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krudman:

I wanted to get a high fantasy tactics game. Now I just want anime characters to smooch.

Thanks, Nintendo. 

mwaha MWAHAHAHAHAHAAA.

(oh god it’s truuuuuuue)

date posted 2 days ago , with 12,467 notes · Reblog
Tags  #fanboys  #shipping  #shreklock  #huehuehuehue  

modmad:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

pffft heeheehee. Don’t mess with velocipedestriennes, they’ll fuck your shit up.

date posted 1 week ago , with 35,038 notes · Reblog
Tags  #hilarity  #good times  
hylian-pudding:

by ミンメ [also on pixiv]
※Posted with the artist’s permission.

SHIPPING GOGGLES CRANKED TO MAXIMUM. OwO

hylian-pudding:

by ミンメ [also on pixiv]

※Posted with the artist’s permission.

SHIPPING GOGGLES CRANKED TO MAXIMUM. OwO

date posted 2 weeks ago , with 12,645 notes · Reblog
Tags  #this  #would be such a cute au  #eeheehee  #legend of zelda  #ganon  #link  

ithelpstodream:

RUDE.

heeeee an excellent crossover.

date posted 2 weeks ago , with 864 notes · Reblog

modmad:

copycatmurderer:

I just couldn’t resist

at first I was like awww and then I was like HAGKDJVNDSFUCKIN

A bounce of Leaps? :D

date posted 2 weeks ago , with 120 notes · Reblog
Tags  #leaps  #modmad  #bahaha that ending  

▷ An open letter to the FR devs/admins

exaltedcoffee:

owlrising:

exaltedcoffee:

owlrising:

Hey guys.

I’m Rachel. It’s nice to meet you. I’ve been using Flight Rising since about September of last year, and I’ve had a lot of fun. I have bought gems multiple times, so I am presumably one of the users who helps keep the site running monetarily, even apart from ads.

Over…

Please forgive me, but I truly don’t understand this.

Recently, they’ve fixed the dragons going to the front of lairs. They gave us another Coli venue with new familiars, food and trinkets. They took Thrage out of the community when he caused problems. They gave us more genes and apparel. 

I know you likely want some more stuff fixed, but the phrase tell us if he’s still recovering is so weird to me.

For a community of people sensitive to each other’s issues enough that they tag triggers, discuss issues, etc. I am really surprised that you honestly expect someone who could have died in a car accident to dutifully keep you updated on his physical, emotional, and mental recovery. 

They’ve been opening registration and trying to keep up with making sure the servers are working throughout monthly festival events. 

I’m also not sure telling them to update us when they feel overwhelmed is going to help either side.

First off, honestly, it doesn’t look professional. Secondly, they’ve hired new mods, hired a skin/accents approval person and dealt with those issues with things getting denied, and also hired an artist the entire community loved to help with their work load. 

I’m not sure how many suggestions the staff is supposed to take on at once. I know the Coliseum has some broken parts to it. As we all know, between someone being in a car accident and the other person causing a PR disaster, the entire programming end is very difficult. 

This website just turned a year old. It has thousands of members online at once. Monthly events. New things released all the time. Little fixes here or there as the staff tries to keep up with growing demand and further issues. 

No one needs to tell the admins that users are what keeps the site alive.

They know.

If they wanted you to feel used and lied to and thought that they didn’t need users, they wouldn’t be jumping onto tumblr the very damn minute the site goes down, assuring us it will be back soon, calling the programmers to come back to their computers on holidays and in the middle of the night to hand-stock festival accents or put the site back up.

You are directing this at a small group of people who wake each other up in the middle of the night to get a dragon game back up. 

You said they only respond to ‘parts of’ suggestions. Undel responded to a rude, intrusive, back-handed jab of ‘what is your job anyway?’ because one of her staff members was about to get trashed.

You claim to work for a website, so why are you demanding that the admins tell you everything they are working on? They let us watch them create items. They give us updates. They are aware the Coliseum is broken. 

People want the stones fixed. But they want more venues. And they want the level cap raised. And they want better drops. And they don’t like the things that come out of Gilded Chests. And they want the botters dealt with. And they want more genes. And they want the accents and skins to be approved faster. Oh wait, one got rejected and it shouldn’t have been. Oh hold on, that skin that was submitted has a mistake that has to be fixed and needs to be returned instead of put through. Oh, there are users cheating that need to be monitored and likely banned. 

Oh hey look at that, someone tried to reverse their paypal transaction again and now paypal is hitting the site for not only the gems bought but also a reversal fee. 

I’m not saying this because I’m trying to crawl up the admins ass and live there. 

I’m saying this because you’re saying that you work for a web comic. Then in the most respectful way possible, do you realize that a web comic is much different than an online game? Do you realize how often people do in fact reverse their paypal transactions and cause intense issues for the website behind the scenes? Do you get called in the middle of the night to get the website back up and then wake up in the morning to a shit storm of name calling as someone trashes you?

