I have been thinking about this for a while and tried to figure out who I could approach this idea with best. Well, since I am not too connected among the Regular base here I decided to just write down my thoughts in this thread and who knows... maybe it will receive a few replies.
Disclaimer: This is not my sole idea. The proposed name of this and the general idea has been expressed by a Regular some time ago. I hope it is alright if I use the chosen name, if not, let me know.
It's been quite a while since I managed to release the first version of my Boring Monday mission. I usually do not appreciate talking too proudly about ones own creations, but the mission matured to a nice "mini/limited MSO" type mission. Most of my time donated to mission making has been put into improving the mission while being unable to finish other missions I was occasionally working on. By now there are even two versions available.
Now, I know that the resonance was not that great and the majority here hasn't played the mission for more than 5min (if at all). Nonetheless, I also witnessed players who were mostly new to the community enjoying the mission because it provided a playground for them to get familiar with pretty much most of the game features while still being in a "live" scenario with some actual and unscripted contacts and firefights.
Proposal / Intention
Since the server is still empty most of the time during the week, I was wondering if people were interested (or cared at all), if something like a Boring Monday weekday session were to become a thing. This could start off with the mission sharing the same name, but could eventually be expanded way beyond that single mission.
The intent would be to allow people who share a similar gameplay style and who may not always get satisfied from the weekend sessions to gather up and enjoy some serious, yet relaxed and slow paced mil-sim gameplay.
Key aspects of the play session could include:
- Having a mission that runs longer than usual
- Allowing players to focus more on planning, execution and especially logistics with a changing player count and different available units/ assets
- Providing lots of different assets to choose from which in turn allows CO's for great flexibility
- Having a regular play session that would be perfect for new players to get familiar with the gameplay on the server
- Allowing similar minded players to have a fixed day where they could expect to find people enjoying the same boring stuff
- Eventually, maybe and probably only in my imagination, helping to improve gameplay by drifting a bit away from the very action loaded and fast paced gameplay
- Attempting to simulate a very limited "mini MSO" type feeling (although it may only last couple of hours)
Since there is no intention to make any official event out of this, it would require the understanding and tolerance of the community to take place. But since the server is empty during these times anyway, I couldn't imagine anyone being bothered by having this run (given that people would actually be interested in joining).
As someone who not always has time to play during the weekends, I think it would be a great idea to have something run during the week. Even more so if it would suit my personal preferences. Since this idea is fully based on my personal preferences (and since I am even promoting my own mission here), take this for what it's worth to you.
Nonetheless, I think it would be something new and different. And maybe something new and different could have a positive impact.
I would love to hear your comments on whether or not you think this could become a weekly thing:
- Do you think this would be possible from a sole organizational perspective?
- Do you think this would require a more official approach?
- Would you be at all interested in something like this and intent to join up for this (knowing that it will be "boring")?
- Do you think my personal preferences do not fit in here and will not see the needed resonance to see this become a weekly thing?
I am obviously not a Regular and have little say. Additionally, the state of the community and what the people may or may not appreciate is beyond my judgement. Thus, any input would be greatly appreciated. And with the last sentence, I would like to specifically apologize for appearing to bluntly promoting my own mission here.
Cheers and thanks for reading.