#655 - Stream of Consciousness
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#655 - Stream of Consciousness
10/7/2020

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I really like this page. There’s just a lot going on in it. Also, I made the bubbles in this one!

So, I’ve been playing a lot of Genshin Impact recently. But less than all my friends! I’m the only loser that hasn’t hit Rank 16 for multiplayer yet. If you guys like BotW and animu, definitely check it out. (And join our Discord!) It’s free to play and it’s absolutely gorgeous. A surprisingly well polished game. I find myself constantly stopping to check out the scenery, or the decor of a building.

We’ve got some real plot heavy stuff coming up. But always complete with shenagina- shenag- she- WONKY ADVENTURES! It wouldn’t be RPG World without dark scenes that cut to your soul, followed by a poot joke.

Actually, have there been any poot jokes in RPG World? Time to re-read the archives again. If not, I’ll have to RECTALFY THAT AHAHA

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10.7.2020, 1:45 AM
Maggie
Maggie (Guest)
Can’t help but admire his optimism a little.
10.7.2020, 11:30 AM
DoomDragon6
Thaaaat's Hero!
10.7.2020, 11:57 AM
Random Background NPC
Random Background NPC (Guest)
Once again Cherry and Hero display the sheer dissonance between the player and JRPG Main Characters (especially the Idiot Hero types). "Wow this game is actually pretty dark." "It might be but I believe that we can still save the world! We just have to believe in ourselves!"
10.7.2020, 12:03 PM
Wakeangel2001
Wakeangel2001 (Guest)
now that's a nice profound moment, almost makes me forget how terrible Jim is at playing this game...
10.7.2020, 12:06 PM
Random Background NPC
Random Background NPC (Guest)
I forget, isn't this Jim's first RPG? And from the implications of things I keep thinking that it has a strong open-world thing going on with the party system and how the plot reacts to player choices (and event flag triggers). So it's making things that much harder for him too.
10.8.2020, 1:27 AM
Nim
Nim (Guest)
Well in most games we are (usually), by definition, the good guys. Even if you unwittingly get railroaded into doing evil you eventually get railroaded into doing good. And see that art-deco, underwater potion vending machine and thing Bioshock. Which (spoilers) has the player try to do good but they are secretly helping the villain but you eventually kill him. Hero here just needs to keep chugging along and eventually it will all work out to a good game over.

Wait... last time he was in a cloud city and he blew it up. Don't go two for two. Don't blow up the underwater city.

Also: Ultima 9. Good guy goes to underwater city, oops, railroaded into blowing it up, but eventually gets railroaded into saves the world.

"So sad we lost all our friends. Eikre, Rabble, Dragobo..."
"And #347 and what's her face?"
"Who?"

10.9.2020, 1:35 PM
Some Dude
Some Dude (Guest)
Huh, Hero referred to himself as "The Hero", implying "Hero" isn't his actual name.
Interesting...
10.9.2020, 7:28 PM
DoomDragon6
Oh yeah, that's been a plot point all throughout the comic. He doesn't know who he is, his past, or even his name.
10.10.2020, 2:04 AM
Blue_Elite
Blue_Elite (Guest)
I'm amazed Cherry is trying the whole, "Have a serious conversation with Hero," thing again. Last time, a monster came out of the blue and did a party-wipe resulting in a reset (and I can't even remember when the last save point comic was).

Actually, Cherry being assaulted while contemplating is almost a running gag in and of itself (i.e. Underground Monkey).
EDIT: Oh hey, Underwater Monkey!
10.10.2020, 11:23 AM
DoomDragon6
It's funny to think about writing pages like that, because internet and LOL RANDOM humor has changed so much in 15+ years. Back then, a "AAA RANDOM MONKEY!" joke was actually funny. These days, it would come off as juvenile.

That being said, one of the things I try to capture the most (and may be failing at recently) is the spirit of the original. If the original is stuck in early 2000's humor trends, should I not try to emulate those types of pages?

I feel early RPGWFR got closer to old RPGW than newer pages do.

What do you guys think?
10.11.2020, 3:32 PM
Blue_Elite
Blue_Elite (Guest)
I think it's like what they did with the final season of Samurai Jack. There was a big gap in years between the final season and the one before it so they kept some things the same BUT also made some changes for a more mature audience (such as actual blood and mature topics like abuse and suicide).

The long "cutscene" on the airship reminded me of Xenogears and the whole splitting of the party and large main cast reminded me of Final Fantasy VI so I think you're still maintaining the spirit of the original of a somewhat janky JPRG.
10.12.2020, 11:16 AM
Ian the Great
I think if you try to be you then you'll succeed and if you try to be Ian J. then you won't. You know these characters, and you know this story, and it's been a fun ride. I don't think you need to have the exact same vibe as the original to be a noble successor. Just write what you think is funny and interesting and as long as Hero is still dumb but noble, and Diane is still petty but vulnerable, then you'll do great. Correction, you'll keep doing great.
10.12.2020, 12:25 PM
DoomDragon6
Haha. Thanks 😁 Seriously I'd keep writing these even if no one was reading, so no worries there
10.10.2020, 12:13 PM
Random Background NPC
Random Background NPC (Guest)
The player would be expecting the sudden boss fight, though.
10.12.2020, 5:12 PM
Nathan
Nathan (Guest)
I just discovered RPG world the other day, and I was so scared to think that it was cancelled, to find out that there's a continuation makes me so happy! Keep up the good work!
10.12.2020, 7:49 PM
DoomDragon6
Ayyyy, glad to have you on board! You discovered the original for the first time? How'd that happen!? O:
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