Having a GM say “hey, who wants to go to a cool scene?”
And then you show up and people haven’t flocked to it like crazy, because people have faith that other cool scenes will happen.
And then a cool scene happens and it’s cool.
@Coin I’ve asked it to 'edit" some text blocks and all it does is paraphrase or rephrase. Granted, I wasn’t asking it to change things to a british spelling.
Either way, I don’t think someone is bad or even wrong for using it to generate IC text for their game, I just don’t want to engage. So transparency is the ask.
It really depends on what you’re after in terms of editing.
Even that’s not very good. It barely even mentions the bear!
I haven’t tried to have it do any grammatical editing: since my grammar is spotless. Maybe it’s good for that?
That’s why you need to convince as many people as possible before the GM makes their ruling. Then it’s too late and everyone thinks such and such are basically Vikings, even after multiple posts get made saying that they aren’t. You can gaslight an entire theme if you work hard enough and believe in yourself!
In light of current events, I just wanted to say I never had a scene on Wyrdhold that I didn’t enjoy, I really liked just about every character I interacted with and everyone was always super chill. Best experience I’d had on a game in years. I hope it can come back in full force sooner rather than later. you all.
@Roz Well, let me see.
If you were a famous heart surgeon and also a serial killer, and someone knew and had evidence, you stand to lose quite a bit.
It’s pretty impressive that everything you post is so absolutely unhinged I can’t tell if I agree with you or not.
All in on chroming up and getting that sandy, baby.
I just need handlers to stop whining that I wasn’t undercover enough. Oh, boo hoo. If you wanted stealth you called the wrong merc, choom. I’ve got a handful of grenades a katana and if you’ve got a problem, yo, I’ll solve it, but it’s going to involve the entire block being set on fire and everyone involved being decapitated. I don’t have an anger problem, Regina, I’ve got an anger solution. Now step aside, cos I need to crouch behind that box for thirty seconds until the cops decide they aren’t getting paid enough to deal with this shit.
my 11 year old son, watching me FINALLY play the FF7 remake: “Geez Cloud, you really need to learn how to talk to women right.”
My kid was mostly concerned that Cloud appears to sleep in full armor, including his gigantic shoulder piece. She was really worried that he was probably tired all the time.
Version 2.0 and the big DLC, Phantom Liberty, are out and for a lot of people Cyberpunk is back, baby. Unlike a lot of people I actually had a good experience with Cyberpunk at release. I didn’t have a PS5 and I didn’t have a good computer, but I bought the version on Stadia, which came with a free Chromecast and a free controller, and honestly, it played really well*. It didn’t look quite as good as the PS5/XBSX screenshots, but it looked and played well. I did run into some bugs, but not a lot. I put in a lot of time, but then puttered out as new games arrived and then just never went back.
With 2.0 enough stuff is different that I went ahead and bought it on sale for PS5 and I’ve been playing nothing but since. Will I ever finish FFXVI? Will I get into act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3? Will Alex Chen ever have closure on the tragedy that took place at the end of the first chapter of Life is Strange 3? WHO KNOWS?! V NEEDS TO ZERO GONKS WITH HER CHOOMS, FUCKOS! VISIT THE RIPPERDOC CHROME UP TO RUN THAT EDGE AND ALSO THE NET AND FLATLINE SOME … SOME GONKS!
I honestly hated the anime. Dogshit animation. Most obvious story ever. Terrible backgrounds. Giancarlo Esposito phone it in in the worst way possible. AH RAH SAH KAH! I gave it a 4 out of 10 initially, since it at least had a good soundtrack and two standout songs, but then it went and won a bunch of awards over much, much better shows and I had to revisit it to give it a 2. So I was a little wary about jumping back in, but goddam the changes to stats and perks and how rep and skills are, are just so great.
On my first run I played as a high int deckhead (it’s too bad the game has no real netrunning, but not many cyberpunk games have, and the netrunning in Shadowrun was not great) and emptied out entire floors of bad guys without even walking into the building. It was a lot of fun, but this time I decided to go another way. Initially I went for Reflexes and Cool to be a stealthy ninja, but I have no patience for stealth, so I respecced my stats (which you are allowed to do once a run through, though you can cash out perks at any time) to be Reflexes and Tech and now I’m a metalhead samurai who goes in loud and solves every problem with a katana and a handful of grenades. Add in the sandy and I can kill six people before the first even realizes his head is missing. Double jumping and air dashing (yes, they’ve added air dashing) is such a fun way to find out of the way spots in the world, and reflecting bullets back at people with a katana never gets boring.
Out are perks that do things like ‘+.5% to control quickhack durations’ and in are big perks that do real changes (like bullet reflection, katana finishers, rages for body focuses characters, focus for rifle focused characters, quickhack queues so you can load a bad guy up with timed attacks and then go on to other things) and then secondary perks rated to the big ones that are just focused on making you look cool when you get the big perks. A new stat, mitigation, makes it more likely you will take less damage when certain conditions are met, and those conditions then encourage you to just do cool, stylish moves, like dashing into battle, or jumping on people from a distance, or use thrown weapons, or punch people so hard their heads fall off.
I’ve yet to get to the DLC, but everyone I know who has played it has said that what you do in the quests there are so different that it really changes things up in a good way. So I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve yet to catch up to where I was in my first playthrough, which had seen me through the Takemura line (such a dreamboat, why can’t I romance that silver fox?) and Judy and Panam, but I’m getting there. I’m also focusing on being nicer to Johnny this time, since I know the best endings are tied to getting his relationship to 70%.
Anyway, it’s great, so people should give it another try if they got burnt out the first time around.
*As a bonus, when Stadia died they gave me my money back, then unlocked Bluetooth on their controllers so I can use it when I plug my Steam Deck into the TV.
The Dumbledore Curse claims another.
I will say that on a non-Ares MU if I decide, hey, I want some random RP, I can go into a public room and chill and if someone wants to join they can and if no one does no big. While on an Ares game I have to start a scene and throw out a first pose and then my failure to draw people in will be a feature of the active scenes page until I finally give up and go weep in a corner. And then if I’m proud of my failure I can make certain it is permanently made a part of the public record.
Or you could go sit in a public room and chill and if someone wants to join they can and if no one does, no big. (Though web-only players would not be able to join.)
Or you could create a scene on the active scenes list and then do scene/stop when you give up, and no one will ever see that scene again. If there are no poses yet, you can even straight-up delete it.
I personally fail to see why having an empty scene on the ‘active scenes’ list is any more or less of a perceived failure than sitting around on the +where list in a room by yourself, but YMMV.
It’s okay if not 100% of people like 100% of a thing you made. Call it a personal failing on my part, I guess.