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Update from Your Community Manager

Ciel

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Introduction:

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I really need to start either typing these things in Word or saving my drafts. That said, I am still typing this in the awful on-site editor. Sigh. Let me try this again. It is the end of the semester and that means many things, namely Summer. While Summer also means many things, what it means for GamePodunk is Ciel's to-do list can finally be picked at. As such expect me to once again play an active role in the community and earn my invisible dollars.

 

I remember posting an update some time ago, but alas I cannot locate it. I know that things around here can get pretty bleak and as such I figured it was high time to post another blog just to keep everyone up-to-date with the goings on of GamePodunk. So what is on GP's plate for the future, then, huh? Well, I am not so certain myself! But what I do know is what I intend to bring to the table. So let us unpack this lunchbox and try to see how long it takes for me to exhaust this stupid food metaphor.

  • is a nice, instrumental, song to guide you through these slightly intoxicated words.

Now kick off your shoes, sit back, and feast on my words! And cue the obligatory anime .gif already! (People are going to start thinking this is a site for weebs--and they would be correct.)

 

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Interviews:

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I have a few interviews lined up. Kind of like a buffet line--OK I was reaching with that one. I hope to have an extensive Realm Reborn interview posted by the end of the month. No, not with Square, but with those who play the game. I have asked numerous people to participate and answer questions about their experience with the game. Not boring questions either (I do not roll like that, you know that). Complete with character photos, too!

 

I am also looking to continue interviewing up-and-coming gaming personalities. I do not care to interview known personalities. They do not need or quite frankly deserve the publicity. As GP is (still somehow) a growing spud, it only makes sense to help others grow as well.

 

Expect one more interview this month before the Realm one. I hope I can do about one a month. I have no idea who it is yet. Time will tell. I do not really care to do video/audio interviews for a variety of reasons so please don't ask and just learn to read.

 

Reviews:

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I am currently (and newly) unemployed. That means in order to play games I will have to start reviewing them. Expect more reviews from me in the future. I look forward to doing this more often; less for the games and more for the experience. We have lost some great faces over the last year and I will try my best to fill in the blanks. Wish me luck!

 

Let's Play:

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Probably starting sometime by the end of the week I will post-up my gaming library and let everyone vote on a game they want to see me play. I will then play that game via a Let's Play stream on Twitch. Uh, there might be some giveaways of sorts eventually--but not right away. I am sure by the time I get the whole thing posted I will have some incentive to get everyone to watch. Maybe I will turn it into a drinking game since I will be drinking anyway.

 

Contests:

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I think these will still exist. I dunno. It was no secret I was pretty bothered with the showing at most of them. I will have to revamp some things. There will probably be more Twitter-based giveaways and less forum-based activities. But take this with a grain of salt. I would rather have less "Do X, Get Y" and have people come join us on Game Nights for cool prizes. Which leads me to my next point. I've got a Destiny expansion pass bundle-thing I am looking to get rid of. Hint, hint.

 

Game Nights:

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We already play a lot of Smash and Mario Kart. We did play a lot of CS:GO too. Well hopefully soon people that participate will stand a chance to win a prize or two! I also want to add more games to those we frequent. Not sure what these prizes are. I will make a post in the future asking everyone to post their gaming library. I will then sift through everything and figure out what games most of us have in common. Cause I have nothing better to do with my time.

 

Idea: Prizes = Amiibos. You kids eat those things up. It only makes sense to win an Amiibo while playing Smash.

 

Housekeeping:

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There are some other minor things I want to adjust, like... still get us a new and darker skin. I'm trying people, I'm trying! Jason is a hard man to please.

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Ciel for Site Admin 2016!!!!!

 

(I'm starting your campaign train early!)

 

A lot of lofty ambitions and it will be impressive you follow through with even half of them considering how many ideas have fallen by the way side these past few months. Looking forward to see what you can cook up for our buffet oh Master Chef.

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Ah here we go. I found it! http://www.gamepodunk.com/blog/58/entry-608-gamepodunk-house-keeping/

 

Let's see here...

 

Christmas stuff - nope

Random prizes - nah (still fond of the idea, however)

Game Night prizes - still working on it

New skin - still working on it

New Members - still working on it

My play - canceled

 

We're doomed. I would be great at E3.

 

Making a dark site skin seems to be the easiest thing ever since we're on a templated site...CAG uses IP Board as well and they have a dark skin option. GAF has a dark skin option. Cmon GP, behind the times!

 

Hey you wanna come to TGS with me? ;D

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There are some more official things going on that I'll be filling the staff in on soon; including one that Ciel is going to like a lot (no, it doesn't involve pay, sorry).

 

I do like the Amiibo giveaway for Smash tournament thing, though I can imagine only GP members will enter (because generally most people want an easy opt-in to contests), but I'm more than okay with that since I'd rather they win something like that than someone coming in randomly for the contest and disappearing.

 

 

Making a dark site skin seems to be the easiest thing ever since we're on a templated site...CAG uses IP Board as well and they have a dark skin option. GAF has a dark skin option. Cmon GP, behind the times!

 

CAG also has money and more than likely hired professional web designers to do the theme.

 

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But in all honesty, yes, a dark version of the current site is something I could theoretically do. The issue is it would take some time to get everything right, and that's something that's sorely lacking these days.

 

But yeah, it's something I'll add to my list of things to do when I can spare some time. Personally, I'd like to fix the footer first.

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Just wanted to comment real quick on that dark skin idea (das racist). Wouldn't it be cool if we did it as sort of a day theme and night theme? Like, not based on the time of day, but if you chose the day theme the site has a blue sky at the top with the logo of houses or whatever, and if you chose the night theme the blue sky becomes a starry night sky with the lights on in the logo. Just a thought to bring more of that podunk theme into play.

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There are some more official things going on that I'll be filling the staff in on soon; including one that Ciel is going to like a lot (no, it doesn't involve pay, sorry).

 

I do like the Amiibo giveaway for Smash tournament thing, though I can imagine only GP members will enter (because generally most people want an easy opt-in to contests), but I'm more than okay with that since I'd rather they win something like that than someone coming in randomly for the contest and disappearing.

 

CAG also has money and more than likely hired professional web designers to do the theme.

 

 

But in all honesty, yes, a dark version of the current site is something I could theoretically do. The issue is it would take some time to get everything right, and that's something that's sorely lacking these days.

 

But yeah, it's something I'll add to my list of things to do when I can spare some time. Personally, I'd like to fix the footer first.

 

True CheapyD got that mad affiliate money after all. But CAG is maintained by a single web designer (Cheapy's friend), though I don't know how much time and effort he spends on it. (Possibly a lot!). So yeah I see where you're coming from. :)

 

 

Just wanted to comment real quick on that dark skin idea (das racist). Wouldn't it be cool if we did it as sort of a day theme and night theme? Like, not based on the time of day, but if you chose the day theme the site has a blue sky at the top with the logo of houses or whatever, and if you chose the night theme the blue sky becomes a starry night sky with the lights on in the logo. Just a thought to bring more of that podunk theme into play.

 

 

That's actually a neat way to approach it. I like it! :D

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Just wanted to comment real quick on that dark skin idea (das racist). Wouldn't it be cool if we did it as sort of a day theme and night theme? Like, not based on the time of day, but if you chose the day theme the site has a blue sky at the top with the logo of houses or whatever, and if you chose the night theme the blue sky becomes a starry night sky with the lights on in the logo. Just a thought to bring more of that podunk theme into play.

Yes please to this.

 

As far as Smash tournaments go, I don't have a Wii U myself, but if they were streamed I would watch them when they happened. 

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