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People Who Visit Gawker are Too Cool to Visit Forumwarz

First off, I have to give a big thanks and a hearty props-knuckle to blogger Nick Douglas of Gawker, who extended Forumwarz’s 15 minutes to at least 17-and-three-quarters with his enthusiastic and decidedly unironic review of our game! Glad you enjoyed it, Nick, and many happy returns.

The gameplay is actually simple and well thought-out. The copy is clever. And because users can create new levels, the jokes don’t run out. If Kingdom of Loathing wasn’t witty enough for you, and you’d rather be caught watching porn than playing World of Warcraft, give it a little try.

But damn, talk about a tough sell! Those commenters weren’t having it, not one little bit. Check them out: sarcasm! Not “getting” it! And do I sense an accusation of…sexism?! Well, I never!

(Maybe I’m defensive because I’m so close to the material, but why bother posting on a blog that you “don’t get” something, when you could easily click on a link, spend a few seconds getting to know it, and save yourself the trouble of broadcasting your ignorance? Heck, I just don’t get…shit. Nailed me.)

Now I’m familiar enough with Gawker, but I’ve never paid much attention to the comments. In any case, something tells me that Gawker just might be populated with individuals who are considered — or at least, consider themselves — “hep,” “cool,” or otherwise “in the know.” And these people, as I understand, are too “cool” to play computer games, and they certainly wouldn’t lower themselves to actually enjoy them.

But we know better, don’t we, Forumwarz fans? Excelsior!

Say it! Fucking SAY IT with me! Loud and proud! “EXCELSIOR!!!”

I feel better now.


Written by eviltrout

February 27, 2008 at 2:42 AM

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  1. lol double posted blog.


    February 27, 2008 at 2:42 AM

  2. …yeah, okay, I’ll bite.




    February 27, 2008 at 2:42 AM

  3. i don’t get it.


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    February 27, 2008 at 2:42 AM

  5. johnny jojobeans

    February 27, 2008 at 2:42 AM

  6. Hello Admins,

    I just wanted to let you guys know I love the concept of this game, and I actually think I might play this more than KoL, though still play KoL.

    However, I have one problem so far. As you may or may not know, a lot of blind people play KoL, and I’m one of them. Jick mentioned you on his radio show last week, and I finally got around to checking it out this morning.

    The toolbar does not seem to be accessible. Sure, we can always use keyboard shortcuts, but the links themselves aren’t labled correctly and are just randomized letters and numbers I think. If possible, we would actually like to know what each attack is before clicking on it. Sure, I’m a rere now but I won’t be that for long, so I know that one is druel on keyboard and the other is bash keyboard with helmet or something. But I would’ve never known that if it wasn’t for the wonderful spoylerpedia.

    So yeah, this is the only thing so far that I’ve found inaccessible. I’ll let you know if I find anything else. Also, I decided to coment here due to the fact that I didn’t know how else to contact you guys so I figure I would post it in the first blog entry I’ve found. I guess it’s not the best way to contact you, but it’s one way, and one way I knew how.

    Thanks, loving this.


    February 27, 2008 at 2:42 AM

  7. Excelsior? I don’t get it…


    February 27, 2008 at 2:42 AM

  8. If there’s one thing I’ve learned on the internet, it’s that you should NEVER listen to a damned thing in blog comments. Blogs with enabled comments somehow bring out the absolute worst in humanity.

    Yes, I’m aware of the irony of making this statement in a blog comment.


    February 27, 2008 at 2:42 AM

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