n00bCraft - Swamp Thing [004]

Here's this week's comic! Hope you're enjoying the patch and the comic.

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Thanks to Azuarc again for the idea for this comic.

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Exactly
# Aug 12 2009 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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"I doubt this is an upgrade..."

Brilliant.

It's about distilling the essence of the experience into a single line.
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# Aug 12 2009 at 4:51 AM Rating: Good
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Not trying to be rude, but when I hear "comic" in this context, I expect something funny. All 4 installments of this so far have been anything but funny.

Telling us things we already know about the game is not funny. You have to find some extra twist to it and bring out more humor, which is so far sorely lacking in these strips.

Example - dying. It happens a lot in this game. Multiple deaths against the same creature as you desperately try to succeed on a quest, let's say. The "humor" style of this comic would be to just show the girl getting frustrated and having something along the lines of "gee, I'm tired of dying a lot" as the punchline. The humor would lie in something like the old hunter vs. bear joke where the bear says "I'm starting to think you don't come here for the hunting" (look the joke up if that one is too old for you) or an escalating argument with a laughing spirit healer as the deaths begin to add up.

For another example, look at the fine series of WoW comics done by Penny Arcade.
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# Aug 13 2009 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
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http://www.gucomics.com/comic/?cdate=20050602 was funnier
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# Aug 13 2009 at 8:53 AM Rating: Good
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Not all "comics" are meant to be funny. Look at all the "comic" books out there. Most of them are not funny. Action adventure, drama, etc... This is Noobcraft. It is meant to kind of take you back to the days you first started RPGs.
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# Aug 12 2009 at 8:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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An excellent point that I wanted to make a while ago, but didn't have the ability to enunciate it very well. With all the content that's been repeated, it is very hard to come up with an original, humorous punchline for WoW comics, and that's understandable. Making a comic funny isn't about, "Hey, don't you hate it when..." I don't know; I guess it comes with practice.
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# Aug 12 2009 at 8:04 AM Rating: Default
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so.. you want him to copy other people's cartoons to be funny..?

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Telling us things we already know about the game is not funny.

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Example - dying. It happens a lot in this game.


ehhrr what? :s
telling us things we already know isn't funny, but dying (something I'm sure all people already know..) is funny ?

anyway, I do find them funny, just for the fact that I read them and I start to think back to the times this happened to me
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# Aug 12 2009 at 2:44 PM Rating: Good
Shivera wrote:
anyway, I do find them funny, just for the fact that I read them and I start to think back to the times this happened to me


this is exactly why i like the comic, it makes me remember things i did and roll my eyes with a 'omg i did that!' mentality.
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