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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
79. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:00 Creston
 
FU wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:54:
I will never back anything on KS or the like. I see no point when there isn't any ROI for me.

I've had some pretty good returns, though. Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns are both pretty darn awesome.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
71. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 14:49 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:30:
The problem becomes two-fold:
1) Damages. There are essentially zero damages here

In a breach of warranty claim, the 'damage' is the price you paid for the item that is not as advertised. So in this case, I'd imagine whatever you put into the Kickstarter, but FD could then also probably take out the cost of the rewards, and you'd likely be left with the price of the game, ie 50 bucks, as 'damages.'

2) Whether or not the offline single player is material, and it's exceedingly unlikely it would be found to be material

That'd be up to a court to decide, but they specifically mentioned offline single player as an item, and are not delivering it. I'm no lawyer, obviously, but in a breach of warranty claim, whether it was a "big item" or a "small item" doesn't matter. If you say you'll sell a 2014 mustang with black leather seats, 48K miles and a hitch, and you deliver a 2014 mustang with white leather seats, 48K miles and a hitch, you've still breached the warranty.

Let's say you have chickens and you pay a guy to build you a chicken coop out of pine. He builds it out of oak. In the end, you likely have nothing to sue him for. Yes, the contract said pine, but it isn't really material. You wanted a chicken coop you got a chicken coop. All you can sue for is what the actual damages are, and there are none.

No, you paid for a pine chicken coop, and that's what's said in the contract. You can sue for breach of warranty and will win in any US courtroom.


You can still play your space sim, which is the key part of the contract.
You can still play it single player.
You just can't play it offline.

Which was part of the warranty. The law doesn't state material, it states (b) Any description of the goods which is made part of the basis of the bargain creates an express warranty that the goods shall conform to the description.

ANY description.

Courts would never, ever find it material, though.

I'm fairly sure it wouldn't matter. But again, I'm no lawyer.

I also honestly don't care one way or the other, I just mentioned this since I just learned about this recently and thought it would likely apply. I think the whole Kickstarter part of it being something you fund rather than buy would likely throw a bigger wrench in the entire issue than whether it's material or not, because I'm pretty sure that wouldn't matter.

In any case, I also didn't want this to turn into a massive back and forth legal debate.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
59. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 14:18 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:55:
Cutter never, ever is right about what is illegal. He's always convinced something is fraud when there's zero evidence.

I doubt you'd get anywhere with a Fraud suit, because you'd have to prove that Frontier did this maliciously and with intent to deceive, which I seriously doubt they did.

But a Breach of Warranty claim could perhaps be upheld.

According to the law

(1) Express warranties by the seller are created as follows:

(a) Any affirmation of fact or promise made by the seller to the buyer which relates to the goods and becomes part of the basis of the bargain creates an express warranty that the goods shall conform to the affirmation or promise.
(b) Any description of the goods which is made part of the basis of the bargain creates an express warranty that the goods shall conform to the description.


Now, that's if Frontier was here in the US, but they aren't, and I have no idea how that holds across the pond. If they had been here in the US, you could probably hang a Breach of Warranty claim on them and their lawyer would very likely advise them to just refund your money.

(I have no idea whether the Kickstarter part of the story would make any difference. That'd really be up to a court to decide.)
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
114. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 13:53 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:21:
The moment I knew it was time to quit and wait for patches was when my 2H Rogue used their leap slash move and jumped right past the enemy, doing no damage. Cause wtf's a lock-on? As an in-universe explanation I think my character has double vision.

For fuck's sake, Laidlaw... "We spent a lot of time on the PC UI!" Lying sack of turdwaffles.


Thanks for the archer update, Verno. May do that as my next character then, because I do love the rogues. (though I doubt there's any stealing anything this time around? I LOVE the Rogue-only mission in DA:O )
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
50. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 13:51 Creston
 
NetHead wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:48:
I think it would be quite ironic and somewhat fitting if the jilted backers DDOS the hell out of this.

All that does is fuck over legitimate customers. It's not going to make Braben lie awake at night.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2014, 12:59 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:11:
Time to retire my Antec 900 after many years of admirable (if dusty) service. The winner is... the CM Storm Stryker!

Oooh, fancy. A bit too fancy for me, but it looks nice.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 20, 2014, 12:57 Creston
 
$125,000 per shared MP3 is perfectly reasonable, however.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's "Biggest Entertainment Launch"; Series Tops $10B
13. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's Nov 20, 2014, 12:54 Creston
 
Behold! The field in which we grow our fucks!

Thou shalt notice it is barren.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
111. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 12:53 Creston
 
Yep, and it's 100% true.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
27. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 12:48 Creston
 
walrus1 wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:04:
Thank god for credit card charge backs. Item not as described? Seller refusing refund? Charge back!

Isn't there a time limit on that? I doubt you can charge back something you "bought" almost two years ago?
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
22. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 12:39 Creston
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 09:53:
Even though I don't like these offline-scraping news, at this point they've put themselves against a wall. They can't really refund the people who have played already or massive amounts of customers are just gonna ask for a refund to their overpriced alpha/beta purchase and get the much cheaper release version in a few weeks.

That's actually a very good point.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
109. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 12:36 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:03:
"Player experience is a top priority for us."

Hahahaha, right. That explains the god-awful PC UI...

