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Impaqt
11-20-2008, 12:48 PM
IMPORTANT LIMITED TIME ANNOUNCEMENT!
Escapistmagazine.com March Madness!
Last year, Turbine Upset the gaming world by coming in FIRST! Lets show em it wasnt a Fluke! We're Currently down by a dozen or so votes so we need your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/tournament/index

CONGRATS ALL! We Did It! Turbine Voted Dev of the Year for the 2nd Straight Year!




OK, another thread has got me thinking here.... Over the past several months, many of the gaming sites have picked up intrest in DDO again. THis is great, However, it still seems to be on the backburner in terms of Features, Reviews, and Headlines.

I'd love to see this thread stickied, but if not, I ask that we keep it active. If there are any sites that you visit that have a DDO section, or SHOULD have a ddo Section, Post em here and I'l add it to the OP. Bookmark the thread... Take 5 minutes out of your day to hit the Links in the OP. I dont think this is a lot to ask. ANd this is probobly the Number one way we can help TUrbine and Help this Fantastic game. THe More exposure, the more subscriptions, the more developement. Dont forget to hit an add or 2 as well... Often the click through count for much more than just hitting the site itself. The Adds pay the bills!


Often people think these sites are financed by the gaming companies themselves... That they are buying feature articles..

THATS NOT THE WAY IT WORKS.

Of course, I'm sure there are some unscroupulous sites out there that are more than happy to take some money under the table.... Something tells me Turbine isnt a company thats gonna be bribing folks though. Activity Rules. If a MMO Site sees that they are getting ust a handful of hits a day on a topic, they dont pay it much attention. but if it starts getting a lot of hits, they will start providing more and more info and articles on that game... HITS Pay the bills for these sites!


Thank you for your continued support on this folks.

We CAN help here.....

THe Following are Sites that I would ask that you Hit [U]Every Day[/I] Go ahead and bookmark this thread. You dont necessarily need to sign up for an account at these sites, Usualy, just browing through the DDO Offerices counts regardless of whether or not your logged in. However, Creating an account and posting a message, Review or comment on the game is much beter for us!

MMORPG.com
mmorpg has done some wonderful write-ups over the past few months, they have a solid DDO area of their site, but their Review is from Launch still!
Lets show mmorpg that DDO is a Viable product to brng Hits to their site! THis is key to getting more coverage and thus, more new subscriptions.

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/gameId/163/setView/overview

Just recently, MMORPG did a "Re-Review" of DDO.
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/163/view/reviews/loadReview/72
Thanks to US, the reviewer was quickly revealed to be someone who had never played the game before this "Re-Review". The Managing editor of mmorpg jumped into the discussion and apologized and has promised a REAL re-review coming soon. Excellent job folks!
http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/224246


Lets see if we can get DDO Back into their Top 10 most active list. They track Unique Hits so Slamming it from the same PC wont do any good. We need a Community effort here. Hit it right now after reading this post, Just browse and see what they have on our fine game.
MMORPG Ratings at launch of Campaign. Not in Top 10, User game ratting of 7.55

RPGRANK:
RPGRank is a Rating site for RPG's. CUrrently DDO Sits a 53. THis has never been a strong site for DDO, but the fact that we are just outside the top 50 is Impressive.
http://www.rpgrank.com/online-rpg-games-110.html

THeir DDO Forum is Comletely Empty right now too. ANd forum activity helps the ranking.
http://forum.rpgrank.com/forum-41-1.html
RPGRank DDO Rank at Start of Campaign: 53

I think with very little effort we can move DDO into the TOp 10 on this pretty popular site.

