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News Comments > ArcheAge Hits 2M Players
6. Re: ArcheAge Hits 2M Players Oct 3, 2014, 10:02 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 09:59:

Man thats such a cool story. UO was the shit! Why cant they make games like that anymore? Heaven forbid that people actually discover emergent gameplay outside the box, or use the game to earn some hard cash.

Err well technically I was breaking the EULA I guess but the landscape was different back then for selling things out of the game. eBay didn't police anything and people were paying hundreds for a tower plot outside of a main town. It was kinda nuts.

Anyways back to ArcheAge, hows the PvP? PvE stuff bores the crap out of me in MMOs. What's the model here, is it freeform or designated zones, arenas, etc?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2014, 09:58 Verno
 
I would happily pay a sub fee for the site FWIW but the whole backend would probably need an overhaul to accommodate it.

I hope if you ever reach the point where things become dicey that you would let people donate to help out, I would hate to see the site go down like many others have over the years.
 
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News Comments > ArcheAge Hits 2M Players
3. Re: ArcheAge Hits 2M Players Oct 3, 2014, 09:55 Verno
 
Gonna be hard to combat the guys going after real estate, people pay a ton of RL money for it. A long time ago UO paid a good chunk of my tuition fees, selling decayed real estate to lazy people on eBay. Just had to keep an excel list of places to jump around and check, log in a few times a day. These days I would imagine they have it all automated with scripts and bots.

 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Delayed
18. Re: Pillars of Eternity Delayed Oct 3, 2014, 09:13 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:13:
Obsidian is behind schedule. Gee...what a surprise.

We've seen what happens when Obsidian rushes so your cynicism is a bit silly.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record
31. Re: Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record Oct 1, 2014, 15:03 Verno
 
I didn't put any money into this so I just sort of read these threads with amusement at the back and forth. They seem to be pretty far behind their proposed schedule which by itself isn't a big deal, that happens in gaming all the time. I understand wanting your MP stuff tested and released for feedback early but have they mentioned at all what is going on with the SP campaign?  
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer
8. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer Oct 1, 2014, 12:06 Verno
 
Sho wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 11:27:
I also kind of agree with the guys' opinion on the graphics, BTW ... it's not a deal-breaker for me with these kinds of games, but I do wonder why Firaxis just can't seem to figure out how to render things crisp and not washed out. I'm not expecting bling, but in a highly abstract, systems-driven game like that easy-to-read and punchy visualization is directly relevant to gameplay IMHO.

Yeah that's a fair point, I enjoyed Civ 5 but found it is the only game I've owned that gives me headaches after an hour or so of playing. Maybe I just need glasses though, haha. I would definitely prefer the style of graphics you mention, sometimes the game seems to almost have a washed out, pastel look.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2014, 11:12 Verno
 
Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 even exists, no one else wanted to fund it. Exclusives sell consoles and its one of the reasons I will pick up a Wii U when they're a bit cheaper.

Regarding the Destiny cut story line thing, my disappointment with that game goes further than that. They painted a picture of an almost Mass Effect style universe with interesting lore, more activities and whatnot. Instead we got a surprisingly short game thats heavy on repetition/grind. I've just been playing a buddies copy so I don't care that much but if it wasn't for the PvP we wouldn't even bothered playing after launch week. It's a good game but there just needs to be more of everything.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Oct 1, 2014, 11:08 Verno
 
I think like most tech someone just needs to make the case for it, show me some products that make it worthwhile. I need a bunch of games with the kind of experience I can't get anywhere else, not just stuff ported to OR. If they do that they'll get me, I can't speak to the larger market.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Oct 1, 2014, 11:05 Verno
 
It's a good article, I remember the Watch Dogs hype and seeing the final product is immensely disappointing by comparison. It's not a bad game but the marketing is totally disconnected from how it plays out and those sorts of expectations need to be carefully managed.  
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer
3. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer Oct 1, 2014, 10:50 Verno
 
Sho wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 10:44:
Task wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 10:31:
This is one game I feel like pre-ordering. In any case first day buy for me. Harmony all the way, humanity will not repeat its previous mistakes!

I pre-ordered it a while ago, but I thought this surprisingly negative preview was interesting: Click me

Its an interesting write up (thanks for the link) but it didn't seem that negative to me. He just seemed to be conveying that its surprisingly complex since it doesn't relate back to historical elements easily like previous Civ games did. He ends it saying hes eager to see more. I'm totally okay with some complexity and depth, higher learning curve but you tend to get more out of them. Alpha Centauri wasn't exactly simplistic either.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 1, 2014, 09:26 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 21:28:
I don't see where he broke the law from the example they gave. A threat is personal. 'You better watch it or I'm going to kill you' vs. 'You better watch it or someone will kill you' is different in the eyes of the law - the first being illegal and the second being legal because it's indirect.

These little scenarios you play out in your head are not reality. Try saying that to someone in real life and let me know how the police deal with it. Here's a hint, you will be arrested and potentially charged.

