Just joined the Server and everything is set up well. Players have freedom voting for maps/shuffle/restart map etc. and classic maps are on.
So only one problem is getting players on our server. My suggestions:
Promote on ETPro Communites: i.e Crossfire.nu or schnee Discord. Is it possible, that our Discord-Bot promotes our ETPro Server like every evening once on our Discord Server with an attractive message? Since most active ETPro players are from EU, I'd set the bot to automatic message around 18 CET or later, when most activity time is and ppl come back from work or w/e. And this should be every day! Maybe if its possible, we can try to ask schnee if she would do the same on her discord server!
Promote on Reddit ET Community https://www.reddit.com/r/EnemyTerritory/
Steam ET Community https://steamcommunity.com/app/9010/discussions/
SplashDamge ET Community https://forums.splashdamage.com/c/wolfenstein-enemy-territory
I would even make keyword research so search engine optimization will make our promo for free - i.e make good research what people would search nowdays to come back to ET or search active ET communities/Server lists etc. and your post will go on Top of google when we post one decent promo header and subtitle on Reddit/Steam/Splashdamge.
As you can see my Discord promo was successfull and google put my post on 1st page when you type"wolfenstein enemy territory discord"
This was my post when I promoted ETPro Community https://forums.splashdamage.com/t/wolfenstein-enemy-territory-discord/233708
Secondly I would try to run Facebook Ads on the 33k Fanpage of W:ET. We can cross-promote FA|Community and next to it ETPro in one ad. We can easily run for 3-5$ / day and can stop whenever we want. Lets go for Conversion Ads so we can get even more members on our forums. But for first, @daredevil has to install the FB Pixel. When you need any help feel free to pm me on discord since I have learned this stuff and im still using good strategies for my online business (dropshipping and affiliate marketing) and we can easily use the strategies to get more new players and a bigger community.
Youtube and Twitch are also strong, so we have big potential to grow there too with free traffic if we post good content i.e fragmovies (maybe make something like frag of the week or teasers of tournaments?) Videos go more viral than Pictures!
IG - also use Instagram since a very decent marketing tool. See below:
so i.e hashtag wolfenstein is very active and we can get from there with good content and high quality posts decent comeback's or newcomers too! If you need a marketing guy, I can make this for us! But I need a writer since my english isnt perfect
Last thing as I said, make ETPro competitive again. ESL / Clanbase are gone, so there is no option for players/teams to challenge each other and play for rankings. Make something similar and make each season some great tournaments.
Maybe go next level and make an Tournament where teams have to pay for each player 5€ fee and whole money will be put on prizepool - Top 3 Teams earn the money.
Or teams can challenge each other and play for 50eur i.e they decide if they play for money or not.
Make a main place where people can meet each other since ET is so f split and there are so many players out there who maybe never heard of etpro / competitive ET.
Make it simple for players, since so many people are lazy!
Crossfire.nu was the biggest ETPro Community site and still in mind of some players out there. Maybe talk to TosspoT to take over the Site? Since they cant fix the register bug- the captcha is out of date. So no one can register anymore and many guys forgot their PW. And no body of CF Admins care about this I already pmd them and no one can do this. So maybe @daredevil should I contact them and try to ask if you can get the backup/ or rights and we host it trough FA Servers and you can fix this site?