Eeyore wrote:I honestly don't understand how the fan base got so large in Japan unless it was extremely cheap to purchase cards.
Well I asked this question myself and came up with this: The 10 gran lottery in japan helps alot to keep alteil alive and interesting -> 1 new card every day -> more 1-2 star cards, which ppl need the most -> more strategic options/deck variety -> keeps more ppl interested/busy -> more ppl in the arena
To be honnest I don' really care about the 30 gran lottery that much: you may have a higher chance (how much higher?) to get rare cards, but you need at least 2 copies of them. And with 30 gran for each try it might take you months to get your desired cards. And most ppl are in need of some 1-2 star cards anyway. With the 30 gran lottery you still have a very high chance to get useless 1 star cards. Just to compare some facts:
10 gran lottery -> you get a useless 1star card -> -5 gran for you after recycling
30 gran lottery -> you get a useless 1star card -> -25 gran for you after recycling
See where we are heading with the 30 gran lottery: it will take much longer even to get some lowlvl cards not to mention you have a high chance to waste your gran each try: you need a 3star card to break even, a 2star card still gets you -20 gran! With the 10 gran lottery you already break even if you get a 2star card AND you can get 1 new card everyday.
Not many ppl are patient enough to wait weeks or even months to get their desired cards and we are not even talking about 3star or higher cards. Right now it takes even weeks to get 1(!) copy of some low rarity cards. TBH where is the fun in that? There is no fun at all: just look at the folrat arena, not many ppl are there anymore. The playerbase is decreasing daily! You might get new ppl from the conventions or through your ads, but after they realize the whole system behind alteil (obtaining gran/cards), they won't stay long: best examples are the 2 arenas. You will always see new faces in the crest arena but how many of them actually make it into the folrat arena AND keep playing there? Folrat went from 10-15 ppl at the same time in the arena to 5-10 ppl in the last 5 days!
Something needs to be done with the game first and it needs to be done fast. If ppl are spreading infos about the current situation and bad publicity is made, it will be damn hard to recover from it.
-Make a 10 gran AND 30 gran lottery.
-You have to give ppl a reason/motivation to actually play in the folrat arena: give out gran for achievements. Like most played games a day, most wins a day, fastest win of the day. Most wins of the week with the same deck...
-Weekly automated Tournaments/Events
-Allow lvl15+ to trade cards between each other (only same rarity and only card trades, no gran involvement)