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PapillonReel
11-28-2008, 06:27 AM
EDIT: Moved to the new thread!

PapillonReel
11-28-2008, 06:28 AM
EDIT: Moved to the new thread!

daroga
11-28-2008, 06:49 AM
I'm guessing this is the spot to put dibs in on a game now? If not, please tell me where to haul my sorry butt to do so.

If it works, I'd like to be put in the queue for the original Kirby's Dream Land on Gameboy.

PapillonReel
11-28-2008, 06:59 AM
I'm guessing this is the spot to put dibs in on a game now? If not, please tell me where to haul my sorry butt to do so.

If it works, I'd like to be put in the queue for the original Kirby's Dream Land on Gameboy.

Don't worry, you got the right place - you've been added to the queue.

StriderDL
11-28-2008, 02:09 PM
Hey hey. I see nunix already got QFG 1-3, but I'll take 4. Maybe we could even keep the same character??

nunix
11-28-2008, 02:19 PM
Hey hey. I see nunix already got QFG 1-3, but I'll take 4. Maybe we could even keep the same character??

If you want to take 1-3 also (or not all of them, whichever), that's fine, especially if you want to start soon. I'm plunking away at my current LP, and don't know when I'll be interested in another.

StriderDL
11-28-2008, 02:53 PM
If you want to take 1-3 also (or not all of them, whichever), that's fine, especially if you want to start soon. I'm plunking away at my current LP, and don't know when I'll be interested in another.

Thanks for the offer, but I am also quite busy with finals and thesis writing. If I get in the mood before you, I'll let you know, though.

I did have one crazy idea of splitting each game up between 3 players, one for each class. A chronicle of the Hero Brothers, if you will.

Sky Render
11-29-2008, 12:46 PM
I should probably submit now that, at some point in the future, I'd like to do a Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate LP. Probably some time from now, of course, since I'm not even done with the LP for the first game. Still, good to set the claim now and get it put in the queue.

PapillonReel
11-29-2008, 11:06 PM
Whew.

Bahamut Lagoon's done, just as planned. Star Fox should be finishing up sometime tonight or tomorrow, so I guess my schedule's free enough to claim a few more. So...

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With those two done, I'd like to add The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Pokémon: Fire Red Version to my list of claims. I've already got screenshots done for both as far as I can (or should) go, so I'll be ready to start anytime after Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals and Final Fantasy IX finish up.

SpoonyGundam
11-30-2008, 02:48 PM
So now that I have a computer again, I'ma go ahead and try this LP thinger one more time.

So! Seiken Densetsu 3 is the plan. Whenever is free is fine with me. I'd rather start it sooner rather than later, but I'll wait if the queue demands it.

Octopus Prime
12-01-2008, 04:51 AM
I should be ready with Deadly Towers soon, so you can put me in for whenever the next open spot is.

...which would appear to be February.

...well, I'll likely have Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom finished by then as well. Neat.

Brickroad
12-01-2008, 08:05 AM
I should be ready with Deadly Towers soon, so you can put me in for whenever the next open spot is.

...which would appear to be February.

Er, can't we start two a week? Wasn't that the official decree?

There's a problem if someone wanting to run an LP in November has to wait until February to get started.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 08:12 AM
Er, can't we start two a week? Wasn't that the official decree?

It was, but then there was a shift at some point - even with me telling people explicitly that they could start two/week, everyone at the time went one/week anyway and it stuck (some people approved of the change, even).

This confusion keeps popping up though... I think I'll set a poll and sort it out once-and-for-all, let you guys decide which you want working better.

Brickroad
12-01-2008, 08:24 AM
This confusion keeps popping up though... I think I'll set a poll and sort it out once-and-for-all, let you guys decide which you want working better.

IMO this needs to go one of two ways:

1) Go back to the Wild West days of no rules, no guidelines, everyone has free reign to start as many LPs as they want and they all live and die on their own merits.

2) Get Parish to crown you official groundskeeper of the LP subforum, hammer the original rules back in place (2/wk) and prune any topics that get started out of turn, politely nudging their authors to the stickied rules thread.

It's kind of a weird state of things where we apparently have to have rules, but the punishment for breaking them is just "oh well you already started so go ahead" while awesome prolific LPers like Octoprime sit on their next masterpiece for three months.

MCBanjoMike
12-01-2008, 08:28 AM
It's kind of a weird state of things where we apparently have to have rules, but the punishment for breaking them is just "oh well you already started so go ahead" while awesome prolific LPers like Octoprime sit on their next masterpiece for three months.

Yeah, people who have successfully completed LPs should be given special treatment, as they are a boon to the forum. Perhaps there could be an optional second slot each week, but only for a proven LPer? That way someone from the young blood crowd gets a shot every week, but the star players don't have to wait three months to start a 4-hour game LP.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 08:30 AM
Wild West ways are out entirely - the big problem with the SA model is that even good LPs will get swept under the tide - and I'd rather avoid giving preferential treatment if I can so that newer guys don't feel as pressured to perform. I'm going to PM Parish to see if I can get some moderational power here though, since this is getting ridiculous.

In the meantime, the original queue model is going back in place. For those of you on the queue who want to move ahead, feel free to post with your preferred date here.

Brickroad
12-01-2008, 08:35 AM
In the meantime, the original queue model is going back in place. For those of you on the queue who want to move ahead, feel free to post with your preferred date here.

I picked my date with the old 2/wk model in mind (never knew it had changed), so I'm not interested in moving up. I don't mind sharing my start-up week with anyone though. =)

I don't like Mike's idea of special rules for proven LPers. I don't think anyone should get special treatment. If we have to have rules, let's keep them simple: one set for everyone, easy to understand, easy to follow, easy to enforce.

TheSL
12-01-2008, 08:39 AM
If we decide to do one last minute, though, is it really any big deal to jump in on late Monday if its a one-queued week? I'd like to do Mother 3 at some point (which I mentioned in the other thread and was summarily ignored (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=317591&postcount=1231)).

MCBanjoMike
12-01-2008, 08:44 AM
I don't like Mike's idea of special rules for proven LPers. I don't think anyone should get special treatment. If we have to have rules, let's keep them simple: one set for everyone, easy to understand, easy to follow, easy to enforce.

As a reader of Let's Plays, that's just what I'd like to see. I get frustrated when there's a constant surge of new threads and only half of them ever get finished. But I'm not the only person out there reading, I'm just one of the louder ones - maybe someone else has an opinion?

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 08:44 AM
If we decide to do one last minute, though, is it really any big deal to jump in on late Monday if its a one-queued week? I'd like to do Mother 3 at some point (which I mentioned in the other thread and was summarily ignored (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=317591&postcount=1231)).

Sorry, I must've missed the post at the time. Late monday as in this week, or...?

Though if you're wondering about LPing new games, I like SA's approach to it - 6 months after the original release date for any game (rereleases don't count unless there are a large amount of changes). As such, a Mother 3 LP would be fine.

As a reader of Let's Plays, that's just what I'd like to see. I get frustrated when there's a constant surge of new threads and only half of them ever get finished. But I'm not the only person out there reading, I'm just one of the louder ones - maybe someone else has an opinion?

The thing is though that even seasoned veterans have trouble making updates sometimes, and can even go on hiatus (I did, at any rate, and I'm pratically married to this subforum). I agree that I'd like to see more threads getting finished though, but exempting regulars from the rules would just end up undermining the rules entirely.

TheSL
12-01-2008, 08:47 AM
Works for me, as long as you guys don't mind. I could probably get the first chapter done tonight.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 09:09 AM
Just PM'd Parish right now, here's hoping he reacts favourably to it. Anyway, to the people on the queue: did you get my PM? I'm just checking to see if everyone got notified about the change.

SpoonyGundam
12-01-2008, 09:22 AM
Got the PM. Moving on up to December 14 would be fine by me.

Parish
12-01-2008, 09:23 AM
Mr. Reel is now your new god. Obey him as you would me.

Sky Render
12-01-2008, 09:31 AM
Well, it's good the forum has an empowered moderator now. I still feel bad for queue-jumping like I did, not even realizing that there WAS a queue at the time. But I guess it ended up leading to this change in a roundabout way, so that's good. Congrats, PapillonReel!

Octopus Prime
12-01-2008, 09:47 AM
Mr. Reel is now your new god. Obey him as you would me.

So.... snark at him a lot?

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 09:51 AM
Mr. Reel is now your new god. Obey him as you would me.

Booya. Thanks for letting me have free reign, chief. Here's hoping I don't screw it up.

Octopus Prime
12-01-2008, 09:59 AM
Might as well have me go in for next week, too. Then we'll have a very good Zelda-clone and a mediocre one going side-by-side!

Try to guess which one's which. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Brickroad
12-01-2008, 10:20 AM
As a reader of Let's Plays, that's just what I'd like to see. I get frustrated when there's a constant surge of new threads and only half of them ever get finished. But I'm not the only person out there reading, I'm just one of the louder ones - maybe someone else has an opinion?

Yeah, I feel you. Problem is there's no way to tell beforehand who will finish and who won't. Back in LPA's formative years Sven talked about Xcomm or whatever like it was the second coming of Elvis Christ McBuddha, and it got dropped. On the flip side we've had excrutiatingly long and in-depth games like Fire Emblem and Ogre Battle get finished, against all odds. And it's not like you can say "Well you didn't finish LP X so we won't let you start LP Y" either. I don't really know what can be done to curb the mass of unfinished LPs.

Maybe I'm being overly cautious about the special rules thing, but I've been in the position of having to moderate this kind of thing before and I've never seen it end well. It's always "well you've done two LPs and I've done six so I should get the special spot this week!" "yeah but your six were were bullshit games with four updates a piece and my two were for PSX RPGs that went on for months!". Then Comrade Reel has to step in and make a judgment call, and someone will have hurt feelings because he's obviously playing favorites...

Talking Time is pretty immune to drama (thank god) but we have had small hiccups regarding this-guy's-LP-is-getting-lots-of-attention-why-isn't-mine. Easier to save everyone headaches by just having one solid set of rules we have to live by.

Adrenaline
12-01-2008, 10:23 AM
Okay, since I don't have any high profile games to play right now I think I can step up the output and bring my Morrowind blog (http://morroweblog.blogspot.com/) here as a normal LP. Before that though, I'm considering what to actually do with it. I could just continue that character here, but I think it would be more fun to start a new one and let all the major decisions on what to be and where to go to be decided here. Does that sound interesting to anyone?

