Comments for Clout: The Game

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coolguy6778

Dec. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) No. I'm basing it on the low amount of kongregate players. At most, you have around 20 people in the chatrooms at a time. You alienated Kongregate. Congrats. In addition to that, you managed to start a freaking civil war over this game. I'd recommend cutting your losses now by ceasing irrelevant discussion regarding the stalkers. Even if you're telling the truth, it's brought no good by discussing it here.

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Developer response from delosford

Well, it's certainly encouraging that the only way you can try to pretend the game is dying is by the count of players in Kongregate chat. Which means next to nothing, especially on a multi-platform game. Which I explained before and you conveniently ignored. Just like I said: common stalker tactic. Just keep repeating the same questions and acting like I didn't already answer them 10 times. The game still has more players than it ever had before the last advertising push, and the game ran just fine on less than 200 weekly actives for years. It also usually has more people in Kong chat than it ever did before. Oh, you mean it has less than when we were getting a flood of new players? Well uh, yeah, obviously?

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Furoa

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) My name is Delos Ford, and I demand that people believe me, ignore and deflect all requests for existing evidence, and ban people when they act based on the information they're given. I will then mock them, slander them, call them stalkers, and throw them under the bus. I am always right, because I am the greatest game developer in the world; my code has the structural integrity of a nuclear fallout shelter. I am also the most charismatic, intelligent, humble, and logical person on the planet. Everyone thinks so, and they all support my every move. Don't you? DON'T YOU??????

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Developer response from delosford

Check the comment from "coolguy" above this to see the same tactic furoa is using: pretending his questions haven't been answered and ignoring everything I bring up.

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Furoa

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) When did I say your game was 'full' of bugs? I said that it contained bugs that you deny and blame on stalkers, those are not one and the same. And thanks for failing to address the question yet again: Have you, or have you not, prevented poisoning an oversighted pill? That was commented, pm'd to you, and repeatedly pointed out, and your response was (and I quote) 'nope'. So, no, I don't think PMs are going to help.

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Developer response from delosford

so name one. And yes, oversight committee stops poison pill as it always did. Interestingly enough, that "bug" hasn't been occurring since I started using RSA-key-only authentication for the server instead of a password. The funniest part is that you're still trying to pretend the stalkers don't exist.

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Stepping_Razor

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) This MAY come as a surprise to you, but just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't mean that they are a stalker. None of us even messed with the game, and you tried to frame kiran. If anyone did anything wrong, it's you.

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Developer response from delosford

Tried to frame kiran? Some of the shit you make up is hilarious. Projecting, as usual. I also think it's hilarious that you're trying to convince people that you disagreeing with me had anything to do with anything. Anybody who's ever looked at global is well aware that people disagree with and even insult me all the time without getting banned. But I won't put up with people slandering me in my own fucking game, much less after trying to damage it. What else would you expect?

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coolguy6778

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) *sorry, not popularity, credibility.

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coolguy6778

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Also, i'm claiming you screwed over your Kongregate popularity.

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Developer response from delosford

and you're basing this on what exactly? Your own repeated comments on my game?

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coolguy6778

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Sorry, delos, i don't have a barrel to roll in. But, seriously, consider the implications of an organization that can pay off an entire police force, have thieves break in to your home, etc. being after you. Clearly, they could kill you if they had a thought to do so. Why aren't you running? This entire argument has been about that.

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Developer response from delosford

Looks like that reference went totally over your head. Maybe I don't have to run because I know how to do a barrel roll olol

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coolguy6778

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Q, i was replying to Alfarno. He brought up the possibility that you may have a mental disorder.

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Developer response from delosford

No, you were flailing around wildly in an attempt to discredit me as always.

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burger1018

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Furoa, you might be better off private messaging him.

