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It's April Fool's Day 2018 - See the Crazy #%^@ Devs Came Up With - General Columns

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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,176
    EQ1 changed the system font for everything in game.  It's a cutesy font that looks a bit cursive.  That really doesn't work for buttons and menus.   Worse yet, any changes made to the chat windows reverts back to the default system font every time the character zones or logs out.  It's a bit annoying for anyone with visual issues.




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  • ianicusianicus Member UncommonPosts: 656
    not sure if its been said, in STO there are new "Artisanal Audio" effects for the UI (opening and closing windows etc) pretty funny stuff, best ones are when clicking on the red alert from sector space haha
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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,122
    Be sure to check back on the main article as I'm updating it throughout the day. If you notice something in a game, screen it and post it here and I'll be sure to include it in the mega-article! :) 

    https://www.mmorpg.com/columns/its-april-fools-day-2018-see-the-crazy-devs-came-up-with-updating-1000012593


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  • ianicusianicus Member UncommonPosts: 656

    DMKano said:

    Meh - it went from being pretty awesome when players actually fell for it, now game studios are like "hey we need to come up with another thing for April fools that everyone totally expects"










    speak for yourself (thou I guess you are?) im not jaded enough yet to feel that way...
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  • RaquisRaquis Member UncommonPosts: 961
    release date of star citizen maybe,lol.
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  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member RarePosts: 1,943
    I was wondering why a bunch of weaboos were hitting my apple trees with smartphones this morning. They're probably beta testers.
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 7,800
    I saw that FF Go! harvesting app joke in an email, sad thing is it's actually something I would probably play if it was made lol.


  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,488
    edited April 2018
    I think the RIFT falling damage one is genuinely amusing.  The rest of them just sound fairly forced.

    Also... the GW2 chair thing isn't a prank.  Although, it probably started out that way.  They actually did all of that during their last patch(made chairs "sittable" and even added an achievement for discovering all the different types of chairs -- complete with a title).

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  • Whiteshade92Whiteshade92 Member UncommonPosts: 77
    Worst april fools joke is this I guess.
    https://en.tera.gameforge.com/news/detail/scandalous-2
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,729
    edited April 2018
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  • SetzerSetzer Member UncommonPosts: 226
    Aeander said:
    Something like FFXIV go would actually be a great idea for MMOs. Gathering runs are the worst.
    After watching the video I was disappointed it wasn't real. It would be a great idea except for the gathering stick.
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  • kjempffkjempff Member RarePosts: 1,626
    edited April 2018
    DMKano said:
    Meh - it went from being pretty awesome when players actually fell for it, now game studios are like "hey we need to come up with another thing for April fools that everyone totally expects"
    Also, it doesn't help that every news pusher can't keep their mouths shut about it. Spamming APRIL FOOL DAY everywhere is a great way to make sure any joke or prank die instantly.
  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,122
    kjempff said:
    DMKano said:
    Meh - it went from being pretty awesome when players actually fell for it, now game studios are like "hey we need to come up with another thing for April fools that everyone totally expects"
    Also, it doesn't help that every news pusher can't keep their mouths shut about it. Spamming APRIL FOOL DAY everywhere is a great way to make sure any joke or prank die instantly.
    You're a little ray of sunshine, ain't ya? :) Lighten up. It's all in good fun and there's no putting the genie back in the bottle to circa 2010. ;)


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  • KumaponKumapon Member RarePosts: 1,236
    Bless is a little late on the April fools day action, but they posted that you can get a new line of snacks for your early access. 

    Bless-O’s

    Perfect for both Early Access and early morning gaming, Bless-O’s are not only jam packed with fiber and 7 essential vitamins and minerals, but also have 18 grams of sugar per serving to keep you energized and focused on leveling all day long!

