One of the main demands made by the #playersunite movement is that the gap between F2P, mid-level spenders and whales is bridged. If the majority of players cannot be competitive, the game is not fun for anyone. Not for those who have to watch their team fail time after time nor for those who can just auto against their opponent in a few seconds. That’s not a challenge. Furthermore, without F2P, there wouldn’t be a game. All types of player rely on one another equally. So, how do Scopely address this so we don’t all just throw in the towel entirely, while they maximise their revenue? Currently, for small spenders, there is little incentive to open their wallets. The only access we have to really decent toons is through the premium wheel, and everyone knows the odds are so poor that unless you’re prepared to lay down a lot of money, there’s no point just paying for a single pull.
Here’s what I suggest.
Bring back toons as rewards for solo tourneys.
For me this is most important. I consider myself a mid-level spender (playing for 3 years, prestige 12). However, I remember coming 5th in a raid tourney quite soon after I started playing (maybe 5 months) by saving a shed load of cans up, and winning Norma. Although I was small fry at the time, I did buy a few extra cans near the end to secure my position. Make 6 month old premiers the top 7 rewards, like they used to be. Nobody is suggesting they should be anything newer than that, but the likes of Harper, blue Carl, Lydia or even Ajax can make a huge difference to a low-level spender’s roster. It will also reignite their interest in the game. The rewards now are so bad, nobody cares (therefore nobody pays) for a podium finish. The milestones are better than the actual rewards…
Improve war rewards.
Everyone should get a shot at a good toon for war. The current wheel is shockingly bad. Improve the rewards and more people will pay for cans/insta reps. This way, even F2P will get a good toon eventually.
Exclusive ascendables for completing roadmaps.
Remember when Scopely used to do roadmaps where you could earn a 5*? Yeah. They should do that again. Make them tough (but not ridiculous). Give everyone one free shot, with the opportunity to use a team mate’s support toon. Fail once and pay a small fee to have another crack.
More legacy toons.
Scopely should be releasing at least one per month. Obviously they shouldn’t be the same level of OP as the premiums, but they should be viable. The number of unascneded 5s I have in my roster probably equals the number of 6 I have. And I have PLENTY of medals and fodder. It’s just I know I’ll never use them.
The chance to ‘win’ premium pulls.
Some kind of event where players are able to make a free 5/10 pull for completing some tough challenges. No need to add anything there.
This is just a few ideas off the top of my head. Please feel free to add any other suggestions.