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Posted: 21st May 2006 06:45

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why not add FFVIII and up, since you got the older ones.

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Posted: 21st May 2006 07:25

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I think R51's previous answer is still the current answer:

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In terms of adding other games to the site, we'd be happy to. But most people who suggest such things don't quite understand what an undertaking it is to do a game section with the quality CoN members and visitors expect. We don't launch site sections until they are as good as the FF7 section. Any sections on the site now that are not quite as cool - well, we're working on improving them first. So if you have a collection of flawless data, art, screenshots, etc. to give us, we'll write code around it. But for now, don't expect new games of any sort - especially not FF8, which remains among the least favorite of the series for much of the staff.


Which to summarize is:
-CoN is attempting to update what CoN has to match the FF7 section.
-It takes a great deal of effort to launch a whole new section.
-Pretty much every staffer dislikes FF8.



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Posted: 21st May 2006 07:55

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CoN started out as providing FF6-only coverage.

You should be happy that the staff has gone through the effort to provide us with coverage for plenty of other games under the Final Fantasy label. wink.gif

Of course if you can provide them with the entire contents of the FF8 section in question yourself, all neatly formatted for use on-site and in the same style as the other sections, MAYBE you could try to negotiate something with them. Don't take my word for it though, last I checked the CoN staff was quite sane of mind and didn't care much for FF8. tongue.gif

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Posted: 22nd May 2006 18:08

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Rangers51, you might want to put up a sticky topic about requests for adding new sections.

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Posted: 25th May 2006 13:38

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Del S wrote:  Pretty much every staffer dislikes FF8.


Is that really the shared opinion of most of the staff here? I found FF8 to be a pretty enjoyable game. I'd like to see it added to the knowledgebase here at the CoN, but if it's not then no biggy.

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Posted: 25th May 2006 15:27
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Del S wrote:  Pretty much every staffer dislikes FF8.


Is that really the shared opinion of most of the staff here? I found FF8 to be a pretty enjoyable game. I'd like to see it added to the knowledgebase here at the CoN, but if it's not then no biggy.

You might want to keep these kinds of opinions to yourself in the future. wink.gif

Adding new content takes a lot of work. Everyone who thinks the site should have any kind of new content should IM or email Josh RIGHT NOW and volunteer to help him finish some of the things that are in progress already. Not only would that help get things done, but it would give you an idea of what new sections might entail, and you can quit whining for them without having any concept of what they're asking for.

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Posted: 29th May 2006 18:00

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-Pretty much every staffer dislikes FF8.


Funny, I was thinking about making a request that the staffers skip 8 and go directly to IX

Because I too share disdain for 8
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Adding new content takes a lot of work. Everyone who thinks the site should have any kind of new content should IM or email Josh RIGHT NOW and volunteer to help him finish some of the things that are in progress already. Not only would that help get things done, but it would give you an idea of what new sections might entail, and you can quit whining for them without having any concept of what they're asking for.


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I would volunteer if I was more computer savy, although I wouldn't mind finding images or information for CoN


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Posted: 12th June 2006 19:22

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Why want CoN to have more FF's.Im not saying it'd be horrible or the site is,im saying it's not the only site on the internet.

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Posted: 12th June 2006 19:30

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Also, more boards means more bandwidth, which R51 has to pay for. I think. Maybe I'm confused.

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Posted: 12th June 2006 19:39

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Why do we need multiple threads for this? Maybe I WILL sticky this.

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Posted: 1st November 2006 08:00

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Well, unfortunately, unless your working on the boards yourself, or are willing to send a full section to these people, it is not going to happen until they get done, you have got to remember, these people actually *gasp* have lives, they cant be adding everything suggested, they would be editing non-stop for months, and personally, its a lottttt harder than it seems.
Oh, and *thirds comment on disliking 8 with a vengance* but I actually didnt hate it as much as X-2 *shudders* (spammidy, lol)
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Posted: 22nd November 2006 02:49

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I liked Final Fantasy VIII a Lot but it is not my Favorite so I do not mind.

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Posted: 22nd November 2006 22:16

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Whats wrong with ff8 anyway?
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Posted: 22nd November 2006 22:39

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Posted: 9th June 2007 23:57

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uh ya even though i dont want to end up dead for this

ff8 is my favorite final fantasy.

and even though im a new member i have plenty of time over summer and i would gladly help with the site.

