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Consolidating Gameplay & Stories Moved
« on: April 22, 2016, 09:31:10 PM »
Ok, the transition to fewer boards for stories is done. This has multiple benefits we hope for but cannot ever be positive about. Overall it should help at least a little for both readers and authors, as well as our database.

Everything done up until now has been fairly easy to decide. Misc. help belonged on gameplay, and everyone reacted quite well to the stories consolidation. It seemed people who make stories didn't mind having more readers in the area where they write their stories, instead of having something like 12 possible boards readers may explore. A few of which only had 1-2 threads.  :-X

Next, we want opinions about consolidating Gameplay Boards like this:

Careers & Money Making, Skills, Emotions go into Gameplay (they ARE Gameplay). One thing with Careers and Moneymaking with Sims 4, is most of the means of making money are via either collecting or skills. So Skills can go on 2 boards the way it is now, and collecting likely ends up part of gameplay as it stands.

Expansion Packs, then GPs and (if justified) Stuff become the children of Gameplay. Now all gameplay discussion is in one area, and when exploring general you see all the new posts within each 'Pack board.

Discuss it in the original thread now located in Member Zone

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Re: Consolidating Gameplay & Stories Moved
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 09:44:57 PM »
I forgot to mention that the children of Gameplay would be Expansions! This would get all gameplay talk on one board, rather than have several boards separating them.

Having both Gameplay Boards look something like this:

Gameplay Help and Discussion
Childboards - Expansion/Game/Stuff Packs / Building and Construction / Sims 4 Towns and Townies



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Re: Consolidating Gameplay & Stories Moved
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 12:57:20 AM »
We're talking about not doing anything to Sims 3 now that the main things are covered. If a new player comes along, many members already know of a topic in Sims 3 that may help them. Leaving it as-is will help them find it. We have 6 1/2 years of topics on 3 and less than 2 for Sims 4. We talked about that game very thoroughly and it's probably not necessary to mess with its layout now. New topics come much more slowly there, so going forward all changes will relate to the Sims 4 section.


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Re: Consolidating Gameplay & Stories Moved
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 03:04:25 PM »
Bump for visibility. Server seems to be in good shape so far!

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Consolidating Gameplay
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 06:11:49 PM »
We're still looking for opinions on the next phase of the board consolidation. (Information below) We're considering doing the last phase This Friday -- Apr.29th - If there are no objections. Please post opinions in the thread linked below.

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Next, we want opinions about consolidating Gameplay Boards like this:

Careers & Money Making, Skills, Emotions go into Gameplay (they ARE Gameplay). One thing with Careers and Moneymaking with Sims 4, is most of the means of making money are via either collecting or skills. So Skills can go on 2 boards the way it is now, and collecting likely ends up part of gameplay as it stands.

Expansion Packs, then GPs and (if justified) Stuff become the children of Gameplay. Now all gameplay discussion is in one area, and when exploring general you see all the new posts within each 'Pack board.

I forgot to mention that the children of Gameplay would be Expansions! This would get all gameplay talk on one board, rather than have several boards separating them.

Having both Gameplay Boards look something like this:

Gameplay Help and Discussion
Childboards - Expansion/Game/Stuff Packs / Building and Construction / Sims 4 Towns and Townies

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