Booster packs from HGSS were the first sets to contain code cards as an added incentive. Prior to that, the online client didn't exist and older sets were limited to physical copies. There is a huge swathe of products TPCI have been neglecting: older sets. Most of them are no longer in print, and despite singles holding on to pretty price tags, TPCI receives no further revenue from them. I suggest TCPI introduces these out of print sets to the ptcgo. These are extremely collectible cards, and the demand for the physical singles from these sets show players want cards regardless of their playability.
Here's the kicker, the only way to obtain these cards would be by buying gems. Collectors have shown they are willing to pay through the nose for vivid deck boxes and gem promos. Imagine the revenue you could drive from adding past sets exclusively to ptcgo. A reprint in this manner wouldn't damage the physical secondary market at all and serves to cater to a demographic of users who have shown to spend serious amounts to fill their collecting needs.
The current price for Ultra Prism is roughly 4 USD via gems, but less than 0.50 cents online. With this kind of discrepancy, there is no way gems would work. However, taking a look at some of the older sets such as DP and Neo Genesis, their price ranges from 10 to 20 per pack! You guys can EASILY charge 4 USD in ptcgo and still have many willing buyers! This could open the way for an implementation of the gem system and give the game a bigger budget.
The sets have already been designed, you guys code and add new sets multiple times a year. All this would do is take advantage of your older product lines and cater to a market you know exists.
P.S. An added benefit of the a implemented gem system is the severe reduction in real money transactions (since you can trade using gems as currency) and it would drive immense revenue for this game, adding to the budget. You guys could bring a ton of legitimacy to this game and take it to the next level. Seems like a good risk to take.
Edited by TOONAAA, 02 March 2018 - 08:51 PM.