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Sotha

I wish we had more of small bite-size FMs. I realized I don't have time to play grand multihour missions anymore... But nice 0.5-1h (1h max!) missions would fit perfectly to my evening schedule.
Aug 14 2017 12:50 AM
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    Springheel
    It depends on how often you get to play. Too many days in between and I'll forget all the significant story clues and locations.

    Aug 15 2017 07:55 AM
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    Atomica
    I imagine a lot of us are older/oldish gamers with more responsibilities than we used to have, meaning less free time. I ranted about this in the quest thread, but still, I'm a big believer in quality rather than quantity. Can be great if we have both (and the time), but I'd rather smaller games that pack in a lot of good shit than have it spread out with a lot of filler. Portal comes to mind.
    Aug 15 2017 11:06 PM
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    demagogue
    One thing I like about contest FMs, especially ones with tight space restrictions, is that it focuses authors to package a lot of gameplay in a little space. There's a kind of special art to it that makes them unique and fun to play. It might be good for authors to give themselves those kind of restrictions for a normal FM even without the contest.
    Aug 16 2017 12:42 AM
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Sotha

Oh... This explains a lot what is happening in our world right now. It all makes sense now. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect
May 05 2017 06:26 AM
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    Anderson
    It's only aggravated by our unhealthy postmodernist swings in society. Lots of people need help.
    May 08 2017 04:23 AM
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    teh_saccade
    Sotha's comment re: cricism.

    This is something I try to do in all things - students will better respond to "deconstructive" critique if it is followed by "constructive" critique of their work.

    A compliment must always have some kind of back-hander, as people are unused to receiving positive criticism - in some cases, unable to receive it due to the disparity between themselves and the standard of their work.

    A kind word (preferably action)...
    May 10 2017 10:16 AM
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    teh_saccade
    ...can make all the difference.

    It starts with this.

    Other people judge and qualify me (eg, I am not an artist, unless I am doing it and people say that I am).

    I am not qualified to judge myself or others - only a person's work.

    Critiquing the work depersonalises the issue and thereby affects condifence in other ways, without affecting psyche.

    I agree - praise the work, not the person.
    May 10 2017 10:16 AM
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Sotha

Terrorist attack now in Stockholm? Will this never end? :( Fieldmedic, you ok?
Locked Status Apr 07 2017 08:44 AM
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    Springheel
    The terrorism, and the general political response to it, is part of the reason those people are gaining power.
    Apr 07 2017 11:46 AM
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    Anderson
    There's a difference between Trump and Dughin inspired conspirologist/anti-globalist/pro-Russian opportunists.
    Apr 07 2017 11:54 AM
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    Sotha
    Lotsa discussion here, I'll start a thread
    Apr 07 2017 12:12 PM
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Sotha

Today is April Fools Day... Ever since the US presidential election campaign and with the advent of false news and alternative facts, the day does not mean much anymore. It is more like every normal day is april's fools day, and what we really need would be a special day when only 100% verified and truthful news is published.
Apr 01 2017 12:01 PM
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    Anderson
    Where's the fun without the complications?
    Apr 01 2017 12:16 PM
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    Springheel
    Wouldn't it be nice if people spent time being skeptical of unusual claims made on days OTHER than April 1st?
    Apr 02 2017 09:13 AM
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    Sotha
    Let's build a wall against lies and have the media/politicians pay for it! ;D
    Apr 04 2017 03:44 AM
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Sotha

Could someone please add Bakery Job to the ingame mission downloader and wiki FM list? Thank you very much!
Mar 16 2017 12:25 AM
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    Sotha
    I don't know how to do it, so Biker, if you could, I would be ever so grateful! Thanks!
    Mar 16 2017 01:34 PM
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    Bikerdude
    Done.
    Mar 16 2017 02:29 PM
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    Sotha
    Thanks man!
    Mar 17 2017 12:17 AM
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Sotha

Good lord I never knew video exporting (stitching separate videos into one plus adding little effects) is soooo fricking slow.
Feb 23 2017 03:07 PM
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    Sotha
    I mean, the work by me is fast, but the exporting of the final product by the software (OpenShot) takes forever.
    Feb 23 2017 03:09 PM
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    kano
    Investigate if the program in question supports GPU encoding. It will go at real-time speed, or faster.
    Feb 24 2017 10:48 AM
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Sotha

I am working on a 1-5 room map. Basic geometry is done and detailing pass is half way there. Elapsed time 125 minutes. I am recording every second of my build and will make youtube tutorial out of it. Just a little gift to those who want to see what it takes to put out a small/tiny mission.
Feb 21 2017 04:07 PM
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    demagogue
    Cool
    Feb 22 2017 07:30 AM
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    AluminumHaste
    Nice, can't wait to watch it.
    Feb 22 2017 09:39 AM
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    Goldwell
    Awesome work! Looking forward to seeing this, hopefully pick up a couple of new mapping techniques ;)
    Feb 22 2017 02:35 PM
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Sotha

