Shakes & Fidget - The Game - Supportboard  

Go Back   Shakes & Fidget - The Game - Supportboard > Board Archives > Archive Game & Support > General

Notices

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6th October 2011, 02:55 PM
Leander's Avatar
Leander Leander is offline
Community Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Gilde: UK forum
Posts: 5,069
Default Games & the UK?

The UK community of all our three games is small. There is still only one server for Shakes and Fidget or SoccerStar while other countries have more:

S&F servers:

Hungary: 6
Czech Republic: 9
Poland: 12
...

Why is that? Are browser games in the UK less popular? Is the game too expensive? Do teenagers have less time for computer games due to the school system, for example? Do you play on the US servers as there are more users? What are the reasons?
__________________

Shakes & Fidget Community Manager


Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  #2  
Old 6th October 2011, 05:21 PM
Knytul Knytul is offline
Mighty Hero
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 253
Default

Not sure if this helps, but most of us who play on the UK server, are NOT from the UK. Me, im from the US, alot of my guild is from like Greece and Bulgaria and Italy.....
  #3  
Old 6th October 2011, 06:11 PM
Leander's Avatar
Leander Leander is offline
Community Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Gilde: UK forum
Posts: 5,069
Default

Thanks. And do you play on the US servers, too or just here?
__________________

Shakes & Fidget Community Manager


Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  #4  
Old 6th October 2011, 06:14 PM
GeorgeKen's Avatar
GeorgeKen GeorgeKen is offline
Epic Raid Leader
 
Join Date: May 2011
Gilde: UK forum
Posts: 620
Default

I am from Greece, I dont play in any other server besides this one and my opinion is that the game is poorly advertised in UK pages for example.... I have seen advertisments in Greek pages, US pages etc, but never in UK pages.... Maybe what I say is not correct, but could that be the case?


(lets not forget that most players in this kind of games come from internet advertising, if not all of them)
  #5  
Old 6th October 2011, 07:28 PM
Knytul Knytul is offline
Mighty Hero
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 253
Default

I only play here. Honestly i didnt know the US servers existed when i first signed up. I just so happened to stumble across the UK server first and the game looked cool so i signed up.
  #6  
Old 6th October 2011, 07:34 PM
Knytul Knytul is offline
Mighty Hero
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 253
Default

im going to kind of branch off of what Baldur is saying. Just look at the current player base we have now. Most dont even know that there IS a forums for the UK server (even though theres a big button up top that says Forum).

The problems are like Communication and Advertising. My best guess is that the popularity of the UK server has been mostly built off of word of mouth. I found the game on just internet research, part of what i do. 2 friends of mine joined just on word of mouth (mine). Im willing to bet that alot of people joined the game on word of mouth. Beyond that, i really havent seen much that really promotes the game.

If by some reason that the company owners are unwilling to promote the game for the UK server, im curious when we should be expecting to merge the UK server in with another, and if so, which?
  #7  
Old 6th October 2011, 10:00 PM
GeorgeKen's Avatar
GeorgeKen GeorgeKen is offline
Epic Raid Leader
 
Join Date: May 2011
Gilde: UK forum
Posts: 620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knytul View Post
If by some reason that the company owners are unwilling to promote the game for the UK server, im curious when we should be expecting to merge the UK server in with another, and if so, which?
I'd like to see a merge with one of the US servers (thats the only possibility considering the language issue... i wont start learning Hungarian for S&F and i bet the Hungarians wont like that either xD).


All in all it comes down to this:

1)Either change the marketing policy (if there is any).
2) Implement something really interesting in the game, the scrapbook only lasted for 1, max 2 weeks. after that it became boring.
3)Merge with a US server. (the remaining active players will renew their interest with some new competition)
4)Go like this until the game dies.

Last edited by GeorgeKen; 6th October 2011 at 10:03 PM.
  #8  
Old 6th October 2011, 10:22 PM
Knytul Knytul is offline
Mighty Hero
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 253
Default

I agree, most of the server primarily speaks english. And for those that dont (we do have a few in our guild), we have made arrangements to have information translated. If those arrangements fail, babylon translator works wonders in most languages. But i wouldnt want to try to translate EVERYTHING i say to a bunch of Hungarians constantly...
  #9  
Old 7th October 2011, 07:04 PM
Masq's Avatar
Masq Masq is offline
Farm Hand
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 37
Default

I only found out about this game when i was on holiday in Spain. It was an advert on one of the gaming website and then told a bunch of other people i work with about it, and they pass it on to others and so on and that's about half our guild now >.>.

A very interesting fact i did not know until using my laptop in other countries, was that ads you get change depending were you are. I always thought English website English adds, but no you get Spanish adds in Spain etc. Damn you Google adverts you clever ******

I live in the UK and i have never seen this game advertised once on any websites that usually advertise free to play games in the English region. So I think your main problem is you don't actually advertise in England but you do for other regions. Or if you did it was for a really short time because I never saw it. And i usually visit allot of websites that have free to play games plastered all over their advert spaces.

Last edited by Masq; 7th October 2011 at 07:07 PM.
  #10  
Old 31st October 2011, 12:02 PM
Abbandon Abbandon is offline
Toy Bow Toddler
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9
Default

Hmmm... maybe a lot of UK palyers play on the USA servers?

But I have to agree with most of the sentiments here... i only found this game when i was in Germany.... and i think i have only seen it advertised once on a UK site.
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright by 'Playa Games GmbH'