So me and my friends started a new Mush, (hiddendimensions.aresmush.com),and recently opened it to the public on Aug 17. We’ve been aggressively advertising, spreading the word and doing some mu* exchange ads. The game allows players to play FCs andOCs from a large number of games: Buffy, Angel, Charmed, Dreddenfiles, Highlander, Twilight, and while we use fate combat we are very flexible with people not using rolls in situations where they want a specific outcome.
However, we’ve had very little luck in recruiting players. Players will log on as guests, peek around, sometimes even express interest, then pop off and never show again. We have maybe 8 players total and two weeks later we’re still tiny.
I’ve started up mus before and they’ve always had a large explosion of players in the beginning, at least 20, sometimes even 50-100. Now I’m looking at other ares and other mus sometimes with very obscure themes and OCs only that are super popular and wondering what are we doing wrong? What wise can we do to attract players? Are supernatural themes really so unpopular now?
Suggestions and comments welcome. Thanks.