Bongo Bill
12-01-2008, 10:29 AM
Okay, since I don't have any high profile games to play right now I think I can step up the output and bring my Morrowind blog (http://morroweblog.blogspot.com/) here as a normal LP. Before that though, I'm considering what to actually do with it. I could just continue that character here, but I think it would be more fun to start a new one and let all the major decisions on what to be and where to go to be decided here. Does that sound interesting to anyone?
That sounds like fun.

The Dread Cthulhu
12-01-2008, 10:29 AM
Yeah, I've been following the blog sporadically and it would be good to see it come over here. And it would be interesting to see a new character as well, maybe a magic user.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 10:29 AM
Re Abandoned LPs: I was thinking of setting up the officially abandoned LPs (like Final Fantasy Mystic Quest) for adoption - like what happened with Legend of Mana, when nunix took over for SpoonyGundam when real life shit hit the fan. Of course, I'd have to set a strict rule for abandoned LPs (after 6 months, or only when the authour says so?) but letting other people take over when the original authour gives up might clear up some of the spots on the hiatus list. Thoughts?

Re Morrowind: Starting a new character would probably be the better way to go. Character creation is always fun as a group (Fantasy Empires proved this), and opening that up for the audience would help draw them in.

Brickroad
12-01-2008, 10:33 AM
Re Abandoned LPs: I was thinking of setting up the officially abandoned LPs (like Final Fantasy Mystic Quest) for adoption - like what happened with Legend of Mana, when nunix took over for SpoonyGundam when real life shit hit the fan. Of course, I'd have to set a strict rule for abandoned LPs (after 6 months, or only when the authour says so?) but letting other people take over when the original authour gives up might clear up some of the spots on the hiatus list.

This is an awesome idea. I had forgotten that nunix took over the LoM LP. Easy to regulate, too: move the LP to an "abandoned" list after some time period (2/3 months?), request an abandoned LP by PMing its author or making a post here in the queue topic.

Sky Render
12-01-2008, 10:36 AM
This is probably a fairly obvious companion to that suggestion, but there should also be the option for users to officially declare their LP as "abandoned and up for grabs" instead of "on hiatus". Having that option clearly spelled out in the rules would definitely help the more hesitant LPers or the ones who have real life intrude at an inconvenient time but who also don't want to see everybody left hanging forever.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 10:39 AM
This is probably a fairly obvious companion to that suggestion, but there should also be the option for users to officially declare their LP as "abandoned and up for grabs" instead of "on hiatus". Having that option clearly spelled out in the rules would definitely help the more hesitant LPers or the ones who have real life intrude at an inconvenient time but who also don't want to see everybody left hanging forever.

Agreed. I'd like to avoid the situation of taking away an LP from someone when they're planning on finishing it. I think I'll make it so that only LPs officially abandoned by their authour will make the list so that we won't run into any drama.

On that note, nunix was pushing for a claims list clean up pretty strongly in the other thread and I was wondering how you guys thought of it. Want I should set up a new thread for people to drop claims / abandon LPs? Nothing will be forced, of course - if a person on either list doesn't post, I'll just take it that they're fine as-is and leave their claim alone. Mostly I want to give people the chance to make a decision on games they've been sitting on for large periods of time while also trimming either list down a bit if possible.

Kishi
12-01-2008, 10:42 AM
Where the hell is Torgo?

Brickroad
12-01-2008, 10:42 AM
On that note, nunix was pushing for a claims list clean up pretty strongly in the other thread and I was wondering how you guys thought of it. Want I should set up a new thread for people to drop claims / abandon LPs? Nothing will be forced, of course - if a person on either list doesn't post, I'll just take it that they're fine as-is and leave their claim alone. Mostly I want to give people the chance to make a decision on games they've been sitting on for large periods of time while also trimming either list down a bit if possible.

Nah, they can make a Declaration of Death in their LP topic, or clear it up through a PM if someone inquires about it.

Also I would like to completely show my hypocracy by asking Redgehog's Bard's Tale never be declared abandoned. One of these days he's going to finish it, goldurnit, even if I have to drag him through it kicking and screaming.

Adrenaline
12-01-2008, 10:42 AM
I don't see why a separate thread would be necessary.

Can I claim the other December 21 slot, or are you giving already queued people the opportunity to move up now that we've gone back to two a week?

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 10:42 AM
Where the hell is Torgo?

Ah, thanks for reminding me. I'll go PM about his spot right now.

I don't see why a separate thread would be necessary.

Mostly I want to make sure everyone sees the message, since not everyone pops by the archive when I make an announcement. Maybe I'll just sticky a locked thread at the top redirecting people here?

Can I claim the other December 21 slot, or are you giving already queued people the opportunity to move up now that we've gone back to two a week?

The spots are open for anyone, pretty much - I mostly specified the people on the queue so that they'd get a fair shot at starting up at a sooner date.

Kishi
12-01-2008, 10:44 AM
Also I would like to completely show my hypocracy by asking Redgehog's Bard's Tale never be declared abandoned. One of these days he's going to finish it, goldurnit, even if I have to drag him through it kicking and screaming.

Then, and only then, will he be able to change his avatar.

Bongo Bill
12-01-2008, 10:48 AM
Mostly I want to make sure everyone sees the message, since not everyone pops by the archive when I make an announcement. Maybe I'll just sticky a locked thread at the top redirecting people here?
I'd say a separate locked sticky thread just for announcements.

Adrenaline
12-01-2008, 10:48 AM
The spots are open for anyone, pretty much - I mostly specified the people on the queue so that they'd get a fair shot at starting up at a sooner date.

Well then I'll take it, but I'll swap with anyone already queued if they want.

daroga
12-01-2008, 11:31 AM
Would anyone like my Mid-December spot? I'm not going to be able to work on mine until at least the first of the year, so if you want to trade spots or just take mine over, whatever, that would be just fine with me.

Ample Vigour
12-01-2008, 11:32 AM
=claims list clean up

You can have UN Squadron when you pull it from my cold, dead fingers.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 11:36 AM
You can have UN Squadron when you pull it from my cold, dead fingers.

Speaking of which, didn't you say you were going to work on it in December? ¬_¬

Brickroad
12-01-2008, 11:52 AM
Abandoned LP Adoption Process:

Guy wants to adopt an LP. He picks one from the abandoned or hiatus list. If from the abandoned list, he joins the queue and has at it. If from the hiatus list, someone contacts that LP's author to see whether or not it's ever coming back. If the author says no, or if he doesn't respond and then update within some reasonable time frame, or has disappeared from the forum altogether, that LP gets moved to the abandoned list and is ripe for adoption.

I think this is fair to everyone; it lets authors pick up already-started LPs they think should be finished that might already have an established reader base, it lowers the amount of unfinished LPs we have to put up with, and it removes the ability people currently have to claim an LP or put two updates into it then sit on it forever.

I feel the bolded clause is important because there's no point in someone insisting they're going to finish their LP "someday" without ever actually doing it. Getting a PM that says "Hey some cat wants to take over your LP, what should I tell him?" is a red flag that means you need to get back to work. (We'll make a one-time exception for Red Hedgehog, of course!)

Bongo Bill
12-01-2008, 11:53 AM
If we can move up, then I think I'd like to start the week of January 4 rather than the 18th.

Adrenaline
12-01-2008, 12:14 PM
Abandoned LP Adoption Process:

Guy wants to adopt an LP. He picks one from the abandoned or hiatus list. If from the abandoned list, he joins the queue and has at it. If from the hiatus list, someone contacts that LP's author to see whether or not it's ever coming back. If the author says no, or if he doesn't respond and then update within some reasonable time frame, or has disappeared from the forum altogether, that LP gets moved to the abandoned list and is ripe for adoption.

I think this is fair to everyone; it lets authors pick up already-started LPs they think should be finished that might already have an established reader base, it lowers the amount of unfinished LPs we have to put up with, and it removes the ability people currently have to claim an LP or put two updates into it then sit on it forever.

I feel the bolded clause is important because there's no point in someone insisting they're going to finish their LP "someday" without ever actually doing it. Getting a PM that says "Hey some cat wants to take over your LP, what should I tell him?" is a red flag that means you need to get back to work. (We'll make a one-time exception for Red Hedgehog, of course!)

Think 2 weeks is a good time period to allow the owner to get back in gear?

Brickroad
12-01-2008, 12:20 PM
Think 2 weeks is a good time period to allow the owner to get back in gear?

I think there are a lot of good reasons to leave the "grace period" flexible.

Honestly, if someone "loses" their LP because they stopped updating it and then neglected a PM asking about it, that's a "sorry about your luck" situation. Ditto for someone who calls a game then never assigns a date to it. There's got to be a little give in either direction here, but we also don't want A-list games languishing in "claimed hell" forever any more than we want them abandoned.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 12:22 PM
How about a three strikes policy, then? It's easy to forget one PM, sure, but if someone's still considering working on their LP they'd probably take notice on the second or third. Alternatively, we can arrange it that an adoption doesn't happen until the authour responds, which would be fair to them since it'd give them more control and protection in this situation.

Other than that, I'm down with the rest. I'll leave things open for a while longer, but otherwise, provided nothing big comes up, I think we've got ourselves an adoption policy.

SpoonyGundam
12-01-2008, 12:42 PM
As the father of this forum's first adopted LP, I think this is a pretty swell idea. I'd rather see an LP of a game I like completed by someone else than just die because Real Life™ suddenly happens.

Ample Vigour
12-01-2008, 12:51 PM
Speaking of which, didn't you say you were going to work on it in December? ¬_¬

Put me on the end of the queue. Put up or shut up time.

Brer
12-01-2008, 02:00 PM
Since you mentioned the possibility of moving up on the list, I'd like to get started ASAP if there's room. It may be more difficult for me to post around X-mas week as I'm visiting my familiy, so if I can build up a head of steam ahead of time it'll be easier to continue. I'm hoping my father won't mind me installing some programs as he's accepted that I know more about computers than he does these days, but he has bouts of protectiveness.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 04:26 PM
Since you mentioned the possibility of moving up on the list, I'd like to get started ASAP if there's room. It may be more difficult for me to post around X-mas week as I'm visiting my familiy, so if I can build up a head of steam ahead of time it'll be easier to continue. I'm hoping my father won't mind me installing some programs as he's accepted that I know more about computers than he does these days, but he has bouts of protectiveness.

