Some thoughts on Season 3 from a casual player point of view.
Did I purchase Season 3 pass : Yes
Do I think the Season 3 pass was worth it: Yes
Did I get to level 50 without additional crowns : No
Why Not: Simply ran out of time
Will I purchase Season 4 pass : unsure at the moment.
I assume most folks that purchase the season pass want to get to the cap by the end of the season. I'm a casual player, I don't play Vigor exclusively, I really enjoy the game "but" if purchasing the season pass and not being able to get to the level cap by the end of the season (with my available game time) is a trend then I'm not sure I'll be purchasing any more season passes.
One thing I've noticed during season 3, from the moment I select to enter the "Encounter" up to the point of entering the game (initial map screen) a fair amount of time was spent "waiting", there have been allot of "timeout" errors when trying to enter encounters this season. (It's not my internet connection btw)
I recorded some of my own game stats over 170 encounters from lvl 42 - 47. For these examples "Queue Time" starts from the moment I select to enter the "Encounter" up to the point I enter the game with the initial map screen, so the time it takes "preparing server" + "lobby time" + "additional time" (if i get the "timeout to server" error and have to restart the encounter). Even removing the lobby time its still about 15% - 20% of time was spent "waiting", what does this mean to me, less encounters played, less time leveling up and less loot gathered over the duration of the season.
Level XP Required Encounters Played Queue Time Play Time Ave XP Per Enc Avg Encounter Time
42 57300 27 01:55 05:25 2165 12:02
43 60300 26 01:25 05:13 2273 12:02
44 63300 28 00:46 05:15 2200 11:15
45 66400 32 01:21 05:34 2040 10:26
46 69500 28 01:15 04:47 2300 10:15
47 72000 30 01:25 05:07 2300 10:14
Why do i bother to post this, i guess i'm highlighting that season 3, while enjoyable overall , did suffer from allot of timeout errors that ultimately ate into a fair chunk of in-game time.
Ending on a positive note, i think the game is great and look forward to future improvements.