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Offline Jeff Vader

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And what if the number of missions is 21?[/i][/color]
I'll eliminate the ambiguity.  NO.  No, we will not grant any exceptions whatsoever to the 20-mission rule.  This policy exists for a reason, and if we let members hack it to death with a thousand hypotheticals, it will quickly become meaningless.
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Offline Mobius

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Does the forum activity count so much? People can come here to post without working on their projects and can even create new accounts to come here without letting the others know("Hey, what about...?").

 

Offline castor

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So, do the strictly  "cinematic" missions count towards the total of 20?
Or are only the missions where player actions can affect the events counted in (take Blue Planet for an example)?

 

Offline Mobius

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"20" is a generic number. No specific conditions. Meh.

 

Offline karajorma

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...could you get rid of all the old projects on the hosted sites list?
Which ones?

What the **** have you got against FRED Zone! :confused:

And Casualties of War is finished, released and sequelled so I don't know why you'd be nominating it either.
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Offline colecampbell666

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They are no longer updated. It is kinda a put-off having half the projects on the list from 2003. I suggest incorporating FRED Zone into the Wiki or something, or else something to make it look more updated. (even just remove the dates on the messages)

And CoW may be finished, maybe hide the site and put it on FSMods.

Even just make another list that says "Outdated Sites".

I remember even seeing an HLP banner on one of these sites in 05, and I was like "hell, these places are so old that HLP probably doesn't exist any more!"
« Last Edit: May 13, 2008, 02:56:21 pm by colecampbell666 »
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Offline karajorma

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Somehow I don't think that complete project = unhosted is a message we really want to be sending out. :p
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Offline colecampbell666

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Somehow I don't think that complete project = unhosted is a message we really want to be sending out. :p
Even just make another list that says "Outdated Sites".
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Offline Polpolion

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I can see it now: "Hey, Casualties of War dev team! Congrats on you release of your mod, but now that you're done, your site is now OLDE and we're marking you as an strange, dead project!"  :rolleyes:

 

Offline GTSVA

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BUT who'd want to play such short campaigns?
Who'd want to play The Procyon Insurgency then, which only has 17 missions?  Or Shrouding the Light, with 15?  Inferno, with 14?  Aeos Affair, with 10; Cardinal Spear, with 8; Destiny of Peace, with 7; Twilight, with 6; Deus Ex Machina, with 5; Echo Gate or Phantoms, with 4 each?  You would know better than I.


Oh....I just like long campaigns... :D
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Offline colecampbell666

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I obviously mean that .01 seconds after the campaign is done it should be archived. :rolleyes:

Like I said before, even just remove the old news links.
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Offline Axem

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What if I have a 21 mission campaign encapsulated in a single mission? What if I decide to bump up my missions at the very last moment from 5 to 98? What if I make a compilation of greatest hits missions, am I limited only to the top 20?

These are all very pressing questions that I can't go on living without.

 

Offline blowfish

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QFT. Me, Bengal, Retsof, Shiv, And Blowfish are working on a 40 mission mod

Though I actually haven't had anything to do for it yet.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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What if I have a 21 mission campaign encapsulated in a single mission? What if I decide to bump up my missions at the very last moment from 5 to 98? What if I make a compilation of greatest hits missions, am I limited only to the top 20?

These are all very pressing questions that I can't go on living without.
Exactly. I've made so many high quality epic FRED missions I could never select which ones to use. You hit the nail on the head, Axem.
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Offline blowfish

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You didn't sense the sarcasm :rolleyes:

I'm sure that if half of the missions were done already and the rest were progressing quickly, they would make an exception.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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What sarcasm? What post?
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BUT who'd want to play such short campaigns?
Who'd want to play The Procyon Insurgency then, which only has 17 missions?  Or Shrouding the Light, with 15?  Inferno, with 14?  Aeos Affair, with 10; Cardinal Spear, with 8; Destiny of Peace, with 7; Twilight, with 6; Deus Ex Machina, with 5; Echo Gate or Phantoms, with 4 each?  You would know better than I.
Not me, for one. I've never even heard of most of those. Hell, the only ones I'm familiar with are the Procyon Insurgency and Inferno.
But I don't see the point of the 20 mission rule. Some people (i'm sure) lose motivation to finish a campaign on the third mission, and some lose it 1/4 way through the first mission (like me). Setting a deadline of 20 missions too me just seems like a purpose to rush and get it done and over with, resulting in bad mission design.

What if I have a 21 mission campaign encapsulated in a single mission? What if I decide to bump up my missions at the very last moment from 5 to 98? What if I make a compilation of greatest hits missions, am I limited only to the top 20?

These are all very pressing questions that I can't go on living without.

Will you do that?

And, damn, I'd love to join an existing project, but despite my proficiency with FRED (more then most people think), I have no imagination (motivation issues aside) :(.
Fun while it lasted.

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This is turning into the Month of Policies™.  ...  Blah, blah, blah.  I'm not so rude as to quote the whole post for a short reply.

Thank you for the ongoing effort to focus the community on completing viable projects over hyping recently-announced, never-to-be-released megaprojects.  I, for one, prefer seeing a host of smaller releases much more than decade-long waits punctuated by half-assed cancellation notices.

[Insert obligatory bile here, because it would be wrong for a user to approve of something the administration came up with.]

 

Offline Hellstryker

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QFT. Me, Bengal, Retsof, Shiv, And Blowfish are working on a 40 mission mod

Though I actually haven't had anything to do for it yet.

Because bengal is a very lazy UV mapper