Bonus credits and experience are probably expected I would guess. I know all characters unlocked would be another big favorite. A free gold/cyber skin or two for everyone who participates in the days activities (would just logging in be enough or would you expect them to at least participate in several matches to ear the reward?). I know some people would expect SHiFT codes, but if you just have them as unlocks in-game that might be a better way to handle things. You’ve done it before for those with the Season Pass/Digital Deluxe Edition. If you did include SHiFT codes then maybe for some loot/gear packs? I know others would want to see increased drop rates from bosses and lootpacks for the day as well. I’m not sure how much you want to give people because I wouldn’t want them to get used to it or think it was the norm and begin to expect it.
As for modes, maps, rules, chat and voting and such? That’s a bit harder to pin down. It really depends on how many people show up. If we don’t get that many then we’ll want to keep things pretty much as is. But if we get more players then we’d want to give people more choice. More options. I would have 2 things set up beforehand and have it set up that you can just flip a switch as need be. First I would have a list of the following queues:
- Quickmatch (No ELO - Players get to vote on map/mode or vote on mode while map is randomized)
- Random/Rumble (No ELO - Maps and modes are all randomized - Character uniqueness possibly turned off)
- Incursion (ELO enabled - Vote for map)
- Meltdown (ELO enabled - Vote for map)
- Face-Off (ELO enabled - Vote for map)
- Capture (ELO enabled - Vote for map)
All modes should probably have team chat only with the exception of perhaps the Random/Rumble queue. And depending on how many people show up you can loosen or tighten the ELO. Or if things aren’t going as well as you’d hope then I would flip the switch and revert back to what we have now. I would do this on a system-by-system basis).
I would also add a spotlight or two to the story queue as well. One crazy idea would be a mode where the map is random as is the character you are given. You still get to choose your loadout, skin and taunt however. Maybe a variant where everyone on the team plays the same random character. Or for a full team of the same character the first one to pick chooses the character they all play. Or maybe a vote? People pick who they want and it randomly selects one of the highlighted characters out of those chosen.
I’ll have to think of more ideas. This came out of nowhere and I haven’t been up all that long and haven’t had enough coffee. I hate getting old.