Is there any usefullness in this webboard?



  • I have been playing Cythera for around a month, and today I decided to check out the webboard. What struck me is that
    (a) there are around four topics in this whole thread
    (:cool: half of them seem to be about totally basic things.
    © Cythera is such a small world with so few people. I quit playing (for now) because I have ran out of interest. (Hmm, maybe I shouldn't have cheated...)

    Does this board have any purpose? (By the way, this is not a completely serious post, and I realize that it is valid to help newbies with the game since cheating makes it so much less fun. I hope it at least provides an interesting topic.)

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    Originally posted by opaustopin:
    **What struck me is that
    (a) there are around four topics in this whole thread
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    That depends on your view settings. It appears you have yours set on "view active topics from the last day" or a rather small increment of time similar to that. In fact, there are 1,309 topics on this webboard, though most have ceased to be active long ago.

    Its true, this board isn't overly as active and fast-paced as most of the other boards around here, but there are people that post here, and interesting topics from time to time.

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  • The webboards provide an addition to the game, if you like; in the form of Team Stories, and Chronicles. This way people can increase and expand the rather limited world of Cythera.
    Avatara is right in saying that this board is slower then most, but I don't really think that's a bad thing. It alows lazy posters (like myself :p ) to keep on top of things. I've tried posting under various aliases on different boards, but found Cythera webboard to be the most calm, collected, interesting board. Why not stay and enjoy yourself? We could do with some more members :).

    BTW: Welcome to the boards!

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  • Thanks. (Bye the way, saying there were 4 threads was a joke. I had it set to view all in the past year, but there weren't that many.

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    Originally posted by Avatara:
    **Its true, this board isn't overly as active and fast-paced as most of the other boards around here, but there are people that post here, and interesting topics from time to time.

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    The only Ares board that's particularly active is Trash Talk, since it has nothing to do with Ares. The Officer's club literally has only four topics, and the Engineering Dept is down to 3. (Assuming the 20-day filter)

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    Well, yeah, Ares has the some problem we have. Not many people want to read six chapters of an RPG just to catch up so they can be in. And for some people, the stories either don't appeal to them, or are rather difficult for their type of character to fit into the story. (kind of like me and dusk's story)

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    Originally posted by dusk:
    **Avatara is right in saying that this board is slower then most, but I don't really think that's a bad thing. It alows lazy posters (like myself:p ) to keep on top of things. I've tried posting under various aliases on different boards, but found Cythera webboard to be the most calm, collected, interesting board. Why not stay and enjoy yourself? We could do with some more members :).
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    I never said it was, I'm just saying there are less people active on this board than others. And those people also have stuff to do from time to time, so there are days where nobody posts at all. (and others where there's lots of activity in insane quantities)

    Actually, a small community is good, as long as there are enough people joining to balance out the people moving on to other things. In a small community, its easier to get along with the other people, and usually the smaller boards turn out to have more of a "welcoming" feel to them than other boards.

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  • And it gives me a good place to look for beta testers for future projects...

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    Originally posted by gandreas:
    **And it gives me a good place to look for beta testers for ...

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    Ooh! Ooh! I wanna be a beta tester! :D

    Does a small community being good mean that Cythera is better off having very few people? I kind of wish it had more people and a more extensive story line... (Maybe the "future projects" will contain these things...)

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    Originally posted by gandreas:
    **And it gives me a good place to look for beta testers for future projects...

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    Lesson #1 of Gandreas Language: That means he probably is going to have a future project... ((I think...))

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    Originally posted by Mr. Somebody:
    **Lesson #1 of Gandreas Language: That means he probably is going to have a future project... ((I think...))

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    That could be true, but it might be too much to hope that it is a Cythera game. On the other hand, if he's looking for members of the Cythera web board, this could very well be the case.

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    Originally posted by gandreas:
    **And it gives me a good place to look for beta testers for future projects...

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    Now that'd be something I'd never turn down. Plus, you wouldn't want to go to any other board, imagine getting info from the EV:N boards about beta testing:

    EV:N
    Gandreas: I'm looking for some beta testers for a new game, much like Cythera. Please email if you are interesting.

    5 minutes and 50 posts later
    nOOb: I cant do the vellos storyline. are you ment to not be able to buy teh wepons?

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    Originally posted by dusk:
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    Please email if you are interesting.

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    Most people are in some way interesting, but that does not exactly make them good testers. Perhaps 'Please email if you are interested' might have been better <IMG SRC="http://www.AmbrosiaSW.com/webboard/smile.gif" HEIGHT="15" WIDTH="15">

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    This post has been edited by Bryce : 05 November 2006 - 11:58 PM



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    Originally posted by Bryce:
    **Perhaps 'Please email if you are interested' might have been better:)

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    Uhhh... It's too late to say typo isn't it?
    Eeek!
    runs away

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  • You can edit your post, but your fate is up to Bryce now. :)

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    Originally posted by dusk:
    **Uhhh... It's too late to say typo isn't it?
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    No, it looks like it could be a typo. But since my entire post would be pointless if there had been no typo, I won't be editing it. Don't worry though, we all make typos from time to tine <IMG SRC="http://www.AmbrosiaSW.com/webboard/wink.gif" HEIGHT="15" WIDTH="15">

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    This post has been edited by Bryce : 05 November 2006 - 11:58 PM


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