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Old 09-19-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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Can we promote this game, please? Someone has to do it.

Any way you can possibly think of, promote this game please! It deserves a lot more and it would be great to see it flourish. If you're playing the TF2 Beta, tell everyone there, if you dont like TF2, then go spam every server with a detailed FF message. Post anywhere, everywhere. Let's get more players in this game. It's frustrating to see valve's massive marketing make tf2 succeed, and to see this game which is deserving of at least equal recognition, get far less.

Post suggestions here, and go out and do them.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:14 PM   #2
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When I've played tf2 I've sang football chants that have fortress forever in them and some people have actually said things like 'hey that sounds cool I'll check that out *zoom zoom zoom*,' other people have said things like 'shut the fuck up you overgrown penguin turd'
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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Promote it for sure, but please don't do it in an annoying way. Picture playing in an FF server and witnessing a TF2 fan spamming binds everywhere about how TF2 rules. It wouldn't make you want to play it; it'd make you want to hit him in the face with a shovel!
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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I'm sure way more ppl would play FF if it wasnt so choppy in the heat of battle.

Standing idle or even just running around the diff maps very nice but when things get hot and heavy and I dm in a populated area its all hit and miss, I just guess where to shoot and hope for the best.


Ive read all the .cfg posts and tried everything possible to get fps up but still frustrated in battle.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
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my settings if anyone wants

FF is completely smooth for me except on a couple of maps (e.g. 22 ppl spamming dustbowl is little framey [drops to about 30/40fps at worst times] but it's still perfectly playable and great fun tho, and I'm sure it will all be fine when I get a new gfx card [only got a 6600 atm]). If you know what you're doing with configs then you're welcome to give my settings a try:

http://www.nikie.org/tf.pickup/caes_...][1].5.zip
READ CAESIUM.CFG PROPERLY AND DO AS IT SAYS
and try FF on defaults first... this is just how i like it...
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:45 PM   #6
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I'm sure way more ppl would play FF if it wasnt so choppy in the heat of battle.

Standing idle or even just running around the diff maps very nice but when things get hot and heavy and I dm in a populated area its all hit and miss, I just guess where to shoot and hope for the best.


Ive read all the .cfg posts and tried everything possible to get fps up but still frustrated in battle.
That's your computer, not FF Turned AA + AF off, tried a lower res? shutdown background programs? Not seen my fps move off 60 lol
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:48 PM   #7
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it'd make you want to hit him in the face with a shovel!
Ironic Defrag ?? Cos if you play sol in TF2 thats exactly what you can do

Agreed with OP though, gameplay wise this game is as good/better than TF2 and potential wise it is way ahead of TF2 but on the promotion front it has not (could not) be expected to compete with the might of a multi million dollar games company.

Having said that FF really needs to get out there and be noticed. i presume that there will be a relatively quick patch released to fix some of the bugs that have been highlighted after the release and that would be a great time to push it with some of the gaming and fortress oriented sites. I would bet that the Valve PR department outsizes the coders department by quite a bit.....

I would bet that the Valve PR department outsizes the Valve coders by quite a bit.....

There are many easy and cheap/free ways of promoting a game and FF really needs to get a team together with the enthusiasm and dedication to exploit as many of these ways as possible.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:20 AM   #8
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I am pretty good at advertising in ways not to piss people off or to seem like a spammer. I have been getting the word out about Fortress Forever and will continue to do so just like I did for Enemy Territory Fortress for the last 2 years.

Note the subliminal advert
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:44 AM   #9
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Yes, i mentioned in another post, but i'm currently trying to find good custom map makers for warcraft3, so that ff_dustbowl can be ported as a wc3 map.

And if that works well, perhaps starcraft also.

And when starcraft 2 comes out, on that as well.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:50 AM   #10
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Found a funny little quirk

I just found while messing around on Steam, that the Popular Mods section is missing a very popular Mod (Hint: it's this one) See for yourself.

http://storefront.steampowered.com/v...1&cc=US&skin=3

What do you think the chances are of getting FF on that list while they are trying to sell TF2?
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:36 AM   #11
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i have to agree with this whole thread, tonight i went to get my couple of games in and was looking at the server list and going wtf where is everybody... same amount of servers but they were all looking thin... so i plaied my few games . and when i came out i went to the steam page for ff , and low and behold, everybody was playing tf2, its funny though really how there was soo many people here and it was great then tf2 came out and everybody just went wha new game oooo and pooof, hell i see more guests on the forum now then i do members.. its only like 20 or so
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:40 AM   #12
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Allow me to shamelessly plug

DYSTOPIA:An amazing and beautiful Half Life 2 Modification featuring futuristic Weapons, customizable character powerups, and the ability to enter cyberspace and hack mission objectives.


http://www.dystopia-game.com/

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Old 09-20-2007, 08:28 AM   #13
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i have to agree with this whole thread, tonight i went to get my couple of games in and was looking at the server list and going wtf where is everybody... same amount of servers but they were all looking thin... so i plaied my few games . and when i came out i went to the steam page for ff , and low and behold, everybody was playing tf2, its funny though really how there was soo many people here and it was great then tf2 came out and everybody just went wha new game oooo and pooof, hell i see more guests on the forum now then i do members.. its only like 20 or so
Is your argument that long-time FF forum members are playing TF2? Check out the "TF2 impression" threads.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:05 AM   #14
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just spread the word amongst ppl u know and post on community websites and forums

examples:
http://coopwarfare.fearmaps.com/modu...iewtopic&t=305
http://games.xs4all.nl
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:52 AM   #15
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why doesnt someone try the most obvious thing.


MYSPACE lol

im sure you can spread a crap load of information about Fortress Forever there,ive also made a post about it on the emuparadise forums and people have got interested. Also included a plug of FF on a FortressForever clip i uploaded to youtube
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:20 PM   #16
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Yeah, I love this game but it already seems about dead. There is not a single full server in the US right now. As much as I dislike TF2 and would prefer to play FF, if the community all goes to TF2, I guess I will have to as well because it's no fun to play in half empty servers.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:33 PM   #17
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:32 PM   #18
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Yeah, I love this game but it already seems about dead. There is not a single full server in the US right now. As much as I dislike TF2 and would prefer to play FF, if the community all goes to TF2, I guess I will have to as well because it's no fun to play in half empty servers.
By my calculations it's between 8am and 5am US time when you posted. Surely people are in bed/working?
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:06 PM   #19
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Someone should at least copy the front page news into the blog... perhaps the dev journals as well.

Use the bulletins to announce things like patches, map packs, videos, etc. - anything important to the community.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:08 PM   #20
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Promote it for sure, but please don't do it in an annoying way. Picture playing in an FF server and witnessing a TF2 fan spamming binds everywhere about how TF2 rules. It wouldn't make you want to play it; it'd make you want to hit him in the face with a shovel!
Then I'd swap to solly in TF2 and hit the guy in the face with the shovel!
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