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Phantom's Legacy Redux, an Update

I'd like to take this chance to announce my departure from this site. I may lurk here on occasion, but none of my future games will be hosted here. I thank all some of the members both old and new of this site for making it what it is, in any case...

I apologize to anyone looking forward to the the continuation of the former incarnation of Phantom Legacy, but as things stand now it's simply impossible for me to continue building on a game so fundamentally flawed.

You can read the rest below, also there's some new media (screenshots) there you guys might be interested. For the sake of convenience I'll also ask that you post any comments pertaining to my announcement on the site below. Thanks again.

http://meridiandance.org/?p=2462

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RMN is too mainstream, I guess... Our indie cred is gone.
In business news, videogame company SquareEnix have announced that their games will no longer be sold in high-street stores. In a statement released earlier today, the company said that, "We don't want our games sharing shelves with titles like "Just Dance", because we're obviously better than that". Shares in the company plummeted after the announcement...Can you even begin to imagine this happening? If I think that someone is being childish, something must be up.


I'm not sure if you were always this retarded or if a brain parasite burrowing its way into your skull is to blame, rest assured you have my condolences.

Had this site been managed better (and a healthy dose of fumigation) I would have no reason to leave. If you want an idea of what I mean, you can look at gamejolt or if you're lazy, just it's front page layout.
Creation
An avid lover of Heartache 101
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I'm not sure if you were always this retarded or if a brain parasite burrowing its way into your skull is to blame, rest assured you have my condolences.


Ask Feld, he does the diagnostics.

Well, it sure sucks to see you go and I for one will miss your presence here at RMN.

I wish you would have explained what you disagree with about the management of the site before leaving though.

All the best at Meridian.
author=Nightblade
In business news, videogame company SquareEnix have announced that their games will no longer be sold in high-street stores. In a statement released earlier today, the company said that, "We don't want our games sharing shelves with titles like "Just Dance", because we're obviously better than that". Shares in the company plummeted after the announcement...Can you even begin to imagine this happening? If I think that someone is being childish, something must be up.
I'm not sure if you were always this retarded or if a brain parasite burrowing its way into your skull is to blame, rest assured you have my condolences.

Had this site been managed better (and a healthy dose of fumigation) I would have no reason to leave. If you want an idea of what I mean, you can look at gamejolt or if you're lazy, just it's front page layout.


Yes, because the MD frontpage is so much better than ours!!!!

You do realize that we are releasing a new design soon, with a new frontpage and that your game was probably going to be the first featured game for RMN4.

Oh well, there certainly are other games that wouldn't mind "sharing" the frontpage with "inferior" games.
Please don't kid yourself into thinking you're making a point by announcing to RMN that you're no longer going to take advantage of their free hosting for your RPGMaker game. This is childish and stupid. But to each their own I suppose.
Please don't kid yourself into thinking you're making a point by announcing to RMN that you're no longer going to take advantage of their free hosting for your RPGMaker game. This is childish and stupid. But to each their own I suppose.

I'm moving my game, wait... I'm moving my FUTURE game's hosting.

May I ask what part of this is "stupid" and "childish"? I've already stated explicitly that the former incident isn't the sole reason for moving my game, so please, please explain.

Yes, because the MD frontpage is so much better than ours!!!!

...It is, but ok.

You do realize that we are releasing a new design soon, with a new frontpage and that your game was probably going to be the first featured game for RMN4.

Oh well, there certainly are other games that wouldn't mind "sharing" the frontpage with "inferior" games.

This has been coming for some time now by the only staff member who actually does something of value. If you'd care to look at gamejolt's page, or even care enough to exercise even basic cognitive reasoning you'd see what I mean.

Gamejolt has a few crappy and/or new unpolished games in the front page, but it emphasizes three featured game, high rated games, and the latest blog updates. It's forums aren't hugely active; but it has regular interesting contests that produce content of merit. It encourages participation and development. Meridian Dance as it stands now is a small grouping of friends sharing blog and hosting space.

