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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
04-02-2010, 05:01 PM
Originally Posted by Mirror-Master
1) If you're doing data mining and we all play the game, why not take the time to implement in-game polling? In game clearly offer rewards such as energy credits or cryptic points for taking the poll. That's how you can reach all players.
Of course. We will absolutely implement in-game polling. It's a very good idea. This is also not an either / or scenario.

Originally Posted by Mirror-Master
2) Reading between the lines, this seems to have a marketing agenda attached. So the other intent of this is to create a 'STO Fan Club' to promote STO?
Oh, please don't read between the lines. Realistically, that's just another way of saying, "I'm making an assumption."

Certainly, we want to promote STO. What company doesn't want to promote its games? It's not a marketing agenda, though. Every person at this company wants to see the game they worked hard on promoted and successful.


That's not what 's governing this effort. We have distinctions between social, community, PR and marketing. I've explained the crux of the Advisory Council a few times already, but the basic gist of it is: we have over 100,000 active players who do not post on the forums and we have a huge Star Trek fan base that has either not tried STO or does not care for STO. How can we hear from them? The Advisory Council is one such way we can begin to hear from others outside of these forums.