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  • Tvistor
    Tvistor Member Posts: 2,900 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Could just make the ad a snippet of CainRage and see how many people click out of curiosity.
    JulesTrillianaDaslin
  • Jules
    Jules Member Posts: 2,169 @ - Epic Achaean

    Haha, I do think you could do something with people's rage snippets, actually, and all of the e-peen measuring that's gone on over the years?  Just consider the forums like a gold-mine of ad material...

     

     

    Sylvance
  • Blujixapug
    Blujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Iocun said:
    Blujixapug said some very interesting things.
    Yeah, I think one of the biggest challenges is setting it apart from all those "fun for about two hours" games. Yet, just calling it "addictive" or similar just makes it sound even more like those.

    I like your slogans there. Perhaps most so the second, because it tells us that we're actually talking about an RPG, while the first and third make it sound more like a city-building strategy game.

    Perhaps a touch of the second of these slogans, but with more emphasis on the fact that those things are actually totally different ways of playing the game (respectively goals), and not just "classes".

    "Grow into a feared fighter, wealthy merchant, emperor of a whole state. Or remain insignificant."

    Hrm, perhaps a bit long.

    "Grow powerful, respected, feared. Or don't."

    "Will you be a peaceful philosopher? Skilled assassin? Simple peasant?."
    "Thief? Bodyguard? Dictator of a player city? Your choice."
    "Rich merchant? Street artist? Experienced hunter? Tough warrior?."
    Yeah, I specifically wanted to focus on the things Achaea does that MMOs don't. Achaea's political scene is fairly unique - to be honest I haven't played many MMOs, but while I know EVE, WoW, and others have guilds, and Tera does some interesting things with guilds, I don't believe they have player cities/orgs with governments or political process similar to Achaea. EVE has "politics", but from the stories I've read it's more like hacking other guilds' forums to read their PMs, marketing yourself on SomethingAwful/reddit, or defrauding people of isk through elaborate shenanigans, than electoral campaigning.

    Marketing Achaea as WoW - as a MMORPG - seems futile, as I suspect most people would only be interested because they assumed it was graphical, and only maintain interest until they discovered it wasn't.
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    Delphinus
  • Nellaundra
    Nellaundra Member Posts: 1,556 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    More addicting than TvTropes will ever hope to be.
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    XerKyrra
  • Tahquil
    Tahquil Member Posts: 4,536 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited January 2013
    Achaea, where being slimy is just a part of life.

    When words are not enough, use more words.

    Old school MUDDing at its half-frog, half-man best.



  • Woong
    Woong Member Posts: 14 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Just do a scroll of Tanris getting a ridiculous killstreak on deathsight, and then the following:

    "A text game so good, even blind people play it."
    TexelTharvis
  • Wysteria
    Wysteria Member Posts: 1,826 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I would play if I saw the gag copy, tbh.
    "Faded away like the stars in the morning,
     Losing their light in the glorious sun,
     Thus would we pass from this earth and its toiling,
     Only remembered for what we have done."

    TvistorBlujixapugBeya
  • Nim
    Nim Member Posts: 2,015 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    "A text game that even frogmen play!"

    "More half-naked sirens than an art gallery."

    Also, I want to write something about literally turning into a dragon, and teaming up with a group of other dragons to take down an even bigger dragon, but I just can't make it short enough. D:

    More seriously (though, I think humor in advertising is a good thing!), I think it'd be better (more accurate?) to compare it to D&D or pen and paper than to WoW or other MMOs. Like D&D, the experience you get can vary an awful lot; you can play it for the combat, for the roleplaying, for the epic stories, to explore worlds that aren't your own, or to just engage in ridiculous shenanigans. In fact, I still say it should just have multiple messages in corny 90s style GIF ad fashion, and just go through all the cool things you can do!

    If you really wanted to describe it in one short slogan, maybe something like "Play it your way, live it ours" or "You bring the adventurer, we'll bring the adventure," or maybe "A whole world of adventure; really, a whole world."

    LyrKyrra
  • Adet
    Adet Member Posts: 273 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    "System requirements: monitor, keyboard""

    "The greatest story ever written: come join in!"

    "Seeing is believing; writing is creating"

    "Write your own destiny!"

    "To err is human; to zap, divine"
    (Or, "To err is human; to destroy with lightning, frog")

    I've focussed more on the fact that it's text-based.  I don't think there's much point in dragging people in with expectations of amazing particle effects et cetera.

