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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2012, 12:06 Alamar
 
It's a tricky balance for small/indie devs to post their ideas to KS...

The biggest mistake I'm seeing is the $25k goal, which, while it was passed, it already started far too low... If you're only paying developers 2-3k a month (below poverty in many countries), time tables/estimation needs to be dead on or the above happens... Plus apparently, they also got 45k from another source, showing just how badly their estimation was off...

But again, a tricky balance, because as I've seen here a bunch of times, for some odd reason, backers don't think they should be paying for salary... Like all Indie devs should (or are able to) work for free to get the product they love out the door... The point, in my mind, of KS, is to turn a hobby project that someone doesn't need to be paid for, that will take a year or two, into something a team can focus on for half a year and get done...

Anyhow, hopefully this one can be picked up, either by the 'friends' company or elsewhere, but I hardly think the story is anything unusual... Just because the guy on forbes just heard about KS this last year, doesn't mean projects haven't been failing to deliver for the last decade : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Indie Royale Fall Bundle
3. Re: Indie Royale Fall Bundle Oct 16, 2012, 16:38 Alamar
 
Bet wrote on Oct 16, 2012, 13:52:
First 3 listed are all recognized as good. Reprisal looks exactly like the game I wanted to play earlier this summer and had no idea it existed (Populous-like). Bundles like this are a good time.

I remember when Reprisal was shown here a while back... Looked promising : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty
10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty Oct 16, 2012, 11:50 Alamar
 
As for GMG and fraud, I've had similar issues with this site... In both cases, I'll just assume it's a 'false positive' : )

So I glanced over the kotaku review, and noticed one of the comments sporting 'One of the main selling points for this game is having so much variety in the skill trees.'... I'll leave it at that ; )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Version 1.0.5 Tomorrow
12. Re: Diablo III Version 1.0.5 Tomorrow Oct 16, 2012, 00:15 Alamar
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 16, 2012, 00:01:
Can't bring myself to play anymore. The game is just not fun at all. Probably have 400 hours in this game by now and nary a legendary have I seen. Worst itemization in any game made in the last 20 years.

But 1.0.5 doubles the chance for legendaries, so you could put in another 400 for 2 x 0 : )

I believe I put in about that amount, and found 5 or so... I think one may have been useful (I stopped playing before they buffed em, for the most part).

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlights 21 More Games
11. Re: Steam Greenlights 21 More Games Oct 15, 2012, 21:50 Alamar
 
Prez wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 21:42:
I am all for supporting indies but I find myself clicking on the "No thanks/Not interested" box for the lion's share of these. Indie or not, I feel that a game needs to look special and exciting, otherwise what's the point? It may be a bias, but I pass on almost all 2D platformers. It's time for indies to step up their game I think. Miner Wars looks exciting, but it's an MMO, so not for me.

Is having to buy every title on Steam getting to you with all these new submissions? : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Transformers Universe Beta Signups
1. Re: Transformers Universe Beta Signups Oct 15, 2012, 21:47 Alamar
 
I wonder if you'll be able to buy the option to change the sound from the new (crappy) sound in the movies to the old (awesomesauce) version : )

In other words, I'm old ; )

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News Comments > Diablo III Version 1.0.5 Tomorrow
5. Re: Diablo III Version 1.0.5 Tomorrow Oct 15, 2012, 21:15 Alamar
 
LaxerFL wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 20:41:
How can there be no skill points/trees? That was my favorite part of D2, planning a character out and then working towards that plan...

I don't mind the change in D3, I enjoyed levelling moreso actually, but I totally understand the desire to earn those points every level...

Some of the design decisions were to make it so people couldn't mess up their character, but it took away from the people that wanted that possibility, and those that WANT to make multiple alts of the same class; something that is moot in D3.

As for 1.0.5, I like the way the patches are going, but I'm too busy with other stuff to get back into it... I'm 99% sure i'll pick up the expansion when it hits though. I prefer new content (areas, story, mobs) to re-grinding : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 12, 2012, 23:22 Alamar
 
Was looking forward to the iPad mini, but the new iPod is 300, so I'm not expecting this one to be too much...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > AAIMIE Kickstarter
2. Re: AAIMIE Kickstarter Oct 11, 2012, 10:40 Alamar
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 14:02:
"a first-person dungeon crawler in a modern environment"

Not to be mistaken with a "modern look".

I also found it uninspiring...

Also, how modern an environment is a power facility on a distant planet?

Wouldn't that be defined as futuristic? : )

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News Comments > WoW Toon Genocide Hotfixed
2. Re: WoW Toon Genocide Hotfixed Oct 8, 2012, 10:26 Alamar
 
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 09:39:
Was someone abusing the sword of a thousand truths again?

Heh nice...

Makes me wonder... Is this a bug that's been around and someone just decided to have fun... Or maybe it's not that complicated... Perhaps it triggers a deathchin type event, as that would just auto kill anyone in the target area...

