I've now received two independent sources describing tiers 31 to 35. Edit: I have now also received screenshot confirmation.
To sum it up:
|Origin Season||Set||Tier||Dilemma?||Over Run Tier|
|1||Belga OR Nadine||07||Yes||No|
|1||Photon Wings OR Chin Beauty Marks||09||Yes||No|
|1||Zamlord OR Zelsius||13||Yes||No|
|1||Joker OR Lamia||17||Yes||No|
|1||Heretic OR Candy||23||Yes||No|
|5||Nono Schwartz||05||No||31 Group4|
|5||Judgment Coat||08||No||31 Group1|
|5||Undereye Beauty Marks||01||No||32 Group1|
|5||Spiked accessories||06||No||32 Group2|
|5||Third Eyes||12||No||34 Group1|
|5||Granida Capes||29||No||34 Group2|
|5||Seminarion Toll||27||No||35 Group1|
|5||Ilois Alcuria||28||No||35 Group2|
Now that this is confirmed, we as players have to be absolutely and unequivocally clear on what this means:
The Season 1 revival is a failure.
I mean that in a literal sense of the very purpose of bringing Season 1 back for PC players. When Season 1 was active, players could get ALL of these. Not only that, they could get duplicate sets of a quarter of them!
Let's refresh ourselves on what every mission pass announcement ever has said, including Season 5:
you can continue the Mission Pass in Over Run mode and then choose the options you didn’t take the first time! So don’t worry too much about difficult decisions, since we know you want them all!
If you know we want them all, why can't we get them all? Mission Pass has never forced players to leave outfit sets behind before. Why start doing that with a revival?! Some of us want both Zamlord and Zelsius! Why for the first time are we being denied that which was allowed before many of us could play?
It's worth mentioning this is not just a choice for whichever gender your primary character is; some of these outfits sets contain unisex hairstyles and accessories.
I call this prospect a failed revival because in order to fix this, they will need to bring back Season 1 a second time, so we can get the half of the content that we weren't allowed to take this time. Besides the continued upset this would cause Xbox players, the need for this was entirely unavoidable:
The part about "Up to 1 group can be claimed." could have been changed to "Up to 2 groups can be claimed." for those tiers to let us claim both. The tiers could even have just put the two competing sets in Group1 so we didn't have to give up on one of them entirely.
As an interlude, let's discuss the prospect of "Season 1 Revival Part 2":
As things stand, newer players (including all PC players) are only able to claim half of the Season 1 content: Of the eight outfits that originally had their own tiers, we can only receive four. Of the three weapon camos from Season 1, only two exist in Season 5. Of the two accessory sets, we can only receive one. The only things we got completely were the only room furnishing (Rappy Platter) and the only emote (Air Guitar).
Broadly that's half a season. If this setup was repeated, we could have a carbon-copy half-revival in Season 6 or a future season, just replacing the Summer Festival Bow, Summer Lillipan and Rappy Platter with the remaining weapon camo that wasn't renewed (Rose Saber).
It begs the question: If that was the plan all along, why did we get half a revival that pretended to be a full revival? We could have got the first half (Zamlord, Zelsius, Belga and Nadine) in four distinct tiers one season with the second half being left out entirely. That way players would understand that it was a half-revival and likely expect that the other half was coming at a later date. There wouldn't be a feeling of us all missing out the way there is now.
Maybe there is a plan to do a Season 1 Revival Part 2. After all, giving us the full content set from Season 1 would make the gold tickets for Season 5 twice as rewarding as usual and that wouldn't be a good expectation to foster. If that is the case, maybe all eight sets and two accessory sets were brought back the way they were so players could choose which set to get first, allowing us to get our preference first and the other one in a future season.
It's possible, but it stretches out a catch-up process that nobody really wants to see prolonged. Xbox players seem to want revivals to go away so everything is new again, and PC players want to be caught up without any of this delay or upset. Still, it can't hurt to ask. This would be the cleanest way to fix the mess that Season 1's revival appears to have become.
GMs: This is wrong. Please take measures to fix this mess. And looking ahead, please don't allow this to happen again. PC players still need a revival of both Season 2 and tiers 24+ of Season 3. On behalf of all new players starting from mid-May onwards I implore you to find a better way to deliver those. Such as:
- Splitting each revival into two seasons (First half: OG tiers 05/08/10/18, one camo and the emote. Second half: OG tiers 27/28/29/30, two camos and the furnishing). (Obviously for Season 3 only one half-revival is needed).
- Lump pairs of revival sets into Group1 in a tier.
- Let us choose more than one Group in affected tiers.
The short version is: Don't tell us that we can only have one of two things for everything players could always get both of before we could play. It's not fair, and it's not right.
And if there's something else we haven't been told yet and we actually can get everything from Season 1 still, I am fully ready to apologise for this giant post and would deeply appreciate some reassurance about this sooner rather than later.