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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-26 18:05:43 Reply

At 12/26/13 05:02 PM, Archawn wrote: Please tell me you're joking :P

Imagine RE4 with a system like this. And what if time expired (at a reduced rate) while doing all this? That adds a whole new challenge to something we all take for granted in games.

See the fun part of this is that if this is your Main Gameplay Focus, it's only just as complicated as your standard RPG. When your game focuses not just on carrying items, but how you carry those items, it can be pretty neat. Slowly you overwhelm the player not with the zombies or combat challenges, but with the simple problem of dragging a quart of water thirty miles when all you have are an deflated balloon and a thousand pointy knives...

A separate idea we've been kicking around is having to repair parts of a complex facility, through cannibalizing other parts of the facility (cut a fuse from one door to repair one important boondoggle... and then find a new fuse to repair that door). it's a different sort of resource management.

Bearing in mind this is a year where one of the biggest games in the indie scene has you stamping passport papers under increasingly draconian rules, the kinds of games where these kinds of mind-fucks of challenges are becoming all the rage.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-27 00:37:12 Reply

Adding api content for a few of the major portals. What I've learned is that

1) conditional compilation might be the greatest thing ever

2) kong's api sucks, I mean, come on, I have to load flashvars or a swf?

3) armor's api really sucks, load a swf and the methods aren't organized at all

4) ng's api just makes sense until you get to loading savedata, plus ng passport isn't documented at all

I don't know if I care enough to find any more apis to implement.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-27 10:55:01 Reply

At 12/26/13 06:05 PM, KaynSlamdyke wrote: Slowly you overwhelm the player not with the zombies or combat challenges, but with the simple problem of dragging a quart of water thirty miles when all you have are an deflated balloon and a thousand pointy knives...

That is really quite an idea! :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-27 10:59:15 Reply

Holy cow, now I'm just going to add 'The World of Horrible Backpacks and Unusually Hard-To-Carry Items' to the list of games I'm going to half-make and never complete.

In all seriousness, I think some of us should really consider making a 'merchant' game where the focus is on carrying rather than finance. (Standard RPG elements seem to complicate things unnecessarily - making it a 'merchant' game will allow the player to concentrate on the items and not the fighting. There can still be bandits, of course, but whether you defeat them could depend on Math.rand() plus the weapons/armour you have.)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-27 13:39:54 Reply

At 12/27/13 10:59 AM, FlyingColours wrote: Holy cow, now I'm just going to add 'The World of Horrible Backpacks and Unusually Hard-To-Carry Items' to the list of games I'm going to half-make and never complete.

My new year's resolution is to finish some of those.

There's a market sim for openfl that I found a while ago on git called bazaarbot. I don't recall there being a working example, but the guy is pretty available on twitter.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-27 14:07:54 Reply

At 12/27/13 10:59 AM, FlyingColours wrote: Holy cow, now I'm just going to add 'The World of Horrible Backpacks and Unusually Hard-To-Carry Items' to the list of games I'm going to half-make and never complete.

Go for it while you still have inspiration and it's holidays.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-28 14:52:19 Reply

This sign. It bugs me .-.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-28 15:41:20 Reply

At 12/28/13 02:52 PM, egg82 wrote: This sign. It bugs me

Every example for the decorator pattern I've seen is about coffee flavouring. You'd think Java would have it on it's advert, as opposed to returning four in a void function for a bacon sandwich...


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-29 13:02:30 Reply

At 12/28/13 02:52 PM, egg82 wrote: This sign. It bugs me .-.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-30 15:06:47 Reply

Fun rant about coding with time zones in mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wpm-gesOY

Also, I made myself Concerned Joe's official head cheerleader. Goooooo Joe!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-31 08:41:24 Reply

Much time
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At 12/30/13 03:06 PM, MSGhero wrote: Also, I made myself Concerned Joe's official head cheerleader. Goooooo Joe!

Yesterday I was working on implementing the payment system, Google Wallet, when, after I finished everything, I figured out that they don't allow neither Romanians nor Egyptians to have seller accounts... :C

So I'm gonna start working on PayPal, although we were supposed to have both.

