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Old 09-12-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Looking to Swell our Playerbase

The Realm of Draenor seeks new players for this realm.

We want some experienced players who don't
need an immortal around to hold their hand.

Everything is well documented in the help
system and any experienced mud player will
have no problems learning how to get around.
Just take the time and read the SIGN's and
look at everything, read notes, you'll be fine.
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Here are a few of the features to be found inside:

Over 50 Unique Areas made by our staff.
Unique races and classes never before seen!
100 Mortal Levels + Remorte ( Non-standard )
Nobility system + Noble Weapons + Noble Armor
Unique Housing Concept
Clans/Orders/Councils/Guilds/House of Lords<-- With lairs!
Spells and skills that will astound you!
3 Major Cities
2 Major Arena's With Prizes of Magic Weapons & Armor
Pets that can use items and can be spelled up!
Sweet Polymorphs! Lots of Animate spells!
Trail system and World Map
Active Forum Site for all Mud players and Admin alike.
PK or Non-Pk - Both are options and fun either way!
New magical weapon flags
Altered Enchant Weapon and Armor Spells
Great enhancing spells for all classes!
Runes of great power scattered all over the realm.
Rings of power are rumored to exist.
All manor of creatures from town bully's to Elder Dragon Lords.

*** New Things Under Construction ***

Jungles of Roth [Noble Only Area]
Turoth City [Within the Jungles of Roth]
Draenor City Arena [Noble Only Arena]

Firm restructuring of all damage/health tables.
Firm restructuring of all items/races/classes/monsters.
Firm restructuring of all spells/skills.
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Beware where you wander in this realm, life is not guraranteed.
Come and check us out, you'll be glad you did!

Telnet: aderon.zapto.org
Port: 23
Forums: Draenor
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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Re: Looking to Swell our Playerbase

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We want some experienced players who don't
need an immortal around to hold their hand.
Just a thought but if you're looking to recruit players you might do well not to begin with an insult. If I were a new player looking for a MUD, I'd take your attitude to be a sign to pass on by. Remember, service with a smile!
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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Re: Looking to Swell our Playerbase

That was not an insult in any way, sorry you took it that way.

But if you did then perhaps you were looking for an insult to be there?

It was worded the way it was so that people realised this is a realm
for EXPERIENCED players not people who are new players to the mud experience.

I am a very friendly easy going person who has done more for his players then you will ever know. I do not have the time
to hold the hands of people who need that sort of attention.
I am the only immortal in my realm and have enough on my
hands with building and coding to do such things.

Once again, if anyone takes it as an insult then I am sorry, it was NOT intended that way.

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Old 09-13-2007, 05:52 PM   #4
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It was worded the way it was so that people realised this is a realm
for EXPERIENCED players not people who are new players to the mud experience.
That's fine but you could have worded it differently and still achieved the same effect.

You wrote, "We want some experienced players who don't need an immortal around to hold their hand" when you could simply have said, "We want some experienced players who don't need an immortal around" and achieved the same purpose.

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Once again, if anyone takes it as an insult then I am sorry, it was NOT intended that way.
No problem. The internet is such a difficult means sometimes of expressing intent, or lack thereof, so sometimes it helps not to muddy the waters with phrases or words that could be misconstrued as meaning something they don't (something I know from personal experience, heh).

Take care,

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Old 09-14-2007, 12:48 AM   #5
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Re: Looking to Swell our Playerbase

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That was not an insult in any way, sorry you took it that way.

But if you did then perhaps you were looking for an insult to be there?
Strike 2.

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I am a very friendly easy going person who has done more for his players then you will ever know. I do not have the time
to hold the hands of people who need that sort of attention.
Strike 3.

I don't know what exactly what you are trying to say, but the way you are saying it is shockingly aggressive and presumptive.

I believe that was prof's advice. Marketing is about perceptions. While your motives behind the post may be pure, the way you say it often matters a lot more.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:40 AM   #6
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Re: Looking to Swell our Playerbase

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I believe that was prof's advice. Marketing is about perceptions. While your motives behind the post may be pure, the way you say it often matters a lot more.
Very much agree. MUD reputations (and marketing for them) are very, very fragile things - I think mostly because the community is just so oversaturated with them. All it takes is one thing that a prospective player doesn't like, and you can forget about them, they'll just go hunt through some of the other thousands of games out there. In fact, you're lucky if they give you 10 minutes of honest appraisal. I find myself talking about this on my MUD-related blog (see signature if you're interested) a lot, simply because when there's that much competition, every word is critical. Even misspelling a single word can make a huge difference, because people see that and instantly form a perception, that whoever wrote the ad doesn't care enough to make sure that everything is spelled correctly. Is it harsh and judgmental? Yes, a lot of the time. People don't do it to be shallow, but because there are just so many options out there, dropping 1% on the prospective player's internal test may be enough to get them to move on.
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