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#442834 Contest #143 - Be a DQ Builder

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 24 November 2015 - 08:59 AM



SO what's the big deal with Neogaf? It means basically...nothing to me.

I dunno, I don't use NeoGAF. But supposedly a lot of gaming industry insiders post there.



That's what I keep hearing.  Well, it's a rumor.  Take it for what it is.  I'd love them all, but I'm 100% a skeptic even with the DQVII and DQVIII news.  Either way, IT'S A CONTEST - HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!!!




I was just wondering why I hear all this stuff about Neogaf and why that place is a big deal to everyone. Seems like when someone posts there people take heed.


And now I have an excuse to play with Legos!

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#442639 Musings on a potential line of videos to promote DQ.

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 20 November 2015 - 11:24 PM

Brainstorming some great concepts!


I also think we should make some art based ads much like the great contest Cesar is running. Maybe we can think of some catch phrases and such.

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#442248 Thank you Woodus.

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 17 November 2015 - 09:09 AM

I appreciate you making this section from the idea I pitched.


Anyway, I've already talked with RiCK who worked on Edenverse to start getting a video produced. This'll be epic! I can't wait to see the  ideas people come up with!

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#442230 The Den advertising agency.

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 17 November 2015 - 01:05 AM


Just a simple ad and mail it to various random addresses. 

Isn't that called spam?


No, its called junk mail. Spam refers to email.

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#442146 The Den advertising agency.

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 15 November 2015 - 11:26 PM

I was thinking that one of our biggest gripes has always been lack of advertising.


The campaign we had was huge in its own right. The Tweets, the spamming of blogs on the SE site, the Facebook pages (which usually had me and Drew coordinating to get people to spam the SE Facebook page)....lots of elements from lots of people came together. Remember the SE survey? I got my wife to do it as well as me. Remember the guy from France who wrote the letter to Japan? I've spoken with him via FB, and thanked him heartily.


The entire DQ7 operation was a heavy grassroots effort. Drew had the connections to get OpHero big, and I was proud to be able to serve as backup. The DQ community was scattered, but we found all the missing shards and assembled them to complete the pedestal.


We needed to have each other's backs in this. Seriously, we all have to be willing to put in our individual efforts- each one is a shard. When you take that moment to write a blog message, you're taking initiative. A team effort is only as good as the willingness of each participant to do their best.


During the summer, I was having some major problems in my real life, and when you need to consult an attorney on an important matter, Dragon Quest is far from a foremost concern. It was other people not leaving the table that picked up my slack. A team is like a chain- each link is needed or the chain is no longer a chain. And each link needs to be strong in case another link needs repair. Fortunately, during my problem spell (which could haunt any one of us at any time), there was everyone else still hammering away.


So...what's my point?


The truth is we still have all the tools for the venture I propose. We need to start an advertising campaign for DQ7 to supplement whatever SE comes up with. We've proven that we as a community have a wide reach. Each of us have access to literally hundreds of people. Some of us may have ways to make videos or pictures viral. Drew and I can spread the word to a degree, but the reach goes beyond when everyone pitches in.


What we do here at the Den is of limited scope...HOWEVER, this is usually the birthing spot for ideas that we carry out. Seriously, what is stopping us from setting up a Youtube channel to put up videos? Then share the living hell out of them? Or simple art constructed ads that you can share on FB, etc? Cesar is first rate with that stuff. His promotional materials would be epic.


And as for videos, I actually have a goofy idea where I tell someone (i.e. my wife) that I'm going on an adventure.


I then take my F150 out into the woods. AFter a minute, I stop the truck and say "Time to begin the adventure." I pull out my son's 3DS (since I don't own one) and the DQ level up tune kicks in. The DQ overture kicks in and some gameplay scenes are shown with the typical sales pitch.



I'm gonna lose some sleep tonight brainstorming. Here's hoping I'll see some ideas brought to the table when I log on tomorrow.




