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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Patched
29. Re: Battlefield 3 Patched Nov 22, 2011, 23:29 Nate
 
Patch worked fine for me. Started playing after all of the servers were updated. Did notice that the AA vehicle was a little quicker to kill infantry.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Patched
24. Re: Battlefield 3 Patched Nov 22, 2011, 20:06 Nate
 
Vehicles can't be balanced versus infantry in any logical way. If you don't like playing with vehicles, play one of the maps without them.

AA time to kill versus infantry seems to be on par with infantry weapons. I one shot someone with the tank cannon, that's a pretty quick time to kill.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Video Interview; Gameplay Footage
1. Re: PlanetSide 2 Video Interview; Gameplay Footage Nov 21, 2011, 00:15 Nate
 
Blurry ingame footage but it looks tasty.  
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News Comments > Back to Karkand Trailer, Details
10. Re: Back to Karkand Trailer, Details Nov 18, 2011, 19:47 Nate
 
Verno wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 11:23:
Oh boy more things to unlock Rolleyes

I really like the gameplay but I'm a bit disappointed in some of the maps and I really hate the unlock system, it creates a very apparent advantage over newcomers in a way that BC2 couldn't even hope to achieve despite similar concerns. My team last night was rolling people when we had higher ranked folk with all of the attachment/vehicle unlocks, it wasn't even fair. You literally have better weaponry, better accessories for those weapons, more options for vehicle combat and so on. It's just plain unfair and even when its my squad/team doing the rolling it just doesn't feel that fun. The best times in BF3 are when its down to the wire with fair teams.

The squad system needs to be totally redone too. Hardcoded squads with no extra room were a terrible idea. Why was this changed from BC2? That game had a perfectly fine squad system. Why is there no squad voip? You have to form parties using battlelog to get voip at all which makes public play unbearable. BF2 had squad voip and they even went back to patch it into BC2 though I'm not sure it ever actually worked.

At least they are listening on balance issues I guess, IRNV and taclights are getting nerfed very soon. All the same, its still a frustrating experience trying to get you/buddies into the same server, on the same squad and hope that your team isn't full of players who don't have any unlocks.

All true. The servers need to have a better auto-balance sides function.
 
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News Comments > Brink Patch Coming
5. Re: Brink Patch Coming Nov 15, 2011, 22:42 Nate
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 21:57:
According to Steam stats

http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

No

Not on that top 100. Why would you. BF3 is here!
 
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News Comments > Sword of the Stars II Launch Issues
26. Re: Sword of the Stars II Launch Issues Oct 31, 2011, 20:05 Nate
 
Droniac wrote on Oct 31, 2011, 18:37:
They released a massive patch today that fixed the most critical issues. The game now starts properly in 64-bit Windows and the most common crashes have been eliminated. I just played 3 hours straight without a single crash.

They still NEED to fix the sluggish interface, the inaccessible options menu, the sound cutting out randomly, and the lack of tooltips (which has now been partially remedied) but otherwise it's playable and almost enjoyable. The sluggish interface makes things unbearably slow, but there seems to be a good game here.

I tried it for 4 hours. The strategic interface is awful. The combat controls were awful. Major things are not explained. Trading is missing apparently. The wait for AI vs AI battles to resolve is very irritating.

I speculate that the strategic AI is brain dead and possibly also the ship battle AI. Since these are some of the hardest things to code and often get left to the last minute.

Very much doubt the game will be fixed and made fun in a month. Looks like a 6 month job to me. I've asked for a refund. If there are no consequences for bad behavior, you'll just get more of it.
 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter
19. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Stars II: Lords of Winter Oct 29, 2011, 09:19 Nate
 
Keep your money far away from SotS 2 for now. Its not really playable.  
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter
15. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Stars II: Lords of Winter Oct 28, 2011, 21:33 Nate
 
Its a 4x turn-based strategy game but the combat is 3D semi-realtime with fully realized ships. You "design" those ships with various sections, modules and weapons.

The strategic map is also 3D which you zoom in and out on to view the solar systems.
 
