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Can you at least do a mystery box every once in a while?
As for the changing of the drop down bars, I'm all for it. I'd rather you put it in small clickable text above or below the buttons like they used to (People may mistake them for ads) but whatever will keep this site running. I hope that there will be more emphasis on the classic portal again though.
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What have I done with my life?
Hope you're not busy the next week or so Tom... got envelopes?
All the same, I'm glad you're streamlining the site and reducing manhours, however, selling merch on another website, and simply putting the link on the FP (with the other NG links), might be a preferable alternative. Newgrounds site traffic will pick up soon! Just need some ads...
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At 9/25/13 04:23 PM, sweet21 wrote: Will you throw everything in the store at other online retailers like sharkrobot.com or something?
I might talk to Sharkrobot about shirts and might try putting the Tankmen up on Amazon... All sorta up in the air at the moment. Might be tough to get someone else to sell the Penicorns. :P
This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.
Guess I'm gonna need to buy a shirt soon. Does this mean a wider variety of digital goods will be available in the future? Donations to artists, or micropayments in games could be pretty cool, in my opinion.
It's terrible, but I'm trying to make it better.
At 9/25/13 05:13 PM, TomFulp wrote:At 9/25/13 04:23 PM, sweet21 wrote: Will you throw everything in the store at other online retailers like sharkrobot.com or something?I might talk to Sharkrobot about shirts and might try putting the Tankmen up on Amazon... All sorta up in the air at the moment. Might be tough to get someone else to sell the Penicorns. :P
Why not move back to using CafePress for logo shirts/tote bags/etc? That way there's still NG merch to be had for those of us that want it and you aren't bogged down with wasting time and you at least get some type of kickback from it right? or do they charge fees?
Also, my wife totally lost my angry faic keychain. I want a new one :( Maybe you can setup some type of item trading system in the old store pages so I could trade with somebody for it using my NG logo keychain :3
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Aww shit, I wanted to buy like EVERYTHING once I've got money, turns out it's been three years since I said that and I still haven't got any money, oh well... I'll just make a Tankman with clay.
At 9/25/13 05:53 PM, BlueSpectrum wrote: I would buy bought tons of things from the store if it accepted paypal...
Same here. THAT I'd be able to use for payment since I can at least find the card things to put money on my PayPal account. I can't find any of those disposable credit cards (since I don't have an actual credit card) or whatever the hell they're called. And trust me. I've looked.
I've never bought anything (except a shirt that I got with credit ^u^), so I'm ambivalent, but couldn't you strike up a deal with cafepress or some other print on demand site to merge your systems? You can't do the figurines this way, I suppose, but there's no reason you have to do any work yourself just to sell t-shirts and posters.
Woah, I did not expect to see that for the important news... = c
Altho i never really bought anything im still saddened but i trust in Tom!
Long live NG
It's a real shame. I remember buying a Penicorn a few years back (on an old account) and it's a shame there's not a lot of new funny jokes like that that can make sales. I'm worried how this will impact Newgrounds to be honest, I know that the site needs to move forward, but selling things like Artist DVDs and CDs always made it feel like a bit of an extended home.
Is there a way i can sell my Store Credits for real money to you guys? xD
If there is i would sell my 70 SC for 15 paypal dollars
No mather how good you are sometime, somewhere, somehow...
At 9/25/13 02:25 PM, TomFulp wrote: This past year I've had a growing resolve to end the sale of physical goods in the NG store. This will likely happen in early 2014 so if you've ever wanted to buy a Tankman or one of the remaining shirts, this would be a good time to do so!
Shut your mouth, Fulp
At 9/25/13 07:45 PM, Viper50 wrote:At 9/25/13 05:53 PM, BlueSpectrum wrote: I would buy bought tons of things from the store if it accepted paypal...Same here. THAT I'd be able to use for payment since I can at least find the card things to put money on my PayPal account. I can't find any of those disposable credit cards (since I don't have an actual credit card) or whatever the hell they're called. And trust me. I've looked.
I sent money from paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org with my username in the comments, mentioned it to tom, and then money.
just ask around and you'll get an answer
Although its a saddening topic, your heart is in the right place pushing things that just dont work for the site, and enhancing the things that do. making more lively content for the site is a great thing in my mind. after all this is a site all about the creative content creation so big respect making this decision.
I guess I should spend that store credit I have :)
At 9/25/13 08:16 PM, MSGhero wrote: I sent money from paypal to email@example.com with my username in the comments, mentioned it to tom, and then money.just ask around and you'll get an answer
Oh. I didn't know you could do that ._.
At 9/25/13 03:36 PM, TomFulp wrote: The accumulation of features has been a growing weight, which is why doing things like eliminating the store and some of the event days can ultimately be good, if we can spend our hours on new things instead of maintaining old things that people aren't really that interested in anymore.
The publishing angle has been tempting but I've always felt awkward about it because I like to find ways to help people make and publish things on their own, without giving a chunk to a publisher. There are still lots of useful publishers doing useful things for devsm but it's nice for a dev to be able to make it without one and truly be in control of their destiny.
Alternatively I do wonder about the on-line game sales angle, because I talk to devs with great games that aren't on Steam. I imagine as soon as we address something like that, so will Steam, and when you look at stuff like today's announcement of the steambox beta, you know you're up against something pretty damn awesome and hard to compete with.
Historically, NG's biggest gains in traffic were always a result of game releases, and all of those games (Castle Crashers, Hominid, Meat Boy, Isaac, etc) were major hits on basically every platform they were released on. That said, the NG developer base has proven that they're competent enough to consistently produce the kind of quality content that has been so beneficial to us. Steam is moving forward at an incredible pace and Xbox and Playstation are both massively expanding their indie game libraries for the next generation, so if there was ever a time to get back in the game, it's now.
I'm not saying the devs need to be rushed to shit out a title that can be marketed, just that you (the staff) acknowledge that those big titles are really Newground's lifeblood at this point, and now is the time to start considering some new releases if we want NG to move forward as a community.
Maybe you could still include some merh for higher donations, like a mystery box for say, 3$0 instead of $15?