An indirect threat is still a threat, especially if you voice it to an individual in that context.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
32. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 1, 2014, 09:17 Verno
 
nutshell42 wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 16:01:
From the part where he mindlessly cheers a "free" upgrade. The same way that Americans cheer their "free" smartphones. It's not free. MS will make you pay and it will be a lot worse than a upfront charge that amounts to less than 10 cents for every day of use.

Just because you said so? You realize that no one forces you to use the MS store. You can disable pretty much every user metric and the bing search crap in 2 seconds. Where is Microsoft going to magically gouge the value out of you? Your complaint seems more like a general rant aimed at something else entirely.

And I really don't understand your (and the other repliers) non sequitur about the utility of the update. If you don't think it does all that much and don't need it then just don't buy it. If you don't mind Windows 7 or 8 then just keep using them until security patches run out in 20xx.

Don't buy what? This is potentially a free update. If it isn't free then I'll look at the features and decide then. It was just a general comment that even if it wasn't free, I don't mind paying so long as the features warrant it.
 
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News Comments > New Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Free Content Tomorrow
3. Re: New Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Free Content Tomorrow Oct 1, 2014, 09:11 Verno
 
I found this pretty mediocre, the netcode especially is atrocious. Uses some sort of weird P2P model where if a single player has any latency it turns into a warping mess for everyone, found similar complaints all over their forums. I think I'll just wait for PvZ2, this sort of weird hybrid didn't really do it for me.  
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News Comments > The Evil Within Trailer
9. Re: The Evil Within Trailer Sep 30, 2014, 14:11 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 23:04:
I wonder where the paid shill is to hyper-promote this game?

You should really give that stuff a break man, its getting weird.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released
36. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released Sep 30, 2014, 14:00 Verno
 
I rarely have to deal with anything on my PC and its very couch friendly too thanks to Steam BPM but to each his own. Back in the day you had to keep up with manual patches, drivers and all sorts of problems but most of that stuff is no longer an issue. Sometimes I sit at the desk and play, other times I load BPM and play in the living room. PC flexibility owns bones. Hardware is definitely more expensive though and I haven't really done the math on if the cheaper games make up for it. Plus sometimes you just have friends who only play on consoles.

Anyway back on topic, is anyone actually playing? The reviews seem to indicate that the game falls a bit flat once you start seeing repetition in the Nemesis system but I'm interested in some hands on experiences.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Sep 30, 2014, 10:02 Verno
 
He can't really do any damage to WoW at this point and its the perfect place for his hyper balance fetishism. I can't think of a more boring class than his pet D3 project, the launch version of the Monk. It was like playing a spreadsheet.  
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. Online Open Beta & Launch Next Month
12. Re: F.E.A.R. Online Open Beta & Launch Next Month Sep 30, 2014, 08:25 Verno
 
The F2P sequel that no one wanted  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2014, 16:01 Verno
 
nutshell42 wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 14:56:
This attitude is the reason corporations have turned into Big Brother. People like think nothing about buying Intel E's with SLI but god forbid they have to shell out $100 every 6 years or so for an OS.

I don't know how you got that from his reply. I have no problem shelling out some money for a significant upgrade but when its questionable that's a different story.
 
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News Comments > Visceral: Battlefield Hardline "Will Work"
23. Re: Visceral: Battlefield Hardline Sep 29, 2014, 15:52 Verno
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 15:42:

You mean other than tons of people who couldn't even connect to the servers? If you don't know how Google works, I ain't gonna waste my time trying to explain.

Hahaha yeah. BF4 had a laundry list of spectacular bugs, I remember a bunch of maps would just outright crash many users (something they fixed then broke again later), at launch I wasn't even able to play for at least a week due to constant server problems, the client was riddled with odd crashes and problems, the list goes on. It's known as a buggy fucking mess for a reason, EA has literally apologized for it on a few occasions, got shit from their shareholders and theres still some weird guy pretending it never happened. It's come a long way since then but the launch period was awful.

Hell that's without even going into what a clusterfuck the console versions were too.


There QA isn't the problem, it's management as always. At EA it simply comes down to a ship date regardless of how many bugs are left. They don't care about the volume of bugs, only crash bugs. So long as it's stable-ish then 'ship that fucker' is there motto!

Yep exactly. People blame the QA guys but they find tons of shit that gets ignored. EA will ship a game no matter what when it comes to their mainline shit, look at the missing features in the sports games or hell, any BF launch.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2014, 14:36 Verno
 
The sink handle was loose and bothering the woman so I took a look. I get it apart and of course Moen used some cheap piece of plastic to handle all of the pressure internally, defective by design and incredibly obvious. The gasket looked like a cheap piece of crap too. Everything is planned obsolescence these days, it has its pros and cons but some stuff I just don't ever want to fuck with like a sink. I would rather pay way too much so I don't have to worry about it but these companies now make bank on the replacement parts so screw you consumer I guess.  
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