Have a question about mission and need some suggestions or need a mission done for you or maybe you're the helping time and just want to pitch in and help out around here. Then you've come to the right place.
Table of Contents:
Post 1: General rules for the forum and hot to use Save'N'Play (SnP or SNP)
Post 2: Where to upload your save game to get help with using the SNP
Post 3: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Post 4: DO NOT Email OR PM [SNP] Request
Post 5: Some New Rules
Post 6: Helper's Reminders
Post 7: Useful Links
Getting mission help without getting the mission done for you
Easy, just create a topic and tell everyone what problems you're having with what mission. It's a good idea to use the mission name as your topic title, don't just leave it as "Help" or some else vague.
Getting a mission done for you
1. Create a topic in the Mission Help forum. Use the title [SNP] "mission name" (do not include the quotes), for example: [SNP] Freefall
2. In the body list all of the missions you want to done, perferably using the following format...
Missions: mission names here
Link: the URL to your saved game here (need a place to upload it? read the next post)
Notes: anything you want the helper to be aware of when they do your mission for you
DO NOT use someone elses topic to get a mission of your own done. One person to a topic, please.
DO NOT email or PM me or anyone else with mission request. Make a topic to make your request. That is one of the reasons this forum is here for.
Please help the helpers out by remembering to do the following things..these are in order of what I personal feel are most important
1. Save at the nearest save point to the mission to be done that is avalible to you.
No one, not even you, really wants to drive from one end of this HUGE map to the other just to do a mission for someone.
2. Try to have enough weapons and ammo to be able to complete the mission.
No one wants to have to get in the middle of a shoot out and only have 5 rounds of ammo and only a pistol.
3. Try to have full armor. This is mostly a request by a few of the helpers so they don't have to do searching for it before trying to do you mission.
Doing a mission for someone else
These people are called Helpers
Your job is simple, find a topic that starts with [SNP] and that is NOT locked and do the mission. Once you have completed the mission please use the following format to post your results into that topic...
For: name of the person whose mission you've done...this will be explained why later
Missions: list of missions you completed
Helper: your name...again this be explained later
Link: the URL to the saved game with that you did for the above person (need a place to upload it? read the next post)
It's also a good idea if you make a quick reply in the topic you are going to be doing a mission for that you are working on it. Something as simple as "I'm on it" will be fine.
In the past it was suggested to then edit your "I'm on it" post with your results....but with the new system it's not required.
The reason for using this "helper result format" is to help me in collecting this info and added it to the SnP stats table.
If you want to make life easier on yourself if you start doing lots of missions for others, and if you're using Firefox or Mozilla then you might want to check out the BBCode extension.
After it's installed, right-click on a text field such as what you use for web email or posting to a forum and select BBcode->Settings->Custom Tags
Set it to 1 (you can make up to 10) set the lable to something like: SNP Helper
For the Tag field type the following...or you can copy&paste
|[b]For:[/b] \n[b]Missions:[/b] \n[b]Helper:[/b] YOURNAME\n[b]Link:[/b] \n[b]Notes:[/b] \n[b][color=orange]Complete[/color][/b]|
The bold and the orange Complete are optional. However the \n between each part is required to tell the extension to use a new line.
Why is the Save N Play being done this way?
This is so that the people requesting help and find their request again later and see if anyone as done their request yet. Fast and simple, no more having to scroll through page after page in hopes of finding if someone as done it or not.
The reason for the [SNP] at the start of the topic, is that the helpers can tell the SNP topics part from the people that are just asking for tips, suggestions, and what not for help with missions...that is after all what this forum is all about.
The helpers are still asking, 'but why the strange format to follow?'
Well this info will be used by myself and the Mission Help mods (currently that includes; Plaka and TornadoRex) to copy and paste that info this here topic as a reply-post, which will then be used by myself (and TornadoRex) in being able to update the stats table you see above.
All request topics will be locked soon after the request as been completed. This done for 2 reasons, but hopefully you'll have enough time to make a "thanks reply" before that happens. So that you (the one making the request) and see that your request as been filled. Also so that someone else doesn't look at your topic and think "well I'll just use his/her topic too because I need the exact same thing done." Make your own topic topic people, please.
Lastly it's so that the helpers can look at the lock and say, 'ok that's done already,' and move on to another topic instead of having to stick their head in there just to find out it's already done.
If you have suggestions as to how to make the whole SNP system better, please feel free to post your suggestions to the pinned topic SNP Suggestions.
These rules for the most part are repeated in the new SnP topic (I copied them from there to here).