    That said...

    "Graphics options: 12pt, Courier New"

    "Anti-aliasing: for the smoothest characters you've ever seen!" 
    (See what I did there?)

    "Fireworks: the best particle effects you'll ever read."
    Ognog
  • Iocun
    Iocun Member Posts: 3,689 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Adet said:
    "System requirements: monitor, keyboard""
    I'd like to see you run a mud client on only that!
    TvistorMaethros
  • Hegua
    Hegua Member Posts: 160 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    "As many ways to live as to die."
  • Halios
    Halios Member Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Stop watching Bilbo: Slay your own dragons... Or become one.
    Lodi
  • Adet
    Adet Member Posts: 273 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Iocun said:
    Adet said:
    "System requirements: monitor, keyboard""
    I'd like to see you run a mud client on only that!
    True...

    "High-quality gaming on your Raspberry Pi - why not?"
  • Akia
    Akia phoenix, azMember Posts: 180 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    The only place where blind people will kick your ass, join now!

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    Asmodron
  • Cooper
    Cooper Member Posts: 5,743 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited January 2013
    Destroy your enemies, p.s. fuck you Aardwolf

    The best part about this thread is that we were given free reign to say fuck since Sarapis used it. He's an asshat.

    Only YOU can prevent asshats, join Achaea now!

    We want you...to become a Dragon! Devour your enemies whole!

    TvistorAktillumSylvanceLodi
  • Aktillum
    Aktillum PhilippinesMember Posts: 1,368 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It'd help to know where these ads are going. Are these just going to replace the TMS ads or are these going on MMO sites?

  • Sylvance
    Sylvance Member Posts: 1,477 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited January 2013

    "Look at your MUD, now look at mine."
    "The MUD your MUD wants to be when it grows up."
    "Chuck Norris once played Achaea... and lost."
    "Can you beat Penwize to level 150?"
    "One epic tale. Unlimited stories."
    "Change a world with words."
    "One click. One thousand memories."
    Tvistor: If that was a troll, it was masterful.
    I take my hat off to you.
  • Aktillum
    Aktillum PhilippinesMember Posts: 1,368 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    One that emphasizes the polytheistic flavor. "Worship Gods and be strengthened by Their favour". Or sometin.

    Lodi
  • Beya
    Beya Member Posts: 353 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    "One, continuous story that has been playing out since 1997 - where the players choose their fate."
    "Trust in me, Universe, I will deliver / the promise that no-one shall ever / set their mind to games or play / for Serious Order is the way. I will not rest until it is done; / rules will be made for everyone. / They will know Order and its graces - and just like me, all shall be Greyfaces." - The Heroes of Sapience, Act 5, Greyface.
    Alyssea
  • Mizik
    Mizik Member Posts: 2,246 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Will think up some gold when I get home. This is my jam.
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  • Saibel
    Saibel ChicagoMember Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Where imagination comes to life

    A dangerous world of politics and bloodshed

    We have poker with a side of role-play!

    A world where the story never ends...


    I can't think of many.
    Dragonknight tells you, "SAIBEL SAIBEL BO BAIBEL FE FI FO FABLE."
  • Triak
    Triak Member Posts: 594 @ - Epic Achaean
    Forge your own destiny in a player controlled world.
    SylvanceSaibelBeya
  • Averi
    Averi Member Posts: 555 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean

    "Can't sleep? This game will definitely NOT help."

     

    I don't know.. I'll think of more later

    Commission List: Aesi, Kenway, Shimi, Kythra, Trey, Sholen .... 5/5 CLOSED
    I will not draw them in the order that they are requested... rather in the order that I get inspiration/artist block.
    BeyaLodiTrilliana
  • Sylvance
    Sylvance Member Posts: 1,477 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited January 2013
    Cooper said:
    Destroy your enemies, p.s. fuck you Aardwolf

    The best part about this thread is that we were given free reign to say fuck since Sarapis used it. He's an asshat.

    Only YOU can prevent asshats, join Achaea now!

    We want you...to become a Dragon! Devour your enemies whole!
    @Cooper: We could play on the whole homophones debate, changing your last to:

    "We want you too! Become a Dragon! Devour your enemy's hole!"
    Tvistor: If that was a troll, it was masterful.
    I take my hat off to you.
    Lodi
  • Cooper
    Cooper Member Posts: 5,743 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    no.

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