Jon O'Neill wrote:Stop whining you mingebag. I don't work for Apterous Productions Inc., I'll fuck you up at 7 seconds as and when I feel like it.
Well it hurt my feelings. I've endured graphic videos of executions and various war atrocities, but I genuinely had no idea people could be so cruel.
Also, I didn't like some of the comments that the Dictionary Corner guests came out with. Some of the words they suggested were in no way anything that somebody could come up with in 30 seconds without a shuffler, and I found it very disrespectful towards the contestants. I think in future it would be nice if there was some kind of disclaimer that dictionary corner's words are only suggestions and in no way meant to disrespect the people that are playing the game at that time.
Appreciate your comments in response Charlie. I take your point that people will probably ignore the dialogue after a few games, but I found that I was ignoring it pretty much from the start, because I instantly wanted to get to the "important information" of what my opponent had got, and what words DC had got. I didn't notice the $name thing until very late, for example, because I simply wasn't paying attention to it. I still feel though that the "fluff" of the dialogue is a different matter to the tension of knowing your opponent's declarations before the words are revealed, and subsequently whether they are valid, which I do feel is lost in your implementation.
I also think it would be nice if you could pick certain patterns on the numbers. Some people like to have a "Whitehall", whereas others enjoy "an inverted T". I think it's important that these people feel they have been able to make their favourite selection.
I don't want to seem like I'm being overly negative - I could fill pages with all the stuff that is totally awesome about apterous even after just playing for an hour or so last night (I haven't initiated my own custom game yet, for example) but you know all that already! I'm already champing at the bit to be able to use it for our lunchtime games here at work - one of the guys I play against constantly cheats by stealing my words, numbers solutions, stalling over numbers games etc - and this will fuck him up royally
See if you can pick out the genuine comments from the pisstakes in that lot