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  • Audition Council Update (January 2014)

    Happy New Year, Auditioners! We hope you had a good time during the New Year celebration with your loved ones. Now, we will sum up everything as well as talk about any discussion that we’ve had within our team.


    News
    Since our last update, we have new additions to the team: CM Cuppycake, Dre (notDre), Yuna(Sora), Slinder, Alej (Exhausted), and Kim(Kimoh). However, notDre decided to resign recently. We would also like to thank everyone for their interest in joining the Council team!

    We would also like to apologize for the delay in the update. We actually had a draft of a vlog, but we eventually decided that we are not going to do vlogs anymore. And since we are back as a team now, we will try to do our best to update you as often as possible.

    Current Community Agents:
    Kevin/tr848
    Alej/Exhausted
    Kim/Kimoh
    Leebyn
    Slinder
    Yuna/Sora
    Tamai

    We hope that you guys enjoyed the event server that was able to be extended until January 7th!! Thank you, CM Cuppycake!


    Technical Updates
    [Indefinite Items] Before Jackeh left, he created a poll, asking which items that you would like to see indefinite, which was managed by Fae and PandaPudding. The list was passed to both SiouXsie and Harmonix (CM at that time). However, since there was no news about that, around June or July 2013, Fae followed up with SiouXsie, and ta daahhh ~ SiouXsie managed to make a deal with the Devs to bring the indef option for all items in the game. Thank you, SiouXsie!

    Since the indefinite items are manually added, it will take time for them to be added. Also, note that new items will not be able to be purchased indefinitely for the first few months after they are added, but eventually, they will be!! Thank you to the GMs for their hard work to make this possible as well!!

    Current Indefinite Items: 4,629 (The complete list is here: http://pastebin.com/XuibfR3c)

    [Gifting] We can't say much about this for now, but there is a slight development on our discussion about this. The idea is going to be passed on to the higher ups, and we hope to hear back from them. We have read on feedback & suggestion threads that because we have the PIN system, gifting should be implemented. However, the reason why Harmonix and Dozens were against it was because of account sharing, and the PIN system does not help in preventing account sharing (as once you share your password, you will have to share your pin as well) and it has been stated that PIN system for mall only, will not be possible.

    We will try to push gifting and negotiate with them.

    [Tokens] Even though this is not our main priority at the moment, we will keep following up!

    [Premium Songs] We have followed up with the GM team, but they haven't heard anything from the higher ups as well. We apologize for the inconvenience

    [Beats Clothing] We've followed up on this and the Dev said at this time, we have gotten all the beats items that we are supposed to get.

    Some notable bugs and glitches as of 1/9/13:
    - The Gift Box does not work for some people.
    - x2 EXP cards sometimes disappear from your inventory, even after purchasing them.
    - There are some glitched items that can be won by chance (i.e. from Coin Collect or the Gift Box) that cause you to disconnect when you try to view them in the mall.

    The developers are working on fixing these issues.

    Full list of bugs/glitches please see: Current Bugs Thread


    Music Report
    Yuna was the first to mention about music, but Dre (notDre) brought it to the next step. We would like to thank her for her contribution. Her task on getting music is being continued by mostly all of the team now but we would like to recognize Slinder and Leebyn for pushing and educating us on the subject.

    Now, if you would like to help Redbana in getting new songs, feel free to reach out to any artists but please remember the following:

    Originally posted by Leebyn View Post
    Just a few additions to your guidelines, Dre:

    We might be able to accommodate decimal bpms.

    The most important thing is to have a constant bpm. Also, don't pick songs with like 3/4 or 6/8 time signature, and try to avoid 12/8 because those will suck to play in BU/BB/possibly One Two.

    SiouXsie says they're looking for a minimum song length of 3:00 so they have wiggle room for edits.

    And just as a pointer - if you search for songs with the CC BY (not CC BY NC) license, those will have a pretty good chance because the artist has allowed them to be used for even commercial purposes as long as they are credited. We would just need the artist to give Redbana the final word.
    Originally posted by Leebyn View Post
    Many artists will use a Creative Commons license for their work. Take a look at Dre's link or the Creative Commons site. There are six options for them - From least to most restrictive: CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC-ND. The first three allow the work to be used commercially, like for Audition.

