For sure Hill Top Zone is a big task
. I don't know... personally deadlines have never been a great motivator for me. Perhaps that's why I always underperformed at school... It feels a bit weird to have a deadline. You know, when I think about it, a community project sounds like it should be fun and open. Not necessarily disorganized of course (that's the project part). Whereas the new system makes it feel almost a little too controlled. I realise everything was rather messy before, and little of what was being done seemed to be getting anywhere... but I think at least everyone felt like they could
be a part of it.
Still, I wouldn't want to go back to that. If we can get the new system working, then it can be a lot better. Have a look at this:http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?s=&...st&p=429571
and then this:
QUOTE (Daveydude @ May 18 2010, 10:02 PM)
At the moment it almost feels like there is no work to be done until someone else is finished.
You can see where people could misunderstand the original post. It looks like each asset is already taken by the named artist. Many of which we haven't seen in awhile. I think it needs to be more clear that they're open to different interpretations. There shouldn't be anything stopping someone from starting their own version. People could be put off by this.
As for the S-Tunnel... Gambit will be working on that won't he? I mean it's practically GHZ level art. I may be contradicting myself in some way or other but I don't think that should be open to the community.
It's not so much that I don't like the goals. They're fine, and I think it's a good idea to have a specific target. Just maybe be a little more open to other contributions. Think of the Nebula. It started out looking rather unusual... but the community really got together and helped and it's improved to the point that I really quite like it! But apart from that, I think it got the community going in other ways. Even if the Nebula itself wasn't part of the project targets (to be fair of course, I believe it started out before the forum overhaul), the activity from the community inspired others into doing their own work. The frequent revisions invited others to have a say. People love to voice their opinions. It just got things moving.
Of course then you get these valuable members (who seemed to have the sort of commitment I've longed for all my life) randomly deciding to have long breaks and everything goes quiet... Of course that's only natural, everyone needs a break
. The staff have the ability to inspire the same kind of activity and community spirit. But it's just not happening. And that's why... umm, nothing is happening... Staff and community must work together
Maybe that all sounds a bit stupid. I'm not so sure I got my point across so well :S. I'm sick of typing so I'll leave it as it is.
Anyway, why can't the staff come up with concepts too? I mean I'm sure you do, but we haven't seen any, so it doesn't help us in the slightest.
This post has been edited by zemulii: 18 May 2010 - 11:25 PM