Even though we're barely half way through the first season, it's time to start thinking ahead so I have time to add new stuff for next season. There's a lot we can do with the League and I think after 4 weeks I have a much better idea of what people are interested in along with what I'm capable of on a weekly basis. Your feedback is appreciated.
None of these are for-sure yet, just gotta say, they're all in my head so I'm relying on you guys to tell me what sounds interesting to you. I'm also throwing some ideas of what could be eliminated from the game.
Possibilities for Season Two
Basic feature that would let players join together in a team with collective points. There would still be individual points and rankings, but this way friends or clubs could all race as one versus other teams/clubs.
No more bonus points
I've realized that the bonus point scoring is kind of wonky. Not only does it require math, since the rating system keeps cars close in competition, the bonus points don't vary much.
Changes in classes
I don't know what this means yet, but with the International Class problem, something needs to change to avoid it. Maybe it's just picking different classes? Or maybe getting rid of the all together and just have a smaller garage?
Match-up voting for points
Voting for winners will be added to the game next week, but at this point they're just for fun. If people enjoy the voting, why not make it matter? Logged in players can vote and then if their vote ends up correct they'll get points for being correct. I think this works out a little better than rating bonus points, and it's more fun.
There will be more, I'm sure, those are just the ones that have been on my mind lately.
There is also a redesign of the RDR blog coming this summer, so that will probably change some things too. It will feature the Fantasy League more in efforts to tie things together and get more players.
Thanks for any feedback!