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@  furrykef : (17 March 2019 - 02:30 PM)

I mostly just check in to validate new users and to zap spambots. Obviously, we get far, far more spambots.

@  randomizer : (17 March 2019 - 12:08 AM)

I pop in every couple of days but I don't really have much to say so I mostly just lurk.

@  wildfire : (15 March 2019 - 11:33 PM)

Not looking for anything particular here, but since we got people checking daily, I thought I'd point out that I posted a new topic in SatAM Chat. Show a guy some love and check it out.

@  wildfire : (15 March 2019 - 10:56 PM)

bout the same for me too. I honestly don't remember at this point.

@  Shadow : (14 March 2019 - 01:50 PM)

I been here since I was 14 years old.

@  John Roberts : (14 March 2019 - 12:39 AM)

I lurk, too. Sometimes. Maybe us seniors should just meet up at a retirement village.

@  John Roberts : (14 March 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Hiho Wildfire!

@  wildfire : (13 March 2019 - 10:39 PM)

It doesn't help that everything i post on dies. But seriously, I do try and poke my head in from time to time. FUS was family to me for several years. I doubt I'll ever truly leave.

@  Shadow : (11 March 2019 - 04:43 PM)

I did mention before on the idea of a monthly podcast channel.

@  ShenFNWoo : (11 March 2019 - 06:06 AM)

Yeah, it's that kind of thinking that keeps this place dead, mang :\

@  wildfire : (10 March 2019 - 07:42 PM)

I still pop in from time to time. I'm like a professional lurker. As a senior member I think its fair to say I've earned that right. ;) Miss you guys.

@  ShenFNWoo : (10 March 2019 - 07:18 AM)

Rereading that, a lot of that came out completely wrong. But then again, it is a shoutbox, I don't know what the max word count is on the thing.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:25 AM)

As I've said many times before... IF the problem is that they themselves can't do it, then the guys running this place could possibly outsource in some form or fashion to people with more time to help work on this comic here. There's clearly people willing to pay for it, and even crowdfunding might be an option.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:23 AM)

There's really nothing stopping us. All we have to do is want to do this stuff.

 

Dr. Phil once said bored people are boring. Why a clinical psychologist who admits that most of the problem is of a functional nature within a patient's brain would believe this, I don't know, but there IS truth to that. Those who can't find something to try to work with to have or make a good time are usually just devoid of character themselves.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:21 AM)

I have a friend that's working on our game concept ideas who has major depression and horrible anxiety, 3 kids and a horrible job that takes up most of his day. He constantly gets on some of our team member's cases (even mine) about how there's 24 hours a day, and how Schwartzenegger's motivational speech can do wonders for us.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:19 AM)

OR we can make our own sonic stuff, and put together something that could tide us over until the 'official' sea3on starts back up.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:18 AM)

We're all here because we like Sonic. We want more of it. When there is no Sonic to speak of, we could EASILY branch off into other topics, and continue discussing that stuff instead.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:00 AM)

Like, disagreements will NOT murder your world. You'll live. There were intense discussions that kinda just faded into dust. Most here seem to be polarized hard in either direction. People who're too conservative, and then those who swallow libtard nonsense regarding gamergate. And when disagreement that strong appears, people want it shut down. At this point, if I were running the place, I'd take any and all discussion

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 06:58 AM)

And I'm not just talking about what happens with me. Nothing extracurricular around here gets much of any attention. People seem to be afraid to get their thoughts challenged, so they just get dissuaded from participating.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 06:56 AM)

Like, there are artists here and writers here. I draw something for you guys, and sometimes I get a reply, but for the most part, people just look at it and go about their business. Don't you WANT more content being posted?


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#1 Clocktopus

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

OMGIT'SOGOODIJUSTWANTTOSITHEREWITHOUTEATINGANDJUSTPLAYUNTILIDIEOFSTARVATION

*Froths at the mouth*


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#2 furrykef

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 01:03 PM

It should be noted that the PC version has Denuvo DRM and cannot be played offline. Pretty ridiculous for a single-player game, IMO, but I don't think I'm gonna refund it.

