My Pet Troll

Pet Troll

I have a pet troll now. He’s very loyal and determined. Sadly, he’s not house-trained. He doesn’t know how to follow instructions or to do things on his own, especially the more complex tasks. He likes to follow at my heels, nipping my ankles, and often lashes out merely in frustration and rage. Occasionally, he’ll lunge hit-and-run style, just to let me know he’s around. Most of the time, however, he just lurks in the shadows, waiting and watching. When I least expect it, he’ll dart out unexpectedly and bite hard, and then he’ll skulk back into the shadows again. If I feed him, his voraciousness grows; if I ignore…

Professional Jealousy Trolls

Armed & Dangerous - Trolls and Game Development

I happened across an article on Reddit. Quite by accident, I might add. I was looking for something else and the article entitled Have You Had Any Jealousy Breakouts When You See Other People’s Games Succeed? piqued my curiosity. Green-Eyed Monster In Your Closet As I started reading, the poster’s words resonated with me. Not because I’m jealous as such, but because I used to feel the same way. He goes on to say that some game developers seem to have more success than others and are upvoted more. Some, like him, have minimal success and more downvotes. There could be any number of reasons why this would happen. It…

Trolls and Game Development

Armed & Dangerous - Trolls and Game Development

Trolls and game development go hand in hand, it seems, and there’s really no escaping it. The reasons behind trolling aren’t that important. The knock-on effects – especially on new or independent game developers – are! Rating, No Comment For many indie gamedevs (myself included), one of the major frustrations is the lack of proper comments accompanying ratings. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, of course, so they have the right to comment on the game, as not every game will appeal to every player. It’s a matter of personal taste or preference. So, with this in mind, it’s inevitable that a game’s ratings will be affected by this diversity…