I did read this joke thread
and was thinking “actually why not”? But ofc without whale aspect.
Special challenge stages where you can only use heroes from specific pool.
Every incarnation of this event will have prepared, let’s say, 15 heroes, 3 for each color and you must beat all stages using only these heroes.
But hey, @CL_Fire, it’s clearly P2W event, how new or free players are meant to complete it?
Here’s the deal:
You don’t need to actually have these heroes.
All 15 heroes should be same level for everyone, with same palent path, same troops, same everything. So, where’s the challenge? Challenge is to make good strategy to beat stages used only given heroes, you need to figure out best combination and best use of battle items.
This idea could be, contrary to appearances, profitable for game creators as well. Event should come with custom gate where you can pull all heroes available this very event. That’s why it shouldn’t include ANY new hero, ZERO new content - so people who didn’t pull anything special from this gate will be able to get heroes they want when they will come. To balance it, gate should be gems only, no special coins, but with higher chance to pull special heroes.
Gate don’t sound like something valuable, especially for “whale” players, so where’s the point, where profit? Point is to make this event a showcase of how heroes work. People are more likely to spend on things they had chance to try, when they know how they work.
Let regular players try meta heroes, feel how Xnolphod changes game, realise that Morel is more useful despite of boring-sounded special ability, see that Khufu is a monster even in Slow.
And also make it fun to play.