As the Diablo 3 release date draws nearer, I have some concerns as to whether incgamers will remain the dominant Diablo fan site. The concern stems from the site being under 'incgamers' domain instead of having its own distinct domain and identity--something every other major site possesses.
Established users of the site will mostly see nothing wrong with this, but to the flock of new people who will be searching for their goto D3 site, chances are they will skip incgamers in favour of a site with a friendlier domain.
I was a visitor to diabloii.net a long time ago, and I remember it being the most established D2 site. I don't know when it moved to incgamers, but finding it again was difficult. I actually signed up at Diablofans before finding this site.
I realise what I am saying is probably offensive to incgamers, whom I have never heard of previously. Part of the reason why I did not sign up here first was that I had thought of the diablo section as being just another small part of a gaming website ala Gamespot/IGN--one whose focus is on gaming in general. Of course, I found out this was not the case later. Still, I believe many diablo fans will think similarly and thus will find their home elsewhere.
Looking at forum stats, I see other sites gaining lots of new users since the beta was released. I believe that something needs to be done about the site's identity if it wishes to remain as the top diablo fan community in the volatile times ahead.
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27-09-2011, 11:44 #1
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Site domain and competition with other sites