- Jan 10, 2015
Before any of you vote, please read this!
On MCME we have things called projects, these are run by designers, yet we also had public projects, the most recent one being Fennas Drunin. These public projects are small areas or cities on the map which are planned and built by people not from the designer rank. That means that these projects can give a lot of advantages, but disadvantages as well, that is what this post is about.
Firstly we have the issue of not having progress on projects, or people not feeling happy with projects as they go on. Recently this has been a huge issue with Moria being the only available project as Dol Amroth was on hold. Thus people got bored and started to do their own projects on freebuild or do other things outside of MCME which slowed down progress majorly.
Secondly we have the issue of experience, as people, especially artists, are only building what they are told to build, yet this makes them a lot more dependant on Designers, it would be better if they could be left to their own devices and run small areas in a large project themselves. This would mean that people have a lot more knowledge and will probably start doing a lot more work, as it concerns their own creation, instead of their own house in a huge town.
Contrary to this is that it might slow progress on the main projects, as people will enjoy the public projects more than the main projects, that will lead to a bad environment which we should not encourage.
Also we might have public projects cause an issue on the running side, especially in the begin, as we have to rethink the way of letting them be lead, and what locations they should be done on. Though if this first hurdle has past we should be able to make them go better, though there still will be the aspect of inexperience of the artists and other members leading the public projects.
To sum it up, we have projects now, but what if we reïntroduce public projects. A few of the pros are that the artists will do something outside the projects, especially if they go on hold for a while, or if they do not appeal the artists, it will also teach artists how to plan areas and will cause them to be able to do more without guidance of designers. The cons will be that it might cause the main projects to have slower progress and we have to figure out how to make sure that they will not cause issues. Now you can vote, do you want them back or not.
Be sure to comment if you have additional arguments for either side.
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