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Huge Spike of New Players

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Billy Lee, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. LegionXIX

    LegionXIX Dire Zombie

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    I logged in for the first time in almost a year yesterday to the joy that was my bank lol......all bags with no names on them what a real pleasure sorting thru them.....

    I also had no idea that they only put 500 lbs on bank for FTP players.

    I should really catch up on patches. and the downside to FTP
     
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  2. Bound

    Bound Project Manager
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    If you want to send out giant advertisement email blasts yes. Most of your email providers have email send limits for example gmail only lets you send 500 emails a day. So to get around this you need to use a third party to send out 10s of thousands in a few minutes. For example if you wanted to send out 50,000 emails thru mailchimp its 500 dollars.

    Its not about the money its about getting the most bang for your buck and providing a decent email. If we send a lot of emails we get black listed. It costs A LOT of money to be a white list email spammer.
     
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  3. Quin Tessence

    Quin Tessence Black Knight
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    You could also send out an email like this

    I am aware ****** is one of your pass words. Lets get straight to purpose. Neither anyone has compensated me to investigate you. You may not know me and you're probably thinking why you're getting this e-mail?

    PLAY DARKFALL

    in fact, i setup a software on the X videos (porn material) website and you know what, you visited this web site to experience fun (you know what i mean). When you were watching video clips, your browser started out operating as a Remote Desktop that has a keylogger which provided me accessibility to your display screen and cam. after that, my software gathered every one of your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, and email . Next i created a double-screen video. First part displays the video you were watching (you have a good taste rofl), and next part shows the recording of your web camera, & it is u.

    PLAY DARKFALL

    You do have only 2 options. We will go through each one of these choices in details:

    PLAY DARKFALL

    1st alternative is to neglect this email message. as a consequence, i most certainly will send out your very own video clip to all your your personal contacts and just imagine concerning the disgrace that you receive. and as a consequence if you are in an affair, just how it will eventually affect?

    PLAY DARKFALL

    Number two choice would be to compensate me USD 878. We will think of it as a donation. in this situation, i will asap eliminate your video footage. You will go on everyday life like this never happened and you will never hear back again from me.

    PLAY DARFALL

    You'll make the payment through Bi‌tco‌in (if you don't know this, search for 'how to buy b‌itcoi‌n' in Google search engine).

    PLAY DARFALL

    B‌T‌C‌ ad‌dre‌ss: 1M3r1T2MnqRPJUgWoSZTgaTqpVQUNdkpeC

    if you have been planning on going to the cops, well, this mail can not be traced back to me. I have dealt with my moves. i am just not attempting to ask you for money a whole lot, i would like to be compensated. email message%}, and nope

    PLAY DARFALL

    C if i don't receive the ‌bi‌tco‌in‌, i will definitely send your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, co-workers, and many others. Nonetheless, if i do get paid, i'll destroy the video immediately. If you really want proof, reply Yes! then i will send your video recording to your 14 contacts. it is a nonnegotiable offer, that being said do not waste mine time and yours by replying to this email.

    I got that email on Monday, but without the "Play Darkfall" message.
    The guy had me up until he said Web Cam and Co-workers, because I didn't build my rig with a web cam and I don't have any co-workers.
    Maybe someone should send him some bit coins and ask if he could include "Play Darkfall" in his future black-mail emails?
     
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  4. Bound

    Bound Project Manager
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    i have a client that got the same email. minus the play darkfall part.... i also like how your last 3 darkfalls are darfall
     
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  5. Korag

    Korag Evil Eye
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    Not much point sending out emails to bring people back if they just leave again.
    Wait til things are more updated, fixed and prepared for actual people to come back.
    Even if they had money to blow sending out an email should have more to it than " Hey we have a ftp model now"
     
  6. Isaac Clarke

    Isaac Clarke Varangian Warthane
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    Should sticky all updates on the roa front page and on the forums, no matter how small. Just seeing any level of developer activity goes a long way.
     
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  7. Wizzy

    Wizzy Undead Dwarf
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    I didn't read all of the posts but I for one am coming back soon-ish (maybe tonight).

    This game always finds a way to suck me back in,haha.
     
  8. Quin Tessence

    Quin Tessence Black Knight
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    Someone already made the "Hey we have a ftp model now" email and fired out a few hundred emails.
    Half my clan became aware of it before I even said anything. They already basically quit playing after trying the game for maybe 10 hours.

    Tempos even told me that, "This game would be fine if they would just advertise it."

    I know its kind of hard to grasp, but these things called businesses higher people called "Marketers" and they basically go around the "market" and say "Hey I'm here to tell you about X." About 95% of the people they talk to ignore them or threaten them and they feel like shit all the time, but the 5% of people who get them are so numb to life that anything is better.

    Word of mouth doesn't work for this game anymore. We need to blackmail people into playing, its the only way!
     
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  9. Rimamok

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    While I’ve always thought that lack of marketing was one of Darkfall’s key failures, mores “reasons to play” need to be in place in ROA before any serious marketing push.
     
  10. Sero

    Sero Menhir Sentinal
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    Would you guys calm down on your "marketing push" already?

    They fucked up one launch by rushing, how about you let them get the expansion set and ready so they can retain more than what they retained last time, yea?
     
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  11. Quin Tessence

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  12. Korag

    Korag Evil Eye
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    Its not like they made some kind of 3rd party program to keep track or anything.
     
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  13. Sero

    Sero Menhir Sentinal
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    Hello?
     
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  14. Billy Lee

    Billy Lee Loremaster
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    I've seen a lot of new players since I made this thread, the game is definitely trending upward substantially. Pretty impressive for a soft launch imo, hard launch should be nuts.
     
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  15. Fengor

    Fengor Eodrin

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    Reimplementing indestructible would five sure bring the masses back...


    Just the quick hot fix next maintenance
     
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  16. Isaac Clarke

    Isaac Clarke Varangian Warthane
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    12 months Ive been hearing about an expansion and they've yet to even release 1 screenshot of anything they're "working" on

    I stopped believing in santa when I was 6, just like how I stopped believing there's an "expansion" for roa
     
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  17. Neilk

    Neilk Web Development & System Admin
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    Damn it was announced on 28th October so fortunately it's not been 12 months.

    Screenshots get posted on Discord quite often, we posted a ton of dye pics on there and new armor WIP.
     
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    DeadlyHit Chosen of Khamset
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    Imagine that people not seeing pictures when you post them on discord only not on the forums.... mind boggling tbh
     
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    I was about to say... It was TCS before and it's only recently turned into "an expansion"
     
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  20. Isaac Clarke

    Isaac Clarke Varangian Warthane
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    TCP has been talked about for well over 12 months, we all know TCP and the expansion are one and the same.

    As for your discord screenshots, all you've shown is recoloured armour. Im sorry but recolouring assets is not an expansion
     
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