Comments for Clout: The Game

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SypherKhode822

Oct. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Goddammit stalkers, all I want to do is boink interns and steal from the people whom I've sworn to serve in peace.

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Developer response from delosford

The stalkers oddly don't seem to realize that getting everyone to hate them while trying to control them isn't really a sustainable plan.

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OJ_Jones

Dec. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I have a death ray now. Do what I say.

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Developer response from delosford

Good ol' death rays.

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mosesmalone

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Hmm I wonder if anything happened in clout last night let me check the game" *jaw drops when I see global chat*

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Developer response from delosford

Did you check the world page yet?

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Magicwarrior

Oct. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Well, that was quite a drop of support, stalker related?

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Developer response from delosford

No, people just ignore the nation stats and think that's going to work out fine for them.

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OJ_Jones

Feb. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Not only did some jerk kill me but they took my death ray away. Rest assured I WILL GET MY DEATH RAY BACK AND I WILL GET MY REVENGE ON THE MANIAC WHO KILLED ME.

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Developer response from delosford

I would be impressed if you could attain the same relic again

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Ether292

Sep. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Let us pay our respects to the biggest martyrs in political history. Abe Lincoln. William Wallace. Martin Luther King Jr. Jesus Christ. Brannigans Law. BarryBreaker. All gone too soon.

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Developer response from delosford

I find it interesting the other dead person isn't listed

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warhero2019303

Jun. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Clout. We know drama.

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Developer response from delosford

indeed

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Nikss

Oct. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I am NEVER going to accept wine from a congressperson. Ever.

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Developer response from delosford

i guess that's something you can do

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JaySaladJay

Oct. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) C-L-O-U-T 5 letters, F-a-Z-e 4 letters, 5-4=1 5+1=6. Delsford is 97, 9-7=2. if you add 2 more 6s to the 6 we just got you get 666. To top it all of, Delsford added Illuminati items. Delsford Illuminati confirmed. Thanks for the dyes by the way!

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Developer response from delosford

oh shi-

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kiraninja

Oct. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) War were declared.

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Developer response from delosford

hyuk

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wesley_ding

Oct. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The game's been down for half a day already T_T. CACloud isn't even doing anything.

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Developer response from delosford

Yeah, they've decided to tell me that they aren't going to host the game anymore since apparently that's easier than compensating for their gross negligence. I told them that if they didn't actually go through with what they'd already said they'd do in order to try and fix the problem (which they have admitted they caused): I would simply file a lawsuit for the damages caused in terms of revenue/player retention. Apparently Kongregate's advertising costs a few thousand dollars if you pay for it, so it seems there's even a reliable way to come up with a defensible figure for base damages.

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Daddysback

Jun. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love that I can dual wield bazookas in the house of congress, but I can't come without shoes.

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Developer response from delosford

Hey, freedom has its limits, bub.

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HarveyJ

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) And considering how long some features have taken to be implemented (which itself is completely understandable due to your busy schedule) introducing an item that can't be removed until another update is added is a bad idea. I'm against these gimmicks, but if we are to have them they should be fully implemented rather than be incomplete and lead to items you can't remove without warning.

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Developer response from delosford

So by "without warning" you mean "repeatedly stated in various posts, chats, forum posts, etc."?

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HarveyJ

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Introducing gimmicky items that can't be removed is a terrible idea and should be removed from the game ASAP.

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Developer response from delosford

Sounds like somebody needs to read the forums and understand mechanics before they complain about them. (hint: it's you)

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Carorcyn

Oct. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Seriously, Delo, how did you earn the ire of so many crazy internet peeps?

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Developer response from delosford

Mostly I think cults are stupid and that relationships shouldn't be based on blackmail. Oddly, many people seem to disagree.

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HarveyJ

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Also it doesn't matter if it was mentioned once, twice, 5 times, or 100 times gimmicky items that can not be removed (and so long as it remains in it's current state there is no way to remove it) are really dumb and so is the increasing presence of all this silly supernatural stuff.

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Developer response from delosford

Right, because Clout is clearly devoid of such things. Like Relics. Also, how did you manage to read the forums and still not understand the mechanic at all? It's not a "gimmick" it's "excellent game design", and frankly I don't actually care whether or not you agree.

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OJ_Jones

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Corruption sounds like an interesting concept, but at the risk at being yelled at by you I agree with everyone who has said that unremovable items are a bad idea. However if you give me back my death ray I will flip sides and yell at everyone along with you.

