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News Comments > Op Ed
61. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 17:55 Overon
 
Nobody reads each other's posts unless they are from people they like or dislike or are inflammatory.

I'm going to say something controversial, wait for it.

What are Derek Smart's motives? I don't know I'm not in his head and have to show some epistemic humility because I don't know his thoughts or feeling and have to speculate. I don't feel confident to say one way or another. Would not commenting about his new game in his editorial remove the charge that he's doing this for promotional reasons? Yes it would. Was it smart to include promotion of his game in his post? Depends on what his motivations were.

I don't like what passes for good arguments on the internet. It's irrelevant if Derek Smart is a toxic unjustifiably arrogant narcissistic self promoting pathological liar. Even pathological liars don't lie all the time. So again epistemic humility is called for. Instead of addressing the allegations that Derek Smart made, the response is that he's toxic and we are going to give him a refund. Why not just address his arguments. Even if the response to the argument is "Not true." But instead we have arguments against the character of the person making the claims. Doing so is a logical fallacy and shouldn't convince anyone of anything except that the claims are are still in the air.

If Adolf Hitler said that 3+3=6 it is irrelevant that Adolf Hitler was a moral monster as far as the truth of 3+3=6 is concerned. If Nelson Mandela said that the sky is green like grass it would be irrelevant that he was a moral hero as far as the truth of the sky being green like grass is concerned. If Derek Smart was motivated by promoting his upcoming game and that is what motivated him in making a controversial post, it is irrelevant to the truth of his claims and demands. Just address the allegations, put your detractor's in their place by addressing their claims not attacking their motives or their character, no matter how repugnant they may be.
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC
38. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC Jul 14, 2015, 17:40 Overon
 
Chooo Choo all aboard the walking back the features train. It's not over yet. They have over-promised, over hyped, over mislead gamer's and they will have to walk the claims back now or else risk facing angry backlash. Never trust preview videos. Learn the lessons of so many games before. What's in the trailers and previews is misleading.
Almost always, especially with big AAA games.

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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Patched
39. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jul 7, 2015, 23:17 Overon
 
I remember when the Devs actually played game with the Founders, those people who paid good money early to let them start developing the game. They made promises like no 3rd person view and a bunch of other promises so that potential Founders would buy in. They seemed to genuinely listen to the feedback of the Founders. But after they got their money and they started selling mechs and gaining additional revenue, the Founders were largely ignored and the development priorities shifted away from what was promised. From the Founder's perspective and all the other early adopters this was a betrayal, the game was sold to them on a certain vision and that vision changed.

They made promises about a persistent universe they called Community Warfare. It's been 3 years and they just got a half assed Community Warfare that is tacked on? If some of you only knew the years of forum posts and drama that MWO has generated. Pretty early on, some people realized that this game was mostly a mech buying simulator and the gamepmlay and metagame was built around buying mechs and parts. That's the business model, sell more mechs. Who can forget the $500 US golden clan mechs...

Nevermind the technical issues like failed hit registration which they just cannot fix after all these years.

Here is an article that describes most of the drama:
http://www.gamefront.com/mechwarrior-online-forum-ragesplosion/

P.S. Looks like someone already posted that article in this thread.

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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV OS X Pulled, Refunds Offered
19. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV OS X Pulled, Refunds Offered Jul 5, 2015, 22:03 Overon
 
Once customers get used to refunds on steam, there will be a domino effect where they will demand the same thing on every other platform. Then we shall have better polished games on release.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed Jul 5, 2015, 03:09 Overon
 
Sometimes Derek Smart says sensible things. Bottom line is that as long as players keep donating and paying for mostly future promises, Chris Roberts is going to be working on Star Citizen forever and promising and failing to deliver on those promises in an reasonable time.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report
8. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report Jun 28, 2015, 12:40 Overon
 
Should have called it Early Access. We are seeing what normally happens during game development, not after the game is released. Also don't blame Iron Sky. When you contract out to someone, you accept their work when you release the result publicly. Rocksteady and WB didn't have to accept the shitty port of Iron Sky. Rocksteady and WB are ultimately responsible for quality control and they chose to release this pile of shit to the PC.

