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  • I went to drive my car... and my check engine light is on, followed by intense vibration and a smell of burning rubber. o_O Awesome.
    Philosophus Vagus
    Philosophus Vagus
    That sucks, hopefully it's a simple fix and not something requiring a mechanic to look at it. I've been stuck trying to get a mechanic to change out some struts for me for two weeks now; makes me want to just invest in a lift...but where the hell would I put a lift?
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I have no idea what it may be. I went through the Owner's Manual and it says that if the Check Engine light is on, but it's not flashing and not red, that is' some sort of problem with the exhaust efficiency thing or something... And that can cause shaking or misfiring...
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I talked to my mom and she was telling me that it's probably just time for me to get a new car. That I got my $3000 out of this one (I've had it 8 years). So, I'll check my accounts and see what kind of money I have in order to see if I can afford another cheap little car, maybe. There goes the money I was saving for a house. :(
    The worst part about being a Supervisor is having to "babysit" staff, because nobody has ever learned how to be professional or mature.
    samkfj
    samkfj
    Yeah I getcha man. But yeah, it's the same everywhere... You wonder how some people managed to survive this long.
    RetroExcellent
    RetroExcellent
    I found that I had a talent for keeping people working, it's all about motivation, though some people are just not going to work no matter what you do.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    The workers directly under me tend to work and require very little motivation. It's the other "Divisions" where I work that tend to be the problem. Or rather, the way other divisions interact with mine... and my employees. Namely, unprofessionally and immature.
    Sometimes, I play a MOBA just to remind myself why MOBAs are terrible games. Same with "Hero shooters".
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    To each their own. I mean, I prefer to play as a Dragon if I can... but if I can't... Eh. And, in a "Hero Shooter" game, what I play depends highly on what they can do rather than what they look like. Looking cool means nothing to me in a MOBA or Hero Shooter if what I'm saddled with in terms of skills/abilities is garbage or unfun.
    Benny Jackdaw
    Benny Jackdaw
    Those types of games tend to have more than one character I like, so it's usually not that big a deal.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I just want to play a game where I can play the character I like 100% of the time. Not have to worry about "how close" any of the characters may be to the way I want to play. I think Smite was the only MOBA I enjoyed, but it had exactly ONE character that let me play how I wanted to. Fenrir (who lept around the battlefield and was a jungler, but I front-lined with him instead, 'cause the game let me).
    I've been playing my Steam games lately. Picked up Clannad… The game is as much of a tearjerker as the anime.
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    MushroomCake28
    MushroomCake28
    We have a Clannad expert here lol.
    Poryg
    Poryg
    I have spent weeks playing Clannad. Got all endings, including all bad endings. But had to do Tomoyo with a walkthrough, because I just couldn't get it right. That's when I found about the endings needed to unlock. You need 6 starlights in order to have the power to grant Nagisa the wish to restore her club through Tomoyo. The true ending will then result in the same way as Tomoyo's arc in the anime ova.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Well, that's sort of interesting and depressing then. o_O That means I'd have to play Nagisa at least twice to get her ending. Maybe I should try for the other ladies first then...
    I should've been working on my game for the 4 days I had off... or six days earlier. Instead, I've been wrapped up in Stellaris. Yup...
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    TheoAllen
    TheoAllen
    Granted, my bro stopped playing competitive games. He only wants a game he could express himself.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    @TheoAllen It plays a lot like Dwarf Fortress... if everyone in the colony was a criminal or had a psychological defect. "Sane" people are hard to come by. It is very much "Wild West" type of vibe. And yeah, the game is meant to be played as if you're creating a story. The problem is, it doesn't quite fit the DF motto of "losing is FUN!". Because... it's not very fun to lose in Rimworld…
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    When you lose in Rimworld, it is less about "I didn't know what I was doing", or "I wasn't paying attention" or "I wasn't prepared" and it's 100% about, "The game decided to inflict a fail state on me and there was nothing I could've ever done to prevent it or prepare for it.". Losing is also less spectacular.
    Am I the only one who finds it annoying that people will refuse to read what you write, but will reply to it anyway? Then complain about it?
    Fallout 76 has a Quest where you do busywork at a DMV to get some papers. WHO thought this would be a FUN quest?
    mlogan
    mlogan
    Lol, only 45 minutes? Nothing like the real DMV. :p In all seriousness though, it sounds like when I moved to a new state and had to get a new license. It literally took 4 trips because they would tell me what I needed, I’d take that in, it would be wrong. I’d go back with the new stuff. Wrong. It was so infuriating.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Our DMV isn't like that. They tell you everything you need before you come in, you come in, fill out the form, take a number, they call you, type your form into the computer, and then take a picture... it's like 15 minutes if the place isn't busy. I've been enjoying the game, but the DMV MAIN QUEST kind of made me angry.
    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    I think it depends on what state you are in. I live in the Midwest and our DMV is quick unless you go the last day of the month.
    I hate doing animations, but the longer I work with them, the more interesting things I figure out how to do with them. This is a problem.
    I've finished my opening cutscene, but there are several bugs that need to be ironed out... and now I'm thinking of rewriting pieces of it.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I tend to need to rethink my dialogue a lot. The things I think they'd say are not always things that real people would say. So, I end up rewriting dialogue when it feels "clunky" or "cringy".
    OmnislashXX
    OmnislashXX
    Well, That's when editing comes in. Sometimes I'll write out a whole cutscene in advance, then when I integrate it into the game, it will also go through edits. Then I'll run through the dialogue again and go through any more edits.
