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#1 Mister Phes

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:26 AM

Design a NEW LEGO Pirates Sub-Theme

SUB-THEME SUGGESTIONS
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


Please keep this thread for Questions & Answers so submit your ideas in the Sub-Theme Suggestions thread.

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#2 The_Cook

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:59 PM

View PostBFN, on 05 April 2014 - 08:02 PM, said:

Anyway, that's my suggestion. Please tell me if there's anything I should reformat/change, as I did go a bit astray from the example given.

You're fine in terms of formatting. You've described the intent of the theme well without getting too specifics. Keeping things open in that way allows more design flexibility in the later stages.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:57 AM

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You may reaffirm a suggestion that has already been submitted and provide additional ideas.

Do we do this separately from posts containing our own suggestions?

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:11 PM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on 06 April 2014 - 07:57 AM, said:

Do we do this separately from posts containing our own suggestions?
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But if you want to reaffirm a second idea, then yes, please do so in a separate post.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:58 PM

Excellent......on Time this thread came out!

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:50 PM

Are we allowed to give feedback on the current suggestions thread, or must this wait for another thread or another time?

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#7 Mister Phes

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

View PostBFN, on 06 April 2014 - 05:50 PM, said:

Are we allowed to give feedback on the current suggestions thread, or must this wait for another thread or another time?
The idea isn't to provide feedback on the suggestions but if you like an idea, write a pitch from your perspective.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:00 PM

View PostMister Phes, on 05 April 2014 - 08:30 AM, said:


    • It must be a historic sub-theme set sometime during the 15th and 17th centuries (1600-1760) and the technology depicted must be relevant to the period. 100% history accuracy isn't necessary but excessive creative liberties cannot be taken.

I dont know if this is the right place to put this, but I think you mean between the 17th and 18th centuries. The 15th century is 1400-1500.

Also, is there any venue to comment about other people's submissions?

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:32 PM

View Post2maxwell, on 06 April 2014 - 08:00 PM, said:

I dont know if this is the right place to put this, but I think you mean between the 17th and 18th centuries. The 15th century is 1400-1500.
Actually its meant to be during the 16th and 18th centuries - thank you for pointing that out.

View Post2maxwell, on 06 April 2014 - 08:00 PM, said:

Also, is there any venue to comment about other people's submissions?
The aim isn't to comment on other people's suggestions but if you like an idea, write a pitch from your perspective.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:56 AM

View PostMister Phes, on 06 April 2014 - 08:32 PM, said:

The aim isn't to comment on other people's suggestions but if you like an idea, write a pitch from your perspective.

I had trouble to understand how to support ideas, and I still don"t know if I've done it the right way. I replied to an idea I like, and tried to be constructive by proposing some modifications.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:40 AM

View PostBob De Quatre, on 07 April 2014 - 09:56 AM, said:

I had trouble to understand how to support ideas, and I still don"t know if I've done it the right way. I replied to an idea I like, and tried to be constructive by proposing some modifications.

At the moment the project is trying to get all the ideas down on paper. Feel free to propose slight modifications.

When the ideas generation time period has finished the project management will collate the ideas together (potentially merging any that are very similar) and present them back to the community who will vote to create a popularity ranking. The most popular idea(s) will be taken forward to the design stage. During the design stage those ideas will be elaborated, various options around the theme can be explored, which is where the modifications different people have propose can be considered.

Full details of how each phase will be run, along with timelines and other detailed information will be presented in due course; whilst the management have a clear idea of the steps we want to take as seen in the Overview thread, we'll elaborate on the detail as needed and we need to keep the timelines flexible because we don't at this stage know how long some of the phases might take.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:51 PM

Are we supposed to be assuming the presence of the established factions of the pirates and the imperial forces (red/blue coats)?  I'm assuming yes to both.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:57 PM

View Postzabdiel, on 07 April 2014 - 03:51 PM, said:

Are we supposed to be assuming the presence of the established factions of the pirates and the imperial forces (red/blue coats)?  I'm assuming yes to both.

You don't have to assume anything about established factions, the only criteria that we're adhering to is that if fits within the Pirates time frame between the 16th and 18th centuries and that it is related to the maritime exploits of the people and countries exploring/exploiting the Caribbean and Americas at that time.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:48 PM

View PostBob De Quatre, on 07 April 2014 - 09:56 AM, said:

I had trouble to understand how to support ideas, and I still don"t know if I've done it the right way. I replied to an idea I like, and tried to be constructive by proposing some modifications.

