Bill here from Strictly Business in Chilton again. As some of you are aware from here and on Line we had a player event in Chilton this past weekend. We took anyone who wanted to participate and put them in a pool of players and selected captains to ‘draft’ them one at a time. The leaders of the region together decided on who would be captains. We chose 1 each from several factions and tried to avoid having the best players but keep them of similar play level. We had just under 120 people sign up so had 4 captains.
The draft order was randomly decided by someone with a randomizer app and we were good to go. The teams were drafted on Thursday night. One of the SB members live streamed it on Youtube and despite the bad timing for the rest of the world other than North America (we did it at 9pm EST) we still had over 150 people watching it.
I’m proud to say it went amazingly well. Nearly every single person has had rave reviews. Despite the fact that the #2 and #3 factions in our region did not participate the 4 Draft factions finished in 1st - 4th place.
I firmly believe that when we do it again…and based on what everyone is saying we are definitely doing it again we probably will have twice as many participants. The activity level was a LOT higher than normal. People got to play with people they normally did not. It also let many people fight for 1st place that normally do not get to do so. Most importantly people seemed to have FUN. Everyone was excited for the Draft talking about who might selected when and what team they might be on. People were chatting in global chat and in faction chat. A lot of people made a lot of new friends they normally never would have. Some people even realized that the person they had been hating the past several months maybe wasn’t such an asshat as they thought. Or maybe more so lol.
Our faction has won every single faction event for the past 7 months. We typically go undefeated or maybe lose 1 match if we have a weaker lineup in. If we can do this and give up guaranteed first place prizes then so can you. I know several leaders of top factions have talked to me on Line to ask questions and maybe try this in their own regions. There’s no reason why we can’t do this and other things like it to help support the game we all spend so much time playing. It’s not just up to Scopely but it’s up the players as well to help the game flourish.
Any questions please feel free to respond here, PM me, or feel free to add me on Line (my line id is 041210161017)
P.S. Special thanks to my Lovely co lead Lulu again for wanting to push this through. Without her this would never have happend.