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Qcode
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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 01:45

So let me tell you a story.
One day wen I was at school I heard one of the jocky sporty guys say he could code and make amazing games. He was boasting about that he could remake cod in a couple of hours if he really wanted to. I, being one of the nerdier kids, decided to challenge him to a gamemaking contest. We both got a week to make a game with no outside help. No forums, no people, no googling documentation. At the end of the week, I had a crude basic platformer (2 levels a power up coins and an enemy). Him the expected coding genius had a 1 minute animation made with scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/). When I asked him why he hadn't made COD or something better considering he had a week. He protested that he didn't have "enough time" Meanwhile I was recognized has the nerdy guy who paled in comparison to our great coding genius. That sucked. It finally worn out and the guy sucked up to me and I taught him how to actually code. It's people like these who make my blood boil. He is still recognized as the genius today whether as I taught him this https://love2d.org/wiki/Tutorial:Hamster_Ball wednesday. Discuss your own annoying coding experiences.

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rokit
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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 01:47

lol, owned

Camewel
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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 01:50

Why would you actually teach him how to code? Just leave him be, he's not going to get anywhere.

No-one else I know has any actual ability to code, but the most annoying thing when I've just done something complicated like adding in a collision engine or varying friction on different surfaces, all people say is, "Is that all? Why is there only one level?" Adding new levels is the really easy bit you do when you've finished all the hard stuff. That really annoys me.

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rokit
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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 01:55

No one apart from me knows how to code (apart from my borther - penguin321)

What really bugs me is similar to Camewel.
I am quite known in my school for coding games, but once I make something like gravity and advanced collision, they go "What? I could make something better" but most people use gamemaker.

I always explain that code takes time, but they don't get it.

Camewel
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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 01:57

rokit boy wrote:once I make something like gravity and advanced collision, they go "What? I could make something better" but most people use gamemaker.
"Look, that's easy to do!" *opens Blender*

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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 01:58

Camewel wrote:
rokit boy wrote:once I make something like gravity and advanced collision, they go "What? I could make something better" but most people use gamemaker.
"Look, that's easy to do!" *opens Blender*
"No, it's easier to do!" *opens Game Maker*

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Qcode
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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 01:59

rokit boy wrote:
Camewel wrote:
rokit boy wrote:once I make something like gravity and advanced collision, they go "What? I could make something better" but most people use gamemaker.
"Look, that's easy to do!" *opens Blender*
"No, it's easier to do!" *opens Game Maker*
You guys are horrible at this. *Opens scratch*

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rokit
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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 02:38

Wow wtf? *Opens Alice*

Camewel
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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 02:42

rokit boy wrote:Wow wtf? *Opens Alice*
Oh wow I remember that. That was by far the worst program I've ever attempted to make a game in.

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Post » 09 Apr 2012, 03:11

I was talking to my friend about some lua thing i just learned, and since he didn't know shit about coding he was like '"i know this kid who is great at coding". I was pissed.