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7-18-2008 @ 9:24AM
The "you suck comments and you cant draw comments" are a bit over the top and unnecessary. I bet half the people saying that cannot even draw themselves. I felt I needed to interject here because there is a *distinct* difference between offering criticism and being flat out rude. How about if you don’t like it, start up your own wowblog site and then let people comment on how much you suck just for breathing....On topic...The drawings are very nice however I did not exactly get the gist of this specific comic. Since I cannot draw or am all that great at telling jokes, I do not have any advice to offer...But looking forward to next weeks comic!
7-19-2008 @ 8:13AM
I know I can't draw or tell jokes, and I admit that. But there's the difference between me and the author, I don't try to.The fact is that /silly shows that funny WoW comics are totally possible. This comic shows that the creator either can't think of good jokes or hides them under too much blabble (not a word, but you know what I mean). Either the jokes are too subtle for 99% of the people here (which they aren't, if there's one thing I can do it's get subtle humour), or they're just plain bad.In the last few comics I've seen maybe one comment per comic saying that they found it funny, whereas /silly used to be funny to the majority of its audience. It's not that different people find different things funny, it's that these just aren't funny.Sorry if I sounded rude, but I've never once seen the author reply to a piece of negative criticism, and I'm getting quite annoyed that there seems to be no attempt to make these funnier. Go look at /silly for tips, I just went back to them, and despite seeing them a long while ago still found them hilariously funny.There's my attempt at being polite, and at some constructive criticism, I hope the author actually takes notice. As for the art, I've never actually had a problem with it. Each web comic has its own distinct art style, and half of them aren't that well drawn (although, hate to keep doing this, /silly was very nice).
7-19-2008 @ 8:16AM
Sorry about the double post, but another piece of criticism I just thought of. One of the reasons why this comic in particular isn't that great, is due to the fact that it shows that you have a distinct lack of understanding of the subject matter.People have already pointed out that that is a problem with someone who doesn't play WoW making comics about it, but this is even worse. Ventrilo uses a push-to-talk system. Although there's other methods, the vast majority use ptt, which requires you to hold down the button to talk.This means that anyone who has ever used Vent would just not find this funny, as it's not an experience anyone would have had.
7-19-2008 @ 12:52PM
Thank you, Aeo. I'm sorry you didn't quite get the joke this time, hopefully you like next weeks!@Dan If you ever offered anything more than "I hate it, I like DL" I'd be more inclined to pay attention to you. Everything else you said has been pretty much answered in other comments I've made to other people on this comic. Most of them were negative commenters, so thanks anyways.
7-19-2008 @ 5:59PM
Meg: I apologise if it seems that I'm just being mean, but that was my attempt at some constructive criticism. The fact is that someone has to tell you that these comics aren't good. If there was some sign of you trying to improve them, then I'd cut you some slack, but it seems they're actually getting worse.Just to put it into perspective. For the last four comics there were 70 comments overall. Of these, 7 were positive, that's 10%. Over three times more, 24, were certainly negative comments, that's 34% of the overall comments. The rest were fairly neutral, and showed no love or distaste for the comic. Just for those who love more numbers (like me =P), that means that of the people who posted whether or not they like the comic (31) only 23% liked it, while the other 77% didn't. This shows that it's not just me who believes that these just aren't good.Also, my continuing references to /silly (which will continue) are due to the fact that I'm hoping that you will go back and read them and realise how you can improve. You may have the potential to be a good webcomic writer, but at the minute you don't seem to be using it.This is my final plea, please either make them better or stop and leave it to someone else. There are plenty of webcomics on the internet, and plenty of them are WoW related. There's no need for another (bad) one.
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