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  • Does anyone know how in the world I become a Member+ ? I tried buying the year subscription with PayPal, but it tells me that I can't use my credit card to do so.
    Fun fact: I can purchase digital copies of the programs with my credit card without incident. When I want to purchase Member+ status, however, it demands I use PayPal and then says my information is incorrect because my father uses my e-mail address for his PayPal. Why would one form of purchase ever need to work differently from the other? Seems silly to me...
    I just read why XCOM had been shut down for so long without a new installment. Apparantly, Hasbro didn't know jack about the video game industry and shut down two of their projects because they didn't produce profits or games in the first few months. There's a lesson in here for game designers.
    Clord
    Clord
    Not 100% sure what you are referring to since XCOM games are still coming out.
    Jef299
    Jef299
    I bought the new blue Xcom and I love it.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    There was a very large stint in development where XCOM games weren't being made at all until just recently. It's almost a twelve year gap between the last games and the new ones with two cancelled in between because of Hasbro.


    The lesson to be learned is that not every publisher has your best interests at heart and there are some who don't know how the industry works. Steer clear of 'em.
    I am currently in the middle of an argument about how terrible GTA actually is from a design standpoint. You should see the arguments for why people say it's good. Facestairs material right there.
    You know what sucks? Creating the same skill 15 times with different effects because you want the player to choose how the skill should work. I need a break from this.
    Given the options between a "Pure Utility" mage and a "Pure Damage" mage, which would you choose?
    Engr. Adiktuzmiko
    Engr. Adiktuzmiko
    Utility maybe, assuming there is another class in the game that can do the pure damage thingy
    ShinGamix
    ShinGamix
    Pure Assault mage, Pure Gaurdian Mage, and Pure Elite Mage sounds better to me.
    I just downloaded Gnomoria on Steam. I have to say, I think I like it more than Dwarf Fortress despite the "obvious alpha" stage of the game. Organization is just much easier!
    seita
    seita
    Yeah I picked up a tileset for DF but the top-down 2D visuals still gives me trouble. Plus the controls are so un-intuitive. How are they for Gnomoria?
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Gnomaria is mouse-controlled, though there are keyboard commands. It's an isometric view as well, which makes things a little weird to navigate... But at least you can rotate camera.
    seita
    seita
    I prefer the isometric view, and the mouse controls are a definite plus. I would rather have keyboard shortcuts supplement controls rather than be the only type of control.
    I just put a hidden joke item into my game, because not everything needs to be so serious. Walken Stick: Every game needs more cowbell.
    Lorenze
    Lorenze
    Automatic GOTY just for that.
    Engr. Adiktuzmiko
    Engr. Adiktuzmiko
    haha... my current project is a joke as a whole!... XD
    Like Malcom Reynolds... I, too, often wonder why things can't just go smooth.
    Diego2112
    Diego2112
    Once, just once, I want things to go according to the gorram plan!
    You know you're probably in trouble when you have 23 different kinds of weapons spread across 9 classes... At least most of these are different enough to add strategy to battle or equipment.
    It's becoming rapidly apparant to me that I won't make my "July" deadline for a demo. I guess there's always August...
    After careful consideration, I have decided to rename my game (for the second and final time). I am very pleased with the new name, especially considering that it fills both my quotas of "ties to the plot" and "non players won't know what it is.".
    There comes a point in database work where you realize you suddenly have no clue what you're doing. I really should go grab the manual for the whole "Dual Weilding" attribute you can put on a weapon.
    Vox Novus
    Vox Novus
    I believe you would want to set dual wielding to be a feature on a class or a character rather than setting it on a weapon.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    That was my initial issue and why I made that posting, ha ha. I had set daggers and other one-handed weapons to "dual weild" instead of just the class. I discovered my error during a playtest and went "man, I need to read instructions, I don't know jack!"
    Vox Novus
    Vox Novus
    oh, lol; glad you figured it out then.
    So, I spent what little time I did have to myself on listing what I want my classes to be able to equip. Coming up with "defaults" and then "surprises" was tricky, but maybe my classes will be unique enough after this that players will use them differently from each other.
    I miss playing D&D with my friends sometimes. I should see if I can learn 3rd edition to join my friends in that. Be a nice change from DMing.
    I just spent almost an entire week not working on my game. My friends kept bugging me to play games with them, so I accomplished nothing. Maybe taking a small break from the demo is a good thing?
    I'm not quite sure if I'm using this shadow tool correctly. I keep thinking that it looks strange to cut off two tiles from the top of everything as well as carrying the shadow all the way to the top.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Draw some buildings to see how the shadow tiles are used by default, then make sure any shadows you place manually follow the same pattern. Starting 2 tiles from the top, and going all the way to the bottom, is the default, so stick with that. It just might take you a bit to get used to them. Personally, I don't like the shadows, so I remove them completely.
    Everything is better with AC/DC. EVERYTHING. I wish I had the rights to put their music into my game. They have the power to turn anything into pure awesome.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    Heroes catch their second wind and then "Back In Black" kicks in... Got a romance scene that needs some music... put on "Shook me all night long". Oh yes, life is amazing.
    TheBrogrammer
    TheBrogrammer
    Yo, someone should start an AC/DC styled music workshop, so we can get some old school rock soundtracks going for your games.
    Tai_MT
    Tai_MT
    That'd be awesome... if it were legal... I'm honestly not sure it would be. Though... It would be freakin' awesome.
    It's midnight and I've finally closed off my demo area. Now I just need to fill it in and detail it before adding in Questlines. But first, I need to go to bed. Goodnight everyone!
    I just finished adding a proper intro into my game. I am hoping that when I finally get to demo status, it will be appreciated.
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