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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:49 am 
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I'm a little dismayed that we haven't seen any new and shiny promotions for MOUL on GameTap itself. The trailer is a mash of the old E3 one, and it was released quite a while ago.

There's no sneak peeks, no interviews, none of the fanfare that accompanied Sam and Max. There's not even a blurb in GameTap TV under "Coming Soon".

I'm hoping someone, somewhere is working on this sort of thing, please?

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It's coming.

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GD said that GameTap and Cyan have a "media blitz" planned for the period of time leading from open Beta to Live so I guess nothing much is going to happen until we get to open Beta in... a week? Two weeks? We're getting close..

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They *have* prominantly featured Uru in both of their last weekly "new games" e-mails, and it's been on the front page of their website for months now, so things aren't totally silent.

They may be waiting until the rumored new site design goes into effect to start driving traffic here.

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I think Eleri comes from a time when, in retrospect, the silence toward the end of Prologue was a portent of what was to come next. A bit more marketing noise could do a lot to signal the all-clear and help those who learn from history to feel more at ease.

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Yup. It's Old Timer nerves talking, and me watching the clock tick down through December waiting for the Media Blitz. Having an indication that the Blitz is on its way helps :)

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Given that the open beta was supposed to be at the end of novemeber, and the release in december I see a problem on the horizon if they release as planned there isn't going to be much of an open beta. If they are doing an extended open beta then wouldn't that push the release date back.


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And don't forget they will only receive major bugs at the moment, not all the small ones they will need to fix after that! Sound to me like 3 - 4 months.
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Was Myst Online meant to go live on 12/14? Gametap would seem to be indicating that..

Usually after their week's updates have been posted, if you pull up the "Coming Soon" tab on GameTap TV they'll list what's going to be put up the following week. However for some reason today that list is BLANK... so was Uru Live meant to be the hot ticket item for next week and then missed its target?


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I think it's clear Uru Live will survive. I suggest supporting Cyan's original promise to release only when it's ready and respond to any delays with appreciation for wanting to do a good job. Turner/GameTap should also receive credit for their part in being flexible.

I also suspect that any marketing for Myst Online: Uru Live need not be a blitz that quickly disappears, but a long-term investment of steady advertising at a persistent, but not high, level of exposure to give it time to ramp up and create an awareness.

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Is open beta/whatever on the 12th hype enough? :D

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Honestly, yes and no. It is exciting news, yes, and it did go out to all the GameTap subscribers who get the newsletter. This is good.

When I log into the GameTap service, looking as a casual user, I see almost nothing about MOUL. Nothing prominant on GameTap TV, nothing on the opening splash page.

That's what I'm looking for. Something that Joe Average, logging into GameTap, sees right off. For something that's a 'flagship' product, it's pretty quiet. If I get people signed up for GameTap, on the strength that Uru Live is coming, It would be nice if they had something in GameTap to indicate that it really is on the way, and it really is as special to GameTap as it seems.

I don't expect, and I don't think it'd be wise, to have a one time blitz. But I was hoping to see a steady stream of things geared towards the general public, rather than just us fans.

Less than a month away from launch, I guess I was expecting a new trailer, at the least.

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Eleri wrote:
I guess I was expecting a new trailer, at the least.

I think Zandi's trailer is all they have and he isn't going to give it up easily.

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It's the Silver Twinkie!

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Just looked arounf Gametap and MOUL is on the Coming soon page. :D

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