Very well then, but do act in a manner of professionalism when reading this:
During the intial planning as this was originally the creator of the threads idea it was only fair he got to choose his first opponent, he wasn't sure how to do so, so I volunteered. Friendly sheep organized things so that fight updates won't be chaotic and would not involve both combatants to argue who would win or lose so a two judges are picked, the options were limited at the time as there was only two of us so we picked the only other person there was. We have a guest ref to be a reactionary character to the events on the given field. The purpose of this line up is to allow each of our skills to be high lighted as individual creators hence why in the description we post all of our links to encourage people to look at our work as that was the initial point of this project to encourage people to look at our works. With five already unique creators and writers on this project as it is the pages will already look vastly different which is what I will explain later on. More people only complicates the project, hence why we're doing small 5-man (and woman) groups to keep things civil, when you add more people it only becomes chaotic, it's hard enough communicating with 5 people at once, throw in more and we're losing individuality and communication (I've been reading the comments and while it sounds like it could work it really never does).
So with that said 5 people are picked, and an opening script is created usually a collaboration of all of us to ensure our characters are properly represented. Sheep did the wonderful backgrounds and created our first part of the script, the guest ref helped with editing with input from the ref. It then goes into the discussion of who should be the victor based on stats the two judges (maybe the ref I don't remember) to come to a fair conclusion with explanation of why that we can all agree on. During the process sheep sends us the backgrounds that we individually put our respected characters so that audience can see how our individual characters originally look like before the actual fighting part of the chapter. We then put all of the work of the introduction to ensure it runs smoothly (admitidly we kind of screwed up this time around by not making sure the dialogue was readable on computers and forgot the strawpoll survey, so sorry about that ).
A script is then made, this round it was made by me so that the rest of the team had one less thing to worry about. A script is designed to not only emphasize the two fighters strengths and weaknesses, but utilize the field and ref as well to make it all aesthetically pleasing. The script is reviewed by EVERYONE on the team to ensure the fight is believable and edited to ensure it isn't dragging out too long and that all characters are treated the way they need to be.
Next storyboards are created, this one is being done by Sheep and guest judge, lineart is being done by me and guest ref, and coloring will be done by guest judge myself and sheep whenever the story boards are caught up (which by the way are looking beautiful man). A credit recognizing who did what will be posted at the begining of the fight chapter so readers can see why some pages may look different, cause once again, multiple artists different techniques.
While this is only the first fight we are ensuring that we try to stay focused on the task and we are aware of the level of commitment we have decided to put ourselves through which is why we have been trying our best to create the best possible structure so that later groups don't have to struggle with the confusion we have had to. I personally apologize for the long wait, as a comic creator myself I know how important it is to be consistant, but I also know that rushing things is not a valid option. I'm working with some of the most talented creators on this team right now, and they have put their dedication to ensure that we deliver something good for all of you. I'm sorry for your long waits, and we are trying to come up with ideas to help tide things over for the rest of you. We are also creators with our own series, students, and we just want to show how much love we have for our own skills to the best of our abilities.
Much like any of the rest of the creators on this forum and site we want to show everyone what we are made of, and that's the only reason I haven't walked out on my team yet, I appreciate the words and critique said, but we are already a committed team, and when the time comes I hope the rest of you will share that same level of sentiment with your teams as well. I'm sorry if this isn't the answer you wanted to hear, but I'm not one to hold back when it comes to my fellow team mates, I respect them too much to say nothing, so apologies if all of this appears to be hostile.
If you want out on this project, I don't blame you, it is a huge commitment and I can respect your wishes to work on other projects. But if you wish to stay all the more respect to you and once again I'm sorry for your wait, believe me it is worth it.