Vote for Imperian - Imperian Online Help

19.28 Vote for Imperian

I.   Why?
 II.  How to vote
 III. Reminding yourself to vote.
 IV.  zMUD and voting
 V.   An Alternative Way
 VI.  Making Sure Your Vote Counts
 VII. Details.
 

I. Why Vote?
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Imperian is free to play, and the reason we can let people play for free as long as they wish is because we find ways to promote Imperian cheaply. One of these is via the voting system at Topmudsites.com.

By voting for us (instructions below), you help Imperian as a whole, and so we would -really- appreciate it if you would vote for us. Voting gets us new players, new players means a bigger game and more money for development, which means a better game for everyone.


II. How to vote
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1. In your browser go to http://www.imperian.com/vote
2. Click on the 'Click Here To Enter' box.

 
III. Reminding yourself to Vote
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Just type CONFIG VOTING ON. Every 12 hours, the word 'vote' will appear on your prompt. Just vote while you're logged in, and it will disappear. CONFIG VOTING OFF will turn that off permanently. Typing VOTED will also turn it off if you voted and it didn't register for some reason. A step further is CONFIG VOTING PROMPT. This will add a reminder directly to your prompt, the instant you can vote again.
           
 
IV. zMUD and Voting
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It's easy to make a VOTE alias or button for zmud. All the alias or button needs is a value of "#URL http://www.imperian.com/vote"

If you're not sure how to do this, here's the step-by-step for a button:

1) in zMUD, click on the 'Settings' icon, opening 'Settings in Memory'

2) on the 'settings in memory' page click on the little triangle next to the 'New' icon, and select 'New Button'                                 

3) in the 'Edit Button' window, in the 'Caption' box, give the button a name,like 'VOTE' (or whatever you want)                                 

4) in the 'Edit Button' window put this in the 'Value' box: #URL http://www.imperian.com/vote                                            
5) click on 'Save' on the right, near the green check mark.

6) close the 'Settings in Memory'

To use the button, just click on it. It opens a new browser and takes you to a page where you must click one more time to register your vote on the TopMudSites.com site. That's it!                                 
V. An Alternative Way
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The method above does not always work (with AOL and some other ISPs). If you vote using this method and do not receive the thank you message ("Thank you very much for voting!") Please try it this way:

1. In your browser go to http://www.imperian.com/irex/artbard/

2. Click on the 'Login' button and login using your normal adventurer name and password.

3. Click on the 'Vote for Imperian as #1 MUD' button.

4. Click on the 'Click Here To Enter' box.

Sometimes this works where other methods have not.

One further alternative for AOL users - if you can try either of these methods in some OTHER, non-AOL browser, then this will often bring you success. It can still be Internet Explorer, just not the version given to you by AOL.                                                          


VI. Making Sure Your Vote Counts
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DO NOT VOTE unless you are also in Imperian at the same time. Make sure you connect to your favourite character in Imperian, and ONLY THEN, use your browser to go vote. Only in this way can we connect a vote with a player - so we know who it was that just voted! If you are not in the game when you vote, then the vote still counts, but we will not know who did it.

If you accidentally vote while your character is not in Imperian, all you have to do is connect and then go vote again. Then the game will know you did it. Only one of your votes will count for the purposes of the voting totals, but at least we'll know who you were!                
 

VII. Details
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Only one vote per internet subdomain is counted every 12 hours. If you look at an IP address like 203.45.179.55, there are four fields, separated by periods. You might imagine the 1st field (203) as being the state, the 2nd field as being the city, the 3rd as being the street and the 4th as being the house number. That's not perfectly accurate, but it's a reasonable approximation. The subdomain is the 'street\'. So, only one vote per 12 hours per 'street' will count.                     

We cannot reward you for voting, unfortunately, as it is against the rules of Topmudsites.

You are, in no fashion, obligated to vote. We just hope that we can provide you with a good enough experience that you'll want to do this small thing to help us out. Either way, thank you SO much for playing in our worlds. We appreciate it.