Bill here from Strictly Business in Chilton region.
I just wanted to let all of you know about this player event we are doing in Chilton for this weekends War event. Regular wars are pretty stagnant for us as I’m sure they are in many other regions. It is almost predetermined which factions come in what places before the war even starts. In our Region we have won ever war since we formed…several other factions fight it out for 2-4…and several others fight it out for 5-8 really.
One day one of faction leaders (Kevin from Afterburners - Hi Kevin) jokingly said we should do a draft of all the players in the region. Kevin and I are both big sports fans so giggled about this and it was an inside joke for the past few months. During the last CRW war i was on my voice chat with my lovely co-lead Lulu and she said hey you know what why don’t we do that draft thing for regular war for real?
So obviously change scares the piss out of people so we had a lot of negative reactions to the event but eventually many players came around to the idea. We picked captains of similar ability and team strength. Those captains will be drafting all of the players that want to participate. We are going to be LIVE STREAMING the event so people can actually see who is getting picked where on Line. More people are excited about the actual Draft event than the war I think lol.
Yes there are a bunch of issues. What happens to the people who don’t want to do it being the big one. In or faction 28 people are doing it out of 30. The other 2 are either no warring or joining up with another fac for the event. In others the factions voted and either all are doing it or none. Other factions let each member choose and they will figure it out from there.
What is the point you might ask? The point is to have fun. Not worry about the damn rewards. Not worry about cans or whatever. Just go out and have fun for a weekend. Play with some people you normally don’t. Hey maybe someone you thought was an asshat actually isn’t that bad. We usually go undefeated or lose 1 match in war. We are giving up guaranteed first place prizes to do this in our faction and everyone still wanted to do it. Make it fun!
I’m bringing this up here thinking maybe that other players in other regions can think of some outside the box things too to help keep our community flourishing and fun. This is something that all of you could do. Take some ownership of your gaming experience. It’s really nice to just sit back, have some fun, and not be so damn serious and concerned about bugs, rewards, getting screwed, etc. If you have any questions or are interested in seeing how it worked out just ask. I would be happy to help. Our draft is set for 9PM on Thursday. On Wednesday night we are going to announce the draft order using a randomizer