Hello! As you can already guess, I'm new to CYS, the "cooler Daniel" of CVS. I've read a multitude of amazing stories on this forum, with one of my favorites being The Price of Freedom: Innocence Lost by mizal. One of the features in mizal's story that I really appreciated was the stats: I could see all the progress with the choices I'd made so far, including the skills I had cultivated within my character (whom I called Diana.) Sadly, that small detail I came to love hasn't been found in any of the other stories I've tried playing (and trust me, there were a lot.)
If any of you could point the way to similar stories with the stats feature, I'd truly appreciate it!
Also, I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong forum. I just thought that since I'm A) new and B) asking for help, this was the best forum to post in.
Thanks again for tuning in! :)
Happy to be here! :)
And that's a shame :/ I think most stories would be more enjoyable if they had stats but to each their own. Do you possibly have any recommendations for stories that also have stats? It doesn't have to match mizal's story exactly -- I'd just like to explore other stories with a similar feature :)
The former made by Killa_Robot, and the latter by EndMaster respectively.
You have me mistaken. The wonderful story, Dead Man Walking, also seems to be made by mizal. Wow.
I glanced at the RPG tag, and Awakening of the Tower by Positive and MyVacation by SindriV also use stats, though the latter is a very different genre, and the stats are of the type found in the Sims.
Ah, Awakening of the Tower. A fantastic game by Berka.
Oh, and I see you've also posted my game, in MyVacation.
Ooh, interesting... I'll check those out! Thanks for the recommendations! :D
Personally, stats make the story 100% easier to navigate and understand. I'd panic all the time thinking I forgot something important, and since I didn't have stats, I couldn't remember what I was possibly forgetting and I'd lose interest in the story. That's just my two cents, though.
Also, I'll be patiently awaiting for Legacy of Dracula's Castle. You're an amazing writer, and since I'm already hooked on Price of Freedom, I can't wait to find that same spark in Legacy of Dracula's Castle! :)
Unfortunately she'll never finish Price of Freedom because she's a lazy bitch.
*gasp* That's so mean!/lh (lh for lighthearted, just so you know I'm only messing around... cuz words get confusing online, lol) Have more faith in mizal, I'm sure they'll finish it!... eventually... XD
Not a chance in hell! She's personally told me that she was planning on finishing the story at one point, but then she started making large origami giraffes and has found it a far more productive use of her time.
To be fair, large origami giraffes are pretty fun to make. And complicated... But not to fear! I am emotionally stubborn and will give mizal the benefit of the doubt as I wait... and wait... and wait... and wait...
I can't believe it. I've never seen anyone unironically use autism tags in the wild before.
And for a moment in the savannah, the tiny bean wiggles her way out of her home to find a tall boulder to stand upon, raises her head towards the skies, and unironically yells, "I don't understand online social cues!" before disappearing back into her burrow.
(In other words, it's a blessing and a curse... cuz I take everything as a joke until I realize too late something wasn't meant to be taken as a joke and end up making a fool outta myself.)
(I know, it's a joke, but I just want to share my utmost valuable opinion.) I just like managing numbers and stats. I think of these things more of as a sort of resource management game. You have only this many points for this many tasks. To be honest, my monkey brain goes kind of ballistic when I see stats in any storygame or game. It plays into my love for making tables and spreadsheets. It's just very relaxing.
But Mizal, you wrote Price of Freedom, the best stats-based game on this website. Why the sudden change of heart?
Well at least you wrote Eternal. ^_^
Ah, The Price of Freedom.
One of mizal's best works.
I'm helpful. ^_^
I think you'll find it's hounouour.
It's 1:20 a.m. and I just realized that mizal was not, in fact, the writer of POF:IL, but someone who commended the story (for obvious reasons.) The real writer is @Avery_Moore and I am, quite honestly, mortified I made such a newbie mistake (but not at all surprised.)
Kudos to a very special penguin (not their real tag, I'm just not sure if I should mention them or not since it was a private DM so... yeah, still not sure about the underground laws, lol) for calling me out on my mistake.
And kudos to y'all for playing on with my mistake. I would have never known lmao
I didn't. I was just having too much fun to say anything. :p