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Author Topic: What happened to "First thoughts"?  (Read 1597 times)
walruz
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« on: May 05, 2012, 12:25:55 AM »

Ok, I know what happened to the First Thoughts sub-forum, so I guess what I'm really asking is: Why is it archived instead of open? Since you need "something concrete" as an off-site link to post in the game development forum, where are you supposed to talk about a concept for a game? General game mechanics discussions?
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Eero Tuovinen
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 03:47:00 PM »

The general idea would be to write up your first draft and put it up somewhere else altogether, like your blog or a public file server or whatever happens to float your boat. It's a method of filtering speculative chatter and encouraging people to write their thoughts into a cogent form; after all, most of those first thoughts discussions tended towards idle speculation.

You should also make note of the Forge closure date at this point; I understand the place is going to be shut down in a month or so, so don't start up anything long-term and ambitious here. Still plenty of time for a first draft and some feedback, of course, if you have a good idea for a game.
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walruz
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 04:41:22 PM »

I understand the place is going to be shut down in a month or so
What? Why?
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Moreno R.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 04:54:53 PM »

I understand the place is going to be shut down in a month or so
What? Why?

You can find all the info here:  The forge will close down (info & background)
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