In short: a set of purchasable items (or something) that let you temporarily force a certain holiday event for a small period of time.
In long: I was browsing through the responses to the Halloween update and noticed that many people weren’t a huge fan of the limited time, exclusive items. I myself am not a huge fan, as people who didn’t find the game until later or simply can’t participate in that time are out of luck with regards to obtaining these items (just look at how many people mourn being unable to fund the IndieGoGo). It’s a big “Sucks to be you” kind of thing, and that’s just not fun.
I am also addicted to casually invested in a browser game known as Cookie Clicker (don’t start playing it, trust me). Cookie Clicker is just another idle game, but it has some special events, upgrades, and achievements for a couple seasons if you’re on at the right times. However, rather than needing to wait a year to try obtaining them again, there’s a set of purchasable items (which need to be unlocked, technically, but that’s not a part of this suggestion) that will change the season from whatever it currently is to the selected season for one day. Here’s a screenshot of what I’m talking about:
Right now, the game is in the Christmas season despite it being the middle of October.
My idea is very similar; allow players to buy something that temporarily switches seasons to the desired season for a decently hefty cost, provided another season isn’t already occurring. If you’re willing to shell out a fair bit of cash, you can give everyone in the lobbies a chance to obtain some missed items. The items probably won’t change the entire lobby to their holiday counterparts (that seems a bit difficult to do, not to mention the file sizes), but they would at the very least reactivate events, minigames, and stores present during the season. For example, buying an item to trigger the 2017 Halloween holiday would bring the Beelzebub’s cauldron back, see the return of Forgotten Remains, have the special guests arrive, and reactivate the spooky minigames.
I do want to repeat this, though: these are not cheap items. They change the servers for multiple hours (probably between 6 and 24) to give everyone present the holiday experience. If the items were too cheap, the holidays would almost never end. Only those who have saved up a great deal can purchase these items. It’s something to work towards, or a pleasant surprise from a generous benefactor.
So, what are your thoughts? Feel free to comment, and if you like the idea don’t be afraid to vote. You can also use the poll below to give a more specific response.
- These items must be implemented!
- I’d like to see the seasons change.
- It doesn’t really matter to me.
- Such items are best left out.
- Adding these would be detrimental to the entire game!