I wish it could be a bit longer. I keep running out of space by just a few characters. It's kind of worse than Twitter.
Agreed. Even just 5 more characters would be a plus!
Agreed, I think the smaller character limit on descriptions neuters a lot of creative possibilities, even if it does keep people from going on and on about every detail. The classic "Playstation 3 controls intuitive enough for Seal" would now be impossible to submit as a drawing description, and then we wouldn't have our sample game on the front page.
(Yeah, "PS3 controls intuitive enough for Seal" would work, but you see my point).
I second this. Five to ten more characters are completely sufficient, but we need those five to ten more characters.
I think having it short and succinct keeps people from being too wordy. I can't tell you how many panels are so over described that it sucks the creativity from the next person drawing.
We're not asking for the ability to write novels or naturalist theatre plays, we just want five more characters.
"Man goes diving for pearls. Leg gets bitten off by a shark. Also, a mermaid laughs at him."
That isn't necessary...
Nope, but sometimes it is better to leave the people without common sense some freedom than killing nice captions. Also, you're always free to drop parts that do not go well with the composition of your drawing, as long as the general meaning stays the same.
Furthermore we cannot do captions as long as the one in your example. We do not even get fifty freaking characters...
I agree. Even an extra 5 characters would help a lot!
I don't think some of you speaking against it realize that there are many times where you're trying to keep every detail that makes the drawing what it is in a short sentence, excluding minor things, and still can't fit the entire description in. I don't get the point of artificially shortening descriptions when the game is about making the descriptions and drawing them.
I think we see the affects of the short limit in descriptions that include incomprehensible abreviations or dontusespacesatall. I agree that a few extra characters would help. It's about finding the balance between challenging people to be concise but still allowing enough space for creative (if slightly wordy) descriptions.
The abbreviations thingie did not even occur to me, because I neither use nor understand a whole lot of them. Great point.
What I really dislike is when people just keep typing and don't realize they've met the limit then hit submit. You're left with half a description.
At the very least it needs to not count spaces.
"I looked, and there before me was a pale boner! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him"
all I want is this as a sentence! Is this too much to ask?
(hehe changing one word in the bible to get death/hades slash. Jesus would be so proud.)
Totally agree with this, far too short, some things take more than 3 words to describe!
Could some of you provide examples of the kinds of things you want to say? I accept the challenge to improve it with fewer characters. :-)
It's definately waaaaay too short right now!
Please login to post a reply.