Well it looks like this is the final edition of Battlegrounds.
I'm very disappointed because the wars and Battlegrounds are the only reason I play this game. These are the only aspects of the game that require any strategy. Everything else (like the races) is just a matter of throwing money into the pot. The more money you throw in, the more stuff you get back but with ZERO strategy involved. Yawn.
I'm curious to see what they replace Battlegrounds with. I like Battlegrounds because it's the only part of the game which gets you to use monsters other than your top tier monsters. Basically, we all have just a hand full of monsters that we use. The rest are just sitting around collecting dust. Battlegrounds gave us a reason to improve not just our top-tier monsters but our 2nd tier monsters as well.
Are they replacing BG with something similar or is it going to be just another race or maze type of spending competition?