Welcome Arikel, Lien, Meway
to Graphics Development Leadership Team.
To get started we are using the following tagging system:
Please use the following tags in thread subjects in this forum:
[REQ] - Request topic
[CPT] - Concept topic
[WIP] - Work In Progress topic
[WIP] > [FND] - Finished project - ready for [RC] phase
[RC] - Release Candidate topic
[RC] > [GIT] - RC content already on git ([SVN] can be kept for old projects)
[DIS] - Discussion Topic
[OBSOLETE] - Thread has been superseded by another. Please link to the new thread in a new post at the end.
This applies to all threads under Graphics Development. Please let developers or artists start Release Candidate topics.
Edit 2008-12-03: Added [OBSOLETE] tag and clarified [RC] creation
Edit 2008-12-28: Added [GIT] tag to replace [SVN]
Artists can typically mark their work [WIP] and [FND]. Content developers can make [REQ]s to meet certain content goals (monster drops, quest items, completing a set of armor etc.). Anyone can start a [DIS] tag, which should be graphics development related. What the team does is encourage artists to meet art guidelines and reach a state where the artist believes they are done, [FND], check for all item icons, animation frames and xml, requests their topic to be marked as [RC]. When the art is in the gitorious repository mainline, the art topic will be marked [RC]>[GIT].
If this system is confusing, we can work on the method more. As for guidelines, the present ones do have many ideal directions, though we are taking definite stands which are against the guidelines, such as moving forward with the player set, its equipment, monsters related to player-set art and some monsters which simply have a different perspective than the guidelines define. If there is a disagreement on if something should be marked a certain tag, we'll handle discussion on a private forum about it.