Glory to CYStia. Truly incredible how everyone else who likes clicking in their reading on the Internet is the most histrionic dork imaginable
You need your:
Optionally, they'll also need:
Laser Beams CHECK
You heard the queen, better start doing as she says before she gets mad.
Okay jeez fine here.
Eh, I was just laying awake in bed, not doing anything anyway. Might as well have been productive and contribute more.
Oh while everyone is still contributing to the war effort (You are contributing right?) here's some side quests:
This is the list of my own contributions to the battlefront for ease of accessibility to rate: Link!
Also there's currently some poll going on over at IFDB about which is the best CYS story: Link!
You can vote on the current ones listed or add another one you think is the best.
Carry on brave CYStians and remember I'm always watching!
Great crusaders that have contributed to the cause so far have been marked for ascension.
The wretched slothful that have not yet heard the call will be cast down with the sodomites.
At last this near forgotten IF classic has the proper review and rating it has always deserved.
Joined the crusade and rated a few games
The best games from CYS are on IFDB at this point.
Register on IFDB
Rate games you recognize
I can count the number of ratings for any individual game on my fingers, so it actually helps to take the 10 minutes out of your life it requires to make an account, poke a game you like and rate it. The best stuff on CYS deserves preservation and it'll help with exposure for the site, so it's considered a good thing. If you can't commit a rating on behalf of CYS, what chance do your New Year's resolutions even have?
Well looks like CYS is getting a good foot hold in the IFDB. So far looks like Eternal has the most ratings at 14 as far as CYS stories.
While there are many games on there with more ratings than that, I'm starting to notice how many more games on there which haven't been rated nearly as much. (37 pages in the list is where I found Eternal, right on top of course)
Not all of these are old obscure ones either. Some of these I thought were supposed to be pretty well received or by the "big names" in the IF community. Even looking at the more well known CoG stories, they don't have much in the way of reviews/ratings either. Hell didn't even see the famous Samurai rape one or Tin Star. (Didn't see any of Suicidal Sammy's stories there at all. Lol)
A lot of the ones with hundreds of ratings have been in the database for awhile and/or are pretty well known (Old infocom games for example).
It really is just Mathbrush mainly rating everything at this point.
Anyway, glad my profile finally got reviewed and put through. I've also noticed that almost ALL other authors there have boring ass unfun profiles.
Y'know, not like this one.
I just wrote another review on there, but I guess I'll need to hunt down where these FFP are because there's so many links I have no idea where half of this shit is even going to or even means.
EDIT: Nevermind, I see it in my "Page" which listed everything you've done. I got 550 so far.
Eventually I'd like to see all of us on the Top 100 reviewer list, because that appears to be laughably easy given the low rate of activity for most of the year.
This game probably recreates my childhood experiences of reading CYOA books more than any other.
The chooseyourstory format is adapted more to CYOA books. Most Twine and Choicescript games have shorter text and more frequent choices that frequently meet back up later because it allows you to reuse a lot of text and code. Making a game where every branch goes somewhere different is usually too tedious to code, although some people have done it (like the game Animalia or Porpentine's Myriad).
But a lot of chooseyourstory games seem to get over the problem of needing to write a lot of text by just writing a lot of text, ending up with games with hundreds of thousands of words.
This game is meant for kids, I'd say between 10 and 13 or 14. You are sucked into a fantasy world where you meet strange wizards and adventurers.
There are few choices in this game but a ton of text in each one, and each choice branches a lot. Some are dead ends, but the engine lets you go back and retrace your steps quickly, which the game seems to encourage. This makes the small number of choices make sense, since each replay goes quickly, like paging through an old CYOA book.
I enjoyed it overall, and it gave me some ideas for my own writing.
Yep, I just posted a thanks message back to him on his profile. I'm guessing that's where it goes because I'm still trying to figure out the layout of the place sometimes.
EDIT: Just added 4 more reviews.
Now THIS is pod racing!
Ogre and myself have already made it into the Top 100 Reviewers section.
The Crusade continues!
Ironically, my tablet died halfway through this. . .
Ogre and myself are already both currently moved up to page 3 of the reviewer list. Pretty sure we'll both be in the top 50 reviewers at some point soon. (I think Ogre might already be there by the time I finish posting this)
It's sort of like that old 80s arcade game Gauntlet where we're just bashing through monsters to get to the next level.