    Pantera Puffs 


    For times when a party member causes your whole group to wipe, or when you fail to tame a pet for the third time in a row, Pantera Puffs are there! The satisfying and cheesy crunch of each puff will help you channel your frustration into supplying your body with much needed carbs and protein!



    http://steamcommunity.com/games/681660/announcements/detail/1654384966943412174

  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,822
    That War Thunder looks great. I've always loved Submarine games but it's hard to find balance between detail and fun.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,822
    Raquis said:
    release date of star citizen maybe,lol.
    Yeah, and I've heard Squadron 42 releases in May.  :smile:

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  • AllerleirauhAllerleirauh Member UncommonPosts: 496


    Worst april fools joke is this I guess.

    https://en.tera.gameforge.com/news/detail/scandalous-2



    Which is? The link doesn't direct to what you are referring to.
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  • HeretiqueHeretique Member RarePosts: 1,495

    DMKano said:

    Meh - it went from being pretty awesome when players actually fell for it, now game studios are like "hey we need to come up with another thing for April fools that everyone totally expects"










  • ArkamaruArkamaru Member UncommonPosts: 3
    can you guys post the adventurequest 3d april prank? its actualy part of the game today, prettty amazing ive never seen devs program a april fools joke into the actual game.
  • Whiteshade92Whiteshade92 Member UncommonPosts: 77






    Worst april fools joke is this I guess.


    https://en.tera.gameforge.com/news/detail/scandalous-2






    Which is? The link doesn't direct to what you are referring to.



    well they removed it.
    I did take a screenshot yesterday not whole thing, it was cringe.
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/223049463621484545/430080249871597570/unknown.png
    it's little part of it.
  • AllerleirauhAllerleirauh Member UncommonPosts: 496
    edited April 2018






    Worst april fools joke is this I guess.


    https://en.tera.gameforge.com/news/detail/scandalous-2






    Which is? The link doesn't direct to what you are referring to.



    well they removed it.
    I did take a screenshot yesterday not whole thing, it was cringe.
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/223049463621484545/430080249871597570/unknown.png
    it's little part of it.
    Yeah, that's pretty lame for an April's Fools joke (if you can even call it that). "For a few short hours," you can purchase a cash shop item.
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  • Whiteshade92Whiteshade92 Member UncommonPosts: 77
    I found the page, google archived it.

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:zXj7pvDwUZ4J:https://en.tera.gameforge.com/news/detail/scandalous-2+&cd=1&hl=tr&ct=clnk&gl=en

    http://archive.is/ClTwA

    I'm not sure this was april fools joke. But seems like a joke I guess :P
  • kjempffkjempff Member RarePosts: 1,626
    edited April 2018
    SBFord said:
    kjempff said:
    DMKano said:
    Meh - it went from being pretty awesome when players actually fell for it, now game studios are like "hey we need to come up with another thing for April fools that everyone totally expects"
    Also, it doesn't help that every news pusher can't keep their mouths shut about it. Spamming APRIL FOOL DAY everywhere is a great way to make sure any joke or prank die instantly.
    You're a little ray of sunshine, ain't ya? :) Lighten up. It's all in good fun and there's no putting the genie back in the bottle to circa 2010. ;)
    I want to officially apologize for my ancient (2010) thinking and unfair criticism. It was meant as a snarky little comment for thought, not a doomsday rant :wink:
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,500
    Lokero said:
    I think the RIFT falling damage one is genuinely amusing.  The rest of them just sound fairly forced.

    Also... the GW2 chair thing isn't a prank.  Although, it probably started out that way.  They actually did all of that during their last patch(made chairs "sittable" and even added an achievement for discovering all the different types of chairs -- complete with a title).

    The falling damage was cool because it's a prank and not a clever joke. That reminds me more what the holiday was about growing up. Oh, how I hated it... wait, I still do. :lol:

    That was the most Vanilla moment I've had in Rift Prime so far. It also reminded me how much I now abuse the no falling damage physics. It's kind of immersion breaking and super fun at the same time.
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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    Torval said:
    Lokero said:
    I think the RIFT falling damage one is genuinely amusing.  The rest of them just sound fairly forced.

    Also... the GW2 chair thing isn't a prank.  Although, it probably started out that way.  They actually did all of that during their last patch(made chairs "sittable" and even added an achievement for discovering all the different types of chairs -- complete with a title).

    The falling damage was cool because it's a prank and not a clever joke. That reminds me more what the holiday was about growing up. Oh, how I hated it... wait, I still do. :lol:

    That was the most Vanilla moment I've had in Rift Prime so far. It also reminded me how much I now abuse the no falling damage physics. It's kind of immersion breaking and super fun at the same time.
    I was surprised and somewhat amused by how many people got so angry over the fall damage prank.

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    That some sort of culture of violence will take them over.
    Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally, thousands of songs
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    Because I was miserable... or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"

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