(EDIT: Being unable to play offline is apparently a bug. They're looking into it.)

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

Meh, most are like that nowadays.  Who the hell is offline anyway.  *slightly less frothing*


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:32 AM

So, there was some more leaks and it seems that after all Mania Plus has way more than your classic SEGA milking with two reskins and a glorified Time Attack mode. They visibly went to the trouble of adding the missing transitions (including some more great SMS fanservice), Instashied/Peelout in a normal game, and even a brand new boss.

 

I have some personal quibbles with Mania but the amounts of love the devs put in the game is astounding. They could have just made a glorified Sonic 2 reference game but they made sure to try to appeal to every shade of the fanbase, even the forgotten ones.

 

I usually don't like leaks but I'm going to be spoiled no matter what so oh well. Mania was just okay in my book but if Mighty and Ray are as polished as the rest of these updates, this might become a 9/10 game for me.

 

Now no more references in Sonic please



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:54 AM

So just a quick question:  is it worth buying Mania from Steam?

 

The classic 2d Sonic games are still my favorite video games, but I could only play Mania through Steam.  I have heard many rumors about the DRM causing issues with the gameplay, but I guess it has been mostly patched up.  Any opinions?


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#6 furrykef

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:21 AM

I haven't had any trouble with the Steam version.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:01 AM

Unless you plan to play on the toastiest of toasters, there are absolutely no problems with Mania PC. The game is also playable offline despite what rumors say.



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:30 AM

I only ever encountered a single bug with the game in more than 50 hours of it.  The DRM doesn't do anything, and if you REALLY want, you can get a crack.  People rail about Denuvo messing your hard drive up, and being intensive to run, and it's a load of crock.  Nothing has ever been proven with that.  

That said, the game is ASTOUNDING. BUY. GO. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:48 AM

I just bought Mania Wednesday night and had the most fun playing a video game in a number of years!  I still think Sonic 2 and 3 are superior than Mania, but I would put Mania above 1 and CD.  The only issue I've noticed was sometimes the music track would turn off and I would be playing with just the sound effects.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:37 AM

This is no Sonic 4, for sure. I just wish they could put some automated anti-cheating mechanism for the leaderboards. Or at least use the banhammer the most absurd scores.

 

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#11 Ishapar

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:58 PM

Never was fond of online content in games.  I am so used to just playing a game and enjoying the local content.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

This is no Sonic 4, for sure. I just wish they could put some automated anti-cheating mechanism for the leaderboards. Or at least use the banhammer the most absurd scores.

 

Never was fond of online content in games.  I am so used to just playing a game and enjoying the local content.

I don't mind Online content.  But Online Leaderboards are a waste of data in games.  I know back in the day, when you went to the arcade, you'd compete for a high score.  But in this day and age, it's too easy to cheat or mod games and take the top slot with impossible scores.  Why have them at all?  



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:29 AM

 

This is no Sonic 4, for sure. I just wish they could put some automated anti-cheating mechanism for the leaderboards. Or at least use the banhammer the most absurd scores.

 

Never was fond of online content in games.  I am so used to just playing a game and enjoying the local content.

I don't mind Online content.  But Online Leaderboards are a waste of data in games.  I know back in the day, when you went to the arcade, you'd compete for a high score.  But in this day and age, it's too easy to cheat or mod games and take the top slot with impossible scores.  Why have them at all?  

 

Exactly.  I don't play Sonic to try to beat a bunch of stranger's high scores; I play to have fun.  If they did some online competition mode, though, then it might be tempting.


Before honor comes humility.

 

The Most High God created this world we live in, and He created man in His image for Himself.  Whether we like it or not doesn't change the truth nor does it change the consequences.

 

 

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