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General Forum => Game discussion => Topic started by: Nipal on 18:38:32 - 02/02/09

Title: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 18:38:32 - 02/02/09
Some players asked for voting links, so we compiled a small list of them. Since we refuse to do incentive
voting so please bear in mind that when you click on the following links you'll get NOTHING in return except our deepest thanks.
So here we go, vote for us if you think Estiah is better than the games listed on these sites  :laugh:

[Vote] (http://apexwebgaming.com/in/3506) on Apexwebgaming.com
[Vote] (http://www.mmorpg100.com/in.php?id=4178) on Mmorpg 100
[Vote] (http://www.directoryofgames.com/main.php?view=topgames&action=vote&v_tgame=1452) on Directoryofgames.com
[Vote] (http://www.rpg.sg/vote/443) on Rpg.sg
[Vote] (http://www.omgspider.com/in.php?game_id=232) on Omgspider.com
[Vote] (http://www.topwebgames.com/in.asp?id=6363) on Topwebgames.com
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Chronosz on 01:05:13 - 02/05/09
Done.

So what does this do? Just get the word out and get more people to join?
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 11:00:08 - 02/05/09
yeah chronosz. most of these game directories have a list of games sorted by "most voted". so if your game is
in top 5, it's like permanent free ads, that's very likely going to attract new players. but for this to work, other games
usually give out incentive voting features, like 10ap for one vote so players have to do it over and over again everyday.
we deem incentive votes to be annoying and affecting game balance so we don't do it. we're going to get near zero votes
if we don't give out anything. oh well, we just put up this list because other players asked in another thread.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 12:34:00 - 02/05/09
i voted on most of those link already. for free.

i like this game.

i mean i am sick and i only get up to check estiah!!!! :laugh:
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ossegu on 13:08:54 - 02/05/09
voted on all the sites. twice.  ;D

will do it everyday  :-* (as long as I remember it xD)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Srdja on 13:12:52 - 02/05/09
voted on all the sites. twice.  ;D

will do it everyday  :-* (as long as I remember it xD)

ditto
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Azharh on 13:22:37 - 02/05/09
Same thing here  :-*
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ugluk on 16:01:29 - 02/05/09
i voted on most of those link already. for free.

i like this game.

i mean i am sick and i only get up to check estiah!!!! :laugh:

Sweet!  You should get a laptop so you don't have to :)

I'll be voting daily!

Edit: I think MMORPG100 only allows one vote (or maybe it just hasn't been 24hrs yet) but Estiah just jumped from 156 yesterday to 126 today!  Keep up the good work folks!
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 17:45:43 - 02/05/09
thx guys, it's very touching to see people like something we make (yean, i mean it!)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 18:35:59 - 02/05/09
Can i ask you sometnihg nipal?

how long were you and lez making this game?
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Kasyn on 18:37:32 - 02/05/09
I'll vote as often as possible, though as Nipal pointed out these things are completely dominated by games that put in incentives for voting that directly benefit players.  Kinda shitty.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 18:39:24 - 02/05/09
I'll vote as often as possible, though as Nipal pointed out these things are completely dominated by games that put in incentives for voting that directly benefit players.  Kinda shitty.

this simply means that we have to vote like 1000 times per player. not very hard
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Lezard on 23:14:12 - 02/05/09
Can i ask you sometnihg nipal?

how long were you and lez making this game?

The idea came late 2006. We started the dev around july 2007. And as you know the game went live in may 2008 :)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 23:29:44 - 02/05/09
well you did a good job in a short time.

you dont need corporate suport to make a good MMO.

the game has advanced a lot since i joind somtime in the summer.
most of that has been good but i cant forgive you for not making wardens an instat kill class ;)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ender on 23:52:42 - 02/05/09
Daily votes done. :)

I'll keep voting if I don't forget it (Kas, we could remind this in the FWMoTD, my memory is horrible... :) ).
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Kasyn on 23:55:36 - 02/05/09
Daily votes done. :)

I'll keep voting if I don't forget it (Kas, we could remind this in the FWMoTD, my memory is horrible... :) ).

I'll make sure to compel the guildies to do it in an appropriately tyrannical manner.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Destructobeam on 00:00:46 - 02/06/09
Well, there are some other ways for publicity. From what I've seen, these seem to work:

a) youtube video of the bunny god drunk and yelling in the phone

b) massive scandal involving waffles, two puppies, and the U.S. economy

c) sex tape
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Arekusu on 00:56:37 - 02/06/09
a) youtube video of the bunny god drunk and yelling in the phone

+1

Voted  ;)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Dagan on 06:08:58 - 02/06/09
I'll make sure to compel the guildies to do it in an appropriately tyrannical manner.