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Furoa

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 'Name one bug in the game currently?' How do you propose I bugtest your game when you've banned me unjustly, Delos? But did you put in a check for the oversight state so bills can't be poisoned yet? That was a thing long before that popped up again recently.I know you're probably just going to slander me by claiming that I have 'stalker buddies' and that they're 'not telling because there are none', or that they told me about the PP exploits.

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Developer response from delosford

But I thought the game was full of bugs that I denied the existence of and never fixed? Oh, you mean that was a lie?

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Furoa

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Oh, and Delos, that log of the 'collusion to DoS' occurred -after- the banning. Seems a bit more like retaliation to me. Said attempt likely wouldn't have happened otherwise.

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Developer response from delosford

Um... no? That was sent to me about a month beforehand.

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Furoa

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 'most people on Kong don't have chat open, right?' You might be right for other games, but the game generally opens the chat on start assuming you're accessing from kongregate. I've seen as low as 4, two of whom were unfairly banned at the time. Of couse you could argue everyone is playing off their session keys, but that seems rather unlikely.

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Developer response from delosford

No... what opens when you load games on Kong depends on what tab you were on when you last closed a game. If you click the other tabs, then load a new game: chat will not load.

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Furoa

Dec. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 'DEVELOPER RESPONSE FROM DELOSFORD Buried in the comment history; just like you want them to be. Hence the repeated comments.' So why not collect them all somewhere where they can't be buried? Speaking of which, Joshua_Lee said something about a video proving your house was bugged by the stalkers, but that he lost the link?

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Developer response from delosford

Says the guy who just posted 4 comments. There's also not much point in me "proving" something that everyone already agrees with. Nobody is protesting your bans...

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DoomlordKravoka

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Q confirmed for main antagonist.

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Developer response from delosford

clearly

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TechDragon610

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) With higher tiered players being able to throw weight around, the game isn't exactly carved out for low tiers anyway.

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BloonLord101

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @TechDragon610 That would lead to the richer players having a lot of relics. And make the game a bit unfair.

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TechDragon610

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Hmm...When it comes to relics, what if one of the other games in the cloutverse actually had the ability to find them, and sell them for high cash value to a player in Clout.

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Developer response from delosford

Wouldn't really make a lot of sense in context of the other games.

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12q12q9

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "You know what I miss? When all the people commenting on the game actually played the game." Hmm, I wonder why they don't play, OH RIGHT, YOU BANNED THEM.

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Developer response from delosford

No, I'm talking about people who never played the game, mostly.

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Shantzman

Dec. 17, 2014

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for saying so! I spent a lot of time making sure all the game mechanics were well-balanced.

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coolguy6778

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) (Forgot to mention this:If Q does have a mental disorder, that doesn't matter, because by all means, i have a disorder or two as well. Puts us on equal footing in that regard.)

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Developer response from delosford

I just got finished building an enterprise-class multithreaded social network data processor that communicates with a distributed cluster database for storage in such a way to be used as part of a cross-product data analytics platform as well as a digital marketing platform. This was for the job at which I am very gainfully employed. You can't do that sort of thing if you have the kind of mental disorder you're claiming I have.

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coolguy6778

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I may be a dick, but i like to think of myself as an entertaining dick.

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Developer response from delosford

I'm pretty sure you're the only one who thinks so

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TechDragon610

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Perhaps. I was kind of relying on that boost to help with a bill, my plans really got screwed up. I past out for about over a half hour because of it.

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Furoa

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) You may have misclicked and hit Diacetylmorphine instead, Techdragon. The buttons are right beside each other, and Diacetylmorphine matches your energy/stress loss description.

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alfarno

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Also, coolguy6778, you're a dick. It doesn't matter if stalkers are real, they are important to Q. Either you're tormenting someone with a mental disease, or supporting a murderous group. Either way- dick.

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Developer response from delosford

Well, I can confirm that the opinion of actual medical professionals I see is that I'm perfectly sane.

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alfarno

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Dude it's Ok. Breaking Bad made amphetamines acceptable conversation again.

