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[INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Viking Mark » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:44 pm

Hey YoFans,

It’s Viking Mark again! In an effort to continue to provide our most engaged and supportive YoFans with an inside look into what we do here at Big Viking Games, I’ve written another post (with hopefully more to come in the future)!

This time I want to share with you all a couple of cool ideas we’ve cooked up to help improve how we plan and deliver themes with your help! Here are a couple of things we’ve got in store for our upcoming Theme Survey, which should be ready for you all in the coming weeks!

  • Improved Theme Execution: not only have we created a new theme suggestion thread (https://forums.yoworld.com/viewtopic.php?t=187075) but we’ve made it a part of weekly routine to check it for new and exciting ideas. We actually plan on using the names and IDs of players who submitted the ideas and to use the images they provided when possible. Once we’ve got that list of themes internally validated/approved by our Marketing, Content, Community, Art and Production Teams, Theme Planners will be responsible for selecting the source images and writing the theme descriptions that you see in the survey itself (as opposed to Marketing doing it as surveys fall under their realm of responsibility). We hope this will vastly improve our ability to take the theme ideas we show you in the survey and turn them into a theme that is a close representation of those ideas in YoWorld-form.
  • More Transparency on Survey Results: moving forward, we will be posting a high-level overview of the survey results for each theme survey, so players have a better understanding of which themes received the most support and what they can expect to come down the pipeline in the coming months!
  • Better Player Participation in the Theme Planning Process: before a Theme Planner actually begins creating the actual content of the theme (i.e. the home, the outfits, the decor items etc.), we will be posting a Theme Brainstorm Thread specific to that theme. We hope this will allow YoFans to share with us their ideas for what items should be part of each theme. Not every suggestion will make it into the theme, but we hope you can take your amazing ideas and use them to create a theme that is filled with items you wanted to see and is more aligned with what you expect to see in the finished product! We know how talented our YoFans are, and we want to make the most out of that creativity and passion for YoWorld!

As I said in my previous post (https://forums.yoworld.com/viewtopic.php?t=186139) we are constantly looking for ways to improve how we plan and execute on themes. I know many YoFans think we don’t consider their feedback, but we genuinely try our best to. I hope you’ll see this as a step in the right direction, the first of many I think! Keep an eye out for these improvements in the coming weeks.

Thanks everyone for reading the post. Feel free to post your questions, comments, or suggestions here and I’ll do my best to respond and track feedback. You all rule!
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby MsPhantom (129173078) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:48 pm

This is amazing! :D
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Leeum (130695460) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:57 pm

Thank you for this :)
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby ijOjO uK (109723058) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:01 pm

Now this reads like music to my Yo ears!!

Thank you Viking Mark, for this new approach. It should definitely make a lot of YOs happy :thumbsup: :hug:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Moon Maiden (144063105) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:02 pm

Very nice! thank you
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby xX MijouXx (154845093) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:28 pm

Ty :) :thumbsup:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby LisaTM (10095126) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:31 pm

:thumbsup: Thank you!

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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby KenJeyz (185864839) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:32 pm

I love this thread :love:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby PinkSnowDrop (115645703) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:32 pm

The brainstorming thread sounds like a really good idea. Thanks for keeping us updated :hug:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby JulieHootieScraps (108384802) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:36 pm

Yay ty!
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby May (110044468) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:10 pm

Thank you :thumbsup:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Queen Mata (13429328) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:41 pm

Looking forward to it! :thumbsup:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:18 pm

Thank you for letting us know! I hope this theme (LA2018) has some good fish both for the background and the foreground. (Animated fish I mean.)
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Rain (110294179) » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:40 pm

Sounds like a plan. :thumbsup:

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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby ELFTexanCowgirl (103681266) » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:08 am

Meh, not many people's opinion on what they want matters :sad: But glad for those who this works for :thumbsup:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby judy (220800) » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:39 am

cool will look forward to this :)
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Denna (10205906) » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:46 am

I like this! :thumbsup:

Thank you very much :heart:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Miss TiFied (8432514) » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:56 am

Love this idea! :thumbsup:

We all want the same thing, and that's for you guys to create great stuff that sells LOADS! :D

Bring it on! :party: :love:
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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby Queenie (108874167) » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:43 am

Sorry to be a party pooper, this sounds good in "theory" but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

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Re: [INFO] Upcoming Theme Planning Improvements

Postby xNVx2hot (129595882) » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:51 am

Queenie (108874167) wrote:Sorry to be a party pooper, this sounds good in "theory" but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

I agree with you Queenie, it's a step forward maybe but that still doesn't mean the Quality and Quantity will improve which is my biggest problem with yo.


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