Massivley.com:
Of course we cant forget our Friends at Massively. Excellent COverage for our game, but finding the DDO part of their site is rather Painful at the moment... WHen you click their "GAMES" Tab, it seems to provide the curent Top 10... SECOND LIFE Is inthis list.. Are you Kidding me? DDO Isnt as Popular as SECOND LIFE? Gimme a break. Lets Change that!
http://www.massively.com/category/dungeons-and-dragons-online/
DDO Currently not listed in Masivly Top 10

ONRPG:
Currently Very Little DDO, Or turbine at all for that matter, Exposure on this good looking site.
http://www.onrpg.com/MMO/Dungeons--Dragons-Online-Stormreach

WarCry:
Warcry is a very popular MMO Site, DDO Is indeed linked from their home page, but again, as is the case with many sites, DDO is rarely featured and talked about.

http://ddo.warcry.com/

IGN:
ign is HUGE. So huge that it snot likely anything we could do would mean much to them. However, Most of us probobly already have an account and the User reviews of this game on this site are VERY OLD. No reason we cant start adding our own reviews to help people who stumble upon DDO VIA IGN. the User Rating is very bad right now... Take a few minutes and write a review... Let people know that the game has evolved greatly since launch!
http://pc.ign.com/objects/619/619908.html
User Rating at IGN at Start of Campaign: 6.3

I shouldnt have to ask this, but I wil just in case....
PLEASE be respectful on these sites THis is a campaign to help get DDO back into Premier status.

We can do this.

Thanks for your Time,

Impaqt

(I'll probobly look at the various sites a couple times a week or so and post a similar message to this for each one. If anyone else would liek to assist me inthis, that would be great. ALl I'm asking for is someone to visit the various gaming sites, Link the DDO Specific Page, and provide a Contact link so we can say, Hey, we love this game and would like you to give it another shot". PM Me if you wish to help.)

EDIT: I have expanded this section to incluse many gaming sites that need our help to push DDO into a Featured Posistion.

Other Rewiews and Review Sites to take a look at:

Game Daily
http://www.gamedaily.com/games/dungeons-and-dragons-online-stormreach/pc/game-main/list/
Found this nice review today. Looks like GameDaily is associated with AOL by the links and advertising. No User reviews listed...

Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/ddonline/index.html
Not much happening here right now, Could use some updates!

Gunga
11-20-2008, 12:50 PM
Nice idea, bro. Done.

Lorichie
11-20-2008, 12:56 PM
Done and done

R

Impaqt
11-20-2008, 12:57 PM
TO get into the top 10 most popular for the last 24 hours, its just over 1000 Hits.. Thats NOTHING....

Astria
11-20-2008, 01:08 PM
Done and done.

Also decided to sneak in a review of Mod 8 for the paper I write for. Just a local thing, but every little bit helps. I know the university has a pretty strong gamer club :-)

Ciaran
11-20-2008, 01:11 PM
Done from my work PC and will hit the site from home too.

Hmm, I wonder if remoting into my direct report's PC's will register as unique or if it will all fall under the same IP?

Great idea, Impaqt.

PurdueDave
11-20-2008, 01:11 PM
Done and done.

ArkoHighStar
11-20-2008, 01:13 PM
we need ads like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT8maUTzE48

I know its for WOW, but its Ozzie

Mindspat
11-20-2008, 01:24 PM
MMORPG.COM gets' a lot of traffic. The best thing that can be done is having more players who are capable of sharing the pro's and con's about DDO at the site. That Site has potential for being a great avenue of advertisement for DDO; look what it's done for EVE Online!

Tolero
11-20-2008, 01:29 PM
This reminds me of something else that I've mentioned recently, but figure I'd mention it again because a lot of players didn't seem to know this, and in the spirit of the thread:

The referral program is not limited to only 5 referrals. Once your invitees have opened their invitations, you get a fresh supply of invitations you can use again! When we turned the referrals back on, I got a lot of PMs from players saying "oh I used mine up already", and that's not the case, so don't be shy about sending out referrals :) the more the merrier!

Eriton
11-20-2008, 01:31 PM
Done, its not much but at least we are starting to act on the better of DDO every little bit helps in the long run.

Deathseeker
11-20-2008, 01:32 PM
Done. I vote this as thread of the week!

Lorichie
11-20-2008, 01:33 PM
Done. I vote this as thread of the week!

and i concur

R

PurdueDave
11-20-2008, 01:36 PM
They actually responded...

"We are currently looking into re-reviewing a number of games that have been previously reviewwed., DDO is most certainly on that list, but it could take some time. Thanks greatly for your concern!

