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Posted by HMS Prince of Wales on 26 June 2018 - 08:16 PM
I think I liked the previous one with this style a little better.
Now that this is the second thing I've read from you with this kind of style, I think I do like it. It's fucking stupid, it's retarded, it eschews the story in favor of the telling so hard there is nothing to tell, but the telling itself is the spectacle I come to read this for. It's a shit story but it's fun to read and it becomes so meta the meta is no longer the spectacle but just another part of the charade, and the storytelling can then focus on how to make that meta storytelling obnoxious, that's great.
I actually wouldn't mind a book written in this kind of obnoxious style, or a collection of stories like these.
Posted by HMS Prince of Wales on 26 June 2018 - 10:48 AM
These are not definitive events. This is not the objective truth. Of course popularity will be involved. If you don't like it, tough shit, that's how it is. But to say "he won because he's more popular" is incredibly hateful and dismissive, and it ignores the spirit of an event meant to celebrate the community.
If popularity is involved and it's acknowledged to be a popularity contest then saying it doesn't do anything wrong in particular.
From what I interpret he felt there were other people whose skills he wanted to be noticed more (could be himself or someone else), it just happens that desire isn't compatible with a contest rating each person's popularity in the community, and that's fine.
Your post confuses me tbh, since it starts in ways that seem to question the validity of Dova's win for Cardmaker Star, but then at the end you're like "but this is fine tho". Shit's weird, yo.
Because he's not trying to raise shit even if he feels he has something to say about it.
Posted by HMS Prince of Wales on 19 April 2018 - 08:24 AM
Can you explain in laymans terms why the old card maker could save files on YCM, but we currently can't with the new card maker?
I'll try to explain.
YCM the site has a storage, or like a box, that stores stuff made with the old cardmaker. We don't know how it works or how to access that, and we don't know if it would accept information/images made with the new card maker. YCMaker is the one who created that storage space so that it would receive cards from every account and index it such that the card data could be returned to the right user whenever they called for it. Chances are that storage space is paid for with site traffic as well.
The new cardmaker has a storage that has all the templates required for making cards, but doesn't have a way to add new images to it. For something like that, I'm betting we'd need to pay for a server to store and index them.
Posted by HMS Prince of Wales on 17 April 2018 - 12:16 PM
Auburn stood dumbstruck as he watched the two women exchange words. He had no context for either side and could not contribute in any meaningful way. He had a ominous feeling this meeting was perhaps a prelude to a larger, greater event somehow though. The tough, stern guildmaster with a past he didn't know about, and a blue-haired girl whose resemblance to the guildmaster's friend was almost uncanny, and was 'supposed to be dead'. Before he realized it, Celia had already disappeared into the guest room. He hoped that wasn't the last time he was going to see her.
When Florentia addressed him again, he didn't even remember the little quarrel he had with her, nor did he feel dissatisfied she didn't look more surprised. Before she left to continue the conversation with Celia, Auburn felt he had to get a word in. "Guildmaster. Celia, she isn't a bad person. I don't know what's going on, some of your conversation just now was real shady, but I think she's trustworthy...That's all. Hmph, sorry to interrupt you."
Once he was redirected to Mina, his mood was lifted a little. "Behold. This is fine furniture right here. The wood and craftsmanship is sleek and old-fashioned, and it'd certainly improve the presentation of this guild building."
Report of Celia C.C. Cannes
I encountered Celia C.C. Cannes on the streets during my outing to buy furniture. I had mistaken her for a common thief, but the only valuable I had at the time was my quest reward from Myrdain, a small, magical artifact, so I wasn't very concerned that it could've been stolen. The reason I chased after her was because, for obvious reasons I mistook her for Miss Secretary. Once I caught up with her, she gave me her name and that she was looking for Miss Secretary, so I decided to take her back to the guild building. Before that, she assisted me in selling off the quest reward so I could afford the furniture, but not before both of us tried using it at least once to share a dream. Afterwards we properly sold it off and brought back the furniture you have seen earlier. On the way we encountered a corpse in public, and decided to quickly return, details to be elaborated on in a later paragraph. The expenses were entirely covered by selling the magical artifact, which I have earned myself. There should be no complaints, I hope.
