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Signed On Nov 21, 2002, 00:39
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News Comments > StarCraft II Beta Scheduling
9. Re: StarCraft II Beta Scheduling Feb 26, 2010, 22:36 Yifes
 
Flipper405 wrote on Feb 26, 2010, 22:05:
kxmode wrote on Feb 26, 2010, 14:01:
I gave up on multi-player. Too many overly skilled RTS players to make it even remotely fun! I'll just wait until the single-player game is out.

I also had this concern - isn't the matchmaking system supposed to help alleviate this to some extent?

Hopefully it'll work better than Warcraft 3's. Also, it was mentioned in an interview that SC2 is going to have some multiplayer training maps, and a lot more casual friendly maps and options in the editor. I think they've learned a huge lesson from WOW in the need to make their games more accessible.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V Announced
47. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V Announced Feb 18, 2010, 21:09 Yifes
 
I think you're missing the point - that the hasty generalization originally presented was so entirely one sided as to invalidate the premise.

I tried to present this by simply reversing the objects of the arguments presented (Apaches for spear men), which in my opinion makes the new argument just as ridiculous or just as plausible as the original statement.

I guess in the end the problem lies with trying to rationalize Civ's abstract gameplay.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V Announced
45. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V Announced Feb 18, 2010, 20:56 Yifes
 
Really?

How many Apaches? I don't know how many Sid Meier imagines but I'd guess a thousand, maybe ten thousand. What weapon does an spearman have that will take care of all them? And what if they don't conveniently all fly in one place?

What if they take refuge hundreds of feet in the air and pick the spearman off when they're on the ground. If they have the sense to fight the battle on their terms, as they're perfectly capable of doing, the spearman on their own aren't much use.

See how that works?

No. Look at the size of ancient armies vs. how many spearmen you see in game. It's conceivable that one unit in game represents thousands of spearmen. Only ~1k apaches were ever made. You can't possibly say that 1 apache unit in game also represents thousands of actual helicopters. By your logic Sid meier will be imagining thousands or tens of thousands of aircraft carriers =/

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News Comments > StarCraft II Beta System Specs
11. Re: StarCraft II Beta System Specs Feb 17, 2010, 21:42 Yifes
 
You're telling me you've been at college for eight years (the age of your processor) and between summer and part time work you couldn't gather $150 for a new CPU? I call bull shit.

No, he's saying he's in college now and doesn't have the money to waste on CPUs since up until now it's been working just fine for him. A $150 upgrade just to play SC2 isn't exactly cheap.

Why play a buggy unbalanced and unfinished game anyways? Seems like a good way to ruin the game for yourself.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
65. Re: Op Ed Feb 17, 2010, 20:10 Yifes
 
@Dmitri_M
Yeah, a fraction wider. I still think he's better off buying a 40inch LCD with that setup. To really get anything out of 3 monitors the setup should be horizontal. That's a truly unique way of playing.

Selective read much? Way to miss the fact that he does play with a horizontal setup, and totally ignore why he has his monitors in vertical position in those screenshots.

Here's an assumption for you, I think he's getting cash from ATI to promote Eyefinity.

Exactly. Which is why he's also excited about Nvidia's upcoming offering. Rolleyes


@space captain

know what i love? the fact that you are blind to humor

enjoy that

Oh trust me, I find that your posts are great for a good laugh =D
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. Re: im am better than everyone on the planet Feb 13, 2010, 22:11 Yifes
 
can we have less people whining about opinions they dont agree with?

I'm not saying I don't agree with it. I haven't tried Eyefinity but it seemed that the only informed opinion I read was [H]'s. I'd like to know why it's bad besides vague accusations and the prohibitive cost.

*edit. Also I love the irony of the constant bitching and whining about how people bitch and whine =P Nice try though.

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News Comments > Op Ed
36. Re: Op Ed Feb 13, 2010, 21:23 Yifes
 
Also, that HARDOCP vertically tilted 3 monitor setup is dumb. Don't graphics drivers rotate the picture on some software level? And in essence he's not really gaining a truly wide view, he's just taking a standard 16:10 view and sizing it up with two monitor bezels uncomfortably close to the centre of the picture.

The vertically tilted 3 monitor setup gives you an aspect ratio of 1.875, which is wider than 16:9 and 16:10. And he explains his setup:

"I went with the portrait mode as I want a lot of vertical pixels for editing documents and this configuration allowed me more than the 1600 pixels I had before with the Dell 3007 at 2560x1600"

I definitely wish for more vertical space when i'm working and his setup makes a lot of sense considering that he runs a website. But way to make assumptions from some screenshots without bothering to read anything.

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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Feb 13, 2010, 21:07 Yifes
 
Can we have some opinions from people who have actually tried Eyefinity instead of all the unsupported bashing of [H] and the technology?

I'm amazed and disappointed that a site as well regarded as [H] don't actually mention the true reason behind the decision and instead concentrate on the pixel count which has bugger all to do with it. It is an ironic developer name but that's not really the issue here. [H], wtf?

Except it is mentioned in their Eyefinity review. Maybe for their editorial they just omitted the obvious.
 
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News Comments > Work at Runic Games
1. Re: Work at Runic Games Feb 10, 2010, 20:57 Yifes
 
What they desperately need, more than anything else, is a writer.  
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News Comments > Fallout New Vegas Details
10. Re: Fallout New Vegas Details Feb 7, 2010, 14:03 Yifes
 
I'm definetly down for some more FO1/2 like gameplay from guys originally on the FO1/2 teams.

