I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
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Born Under the Rain
Why does the jackal run from the rain?



the now infamous "Rocketman" thread

Shit, I was going to post the same clip as Pianotm.

Anyway, a rocketman is a man who was bitten by a radioactive rocket and gained the superpowers of a rocket, including jet thrusters on his feet, heat shielding, and the ability to explode.

You walk into a room of gentle, unimaginable beauty. A heavenly choir sings softly as you enter. There I am in all my glory; unhinging my jaw in order to fit an entire burrito into my mouth.

You're supposed to put one of the small ends in your mouth first and then swallow it snake-style like a hooker who's spent years practicing to stifle her gag reflex, not stuff it in length-wise like a burrito carjack to hold your face open.

RMN: Review Misao Nominees

The event is finished!!! If anyone wrote a review that didn't get accepted in time, let me know. I know the last week was annoying because reviews only get accepted once a week. If your review was submitted during the last week and only didn't make it into the event because the staff was slow, then I'll give you the achievement anyway. If you promptly make a social media post about such a review and post it here within the next few days, then I'll count that too.

Otherwise, all the achievements have been given out, and about a third of the unreviewed completed games from 2019 actually got reviewed!!! Though 7 new games were completed during November that don't have reviews ;)

A few people reviewed games that I don't think were actually released in 2019, such as Two Clusters - Kain which I think was probably released in 2018 and only received a minor update in 2019 (and has a completion date of 11/26/2020 for some reason), and Dys: Eternal Space Jail RPG which is definitely a 2018 game. As well as games like Finding A Heart which was released in 2019 but has no completion date listed. But everyone who submitted a review for one of these questionable games also submitted another review for a game that was actually released in 2019, so it's all fine.

Two Clusters - Kain

Why is the date completed for this game listed as 11/26/2020?

The Best/Worst Ironic or Meme Game You've Ever Played

The RM2K3 game Chrono Trigger is the #1 best stupidest dumb game on this website. It is a masterpiece. (No, it's not a Chrono Trigger fan game. It's not related to Chrono Trigger in any way whatsoever beyond stealing its title screen, in fact.)

The Most Stupidest Game Ever - Re-Duh is the original dumb RPG Maker game, and definitely deserves an honorable mention. It's barely playable, unfortunately. There's too much gameplay and it's all bad from lack of effort, as opposed to Chrono Trigger where everything is bad on purpose. The comedy is great though.

RMN: Review Misao Nominees

KrimsonKatt, you have to write a review of someone else's game and then make a social media post about that. Not about your own game.

RMN: Review Misao Nominees

Unless I'm mistaken, not a single person has earned the social media cheevo.

Explanation video re: YouTube's current "for kids" issues

If you make any content that is child-friendly in any way, you need to mark them as such so that children don't get ads thrown at them.
This is backwards. Nothing is ever required to be marked as child-friendly. It's just something optional you can add if you are specifically creating content for young children, like Sesame Street type stuff. Parental controls can be set to only let kids see things that are marked as child-friendly, so if that's the type of channel you have, it's beneficial to mark it as such.

If you make normal content for general audiences, then nothing has changed. If you make content that is specifically only for children, then still nothing has changed. The only situation in which anything has changed is if you incorrectly set your content as being for young children when it's not. In which case you will get demonetized until you fix it.

Like, the obvious solution would be to have "Youtube Kids" accounts that don't show ads or gather data, no?
That is exactly how Youtube works now and has worked for years, actually. Well, they still show ads; there are just laws about what TYPE of ads you can show on a channel that's specifically targeted at children.

But then again, EVERYONE would flag their accounts as that so that they'd be able to skip the ads, right?
Such accounts only see videos that are marked as being for children, which means all you'll get in your search results are Sesame Street knock-offs. So no, nobody does that.

None of this is anything Youtube is doing on purpose, by the way. This change is being mandated by the federal government. It's all good changes, though. I mean, it's one good change, because there's really only one change. Which is that if you set your content to show up for young children with parental controls turned on, they've started checking whether or not you're lying about what type of content you make.

Recommend me life simulator/time management games

Maybe some of these are too obvious of suggestions, and others aren't perfect fits for what you're asking, but:

Princess Maker (duh)
Fantasy Football (lol, but seriously, think about it)
HunieCam Studio
Harvest Moon
Game Dev Tycoon

I think there's a whole tiny genre of games that are based on Princess Maker. Here's a short list of a few of them.

I've probably played a dozen or so terrible dating sims that had mechanics like what you're talking about, but none of them were actually any fun. They all just had super-dumbed-down versions of the gameplay from Princess Maker, basically. I can't even think of any of their names. The only noteworthy thing I can think of to mention about them is that most of them were web-based games where one day was literally one day, and you had to come back and play each day to get another time unit to spend.

Even though I can't name a single game that does this, I would suggest looking at the base building mechanics from real-time strategy games like Starcraft as a possible source of inspiration. I legitimately think that the base-building model of RTS games would be a really good model for parts of the gameplay in a life sim. You have several different types of resources that you can spend time gathering, and then you have a bunch of buildings, rooms, or skillsets that you can create and upgrade using those resources, and the upgrades affect different things. The newer X-Com games imported this mechanic into an RPG, and so did Darkest Dungeon. I really think you could import it into a dating sim just as easily. You would need enough other aspects to your gameplay to have a good variety of things to upgrade, though. Otherwise it just turns into AdVenture Capitalist where every upgrade gives you the same benefit and the only difference is how the math works.

Critical Hit! (playing Steel Spirit SaGa)

Hali, I have a new game for you to play. It's an RPG Maker 2003 game called Final Gensokyo: The Spirits Within and it's only 230 hours long.