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Old 11-02-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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Using youtube to promote FF

Couple of ways to help promote FF by using youtube.

I am seeing comments on tf2 videos like - "that looks pretty good, I might just buy that game." Above and below that post should be a "FF is so much better then tf2" comment. Simply leaving a comment on every tf2 video you can find will go a long way.

My usual comments are something like:

"bah, fortress-forever is so much better the tf2."

"tf2 is the most over hyped game of all time. Fortress-forever is way better."

I never use the ff acronym, because most people do not know what ff stands for. People need to be told that fortress-forever is better then tf2, because it is. The only reason why tf2 is more popular, is valves advertising and promotions.

If you can make fortress-forever videos, then do so and post them to youtube.

As an example of the power that youtube has: I am averaging about 75 - 100 new members on my website every month. A lot of them come from youtube after seeing my videos.

If I can draw in 75 - 100 new members to my website every month, how many new members and new players can the combined effort of the FF community bring in?

Youtube is a powerful advertising outlet - lets us it.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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I owuld love to make some good vids...just not sure what programs to use.

Does anyone have any sugestions on any good (free or moderately priced) programs I can use?
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how effective this may be. I personally detest mudslinging and usually will make my decisions based on it. If one person starts mudslinging I will usually instantly choose the other guy's position.

Negative advertising isn't good. Why not just make FF videos to promote the game instead of trying to de-premote an unstoppable giant like valve? You have to show why the game is better instead of saying it is.

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Old 11-02-2007, 03:23 PM   #4
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Negative advertising isn't good. Why not just make FF videos to promote the game instead of trying to de-premote an unstoppable giant like valve? You have to show why the game is better instead of saying it is.
I completely agree with Hammock. I post positive videos not only of FF, but of TFC and QWTF to all of my friends so they can see what Fortress is about in general.
If you really want to discriminate between FF and TF2, then show people stuff in FF that's lacking in TF2--conc jumping, grenades.....grenades...player movement, medic's competence with things other than following HW spooging health all over him.

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Old 11-02-2007, 04:00 PM   #5
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The only problem I see in making videos for most people is their computer hardware. I see your point as well though and I think it'd be beneficial to add in addition to the comments, "...and it's totally FREE!"
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:05 PM   #6
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Yeah man I agree TF2 is total garbage and FORTRESS FOREVER (spell it out) is way better. The only reason at all TF2 is doing well is because of Valve's evil marketing machine.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:09 PM   #7
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I played TF2 last night, it was horrible :shudder:

Too slow...no movement abilities...blargh.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:11 PM   #8
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The only problem I see in making videos for most people is their computer hardware. I see your point as well though and I think it'd be beneficial to add in addition to the comments, "...and it's totally FREE!"
no its not. :/ you still have to buy some valve product to get that source sdk base.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:16 PM   #9
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if you're gonna post comments post something like
"For a faster paced, fun and FREE fortress game with a more realistic look, try fortress forever, a mod for HL2. www.fortress-forever.com "

ff should just get some spambots
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:49 PM   #10
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no its not. :/ you still have to buy some valve product to get that source sdk base.

Are you retarded? If you're sticking with that argument, one could say, well you also have to upgrade your hardware to play it HARR HARR! That means Fortress Forever costs moneys..


Well it doesn't. Most people I know have at least 1 source game or HL2... And if they don't, they can easily get one from a friend, or go to the HL2 forums and request one there...
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:48 PM   #11
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Making awesome FF vids and posting them on youtube is a great marketing tool. Much encouraged!
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like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK663fp3xHs

omfg, that video makes me laugh more and more every time I watch it. While it might just be to promote TF2, it's god damned hilarious and if this is shown to the rest of the TFC world, I would hope a few people might be persuaded into downloading it.

Comedy people, WE NEED COMEDY!!!

Or super ultra awesome concjumps.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:24 AM   #13
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If you guys are really so butthurt that your mod was a stillbirth, at least do the public a favor and spam for a game that's actually good, like Team Fortress, not a badly made mod.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:29 AM   #14
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Thanks for the support, throw!

... None of the FF devs want to see people posting FF comments on TF2 videos. Come to think of it, we don't want idiots like you on these forums, either. If you don't like the mod and don't want to contribute constructively, feel free to take a hike instead of leaving worthless comments on our forum.
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FF is credible and notable enough to not need promotional calls for support, word of mouth will take care of the spread
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:18 AM   #16
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No to negative campaign.. yes to making some freaking sweet YouTube videos.
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:25 AM   #17
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Couple of ways to help promote FF by using youtube.

I am seeing comments on tf2 videos like - "that looks pretty good, I might just buy that game." Above and below that post should be a "FF is so much better then tf2" comment. Simply leaving a comment on every tf2 video you can find will go a long way.

My usual comments are something like:

"bah, fortress-forever is so much better the tf2."

"tf2 is the most over hyped game of all time. Fortress-forever is way better."

I never use the ff acronym, because most people do not know what ff stands for. People need to be told that fortress-forever is better then tf2, because it is. The only reason why tf2 is more popular, is valves advertising and promotions.

If you can make fortress-forever videos, then do so and post them to youtube.

As an example of the power that youtube has: I am averaging about 75 - 100 new members on my website every month. A lot of them come from youtube after seeing my videos.

If I can draw in 75 - 100 new members to my website every month, how many new members and new players can the combined effort of the FF community bring in?

Youtube is a powerful advertising outlet - lets us it.
TF2 isnt worse, or "overhyped". overhyped? WTF are you talking about? Halo is the MOST overhyped game of all time, PERIOD.
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:32 AM   #18
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to make FF vids:

download a program called Fraps. (google it) there is a free version I believe but you can also "buy" it for more features.

when you want to record your stuff in game, do NOt record straight to fraps while you're playing. you will lag too much and everyone will think you're horrible. record a demo in the FF console, "record NAMEOFDEMO" is the command. type "stop" or "stopdemo" to stop the demo. then when you have a good demo, open it up in FF by typing "playdemo NAMEOFDEMO".. it might just be "play", dunno. while your demo is going, record it with fraps. now, open your recorded fraps video with a video editing program, I recommend using the simple, easy, Windows Movie Maker. (comes with XP).
Add good music!
Upload to youtube.
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Old 11-03-2007, 03:46 PM   #19
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for the love of God, do not put it to retarded techno music. and make sure your comp can handle it with full settings in DX9 mode, so people can see the awsome graphics of FF!
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:12 PM   #20
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Anyone notice how the last couple of "Advertise FF" threads are just "LuLz SpAm ThIs StUfF on youTUBE aNd TF2"? (for the non-retards, the threads basically say: Goto every TF2 video on youTUBE and say FF is better in everyway and go on the TF2 servers with binds spamming about FF.)

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