On to something more fun. The idea is to list any element you can come up with that you'd put on the website to help us reach the goals we mentioned earlier:
1.2 What are the short- and long-term goals of the site? short term * attract new players * provide visual marketing through flashy graphics which consist primarily of screenshots and videos, secondary storyline and gameplay summary) * make getting started with CA easy * make CA look like an attractive and engaging game * add a wiki-guide to provide a link between the new players and the old; the old players write the content so that new players learn the nuances of the different units more quickly * attract visual and sound artists
long term * list news and updates * offer community features such as a forum for discussion * provide a central place where visitors can find all needed information (combination of TRAC, wiki, forum,... + external links) * integrate development functionality such as TRAC provides * generate recurring interest * attract developers
Listing updated 29th August 2.01am GMT+1
TEASING / MARKETING billboard: screenshot slideshow or video event announcement (e.g. learn from the masters! join game "x" 29 august at 8pm) tournament ladder top 5/10/50 ladder players battle report videos (similar to starcraft http://tinyurl.com/lmo3s9) short testimonial sentences "we're currently looking for"-box wallpapers (and other fanbased stuff) links of CA on other websites such as Twitter, Facebook, ... (marketing) download links short and intense promotional video
MEDIA fullscreen slideshow player videoplayer unit specific videos unit specific screenshots general screenshots general gameplay videos best artwork/concept sketches
NEWS news listing news articles RSS-link list of replies recent revision changes
INTERACTIVE "bookmark this page"-button a weekly 'ask the devs' column a way to comment on articles get notified of updates (subscribe by email) TRAC integration central login for all integrated sites (if possible) forums possibly report bugs/faw (redirects to trac) input box for contacting, so that no registering or email client is required search box shoutbox planetwars website integration
INFORMATIVE short and prominent introduction text (what CA is about) FAQs introduction/newbie guide gameplay summary unit list/overview individual unit descriptions and statistics indepth wiki for more information unit of the day with short description/hints contact information list of credits sitemap search results
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unit of the day with short description/hints contact information input box for contacting, so that no registering or email client is required news articles a way to comment on articles list of replies short testimonial sentences ...
This is excellent. Thank you. Much easier to check stuff off now
Edit: Spent a couple minutes organizing them, but there were a few that I'm not sure what they mean.
a weekly 'ask the devs' column RSS-link "we're currently looking for"-box list of replies short testimonial sentences fullscreen slideshow player
Any clarification would be nice.
Also, I noticed quite a few "news" items, I'll probably condense them all into one and have them below the intro stuff on the main page. Digg/Reddit doesn't seem very necessary, as this is a game site, not a news site.
We could definitely warrant joining/posting stories to these sites though, to promote some interest/hype. If we worked together as a whole community we might even push ourselves to the front page and reach critical mass [/wishful thinking]
Yes, but a lot of these could be considered duplicates, and some are pretty small/simple. (Plus we aren't doing *all* of these are we? There are a few that I would just as soon leave out as they wouldn't add anything of value)
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