Done and done!
Edited the title of the old game, so that I could call the new game "Innocence Lost", since I'm pretty sure I've worked out a way t transfer stats from one game to another.
Also, I updated the patreon page, so that everybody gets cool shinies! People like shinies, right? ^_^
And thanks again @mizal for showing me how to add that stats page, so that I didn't need to have the bloody "Check Stats" link at the bottom of every single page. You're a life saver.
Thanks miz! And thanks to all the lazy people too!
I'm happy for you. :)
Missed the thread. Sorry.
Congratulations on completing the transfer! Price of Freedom brought me to this site, and I'll be definitely giving the new one a go in the very near future. Thank you for sharing it with us.
D'awhh! You make me blush ^_^
... Huh... So that was interesting. I just posted a thread over on CoG to let the guys over there know that the new game was finished... Thread got deleted literally as soon as I posted it. Apparently the staff over at CoG still feel the need to filter everything I post to make sure I never say anything bad about their great leaders... Well, it's nice to have a hobby, I guess.
It seems you have immense power that must be contained lest it taint everyone in the gated community
Lol, they probably think somehow your story is going drag people away from their site and come over here.
Seriously, their insecurity of the popularity of their own brand is hilarious if they believe one thread about a single non-CoG story is going to suddenly hurt CoG's bottom line.
Then again it's you, so maybe it would and they're right to fear your writing skill.
Still a bunch of plagiarism supporting faggots in any case.
Well, I published it in a section of the site called "Other Interactive Fiction" ... So somehow I get the feeling it's just me.
Well its more because you're "connected" to this hive of villainy upstanding free writing site. It wouldn't be the first time they've deleted references to this place.
In any case it's still really insecure on their part anytime they do it, especially since this site isn't even a business "rival" which might be a little more understandable if it was, but again I hardly expect any other sort of behavior from a bunch of overly sensitive fascists.
Update. Turns out it was Jason himself who deleted the post. I asked him what was wrong with the post and if there was anything I could do so that the next thread didn't get deleted... His response was:
"Based upon the content of the game as you described it, no, there’s no way for you to rewrite it that it doesn’t get deleted."
... Which is quite ironic considering that the exact same game was less than a month away from publication at the time it got taken down, and when it was taken down, that was due to copyright issues... So, apparently, the game's good enough to be published under the Hosted Games label... But not okay to talk about in the forums... Not really sure why he thinks this is a good idea, but okay.
Edit: Oh, look! It's old me! ^_^
What an overly sensitve butthurt bitch.
Seriously, there's a thread of Suicidal Sammy's Mass Murder Motherfucker or whatever still up there and the whole controversy about that was it having child abuse and "rape" in it.
Sammy threw a fucking bitch fit, rage quit the site, came back after taking his meds and everything is fine again with him.
Meanwhile you were probably way too civil and professional about everything and Jason's being a faggot with you.
Yeah, Jason's still sore about you daring to defy him in front of everyone and being friendly to the people here. Lol.
Yeah, I'm not aware of any game related thread of WIP on CoG ever being deleted because of the content. Hell, your thread for Eternal has been up there for years with no issue... Meanwhile, my thread gets deleted in seconds because... Well... Because I posted it, I guess.
Awh, NEW new update! I responded with:
"The game is exactly the same as it was when it was in the publishing queue for the Hosted Games label, and I never had any issues with it then, besides the copyright problem you stated. Presumably, there’s nothing in the game that was considered unsuitable for the Hosted Games label. If the issue is that the warning is too off putting, I can adjust the warning to state that the sexual abuse is only implied, not experienced."
"Part of the problem here is that I’m not going to go and verify that what you’re telling me is true. And, considering your two-faced conduct throughout this process, you have absolutely 0 credibility with me right now. Moreover, your description of it sounds grossly offensive to me. Even if the content is not grossly offensive, you’re advertising it in order to appeal to those who would be interested in grossly offensive material, which is distasteful.
So, no, there isn’t a way for you to advertise this on our forums."
... So, ironically, his excuse for deleting my thread is that I had the audacity to put up a trigger warning.
This just gets even better, where the hell is Mizal, she REALLY needs to read this. This is fucking gold.
