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How to advertise your Sphere server
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How to advertise your Sphere server
Hi all!

A few others and I were talking about ways to advertise your sphere server... Get it out there.
There don't seem to be alot of possibilities right now, but if we put our heads together, I'm sure we'll be able to come up with a few good tips and dare I say, tricks.

Ranking sites

Uo Gateway
Uo Top 200
Join Uo
Xtreme top 100
Gtop 100
Ultimate Private Servers Top 200
Mmorpg Top List
Ultima Top 100 (polish)
Top of Games
Games top 100
Servers top 100
Arena Top 100

Other sites/Software

I've also found this nifty site that ranks shards based on online players.
It's pretty cool and a lot of people seem to use it. You're also able to post pics of the shard and comment through social media.
UO is not dead

Selectuo seems fairly new, so not alot of shards have signed up yet.. It's site is basic but clean but it really shines in the software departement:
SelectUO

Referral awards

Giving your players an incentive to invite their friends doesn't seem like a bad idea!
You could give your players in game rewards every time they bring a new player to the shard or after a new player they referred stays for a certain amount of time.

Make sure to check ips and other forms of possible abuse.

Another thing:

(01-28-2014 06:16 PM)Soulless Wrote:  Im currently trying to advertise the shit outa my server. i notice on days where i post all over facebook, youtube, and forums i'll get atleast 4-6 bites. if you have a substantial amount of players already on you will retain that 4-6 players you get mostly from that days work. It seems to be all about getting lots of players at one moment, then keeping that batch, then getting another batch. players don't seem to trickle in and stay if they are the only players.

i spend a couple hours a night running around with adverts and working towards getting players. seems to be a time consuming job at first, but word of mouth will do the work later.

I will be adding things to this topic as we go along, but would welcome your suggestions and ideas.

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09-30-2013 09:34 AM
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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
Those are about all the ones i use. though i see you added some new ones to your list that im not familiar with.

http://www.arena-top100.com/ is one not listed above.
http://ultimaportal.com/ as well

as far as the popular ones it seems to be top 200 uogateway and join uo.

i read someone else who had said they posted on reddit about their shard and they got LOTS of people.

i do a facebook and twitter account for my server, but getting the word out seems to be the hardest. how to draw people in by the masses

this topic is a great idea, and maybe we can get some amazing ideas being thrown around.

What am I working on?
09-30-2013 10:25 AM
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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
Yea, facebook seems like a good idea... but the problem with that is that there isn't a platform on which to post facebook links for uoservers. People won't find your shard on facebook unless they already know about it.

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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
cool. thx!

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09-30-2013 03:17 PM
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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
Np! But I'm having trouble with looking for other ways to advertise... I've tried looking up "tutorials" or articals on advertising mmo freeservers... But can't seem to find (a good) one. Go figure...

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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
I recently found this:

http://www.uosteam.com

Seems useful.

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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
well if fuckin

REGISTERSERVER=menace.ne.mediaone.net

still worked... =)

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11-13-2013 08:43 AM
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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
It has been mentioned and some annoying prick also opened a feature request for it on the bug tracker (me) however, it's still not exactly ideal for advertising to player given not too many tend to visit the emulator sites when looking for a shard. Though it would still be useful were it to return.

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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
yah add it in your sphere.ini and your shard is automatically advertised at shardlist.spherecommunity.net *hint hint*
or buy a catchy domain name for it

(like the old 48e 51a days)

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RE: How to advertise your Sphere server
check this shit out...

http://web.archive.org/web/2002060919255...pherelist1


i see my server on the list =)

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