He threatened me with syrup destruction.  :(
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 10:42:24 - 02/06/09
lez, actually we started our first lines of code around september 2007. the game went for private beta testing in january 2008.
we just keep developing it then you've got what estiah looks like today.

frostnova, you don't need corporate support to make a good game, but you *do* need their $ to make your game popular.
nobody is going to discover your game if you don't throw money in ads. apple always mocked microsoft for their huge budget
in advertisement, but they kinda do the exact thing, i'm seeing ipod/iphone ad everyday and everywhere.

deep down, as a game maker, i can't get satisfied until the day when our servers are brought to its knees due to huge visitor
number (wait, that's a bad idea!) it's always pleasant to see your work get noticed, especially when you're doing this in your
free time and you're losing money here ^o^
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 11:33:22 - 02/06/09
Why dont you take money from the donations?
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Lezard on 11:39:42 - 02/06/09
Why dont you take money from the donations?

The french state, the server costs, the infographists and the advertising attempt cost more than the donations. We just have to fill the gap with our own funds to keep the game running.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 11:44:58 - 02/06/09
Why dont you take money from the donations?

The french state, the server costs, the infographists and the advertising attempt cost more than the donations. We just have to fill the gap with our own funds to keep the game running.

Crap. i have seen one too many game go down like this.
a word of advice. dont try to hide if it is going bad. it will just make things worse
ask the players to help. i think you have a good base of loyal users.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Mcbee on 14:51:35 - 02/06/09
ask the players to help. i think you have a good base off loyal users.

I agree with this statement, if things start to look bad, just give everyone a heads up and I'm sure we as a community can overcome whatever obstacles are out there.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 16:36:45 - 02/06/09
lez, how dare you forget about our accountant who's more expensive than all you've quoted :D

sadly, when a player donates $10, it goes like this:

paypal picks 3-5%
french state picks 20% tax (because we can't prove to them donors are NOT french, so 20% by *default option*)

so only about $7 goes to our bank.

then all guys who want to be paid like bank, accountant, social security, french state (yeah, them again, with more taxes),
assault the remaining $7. so we are left practically nothing, then we have to pay servers from our own pockets, just like
before donation was set up.

tbh, things look bad atm. but players don't have to worry, if our company runs into deep red and goes bankrupted, well, that's
it, we close it, no more company, no more debts, things will just get reverted back and we won't be able to accept donations
anymore.

it sucks to be a start-up in france, seriously.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Kasyn on 16:39:05 - 02/06/09
It sucks to be a start-up in a France in a worldwide economic recession.  Probably not the best time to get donations from what is probably a pretty young playerbase.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 17:20:54 - 02/06/09
It sucks to be a start-up in a France in a worldwide economic recession. 

Well, then we just have to improve the wold economy.

Easy.






















































































I hope
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Mcrad on 17:06:28 - 02/08/09
Been voting, rewards take away from the experience.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Qiva on 03:45:27 - 02/10/09
I love this game and will try to vote regularly...
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Rdshepherd on 16:12:55 - 02/10/09
Count me in.  I feel like I'm doing the community a favor by helping to bring their attention to Estiah.   :)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Warassasin on 03:27:42 - 02/11/09
whats the point in voting. i have known this game by a fool in DW sending all message and link to play this game. Everybody got the message online that day. His name here is Bojakem i think.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Chronosz on 03:37:39 - 02/11/09
What...? The point is to get more people to join... Thats good you got 1 person to join, but they want more.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Qiva on 04:44:23 - 02/11/09

Voting on those sites will bring new players to the game hopefully.
I am going to click those links every day and vote for Estiah.

