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Mr Poltroon

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  1. What are you playing?

    To throw in my two cents on the same game, this is one of the few games where I don't mind the disconnected scenes. Such scenes usually end up dampening my enthusiasm until I drop the game, but not here.
  2. Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday to one @Decay.
  3. Rice, what do you use it for?

    Generally speaking, I eat the rice.
  4. Suki Suki aka If You Love Me Then Say So Released

    How to get Rinka and Chiho:
  5. Suki Suki aka If You Love Me Then Say So Released

    I love Mahiru as character, but I would've much preferred they'd taken a different approach to framing her. Instead of being young and childish and spoiled as a result, they could've made her a reasonable age and have her be pampered and simple-minded as a result of her actress status.
  6. The Fuwanovel I want for 2019

    Which reminds me, I really have to get to your Yuri recommendations. I've read that one in which you said the main girl cut away all the drama and BS, and was a breath of fresh air. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'd already read it when I got to your recommendation. Yuunagi Marbled. Reviewing your lists just now, I've read a lot of them, but there's still some I'll want to get into.
  7. Fuwanovel Confessions

    Very much a true phenomenon. These days, the instant I hear a buzz in my room at night I run to the living room and sleep there instead.
  8. Nekonyan's Possible Two Announcements

    Posts not directly related to the discussion of Nekonyan's announcements or Nekonyan itself were hidden, as they were not on topic. Please continue such discussions privately, if you wish to continue the discussions.
  9. Nekonyan's Possible Two Announcements

    I believe a benefit might have been given... for the first three or four times. But indeed, they soured up to constant kickstarters and the often poor results, and it was under these conditions that they tried their hand at the business. Disliking the practice of kickstarting one or two titles of every three releases. Unless you claim that kickstarters didn't happen that often. I am acting on the assumption that they did, but cannot be bothered to verify this information. I have no grounds if there were only like 3 or 4 VN localisations total, but I am confident that there were far more, with alarming frequency. Yes. After NekoNyan was founded. It seems they, too, like the idea of crowdfunding physicals. Something that wasn't common when they started the company. Instead, many releases required kickstarter to be brought over at all. I agree with a lot of this. Disliking kickstarters as a means to bring VNs over is one thing, but there was no need to be particularly mean-spirited towards other localisers that were relying on them often. This does not mean that the Japanese Developers did not have the perception they did, even if it might have been an incorrect perception. And yes. Taking this stance was one meant to attract certain like-minded fans. As any other localiser, each has their quirks stances, that attract particular fans. Certainly. And I am similarly certain that the fans that backed these projects were not the ones that flocked to NekoNyan's commitment to avoiding crowdfunding. And following from my previous statement, that is why they are asking their community for their input. Something they often do, about most things, through their forums. In summary, you hold a dislike of NekoNyan for establishing an initial core fanbase by taking jabs at other localisers (mainly Sekai Project, to be frank), and then considering using the same methods, with no regard to the circumstances surrounding any of these events. Or perhaps you simply hold a dislike because you do not agree with their core stance that crowdfunding is an unreliable method that does not produce good results? Understandable, but I cannot say I agree. I have nothing against crowdfunding, but I have seen a lot of poor products come out of it. Perhaps NekoNyan's perception has changed to that the 'evil' was not the crowdfunding itself, but the way it was utilised or who utilised it.
  10. Nekonyan's Possible Two Announcements

    I- Hm. My grasp of English may be failing, but I'm not sure I understand what you mean here. What exactly would they need to do for you to trust them as a company?
  11. Nekonyan's Possible Two Announcements

    Indeed. Which is why they're asking their community instead of just going ahead and doing it because it's more economically viable. If fans really do believe that that stance is one they should keep, then keep it they will. If the fans don't mind bending, they don't either. I do not see what is so wrong about a person/group changing their opinion with time. In this sense, I understand what Kiriri meant, though it is not I would've worded it. Instead of "they don't know how to business", I'd say "They now have a better grasp of the economical realities and understand that crowdfunding could open more doors.".
  12. Nekonyan's Possible Two Announcements

