Sheet Approval

HarryParker
HarryParker

Can someone please advise me how to get my sheet approved?

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  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 487

    Send a message to Inner Council member ChainsawXIV

    All the best,
    - Kallak

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  • barrelv
    barrelv
    Posts: 18

    Is anyone else helping ChainsawXIV with this? I message him a week ago and haven't heard back.

  • abu_is_evil
    abu_is_evil
    Posts: 168

    Remember,Chainsaw is a volunteer so it may take a while

    Just trying to help out.

  • barrelv
    barrelv
    Posts: 18

    Yeah, he might be backpacking across Europe for all we know. Which is why I was wondering if anyone else is helping with DST approval. I'm hoping there's more than 1 person in OP, volunteer or otherwise, who's part of the DST project.

    We have another 30+ person campaign starting the first week of October and really need to get a Mutants and Masterminds sheet approved before character creation.

  • ChainsawXIV
    ChainsawXIV
    Posts: 525

    Sorry about the delay - meant to get to this a week ago, but life has been... life, heh.

    I'll have a look at them presently.

  • The_Social_Moth
    The_Social_Moth
    Posts: 3

    A valid question was raised, though. Who is actually working on this website? It's extremely difficult to get any responses from OP's staff. I'm starting to wonder what exactly is happening over there...

  • The_Social_Moth
    The_Social_Moth
    Posts: 3

    A valid question was raised, though. Who is actually working on this website? It's extremely difficult to get any responses from OP's staff. I'm starting to wonder what exactly is happening over there...

  • abu_is_evil
    abu_is_evil
    Posts: 168

    Did it stop?

    Just trying to help out.

  • madirishman
    madirishman
    Posts: 4

    I submitted a slightly tweaked version of my (rather boring) Ubiquity sheet many months ago, so if there's a chance that version could approved, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    Patrick

  • hades200082
    hades200082
    Posts: 15

    The last reply I've seen from Chainsaw on here is from Sept 2016 ... he has no more recent posts.

    So really, don't hold your breath on getting DST's approved... looks like noone, not even the devs are bothered about OP ... seems like they're just letting it die off which is a shame for such a useful site

     

  • weasel0
    weasel0
    Posts: 304

    It's one of those cyclical issues.

    1-Not enough of a money maker so it gets bumped further back line.

    2-Issues don't get resolved in a timely manner people leave and /or stop paying for Ascendant. 

    3-See step 1

  • hades200082
    hades200082
    Posts: 15

    I think they just need to make a better monetisation plan for it.

    The Free version is pretty good.  No changes needed there.

    What they need to do is add more features to the ascendant version.

    Player secrets is one good one.  That's the main one that will get me paying for ascendant once my DST is approved.

    Other ideas could be...


    • Turn maps into multi-layer maps allowing fog of war, GM notes/icons and ability to reveal individual layers/icons/notes to specific players or all players.  Perhaps some kind of integration with Campaign Cartographer?

    • Ability to upload characters from software like HeroLab (and other sites that do similar stuff to OP)

    • Integration with Doodle and other scheduling systems

    • Webhooks integrations so that notifications can be sent to systems like Slack

    • SMS notifications

     

    I suspect they could also do with assigning some form of marketing budget and getting a digital agency that specialises in online marketing to help with it ... with the right marketing they could really corner the market on this.

    I work for an agency called Distinction in the UK as a senior developer and their marketing team is incredible. They've worked for clients like Speedo, Recorded Books, WF Howes, Capita and Pan Macmillan to name a few and they've had some amazing results in terms of return on investment.

  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,672

    As Chainsaw has stated elsewhere, send him a PM, not here through the forums, but directly on his profile.

    Just trying to help out.

  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 487

    As an update to this issue, I've taken on reviewing DSTs as part of my community/content manager role. So, if you have a sheet that's ready to start down the road to approval, please send me a private message and we'll get the ball rolling (private message via the website please, so that I get the Email notification).

    As far as how it will work: for the moment, the plan (which I'll adjust as I go if/as needed) will be to use a dummy campaign that I've created to do basic testing and such on. Once I've experimented and seen how it's looking/working, I'll be after the author in question to get on a voice chat of some variety (Skype, Discord, etc.) to go over any concerns or notes that I have. They'll join the campaign temporarily so that we can both be looking at things and discussing it in real time. From there, we can resolve any minor issues, and if there are major issues I'll ask that person to go back to the proverbial drawing board a bit and then get in touch with me again. Once all is good, I'll approve the DST.

    While I understand that some folks may not be fired up about the idea of getting on a voice chat with a stranger, I need to try and keep this process moving as swiftly as I can (so that I can [A] get through whatever backlog there is, and [B] so that I can keep rolling strong on my other content material). This means that if you aren't willing/able to do a voice chat, things will go much slower for your sheet, and there's the chance you'll end up on the back burner. I don't like the idea of putting anyone on the back burner (and I'll try not to), but I've got a lot of content stuff that needs to get done, a lot of sheets to get through, and only so many hours to get it done.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

    Inner Council Member
    CotM Selection Committee
    Writer/Editor - Words In The Dark
    Obsidian Portal Community and Content Manager
    GameMaster - Crucible of the Blacksoul (CotM for Jan. 2013)

  • Johnprime
    Johnprime
    Posts: 203 edited April 17

    I think it's a great step in the right direction, Kallak.

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  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,672

    Does that mean Chainsaw has no more involvement?

    Just trying to help out.

  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 487

    It's more of a "no one has heard from him" kind of situation than a "he's not involved anymore" thing. Meanwhile, the process for DST approval has been stuck in limbo, so I'm jumping in to cover his gun. If it turns out that he is indeed gone, then I guess it's my gun at that point.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

    Inner Council Member
    CotM Selection Committee
    Writer/Editor - Words In The Dark
    Obsidian Portal Community and Content Manager
    GameMaster - Crucible of the Blacksoul (CotM for Jan. 2013)

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