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Sveldt
Posted - 2005.09.28 21:33:00 - [1]
 

I thought this was pretty cool. This is the first time I'd ever seen EvE advertised during my daily web-travels.

http://www.eve-files.com/media/09/PennyArcadeEve.bmp

Dimitri Forgroth
Infortunatus Eventus
Cruel Intentions
Posted - 2005.09.28 21:34:00 - [2]
 

Now they just need that eve never fades trailer on TV. ugh

Tekka
Caldari
Sneaky Beaver
Posted - 2005.09.28 21:42:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Dimitri Forgroth
Now they just need that eve never fades trailer on TV. ugh


The servers could not handle that ATM Surprised

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.09.28 21:54:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Sveldt
I thought this was pretty cool. This is the first time I'd ever seen EvE advertised during my daily web-travels.

http://www.eve-files.com/media/09/PennyArcadeEve.bmp


OMG you should be shot for putting a BMP on EVE-Files.

Zeb Carter
Peanut Factory
Good Sax
Posted - 2005.09.28 22:13:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Zeb Carter on 28/09/2005 22:13:10
As an active lurker of the Penny Arcade forums and avid Penny Arcade fan, I can tell you that Eve has been advertised there for several months, possibly even as far back as pre-exodus.

They also have a somewhat nicer looking sidebar advertisement that runs on the main page occasionally.

Additionally, there is an active Penny Arcade corp within Eve known as "The Merch" and if you have access to the Penny Arcade forums there are several large Eve threads there which make an interesting read if you like to hear about what nubs think of Eve and the learning experience it entails.

EDIT: Also - Penny Arcade 4tw!

Jerioca
Amarr
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
Privateer Alliance
Posted - 2005.09.28 22:19:00 - [6]
 

www.mmorpg.com has been running the same advert for ages as well.

Magnum III
Journey On Squad
Posted - 2005.09.28 23:41:00 - [7]
 

That penny arcade is the one advertising EVE not CCP.

Websites advertise stuff all the time to make a few dimes and that's about it too.

If someone clicks the link on penny arcade and eventually join EVE then penny arcade probably get a couple bucks from CCP.

It's called an Affiliate program.

infused
Posted - 2005.09.28 23:43:00 - [8]
 

bmp, what are you smoking sir?

Sveldt
Posted - 2005.09.28 23:49:00 - [9]
 

I wasn't concerned, at all, about the file type. Get over it =P

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.09.28 23:52:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Dark Shikari on 28/09/2005 23:52:32
Originally by: Sveldt
I wasn't concerned, at all, about the file type. Get over it =P


Dude, EVE-Files is starved for bandwidth. Posting a 1 megabyte BMP file on the general discussion is just stupid. That file alone probably will halve our download speeds until this thread drops off the front page.

If you're going to post giant images because you're too lazy to compress them, use ImageShack.

(EVE-Files should really put a block on .BMP files)

Demarcus
Killjoy.
Posted - 2005.09.29 00:12:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Magnum III
That penny arcade is the one advertising EVE not CCP.

Websites advertise stuff all the time to make a few dimes and that's about it too.

If someone clicks the link on penny arcade and eventually join EVE then penny arcade probably get a couple bucks from CCP.

It's called an Affiliate program.

CCP would be paying Penny Arcade a few cents per click, that is how affiliates work.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2005.09.29 00:44:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Istvaan Shogaatsu on 29/09/2005 00:44:02
I'm gonna see what I can do about some advertising of my own.

I discovered an interesting phenomenon regarding the website www.fark.com - chiefly, that it is regularly trawled by reporters from CNN and the BBC's tech sections. Any time something major relating to computer gaming or the internet appears on Fark, it's very likely to be picked up by CNN or BBC the next day. I figure if I can get an article about my corp's heist on Fark, it'll stand a decent chance of getting to a major news outlet.

Let's see what I can do about making that '20k users' thing a reality ;)

Magnum III
Journey On Squad
Posted - 2005.09.29 00:44:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Magnum III on 29/09/2005 00:46:14
Originally by: Demarcus
Originally by: Magnum III
That penny arcade is the one advertising EVE not CCP.

Websites advertise stuff all the time to make a few dimes and that's about it too.

