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I am considering Patreon as a means to do stuff people want !

Any thoughts on it ? I dont want to put things behind a pay wall, but rather make it possible for people to request a certain thing (muscle girls/ bloatation stuff :3 / flexing animation) for a small amount each month. Just not sure how I would do it like that. Maybe have a set of options each time and a vote for which to win?  Also would be good to see if anyone would be interested. Its just hard to do things like this at the moment without any cash incentive due to real life requiring that as you probably experience ! Anyway just putting that out there.



I set out with no intent to write a piece on ole Monhun, but I felt I have a few things to say for new players. Having started as a newbie to this myself I can maybe see a few glaring hurdles that players face when entering the game. Not just mechanically but preconceptions about the game coming in fresh. Perhaps I can serve to ease those potential concerns.

What even is Monster hunter?  I like slash em ups,I like games with maps, I like oversized weapons and lose hours just to character creation . Possibly most crucial of all though I like games such as Lost in Blue, etrian Odyssey and that Dark Souls. All Games where you experience that feeling of risk and reward and your own death mostly within your control. You forget to plan ahead or settle for what youve got and it costs you. Despite this though the last two games pretty much break this mechanic half way through their play time by allowing you to warp back home. I hope Moster hunter doesnt do this , or at least manages the trade off between getting so far out being boring to go all the way back vs that feeling of isolation/ desperation .(at this point I thought the maps might be larger /have more sections- maybe they do later?), and general feeling of being out in the wild,

 

After a few hours with monster hunter 4 Ultimate, my initial impressions from the demo
were focused not on any of this but purely on how it looked and how detatched I was from the character and experience. Slaying innocent AI dinosaurs
never really appealed. Is there even a question as to this game being some kind of crazed Whale hunting propaganda allegory? Add to this some of the more obvious frustrations for new players such as forgetting to tag a monster with paint and losing track of them when they flee., learning to use combos and height to your advantage and how important evasion timing is and what to look out for. You need time to learn each monster's attack patterns, so death can be seen as a good way to learn. Possibly frustrating for some! Despite this the demo seemed to give you decent defense stats so you werent pushed into learning this. Though i still dislike the way small areas visual design changes so abruptly, I can see much more clearly now how each area transitions to the next, having explored the map a little.And how that translates to the habitat mechanic. It is just frustrating that you can see into the distance and not "actually" go there,
as its such a touted thing in moden games and really feels a little jarring here at first. Whilst playing the demo you never really stopped to look around and appreciate the environment , but instead are herded straight towards an objective,running through yellow fields, then a red leaved canopy, then grey rocky land etc. ! Like totally random ! Though not as random as seeing someone with a pet sonic when testing out the online lobby...

Having put some time in to the actual game and realising what it is I'm actually playing I've been able to appreciate the attention to detail in this game:
from the run animations to the jurassic park esque monster calls. Sublime it truly is. Its almost so good you dont notice it until you sit back and
realise how immersed in the world you really were that last few hours. This can help even seemingly mundane tasks like carrying an egg become interesting -weighing
the mechanics of your stamina bar with the comedy run /encumbered animation.

Most of all the fun comes from learning how to play-you dont need to know it all at the start! And later realising how interesting either to watch or interact with the AI really is. Even how monsters react to and with each other, especially
in battles.

One week later and I'm over 40 hours in. Help me.

 

tldr- play the actual game to "demo" it!

  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: KMFDM Helloween Games Podcasts
  • Reading: hhnngg
  • Watching: Adventure time S4, ergo proxy, Lupin III series 2
  • Playing: Elite Dangerous, Splatoon,Monster hunter 4 U
  • Eating: Proton Bars
  • Drinking: Proton drink
Hello, I got featured in Mym Magazine int UK . I'm not sure if it sells abroad but pretty sure you can order it if you really want :) . Really happy to get some recognition on the media. Its a magazine with quite a big circulation being the official magazine of the mcm expo.

On the flip side Neo magazine still hasnt even replied to my emails XD . I first applied to their artist showcase 10 years ago, then a few yrs later, then earlier this year. As much as that boils my piss its awful if that is how they treat all artists. I wouldnt be surprised if it was enough for some people to give up. In a way its kept me going , and in retrospect I'm glad I wasnt featured 10 yrs ago because I'm probably a bit better at drawing now. But I think its very unusual for somewhere professional to just not reply at all. No reply from their facebook account either. Anyway I'm available yo :) .





Also I started playing dark souls not long ago. My word. I really put this off a long while as I knew it would drag me in. I'm in a good flow with my work at the moment so if anything its a great distraction. I'm probably about half way through now but trying to do it without looking at guides is making it take quite a long time. But its great just wandering around looking for where to go next as its such a well designed world. Especially if you have the master key! Anyone else play this?
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: KMFDM Helloween Games Podcasts
  • Reading: hhnngg
  • Watching: Adventure time S4, SAO, Lupin III series 2
  • Playing: Elite Dangerous, Splatoon, Dark Souls
  • Eating: Proton Bars
  • Drinking: Proton drink



I set out with no intent to write a piece on ole Monhun, but I felt I have a few things to say for new players. Having started as a newbie to this myself I can maybe see a few glaring hurdles that players face when entering the game. Not just mechanically but preconceptions about the game coming in fresh. Perhaps I can serve to ease those potential concerns.

