@Matt said in I'm sick and tired of people "Waiting for NGS" and absolutely do nothing at all in PSO2.:
@GM-Deynger said in I'm sick and tired of people "Waiting for NGS" and absolutely do nothing at all in PSO2.:
Hi all! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this. So, besides the above idea, does anyone else have suggestions for what they think would encourage those "waiting for NGS" to take part in regular content again?
It would have to be something that directly translates to NGS, as the reason many people have checked out of PSO2 is because they feel the time investment will be worthless (of course, with live service games, all investments are pretty much worthless eventually, but I digress...).
A lot of people are focusing on just collecting fashion, as an example, since that will all transfer directly to NGS, but another thing that is doing so is Star Gems, so if you were to potentially reveal some usage of Star Gems on NGS, and then make more regular content give out Star Gems, that would be one method to get people to think about playing PSO2 ahead of NGS.
There's probably more ideas out there, but it's the principle of "PSO2 time is wasted due to NGS" that is why people are not playing.
I think this post pretty much nails it to be honest. To add to it, it probably isn't a good idea to provide any kind of exclusive exchange ticket that would let players get new content that is otherwise inaccessible after NGS launches. That'd just alienate both new players and those who put PSO2 down with the intent to pick it up with NGS who would then feel punished for doing so.
With meseta not carrying over and equipment being nerfed, Star Gems are about the only thing that could be accumulated specifically to prepare for NGS. In fact I imagine that's what the bulk of JP players have been doing naturally since their Roots of Darkness SG scratch ended last month, the follow-up scratch was a revival and I'm hearing the next stopgap will just be a PSO2 support scratch they probably won't take much interest in with NGS on the way.
(Meanwhile on Global we have 6 of the 9 main JP SG scratches' worth of SG scratch active right now and are struggling to pay for it. And of course we've always had Fresh Finds, which JP has never had. When NGS lands we are just not going to have the same starting capital as JP players, so if it expects us to have a few thousand SG banked from several quiet months it's going to be pretty unfair on us.)
Perhaps other options include FUN scratch content that there just won't be time to include in Global? FUN scratch on JP has featured a ton of accessories and emotes we may never get due to the shorter PSO2 time. Those could be made the focus of pre-NGS campaigns since they will obviously carry over into NGS, and it would essentially be a cost-free action to relocate them from JP FUN.
I guess one question is, how well do you feel players responded to the Road to Episode 5/6 campaigns we had? If you think it was well, then a Road to New Genesis campaign that heavily promotes a volume of SG (and we're talking more than a pittance 20 per day here), emotes and accessories that will all work in NGS seems like a bit of a no-brainer. If you think players largely ignored it, then it may just be that players are committed to leaving PSO2 alone until a (hopefully open and multiplatform!) beta for NGS surfaces.