Sorry, all the earlier spots have been filled up. If you don't think you'll be able to update during the holidays, I wouldn't worry - as long as people know updates will be sparse beforehand, they won't mind as much.

PapillonReel
12-01-2008, 05:09 PM
All righty, the adoption process has been added to the FAQ and I'm officially starting it up. Abandoned LPs can be snapped up by anyone considering them, and LPs on hiatus will have to work something out with the authour. If they say yes, then the new guy can take over, and if they say no then it'll stay on hiatus (no answer simply means keep PMing them for information until they respond). Everyone fine with that?

Edit: Oh, and two more things: 1] you can only try to adopt a thread when it's been on hiatus for more than two months and/or explicitly abandoned; and 2] when an authour says they're continuing their thread later on, then, until they say otherwise, that's the final say on the matter.

Merus
12-01-2008, 06:29 PM
I'll throw open DROD if anyone wants it. This is mostly because I'm eyeing Final Fantasy X: International, and working out what I have to set up so I can keep it alive. Elfir did a fantastic job on that LP, and I'd hate to see it go.

Adrenaline
12-01-2008, 11:03 PM
I just spent three hours writing up a four page first post in Word in preparation for starting later this month. GodDAMN this stuff eats time.

Alixsar
12-02-2008, 01:32 AM
With those two done, I'd like to add The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Pokémon: Fire Red Version to my list of claims. I've already got screenshots done for both as far as I can (or should) go, so I'll be ready to start anytime after Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals and Final Fantasy IX finish up.

I forget who, but someone else was going to do Ages. I think I claimed Seasons, but I remember at the time that I said that since I already claimed OoT, I'd be more than willing to give it up. So whatever. Still, you should go back in the old thread and see who claimed Ages and work something out with them. I'm sure you could make something cool.

I just spent three hours writing up a four page first post in Word in preparation for starting later this month. GodDAMN this stuff eats time.

It really, really does. Ogre Battle 64 was a second job.

PapillonReel
12-02-2008, 04:41 AM
I forget who, but someone else was going to do Ages. I think I claimed Seasons, but I remember at the time that I said that since I already claimed OoT, I'd be more than willing to give it up. So whatever. Still, you should go back in the old thread and see who claimed Ages and work something out with them. I'm sure you could make something cool.

Looking through the thread, no one actually made a claim for either game - at least, not that I could easily tell. So, if you want, you or I could take up Oracle of Ages; the games themselves are small enough that I could pull off either, though it's just that I preferred Seasons and saw it was still open that I claimed it.

Octopus Prime
12-02-2008, 07:45 AM
Oh shucks, what the heck. I'll claim Shadowgate for after I finish Princess Tomato.

Unless, of course, someone else wants it before I finish Princess Tomato, in which case, they can have it.

Sky Render
12-02-2008, 09:05 AM
I just spent three hours writing up a four page first post in Word in preparation for starting later this month. GodDAMN this stuff eats time.

Yes, yes it does. There's a reason I picked a (relatively) short game for my first LP, and that would be it.

Red Hedgehog
12-02-2008, 12:20 PM
Also I would like to completely show my hypocracy by asking Redgehog's Bard's Tale never be declared abandoned. One of these days he's going to finish it, goldurnit, even if I have to drag him through it kicking and screaming.

What you need to do is find me a job where I make tons of money and only have to work 8 hours a day. Bard's Tale is calling to me, though, but I have to figure out where I'm going to live for the next year first.

Then, and only then, will he be able to change his avatar.

You called it. I'm not allowing myself to change my avatar until I finish it.

nunix
12-02-2008, 10:36 PM
I think Fantasy Empires is going to wrap up soon; it works well as an LP in theory, but some of the participation I was hoping would get started.. hasn't, and the game's not graphically dynamic enough to merit updates (move three shields around a map, move another two, et cetera, and combat is over way too fast).

Also there's like six LP going right now and that's always discouraging. -.-

re: clean-up: er.. what I was pushing for was exactly what you didn't want: list is posted, burden is placed on the claimer to be paying attention and pipe up, else the game is made free again.

But I never wanted a queue or claim system in the first place, so. ;P

PapillonReel
12-02-2008, 10:51 PM
I think Fantasy Empires is going to wrap up soon; it works well as an LP in theory, but some of the participation I was hoping would get started.. hasn't, and the game's not graphically dynamic enough to merit updates (move three shields around a map, move another two, et cetera).

For what it's worth, I'm still following along. It's just that there wasn't much choice given at the last update and I decided to hang back and see how things would go. :/

re: clean-up: er.. what I was pushing for was exactly what you didn't want: list is posted, burden is placed on the claimer to be paying attention and pipe up, else the game is made free again.

's just that I don't want to have to make that sort of judgment call, is all. As it is, self-moderation has worked pretty well so far regarding the claims list - if a person's not ready or interested in running an LP, often they'll post back saying they'll drop it or pass it off to another person interested. Or, if a person is still interested but doesn't have the time, that doesn't mean they won't - it's just that real life can be a pain sometimes and get in the way.

Either way, it hasn't really become much of a problem, at least compared to the number of abandoned threads popping up. People have been sorting things out by themselves pretty well so far, and who am I to interfere with that?

nunix
12-02-2008, 10:58 PM
's just that I don't want to have to make that sort of judgment call, is all. As it is, self-moderation has worked pretty well so far regarding the claims list - if a person's not ready or interested in running an LP, often they'll post back saying they'll drop it or pass it off to another person interested. Or, if a person is still interested but doesn't have the time, that doesn't mean they won't - it's just that real life can be a pain sometimes and get in the way.

I just think the majority of that list is either still-posters who have forgotten it (because a whooole lot of games went up in the first month or so), or from posters who've stopped visiting. I'm not talking about there being a regular clean-up or anything, mind, just a one-time thing.

Either way, it hasn't really become much of a problem, at least compared to the number of abandoned threads popping up. People have been sorting things out by themselves pretty well so far, and who am I to interfere with that?

B-but.. power! POWER! What good is it if you don't abuse it?!

Bongo Bill
12-02-2008, 11:02 PM
If The Fool's Errand goes well, I am considering following it up with Monster Rancher 2. I hesitate to claim it yet, because The Fool's Errand will be my first, and I don't yet know if I'm up to the task.

PapillonReel
12-02-2008, 11:10 PM
I'd hold on the claim for now if you're uncertain, but if you LP The Fool's Errand and find you can pull off another LP, then by all means go ahead. Monster Rancher games themselves seem to lend themselves well to the cooperative aspect of the fun, so you could have a great thread on your hands if you were to tackle it.

I just think the majority of that list is either still-posters who have forgotten it (because a whooole lot of games went up in the first month or so), or from posters who've stopped visiting. I'm not talking about there being a regular clean-up or anything, mind, just a one-time thing.

I dunno... I can see where you're coming from, but it seems a little too early still to do a major clean-up. Maybe. I'll keep thinking on it though, but as it is I still think there's more than enough games to go around for everyone, regulars and one-timers alike.

B-but.. power! POWER! What good is it if you don't abuse it?!

I'd love to, but Parish would smite me off the face of the boards if I do. :P

Netbrian
12-07-2008, 10:50 AM
I'd like the next available slot for Nethack please.

Thanks!

Brickroad
12-07-2008, 07:24 PM
I'd like the next available slot for Nethack please.

Thanks!

Hot.

Rascally Badger
12-09-2008, 08:16 PM
If no one else has called it, I would like to try Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, maybe sometime near the end of January. It will probably be a disappointing follow up to the previous Fire Emblem LPs though.

Elfir
12-09-2008, 08:25 PM
Yeah, go ahead and add "Every Fire Emblem Ever" to the requests list. :3

Netbrian
12-09-2008, 08:47 PM
If no one else has called it, I would like to try Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, maybe sometime near the end of January.

I preemptively demand the Eirika-Ephraim support.

Tanto
12-09-2008, 08:53 PM
I preemptively demand the Eirika-Ephraim support.

You freak.

I would be happy to do FE9 if I could ever be bothered to invest in a USB tuner... Ah well. My knowledge of the first five is extremely spotty.

Alixsar
12-09-2008, 10:31 PM
Looking through the thread, no one actually made a claim for either game - at least, not that I could easily tell. So, if you want, you or I could take up Oracle of Ages; the games themselves are small enough that I could pull off either, though it's just that I preferred Seasons and saw it was still open that I claimed it.

Sorry for the late response. Here's the thing. I don't have as much time to do these things as I did, say, six months ago. I've already OoT and the vague promise of Suikoden III hanging over me.

Meanwhile, you've turned into a veritable LP machine. And I've already got my favorite Zelda reserved, so I don't mind losing Seasons or Ages.

So we've got a few options here. I'm about to send you a PM about this.

Bongo Bill
12-09-2008, 11:20 PM
I'm a big fan, though not exactly some kind of invincible guru, of Fire Emblem. I might be interested in claiming one of them later, but, as I mentioned earlier, only if I feel confident about it after actually doing The Fool's Errand.

PapillonReel
12-10-2008, 03:07 AM
I preemptively demand the Joshua/L'Arachel support.

Fixed.

Octopus Prime
12-10-2008, 04:11 AM
And I just started playing Sacred Stones.

Netbrian
12-10-2008, 05:59 PM
You freak.

Sorry. I blame it on too much Utena during my formative years.

And about L'Arachel -- as far as I'm concerned, part of doing a Sacred Stones LP is replaying it as many times as it takes to see every L'Arachel support. (One of the wonderful things about that particular entry in the series is that a much higher proportion of the characters are strong and usable than some of the other games).

Octopus Prime
12-11-2008, 03:12 PM
I had an excellent idea for how to do my Shadowgate LP, so you can put me down for the earliest available spot, which would appear to be the 18th of January, unless somebody cancels.

It's going to feature a surprising amount of audience participation for such a linear game!

Netbrian
12-11-2008, 05:10 PM
I had an excellent idea for how to do my Shadowgate LP, so you can put me down for the earliest available spot, which would appear to be the 18th of January, unless somebody cancels.

It's going to feature a surprising amount of audience participation for such a linear game!

I will be very upset if you don't break every mirror.

Octopus Prime
12-11-2008, 05:14 PM
I will be very upset if you don't break every mirror.

Buddy, where we're going we don't NEED me to break the mirrors!