This is an awesome game and well deserving of a larger player base :)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Warassasin on 10:18:40 - 02/11/09
What...? The point is to get more people to join... Thats good you got 1 person to join, but they want more.


i mean some one sent a link ina particular game including me he has sent. Wheni saw the game i played it.(estiah.)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ender on 10:38:04 - 02/11/09
I see nobody is voting on MMORPG 100...I have probably made 4 or 5 of the existing votes.  :laugh: (it's harder to find than the others  :))

You can vote directly for Estiah in this link: http://www.mmorpg100.com/index.php?a=stats&id=4178
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ugluk on 15:41:31 - 02/11/09
I see nobody is voting on MMORPG 100...I have probably made 4 or 5 of the existing votes.  :laugh: (it's harder to find than the others  :))

You can vote directly for Estiah in this link: http://www.mmorpg100.com/index.php?a=stats&id=4178

How do you vote more than once?  Whenever I click on "rate and review" it tells me I already did.  and I've only done it once.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ender on 16:05:23 - 02/11/09
Don't know... I suppose it's the variable ip.  :)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Wolfsoul on 16:12:49 - 02/11/09
Its something like this

(http://timbolbrock.googlepages.com/Good_Luck_Im_Behind_7_Proxies.jpg)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Matto on 00:32:44 - 02/12/09
I will definitely be voting for this game, I love it!  There's so much to do, and you can really take your time to do it all or speed through the lvls, it's unlike other MMOs I've tried, so much better than most out there.  Hopefully the game only gets bigger.

Btw, if the devs wanted to do incentive voting that didn't unbalance the game, they could, the same way the contests work, only slightly different rewards...
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Chronosz on 00:57:56 - 02/12/09
From what I saw.. There is no way to prove who is who when voting.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Mcrad on 05:18:09 - 02/12/09
Its something like this

(http://timbolbrock.googlepages.com/Good_Luck_Im_Behind_7_Proxies.jpg)

WIN.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 11:11:00 - 02/12/09
to wolfsoul : QFT
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Wolfsoul on 16:55:50 - 02/12/09
yeah, well I dropped my "proxy" IP's about 2 moths ago, used it on poll. The question was: "Is it normal to name your children Adolf Hitler?" that was wacky :P

P.S. crap I cant find picture saying: good luck, im behind 7 boxes >_>
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Qiva on 23:38:42 - 02/13/09
Daily votes done :)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Warassasin on 08:23:08 - 02/14/09
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2062/2026019938_61c7d995e5_o.gif) (http://www.mmorpg100.com/index.php?a=stats&id=4178)


CLICK THE BANNER TO VOTE ESTIAH IN mmorpg100.com.

YOU SHOULD MAKE A BANNER ABOUT ESTIAH.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Qiva on 23:24:16 - 02/14/09
Daily votes done again :)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Chronosz on 03:35:26 - 02/16/09
I don't think we need to know every time someone votes..... >_>
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Shroud on 06:39:17 - 02/16/09
SPAM fun :)
Voted as well... :)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 21:34:54 - 02/16/09
lol. i went to vote today and guess what word came out as human confirmation.

bunny.

truly the hand of the bunny god reaches far
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Warassasin on 02:12:04 - 02/17/09
well no human confirmation for me.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Frostnova on 09:28:41 - 02/17/09
Not suprised
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Qiva on 01:58:26 - 02/20/09
I don't think we need to know every time someone votes..... >_>

Why not?

btw I voted again today  :P
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Battleready on 20:06:52 - 03/23/09
voted, you can change IP addres than vote again :)
Voted also from my parents laptops, just in case :P
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Warassasin on 04:07:17 - 03/27/09
well use kproxy.com you can vote many times i think. Me dont really bother in voting, im finger is soar.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Moondance on 00:46:38 - 04/05/09
hello, I'm new and I guess I would say I really liked the game! Kudos!
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Hybridclaw on 17:39:09 - 04/19/09
 :) Its a great game
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Enigma on 22:05:44 - 05/05/09
Is anyone still voting for Estiah on these sites? Estiah's waaay down the list for a lot of them and I don't think the game deserves that.


Let's keep on voting, guys. And I think with directoryofgames.com one can spam the votes though I cannot confirm yet because results don't appear until after about 15 mins.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2062/2026019938_61c7d995e5_o.gif) (http://www.mmorpg100.com/index.php?a=stats&id=4178)

CLICK THE BANNER TO VOTE ESTIAH IN mmorpg100.com.

YOU SHOULD MAKE A BANNER ABOUT ESTIAH.

Good idea about the banner. I'll try to create one (or a few) during my spare time. With regard to that, can anyone tell me what serif typeface was used for the logo? And if I create banners may I use with the devs' permission the graphics found in the pages of the site?  :-*
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 15:26:24 - 05/06/09
you can pick whatever you like if you want to make banners for estiah. most of our graphics are already on the site, so
we don't have much more to help you.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Enigma on 17:03:57 - 05/06/09
you can pick whatever you like if you want to make banners for estiah. most of our graphics are already on the site, so
we don't have much more to help you.


