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Free to Play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby cooldeals on Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:04 pm

cooldeals wrote:Concise description:
  • Speed Games on the Classic Map should be available to Freemium Members

Specifics/Details:
  • Create a new tab in "Join A Game" for "Join Classic Speed Games".
  • This tab will be the default tab when "Join A Game" is clicked.
  • All Games on this tab will be Speed Games with basic settings (Esc, Sunny, Automatic Deployment, 5 min turns, 6 players, standard).
  • These games will only be on the Classic Map.
  • These games will be open to Freemium members.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will increase the retention rate of new players
  • This will give new players a taste of the best part of the site for average players looking for a classic risk type game online
  • This will still encourage players to buy premium
  • Ends the problem of a player's first game being on a map they don't understand
  • Ends the problem of player's going to pogo.com to play risk after they realize they have to wait 24 hours to play again, and never coming back.
  • This change will not cause other significant problems in the current way the site operates
  • These settings are more fair to newcomers and limit the free options.
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Re: 1 free speed game / month

Postby misterman10 on Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:41 pm

Koronna wrote:even for those who don't pay, will have the opportunity to play at least a real time game once every month

Live Chat = set up real time games

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Re: 1 free speed game / month

Postby Koronna on Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:56 pm

misterman10 wrote:
Koronna wrote:even for those who don't pay, will have the opportunity to play at least a real time game once every month

Live Chat = set up real time games

rejected.


live chat to set up rt games = time + effort most people don't want to give in = defeats the purpose of speed games
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Postby Twill on Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:07 pm

Koronna,

Think of all the multiple accounts people would set up to get that 1 free game a month 100 times a month - man, multi hunters would have a field day (or drown in the work load, one of the two) :)
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Postby john1099 on Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:14 pm

Twill wrote:Koronna,

Think of all the multiple accounts people would set up to get that 1 free game a month 100 times a month - man, multi hunters would have a field day (or drown in the work load, one of the two) :)

And why wouldn't they set up 100 multi's, and get 400 games at a time :-s

Wow, someone thought out their response.
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Postby BaldAdonis on Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:23 am

I think this is a good idea. It would hardly increase the expenses, and would encourage players to buy premium. How many times have you played speed games with players who got two free for voting, and later the players have bought premium? Happened twice to me.
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Postby Iliad on Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:51 am

perhaps newbies get 2 speed games when they stat because they are usually impatient and leave.
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Re: 1 free speed game / month

Postby Iliad on Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:07 am

misterman10 wrote:
Koronna wrote:even for those who don't pay, will have the opportunity to play at least a real time game once every month

Live Chat = set up real time games

rejected.

real time does not equal speed games. This seems like a very good idea to me, an idea that should please both freemiums and premiums
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Re: 1 free speed game / month

Postby insomniacdude on Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:45 am

Koronna wrote:
misterman10 wrote:
Koronna wrote:even for those who don't pay, will have the opportunity to play at least a real time game once every month

Live Chat = set up real time games

rejected.


live chat to set up rt games = time + effort most people don't want to give in = defeats the purpose of speed games


Then pay the $20 to eliminate the effort.

I support Speed games staying premium only. Lack needs to provide more incentive to get premiums to buy. Unlimited games, password protected, and now speed games (which are really unneccessary anyway...why tax the serves because the people who didn't want to buy a premium wanted a premium feature?
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Re: 1 free speed game / month

Postby BaldAdonis on Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:58 am

insomniacdude wrote:Lack needs to provide more incentive to get premiums to buy....why tax the serves because the people who didn't want to buy a premium wanted a premium feature?


This would be an incentive to get premium. Anyone who plays a speed game will see the benefits, and probably won't want to wait a month to play another one. Same reason you get four games at a time for free, it entices you to play more. One game a month per person won't make a big difference to the servers.
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Postby Twill on Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:39 am

john1099 wrote:And why wouldn't they set up 100 multi's, and get 400 games at a time :-s

Wow, someone thought out their response.


Oh I did, and oh, they do - well, usually only 3 to 4 accounts, but some have had up to 10 or so just to get free games. They get busted in the background so you dont ever see them ;)

As to the "teaser" option for speed games, it's been thrown about in several other threads, the multiple accounts problem is probably the main objection...if you anyone can come up with a way to give a few free speed games without making it easy to get them simply by creating several accounts, do post it please :)
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Postby Wisse on Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:08 am

euh you can play a speed game if you get the gamenumber from someone
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Postby Twill on Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:52 pm

Wisse wrote:euh you can play a speed game if you get the gamenumber from someone


really???

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No you cant...I just tried. If you know a way, do let us know so it can be fixed :)
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Postby cena-rules on Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:00 pm

Twill wrote:
Wisse wrote:euh you can play a speed game if you get the gamenumber from someone


really???

<edit>
No you cant...I just tried. If you know a way, do let us know so it can be fixed :)


I know a way

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Postby sam_levi_11 on Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:09 pm

good idea cena, why didnt anyone think of it :roll:
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