What is the FRED Academy and what is its purpose?
The FRED Academy is an attempt by the community to help develop the skills of new FREDders. Too often new people join the community and work for a little while on a campaign before getting bored by the solitude of working on a mod singlehanded and leave. The idea of the academy is to let these people work as part of a team on their first few missions while similtainiously helping improve their skills. People who just want to brush up their FREDding skills are also welcome to join too.
The Academy will also serve as a place where the hosted campaigns can spot talented new FREDders and sign them up
How does the Academy work?
Basically the [FREDders] write missions for one of the campaigns described in the FRED Academy main thread. The missions are then playtested by the other members of the Academy and passers-by looking for missions to play. They post their impressions of the mission. What worked, what didn't and if any bugs were found. In addition to this general testing missions will also be tested by some of the more able [FREDders] in the community. Not only will these people spot bugs etc but they will be on hand to advise how to correct them.
How can I enter the FRED Academy?
- Go to the Hard Light Productions forum and register, if you have not registered yet
- Go to the FreeSpace Campaigns forum
- View the thread named FRED Academy and read all the necessary info
- If you decide to enrol, post in the thread, mentioning your intentions of joining
- You can contact karajorma by sending him a Private message via Hard Light Productions
- You can also contact an other member of the Community, TopAce by sending a message via ICQ to #235325080 or send him a PM via Hard Light Productions