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CavemanJoe
 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 05:24 AM UTC (Read 10654 times)  
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I'm gonna rotate 'em at random on the home page. If you've got some words you'd like to say about Improbable Island, that would fit well as little quotes on the homepage, put 'em in here.


 
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 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 05:29 AM UTC  
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"This is more than just a game anymore. Certainly, all the pieces are there so that you could just play through on the grind, but there's also the entire community. The players here have rich stories to tell, and will gladly help you write your own."


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Nadyanilo
 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 06:10 AM UTC  
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"A game full of days of adventure and fun, you'll not only find a cure to boredom here, you'll find a friendly community who you will soon regard as family."


also


"Just add water!"

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Love ya, Joe!


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 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 06:19 AM UTC  
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Quiet, people--I can't hear myself lie.

*Ahem!* That's better. My quote:

"I used to have fleas and ticks. But after playing Improbable Island, I just have ticks."


 
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K.K. Victoria
 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 06:56 AM UTC  
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Well, the most I can say is from my characters point of view, so I'll take his words verbatim.

"I like game."


"You saved Pineapple!"
 
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 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 07:17 AM UTC  
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I frowned for a while trying to think of something meaningful to say, and I looked at these, and I think there might be a better way to approach the problem. Instead of testimonials, how about you set your moderators to looking for some quotable snippets (or better, get people to start a new quote box on the wiki or in the 4W) to display instead? Unless the testimonials are ridiculous and over the top ala the fictional testimonials for the WETA Rayguns.. (http://www.wetanz.com/holics/raygun-testimonials.php), I think we might come off like a cheesy retirement community / private university / weight loss program.

Or maybe not! I don't know. I think we'd do well with actual quotes from players. Like (I believe it was) Cadye's now infamous, "I just killed, gutted, cleaned, cooked, and ate the Pope. I feel like there's something wrong there, somehow." quote. That is more indicative of our player base and the game experience than poking people for soundbytes.

I dunno. Hn.

Epaphus' main talent is snarking (this is a good thing Wink ); can we get him to come up with two dozen semi-serious and more probably ridiculous testimonials?


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Tor NaGoth
 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 07:42 AM UTC  
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"Where else are you going to find a Midget in a cheap Rat Suit to cut up with your rusty chainsaw?" Mr. Green


 
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Nadyanilo
 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 08:08 AM UTC  
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Oh yeah, quotes would be great.

"I just cleaned and gutted Sigmund Freud. It's about time someone did, it's just a shame that it was I who had to see his insides."

*shudder*

or

"Improbable Island, the only thing besides Stumbleupon that will make you stare at your computer screen and slouch until four in the morning."


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 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 10:47 AM UTC  
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Quotes? I happened to say this a few weeks ago, and it made Sicpuess laugh.

"I think there's something weird out there."


 
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K.K. Victoria
 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 05:07 PM UTC  
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"You saved pineapple!"


-Had to.


"You saved Pineapple!"
 
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Rosin
 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 05:34 PM UTC  
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KK, I think that deserves a spot on the front page.


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 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 07:16 PM UTC  
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I was close to the end, and you saved me.


 
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 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 07:28 PM UTC  
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"If you want an adventure that's filled with math puzzles and centers around using geometry.
If you want to have debates over political issues and the rising price of gas.
If you want to finally want to play a logical game after searching the internet for hours.

You're definitely in the wrong place.

If you want an adventure filled with giant mutants, typo gremlins, and chainsaws.
If you want to meet one-of-a-kind characters as you fight the strangest creatures.
If you want to finally destroy that rubix cube you've been working on for years.

Then come on in and welcome to Improbable Island. Don't worry, we won't bite.
(Except for the zombies. They do bite. And the midgets. And maybe a few kittymorphs.)"


I make the many models of a mutant individual. To make them I use vegetables, animals, and minerals. From robot bugs to zombie bears to many singing barnacles.
 
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 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 07:32 PM UTC  
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Boiling that down to

"We only bite back." Ambiguity intended.


 
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 Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 08:43 PM UTC  
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Quote by: Chimental

"If you want an adventure that's filled with math puzzles and centers around using geometry.
If you want to have debates over political issues and the rising price of gas.
If you want to finally want to play a logical game after searching the internet for hours.

You're definitely in the wrong place.

If you want an adventure filled with giant mutants, typo gremlins, and chainsaws.
If you want to meet one-of-a-kind characters as you fight the strangest creatures.
If you want to finally destroy that rubix cube you've been working on for years.

Then come on in and welcome to Improbable Island. Don't worry, we won't bite.
(Except for the zombies. They do bite. And the midgets. And maybe a few kittymorphs.)"



Bollocks, my whole gaming experience has been around:

Wanting an adventure that's filled with math puzzles and centers around using geometry.
Wanting to have debates over political issues and the rising price of gas.
And really, really wanting to finally want to play a logical game after searching the internet for hours.


 
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Giuseppe Lorenzo
 Thursday, July 09 2009 @ 04:48 AM UTC  
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"This game is more than fun. It's a great way to interact with others in a fantasy island setting. I especially love the dark humor and absurdity of the situations presented."


 
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Giuseppe Lorenzo
 Thursday, July 09 2009 @ 04:59 AM UTC  
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Or if you want an honest opinion. "This game makes me happy-happy."


 
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Gorbert
 Thursday, July 09 2009 @ 06:31 AM UTC  
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"That sounds amusing," I though to myself. "I'll try it out."

A few hours later, it was "This is really fun, I'll keep playing."

NINE MONTHS LATER, I HAVE NO LIFE.

*big thumbs up and grin* Thanks, Caveman Joe!


--How's that for testimonial?


 
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 Thursday, July 09 2009 @ 06:47 AM UTC  
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"hi. i just thought you should know that this isn't really a game, it's actually a study of psychological tectonic morphology that's going to be used in a doctrinal thesis by an undergrad student at the new brunswick university school of plagiostomata; so please join the insanity and help skew her results."


"does the idea of trading cigs for useful items and services appeal to you, then improbable island is for you."


"guys, who live in their mother's basement and have no life, play WOW; guys, who live in their mom's basement and want a life, play this game."



just further proof that i really shouldn't be computing after midnight Rolling Eyes


"tis better to be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt"
 
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 Thursday, July 09 2009 @ 08:03 AM UTC  
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Friend: Hey, come and check out this game.
Me: Okay. *looks askance at the words 'rancid midget brothels' but tries it anyway*
Friend: How do you like it?
Me: Meh, it's alright, I guess.

*Flash forward to a few months later on a morning after 30 hours of no sleep*

Friend: You're up early?
Me: Um, no, I haven't slept yet. *continues playing on the Island*
Friend: What?
Me: Hey, don't look at me, this is all your fault for dragging me in here. *glares*

Note: Names have been withheld to protect the innocent.


Islanding since 2009.
 
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