Sky Render
12-11-2008, 06:23 PM
Alright, well, Kyrandia should be wrapped up by the end of next week for sure. I have preliminary script-writing done for Hand of Fate, but no screenshots yet. However, it doesn't take long to get shots and I have the world's most insanely good timing with the Print Screen button, meaning I should be ready to start posting the first part for Hand of Fate some time around the current end of the queue. No huge rush on it or anything, but I figured I should put out a request for queue-adding now.

PapillonReel
12-11-2008, 06:38 PM
No prob.

Indalecio
12-12-2008, 04:44 PM
Put me down for a Lets Play for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.

Octopus Prime
12-12-2008, 04:44 PM
Put me down for a Lets Play for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.

You brave, insane fool.

Indalecio
12-12-2008, 05:26 PM
Someone had to do it. But I am not going to do anything crazy, like do the bonus dungeon or something.

StriderDL
12-15-2008, 06:00 AM
There are now so many LPs going that my head is spinning. I don't know whether to be excited or overwhelmed! Regardless, I will continue to start my day here with coffee in hand.

Coincidentally, do you have a hard wrap-up date from the LPers? It just seems that with two new LPs per week the front page might go crazy if the active list doesn't start clearing. Although Sky Render and OctoPrime have finished up, it appears

Loki
12-15-2008, 06:24 AM
After Lone Wolf 2 wraps up I'd like to try my hand at another CYOA. A little obscure gem known only as The Forbidden Towers.

Octopus Prime
12-15-2008, 06:26 AM
There are now so many LPs going that my head is spinning. I don't know whether to be excited or overwhelmed! Regardless, I will continue to start my day here with coffee in hand.

Coincidentally, do you have a hard wrap-up date from the LPers? It just seems that with two new LPs per week the front page might go crazy if the active list doesn't start clearing. Although Sky Render and OctoPrime have finished up, it appears

It's the peril of having so many people choose really, really long games to LP.

DeeMer
12-15-2008, 06:51 AM
StarTropics likely won't last another week. I've been stretching it out as it is.

Violentvixen
12-15-2008, 07:46 AM
Mario is Missing should be done soon as well.

nunix
12-15-2008, 10:22 AM
Fantasy Empires is done today. I just have to upload some pictures and type some words.

Brer
12-15-2008, 10:27 AM
Coincidentally, do you have a hard wrap-up date from the LPers? It just seems that with two new LPs per week the front page might go crazy if the active list doesn't start clearing.

Well, I'll do what I can, but even if I never stopped for community input, BAK is a biggish game...it's making me realize just how insane a thorough non-video BG2 or PS:T LP would be.

Alixsar
12-15-2008, 12:10 PM
Put me down for a Lets Play for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.

No! NOOO!! You don't know what you're doing!!! Trust me! Ogre Battle 64 took almost three months!!! You'll go insane!

Papillion, you're a mod here now. Tell him he can't. If he starts a thread, close it. It's for his own good! I'm practically begging you!

StriderDL
12-15-2008, 02:16 PM
Well, I'll do what I can, but even if I never stopped for community input, BAK is a biggish game...it's making me realize just how insane a thorough non-video BG2 or PS:T LP would be.

Aw man, now I feel like I'm pressuring everyone, ha. It's more for participation purposes, as I love reading nearly all of them. Finding an update I missed is almost like a bonus.

Wolf
12-16-2008, 12:01 PM
I'd like to lay claim to King's Quest VI, if I may. I have no idea when I'll be able to do it, but it's something I'd definitely like to tackle.

ringworm
12-16-2008, 12:04 PM
it's making me realize just how insane a thorough non-video BG2 or PS:T LP would be.
I've been prototyping BG2 on and off for 6 months now, and I just cannot wrap my hands around it. It's so large with so much dialogue. At some point I'm just going to have to pull the trigger and let what happens, happen...but it's a serious commitment.

Octopus Prime
12-16-2008, 12:06 PM
I shed tears for you if you ever do make a Baldurs Gate LP.

When you die, you will surely go to Heaven, because you've spent enough time in hell.

Brickroad
12-16-2008, 12:25 PM
When you die, you will surely go to Heaven, because you've spent enough time in hell.

...says the man who did Deadly Fucking Towers.

Brer
12-16-2008, 12:29 PM
I shed tears for you if you ever do make a Baldurs Gate LP.

When you die, you will surely go to Heaven, because you've spent enough time in hell.

The thing is, it would be manageable (still huge, but -manageably- huge) in video form, but then you run into the problem of all that text...and unless you've got serious dramatic reading chops, or can post lots of long videos with pauses for a reading audience AND a resolution high enough to let them make it out, I just don't see a good solution.

Octopus Prime
12-16-2008, 01:16 PM
...says the man who did Deadly Fucking Towers.

That was painful, not arduous.

There's a difference.

nunix
12-16-2008, 01:24 PM
Re: tediously long, boring-to-read-OR-watch roleplaying game LPs:

Learn to summarise.

Loki
12-16-2008, 01:26 PM
That's how I feel. It's is really nessassary to provide a screenshot of every line of dialogue?

SpoonyGundam
12-16-2008, 01:28 PM
srsly

BG2's dialogue is great, but you honestly don't need to show all of it. Screenshot key lines and summarize. If somebody wants to get the full experience, they could always play the game.

Brickroad
12-16-2008, 01:28 PM
Also I found that doing a completely off-the-wall "joke" post did a great deal to amuse myself in the middle of my long-ass Suiko LP. The first time I experienced heavy burnout I put up the "Kage sneaks into the vault" post, and the second time I entertained myself with an orgy of Viki love. Both worked and gave me the steam I needed to coast to the end.

Octopus Prime
12-16-2008, 01:31 PM
I usually just stop playing the game entirely when I get burned out, since I usually play the games about a month beforehand.

And once I composed haikus dedicated to the playable characters of G.I. Joe.

nunix
12-16-2008, 01:31 PM
Also I found that doing a completely off-the-wall "joke" post did a great deal to amuse myself in the middle of my long-ass Suiko LP. The first time I experienced heavy burnout I put up the "Kage sneaks into the vault" post, and the second time I entertained myself with an orgy of Viki love. Both worked and gave me the steam I needed to coast to the end.

Just don't do this all the way through; that's most of the Something Awful LP and, well.. they're something awful. The "humour" that most LP seem to rely on (essentially making fun of the game) really isn't.

Brer
12-16-2008, 01:35 PM
Re: tediously long, boring-to-read-OR-watch roleplaying game LPs: Learn to summarise.

I was worrying about skipping over things like the details (money-wise) of selling off weapons and the progression of stats, but I'm more and more confident that skipping the majority of the mechanics works well. I wouldn't be half as far as I am now if I'd stopped to show -all- the trips back out of the dungeon to rest and sell loot. I figure that after I show certain dialogues once or twice I can start skipping them and just focusing on the story. The hardest part is the combat, and I'm sure doing other RPGs you have the same problem.

Brickroad
12-16-2008, 01:39 PM
Honestly the best thing you guys can do is jump in and ask for feedback. Keep what works, drop what doesn't, try new things the whole way through. The damn truth is none of us really know what we're doing here.

Sky Render
12-16-2008, 02:18 PM
The real knack to any good writing is to be succinct, but still get your message across. LPs are no different. My general rule of thumb is, if I get more than 4 sentences for a given screenshot, I've got too much and need to trim it down a bit. It's not an easy rule to follow, but it helped keep the Kyrandia LP from getting out of hand. I could have easily stuck in twice as much snark as I did, but that would have made it more tedious than funny.

SpoonyGundam
12-17-2008, 01:48 PM
So, a thought occurred when I was looking through some of the screenshots I took for SD3 earlier.

Video LP of some multiplayer game, with Tyrants controlling the characters via netplay and talking over Ventrillo or whatever the hell you kids use these days.

The original thought was, "Hey! Secret of Mana!" but then I went "Wait, no. That's crazy. There should be a test run with, like, Final Fight or something first."

Bongo Bill
12-18-2008, 11:15 PM
Let's see. I've got my courage up. I'm going to place a formal claim for Monster Rancher 2, and a second one for Golden Sun, though naturally I don't want to be on the schedule for those until I finish the previous ones.

Octopus Prime
12-19-2008, 03:36 AM
Let's see. I've got my courage up. I'm going to place a formal claim for Monster Rancher 2, and a second one for Golden Sun, though naturally I don't want to be on the schedule for those until I finish the previous ones.

WOOOO!

Alixsar
12-19-2008, 08:00 PM
Re: tediously long, boring-to-read-OR-watch roleplaying game LPs:

Learn to summarise.

It took me months to learn this lesson, but it is one of the most important things you can ever do, ever.

Ringworm: BG2 will consume you if you decide to do it. But if you do go through with it, you will be a God among men.

sfried
12-20-2008, 06:05 AM
I'd like to add Freespace 2, although I'm not so sure how long I'll get around to it.

daroga
12-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Just going to put this out there, I'm not going to be able to get to my LP till the new year at least. So, if anyone wants my Dec 21st spot, it's yours. Just let the powers that be know. :)

Octopus Prime
12-21-2008, 12:59 AM
Just going to put this out there, I'm not going to be able to get to my LP till the new year at least. So, if anyone wants my Dec 21st spot, it's yours. Just let the powers that be know. :)

I already threw my hat into that ring.

Shadowgate... START!

daroga
12-21-2008, 01:22 PM
I already threw my hat into that ring.

Shadowgate... START!Excellent! :)

PapillonReel
12-21-2008, 01:40 PM
Just going to put this out there, I'm not going to be able to get to my LP till the new year at least. So, if anyone wants my Dec 21st spot, it's yours. Just let the powers that be know. :)

Hmm... With OctoPrime taking your place, his spot in January will be opening up. Want I should fill you in there, then?

Sprite
12-23-2008, 08:08 AM
If I did a Let's Play of the wretched Left Behind game, do you think anyone would read it?

Elfir
12-23-2008, 08:11 AM
If I did a Let's Play of the wretched Left Behind game, do you think anyone would read it?

I don't know what they're like but if you can pull it off in an entertaining and spiteful way, I'd give it a read. Seems like somthing that should incorporate Chic Tracks somehow.

PapillonReel
12-23-2008, 08:12 AM
If I did a Let's Play of the wretched Left Behind game, do you think anyone would read it?

Hell, I would.

turpinator
12-24-2008, 03:39 PM
If I did a Let's Play of the wretched Left Behind game, do you think anyone would read it?
Wait, why would it be wretched? I can assume the mechanics are badly done, (which I won't argue, most games like that fail to grasp players the right way) but the intention and idea is genuine.

