I don't think you should bother, unless you're quite passionate about them in some way. I think that right now dividing your time between five mods is risky anyway.
Maybe the reason I'm dividing my time between five mods is because I like the "risky" part...
I always like challenges for some odd reason.
And another reason is at the end of this post.
Focus all of your brilliant ideas into one amazing mod, instead of scattering them across all of your current mods and make them all mediocre, or worse, abandon them.
If I focus all my brilliant ideas into a single mod, then chances are that others may not find said ideas brilliant - things that seem brilliant to me may not be brilliant to others.
Regardless, just about all my mods are mediocre-ish in the sense that there are a lot of fake walls, something that I *really* need to do something about. I shouldn't add them there just to see if I can remember where all the hundreds of secret passages are. Unless said fake wall leads to a Life Capsule that gives 15 or 45 maximum HP. I guess.
That said, your "three paths" idea sounds pretty interesting, and might make for a good mod if you can execute it properly.
Yay more mods. Please continue working on t h e m !
I will, if most of the people vote for "yes" in the poll.
However, if most members vote for "yes" then I'll just need to remake Chaos of Death
then, because of the 20-max-map limit that I accidentally (and unknowingly) set there. :-\
But one learns stuff in that way, I guess. By playing around and seeing what's possible.
I haven't gotten a chance to play them (and I probably won't for a while because things are getting crazy busy around here), but the premises behind these mods seem pretty cool.
Your modding work in the past has generally been pretty good, if memory serves, so I would say go ahead and keep up the good work if you think it will be rewarding for yourself.
The only way it'll be rewarding for myself is if others like it.
That said, Doors has some sound advice, also; focusing your creative energies into a single project could result in a really beautiful piece of work. Then again, if you have multiple stories that you would like to tell in many mods, by all means do so.
With all the ideas I have, putting it in a single project couldn't work very well unless it's intentional.Cave Story - Time Warp
, my first mod, contains a lot of random sprite changes that doesn't make sense (like Ballos being pink/purple), for example, so with the random ideas I have, I either have to make a note for myself somewhere, or I have to do *something* to remind myself of it.
I'd say that what you really need to do is pick your 1 or 2 favorites out of all of your mods, and just finish those. If you try to work on 5 or more at the same time all that's going to happen is that you're going to have 5 unfinished mods.
The reason I'm working on so many mods, is because I have to keep busy. Otherwise, if I'm not busy with so many things, then I'll probably (unintentionally) annoy everyone when I'm depressed or bored, and that won't be a good thing because then I'll probably end up in major trouble, even at my forums (the moderators will probably try to ban me, with no success).
Out of all my mods, though, Shane's Cave Story 1 and Cave Story Re:coded are my favourites, but I'd have to wait before I can work on them because Randolf is helping me with the ASMing of those mods.
I think I'm starting to hate Google Chrome... :/