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Marketing department suggestions.

Postby Kreed » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:29 pm

I expect many people feel as I do, I wish I could reply to the call for help in the marketing department. Unfortunatly life is very hectic and I barely have enough time to play as it is...

My suggestion is a sticky for marketing suggestions, so that we can have everybody contributing visibly. Visibly in order to stimulate ideas between us and promote promoting Cantr 8) :D
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Postby Agar » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:06 pm

Here's a suggestion:

Cantr is a MUD. Advertise on MUD forums, lists, rings, etc.
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Postby wichita » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:06 pm

Stickied now.
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Postby formerly known as hf » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:23 pm

I no bugger all about marketing, in any form.

But I have wondered if the registration process could be done without a PD check?
If browsing for a game to play - people are likely to just move on if they can't play straight-off

What is the % of people who apply, get a PD response, and never login?

If a 'tutorial island' gets created, we could just allow anyone to spawn there immediately, and then they get more characters
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Postby Phalynx » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:36 pm

I understand your motivation, and agree to some extent. But I would hate to see newspanw island full of adverts for russian brides and viagra!
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Postby formerly known as hf » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:46 pm

Most spam like that is created by scripts/bots of some kind, which are specific to the location attcked - like the phpBB software these forums run on.

I doubt Cantr would be popular enough to write a script for...



On that topic though - and I know too little about the subject to be sure of this - would it be possible to write a script/macro which can be run by each player to auto-vote on the voting sites?
(And I ask purely out of interest, I would never promote such a thing...)
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Postby Crosshair » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:43 pm

Make teeshirts with "A man in his twenties" On! Not my suggestion, i saw it ages ago, but still...
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Postby zisked » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:17 pm

http://www.gameogre.com/onlinerpgs.htm
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http://www.burningvoid.com/links/242
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There are a few rings where you could get listed. I'd also suggest coming up with a snappy motto - and maybe an image to go with it. Like "When you're looking for something more addictive than crack" - and then take one of those WWII era posters where the guy is smiling and holding something out - paste Cantr, the green scheme and whatever logo you want over it, and link it back to the site. Then have players use it as their sigs on other forums.

It'd probably get a few clicks. How much time would MD be expected to put in? An hour a day? However long it takes? You never see your friends or family again?


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Postby cantrlady » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:42 pm

formerly known as hf wrote:What is the % of people who apply, get a PD response, and never login?

If a 'tutorial island' gets created, we could just allow anyone to spawn there immediately, and then they get more characters


With the number of PD members increasing, GAB members and Jos also working the apps, I would say that waiting time is very low - perhaps an hour at the most.
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Postby zisked » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:16 pm

I don't know if anyone has done this - what about a Cantr Facebook or MySpace group? I know that on Facebook at least, the newsfeed would get the group name exposed to a large number of people. People are usually more prone to trying new things when it's presented to them in a clever way through a familiar source.
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Postby Spillages » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:54 am

I have tried to set some stuff up on MySpace but it's just too confusing. If anyone knows their way around myspace well and has some experiance with html/css let me know.
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Postby Wilmer Bordonado » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:05 am

Graffittis in RL could be a great propaganda. Just imagine a green-smiley face on a wall with the legend www.cantr.com... Nothing to say if there's some extra slogan.
Banners... but I think they're too expensive to be set on massives sites. Actually, I believe Cantr is reached for those who are searching for it. How make Cantr go to your PC and say "hello here I am Try me", well, that's the question...
Nevertheless, I've always admired the way The Blair Witch project was promoted. "Impact" is the best way to announce something. 8)

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Postby Elros » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:17 am

OK, so when I go graffiti the sherrifs department with a green smiley face and www.cantr.net under it they come stick you in jail since you suggested the vandalism act to promote our game. *winks*
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Postby Wilmer Bordonado » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:36 am

Elros wrote:OK, so when I go graffiti the sherrifs department with a green smiley face and www.cantr.net under it they come stick you in jail since you suggested the vandalism act to promote our game. *winks*


Oh, c'mon... Are they so <<strict>> in the freedom paradise??

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Postby Elros » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:03 am

*sighs* Yes unfortunately Graffiti in public places is considered vandalism. What a terrible place this country is. *smiles*
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