Also, I'd like to change my claim slightly. I've had something happen to my gamesave for my gamecube game for Phantasy Star, and I have to move over to a version for the PC, which is called Blue Burst. It's essentially the same game, except episode four tacked on to the previous 1&2. Me and the partner playing will be stating the visible differences we can see.

Sprite
12-24-2008, 10:13 PM
Wait, why would it be wretched? I can assume the mechanics are badly done, (which I won't argue, most games like that fail to grasp players the right way) but the intention and idea is genuine.

It would be wretched because the mechanics are poorly done and because Left Behind is a stupid franchise (in my opinion, obviously). Making a good game based on Dispensationalism is certainly possible, but not with Left Behind. Actually this topic sounds like something that would be fun to discuss in the Let's Play. Hmmm...

Alright, I'm going to make a claim on Left Behind: Eternal Forces (as though anyone else wants it). As for when I want in the queue, I'll wait until I see if the game is at least playable.

Pajaro Pete
12-26-2008, 08:26 PM
Um... I feel like cutting myself, so I was wondering if that spot on December 28 spot is still open so I can play Persona (The First One) for y'all instead of mutilating myself. If not, I guess I can wait until the January 18 slot.

PapillonReel
12-26-2008, 08:31 PM
You magnificent bastard.

Netbrian had the Dec. 28 slot for his LP, so I'll put you down for the 18th.

Pajaro Pete
12-26-2008, 08:36 PM
Oh and I'm doing the Japanese version's subquest that never made it into the US version, home to the Most Painful Dungeon in a Megaten Game Ever: Not a Hyperbole.

Netbrian
12-26-2008, 09:32 PM
Oh and I'm doing the Japanese version's subquest that never made it into the US version, home to the Most Painful Dungeon in a Megaten Game Ever: Not a Hyperbole.

Does this mean you won't be playing the ethnically diverse version of the game?

Bongo Bill
12-26-2008, 10:16 PM
I'm going to be a day or two late starting my January 4 one, as I will be temporarily indisposed.

Elfir
12-27-2008, 02:35 AM
If I can ever get a DS emulator to work right, I'm mighty tempted to try a Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure LP. No way I'd do the Playstation version even if I still had my copy. Gameplay was too horrid.

Though if I get a DS emulator to work right, that opens up all kiiiinds of possibilities.

spineshark
12-27-2008, 03:00 AM
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll136/spine_shark/SLUS_00339_27122008_045510_0937.png
I am excited.

Oh yeah, I'm assuming the version of Tales of Phantasia wanted is PS1? Mark me down tentatively for 2/1/09.

I will finish Eternal Punishment before then.

The Dread Cthulhu
12-27-2008, 09:51 AM
Could you put me down for Feb 1st for the Soul Blazer LP?

Kirin
12-27-2008, 02:41 PM
If I can ever get a DS emulator to work right, I'm mighty tempted to try a Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure LP.

Though if I get a DS emulator to work right, that opens up all kiiiinds of possibilities.

I approve of this LP plan and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. Rhapsody is awesome.

Also, if anyone gets a DS emulator to work on OSX, let me know pls thx.

Pajaro Pete
12-27-2008, 02:52 PM
If I can ever get a DS emulator to work right, I'm mighty tempted to try a Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure LP. No way I'd do the Playstation version even if I still had my copy. Gameplay was too horrid.

Though if I get a DS emulator to work right, that opens up all kiiiinds of possibilities.

If I can get a PSX emulator that'll run it, I'll do the sequel whenever you finish this 'un!

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll136/spine_shark/SLUS_00339_27122008_045510_0937.png

I get it!

TK Flash
12-27-2008, 07:27 PM
Someone needs to do an LP of SOS. Hardcore Gaming recently featured it. (http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/sos/sos.htm) This game almost begs for our peanut gallery to tear it apart.

Pajaro Pete
12-27-2008, 07:45 PM
But can Brickroad do it at 150% speed?

liquidben
12-27-2008, 09:19 PM
Oh and I'm doing the Japanese version's subquest that never made it into the US version, home to the Most Painful Dungeon in a Megaten Game Ever: Not a Hyperbole.

Wait, doesn't that mean you'll be screen-capping the boner beast?

Pajaro Pete
12-27-2008, 10:51 PM
Yes, yes, you'll get to see the GIANT THROBBING ROOSTER PERSONA.

turpinator
12-28-2008, 06:41 AM
Also, I'd like to change my claim slightly. I've had something happen to my gamesave for my gamecube game for Phantasy Star, and I have to move over to a version for the PC, which is called Blue Burst. It's essentially the same game, except episode four tacked on to the previous 1&2. Me and the partner playing will be stating the visible differences we can see.
*cough*

PapillonReel
12-28-2008, 05:30 PM
With Sword of Seals finished and written up, I'm going to put myself down as a tentative claim for February 8 for Final Fantasy IX. Tentative because I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to pull off running it, but I've already written rough notes for what I'm going to do so once I get everything together it'll run as smooth as butter.

In addition, I think I'll add a claim for The Legend of Dragoon and stop there for now.

EDIT: Oh, and while I remember it, I'll be combining my claims together for a The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages Let's Play at a later date. Special thanks to Alixsar for giving me the idea.

Octopus Prime
12-28-2008, 05:34 PM
With Sword of Seals finished and written up, I'm going to put myself down as a tentative claim for February 8 for Final Fantasy IX. Tentative because I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to pull off running it, but I've already written rough notes for what I'm going to do so once I get everything together it'll run as smooth as butter.

:)

In addition, I think I'll add a claim for The Legend of Dragoon and stop there for now.

:(

EDIT: Oh, and while I remember it, I'll be combining my claims together for a The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages Let's Play at a later date. Special thanks to Alixsar for giving me the idea.

:)

PapillonReel
12-28-2008, 07:06 PM
Hmm... While I'm thinking, we could really use an LP of Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System. To the requests list!

Not that anyone would be suicidal enough to attempt it, but still. LET ME DREAM PEOPLE

Elfir
12-28-2008, 07:30 PM
Hmm... While I'm thinking, we could really use an LP of Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System. To the requests list!

If only it were in English... And I have trouble maintaining interest in the LPs with Japanese-language screenshots.

turpinator
12-29-2008, 11:00 AM
Thanks Papillion. I'll get the two teasers I have up now.

Brickroad
12-29-2008, 11:03 AM
Not that anyone would be suicidal enough to attempt it, but still. LET ME DREAM PEOPLE

Amongst the LPs this forum has completed are Fire Emblem, Ogre Battle, and Legacy of the Wizard. And we're on into Nethack. NETHACK!!

I'd say the probability of someone around here being that suicidal approaches 1.

That person is not me though. Suikoden about killed me as it is.

PapillonReel
12-29-2008, 11:48 AM
Thanks Papillion. I'll get the two teasers I have up now.

Wait, what? I changed your request, but that doesn't mean you can start right away - there's a queue for a reason.

Hell, you could at least ask first.

turpinator
12-29-2008, 11:51 AM
D: Dammit, sorry. I'm still trying to get used to this place with approval and stuff. Do you want me to take it down?

PapillonReel
12-29-2008, 11:53 AM
D: Dammit, sorry. I'm still trying to get used to this place with approval and stuff. Do you want me to take it down?

No, I'll just lock it and reopen it when you pick a spot on the queue and it opens up.

spineshark
12-29-2008, 12:11 PM
Hmm... While I'm thinking, we could really use an LP of Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System. To the requests list!

Not that anyone would be suicidal enough to attempt it, but still. LET ME DREAM PEOPLE
I'm buying this! Maybe!

Fortunately, all of my other reserved projects wouldn't be too long, because this would be nuts.

Alixsar
12-29-2008, 04:47 PM
Well, I've recently begun working on my OoT LP in preparation for the big launch next week.

Two things:

1) Yay, LPing is fun!

2) I FORGOT THAT THIS TAKES FOREVER ARGH

Netbrian
12-29-2008, 08:44 PM
Amongst the LPs this forum has completed are Fire Emblem, Ogre Battle, and Legacy of the Wizard. And we're on into Nethack. NETHACK!!

I'd say the probability of someone around here being that suicidal approaches 1.

That person is not me though. Suikoden about killed me as it is.

I'm going to try to get a majority of these "insane" LPs, by hook or by crook.

I would note that some games are insane for different reasons. Nethack and Legacy of the Wizard have high difficulty levels, but are comparatively short games. The gameplay might be difficult, but they don't require the marathon tests of endurance something like Suikoden does.

That said, I'd love to see an LP of Persona 3 on Expert. With minimum grinding and no NG+.

Indalecio
12-30-2008, 05:50 AM
I know my Tactics Ogre LP is probably months off, but could I start the thread early? I could ask for names for some characters, and ask which path through the game people want. Then the thread could be locked and I could start playing and taking screenshots. When my LP actually comes along, the thread could be reopened, and I'll pretty much have everything ready.

Thoughts?

turpinator
12-30-2008, 11:36 AM
No, I'll just lock it and reopen it when you pick a spot on the queue and it opens up.
Wait... you mean I'd have to wait like a month or two? >_>

Yeah, I doubt that'll be happening. I'm probably going to go on my own tangent elsewhere if that's the case. No offense guys, but I shouldn't have to wait so long to show videos.

DANoWAR
12-30-2008, 12:01 PM
So...a month or two from now videos become obsolete? Crumble to dust? Maybe the game is too old by then?

Sorry, don't want to sound sarcastic. I just find it hilarious.

Elfir
12-30-2008, 12:22 PM
Yeah, it's not like the videos are hosted on this site, just linked to. Personally I wouldn't put them on the list at all, or in a different section.

If it's not worth doing in two months, it's probably not worth doing right now.

Brickroad
12-30-2008, 12:24 PM
I don't put any of my video LPs in the queue, mainly because I never know from day to day when I'll want to work on one.

I try not to make a big production out of them either, just like "hey guys look" and a link in my video thread.

PapillonReel
12-30-2008, 01:16 PM
Yeah, the videos aren't going anywhere. If you don't feel like waiting, you can post the videos on youtube anyway and just post all the links on the first post for people to catch up when you do start a thread. It's not a big deal.

I know my Tactics Ogre LP is probably months off, but could I start the thread early? I could ask for names for some characters, and ask which path through the game people want. Then the thread could be locked and I could start playing and taking screenshots. When my LP actually comes along, the thread could be reopened, and I'll pretty much have everything ready.

Thoughts?

