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The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Katroine » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:52 pm

I simply adored the first installment.
Yay for the interview and the behind the scenes peek into the Life of Tor.
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Shardthepious » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:30 pm

YES awesome!! i want to see more!!
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Dirigible » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:57 pm

Really lovely interview that made me smile repeatedly. More please! x
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Pekarion » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:35 pm

Very entertaining and very gracious of both Seka and Tor to take the time to do that! ]8)

Cameron/Tor as both player and character is such a PRESENCE and this was a very heartwarming reminder.
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PostAuthor: ShadowViper » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:23 pm

way to go, enjoyed it very much.
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Jedisniper » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:45 pm

Loved it!!

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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: tizmo » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:47 pm

What an fun interview! I laughed out loud several times. Well done. :prost:

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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: The Avlissian » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:22 am

Thanks for the rave, Kat! We've been hard at work on Avlis' first newsletter, which should be emailed to forum registrants tomorrow. Everyone contributed a lot of great content to the first edition, but unfortunately, it turned out to be TOO MUCH! (Who knew Gmail clipped emails at the 100 kilobyte mark? NOT US!!! Live, learn. *sigh*) So, after having made the painful decision to cut some content, including an events calendar, a rumors section, and a player-contributed article (which was particularly hard to part with), we'll be sending out the slimmer (nay, svelte!) newsletter with the hope that it inspires a few of our older *ahem* lapsed players to check out Avlis once again. And to welcome back this hoarde of ex-players *crossed fingers*, we're holding a REUNION WEEKEND in one week (3/12-3/13). An RSVP thread for that event will be open tomorrow. Hope to see everyone there!

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PS We'll be including all content that was cut from this edition in a special follow-up, provided Google doesn't, y'know, flag us as a spammer or something.
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Glocknal » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:25 am

Cant wait to see it! Do you know if the email will be smart phone compatible?
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: The Avlissian » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:32 am

Glocknal wrote:Cant wait to see it! Do you know if the email will be smart phone compatible?

The Chimp Who Mails assures me it will be. Let me know what you experience...
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Plethora » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:03 am

Great work! Micah and I laughed till we cried reading the interview, the whole thing though is GLORIUOS !
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Glocknal » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:36 pm

Awesome job! just got my copy and its fantastic!
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Tarken » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:21 pm

It looks as though I've yet to receive a copy of the newsletter. Can someone help me out here?
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: silverfields2 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:01 pm

Newsletter looks great.
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PostAuthor: Vichan Lyonsen » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:50 pm

Agreed, I got the newsletter (4 times :) so many logins so little time ) it looks terrific.
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: tizmo » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:21 pm

The Avlissian was sent to all users that have a Forum account with the setting to allow Administrators to email you information. Here is how to change that for future mailings:

Make sure you are logged into the forum, click on "User Control Panel" link in the upper left, then go to the "Board Preferences" tab. Find the option called "Administrators can e-mail me information". Set that to Yes. Then click Submit at the bottom.

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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: tizmo » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:30 pm

Tarken wrote:It looks as though I've yet to receive a copy of the newsletter. Can someone help me out here?


If you PM me with your email address, I'm happy to forward a copy of the newsletter to you.

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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Vichan Lyonsen » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:36 pm

tizmo wrote:The Avlissian was sent to all users that have a Forum account with the setting to allow Administrators to email you information. Here is how to change that for future mailings:

Make sure you are logged into the forum, click on "User Control Panel" link in the upper left, then go to the "Board Preferences" tab. Find the option called "Administrators can e-mail me information". Set that to Yes. Then click Submit at the bottom.


Honestly I was surprised I only got 4
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: PlasmaJohn » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:13 pm

Vichan Lyonsen wrote:Honestly I was surprised I only got 4

Looks like things are going out in batches. Think I've seen 3 or 4 waves across my various accounts. Even got one on a forum alt I totally forgot about :lol: :flucht:
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: The Avlissian » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:42 pm

PlasmaJohn wrote:Looks like things are going out in batches. Think I've seen 3 or 4 waves across my various accounts. Even got one on a forum alt I totally forgot about :lol: :flucht:

Yep, we were mailing in segments over the course of the day. We grouped the email addresses by last forum login date, reasoning that the old ones were more likely to "bounce" (marketer-speak for an undeliverable address). So if you received one later in the day, it was probably for an account that hasn't been used in a while, like an alt. The idea was that at least the good addresses would be delivered earlier in the day, before anything bad happened.

And something bad happened. :oops:

Later in the day, the bounce rate got so high (35%+) that MailChimp revoked our sending privileges! :finger: So... no more sending through MailChimp until they review the account of those awful spammers from The Avlissian.

But never fear! We, the fly-by-night publishers of the newsletter, will find a way to send again! If our begging and pleading of MailChimp account reviewers goes unacknowledged, we'll take our party to Benchmark Email. On the good side, we now know which email addresses are valid and likely to be opened, and which are crap. So the mail list has been purged of all its awful alt-ness.

You can still sign up for the newsletter while our account is being reviewed, here: http://eepurl.com/bSQ9F9


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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: DanishPastry » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:38 pm

Definitely rave worthy! :prost:
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Glocknal » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:47 pm

On the bright side of the mail chimp problems is that we're getting great response from the Avlissian and player reunion, but also we still have more bullets to fire as far as distribution.

Might even not be a bad idea to send it out in smaller batches if we start getting too many returning players for the team to handle.

Also I noted there were a few new players in Le or yesterday so I think we're beginning to recruit new blood as well.
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Kanos » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:49 pm

Awesome! Fabulous! Fantastic!
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: FireFly » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:22 am

Id really love to see the news letter...I didn't get one...*pouts*
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Re: The Avlissian!

PostAuthor: Cameron Klym » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:50 pm

I did not get a copy of the News letter either. Just saying.

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