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News Comments > StarCraft II Mods Official
3. Re: StarCraft II Mods Official Apr 6, 2011, 23:46 Yifes
 
Frijoles wrote on Apr 6, 2011, 23:21:
I tried Aiur Chef. I'm not really sure why they put time in to it, unless it was a side project after hours or something. It's interesting and humorous for the first five minutes. No real point after that (at least to me).

Yeah Aiur Chef is terrible, but the other two are good. Co-oping through Left 2 Die was quite fun.
 
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News Comments > Hawken Gameplay Trailer
7. Re: Hawken Gameplay Trailer Mar 31, 2011, 11:02 Yifes
 
nin wrote on Mar 31, 2011, 10:49:
Yeah, the sounds were top notch too. I was watching it last night and was amazed.

Throw some SP on that bad boy and they have a sale.

Multiplayer only. http://kotaku.com/#!5780912/nine-guys-giant-mechs-and-2011s-sexiest-indie-game

They're a tiny developer and don't have the resources to do a single player campaign.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: "There Are Lots of Projects That We're Not Talking About"
15. Re: Blizzard: Mar 29, 2011, 17:45 Yifes
 
Prez wrote on Mar 29, 2011, 02:34:
Doesn't expanding your payroll and the number of concurrent projects constitute a culture change? It would seem it would be a change from "small" to "big".

I've always thought of culture as a set of values and behaviour that people share, and isn't really determined by the number of people that share it. Just like how different immigrants in the US have different cultures that they brought with them from their home countries. So while Chinatown is smaller than China, the culture is pretty much the same, and as company grows from a small start up, the way they approach things can stay the same.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: "There Are Lots of Projects That We're Not Talking About"
12. Re: Blizzard: Mar 28, 2011, 23:54 Yifes
 
Prez wrote on Mar 28, 2011, 22:11:
The culture must be changing at Blizzard; they've always been a studio that focuses on only one or two projects at a time. Which, incidentally, is the biggest excuse given as to why Starcraft 2 took 12 years to release.

Hiring more people and having more than 2 development teams doesn't mean that the culture is changing.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer
18. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer Mar 26, 2011, 11:44 Yifes
 
Asmo wrote on Mar 26, 2011, 07:32:
The whole freaking game is so 'ewok' (my term for introducing muppets in to an otherwise dark storyline to lighten the mood and make it kid friendly).

People have been calling TOR 'ewok' since the first screenshots were released. And hate to break this to you guys, but just like the movie ewoks, Star Wars has been kiddie themed ever since Lucas fired all the good people behind The Empire Strikes Back to make Jedi into a movie that could sell children's toys. The idea of a mature Star Wars universe died in 1980, and TOR's children friendly design fits Star Wars perfectly.
 
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News Comments > World of Tanks Preorders
11. Re: World of Tanks Preorders Mar 24, 2011, 18:39 Yifes
 
Mad Jackson wrote on Mar 24, 2011, 18:06:
Killing 10 rats to go up a level so you can kill 10 bigger rats is a grind. Playing a fun team deathmatch game that happens to give you xp that can later be used to upgrade vehicles and equipment is not a grind.

WOT is even more grindy than grinding battlegrounds in WOW so you can earn enough honor to upgrade your PVP equipment. And WOW battlegrounds had much more variety in terms of map objectives and character classes/ability.

If WOT was less repetitive (such as including more than 1 game mode), or had better matchmaking (About 1 in 10 games, I was matched against other light tanks in my A20), it would be actually enjoyable.

As it stands right now, WOT suffers from some of the worst aspects of a MMO (the repetitive PVP grind and the exponentially increasing XP requirements, tank costs, and maintenance costs, pay real money for an in-game advantage), while offering none of the benefits of a truly massively multiplayer experience.

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News Comments > World of Tanks Preorders
8. Re: World of Tanks Preorders Mar 24, 2011, 17:00 Yifes
 
bawaga wrote on Mar 24, 2011, 12:24:
Awesome game. My guild has been hooked on it since closed beta. Got my heavy pre-order today. That's 10 months of premium play @ $9/month. One of the cheapest mmos on the market if you ask me.


A matchmaking service for 15 on 15 TDM is not a MMO. Unless you're trying to tell me that games like Modern Warfare and Battlefield BC2 are now MMOS.
 
