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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Livestream Tomorrow
1. Re: Sword Coast Legends Livestream Tomorrow Mar 18, 2015, 20:03 HorrorScope
 
Man that game looks damn promising to. Getting to a point of too much that I can't decide what to do next.  
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News Comments > Steam EU Refunds Now Available [Updated]
50. Re: Steam EU Refunds Now Available [Updated] Mar 18, 2015, 19:24 HorrorScope
 
Kajetan wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 19:00:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 18:06:
I can tell you devs where not happy as most computer clubs turned into "disk copying" clubs.
Yes, the poor, poor gaming industry. Barely managed to survive with their yearly two digit growth rates and record profits, until they became bigger than the music industry. Oh, how they suffered!

There was suffering on the PC side of it (Atari/Apple/Commodore/Amiga/PC), on the console high-end there weren't disk copying parties, it was cartridge based.

That was when I was in the game and it was an issue, but it was a small market, small teams and a very modest sales were still ok'ish. But don't for a second think that wasn't a problem, it was huge.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 18, 2015, 18:43 HorrorScope
 
I would have loved Google glass, the problem I saw was the fucking $1500 price point. For a bill or maybe two, yes. IMO they never really even tested if there was a standard consumer market. This stupid concern grew where people where scared to be recorded, as though they aren't already, like what is all these smart phones in the air doing, screenshots and movies? Hell the fuck ello? But ok, take it off in some places, but in many other places it would have been cool to record while you trot around. They were not intrusive imo.  
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News Comments > Steam EU Refunds Now Available [Updated]
48. Re: Steam EU Refunds Now Available [Updated] Mar 18, 2015, 18:06 HorrorScope
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 17:38:
I hate the direction gaming took and anyone who likes it is retarded or unaware of gamings amazingly open past.

I go all the way back to day one. The only open past was because they didn't know how to close it, they still struggle today. I can tell you devs where not happy as most computer clubs turned into "disk copying" clubs.
 
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News Comments > Steam EU Refunds Now Available [Updated]
46. Re: Steam EU Refunds Now Available [Updated] Mar 18, 2015, 17:15 HorrorScope
 
Common Sense Return time <1 hour game time. If you are having stability problems or something is just very off for you, put in checkbox2 for a no-hassel refund, think Amazon quality. Right there customer service scores would go up a lot. So if they are really concerned about that... start there.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
53. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 18, 2015, 17:13 HorrorScope
 
Axis wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 16:22:
I've always been a huge fan of in-depth mechanics for my rpg turn/pause based games -- the closer they were to ADnD, the more I enjoyed them for the most part. Since DnD set the standard, it's better to go with what the majority already are familiar with then "redesign the wheel". DDO is really the only good DnD game out there, I still fire it up once in awhile.

I'm pretty open minded regardless, but gameplay has to be solid.

As for combat timers, I use cheatengine's speedhack on D:OS, I have absolutely no patience these days, so I always speed up the running, cutscenes, etc on games I can use it on.


Same with Cheatengine to speed up TB, but really that should be part of the options in game with any TB. Great I'll go normal speed for a while, but once I got it down and seen all there is to see, now I want to work fast. It is imo a big part of moving TB forward, quick efficient interfaces.

And right on with DnD but you know that is a large barrier for many.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
51. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 18, 2015, 15:56 HorrorScope
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 14:02:
I'm pretty sure it has to do with patience and the degree of how much you care. I understand the concept of requirements to ware certain armors or use certain spells, but -- while I cannot remember the details -- if I remember correctly in those games it wasn't just Strength or Intel but a whole bunch of other shit that wouldn't make sense to anyone who hadn't sat on a D&D table or devoured the manual.

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That is what I'm hoping is improved upon, I'm almost certain they will be since those things were from a bygone era and pc gaming has evolved.

I should start asking questions about the game, like:
Is there scripting for your NPC's on your team like BG?
What type of auto-pause options are there?
Are there combat speed sliders? (D:OS need that desperately)

This is part of why I'm not a K-razy Pause Based system player. If your game has pause base, then you need to know about these things, because they are tremendous aids for control and not being a total burden. It is about managing a fight. Or do you say F it, play on easy and just play the game in pure real-time? Now that is one reason I like Pause, you basically can have two different combat engines, one pure real, the other pause tactics throughout.

