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hippox89
hippox89


Famous Hero
posted February 04, 2014 07:37 PM
Edited by hippox89 at 22:23, 04 Feb 2014.

[HotA] Community based promotion of HotA [workshop]

The general idea of this thread is to discuss and share feedback with the intention of promoting Horn of the Abyss by a community based effort. If you want to e.g. promote your own YouTube channel in the process then this should be completely fine, too. The shape of the promotion is up to you whether it is video/text or something else, of course.

Note: I didn't want to flood the official thread therefore I made this thread instead which is dedicated to this general subject.

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hippox89
hippox89


Famous Hero
posted February 04, 2014 07:45 PM
Edited by hippox89 at 10:51, 05 Feb 2014.

I'm in the process of making a teaser HotA myself, atm.



-link removed (outdated), though not the actual video with its comments.

RC2V2.1 is ready.

-fix wording
-less cross dissolve applied and generally a shorter duration of it when used

BTW: You cannot replace an already uploaded YouTube video, so I'll remove the links to old revision when appropriate, although I'll leave the actual videos up for the sake of any posted comments.

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heroes_fanboy
heroes_fanboy


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posted February 04, 2014 08:28 PM

When you finish, hippox89, we can send this teaser to different reviewers, and see what they say.
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hippox89
hippox89


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posted February 04, 2014 10:22 PM

Sure, that seems like a good idea, heroes_fanboy. Well, if there's no better alternative trailer available, that is, of course. We could shoot a mail/something to TB/others and include the trailer.

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blob2
blob2


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Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted February 04, 2014 11:40 PM

Good job!

This mod deserves more attention and promotion.

Who knows, maybe it will grow into something bigger then a mod, I don't suppose Ubi will pay any attention to it (I hope not, they are not trustworthy), but maybe HotA crew will receive some serious feedback like a sponsor or sth (don't know if they want it though). There are examples of unofficial mods becoming official...

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hippox89
hippox89


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posted February 04, 2014 11:56 PM
Edited by hippox89 at 00:00, 05 Feb 2014.

Yeah, like the unofficial 'The Forgotten Empires' expansion for Age for Empires 2. Microsoft striped out LAN to monetize the game, though, so I didn't buy it after the mod went official. I think maybe we should be happy about Ubisoft not being interested in making some kind of HD edition of HMM3.

Also, mods and money probably don't go well hand in hand, whether by donating or other means. Anybody have an example of a mod team taking donations?

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revolut1oN
revolut1oN


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posted February 05, 2014 12:05 AM

Really awesome video, very well made. I've already sent it to some of my friends and convinced them to try out HotA

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hippox89
hippox89


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posted February 05, 2014 12:26 AM

That's awesome, revolut1oN.

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hippox89
hippox89


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posted February 05, 2014 10:47 AM
Edited by hippox89 at 11:07, 05 Feb 2014.



HotA trailer, final and public

At last the final version is now out and has gone public on YouTube!

Thanks for all the feedback provided during the making of the trailer.

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Stevie
Stevie


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Undefeatable Hero
posted February 05, 2014 11:08 AM

hippox89 said:
Also, mods and money probably don't go well hand in hand, whether by donating or other means. Anybody have an example of a mod team taking donations?


IceFrog? DotA is an official release thanks to the W3 Mod. So it's possible to get sponsored Go Go HotA Crew

Real nice of you to offer them some publicity hippo, keep it up.

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hippox89
hippox89


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posted February 05, 2014 11:17 AM
Edited by hippox89 at 12:14, 05 Feb 2014.

@Stevie

If by 'sponsored' is meant 'getting noticed for employment opportunities' then I understand. I hope they'll get some notice.

Anyhow, it's my pressure to give HotA a little publicity (hopefully).


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Stevie
Stevie


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Undefeatable Hero
posted February 05, 2014 11:36 AM

Do you have their approval on it though?

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hippox89
hippox89


Famous Hero
posted February 05, 2014 12:13 PM

Well, I don't really need their approval, Stevie. It's a fan made trailer, and the title and description clearly states it as such. I don't see why they should mind it, though.

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blob2
blob2


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Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted February 05, 2014 12:20 PM

If I recall, they don't really mind popularizing or using their mod as long as you won't take any benefits from it (like earning money from selling it). It would be nice if they got some profits from it if you ask me, I mean all those thx!-es from forum users are nice, but those guys should really $profit$ from their hard work...

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Storm-Giant
Storm-Giant


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On the Other Side!
posted February 05, 2014 12:29 PM

They can't get money from the MOD. But I'm sure they knew that when they started working on it.
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hippox89
hippox89


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posted February 05, 2014 12:32 PM

Thanks = profit, no? Besides, they hone their talents in the making of HotA. It's highly likely that this project is also a personal hobby/passion for them, too. I agree with Storm-Giant on what he said, too.

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blob2
blob2


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Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted February 05, 2014 12:46 PM
Edited by blob2 at 12:49, 05 Feb 2014.

Yeah, I know they can't make money from a mod. By profit I don't literally mean money. I was thinking more of sth like a job, or approval from the games creators (hope they won't sue them though ) etc.

And seriously, not many guys finish their work with experience in mind. Usually, from what I've seen with programmers (I have a couple of programmer friends) that do sth for fun not work, they experiment a bit making some stuff and that's that, not actually finishing a game/program as a whole. But it's a matter of personal approach. It really shows that HotA guys are serious, when they make sth, they see it to the end, and even polish their work afterwards by releasing patches... that can only testify to their solidity.

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gatecrasher
gatecrasher


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posted February 07, 2014 02:35 PM

Sweet teaser hippox!

Not knowing how the YT search algorithm works:
Couldn't it be better to add "Heroes of Might and Magic II" or "Heroes 3" to the title such that the video can be found by people who have never heard about HotA?

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Storm-Giant
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On the Other Side!
posted February 07, 2014 02:39 PM

gatecrasher said:
Sweet teaser hippox!

Not knowing how the YT search algorithm works:
Couldn't it be better to add "Heroes of Might and Magic III" or "Heroes 3" to the title such that the video can be found by people who have never heard about HotA?

I agree, but if we want to exploit YT search algorithm, we'd have to write all propperly
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heroes_fanboy
heroes_fanboy


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posted February 17, 2014 06:59 PM

Apart from video reviews' makers, we can also approach those who simply write reviews

I guess it might be a good idea to look which reviews of HoMM III are the most popular on the net, and then inform their creators about HotA. And I mean not only reviews in English.

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