|2002/12/10 23:34:09 PST by Dev [manager]
Edited at 2002/12/10 23:38:14 PST
And so here we are!
When FoI got going, I designed its foundation to be contributor-centered; the Project would go where its members wanted it to. So, to make a correction to your analogy, Aetrus, the foundation is already there, and we're actually talking about the first floor. But my point is, my authority in having the final say and all is nothing without the initiative and hard work from all of you; that's the difference between this being my project and your project. So I would also need to know where you guys want to take it; that's exactly what's just happened here. Who's ready to really get this show on the road?
I waited a while before making this post here because I wanted to get a sense for the popular opinion. Here's what I've come up with:
Most people are either fine with a 3D- or 2D-based game, or prefer 2D-based over 3D for reasons that have already been discussed here. That tips the scale toward 2D. I'm not saying what precise type we'll go with; whether it be birds-eye (ex. Final Fantasy 1-6, Warcraft II), isometric (SimCity 2000), even sidescrolling (Contra, certain Zelda sequences), or something else. If we can establish this much, it'll be the first of a handful of big steps we need to take to start the production stages of the project.
My finger's hovering over the button, but it's not to late to hear arguments and decide something else. This is my proposal, and it will be up to all of you to decide. So, jcore: no need to be so humble, and Aetrus: we each get a flag. ;D
EDIT: Siemova, we posted together. :P You gave me an idea; do we want to schedule a chat where we can decide this and then start taking those next steps toward cementing our plans? Maybe we should make a rule that no one can leave the chat until it's decided. ;D If so, what times would work for people?