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News Comments > Star Citizen Livestream
42. Re: Star Citizen Livestream Jun 29, 2013, 17:55 Dev
 
Taskeen wrote on Jun 29, 2013, 11:56:
My recommendations for Joysticks or HOTAS setups are the following:

Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog (this is one of the most durable joysticks on the market)

Saitek PRO Flight X-65F HOTAS (Personally I've had bad luck with Saitek, some of their joystick batches aren't manufactured properly with calibration issues)

Going cheap on joysticks might get you by for a little while, but most of the cheap ones will break or have calibration issues eventually. Get something that lasts with a good warranty or RMA policy.

Whoa. Those are some nice looking joysticks.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Livestream
41. Re: Star Citizen Livestream Jun 29, 2013, 17:52 Dev
 
So, what all did they sell during the livestream? I missed it.

Julio wrote on Jun 29, 2013, 05:23:
KTR wrote on Jun 29, 2013, 03:30:
Freaking crazy. 200 Idris Corvettes, each costing $1250, sold out in matter of minutes!

Not that I can't afford that, but that's an insane waste of money. Next they'll get some pitchmen from the infomercials going.

And who claimed this wasn't pay-to-win in another thread?
Not me, it certainly is a pay to win. Not as extreme as others since you can earn the stuff without paying, but its still one.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Sims 3 Island Paradise
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Sims 3 Island Paradise Jun 25, 2013, 23:05 Dev
 
If they ever put the complete sims 3 package (and I mean EVERYTHING) and sold it for $100, I'd probably get it. But no freaking way am I paying multi hundreds for it.  
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News Comments > Avellone: Kickstarter Inspiring Old School RPG Renaissance
25. Re: Avellone: Kickstarter Inspiring Old School RPG Renaissance Jun 25, 2013, 21:04 Dev
 
So, where were these publishers a year ago? Mostly they only care about AAA titles, and are actually downsizing on indie type stuff (wasn't it EA that just closed down some of those departments? Plus, didn't MS announce they were going to be even less friendly to indies in XBone?)  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 25, 2013, 20:59 Dev
 
Quite often from malicious ads.

Have you tried downloading any free utilities recently? OMG, even I'm confused. Last time I got a free tool there were 5 download links, the 4 that were ads looked more legit than the actual download link.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deadpool
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deadpool Jun 25, 2013, 20:57 Dev
 
So, a $5 buy?  
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News Comments > Sword of the Stars: The Pit MindGames Next Week
9. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit MindGames Next Week Jun 25, 2013, 20:56 Dev
 
nin wrote on Jun 25, 2013, 08:56:
I did as well, until seeing totalbiscuit playing it a month or two ago...I think the branding kind of hurt them there.
Exactly. I assumed the same the first time I saw the name.
 
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News Comments > Sword of the Stars: The Pit MindGames Next Week
6. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit MindGames Next Week Jun 25, 2013, 00:57 Dev
 
Asmo wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 23:40:
Side note, I'm fucking horrible at time organisation and prioritisation...
Sadly, you aren't alone in this. In fact, I think the majority of the population is in this category (I myself have issues with that). Thats probably why there's so many organizer products sold
Slashman wrote on Jun 25, 2013, 00:21:
Dev wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 21:15:
I've enjoyed this game too.

If you just remember that this has NOTHING to do with sword of the stars (they really should have called it something else), then you are good.

All of the creatures and lore in it are from the SoTS universe though. So it's not like it's a bad name. Although I guess I see where you're coming from in that it's not a 4x space strategy game.
My point is more that people who like roguelike games may not want anything to do with 4x space game, and the sword of the stars makes most gamers who know that name think 4x. I think that name does them a disservice.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jun 24, 2013, 23:17 Dev
 
http://www.fortressofdoors.com/2012/08/defenders-quest-coming-to-steam.html


New Game+ mode!
7 new sidequests!
Lots of new cutscenes! (for the sidequests)
8 bonus battles!
8 magic books for Azra!
Unique item upgrades, with special powers!
Re-balanced spells that grow with Azra's level!
Advanced targeting logic for defenders!
New enemy types!
New bosses!
Mod support!
Tons of bugfixes!
Tons of balance tweaks!
Preview enemy stats before battle!
Detailed enemy and status effect info in battle!