Page 2 of the reviewer list and in the top 50 reviewers now.
(And finally ahead of Ogre!)
I've been doing some stuff on there since I have an account now.
Where's the forums at on there?
The forum is a different site, no need to even go there. It's boring and when it's not being boring (99% of the time) it's full of faggotry.
The IFDB site is the important one to rate and such.
Alright, I'll stick to that side of the interface, then.
Making fun of slimes?
How are my points calculated?
Points are awarded as follows:
+100 points for each review you write.
+5 points for each "Helpful" vote for one of your reviews, and -5 for each "Unhelpful" vote, but the total score for an individual review can never go above 200 or below zero.
+25 points for each Recommended List you've created that includes at least five games.
+10 points for each game rating you enter without a review.
+1 point for each Helpful or Unhelpful vote you enter for someone else's review.
I'm going to review them later, but for now I just rated.
Alright I actually reviewed the four terrible twine stories. Now I demand that people go rate up my reviews as being helpful.
Posted a review of AI Dungeon. Didn't hold back on being a narcissistic asshole. (Don't worry I still included you guys too, so remember to vote how helpful it is!)
5 new reviews up.
80 Days, Out There, Reigns, Fallen London and Sunless Sea
I'll probably be doing the 4 Sorcery! books next on the list.
Yeah you should get some enjoyment out of Out There. I remember first hearing about it since folks were comparing it to FTL, but honestly, it's pretty different and I played Out There, a lot more than FTL which I liked the concept of, but got too frustrated with.
I personally do not need any IF community but CYS. Absolute freedom here :)
I like how the sensitive poppet going on about censorship in defense of women attacked the only other female in the thread. Lol
Well that made me lol. This is the kind of law that they're always advocating for in incel forums because women are all sluts and whores who want to be brutally fucked by every man they pass on the street (despite the fact that no woman has or will ever fuck them.)
Must be really bad for the work place environment though. The women can never get to work on time or get any work done because they're too busy being fucked, and presumably the men are also late and never get any work done because they're too busy doing all the fucking... And the cleanup! That poor, poor cleaning crew, having to clean up a never ending stream of jizz. And presumably, if the cleaner's a lady, she'll constantly have to pause her work while she's getting fucked, and then clean up all the mess from the aforementioned fucking. Not a very practical law if I do say so myself.
As for the woman who feels sick and violated... It says EXACTLY what the game is in the description. I must say I am always baffled by people who read the description for games like this and think to themselves, "OMG, this is fucking sick! The game sounds traumatising and vomit enducing and just the act of reading it will probably give me PTSD... ... ... I'm going to read it!"
I like to think she also spends her free time on the pornhub comment section, complaining that "Teen Whore gets Brutal Gangbang from BBDs" is highly objectifying to women, as well as a negative representation of the African American community. ^_^
And incels. ^_^
Here's some fun incel posts I've found regarding the "Sexual Service Act"
The second post is definitely someone trolling (Probably Ford) because quite frankly incels don't actually have the balls to actually rape anyone, they just bitch in their basements. At worst they do what Elliot Roger did and STILL fail in losing their viginity.
The other two could very well be for real though.
I just posted my review of the story. Everyone go rate it as helpful before its incel fans rate it down!
Very helpful. Love SICK was a better fetish smut game and it didn't even have any sex. ^_^
"I feel sick and violated and I'm shaking"
I feel like the only appropriate reaction would be :joy:
I don't understand how these people can go outside without collapsing into a fetal ball because they saw some graffiti or something.
Posted 4 new reviews for the Sorcery! series.
There are pretty enjoyable apps made according to the books on the app store. First one is basically the same, second one is expanded a little bit, but the third and fourth get some incredibly fun game elements. I definitely recommend anybody that enjoyed the books to check the games out.
11 new reviews on the Fighting Fantasy series. Naturally I just copy/pasted everything I wrote here. Well not exactly, I had to clean it up for the easily triggered IFaggots over there, but it's done. Currently in the Top 25 Reviewers, got at least a couple more people to step over before I get on the 1st page of the list.
Easy link to rate all my FF reviews as helpful
Posted two new reviews since it looks like the "old guard" is getting more active again over there.
Need to make sure to not fall behind after making it so far ahead.
Hey all of you that have accounts. I made a VERY SPECIAL REVIEW on a story, so go rate it as helpful (And rate any others that you missed of mine as helpful too)
Gotta love how I'm getting mass down voted for this one despite the fact it's one of the more thorough reviews I've done AND I was actually asked to review this one because nobody else had the balls on IFDB to actually do it.
And that's not an attack on Math, since I know this one really wouldn't be his thing to read, but there must have been some other genuine Stiffy lovers on there given that some of them rated the story itself highly and none of them bothered to review it.
People really like their gay furry alien sex porn I guess.
Four new reviews posted on IFDB
Citadel of Chaos, City of Thieves, Deathtrap Dungeon and Trial of Champions.
Easy to find through this link (And others you might have missed)
It's only worth wondering about when I put up new reviews on there anyway.
Posted 6 new reviews on IFDB on the Gamebook Adventure series. I'll do the other six in the series eventually, but for now go rate these as helpful.
Also, finally on the front page of the reviewer list, the top 10 is within sight.
Obviously the people have spoken.
Yeah, we won regardless of what happens at this point.
Slime girl degeneracy that they all seem to love over there. Lol.
"Brevity is the order of the day".
I would consider a paragraph as brevity, but two sentences is a ridiculous guideline. Even if you use some meaty cumulative sentences that's probably not enough.
Six more new reviews are up for books 7-12 of the GA series. Go rate my reviews as helpful.
Go ahead and rate 1-6 helpful too if you haven't do so already.
Just 4 steps away from the top 10.
Went through and upvoted them all
For those who are lazy, rating reviews isn't that hard, since you can just filter to see all reviews of a user on one page Like This.
Then just hit ctrl+F and search 'was this review' and you'll be able to see the reviews (and which you've rated helped already, it'll say 'Previously Voted as ...'). On phone's it'd be different.
Anyway, reading the reviews is a great way to experience these works you might otherwise never experience.
P.S. Here's the link for Mizal's reviews.
Just put up four new reviews on the front page. (Untold, A Dark Room, Infinite Universe and ZDay Survival Simulator)
You lot know what to do.
Took those faggots at CoG long enough. Though considering I never actually harassed anyone off site (or on site), the reasoning is about as sound as the reasoning for why I got banned at the IF forums. Meaning not at all.
What's more amusing is the semi-EXTERMINATUS approach Dan Fagubitch took with the IFDB account, since just about everything of mine is stripped off there. Reviews, ratings AND stories.
Well not quite stories.
At first I thought I got the EXTERMINATUS treatment, but it turns out everything is just heavily restricted on my stories. (No ratings) Couldn't completely get rid of me I guess. Lol.
Oh I figured it was going to happen soon, since I'd been keeping up on the IFDB changes with Dan droning on about his usual faggy "rules of conduct". I just wanted to see how far in the reviewer points I'd get before the nuke dropped. (Hence why I was taking screen shots)
Got to Top 9th reviewer, which isn't bad considering it only took me 101 days. I think the last time I actually looked at it, I was at 14740 or so. I had 4 more reviews I was getting ready to upload in a few days, which probably would have put me at 8th place, maybe 7th after I got all the helpful review votes.
So what does all this mean?
Nothing to me honestly.
I saved all the reviews (so did Mizal, who they also banned for who knows what reason), so I didn't lose anything as far as that was concerned. I was planning on listing the GA book reviews in the Reading Room at some point anyway without being censored.
As far as my stories being listed on there, I went over a decade of my stories not being listed on the IFDB at all. So them being heavily restricted after only a few months doesn't mean much. Certainly not doing it for publicity. Lol. Hell, I didn't even upload them, Zape did.
All this really does is confirm how hilariously bitch made the entire IF community is. Considering NOBODY came over to speak to me about anything and just made up whatever trumped up "charges" they have already decided, I continue to chalk them all up as a bunch of cowardly faggots with Dan being the queen of them all.
He's just still fucking upset that when he still had the balls to approach me several years ago demanding that I take down the Mean Girls Locker Room thread, I didn't do it. No, CYS isn't going to be another CoG colony, you mealy mouthed imperialistic faggot. CYS isn't getting horsefucked like what happened to the IF forums (And now IFDB) where you come in and start dictating rules to us. Go back to sucking Jason's cock, this place stands free.
