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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > X Rebirth Patch; Linux & OS X Beta; New Game Plans
16. Re: X Rebirth Patch; Linux & OS X Beta; New Game Plans Sep 3, 2015, 15:03 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 13:59:
Eh, they've done a pretty good job patching this turd up, they gave away some meaty DLC/expansion stuff for free, so it's not a case where they got their money, flipped you off and ran away forever. So I'm willing to look at their next game.

That said, I'm never again pre-ordering another game of theirs. Their next one, if it's any good, I'll get when it's on sale for 20 bucks somewhere.

Pretty much this. Although I will say that the marketing they did and the hype they built for the Rebirth launch bordered on fraudulent.

Maybe that was the publisher talking through Bernd or maybe it was booze and blow but it still sucked that they sold something different than they lead people to expect. Bugs aside.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Act of Aggression
10. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Act of Aggression Sep 3, 2015, 08:16 Slashman
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 07:37:
YAWN. Such a dead genre

Yeah...that Starcraft 2 really bombed and no one plays it anymore. RIP.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Patch; Linux & OS X Beta; New Game Plans
9. Re: X Rebirth Patch; Linux & OS X Beta; New Game Plans Sep 2, 2015, 20:13 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 19:56:
Slashman wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 19:28:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 19:18:
X Rebirth sucked.. I tried really hard to like this game but it fucking sucked. How can you go from X3: Albion Prelude to this garbage...

They said it was a necessary step. Make a crappy, single-ship game which generally sucks and then use that to buy time and resources to make an actual X game again. Slight paraphrasing by me there...

Did they actually say that? Or is that what you're interpreting the video as saying?

That's not from the video. It is based on posts in their forums and interviews.

They literally believed that the best way to make a new X game was to start from what the first game in the series was. A single ship game with a limited universe. Then they would use that base to make something closer to X3.

Interesting plan...except for the part where nobody liked Rebirth.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Patch; Linux & OS X Beta; New Game Plans
7. Re: X Rebirth Patch; Linux & OS X Beta; New Game Plans Sep 2, 2015, 19:28 Slashman
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 19:18:
X Rebirth sucked.. I tried really hard to like this game but it fucking sucked. How can you go from X3: Albion Prelude to this garbage...

They said it was a necessary step. Make a crappy, single-ship game which generally sucks and then use that to buy time and resources to make an actual X game again. Slight paraphrasing by me there...
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Patch; Linux & OS X Beta; New Game Plans
1. Re: X Rebirth Patch; Linux & OS X Beta; New Game Plans Sep 2, 2015, 17:23 Slashman
 
Yeah I'll just wait until the new game launches and has been reviewed before deciding.

Narrowly missed that Rebirth hype train at launch.

Fool me never...
 
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News Comments > Act of Aggression Launch Trailer
5. Re: Act of Aggression Launch Trailer Sep 2, 2015, 08:40 Slashman
 
I'm interested. Haven't played a good RTS in a while.  
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News Comments > Torchlight Burns Out Runic
5. Re: Torchlight Burns Out Runic Sep 1, 2015, 10:02 Slashman
 
I really enjoyed TL2.

I'd even settle for an expansion for it instead of a full sequel.

I never saw the two games as competing. D3 is a different game from TL2 and I think TL2 captures the essence of what I liked about the previous Diablo games better than D3 ever could.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Video Diary
6. Re: Just Cause 3 Video Diary Aug 28, 2015, 09:41 Slashman
 
Joss wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 08:52:
“..this huge amount of extra horsepower allows us to do things that simply weren’t possible until now."

Except put in co-op. These guys are idiots. No longevity for this.

Totally. Its just like the Elder scrolls series. Really sad how fast Skyrim died off and no one bothers to play it anymore. If only it had co-op...
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Video Diary
4. Re: Just Cause 3 Video Diary Aug 28, 2015, 08:44 Slashman
 
Rhett wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 04:53:
Haha. I'm also surprised no co-op, after those people put in so much effort and made that mod, and it was well-received.

How well-received was it? Because it doesn't look like it was well-received enough for them to turn the gmae into a co-op game.

Also, I can understand why they wouldn't go the co-op route with this. Co-op can seriously restrict the things you can do in a game. Including totally screwing up scripted stuff that's story related.

