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Nickname Fibrocyte
Email fibrocyte@gmail.com
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Signed On Aug 19, 2007, 13:42
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User ID 43638
 
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News Comments > The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Early Access
1. Re: The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Early Access Nov 19, 2013, 04:58 Fibrocyte
 
What is this I don't even.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns DRM Ending
19. Re: Shadowrun Returns DRM Ending Nov 13, 2013, 09:38 Fibrocyte
 
Sho wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 08:34:
Fibrocyte wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 07:54:

Steam is so convenient and non-intrusive that I would hesitate to categorize it with typical DRM. Why must people whine so damn much about nothing?

It's not whining to point out that none of Steam's convenience and non-intrusiveness derive from its DRM features; it'd work just as well if it didn't have them, and it would allow users additional freedoms that I've sometimes desired in practice. I use Steam, I get value out of Steam, but I think it could be even better. Fortunately, it actually has been improving, too.

I think having DRM-free purchase options for games only increases the pressure on Steam to improve, so I think it's a good idea to ask for them for that reason alone. However, I've also sometimes explicitly bought a game from a different vendor than Steam because circumstances required me to have those additional freedoms Steam doesn't offer (for example, concurrent logins).

Having an opinion != whining.

I don't disagree with much of what you said, but still stand by what I said. This was the comment I quoted:

"Sooner you do, the sooner I buy! No more money for Gabe Newell's DRM."

That is whining. He did not state that Steam has value but he wants it to get better.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns DRM Ending
14. Re: Shadowrun Returns DRM Ending Nov 13, 2013, 07:54 Fibrocyte
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 07:43:
"We’re starting work to get Shadowrun Returns available on GOG.com right now - not sure how long that will take but we’ll let you know as soon as we have an answer."



Sooner you do, the sooner I buy! No more money for Gabe Newell's DRM.

Steam is so convenient and non-intrusive that I would hesitate to categorize it with typical DRM. Why must people whine so damn much about nothing?
 
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News Comments > Warcraft and Warcraft II Coming to Modern PCs "In Some Form or Fashion"
5. No subject Nov 11, 2013, 10:11 Fibrocyte
 
FFXIV is a damn good MMO in the mean time. The PvE is done really well and PvP is coming in early December. Yeah, it'll take time to balance PvP but there's plenty of PvE for me in the meantime. Plus, the game is just downright beautiful.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Beta Signups
6. Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Beta Signups Nov 9, 2013, 02:55 Fibrocyte
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 02:21
: Why is Blizzard making Hearthstone?
A: We looooooove money. [/quote:


95% of the other game makers out there would say the same thing. The remaining 5% who say otherwise are liars.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
6. Re: Saturday Mobilization Nov 2, 2013, 21:15 Fibrocyte
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 16:27:
Why do you think I've always said, "Google is not your friend."

People should always be looking at most corporations from an entirely hostile and adversarial perspective. Apple especially.



Google is fine if you aren't a cry baby. I don't mind if they advertise towards my interests since they give me the best free search engine, best free email, etc.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
26. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 2, 2013, 21:12 Fibrocyte
 
Even if we stop treating him like a traitor he'd still be one. What a stupid coward that guy is.  
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News Comments > Thief Trailer
10. Re: Thief Trailer Nov 1, 2013, 18:56 Fibrocyte
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 18:47:
Jesus, they're really just destroyed this property.

Well sayed.
 
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News Comments > ROAM vs How to Survive
13. Re: ROAM vs How to Survive Oct 28, 2013, 13:51 Fibrocyte
 
Alamar wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 13:40:
Fibrocyte wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 11:29:
Quboid wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 10:59:
I can see why he'd be concerned but this is why you don't go public until you're damn sure. At best he's looking silly and if 505 Games aren't amused he could be sued.

I presume ROAM, the game, existed in development before 505 contacted Roam, the developer - so it couldn't be that in fact they're ripping off 505's idea (which I think was Creston's point, that you seemed to have missed Fibrocyte).

505 contacted ROAM through Kickstarter. Suggesting that Ryan ripped off "Monster Island" and is now trying to cover it up by accusing 505 of stealing from him is absolutely absurd. If Ryan stole from anyone then his best course of action is to stay quiet.

So I didn't miss Creston's point at all. Creston missed what is going on here. However, like I said in my initial post, I agree that he should've did some serious fact checking before going public.

How is it absurd that eh may have stolen the idea from "Monster Island"...

