My favorite was just playing the promotions. They constantly rotate … game type (hold’m, omaha, ect ect) , game format (Ring,SnG,MTT), and Leaderboard metrics…
Because of many factors, Even tho the best promo currently is RPOS ( due to difficulty/structure ) , I enjoyed -TheStampede- because it was more of a social atmosphere and ya just gotta love outta 21 weeks, 20 different winners… Any once a week MTT promotion will appeal to many more ppl that can devote 3 hrs, once a week to play… rather than other promos that favor ppl who play all the time. I hope you secure @BuffaloPrime for another year, and perhaps add in monthly winners along with yearly.
I will suggest once/twice a year a Contest for player submitted promotions. Its awesome that Replay included Rings more in the promotions, along with astral SnG & Gemstones in '18, but some of the regular promotions are mindless marathons which take no skill or they’re so re-used well, been there done that. I’ve been here a few years now and if the players do most of the work for you, why not run a once/twice a year contest for submitions of promotions… just a thought.
I agree with @bahia7 , that daily leaderboards are way kewl, you’d be surprised how hard some of the last few have been day-day, to win … because there’s always tomorrow or you can miss a day and it won’t hurt ya, unless there’s also a weekly LB. The only prob there is, players who can’t play all day long … usually can’t win the daily LBs either.
Hopefully for '19 some new Metrics can be created to pull in a wider variety of players and give us some new and different challanges. Also, the blog winners wrapup ( since there’s isn’t one on forum ) has neglected Gems & Astrals, as well as some daily LBs… So I’m ask’n for us all ( cause I know I haven’t just won everything under the sun ) Your players are out there fight’n hard and feel more a part of Replay when given credit… can you @least do top 3 for everything, even if there isn’t also expanded comentary ??
My least favorite update was when the 1.5k PL BankrollBuilder MTT was eliminated. With 3 of each, that was 8 per day of each, then split for 6/9 max … so 4 of each. It gave the low-rollers 3 different formats to learn … ML, PL, and NL(rebuys/bounties). I hope Replay considers adding back in this MTT, for the Low-Stakes players.
All in all … I think more players should give the promotions a try. Lets hope '19 brings us all more unique challanges to play for… the same 'ole same 'ole does get boring… I love that 3 weeks a month ( most months ) there’s usually 1 of each ( Ring/SnG/MTT ). I love that the Astrals and Gemstones were add’d in '18.