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Price of Freedom is Back on CYS!!! ^_^ on 1/9/2019 4:30:22 PM

Non-gamified short stories, worldbuilding material, or sketches might be good incentives too, if they're things that wouldn't take too much time away from what you actually want to be writing. Just an idea.

Price of Freedom is Back on CYS!!! ^_^ on 1/9/2019 4:08:30 PM

Not sure you have this whole crowdfunding thing figured out just yet if you're borderline trying to talk people out of subscribing, haha. You probably could have put up the beta version of The Lawless Ones as a backer reward too. 'Backers get the exclusive opportunity to be the first to read new content before it's published!' I'm definitely not trying to be critical of you for being generous, but it might be something to consider going forward.

Introducing Delight Games Interactive Fiction on 1/7/2019 6:57:04 PM

I grabbed 9, thanks. I played a couple games a while ago, and actually had some coins saved up on my old phone, but lost them when I switched to a new one, so this is pretty awesome.

To Hell with COG on 12/31/2018 5:18:15 PM

Instead, Jason deleted this paragraph from Avery's post in the Dark Themes thread today:

Lastly, (and this is just my opinion and I completely get it if people disagree) I think that some of the things in the thread were very damaging to the community in a way that nobody wants, and I think it might be best if the thread was deleted and, if anybody said anything in that thread that they feel is important and needs to be said, they could either say it in other threads, or even create a new thread to address it. I think that Jason’s list regarding “Being Better Internet/Forum Citizens” could have been received SO much more positively if the list was just posted on it’s own, instead of this thread being split and the list being posted following a series of comments that I’d made.

To Hell with COG on 12/30/2018 9:13:42 PM

Jason just reopened the topic, so this may not be over yet.

To Hell with COG on 12/30/2018 9:01:10 PM

MeltingPenguins thought Avery was talking about people boycotting because of Sammy's mother murder game, and edited her post after I explained that it was people boycotting because of Jason's boorish behavior toward her instead. I'll go back to lurking soon, but I tried to do a good deed or two first by clarifying some things for people where it seemed like it might be helpful.

To Hell with COG on 12/30/2018 8:45:32 PM

The good news is that people are starting to correct their posts after it's made clear what's actually being discussed. IMO the amount of confusion would be a good reason for a mod to actually shut the thread down at this point though.

Edit: And as I posted this, they did just that.

To Hell with COG on 12/30/2018 7:55:57 PM

Holy shit,Elwynn massively misread your post and is making an idiot out of herself.

To Hell with COG on 12/30/2018 7:44:54 PM

I don't intend to call anyone a liar (or get anyone's back up) by saying this, but honestly I think even people who earnestly intend to boycott the site on your behalf (against your wishes) will probably end up buying games in the future (if they ever were going to in the first place) once this dies down, particularly if you continue to publish through that company. It would be great if Jason does offer some sort of apology, which I do think is deserved, but you've said all there is to say, and (as your last comment there acknowledges) it's not worth getting stressed out about--the ball's in his court.

To Hell with COG on 12/30/2018 5:13:46 PM

This probably won't be a popular opinion here, but I think you were better off taking the W if he just continued to avoid the thread after that since his staff was already more or less agreeing that he was out of line. You clearly had the high ground in your earlier response, and while I still think you're more in the right than he is, the new reply was pretty combative and seems to have people who'd come out in favor of the points you made backing away now.