OK, here's an idea I have been formulating for a while as a way to give the whole modding community a boost.
I'm proposing something that would be called the Notrium Modders Coalition. Basically it would be a system for allowing other members to use your ideas, graphics, sounds etc, in exchange for you being able to use the ideas, graphics etc of other members in the Coalition. Being a member of the coalition would in theory be a big bonus, as you would at any one time have unlimited access to a huge amount of modding material.
Now, I know a few members could have qualms about letting other members use their ideas/graphics etc, but think of it this way: sure, you have your ideas used by others, but I think the gains would far outweigh the loses, as in return you would have access to dozens of mods, not just yours.
I'm especially calling on the advanced modders (Quanrian, Casanova, Ubberwaffe, etc) to join; I think if the forum leaders sign up peer pressure will work on any greedy members who would want to keep all their ideas to themselves rather than share them.
So, who would join? If this idea becomes successful, we could even try to see if Ville could put a little "Modder's Coalition" banner above the avatar of the members.
To sign up to the Coalition, please copy this message and post here:
I, ______ hereby sign up to the Coalition, accepting that:
a) I have already made a mod, OR
b) have made a CONSIDERABLE contribution in the form of Graphics/Ideas/Scripts/Code.
c) I will willingly share my modding ideas, graphics, sound effects etc to other members of the Coalition,
d) If I use any ideas, graphics, sound effects from another Coalition member, I will credit them in my mod.
If you have any questions, please ask them. If anything they will make this idea a lot better.
The members iof the Coalition so far are:
These members have the right to use and share each others material as long as they like.
Ammended 1 time: 21/2/05: