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News Comments > Homeworld HD/CE Survey
30. Re: Homeworld HD/CE Survey Dec 28, 2013, 08:10 Krovven
One thing I hope they would do to update Homeworld 1, is adopt the quick resource harvesting at the end of missions from Homeworld 2 so you aren't sitting there for 20min waiting to get all those resources.

On the flip side, in Homeworld 2, they would give you the resources remaining, but then auto-end the mission before you could rebuild your forces with those resources, sometimes sending you into the next mission and under attack immediately, but crippled from a lack of units.

Give me the resources AND let me end the mission myself when I'm good and ready.

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News Comments > Friday Consolidation
16. Re: R* Verified Jobs Dec 28, 2013, 04:26 Krovven
harlock wrote on Dec 28, 2013, 03:14:
Krovven wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 21:58:
For those that don't know...To sum up the issues,

yeh that all sounds pretty shitty

not really hopeful it will be fixed for PC either, but im still gonna get it anyways

It's definitely still worth it just for the single player. Easily got my $60 worth just from that. I have got a ton of value from Online as well, despite the problems. I'm lvl 121 or so and own most of what I want from playing legitimately. But most of that was from before they nerfed the payouts. It just sucks, cus I would go back to it if they could get their shit together with everything else.

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News Comments > On Sale
26. Re: On Sale Dec 28, 2013, 04:21 Krovven
You will want Brave New World too, but wait till that is cheaper than $15. It was $10 on Steam 6 days ago.

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News Comments > Friday Consolidation
14. Re: R* Verified Jobs Dec 27, 2013, 21:58 Krovven
Regarding your ill-gotten-gains, they just posted on the topic linked above (1hr ago as I type this) that they are working on a fix...

In regards to reports of hacking and cheating in Grand Theft Auto Online, we are working on a fix that will remove any GTA$ gained through these blatant exploits, as well as prevent this from happening in the future. We'll also be taking appropriate measures very soon to punish anyone that we've discovered manipulating GTA Online in this manner (as we've stated previously, players who have received large sums of GTA$ but not engaged in any game manipulating through exploits can rest assured knowing they have nothing to fear).

If you have been gifted a large sum of money or collected a large bounty and would like to have the money removed from your account immediately, you can submit a request to Rockstar Support to have your balance properly adjusted. Otherwise, the money you've been gifted will be removed once our upcoming fix is in place.

Furthermore, if you encounter someone that is taking advantage of exploits in your GTA Online session, you can alert us directly by using the in-game reporting functionality. In the Pause menu, under the Online tab, select Players and scroll to the offending player. From there, select Report and choose Exploits from the violation options. We appreciate the community's support and understanding as we work to address these issues and apologize for all inconvenience caused.

Rockstar Games

It's pretty sad that it has taken them 3 months to acknowledge this. I suspect, if it hadn't been for Kotaku and other gaming sites publicizing the issue that legit players may end up being banned, they would have continued to ignore the problems.

For those that don't know...To sum up the issues, people have found ways to cheat, getting them million/billions in cash. They have also found ways to gift players this money and setting bounties, exceeding both the maximum bounty amount of $9000 and the limitations in gifting cash to other players. You get the money whether you want it or not, you can't decline and you can't get rid of the money (aside from spending it). On top of this, players have found ways to get jets, tanks and other vehicles into their garages and insure them, which should not be possible. There are very simple to do invulnerability and invisibility well as several easily accessible map glitches providing invulnerability. They have nerfed the hell out of mission and job payouts for legit players, constantly made changes to the game that they don't list in the patch notes, listing things in the patch notes that don't go into the patches....the list of fuck ups goes on.

The outcry from their customers on the Support forums regarding the hacking and cheating has been going on since October, which they just ignored and deleted those posts. When I posted in response to their 1.05 patch that I was disappointed that they had done nothing to deal with the hacking and cheating, my post was deleted. Posting it again, they banned me (only recently being unbanned). Contacting support regarding this...they claimed they couldn't do anything as they did not have access to the support web forums. WTF?

Rockstar has shit the bed over and over with GTAO and I've basically lost all interest in logging on because of this.

Oh and of course there are the Heists as mentioned below. They advertised the inclusion of Heists as a major selling point, before GTA was even released. 3 months later and still no Heists. They fucked up the Beach Bum event on PS3, shut it down the next day claiming they would hold it another weekend specifically for PS3...which they still have not done.

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News Comments > Homeworld HD/CE Survey
22. Re: Homeworld HD/CE Survey Dec 27, 2013, 20:18 Krovven
I haven't re-read this article, but if I recall correctly, one of the biggest challenges in updating the code is reworking the game without OpenGL/D3D.

