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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 25, 2015, 16:34 JeffD
 
Id say 10mbp is fine for broadband, you could do HD video easily in that. The 1-5mbps connection plans are definitely basic connections, especially when you consider the speed of cellular data these days. I have ran 10mbit for so long and never really thought I "needed" more speed. I would much rather see back end upgrades that would a) reduce latency and b) ensure that I would SEE that 10mbit/sec to my destination.  
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News Comments > Grow Home Next Month
4. Re: Grow Home Next Month Jan 22, 2015, 23:08 JeffD
 
Ahh minimalist artistic style, when you just can't be bothered with doing graphics.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
7. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 22, 2015, 10:45 JeffD
 
DLC is the in-app purchases of pc gaming.. NO one likes it accept the game companies.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
7. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 16, 2015, 19:07 JeffD
 
I love how all the free games are the under $5 games at every steam event.

But yea...$59 for an 18 month old game? f that
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 14, 2015, 10:17 JeffD
 
Would it kill them to put marvel capcom 3 on sale once?  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 4, 2015, 14:25 JeffD
 
I am so tired of all the attention one report has gottem, mp3 sales down, vinyl up. They ignore one huge factor, they are not linked! The numbers of mp3 use vs the numbers in vinyl use are in 2 different universes. Billions of songs are being converted, downloaded, and copied each day as par of normal use. Sales are down because there are not many new good releases. This happens.. the planet turns.. the sun rises once again.

Vinyl on the other hand is a small subfraction of the music world and is currently enjoying a resurgence, the reason it is seeing an increase in sales is because manufacturing is increasing. Thats great news for vinyl, but useless when you want to try and directly compare it to digital sales which are not material based.
 
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News Comments > Not Even One "M" in Square Enix MMOGs
16. Re: Not Even One Jan 2, 2015, 16:22 JeffD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 2, 2015, 15:05:
So what kind of quests are the main thing here? FCK? (Fetch/Collect/Kill)? and most importantly... how is the atmosphere in the game community wise? Are there epic quest-lines that you can solo? How is loot sharing handled? Or is loot instanced per player?

The types of quest remain the same and the game does not get into any creative quest. You are however kept on the move because you generally don't need to kill more then 7 of a mob, drops are close to %100, instead the quests are multi tiered. Most side quest are single objective but a larger quest line with gear loot can have you completing several objectives in order.

The legendary weapon line for your class is obtainable through non-raid activities, IE you will use the duty finder for pickup groups as well as acquiring the tomes (marks, dungeon currency) to buy parts for your weapon. It is kind of like guild wars 2, where GW2 required you to level multiple tradeskills and crunch weapons, FF14 has you grind lots of mobs and run lots of duty finder groups.

fates work exactly like GW2. Mob tagging is a hybrid mix, first person who hits gets loot and full xp, while people helping get a % of xp based on damage done. No loot but I think quest rewards do drop. I didn't run into to many issues of over farmed areas though.
 
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News Comments > Not Even One "M" in Square Enix MMOGs
11. Re: Not Even One Jan 2, 2015, 14:28 JeffD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 2, 2015, 13:22:
Is FF14 worth to try now if you, say, like me, were burnt out from WOW style mmo's years ago?

F14 tends to include most of the same styles and features that WoW, GW2, and RIFT has brought. I don't think ff14 can claim to introduce anything new. Spells and the world itself are still heavily final fantasy influenced. The game does tend to be a little grindy, and what I mean is you have an excellent single player quest line for your first class to reach 50, but if you opt to level up new classes on the same character, your quest will dry up ( plus no main quest line) and you are forced to use guildleves (repeatable questlines) and FATEs (dynamic spawning events) ontop of the usual dungeon crawls.

End game gear catchup is good, but not quite as good as WoW's raid finder system which helps you jump right into securing end game gear. Ditto with the legendary weapon quest that all classes have, many of the older tiers of the questline have been made easier, but the later steps consist of a considerable grind. (and not a retarded tradeskill grind like GW2).

IMO, if you liked WoW but just got tired of the same content, you will like ff14. The game carries many features that help make leveling challenging and keep you visiting low levels areas. One of my peeves with wow was every expansion was breaking the leveling game more and more, making it braind dead easy and dull, and this has not effected FF14 yet.

Oh and don't count on much pvp, it is there as like 4 on 4 groups, but that is the extend of it. Square does balance things out by modifying pve spells in arenas like Guild Wars does, but there is nothing outside of arena style combat. There is pvp gear, but no special stat like resiliance.
 
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News Comments > Not Even One "M" in Square Enix MMOGs
8. Re: Not Even One Jan 2, 2015, 13:11 JeffD
 
Fion wrote on Jan 2, 2015, 12:49:
Less than 1-mil between the three? I thought FFXIV was this mega-awesome MMOG that everyone adored? I never tried it, ever since GW2 came out I've had no real interest in the scene.

