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What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:03:04 PM »
Hey guys! Please read all of the following BEFORE voting, as to prevent any misunderstanding.

Recently, staff have been discussing the possibility for Bearbones’ focus to shift in terms of our two main games (WNR and TNW) It has been suggested that due to inactivity and a constant need to be revitalized, that Bearbones shifts our focus to solely TNW.

This is only an idea this far, so don’t worry if WNR is something you’d like to keep around. There is absolutely NO talk of completely removing WNR from the site. Shifting our focus to solely TNW would mean the following: staff involvement in WNR lessening, staff focusing on TNW improvements (creating more lore, more events, more activity, etc., not restrictions.), and WNR overall having less staff moderation, less advertising, and less assistance.

If the majority decides that they would like to shift our focus to TNW, WNR will NOT be deleted. As of now, we are not 100% certain as of what will happen to it, and we have agreed to have another poll about that if that is the path y’all choose. The possibilities include options along the lines of merging the WNR groups into one board, or simply moving them to become separate backboards. We are open to other ideas- if you have any ideas, don’t hesitate to let a staff member know!
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 06:08:53 PM »
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 06:12:45 PM »
  I personally have no interest in TNW and am only here for WNR, but I understand a lot of people prefer TNW, so I voted for both
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 06:13:24 PM »
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okay so admin opinion here: i think for me at least that we could manage 2 main games, here’s where it gets tricky: we need to have member revitalization (not just staff) and some kind of balance. i think it’s feasable, maybe with a small amount of groups (3 seems to be a good number for a less active game) so there’s more activity in a few. we’d need active leaders, and people interested. advertising, world building and storytelling/more lore might need to be in the mix for both
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 06:18:45 PM »
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 06:19:24 PM »
either way, if like to see more lore for BOTH. don't neglect one for their other, but still have fun with them both, you know?
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 06:43:06 PM »
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 07:02:23 PM »
i'd definitely prefer tnw to be the main focus of bearbones. i love both wnr and tnw but tnw is bearbones' hot spot and deserves a lot of focus from staff to make it grow and keep it alive. wnr isn't as alive as tnw and i wouldn't mind it sticking around but maybe as backboards (staying as frontboards is alright as well) with little staff interference.

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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2018, 07:08:44 PM »
i'd definitely prefer tnw to be the main focus of bearbones. i love both wnr and tnw but tnw is bearbones' hot spot and deserves a lot of focus from staff to make it grow and keep it alive. wnr isn't as alive as tnw and i wouldn't mind it sticking around but maybe as backboards (staying as frontboards is alright as well) with little staff interference.

this. tnw is the lifeline of the site, it's where most of the life is imo. wnr is borderline ded and always has been ever since I joined back in last year even after attempts to revive it. I think it would be better to pay more attention to tnw in general. Having more lore and stuff could be fun and add to the experience! I'm not saying neglect wnr, I just think it would be better to make tnw the main focus since that's where most of the memberbase is.
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2018, 07:17:28 PM »
i'd definitely prefer tnw to be the main focus of bearbones. i love both wnr and tnw but tnw is bearbones' hot spot and deserves a lot of focus from staff to make it grow and keep it alive. wnr isn't as alive as tnw and i wouldn't mind it sticking around but maybe as backboards (staying as frontboards is alright as well) with little staff interference.

this. tnw is the lifeline of the site, it's where most of the life is imo. wnr is borderline ded and always has been ever since I joined back in last year even after attempts to revive it. I think it would be better to pay more attention to tnw in general. Having more lore and stuff could be fun and add to the experience! I'm not saying neglect wnr, I just think it would be better to make tnw the main focus since that's where most of the memberbase is.

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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2018, 07:29:19 PM »
the way i see it is, there's a lot of other sites with games similar to wnr, and they're doing good but that style of game is their only focus. tnw is very unique among the sites that members circle around, and if we want to attract people, that's kind of our white whale ig.

if wnr did get moved into more of a backboard position, i also feel like it could open a lot of possibilities for tnw. obviously it's just ideas and up to staff, but a few of us were talking about more tnw frontboard groups? we have flintlock, where it's generally been expressed that they're more interested in general peace and not being raided; northstar, which is a neutral trading group and obviously not conflict oriented; and the badlands, kind of a lawful bad group. apart from the goc, which is a temporary plot, it could be fun to get more extremes? a very chaotic bad group to give an enemy to everyone, similar to goc; maybe a pro group that is willing to go to war and get raided and fight for what they think is right?

i dunno, obviously just spit-balling ideas here, but wnr is something you can find in a lot of places, and tnw is something very unique that bb has, it's seemingly the most successful, and i think it's our best option at the moment if we want to try going with more of a unique main game.

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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2018, 07:33:30 PM »
the way i see it is, there's a lot of other sites with games similar to wnr, and they're doing good but that style of game is their only focus. tnw is very unique among the sites that members circle around, and if we want to attract people, that's kind of our white whale ig.

if wnr did get moved into more of a backboard position, i also feel like it could open a lot of possibilities for tnw. obviously it's just ideas and up to staff, but a few of us were talking about more tnw frontboard groups? we have flintlock, where it's generally been expressed that they're more interested in general peace and not being raided; northstar, which is a neutral trading group and obviously not conflict oriented; and the badlands, kind of a lawful bad group. apart from the goc, which is a temporary plot, it could be fun to get more extremes? a very chaotic bad group to give an enemy to everyone, similar to goc; maybe a pro group that is willing to go to war and get raided and fight for what they think is right?

i dunno, obviously just spit-balling ideas here, but wnr is something you can find in a lot of places, and tnw is something very unique that bb has, it's seemingly the most successful, and i think it's our best option at the moment if we want to try going with more of a unique main game.
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2018, 07:40:11 PM »
I used to be against WNR losing its main game focus, but now I see why it痴 been considered tbh? TNW has always had the upperhand in activity, interest, plots, etc., so it isn稚 by any means a stretch to say that it痴 more popular because it is. That being said, I love WNR a lot, so it痴 kinda hard for me to decide.

If we decide to make WNR become backboards, I壇 heavily prefer for the groups to remain as their own boards擁t壇 just be more organized that way. My biggest concern is what will happen with the shop, though? Ofc we don稚 need to discuss that now but it痴 something to keep in mind.
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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2018, 07:44:14 PM »
If we decide to make WNR become backboards, I壇 heavily prefer for the groups to remain as their own boards擁t壇 just be more organized that way. My biggest concern is what will happen with the shop, though? Ofc we don稚 need to discuss that now but it痴 something to keep in mind.[/justify]
definitely dittoing them keeping their own boards if they do!!

and it could be a good transition to tnw getting it's own shop (i can't remember if anything was decided on this when it was last discussed), just to maybe help with regulation as it/if it becomes a bigger focus?

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Re: What should be Bearbones' main focus?
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2018, 07:47:18 PM »
  I think my main problem is that with WNR being as slow as it is, if it gets sent to the backboards, it might lose what little activity it still has and die completely
  and while I understand that trying to give WNR more focus with plots and stuff only got us so far last time, I guess I just. dunno how I feel about all this