After some honest critics (thank you) I have moved this to another thread to try to encapsulate my thoughts better and fix up any erroneous data.
Not to discourage you from looking for a collaborator (collaborating on IF is a lot of fun!) but please don’t feel bad about asking for help here. People are happy to lend a hand, and if your question and answer are publicly available, other people can learn from them too.
That is a very good point I just tend to “not want to bother” anyone, and therefore, end up spending a lot of time (anywhere from 5 hours to a few days) trying to figure out a problem on my own before I come here and ask. Plus I don’t really want to “spam” a heap of threads about a gazillion different problems. I can just see it now, the majority of threads in I7 section being made by me lol
I suggest that if you want to find yourself a coder, you probably need to share a little bit more about what the game’s about and what your general design is. For people to want to work on a game, they probably need to be interested in it, and to have some confidence in the abilities of their collaborator; nobody wants to buy a pig in a poke.
In particular, the fact that your game is called Zion: The Protocols is likely to make a lot of people hesitant. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is (as you know, Bob) a faked document that has been used by various groups as a justification for violent antisemitism. That’s the sort of thing that’s likely to give a lot of people pause. A game called Zion: The Protocols could range from anything to incredibly racist, to deeply insensitive, to something worthwhile; but people are going to be even less eager to buy a pig in a poke if the pig might turn out to be Hitler.
Thanks maga for your reply to my PM.
You have given me a lot to think about.
The name of the IF came about:
- Due to research and happening to come upon that book, it provided the original inspiration for further research into history.
- The final project has links dating back to King David and Jesus/Judas, so “Zion” by itself was chosen as a suitable title (the title was put on a list of other names and given to a friend who decided on “Zion”, he is not much of a history person, more an engineer/designer (and gamer) so had no idea of the cannotations of either the Mount or the book contents.
- “The protocols” bit was chosen…because well 1. I liked the phrase “The Protocols” and if I had to split up the story for some reason, it gave a good descripion/definition (“The official procedure governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.”) of the beginning, if not the whole story.
The IF is not a racial piece of work. Its based around government & politics.
I can see where it can be counted as such though, I really should of thought it through. I do want people to think about my IF, but not in that way!
I removed the name/blog/links, and will stop writing for a bit to discover a new name (it was originally “Project X” since I couldn’t think up a name lol).
I will come back after a sleep and figure a new name, and think more about your post & PM, and provide a honest overview of the story so people can understand what it is about.
Thank you very much for your honest opinion, I really, truly appreciate it! Honest, direct opinions are much better to be received now, then to release it and have something go wrong.
Sometimes I get so involved in something, I forget to stop and try to look at it from another person’s perspective, so thank you.