It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here.

Origin XT RPG Network Home

Origin Revamp Step One: Restructuring


May 30 2009, 06:42 AM (Post #1)
Not Odd anymore
* * * * * * * * * *
Posts: 45,872
Cash: 1,911,877 / 1,817,041,051
Group: Administrator
Joined: 7/10/02 09:48 PM
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!
Post Options

4 Pages < 1 2 3 4 > 
Jun 5 2009, 12:40 PM (Post #31)
Member Of The Year 2005
* * * * * * * * *
Posts: 10,363
Cash: -77,174 / 11,869,762
Group: Administrator
Joined: 2/28/03 10:58 AM
Zeny reset sounds fine to me.. plus a post recount. I am currently deleting some of my old posts and would appreciate a more real version of what my post count is at present.

Also.. could you drop the "Odd" act. It is really confusing, especially if Odd has left again (which I am very sad to hear about FROWN.GIF.)

Also, Keese.. why don't you go back to being Keeserat? It was a good name ssmile.gif
Post Options

Jun 5 2009, 04:43 PM (Post #32)
Colonel
* * * * * *
Posts: 2,579
Cash: 46,264 / 266,023
Group: Nobility
Joined: 12/14/05 03:32 PM
Someone else has the name Keeserat right now, so I can't be it......best I can do is "Keys".

As for my giant robot idea, I was thinking that there would need to be something like folders in the inventory screen, so you can spread things out, and organize them, and it would be cool if it was possible to allow people to see other people's inventory.

before I start on any kind of system, I would need to know if that was possible.
Post Options

Jun 6 2009, 01:16 AM (Post #33)
Foot Soldier
* * * * * * *
Posts: 4,710
Cash: 88,623 / 0
Group: Nobility
Joined: 5/04/04 11:36 PM
I'm all in favor of a reset.

But would post incentives at this late date not make some people post whores, and edge us away from being a meritocracy? Eh, you lose a bit of integrity for activity so what.
Post Options

Jun 6 2009, 01:51 AM (Post #34)
Not Odd anymore
* * * * * * * * * *
Posts: 45,872
Cash: 1,911,877 / 1,817,041,051
Group: Administrator
Joined: 7/10/02 09:48 PM
QUOTE (Keys @ Jun 5 2009, 08:43 AM)
Someone else has the name Keeserat right now, so I can't be it......best I can do is "Keys".

As for my giant robot idea, I was thinking that there would need to be something like folders in the inventory screen, so you can spread things out, and organize them, and it would be cool if it was possible to allow people to see other people's inventory.

before I start on any kind of system, I would need to know if that was possible.
*


Anything is possible. I just might not have the time to develop, so I'm open to co-developers.
Post Options

Jun 7 2009, 04:29 PM (Post #35)
Colonel
* * * * * *
Posts: 2,579
Cash: 46,264 / 266,023
Group: Nobility
Joined: 12/14/05 03:32 PM
well then, would it be easy? That's my question. There's no point putting more than a half hour into something if it just might fail, anyways.
Post Options

Jun 8 2009, 02:51 AM (Post #36)
Nutricious Banana
* * * *
Posts: 738
Cash: 44,948 / 68,948
Group: Citizen
Joined: 8/13/07 06:56 PM
QUOTE (Keys @ Jun 5 2009, 08:43 AM)
Someone else has the name Keeserat right now, so I can't be it......best I can do is "Keys".

As for my giant robot idea, I was thinking that there would need to be something like folders in the inventory screen, so you can spread things out, and organize them, and it would be cool if it was possible to allow people to see other people's inventory.

before I start on any kind of system, I would need to know if that was possible.
*


Ahaha, I get it - Keys! stongue.gif

Yes, I agree that it'd be cool to have some sort of public inventory. If it were rpg-related, perhaps, a public inventory that only showed up in the rpg section would be better. However, for a publicly visible inventory to make sense, there'd have to be some use for all of the items in the shop. stongue.gif
Post Options

Jun 8 2009, 03:33 AM (Post #37)
Commander in Chief
* * * * * * * *
Posts: 5,699
Cash: 2,145,476,571 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Representative
Joined: 12/23/06 04:45 AM
QUOTE (Keys @ Jun 5 2009, 11:43 AM)
Someone else has the name Keeserat right now, so I can't be it......best I can do is "Keys".

As for my giant robot idea, I was thinking that there would need to be something like folders in the inventory screen, so you can spread things out, and organize them, and it would be cool if it was possible to allow people to see other people's inventory.

before I start on any kind of system, I would need to know if that was possible.
*


That's just the account you made when you were banned, isn't it? You can change that.
Post Options

Jun 8 2009, 04:05 AM (Post #38)
Not Odd anymore
* * * * * * * * * *
Posts: 45,872
Cash: 1,911,877 / 1,817,041,051
Group: Administrator
Joined: 7/10/02 09:48 PM
QUOTE (AIDS @ Jun 7 2009, 07:33 PM)
That's just the account you made when you were banned, isn't it? You can change that.
*


No, I think it's McDonald's or one of your friends
Post Options

Jun 8 2009, 04:59 AM (Post #39)
Commander in Chief
* * * * * * * *
Posts: 5,699
Cash: 2,145,476,571 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Representative
Joined: 12/23/06 04:45 AM
McDonalds changed his name to 2ki^4-e^(pi*i) a while ago (actually I did, but it's the current name on his account). The posts under the current name keeserat are clearly from the original keeserat, if you read them.
Post Options

Jun 9 2009, 11:47 AM (Post #40)
Colonel
* * * * * *
Posts: 2,579
Cash: 46,264 / 266,023
Group: Nobility
Joined: 12/14/05 03:32 PM
my bad....I'll fix that when I get a chance. Just need to give him some cash.
Post Options

Jun 9 2009, 02:22 PM (Post #41)
Private
* *
Posts: 151
Cash: -232 / 0
Group: Citizen
Joined: 11/28/04 08:17 AM
Ha, while tinkering, I remembered that Cooloser used to use a life password. LOLZ
Post Options

Jun 10 2009, 12:00 AM (Post #42)
Foot Soldier
* * * * * * *
Posts: 4,710
Cash: 88,623 / 0
Group: Nobility
Joined: 5/04/04 11:36 PM
Who is this Cooloser person?

What are you talking about, Cooloser? Does that have to do with this topic?
Post Options

Jun 10 2009, 02:11 AM (Post #43)
Nutricious Banana
* * * *
Posts: 738
Cash: 44,948 / 68,948
Group: Citizen
Joined: 8/13/07 06:56 PM
QUOTE (Key's Rat @ Jun 9 2009, 03:47 AM)
my bad....I'll fix that when I get a chance.  Just need to give him some cash.
*


Lol! Nice name change.
Post Options

Jun 10 2009, 02:58 AM (Post #44)
Commander in Chief
* * * * * * * *
Posts: 5,699
Cash: 2,145,476,571 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Representative
Joined: 12/23/06 04:45 AM
QUOTE (Angel @ Jun 9 2009, 07:00 PM)
Who is this Cooloser person?

What are you talking about, Cooloser? Does that have to do with this topic?
*


I believe it is Keese stating that he figured out cooloser's password. If I recall, the two of them knew each other.
Post Options

Jun 10 2009, 02:20 PM (Post #45)
Colonel
* * * * * *
Posts: 2,579
Cash: 46,264 / 266,023
Group: Nobility
Joined: 12/14/05 03:32 PM
Yeah, he used the same password for everything, back then. I talk to him still, I bet I could get him to come back.

so, incase anyone missed it, I posted as Cooloser.
Post Options

4 Pages < 1 2 3 4 >