Two faced? I guess Janus Hill would know all about being two faced better than anyone. LOL
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Jason is reading this, considering how petty he is.
So, Jason. I laughed until I cried before laughing some more, and I want to thank you for that.
Yeah... Honestly, I was so fed up of all the CoG drama that I was just planning on letting it go and not doing anything about it, but... Yeah, this is just a bit too much. I mean basically... He's more than happy to have threads for far more "offensive" games on the site and doesn't see a problem with it whatsoever. My thread gets deleted LITERALLY within seconds of me posting it, and he uses "offensive content" as the excuse because the game has a trigger warning... Despite the fact that the HG staff had absolutely no problem with it, and were less than a month away from publishing it on the site... Then when I clarify that the warning about "scenes of sexual abuse" was only implied and wasn't that disturbing, he responds with "I'm not going to verify that what you're telling me is true." Which basically translates as, "You say that your game doesn't contain any graphic scenes of rape... But I don't believe you, and instead of actually reading your game to see if it's true, I'm just going to assume you're lying."
... So... Yeah, why he thought this was a good idea, I don't know. It doesn't really have any effect on me, but it sure as hell doesn't look good for him.
This needs a bit of a break down:
"Part of the problem here is that I’m not going to go and verify that what you’re telling me is true."
This pretty much says it all as far as him not having a leg to stand on. Confirming facts and shit is sort of the main way you support your position and prove the other person is wrong. Avoiding such things basically means you're full of shit and just piling it higher and deeper.
"And, considering your two-faced conduct throughout this process, you have absolutely 0 credibility with me right now."
While I already made the snipe about Jason being twofaced, but I'm just seriously baffled to what he's even talking about Briar being twofaced. She's been upfront with him about everything. He's the one that's spinning shit and outright lying to support his non-existent position.
"Moreover, your description of it sounds grossly offensive to me. Even if the content is not grossly offensive, you’re advertising it in order to appeal to those who would be interested in grossly offensive material, which is distasteful."
Okay, I really need to know what the hell Briar even wrote as her description, because I can't even imagine it being the description for Love SICK. Hell, I can't even imagine it being worse than Suicidal Sammy's Mass Mother thing. And given that it was fine before when they were going to publish, like Briar already said, seems odd that he would suddenly be against it now.
"So, no, there isn’t a way for you to advertise this on our forums."
"No! You can't be in our clubhouse, only trannies and faggots allowed!"
Well in any case, good job Briar. I know I don't really do too much of the positive warm and fuzzies as support, I show my support by calling your enemies a bunch of fucktards instead. But know that the support is there!
Oh and the Eternal thread is still up over there, (Until someone goes and takes it down after reading this, go ahead I won't be offended!) because I didn’t mention the child abuse, slavery, ultra violence and the graphic sexual encounter between a 16 year old and someone in their 500s!
Trigger warnings are for suckers!
I know, I'm a very violent person for having all my naughty opinions.
What I wrote in the description was:
Warning: Before you guys read on, I want to let you all know that this game may not be suitable for younger players. It contains extreme violence, strong language and distressing themes, including; Slavery, Child Abuse, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Racism and Sexism. Please do not play if any of these subjects might distress you.
... Like you said, other games and WIPs have WAY worse than that... But then, pretty sure that content didn't have anything at all to do with the thread being deleted.
I know, I'm a very bad person.
OMG, I love this guy so much! Sorry, but I just has to share! ^_^
Hell yeah! Always good to know progress is being made on the ever-ongoing quest to stick it to The Man!... Or The Xi. Who knows how many people are pettily conspiring against a good story about gladiators to protect their feelings.
Thanks, miz! ^_^
I hope that in the sequel there will be a character named Jasonius getting torn apart by crocodiles in the arena.
Awhh! What's the Best of 2019 contest?
Ah, okay... But the original game was entered into the Spring Thing contest, so... Doesn't that make it ineligible?
Yes, Wibbons. You may die in peace now. Goodbye.
Thank you! Super happy it's published now. Can't wait to see what people think of it... Hopefully it's not too similar to the original that people find it pointless.
Hey...I remember this game! But this is...New game? ('o')~!
I'm very excited! I can't wait to read it. Good job, Briar!
