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DAILY SPIN: Another Case of our Products Being Given Away

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: DAILY SPIN: Another Case of our Products Being Given Away Reply with quote

-I wrote this for the Daily Spin mini game but this should apply to products being used in starter outfits as well as products given out to new users for their inventory-

I just found out - through a review - that my number 1 best selling item is being gifted on the new free spin mini game that loads as soon as you log into Next. If you're not familiar with it, it's a wheel of fortune type of game and you win whatever you land on - it can be a handful of credits or a product for your avatar or what looks like a free WithMoji. If you haven't played today, by clicking on NEXT, it will probably pop up.

First of all, IMVU should notify us when one of our products is used to give out to players. I would also like to be able to opt out of this or even opt out specific products, which brings me to my next point: This is my number 1 best seller. It is my best selling product because I was lucky enough, through an influx of random sales, to have it reach 1st or second page of accessories once and it's stayed there for a while. So I need new sales to keep it up there and to keep this product selling. This move by IMVU is obviously going to affect sales because even if the chance to win a product on the Daily Spin is slim, and let's say the chance to win my product out of the daily spin is 1%, we are talking about at least 100 thousand people throughout the day (this is a pretty timid estimate because there are 100k people on at certain times, let alone unique visits a day) that play this game. But this is 1000 pseudo-sales a day that:

- Don't show up anywhere
- Don't earn me any money
- Will potentially earn me critical reviews because it's an unwanted gift
- Account for 1000 people who will not be paying for my product - ever.

Sure, you're going to say it might be good promotion or advertising. I don't think so because the users are not choosing my product - they are just given it, and because it already has exposure this only limits it instead of boosting it.

My proposal is to
1) Make this opt-out for us, for at least certain items.
2) Through some kind of donate pool let US, the creators choose what to VOLUNTEER as both free gifts and new avatar outfits, and new user inventory items. Then pick the ones that work best/are essential enough to be useful to a new player.
3) Even if you don't make this opt-out, don't pick out items from the first pages that already have exposure. Pick well-made products that haven't sold a lot or in a while because they've already been buried in hopes that this will give more exposure to them.
4) At the end of the day, always LET US KNOW that one of our products (AND WHICH!) is being given out. Don't let us find out through a bad review.

Eager to hear your thoughts.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played this game every day since it came out, just to see what was given.. I have never won anything just 30-100 credits.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for visibility, that could work, but -in my opinion - it should be our choice whether to give our products away or earn a minimum requested credits (that could be a 50-50 proposal, to make everybody "happy").
Conversely, IMVU can give away our products (like starter outfits), but refund those creators a bit (besides keeping their tiers up).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you get a dev token for each product that is given away!!!!!!!!11!!1

I have won two products on the daily spin. One was a nude suit (soooo flipping dumb that they are including AP products) and a dance (which I will never use).

I think it would be much better if the products were from a user's wishlist (say, anything up to the value of 700cr). Or if their wishlist is empty, choose from volunteered products. I'm sure plenty of devs would be happy to offer up a few items for the exposure.

They should at least be properly compensating people for their products. Even half the profit would be better than a dev token.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just gave it a try...I won this.

Pics or it didn't happen.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got your product actually from the spin, I think it is the one you are referring to.

I did spin daily on my alts trying to see what the "clothing" prize could be. I ended up messaging that user to know if they knew it was being given out. They said they did not and found out later they get dev tokens.

(They said they did not see it as a sale from me purchasing it int heir sales records)

It pops up first thing on Next now too.

This pains me that my best sellers may be given out for free too. I know when I messaged staff to ask about one of my products being added to the newbie outfits

(that they did not tell me of..I later found out there were two products in two different outfits)

They did give me the option to opt out, but I declined at that time.

I suppose they are not giving us the option for this.

The amount of promo credits being given away seems pretty crazy too....how about limit the daily spin for the first 30 days for the account if you must have it so badly?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the availability of this daily spin is location based because I have never seen when stumbling into next it nor am I able to find it anywhere, even without ad block.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChocolateCookie wrote:
I wonder if the availability of this daily spin is location based because I have never seen when stumbling into next it nor am I able to find it anywhere, even without ad block.


Same for me I look for it and do not have it no idea why should it not be rolled out for all now? Or are we the ones left out for whatever reason? Sounds very unfair to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBratGirl wrote:
I just gave it a try...I won this.

Pics or it didn't happen.

Wink


I paid for that light thing....useful when in some of the community rooms that make you look like a freakish ghoul lol


I thought I'd try the Daily Spin since so far I've ignored it. I won a breast resizer!!! Is imvu calling me FAT????? Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lmao!

im doing this from time to time.
So far i won around 100 predits and 1 piece of clothing i disliked.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChocolateCookie wrote:
I wonder if the availability of this daily spin is location based because I have never seen when stumbling into next it nor am I able to find it anywhere, even without ad block.


Yeah, it has not been rolled out to everyone yet.

And i thought the gifted products at least left a dev token to the creator? interesting to know :/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol reading the posts on this thread made my day. I was discouraged the first time I tried it because I won a withmoji lmao.
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