So, last year a batch of us decided to make up a Topic to place in the Main Event Forum during the Easter Event, the idea being that we could generate some excitement about zOMG! amongst the huge audience that the Event Forum always draws.
Well, we all know what happened last year, and the Topic was a complete bust.
But, to my way of thinking, the concept was a sound one, so I've dragged that Topic out of mothballs, and tweaked it a bit to reflect this year's version of z!Easter.
It's curently HERE, and wouldn't be hurt in the slightest by having some z!F regulars drop by and bump it from time to time, and maybe throw a <3 or two at it.
I still think that zOMG! is one of the best features that Gaia has to offer, and maybe showcasing it to the people who are hunting for Bunnies in the Main Event Forum, might just encourage them to give it a try.
Any support form the z!F would be much appreciated.
***EDIT*** Just a quick note of thanks, to everyine who's already stopped in and Bumped the Topic so far.heart
We're already at almost 800 replies and 29 <3's, and haven't fallen off the first page for long, if at all.
Great work zOMGaians!blaugh
***EDIT, the second*** I have added a small Bumping Contest to the Topic.
Winners will receive "I Am" Items to help them fight the lag in zOMG! smile
***EDIT the third*** In keeping with the zOMG theme of the Bumping Contest, I have added a few Powerups to the Prize List.
Check it out, and who knows?
If the bumps keep coming, I may have to add more. ninja
***EDIT the final*** We just hit 750 pages in the Topic, and I've decided that I'd like to go for an even 1000.
You might say that getting another 3750 posts in the next 18 hours, is an awful lot to ask, and you'd be right.
But I've added a pretty nice prize. wink
***EDIT - the Prologue*** It's OVER!
And, with the help of many of Gaia's finest, none moreso than our own beloved Memory Haunts You, we met our goal of 1000 Pages!
That means we were indeed able to give our top prize, of a Bloodstone Gem to one lucky Gaian, and we hope to see her in DMS soon!
I'd just like to say "Thanks!" to everyone from the z!F for giving us a few Bumps every now and then, and in doing so, keeping us moving.heart
The Poll ended with 637 zOMGaians participating, which was almost 3 to 1 vs non-zOMGaians, and 45 people who said they might just give our game a look!blaugh
All in all, I'm pretty pleased!blaugh
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to bed for a week, because I'm totally burned out.rofl
We do hope that a some of the interest garnered by events like this can help persuade Gaia into at least giving us back one full time dev.
Very much so, but the z!Easter Event doesn't get a lot of "support" from Gaia in the way of Site Advertising.
We got a Dev Notice, and I'm grateful for that, but i figure the more people who are aware of
z!Easter, the more people who are likely to try it, and maybe get hooked! smile
The only thing that's gonna get zOMG! more Dev time, in my opinion, is increased usership, and about the only way we zOMGaians can increase usership, is to get the word out to the R.O.G.
Concurrent Events seems like an ideal opportunity to do just that IMO. smile