I'm pretty new here, but I saw a link to the old music challenge thread
in the sticky, and damn that looked fun. So I'm thinking if there's any interest I'd like to get that started back up again, with maybe some minor changes in the name of increased longevity. Here's what I'm thinking:
a) Bi or tri-weekly:
I think part of the reason the thread died down so fast before is because asking people to put together a piece in a week for a game is a little steep a participation price. Perhaps making it every other or every third week would keep people from burning out on the idea.
b) No 'winners':
This is an idea that I liked from the previous challenge. There's no accounting for subjective tastes, and if you're good at what you do you probably don't need a meaningless interweb trophy to showcase it. While I'd like to see a certain amount of competitive spirit, I think it should be more in the name of trying to showcase the extent of our abilities rather than trying to win some nebulous 'prize'
c) I don't wanna be the guy who sets the theme every week :D
Okay, mostly selfishness on my part, but I don't think it'd be as much fun(for me) if I worked off of my own cues all the time. Also, I think this would keep the thread a lot fresher, because there would be all sorts of different and, most likely, unusual ideas presented for the themes. As to how to decide who does it... I'm not sure. Perhaps if we have a group of 'regulars' to the challenge then we could just pass the job around in circles? Which brings me to my next point...
Basically, as long as people can just walk in and out, there's eventually going to be one week where basically no one gives a shit and after that it's just going to die. That seems to be what happened to the last one. So basically all I'm thinking is maybe have a group of regs who, to some extent, expect each other to submit pieces. (edit: Holy crap I just reread that and I said basically like basically a gajillion times basically)
Nothing big, I'm just looking for minor guilt pangs to keep people honest
Well, how does that sound? If you guys generally like where I'm going with this, then I can stick up a theme to use on Thursday, in honor of the predecessor thread. If not, then I can change! Just let me know what you think would be a better way of doing it.
And the first NEW music challenge is more or less over-ish!
First theme: FIRE!!!C418Annabelle KennedyKobelRadRussKareemK