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Do both (continue as we are) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Do the new "HBGames.org Presents Advanced RPG Maker" 33%  33%  [ 1 ]
Just do HBGames.org the eZine 33%  33%  [ 1 ]
Just do Advanced RPG Maker 33%  33%  [ 1 ]
Do neither >:O 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 3
    Amy
  Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:13 pm
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We have two eZines. They aren't updated very regularly. Not as regularly as I'd like.

I think maybe it's confusing that we have two. Who'd read one, what's the point, when there's the other? What is each trying to achieve in competing against one another? Does Advanced RPG Maker really promote HBGames.org, when it's a global community magazine? (Not that that's a bad thing).

There are essentially five things we can do:

1. Continue as we are

Keep producing both HBGames.org the eZine and Advanced RPG Maker as separate things.

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2. Combine both magazines together and produce "HBGames.org Presents Advanced RPG Maker"

The difference for ARPGM would be the addition of HBGames community things, and non-RPG Maker stuff.

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3. Just do HBGames.org the eZine

Scrap Advanced RPG Maker.


4. Just do Advanced RPG Maker

Scrap HBGames.org the eZine.


5. Do neither

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Please note the poll is for reference only and decisions won't be based solely on it. Real comments and feedback are much appreciated.


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    Injury
  Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:28 pm
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Scale back. Focus on quality content in one monthly issue. Add an advanced section. Make the zine a little longer. Feature advanced concepts, basic programming tips for a maker (ie JS or Ruby).

Also...

Just thinking of something weird: eZine webpage and you can add interactive sections to the eZine to get the readers opinion on pieces as they read. Or other things...

Interactive news. Yum.

Also, maybe you can get some community members to donate resources you can tag along with the eZine each month.


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    Amy
  Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:32 pm
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Hmm. Maybe an easier way - just add hyperlinks to the PDF files...


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    ZenVirZan
  Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:47 pm
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I really like HBGames.org: the eZine, but I think that as a creator, it would be the most rewarding for you if you focused all efforts into ARPGM.

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    Amy
  Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:00 pm
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To be honest the eZine has become so scaled down and contentless that if you removed anything that couldn't also go in ARPGM, you'd be left with enough to fill maybe three full sized pages... Take issue 25 (should be 24, development error) for example, once you remove the RPG Maker tutorials, the game releases, inspiration and junk pages, you're left with the spotlight, page of games announcement, and completed games announcement. When done at 800x1000 these would easily fit in, well, one page... Which could easily be shoved into ARPGM. After all, it features similar updates from other sites anyway.

Reduced the header a bit if we used it.

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    BizarreMonkey
  Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:18 pm
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I voted for ARPGM for a couple reasons.

A.) It's a much more recognizable title.
B.) What the hell is HBgames??
C.) Content exclusive to eZine isn't exactly very... well-- CONTENTEY! (You just described this in your post above but better.)


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    Amy
  Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:27 pm
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I just hope that with the increase in HBGames related content in ARPGM, people don't think it's a huge marketing exercise.


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    BizarreMonkey
  Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:00 am
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Princess Amy wrote:
I just hope that with the increase in HBGames related content in ARPGM, people don't think it's a huge marketing exercise.
You can't afford to worry about that, mang.
You're literally writing a magazine. People will make assumptions, they always do, just go nuts IMHO.


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