They don’t have to tell you why a suggestion will or will not work. 

You want a bank, right?

Okay but do you want the Coliseum fixed before or after?

I’m telling you that the bank, even if they have said no in the past, is likely on their list. They said no, but they have likely changed their minds but it is not feasible right now. 

  1. Tell us if you’re overwhelmed. I have no idea how many of the admins are full-time on FR. In fact as far as I know every FR admin is still holding down a full-time “real” job. That’s okay. Just let us know. If we are aware that you’re working as hard as you can but you just don’t have the time, we’re going to be way more sympathetic. As it stands, we have no idea.’

This is the strangest part of this for me. Why do they have to tell you about their personal lives in order for you to stop digging into them? Will them coming out and confirming in public, with the written word, that they are in fact human beings with jobs, families, bills, college, and illnesses make you more sympathetic? Are you saying that you will not be sympathetic unless we can force them to confess that, as adults, they are in fact grown ups with many responsibilities, chores, and stress?

  1. Just let us know you’re listening. The way you respond to the few things you do respond to tells us that you see everything we say, but you don’t think we’re worth responding to unless we’re saying what you want us to say. That is a really easy way to tell your userbase it’s not worth your time, and a really easy thing to fix: just show us that you are listening. 

They come on at three in the morning and respond to us. Undel comes on when things are going haywire and responds. For every response they give, they are likely being flooded with so many other things that they can’t respond. There are many messages and issues we don’t see that they have to spend time responding to. Do you want them to continue working on the website, or do you want them in the suggestions forum just vetoing things left and right just to let you know that they’re not going to do them? …and then apparently also giving a reason for it?

You voiced this entire letter like the staff is a group of people who don’t listen and don’t care. Which is so weird to me because when I look at it, I see a small group of people who live this site dearly and want us all to be happy, but are juggling things as much as they can.

The Flight Rising users do, in fact, whine a lot. About everything. I have done it in the past. Sometimes I still do it. Whining on Flight Rising is like a championship sporting event. 

I have, so far, seen this website take care of far more issues than other small browser based games and forums I’ve belonged to. 

They don’t even have an office. 

I don’t want to draw comparisons, but Neopets and Gaia both have real, physical offices where these people go every day to get a salary, earn benefits, and work for at least 8 hours a day together face to face.

Flight Rising doesn’t have that.

Yet they communicate with the members, admins to userbase, all the time. They are trying to take care of issues. They give us new material faster than nearly any other site. 

I am not saying they are perfect.

But when I got angry about the Warcat sellback price being dropped, Undel promised that in the future she would give warning for that.

She addressed something she did incorrectly. She didn’t just, as you claim, respond only to what she wanted to respond to. She took the heat, apologized, said there would be warning, and then had to move on.

After that, tons of users got mad because there was ‘no warning’ for them no longer being able to exploit the health potion glitch which could have actually gotten them banned. 

I do not feel like this is a case of the admins ignoring the userbase and treating them like shit.

I feel like it’s just the opposite.

It’s the userbase constantly picking apart the website (which yes, we are allowed to do to decide what we’d like for improvements) and then acting like we are entitled the all the details of the personal lives of these human beings running a free dragon game for us. 

This website is only a year old. This is the most put together and most fun of a year old website I’ve ever been on.

And you know why?

Because, whether or not you want to admit it, the admins are listening. They are working. They are not ignoring the userbase or acting like the userbase doesn’t matter. They come on here all the time and interact with us, only to get slammed for more and more shit. 

I don’t even know how to end this post because now I’m going from trying to be logical to just being angry that half of that open letter was, ‘tell the userbase about your continued physical recovery from your disabling accident and also tell us if you work a full time job and also tell us what you are working on at all times’. 

First of all, I feel that you are responding with excessive anger. Honestly I nearly didn’t respond to this post because I am concerned that any response at all will simply make you angrier. However, you seem to seriously misunderstand multiple things I’m saying, so I feel it’s incumbent upon me to respond.

I know you likely want some more stuff fixed, but the phrase tell us if he’s still recoveringis so weird to me.

I’m not asking for status reports on his actual health, you realize. I’m asking that they tell us whether he is back to working or not. That’s not exactly intimate information; it’s more or less the least they can possibly tell us. Or maybe they’ve brought more programmers on board? That would also help to know. But we don’t know

I’m saying this because you’re saying that you work for a web comic. Then in the most respectful way possible, do you realize that a web comic is much different than an online game? Do you realize how often people do in fact reverse their paypal transactions and cause intense issues for the website behind the scenes? Do you get called in the middle of the night to get the website back up and then wake up in the morning to a shit storm of name calling as someone trashes you?