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#441598 DQ7 is coming! And...

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 12 November 2015 - 08:51 PM

Now we are so happy we do the dance of joy!


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#440584 Man, that was some sad (spoilers)

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 31 October 2015 - 05:12 PM

Your first post to reply to me? Much obliged!


In truth, I think the whole scene with Healix's dad kinda made me think of the time growing up with my own father. He's 84 now, and I wanna cram in as much time as I can.

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#440541 Man, that was some sad (spoilers)

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 31 October 2015 - 01:15 AM

I just beat the story (did all quest chains before proceeding to boot), so Shadroth was not a challenge. I was over leveled to take him on. I'm glad I was too- its been a long time since I wanted to pound on a boss as much as I did this punk.


I gotta admit, although I figured Healix had the Circle of Light the entire time, that flashback scene with his father was...


Oh man, that was a legit tear jerker. I haven't stuck my middle finger at an on screen boss and angrily stomped a mud hole in his ass since the entire post-Aeris Jenova fight in FF7. That was 15 years ago. 


Following that was a tearful farewell. Yangus and Healix crying... nothing comical about it. And then they finish it off with My Road, My Journey of all tunes for the credits. As soon as that kicked in, I thought to myself "Damn, they really did lay this on thick."


Maybe I'm getting soft with age.

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#439248 Review Thread

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 19 October 2015 - 08:09 AM

Reading this has made me proud to say that I have NEVER used a review as a factor in a purchasing choice.

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#438719 Phil Rogers talks about crowdfunding for localizations

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 14 October 2015 - 10:23 PM




Hard up or what?


Nah, just pathetic. Maybe if they showed an infograph based video with very specific and legit numbers I'd consider it.


But I just sunk a hundred bucks into their company in exchange for the title I wanted. And a lot more in the mobile department.


Want my money? Gimme the product. 


And what if they say "Yes, we turned a profit on game  X, but it wasn't a mega seller" ?


My response..aww, are you crying? Aww, did your profit making ass want a tissue? Aww, maybe we can have your Mommy bring that to you!


Seriously, if you're willing to show your legit numbers, then I'll be glad to help. But when you've shot yourself in the foot with a core fan base numerous times by your own ineptitude (well documented all over the net), perhaps you should at very least consider tactfully and informatively making your case for crowdfunding before asking on the eve of a release that we're giving you our hard earned cash for!


Like my Dad used to say: "What do I look like I do, sh-- money?".

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#437109 Alternative way to enjoy the Dragon Quest mobile games

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 28 September 2015 - 07:51 AM

Welcome aboard! Your first post, and its one worthy of being pinned!


I definitely need to give your idea a try!

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#436285 Party time!

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 19 September 2015 - 12:40 PM

To celebrate my 1000th post, I give you a party anthem. Now let's get jiggy with it!


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#435625 RSS: Dragon Quest Heroes DLC included on-disc in western release - Gem

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 12 September 2015 - 01:08 PM

Can't argue with a wise business decision! Remember my speil about the free saftey conversions offered by Ruger? Happy customers are loyal.

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#435089 Give us some more ideas!

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 06 September 2015 - 08:49 PM

Yo' Mama's So ugly...


That Estark needs Viagra to keep his swords erect!


(Sorry, I had to).

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#428972 No Joke! DQM: Joker 3 is coming to Japan

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 15 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

I did not like Joker 2 all that much. I actually kept a small record on paper, and the rate at which you scout even in the high 90s percentile was outright dumb: WAY too many "failed to scouts". Joker 1 was perfectly balanced and fun. I got sick of Joker 2. I wish we'd gotten pro for the extra storyline, but frankly my opinion of this game is not high at all. 


I'll announce this on my pages, but on this board I will add: if this ever came stateside I'd likely buy it only to boost DQ sales. I would go in cautiously. Who knows, maybe it has returned to the balanced ways of the first one.

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