Just for argument's sake, since we already have Survival Horror and Action-Adventure as genres which does not follow the classic basic genres signature of MG.
Does this mean it's time for other combined genre's: First Person Shooters (FPS), old school First Person Dungeon Crawlers (no dedicated name attributed to my knowledge), Sierra-style adventure games, and whichever game theme that includes several genre's and popular trend of games following the same path?
Before you go on, is this known to you?
Shouldn't this thread have more meaningful title?
He won't find there what he was looking for though. I specifically shied away from combined genres because I was met with stiff opposition in that regard. There are a bunch of more specific genres in there though.
Wait, what is that Google document and why in the name of all that is holy it hasn't been implemented!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
That's a proposition I made to update our current genre system (without creating a totally new system from scratch). It hasn't been implemented for the same reason hardly anything gets implemented here: there's nobody to do it.
Though everyone who has looked at it is convinced it should be implemented right away.
(Edited by Indra was here (14900), Jan 11, 2013)Re: Meaningfully stirring up meaningful trouble
Indra was here (14900), Jan 11, 2013
So, it's there but it's not going anywhere? Sounds familiar. :p
Where's the dang like button? *presses imaginary like button on the subject change by veddar*
This vicious circle ("maybe we could, but not before site redesign, which itself won't happen, as we have no resources") reminds me of an old commie era joke "If only we had surplus metal, we could saturate our market with canned meat, however we don't have meat".
I once wondered, given my very limited web programming knowledge, that with the database being SQL and PHP, what if our Founding Fathers could send only a relevant excerpt of the code to someone willing & able (like Klaster_1?) to just insert some selected "most wanted" features and fixes? Don't we all want "year range" in game browser? (that could be first to do) New genres don't require rocket science programming either. I'm talking tiny functionality enhancements (more Game Browser options, currently we have to resort to tricks), not something that'd alter database structure (like bi-directional link between compilations and games).
They'd get the updated code for review so that they can decide if to integrate it with the site, thus retaining full control, not giving database access to anyone outside. Am I talking nonsense?
It's far from being nonsense, but good luck convincing our management in that. Our owners are apparently much more concerned with making the site look "modern" than fixing (let alone enhancing) functionality. Heck, they are willing to remove features without hesitation.
Heh, remember this thread from two and a half years ago? There is a reason why people as myself vanish after awhile.
Woah! I'm moving too!
*returns after some time
Wait, you didn't say Facebook isn't a rival game database but some silly social network where people post their cat photos and collect as many contacts as possible.
You could just as well start making ceramic art or develop phillumenism.
At least Facebook doesn't have that 305 error message every half an hour. Burn. :p
Do I have you guys on facebook yet? I forget.
*must whine...must whine...must...*
Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at www.mobygames.com Port 80
And it just happened again.
Interestingly, the Wikipedia article on Phillumenism (since I had to check what it was) has matchboxes featuring a cat (I think, although the ears look like horns) as an example image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillumeny
Oh, my gawd they have a name for it. And all this time for collecting video games, all we get is Nerd. :p