    Hm. But by their own assessment, they don't need to crowdfund. In time, they will supposedly have the funds to fund these physical copies without crowdfunding. This is more a case of "We've invested more into new releases, but this means physical copies will be delayed. Physical copies are not only more expensive to produce, there are less purchasers for these, and they often have no profitable return. The only way we can deliver these now is through crowdfunding. We ask the community, do you want these now, even if it means resorting to crowdfunding?" (my interpretation of the announcement). Also, I think the context is somewhat different. They were firmly against constantly crowdfunding their releases. They still are. What was annoying and betrayed a lack of confidence in a company's ability was crowdfunding as default funding method for releases. But they are not saying they will crowdfund all (or any) of their releases; they are only considering crowdfunding physical copies, a far more expensive investment with less return. I will not elaborate on how crowdfunding physical copies is essentially a pre-order system with a threshold that indicates whether the printing costs will cover themselves through guaranteed sales.
  13. Suki Suki aka If You Love Me Then Say So Released

    Because this one replaces it with'dude' and the other replaces it with the name. Chiho doesn't know his name, though, so that wouldn't work here.
  14. Suki Suki aka If You Love Me Then Say So Released

    Crazy precisely because it's not that, according to what we've heard. One of them is super boyish and a pervert and not maidenly. A trope we see some of, but apparently some fans couldn't even see her as a girl, and that kind of unusual thing is fun! What else? A girl that's really dumb? Oh, yeah! Yumina from Yumina the Ethereal was one of my favourite characters precisely for that reason. Neither of these indicate anything about being jerks to the protagonist. All those 'criticisms' are about the director not liking those particular tropes. Not about the product being bad.
  15. Suki Suki aka If You Love Me Then Say So Released

    Why exactly do you feel like that? When I read his commentary, I found the whole thing exciting. These girls are crazy. It should be crazy fun, too.
  16. "If you made a light novel, what would the title be?"
  17. Tsujidou is out of the picture entirely. The translator hated it to bits, and it almost made him quit translating. Clearly his opinion is rubbish, but there's nothing to be done about that. Speaking of quitting, Trip says there's like a 50% chance he'll quit after this project, since it really was his ultimate goal. Hm. Not a cheery thought, but that's still a bunch of translations that came of it!
  18. What’s the longest Visual Novel?

    I'm afraid there simply isn't a good way to count or measure size, and even if there were, most people would be sceptical of it and act as if it were any other.
  19. Yuri Game Jam 2018 VNs, part 2

    Thank you so much for these posts. Some of the better experiences I've had were shorter, more compact or experimental games like these, and yet I still don't put any effort into looking for them. I remain too focused on longer experiences that let me immerse myself in the character interactions for hours. So, thank you for highlighting these!
  20. Jake's Love Story (Now on Steam and Itch.io!)

    Well, it certainly does look cute. That's a big plus, in my book!
  21. Nekonyan's Possible Two Announcements

    What does Propeller have to do with anything? https://vndb.org/v12167
  22. Hello, Goodbye Steam Storepage Removed

    Some VNs are being banned from Steam. Reason unknown. Currently theorised that it is because of the depiction of minors (high-school students and/or young-looking/acting characters) in pornographic games. They might go back on it, or they might not. Valve seems to work in waves a lot, in that they go too far, then back off, then forwards again, and so on until it stagnates.
  23. The Tinder Game [Ep. 1] [Universal Game Studio] NSFW

    Merged the new thread with this one. If you have any further updates to your game, I'd ask that you make them in this thread. Thanks! Additionally, your first post is broken on forum themes with white backgrounds. If you select the affected text in the editor and then click 'Remove Format', that should fix it. It'll also remove other formatting, however, so beware.
  24. A question about Aselia the Eternal

    I believe the problem was that the battle sections took a lot of minutes to get through. It essentially felt as if the game had no skip button and you had to manually click through each line. It does have a skip button, but because you need to get through the many long battle sections, again, and again, it takes as much time as if there weren't one. If you managed to play all the sections and enjoy them, then you might manage it (though 7 times is obviously a bit much). As for me, I was full of playing the game legitimately half way through. If you do manage to find a way to experience the other routes without sacrificing so much time, which I feel would be awesome because I really like all the characters, do tell. EDIT: I know you can make saves at certain points where you have flags set such that you can jump into most routes and skip some gameplay, but you'll miss choices and character moments near the beginning that way, if I recall correctly, and I couldn't pass up any moment with dear Esperia.
  25. A question about Aselia the Eternal

    It matters in the sense that Aselia is main heroine material and it's very unlikely someone has the will to play through the game multiple times. I certainly couldn't, even cheating through the gameplay.