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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Trailer
5. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Trailer Nov 30, 2013, 19:43 Slashman
 
F2P really needs to be relegated to grindy Asian MMOS.

Games Workshop needs someone to set some decent standards for their IP.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
65. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 28, 2013, 12:06 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2013, 11:21:
Ok the GMG sale has started - 4 deals every 4 hours. Bioshock Infinite is on atm for $10.

Skyrim mods? Get the Hi-Rez pack off of Steam. The Sabre Cat mount rocks. Immersive Weapons and Immersive Armor are sweet. Pure Waters is a must. Climates of Tamriel makes a big difference. Auto Unequip Ammo - if you use a bow at all. Realistic Lighting Overhaul and Enhanced Lights and FX make a huge difference too. Staic Mesh Improvement Mod las but not least.

Never heard of some of those mods. Thanks Cutter. I'll try some of them on my next playthrough.

Right now I keep getting my butt handed to me in XCOM EW on classic/ironman. Not sure I'll ever win at that difficulty...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 24, 2013, 14:16 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 13:49:
X Rebirth is probably being bought by fans of the previous games who understand that Egosoft has the habit of shipping beta products, and trusts them to fix it later.

I think most of those guys bought it already. The others who waited aren't going to grab it in the current form.

If I thought it was an easy fixer-upper I would grab it, but I don't think it is. There are some fundamental design flaws in the game. Some of them put Rebirth behind X3 even at launch.

The stuff they swore they fixed wasn't fixed, so much as it was sidestepped.

For me to buy, they will need to have fixed the all the problems and then release an xpansion. So that is likely more than a year away.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 24, 2013, 11:59 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 10:29:
Unbelievable that people are still buying the broken and buggy mess that is X Rebirth... sad really.

The power of overhyped trailers.

They are making a killing.

The number of people playing though, is not that high. I guess people are buying and then discovering what it is they bought.

 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
4. Re: Evening Screenshots Nov 24, 2013, 00:50 Slashman
 
Unless it has something other than crap combat, I'm missing it by a mile.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 21, 2013, 17:01 Slashman
 
KS wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 15:51:
It was a cute and clever phrase; now it's ruined.

q'd

It's generally only a matter of time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 21, 2013, 13:37 Slashman
 
because stupidity!  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall (Berlin) in January
9. Re: Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall (Berlin) in January Nov 19, 2013, 14:09 Slashman
 
I'm planning to pick this up over the Steam Christmas sale.

I keep hearing good things. It's just the backlog. The evil Steam backlog!!!!
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans
55. Re: X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans Nov 19, 2013, 08:58 Slashman
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 20:11:
What's the latest X3, is it Albion Prelude? (Edit: seems AP is the newest but it needs TC; 20 for the pack - nope.) Is there an all-in-one mod for that which you guys recommend?

The mod list (thanks SpectralMeat, Taskeen) is interesting. It's encouraging that there's already these fixes, even if many of them should have been in the game from the start.

Get X3 Albion Prelude and install the XRM mod. I think it is the definitive X3 all in one mod. Makes a lot of sensible changes and adds some challenge where needed. Including some graphics tweaks and lots of new ships to play around with.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
62. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 18, 2013, 14:21 Slashman
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 14:03:
Creston wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 14:00:
I really wish they would have made a "reconquer nation" mission to free nations you'd lost.
Yeah that would be great.
I already lost China and looking at the amount of red in the list of Countries without satellites and I am way behind in making uplinks and building satellites I think I will loose a lot more.
Oh well, one more lesson for the next play through. I am enjoying the game a heck of a lot regardless.

It's awesome to get your butt kicked!!!
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans
15. Re: X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans Nov 18, 2013, 12:23 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 11:54:
* reads thread. goes back to playing Albion Prelude *

You are a smart person.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans
8. Re: X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans Nov 18, 2013, 10:59 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 10:46:
I played now for 20 hours and the game is a joke. There is absolutely no motivation to build anything because it never integrates into a real AI economy. Everything is even more fake and smoke and mirrors than before.

