We decided to changes the rules to obtain a project sub-forum. From now on, anyone can apply to get one. The admin team will analyze the hack developed and judge if it deserves its own space. Here are some guidelines to max out your chances of getting one:
1) The Project must be developed enough to have things to show and must be at least in semi-public active development. Meaning secret projects at 90% or a hack that has been started a week ago will most likely not meet one of these criteria, neither if you ask for a sub-forum after your first post.
2) The hack must have a significant amount of new content in one or more of those categories: graphics, events, AI Scripts, music, ASM changes. Using an existing patch or a Record Keeper sprite does not count as new content. I think this is our definition of a complete hack. Dialogues and other stats editable in FF3usME are excluded for the reason they are usually changed in every hack that exist .
3) The hack creator must have the intention of adding content threads to his forums. This includes but is not limited to Q&A, roster, story, statistics, background information, credits, sprite showcase threads.
If you want your own sub-forum, send us a hack demo and/or video trailer and/or text explaining your changes or just a message if you think we know already enough about the project. You can send your submission via pm to @Madsiur, @Gi Nattak or @JamesWhite89. You can also send it to themadsiur(a)gmail.com.
Note 1: We reserve the right to remove or close your sub-forum after a very very long inactivity, official project giving up or if we judge the project no longer meet most of the criteria mentioned above (the situation needs to be really bad to reach that point). On project completion or after a first official release (usually 1.0, beta release(s) excluded), forum will remain open forever.
Note 2: We reserve the right to be more flexible on the guidelines mentioned above. These are guidelines, not strict rules but meeting them overall will assure you of getting a sub-forum.
Note 3: Lockirby's sub-forum has been created with the old guidelines in place, it is staying even though it does not meet the current criteria.