If you aren't going to bother reading my posts miro then don't bother replying to them because it annoys me and wastes both our time. Besides, I hate having to repeat myself.
As for the rating… If you're going to keep whining about my rating then maybe you should bother reading why I rated it that low, in detail, which I posted and you didn't bother to read:
! > I would not have posted my ratings of your DLC's if someone hadn't plastered an entire page misquoting me as giving it ratings that I would not have. I did so because I have some integrity with my standards and I don't want to see that misrepresented.
Yes, I give your DLC.01 a 0.5 out of 5 in its current state. That's a 10% out of 100% and it's a complete flop. You could bring that up to a 25% rating if you fix all of the bugs that you released with your unfinished work. The thing is, it's not going to get higher than that. The cum isn't going to be fixed, let's be realistic. It just isn't. You also aren't going to fix the camera angels and overall direction of the scenes (e.g. angles that you film in). These things are not on the table because you would effectively have to rework the entire project which took you some 2-3 years. There are many minor flaws but these are the big glaring flaws and no matter what you do they cannot be fixed and that is why the rating is so poor. Sorry, I just didn't like it.
Your DLC.02 was considerably better, but as it was released completely unpolished that resulted in it getting a 25% rating. If the minor issues were fixed it would go up to a 50%. Keep in mind that I only even gave your original G4E a 90%. That puts DLC.02 at 40% off.
Here's why my rating, even if the bugs were fixed and it was polished, is so low:
The DLC's primary focus appears to be on Sayako's balls. Tara sucks on them, Tara strokes them, Tara cuddles them, they are the focus of the work it would seem. I have expressed many times how I do not like the balls, so it should be no surprise that I wouldn't enjoy features focused on them.
In the first DLC the autofellatio scene which is the whole focus of the entire DLC is absolutely cringe-worthy. The way Sayako's enormous breasts look in that position and the way her back moves unnaturally to suck herself off… it's extremely unpleasant and disconcerting. It actually made me feel uneasy and completely put off. The remainder of the focus was, of course, Sayako's orange sized balls that are in fact shaped like tennis balls rather than almond shaped, and... that entire portion was just extremely gross for me. The entire DLC.01 was extremely gross for me. It was just downright bad. Add on top of that the wax/plastic cum scenes which magically shoot from 1-2cm from the tip of the dick and you're basically left with the rating that I gave. There is no redemption for DLC.01 for me. I could not possibly give it a positive review. I just can't. It doesn't do it for me. It was gross and offputting for me. That's why your rating is so bad.
As for DLC.02, I'll admit that the rating that I gave and the review that I gave might be a bit skewed by the horrible and grossness inherited from DLC.01 as I watched the two of them in immediate succession and was completely disenfranchised by the time I started 02.
Here's what I can say: The dick rising scene in the original G4E was super hot. In DLC.02 it was not. It wasn't exciting at all. I don't know how you managed to miss the mark on that, but you did. The blowjob scene in the original G4E was super hot. In this DLC, it just... wasn't. I don't know if it was the camera angles, or the weird gunk on Tara's hand, or what, but it was just really unsatisfying. I can say that the cunnilingus scene was far worse however, as it was just like Sayako was bobbing her head up and down below Tara with her tongue out slightly like she had no clue whatsoever what she was doing and that was made worse by Tara literally saying that she was good at it. I would love to see a good cunnilingus scene and the one in this DLC was crushing a disappointment.
Moving forward, we're left with bad black screen transitions that last for what 10-20 seconds? And overall bad camera angles, along with a cumshot that is truly bad. Maybe you worked on the cum simulation for so long that you can't objectively see how bad they are, but they are really and truly bad. DLC.02 would have constituted probably a 20% higher rating by cutting the cumshot scene all together. All you'd have to do is stop it as Sayako is clearly cumming and Tara is taking it down her throat, swallowing her cum and it's so obvious that it's happening... and you just leave it. You don't have this super fake wax/plastic cum spewing out like a water hose a cm from the cock for far too long. You just have her swallow it and come off her dick with a smile, give the tip of her dick a seductive kiss and have her tell Sayako her cum was delicious or something. If you did that and you completely reworked the cunnilingus scene then the rating would be much much higher.
I'd say that it could maybe push it to an 80% but realistically with the unexciting dick rise, unexciting dick sucking, and bad camera angles... I'm just not really sure that it would deserve that high of a rating. There are just some really core issues that need fixed that go well beyond the unpolished state of the release, and they're such core things that they simply aren't able to be fixed from a realistic standpoint. You can't redo the whole thing.
