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Terra

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Advetising?
« on: 2007-07-09 03:58:14 »
Well, Qgears needs more programmers, right?

Maybe we could lure some interest. There must be so many people out there who haven't heard of this project who I'm sure would be interested, and a percentage of them could be programmers...

And I don't mean advertising, as in, banners on porn sites. I mean advertising as in on Final Fantasy forums and such like.

I'd be happy to take up the task of it.

Thoughts?



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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #1 on: 2007-07-09 07:06:36 »
I think GameDev and such sites would be a good place to look aswell.

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #2 on: 2007-07-09 17:18:57 »
"The fearless leader" has already posted a topic at the GameDev forums.  I would leave all the PR stuff to him.  I'm not sure how big or how small the coverage he wishes to get from this project at this time.  It's good to see the enthusiasm from everyone though.

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #3 on: 2007-07-09 18:33:12 »
"The fearless leader" has already posted a topic at the GameDev forums.  I would leave all the PR stuff to him.  I'm not sure how big or how small the coverage he wishes to get from this project at this time.  It's good to see the enthusiasm from everyone though.

It can't be a bad thing.

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #4 on: 2007-07-09 21:39:32 »
"The fearless leader" has already posted a topic at the GameDev forums.  I would leave all the PR stuff to him.  I'm not sure how big or how small the coverage he wishes to get from this project at this time.  It's good to see the enthusiasm from everyone though.

It can't be a bad thing.
It can, what if they end up emailing people they cant do anything all day long. Then they wont have time to programz0r.

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #5 on: 2007-07-09 23:23:30 »
Ummm if people want to contribute they already have, it's been around for roughly 16 months.  Would we accept more? Sure, however like each and every person already poking around in it they have to get up to speed. They also need to be able to work with other peoples efforts. Most importantly they have to actually do something apart from just wanting to get on the list of developers.  Since I will be having more time in about two weeks that's when I'll start doxygening the latest release to catch up.
Some critical things are
1) experienced in programing in C and C++ since the project relies heavily on that.  By experienced one has to have completed a few projects especially ones with more than just one programmer.
2) ability to work with others comment code and be disciplined about it. Face it RL happens, however having good programming habits are irreplaceable in such a project. Especially since someone else may have to take over what you started.
3) Able to step back and discus direction, etc. Projects like this require some discussion because one can 'crank' out code but if it's the wrong code, it's lost time.

These all come from maturity in programming.  Even someone who programs in fortran has something to contribute (perhaps not code ... ). halkun is a good example although he hasn't contributed 'large tracks of code' he does quite a bit of contributing and has in the past.

What is needed to finish any project is qualified and quantified direction. That is the hardest part of any project I've found.

As for advertising, that's really up to halkun to decide.  Perhaps some task tagging will help. :)

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #6 on: 2007-07-10 14:48:59 »
Any of you, who want to PR Q-Gears - you are welcome.
We need programmers, testers, wiki-writers, and any, who can help. Akari tried to PR Q-Gears on number of sites, and no one wants to join project.
I think it's a great idea to advertise project on FF forums.

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #7 on: 2007-07-22 12:25:30 »
At the moment, I'm very busy with exams at university, but maybe in 6 months or so I'll be able to join Q-Gears as a programmer.

It's a few years ago I have been working on FF7's system, and I don't have that much experience in game programming as some of you, but I think I can give you a helping hand here...

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #8 on: 2007-07-22 16:34:49 »
It would be a great, if you'll join Q-Gears project! (year or two ago I have visited your web-page - Great Work!)

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #9 on: 2007-08-06 19:38:36 »
It's generally my policy not to intervene too directly with Q-gears, but for christ's sake... Don't get overconfident just because this project hasn't attracted too much unwanted attention so far. Some of your egos are obviously itching to spread the word, but at the end of the day I'm the one lawyers will target first so if nothing else I'd appreciate a wee bit of discretion.

You don't really need a large programming team, but you do need to be working in peace until you have something distributable. Save the fanboy collecting for later, waving around little "look what we're doing!" flags at this point will just risk getting you in trouble and getting the project killed.

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Re: Advetising?
« Reply #10 on: 2007-08-07 05:55:49 »
Holy crap Qhimm, I thought you were dead!

Umm,*sweep* *sweep* I, I... I..uh...  I've been umm.. working... yea... umm. *shuffle* *shuffle* that's it..

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