    For the ones who don't have one of those specific Creative Commons license listed, they would have to make specific arrangements with Redbana (so it's not totally out of the question, just some extra steps/asking/digging)

    These are just precautions so no one violates copyright laws.
    Once the artists have agreed to your request (or if they require more information), they are free to contact SiouXsie at siouxsieredbana@gmail.com for further steps (such as agreements).

    We are very happy that many of you have shown enthusiasm in helping Redbana to get new songs. The more people helping, the better! <3


    Events
    [Music Maestro]
    We hope you had fun guessing songs in our Music Maestro event, even with the untimely forum downtime. You guys surprised us with how easily you were able to identify the songs, especially since we did a trial run, and the ones we thought were hard were sometimes the ones you got right away.

    [Snowflake Race]
    Our Snowflake Race event started out bumpy, but for the most part, it went well. Thank you to everyone who participated and tested their winter and holiday trivia skills (or their fast Googling skills)! The prizes should be distributed soon.


    Other Discussions
    [Communication - Improvement]
    In an effort to improve communication, we started our council tumblr (http://redbanacouncil.tumblr.com). You can ask questions anonymously, and browse answered questions.
    Additionally, with this update, we would like to announce our new Council Chat. Periodically, we will announce public discussions that anyone can attend. At least one GM and/or our community manager will be in attendance, as well as a few CAs. Come chat with us at http://bit.ly/councilchat!

    [Future Events]
    We’re already planning our next event (jump-started by Sly). Stay tuned. As with our latest event, we will hopefully be able to give away some more in-game prizes, in addition to our typical forum prizes.

    [Home Premium Mark]
    Typically, the developers just let the GMs know what’s going to be added, and that’s it. However, they’ve asked if it would be possible to change whatever update schedule they’ve been following to add Home Premium Mark sooner.

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    Note: I'm just the one who posted. This report is the combination of multiple CAs' efforts.
    Last edited by tr848; 01-14-2014, 06:07 PM.
    I'm no longer a community agent.

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    • #3
      So what are we (the community) expecting this year (2014) from this council

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GuardianAngel View Post
        So what are we (the community) expecting this year (2014) from this council
        Like always, we'll keep working with the GMs, and especially with our new community manager, to try to improve the game and to help you guys with whatever you need.

        You've made yourselves abundantly clear about what you want, and what you don't want.
        Last edited by tr848; 01-10-2014, 05:45 PM.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by tr848 View Post
          Like always, we'll keep working with the GMs, and especially with our new community manager, to try to improve the game and to help you guys with whatever you need.

          You've made yourselves abundantly clear about what you want, and what you don't want.
          Lol true

          Thanks for the update about future things
          TNT

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Leah View Post
            Lol true

            Thanks for the update about future things
            ^ Yes, yes. Thanks for updating us

            Made by Deathberry

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            • #7
              So all items will be indefinite eventually..but how far from now 2-3 years? Can we get a time frame when this will be done?
              "Gotta brand new piercing, brand new tat, $95 dollars for this weave plus tax. Baow!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Solange View Post
                So all items will be indefinite eventually..but how far from now 2-3 years? Can we get a time frame when this will be done?
                I don't believe there really is a time frame of when all the items will be indefinite.
                Especially since the new items added each patch won't be made indefinite until about 1 -2 months later.
                As for the general mall (all the older stuff), again, there is no say .
                Sly - LvL 53 Headliner
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Slinder View Post
                  I don't believe there really is a time frame of when all the items will be indefinite.
                  Especially since the new items added each patch won't be made indefinite until about 1 -2 months later.
                  As for the general mall (all the older stuff), again, there is no say .
                  Just don't get your hopes up and think it's soon. They take a long time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tr848 View Post
                      Additionally, with this update, we would like to announce our new Council Chat. Periodically, we will announce public discussions that anyone can attend. At least one GM and/or our community manager will be in attendance, as well as a few CAs. Come chat with us at http://bit.ly/councilchat!
                      We will have our inaugural council chat meeting tonight at 9:00pm EST (6:00pm PST). We'll be there to answer any questions you have and to discuss anything you would like to discuss.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tr848 View Post
                        We will have our inaugural council chat meeting tonight at 9:00pm EST (6:00pm PST). We'll be there to answer any questions you have and to discuss anything you would like to discuss.
                        d-d-d-double post. We're doing this now!
                        >>> http://bit.ly/councilchat <<<

                        SiouXsie has also decided to grace us with her presence. Come say hi.
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