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    Now that Triple A has completed going through most of its major over-hauls... perhaps we should have some marketing In an effort to bolster our ranks....

    If we posted some simple pictures here on the forum and label them with generic labels...

    ie, War gaming, WWII, propaganda etc. etc.

    Then when people do a search on their computer... images promoting Triple A would populate in their search results.

    As an example...

    0_1498414483502_War game.png

    Just a thought.


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    Agree. Figuring out how to spread the word around TripleA to recruit more users would be great. I'm open to any and all ideas on the best ways to do that.



  • @redrum said in Marketing:

    Agree. Figuring out how to spread the word around TripleA to recruit more users would be great. I'm open to any and all ideas on the best ways to do that.

    Before we do that... it is vital to remove maps with bugs or need updates off of the main download list. There is no easier way to lose a new player than an error message. Most will not even post or ask for help. They will just be gone, and remember to never try it again.


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    @Zim-Xero Totally agree. Starting a thread or github issue for testing all the current maps with the current version would be very helpful. I'm sure many of our core users would be willing to each test a few maps.


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    @Zim-Xero said in Marketing:

    @redrum said in Marketing:

    Agree. Figuring out how to spread the word around TripleA to recruit more users would be great. I'm open to any and all ideas on the best ways to do that.

    Before we do that... it is vital to remove maps with bugs or need updates off of the main download list. There is no easier way to lose a new player than an error message. Most will not even post or ask for help. They will just be gone, and remember to never try it again.

    In my opinion, as I said in the past, we need a "Broken" section for partially broken maps (probably should have in download description the full list of all things broken, so the downloader know what he is going to face).
    But this needs to be a solid and reliable decision, not to make a "Broken" list one day and removing them all from list the day after...
    Removing the map from list totally is such a big step that it is likely seldom be taken (maybe I know of some maps having issues and I don't want to report them for fear them being removed from download list; just saying).

    Going back in topic, in my opinion, I already said, the best way to promote TripleA would be through gaming videos, but they would need to be made by popular channels (1 million or more subscribers).


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    @redrum said in Marketing:

    @Zim-Xero Totally agree. Starting a thread or github issue for testing all the current maps with the current version would be very helpful. I'm sure many of our core users would be willing to each test a few maps.

    For example, one might wonder if until this bug is solved (I supposed by someone who likes and play that map), Great War should go out of main list:

    https://github.com/triplea-game/triplea/issues/1331

    In the moment in which you can't go in Corsica (if that is true; I've never even tried to play that map), then the map is broken.
    Having a "Broken" list would allow to kick "Great War" in there, and maybe tell in description that you can't reach "Corsica". Most likely, on the other hand, you don't want to remove "Great War" from main list, until the bug is solved, which may as well be like never, if you just wait for players of that map to fix it (as I think you should do: maps should be touched only by experienced players of them, in my opinion, since anyway no skills are required, but to learn how to do it).

    By the way, that is the same problem that NWO had with Baleares (bad map making), and that I solved myself and veqryn updated (I just did it because I got tired of over 1 year of people complaining in lobby about that, despite the fact that I hate NWO; veqryn didn't want to do it himself either, on the totally agreeable basis of waiting for the players of that map to provide the fix, which never happened). This is another example of a map that should have been put in a "Broken" section, in my opinion.

    Rogue77-NL created this issue in triplea-game/triplea

    closed Great War - two bugs in map #1331


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    @Cernel I think that might be a bit excessive. Just because a game might have a connection missing or something minor, doesn't mean it should go into a broken category. Otherwise that's where all our maps would be.

    That wouldn't exactly help the image or development of the community either.


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    @Hepps said in Marketing:

    @Cernel I think that might be a bit excessive. Just because a game might have a connection missing or something minor, doesn't mean it should go into a broken category. Otherwise that's where all our maps would be.

    That wouldn't exactly help the image or development of the community either.

    Right, and since we would be even disputing over what should or should not be "Broken" (if you can't access 1 territory in a map, the map is surely broken, in my opinion), now you see that not even having a "Broken" section makes very unlikely to assure "to remove maps with bugs or need updates off of the main download list", as it was said.
    The consequence is either that all the partially broken maps stay there and are not even flagged as "Broken" or that you remove from download list maps that would be cool to still have, even if partially broken.
    On the basis of what said by @Zim-Xero ("remove maps with bugs or need updates off of the main download list"), taking it literally, we should have totally removed World At War from download list, before version 2, by the way, as well as New World Order, before I corrected the Baleares bug (same thing as the Corsica reported for Great War).


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    Or maybe @Zim-Xero meant only all the maps that will give you a critical error message pop-up any time during the game?
    Well, in this case, I'm not aware of any, currently, and I guess they should be very few, if any, and rarely to be encountered by anyone new to the game, if ever.
    Still, in this case, we would have ended up removing World At War before version 2 (probably not a good move), as that was giving critical errors for case sensitive systems, for example.


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    @Cernel I understand what you are getting at though I don't really want a 'broken' category. I think most people think of that game being unplayable like it won't launch or major features clearly don't work or it crashes. If any of those are true then I'd prefer to either immediately fix it or remove the map from the list (it can still stay as a github repo for someone to eventually fix). Anything less severe such as missing/broken connections, images, or notes should be fixed and just influences which category a map is in.


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    @redrum i have a minor ? If the thread is about marketing TripleA do we need to talk about broken maps? What we should be talking about is how to get the 68000 i removed back here. Just a simple pt


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    @prastle Guess depends if you are a glass half full or half empty person 🙂

    I do agree that figuring out how to attract previous users and new users is the focus. But if folks want to help review map functionality and fix errors that's great as well.


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    @redrum @hepps almost done the 50 a day source forge list.

    Can we come up with a mass email for the donation drive and maybe add @Hepps thermometer to it! What ideas are out there to promote search engines to find us? @RoiEX


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    @LaFayette and @redrum

    I would also like to add the idea again that the free ladder site has 13 million users. We can easily make the league/ladders public if someone wants to help me out with fleshing out the free web pages they give us. To explain whom we are etc. They give us a lot of flexibility there. Also to repeat we can have as many ladders as we want it just requires admins for each. Just my 2 cents up to u guys.