Now we all know the Charlie Foxtrot that the tournaments have become, either you fly the entire duration of the tournament, or you get left in the dust for the plane rewards. That being said, I want to steer some attention to the Emblems being dropped in these tournaments.
So for example, this last tournament for the ridgebacks, I spent 20 bucks on fuel (Knowing full well it wasn't enough to get the special shinden) so I could compete for some of the rewards. I ended up getting the emblem and callsigns, coming within the top 1,000. I got my shinden up to level 10 since I wasn't going to get the RB, and I put the ridgebacks emblem on there because, well, I like having semi relevance when im using special emblems. Anyways, I got MVP, and that's when I realized that this emblem plays a special tune when you win with it. Blue Skies, from ace combat 04. So yeah, maybe we all want the planes, and the way they are working the system sucks. But when I heard that song playing, it made the whole tournament worth my time. I just wanted it to be known the emblems are semi exclusive too. and while they may not be some super special plane with slightly beefed up stats, they still can distinguish you from the "Common Rabble" Of players who cant afford/don't have that competitive nature. Would love to hear thoughts on this. I personally think the emblems are great rewards in their own right, and all I ever see anymore is people complaining about how they will never get the special planes.