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News Comments > Homeworld HD/CE Survey
21. Re: Homeworld HD/CE Survey Dec 27, 2013, 20:10 Krovven
Yep, pretty lame survey. "Map of the Universe" - uhmm, that would be rather difficult, considering half the missions involve you going to unknown areas of space.

"Have you heard of Homeworld" - No option for yes, I've played them all and still own them all. Just "I've played one of the games".

It's like they think nobody knows about the games.

Not a single mention of multiplayer, which is troubling. One big thing for me would be if there was Steamworks MP, removing the old WON service that no longer works.

I'll be all over an HD re-release of Homeworld, even if it's just single player, for the right price. But I would hope that it includes Homeworld 1 & 2 with the expansions for each. Again, no mention of this. I honestly have no interest in a CE edition with an art book, etc.
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
19. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 27, 2013, 04:20 Krovven
InBlack wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 03:56:
Diablo3 was so dissapointing, it should be included on the 2013 list as well...

Diablo 3 was released in 2012...

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News Comments > L4D2 Still Free For Now
6. Re: L4D2 Still Free For Now Dec 27, 2013, 04:14 Krovven
InBlack wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 04:10:
Although I own L4D, and played quite a bit of it, I never got into the second game. It kind of felt like a ripoff to me. I think it was less than a year between the two games and a lot of people who switched later complained that the gameplay of L4D2 was not nearly as nuanced or balanced as the first game.

I hope they bring back some of the special feeling in the third game.

I don't know who told you the 2nd game was not balanced. As far as Versus goes, it's far more balanced with the introduction of the Spitter and Charger. This prevented survivors from just stacking into a corner and staying there to defend.

Nobody I know ever wanted to play L4D1 over L4D2 largely because of this. Left 4 Dead 1 doesn't even show up on the Steam Stats page...because everyone plays the better game...L4D2. L4D2 (prior to being released for Free) still averaged I think it was about 8k-10k concurrent players.
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News Comments > On Sale
35. Re: On Sale Dec 27, 2013, 00:09 Krovven
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 00:03:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 26, 2013, 23:46:
You know, I hear people talking about Spelunky all the time. I never owned a Nintendo, and don't really much like platformers. That being said, I am having fun with Rogue Legacy even though I'm not getting much further beyond the castle. Just wondering why people talk about it all the time, I guess, and if I'd like it.

Well it is randomly generated like RL, which is one of my GoTY, so you may like that aspect of it. It is a challenging game. I don't get very far, but I usually fall too far or forget about those damn poison darts..... Find the loot, find the girl, find the gold statue, get to the end in a certain amount of time. Don't die. Wash rinse repeat.

I have it on the Vita as well as PC. It is a nice break from everything else, and you can't beat the price.

I've got it on Vita as well and it is a fun game...but I suck so much, I can't get passed 1-3 without dying. Then I have to start over...

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News Comments > On Sale
17. Re: On Sale Dec 26, 2013, 18:46 Krovven
nin wrote on Dec 26, 2013, 17:05:
mag wrote on Dec 26, 2013, 17:04:
I really really want to play Anno 2070, but I refuse to buy games with crappy DRM. Sigh.

Thought it all got patched out, except for the uplay shit?

edit: Huh, I see Tages listed, but thought that was gone?

edit again: looks like it's still there

It is still there, but it was significantly changed way back in January 2012.


Post on Steam forums with activation details

You start off with three activations, in addition to the one you use up one in your initial installation. So technically an uninstalled copy of Anno has 4 activations.
Unlimited OS reinstalls
Unlimited GFX changes/installs
Unlimited RAM changes/installs
Upgrading a system
As you usually replace the CPU and an accompanying new architecture mobo, and maybe throw in a new SSD, all of this counts as one activation used up. The new GFX card and RAM is ignored.
Once you reach 0 activations, in 30 days you automatically get 1 more, each month until you reach 4 again.
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News Comments > Boxing Day Consolidation
7. Re: Boxing Day Consolidation Dec 26, 2013, 18:42 Krovven

Bioshock Infinite free for PS+ in January...among others.

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Free
64. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Free Dec 26, 2013, 14:16 Krovven
Quboid wrote on Dec 26, 2013, 13:03:
Creston wrote on Dec 26, 2013, 12:59:
What they should have done is give this away during the last 3 hours of the sale. Not right smack in the middle.

They should put the extra load on the servers when people are checking out the last deals and when people can't just drop back in later?

I was about to say the same thing. Having it at the end of the sale would make no sense.

Seriously the downtime was inconsequential to me. Good lord i wasnt able to buy anything for a few hours! It was fixed and back up before the set of Flash Sales had changed and the downtime didnt seem to effect the majority of folks from playing games. People also have another week to get their purchases in.

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Free
15. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Free Dec 25, 2013, 18:08 Krovven
Alamar wrote on Dec 25, 2013, 17:57:
I considered getting it a while back, but it looks mainly coop, and I didn't have anyone to play with...