I think many are wondering about how to support an idea.

I assumed there will be a poll after the deadline and the current thread is just for brainstorming/pitching ideas.
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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:55 PM

The pitches will be condensed down to merge duplicates and then there will be a round of voting to see which ideas are most popular. One or two of the ideas will progress through to the later stage where we'll elaborate on specific sets and eventually we'll get to design.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:48 PM

View Posttedbeard, on 11 April 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

I think many are wondering about how to support an idea.
If you don't have anything new to add to an existing pitch, simply quote it in a new post.

Otherwise write a pitch in your own words (also in a new post).

View Posttedbeard, on 11 April 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

I assumed there will be a poll after the deadline and the current thread is just for brainstorming/pitching ideas.
Yes, that is correct.  Like The_Cook mention, the most popular ideas will be condensed into a poll.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

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You haven't read all the rules carefully my friend. It says clearly:

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  • It must be based within the Caribbean, Central America or the home country of a nation involved in the exploration or settlement of that region,E.g. English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, etc.  So ideas like Barbary Corsairs, Asian Pirates, Napoleonic Wars, etc. are too far removed.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:54 PM

View PostMazin, on 12 April 2014 - 08:23 PM, said:

You haven't read all the rules carefully my friend. It says clearly
Neither have you it seems, because the first post of the Sub-Theme suggestion thread also clearly says:

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Please keep this thread for suggestions ONLY
Nonetheless, thank you for taking the initiative, if you spot any future breaches please post them in the Questions &  Answers thread.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:53 PM

It didn't say ONLY and it didn't say we cannot intervene... or at least I thought we could do so...  Sorry nonetheless Posted Image

Anyway, are we supposed to support certain Ideas in this topic or will there be an another one created to do so - since we are not supposed to support these Ideas in the Suggestions Topic and they have to be supported to advance into a poll.
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:12 PM

View PostMazin, on 12 April 2014 - 10:53 PM, said:

Anyway, are we supposed to support certain Ideas in this topic or will there be an another one created to do so - since we are not supposed to support these Ideas in the Suggestions Topic and they have to be supported to advance into a poll.

Yes, you may support existing ideas in the Sub-Theme Suggestions thread so I've revised the "What to Do" section to make the procedure is clearer:

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If you support an existing pitch or ideas from an existing pitch you may either:
  • Quote the entire pitch in a new post.
  • Write your own version of that pitch in a new post.
It has been discussed earlier in this thread and I thought The_Cook had clarified, but perhaps not.  Does my above instructions help clear things up?

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:38 PM

It is pretty clear now, thank You.

Cook didn't state much about supporting, only about merging and creating a poll from the most popular ideas.
My confusion came from a matter whether "popularity" should be obtained by support, or by being the most copied Idea.
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:42 PM

View PostMazin, on 12 April 2014 - 11:38 PM, said:

It is pretty clear now, thank You.
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View PostMazin, on 12 April 2014 - 11:38 PM, said:

My confusion came from a matter whether "popularity" should be obtained by support, or by being the most copied Idea.
There are a dozen sub-theme ideas percolating at the moment but only half a dozen will probably make the poll.

So the ideas with the most support will most likely be the ideas which are added to the poll.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:50 PM

Apologies if I'm missing / overlooking something obvious somewhere, but, er... what's this for? Is this just something being done for fun purely by the Pirates forum people here on EB, or is this something the Ambassadors will submit to TLG and which might actually become an actual subtheme of real, commercial sets in stores, or what?

Edit: Nevermind; I just found the relevant thread. I don't know how I'd overlooked it before, but there it is. Got it!

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:52 PM

View PostBlondie-Wan, on 15 April 2014 - 01:50 PM, said:

or is this something the Ambassadors will submit to TLG and which might actually become an actual subtheme of real, commercial sets in stores, or what?
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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:34 AM

View PostMaster_Data, on 20 April 2014 - 11:31 PM, said:

I would actually merge these ideas for the poll- very similar.
All similar ideas will be merged into the one poll option as there will not be variations of the same idea.




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