Here we go again, another one of those Weird Ideas. This one is based on some personal observations:
The daily login bonus feels… underwhelming. It used to be something to look forward to, back when you still had to pay for questing and gold was a scarce resource. Nowadays, it just doesn’t seem to matter any more, as a reward it doesn’t really feel rewarding.
The overall troop pool keeps expanding, making it difficult to acquire specific troops. This affects both new and regular players. New players have a hard time assembling a good team with synergies (e.g. the Goblin deck). Regular players have a hard time obtaining the few troops they are missing (e.g. Autumnal Imp, my personal pet peeve, which definitely isn’t hiding in any of the many chests I’ve been looking into).
My proposition would be to add a single Daily Token to the login bonus. The sole purpose of this token is to directly buy any troop one might want to have, roughly at this price:
- 1 Daily Token for a Common troop.
- 3 Daily Tokens for a Rare troop.
- 6 Daily Tokens for an Utra-Rare troop.
- 10 Daily Tokens for an Epic troop.
- 20 Daily Tokens for a Legendary troop.
- 40 Daily Tokens for a Mythic troop.
Asking for Extra Lootz feels somewhat greedy. It doesn’t seem too excessive though, given that this would be a loyalty reward. An extra Common, Rare or even Ultra-Rare is nice to get you started, doesn’t make much of a difference in the long run though. Playing for three weeks to get a Legendary is probably okay, now that we have about 40 around, and tend to want at least 6 of each for ascension purposes. Saving up tokens would allow buying every second Mythic, which should put some of the sting out of the horrible drop rates while not automatically granting access to all of them. If it turns out to be too much of a benefit, numbers can be adjusted.
It’s a capped resource, so the impact can’t get out of hand. There’s no way to farm it, no way to benefit from previously stockpiled resources, it’s fair to all players. This kind of system wouldn’t work for, say, souls gained from disenchanted troops, quite a few players would be able to directly buy everything they’ll ever need for years to come.
It’s a unique bonus that definitely makes you want to return each day. Especially if the Daily Token were only to be handed out on reaching the Day 7 tier of daily bonuses.
It’s already possible to browse all existing troops, even if you don’t own them. Adding a button to craft the selected troop doesn’t sound too tricky to one like me who doesn’t actually have to code it.