Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
West Point, NE 02/20

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Verno

Real Name Verno   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Verno
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
Total Comments 16435 (Ninja)
User ID 51617
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ] Older >


News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
29. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 14:46 Verno
 
Patch notes are up.

"* Fixed Spirit Blade to no longer trigger combos"

That wasn't really what was broken about KE guys

"[PC] Pressing the interact key (default F) will take everything from containers."

That's not the fix people had in mind either.

Reading it over there a few PC specific tweaks to address complaints but nothing approaching what was needed. In fact only one significant tweak that I can see, the right click hold in tactical mode. Hopefully patch 3 has more substance for PC users...

This comment was edited on Dec 9, 2014, 14:53.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > AMD Catalyst Omega Released
6. Re: AMD Catalyst Omega Released Dec 9, 2014, 14:10 Verno
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 11:28:
My concern with AMD has always been their drivers. It just seems they really don't spend much time testing them. Their hardware is always top notch, but I have always had more success with the Nvidia drivers, they test them more than AMD does.

They gutted their driver team a few years ago and I've been kinda avoiding them since. Their hardware has been running hot and loud for awhile now too. To be fair though you can run into compatibility issues with any brand, I've seen plenty with Nvidia too.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2014, 14:00 Verno
 
He apparently got up to a lot of shit, including unnecessary medical procedures mentally challenged kids and some other really shady stuff. He lost his license to practice medicine in the UK, was totally discredited in the medical community and is essentially a pariah to all but the weirdos who are convinced vaccination is evil.

What's sad is that he still defends his "research" even though every single aspect of it has been thoroughly discredited.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
24. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 13:29 Verno
 
When you do the search pulse little dots appear on your radar now that show stuff you can loot. Finally a use for your minimap.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
20. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 13:04 Verno
 
Also anyone else notice Varric is always lagging way behind everyone else in terms of damage? He's got great banter options so I want to take him but his DPS is terrible. Even with his Bianca upgrades maxed out whenever possible hes always the lowest. I've been thinking about just making him dual daggers or something which feels like sacrilege.

I feel like I'm missing a quest or something that will make him more powerful but I swear I've done them all.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
19. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 12:58 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 12:46:
They never said, but I imagine it has to do with Frostbite? Maybe it's just very hard to get the engine to queue that stuff up properly?

Yeah I don't know either. The AI was already there and done, its been used in 2 games now so I'm confused why they scrapped it altogether instead of attempting to port it to DA:I. The basic AI they put in its place doesn't do the game justice. I know the terrain elevations in this present a challenge but it still seems odd. I didn't really notice or care much until I went up against a tough mob for the first time and then you really start to see your companions doing stupid things.

But port wise, it's a fantastic port. We shouldn't just dismiss the port as terrible because the UI is bad.

I guess maybe we have different definitions but to me a fantastic port would have UI and design accommodations for the PC. This has a lot of graphical options going for it and not much else. I like the game so I kind of make excuses for it when possible but it's a middling port at best. It's easier to gloss over that since its not so much stability as it is quality of life stuff but we've all dinged other games for the same. That's just control stuff too without getting into the terrible inventory/crafting/etc side of things.

The good news is that the community was very vocal about it and Bioware is actually attempting to fix it. I think my second play through in this will be a lot more enjoyable as a result.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
15. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 12:08 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 12:01:
From what Alan Schumacher said, it didn't seem hopeful that would happen.

I still don't understand why they backtracked on tactics so much, it was one of the best things in the previous games. The AI in this game is pretty idiotic and I guess maybe I wouldn't care so much if the tactical cam was better and the mode itself had queuing but ugh.

Let's be fair here stuff

The hotbar thing is kind of a given considering the console versions have 8 hotbar buttons, they just put a different picture on the interface for it. The rest of the graphical options are courtesy of Dice more than Bioware. I do think the game looks pretty spiffy in terms of visuals but I also want a PC interface and controls that make sense. I hope todays patch is the start of that.

