Giving away free weeks of Skial

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2' started by S_O_C_K_S, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:16 PM.

  1. S_O_C_K_S

    S_O_C_K_S Sufficiently Lethal Scout Contributor

    Steam:

    Sometimes on random days I have a trivia contest and give out a week of Skial to try and promote the server. I prefer to play with regulars. Having a server with regulars is so much better then getting random people who come in and ruin the game. I play medic most of the time so I learn the play style of people and nothing worse then having an awesome heavy and they get swapped to the other team. So the goal is to give a free week of Skial hoping they decide to pay for a couple months on their own. Everyone benefits from this.

    My question is: Does anyone have any ideas besides doing a trivia contest? Most people seem to like it but at times I'm taking over the voice chat and don't want to be intrusive and ruin other people's experience. So any other simple contest ideas would be great. It would also be nice to get people into the forums and get it rocking in here.

    I have given away 5-6 free weeks now in the past 2 weeks. So far 2 people have made donations after.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD Uncharitable Spy Contributor

    Steam:

    I've brought people to Skial Trade Servers by doing give away contests for things like Keys/Buds/Bill's/Aussies/Cheaper Unusuals...etc, I'm not sure if people have donated to the server afterwards, but I've filled out servers before with people who have participated in my contests. Giving away weeks of donator might be more viable and sustainable in the long term!

    I usually use things like Rock Paper Scissors and Spycrab Contests, which are faster.
    I do things like Sudden Death Spycrab, where everyone lines against the wall, and last man standing wins the contest, 1 spycrab out.
    Then there's always the arbitrary fashion contests for most ugly, or more themed set...etc.
     
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  3. serbey

    serbey Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Tell me if you're going to do that type of thing again. I have a new friend that's new to TF2 that might want to win those items ;)
     
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  4. S_O_C_K_S

    S_O_C_K_S Sufficiently Lethal Scout Contributor

    Steam:

    I play mostly on Payload US. Have them join....it's random so the purpose is to keep the server full as well. I normally play from 5pm-midnight est area.
     
  5. S_O_C_K_S

    S_O_C_K_S Sufficiently Lethal Scout Contributor

    Steam:

    Those are good ideas but I need something that will include more people on the server and also try to get them to the forums.
     
  6. Oprah Of Flamey Goodness

    Oprah Of Flamey Goodness Somewhat Threatening Sniper Contributor

    Steam:

    Good on you, SOCKS! That's very generous and good of you to support the community!
     
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  7. Bottiger

    Bottiger Administrator

    Steam:

    You can try doing a spycrab contest. People love those.
     
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  8. S_O_C_K_S

    S_O_C_K_S Sufficiently Lethal Scout Contributor

    Steam:

    Ya...I think I'll have to do that soon.
     
  9. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD Uncharitable Spy Contributor

    Steam:

    Yeah Spycrab contests are what I use primarily, cause its just faster, and its random chance, so no judgment/unfairness that comes with fashion contests and what not, and no faster googler vs slower googlers for trivia contests.
     
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