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Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2010.08.24 01:19:00 - [61]
 

Originally by: Ascuris Wurm
And I can just imagine what goes through the minds of beauties paid to stand by booths at gaming conventions...

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this is the last time I do a favor for a friend
never again...I'm definitely going back to college
ohnoes, not this guy again
he smells like 3day old fried chicken
looks like a chicken 2 lol!
please go away! i'll give him another tshirt. he should put it on, like, right now and then go play in traffic
no, that's all we have... and please stop staring at my chest
these ppl creep me out
almost forgot, smile and wave!
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Kind of like what goes on in the mind of a stripper or pole dancer who hates men.



Beor0d
Minmatar
Krupp-Stahl
Initiative Mercenaries
Posted - 2010.08.24 04:11:00 - [62]
 

Originally by: Tamarant
Edited by: Tamarant on 21/08/2010 20:22:51
http://dl.eve-files.com/media/corp/RedRose/DSC00151.JPG
http://dl.eve-files.com/media/corp/RedRose/DSC00152.JPG

Pictures of their booth Laughing


Even smaller than last year :(

Was there atleast one of the drunken GM's like last year?

Coldman Strangelove
Caldari
Woopatang
Primary.
Posted - 2010.08.24 06:25:00 - [63]
 

I remember the one that they did for comic-con New York back a few years ago. Booth was bigger along with screen setup to play "this is eve" music video nonstop. They also had stations set up to try out eve on the test server. Sadly it's kinda hard to get the feeling of eve that. Moreover they even had a panel for it but it was at dead ass 0800 on a Sunday morning. Most people in New York around that time are passout from a hangover or going to church.

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2010.08.24 06:43:00 - [64]
 

Originally by: CopyCatz
Edited by: CopyCatz on 21/08/2010 18:18:22
So yesterday I arrived at the Koelner messe for a 2 day stay at the gamescom convention. The first thing I did ofcourse was find the CCP booth in the MMO hall. I read reports about last years presentation, but still it was a shocker to me. A small table with an even smaller laptop (while everyone else is showing off their games on 17 inch alienware machines..). One CCP guy and a visitor hovering over the laptop making impossible for other people to see what they were doing. There was however a larger lcd screen showing the butterfly effect promo. But in general people just walked by, only the occasional "hmm whats that game about". In the back a small shady room where the meetings took place I guess. It made me feel part of some niche game where the incrowd rather doesn't have new people interested in the game. I didn't really feel the need to go talk to the CCP person (they don't look like they want to talk much anyway, plus there wasn't even anything being handed out), but I would like to make some suggestions for next year:

1. Get a bigger booth. Put a display in with ship models.
2. Get more and bigger screens and show gameplay on it!
3. Give out goodies for crying out loud. Even the weirdest korean publishers had dozens of people in front of their booth because good looking ladies were handing out t-shirts and other useless stuff. It's amazing to see what people do there to get an ugly lanyard.
4. Hire nice looking ladies!
5. Hand out t-shirts!
6. Announce something of interest at the convention. A few hundred meters away the Wow boot (about 30 times bigger) had a queue of about 300 people wanting to see a preview of some new expansion. Combine with #5 for maximum queueing.

Yes I am repeating myself but free stuff and girls seem to be the critical factors there to get attention for your products. There were some pretty horrible MMO games that had lots of people just hanging around for freebees.

Eve doesn't deserve this.
Maybe ccp figured out that these 'gamer conventions' are not the marketing pot of gold that the event organizer likes to spin them as? i.e. people who go to game conventions already know about your game or only go there to mob their favorite game and to drool at the booth girls they will never have a chance in hell of taking out.Smile

Phosphorus Palladium
Posted - 2010.08.24 06:48:00 - [65]
 

Originally by: Zeba
...drool at the booth girls they will never have a chance in hell of taking out.Smile


You got to be kidding. Booth girls are chronically underpaid and overstressed. They love to be comforted.
Of course it DOES help a tiny bit if you work at the booth and invite them to "stress relief" parties after work Rolling EyesTwisted Evil...

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2010.08.24 06:51:00 - [66]
 

Originally by: Phosphorus Palladium
Originally by: Zeba
...drool at the booth girls they will never have a chance in hell of taking out.Smile


You got to be kidding. Booth girls are chronically underpaid and overstressed. They love to be comforted.
Of course it DOES help a tiny bit if you work at the booth and invite them to "stress relief" parties after work Rolling EyesTwisted Evil...
Bah. Insider trading. Arrest him.. Mad

Brian Ballsack
Posted - 2010.08.24 11:33:00 - [67]
 

How is some slappers handing out t-shirts going to help CCP get more players interested ?

okst666
Posted - 2010.08.24 12:16:00 - [68]
 

visibility?

The more people run around in eve-online tshirts, the more people see the eve-online logo and might check out what eve-online could be and also might to try it out.

DeODokktor
Caldari
Dark Templars
The Fonz Presidium
Posted - 2010.08.24 12:33:00 - [69]
 

When your servers creek under the current player load then it's probably not a good idea to try and get a few thousand new users on within days..

For the servers to cope with more load they will need a redesign.. I mean, yea, right now it's no biggie, but if blobs double in size then the servers will not cope at all, and having nodes falling over with thousands of users will mean that everyone see's failings..

You could socially / design engineer blobs to be ineffective as numbers increase, I think superweapons were some step to this..

But yea, Dont give us 8,000 more users, cause the servers cant cope... CCP makes a good bit of money, they have a good product, just leave it the way it is.

minerboob
Gallente
Whiskey Loners
Whiskey Loners Alliance
Posted - 2010.08.24 12:55:00 - [70]
 

Ut oh... looks like someone at CCP got their ass fired (or at least a stern talking to) as more than one eye witness says their breath smelled of alcohol and they were not interested in talking. Laughing

Suggestion:
#1: Order 5000 crappy, crappy keychains and hand em out.
#2: Hire a pitch man (not professional)
#3: Show real PvP recaps from the alliance tourney

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2010.08.24 19:26:00 - [71]
 

Originally by: minerboob
#3: Show real PvP recaps from the alliance tourney
Not to quibble but isn't that sentence an oxymoron?

Kelban Kevar
Gallente
Evocations of Shadow
Eternal Evocations
Posted - 2010.08.24 22:33:00 - [72]
 

or ccp relized its a niche game.and no one beside the current player base really gives a damn bout the game....its the butt of all jokes on pretty much ever mmo out there

Pesky LaRue
Brotherhood Of Fallen Angels
Etherium Cartel
Posted - 2010.08.24 22:35:00 - [73]
 

Originally by: Kelban Kevar
or ccp relized its a niche game.and no one beside the current player base really gives a damn bout the game....its the butt of all jokes on pretty much ever mmo out there
boy, where to even start with this.

do you have any opinions that DIDN'T come straight out of your ass?


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