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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 17, 2014, 13:03 jdreyer
 
Apple Says So-Called Security Flaw Isn't Actually A Security Flaw.

It's a feature!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 17, 2014, 13:02 jdreyer
 
Verizon: We Could Offer 1 Gbps, But Don't Think You Need It.

"I could bench 350, I just don't want to."

 
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
5. Re: Sunday Patches Nov 17, 2014, 00:26 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 15:25:
Hrm, some Grim Dawn progress... now they just need to finish it before the heat death of the universe.
Best comment I have read today.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
171. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 17, 2014, 00:16 jdreyer
 
This thread is reaching GamerGate lengths.  
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
159. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 21:39 jdreyer
 
panbient wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 21:19:
I'd just like to take this opportunity to say...


PENIS!!!!


Considering the amount of name calling and hysterics in this thread it seems appropriate.

At least Godwin's Law hasn't raised its ugly head yet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2014, 19:09 jdreyer
 
R.I.P. to both Mr. Larson and Mr. Montgomery. Both provided me with a lot of entertainment in my youth.

As for HL2, great, great game. While some may not like the physics puzzles, I really enjoyed them as a diversion to just running around and shooting things. And the gravity gun was so unique and awesome. There's nothing quite like chopping zombies to pieces by propelling saw blades at them, or pulverizing them with an engine block. Good times.

Looking forward to another play through when the Rift comes out.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Nov 16, 2014, 18:58 jdreyer
 
Styx on sale already? Didn't that just come out?

Crappy timing for them with Shadow of Mordor coming out around the same time.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
125. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 18:48 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:15:
Steam w/DRM has open a new golden age of PC gaming. So even with DRM, the service has flourished, giving us more for less. I prefer none, but if that means 50% of gaming goes away then if it isn't intrusive, I can deal with it, I have. Starforce and GFWL are the only one's I've ever really had to put some effort into because of problems and see the market weeds them out, working.


Steam also has an offline mode which doesn't require you to connect to the internet at all. I have gone months in offline mode. Very different from the E:D situation.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
123. Re: Into the Black Nov 16, 2014, 18:43 jdreyer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 17:38:
Another game that, despite having a single player mode, will be unplayable the day they decide to shut down the servers. When will that happen? Can't trust their answer to that now. They might have been able to salvage the good will they built up if they handled it better. Such a shame.

Or it will be unplayable the first week after launch when there are suddenly ten times as many players than the beta and the servers are overwhelmed and you can't connect.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
113. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 18:19 jdreyer
 
Harrowing wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 16:16:
I'll think bigger when you start thinking that devs promising complicated software are still human and live on this planet. Shit happens, all predictions aren't met.
They warn you of this BEFORE you pledge.

Ignoring the warning now just to unleash hate-diarrhea must be very convenient.

Yeah, if they'd promised a space sim, and delivered Tetris, then we should be happy with that according to your logic. Shit happens, you know? Scope changes happen, dig?
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
109. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 18:13 jdreyer
 
Harrowing wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 16:06:
Play solo online when you have internet.
Don't play ED when you don't have internet.
There's a myriad of games you can play instead.
Then back to ED when you have internet again.
If that solution is so uncomfortable for you then ask for a refund.

Don't need a refund. Just not going to buy it.

I travel about 1/3 of the time throughout the year. I bring my gaming laptop and there's plenty of room for my HOTAS in my suitcase. Most of the places I stay either have no internet, or the wifi is so slow at night as to be unusable (because everyone is trying to use it at night). When I'm home I do a lot less gaming, because family.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
102. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 17:52 jdreyer
 
Harrowing wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 15:17:

The vast majority of serious gamers are online all the time.

Adam? Adam Orth? Is that really you?
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
75. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 16:20 jdreyer
 
Drayth wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 15:13:
Dang, you'd think World of Warcraft SimCity Online would be the worst idea for a game ever based on reactions here.

Fixed to reflect a more accurate analogy.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
68. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 15:59 jdreyer
 
Harrowing wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 15:03:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 15:00:
Yup.
1. I am often places where there is no internet connection when I play due to work.

2. I rarely play online games. I'm pretty much an SP player and have no desire to play with strangers.

So play solo online? That's what I do when I don't want to interact with other players.

Play solo online with no internet connection? How, exactly?
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
37. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 15:13 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:52:
ASeven wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:41:
Harrowing wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:38:
ASeven wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:24:
Fuck Braben, you had everything in your favor and you've become too greedy.

How is the choice they made greedy, you utter nonce.

I don't know, maybe lying to all their kickstarter backers is a start, to the point the one who gave the most money for their KS project is demanding a refund?

Damn fanboys...

If you're going to have to give refunds, isn't that the opposite of greedy?
Yeah, I don't view this as a greedy move, just a "Oh, shit we promised this in six weeks and it's a PITA to create an offline mode, so let's can it."

Again, I don't think there's a single video game out there that hasn't had a scope shift partway through development. This is a scope shift. Could it have been planned all along? Sure. But that seems exceedingly unlikely. Hell, Unreal Tournament was supposed to be 1 on 1 battles against AI. It became something very, very different. Scope shift. Halo was supposed to be 3rd person. It became something very different. Scope shift.
UT kept battles against the AI, and had some of the best and most configurable AI ever made. It's why I've bought every iteration. As for Halo, I'm pretty sure most action games were 3rd person because no one had come up with a decent way to do FPS on a console. Halo was the first one to do that, and it was kind of revolutionary.

 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
26. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 15:00 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:46:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:14:
Welp, they just lost my money. A shame, too. I was really looking forward to this.

Come on, for real? Having it be completely off-line is that big of a deal?

Yup.
1. I am often places where there is no internet connection when I play due to work.

2. I rarely play online games. I'm pretty much an SP player and have no desire to play with strangers.

We all know it's because they don't want to have their game pirated, any other excuse doesn't float because they managed to make Elite work on much less hardware in the 80's. They don't have a rich enough online tapestry to draw people into buying the game for that "whole experience".
It appears that while "protecting" themselves from lost sales due to piracy, they'll also lose sales due to this decision.

People are perfectly okay with Steam DRM but come out screaming with pitchforks when anyone else implements it.
Steam has an offline mode idiot. I can go months without connecting, and have.

Requiring an internet connection is the least of your problems if you can't afford the hardware needed to get the full experience - high end graphics card, joystick and throttle setup, head tracking device (TrackIR or FreeTrack) or a Rift VR headset even.
I have $2000 worth of hardware and a HOTAS, and will be getting OR CV1 upon it's debut. It's not a question of money. It's a question of preference.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
21. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 14:51 jdreyer
 
J wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:43:
I find it amusing that they need always-on to fit their universe in, when the previous one fitted into about... 48k was it?

It's like rain on your wedding day...

Did you just quote Alanis Morissette?
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
18. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 14:46 jdreyer
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:36:
DDI wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:28:
Solo online mode will still exist. God everyone freaks out about the dumbest bullshit.

What part of offline, as in not connected to the net at all, and always-on DRM did you not understand?

God, fanboys really are the worst.

Well in his defense, the original Elite had always online DRM.

Oh, wait.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
4. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 14:14 jdreyer
 
Welp, they just lost my money. A shame, too. I was really looking forward to this.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2014, 13:12 jdreyer
 
What We Really Know About Psychedelic Mushrooms.

I just know they're good. Really goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood.

Beatnik
 
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