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News Comments > World of Tanks Preorders
6. Re: World of Tanks Preorders Mar 24, 2011, 16:40 Yifes
 
Mead wrote on Mar 24, 2011, 15:30:
Some people just gonna complain, I guess. Subscription? How dare they! Free game with micropayments? How dare they! Apparently anything less than having someone else bump you to max everything after 15 seconds of gameplay is totally unfair.

You should try ProgressQuest. Or, and I know this is a crazy concept... you could just not play this game if you're more worried about keeping up than having fun.

So, explain to me how fun it is to get one shotted by KV3s in your A20 over and over again? Or sit there and do recon for the entire match? And bump you to max after 15 seconds? How many 15 seconds do you think it'll take you to get to that IS-7 if you don't pay for the premium account? This is just like any MMO grind, but more repetitive.

Point is, the game is a horrible grind if you play it free, and if you do pay for it, there are better games out there than what is essentially team deathmatch with a capture mechanic on a dozen or so maps. Seriously, you have all these wonderful historic tanks, and the best thing you can come up with for them to do is to go capture a friggin tree?

I am way more concerned about having fun, which is exactly why I'll be avoiding this repetitive grindfest.

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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Mar 24, 2011, 12:59 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Mar 24, 2011, 10:43:
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Mar 24, 2011, 09:34:
Sounds like some PC elitist is upset because he's getting the same visual experience on his $5000 PC that some kid with a $200 Xbox is getting.

Err, what's wrong with that expectation exactly? Do you generally spend $5000 and expect a ho-hum experience from your products? Why would console gamers care if "PC elitists" get a superior experience? They are so happy with their $200 bargain after all, right?

The problem with that expectation is that none of that $5000 went to Crytek, so they have no obligation to you to provide anything other than the standard experience.
 
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News Comments > World of Tanks Preorders
4. Re: World of Tanks Preorders Mar 24, 2011, 12:50 Yifes
 
Dude the game is free to play. If you dont want to pre-order you dont have to.

If you don't pay you'll spend forever trying to grind to something decent.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
24. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 18:38 Yifes
 
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 18:35:
So what you're saying is that we are back to square one, with you not really understanding what a trilogy is in relation to video games, gotcha.

Nope, we're not back to square one. Because while we have both agreed to disagree on the definition of trilogy in video games, we've also established that you're full of shit when it comes to SCII.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
22. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 18:25 Yifes
 
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 18:14:
So wait, now you are saying that Starcraft 2 and it's additional race-related comaigns aren't a really trilogy, it just uses trilogy structure in the storytelling?

I'll repeat myself, since you missed it: "The story is in the form of a trilogy, told in 1 game and 2 expansions, so what's your point?"

Way to bring up CoD as an example and then completely sidestep the issue. They didn't try to release each single player campaign as an expansion.

I'm not sidestepping the issue. COD had one storyline told from multiple perspectives, just like SCII WOL. SCII did not fraction 1 storyline into 3 parts. It told one storyline mostly from the terran's perspective. You sidestepped the issue that games like MW1 and MW2 had basically the same graphic engine and gameplay. Of course, that is again moot because we're talking about expansions, not sequel.

Seriously, have you been drinking? You are the one that initially brought up the FF series to try and support your "Starcraft 2 is actually a trilogy" idea.
I guess I'll quote myself again: "The story is in the form of a trilogy, told in 1 game and 2 expansions, so what's your point?" No one said that SCII Heart of the Swarm is going to be a sequel.

You don't have to enjoy Diablo to be a Starcraft 2 fanboi.

I see, now you're changing your tune to SC2 fanboi. Ad hominem is a nice strategy when you're full of shit.

Oh what's that? How are you full of shit? Want me to summarize it in bullet form for you?

1. WOL is not a full experience! - WRONG. It's the story of raynor and Kerrigan and it gets resolved. All that it is missing is the zerg perspective during single player, but there's no law that a game has to include every race's perspective when telling a story.

2. WOL only has a human perspective! - WRONG. You also play as protoss

3. WOL's expansions will be full price! - WRONG.

4. SCII is a single game split into 3 parts! - WRONG. The story is in the form of a trilogy, told in 1 game and 2 expansions, with approximately 90 missions or 3x the content of SCI. SCII will have 3 storylines, when SC1 and BW had 1 storyline each.