I've only ever given you honest reviews, and this one was brutally honest. If you want to call me a troll then that's your prerogative but you're wrong.
If you understood why I rated it the way I did it wouldn't seem so mind blowing.
Onto other things…
Tiffany, forgive me if don't read all of your wall of text, maybe sometime in the near future. But your last sentence says it all. You speak as if you have an idea of what you're talking about, but you don't. The G4E DLCs were a bigger success then even G4E, by a great margin and I was seriously surprised by how successful G4E was.
You really don't get it, do you? That sentence was the culmination, not of the few paragraphs above relating to business, but of my entire post. We aren't talking about how successfully you sell your products (yet). What we're talking about is your business image. This is your second real product, the rest were all little picture sets. Your business practices haven't had an impact on your sells as of yet, but if you keep up your business practices then I can assure you that your profits are most definitely going to see a hit eventually. They probably already have.
You know all of those people that leave angry comments about the way you've managed this entire thing and say they won't support you or buy your work anymore? They aren't necessarily lying, and they aren't necessarily the only ones that feel that way. Your business practices are making you lose a lot of potential customers already and if you continue on the path that you're on without changing anything then you're doing yourself a disservice.
Since you can't be bothered to read coherent sentences, allow me to bullet-point it:
- You will literally lie to our faces and then deny it.
- You consistently label irate and/or disappointed customers as "trolls" and handle yourself with a complete lack of professionalism.
- Whenever you mess up you outright denied any wrongdoing. More times than not, you even go so far as to blame your customers.
- You have horrible time management skills and completely unrealistic expectations of what you can do. My rule of thumb has become to multiply any time estimate that you give us by 3 to 5 and even that often falls short.
- You have extremely bad business practices. Something like a 9 month long "release event" can never happen again.
- You let hype engines run for way too long and deny their existence. I believe this directly correlates to my followup below.
Overall, I think your biggest problem is that you treat your customers like a fanclub. You haven't seemed to grasp that you're running a business, and not just a fanclub that pays your bills. You have to act professionally, treat your customers with respect, have respectable business practices, and maintain a good business image.
The reason I think you need a business manager is because you have demonstrated that you clearly have no grasp of how fast you can actually work or how long projects will take. I can't help but imagine that you probably spent quite a few months treating your products like casual hobbies that you would tinker around with rather than buckling down and working, which a business manager would also help with because it would feel more like a job. For that however, I don't think you could handle that kind of environment. So, you need to not make promises of future extras unless you already have them completed or at least 95%+ completed, and you need to not start hyping a release until it's complete. That's the only way you're going to conquer your time management crisis.
The reason I suggest a Publicist/PR is because of how you consistently lie to your customers, and treat anyone disappointed or angry as trolls. This just isn't a good business practice, and if you can't handle dealing with your customers in a professional manner then maybe you need someone that can do that for you.
IDK, all that kind of fits in with the urban dictionary definition of being a troll: One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.
I don't know how frequently you've been lurking around here but I've been here since the beginning giving miro constructive criticism. I've never sugar coated anything with niceties. That's just not how I am. I always give a cold logical analysis.
I don't post just to stir up shit. I'm not a troll. I never troll, anywhere, ever. If that's what you think then that was your first mistake. Try going back and reading my posts with the assumption that they're from a no nonsense kind of person that is brutally honest and goes directly to the point with no added fluff. When I critique something, it's just that, a critique. When I praise something, it's genuine, but it's also rare. So, if I do praise something you should imagine it amplified a thousand fold. I don't do that though. I'm bad at that. There are plenty of other people for that. There aren't many people around that give critiques like I do though. Most people are too worried about hurting someone's feelings or coming off as complaining too much, so it all gets buried in praise and it's a mess to sort out what the real issues are. Stroking an artist's ego is going to make him feel better but it isn't going to help him improve his work and if he gets lost in all the praise and can't even see the critiques then that's a problem and it's why I'm completely direct and to the point. No nonsense.
it seems that you don't like Miro's work stylistically. You don't like the angles, the voices, the direction, the balls, the tits, the assholes or the cum. But to give a product like this a "10%" is in fact pretty trolly
For the DLC's, that's all true. I don't like any of that, and it played a large part in how significantly low my rating was. I don't know who you think I'm rating these for, because it sure as hell isn't some Beauru of Futanari Cock Statistics. It's my own personal ratings, so yes, my own personal preferences and tastes are going to play a role on my rating of a product. That should be obvious.
