Otzlowe's forum posts

#1 Posted by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

I can't handle anything Slender Man related. Traditional horror doesn't scare me much, but the idea of this lurking potential of horrifying shit chills my bones, especially since it's not just an "I'M GON' EAT YOU!" monster.

And yet, I kinda' want to play Slender. ;_;

#2 Posted by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

XII was great and comes closer to being one of my favorite games ever with every year that passes. I'm fairly sure that the people who hate it are the ones who played it for ten minutes, went, "THIS IS MMO COMBAT SYSTEM, HUR." and then shat all over it for not being exactly like every other FF game out there.

Which is why FFXIII came to be and was subsequently awful. You can thank those people.

#3 Posted by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

One thing you might benefit from when working with a tablet is some non-standard, hard-edged brushes. Part of the reason I dislike digital painting rather than traditional painting is because it takes extra work to keep it from looking airbrushed (which comes from having round brushes with feathered edges, much like how an airbrush sprays).

As a result, if you're interested in making your work a little more "painterly" it might be worthwhile to try out some square brushes. This was just a quick search, but something like this might be interesting to play around with: http://cghub.com/scripts/view/92/

I mention this mostly because it looks like you've made a lot of improvements and you're probably close to hitting something of a "skill ceiling" using stock photoshop offerings. That said, nice job.

#4 Edited by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

@Otzlowe said:

Baryonyx. Its primary diet was fish and it's basically a giant chicken. Best of both worlds!

I was going to say Hadrosaurs because they're basically the dinosaur equivalent to cows, but then I remembered that beef is actually a tremendously boring meat and everyone is crazy for liking it so much.

Really? You think that chicken has more natural flavor than beef?

I didn't say anything about natural. However, I do definitely think that beef has a bland flavor, steak or no steak. I was being hyperbolic, but I generally dislike any meat that only tastes decent if it's still pink in the center. That texture makes me want to vomit.

#5 Posted by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

@Hunter5024 said:

Wouldn't they taste a lot like crocodile?? People actually eat that stuff so we should ask them... or maybe its alligators... I honestly have no idea what the difference is.

Crocodiles are an order of animals, alligators are a particular species. People never explain it well. They always make it sound like crocodiles and alligators are different sub-species. I never learned this until recently, myself.

#6 Posted by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

@Grimhild: Oh man, I could totally get behind that. That would be great! Being able to put your resources toward something bigger-picture like that would actually be a lot of fun. (Probably also nearly impossible), but I would play the shit out of that.

#7 Posted by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

@Grimhild said:

@Otzlowe said:

I don't understand the fascination with this mod. I played it for a few weeks and realized that there's not much to do but interact with people and everyone shoots on sight, making that somewhat of an unlikely thing.

That, and every time I died, without fail, was due to a bug, hackers or server instability and that got annoying kinda fast. I wanted to like it, but ehhhh. :(

I pretty much feel the same way. It has a lot of potential, and it's still in alpha, but the "end game" is basically a buggy FFA deathmatch. It's fun when everything works and most the people on the servers aren't complete dicks, but that's pretty rare. Not writing it off yet, but as of now I've pretty much seen all it has to offer.

Once you actually get kitted up well, there's nothing to do really but defend yourself against (or grief) people that will invariably try to kill you since you're running around with a sniper rifle and a wookie suit. Even the player that has the best intentions most of the time will most likely just try to gank you the first chance they get.

Again, not writing it off yet, though.

I think I've written it off, but not due to a lack of potential. I mostly just decided that, of all the comparable time-sink games I have ever played, less fun happened in those spans of time. That, and I'm a carebear and don't shoot other players. For me, that makes the end game, "Eat food and don't die," so I figured I'd be better off just playing regular ArmaA II.

#8 Posted by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

Baryonyx. Its primary diet was fish and it's basically a giant chicken. Best of both worlds!

I was going to say Hadrosaurs because they're basically the dinosaur equivalent to cows, but then I remembered that beef is actually a tremendously boring meat and everyone is crazy for liking it so much.

#9 Posted by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

I don't understand the fascination with this mod. I played it for a few weeks and realized that there's not much to do but interact with people and everyone shoots on sight, making that somewhat of an unlikely thing.

That, and every time I died, without fail, was due to a bug, hackers or server instability and that got annoying kinda fast. I wanted to like it, but ehhhh. :(

#10 Edited by Otzlowe (337 posts) -

@AuthenticM said:

@CaLe said:

@Benny said:

Some people on this site use the term 'Meta game' like it means 'another layer' and that drives me fucking nuts.

What is it supposed to mean?

A "meta-game" would be a video game about people playing video games. Like Game Room, to an extent.

A meta-game is not confined only to being a video game. It can very easily refer to any kind of activity focused on the actions of a game while occurring outside of the proper game to the point of which the activities become very much a part of the game / a game in itself.