Weekly Poll Results - Is the Armada modding community 'dead' ?

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Is the Armada modding community 'dead' ?

Not yet. 71.8% (242)
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Yes, it is. 28.1% (95)
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Total: 337
Start: 07-14-2008 10:27
Last: 07-21-2008 11:21



 #1 - Posted by: theStarfleetKid (Staff) on 07-14-2008 at 10:28

I've heard a lot of talk lately about the 'death' of the Armada modding community. I want your opinion-- but do it respectfully if you decide to contribute a cmoment. :cool:

 #2 - Posted by: k_merse (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 10:40

WHy think anyone that the community is dead? There are many running project for Armada 2 and a few for Armada so I don't understand the question. Maybe the activity dropped a bit but for the God, it's a seven years-old game!

 #3 - Posted by: startrekie (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 10:54

No way is it dead. Like merse stated, activity has dropped a little, but there's still much stuff being done.

 #4 - Posted by: HMS_Frontier (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 10:54

Well I realy think there should be an option for NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! as not yet sugests its not dead but on its death bed and the anser is defently no as there are single mods been sumbited masess of TC been made Incoulding my own and we allways have a new POTD the qeu last time I checked been over 200 so how any one could think it is dead I dont know

 #5 - Posted by: shadow_from_afc (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 11:33

Dead ?? No!!!, definitely it is not dead at the moment. But taking into account the numbers of projects running for Armada , I would give it an endangered species- status… But hey, the game is now almost 10 years old, so a decline in activity is natural. Talking about Armada2, I think it is still alive and kicking, even though it seems that it has reach its peak and is now on a slow decline. There are still projects out there which will keep it alive for a long time, even if the level of activity is not as high as it used to be. And as long as Modder like the guys from Fleet Operations find new possibilities in the coding ( See the Armada2 Patch Project ) we will have lots of fun for years to come. Their work will keep the interest high.

 #6 - Posted by: Pille (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 11:34

Agreed with the above comment, especially seeing that you are an admin in an active modding community and there are dozens of other mod teams around this question is absolutely pointless and I really don't get why something like this is even up here. You may have mistaken this with "The Armada 2 community is dead" which is something that was spread by a few disruptive elements, but you really should know better than that...

 #7 - Posted by: Freyr (Staff) on 07-14-2008 at 12:10

Because we are out of ideas for decent polls. :) Personally, I think the community will be here for years despite the doom sayers. A2 is considerably more active than a lot of newer games when it comes to modding, compare us to some of the newer games and laugh. I think activity is down somewhat at the moment because a lot of people have exams or are otherwise outdoors enjoying the sunny part of the year rather than spending it indoors on the computer. That, and the quality of mods has seen a huge increase over the years. The mods we are producing now are of a FAR higher quality that the ones produced in 2001 and that means that more time is required to do everything to a higher standard. When your doing a multiple race TC then its going to require a massive amount of time, and many people are still working alone on large TC style projects with a single release instead of working on a smaller part of the project and then doing a release. In my opinion, Achilles and Yacuzza have the right approaches with Art of War and Tactical Assault respectively by releasing parts as they go, rather than trying to get the entire thing done before a release. That results in a multi year wait, if the project ever gets finished.

 #8 - Posted by: ragnar603 (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 14:40

Whoever voted yes.... your days are "numbered" :p Community is far from dead, when the source is released (IF its ever released lol) I'm sure the game will pick up a bit :D

 #9 - Posted by: WerdBorg (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 17:04

Whoever voted yes, We'r'd'borg is coming to assimilate u back into the collective. Armada modding dead-saying that should be classed as A2Filefront Treason:p 4: Good comment-whoever wrote this poll is inherently pesamistic Armada Modding will last forever!!!!!!!!!!:borg:

 #10 - Posted by: Achilles (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 17:35

so long as new material is made it aint dead, freyr is right, most new game dont have nearly activity armada does.

 #11 - I wish I could contribute to my part - Posted by: ncircosta (Member) on 07-14-2008 at 18:47

I've been visiting this website for quite some time now. I 'WISH' I could contribute by posting mods and stuff. I, however, lack the software and some technical skills that my ideas would require. I have many great ideas for mods but I always end up stuck along the way. I think that if there was an easier way to mod or if we had access to the appropriate tools, more people would be more involved. P.S. this is my very first Post on this website! I'm one more step to being more involved! WOoHOo! :rock:

 #12 - Posted by: Jetfreak (Member) on 07-15-2008 at 05:14

Dead? Absoultely not, if the teh a2 community is dead, then this site wouldnt even be here lol

