Tag: Dumb People

Initial Response To “Great Game”

by Tass on May.15, 2010, under Flash, Game, game design, Personal, Walkthrough

So, the initial response to the game has been quite divided, which is what we expected.  There are those who think it’s funny and like it and those who don’t and don’t.  Very, very little middle ground.  As a result, it did ok on Kong (and got a pity badge from Greg), but has seen very little early pickup from distribution.  More on that aspect of the game’s success will be known in a week or two.

What interests me so much is that the walkthrough has been viewed over 21,000 times.  It’s not like the game is hard, at all.  Not even remotely.  Yet 21,000 views.  I’m quite shocked by this, and don’t really know what to attribute it to.   I understand that there have been 74,000 clicks on the walkthrough link…  but that makes a bit more sense, given there is an achievement for it; but for 30% of those clickers to view it?  Either they really like me or they are dumber than I thought.  Not sure which is better.

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Comment Of The Day: 2010azam

by Tass on Jan.29, 2010, under Comments, Random Stuff, youtube

Posted to my Sacred Seasons UWA speedrun vid (which is now sorely out of date, given the levels some people are… but even with that same group of 5 we were doing 1 minute faster, anyway):

2010azam writes:
“may i have the account please ? ^.^ i’d appreciate it very much . main:Savage level 138 alt:Desert Bandit level 16 lol :P

Let’s disect:
-My SS account is linked to my Kongregate account. It can only be played via Kongregate. To get access to my SS account, you’d have to have access to my Kong account. So, uh… strike 1.
-I’m a moderator on SS, assuming they haven’t de-modded me for inactivity. Kinda would be a slightly abuse of trust to give away my account when it has the ability to kick/ban people. Strike 2.
-While it’s no longer one of the highest leveled accounts in the game (I was #1 at one point, now #24), it’s still got to have some worth to it… level 560+, great class, name recognition, sacred sword + over 40,000 gold. To just give it away would be silly. Strike 3.
-And just to rub it in a wee bit more, I have no idea who this dude is. If I was, for some crazy reason, going to give my account away… I’d give it to someone I know, like, and trust.
-Oh yeah… that weird chibi emoti-face thing. WTF is that. And lack of any sort of spacing/capitalization formatting.
-6th and final reason: Tasselfoot Theory of Usernames strikes again.

So congrats 2010azam, I haven’t seen a comment that retarded on one of my vids in a long time.

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Balance Between Being A Gamer & A Walkthrougher

by Tass on Jan.27, 2010, under Game, Personal, Random Stuff, Walkthrough

I often feel like I’m in a vicarious position. On one hand, I’m a gamer. I like the challenge of figuring out puzzles and levels and the sense of accomplishment when I succeed. On the other, I’m a walkthrougher. I need other people to not care about the challenge and only want instant gratification.

I wish that there wasn’t such a heavy demand for walkthroughs. That today’s youth had the patience and intelligence and drive to want to figure things out on their own. Sadly, they don’t. Kids just want the easiest path from A to B, regardless of how stimulating it is. So I might as well give it to them… because if it wasn’t me, it would be someone else.

I don’t feel bad about what I do; not at all. I do, however, feel a bit sad for those who are so dependent on my videos. I guess, ideally, people would only turn to my content after being stuck on a specific spot or level for a certain amount of time and exhausted their mental capacity to try new things. But, I’ll survive and be thankful that I don’t have to do actual work to make a living.

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