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What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« on: May 10, 2016, 10:15:05 PM »
Hi, new users! Welcome to distractionware!

I am Vultarix, one of your moderators. I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here.

Now, what should you do first? Well, I observe every topic created every day, and I can give you some advice.

1. You're obviously here to make and play VVVVVV Levels, right? As an insider on VVVVVV, I've composed a list of levels you should try.
 - Overdose (tw: mild scary elements of fear)
 - Dimension Open/The Open Level Project (Amazing community level!)
 - Back to VVVVVV (FIQ's unofficial sequel to VVVVVV)
 - Viridian to the Future (A Vultarix and VVVVVVCrewmate7 Collab!)
 - Dimension Error (A long internal scripting level)
2. Make something! You can use my internal scripting resource, provided in the same board.
3. Use VED. Dav999's external VVVVVV level editor makes it easier to make levels look professional, and even comes with some extra tools.
4. If you're having trouble with something, just ask! Whether by PM (Personal Message) or by a new topic, the community and your moderator team are here to help!

Also, please do not spam, or unfortuantly the mod team may have to tempaban you, then permaban.

Looking forward to seeing you online!
  ~Vultarix,
       Distractionware Moderation Team

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 12:57:38 PM »
Thanks for including DE!
I'll make a better version soon.

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 08:34:46 AM »
Hi, new users! Welcome to distractionware!

I am Vultarix, one of your moderators. I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here.

Now, what should you do first? Well, I observe every topic created every day, and I can give you some advice.

1. You're obviously here to make and play VVVVVV Levels, right? As an insider on VVVVVV, I've composed a list of levels you should try.
 - Overdose (tw: mild scary elements of fear)
 - Dimension Open/The Open Level Project (Amazing community level!)
 - Back to VVVVVV (FIQ's unofficial sequel to VVVVVV)
 - Viridian to the Future (A Vultarix and VVVVVVCrewmate7 Collab!)
 - Dimension Error (A long internal scripting level)
2. Make something! You can use my internal scripting resource, provided in the same board.
3. Use VED. Dav999's external VVVVVV level editor makes it easier to make levels look professional, and even comes with some extra tools.
4. If you're having trouble with something, just ask! Whether by PM (Personal Message) or by a new topic, the community and your moderator team are here to help!

Also, please do not spam, or unfortuantly the mod team may have to tempaban you, then permaban.

Looking forward to seeing you online!
  ~Vultarix,
       Distractionware Moderation Team

Thank you SO MUCH for making this!!

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 07:54:21 AM »
if vultarix will notice me

vultarix will place dimension blast here

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 08:37:39 AM »
If it's really good, I may put it up when it comes out.

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 03:27:16 PM »
if vultarix will notice me

vultarix will place dimension blast here
I don't mean to be a killjoy, but if it involves undertale at any point in the level, it probably won't.

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 03:37:37 PM »
if vultarix will notice me

vultarix will place dimension blast here
I don't mean to be a killjoy, but if it involves undertale at any point in the level, it probably won't.
WRONG
Vultarix is still obsessed.

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2016, 04:28:12 PM »
if vultarix will notice me

vultarix will place dimension blast here
I don't mean to be a killjoy, but if it involves undertale at any point in the level, it probably won't.
WRONG
Vultarix is still obsessed.
no he just likes it
we talk nearly every day

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2016, 06:26:37 PM »
I am not still obsessed with undertale.

ARGH I'm obsessed with UndertaleTOS

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2016, 05:45:04 AM »
then can I be a main coder can I do that to myself oh wait I can't code well shit

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2016, 06:52:47 AM »
Hi, new users! Welcome to distractionware!

I am Vultarix, one of your moderators. I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here.

Now, what should you do first? Well, I observe every topic created every day, and I can give you some advice.

1. You're obviously here to make and play VVVVVV Levels, right? As an insider on VVVVVV, I've composed a list of levels you should try.
 - Overdose (tw: mild scary elements of fear)
 - Dimension Open/The Open Level Project (Amazing community level!)
 - Back to VVVVVV (FIQ's unofficial sequel to VVVVVV)
 - Viridian to the Future (A Vultarix and VVVVVVCrewmate7 Collab!)
 - Dimension Error (A long internal scripting level)
2. Make something! You can use my internal scripting resource, provided in the same board.
3. Use VED. Dav999's external VVVVVV level editor makes it easier to make levels look professional, and even comes with some extra tools.
4. If you're having trouble with something, just ask! Whether by PM (Personal Message) or by a new topic, the community and your moderator team are here to help!

Also, please do not spam, or unfortuantly the mod team may have to tempaban you, then permaban.

Looking forward to seeing you online!
  ~Vultarix,
       Distractionware Moderation Team

Wow, great guide!

This will be great help to future newbies!
I wish this was made when I first entered the forums though...  :verdigris:

wait

- Overdose (tw: mild scary elements of fear)

mild scary elements of fear

excuse me sir you may have misspelled "psychotically disturbing" into "mild scary", and "nightmares" into "fear"

just pointing out stuff

I can't internal script for my own sake please help me

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2016, 07:12:16 AM »
I can't internal script for my own sake please help me
I JUST finished my tutorial today.

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2016, 07:17:33 AM »
excuse me sir you may have misspelled "psychotically disturbing" into "mild scary", and "nightmares" into "fear"
time to restate
overdose was great
we know
it was also a little bit scary
but it's way too overrated
its a fucking standard, fun, good, level
the gameplay is average as is the story
the music sets the mood, sure, but that doesn't make it scarier, it just improves the quality
I dunno, maybe because I have been a fan of horror everything,
and have been making games that have horror elements since I was really little,
it's less scary? but I've asked around, and everyone agrees with me

also crazya the monologue you added at the beginning of the level is still narrative gold
if the rest of the story was like that I'd totally side with "nightmarish" and "psychologically disturbing"
but it isn't

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2016, 07:23:48 AM »
excuse me sir you may have misspelled "psychotically disturbing" into "mild scary", and "nightmares" into "fear"
time to restate
overdose was great
we know
it was also a little bit scary
but it's way too overrated
its a fucking standard, fun, good, level
the gameplay is average as is the story
the music sets the mood, sure, but that doesn't make it scarier, it just improves the quality
I dunno, maybe because I have been a fan of horror everything,
and have been making games that have horror elements since I was really little,
it's less scary? but I've asked around, and everyone agrees with me

also crazya the monologue you added at the beginning of the level is still narrative gold
if the rest of the story was like that I'd totally side with "nightmarish" and "psychologically disturbing"
but it isn't

but i had nightmares, psychotically disturbing ones.

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Re: What to do when starting out on distractionware!
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2016, 11:49:17 AM »
That's just an anecdote, though; you need at least 40% of the people here to have had the same thing until I can accept it.