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Question on W.I.P. threads
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Alex Ros Offline
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Question on W.I.P. threads



How do you think what is best moment to open a W.I.P. thread?

Of course it's clear it's better to open W.I.P. thread when you already do have ingame screenshots. But anyone could make tones of gorgeous screenshots while you've finished only one single map of your project and at the same time there are 10 more levels to make. So... what is best moment to open a W.I.P. thread? I hope there will be a lot of very different answers, curious to know who thinks what on W.I.P. threads. Maybe the whole point of W.I.P. threads in recruiting collaborators. No? I do not know...
(This post was last modified: 07-12-2013 05:57 PM by Alex Ros.)
07-12-2013 05:55 PM
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RE: Question on W.I.P. threads

In my opinion, I'd wait until you were a solid 75% or so done. I've been in the horrible situation too much where I announce a project REALLY early, and it gets cancelled. Shit happens, and you never know if you may have to close a project down. I suggest waiting until you're quite far into the process. This way, you know you can and will finish it, and the people who get excited for it won't have to wait the entire time.
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07-12-2013 06:14 PM
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Flaykes Offline
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RE: Question on W.I.P. threads

I agree on this one, I made the misstake of announcing Forgiven way to early and that didn't end well.

So yeah, wait untill you're certain you are going to release the mod.

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07-13-2013 06:22 AM
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PutraenusAlivius Offline
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RE: Question on W.I.P. threads

(07-12-2013 06:14 PM)Statyk Wrote:  In my opinion, I'd wait until you were a solid 75% or so done. I've been in the horrible situation too much where I announce a project REALLY early, and it gets cancelled. Shit happens, and you never know if you may have to close a project down. I suggest waiting until you're quite far into the process. This way, you know you can and will finish it, and the people who get excited for it won't have to wait the entire time.

I agree with this. I opened a thread for A Forgotten Memory with little progress and that project was scrapped. Well, not scrapped. Revamped.

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07-13-2013 07:25 AM
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HumiliatioN Offline
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RE: Question on W.I.P. threads

Yeah in my latest project thread my fails was: I first started to do 24h map / mod, later on I changed my mind to make normal cs... Weeks later nope.. I just now make my first FC with my friend and here we are, it's so much better now than my first ideas. Glad I changed, but with the next project if I made I will release topic when it's about bugtesting phase and I tell people's release date etc.

Well... Now I learn from my mistakes. lol Big Grin

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07-16-2013 01:09 PM
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DnALANGE Offline
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RE: Question on W.I.P. threads

I think people can put it whenever they want,
To announce it, but make sure to work on it often.
so update the thread often, don't make it and leave it "emptyness" on the forum.
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On the other hand,
why should you announce anything this is like 10-20%???
I should announce something when it is around 70%+
Then people can look and see forward to the story.
Only my opinion!
07-16-2013 06:26 PM
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Flaykes Offline
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RE: Question on W.I.P. threads

(07-16-2013 01:09 PM)HumiliatioN Wrote:  Yeah in my latest project thread my fails was: I first started to do 24h map / mod, later on I changed my mind to make normal cs... Weeks later nope.. I just now make my first FC with my friend and here we are, it's so much better now than my first ideas. Glad I changed, but with the next project if I made I will release topic when it's about bugtesting phase and I tell people's release date etc.

Well... Now I learn from my mistakes. lol Big Grin

Wise words sir.

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07-17-2013 04:17 PM
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