Metsfanmax wrote:Ok, it's up to you I guess. If it were me, I'd be just as happy either giving them enough credits to join the Conquer Cup if they wanted to, or contributing 20% to their effort to become premium and have a whole year of playing as many games as they want.
Mets is probably right about how we need to do it.
Here's why it is a bad idea to gift entry into the cup, what if someone doesn't want to play in it? I mean, we could start gifting it to people who we know hate the game type or people who are inactive. That needs to be circumvented ahead of time. Gifting credits is a much better idea.
They still have to join the games. They could choose not to play and then you would be wasting the $5 that you're spending on annoying them.
Metsfanmax wrote:The only distinction between gifting credits and gifting a cup entry is that the player might choose not to use those credits for entering the Conquer Cup. If they did want to play in the Conquer Cup, then they will use those credits to sign up and you'll see the tangible result.
I studied economics in undergrad and one of the common topics was when economics seems to be broken. Gift giving is one example. An economist would tell you that the best gift is cash or a prepaid credit card because then the person can spend that money on whatever has the highest value to them. But we all know that this is not how people operate (and it ignores the utility to the gift giver). Like I said, I understand koontz wanting to give an entry rather than the credits. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's the best way to do it, and it looks like koontz has come around to the credit idea, so I guess this whole point is moot
I will point out that the entries option had the added benefit of making the Cup fill faster, which I know has been a recurring issue.
greenoaks wrote:if i put up a 12 month prize for one of my tournaments it would be nice to use the matching that CC does to give 5 Conquer Cup entries as additional prizes.
Good point, but I'm not sure CC wants to give away too many entries for free because they have to cover the cost of their prizes.