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Poll: We've got some fresh info to share - how'd you like to see it presented? (214 member(s) have cast votes)

We've got some fresh info to share - how'd you like to see it presented?

  1. Dev Blogs (132 votes [61.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.68%

  2. Report In (40 votes [18.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.69%

  3. Community Q&As (16 votes [7.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.48%

  4. Behind the Scenes (20 votes [9.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.35%

  5. Other (please specify) (6 votes [2.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.80%

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 13:22 #1

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Hello, Community!

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Ok, everyone, thanks for the feedback!

I think it's pretty clear how you'd like to see our splendid pieces of information distributed. We plan to kick things off soon, with a short blog about our goals for 2012: how we'll plan to involve the community in our development, where we'll be showcasing our game, and what this all means for Project Splendid.

The recent news regarding the shift in our release date was a little rogue, so we'd like to Take control of the situation, and define things a little more clearly. Also, screenshots, yes.

Thanks again for your involvement and thoughts!

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Edited by RoyaltyinExile, 16 February 2012 - 10:21.
some examples

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 13:28 #2

Don't suppose we can have high res versions of those 6 images could we?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 13:40 #3

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I.... I... I have no idea :D

In this stage it would propably better to pack the stuff in "report in" and "behind the scenes" format as the things are changing a lot.
However once some features are at the stages where they stay and get polished, some more indepth "dev blogs" would be perfect.

So atm I would vote for "report in"

thanks a lot for this opportunity and yes indeed a large troll version would be splendid ;)

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 13:40 #4

Don't suppose we can have high res versions of those 6 images could we?


Eventually®, yes.

Some of these images will form part of a future package of screenshots, so must remain as a taste of what's to come for now. :)


Best,
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Edited by RoyaltyinExile, 10 February 2012 - 13:51.

Arma 3 is a combined arms military game with an infantry focus. Built upon appropriate, useful and engaging elements of simulation, it's an accessible platform for a variety of official and community playable/sandbox content, based on the principles of authenticity, diversity and opportunity.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 13:45 #5

I think report in is best at the moment.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 13:48 #6

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Report In for me. Or Dev Blog, but far from Lord Butcha, otherwise the devs may feel intimidated to speak ....wait for it... ALL THE THINGS!

Edited by Smurf, 10 February 2012 - 13:52.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 14:01 #7

Behind the scene, pls!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 14:08 #8

I say a monthtly podcast that has the same format as the report in's with developers from different departments would be nice. This should save you some time.
You could share photos and videos via micro dev blogs.
Organize a Q&A after the game turns gold and couple it with a behind the scene for the ultimate behind the scenes salad.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 14:21 #9

Were is the "all of it" button?
Dev Blogs give the player an insight on how things work, wich is very interesting.
Report in does basically the same.
Community Q&A is something fantastic
And everybody wnat to know whats going on behind the scenes because you see the Devs working on the game.

Everything is interesting!

P.S.: Those Screens are amazing!

PPS: High Res Please? Want Wallpaper!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 14:22 #10

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Glorious day!

EDIT: Posted that before I noticed there was no high res pictures. Can we have? Answered

To answer the question, though - I prefer the good old Dev Blogs method. I'd find that I like to hear the in-depth technical side of a feature. Why it was choosen, complications, the road ahead ... anything really. A good developer lies in its attention to details. That and pictures of course :)

Edited by colossus, 10 February 2012 - 14:32.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 14:26 #11

Why not settle for a little bit of everything? Personally what I enjoy the most when following projects is consistency. As the ACE mod and the beta releases have so ably proven, this gives me something to come back to regularly-- even if I don't have time to play just now. Pick a date or day; then follow up with periodic updates along the lines you first set forth. Don't worry about pimping the reports either. This community understands you are busy actually working and not just messing about the forums.

I guess that puts me on the Report In/devblog side of the fence.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 14:30 #12

so so... hidden pic http://www.arma3.com...ling/tiny_7.jpg
other then that, awesome. Also I would probably like dev blogs, detailed information about stuff, I dont like QA, cause ppl ask stupid questions. Its better to let devs talk about what they want.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 14:46 #13

I would prefer to get news from Dev blogs + twitter.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 15:04 #14

Devblog or Report In.

And please, high res versions of those screens. They're amazing!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 15:08 #15

Some of these images will form part of a future package of screenshots, so must remain as a taste of what's to come for now. :)

PPS: High Res Please? Want Wallpaper!

And please, high res versions of those screens. They're amazing!

Anyone else?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 15:15 #16

Dev blogs and Community Q&As

I'm sure I'm not the only guy who wants to hear negative answers from BIS to the question of ArmA3 being dumbed down to sleep better at night

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 16:08 #17

I picked Report In, but the choices are so 90's and txting wasn't an option. :P
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 16:16 #18

I picked Report In, but the choices are so 90's and txting wasn't an option. :P


:D I think that might have been covered in 'other'..? Just page me your ideas and I'll update our mySpace profile about it.

Anyone else?


and...

Some of these images will form part of a future package of screenshots, so must remain as a taste of what's to come for now. :)


Plus, we've never been a fan of hi-res screenshots. :butbut:

Why not settle for a little bit of everything?


Yup, that's most certainly the plan, but it's always good to know what the most preferred options are :) for example, we might end up with 3 Report In's and only one Q&A, etc, etc.


Best,
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 16:22 #19

I still think you guys should do podcasts now and then. It's good to hear the voices behind the 0's and 1's

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 16:26 #20

I really like the behind the scenes stuff. But If its updated regulary, Report In blogs will also be lovely. :)