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Okay, I took some advice and rewrote a massive chunk of my story to make my intro much shorter. Today begins the work of reworking it... Sep 19, 2019 at 2:12 AM

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    1. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      Okay, I took some advice and rewrote a massive chunk of my story to make my intro much shorter. Today begins the work of reworking it...
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      2. Oddball
        Oddball
        One thing you could do. Before any text storytelling, do enviormental storytelling. Use your map building in such a way, to tell parts of the story without words and/or get people curious about the atmosphere to create a bit of mystery. Also, if you don't explain everything the might ask themselves right away, the thought would linger in the back of there mind, and they'll want to keep playing for the awnser
        Sep 19, 2019 at 2:49 AM
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      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        Good luck! Let us know how you get on.
        Sep 19, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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      4. Shaz
        Shaz
        oh, take a dozen backups of your project before you make any changes :D
        Sep 19, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    2. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      It always scares me when a DM doesn't set up rules for "stat minimum/maximum" at character generation.
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      2. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        And then there's what Fallout did if you have a really low INT:
        Sep 18, 2019 at 8:49 AM
      3. NinjaKittyProductions
        NinjaKittyProductions
        We play Pathfinder, which was built on 3.5 rules. We find it best to use the actual Point Buy System. It keeps stats from being too high and if someone has an 18 in a stat, you can guarantee they have a 7 in another.
        Sep 18, 2019 at 9:09 AM
      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I like the rolling for stats so that everyone doesn't play the same thing. Min/Max their two most important stats and dump any worthless to them. They might still try to min/max their most important stats, but, they aren't likely to be 18/16 without a massive stat dump somewhere else.
        Sep 18, 2019 at 9:25 AM
    3. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      Couldn't get my intro under 20 minutes. I tried. I really did. I guess it will weed out players without patience.
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      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        Isn't putting them through 20 minutes of intro also sacrificing "show, don't tell"? Even if your intro is cutscenes rather than just dialogue, it's time the player is NOT playing, not exploring, not seeing what your game has to offer. It's a tough one. I know I am much more attached to certain things in my game than I need to be.
        Sep 19, 2019 at 6:24 AM
      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        The problem is the premise of the game. You are shown the world that gives context to the actions of the characters, who are interacting in an entirely different world. If I don't show the actions/events that lead up to the moment the player takes control, then it all has to be "stories told to the player" after the fact. Or thrown into expository cutscenes without much place.
        Sep 19, 2019 at 7:12 AM
      5. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I've ended up just rewriting the story to give only the most basic and barebones the player will need to set up the first choice in the game. I might be able to worm the other cutscenes back in at various points, but I'm not digging the "here's a flashback so I can explain my backstory to you" aspect. Just gotta rework the intro.
        Sep 19, 2019 at 7:14 AM
    4. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      It has been a really long time since I've enjoyed a game enough to actually finish it. Or want to finish it.
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      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        You know what? I've started to notice this about myself too. Never used to have a problem finishing games, but now a game has to really suck me in for me to complete it. I've dropped quite a few games because I just can't be bothered with them.
        Sep 17, 2019 at 3:55 PM
      3. Galenmereth
        Galenmereth
        Way too many games these days overstay their welcome. Often by padding the content with busywork and other tropes of modern game design.

        More often than not I stop playin games because they bore me to death after fifteen hours.
        Sep 17, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        I usually see everything in a game after 10 ~ 30 hours. The lifetime of the game can be extended depends on how well it gives me freedom (at this point, I don't care about META, just screwing around trying to break the game). It can even be further extended if the game can be modded. Otherwise? I'm done.
        Sep 17, 2019 at 7:15 PM
    5. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      I have DM'd a fair bit of D&D. Never once been a player. My friend wants to try to DM so I get to be a player. I'm thinking "Elven Bard".
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      3. Daena Grey
        Daena Grey
        College of Swords Bards are a thing. X'D... If you want to be Non-Traditional, Variant Human Sorcerer/Wizard with Weapon Master and Martial Weapons. It's everything but traditional.
        Sep 16, 2019 at 8:03 AM
      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        We're playing 5E with no supplemental material ^_^ All I got is the PHB to go with, ha ha. Aside from not knowing how to make my character's personality yet or how I'm going to play him, it's going to be fun to see how a guy who has never told stories in his whole life DM's a game for the first time. :D And he wanted to do it after only a week of planning.
        Sep 16, 2019 at 8:19 AM
      5. Daena Grey
        Daena Grey
        Well, that sucks if you're only using the Player's Handbook... All of the Supplemental Material is great, especially Xanathar's Guide to Everything. (I might be overusing it in my campaign, but screw the rules, I have Xanathar. X'D...)

