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Post by Dill on Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:07 am

I don't even know why I'm wasting my time bringing this up.......BUT......we really need to spend some time/effort in the recruiting department again. Past attempts have failed miserably, but with the current state of things being very underwhelming within our community (all time low lack of players, lack of interest in soccer, etc.) I think that now more than ever we need to make a strong recruiting push.

As many of you know, Noob Galore is currently using the old SSL map. Likewise, there are a couple of NG admins within the league. Is there ANY way that someone with an at least "neutral" or "liked" rep within the NG community could try to see if we can get them on board for some collaboration. The players there all love having fun and playing competitive games, and I know there are QUITE a few of them that have no clue the PSL even exists. I think getting NG to cooperate with us should be a top priority and could give us the desperate influx of new players that we so very badly need.

If nothing is done, I can just see a steady decline in players/attitudes/interest in our league/community with people getting older/having to move on to other obligations with life/getting burnt out with the game/etc. We absolutely need to have better advertisements of our league with hopefully a more steady influx of new players.

I'm sure there is no one that would disagree with anything I've said so far. However, the biggest concern is just HOW to get the word out that "Yes, the PSL is alive and active and would love to have you come play". That's always been the issue in the past and if someone can think of a clever way to fix this problem, I think the PSL could make a return to a much more popular state of being. Again, my personal opinion is we HAVE to get NG to help us out.

Thoughts/Suggestions?

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Re: PSL Recruiting

Post by sh4rpsh00t3r on Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:24 pm

contact Ballsniff, hes in NG, and hes usually in there server, im sure he could ask them about this, and get them to sign up here.

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Post by Stinger on Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:40 pm

I could try talking to Suid on steam about it, but the way I see it is we don't really offer them anything in return. Unless hes just a generally nice guy, im sure he'll say no if he doesn't see it benefiting NG in some way.
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Post by Warcat on Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:48 pm

That's true, it's not like he's just going to say "Sure, take all of my active players away!"
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Re: PSL Recruiting

Post by Dill on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:13 pm

Is there anything we can offer NG that would benefit them? Also, their Soccer Server is the least of their priorities as far as server populations go. We're just giving their players an avenue to play competitively something they are used to playing just casually.

Can anyone think of any other positive ways to spin it?

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Re: PSL Recruiting

Post by Dill on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:15 pm

I found the 3 posts I made on over 30+ forums from way back when we first started trying to advertise within other communities. I listed them here for ideas for future advertising for the PSL.


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Hello,

First of all I would like to explain who I am and why I made this post.

I am an official of a league called Source Soccer League (SSL) which is a Counter-Strike Source Soccer League based in North America and was created in 2007. The popularity of this "mod" has grown since then and the league has grown to a well known competition and community. This league plays as well as any other league and hosts various public tournaments that are arranged by members of our community and other official tournaments or events which are run by the league staff itself.



Never played CS:S soccer before? Here are some of our promotional videos:

Panda's FUG series:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sImwH2KKD8A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIW3-QL6nmo&feature=related

SvP highlight video from Season 3:
http://vimeo.com/6263595


Here are a few tips.


* Running around chasing the ball gets you nowhere. So try finding a space on the pitch and wait for a teammate to pass to you.
* Hitting the ball can be a tough task sometimes on its own, especially if you have never played before. Easiest way of hitting the ball is aim your cursor on the centre of the ball and use your left mouse button to hit it.
* Aiming the ball is pretty simple, just point the direction you want to aim and then hit the ball. Another easy way to hit the ball is to crouch.
* You may see some players using the wall and other types of skill to hit the ball. Don't worry all that will come with time and practice. But remember its nice to be nice and have fun.

Please note: This is only a very basic description for new players.

