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Community spotlight, where to talk about it?

Two of the three people in the community spotlight look like they've never been a part of enmasse games, let alone Tera. I've also never heard of any of them before..

When do the real community members get spotlights? Like Xypher, Minarie, MannyTheLegend, to name a few. Of course that's if they wanted to be in the spotlight.

But i've seen this stuff before, they leech a few followers and views and never look back. Pretending that it never happened.
need more info i guess

Comments

  • KillerPenguinsKillerPenguins ✭✭✭✭
    Paying a few people who don't play/know tera at all to play it for a few hours isn't going to help the community. Maybe a stream where known (as known as they get) tera streamers help/teach a more famous streamer the game would be better, but what's going on here isn't the answer tera needs.
  • At the bottom of our first En Masse Community Spotlight article, there is a link to the En Masse Partner Form.
    If the community members you've mentioned are interested, by all means, please share the Form with them, and we'll be happy to do what we can.
  • KillerPenguinsKillerPenguins ✭✭✭✭
    At the bottom of our first En Masse Community Spotlight article, there is a link to the En Masse Partner Form.
    If the community members you've mentioned are interested, by all means, please share the Form with them, and we'll be happy to do what we can.

    I remember people talking about this previously, unless the requirements have been changed there are fewer total TERA viewers than the enmasse partner(ambassador?) program requires - I think it would be a good step for the community if you stepped up to find some of the regular TERA streamers who love the game and help them out rather than bringing in people who are only doing it a few hours for the money. It doesn't necessarily need to be paying the current streamers, but something like giving them small stream codes or incentives for pvp tournaments, that sort of thing, would go a long way towards helping the community. Or if the goal is to have outside streamers help revitalize the community, a stream where people who DO regularly stream tera and intimately know the game partner with better-known streamers to do tutorials or help them through some gameplay would go a long way towards helping the new players that come from those streams get acclimated (since tera is notoriously a brick wall for most people initially learning)
  • unless the requirements have been changed there are fewer total TERA viewers than the enmasse partner(ambassador?) program requires
    I may be wrong about this, but I am currently under the impression that our Ambassador Program beta has been rebranded, and the eligibility requirements have been adjusted. If you need more specifics, the Form is there to fill out, and Tailypo can reach out and get a conversation started.
  • KillerPenguinsKillerPenguins ✭✭✭✭
    unless the requirements have been changed there are fewer total TERA viewers than the enmasse partner(ambassador?) program requires
    I may be wrong about this, but I am currently under the impression that our Ambassador Program beta has been rebranded, and the eligibility requirements have been adjusted. If you need more specifics, the Form is there to fill out, and Tailypo can reach out and get a conversation started.

    If this is true, it's definitely something you should advertise somewhere. I know there are dedicated streamers (i'm not one of them) out there who would be very interested in knowing that they may be eligible for the program now.
  • Ray676Ray676 ✭✭✭
    This isn't even the first time lightitupdan has been sponsored. what the [filtered] enmasse. why do you sponsor these nobodies who are going to never play your game again unless you pay them?
  • KillerPenguinsKillerPenguins ✭✭✭✭
    Ray676 wrote: »
    This isn't even the first time lightitupdan has been sponsored. what the [filtered] enmasse. why do you sponsor these nobodies who are going to never play your game again unless you pay them?

    be constructive, not offensive. insulting people never accomplished anything.
  • Ray676Ray676 ✭✭✭
    Ray676 wrote: »
    This isn't even the first time lightitupdan has been sponsored. what the [filtered] enmasse. why do you sponsor these nobodies who are going to never play your game again unless you pay them?

    be constructive, not offensive. insulting people never accomplished anything.

    I thought i was being both at the same time. I've accomplished a lot by insulting people tbh
  • aeee98aeee98 ✭✭✭✭
    many of the supposed regular streamers don't get to be on the ambassador program because of potential bans due to third party applications or toxicity.

    With console launch coming soon this may change though.
  • PetasoPetaso ✭✭
    I literally have no clue who these people are. ;w;
    And i check the tera live streams everyday sometimes multiple times a day.
    Dont you think if you have people who dont even really play the game be in the spotlight is kinda weird?
    Plus if you guys are the one to try and make partnerships with twitch streamer shouldn't you be talking to them or paying attention to the twitch streamers that are almost all day playing tera?
    This seems half baked. owo
  • SeraphionSeraphion ✭✭✭
    Imo calling this "community spotlight" kinda raises the wrong impression (if it's true that these streamers are usually not playing Tera) so I understand the concern expressed here. However, I think the idea behind this whole Ambassador Program is to get popular streamers to play Tera so that their followers feel motivated to try out the game too. For this reason, I'm perfectly fine with this partner program since we really need some more players.
    If you give a "popular" Tera player a spot in this program, it's all cool. But will that person even have good number of viewers who'll feel incited to try out the game, or will the stream only reach the usual viewers who play Tera anyway already?
    An actual "community spotlight" like we used to have with the "teach me how to..." - streams would be quite nice though ^.^
  • EquitasEquitas ✭✭✭✭
    Ray676 wrote: »
    I thought i was being both at the same time. I've accomplished a lot by insulting people tbh

    Doubtful. Humble yourself.

    "In-house" streamers are alright for already trending games that people want to learn about, or for people who are already playing and want to see gameplay from another perspective. TERA enjoys neither of these benefits. Not many people upload videos or run live streams of TERA, and not many people really care to watch content from those that do. The only streams that gather any significant following are those from community managers. It was smart for En Masse to reach out to a streamer with an established audience and incentivize them to play this game. The idea is that it may draw some of their viewers to play this game. I'm not opposed to putting the spotlight on current players, but I do understand why En Masse made the decision to feature someone from outside the community.
  • Hey folks,

    I just want to hop in and say that I think this is a great discussion to be having, and offer some insight into the new En Masse Partner program.

    Having recently joined the team as the Community Outreach Specialist, my immediate desire was to get a program up and running to begin showcasing individuals actively interested in creating content featuring En Masse titles. This meant redefining barriers to entry, and in many cases starting anew. My thoughts are, 'already have an established following?'; than let’s formulate some badass opportunities for the community and begin making them a reality. 'Maybe you’re just starting out but love TERA or another of our titles?'; I want the En Masse Partner Program to provide you a platform to grow you and your community. Have an idea to share, maybe even a crazy one? I want to hear it, and constructively approach how we can make it happen, together.

    I’ve partnered with Circuits and CobaltDragon to get a feel for our existing communities, begun outreach to our previous Ambassador Program participants, am contacting Discord communities with shared interests, experimented with contracting a few streams with LightItUpDan, and will continue to look for anyone and everyone that wants to work with me to make epic schtick happen.

    But, as has already been said in this thread, just as new faces provide new perspectives and offer new energy, I would be remiss were I to not highlight long-standing community members and recognized their contributions over the years. If you know someone (yourself included) who would make a good Community Spotlight, or have ideas how I can improve these as I work to grow the partner program, I want to know! You can contact me on Discord.gg/eme, or email directly at [email protected]; I’ll answer, and we’ll get the ball rolling.

    Lastly, in regards to the question “if they’ve redone the Partner program, why does nobody know about it?”—we will be announcing the full launch of the En Masse Partner program in a few weeks time. Until then, I look forward to hearing more feedback from ya’ll!

    Cheers,
    Tailypo
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