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stugumby
01-27-2006, 10:12 AM
yes exactly so, so I'm currently unable to concentrate and finish anything, got so peeved off that i deleted all my works in chaos/progress. Does any of you have similar frustrated missions that you can send me so i can plow back into the building mood. For some reason i get mad at my own unfinished projects, maybe i can be of use finishing/collaborating with some other builders.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/2.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/goteachother.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/brokehisgear.jpg

stugumby
01-27-2006, 10:12 AM
yes exactly so, so I'm currently unable to concentrate and finish anything, got so peeved off that i deleted all my works in chaos/progress. Does any of you have similar frustrated missions that you can send me so i can plow back into the building mood. For some reason i get mad at my own unfinished projects, maybe i can be of use finishing/collaborating with some other builders.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/2.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/goteachother.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/brokehisgear.jpg

Saunders1953
01-27-2006, 10:44 AM
Oh man, that's a bummer. I have a every one of your campaigns/missions, and though I haven't gotten to them all, I like the missions I've flown so far. Sorry to here you trashed your WIP's. Maybe an anger management class is in order? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I have a similar problem, but it causes less permanent damage. I have a number of "Quick Attack Packs" like the one I put up on FL covering different fronts/areas--Rabaul, Singapore, Philippines, etc., that are about 50%-75% done, but can never muster up the initiative to finish them--adding a few objects or tweaking flights or, my biggest procrastination producer, writing up the descriptions. I don't know why that is such a headache, probably because I key so slow, but it is a deal breaker, so to speak.

Stugumby, next time you feel like deleting it all, put them in zip files and send them to nme. I'll hold on to them and send them back when you cool off. I'll look for some projects/misions that I'm not likely to finish in our lifetime, and if I find some good ones, I'll send them to you to twiddle with. One thing you are not, is a procrastinator. For a while there, you were a veritable mission machine! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

lowfighter
01-27-2006, 11:25 AM
You can have all of mine, all unfinished http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

shotdownski
01-27-2006, 12:03 PM
I can relate. I make great progress doing the historical research, outlining the campaign, and putting together the initial missions, then I get bogged down tweeking the missions, incorporating clever ideas (that I learn from others or come to on my own), and editing the mission briefs, etc.

One of these days I'll complete a campaign to my satisfaction and distribute for your collective comments.

Dunkelgrun
01-27-2006, 03:29 PM
Haha, the campaigns that I've started and not finished http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif.

Saunders, you'll be pleased to hear that I've gone back to the one that I made the 'special' map for. Going to do a bit of pre-release advertising sometime soon, although I've a long way to go to complete it.

Cheers!

Saunders1953
01-27-2006, 03:47 PM
Hey, good news Dunkelgrun! Can't wait for it!

Danschnell
01-27-2006, 07:09 PM
Do what I did with the Pearl Harbour missions. Choose a time when you're not at work and research and mission build without sleep for 6 days straight and just don't quit till its done. It gives you a sense of urgency and relentlessness.

Dunkelgrun
01-28-2006, 04:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Danschnell:
Do what I did with the Pearl Harbour missions. Choose a time when you're not at work and research and mission build without sleep for 6 days straight and just don't quit till its done. It gives you a sense of urgency and relentlessness. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Blimey! Against Overwhelming Odds took me a year in research, and I've just spent a whole day researching aircraft strengths and dispositions for my latest effort. Not even started on the ground units yet, apart from making the map template (that was another lengthy effort of several weeks). The front lines alone are going to take a few more days reading. I've got loads of spare time atm as well!

Plus I need my sleep! Oh, and there's this woman living in this house that always seems to want something done... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers!

Danschnell
01-28-2006, 08:31 AM
Yeah I actually probably should've spent a couple of weeks not one week. I keep finding out about things I didn't include, like all the ground .50s next to all the PBYs that tried to fire from their planes then removed them to ground mountings.

Then again, I already included so much it can't take any more anyway.

VW-IceFire
01-30-2006, 09:29 PM
Always give yourself some time to work on things...and always try and set a smaller more realistic goal.

I once set out to create an uber long mega campaign and ended up frusterated at mission 3. So I learned my lesson...some campaigns are only 7 missions long. Some are 12 some are 15....but not much more than that. Work on a small definable goal and do it...test it, spell check it, and put it out the door and see what happens.

ShilkaLive
01-31-2006, 06:29 AM
I know the feeling http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Currently I've got like 18 coops that are all at 80-95% finished. Especially writing briefings is my achillesheel.

But at least I finally learned myself to make a maptemplate first so I can make a small series of coops on the same map. Saves a lot of work. Also for each mission I first start adding target areas on the template map, then add planes in the mission file. That way after making 2-6 coops/missions you also end up with a nice template map with filled in airfields, harbours, stations and some generic traffic like trains, ships, convoy's etc.