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Question Corner #7 – 5/23/2016

Question Corner #7 – 5/23/2016

Hello everybody, SlimKirby here! Getting ready for Momocon, but I have gotten quite a few questions since my last post, so before I leave for a week, I figured I would get another one of these posted before I head out.

As usual, make sure you continue to follow the guidelines for these questions if you would like to submit a question yourself. Don’t ask anything too personal or anything inappropriate, and try to avoid asking very simple questions like “Have you played this game?” or “What do you think of this game?” because those will generally lead to very short and uninteresting answers. If you would like to submit a question yourself, go to the Contact page.

Q: “Who would be your dream date, regardless of occupation, fame, religion, race, etc?”
A: I’m honestly not extremely picky when it comes to that kind of stuff, as long as it is someone who can make me smile, laugh and accept me for who I am. Do certain qualities resonate with me better than others? Sure, I’m not saying I don’t have a type, but I’m not going to limit myself to those qualities if there is someone who I find I care deeply for. They don’t even have to be a gamer, although it would be nice to play a game or two of Mario Party every now and then! But I think it is important that we share a lot of the same hobbies and interests, and even if we don’t as long as we can at least talk about them together and encourage each other in exploring our own passions further. I know that doesn’t really answer the question of a “dream date” and is more about “finding your perfect partner,” but again, it’s not something I put a whole lot of thought into. I’m not just going to date someone because she’s popular for being on some tv show. I’d be more interested in their personal endeavors outside of that, if that makes sense.

Q: “What are your opinion of the Dorkly video game animation shorts?”
A: I think they are fine. Some of them are funny while others have….incredibly obvious humor that you can see from a mile away. It’s not something I will keep up with, but if I see one that interests me out of the corner of my eye, I’ll probably check it out.

Q: “Would you like to see a second Donkey Kong 64 game?”
A: Yeah, I think DK should give the 3D platforming realm another go. I honestly do really love Donkey Kong 64, even though it does go a little far on collectibles and is kind of slow-paced compared to other 3D platformers of its time (Banjo Kazooie and Super Mario 64). But the game itself is still extremely solid and is a game I go back to every now and then for a good gold-banana hunting time!

Q: “What is your favorite breed of dog?”
A: I’ve always been fond of german shepherds and labs. Lately though, I’ve been unable to get over how freaking cute huskies are (thanks to PokemonCheese and WolfofStorms for that constant reminder).

Q: “What kind of car do you own?”
A: I own a 2000s (don’t know the exact year) Buick Century. It’s a really comfortable car and I enjoy driving it. I just wish my right windshield wiper would stop screwing up…..

Q: “If you were given a chance to partner up with a larger Youtuber, who would you choose and why?”
A: It would actually be really cool to partner up with Chuggaaconroy sometime. Regardless of our past, I have so much respect for the work he does on Youtube and given the right game and circumstance, I think it would be a fun time. I would also love to partner up with somecallmejohnny as well because not only is he my favorite Youtuber, I just have a lot of respect for him as a reviewer and I have so much fun watching his videos (and any video he is included in).

Q: “What do you think of Youtube’s big announcement in regards to Content ID claims?”
A: I think it is a very good start, but the endgame could still use some improvements. The system has been definitely broken for years, largely due to the fact that it’s an automated system, and despite the fact that I’m aware that it is quite a lot to ask of Youtube to manage all of these claims individually, there are just some things you can’t leave in the hands of automation, and this is one of them. I’m very much in favor of the belief that Let’s Plays fall under the category of Fair Use, especially considering how personal a game experience can be, so no matter how many times you watch a video or a project, it’s never going to replace the experience of playing the game yourself, so companies like Nintnedo shouldn’t be able to copyright that experience. However, the fact is that they can, and the way the system is now, using the very sound logic of fair use won’t ever work because these companies know they can very easily use the automated system to enforce their wants. It is nice that you can still receive full monetary compensation while disputing a claim, but my worry now is that Nintendo (or other companies) will start counter disputing immediately so this process becomes pointless. So it’s a temporary solution for the automated system, but it doesn’t fix the problem of the system being automated, if that makes sense.

