My point of departure is this: Compendiums - I love them.
It was always a day 1 purchase for me. I would grind at the achievements and occasionally (when I really wanted that sweet sweet "ITS A DISASTER!!" voicenote) I would buy some levels.
Compendiums have two primary goals in my opinion:
1. Get players to play more Dota. When there is an active compendium with achievements, daily challenges and rewards I play more Dota. Simple as that. It motivates me and the rewards gets me pumped up to get even more!
2. Make Valve money- look at the TI prizepool. I am sure even with the Major compendiums Valve made a boatload.
Under the current system I am noticing a few things from what is being said in the forums.
There is so much Dota to watch, that the Majors / Minor status has almost no impact. I get to see the pro teams play qualies and main events nearly every week so why should I care about a specific tournament? Yeah the points are there but is that enough?
To be honest the most fun I had watching a tournament was Midas Mode.
The answer to the problem is this: COMPENDIUMS
Say Valve is working on this right now. Say they plan on introducing it early 2018. A compendium that encompasses all of the majors and minors- points, lvls for watching games, picking the brackets / winners, in-game achievments etc...
Surely this would make everybody happy- suddenly we will have a vested interest in each tournament, we will play more Dota for those achievements. And Valve will make more money...
Just hanging around for the TI compendium makes me feel... neglected.. by Valve. Makes me inclined to play less Dota.
So I want to know if anybody agrees with this or not? If you do, what would you like to see in the Compendium. If you don't, what are oyur suggestions for keeping the community interested?