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Developer response from delosford

It'll probably still get you on a watchlist

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TechDragon610

Dec. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) yes, I know that I admitted to using it. If it comes back to bite me too bad I'll just suicide in-game.

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Developer response from delosford

You don't keep that option indefinitely

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TechDragon610

Dec. 17, 2014

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Developer response from delosford

That is pretty strange. It seems like somebody would have reported that by now, though. Are you sure something else didn't happen?

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TechDragon610

Dec. 17, 2014

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Developer response from delosford

Because it's in a pre-release state while I generate more content.

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Stepping_Razor

Dec. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) coolguy is right. We never did anything to your game, except not believe in some imaginary stalkers, most likely some childhood bully that you use as a scapegoat for everything because you can't grow up. If these stalkers are really as powerful as you say, why would they being doing small stuff like messing with your server?

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Developer response from delosford

So you're just pretending like the majority of those banned didn't get caught red-handed colluding to hack and damage the game? I thought it was pretty funny that one of those talking with you confirmed the authenticity by trying to deny significant involvement. I might have not even believed it otherwise.

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coolguy6778

Dec. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Forgot to mention:Q, look at the players active on clout at a time. TWELVE. Down from at least 20 in the days before you brought up all this irrelevant stalker bullcrap. Why can't you just own up to the fact that you screwed up? Is it because of your ego? Is it because of some medical disorder? We just want to know WHY. If this was a publicity stunt, it's had the opposite effect. Just stop bringing it up. The stalkers, even if they did exist, are irrelevant, and so is your claiming of their existence.

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Developer response from delosford

12? Where are you even coming up with this number? Kong chat? You do realize the game is on two platforms and most people on Kong don't have chat open, right? What are you even claiming I screwed up?

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coolguy6778

Dec. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I stopped that line of question because it seems that your pride wouldn't let you answer those questions. Either that, or you didn't want to. If i had a guess, i'd say that you didn't want to answer because you don't know exactly what you're doing when it comes to the law. Your slander claims wouldn't hold up in court. You've been telling us over and over that "We're doing nothing to you", which is the exact opposite of slander. Do you really expect the courts to believe anything about stalkers? A group with infinite resources after you, wasting it's time with cheap parlor tricks that any 20-year-old can do? Filling up planes with PLANTS? Seriously? It is relevant, by the way. I asked you when i started this conversation, "Why haven't you gone into hiding yet?" That question still stands. Answer me that, will you? No dodging the question due to your own petty ego. Sorry to say, but i agree with Kaire's diagnosis of paranoid personality disorder.

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Developer response from delosford

Change that subject. DO A BARREL ROLL.

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TechDragon610

Dec. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) so was the conspiracy thing a joke or are people actually after you?

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Developer response from delosford

It was a lot more obvious a few months ago to people playing the game.

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Furoa

Dec. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) You know what I miss? The days when you were nice to the playerbase, when you fixed bugs instead of denying their existence (or blaming them on stalkers), and when you didn't ban people on a whim. Those were good days when the game stayed in the game, and didn't spill over into real life plots and conspiracies. Can we go back theere?

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Developer response from delosford

Name one bug that exists in the game currently. I also like how you conveniently ignore the admitted involvement of many of those banned in trying to DOS the game (which you all humorously called a DDOS).

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Furoa

Dec. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Then where are these answers you've posted, Delos? For the potential newcomers, if nothing else.

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Developer response from delosford

Buried in the comment history; just like you want them to be. Hence the repeated comments.

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Furoa

Dec. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Answering questions in the PMs is all well and good, but would you rather repeat your answer to a dozen different people, or just have it out in a place that's accessible so you're not getting constantly asked the same thing?

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Developer response from delosford

You know what I miss? When all the people commenting on the game actually played the game. I also have posted the answers for everyone to see repeatedly, which is why nobody gives a shit anymore.

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WindyRevalations

Dec. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) He answer questions if you PM him.

