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Change is afoot....

Postby MrBenn on Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:13 pm

Something's stirring in the Foundry....

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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Lobster Crush on Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:15 pm

MrBenn wrote:Something's stirring in the Foundry....


Ok, I'll go grab my spoon...brb.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby colton24 on Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:18 pm

What is it :?:
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby mibi on Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:22 pm

colton24 wrote:What is it :?:


It's a thanksgiving themed Turkey Dinner map.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby captainwalrus on Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:28 pm

MrBenn wrote:Something's stirring in the Foundry....

Will there be clues hidden in your avatars this time?
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Danyael on Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:30 pm

is it a
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby sully800 on Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:45 pm

Here's the first draft that Benn has been helping me to develop.

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To do:
  • Increase number of territories
  • Make attack routes clearer
  • Does the font need to be changed?

I'm open to constructive criticism, but please realize I've tried to fit the current gameplay so it matches the theme of "Change is a foot". Therefore any drastic changes to gameplay that don't take the theme into account won't be considered for this map.

Thanks!
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby isaiah40 on Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:45 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby RedBaron0 on Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:41 pm

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rubber spoon rubber spoon rubber spoon rubber spoon rubber spoon rubber spoon..........
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby MrBenn on Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:56 am

Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Boy: There is no spoon.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Danyael on Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:29 am

does it involve a new sock ;)
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby MrBenn on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:08 pm

"I can feel it coming in the air tonight"
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby 72o on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:22 pm

Oh lord.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby MrBenn on Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:02 pm

The eagle-eyed foundrygoer will notice a couple of the changes that have been made to the Foundry Structure this evening. The most notable changes are as follows:

  • The 'Main Foundry' has been moved into alignment with the 'Drafting Room' and 'Final Forge'.
  • 'Not Maps (Mostly)' has been renamed to 'Foundry Tips & Discussions'
  • Within 'Foundry Discussion', there are two new subforums - one specifically for guides/tutorials, and one which will be used for official foundry competitions

These changes have been made to bring some continuity across CC forums, and to provide the right framework for some of the things that the Foundry Team has in store for the future. Here's how the Foundry looks now:

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    Drafting Room
      Draft Map Threads
      Map Ideas (Subforum)
      Recycling Bin (Subforum)
    Main Foundry
      Main Foundry Map Threads
    Final Forge
      Finally Finishing Map Threads
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      Viewing Gallery (Subforum)
    Foundry Tips & Discussions
      Discussion Threads
      Tutorials & Guides (Subforum)
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby samuelc812 on Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:04 pm

Nice work MrBenn ;)
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Tupence on Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:05 pm

=D> Much better; I used to lose track of where some maps were, but this looks great!
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby the.killing.44 on Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:08 pm

Tbh I liked the Main Foundry as the regular topics.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Danyael on Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:09 pm

nice remodel simple and even more organized
Great Job
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby cairnswk on Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:33 pm

I applaud the effort to bring everything into line with other CC forums, but to my way of thinking, everything has been moved down a layer now and there is another click you have to make to get to something. More data begin transferred...more time to wait.... :(
Hmmm. I'm not really convinced by this.
It's a shame that we cannot have 4 tabs at the top of this Main Foundry forum like there is in the Contorl panel, and when you activate one tab it displays the page for each forum. That way we could have some of the deeper forums brought up closer to the top.
Were it possible, suggestions for top tabs might be:
| Tools & Tips | Ideas | Drafts | Gameplay | Graphics | XML | Quenched | Beta | Gallery | Dead Projects | Discussion |

With this layout, maps could be also be moved between Graphics and Gameplay forums to be more specific about where they are in the stamping process.

Perhaps it could even be a layout like there is in the main site menu system.
Anyway, suggestion good or bad, that is it. :)
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby mibi on Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:52 am

lol, when in doubt... do the Forum Shuffle! \:D/
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby captainwalrus on Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:12 pm

I don't really like what you did to the main foundry. It used to be that when you would go into the foundry you would see a bunch of maps being made and even if you usually only go into the drafting room to look at your own map, you might see a title that interests you and go and check it out, but now you have to go into the sub-forum, so only people looking for things in the main foundry will see it.
That made not much sense but my point is it was better the old way.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby MrBenn on Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:20 pm

The structural change is merely the first step along the road towards a bigger goal!

There's still some more things we're working on behind the scenes with a view to making the mapmaking process more expedient. Once there are a couple more things in place, then the new structure should make more sense... the ultimate goal is to get the good quality maps into the main foundry, and to bring more commentators and feedback into the central workshop ;-)

The other thing that I'm hoping to bring on a bit is the tutorials and guides element... I've done a quick sweep of the Foundry Discussion forum today, and picked out the most obvious topics that contained some form of tutorial/guide/advice. Out of the 14 pages I scanned through, there were only 25(ish) threads that fell under the umbrella to be moved into the new subforum (and even then I'm not sure they should all be in there). I'd love to see more useful tutorials/guides appear - and that's another part of the grand plan.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Anarchy.x on Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:27 pm

sully800 wrote:Here's the first draft that Benn has been helping me to develop.

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To do:
  • Increase number of territories
  • Make attack routes clearer
  • Does the font need to be changed?

I'm open to constructive criticism, but please realize I've tried to fit the current gameplay so it matches the theme of "Change is a foot". Therefore any drastic changes to gameplay that don't take the theme into account won't be considered for this map.

Thanks!


personally i quite like the look of this one :lol:
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby oaktown on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:59 pm

as Cairns points out, there are indeed more layers - subforums within subforums. But as the place continues to grow we need additional organization and specialization, so the time for this has come. Nice work.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby whitestazn88 on Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:03 pm

i'm not happy with it...

i liked being able to go into the main foundry, map development or whatever it was called, and map ideas with 3 clicks of my scroll wheel... now i have to click open a window, then click something else to get to map ideas... its taking too long for me to bash someone's dumb map idea...
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