Thread Contents Post 1: Contents, Important Threads, Guidelines, Quick Summary Post 2: Guide: Steps to making a great suggestion Post 3: Tags & Templates Post 4: Blank Templates Important Threads Suggestion Forum & Ressurection of Threads Suggested things so far Suggestion Forum Guidelines These guidelines are here to help ensure that your suggestion is something the community would like to see on this forum, they in themselves are not forum rules. However, in some cases the guidelines will refer to forum rules and these must be followed. 1. Follow the forum rules at all times. 2. Do not post a suggestion regarding copyrighted material or intellectual property. 3. Be sure to tag your post for easy referencing you'll find relevant tags in the third post. 4. Be respectful of any suggestions you read even if you don't like them. Give reasons why. 5. Listen to the input of your peers and handle it respectfully. 6. Only post serious suggestions. 7. Do not double post Quick Guide Summary 1. Idea Take some time to think of an idea, don't just go with the first thing that jumps into your head, develop it! Always bring something to the table, avoid simply bringing a question without an answer! Make sure your idea is within the limitations of the game, be aware that your favourite creatures from Dungeon Keeper or other games are part of another companies property and CANNOT be used! What kind of idea do you have? Where does it fit in the game? Time to do some research! Remember you're making a suggestion for the current development of the game, your idea might be better as a mod as the community gets it's hands on Dungeoneer! 2. Research Visit the Archive, the central repository for all information on War for the Overworld, it contains such a vast wealth of knowledge even the mentor would be gobsmacked. Spare a thought for all of your fellow members who have great ideas, check to see if anyone has the same idea as you in Lordofriva's thread, great minds think alike. Also use the search function. Some basic Gameplay information can be found in the Community FAQ, be sure to check here. Check out the News forum as well as Kickstarter's video, updates and both the Reddit AMAs (1, 2) for more information about the world you're making a suggestion for as well as the mechanics relevant to the game. Think about how you plan to use all the information you've just gained to improve your suggestion and how it fits into WFTO, if it doesn't fit don't try to force it. 3. Present Take your time on this step, it's the most important step, a good idea presented poorly could well end up being ignored or misunderstood. Use the opportunity to reflect and improve upon your idea. Give context and structure to your idea, describe how it contributes to the game especially if your idea is a mechanic. Consider using diagrams if you need to put across a difficult and complex subject in a simple manner. Keep it short and simple for the most part but make sure you get the depth in! Adopt a format or template, love it and stroke it, it's your new best friend. It'll make things easy for you to plan and easy for your potential mindslave to read! Use relative terms when describing something e.g. Low strength High armour, balance isn't something you can plan for. Use examples to help get your point across. Listen to feedback and use it to improve your idea or discuss the implications further with the community. Before posting make sure to add relevant tags to your title. Check the forum for some ideas here! Look at this suggestion.