Hell, if I werent so lazy I might have probably just been an affiliate of Meridian Dance and had my own tumblr blog for my game, or maybe just ask MD to host the game for me. It's "stupid" and "childish" because I'm taking my game to Meridian Dance, and you assume I agree with every single thing they've said / done just because I'm friends with them.

In all honestly I don't get this weirdo rpgmaker elitism, theres a fine line between it being just a hobby and for it turning into some strange fixuated obession. If you want to fulfil your own ego and unwarrented selfimportance, just to circle jerk on meridian dance then go for it! We just won't take you seriously anymore.

If what you said were actually the case, I would have pulled all of my projects from this site and would have not even bother making this announcement.
Starscream
Conquest is made from the ashes of one's enemies.
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This is probably just ironic timing but it appears content on Gamejolt must share the frontpage with Sonic Vs. The Recolors 2. This Sonic parasite knows no bounds.

author=Nightblade
This has been coming for some time now by the only staff member who actually does something of value.


It's strange that you think you understand internal site mechanisms that aren't public, but I guess perception trumps reality. This is especially odd since you're referencing RMN4, which has had a lot of time and effort put into by several staff members and others.
This is probably just ironic timing but it appears content on Gamejolt must share the frontpage with Sonic Vs. The Recolors 2. This Sonic parasite knows no bounds.


I find it ironic that the owner of this site lacks the capacity to read, and any form of class, for that matter.
Starscream
Conquest is made from the ashes of one's enemies.
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Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you is illiterate and incapable of using reason. Besides, after this stunt I don't think you're exactly a subject matter expert on class.
author=rcholbert
Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you is illiterate and incapable of using reason. Besides, after this stunt I don't think you're exactly a subject matter expert on class.

I'm not a site owner, also; you have yet to explain what's wrong with:

"I don't like how this site is being run, so I'm moving my future games, thanks"

Gamejolt has a few crappy and/or new unpolished games in the front page, but it emphasizes three featured game, high rated games, and the latest blog updates. It's forums aren't hugely active; but it has regular interesting contests that produce content of merit. It encourages participation and development. Meridian Dance as it stands now is a small grouping of friends sharing blog and hosting space.


This is what I posted before you. Again. Read.
Starscream
Conquest is made from the ashes of one's enemies.
6110
On second thought, nevermind.
author=Nightblade
This has been coming for some time now by the only staff member who actually does something of value.


What in the world does that mean?

I should just leave and take all of the "things of no value" I have done for the site.
edit: If colbert is stopping I'll stop too, this is a waste of time.

Fixed the link up top btw.
Yellow Magic
Could I BE any more Chandler Bing from Friends (TM)?
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Another one bites the dust

See ya round NB. Best of luck.
Don't be a disingenuous cunt. I have too much experience of being one to fall for it. We both know that you didn't mention the state nor the style of the front-page prior to me calling you out on your childish elitism. The fact is that you're moving your game away from RMN because you don't want it showcased alongside "lesser" games. Why bother denying it?

Just to be sure, let's take a look at what I was responding to (other than the main text in your blog, which makes no mention of the front-page of the site either), shall we?

Oh we're being serious now? Good.

I wanted to keep things brief, your moronic post demanded I go in more detail, also creation asked nicely later on. Nothing I have said is provably wrong, isn't that why they're remaking RMN yet again? I wonder how long the post RMN4 burst of activity will last before everything dies down and nothing happens again.

In retrospect I should have just followed catamites example or just saying "Im moving my stuff here bye".

Unfortunately, what you actually said was basically, "The games here suck, my games is better, I don't want to share a front-page with shit games". That's a completely different thing to say and, frankly, it's a poisonous attitude to have.

I have stated on numerous occasions my problems with this site, (once even on IRC during the MAGI INCIDENT) and yes; these instances were well before this announcement. I clarified myself when prompted to. I don't get what you're complaining about.

The whole point of putting "Latest Releases" on the front-page is so that people will see them and offer advice, hopefully resulting in better developers and better games. This is a much healthier attitude to have regarding the future of the community.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with what I've said in regards to having good and/or featured games having a more prevalent space on the front page. Bear in mind that this too is not the only reason I'm moving my future downloads and updates.