I've suggested the same. The people that primarily play to win are in it for the fun, the glory of being #1, not really the rewards. And having rewards just gives people something to latch onto to say "the rewards aren't worth it". But almost every other WZ competition has less rewards than CW (or none at all) and you don't hear "not worth it" for those. It's a game, isn't the fun of playing it enough? (;
In my opinion the rewards doesnt matter at all.
We could remove them.
The 2nd option. When asked @ an AMA if CW changes were in the works, the response was "Everything is working well, no changes planned." Even after pointing out some of the issues, same response. Best guess is that he doesn't see these problems b/c he's not a CW player. He plays the occasional game (this season, only played once), sees that it's doing what made it do, calls it a Success.
Is it too difficult to change?
Does Fizzer not see the problem?
To really get him to see the issues, you'd likely have to recruit him into MB or MH and get him to actually try to win, feel the pressure of playing every day, squadding, not getting the templates you like, etc. Though even then, I suspect it may not quite yield the intended results. Rumour is that he likes the odd templates, and that's likely the reason he made CW that way. He says he makes the game to be a game he'd like to play. Doesn't matter if others don't like it that way. So it ends up that even though he's not even an average consumer of it, it's made the way he likes it, and really not many others.
I've found that he's a reasonable person once you've convinced him, but it's not easy to convince him to change his mind. And convincing him means making him believe/realize that CW is not in fact working well. Not just that the user base isn't happy with it - that's not enough, but rather that in his own opinion that it isn't working well.
But I would like to see him be a top performer (or at least a top participator) on MB or MH for 2-3 seasons and see if his opinion changes at all.
Edited 9/12/2022 18:32:09