Would you referal for more? (in General)


Drama August 14 2009 12:55 AM EDT

What if the money earned on referals was higher, would people refers more new players to come in and stay?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 14 2009 12:57 AM EDT

I've tried referring, and it wasn't for the money...

DoS [Demon Forging] August 14 2009 1:23 AM EDT

1mil isn't enough? o.O

(0.0) August 14 2009 6:47 AM EDT

Getting referrals is harder than you think.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 14 2009 6:49 AM EDT

The money isn't the problem. It is the referral system that doesn't work. I have tried to refer 4 people so far and it only worked for 1 of them.

Demigod August 14 2009 7:32 AM EDT

I don't think it's a money issue, either. It's just not easy to get many people interested in a niche game. Most people want graphics.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 7:46 AM EDT

It just hard to find places where you won't be shot because you posted a ref. link. I tried several times. Some game directories also refused the link when I submitted it.

Flamey August 14 2009 7:47 AM EDT

I thought most forums were chillaxed if you gave the regular link and then gave a referral link without hiding it.

cube.the August 14 2009 9:44 AM EDT

I have to agree with Demigod. I would refer more if I knew that my referrals would actually play the game.

QBOddBird August 14 2009 10:40 AM EDT

flamey - in my experience, most other games/forums have a huge problem with advertising other games in their space.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 10:47 AM EDT

In relation to OB's post:

That was my experience, at least. Even in signatures, which is the best way to get a ref link advertised. I wish the internet in general would realize that this kind of link is everywhere anyway, and absolutely necessary in some cases to shed light on obscure but interesting sites. Heck, I discovered CB that way, as well as many hilarious comedy pages.

I understand that it's easy for someone to spam links everywhere when they are permitted, but a quick ban/moderation action of choice resolves this. Or limiting them to signatures for the best results while encouraging the exchange of traffic. This is Web 2.0 after all, and we are not driving on a one way street.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 14 2009 12:28 PM EDT

"I thought most forums were chillaxed if you gave the regular link and then gave a referral link without hiding it."

I posted just a referral link on 3 sites. 2 of them left it up, the other took it down because it doesn't allow any game posting like I did. The problem is only about 1/3 or 1/4 of the clicks actually tried the game out, and none of them stayed, none of them. Out of the eight people who saw my little paragraph about the game and clicked the link the longest one stayed for a week or two. I find this the hardest thing about referrals.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] August 14 2009 12:33 PM EDT

fix the tutorial and I might think it was worth spending time getting referrals

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 1:13 PM EDT

We could also set up a list of link friendly sites? Would that help?

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 1:17 PM EDT

I have a long standing offer to give a free supporter item to anyone who gets 5 people to become supporters

Zenai August 14 2009 2:26 PM EDT

Not to pull Semantics NS but I have done that a few times already. Not through referral but I still did this none-the-less. :P

(0.0) August 14 2009 2:33 PM EDT

NS, Alienfb has referred 16 supporters.

http://www.carnageblender.com/directory/refer-active.tcl?user_id=1058

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 2:41 PM EDT

He scored big by posting his link in a game directory. Game Ogre it is, IIRC.

Godpanda August 14 2009 2:42 PM EDT

When the tutorial is FIXED, I'll try again.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] August 14 2009 2:43 PM EDT

lol SK he has fatality as referal, not the best one to have...

(0.0) August 14 2009 2:52 PM EDT

How do you add a game to a game directory?

QBOddBird August 14 2009 2:54 PM EDT

I think that would be super helpful, Beartato. If we knew which sites would allow us to refer - and I'm sure there are a number out there - then perhaps we'd have more luck with getting people into CB.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 2:54 PM EDT

You submit it to them either via an automatic form, or you email the webmaster, depends on the site. Either way, I've never been able to link CB anywhere. And I tried several sites. Maybe I'm not very good at making that kind of demand though, so others could have more success.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 3:07 PM EDT

Carnage already has 3 myspace pages. I'm thinking we should find out who got those running, and either use one of them to "make friends" (Preferably people belonging to a gamer group of some sort, as to not be seen as spamming. After reading their TOS, this does not seems to pose a problem.) or create a new one. WoW has a page, with plenty of links to them, so we can do the exact same, right?

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 3:09 PM EDT

> Not to pull Semantics NS but I have done that a few times already. Not through referral but I still did this none-the-less. :P

Since I started posting the offer? Sweet! Just let me know who, and what item you want.

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 3:10 PM EDT

> NS, Alienfb has referred 16 supporters

He has the most profitable supporter link ever.. however, he hasn't logged in in 3 years :(

(0.0) August 14 2009 3:11 PM EDT

well, if he doesn't want his items, I'll take em for him. :)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 3:11 PM EDT

Also, Changemonth data could be Twittered.

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 3:12 PM EDT

> He scored big by posting his link in a game directory. Game Ogre it is, IIRC.

Most of them came from this link:
http://www.gameogre.com/reviewdirectory/reviews/Carnage_Blender_2.php

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 3:12 PM EDT

Bingo! :)

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 3:13 PM EDT

> When the tutorial is FIXED, I'll try again.

You have to be a little more specific than that. Everyone claims that it's broken, but without more data to go on, I can't fix anything.

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 3:14 PM EDT

> WoW has a page, with plenty of links to them, so we can do the exact same, right?

I don't see why not.

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 3:14 PM EDT

> Also, Changemonth data could be Twittered.

How?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 3:19 PM EDT

"I don't see why not."

Me neither. There's three major sites on which we could have a page. The pages could be managed by one or more members of CB, and we could vote for who we want those people to be.

We are currently not taking advantage of a page/account on:

Myspace, Twitter, Facebook. I mean, what? There is an immense potential there. FB an Space have one set up, but they're basically barren and almost friendless. There are probably some other places we can go, and we could even comb Alexa to find them.

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 3:21 PM EDT

I nominate you, Bear, to go and do all of those things :)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 3:23 PM EDT

Hah, I can try.

AdminNightStrike August 14 2009 3:25 PM EDT

http://www.99onlinegames.com/linksgames.php
http://www.fungamelinks.com/
http://www.gamelinks.com/sites.php

etc

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 3:28 PM EDT

I'm going to start by setting up an Email address I can link to all the CB accounts on different sites. Maybe I can then share the account info to the admins or something, so the whole thing does not sit entirely on my shoulders.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 14 2009 3:41 PM EDT

Is the image applied to the log on screen usable as a myspace profile picture?

AdminNightStrike August 16 2009 1:11 PM EDT

I don't see why not. I could be wrong, though :)

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] August 16 2009 1:40 PM EDT

"> When the tutorial is FIXED, I'll try again."

I share this sentiment. The few people I got started playing this game got very upset and annoyed with the tutorial and quit. It should just be redone and have it just have it tell people to read the wiki and ask questions in the forum and on chat. People don't like to be told what to do over and over again (ie train dex, hire minions, ect.) esp when it glitches and keeps telling them to do it again when they have already done it.
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