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King Jared
Mortal
posted 16 January 2006 08:24 PM EDT (US)         

The Downloads Section

Guidelines, Reviews, and Reporting Ill-Deeds






After KS, and then the wise and benevolent King Jared, Papaya has also grown weary of the task. Now it is the time of Yeebaagooon the orange. He is cold, cruel, calculating and c word based. Bask in his infinite glory, peasants.

Anyway, we've decided to turn over a new leaf by creating a new and revitalized Downloads Section thread.




Submission Guidelines



All new submissions to the Downloads Section must be approved by a moderator before becoming available to the public. There are several guidelines one must follow to ensure approval of one's file.
  1. Obviously, as stated when one submits a file, all new submissions must be contained in a ZIP archive. Countless free ZIP utilities are available on the Internet, the most popular being WinZip; simply Googling "free" and "zip" will get immediate results.
  2. Always follow the CoC when submitting. That means no illegal content, no porn or sexually explicit material, no cracks, and so forth. 'Nuff said.
  3. Do not submit a file more than once, unless you're explicitly informed that there was an error uploading the file. If you make a mistake in the title, or description, or the file itself, or whatever, simply wait for it to be approved and update it accordingly; we'll get more into that later.
  4. Do not submit other people's work as your own, unless you have permission from the author to do so. Any file found to be stolen and submitted without the original author's permission will be deleted.
  5. Do not submit crap. Please. The definition of "crap" will vary from moderator to moderator, but generally it means anything that, (a), serves no purpose, (b), shows no indication of having anything that could be construed as effort put into it, and (c).... just really seems crappy.
  6. Provide a good, detailed description with your file. The better the description, the better the chances someone will download it. On that same note, also provide a good title for your submission; something like "Bjorn: A Norseman's Tale" will likely spark far more interest than something like "my furst secnario".
  7. Last, but certainly not least, always remember to use the Update feature rather than submitting a new file. To update a file, go to your original submission, and look for this button....


    Above the File Description section. Click it and proceed as directed.

That about covers general submissions. Remember, multiple files, stolen files, crappy files, and files that don't fall within the CoC will not be approved, or will be deleted upon later discovery.




Review Guidelines



The old desciption for this is still adequate, I think:
As many of you have hopefully noticed, the Review Guidelines have been posted for some time now. All reviews submitted to the Downloads Section must follow the guidelines that have been outlined.

Before you review, please take a few minutes to read over the guidelines, and make sure that you understand them and are capable of following them. Doing so will ensure that the reviews remain of high quality, and that you don't run the risk of having your review removed or converted to a comment.

Remember that a low-quality review reflects directly back on you. When people read a review that may be lacking in some areas, not only does it bring down the quality of the Downloads Section, but it also may cause you to look bad.

We appreciate your reviews, and are grateful that people are willing to take the time to submit their comments on a scenario. Just remember that if you are looking to make a brief note about what you thought about the scenario, make sure that it is a comment and not a review. Reviews should only be written by those who are willing to take the time to write a detailed commentary on the scenario.

The Downloads Section exists and thrives only based on the efforts of you people. Thank you for your time and effort!
The bottomline, you ask? Read the Review Guidelines, embrace the Review Guidelines, caress the Review Guidelines, love the Review Guidelines, worship the Review Guidelines, and above all, follow the Review Guidelines.

Design Team members....

Aside from following the guidelines, I'll also note that members of Design Teams may not review their teammates' work. You see, in the past, certain people wrote high-ranking reviews soley to increase their team member's submission's rating, and in turn increase the "prestige" of their Design Team. Certainly not all team reviews were made for that purpose, but no matter how objective a team member might be in their review, some form of bias generally creeps in, and thus the practice is unethical. And while one might argue that other forms of bias might creep into reviews, such as from envy of or friendship with the author, we have no way of judging such a bias; we can judge whether a reviewer is on the same Design Team as the author, though.

So, please, no team reviews. If any such reviews do occur, though, judgement upon whether the review is just or not will depend on the moderator.




Reporting Bad Reviews, Ill-Deeds, and General Skullduggery



Finally, the main purpose for keeping this thread open to replies. Obviously, not everyone who submits a file will do so without malice or ignorance, nor will everyone who posts a review have read the guidelines, nor will all who post comments be of the utmost maturity. So, though moderators do sift through the submissions and do periodically scan new reviews and comments, we can't keep track of them all.

