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also i'm very happy that still exists

thaaaaank you spazz for continuing to pay real money for lots of stupid domains for the greater good.  we <3 you

General Rotors / Re: Hey this is Kairo
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:39:12 PM »
all moogles go to heaven


General Rotors / Re: We need to get a bunch of cocks and suck them
« on: May 25, 2016, 04:51:17 PM »
Board is officially dead forever this has been official canon for a long time

Everyone post your twitter handles so we can all circle-jerk, I mean re-tweet, with hash tags and @ signs, and feel horrible about our pathetic 30-something existences

General Rotors / Re: hey guys does anyone remember that one
« on: May 22, 2016, 03:11:53 PM »
Yeah, the very act of playing around with SXG50 was what reminded me of WG's existence!  My primary means of non-Macness is Win 7 in Parallels.  You can't install the Yamaha WDM drivers, obviously, but it turns out there was also a VST plugin version of SXG50 too, which you can use just fine in conjunction with, say, a freeware program like VSTHost.

I am sad to report that WinGroove was a complete fail on Win 7.  I definitely remember using it a ton on XP back in the day.  Actually a fun thing to try would be to track down the really old version of it (0.A9 or something iirc?) - it was compatible with Windows 3.1 - and try to use it in that way on Dosbox or something.  Along with Voyetra's MIDI Orchestrator, obviously.

General Rotors / Re: hey guys does anyone remember that one
« on: May 05, 2016, 12:44:55 PM »
wow, thanks!  Yeah I'd already checked, but somehow managed not to find the download.  excellent

General Rotors / Re: So it seems Summer of Sonic is back this year
« on: May 04, 2016, 06:28:25 PM »
well i've just been to england last month, clearly i'm too poor (cheap) to be able to go again so soon :(

suitcase your idea was lovely indeed - and i once enjoyed these sites - but seeing as how both are now dead, the time has probably come to unstick this thread after a healthy run of many years

this is a reasonable opinion concerning responsible and efficient operation of the moogle cavern message boards i hope you all take this to heart

General Rotors / hey guys does anyone remember that one
« on: May 04, 2016, 03:37:44 PM »
program WinGroove, you know, that software MIDI synth driver that we all thought was THE HOBS KNOBS fifteen years ago?

anyone still have a copy?  or know where to get it?

jus' wonderin'.

General Rotors / Re: Why don't we just make a facebook chat?
« on: September 18, 2015, 11:33:51 PM »
AIM chat is the only live forum over which I have truly witnessed the magic happen

IRC was a close second, but there was never really a dedicated moogly ringy irc, it was always the srbians versus the rest of the worlds.  attempts were made but proved mediocre, and folks held their actual business in the more populated channels.  nevertheless, there were some quality times had in this lovely world of text.

personally these days i purposely disable Facebook chat because the trainey railroad world is a dumb place where professional workers double as spotters, and vicey versey, and all of us sperglords all seem to end up inadvertently intertwined somehow.  so yeah i got sick of getting constant "HAY I SAW YOU THE OTHER DAY AT (x) STATION I THINK???" messages from unfortunate autistic children who happened to be friends of friends of friends of someone who felt bad.  now i like my job and i like the photos and i like the history and whatnot, but i just couldn't take the constant daily bombardment of messages from these aspie rail fans trying to tell me stuff I either already knew, or didn't care about.

oh yeah also the job pays pretty okay, and my state happened to take a huge economic dump after a certain guv got elected, recalled, re-elected, and re-elected again.... yeah, so, my "extended network" eventually happened to include people asking me for money or favors

facebook is pretty much only for "surface talk" anymore.  hey, how's the weather?  how about that popular sport squadron?  how about those local national politics?  hey, look I went on holiday and here's some pictures.  hey look here's some picture of someone's baby or dog which is super cute.  and not to mention a great link to this clickbait which reinforces my ignorant opinions!  all of you should be vaguely jealous about something i vaguely might have done or did not do!

General Rotors / Re: Obscure and ancient Sonic-community injokes
« on: September 05, 2015, 11:30:41 PM »
Wait can Andy please post one of his original new-guy-introduction-paragraph-things that were all a bunch of injokey nonsense and always ended with v-r-r-riends/ouch!  I did legit enjoy those

General Rotors / Re: Obscure and ancient Sonic-community injokes
« on: August 21, 2015, 11:08:42 PM »
Visit china land it is nice this time of year.

General Rotors / Re: who are you voting for?
« on: August 07, 2015, 07:46:28 PM »
Kelsey Grammer chief justice SCOTUS.  I mean come on!!!!!!!!

General Rotors / Re: who are you voting for?
« on: August 07, 2015, 07:45:32 PM »
Margaret Cho secretary of state

General Rotors / Re: who are you voting for?
« on: August 07, 2015, 07:43:37 PM »
Roseanne Barr 4 Prez

Hillary Clinton 4 VP

Lost it at the "courtesy" link to Yvette's

General Rotors / Re: This topic is dedicated to recent events.
« on: June 29, 2015, 12:40:32 AM »
Twitter is garbage, and has been since day one.  Further, ever since celebrities and companies got in on the act to drive popularity/sales, it's just turned into a complete cesspool.

Facebook has become similar in this way, but at least you have a larger text field you can type in.

I still hate that I spend so much time on it, and really "so much time" is no more than a couple hours a day.  I'm not one of these pull-my-smartphone-out-and-check-FB-at-every-available-opportunity-type of folk.  Still, it seems excessive, and feels like a huge unproductive time waster

I want AIM and IRC (maybe even skype??) back :(  maybe these things were time wasters, but they didn't feel like it!  there were REAL LEGIT GOOD TIMES had way back in chitlin days and such.

oh and also tetrinet, because fuck yeah, tetrinet.

