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Pseudolonewolf
4 years ago

Still alive!!

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: Alora Fane
Hello there!! It's been a while!! I'm not dead!!!!

I've been doubting my life direction over the last couple of months, deciding whether I even want to make games at all... It's such a lonely path, and all my attempts to find what I'm 'spiritually looking for', so to speak, have been fruitless. I also can't deny the deep emotional damage that running this place dealt me.

But even so... I know that people have enjoyed my games in the past, and it's all I'm really good at, so, after a lot of introspection and internal journeying and all that, I've decided to stick with games development after all. Yay.

I've also had a few epiphanies of sorts over these last few weeks relating to my own personality, seeing the value of 'unconditional love' and wanting to be better, less judgemental, than I have been in the past. I'm going to make efforts towards this, though certain people make it... very challenging... so it's something that will take a lot of time, effort, and personal growth.

Regarding my games, I plan to move over to Steam, with Alora Fane: Creation likely being released on there if it can be greenlit (I've yet to apply for Greenlight though). I may also have a free 'lite' version with reduced features that I'll release to Flash portals, but I'm not sure how it'll all go yet. I hope that nobody will be OUTRAGED at having to actually give me a little bit of their hard-earned cash for my efforts, but it's impossible to survive on the trickle of pennies that come from publishing purely as a Flash Game.

The game is mostly finished, and definitely playable; I just need to add some example quests to show what it's capable of, and I've been struggling with those due to all my soul-searching and such. I've got ideas now, though, so I'm aiming to do some hard work over these next few days and weeks.

However... Fig Hunter holds too many bad memories for me. I feel like I've grown beyond the person I was when I made this place, like it no longer fits me at all. As such, I'm going to be gradually moving over to my new Alora Fane site, which has existed for a while now but which has mostly been closed off to the public. As I've said in the past, noxious attitudes won't be allowed there, and I won't allow the community to become toxic by giving people chances they don't deserve. I hope it will be more enjoyable for me and for many other people this way.

I'm planning to post weekly blog posts on the Alora Fane site, which you are able to view at ∞ LINK ∞
You cannot create an account yet, but I'll also add new posts here whenever I add a new post there, so you can leave your comments and such here. I'll open the joining system for that site when AFC is released. The reason for this is because allowing joining now would make the whole switch utterly pointless, as the unpleasant minority who I fear here would immediately jump right over there and, well, all the drama that would likely result from that would seriously affect my ability to actually finish the game.

I'm hesitant and worried about even so much as linking to the Alora Fane site like this, due to the nasty sadists who seem to delight in the thought of destroying me, though I imagine such people have been snooping around there for ages anyway, so hopefully it won't make much different. I link to it out of trust, though, so please don't betray that trust. I wish I didn't have to say this at all, but I'm still so scarred and scared by this place that I can't help but be wary.

So yes. Sorry about the absence, but I do want to make it as an indie developer if I can, and I'll be writing about my progress there. Yes. Good.
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AGT_Ishan
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AGT_Ishan 17 India PhlegmaticMelancholic INFP 469 2C
Well pseudo, i have some suggestions.
Instead of making it subscription based OR putting it on steam, make it microtransactions based. I know. I have worked with steam, and I can tell you that getting on steam is not an EASY process. Also, steam's revenue split is not good. Its quite low. I worked with EvoRTS project on their greenlight campaign and that's how I know. Maybe, you could have a "premium" version of Alora fane with more features, or even add purchasable characters: the possibilities are endless

tl;dr: Don't go to steam. If you have to, go to GOG.com. They are quite supportive of RPGs and won;t rip you off.

Also, in case you need any help, I'm quite skilled in AS3/Haxe. I'm willing to help you out for nothing.

Best of Luck!
camera060
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camera060 20 United States PhlegmaticMelancholic INTP 656 8C
Yay, ur not dead! I thought you gave up... but now with this blog, i know ur making progress and really hope to see alora fane soon! I hope i can get my cousin to use her PayPal to buy me the full version...

One favor, please, please, PLEASE do NOT make it a membership!
I can not pay $10.00 a month, nor do i want too. Please(!) make it a one-time payment!
Ronon
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Sounds great.. I've actually been hoping you'd move over to steam.. hopefully it pays a lot better.

