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#1 Landfish   Members   -  Reputation: 288

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 07:11 AM

I have a favor that I would like to ask of our design forum regulars. I know I''m the first to denounce those guys who post Help Wanteds in the Design Forum, but if I put this anywhere else, it won''t get seen by the people I need. As many of you know, the website of my group, Landfish.com, has been in development for as long as I''ve been coming to GDNet. We''ve designed it four times, and scrapped four designs, losing months of work in the process. We want to get it JUST right. In the end, we want the website to be more than just another gamedeveloper''s website. We want people to be able to go there to rant about stuff, to share ideas, to get involved. Or to denounce me on my home turf, fine whatever... But our latest (and greatest) design includes copy, or testaments from various people about how cool we are. But we don''t have any copy. So I want to get some from you guys at GDNet, under whatever professional names you go by. Now, I''m not asking anyone to be dishonest and say that we''ve made great games or anything; we haven''t. But the premise for the website is ideas. My team is freakin full of ideas... very different ideas. You''ve seen alot of that through me on this very site. Can you guys just reply here with what you think of the posts I''ve made and the ideas I''ve shared/taken from all all of you (and give me permission to quote you on a website with your real name and company title?) Try to make it sound like a review for a movie or something. This might be viewed by venture capital, so keep it serious (kinda...) Thank you in advance to anyone who does. Thankyou thankyou thankyou. I really need this to make the site work. ====== "The unexamined life is not worth living." -Socrates "Question everything. Especially Landfish." -Matt

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#2 Paul Cunningham   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 07:24 AM

- Ok - Sorry!

I love Game Design and it loves me back.

Our Goal is "Fun"!

Edited by - Paul Cunningham on August 12, 2000 4:01:25 PM

#3 Freakshow   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 07:46 AM

Not fair, paul, you can do better than that! I thought you were the smart guy around here!

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Are you aware that the people who bring you television actually refer to it openly as "programming?"

#4 Paul Cunningham   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 12:52 PM

God, i''ve been feeling guilt all morning for this but i know that i''m not really doing anything that bad. Now i''m annoyed with my self. Damn it! My apologies for my now edited comment. Ok, make me feel bad. and thanks for the pointer Freakshow, i owe you one.

I love Game Design and it loves me back.

Our Goal is "Fun"!

#5 Freakshow   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 01:09 PM



#6 Landfish   Members   -  Reputation: 288

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 01:13 PM

oh, c''mon people! I need this for the website! GDNet people stick together, right? (''cept for Howland...)

Here, I know it''s hard to think of, so I''ll help you out. When I say: "Landfish is..." what''s the first word that pops into your mind? Crazy? Gay? Anarchist? Revolutionary? Stupid?

Even if it''s any of the above, write it anyway, so that I can legitimately claim you said it...

Thanks.

#7 ZenGeneral   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 01:43 PM

What was that about?



#8 Paul Cunningham   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 02:05 PM

Thank god, ok i''m just no good at this stuff but here goes..

From my experience at gamedev.net talking with many Game Designers i''ve found that the energy that derives from Landfish to be inspirational. The desire to solve, argue and promote possiblities seem very much a natural element of the Landfish support that''s been driven in here at Gamedev.net Game Design Corner.

How''s that for a starter/pointer? You can add my name and all the relevent details if you wish to use it sofar?! Must think again, oh no.

I love Game Design and it loves me back.

Our Goal is "Fun"!

#9 The President   Members   -  Reputation: 210

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 02:50 PM

I chose the eye-ball cause it looks cool.


quote:

LandFish
oh, c''mon people! I need this for the website! GDNet people stick together, right? (''cept for Howland...)

Here, I know it''s hard to think of, so I''ll help you out. When I say: "Landfish is..." what''s the first word that pops into your mind? Crazy? Gay? Anarchist? Revolutionary? Stupid?



When I think of the word ''LandFish'', I think of giant fish that walk/talk on land. I think its because I''m really unimaginative.

President.. Go! Go! Go!
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Man Beware, The Landfish will Eat you!!

*Stabs fish with a pointy stick* *thuk* *thuk* *thuk*



#10 Landfish   Members   -  Reputation: 288

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 03:02 PM

Thank you, paul. I really appreciate your overcoming a moral dillema to help me out .

So, anyway, if you guys can find it in your hearts to write maybe one word (i hope at least one of you says Insane. But different will suffice) I can throw you on my website and pretend you are all professionals! Won''t that be cool?!

I''m leaving a week to study under hte zen blues masters... I shall return. Goodbye, my friends...

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"The unexamined life is not worth living."
-Socrates

"Question everything. Especially Landfish."
-Matt

#11 Anonymous Poster.   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 03:39 PM

well, I''m _a little_ new here (a couple weeks), so I''m not really one to reply, but I took a look at the last couple months of topics, and I can say three things about landfish :

1>He posts a damn lot,
2>he has a lot of groupies for a designer who''s still working on his web page }:>. . . (no offense intended to said groupies, see #3)
3>mainly because he''s Warren Spector''s lovechild.

feel free to paraphrase as necessary, and I''m known professionally as Hank the Tender Plumber.







#12 dwarfsoft   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1217

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 03:40 PM

OK... My $(2*rant/100) if you really give a smeg

Landfish is more than a person, landfish is a man with ideas. He is more than just a crazed anarchist that people take him for. The ideas that this guy has is just freaking amazing! And I do not exaggerate.

Just my small addition, hope you don''t take it seriously though (dons the flame-proof jacket)..

