I’ve got a suggestion for Failbetter that could both help them make money and improve interaction with the community.
Here’s the basis.
People like suggesting new stuff for games, items, story lines, equipment, etc.
And I, for one, wouldn’t mind dropping off a few dollars for that stuff to happen.
What I can see happening is that in a specified amount of time, we open a new forum category called "suggestions" and after a certain amount of time, (a month, 2, 6, a year?) Failbetter puts their favorite suggestions up on the nex page.
Now this is where a couple of things could happen
Either, you could buy the item (with fate) directly from the page.
You could vote for one when you bought something with fate (the extra story lines.) and that one would be released into the community.
You could vote for one when you bought nex (possibly stacking for bigger amounts) and that one would be released.
You could buy one, (with fate) and if enough of them are bought you release them into the community.
You could vote for one each time you renew your exceptional friendship.
Each option has it’s pros and cons, obviously (you could do all of them if you wanted).
And maybe it’s a bit too lucrative to be completely honest.
But if you keep in mind that it’s entirely optional, it will increase the amount of people buying stuff, anyone can suggest something on the forums (improving interaction and forum use) and it’s all better than having no option for this at all…
I think it’s worth a shot.
But keep in mind that I’m no marketing manager and this is only me talking. If anyone else has any ideas about this, -including your support- than feel free, -no, I implore you- to discuss it below.
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
―Robert F. Kennedy.
[EDIT- I’ve sent this through the mail to Failbetter. We can only hope for the best.]
edited by Fropps on 3/8/2014