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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion
24. Re: Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion Dec 19, 2014, 04:45 Ventura
 
So, that'd be approximately 1 billion, 930 million dollars to go, then?

Upkeep? Somehow I think he'll be fine.
 
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News Comments > SimCity 2000 Free on Origin
7. Re: SimCity 2000 Free on Origin Dec 10, 2014, 04:28 Ventura
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 10, 2014, 04:10:
Maaybe one day when they release that must have killer game that I must, must have.

This is basically where I'm at. Free or otherwise, nothing in their entire catalog could make me want to re-install Origin, least of all, a SimCity game that's pushing 20 years old.
 
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News Comments > No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe
93. Re: No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe Dec 10, 2014, 04:17 Ventura
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 21:20:
Even the ones that were crying the loudest about the switch to online only have since gone with the flow and have accepted the change.

And don't you let the 103-page thread over in the official support forums from people requesting refunds dare convince you of otherwise.

DangerDog wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 21:20:
Being such a niche market segment I don't think they can afford to give the game away for free which is what they would have done with an offline version.

Evidently those of us that ponied up good money for that offline version didn't feel the same way.
 
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News Comments > No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe
77. Re: No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe Dec 9, 2014, 17:25 Ventura
 
Slick wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 15:43:
hoo boy that online tho! i want single player so that i have LESS than a 1 in 4 million chance to see anyone.

I like how everyone else kinda moved on and somewhat let it go, but no, not you.

Incidentally, I would wager that, for most, offline mode was more about not having the internet at all than it was about having it but not wanting to play with other people. Although, to be frank, the fact that you're somewhat condescending really doesn't help you pushing that multiplayer perspective; I mean, were I presenting a case for single player, I think I'd pony you up as Exhibit A, and rest my case.

Sorry, though, for raining on your parade once again.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
23. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 22, 2014, 07:17 Ventura
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 06:06:
it was never stated there would be offline play.

Wrong. They said specifically that it would when asked about it, and more than once, too. Here's one such example for you, taken from the Kickstarter's comments section, but there are others out there from reddit and the like.

This comment was edited on Nov 22, 2014, 07:26.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
20. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 22, 2014, 05:09 Ventura
 
harlock wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 23:22:
yeh its amazing.. its the most exciting thing ive ever seen in my life

walrus1 wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 00:33:
Woah! This really is getting better and better all the time!

Sarcastic fuckers

Granted, I probably should have worded my post differently. Just kinda amusing them getting annoyed at all the negativity over there, like as if deceiving customers was ever going to provoke a positive response.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
15. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 21, 2014, 23:03 Ventura
 
The second thread on the official forum has just been closed, because the moderator didn't appreciate the level of conversation that was taking place.

So you deceive your customers, deny refunds to those that paid more to play early, and then reprimand them for not meeting a level of conduct that is deemed appropriate.

This just gets better and better.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
150. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 21, 2014, 06:05 Ventura
 
bigspender wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 20:58:
i have obviouosly missed something here - people are freaking out because the game has single player that will occasionally sync with an online world to keep it dynamic?

Occasionally sync? Man, if you're going to post about the topic, at least do your homework.

What the new Elite's solo mode is closer to is basically playing WoW but being able to turn all other players off in the options. There's nothing "occasionally" about it, every time you so much as let a fart rip in your craft, the game phones home to tell the server.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
310. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 20, 2014, 03:51 Ventura
 
Slick wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 17:28:
#1 the only people not getting refunds are the people who have been PLAYING the game already.

And... paying more for the privilege, let's not forget that. I don't know, what were they expecting us to do, pony up more for beta but NOT play it? Huh?

Sorry, don't mind me, it just doesn't make a whole lot of fucking sense, that's all. But hey, way to go after your more loyal customers there, guys, let's just call it the frontier thing to do from now on.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
292. Re: Into the Black Nov 18, 2014, 17:20 Ventura
 
Slick wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 09:09:
nothing has changed! the only thing that's different is you have to login to play

You know, putting those two sentences right next to each other really didn't help your case at all.

Slick wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 09:09:
as for buddy who's visiting his relative on a farm in the sticks, and who doesn't want to "ask to borrow his internet" then what exactly is your issue then? too polite to not be mad at something which really isn't an issue for %99 of people %99 of the time.

I like how, rather than just admit that your question has been successfully answered, you just proceed to somewhat move the goalposts a little. Because...

Slick wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:06:
Are YOU affected? do YOU lose anything by this decision?

So what's the problem? I told you how I was affected, that I'm not going to be able to play when I might potentially have wanted to. So what? Is the ability to admit that my concern may indeed be a legitimate one a little too above you?

