tbh, i’m sorta on the same page here. It does have potential but it’s clearly not ready to replace events. If anything, it’s just super bland right now.
A lot of the stuff on the Live-Ops page looks boring just from a quick look, going to cafes or tycoons for an ingame item just isnt something a lot of players want.
There’s nothing even nice about the Live-Ops page, just a boring dark background.
Most players wont feel kind of excitement or a sense of fun if they stare at the same webpage pictured above. It’ll just drive them to play something that’s constantly popular.
But if they’re gonna keep the Live-Ops thing anyway, may as well put suggestions here.
1. They should just keep the whole program on hiatus until Developers can actually reward players with UGC content.
Before anyone disagrees with 1, you should know that rewarding players with catalog items is what made Events into what it was before. Everyone was always excited over that.
Without anything like that to keep everyone invested, the whole program will just die out again in a few months. It’s not just the Live-Ops program itself that needs to improve, it’s the games themselves.
And what’s being put out right now just isn’t enough to satisfy most of the community.
Devs rewarding catalog items to their players is one of the ultimate pushes into making a game addictive and fun. I can definitely say the program will be more successful if we could do that.
2. Maybe have the Live-Ops button turn different colors whenever new games are displayed.
The Live-Ops button never changes, nor is there any way to inform players if something new turns up, because of that…sometimes i forget it even exists…and we’ve all been there…
3. Make a Live Ops tab on the game page.
Yes, before you comment “Game tabs usually display over 20 games”…I know.
But a small blue button displayed on the bottom left cant just be the only way to know about the games that exist there. Because like i’ve said on 2., that cyan button is basically dead.
Having Live-Op events displayed on the game page is honestly a great way in getting even more players, since everyone uses it.
They could make a smaller version of a game tab to make Live-Ops more well-known, it’d really help the smaller devs and boost player count by a lot. Something like this.
If something like that existed, they could probably have 4-6 games displayed on Live-Ops per week now that i think about it.
In short terms, the program in it’s current state is…bad.
People lost interest in it, the games there dont get as much now than when the program first came out and it’s just bland.
BUT, i’m honestly very much looking forward to it’s future. Especially with the UGC program, earning hats on Live-Op games along with the other possible cool stuff they’re planning is something to be thankful for. Which is why i will continue to remain hopeful.
( Was trying to reply to someone but it just turned into my own post, gg )