What makes a hit mission?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
01-27-2013, 05:13 PM
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Since I haven't seen it pointed out (sorry if I missed it) a huge part of making a mission successful is marketing. There are tens if not hundreds of thousands of missions in the Foundry, and unless you have some super mission that gets nothing but 5 stars, it's going to get buried. It's up to you to let people know.
Advertise it on the forums, there's a whole subsection dedicated to listing new missions.
Advertise it on StarbaseUGC.com.
Make a trailer/promotional poster. (Great to advertise on the above.)
Put an eye-catching graphic in your signature.
Getting one of the Foundry podcasts to review it: PodcastUGC, Foundry Files, Priority One, BroadcastUGC and PrimetimeUGC.
If you feel your mission is good enough you can submit it for featuring.
I don't think ALL of this is necessary, I only really use a few people reviewing missions and I have the benefit of a pair of contest winners, one of which is spotlighted. Other than that though, I've never had a trailer or a banner and I honestly have been really lazy about making/keeping up a list of my foundry missions on even my fleet's website. I still got a fair amount of plays per-official spotlight feature and S7 list clogging.