An Urgent Message to Schine

    klawxx

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    Starmade forums sounds like a couple of drunk people trying to survive apocalypse; the end of times.
    Like we are doomed, and have nowhere to go, but at least we are having some kind of emo-depressing fun...
     
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    Fair enough!;)

    So... let's see. Issues to address:
    • A game this complex needs more technical subforums like the Logic sub. Without this, useful posts are always being sunk and become difficult to find. Also, seeking out up-to-date ideas and feedback regarding engineering or design necessitates trawling about the General forum, which can color a player's experience of the game due to all the conflicts constantly being hashed out there. Such contentious threads could be removed to General when off-topic, making forums for Logic, Engineering, Reactors, Weapon Systems and the like places where civil, topical discussion can reign so people can find out what they need to, and share relevant thoughts and ideas about how to use systems without being accosted about whether the game is gud or not, which is an issue for the General forum.
    • It might also be good to have a sub-forum wherein we can corral meta-discussion of how the game should or should not be developed, etc.
    To ensure that players can use the forums to ask about and discuss relevant game issues without ever really setting foot in General unless they want to get into the randomness, what new subforums do we need?

    Currently I think:
    • Engineering
      • Logic
      • Ships
      • Stations
    • Combat Engineering
      • PvE
      • PvP
    • Design
    • Galaxy & Planets
    • Industry & Economy
      • Mining
      • Manufacturing
      • Shops
    • Drones
    • Fleets (as in discussing fleet dynamics and issues, tactics, etc - not showcasing fleets we've made)
    • Development Feedback (here is where comments/critiques on development direction would be 'on-topic')
    Too much?

    Too little?

    Disorganized?
    Too much.

    My idea is to replace https://starmadedock.net/forums/mods_mentors/

    with

    some general forum whose purpose is to move all threads like this one into it.

    I would call it something like "Development Meta". I DONT KNOW. Just brainstorming.

    The main purpose is that discussions whose OP targets topics that are just general rambling about alot of aspect of the game or another type of feedback aiming at alot of different mechanics instead of talking about one certain game aspect, would be moved from general discussions into this new forum.

    Alternatively I would suggest to replace the Council (https://starmadedock.net/forums/cir/)

    with a "general feedback" called forum. It's description would be "Here belong topics whose OP aims at talking about multiple aspects of the game, or general critique with the development or company."
     
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    TheDerpGamerX

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    No please, let me see how the 3 and 9 post accounts contribute to this forum. They allready did so well by talking about anything else except about the game. It's marvelous.
    Nobody's using alts because nobody gives a shit. Take deadeyes for example. He may be a 3 post account, but he's been around since 2015 and actively participates in discord discussions. If you're gonna spin bullshit conspiracy theories go to infowars.
     
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    Nobody's using alts because nobody gives a shit. Take deadeyes for example. He may be a 3 post account, but he's been around since 2015 and actively participates in discord discussions. If you're gonna spin bullshit conspiracy theories go to infowars.
    I didnt talk about alt-accounts.