I did? I was unaware of the kerfluffle.
Wait... How did I not know about this website before? The fact that it has the exact same layout as CoG is slightly creepy, but other than that... What is this shiny new place? Is it good?
So long as it's Dan and not Jason, I'm happy ^_^
Oh yeah! I totally forgot about that!
Okay I'll do that tonight. Thank you for letting me know. I also apologize if my other review was not spoiler free. I tried to be as detailed as possible without giving away anything that might be considered a spoiler. But that was more difficult than I thought.
Oh my bad. My really only experience with reviewing games is over on Choice of Games, where they'll flag your posts for anything that could be considered a spoiler by anyone. But thank you very much for clearing that up. I'll be sure to leave more detailed reviews in the future. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Edit: Okay, I left a review over there. I hope it helps out. Thank you for bringing the site to my attention.
D'awh! Thank you!
Mayana has spread the FREEDOM to her people.
Wow! Thanks @Mayana !
... And, ooh! Another shiny website I've never heard of before! This looks like it could be cool... Though I can't figure out for the life of me how it works. Made a new account to reply to the thread, and it just says, "Sorry, you don't have permission to reply to this post." ... How I get permission, I have no idea.
Yey! Thanks May ^_^
What's the bug?
Huh... Well, that's strange. Thanks for letting me know, I'll try to figure out what's wrong with it. ^_^
Lol, yeah, good point... Well, I just went with the usernames because Ford never actually got back to me about what name he wanted to be credited by, and Coins wanted to be credited as "Jason Hill" ... I did not.
100. Shouldn't take too long.
Oh, good, now I can rate your game.
1/8! The description sounds grossly offensive!
Now that I think of it, I'm surprised that the phantom Jason Hill hasn't popped in to give a review yet.
Yeah, none of the crap that happened over at CoG is the author's fault. He edited all of the scenes that I complained about, and I haven't come across any other scenes that are particularly similar to POF, so he's cool with me. I don't really think that the game has anything to do with it. Jason just saw an excuse not to publish my game and pounced on it.
... You know... The way that the ratings are looking right now, POF might actually end up being the highest rated game on the site!
Probably, but it has to still gather more ratings to rise in actual rank because of the mysterious ranking system.
Unfortunately, I get the feeling that everyone is automatically rating the game an 8 out of sympathy after the whole CoG fiasco... ... ... Meh, I'll take it!
Well, actually the main reason I didn't go into details is because it was gone midnight. Explaining everything would've taken ages and I needed to get up early in the morning, so I was just like... Screw it, sleep's more important. I'll go check out this mess tomorrow.
... And now I can't say anything, because its locked.
Jason has decided to respond to the thread. And here I had this whole response to Mara written out. Oh well, probably better to not bring attention to myself anyway.
His actions have truly cost him a customer in me. It is unfortunate because there are authors I enjoy and stories that interest me on that site still. But I can always support the authors directly through things like Patreon.
What a little bitch. XD
Seeing as how Moxie just brought to attention that Avery had permission, how long do you think it will be before the thread is deleted?
Did Cricket go to all of them? XD
It was on the main discord that it was deleted after they stuck their fingers in their ears and ululated.
The other two servers I posted at did not give me that sort of negative response or at least not yet.
There were some other, what appeared to be, story-specific discords I did not bother with as things were hectic, but I may later depending on how things turn out.
"Misrepresenting the facts?" ... I didn't even fucking say anything!
And there we have it, the Overgod's words from his own divine keyboard.
Not sure if this helps Briar out since Jason's response was still pretty non-committal. Also Briar might just be done with CoG altogether after all this mess and I can't say as I'd blame her.
In any case, for all the "bad rep" we have in this niche IF community, never let it be said that CYSers will not fucking fight for one of our beloved site members if need be.
(If you're not a beloved site member of course then fuck you)
LMAO! I like Fang. He has provided me with many lulz. ^_^
I'm just picturing the heavens opening up and angels singing as the glorious Alex descends
Thank you very much for your hard work. Yours is one of the stories I came back here for every few weeks periodically looking for new storygames to come out. I'm incredibly excited to play this new one. I wish you the best.
D'awh! Thank you! ^_^