RE: My thoughts on Custom Stories
Dark, I highly agree... So far, I have played maybe 10-15 campaigns and whenever I had played one that seemed fishy upon reading the description, I would find myself catching un-matching environments, clipping errors, no/very little story, same predictable "scares" that frankly, do not scare me... Like naked guys, monsters on key pick-up, the such. Much so, I would quit the campaign half-way through because I lost interest. This accounts for about 3-4... Too many in my opinion.
Then yes flamez3, I'm sorry. I AM NOT HATING ON PEWDIE WHEN I SAY THIS, PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND. I find WAY too many stories with golden statues in the most unrealistic spots and usually pointed out specifically for the player to see... On a mantle, it's fine. The top of a desk, it's fine... But in the sewers, a drawer, the center of the floor, enlarged, many in one map, etc. I can no longer believe that the story was taken seriously and I am brought back to reality, broken of immersion, and am no longer afraid, but in a blank state, no longer able to be fearful of Amnesia for the time being. I'm tired of people going out of the story's way to place a golden statue or oddly placed suit of armor. I don't hate PewDie WHATSOEVER. He's a funny guy. But what I am getting tired of seeing is this plead of the creators to have PD play their maps in hopes it will give them recognition or some kind of gratitude. This is my opinion, I am just getting tired of taking my time out of the day to download a story that was clumped into a dirty snowball, when I could download a well-formed snowman. (metaphorically speaking...)
I feel Bendik's pain and I am his friend, as well as fellow creator. As well, I do not care about how many people know PewDie or how many subscribers he has. He could have everyone on this forum and I would not think any different of the situation in my hands.
I love to see great stories with time and detail spent on it, which is why I do the same for mine. I get down to the thousandth of a decimal if needed to stop a clipping issue or match a primitive. You can see this in any of my stories. It's not hard to be specific, you just need to have the devotion of your story to provide it. And sadly... I am not seeing enough devotion. Perhaps watch the link Khyrpa has posted. I watched and it is indeed what is needed greatly.
(This post was last modified: 01-17-2012 09:36 PM by Statyk.)