Q: “Which LP is your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?”
A: I don’t think any of my projects are failures necessarily. It all comes down to perspective really, and while there are projects I didn’t really care for, looking back, we all have to start somewhere, and as you said, you can easily learn from your mistakes, ultimately making you better at it in the long run. I think one of my biggest flub-ups was my first playthrough of Kirby’s Dream Land 3, where I played through the game blind, recorded it blind, but then did post-commentary over the blind footage. I don’t feel like that’s a great thing to do, because one of the biggest reasons why people watch blind playthroughs are the initial reactions to certain things in the game. And because I was doing commentary over the footage, I had to fake my reactions to certain things which just made the instances awkward. I’m very glad I redid that game at a future date and time because I think the redone playthrough was so much better. If I had to go with projects that were ultimately failures, leading to me not to finish them or go along with them further, I’d probably have to go with Terraria when I tried to do a Let’s Play of that game. Two episodes in, and I was already regretting the idea because I was taking on too much for a game that requires constant attention, and a game I play in very specific, random instances of time, where I play for like 3 days and don’t want to play it anymore.

Q: “What is your opinion of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon in comparison to the first game?”
A: I think Dark Moon was honestly a very good game, but it definitely lacks something in comparison to the first game and I don’t necessarily know what. For starters, I think the Gamecube controller was the best controller to complement the gameplay style of the first Luigi’s Mansion and while I wouldn’t say the 3DS controls are bad (they aren’t), but sometimes, even the smallest change in control and design can make you yearn for the earlier days. But alas…I thought Dark Moon had some really great ideas that worked for the type of game it was. I just wish it had a larger impression on me, because it did lack in that area.

Q: “Do you wish you had siblings?”
A: I do, yes. While there are definitely perks to being an only child, I was definitely lonely a lot when I was kid, being very dependent on friends coming over for my social interaction.

Q: “Why no SlimKirby Sings videos anymore?”
A: I have not cancelled SlimKirby Sings….I just have not had any good ideas for songs lately. As soon as I come up with something that I feel is good enough, I’ll post one.

Q: “What are your favorite and least favorite portrait ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion?”
A: Favorite ghost is Slim Bankshot because of the name. I also like Vincent Van Gore and and Uncle Grimmly. Least favorite portait ghosts are probably Sir Weston and Jarvis.

Q: “What do you enjoy about Golf?”
A: There are three things I enjoy about golf. For one, I enjoy the peace and quiet because it allows me time alone with my thoughts without any interruptions. Two, I enjoy the mind game aspect of Golf, about how you have to analyze your shot, pick the right club and judge the terrain around you. Three, I like it because it’s a sport that anyone can pick up and play very easily.

Q: “What are your thoughts on newest Fire Emblem games (Awakening and Fates)?”
A: I think they are very solid titles. Awakening was a really good game and it kind of put Fire Emblem back on the map again. Plus, I really enjoyed the way they handled supports and integrated them even more into the game. Fates was all right. Definitely far from a bad game, but it definitely made some interesting choices and introduced some very bizarre (but not in a bad way) mechanics.

Q: “Who are your non-Let’s Player inspirations?”
A: Since he is more of a reviewer than a Let’s Player, can I still say somecallmejohnny? Haha, nah, I’ll try to stick to non-Youtuber answers for this one. Two of my inspirations, who have both passed away very recently, are Satoru Iwata and David Bowie. The former has worked on some of the most amazing video games of all time, and the latter has given me so much music I listen to on a regular basis. As for an alive inspiration, I also draw a lot of inspiration from my mom who is such a hard worker and has given me all that I ever needed to succeed in being the type of person I want to be!

Q: “What’s the loveliest thing you’ve done for your parents wedding anniversary?”
A: I don’t think I’ve done anything for them for their anniversary, as I feel that is mostly their day to spend how they desire and is not really something I should have an impact on. I suppose you could say my greatest gift to them is the gift that keeps on giving, by showing them that their son turned out all right as I try to continue to succeed in my endeavors through life. I do feel my successes are a reflection of the parental enforcement they’ve given me, after all.

Q: “Is there any Nintendo series you haven’t played?”
A: I have not played any of the Chibi Robo games, Custom Robo, or any of those other one-off Nintendo titles that are usually Japan Only.

