I see some conversation about increasing the number of users. I think 15,000 users in the last 30 days is just fine. I'd rather see CC improve the user experience for those people. If you want a metric, I would suggest using % of users that are premium. As the site doesn't gain advertising revenue, the premiums only serve a limited business-related purpose: (1) they are potential customers and (2) they fill up the games for all the premium users out there.
So, let's get this site operating in good form, make people happy, encourage them to buy premium and then let word of mouth, user retention, SEO, and whatever advertising is done take it from there.
I appreciate that both the Chief and Rds have mentioned Suggestions. I do believe that I am already starting to see some increased traffic to that page in the last couple days. I think that is great, and thank you both for encouraging the use of Suggestions as a means of improving the site. There is a lot of great stuff out there on many different levels. This list is by no means exhaustive, but I'd like to give a representation of some of the great ideas that are out there that are thanks to our users:
There are simple fixes
that would benefit all users.
There are major gameplay enhancements
that will take a lot of time to implement, but could be very cool and very different ways of playing this game that we all love.
There are perks for premium members
that could make the site more attractive to those that keep the lights on.
There are [urlhttp://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=535&t=174463&p=3811528]enticements to freemiums to buy premium[/url].
Those are just a couple of the suggestions that come to mind right now. I realize that a lot of users have been dissatisfied with the suggestions process in the past. If you have any tips for how to improve the process, I've opened a thread here
I am with the majority here in that I am excited to see what happens as a result of this "Revolution"!