Posted this yesterday in maybe the wrong thread. No response, so reposting. Thanks!
Question, here, about best practices re:version control. Kind of failing my way forward.
As you update uploaded assets with more documents for a WiP, does anyone create different versions of their startup.txt so that play testers play only the most recent chapter?
Though logistically complicated, this would prevent people from countlessly replaying early chapters every time you add one. Lots of downside. Specifically, intercom between startups and potential to mess things up royally. Continuity is another problem. Play testers may be less likely to jump in on something parsed up? You’d also have to code in a way that dilutes cumulative decision making, I think?
I confess I don’t know enough about who play testers are. Are they the types to enjoy replaying early chapters to take different routes and notice changes? What does the WiP reading habit look like on a daily/weekly basis? Like, how many/how often? How do they choose? Just look at the 10 most recent? Filter by tag? Subscribe to threads they enjoy? Sorry if this is all facile and speculative. I’m writing my butt off but know I need to spend more time considering this, their experience, and cultivating relationship.
Any advice welcome. Cheers!