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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby scbt » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:44 pm

I won a copy of The Amazing Spiderman Game for PS3... only I don't own a PS3. :roll:
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby simaticable » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:29 pm

My rant's about some of the RCT3 players in the Games Forum that update their parks several times a week. I didn't want to post it on one person's thread and feel bad about calling them out, but here I can do it as a general note.

Why update several times a week? It's not like we're begging for an update, but why post one as often as everyday? You're wasting your time by doing update after update, and 99% of the time, there's no major change. All I see in those updates are the same shots but different angles.

I believe RCT3 is harder than RCT2. Most RCT2 players show their updates maybe every two weeks, but some of the RCT3 players just constantly bring in new updates without changing anything first. Most of their work screams "no effort" and "rushed" while the people who actually show updates once in a while have great screens and shows that they took their time in building their park.

There are quality parks out there, but they take time to create. I want to see some effort into these parks; not parks that show no effort. It's not fair to you, and it's not fair to those looking at the park updates.

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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:27 pm

I hear you. The rushed stuff looks really bad, and just lacks the care of taking it a little slow. Hell, I have a project that's been going since January for just one ride (though I got distracted in April and haven't touched it since...need to get back on it).

I only update(d) when something significant was added or changed (new show scenes, queue scenery, etc). I don't get it when an update is something along the lines of "OMG I just changed a support on one ride, let me post 20 screen caps about it!"
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby grrt » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:19 pm

Haha my latest park was a full 12 months to the day of work till I posted it! And East Side was quite a lot... I used to fall into the trap of over-updating, then I had a strong urge to improve and realized that you can't do it unless you take your time. And the time I'd usually work towards taking screenshots and writing an update went into actual work. Word to the wise, the game eats your time! Ration it wisely or you'll never get anything done!

As well... why are there so many self entitled and obnoxious kids these days???
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:30 pm

I'll echo the thoughts above.

The games Forum really started to go downhill in quality recently, and even though it's starting to resurge a bit, it's not there. These people spamming these updates make their parks constantly at the top and annoyingly active. CD5 had a great balance of doing a once a well update that contained everything going on, and it worked wonderfully. The other problem with these people spam updating their parks is (besides the lack of quality) the fact that it sends other projects which may have been updated only several hours earlier all the way down the page.

Since most of the time members scan the top for new projects and don't scroll down is far. Many great projects are missed, and the projects representing the forum as a whole are not reflecting the actual quality. Unfortunately, the work of the few tends to be judged as the work of the many.

And really, I haven't seen an in-depth new RCT3 park (besides Grrt's) that has blown me away in a long time. I used to be blown away all the time. I want to be surprised by work again. :(
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby grrt » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:35 pm

Well hey! If you want the good parks at the top of the page, wouldn't hurt to comment on them more often. ;)
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby simaticable » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:17 pm

Anyone else realize that there aren't many RCT2 parks anymore? I mean, most parks are now RCT3. I'm working on a special park that no one but RD knows about, but that won't be released till later this month, and my other two parks are on a hiatus until I have time or until the park is released.

(It doesn't help that I'm going to be gone next week for a Mission Trip to Betsy Layne, KY.)
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby brock_boehm » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:06 pm

scbt wrote:I won a copy of The Amazing Spiderman Game for PS3... only I don't own a PS3. :roll:

That stinks. lol

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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby Ace Of Spades » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:42 pm

Got my first job today...normally that'd be happy news, but I'm really nervous about starting. I'm the kind of person that is absolutely terrified of failure and I really, really don't want to screw up...just thinking about it is making me feel ill. :?r
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Re: The "Rant" Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:11 am

Ace Of Spades wrote:Got my first job today...normally that'd be happy news, but I'm really nervous about starting. I'm the kind of person that is absolutely terrified of failure and I really, really don't want to screw up...just thinking about it is making me feel ill. :?r

I know exactly how you feel. Just do your best and you'll probably do fine! The people who screw up the most are the ones who don't show up, show up late, don't work, show up drunk, or smoke weed at work... all can be avoided by just giving a s***!

My rant:
In high school, I was one of four valedictorians. I feel as if there's an unspoken rivalry between us to see who will do best after high school since we were all equally successful back then.

Just talked to the mom of one of these people...the same girl who "beat" me in AP English by being the only person to get a 9 on an essay (the highest possible grade) in our two years of AP. Somehow, we both became English majors. She only has one more year but I have two, and her mom just informed me that she's thinking about getting her Master's. F***!! I was thinking about getting my Masters! I know it's not a competition, but it would be nice to have achieved something the others didn't.

Plus, for reasons I won't say, I feel like the black sheep of the 4 valedictorians. I feel the need to prove my worth as a person by excelling academically. It's stupid, but it'd make me feel better at our 10-year reunion if I was the only one to get a grad degree or publish a book or something!

Pressure's on, here we go!! Junior year coming up, let's do it!!!
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