Yes, technically 3. I wasn't being clear. I meant the round he is currently on plus 2 more. Honestly, this would so much less confusing and take care of the "not getting multiples of 5" issue if they would get rid of the doubled round pass and just count skipped rounds as completed rounds.

Can anyone explain me the logic behind the sweet spots?

The logic behind it is that you'll earn a round pass while the rewards are doubled (thus earning 2 round passes)

So if you have 5 round passes used this week then you will start on "Round 6". Round 6,7,8,9,10 will all have double rewards (double stars, double tg's and double round passes).

So when you complete your 5th "played round" you will earn 2 round passes. So now you are on "written round 10, complete it and have 2 passes" compared to someone who earned 4 round passes this week, earns their 1st round pass on round 9 (which is their 5th played round but since rewards doubling ended at round 4 you only earn 1 round pass.

If a player earned 4 last week, they start on "round 5" and earn their 1st pass after completing "round 9" (which is their 5th round). They will earn 1 pass after completing "round 9"

If a player earned 5 last week, they start on "round 6" and earn their 1st and 2nd pass after completing "round 10" (which is their 5th round). They will earn 2 passes after completing "round 10"

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Thanks @DLich looks unfair to me... If round passes won't be affected when on double rewards the progression would seem more logical to me. I would also count the rounds that you have skipped and then everything would make more sense... You haven't play those rounds, but it is clear that you could, you did last week (or when this started) and you were not given and option so they should count...

As it stands the main benefit I see when looking at the "total round number" is that the TG rewards for completing the round matches up with what we'd expect to see. It was originally announced here that...

"Example: 1) Last week, you started the Challenge at Difficulty 12 and played 15 Rounds of Challenge Missions and thus earned 3 Round Passes. 2) This week, when you start the Challenge, your Round Passes are used, and the first three Rounds are skipped. The first Round you will play this week is Difficulty 15. 3) When you complete each Mission in this Round, you earn double Stars. A Perfect Victory is worth 6 Stars! 4) After completing all six Missions, you receive 30 stars for completing the Difficulty 15 Round and 800 TG. Normally, your first completed round would have earned 12 Stars for a Difficulty 12 Round and 400 TG. 5) The next 2 Rounds also give double rewards, for a total of three Rounds of doubled rewards [matching the three Round Passes that were used]. 6) When you have finished playing 5 Rounds in this week's Challenge, you earn your first Round Pass to be used next week.

So by counting rounds you've skipped (lets assume 3) you aren't getting double what the first round would provide but rather double what the 4th round would provide in regards to TG

So, in essence, the benefit of the game counting rounds you skipped as "rounds" helps us keep the correct amount of TG's we'd earn had we completed the "4th round" even though it's our first playable round.

I had made a spreadsheet here based on the information FOABP had advised above. I created that prior to 2.7 going live. That spreadsheet regarding TG's is no longer accurate (but at the time of creating it I realized we would get slightly less TG's overall). So ultimately since the rounds skipped still count as rounds regarding "total rounds" we get the correct amount of TG's (not what you see on that chart I created) but it causes hella confusion regarding when players will earn their next round pass.

The best advice I can give to anyone to know when they'll get their next pass is...

Take the number of skips you earned and add 5 to know when you'll get your first. Then add another 5 on when you'll get your next one. If you earned 5 last week then you'll get 2 after your 5th played round. If you earned 10 last week then you'll get 2 after your 10th played round.

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Hey @Dlich you actually need to complete that round so where it says Round 19 (i.e.) You actually need to be at 20 since you need to pass it to get the round pass, getting up to 19 isn't giving you the pass. Am I right? Wouldn't it better to have that on the char?

The chart is meant to show the round you need to complete not the round you need to see.

When you complete the “19th” round is when you get the pass. The bonus is given for completing the 19th not the 20th so it’s why I put what round you need to beat not what you need to see.

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In my case, I start at level 14 normally My triple rounds start at level 19

So the way I figure my round passes earned is like this 14-15-16-17-18 = round pass 1 19-19-19-20-20 = round pass 2 20-21-21-21-22 = round pass 3 22-22-23-23-23 = round pass 4 24-24-24-25-25 = round pass 5

So the next week, I would start at level 19 because I skip 5 rounds Skip 14 -15 -16 -17 - 18 - (single rounds for me)

But you don't count the levels you skip for the next round passes earned Hope that makes sense

In my case, I start at level 14 normally My triple rounds start at level 19

So the way I figure my round passes earned is like this 14-15-16-17-18 = round pass 1 19-19-19-20-20 = round pass 2 20-21-21-21-22 = round pass 3 22-22-23-23-23 = round pass 4 24-24-24-25-25 = round pass 5

So the next week, I would start at level 19 because I skip 5 rounds Skip 14 -15 -16 -17 - 18 - (single rounds for me)

But you don't count the levels you skip for the next round passes earned Hope that makes sense

This is true in a sense. The second part is true. You’ll skip the first 5 if you earned 5 last week.