I don’t work “for a webcomic,” I work for a company which is connected to a webcomic; they’re pretty different. In the most respectful way possible, they are very, very similar situations. People reverse Paypal transactions on us. We deal with middle-of-the-night hosting crises. We deal with abusive users, oh boy do we. (In fact, I would go so far as to say that I personally have dealt with scarier situations than angry users online, as the abuse I’ve faced has not remained online; that’s all I’m going to say about that though.)

This is the strangest part of this for me. Why do they have to tell you about their personal lives in order for you to stop digging into them? Will them coming out and confirming in public, with the written word, that they are in fact human beings with jobs, families, bills, college, and illnesses make you more sympathetic? Are you saying that you will not be sympathetic unless we can force them to confess that, as adults, they are in fact grown ups with many responsibilities, chores, and stress?

Again, I have absolutely no idea where you’re getting the idea that I somehow want to know what the devs ate for breakfast this morning. I’m not asking for updates on their life, but I think the userbase has a right to hear things like “hey, we’re more busy than usual, so we will be suspending work on x and y.” That is, in fact, not unprofessional; leaving us in the dark, on the other hand, is.

You want a bank, right?

Okay but do you want the Coliseum fixed before or after?

I’m telling you that the bank, even if they have said no in the past, is likely on their list. They said no, but they have likely changed their minds but it is not feasible right now. 

This is exactly what I’m asking for: I’m asking for them to tell us what they’re working on. I’m not asking for everything fixed at once, I’m asking for a little bit of transparency with regards to what they’re actually working on, which is completely unknown to us.

(I actually don’t care one way or another about a bank, but it was a very useful example because it seems to be something that’s been suggested vocally since the site opened.)

They don’t have to tell you why a suggestion will or will not work. 

No, they don’t. But if they’re receiving the same suggestions over and over again, and leaving huge swathes of the userbase repeatedly clamoring for something, it will do nothing but good to respond to those suggestions. I don’t understand why you’re so dead-set against that? It’s literally just conversation. 

I am baffled by your reading of my post—I truly don’t understand where you’re pulling some of your assumptions from—and I find most of your assertions off-mark since you’re drawing from base-level assumptions that aren’t part of what I said, but I think I addressed at least the most important pieces of what you said. If there’s something else you’d really like me to answer, please let me know, but I’m really not out for a screaming match, so I would ask that you please not get too rude.

These are literally Undel’s latest posts on the forums:

I am responding with anger because Undel is replying. She is fixing things. She frequently tells the userbase what is on the list to be fixed.

Yet frequently deals with the complaint that she doesn’t listen, doesn’t respond, and doesn’t fix things.

If I sound angry, it’s because I am. 

I am so baffled by the community’s reaction to the admins that I have slowly gone from confused to angry. 

I concur with everything exaltedcoffee has to say about this whole not-listening creysfest. You wanna see a website where users are farmed for money, ignored, and there is literally ZERO development on things we actually want developed? Go look at GaiaOnline’s Site Feedback forum. Or their Petitions forum, which really IS just a dumping ground to gather and then collectively ignore what the users have to say. Stop bitching and moaning about WEH WEH NOBODY TELLS ME NOTHING AND NOBODY LISTENS TO ME. They have to make the choice between using all their internet time to either ACTUALLY WORK ON THE SITE or RESPOND TO THE CONSTANT STREAM OF WEH WEH in the forums and elsewhere. Because it is CONSTANT, and COMPLETELY UNFOUNDED. And it kind of infuriates me, too, and I’ve only been a member since the June registration window. I can TELL they’re doing their damnedest to make FR great, and it IS and WILL BE. So long as entitled whinypants brats don’t wreck it for the rest of us.

date posted 3 weeks ago , with 231 notes · Reblog
Tags  #flight rising  #WEH WEH WEH  #shut your face  #grow up  

madeleineishere:

quick lil comic

Oooh I like this. :>

date posted 3 weeks ago , with 174,105 notes · Reblog
Tags  #universe  #stars  #no sads allowed  
existingcharactersdiehorribly:

Everybody go home, this conversation just won the internet. 

So effing pumped for American Gods series. >w< Also buweheheheheheh *cranks shipping goggles up to 11*

existingcharactersdiehorribly:

Everybody go home, this conversation just won the internet. 

So effing pumped for American Gods series. >w< Also buweheheheheheh *cranks shipping goggles up to 11*

date posted 3 weeks ago , with 5,213 notes · Reblog
Tags  #american gods  #so excite  

▷ Is it just me?

Sometimes I feel like I’m a crazy person because when people post gifs of people saying things (ESPECIALLY real people), I am compelled to stare intently at their mouths until I figure out EXACTLY what part of the subtitled quote they’re being giffed on. @_@;;

Which, depending on how long the gif loop is, can either be the whole quote or just “…my bath tonight. …my bath tonight. …my bath tonight.”

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