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Author Topic: READ THIS FIRST- About posting suggestions  (Read 13460 times)
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Tom Failur
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« on: February 05, 2008, 02:35:53 PM »

Ok this is intended to give a recommended way of writing out your suggestion when posting it here. This will make it easier for others to understand your suggestion and comment on it.


Thread Title: Try to make your title short and to the point e.g. Hiding in trees/Changes to trading

Short outline of your suggestion: This is a couple of lines giving more of an idea what your suggestion will do e.g. A new item/set of skills/game mechanism that will allow people to etc.

More detailed information on your suggestion: This is where you really pad out yor idea. Try to include everything you can think of about it. If it's a new skill then who is it availble to? Exactly what does it do? If it's a new item then where is it found? How often does it break? Does it have any negative effects?

Why it should be implemented: This is where you explain why your idea should get implemented. Maybe it will add a new feature and gameplay direction that doesn't exsist yet. Or maybe it fixes a current problem with gameplay.

Possible problems: If you're suggesting a new idea you probably don't want to point out the things that are wrong with it. But doing so could help others think of solutions that you hadn't thought of.

Similar suggestions: When posting a new idea please be aware that many things have been suggested before in a slightly different guise each time. If you can then provide links to previous suggestions that are similar and explain how yours differs. Sometimes this may be a different set of %'s or a different solution to the same problem.

Also please read some of the most frequently suggested ideas threads to check that your not posting something that's exactly the same as something that has already been shown to be unpopular.

You can also check in the Shartak wiki for other suggestions, as well as other information. The wiki can be found by clicking here.

Here is a list of the most frequently suggested ideas with links to the relevant threads:

Hiding-
"Hide in Like, You Know, Trees and Stuff." posted by Zeek
"Hide in Plain Sight (the rogue skills tree)" posted by Armadox
"Hiding Skill" posted by G3N
"Camoflage" posted by FirstamongstDave
Plunder-
"Suggestion: Trading Goods" posted by Mark D. Stroyer
"Wagons" posted by Rob Zombie
"Looting (revive from the old forums)" posted by lama
"Suggestion: Looting" posted by Zeek
Extra weapons-
"New Weapon: Boomerang" posted by Tom Failur
"More melee weapons" posted by FirstAmongstDaves
"Would having more weapon types in the game appeal to you?" posted by Johan Crichton
"Towards a Shartak Weapon Model..." posted by Johan Crichton
"You throw your dagger at your opponent..." posted by lama
"New Weapons: Sword, Axe, Spear, Pistol" posted by Odysseus]
"Suggestion - Black Powder Weapons" posted by Skull Face
"Suggestion: Archery" posted by Tom Failur
"Swords" posted by Odysseus
"Rob's Suggestion/s." posted by Rob Zombie
New native pirate-equivalent class-
"Spirits and Pirates - Class suggestion" posted by G3N
"Voodoo Priests and Raiders" posted by Rob Zombie
"Preists and healers (derailed into cannibal discussion)" posted by AlexanderRM
Players building huts-
"A different approach to new settlements" posted by Etherdrifter
"Suggestion: Players creating new villages, settlements, and whatever pirates hav" posted by AlexanderRM
"Suggestion for a new element to the game" posted by Lord Charlingly
Walls-
"Walls. Just... walls." posted by Lord Lordington
"Suggestion: Structures in towns, or "My hut is too drafty!". posted by FirstAmongstDaves
Cooking/Skinning-
"Suggestion: livestock" posted by FirstAmongstDaves
"Pelts and meat" posted by FirstAmongstDaves
"Hunting: New RP Proffession." posted by Rob Zombie
"Food on shartak (eating bananas all your life is just trouble waiting to happen)" posted by Etherdrifter
"Skill: Butchery" posted by Nyarlathotep

Also, when thinking of a suggestion remember to KISS.

Keep
It
Simple
Stupid

A comlicated suggestion is not only less likely to be implemented but may cause unnecessary confusion. The simple answer is often the best.

Quote from: Tomn
Historically (from Shartak's point of view), the suggestions that get implemented are almost always the short, easy, and simple ones that provide a simple and clear benefit.  Stuff like this (with no obvious benefit) generally gets a little talk about potential interest, a few arguments about realism (what is and what isn't), maybe a few quibbles about how it MIGHT be implemented and eventually gets ignored by Simon.


About responding to suggestions
People's opinions are always welcome whenever a new suggestion is posted so people (Simon included probably) can guage how something is received by the general population of Shartak. However when posting your opinion make sure you think through what you want to say a bit before posting. It's very easy to say "I hate this" but it's not very helpful. If you post your reasons for disliking it then maybe it will help people come up with solutions to those problems.




This post is not set in stone, it can be changed if necessary. Post here if you have anything to add or there's something you're not happy with.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 10:33:14 PM »

Tom, many thanks for doing this.
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"Simple suggestion -> complicated/confusing suggestion = never implemented." - FAD
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 04:38:45 AM »

Why this thread no lock?
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 09:53:29 AM »

Because, I believe, as Tom said:

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 02:07:56 PM »

Yay, new post. I would just like to remind everyone, including myself, that there are some suggestions that have been suggested before, and new ones entirely.

Anyway, if one takes the time to read the wiki, which can be found by clicking here. You can find important pieces of information there, such as various statistics and some glimpses into Shartak past. I encourage you all to read up there, especially the new ones who have just recently come to Shartak.
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