In any case being considered enough of a boogyman to get banned at two sites in one day, I'll also chalk up as a win. Again, figured it was happening, you don't get to be a mustache twirling villain worrying about stuff like this.
Dan, that is that guy's name? Well him and that Jason guy or whatever, they both exude so much small dick, feminine bitch energy. The worst thing a man can be is some sneaky little bitch. It's fucking embarrassing. At least here we're straightforward and direct when it comes to metaphorically old yellering people.
But even when that happens, people are given so much leeway to improve, or show some value. There are no faggy cringe restrictions, or censoring, or 200 year bans here. That's why their forums and community are fucking dry and boring. It's like fictional dystopian police states that one could perhaps find in a CYOA.
This is why CYS remains number one for me. But I find it annoying when people like you and mizal are treated so poorly by bitches like those. It's like they're lacking in self awareness of the fact that the two of you are doing them a favor, and not the other way around, by even offering their gay sites the invaluable knowledge that you both have in this whole Interactive Story thing.
The women act like the men in these places, while the men act like women with clit dicks. Absolutely no balls, but a whole lot of fucking cringe. I never knew how you and mizal handled trying to be cordial with these lame cunts, tbh.
Their loss, and our continued gain at the end of the day. :) If this means you and mizal will have your time freed up ever so slightly to give more of it to everyone here, of course.
Really unsure what the whole "Off Site Harassment" thingy refers to, since you've been lolling at CoG for years now and they never saw fit to ban you. (And apparently thought it would be fun to send some spies in a Briar mask to stalk you in the CYS discord, only to get banned without any useful info because... You know... Like I'd ever fucking be on the discord for more than 3 seconds at a time.)
I guess in the end they figured, "Why bother actually waiting for a genuine reason to ban End when we could just ban End anyway and give a vague reason with no evidence to back it up?"
For me the weirdest part is that for some reason they decided to hide the ratings on your games... What the fuck is the point in that? Are they worried that people would find the ratings offensive? :p
That's mainly so I don't pop up on the top 100 IFDB. (or in the search in general)
All my stories are now kept in the "Forbidden Tome" section of IFDB (Ooooh scary!)
Well yeah, I know that's the real reason. I'd just like to hear their bullshit excuse reason. Like, I guess they can make up some random excuse for banning you because "Won't somebody please think of the children?" but what the fuck is the excuse behind hiding ratings on your games? Makes no sense.
That said, I don't think people expect any proper reasoning anymore. At this point they might as well just start putting "This user is suspended. Reason: We don't like them."
Oh I'm sure the "official" reason is I was telling people here to go upvote my stories and reviews, as well as some sort of "off site harassment" that they love to accuse me of.
Fagubitch and the rest of those IFaggots started pretty quickly rewriting a bunch of code of conduct rules, never mind the fact that it wasn't like the people who did rate my stories highly weren't going to do it anyway. If they didn't like the story, obviously they wouldn't rate it high. Duh. It's not like I can actually force people to do anything, though apparently they all think I have that magical ability.
It's also not my fault that the IF community hasn't been doing shit for YEARS. Literally the only guy over there reviewing and rating with any frequency was Mathbrush. Really wasn't until we came over that they all got suddenly very busy. "OH NOES WE CAN'T LET THIS HORRIBLE PERSON RISE UP AND DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO!"
So the fact that they'd just delete perfectly good reviews is pretty telling, though hardly surprising.
But yeah I'd agree, it would have been at least more honest to say "Banned because we don't like them."
Also, fun that it happened IMMEDIATELY after impersonating a CYS member in the discord, spying to try to get an excuse to ban End, not finding a reason to ban End, getting kicked off the discord because I clarified with Miz that I wasn't there. (People can interact outside of discord, shockingly) and then just deciding... Fuck it, we don't need a reason to ban End. Let's just ban him anyway! (And Mizal for good measure, because fuck it, why not?)
LMFAO! So they couldn't find a reason to ban him, so they made up a new rule specifically to ban him?
