Ok...for some reason I was thinking back to end of last season - when GLU solicited opinions/ideas for spicing up CVC a bit.
I came up with two different ideas - curious as to what the feedback on them might be.
#1) A stripped down version of CVC. Lets call this the Mano-a-Mano version.
Premise: Strip CVC down to its basics.
Eliminate autoplay, no bonus players, no extra gold retries, no video boosts, no gold continues, no gold boosts, no cvc subscription boosts.
Let's see whose team is really the "best" without all the white noise of boosting, paying for extra stuff, random autoplay results, etc.
You get one hour to "manually play" your # of entries.
Let's see who is actually best at cvc. Not who spends the most, or gets the lucky autoplay results.
Obviously - from a GLU perspective - not a very good boon to their bottom line P&L.
With a slight twist (this is evolving as I type it):
From a fan/player perspective - I think seeing who on a level playing field is "best" - would attract interest.
This doesn't necessarily have to be a "club" event. It could be an "individual" event with an entry fee (blue cash / or small gold amount).
That - would give GLU some resources consumed / income.
Individuals would the compete against others in their same tier (ie. Gold IV players all in one tier. Platinum VI players off in their own bracket).
This would not be the normal weekly event - but perhaps could be rolled out once per quarter....
Texas High Stakes - CVC
Premise: High stakes rewards for the winners
Okay - this would be normal CVC as we play it today. But the twist is that all of the blue cash, gold for extra plays, gold for extra boosts, etc...goes into a kitty/pot that is displayed on the screen. So as play progresses we see the pot increasing with cash/gold.
At the end - its a winner take all spoils for the winning club. Dividing the pot amongst its participating players that round. Of course - GLU would get a % of the kitty/pot of the top....like 20% to give them a vested interest in the event.
My thought process - is that amongst the higher echelon teams and VIP players - ego is going to win out - and the desire to "win" the pot is going to lead to more and more gold/cash being thrown into a match. My conclusion is based on the observation that most of the higher tier teams/players - react emotionally and not rationally in this game. Afterall they already spend $$$ and gold on this event to win boxes with an 80% chance of a scrub player.
Anyways - that's what I came up with. Let the flame game commence.