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Tynan

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« on: December 05, 2019, 09:47:51 AM »

The ideas board is a place for players to discuss ideas for the game with each other. Modders can also use it as a source of ideas.

For legal reasons, Ludeon developers won't be reviewing this forum or any of the threads in it (or any game development suggestions/ideas posted or sent by any other means). I haven't had time to look at the forum for many years anyway, and unfortunately, there is too much risk that someone could try to claim ownership of an idea that we implemented because they happened to have sent/posted something similar here. It wouldn't be a valid claim, but people can still file invalid lawsuits, and I really don't need the trouble. Combined with the fact that many of the ideas for this game are fairly obvious (thus people often suggest things we were planning to do anyway), and it seems too legally risky. I'm sorry it had to be this way, but I hope players can still enjoy the forum together.
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Re: About this board
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2019, 10:58:47 AM »

Could we have a board with "we give all rights for the idea in RimWorld to Ludeon Studios if they want it" as a place for suggestions for you all?  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2019, 11:30:01 AM »

Could we have a board with "we give all rights for the idea in RimWorld to Ludeon Studios if they want it" as a place for suggestions for you all?  ;D

That's already part of the RimWorld EULA (and it's not even necessary anyway). But unfortunately no matter how strong our actual legal ground is, frivolous lawsuits are still a thing so this is safer.

Don't worry, though - we have no shortage of ideas in-house. Never have.
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Re: About this board
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2019, 05:35:38 AM »

Disappointing to read to be honest, that all the big, small and "cheap" ideas people have suggested have been ignored.

How about turning those nasty bugs into lawyers?
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Re: About this board
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 05:25:08 AM »

I understand. Right now this board is mostly for ideas for modders for the game and in cheap suggestions. Kinda sad to see Cheap ideas go away... :(
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 08:31:58 AM »

First off, this is as sad as it is understandable.

Secondly, you should probably parrot this in the extremely popular Your Cheapest Ideas thread that has gotten 400 pages of ideas over the past 6 years that you specifically requested.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 07:54:27 PM »

I'm not sure if you're talking to me or Tynan @5thHorseman... I think i could salvage some of my cheap ideas and turn them some of it into a reality for the rims as a mod, though some require C# than pure XML...

I haven't been active in here, since there's not much else going on around the forums outside in the mods forums. Mostly i lurk around in Ludeon forums and still chat, but not much and have ran around elsewhere that is still rimworld related. But i'm glad to take some of the small Ideas i had and bring it into life into some mods in the rims...

Thanks. :D
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2019, 12:55:12 AM »

I'm not sure if you're talking to me or Tynan @5thHorseman...

I was talking to Tynan, I usually reply or @ someone when I'm talking to them specifically (and am addressing the OP otherwise) and IIRC I had only read the first post when I replied. I just now see how we both talk about the "Cheapest Ideas" thread :)

And while I'll also be sad to see its demise, I still feel it should be made official lest people continue to post them thinking they're - as the first post states - making their ideas more likely to be in the game instead of - as this thread says - not even going to be looked at.
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Re: About this board
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2019, 08:22:27 AM »

I've updated the cheapest ideas thread OP.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2020, 11:08:51 AM »


So how can we pass the ideas on to the developers? Can I sign a second contract beyond the EULA? You can no longer give ideas (I joined the forum a few days ago for this reason, even if I only find out now that it is no longer possible), over all my ideas are useless or meaningless, but some may be cast gold
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