What even is Monster hunter?  I like slash em ups,I like games with maps, I like oversized weapons and lose hours just to character creation . Possibly most crucial of all though I like games such as Lost in Blue, etrian Odyssey and that Dark Souls. All Games where you experience that feeling of risk and reward and your own death mostly within your control. You forget to plan ahead or settle for what youve got and it costs you. Despite this though the last two games pretty much break this mechanic half way through their play time by allowing you to warp back home. I hope Moster hunter doesnt do this , or at least manages the trade off between getting so far out being boring to go all the way back vs that feeling of isolation/ desperation .(at this point I thought the maps might be larger /have more sections- maybe they do later?), and general feeling of being out in the wild,

 

After a few hours with monster hunter 4 Ultimate, my initial impressions from the demo
were focused not on any of this but purely on how it looked and how detatched I was from the character and experience. Slaying innocent AI dinosaurs
never really appealed. Is there even a question as to this game being some kind of crazed Whale hunting propaganda allegory? Add to this some of the more obvious frustrations for new players such as forgetting to tag a monster with paint and losing track of them when they flee., learning to use combos and height to your advantage and how important evasion timing is and what to look out for. You need time to learn each monster's attack patterns, so death can be seen as a good way to learn. Possibly frustrating for some! Despite this the demo seemed to give you decent defense stats so you werent pushed into learning this. Though i still dislike the way small areas visual design changes so abruptly, I can see much more clearly now how each area transitions to the next, having explored the map a little.And how that translates to the habitat mechanic. It is just frustrating that you can see into the distance and not "actually" go there,
as its such a touted thing in moden games and really feels a little jarring here at first. Whilst playing the demo you never really stopped to look around and appreciate the environment , but instead are herded straight towards an objective,running through yellow fields, then a red leaved canopy, then grey rocky land etc. ! Like totally random ! Though not as random as seeing someone with a pet sonic when testing out the online lobby...

Having put some time in to the actual game and realising what it is I'm actually playing I've been able to appreciate the attention to detail in this game:
from the run animations to the jurassic park esque monster calls. Sublime it truly is. Its almost so good you dont notice it until you sit back and
realise how immersed in the world you really were that last few hours. This can help even seemingly mundane tasks like carrying an egg become interesting -weighing
the mechanics of your stamina bar with the comedy run /encumbered animation.

Most of all the fun comes from learning how to play-you dont need to know it all at the start! And later realising how interesting either to watch or interact with the AI really is. Even how monsters react to and with each other, especially
in battles.

One week later and I'm over 40 hours in. Help me.

 

tldr- play the actual game to "demo" it!

  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: KMFDM Helloween Games Podcasts
  • Reading: hhnngg
  • Watching: Adventure time S4, ergo proxy, Lupin III series 2
  • Playing: Elite Dangerous, Splatoon,Monster hunter 4 U
  • Eating: Proton Bars
  • Drinking: Proton drink

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Barry Burton
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United Kingdom
Current Residence: Rugby
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite photographer: Andy Goldsworthy
Favourite style of art: Superflat
Operating System: Amiga
MP3 player of choice: Winamp/archos
Skin of choice: Lou Carpenter
Favourite cartoon character: The guy out of Goldenboy
Personal Quote: use your delusion
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:icondj-mika:
DJ-Mika Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Thank you so much for the Llama! :hug: :heart:
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:iconmrpranny:
mrpranny Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Likewise :B . All hugs gratefully accepted.
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:iconzwordsman:
zwordsman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Some neat work. What medium is this? (I always have a hard time telling)
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:iconmrpranny:
mrpranny Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Hi ty, mostly digital sketches in photoshop. Welcome :)
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:iconzwordsman:
zwordsman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
awesome job.
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:iconyezhanquan:
yezhanquan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Gotta say: Your lean ladies are more plausible than many muscle girls on this site. Good work!
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:iconmrpranny:
mrpranny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Thankyou! I am trying to get them more plausible! People say acrtoons are easy but man, I could do a million realistic paintings in the time I've spent doing these. With no regrets, I knew it would be a challenge!( didnt think it would take nearly 10 years though :D )
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:iconyezhanquan:
yezhanquan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Truth be told, RL girls who look like your lean ladies might have a dangerously low level of bodyfat. But hey, it sure beats muscle size which even steroids can't achieve.
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:iconmrpranny:
mrpranny Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015
Yeah I mean cartoons are cartoons :) . In either case, ha although yeah the crazy steroid pics some are cool when theyre well done but is definitely the extreme of a cartoon or charicature! Or to some a grotesque. As for body fat it varies person to person. Granted it is low body fat, but high protein diet, heavy weights and some cardio will get you pretty damn close results. These cartoons are dedicated! It would be an interesting project to redraw some pics with average weight . Might have to try that.
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Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or one idea i have you could do... it would just take some minutes to do... it would be a micro request. C:
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