That's where you, the forumers, come in. If ever you come across a file that contains less-than-proper material, a review that doesn't quite meet the guidelines, or a comment that's simply uncalled for, let us know about it by posting a reply to this thread containing a link to the file/review/comment, the name of the ne'erdowell-in-question, and your reasons for finding fault in it/them.




That should about cover it. If there are any questions or problems regarding the Downloads Section, feel free to email Yeebaagooon. And, again, if you come across any bad files/reviews/comments, let us know about it here.

Remember, stay on-topic, boys and girls. That is all.

Your Divine Overlord
KING JARED
Aw, hell, I dunno, she had some tig-ole-bitties, d'int she?
big.vitt@gmail.com

[This message has been edited by Yeebaagooon (edited 04-22-2014 @ 10:09 AM).]

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Guard of Olympus
Mortal
posted 26 July 2009 11:44 AM EDT (US)     571 / 814       
Sword of Valor did a too short review Here

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Yeebaagooon
EXCO Emeritus
posted 26 July 2009 12:07 PM EDT (US)     572 / 814       
I'll give him a few days to update.

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"Yeebaagooon had never seen a more handsome man in all his life. He couldn't control himself, He needed to act. Gripping the mirror in his strong arms he kissed the figure before him..." - Out Reach
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SwordOfValor
Knight
posted 26 July 2009 02:39 PM EDT (US)     573 / 814       
You know what the funny thing is? My review was longer then all those in there. So I must report. Delete all reviews of that scenario under 3 lines.

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Guard of Olympus
Mortal
posted 26 July 2009 02:53 PM EDT (US)     574 / 814       
You speak the truth. None of the reviews follow the review guidelines, so they should be deleted.

~Guard of Olympus ~
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Jag ser mot solen och tankarna de fr mig hem till AomH SD igen
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Archaeopterix
Mortal
posted 26 July 2009 03:00 PM EDT (US)     575 / 814       
A wise woman once said:

"Reviewing is not about saying in more than 3 lines how good or bad something is. Reviewing is about saying how good or bad something is and then giving a detailed analysis with arguments for the statement."
The Noble One
Mortal
posted 27 July 2009 03:09 AM EDT (US)     576 / 814       
I do believe that those words would come from only a woman my friend. They are literally wise words. However, the minimum 3 lines per category is irrevocable to the Review Guidelines. The Rules have been portrayed. It is fundamental to follow.

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SwordOfValor
Knight
posted 28 July 2009 00:22 AM EDT (US)     577 / 814       
Both reviews for this scenario are too short.
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=6014

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Silicone Ruff Jr
Mortal
posted 29 July 2009 10:16 AM EDT (US)     578 / 814       
Just a reminder in case you've forgotten, Azur.

_/o___
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"This is shaping up to be the best campaign on AoM heaven" ____(_\___
"This is shaping up to be the best campaign on AoM heaven"
Yeebaagooon
EXCO Emeritus
posted 31 July 2009 04:42 AM EDT (US)     579 / 814       

UPDATE:


New review guidelines!



For more details please read this. These new guidelines go into effect immediately.

______________________________________ Yeebaagooon ______________________________________
____________________ AoMH Seraph ____________________
"I saw the picture and became immediately worried about Yeeb seducing and buying out Zen" - Shanks13
"Yeebaagooon had never seen a more handsome man in all his life. He couldn't control himself, He needed to act. Gripping the mirror in his strong arms he kissed the figure before him..." - Out Reach
AoMH: Unfinished Scenarios|Singleplayer: Codename Ripto 5.0|Multiplayer: Minigames X 4.7|CSC 7
Ex Seraphs Dictator, Spore Heaven Seraph
The Noble One
Mortal
posted 31 July 2009 08:23 AM EDT (US)     580 / 814       
Great I think...

