I joined this site in 2007. I checked it out signed in and left. At that time there were many Axis and Allies sites and this was one of many. I played only live games up to that point and only at GenCon. (well some on aamc but i hated typing in all the orders) After about 2009 or 10 I quit Axis and Allies completely – gone. Played Flames of War - miniatures until I was broke. – now.
So then I decided to go back to Axis and Allies. I checked all the sites I had done before… There were very few and none really active. In fact the only one with any kind of activity at all is this one - Axis & Allies.org.
I got here and was like WoW – look at all these games… Crap what have I been missing. So I called up an Old A&A friend and said lets play and he showed me AA50 and 42 and I was once again hooked.
But how/where do I find players–I did google searches and looked around Wisconsin- any cons events with A&A nope it was long gone. None in Mn, IA or even IL… I would have to go back to Gencon.
I was like I really don’t want to, However this site had it all and it then it hooked me on Global 40 2nd editiion. I was like this is what I been looking for all along… But how/where do I find players. This site has it too.
So what I am getting at is to find ways to advertise this site more on social media-- I have no idea how to do that. But I have learned there are many people that would play if they knew a site like this was available.
I am hooked back in because of TripleA and the Play by Forum option that this Web Site offers.
One option is to give perks to people whom advertise on Facebook or twitter or other places. I mean I have 1200 people on my Facebook and if I knew what was wanted I could post something every so often about A&A Org.
Others could pick up twitter or other places that they like to use.
You could give them a bar or something – about advertiser… Plus it would give your sponsors more hits/views and could bring in more players to the site.
As for current Patron Perks I had considered giving but was short but when you personally sent me a message DJensen is when I committed. It meant a lot. This site offers something that no other site is really doing – yet very few people know about it.
I think offering more options then 3 is good. A platinum for 100 bucks or so. give a t-shirt - send them a beer. Heck I have seen kickstarter people suggest 500 dollar donations or 1000 dollars for dinner and a game with the best players…
Heck anything for fund raising.
Sorry I was so long winded I just think you have a great thing going and would like to see it grow. Thanks.