 #13 - Posted by: CptBenSisko (Member) on 07-15-2008 at 05:32

Congrats and welcome ncircosta...I'd say i've been a part of this community for oooh i dunno almost 8-10 years...i have really released anything..just contributing ideas here and there..I work on my own personal mod for the most part...I know the guys like P81 and MAP and ive been around the SFC community for a long time released a few retextures here and there....Never have I seen dedication to a single ooold game like this..and I've been a part of nearly a dozen or so communities..I was modding A2 when I was in HS iin like 1999...Im 25 now so do the math..lol There is sort of a decline I'd say...somewhat in part because like what Freyr said..its summertime and I know sometimes I wanna be out on the beach instead of sitting on the computer..but as long as Yacuzza and Achilles and the FLOPS, and Ash, and all the others continue pressing on..Armada will never die. IMO the Armada2Patch Project is the greatest thing to come along since sliced bread. It has opened up the opportunities like none before..it will help this game live on for years to come. Ive seen mods and go..but these guys have staying power. Ash has been putting his mod together for almost as long as I have Id say LOLOL whats its like? 3 years or something now. Work goes slow..sometimes you just don't feel like doing anything on a particular day and it sets you behind...soOoOo..declining? probably yes..but it will pick up...Dead??? Certainly not..not even close..the day this site and AFC and FLOPS close down is the day that Armada will be officially dead...but i don't see that happening anytime soon...and even then if that happens.....well..the game will still live on because individuals will still play the game...and set up forums for people to talk Trek and Armada...okay ..sermon over LOLOL

 #14 - Posted by: theStarfleetKid (Staff) on 07-15-2008 at 05:48

"whoever wrote this poll is inherently pesamistic" Yeah, and don't you forget it. :lol: The reason I came up with this poll was, actually, so that when I have someone who starts griping and moaning about how "I don't need A2 anymore, the community's dead anyway!", then I can toss 'em a link to this very poll and say "read this and shut the hell up". It's rather unfortunate that anyone who is or once was part of this community would fail to see its continued growth and consistent level of modding activity, I know. But there are those who insist that the A2 community is no longer any place they want to be, and it's to their side of the opinion split that I want to present this poll. :cool:

 #15 - Posted by: dan1025 (Member) on 07-15-2008 at 07:26

The fact that anyone voted or commented on this poll proves the community is still alive, which after all this time is nothing short of miraculous, and is a huge credit to every member of this community. I stumbled onto this site a few years ago, and I was stunned to see what could be done with a game somewhat lacking in high quality stock material, after I learned how to install the various types of mod I started to mod my own game. After I while I decided to try my hand at releasing something. I feel as though I should give something back to the community that has given me so much already :) As it's been said, there are newer games where the modding community has either died or is practically dead, while this one still has several active sites and mods being worked on, so is the community dead? Absolutley not! As long as there is a mod being worked on, or a member posting on any A2 forum, then this community is still alive, as I hope it will be for a long time to come.

 #16 - Posted by: Freyr (Staff) on 07-15-2008 at 07:29

If you look back over the last 5 years the activity on the site has actually increased as time goes on, counter to what you'd expect. Ironically, every one of these "is the community dead yet" polls actually gets more people saying "NO!!" than its predecessor.

 #17 - Posted by: orc5me (Member) on 07-15-2008 at 10:02

I don't think so.

 #18 - being honest........... - Posted by: IKS_Yo_Mama (Staff) on 07-15-2008 at 12:35

NO!! not in the slightest

 #19 - Posted by: k_merse (Member) on 07-15-2008 at 14:37

I'd like to read the opinion of people who voted "yes" :)

 #20 - Posted by: CanadianBorg (Member) on 07-15-2008 at 15:16

The A2 community isn't dead yet, and the recent streak of new ships, for both A1 and A2, proves that. I'm also working on my own mod (which is my first by the way), but I'm stuck because ms3d won't load the asteroid sods. Anyone got a spare asteroid ms3d I could borrow? Sincerely, CanadianBorg P.S. Resistance is futile, eh?

 #21 - Posted by: WerdBorg (Member) on 07-15-2008 at 23:04

The only reason why A2 filefront would be dead would be because of a logistical problem-AKA there are no more A2 disks left anywhere in the world. You know I had to search for 6 months to find an A2 disk here in the UK and when I found it the disk had a huge crack (Still worked thoungh but very delicately handled). I'd bet if A2 was re-released this site would become even more active.

 #22 - Posted by: Freyr (Staff) on 07-17-2008 at 02:19

Nah, that wouldn't finish us. If this site gets shut down it will be because There are:- * No more new files * No more mods in progress, so no more news * No new POTD's submitted, so there is no new content on the site. Until that happens, we should still be good.

 #23 - Posted by: CanadianBorg (Member) on 07-17-2008 at 04:30

In response to WerdBorg, There are still several sites that allow you to download games legally. So even if every A2 disc in the world was destroyed, there would still be guys like me playing and modding. -CanadianBorg P.S. Resistance is futile

 #24 - Posted by: AdmarilRyan (Member) on 07-19-2008 at 05:18

WerdBorg, careful with that disk, my A2 disk had a small crack in it, it was fine for a while until one day my PC made a noise like a cannon going off. The disk exploded in the DVD drive, meaning no more A2 disk and a new DVD writer was needed. How can anyone say A2 is dead if you look at the latest file released by Jetfreak.

 #25 - Posted by: WerdBorg (Member) on 07-19-2008 at 06:02

Don't worry, I bought a new disk that comes from that 4 in 1 pack. Your disk drive blew from a small crack-mine had a crack at least an inch long and it still worked great on either of my PC's. I only keep it now as a back-up!!!!!;)

 #26 - no - Posted by: Darth_Blitzer (Member) on 07-20-2008 at 16:57

i'm newer to this site and have just been downloading stuff for the past 6 months or so but it never seems i'm short on anything to download as there seems to be too many downloads so at least to me, it doesn't seem dead

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