A lot of players are calling for this so of course I have been thinking about the reality of it. I don’t know if it is proven but perhaps if we do the upfront hard work for Edgebee, it might be easier for them to pick up from the forum and implement. Also and more importantly, I have put consideration into their business model (ie. them making $).
Ok first, PRICE point. i think that a $10 tourney is much more friendly than a $15 one. The higher entry cost would allow better prizes and better deck diversity. Lets go forward with the $10 tourney since I think it is a good price point.
Now WHO? My model below really works to the members and since they are asking for it, I think you should be a member in order to access the tournaments.
Next, DECK. $10 = 1000 tokens. Edgebee on multiple occasions has 20% off tokens for members. So that equates to a profit margin they are ok with. The buy in would allow for members to build a deck using 2 master/expansion packs, and 5 basic packs. That equals 900 tokens (using the 20% off). Thus you will have 2 rare/epics, 4 uncommon, and 29 uncommons to make a deck. I would advise that the tournaments are 6v6 (12 card) decks. since i do not know the chances of getting 7 allys might be too difficult. This would need some further investigating. The remaining 100 tokens goes into the pot.
EVOs Just having a closed deck build would be no fun. In order to bring strategy into this we need to allow for evolving and color changing of cards. Our two options are an allotment of gems for use in the tourney or a number of crystals available. I would prefer the gems since it would give more power to the player to use as as strategy. Note that xp would not matter. if you give the evo crystal to a creature, it would automatically evolve. For gems, i would allot 120,000 gems. That would ideally allow for 4 level 3 commons, 2 lv 3 uncommons, and 1 lv 3 rare, or 1 lv 2 epic ally. Now you may prefer to have 2 fully leveled rares and not much else. It depends on your card and strategy. For the crystal allotment, i would say give a certain number of types of evo crystals and color changing T-crystals.
CONTEST. I do not have much experience on how a bracket should go but I would think it would be a pair up, then best out of 3, and if you get 2 loses you are eliminated. This gets a little complicated because the more people in it, the better the prize, but the longer the tournament and harder to run. I need some feedback or expertise here.
PRIZE. Ok so the 100 token pot from the beginning can be used a few ways. My personal desire for entering a tournament would be that I can pick the card I want for winning. For Edgebee to support this, we would need a good amount of people in each tournament. Using the 20% off rule, we would need 12 people to pick any rare equip, 16 people for rare ally, 24 people for epic equip and 40 people for epic ally. It will be determined if these are so popular that we continually get those numbers. The other option is the winner takes all the tokens to spend as they wish. So for a 20 person tourney, that is 2000 tokens. Again this whole model is based on no loss to Edgebee. Certainly the tournament would be sweeter if Edgebee bumped up the prize.
Ok so what do you think? Any merit here? Constructive criticism is most helpful as is offering suggestions.