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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by pauxlo » January 11th, 2011, 7:14 pm

dipseydoodle wrote:
Zerovirus wrote: Wesnoth has never been extremely popular and it never will be,
Actually, Wesnoth IIRC has been rather popular in the past year or so(1.8 got 1 million downloads!).
It obviously depends on what you count as "rather popular" and "extremely popular".

If you ask average people on the street whether they have heard of (or even installed/played) BfW, how many would say "yes"?

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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by woodmouse » January 12th, 2011, 8:23 pm

pauxlo wrote:If you ask average people on the street whether they have heard of (or even installed/played) BfW, how many would say "yes"?
0.

But... I couldn't watch the review. I just... when I heard the first words, I almost threw my screen out of the window. I'm shaking of anger, SERIOUSLY. That video will probably soon be the first thing to come up of google when searching Wesnoth... And then we're all doomed.
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Post by Velensk » January 12th, 2011, 8:30 pm

I've actually met a few on my college campus but elsewhere I've not seen anyone else who knows it.
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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by artisticdude » January 12th, 2011, 9:02 pm

I know one or two people who knew what Wesnoth is, and I've told at least a dozen others. Spreading the word. :P *cue motivational music*
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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by Zerovirus » January 12th, 2011, 9:54 pm

I know two people who play it occasionally... and one that played but uninstalled because he said the idea of the RNG as a core gameplay facet was stupid.

Sigh.

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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by pauxlo » January 12th, 2011, 9:59 pm

Two of my "real life friends" are (or were) playing, but those only started playing since they were always observing me reading the Wesnoth forums.

I think I may have met some of the Esperanto translators, too.

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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by Frogger5 » January 13th, 2011, 12:07 am

Zerovirus wrote:I know two people who play it occasionally... and one that played but uninstalled because he said the idea of the RNG as a core gameplay facet was stupid.

Sigh.
I loled :lol2:

None of my friends even play free games on the computer. They either play video games, or online flash games. :P except my brother, but he tried Wesnoth and didn't like it.
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Post by Sapient » January 13th, 2011, 12:25 am

woodmouse wrote:... I couldn't watch the review. I just... when I heard the first words, I almost threw my screen out of the window. I'm shaking of anger, SERIOUSLY. That video will probably soon be the first thing to come up of google when searching Wesnoth... And then we're all doomed.
Maybe you should make a rage guy comic? Or get Doc to throw chocolate boomerangs at him... that's another option.

As a side note, I have randomly conversed with some people who knew of Wesnoth.
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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by artisticdude » January 13th, 2011, 12:31 am

woodmouse wrote:I couldn't watch the review. I just... when I heard the first words, I almost threw my screen out of the window. I'm shaking of anger, SERIOUSLY. That video will probably soon be the first thing to come up of google when searching Wesnoth... And then we're all doomed.
Doomed? Doubt it. The project will continue no matter what the world in general might think if it. The worst the review could possibly do is hurt the mobile port sales, but I seriously doubt they'll be affected significantly in any way by this particular review.
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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by Jetrel » January 13th, 2011, 1:34 am

shadowmaster wrote:Only Kyle knows for sure, but I’d guess given the amount of source code changes involved in the 1.6 port, rebasing them against 1.8 could be nearly impossible without similar amounts of time/money/energy/chocolate investment.
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What you really want to do for an iOS port, is to .. not have it be a port. iOS is very much like a regular linux OS, since apps can natively be C++, SDL, and OpenGL. So you just write a program that runs in that, and optimize it heavily enough that it works well on low end hardware. You then either make a UI that works on both computer and touch UIs (feasible if you forgo "hover" events for a mouse interface, or for a key interface you just use a virtual dpad/etc).

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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by krotop » January 13th, 2011, 12:15 pm

Did I hear correctly "wesnoth has a lot of content, maybe not a lot of depth" ? Because the same could be retorted to low-cost journalism.
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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by dipseydoodle » January 13th, 2011, 7:18 pm

pauxlo wrote:
dipseydoodle wrote: Actually, Wesnoth IIRC has been rather popular in the past year or so(1.8 got 1 million downloads!).
It obviously depends on what you count as "rather popular" and "extremely popular".

If you ask average people on the street whether they have heard of (or even installed/played) BfW, how many would say "yes"?
That happened to me a few times actually :lol2:
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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by bumbadadabum » January 14th, 2011, 7:53 am

krotop wrote:Did I hear correctly "wesnoth has a lot of content, maybe not a lot of depth" ? Because the same could be retorted to low-cost journalism.
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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by Zachron » January 15th, 2011, 3:22 am

Yeah, but they really didn't do their homework on it. My guess is they made it at the last-minute after fiddle-farting their time away on other stuff.
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Re: Youtube reviews Wesnoth!

Post by woodmouse » January 21st, 2011, 7:41 pm

Frogger5 wrote:None of my friends even play free games on the computer. They either play video games, or online flash games. :P except my brother, but he tried Wesnoth and didn't like it.
Yeah, kind of the same... They just think that "free game = sucks"... :? Though some are the complete opposite, and think "commercial game = sucks". :lol:
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