I was curious, when signing up for a realm account, we sign up using email. I am guessing RatLabs must have the old emails. Can't we just sent out one big email to all past customers
"Realm is now available for free" … drag them in at least and once they are hooked we get them to become noble citizens.
Some might say but they did not sign up for getting emails. How about saying "Dear Customer, we are planning on shutting down despothes server; however as a token of being an old customer we made you a lvl 200 toon on finvara server (give the toon equal stats across the board and make him an adv)
Now with the new micro transactions on stat change, that might push the returning customer to get a stat change. He'll see it as a small price to pay to get a customized 200 lvl toon.
- Get the word of mouth out that Realm is back
- Show that Realm now is free and doesn't have that silly Credit Card to sign up trick because in the past realm was also famous internationally. So hopefully we get the international clients back
- In that same email of having the spin "sorry shutting down old server but hey get a new 200 toon free because you were a past customer" and by the way the new server is also FREE. Again stressing Free
The game to get good needs more players. The fastest way to get them is to tap on the players who actually played this game.
To get entirely new players might be tricky. The best thing going for the game is price and low pc specs. It can also be packaged under "casual" gaming.