Well that explains a little about us and a very basic description about playing, you're probably wondering why I'm here. Well I'm here to invite your clan/community to a tournament being hosted by SSL for new players only. This will be a 6v6 tournament played on the map ka_soccer_2008ssL. All rules of play can be found at http://www.sourcesoccerleague.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=132 . If you would like to come play with us, we currently have 3 official servers up:

Match Server (requires a password): 75.102.38.64:27015

Public Server #1: 74.201.57.211:27015

Public Server #2: 66.150.214.70:27015




This is a free to join tournament as we are extremely well sponsored by a game server company called Art of War who not only provide us with any equipment that we may need but they also do special deals for our league members.

All those interested in signing up please visit our website (must register to see forums) http://www.sourcesoccerleague.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=951 or click the image above and register yourself and your clan to our tournament. And remember, this is an AMATEUR-ONLY tournament!

Closing date will be 4-18-10 for sign ups - so get your team in before then! If you find that you can't make the minimum requirement of 8 players, then you can just sign up as a Free Agent. Once the Free Agent pool gets up to 8 players, then you can form a team with those players.

We are just about to enter our 5th season as a community, and we would really like to see you come out and play!


Regards,

~Dill http://www.sourcesoccerleague.com


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Dill
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Stinger




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If this at all interests you, but you don't want to participate in any Tournaments, then maybe you would like to come and play with us in one of our Pick Up Games (PUG). Pick Up Games typically happen all throughout the day starting at ~2 p.m. CST and ending around ~1 a.m. CST - depending on the day. These are school-yard style games, where we have 2 captains alternate in selecting teams for a 6v6 match. The match consists of two 15 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime, and uses standard SSL rules with 2 wings, 1 center, 2 defenders, and 1 goalie. Once the match is over, a new PUG typically starts within 10 minutes or so, depending on how long it takes to get a 12 people in the server.

These PUGS are a great way to try out ka_soccer and play a fun 6v6 match. We typically have PUGS in our Match server, but we will try to start hosting pugs in our Public server so we can get any interested Amateurs involved.

~Dill


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In light of all the new players coming into the soccer servers, we have set up an "ssL Training" server located at 66.150.214.70:27015 . There are currently 3 training maps on the server:

Goalie Training:

This map has two ball shooting machines that go in opposite semi-circular patterns. One ball will be loaded into one of the machines, and then fired at the net. It's your job to stop it. You won't know which machine will load the ball, but you will have a brief moment right before it fires to see the ball being loaded. This is great for goal keepers.






Header Training:

This map is essentially a large cube shaped arena with 2 nets. Ball Cannons are located on two of the walls, which will launch a "chip" style lob pass to the center of the map, allowing for the player to practice receiving and hitting headers (balls flying in the air). You can also practice 180 shots and passes with the Ball-Cannon lobs as well. This is a great map for any offensive players in the game, as well as anyone interesetd in getting better with headers.






Team Training:

This map has 20 balls on it and is great to use as a team training map for passing/chipping and general individual ball control.







*Anyone* can have admin to the server, and as long as you're a registered ssL member, you are eligible to reserve the server for up to 1 hour of private practice with your team. If you would like admin, just message me or any other League Official on Steam and we'll come give it to you.

Come out and test your skills on our new ssL Soccer Training Server!


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Re: PSL Recruiting

Post by Cueball on Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:14 pm

Warcat wrote:That's true, it's not like he's just going to say "Sure, take all of my active players away!"

Well, if he likes the idea maybe we could combine and become a branch of NG. Make the least popular branch of NG become stronger and more popular.

Throw a couple NG logo's here and there

Doing this has a lot of up's and down's, though.

UP'S
*More Players
*More Possibilities (Instead of just going from season to season, we could host tournaments.)
*More Competition

DOWN'S (Possibly)
*NG Admins might want to throw down their own rules
*New and Old players causing trouble within the combined community.
*Probably a lot more



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Just a thought.....

Chances of NG wanting us to become a branch of the community.......Not good
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Re: PSL Recruiting

Post by Dice-K on Sun May 01, 2011 10:59 pm

Well, I probably can get a little touch towards the NG community, one of the admins actually asked something related to this i think. Then again that was a while ago.
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