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POLL - Content Focus (CLOSED)

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  • March 12

    Hey there MC members, I wanted to throw out a poll for the next few weeks asking you guys what types of content you'd like to see more of in the future. I think it's important that you guys have a say (instead of me just running whatever I feel like whenever I want) and I think being able to drop a quick vote in is a lot easier than a potentially long, detailed comment (of course, I'm down for that as well :D).

    I still do want to hear what you have to say, so after heading over to the poll (link below) come over to this discussion and let me know why you chose that option. 

    Link to the Poll

    How do I vote?

    Voting is pretty easy, just head over to the link and click one of the circles to the left of the options. You can only vote for a single option, but you can change your vote at any time during the course of the Poll (which is ending on the 26th of March), but once the Event officially closes your answer will be locked in.

    You can also reach the poll from the Main Page (where I'll probably be sharing it a number of times) or by going through the Modder's Conclave's main page and heading down the end to Polls. You'll be able to read the poll results whenever you want, and can check back on completed polls whenever you want.

    The Options - Delving Deeper

    First Option  - The first option is basically what I've been doing lately, focusing on creating new types of content instead of discussions. This is a bit more of a, long term focus with the group doing something that isn't really done on the larger Modding Sites (Nexus, Steam and Bethesda.net) or at least it isn't done in the same way we do it. This primarily focuses on our Reviews and Modder's Logs, or content that really anyone could create without needing an in-depth knowledge of how to create mods, or needing to dedicate months to playing a build using that particular set of mods.

    Second Option - General Discussions are just your everyday sort of thing. The CloakapaloozaMod of the Day and Weekly Discussion: Cheat Mods are all different examples of this but the category is just too broad to narrow down.

    Third Option - I wasn't originally going to post this as an option, because I can't exactly run monthly events without them clashing with other groups but it is a different way to look at content creation. Are Events something you could see yourself more interested in as opposed to just talking with people or randomly creating a type of content (like with the Modder's Logs or Reviews). A large part of that is Mini-Contests, which aren't so much events or anything like that but things that are designed to create a brief spark of activity based around something small (like, finding a mod that starts with each letter of the alphabet in one day or something like that), they're more something that's supposed to be fun rather than something that might take a week or a month to do.

    Fourth Option - Right, so the final option is to work more like the MC did before I started hosting it. The group was focused a lot more on providing help to people who had issues with mods or wanted to create mods themselves but I decided to mostly do away with that. I think that 80% of the answers are going to be "Head to the Nexus" or something along those lines, and you can find answers a lot easier on other sites. However, I can't deny that it is super important for people to have some Tech Support so I wouldn't be opposed to working on more of this content (or at least linking to Gopher's video series fairly often).

     

    Now, the poll is based around looking at the main type of content, but it doesn't mean we'll just stop posting other content. If you guys want to focus on Events I'd still push Modder's Logs (because I think they're a fun idea) and create general discussions but it wouldn't be the main focus of the groups. Please go ahead and vote and then come back here and drop your reasonings down.

  • March 12

    The link doesn't work for me. 

  • March 12

    Alright, I've gone and fixed that up Liss

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    March 12

    Well, I should have read the descriptions first before voting.  Option 1, when I look at the poll, doesn't strike me as something for people "creating" mods which is how I interpret it after reading your description.  So while that's cool, and certainly ties in with what the Vault does (unique stuff to draw to our community) I am more in line with option 2 (as I can't create mods..lol) but use them and have contributed reviews and input on them. 

  • March 12

    Well, I should have read the descriptions first before voting.  Option 1, when I look at the poll, doesn't strike me as something for people "creating" mods which is how I interpret it after reading your description.  So while that's cool, and certainly ties in with what the Vault does (unique stuff to draw to our community) I am more in line with option 2 (as I can't create mods..lol) but use them and have contributed reviews and input on them. 

    Well, sorry that's not quite the idea behind Option One, it is the creation of content (which I was using to describe things like the Modder's Logs and Reviews) but has absolutely nothing to do with creating mods. I don't really see the point on having a heavy focus (though I will feauter anyone who does create mods like I have with Tenebrous' mod thread) on creating mods when 99% of people are going to go to either the Nexus or Bethesda.net (with Steam thrown in there as well) for any help there, and what we get may end up as just promotion for mods, which we kind of already do through Reviews and Content.

    So, yeah Option 1 is what your describing when your talking about Reviews. 

    EDIT: But you should be able to change your vote as far as I'm aware, basically until the end date you should be able to (theoretically) alternate between the four options until it ends and then your locked in.

  • March 27

    There we have it, the Poll has officialy closed (or at least Im 73% sure it's closed) and the votes are in, with an overwhelming 83% of all votes going towards Modder's Logs and Reviews. I know, 83% of members want the group's focus to be on Modder's Logs, and so those 5 people who have spoken, apparently speak for us all.

    Yeah, I know, I know. Maybe it wasn't exactly nice of me to run with that 83% and make a big deal out of it, but at the moment I'm going to be catering towards those 5 members and focus the group more on the creation of Modder's Logs and Reviews, and turning them from a kind of barebones mish-mash of vague ideas into a form of content that will hopefuly drive the group out into the open.

    I want to make it clear that this is what I (as a Host) will personally be doing. This doesn't mean that you can't drop in your Top 10 Favourite Fallout 4 Mod List in tommorow, nor does it mean that you can't talk about the horrors joys of trying to play through Requiem. The main focus of the group might have changed, but that doesn't mean it's the only focus. I encourage everyone to drop in and post whatever it is that they want, if you think that Reviews aren't for you, then by Auri-El we've still got a near infinite number of mods for you to discuss (Remember, the group covers TES, Fallout and RPG's in general, not just Skyrim and Fallout 4). 

    Thanks for voting everyone, and I hope to see you on the 1st/2nd of April...What for? Well let's just say something exceedingly fun and awesome. :D