The thing is that in X3, what was 'fake' were the origin of NPC ships. They didn't come from shipyards. Factories simply spawned freighters out of thin air, and military ships were the same. Everything else required resources to build so that the economy made sense. Even though sometimes that created some annoying shortages, you could take care of that by supplying the factories with what they needed. Sometimes competing freighters would beat you to it. It was still more real than Rebirth.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans
5. Re: X Rebirth Apology & Patch Plans Nov 18, 2013, 10:45 Slashman
 
Bugs are really not the issue here.

There are fundamental game design issues. Ones which will require a lot of work to fix.

You're basking in your high sales now, but metacritic scores, the Steam forums and your own forums(full of your loyal fans) are not telling a happy tale.

Let's not even touch on the fact that the game apparently may have started as a console game.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
45. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 18, 2013, 10:01 Slashman
 
First time playing classic/ironman in EW and it is kicking my ass SO hard.

I don't think I'm gonna make it. But it is fun as hell!!!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 17, 2013, 20:47 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2013, 19:28:
I agree with every single one of these points. Hopefully Egosoft can fix most/all of these issues, but it's going to take awhile.

I think they just ran out of money and released it. Even some of the long time testers are saying it's in essence just a public Beta.

That's an optimistic view. Those fixes are probably close to a year's worth of work.

Well maybe they will use the modders' efforts to help. Still a long time before I buy.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 17, 2013, 17:10 Slashman
 
In the first place, and IMO, the games didn't need to be more accessible. There is a limit to how simple you can make something which is inherently complex.

What was needed is a proper in-game tutorial, a decent encyclopedia and an automatic adviser type of help like the kind that Civ 5 has.

X games are not as complex as they seem at first, they just need explaining. It baffles my mind that Egosoft can't seem to document and explain their own games properly after all these years.

They also suck at story, plot and character way worse than Bethesda ever could. But they insisted on making it a focus of Rebirth. You can't do it Egososft, so it is insane to make the plot a mandatory part of gameplay and a requirement for upgrading your ship.

The game didn't need, and doesn't benefit from, walking around stations in first person mode. It would have been fine to just get out of your ship and into a general lobby area on the station where every thing and important NPC is accessible. NPCs look and act like zombies from a bad old horror movie.

The living universe and economy apparently is a lie. Most of the traffic is window dressing around stations and does not take part in the economy like they specifically said in the dev videos.

This is Egosoft's worse work yet. And it took them 7 years to do it.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth
107. Re: Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth Nov 16, 2013, 20:42 Slashman
 
Well a forum regular posted earlier that their touted economic model seems to be a fabrication somewhat.

They were all going on about how every ship you see contributes to the economy, but it seems that only large haulers really do anything. A lot of the station traffic and highway traffic is just fluff. Also, it seems like you can't easily follow a ship to its destination because of the travel system so you don't really know if it does what they say or if the whole economy is just a big illusion.

From the looks of things, it is no more complexly modeled than the X3 economy. Except it took 7 years to make...
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth
88. Re: Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth Nov 16, 2013, 11:53 Slashman
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 16, 2013, 11:03:
Im so glad I never bought this....

It really makes me sad that I have to say that. I really liked X3 and would have liked to feel like I should have preordered.

Looks like I'll have to wait a year or two for it to turn into a workable game that I can enjoy.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth
83. Re: Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth Nov 16, 2013, 10:37 Slashman
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 16, 2013, 10:05:
No radar....Jesus that fucking sucks....

Yeah but at least the aesthetics of your cockpit look really cool now. Even better if you could actually look around the cockpit...
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth
79. Re: Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth Nov 16, 2013, 09:27 Slashman
 
They originally weren't going to call this an X game and I strongly believe that they should have stuck with that plan.

I had doubts when I saw that they put in walking on stations. I have a feeling that it was not originally going to be included. It seems like a huge time waster. Egosoft are not FPS or RPG makers. They need to stick to the things they are good at.

They needed to correct the problems in X3. They claimed to have done that with the AI navigation and SETA removal.

They went on and on about accessibility, but the problem with the old games wasn't simply accessibility. It was the lack of proper in-game tutorials and information.The no-radar thing is mind-boggling. Why would you not have a radar?

X games to me have always represented the Elder Scrolls experience in space, but with even more freedom. I never thought that a linear/forced plot was what they were missing to make them great.

All that plus a single ship is not what I was hoping for in Rebirth.

I can't even get onto their forums right now.
 
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