Option to continue in current game mode after end of program on channel

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Option to continue in current game mode after end of program on channel

Post by keeth » 23 Jan 2019, 09:29

Currently, when a program end on the channel, half of the players leave because they only were there for that specific program.
There should be a pop up asking the player if they'd like to continue to play on the title used in said program. If they don't have bought the game well then tell them they need to buy it in order to play outside the channel.

I do realize this could be complicated considering that most titles have more than one server.
In my opinion; Just throw them to the most popular. If full, throw them to the next, etc etc.

This would help to keep people playing :D
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Re: Option to continue in current game mode after end of program on channel

Post by Miss » 23 Jan 2019, 10:47

Not sure if a direct "redirect" to the most popular server is a super good idea (although Twitch shows us that it is in fact possible with raids etc.) This might also steer some people away from playing multiple programs on a channel however, lowering discoverability.

I agree that there could definitely be some kind of "ad" to give the option to buy the game. However it might already be like that and I just wouldn't know because I already have all the titles :P
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Re: Option to continue in current game mode after end of program on channel

Post by Dmark » 23 Jan 2019, 11:12

What about a popup where you can choose between some options?
It should appear at the end of each program.

The following picture shows a concept how it could be look like (sorry for my bad Paint skills).
Important are the information:
- Program you have played
- which Program is next
- If you dont have the title a big button to buy the game
- Go to a server from past Program (should exist a setting in Program Manager for each Program, need to use the server-login; need to be a public server)
- Go back to main menu
- Play next Program
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Re: Option to continue in current game mode after end of program on channel

Post by HYPE » 23 Jan 2019, 11:39

I like the idea in general but I also have the same concerns as Miss does. Sending them to a popular privat server could be difficult and unfair for other server hosters.
Also it could lead to the Channl being even more empty.
But I believe it should be worth a try.
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Re: Option to continue in current game mode after end of program on channel

Post by gamer0x » 24 Jan 2019, 19:25

Yeah im not a fan of that either.
I don't join often a channel program because either the mode is just running very shortly or everyone will probably leave the server after the mode anyway. :/

@Dmark
the idea is good.
just to add:
- a timer of the option (Next Program) to get automatically there in like 30sec
- maybe see live who is gonna join where (number of player). at least in the last seconds. or.. better:
- make this popup accessible while playing too

@HYPE @Miss
just take them all together to a random server of that mode. popularity doesnt matter.
i think once there was a possiblity to join a random server with a command like join siege.
dont know if the criteria was 100% random but it could be easily i guess

either that, or nadeo choose official servers.
=> or just have 3 channels running parallel!
and with the popup / programswitcher they can always switch to last or next channel.
so like that a program will run 3 program times as it is now. :3

if you have to pay the game for the other 2 'subprograms'/servers or is still free - is a different thing.

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Re: Option to continue in current game mode after end of program on channel

Post by keeth » 25 Jan 2019, 12:29

All of your concerns are very important aspects of this idea.
But from my personal experience, when a program ends, people leave anyway.
Hence such an option would be favourable in my opinion.

All in all, i think it would benefit the game over all.
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