We as humans like power because each of us is raised to have an image of what a perfect world is like, and each little iota of power brings us closer to being able to fulfill that image. The addiction to power is the want to shape the world into how you see is best.
Of course, I'm no expert on the subject, but meh... I guess it's also since you're a mod, people automatically assume you are more experience and you'd be a good person to have on call in case they have any questions or the like.
... So yeah, I'll go ahead and send you a friend request now Do tell me, btw, how you changed your blog's color an such... quite interesting.
Lol, comph! Oh well, I'll take any application of 'sexy' I can get these days . Napero, not you specifically, new friend. You're one of many... I just found it an interesting (and rather unique) situation to be in.
Because power is sexy...
Hmm, I somehow got the feeling that this was partially because of me posting on your page so I might aswell answer... and also because I'm bored and was stalking you and saw that you were writing a blog entry and waited for you to publish it...
I don't know why I suddenly started talking to you, maybe because I do not actually know anyone around here too well and because you are a mod here, I thought (ok, also knew) that you are a nice person
Many people are nice around here, but mods usually are the nicest people around. Also, that blue text stands out more
Hey, there's nothing wrong with the size or quality of our TV... I just don't speak Korean!
Yeah I agree with these two. Plan ahead, but be flexible along the way.
Wow, burnvictim42, I had no idea that the paint splats counted as stickers - that's good to know!
Also, yes, your TV is a problem. If you had a nice 42inch Sony Bravia it would've talked you through your frustrations
Even the best of planning isn't enough to create truly great levels. You need to be able to adapt and improvise. It's when you get caught up trying to actualize the "plan" you had for your level that it can tend towards stiff and un-creative.
It's best to have a general idea, but to let the specifics come to you. I think there was a thread about this a few weeks back. I remember julesyjules suggesting to plan out where you want "chunks" of your level, but to build everything within the chunk on the spot.
Hope everything gets sorted sooner than later.
I have a solution for your paintinator problem... sorta. Whats happening is there are too many stickers around. Paint splats count as stickers. Explosion marks count as stickers. Etc. If you remove some you will be able to fire.
And yes, i plan the majority of my levels, for full disclosure see my recent blog
"noob" is an internet word... its somewhat a derogatory term for beginner. If you're confused about other definitions, i reccomend checking out www.urbandictionary.com for a lot of definitions of modern slang. Be warned though, its not all clean.
Haha! That's awesome, bonner! Good on ya for sticking at it : ) BTW, what's a 'noob'?
Ha im only 14 too. Nice blog, I understand what you mean. In my noob days I work really hard on my levels and after one I put alot of effort into was rated 1 star I just gave up. But since it's an incredibly addictive game I started playing again ang now I don't suck. Its funny how that happens.
Thanks, Coxy - and everyone. I hope you're right... Actually my 14 year old daughter just signed up tonight so I guess we'll see. She doesn't have any levels she's prepared to Showcase yet (my 12 y.o daughter does, though). I do think people here will be kind - and if they're not, well... we either just suck it up... or maybe BabyDoll will need to pay a few 'visits' with her paintinator gun?
I think that LBPCentral is one of the kindest and funnest forumes for ANY game! Your daughter wouldn't even be the youngest on here, I've seen 10 year olds posting half decent levels (and the rare amazing one). It's not that they suck because they're young - they don't have the experience (as you said yourself) and I know that.
However everyone rates levels differently, my first level I was lucky enough to get stars on, and I'm sure your daughter's will easily reach that. If not, then she'll still have learnt for her next lelve.
The feedback here is kind, I've never seen anyone say "This sucks" or "change everything - your a failure". The critism is always out weighed by the compliements (in general) and I think she'll be fine here
Two things really...
Firstly, your daughter will be absolutely welcomed and looked after on LBPC. Obviously, by yourself, and by many other members. I'm certain she'll enjoy the social aspects, and I'm sure she will gain confidence from being involved.
Second, LBP is so many things to so many people. Everybody can play - husbands/wives, mothers/daughters etc. When it comes to levels created by youngsters, I always think enthusiastic honesty and diplomacy are best. Let them express themselves, and as mum, you can offer your experience to help and encourage. I think it's a great thing. Good luck.
You know, of all places, I think she would get the kindest feedback on here. I guess we'll see how she handles it : )
I understand what you mean (or at least i think i do), the world can be rather cruel at times. I'm not entirely sure theres a right answer to your question. There are plenty of members here who will do their best to put things in a positive light. Constructive feedback is a staple here it seems. I don't typically see any "your level sucks" comments, but that doesn't mean they're not there. The fact is though, sooner or later she's going to run into a comment like that, i only hope its not here.
There are quite a few young'uns here on this site... you may be surprised.
pretty good blog i see what you mean. Mm mentioned it was a game for all ages however, for there are levels from 4 year olds and levels from 60 yr olds. I was once in a room online with an 8 yr old boy, a 12 yr old boy, and a 29 year old girl, and then there was I, being 15. I thought it was kinda kewl
also im aware of how may accomplished creators are in their 20's, but I know only a handful of creators who make stunning musical levels and eyecandy artistic levels, of which are no older than 16.