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uneducated
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New Website Issues

Post by uneducated » Thu May 09, 2019 5:57 pm

1) Indian Spring Field of Glory Tournament Missing

This tournament is ongoing but is not listed

2) My Page: My Tournaments

Though I am participating in Indian Spring, the page indicates that I have not participated in any tournaments.

3) No Merchandise

How about stocking some stuff like a Slitherine T-shirt or cup. There are 3rd party organizations that can sort some branded merchandise, if desired.

The new website looks clean and more modern.

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Re: New Website Issues

Post by gwgardner » Wed May 15, 2019 4:41 pm

Fully 50% of the website page is wasted blank space, on the two sides. Makes no sense. I am using 1920x1080 resolution.

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Re: New Website Issues

Post by IainMcNeil » Thu May 16, 2019 9:35 am

Thanks for the feedback.

Uneducated, the tournaments are being fixed and should be up and running later this week.

Merchandising is an interesting idea but the logistics are pretty hard. We have a global audience and storage and delivery becomes an issue. We can outsource it but last time we looked there isnt anyone who can deal with it globally so only a subset of the audience would be able to buy and it would be a bad user experience for everyone else. Having said that its something we should have another look at for sure.

GWGardner, if you zoom in you can fill the screen. Most pages are this kind of width and you just adjust the zoom level to make it work. Let me know if this helps.

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Re: New Website Issues

Post by uneducated » Fri May 17, 2019 11:51 am

IainMcNeil wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:35 am
Thanks for the feedback.

Uneducated, the tournaments are being fixed and should be up and running later this week.

Merchandising is an interesting idea but the logistics are pretty hard. We have a global audience and storage and delivery becomes an issue. We can outsource it but last time we looked there isnt anyone who can deal with it globally so only a subset of the audience would be able to buy and it would be a bad user experience for everyone else. Having said that its something we should have another look at for sure.

GWGardner, if you zoom in you can fill the screen. Most pages are this kind of width and you just adjust the zoom level to make it work. Let me know if this helps.
Hi, Iain!

There are companies now which specialize in putting customized branding onto merchandise like mugs and T-shirts and then making it available online. Here is an example of one such organization, though I am not sure how good they are:

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Some of these outfits basically automate everything for you, once they have received the designs, and handle the shipping too.

I am trying to think of how physical goods might be used well with digitial products. Trade fairs and promotional, in-house videos might be one occasion. I think there might be some benefit to co-selling, for example an Empires: Field of Glory T-Shirt alongside a (boxed?) edition of the game. Having (strictly) limited edition runs of a particular item, for example, a tournament winners mug trophy, might increase their value somewhat. The beautiful artwork for the digital figurines in Empires: Field of Glory must have been costly to create. Those wonderful efforts could be deployed profitably again on T-Shirts. This might help in e-sports, with teams wearing Roman Legionary T-shirts playing against Carthage Elephant T-shirts.

I gather that pithy quotations from ancient times are being incorporated into Empires. T-shirts lend themselves to such slogans.

You can see a group of players banging their (various) Slitherine mugs together in "Cheers". The collision between the mugs would represent strong friendship and conflict.

Would it be profitable and worthwhile though...?

If I have time, I shall have a further look for a company that would handle everything. I seem to remember one but can't call it to mind right now.
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