I'm Halta, a healer for <Montague>, you might know me from the 6v6 tournament video I posted a week ago.
This post is aimed at providing a decent suggestion as to how the smallscale scene can flourish.
The interest is definitely there
Thanks to Markon's 6v6 tournaments, the people that tuned into Twitch to watch has been increasing with every subsequent one, peaking with the latest on 13/4 at around ~400 concurrent viewers or more! This has the potential to increase further with more tournaments.
What's not as great is that the playstage was vague at best, with arbitrary and constantly shifting borders; all the while spectators were running behind the teams to even be able to watch the action. Now, this is not Markon's fault at all, but there are a couple solutions.
I've been looking around the zones to find a suitable "arena" that fits all the criteria:
- Playstage size with enough room for kiting
- clear and seperate spectator space
- Reminiscent visuals of a pit/arena/coliseum
It should be feasible to copy/paste this building to a remote location that does not disrupt gameplay such as the unused island next to Shining Way, so tournaments and open scrims can be played on:
In addition to this, you can also have an aura when entering the main arena that makes you attackable by the same faction (free-for-all), so people can fight teams of the same faction (grouped=friendly).
I don't want to make this post too long. I hope the team realises that there is potential in spending a bit of dev time for this.
If there is enough time to make a wyvern egg event, there's definitely time to help with gaining new players and sustaining current ones. Besides, something like this used to exist in the past but got scrapped for no reason.
Thank you and have a great evening everyone!