Credits to GMAracton, GMViet, and Yamada
There is a new way to make suggestions . This uniform method will make suggestions easier to compile. Please read through the whole topic and use the template given for suggestions. Anyone not using the template is at risk of not having their suggestion read.
The best way to get a suggestion read is to send an email to email@example.com
under the category "Suggestions". In the topic name, give a short description of what your suggestion is about. Also, use brackets before your title and use the correct code for what you want. For example, "[SGST] T-Rex Transformation". Don't use ambiguous topic titles like "GM'S READ HERE" or "THIS WOULD BE GREAT". Creating a topic with a title like that will ensure that GM will NOT read them.
In the body, you'll want to give a detailed paragraph or two of your idea. You may want to use some visual aids to help people envision your idea. Don't skimp on the details of your idea and don't forget to add the pro's and con's of your idea.
After people read your ideas, they will post either "AGREE" or "DISAGREE". You should try to compile the names of the "AGREE"'s and "DISAGREE"'s by editing your first post and adding it to the bottom. This will make your suggestion more organized, showing the GM quickly how many others agree with your suggestion. We don't want to make changes for 1 person, we want to make changes for the entire community. The more people who agree with your idea, the better.
After you have gained a substantial amount of support (Generally 100-300), send a link to your suggestion in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. A GM will check your suggestion and will either reply to you whether the suggestion has passed or failed. If your suggestion is *PASSED*, it will be compiled into a report and sent to the developers. A GM may reply with the reason for failing or passing your petition but they are not required to. If you truly need a reason and one is not given, PM the GM directly and ask him/her.
Here are some simple rules you should follow when creating a suggestion:
These brackets should go before your title:
- Keep Suggestions in the suggestion board. Do not make a topic in the Wolf, or Human/Gun sections about your brand new idea for a Fire or Skeleton Wolf and a laser, keep it all in this board. Exposure is one thing, but spam is an other. You can advertise your suggestion by placing a link in your signature, mentioning it in-game or on the Shoutbox to other players, if it is not spam, respectively.
- Check if your suggestion is already on the forum. You can use the search feature on only the suggestions board to see if someone else has already started one similar to yours. If they have, please continue there. If the original poster is inactive, you may restart the topic, but link to it in your first post as the Agrees and Disagrees will still count.
- Look to see if there are any specific threads you're required to post your suggestion to instead of creating a new topic. Such as:
- Explain your ideas and don't skimp on the details. If you simply say "if [soandsofeature] was in the game, it would be cool", it most likely won't be used.
- THINK BEFORE YOU POST. If your idea is not reasonable at all, why post it? Make a of Pros and Cons section and list out the benefits and downsides to having your suggestion implemented.
- Maintain a list of people who agree and disagree with your suggestion. Edit your first post and add the list after your suggestion. The more people who support your idea, the more likely it will be that the change will be implemented. Keep this list up to date! TIP: You may want to arrange the names in alphabetical order. You can do this in excel by copying and pasting the names into a column and rearranging them.
- Be positive and patient. If you disagree with an idea, tell them you disagree and list out the reasons why you disagree. Do not just post "your idea sucks" or "you're an idiot". Be patient with your idea. If we have approved the idea, it may still take several months before word of it being implemented. If we nullify your suggestion, it's not the end of the world. Find something else that needs changing.
- Be realistic. If your suggestion has over 40% of people disagreeing with the suggestion, it won't get passed. Don't submit it for a GM to review because it will just waste their time.
[SGST] = Game Suggestion
[EVNT] = Event Suggestion
[STIK] = You want a topic or guide to be stuck
Here is an example of a suggestion topic:
Send all suggestions to email@example.com
or the Contact Us Form at www.aeriagames.com/contact/support
under the topic of "Suggestions" after gaining support for your cause.