TheoAllen
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TheoAllen

Self-proclaimed jack of all trades, Male, from Riftverse

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Me: *write a code today*. Also me in the next day: "How the heck I did that?" Sep 23, 2018 at 7:05 PM

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    1. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Me: *write a code today*. Also me in the next day: "How the heck I did that?"
      1. DivideByZero likes this.
      2. DivideByZero
        DivideByZero
        Ha! I did that a while ago. You spend four hours the next day trying to work out how you did it.
        Sep 23, 2018 at 7:18 PM
    2. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Most of time, ppl complain how stupid AI in games are. Yet they also don't want to get beaten all times if it's too smart.
      1. Matseb2611 likes this.
      2. Windows i7
        Windows i7
        Not to mention, who doesn't like exploiting AI weaknesses? You know, lure them into walking over that proximity mine you laid and watching them go boom.
        Sep 23, 2018 at 10:29 AM
      3. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        HOMM3 actually had this problem, they made the AI too good, which resulted in a campaign that to this day few have ever beaten.
        Sep 23, 2018 at 10:41 AM
    3. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Mobile games feels like a labor than actual playing these days. You 'play' bcz you don't want to miss the event.
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      2. Wavelength
        Wavelength
        @FleshToDust I think every large game company should have psychologists on staff! Not only to figure out how to drive ("manipulate") player behavior, but also to figure out how to make the games feel fun and compelling. Tapping into the brain's sense of flow, and framing identical mechanics in ways that feel rewarding rather than punishing, are things a psychologist can advise us on.
        Sep 23, 2018 at 3:11 AM
      3. Wavelength
        Wavelength
        Speaking to the more general topic addressed here, though, I totally agree that mobile games (and increasingly other games) feel like way too much of a chore and not enough of a fun experience on its own merits.

        Aside from Events, there's also the sense with energy systems that you don't want to "waste" your opportunities to grind for power/materials each day!
        Sep 23, 2018 at 3:12 AM
      4. Sharm
        Sharm
        There is a difference between figuring out how to communicate better and figuring out how to manipulate people better. Specifically setting up the game to best cause a change in brain chemistry so that the user will continue paying for and playing a game they hate is inethical, especially since the majority of these games are aimed at children.
        Sep 23, 2018 at 4:09 AM
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    4. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      getting closer
      1. Poryg
        Poryg
        I don't think I like the traily cursor to be honest.
        Sep 21, 2018 at 3:10 PM
      2. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        It's been shortened.
        Sep 21, 2018 at 3:17 PM
    5. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Meanwhile everyone are making RPG, me (totally not) sidetracking
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      2. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Sure that sounds like an idea, but everything needs to be tested to make sure it won't feels like derping around.
        Sep 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM
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      3. Philosophus Vagus
        Philosophus Vagus
        @MushroomCake28 my biggest issue is getting them to work around my cover system. Getting them to pick off the squishiest ally is easy, getting them to differentiate between an ally entrenched in cover to the point that their hit rate is virtually nil, and cycle around to get a better shot while keeping themselves out of your line of sight as much as possible is a horrible headache.
        Sep 21, 2018 at 2:41 AM
      4. MushroomCake28
        MushroomCake28
        @Philosophus Vagus That is indeed trickier. If I had to think of something, I would draw a virtual straight line perpendicular from the enemy-ally line, and then test different position on that perpendicular line to see if a straight line from there gets to the target without interruption. After that, it would look for the smallest angle from which it can hit the target.
        Sep 21, 2018 at 5:03 AM
    6. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      If a side character said "this plan wont work", it's absolutely won't work. Stop trying and listen to them.
      1. Uzuki and kovak like this.
      2. DivideByZero
        DivideByZero
        But is he 'Lawful Good' or 'Chaotic Evil'? :D
        Sep 19, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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      3. Otto
        Otto
        I disagree. That side character could be a backstabbing basterd that's secretly working for the enemy behind my back, for all I know. And my plan is actually super cool so he wants to talk me out of it!
        Gibbs Rule #3: Don't believe what you are told. Double check!

