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Should we keep our models exclusive, or release them to the community?

Keep our assets exclusive - it'll make the final INF release better!
2 (2.8%)
Release assets on a case-by-case basis.
29 (40.8%)
Release any assets we've been sitting on for a while - benefit the whole community.
40 (56.3%)

Total Members Voted: 71

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Offline Mad Bomber

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Re: Do you want Inferno to keep its assets exclusive?
I'm always in favor of releasing assets. It all but eliminates the possibility that those assets will get lost in an unlucky hard drive failure, or loss of cloud storage access, or something.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Do you want Inferno to keep its assets exclusive?
My answer to this question would be "why are you even asking this question?".

HLP has survived and thrived on sharing. It's part of our DNA. Don't be Earth Defense.
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Offline CT27

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Re: Do you want Inferno to keep its assets exclusive?
My answer to this question would be "why are you even asking this question?".

HLP has survived and thrived on sharing. It's part of our DNA. Don't be Earth Defense.

What happened with Earth Defense?

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Do you want Inferno to keep its assets exclusive?
It had a bunch of great assets for a long time but never finished any missions and never released.

 

Offline Galemp

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Re: Do you want Inferno to keep its assets exclusive?
Also, sometimes if you release assets a crazy talented mother****er pops up out of nowhere and improves them of his own crazy Canadian volition. That's a lot easier than recruiting.

Seconded. I hate seeing wasted potential, as my history on HLP will show.
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Offline Mongoose

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Re: Do you want Inferno to keep its assets exclusive?
I voted for the case-by-case basis, but I was primarily thinking of huge set-pieces like, say, the Nemesis.  If it's a ship on that scale that's a huge focal point of the entire plot, then I have no problem with a team wanting to keep it exclusive (provided there's also a plan in place to release it publicly in the unfortunate event that the project should fold).  Other than that, I think recent history has shown that mostly-open assets tend to provide the most benefit to the community as a whole, and as Battuta noted can even help attract fresh blood to your project.

 

Offline Hades

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Re: Do you want Inferno to keep its assets exclusive?
Is anything happening on this front Lepanto? It's been about a month and a half so the poll has had plenty of time to run course.
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