This comment was edited on Dec 9, 2014, 12:13.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2014, 12:05 Verno
 
I've always found that if I get a coat with a deep hood and flaps that draw in and get buttoned on the side that my face is usually pretty warm. I'm sure I look ridiculous in it but probably not much more than wearing a balaclava  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
11. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 11:52 Verno
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 11:44:
I think the game is pretty stable for the most part but the interface and design shit is all consoleland. We have more of a console version that runs on a PC rather than an actual PC version at the moment, that's what I'm hoping they patch up.

It's not quite that bad, at least we got proper graphical options and keyboard bindings. God it's sad that I'm saying that as if its something to be grateful about and not just an expectation for releasing games on this platform I've seen worse ports but I do agree that they didn't give the PC any real attention. The annoying thing is their marketing smokescreen pre-release about how the PC version was getting serious attention. The tactical camera turns out to be terrible and nothing else materialized. Oh well, I hope they get moving on these patches. Supposedly the Xbox 360 patch is up right now, hopefully PC to follow.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
9. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 11:18 Verno
 
Xero wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 11:00:
I haven't read into this one too much, nor watched that many videos to prevent spoiling it. Can anyone confirm that it plays similar to the original Dragon Age Origins?

I only ask because Dragon Age 2 sucked major in the direction they took it. I preferred the original much much more.

I'm about to put together a beast of a PC rig finally and planning on some big titles to go a long with it and this is one I have in mind but not sure just yet about jumping on it. The idea that they are releasing free content is awesome but not a deciding point when I buy games.

It doesn't play that similar to DA:O to be honest, its off kinda doing its own thing. The conversational style stuff is vintage Bioware, the rest of the game has a different feel. It's somewhere between DA:O and DA2 with a bit of MMO trappings mixed in. You should watch a few videos to see if it'll be up your alley or not. I personally like it but the game has plenty of flaws and stuff that might drive some people nuts. The storyline and main quests are the high points of the game, the zone exploration is also pretty fun due to great art/map design.

I'm not giving them any points for free content either, they shipped the PC version in a pretty sorry state and the game has consolitis all over it. I don't really know what their version of fixes will be either so I'll judge that when we have it in hand.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed Again
33. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed Again Dec 9, 2014, 09:27 Verno
 
That's fine, take your time and do it right. The previous Witcher games a lot of fixes and massive patches, I'd prefer to avoid that if possible.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
82. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 9, 2014, 09:26 Verno
 
I hope they fix this with a patch too. Ability rings not working, some of them even hurt your damage when unequipped. "Ship it, fix it later".  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Dec 9, 2014, 09:20 Verno
 
You have fun with that, I'll stick to my human food.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
81. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 9, 2014, 08:45 Verno
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 07:25:
The UI is a piece of shit that I hate interacting with.

Yeah I ranted about this in a previous topic, its terrible. The worst part is that they tried to make something that was good for multiplatform but in the end its not good on anything, I've seen complaints about it on all platforms. Full screen yet only uses a portion of displayable space. The codex is in size 30 font using caps, requiring a ridiculous amount of scrolling. Their implementation of categories and filters is awful. The crafting interface is inept and like throwing the dice, will I get something with a rune slot? Who knows! The comparison tools are basic and only usable in certain windows. The list goes on and on.

I remember the UI in DA2 and that's what they used as a base here, awful stuff. I really hope they revisit this in the next game. Speaking of next one, EA is awful mum about the sales of this game, does anyone know how it did?
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
53. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 14:41 Verno
 
PropheT wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 14:24:
Unlike MMO's where you're required to do those things to progress or level, you really don't have to do them for those reasons in Inquisition at all. I find that I like those sorts of thing because they're objectives to be completed as I explore, rather than seeking out and completing fetch quests when I get to an area like it's a themepark design.

I just did the stuff I found enjoyable and ignored the tedious stuff as much as I could, there was a lot of it though. I think if anything they went a bit overboard on the repetitive stuff, probably because they were so sensitive to criticisms of people being short changed on content in DA2. The later zones have some cool stuff and I hope people don't miss out on it because they got burnt out.

Hard to implement my ass, devs are just lazy. The class system in that game was so awesome, every class and hybrid was not only viable but distinct and fun to play.

