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Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Archian, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Kyrbi0

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    Your resources may not; but is that true of other sections? AFAIK the model section, for example, still has a backlog of several pages.
     
  2. Marshmalo

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    I would like to get one of my Icon resources removed please, I submitted it but credit has been incorrectly assigned to the standard Blizzard Entertainment account despite containing some freehand.

    The draconian rules surrounding resource submission are one of the reasons I don't post more of my custom-made/blizzard edits here. I would like to share resources but I don't think its fair how credit goes to an AI account. If it cannot be correctly credited then please remove this resource:

    BTNDwarveShaman
     
  3. Ralle

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    I'm sorry, that's not the rules anymore. I will send you a private message.
     
  4. SHV

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    Hello! noob question here, is there a way or a mod that can allow me to play Warcraft Reforged campaign with Night Elves beign colored to their apparently offical, Teal color?
     
  5. Chaosy

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    Firstly, you should make a thread about this elsewhere. This is mainly for questions that only staff can answer.

    Anyway.

    No there is nothing like what you are describing because:
    1. In order for a map/campaign to be accepted it needs to be changed to a fairly large degree, just changing one line in each chapter would not get your map approved.
    2. Reforged do not support custom campaigns (yet) so it is literary impossible to do right now
     
  6. Feng Shui

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    Is there currently anyone moderating Off-Topic?
     
  7. Stefan.K

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    What happened with this?
     
  8. Retera

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    It never happened to my knowledge. @Ralle said there was going to be an API, then I think a month later when he was going to write it I got caught for having a smurf account for memeing and got a penatly against my Hive account, so Ralle's motivation to help me was probably understandably low.

    I would still enjoy trying to add a feature like that to my tool if the API became available for it. But it would really benefit from a Hive site upgrade that asked model uploaders to choose a license -- whether it was permitted to use that model for developing new ones, and to what extent -- and adding that option might be really hard. I never thought to talk to Ralle about that one.
     
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  9. Ralle

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    Way off topic. My motivation to help you was never affected.
     
  10. IcemanBo

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    Are @Naze and @Heinvers still Arena Moderators, as their titles say? I ask because of:
    Is there a difference?
     
  11. deepstrasz

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    Well, in what the title is concerned, Mythic is a Media Manager.
    Does that include Media | HIVE ?
    Manager=/=moderator/reviewer?

    Lot of titles around which have no definition.
     
  12. Map Designer

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    what do you mean? reviewer seems clear to me. someone who reviews resources.

    moderator too: someone who have power to approve resource and open/close treads

    manager is a moderator with fancy name,

    not sure what is not clear?
     
  13. IcemanBo

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  14. Kyrbi0

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    I agree it should be clear what the individual positions & titles actually mean. But just a simple list somewhere ought to be enough.
     
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    Hello, everyone!
    I read the rules and it says that I can't upload an unfinished map.
    I'm making a single player map and I wanted to upload first 2 chapters out of 4 to ask people's opinion on this map. They are very polished and take 1-1.5 hours to complete. My question is: does it still count as "alpha beta version"?
     
  16. Mister_Haudrauf

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    Yes. It is probably better if you make a Thread in here and let people make their opinions. You should only upload finished stuff in the maps section.
     
  17. Shar Dundred

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  18. praudmur

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    Okay got it. My 2 cents:This rule leaves no chance for little project to get people's attention.
     
  19. Shar Dundred

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    I am not sure why you would think so, to be honest.
    Map Development is not just a place for "big projects", all kinds of projects can get their feedback there.
    The Map Section has more traffic from people who are not active in the forums, yes, but people
    who are not active in the forums are less likely to give you feedback in the first place.
     
  20. MasterBlaster

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    That's a strange take.

    From my experience, most projects listed in Map Development forum get a fair amount of views/downloads/feedback posts - I even remember seeing some that reached dozens of pages worth of discussion, especially if their author made sure to present his work in an attractive way and stayed active in regards of answering other people's posts and providing updates. Do the same and I'm pretty sure your project will also gather some attention, even if it isn't very big.

    On the other hand - even if we assume that your opinion is correct, it doesn't really change anything. The whole idea behind allowing only completed versions of maps in the map section comes from two simple facts - most people who start a project never finish it, meanwhile - I imagine - most people who visit the map section and want to download the map are actually interested in getting a finished map/campaign.

    This results in a situation where if incomplete projects were allowed, the map section would be literally flooded with them, thus making finding complete projects harder., thus making the experience of using custom maps worse. Obviously this could be remedied by flagging incomplete projects or providing an option to filter them out, but then chances are such projects wouldn't get much exposure anyway. So... what's the point?