Ok, let's say there is a game you love. But even WoW seems to be feeling the pinch of the economy. They came up with the "Get your Friends Addicted" promotion. It promises "If your friend/family member purchases a full copy of World of Warcraft and pays for a month of subscription time, you get 30 days of subscription time FREE!
If your friend/family member pays for two full months of subscription time, you'll receive an exclusive in-game zhevra mount!" As well as, 90 days of triple xp whenever you and your friend play together.
So, Muds, strat games, everything are emptying for this promo. It is sad, but your favorite game does not need to suffer.
Ok so the game is free, can't pay people to play there, or can you? Maybe not real money but what about triple xp weekends for groups over 5?
What about special items created just for playing on a certain date?
What about OLQs?
Fine you say, but how do we let people know if they are all off playing WoW? Ahh there I can be of some help:
Here is a list of places that are good for MUD, MMO and online Strat Promotion
Gamer DNA (formerly Guild Cafe
A place to set up a page for your clan for free. Promote your game and your MUD. It is heavily WoW and Warhammer oriented, but I have had some oldbies check in after they saw Valhalla there.
This site is all about MU* promotion. Free banner displays (as well as paid)
a forum for your MUD. Lots of friendly people who will help you in promoting your game.
Web Gaming Friends
A social network for gamers. It covers all the NOT big MMOs