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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 7277800 times)

Lenglon

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98910 on: March 28, 2016, 02:02:39 pm »

Are you making your project for yourself or for others?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98911 on: March 28, 2016, 02:03:18 pm »

You can play a fort without ever touching them, but its a pretty significant feature that opens a whole new layer of complexity to your fort, and most importantly, another way to get people into your fort that aren't semi-useless dwarves with random irrelevant skills :v
Yeah, I'm actually excited about these things. My latest map has a lake with a very narrow portion (as in literally one tile wide) with an impassable mountain section on the left bank and a lightly forested grassy hills on the right bank. Incoming migrants/invaders/trade wagons/etc come in on the right side. So I've created a "trade town" above ground on the right bank, with bridges going into the actual dwarf fortress on the left bank. The trade depot, temples, taverns, etc will be in the lightly fortified trade town, while the actual fortress will be damn near-impregnable.

Looking forward to seeing how it goes.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98912 on: March 28, 2016, 02:04:43 pm »

Are you making your project for yourself or for others?

Both.

I want to make a project. Yet I am a very "Others" minded and find it hard to remain motivated under my own power.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98913 on: March 28, 2016, 02:17:46 pm »

Are you making your project for yourself or for others?

Both.

I want to make a project. Yet I am a very "Others" minded and find it hard to remain motivated under my own power.
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I am demoralized with my Visual Novel project due to not wanting to disappoint the many people whose stuff I can't use...
You seem anxious that you'll disappoint the VN people, and as a result are afraid to produce anything at all.
That's actually super-easy for me to understand (social anxiety GO!) but it's counterproductive. Just throw something together. It won't be up to standard, and that's fine. After you have the basic framework done, the rough, ugly, you-constantly-want-to-beat-yourself-up-for-it-not-being-perfect-on-the-very-first-try first draft done and out there, you'll find things are, although not magically easy, a ton easier than they were before. after that just upgrade it, refine it, improve it, and so on.
While I desperately want to make a RPGMaker MV project.

Yet one gets a lot of posts and the other doesn't... and Lack of response makes me nervous. Maybe I need to lay the foundation first.
alternately, just say F it, and do what you really want, others be damned. The whole point of the exercise is for you to make something you enjoy having made and can be proud of. If that's the RPGmaker project, then just up and do it. it'll draw a ton more attention once you have it up and working.

Either way, better to make something than sit there torn between them doing neither.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98914 on: March 28, 2016, 02:18:14 pm »

Me: Huh, she's wearing a sailor outfit

Younger sister: Oh, that's cool, I wonder if something cosplay related is going on

Me: Oh she's going into a restaurant. Are those more people wearing those

Younger Sister: Oh god, NO

I have no idea what to think of this.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98915 on: March 28, 2016, 02:21:58 pm »

Ohh man, when I was getting out of the usnavi the Peanut butters were going in.


The PBs look like fake chiefs uniforms but they really do a good job accentuating the hips.
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« Reply #98916 on: March 28, 2016, 02:38:08 pm »

Your right. I am not happy about disappointing people in my Visual novel thing... and I don't want to leave people behind, but they are definitely not gonna catch up.

So i'll abandon that for RPG maker.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98917 on: March 28, 2016, 06:07:39 pm »

Me: Huh, she's wearing a sailor outfit

Younger sister: Oh, that's cool, I wonder if something cosplay related is going on

Me: Oh she's going into a restaurant. Are those more people wearing those

Younger Sister: Oh god, NO

I have no idea what to think of this.
I don't know either because the image isn't working.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98918 on: March 28, 2016, 06:08:34 pm »

Me: Huh, she's wearing a sailor outfit

Younger sister: Oh, that's cool, I wonder if something cosplay related is going on

Me: Oh she's going into a restaurant. Are those more people wearing those

Younger Sister: Oh god, NO

I have no idea what to think of this.
I don't know either because the image isn't working.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98919 on: March 28, 2016, 06:28:08 pm »

Just had a really weird panic about go.

My ranking on the game site went down, because I lost matches against weaker players, and I nearly got to 19 kyu (worse than 18th). I started panicking, but kept losing matches, partially because it was too late. I began to think that I was getting stupider.

Then I finally realised that I wasn't playing stronger players, in part because it takes longer to find matches against them (player numbers petering off at every level so far), but later because I was scared to lose again, and wanted to win against weaker players, to fufill my sense of self-worth and give me my confidence back. This meant it would be pretty much impossible to rank up, as a victory against a 23 kyu (weak) player gains me little to nothing, while I gain around 1/4 of a kyu by beating a 17 kyu (stonger), and the reverse is true when applied to rank loss on losing.

I also was losing more against lower level players because I was playing weak-agressive and too fast, and didn't want to let myself admit they were a threat. So it was really a viscious cycle. But happily, I know now that I just need to go up against stronger players.

This all happened in about 4 hours. I know I seem a bit rank-obssessed, like one of those kdr fetishists playing fps, but your rank should average to your ability on the go site, so it going steadily down is very scary; as if one is losing brain cells.

While this probably wasn't very interesting, writing it was helpful and cathartic. Maybe there should be a "things that made you anxious and upset but you then realised were inconsequential" thread.

All I really learned in the end was that being lazy and picking the low hanging fruit never pays. Losing is fun: a DF and souls fan should not have forgotten this.
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« Reply #98920 on: March 28, 2016, 06:36:49 pm »

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98921 on: March 28, 2016, 06:51:45 pm »

PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE.

Out of the blue, recruiter who fell off the map, comes and says I have a phone interview tomorrow, with of all things a large firm.

They're worried I've been out on my own too long, and have no large firm experience. Not much I can do with that really. Let's see what they do. They call this a "lateral hire." (sigh).

I'm not even going to touch all the craziness I went through or the corrupt jerks who went to jail after trying and failing to avoid that by retaliating against me for having some basic morality. It's odd, on a personal level, people understand and agree with me turning in corrupt officials (especially the ones who hurt kids). Professionally, god help you if you ever turn in anyone for any reason, no matter how justified, or how horrible the thing they did was.

(Shrugs)

I'm a little off by this. I don't know what to think.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #98922 on: March 28, 2016, 06:54:35 pm »

PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE
fite me

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In seriousness, it's a disgrace that people fighting corruption like yourself end up with the short end of the stick. Should be the other way around, but apparently muh profits is a convincing argument.
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« Reply #98923 on: March 28, 2016, 07:41:57 pm »

I get that I come across as odd for the no quoting thing. I've explained it repeatedly and really no thank you on a repeat. When you've been burn noticed for doing the right thing, yeah....

Anyhow. Thank you for the serious part. It's kinda nuts, and I appreciate the sentiment.
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« Reply #98924 on: March 28, 2016, 09:21:49 pm »

Muh profits is a VERY convincing argument when the people making the decision are on the receiving end of some most of the profits.
That's how revolutions happen
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