I am a huge fan of SongPop. It is more than a simple game to me, it is almost a way of life at this stage! lol There is one feature request that I am hoping you will be able to introduce …
…I currently own 291 playlists. (yep, I’ve been buying 1 giant coins pack at a rate of approx 1 per fortnight since October! ;)) The problem with owning that many lists is you lose almost all control over what list you can send. I might be in the mood for 90’s Alt or Love Songs, but may be waiting over a week before either category shows up as a sending option.
My favourite list is ‘Eurovision’, but with 291 lists I have a miserable 1/97 chance of that coming up. Anytime I do see Eurovision as a choice, I feel like I’ve won the lottery!!! :) In contrast, if I had been miserly with my coins, and had only ever bought ‘Eurovision’, I would own just 7 lists, and have approximately a 50/50 chance of getting Eurovision anytime I send a challenge!
Now, I am not complaining. I was aware of what I was doing when I bought all the playlists in the game. I do like variety, and discovering new music… but sometimes you just want to play using your favourite music. And I do think it is a little unfair that people who do not invest as many coins, are rewarded by having a higher chance of being able to choose their absolute favourite lists whenever they play.
Many of SongPop’s best and most active competitors participate in one or more of the online competitive leagues, and for competitive play, I have all but abandoned my own account, as there is too much playlist shuffling involved in tight matches. Many of the Top players have set up 2nd SP accounts containing just their best lists. I would much rather if this extreme workaround measure were not necessary. I would love to be able to abandon my 2nd account and just use my own one. I have a few suggestions for how to address the playlist issue…
Solution #1:- Allow users to temporarily disable or even permanently delete a certain number of playlists.
Solution #2:- Allow users to create a list of favourite playlists (perhaps a minimum of 25 lists could be added to faves?) And the user will only play using favourites. These favourites can be changed at any time.
Solution #3:- Allow users create a list of favourite playlists (perhaps 6 lists would be allowed as faves… as that’s the number of lists every user starts off with). And the user will always have *one* of the 6 faves available for selection every time they wish to start a challenge. (i.e. when the three options come up, 2 will be randomly selected from all lists, and the final 1 will be randomly selected from ‘favourites’.) And these favourites can be changed at any time.
Personally, my favourite solution would be Solution #2, as it would help the ambitious players to concentrate on working on lists that they want 5 stars in… and also they could focus particularly on lists where they are interested to discover new music in. But that’s just my selfish opinion on it… (Solution #3 would probably be the fairest.)
Whatever happens, I sincerely hope someone who works in Freshplanet will read this feature request and give it some consideration, because it really is an issue for many of the more dedicated members of the SP community, and that little bit of extra control over playlist selection would –for all users- make the game even more enjoyable than it already is.
(It might even be an idea to introduce the feature exclusively for those of us who have bothered to buy VIP, as a nice little bonus for the players who have proven their dedication to the game by putting their money where their mouth is… but that is, of course, entirely up to ye!)
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