Please remove featured SW:IW content

Please remove featured SW:IW content

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SpliFF
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Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by SpliFF » 28 Jan 2010, 07:08

It seems rather confusing, not to mention unfair, that a mod that has been in closed beta since 2008 is still featured on the games page and in banners, screenshots and movies all over the site.

I can visualise people coming to the site and going "hey, this thing is cool, I love Star Wars!" then downloading and installing Spring and finally discovering that the whizbang game they're looking for can't be downloaded.

I could understand this if SW:IW really was "coming soon" but the last post about closing the BETA and claiming it would reopen "soon" is dated May 31, 2008. I can see it's been edited since then but it's still impossible to tell when the BETA closed, or when it will reopen.

I appreciate SW:IW needs time but there's no indication at all in any of the Spring site content that the thing is only an internal project. I think it's time to stop pimping it until it is actually accessible to players, whether it showcases the engine or not.

P.S. By "visualise" I mean I did this once myself. Got all excited then discovered I wasn't welcome. Not a good feeling really. Even condescending in a way. HERE"S SOMETHING COOL AND YOU AREN'T INVITED UNLESS YOU BEG! BEG!! HA HA AHA HA!!
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Mav » 28 Jan 2010, 08:04

Tequila makes people say funny things...
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Spawn_Retard » 28 Jan 2010, 08:16

Spliff has a point.

i kinda dislike this closed beta idea when considering the openness of spring.

It's up to them if they want to shoot themselves in the foot, but false advertising a game will only leave people frustrated, no matter how good the game looks.

I think it should be noted that they are continuing work on the forum and on the mods work page, but all content e.g. logos and screenshots should be taken down, as its only dissapoint for a new user.


I can remember when the first star wars mod came out, without half of the shit they inculded in the screen shots, i felt cheated. They said it would be coming soon, 4 years later im still waiting.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Mav » 28 Jan 2010, 08:21

Spawn_Retard wrote:It's up to them if they want to shoot themselves in the foot, but false advertising a game will only leave people frustrated, no matter how good the game looks.
It's worked for Apple after all these years....
Image

Seriously, did anyone feel the Apple iGasm today? I felt like Obi-Wan today:
Obi-Wan wrote:I felt a great disturbance in the Force... as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by SpliFF » 28 Jan 2010, 08:28

Hmmm... good point. I think I'll start claiming Apple wrote my mod :twisted:

EDIT: OMG, Apple lawyers coming up driveway... must stop typing and run.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Otherside » 28 Jan 2010, 10:27

Yeh i agree its potentially misleading.

But i heard the SWIW team have started working on it again. So imo wait till a response from one of the dev's.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Satirik » 28 Jan 2010, 11:10

i agree it should be removed until it's playable
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Gnomre » 28 Jan 2010, 23:25

if you want to speed it up, throw us some people who can write good looking walker animations. Those are what I suck at most.

That said, whatever, I'm sure Zsinj will bitch and moan though
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by SinbadEV » 28 Jan 2010, 23:43

maybe you should send some cake, beer and/or women to zwzsg... he wrote some pretty stellar walking animations in his day.


also... I too feel like having SWIW pimped in a big box at the top of our homepage is frustrating to potential new springers
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by zwzsg » 28 Jan 2010, 23:55

SinbadEV wrote:maybe you should send some cake, beer and/or women to zwzsg... he wrote some pretty stellar walking animations in his day.
I'm pretty sure Gnomre knows about me and my walk scripts.

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I lost interest when I realised they wouldn't release I.W. before reaching perfection.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Gota » 29 Jan 2010, 03:30

Hmm they just keep on coming...
How many are there?
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by SinbadEV » 29 Jan 2010, 03:41

Gota wrote:Hmm they just keep on coming...
How many are there?
Actually it's looping, so infinite... but if you watch, every 130 cycles it's a scantily clad nurse instead of an ATAT
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by hoijui » 29 Jan 2010, 11:48

that was discussed before. i agree, they should not have banners and all that, as long as most people are not able to play it.
i do not remember if there was a reason, or just laziness to remove, or an argument like "we do not have enough other nice looking banners".
i just know.. nothing was done against it.
In the end, odds are, that we will gain more new users then we will loose because of this, and even doh this is no argument for me, it may be for some.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by smoth » 29 Jan 2010, 16:15

I could do some gundam banners if it would make you lot happy.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Pxtl » 29 Jan 2010, 16:22

Do you remember how much shit people took over aGorm's goddamned TreeMap? The one that was on the Wikipedia page?

This is like that.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by KaiserJ » 29 Jan 2010, 20:26

zwzsg wrote:Image
:-) i swear you have a terrabyte of OTA animated gifs. very impressive.
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by smoth » 29 Jan 2010, 20:52

zwzsg is a brilliant mother.... SHUT YO MOUTH... was just talkin about Z baby..
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by Gnomre » 29 Jan 2010, 21:36

Regardless, if they are taken off the live site, could you guys at least throw the topics containing them in some other forum (hell, the IW forum here would be as fine as any) so we don't have to find the stuff again later?
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by bobthedinosaur » 29 Jan 2010, 22:04

I lost interest when I found out the game/ mod was going to be about George Lucas's cybernized jizum
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Re: Please remove featured SW:IW content

Post by hoijui » 30 Jan 2010, 11:02

Gnome, this is about removing the banners and the like, not the SWIW related forum topics/subforum.

what is also unclear to me:
Would also the screenshots be removed, or only the stuff that really hits you when you go to springrts.com?
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