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News Comments > FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response
36. Re: FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response Aug 28, 2013, 13:48 NKD
 
Cram wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 13:37:
Can you play solo in this game if you want?

You can level up solo. But other than that I'm not sure there's really much for you to do.
 
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News Comments > FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response
23. Re: FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response Aug 28, 2013, 11:11 NKD
 
That's one way to spin it.

Anyway, FF14 is okay, but it doesn't really innovate or do anything new and cool, so I don't see it being too successful in the long haul. Not with a sub cost anyway.

It's just a pretty standard theme park grind, though a fairly polished one.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Lost Planet 3
10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Lost Planet 3 Aug 28, 2013, 01:56 NKD
 
Guess I'm waiting for the Steam sale.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Thursday
5. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Thursday Aug 27, 2013, 22:12 NKD
 
walrus1 wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 22:01:
NKD wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 21:53:
Wake me up when the PC version is out.

If we're all asleep waiting for it who will wake us up?

That's a good question...
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Thursday
2. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Thursday Aug 27, 2013, 21:53 NKD
 
Wake me up when the PC version is out.  
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs PC Features Planned
18. Re: Watch_Dogs PC Features Planned Aug 27, 2013, 21:28 NKD
 
entr0py wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 21:15:
That can only mean they're going to include PhysX exclusive features rather than just doing a version that will work on any video card. At least when AMD sponsors a game and gets their logo splashed on the screen, it doesn't carry any proprietary bullshit.

If AMD had a proprietary tech they thought they could muscle people into adopting, they'd do the same shit. Let's not pretend it's some kind of moral stance.

And if the recent AMD Evolved stuff is any indication, their exclusive feature is "We've disallowed the developer from working with Nvidia to get driver fixes ready for release day."
 
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs PC Features Planned
5. Re: Watch_Dogs PC Features Planned Aug 27, 2013, 12:41 NKD
 
Ubi has already been doing very good PC ports for some time. Nothing new here.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 26, 2013, 19:27 NKD
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 26, 2013, 17:30:
WTF was the caregiver thinking when she was doing going to work unarmed???? Darwin award candidate got what she deserved LOOOLZZZ

She wasn't unarmed, it was her gun. That's what makes it all the more stupid. It's not like she was unaware there was a loaded gun in the house. Of course being that she was like 90 years old maybe she was.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Aug 26, 2013, 15:21 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Aug 26, 2013, 14:35:
Dacron wrote on Aug 26, 2013, 14:27:
I'll support indie game makers when their product looks interesting. I don't support them so they can 'follow their dreams'.

That's my feeling too.It would seem that the idea for indie development is to hit that seweet spot where following your dreams = making what lots and lots of people are interested in.

It's very tough to try and come up with something that meets your design goals AND will have players. My project was originally something along the lines of a multiplayer-only real-time 4x. (I didn't want to waste CPU cycles on some AI that would have been shit anyway). I wanted it to be really deep with a lot of emergent gameplay so I started with very fundamental rules to the universe, some basic physics simulation, etc.

After a while I was so far down the rabbit hole of weird simulation-ish mechanics in my 4x that I realized the game was too complex to ever get anyone interested outside of a few super hardcore players. Scrapped that prototype before there was even any gameplay, just a galaxy with procedurally generated planets orbiting in real time.

The game I really want to make, no one will ever buy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 26, 2013, 14:05 NKD
 
There's nothing worth reading in the comments of major news sites anyway. They should just disable comments altogether.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Aug 26, 2013, 13:36 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 26, 2013, 12:59:
NKD wrote on Aug 26, 2013, 10:01:
Whenever I read stuff like this, I put down my own project for a few days and sulk.

Do you have a blog or something where we can check it out?

Nope. Don't really have anything I want to show yet. I'm still writing my own engine so it's a lot of boring technical shit that I'm slowly sucking less at.

