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Posted by Prime on 24 October 2010 - 02:01 PM
WHO'S THAT POKéMON?!
Edit: Rules, because I apparently need to post them:
- Do not start the next round until the host of the last round announces a winner, unless a mod/admin says otherwise.
- Do not use excessively obscure characters. It can be challenging, just not ridiculous. (ex: Captain Ace C. Exeter)
- Make sure the artwork you use is of reasonably high quality. People are supposed to see the character through the silhouette, not heavy compression artifacting.
- Be reasonable when choosing artwork of characters mimicking other characters. Make sure there is at least one distinguishing feature between the copy and the original. For example Kirby forms are ok, Gandrayda copying Samus is not.
Posted by Plant42 on 13 July 2013 - 03:53 PM
we both got the stupid flower RPG
Actually that's one of the ones that looks the most appealing to me. It's a gay ass sim, which I hate, but it's easily the prettiest one, graphically. It also has plants and I can pollinate with them, now that no real girls wanna pollinate with plant.
Posted by Plant42 on 14 September 2011 - 01:24 PM
Don't worry, you're not causing any trouble here. Mika loves being inconsiderate and unethical. This isn't the first time he's acted like this, though it's the first time it's been on such a grand scale that everyone is against him and downrepping his every offensive post. It's long overdue, though, if you ask me.
By the way, speaking of downrepping, the "Don't talk to me" post above had a -1 on it before I tried to hit it down another notch, but I touched the wrong button and it went back to neutral/zero. I apologize for that error.
Posted by Prime on 19 June 2013 - 12:52 PM
Seriously though, thanks everyone for continuing to keep this community alive for so many years (we're coming up on the 10 year anniversary of Luminoth Temple's opening). You guys rock.
Posted by Prime on 27 July 2012 - 02:28 AM
A Brief History of Luminoth Temple
The Luminoth Temple was a small, secretive community ran by Nintendo of America that was focused on Metroid, and more broadly the mature, intelligent discussion of videogames in general. Initially the site was also meant to provide a select group of people with unprecedented access to Retro Studios, in the forms of interviews and other exclusive content. Ran by admins G-Sch (Matt from NOA's online team), U-Mos (NOA Dave), Father Brain (Dan “Dano” Oswen, who has done various things at Nintendo including translating the first LoZ and voicing the opening to Super Metroid), and later on Master Pwns (NOA Rufus), the Luminoth Temple opened on December 1st 2004.
"I Love Knees, I Love Cheese, I Love Trees"
Luminoth Temple was originally part of Nintendo of America's online viral campaign to promote Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, which itself was a response to Microsoft and Bungie's "I Love Bees" campaign for Halo 2 (the most direct response being a massive amount of domains rhyming with “I Love Bees” that all lead to an image of Samus captioned "Never send a man to do a woman's job."). Other sites that were part of the campaign included Athena Astronautics (a mock blog discussing the future of space travel, with an emphasis on studies showing that women are more adept to prolonged time spent in space – Samus Aran), OrbisLabs (a site for a military technology contractor displaying prototype small, spherical combat vehicles – Morph Ball), and Channel51.org (a cryptozoology blog that claimed to have discovered extraterrestrial life – the Ing), all of which were inter-connected with various references back to each-other, both big and small, that all eventually led to a login page hidden on OrbisLabs. Entering the a username (channel) and password (mind) derived from a certain blog post on Channel51 ("Change the channel. Change your mind.") would lead you to the hidden Luminoth Temple registration page. (There was also a path to a Monster.com job application form for an "Intergalactic Bounty Hunter" which would send you a free copy of Echoes after completing.)
Knocking at the Temple Door
The Orbis login page wasn't the only way to get into the Luminoth Temple though, and in fact few if any people ever got in that way. That method of access was disabled long before it became widely known among followers of the campaign. The original batch of members was actually invited personally by admin/show-runner G-Sch via private message on Nintendo's Nsider forums. This group of members was picked from the most active and dedicated contributors to the Metroid Discussion board on Nsider (I had been lucky enough to be among this group – I had joined Nsider just one month before). The invitation did not however grant instant access to the community. Members had to first fill out a small essay that would be judged by Temple admins before access was granted. (G-Sch later turned the rejects into a recurring humor topic titled "Samus's Rejects" where he responded to each of the worst essays with comically harsh results.) A few more hand-picked recruitments were made and later on (I forget just how much longer, but I know it was relatively soon) members were allowed to invite people they thought would be a good match for the community, the application essay still a requirement. The final wave occurred in mid-2005, which involved sending an invitation e-mail to everyone who had registered Echoes on My Nintendo (the precursor to Club Nintendo), granting instant access as long as the user was 17 (as a part of this final wave the login system for Luminoth Temple was linked to My Nintendo's which yielded an additional unintended wave due to the existence of a certain glitch: logging into My Nintendo and accessing LT in a certain order automatically generated an LT account.) This last official batch is where the rest of the Chozo Sanctuary admins – Spameroo, EP, and Mega – made their debuts.
