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Well, awesome Pi. I haven't really been around either, but I always checked up on the thread to see if anything was going on.

Granted, I never really worked any more on my remix, but I blame laziness for that. If things get back up and running, I'd love to get back on the wagon, so to speak. xP

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So here's what I've got to say about the tracklist. The biggest example of what I'm talking about would be Saturos and Menardi. Even before I knew what was going to happen at all with anything else, I threw them into the proto-tracklist because I wanted to hear them re-done.

Which was selfish, and stupid.

Whether or not anyone else wanted them was irrelevant. I should have spent longer compiling a list, had a longer voting period, and of course, if I had made any mention of it on Community (was it still General Discussion then?) I would have gotten more ideas, and I'm sure more votes. Who cares if only ~10 people make it easy for me, it's still a too-small sampling.

You want proof I didn't plan it out well enough from the start? Dedede's not on there. I mean really, what was I thinking? Wherever this goes from here, I'm going to need to think more before I act.

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Ok, since no one seems interested enough to make a comment (or perhaps they have nothing to say) I'd like to point a few more things out.

Limiting musical genre to fit a theme was another poor choice in retrospect. Ok, picking one genre alone may have not been terrible, but I picked what, 3? I don't know... Here, let me say this. Not only would it be easier to not limit genre for creative purposes, but some themes might not fit well into that genre. I was trying to force square pegs into round holes.

I used the word 'badass' a lot, and that's kind of still true, but I didn't like the way I personally was associating it. OK, maybe it needs to have a certain vibe for a Boss-Themed album, but I was going about it the wrong way.., or something, I'm not really sure what I did that irks me exactly.

Obviously, if it's Bowser's Theme from 64 (That's not Koopa Road, that's the actual battle music I'm talking about) then yeah, rock might be a good idea. Whatever the mixer chooses, as long as it sounds good. That's the important part. There needs to be a midpoint between bosses that are actually memorable and significant, and bosses with good music. Usually the two go together, in some aspect or another, but they both need to be taken into consideration. It's not a popularity contest.

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Anyway, this project needs more action and FAST.

Pi, you HAVE to get a good assistant for this (Joker would be a good choice in my opinion) and you have to make sure that you have the time to bug everyone with updates. Get in touch with everyone that's been working on this project and ask if they're still in or out. Scrap the tracklist, and let mixers decide which Boss Theme they want. That way, they'll be more motivated and that's always a good thing.

We need to make sure that people know this project has been resurrected (or is going to be), so I also suggest making a new thread (that way, you can edit the front page aswell).

On to my business, my M. Bison mix sucks and might be good enough for a bonus but that's it. I have plenty of ideas for the Gilgamesh thing though, and that's going to be up to standards.

So... let's get this ball rolling and FAST!

EDIT - It's good to see you've learned from teh experience, but stop saying how bad you were and how bad the project was etc etc etc... that's not going to boost popularity :P

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Anyway, this project needs more action and FAST.

Hey hey now, if we rush, we're going to end up making more mistakes. Wanting to get something done fast is different than wanting to get something done right. I'd rather get to edit this front page instead of making a new one, by which I mean, actually getting my old account back.

I think first what we should do is go through all the mixers from the list and see who's on and not. After we decide on that, we might want to rework the tracklist, but not completely scrap it. Possibly, what we would do, is instead of making a list of bosses, and letting everyone else decide on who stays and goes, we could create a large list, maybe ~25 bosses, and for each suggest a theme to be remixed. That way the mixers get to decide on what they do, and out of a bigger pool, too. We could rank the bosses into groups based on importance to the album. A high-priority character would be in the top group.

Speaking of which, we might loosen the restriction on the badguy/boss which I've imposed.... here's an example. Andross isn't the best candidate, but Starwolf has had some amazing music through the series. Same with Mother Brain/(Meta)Ridley. We'll have to work it out.

stop saying how bad you were and how bad the project was etc etc etc... that's not going to boost popularity :P
Heh, no kidding. I'm just marking off a few things, that's all. I'll cut that out.
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I would stick to the Boss Themes only... I mean, that IS the whole idea of this project. I'd say keep it that at least 60% of the (source)remix should be Boss Theme.

