Hi folks, Sock here.
Today on #FolditFriday we had a very good discussion between susume, tokens, a moderator of my stream, metaforever, and myself on some key issues that Foldit has in its current state. I'm linking the entire "Video on Demand", or VOD of the stream since I wanted to leave in the beginning and end-cards of the stream (the pre-lab and post-lab, if you will). However, the key discussion starts at around 50 minutes in and continues on until about the end of the stream.
On the right of the video page you should be seeing a chat replay displaying what people were saying in my chat since I do not use a chat overlay to broadcast chat on my stream. Below the video player, reads the description I have typed:
"In this livestream I had a lot of good discussion about what proteins are in the first place (so that people who weren't in the foldit community can actually follow along or at least know what I'm doing), followed by some lengthy discussion on the state of Foldit and some of it's issues. I also make some comparisons to other games, and try to articulate possible solutions and approaches to improving Foldit and its playerbase.
For the start of the Foldit discussion, skip to about 50 minutes in; a minor frustration feature starts this conversation about improving upon Foldit."
I'm hoping that this discussion offers some insights that the developers can use in improving Foldit, and maybe spur some additional discussion here too. I know I'm still relatively new here, and the regulars that stop by my stream are very much helpful, but I hope this input is just as valuable.
Looking forward to hearing what you guys have to say about this, from here on out I will try to always stream Foldit on #FolditFriday but this next Friday (July 28) might be canceled since I am getting my wisdom teeth pulled. If there is a stream, I will have mic and webcam off and will be responding in Twitch chat only, though I will send a message in the in-game global chat when I go live. I still haven't locked down a solid timeslot for when I want to stream; expect it to be in the afternoon or evening, Pacific Time.
Thanks for reading!