Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Fools! Phat Lewts' Ultimate Gold Guide

Apologies to everyone who actually wanted to purchase a guide, but my post advertising Phat Lewts' Ultimate Gold Guide was indeed an April Fool's joke, as quite a few suspected!

I'd like to thank everyone who helped me put this together, first off Sterling for writing a post promoting my gold guide and featuring it on The Consortium Forums front page. I'd also like to thank everyone who took the time to make a fake testimonial video:
Each and every one of these guys put together longer testimonial video than my own 3 minute spoof gold guide video, so a big thank you to all of them for taking the time to do that, it really was the believability glue that held the whole thing together.

Why'd ya do it Phat, Why?!
Last April maybe a day or two after April Fool's I had that brilliant idea, kind of like that brilliant comeback you think of 3 days after an argument you had with someone while in the shower, too little too late, that I should have made a post that I came out with a gold guide, so I decided that I'd do it this year. Yes this was a year in the making (although I did not start working on it until a week ago).

I hope that some (most) of you found it entertaining, and know that even if I were to ever come out with a guide (I probably won't, sorry) that I would not advertise it in such a "traditional gold guide" format as such. I did however have a TON of fun putting that page together, and I genuinely hope you all enjoyed it.

At the time of this posting the post had over 2,500 views, and the button click counter (which I only added ~23 hours ago) was up to 722.

Last but not least, I just want to post my reaction to some of the reactions to my guide. First on a light note, my overall favorite comment from yesterday:

"I just subscribed 2,212 times to the $20 per month guide because I can't get enough of this! I sort of can't afford food now and I think my wife's going to divorce me, my kid can't afford his amoxycillin anymore and my cat's started to eat the lint from under my couch, but I don't care! Ten million gold never seemed so close. Thanks, PhatLewts, you're the best."
  -Trollocity on reddit

That comment is just amazing, I was considering having written testimonials in my gold guide post as well as the videos, and if I did, this is the type of comment I would have wanted.

Also there were quite a few people who believed that this guide was real, and I'm going to chalk it up to my beautiful and accurate emulation of traditional gold guide advertisements, and I'm flattered that you all wished to purchase my guide. Also I got quite a few PMs and comments on how I sold out, and thank you to those who understand me, but fret not, it was all in fun. Hope you all enjoyed the post!


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