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Should a new forum section be created to house all these forum-based games? (Sim houses, etc)

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New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« on: March 24, 2007, 11:38:50 am »
I've actually made my first poll on the forums. Will wonders never cease?

Anheeeeway. Daxx went ahead and proposed this in another topic, and i'd been considering the thought myself. So how about it - a new section for all these sim houses and whatnot? That way it wouldn't clutter the topics about other games.



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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 12:03:44 pm »
I say yes, but I think it shouldnt only be games, so the name Meta-Game doesnt work that good. Stuff like that thing with Lego someone did in the forum section should be allowed to. Maybe project logs is a good name?
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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 04:21:00 pm »
Projects is a good name.

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 04:29:21 pm »
So what if it dies off? What are we going to do with it? I think people will eventually have trouble coming up with something original.

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2007, 04:32:57 pm »
I think this trend will eventually burn out unless stories will continue with Spore. There isn't that many many at the moment, it just seems like it. The idea can be submitted to Steve and see what he says.

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2007, 05:17:57 pm »
I'm not so sure. It took off quite well and now others are wanting a slice of it - the original house seems to be continuing somewhat after it's ending, then we've got the two other houses, celdur's movies, and if i'm not mistaken Hydro said he wanted to do a simcity. If anything i'd say the trend's in the waxing, not the waning.

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2007, 05:24:37 pm »
You guys have short memories.

We already tried this when the GSRC thing was up and running and when the Forum Games post count issue was raised.

It was agreed that there are not enough of these games to warrant a separate forum.


Personally I like this idea, we can get these Sim games out of the PC games section because the amount of clutter they cause is annoying. It's like when the Spore forum's first page was all stikied topics. We could also move the RPs out of Forum Games and knock off the post counter down there.

And then maybe you could move the Spore RPs over to this new forum too. That way people who want to play games can just go there instead of searching the whole forum.



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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2007, 05:28:25 pm »
I'd be down with the Spore Creations/RP seperation.. not sure I can see it happening, but i'd be in favor of it.

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2007, 05:50:00 pm »
Mabye a new section dedicated to stories, spore fanfics, RPs, and comics all in one? That might get to cluttered though.
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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2007, 05:50:52 pm »
Well it'd have to be a Games and RP section seeing as the Creation Corner is for "creations".


I'll level with you, my agenda for a long time has been simple when it comes to this. I want to get the RPs out of Forum Games so that we can make the posts in Forum Games count for nothing. In such a world the spam of Forum Games would now be free to happen and we can still get the credit we deserve (Our posts counting) for our well thought out RPs since they are obviously not "spammy".


I am more than willing to give up my posts in Forum Games so long as I get to keep my posts in the RPs because I (And others) have invested too much time for them to suddenly count less than my Jack Thompson topic.

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007, 05:52:16 pm »
I was going to suggest something like this, but I couldn't think of a way to say it. That pretty much summarises what would make me happy.

To summarise the summary:

Make new section
Move all RPs (Spore and otherwise) and Sim House variants there
Disable post count in Forum Games
Be happy

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2007, 05:53:51 pm »
Daxx and I agree... I think that should be enough for even the toughest critics out there.

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2007, 05:55:31 pm »
I agree for a joint section of RP/Meta-Gaming board. This could be useful.

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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2007, 06:00:03 pm »
I think the comics people make could go there to.
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Re: New Subsection: Forum Meta-Gaming
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2007, 06:03:40 pm »
No, things like comics can stay in everything else, unless an Art & Creativity board is wanted as well.