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Chapo, if I were your supervisor, I would fire your ass faster than you can say "rehab." Managing to keep the company afloat with you around is impressive, so respect for your boss. I bet he/she is a decent one. However, this sort of supervisor-is-my-daddy-figure-who-protects-all type of mentality doesn't really work in reality. If you swear at me, disrespect me, or act like a child, then expect to be treated appropriately.

My memory isn't very good, Turncoat.  You'll have to believe me when I say I don't remember anyone called MajorMajor or SMajor or the discussion you mention. Frankly, I'm a little confused by all the weird references to conversations/people that I kept getting even when I visited here more frequently.

@Chai/Xena: Who are you? I'm not Swedish.

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Turncoat said:
Been playing Absolver more lately, it's been fun to make up my own fighting styles. Otherwise it's been Tekken 7 practice.

What is Absolver? Have you ever tried a game called "Toribash"? It's genius in its simplicity.

Anyway, it's nice to see you around.

last edit on 3/30/2021 5:51:52 PM
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Turncoat said:
Been playing Absolver more lately, it's been fun to make up my own fighting styles. Otherwise it's been Tekken 7 practice.

What's Absolver? Have you ever tried a game called "Toribash"? It's genius in its simplicity.

Some Indie developer crew of like seven people made it. It's currently abandoned by them while they're working on a game they were hired to implement a similar battle system into, and in the meantime the game's still being hosted for people to play (with some notable balance issues the fans are holding out on patches for). 

Things of note about it: 

You can make your own fighting style using a positioning system, one that's made for a system that's easy to learn but hard to master: 

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The four positions correspond to your footing, and when in that position you can go into the combo for that row or utilize it's alternative attacks for mix ups to throw your foes off. If you end a combo part-way through, your footing will reflect the technique you last used for which combo you'd then be open to enter, and with alternate attacks and the end footing of the combo itself you can chain them together into even more combinations. 

This game goes into pinpoint iFrame properties, a simple system that adds a lot of complication to the actual gameplay: 

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'Start up' is how long it takes (in this case for Back Twist Turn 10 frames, so 1/6th a second), and 'Advantage' is related to how many frames you stun them for if they take the hit (or if they block it for a reduced amount). As such, if you prep a bunch of slow moves as combo starters there'll be people just jabbing you rapidly in the face, but with the right faster moves you can use advantage to offset their ability to block or otherwise respond to your combos. 

This game is secretly about math as opposed to just learning pre-set combinations and applying them to your muscle memory like what we see with Tekken, Street Fighter, etc. While frame data is becoming increasingly common with fighting games, I hadn't seen one where you made the combinations before (at least not in a way that's polished). My only complaint is over the lack of realism for some of these moves, as while many appear to have been motion captured to allow for body kinesthesis to play a part in the gameplay, they don't always chain together as well as they would in real life. 

There's no chat on the player HUD, and even just watching it can get pretty serious: 



As can be seen with enough of these videos, the sound effects and graphics are satisfying, the timing and pacing's on point, the only real thing to worry about's lag. 

The player base if you're not on their forums or discords are entirely governed without talking, having you get to know people through their clothes (with a fan base who handle it pridefully in a game where your costume pieces are 9/10 looted from enemies and randomized), username, fighting skill, etc. It also features a Dojo system that at first seems like a clan tag system, but you can be a fair weather kind of student and just stick around long enough to pick up the techniques you need. You don't even need someone to approve you, you just need the five digit code associated with every dojo, which you can get either by examining players, through forums and youtube, even guessing at random and hoping for the best. 

Speaking of which...

Every technique is acquired through what's essentially an an 'Enemy Skill' system, similar to Blue Magic from Final Fantasy: 

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You get some starter techniques based on what fighting stance you choose to start with, and you can learn new moves by using techniques from a 'rigid dojo' set made by the dojo's masters understanding as opposed to your own, but beyond that you can only pick up techniques by either blocking an enemy using it (including other players) or otherwise using a stance ability to dodge/absorb the hit. 

Such a system makes the ability system feel more like treasure hunting, it hits me in the collector. 

