Mach Entertainment

by RECONmaster at 12:22 AM
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DO YA'LL WANT A STARBOUND SERVER!? We're probably gonna host one after the next update and everybody here is invited.
by RECONmaster at 11:11 PM
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Once again, let's see how long it lasts this time, Mach Entertainment is hosting. We have acquired a completely separate server to host some games off of and at the moment Arma 3 is what strike our fancy. We're hoping to start up a Milsim guild and of course, anybody on the forum is free to join if they're into that sorta thing.

If you're not, we also have some plans to put Starbound running on it in the background for those of us more interested in the side-scroller, resource collecting type of game. As the details finalize, we'll get back to you on that one.

I'm keeping this one short. If you haven't heard of either game, they're worth a google search. While completely different, they're both good games.
by Artistunknown at 12:18 PM
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Page 6 of Pollywogs is here! Here, to be exact: heh.
I had fun making this page, so hopefully people like it.
Also, I'm aware that "awesome" is spelled wrong. I have determined that it would be too hard to fix and that store is now canonically "Awsome Games", 'cause they're rebellious and stuff. WORLD BUILDING!!!
Pollywogs is back to every Saturday now, unless something else happens that would make me not able to upload them!

Okay that's it, I think.

by Artistunknown at 12:35 PM
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Page 5 of Pollywogs is here!
It was supposed to be up yesterday but there were some problems with the comic part of the website (NOT LIKE THERE'S EVER ANY PROBLEMS WITH IT).
This is the official start of "chapter 2" and therefore the actual story. Should I have started it here and not bothered with the first 4 pages? Probably, that's done and over with now though and it's still important for stuff that will happen later.

Also, disclaimer/spoiler: You don't actually see much of the neighborhood here, it's all a sham! I'm just bad at naming things, OKAY?

Okay ._.

by Artistunknown at 12:10 PM
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Okay, so I haven't had internet for about 2 weeks, so I wasn't able to upload the last few Pollywogs pages on time. I do have #4 and #5 done though, with #6 partially done.

Page 4 is here:
And with that, chapter 1 is done, though maybe it makes more sense for this to be the beginning of chapter 2, but who cares.

I'm not sure when #5 will be up, maybe Monday, since if I DO continue to upload these, #6 is scheduled to go up next Saturday, and I kinda have to stick to this schedule 'cause certain pages have to go up at certain times for it to make sense, so if I do manage to miss a day again, double update a week it is!

by RECONmaster at 9:52 PM
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Over the course of the day, I've put in a few minor tweaks. Most of them revolve around the way ads are displayed and fixing features of our donor system. Oh I bet you didn't see this coming...

It is at this time that we would like to humbly ask that our users try to offset the costs of the server with a few generous donations every now and then. I've done a lot of work to try to minimize our costs and I'll be completely honest with you. It only costs $30 a month to keep the server running. That's not bad, but we have a yearly license costs too that while only yearly (Uh.... duh) are actually still pretty substantial.

I understand that the community hasn't seen a lot of activity lately. Maybe it's because things are too peaceful, perhaps there aren't enough engaging posts; It could even possibly bee that everybody got a life and moved on (Is it really possible?) but the forums are still here and I hope to make this a resource that will always be here. It may be a small community but its kinda like a home away from home, but on the internet. So, it would be kinda cool to keep this place.

That being said, donors get the usual range of perks that I've advertised before but I'll reiterate them again because I recently reimplemented them (They were lost in the move. Which one? Pffft, like we'll ever know?) and I need to inflate my ego. Any donors who give any amount will no longer receive ads for a month from donation. The minimum donation has been lowered to $2. It used to be $5 because of Paypal's way of eating a large portion of small transactions. You'll also get a little tag under your name that will say "Donator" so that you can inflate your own ego as well. These things might take a bit of time from donation to activate. If they don't work though, feel free to rage at my inbox and I'll give you a hand.

Now, I'll mention a bit more about tweaks. The maximum width of the forum was increased to allow a larger sidebar. This, in turn, allows us to use a new ad format. Since we like to be tasteful, we have made the necessary tweaks to assure that only two ads are displayed per page. Also, ads no longer show on searches, 404 pages and a bunch of other miscellaneous pages where they could be mistaken for actual content (as per Google's requirements.)

There were also some other tweaks here and there that you'll have to find on your own.

Happy Hunting and thank you in advance for any donations or even seriously considering donating.

P.S There's a typo in this post that made me chuckle so I left it in there. Feel free to point it out if you've got snarky commentary or dank memes to follow it up with.
by Artistunknown at 1:34 PM
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The 3rd page of Pollywogs is here! One day later than usual 'cause I'm an idiot and this one's really long and has a ton of unnecessary details so hopefully that makes up for it? ._.

Also it was supposed to be up at noon today, and even though Alex said he fixed that issue with the comic thing IT STILL DIDN'T PUBLISH. Ah well.
The page is here:

And now for the usual bit where I beg for feedback and no one gives it to me! Oh wait, this isn't Newgrounds, I DO get feedback here. AIN'T THAT WEIRD, HUH?

Enjoy! :3
by Artistunknown at 12:44 PM
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The 2nd page of Pollywogs is now up on the comic section of the site! I don't know if there's any sort of way to follow a comic, and I'd assume there isn't since a lot of the stuff on the comic section (like comments) IS BROKEN, so I guess for updates, I'll just make news posts! Every week...


I mean uh... something.

by Artistunknown at 1:20 PM
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Yesterday I posted the first page of an ongoing webcomic I've been wanting to start for a while now, Pollywogs, a spinoff of FrogMan the Series, starring Toady and some other kids we'll meet later. A new page of the comic will come out every Saturday, and it's an ongoing story so hopefully there will always be something to look forward to!

This comic is also special because it's the first comic to be uploaded through the new comics part of the website!
The comic is also on Newgrounds, but it's probably best to keep traffic here, heh.

So go check out the first page if you haven't already:

I'll probably also make a subforum for discussion of the comic, if Alex is okay with that, since comments on the actual comic page don't work apparently.

Okay, that's it.
by RECONmaster at 7:14 PM
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We've built a new section of the website specializing in showcasing webcomics. Hopefully over time we can build a large library of interesting comics.

For users who wish to browse the new section:

Please note that the site is still being worked on and that there are bound to be issues. Please report any issues to us in the comments here.

Also, users are not allowed to signup yet. There are future plans to implement a system where forum accounts can be used on the other site, but we're holding off on that to see if this section of the site is worth maintaining over time.