The Future of TWHL Created 7 years ago2011-01-31 06:49:13 UTC by AJ AJ

Created 7 years ago2011-01-31 06:49:13 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 7 years ago2011-02-10 00:24:18 UTC Post #290240
Can't we just start with an all-encompassing "other" section and see where that goes?

To reiterate what PB said:
I think we've come to a tentative solution: Remain a Half-Life site, but open up possibilities for extra games and engines.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-10 01:24:52 UTC Post #290241
That's pretty much the idea, yeah. Just a place for members to chat about non-Valve game mapping.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-10 02:08:57 UTC Post #290242
I like Soup Miner's idea. If it happens to take on a specific trend, perhaps then a new (sub-)section could be discussed.

Also please a photography section where us photographers can show off our work and bloat our egos and pretend we're ?ber.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-10 03:38:45 UTC Post #290243
There's already a photography thread and an entire miscellaneous forum. Catering to different, specific interests can only go so far.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-10 04:18:27 UTC Post #290244
Not necessarily specific interests but a decent categorizing system, on your own profile or such you could make\edit categories so people can check out your photography or such, it's a hell of a lot more convenient then just going through a entire unorganized thread for one purpose, and then having to dig for other misc things that person may have created\posted.

Also Luke, what the fuck you want us to do? Be non-relevant like you?
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-10 04:33:27 UTC Post #290245
As myself I am always relevant.

Going on Soup's idea:

Even if we start catering to other crowds, whom may already exist here, what really makes it different from the current TWHL?

Everything that can be / wants to be discussed is already happening. There's threads here that encompass pretty much everything.

You say that we need sections for different stuff like this? What makes you think that opening sections will bring in more people?

The threads we have, as of now, are sufficient enough as they are. There is nothing about topical threads that screams "hey, this would be cool if I could start a NEW thread about this subject, and put it in this subject's section!"

What we really need to do is focus on what we have, and what we could reasonably have.

We have:
  • A community made up of about 40 active members
  • Goldsource and Source tutorials
  • A shit ton of maps for said engines
What we can reasonably have:
  • A new name (still don't see a point)
  • A new domain (all for it)
  • New Webdesign
  • new hosting (necessary)
  • More tutorials
The most important point is the last point. Tutorials. Or not even that: just content.
Given we get actual content for other things we wish to do, then we start branching that way. You can't "build it and hope they come". This isn't fucking Woodstock.

Start a motion towards different content, and then we can move that way. I don't think discussing what we could encompass will accomplish anything. Start showing genuine discussion and interest to other things, and then we can even think about adding more.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-10 14:38:32 UTC Post #290253
Fair enough, I just figured the site would have been a little more organized and friendly to use for the existing members, not necessarily to attract new members.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-11 20:30:03 UTC Post #290293
You still haven't made up your mind?

Oh, and I haven't read a thing, there is just to much to read.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 00:52:48 UTC Post #290297
Whatever we do, it won't happen for a while. This thread was created to get your opinions on our ideas for the future of the site.

I can already tell you that our plans for the site redesign have changed a fair bit as a result of the feedback here. The renaming of the site isn't in any way a given at this point. If we can keep the name familiar and get a suitable domain, then it's win-win for all of us.

When the time comes we'll probably be rolling out another thread with our revised ideas and getting your opinions on those, too.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 11:11:48 UTC Post #290308
Im only 13 but I would like to say that if you would create a web on YOUR OWN STUFF (server/etc) that would be good, as if you lost contact with the web owner person COMPLETELY (CAPTAIN P's OFF AND I NEEDED HIM)we would all be in the s***s... so I think that this would be a jolly good idea!
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 13:46:07 UTC Post #290310
I've run the numbers. He's right.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 13:47:02 UTC Post #290311
Maybe it is better just to make a TWHL 4 on a new domain and server.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 14:36:14 UTC Post #290312
How about more activities? More things for the community to do. Consistent competitions, MotM stuff that is current and up to date, and more mini-compos that challenges mapping, modeling, texturing, whatever is fun. That'll keep the community booming.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 15:20:26 UTC Post #290313
I'd love to see editorials written by the the senior mods and/or the more experienced users on mapping-related stuff; something less formal than a tutorial yet more focused than a journal post.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 15:40:49 UTC Post #290314
Damn it, twhl.co.uk is taken too... since 26th of January! Was that any of you guys?

Yeah only now I thought of checking, even if I mentioned it several days ago.

I promise I won't bring up the domain subject again :P
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 16:17:32 UTC Post #290316
www.twhl4.com is.....available.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-12 16:21:17 UTC Post #290317
On the note of server costs: I'd be willing to donate monthly.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-13 01:47:13 UTC Post #290322
I would also be willing to donate
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-13 03:30:55 UTC Post #290323
twhl.com.au :badass:
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-13 04:09:08 UTC Post #290324
Server costs are no issue to us.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-13 05:24:49 UTC Post #290325
Still. It's not so much an issue as it is wanting to do it.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-13 08:22:24 UTC Post #290330
Wow, people really don't want to let go of the TWHL name.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-13 10:02:05 UTC Post #290332
Oh, Strideh, I have to use UDK for uni, so I'm all for it! The editor needs some serious tweaking though, in my opinion. Sadly it ran smoothly on my old Nvidia GPU, but since that bombed out, and upgrading to the ATi HD5870, it started to run like shit in terms of FPS, so it also has some annoying support problems which I couldn't get any help for at the official forum.

But it's such a wonderfully optimised and stunning engine, it has so much potential for amateur developers and would definitely be a great way to attract new members if we could actually get some good tutes and what not for it. Who knows, I might end up helping.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-13 12:44:15 UTC Post #290341
If you don't have control over this site, and the owner doesn't give a itsh. then take the new domain, simple as that.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-14 16:16:37 UTC Post #290370
What new domain.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 02:07:39 UTC Post #290378
I think he just means a new TWHL.whtevz domain.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 03:20:15 UTC Post #290380
What's wrong with TWHL4?
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 03:37:15 UTC Post #290381
What's wrong with TWHL4?
When I mentioned TWHL 4, I didn't mean it as a name, just a new version. Websites never put the version of the site in their domain, it's just silly.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 04:02:31 UTC Post #290382
Especially when you want to update your site version?

Although, you could update the site in revisions, but you'd be stuck in TWHL4 for a good while....
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 15:07:20 UTC Post #290387
I think that shoutbox should be fixed so that you don't have to refresh the page to see what others have posted.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 16:35:56 UTC Post #290389
I think that shoutbox should be fixed so that you don't have to refresh the page to see what others have posted.
I think you should adjust your snotty attitude.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 17:37:18 UTC Post #290391
You're a cunt.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 18:02:33 UTC Post #290392
That kinda pointless commenting gets faces adjusted, P.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 18:39:16 UTC Post #290393
Pointless Comment.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-15 18:54:44 UTC Post #290396
This is getting stupid now. Well done.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
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