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Queen Kara:
Being a newbie myself , I request that this be stickied so that future newbies can have a place to meet and maybe help each other out.

Self Intro
Hello , my name is Karessa but I prefer to be known as Kara. I would give out my last name but my parents made a big deal about it. *sighs* I'm 24 , what's the big deal with giving out my last all put it in your email accounts even though you should know better! Oh , sorry , got off topic there. Any way ,  I'm interested in AGS because I love classic gaming and I grew up with things like Atari , Sierra's older stuff ,  interactive fiction , ect.
I am interested in many other things too , so if you ever want to talk about Anime or dolls , please drop me a PM or email some time!
I am an amateur programmer , artist , and I wish I could sing and make awesome music too.
I don't have any instruments yet ( I used to have a few but lost them ) but hope someday to be in a band or some thing , even if only for a little while.
My full given name online is Kara Ann Vortex.
I was born in Germany in 1979 ( which of course means that I grew up in the 80's ....woo hoo! )
I was into Anime back when I didn't even know there was a name for it and it wasn't as popular as it is today.
I was there ( but not "there there" if that makes any sense ) when the Berlin wall , aka Iron Curtain came down.
My father was in the army and now he's a postal worker.
So don't tick me off or I'll find out where you live and complain to my daddy. j/k lol
Yes , at my age I still usually refer to my dad as Daddy. I'll hurt anybody who makes fun of me for that. ;-P
I now live in beautiful washington state.
I guess that's it.
Sorry if you thought any of this little speech was boring.

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Queen Kara:

--- Quote from: Os àšltimo Quão Queijo ^_^ on 21 Apr 2004, 02:40 ---Sorry, but I just don't get what the point of this thread would be... seeing as you've just provided links to the other parts of the forums, and to the READ ME FIRST! kinda threads in those boards...

If they are too stupid not to look at them in the first place, why would they go to a thread designated for them to go to those threads? :-\

--- End quote ---
Because most  newbies tend to look in forums like general first , right?

I've seen threads like this in other forums and it's perfectly acceptable , what's so wrong with posting a list of links?
I'm sorry if it's not very useful , because it's supposed to be , that's why I made it!
Like it states in the title , it's about newbies helping newbies ...sure I don't have much to contribute yet other than a list of the important threads and so on , but I thought it was a great idea since I've seen things like this elsewhere and newbies did make use of it!

Simple barebones BGs  - some using "perspective" ( which is why things look a bit square or whatever ..but it's supposed to look a bit more realistic than the simple flatliner despite still cartoony quality BG. )

And of course I'll post more exciting versions of them later but I still wanted to show off the barebones 'cause I think even basics are fun.  I did a city thing with one of 'em but haven't added any lamp posts or anything like that because I just wanted to do something for fun and show it off quickly...
Hopefully coming soon , bird's eye view / map and other "perspective" type BGs.
I'm not sure why anyone would , since they're basic , but feel free to use 'em in your own games if you like! I'll try to make something better for you all to use eventually. Also feel free to use Stonehenge. I'll post the link to the thread where you can find that ...sometime.

Queen Kara:
"Its looking better now. Also, this would probably make the thread easier to read, instead of putting a heading above the link you can use: [ url=]Type stuff here[/url ]"

Oh , duh! *slaps forehead* Thank you very much.
*laughs at herself*

BTW I love the Grandpa DG thing. Very funny.

*growls at coding* Well , I tried your

[ url=]Type stuff here[/url ]

suggestion and it didn't work , I used it similar to the way you typed it and tried it with "

hmmm I just thought of something else and will try it...
I didn't see any rules about not using html coding so hopefully this time it'll work.

*sighs* That didn't work either.

I tried all possible ways to list a url without that annoying "seperate the title" thing but nothing worked , I will keep trying though because you all are right , they do look better that way.
Sorry to go into stupid newbie mode again , but who is Mara and what does that have to do with my thread?
Just confused / curious.

Some more previews.
The first one lacks a cityscape / other interesting details 'cause I haven't made any cityscapes and am still working on the city scenes...
I didn't use any PSP filters or anything in these unlike one of my earlier previews so you can see how I can draw an elaborate pattern myself.

Message deleted.

Queen Kara:

--- Quote from: Gravity on 21 Apr 2004, 09:39 ---Hm. Maybe I should come to this post more often. Even though I've been around Ags since it first came out I have still not made a game, I rarely post, and other stuff. So I guess one would call me a novice when regarding the actual use and learning Ags.

--- End quote ---
I agree , you aren't a newbie if you've been around since it first came out , even if you haven't done much. I don't mind people calling me a newbie , but I agree with the idea that thinking as just anybody = newbie would be bad.  
It should go without "saying" , but even though this thread is intended for newbies , all are welcome! Novice , Intermediate , Advanced , ect. Doesn't matter. I'd still love to see a post from you! Even if it's just to stop by and chat about a game idea or some thing.
I read somewhere ( I really need to find that again so I can post it in here ) that Chris himself hasn't made any other games besides Demo Quest but it's only because he's so busy , so of course calling him a newbie just for not making more games would be a very bad idea!  ;-D
Try thinking forwards then backwards then forwards again.
It's fun.
And try speaking english backwards. It's funny.


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