I chuckled when I read this "While we work on improving performance, we will also continue to make interim patches available to address issues for those still playing the game on PC."
"Still playing" you poor bastards. So many better games, so little time. Wait for the GOTY edition and get your steam refund if you still can. You can always buy it when it's GOTY. Don't support outrageous releases like this.

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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
2. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 26, 2015, 17:31 Overon
 
Creston wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 17:10:
What? You mean people should take responsibility for their own idiocies?? WHAT THE HELL, VALVE??? TEH WORLD WILL EXPLOOOOOOODE!
Call me cynical but I doubt they are doing this out of the principal of personal responsibility.
 
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News Comments > More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds
5. Re: More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds Jun 24, 2015, 17:35 Overon
 
I wish people exercised their right of seeking a refund. Just because you got a refund doesn't mean you can rebuy it at a later point if and when it's fixed.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Specs Updated; AMD Issues Noted
17. Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2015, 17:37 Overon
 
And this is why you should never ever preorder. Rocksteady is acting like they didn't know about the issues during their testing. Strange cause saying that it runs like shit on AMD cards would not do anything except hurt their preorders and their general sales. Wait a second...

Other Nvidia Gameworks title Witcher 3, Project Cars, and now Arkham Knight runs like shit on AMD cards. We are starting to develop a pattern but we need more data. What other Nvidia Gameworks title runs like shit on AMD cards on release? Those can't be the only examples.

Also the fanboys need to stop and think for a second. The world is going to be far worse off when there is only one player in the gaming graphics business. Competition is good for you. That doesn't mean you should buy cards against your best interest as a consumer. But AMD does keep Nvidia prices lower than they would be otherwise.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
45. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 19:09 Overon
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 18:59:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 14:18:
I reserve the right to steal
I think this one line pretty much sums you up as a human being.
Would you say the same thing if he said something like "I reserve the right to steal if I get desperate enough"?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
41. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 17:49 Overon
 
Nuclear holocaust is that okay to use even though there are people still alive that remember The Holocaust?

People use the terms social apartheid, gender apartheid, technological apartheid, and racial apartheid known in the USA as Jim Crow.

This 25 minute gameplay demo makes a good case for calling what is depicted in the first minutes of the video "mechanical apartheid"
https://youtu.be/jh-iX2bxOjI
In South Africa people were mistreated by the civil authorities based on the physical features. In the first 5 minutes of video the exact same thing is happening except instead of having darker skin, the people being mistreated have mechanical body parts. I think mechanical apartheid describes the situation perfectly.

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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer
21. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer Jun 8, 2015, 17:22 Overon
 
That mean's it's going to run like shit on AMD cards.

The last 3 Batmans had the exact same combat mechanic and I wish this one has something new. I did love the story in the previous 3.

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News Comments > The Witcher III Exp Bug
35. Re: The Witcher III Exp Bug May 28, 2015, 20:40 Overon
 
harlock wrote on May 28, 2015, 17:42:
Overon wrote on May 28, 2015, 17:33:
Off base? The guy created two videos demonstrating the movement problems and simplistic combat. He actually demonstrated it. He justified his opinion with evidence. That's rare these days.

he didnt demonstrate shit, other than his inability to play the game in a capacity beyond that of a toddler

there are some issues, but they arent OMG ITS THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD BECAUSE I CANT PLAY THIS ON MY MOUSE AND KEYBOARD WAAAAAAAH WAAAAAAH I WANNA PLAY MY WAY NOT YOUR WAY WAAAAAAH WAAAAAH IM A BIG FUCKING CRYBABY WAAAAAH WAAAAAAH DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING

he can be a real toolbag.. a right wanker, if you will - and THAT is what he demonstrated
You gotta be shitting me. The developer stated in interviews that PC is the lead platform yet mouse and keyboard controls are terribly imprecise. When you purchase a product it comes with some expectations. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a PC game to have more precise keyboard and mouse controls.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Exp Bug
32. Re: The Witcher III Exp Bug May 28, 2015, 19:05 Overon
 
All well and good and while it is true that he used the most obvious example to demonstrate his point, it is his point that the combat mechanics are simplistic and the keyboard and mouse controls are imprecise.  
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News Comments > The Witcher III Exp Bug
30. Re: The Witcher III Exp Bug May 28, 2015, 17:48 Overon
 
Krovven wrote on May 28, 2015, 16:02:
Hanover wrote on May 28, 2015, 16:00:
ItBurn wrote on May 28, 2015, 15:15:
New vid from Mac about the combat in Witcher 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIeEZeKN8JE
I think that's the same Worth a Buy video from a week ago. Yep, he still hates the combat.

