bdanv

Saving GotM: is someone willing to help?

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as you may be aware, Darsnan is leaving the SMAC community. so, we are loosing the biggest contributor to the SMAC GotM.

maybe we should try to keep alive the GotM concept. what do you think?

 

i can make scenarios, but i can only allocate limited time to my SMAC duties.

also, i know i can count on BU for the graphics, but we need some fresh blood also.

so, the 'job' openings are:

- 'scenario maker' (it's not that hard, sometimes an original idea can be enough)

- 'graphics specialist' (for the front page images)

- 'penman' (for the background stories).

 

any volunteers?

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If you'd like fresh blood, I'm sure Larrin will step up on graphics, and I could write backstory if the scenario creator needs help.

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thank you for your support, BU! anybody else?

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I'd like to learn. I tried the scenario editor and I have no idea how to do anything in it. Like really basic. I selected raise ground, and click, nothing happens...

 

Edit: Also, I might be able to provide some back story.

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You have to use ctrl and click in the scenario editor, go through the menus on the right to find the hotkeys.

 

Googlie wrote an article for the SMAC Academy on using the Scenario Editor, if you're interested.

 

Unfortunately, I don't have nearly enough time to help.

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ctrl, not shift

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Googlie wrote an article for the SMAC Academy on using the Scenario Editor, if you're interested.

yep. this is the right place to start if you want to learn about making maps and scenarios. in the mean time i think you should also play some MP games and/or SP scenarios (see the GotM thread). this way you'll increase your knowledge about everything that can be done with the scenario editor.

 

..Edit: Also, I might be able to provide some back story.

thx for the offer. :)

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If you'd like fresh blood' date=' I'm sure Larrin will step up on graphics, and I could write backstory if the scenario creator needs help.[/quote']

i don't see him here.

 

also, i'm thinking a new private forum (or SMAC group) will be needed for the GotM creators.

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That makes a lot of sense. We'd be able to have in-dept discussion without spoiling the thing for Vishniac.

 

 

I think up to today, at least, there's not much to be made of people's recent browsing patterns, what with the holidays and all. Which is to say, I'm not too concerned about Larrin unless he stays scarce this week...

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i think anybody (even the lurkers) can download the scenarios right now. is that correct?

do you think that making them register (to be able to download) would be a good idea?

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I don't know, but that is one of the things that got me to break down and register at 'poly. I don't know precisely what, but some desirable features do need to be held back for members as an incentive. If lurkers, say, could only get at the Christmas scenario in the downloads section, that might prove just such an incentive.

 

Come to think of it Gellion did say he had to register to download the alt. gender factions.

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can you take a look at the admin thread and tell me if there's something i can do to encourage posting in the GotM threads?

your help will be highly appreciated :)

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Nothing comes to mind.

 

Perhaps Vishniac could comment about why he likes GOTM's so much. That might give us insight, and may even provide some useful blurbs or something.

 

Vish? We need your help.

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Vish? We need your help.

i guess he's still depressed :(

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I think you volunteered for story writing and scenario making.

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I think you volunteered for story writing and scenario making.

he's talking about this agreement: http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/showthread.php?p=62708#post62708

 

What did I agree to? What do I have to do?

nothing for now. i'm still working on the next GotM so, it will be probably the Game of the Month of February.. :(

giving some feedback means playing the games and rating the map, scenario, etc.. writing an AAR if you feel like it, you know.. keeping the monthly thread alive ;)

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Got it. I've always wanted to try my hand at AAR's.

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yes. it's going to be the game of the month of February.

 

PS: still no answer from the admins on the private forum request.. :(

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it was a simple question with a yes/no answer, so i don't get it.. :confused:

..Pester mode?

i think a reminder it's in order for now. :b:

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Hi all, sorry i've been a bit absent, 'RL' has been hassling me with a hard combo of work , social commitments and illness :(

 

Anyhow should be more available now, so anything you want me to have a crack at, give me a shout...

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