Tagger 2,722 Posted March 12, 2017 Share Posted March 12, 2017 While the VHL has had quite a bit of luck recently with getting members who had been in the VHL in the past to return for a second stint (Jericho, Corco, Anderson, etc.), the league is still having problems when it comes to both getting new members to join the league and keeping the few new members that they get to stick around. In a way it’s understandable that bringing in new blood gets more difficult as time passes. Back when the league started in 2007, the online gaming scene for sports games was not nearly as big as it currently is today and while I can’t speak for the NHL franchise, I know that the FIFA and Madden franchises were still limited to simple exhibition matchups. Nowadays, you can create a player and play with or compete against your friends online with that player, a much more interactive option than the VHL provides. So what can the VHL do to help bring more eyes onto its product? Well, I have an idea. It’s not a cheap one, it’ll probably take a lot of our donation money right down the toilet, but it’s one that will get more people who wouldn’t have even considered getting involved with the VHL excited to join the league. We make the VHL more real. Now that statement may sound ridiculous. How do we make the VHL, where users create fake players to enter a fake hockey league where a simulator decides fake results in which fake players then go on to win fake championships, real? Simple, we get more REAL people involved. We need to hire “actors” to play the roles of our VHL players in the real world. That way, the achievements that currently only get talked about on the site can get spread into the real world! For example, we can have a Scandinavian actor (or any other nationality so long as he can put on a convincing Swedish accent) in New York play the role of Joel Jarvi. He can visit ice rinks and set up autograph sessions where he can talk about his achievements in the VHL. We can arrange for him to do talks in schools about how he was able to carry a Cologne team that had barely anyone on it to solid success. We can have the actor Jarvi pitch “the Jarvi story” to book publishers, and if they buy into it, then we can make an impromptu autobiography of Joel Jarvi to be released into the public! Think about how many eyes we can bring to the VHL if we start using real people to play the roles of our fake people! Think of the possibilities! Frank and Corco 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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