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Archaeopterix
Mortal
posted 31 July 2009 08:25 AM EDT (US)     581 / 814       
Good stuff. How about a review template which you can easily copy, or a very brief summary of the guide?
Guard of Olympus
Mortal
posted 31 July 2009 09:24 AM EDT (US)     582 / 814       
Sorry, I made a misstake

~Guard of Olympus ~
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Jag ser mot solen och tankarna de fr mig hem till AomH SD igen
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[This message has been edited by Guard of Olympus (edited 07-31-2009 @ 11:37 AM).]

AnnoDominius
Mortal
posted 01 August 2009 04:29 AM EDT (US)     583 / 814       
A template is a great idea, or at least a sample review for what to aim for in each section.

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Jondoom
Mortal
posted 07 August 2009 07:48 AM EDT (US)     584 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=8894

Pharaoh elite's wrote a great review, but it is outdated. it would be nice if he changed it because he could never got past 20% of the game becuase of a small bug (that has been already fixed) and he based an important part of his review only on that... I think that's unfair! Please don't be so rude and consider this, Pharaoh elite...

-> Age of Monster Hunters finally released! <-
~ Best RPG of the year 2010... ~
~- Brave Sword - Improved Version -~
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[This message has been edited by Jondoom (edited 08-07-2009 @ 07:51 AM).]

Silicone Ruff Jr
Mortal
posted 14 August 2009 08:57 AM EDT (US)     585 / 814       
You break my heart, Azur.

_/o___
_(__\____
AGE OF MYTHOLOGY'S THIRD UNMODDED FULL CAMPAIGN __\^^\)___ AGE OF MYTHOLOGY'S THIRD UNMODDED FULL CAMPAIGN
__"\_____
"This is shaping up to be the best campaign on AoM heaven" ____(_\___
"This is shaping up to be the best campaign on AoM heaven"
Guard of Olympus
Mortal
posted 21 August 2009 09:21 AM EDT (US)     586 / 814       
Guard of Vallhal wrote a biased review in this thread

~Guard of Olympus ~
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Peter Fallon
Mortal
(id: Xzyiothe)
posted 21 August 2009 09:28 AM EDT (US)     587 / 814       
Banned? Seriously? That won't happen over one review, only thing what'll happen is Papaya/Yeeb/Khan/Steak having to edit it out.

However you might be right about the banned part, all these 'Guard of's I see just make me think you're smurfing, never heard of your design team and you always suspiciously go missing when Guard of Osiris posts.

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Guard of Olympus
Mortal
posted 21 August 2009 10:07 AM EDT (US)     588 / 814       
If Vallhal was a smurf of mine, why would I report he making a bad review here?

And if you look at mine and Osiris' grammar, you see he spells more correctly and overall have better grammar. He's been in Kenya for three years, you see.

~Guard of Olympus ~
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Jag ser mot solen och tankarna de fr mig hem till AomH SD igen
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Guard of Olympus
Mortal
posted 29 August 2009 05:03 AM EDT (US)     589 / 814       
Rift posted a too short review Here



And this review should be deleted...

~Guard of Olympus ~
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Jag ser mot solen och tankarna de fr mig hem till AomH SD igen
Learn how to create a website from scratch!
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Dark Times|My work (4.6)|Teaser #2

[This message has been edited by Guard of Olympus (edited 08-29-2009 @ 11:21 AM).]

Jondoom
Mortal
posted 27 September 2009 09:23 AM EDT (US)     590 / 814       
Here

Reviewer: Pharaoh Elite

I've reported this many times. It's not like he's review is bad, but it is outdated, and I think It wouldn't be much of a bother to him to change it a little bit according to the new version. If you're seeing this pharaoh, please reconsider. (Ok, maybe I take ratings a little too serious... but again, it wouldn't be much of a bother to fix it).

Thank you!

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~ Best RPG of the year 2010... ~
~- Brave Sword - Improved Version -~
My first project:
Advanced Rain Guide
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WinstonShnozwick
Mortal
posted 27 September 2009 02:57 PM EDT (US)     591 / 814       
YAY JONDOOM your back? Could you look at bravesword and fix my last list of bugs with it?

