Sprint #1 10/8/2012

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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby Romdeau » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:03 am

I'm beginning to pick up on the idea that MysteryMan is quite fond of GD.
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby monkeysmiles11 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:07 pm

I am also having the same problems with my avatar as callonia...
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby Ropey » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:41 pm

I had problems with avatar until I emptied cache. So it does work in some cases.
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby MysteryMan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:21 am

This sprint is coming to an end and the next one will begin shortly.

Once that happens we will shortly post a new agenda for the next sprint along with a retrospective of how to improve our behavior based on our observations of this sprint.

The main topic of our next sprint is improving the new user experience.
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby ChiYoung » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:46 am

Does how about how slowly the edit file tab loads count as a bug? Sometimes it loads different pics too.
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby MysteryMan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:11 pm

ChiYoung wrote:Does how about how slowly the edit file tab loads count as a bug? Sometimes it loads different pics too.

What do you mean by different pics?

As for issues with the speed of the game - while that's not really a bug I should find something that equates to "things that really needs to be improved."

The disconnect issues and the speed issues will go away as sections get transferred to HTML 5 in future sprints.
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby GonFreeces31 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:35 pm

Can we hear about efforts you guys have made in the advertising department? Or are you going to wait for some structural improvements - new starters updated system for that?
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby MysteryMan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:54 pm

GonFreeces31 wrote:Can we hear about efforts you guys have made in the advertising department? Or are you going to wait for some structural improvements - new starters updated system for that?


Right. We just sent out an e-mail campaign to everyone who opted in to the newsletter. So we are focusing on getting existing users back for now (the new user experience isn't up to snuff yet). After next sprint the game should be at least playable as a new user and we'll be advertising with a lot of webcomics.

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A little over ten years ago one of my friends went to Otakon and had fun. He said we should start something like that ourselves and three or four of us decided to go for it. We hosted a convention in our college and 300 people came. They had fun and told their friends, so 600 people came the next year, 1200 the year after that, etc. Last year the convention had 8,000 people and got an award from the city for bringing in the most business. This year the convention had over 10,000 people come.

When the convention first started the webcomics were some of our bigger guests. They didn't get the respect they deserved from most other places back then. When we treated them with a level of respect they deserved they were very grateful. The convetion became a place for webcomics to hang out and meet their peers. The convention owes a lot to webcomics and it wouldn't be where it is without them.

I figure once the new user experience is improved I'll talk to my contacts about advertising on their sites. They've always been good to me personally and I think their readers are in line with our target audience.



After that expect to see campaign waves through other markets, such as gaming news sites.
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby GonFreeces31 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:58 pm

If you haven't already, I'd recommend reading "The Tipping Point" by Gladwell. Maybe a lot of the stuff is obvious to people in business, but it's still a good read with pragmatic implications for Alteil.
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Re: Sprint #1 10/8/2012

Postby MysteryMan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:47 pm

GonFreeces31 wrote:If you haven't already, I'd recommend reading "The Tipping Point" by Gladwell. Maybe a lot of the stuff is obvious to people in business, but it's still a good read with pragmatic implications for Alteil.


Thanks! I'll add it to my business-centric reading queue and will probably be able to reach it in a week.
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