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  • Kind of amusing how many people you can make angry by ruining the "magic" of a "flawless" hard Mario Maker Level.
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    Still never tried that. I need a Switch :/
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I don't really own the game. I've just seen people doing the "Super Hard" levels. It ruins the magic in YouTube videos when you say, "wow, you're seeing the single flawless run they did of this map and not the 84671327603503128651275609 attempts they made before to memorize it." Peeps get angry :D
    I'm sort of tempted to release a "Dev Build" of my current game to get some proper playtests done.
    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Do it. Some feedback is better than zero.
    Lemonrice
    Lemonrice
    Highly recommend it. Provide your testers with debug/testing events and a list of specific things you need tested (tutorial, feature x, feature y...) it helps to break down the task and focus on finding bugs.
    PaladinJessa
    PaladinJessa
    Testers are great because they try things you wouldn't think to. You may not go near a wall with faulty collision because you know nothing is there, but your tester might. Tester may accidentally do things out of order. Etc.
    The original Link's Awakening was something I beat at 8 and that challenge is present at 34. The remake? Why is it easier than when I was 8?
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I was also disappointed that I was blazing through most of the dungeons in under 5 minutes due to the difficulty being scaled down... and was spending more time in the game getting the collectibles. I think only the last two dungeons took me any time at all. Dungeon 7 took me 20 minutes to finish due to the revamp of the horse puzzles (and their mechanics explained nowhere, while also being nonsensical).
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Dungeon 8 also took me about 20 minutes from sheer size of the place and needing to use the warp several times. The boss in Dungeon 7 took me about 15 seconds to beat while the boss of Dungeon 8 took me about a minute due to the changed hitboxes on the enemy and new mechanic he used.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I still love the "Link's Awakening" story and the world and the puzzles... But... It just feels like a far hollower experience than the original and even the first remake for the Gameboy Color.
    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...
    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
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Good luck! Let us know how you get on.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    oh, take a dozen backups of your project before you make any changes :D
    It always scares me when a DM doesn't set up rules for "stat minimum/maximum" at character generation.
    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    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.
    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.
    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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    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.
    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.
    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.
    It has been a really long time since I've enjoyed a game enough to actually finish it. Or want to finish it.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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".
    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.
    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.
    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
    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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    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.
    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
    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.
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    Borderlands 3: It's like playing Call of Duty Black Ops 3... except it's Borderlands. Very weird experience.
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    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.
    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.
    Be the change you want to see.
    Wavelength
    Wavelength
    @The Stranger wish I could give that last post a thousand likes. Alas, I can't.
    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.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    After all, how can we expect others to engage in behavior that we refuse to engage in?
    "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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    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.
    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.
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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Nintendo Switch Motion Controls. I hate them. With a passion. Breath of the Wild puzzles using them require me to cheat to beat them.
    Bastrophian
    Bastrophian
    :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.
    mylafter
    mylafter
    I agree with you 3,000!
    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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    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.
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    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
    Bought a Switch today. Doing first time set up o_O this is... a strange device so far...
    Nekohime1989
    Nekohime1989
    ill problably get it if they make another metroid prime
    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.
    Kristina
    Kristina
    I got one and honestly...it's my favorite device :)
    "Nothing amazing happens here. Everything is ordinary."
    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...
    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?
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