There are other topics about this but just to remind you that this is My Version.
Hey, i think this guide will look better if you hit the Collapse Menu button on the top-left of the page!
This guide is still in very early version, i will update it regularly
|Your Respect List|
If you're new to the forums, and came here for DYOM, you must manage your respect list, you CAN'T add someone without knowing them or adding randomly, that will cause problems. This happens with new DYOM Members.
There are some people who added other people to their Respect/Disrespect List without even knowing who they really are, i know one guy, but i'm not gonna post it here though.
Never try to look like a pro
Like above, if you are new to DYOM and made only 1-6 missions, don't try to look like you've mastered it and starting big Mission Packs and Storyline, it will probably be cancelled.
|There are several posting rules in the DYOM Subforum, most of them apply to the whole GTAForums too, i will explain them here. Be sure to check out miromiro's Newie Guide for more complete and detailed information about Posting.|
Do you have missions you want to share? Few people have been confused where to share the missions, few of them posted in DYOM Support, which leads to Moving. The right forum to post it is the DYOM Missions.
Posting Tricks, Errors, and DYOM related stuff
Posting Tricks, errors and other DYOM related stuff should be posted here...
Spelling and Grammar
The most things that happens at the DYOM Subforums, you have to understand english or people won't be able to know what you're saying.
...Why English? It's obvious, it's the International Language.
hey, can you do review my mission
should be changed to
Hey! Can you do a review of my mission???
You can't swear at the Forums such as F*ck or @sshole, (without the * and @)
you can swear as long as if not to insult people. The worst you might say is the word 'fa**ot', many members got a Verbal Warning because of that.
If someone gives a negative feedback to your mission, don't get upset and adding them to your Disrespect List, what they are trying to say is to improve your missions and learn from mistakes.
Most issues with the DYOM Forums, most people act like 4 year-olds (Come on!), That will cause people to hate you, your behavior is also an issue, son.
|Related Topics & Questions|
|Immature People -posted on January 18 2012 by Notna|
Some people just cut off the subject of the topic and suddenly posted another unrelated subjects, Like posting a Cute cat picture in a Multi Designer Mission Topic.
Do not post many unrelated stuff such as advertising or swearing to much on many topics, You can get a Ban if you Spam.
|Here, you will see some information and tips on how to make your mission look great and fun to play. This is a MUST read for newbies because i saw some newbie in DYOM who just started using DYOM and already starting big Mission Packs|
|The DYOM Functions in the DYOM Menu|
|A While ago, Chimpso made a topic about the Functions in the DYOM Menu which you can use in your missions, big credits goes to him|
|Before making missions|
|In order to make your mission good, fun, and understandable (if it has a story) plan the mission before making them, i'll explain it more below...|
|-Plan on how it's going to be like|
Before making a mission, make a plan on how it's going to be like, is it possible to make it? Is it going to be like this an that? It's better like that rather than regret it when making the mission.
-"Is it going to be extremely difficult? Or next to impossible?!"
Make sure that the mission won't be too hard and is possible to finish.
-Be Creative! Bring back your childhood!
You need to be creative at your missions, Make something that other people's mission doesn't have, that'll make your mission unique and attractive.
|Making your Mission Pack/Storyline attractive and unique|
|Below, you will fing tips on how to make your MP/Storyline attractive! Be sure to read it if you want it!|
|-Make the story as unique as possible!|
First thing, if you want your mission pack/storyline good, the story must be unique. They're not gonna be interested by those "Kill everyone and get out" mission, no!
What unique story is that it is something unusual that other people missions doesn't have!
an example of a very good mission is Codename: Zulu by Mattatatta.
-Make a good presentation
Your presentation on the mission must be good in order how to make people understand what is going on in the mission.
If you want to make people download the mission, You can also advertise it, maybe in your signature, or you can even Advertise in the DYOM Magazine by sending a Personal Message to KaRzY6 and it will show up on the next issue of the magazine.