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[Roughly 15 Fresh - S2] 016 - Pugnacious

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2018-03-22 23:01:06 / Author: waffleking23
Yaargg! Back again for another Roughly 15 Minutes!

This week we're having a look at:

Oak Grove 2 - evik123
Retro-O-Rama - Fr-silver-Fr
Future Heaven Cloud - ScooterMix
Dark Temple - RicKYyeA
~Trippy Dreams~ - genie400

It's a fun set of levels, and i hope you find something that tickles your fancy in there. Retro-O-Rama and Dark Temple both picked up a bunch of heat after recording, so it was nice to be able to get to them before (though i do, selfishly, wish the heat had come after the episode went up). Thanks as always for all the support and feedback, glad you're enjoying this, and i hope you have a great day!

Behind the Curtains Stuffs
i hate the LBP text-censor, even if i understand why it's necessary. Still, malumphage is a cool word that i wanted in the episode, but nope, no dice there.
i think this week's episode may be my favourite i've done in a while. i mean, i can't think of an episode i've walked away from disappointed with, but everything just kind of clicked with this one. The set list was really fun, putting things together was nice and smooth. It was really fun to have Frank and Mei back, it's been too long. Though Honoka and Manny have grown on me more than i expected, i'm going to have to think about how to juggle my secondary characters once we wrap up this little Jupiter storyline. Also, the hub really is just a modified version of the Monster Island one from last year (we hung a lampshade on that last week, i think), so it was a lot easier than my usual alternate hubs...though i kind of wish i'd made it one layer deeper, or at least had thought to extend it before recording last week's episode. Can't do it now, 'cause that'd make for a continuity error.
Anyway, what i'm getting at is, life loves useless contrast, and no good fortune goes unpaid. Episode 017 has been straight up pulling teeth. Le sigh.
This is still pretty early on, but it's never too early to get advice and thoughts. So, for the mid-season special episode, i was kind of thinking about doing a live stream? Maybe for about an hour? It'd only be worthwhile if folks would be able to join in, though, so is there a day and/or hour that's good for you? i've never done any streaming, so i'm going to have to look into exactly how it works from the PS4, but i've got two and a half months to figure it out.
2018-03-22 23:01:06
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2018-03-23 06:29:22 / Author: mdkd
Oh a Live Stream would be fun!

I will watch the recent episode soon!
2018-03-23 06:29:22
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2018-03-26 22:53:57 / Author: waffleking23

Yeah, it seems like it would be. i just need to work out logistics and the how-to. i think i may take a day off work for it (if i do go through with the idea), so i can make sure i hit an hour that most people would be able to watch.

Woop woop, Tuesday Takeaway yo.

Oak Grove 2 - evik123
Walked away from this one feeling a little less of it than when i'd done the plays for recording. i still don't think it's a bad level, but i can't say it's really got a lot of reason to replay, and there's not a lot to it that leaves an impression on you. It's kind of representative of the vast mass of levels that are competent, but not particularly great.

Retro-O-Rama - Fr-silver-Fr
Hadn't realized it when i was doing the show, but apparently this one's Fr-silver-Fr's first platformer, which makes it even more impressive. Managing to hit all the right notes as far as gameplay and pace, while being able to give it the right level of quirky charm is not an easy row to hoe. There are still, probably, a few more bounce pads than really necessary, but that's hardly the worst sin in level design.

Future Heaven Cloud - Scootermix
Eh...i didn't push through to the scoreboard this time around. Kept on getting hung up on hidden hazards, and that was really killing my enjoyment and motivation. Don't know why some creators insist on doing that, i guess it's over-familiarity with their own level's layout. i'd rather not think it's because they're jerks. So i'm not going to. Think they're jerks, that is. Ran into some new issues where i was jumping into the wrong layer, and then locked out of where i needed to be to progress, so there's that too. Really, the level could use a fair amount of polish.

Dark Temple - RicKYyeA
This is is still so good. i think it might be my favourite of the jungle temple-archetype levels i've played yet. Not too much to add, really. Oh, it was cool that RicKYeA didn't lean on that one song we always hear in these levels. i think they may use it for one sequence, but there's a mix of appropriate music throughout.

Trippy Dreams - genie400
This one's another little bit meh level. They use the dreams conceit to throw together a bunch of random materials/elements into the environment i said in the level, that's never been how i dream. Maybe it is for other folks, i don't know. If you swapped out everything for cardboard, and just went on gameplay alone, there really wouldn't be any hook here at all. That's fine, i suppose; but the environment just isn't compelling enough to support the level on its own. Still, like Oak Grove 2, it's not a bad level; and i don't regret playing it.

So that's the that this go around. Hope you gave a few of these a try and found something you liked. Thanks as always for the support, and have a great day!

Behind the Curtains Stuffs
So, yesterday someone left a bunch of comments on my profile that were just "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" except much longer. i didn't recognize the creator name off hand, so i went over to their profile. Found i had commented there back in the beginning of February, and i could not remember the context at all, or the comment, since they'd erased it. i thought, "mate, why'd you want to go and do that? Now i've got no idea what's going on here." i know i'm not in the habit of leaving rude or high snark comments on people, though i suppose it can depend on the reading, since they can't know my intent. Then i went back to my profile and deleted their comments (except for one that was "idk"), because 5 blocks of "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" are just plain ugly. Does that make me a hypocrite?
Got episode 017 wrapped on Saturday, which is good. My niece and nephew were over, so i walked neph through the PiP process, which he was only mildly interested in, because he's getting into that "too-cool-for-school" age. Also, there was a Splatfest going on, so there was no tearing him away from that.
Haven't had the chance to do an LBsP in a bit, which kind of sucks. It seems i'm busy with enough little, time-consuming things that i can't bundle up a block of 3hours to just put one together. Also sleep patterns are jank-city still. i worked yawning into the Intro of 017, because i literally could not stop. Like, it was supposed to be just one, and i was worried it'd sound fakey. But after tossing a bunch of takes for yawns in the wrong places, i figured, "The hell with it, just own it and move on." At least that wasn't an issue with the actual level recordings, but they'd been done about four days previous.
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