Discussion in 'Drama Llama Holding Pen' started by MrMolecule, Apr 5, 2012.
I like that thread.
An adorable kitten with a knack for finding game sales.
Nobody likes that and changing the culture can be hard. Similar conversations have occurred in other parts of the forum. (For example the Game of Thrones tv thread) Ultimately, a second "anything goes" thread was created, but it's possible the "grognards" are more confrontational about possible spoilers or even hints about them. I do think calling people out on that behavior is the best way to change it.
Sometimes just telling someone there is a spoiler is a spoiler, because then you're on the lookout for a spoiler.
Exactly. This is also why I try to use PMs to talk to people about spoilers when I see them, instead of calling people out in public, because that just draws attention to the vague thing in question and what might have been ambiguously spoilery becomes obviously spoilery.
Maybe someone should continue it (hint hint!)
I love seeing all of those old like-devoid threads. It took everyone a couple months to really latch onto the concept.
Some of those threads (like mine) predate Xenforo, so that's probably why they're devoid of likes.
Some of us were members back then, but we didn't post because too many weirdos were posting things like "post a related image" threads.
My first post here was about Skyrim. I have still never finished the main quest.
Me either, we should form a club.
Newsflash: You are not precious flowers.
Well, you can always self-police by calling out people who behave badly and shaming them into stopping until you have established a forum consensus on what's appropriate or not. That's the sangry grognard approach.
That actually IS happening to a certain extent. The series of posts starting here is a good example. I wouldn't exactly call it shaming though...
(One thing I appreciated was that the person pointing out the spoiler didn't actually quote the actual spoiler. Which is a common mistake a loooot of forum posters make when doing this!)
That's why I said to talk to
Elyscape. Maybe start a thread in LP to discuss the issue and see what people think. If you guys come to a general consensus, he can post a LP guidelines thread that spells it out even if it's just to say, "Feel free to discuss what's happened, but don't be a dick about what hasn't."
I hate spoilers in LP threads. Hate them.
See, that's why I play horrible games that nobody else wants to play. People don't want to play themselves so there are no spoilers! Even if they are, they're usually appreciated, like "THIS GAME MAY GIVE YOU EPILEPSY ATTACKS" and stuff.
I already did and he replied to me, actually. He's apparently working on a rules sticky right now which will talk about the spoiler issue, so we'll just have to wait and see if that helps.
Alternatively, if you're not willing to fully commit to shaming, consider recruiting a sangry grognard to do it for you. Based on his performance in the Game of Thrones TV thread and his confessed love of LPs, I suggest
Argh, that makes me want to tell someone off. There is no downside to using spoilers. If it could even possibly be considered a spoiler, use the tags. You aren't hurting anyone by doing so, and it takes all of two seconds to add them. It drives me nuts to see people arguing against having to use spoilers as if it's some huge inconvenience that makes life so much harder.
Isn't that like trying to kill a cockroach with a nuclear weapon?
Well, do you want the cockroach to die or not?
I have news for you:
Things that I like: massive "Like" spam from a Wizardry 8 Let's Play. Also, people who are excited enough about it to have been all "ooh, I wanna be one of the characters!".
I'm actually quite surprised that we haven't had someone die yet.
Nothing like a death in a Wizardry game to get in some new blood... if only because there's a good chance the priests will fuck up the resurrection and turn your corpse into fine particulate.
WELL I KNOW SOMEONE WHO WON'T BE GETTING A GUARDIAN ANGEL FOR THE NEXT ROACH FIGHT. >:|
Adventuring lesson #1: Always suck up to the priest.
Have I mentioned how awesome you are, Ozzo? And is that a new hat? It's stunning.
Hey. HEY. I meant the temple priests.
Seriously though, that's one of the really rude awakenings in the older Wizardry titles. All I'll say is that if game!Eru dies, we go to get him raised, and the priests start chanting about 'cleansing flames', I'm gonna cry.
Why yes, thank you! I think it matches perfectly with my aquamarine skin. From my mother's side, doncha know.
...I have a feeling we should actually link the Wizardry 8 LP that Aaron's doing, for the benefit of the forum... so let it be done!
Because when I look here and there, I can see 1ReasonWhy the two places are very different and know which side I'm more comfortable with.
Suck it up, princess! It's not like that's a real problem.
I'm just waiting for "Really guys? So every time some woman tweets that she doesn't like pink games or her boss thinks she can't code because she's a girl, we're going to talk about this again? This is getting awfully personal and we have a lot one or two developers who post here and should be comfortable doing so. I mean, I'm not going to ban anyone over it, but there are other places to wage this crusade, maybe at the local Curves."
It's not unimaginable.
I like pink games. I even bought that King's Bounty game just so I could have a pink dragon.
Unfortunately I hated every moment of it.
Serious gaming question -- why?
What do I like about being broken today? Hmmm...that the forum mods don't post a bunch of bigoted and misogynistic pics and then try to defend it.
I don't like games about stacking piles of units and bashing them together. It's stupid. The initial selection where I picked out my tactical style was the interesting choice. Every additional +1 unit is a repetitive minimax problem about resource allocation. Yaaaawn.
Also the tactical puzzles posed were dull as dishwate in the early campaign, and the spool up to ones that didn't suck was faaaaar too long for my tastes.
I much prefer DoW2 style of tactical gameplay, where you pick a small number of relatively durable units and buy them additional abilities, then focus on keeping them alive. Basically Pokemon as a map driven (as opposed to menu driven) game.
Speaking of which I'm trying to get into AoE3 and, uh, time has not been kind to this style of game. The card based play is interesting and the idea of base as city with a genuine economic game to play is kinda neat, but the constant spamming of mostly irrelevant individual units maneuvered as a faceless ctrl-group horde isn't.
At least the pink dragon was cute.
It was on another gaming website and like all of 'em, they have a picture thread. One of the mods posted some tremendously bigoted pics in it and a couple of the other mods let them stand. The owner of the site, who is a good guy, finally removed them but downplayed the whole thing to the point it was like "don't be oversensitive". Needless to say, I don't feel overly welcome there at the present moment.
Ah ok, I sometimes forget there's more than two forums on the internet.
There's only two. Reddit and everything else. :)
and I don't have a Reddit account
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