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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
20. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 17:55 Yifes
 
Jay wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 17:53:
Yifes wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 17:24:
Only play as the humans? Yeah lets just ignore the fact that there's also a protoss campaign in the first game.
Really? Didn't know that. when they announced sc2 back in 2008, they said that the 1st one would be Terran, 2nd Zerg, then 3rd Protoss. I know almost nothing about sc2 because I'm trying to avoid spoilers until I can get my hands on the battle chest edition.

It's probably my favorite part of the single player campaign. Short, but epic.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
18. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 17:52 Yifes
 
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 17:39:
If you agree that they aren't the same, then why did you use it as an analogy and then get all butthurt when I said it was a horrible one?
I'll repeat myself, since you chose to ignore the relevant point: "No shit the experience is different. The point that you don't want to recognize is that both LOTR and SCII use the trilogy structure in storytelling, and there's nothing inherently wrong with the trilogy structure."

Are you trying to be obtuse again? CoD had multiple single-player campaigns packaged in a single game, which is exactly the opposite of what Blizzard is doing with Starcraft 2.

Are you being obtuse? I never said that playing as more than one race was exclusive to multiplayer.

Jesus, I just listed the FF games off the top of my head that I remembered the most about, but go ahead let's compare FF1-FF13, are you going to say that it is the same gaming experience over and over 13 times? No, ok, so it proves my point.

No it doesn't, because we're talking about SCII's expansions, not sequels. So it's pointless to debate with you that some of the games uses basically the same graphics engine and same turn based combat mechanics.

There's not even that much distinctly different between Starcraft 1 and Starcraft 2 as a whole, and you honestly believe the the storytelling mechanics of the Protoss and Zerg campaigns are going to be distinctly different from the mechanics of the Terran compaign?

Yes, unless you think Blizzard has a history of blatantly lying in their press releases. Of course, the degree of change is up to debate, but considering that the between mission cutscene format of story telling in RTS hasn't changed since the days of DUNE II, what WOL did was already quite a difference.

Ok, I'll give you that, given they haven't stated the pricing yet, Terran campaign was $60.00 retail at launch, what do you consider is an acceptable price for the other single player campaigns? Half, $29.99, so the full Starcraft 2 single player experience is worth $120.00?

Depends. Do you think the full SC1 single player experience was worth $90 or however much it was when SC1 and BW were first released? I do, so I'll probably say that $120 is worth it for something with 50% more content.

A trilogy Starcraft 2 is not, you can call it that all day long to make yourself feel better about your beloved Blizzard, but that won't change that fact. I gotta hand it to you for spearheading the idea on these boards for Blizzard though, your brand loyalty is commendable in a weird way.

Funny, cuz I hate every other franchise Blizzard produces. It's cute that you're trying to justify your own ignorance by making me out as a blizzard fanboi though.

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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
16. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 17:24 Yifes
 
Jay wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 17:11:
You can't blame the players for expecting what's essentially the norm.

I'm not blaming players for wanting the norm. I'm blaming them for the ignorant out-of-touch-with-reality bullshit that they continue to spew even though the game has been out for 6 months.

Splitting a single game into 3 parts? What single RTS game in history has 3x the equivalent content of SC1 with 3 full storylines and ~90 missions? SC1 had 1 storyline, told from 3 perspectives.

Full priced games? Yeah lets just continue to bitch about something that was never true in the first place.

Only play as the humans? Yeah lets just ignore the fact that there's also a protoss campaign in the first game.

SCII:WOL is every bit the full game as SC1, except you don't get to play as the zerg in the campaign (the trade off is more than worth it though). But that's never what these people bitch about. I guess when enough lazy idiots repeat the same myths enough times, it becomes true for them.

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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
14. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 17:01 Yifes
 
Movies and books /= video games

Agreed, but that wasn't your point when you quoted what a trilogy was. Are you intentionally trying to ignore what you said?

Again, horrible examples. CoD 1, 2, 3 all had multiple campaigns from differing perspective, American, British, Russian, etc.

And so does Wings of Liberty. You'd know if you played the game.