Yea he linked the wrong video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkFqn1TMeH4

The guy still doesn't have a clue. Yes he showed us he can counter and attack and have no problem against one of the weakest enemies in the game. He showed that he can get enemies stuck in an animation lock where they don't attack.

It's too bad, that what he is complaining about will get him dead against pretty much any other enemy type in the game. Nevermind that it took him 5 minutes to kill 3 basic enemies in a very boring way. and he is quickly destroying his weapons by letting the enemy block every 2nd or 3rd hit. Notice at the end of the video his weapon durability indicator has come up on screen. Weapon destroyed after only fighting against a handful of enemies.

He does not have a clue what he is talking about.

Forgot to mention the targeting issue he brought up first. He keeps moving the camera, therefore the indicated target changes. But none of that matters. What matter is the direction you point the Left stick, or WASD when you make your attack. And if you aren't used the directional control to control your attack, you are a fucking moron...hence Mack.
I couldn't disagree more. The weapon durability issue is barely an issue. Yes weapons get damaged faster when enemies block your attacks but repairing them yourself or at an village is a non issue cause it's cheap. Blocking allows you to block almost all attacks from any directions except bosses, so does the parry.

Not even mentioning the other video where he discusses the crappy movement and demonstrates it. I'm level 8 and I'm in Velen. the only part he gets wrong is he complains about how small White Orchard is and how it takes a few minutes to ride from one end to the other. He says the game is not true open world but is zoned and should mention how you are forced to go back because of the invisible walls. He doesn't seem to realize that Velen gets a lot bigger than White Orchard but it's still zoned. He demonstrates the terrible AI pathfinding, where a horse blocks people from walking around the path. I have experienced quest breaking bugs.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Exp Bug
27. Re: The Witcher III Exp Bug May 28, 2015, 17:33 Overon
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 28, 2015, 11:05:
jomisab wrote on May 28, 2015, 11:01:
ForgedReality wrote on May 28, 2015, 10:54:
I've been doing quests six or more levels ABOVE mine. It's incredibly difficult, and I'm sure I'm going to miss out on some things by doing shit ahead of time, but holy crap this game is too much fun.

Totally. And if CDPR is estimating another 30 hours for the expansions, that probably means another 50-100 hours of actual in-game time.

I'm totally buying them. This has been the best gaming purchase in pretty much ever for me, and I got the $150 Collector's Edition. When I get my 980ti and 40" 4k monitor, I'm so playing it over again. Maybe I won't import my Witcher 2 final savegame this time to see how things are different. Such a glorious game.

And Fuck Worth-A-Buy for being soooooo way off base with his shitty, ignorant review. >:\
Off base? The guy created two videos demonstrating the movement problems and simplistic combat. He actually demonstrated it. He justified his opinion with evidence. That's rare these days.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Patched
9. Re: The Witcher III Patched May 26, 2015, 10:18 Overon
 
I wish they fixed the delay in starting to move and the delay in stopping. It may work for analog controls but not for mouse and keyboard. I wish they also fixed the imprecise keyboard controls. Hard to line up yourself with things. The scrolling list UI are highly annoying and clearly designed for consoles for viewing at TV distances. In a word I wish they fixed the consolitis design decisions.

I read somewhere that the developers were in "crunch time" for over a year. Had I known this I would have not gotten it so soon. Knowing this the logical inference to make is that it's going to have a lots of bugs and consolitis issues like these as it's rushed out for the release date.

The best thing I can say is that CD Projekt Red is known for great patch support after release and there will be the inevitable "Enhanced Edition" which will solve lots of issues.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Trailer
11. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Trailer May 21, 2015, 18:15 Overon
 
I have seen previous videos where the characters models were less muddy, had more detail and so did the backgrounds. What the hell happened?  
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News Comments > Cancelled DOOM Media
3. Re: Cancelled DOOM Media May 18, 2015, 21:44 Overon
 
Looks like call of duty doom.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
17. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway? May 11, 2015, 23:17 Overon
 
Needs patches and then enhanced edition.  
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