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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 15:05:58 Reply

It most certainly is a grammar issue, because the pronoun "I" is always capitalised in English, even if used as a contraction. Not capitalising it would be like not capitalising the first letter of a proper noun that is used as a contraction, which would just be silly.

Good on ya for fixing your grammar, egg. :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 15:14:57 Reply

At 12/18/13 03:05 PM, Diki wrote: It most certainly is a grammar issue, because the pronoun "I" is always capitalised in English, even if used as a contraction. Not capitalising it would be like not capitalising the first letter of a proper noun that is used as a contraction, which would just be silly.

Grammar feels more like syntax, how things are arranged in a sentence. Misspelling something is just misspelling. But I have idealized definitions of a lot of things, the actual definition might include capitalization.

We haven't done screenshots in a while. It's not saturday, but if you have any, post em!

my game looks exactly the same as it did a few months ago from a screenshot perspective
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 15:40:46 Reply

At 12/18/13 03:14 PM, MSGhero wrote: We haven't done screenshots in a while. It's not saturday, but if you have any, post em!

Uuuuhhhh....
Does this count, or am I bending the rules a bit?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 15:57:40 Reply

At 12/18/13 03:40 PM, egg82 wrote:
At 12/18/13 03:14 PM, MSGhero wrote: We haven't done screenshots in a while. It's not saturday, but if you have any, post em!
Uuuuhhhh....
Does this count, or am I bending the rules a bit?

We can bend the rules some.

My first datum with the analytics I'll be using. How many people viewing the game is one thing, how many people sitting through an RPG's preloading time is the more important stat :P

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 16:03:42 Reply

At 12/18/13 03:57 PM, MSGhero wrote: My first datum with the analytics I'll be using. How many people viewing the game is one thing, how many people sitting through an RPG's preloading time is the more important stat :P

Checking my analytics, everybody hates watching menus and loading screens even with talking. Can't say I blame them.
I stop talking during a loading screen and chop it off nowadays. Evidence this technique works below.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 16:07:20 Reply

At 12/18/13 04:03 PM, egg82 wrote: Checking my analytics, everybody hates watching menus and loading screens even with talking. Can't say I blame them.
I stop talking during a loading screen and chop it off nowadays. Evidence this technique works below.

We're probably gonna put something interactive during the preloader, like how epic battle fantasy does with clicking the dudes. Though since all of the smaller assets are on a single spritesheet, I wouldn't want to have a preloader for my preloader...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 16:15:25 Reply

Actually I just realized I spent almost 40 seconds in the main menu in the new (not out yet) WftO video. That's certainly going to kill the audience retention :(


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 17:01:37 Reply

At 12/18/13 03:14 PM, MSGhero wrote: Grammar feels more like syntax, how things are arranged in a sentence. Misspelling something is just misspelling. But I have idealized definitions of a lot of things, the actual definition might include capitalization.

Improper capitalising is syntax. He spelled the words correctly, just messed up the formatting. It would be like not capitalising the first letter of the first word of a sentence, which I think you would agree is a grammar error.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 17:15:12 Reply

At 12/18/13 04:15 PM, egg82 wrote: Actually I just realized I spent almost 40 seconds in the main menu in the new (not out yet) WftO video. That's certainly going to kill the audience retention :(

I'm gonna stop watching at the 39 sec mark.

At 12/18/13 05:01 PM, Diki wrote: Improper capitalising is syntax. He spelled the words correctly, just messed up the formatting. It would be like not capitalising the first letter of the first word of a sentence, which I think you would agree is a grammar error.

Ehh, I'll give you that. But those s's in "capitalising" are bothering me lol.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 17:26:28 Reply

We are a colourful bunch. ;)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 17:56:40 Reply

At 12/18/13 05:26 PM, Diki wrote: We are a colourful bunch. ;)

Doun't we all knouw it? :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 18:35:57 Reply

At least we spell "laser" correctly. Spelling it "lazer" is just silly: light amplification by ztimulated emission of radiation, eh?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 18:43:41 Reply

At 12/18/13 06:35 PM, Diki wrote: At least we spell "laser" correctly. Spelling it "lazer" is just silly: light amplification by ztimulated emission of radiation, eh?

