So, I’m already aware that Holiday editions will likely NEVER come out for CIU (considering the size of the game), although it has been rumored that they may be a benefit of the Chicken Hunter License, or be activated by time (meaning that when a specific time arrives, that holiday will activate), I recently had a rather crazy idea to bring holidays back, in a rather wacky and unique way.
The concept of this idea would be to make holidays mountables, but in a similar way to how you can mount music, backgrounds and skills. This concept is mostly on how some players may not want to play with a specific holiday (if they get activated by time), so this should be a way to fix that.
After purchasing a holiday, it would be activated for that mission, activating a holiday would change:
- The music (Example: Christmas holiday would change the tunes into their counterparts)
- The starfield (either an unique one or the chosen one tinted)
- The enemies and bosses
- Some wave names (Example: Thanksgiving would change all mentions of Chicken to Turkey)
Every holiday would cost the same (roughly 250 keys, of course, if iA decided to implement this idea, then feel free to change the cost), mostly to not discriminate.
With the holidays that we have already, the icons would be:
- Christmas: A snowflake
- Easter: An easter egg
- Thanksgiving: Either a pumpkin, a slice of pie, a leaf or a turkey
- Halloween: A ghost or a jack-o-lantern (or just the face of one)
And yeah, these would be available for cheaper prices on the Aftermarket, but I think there should also be an unique system related to these.
For any new potential holidays, icons for these would be:
- Valentines Day: A heart
- CI Anniversary: A party hat or cake
- St. Patrick’s Day: A clover
HOLIDAY BASED DISCOUNTS
This would be adhered to the server date and time (credit to @VerMishelb for the suggestion), similarly to the message system. In this case, a holiday would go on discount (meaning come for much cheaper) on a specific time. (Example: Christmas would be cheaper on December, but regular price the rest of the year, same for the others but for their respective months)
The biggest problem with this idea would be the time-consuming process of creating new assets, which would make this idea likely be saved for a near-future period. I fully understand, after all, this is just another idea.
As for time, the time for the discounts should be global based (time), so to avoid players from setting time back or forward or changing the time zone to get the discounts sooner or longer, that way, it would be fair for everyone (all credit goes to @VerMishelb for the suggestion)
It matters to me. So, if you think this idea needs improvements or must be changed in some form, please reply with your suggestions. Additionally if you’ve got any ideas for new holidays, please let me know!
On the @InterAction_studios side of things, bringing this idea to reality would be rather complicated, an example of what could be done is to add the holidays one by one, and even though that may be more space-consuming, hey, it’s worth it, right?
Please let me know your opinion, other ways you WOULD bring Holiday content back, suggestions, anything else! Anyway, thanks for reading.