Versus mode is the best part of L4D.

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News Comments > Hello Games Flooded
6. Re: Hello Games Flooded Dec 25, 2013, 17:40 Krovven
This game looks pretty cool!

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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Dec 25, 2013, 15:17 Krovven
The load on Steam has been fine until L4D2 being made free today.
Didn't even have a problem accessing Steam in the first hour of the first day of the sale.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
79. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 25, 2013, 03:18 Krovven
Jerykk, stop trying to tell me what I want.

You don't seem to want to comprehend one message to the next, so I'm not going to bother continuing to repeat myself. You are against a morality system, consequences for player actions and unwilling to listen to anything that involves ideas along those lines, that much is clear. So I'm wasting my time discussing it with you.

There are two things in life that prevent most humans from killing eachother and taking what they want. Morality and the consequences if caught. In games, these things to out the window. Most people will do whatever they can get away with because of this. I'm sorry this simple concept is lost on you.

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News Comments > Christmas Eve Consolidation
6. Re: Xim4 Dec 24, 2013, 15:26 Krovven
Snow in GTAO for just one day, being Xmas day? That's just lame. I think most people are going to be a little busy Xmas day. They could have at least done the snow for the week.

I won't get to see it, because the devs are stupid. Love the game, but they have done a piss poor job handling many things about GTAO.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
72. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 24, 2013, 06:37 Krovven
Jerykk wrote on Dec 24, 2013, 02:52:
So basically, you want an open-world, massively multiplayer co-op zombie survival game with no PvP. That could work, though I have to wonder how much threat zombies would pose in the long run.

Sigh, it's like talking to a brick wall. I've already said several times that I don't want to completely remove PvP from the equation. But the games offered currently have no consequences for just killing random people along with no benefit of random people working together. Therefore I may as well just play any number of shooters if I want to PvP.

I truly do find it amusing, how people are so defensive of their survival game PvP. How precious it seems to be to them that they don't even want to see alternative games and ideas instead of all these copy and paste jobs of DayZ. With all of them, including DayZ, being very amateurish and really none of them being very good or even completed.

The discussion is going on many websites and forums currently, with most defenders of PvP not even being open to other possibilities.
And a whole lot of stories from the PvPers saying "I tried to play nice and work with others, but I was just killed by them." Then they wonder why folks want to see something different.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
70. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 24, 2013, 01:35 Krovven
Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 22:51:
What was the reason for the other player to kill that person if all they had was a "rock" as you said before? No reason at all, they didn't even have equipment to steal, so yes, I call that griefing. In this type of game, if you are killing another player simply because they are in view on your screen, that equates to griefing.

You can call it that but that's not griefing. Griefing is intentionally harassing other players using the game mechanics in unintended ways and it doesn't always result in death. Players don't need a reason to kill other players in a game with PvP combat because the game isn't bound by moralistic rules unless expressly written into the game code.

I don't see how a dev can include both PvP and coop while also enforcing some arbitrary set of rules to protect people from perceived unfair deaths in a survival game. The former seems to go against the spirit of the latter. Devs would be better off just making a separate coop survival game to serve that market or have entirely separate game modes. I think that's already happening with games like 7 Days to Die so I think those players will be served anyway.

That's your definition.

Wikipedia says "A griefer derives pleasure primarily or exclusively from the act of annoying other users, and as such is a particular nuisance in online gaming communities, since griefers often cannot be deterred by penalties related to in-game goals."

Urban Dictionary has their own list of definitions.

But I don't really care what you want to define it as, because there is no set definition as it's a term created by gamers and doesn't exist in the proper English dictionary. Most of those definitions apply partially or in whole to what I described.

But I'm not really interested in debating semantics. The point is, there are plenty of people that do not want to always play games that way and we'd like to see some alternatives. If I wanted to to play PvP or blatantly kill other players (or be killed) in games for no reason, I've already got dozens and dozens of other games to do that.

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News Comments > On Sale
34. Re: On Sale Dec 23, 2013, 23:57 Krovven
Acleacius wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 23:48:
Maybe I'm missing your point. Viewership? Front page of Steam. On Specials List for bargain shoppers. Draws them in for the cheaper vanilla price without the download content.

Yep you are. Flash Sales are more prominent on the front page of Steam than the $10 category at the bottom on the page.

Acleacius wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 23:48:
Odd, sounds like we are saying the same thing, but according to you I'm complaining.

Maybe try re-reading what I said. I didn't say you were complaining. I said if you want it to change you need to in to the Publisher to get it changed for future sales. /facepalm

All you can do is complain. It worked to get the DLC discounted for Van Helsing...but I really doubt a company as big as Bethesda is going to care.

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