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The Gallery / ryder poster
« on: January 17, 2015, 10:25:02 am »

This was supposed to be celebrating R&D, then aerodrome, then I stopped liking it and let it rot for a month

General Discussion / goio's great community
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:16:23 pm »
Like everybody else who's been playing for more than a few weeks, I really love goio's community. I love how things are structured (for now) such that getting to know all the other regular players is inevitable, and how social the game is while remaining a serious competitive game. But I feel like the community has an overblown opinion of how inclusive it is, particularly when it comes to women.

I'm going to be blunt here: I get catcalled, told to suck various parts of people's anatomy, and have graphic things said about my body more in goio than I do in dota. You know, the game full of racist, misogynistic 14 year olds? Yeah, that dota. And while it pains me to say this, no one here seems at all interested in fixing this. As far as I can tell, making sure female players feel safe is secondary to making sure toxic, aggressive male players feel welcomed. I've had people threaten to rape me or other female players with mods or even muse employees literally in the lobby listening to it happen and to my knowledge nothing was ever done about it. If it was, it was only after it was way too late anyway.

The backlash to the girls of icarus event is just another aspect of this. One of the ideas behind it is to give female players a chance to play without having to worry about that stuff happening, and to connect with other people who they can talk about these issues with. But the community as a whole has reacted by lampooning it, decrying it as sexist, and making fun of it in lobby chat. Female-only events or subgroups are not unheard of, and many other communities have collectively acknowledged that they're a pretty reasonable thing to have. Why not goio?

It's like half the guys in this community are more upset at the idea of me wanting to be able to play without getting threatened or catcalled than they are at the reality of me getting threatened and catcalled.

I guess what I'm saying here is that I'm really disappointed. I like you guys, and I want to believe you're better than this.

General Discussion / achievement jokes
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:12:35 pm »
So, that one freaking engineer achievement is a fairly transparent John le Carré reference:

Are there any more bits of wit hidden in the achievement descriptions?

The Lounge / new co-op map
« on: August 30, 2014, 08:19:58 am »
Not really relevant to anything, but the co-op map that got demoed yesterday reminded me a lot of the area around mývatn:

I'm going to love imagining I'm flying over iceland

Feedback and Suggestions / freckles!
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:17:40 pm »
I mentioned this in the stream earlier today, but are there plans to make additional face masks (IE, like the scars we already have)? Freckles, war paint, etc--I think they'd look really cool and would be a relatively low-cost thing to make.

also I really want my character to have freckles

Feedback and Suggestions / AI customization
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:50:09 pm »
I am not sure if this has been suggested before, but I couldn't find anything like it, so.

I think it would help make AIs more effective if, in ship customization, you could set what crew makeup you want (two engi one gunner, three engi), so any AIs that get added in will automatically complete your desired crew. I'm not sure if respawning with an AI gunner when you have a human engi and gunner is still a thing, but if so that would get rid of it.

More substantially, I think it would be good if for each ship you could set which components you wanted each AI to focus on. EG, on a junker you could set your gunner AI to focus on the bottom guns and main engine, one engi to focus on the side guns, turners, and balloon, and one to focus on the front gun and hull.

Obviously since this would only affect games where captains do not have complete ships it is maybe not worth worrying about, but I feel like it would make AIs substantially more useful without actually requiring them to be made any smarter.

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