Best of luck with everything, Pseudo
mrs265
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Pseudo i have been seeing that the last couple months you have been doing rlly negative posts I loved to see your posts when you just made Mardek , nice good posts with happiness within now when i get into here i just see "tired,tired,tired,tired" I know it must be fked up that you make this huge games and you get nothing out of them , thats only because you choose the worst sponsors ever made , make an android version or just make a tutorial to people how to play your games in their mobile phones the easy way ( you can actually play , the problem is you dont have a keyboard on your mobile phone so just to some speacial easy to control screen buttons in anotehr version of your games and done , easier than making a game isnt it ^^ ) Anyway hope you get a boost of moral
Onisuzume
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Worried about sadists who delight in destroying you?
Make me mod, I'll be the sadist delighting in destroying them. ^_^
Vekel
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Vekel 21 United States CholericMelancholic INFP 8w7 41C
I have been on so many sites that all say "If you ask to be a mod, no." Then again, you might make a good mod, Oni.

Pseudo, I wish you the best of luck on the new site, and I may join myself. I'm far too new to be in that hated minority...right?

Don't forget about making MARDEK, that's a great story if not a spectacular game, and certainly one that should not die.
Onisuzume
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There's two sites where I asked to be a mod, and got to be one, like a boss. -puts on sunglasses-
Anderty
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Anderty 26 Latvia MelancholicPhlegmatic INTJ 451 10C
Pseudo, don't forget, most people with bad attitude, are fragile and unfulfilled with any kind of aims in their lives. It's always better to make struggle someone else, if it's in your power, to satisfy your own pain.
Generally, it was long time ago, I enjoyed stay here, but work, some different aims in life, made this place for me not so important anymore.
what I'm willing to say - believe me, changes are always good, and leaving some bad memories behind is always a good idea. And if you still value some of those memories, then remember, that those are your own memories, and there's no need for others to be aware of them. You're person, who are willing to proceed in a life, and there's nothing bad in sacrifices, good or bad.

Just don't make same mistakes again, and don't let yourself come back to you-old one. )
Good luck, and I'm leaving part of my hope with you, that life will proceed to you very nicely.
Anderty
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Anderty 26 Latvia MelancholicPhlegmatic INTJ 451 10C
Damn my type. I didn't meant "It's always better to make stru...", I wanted t tell "easier". It sounds so horrific (
Swordoath
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Swordoath 18 United States CholericPhlegmatic INFP 4w5 128C
Well... I've been a member for a couple of years (nearly three, I think). I'm not sure you should abandon this place entirely (not that it'd be a huge problem, and I understand why), and I'm not sure I'm suited for the new site (perhaps when I am more mature myself). You can count on my purchase of your games, though. Anywhere. You're just that good, and your games are worth it.
I wish you the best.
Dr D
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Dr D 21 Canada SanguineMelancholic ENTJ 388 71C
I haven't been on this site for a long. Just didn't feel like doing anything. When I first heard of this site many moons ago I thought it was the best thing since, well anything. Now I'm not so sure (Mostly because I'm never here) I don't even know why I'm typing this or why I'm here. It's weird I feel like there's nothing for me here yet here I am. Maybe it's because I want to support you Pseudo, or perhaps I feel like I owe you something for entertaining me with the fruit of your labor. I don't know. Good luck Pseudo you're a good guy and funny in a very unique way I would have like to have met you in real life and shake your hand. where every you take yourself I know you'll do well good luck.
lepnhoj
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I've been playing your games for years and you've got a great talent for creating awesome adventures. Thank you for everything you do. Ignore all of the people who are negative. Your loyal fans appreciate you and can't wait for what you will give us next.
Aberrsary
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I think the idea of uploading your games on Steam would be a great idea! Steam has its own community where you could gain new and hopefully less 'toxic' followers, and of course would be a great distribution platform where you can sell your games! :D

You may also like to look into the Steam Workshop, as you may be able to integrate the user created adventures into the Steam Workshop to fully take advantage of the Steam community

I don't comment here often, or really ever, but I was really excited to see Pseudo finding direction and focusing on what HE wants. I think making a move to Steam would be a great idea; I hope it all works out c: