@ pfl: If that's the way you feel, I understand. Technical aptitude aside, you're still a great manager. Anyway, we've certainly got a lot of dedicated members to choose from for co-leads. Re leadership of future monochrome/minimalist project(s): I'm heading back to college once Summer is over, so my time/attention will be even more tightly restricted. So, depending on interest, I'll probably appoint a separate leader for each 'fork' of the mono/mini project and fall back into my general overseer role: Keeping things on track; rubber stamping new ideas; updating the OP; and just making sure no one is confused as to what we're making.
(Special guests? Sound intriguing! If you can hook 'em, the more the merrier!)
@ Membrain: Nah, your post was well written. It's just a straight brain-dump, which is what I was hoping for. This is a chance to re-envision the mono/mini endeavour, so no idea is too 'out there' in this, our brainstorming phase. I love what we've made, and I'm proud of every entry, but there's still a lot we can learn moving forward.
Case-in-point: I'm looking at some of the reviews we're getting from the DWmegawad Club, and they're pretty God damned brutal. It hurts, but it hurts good. Same with SuitePee's LPs, although he's a lot more tactful about it; one can tell he's not overly impressed with certain facets of the levels. Both of these parties are giving us priceless feedback, which is oxygen to mappers. The somewhat bash-y feedback is to be expected, I think, from such an experimental collection of maps from many lesser-known authors, and I hope you guys aren't taking this too hard. I don't want to change the open nature of the endeavor. I'm really proud of our work, and this kind of feedback is a great learning opportunity, so try not to take it too much to heart. Live and learn, and all that. :)
So yeah, in game-design parlance, we're potentially looking at a total 'reboot,' depending upon what we come up with this month. So let the brain droppings spew forth! No idea is too crazy to be at least considered. That goes for you lurkers, too. ;)
P.S. I like the idea of a hub. That came up a while ago, too, and gggmork had some ideas, as I recall.
EDIT: just fixed some grammar, and contradictory statements
Last edited by schwerpunk on Jun 10 2013 at 16:09