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4 years ago


◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: IdeasPersonalPersonalityPlansThe Site
HELLO THERE. It's been a while since I last updated this thing, I realise!

I've been busy planning and mentally preparing myself for university, which will be a big, massive, huge, enormous change to my life because I've spent the last five or six years effectively living under a rock, hiding away from the real world. I'll be involving myself in a whole community full of strangers, and it's both terrifying and exciting.

It's an art-based university in a nice little town, and in many ways it seems ideal. I'm going to be doing a Video Game Art course, but I'm more interested in meeting people I might have some kind of emotional bond with. People 'like me' in terms of ethics, values, etc. It'd be nice to have real life friends for the first time in years. Maybe I can even find love!!!1

I've not made much game-related progress because of all that, but I'm hoping to change that soon. This big life change is sure to give me the boost that I need, and it'll renew my creativity and motivation and allow me to make games as I once did. I hope!!

ACTUALLY, there is something that I want to talk about relating to this site. I can't remember if I've already talked about it before, but I'll do so now anyway because it's important.

I've already made it clear that this site has an atmosphere that causes me distress, due to personality clashes and such. I've also talked about how I've been making another site to rectify the situation. But it seems like something that might cause yet more conflict, or it might make some people feel neglected, etc. (Hmm, I'm sure I've talked about this before... Oh well.)

The other site is mainly designed for ~sensitive~ types like me. People who dislike bluntness, force, aggression, tactlessness, insensitivity, argument, conflict, and so on and so forth. A place where you can talk about deeper feelings and get empathy and understanding rather than cold debates or criticism.

I'm aware that that's not the kind of place where many Fig Hunter regulars would belong.

BUT I also don't want to have some kind of 'private club' feel, making everyone else feel left out, because I can see that leading to lots of trouble.

However, a problem is that the games that are made for that other site are directly linked to it, meaning that you sort of have to have an account over there to play them. This is less than ideal, because it means that many members will join but might feel unwelcome. Or THEY might not feel any discomfort about joining, but the intended audience might not prefer their company.

Ideally, I'd like Fig Hunter to be the sort of place where people comfortable with debate and 'intelligent discussion' can come without worrying about stepping on sensitive peoples' feelings, while the other site will be for those more delicate flowers like myself.

However, the games themselves might be in a separate place, a kind of central hub, where members from both communities can access them. That means that effectively, accounts would be shared between the two different websites... or rather, Fig Hunter, the other place, and the games would each be subsections of one main site.

Maybe you'd be able to specify your 'allegiance' by having the icon of your preferred site alongside your username (optionally). I don't really want to create an 'us vs them' mentality, but it could be a way of showing your preferences or something.

Each portion of the site would have its own forum sections, while the gaming place in the centre would have its own forum too, specifically about the games. Maybe.

Issues arise, however! Currently, both sites exist, and both have accounts which have activity and memories linked to them. The EASIEST way to go about this triune site concept would be to require people from both sites to make entirely new accounts... but I can see that being met with opposition. It'd be a fresh start, I suppose, but maybe TOO fresh? I'm unsure how to merge the two databases safely, otherwise.

Anyway, it's still just an idea at this point.

OTHER THAN THAT, I've discovered yet another personality type thing that seems as valuable and useful to me as Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram. It's called Socionics! While Myers-Briggs covers how you process information, and the enneagram covers your drives and fears, socionics covers how you interact with others. What kinds of things you like to talk about, how you assert yourself, what gives you social confidence and satisfaction, etc.

My type is apparently EII, which is an 'ethical intuitive introvert'. If for whatever reason you're interested in learning more about me, ∞ this thing ∞ is a really, really accurate description and it fits me like a glove!

If you're curious about your own type, there's a ∞ test ∞ on that site, though you shouldn't rely on it too much. If you get something like EII, for example, maybe you're IEI instead (which is very different). So it's best to read the full descriptions before deciding.

Me being an EII explains a whole lot about things I've written extensively about in the past. It explains what I want to do with my other site, and the kinds of subjects I like to talk about. I feel like I've learned a lot from it!

So yes. Socionics. I bet that's totally as exciting a present as a new game, right? Surely.

on 18 Roots



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M  Wolf 25 Australia ESTP 629 56C
As to the chatroom, it could potentially be a place that feely people would avoid due to some of the conversations held there. Perhaps if each 'allegiance' could have their own private room in addition to the Main and Roleplaying segments. (Perhaps Elsewhere would then be unnecessary)
A lot of users have changed usernumbers already, and there wasn't a riot, so it shouldn't be an issue a second time. I really hope a site redesign will get you more interested in the community of Fighunter, I think a lot of members could benefit from your presence more, we are all your fans.

I hope an art-oriented university is a lot better suited to you than Australian university. I'm not having a fantastic time at uni myself.
Perhaps you might get some recognition from this, and perhap gain a future of being able to produce your art.

Also, I'm EII apparently, it seems to fit but I find myself mostly confused by these things, I see myself in all of them. I think I lack the introspective skills to determine these things.

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ThirdParty 35 United States PhlegmaticCholeric INTJ 514 177C
Socionics seems interesting. I think I'm either an LII or an ILI, but I can't decide which. I took a variety of online tests (one at ∞ LINK ∞ seemed pretty well-designed) and they mostly said LII, but I still felt unsatisfied with that result.

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mmagee 32 Canada CholericSanguine ENFP 297 21C
This socionics is really interesting. I think it adds a new a new and welcome layer to the Myerss-Briggs system. The test gave me a result of ESE (ESFj) which I was skeptical of but after reading the description I was surprised to see that there was a lot of overlap with what I feel is my personality type IEE (ENFp).

Good luck in Uni glad to hear that you're gonna give it a go. The two most important things I'd share are: If you can't dazzle with diamonds, baffle with bullexcrement. and "D"s get Degrees.


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Majora4Prez 22 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTP 512 37C
Socionics just strikes me as a less true version of MBTI; it does contain some stuff that adds more to MBTI (the association between Ni and time, or Se and spacial stuff), but it seems to get the function order slightly wrong and mix up the introverted types. For example, the test you linked to said that I, a clear-cut INTP, am an ILI, which is equivalent to INTJ, rather than the INTP-equivalent LII.

In any case, best of luck to you and your pursuits.
Jacob the Great

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if you need help with Mardek Chapter 4, you can always ask one of your biggest fans (me) on plot suggestions. I'm sure the fans (me) could come up with a good story.

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PyroLoneOwl 19 Philippines PhlegmaticMelancholic INTP 613 18C
I was relieved to see a new post from you! I had been checking everyday to see any updates, either game related or not, and I've finally found it! Of course, just like the others, I waited patiently for it.

It's nice to see your really motivated (maybe?) at doing this Video Game Art thing, and I hope you would finally meet someone with major similarities with you! :)

Other than that, fresh accounts... That actually sounds kinda...refreshing!!!11!1!

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Good luck!
We're sure you'll have a great time!
Mind Flux

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I'm not sure you'll have much time for game development if you're going to university, but good luck.

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Maybe its just me, but I'd like to have the old sudeo back.

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Lunik 22 United States PhlegmaticMelancholic ISFP 529 57C
I'm attending university for the arts, as well! Good luck to the both of us, Pseudo! Hope you enjoy university.