If someone clicks the link on penny arcade and eventually join EVE then penny arcade probably get a couple bucks from CCP.

It's called an Affiliate program.

CCP would be paying Penny Arcade a few cents per click, that is how affiliates work.


Isn't that called Adsence? :) But I'm sure at least what I was talking about is ONE type of Affiliate program though.

Then there is Pay per click.

Anyways it was someware on this website, you know the picture of the two hands shaking?

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.09.29 00:45:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Edited by: Istvaan Shogaatsu on 29/09/2005 00:44:02
I'm gonna see what I can do about some advertising of my own.

I discovered an interesting phenomenon regarding the website www.fark.com - chiefly, that it is regularly trawled by reporters from CNN and the BBC's tech sections. Any time something major relating to computer gaming or the internet appears on Fark, it's very likely to be picked up by CNN or BBC the next day. I figure if I can get an article about my corp's heist on Fark, it'll stand a decent chance of getting to a major news outlet.

Let's see what I can do about making that '20k users' thing a reality ;)

Getting that kind of thing posted to fark would be very, very hard.

Its just not the kind of news that usually comes up... though with a good headline you might get it posted.

You'd basically have to have a funny/witty headline, thats your only real chance over there.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2005.09.29 00:53:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Istvaan Shogaatsu on 29/09/2005 00:54:23
The WoW plague made it to fark, I'm sure this stands a solid chance.

p.s. Shikari, check in-game.

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2005.09.29 07:49:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Dark Shikari
Edited by: Dark Shikari on 28/09/2005 23:52:32
Originally by: Sveldt
I wasn't concerned, at all, about the file type. Get over it =P


Dude, EVE-Files is starved for bandwidth. Posting a 1 megabyte BMP file on the general discussion is just stupid. That file alone probably will halve our download speeds until this thread drops off the front page.

If you're going to post giant images because you're too lazy to compress them, use ImageShack.

(EVE-Files should really put a block on .BMP files)
Me <3 BMP's hehe =)
BMP's 4tw!!!... err wtf am I saying Neutral

31i73
E X O D U S
Imperial Republic Of the North
Posted - 2005.09.29 10:52:00 - [17]
 

What I can't understand, is why would EVE be advertising? It can not even handle the current player amount :(

Archa
Caldari
Bushwhackers
Rough Necks
Posted - 2005.09.29 14:52:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: 31i73
What I can't understand, is why would EVE be advertising? It can not even handle the current player amount :(


go to 0 sec, its really quiet and lagless there.
unless you get 100 people in a system....

31i73
E X O D U S
Imperial Republic Of the North
Posted - 2005.09.29 16:25:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Archa
Originally by: 31i73
What I can't understand, is why would EVE be advertising? It can not even handle the current player amount :(


go to 0 sec, its really quiet and lagless there.
unless you get 100 people in a system....



It doesn't matter what I do or not. Read the dev blog:

http://myeve.eve-online.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&bid=275

EVE Can't handle the current player amount, It's a fact. Now why would they PAY to get even more server load?

Kyguard
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.09.29 16:33:00 - [20]
 

More players = more money so if there are 100k users ideally they will be able to upgrade the hardware after 10 years of collecting and saving subscriptionsLaughing

31i73
E X O D U S
Imperial Republic Of the North
Posted - 2005.09.29 17:30:00 - [21]
 

actually I think it's more like "more SUBSCRIPTIONS = more RL isks" Those trials aren't going to change into paying accounts, if the game doesn't work. Ok, maybe I'm too naive, and hope that they would try to keep server capacity on par with player amounts. Ofc, they would like to have ONE MILLOIN DOLLA.. uh I mean players, even if the servers could handle only 10k players at once like they do now. (So that everyone could still play) But ranting about it makes me feel better. Everyone has the rigth of my opinion.

Siri Danae
Gallente
Xone Trading Corp.
Posted - 2005.09.29 17:34:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Edited by: Istvaan Shogaatsu on 29/09/2005 00:54:23
The WoW plague made it to fark, I'm sure this stands a solid chance.

p.s. Shikari, check in-game.


I check fark regularly. You'll get into the que for totalfark, but never make the mainpage.

Unless you wipe out NAGA. Then maybe.

PS: When you do, can I get a t2 bpo for the idea?


 

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