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16 Re: Activity Poll on Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:37 pm

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Back when this forum first started, I floated the idea of a skype chat (though if there were a lot of us in there it'd have to be moderated a bit so people aren't spamming it or it loses its effectiveness). I'm totally fine doing a mass mail thing too, or maybe starting a mailing list so we're not spamming people who aren't interested.

Round 24 submissions were actually supposed to close today but I'm seeing trends of people who are tentatively willing to host but would prefer something low-key like a minigame rather than taking on the responsibility of balancing a minigame. If we're all in favor, I'm down for:


  • postponing the round submissions for a few weeks and running minigames, and maybe having a few minigames specifically for new hosts to practice running games? Kind of like newbie maf only for hosts instead

  • creating some sort of skype chat or mailing list so that people don't miss games when they're not actively checking the forum


Open to suggestions!


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17 Re: Activity Poll on Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:11 pm

I'm totally down to just do minigames for a while, and I'd join a Skype chat. The only issue is that I don't really use Skype much and I have enough trouble keeping up with the chats I'm in already, so it might not be particularly effective for me. I'd totally sign up for a mailing list, though, and like I mentioned forum PMs are an effective way to reach me.

As for minigames, I have one I'd run, but I'd also like to give new hosts a chance if they want to. I'm also willing to balance check games, though I admit my game balance methods are more based on intuition than anything (look they basically always work out well okay), so I may not be a WHOLE lot of help in that department.

Basically I'm down for anything here!


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18 Re: Activity Poll on Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:17 pm

I'm down with those two options.

I'm the only one that's posted about hosting a game this round, and it'd just be throwing some random thing together right now. I think it'd be better overall to run a handful of minigames for people to try hosting or play with cheeky setups.

As far as a chat goes, I agree it'd need some moderation to keep it from deviating. Chat and banter to a degree is probably fine (?),  especially since at heart we're all here to play games together. But its primary function is an extension of the boards for communication purposes. So as long as that hits a reasonable balance and serves as proper notification, I don't see why not.

Actually, notifications would probably need to be in titles or some other system, because if it's purely in chat it might be missed in conversation by any checking in now and then, and it's easy to tune out a group if chatter is going on you don't plan to follow. Actually at that point it might make more sense to have two groups. One purely for all game notifications, and the other for chat if people want to do that.

idk I am overthinking this. Basically two thumbs up.

edit: I also offer my services in both designing and assisting with prospective hosts. Not that I know what I'm doing. I don't, if anyone was curious.


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19 Re: Activity Poll on Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:53 pm

I was thinking about floating the two-group idea too, actually, with a chat/fun group alongside a group for notification purposes. Maybe we could even run quick games of mafia through Skype or whatever? I used to play like that sometimes on IRC and it was a lot of fun. Mini-minigames!


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20 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:11 am

I know discord has a sort of organization where theres different channels but I dont know if a majority here has it?? It also supports voice and I wouldnt mind playing mini voice chat games if it works alright.


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21 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:39 am

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I was actually going to suggest discord as a chat client if people already use it. We could have channels for announcements, general/fun chat, running actual games, etc.

Also, there's a newsletter setting in the admin section, so I just sent out a newsletter to everyone. Please check your email (make sure it wasn't caught in spam) and maybe let me know if this would be a good solution for mass pings? If it's too annoying we can try something else. We can still create a group chat for funtimes if people want.


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22 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:26 am

The newsletter works fine for me, and sending one of these out before every round will make sure I don't miss any. Discord also works great for me, since I'm already using it for a number of other things and it has mass-ping functionality built right in!


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23 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:29 am

I'd be fine with Discord. I use it for a couple things already.

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24 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:09 pm

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A'ight guys, we'll be doing those newsletter email notifications, but we've also got a discord server now. I have the basics set up but you guys are welcome to mess around in it and set up whatever channels you want too


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25 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:53 pm

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Okay here's what we're gonna do re: the hosting situation

If you're a newbie host and would like to try your hand at hosting a minigame, post in this thread. You don't even need an idea; if you don't have a game idea we can supply one for you. If you want a cohost, post that too. If no newbie host replies in 48 hours saying that they want to host, then experienced hosts can go ahead and run silly minigame ideas.

We'll reopen main game submissions in a few weeks or something. We'll figure it out on the fly. I believe in us.


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26 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:15 pm

I can try hosting again. My first game was not very balance well.


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27 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:47 pm

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Sure thing! I remember you saying you had a setup idea in mind. Do you want a cohost this time around, or do you want to run your own setup and maybe have an experienced host balance check for you?

Either way, ping me and I can help you set something up (or ping Luxaria, who also volunteered to cohost. Either of us is fine)!


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28 Re: Activity Poll on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:14 pm

I'm thinking about things lol I'm not sure if I want to go solo and just go wild or have a co-host


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29 Re: Activity Poll on Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:23 pm

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tbh, host a game whenever, and if you want support you have it.


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30 Re: Activity Poll on Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:54 pm

Kiyoko wrote:(or ping Luxaria, who also volunteered to cohost. Either of us is fine)!

+1

I am the second most helpful. Let me help. ;w;


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