It if you don’t complete 25.2 then you only earn 4 passes. So next week will look like this...

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5,526If @Invader skipped 3 rounds his 1st playable round was 4. 5th playable round is 8. 10th playable round is 13. 15th playable round is 18.

Since Invader still has to play round 16, he would also need to complete round 17 and round 18 until he earns his next round pass. So technically 3.

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3,5761,188Edit: typo

3605,526So if you have 5 round passes used this week then you will start on "Round 6". Round 6,7,8,9,10 will all have double rewards (double stars, double tg's and double round passes).

So when you complete your 5th "played round" you will earn 2 round passes. So now you are on "written round 10, complete it and have 2 passes" compared to someone who earned 4 round passes this week, earns their 1st round pass on round 9 (which is their 5th played round but since rewards doubling ended at round 4 you only earn 1 round pass.

If a player earned 4 last week, they start on "round 5" and earn their 1st pass after completing "round 9" (which is their 5th round). They will earn 1 pass after completing "round 9"

If a player earned 5 last week, they start on "round 6" and earn their 1st and 2nd pass after completing "round 10" (which is their 5th round). They will earn 2 passes after completing "round 10"

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3602,0525,526"

Example:1) Last week, you started the Challenge at Difficulty 12 and played 15 Rounds of Challenge Missions and thus earned 3 Round Passes.

2) This week, when you start the Challenge, your Round Passes are used, and the first three Rounds are skipped. The first Round you will play this week is Difficulty 15.

3) When you complete each Mission in this Round, you earn double Stars. A Perfect Victory is worth 6 Stars!

4) After completing all six Missions, you receive 30 stars for completing the Difficulty 15 Round and 800 TG.

Normally, your first completed round would have earned 12 Stars for a Difficulty 12 Round and 400 TG.5) The next 2 Rounds also give double rewards, for a total of three Rounds of doubled rewards [matching the three Round Passes that were used].

6) When you have finished playing 5 Rounds in this week's Challenge, you earn your first Round Pass to be used next week.

So by counting rounds you've skipped (lets assume 3) you aren't getting double what the first round would provide but rather

double what the 4th round would provide in regards to TGSo, in essence, the benefit of the game counting rounds you skipped as "rounds" helps us keep the correct amount of TG's we'd earn had we completed the "4th round" even though it's our first playable round.

I had made a spreadsheet here based on the information FOABP had advised above. I created that prior to 2.7 going live. That spreadsheet regarding TG's is no longer accurate (but at the time of creating it I realized we would get slightly less TG's overall). So ultimately since the rounds skipped still count as rounds regarding "total rounds" we get the correct amount of TG's (not what you see on that chart I created) but it causes hella confusion regarding when players will earn their next round pass.

The best advice I can give to anyone to know when they'll get their next pass is...

Take the number of skips you earned and add 5 to know when you'll get your first. Then add another 5 on when you'll get your next one. If you earned 5 last week then you'll get 2 after your 5th played round. If you earned 10 last week then you'll get 2 after your 10th played round.

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3605,526When you complete the “19th” round is when you get the pass. The bonus is given for completing the 19th not the 20th so it’s why I put what round you need to beat not what you need to see.

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3,5764,501I think the chart @DLich has made is based on the completion of the round indicated.

ie, 19 (completion of round 19)

*Edit (I must write slow or something, lol)

TJS - Member of W-SNation Wars 🇦🇺 Australian Team Captain2,0521,872My triple rounds start at level 19

So the way I figure my round passes earned is like this

14-15-16-17-18 = round pass 1

19-19-19-20-20 = round pass 2

20-21-21-21-22 = round pass 3

22-22-23-23-23 = round pass 4

24-24-24-25-25 = round pass 5

So the next week, I would start at level 19 because I skip 5 rounds

Skip 14 -15 -16 -17 - 18 - (single rounds for me)

But you don't count the levels you skip for the next round passes earned

Hope that makes sense

5,526It if you don’t complete 25.2 then you only earn 4 passes. So next week will look like this...

14-15-16-17 = skipped

18-19-19-19-20 = 1 pass

20-20-21-21-21 = 2 passes

22-22-22-23-23 = 3 passes

23-24-24-24-25 = 4 passes

25-25-26-26-26 = 5 passes

So if you can’t beat 25.2 this week to get to 5 (and only get 4) then next week you have to beat 26.3 to get to 5.

Logic says if you could have beaten 26.3 then you should be able to beat 25.2

Unless your fortunate enough to randomly get 19.4 or 19.5 it’s a harder go for you next week.

Players who get 4 have a harder time to get 5 then those who get 5 and try getting 5 again.

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1,872The first week I used 5 round passes and I started at round 19.1

14-15-16-17 and 18 were all skipped

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1,872I was not paying much attention to that the next week after I used my 5 passes

I did manage to get 5 passes again after using my 5

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