So, I'm going to be getting a BYOND Membership again, and I need to determine when I want to do so. Obviously I would want to do it when I can get the most use out of it, and that means getting it right before releasing something that would benefit from having a hub.
That's where a couple questions come up that I've come here to ask, because I have not had a membership since the big update to the website, hubs, listings, etc.
Anyways. I'm just wondering about the different hub statuses you can be set to, and what determines the one that is chosen for you? More specifically, I'm also wondering what the policy is on someone remaking a game that is no longer being worked on and has become so buggy that it is hard to even be able to host?
That may be a little too vague, so I'll explain. I would say in my case, what I am thinking of would be listed as both a rip and a fan game, because of a little DBZ content, and the fact that a lot of RPG Maker graphics are used. The original is not listed to my knowledge, but it does have a hub and can be viewed by people who google it or are linked to it.
So, if I were to remake and release that game using my own programming with its graphics, a similar name, and gave appropriate credit, would I be able to have a hub for it that is at least as viewable as the old one? I would use the old ones hub, but the owner is rarely able to get online and discuss the game right now.
Quick side note: I do know its better to make more original games, clean out anything that would make a game be considered a rip, etc. I intend to do that and avoid such things with my main projects, it's just that this is for the fans of the game and I, the game has a lot of history, and doing this is faster and gets us by until something more original and permanent can be completed.
Edit: I forgot to mention. This is also purely non-profit.
Jun 8 2012, 11:35 am