The thing is - and, evidently, this doesn't apply to you - but some of us are actually mobile creatures, and you know, that sort of thing sometimes means going from somewhere we had the internet to somewhere we don't. I know, what a concept, right? Who'd have thought?
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
280. Re: Into the Black Nov 18, 2014, 06:15 Ventura
 
Slick wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 22:15:
it's 2014, if you don't have functional internet at the most basic level, then move.

How does having the most reliable internet at home help me if I'm not at home?

I'm going away at Christmas time, 400km's south of this capital city here in Western Australia, and my dad has spotty internet that he pays through the nose for because he lives in the sticks.

Now, maybe I was planning on playing a little ED while away, and maybe I wasn't, but I'm not about to ask him to borrow his internet, so either way, Frontier has effectively made my choice for me.

I'm not saying I wouldn't have bought the game even if offline had never been promised, but I do remember reading about it prior to my purchase, and you'd better believe its inclusion influenced my decision.

You can talk up the game only needing 52 bytes to get going all you like, but, pray tell, what does it do if it doesn't receive them?
 
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News Comments > The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All
3. Re: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All Jul 23, 2014, 18:13 Ventura
 
It's going to take more than fucking Sims 2 for me to want to reinstall Origin, rest assured of that one.  
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News Comments > Rebellion "Could" Return to AvP Series
9. Re: Rebellion Jul 11, 2014, 04:31 Ventura
 
Weren't Rebellion forced to rush that most recent AvP game of theirs?

I know it wasn't well received, but I quite liked it. I enjoyed playing as the Predator and the Marine, at any rate.

Long story short, I have played far worse games, and, to be honest, I would welcome another AvP title from them.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Into the Black Jun 25, 2014, 06:18 Ventura
 
I actually like the new Total Recall movie better than the old Schwarzenegger one.

There aren't many of you running around mate, that's for damn sure.

As for Predator, I'm all for more, regardless, cause they're just such a kickarse species. That said, I'd rather Aliens vs Predator, to be honest. That one's never been done right, not even close, and I think it's fair to say the potential's off the charts.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous E3 Trailer
53. Re: removed Jun 12, 2014, 09:14 Ventura
 
The final released version will be $50 I believe.

Standard beta, which gets you access to what they say is the final beta stage of development before release, is listed on their website at 50 pounds, and the release version is 35 pounds.

I could see me springing for that 50 pounds. 100 is just too much to drop right now, but there can be no denying how good this looks.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous E3 Trailer
50. Re: removed Jun 12, 2014, 06:59 Ventura
 
When this game drops to $50 or $60 or so, I'm so in. Elite was by far the best game on my old c64, and this looks very faithful to that.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Ditches Legendary Crafting Materials
21. Re: Diablo III Patch Ditches Legendary Crafting Materials Jun 11, 2014, 07:04 Ventura
 
Torment 4 grinder here, about 220 paragon levels in, my main is a Barbarian. I was firing it up daily until about half a week ago, when I just stopped playing, and I've had no urge to play since.

It's a good game, I'm just... over the grind. The game really doesn't have a whole lot of depth when you stop to think about it.
 
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News Comments > Infinity Ward and Neversoft Merging
4. Re: Infinity Ward and Neversoft Merging May 5, 2014, 17:51 Ventura
 
If there's money to be made, you can bet Bobby is on it. In no way out of the realm of possibility. Or at least DLC.

I'm not keen on the man, but I like it when you guys talk smack about him like as if he's the only one that cares about money in this world.

I mean, really, here on Earth, isn't that just a little... you know, par for the course?
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
66. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 04:32 Ventura
 
I suppose the moon landing was filmed in a studio and Al Qaeda didn't fly planes into the WTC.

And JFK was killed by one guy in that Texas book depository.

Oh, wait...
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
24. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 27, 2013, 17:22 Ventura
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 16:55:
This is where I'm at. Do I wait until I can get the whole package on the cheap or just grab the vanilla game now. Thing for me is, will I ever play the DLC. Hearthfire looks like something I'd use on my play through but the other two would probably never get used. This is what happened to me with FNV, waited until I got the whole thing on the cheap, sunk over a hundred hours into the vanilla game then stopped playing. Same with Oblivion and Fallout 3, by the time I was done with the vanilla games I was done... though TBH I did start one of the DLCs for FNV and it sucked.

Yeah I'd just grab vanilla mate. It's still plenty huge. To get far enough into the game that you're actually playing DLC content takes a good while, and most who would spend that much time playing the game will already have it.

As a disclaimer, however, if the world really sucks you in, you might come to regret not having also gotten the DLC. I picked up vanilla maybe 6 months ago, and poured 50 hours into the game (which is a lot, for me).

I haven't played in a couple of months now though, but I'll be honest; I do have Dragonborn on my wishlist. Just in case it ever drops enough to be too tempting to pass up.
 
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