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Chapter 1224: GOG and IOI Joint Event?
“My previous thinking was not right. I should not limit my thinking to the price.”
“I cannot afford to increase the price. My good brother cannot afford to reduce the price. Therefore, the price is a dead end.”
“Starting with the price would never solve the problem.”
“Let’s think about it from another perspective. The key now is how to transfer GOG’s players back to IOI.”
“Even if these gamers don’t give up on GOG, as long as they can bring some traffic to IOI and some income, wouldn’t my good brother be able to hang on?”
“What’s more, this is not a violation. It can only be considered a normal business exchange. The system should be able to muddle over.”
Pei Qian had been conflicted for a long time before, but he had not thought of a good solution. However, he suddenly had a flash of inspiration and found another idea.
Perhaps this was what they meant by ‘quick wits’?
He suddenly thought of a new therapy seeing that his good brother was about to die and that the previous therapy could not be effective.
His good brother seemed to have some hope again!
Pei Qian immediately switched on his computer and recorded his general thoughts.
Simply put, it was to push GOG and IOI to cooperate. GOG would organize some official activities and direct their players to IOI.
Of course, gamers would definitely be too lazy to move. At that time, they would need a certain amount of reward and excitement. For example, they could play IOI for a period of time and come back to collect skins.
If GOG was the only one doing this, it would definitely look strange. It would also easily make people doubt their motives.
Thus, he had to liaise with Finger Games and Long Yu Corporation and ask them to cooperate and symbolically organize similar activities.
However, during the process of negotiations, Pei Qian would do his best to make the greatest concessions.
For example, GOG would give very good rewards in this event, driving gamers to play IOI to get rewards. On the other hand, IOI would give ordinary and useless rewards. That way, IOI gamers would be unmoved, and GOG would be a one-way flow to IOI.
On the surface, it looked like two games had reached a cooperative relations.h.i.+p and expanded the cake together. However, it was actually GOG’s unilateral transfusion of IOI.
“Yes, this idea should not be a big problem. If I can achieve this goal, IOI will definitely be able to last for a while.”
“I don’t think any games of the same genre have done such a combined event before. However, Tengda must dare to go first!”
In Pei Qian’s impression, the link between games often only existed between games of the same company or games that did not have direct conflict of interest.
For example, some standalone AAA games would organize a combined event. That was because there was not much compet.i.tion between 3A games. Players would spend tens of hours to get through one game before looking for the next.
However, MOBA games were different. There was intense compet.i.tion between them. Playing such games did not mean completing it. Every MOBA game could not wait to trap players in the game for 24 hours.
Thus, in Pei Qian’s memory, there had never been a combined event between two MOBA games.
Things like your hero guest starring in my game and creating a special skin together had never happened before .
However, that obviously could not stop Pei Qian. In fact, it even made him speed up.
“The only question is whether Finger Games and Long Yu Corporation will accept my suggestion.”
“Hmm… If IOI is still at its peak, they will definitely reject it. There is no doubt about it.”
“However, GOG’s market share, especially the domestic server, has far exceeded IOI’s. As long as I make enough concessions, it would be equivalent to GOG giving IOI a unilateral transfusion. Finger Games’ upper echelons should be able to accept very realistic interests.”
“Yes, let’s do that.”
“I might not be able to save my good brother, but I have to give it a try.”
Pei Qian was a very active person in trying to incur losses. He immediately decided to give Eric a call.
Fifteen minutes later, Pei Qian hung up.
“Indeed, Eric is still very suspicious of my motives…”
“However, the good thing is that he can’t make the decision on this alone. He will ask the upper echelons.”
“This way, there should still be hope.”
Eric fell silent for more than a minute after Pei Qian explained his intention and made a few simple suggestions for cooperation.
Obviously, Eric had been extremely wary of Pei Qian.
Boss Pei proposed a plan, a plan to link up in the game and guide players. He very generously offered generous reward conditions on GOG’s side. He also specially emphasized that IOI did not need to give equal reward conditions, as long as it was pa.s.sable.
How to direct players was the problem that Eric and the entire Finger Games had been worrying about.
For MOBA games, active players were everything. That was because the number of active players would directly affect the game experience.
Having fewer players meant that there were fewer rookies. It also meant that the matching mechanism was harder to match opponents with similar strength.
Once the bottom layer of the matching mechanism collapsed, mid-tier players would be reduced to low-tier players. They could originally carry the entire game, but now, they were always matched to opponents who were obviously stronger than them to be beaten. This mental imbalance would further aggravate the situation of players disappearing.
Conversely, the increase in active players could improve the game experience and enter a virtuous cycle.
That was why MOBA games were a winner-take-all game. Only a few giants would be able to reach the end in the same field. The latecomers would not be able to shake the position of ruler.