Pretty sure it's "zebra emission." The only time I've ever seen the z is in the Lazer Collection, and that's a big parody series. Do people actually spell it that way seriously?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 18:51:36 Reply

It's spelled "lazer" in U.S. English so far as I know. I tried looking it up, and Google and The Free Dictionary accept it as a real word, but Dictionary.com and Webster's does not.

So maybe I'm just an idiot...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 19:41:03 Reply

At 12/18/13 06:51 PM, Diki wrote: It's spelled "lazer" in U.S. English so far as I know. I tried looking it up, and Google and The Free Dictionary accept it as a real word, but Dictionary.com and Webster's does not.

So maybe I'm just an idiot...

"Hip" businesses have a tendency to replace s's with z's, e's with backwards 3s, that kind of stuff. "Laz3r Tag" is a thing.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-18 20:29:22 Reply

At 12/18/13 06:51 PM, Diki wrote: So maybe I'm just an idiot...

You're not, the first time I saw "lazer" spelled with an "s" was when I read a post from someone outside the U.S.
On a quick side-note, Chrome sees the "z" as a type-o.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-19 04:02:27 Reply

Damn you Americans for turning Sulphur into Sulfur, we wont let you get phone too.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-19 11:17:03 Reply

At 12/19/13 04:02 AM, Innermike wrote: Damn you Americans for turning Sulphur into Sulfur, we wont let you get phone too.

And phoenix is fenix.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-19 14:02:03 Reply

At 12/19/13 11:17 AM, kkots wrote:
At 12/19/13 04:02 AM, Innermike wrote: Damn you Americans for turning Sulphur into Sulfur, we wont let you get phone too.
And phoenix is fenix.

I've never seen fenix. I like sulphur but prefer sulfide. I say aluminum but half the time I end up typing aluminium.

Fone? That's just ignorant.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-19 15:01:59 Reply

No one has mentioned the atrocious way Americans pronounce aluminium


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-19 15:24:55 Reply

Which way is that? Us Canucks pronounce it ah/uh-loom-in-um (at least every Canadian whom I know does), which I figure is the aforementioned atrocious way. :(

My grandparents on my mother's side were born and raised in Scotland, so I have plenty of exposure to the U.K. way of pronouncing words, but aluminium has never come up.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-20 00:02:23 Reply

At 12/19/13 03:01 PM, Rustygames wrote: No one has mentioned the atrocious way Americans pronounce aluminium

This right here.

I could care less.
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-20 00:09:10 Reply

I find it a bit ironic that americans are a minority in this thread recently. You're just picking on us now.

possibly in this forum looking at how some of these threads are written
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-21 14:03:07 Reply

At 12/20/13 12:09 AM, MSGhero wrote: I find it a bit ironic that americans are a minority in this thread recently. You're just picking on us now.
possibly in this forum looking at how some of these threads are written

It's only because most Americans aren't literate ;)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-21 18:14:24 Reply

When did that topic suddenly become that much interesting?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-21 18:15:28 Reply

At 12/21/13 06:14 PM, TheNavigat wrote: When did that topic suddenly become that much interesting?

I soon as I left it.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-21 21:20:47 Reply

According to ng, it's been 4 months since I last updated my project swf rather than 4 mins. It also resets the width and height every time I update which is annoying when the game's dimensions aren't the defaults.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-21 23:49:10 Reply

I'm glad to see Blizzard having fun with their e-mails xD

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-21 23:51:36 Reply

At 12/21/13 11:49 PM, egg82 wrote: Great luck to you in your duels, champion!

I'm never buying packs. I'm never spending money on boosts and cosmetics in any game. Never again...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-22 11:30:11 Reply

At 12/21/13 11:51 PM, MSGhero wrote: I'm never buying packs. I'm never spending money on boosts and cosmetics in any game. Never again...

O.o the hell happened to you man? The hell happened?!


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