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Trick: Use an empty actor slot to store commonly referenced names. That way you are sure you spell it the same every time. Feb 22, 2019 at 6:03 AM

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    1. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Trick: Use an empty actor slot to store commonly referenced names. That way you are sure you spell it the same every time.
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      3. TWings
        TWings
        In a database point of view, it's a waste : 1 simple variable vs a complex object.
        I can't help it, code optimization is a big deal in my line of work.
        With variables, you can use \V[] so that's pretty much the same.
        Although you have a point, the interface is lacking an easy access to the variables and switches (maybe it should be suggested to the team ?).
        Feb 22, 2019 at 8:57 AM
      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        I always welcome a code optimization, but only when it comes to performance. And clogging up the database with extra unnecessary information is not affecting the performance as far as I know. In MV case, does it really affect the end-user performance (especially if deployed on mobile)?
        Feb 22, 2019 at 9:21 AM
      5. TWings
        TWings
        To be fair, I don't think it's a real concern for RPG Maker. There is most likely a small difference (data storage size, and maybe data access time), but it's probably hardly noticeable at all in this case.
        Feb 22, 2019 at 9:32 AM
    2. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      3 of us at work, 0 customers. Time to play youtube roulette I guess?
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      2. TWings
        TWings
        Is that a thing ? lol
        Feb 21, 2019 at 9:53 AM
      3. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        That's what I call it when I enter a song into youtube, listen to it, then the next 5 or so songs have to be songs I choose from the sidebar. And if possible ones I have not heard before.
        Feb 21, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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      4. Poryg
        Poryg
        And if these songs make you shoot yourself in the head, you lose.
        Feb 21, 2019 at 2:46 PM
    3. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      With as much snow as we've been getting lately I'm starting to feel like I'm stationed at the Wall in Game of Thrones.
      1. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        Or live in the town Winterglen in my game, the town with 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Why the $@%^ is it still winter, and Snowmelt.
        Feb 20, 2019 at 8:36 AM
      2. Mordridakon
        Mordridakon
        Live in Alaska?
        Feb 20, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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      3. Ryisunique
        Ryisunique
        I figured Elsa was having problems with her powers again.
        Feb 20, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    4. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Welp, guess I'll pass on Anthem. I'm not doing mandatory collectables in a main quest, or mandatory online quests.
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      2. Redeye
        Redeye
        I was skeptical of Anthem the moment I heard it was being published by EA so...
        Feb 19, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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      3. kirbwarrior
        kirbwarrior
        This sounds like a way you could set up the final level for a collectathon. Instead of a flat number of one thing, it's a set of multiple tasks. Showing this early and giving the player direction can give them a real sense of- Oh, this is some random mission in what appears to be an "rpg". My bad.
        Feb 19, 2019 at 1:27 PM
      4. standardplayer
        standardplayer
        Feb 19, 2019 at 1:28 PM
    5. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Want a challenge? Spend the day trying to beat your superboss...20 levels underleveled. Yes, it's doable. No, I do not recommend it.
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      2. Poryg
        Poryg
        This challenge can get me fired though...
        Feb 18, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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      3. kirbwarrior
        kirbwarrior
        Actually, yeah, Low-Level Games is an entire genre of challenge runs for gaming in general. Now I want to fight your superboss with the minimal possible exp gain.

        I will die. A lot. I remember your design philosophies.
        Feb 18, 2019 at 3:50 PM
      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        @kirbwarrior : It might be doable. I played through the game doing as few fights as possible and ended up defeating the final boss at level 44, when I'm usually high 50's/low 60's. If you tried that on the superboss you'd probably be high 40's/low 50's.
        Feb 18, 2019 at 10:40 PM
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    6. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Things you can buy on the internet: 2 live Maine Lobsters, shipped to you overnight.
      1. bgillisp
      2. trouble time
        trouble time
        I want that.
        Feb 18, 2019 at 4:25 AM
    7. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Happy cheap valentines day candy day!
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      3. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        Eh. We just take it as business as usual. You really need thick skin to work customer service.
        Feb 16, 2019 at 12:35 AM
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      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        Yep. I did customer service for 2 years for a phone company. You'd be amazed how worked up people would get over a phone
        Feb 16, 2019 at 12:42 AM
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      5. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        I've really heard it all. It's funny though, because everywhere I go, I see people who shop there.
        Feb 16, 2019 at 2:55 AM
    8. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Remember to tell people you love them as life is short, but scream it at them in Klingon as life is also strange and confusing.
      1. Shaz, Ryisunique, Mordridakon and 3 others like this.
      2. samkfj
        samkfj
        Y'know what Star Trek and toilet paper have in common?

        They both search Uranus for Klingons.

