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Re: i got an idea keeping this game alive
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a house is gurranteed to last a long time if built and its foundation strong.
All that is capable only if people want it to be. you can continue down on your own path,but in all reality, they were strong till that house failed.
Why not build another house which is more capable so reaching another high in FL's long history.
Fear for the past will get us no where,
unless u enjoy struggling?

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freelancer is the house and we live in our private rooms
as long we can come out of them and do stuff together its no prob

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hmm...never had the idea freelancer is a house lol


well its MY ROOM! GET OUT!

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you can divise all your mods, all your instructions in how to getting into MP, but its useless in the long run.
Advertisement can get you freshblood, which is great.but only if you can keep it.

At the moment, and deadly serious, the FL community is seperating into little groups, some go with mod 1,others with mod 2 etc etc.
Fl's community is where we need to concentrate. Have a great community,which sticks together and communicates effectively between the mods will be much more appealing to new freshblood, Atm it looks like a mess, little huddles fighting for survival, why join that?
We need to reunite the different communities under one banner before we try anything effectively.


I do not usually like to speak up about this, but I can not agree more with this statement. While in most modding communities for games you see people recommending all sorts of different things for players to try out (look at Half-Life or Unreal Tournament), all I see in Freelancer is mod advertisements trying to convince people that their mod is the mod to play. As soon as something new comes along, the "this versus that" arguments almost immediately spring up. I have even heard first-hand testimonies of people getting banned from servers for discussing other mods - rather this is really true or not could be totally debated, but the fact that I hear about it in the first place is discouraging.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I wish mods would cooperate more than they would compete. I mean, in general, competition is fine, but it's gotten to the point where I feel the Freelancer community is nothing short of sorely divided (again, I'd like to refrain from citing specific examples, but I'm sure you can all think of plenty).

I realize I'm touching a sore spot, and I sincerely don't mean to start any arguments over it. It's just that I can't help but feel like this is what's happening, and I'm sure there are others whom agree.

In terms of progress, I think the FL Community Bar is one of the greatest things to happen in the Freelancer community, as visiting just one site allows you to be exposed to (almost) everything else in the Freelancer community, and I think is a great first step towards community unity. I'm disappointed certain communities have opted out of this system, but that's their call, so I will none-the-less respect their decision.
Revisiting the community video idea, I think this would be another great step towards community unity. Let's face it - we have a lot of great talent and imagination from everyone who still works on this game, and instead of bickering who's better, let's just put together an amazing video and kick some ass.

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you can divise all your mods, all your instructions in how to getting into MP, but its useless in the long run.
Advertisement can get you freshblood, which is great.but only if you can keep it.

At the moment, and deadly serious, the FL community is seperating into little groups, some go with mod 1,others with mod 2 etc etc.
Fl's community is where we need to concentrate. Have a great community,which sticks together and communicates effectively between the mods will be much more appealing to new freshblood, Atm it looks like a mess, little huddles fighting for survival, why join that?
We need to reunite the different communities under one banner before we try anything effectively.


I do not usually like to speak up about this, but I can not agree more with this statement. While in most modding communities for games you see people recommending all sorts of different things for players to try out (look at Half-Life or Unreal Tournament), all I see in Freelancer is mod advertisements trying to convince people that their mod is the mod to play. As soon as something new comes along, the "this versus that" arguments almost immediately spring up. I have even heard first-hand testimonies of people getting banned from servers for discussing other mods - rather this is really true or not could be totally debated, but the fact that I hear about it in the first place is discouraging.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I wish mods would cooperate more than they would compete. I mean, in general, competition is fine, but it's gotten to the point where I feel the Freelancer community is nothing short of sorely divided (again, I'd like to refrain from citing specific examples, but I'm sure you can all think of plenty).

I realize I'm touching a sore spot, and I sincerely don't mean to start any arguments over it. It's just that I can't help but feel like this is what's happening, and I'm sure there are others whom agree.

In terms of progress, I think the FL Community Bar is one of the greatest things to happen in the Freelancer community, as visiting just one site allows you to be exposed to (almost) everything else in the Freelancer community, and I think is a great first step towards community unity. I'm disappointed certain communities have opted out of this system, but that's their call, so I will none-the-less respect their decision.
Revisiting the community video idea, I think this would be another great step towards community unity. Let's face it - we have a lot of great talent and imagination from everyone who still works on this game, and instead of bickering who's better, let's just put together an amazing video and kick some ass.


Well spoken, fully agree

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Yups very well spoken.

Sooooo are there any volunteers who know how to capture video ingame while I unban all the people who spoke about other mods on the Jolt server? (joke ofc)

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I don't want to try to rewind this topic to its main post, but... oops, I already did it

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fox speaks the truth. What needs to be done, however, comes from the modders and server admins. I'm all for sharing, and I think we came a long way in the past 6 or so months, but there definitely is a lot more to do.

However, a question needs to be answered: how? It's a nice ideal, but how should cooperation work? What should be shared? How to do such a thing? What actions should be taken?

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We will need to ensure we agree all on one home. which is neutral and ensures that no group will have power over anyother group of admins/owners from the various servers.
the Starport is truely capable of this role if it wish's to accept.

Actions..First we need to see what communites/servers will take part in this, i hope most will see this as the correct way for FL, but there is always possibilities for some to wish to take there own way


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Hmm..

Well, every server/community contributing could deliver a spokes/dev person.
We could setup a project on the Freelancer Forge site, give the dev's from the mods/servers (login per server should work) developer status and a good enviroment to talk with each other and share code via SVN.
A test server for online testing would be nice to have as well, don't know if anyone has a spare box hanging around somewhere.

One thing should be clear, it should be SP playeble not only online. I don't know how to acomplish the flhook / flac features into a SP mod (dynamic economy, beam after reaching level 70 or somehting, cloak so the NPC's can't spot ya), so a close line of communication between modders and software dev's should happen.

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Well im all for this idea as long as its not gonna be uberlancer take 2.

Every idea should be posted and discussed openly rather than a closed group of people making all the decisions. If it is to work then i think that is the way to do it.

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yes it will ned to be open as dragnite says, no point only having modders/admins talking,we need viws from all angles and areas of FL.
It should create a haven so to speak for all to contribute and work together,no matter the mod u work/play on etc etc

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I'd be game for something like this.

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100 people - 100 different oppinions

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maybe so but 1 person = 1 idea and lots of unheard ideas and opinions and lots of unhappy people who didnt get a say.

On MU we are an open group and discuss every step of the modding and not just between the admin group either. At the end of the day we do what we do for the players and we find they are happier if they have a say in what happens to the mod as well. Granted we dont do everything they want but we find we have a happy medium.

So 100 people = 100 opinions but at least nobody goes away thinking "that was a waste of time nobody listend to me"

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