How To Make Suggestions

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by WelshPixie, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. WelshPixie

    WelshPixie Former Staff

    First Note:

    The Suggestions section exists for you to forward your suggestions to the development team. After discussions between myself and a few of the developers, it is arranged in such a way as to best benefit what they need to get from the section. With that in mind, the topics are broad and general, and there will be no mega-threads or portfolios. To put it simply, each suggestion (or group of connected suggestions, more details below) gets its own thread.

    With this in mind, existing megathreads and portfolios have been moved to a temporary read-only forum. If you wish to save your idea, copy it and create a new thread for the suggestion in the appropriate place. The temp forum will be deleted in about a week, which should be plenty of time for everyone to save out what they need.

    How to make a suggestion:

    1) You have a simple suggestion:-

    • "I'd like axolotls!" - make your post under NPCs and Creatures
    • "I've come up with the following things I'd like to see as rideable mounts" - make your post under Vehicles and Mounts
    2) Your suggestion encompasses a range of ideas:-

    • "I'd like banana hammocks in the game as a wearable item. A pattern can be found by killing this type of mob, and they can be crafted using these ingredients. They give the following stats." - your suggestion covers items, mobs, crafting and mechanics. However, the core suggestion is the addition of a new item - put your suggestion under Gear and Items.
    • "I love lamp. Lighting should be completely dynamic. Can we have exploding kittens?" - three completely separate suggestions; make one post for each in the appropriate categories (Gear and Items, Mechanics, and Weapons respectively, in this case!).
    3) You just can't figure out where your suggestion belongs!

    Stick it in 'Other'. :D

    Try to make your suggestion as clear and concise as possible. That being said, we're aware that this is an international community with users from all over the world and that for many of you, English isn't your first language. Don't worry about grammatical issues or spelling mistakes too much if they aren't your strong point. As long as the devs can understand what you're trying to get across, it's all cool!

    Don't spend too long agonising over where your suggestion belongs. We're not strict about where they go, it's cool if you post in the wrong place. We'll just move it when we find it. :)
  2. Litagano Motscoud

    Litagano Motscoud Master Astronaut

    Sounds great.
  3. Brunstad

    Brunstad Aquatic Astronaut

    If "I love lamp" is an Anchorman reference, then I love you.
  4. WelshPixie

    WelshPixie Former Staff

    I love lamp. I love lamp!
    Vynal, Tietzy, Axelth and 15 others like this.
  5. Chikara

    Chikara Orbital Explorer

    Does it count as a suggestion, if I suggest Starbound to avoid something?
    Where should this kind of suggestion go?

    Surely most such arguments can be forged into actual positive suggestions, but what about like "make sure that <insert thing> gets done right" -type of suggestions?
    OneOnlyDan, Axelth and JazzPigeon like this.
  6. HellKnightX

    HellKnightX Void-Bound Voyager

    I believe contra-suggestions would go under the same category as its related suggestion. If you were to suggest "Don't put in exploding kittens. It's bad for the environment", it would still go under weapons, as that's where you would find aforementioned exploding kittens.
  7. WelshPixie

    WelshPixie Former Staff

    Just confirming what HellKnightX said - post them in the suggestion sub-forum relevant to the category of your post.
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  8. Redsun

    Redsun Void-Bound Voyager

    I hope I will be able to make a good few suggestions to better Starbound.
    Rian121 likes this.
  9. Dreams

    Dreams Star Wrangler

    All my suggestions have already been taken :(
    I shall help improve!
  10. J-block

    J-block Pay it Forward

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  11. Dreams

    Dreams Star Wrangler

    No, but I see the topics that I wanted to suggest. So I don't start a new topic. That would be bad.
  12. Chuchu13

    Chuchu13 Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Can we have exploding kittens? Is there an animation of how would it look like? :) Just curious (Sorry for spam)
  13. Svarr Chanston

    Svarr Chanston Cosmic Narwhal

    The forums staff here is the exact opposite of Facepunch's forum staff, they are friendly, understanding, and listen to everyone not just the donating members... I think I'm in love. <3~
    r 1 and Rex like this.
  14. OmniGeoff

    OmniGeoff Weight of the Sky

    Can you add a forum topic for music suggestions? I have great Ideas for music and I'm willing to find anything that might suit to your ears! Here's an idea for a particular piece that may suite a type of gloomy world such as a swampy or wasteland?
    I can understand that it may have to go through some copyright issues but might it be possible?
    Axe Garian likes this.
  15. Jimlad 42

    Jimlad 42 Supernova

    Are you allowed to post just to bump a thread?
  16. Maverik

    Maverik Void-Bound Voyager

    When making a post, what's preferred? A single post for each individual idea, or a post containing multiple ideas which are relevant to the subtopic? Should I make, for instance, a thread titled "[ENEMY NPC] Mechanized Sentient Watermelon" revolving around one specific idea, or "Maverik's NPC ideas", acting as a general thread for whatever I throw in?
  17. LordChickenMan

    LordChickenMan Zeromus

    So Tiy and his crew checks the suggestions? or admins like ordana?
  18. Ryanrem

    Ryanrem Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Wait a second... does this mean i can make someone with a BANANA HAMMOCK
    hyprhare and KoedGaming like this.
  19. hazzary453

    hazzary453 Big Damn Hero

    sounds awesome,will do!:D
  20. wallespider56

    wallespider56 Subatomic Cosmonaut

    What if I wanted to suggest a new race? Where would I put that?
    wavefunction.e likes this.

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