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Posted Oct 31, '10 at 10:25pm

samy

samy

4,338 posts

Basically if someone writes a walk through for a game in the forums they would have the ability to "tag" the game thus linking it to the game causing it to appear in a "related forum" box under the game.

 

Posted Oct 31, '10 at 10:43pm

IcyIndia

IcyIndia

545 posts

I think this is a good idea. Maybe have a heading saying Walkthrough
or something different if it wasn't a walkthrough.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 2:18am

Cenere

Cenere

12,941 posts

Knight

This is actually a very good idea. Not only for walkthroughs, but also for discussions. Half the time no one knows where to put such discussions (for some reason the walkthrough section seems to get most of them), and there will be a lot of duplicates. This way it would be easier to point out where to go for the general discussion and for the walkthrough, and easier to locate the dups.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 3:08am

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

We've looked at having walkthroughs and reviews written right on the game play page itself, and not in the forums. While I like the idea of cross-linking between the two, we probably want to avoid having redundant places to find information.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 6:41pm

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

8,764 posts

Moderator

Ahm, call me stupid, but isn't a walkthrough link already clearly implemented on the game page next to the game developer's name? 0_o
And are the comment sections underneath the game on the right side not intended for writing reviews about the games? 0_o

Have I been doing it all wrong all along then?! :P

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 7:53pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

MrDayCee, Samy is asking for a place where users can write additional walk-throughs, not the "official" walk-through provided by AG or the game developer.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 8:14pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,206 posts

Moderator

I'm kinda likin' the thought of doing it the GameFAQs way. Rather than post walkthroughs on a thread, they would post walkthoughs where the game itself would be. So when you click on a game and see "GAME WALKTHROUGHS", you would click on that and be brought up the walkthroughs either made by the developer, by the users, or both (the official one can have an indicator or something). You could maybe go even further as to rate how useful the walkthrough is and point out if it's missing any info.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 8:33pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Well, I'd hesitate to let users post on what they think is missing in a walk-through -- only a game developer could write a comprehensive end-to-end game walk-through.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 8:46pm

samy

samy

4,338 posts

While I like the idea of cross-linking between the two, we probably want to avoid having redundant places to find information.

I understand that but couldn't we still have only one thread but two different links (one on the game one in the forums themselves). Also as Cen said it would be awesome if all things pertaining to the game could be linked to it.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 10:24pm

IcyIndia

IcyIndia

545 posts

We've looked at having walkthroughs and reviews written right on the game play page itself, and not in the forums.

If you used this, you would probably have to have a show/hide button so it didn't take up too much space.

 
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