In other words, you'd open the thread, field questions and suggestions and then close the thread when you've got enough?

Sure, sounds good to me. Be sure to let me know when you've got enough so I can lock the thread until it really starts. On that note, do you have an idea when you'd like to start, or...?

Elfir
12-30-2008, 01:21 PM
Yeah, the videos aren't going anywhere.
I know, I just think it's silly when people whine and it turns out they're doing videos rather than screenshot-fests. :p

Indalecio
12-30-2008, 01:35 PM
In other words, you'd open the thread, field questions and suggestions and then close the thread when you've got enough?

Yes.


Sure, sounds good to me. Be sure to let me know when you've got enough so I can lock the thread until it really starts. On that note, do you have an idea when you'd like to start, or...?

I was pretty much just going to wait til my turn comes up in the queue. As for the initial thread, I'll probably post it this evening.

PapillonReel
12-30-2008, 01:42 PM
Sorry, that was a little vague on my part. What I meant was do you have a specific date on the queue that you'd like to take?

DANoWAR
12-30-2008, 01:45 PM
I was pretty much just going to wait til my turn comes up in the queue. As for the initial thread, I'll probably post it this evening.

The problem is that you are nowhere in the queue as far as I can see. Did you officially ask for a starting date or to be entered first date possible?

Elfir
12-30-2008, 01:58 PM
Cliffnotes: January 25th and February 8th are the next dates with openings.

turpinator
12-30-2008, 03:25 PM
Yeah, the videos aren't going anywhere. If you don't feel like waiting, you can post the videos on youtube anyway and just post all the links on the first post for people to catch up when you do start a thread. It's not a big deal.
I guess that sounds abit more reasonable. All I really have right now are teaser videos. My computer is not working properly enough for me to record either. Something happened to the cooling system and it overheats if I try anything to strenuous on it.

Indalecio
12-30-2008, 04:29 PM
Cliffnotes: January 25th and February 8th are the next dates with openings.

Ok, I guess Feb 8th is okay.

Adrenaline
12-30-2008, 07:08 PM
I don't put any of my video LPs in the queue, mainly because I never know from day to day when I'll want to work on one.

I try not to make a big production out of them either, just like "hey guys look" and a link in my video thread.

Get on some new ones, boyo.

Brer
12-30-2008, 07:08 PM
Get on some new ones, boyo.

Elfir
12-31-2008, 01:21 PM
I wonder how well an Advance Wars game would LP. It's the other GBA SRPG, eh? It doesn't have levelups but still...

PapillonReel
12-31-2008, 04:03 PM
That said, I'd love to see an LP of Persona 3 on Expert. With minimum grinding and no NG+.

...Erg. I'm really tempted to claim P3 for this, since I've been considering doing it for a while now, but I don't really want to break my personal rule of 4-claims max. What to do, what to do... Well, if it's not claimed by the time FFIX wraps up, I could probably give it a go, but I won't make any promises yet.

On a similar note, someone with a working NDS emulator should consider doing an Etrian Odyssey LP a la Bard's Tale, yes?

I wonder how well an Advance Wars game would LP. It's the other GBA SRPG, eh? It doesn't have levelups but still...

GBA games overall tend to make for good LPs, I've noticed - they're beefy enough to have enough content for an LP, they tend to be colourful and gorgeous to look at, and the screenshot size tends to allow for a lot of creativity in production. Pretty much all of the ones done so far (Fire Emblem, Pokémon Shiny Gold, Pokémon Emerald, Mother 3, etc.) have all been pretty great because of this, do you agree?

As such, an Advanced Wars LP would be A-OK by me.

Elfir
12-31-2008, 04:16 PM
Yeah, add it to the requests list. I sure won't attempt it but I'd read it! ^_^

I'm currently trying to get DS emulation working for me. Rhapsody is almost doable and I'm gonna test out another game or two when I get the chance. The colorful pretty level on DS is pretty close to that of the GBA!

PapillonReel
12-31-2008, 04:21 PM
Be sure to report back with your results about DS emulation - your findings might prove to be instrumental with a few future LPs.

...Erg. I'm really tempted to claim P3 for this, since I've been considering doing it for a while now, but I don't really want to break my personal rule of 4-claims max. What to do, what to do... Well, if it's not claimed by the time FFIX wraps up, I could probably give it a go, but I won't make any promises yet.

Argh... the more I think about it, the more I want to pull this off. But I've claimed enough games as it is though...

......

... *sigh* Oh, what the hell. Provided no one else minds, I think I'll place a tentative claim Persona 3 FES for now. I should probably be able to get it going fairly well once I get my hands on a tuner stick, and the LP potential is pretty mind-boggling. God, I hope I don't regret this...

EDIT: Hmm... I think I've got a working game plan now for the actual P3 LP, so it might not be as monumental as it seems to be at first. I'm considering claiming a spot in April for it but not quite yet, as I still need to solve the problem with screenshotting it... In any case, expect a lot of audience participation and persona fusing from it.

nunix
12-31-2008, 04:33 PM
*looks at the number of claimed + progress + finished games with Reel's name attached*

So.. do you just want to rename the board after yourself at this point, or what? =p

PapillonReel
12-31-2008, 04:38 PM
*looks at the number of claimed + progress + finished games with Reel's name attached*

So.. do you just want to rename the board after yourself at this point, or what? =p

Har har. Honestly though? I think that'd be it for me once I finish up the claims I got, as I'll have pretty much have pulled off all the major LPs I wanted to do. I won't have much more to say about things after that point, so I'll probably just let the board do its thing from then on and relax.

Elfir
01-01-2009, 03:39 AM
Be sure to report back with your results about DS emulation - your findings might prove to be instrumental with a few future LPs.

Will do. Right now there are major sound issues with all games and minor bugs at least with pretty much every game but pretty playable. Rune Factory is looking quite promising.

Alixsar
01-01-2009, 01:22 PM
...Erg. I'm really tempted to claim P3 for this, since I've been considering doing it for a while now, but I don't really want to break my personal rule of 4-claims max. What to do, what to do...

Are you serious? You seriously want to do a Let's Play for Persona 3 You're either insane, you've got too much time on your hands, or both.

Netbrian
01-01-2009, 01:47 PM
...Erg. I'm really tempted to claim P3 for this, since I've been considering doing it for a while now, but I don't really want to break my personal rule of 4-claims max. What to do, what to do... Well, if it's not claimed by the time FFIX wraps up, I could probably give it a go, but I won't make any promises yet.

I've always wanted to do P3 too, but as a dual LP. Someone else plays it on Expert with max S-Link and whatever, and I do the commentary.

Sanagi
01-01-2009, 05:52 PM
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2849/megamanbattlenetworkusagx1.png (http://imageshack.us)


(....I'm considering it. Any thoughts?)

nunix
01-01-2009, 06:12 PM
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2849/megamanbattlenetworkusagx1.png (http://imageshack.us)


(....I'm considering it. Any thoughts?)

Will you finish it?

turpinator
01-02-2009, 12:15 AM
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2849/megamanbattlenetworkusagx1.png (http://imageshack.us)


(....I'm considering it. Any thoughts?)
Do it. But make sure you cover the secret boss fights as well. :P #2, correct?

Sanagi
01-02-2009, 06:35 AM
Will you finish it?
Shouldn't be a problem. It's a fast-paced game for an RPG. I still need to do some preliminary work to make sure it's interesting to write about, though. FFTA, for instance, didn't pass this phase. I just want to see if there's interest first.

The Dread Cthulhu
01-02-2009, 07:11 AM
I'm behind this. I don't know which one is in the screenshot (not enough experience with the series as a whole) but you should totally start at the beginning.

nunix
01-02-2009, 06:46 PM
People should stop playing boring RPGs and do something that is actually awesome; something like Eye of the Beholder. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_the_Beholder_(video_game))

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk26/violenteyes/949918600-00.gif

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk26/violenteyes/949919969-00.gif

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk26/violenteyes/1132353053-00.png

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk26/violenteyes/949930799-00.gif

http://www.thehouseofgames.net/files/e/eob1/eob1-8.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk26/violenteyes/964202364-00.gif

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk26/violenteyes/964202755-00.gif

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk26/violenteyes/964202641-00.gif

Indalecio
01-02-2009, 06:51 PM
People should stop playing boring RPGs and do something that is actually awesome; something like Eye of the Beholder. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_the_Beholder_(video_game))


Is that the SNES version? Man, I haven't played that in forever.

nunix
01-02-2009, 06:56 PM
Is that the SNES version? Man, I haven't played that in forever.

PC version, only one I've played.

Adrenaline
01-02-2009, 07:25 PM
Is that straight up D&D? It looks like it.

Elfir
01-02-2009, 07:31 PM
Wow, that's special. The dungeon style reminds me: we should convince some idiot to attempt Arcana. Now there's an awful game! No, don't put it on the requests list. I don't want the guilt.

Indalecio
01-02-2009, 07:43 PM
Is that straight up D&D? It looks like it.

I think so. I don't think there was much if any differences between it and 2nd Edition D&D.

nunix
01-02-2009, 08:48 PM
Wow, that's special. The dungeon style reminds me: we should convince some idiot to attempt Arcana. Now there's an awful game! No, don't put it on the requests list. I don't want the guilt.

What? Arcana's badass. The card portraits are fun, the music's not too bad, and they included full maps of every dungeon in the NP issue for the game.

Also: yes, Eye of the Beholder is pretty much straight AD&D 2nd edition, as was most everything SSI did.

Malefor
01-03-2009, 01:56 AM
Also: yes, Eye of the Beholder is pretty much straight AD&D 2nd edition, as was most everything SSI did.

I'm pretty sure Westwood actually developed Eye of the Beholder. Apparently (I got this from my boss, who got it from Lou Castle) the reason its ending is rather... abrupt, is because SSI didn't want to pay the $.50/$1.00 per copy for the extra disk that would've been required to include the ending cutscene. (Westwood had it rendered and everything.)

Man, I played the hell out of that game back in the day.

Brickroad
01-03-2009, 03:11 AM
Elfir's dumb. Arcana rocks the casbah.

Not sure it'd make an interesting LP though, it's pretty much just a grindfest dungeon slog.

nunix
01-03-2009, 08:19 AM
Well, SSI's the publisher, in any case, and the only thing they published were 2E games (with the exception of Fantasy Empires).