    Marsigne
    Marsigne
    @OmnislashXX 's way of editting sounds smart, I should think about mine too. Although, I kind of iron the bugs on the way as the method I do mostly doesn't give bugs (I tend to work from previous cinematic scenes so it tends to be bugless at times).
    I came back from work to 27 Alerts. I have no idea why that makes me so happy. :D But, I love having alerts.
    My new mouse came in! :D I'm so excited to try it out and have things work properly! Back to RM! :D
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    samkfj
    samkfj
    What kinda mouse? The taipan?
    trouble time
    trouble time
    How will small rodents help you with the Royal Marines?
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Yep, the Taipan. :D And they can help me with the Royal Marines by letting me strap itching powder to them to take out the RM! :D Ha ha.
    My mouse randomly double clicking (okay, frequently doing so) on its own has sent me to amazon in search of a new Razer Taipan.
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    Marsigne
    Marsigne
    Looks good! My bro got one that's recommended by gamers for competitive play, but I can get by with the one provided in any bundle. :)
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    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Yeah, I bought a Taipan a while back at Walmart for like $30. I've rather enjoyed it ever since. Unfortunately, all the "new" mouse options from Razer all have a million buttons or are "ergonomic", which always translates to, "massively uncomfortable and will give me carpal tunnel". So, I'm just going to buy the same mouse again. :D
    Marsigne
    Marsigne
    I've seen they're quite complicated, but if I'd get an expensive one, it'd be for the accuracy, just like I'd buy an expensive chair if it's comfortable rather than adding tons of pads. :)
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    It is always amusing to me that people form opinions first and then try to find facts to back them up. Not the other way around.
    Finnuval
    Finnuval
    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Agreed, it was just a random thought that came to mind though.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Forming the opinion first leads the person to having to defend that opinion to the death, even against overwhelming evidence that proves suppositions about that opinion are incorrect, invalid, or erroneous. But, if you are in possession of the facts first, and form an opinion afterwards... You are open to changing your opinion when new facts are presented and can't be forced to defend indefensible things.
    The more progress I make on my game, the scarier it gets to think, "I'm finished for the moment, people need to play it." It's terrifying.
    Wavelength
    Wavelength
    It can be a little terrifying, for sure. But it gets so much easier once you've asked a few people. Take a gulp, take the plunge, and don't worry too much about what people think - all feedback is an asset whether it's positive or negative.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Yeah, feedback is partially terrifying. Rejection is also partially terrifying. I think, for me, the most terrifying aspect is just "I'm done, now what?". At least with feedback and rejection, they give me places to go and things to do. But, if I don't get that and get ignored entirely? What then? That's terrifying to me.
    Finnuval
    Finnuval
    well it's a risk but still one you should take regardless. Wondering and doing nothing isn't an option ;)
    Went to Thanksgiving at my friends' house. Had to buy them butter, butter dishes, and foil. :D and my belt broke. Fun day!
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    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    It was his wife's first time hosting/cooking Thanksgiving dinner. She uh... forgot several things :D But, I helped out in a pinch and towards the end of the night, my belt broke as I was leaving the bathroom. :D Metal snapped. Holding your pants up while you shop for a new belt is quite a bit interesting. :D
    Finnuval
    Finnuval
    I once ripped my pants during bowling, had to staple it together as a quick fix so I kinda understand hahaha
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    Faye Valentine
    Faye Valentine
    I didn't even know "butter dishes" existed. We don't have those around here haha
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    I ran through most of my opening cutscene during my lunch hour. 20 minutes of opening cutscene to introduce characters? Nah, it's fine.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    @RetroExcellent If the story revolved around such a character :D It doesn't. Ha ha.

    @Shaz Yep. That's why I think it wholly depends on my skill as a writer... or lack thereof, for whether a player would lose their patience with my game before it even began. It's an assumed risk.
    punchybot
    punchybot
    Since it's a status, I'm sure you're not looking for criticism but I encourage you to talk about it in the forum and have an understanding why you're getting the feedback you are getting. Have an open mind about it!
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I understand why I'm getting the feedback I'm getting. I simply disagree due to the massive slew of games that take upwards of 30 minutes to even let you really play the game... that slog you through tons of tutorial nonsense and slowly open the game up to you through a drip feed. I think players are willing to tolerate an intro, provided they are engaged.
    Sometimes, in the world, there are just people who hate you. Nothing you can do will change their mind. The best you can do is smile. :D
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    Finnuval
    Finnuval
    @punchybot agreed. Unless said person chooses violence as their way of communication and poses a real threath. Then pity is no longer an option (in my book anyway).
    trouble time
    trouble time
    How do you know about my relationship with my mother.
    Windows i7
    Windows i7
    People can hate me all they want, it doesn't bother me. At the end of the day, it is only themselves they will be hurting by harboring hatred.
    Fallout 76 came out yesterday. I know there's lots of hate for it... But I like it and can't decide if I should play or work on my game.
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    Vance Raehart
    Vance Raehart
    It’s just more of a crappier version of Ark it seems. I have not played it so I don’t have a full opinion yet
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    OmnislashXX
    OmnislashXX
    I can't try it anyway like this. I still have a non working hand. That being said...,you'll probably get bored of it before too long. That's how it's been with every Bethesda game for me. They're fun for a while, but ultimately too long.
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    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    I actually played a lot of the BETA. Much of my time, I was simply annoyed that my friend didn't want to do Questing and supplying, but instead wanted to just wander around aimlessly and take on enemies that were too powerful. Playing by myself after the first day wasn't too bad. I helped a bunch of noobs and gained 3 levels just doing my Quests.
    I'm two scenes and 12 animations away from being able to drop the player into my game proper. Then the real work begins :D
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