Ah, I see the problem. If a premium account could play any two free tournaments per week, then players with multiple premium accounts would never buy points to enter tourneys. But this doesn't change the fact that players with only one account, like myself, often miss both premiums.
Since there are so many free tournaments, its not that
big of a deal, but now what I hear is that what was promised to me in my account subscription may now be decreased simply because some players are "abusing" multiple accounts?
I am completely confident that this isn't some deceitful ploy by the company and there are legitimate concerns. But the process of advertising a service with a membership and then completely limiting that service seems like a common scam tactic. If the average person works 8 hours, sleeps 8 hours, and has 8 hours of free time (which is very generous), there is only a 33% chance they will be able to make this tourney. My work schedule is completely random, and even though I may be on break, it may not be enough time for a tournament - I certaintly don't believe I make 33% of them myself.
Maybe you can check how many premium tournaments I have made it to (or maybe I can in my tourney history), but I would estimate that in the 3 months since I have had my membership, I have made it to maybe six premium tournaments... that's just a guess, but that is what it feels like.
My suggestion would be to raise it to four premium tournaments per week with different times, and only allow each account to enter two. If there is a bigger problem with account or membership harvesting, the answer should not be to place the burden on the single account customers, even if its an easy solution for management. I have neglected to ever mention the point harvesting the company is doing through Co-op's->Pro Points->Big Tournament Byes, which essentially forces competitive players to buy and complete co-ops - not for the cards or prizes
- but for the pro points. Even though the cards may be a good deal, I may not necessarily need them.
All I know is that I buy points for tournaments, buy points for co-ops, so from my personal perspective, I really feel that the two premium tournaments should be made more available to me than simply two random times I probably won't be able to make. I'm sure there are other players who feel the same. I understand the bigger concern of multiple memberships, so I see why the suggestion by Fantom won't work, but there must be some way to make these two promised tournaments slightly more available. I'm sure there is some middle ground here, we don't need an NFL labor dispute.