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Real Name Werner Spahl   
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Signed On May 5, 2003, 10:38
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arsenal Modes Revealed
5. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arsenal Modes Revealed Sep 22, 2011, 14:04 Wesp5
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Sep 22, 2011, 12:54:
Like DOTA2? Team fortress 2? Portal? Portal 2? L4D? L4D2?

Q.E.D. All of these are just commercialised mods and demos. DOTA2 is based on the Warcraft mod DOTA. Team Fortress 2 is based on the HL mod Team Fortress. Portal is based on "Narbacular Drop" and Portal 2 adds elements from "Tag: The Power of Paint". L4D and L4D2 are based on the "Killing Floor" mod for Unreal. You see the scheme? No original content! Valve just takes a proven concept from a mod and commercialises it. It all started with CS and now they add elements of a new CS mod to their new version. Surprise...
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arsenal Modes Revealed
3. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arsenal Modes Revealed Sep 22, 2011, 12:13 Wesp5
 
So Valve found another mod crew to do the work for them. More time to make HL2:EP3, or just a cheap way to exploit amateurs while concentrating on making money with Steam? I'm really sick and tired of Valve commercialising mods instead of creating a new game!  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution "The Missing Link" DLC Next Month
33. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Sep 3, 2011, 16:20 Wesp5
 
Rockn-Roll wrote on Sep 3, 2011, 10:25:
But, it looks like they actually did make it, but instead of being in the original release they made it a DLC...in order to get more money from those players that like the game no doubt, but at least it is available.

Maybe they didn't get this part of the game finished, but honestly, this reeks like a "Let's look what we could cut from the game to make some extra cash as DLC." decision to me. DLCs after a game ends are mission packs, but in the middle? Very suspicious...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Interview
12. Re: Mass Effect 3 Interview Aug 31, 2011, 18:02 Wesp5
 
necrosis wrote on Aug 31, 2011, 08:46:
Patches = Fix something and add no content

I think I remember times before DLCs, when some patches actually did add content...
 
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News Comments > Valve on the Importance of Not Sucking
17. Re: Valve on the Importance of Not Sucking Aug 30, 2011, 03:20 Wesp5
 
entr0py wrote on Aug 30, 2011, 02:35:
If they're pretending not to think about how they'll make money off their games before they go on sale, that's ridiculous.

I agree. Newell comes across to me as the greatest hypocrit of the game industry with lines like the above, because all Valve is doing at the moment is cashing in on cheap franchise sequels and mods that they can easily commercialize instead of creating something unique themselves like HL2:EP3!
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced
75. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced Aug 13, 2011, 17:40 Wesp5
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 13, 2011, 04:24:
Episode 3 wouldn't exactly be new. It would be an expansion pack to HL2, just like Episodes 1 and 2 were.

An expansion still means new content and a new story that hasn't been done before.

I wouldn't exactly call TF2, Portal or L4D quick cash-ins either. In fact, those games were all much more innovative and new than any of the HL2 expansions.

Not in my opinion. TF2 is TF only with a new graphic style. The same goes for Portal 1 (Narbacular Drop), Portal 2 (Tag: The Power of Paint) and L4D (Killing Floor).
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced
63. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced Aug 13, 2011, 03:47 Wesp5
 
Sigh. Another cheap mod-to-game conversion to make some quick cash like with TF2, Portal1/2 and L4D1/2. When will Valve ever release something new again, like HL2 Episode 3? In my eyes, making games for fun is not the main center of Valve anymore now, it's just making games to keep Steam running and milking it. After BF3 and others left Steam, they probably thought it's time for their own military shooter...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Aug 9, 2011, 11:51 Wesp5
 
Valve did exactly the same when they forced all Counter-Strike players into Steam at the time. Without this move Steam wouldn't have been one bit as successfull, so it's only logical for the competitors to do the same!  
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News Comments > Sanctum Beta Tomorrow
1. Re: Sanctum Beta Tomorrow Mar 24, 2011, 04:06 Wesp5
 
I don't know anything about tower defense games but this reminds me of Unreal II where you had to set up a defensive perimeter in one level.  
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News Comments > English Precursors and Xenus 2 Released
22. Re: English Precursors and Xenus 2 Released Dec 26, 2010, 22:49 Wesp5
 
Bumpy wrote on Dec 26, 2010, 21:21:
Cheese wrote on Dec 26, 2010, 12:15:
only cut scenes are in english the rest of it is english text, with no voices at all.

Not so sure the Russian version had any more voice audio than this either though??

Of course the Russian version had full voice overs. I'm quite disappointed they dropped even those and I will very probably continue doing my own patches to fix bugs as well, hoping they will work on the "English" versions too ;)!
 
