Comments for Clout: The Game

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rhysdog

Sep. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i emailed the hosts and in their reply email they called me "bazooka". i think you need hosts with a better grip on reality.

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Developer response from delosford

They all seem to have a tenuous grasp on reality, though this one does seem exceptionally interesting in that department. They still insist to this day that changing the amount of RAM on the server fixed everything (despite the fact that the problems continued happening immediately afterwards until they fixed something completely different on THEIR server. I provide them proof of this by their company's own admission and they still claim the RAM fixed everything.)

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wesley_ding

Sep. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Q, the game indeed did glitch. For some reason it was possible to CC the bill that I accidentally oversighted.

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Developer response from delosford

Nope.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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wesley_ding

Sep. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I can't believe I just oversighted my 256x bill. *Headdesks*

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Developer response from delosford

Speaker committee clear doesn't remove multipliers. Which is admittedly more helpful when the speaker isn't perpetually dead...

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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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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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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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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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KillerOfU33

Sep. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) So you can manually input disasters? Oh! How about make Richard Nixon president for a month!

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Developer response from delosford

I think Zombie Nixon might have been president at some point.

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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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kiraninja

Sep. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Ideas:Left/Right Scroll bar for voting page, make sets so you can switch all of your items out for different ones at the click of a button, a bill filter that shows bills you can play on without the clout tier penalty, a post feed that shows things from all posts you have access to in chronological order (including PAC).

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Developer response from delosford

Voting page doesn't need scrollbars. Item sets are not actually useful, but powergamers think they are. The game does not support powergaming, whether or not it's actually effective. You can search for bills without a CT penalty by searching by CT. I'm not really sure that the conglomerated post would be useful.

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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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kiraninja

Sep. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) And after they finally let the assassin into the hospital he kills El_Raton just because. Afterwards he has the nerve to try to get back into the hospital and they tell him to go away again.

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Developer response from delosford

sir, you're going to need to stop stabbing people. It's against hospital policy unless you're a surgeon.

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PiotrHabera

Sep. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) WONT SOMEBODY HELP THE CHILDREN?!?!!!1!!!11|111 -King Piotr

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Developer response from delosford

probably not. They just don't have enough money to buy off Congresspersons with their allowance.

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Crash301

Sep. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I would like to recommend that if a Speaker Candidate died before the election that those who voted for them would have their vote reset so they could vote for someone else. Especially considering right now over 400 votes are for dead people.

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Developer response from delosford

The purpose of the system is to discourage killing speakers/candidates. It's worked quite well for the last few years.

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wesley_ding

Sep. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Or... *shiver shiver* is it the Dark Gods

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Developer response from delosford

No, that's just a critical hit.

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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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wesley_ding

Jul. 31, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) WesleyD - "I will fillibuster the SHIT out of you!" Wildcard is awesome.

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Developer response from delosford

I'm kind of surprised more people don't have it.

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Ucalino

Sep. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) So uh, what's the deal with these critical assassinations that are occurring in just 1 assassination against speaker runners that deal 100 health points of damage and bypass Martial Law, CongSec, 10 protection, and an obscene defense stat...?

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Developer response from delosford

the stalkers, I'd guess

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wesley_ding

Sep. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) *Accuses the screen size for trying to manipulate the votes by bringing kiran off the screen*

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Developer response from delosford

The dead people tags are causing problems. I haven't looked into it yet. Really I need to up the nom count, though.

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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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Tranceslave

Sep. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The server didn't tick today Q.

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Developer response from delosford

See the announcements.

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OGjimKenobi

Sep. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Perhaps a private investigator could be hired to look into the whole stalker issue. Either that or offer a bunch kreds or whatever to anyone who can do some successful amateur investigating on the matter and is able to dig up some concrete info on who is exactly doing what and why. There's got to be more to it than just that info posted in global.... If you pull the thread.... the sweater will begin to unravel......

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Developer response from delosford

I have various federal entities looking into things already. Though, sure, anyone who wants to dig up information on this and give it to me can get cosmetic item rewards. Why not.

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Magistro

Jul. 23, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "I have gathered all required signatures, agreements and documents required and will thus be forming a Conference Committee with respect to this bill!" I'm pretty sure someone else already pointed this out but there's one unnecessary "required" in that sentence.

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Developer response from delosford

Actually, no, you're the first person to catch that to my knowledge. I can only assume it came from the Department of Redundancy Department.

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wesley_ding

Sep. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) MORE ETHERIUM RIFTS

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Developer response from delosford

WRONG GAME

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ExtremeGamer9000

Sep. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I don't understand this whole Stalker thing. But hell, am i going to Cyber-Punch their Puny-Cyber faces! Even if i have to cross over 9000 websites!

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Developer response from delosford

A few people pay/blackmail/etc a lot of other people into messing with my life, including the game. Most of their attempts to mess with the game have slanderous undertones, as they try to make it appear the game has bugs that do not exist.

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Stepping_Razor

Sep. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Hey, could you maybe add a scroll bar for the VIP section? People can't vote for Kiran anymore.

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Developer response from delosford

No, but I will be increasing the nomination counts to cut down on useless candidates. The real problem is something with the dead people tags anyway.

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KillerOfU33

Sep. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) So now that the hurricane is over, and we're largely unphased, what are you going to throw at us now delos? I know it's randomly generated, but you should really add a personal button for yourself. Like, a developer screen with giant red button for "nuclear mishap" and a bunch of smaller buttons with stuff like hurricanes and riots and tsunamies and stuff.

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Developer response from delosford

I assure you I can manually input any disaster I want to...

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Kalendan1

Aug. 23, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Well, we are funding human cloning and soylent green... That should solve all our nutritional problems for a while. Also, 'murica. Hell yeah.

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Developer response from delosford

Don't forget we're apparently encouraging and/or paying people to kill themselves at this point, too. Apparently it's all part of the plan.

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Titanshadow12

Aug. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Many of the top congressmen seem prepared for war, what with their bazookas, full level body armor and composite plates...

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Developer response from delosford

Have you been watching the paper? Assassinations aren't exactly uncommon.

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Ritox2

Aug. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i like your game

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for saying so!

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WilliamE32

Apr. 3, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) im gonna assasinate Frank underwood

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Developer response from delosford

Usually it's best not to let people know before doing this. Just a general piece of advice.

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moxieman

Jan. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Fantastic game! Sharp, self-aware and hilarious. It's just enough to be a immersive good time, but not so much that it becomes self-important and preachy. (I can't find the adjective for that statement.) One thing though, while I get the feeling the world page was given a lot of thought and care, it seems as if the game isn't affected by it enough. It doesn't matter to the player that the economy is sunk and so on. It would be really impressive if the store and the black market experienced inflation in proportion to the sinking economy and so on. All the same, my favorite game on Kong!

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support! The CPI is not currently modeled, which would be more what you're talking about. Historically, I think the CPI also has a loose or potentially inverse relationship with the price of illicit drugs. However, I do have plans to implement bills that will alter the cost of drugs and perhaps also items (drug law bills and sales tax or something). These bills will ALSO modify costs of other games connected to Clout, such as The Lobby and Campaign Trail (both currently only in the planning stages, but The Lobby should be open in some form within a month at most).

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ssssssx2

Aug. 8, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Is it theoretically possible to completely pay off the national debt?

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Developer response from delosford

Yep

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Skyrunner97

Jul. 30, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The developer of this game is a genius and creative too. I am amazed by the wonder that is Clout and the person who is the parent of this brainchild.

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Developer response from delosford

Could be the strongest praise ever given to the game. Thanks for saying so!

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