Seems like a big upgrade since last I played, thanks for the headsup

Edit:
Interesting,
gamasutra article
http://www.fortressofdoors.com/2013/02/steam-linux-sale-results.html

Steam sales numbers always interest me. Here's some links from an indie guy laying out his detailed sales numbers for Defender's Quest. The majority of his revenue has come in when he's run sales. I like his graphs and hard numbers, both on copies sold and revenue generated, and distribution platforms (such as steam, direct, GoG, desura, etc), and machine platforms (PC, Mac, Linux). Some interesting bits, almost 40% of people who tried the free demo on steam bought the game. Half the people who try the demo on steam play for 10 or more hours

Edit 2:
A couple easter eggs. Make sure to click the bonus goodies and click the facebook option. It gives you the item even if you DONT click like in facebook. Make sure to go back into that menu and pick the other option too

This comment was edited on Jun 24, 2013, 23:46.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Jun 24, 2013, 23:09 Dev
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 22:39:
If you haven't played it in a while, you should fire it up again... They added New Game+ recently, including new levels and upgrading your eventually useless unique equips.
Oh?
Thanks for the headsup. Yeah its been a while
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate III Battling Through "Legal Hell"?
30. Re: Baldur's Gate III Battling Trough Jun 24, 2013, 21:34 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 10:40:
Here's the thing, though. Beamdog GOT the rights to remake 1&2, and presumably the right to develop a third installment.
More than likely they got the rights for the remakes from interplay for a song, and its doubtful that interplay ever had the rights for a 3rd game.

They'd be much better off developing their own IP for a new game. Everyone knew (or should have known) that the IP for BG is very complicated. bioware, EA, atari, WotC, hasbro, black isle, interplay, etc are all in the pot.
And now that its been shown that the remake is worth some money, all of those are going to want a chunk of change. Some of them (like WotC) may not even be interested in doing any licenses for any price.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jun 24, 2013, 21:16 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 20:34:
I'll plug Defender's Quest. Great game, and it runs on your laptop.
Yep, I paid for it back on kongregate. Its a fun tower defense game.
 
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News Comments > Sword of the Stars: The Pit MindGames Next Week
2. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit MindGames Next Week Jun 24, 2013, 21:15 Dev
 
I've enjoyed this game too.

If you just remember that this has NOTHING to do with sword of the stars (they really should have called it something else), then you are good.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
102. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 24, 2013, 00:54 Dev
 
kanniballl wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 23:16:
Observations
  • Slightly better start-up ships? That's fine

  • Some decent cargo-ships instead of that start-up courier-class ships? Meh


  • For the above (for now) they're trying to entice donations so of course milk it. But even after release... they ships are quite stock and don't have anything special.
    Don't forget the other ones I mentioned. The constellation with multiple turrets and a fighter bay, available at $250, and the pirate ship with multiple turrets avail as a $100+ add-on.
    And there was also that limited time $300 alien fighter ship.

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    News Comments > Steam Top 10
    16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 24, 2013, 00:52 Dev
     
    Panickd wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 23:34:
    Tumbler wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 23:13:
    I'm very happy with how Planetary Annihilation is coming along. I went in on the $100 kickstarter package so at some point I'll see an awesome T-shirt and a bad ass little model of my commander!

    Had several kickstarter things happen this week, Star Citizen shipped me my Citizen card, Rear Admiral in Chrome Metal, looks amazing plus my two T-shirts and the board game The Perfect Heist showed up!

    You appear to be someone who has too much money. With that in mind there is a bridge I'd like to talk to you about buying. Or perhaps you'd be more interested in our beach front property in Arizona.
    Or come up with a kickstarter and get a bunch of people's money
    I suggest delivering an actual product though, not just taking the money and running like that one recent fraudster tried to do.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
    96. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 23, 2013, 21:20 Dev
     
    Krizzen wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 21:06:
    I'm probably alone, but this whole Star Citizen thing is a big snorefest to me. Of course, I don't play EVE and never got into Wing Commander.

