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Massive Catacombs marketing campaign

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by scorge, Mar 14, 2005.

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  1. scorge

    scorge Fledgling Freddie



    Umm well its been a couple of weeks Requiel, and i haven't seen any increased visibility of Catacombs (here in the UK). Even the Major UK distributors have the wrong date or dont have it shown at all.

    I know you said the main thrust will be the actual launch, i haven't seen anything advertising catacombs yet.

    Whats gone wrong, your not going to tell me that sewing seeds of confusion into your existing player base is the marketing campaign?

    Did i blink and miss it?

    :m00:
     
  2. Dorimor1

    Dorimor1 Banned

    Don't worry, I'm sure goa are working hard to market Catacombs and for one I trust that Requiel and the whole launching team will get the job done
     
  3. Bloodclot

    Bloodclot Banned

    i am looking forward to the marketing campaign
     
  4. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr! FH Subscriber

    i am looking forward to the TV adverts and full page magazine adverts myself.
     
  5. Takhasis

    Takhasis Can't get enough of FH

    [​IMG]

    Preview in this months PC Zone - Review next month (ie in a week or so's time)
     
  6. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr! FH Subscriber

    "the goal for new UK publisher Hip interactive is to make sure the existing game gets the attention it deserves through promotion and in store marketing"

    lol
     
  7. Bugz

    Bugz Fledgling Freddie

    At least they didn't slag it off.
     
  8. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

  9. Deld

    Deld Loyal Freddie

  10. Berthold

    Berthold Fledgling Freddie

  11. Dwali

    Dwali Can't get enough of FH

    webhallen.com a swedish site has EU catacombs with release date 25:th march
     
  12. UndyingAngel

    UndyingAngel Can't get enough of FH

    oh thats good.. mabey ill order it from thre so I can get it in a few weeks :E :m00:
     
  13. Flimgoblin

    Flimgoblin It's my birthday today!

    Yes I'm quite surprised they're not spending masses of cash advertising a game a month before the public boxed-set (the thing that any new player would be buying) is released.....

    I mean it's a great idea to waste lots of money on advertising something noone can buy yet. (Yes, yes i know, hype it up before release and all that, but what you want is people to see catacombs in a game store and think "ooh I saw that on telly", not "ooh I saw that on telly a month ago it must be old)

    Wait till the end of april, if you've still not seen any advertising then you can grumble. A massive advertising blitz before now would be somewhat silly imo. But given all you lot seem to want to do is whine at the GMs for not advertising at you enough (*boggle*) I guess I might as well talk to the cat.
     
  14. Earl

    Earl Fledgling Freddie

  15. UndyingAngel

    UndyingAngel Can't get enough of FH


    well arnt we fast sparky ! i think the other 3 or 4 ppl.. above you didnt notice that :E
     
  16. Otho

    Otho One of Freddy's beloved

    It´s a common strategy to marketing products before it is available, Mr Sarcastic, even if you seem to find it silly. Build a demand and then release a product, not release a product and then build a demand is the general way companys work. Being into marketing myself I can not say I am impressed by GOA´s way to handle such a important product launch.
     
  17. Flimgoblin

    Flimgoblin It's my birthday today!

    I'd imagine the handling is in the hands of the marketing company...

    And yes I've heard of building demand then releasing a product, but my point was I'm not surprised you've (well Scorge since he started the thread) not seen anything yet given the main thrust of the advertising is aimed at the 15th of april. Come the 1st I'd have hoped to have seen something but I think it's a bit early to start screaming.

    When are the magazines out this month? Personally (and I'll admit I'm no marketing genius) I'd hope to see some more previews in the issues just prior to the catacombs release (so within a month before) and some reviews not too long after.
     
  18. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr! FH Subscriber

    a quick look around Hip interactives web site and no luck on daoc, so that part may be a typo (as it is just the preview) and we havent heard anything from goa/mythic about new publishers in the uk/europe.
     
  19. UndyingAngel

    UndyingAngel Can't get enough of FH


    Yep just had a look at there europe website.. which isnt finished might I add :p there is nothing about catacombs either them working on it.. or listed in there up and comming games which is serprising since they have games that are not comming out for another 4 -5 months listed on there website.
     
  20. Rami

    Rami One of Freddy's beloved

    Getting tired of all the DAoC/GoA flaming tbh. Anything GoA says or does equals a big fat whine threads where everyone flames the GMs to Japan and back. If we want DAoC to continue to be a good game perhaps we should think about what we're doing for our community (DAoC community that is) atm. Anyone that is interested in DAoC sure as hell won't buy it after reading a few threads on FH.

    Let's look forward to another year of DAoC and try to be positive instead! :cheers:
     
  21. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr! FH Subscriber

    i dont think people in this thread are flaming daoc, i for one still enjoy the game, its just downright frustrating that 2 weeks before launch nobody really knows anything, if goa handle the saviour of daoc this badly i really cant see the game i love having a future.
     
  22. Adianna

    Adianna Fledgling Freddie

    Hmm... now is that cheaper than a plane ticket? Perhaps I should become a Gamemaster. I'd like to visit to Japan.
     
  23. Shanaia

    Shanaia Fledgling Freddie

    touche imo
     
  24. Earl

    Earl Fledgling Freddie

    Nobody else posted about PC format no..
     
  25. scorge

    scorge Fledgling Freddie

    2 days to go... what went wrong with the massive marketing campaign? its so massive that game dont even have it listed........



    :m00:
     
  26. Takhasis

    Takhasis Can't get enough of FH

    and if u bothered to read the offical thread from Requiel u would know why...
     
  27. popa

    popa Fledgling Freddie

  28. scorge

    scorge Fledgling Freddie

  29. popa

    popa Fledgling Freddie

    nooo but why put diferent release game and play.com is the main web page 4 pre-order
     
  30. Flimgoblin

    Flimgoblin It's my birthday today!

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