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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
7. Re: Sunday Mobilization Apr 13, 2014, 23:11 Dr. D. Schreber
 
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 13, 2014, 21:54:
Shame nobody but Sprint offers unlimited plans though.

AT&T has a $45 unlimited talk/text/data plan through Straight Talk. Speed is throttled after 2GB of data usage and the contract says ABSOLUTELY NO TETHERING EVER OR WE WILL EAT YOUR CHILDREN, but they're apparently not very good at policing that even if you don't take measures to avoid detection.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2014, 11:58 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Whelp, I guess Warrior is finally on the Terrain of Testament for good.  
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News Comments > New Titanfall Game Modes Coming
13. Re: New Titanfall Game Modes Coming Mar 26, 2014, 11:47 Dr. D. Schreber
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 11:03:
So anyone still playing this? How's it look now that the shine has worn off a little bit??

I definitely still consider it solid post-shine. Once the new car smell (new Titan smell?) wears off, you're left with a solid shooter that has fun mechanics and good balance, despite that lack of "OMG REVOLUTIONARY!" reviewers like to spout.

The first two expansions for BF4 really soured me on that, and playing a couple shooters (this and Hawken) that are both better balanced and have less "get shot after running around the corner" nonsense make me wish I hadn't even bothered with BF4. I might not enjoy Titanfall quite as much if I hadn't gone into it angry at something else, but then, I haven't stopped playing, either.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Bans
10. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Bans Mar 18, 2014, 13:40 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 09:31:
There's a gaping hole in your theory though. You must be assuming that all cheaters are participating in these forums that you speak of in order for your theory to be valid and we definitely don't have enough data for you to make that claim.

Of course I'm not, it's just an example of observable behavior.


The people that I am theorizing about would likely avoid such trolling activities and would want to hide their cheating activities even from other cheaters. It would be their dirty little secret which would destroy them if their peers found out and all the work that they did to fit in would be wasted. That's basic psychology.

The fact is, we simply don't know what drives every cheater and to bunch them all up into a single category is silly. If you go and look at many of the cheaters profiles (who have been caught), you will see that their scores are way to low to be using the cheats to grief. You really should expand your mind and consider that there is more than one mindset when it comes to cheaters. Like any group of people, there will be differing motives which lead them into similar circles.

Until you've actually put together a reasonably large sample of "many of the cheaters profiles," I will remain thoroughly unconvinced that competitive cheating happens on a scale that warrants all the paranoia going on here. As long as you're going to throw around "basic psychology" like every Internet knowitall, could you at least back it up with some basic research?

Of course, to do so, you would also have to account for...

Drazula wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 11:58:
Talk about an authoritative fallacy. You guys are making a huge assumption that everyone that is banned is cheating. People have been banned for doing nothing wrong. If Activision does not give users the ability to have their ban reviewed, they are heading for a class action lawsuit.
[Edit]Turns out that the cache on the PS3/PS4s is causing erroneous bans.

...and you can't. Without solid numbers on how many false positives there are, you can't make an estimate on how many of those bans, let alone the ones whose stats point to them not having blatant aimbots, are actual "competitive cheaters."

There is a long list of subtle cheats designed to give a slight advantage and they are the ones that rarely get detected, unlike the older types of aimbots and wallhacks that griefers tend to use and are obvious to the skilled players.

How often these are detected is also purely speculation.

I would also think that wallhacks would be on the "competitive" end of cheats, since they provide a passive advantage that isn't readily apparent. Of course, since it's not readily apparent, it's just as wide open to false accusations and the same uncertainty about how many players are really cheating with them, as well as how many players are flagged as false positives for them when they're not actually using them; I'd be interested to know how many players have experience getting accused of wallhacking after a lucky shot while rounding a corner, versus how many are actually wallhacking.

BTW, I like how you twist my words. For instance, I said some of the cheaters and you changed it to most cheaters. That says a lot about your close-minded way of thinking. So I wonder which one of us is actually entertained by this conversation.

As long as we're talking about twisting words: "you're just providing entertainment" was obviously referring to any given hypothetical player who loudly QQs without a hint of self awareness, thus providing the reaction that feeds any given hypothetical griefer's entertainment, so you can go ahead and wonder all you want.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Bans
7. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Bans Mar 17, 2014, 21:20 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 15:31:
JayDeath wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 15:06:
It never occurred to me that gamers can be so twisted to buy another copy of the game after being banned for hacking just to hack and risk getting banned again. Those people must be really disturbed and sociopathic.

I suspect that some of the cheaters are just trying to be competitive with their friends who are skilled at the game and it might just be their way of fitting in. On the other hand, many of them are probably mentally disturbed like you said.

They're just griefers, they're not trying to fool people into thinking they're good, they're not trying to be competitive. Many people who enjoy this type of behavior have no problem paying for another copy of the game, because they have to, to keep having their fun. Do a little google-fu and you can find the forums cheaters hang out on easily, you won't find many posts from people asking what hax is best to be competitive.

I've never understood how so many people go off the rails screaming "WHO DO THEY THINK THEY'RE FOOLING!" and the like. They're not trying to fool anyone. The entire point is to ruin the fun of legitimate players. To assume that most cheaters are trying to be competitive is to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the behavior. It's no different than trying to have a debate on a forum with someone blatantly trolling; it's not going to work because they're not there to have a debate, and the fact that you're trying is just entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Optimization Tips
35. Re: Titanfall Optimization Tips Mar 16, 2014, 09:48 Dr. D. Schreber
 
The only time I've lost head-on to a smart pistol is when the other guy panics and spams it without trying to lock on before I kill him. Fair game, I've certainly done that with pretty much every gun in every game with guns.

