(2011-07-18, 05:14 PM)DavinFelth Wrote: Yes and not all those server communities have access to people with knowledge of the client and server to build these tweaks themselves
Not our problem. The people who are serious about hosting a community already have some developers on board, just like they have to be serious about finances. Besides, SunCrusher will end up housing most players and we have a dozen developers on board already and plenty artists too.
I have no doubt someone could come along, rip part of a client modification and turn it into a piece of server side content for their server, like a new item or something. But we want each community to make their own stuff, have their own unique thing to offer, not just host a random directory of server additions any noob to download. Those planning their own community need to work for it and be serious and organised about it, instead of relying on everything being done for them.
Oh, and linking directly into this, if I recall there will be certain requirements in place for a server community to be listed in LPE2, so those without access to these skills and services aren't going to get the publicity anyway. Basically it'll filter out all those who aren't fit to host a proper server, after all running an MMO takes a lot of time, organisation, finances and commitment. And most importantly, its not something which can be done solo.
(2011-07-18, 05:14 PM)DavinFelth Wrote: Ah, well thanks for involving me
We'll fill you in as soon as you have the time to get involved again. Quite a lot has happened since you were last around.
(2011-07-18, 05:14 PM)DavinFelth Wrote: I agree they shouldn't be overdone, I don't want as many as in mech's post but just a couple more to make them more specific for those that want to
Yeah that's how I feel. Its fitting them all into a few tags which is the hard part... Hmm.