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Promotion on Social Media

Discussion in 'Promoting the Game' started by Pieter Boelen, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. fjx

    fjx . Promotion Storm Modder

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    LOL, same time posts.:facepalm
     
  2. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Of course not. You can just contribute where you can; perhaps mention the Hearts of Oak website on Polish sites or something. :shrug
     
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    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Twitter decided to completely change the layout of the profiles. See here: https://twitter.com/PiratesAhoy_
    Does this seem like an improvement to people?

    From my side, I'm not quite sold on it.
    Although I tried to "fix" the banner for this new display, I can't get it to display with proper clarity.
    And for some reason, there is no longer a background. :modding
     
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    Woah, that looks different. o_O

    I'm wondering how that top banner might look with just the HoO, NH and GOF logos and no text.
    Or something like the full PA! logo at the top, and the other three arranged in a horizontal line below it.

    On a related note, is it worth changing our Twitter tag from @PiratesAhoy_ to @PiratesAhoyCommunity (or @PA!Community)?
    That's more unique and better represents us, in my view.
    If we can't do this or it would mess something up, then ignore this idea.
     
  5. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Something similar to the header on our Facebook page here, then?
    https://www.facebook.com/PiratesAhoyCommunity

    "PiratesAhoyCommunity" is too long and I can only use use letters, numbers and '_'.
    I'm not too happy with the account name we've got either, but it was the best I could come up with at the time. :modding
     
  6. Pieter Boelen

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    I guess changing it would also mess up the URL for the account? Better to leave it as is, then.

    Yep, looks better to me. Still looks a tad blurry, though. Do you need to use a higher-res image, or won't it let you?
    Also, the portion of the banner that remains as you scroll down looks odd:
    PA_Twitter1.jpg
    Not sure how much you could do about that, though. :facepalm
     
  8. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Please have another look: https://twitter.com/PiratesAhoy_
    The picture I uploaded is now 1600x560 pixels, using all the full-size logos. See attached for the actual file.
    I get the impression that the quality is deliberately being reduced; it is even worse on Facebook. UGH! :sick

    It looks a bit different for me; not quite as bad, but indeed still odd.
    Must be due to the aspect ratio, I think.
     

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    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Just redid our Twitter profile description to incorporate #hashtags. Here's to hoping that'll make it a bit more visible as well.
     
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    #SoundsGoodToMe ;)
     
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    It took some doing, but we've got 300+ followers on our Twitter account now! :dance
     
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    So you guys don't mind if I share your videos, links and stuff to promote this game on facebook, my blog (tumblr), some forums and few other pages when I visit them? :p

    edit: oh, I noticed that you want that, so ignore this post ;)
     
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    go ahead tco you can use mine if you want
     
  17. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Yup, you'd be most welcome to! :cheers
     
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    Just a bit of an update, we now have 400 followers on Twitter! :woot
     
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    Have you guys considered putting this up on Steam Greenlight?
     
  20. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Thought about it, but decided against it for now. Need to be further in development.
    Also, unless I misunderstand, that is for commercial games, which we are not.
     
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