Congrats on the release! Thanks to the team, once again, for their great efforts! Now, where do I get a babysitter so I can try this beast out without interruptions...?
Feb 16 2017 12:36 AM
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    Fieldmedic
    Buy the kid some lego and teach him your modular building technique!
    Feb 16 2017 06:48 AM
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    Cambridge Spy
    Make sure your kids are safely locked up in the car, with the windows wound up.
    Feb 16 2017 07:41 AM
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    Anderson
    That last one is sisnister.
    Feb 16 2017 01:31 PM
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Sotha

The family member count increases by one. All hail the newest addition! With the new baby, things are super-hectic, so I'm out of the TDM scene for a while. Sorry about that! Cheers, and keep up the good work!
Jan 27 2017 03:56 AM
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    STiFU
    Congrats, Mr. Sotha. Best wishes!
    Jan 28 2017 05:08 AM
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    SeriousToni
    Congrats and health! We wish you and your "addition" the very best! But don't forget about us waiting for you to come back! :)
    Jan 28 2017 05:48 PM
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    Melan
    Woo-hoo!
    Jan 31 2017 06:45 AM
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Sotha

Today I made something extra, just because it was possible. Not sure if it is gonna end up in my WIP. Let's see....
Oct 31 2016 03:01 PM
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    Obsttorte
    No, we wont! :)
    Nov 03 2016 04:41 AM
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    nbohr1more
    Smiley overload :) (I'm sure the mission will be fun, surprise or not.)
    Nov 03 2016 09:27 AM
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    Tarhiel
    After that mission is out, can you tell us "you know, this mission right here contains that little extra I have talked about?" Would be very nice of you :)

    Nov 06 2016 09:52 PM
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Sotha

Releasing Coercion tonight!
Sep 27 2016 12:36 PM
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    grayman
    Congrats!
    Sep 28 2016 12:13 PM
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    Ladro
    Such a brillant and beautiful mission, as usual! Congratulation and thanks!
    Oct 02 2016 07:07 AM
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    Tarhiel
    And a good mission it was :)
    Oct 02 2016 09:24 AM
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Sotha

Damn! The brits leave EU? What next, the US chooses Trump for president? Looks like 2016 is the year when the western countries shoot themselves in the leg. Big time. Let's hope the public servants can mitigate the damage. Surely they have a plan B in their sleeves. Things usually work out in the end, somehow.
Jun 24 2016 04:18 AM
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    stumpy
    the EU is a dictatorship. They create laws you can not object to, you have to except without question.
    Jun 24 2016 01:05 PM
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    Sotha
    The European Union was a dream given form. Its goal, to prevent another war by creating a place where humans could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call - home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers. Several countries situated on many billion tons of earth, all alone in the night.
    Jun 24 2016 01:51 PM
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    stumpy
    I looked it up the EU is based on the Russian model that created the USSR minus the communism. So the goal is for all member states to cease to become countries and just be member states. Which would mean one national football team, one Olympic team, one seat on the UN.
    Jun 25 2016 07:20 AM
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Sotha

Back to basics: I've been playing Hitman: Codename 47 again. They don't make 'em like they used to. I love the brutal difficulty and no saves. It really makes me do whatever it takes to get the job done with minimal risk.
Jun 03 2016 06:43 AM
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    Cambridge Spy
    I can beat it in under 5 hours.
    Jun 03 2016 09:39 PM
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    Sotha
    Yes, it is very easy once you know the missions. AH, hitman 1 does not penalize at all killing every single enemy combatant, so you could make stuff really easy for yourself. Just discreetly clear the area you want to operate in and so forth.
    Jun 04 2016 05:05 AM
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    Baal
    I tried to play the second one a while ago, and I couldn't get into it. I wanted to play stealthy and it wasn't fun at all this way.
    Jun 04 2016 05:19 AM
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Sotha

...and we are back! Thank Cog! Thanks for fixing, who ever did it!
May 29 2016 06:14 AM
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    Bikerdude
    That would be Young Taaaki are Server supremo.
    May 29 2016 06:20 AM
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    demagogue
    Thanks Taaaki! It really made me notice how often I stop by at least.
    May 29 2016 06:41 AM
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    Ladro
    I was terrorized when I've seen TDM page down :-(
    I quickly jumped (returned) to see any news on TTLG, after some years, just to get some news on the Volta FM (IMHO a masterpiece!)
    May 29 2016 11:03 AM
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Sotha

Whee! Just completed that new Brutal Doom hell on earth wad. On "10 out of 12" difficulty level I just had to cheat my way through the boss fight. Difficult stuff, but fun game if you forgive the boss fight and the couple of the final hell missions.
May 09 2016 02:12 PM