    Wake me up when there's a new TIE Fighter.
    If star citizen is successful enough we might see disney sub-contract such a game out.

    Or we might never ever see it happen. The nice thing about this game is that its a generic space sim. No need to deal with EA on old origins IP.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
    94. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 23, 2013, 19:25 Dev
     
    Prez wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 16:44:
    Well, I guess you missed my point - skepticism is NOT griping. You are clueless if you think my reservations are based on forking out money. My Steam catalog alone is up to almost 2000 games and dlc packs, and I own over half of the GOG catalog, so spending money on gaming isn't a problem for me. If you have been around modern gaming for long enough you've only been screwed about a hundred times - that tends to breed a very healthy skepticism about these kinds of too-good-to-be-true projects. You mention his pedigree - need I go into how many developers with amazing pedigrees have completely lost their touch or just gone off the rails? Molyneux, Will Wright, John Carmack, Cliff Blezinski, Warren Spector, etc, etc, etc? Does Roberts still have his mojo after al this time? Who knows. Nothing really can be "safely assumed" in this day and age, and most people have learned that the hard way.

    The point is, despite how negative this sounds, I am rooting for Roberts to do what you are saying he will with this release. I really am. But I guess I am just too jaded to get all excited anymore about these wonderful sounding projects. Talk to me again when the game ships and we can put it through its paces. If it turns out as great as you expect, I'll be the first to admit my fears were unfounded.
    I agree completely. Of course my steam catalog is "only" about 800 games.
    And I've already pledged in the KS for this game.
    I'm also rooting for Roberts to succeed, I just have my doubts (in large part, based on info thats already been released by him about this project, such as the massive private funding it has).

    I'm much more optimistic about Wasteland 2, and every video they've released of it just gets me more optimistic
     
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    News Comments > On Sale
    2. Re: On Sale Jun 23, 2013, 17:43 Dev
     
    Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 17:18:
    Anyone ever play Pharaoh + Cleopatra or Children of the Nile? Were they good?
    I enjoyed the children of the nile games.

    Keep in mind they are older games now. It was a different take on a sim city kinda game, with some settlers style materials/people management built in. Some missions your goal was to build a monument (its Egyptian pharaohs after all) so there was trading quarrying and stuff to get the materials needed to build it. Often one had to build up an economy to get certain kinds of materials (again think settlers). So like for bricks, you'd need something like clay and straw. There was also a rudimentary combat kinda thing tacked on (usually for if some county was wanting to raid you and you needed to defend yourself), although I personally preferred the building missions.

    I recommend skipping around these two videos (no need to watch the whole thing to get a taste for what the game is about):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFRTLcNkr_o
    Shows what you start off like

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCP-09XJEjo
    Shows a fully established city building one of the great monuments in one of the later missions.

    If the videos interest you and you like city management kinda games (sim city, anno 2070, settlers), then you'll likely enjoy this. If you are turned off by older graphics or city building games, then you probably won't like it.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
    86. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 23, 2013, 15:25 Dev
     
    HorrorScope wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 14:48:
    Slashman wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 13:56:
    What kind of investor would want that kind of potential risk to their revenue stream? Do they even understand what Roberts is planning?

    Those that don't worry about revenue streams, aka Kickstarters. Those that invested outside of that, I hope they weren't lead to believe revenue streams were A#1.
    Yeah, but in this case, seems like outside private money is the majority of what went into this project. Pretty sure it was something like $10m outside investing.
    I'm thinking thats why the project is getting all this F2P, P2W, and MMO elements, because of the project behind beholden to that private investing and that being very hot for private investing right now.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
    80. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 23, 2013, 13:27 Dev
     
    Flatline wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 13:23:
    And here's another thing- if what someone else in thread said is true and that they're only offering to sell all these ships until the Alpha, that's kind of f*cked up.
    My understanding is its just lifetime insurance on these ships thats being limited. They will NOT stop selling ships, thats going to be a major part of the games microtransactions.

    I also I don't think lifetime insurance as a whole is going away, my guess is that after release, they will release new ships every few months in the game and offer lifetime insurance during a limited period, to encourage people to buy them while at their full initial price.
     
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