Cheers,
Jon Wood
Managing Editor, MMORPG.com"

Mindspat
11-20-2008, 01:37 PM
This reminds me of something else that I've mentioned recently, but figure I'd mention it again because a lot of players didn't seem to know this, and in the spirit of the thread:

The referral program is not limited to only 5 referrals. Once your invitees have opened their invitations, you get a fresh supply of invitations you can use again! When we turned the referrals back on, I got a lot of PMs from players saying "oh I used mine up already", and that's not the case, so don't be shy about sending out referrals :) the more the merrier!

Hey Tolero, are you willing to discuss the in's & out's of the Referall Program to help diffuse the intimidation it possibly invokes?

edit: I don't see links to the referal program....but I'm looking!

Montoya
11-20-2008, 01:47 PM
done and done

Vorn
11-20-2008, 02:09 PM
Ditto.

Dracolich
11-20-2008, 02:20 PM
Done on both and great idea on the thread, sticky this bad boy!!

Impaqt
11-20-2008, 02:28 PM
Hey Tolero, are you willing to discuss the in's & out's of the Referall Program to help diffuse the intimidation it possibly invokes?

edit: I don't see links to the referal program....but I'm looking!


Referral Program is very easy. Log into your Turbne Account page, Click the "Referr a Friend today to earn free gametime!" Link. You'll have up to 5 Places to enter email addresses.

Beherit_Baphomar
11-20-2008, 02:33 PM
190 views, 16 posts (not including those from the OP).

If you read this and you go to the websites please post you have.

It'll keep this thread on the front page.

EazyWeazy
11-20-2008, 02:38 PM
Done :)

Strakeln
11-20-2008, 02:44 PM
I'd suspect if their sys admin is worth anything, he/she realize what was going on here. Hundreds or thousands of people all of a sudden expressing interest, despite the lack of advertising? That may have worked 10 years ago.

That said, I did my part anyways. Doesn't hurt to at least give it a whirl.

moorewr
11-20-2008, 02:56 PM
Done!

akla_thornfist
11-20-2008, 02:57 PM
about a year or so ago we did this same thing bunch of ddo players posted on another site nothing ever came of it, but it wont hurt to try again. but this should be done by turbine they need to spend money to get these sites to feature ddo a little more and frankly i dont think turbine is willing to spend any money to promote this game.

silverraven
11-20-2008, 02:58 PM
Done. What's the worst that could happen? They could say that we're intentionally trying to promote a game we like....OH NOES!! lol

Verdant_Force
11-20-2008, 03:03 PM
EXCELLENT thread.

C'mon help spread the word!

Rowanheal
11-20-2008, 03:13 PM
Done

And thank you. Fabulous idea.

See ya in Stormreach,

-R

Tharlak
11-20-2008, 03:14 PM
Done.

Don't mind taking 30secs out of my day to help support this game.

Eelpout
11-20-2008, 03:23 PM
been there, done that.

Nice thread.

Thanks Impaqt for starting this, and everyone else for being a sheep like me:D

DoctorWhofan
11-20-2008, 03:38 PM
done and done!

I'll make the hubby do it when he gets home. Maybe he can do it from the work computer, too!

TheGreatEye
11-20-2008, 03:39 PM
Did my good deed for the day!:)

Great idea!

TFPAQ
11-20-2008, 03:41 PM
Hit it from work and home ...

Mindspat
11-20-2008, 03:55 PM
I'd suspect if their sys admin is worth anything, he/she realize what was going on here. Hundreds or thousands of people all of a sudden expressing interest, despite the lack of advertising? That may have worked 10 years ago.

That said, I did my part anyways. Doesn't hurt to at least give it a whirl.

Pure Sarcasm!! Hundreds of Thousands eh? :D

Mindspat
11-20-2008, 03:59 PM
Referral Program is very easy. Log into your Turbne Account page, Click the "Referr a Friend today to earn free gametime!" Link. You'll have up to 5 Places to enter email addresses.

I do not have those options. Where are you seeing this?