Dragon's Dogma was the shit, still no sign of Deep Down or a Dragons Dogma 2 unfortunately.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
50. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 14:05 Verno
 
Fion wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 13:15:
On the original topic, the only zone to do the 'mindless MMO fetch/kill/fedex' quests is the first open zone, Hinterlands.

Most of the other zones have the same sort of stuff, just in less volume. Find a note here, go drop off this thing or kill this guy. Collect some shards, find the astrariums, the Inquisition needs its main leader to pick more plants etc etc. I've done basically every zone in the game and while some are more interesting than others, they all share a lot of filler content. You can ignore some of it but if you want to get into crafting at all then you'll be doing a lot of collecting.

What the other zones are better at is that you can find a few tombs and the odd thing like that to shake the monotonous stuff in the game. You've also unlocked your companions by then and have their stuff to do. The Hinterlands zone quest is basically the main quest which doesn't help either, the other zones have a quest to take you through the area doing more interesting things.

I think my favorite zones are The Emerald Graves and Crestwood. Fallow Mire was pretty awesome too.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
41. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 12:53 Verno
 
Frijoles wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 12:36:
How's the combat for non-archer classes? The combat for my archer is horrible. I barely even have to face the direction of a mob to shoot them. The combat is worse than an MMO, and the quests I've seen are the same (although I've read that's because I'm in the starter area). I played for a few hours and was bored out of my mind. I'm wondering if it's just that the archer class is shit.

Every class gets better once you get their spec in terms of combat options and stuff but it sounds like Archer just isn't your thing. I found it pretty fun to play but to each his own. Give 2H melee a shot.

To be honest most areas are like the starter area in the sense of having many dumb "quests" and 1-2 good ones that are actually worth the time. So yeah if you're tired of whatevers left in Hinterlands, move on. The story and zone quests are interesting, stick with those. Only do the MMO collection shit if it happens to be on the way, otherwise ignore it.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
37. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 12:17 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 12:13:
I thought the way they handled it with Dorian was actually pretty well done. You never have a clue that Dorian is gay until it's revealed as being THE major source of discontention between him and his father, who is the lord of a major house in Tevinter where homosexuality is perceived as abnormal and something to be ashamed of.

But then they also ramrod the transsexual crap of Bull's second-in-command down your throat in a way that serves zero purpose and adds literally nothing to the game in any, shape or form. "Look at us! We're including the transgenders! See how progressive we are!"

Still, at least they're trying, and they're getting better with the gay stuff. It doesn't do anything for me, but I don't mind it being in there now that I can just ignore it. DA2, otoh, pissed me off with it.

Yeah for sure. I can see how people would be a bit rankled by it in previous games, DA2 was especially obnoxious in how they handled it. I did forget about the social commentary with Krem though, the presentation there was a bit ham handed.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
31. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 12:09 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 12:02:
I don't have a source either just what I observe in the forum chatter. People certainly talk about it, mainly negative, but I don't see many saying "Bioware games are awesome, and romance options are one of the biggest reasons."

Hell your source is this thread, several of us piped up that we don't care for the romance silliness

Right there with you. "Romance" in previous BioWare titles amounted to the fevered wet dreams of virgin fan fiction enthusiasts. And sitting around the camp fire flirting with exotic and scantily clad wizards and warriors when the world is in peril? Get off your stupid ass and go kill a dragon, you pervert.

This is pretty much what I think but try not to say.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
24. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 11:53 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 11:43:
He basically said They (developers) include "him" in games to attempt to make gay people appear normal and accepted, when they are already normal and accepted - and only serves the developers interest, not gays. There was more but that was the jist of it.

For me, I feel any romance as an rpg line is annoying at best no matter how it's done or who it serves.

That's certainly a fair comment in some respects. In past Bioware games they haven't always handled it well and sometimes it comes off as a bit "we're so inclusive hooray us". That being said they're getting better about it, unlike past games they don't go out of their way to beat you over the head with their sexual preferences or gender identity. That information is there if you want it but characters don't define themselves based on it and it doesn't come off as preachy or self-serving for the dev.
 
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: DOTA2, Kerbal Space Program, The Wolf Among Us
Watching: Scorpion, Spaced, The Remaining
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
16435 Comments. 822 pages. Viewing page 10.
< Newer [ 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo