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How to attract more people to Sleuth?
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Huglover
Huglover
Old Shoe

Sep-11-2008 06:07

If we could name one simple thing to do in Sleuth Noir, to attract more people to start playing or continue playing Sleuht Noir, what would that be?
I am asking here for things that hopefully would be little effort - much gain. Also, because I guess it would be easier to ask Ben for small-effort things, rather than big-effort things.....
And, I really want us to start growing again. Growing in numbers, growing in happiness and fun. Hopefully making more people feel included in the community.
Where do we put the focus?

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Sophie4
Sophie4
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods

Sep-13-2008 15:35

Ani isn't old. I haven't seen her use the words doo-hicky or thing-a-majig when talking techie. In fact I'd hazard to guess she's used some other rather colorful language when refering to her PC.

Oops, gotta go my whatchmacallit is discombobulated from the whozits.
;-)

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Sep-13-2008 15:45

I have only one thing to say to you, Soph....


Huh??? ;-D

*thumps cane*

*wink*

Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Sep-13-2008 16:26

All I can say, Sophie, is what the heck is a PC? And techie, who's he?

Now, is far as the broken whozits, all you have to do is move it around until the framdingulator clicks into place. Then you have to lift it a bit untl the whatchamacallit hooks on to the thingamabob.

You young-un's today, you'd probably just go buy a new one!

Now, where were we again? Oh, yeah! Ideas to attract new players! Next?

Honey Op
Honey Op
Nomad

Sep-13-2008 19:33

What type of glitches are on the AVL site? I've never encountered any.

Also one of the best ways to attract, or maybe keep newcomers, is to change the tone of the message boards. Gone are the days of general comarderie to these days of nearly nasty exchanges. And while some people are snappy and funny...(Sophie and Anikka) Some people can be really negative, and not just with each other on personal issues but about the game in general. I'm not sure if I read some of the messages now days on the boards and was still fresh here that I would feel really compeled to subscribe and become active.

Which brings me to a second point, a lot of people I've talked to who've drifted away or never took to sleuth it was mainly due to the message boards. We are all responsible for these boards and the content because we are the providers and monitors of it. This includes me who has previously been ignoring the boards and just talking within my group or agency.

What makes sleuth great, and what initially drew me in, was the game play and the people. I would hope that we could once again be the type of community that inticed people again and in spite of any squabbling.

And before I get bashed for not posting, keeping up, et cetera...I would like everyone to know that I am now sticking my foot in and owning up to the fact that not doing anything isn't helping either.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Sep-13-2008 23:21

Have you been there Honey? take a look in commisioners office. There is a match ther since Marched that states waiting for start. Biggie stated herself that the site is dead and is just there for matches, I took it and and ran with it, what did I do that was so wrong. I think the community appreciated what I have done. If you want to debate me on it, call my radio show



kasg52
kasg52
Old Shoe

Sep-14-2008 01:20

I agree with Ctown! He and his agency has done a great job at sponsoring and hosting differsnt types of AV tournaments! Ctown has put in a great deal of personal effort and I applaude him for it!!!

I'm sure the community will be focused on the positive because that's the only way to promote Sleuth and keep it growing. We all know that!! (Sometimes some silly people lose track of the "fun factor" Sleuth is meant for, and get a little off beat in their posts. All I can say is that I'm sorry for them cause they've missed the whole point of the game!)

Anyway, Good Job! Ctown!

kasg52
kasg52
Old Shoe

Sep-14-2008 01:48

I need to thank Huglover for bringing this whole subject up! To keep interest up in this game, we have to get it noticed!

I came across Sleuth a little over a yr. ago, by accident, in a search I made. If I had known there was a game like this, that required logic to this extent, I would have been here far sooner!!!

I would say, if there was a good way for making it easier for people like me to find it, it would really be a great thing! How one does that, is totally beyond me..... ?

If I have to sign into several review sites to help, and give testimonials or..... ? I would ,and will do it in a heart beat! If I can help in any way, I'll do what I can, absolutly!

How does one make Sleuth easier to find in a search? How does one establish rave reviews, that are easy to find? And make it prominant .... ???!

Just doing a little brain storming here, cause I really think we need to find a way to bring it "front and center" to the people who would be interested and feel awful that they hadn't found it sooner!

I'll keep thinking myself, and hopfully many of you will as well!

Mitstux
Mitstux
Well-Connected

Sep-14-2008 04:05

The only item in true colors that I have seen is that Crosage. All the others special items , from crown's key to Serges's knifeboots are all black and white (correct me if I am wrong) with the exception of AVH items of course.

Stormy day I meant all the colors not just purple.I would never want to wear a purple mysterious gentleman!!!!! Of course , if you have all the items colorized , you must also have a way to make them distinct ; so how about pitch black background for the "mundane" items , a gold aura for AVH items , a silver-cyan aura for the special items and a red aura for set items?

Stormy Day
Stormy Day
Well-Connected

Sep-14-2008 08:03

Ctown, you could NEVER do anything wrong Darling!! Your tournaments are great, keep up the good work. But just stop giving dates out as prizes. You belong to Stormy Day and I am not going to let anyone forget it. ;-)

As far as the message boards, I would hope that a lively debate on the topics would not put off new comers, but let them know that they are welcome to post comments and offer suggestions. I think anyone who is taking the time to post an idea about keeping sleuth lively and generating more ideas is not putting it down. But loves the game and wants more, more, more!! And as I have proven, feel free to ask stupid questions like "does someone want everything to be PURPLE".

Of course, the personal bickering and airing of dirty laundry would be a welcome change. But even though some of us request it and ask that a PM be sent, others like to put it on the message boards so they can get attention. That is a big problem which I hope goes away and I can see that definitely putting off a newer player from talking on the message board.

It is sad that Honey Op had to post about getting bashed for just writing her opinion as I am sure will happen to me as well. But do it in a PM if ya have the guts, My Dear.

It is true that we should moderate ourselves, but sometimes you respond even when you shouldn't which I am guilty of myself. I think a change in moderators is needed. Change is not always a bad thing. And when an agent doesn't even bother to get a subscription and play the game, why should they be moderating the boards? There have been some definite leaders in the community who are active participants who could take up these positions. Ctown, Sophie, Huglover and many others.

New players, yes - those who have been around can be a little grumpy and bash each other, but don't let it put you off. Jump in and be a part of the community, it really is great. For every person who bashes you, there will be two to back you up!

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Sep-15-2008 13:34

First off, I would like to apologize if anything that I've posted or PMed came across as negative. It's been a very rough week and sometimes I get carried away with things. Again, if I offended anyone, I am truly sorry, those of you who know me, know that would never be my intent.

Back to the AVH tournaments, I do want to clarify that the contest that I run are not in any way, shape or form meant to be the "Official Arch Villain League" The Arch Viallian League was formed by Serges and Biggie and it will reamin the Arch Villain League. I am just putting things up manually as a way to give something to the community and keep things updated regularly. If people choose not th play in them due to whattever reason, that is their decision. Those that have played in them know that they are a good time and we will continue to put up matches.

If anyone wants to have a tournament hosted on my site, let me know and I'll see what I can do to arrange it. You can also all feel free to do your own tournament type things on your own site. The idea was not mine to begin with, I'm just picking up where things left off. Any questions about this feel free to ask me.

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