This thread is to discuss the poor distribution of rewards in Crystal Defenders and Akram Arena, as the ones in Draconis Peaks are acceptable. Basically, each game mode has a cap to amount of potential honor points you can gain within them. With Premium it increases the cap 50% and increases your total amount by 10%.
Along side honor points you are rewarded paradigmatic clusters and paradigmatic essence as well. It seems as if all 3 game modes have equal cluster/essence distribution if you hit the cap for points. The amounts can vary, but it seems to be around 44-55 clusters and 0-5 essence on the winning side (I received 10 essence once in Draconis Peaks but that was an anomaly). If you are on the losing side your gains will be about half. Now, this might be acceptable and all if the potential caps actually reflected the realistic amount of points you would receive in each game mode, but unfortunately that isn't the case. In fact, you will end up getting more points on average in Draconis Peaks than the other two modes because the game mode has pvm aspects which makes it more 'consistent'. That is, in just about every game of Draconis Peaks you should be able to kill the dragon once or twice and maybe deliver an egg or two, even if you are on the losing side. Draconis Peaks is also the smallest game mode so it's the easiest to initiate plus has a longer time frame than Akram Arena which is three times the size for whatever reason. This isn't even counting the fact that Crystal Defenders and Akram Arena crash regularly and you lose all rewards gained up to that point.
In a game that goes to the time limit usually just about everyone in the game will be hitting, or near the point cap, where as this is completely not the case for the other game modes. Also it is significantly easier to finish the wounding quest for Draconis Peaks than the other modes because the threshold for badges of wounding is lower; you can basically kill the dragon once with your team and have the quest done. In the other modes you need probably 3 times as much damage dealt except there is no pvm boss to deal all of that damage too. True there are crystals to destroy, but that only applies if you are attacking and have cleared out the enemy team defending it, plus the crystals have more defense than the dragon so you do less damage to them anyway.
In Draconis Peaks if you are on the winning team you will almost always have maxed points. In Crystal Defenders and Akram Arena, you won't even have a fraction of that if you are defending and they don't get past the first crystal because you don't have as many means of obtaining points; you are only doing so much damage and you aren't delivering eggs.
So I'm not sure how/if I would adjust the points on Crystal Defenders and Akram Arena, but I would certainly increase the potential amount of clusters/essence you get from them by 2 times for Crystal Defenders and 3 times for Akram Arena. That is, instead of capping at around 50 clusters and 3 essence for all of them, it would be 100/10 for Crystal Defenders and 150/20 for Akram Arena.