Q: “What’s your take on DS and GBA games on the Wii U eshop instead of Gamecube games?”
A: While I do like the inclusion of DS and GBA games on the Wii U, I think it is kind of ridiculous that Gamecube is not supported in any way, shape or form. It’s like the only console not supported and I don’t think there is any logical reason for why it isn’t. Given, I don’t work on the hardware, so I can’t know for sure, but I’m sure they’d be able to find some sort of workaround by this point.

Q: “What do you think about the difficulty of some of the Hyrule Warriors Adventure Mode maps?”
A: I think it’s kind of dumb that some enemies hit as hard as they do. Seriously, some enemies hit, and then an entire row of your hearts are gone and I think that’s stupid. It’s fine for those “Devastating Attack” missions, where everything dies in one hit, but doing normal battles in that fashion is really annoying and often leads to SEVERAL restarts. I’m not a fan of that….

Q: “What is your opinion of what Nintendo plans to do at E3 this year?”
A: I think it’s incredibly dumb and it shows that Nintendo has lost touch with what their consumers want. Consumers want to see more games, they want to see what this NX is all about, and they want an actual press conference, but from the sounds of it, they aren’t delivering on any of those promises. It’s great they are showing off the new Zelda, but I do not think Zelda will solve all of their current problems. Nintendo customers are scared because they don’t know what to expect now, after already being concerned about the Wii U’s poor performance in the last year, and they aren’t giving them any confidence that everything will be ok. They really need to re-evaluate what they are doing and get in touch with what their consumers want, otherwise, they will be losing a lot of support.

That’s 20 questions, but, I’ll answer one more because it’s related to the last question and it’s a question that has been bugging me lately.

Q: “What are your thoughts on the new Zelda being delayed AGAIN? Also, talk about why this is an insult to all Zelda fans everywhere”
A: It’s not. Do your research. Nearly all console Zelda games are delayed at some point and are usually delayed for good reason. All Zelda titles are of pretty high quality caliber, even games that I’m personally not the biggest fans of (Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are not some of my favorites, but that’s mostly personal preference. They are still solid games in their own right), and that’s because they don’t release the game the first chance they get. They wait until they have a high quality game on their hands, THEN they release it. That’s the way it has been since Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword……PRETTY MUCH EVERY ZELDA GAME! It was not surprising at all to see a delay for Zelda U, much like how it’s not surprising to see animals at a petting zoo. Case closed!

Yeah, I posted that last one because I was getting tired of seeing people complain about the game being delayed when it’s not that uncommon at all for a Zelda game to be delayed, and people should know this by now that it is usually for the best. Anyway, that will be it for the questions this time around. Don’t expect the next issue to be up right away, especially since I will be on vacation for the next week, but also to give me some time to get back into the swing of things with all of my projects and Let’s Plays. I hope you enjoyed my answers though and I’ll see you next time!

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Question Corner #1 – 3/8/2014

Question Corner #1 - 3/8/2014

Hey guys, SlimKirby here and welcome to my first edition of the Question Corner! As I explained on the main page, this section will be updated from time to time with questions that you guys have asked me via the Contact Form. The contact form actually got a lot of activity the first few days it was up and as a result, I have a lot of questions to answer.

Now, normally I will not answer every single question I will get. In fact, some of the type of questions I will be answering in this session would not be answered in other sessions. This is especially true of questions like, “Do you plan on doing an LP of this game?” In this session I am a little more open about those questions, just for the sake of getting started with this series. In the future, please try to avoid such questions, if possible, because chances are, there will not be a lot of variety to those answers, therefore I will not have a need to answer them.

I answered almost every single question I’ve gotten so far except a very select few of them. One of the questions was about my recording equipment, which is stuff covered in the “SlimKirby Workshop.” And anything else was either just a repeat, didn’t fit the criteria I mentioned on the main page, or just too personal for me to talk about.

For the future, please look at the guidelines posted here, and if the question has anything to do with how to record/make videos or about the website in general, check the Workshop and the Introduction respectively. Also, if at all possible, try to avoid the “Will you LP this game?” comments unless you are truly that curious. I will not be angry or punish anyone for not doing this, but just keep in mind that I will probably not answer the questions if that happens.