And I know we don't want to rush it, but I don't waiting even longer is a good idea. I don't know what's the deal with your old account, but I still think starting over fresh with a new topic is the best idea, becuase I think that people are ignoring this thread.

And what about the forums... haven't seen you there in a while. Are we still keepign the ones we are/were using?

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I would stick to the Boss Themes only... I mean, that IS the whole idea of this project. I'd say keep it that at least 60% of the (source)remix should be Boss Theme.

Change 'Boss' to 'Villian' and presto-chango we've got a lot more opportunities. Also, I've been watching the thread views amount, and I honestly don't think we've got to worry about people not paying attention. Between this post and my last post, we've got something like +400 views. Even if we were to make a new thread, and I'm not counting that out, I'd rather do a small bit of planning and cleaning up beforehand.

The forums... I think we'll just start clean with a new one when we start over, but until then there's nothing wrong with continuing posting in that one. I may not have been there, but then again, I haven't been anywhere much. When we do, though, I'd like to just keep it about the music, and the project in general. Excuse my continuing tradition of complaining about myself, but I spent a small bit too much effort worrying about the artwork, and a few other trivial things. Until the music is done, or well on it's way, I shouldn't have any other priorities.

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Brawl's Tetris A music isn't too far off what I meant by including the Tetris theme in the tracklist. I still say O blocks must be the reincarnation of some ancient evil, they're clumsy and ruin everything. What the hell was I thinking when I said S and Z, it's O I've got to worry about.

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Yeah, seriously. If things are finally gettin' back on their feet, I totally want a piece of this action.

Might I suggest some BFM boss music? Personally, I'll be wanting to do a remix for BFM and this just seems like the perfect excuse. I mean...c'mon, that game pretty much has the BEST boss music I've ever heard from a game.

**BFM - Brave Fencer Musashi(den)***

If any of you need source music for that game, shoot me a PM or an IM on AIM. I've got the OST. :D

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FM

In regards to 'Prelude', I'll say I liked how it sounds like it came from TP, but was made in 2005. Consider yourself on the project. For some reason I remembered Abadoss doing Andross but I'm willing to bet it's just because the names are similar.

Choccy, Dash

When we get back up, (And to Pu, I'm working on it. Wait... Pu... Pi... I suddenly feel fortunate at the lack of puns) we'll make another pool of bosses and work our way through them in Community.

Just64

One boss (mainly) from each series... I've gotta see what Leep's been up to, although that's not saying much. I've got to round ALL of us back up, don't I.

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I want to see this project MOOOOOVE. I've actually been extremely idle as far as music making goes the past couple months, but I've been thinking of picking up my K.Rool mix and continuing to work on it again. Interest needs to be stirred I say into this project. Get it out there and make it known.

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Okay, so I'm definitely available as a keyboardist, and I've been working on a Dr. Wily Stage 1 (Mega Man 2) remix for a while already...so count me in for the Dr. Wily/Sigma part. I'm gonna try my best to incorporate all the Dr. Wily and Sigma theme songs into it.

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Hi, have sent a PM to Pi_R_[]ed that I wish to join and take on the dark force track from Phantasy star but I have received no reply.

It makes me wonder how serious I should take this.

I haven't been on this page in a long time but I can see that progress in general is slow (No offense). I don't see the problem, a project with so few tracks should be done in 2-4 months, but that's just me, hehe.

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Usually, project tend to take up to about a year, although there are many projects here that have reached that point a long time ago.

Pi seems to be missing however, again. This project needs a (co)leader, but I'm too busy at the moment to be able to do anything. So, you can of course join this project as a mixer, but what we really need is a good coordinator that can get things rolling again. Whether that's Pi with a miraculous retur or someone else

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here comes atmuh being a jerk but this is why they shouldnt say yes to someone who just joins the forums and goes omg lemme maek project actually do it because if i remember correctly thats exactly what happened

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