Fox
3 months ago
Concerning Arena Tournaments
I know this is your day off, so I might have to bump this up for you tomorrow, but I have suggestions how to boost viewership of the Arena Tournaments.

1. First off, I think they should have someone post in the Arena forums, and GD forums when the tournament starts, as arena forums is the area with most potential interest, and General Discussion has the most population to draw in maybe new interest.

2. Secondly, they should post it on the in game calendar as an event. They have plenty of meaningless mini holidays, they could make one for each tourney as well.

3. You should use the in game broadcast system while it's going on every 30 minutes to announce that it's going on, and where it can be viewed.

4. The title of it on the twitch stream shouldn't be abbreviated. No one's going to know what AWC stands for, and it doesn't emphasize the importance of the event... Whereas Arena World Championships sounds much more interesting to check out and watch.

5-A. Give the arena tournament the priority on the Launcher. Heroes of the dorm getting priority is just silly. You could also use the light up glow that you had for i think overwatch? To emphasize that it's going on.

5-B. When you click the link, have it take you directly to twitch. Don't have it take you to a web page, then have the link to it at the VERY bottom, in a very very small "Twitch" blue link.

6. Add a mention of the Arena Tournament going on in the arena tab where you queue up for arenas, as this is going to draw attention to it by the people most interested in it.

Side note: Blizzard should put out a pet or mount or something for a limited time, and have the proceeds, or even half of the proceeds, go to the prize pool, so it'd be more substantial.

Feel free to add any of your suggestions as well if you have any in the comments below. This is just what I have come up with the past couple of days.
Edited by Fox 05/13/2018 09:20 PM
Ythisens
3 months ago
Concerning Arena Tournaments
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions here. I'll list out the questions with the answers I have now individually.

05/13/2018 01:26 PMPosted by Fox
1. First off, I think they should have someone post in the Arena forums, and GD forums when the tournament starts, as arena forums is the area with most potential interest, and General Discussion has the most population to draw in maybe new interest.

I'll talk to the esports team about the potential for this for the Arena forums, however I wouldn't want to do this in the General Discussion as it doesn't specifically pertain to Arena or even PvP exclusively. We don't promote the MDI in General Discussion either because of this same philosophy.
05/13/2018 01:26 PMPosted by Fox
2. Secondly, they should post it on the in game calendar as an event. They have plenty of meaningless mini holidays, they could make one for each tourney as well.

I think it being in game isn't a great solution and sets a strange precedent especially for the vast majority that don't participate in Arenas as a whole. We typically only put things on the in game calendar that players can actually go and participate in or there's at least an in game component.
05/13/2018 01:26 PMPosted by Fox
3. You should use the in game broadcast system while it's going on every 30 minutes to announce that it's going on, and where it can be viewed.

This would be incredibly spammy and annoying for players that don't care about this type of content. The in game broadcast is typically reserved for emergency notification purposes.
05/13/2018 01:26 PMPosted by Fox
4. The title of it on the twitch stream shouldn't be abbreviated. No one's going to know what AWC stands for, and it doesn't emphasize the importance of the event... Whereas Arena World Championships sounds much more interesting to check out and watch.

I would suspect it's probably due to a character limit but I'm not certain. To be honest there's so many TLA's I too have had a hard time remembering what some of them stand for.
05/13/2018 01:26 PMPosted by Fox
5-A. Give the arena tournament the priority on the Launcher. Heroes of the dorm getting priority is just silly. You could also use the light up glow that you had for i think overwatch? To emphasize that it's going on.

5-B. When you click the link, have it take you directly to twitch. Don't have it take you to a web page, then have the link to it at the VERY bottom, in a very very small "Twitch" blue link.

There's definitely some great points in this. As for priority typically if it was for shared space I would expect Heroes of the Dorm to get priority over a WoW tournament because Dorm occurs once a year and typically has a higher viewership, however this is strictly talking about a shared place on the launcher.
05/13/2018 01:26 PMPosted by Fox
6. Add a mention of the Arena Tournament going on in the arena tab where you queue up for arenas, as this is going to draw attention to it by the people most interested in it.

I imagine this would be a UI limitation currently. It's likely one of those things where it's the balance of time working on it versus the other projects on the table.
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