When you give that kind of rating your basically saying every aspect of the entire product was a failure
Yes, that would be the point. For me, every aspect of the DLC's was a complete and utter failure. Thus, the ratings. There's not some magical inconsistency here. That's literally how I feel, and it's also how I rated.
It sounds very subjective because as you said you lost all "respect" for Miro and are trying to hit him where it hurts.
How I feel about miro as a business and miro as an artist are completely different.
My reviews of art are always completely unbiased by personal feelings about an artist or business. It's about the art, not the artist, and not the company selling the art.
I even separate miro as a person. But to be perfectly honest with the way he's been treating me the last several times he's bothered to grace me with replies over the past year or two he's been making it really hard for me to keep liking him. It's been like this ever since the first time we got into a big argument. I honestly don't think that he's ever gotten over it. It seems like he's been taking all of my critiques really personally ever since.
We are actually friends, you know, even if we've seemed like frenemies lately. I actually have him on Skype, though… he hasn't actually replied to me since January 2014. We actually used to talk a lot years ago. I definitely think he's still upset about that big argument we had years ago. He took it really personally. Like, really really personally.
For years we've been reading how little you like Miro's work and your constant complaints
(W)hat I really just don't understand is why are you still here?
You really don't understand at all, do you? I've been around here from the beginning giving miro constructive criticism of his work. As far as I understand it my critiques have also been very helpful to miro over the years. I told him a long time ago that if he ever wanted me to stop all he had to do was ask. He never has, so I have to believe that my critiques are still helpful to him. And so, regardless of how badly some people might think of me around here, because they don't understand how I critique art, I continue.
You don't really seem to enjoy Miro's work at all so why not just go to the forums of the artists you do like or make something better and come back when you do?
Why on earth would I come back here if I left to make something better? Just to spit in miro's face and spite him? That's immature as fuck. And you know what? I've never found any respect for anyone that resorts to those kinds of attacks. "Let's see you make something better!" It's just such a typical ad hominem, and so incredibly tacky.
Having said that, I wouldn't be here if I didn't like miro's work. I feel like I've had to say this every time some rabid oblivious whiteknight like you jumps my case. To be perfectly honest I'm getting tired of having to repeat the same shit ad nauseam.
(You) come to a forum (…) (to) bash him on his "total flop" of a product that had "non-existent positive aspects"
I critique his art. That's what I do here. I'm more disappointed than anyone that his DLC's turned out the way they did. That's probably also why my reviews have been the most scathing. Someone that doesn't care about an artist's work doesn't get disappointed when they put out something bad. Someone that cares deeply does. And yes, to me it feels like the DLC's just aren't good. I wish that wasn't the case. I was really looking forward to them. I even said as much a few times in the DLC vs (whatever) threads.
The animation itself is skillfully done, the texture on the cock is amazing, but the flow of the piece is completely disrupted by too many different angles & loops. I feel like he really should have stuck with continuous scenes, scenes that naturally progress rather than flipping across angle after angle then going to black screen. Obviously I also don't like ball worship, really bad looking cum, or supremely disappointing cunnilingus. So yeah, it got a poor rating for me. When I say it did nothing for me - literally not even wet - I'm not exaggerating. If a porno can't even make me wet then there's a serious problem and given as that's its purpose, it's impossible to give it a high rating. I should be gushing wet and cumming a few minutes into it, not watching the entirety of both DLC's hoping it gets better and does something for me. It's not like my pussy is broken either. The DLC's just… don't do it for me... at all.
And you know, if I were here to troll I don't think I'd be going around helping people. I'm not nearly as malicious as some of you people seem to think.
further bash him personally for being a "liar/bad businessman/grasshopper in need of ant"
I wasn't bashing him personally. I was critiquing the way he runs his business, and like his art, I give my advice on how he can improve. You, and for that matter miro, shouldn't take it so personally.
I mean you even predicted G4E would sell 50 copies (I could be wrong, but it was a small number), and I don't even want to get into what a margin of error that was.
I don't remember saying something like that in that context. I seem to recall there being a discussion of how well G4E would sell under various price ranges and I put the sales numbers lower with higher prices. God, that was ages ago…
In any case, Tiffany, your negativity stays in this thread. Hope you understand.
Just so we're clear, because I've had a nagging feeling for a few years now, but when you refer to "the trolls," are you talking about me?