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  1. 1 point
    Pipstickz

    MD Meeting

    Here's a slightly edited log of the meeting today, full proper log coming from Chew later! Chewett: So im going to be changing how I work/code on MD Chewett: Each month I will set some kind of possible goal,etc, for the week Chewett: for th e month even Chewett: This means each month will have a single objective which I willattempt to coplete,a nd we wont be jumping around stuff Chewett: This month will be the fixed quest system Chewett: There will be 3 main aims to this current month. Chewett: The first is to allow a easier to access quest system as the quest page is dire. Chewett: This is to improve the visibility of quests and allow newbies to more easily find them withot the forum Chewett: One of the features will however be to link to a forum post so it wont be removing the use of the forum Chewett: The second part will be to publicize some of the internal MD quests such as the Lr guards, BPG and such Chewett: This will direct people to some of the permanent puzzles. This will also include the new quest chains people are working o Chewett: On. It means that if people are less sociable they can do Md quests, espicalyl in the time when we have fewer players around Chewett: The third, and most important IMO, will be opening it up to people running their own quests entirely indepent of MD staff. Chewett: They would be able to add/close/manage/etc their quests Chewett: This would let their quests integrate into MD just like the "permanent offical" ones Chewett: Hopefully these three will also let things like automatically leaving the gateway island rather easy Chewett: And reduces the need for people to be around as much, as we dont have many people at the moment Chewett: Does anyone have any questions about this months work, or the future plans for working this way? MRF: wouldnt it make more sense to have a story for the game to build quests off of first? >.< Burns: Does that mean people can make additions to scenes, probably with a25 features? Burns: Does that mean people can make additions to scenes, probably with a25 features? Chewett: What do you mean by a storyF? Chewett: That would be in the future plans yeah potentially Pipstickz: Chew, that second answer was in reference to Burns, correct? Chewett: Yes MRF: like story mode was... some idea and basic goal to work towards when you first start the game Chewett: The first quests, will be kinda like story mode Chewett: Without creating much lore, etc Pipstickz: So, is it fair to say elimination of canon lore is a goal for MD? Chewett: Nope Chewett: MD has canon lore Chewett: You think it doesnt? Burns: less question, more suggestion: you could split the quest page into permanent and player. Chewett: There would be various filters, difficulty, time, etc : Pipstickz shrugs Burns: make the chain quests appear in that section one after the other, have the finished ones tick themselves off Chewett: Yeah there would be quest chains, and other tuff Chewett: Like in the first gateway ones would be shown at the top Burns: alright MRF: [Spoiler: isn't md about using the story and environs for self discovery like zen?] Chewett: The first quests will suggest canon and ideas, while showing them most of the mechanics Chewett: You first draw in the many players with the mechanics, then you pick out the few with lore Chewett: Before we did it the other way, and reduced the pool too fast *Sunfire*: are the adds still running? Chewett: Not atm as far as I am aware Chewett: but maybe they are... not sure *Sunfire*: *nods* might as well shut them down until that questwork is done *Sunfire*: once we got a good foundation to welcome them it might be more productive Chewett: Indeed I think thats fair Chewett: With a more automated start which teaches people how it works, I think it should give a decent amount of guidance Chewett: Miq is doing wonders but he is one person Chewett: I think that Mur put him is a crappy position espically with BR and Fang disappearing Chewett: But he is wonderful and needs more support Chewett: The first couple quests will not just be automatic, they will require getting things from players Chewett: So it wont be 100% automatic Chewett: Afk for 10 minutes while I do washing up Chewett: The life of a rockstar me Chewett: We could bring back PC maybe, but Mur wants gateway to be "the thing" Chewett: so... not sure *Sunfire*: let it be "the thing" when we can support it? Chewett: Thats a fair argument Pipstickz: So, will requirements for unlocking the quest page change? Chewett: As in,adding quests to it? Pipstickz: Talking about the current requirement of giving 3 WP, or whatever it is Chewett: The current requirements, are that, or ping me a good quest and I give you access. Chewett: So no those wont change Pipstickz: So then, will WPCodes start to circulate more, in the future? Chewett: maybe, are they not circulating as much as you waant? : Pipstickz shrugs Pipstickz: Just refering to a hypothetical future with more newbies *Sunfire*: then there will need to be more quests Chewett: Probably *Sunfire*: but looking at the birthday, we are a bit burned out on creating those Pipstickz: Which chained quests should address? *Sunfire*: those are fixed, we'll need some originals in between now and then, for ewample to fill the festivals Chewett: I want to work with someone, or a couple people to implement the first chained quests Chewett: using the new quest system Chewett: considering th enumber of people I am very happy with the birthday Pipstickz: Why do they need to be original, Sunfire? Pipstickz: Valoryn's quest is a great example of something tradition-based, rather than original *Sunfire*: so we vets can do them too? Chewett: Sorry sunfire, you mean the chained quests? *Sunfire*: what i mean is quests that are not from the chains and are not reruns of past quests Chewett: And the gateway quests? *Sunfire*: i mean quests independent of the chained or gateway ones *Sunfire*: "normal" playercreated ones Chewett: Those could be made permanant? *Sunfire*: what i mean is that we cant "survive" on the chained quests alone Chewett: True true, but if you make a decent number, it can start things off right? *Sunfire*: ofc *Sunfire*: it's a problem for long term i guess Chewett: if people can finish 20+ quests we have shackled them to MD Chewett: To be less flippant, I hope by then they will be more involved in social aspects of MD Chewett: I want to start up some of the monthly things *Sunfire*: just cant get them to fall into a dark hole afterwards *Sunfire*: ahh thats good as well, sparking a bit of differeent interests Chewett: Indeed, to start with I want to start the HC up every 2 months Chewett: Minus the medals to start with : Pipstickz cheers Chewett: Anyone have any final comments before I go play some awesomenauts
  2. 1 point
    Menhir

    Remember me when i'll forget myself

    When I was logging in today I had a feeling that I have to check the forum. Didn´t do it for a long time. Reading this as the first post which is of interest to me is the answer for my intuition. One thing I just learned in the last week of October is what came into my mind reading your long post. Go into your heart! Things are changing very fast on earth and the most important is the way we are living right now. EVERY single person I know had major changes in life in the last 12 months, myself included. Now I learn what I always knew but never put enough awareness onto. Everything starts from the heart and we are what is there. There are ways to reconnect with your heart and reconnect the brain with the heart, this is crucial. If you need a direction to look, take this one. If you don´t find anything ask me, I will give what I have. I wish I could be a more direct help for you but as far as I can see right now ... we are really far away from each other no matter what direction I look from. All the best
  3. -1 points
    Ivorak

    The Hunting of the Snark

    Postponed indefinitely, as I'm reconsidering some components (too simple/hack-y for my liking). Sorry for the suspense. Will try to revise at some point.
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