I believe what Guildmaster is most curious about is her resemblance to Miss Secretary, Celica C. Cannes. I had initially thought Celia to be Celica, but after we cleared our misunderstandings I thought they were sisters. However, Celia said Celica could not be old enough. Combined with your statement that Celia should have been dead, I've arrived to several possible conclusions, although those are not important right now. Celia's behavior is similar but not so to Celica, Miss Secretary is meeker and less adventurous. That is to say, Celia is more bold and daring as a person. It struck me that she is seemingly experienced as a traveler. Beyond that, no other details come to mind, other than the interesting coincidence that Celia C.C. Cannes is just Celica C. Cannes with the C moved around a bit. I don't know if you've noticed, Guildmaster, but that is a fairly unusual coincidence.
My evaluation of her is based on our interactions in the shared dream space. We merely held conversation while exploring several scenes from the books I have read before, and hers as well. Nothing struck to me as strange.
The corpse we both stumbled upon was in a public square, with a crowd already formed around it. It was the corpse of an elf with wings, and there were tiny lacerations all around it. I had found a bloodstained wallet on the ground nearby that I assume to be the corpse's, so I returned it. The cause is unknown but judging from the crowd's reactions, the corpse's appearance was sudden. That was all I was able to infer.
If you will allow for some closing personal comments, guildmaster, then what the hell is going on? Who on earth is Miss Secretary and Celia and even you, guildmaster? This is
fucking suspicious and the only way for me to express my very reasonable and justified doubts is in this part of my report. Maybe it's not something that concerns an outsider, but after spending some time with Celia C.C. Cannes I do want to help her, and there's no fucking damn way you and Miss Secretary are entirely unrelated to this. I would like to know even if I have to if at all possible. That concludes my report. ~ Auburn Peachfield
Posted by HMS Prince of Wales on 14 April 2018 - 01:52 AM
That would also mean it would have to be designed almost perfectly to a tee and balanced well enough that it couldn't be broken.
But then again, you do have a point. RP Hosts could find ways to actually create a new TCG in the process and have the applicants learn the game at the same time.
I don't think that's necessary. It's fine to be broken and have the characters/players discover and abuse that as they play along, that's part of the immersion and can really help to set the characters' decks and personalities apart from each other. After a while the story can just ban or do something to mitigate those issues, and let players try to find another thing to abuse. It's not an actual card game so you don't have the same constraints for say, making a banlist.
As for designing individual cards, they'd have to go through a host or co-host first(in such an RP, a co-host can just be someone who's eager about creating cards and likes the game, not necessarily someone who'd have to participate in the RP a lot). if said custom card game has a cost-system then you can have that be the guideline for how much a card of a certain cost can accomplish.
Posted by HMS Prince of Wales on 08 April 2018 - 03:52 AM
I'm pretty busy among other reason is the why I opted out of getting promoted. I also want to do a good and fair job if I was promoted. In a months I will have more times on my hands but atlas the lack of activity in the CaC section of this forum also makes me not want to be part of group of mods. As a mod you are required to do a "shift" doing x amount of time and if the site is dead (or near dead) aka super lack of people doing stuff on YCM, would be super boring just staring at a screen for hours on end with nothing much to do. Hope the site picks up during the end of spring and/or beginning of the summer.
yeah man all of us in this thread were so eager to have you as our new super mod shame to see you go bro
Posted by HMS Prince of Wales on 05 April 2018 - 11:33 PM
i dont think we need one. i mean i guess a completed RP could give all members like, 5k points per page or something. but points arent a very good incentive in the first place and there isnt really anything else to give, and to be cheesy its about the journey rather than the reward. as far as incentivizing people to, aside from a simple points reward like what i suggested there really isnt a need for a reward.