I think having more collaboration between the movie creators, game developers and music producers would be a good start as well as having current features spiced up, like Audio Portal for example. Artists should be posting more articles at NG Alpha before submitting, that will make music producers aware of new projects that are in progress to be produced. After reading author’s article music provider will have a brief idea what feel should his music piece bring to audience in order to have a matching feeling of vision and hearing.
Still with me? Then some new features wouldn’t hurt either. Like for example tutorial section. I know, I could just dig through those forum threats in hope of finding a topic I need, but by having separate section would be more efficient since we have some remiss masses here. Some authors are being kind by sharing their discovered secrets, techniques, tactics and tricks with others on making special effects, animating and coding, during the production of the movie. I know you guys are swamped by other stuff but, common.. I been trying to click that cryptic “add to collection” button for a while now.
Also one of the other NG approach for 2005, could be by changing an experience point system. Since new comers to NG know that their chances of getting on top 50 users are obviously dim, you could give users an opportunity to spend the points they earn. It is all about being competitive.
You think I will let you get away with this!? Then you leave me with no choice but telling you to.. bring on the Slow.. Interactive.. Motion Picture “Pico 2” already!!! Or something like that. Why?.. Because my paw is itchy!!!
If we collaborate, respect, inspire and give opportunity to each other, then with a community like that something unique could be created. Inspiring words.. Huh?
I wish you all to have this year an exciting changes and surprises that will bring nothing but good.