Just found it!! It's at the very bottom of the screen in a somewhat inconspicuous format. This link should be screaming "REFER A FRICKEN FRIEND!!!" and not the current "pss, refer a friend..."

Hafeal
11-20-2008, 04:13 PM
Done.

Rydlic
11-20-2008, 04:17 PM
count me in the "done it" catigory.

hu-flung-pu
11-20-2008, 04:49 PM
DDO info request +1.

query
11-20-2008, 04:51 PM
with a heartfelt plea to look at the detail Turbine has done just for the new players alone as well as the next high level release and perhaps focus on oine thing at a time each interview to showcase all of DDO eventually.

Anarkius
11-20-2008, 04:57 PM
Thanks for the assist on this Impaqt. :D

Killum
11-20-2008, 05:05 PM
Done

I_Bob
11-20-2008, 05:23 PM
Done and done.

Polsih
11-20-2008, 05:26 PM
Done & very nice idea.

Ree
11-20-2008, 05:27 PM
I like it :)

Done.

Pfamily
11-20-2008, 05:29 PM
Done.
Great idea...TotW for sure.

KoboldKiller
11-20-2008, 05:34 PM
K I did it just so you can't say anything bad about me.:D

Btw I have posted several positive articles on these different sites about DDO so don't think I don't support the game.

Cupcake
11-20-2008, 05:45 PM
Done.

And Good luck to all.

renegade117
11-20-2008, 07:23 PM
Done!

dmondave1
11-20-2008, 07:24 PM
Done & Done

Thanks Impaqt for your excellent idea:)

Mysteria8874
11-20-2008, 07:27 PM
Done.
Did it on hubby's computer too, and he did it at work.

Kalari
11-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Done and using dial up at that...

Must love this game lol cant wait till tommorrow

FaerenSlayerIII
11-20-2008, 08:17 PM
Done

Optimistic_Guardian
11-20-2008, 09:57 PM
I have been posting on MMORPG for a while and promoting DDO but you know the people who end up reading it are the ones who already play or have played and checking to see if the game has become more to their liking. I clicked on it twice today from 2 diff computers (work/home) so I did my part, but I have no complaint with mmorpg' reviews they do have updates on DDO but they don't get as much of splash as bigger titled games. Just check the coverage of Lotro.

All I can say is hope we get the 2k of clicks.

Kaldaka
11-21-2008, 07:32 AM
Done

and free bump :D

Impaqt
11-21-2008, 09:06 AM
No need to send em a pm every day about the re-look, but please keep hitting the site everyday folks.

Allistair
11-21-2008, 09:08 AM
They actually responded...

"We are currently looking into re-reviewing a number of games that have been previously reviewwed., DDO is most certainly on that list, but it could take some time. Thanks greatly for your concern!

Cheers,
Jon Wood
Managing Editor, MMORPG.com"

That's the EXACT response I got.
Must be generic

oogly54
11-21-2008, 09:25 AM
The site is blocked from work, but I will hit it at home tonight. Aren't there some college students that have access to a computer lab? Go hit those labs and get the number just a soarin'

Kistilan
11-21-2008, 11:52 AM
Macht mal zwei.

Fuer die Underhund! Und nicht einmale Zwerge mehr.

Impaqt
11-21-2008, 12:28 PM
I have Made major additions to the Original Post. I've included some more sites that need our Help!

I'd love to see this thread stickied, but if not, I ask that we keep it active. If there are any sites that you visit that have a DDO section, or SHOULD have a ddo Section, Post em here and I'l add it to the OP. Bookmark the thread... Take 5 minutes out of your day to hit the Links in the OP. I dont think this is a lot to ask. ANd this is probobly the Number one way we can help TUrbine and Help this Fantastic game. THe More exposure, the more subscriptions, the more developement. Dont forget to hit an add or 2 as well... Often the click through count for much more than just hitting the site itself. The Adds pay the bills!


Often people think these sites are financed by the gaming companies themselves... That they are buying feature articles..

THATS NOT THE WAY IT WORKS.

Of course, I'm sure there are some unscroupulous sites out there that are more than happy to take some money under the table.... Something tells me Turbine isnt a company thats gonna be bribing folks though. Activity Rules. If a MMO Site sees that they are getting ust a handful of hits a day on a topic, they dont pay it much attention. but if it starts getting a lot of hits, they will start providing more and more info and articles on that game... HITS Pay the bills for these sites!


Thank you for your continued support on this folks.

CrimsonEagle
11-21-2008, 02:51 PM
Done.

First link would not load for me, but all others I hit.

Xorm
11-21-2008, 08:48 PM
Something i noticed...

All the other games are considered new games when they get updates, I.E. WoW has like 6 games listed, even though its only one game.

Why wouldn't they do that for us? just because its not a new disc set everyone has to buy, doesn't mean its not a new game.

This needs to be Addressed!

That would clear out all the bad reviews we have listed, and start clean over and fresh!

GRRRRR..... what to do?
we could Spam their inbox and claim that they are not being FAIR and Equal.

silverraven
11-23-2008, 08:45 AM
For me its simple...I just opened all the websites in tabs then homepaged the entire thing, so when ever open my browser, bang! I've visited all the websites.

Kaldaka
11-23-2008, 04:09 PM
Done again on my home computer ...


And again, free bump :D

cardmj1
11-23-2008, 05:53 PM
Done and done.

Thread of the week vote!

Verve_Plainfolk
11-23-2008, 06:20 PM
Posted on http://www.rpgrank.com/--there are now 3 threads for DDO, up from 0!

Will get around to more sites and post--billing DDO as the most underrated MMO out there....

Verve Plainfolk
Bard Extraordanaire and Rogue of Little Note

Stormanne
11-23-2008, 07:33 PM
Waiting on verification from IGN. Posted on RPGRank.

Impaqt
11-24-2008, 11:41 AM
Thanks to Jerry for the blurb on DDOCast!

And Thanks to al the folks that are helping me with this.

We're up to a 6.6 User rating on IGN.. Still a ways to go. Take a few minutes and post a reveiw there folks.

We got a Small Note on Warcry today regarding the Screenshiot Contest! Not much, But its certainly something!

RPGRank hasnt changed and we havent hit the Top 10 on Massively or MMORPG either :(

Let keep this thread twoards the top and keep hittin it folks.. DOnt let this slip away. We can make a difference here.

Impaqt
11-25-2008, 01:19 PM
So is that it folks? a Few days of "We're behind ya" and then on to the next?

well, I'm still gonna hit these sites and do what I can. Hopefully others can as well.

cdbd3rd
11-25-2008, 02:35 PM
done and done!

I'll make the hubby do it when he gets home. Maybe he can do it from the work computer, too!


OH, my....:o

/Pretends to be embarrased.


;)



/Notices more sites listed in OP, goes & does more clickie clickie. :)

Mindspat
11-25-2008, 02:50 PM
So is that it folks? a Few days of "We're behind ya" and then on to the next?

well, I'm still gonna hit these sites and do what I can. Hopefully others can as well.

Would be nice if there were more regular posters at mmorpg. A unique thread a week and a few comments on others will go a long way. I think I have more posts at mmorpg then I do with the DDO forums. :D

Lorichie
11-25-2008, 02:55 PM
Would be nice if there were more regular posters at mmorpg. A unique thread a week and a few comments on others will go a long way. I think I have more posts at mmorpg then I do with the DDO forums. :D

yes, i've noticed, your feedback is exemplary, and i'm sure i'm not alone in saying a big thank you.

R

Lorichie
11-25-2008, 02:55 PM
I visit these sights every day, although i dont post in this thread that i've done so...

R

Kistilan
11-25-2008, 03:13 PM
I've been a member for years at those sites, but I'm actively increasing my rank at mmorpg.com so I can get posting privilleges and possibly write some blurbs/blogs or get some sort of adminship for DDO over there.

I haven't been hitting the other sites yet! I didn't there were more links! Have you organized all the links to the top post yet? If it can be streamlined in the initial post, Impaqt, we'll have more participation by DDOers.

