Comic Discussion - Week of 5-07-07

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Comic Discussion - Week of 5-07-07

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'sup?
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Post by Mr. Obvious »

shame on you, legendary. Everybody knows that giving items to bums leads to a very long trading sequence.

also, disc 2? I always tought of legendary like a SNES rpg...XD

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This "Disc 2" business is making me consider switching over to RPG Maker XP. We'll see though, I still might be able to fit everything into one "disc."

It seems like half of his comics are designed to give me migraines...

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Post by Waf »

The big reason to go XP is to be able to mod the code and make it super betterly awesome.

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Comic bubble dialog boxes. Character portraits. If you can imagine it you can program it in.
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Post by Mr. Obvious »

Yeah, i remeber when there still was a Maker Universe. =p. It was the best rm2k(3)(XP) there ever was.Also, awesome resources for it.

OMG, i want to play marbles rpg!

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Post by Germ »

The sad part about that Joystiq poll is that Legendary is so far behind when it's the only non-Penny-Arcade comic that doesn't look painfully generic.

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Foxhound was also pretty good.
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Post by Waf »

Yeah I was behind the push to get Legendary and Foxhound in cause quite frankly once Concerned ended, all the comics they put up were just painfully generic Penny Arcade clones. Hopefully though, I think if we can get Legendary in for a couple weeks people might warm up to the writing without being turned off by the stick figures.
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Post by Legendary »

I'm going to sell out this week with a 300 reference.

You have been forewarned.
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Legendary wrote:I'm going to sell out this week with a 300 reference.

You have been forewarned.
That's it, I quit.

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You do not know shame until you have been beaten in the polls by this comic for Saturday and Sunday. It would drive lesser men than I to madness.
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Post by TakatoGuil »

I take it back! Quality may be found at Legendary's doorstep! And yet... I can't put DA down! Someone, beat me upside the head with a shovel!

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Post by Lamoni »

You know, entering a comic like Legendary into a generic poll is always a bad idea. Legendary isn't aimed at the general comic audience--it's aimed at geeks and nerds who play RPG games and have no time on their hands! Learn to market. >_<

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a date with Counter-Strike: Source.

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Post by Waf »

Ultimately the problem with the roundup is that it creates a situation where you can have more readers by making bad gaming comics, than making good comics, and you get the same thru traffic regardless of whether or not your comic is any good. So basically these guys are rewarded for doing a bad job so as far as I can tell they stop really trying to do a good job. I'm hoping even if they can't win legendary and Foxhound can at least help keep them honest.

As far as the one that is winning this week. He's won the last 4 contest with about the same quality, and it is very easy to cheat those polls. Which tends to make me think....
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Post by Germ »

It appears as though Dueling Analogs never started trying to do a good job.

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Post by Waf »

Yeah DA is just plain bad. I mean I'd read CAD before I read DA. It's that bad....

I think Legendary has a very uphill battle getting accepted. It's copy and paste, it's stick figures and it's on CG. Thank god it is well written and funny. Else you'd be hosed Led.
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At the same time, the very first comic is by far the hardest. You haven't found your voice yet. You don't have established characters. It's just not fun to write. Once you've gotten 163 comics in and only 3 are good. That's when it's a problem.
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Post by Nico »

I've got to be honest -- while I'm quite fond of Legendary (though I never saw the style before it went to stick figures... *hint* *hint*) I thought the comic entered in the poll wasn't the strongest. And I thought foxhound was pretty damn funny -- but in the end I did my civic duty and voted for Legendary.

And while it's poll rankings aren't great (8% as of writing) at least it's beating Dualing Analogs. My faith in humanity is restored to some degree.

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Post by Tiako »

Yeah, I am forced to admit that it was only a mediocre Legendary, but a truly excellent Penny Arcade.

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Post by Waf »

It's a shame cause the Legendary comic I submitted for their consideration was better than the one they ended up picking. Oh well.
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