Hi this sounds good and I could probably work with you on these if that would be something you were interested in. Regardless if you're available to join Freenode's IRC network, please join channel #netrek. Conversations periodically heat up mornings 8am PT for the European contributors, and around 3pm PT for the swing shift and AU contributors. Beware that talking about new ideas sometimes invites left field attacks.



> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brent D Miller" <brent.d.m at gmail.com>
> To: "Netrek Development Mailing List" <netrek-dev at us.netrek.org>
> Subject: Re: [netrek-dev] RFC: Locked Up Metaserver
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 06:53:36 +0000
> BTW, if we do decide to accomodate putting experimental servers up
> on the meta server in some way, I'd like to try out a server I have
> with modest changes aimed at being more newbie-friendly.
> I've never tested the changes due to fear of spreading the existing player
> base too thin.  I'm not optimistic about the changes, but still I'd like to
> test them sometime.
> If there are others in the same boat--with primitive ideas that are not
> fully baked but need testing and feedback--then maybe it's worth
> having a conversation.
> What do others think?  Would it be worth having an "experimental server
> game" once a week or something?  How do others accomplish testing?
> Thanks,
> Brent
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 02:18:09AM -0400, Andrew K. Bressen wrote:
> >
> > ". ." <msucka0xff at programmer.net> writes:
> > > New servers while typically rare *should* be able to list. Given
> > > that clients point to a single metaserver by default, locking would
> > > prohibit new development features from being show-cased in big
> > > ways. What would be even better is if I could put a new server on
> > > the metaserver list, and explain the new cool feature on netrek.org
> > > directly without needing extra steps, e.g. sending email to
> > > web-news at us.netrek.org.
> >
> > None of this is especially relevant unless we grow the player base.
> > But if you want things added to the webserver, you can just ask me.
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