Description

So in another co-event with RMW, our sister-site, we're throwing a review jam! That's right, dust off your typin' fingers and get down to boogie!

The usual information:
= This is an event, so no actual prizes bar badges!
= Post your reviews on RMN or RMW. If you post a review on RMW, make sure to link it back here in the comment section!
= You have until the date ends to write as many reviews as possible!
= Reviews on RMW will only count if they meet the same standards as on RMN, meaning at least 300 words, with decent writing craft involved (spelling, grammar, punctuation. Liberty will be checking those over.)
= The more reviews you write, the better the rewards!
= This event ends on the 21st of April! Make sure you have your reviews added to this page by then! (To add to this page click on the Submit link at the top, pick the review in question and add it!)


Oh, what's that? Rewards?~
= You will gain one badge every time you hit a level of review amounts.
= Each badge by themselves will award 30MS (bar the first level, which is 10).
= The last badge will net you 75 MS by itself.
= If you review any of the games that were released for the RPG Maker Birthday event, you will get a separate badge worth 30MS, in addition to any other badges you accumulate!

1 review = Harold Badge
4 reviews = Eric Badge
8 reviews = Ralph Badge
12 reviews = Arshes Badge
16 reviews = Zack Badge
20 reviews = Alex Badge
25+ reviews = Fess Badge
At least 1 birthday game review = Alexis Badge

Prizes!
Yes, as with the RMN Birthday event, there are prizes for this one too! Three lucky people from here or RMW (who is also holding this event!) will manage to net themselves a voucher for the DLC of their choice up to a certain amount. How does it work?

Each voucher cost is locked at a set amount of reviews. Each review you write puts your name in the drawing hat!

$10 prize - 1 to 5 reviews written will put your name in this drawing
$15 prize - 6 to 11 reviews written will put your name in this drawing
$20 prize - 12 or more reviews written will put your name in this drawing


You can find a list of the birthday games here:



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Participants Entries
Liberty
Dyluck
Healy
Solitayre
Scourge
Seiromem
sawworm
Irog
kory_toombs
lonestarluigi
Vaccaria
Sidewinder
pianotm
Cap_H
zDS
NTC3
Frogge
AkarithePeanut
dwart
aquatorrent
Kloe
Starmage
bicfarmer
Waxius
gingersun
JaimePazLopes
ebuchikus
dontpanic011

Posts

i'll be very happy if the event is extended to a week. i still have some games to review before i reach my target and i can only play them on weekends..
AkarithePeanut
A lazy teenager's spirit in a mid 20 adult's body
2220
Please do! I really need another week to blow myself up in reviews

author=Liberty
Let's face reality here, we ain't reviewing anything. XDDD


HAHAHAHAHAHAH

I laughed more that I should
author=Liberty
Let's face reality here, we ain't reviewing anything. XDDD

It's a delicate way to point that you, me and a few others haven't started reviewing... ;-)
I could make a review for like, 3 games, but the next few weeks are not good days for that.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28539
The event ends tomorrow.
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18257
Reminder that reviews submitted before the deadline are eligible even if I'm slow to approve them.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28539
So, I've managed to do an even 20 before the end of this event. Just have to wait for them to be approved. Soli, I'm holding you to that promise that we'll be able to submit them even after the event!
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18257
All reviews are approved. I've extended the deadline by 24 hours so remaining entries can be submitted.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28539
Fantastic!
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18257
Dyluck had some reviews as well so I want to make sure he also gets his credit.
Dyluck
For thousands of years, I laid dormant. Who has disturbed my slumber?
5089
Oh, thanks!

Did we have to submit them to the event before the event deadline? I thought you meant we just had to submit to the queue in time, which is why I did it at the last minute =P
Badges are out. The prizes might take a week or two, since we're dependant on outside of site stuff for them, but they'll be along. I'll keep you guys updated!

As always, if I missed your name for a certain badge, send me a PM!
kory_toombs
It’s your actions.. not your strength, that would lead you to victory.
13367

Remember the time when all achievements were 30MS,
This info is still incorrect:

Each badge by themselves will award 30MS (bar the first level, which is 10).

Should say,

"Each badge by themselves will award 30MS (bar the first two levels.)"

Alexis Badge only gives 20MS.

or

"Just read how much each badge is yourself on the right side of the screen."

Alexis is different... it's not a ranked badge but a separate one. That said, I'm gonna change that now.
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
6615
These reviewers are not critical at all. I mean, we might have too many high rated games now. Where's sated when we need him?
Yay!! Thanks for the badges!! xDD ^_^ :) Wish I reached ti'll FES though, but reaching ti'll Zack is still amazing!! XD :)
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28539
Cap_H
These reviewers are not critical at all. I mean, we might have too many high rated games now. Where's sated when we need him?

Infinitely butthurt because when one of his reviews crossed the line from critical into vindictive, he couldn't handle getting called on his bullshit.

Edit: And yes, I'm still butthurt over the way he acted towards literally everyone the last time I was in a conversation involving him.
Waxius
"Someday I'll finish my game... someday.."
3958
author=Cap_H
These reviewers are not critical at all. I mean, we might have too many high rated games now. Where's sated when we need him?


I try not to write negative or critical reviews on someone's project, but instead I looked to report on what aspects I liked about their games. If I found problems or there were gameplay issues I tend to put those in the spoiler tags. I've seen some harsh reviews before and while they CAN spur a developer to go back and fix problems, I think more than likely those developers leave and we never see them again.
kory_toombs
It’s your actions.. not your strength, that would lead you to victory.
13367

Reviews here prepare you for Steam reviews if you go commercial. Nothing compares with receiving a Steam review. RMN is the gateway to growing a backbone.
Not really. There is such thing as learning to write reviews without being a jerk. You can give critique without being critical. You can give feedback without instigating a fight. You can give your thoughts about a game without shitting all over it or making disparaging remarks just for the sake of tearing it to shreds.

Critique couched in a way that aims to pull up instead of cut down is best and what I'd personally like to see more of - not more people who cut others' games into pieces and dissect them in order to pull them down just because they can, revelling in all the things they personally think are wrong with the game without giving consideration to others feelings.


Of course, pandering to the creator and telling them their game is the best thing ever and has no issues when there definitely ARE issues is dumb too. Be at least a bit realistic. No game is perfect and acting as though every game you play is a precious little snowflake who shouldn't be touched by critique of any kind does no favours to the developer - they need to know what mistakes they made, what they should look at changing or fixing, what issues exist - else they won't push themselves to get better. To stop pushing is to grow stagnant.

Honey and stick, people. Honey and stick. Balance it out with a bit of the good, a bit of the bad. "This was pretty neat and I liked this thing, but you could fix this up to be a bit better and this aspect is pretty unbalanced, which is a pity because it could be really interesting if you get it balanced well."