WRTL Newsletter #2 - July 2014

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WRTL Newsletter #2 - July 2014

Post by rabid squirrel on Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:42 am

Remember how I did one of these and it died? WELL IT'S BACK BOSHES. Monthly. Come at me.

July 2014

Site News
    CHANGE CAME!
  • The sections! They are fewer! Archived sections include Bare Tracks and Green Room, which were merged into the new “Line Rider Tracks” section, Non-Conformist Zone, which was moved into the now-renamed “Previews, Tidbits, and Oddballs” section, Hello/Goodbye, which was replaced by a sticky thread in WRTL Center, Feedback, which was merged with WRTL Center, Poll of the Day, which was archived and discontinued, Contests and Battles and Clans, which were merged into Engaged Riding, Recording Center and Tips and Tutorials, which were merged into the Help Center, and Announcements, which was archived hence why I am posting this in the WRTL Center. ALL of these sections can be found in the archives, and the remaining ones have been reordered and regrouped. It is our hope that this consolidation will lead to more activity and a simpler forum and more welcoming atmosphere for new members.
  • A dramatic change in ranks has taken place. The rank of LCC and Elite have both been retired, Retired Staff still have their PIPs but they no longer have a pink name and rank, and the Member PIP is gone. This has happened in conjunction with a lot of the other major changes on the site, and while we are all sad to see these ranks go, it is time for our smaller community to consolidate and that means getting rid of a lot of the exclusive stuff.
  • There is an amount of ongoing cleanup on the site happening. So far the portal chat has been fixed to be the correct stream chat, awards and join date have been removed from under your profile picture and we’ve added custom usertitles, forum section descriptions have been updated, a .sol archive thread has been created, the how to embed sticky has been updated, and track threads are now sorted by OP so we need not fear of bumping them anymore, and there is more to come.
  • If you’ve been around this community for a while, we would very much appreciate if you could write stuff about our retired staff in our Honoring Retired Staff sticky. Thanks!
Track Releases
  • Joy of Motion by Kramwood - Possibly Kramwood’s best track yet. If you don’t feel like watching the 20+ tracks he’s made since the last newsletter, at least consider watching this one. It is - of course - a mid-speed to highspeed quirk with lots of creativity.
  • this is LOVE by gaoyubao - A potato - or rather, a track with many, many different styles and references, that gaoyubao works together into a giant ADHD mass of style variance. Good music syncing, good versatility, and just plain good trackmaking.
  • Admiration by Kramwood - Not Kramwood’s usual style, this track starts with a compact-quirk space-recycling section, moves into an integration-heavy section, then a highspeed section, and finishes with a monument at the end.
  • Drift Away by Opal Rider - A smooth and creative manual short by Opal, who says it is “not quite” his last track.
  • Two WRTL Community Collaboration tracks - Co-Stars, a collab where every participant’s part lasted five seconds, and the (quite entertaining and unique) Two Rules Collab.
Engaged Riding
  • The WeRideTheLines Community Collaboration has launched! The LCC has been discontinued, archived and opened up for anyone to look through, and the WCC forum section has been created in its place, a collaboration center open to all members. Some projects have been posted there from unfinished LCC projects as well as other community projects such as the CSP, and you are encouraged to start a project or join a project! To celebrate the launch, two community tracks have been released (see above). Subscribe to the LCC/WCC YouTube channel if you haven’t already! (all WRTL community projects of the past are going to be uploaded over the next couple weeks so they can all be in one place instead of scattered across 10 different channels)
  • MOTW sections has been discontinued due to lack of activity. HOWEVER, the Featured Movies Discussion section has now been opened to all members to nominate and vote. Go nominate and vote on tracks!
  • LAOTW has also been discontinued, but there is a Line Art thread in Previews/Tidbits/Oddballs that we encourage you to post your line art in! (the WTF does Line Rider thread has also been moved to that section)
  • Epic Battle 3 was mostly a failure. However, we have been left with a lot of actually-pretty-good half finished tracks. Help us finish the EB3 tracks as part of the new WCC! The elites have about 30 seconds left of a music syncing track, the staff have about 65% of the track to scene, and the lcc need to tell us what their secret plan was so we can finish it, haha. Go to the WCC section to check this stuff out.
  • The Community Scenery Project is back, and in need of participants so we can scene Phunky! Go to the WCC section to check it out, and sign up while you’re there. If we get enough interest we hope to start another project.
  • efrazable has created the Hype Contest for the month of August. The goal is to overhype your track as much as possible, which should be great for boosting buzz on the site. Entries are due september 1, in the form of a preview thread, an image, or just a title. Find the contest in Engaged Riding.
Version DevelopmentUpcoming Stuff!
  • 11 months ago, I mentioned in the newsletter that two CSP tracks were on the cusp of completion. This is still true, and while they were stagnant for about 10 months they are once again moving toward completion. One of them is set to be the largest collaboration in the history of Line Rider. Expect a release of one or both soon!
  • A new section where we all can honor existing Line Rider Legends and nominate new ones is in the works. Launch expected soon.
  • More site cleanup is on the way, including a new organization sticky for the livestream, some changes to the portal, and tons more. Stay tuned.
  • Kramwood is undertaking Project Levitation.
  • Shotoku is scening The Well-Tempered Manual by gaoyubao.
  • Helios Pavonine is making a thing.
  • Chuggers is making a thing. Actually it looks like he’s making several things.
  • GhostY might be making a massive thing (as indicated in this thread)
  • If you have something you want to add to this list, PM me within the next week. If you have something you want to add to this list in next month’s newsletter, PM me after a week Smile
What happened in the last 10 months?


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Re: WRTL Newsletter #2 - July 2014

Post by gaoyubao on Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:09 am

typos:
Change came! - first bullet point, towards the end. "remianing"
Other people made tracks - Valence 2 isn't bolded
Upcoming stuff - third bullet point "os on"
Manual Only Contest - "Othruss"
Otherwise, as usual, really brilliant excellent job on the massive undertaking of a newsletter!

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Re: WRTL Newsletter #2 - July 2014

Post by GhostY on Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:12 am

times like these makes me wish i had a super massive scenery track that nobody knew about......Hehe

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Re: WRTL Newsletter #2 - July 2014

Post by rabid squirrel on Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:45 am

@gaoyubao wrote:
typos:
Change came! - first bullet point, towards the end. "remianing"
Other people made tracks - Valence 2 isn't bolded
Upcoming stuff - third bullet point "os on"
Manual Only Contest - "Othruss"
Otherwise, as usual, really brilliant excellent job on the massive undertaking of a newsletter!
thx I appreciate this. all fixed.

@GhostY wrote:times like these makes me wish i had a super massive scenery track that nobody knew about......Hehe
wait

you're not talking about EoLRS....

are you....

Eep

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