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Signed On Jul 14, 2004, 17:50
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Slowed by Cash
43. Re: Pillars of Eternity Slowed by Cash Feb 9, 2014, 09:35 LgFriess
 
My #1 most anticipated game. Take your sweet time Obsidian, it hurts but I can wait.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 17, 2014, 13:55 LgFriess
 
Really looking forward to Wasteland 2. Pillars of Eternity (my #1 most wanted), Tides of Numenarearatrrarar, Wasteland 2, and hopefully Star Citizen lives up to it's hype. Add to that Witcher 3, and about a dozen other titles I'm dying for ... what a great year or so we have coming up!


Unless they all turn out to be duds
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Weekly Update Plans
3. Re: PlanetSide 2 Weekly Update Plans Jan 9, 2014, 11:16 LgFriess
 
Haven't played for awhile but I really enjoyed it for a short amount of time. The problem was then a lack of a sustainable goal. After gaining bases and losing bases not over days, but sometimes hours or less, I just lost the feeling of having a point to the game, other then shooting the other guy. Looking for an overall goal more then that so I want to shoot the other guy for a reason... not just join zerg and roll, get zerged back, rinse, repeat.

If that part of the game somehow develops more, I could look past a lot of the other bugs and balance issues because it IS fun to be in some of the monster battles that take place. One of my best gaming moments last year was watching a battle from a mountainside at night. I didn't even take part, just watched. The light show was amazing!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Jan 3, 2014, 18:11 LgFriess
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 16:58:
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 15:54:
Cutter wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 15:46:
ETS2 is fun though.


*cackles with glee*

Lol! As one player review said it aptly....

The mystical addictive nature of this game defies explanation. You cannot describe it, you can only experience it.


My wife was watching me play it and laughs at me. "Why is playing that fun? I can understand the flying sims but a truck?" What's bad is I can't really answer her. It IS odd that it's fun.

Now that I think about it, she's doing the normal wife back seat driver thing ... in our den! Damn women!
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jan 3, 2014, 17:25 LgFriess
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 17:20:
Then I suppose you also didn't play the Icewind Dales or Planescape? They're all fuckin fantastic.

Nope but I'm going to be working my way through them. And I have my eye on Tides of Numenera as well. I'll play Planescape first.

I did play Dragon Age Origin which I thought was very, very good but I have to say I enjoy the BG series more. I think I'll be re-playing DA:O though as I just feel I must have missed something considering the fun I've had with the BGs.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jan 3, 2014, 16:27 LgFriess
 
Having never played BG and BG2 (I have NO idea why I skipped these back in the day...cRPGs tend to be my most beloved genre), I recently picked up both of the EE versions. They've easily been my gaming highlights of 2013 and very early 2014. Now I can hardly contain my excitement for Pillars of Eternity.  
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News Comments > Eye Tracking Controller Plans
3. Re: Eye Tracking Controller Plans Jan 3, 2014, 15:13 LgFriess
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 11:02:
Just pulled the trigger on a TrackIR5

This eye tracking sounds interesting but I wonder how well this will work for people with glasses for example. Same concern I have for the Rift also.

Going to place my order for TrackIR5 this weekend. My rising number of flight sims, racing sims, Arma3, upcoming Elite and Star Citizen (hopefully both will have support), and finally Eurotruck2 have pushed me into it.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs
14. Re: MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs Dec 14, 2013, 13:45 LgFriess
 
So pissed the "MechWarrior" I loved turned into this turd. Can you imagine the money a dev would make if they made a REAL MW? A massive, depth filled single player game with multi player options. Oh well, another classic turned into a lame cash grab.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Beta On Track; Last Chance for Add-ons
9. Re: Wasteland 2 Beta On Track; Last Chance for Add-ons Dec 6, 2013, 08:04 LgFriess
 
Lord Tea wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 06:30:
Doma wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 04:13:
I backed this with $110. Bring on the beta Mr Fargo!

$75 here. Can't wait to give it a shot - literally

Literally...wait, what? Devilish
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Beta for Backers Next Month
2. Re: Wasteland 2 Beta for Backers Next Month Nov 26, 2013, 11:07 LgFriess
 
Damn right nin, damn right!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 12:52 LgFriess
 
RIP Hudson.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M
10. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M Nov 23, 2013, 13:01 LgFriess
 
Task wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 12:55:
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 12:26:
I simply don't see how this thing is still raking in millions per week.

Well believe it or not, there are still people who haven't heard of this game and many more are on the edge of their decision making. "Ah hell fine, I'll donate, here's my money!"

And I have to say, if you go to their site, it really does make you want to pitch in. They've done an amazing job with that aspect of it. IMO, the Blues readers are more of a grizzled old veteran PC gamer and are much more likely to hold off supporting this until release or definitive game play is shown.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2013, 13:13 LgFriess
 
Sorry for your loss.  
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
3. Re: Morning Screenshots Nov 22, 2013, 13:08 LgFriess
 
Yep, can't wait for WL2! Many, many hours of my life will disappear. Wife will be pissed.  
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News Comments > X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans
38. Re: X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans Nov 18, 2013, 17:34 LgFriess
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 10:46:
What is maybe worse than all the bugs and issues is the terrible design decisions found within....

