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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:53 pm 

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The purpose of this forum is to provide a place where shmuppers can share their shmup knowledge and experience in an organized manner. All threads in this section must come under one of the following headings: RQ, GD, ST, SD.

Request for Information (RQ)

This is a specific request for information (or plea for help). Hypothetical posts of this kind might look like "RQ: How to beat Daioh final boss?", or "RQ: How to access extra ships in Bakraid?". With any luck, a kind shmupping soul will come along and put an end to your misery. :wink:

General Discussion (GD)

A GD allows for a more informal exchange of strategy-related ideas about a shmup, or a particular aspect of that shmup. So for example, someone may post a topic called "GD: Dragon Blaze Boss Strategies", containing some relevant contribution about that subject to begin the discussion, and then all are welcome to share their insights and discuss that information at greater length.

Shmup Treatise (ST)

All our expert shmuppers are invited and encouraged to write a ST for their favourite game(s). A ST should thoroughly document the essential elements of a game, including its basic mechanics (ship/character selection, weapon system etc.), the mechanics of scoring, the mechanics of rank (if applicable), and a treatment of the stages and bosses.

Strategy Demonstration (SD)

A SD should illustrate in detail how to achieve a specific objective (e.g. overcoming a level or boss, scoring a certain amount of points, etc.). This can be done via text, pictures, diagrams, or video. There is of course no reason why this kind of material cannot also be included in a ST.



In Mode7's absence, this is a first stab at recreating his guidelines for the strategy section. If anyone has any suggestions for how this document can be improved, please post them and I will make the necessary modifications.

<rearranged the post and changed the thread title from "STRATEGY SECTION EXPLAINED" to "STRATEGY SECTION GUIDELINES" -inc.>

Last edited by Bydobasher on Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:41 pm 

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good work bydobasher, thanks. :)

Also, you should PM a mod to make this a STICKY. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:59 pm 

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New rules for the strategy section!

When posting a strategy guide here, you agree that having posted it here, you're happy for it to stay as part of the forum content, and that it can be restored from backups if required.

If you wish to host guides on your own site, feel free, but tag the name of your site on the subject line, for example:

ST: Massive Lasers Of Death [somesite]

Taking and verbatim reproduction of external resources is not allowed, unless the owner gives permission. If so, they agree that as above, the content becomes a part of the strategy archive for all time.
System11's random blog, with things - and stuff!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:41 pm 

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Seeing you crazy bastards still keeping the faith just warms the cockles of my heart.

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