This is the discussion topic for the playaparttogether, a new global campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO), supporting physical distancing through gameplay. Please read the full announcement here:
Some Topics for Discussion
How are you planning to participate?
Any ideas for community activities you would like to see?
We’ll do lots of mercing to practice digital social distancing.
In all seriousness: We loosened our requirements so people don’t have to stress about the game while having to cope with this new situation at home/in RL. It is after all still just a game and should be fun - not a burden.
I imagine we all have some real world friends who we’d think might enjoy this game. But no extra alliance slots, and knowing the long lead in time for the game… isn’t really practical.
Any thought to adding some alliance slots that can be for new accounts only? Trophy count of those 5 slots shouldn’t affect alliance rank… and simultaneously adding, maybe an experience boost for 2 and 3* heroes… so the new players can get into the meat and potatoes of alliance activities a little quicker.
(I’ve been trying hard to think of something that’d benefit new players without being a slap in the face to the players who started in late 2019, early 2020)
As much as I loathe the Gacha of this game, I’d ask some real world friends to join if I had a spot in the alliance for them to join.
@Petri Great! 5fala is taking part of course
We also created an official post with Polish translation of your annoucement on our official FB page and made a paid promotion of the post.
Hope we can help this way
We have put the #playaparttogether tag on our description, and are talking about ways to increase our standing while still being understanding of the strain that COVID-19 puts on all of us in various ways. That can be quite challenging, as this has affected many in our alliance with regards to jobs, furloughs and other collateral effects.
I’m interested to see how other alliances integrate this initiative.
On the RL side of things, I’ve done a couple virtual game nights with friends… playing Drawful and LieSwatter. Fun times for sure… even with the distance, plenty of laughter to make things feel a little more normal.
There’s now an online version of Cards Against Humanity if anyone is interested.
I love EnP… but sometimes I need a slightly different distraction, especially when I get a string of losses in raids. ahhhh!
I’m just curios about real steps. I believe that it is a good time for revising all the alliance related ideas that have been recently proposed. Like friendly in alliance raids, donations in heroes and materials to alliance mates etc.
Thank you SG for this wonderful initiative. We are in. I hope that we can all have some fun and spread awareness about the importance of social distancing to prevent further damage by the virus. I am tagging my leadership group here.