Once I have something to show this'll be the first place I do it though
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 26, 2013, 10:41 NKD
 
Gun safety people. Learn about it. Also, don't let little kids or people with a poor grasp on reality near M-rated games.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Aug 26, 2013, 10:01 NKD
 
Whenever I read stuff like this, I put down my own project for a few days and sulk.  
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News Comments > GTA5 Gold; Rockstar Addresses Leak
62. Re: GTA5 Gold; Rockstar Addresses Leak Aug 26, 2013, 09:04 NKD
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2013, 08:48:
Cutter wrote on Aug 25, 2013, 23:17:
Only the console kiddy wigga gangstas were 'down' with San Andreas. And that's all that was. So yeah, if you were a 14 year old wigga I'm sure it was pretty sweet.

Haha, god forbid a game makes you step outside of your comfort zone for a moment. WIGGA GANGSTA SIMULATOR!!!

Come on Verno don't be ridiculous. 1992 California gangster culture is for wannabe thugs and imbeciles. 1986 Florida gangster culture is for discerning gentlemen.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 Gold; Rockstar Addresses Leak
60. Re: GTA5 Gold; Rockstar Addresses Leak Aug 26, 2013, 08:41 NKD
 
Dev wrote on Aug 26, 2013, 06:47:
Yet its one of the most popular news posts (going by popular thread list on the left). Thats probably why its posted on bluesnews.

It's posted on Blue's because it's a popular post on Blue's? I get your point but the way you state it is hilariously circular.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 Gold; Rockstar Addresses Leak
52. Re: GTA5 Gold; Rockstar Addresses Leak Aug 26, 2013, 00:50 NKD
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 26, 2013, 00:34:
So, that makes you an over-the-hill yayo freak, ecstatic to vicariously re-live the neon glory of the olden days?

That actually sounds like a disturbingly accurate description of Cutter. Except you forgot his horrific erectile dysfunction and tendency to murder prostitutes.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter Fails
10. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter Fails Aug 24, 2013, 12:20 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Aug 24, 2013, 12:01:
Hey, Dyack, maybe people just don't trust you? Just throwing it out there.

Most people don't even know/care who he is. The game just doesn't look interesting.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard No Longer Listing Titan Jobs
4. Re: Blizzard No Longer Listing Titan Jobs Aug 24, 2013, 00:10 NKD
 
Blizzard joins the small cadre of developers who have seen the writing on the wall and decided they can't make another WoW.  
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News Comments > Steve Ballmer to Retire
7. Re: Steve Ballmer to Retire Aug 23, 2013, 11:50 NKD
 
Developers!  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions
19. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions Aug 23, 2013, 11:24 NKD
 
aesir05 wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 11:10:
InBlack wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 10:16:

Yeah and we all know how WoW clones fare...

You'd think that people would get the hint by now

I found this image showing subscriptions for some mmos

With stuff on the horizon changing things up a bit, I think developers are finally getting it through their heads that they can't keep making the same fucking game for the same fucking people.

I mean how many failures-to-thrive does it take for developers to understand that the WoW model is DEAD. Even WoW, which is still ten times better than any of its clones, is 33% off its peak population, but its competitors aren't faring any better.Where are those people going if not to the competition? They are leaving MMOs because there are sick of the same damn model every time. You can get someones attention with a fresh coat of paint, but you can't keep them around once they discover your gameplay is no more satisfying than the game you were just playing.

SWTOR showed us that even a great IP can't capture peoples attention for long if the gameplay isn't there. SWTOR was an incredibly shallow game because they wasted all their time and money on story crap and let it hamstring their development process.

Developers need to start innovating for the sake of innovation. Players will try your game, enjoy the fresh ideas, and tell their friends. Sure, they'll be skeptical at first, as they should be. But that's no reason not to try something new. Someone posted something on another forum the other day. A quote falsely attributed to Henry Ford, yet still rings true:

"If I had asked the people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."

Sometimes you have to make new things so that people can discover new things they enjoy. It's like making someone their favorite food for dinner every night. They will quickly get sick of it, even though they are still telling everyone it's their favorite food.

Unfortunately Zenimax didn't catch on to this yet.
 
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