We'll see if they fix anything. I'm not holding my breath, but fortunately I've gotten used to the UI enough that I can play without it bothering me too much.

I'll never play a warrior in DA:I, though. That's the kind of stupid aggravation I can do without. Sadly, that means I'll never play a dual-wield rogue either, and that's my second-favorite class
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
108. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 12:31 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 08:34:
- Bound control (pause) to mouse 4 using my mouse software, game doesnt support binding these buttons in 2014 (lol?)

But...but...but... CONTROLLERS!

- Swapped mouse buttons option (left to select, right to attack) thanks Creston this helped a lot. Unfortunately you also have to use left for camera control at that point so the RMB is useless

No worries. I tried it myself, but having to relearn to pan the camera with left mouse instead of right mouse just got so annoying that I gave up and switched it back. For targeting I just cycle through "T" until I have the critter I want. Most of the time I'm AoE bombing anyway, so it doesn't really matter too much.

- Ditched my melee character and made a ranged rogue instead, way less aggravating due to the interface

Yeah I can't even imagine melee with this... How is archery, btw? Any good, or still pisspoor as it was in DA:O?

- Bound autorun to mouse 5 so I don't have to hold W the entire time

The fact they added this almost makes me forgive everything else. autorun is the thing I use the most in Skyrim, and having it here is such a blessing.


- Let users unbind the mouse button attack shit, I can't count the number times last night I went to adjust the camera and instead attacked a fucking door or something

LOL. It looks so stupid too, you're standing in the smithy and want to modify your armor, and instead I pull out my staff and launch four firebolts into the damn table. And all the NPCs are just stoically ignoring me. It would have been funnier if they all ran screaming from the lunatic inquisitor.

- Hire just one person to do a PC specific UI in the future. Seriously please. The inventory screens and etc are ridiculous.

But...but...but... CONTROLLERS!


Bioware really did good this time in everything else.

Yeah I think the game is awesome. Was going to go on with the main story, but had too much fun just running around the Hinterlands. Only thing I'm worried about is that these zones are so fucking huge (seriously, the Hinterlands alone feels like running from Riften to Whiterun) that seeing Yet Another Zone is going to get boring by #3, much less #12....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2014, 23:13 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 20:39:
fyi guys, ati released DA:I optimized beta drivers yesterday. had a bitch of a time installing them on my vista machine, but they do seem to maintain better and smoother fps than my old drivers.

Cool. The new Nvidia drivers made literally no difference for me. Not even a tenth of a frame better in the benchmark.
 
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers
23. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 19, 2014, 23:10 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 21:19:
Creston wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 19:43:
These numbers seem odd. If they had 7.4 million subscribers recently, 3.3 million people bought Draenor, and now they passed 10 million subscribers, in essence they're saying that the large majority of people who bought Draenor were no longer subscribing, and only a small portion of the existing subscriber base bought it?

These numbers are as of Nov 13th. China didn't get the expansion until the 18th. So there are quite a few copies of WoD not accounted for in that 3.3 million.

I guess that makes sense, if they're mixing numbers from separate dates. It does say sold in the first 24 hours, but I guess the subscriber numbers are presumably of today.
 
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers
2. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 19, 2014, 19:43 Creston
 
These numbers seem odd. If they had 7.4 million subscribers recently, 3.3 million people bought Draenor, and now they passed 10 million subscribers, in essence they're saying that the large majority of people who bought Draenor were no longer subscribing, and only a small portion of the existing subscriber base bought it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2014, 16:37 Creston
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 16:06:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 15:16:
Or maybe not. It's not uncommon to find massive sales on vehicles during November and December. There's that old adage of correlation is not causation.

Eh. You might be right. Google fact checking seems to suggest there is no clear causation or even really a spike right now.

Fair enough, C&D does have a different take on it. (which I hadn't seen.)
 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini 2 Patch Adds Missions
6. Re: Starpoint Gemini 2 Patch Adds Missions Nov 19, 2014, 16:32 Creston
 
netrace wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 15:20:
Keep it on your list for later. Well worth it in my opinion, and they're supposed to keep adding to it.

I will
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2014, 15:20 Creston
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 14:01:
Creston wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 13:11:
Sales of SUVs and trucks have soared since gas dipped below $3/G a month or so ago. Long term thinking is the not the American citizen's forte.

I own a truck and drive it daily to and from work on a 108 mile round trip commute. You don't buy a full sized truck, or by an extension, an SUV if you're worried about gas mileage or can't afford the gas.

I don't, no. You don't either. Most of America? Yeah, probably. How else do you explain that SUV and Truck sales go up/soar when gas prices go down? This isn't the first time it's happened, it happened the last time, eight or so years ago when oil dropped back down to 30 bucks and gas went back down to like a buck fifty. SUVs and trucks were FLYING off the lots. Car dealers couldn't keep them in stock. Gas prices go back up, sales of SUVs and trucks went back down.

Gas prices go down, sales go back up. If you want to say it's not because of gas prices, shrug, fine, I don't care.

The avg American is dirt fucking stupid.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
98. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age Inquisition Nov 19, 2014, 15:09 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 15:07:
Back on the scripts, is it possible they are doing something like as you level they give you more access to add scripts?

I strongly doubt it... There doesn't really even seem to be any room in the screen for it, and I've seen no mention of a functionality like that in all the reviews I've read.
 
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