Yeah, the highways are nice, but play for more than a few hours you realize the system is fundamentally flawed, because production industries are FAR away from supply industries trade is not an option whatsoever, with only 3 trade-orders per ship you end up with - 1 - trade every hour at most. And that means you are wasting time. And the only viable trade would be the one with the smaller trade ships that can use highways and super-highways (and thus don't need babysitting) but so far I never found a single ship trader that sold them...

Not just with the long ways that you need to fly to even find trade-offers and trigger "rebates" that absurdly are only valid for a few minutes (way too short for you to ever profit from them for more than 1 deal), but jump-drives require certain fuels that you need to order you ships specifically to take on, which means an hour wasted of twiddling thumbs.

And why even bother? Scavenging with long range scanner is far more lucrative, and can net you 4 to 5m if you do it with some serious effort.

This leads to the next problem, the economy is completely opaque and fake. You don't buy weapons that are produced anywhere, you buy them from people who have random inventory. You don't buy ships that require products, you can buy them whether a factory is in supply or not. You need ressources to build your own stations though, and this is the only part of the economy that is not fake, if station building were even working right.

Or basically, AGAIN the promise of economic depth was a lie. And they managed to make a game that's less complex and less developed than X3. In X3 at least, factories actually did need wares and ressources to produce other wares and this looped straight back to you. If you wanted to equip a massive carrier you needed huge production of weapons, which means the factories in question need supply of goods.

And now? Now you can't even trade with your own ship. Which means you are bound to the broken squad system to trade, you need to babysit each ship single handedly and it takes forever for the large freighters to dock anywhere, sometimes they actually never dock.

Meh. They should have thrown the ideas of zones and sectors over and abstracted travel even more, with jumpdrives or maybe just point to point jump locatios from HUBS.

And the greatest joke of all, the most interesting races (Boron, Paranid) are missing in action. And the remanining races lost much of their uniqueness.

I played now for 20 hours and the game is a joke. There is absolutely no motivation to build anything because it never integrates into a real AI economy. Everything is even more fake and smoke and mirrors than before.

All I can say at this point is that I hoped X: Rebirth would fix some of the flaws of X3, but in fact it fixed none of them. The GUI is worse, the design is worse, and there are some design decisions that make you cry, Like.. where, the fuck, is the SMART TRADER (script for AI Trade with your own ships, with limits you set)? You have to babysit every single freighter now..... wow.

You know what, Freelancer is the better game. And that is what X: Rebirth compares to. It's not even close to being a proper economic trade game. Because trade is completely botched.

I was looking up some of the info on the new Elite. It looks like they want to correct a lot of what is wrong with XR, economy/trade wise anyway. Patiently waiting for Elite and Star Citizen I guess. Or the overhaul mod to XR. I had such high hopes XR would take away my winter blues.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: "Star Citizen is a PC Game"
46. Re: Roberts: Nov 18, 2013, 16:42 LgFriess
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 16:06:
Numinar wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 15:46:
HOWEVER, if you always buy top of the line stuff regardless of cost (if you're able of course, and if you're not GET A REAL JOB, HIPPIE! ;), then you don't have to worry about not being able to run anything, even back then. You've got a system with a lot more longevity and the initial cost of entry pays for itself over and over when you have a 5 year old system that still plays all of the brand new games maxed out at 2304x1440 or whatever, while all your friends are still throwing away money on hardware upgrades throughout the years just to catch up with you and what you bought in at from the beginning.

Still running my q9550, 4GB RAM, and a 7870 (from originally a gtx 280) at 1920x1200. Been going for years now. SC is the game I'll finally have to upgrade for. Older now, have the money, can't wait ... God don't suck. C'mon Chris, I'm relying on you to blow our PC gaming minds again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 18, 2013, 15:00 LgFriess
 
Just started playing Baldur's Gate and will pick up BG2 when I'm finished. I can't believe I haven't played these yet. I LOVE the genre. Looking forward to Project Eternity!  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
9. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 24, 2013, 14:02 LgFriess
 
Wow, big win for AMD. Well, it will be when they are equipped with better coolers. Lets see what the 780ti has in store for us! Either way, this seems to put the Titan in a very odd position. Price/performance is way out of whack for it now. And I assume the 780ti will beat it anyway.

Well, no matter what, competition is great for us enthusiasts.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $24M; New Video
22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2013, 12:23 LgFriess
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 11:13:
LgFriess wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 10:57:
Running with a q9550, 7870, and a measly 4gb ram. It's gotten me by just fine for a long, long time. But the end is near, and SC is going to be the game to put a fork in it.

Like you, I am considering a CryEngine4 optimized PC. While the hardware selections will probably select themselves based on budgeting and availability, the OS selection will be trickier.

I loathe the direction Windows has taken but 8.1 or even something newer might be required for best play results.

Most likely solution? Play the actual game with your existing hardware and see what sub-system needs improvement: RAM capacity/speed, FPS Min/Avg, SSD utilization, etc. then build specifically to improve those areas


After reading,

Harware issues

it's starting to look like our upgrades will last longer and longer beyond just the old standby of consoles holding back game development. Hardware development is starting to hit some large obstacles.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $24M; New Video
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2013, 10:57 LgFriess
 
I'm hoping beyond hope this thing turns out to be everything I want it to be. I keep thinking I'll hold off on my PC upgrade until enough of the game is released to play... but how long will that be? The dogfight module? Decisions, decisions. Running with a q9550, 7870, and a measly 4gb ram. It's gotten me by just fine for a long, long time. But the end is near, and SC is going to be the game to put a fork in it.  
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