Category: Weekly Updates
I have finished playing through MARDEK 3 now and balancing it and such, so now it's probably ready for sponsorship! Isn't that exciting?!
First, though, I think it's wise for the beta testers to play it for a bit to see if they can find any critical problems with it or anything. I can do beta testing alongside the sponsorship process, though, so I won't leave it too long before contacting sponsors.
I'll probably contact them tomorrow or something... I always hate this bit though because I'm no good at communicating with people professionally, so I get nervous and probably look stupid and it's all potentially very embarrassing! I'm also out of touch with the 'Flash scene' and don't know how things are done whereas it seems that everyone else getting sponsorships *does*, so I feel ignorant or something. Hmm.
Anyway, though, I've still got quite a few things left to fix, as you'll notice from the progress bar thing. Most of them are relatively minor, though, and I'll fix them while the sponsorship stuff is being done.
Hopefully I can get the game out within a month... Though as I've said before, I have no idea how long the sponsorship process will take.
Hmm, what else?
Oh, right. I've been using the Wii that I have to, uh, 'do' ('play' seems like the wrong word) Wii Fit, which some people said was utterly useless, and it seems to be improving my physical and mental health noticeably. This is because otherwise, I basically never move around at all, and this gives me the chance to, so it's pleasant and so on. Even if I'm not going to become an Olympic athlete from it, that's not what I want it for.
People were also suggesting PS3 and Wii games before, when I didn't ask them to, since I'm not looking for other games right now, and most peoples' game preferences differ from my own, it seems (I'm very picky about what games I actually like).
Actually, this brings to mind something I can ask of people so then you could have something to respond about, maybe!
I have various psychological and lifestyle 'problems' that don't do me any good and which would be best gone, and I know what I can do to fix them but haven't got around to it yet. I mention them off-handedly sometimes because they're relevant to other things, but when I do, people seem eager to offer *advice* that I didn't actually ask for, and generally it's given from their own perspective using things that would work for *them*...
Usually those things show lack of understanding of my situation or personality and wouldn't work for me at all; for example, suggesting I 'go out with friends' or even go and play sport and things like that...
I've been told that it's typical for men, upon hearing problems, to seek to FIX said problems and therefore to give 'advice' to the person complaining, and it seems then from that that many men, if they mention problems *at all* (and I imagine due to the typical machismo thing, that most wouldn't mention them unless they were severe just because it'd be showing weakness?), do so because they want solutions.
Women, on the other hand, would mention problems just to get them off their chest and to merely have someone listen; they wouldn't necessarily want solutions to the problems because talking in itself helps.
This apparently leads to misunderstandings in relationships, if a woman tells her problems to her manfriend and he offers advice, which can end up seeming condescending or even aggressive, in a way, whereas if the man mentions problems to the woman, she DOESN'T offer advice and he thinks she doesn't care or didn't listen...
Anyway, my point is, I seem to do the typical female thing, maybe; I mention problems just because it helps to mention them (or because, as I said, they're relevant to other things I'm talking about; this is most often the case, I think), NOT because I want advice. If I want advice, then I ask for it explicitly.
So to me, when I receive a lot of advice that I never asked for which is given out of ignorance of my specific situation or personality, it seems unpleasant because it's almost condescending, especially when it's the most basic of obvious suggestions that I've thought of or tried already, being suggested to me as if I'm some dimwit who couldn't figure it out myself.
I know that people probably MEAN well from giving advice, but when it's not asked for, it can be annoying.
So what I want to *ask* of you people is basically how you'd feel if you were describing something to someone, probably someone you didn't really know, maybe, and you mentioned off-handedly something like a problem or inconvenience that you had, and they started giving you advice that you never asked for and didn't really at that time want...
Would you appreciate it? Do you always appreciate advice?
Or do you ever find it annoying?
Yes, I know things like this depend on a lot of factors, like the type of advice (I'm sure advice about your sex life might be more annoying than advice about fixing a computer, for example), and the person giving it, but try to think generally or something?
I might have mentioned this before in another news article, I'm not sure...
But I think that I've been noticing it a lot recently, maybe. I think this is because I get a lot of comments on these news articles, and while one or two comments of advice never bothered me, they just build up, and when there are hundreds all giving advice that was never asked for, it becomes... noticeable. Or something.
So anyway! Yes! MARDEK 3 is basically finished and I'm going to seek sponsors. Hooray.