        Love it.
        Feb 15, 2019
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      3. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        bangwI' SoH - You are my loved one. :)
        Feb 15, 2019
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    9. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      It's Tuesday, so you know what that means? Snow day...just like the last 3 Tuesdays.
      1. Finnuval, samkfj and TheSorcerer like this.
      2. TheSorcerer
        TheSorcerer
        Wut?? I had Tuesday yesterday. It's 8:15am Wednesday for me. Pay me cash and I'll tell you what the lotto results were. :D
        Feb 13, 2019
    10. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      And now, for a song: I'm dreaming of a white Valentine's Day...
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      2. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        I think the Japanese call it "White Day". A girl usually gives the guy she likes chocolate on Valentine's Day and he reciprocates on White Day.
        Feb 12, 2019
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      3. Sharm
        Sharm
        The joke is that March 14th is White Day. Japan splits Valentine's Day in half and White Day is the men's day to return the favor of Valentine's Day women's gifts.
        Feb 12, 2019
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      4. Sauteed_Onion
        Sauteed_Onion
        I ate some chocolates one time.
        Feb 12, 2019
    11. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      How not to make a game part 2: It's a fight, bring your friends friends friends friends friends friends friends friends friends.
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      2. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        Jeez.
        Feb 11, 2019
      3. samkfj
        samkfj
        Well--if your enemy brings friends... might as well follow suit.
        Feb 11, 2019
      4. dulsi
        dulsi
        396 enemies? That's my home field. Bt Builder. Open source reimplementation of the Bard's Tale Construction Kit.
        Feb 11, 2019
    12. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      How not to design a game: That awesome spell that does high damage to all enemies? Guess what, all enemies resist it.
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      2. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        The one I'm referring to is Nuclear Blast from Wizardry 8. 2 - 16 damage * power level to all enemies...but every single enemy has such high fire resistance that it should just say 0 - 2 damage, good luck.
        Feb 10, 2019
      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Tfw, I think I did the same in my game lol. Said raw 120 ~ 150 dmg but not counting armor dmg reduction and elemental effectiveness that u had to calculate it urself.
        Feb 10, 2019
      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        @TheoAllen : As long as that reduction and effectiveness doesn't knock off about 90% of that damage for every enemy once you learn the skill you will not have done as badly.
        Feb 10, 2019
    13. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      This post brought to you by the letter O.
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      3. Poryg
        Poryg
        Sure, it is very awful if put this way. Nevertheless, there must be a way that will permit us an instance with nil letters, where if we are using the English alphabet, the letters are defined as its fifteenth letter and its additional instances.
        Feb 9, 2019
      4. SweetMeltyLove
        SweetMeltyLove
        "O" is a great letter for spelling things such as Omelette
        Feb 9, 2019
      5. samkfj
        samkfj
        O face!
        Feb 11, 2019
    14. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      And that makes it weather cancellation #6 for the term already. Time to convert the class to online or something.
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      3. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        Yep. The suggestion they are giving us to make it up is to move some content to online, so that's what I'm going to work on tonight.
        Feb 8, 2019
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      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        Well, got about one hour of lecture recorded and uploaded. Now to make up the other 11 hours I've lost.
        Feb 8, 2019
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      5. Sharm
        Sharm
        Uuuuugh. Sorry you're dealing with that.
        Feb 8, 2019
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    15. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Someone should slay the wizard casting the spell of Snowmageddon, too bad the heroes of the light were arrested for breaking and entering.
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      2. MushroomCake28
        MushroomCake28
        @The Mighty Palm Want to sue? I'll soon be a lawyer and can do a very reasonable price, about 300$/h.
        Feb 7, 2019
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      3. The Mighty Palm
        The Mighty Palm
        Feb 7, 2019
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      4. Mystic_Enigma
        Mystic_Enigma
        Heroes or not, coming into your house for loot IS pretty rude!
        Feb 7, 2019
    16. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Thanks to lovely winter weather my night class has now been canceled 5 times in a row. Can it be spring now?
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      3. Sharm
        Sharm
        Ugh! Well, whatever happens, I hope it's whatever will make it easiest on you. This situation is just awful. :(
        Feb 6, 2019
      4. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        By the time you all get back, Everyone will have forgotten the material.
        Feb 6, 2019
      5. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        We only met 2x before all the bad weather, so there isn't much to forget.
        Feb 6, 2019
    17. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      You know there's been too many Steam sales recently when another one starts and you just go "So What?"
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      2. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        No worries. Maybe you are excited for it? I'm just not as it feels like I've bought everything I care to buy for a while already in the other sales.
        Feb 5, 2019
      3. Poryg
        Poryg
        Well, I've already got so many games that I'm not even excited by sales anymore, I just keep my humble bundle sub running.
        Feb 5, 2019
      4. Windows i7
        Windows i7
        My backlog is insane anyways. I have about 252 games on Steam.
        Feb 5, 2019
    18. MushroomCake28
      MushroomCake28
      Hey! Just wondering how exactly does it work being a teacher and being on here? I remember you said that the school is fine with that. Did you ever encounter students here? And if so, how's the relationship (more formal like student and teacher, or casual like with any other member)? Just curious.
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      2. MushroomCake28
        MushroomCake28
        And no one ever brought up this forum in class?
        Jan 31, 2019
      3. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        Nope, but only time my students see me on it is when I'm in the office or tutoring, and even then they just glance at it and move on.
        Jan 31, 2019
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      4. MushroomCake28
        MushroomCake28
        I see. Interesting! Thanks for answering!
        Jan 31, 2019
    19. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Police in Missouri begged criminals to not commit crimes as it is too cold out. Uhhh?
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      2. KaBlooZio
        KaBlooZio
        Sigh.... ok, i'll just stick to online crimes, k.... little po-lice man :p . lol, jk
        Jan 31, 2019
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      3. Sharm
        Sharm
        They're probably dealing with a lot of people who are needing hospital visits and were only out to commit a crime.
        Jan 31, 2019
      4. Wavelength
        Wavelength
        "Please don't commit crimes. It's too cold out. I don't want to have to go out there and catch you. It's so cold that I probably WON'T come out and catch you. So please. Be cool. You love cops, right? It's so cold. Don't commit a crime."
        Jan 31, 2019
    20. bgillisp
      bgillisp
      Low of almost -30 F tonight and tomorrow, entire town almost shut down. I'm thinking tomorrow is a stay under the blankets day.
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      3. Vance Raehart
        Vance Raehart
        this planet is done...
        Jan 30, 2019
      4. FleshToDust
        FleshToDust
        That's normal Canadian weather.
        Jan 30, 2019
      5. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        @FleshToDust True but their town and heaters are designed for that. Ours aren't.
        Jan 30, 2019
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