Tired of unorigional, boring campaigns? Try out DEMO|Legacy - The Uprising|DEMO
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Automaton Metals Textures, New Custom Triggers
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JDmino
Mortal
posted 02 October 2009 01:27 AM EDT (US)     592 / 814       
  • There is a poorly done review here:
    http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=9079
    Review by:
    dfkjghj

  • There is also another poor review here:
    http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=9080
    Review by:
    AOMreptile

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  • WinstonShnozwick
    Mortal
    posted 02 October 2009 02:38 AM EDT (US)     593 / 814       
    Im just wondering out loud here, but JD and Yeebaagooon, i got a question. I am not sure, but i have suspicions that some of the badly done HIGH rating reviews lately are the work of a smurf to get a good review. I am wondering about this, is is against the rules here to make a smurf to give yourself good reviews and comment on your own threads to keep them open? It seems like it should be, and some of those recent close to perfect high star reviews with one line are suspicious to me. I suggest that you become a ... DE., TEC., TIVE!!!! Solve these mysteries for me and i shall pay you in the form of some chewed gum, you can pick the flavor!


    Edit: I got a bad review here for ya guys, check it.
    http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=9060

    Tired of unorigional, boring campaigns? Try out DEMO|Legacy - The Uprising|DEMO
    Completely New Gameplay. Random Map Type Replayability. Delve into Nomadican|FEATURES|DOWNLOAD|
    Want to know how to use triggers and/or create amazing factors in your scenarios? You need Combination Effects|FEATURES|DOWNLOAD|
    Automaton Metals Textures, New Custom Triggers
    Upcoming Projects: Legacy - The Uprising, Destiny
    6/12/1997, a day that will live in infamy.

    [This message has been edited by WinstonShnozwick (edited 10-02-2009 @ 02:41 AM).]

    CharlieDog
    Mortal
    posted 02 October 2009 03:05 AM EDT (US)     594 / 814       
    That donkey kicker game looks terrible, look at the map design.
    WinstonShnozwick
    Mortal
    posted 02 October 2009 03:09 AM EDT (US)     595 / 814       
    Now now, be nice, we all were like that at first. My first attempt was so sad, it would have had me executed if it was serious.

    Tired of unorigional, boring campaigns? Try out DEMO|Legacy - The Uprising|DEMO
    Completely New Gameplay. Random Map Type Replayability. Delve into Nomadican|FEATURES|DOWNLOAD|
    Want to know how to use triggers and/or create amazing factors in your scenarios? You need Combination Effects|FEATURES|DOWNLOAD|
    Automaton Metals Textures, New Custom Triggers
    Upcoming Projects: Legacy - The Uprising, Destiny
    6/12/1997, a day that will live in infamy.
    CharlieDog
    Mortal
    posted 02 October 2009 03:11 AM EDT (US)     596 / 814       
    i was just saying that in response to it getting a five review.

    Btw can i have that piece of chewed gum. (strawberry plz)
    Archaeopterix
    Mortal
    posted 10 October 2009 06:30 AM EDT (US)     597 / 814       
    Yeebaagooon
    EXCO Emeritus
    posted 10 October 2009 06:46 AM EDT (US)     598 / 814       
    Thanks guys.
    I'm shooting off some emails to the worst offenders.

    ______________________________________ Yeebaagooon ______________________________________
    ____________________ AoMH Seraph ____________________
    "I saw the picture and became immediately worried about Yeeb seducing and buying out Zen" - Shanks13
    "Yeebaagooon had never seen a more handsome man in all his life. He couldn't control himself, He needed to act. Gripping the mirror in his strong arms he kissed the figure before him..." - Out Reach
    AoMH: Unfinished Scenarios|Singleplayer: Codename Ripto 5.0|Multiplayer: Minigames X 4.7|CSC 7
    Ex Seraphs Dictator, Spore Heaven Seraph
    Guard of Osiris
    Mortal
    posted 14 October 2009 08:37 AM EDT (US)     599 / 814       
    This review by ARA_Snowball is way too short.

    This one too.

    castwcrt rip 2010-2010

    [This message has been edited by Guard of Osiris (edited 10-14-2009 @ 08:43 AM).]

    Guard of Olympus
    Mortal
    posted 16 October 2009 10:52 AM EDT (US)     600 / 814       
    I would like to request this submittion deleted.


    It's not my own but it's under top rated and doesn't even haave a single file in it.

    ~Guard of Olympus ~
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    Jag ser mot solen och tankarna de fr mig hem till AomH SD igen
    Learn how to create a website from scratch!
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