Recruiting Tourney Contest? Anybody interested? (in Contests)

mexitl September 13 2009 5:21 PM EDT

So this game, obviously, rocks. It also seems like there should be a lot more people playing. And, finally, it seems like the best way for more people to join is for us to get off our butts and go do some recruiting!

I'd like to propose a contest of sorts, where each person who wants to participate would throw $100k into a kitty, and whoever pulls in the most new recruits in a certain span of time (using their referral link as the way of tracking new players) wins all of the cash.

If there's enough interest, maybe split the prize money between the top 3 spots.

What do you think? Any suggestions or changes that you think would make it a better contest?

mexitl September 13 2009 8:22 PM EDT

Cool, so ... nobody then?

Bummer. I thought this would be a good way to fight the decay.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 13 2009 8:27 PM EDT

I think it's just a matter of no one having any idea how to promote the game. There already is a reward up for outstanding recruiting. (IIRC, Nightstrike offered this, and the offer is still up.)

There have been many threads in the past few years discussing this, and like I said, while people want to promote CB, nobody really has a clue how to do it, or lack the time/skills to do it.

lostling September 13 2009 8:41 PM EDT

The best way is normally exchange ads with similar games...

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 13 2009 8:44 PM EDT

That requires the management to strike a deal with other websites, right? Or a paid ad campaign. Not something easily done by mere players.

DoS September 13 2009 8:48 PM EDT

I should post fliers at my college. xD

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] September 13 2009 8:49 PM EDT

We could also make threads under specific titles likely to be searched on google.

Ex. Games better than Wow.

mexitl September 13 2009 8:50 PM EDT

I think I can get 5 new players to join in a week, just by sending an email link to friends. If there are 20 other people who think they can do the same, that's 100 new players in a week.

That's pretty effective, given the current rate of people joining.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 13 2009 8:50 PM EDT

Thing is, that would encourage a lot of spamming in the forums :P

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] September 13 2009 8:53 PM EDT

The forums get spammed with oddly named threads anyways. Finally they can have a purpose.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- September 13 2009 9:00 PM EDT

It's not about how many people you can get to sign up, it's about how many people sign up... get passed the hideous tutorial, and then how many choose to stay after that. Even more, how many choose to stay after their first PG warning in chat...

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 13 2009 9:00 PM EDT

Make a new forum thread category named "Google Bait"!

lostling September 13 2009 9:03 PM EDT

Lol... First the tut will have to be fixed... Or better yet... Just delete the damn thing... Players are better off learning from other players

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] September 13 2009 9:03 PM EDT

+2 Ash

mexitl September 13 2009 10:26 PM EDT

Jir, that may be true, but the number that stick around is at least partially a function of how many show up in the first place.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] September 13 2009 10:31 PM EDT

As far as I can recall, CB actually had a pretty good return on advertisements placed on other websites - the problem was always retention.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] September 13 2009 11:48 PM EDT

Yeah I have stopped trying to get people to join the game until the tutorial has been fixed. Its a killer. :(
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