Not every game needs to have multiplayer. This is their third game in this franchise. If they thought the game required multiplayer to be good, I assume they would have done it by now.
 
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News Comments > "Do or Die" for Frozenbyte
6. Re: Aug 27, 2015, 12:04 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 11:20:
If they had stated the truth from the outset - instead of allowing people to infer... - and adjusted the price for a much smaller game all would be well. This is a problem of their own making.


Yeah I'm *gasp* agreeing with Cutter again.

I just don't get this. The situation sounds sympathy-worthy on the surface, but when you look at the experience and past titles of the studio, it doesn't make sense that they botched things that badly.

Even without taking into consideration what you told fans, when you played the game from start to finish, what did you feel like it delivered and was worth? What did the testers feel?
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Reveals LawBreakers
6. Re: Boss Key Reveals LawBreakers Aug 26, 2015, 20:30 Slashman
 
Woohoo F2P!!! Soooo looking forward to this!!! Count me in!! Is there a $100 starter pack I can pre-order??  
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
165. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 15:23 Slashman
 
Tigger wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 15:05:
Flatline wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 11:57:
Tigger wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 10:11:
After doing a bit of reading last night, it looks like Roberts hasn't shipped a game since 2003. And that game was late. By years.

I think this may be a case where, perhaps as a producer or designer, he may be in a bit over his head.

Freelancer? You mean the game MS *fired* Chris Roberts from so that it could eventually ship?

Yeah, that's the one!

So why the lack of confidence? Wiseguy
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone The Grand Tournament Expansion Released
6. Re: Hearthstone The Grand Tournament Expansion Released Aug 24, 2015, 22:30 Slashman
 
You people are spending money in this??? Wtf  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 23, 2015, 19:07 Slashman
 
Wth happened in this thread??? Headscratch  
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Head Start Plans
11. Re: Sword Coast Legends Head Start Plans Aug 22, 2015, 23:16 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 19:19:
KS wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 18:47:
"The necromancer...with the heart of gold!"

"When I use infernal magics to yank souls back from the great beyond and bind them to dead bodies against their will and enslave them to my commands, I feel real, real bad about it!"

So .. an emomancer?

I'd pre-order that... Embarassed
 
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News Comments > On Trine 3's Length and Future
12. Re: On Trine 3's Length and Future Aug 22, 2015, 21:02 Slashman
 
Frozenbyte are not a new studio. They've been around. Why would they budget so poorly for something like this? Trine is one of their best franchises.  
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News Comments > Age of Wonders III Mod Support Plans
9. Re: Age of Wonders III Mod Support Plans Aug 22, 2015, 10:13 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 10:06:
Slashman wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 00:34:
Cutter wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 19:17:
Yeah, it was a huge letdown. A definite day one purchase regret.

Fortunately I purchased it after the first expansion and much patching and it was pretty awesome.

Hrm, maybe I'll have to do that then. I loved the original but this - as day one at least - was disappointing to say the least.

A lot of people thought so as well. I would say though, that with the new expansion and the new mechanics like the race governance system, it is a very solid game now.

Well at least depending on what you hated about the initial launch it is solid. If you jump back in, play the beta patch...lots of good stuff in there including a new tutorial.
 
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News Comments > Age of Wonders III Mod Support Plans
7. Re: Age of Wonders III Mod Support Plans Aug 22, 2015, 00:34 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 19:17:
Yeah, it was a huge letdown. A definite day one purchase regret.

Fortunately I purchased it after the first expansion and much patching and it was pretty awesome.
 
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News Comments > Age of Wonders III Mod Support Plans
2. Re: Age of Wonders III Mod Support Plans Aug 21, 2015, 18:18 Slashman
 
Unless you have unlimited resources and insane processing power, there is never going to be a high level AI in any 4x type game that doesn't cheat.

ALL high level AI in most 4x games get bonuses to production, gold etc.

Unless you have discovered the magical means to give an AI an organically adaptive brain, that's what you'll always have.

That said, the AI in AoW 3 is not that bad. It is actually pretty decent. Also...are you forgetting that there is such a thing as Greater Disjunction? Maybe the AI is using that...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Development Moves In-House
24. Re: Star Citizen FPS Development Moves In-House Aug 18, 2015, 16:38 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 15:17:
So how about that SQ42 release late 2015..

Ha HA! You funny... Giggle
 
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