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Developer response from delosford

They're not unremoveable, which is why the complaint is ridiculous and kind of demonstrates people aren't really aware of what the mechanic they're complaining about even is.

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mosesmalone

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I assumed the game wouldn't do something as dumb as to have something that can't be removed, and suggesting that not having combed over every forum post justifies an item that can't be removed is an asinine defense.

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Developer response from delosford

So you really need to read the forums, because it's part of a larger game mechanic playing between Clout and The Lobby, including followers of the Dark Gods and The Illuminati/Knights Templar. You can't just take it off, but that doesn't mean you're stuck with it permanently (though, temporarily you actually are because I haven't added a way for people to become Illuminati/Templar yet in the world, but the code supports it).

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Stepping_Razor

Oct. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched 10/17/14 15:56 -- You have the feeling that you're being watched (includes many more) How did they all appear so fast?

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Developer response from delosford

Stalkers manually putting them in the database, obviously.

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mosesmalone

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I can't remove an item. Is this the hacker's work or a dumb new gimmick?

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Developer response from delosford

Neither. Also, how are you of all people not aware of this? Don't you read the forums? I've mentioned it in-game multiple times as well. Though, really, shouldn't you have been just ever-so-slightly more wary of The Mark Of Lucifer? Honestly now.

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Edwinbold

Oct. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Is not a spy talking to himself in the questions?

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mosesmalone

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) You never mentioned it in-game and and only mentioned it once as far as I can tell on the forums (in a thread that gave no indication of being of any special importance). Suggesting that even comes where close to a fair warning in ludicrous. Also it still makes no sense as a MISC item. Can this go back to being a government simulator instead of having this dumb devil stuff?

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Developer response from delosford

Pretty sure there's no less than 5 threads on the forums about it, and I've mentioned it in-game numerous times.

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wesley_ding

Sep. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) /w delosford how's your secret plan to change the time in the world going?

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Developer response from delosford

The arbitrary game clock? Does anyone actually care? Everything happens at the same RL time.

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kiraninja

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Also, game clock is off and i can't post in global.

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Developer response from delosford

nope

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12q12q9

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Game is never broken. Hasn't broken in its entire existence, because I'm that good of a programmer." Except that time when we got unlimited energy.

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Developer response from delosford

I'm not sure you know what broken means. That also lasted for like 10 minutes. If that's actually the best you can come up with for "broken" in the 5+ year history of the game: I'm pretty sure you just proved my point.

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HarveyJ

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I've never seen it mentioned it game and after combing over the forums there are a grand total of two threads that state that there are new items that can not be removed. A third mentions that they might be cursed but says nothing of the sort about not be able to remove them. That seems lie pretty short notice to me.

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Developer response from delosford

No, there are more than a few threads that spell things out pretty clearly. Corruption-specific threads, threads about Etherium Rifts, all kinds of stuff. I also mentioned it in-game repeatedly. But please, use new mechanics without knowing what they do and then complain that they weren't what you imagined them to be. That sounds really productive.

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Rhysdog

May. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i cant believe any assasin would be stupid enough to walk up and stab moses for just $200000

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Developer response from delosford

ok?

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Walfalcon

Oct. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I am a communist wearing a monocle top hat, and designer suit. I TOTALLY don't support capitalism.

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Developer response from delosford

Well, you know, they uh, were made by the people?

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GordonSo

Aug. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @ 12q12q9 Just because you suck at trying to get rid of Dexter and Frank doesn't mean they are immune.

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Xyrhoshi

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Apparently games made almost 2 years ago are considered "hot" and "new". That's ok though, since this overly complex interactive simulator of real-life politics enlightens me on how deep down, we're all scummy politicians.

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Developer response from delosford

Closer to 5 years ago. Luckily text-based games never get more dated. The advertising also coincides with the impending release of the first tie-in game for the world (The Lobby).

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DCervan

Oct. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Win Bill that might pass?? No prob, Delos will just create an excuse so he can interact with it and ruin it... Apparently someone is cheating so he can make some changes...

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Developer response from delosford

Can you come up with another explanation as to why a good number of people who don't actually play the game suddenly came back just to vote in a win bill committee? Like usual, your conspiracy theories have no merit or basis in reality, and the complaints boil down to "waaaah he's not letting cheating benefit me! Waaaahhhhh"

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misko27

Sep. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Q, I also don't see kiran. i saw him for a while a week ago or so, but he disappeared again. I know his votes jumped from 34 to 41 in the period I coudl see his name, so it might be a wider problem.