Going back years, the most basic question has been repeatedly contemplated:  how relevant is Sonic; should he continue to be the company mascot; is it worth investing the money to continue this particular franchise?  Our video author here seems to assume that the answer to all this is "yes".

Ever since the relative flops of the Saturn and Dreamcast, followed by the We're-Doing-Software-Only-Now-realignment and the Sammy buyout, Sega seems to have been content playing second fiddle in the home video gaming market (I was gonna say console gaming market, but it doesn't necessarily even stop there)

It must have been a very trying working environment working under Sammy, not only for the Sonic people, but also for all the other "legacy" developers.  A quick peek at Sega-Sammy's financial numbers over the last ten years (via Wikipedia) reveals a turbulent story.  The overall financial picture has been getting worse and worse over time, but the performance of the individual business units has significantly fluctuated year-to-year: giving a cyclical, perpetual case for hope/continuation/investment in the (however temporarily) successful departments, rather than sale/elimination.  Obviously, the departments which end up in the comparatively mediocre-or-worse category, on a given year, have no choice but to put up a half-assed fight to try and protect their jobs.  This sort of corporate situation leads to a very poisoned work environment, even during "good" times, because 90% of the employee structure lives in constant fear:  will I still have work tomorrow?  If there's a restructuring, will I be kept?  And if so, how will my salary compare at my new job title?  This situation is common to any big company which has been in long, slow decline.  They continuously bring on more Chiefs, to try and figure out what the problem is; meanwhile, they necessarily reduce the number of Indians.  None of this does any wonders for employee morale, productivity, or creativity.

I do think that the Sonic franchise is worth continuing, because there is still a lot of potential.  It will require a LOT of risky investment, however, if it is to ever become top dog again.  Nintendo has done wonders with Mario - who resembles nothing today of what he did in the 80s-90s.  Even their gimmicky, seemingly throwaway ideas perpetually seem to garner enough interest to keep the fans hooked, and the units moving.  They need not post super huge profits with each individual release; they are in such a solid position already, that all they have to do is stay there.  From the consumer's standpoint, I think Amiibo is a shit idea and a huge waste of money, but hey, people are going for it:  largely on the back of the popularity of big franchises, like Zelda and (surprise!) Mario.  And just how many reboots of Mario Party or Mario Kart do we really need, anyway?  But again - the quality of the product seems to be just high enough, each time, that it sells... essentially on repeats.  This is why I say Sonic has potential: because it begs so hard for a complete, back-to-basics, along-the-lines-of-what-mister-Youtube-guy-suggested reinvention...  it would be so drastically different from anything (in the last two decades) that it couldn't possibly be viewed as "yet another repeat mistake"... even by us old heads.

It would have to be done just right.  It would require the right talent, the right ideas, the right design, the right implementations, the right releases, the right promotions, and the right for all of it to exist essentially independently of the existing corporate structure.  And it couldn't all be done in one Killer App Game; it would have to be spread out over a few years, and a few releases.  Like I said, beaucoup $$$$$.  But it could be done, if the will was there.  I think that's the bottom line in the mind of our friend here, Mister Youtube Guy.  He is trying to convince them to find that will.

I only fear that, (if and) by the time Sega gets off their butts and pulls off a successful reboot... it will already have been too late.  Because, adult or child, action or FPS or platform, the gaming market is notoriously and consistently fickle.  The "organic", back-to-roots, 8/16-bit-feeling, 2D-style is wildly popular right now - honestly, it's held on quite a bit longer than I thought it would have - but who is to say when this trend will inevitably pass?  Basically, if Sega is gonna do anything with Sonic at all, it has to have been well in the works already, ready for release... otherwise, they may as well focus their attention upon predicting the direction of the next tradewind.  We can all clearly recall this outfit's reputation for having been too little, and too late to the party.

General Rotors / Re: Because we're all closet furries here: Zootopia!
« on: June 16, 2015, 12:14:08 AM »
look out to see if any of your theater neighbors are sporting kleenex boxes.

tucked inside their fursuits.

General Rotors / Re: Why are y'all's so boring
« on: June 16, 2015, 12:13:05 AM »
tlob = the lord of boredom


General Rotors / Re: Oh wow, the old proboards forum is still there.
« on: June 10, 2015, 07:18:34 PM »
Any time I read a forum or chat log in which I participated more than about six months prior, I just kind of cringe and want to quietly go away and die

General Rotors / Re: How smelly is your dad?
« on: June 08, 2015, 12:44:43 AM »
Horribly.  His farts were legendary.

General Rotors / Re: Do you guys play board/card games?
« on: May 30, 2015, 11:20:10 PM »
Uno is basically best game ever.  Like poker, it can only be truly enjoyed with a small yet sizable group of people; and the weird psychological tricks are all there.

I am probably a bad person for admitting that I like CAH, and have paid for some of their dumb shit..  Despite the game's far-reaching "equal" fun-poking at everyone, yeah, it's pretty much still a game for privileged white dudes, by privileged white dudes.  based upon previous readings (e.g., preventing "poaching" by buying resold copies from their own pocket $ then reselling same copies free to the public), i thought they were alright.  but the more i read, the more awful i feel these fellows are.  in that case: they didn't do that to save people money and share fun; they did it to generate goodwill and advance the brand.  thanks, you richie rich sons of old money north shore highland park chicago assholes.

at least there are several indie CAH knockoffs out there... and "CAH proper" still does let you print off your own cards, in lieu of buying them.

General Rotors / Re: I think I'm a clone now.
« on: May 19, 2015, 04:28:40 AM »
And I can stay at home while I'm out of to-o-wn~

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