I think you're only upset at all the attention he gets.
"You're only mad because he's popular!" Brilliant retort. Even though he made a huge post pointing out the specific details he disliked about the talentless faggot that you enjoy so much, and saying that it's not really a huge merit to make your own music if you make shallow, generic dog shit. Just because he makes his own music doesn't make it good. Just because you're better than the shittiest of the shit, does not make it good.
In my younger days I was an avid and great artist. The greatest that this shithole of a website has ever seen, according to most (if not all). But I have neither enough time or enough booze for drawing these days. I'd planned to take the day off and spend time with a couple of buddies. My buddies travel light and they're fun to have around. One travels in a holster, the other in a hip flask. The name's Shackles, Detective Shackles. What people call me is something else again. I'm a private eye. It says so on my door. I keep two magnums in my desk. One's a gun, and I keep it loaded. The other's a bottle, and it keeps me loaded. I'm Detective Shackles, I'm a private snoop. It's a tough job, but then, I'm a tough guy. Some people don't like an audience when they work. Enough of them have told me with blunt instruments that I'm a phrenologist's dream come true. Snooping pays the bills though. Especially Bill, my bookie, and Bill, my probation officer. The smoke of my joints mixed with the smoke of my .38. If business was as good as my aim, I'd be on easy street. Instead, I've got an office on 69th street and a nasty relationship with a string of vietnamese prostitutes. Yeah, that's me, Detective Shackles. I've got eight slugs in me. One's lead, the rest are bourbon. The drink packs a wallop, and I pack a revolver. I'm a private eye. Suddenly the door swung open, and in walked trouble. Brunette, as usual. The dame said she had a case. She sounded like a case herself, but I can't choose my clients. The last thing I wanted this morning was a case to solve, but the dame who brought it was persuasive, as most dames are, somehow. I told her it'd cost her fifty greenbacks a day, plus expenses. The dame's scream hit an octave usually reserved for calling dogs, but it meant I had a case. And the sound of greenbacks slapping across my palm is music to my ears any day. After all, I'm not an opera critic. I'm a private eye. She was the pushy type, the kind who's break your heart, or maybe your arms. I hurried over. Either she had a psychotic decorator, or the place had been ransacked by someone in a big hurry. The dame was hysterical. Dames usually are. The click of a hammer being cocked behind my head focused my thoughts the way only a .38 can. The dame had set me up! She didn't want me to solve the case at all! She just wanted a patsy to pin the crime on! I didn't like the way this story was shaping up, so I decided to write a new ending with my .45 automatic as co-author. I introduced the dame to a friend who's very close to my heart. Just a little down and left, to be specific. My friend is a eloquent speaker. He made three profound arguments while I excused myself from the room. I always leave when the talk gets philisophical. Did I mention that I'm Detective Shackles, private eye?
Nitro, before you invite people here any more, can you double-check to make sure they aren't an absolute idiot first? If they don't even draw, won't contribute, and are known to cause drama on other forums, we really do not want them here.
It should be noted that those monsters are from the game Shadow of the Colossus
lolwhat, no they aren't. SotC is my favorite game, and neither of the dudes that RK entered with are bosses in it, and if they actually are colossi from the game, or are unofficial 'fan colossi' or something, that makes me further stand by my point that he shouldn't be entering with these because, as a matter of opinion, I think using things from other fictions in SPB canon is retarded. That'd be like joining with Spider-Man or Mario & Luigi. Also, in SotC the colossi are typically slow and sluggish, but in Scriptless Fighting the 'colossus' that RK entered with immediately popped out of the ground and squished two people, and that slow/sluggish nature of colossi is the only reason your character in the game doesn't get completely wrecked in 3 seconds.
and are pretty weak to conventional attack. I.E. magically enhanced sword. Shouldn't take that long to drop one if you really wanted to. In hind sight, we're more over powered then they are. I guess it really depends on how Robotkilla handles them.
Those had defined weakpoints and if you attacked them anywhere other than their weakpoints, it would take off like 1/200 of their healthbar, and the 'magically enhanced sword' you're referring to only does so much damage to colossi in SotC because it was used by a previous warrior to slay and seal away the monster that became all the seperate colossi, so canonically that sword and other super-powerful weapons are the only things that can really damage colossi that much, and that's only if you hit them in their weakpoints which Robotkilla did not define, which just further proves my point that he needs to explain what these are himself and make profiles for them that gives us some insight into what they are and the extent of their powers.
tl;dr Don't try to use logic that applies to a videogame on me because RobotKilla has already not followed the logic of the game, you're incorrect about them being very vulnerable to conventional damage, and this confusion over these just proves my original point that he needs to explain what these are and define their abilities and weaknesses before he starts randomly jumping into threads with them
Robotkilla, can you stop joining threads with random giant monsters without explaining anything about them? Because both of the ones you've joined threads with now are bigger than almost every brawler I can think of, and could clearly smash a city block with no effort at all, which makes me assume that they're overpowered. I don't know whether you consider these to be characters of yours or if you're just introducing random 'enemies', but it's typically common etiquette here that you put characters in the Concept Art thread or at least somewhere where people can give criticism on them before you start randomly joining into threads with them.