It's seriously a really fun game, only complaints are over the world map being super small and the storyline being both short and garbage, but the multiplayer's really solid with other players phasing into the same instance of the map as you on the fly, rather than through invitations, and the 1v1 duels can get pretty heated and newer players are being baited to it through Youtube personalities showing it off. 

The environment's chill and the gameplay's pinpoint, which without people being able to grief with words is a fun combo. If you feel like playing sometime I'm about three days deep into the game now. 

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Seems interesting. I skimmed through the Steam page for the game. I'd love to play, but it seems that it's only available for Windows + Mac. I'm unfortunately restricted to games on Linux (which there aren't too many; even Toribash recently stopped supporting it). I could technically install windows on my laptop, but probably not right now.

I can play online chess. Or Krunker.

last edit on 3/30/2021 8:06:57 PM
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Chapo, if I were your supervisor, I would fire your ass faster than you can say "rehab." Managing to keep the company afloat with you around is impressive, so respect for your boss. I bet he/she is a decent one. However, this sort of supervisor-is-my-daddy-figure-who-protects-all type of mentality doesn't really work in reality. If you swear at me, disrespect me, or act like a child, then expect to be treated appropriately.

My memory isn't very good, Turncoat.  You'll have to believe me when I say I don't remember anyone called MajorMajor or SMajor or the discussion you mention. Frankly, I'm a little confused by all the weird references to conversations/people that I kept getting even when I visited here more frequently.

@Chai/Xena: Who are you? I'm not Swedish.

You sound like a horrible supervisor, I doubt you would succeed if you took over for my boss. Also I feel bad, but I actually might quit in 6 months and I am literally taking care of so much work that I expect it to be a fucking catastrophe if I give a 1 month notice.

last edit on 3/30/2021 8:49:09 PM
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I could technically install windows on my laptop, but probably not right now.

Yeah just emulate it, then the restrictions aren't a thing. 

 
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Chapo said: 

You sound like a horrible supervisor. I doubt you would succeed if you took over for my boss. Also I feel bad, but I actually might quit in 6 months and I am literally taking care of so much work that I expect it to be a fucking catastrophe if I give a 1 month notice.

Probably I wouldn't, Chapo. I have no idea how your boss manages drug addicts, I would just fire you and get someone better. I don't have your boss' patience, either. I would not work for a company that got themselves into a situation where one employee leaving will cause a catastrophe. Maybe they should've fired some people early on, and maybe then you wouldn't be in that situation. Food for thought.

Just out of curiosity, though, why do I sound like a horrible supervisor? Cause I cancelled a student's presentations over her swearing at me?

 

Yeah just emulate it, then the restrictions aren't a thing.

Yeah, I guess. I could download a cracked version or so. I'll think about it, but probably I'll have something else to do already by the time weekend comes.

last edit on 3/30/2021 9:49:14 PM
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Chapo said: 

You sound like a horrible supervisor. I doubt you would succeed if you took over for my boss. Also I feel bad, but I actually might quit in 6 months and I am literally taking care of so much work that I expect it to be a fucking catastrophe if I give a 1 month notice.

Probably I wouldn't, Chapo. I have no idea how your boss manages drug addicts, I would just fire you and get someone better. I don't have your boss' patience, either. I would not work for a company that got themselves into a situation where one employee leaving will cause a catastrophe. Maybe they should've fired some people early on, and maybe then you wouldn't be in that situation. Food for thought.

Just out of curiosity, though, why do I sound like a horrible supervisor? Cause I cancelled a student's presentations over her swearing at me?

There is nobody better at what I do faggot. I agree with you that 1 employee leaving shouldn’t matter as much as I think it will, but it’s more like the amount of hours they allow us to schedule is like really low. If 1 person who works 80 hours the week before leaves you can’t just replace them with any 3 of your applicants.

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I think your standards for employees are really skewed legga legga legga. You lack the perspective of a manager in chapo's line of work. You gonna fire someone that actually shows up to do the job for them using substances? Lmfao, you're really not having a good picture of the employee pool. The harsh reality is that your model employee doesn't exist, and you'd consider yourself thankful if the person you hire doesn't attempt to steal equipment or something dumb like that.

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I exaggerated but this line of work is hilariously different from whatever you’re failing at.

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