Twilight Heroes needs cheap/free/good marketing ideas!

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Cristiona wrote:Seriously though, if you really want to pimp it, you should be able to include a link that will take players directly to the captcha for TH.
This is the important bit about this idea. On these sites you're up against games that give an in-game reward for voting every single day, and so get many many votes. In order to get a high ranking and attract the attention of casual visitors/other voters, TH would probably need to have a voting page in-game, perhaps with some sort of reward, or people are going to forget to vote.

Plus there are quite a few other voting sites, if the voting idea takes off it might be an idea to register with multiple sites.

I don't how people would feel about the idea of rewarded in-game voting; much as it might bring in more players, there's something... un-TH about it. Us superheroes don't do things for personal gain! And how can I put this delicately... the quality of players these sites attract may be dubious. Hmm forget delicate: in other games I've played, the more prominence voting has in the game, the more retarded the player base.

Here is the direct link to vote for TH, in case people want to bookmark it.

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The banners for signatures is nice and all, but not every forum has images enabled for signatures. How about and animate smoky moon with "Twilight Heroes" superimposed for use as an avatar?

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Not a bad idea, but the current smoky moon is 269k. It could probably be shrunk a bit with some effort, but CS has all the originals.

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I don't really understand what that means, SL. Could you elaborate?

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I believe what SL means is having a leaderboard listing who has voted the most times.

I thought of that too, but then thought it's a bit of unexciting leaderboard, as it could end up with a bunch of players with the same score, relying on the others' internet connections to go down for a day in order to get advancement.

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Can I offer 1 pack-of-six for playing twilight???
that might get us a lot of players
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i'm sure that cris or someone (maybe even me) can personally offer incentives for voting IF you put a link
just add to the bottom panel "support twilight heroes! vote for us!" or something


you could also have a raffle with some random items (new OR old, you could take em from players who've quit or something) every say month or week, with tickets that you get from voting.
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you want us to vote?

I vote for the beers :D
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In game incentives are pretty much ruled out already for several reasons.

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Hey Ryme, if I advertise TH on all my personal websites that I have can I get some sort of in-game reward? You can't blame a guy for asking...

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I would gladly paper Austin with all kinds of flyers for the game, if someone could just put a good one together.

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Better idea. Take Watchmen, cut out all of the fluff, and just leave in the half-hour sex scene. Bam. Done.

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Blink wrote: another very effective way I saw was a RECRUITMENT DRIVE. Where the top 10 or top 100 players who recruit the most new members get some sort of perk/prize.
First, how do we find out who those people are? Sad as it is, you know SOMEONE's going to make a hundred multis and have them all say he recruited them.

Second, that also has a tendency to promote spamming and bothering people who just aren't interested in the game. And when you see a Forum filled with "HAY GO PLAY TWILIGHT HEROES TELL THEM STEVEBOB SENT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111111111ONE!!!" it gives a bad name to Twilight Heroes.

But, you know... the other ideas are good.
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Again, I don't know HOW many times I've said this, but giving out perks to the people who have X referrals IS A BAD IDEA.

Let me say that again.

REFERRAL REWARDS ARE A BAD IDEA.

Can we stop with any kind of derivative of that? PLEASE?

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The only incentive we need is a larger player base.

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Blink wrote:Well then, another way is, Ryme could set up a bunch of links to Gaming sites and each day we could all vote for Twilight Heroes. Also some added incentives might solidify the daily voting.

This is how the other games I've played who aren't as good as TH get so popular. Again, save us Ryme!
Somewhere, possibly in this very thread, definitely on some mod profiles, is a link to one such web site. I don't think I get many votes.

Not sure how I'd provide incentives, either. How do I know you voted on another site?

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Ryme wrote:Somewhere, possibly in this very thread, definitely on some mod profiles, is a link to one such web site.
http://www.topwebgames.com/in.asp?id=6241
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Hello? Anyone still here?

I'm just posting this, to keep the topic alive.

You can go back to your regular forum-browsing now.
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sakura_candy wrote:I stumbled in here through the Jayisgames post ages ago, played for a bit, and then forgot about it. And remembered it out of the blue years later, and realized that a lot more content has been added and it looks more fun now.

Maybe send an email to forgotten accounts to remind them about the cool new stuff?
I do plan on doing this once: when retcon is implemented and the game hits a whole new level of replayability. I'm hesitant to do it more than that because I don't like to spam, and I didn't give anyone a chance to opt in (or out).

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One way to handle that I guess would be to set up an opt-in system, but send out an email notification to everyone (or just everyone who is "idle") informing them of the ability to opt in, and also tell them about retcon.
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TwilightWolf wrote:Orrrr..... maybe make Jick put an announcement on KOL encouraging players to join TH.
Ok nevermind about that. That would never work.
Dunno about "making" Jick do anything, but he did mention TH on his radio program repeatedly when it went beta, and a few times since. He's been very supportive about the whole game.

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When retcon is out, it would be a good time to mention it on Radio KoL again.

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