I used to be a moderator on an RPGMaker forum. These people are literally worse than the worst people on an RPGMaker forum. It took a few moments for me to have that properly sink in.
kal-elk, August 01, 2013, 12:26:25 pm
I spent the summer I was 15 laboriously working on an RM2K game that was never finished because 1) I was so obsessed with detail work that I never got past maybe 20 minutes of actual gameplay, 2) I lost the files to viruses twice, and 3) no 15-year-old actually finishes RM2K games. Even then, I knew I was doing it for myself and maybe five people, all of whom were close friends. I only ever played other
RM2K games two or three times, and they were routinely terrible. There's episode material in these guys if they still exist--people frantically pumping out cookie-cutter games that they're convinced are avant-garde, all of them expecting their games to be played but not interested in playing anyone else's games.
That's having never actually been on the forums. I would love to hear your horror stories, and I mean that. I dunno what kind of grand plots people have, since the ones I played were a generic RPG, an attempt at breaking the system hard enough it was a Pokemon clone, and a machinimamahnahmahnah of someone's FFVI fanfic. Someone's terrible
Great episode, reminded me of good old Imari from the Portal of Evil days.KingKalamari, August 01, 2013, 05:44:31 pm
Speaking of, does anyone else remember Sack of Flour
Probably one of the most innocuous PoE exhibits I ever visited. Sack of Flour. Back when ROMhacking was still black magic, some guy decided to build this thing from the ground up. A game about a sack of flour.
A History of SoF This is a short paragraph about the game Sack of Flour. I (TRM) wrote this article based on information Bob had told me. Anyway around late 2000/early 2001 someone had made a rom hack of Legend of Zelda which had gained alot of recognition on Slashdot. Bob tried the game and he thought it was a very poor NES rom hack; he said that he could make a better game than that. Bob went to the NES Dev site and he decided that he actually would make a "good" NES game. The reason Bob was prompted to choose a Sack of Flour as the main character was because of a picture of a Sack of Flour that Bob had seen. The picture showed the SoF in all sorts of emotional states, which is sued to show that in the disney sort of animation. Bob asked the academic advisor if he could get credit for making a NES game. The advisor said yes and the rest is history! I'll keep you informed on this awesome project.
Everyone involved in the game--which is complete, downloadable, playable and can apparently be completed in roughly five minutes
--got college credit and moved on with their lives. This means that everyone on the Fantendo Wiki has been outdone by a fucking sack of flour
Sack of Flour.