 

Q: “SlimKirby, what would your reaction be in a future Pikmin game if Beady Long Legs dropped down from the sky, gave you you usual “heart attack,” and after you got the HP down to 0, you find out he is a nice and friendly spider that will help you?”
A: I would still feel no remorse! If he is as nice and friendly as you say he is, he should still learn how to knock!

Q: “What is the font do you use, when you create your custom thumbnails? I mean, what font do you use, when you write “Part 8”, “Extras” etc. texts into thumbnails? It fits really well!”
A: The font I use for that particular instance is called VAGRounded BT. I really like the font as well because it’s very neutral in style and looks neat. I’m not sure how common the font is, but it’s a default font on the version of Photoshop (6.0) I have.

Q: “I watch some of your videos on YouTube on the weekends and I also saw you love gaming a lot, one thing I like is podcasts, there are many gaming podcasts such as giant bomb and rooster teeth. But I was wondering if you and fiyah kitty would do a gaming podcast. You two are always together, so why not do a gaming podcast together and upload them on this site like a DVD extra thing?”
A: Podcasts are definitely something you can expect more of from me in the future. I have pretty much done an E3 podcast every year so far for the last 3 or 4 years and is definitely something I will do again this year. If the demand is high and if there are a lot of things to talk about, we can possibly arrange more!

Q: “What video game consoles do you own?”
A: From the Nintendo line, I own a Super Nintendo (SNES), a Nintendo 64, a Nintendo Gamecube, a Nintendo Wii and a Nintendo Wii U. I also have a Sony Playstation 2 and a Microsoft Xbox 360. If you are interested in handhelds, I have a Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, and a Nintendo 3DS.

Q: “When will your banjo-tooie LP come out?”
A: Funny that you ask that. Why? Well….it may be sooner than you think *whistles*.

Q: “You feel like n64 graphics looked better when you were young?”
A: I’d say that is definitely a given. N64 graphics looked so amazing back in the day, but now they look so freaking primitive. It’s insane how much better these developers can make their games look.

Q: “What ever happened to CSS?”
A: The Shadow Queen was defeated and the crystal stars were no longer needed. But in all seriousness, in regards to my cooperative channel, CrystalStarStudio, the channel has been retired. All of us lost interest in operating a cooperative group channel and have since moved on.

Q: “What’s your opinion on how Nintendo’s shutting down Nintendo Wifi for Wii and DS games? Will you still play those games that are well known for their online play like Smash Brothers Brawl and Mario Kart Wii?”
A: Honestly, it was a long time coming. I feel like it was a bit premature, considering that so many people play those games online still, but Nintendo needs that server space to get ready for other games like Super Smash Bros. 4 and Mario Kart 8. As for playing those games, I actually played the games solo more than I did online, so I’m not too beaten up about it and will probably still play them without the online play.

Q: “Two questions when are you doing thousand year door and is Mario party advance one twice a weekend?”
A: Probably not til the end of this year or beginning of next year is when I will start Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. As for Mario Party Advance, only once a week for these first two weeks. After these weeks, I am going to try for twice a week on the weekends.

Q: “What the likelihood of a Yoshi’s Island DS LP be?”
A: About as likely as me doing a Let’s Play of New Super Mario Bros. and Kirby Squeak Squad, and I did both of those games so…probably very likely!

Q: “Why don’t you do a minecraft let’s play?”
A: As I’ve stated in the Terraria showcase, I am not a big fan of Minecraft. I don’t really like the interface and the graphics disorient me. I know there is a way to lessen the graphical power, but that doesn’t really change the problem of the interface for me.

Q: “Will you ever be doing a pikmin 3 lets play?”
A: I actually just now started playing the game for the first time, so not anytime soon! It is something I would like to attempt though as I love the Pikmin series and it has always been a staple on my channel.

Q: “What is your favorite N64 game?”
A: It’s a tough decision between Paper Mario and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Both games were just such innovative concepts that turned into amazing games. I would give a slight edge to Paper Mario though, in my own opinion.

