Trial Account and Game Promotion
Its clear that this Game need smore Population
And I think best way to Archieve this would be to let People Know
Most of my Friends I recommended the Game to are mainly bothered by the Idea of Buying it and then not liking it.
So heres some Suggestions
Trial Account for Limited time
Two Week Trial Account
Can be Downloaded Freely from the Homepage
Will be like normal Account in exception that
you cant Train Units Level in City (or if Implemented by Training Pit)
you cant Recruit Mercenarys
you only get 2 Army Slots
you dont get Any Quest Line Except for one of Sir Lenloth against Menthorn Uprising of which you dont get the Repeatable Quests tough
Will Limit the Actions of Trials so they want to Buy the Game
Will be hard to abuse since you cant use Fast Army Building and those wont be able to keep up just by repeating the Trial Accounts
Might be seen as being Food for those who Pay and this might damage Reputation among some new Players
Might actually be misunderstood and take out alot of Fun of the Game since you are bound to be weaker in PvP
Unlimited Trial Account
You give out the Client for Free which means that the Person can play all Singleplayer Content but cant use Online Kingdoms since they dont have an Key to Register
Proven to be an Effective Way of Recruiting people very fast and very steady since most people like to play Multiplayer sooner or later
Will Promote the Game to a very big Audience in a very short time
Offers the whole Client and thus is an very Big Step as it means Declaring large part of the Work as Freeware
Many People might be Content with Offline Playing
Any Player who has the Game gets one or two Trial Keys
those Keys offer Full Access to the Game and all features
with the Exception that they will only work for 1 Week
No Risk of People abusing it since the Number of Keys is Limited by actual Buyers
Offers Good View of the Game and might Attract Customers
Very Slow in Promoting Game since the Trial Number is Limited and those wont Increase Fast
Just so i said my Part
Think best of those three would be second Option
I know from myself that in Many Games I played Single Player and then the More I played slowly build up the Wish to go Online and Fight others.
But I wont disregard third Option as well
Especially since I could Immediatly get at least 2 or 3 guys into the game which only declined due to the fact they need to pay before they play
In the Shadow of the Black Cross. We Fullfill our Duty in your Name.
And Look forward to the Day we Return to your side Silvanos.
Watching over our Comrades as they Fullfill their Duty in your Name.