I'd just like to start by saying thanks to whoever was involved in bringing this gamemode back, you did a great job and a larger playerbase will come in the near future.
I just wanted to discuss some ways to market and drive traffic GangWarsRP again. It's obvious that people would seriously enjoy this gamemode and play it a ton, but the main problem is that there's not much awareness that it even exists.
Now, I'm aware that it's just been re-made and there's still some tweaks that need to be done to the map and the gameplay but it's time to start letting people know that this gamemode is back!
With that being said, here's a list of some ways we can bring this gamemode back into play:
- In-game link and incentive to sign up on the forums
- In-game link and incentive to join the steam-group
- Post on Facepunch, Reddit, or any other Garry's Mod site
- Start making more recent posts on the forums or steamgroup
- Create more recent videos on Youtube
- Gain presence on the Garry's Mod official server list in-game
- Invite friends to the server as much as you can
If anyone has more ideas, feel free to post them here and I will add them to the list!
To go into a little more depth, I personally almost wasn't able to find the server because there simply weren't any recent posts or videos or people online really talking about GangWarsRP because it's been gone for so long and the older playerbase has probably grown up and stopped playing Garry's Mod (much like myself). However, I do believe that we can revive this amazing gamemode with a nice push. There's a great UI, ways to keep players busy, gameplay is always rewarding, and it's nothing like a regular DarkRP server but it's not too large to where it mimics CityRP or PERP.
Make some content showing off these traits, post about GangWarsRP everywhere, get listed on the Gmod server list, invite some friends and eventually this server will be in people's faces to the point where they won't have to scan the web to find it like I did.