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How can we make Xonotic more popular?

#1
Discuss below.
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#2
riveting
bye / bad luck and have boredom
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#3
I think the most obvious move is invite friends to play with you.
I've already made my 2 brothers play with me, and a friend of mine will likely try it out this evening.
If each player invites another, you effectively double the playerbase. 
If each invitee then invites another player, you increase the playerbase by 50%.
The percentage decreases in each succession if each new player only invites one person, but the number of players itself will keep increasing. And the more people we have the stronger this invitation effect will be.
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#4
Seo and PPC can help the xonotic to become popular and social media can also help to become popular.
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#5
Small thing you can do: Add Xonotic as "non-steam game" to your Steam library (in case you're using steam).  That way you kinda "spread the word" without much effort. If you have a lot of friends on Steam some might at least look it up, when they see you playing xonotic so much. I even added some pretty screenshots to my Profile. So some people who see my profile might check it out that way. I don't know how much it actually helps but i mean.. why not?
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#6
yell at strangers on the street
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#7
(05-31-2021, 04:48 PM)MusicGoat Wrote: yell at strangers on the street

one problem: no one really can pronounce the name let alone remember it xD
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#8
(05-31-2021, 04:48 PM)MusicGoat Wrote: yell at strangers on the street

Why yelling at strangers when you can simply wear your own custom Xonotic T-shirt (or sweater, cap...) in public Big Grin
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#9
Or a Xonotic mask...
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#10
Apply for Jehar's Organgrinder and duel a friend (or an enemy) on Tastyspleen stream.
erebus minstanex erebus Angel
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#11
How about a snowball scheme of blackmailing people?
Like so:
I blackmail you to play xonotic regularily and have fun doing so while you got to blackmail at least 2 more people into doing the same.

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#12
(06-01-2021, 01:29 PM)BuddyFriendGuy Wrote: Or a Xonotic mask...

Oh my... we don't want to be associated with maskers :^)
iMac OS Monterey 12.1
Xonotic 0.8.2 autobuild
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#13
A new official release would probably help...
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#14
About adding new stuff is hard, everyone don't come and test the cake, they stay in the old stuff and refuse to learn the new because of their very closed mind...
Sorry for being pessimistic, but it's the harsh reality...  ._.
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#15
(12-31-2021, 08:48 AM)LegendGuard Wrote: About adding new stuff is hard, everyone don't come and test the cake, they stay in the old stuff and they refuse to learn the new because of their very closed mind...
Sorry for being pessimistic, but it's the harsh reality...  ._.

The inconvenience of updating via autobuild or git while not having an understanding of what im actually updating for overweigths me wanting to update.
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#16
so you want documentation ranjid? HAHAHAHA
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#17
Autobuilds do indeed lack changelogs and average users should not be expected to use them. Their purpose is to give advanced users and developers a chance to see the latest development progress and potentially contribute to the project (in the case of Git or in issue reports).
Thankfully the latest developments see use on most of the popular servers, which are already showcasing what a new release would contain (outside of any visual improvements of course). This is a double-edged blade though, as it can also appear as if not much changed when a release does happen, since everyone has already played with the new improvements.
With the new year, it can seem like there is less hope for a release of the game, but the opposite is true; now more than ever there are developers joining the ranks and they are helping to resolve the major roadblocks preventing a release. The future is looking brighter for the game.


Regarding popularity of the game; Xonotic has always relied on word of mouth, the development team has always been small and as such has refrained from focusing precious resources on advertising the game in its beta stages.

Xonotic is a community-driven game, spread the word and help this community grow!
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#18
Responding to the original question:

Literally just word of mouth and possibly getting content creators to play it. That's all, really.
Angry  You can't just rok and nex me!!!!     erebus Yes.
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#19
(12-31-2021, 08:46 PM)Mario Wrote: Autobuilds do indeed lack changelogs and average users should not be expected to use them. Their purpose is to give advanced users and developers a chance to see the latest development progress and potentially contribute to the project (in the case of Git or in issue reports).
Thankfully the latest developments see use on most of the popular servers, which are already showcasing what a new release would contain (outside of any visual improvements of course). This is a double-edged blade though, as it can also appear as if not much changed when a release does happen, since everyone has already played with the new improvements.
With the new year, it can seem like there is less hope for a release of the game, but the opposite is true; now more than ever there are developers joining the ranks and they are helping to resolve the major roadblocks preventing a release. The future is looking brighter for the game.


Regarding popularity of the game; Xonotic has always relied on word of mouth, the development team has always been small and as such has refrained from focusing precious resources on advertising the game in its beta stages.

Xonotic is a community-driven game, spread the word and help this community grow!

True. My point was more like why update if I dont even know whether or not I'm downloading any changes.
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#20
I just tell my IRC gaming buddies about it. A lot of them used to play Quake, Alien Arena, Assault Cube, Nexuiz etc. So they already dig that kind of game play.
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#21
trick question. you dont
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