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Origin Revamp Step One: Restructuring


May 30 2009, 06:42 AM (Post #1)
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This is the first step of my plan to renovate Origin. The main concern has been that Origin has no unifying theme. It started off as an Anime site—good. Then it turned into an RP site—good. But soon, that died and Origin just became a place where people relaxed and discussed random topics with each other.

Origin still does not have a theme as concrete as Pokemon or Futuristic RPing, but we don't need to—it's okay for every one of us to have distinct, unique interests as long as we can find ways of having fun together. Today you see the first result of that realization: Origin is now split into five distinct zones that best identify the five distinct fields of interest of our members. The latter four of them will revolve around the first in a planetary fashion (as if they were satellites/moons of the planet in the middle), and each will feature a town theme.

The first is the obvious: Official stuff, including our news category, our project factory, and the submission forums.

The second is the general discussion location, from the more intellectual stuff (The Academy) to the more playful stuff (Amusement Park).

The third contains a slightly reorganized version of our RP/Creative Writing section, with the town theme in mind.

The fourth contains all of the categories we'd normally associate with entertainment: Gaming, movies, TV shows, Anime/Manga, and music.

The last (fifth) is the technology center, for discussions about the latest processor, website design, domain services, programming, and other technology-related topics.

As you can see, we've worked hard to get the town theme in every one of our "zones" (or satellites). We're still working on the unifying theme that ties each satellite to our main planet (besides gravity of course), so expect that some time!

As you might have noticed, the motivation behind these changes is to allow Origin to appeal to a broader audience. Instead of interfering with the experience of another member, the member with his unique interests should enrich the community (culturally and socially) for everyone, even those who don't share the same interests. By organizing into zones, we allow people with opposite interests to get out of each other's way—for example, if you don't care about programming, you won't see programming-related stuff (unless you tried to); yet they can still share their days, rant about stuff, play some games with each other in the Origin Town.

This concludes the changes you see today.

The next change will further solidify the theme we're going for—the planetary, spatial, even geocentric theme. You'll just have to keep your heads up and be ready for what's coming in the days/weeks ahead!

I'd like comments/criticisms/praises! regarding this change and perhaps suggestions for what you'd like to see in later changes. Thanks everyone!
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Jun 2 2009, 05:58 AM (Post #16)
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The name changes are alright so far. Otherwise, I haven't noticed anything else to comment on.
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Jun 2 2009, 07:50 AM (Post #17)
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If you could develop an app to let us post to Origin from Facebook, I'm for that.

How about twitter?
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Jun 3 2009, 05:27 AM (Post #18)
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QUOTE (Albert @ Jun 1 2009, 11:50 PM)
If you could develop an app to let us post to Origin from Facebook, I'm for that.

How about twitter?
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There's really no point to that...
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Jun 3 2009, 11:15 PM (Post #19)
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If the OriginXT team were bigger, sure.

And change your name back to "Jinghao"...
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Jun 4 2009, 01:37 AM (Post #20)
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come on, someone at least comment on the idea of expanding the shop, and doing something with it.....


Edit, considering that Odd went gonzo, there's no real reason for him to change his name back, at least there's no hurry for it.

This post has been edited by Tuxedo Mask: Jun 4 2009, 01:40 AM
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Jun 4 2009, 04:30 AM (Post #21)
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QUOTE (Tuxedo Mask @ Jun 3 2009, 05:37 PM)
come on, someone at least comment on the idea of expanding the shop, and doing something with it.....
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I guess my super vague comment about "doing more things with zeny" could mean expanding the shop. swink.gif

Where did Odd go? FROWN.GIF
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Jun 4 2009, 01:19 PM (Post #22)
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Nice one Jinghao ssmile.gif

As always, I am willing to help out as much as possible. I am working on getting my 'net time up - I check my emails every day, and most days I am working on my 4 blogs. One of them (Super Duper Opinion) will contain a lot of stuff that could be Xt-Project material, if we want to chat about merging?

Anyway, I'm glad Origin is starting to move forward again ssmile.gif
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Jun 4 2009, 01:20 PM (Post #23)
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Wait... is this Odd posting or Jinghao?
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Jun 4 2009, 04:15 PM (Post #24)
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It's grand if he has like 45k posts, and doesn't say anything stupid (that's a joke, don't take it too seriously)


I'm all for the idea of making a RPG based on the shop. I like giant robots, because then it makes sense to have lots of items, and lots of money sinks. I'd even be willing to make the system, and the items, but only if there was an agreement about a money reset.
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Jun 4 2009, 05:49 PM (Post #25)
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Why is he posting as Odd then?
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Jun 4 2009, 10:19 PM (Post #26)
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There was this thing where one of the fellows, can't remember wich one, pretended to be me (Keeserat), and it really pissed me off, because, unlike all the rest of you, I have an original name, and I didn't like a clown wearing it.

Well, after all that, grand, in his usuall, waaaay to late, sense of humor, copied Odd, I guess the guy I was arguing with at the time.

Though, I guess it doesn't matter, because after soundly proving that I am not the dumbest guy on this site, he left, and hasn't came back.
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Jun 5 2009, 12:53 AM (Post #27)
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(I know you're Keese, Keese, it just feels odd calling you that when your name is something else.)

I like the idea of doing something with the currency/shop system. It's already in place, and it's unique. If only it were utilized...
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Jun 5 2009, 03:15 AM (Post #28)
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I'm open to suggestions! Details are appreciated
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Jun 5 2009, 03:53 AM (Post #29)
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QUOTE (Tuxedo Mask @ Jun 4 2009, 08:15 AM)
I'm all for the idea of making a RPG based on the shop.  I like giant robots, because then it makes sense to have lots of items, and lots of money sinks.  I'd even be willing to make the system, and the items, but only if there was an agreement about a money reset.
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Sounds fun! But can we have more than robots? Would the RPG be about being a giant robot, fighting them, or owning them? I would like an R2D2. stongue.gif Or, how about a robotic Jinghao to do my chores? (just kidding)

Hmm... I wouldn't mind a money reset since I don't have much zeny, but I'm sure that most members would disagree.
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Jun 5 2009, 04:51 AM (Post #30)
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I would definitely support a zeny reset once we have something running, so we can all start off on ground zero and to renew the incentives to post for money.

Odd's the only one who disagrees, last time I checked (not me, the other Odd)
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