Like I said, this website is incredibly outwardly frightening. I'm sure some Facepunch members have given it a chance, but with some incredibly poorly done mspaint art and lot's of lol's and XD's, they've been scared away.
Are you saying that SPB members are like that or that FP MSPaint section members are like that? If you're saying people on SPB are like that, then that's completely untrue. Even if some of our members don't produce super high-quality stuff, most of the people I know here strongly encourage trying to improve at art, almost always in a friendly way, whereas in the FP MSPaint section, I saw countless threads where someone would make a thread and just because they couldn't draw well they would get completely told off in incredibly rude ways by several members in the place.
Not to mention how odd the "Super Paint Brawl" must seem.
I really don't get what is weird about this site, there are other drawing roleplay sites and general roleplay sites out there, it's not some strange, impossible concept to grasp. If you're talking about the community being odd, then I'll give you that one, but it's no stranger than most other places out there, including most of FP that I've seen.
And really honestly some of you guys do act a bit like little kids. I'm not pointing names, but this place needs more members and better artists to attract them, and who knows, maybe you used too many smilies (a big no-no on facepunch) or mispelled things to the point it stopped being funny and killed itself.
It always seemed ironic to me how heavily people on FP (at least the MSPaint section, not really talking about other sections since I didn't browse most of them) always prided themselves on how mature the community was and how they had a very strict etiquette for the place, but there were shitposters everywhere and some of the most respected artists/members there were also the biggest, most dramatic jerks there, even managing to show up and cause shitstorms here too. I've seen people using smilies and acting like annoying little kids hugely more in the FP MSPaint section than I have on SPB.
Facepunchers are a group of some pretty smart people, but in a forum of 46,000 Members, it's a little hard to keep some people from simply being terrible. That's just how it is.
Fair enough, we're not a big community here so it's harder to compare SPB to FP, even to compare SPB to the FP MSPaint section is somewhat of a stretch, but I also think it's fair that, since a lot of the members that came here and stuck around from there just ran in and caused tons of drama and talked down to other users, we avoid trying to advertise there. Also, since they apparently all dislike us anyway, which is what I gather from what you're saying, not like advertising would be the smartest idea in the first place.
I'd say it's a pretty decent assumption considering how many shitposters there are there, and most of the members we initially got from there were people like Jewdozer and Retyuoligikl who were apparently some of the most respected members in the MSpaint section, and they just caused pissloads of drama.
What do you say? Should I continue the concept work on him or leave him to erode into nothingness?
I like him, I like the idea that his powers are centered around charging up his attacks to make them more powerful over time if he's more passive. Also seems interesting that he frequents or lives in the hospital.
Why is everybody flipping out over Nitro's reserve? 48 hours is 2 days, there are people who make pic reserves for way longer than that. I had a sort-of pic reserve for like, a month (granted, I explained that I wasn't going to have any real time to work on it until spring break a month after I ended up making the reserve, but still). There are like 5 other threads that people can participate in while they wait a couple days for Nitro to finish. If he's putting effort into making a good, lengthy comic, then I say let him do it and stop being so god damn impatient. If he's taking like a week to do it, then you should start complaining about him taking the whole reserve thing to an 'extreme', but two days? Give him a break.
I agree with Des, let's just ditch the side-bar thing. It sounds boring to just have one person do it (and I'm sure Des would be the best candidate for doing them anyways and he wants them gone). It's just going to cause a pissload of drama and controversy over whether we should only have high-quality pictures in the side-profiles or if we should just let everyone do them, because if we only let people who have ones that are apparently good, then that's fucking retarded and counter-productive, we don't need to discourage people who are new with drawing or still have to improve as artists by having a circle of elite douchebags who get their side-bars on while nobody else does. But, we're designing a website with the goal of making it look good to attract new members, if we let absolutely everybody post side-bars without question, then there WILL be bad ones that should not be randomly showing up on every page of the site that will push away potential members. So yeah, it was an interesting idea, but it's just a bunch of drama ready to explode, and splatter right in all of our faces.
How is it harder to scroll than it is to go to the next page? If anything, it'd make it worse to lower the post count because you have to click on that little tiny arrow at the bottom of the page more often, if we're talking about minor inconveniences.
Most of the powers seem pretty nice, the character seems cool. Only thing I'd say you might want to reconsider would be the hacking ability, or maybe make it more defined like give a few specific things he can do with it. Just giving him undefined reality-hacking abilities means he could potentially do anything, sort of like just having undefined 'magic' abilities. Otherwise, the power-scanning thing is a cool idea, the lasers and other things are always fine, so really I'd just work on the hacking thing and give it more specific abilities.