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TheMadGamer November 28th, 2006 22:44

RPGWatch Killing RPGDot?
There are only very few comments posted for the news topics at RPGDot these days. It appears that RPG Watch has totally deflated RPG Dot.

Corwin November 29th, 2006 01:30

That's nice to hear, but I haven't visited there for a couple of weeks now; I hate all the ads and SLOW load times!!

TheMadGamer November 29th, 2006 03:25

I still visit RPG Dot for the game database. Is RPG Watch planning on building a game database?

Corwin November 29th, 2006 04:38

Yes, it's a work in progress!! Myrthos is in charge of it, so only he really knows what's happening with it!!

txa1265 November 29th, 2006 05:12

I've popped by a couple of times … even more excruciating now that there is no one there …

Dhruin November 29th, 2006 05:26

We seem to have kept a good number of regular readers and commenters, for which I am pleased and grateful. Don't underestimate, however, the number of casual visitors RPGDot gets. For example, Google alone used to deliver about 1000 visitors to RPGDot every day and it will take a while to build up those residual links on other sites and so on.

Kalia November 29th, 2006 05:52

Exactly, Dhruin, and their presence on Game Tab makes them a heavy hitter as well. They are aggressively pursuing the news and are advertising for new editors. They're doing all right all in all…..not as well as we are but all right nonetheless. :D

Nukester November 29th, 2006 06:11

I still go there for old forum threads and some hints and the game database/Top100, but I did notice that the messageboard is pretty dead. I come here more than over there now though

Danicek November 29th, 2006 10:04

I would say that RPGDot must still get several times higher traffic than RPGWatch. Probably not so many active posters as most of them moved here.

Dhruin November 29th, 2006 10:48

Gametab doesn't actually deliver that many click throughs…we used to get about 20 or so a day. Perhaps people are reading the headlines but there's no way of measuring that.

We do better than you might think, Danicek. RPGDot is bigger overall but not that much.

Wulf November 29th, 2006 13:01

It does go to prove how good the rpgdot site was for it still to continue somewhat on the latent effect of the hereditory status it built up over the years. I don't think you can say one site kills another directly - i thinks each and every site exists in its own right, relying on its own strengths and weaknesses. I always say removing the weaknesses will highlight the strengths even more-so, but not to stop there - other strengths must be added to compliment existing qualities so that the rpgwatch site can stay ahead in todays competitive and turbulent world.:)

Danicek November 29th, 2006 13:47


Originally Posted by Dhruin (Post 10214)
We do better than you might think, Danicek. RPGDot is bigger overall but not that much.

I'm glad to hear that.

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