Dragon Fogel wrote:I feel like that's not an issue until we see how many people we can get who want to finish their levels. If there's just one or two, then it's not that big a deal to just put them in the regular bonus world. If it's more like eight or something, then we look at a bonus world.
If we get significantly more than that, we could look at just a small separate episode with the "finished/refurbished" levels that warrant it.
So uh yeah about this. I kinda had a discussion (read: one-sided rambling session) about the matter in skypehaus, and it occurred to me that what I am proposing is in essence a world of what Sniggerb0bble asked if he could do like four months ago, at which time the consensus was that remakes and redesigns of the original levels didn't really 'belong' in the game since the entire point of the reused names was to reinterpret them into new and different levels from the originals.
I stand by that statement, and thinking about it in that way it does
seem decidedly against the spirit of the project. But I still wanna have a space for this sort of thing.
So the idea I came up with - which I may have mentioned as an option in my original post actually it was a while ago and I forget - is, assuming we have enough interested parties, to include the finished/redesigned levels in a save bonus world sort of thing accessible if you have a save from MaGL X2 (and maybe MaGL X1 for those levels if we get the Lua shenanigans working with that). This way the world of remakes comes across as distinctly 'Not Really Part of the Game Per Se' as a neat little bonus zone rather than feeling out-of-place in the actual 'game' game somewhere, we have a lot more freedom with what we can allow in there since we no longer have to worry about if it's new and fresh level content (so Sniggerb0bble could indeed do the tightened-up redesign he wanted to do back then, for instance), and we don't end up having two postgames or something weird like that.
Also, I don't think I specifically said this, but I've been thinking the best way to handle the Zebraspace levels might be to just hold off on doing anything with them until we have the rest mostly done. Then I'll make a thread with the MAGL 1 and 2 names, people claim them, and we work out which worlds they go in once they're done. Seems easier than trying to guess how many worlds are going to need Zebraspace levels before we know how many levels we're ending up with.
That'd probably be the way to go, yeah.