Former CL experience and skills:
- Project Planner
- Informative Threads
- Games Threads
- Discussion Threads
- Help and Advice Threads
- General Purpose Threads, such as doodling and writing.
- Holiday Event Planner
- Spent more time as a member of staff than a regular user.
- Quickest path from regular user to Administrator status.
- Most active and responsive mod when I was a moderator.
- Made this huge thread explaining warframe.
- Didn't become an insufferable asshole during debates and arguments.
- Respected confidentiality and didn't spread unfounded rumors or expose people's business.
- Wiling to take and give advice.
- Enforced the rules when they were broken, and only then.
--Jack-- joined on Mar 19th, 2013, since that has made 2004 posts that are still accessible today, 79 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, --Jack-- has given 3117 upvotes, and was last online on Nov 20th, 2019.
This is mostly a 2 year review and general update on whats happened since the last update.
I'm Retiring from being an Admin.
I simply have no reason or desire to be here as an active colorless member. Pretty much every friend I've made here has moved elsewhere or has already left CL. I don't feel like I have enough interest to stimulate a community that simply isn't active.
The Development Staff
On top of that, the "Development Staff" has also all but officially left. Numbers officially told me a while back when he'd started ignoring CL more that he was done, and I haven't heard from Neko, but I assume he's off doing his own things in life. It's not like any of us were going to pay them anyway.
I thought this at the time and still do. Discord is partly why this happened, in a sense. I started using it because it was better than skype, and its also easier to keep up with friends. We have a discord for CL, and no offense to Kinnear, but its pretty weak. A forum community with a chat that's the main attraction also having a discord and an IRC chat. No wonder we've been in a downward spiral of activity since before I was an admin. Also discord servers need colored roles and bots and things to actually get some activity. CL as a forum attracted users because of our chat. It was no secret that less users overall even looked at the forum, let alone posted in it. As time went on we've stretched the amount of space that users can "chat in" while not bothering to attract anyone else.
General Activity on CL
This is the part where yet another person says CL is dead. It isn't 100% dead, but it sure as hell isn't able to make lucid decisions from its hospital bed. I took a hiatus and literally ghosted CL for almost a year, and came back to find maybe...10 active members. A third of which are on staff or former staff. There isn't even enough activity to warrant moderation. The month I stopped by to watch and see basically felt like being a toll booth security guard, on duty for an empty road. Nevermind the fact I made a mountain dew badge as a joke for @Mairu just to see how long it would take anyone to notice. I've still yet to hear about it from anyone on staff.
In the time before my hiatus, we had a small writing project, a movie night almost no one showed for, and a Gifmas thread that was pretty small and unimpressive. Those are just threads I'd made of course, but I didn't exactly see too many others along side them. Then come fall and mid December, someone unplugged CL's potato and it went dead. A couple times. The final time it was said that warlock would "be able to fix it in january". So I went back to whatever it was I was doing instead of being an active member of the community.
And so, I've been seeing the posts here as the site is back up. Many users probably still don't know. I found out a couple days ago, and that was only because I accidentally clicked on this websites bookmark while attempting to visit a more active, interesting one.
So that's the brunt of it. @Kinnear & @Lieutenant are doing a pretty solid job from what I see. They're responsible for pretty much all of the flags being handled. One of you will probably end up being asked to be admin. Mairu is pretty busy IRL, and is so busy that she's not even very available on the private discord server just meant for our friends. You're better off assuming she isn't coming back either.
And good luck figuring out how stickied posts work, because I figured out literally everything in the phpmyadmin database on my own and there really wasn't an explanation. It wasn't too hard, but I was also a CS student at the time.
Okay I'll be deleting all these meat posts because you're all fucking up an otherwise straightforward thread.
I'm not even vegetarian and I know how to be civil...
The Dude Soup Podcast
Funhaus, a forking off of RoosterTeeth (such as Cow Chop and Achievement Hunter), mostly focused on improv comedy and gaming nonsense, the youtubers of Funhaus have many podcast like videos, but their most legitimate is the Dude Soup podcast, where they discuss recent pop culture news, often involving gaming and or cinema. While it has plenty of audio quality, they also have visual aides in many of the newer podcasts along with changes of scenery with their studio.
Also this too is not necessarily a child friendly podcast or Youtube channel. FH make many politically incorrect jokes, but seem to be pretty well rounded and avoid criticism due to the sheer spectrum of subjects they make fun of. One of my top 10 youtube channels easily.
Old thread bump
The Misfits Podcast
Simply put, these guys do a podcast about telling stories of when they goof off. Most of the time it's drug related, or money related. Starring Fitz, John on the Radio, Swaggersouls, and more youtubers, they usually play games and make off-color jokes on youtube. This is not a child-friendly podcast.
Selling Moderator, 50 gold
This is an online forum, typically used by people who are online a lot. Some people who are online are incapable of sports. Some aren't a fan at all. Others love sports, and sports with their friends often. Which are you?
The mechanics from the older spiderman games are much different to this one, in comparison, but overall Spiderman ps4 gives you more mobility and a smoother way to move through the city. I was hoping it would be good, and luckily I was more than impressed with the graphics quality.
There's also a totally different "timeline" (because marvel), where a lot of the "typical" things you see in spiderman have a fresh twist. MJ works for the paper, not Parker. J.J Jameson is an online ranting persona not unlike Alex Jones. You tune into his podcast occasionally while swinging around the city to hear his crazy take on the situation, typically trying his hardes to badmouth spiderman, often with things blowing up in his face. Also theres twenty some costumes to unlock, and powers to mix and match with them as you go. One of the first few suits available ends up being the Noir suit, which I like the most, seen below:
Also this takes place several years after Peter Parker has left school, and is basically out doing his own thing, working in a lab part time, and helping his aunt may with the F.E.A.S.T project that assists the homeless of newyork, based near chinatown, where Peter's apartment is at the beginning of the game. No origin story. No spider bite. No dead uncle Ben to sit through again. Thank god. That was getting boring to relive in each iteration of spiderman.
Some things are more restricted compared to past spiderman titles, however. For one, you can't leave manhattan. No statue of liberty for you. No Roosevelt island like in Spiderman 2. Just manhattan. Also the time is not constantly changing from day to night over a half an hour or so. The time of day advances with story missions, and sidequests that mandate a time of day when they take place. There are three periods of the day you end up swinging around in: Noon with clear blue skies, the evening with a bright semi-sunset (seen below), and around 11pm to midnight, where the sky is dark and the city is basically lit up. Important note: when you do complete the story missions, you can go to various locations around the city and change between the time of day at your leisure.
Overall, I have to say this has been the best open world spiderman game made to date, and I'm happy with what it's been, albeit a bit short for my tastes, but the story has its moments and comes to a close in a satisfying way, despite the 3 or 4 stealth sections where you play as someone that isn't spiderman, but they're really scripted and easy to get through.
Is "Boring Dystopia" a genre? That describes it well.