Um.. here is my issue with regards to my friends playing UR back then about 2 years ago. We were around 12 players at that time and we used one internet cafe in playing UR as well as DOTA since a friend of mine owns this internet cafe. All of us were in the same guild and we stop playing DoTA when its DT time, we also play a lot of ELO back then. The issue then came when a friend of mine won a CR in elo, he racked around 1430 elo points i think but he got BLed because he was accused of cheating with regards to having the same IP address since the internet cafe would have only one IP add. Since then, all of them quit and I was the only one left playing. I don't know if the issue of IP address have been addressed.
I think it would be best for UR to put some posters in major internet cafes around here in the Philippines. Facebook ads would also be great since alot of Filipinos are into FB.
Concentrate on India and China, is my humble opinion.
If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
I do much business with both countries and Japan. For marketing, I can recommend some good firms. You need TV ads, billboards, and the whole associated paraphernalia, and dough (no need to mention), for a successful market invasion where manga rules the roost (in china); whereas in India, your route would be a bit less gravelly because there are no lead players in your segment.
For complete info and good advice, please PM me or e-mail me, and specify clearly what is in it for me if I can successfully chart out your route.
Yup. On a side note with Kill_Switch.. I have an old account that was blocked because I'm accused of using multiple accounts on the same IP. Ignoring the fact that I play at a computer shop with 15++ other friends.
We are so many.. around 3-4 batches of high school UR players in our school. Now I don't know if UR is still played in our high school.
But if, you want to promote UR in the Philippines exactly? I'll supposed to say three things.
One is posters, as in just posters will do a lot.
Second, is game magazine. Yup. I've read UR was once featured in K-Zone. But a full article would be a looooot different.
and Third, with UR's approval. A small gathering of players wherein they could bring new players to promote, and celebrate UR. I'll be veeery glad to do those three.