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Nickname Steele Johnson
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Signed On Apr 5, 2002, 20:41
Total Comments 883 (Graduate)
User ID 12787
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Consolidation
27. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Consolidation Sep 19, 2012, 22:16 Steele Johnson
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 16:14:
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 13:25:

Not to mention the fact that most women hate Star Wars and sci-fi themed games.

Ignorant much?



Why, are you one of those female Star Wars fans who kind of looks like a guy with long hair? No, I included you in my calculation. I said "most" women.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Consolidation
12. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Consolidation Sep 19, 2012, 14:18 Steele Johnson
 
Tumbler wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 13:55:
I'd hate to be the guy that convinced the board of directors that a current gen Star Wars themed mmo is going to make us billions of dollars because the genre is booming and there are no signs of subscription-based mmos dying anytime soon. What a bunch of dumbasses. Do they even play games?

Eh...I think this was a good idea at the start that just got executed poorly. When it was launched it was basically an amusement park with a lot of broken rides. Leadership needed to recognize the importance of getting less content completed to an acceptable level rather than getting as much content started as possible and then expecting players to just stick around while they finished building it all.

The flashpoints were a cool idea but were essentially broken because you have to get this very specific group together to run them. Why couldn't the flashpoint adjust difficulty to match the players coming in. If there are 4 Imperial agents that want to run a flashpoint then tweak the difficulty so they can do it.

The PvP matching system worked great...for imperials! Took very little time to start a game...but then there were 3 maps!?

Space combat looked good for most of the game then abruptly stopped once you hit 50. You make me wait till lvl 50 to use proton torpedoes then there is nothing to use them on!?

The side kick companion system was working well until you get a healer...then there is no point in using anything else! And you get 5 or 6? of them and can only use one...why not let players use all of them at once on special missions!? (or at least 3)

So many things were moving in the right direction and just never got fleshed out.

Sure, there might have been some cool ideas, but the problem, as I said, is that it's a subscription-based current gen mmo in the Star Wars universe. And that was a problem at the time it was announced. No "ifs", "ands", or "buts" about it. It was a bad idea all around, every way you look at it.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Consolidation
9. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Consolidation Sep 19, 2012, 13:25 Steele Johnson
 
I'd hate to be the guy that convinced the board of directors that a current gen Star Wars themed mmo is going to make us billions of dollars because the genre is booming and there are no signs of subscription-based mmos dying anytime soon. What a bunch of dumbasses. Do they even play games?

Not to mention the fact that most women hate Star Wars and sci-fi themed games.
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance Online Launches
27. Re: Jagged Alliance Online Launches Sep 16, 2012, 16:09 Steele Johnson
 
Is this game fun? Oh wait, I'll go check the faq.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 11, 2012, 22:20 Steele Johnson
 
They say that kind of thing before every new iteration of consoles. Never happens. Jurassic Park came out in '93 and even current pc games still don't look as good.  
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News Comments > The Secret World Lead Laid Off
32. Re: The Secret World Lead Laid Off Sep 11, 2012, 22:11 Steele Johnson
 
Hopefully the executives finally realize that they suck at making mmos.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 5, 2012, 16:48 Steele Johnson
 
"The coroner has warned after hearing that the 14 year old loves listening to music, warns parents that they shouldn't let their children listen to music."  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 NDA Ends
8. Re: PlanetSide 2 NDA Ends Aug 31, 2012, 21:03 Steele Johnson
 
I can see myself playing this one for a long time.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2012, 14:51 Steele Johnson
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 12:52:
I have Sprint Galaxy S III, and love it. Battery life is awesome, and it's very smooth and responsive. Haven't had any problem with it so far. Screen looks great too.

Apple really has no room to bitch about ripping stuff off anyway. Their company was built on that too. Most of their patents are ridiculous and should never have been granted in the first place. The patent office is full of morons (or at least run by them) and the whole system is out of control.

Apple doesn't set the patent laws.

Also, if you designed something that took you years to complete, using all your time, energy, and money, and then someone copied it in just a few months and started selling more than you, would you be happy? I think not. Copying innovation, blocks advancement. If Samsung has to redesign to sell phone, who knows, maybe they're come out with something groundbreaking. That's the idea. Copying doesn't do any good at all.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2012, 20:12 Steele Johnson
 
I'd be freakin' pissed if I worked on something for 5 years using my own hard-earned money and all that time, only for someone else (a much bigger company) to come along and blatantly rip off my design and start selling it in just a few months! I'm glad Samsung lost. This kind of copying stalls technology because it does not encourage innovation. Apple and Samsung aside, this shouldn't happen to anyone! I hope the injunction goes through! No one should be able to sell a flippin' copy of my idea!! Think about if it was your idea! You'd be pissed too.  
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News Comments > Battle.net Security Breach
56. Re: Battle.net Security Breach Aug 10, 2012, 14:11 Steele Johnson
 
Not enough? Somebody changed my freakin' email yesterday!  
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News Comments > Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled
2. Re: Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled Aug 6, 2012, 11:04 Steele Johnson
 
Looks like they're off to a good start lol  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 18:46 Steele Johnson
 
I would love to see Linux replace Windows as a high-end gaming platform. But that's not going to happen any time soon. So yeah, it's even worse than second string. It doesn't even belong on my desk.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Kickstarter
37. Re: Oculus Rift Kickstarter Aug 2, 2012, 18:43 Steele Johnson
 
This looks like a good start in the right direction. I would love to play a game where I don't see the screen or the walls in my office. The immersion level would go up 10 fold.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
61. Re: The Old Republic F2P This Fall Aug 1, 2012, 00:50 Steele Johnson
 
This game is even worse than a current gen mmo. It's a current gen mmo trying to be a single player game. Talk about a colossal #%@& up! They should have kept the workers and fired the whole marketing department and exec staff. What were they thinking? Do they even play games?  
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
30. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 13:31 Steele Johnson
 
And here's one of the reason Linux hasn't taken off on the desktop. What developer wants to give their stuff away for free? DOH! Here's something I've learned over the many years of being in the software industry: some open source software is good, most is bad.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent
11. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent Jul 31, 2012, 13:27 Steele Johnson
 
I hope my pc can handle it. Building a new one this fall.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
35. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 30, 2012, 12:01 Steele Johnson
 
Shok wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 19:38:
I haven't played DayZ in a while. Started playing Tribes Ascend after buying the $5 Steam sale and now I'm hooked on that

Best shooter to come out in years. And their F2P model is one of the best. You can still kick ass without buying a thing.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Trailer
45. Re: PlanetSide 2 Trailer Jul 27, 2012, 01:27 Steele Johnson
 
I'm thinking this will be the game of the decade.  
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News Comments > Return to RIFT
7. Re: Return to RIFT Jul 25, 2012, 14:34 Steele Johnson
 
Verno wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 14:28:
Is this worth buying a box and playing for a month but not subbing? I just want something to play in the down time before GW2. I'm just curious if this is one of those games where everything fun happens at the level cap. I played in beta for a bit and the Rift events seemed really gimmicky and the actual grinding was a bit samey but I only played for like 4 hours.

That's what I did. I think I got it for $12 and played for a month. It was just as I thought it would be: current gen (WoW style) mmo with different artwork. You get just as bored as all the rest of those games. I'm waiting for the game changer that is Planetside 2.
 
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