And yes, an MMOG can be successful and produce revenue without reaching WoW numbers, there are plenty of MMOGs that are successful in their own right.

I played through GW2, as much as I love the atmosphere (And hate how they blew up lions arch) I simply could not get around the lack of the dps/tank/healer trinity. Dungeon crawling and boss encounters are a mear shell compared to other MMOs. And I felt shackled when I wanted to create a character with stronger healing or damage absorbing aspects. Also the crafting system was just sooooo tedious.
 
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News Comments > Not Even One "M" in Square Enix MMOGs
3. Re: Not Even One Jan 2, 2015, 11:19 JeffD
 
Such a shame. I jumped on FF14 when warcrafts last expansion dropped and glad I did. Been enjoying it very much. FF14 deserves much more praise. Luckly it has a 14 day trial for pc users that can be taken at any time, and its $12.99 subscription plan makes it cheaper then most others.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 12, 2014, 10:35 JeffD
 
Whats that? My streaming music service I paid for is now only serving me old and clunky hd and the pirates are letting me download 4k? Hellooooo pirates, good bye legit streaming services!  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 7, 2014, 14:39 JeffD
 
aaaand hardware has officially out paced any software for it.  
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers
7. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 19, 2014, 20:32 JeffD
 
I was thinking about it, I came back to wow in the start of the year again and was just casual playing with the content i missed. I had intended to get the expansion but I had alot of doubt when the patch with all the class changes hit. I really really did not like it. Esp after leveling a shaman to be my new healing class only to have his heals turn to shit.

Now a week before the expansion, FF14 has a free weekend + sale and i got hooked. So no more wow for me, I'm gonna be in ff14 for a while. -_-

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch
56. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 8, 2014, 03:30 JeffD
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 18:34:
If that cinematic was "pretty laughable bad" then I have no f'ing clue what you'd think was actually good. Show that cinematic to people without telling them what it was from and they'd probably think it was Pixar.

The gameplay, though, is just TF2 mixed with Monday Night Combat. I was about as excited as I've been for a game in a while after the cinematic, and after the gameplay trailer all I am is disappointed that it's just another multiplayer team shooter.


I ment the cinimatic trailer was just a horrible story representation of the universe. Crashing an overwatch museum with stereotypical tongue in cheek gags? How are we supposed to take it even remotely serious?

As for "just another multiplayer team shooter".. are you fn kidding me.. did YOU even watch the gameplay trailer? You have 12...TWELVE Classes so far, each has there own skills and play style. Not all of them are twitch based front line assaults. And there will be MORE coming. The diversity of group combinations is going to be huge. Bigger then anything currently out there in the FPS market. And balance is paramount so if there is anyone who can do this right, it is either blizzard or ncsoft, so I am glad to see one of those doing it.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch
31. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 7, 2014, 16:49 JeffD
 
Omni wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 16:42:
Meh generic

Please tell me you were being extremely sarcastic. This looks really good, it looks like.. a stylized shooter like TF2 with rpg elements like mass effect, but the character classifications and skill trees are much more likely to be far more in depth, taken from blizzard fantasy rpg roots.

The cinematic movie was pretty laughable bad but the gameplay trailer was intense. As someone who loves class based shooters like TF2 and is missing out on bungies console only poop, I can't wait to try this.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer
2. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer Nov 5, 2014, 20:00 JeffD
 
...I need a new video card.  
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News Comments > On Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Mantle Support
22. Re: On Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Mantle Support Oct 26, 2014, 22:18 JeffD
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 18:33:
Of course, most of those seem to be dual core.

Ahh you are right. Didn't look hard enough, I figured they would use different letters to show the multi-gpu cards. Since I don't think THAT was what they used, they seemed to have been testing an 8gb test card that we will probably see soon, and probably well under $600 still.
 
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News Comments > On Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Mantle Support
21. Re: On Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Mantle Support Oct 26, 2014, 22:13 JeffD
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 17:33:
??? the AMD 290x is like $300 not $1000.... confused by your post.

No, the 4gb version is $300... the 8gb is super limited atm and cost $1000+ on both amazon and newegg.
 
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News Comments > On Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Mantle Support
14. Re: On Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Mantle Support Oct 26, 2014, 16:52 JeffD
 
Wait wait wait.... did they just compare a $600 nvidia card to the $1000 8gb ati card.... and get excited over 1.5 fps average increase?!?! AMD you still suck, you need to get you fabrications updated so your processors stop adding to my cooling bill.  
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News Comments > ArcheAge "Illicit Gains" Revoked
1. Re: ArcheAge Oct 22, 2014, 20:36 JeffD
 
Ahhh trion, good ole "penalize the innocent" tactics... tell me how that works out for you.  
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