        lol
        Sep 19, 2018 at 6:58 AM
    7. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      now this is a neptuna I wanna play
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      2. cabfe
        cabfe
        Anime chara design in a realistic environment kind of clash though.
        Sep 18, 2018 at 2:08 PM
      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        u guys are no fun :(
        Sep 18, 2018 at 2:39 PM
      4. Kes
        Kes
        Badass 5 year olds with pink hair take on the world. Hmm, yeah, hmm.
        Sep 18, 2018 at 4:41 PM
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    8. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      "RMVXA improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest, but also the greatest engine in the RM Series" - RMW frontpage
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      3. SOC
        SOC
        VXA does have the best RTP graphics, but MV's plugin support trumps scripts.
        Sep 17, 2018
      4. Sharm
        Sharm
        Best RTP is XP! I'll admit that Ace is better for some parts but XP wins with quality and numbers, IMHO. I think Ace wins at ease of use right now, if you want a reason why it might still be the "Greatest".
        Sep 17, 2018
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      5. TakeHomeTheCup
        TakeHomeTheCup
        I love the XP RTP.
        Sep 17, 2018
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    9. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      If u have a full time to dev ur game. How much percentage u'd spend for actual dev the game, getting stuck, bored, and burntout?
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      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        @Isabella Ava I've grown to like this community over the years because most people are nice and supportive. Sure, I've encountered some crappy people, but most aren't like that. I think there are a fair few people here who have to cope with mental and physical illnesses\disabilities.
        Sep 16, 2018
        MushroomCake28 and Isabella Ava like this.
      3. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        I need to take a break every now and again. But it's back to work eventually. I find a break though helps rejuvenate you.
        Sep 16, 2018
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      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        As a teacher I get the semester breaks, which is when I usually go full time on the game. I find that how that works is I work on it hard from 7 am - 11 am, then I take a break for the afternoon, and sometimes return from 5 - 9 pm.
        Sep 17, 2018
    10. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Watching some random science vid that use public domain song I know is kinda immersion breaking.
      1. MushroomCake28 and The Stranger like this.
      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Reminds me of the time I heard a Kevin MacLeod track in a TV show.
        Sep 14, 2018
    11. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      We live in a time where Apple is expensive.
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      3. Poryg
        Poryg
        When Jobs was in top, it wasn't so bad. It wasn't particularly good, but it wasn't terrible. And it's not just the prices. Also obsolete hw. cpu throttling that they desperately tried to keep secret, monopoly on iphone parts, monopoly on the app store, which also has hardcore policies to ensure publishing apps is as difficult as possible, unstable OS and the impossibility to downgrade,...
        Sep 13, 2018
      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Apples are super expensive. Had to pay £4 for a bag of six the other day, what a rip off.
        Sep 13, 2018
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      5. taarna23
        taarna23
        I ended up getting an iphone because I didn't want to replace the stuff I had on my ipod touch. I'm still rocking my iphone 6 that was new when I got it.
        Sep 14, 2018
    12. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      So much things to learn, so little time to do :(
      1. sleepy_sealion
        sleepy_sealion
        same dude. time compression needs to be a thing.
        Sep 12, 2018
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      2. Kuro DCupu
        Kuro DCupu
        So much things to do, so little time to learn
        Sep 13, 2018
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    14. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      What is the longest time you could put a song in a playlist and listen to it before it loses its charm?
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      2. Prescott
        Prescott
        While I was moving last year, I listened to nothing but Ocean Man by Ween for a full 48 hours. I don't know why. I didn't get sick of it but everyone else definitely did xD
        Sep 11, 2018
      3. Otto
        Otto
        Don't ask me... I've been listening to Johnny Cash non stop for the last 30 years... lol
        Sep 11, 2018
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      4. starlight dream
        starlight dream
        A few years.
        Sep 12, 2018
    15. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      If my game took 2 years to complete but only like 6 months working effectively on it. Will i say 2 years or 6 months in making?
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      2. richter_h
        richter_h
        Two years, because the requirements to actually complete the game sometimes obtained from off-dev time
        Sep 10, 2018
      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        What is this requirement you're talking about? Suppose there is no direct requirement like you just busy irl or simply didn't have much time to dev the game or addicted to other game to care about your own game
        Sep 11, 2018
      4. richter_h
        richter_h
        I tend to put brainstorming session and all things non-technical like writing lore in off-dev time, but yeah, mostly are IRL stuffs which may or may not give an impact to the overall dev.
        Sep 11, 2018
    16. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Will kids that were born these years can appreciate how beautiful is 8-bit and pixel are?
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      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        @The Stranger are u talking about urself? Or response to my question?