Oh yeah, and GDNeters DO stick together

-Chris Bennett ("Insanity" of Dwarfsoft)

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made due to popular demand here at GDNet :)

#13 dwarfsoft   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1217

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 03:43 PM

quote:
Original post by Landfish

Thank you, paul. I really appreciate your overcoming a moral dillema to help me out .

So, anyway, if you guys can find it in your hearts to write maybe one word (i hope at least one of you says Insane. But different will suffice) I can throw you on my website and pretend you are all professionals! Won''t that be cool?!

I''m leaving a week to study under hte zen blues masters... I shall return. Goodbye, my friends...

======
"The unexamined life is not worth living."
-Socrates

"Question everything. Especially Landfish."
-Matt


Umm... can I please be nominated to say "Insane"? Because I know I am, and it DOES take one to know one

-Chris Bennett ("Insanity" of Dwarfsoft)

Check our site:
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#14 Landfish   Members   -  Reputation: 288

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 04:12 PM

OK, I lied, one more email before I leave for a week. I''m an addict, I can''t help myself.

The stuff you guys have got is really great so far... just as a preview, the copy will be seen one at a time, like a review or something. If anyone ever calls you up and asks about us, just say what you said about me. This is what it''ll be like.

"It''s like Warren Spector''s lovechild..."

-Anonymous Poster.''s real name
Anonymous poster.''s group (if any)


"Insane."

-Chris (place Last name here)
Dwarfsoft

"Insprirational... the desire to solve, and promote possibilities..."

-Paul Cunningham of whatever group



Do you guys see how this works? I have access to some venture capital contacts, and to get at the money I''ll need to make it LOOK like there''s a lot there when there is really very little. This is how the whole freakin industry is. Plus, be nice to me now and I might be able to help you guys out if I get the money, right?

So can I have your permission to quote you all in that way? Any more contributions will be enourmously appreciated...

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"The unexamined life is not worth living."
-Socrates

"Question everything. Especially Landfish."
-Matt

#15 dwarfsoft   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1217

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 04:20 PM

quote:
Original post by Landfish

OK, I lied, one more email before I leave for a week. I''m an addict, I can''t help myself.



tell me about it

quote:

<snip>
"Insane."

-Chris (place Last name here)
Dwarfsoft



Ummm... my last name is in my sig. Chris ''Bennett'' I think you will find . You could include my other one, but I will change that to say the following:

"Landfish is more than a person, landfish is a man with ideas. He is more than just a crazed anarchist that people take him for. The ideas that this guy has is just freaking amazing! And I do not exaggerate. But the man is insane. A complete lunatic ! That''s the kind of attitude that makes things happen!"
     -Chris Bennett
      Dwarfsoft

Like it? Remove the insanity parts if you want a more ''professional'' look (lets not get into the professional debate here either )

-Chris Bennett ("Insanity" of Dwarfsoft)

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#16 Mr Cup   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 07:28 PM

"I think he has shares in a company that sells question marks because he sure uses a lot of them."

"The gaming communities degauss button"

Initiator of the "Worlds longest thread"

He was a quiet man, kept to him self. Didn''t really have that many friends. I never thought he would do something like this. Such a terrible waste of a young life.

Landfish 30AD
"All I''m saying Jesus is don''t just take all the best bits from others religions, think do I really need a guilt based belief system? Ay? Am I right? Ay Ay?"


As Mr Cup always says,
''I pretend to work. They pretend to pay me.''


#17 dwarfsoft   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1217

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 07:30 PM

LOL! So true, so true

-Chris Bennett ("Insanity" of Dwarfsoft)

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#18 Voodoo4   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 08:50 PM

Well for me the Landfish is the Goblin Messiah,the savior of their race.
Landfish initiated a new way of thinking in this forum and many other people followed his example.

A lot has changed in our minds since then about NPC''s,stat indicators,magic,storyline,economics,etc.

But it all has its start at "End Goblin Genocide" post.

Well...

Voodoo4

#19 dwarfsoft   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1217

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 08:58 PM

That was a start for a new beginning. Landfish is an inspiration to us all

-Chris Bennett ("Insanity" of Dwarfsoft)

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#20 Tanick42   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 12 August 2000 - 09:54 PM

Hey Guys,

Just as a preface, I''m Landfish''s head writer, and head Landfish himself has asked me to monitor this while he''s away for the week. You probably don''t recognize me...but I''m here, lurking in the shadows, always

Anyway, this is great stuff so far, seriously, but I just want to clarify this. I know most of you have only been exposed to our project co-ordinator, who goes by the name "Landfish" ''round these parts. But, Landfish is the group name, not his personal nickname So, while all of you are hearing these (oftentimes crazy) rants coming from the mouth of one individual, more often than not he speaks for the group as a whole. So, what we''re looking for here are quotes that refer to the team, not an individual. Which I know is hard, because you''ve only been exposed to Landfish in the singular So, if you feel that it''s easier to leave comments about him in particular, that''s fine...I''m just concerned about editing the quotes afterwards, because the website isn''t about one person, it''s to represent the team. Also, we want to make sure that we have everyone''s complete permission to post these quotes in the approximate format stated above. And, like I said, nothing will be changed except to make the quotes plural instead of singular, if need be.

Well, I''ll leave you to commenting again, and I''ll be sure to drop in and check on things, and keep you all in line every once in a while

Thanks guys...this really is so incredibly cool of all of you!
-Matt

--Don''t take me too seriously...apparently everyone thinks my mom is hot. *sigh*




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