Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A Possible Google Map for C&C players?

I've ported this over from a post I made on our Troll Lord Games forums because we want to get feedback from as many people as possible to decide if we want to pursue this or not:

Hey all...

We are thinking of doing something that was suggested by a forum member (Terry, aka Demiurge). Actually we are thinking of taking their idea and expanding on it a bit. It was suggested to us that everyone might find it useful/fun to have a google (or some type) map showing where forum members are. You can do that now, sort of, by looking at the listings under ppls names on the forums, but this would be in a map setting. And we thought it might be interesting to expand on that idea, to maybe include all C&C players and those that might want to play C&C but have no idea people around them are playing, sort of a gamers seeking gamers part of it.


Please note that this would be strictly optional; you do not have to be a part of this map if you don't want. It would be only an opt in deal for those that are interested.

Would anyone be interested in something like this? Would you find it a good tool for finding players, talking to players, seeing where people are and maybe that would help get more games going? We've had some great growth spurts over the past months and have seen an increase in forum use and society membership and met lots of people at Cons who love playing the game but then go home and have no one to play C&C with.

So please leave a comment after this blog if you have an opinion.  The larger the poll size, the better it will help us decide whether we want to do something like this.  Thanks!

7 comments:

Maasenstodt said...

I'm game for that.

Bubba said...

Sounds good to me

Mythulto said...

Definitely. This is a cool idea.

jen said...

I could not be more enthusiastic. It is an excellent idea!

Mark Martin said...

Why are we still talking about this? Let's do it already.

Tim Burns said...

I know, Mark, most people seem up for it. We are going to run the poll for about a week, then once we decide we will figure out which one works best. Then we're going to have to figure out where to host it, etc. But it looks like most people might like it.

Rikitiki said...

Hell yeah! I'm guessing just a semi-generic town-level mapping, yes? Not something Googlie-earthy so specific that the revenooers can find us. Otherwise, those zombies who still have enough BRAAAINS! to use Google will be coming to our houses for dinner.