The High Points
One of G-Sch/Matt's goals with Luminoth Temple was to have a far more tight-knit community that Nsider ever was, one where every member knew each other and the admins would be part of the community, not just moderators of it, and for a long time that was the case. I remember early on when he congratulated me via PM for discovering several of the Temple's ranks (for the majority of the Temple's life I was its most active member). Beyond that G-Sch, U-Mos, and Master Pwns all kept humorous blogs on the forum, regularly created joke special ranks based on community inside jokes, hosted fun games (Google Hunt was a creation of Pwns), and were just closely involved with the community in general. At one point they even let members design a new skin for the forum and vote on the best one to be added (I won this with an near painfully red skin that unfortunately never made it up). They were also quite committed to getting us as much exclusive (and not-so-exclusive) content as they could. Early on there was everything from really small stuff like AIM icons up to an exclusive video from Retro employees about the development of Echoes. G-Sch handed out free copies of Resident Evil 4 on GameCube to anyone who asked (as long as they were 17+, naturally) and Master Pwns used the community as a launching point for his personally pet project (no pun intended), the Nintendogs community (Pwns gave out free copies of Nintendogs a month before launch along with early access to the community). And then of course there's the infamous Metroid Prime 3 interview, where members were able to ask a series of question to Retro Studios regarding the game shortly after its reveal.
The Low Points
Of course the site wasn't all sunshine and rainbows and the admins didn't stay in contact forever. Over a year into LT's life the staff's primary jobs began to get in the way and they wound up drifted away from the community in general. Around this time a lot of not-so-great things happened. Perhaps the beginning of the end was the leaking of the Metroid Prime 3 interview. Shortly after being posted on LT a member who had never posted leaked it to Nsider and from there it spread all over the net. That was the last time we ever got any kind of special content and likely marked the point where the admins began to become less involved. Later there was two more incidents relatively close to each other, including the "Waffles vs. Pancakes" fiasco (a series of spammy posts one night that the admins were not pleased with) and the Valentine's Day Eve event (which gave birth to a certain community meme regarding EP, bleachers, and penguins) which lead to the closing of the official LT chat thread (known at the time as the Smith Syndicate Sanctum, and before that the Ing Temple Grounds and Luminoth Temple Grounds). The final post in the chat tread before it was permanently locked was an angry comment by Master Pwns, which I believe may have also been his final post: "It's really inconsiderate of you to think we have the time to read all of this." Following that was a few smaller incidents: an against-the-rules AIM handle sharing thread and a plea for the staff to come back and join us. The latter topic unfortunately was just days before G-Sch announced the closure of LT would occur one week later. The week wasn't particularly fun, as numerous jaded Nsider members (who never gained access to LT) exploited a flaw in the registration system in order to troll LT's final days. LT closed for good on June 19, 2006.
Posted by Prime on 19 March 2011 - 06:15 PM
2. As you said yourself "No one wanted any part of that though, they just wanted to sling mud". Should I, as an administrator of this site, leave a topic open when it yields results such as this? And for that matter, should I ignore when a user repeatedly makes topics yielding such results, when the user themselves knows the history and knows these results will likely occur again?
3. By definition trying to prove to people that something from a religious text is correct is preaching.
4. Finally, you have shown to every user of this site that you no longer have any investment in this community. You have severed your ties here by childishly deleting your past contributions. Why should anyone on this site even care what you have to say, when you have absolutely no interest what happens here outside of your own topics?
Posted by CONKERSBADFURDAY on 11 March 2011 - 04:43 PM
A few weeks ago, I got out the clay with a more manageable idea. I was going to make some piranha plants and put them in an actual pot, like if they were real plants.
So, I got to work, made three of them, painted them, and then went and bought a small flower pot to stick em in.
Total price was around...24 bucks. Clay was about 10, paint was about three, pot was five, glue was three, and the aquarium gravel that I used as potting soil was three.
I think it turned out pretty well all things considered. First time really working with clay. I got it by my alarm clock