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# 11
01-05-2011, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Napoleon_BlownApart
People already casting votes for one particular mission when so many have not even been tried really ****es me off...

Just go ahead & vote now... and I'll just freakin' rage quit...

Why even bother making anything when you already made up your mind...

In Fact why even bother with this post... not like anyone but the 3 or 4 of us are reading it...

In fact why not just make "The Syndicate Extraction" your first poster boy mission now... why wait for anymore votes or try any other missions... you've obviously made up your mind.
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It just lit a fire under my chair when I read that... I consider it an insult of the highest order and won't forget it..

Thanks Alot LOP and Nagus... I expected more from you guys but I guess I was wrong. Thanks for the freakin' support and a Fair Chance.
I hate to say it, but I really dont play on playing any of your missions after that reaction. The fact that I really enjoyed and voted for Galactrix mission is not an insult or personal attack on you, its just my opinion. Your response is pretty disturbing. That said; if I do play a mission I like more between now and the 25th, I'll edit my post.
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# 12
01-05-2011, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Napoleon_BlownApart View Post
Thanks Alot LOP and Nagus... I expected more from you guys but I guess I was wrong. Thanks for the freakin' support and a Fair Chance.
I thought we had 3 missions to vote for. My 1st vote is for Galactrix's mission, my 2nd and 3rd are undecided. I didn't cast all my 3 votes for Galactrix's mission but to be honest each of the missions I've played so far, admittedly not many, had something in it that didn't vibe well with me. Galactrix's was simply the 1st I was actually pleased with.

I don't know about the Nagus, but if you want to blame me for anything you can blame me for not playing a lot of missions before casting my vote, however, the whole beauty of forums, polls and voting systems is that until the 25th, we're supposed to be able to change our votes, aren't we?
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# 13
01-05-2011, 05:45 PM
Fair enough Nagus... it just struck me wrong... I flew off the handle and could have been more diplomatic about it... but the point is that there are some people out there trying hard and it felt like being shut down before the race starts.

it is tough enough to even make well written and well executed missions but to be rejected without due consideration strikes a tender nerve for me...

I have great hopes for the Foundry and for all authors to have their day in the sun and have tried very hard to be helpful and to review as many missions as I can & try to be helpful to the community at large.

It seemed very pre-mature for the casting of votes at this time for something weeks down the road & I accept the willingness to edit your choices in light of future experiences.
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# 14
01-05-2011, 06:02 PM
LOP - Not blaming anyone in particular... you guys just happened to be at the top of the list...

To be honest I saw this post earlier in the day and the thought crossed my mind that I had not really experienced any missions that met my criteria of 5 stars even though I've reviewed about 30 so far. It seemed ludicrous to cast a vote without sampling more of what is available.

In fact the ratings thing is a writers nightmare that only brought up shadows of my past in the Music business. I labored in obscurity for many, many years and when my chance came my own brother stabbed me in the back just like I knew he would.

Same holds true now... I try to give support to whomever needs it and hope we can all work together for the benefit of ourselves and our gaming community. I'm hopeful for good things to happen and hope somebody will actually try the missions I've created.... but I expect the knife in my back and to just be casually thrown aside - so I get a little anxious and lash out occasionally and for that I sincerely apologize...
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# 15
01-05-2011, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Napoleon_BlownApart View Post
In fact the ratings thing is a writers nightmare that only brought up shadows of my past in the Music business. I labored in obscurity for many, many years and when my chance came my own brother stabbed me in the back just like I knew he would.
*Sigh*

Sorry about what your brother did and you're right about the rating system. Rating systems, as far as I've experienced are popularity contests masquerading behind thinly veiled subjective reasoning.

What we truly need is a system that allows a player to assign a Show/Ignore Boolean value to a list of criteria and each mission should be voted upon by the players as for how it matches the criteria. This should allow us a more customized and personally tailored system to feed relevant missions to us. If you include a "Show me missions my friends/fleet-mates also enjoyed", it'd be a near perfect. Sadly though, this system is probably the least feasible for Cryptic to implement at this time and so, we're stuck with a rating system.

I tried to say the same thing in the CoH AE closed beta and Paragon Studios was probably exactly at the same spot Cryptic is now. "We need some sort of system, like right now, and we cannot wait for the best system to be implemented."

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Same holds true now... I try to give support to whomever needs it and hope we can all work together for the benefit of ourselves and our gaming community. I'm hopeful for good things to happen and hope somebody will actually try the missions I've created.... but I expect the knife in my back and to just be casually thrown aside - so I get a little anxious and lash out occasionally and for that I sincerely apologize...
I sincerely hope that despite the knife in your back or occasionally finding your missions in the "Haven't been played for months" pile you will continue to support the community as hopefully all of us will. I know that knife in the back and the piled-on dust of unuse will be my share and probably most of us will experience it, which is exactly why we should all stay level-headed about spotlight votes like this.

After all, this is for fun and fun alone and I think we'd be doing the community a disservice if we allow ourselves to forget that.
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# 16
01-05-2011, 06:34 PM
Well... at least I can get it off my chest and we can move on... End of Rant.

It's obvious what the problems are and not-so-obvious are the solutions.

No one wants to be ignored or left out and the Painful Facts of Life will step in and do what they will... it is beyond my control and perhaps that is the most frustrating thing of all.
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# 17
01-07-2011, 07:11 PM
It's neat that tranman and Galactrix seem to have found an obscure mission that merits attention. I hope that more of us can play more and more missions to find hidden gems.
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# 18
01-07-2011, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirkfat View Post
It's neat that tranman and Galactrix seem to have found an obscure mission that merits attention. I hope that more of us can play more and more missions to find hidden gems.
Oh, I don't really deserve any of the credit at all. I noticed that Galactrix said he enjoyed and recognized the author name from SBUGC. And from there, well, you know how it went.
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