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Real Name Cliff Hicks   
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Nickname Devinoch
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Description Product Manager - Zattikka Games.
Former Producer/Lead Designer - Fierce Wombat Games.
Former Associate Producer - Kabam.
Former Customer Service Manager - GameSpot.
Former Community Manager for The Sims, SimCity and SimGolf.
Former Community Manager
Homepage None given.
Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 17:08
Total Comments 102 (Novice)
User ID 13926
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 28, 2015, 12:38 Devinoch
 
Number 3, nothing. There is no third thing.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 24, 2015, 03:14 Devinoch
 
"Apple Watch is a failure."
"Uh, it has 75% of the smartwatch market."
"It didn't grow the market though."
"Isn't that a natural progression?"
-two technologists arguing.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm QM Matchmaking Tweaked
4. Re: Heroes of the Storm QM Matchmaking Tweaked Jul 18, 2015, 14:56 Devinoch
 
The MM is part of my issue as well.

I also don't like the randomness of the team makeup for picks. I think picking and counter picking is the best part of DOTA, they should of left that in HOTS.

You get that in Hero League, which you unlock after a while.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 18, 2015, 06:12 Devinoch
 
God help that man; he has one hell of a hill to climb.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 13:56 Devinoch
 
Like most things Apple, I'll wait until a couple of iterations when they've gotten many of their kinks worked out and streamlined stuff some.

Mostly, I'm interested in getting the health related stuff - something that's tracking/recording my heartbeat the whole time - and having the ability to glance at notifications and such is just a nice added second.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
46. Re: Op Ed Jul 5, 2015, 06:49 Devinoch
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 23:25:
Yes, he made Wing Commander. Yes he's responsible for Freelancer & Privateer. But I suspect he's one of those guys who really, *really* needs someone standing over him cracking the whip and giving him constraints to work within in order to produce on time and in an orderly fashion.

I've often said - it's relatively easy to be a good game designer. It's much harder to be a good game producer. It's incredibly hard to be both designer and producer, and if you're going to try and do both, you damn well better let the producer half do more than half of the driving, otherwise you will be driving your car not only past the point of being out of gas, but past the point where your tires have exploded from being worn bald.

Feature creep is one of the biggest problems in game development. Learn to just say "not until later." If the game's successful, you can iterate and add on for all eternity. Get your fundamental shit done right and before your whole team sets itself on fire.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Player Bans/XP Boost
7. Re: Heroes of the Storm Player Bans/XP Boost Jul 2, 2015, 14:48 Devinoch
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 12:03:
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 10:06:
While I don't disagree with the bans wouldn't just allowing players to mute/ignore be much easier?

You can hide chat in HoTs but not mute certain people (or even ignore certain people)

Far worse problem for HoTs is the completely broken match-making.

You actually can mute people; it's just not easy to figure out how in the UI.

And yes, the matchmaking definitely needs work still.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
4. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 26, 2015, 17:48 Devinoch
 
What do you mean stermpowered.com isn't legitimately Valve?

As someone who's been approached by these sorts of people ridiculously often (I have an extremely rare Dota2 item, because I bought it during the week that Valve legit sold it) I've learned to spot them pretty easily, but they keep on trying.

It's kind of adorable. I just wish there were easier ways to report them.
 
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News Comments > Portal Stories: Mel Released
7. Re: Portal Stories: Mel Released Jun 25, 2015, 17:27 Devinoch
 
This was a triumph. We do what we must because we can.  
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News Comments > More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds
4. Re: More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds Jun 24, 2015, 17:33 Devinoch
 
And people ask why the PC versions of games usually come out later than the console versions. This is exactly why.

Either they'll fix it and people will be happy, or the patch won't fix it and people'll get their money back. Not a whole lot more they can do at this point.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details
5. Re: Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details Jun 17, 2015, 02:46 Devinoch
 
I've been a little disappointed as of late that the humor that was so prevalent in the tutorial is lacking from the rest of the game, but HotS is a nice palate cleanser for when I'm done with Dota for the night. Games are short and much harder to take seriously.  
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News Comments > AMD HBM-based 300 Series Announced
7. Re: AMD HBM-based 300 Series Announced Jun 16, 2015, 17:20 Devinoch
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 17:17:
All that aside, how well does it work?

Oh shit... uh, is that important?
 
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News Comments > Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded
30. Re: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded Jun 16, 2015, 15:49 Devinoch
 
Creston wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 14:08:
I find it dodgy that Sony announced this. Next up, publishers will want you to pre-fund every fucking thing in existence.

Other than that, cool for whatshisname that his Kickstarter is doing so well, and shame on those of you who don't know Shenmue.

That's sort of the way the business is going to work for a bit. Keep in mind, $2mil won't make this game. But it's a seed investment to provoke someone else into investing the rest (i.e. Sony/Sega/whoever), because it proves there's still an audience out there that's interested in this.

I can't say I'm glad the industry works this way, but until we start getting people smarter about how they're developing games, just getting a game DONE is enough of a challenge...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 16, 2015, 15:45 Devinoch
 
I swear to god, I think I'm one of the few people on the planet who couldn't give less of a shit that they're remaking FFVII. The storyline was crap, the grind was ridiculous, the gameplay was boring... if you're going to remake an FF game, have the common sense to do VI, which had a storyline with actual logic behind it... *sigh* I'm grumpy, I know, I don't care.  
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Announced
5. Re: Sea of Thieves Announced Jun 16, 2015, 00:46 Devinoch
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 20:48:
Shit. Next.

This comment? Seen it. Bored now. Show me actual criticism. (Oh wait, you're a troll. Right.)
 
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News Comments > The Division in March
3. Re: The Division in March Jun 15, 2015, 20:57 Devinoch
 
Good to see the trolls are out in force.

I'm still psyched about this game.

But it's okay, trolls. You can be cynical about everything. The rest of us don't care.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed
13. Re: Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed May 13, 2015, 03:34 Devinoch
 
Take your time; get it right.

If it's great, the delays are meaningless. If it's bad, they are compounded.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2015, 13:22 Devinoch
 
If you want someone to coach, feel free to give me a holler - I'm always happy to help.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Turns One
10. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Turns One Apr 5, 2015, 15:28 Devinoch
 
"Oh shit, is this thing still on?"  
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Announced
14. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Announced Feb 26, 2015, 21:30 Devinoch
 
No Eldar? I have no interest.  
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