So hear me out here.
It is a bit sad to see some really great pieces of art go unloved, untraded, and otherwise forgotten.
This happens because players will leave Neonmob forever and whatever they are holding gets lost to the void.
As someone who played a long time ago and took a long break, I get that life can get in the way.
But while trying to complete my older sets I also realize that it can be near impossible. With people who are not playing and haven’t in years, sitting on the only few of those ER cards that are needed.
My suggestion is more from experience playing a different collecting game. One where even though I know if I don’t play for a couple years I’ll lose my collection, but one where I know all the items could theoretically be collected.
So when someone is absent from the game. Hasn’t even so much as logged in, in some arbitrary time frame. 1 year? Until they have an F rating? 2 years?
There collections get reclaimed from the unloved forgotten void and put back into circulation.
There are a couple ways that this could be done I think. Here are few off the top of my head.
Special set of packs that are only the ones collected from the void. So they could possible be from ANY set.
Special sets whose packs are collected from the void but each set is based on the year is was published. So one set of ‘void published in 2019’ another set of ‘void published in 2018’ This way you could possibly change the cost to reflect the ‘rarity’ of how old a set is.
Use the cards to give away for weekly streaks, or as prizes for something, perhaps something that helps build the community up.
Allow people to buy the card with points or carats.
Any way you look at it. Even if I were to never buy anything to do with the new cards. They would now be in circulation again. Which means the chance of me getting that chase or that uncommon that, at the moment, is near impossible, would be possible
I apologize if this has been talked about before. I assume is has came at at some point. However I did not see anything about it.
What do you think?