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Blog: Why Betas are Private
Lyle
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Epic Battle Fantasy 4 was greenlit on Steam. If EBF4 can make it, then a game like Mardek 3 definitely can.
Blog: Why Betas are Private
Lyle
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I wouldn't necessarily go on too much of a crusade. We always want to avoid the ironic risk of drawing attention to something in our attempts to get it removed. Just keep your ear to the ground as you go about your usual circuit of the internet, and if anything smells funny, pass it back to Pseudo so he can take the most appropriate actions (and I would go straight to him, rather than through a mod).
Blog: Should I reverse the bans?
Lyle
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Actually, since it's your site, I'm a strong believer a Site Administrator banning people for whatever reasons they want. And I think I've said this somewhere before, but anyone hacking/exploiting both your site and your games should get an instant permaban.

The community reaction towards you is very odd. In the BAN post, everyone is leaping to their defense, but in this post where you say should I UNBAN them, the general reaction is "Um, don't unban them, but I'm happy I made you regret your actions"? This is nonsensical.

Perhaps the only thing that could have been handled better could have been if reasons were given when those users were banned. The unknown aspect probably spooked a bunch of people. Even if the reason was just "I banned them because they bore me, and today is a Thursday", there would have been less whiteknighting of banned users.
Blog: Current Projects and Plans
Lyle
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Mardek 4 is only estimated to make about $10K? That seems way lower that I was expecting. Epic Battle Fantasy 4 (the closest game similar to Mardek available, I understand that a lot of people here don't like the style and 'tone' of the game, but I don't think there's much more relevant data around) earnt about $60K for a years work.

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Blog: I have a smartphone now
Lyle
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There was an amazingly useful app for my smartphone that I had no idea I'd use before I got one. Are you interested in hearing about what that was? It was a flashlight app - especially at night, there's always situations where you just can't see clearly, such as if you're fumbling for a key or you dropped a bunch of things and aren't 100% sure if you picked them all up. And it's just so handy to have a torch on hand that doesn't weigh you down (well, any more than the phone would normally). To be honest, whenever someone questions what uses there are for a smartphone, torch is always my first answer.
Blog: Emela Art
Lyle
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I always enjoy seeing pictures of your art. Thanks for the post.
Blog: Unwritten Etiquette
Lyle
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I'm actually more suprised that exploiting and hacking isn't bannable already. It's a videogame site; the standard rule is that anyone taking advantage of an exploit (not quietly sending a PM to an administrator instead) should be banned.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it either.
Blog: Kickstarter?
Lyle
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Alora Fane, Deliverance (the original one), Mardek 4, ClarenceQuest - Yes.

DreamQuest.... not really very interested, sorry.

Then again, I sent a donation through Kongregate for the price of an Indie Game when Mardek 3 was released, so my opinion on Kickstarter doesn't matter at all - because if I like the game I'll send money your way anyway.
Forum: Why is going against the majority wrong?
Lyle
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I think everyone here's gone over the important stuff, but the main issue here is to avoid making generalised rules. You always have to look at the specifics of the situation to ensure that applying the aforementioned generalised rule makes the desired outcome.

I'm not sure if there's any extra specifics in your pokemon story that would make me change my mind, but I don't think it's possible to have a wrong opinion on a pokemon-related issue.

It is possible to have a wrong opinion on things like religion, life, rights of children, how to treat other people etc, but it depends on the exact situation.
Blog: Update: Beast Signer?
Lyle
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One thing I couldn't help but think about Miasmon was that it was pretty much in a releaseable state, but the fanbase started requesting more features unnecessarily. I mean, people complained about a not-awesome storyline, but it's a catch-em-all monster game, it doesn't NEED a storyline other than "go out and catch them all". A storyline could really wait for Miasmon 2, after the characters are established.

The same with animating all of the Miasmon monsters - the pixel graphics look fine, animated-moving-superpretty-lotsofwork Miasmon monsters could really wait for Miasmon 2... after the series was established. And having pixel monsters in 1 replaced with animated monsters in 2 would give an "everything old is new again" impression.

I trust your decision and am happy with whatever you decide to do. Any implied suggestions I made are bad and should be ignored.