Good morning/evening, it's quite late where I'm at now but I'm a night-owl. So I'll cut to the chase here... I've been playing a mobile game for a few years, while it's not quite as big as "Clash of Clans", the game does have a player base exceeding 10M players (Across all platforms) and it's been released for I believe 5 years. A few months ago, I started an InstaGram account where I showcase photos and progress from my gaming account with my followers and it has grown quite quickly. At the moment, I have around 5K organic/natural followers with an average of 200-300 likes per picture. Each upload receives an average 35-50 comments with my most commented photo having 121 comments (Very active followers). I believe the engagement is high because all of my posts are relevant to my page/followers and because I engage with my follower base. My engagement comes from responding to comments and predominantly by asking questions in the "first" comment when I upload a picture. So, two days ago, I downloaded the LINE app and started a group where users who play this game can converse with others. I made an upload on my IG page notifying my followers of this new group dedicated to the game and within just a couple of hours had 40 users join. I made a post in the group asking if they'd like me to launch a forum for the game and immediately had great responses from almost all members saying that they'd join. Naturally, by having a group on LINE, I have no control over my users/traffic nor am I capable of monetizing the group. It's essential at this point to move my users to my "own" platform so I can effectively milk this little operation... Haha So... a while ago I purchased vBulletin for a project that I ended up not seeing through for a variety of reasons (I'll save that story for another day). I figured, instead of letting my vBulletin license lay around, I mind as well put it to good use instead of wasting the $300 I had spent on it (I believe that's what it costed). Before investing any resources in to this, my concerns primarily lie in the opportunities to monetize this niche. I believe the hard part is out of the way as I know I'll already have traffic, sign-ups and users but that alone doesn't put $ in my pocket. I'm sure within a months times, I could easily have around 250 "active" users on the forum. Keep in mind that probably 60%-70% of these users would probably be in the age group of 14-18 years old due to the fact that it's a gaming forum (This forum will only be for this specific game). I appreciate any advice that you guys can give me, thanks for taking the time to read this!