Originally Posted by KSHarrison
In 5-02, the third to last paragraph, I think you meant to say "damage scaling off of defensive stats."
Also you wrote who instead of whom in one spot. Sorry I'm a terrible grammar nazi!!! It's just you said that you are an English major, so I don't know, I just felt obliged to nit pick on that typo (I'm sure it was just a typo).
Anyways, thanks for the document! I read the posts with the quotes, in large part because I really enjoyed reading something from someone who actually can write, which I almost never see here on the boards. I think I actually enjoy your style more than anyone else I've met on these boards!
Thanks for pointing that out, I'll go check on it to be certain ^.^
Even so, I don't recall ever saying I'm an English major, since I'm certainly not! XD
I've been PAID thousands of dollars for writing game content before, such as quest text, character design, racial information, and that kind of stuff, but I only got like mid-60's in my English classes in high school and never took courses for it in university =3
Odd as it is, I had someone in my last English class in high school who got a better grade than me, who literally had problems spelling three letter words... they asked me for help when they spelled "who" as "ho" and couldn't figure out why it looked wrong >.>;
After that little fiasco, I kind of gave up on relying on English courses, since they rarely had anything to do with writing or language, and mostly just focused on nitpicking over tiny details.
I honestly don't care about such things anymore, as I've realized that, so long as the information and intent of the message is clear, then language has done its job.
I'd rather read something with slightly off spelling which is remarkably well written and interesting, to something that's perfectly spell checked, but reads like a phone book.
It's a shame, since I'd love to link to it, but it's since been removed... I had a friend who used to write a "scromic", as he called it, which was halfway between a script and a comic. One of the most brilliantly written things I've ever read, but I'm relatively sure he only managed to spell about 30% of the words right. Terrible, terrible spelling, but awe inspiring presentation =3
I tend to spell check my "official work" but otherwise, I'm pretty lax about it XD
In the end, so long as one gets the meaning, that's all that really matters! It helps to add some humour and interesting stuff in there to keep people's attention, however ^.~
EDIT: Yeeeep, said scaling damage off offensive stats. Oops!
Unfortunately, when you've got enough text to literally fill a book, there's bound to be one or two tiny mistakes here and there that will slip by, especially if you don't have an editor handy to help out! Even published works have the occasional typo in them =3
Anyway, thanks for pointing it out. I read over my own stuff, to ensure it works, but admittedly, the human mind tends to gloss over things when reading, and will often just "fill in the blanks" with what it assumes should be there, so it can be rough going at times!
Thanks again, shall clean up any other mistakes as I see them, but generally they're either ones I already caught before posting, or ones I'll miss twenty times in a row XD
Oh and don't forget that page 2 is almost done!
There's even more stuff there and I'm always worried that people just read the first page and assume it's finished XD