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  1. Sorry, I'll go back to contentless praise and wondering whether Tim looks better with his beard or his soul patch.

    Personally I'd prefer if you went back to not saying anything at all. You're the only one raising the music as a concern because it might be "racist". I really can't see that connection at all and why you even had that thought and figured it was appropriate to argue for it is just a mystery to me and probably several other people in this thread.

  2. Man, anything but blind cheerfulness back here gets you lynched, huh?

    Not at all. But there's a significant difference between blind cheerfulness and misinformed ranting.

    I swear to God I get more responses than anybody else.

    God is dead, but that's a subject matter for another day.

    Spending a fair amount of time scratching your head over puzzles gives the game more time to just sink in. You become a part of the world. I remember spending a lot of time in the older adventure games, and that really let the atmosphere sink in.

    I didn't mind the puzzles in any of the two Monkey games. In fact, I enjoyed most LucasArts's games and even Sierra. But I do remember getting very stuck at certain puzzles; one of them was the monkey wrench in Monkey 2 and the other was in Fate of Atlantis when you get to the ruins and are supposed to turn statues or whatever it was.

    The third time I remember being critically stuck was in Police Quest III. Turns out that was a game-breaking bug so I usually don't count that.

  3. Thanks for the response, Greg. I guess the difference here is that most games don't need to scrounge together 200% of their budget and release half the game early to (hopefully) make ends meet.

    Well, you seem to conveniently forget the game grew exponentially from the initial idea and they decided to go with it thus straining the budget. They're not releasing half the initial game but half of the new extended game. They could've just said "screw it, let's cut out everything, make it small as we originally planned and ship it" but that wouldn't be fun for anyone, challenging for them or as interesting to us backers.

    What makes you think I missed it?

    Your post? I actually read it, compared to what you seem to do.

  4. Did you miss the African instruments and musical themes used in the girl's sections? He spent almost 5 minutes demonstrating them.

    African/Scandinavian, yes. I supposed you missed that last influence. What does that have to do with the girl area anyway?

    Edit: Greg gave you a good explanation about your other "dilemma". An explanation that has been retold a couple of hundred times by now, but if someone (like you) don't listen you won't hear it.

  5. I have a question: I backed the game via Kickstarter and did not receive a backer update for the newest episode nor the extremely important information about the delay. Talking to people in another forum brings to light this also happened to other people. What went wrong? Will I stay furtherly informed about Broken Age?

    Have you changed your e-mail recently? Or perhaps the mail ended up in your spam folder...

  6. If it's not ready yet, i'm not complaining. I just want to make sure it's not sitting somewhere available for download and i never got the notification.

    It's no ready yet. I'd say there is a good 6+ months left until we can hope for a release. The initial date for release was set because DF thought the game would be a small affair, but since the funding became as large as it was they had to revise it.

  7. Still, it's the lack of information that's the problem, not the delays in themselves.

    What information would you like? "Another day of development, it's going good guys". "Day xxxx of development, it's going good guys. Oh btw, Tim has a cold" ... let them do their job, there's no point giving pointless information.

    It's pretty obvious there will be delays and that any "promise" given was probably an estimate when it was given with the understanding that unforeseen events could push the date forward. No big deal, life goes on. People need to relax a bit and not start to moan and whine when they're not being kept in the loop 24/7. We're not the ones creating the game, DF is.

    I think it's sad the forums are going increasingly silent for that very reason. Some people think everything is sunshine no matter what, others sees the clouds when they appear. Nothing wrong with that, just different perspectives.

    The forum is going silent because most topics have been discussed to death, flogged and revived a thousand times over by now. Unless DF has anything noticeable to report we just need to stay put. I rather have a somewhat silent forum than one that is being spammed by angry people all day.

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