Before the situation continues, I'd like to remind everyone that this forum is for 'writings in progress' or 'completed scripts', not for scripting requests; I let it slide the first couple times, but now it seems it might be a growing problem. *Rather than banning such behavior, I will simply make it so that you can only post a scripting request if you're serious about it.
The idea behind this is not to encourage people to buy/sell scripts -- the idea is to encourage people to do more of the legwork themselves by assigning an often unthinkable price tag to scripts which run on a free engine to a free game, and if they're unwilling to do any legwork, they will have to place substantial material value on the time that others invest in writing scripts they were too lazy to write themselves.
The philosophy behind these guidelines is simple: do not, under any circumstances, attempt to take advantage of the generosity of the members here. I will not tolerate it.
These are the guidelines:
- Describe, in excrutiating detail, what it is you want it to do
- Name a reasonable price for your script, based on difficulty and time expected to complete
For "reasonable price," use the Mr. Accessory as a baseline. *For every hour (rounded up) you think a script might take to write for a scripting newbie, a reasonable price might be anywhere between one and ten Mr. Accessories. *(In other words, the minimum price for any script request is 1 Mr. Accessory.)
If you think that's too expensive, either find someone else who's also interested in your idea and wishes to pool resources, or transform your idea into a real work in progress by doing most of the legwork yourself to make it a legitimate post in this forum.
Last edited by lostcalpolydude; 03-13-2013 at 09:25 PM.