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News Comments > The Old Republic Lead Designer: "We Are Looking At Free-to-Play"
55. Re: The Old Republic Lead Designer: Jun 15, 2012, 09:51 Slashman
 
Jonny wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 09:33:
That just means you didn't enjoy it, it doesn't say a thing about it's depth or complexity since you missed a good 90% of the game.

There is no depth or complexity to WoW. That's what people who play it tell themselves its got because it makes them feel better.

For crying out loud, I had a friend who couldn't even play City of Heroes properly switch to WoW and then start trash talking me about how 1337 she was. Blizzard made a game for the dumb masses and they came like ants to an open sugar bowl. WoW makes dumb people feel good. It's what Blizzard does. Well unless you're playing Starcraft...then it makes Koreans feel good.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Lead Designer: "We Are Looking At Free-to-Play"
27. Re: The Old Republic Lead Designer: Jun 15, 2012, 00:45 Slashman
 
NKD wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 23:30:
Why these MMO developers continue to think WoW is anything but an extreme outlier is beyond my understanding. You can't reproduce WoW because you can't go back in time and beat them to the punch. When it launched, and for quite a while after, it was the only retard-friendly MMO. Everything else had a huge learning curve or some other barrier to entry.

Retard-friendly! I'm thinking I should save that quote somewhere for future reference 'cause that's exactly how I think of WoW.

But now, years later, gamers are more comfortable with the MMO concept and want something that is catered more to their preferences, rather than a catch-all like WoW.

The problem is that the investors want to be able to fill their swimming pools with cash and dive in them.

A well-designed and focused MMO catering to a certain type of player may be decent...but its not going to bring the kind of revenue numbers that make headlines(and pools full of cash). No one really wants a comfortable sustained income from MMOs now...they all want billion-dollar cash-cows.
 
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News Comments > Citizens Bank Sues Curt Schilling
7. Re: Citizens Bank Sues Curt Schilling Jun 14, 2012, 23:45 Slashman
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 23:41:
Bet wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 22:32:
Court documents indicate Schilling also personally guaranteed a $1.5 million line of credit from Middlesex Savings Bank of Natick. He also used his personal gold coin collection to help obtain a loan from Bank Rhode Island, a unit of Brookline Bancorp. in Brookline, for an unspecified amount, according to records.

In all, Schilling told the Providence Journal last month, he guaranteed $12 million in loans for the company, in addition to investing $38 million directly.


How much did he get paid as pitcher, again?

An article I recently read said he earned like $110M over his pitching career and had about $50M left. Apparently between what he initially invested and other credit facilities he extended the company, he's actually almost broke now. That hasn't been confirmed but he apparently banked almost everything he had in the bank on 38 Studios.

*SIGH* There is the is thing. I forget what it's called...

Oh yeah!! Foresight! Why don't people ever use it anymore?
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Lead Designer: "We Are Looking At Free-to-Play"
19. Re: The Old Republic Lead Designer: Jun 14, 2012, 23:14 Slashman
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 22:07:
How did SWTOR come out and not even match the current crop of MMO features? All that money and we got fantastic voice acting I know I eventually skipped through.

And here is the problem. Money spent on paying high profile voice actors in lieu of decent game design with a mind to interesting and fun gameplay.

I still hold to the fact that if you take away all the cinematics, voicework and flashy special effects moments, every game should still be fun to play on the basis of its core mechanics. The classic 'click skill and wait' combat of MMOs is old, tired and needs to be put away.

Oh well, maybe in another 5 years when someone else comes out with a SW MMO.. it's have TRUE space combat, transportation freedom, a better AH interface, and have more innovations and less cookie cutter MMO mechanics.

We never needed a SW MMO in the first place. We needed a decent KOTOR sequel with all the trimmings and stuff that they couldn't get in the first time around.
 
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News Comments > TERA Free Trial
13. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 13, 2012, 23:20 Slashman
 
NKD wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 22:57:
Calistoga wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 21:45:
Just make sure you have beefy computer to enjoy it to its fullest. We bought 2 new computers just to play this game after we started playing it and loved it. There is your endorsement.

The endorsement of a day 1 single-post account is exactly what I needed. Buying a 100-pack for me and my fellow Blues Newsers right now. You guys ready? Lets do this.

I am SO there with you bro!!!
 
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News Comments > Rockstar on Max Payne 3 Cheaters
15. Re: Rockstar on Max Payne 3 Cheaters Jun 13, 2012, 18:30 Slashman
 
Prez wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 18:04:
I'm still surprised that Max Payne got multiplayer to begin with.

This...so much this.
 
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News Comments > Endless Space Beta
8. Re: Endless Space Beta Jun 13, 2012, 13:32 Slashman
 
Yeah...combatwise I don't think there is enough depth to keep me interested. 'Cards' don't do it for me. Not sure why they would go with that.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Asia Downtime to Remove Duped Items
10. Re: Diablo III Asia Downtime to Remove Duped Items Jun 11, 2012, 20:39 Slashman
 
Dev wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 20:19:
Didn't I just read like 20 replies in the other diablo 3 thread from diablo 3 defenders saying how there weren't any dupes?