        All I can suggest then is, do what feels natural to you. Especially if it is to play your instrument. X'D
        Sep 16, 2019 at 8:39 PM
    6. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      Borderlands 3 relies very heavily on "Wave Defense" gameplay. It's uh... not fun for an FPS. It never really has been.
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      3. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I suspect that they created the perks and only tested them against what the character was meant to do (either be a bullet hose or a sniper) and never tested him for playing like I do... shotguns, pistols, rockets, and whatever else feels cool to use. Shotguns break this character since so much rides on getting crits in his skill tree.
        Sep 16, 2019 at 3:48 AM
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      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I honestly hope they don't patch him. It's made several boss fights insanely easy. Especially when I was using "sticky darts" on shotguns and landing endless amounts of them... and then detonating them all at once to kill the boss instantly and bypass all it's mechanics. :D
        Sep 16, 2019 at 3:51 AM
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      5. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        They probably will patch him, since it's a multiplayer oriented game. People are obsessed with balance, even if there's no pvp or anything. I've always liked finding op gear in games. lol.
        Sep 16, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    7. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      Borderlands 3: It's like playing Call of Duty Black Ops 3... except it's Borderlands. Very weird experience.
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      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        I was going to get it, but then I remembered that not only did I not complete Borderlands 2, but I also really didn't enjoy my time with it. Bought some clothes instead.
        Sep 14, 2019 at 7:30 AM
      3. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I'm enjoying Borderlands 3 gameplay more than I did 2. Though, I did greatly enjoy the story of Borderlands 2... I don't have much of a story to work with here in 3... or much humor going on.
        Sep 14, 2019 at 9:38 AM
    8. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      Be the change you want to see.
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      2. Wavelength
        Wavelength
        @The Stranger wish I could give that last post a thousand likes. Alas, I can't.
        Sep 13, 2019
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      3. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I like the line of advice because it preys on our inherent selfishness by asking us to be a little bit selfless. If you want others to do something, you should do it. If you did what you wanted others to do in order to make your own life easier... you'd make someone else's life easier. Plus, it can inspire others to similar action.
        Sep 13, 2019
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      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        After all, how can we expect others to engage in behavior that we refuse to engage in?
        Sep 13, 2019
    9. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      "The person who thinks they have nothing left to lose, is simply admitting they don't have much of an imagination."
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      3. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        I doubt a person in such a desperate and hopeless situation and mindset would care if more problems entered their lives. If anything more problems simply reinforce their belief that it's hopeless, and push them ever closer towards taking their own lives, and perhaps the lives of their families.
        Sep 4, 2019
      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        You've never heard people say 'I've got nothing to lose' in an optimistic way? I have. It's like saying 'Sure, why not?' to someone, or any other variation of that.
        Sep 4, 2019
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      5. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I've heard people attempt to mean it in a positive light. But I hold that trying to spin such a thing as "a good thing" reeks of delusion, as a belief. Right up there with "YOLO".

        Even it's use as "an optimistic thing to say" reeks extremely heavily of giving up.

        Anyway, I'm going to go into PM on this, since what I want to say will eat up a lot of space here.
        Sep 5, 2019
    10. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      I've been binge-playing "Breath of the Wild" the last week or so. I don't touch the crafting system much and it does annoy me a lot.
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      2. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I went and grabbed a guide. Turns out, fish are the best things to cook with. Each ingredient adds a specific amount of time/points towards a buff. You can't get the level 2 or level 3 versions of things unless you add enough ingredients to get the "points" to do it.
        Sep 3, 2019
      3. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        For example, if you want a level 2 "Sneak" buff, you need to get 6 points of "Sneak" into the dish. The easiest way is with two "Silent Princess" flowers. You can also use 3 "Silent Shrooms" or 3 "Stealthfin Trout". Anything else only adds a single point. You'll never get to Level 2 "sneak" buff without one of those 3 ingredients.
        Sep 3, 2019
      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        Likewise, the longest you can get without a "critical success" or "monster extract" is about a 10 minute buff. Though, you can also craft during a "Blood Moon" for a 100% chance on a "Critical Success".

