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by Dim Sum
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What/How? of PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407

What/How? of PM

As they say in the cliche: There's always a first time for everything. You have 1 unread message: This message has been removed by its author before it was delivered. [delete message] To Pytom/mods. If not bug, can msg not be removed? Screenshot just not same. Plus perma-1 unread message is kinda co...
by Dim Sum
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Dialogue versus exposition
Replies: 34
Views: 4451

Re: Dialogue versus exposition

I've noticed as I've been writing, my scenes tend to, um... lack a bit in the description department. It's usually not that hard for me to come up with dialogue, but I think it has to do with the fact that I care more about hearing from the characters and learning about them than the protag's inter...
by Dim Sum
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rating System for VN's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Rating System for VN's?

fleet wrote:Rather than a rating system, for the games/VNs in the completed games sub-forums, I suggest that newbies look at the VN's description and artwork, the number of views, and the number of replies.
Doesn't work. Tons of unique one of a kind quality VNs don't have much replies. Esp. old ones.
by Dim Sum
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rating System for VN's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Rating System for VN's?

So I'm new to LSF and Renpai, and one of the greatest difficulties in selecting a game to play (from renai.us) is... well, selecting. So I just wanted set forth the idea of having a rating system for each game? (I don't know, 1-10? A-C?) Or, maybe a guarantee that each game made is to be rated? I'm...
by Dim Sum
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Visual Novel Writing Contest (planning thread)
Replies: 92
Views: 7711

Re: Visual Novel Writing Contest (planning thread)

Ahaha. RE: Alistair++ more popular than Christine Love? Whose works have been featured on numerous popular gaming websites, Steam, and most recently, been nominated for the 2012 Indiecade Awards? Nobody's heard of RE: Alistair outside of the very small, niche OELVN community, and while it is indeed...
by Dim Sum
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Visual Novel Writing Contest (planning thread)
Replies: 92
Views: 7711

Re: Visual Novel Writing Contest (planning thread)

I think the thing that we want to determine here is this: Are we testing the writer's skill to adapt to certain restrictions, or are we just having a normal contest? I don't really think we're looking for the latter. If there aren't enough restrictions, this will just end up being a "make a nice VN...
by Dim Sum
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About VNs and 18+ subforums
Replies: 88
Views: 9461

Re: About VNs and 18+ subforums

Something Capt. Obvious but not mentioned: Ratings in general are sidestepped. Age less important than what movie producers think can get them tagged as for what age so: official tagline for what parents can and can't show different from actual politics and business making behind scenes. Pandering t...
by Dim Sum
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to Write Poetry for VN
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: How to Write Poetry for VN

Poetry is about imparting visuals so: "Capt. Obvious" but it really dependent on art style's ability to impart mood line-by-line . If writer can't sync with art or if art can seem to "grow old" per section then poetry is just...text. Example hypothesis (unfortunately dead example links) http://www.c...
by Dim Sum
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Path structures
Replies: 24
Views: 6586

Re: Path structures

Contradiction: Choice structure does not = path structure. (Only choice structure spotted in original image is dramatic change and too vague.) Non-VN example of choice structure: http://timvangelder.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/argument-mapping-figure-1.gif Non-VN equivalent example of path structur...
by Dim Sum
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Ideas for great one-liners (was: Lines Dump)
Replies: 37
Views: 4381

Re: Ideas for great one-liners (was: Lines Dump)

This would have been better as a yearly contest, but which saint would step up to be a martyr forever?
by Dim Sum
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About VNs and 18+ subforums
Replies: 88
Views: 9461

Re: About VNs and 18+ subforums

1) It not weak willed. It's issue of stigma. Example: why admin might have hentai section before it gets attention or why admin considers how to expose non-H games with post on main renpy download site? Once stigma is set, very problematic. Draws trolls, draws flame wars, draws people logging into f...
by Dim Sum
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About VNs and 18+ subforums
Replies: 88
Views: 9461

Re: About VNs and 18+ subforums

I think people are misunderstanding something. The current hentai forum has little to do with protecting people of weaker sensibilities from questionable content and more to do with complying with US adult entertainment industry regulations. Gore and violence is permitted in the general section sin...
by Dim Sum
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About VNs and 18+ subforums
Replies: 88
Views: 9461

Re: About VNs and 18+ subforums

Is discussion in alignment with OP's desire? Example: all talks of Mature solved by Cat III statement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_motion_picture_rating_system Of the four levels, Levels I, IIA, and IIB are advisory ratings only, and carry no legal effect. Only Level III forbid a certain ...
by Dim Sum
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: VN-ish that are hard to search for/must not be on Lemmasoft
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

VN-ish that are hard to search for/must not be on Lemmasoft

Example: Fading hearts search - check Do not save the world top 5 search result: Bruce Willis, lucid dreams, This is not a Love Story, Super Lucy, Super Lucy (word count:5000) vaFuP-GGR9k OP preference: plot generator-ish aka if know how to draw would have tried making Bruce Willis x Lucy 5000 word...
by Dim Sum
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Game that worth it to be commercial? I need advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Re: Game that worth it to be commercial? I need advice.

Perhaps the question here is not "commercial games is better quality than free ones", but rather "what is the minimum quality that needed for commercial games?" or may be "What is the minimum standard for a game before you are willing to pay to play it?" Modified question is more problematic cause ...