Don't know if this has been suggested before. I know I mentioned it, but I'll make it an official suggestion.
I would like to have the option to start a game and set the amount of points players stake on the game.
Instead of having the standard CC way of calculating points, you start a game where everybody puts 20 points in the "pot". No matter if you're a cook or a general, you stand to lose 20 points or win 20 point times the amount of players. In an 8 player game the winner would get 160 points, in a 1v1 game the winner would get 40 points, no matter if the winner is a cook or a general.
The 20 points is just an example, you should be able to play for any amount within certain boundaries, say anywhere between 10 and 50 points, which I think is pretty much the average range. So, if you set up a 4 player game with a 40 point stake, the winner would get 160 points. And obviously it's all voluntary, you only join if you want to play for the specific amount of points.
How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
Of course it would be an additional option. One I think that will make players more active, especially higher ranked players. It would be the perfect solution for people like myself, people that love to play, but right now lose a disproportionate amount of points when they lose and get few points when they win. Yesterday for example, I won 68 points in a 6 player speed game and lost 47 in a 1v1 tournament game.
I really think that it would especially attract a lot more players to speed games. I personally don't care enough about points to not play 6, 7, 8 player escalating games with all lower ranked players, but I know a lot of people do.
Following the same line of though, I also think it would be a possible incentive for a lot more players to join tournaments. And we all know tournaments are one of the most important activities that keep people playing on CC.
Those type of games would also eliminate the ever-present "need" for lower ranked players to go after the highest ranked player first.
I'm pretty sure it's a win-win option for us players as well as for CC.
Only thing I can think of people saying is that it would give almost-farmers a chance to get even more points easily. Maybe question marks and freemiums shouldn't be able to join games with this option, I don't know. But hey, there will always be a small amount of people taking advantage of any system. In the meantime it would give many players an additional option that I think would get many players to play more and enjoy Conquer Club a lot more....