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Developer response from delosford

Yeah, that's new. I don't see him either now. The stalkers seem to be modifying the code in minor ways now. I'll fix it before long.

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Doomoo

May. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Service Temporarily Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. Additionally, a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

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Developer response from delosford

503 errors are not created by code

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Stepping_Razor

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Game is broken again [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]

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Developer response from delosford

Game is never broken. Hasn't broken in its entire existence, because I'm that good of a programmer.

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laveney

Aug. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Seeing Frank Underwood in Clout - "meh, that was to be expected" Seeing Frank Underwood actually being majority whip in Clout - EPIC!

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Developer response from delosford

Can't say I was directly responsible for that one.

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mosesmalone

Aug. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) It also make no sense what so ever as a MISC item. More appropriate for the face.

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Developer response from delosford

There's no reason to believe a misc item couldn't be on your face if you wanted.

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GordonSo

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Not a Spy and Cheesus. Committed to making this game completely unplayable since 2013.

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Developer response from delosford

Not sure what you mean.

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Pauldellman

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Unremoveable items are a terrible idea IMO and should removed from the game ASAP.

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Developer response from delosford

Your opinion is based on nothing, considering you obviously haven't read the threads on the mechanic.

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JaySaladJay

Oct. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) why did my constituent support just plunge? I was at fully believe down to strongly doubt in a day:/

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Developer response from delosford

Lots of things can affect CSP

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Stepping_Razor

Oct. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) So since the stalkers are now more directly attacking your server, in addition to the evidence you've found on the subject, are you able to bring this to the FBI or Police and have them arrested for continuously attacking and interfering with your game?

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Developer response from delosford

Have lots of people who play the game contact the FBI about it and provide their thoughts/evidence. Don't spam them waiting for a response, just tell them what you know and your take on things with the server. CACloud is apparently owned by an American company, so it's likely they have a bit more legal authority. Otherwise you might have to talk to the Canadian intelligence services/police or the CIA I suppose. Part of the problem is that the stalkers bribe/blackmail/etc. a lot of public officials and law enforcement agents as far as I can tell.

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weirdguy

Oct. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I, uh, did you intentionally leave your computer unsecured while knowing that the stalkers have access to your house?

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Developer response from delosford

lol, no. I used to do netsec development as a contractor for the DoD.

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OJ_Jones

Aug. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) By your own previous admission it is unremoveable until the Knight's Templar stuff is implemented which will be who knows when. PS I want my death ray.

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Developer response from delosford

No, it's unremovable until I add a bit of content to let you use the implementation that's already there. It'll probably be in today.

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wesley_ding

Oct. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Ucal, you can have a drink first.

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Bloodlss

Oct. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!!

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Nikss

Oct. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) *checks first page of Clout Examiner* *finds over 70 attacks at Norman Jayden* One might expect the police to find over 5 dozen attacks on one person as suspicious.

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Developer response from delosford

one might

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Magicwarrior

Oct. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Oops, forget my last comment, it might have just been since our debt is so bad

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Developer response from delosford

Yeah, letting the country go to shit is bad for your career.

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wesley_ding

Oct. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) From hundreds of stalker-induced attacks that failed

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Developer response from delosford

Yeah, you should probably expect strange things until I finish securing the game server.

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kiraninja

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The 3rd day of same stats, something is clearly wrong.

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Developer response from delosford

The stalkers is what's wrong. Also had a downing after an ssh login. So more info is getting released. Rejoice!

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Precarious

Dec. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hey there, Mr. Developer! I was wondering if you'd like to read an advance copy of my upcoming novel. The first chapter is 300 pages long, written during a period of brief insanity, and I changed every third letter to that symbol Prince used during the editing process. I believe this will encourage people to skip straight to chapter 2, which is more interesting (it is also read-to-win)! Thanks for your attention!

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Developer response from delosford

Hey there, terrible troll! I'm not sure what kind of mental deficiency made you think that your analogy was good, apt or funny... but I regret to inform you that it wasn't. I also can't help but notice you don't have a little D next to your name, and I have a completely unique game based on politics that generates actual money from people who play it. I might have slightly more of an idea what I'm doing than a troll who hasn't even played the game. Enjoy your report for spam!

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Adipolska011

Oct. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Lel, a Clout-tier 1 player introduced a Win Bill. Stalkers?

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Developer response from delosford

Of course. I'm not really even bothering to fix stuff at this point. I'll fix whatever's left in the backup that's chosen to be restored. On that note, check forums.cloutiverse.net in the polls section for the poll that'll decide that.

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