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Kasyn

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #16 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

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #17 on: 00:56:37 - 02/06/09 »
a) youtube video of the bunny god drunk and yelling in the phone

+1

Voted  ;)

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #18 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.  :(

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #19 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^

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #20 on: 11:33:22 - 02/06/09 »
Why dont you take money from the donations?

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #26 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.






















































































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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #27 on: 17:06:28 - 02/08/09 »
Been voting, rewards take away from the experience.

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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #28 on: 03:45:27 - 02/10/09 »
I love this game and will try to vote regularly...
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Re: Vote For Us!
« Reply #29 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.   :)