Really, I agree that the smartpistol is BS, but not because it's convenient to use it as a scapegoat while telling everyone how smart I am for hating Titanfall.

It's BS because it's goddamn near worthless and they spent time making it when they could've made a neater, more functional weapon instead. It's not even very efficient for farming the minions. In the time it takes to lock on, you can easily aim and plink one or two shots into a minion, or multiple minions in a group, with most semi-auto weapons. Failing that, you can hose them down with an SMG, the LMG, or the definately-not-the-Glock-18 pistol.
 
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News Comments > State of Decay DLC Plans
10. Re: State of Decay DLC Plans Feb 28, 2014, 20:14 Dr. D. Schreber
 
The world persistence is a non-issue; it will only negatively effect your game if you leave it in a negative state to begin with. If you leave the game alone for more than a day, the amount of time that passes is unnoticeable.  
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News Comments > Space Pirates and Zombies 2 Announced
8. Re: Space Pirates and Zombies 2 Announced Feb 7, 2014, 12:36 Dr. D. Schreber
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Closed
37. Re: Titanfall Beta Closed Feb 7, 2014, 02:01 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 17:54:

Nobody would be complaining if they had made clear in the beginning that it was 6 vs 6. Nobody would be complaining if the player limit was 6 vs 6 and there weren't more than twice that number of AI on the field.

Bullshit no one would be complaining, everyone would have just been complaining sooner because it has nothing to do with expectations, it's because "more = better" is the pervasive mentality.

And I have yet to see a BF4 map where 64 players is too much. Lockdown is pushing it, but it's nowhere near as bad as Metro was with even 32 players in anything but Rush mode.

Not sure if troll.
 
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News Comments > YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns
20. Re: YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns Dec 18, 2013, 04:19 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Frijoles wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 23:44:
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 23:22:
If they had permission then there wouldn't be any claims, would there? That means the content owners would be cutting off an extra revenue source. I think it's you who needs to brush up the facts, champ.

You missed the part where it's all YouTube's automated bot, not the content owners. Blizzard and a few other big publishers are trying to mass-allow everything but haven't been able to. One guy was doing a video of his own game with his own music, and it was removed for copyright claims. The content identification bot isn't working.

As a joke I once posted a capture of the rat QTE in Battlefield 3 and labeled as exciting new gameplay footage from Skyrim showing the first enemy of the game. It got bot'd for having footage owned by Bethesda.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Art?
9. Re: Alien: Isolation Art? Dec 10, 2013, 04:52 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Could be worse, could be Prometheus.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 4, 2013, 23:04 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 20:19:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 19:40:
We're already (over)paying the ISPs for our connections. They make a boatload of cash, given that they've got monopoly/duopoly market power and charge double the price for a fifth of the bandwidth compared to the rest of the industrialized world (except Canada). I honestly have no idea why Obama thought this guy was good. Maybe he doesn't, maybe he just thought "This is the only guy I can get past the Tea Party."

Dude, hasn't occurred to you yet that Obama is a DINO. Tell me where he hasn't appointed lobbyists like any other president. He stacked agriculture with ex-Monsanto and Cargill execs and lobbyists. And that pattern continues through everything he does. He's a snake oil salesman. Hope and change is right, hope that the elites acquire even more power and money, and changing everything to ensure that happens.

Not sure how that makes him a DINO and not "standard politician."
 
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News Comments > DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs
14. Re: DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs Dec 4, 2013, 21:07 Dr. D. Schreber
 
I'll just leave this here.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion
18. Re: The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion Dec 4, 2013, 03:20 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Prez wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 20:06:
This should have been in the original release. What little there existed of space missions was appalling. Then again, if the space combat is as boring and stupid as the land combat it won't be any better than what was there. What a terrible, terrible game. To think they abandoned making Knights of the Old Republic 3 for this abomination. Ugh.

Don't forget, this is also KotOR 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8!

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News Comments > FTL: Faster Than Light Expansion Next Year
5. Re: FTL: Faster Than Light Expansion Next Year Nov 11, 2013, 21:38 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Now if only I could get vanilla events to line up so I could finally get that damned crystal cruiser...  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Oct 25, 2013, 11:37 Dr. D. Schreber
 
On the hardest difficulty, you still only get the first battery recharged automatically. It's also still slow without upgrades.  
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News Comments > Ultra Street Fighter IV Dropping GFWL
14. Re: Ultra Street Fighter IV Dropping GFWL Aug 14, 2013, 17:02 Dr. D. Schreber
 
With all this fighting game news lately, it must be a sign that ArkSys is going to look at the PC and we'll get a nice PC version of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, right?

...right? Someone lie to me that this is sound logic.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC Plans?
7. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC Plans? Jul 8, 2013, 10:54 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Considering there's a season pass for the game, why is this surprising?  
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News Comments > Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers Released
9. Re: Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers Released Jun 27, 2013, 07:02 Dr. D. Schreber
 
Krovven wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 01:31:
Most decks can be unlocked by playing the game. Foil cards are a waste of money and for "collectors". There is zero need to pay to unlock decks if you just play the game.

Fun fact, you can turn off foil effects in this one. If you just want your multiplayer opponents to see your shinies, the foil purchases are even more derp than usual.

I suppose I'm just giving Mooninny more ammunition, though.
 
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News Comments > The War Z Name Change
5. Re: The War Z Name Change Jun 19, 2013, 18:21 Dr. D. Schreber
 
It's hilarious how some people still whiteknight for this thing...  
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