-Alamar

Yes, I still call him deathchin... Leno's dragon form : )
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Oct 4, 2012, 20:51 Alamar
 
Watched the clip n YouTube because this one no workie for me, but holy crap, I found that surprisingly bad... I really didn't like the two main chars (the two sons, as it were)...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again
36. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 15:24 Alamar
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 15:08:
Beelzebud wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 14:48:
Too much time and effort, for very little real world payoff.

MMOs defined.

Hobbies defined...

I disagree of course... I think entertainment/joy/pleasure/etc are a good real world payoff : ) Otherwise, all anyone could ever justify using their time on, is exercise : )

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News Comments > WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again
30. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 14:11 Alamar
 
TheEmissary wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 12:02:
The question is what will be the drop off be like after two months when the people that only came back to see the expansion. You saw spikes like these around all of the other expansions.


I do agree that GW2 is probably one of the strongest competitors to WOW at the moment. After seeing an MMO implement like one of the previous posters said, the tag-less mobs is hard not to want that in other games. The dynamic events that cycle through basic PVE quests to outdoor world boss is a fun change in that game.

There are few things that World of Warcraft seems to do a bit better such as tying the lore together a bit better. It is probably possible for the games to coexist.

I'm also curious about the two month drop off, but for GW2... Seems every second day, I see a new thread of many posts of people (finally) realizing it's the same ol...

As for Mists... The initial sales are not all that different than previous expansion, and also surpasses one (that is conveniently left out of the bashing report nin linked).

In either case, numbers, and personal opinions matter not... A ton, as in, millions, of people, are thoroughly enjoying both (and even Rift/SWTOR) games ; )

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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Mentioned
29. Re: Borderlands 3 Mentioned Oct 1, 2012, 15:03 Alamar
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 14:01:
Here is that WoW reference I mentioned last week. Have another character in the area and took a pic.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=100266453

That doesn't seem WoW related to me...

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News Comments > Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing?
59. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 28, 2012, 14:11 Alamar
 
I love that this thread is all about shitting on Blizzard and sheepishly agreeing with the sensationalist news, but when there's a story about how PC games sales are dying, and 99% of the thread is 'OMG, no they're not, digital!!!'...

Hypocrisy much : )

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2012, 10:43 Alamar
 
Wouldn't the 'Luckiest Man on Earth' just have not gotten into the accident in the first place? : )

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News Comments > Darksiders II DLC Released
1. Re: Darksiders II DLC Released Sep 26, 2012, 10:40 Alamar
 
This is so not going to happen for me... Darksiders II took a back seat to everything heh...

Maybe when they're all out, and steam-sale-cheap... But maybe not...

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News Comments > Diablo III 1.0.5 Interview
2. Re: Diablo III 1.0.5 Interview Sep 22, 2012, 14:22 Alamar
 
Cyant wrote on Sep 22, 2012, 14:03:
Guildwars 2, Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 are out we dont care at this point Blizzard just give up already...

Responses like that are why EA thrives... : )

Seriously, it's stupid to support your products after the first few months... Just let them die, like EA : )

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News Comments > Battle.net Adding "Appear Offline" Mode
39. Re: Battle.net Adding Sep 21, 2012, 08:51 Alamar
 
Bhruic wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 21:22:
The sad thing is that as slow as they were to implement this, and as minor a feature it is, they are still adding this functionality before Steam is. Seriously Valve, how hard would it be to put this in place?

This has half worked on Steam for ages...

Just the other (work) day, I went offline in my steam friends list, and they couldn't see me playing Borderlands 2... Too bad my boss saw the achievements I got : )

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News Comments > Torchlight II and Demo Available; MMO Questions
42. Re: More Big Picture Details Sep 21, 2012, 08:34 Alamar
 
Siygess wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 07:54:
Hey, can anyone direct me to a working download link for TL2? The 1.4Gb offline installer on the Torchlight 2 page hasn't worked for me since it went live last night (it's still "Starting..") and although I've heard that Perfect World have their own client I haven't been able to find it on their site, even though I bought TL2 through them.

Blast, that will teach me to buy a game elsewhere when I could have purchased it on Steam instead..

Games can still be bought outside of Steam?

The 'nice' thing about everything using Steam DRM, is that it's easy as shit to crack when it's already been done for other games... Like instant launch day easily served piracy... They don't even have to try any more heh...

Anyhow... Piracy bad...

Edit: This is one of the reasons I always thought third-party-anti-piracy was a bad idea... Crackers used to have to work hard to track down the IsThisProductValid() and change a bit/byte/etc... Some companies even put it into multiple places... But when third-party additions were added, they were more easily (and ironically) circumvented because the crackers knew precisely what to look for (and sometimes where). Anecdotally, it's something I could have excelled at, but had just about zero interest in : )

-Alamar

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