alright lets take it from the top then
just because “a lot is doing it”, doesn’t mean nothing is wrong or bad about it. It’s gambling at it’s core, underage at that.
now i did give the benefit of the doubt in case i misunderstood, but your in depth explanation does seem to confirm this is the “bad” kind of boxes
Skins, skins or anything alike (wallet cards, so on) = cashing out, = greed, =taking advantage of a generous marketing strategy, and turning it into a frenzy fueled exploitative mechanic at best, for people either solely wishing to cash out(get something for nothing)
or in the style of G2A, Cs:go lotto straight up gambling “the house always profits”
now why “this is bad”, other than the aforementioned gambling aspects of it, the subjective nature would take to much time to list, compared to the bare note that would be taken of it
expiration does not denote the fact either given luck of the draw or by forced mechanics, a discount could come up that would completely nullify all profits Chrono got from said sale (hence the mention of “there is a reason the discounts are as they are already”
expiration dates only further serves to invalidate their usefulness, as other than converting to coins, you could go forever never getting a coupon that was any use to you for a game you wanted (more “gambling” effect)
absolutely, your strategy purely offers chrono minimal increased exposure. which does not = automatic increased profits. They would need an increase in sales directly proportional to the increased exposure and its cost, to just break even
and again, nothing in your system, rewards chrono any money whatsoever, other than potential exposure.
Since their business model is sales, they would need to actually sell more, yet nothing in your system incentivize this. It purely incentivize increased user activity, not something that adds money to chrono, it only increases costs
correct it doesn’t increase x5 ( i meant x4), and is in actuality “just” x3.5, going from 20 daily now to 70 with your system,
which is a massive increase on it’s own, before the other extras come in (and any potential abuse. The more complicated a system the suspect it becomes to exploits)
and the reason i stuck on the boxes and coupons was those were my biggest gripes(as i saw them as really big negatives), didn’t want to nitpick every last part
(don’t really want me to go down that road)
but lets just take a tiny whiff
Daily time rewards: more hassle, either some users gets even more left out, or it just creates extra pointless activity.
Milestones: in theory why not, but we already sorta had such suggestion in the form of a leader board, why should everything be constantly rewarded with extras?, other than “give me
Giveaway page, i don’t like the style of indiegala giveaway (half seems like you wanted it specifically related for halloween only, but also seems like a perpetual thing given the coupon-tie-in), And i much rather prefer the giveaway we have already, Coin Shop, and user based, no need for extra “entry fees”
Inventory. Yes and no. Depends on for what. forum “glitter”/customization sure.
Easier way to hand out/transfer purchased games, maybe, but seems a bit over the top for something like that. Hence why it’s main implementation would be to accommodate the rest of your superfluous concepts.
Shopping cart. I think we already have that. granted it’s very rudimentary, but since it’s a 1 deal a day situation, it doesn’t, on face value, appear to need much tweaking
personally i’ve actually suggested special themed events before, of which halloween could/would be one, (how chrono were to go about it if so, i wouldn’t know, i just liked the idea of something “seasonal theme specific”)
Again the 1 deal a day of select games is the whole thing, which a lot of your suggestions would imply you forgot.
For something like g2a and how they handle business, it seems like it would fit perfect.
There is nothing to “browse” here, that would reward chrono money for time spent on the site, other than the visit itself. You come by, see the sale, buy or not(or think about it and return later).
The only place you spend time is the forum, which doesn’t yield a sale like other stores where you browse through a catalogue
no bundles or mystery crates like other sites, because so far that’s hasn’t been the aim of Chrono. They wanted to set themselves apart from what the rest of the sites were doing.
(i can’t actually really recall them selling actual crapware either like those other sites, because it doesn’t appear to be that “volume” is their business, but quality + a bit of niche)
again i can’t state enough, the 2 major gripes was just because, to me, they just oozed being so very bad.
Either “just give me more free stuff”, because the majority of it is straight up -reward more/X coins, and partaking in something i find extremely poor taste: the skin business.
Or even worse, gambling (which a fair bit of this is in essence)
i might be sensitive
and keep in mind this is just my, a users’, opinion
but if a “simple” site like g2a makes me gag, what do you honestly think i would think/feel about a lot of this stuff suggested?
whenever i encountered a game with a prize wheel, timed box reward or whatever fatuous “hook me” gimmick, i always left and moved on
(i really despised a lot of mobile games for this exact “main feature”)
but hey that’s just me, i get the younger generations are all for flashy blinky colours lights and stuff, with gambling rewards, for their dopamine to drip steady