        To be fair, this particular vid was quite biased bcz i liked the anime lol. So seeing this remix was something
        Sep 10, 2018
      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Personally, I can't stand the 8-bit style. I do love smoother, more detailed pixel art, though. TBH, I'm not even sure if I ever played 8-bit games as a kid.
        Sep 10, 2018
      5. cabfe
        cabfe
        I appreciate it more since I started pixel art. Now I understand how much work is in it and I admire the artist/animator.
        Sep 11, 2018
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    17. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      They said silence is golden. So whenever your char get silenced, they should produce more gold.
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      2. richter_h
        richter_h
        ...I can hear gold coins dropping already now.
        Sep 9, 2018
      3. cabfe
        cabfe
        And the most powerful weapon should be a pen.
        Hmm, there may be a way to make a fun game with all those expressions!
        Sep 9, 2018
      4. Poryg
        Poryg
        But that will hyperdeflate the gold values. Because heroes don't talk when they go from point A to point B, it means this should also be generating gold. It should also generate gold when you load the game, because the characters were silent between saving and loading.
        Sep 9, 2018
    18. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      this hits me hard right to the kokoro
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      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        I love Terrible Writing Advice. :D
        Sep 9, 2018
      3. Milennin
        Milennin
        My bro needs to watch this. He's been ------thinking------- of writing something for years now, but still hasn't produced any results, despite saying he really ----------wants------------ to write something.
        Sep 9, 2018
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      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        I've been watching most of their vid, and this so far is so accurate to describe my condition.
        Sep 9, 2018
        The Stranger likes this.
    19. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      I still don't understand how some people like furries.
      1. ShinGamix and The Stranger like this.
      2. WhiteW
        WhiteW
        The Way of the Fur is only for the enlightened... MWAHAHAHAH!
        Sep 8, 2018
        The Stranger likes this.
      3. SweetMeltyLove
        SweetMeltyLove
        Well there are worse kinks out there
        Sep 8, 2018
        The Stranger likes this.
      4. Mystic_Enigma
        Mystic_Enigma
        It's really difficult. There ARE some legitimately sane ones that you'd admire, but with the rest...Let's just say the less said, the better...:kaoswt:
        Sep 8, 2018
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    20. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Sometimes whenever I re-read my sentence again, it could have a (whole) different meaning than I intended.
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      3. Sharm
        Sharm
        The more I learn about how complicated language is and how it actually works, the more I realize that our ability to communicate at all is a miracle! Honestly, once you factor in the complexity of humans, our diverse experiences and points of view, we shouldn't be able to understand each other as well as we do.
        Sep 6, 2018
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      4. Sharm
        Sharm
        In other words, I've totally been there, and I don't think it's an uncommon thing.
        Sep 6, 2018
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      5. Otto
        Otto
        I know right?
        Unfortunatly, doesn't matter how clearly you explain and articulate your point, here on the internet you are at the mercy of how people interprete what you wrote. It happens to me all the time, to either be misinterpreted or to misinterprete something myself and end up thinking that the other dude is an entitled p**ck for no reason :(
        Sep 6, 2018
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