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    gluk to those reviewers !
    i like reviews. :P

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    I am going to try this if i have the opportunity ....

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    Good luck you guys :3

    Shit, I'd do it for free...but I just can't find the time.

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    Isnt it smart to make a "Review and Preview" section? So you can just search for reviews, and the newest reviews can be posted on the frontpage aswell...

    That way if someone wants information about a game he can look it up



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    I agree, for the whole forum strict community. Great idea :].

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proxzor View Post
    Isnt it smart to make a "Review and Preview" section? So you can just search for reviews, and the newest reviews can be posted on the frontpage aswell...

    That way if someone wants information about a game he can look it up
    Reviews that are posted by users are usually never near professional level, so it wouldn't do too much good.

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    Or you know, you can just go to the front page, use the drop down menu to choose your game and find reviews that way.
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    You know, reviews go by Atiari before they get posted and don't get posted if they aren't decent, so it's not like they're being hidden or anything. He's already said more than half of the traffic on onrpg is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecca View Post
    Reviews that are posted by users are usually never near professional level, so it wouldn't do too much good.
    Like theyre paying 10 dollar for a bad review

    Quote Originally Posted by Atiari View Post
    Or you know, you can just go to the front page, use the drop down menu to choose your game and find reviews that way.
    No the frontpage gives me the creeps.. its so ugly and needs to be changed
    Last edited by Proxzor; 08-03-2008 at 12:59 AM. Reason: -=Doublepost=-



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    Quote Originally Posted by Atiari View Post
    Considering we didn't pay in the past and people were still writing I think $10 is a reason to get up and write. Especially since 1000-1500 word reviews of games can be written in 30-60 minutes it works out to a nice payout for little work :P

    Atiari, I agree. But I was wondering about the consistency that I will be able to write those reviews. I don't mind the little side pay as long as you can vouch for the job and resume part, and of course that I get credit for all my reviews. How often would you say I would be writing reviews a month?


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    No the frontpage gives me the creeps.. its so ugly and needs to be changed
    I agree with that sentiment, the site could use a makeover. When I first noticed the initial makeover, it reminded me of some kind of army theme, and if you ever need help I could assist or have one of my more graphically talented friends assist you.

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    Could someone also be hired for just one or two reviews on some games they've played, or does being a reviewer imply you work for a number of months?

    I wouldn't mind writing up some stuff on mmo's I've played, but I won't have time to dig into new ones and put the required 20-40 hours of play in per week or even two weeks, to pop out a new review each time.


    Oh and we're planning to redesign the front page completely.. it's gonna be purty *_*

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    Being a reviewer implies you will accept assignments to write previews on betas and reviews on released titles. While no one is under a contract, reviews are expected to be done in at least a rough draft form and sent to me every 2 weeks if chosen as a staff writer.
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    I would consider it but I'm not sure if my writing qualifies as anything close to professional..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atiari View Post
    Considering we didn't pay in the past and people were still writing I think $10 is a reason to get up and write. Especially since 1000-1500 word reviews of games can be written in 30-60 minutes it works out to a nice payout for little work :P
    Although....to be honest most reviews/previews take longer then 30-60 minutes to write and generally check over (maybe that's just me?) but some money on side is always very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animehero View Post
    Although....to be honest most reviews/previews take longer then 30-60 minutes to write and generally check over (maybe that's just me?) but some money on side is always very nice.
    Yeah :P. It takes me quite a while to write them up, and even more to revise. I enjoy doing it though, and this is all a convenient bonus for me.

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    We're also working on setting up custom titles and a writers only forum. Even more incentives to write
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atiari View Post
    We're also working on setting up custom titles and a writers only forum. Even more incentives to write

    How long does the reviews have to be? I can do ones like you read on gamespot (the player reviews) but I can't do pages of stuff lol
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    Go read the linked post. All questions are answered there.
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