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Posted: 10th June 2007 00:07

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So Basically if we want new game to be added to CoN, all we have to do is rack in all the info?

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Posted: 10th June 2007 01:42

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So Basically if we want new game to be added to CoN, all we have to do is rack in all the info?

Depends on the game. There are games that I'm simply not interested in writing code to display, and unfortunately I'm backlogged enough on that to the point that if someone provides data for a game that doesn't fit in with current plans, it will be for naught.

For all the people that accuse CoN of having an institutional bias against FF8, it's really not that at all. Most of the staff did find FF8 the least fun of the canon games, true, but it's really more that FF8 is a bit of an easy target for us to joke about. That said, FF8 doesn't really fit in with our vision for the site, which has always been to cover the best of the "older" games to come to our shores.

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Posted: 10th June 2007 02:20

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Um........I'm still rather unclear on what kind of games you, the CoN staff, take in but I'm willing to lend a hand wherever I can. Not yet though since I am now going into the exam period of the year :\ but afterwards I'm all for helping you.

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Posted: 10th June 2007 14:10

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ya if the staff wants to tell us what games u r interested in adding to the site, i would be glad to help. im in high school, its summer, i have plenty of free time. im no computer wiz, but im no idiot either.

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Posted: 13th June 2007 22:53

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FF1 Dawn of Souls and FF5a are what we would in theory need help with right now. I'm a bit pressed for time to answer at the moment, but searching this forum should show you exactly what we tend to look for, especially the "Help Wanted" threads.

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Posted: 13th June 2007 23:08

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I think I must be going blind if I missed a whole bunch of "Help Wanted" threads. sleep.gif

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Posted: 14th June 2007 00:18

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I think I must be going blind if I missed a whole bunch of "Help Wanted" threads. sleep.gif

http://www.cavesofnarshe.com/forums/ipb/in...?showtopic=5632

I haven't updated it in a while because the vast majority of people who express interest don't follow through.

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Posted: 31st March 2008 20:35

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Can we not start an FFIX coverage for CoN?

I have written a walkthrough already for it so i could upload it on the site if you want biggrin.gif

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Posted: 31st March 2008 21:05

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Can we not start an FFIX coverage for CoN?

I have written a walkthrough already for it so i could upload it on the site if you want biggrin.gif

Like R51 said, it would go against the format of the site: the older games of FF. If you asked me, just covering 1-6 would've been fine with me if 7 wasn't so good.

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The walkthrough is still only half the work isn't it. And coding is the boring half.

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it would go against the format of the site


Maybe, I haven't played the game though.
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Posted: 3rd April 2008 20:35

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The walkthrough is still only half the work isn't it. And coding is the boring half.

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it would go against the format of the site


Maybe, I haven't played the game though.

You don't have to, it's from the playstation era of Final Fantasy. It doesn't go well with the nintendo era games. Or maybe the suckiness of 8 just eclipsed it and they don't want to go close to it.

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The walkthrough is still only half the work isn't it. And coding is the boring half.

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it would go against the format of the site


Maybe, I haven't played the game though.

You don't have to, it's from the playstation era of Final Fantasy. It doesn't go well with the nintendo era games. Or maybe the suckiness of 8 just eclipsed it and they don't want to go close to it.

I can't speak with the full authority of R51 or Tiddles, but I will say that right now CoN's major priorities are to make the information on the six games we currently cover as up-to-date as possible. We're open to covering new games, but before that happens we want to improve our coverage of the older ones. And while there aren't any plans to make an FF IX section in the near future, it's not like we're trying to avoid the "playstation era" or anything.

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Posted: 3rd April 2008 21:05

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That's good. I'd like to see it on the site someday, but I can definitely wait for it. I was just referring to R51's post.

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Posted: 20th November 2010 01:29

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I have to just ask one question: At minimum, what would you want to open a section for a game?
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Posted: 20th November 2010 01:42

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I have to just ask one question: At minimum, what would you want to open a section for a game?

The bare minimum would be everything that we have for Chrono Trigger. A full walkthrough, data for all the major categories like weapons, armor, enemies, etc., a good collection of miniguides, and all the images necessary to match. It would be all the better if we're the only site that has the bulk of the content.

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