@spoonman671: With current mechanics, stations are never destroyed. They can be conquered and renamed(so it probably wont have this name forever), but not destroyed. There are hints that CCP wants to change it, but for now, this station will remain until something major changes. It is only "invulnerable" until some other steps are taken to allow the station to be attackable!
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@forcen: One of my favorite Kite Co videos!
For reference on the outpost, 30B isk when we bought materials is about $600 worth of plex(game time cards). So cool to have a group that can pull this off all from the GB community. :D
Thanks to Everyone in Kite Co for making it possible. This thing was no small undertaking, and seeing Mattisen stress about it for like the last month trying to coordinate moving the thing was great! Love, Ryan Davis. Though the station may some day be conquered and change hands and names, Kite Co will remember this as the spot we made a permanent mark on the EVE universe. o7
Me and a buddy used to make and sell a ton of custom arcade sticks(and empty wooden boxes), but kinda got bored with it and haven't in a couple years. Here are a few I have uploaded from when we were making them:
These are fun to make, we were doing them for a while before custom boards became available by breaking apart 360 controllers and soldering the contacts. It got a lot easier when people started making custom boards!
@mrsmiley: I actually very much appreciate the advice of the community and have followed it. I have removed the quotes that related to the Bot Colony concept. The only Review currently displayed on the Steam page of Bot Colony is from here
and it says:
Despite...my occasional exasperation with Jimmy, it turns out I enjoy the hell out of telling robots to do things and then watching them do things. When it works, it’s oddly satisfying. When it doesn’t work, it’s generally amusing.
I think this is fair.
This is an excellent pull quote from an actual hands on which much more accurately reflects what people expect from the reviews section. As for your Q&A pull quote, I would still exclude that from the reviews section since even if not a direct pull from the previous blog post, is a setup for the questions to come, not actually a review of the working product. It's more a conceptual idea of what the game is, or strives to be.
@mb: I agree this needs to be addressed.
@botcolony As pointed out, all 3 of these "quotes" are severely out of context and don't belong in the "reviews" section of the game if anywhere at all. The Destructoid quote is actually commentary on a preview trailer, chopped in a way that changes the meaning and context. In this case you actively changed the meaning to sound like a favorable review rather than wild, hopeful speculation from viewing a demo reel. Though bad, this is less distasteful than:
The Gamasutra quote isn't even from Gamasutra, but from a featured blog on their site from your own producer which you then attributed to the gaming site that hosted the blog. This goes quite a bit beyond just chopping quotes for a more favorable understanding, and moves a bit more into active deception. You need to be VERY careful doing this kind of thing if you want a community to look at your work favorably.
"The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.
The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company."
Lastly, the Game Informer quote is the least terrible of them, at least you actually added what was written and attributed it to a proper outlet, though lacking the context. Though still not a review, its simply a features listing essentially.
And finally, I don't think Vinny went out of his way to actively show your game in a bad light. In fact, I've picked up lots of games played by him that weren't finished/polished that he has had similar troubles with though not nearly as severely as your game. Some of the stuff is fun to watch him try and break, and he does that admirably at spots in this quicklook, but once he's trying to actually play it's a train wreck. The simple fact is the voice recognition is dodgy at best and should either require or steer players down a path of helping it better understand commands through more training. Additionally the voice recognition seems to have *absolutely* no sense of context to the surrounding environment. Calling something a sautee pot then failing entirely to recognize the voice command directly after isn't acceptable if voice recognition is going to be a central focus of the game. And lastly, it has the issues of every text parsing game ever, if you don't know the exact string of commands the computer wants it acts really dumb or simply doesn't understand. This is frustrating and not a fun mechanic to play with for the majority of people.
Some people are at least mildly amusing at it, others just not so much. I watched some of "weregonnalose" since you mentioned him specifically and his "best of" video consisted of him "trolling" some chick in CoD by badgering her to send him pics for his spank bank("sarcastically" I'm sure), and pretending to be a moron in other games to get a rise out of a few dudes. Not particularly my cup of tea as far as "humor" goes I suppose, but then what do I know, dude makes a decent amount of views off his channel so go with what works.