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Pricing Compromise

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Overview:

As I've mentioned in the main Grand Champion Series threads before the price point our tickets sell at are not particularly sustainable. I was actually amazed at the ticket price we ended up using, especially since the price myself and Admin had discussed prior to the event was $30 per person individually and $25 per person when part of a team group purchase. Given how closely I've worked with a lot of LAN parties I know the general procedures towards how to plan out a ticket price based on a full budget and the projected break even of all the events costs. The events we run are a bit unusual as we don't even try to break even but that ties in to how the event is more of a promotion for Overclock.net in general. At the highest level our goals are primarily in these areas:

  • Thanks & reward loyal Overclock.net members
  • Provide coverage of new products with an overclocking focus
  • Promote Overclock.net

It seems to me like we've done a better job of the second and third items than we have of the first. When we say that we are thanking and rewarding our community simply by hosting the events it's kind of strange since we treat everyone who comes to the event exactly the same. In a perfect world we would not be doing that. While we certainly need the people who come to our events to continue to do so it's just a simple, blatant fact that not all of our attendees are truly as valuable to Overclock as a community. It is true that some people who find out about Overclock because of our events do eventually become regular forum goers, but these cases are in the vast minority. If we estimate that maybe 50 Overclock.net regulars and staff members attended the last event, then they were still outnumbered 3 to 1 by people simply from the Toronto gaming community.

The people being there isn't a problem. It's a good thing that our attendance numbers have been as strong as they have. What is a problem is that we don't differentiate between the two groups, and they are quiet distinct. Our regulars are the people who we owe a lot to: Overclock.net would not be where it is today without them and that simply cannot be ignored. If we're going to break the bank and do really expensive things like have catered meals, parking in a reserved lot, and other types of pricy value added things we give away for free then these are the people who deserve it.


Proposed Fix:

We clearly need a way of actually targeting the people who deserve premium grade treatment since offering it to every single person just escalates the costs of running these events very rapidly. This hurts our events more than anything else and creates problems in both the short and long run for us. In the short term we're limiting our events in size because for every seat we add we lose even more money which is the exact opposite of how most events in general work. In the long run the events are hugely at risk because if we're ever short on cash we'll just cancel them indefinitely.

Luckily for us, we already have a way of making the distinction we need to make. Our built in reputation system and Overclocked accounts are already there to recognize the most important members of our community. All we need to do is tie that in with our actual events which in the end creates even more benefits for the people in Overclock who make it as great as it is.


post-flame-small.gifBlue Flames Club
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Eventbrite has the capacity to create private events. One of the things we should have already had by now is a ticket reserve for Overclock members and staff. What I'm proposing would be a step further. Here's an example of how it would work:

We host an event and by some miracle it's a two day one like I've been gunning for. The standard ticket price is $50. The Blue Flames Club is notified of the event before the event is publicly announced to give members an early heads up and extra time to plan. Once the public announcement has happened and tickets have gone on sale, we reserve a portion of the tickets for these members (say 50 seats of 200, for example). The ticket reserve would be linked to a separate private event entirely. Depending on how private we want to be we could even limit all ticket sales by making them invite only by emails. This can also be achieved by hidden ticket types but that feature seems less secure.

Here's where things get interesting:
The ticket price in the private event is the same as the normal event. For each flame we give a set discount (say $5 per flame) that people claim via Eventbrite's integrated feature. In some cases it might be better to do a percentage so each flame would be a 10% discount which would go up to 50% for five flames (same end result). To help encourage people to bring their friends and help us grow we'd allow 2 tickets to be bought this way so you could bring a friend at the same low rate.

If the ticket reserve isn't fully used we simply turn them into regular tickets a week or two before the event. If we want to be really clever we can even have an Blue Flames Club Only area just for people in this club but that may hamper people's ability to sit with who they want to sit with.

I feel that this gives us a huge amount of flexibility towards what extras we can add in for our most loyal supporters and it's a win-win since it would encourage people to actually become contributors to our community versus simply attending our events.
Edited by RikkAndrsn - 2/28/16 at 9:22am
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Sounds like an awesome plan to me. I would have been more than willing to pay $50 for the last event. I had a very good time and can't wait for the next one thumb.gif
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So what exactly are these blue flames and how do you get them by being in the Club? I like the idea of the Club.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

So what exactly are these blue flames and how do you get them by being in the Club? I like the idea of the Club.
The blue flames already exist. You happen to have 5 already. The club does not assign the flames, the Overclock.net reputation system does. We simply use those to get in. It's a self enforcing system since we already incorporate it into the site as a whole so it creates very little extra work for us and can be applied to any in person event.
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I am loving this and to be honest I'd pay the 50$ as well thumb.gif and seeing as I got my flame a few months ago even better, I am all so looking at getting an Overclocked account soon I just have other priorities atm tongue.gif

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I think this is a great idea and would be happy to pay a little more. Many of us are a little upset at the attitudes of some of the invited people. ie lack of respect in general, throwing garbage on the floor and even no thank you's from a few people that won prizes. I would be happy to help in any way I could, although I know next to nothing in the gaming department. thumb.gif
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I completely support this. thumb.gif
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I like the idea of a large chunk being invite only from existing long term members. I like the idea of raised prices to keep these events going. I like the idea of 2 day events so I can get a good night sleep between the long legs of my journey.

Wondering if I have any flames? I'm about to find out

edit: BAH
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johny24 View Post

I like the idea of a large chunk being invite only from existing long term members. I like the idea of raised prices to keep these events going. I like the idea of 2 day events so I can get a good night sleep between the long legs of my journey.

Wondering if I have any flames? I'm about to find out

edit: BAH

First flame is at 25 rep
Almost there thumb.gif
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Rikk,

I like where this is going, I know you've run into some of my blunt comments in the past regarding the lack of loyal members attending and the free for all ticket sales. I believe this is a great system to really engage with the community we're trying to support, and every happy member of OCN that attends is a walking talking billboard for the community at the event to hopefully convert some of the other attendees. I'd certainly be willing to pay $50 on a ticket, the entry prices were always a steal for what they included, so this sounds more reasonable.

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