Talvieno wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:01 pm
I really don't know what to do with the LTFC. I've been unusually busy lately and (obviously) LTFC has taken a side seat. It's been a couple weeks since I made my last REKT post too (which everyone is still waiting on). Between trying to find a job, getting ready to (hopefully) move, and trying to help my gf emotionally cope with her dying father, I'm stretched a bit thin.
What do you guys think we should do with LTFC? It feels a lot different now, knowing that LT isn't actually coming out. Not only that, but things have changed for me financially as well. I need to set up a poll for this last contest, and I'll offer a prize for that as promised, but at the moment I'm down to emergency funds, and unless I can find a job somewhere (tough prospect without a college degree) I won't have the spare funds to continue offering prizes. Not at all sure what to do about that either.
FIrst: we are thankful for everything you did and have no expectation (we may have hopes, but this is different) for the future; so do not feel in anyway put under pressure. Real life is always more important, so please take all the time you need to support your gf and to find the perfect job (man - with your talents you should have already scored a few propositions... but I understand the lack of formal diploma is always a big issue nowadays - if you need a "recommendation letter" for what you did here - Community management, writing stories incl. REKT, programming bots - we can sure try making something up).
Second: I guess there is a general uncertainty with what will happen with this place. We hope it won't die, and as you are the only responsive "red"-guy around, it falls (again) on you. I guess before answering about LTFC, an answer (or a discussion) about the future of this place is in order; but you (not being owner of the domain and the server) may not be in position to make any statement. Perhaps still, after almost 3 months, we should start at least discussing about possible futures.
Third: for LTFC: obviously, nobody expect prizes. Do not worry at all about this. The international fame linked with a good result is reward enough
. And this is valid also for past competitions - do not use your emergency funds for that, please! I can only speak for myself, but the presence of an external motivation and deadline did have a huge impact on my productivity; I am basically not doing anything serious since LTFC stopped. This is why we sort of hope it may continue in some form. Depending on the future of this place (well, mostly depending on the possible lack of future of this place) I may need to find another location where I can get motivation and feedback. It will be tough to find such a community again...
For (2) - do you think we can start such discussion, or the decency is to wait for Josh to speak his mind, whenever he will feel like coming back to the living?