Players are attracted by events regularly organized by the owners of the servers often called “Community Manager”. Multigaming communities are supposed to enhance the multiplayer gaming experience by creating “plugin” additions that will modify or add a specific goal for the player and thus make the game more interesting and attractive.
These modifications are possible in some games like Minecraft (with Bukkit plugins platform), Rust with the Oxide API, ARK:SE, FiveM and others games. Some communities have thousands of regular players and are paid by player’s donations and purchases (premium accounts, gold coin… ).
PREMIUM accounts offer players advantages such as: being able to customize their car, gain access to new items (as in Minecraft, Rust or ARK), get a rank or a VIP name.
1) Create a logo of your multigaming community
The website will represent your community, it’s your job to create one. To be done, several platforms are available on the web to create its website without knowledge in php. If your website is limited to the articles publication and servers presentation, use a cms such as WordPress! It’s freely downloadable on the web!
2) Create a PHPBB forum
Create a forum, it’s a module that I advise you to integrate on your website to allow members to share the best moments, their creations, share YouTube videos. It is advisable to use a cms such as PHPBB (free to use).
3) Regularly animate your community
The animations called “events” in the world of online video games are important features to attract the attention of players and show that your community is constantly active. Be active on social networks and create regular contests with prizes to win.
This allows you to make your community more active, build player loyalty and have a quick contact when you want to get a message across.
4) Maintain a good servers visiblity
Servers lists exist for each game and are visited by thousands of potential players every day. If you have a Rust server, register it on a maximum of top sites.
5) Be present on Google and other search engine
Example in our case: Rust servers, Minecraft servers, find a Rust multiplayer server… Create threads on the forums whose content is related to your game and answer the top-rated topics by Google by providing a link to your community website. Think to make useful articles for the forum users.
Create keyword-rich articles that link to your website, describe your community, plan events, and describe your game rules, forum, website, and server.
This article contains all the important points not to neglect to make a community alive and constantly evolving. Create new features, create other servers on several games, be present and do not hesitate to recruit moderators to help you manage your players and animate your servers.