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Developer response from delosford

I answer questions here, too. Then the stalkers claim my answers aren't good enough and go on ridiculous tirades that I demonstrate to be ridiculous, followed by them quickly changing the subject. Just read back, you can see the pattern really clearly.

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LD3H

Dec. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Actually, Schrödinger's stalkers are both stalking and not stalking simultaneously. Would be more reasonable I guess.

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Developer response from delosford

But that doesn't make any sense. I'm going with dead and not dead. But mostly dead.

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coolguy6778

Dec. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) What is slanderous about asking questions? I simply ask about the wisdom about not hiding from individuals who clearly have the power and the resources to kill you. You don't even have enough evidence to win a slander case in the US courts. Stop dodging the questions, will you? It's only getting old.

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Developer response from delosford

That has literally nothing to do with what you were just talking about. Did I crush your stupid line of non-questions a little too effectively, forcing you to change the subject?

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Furoa

Dec. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Actually, Delos, you'd probably stand to gain a lot more sympathy and trust if you gave legitimate answers to the questions, instead of dodging, ignoring, and replying with slanderous accusations of your own. It's almost as if you're trying to hide something by your consistent failure to respond to requests for information, and honestly that does a lot more to discredit you than the questions themselves.

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Developer response from delosford

Why would I need to gain sympathy or trust? You seem really confused. Probably because you've been banned for a while and don't actually realize that nobody who still plays ever gave a shit about your banning... and they certainly don't now. Do you think there's some kind of raging mutiny going on? Because I'm pretty sure everyone who's not banned already forgot about it.

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kiraninja

Dec. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Schrödinger's Stalkers are alive, not alive, non-existent and existent simultaneously.

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Developer response from delosford

oh, but you threw in "existent"... hm, guess your analogy isn't very good.

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WindyRevalations

Dec. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Private message Delosford with questions is my advice.

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Developer response from delosford

That would be great advice if there were people here actually looking for answers. But generally speaking it's just people trying to slander/discredit me in public, so that wouldn't really serve their purposes.

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coolguy6778

Dec. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Who said you had to explain the entirety of it? You said i'm not taking into account various factors. Simplify them. It shouldn't be that hard.

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Developer response from delosford

You know what else isn't that hard? Looking up information about the aforementioned topics on the internet. I'm not exactly sure why you think posting slanderous comments on my game entitles you to free tutoring on a variety of topics.

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alfarno

Dec. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Should it be possible to poison binary bills? You can't really do any other special actions on them, so it feels unbalanced...

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Developer response from delosford

It's only possible when they're in the initial committee phase. This is to encourage cooperation on starting them instead of just tossing them out there and hoping people push them along.

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coolguy6778

Dec. 13, 2014

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Developer response from delosford

No... I'm really not interested in explaining the entirety of the US criminal justice system to you in Kongregate comments. I'm pretty sure there are better resources available for that.

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DoomlordKravoka

Dec. 13, 2014

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Developer response from delosford

fuck yeah rockets

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kiraninja

Dec. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Schrödinger's Stalkers"

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Developer response from delosford

So they may or may not be alive?

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KairePhD

Dec. 11, 2014

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Developer response from delosford

No actual doctor would be trying to diagnose something like that across the internet. You'd also be well aware of the fact that my obvious skill at writing precludes pretty much every major mental disorder, and definitely rules schizophrenia out. Do you have like... a doctorate in Russian literature and just like telling people you're a doctor?

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WoundedKnee

Dec. 11, 2014

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Developer response from delosford

who aaaaare you?

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MrCrazyheat

Dec. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) One unique and great early access games that is , if you think about it, can affect everyone's character.

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Developer response from delosford

You sir, are aptly named.

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thatjoeguy

Dec. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) lets see how sensitive you guys are... ahem, stalkers.

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Developer response from delosford

HOLY SHIT POST OF THE YEAR

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