Friday, July 25, 2008

New Focus

Well the new Interstellar era has been out for a couple of weeks now and everything looks pretty stable. The log files don't show any significant errors and I haven't seen any bug reports. So either that means the code is fairly clean or people just aren't playing :)

Along those lines, I am now going to try to address the issue of players. Up to now I have been purposely not trying to gather a lot of users because I don't want people to show up and try to play a buggy and incomplete game and then leave. But now I think it is time to try to see if we can get more people to show up and play and start to grow 'a community'.

So instead of working on the game mechanics, I am going to start to work on content and features that will attract and hold other players. You have probably seen the 'voting' links at the bottom of the main page. I am not a huge fan of these kinds of things, but the truth is they can drive traffic if people vote. I am not offering any kind of incentive to vote (yet), but we'll see where that goes.

I may also start purchasing ads on other sites to get some exposure.

So anyway, you may not see a lot of visible changes to the site, but hopefully some more players will start to show up. Please welcome them and help them get started so we can grow and fill out the game world a bit.

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