What's the font you used for the logo? I'm too lazy right now to try to compare and find out for myself.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 17:14:38 - 05/06/09
i don't know :D usually i just scroll through font list and pick one that i like, never cared to remember its name.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Enigma on 17:27:47 - 05/06/09
i don't know :D usually i just scroll through font list and pick one that i like, never cared to remember its name.


I can't seem to save the Estiah logo or even locate its image location on the page source (I'm trying to save the one here in the forum because it doesn't have the line going across it like in the game page).

Can you give me a link? Or maybe send it via email? :-[
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Lezard on 17:54:34 - 05/06/09
Have you tried using the one linked here  (http://forum.estiah.com/index.php?topic=823.0)?
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Enigma on 18:14:09 - 05/06/09
Have you tried using the one linked here  (http://forum.estiah.com/index.php?topic=823.0)?


Oh, I just opened that now. Didn't bother reading because of the thread title—thought it was "too long" as well, LOL!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ugluk on 19:55:07 - 05/06/09
Just FYI:

Estiah may or may not always be on the front pages, on MMORPG100.  While you need to click the link in the OP to actually vote for Estiah (which everyone that reads this should do), you won't be able to see the stats/reviews from right there.

This link directs you to the stats page where the rate/review options are: http://www.mmorpg100.com/index.php?a=stats&id=4178

Also, unlike the others, this site completely resets every month and only allows one vote per month.  Use as many unique IP's as you can find!
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Boeffie on 21:40:07 - 06/18/09
I only just found out about the voting, and am pretty sure none of my guild have done so far. Means it is slightly buried?

Main thing I did is recruit people, as we've moved most of our players on here from another game, and will continue to promote it there, (shhhhh, I didn't say that)

It's a shame donating isn't much of an option (I can confirm the french system is horrible on most starting businesses), but at the same time this does ensure equality for every one, which i greatly appreciate , though i would donate gladly if it would help

Repeat the voting links on a more visual forum post maybe, or put a thingy on the general player info? It's a great game and deserves wider recognition
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Nipal on 09:50:20 - 06/19/09
Quote
Means it is slightly buried?

actually it's intended, we just don't want to spam and annoy our players with voting ads.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Generica on 18:47:47 - 06/20/09
It's a shame donating isn't much of an option (I can confirm the french system is horrible on most starting businesses), but at the same time this does ensure equality for every one, which i greatly appreciate , though i would donate gladly if it would help

That's what I REALLY like about this game, it's a level playing field and the game is well-designed to prevent cheating. You can still donate, it just won't make you a better/faster/stronger player ;)
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Arimith on 18:53:03 - 06/20/09
Could you put these in a more accessible place, with a direct link from the game? It wouldn't have to be flashy or anything, it would just be a lot more handy for those people who wanted to do the voting.

Maybe a link to a "Support Estiah by voting" page, which just has those links on it, could be added to the info links at the bottom of the page or something.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: L1k3m1k3 on 12:47:49 - 06/22/09
i'am a DotA player and visit playdota.com a lot. i recommend some players to estiah.

here is the link if you wanna know: http://www.playdota.com/forums/showthread.php?p=69928#post69928 (http://www.playdota.com/forums/showthread.php?p=69928#post69928)

did you know that i'm in love to estiah because of that thread too. :-X

notice that i have put my estiah account banner into sig. oh god! :laugh:
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Fromsvn on 10:43:34 - 07/14/09
I can't find where to vote for it on mmorpg100. ???
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ugluk on 14:57:59 - 07/14/09
I can't find where to vote for it on mmorpg100. ???

When you click the link in the original post and then click "enter and vote" you've already voted.  However, if you use the link I put in:

http://www.mmorpg100.com/index.php?a=stats&id=4178

You can see the ratings/reviews
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ixia on 01:57:28 - 09/27/09
Votes all done! You earned it, oh yeah.
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Innocentsamul on 15:36:41 - 03/03/10
the frame of estiah remind me a song called Amazing Grace
very neat and quaint
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Squallzhao on 06:24:13 - 03/24/10
Done.
for Estiah,the best web game what I ever played!
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Louie on 07:07:50 - 03/24/10
Just find this thread and I'll keep voting every day~
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Rangerbatik on 11:05:54 - 05/26/10
yep, done it, nice game mate
Title: Re: Vote For Us!
Post by: Ruhler on 02:48:35 - 04/03/11
voted on all sites!