You there!!! Close your eyes and repeat this 20 times: 'There are no dupes! There are no dupes! D3 is perfection!'
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
4. Re: Saturday Previews Jun 10, 2012, 23:05 Slashman
 
RailWizard wrote on Jun 10, 2012, 09:52:
Prez wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 19:38:
Star Trek is a third-person co-op shooter game featuring the two main characters Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock.

A shooter? Well, there have been other good Star Trek shooters (elite force was amazing), so maybe it will work. Though a shooter is not the first genre I think of when I hear about a Star Trek game.

Elite Force was definitely good. No 3rd person consolized shit there. Raven at it's peak was a thing of beauty.

This is so true. To this day, Elite Force 1 and 2 are a couple of my favourite shooters.

I always wanted them to make a sequel...but nothing ever happened. Not all that enthusiastic about a 3rd person shooter for this. Not that I mind 3rd person shooters, but I don't have a good feeling here.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jun 10, 2012, 20:42 Slashman
 
I too, am rather perplexed by the lack of news concerning Rebirth. I'm really looking forward to learning more about the game and hopefully seeing what combat will be like.

If you are playing Albion Prelude, I highly recommend the XRM mod. It really changes the game for the better and adds a bunch of interesting stuff(new ships, weapons, bases etc.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 8, 2012, 14:59 Slashman
 
I wasn't aware that exclusivity was relevant to patches. PC got the other patches first. Even the ones that added new stuff, like ranged kill cams.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details
11. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 01:23 Slashman
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 23:05:
10-20 hours

So one day...

wow great

Yeah...if you sit and play nothing but Skyrim for 20 hours then sure. Just make sure to stock up on a sturdy diaper and snacks so you won't ever have to move from your chair.

20 hours is less than what most full games give you these days...so I'm not sure what there is to complain about.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details
5. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 21:57 Slashman
 
Definitely looking worthwhile...so barring any unforeseen downsides, I'm going to grab it.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC Port Issues
40. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Jun 7, 2012, 10:53 Slashman
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 10:22:
Verno wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 08:51:
StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 03:50:
Because there are a lot of RPG fans like me who only game on PC, and could not play this game otherwise. I know people on here will rip this game a new asshole for basically being an emulated console game, but I would rather play the game than not.

Having actually played both games on the consoles, I think they're wonderful but not so good that you'd want a shitty port of them just for the sake of being able to play them. All of the port stuff sounds ominous, I'd caution people to wait until other users or a PC centric site like RPS reports in about the port quality.

Oh yeah, certainly not a day one buy with talk like this.

And there are levels. Something like Darksiders that has only a resolution option and really needs to be played with a controller is one thing, but no options, not real mouse support and FPS issues? That is really a new low for ports.

We shall see, but no matter what happens I am just saying I am happy I have the option to play the game in some form.

I beat Darksiders just fine with a mouse and keyboard. Didn't feel the need for a controller at all. I'm pretty good doing the combos and stuff too. It just requires mapping your keys sensibly.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack's VR Headset
14. Re: John Carmack's VR Headset Jun 7, 2012, 04:26 Slashman
 
J wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 02:52:
Shall I go and fetch my lawnmower, man?

Nice one!
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Dawnguard As Soon as Next Month
16. Re: Skyrim Dawnguard As Soon as Next Month Jun 6, 2012, 18:16 Slashman
 
That was a really pointless trailer for what I am pretty sure will be a really pointless game.  
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News Comments > Star Wars 1313 Trailers
25. Re: Star Wars 1313 Trailers Jun 5, 2012, 21:57 Slashman
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 20:11:
Sadly, I believe you are right. Whatever creativity there was at LA was long ago butt-raped by Jar Jar Binks...

I don't ever want you putting images like that in my head again. Do you hear me???!!!??
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P Next Month
37. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P Next Month Jun 4, 2012, 23:39 Slashman
 
I'm just amazed that investors are still willing to put their cash behind WoW clones.

Even after failure on top of failure of any game to be a WoW competitor much less a WoW killer, something still makes people want to bet on a formula that has really only been successful for a single game for the past 8 years.

The Elder Scrolls MMO is another example of something doomed before it even starts. But they blindly charge forward expecting a different outcome by doing the exact same things that have been failing. You simply can't do it that way anymore.
 
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News Comments > LEGO: The Lord of the Rings Announced
19. Re: LEGO: The Lord of the Rings Announced Jun 3, 2012, 00:37 Slashman
 
What the hell is wrong with me? I'm agreeing with space captain!!!!  
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News Comments > Oil Rush Tower Defense Map Pack
4. Re: Oil Rush Tower Defense Map Pack May 31, 2012, 18:55 Slashman
 
From what I have read in other, more extensive reviews, it isn't supposed to be about microing groups of units like in C&C or Starcraft.

Its about deploying units to the correct points to defend and capture so that you stifle your enemy's economy, while taking over the important resource nodes on the map.

A platform will keep producing units until it reaches its cap or until it is taken over so it is more of a tower defense scenario than a straight RTS game.

I'll probably pick it up on sale at some point just to see how good it is.
 
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