Q: “How do you manage to handle three projects at a time while handling a day job and still manage to find time to visit FiyahKitteh in Germany?”
A: Well, first off, I do not have a day job. My job is, in a sense, the work I do on Youtube through the ads on my videos. Believe it or not, I can actually make a decent living on what I earn, especially due to my high views and amount of content on my channel and that is what I’ve essentially been doing. I will be looking for an actual job soon, but I have been comfy and satisfied with doing the Youtube thing, plus I don’t need to spend a lot either. As for the Germany trip, a lot of money saving. And when I say, “a lot,” I mean a lot.

Q: “What did you major in when you were in college?”
A: I majored in Computer Science and computer programming. I wouldn’t say I am a great computer programmer, by any means, but I had a lot of fun with it and I look forward to what I will be able to accomplish with it at a later date and time. I also plan to use this website as a means for showing any future creations off.

Q: “Do you have a favorite anime?”
A: My favorite anime, or at least the anime I grew up watching, would be Digimon: Digital Monsters. I loved the first 3 seasons, hated anything that followed, but overall it’s never been a problem for me. It is definitely my favorite anime hands down. I also watched Pokemon and the Kirby anime, and started watching Sailor Moon with my girlfriend, but the selection still goes to Digimon for me.

Q: “For the True Arena in Kirby Super Star Ultra, what is your recommended power up ?”
A: Easiest would probably be stone. The stone power-up gives you immunity for pretty much everything that could hurt you. It’s also a good way to help you observe the patterns for the bosses without actually being penalized by getting hurt.

Q: “How old would I have to be to go to PAX East, and what do you think is essential to take to pax?”
A: I don’t think age matters for PAX as long as you have tickets for the event. If you are under-age though, make sure you are attending the event with a parent. Unfortunately, getting tickets for this event is out of the question now because they sell very quickly and you can only find them if you find someone who is willing to sell tickets that they bought. As for what to take, take comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot. Bring your camera so you can take pictures of the cool things you see. If you have a Nintendo 3DS, bring it, turn it on, and close it as you walk around because there will be MANY Street Passers and you will be able to do some cool things in the Mii Plaza with the people you tag. Bring money, but make sure you can put it in a place where it will be safe and people won’t be tempted to take something. Do that for all of your valuables too, especially if you have a backpack with you. In that case, hide the items under something that is not as important (like a sweatshirt or something) and put that in your backpack, just in case.

Q: “Who or what inspired you to make Let’s Play and other gaming videos?”
A: I wouldn’t say anybody directly inspired me, but the idea of LPing definitely did. I had always wanted to make video game walkthroughs to help people out with specific games and over time, Let’s Play videos seemed like a great direction to fulfill those desires, so I went for it!

Q: “What are your thoughts on the game new super Mario bros u?”
A: It was a great addition to the New Super Mario Bros. series and an amazing launch title for the Nintendo Wii U. It’s presentation is incredible and the unique traits added to this particular game were top-notch and the flying squirrel power-up was so much fun to use. I actually don’t really have anything bad to say about it.

Q: “Will you ever do Super Mario Galaxy?”
A: Yes I will. I want to do Super Mario Sunshine first though.

Q: “Can you make a section where we could see what your opinion of any game is?
A: That is actually a really good idea and is similar to an idea I already had planned for the site. Stick around and I will probably have some information about that later.

Q: “When will our LP of Pokemon Gold/Silver come out?”
A: First off, wouldn’t it be MY Let’s Play? =P Nah, just joking! Anyway, the plan is to tackle 2nd gen at the end of the year or beginning of next year. With how things have been going though, it looks like it may get and continue to be postponed for a bit just because there are so many games I want to play right now.

Q: “Why are you so awesome?”
A: My guess would be the sunglasses.

Q: “If you are going to do a WindWaker Let’s Play, are you going to do the GameCube version or the HD WiiU version?”
A: I would probably aim for the Gamecube version. I just don’t have a reason for getting the Wii U version anytime soon.

Q:”What is your Youtube name, SlimKirby?”
A: MayoPicklesLover64….clearly. Seriously though, it’s just SlimKirby. =P

If you would like to submit a question to the Question Corner, you can submit questions here. Remember to select “Question Corner” on the drop-down box though.

 

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