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News Comments > CCP Layoffs
2. Re: CCP Layoffs Oct 19, 2011, 20:43 Nate
 
Well at least the management pulled there head out of their nether regions. Perhaps they will also realize they should make a PC version of Dust 514.  
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
3. Re: Morning Screenshots Oct 19, 2011, 19:54 Nate
 
Can't wait for SOTS2 to release later this month.  
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News Comments > Project Zomboid Code Theft
25. Re: Project Zomboid Code Theft Oct 16, 2011, 22:52 Nate
 
LightAssassin wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 21:10:
Sounds like a group of people who have no idea how to manage themselves. I think they are in over their heads and should get somebody to be their business manager and PR person because they are awful at it.

They screwed up, and have done before (paypal issues and they were at fault, google checkout again with them at fault, and webhosting issues because they are too cheap). They talk about getting all these preorders and then complain about how expensive things are. By god did they do any budgeting, cost analysis or even simply check the price and requirements of what they need?

Not backing up was retarded on their behalf, and after people put their faith and prepaid for the game, they deserve the harsh words they are getting.

They claimed they had enough for 6 months development time from pre-orders, and then complain they don't have enough for their servers and everything associated with keeping them running. CDN setups are cheap via the big providers... this whole thing just appears so amateur.

True, true.
 
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News Comments > RAGE PC Texture Fix Coming
82. Re: RAGE PC Texture Fix Coming Oct 16, 2011, 07:59 Nate
 
Just finished Rage a few minutes ago. Played it a Hard difficulty and felt it was too easy.

When I could snipe, of course I'm gonna snipe. That did cost me money at the store for sniper rifle ammo. If the mobs get shot in the head, they will always stick their head out a second time. Kinda ruins it. Wish they had been a little smarter. Mobs should get sniper rifles too. I did like how they would use grenades.

Don't think I'll play through it again. Tired of invisible walls.

 
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News Comments > Hacked 128-Player Battlefield 3 Beta Servers
57. Re: Hacked 128-Player Battlefield 3 Beta Servers Oct 2, 2011, 22:26 Nate
 
Why they are running a beta without Punkbuster on is curious.

A browser plug-in to provide VOIP is a bad idea.

Testing on a map without vehicles is very odd. You aren't testing half of the gameplay.

I really some type of auto-balance has been implemented in the full game. Most games I'm joining have one side with most of the experienced players and the other with a lot noobs.
 
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News Comments > Planned Battlefield 3 Changes
26. Re: Planned Battlefield 3 Changes Oct 1, 2011, 06:43 Nate
 
Think this beta is more for them to test the server performance and battlelog stuff. They have patched the game a little. The Caspian limited testing made no sense.

The VOIP for BF3 has me puzzled. I play lots of pickup games and I'm not hearing anyone talking in game. VOIP seems like a complete screwed mess on an important part of playing a team based shooter.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 ShakyCam Footage
4. Re: Battlefield 3 ShakyCam Footage Sep 26, 2011, 23:43 Nate
 
Guess beta invite will be tomorrow.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta "Still a Ways Off"
6. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Sep 20, 2011, 07:08 Nate
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 01:02:
I've been following Firefall and I am now in the beta (starts tomorrow FYI)

If you have an extra beta invite, send one to me too.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta "Still a Ways Off"
2. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta "Still a Ways Off" Sep 19, 2011, 22:44 Nate
 
I really hope not. Firefall is starting their beta. If PS2 releases a long time after Firefall, then it have a tough time grabbing players.  
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News Comments > BF3 Beta Waiting MS & Sony?
6. Re: BF3 Beta Waiting MS & Sony? Sep 15, 2011, 22:44 Nate
 
This simultaneous release stuff is idiotic enough without adding in simultaneous betas.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Details and Screenshots
9. Re: PlanetSide 2 Details and Screenshots Sep 15, 2011, 00:46 Nate
 
SOE has apparently always planned for this to be F2P. They just haven't decided exactly how they are going to do it. The devs have said that there won't be any pay-to-win at all.

Some of my favorite gaming memories are from the first PlanetSide. Tearing things up in the tank or the one man tank (Lightning).

Taking or defending the towers and bases could also be quite intense.

Can't wait for the beta which should be this year.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Lag-Free?
50. Re: Diablo III Lag-Free? Sep 14, 2011, 20:48 Nate
 
Interesting details in that IncGamer article. Looting can have lag. Combat does not generally have lag unless you have a big spike.

Seems entirely possible. Loot is generated on the server. Combat is hosted on the client and the server verifies the combat allowing some amount of time delay.

The loot is a key thing so that is on the server. You don't want people giving themselves free XP or doing extra damage so that has to be checked by the server.
 
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