The main thing I think is needed is to attract new players or lurkers into the nights. At the moment most of the games nights I've participated in are generally the same people who are already on friends lists and can play with any time.
See that is the kicker for me and probably a few others for not being able to join in, we aren't able to just be on "anytime" so it limits the pot a bit. I cant play till wife and kids are in bed so wont get on till 9pm at the earliest but probably 9.30pm usually. By then the game night has ended or nearly ended. I understand people may play like 7-8pm and go to bed early and that probably is the optimal time for most?, but just thought Id put it out there alot of us mature (but childish) gamers that have kids probably cant get on for an 8pm start. Maybe if a poll was done or list in here the earliest time and latest time someone would be available to play on a games night? Or maybe vary the start time on different weeks to cater for all if a poll shows there are an event split. Or if the numbers are there have 2 sessions as Im sure some heavy players would play an 8pm sesh, and a 9.30pm sesh too?
But just thought Id give my 2 cents that the reason Ill likely never ever be able to play is due to the start time.
I'm the same! I always try to sign up for most nights but only generally get online when everyone is winding down for the evening. At best I can get online from 9:00 -9:30 p.m. but I'll happily play to midnight / 1:00 a.m. (Friday and Saturday only). I have 5:00 a.m. starts at work Mon-Wed so I'm in bed before 9:30 p.m. those nights, in the evening after work I have sport/gym/family commitments.
A poll asking about start times would be ideal, oh and I too would vote for PS vouchers as the prizes only too please. I have a massive game backlog already and generally the games that come up I own already or I have zero interest in. I also have a top end headset so the TB's don't interest me either, but what about DS4 controllers or other accessories perhaps?