A bit of friendly advice guys.. if you push people into giving you feedback chances are they either won't give it to you or the feedback will be insincere. With that said, here's my advice to each of you:Don Giovanni:
In my experience in this section people are disinterested in GTA III era stories in general (since they are from a bygone era) so that could be the main reason why there is a lack of feedback.Feen:
I think the reason people aren't showing interest for your idea is that you don't really seem to have one. Yes you want to make a story about an African American gangster who returns from prison but you don't really seem to have anything beyond that, even going as far as to ask people to not only name your concept but name the characters aswell. There's just not enough information there to spark any interest.
You should think of your concept topic being similar to a pitch to a movie director (or in this case a games developer) and give people the basic information i.e. what's the basic idea of your concept, who are the characters, where is it set etc. then if people like your pitch they will show interest in it and it will gradually gain popularity. For more information on creating a concept topic check the pinned topic at the top of the main page of this section.universetwisters:
Personally I find that your topics always have the same theme which is a bit of an immediate turn off.. when you first posted it I read a few lines in and thought "another celtic themed story from universetwisters" and then went back to the main index. After re-reading it for the purpose of giving you feedback though I kinda get a better idea of what you are trying to do but am still a bit bewildered about it. Would I be right in saying that the topic is purely about the city of Alderney itself (including government and businesses) and has no actual major characters or plot? If that's the case then I think I can see what the problem is.. the topic just seems really incomplete, on par with those topics that just contain a protagonist and a basic outline of the plot (which are usually locked almost immediately). Your idea is fundamentally good I suppose but it doesn't really have a niche on these forums.. it doesn't have the protagonist or gameplay elements required for a game concept in this section or the established plot or cast of characters needed for a writers discussion topic. If you were to add interactable characters and some weapons maybe people would show a little more interest but if the idea just doesn't grab people then there isn't much you can do about it unfortunately.
Overall to everyone I would say though that this section is largely neglected since people started mostly visiting the GTA V section (with good reason) and the difference between the level of visitors here compared to 2 years ago when I made my first concept is immense. So in basic terms no matter how good your concept is chances are it won't get the attention from other members that it deserves, unfortunate as that may be.
Edited by Money Over Bullshit, 04 January 2012 - 02:58 PM.