Octopus Prime
01-03-2009, 10:55 AM
Wow, that's special. The dungeon style reminds me: we should convince some idiot to attempt Arcana. Now there's an awful game! No, don't put it on the requests list. I don't want the guilt.

Excuse me ma'am, would you like to sign this petition about what it's like to be so wrong?

Because you look like you're wrong.

Taishi Ci
01-03-2009, 07:27 PM
I'd like to take a spot for an obscure PC game called Legend of Cao Cao. Apparently the next open spot is the 25th, so I'll take that date; or if that's wrong, then on Feb. 15th.

The Dread Cthulhu
01-04-2009, 02:18 AM
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/TheDreadCthulhu/LetsPlaySoulBlazer/Screen6.jpg

For an action RPG, is that a little too small?

Elfir
01-04-2009, 02:47 AM
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/TheDreadCthulhu/LetsPlaySoulBlazer/Screen6.jpg

For an action RPG, is that a little too small?

No. 1:1 is usually fine for any SNES or GBA game from the ones I've seen.
Unrelated: There is a Conspiracy of Fail around here. I can only assume everyone wants to trick someone, possibly me, into playing Arcana. I, for one, will not be tricked.

Octopus Prime
01-04-2009, 09:48 AM
Hell, I'd do Arcana myself, if it weren't that it wasn't an NES game, and if I could think of a way to do any justice to it in LP format. Same applies to Shining in the Darkness, actually.

Errr...I guess I request that somebody does Arcana and Shining in the Darkness. Not necessarily the same person doing both, mind.

And since I'm here anyway, put me down for Gargoyles Quest 2, assuming I ever get Shadowgate and Princess Tomato finished.

Stiv
01-05-2009, 12:39 AM
I'm claiming Angband for LP. I don't want a set start date yet though - there's no way we can have two Roguelike LPs going on at the same time (one is more than enough) so I'll wait until the Nethack LP is finished up. I'll probably be able to start it proper a few days after that one's done, or in the next open slot after that. Let me know what the etiquette is here.

Netbrian
01-05-2009, 05:40 PM
I'm claiming Angband for LP. I don't want a set start date yet though - there's no way we can have two Roguelike LPs going on at the same time (one is more than enough) so I'll wait until the Nethack LP is finished up. I'll probably be able to start it proper a few days after that one's done, or in the next open slot after that. Let me know what the etiquette is here.

I'll be very disappointed if this LP ends before you find the one ring. (No, the borg isn't allowed.)

And Bladeturner.

Indalecio
01-05-2009, 06:35 PM
Put me down for Super Robot Wars OG 1 for sometime after I finish my TO LP

Sky Render
01-05-2009, 07:09 PM
http://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp121/Sky_Render/HoF/intro_01.png

An ominous giant hand? In a game called Hand of Fate? Shock, SHOCK I say!

Just 2 weeks to go...

Brer
01-05-2009, 07:46 PM
it's pretty much just a grindfest dungeon slog.

The funny thing is that some of SSI's older games actually had some depth to them (at least you could solve some problems without combat if you had the right skills. Not much NPC interaction).

Maybe once I finish Betrayal At Krondor I'll do Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed....and now I can't remember if I picked that game up before or after Betrayal at Krondor...

EDIT: I'm dumb. I had Countdown to Doomsday first, and Matrix Cubed second...they never did finish that trilogy, did they?

Stiv
01-06-2009, 08:12 PM
I'll be very disappointed if this LP ends before you find the one ring. (No, the borg isn't allowed.)

No borg, no autoscum, no preserve mode. As few spoilers as possible (which means I won't win, but okay). This, I have promised myself.

Loki
01-08-2009, 07:30 AM
For my next LP I wanted to follow up Lone Wolf with an obscure choose-your-own-adventure that I loved as a kid called The Forbidden Towers. I remembered it being fun and full of unique set pieces and generally better than most CYOAs. Which it is! But on read-reading it I found that it's not nearly as good as I remembered and I don't think it would translate into a good Let's Play. So... sorry for creating work but could you take it off the list?

However, reading the Rhem and Shadowgate Let's Plays has given me inspiration and I've got some ideas that maybe, just maybe, could make Zork work as a LP.

Put me down for Zork! Queue me up for the next avaliable spot! I'm going to push forward and finish Lone Wolf in the meantime.

MCBanjoMike
01-08-2009, 07:42 AM
(....I'm considering it. Any thoughts?)

I played Battle Network 2 and found it to be fun, if a bit too long. I'm convinced that the secret with that series is to only play one of the games ever, since they're all really similar.

People should stop playing boring RPGs and do something that is actually awesome; something like Eye of the Beholder. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_the_Beholder_(video_game))


That game traumatized me as a youth, because it's pretty hard, very easy to get lost, and giant spiders attack you in real time. I never finished it back in the day, so LP away!

Kirin
01-08-2009, 08:47 AM
Loki: I would be totally psyched for Zork! I've never seen the later portions of the game, and I consider it a glaring flaw in my old geek cred.

Loki
01-08-2009, 08:59 AM
Great! I'm glad you're excited. I'm hoping to make it a little more lively than just screen caps of text. Like I said, I've got some ideas.

Elfir
01-08-2009, 09:04 AM
I'm playing Disgaea DS (Etna's Quest) right now and was thinking that'd make for a truly epic LP but couldn't imagine anyone surviving the whole thing. Then I looked and someone did (http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Disgaea/). @_@ Though he skipped the alternate endings it looks like.

This is what happens when my materials are on a computer I'm not on and the game stuff hooked up to yet another computer. I get ideas for LPs I should never ever attempt. x_x;

Bongo Bill
01-08-2009, 09:53 AM
Hey, Pappy, did you ever think of setting up a blog of some sort for mirroring/archiving/hosting/performing Let's Plays? It seems like a more appropriate medium than a forum, but the forum brings the all-important community.

PapillonReel
01-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Hey, Pappy, did you ever think of setting up a blog of some sort for mirroring/archiving/hosting/performing Let's Plays? It seems like a more appropriate medium than a forum, but the forum brings the all-important community.

After Brick's FF1 thread went kaput like that, I'm considering backing up Let's Plays just in case. The problem would be figuring out how though - as it is, I'm as tech illiterate as people go, so mirroring is something that I've no idea how to do at the moment.

But I am considering it.

Lucas
01-09-2009, 12:34 PM
Well, since the question of archiving LPs has come up, I'd like to reiterate the offer to host a space like Something Awful's Lets Play Archive that I made a couple months ago.

Elfir
01-09-2009, 12:36 PM
Converting the forum-html for a mirror site would be time-consuming but not too hard. But I don't know much about hosting, pricing, selling ads, or other administrative stuff. If someone could figure that part out, I'd be willing to help format LPs.

Would it be at all practical to mirror images as well? You risk broken images if you don't but they take up a lot of space/bandwidth too. :/

Brickroad
01-09-2009, 12:36 PM
I'm wondering if my FF1 screenshots are still sitting on a server somewhere, otherwise yeah, I fucked that up pretty good.

MCBanjoMike
01-09-2009, 12:43 PM
I'm wondering if my FF1 screenshots are still sitting on a server somewhere, otherwise yeah, I fucked that up pretty good.

How did that happen? I would be sad if those images were forever gone.

Tanto
01-09-2009, 12:46 PM
How did that happen? I would be sad if those images were forever gone.

He didn't renew the domain the pictures were on, and they were lost on January 1.

It's not old enough to be on archive.org yet, I don't think.

Brickroad
01-09-2009, 12:48 PM
I can't imagine how I ended up not having them stored locally. I played the game on my home PC, took all the pictures there, sorted them there... I have no recollection of deleting them or even moving them anywhere else.

I still have all my thousands and thousands of Suikoden pictures though.

PapillonReel
01-09-2009, 12:49 PM
I've got to head off for class now, so I'll think on the archiving idea a bit more. As for now: Lucas, Elfir, thanks for the generous offers. If you guys and any other takers could work something out to get an archive working, that'd be super-boss.

TheSL
01-09-2009, 12:50 PM
It probably wouldn't take me much to convert mine to HTML if someone is interested in long-term hosting. It'd be a pretty simple layout, though, as my CSS is pretty rusty. They still use CSS in web programming, right?

MCBanjoMike
01-09-2009, 12:53 PM
I can't imagine how I ended up not having them stored locally. I played the game on my home PC, took all the pictures there, sorted them there... I have no recollection of deleting them or even moving them anywhere else.

That was quite a COQ up, wasn't it old chap?

Brickroad
01-09-2009, 12:59 PM
That was quite a COQ up, wasn't it old chap?

I was pretty upset about it. I started converting the thread over to HTML last night and when I found out I didn't have any of the images I actually snapped at Girlfriend as though it was her fault.

I apologized but that didn't make me feel any better about being a gigantic mean idiot who can't keep tabs on his own image files.

(It's also what sapped me of my desire to do a RHEM update yesterday.)

Elfir
01-09-2009, 01:37 PM
Fiance once lost my entire My Documents folder when breaking/fixing my computer... rather upsetting and I had a good chunk of it uploaded to Photobucket (icons and sprite comics) even. It sucks. -_-

ChefCthulhu
01-09-2009, 02:26 PM
Fiance once lost my entire My Documents folder when breaking/fixing my computer... rather upsetting and I had a good chunk of it uploaded to Photobucket (icons and sprite comics) even. It sucks. -_-

You kicked his butt afterwards right?

SpoonyGundam
01-09-2009, 02:41 PM
The only solution is to re-LP FFI.

as a solo thief.

without class changing.

Brer
01-09-2009, 02:49 PM
I can't imagine how I ended up not having them stored locally.

You know, I don't have any of MY pictures stored locally...but now you're making me nervous so I'm downloading them back from Photobucket.

PapillonReel
01-09-2009, 03:39 PM
The only solution is to re-LP FFI.

I was thinking the exact same thing.

Making him do a Solo THIEF is just mean, though.

As for images, I've been keeping all of my images and text files stored on my hard-drive, so thankfully I'm pretty much ready to roll if a black-out ever happens. Hopefully that won't be the case, but just in case and all that.

Elfir
01-09-2009, 04:31 PM
You kicked his butt afterwards right?

Thoroughly.

I have my images on my hard drive in a horrible disorganized mass. I'm sure if I had to reassemble them I'd be missing at least some of them.

I guess this conversation is a decent argument for mirroring images along with the text of the LPs.

PapillonReel
01-10-2009, 02:15 PM
On another note, one of the benefits to being a Mod: being able to retroactively change thread titles.

