View Full Version : SP Future Suggestions
Sat, 21st Sep '02, 7:10pm
As you've probably heard if you hang around SP regularly, SP will be getting a new design in the foreseeable future. Nothing too fancy, just better organized and easier for me to work with. (The reasons for change and purely technical, not whimsical.)
I already have a few ideas about what I'll do differently this time around, but I don't have anything radical in mind. It'll be more of an evolution than a revolution. Specifically, I want to implement a script that will allow people to post their own (short) reviews/comments on all of the books listed on SP, and probably expand the subsection with a bit of info on every book. This is just what's sitting on top of my mind.
If you have any other suggestions, comments, requests, etc. - post them here! I can't promise it'll all get implemented, but I'll read through everything and if it's feasible and reasonable I might just wind up doing it.
Sat, 21st Sep '02, 7:40pm
You know I must "press" something you won't like. :p
But, here goes...
SP is d&d site and there is no question about that.
However, you know better than me that visitors on SP don't play only d&d RPGs.
What I wanted to suggest before...
To actually DO before...
... was to make some FAQs/Walkthroughs for some nice old non-d&d RPGs and post them on the boards!
(for example Anachronox, yes, there is NO decent complete walkthrough for this on the net)
I know. The boards can't accept that amount of information.
So now again I beg, and beg, and beg. Give us a part of the site to submit FAQs on other RPGs.
Yea, I know, same old "no". But I've tried...
But no to you too, I won't submit anything to lame GameFAQs site!
[ September 21, 2002, 19:43: Message edited by: Extremist ]
Sat, 21st Sep '02, 8:43pm
I think a forum clock might be useful. Also an idea that will be a definite no (but I'm saying anyway) a lil' area where the SP community can post artwork and stuff, it's probably a lame idea though...
Sun, 22nd Sep '02, 5:28am
Tal - perhaps this function is availiable already, but anyhow... you should add the ability to get emailed whenever any chosen topic is replied to, not just the ones you've started.
Also, I agree with Extremist, but ironically I'm a little more extreme. I realize that here we stand in the Dungeons and Dragons Site of Ownage, but I think you should expand to a few more games and unrestrict it. Maybe go for slam-bang RPGs of all genders, regardless of Dungeons and Dragons settings. You know, add forums and download spots for games like Fallout and Morrowind and all the RPGs that get mentioned a bunch in the Playground, but have no sway in the general course of things. Undoubtably you've received this argument way too much, so I'll shut up.
Sun, 22nd Sep '02, 10:01am
People, I'm asking for suggestions for SP - The Website, not these boards... The boards continue to get updated on a regular basis, and mostly any features you can come up with will be integrated in future versions.
Extremist, well, I *could* dedicate a small section of SP to games that wouldn't actually be covered extensively, but users could submit their own work for them... But then, besides yourself, I doubt anyone else would have anything to contribute.
On the artwork... I thought about doing it, but then people would send in everything from crap to actually good work, but I'd have to post everything or they'd be offended... So I scratched that idea some time ago.
And finally, no, SP *will not* cover other CRPGs for as long as there are enough D&D CRPGs around. Not because I hated all others, but because this site is totally focused on these games. Any links I have going here are from similar sites, and all search engine info is for D&D games only. (Which means the amount of people coming to SP for anything else but D&D games is minute.) Finally, I barely have time to play the D&D games covered on SP, let alone any others. And I couldn't do any real coverage on games I don't play.
Anyway, do keep the suggestions coming, but keep in mind what I said above.
Sun, 22nd Sep '02, 10:30am
How about a PnP section? It is a D&D site after all...
Sun, 22nd Sep '02, 11:26am
But, just what is SP then?... The boards are D&D, but there are Fantasy books and games outside of the boards... :confused:
[ September 22, 2002, 11:32: Message edited by: Z-Layrex ]
Sun, 22nd Sep '02, 11:25pm
I agree with Extremist. I would add things to it if you added it on. I wouldn't mind seeing a slightly extended movies section either. i can contribute to that if you like?
Mon, 23rd Sep '02, 12:19pm
Sure, PM me. Since Gash disappeared, no one's working on the movies bit.
Anyway, I was expecting more suggestions than this. I realize SP is close to perfection, but surely there's room for improvement? :p
Mon, 23rd Sep '02, 3:50pm
Hmm, how about having the general colour more... brown..? ;)
Sun, 6th Oct '02, 1:03pm
This may sound a bit unreasonable, but how about a general FAQ or subsection to bring in more p&p players or introduce pen and paper D&D rules and information to a greater extent. 3rd ed rules can be confusing to even the more experienced players. Being a DM, I have to do it all the frikkin time
I used Sorcerers for over a year before even venturing to the forum. The front end of Sorcerers is powerful in terms of the amount of relevant content and the exclusion of bogus crpg's - Diablo 2, Dungeon Siege. (hack'n slash and rpg is not the same thing- to me at least)
It could be a good focus point.
Sun, 6th Oct '02, 10:34pm
Yes, that's been on the list of wants for a long time, and keeps popping up... But I never got around to doing it, there was always enough game content to keep me occupied. So yes, this is on my to-do list, but is likely to remain there a while longer...
Sun, 6th Oct '02, 11:04pm
You should have one page with a link to all of the forums. It gets very annoying sometimes!
Sun, 6th Oct '02, 11:14pm
reepnorp: like this (http://www.sorcerers.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi)?
Mon, 7th Oct '02, 2:31am
A couple more BG portrait sites
Mon, 7th Oct '02, 3:03am
LMAO off at that second link!!!!
:eek: :lol: :eek:
Man that is some talent. The Jim Carrey portrait is classic! OOH and a Shannon Elisabeth portrait. Damn this is good stuff. My compliments to the artist(s).
Mon, 7th Oct '02, 5:26am
There is only one artist at the Portrait Portal, and yeah- he is VERY talented :)
I like the Keanu Reeves one myself :)
Mon, 7th Oct '02, 11:47pm
So what do those sites have to do with the topic? Anything that isn't on topic will be deleted in the future. :toofar:
Tue, 8th Oct '02, 12:15am
Oh, never mind, and thanks man!
Tue, 8th Oct '02, 8:55am
Is there any way we could perhaps help with the suggestion on core rules I've just made? I'm sure that there are enough people willing to help set something up.
Tue, 8th Oct '02, 2:17pm
Not really... I'd need to have it all planned out before I could hand out any parts to be done by other people.