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Spreading the word about Antilia - ideas

Lokosicek
Moderator Team, Writing Team
Jen: M
So, now that we oficially know the development and financial goals of Antilia"s kickstarter, its time to start planning how to get the word to as many people as possible. Now, before we do that though, we need to ask ourself a question, who will be the audience. I took a moment to think, and here is what i came up with:

1.) Players who got bored of other mainstream MMORPGs (WoW, Tera, LotRO, GuildWars, etc).
2.) Fans of anthropomorphic animals (also known as furries)
3.) Curious visitors who like to play indie games.
4.) -feel free to add more-

Since the game features beings that closely resemble anthropomorphic animals, most likely scenario will be that furries will be the ones mostly interested. Im pretty sure that a large portions of us testers here are furries. Some found out the game randomly, some came here after Earth Eternal got cancelled, others got told by their friends.

And now onto the main topic at hand (or paw). As I stated in one of the threads before, my course of action will be to contact some famous furry artists I know personally at popular art galleries, and have them make a journal post about Antilia. Hopefully the number of their watchers reading said journal will re-post/share it, just like it hapens on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, thus giving birth to domino effect.

Ill try to contact the admins of art galleries themselves too, perhaps we get lucky. Plus there is this furry news site called "Furry News Network" that many furries watch. Ill try to get in contact with the admins as well.

Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, MMO sites, galleries, we have to hit them all.

Any other ideas, anyone? Thanks
Friday, June 7, 2013 4:49pm
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blueslyster

Jen: 106
Quote by Lokosicek:
And now onto the main topic at hand (or paw). As I stated in one of the threads before, my course of action will be to contact some famous furry artists I know personally at popular art galleries, and have them make a journal post about Antilia.

Keep in mind, though, that is a double edge sword. They may have good or bad thoughts about it. Also, "and have them make a journal post about Antilia" sounds like they have to do it against their will. They may or may not share it on their journals, regardless if they liked it or not. They may not even be able to access it at this time.

Keep in mind, it's Alpha. We need to make that message clear that this game isn't complete yet and only in Alpha stage. Let them expect to face issues and problems.

I would feel comfortable if we didn't advertise majority to the furry fandom, including scalies, despite the fact the races are leaning more towards that. I want to see players that are also non-furries--people who aren't part of the fandom, but don't treat it like bugs invading a home--to come in and give the game a shot. There are some gamer's out there that are nit-picky and strict, and some that just can't come to reason. Have to expect the game to take criticism, meaningful or not; may not mean much for being in Alpha.

Here's an idea to any and all vets that are still here, including the volunteers and anyone that has gotten a chance to experience the game. We should write our experience during the, over a year(?), long alpha test session, at least. What it was like when we first joined, logged in, how we came to this, how it has grown, etc.. I would like to have these posted either on my blog OR Jeff's blog. I'm not sure which would be better since they're both towards Antilia, unless another suggestion is made.

Gamers are leaning more towards indie games because major gaming companies are losing the ball, Xbox One anyone? So good of a chance to take advantage of that.
Friday, June 7, 2013 6:01pm
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Lokosicek
Moderator Team, Writing Team
Jen: M
Quote by blueslyster:
..Also, "and have them make a journal post about Antilia" sounds like they have to do it against their will...

Keep in mind, it's Alpha. We need to make that message clear that this game isn't complete yet and only in Alpha stage. Let them expect to face issues and problems.

...I want to see players that are also non-furries--people who aren't part of the fandom, but don't treat it like bugs invading a home--to come in and give the game a shot...

Gamers are leaning more towards indie games because major gaming companies are losing the ball, Xbox One anyone? So good of a chance to take advantage of that.


Point 1: Bad translation on my part, its meant as to convince them or asking politely. Remember, Ill be asking people I know most of the time

Point 2: No worries, Ill be sure to mention that point.

Point 3: We have to get the word out to as many people as posibble, and to the widest spectrum of people as possible. We all gonna do our ends here, and Ill help spreading the word on my end. Others can contact the MMO sites, organice people on social media, etc.

