When should I release Ultima 2 Mod?

Started by FunHD2 on Sun, 11/03/2019 - 12:59

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When should I release Ultima 2 Mod?
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 12:59

I have multiple versions:

Indev: COMPLETE

Infdev: Buggy and daily updated

Alpha: Less buggy, more features, fewer updates

Beta: Even less buggy, even more features, even fewer updates

Full Release: Least Bugs, Most Features, Least updates.

 

So... when should I release it?

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When it feels like a…
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 21:40

When it feels like a complete and cohesive product. Go through and make sure that every single thing in your mod serves a relevant purpose, or even has multiple uses. Tight-knit mods where everything works together in a well thought out way are far better than enormous mods filled with useless or one-time-use items.

Be sure all of your procedures work accurately every time, and don't expect the player to play your mod a certain way. Part of making a quality mod is by making its mechanics as robust as possible and suitable for all play-styles.

One of the most important things is how it looks- the textures. People like myself appreciate when the mod creator goes the extra mile in making consistent and good looking art. It can easily make or break the player's experience.

Don't rush anything. You don't have a deadline. People can wait. Polish is extremely important in everything people make.

Those are my values in making a mod and I hope you found them helpful. Good luck on your mod!

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I'd say Alpha, I can still…
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:21

I'd say Alpha, I can still update it after...

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