Brackynews's forum posts

#1 Posted by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

It took me six months to finish Ocarina of Time.

Motherfucker, I still haven't finished Wind Waker. :D

#2 Edited by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos said:

@virtualpolecat said:

@brackynews's point is valid, nonetheless.

He said never and I was just saying that there are successful kickstarters.

I could've said "not" if you get frustrated by hyperbole. ;) And yes I'm well aware Shovel Knight beat the odds, I remember hearing about it long time ago from EpicNameBro.

Polecat made my summary point more factually that I would have, thanks. I would've simply posted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exception_that_proves_the_rule, in that successful video game Kickstarters would seem to be the exception. That reinforces having great expectations is setting up for disappointment. Remember the Pitfall developer trying one? Are people super-happy with Broken Age? It's interesting...

And let me be clear, I'm mainly being critical of the middlemen taking a percentage. For all the failed KS that do not complete, one assumes that the processing fees of the successful ones make up for it. Does that make a $150k premium a fair amount to withhold from a struggling creator? I'm not sure.

Also I'm pleased to buy Shovel Knight now instead of when it was cheaper because they still actually need to make a profit now, and I know what I'm getting. Generally I will give any KS I want to support $5 or so, rarely even enough for the lowest reward tier. I gave it a fair try early on, I just try to expect nothing in return.

#3 Edited by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

Fundamentally this sounds like Spec Ops: The Line (which I enjoyed) but with more bandannas.

Permanently putting W_D on my Don't Bother list.

#4 Edited by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

And my track record of never expecting anything out of Kickstarter projects continues unbroken. Paying artists lump sum before they actually begin work is madness. Half-start, half-delivery is the only safe compromise, and I'd want 10 years of expertise before I ever agreed to let someone be paid on good faith. 35,000 is not a retainer fee.

no one and I mean NO ONE has gotten rich from this effort or is even better off then when we started,

This is incorrect. Amazon and Kickstarter jointly pocketed $152,665. That is where people's money went.

We had no way to force that person to pay back any of the funds and it was a bitter lesson to learn. Always get every possible scenario in writing or you will have no legal recourse.

It's interesting that this statement echos how many backers feel.

#5 Edited by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos said:

I was surprised by how respectful they were during the One Piece quicklook.

That's the show with Goku, right?

#6 Posted by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

Excavation Muhammedan is my favourite robot master boss.

#7 Edited by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

I created this original image for the UMN page, because no clear art existed for it, and used it ever since. Like many, a unique avatar is much more recognizable than even a forum name. Especially for the old-timers like me without massive post counts. I've also created a few that you may have seen others use.

At site launch, my avi was a bad crop of a James Pond box, and my profile page art was the Solar Jetman box. On Joystiq I made a Solar Jetman profile and avatar but I don't think I used it here or it would be in my gallery. Heh. Joystiq.

#8 Edited by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

@video_game_king: The only result I desire from all this Xbawkery is Adam Boyes appearing on camera with a big shiny "Net Yaroze 4" lapel button. :D

#9 Edited by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

@amyggen said:

A brilliant move by Valve.

I would agree that the great majority of what Valve releases to the public is brilliant, at least in the long run. Talented people and a refined process of execution.

It truly makes me wonder about the kinds of insanity that get erased from the whiteboard.

#10 Edited by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

FF8, the only game that lets you say "5 more Sleeps!" again and again and again. I remember a lot of people upset that they would miss GFs (especially Siren) by not drawing from the correct enemy.

I'm pretty satisfied with the PC's official save cheat. Having a long history of hacking memory and save files on the PS1, I've finished this game enough times that I really don't need to be drawing shit like Fire and Cure right off the bat. And of course I milked the hell out of the intro mission. Those dues are paid.

@thatpinguino: Right. I couldn't remember the name. For anyone who doesn't know, you can choose a save file to be hacked by the game client (or does it actually connect to the server?), giving your party a pile of high grade magic. I'm just guessing but I doubt I'll need to draw for stat boost purposes for the first 20 hours.