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RHDN 3rd Anniversary Reflection

23 December 2008 9:38PM EST - Update by Nightcrawler

Site News

Anniversaries are a time to celebrate, and also a time to reflect on the past year. This third anniversary pushes me toward reflection this time around, rather than celebration. Year three was somewhat disappointing in all honesty. RHDN has suffered from what I would call ‘growing pains’. It’s not the little haven it once was. Success has prompted growth and growth has prompted many changes in atmosphere. Now that RHDN is bigger, we can’t go backwards. We can only try to adapt to it’s larger size burdens and choose the best direction to move forward. That’s the key to this reflection, the direction to move forward.

The ‘growing pains’ we’ve experienced represent problems that show up with any larger groups of people. Massive influx of useless new people who don’t read rules, post 1 or 2 useless posts, and never come again, is one example. It starts to become a burden to handle these people and has a negative effect on the atmosphere here. The larger the site, the larger this problem becomes. But that’s not what disappointed me. What disappoints me is that despite large amounts of people, there is still lack of a real community. In fact, there’s less of one than there was before. That begs the question of; do RHDN visitors even want a community?

We’ve spent time on features such as the community database which has huge potential to be enhanced into something grand like personal status pages for all community members. We’ve also added user reviews. Hardly anybody uses either of them. Massive amounts of people come here for a single useless post or two and never come back. As for community regulars, their interests are also in question. Two of the most popular site related discussion topics for 2008 were for a minor deletion policy change and handling of a newbie violating a rule. Those are the kinds of things that are most important? Individual forum moderation decisions and disallowing baseless claims for deletion to cut down on work? This is disturbing to me. This is not positive community oriented discussion. Our open forum tries to facilitate discussion of all site developments, but what’s being discussed is dirty laundry airing instead. Where’s the discussion on enhancing the community? We used to have that. Now, it seems to be missing. We temporarily lost a founding member this year thanks to loss of community focus and allowing endless nitpicking of every decision. This really poses the question of whether or not people even want a community, which leads me to my most troubling thoughts of all…

Does what the people want now conflict with the site charter? It would seem like the larger the site gets, the more in the direction of not wanting a community it goes. People seem to just want an archive site to come to grab whatever they want. They don’t care about their peers. They don’t care about contributing to enhancing the community. They don’t care if they never interact with anyone else. So, how does a site with a fundamental goal of being a community site, handle the community not wanting a community anymore? This is a core conflict of interest. This is a call for re-evaluation of the direction of the site. As the site Administrator, doner of countless hours of time, having the vision for this site, and being an active community member myself, this is very troubling. The site majority has shifted. Thanks to growth, the people who don’t care now outnumber the people who do.

It is because of these issues that year three has been disappointing to me. I see a call for a change in direction and resolution of this core conflict. RHDN needs to adapt to what it has become and set the direction it needs to go in to continue to be successful. I will take some time to carefully think over RHDN’s current state, it’s fundamental goals, recent community sentiment, and more importantly, listen to you now. Some changes are likely. Some compromises may be made, and perhaps some new goals will even be set. Is RHDN primarily an archive site? Is it a community site? Does the community RHDN aims to serve include everyone, or is a more select audience? Does full unrestricted policy discussion work with large amounts of people, or does it just breed dissension? Are all decisions made up for debate and allowed to be challenged? These are just some of the questions that must be asked.

The face of RHDN is changing. What does RHDN mean to you?

New Translations Added to the Database

18 December 2008 9:17AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

Translations News

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The following Translations have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database

08 December 2008 9:50AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

ROM Hacks News

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The following Hacks have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

Temporal Flux v3.00 Release

06 December 2008 2:18PM EST - Update by Geiger

Utilities News

Several massive code rewrites later…

Temporal Flux 3.00

From the release notes:

New

Fixed

  • Loc Events . Cut (Ctrl+X) corrected for new string handling
  • Loc Events . Dialogue could be displayed incorrectly in game due to spacing issues
  • Compression . Compression tool no longer adds junk bytes onto end of data
  • Strings . Setting all strings to dupes no longer crashes the program

Changed

  • Loc Events . Decode for Draw Geometry
  • Loc Events . Consistent decode between Textbox and Decbox
  • Loc Events . MemCpy2E changed to ColorMath
  • Loc Events . Partial editor rewrite, focusing on command display
  • Overworld Events . PCSub (OEC 08) now decoded and updated to match moving code.
  • Saving . Major rewrite of the save system, changing internal aspects of the entire program
  • Treasure . Changing the treasure type is now considered a data-changing action.

Between the custom data and the plugin system, the future can only refuse to change for so long.

RHDN Temporal Flux Page

Phantasy Star IV: Arranged Version released by Sixfortyfive

05 December 2008 10:45AM EST - Update by Sixfortyfive

ROM Hacks News

PSIV Arranged Version is a slightly more difficult version of PSIV. The main differences include a significantly slower EXP/MST gain in addition to new item and weapon uses. The goal of this romhack is not to force the player to grind for more levels and cash, but simply to force him or her to examine dozens of options that the game makes available to the player that may have otherwise been overlooked in a normal play through.

This patch is intended for PSIV veterans who would appreciate a challenge level somewhere between that of the relatively easy vanilla PSIV and some of the existing (and maddeningly difficult) PSIV hacks. The readme lists several specific changes made to character stats, player techs and skills, items, and weaponry.

RHDN Phantasy Star IV: Arranged Version Page

New Submitted Utilities Added to the Database

03 December 2008 8:09AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

Utilities News

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The following Utilities have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

New Submitted Documents Added to the Database

02 December 2008 8:41AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

Documents News

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The following Documents have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

Emerald Dragon Updated!

17 November 2008 9:29AM EST - Update by KingMike

Translations News

Nightcrawler has released version 1.1 of his translation patch for Emerald Dragon for SNES.

This fixes all reported issues to date, most notably the “NO BG3 FREE” and battle corruption errors, as well as a few minor translation and display errors.

NC says he’s going to work more on Tenshi no Uta next. Awesome! More details are available over at TransCorp.

RHDN Emerald Dragon Page

Gideon Does Stuff!

17 November 2008 9:28AM EST - Update by KingMike

Translations News

A few of Gideon’s projects have seen full text translations in the last few month:

  • Slime Morimori Dragon Quest (DDS)
  • Hourai High (satsu)
  • Ladystalker (satsu)
  • Madara 2 (DDS)

Gideon also says we’re going to love what’s he got planned for Christmas. I don’t know what it is either, but I’m going to trust him on it.

New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database

12 November 2008 11:36AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

ROM Hacks News

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The following Hacks have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

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