It's still going to play like FO3, albeit with some better writing and a plot that doesn't suck.
 
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News Comments > Another Alpha Protocol Delay
23. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 7, 2010, 13:48 Yifes
 
Obsidian's one failing's always been their inability to deliver a finished game. At least in KotOR2's case that wasn't their fault (LucasArts gave them 11 months to make that game). If Sega wants to make sure this game's finished, more power to them.

Wasn't NWN2 and Mask of the Betrayer pretty reasonably finished? I bought the two as a bundle off of D2D so I don't know what the game was like at release, but I don't think anything significant was left out that I'd hold it against them. It seems like everyone's still bashing them for KotOR2, and basing all of their prejudices off of that one game, which is pretty fucking annoying.

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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 a "Blockbuster"
57. Re: Mass Effect 2 a Feb 5, 2010, 16:35 Yifes
 
Mostly just optional dialog or ways out of situations

Example: Without Import when first meeting tali, you can't tell her you gave her the geth data

If you import a save, and did. You can tell her and they lower their weapons instantly ,p Thats about the scope of the effects... not earth shattering

Thanks for the info!
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas in Fall
38. Re: Fallout: New Vegas This Fall Feb 5, 2010, 00:00 Yifes
 
Oh waah waah. Poor little Obsidian being picked on. They are just powerless to resist. Sorry, but that's not how it works. They were scared of making their publishers mad, and the customers paid the price. Publishers almost always pressure developers to do more, to release sooner, and so on. It's a reality of development.

No dude. It's just fucking retarded to think that a new developer working on their very first project has enough money to fund their own development when publisher funds run out. Bioware has the $ to extend their development schedule. Blizzard has the $ to do it. God knows 3d Realms had the money to keep DNF development going for decades. If you run out of money, then it's either A) ship the game or B) your project gets cancelled and you go bankrupt like 3DR. Publishers can only pressure you when you need their money.

KOTOR 2 was Obsidian's maiden project. They had no money from previous games to fall back on when it's time to pay the rent and feed the kids. It doesn't excuse them from releasing a broken game but it's economic realities, not some stupid "they don't want to make their publishers mad!" bullshit like you imagine.

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News Comments > Star Trek Online Midnight Madness
45. Re: Star Trek Online Midnight Madness Feb 4, 2010, 22:29 Yifes
 
An MMO is about inhabiting a fictional universe. You have to feel like you are there. Clicking on a map and loading an instance with random players and blasting whatever's there, repeating endlessly, is not an MMO. More importantly, it's not Star Trek.

Maybe Cryptic and Atari are aiming for the mainstream pew pew JJ Abrams summer blockbuster crowd and doesn't give a shit what Star Trek really is.

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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 a "Blockbuster"
55. Re: Mass Effect 2 a Feb 4, 2010, 22:12 Yifes
 
If you don't use an old saved game, what are the "default" choices ME2 assume you make? What kind of difference do these choices make on the story? Can some one please give an example? I'd use a saved game from that website someone mentioned earlier, but I don't want to start off ME2 with an overpowered Shepard.

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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas in Fall
35. Re: Fallout: New Vegas This Fall Feb 4, 2010, 21:25 Yifes
 
Obsidian crumbles at the first sign of pressure from their publisher to release. During the development of KOTOR, LucasArts kept pushing BioWare to release the game, but BioWare basically told them to chill out and it'd be released when it is ready. When it came time for KOTOR2, LucasArts tried the same thing with Obsidian and Obsidian went "YES MASTA PLEASE DON WHIP ME NO MO."

Obsidian is a good company with tons of talent but their titles are always pushed out the door too soon, and since other developers working with the same publishers don't have the same problems... I have to lay the blame with Obsidian"

Yeah, it's a wonder how a large established developer with lots of money does a better job of resisting publisher pressures than a newly founded small developer like Obsidian. Rolleyes What a stupid thing to say.

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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas in Fall
30. Re: Fallout: New Vegas This Fall Feb 4, 2010, 18:28 Yifes
 
Well, seriously, it really depends on what kind of gamer you are. If you do not care about multiplayer then you are 100% right in saying that the NWN 2 OC was infinitely better than the über shitty NWN 1 OC. If you are into modding and multiplayer, however, the situation is exactly reversed.

Except you can't say Bioware did a better job on NWN because of all the extra content made for it post release. You're comparing apples to oranges now.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas in Fall
25. Re: Fallout: New Vegas This Fall Feb 4, 2010, 16:07 Yifes
 
The only two games from Obsidian that I'm familiar with are Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2. Both of which I remember as being decent, but pale in comparison to the original titles.

Are you crazy? The original NWN was such garbage that, even though NWN2 is only decent, it's leagues better than the piece of crap that Bioware put out.
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 MP Details: No LAN or Dedicated Servers
21. Re: BioShock 2 MP Details: No LAN or Dedicated Servers Jan 27, 2010, 21:24 Yifes
 
With Irrational and Ken Levine out of the picture on this one, I have no expectations for this game.  
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News Comments > Apple iPad Announced
60. Re: Apple iPad Announced Jan 27, 2010, 20:31 Yifes
 
My iphone has multitasking. It's called Backgrounder and you can get it once you jailbreak your phone. The ipad will have multitasking too.  
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