Final Fantasy...did you ever even play 1,2, and 3? How about 7, 9, and 12? Are you really proposing that those are all the same exact game with no changes in game engine, mechanics or graphics, really?

I like how you skipped quite a few FF games. Also, did you forget what I said about SCII's expansion having distinctly different structure, gameplay, and storytelling mechanics? Keep in mind, we're talking about SCII's expansions, so the point is moot anyways.

Lord of the Rings, really, a movie, that is what you are going to go back to let met put this in caps in red for you since for some reason you have a tough time understanding CINEMATIC EXPERIENCES ARE NOT THE SAME AS VIDEO GAME EXPERIENCES AND SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED AS SUCH

No shit the experience is different. The point that you don't want to recognize is that both LOTR and SCII use the trilogy structure in storytelling, and there's nothing inherently wrong with the trilogy structure.

The point is that you can't break a single game into thirds, charge full price for each portion, and say "Voila! Trilogy!" That's just not how it works.

Wrong again. They're not charging full price for the expansions (where do you get all these retarded assumptions anyways?), and considering each expansion has the story and content of a full game, it's hardly "breaking a single game into thirds".

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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
12. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 16:30 Yifes
 
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 16:21:
Yifes wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 16:03:
Wrong. Because, by your own definition: "A trilogy is three separate but complete works that are related. Hence, with star wars, you can watch each movie by itself and have a full movie experience."

It's not "my" definition of trilogy, it's the definition of a trilogy.

So, by the definition that you gave me, from google, it's a trilogy. What's your point?

Can you you name any other gaming franchise of 2 or more games where gameplay, graphics, or some other technology didn't change?
Call of Duty? Final Fantasy? How much did movie making technology and special effects change between the LOTOR movies?

Then at best it is an expansion on an existing game, not a trilogy.
No shit the other games are expansions. That's what they officially are. You think that Blizzard is trying to rip you off by releasing 2 expansions instead of one? Is that your problem? The story is in the form of a trilogy, told in 1 game and 2 expansions, so what's your point?

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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
10. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 16:03 Yifes
 
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 15:49:

I'll grab it when all three parts are out and the full game is being sold for a reasonable price. I played the demo, I have no problem waiting.

And having an ending to the campaign suddenly makes it a trilogy? At best, you could call the other two parts expansions, but a trilogy it is not, no matter how far you try to stretch it.

Wrong. Because, by your own definition: "A trilogy is three separate but complete works that are related. Hence, with star wars, you can watch each movie by itself and have a full movie experience."

Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty is a full experience. It is the story of how Jim Raynor seeks redemption for what happened to Sarah Kerrigan. This gets resolved, and just like in a New Hope, it ends with a decisive victory on the part of the rebels that ties up the storyarch introduced in this portion of the trilogy.

But of course, you'd know this if you played the fucking game. And you ignored the fact that each expansion has its own distinct structure, gameplay and storytelling mechanics.

It's immediately obvious that you have never played the game, because otherwise you wouldn't be spewing so much ignorant bullshit.

Get the fuck out and come back when you know something.

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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
8. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 15:36 Yifes
 
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 15:31:
Yifes wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 15:22:

Wrong. Maybe you don't understand what a trilogy is.

A trilogy is three separate but complete works that are related. Hence, with star wars, you can watch each movie by itself and have a full movie experience.

Starcraft 2 on the otherhand, judging it against the precedence of the original and the common definition of a 'trilogy', is a single experience that has been broken into three parts.

Just because you split something into three portions, doesn't make it a trilogy there fanboi.

Have you even played the campaign? Probably not, because guess what? there's a conclusion to the Raynor-Tychus-Kerrigan storyarch. And calling Starcraft 2 a "single experience" is just ignorance, considering each expansion will have its own distinct structure and between mission storytelling mechanic.

Finally, before you start calling other people "fanboi", you might want to cover up your 40K avatar. Your prejudice is showing.

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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
6. Re: StarCraft II Patched Mar 23, 2011, 15:22 Yifes
 
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 15:09:
Yifes wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 09:04:
I bet you were the one guy in 1977 who was pissed that Star Wars was going to be 3 movies. A trilogy, what a dumb idea.

Wow...worst analogy ever...

Wrong. It's a story told in 3 parts.
 
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