Maybe because he didn't know about it before this fiasco... Oh wait, who claimed that? : )

-Alamar

Because he's the accuser. This isn't a complex situation, guys.
 
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News Comments > ROAM vs How to Survive
9. Re: ROAM vs How to Survive Oct 28, 2013, 11:29 Fibrocyte
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 10:59:
I can see why he'd be concerned but this is why you don't go public until you're damn sure. At best he's looking silly and if 505 Games aren't amused he could be sued.

I presume ROAM, the game, existed in development before 505 contacted Roam, the developer - so it couldn't be that in fact they're ripping off 505's idea (which I think was Creston's point, that you seemed to have missed Fibrocyte).

505 contacted ROAM through Kickstarter. Suggesting that Ryan ripped off "Monster Island" and is now trying to cover it up by accusing 505 of stealing from him is absolutely absurd. If Ryan stole from anyone then his best course of action is to stay quiet.

So I didn't miss Creston's point at all. Creston missed what is going on here. However, like I said in my initial post, I agree that he should've did some serious fact checking before going public.
 
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News Comments > ROAM vs How to Survive
5. Re: ROAM vs How to Survive Oct 28, 2013, 10:49 Fibrocyte
 
Creston wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 10:40:
What to do when you're stealing someone's game:

Step 1) Accuse the other guy of stealing YOUR game.

It's okay if you don't understand what is going on here.
 
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News Comments > ROAM vs How to Survive
1. Re: ROAM vs How to Survive Oct 28, 2013, 09:56 Fibrocyte
 
I think his reaction was justified, though he may have wanted to contact 505 first and ask "WTF" before making it so public.

Either way, he's working very hard to make an ambitious game with few resources so I give him a lot of credit.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
21. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 27, 2013, 05:39 Fibrocyte
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 19:58:
DrSquick wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 16:41:
How is $699(+$100 for the type keyboard) for an i5, 4GB ram, 1080P, SSD, touchscreen, stylus, x86/x64 laptop unreasonable?

I have been using a 128GB Surface Pro with a type keyboard as my only work computer since it came out, and I am plenty happy... I have a full-sized keyboard and mouse at my desk, and a nice monitor with a mini-DP to DVI converter. So I plug a mini-DP and the power in at the office, and I have the exact same dual-screen setup I used to have with a full-sized laptop.

The only time I ever use it as a "tablet" is when I need to take notes in meetings, I tear the keyboard off and use a pen with OneNote.

I suppose if people think of the Surface Pro as an iPad-wanabe, then yeah, I can see it is way overpriced. But as a primary-use laptop, I think it is priced great!

Well, you are wrong, and your company is wasting money.

You telling someone they're wrong only validates how right they are.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Progress "Very Good" - Steam Early Access Planned
5. Re: DayZ Progress Oct 24, 2013, 09:17 Fibrocyte
 
Actually, I'm looking fwd to 7 Days to Die. However, it was greenlit by steam and then I just went to their website today and when you click on the greenlight link it says "this title has been removed for breaking the TOS". WTH.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $24M; New Video
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2013, 12:10 Fibrocyte
 
Is this first or third person or both? Is it best played with a joystick? Their website seems neat but it's a mess trying to find out WTF you're actually supporting. I got more information from wikipedia but anything you guys can share to help me understand whether or not I should back this would be much appreciated.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 22, 2013, 09:31 Fibrocyte
 
It seemed like a silly claim to me and, sure enough, after reading the article it is more of an ad for istock than anything else.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Beta Changes
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2013, 08:21 Fibrocyte
 
The commercial implies that this is like BF1942. Is that the case or am I being misled? I had a blast in 1942 and haven't really cared for the series since. Not that it's bad, it just morphed into something less interesting for me.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2013, 15:45 Fibrocyte
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 15, 2013, 14:13:
DICE recommends sucking their balls too. Are you going to do that?

You are so incredibly ignorant.
 
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News Comments > Avadon 2: The Corruption This Month
5. Re: Avadon 2: The Corruption This Month Oct 15, 2013, 12:28 Fibrocyte
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 15, 2013, 11:33:
Sweet. Always ready for another Spiderweb Software game.

Agreed. I've played most of their games and beat some. They're perfect for long distance air travel.
 
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News Comments > Dogs of War Online Closed Beta
1. Re: Dogs of War Online Closed Beta Oct 9, 2013, 20:49 Fibrocyte
 
Hmmm... I'd be interested in trying this, but can't seem to figure out how to get a key from the list of foreign sites they posted. Of course, I'm too tired to put in much effort. I'll figure it out in the morning.  
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