The intent of this thread is to come up with ideas for monthly promotions which will encourage spending by a broader portion of the playerbase, instead of being limited towards targeting the same select few. Ideas for promotions would ideally have little Administrative overhead, would be things that you could see yourself spending on (as well as others), and should be somewhat varied.
My ideas for monthly promotions at this point include:
2) Credit sales are always good.
3) Artifact packages.
Do you remember that one time that all artifacts were on sale for 30%
off? That was amazing. I would love to have one of those again.
Release some auction-only / retired items via the website for payment
(not really "packages" but direct purchases of things you cannot get
other ways). Some things to include would be a Torus (on the high end),
dingbat dolls (on the low end), the illusion wand, censers... this
would probably go over pretty well!
6) A month to 'take it easy'
would also be good on the playerbase every now and then, we can't be
buying all the time! Some more of the 21-day challenges would be
7) Lesson sales.
8) Presents (people love their presents),.
Something like the above suggestion, allowing people to buy the base
package and then choose to gamble how often / far to upgrade it.
10) A month related to coins and the Wheel.
11) The return of the artifact bandits!
that and now, you're reduced administrative load tremendously. You can add in the occasional month of "whatevers" (a curio thing / other collectible) if you
like, and then start the cycle over. Change the order around as
desired to keep things fresh. Add some things to the rotation as you
have ideas of a new promotion that we will just love.
I personally feel like this sort of thing would be better on the whole than the cycle of collectibles, and these are all things that can be tweaked a bit and adjusted as desired to encourage player investment. You will also have reduced the feeling of "throwing collectibles at people month after month in the hopes that they will keep throwing their money your way"... a feeling which, at least to some of us, is a very real concern because we have done so.