And yeah, pick a site and dedicate your efforts there to do more than click & hits. Mine is mmorpg.com (although I have some ins at Warcry if we need more coverage). Anyway, going for some mmorpg rep as Kistilan.

shores11
11-25-2008, 03:31 PM
I hit all the sites as well. I hope this helps some.

BronwynnBane
11-26-2008, 02:57 AM
Great idea!

Denssor
11-26-2008, 03:09 AM
Great Thinking!

The only down side to this is, that it should have been done sooner! :P

Kistilan
11-26-2008, 09:34 AM
Hey Forums users!!!!

Hit up mmorpg.com's Dungeons & Dragons Site! It only takes 1,500 hits to typically get in the top 10 and I've been trying to pump this one up. Copy the link and spam your guild for the non-forum goers to hit that link while AFK. C'mon!

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/163 <=== LINK TO PASTE IN GUILD CHAT

CrimsonEagle
11-26-2008, 08:44 PM
Done and back to the top.

CrimsonEagle
11-28-2008, 03:52 AM
Knock knock...anyone home?

Done. Back to the top.

Mindspat
11-28-2008, 04:40 PM
Current News @ mmorpg,com

http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/read/12361/Hireling-Preview-Weekend.html

I'm sure someone's got something to say, go there and say it. After a few posts there'll likely be someone asking questions about how bad they thought the game was. Subject is clear enough: Hirelings.


yes, i've noticed

I try to call it like I see it. DDO is a pretty damned good game that I believe is taken for granted, especially by those of us who play a lot more then others. Regardless of it's flaws we're all here for the things the good folks at Turbine have done right with the game.

The best thing about posting at mmorpg is discussing the changes with people who didn't like the game and came back to improvements they thought weren't possible.

cardmj1
11-28-2008, 05:07 PM
I am hitting up MMO and RPG daily. Doing what I can there, will add IGN to my daily clicks.

Impaqt
11-28-2008, 05:20 PM
More COverage from WARCRY :) Some activity on mmorpg forums :) We managed to get the IGN User rating up half a point so far! WOuld love to get thta over a 7 soon....

I think we're making a difference! Keep it up folks!

cardmj1
11-28-2008, 06:06 PM
OK.. Added Warcry too..

and a bump ;P

Stormanne
11-28-2008, 06:22 PM
Love the hater we have on IGN. Stated that he started playing in Oct. 05, but a lil research showed that open beta wasn't for another month and a half....unless the new article archives at Turbine are wrong...

Kistilan
11-28-2008, 08:05 PM
Love the hater we have on IGN. Stated that he started playing in Oct. 05, but a lil research showed that open beta wasn't for another month and a half....unless the new article archives at Turbine are wrong...

They are wrong. :( I was accepted into Alpha in July 05 (maybe August, but definitely before September). Maybe he meant he was an Alpha-Select. Open Beta maybe was in Nov 05 (sounds correct, although I recall it definitely being open in December).

Mindspat
11-28-2008, 11:49 PM
Want to discuss in a controversial topic without fear of Turbine banning you? Here you go!

WoP topic linked on mmorpg com: tell it like it is and let your views be known to more then current players. click Here! (http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/post/2478774/thread/213651#2478774)

p.s. I expect people to come out of the word work on this one. You can say ALL the nasty **** about Turbine's past mistakes without risking banned ffrom the forums. What ever you do, just don't target another poster and your forum access should be ok. ;)

Stormanne
11-29-2008, 06:58 PM
Started a Screen shot thread on mmorpg.com for DDO. Some haters over there say this game has **** graphics, help me prove them wrong...

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/163/view/forums/thread/213697

Kistilan
11-29-2008, 08:33 PM
Should throw that Japanese DDO Commercial a fan did up on there while you're at it!!! :)

Stormanne
11-30-2008, 01:12 AM
Should throw that Japanese DDO Commercial a fan did up on there while you're at it!!! :)

if you can find it for me, I'll be more than happy to put it up there

Kistilan
11-30-2008, 11:00 AM
if you can find it for me, I'll be more than happy to put it up there

I threw it up there for you. ^_^

Also, I noticed they can't attack those screenshots anymore & are going after "content" and "strayed from original D&D" as their main arguements for not playing.

