Ambrosia's Game Quality



  • Is it just me, or should Cythera have had a few dozen more betas before it was released? It has the beginnings of a good game, but they didn't take it far enough... Far too many bugs. Horrible graphics. Terrible grammar and spelling. That seldane couldn't even get his dead wife's name right. :p I've loved their games for a long time, but it seems like since they started doing RPG's they started releasing things unfinished....

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    Originally posted by Zair:
    **Is it just me, or should Cythera have had a few dozen more betas before it was released? It has the beginnings of a good game, but they didn't take it far enough... Far too many bugs. Horrible graphics. Terrible grammar and spelling. That seldane couldn't even get his dead wife's name right.:p I've loved their games for a long time, but it seems like since they started doing RPG's they started releasing things unfinished....

    **

    There have been debates about Cythera's graphics on this board before. I think there was something about Ambrosia experimenting with a new angle mentioned(?).



  • probably shouldn't've been spamming, but i didn't realize til after i posted that i was more upset with their latest games in general than just with cythera.. ah well. what do you mean, a new angle?

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    Originally posted by Zair:
    **what do you mean, a new angle?
    **

    Far as I recall, the characters in Cythera are at a slant, instead of being straight up-and-down. I don't think any of ASW's previous games ever used this slant.

    I'm not really one to argue about the graphics, so I'll stay out of that...

    And since I haven't gone far enough in the game to notice bugs or anything, I won't go into that either. :p

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  • RPGs have an immense ammount of proof-reading needed, and it's not exactly the easiest job for dead-tired programmers. It's why there are typographical errors in Cythera, PoG, EVN, etc. I would suggest that, when you find any bugs or typos, take note of them and send a list to help@AmbrosiaSW.com, and they are more likely to be included in any updates.

    ~SK

    <edit>Irony: there was a typo in my post. I guess that means that I'm a tired programmer. =P</edit>

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  • I dunno, Dave always seemed a little annoyed when he got non tech support questions. Still polite, but I think with the sheer volume of e-mail he gets, probably at least a quarter of it from idiots who don't read the FAQ or documentation first.... :) I really really wish ambrosia had a bug report address or something. But I might do that. Take specific notes, at least. Later I can figure out what to do with them.

    What the heck is a zodiac mongrel anyway, and why aren't you a member? :)

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  • Welcome to the Cythera Board, Zair!

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    Originally posted by Zair:
    I dunno, Dave always seemed a little annoyed when he got non tech support questions. Still polite, but I think with the sheer volume of e-mail he gets, probably at least a quarter of it from idiots who don't read the FAQ or documentation first....:) I really really wish ambrosia had a bug report address or something. But I might do that. Take specific notes, at least. Later I can figure out what to do with them.

    I'm sure that he'd rather have the games function as intended than not, though.

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    Originally posted by Zair:
    **What the heck is a zodiac mongrel anyway, and why aren't you a member?:)
    **

    It was a special member title given to me by Andrew. He's rather proficient at hacking the board scripts, so from time to time he does stuff like that. He told me that "zodiac mongrel" came to mind when he thought "Starkiller", though I don't know why.

    And, asking for a member title isn't necessarily a great idea. You might not get quite what you expected. =)

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  • Well, the Zodiac is based on the movements of stars and mongrel (not sure, but the image of a rabid dog comes to mind) could have something to do with killing. shrug

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    Originally posted by Obsidian:
    **Welcome to the Cythera Board, Zair!

    **

    thank you, but i've been here somewhat longer than you have.... just not a particularly regular poster. :)

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  • Just a naive question... are there any further updates planned?

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  • In the FAQ, they say that Cythera is considered a 'finished work'; so no, no further updates.

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    Originally posted by Starkiller:
    And, asking for a member title isn't necessarily a great idea. You might not get quite what you expected.

    Wow, is Andrew still even doing those? I haven't seen any new ones lately.

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    Originally posted by Zair:
    **thank you, but i've been here somewhat longer than you have.... just not a particularly regular poster.:)
    **

    And I, Obsidian, am mearly a loyal servant (Read: Spare account) of a memeber registered Aug. 2001 on this board who's acccount stoped working (Server trouble).
    Sorry for the confusion...

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    Wow, is Andrew still even doing those? I haven't seen any new ones lately.

    Nope. Not since Mouse threatened to sue him for sexual harassment for labeling him a "gay rights activist" after his little performance in Zelda's topic "Straight Pride".

    Andrew then changed Mouse's title once more to... something, you'll have to look it up. The effect kind of faded when many of the people he labeled became mods. (forge, shayborg, TomWoozle, Begemontike, StarStrafer (sp?) etc.)

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    (This message has been edited by TheDarkDragon (edited 04-09-2002).)



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    Originally posted by TheDarkDragon:
    **Nope. Not since Mouse threatened to sue him for sexual harassment for labeling him a "gay rights activist" after his little performance in Zelda's topic "Straight Pride".

    Andrew then changed Mouse's title once more to... something,**

    boy toy then "python food.

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    Originally posted by TheDarkDragon:
    you'll have to look it up. The effect kind of faded when many of the people he labeled became mods. (forge,

    ballerina, serial killer

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    Originally posted by TheDarkDragon:
    shayborg,

    Women's badminton coach

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    Originally posted by TheDarkDragon:
    TomWoozle,

    Tee hee, horse fondler

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    Originally posted by TheDarkDragon:
    Begemontike

    Ach, I've forgotten his...

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    StarStrafer etc.)

    Virile beefcake, IIRC. It was intended for Mouse when he said it.

    Additionally, Soviet mikee was Linux geek before he became a moderator.

    That was fun, we should do it more often. =P

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    Originally posted by Obsidian:
    **And I, Obsidian, am mearly a loyal servant (Read: Spare account) of a memeber registered Aug. 2001 on this board who's acccount stoped working (Server trouble).
    Sorry for the confusion...

    **

    ok, you've got a month on me. :D

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    Originally posted by TheDarkDragon:
    **Nope. Not since Mouse threatened to sue him for sexual harassment for labeling him a "gay rights activist" after his little performance in Zelda's topic "Straight Pride".

    Andrew then changed Mouse's title once more to... something, you'll have to look it up. The effect kind of faded when many of the people he labeled became mods. (forge, shayborg, TomWoozle, Begemontike, StarStrafer (sp?) etc.)

    **

    Ah yes, I remember that topic. It's tough fighting off all those liberals! :p

    Mouse was an ass. Too bad he couldn't have been on the other side...would've loved to have a chance to let loose on him.

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  • Mouse really pushed it with his little performance there. Try looking up a post by "Deamon" in the topic. Here's a little hint: it's Mouse's second account.

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    Originally posted by TheDarkDragon:
    **Mouse really pushed it with his little performance there. Try looking up a post by "Deamon" in the topic. Here's a little hint: it's Mouse's second account.

    **

    Didn't he have three or four accounts? He also got his post count up to 1000 something in less than a month; by spamming. I've been here for near a year and a half, and I still don't have that many!

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