Poll

Do you read the fiction in the fiction viewer, or skip ahead to the mission?

I love me some fictions!
46 (80.7%)
Ugh, I just wanna get to the flyin' and the shootin'!
2 (3.5%)
What's a fiction viewer?
9 (15.8%)

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Offline Goober5000

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See the poll.  This applies to any campaign with a fiction viewer, such as WCSaga or Blue Planet: WiH.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2011, 09:38:19 pm by Goober5000 »

 

Offline Black Wolf

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I read it. I also love it for the potential for doing stuff other than fiction with it. I've used it to issue transfer orders and stuff like that.
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In WIH, I found that the fiction viewer text added a great deal of depth to the characters.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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People don't read it?
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Offline Rodo

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People don't read

this.

still...I love to spend some time reading those, so I voted snuffy.. err I mean I loved them.
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Offline Nyctaeus

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I like that idea, but please, don't use any diarys or journals in Fiction Viewer. This is boring as hell.
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Offline Goober5000

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No diaries or journals (at this time anyway).  We're using snippets of other kinds of fiction text.

This is an encouraging poll. :)  Somebody on our team was worried that people would watch cutscenes but skip right through the viewer.

 

Offline Iss Mneur

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Viva les fictions, but please nothing too character-focused in them. Fictions have a lot of potential: as Black Wolf suggested, there are many posssible uses. :)

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Viva les fictions, but please nothing too character-focused in them.
Why that ? Their campaign, their way to write their story and exploit the tools they have at their disposal.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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Offline Goober5000

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Viva les fictions, but please nothing too character-focused in them. Fictions have a lot of potential: as Black Wolf suggested, there are many posssible uses. :)
Actually, now that you mention it, I have been itching to write an episode of Khavet Viish Ni'an for quite some time.  The fiction viewer would be the perfect place to put it.

 

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Some is always nice.
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Viva les fictions, but please nothing too character-focused in them.
Why that ? Their campaign, their way to write their story and exploit the tools they have at their disposal.

Their campaign, their way to write their story, and our way to suggest things since this is a poll. :p

Seriously, the FW has a lot of potential, it'd be a pity to see its use limited only to character drama and the like. I for one would love to read of surface battles and other things involving a multitude of people instead of the classic 1-3 characters. Sure, it's up to the campaign creators to decide, but nothing should prevent community members from voicing their opinions. ;)

 

Offline The E

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Well, nothing's stopping you from writing just that. But always remember that other campaign creators may disagree with you on how to tell their story.
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Offline Sesquipedalian

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We'll be using it for none of the above.
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Offline Akalabeth Angel

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War in Heaven had a fiction viewer? Is this like the Command Briefs? Or what?
I remember reading a bunch of story stuff but don't recall how it was presented.

 

Offline Iss Mneur

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War in Heaven had a fiction viewer? Is this like the Command Briefs? Or what?
I remember reading a bunch of story stuff but don't recall how it was presented.
The fiction viewer is a fullscreen text viewer, which gets placed before the Command Briefings (which are the ones with the little video in the bottom left). 
Spoiler:
If I recall correctly one of the fiction viewer sections is while LaPorte, Simms, and others are on Mars doing their R&R. The fiction viewer is also used for the letters from Elder Martin Mandho
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I think every mission (or very close to it) in WiH had a fiction viewer entry. Yes, I read them. :p