User talk:CEDA

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edit Welcome!

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edit Hello

And thanks for the compliment on the talk page of that Uncy is full page. Appreciated. Are you working on anything in particular, and how are you enjoying your experience here? Good to meet you! Aleister 3:32 14 12

Z3ro Hour, who did a pee review of the page, surprised me and nommed it on VFhighlights! If you feel like it and liked it please drift over there and vote with all your might! Thanks again. Aleister 00:14 16 12

edit Hi there, I'm Uncyclopedia regular Troy McLure.

You may remember me from such articles as Alone in the Dark and God's Answering Service. For the next 60 minutes I'll be guiding you through the rich and wonderful world of Uncyclopedia game making.

Now, as you are undoubtably aware, Uncyclopedia has a rich history of making text based adventure games. These are, to put it mildly, almost invariably bad. Of course there are exceptions to the rule. Zork Is probably the most famous of these, and was designed as a parody of the original text based adventure game called Zork. Now this game, made to look as though it was a poor DOS based adventure game, managed to become a feature as it was a well designed parody. Of course, this has led to numerous clones, including Zork 2 - Zork 83: The son of Zork.

Many long term Uncyclopedians have lamented the proliferation of these games, and on a bi-annual basis someone makes a suggestion to nuke the entire name space. This of course would be a lamentable tragedy, as this kind of issue can be avoided, but only with the help of energetic, excitable users working together to improve the standard of game hosted here.

So, we have discovered that games name space has a few issues:

  • An overabundance of text based adventure games
  • A plethora of sub-pages
  • Lack of originality and interest in these games

So, what then is the solution to these issues?

The first thing is to create a plan of what is included within a game. Too many games are started with no idea in mind of where you're going, and that leads to games that trail off and go nowhere. (Unless of course your plan is to create a game that goes nowhere - See Aitd). Planning may seem dull when you start, but it prompts you to work out what does work and what doesn't work.

Second thing is to realize that the difference between a text based adventure game and a point and click adventure game is simply pretty pictures. Would you spend money on a game that had no graphic interface. Think of Sims as an example. A general adventure would be.

  1. you walk five paces north
  2. you walk five paces east
  3. you add a fireplace to your house

Read that way it is a very dull game, but given the huge number of people that play it, the obvious truth is that it is good because of the pretty pictures.

The third thing is the main reason why I am here. One of the things that I'm in the process of doing is cleaning up the game namespace by removing as many sub pages as I can. You may have noticed that about 150 pages of Abyss were recently deleted, and about 200 pages of Aitd. I am going to get through the entire namespace and clean out the excessive pages.

You obviously have been working on Grueslayer. What I would like to do is get an idea of what items you pick up along the way (torch, mop, sword, blah blah) and what locations there are (Cave opening, dark van, etc) and how you travel fro one to the other. If we can limit the number of locations to under 100 then that will simplify the bulk of what I am going to do. Abyss had about 150 pages, which have been compressed into 1.

The next thing is to start to get images of these things. Items images are fairly easy, scenery a little more difficult. Grueslayer is about 5 or 6 generations down the track from Zork - shouldn't the look and interface reflect that as well?

I'd appreciate your help in this endeavor. Working together we should be able to get the gamespace full of games that people actually want to play.                               Puppy's talk page00:40, June 5, 2009 Tuesday, 05:38, Jan 11 2011 UTC

edit Favour

I've just been doing a little work on Castle, and I'd like someone to beta test it for me before I move it over to take the place of the existing page. The WIP version is User:PuppyOnTheRadio/Movement/1/0/4/2. (Long story behind the page name, but just to shorten it it was part of an earlier attempt to streamline games.) Thanks.                               Puppy's talk page00:40, June 5, 2009 Friday, 06:15, Jan 14 2011 UTC

Never mind - just moved it to Game:Castle. Let me know what you think of the changes. (And it means I'm about to get around 45 pages deleted, btw.)                               Puppy's talk page00:40, June 5, 2009 Friday, 10:09, Jan 14 2011 UTC

edit Robert Mugabe

I reverted your edits on this article as it was featured (see the notice on the corner). Not saying what you added was any better or worse but it is standard to ring fence featured articles unless otherwise decided upon by the community here via a forum. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ® (Orate) 06:09, August 29, 2012 (UTC)

edit Private namespaces

I see you are creating a game in your own namespace, and I don't mind a bit. But please don't create personal templates Template:CEDAthis and Template:CEDAthat, or at least please name them and document them so that they can be used generally and don't belong to you personally. In fact, you don't have to do this anyway, as coding {{User:CEDA/MyOwnTemplate}} also works. Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 03:29 20-Feb-13

edit Category:CEDA Game

On a related note, do not use the Category space to organize your personal works. Personal accomplishments are usually summarized on an Uncyclopedian's user page. Spıke Ѧ 22:31 22-May-14

Do please go on. Surely there's been a misunderstanding - I've reviewed the category again and simply can't imagine what "personal works" is being applied to in this case. Everything in there pertains to the game. I'm not using it to organize miscellaneous crap. --CEDA (talk) 22:54, May 22, 2014 (UTC)

Stuff in the content spaces should not point into userspace. If you put the game in mainspace, that would be different — but at that point, the "subdirectory" structure of the pages should be all we need to identify them as pertaining to that game.

That means that the various pages in the game should be named Paranoia/... rather than given discrete names for which a category would be needed to identify them as related. And a category should not give your specific user name. As above, use your user page to list your accomplishments. Separately, both "Soviet Яussia" and Russian Reversal are seriously overused clichés. Spıke Ѧ 23:12-23:37 22-May-14

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