On a side-note, the whole thing has reached 3575 lines, excluding all external libraries. No, it doesn't have Facebook API, nor reCaptcha, that's my standard lines counting copy-paste line D:

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-31 11:07:30 Reply

At 12/30/13 03:06 PM, MSGhero wrote: Also, I made myself Concerned Joe's official head cheerleader. Goooooo Joe!

For a while, I was going "I'm forgetting something and I know it"
Xelu even contacted me on Skype and I still somehow missed it.

damnit, guys, i'm sorry D:
juggling all of this is hard.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-31 12:06:21 Reply

At 12/31/13 11:07 AM, egg82 wrote:
At 12/30/13 03:06 PM, MSGhero wrote: Also, I made myself Concerned Joe's official head cheerleader. Goooooo Joe!
For a while, I was going "I'm forgetting something and I know it"
Xelu even contacted me on Skype and I still somehow missed it.

damnit, guys, i'm sorry D:
juggling all of this is hard.

Yea... I've been wondering for a while, "I haven't done egg's thing yet, why hasn't he contacted me for all this time?"

Looks like I've got someone to throw the blame on... :D


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-31 13:14:58 Reply

At 12/31/13 12:06 PM, TheNavigat wrote: Looks like I've got someone to throw the blame on... :D

I'm still not going to be able to do this right now, i'm working on setting up some stuff for new years. I've gotten pretty serious into YouTube and Twitch.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-31 17:41:14 Reply

wonder if you can make a game mechanic out of a delayed response from input.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-31 17:46:05 Reply

At 12/31/13 11:07 AM, egg82 wrote: damnit, guys, i'm sorry D:
juggling all of this is hard.

You can do it! I believe! Goooooooo egg!!!

omar had better give me % profit for all this cheering
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-31 19:41:34 Reply

At 12/31/13 05:46 PM, MSGhero wrote:
omar had better give me % profit for all this cheering

Here's ¥0.5 worth of text, go buy yourself something nice :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-01 10:10:42 Reply

By the way guys, has anyone here worked with PayPal API before?

That API is the worst thing I've ever dealt with. Implementing that single button seems harder than redoing the whole thing.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-01 12:39:55 Reply

At 1/1/14 10:10 AM, TheNavigat wrote: By the way guys, has anyone here worked with PayPal API before?

Wait, what are we using the PayPal API for?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-01 14:17:48 Reply

At 1/1/14 10:10 AM, TheNavigat wrote: That API is the worst thing I've ever dealt with. Implementing that single button seems harder than redoing the whole thing.

I've never worked with it before, but that isn't surprising. PayPal is a lousy service made by an incompetent and scummy company.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-01 14:43:05 Reply

At 1/1/14 12:39 PM, egg82 wrote:
At 1/1/14 10:10 AM, TheNavigat wrote: By the way guys, has anyone here worked with PayPal API before?
Wait, what are we using the PayPal API for?

For Early Access purchases?...

At 1/1/14 02:17 PM, Diki wrote:
At 1/1/14 10:10 AM, TheNavigat wrote: That API is the worst thing I've ever dealt with. Implementing that single button seems harder than redoing the whole thing.
I've never worked with it before, but that isn't surprising. PayPal is a lousy service made by an incompetent and scummy company.

I agree. Their classic API is buggy and their REST API doesn't support checkouts yet (according to some answers here and there on StackOverflow)

However, because I'm superb, it's starting to work with me.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-01 17:27:17 Reply

Does anyone know what happened to zrb? Seriously I need to know.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-02 16:38:51 Reply

At 1/1/14 02:17 PM, Diki wrote:
At 1/1/14 10:10 AM, TheNavigat wrote: That API is the worst thing I've ever dealt with. Implementing that single button seems harder than redoing the whole thing.
I've never worked with it before, but that isn't surprising. PayPal is a lousy service made by an incompetent and scummy company.