... And all IFDB users are equal, but some IFDB users are more equal than others. ^_^
On the next episode of CoG ruins everything: Dan and Jason put in a massive offer to Alex P to buy the rights to CYS. Ban all the mods, delete all the games and official turn CYS into a Warrior Cats fanfiction website. ^_^
I need like a special Discord password that I have to say every time I enter the discord to clarify that it's actually me... Not that I'm ever in the discord anyway. Basically, if it's not 3 in the morning and I'm having another insomnia induced crazy rant, auto ban me, :p
Upon closer inspection, you actually can still access my stories slightly easier than I thought. They're still hidden, but I actually found how to access them through here:
Link to Forbidden Tomes!
I remember Anchorhead! Damn, that shit is old school! ^_^
Really though, it's pretty surprising how few ratings even the top rated games on the site have.
Lol. Yeah, what a pussy!
(Says the girl who figured Anchorhead out all by herself and totally, definitely, 100% didn't use a walkthrough for the whole thing.) ... >.>
... And reading that back, I feel I should clarify that it was me and not Mizal who totally, definitely didn't use a walkthrough to get through Anchorhead (even the easy parts)
... Welp, after all this fuckery, I am expecting a damn good update to the History of CYStia. ^_^
Honestly I'm waiting for when they start calling me "He who must not be named" and when I start appearing in a mirror by saying my true name three times at midnight.
if we're getting purged, I decided to leave them with some good old fashioned CYStian kink shaming. That link is incredibly NSFW
I am not an IFID number! I am a free man!
The funny thing is that they haven't even changed their Code of Conduct. Like, End did literally nothing bad during his entire time on IFDB, because even though he shit down the throats of their top reviewers with his persistent reviewing, he did so in the most respectful and legitimate manner possible. They should be proud that their site got so much activity.
Lol. Can't say I'm surprised. Fagulich always been like this.
In any case, the majority of IF Community allowed him to come in and horsefuck their site by rewriting the rules and everything else (or at the very least stood by and did nothing), so I guess they're happy being the big bitches they are.
Unfortunate for the IF folks that were against all this though since I know that place was their home.
Happily, I turned him away from CYS a long time ago when he tried coming here telling me to take down threads. So we'll continue on as usual.
In any case, we only bothered to pay much attention to the IF forums in the first place because Mizal and my accounts were getting banned over there suddenly for no reason (I had a whopping 7 posts over there over the course of like 5 years). Along with someone mass uploading CYS stories on the IFDB (I don't think many of our members even knew about the place before recently).
With the IFDB, it was more of a case of "Okay, a bunch of our stories are listed there now, well I guess we can contribute" so we started doing reviews over there. I had a lot of knowledge of some of the old games and was surprised there weren't certain IFs up there, so I uploaded and did reviews of those as well. Wrote 80 legit reviews, never told anyone to go rate anyone's stories down or whatever, so we were all cordial.
However like I said before, I figured I was going to get banned on some trumped up reason Dan was going to make up since he doesn't like me (REALLY doesn't like me, lol), so the results were hardly surprising.
Please tell me the annual Spring Thing contest is still sacred? >.<
the one man crusade continues, even though I'm shadowbanned lmao
I noticed Endmaster's reviews were missing immediately of course. They'd been a constant presence on the front page and always entertaining to read and it had made checking that site part of my routine.
Not happy at all at this turn of events. The IFTF are book burners posing as enlightened and tolerant intellectuals, so the hypocrisy somehow makes it worse. There is no justification for deleting reviews.
I've got that V:tM game still waiting on me to play it, but it might end up being the last Choice of Games purchase I ever make. I don't know...I have so much free time to read now and I love the games, and I know one person boycotting for personal reasons isn't going to impact any wallets in the scheme of things, but I find everything about that company just so distasteful right now.
Finally got through this whole saga. It's kind of funny, all they're doing is driving out an entire community of people who love IF and would have been contributing and supporting authors and discovering new games maybe for years to come. What was the point?
I'd been putting off making an account until I was done with some other things, but all for the best now. Because some people I've never interacted with already decided I'm not enjoying text games correctly, so my opinions aren't valid and I can't be allowed to express them.
Even more amusing since they're all worried about getting more youth to take an interest in IFs in the future and most of them are more attracted to this place given how many classrooms we get at least a couple times a year.