Tl;dr Version: If there were weekly rewards for coming in 1,2,3 in the form of random WvW loot chests that would contain WvW related materials and items that aid the war effort would you be interested in it?
So the forums have gone back and forth over time about rewarding people for winning but not too much else we end up with server stacking to win. So what if we employed one of the great evils to do this and achieve both. At the end of the week players would be rewarded with loot boxes (yes they can be traded, no they can't be bought from store) that contain the varied level loot rolls we see in normal chests with multiple tiers of chance. On the common side it could be things like coinage upwards could be scribing/crafting materials up to upgrades/schematics to WvW currencies of varying levels all the way at the super rare level being WvW tickets of mixed numbers. Server taking first would receive 5 boxes, second would receive 3 and last would receive 1. Tying the baseline chests to the server effort means you want to help your side. But additional chests could also be released based on individual weekly goals. An additional chest is rewarded for killing 'x' amount of players, a second one for getting double that amount by the end of week. Additional chests could also be granted if a targeted number, 'x', of captures occurs and one additional if 'x' amount of defenses are successfully done. So in the end the top server could pass out 9 chests a week at max and the bottom server players could achieve 5. If such a system was added additional weekly goals could be added along the way to prompt other aspects of game play, example 'x' amount of repairs, 'x' of supply interruptions and the like. The randomness keeps the prizes from being OP, they also create a new item for players to trade, and create a bit more reason to win with going over the top. Numbers & goals could be tweaked as needed but in the end it would be a weekly reward for gameplay that would be weighted on where you stood and how much you participated. So would a system like this be of interest?
Edit: was still entering options and it posted before I could finish option, fat fingers on this side, the last two options were going to be:
No, we get enough loot already
No, would like the focus to be elsewhere.
Next suggestion, allow the edit button to edit poll options.
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