tinstar, The Reader

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Jew Jitsu! on 5/14/2021 7:22:21 AM
I can hear the intense hand rubbing accompanying betaband's posts.

Revelations at the COG Ranch on 4/20/2021 8:22:20 AM
Yes, of course - I'd have no problem, but I did find it confusing at first and I imagine a lot of new customers do as well. I think both Hosted Games and CoG games should be in the same place, perhaps sorted in different folders which is something Steam allows you to do - you don't need a separate account. Another issue I have is with the branding -"Choice of Games" tells me a lot about the brand, "Hosted Games" could mean anything, so the label naturally won't attract as much attention - the games themselves, individually will. Another thing is: If you want to increase your sales perhaps you should listen to your customers more, instead of having your CEO argue with people on reddit.

Revelations at the COG Ranch on 4/20/2021 7:01:34 AM
It's not just subreddit unfortunately, it's steam too. You don't publish under one big label, the games are published separately and for a new customer it's confusing - it was for me, and I already knew what games I wanted to buy and I had to manually search for them.

Revelations at the COG Ranch on 4/19/2021 6:48:13 AM
TLDR: everyone who is interested in publishing under HG can do so and the successful books pay for the failures. Now I can't speak on whatever this model was successful so far, he made it sound like it wasn't and that he allows amateurs to publish under HG out of principle, and that he doesn't even read most of them. But he could be full of shit - and if he isn't that sounds very irresponsible. When asked about contracts he said the only way to increase individual author's pay is by selling more books - so that's the CoG/HG job (the author's too if we are being realistic but they shouldn't be doing most of the work otherwise what's the point of having a publisher?), and I guess implicitly he just suggested they suck at it.

Revelations at the COG Ranch on 4/18/2021 4:28:34 AM
PR specialists are only useful if you listen to them and Jason seems like that type of boss.

Revelations at the COG Ranch on 4/17/2021 2:16:13 PM
Oh damn, I hope someone will do something about writers publishing under CoG earning too little. Someone responsible for paying them maybe...

Revelations at the COG Ranch on 4/16/2021 12:11:26 PM
He's not banned forever, he is suspended to 2022 and I guess that makes it... a 3-year ban? But the Stardust tumblrinas were banned for a century. Odd.

Revelations at the COG Ranch on 4/16/2021 11:22:34 AM
Yeah, right now people are creaming themselves so much over Mage Reborn it has a serious potential of reaching Wayhaven's status and maybe even exceeding it. Even I look forward to its release despite growing resentment towards its fanbase. Another good WIP on my radar is Advanced Studies in Pattern Magic - it's surprisingly accurate in its depiction of academia. I haven't thought of any official CoG title in months.

Revelations at the COG Ranch on 4/16/2021 7:02:40 AM
Once upon a time, I wanted to be published under COG because I thought their terms were better and it would get me further. Silly me. That was before the rise of Hosted Games that came in series though.

Fight The Fascist IFaggotry! on 4/15/2021 3:39:38 PM
You gotta sympathize with Mara because she can't curse you with the speed of a machine gun over text.