I think you won the battle over graphics. Now to win a war that doesn't even stop on these forums. :D Content & DDO vs PnP, Round 1,879.

PS: There is a video by ELH (HolyAlliance) that could squash their content woes. It's pretty much all high-end mucking about done really well. It's also one of the best fan-made high level music vids ever done for DDO.

Stormanne
11-30-2008, 12:12 PM
In that case, need someone who has gotten a good bit of video footage to go over there and post away with as many videos of everything pretty much from mod 4 to current...

kamimitsu
11-30-2008, 01:34 PM
IGN's review of DDO is terribly outdated. He mentions that DDO has no crafting, auction house, PVP or random monsters to mess with while waiting for groups. He also claims that a casual player could finish the game in a 1-month trial account, with no "faction grinding" to push the character forward.

I don't know how to get them to re-review the game, but I imagine they would find that many, if not all, of their complaints have been addressed. If anyone has any ideas, let's see what we can do to get a re-review!

Impaqt
11-30-2008, 02:15 PM
IGN's review of DDO is terribly outdated. He mentions that DDO has no crafting, auction house, PVP or random monsters to mess with while waiting for groups. He also claims that a casual player could finish the game in a 1-month trial account, with no "faction grinding" to push the character forward.

I don't know how to get them to re-review the game, but I imagine they would find that many, if not all, of their complaints have been addressed. If anyone has any ideas, let's see what we can do to get a re-review!

IGN is unlikely to re-review. Its up to us to post user reviews point out how outdated the IGN Review is.

Gratch
12-03-2008, 05:32 PM
Visited links, created a new address book folder with the links, did a reader review/rating on IGN.

moorewr
12-06-2008, 11:12 AM
I note we have abruptly soared to the top of the "Most popular in the last 24-hours" list on MMORPG: http://www.mmorpg.com/ with 7100 unique hits.

Kinda weird, since there's no headlines for DDO or anything else right now. Which one of us secretly runs a bot network?

Kistilan
12-06-2008, 12:15 PM
I note we have abruptly soared to the top of the "Most popular in the last 24-hours" list on MMORPG: http://www.mmorpg.com/ with 7100 unique hits.

Kinda weird, since there's no headlines for DDO or anything else right now. Which one of us secretly runs a bot network?

WOW! If someone did that, *amazing* but very very risque (and illegal). DOS-based anything is bad mojo.

I'm at mmorpg.com right now and we aren't showing 7100 unique hits. Seems like someone decided it was a bot and removed.

moorewr
12-06-2008, 01:23 PM
WOW! If someone did that, *amazing* but very very risque (and illegal). DOS-based anything is bad mojo.

I'm at mmorpg.com right now and we aren't showing 7100 unique hits. Seems like someone decided it was a bot and removed.

Go to the homepage, look for the ranking on the right and switch to "Most Popular" - we're at 11,344 Unique Hits now.

Kistilan
12-06-2008, 09:26 PM
Go to the homepage, look for the ranking on the right and switch to "Most Popular" - we're at 11,344 Unique Hits now.

lmao!!!! 14,000 hits!!!

I now understand why I didn't see it on the list -- I'm not used to it being in the #1 position (and therefore didn't realize we had our awesome logo there!)

GOOD JOB! (but this definitely was a DOS piggyback bot thing - no way we all did that? Or did everyone have time 'cuz the Shroud was down???) :rolleyes:

Ghirmeshk
12-06-2008, 09:44 PM
14539 and counting! DDO is making one **** of a showing!

Stormanne
12-06-2008, 10:03 PM
Yeah, but the guy that is bot spamming, is user rating us into oblivion. In the last 15 minutes, we've gone from 7.65 user rating to 6.25...

Dymond
12-06-2008, 10:04 PM
HOLY ****!!

*runs around chanting.. We are #1.. We are #1*

I mean its not even close!

man trying to get to 5 of 100 to rate the game there is worse than getting a chattering ring.. geez/.

