games aren't fun anymore, especially multiplayer games. single player indies still have a chance, but the rest went to shit a long time ago. every game is a service, every transaction is micro, every loot drop is a lootcrate, everything's a battle pass, everything's a crossover, nothing is just a fucking game anymore.
sea of thieves
i loved sea of thieves, man. incredible game. common rareware W.
and then after 2 years of smooth sailing (no pun intended), it all went to shit. battle pass! real money shop! pirates of the carribean crossover! no longer was the game sea of thieves, it was a pirates of the carribean ad and skinner box masquerading as a game nobody will ever be able to play again. this is far from a rare occurence.
warframe is a unique case. it's always had a questionable cash shop system, but at the same time it's also historically been one of the most f2p friendly games out there. and for what it's worth, what remains of warframe still is very f2p friendly.
unfortunately, DE (the devs) seems determined to get rid of all the good parts.
i'm too tired to rant about railjack again, but the TL;DR is this:
-Railjack was a truly cooperative mode, a first for warframe. While warframe has historically been a co-op shooter, this is the first mode where if you aren't working with your team you're gonna lose.
-While rough around the edges, it's nonetheless very fun and rewarding.
-About a year after release, DE releases corpusjack.
-Corpusjack totally fucks the balancing, fucks the rewards, ruins the coop, and generally fucks it all up.
it's not just corpusjack either. it's everything. scarlet spear was bad, new war (the culmination to EIGHT YEARS OF PLOT) came out half-baked, the new eximus and operator reworks have just made the game more painful to play, it's all just a fucking mess.
sorry for another rant, theres some more i want to talk about but im too tired to.
maybe the luddites had a point actually
AI art fucking terrifies me. as a self proclaimed Artist myself, and as someone who's friend group is 90% actual artists, this shit's fucked man. For years everyone's been saying that creativity is the one thing AI will never be able to replicate, it'll only be manual labour, all that shit.
and yet. here we are.
i mean if we didnt live in a fucking capitalist society then it'd be fine, but the fact of the matter is we do and so basically until we reach FULLY AUTOMATIC LUXURY GAY SPACE COMMUNISM the arts are gonna be fucked to hell and thats gonna fucking suck.
for the record im not talking about dall-e mini and it's ilk, im talking dall-e 2 and stuff in a similar league to it quality wise.
sorry for rant
20,000 views! Fuck yeah! And 60 followers!
sorry for not updating the site at all recently (or writing anything), i promise i'm still alive. splatoon 3 has activated my ultimate autism technique: hyperfixation overdrive and i've also been kind of unmotivated in general, but i'll try to crank something other than a blog post out soon-ish.
thank you for all for looking at my site though. i appreciate it.
WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY
god i hate capitalism. youre all smart so you understand why but. GOD. every so often i lose the mental energy to pretend i dont hate it here and it just fucking sucks. i'm comically unemployable, live on the poverty line, and england is in like five recessions at once right now. im so fucked.
we have to reach a breaking point soon, right? things can't just keep getting worse forever? eventually everyone else will stop being stupid?
by the way, can i just say how much i HATE people who call for a "return of the middle class" like FUCK YOU. for a middle class to exist, there must be a class below it and above it. otherwise it's not the middle class. none of them want to improve the system in any way, they simply wish to retake their position of privilege within it. and they position themselves as allies of the working class, like they're in the fight with us. they're honestly worse than the actual ruling class, cause at least the ruling class is plainfaced evil and doesnt pretend otherwise.
i've been deepdiving geocities archives, and wow. the whole place is just so... sad. i talked about a similar kind of thing in shortform blog entry 07/11/21 16:06 (but far worse cause it was a year ago), but like. these places were populated once. people updated their sites, talked to other people, roleplayed, blogged about things, put their heart and soul into this, and now all that's left of geocities is a ghost town.
will we even get to be a ghost town, or will we be totally forgotten?
*segue into semi-related thought*
neocities is great, i'm happy to be here, but it's missing a certain je ne sais quoi of sincere naivety, you know? we're counter culture, we know what we're doing here and why we're doing it, and in some ways we're defined more by what we aren't than what we are. like, we aren't The Soulless Social Media Web, and that's great, but what are we? geocities wasn't defined by it's opposition to anything, it simply was, and the sites simply were. and while undoubtedly almost every site on neocities is trying to simply be, all of them are underscored by the fact that simply being is an act of rebellion against the current status quo.
didn't expect to be back so soon, but here we are.
i looked more into the drama. yeah i changed my mind everyone was pretty much equally wrong and dumb
if im actually the wrong and dumb one here please let me know, i only have third hand information on all this shit
SPLATOON 3 TESTFIRE
the splatoon 3 testfire was fucking awesome. the new weapons are awesome, the new maps are awesome, tricolor battles are surprisingly balanced, everything looks awesome.
which is why i'm worried nintendo's gonna fuck it all up.
i mean, catalogs are still a thing they won't elaborate on. the game's still rated for microtransactions. servers are still janky. it's all just... guh.
enough about that though, thoughts about the good stuff:
the tacticooler is rad as hell. i'm a support main in all games that let you do that, and finally being able to erect a dispenser in splatoon is awesome (and on the n-zap, most based weapon ever!!). i need to get better at positioning it, but that'll come with time.
the new lobby is awesome, i love the hologram effect on other players, and them actually being 2d. it's both a really clever resource saving thing, and also just looks really cool.
i got to clout 300k and paper ruler, which was awesome.
sorry for only writing shitty ironic x reader stuff the past few days. i don't plan to stop, but i'm still sorry. i'm gonna try and make the panchiko shrine too (unless anyone has another one they want me to make first) so you can see me write about a band you dont care about instead of a game you dont care about.
that whole drama a few days ago was really fucked tbh. like one side (proship) was absolutely in the wrong but on the whole everyone just seemed to be handling everything in the dumbest stupidest way possible. but maybe i just lack the critical information.
that's pretty much all i have to say for now
i've been thinking more about splatoon 3, and honestly i'm kind of worried about the catalog system. i am the #1 battle pass despiser in the world and if they put anything like that in then im gonna be SO PISSED. they were reallly good about salmon run rewards though, so hopefully they won't mess this one up. also, the way they said "finale" in the single player trailer similarly has me worried. could be some weird translation wording, but if this is the final splatoon game i will be so sad.
guess we're just gonna have to find out
i got the switch running!!! (1) (2). I'm really glad it's working again, even if it has no games (until splatoon 3 drops, that is). Well I guess there's metroid dread which i really wanna play but i don't have any money to afford that :(
in other news, i got the shrine page up and running! while it's a bit barebones right now, i'm hoping to expand the jump king one soon and add some more (panchiko, hypnospace, splatoon, and homestuck are the main contenders). the jump king page was a BITCH to get working but i'm really proud of the results.
nothing else has really happened, my life is boring
Finally got this up and running. I'm bad at starting things, so I'll just get right into it:
I'm glad to finally have a long-form kind of blog thing, the shortform one kinda sucked. I probably won't be updating this one as much, because I really don't have much interesting to say, but we'll see how it goes.
I've been thinking of making some shrines, but I don't want to keep adding more stuff to procrastinate on getting the writing page actually sorted. But at the same time, I really wanna make those shrines.
This heatwave is killing me, I hate living in england.
AO3 is an awful site
Hi this is all broken aaaaa help me
hi does anyone know how to get rid of all this space