In another thread, seaofsorrows posted that the Badlands is broken as far as determining a player's contribution to completing an objective. I made a post, and they responded:
I'm just happy that the Na'khul red alerts are coming back so I have a better way to get Terran and hopefully Temporal marks.
That Badlands battlezone is just horribly designed. I did one of the Generator points today, I did 2 of the 3 points solo until someone else came along. I helped him do the 3rd one and we both teamed up on the rift in the middle..
Got Tier II reward.. no marks.
That zone just totally sucks...
I have this result on 3 of my characters (the ones that use cannons and torpedoes). They can't get better than Tier 2 on the "beat back the Terran invaders" assault when the map resets. They never get more than 35 Terran marks for "kick the stations back to the mirror universe" part of the map.
Until I read your post, I thought it was just me being silly for not using B:FAW on all my characters (since my B:FAW builds get the Tier 4 rewards far more consistently). I'm curious to know if this happens to alot of players. Maybe something is not working as intended?
Oh it's completely screwed up for everyone. I did a zone 3/4 by myself in a ship that's parses 50-60k with ease and still got Tier II. People think it's their low DPS doing it, it's not.. it's just the zone, it totally sucks.
Right after that point, I flew to the next point, took part in the last 30-40 seconds of a Generator capture and got Tier IV. It seems to just take a wild guess based on whatever it feels like giving you at the time. They put in a fix for it shortly after the release of the zone, but it didn't work...
I did a brief check of the last 8 months, but I did not see any threads about this issue.
I would like to ask the tribble testers some questions. Are many of you having an issue with not receiving credit for your contributions in the Battlezone? If you are, did you make a thread/post a comment/etc? I am asking this last part in case Cryptic does not know there is an issue, if there is one.