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Nickname Sepharo
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Description I like games... Hi.
Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2014, 02:17 Sepharo
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 01:04:
One thing I'm curious about. I've not played Minecraft myself but I think I read somewhere that either the client or server (or possibly both) had to phone home before it would start. Baring the existence of a hacked server I imagine this would make it easy for Notch to enforce the "new" rules on server admins. If they didn't comply the server simply would not start. Anyone know if this is the case?

Yeah it's the same situation for almost all private servers. There is an authentication server to hit first before connecting to the private server. With Valve servers it used to be WON and when that went down because of switching over to Steam a lot of unofficial stuff got cut off and people were ticked for a bit.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jun 21, 2014, 21:14 Sepharo
 
PC gamers should be rejoicing over Notch's stand on this. Nobody wants to get nickle and dimed or deal with P2W scenarios. This is all he wanted to address, you can still sell cosmetic non-game affecting items.

Right when the scandal was hitting I joined some of the popular networks since I hadn't experienced it before. You enter the spawn and it's signs and colorful chat bombarding you everywhere listing your limited rights and prices for everything under the sun. Really off putting.
 
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News Comments > EA on "Unacceptable" BF4 Launch
32. Re: EA on Jun 21, 2014, 00:20 Sepharo
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 00:17:
The REALLY sad part is that they are going to make a Star Wars Battlefront game. I will buy that (sorry but the concept is too juicy to pass up), but at the same time I'll have a taxi ready to take me to the Battered Gamers of EA/Dice Center.

Imagine the money to be made on 3 Battlefronts per each new film for a total of 9. Gotta do it right though for continued sales.
 
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News Comments > Play PC Titanfall for Free
47. Re: Play PC Titanfall for Free Jun 20, 2014, 22:15 Sepharo
 
peteham wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 14:21:
A major gripe I have with these new games, is matchmaking causing a complete lack of community. Back in the day with dedicated servers, even though they'd be empty half the day, you'd eventually get to know the people you played with. In a game like Titanfall, while finding full games is as easy as pressing the PLAY button, there's just an endless stream of random faces to play, which gets boring for me fast. I suppose if you get really into it you could join the competition scene (which I assume exists in some form) but I was never *that* into it.

Yes this is a major problem with all new MP FPS. I'd be playing Titanfall all day long if I had a steady dedicated server where I could get to know the players and community.
 
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News Comments > Play PC Titanfall for Free
46. Re: Play PC Titanfall for Free Jun 20, 2014, 22:13 Sepharo
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 10:21:
Whatever happened to all the posts proclaiming TitanFall as the greatest FPS ever created? Anecdotal, yes, but I don't know a single person that is still playing more than a match or two a week.

I don't really play it too much (don't really play anything too much) but I still think in terms of game play and level design it is the best MP FPS presently.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 10, 2014, 00:01 Sepharo
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 00:00:
GTA 5 was just announced for PC https://www.facebook.com/rockstargames?fref=nf

Kind of surprised how pumped I am to buy a game for a 2nd time.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs
16. Re: Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs Jun 9, 2014, 00:45 Sepharo
 
FPS communities (mostly in the past I guess save CS and a few others) are able to survive on donations that don't correlate to anything in the game. People make new maps, new mods, new skins, etc and they don't charge for them.  
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News Comments > Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs
6. Re: Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs Jun 8, 2014, 15:07 Sepharo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 8, 2014, 15:02:
Love how they can change the EULA mid-stream. When does Grandfathering kick in on things like this? Not that I'm pro-ptw Minecraft, but I'm also not a fan on rule changes on people that bought in under different rules.

The EULA changed two years ago in March 2012 to disallow selling of mods and in-game perks. They just hadn't enforced it until now. It's actually been made more flexible recently but with the caveat that it will now be enforced.

I was linked a video yesterday made by an owner of one of these large communities that will be effected. It was supposed to bring me to their side and against this move by Mojang but it only turned me even further away when I learned that this guy was making his living off of running that community and that he sold "ranks" in his server for hundreds of dollars, and gave an example of another community where the top rank costs $1000. That's insane, fuck those guys. This is the P2W shit people bitch about all the time here but even worse because it's not even the game developer/publisher making the money it's some dude running a server.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs
2. Re: Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs Jun 8, 2014, 13:49 Sepharo
 
Same as any other game.  
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News Comments > Stardock Working on Eight Games
9. Re: Stardock Working on Eight Games Jun 6, 2014, 22:40 Sepharo
 
Maybe some sentences should have been reordered then.

"In 2011, Stardock sold its digital distribution platform (branded ImpulseŽ at the time) to GameStop. We
took that capital and invested it in a Strategic Investment Fund. We have used that capital to help launch a number of new start-ups across several different industries. As a result, we currently have eight games
in development (only two of which, Galactic Civilizations III and Offworld Trading Company have been
announced."