        Man this guide means that 90% of all harvestables are worthless.
        Sep 3, 2019
    11. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      Nintendo Switch Motion Controls. I hate them. With a passion. Breath of the Wild puzzles using them require me to cheat to beat them.
      1. PixelHeart
        PixelHeart
        :o I may be wrong, but I dont think the New Switch is going to have motion controls.... Im a little curious how playing a game with those mechanics will go. But yeah, I hate them too.
        Aug 29, 2019
      2. mylafter
        mylafter
        I agree with you 3,000!
        Aug 29, 2019
    12. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      The guy from "New Radicals", who sang "You Get What You Give" wrote a LOT of famous hit songs... Holy crap, he's amazing with lyrics.
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      2. Marquise*
        Marquise*
        That time when you are really interested to know more about the makers of some masterpiece and discover a whole artistic horizon from their vision.
        Aug 24, 2019
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      3. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        It's pretty great, to be honest. "Oh, this guy was in these bands, that's why they sound similar, and still badass". It's pretty interesting stuff. :D
        Aug 24, 2019
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    13. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      My work is requiring me to learn "One Note" now. I've read the "how to get started" document and think it would be better for my game. :D
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    14. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      Bought a Switch today. Doing first time set up o_O this is... a strange device so far...
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      3. Nekohime1989
        Nekohime1989
        ill problably get it if they make another metroid prime
        Aug 17, 2019
      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I got it for "Collection of Mana", which, as far as I know, is the first and only release of "Seiken Densetsu 3" for the United States. I also wanted it for Metroid Prime 4... sometime in the future. Plus... Pokémon. But, I preordered the remake of "Link's Awakening" and the new Animal Crossing, which will be the first time I've played one of those games.
        Aug 17, 2019
      5. Kristina
        Kristina
        I got one and honestly...it's my favorite device :)
        Aug 20, 2019
    15. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      "Nothing amazing happens here. Everything is ordinary."
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      2. Amane Kagari
        Amane Kagari
        FLCL! I loved that show! ♥
        Aug 14, 2019
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      3. Marquise*
        Marquise*
        Happy to had gotten to your profile reading this gem. ^^
        Aug 17, 2019
      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        Ha ha, you're welcome. :D I actually spent that day watching all six episodes again. Because... it's amazing. The music is amazing. And I find something new every time I view it.
        Aug 17, 2019
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    16. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      HAPPY FRIDAY! They used to play this song on the radio here every Friday. :D
    17. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      I've been keeping a "Journal" for FFXIV, written in the form of a Blog in a file. Lately, I've been looking for places to host it...
      1. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        Well, places that don't look shady. Why does every website builder or Blog site look shady as crap? Even if you pay for the platform?
        Jul 30, 2019
    18. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      I broke up a Guild in FFXIV for telling a bad joke and getting bullied over it. :( life is crazy sometimes.
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      2. phamtruong1992
        phamtruong1992
        Don't feel bad. If you ask me, i'll honestly answer that the problem was them. They wanted it. Soon or later they will find reasons to cause trouble to you or other ppl that they don't like. And thing'd still happen this way. I'm also glad that the guild owner is actually a good guy and thoughtful enough to decide it that way.
        Jul 25, 2019
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      3. phamtruong1992
        phamtruong1992
        He's a tresure, keep him happy. But do not blow him okay? He ain't need more D for his trouble, lol. (Had to comment 2 times cuz its lengthy god dayum it)
        Jul 25, 2019
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      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        Ha ha, thanks man. Much appreciated.
        Jul 25, 2019
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    19. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      I want to take today off. I have pretty much nothing to do at work today. That's never happened to me before as Supervisor. BORED!!!
      1. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        Dream of EDF? Plan out the next part of your game?
        Jul 20, 2019
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      2. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        Ha ha, I know the next part of my game. I just need to go back and fix some dialogue in my opening cutscene to make it shorter, then I can move on. I've been dreaming of EDF pretty regularly for the past two weeks. :D So much to do in EDF 5! And I gotta beat 4.1 on Inferno too...
        Jul 20, 2019
    20. Tai_MT
      Tai_MT
      I just discovered EDF5 has 110 levels. 4 classes and 5 difficulties. It awards an achievement every 5% game completion. 110 levels for 5%.
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      2. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        I'm 40 missions in and we have no plan for defeating the fortress, but it sometimes makes an appearance to lay the hurt on any army we're using, as it "walks through the area" and deploys a ton of troops. The Godzilla thing went really well too...
        Jul 18, 2019
      3. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        With Godzilla, it just shows up in the middle of a regular mission and the objective changes to, "Take it out!". You pour on damage until it's almost dead and it runs away, out of the map. I assume you can kill it, but I couldn't pour on enough damage. The dialogue says we retreated. But, about 20 missions later... We've got specialized tanks now to kill it, and a huge operation to do so.
        Jul 18, 2019
      4. Tai_MT
        Tai_MT
        So, we go through the motion of the mission and the new tanks actually do a crapload of damage to it, and we actually put it down. However, in the middle of the fight, the radio is alive with chatter about a new giant monster headed our way. We are like, "We'll just kill it too!". It doesn't work. It smashes through our new tanks and we're told to Retreat. Overall, just much better storytelling.
        Jul 18, 2019
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