Don't worry, I didn't make any big edits on anything. ...Yet. Mwahaha.

Tanto
01-10-2009, 04:09 PM
A thing that I am considering: An LP of the Super Mario World romhack Super Demo World: The Legend Continues (http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=showhack&id=1040). Despite the fact that there are better romhacks (lots of 'em) out there, this one has always interested me. It was the first really large-scale attempt at SMW romhacking (in fact, its name derives from the fact that it was initially just a ten-level demo for the Lunar Magic modding program) and it's about 30% really cool ideas and 70% amateurish level design, irritating "gotcha!" gameplay, and wonky balance issues. But that just makes it more interesting to talk about, in my mind... the problem with LPing games you love is that sometimes it just comes across as gushing.

I'm not sure whether to do this before or after Majora's Mask. Alixsar's Ocarina LP is just getting under way and I don't want to step on his toes, and the Demo World LP wouldn't be so much a comprehensive exploration of the game but rather a brief tour, hitting only the high and low notes. Because of that, I doubt that it would require these mammoth twenty-page updates that my RPG LPs have produced, and I'd probably be able to squeeze it in while I'm waiting for Alixsar to finish. Stay tuned.

Ample Vigour
01-10-2009, 09:59 PM
Family health issues intruding on Let's Play plans. Tomorrow will likely be spent at the hospital. I don't anticipate making a first post before 1/12.

UN Squadron is a relatively short action game, and I don't think a delay of a day or two will be crippling.

My apologies.

PapillonReel
01-11-2009, 04:06 AM
Don't worry about it. I think family health issues are more than important enough to justify waiting a few days, so take whatever time you need.

PapillonReel
01-11-2009, 12:22 PM
A request I thought I'd shoot by you guys first:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/PapillonReel/MarioPaint006.png

Yes, Gnat Attack. I realize this is completely ridiculous, but for some reason I want to see this done real bad. Thoughts?

Elfir
01-11-2009, 01:11 PM
I support short LPs of things that have no business being LPs. I request it not be a video LP, by the way. That's just cheating.

Octopus Prime
01-11-2009, 01:17 PM
I support short LPs of things that have no business being LPs. I request it not be a video LP, by the way. That's just cheating.

On a similar note, someone once requested I LP Minesweeper.

I won't be doing that, but I want to see it be done.

Balrog
01-11-2009, 02:35 PM
I thought about doing a Tetris LP at one time and ask you guys for help with every move but I realized I'm not funny enough to fuel something like that :(

Elfir
01-11-2009, 03:50 PM
Or Super Mario Bros, limited to one post per level. Try to make every screenshot count! I like that Metroid LP's action-game-as-screenshot-lp style.

Lucas
01-11-2009, 06:13 PM
I've been talking to My Friend the Webhost, and he wants us to put together a list of what we want from our archive site; once we've got that, he'll let us know what's free, what can be paid for with ads, and what we'd have to just pay for. If it's up to me, I'll just tell him the basics (basic html, hosting space and bandwidth for pics and the webpages) is all we need, but I'll give you guys a day or two to suggest anything else.

Mazian
01-11-2009, 06:39 PM
I'm wondering if my FF1 screenshots are still sitting on a server somewhere, otherwise yeah, I fucked that up pretty good.
You know, the domain name doesn't directly affect anything - it's a pointer to the server itself, but not part of that server. There are no shortage of other complicating factors (blah blah HTTP/1.1 virtual hosts blah blah placeholder pages blah), but on the other hand, we have science. Science, and interesting ways to abuse wget.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, did I miss any? (http://magnet.ofb.net/lp/ff1/)

Pajaro Pete
01-11-2009, 06:47 PM
Ah! Wow! That SCIENCE! sure is something!

Violentvixen
01-11-2009, 07:00 PM
A request I thought I'd shoot by you guys first:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee231/PapillonReel/MarioPaint006.png

Yes, Gnat Attack. I realize this is completely ridiculous, but for some reason I want to see this done real bad. Thoughts?

Oh wow, I'd forgotten that existed.

On a similar note, someone once requested I LP Minesweeper.

I won't be doing that, but I want to see it be done.

I feel like a math geek could make that really interesting. Something beyond the probability of each square containing a mine, maybe calculate the fastest path or determine some sort of pattern to the game. Dunno.

You know, the domain name doesn't directly affect anything - it's a pointer to the server itself, but not part of that server. There are no shortage of other complicating factors (blah blah HTTP/1.1 virtual hosts blah blah placeholder pages blah), but on the other hand, we have science. Science, and interesting ways to abuse wget.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, did I miss any? (http://magnet.ofb.net/lp/ff1/)

You realize that you can now ask Brick for just about anything ever.

Elfir
01-11-2009, 11:39 PM
Project Archive:
I compiled/converted two Let's Plays for archiving, The Legend of Zelda (Octoprime) and Kagero (Zithuan). I'll continue to do them randomly whenever I have some time to kill but let me know if you want to do your own or help go through others.

Octoprime: Your Photobucket is nuts. Pretty sure there were at least four 0017.jpg images in there for that LP. :p

I guess what I'm trying to say is, did I miss any? (http://magnet.ofb.net/lp/ff1/)

Proof I'm a total dork: I teared up a little at that.

Brickroad
01-11-2009, 11:43 PM
Okay, Mazian is officially HOT SHIT.

I just totally dumped my girlfriend and now I am marrying you, effective immediately.

PapillonReel
01-12-2009, 03:22 AM
It's a Festivus miracle!

I've been talking to My Friend the Webhost, and he wants us to put together a list of what we want from our archive site; once we've got that, he'll let us know what's free, what can be paid for with ads, and what we'd have to just pay for. If it's up to me, I'll just tell him the basics (basic html, hosting space and bandwidth for pics and the webpages) is all we need, but I'll give you guys a day or two to suggest anything else.

I think you've pretty much covered all we need there. As long as we have a directory and the LPs done so far up there, I think that'll be fine. Thanks again for offering the webspace, by the way - it really saved us time. :)

Project Archive:
I compiled/converted two Let's Plays for archiving, The Legend of Zelda (Octoprime) and Kagero (Zithuan). I'll continue to do them randomly whenever I have some time to kill but let me know if you want to do your own or help go through others.

Octoprime: Your Photobucket is nuts. Pretty sure there were at least four 0017.jpg images in there for that LP. :p

I think I'll chip in and help convert a few LPs from time to time as well. It'd just be converting the forum tags into <b></b>, <a href="http://www.linkedwebsite.net"></a>, etc. right? Shouldn't be too hard, especially since I can use my Mod Powers to edit and pull entire posts to muck with. As for photos, are you saving all of them to folders, or just pulling them as they're being used?

Anyway, I'll start with a few for now, namely the Fire Emblem (Tanto) and Dragon Quest (TheSL) ones to try and get a few of the longer ones archived at first. I'll report back once I've got a few of them done.

Octopus Prime
01-12-2009, 03:32 AM
Octoprime: Your Photobucket is nuts. Pretty sure there were at least four 0017.jpg images in there for that LP. :p


I improved as I went along.

Brickroad
01-12-2009, 07:03 AM
Thanks to Mazian being a badass superhero lumberjack, I started converting the FF1 LP over to HTML last night, so that's one less Elfir (or whomever) has to worry about. I imagine I can take care of Suikoden and, when the time comes, RHEM as well.

Is there some specific format I should try to adhere to? It's just extremely basic bare-bones HTML right now, plain text, one update per page, "prev" and "next" buttons.

PapillonReel
01-12-2009, 07:10 AM
I'm mostly doing the same as well. I drag-n-drop the images to a specific folder first just to back up the ones that were used in the LP, then I pull the updates post-by-post into text files by update before converting them to basic html. The first installment for TheSL's DQ update looks like this, for example:

<p>And here it is, that <i>other</i> NES era RPG. The one so popular in Japan that its practically a holiday when a new game is released, yet it was so unpopular in the US that Nintendo had to give copies away with Nintendo Power.</p>

<p><img src="http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/TheSL/Dragon%20Warrior/DragonWarrior-0.png" width=256 height=224></p>

<p>Yes, this is Dragon Warrior.</p>

<p><img src="http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/TheSL/Dragon%20Warrior/DragonWarrior-1.png" width=256 height=224></p>

<p>I seriously contemplated naming my character Loto(the Japanese name of the hero of legend in DW), but went with my own name instead. Something special about wandering around in a medieval setting with such an anachronistic name.</p>

[etc.]

That look good so far?

PapillonReel
01-12-2009, 09:14 AM
Dragon Quest is done and ready to archive, though you'll have to change the image URLs when you upload the images to the new site since I left them as the photobucket links for reference. Regardless, I've got it zipped up and ready to send, so should I hold onto it for now or send it on down to whoever's holding on to them?

In any case, that's one down. Now onto the big beast that's Fire Emblem.

Octopus Prime
01-12-2009, 09:23 AM
I'd gladly help out, if I had even the slightest idea about web page creation.

So I at least did my part by making most of my LPs super-short.

Bongo Bill
01-12-2009, 09:27 AM
I'll definitely take care of mine when the time comes to archive them.

TheSL
01-12-2009, 09:44 AM
Dragon Quest is done and ready to archive, though you'll have to change the image URLs when you upload the images to the new site since I left them as the photobucket links for reference. Regardless, I've got it zipped up and ready to send, so should I hold onto it for now or send it on down to whoever's holding on to them?

Oh man, gone a couple days and someone does most of the work for me. Did you need any help with this or is it all completely done?

PapillonReel
01-12-2009, 09:49 AM
I'd gladly help out, if I had even the slightest idea about web page creation.

So I at least did my part by making most of my LPs super-short.

It's not too hard to learn html - I learned it in a day from reading this. (http://www.w3schools.com/html/DEFAULT.asp) Once you've got all the basic tags memorized you can convert LPs to archive really easily. However, either way we've got your back so don't fret it. ;)

Oh man, gone a couple days and someone does most of the work for me. Did you need any help with this or is it all completely done?

It's all done. :) Being able to get the write-ups by going the posts themselves and using the "find & replace all" function to change tags in TextEdit made it pretty easy to convert it all, so it didn't take too long to do. I've got it ready to roll, so I can email it to you anytime if you want.

Tanto
01-12-2009, 10:25 AM
In any case, that's one down. Now onto the big beast that's Fire Emblem.

Uh... sorry? :)

Seriously, though, I really appreciate everyone's hard work here.