So, as I'm sure we're all aware, Fresh Finds(FF) is down yet again because the packages allowed certain items to be traded(or something like that).
I'd like to think we're at the point where we can change the entire system of FF and make it one both players and SEGA(business wise) can enjoy.
I understand FF is meant to inspire fear of missing out(FOMO) and cause people to jump on and repeatedly check what's available daily, but there's got to be ways less aggressive than this to get money right?
That's why, my suggestion is to change FF from a daily + period system into a limited time catalogue. That is, in addition to package sales that stay up for the duration of the campaign, the full stock of items that would normally get drip-fed out to the players daily is now completely visible and available for the duration of whatever limited period is decided upon. It'll still inspire FOMO, but it'll be similar to a scratch, where people frontload purchases and decide at the last few days if there's anything else they want to get. If the desire to have something daily in there is necessary, continue to have a daily rotation of badges, stamina pots, and triggers.
I'd also suggest removing purchasing limits for ticket/cosmetic items. One of the worst things about current FF is that users are limited to 1 of an item, meaning that only 1 character on their account will ever have access to the accessory, hairstyle, etc. I don't see how there would be any downside in allowing users to buy items in this way, as they'll most likely buy even more from the store than they already do. Honestly, that probably translates to more Star Gem(SG) purchases, because it's still a bit difficult to gain SG for all the items already in the shop, let alone multiple copies.
My final suggestion is to allow trades on FF items. Ideally everyone could have access to these items, whether that means they farm up/buy SG, or pay player market meseta prices. Trading of these items would help the player economy and act in a manner similar to the way the AC Scratch item market works. However, I understand that this suggestion may actually lead to a loss of sales if only whales make the initial purchase, or if some enterprising person starts some sort of alt farm or what have you. That being said, I don't think the risk outweighs the gain in this case. Theoretically, it should produce a happier populace because there is a larger backlog of available accessories on the market and fewer people miss out on their favorite items when some real-world event prevents them from logging in on any given day. It also gets around the issue of always having to close down the shop whenever an item slips through without having it's tradable flag marked false.
These are my suggestions and I'm open to any criticism. I realize that this is something that PSO2NA would have to go through hoops to get implemented, but it never hurts to make these requests known, even if it's just thrown into the ether.
P.S. These are my suggestions, made in a way that keeps the current limited nature of the FF system alive and makes more business sense. In all honesty, I'd prefer if they figure out what items they will most likely not do a dedicated scratch for and put it in some sort of eternal catalogue. Or even take all the FFs up to now and put them in an always accessible catalogue that grows daily as more items are chosen to be added.