Point 4: Those are consoles. We can advertise the game on indie game sites too
Friday, June 7, 2013 6:18pm
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Direlda
Volunteer
Jen: 77
Quote by blueslyster:
Here's an idea to any and all vets that are still here, including the volunteers and anyone that has gotten a chance to experience the game. We should write our experience during the, over a year(?), long alpha test session, at least. What it was like when we first joined, logged in, how we came to this, how it has grown, etc.. I would like to have these posted either on my blog OR Jeff's blog. I'm not sure which would be better since they're both towards Antilia, unless another suggestion is made.


I was thinking of doing something like this at some point on my blog, though I don't have that much of an audience. And I may also do a video blog on it.
Friday, June 7, 2013 6:40pm
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Nalena

Jen: 94
So I noticed that when I search 'antilia-game' the second link is a youtube link of early alpha with old characters and old systems. I think it would be nice if there would be a newer video there so people get a more accurate idea of what antilia is currently like. Now I am not sure what determines which video is showed first, but I think it might have to do with views, so it might be a good idea if we can share newer videos and try to get them more views.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 3:39am
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KnowingNothing

Jen: 38
Youtube would be a great place to get known.

As most know, Youtube has some of the best gamers posting videos of themself playing games.
Gamers like:
PewDiePie www.youtube.com/user/PewDiePie
RoosterTeeth www.youtube.com/channel/UCzH3iADRIq1IJlIXjfNgTpA
OMFGCata www.youtube.com/user/OMFGcata
Sky www.youtube.com/user/SkyVSGaming/feed
CaptainSparklez www.youtube.com/user/CaptainSparklez
TotalHalibut www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut
Yogscast www.youtube.com/user/BlueXephos/featured

I know that if we get the word out to these gaming communities and ask them to try Antilia, more gamers will try and hopefully enjoy it.
One thing is that i dont know if they would play Antilia now, since its not finished.
Even if we would only get someone like Pewdiepie to play the game it would give a big amount of interested players to try, since Pewdiepie got more than 8,5 million followers on Youtube.

Thats my idea about how we could get the word out.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 5:26am
Lokosicek
Moderator Team, Writing Team
Jen: M
No worries there. When the Kickstarter goes live we will surely have a lot of promotional material including the most up-to-date promo video, which we can link with every post or message we make.

Plus Jeff can alter all older videos so they have a link at its start and description that leads to newest promo video if you hover the mouse over a specific portion of the vid, just like here for example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6pa-AVZwI

Skip to 13:50 to see what Im talking about
Saturday, June 8, 2013 5:34am
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Lokosicek
Moderator Team, Writing Team
Jen: M
Quote by KnowingNothing:
I know that if we get the word out to these gaming communities and ask them to try Antilia, more gamers will try and hopefully enjoy it.


Problem is that the server isnt designed to take a high load. Last time Jeff had to cap it on 25 players online (or so).
Saturday, June 8, 2013 5:37am
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Direlda
Volunteer
Jen: 77
Quote by Lokosicek:
Problem is that the server isnt designed to take a high load. Last time Jeff had to cap it on 25 players online (or so).


Well, that's what the Kickstarter will help with! Jeff has a server budget of $4,200 included in his cost breakdown, which I assume will help get a server that can handle a large number of players.

TotalHalibut (aka TotalBiscuit) would be a great person to contact when there's more to the game, as he likes to focus on indie games. I'm not exactly sure what the procedure is for contacting him, but I do recommend, Jeff, that you consider having him do one of his first impressions or reviews on Antilia at some later point in development.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 6:35am
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Lokosicek
Moderator Team, Writing Team
Jen: M
However TotalBiscuit (TotalHalibut) often slanders and rants and is rather picky about what he likes and not likes. With him , there is 50:50 chance of success or total and absolute faillure. For example, right now the learning curve in the game is very difficult (no intro quest on how to craft, fish, etc) and that would make poor first impression (And TB easilly falls for first impressions and it clouds his judgement of the rest of the game. I know that from experience, as he utterly dumped an indie game Dear Esther, which I enjoyed immensely). So, with him, its a real risk.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 7:53am
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