On the surface, Boss Pei’s suggestion was obviously very tempting because it could bring active players to IOI and income.
However, Eric knew Boss Pei all too well. He had a feeling that there must be a conspiracy behind Boss Pei’s actions. On the surface, it looked like he was giving help in a time of need and helping each other out. Who knew if he would end up destroying the country and entering the city?
If Eric had the final say, he would definitely reject Boss Pei’s suggestion immediately.
However, he was just a tool now.
In order to better let IOI play its role and earn profits, Dayak Corporation had unknowingly tightened its control over Finger Games’ headquarters and various distinct companies.
Now, Eric had to report this matter truthfully. Whether he wanted to cooperate or not depended on the decision of the upper echelons of Dayak Corporation.
This would definitely be accompanied by battles between the upper echelons of different factions. In the end, they might come up with a more neutral or twisted plan. However, no matter what, this was not something Eric could partic.i.p.ate in.
Pei Qian did not mind even though his good brother Eric had deeply misunderstood him.
In any case, he would only do his best and leave it to fate to lend a helping hand. If the other party did not appreciate it, he could only let it go.
Given the efficiency of Dayak Corporation’s upper echelons, this matter would probably not be settled for a while.
However, Pei Qian was not in a hurry. In any case, it would not be easy for IOI to die even though its current situation was not optimistic.
Pei Qian took two more sips of coffee and continued to check on the other departments.
At that moment, there was a knock on the office door.
Pei Qian looked up. It was Liang Qingfan.
This person-in-charge of Sloth Apartments had not been selected to be on the special training list for torturous travels. Thus, he had been able to cooperate with Slow Movement Studio some time ago to provide data support related to the house type for the real estate intermediary simulator.
Pei Qian did not choose him for special training mainly because of two considerations.
On one hand, Sloth Apartments was very popular, but it did not make much money. It was a long way from recovering the money that he had spent on buying fixed a.s.sets. On the other hand, Liang Qingfan had the important task of designing the location of Tengda building. This job could not be delayed.
“Boss Pei, regarding the location and design of the headquarters building, I have a preliminary idea after a period of research. I’ll report to you.”
Liang Qingfan handed the proposal to Pei Qian as he spoke.
Pei Qian took it over.
Liang Qingfan said, “First, it’s about the location.”
“From the looks of it, Jingzhou can actually be used as a large piece of land for the headquarters building. There is not much land. Our choices will naturally be limited.”
“On the whole, Jingzhou is expanding to the west and south. However, the locations in these popular areas are either already being built or have been auctioned off and are waiting to be developed. Even if we are Jingzhou’s taxpayers and can enjoy certain conveniences on some issues, we cannot bypa.s.s such procedures.”
“It would be easy if it was just a building, but Boss Pei, your request is to take up as much s.p.a.ce as possible. Ordinary small pieces of land would naturally not meet the standards.”
“Therefore, the location I am considering is in the north-east of Jingzhou City, near the old industrial zone.”
“Coincidentally, there is already a snack market, Thriller Hostel, and other related industries here. The subway lines have also been planned. After comprehensive consideration, it is a more suitable location.”
Pei Qian fell into deep thought and did not say anything.
He was not satisfied with this location.
That was because it was too close to Thriller Hostel and the snack market.
Everyone knew that it was very easy for strange chemical reactions to occur between Tengda’s industries. Especially in terms of geographical location, it was easier to cause unpredictable changes.
However, just as Liang Qingfan had said, there were not many options.
City planning was a very long-term thing. The purpose of a certain land might have been decided a few years ago. Now, the economy was developing rapidly and property developers were booming. All sorts of useful land in the city were being s.n.a.t.c.hed up.
It might not be difficult to find a small plot of land, but it would probably not be easy to find a plot of land big enough to accommodate the entire Tengda Corporation.
That was because Pei Qian’s goal was to spend more money. The bigger the business, the better. It was obviously not enough for Boss Pei to spend money on a single building.
Pei Qian even had an idea. He wanted to use this opportunity to build the headquarters to clean up his fixed a.s.sets.
So many fixed a.s.sets had already affected the settlement. If he did not have enough funds during the construction of the headquarters building, Pei Qian could naturally sell a portion of the buildings to reduce the burden of the settlement.
On the whole, this place was the most suitable.
As for being too close to Thriller Hostel and the snack market…
It should not be a big problem. After all, Tengda’s headquarters building could not be profitable. At the very most, it would become an internet celebrity building. As long as it did not make much money, there would not be a problem.
Liang Qingfan continued, “As for the building… I’ve also designed a few simple designs.”
“Boss Pei, which one looks more pleasing to the eye?”
“Or we can add some more clear design elements.”