It's got a lot better. Now I can withdraw and have the money in my bank within hours. It's super convenient for international trading too. Finally it's so accessible, anyone can set one up really easily. Payment protection is amazing with it too, although a very bad deal if you're the one receiving the cash.

Overall it is a fantastic service. I know what you mean though, I once had a nasty run in with them resulting in them freezing over a thousand US dollars (a looooot of money for me at the time) for 30 days with no legal basis to do so. They have crazy power if you think about it.

This was almost 10 years ago though and they've since cleaned up their act; as far as my experience goes anyway...


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-02 22:19:43 Reply

At 1/1/14 02:17 PM, Diki wrote: I've never worked with it before, but that isn't surprising. PayPal is a lousy service made by an incompetent and scummy company.

I haven't had any issues with them yet, though I just use it as an in-between my bank account and steam/games to buy game-related things.

It did let me overdraw my account via 40 Hearthstone card packs, but that was my fault so yeah. It's all good, nothing I can't fix fairly quickly with a small amount of income.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-03 20:53:01 Reply

I've used SendOwl, because I'm lazy. It handles this sort of thing for you.

I've also heard great things about stripe.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-03 20:58:24 Reply

At 1/3/14 08:53 PM, PrettyMuchBryce wrote: I've used SendOwl, because I'm lazy. It handles this sort of thing for you.

Their website looks nice.

I found itch.io during my travels through the twitterverse. Probably not good for joe, but for others maybe.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-04 12:39:49 Reply

Checked my e-mail today and realized a complete password overhaul was in order.
I feel a lot better knowing it's damn near impossible to crack the new password I've set up on all my accounts, but at the same time getting e-mails about password and e-mail changes and such on random accounts is a scary thing.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-04 17:26:56 Reply

At 1/2/14 04:38 PM, Rustygames wrote:
At 1/1/14 02:17 PM, Diki wrote:
At 1/1/14 10:10 AM, TheNavigat wrote: That API is the worst thing I've ever dealt with. Implementing that single button seems harder than redoing the whole thing.
I've never worked with it before, but that isn't surprising. PayPal is a lousy service made by an incompetent and scummy company.
It's got a lot better. Now I can withdraw and have the money in my bank within hours. It's super convenient for international trading too. Finally it's so accessible, anyone can set one up really easily. Payment protection is amazing with it too, although a very bad deal if you're the one receiving the cash.

Overall it is a fantastic service. I know what you mean though, I once had a nasty run in with them resulting in them freezing over a thousand US dollars (a looooot of money for me at the time) for 30 days with no legal basis to do so. They have crazy power if you think about it.

This was almost 10 years ago though and they've since cleaned up their act; as far as my experience goes anyway...

Well, I'm talking technically, about their API, but if you want to talk generally about PayPal as a service, you've got Notch's account freezed, and you've got that, too. http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/paypal-freezes-regretsys-account-for-needy-children/

PayPal is the Microsoft of e-banking. Hopefully an e-banking Canonical will rise sooner or later.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-04 20:09:25 Reply

This trace made me very happy. Stupid status effects I've been working on since I got back to my dorm are mostly done now. And they accidentally look kinda cool.

This one is when you instagib an enemy. Similar things happen when you get burned, poisoned, frozen, etc.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2014-01-04 20:52:00 Reply

At 1/4/14 05:26 PM, TheNavigat wrote: Well, I'm talking technically, about their API, but if you want to talk generally about PayPal as a service, you've got Notch's account freezed, and you've got that, too. http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/paypal-freezes-regretsys-account-for-needy-children/

There is another message board I go on that had something similar happen. After Hurricane Katrina fucked up New Orleans said message board started collecting donations from the members to help out. After raising a little over $30,000.00 (thirty-thousand, that's not a typo) PayPal froze the account because they said it "was suspicious". They refused to unfreeze it, and made it a huge pain in the ass for the money to be returned to the people who donated.

Basically, if you want to raise money for charity PayPal will freeze your account and take a cut from the funds raised. Fuck PayPal.