FWIW back in DDO. I swear that is the only MMO that can do it for me, but right back to a large learning curve which I'm pretty much past, but I always think "Man how many people just quit it because of all these rules to understand?". They could make a DDO 2 and just make a lot of the rules systems much more common and not touch the rest, well and have another large expansion added. The dungeons/interactivity is the special sauce for this game, and a nice slice of unique character builds.

But mechanics and number crunching in this game, it takes some time and for a newbie, real patience.
 
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News Comments > Steam EU Refunds Now Available [Updated]
27. Re: Steam EU Refunds Now Available Mar 18, 2015, 11:24 HorrorScope
 
nin wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 11:03:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 10:57:
I don't understand how Origin/EA can offer refunds for 24hrs but Steam can not.

Because "can't" and "won't" are totally different things.


Goes back to Steam Support... Wow, EA has something better than Steam. To me that should be embarrassing enough to make it "all hands on deck!".
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
47. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 18, 2015, 11:14 HorrorScope
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 10:48:

It's not like I was starting a debate here, so don't pretend I did.

Anyway, good to know. I'll give it a try anyway because it does look good! I'll just keep my expectations realistically low for a gamer like meself.

I hear yah!

Lets take the two ends BG and D:OS. with the 3 main attributes:

Strengths BG
Characters
Branching Story

D:OS
Combat

Will PoEt blend them all together? I guess it will do combat better than BG, I'm assuming a much cleaner system to read/understand, to know how to build better, use equipment better, to me that seems like perhaps the issue you had with BG/IWD.

As for character and branching story, it seems to be there as well or better than BG.

I also have a feeling D:OS has heard and realizes its shortfalls and expect greatly improved dialog the next time around.

So as of next week, I suspect PoEt to rate the highest to date when averaging those categories.
 
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News Comments > TITAN X Available
13. Re: TITAN X Available Mar 17, 2015, 21:28 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 21:17:
and with double the memory

Really? Or is it "double" the memory?

"Double the Memory*"

*Almost.

 
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News Comments > TITAN X Available
11. Re: TITAN X Available Mar 17, 2015, 20:55 HorrorScope
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 20:47:
If there's any truth to the 390X rumors that show 8GBs of superfast HBM; well, this Titan may well be the circus midget on the day the 390X ships...;) But who really knows what AMD will ship at this point--I certainly don't, but it's for sure I won't be buying anything else until I see what the 390X is all about...! As this Titan from nVidia is no bargain *choke* anyone who takes the plunge befire the competition announces is likely to be sorry he didn't wait.

Well one thing AMD can't be is a NVidia card. Like they can't be Intel either.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion Revealed
22. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion Revealed Mar 17, 2015, 20:54 HorrorScope
 
Yeah, watching a bit more, looking forward to the 27th. +1 day just to make sure there isn't something crippling.  
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News Comments > TITAN X Available
9. Re: TITAN X Available Mar 17, 2015, 20:46 HorrorScope
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 20:41:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 20:32:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 20:13:
I wonder how many of these will you need to run the Valve VR headset.

I know you are kidding, but that will be able to handle a 1440P headset with no problem and Valves isn't 1440P. For some reason I feel this is a better built card than its predecessor and could see owning one (though I almost assuredly wont), I would have never owned the original titan. If I had trice the disposable income I wouldn't think twice, there is totally a market there though and they should sell.
2x1080p displays that has to run 90-120fps each
The interview I've watched with one of the engineers said that you will need a pretty beefy pc to run the headset.
I still wouldn't buy the titan for that much money though

They aren't full 1080P displays, pixel count is closer to 1080P vs 1440P. Yeah I thought the same at first, was corrected here then did the math. The Titan will do it and when they bench anymore it is mostly ultra, which we know there is usually a setting or two we can sacrifice to get the frames up more.

I would buy it if it was truly needed and VR was the shit.
 
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News Comments > TITAN X Available
6. Re: TITAN X Available Mar 17, 2015, 20:32 HorrorScope
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 20:13:
I wonder how many of these will you need to run the Valve VR headset.