Kistilan
12-09-2008, 12:56 PM
Live @ MMORPG.COM, Daily Popularity Contest: :)


#9 Dungeons & Dragons Online (http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/163) 1,775 Hits

Live @ MMORPG.COM, Weekly Popularity Contest: :D


#5 Dungeons & Dragons Online (http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/163) 30,325 Hits

Get those votes in at MMORPG.COM! We're in the running for taking #1 Weekly, then Monthly!

PS: Get your activity up to 5/100 or better so you can post a rating and help bring our user rating back up -- the SPAM BOT that got us the hits also deflated the user rating as Stormanne pointed out. If you love your DDO, help rock the votes. (It takes about 2 days of logging in and out of mmorpg.com every 4-6 hours to get 5/100 on activity).

Impaqt
12-09-2008, 01:08 PM
Live @ MMORPG.COM, Daily Popularity Contest: :)



Live @ MMORPG.COM, Weekly Popularity Contest: :D



Get those votes in at MMORPG.COM! We're in the running for taking #1 Weekly, then Monthly!

PS: Get your activity up to 5/100 or better so you can post a rating and help bring our user rating back up -- the SPAM BOT that got us the hits also deflated the user rating as Stormanne pointed out. If you love your DDO, help rock the votes. (It takes about 2 days of logging in and out of mmorpg.com every 4-6 hours to get 5/100 on activity).


Looks like MMO may have fixed the User rating.. Shows 7.62 for me now.. Upfrom 7.55 when Iorgininaly posted this thread....

The IGN User review is WAY up as well folks.. Great job!

Dymond
12-09-2008, 01:19 PM
Finally was able to get my rating above 5 and could rate the game. I gave it all 10 except for performance/Lag. I love the game but not enough to look past the lag problems we've been having lately.

Kistilan
12-13-2008, 01:27 AM
#4 Dungeons & Dragons Online (http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/163) 30,129 Hits this week!

Nice job all -- keep hitting those sites! We can take most-popular #1 right now if we wanted for the day (they just reset on mmorpg.com & the counts are only in the 100-300 range).

Rog
12-22-2008, 06:09 PM
great work everybody being a work troll i help out

Xyfiel
12-28-2008, 10:20 AM
This should never hit page 5...

arrrcher
12-28-2008, 10:31 AM
bmarked and defintiely /signed!

sticky this!

Impaqt
02-24-2009, 11:33 AM
Added a couple other gaming/Review sites today.

Kistilan
02-24-2009, 12:47 PM
Added a couple other gaming/Review sites today.

Sheer Awesomeness!

If you didn't catch my post on the MMORPG (http://www.mmorpg.com) Popularity Status, we were as follows once Ms Stephanie Morrow's DDO Early Game Review (http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/163/view/reviews/load/72/DDO-ReReview.html) posted:

Day 1: #1 Most Popular That Day
Day 2: #3 Most Popular That Day
Day 3: #3 Most Popular That Day
Day 4: Not in the Top 10 for the Day, but #8 Most Popular This Week.*

* World of Warcraft and Age of Conan are not even listed in the Top 10 this week. Current "most popular" include the titles Eve Online, Darkfall, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Warhammer: AoR & Atlantica Online.

Thoreg
02-25-2009, 05:14 AM
...I did my part. Now where's my free six month subscription?

Impaqt
03-19-2009, 10:34 AM
IMPORTANT LIMITED TIME ANNOUNCEMENT!
Escapistmagazine.com March Madness!
Last year, Turbine Upset the gaming world by coming in FIRST! Lets show em it wasnt a Fluke! We're Currently down by a dozen or so votes so we need your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/tournament/index


-Added to OP-

Kistilan
05-18-2009, 11:51 AM
Until Mod9 actually debuts (and is evaluated at large), I'm guessing this thread is in stasis.

Turbine, you can have our support if you reveal vectors. Things like possibly cancelling new races really makes Helping Turbine Make DDO Better seem trite and disheartening.

I commend you Impaqt on this thread and I hope Turbine can raise a beacon of hope in the near future and give us information on where DDO is headed in the next 2 years -- else, helping Turbine will be a cause that many will abandon.