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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Nanirourou » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:08 am

I like how Yooka curls up into a perfect little ball to roll around the level. I didn't think chameleons can actually roll up like that, but I saw these pictures of a baby chameleon that had its shell peeled off since it couldn't break out on its own. Look at that shape! Obviously adult chameleons couldn't do this, but thought it was funny.

http://geekologie.com/2015/06/baby-cham ... been-b.php
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Postby Shawnsim » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:58 am

That is so cute omg.

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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Taylor » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:48 am

Sorting out all my university stuff; starting in September. Sorry for not joining in with all the discussions lately! I'm still lurking throughout the day and keeping on top of the spam reports.
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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Nanirourou » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:43 pm

Kinda sad to see the forums as slow as they are, after how active and lively and fun they were during the Kickstarter. It was too be expected though. Maybe it'll pick up closer to release. And maybe several years from now, though, after Playtonic's released a few titles, we'll have established a larger community with tons to talk about. That's my hope anyway!
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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Fynrir » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:52 pm

The decline of the activity of the forums are to be expected since the forums deals with the topic it was mainly created for. Playtonic Games, and their games (In this case Yooka Laylee).

When the game is released, the activity will spike upwards. So will also happen for shorter periods of times when news are released (and I mean real news, not tweets).

Also, due to the "secrecy" nature of the team members. (Much like how Rare behaves), it provides even less discussion material.

You must remember that the forums are not like a IRC channel or a chat, and that Playtonic is a very small company at the moment (and will likely remain so, unless it grows 10 times the size).

I used to be in a community that hosted serves for several "games", this community used to be very active. Why it declined is not connected to this forums situation. But it had a high activity because there was material, games and news to be discussed.

Besides, the internet is currently over saturated with forums that deals with gaming, and specific games. Most of them are already strongly established and people who have their "home" there are not very likely to just up and move position to a new forum just like that.

It certainly does not help that these Forums are severely underdeveloped. It badly needs a face lift and some restructuring.

So, what I think will raise the activity is this, in no particular order:

*News, and not just once a month or even longer, Perhaps a Bi-weekly news letter (every 2 weeks).
*Material.
*Productive Members who produce content.
*The actual release of the game (the Toybox release will raise the activity a bit, but far from the levels of the actual game release).
A serious face lift of the forums, including new relevant categories. Gathering all off-topic under a single sub forum with no categories is incredibly lazy and counter-productive.

Also. It was very nice to see the Playtonic tweet mention the forums. But we need a bit more.
A passing mention now and then should suffice, any more and it just becomes a annoying pattern that will be treated like any advert, ignoring it.

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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Rueckkoppler » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:16 pm

Sometimes I dream of traveling ten years into the future and checking out all the games Playtonic has produced till then...

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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Savage Rodent » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:36 pm

Yooka-Laylee should be its own game with its own feeling. It shouldn't try to be like Banjo-Kazooie, it shouldn't try to be like Donkey Kong, it should be like Yooka-Laylee.


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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Xellos » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:44 pm

"Nostalgia" you say? I disagree with this statement.
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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Savage Rodent » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:42 am

Yooka-Laylee should be its own game with its own feeling. It shouldn't try to be like Banjo-Kazooie, it shouldn't try to be like Donkey Kong, it should be like Yooka-Laylee.


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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Xellos » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:17 pm

I've played almost all the old Rareware classics from Banjo-Kazooie to Conker's Bad Fur Day for the past two years to see how well it holds up today, and let me tell you - they're still great games and miles better than anything Rare has produced from 2002-2015 regardless of how much time has passed since there were initially released. That's why the Rareware fanbase survived for so long, because of all the great games that were made from 1994-2001, even when they became Rare Ltd and the quality of their games began to decline (although, in the end, the fanbase collapsed when the "charming" Kinect Sports series came into existence). And under Microsoft "management", the golden age fizzled out like a candle lit. Now that Playtonic Games exist and is the resurrected Rareware company, I have faith that they can bring us a new golden age within a decade.

You don't believe that Playtonic Games will deliver us a new golden age. That's, of course, fine too. Anyway, we'll see within a decade's time if there is truly something we can call a "golden age" or not by then, but don't be surprised if it is.

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Postby Savage Rodent » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:01 pm

Do you believe that these games will be great to the newer generation or to people who have never played these games? I'll admit that their games have held up throughout the years (except maybe Golden Eye and Perfect Dark. I personally didn't play them back in the day, but any fps on the N64 would be an absolute nightmare to play), but you have to remember that we grew up playing these games. There was nothing better back in those days, and the majority of gamers thought the same. I cannot say the same for today unfortunately.

Yeah their past games are tons better than anything they made within the past decade and a half, but can you be absolutely sure that their future projects in Playtonic will be better? I believe they will deliver great games, but it will be very hard to top what they had back in the golden age.
Yooka-Laylee should be its own game with its own feeling. It shouldn't try to be like Banjo-Kazooie, it shouldn't try to be like Donkey Kong, it should be like Yooka-Laylee.


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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Savage Rodent » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:06 pm

Yooka-Laylee should be its own game with its own feeling. It shouldn't try to be like Banjo-Kazooie, it shouldn't try to be like Donkey Kong, it should be like Yooka-Laylee.


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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

Postby Savage Rodent » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:30 am

I guess everyone will have a different term of use for "golden age," but I believe there to only be one golden age. And saying that there will be a new one is like saying the period of time is better than the previous golden age. I guess this is where the conflict/confusion comes from me, and why I mentioned nostalgia. Though I still believe nostalgia can blur judgement, and it has already shown here on the forums.
Yooka-Laylee should be its own game with its own feeling. It shouldn't try to be like Banjo-Kazooie, it shouldn't try to be like Donkey Kong, it should be like Yooka-Laylee.


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Re: General Chat (& Random Thoughts)

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