 
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News Comments > Stardock Working on Eight Games
7. Re: Stardock Working on Eight Games Jun 6, 2014, 02:45 Sepharo
 
I bet they did something like Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight and have 6 small games or so being worked on by 2-3 people and then there are 2 large games. Or maybe large DLC is being counted as separate games.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jun 4, 2014, 22:37 Sepharo
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 06:59:
Softball is seven innings.

Today I learned...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jun 4, 2014, 01:12 Sepharo
 
Can't be considered a walk-off because it was in the 7th. Right?

Also as someone pointed out in the comments, they played and won 5 straight games that day.

http://www.mhsa.org/Softball/Brackets/2013-14_AA_StateSoftballBracket.pdf

Lost in the first round on Thursday. Started working their way up the losers bracket Friday morning. By Friday afternoon they had beat 3 other losers, and then had to play 2 games against the team that originally beat them in the first round.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jun 3, 2014, 22:13 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 20:48:
Is that a rule in the pros? Strike out on 3 but if the catcher drops the ball, you can run anyway?

Yep.
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X Announced
16. Re: Op Ed Jun 3, 2014, 03:52 Sepharo
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 03:47:
Mk10? Wow. The last one I played was Mk4, and that sucked balls. Mk3 was the best of the lot.

I would've agreed until playing MK9.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2014, 00:54 Sepharo
 
Always just "Summer Camp" if not part of scouts here in Michigan, well Metro Detroit at least.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
46. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 1, 2014, 06:12 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 04:52:
If you really were one, you'd be keeping a log, and be able to answer immediately when someone asked you. See how easy that is? And how wrong?

Hah, bad example to pick. If he has records access he can do a pretty simple query to figure that out, and what he did on the calls, and at what times. And if you want to get crazy you could even know how many miles the car he took had on it and the equipment loaded into it. Who dispatched the call, the caller's name and address
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2014, 22:43 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on May 30, 2014, 15:14:
In America people are accustomed to cheap, fast, and easy and that's how most of them want it. It never ceases to amaze me everytime I'm in the US how cheap junk/fast food is, and how available it is. We have McDs, Burger King, and a few other very minor chains. I go to the US and I'm seeing McDs, BK, Carls, Sonic, White Castle, Jack, KFC, Pizza Hut, and a slew more I'm forgetting as well as the regional chains.

Sorry to pick out just one thing, but this idea that Canada has less fast food and the implication that Canadians don't want things cheap, fast, and easy is pretty silly.

Canada has plenty of fast food chains. Yes it has fewer overall than the U.S., but not so few that it could be described as McD's, BK, and a few other very minor chains. Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, Subway... a few other minors one yeah, like Carl's Jr. and Tim Hortons. And here's some more in this incomplete list.

It's regional just like the US. I can easily name 10 of them that aren't in Michigan, and yet I know their names despite never having eaten there.
 
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News Comments > 75 New Steam Greenlights
5. Re: 75 New Steam Greenlights May 28, 2014, 22:17 Sepharo
 
Wallshadows wrote on May 28, 2014, 19:41:
Taking bets on how many will be redacted due to false advertising by the developer.

1 to none.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2014, 21:58 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on May 27, 2014, 09:26:
Sepharo wrote on May 26, 2014, 23:30:
Blue might as well wait it out at this point. Phones with bigger screens and better resolution don't really need specially formatted mobile sites anymore. I find myself more often than not searching for the Desktop link because I find mobile versions of sites to usually be very lacking or non-intuitive.

Eh I don't know, This site looks pretty awful on my phone which has a huge screen and a decent resolution. All of the zooming and etc required is almost comical, I basically just give up and look at other places. It's fine on a tablet but that's a whole different ballpark. I don't see phones getting 10" screens any time soon so I think its a worthwhile investment. As JD pointed out, its probably a better idea to update the site in general for readability on more devices. This sort of thing will start to affect page rank and ad revenue eventually. Blue has been updating the site by hand using Frontpage 2000 and the base its built on is like 20 years old. It's easier said than done but the site really needs an update in general, the actual layout can be preserved anyway.

Hmm my phone is nothing amazing, it's a 3 year old Droid Bionic with these display stats: 4.3-inch 960 × 540 px qHD at 256 ppi. I turn it sideways, double tap the text and everything is very nice and comfortable. I read Blues just about every day while I wait in line for lunch or waste time at work like waiting on something on my PC that can't be interrupted/multitasked.

edit: Here's a screenshot. I suppose I do have to nudge slightly over to read the quoted bits but it's not a big deal. If I manually adjusted the zoom it would be even better but this is just the quick and easy double tap. And you see my display stats, they're quite a bit under what's more commonly offered nowadays (or at least what I would get).

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