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News Comments > Freeware Battlestar Galactica Game Plans
24. Re: Freeware Battlestar Galactica Game Plans Nov 5, 2010, 05:40 Wesp5
 
As far as I know there is a Star Wars mod for FS2 in the works.

Also I recently rediscovered the Babylon 5 FS2 mod "The Babylon Project" which has been finished some time ago and is very playable. It has lots of great campaigns and missions, some straight out of the show! There is nothing that beats watching a Shadow battlecrab slice a Narn cruiser in half or flying Shadow or Vorlon bioships yourself :)!
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch
10. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch Sep 22, 2010, 06:51 Wesp5
 
Prez wrote on Sep 22, 2010, 00:11:
Is there any reason I wouldn't want the 'plus' patch over the standard?

No, unless you are a purist who wants to experience the game in the unfinished state it was released in.
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch
39. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch Jun 29, 2010, 07:33 Wesp5
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 29, 2010, 04:20:
Color me confused. Doesn't Bloodlines use the exact same system as DX? As in, the higher your gun skill, the faster your reticule contracts?

It does, but what is missing, is that weapons suddenly are able to do things that they couldn't before. Like in DX with high armed stats you could suddenly destroy cameras which makes no sense!

For people who played a pacifist, the game provides the most powerful melee weapon (Ra blade) and ranged weapon (flamethrower) for free near the end so nobody should give up in the combat intensive end game.

And whoever compared Bloodlines and it's brilliant voice acting to ME should look a bit closer at the faces. In ME there are no emotions transported during the dialogues at all which is done much better in Bloodlines.

Also the patch doesn't mostly fix patch problems, the game is so complex that some issues are still open today with no SDK available. I never get any crashes and for everyone wanting to stay close to the original game, the default version is the "basic" patch which does only bug fixes. The optional "plus" version tweaks stuff and adds new content.

For new quests try the Clan Quest Mod which adds new quests for each clan.
 
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News Comments > Deep Shadows Games Translated
9. Re: Deep Shadows Games Translated Jun 8, 2010, 03:30 Wesp5
 
White Gold is very similar to Boiling Point except with fewer bugs ;). Precursors though is a classic in my eyes that should have been released in the west. You can get both games on ebay...  
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News Comments > More on the Portal ARG
7. Re: More on the Portal ARG Mar 4, 2010, 07:00 Wesp5
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 3, 2010, 22:16:
I wouldn't be mad if Valve went through more of their games and changed things.

Please no! This would surely end up like George Lucas and Star Wars. In fact, HL2 and its episodes are already like the SW prequels to me when compared to the original HL or the original SW trilogy...
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch
10. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch Nov 17, 2009, 04:03 Wesp5
 
The mod community is just starting to wake up! It all began with Dheu's Companion mod adding companions to the game, then followed the Clan Quest Mod adding new quests and the Camarilla mod tweaking a lot of other stuff. There is also a mod in the works in which you play Antitribu clans...

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News Comments > Bloodlines Patch Plans
19. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 3, 2009, 09:20 Wesp5
 
For everyone interested, most missing quest sequences and items have already been restored in the versions up to 6.5. What I did for 6.6 was looking through all the game files for unused character textures and scenery models. So don't expect a lot of gameplay changes but rather more original Troika models and stuff to improve the atmosphere of this classic! As for why I do this, IMHO Bloodlines is one of the best games ever and fixing and restoring lost content is such a lot of fun :)!  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Interview
12. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Interview Jul 10, 2009, 07:17 Wesp5
 
Speaking of TF2, it should be mentioned that this was not actually as cheap as people imply here, because on first release you had to buy EP2 and Portal and possibly re-buy HL2 just to get it.

As for the interview itself, the following is strange, isn't it:

Strategy Informer: Can you elaborate on the post-launch DLC support you’ll be providing for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 then?

Doug Lombardi: For Left 4 Dead 2 we plan to carry on our history of putting new stuff out.

So no talk of DLC support for Left 4 Dead although specifically asked about it. Only talk of mods but that is community work and not Valve. Maybe he wouldn't want to lie once more to the fans ;)?
 
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News Comments > More DNF Media?
25. Re: More DNF Media? May 12, 2009, 07:23 Wesp5
 
"I'd laugh my ass off if the community got a hold of that game."

I would bet the community could fix that unfinished game up :)!
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch
2. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch Apr 23, 2009, 04:04 Wesp5
 
Not yet :)! I just managed to restore the fragmentation grenade in 6.1 and there is still the Dragon's Breath to do for the next patch! And people will surely still find bugs although I hope less and less.  
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