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ilisity
cabalist

Joined: Mar 13, 2008
Posts: 46
Posted: 25-09-2009 23:31   
Right as I'm sure we're all aware mud's been pretty dead recently . So I thought it might be a good idea if we did some brainstorming on how to get people playing the game....

Lets here some ideas people.




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Crazyfool
Wizard



Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 26-09-2009 10:25   
I know there were some ideas in the mix concerning getting our mud listed on a mud connector but not sure whats happening with this. I will ask the powers that be and get back to you.

Cf


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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 26-09-2009 10:32   
I have been trying to recruit members of my family without much success.

I have also started putting the odd thing on facebook including a link to the Bash write-ups. I will have to stop using MUD jargon so that people outside the game will understand.

But I think I am preaching to the converted.


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Armand
explorer

Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 26-09-2009 11:49   
Having done campaigns a few times for MUD1 on mudconnect.com and topmudsites.com I can say that they are effective if a few people can be persuaded to vote every day. You'll start seeing occasional results on topmudsites.com once you get into the top 20 because those appear on the homepage. Ideally it would be nice to get into the top 5 but then you're competing with games like Achaea and Aardwolf which I've heard employ dishonest techniques such as giving in-game rewards for votes. If you look at the "In" column on that site, that tells you how many votes that game has had in the most recent period and gives you an idea of what we'd need to achieve. The votes reset every 15 days.

I'm not as familiar with mudconnect.com voting and effectiveness.


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blib
explorer

Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 531
From: N.London (just)
Posted: 26-09-2009 13:51   
I could post a link on an enormous car related forum that I frequent which has a computer game area.

Just a title and the link. But it could attract some weirdos.



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Crazyfool
Wizard



Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 26-09-2009 15:16   
They would fit right in.

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Zordell
cleric

Joined: Aug 08, 2003
Posts: 216
Posted: 26-09-2009 19:19   
What about the idea of Mystics? Might be more fun to offer people who aren't into pking a way to Wiz also?

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Turrican
Arch-Wizard



Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Posts: 346
Posted: 26-09-2009 19:42   
Just play when no-one is around, close enough.


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Sabretooth
Wizard



Joined: Sep 20, 2001
Posts: 38
Posted: 26-09-2009 20:53   
I have played some other muds, the first thing i noticed when playing them was that upon creating a persona you enter a training area like a MUDSCHOOL where you learn the basic commands of the game and solve mini puzzles in order to graduate and leave with a few levels gained and some starter weapons. Maybe a newbie area could help newbies coming over to use from other muds, just an idea.

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Crazyfool
Wizard



Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 26-09-2009 21:27   
Naked fridays!

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Turrican
Arch-Wizard



Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Posts: 346
Posted: 26-09-2009 21:31   
Quote:

On 26-09-2009 20:53, Sabretooth wrote:
Maybe a newbie area could help newbies coming over to use from other muds, just an idea.


What happens when they find out they can die dead dead?


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Crazyfool
Wizard



Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 26-09-2009 22:14   


[ This Message was edited by: crazyfool on 27-09-2009 10:49 ]


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Crazyfool
Wizard



Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 27-09-2009 10:48   
Ignore. I had been drinking.

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blib
explorer

Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 531
From: N.London (just)
Posted: 27-09-2009 14:43   
Automatic.



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