I’ve been absorbed into Battleborn ever since I decided to download, after buying the Humble Bundle containing it and 230 credits.
It’s a damn shame to see such an amazing game with such little an amount of players. I blame the fact it got released the same day as Blizzard’s Overwatch.
However, I’ve had ideas on what could possibly be done to bring back/in players.
So, let’s start off swiftly with…
24 hour catch and hold sale.
What do I mean by that?
In the past, there’ve been a few games that, for around 24 hours, have been free, but, upon claiming, stay with you, in your library, forever (Unless you decide to delete it :oU)
Perhaps if, maybe after we get out 30th Battleborn, Beatrix, this happened. I’m sure there are countless players who’d WANT Battleborn, but are either too poor, incapable/unable, or outright refuse to pay for it (Who DOESN’T like free stuff!?). Maybe put the deluxe edition DLC and/or Season pass, to around 15-50%, as well. Perhaps those who want to get either will also be drawn in.
Idea two is simple.
Videos introducing the characters. With the possible addition of new video making software for Gearbox/2K franchises.
What do I mean?
Just look at TF2. Whether you love it or hate it, TF2’s a highly popular game, and also brought with it the “Meet the Team” videos, and in the end, the Source Filmmaker. Heck, even Overwatch brought out videos to bring players into the story AND characters of the game.
Perhaps, what people need, is detailed lore, animation, and promotional things to go with it. Who knows?
On a similar line, if the time ever comes, add more weapons, or cosmetics/cosmetic sets that add extra small bonuses (Kinda like gear, but fixed to that item).
People seem to like to grind for items, or just PLAYING for them in general. Heck, perhaps a Steam Inventory system, with market options, would be useful for such an event. I know how busy devs can be, so I don’t really keep this as a concrete plan.
I HAVE read about people wanting Ranked Matches. I myself don’t really like PVP, or ranks in general. However, I know PLENTY of people who would play PURELY for Ranked. Presuming it’s done right, it could bring Battleborn past both Overwatch AND TF2. Would be difficult, but if it works, it works, right?
I’m kaput outta ideas, so if you yourself have any, add em in the discussion. Would be nice if the devs read up on this, as well.
Ill be putting new ideas here, if I think of any, or nick some from the community, just to list everything all up in one, and then hope the devs take notice.
So, another problem with BB is that you aren’t able to join a game in progress. You’ve just gotta HOPE there’ll be a team waiting in PVP, or other people wanting to play Story.
Perhaps you SHOULD be able to join in (And as such, get replaced, in the event you leave. Perhaps taking effect within 5 minutes, in the event of a disconnection by accident, for example), but receive a warning message, somewhere along the lines of “This game’s currently in progress. Continue anyways?”, and maybe even show how far the game’s progressed. Noone likes joining the very end!