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      Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      Been wondering...

      Does anybody here try to recruit their friends and family that actively play the game to Wizard101Central and make an account?

      It's clear that this site is losing its valuable members faster than it is ushering new members and since I (like many others) don't want to see this site become barren and bleak, so I thought a strong recruitment campaign that will welcome a large amount of members into central could really help sustain the site longer.

      Also it's quite known that the majority of people on this site are guests and not members...

      Do you have any thoughts in how we should get those people to make an account as well?

      P.S. This is just the first step, this isn't necessarily a thread about getting people with existing accounts in Wizard101 Central to start engaging in conversation or making any threads, this is primarily focusing on getting people to make accounts in the first place.

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      Lightbulb Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Windwalker View Post
      Do you have any thoughts in how we should get those people to make an account as well?
      This decade old site is in dire need of an updated UI, improved Staff/Player communication, and more community outreach.

      Updated UI:
      Gonna tag @Jester on this one. Any idea when we'll see this, if ever? From my experience, learning how to navigate this site was decidedly difficult. The banning of copy/pasting images has also proved to be incredibly deterring, but I suppose that's to be expected with a site straight from the 2000's...



      Communication:
      The only Staff I see active on a regular basis are Willow, Alura, and Caspeen. If Central wants to gain and retain new Members, it would be a good look if Jester posted more than once every blue moon and if Olivia (Who I haven't seen at all in my time here) got involved too. One example of this is the lack of a Stormrider Hare Raffle last year, and the absence of regular Central contests. IIRC, we never did receive a definitive answer from Jester as to why this was..



      Community Outreach:
      By this I mean teaming up with KingsIsle more often to host giveaways, reviving the dead Central YT channel, getting prominent Wiz celebrities involved, and relaxing the rules a bit. If Central is to survive, they need to adjust to the shifting meta and embrace it- not hold onto an outdated look and ways of thinking!


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      Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      I am going to update my answer. I used to but don't anymore.
      There used to be games, contests, hatching help threads and clans to goof with. There used to be farming and questing help groups and lighthearted shenanigans. There used to be many graphics shops and at least 3 guides with different strategies for every boss and at least one of those would always fit the different playstyles. Central was the go to place for problem-solving and friends where people would show off their houses daily. Parties, celebrations and so many crazy things to laugh over together.
      It's just not a good environment for any of those things anymore.
      I still enjoy parts of Central greatly, but, a few years ago Central gained a very negative reputation that continues to grow. One that, I can't say it does not deserve.
      Heck, I don't even usually even admit that I am active on Central because of it.
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      Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Windwalker View Post
      Been wondering...
      Does anybody here try to recruit their friends and family that actively play the game to Wizard101Central and make an account?
      Well there's the problem right there. I don't got anyone I know that plays this game lol.

      I imagine that the huge amount of guest traffic we get is related to the wiki since it is such a huge source of info. That or bots. I honestly don't think that Jester or Willow or Alura can do anything substantial to the site that raises membership. I think that the site's success—like many things—relies on the behavior of KI.

      I thought the whole documentary thing was a bold move, and it was probably the best buzz that could have been drummed up for this place given the circumstances. But anything short of KI openly broadcasting in-game "Hey check out this cool place over here, and look crowns contests for members!" is doomed to fail in my opinion.

      That's not to say word-of-mouth doesn't help. The wiki is the first place I recommend once I see the dreaded "Cheats?" during a team-up. I just don't think it will be enough though.
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      Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      Nope, don't know anyone irl that plays wizard101 but I know many people that joined this site and pretty much left. It's not about having members, it's about having active members because this site has A LOT of members and this isn't something we can change but I bet more members would come back here if there was more contests and prizes but that would be temporary, it's just up to people if they want to roam around here and be active. Besides this site there is more people that have made other fan sites and literally were members on this site before they made their sites.."it's all up to fate" if they want to be active members on here




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      Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      i would but central is just old and things have changed
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      Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      I do not have any friends that play Wizard101, I'm playing less and less these days and it appears our new owners are even more about the almighty dollar, which apparently isn't a big deal to a portion of the playing base as wizard seems to be having some great years income-wide. Most of it really doesn't bother me and I ignore the majority of the sale offerings, but the lack of crown sales is driving me towards an end.
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      Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Windwalker View Post
      Been wondering...



      Do you have any thoughts in how we should get those people to make an account as well?

      P.S. This is just the first step, this isn't necessarily a thread about getting people with existing accounts in Wizard101 Central to start engaging in conversation or making any threads, this is primarily focusing on getting people to make accounts in the first place.
      why, tho?

      Central was primarly born as a support website, where people could come and find what they needed to play the game, and then to offer a community of 'healty' behaviors, where Young audience would be safe from aggressive situations.

      Short form, 'quality over quantity'.

      Pushing outsiders to create accounts, when they don't intend or are interested into taking part is just a way to overload servers with login data that will be forgotten soon after.


      Also, the world has changed.. ten years ago, talking on forums was already obsolete, but today... it's vintage!

      Information is 'instant' you like a thing now and forget it in one hour.

      See for example the infamous "baked feta pasta" that flooded instant images&videos sites, and emptied US of their feta stock. I was talking about it today with a colleague, and we agreed that it was just a pretty vanishing thing that has no future - it's not even that good! But don't dare say it aloud, because the king's dress is unseen by the dumb

      Would that be worth of a food forum where it remained for years? Nope, but it engages conversations for a while.

      That's the kind of communication we are having today, and it's incompatible with a forum.

      Unless you install a chat system, that is, and it would be possible, in the past there were forums with instant chat; but then comes the "kids safety" issue - you don't moderate a chat the same way you do with a forum- and we are back where we started.

      So, yeah, leave central with its outdated wiki and with its outdated style, it's one project among others that serves the purpose of supporting a game and that is all it needs doing.

      Even if it will empty bit by bit, the things that were posted will remain (indefinitely, since the owners made impossible to delete accounts :D ), memories of the old game knowledge, usable by whoever needs them; and as long as W101 lives, it won't die either.

      And for the rest, get friends IRL :D
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      Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      Honestly, people visit central for the wiki like you said and whenever i do team up with strangers i would mentioned them about central and after that its their choice to join or not am not sure if this been going on for awhile since i just came back but maybe because of covid the admins situation is not good right now so i guess just give it time. Its true that the site is outdated and need a really good update/makeup. Lets just hope for the best

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      Re: Recruitment to Wizard101Central?

      A big thing to take into account is Wizard101's target audience vs Central's target audience.

      Who is playing Wizard101?
      Who is Central aimed at?
      What are these players looking for?
      Does Central offer this?
      What can forum memebers who want Central to grow do to draw these people in?
      Would the cultural shift be worth it?
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