I know you are kidding, but that will be able to handle a 1440P headset with no problem and Valves isn't 1440P. For some reason I feel this is a better built card than its predecessor and could see owning one (though I almost assuredly wont), I would have never owned the original titan. If I had trice the disposable income I wouldn't think twice, there is totally a market there though and they should sell.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End
32. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Mar 17, 2015, 15:29 HorrorScope
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 15:07:
I'm hoping that SC launching this way, Buy to Play, no sub fees, is going to help it grow a lot.

It better as that was what was promised.

But a new title doing this SC vs a mature one EOS is very different, well to me. Unless they drop the retail greatly, I don't get where many people are now ready to plop a good amount down if they haven't in the past.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End
31. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End Mar 17, 2015, 15:21 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 12:30:
You really cant be serious about Star Wars doing it right. Have you played that game since its been free? There is nothing about that game that's free.

Sorry, but you chose a poor choice of MMO's to try and compare this game to.

My point is since it is a mature mmo like ESO, the FTP part was the part where I'd at least give it a chance. As said, check it out.

What market is out there now to still have to pay an initial pretty penny to see if you like it? 12?

It would have been fine going Pay Once Guild Wars 2 when new, but it isn't new. The shiny and interest is way gone.

Now back to Star Wars I played it for one month when it went free, paid one month sub, I didn't feel too much walled in doing that. FTP allowed me to tryin, sub allowed me not to feel not being raked too bad. As for inventory slots or like that, that is a common $5-$10 charge in any FTP. I was sorta fun for a bit. I don't want to act like I now all that much of the game, but being free upfront made me curious, that was the point I was after, this with EOS does ZERO for me trying, point, whole point and nothing but the point!
 
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News Comments > Joe Montana Football 16 Revealed
7. Re: Joe Montana Football 16 Revealed Mar 17, 2015, 12:19 HorrorScope
 
Oh wow, pc! Been waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion Revealed
7. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion Revealed Mar 17, 2015, 12:17 HorrorScope
 
Well they nabbed the BG look and feel.

The story book looks cool.

The pause and command model, while not my fav, if all else is good, look forward to this one quite a bit.

What an amazing comeback for this style of game play in general. Obviously the developers (not the publishers) want to make games like this. Somewhere around 2000, the devs were duped into these huge conglomerates and then forced to make what market study shows. They've had enough and now we get a lot more games like how they were made in the 90's. Hooray.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End
14. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End Mar 17, 2015, 12:12 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 10:54:
As usual, I see the hate is never ending at Blues.

You all seriously have no clue just how good this game really is.

Well it goes down the more standard path of a MMO, so it can only be so good.

Same exact boat as Axis and I'm not paying $60 now to find out what I felt for free in beta.

But what are we to do? Time. Wasn't the last patch or two some major reworking of a lot of the game skills/mechanics? I can't keep up. But if it was, I guess they weren't happy with the systems either, so if they aren't happy I guess they are hater of their own game.

I know I didn't get it for one reason at purchase, team quest phasing, first online game I've had with that, if you create a party, you have to make it so the party is always together and not become invisible while being right next to you. It was weird and imo all kinds of wrong.

Beyond that, it was move from one pasture to another and fight mobs sitting there waiting for someone to come play and you'd always win... next pasture. Sure there are other parts, but that like most mmo's is the main meat for PvE, boring as all fuck.

What I've found over the years, after 10 patches, thousands of patch line descriptions to any mmo, the game is still amazingly extremely similar. So if you aren't a fan at first, almost always going back changes nothing after years of updates.

Star Wars is doing it right. FTP with Sub. There is no way I'm paying $60 at this point, way too late for that. For me I need to get in for free to see if it has changed enough, then I'd have zero problem paying a sub for a mmo, cheap ass gaming.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
26. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 16, 2015, 17:03 HorrorScope
 
Julio wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 16:25:
Just off the top of my head I'd put Dead State, D:OS, and Wasteland 2 over it. And there's probably more if I really put some effort into it.

Right, but unless one of those games goes Minecraft, there is no chance games like that can win these things. There are many indy games that just delight me as well or more than the big dogs.
 
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