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News Comments > Minecraft Enters Beta
28. Re: Minecraft Enters Beta Dec 21, 2010, 11:06 JoeNapalm
 

Whether or not you pay for it, Alpha and Beta are still terms that have meaning. The game, up to this point, has been advertised as Alpha - meaning that it's NOT a stable, feature complete, or fully functional release. Whether or not you pay to participate in the Alpha, it does not magically change the meaning of the word.

No one is making you pay for the Alpha. Indy games like this offer a discount on the release price to participate in the Alpha/Beta because they are indy games and therefore do not have the resources for a full-on testing team. It would be idiotic to pay a big dev house to participate in Alpha, but this was a ONE MAN SHOW - he needed funding and a team, so Minecraft enthusiasts could get 50% for helping address both birds with a single stone.

Yeah, Notch made a ton of money doing this, and can now afford a team - and is therefore ending this phase of the project (paid Alpha).

If you participate in Alpha or Beta, and expect a finished, polished game, you're an idiot and don't understand the dev cycle. If you paid for it, KNOWING IT'S ALPHA, and expect a finished product, you're a fool and an idiot.

Do you buy a used car and expect a new one? No, because you knew it was used when you paid for it.

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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
31. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 16:33 JoeNapalm
 
Prez wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 15:48:
JoeNapalm wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 14:53:
I suppose you don't believe in tips, either?

Yeah, you can pay what you want...but the point of the thing is that you should pay what you think the games are worth to you - as well as giving you the opportunity to support a great charity like Child's Play.

If you want to pay 1 you CAN...but don't be upset if people think that's a lame thing to do.

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I paid 10 bucks. Not sure why you're so riled up with me. But like has been said, the devs deliberately avoided setting a minimum price, and accept that some people will be cheap(er than others).

And FWIW, I'm an excellent tipper as long as the service is good, i.e. prompt and friendly.


Ah, not riled up at you, personally, Prez. Or at anyone on Blue's. I'm annoyed by the thought of people paying nothing and thinking they're awesome for it.

Those people may, in fact, be imaginary. But still...to me...annoying. *Grin*

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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale Begins
1. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Begins Dec 20, 2010, 15:59 JoeNapalm
 

KHAAAAAAAAAAN!

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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
23. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 15:40 JoeNapalm
 

Too many various responses to quote them all, so I'll just hit the high points.

Obviously, anyone who only gives 1 cent is not so bloody poor that they can't afford more, or else they wouldn't have a machine to play on or electricity to run it on.

I'm not saying that everyone has to give a lot - but to give one cent is lame. If the games are only worth 1 cent to you, why even play them? If they were only worth that, you wouldn't even download them.

As for the tipping thing - in this country (the US), it is an accepted practice and courtesy to tip your server. No, you don't HAVE to pay, but it is widely accepted as both insulting and the action of a cheapskate. It's not enforced, any more than saying "please" and "thank you" or waiting your turn in line - but you can't be discourteous and then be offended when someone says it's discourteous.

Or rather you can, but most people are going to still think you're a jerk.

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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
13. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 14:53 JoeNapalm
 
Prez wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 14:42:
Hey, "Pay what you want" MEANS "Pay what you want." If nothing else, the games and developers are getting more exposure than they ever would otherwise. And it has brought in over a million bucks. That's impressive.


I suppose you don't believe in tips, either?

Yeah, you can pay what you want...but the point of the thing is that you should pay what you think the games are worth to you - as well as giving you the opportunity to support a great charity like Child's Play.

If you want to pay 1 you CAN...but don't be upset if people think that's a lame thing to do.

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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Dec 20, 2010, 14:45 JoeNapalm
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 12:36:
BTW AC2 is Asheron's Call 2 for many of us which longer exists. If you are going to use an acronym, make sure it uniquely identifies the game.

Is this a diatribe on FPS games, because I don't find in true in MMO's?

As Asheron's Call 2 has been long dead (for damn near five years) and Assassin's Creed 2 was released about a year ago...I figured most people would be able to figure it out.

Even were that NOT the case, any chimpanzee with enough grey matter to actually comprehend the post would be able to figure out what I was talking about from the context. What game it was doesn't even matter.

An no, the commentary doesn't apply to games that don't use regenerating health or overly simplified dynamics (ie, PC only games like most MMOs).

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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
7. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 14:35 JoeNapalm
 
peteham wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 13:28:
Ugh, looking at the average, people must be paying douchetacular amounts, like $0.01... Seeing a median value would be interesting, though probably depressing as well.

That is really pathetic.

I mean, ripping off Indy devs is low. But ripping off Indy devs AND sick kids?

Anyone who does that deserves to have Santa take a dump in their stocking.

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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
1. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 13:23 JoeNapalm
 

Humble Bundle + Child's Play = Awesome.

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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Dec 20, 2010, 11:46 JoeNapalm
 
I usually play on my PC, in the seclusion of my den, and my wife doesn't see the games much, but recently I was playing AC2 on the PS3 on the big screen, and my wife has been watching (while playing tetris on her laptop).

She asked me, just yesterday "Is this game really easy, or are you just a total bad ass?"

My response was, of course, that I am a total bad ass - but just between us, I don't even know if you CAN die in combat in AC2. I play stealthy because it's fun, but really...I can kill any number of foes, and I don't even have to play well.

And there's not even regenerating health.

Not an indictment of AC2 - just of lowest-common-denominator gaming.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
22. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 20, 2010, 11:19 JoeNapalm
 

I missed the Killing Floor sale.

Again.

*sigh*

I blame AC2, which I finally finished so I can play the new one.

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News Comments > SEGA on Aliens Colonial Marines Status
4. Re: SEGA on Aliens Colonial Marines Status Dec 20, 2010, 10:58 JoeNapalm
 

Wasn't this supposed to be an RPG?

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News Comments > Planetside Next Beta Nears
20. Re: Planetside Next Beta Nears Dec 20, 2010, 10:57 JoeNapalm
 
Please...please...please...

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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG
56. Re: Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG Dec 17, 2010, 16:38 JoeNapalm
 
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 16:33:
kxmode wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 14:26:
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 12:05:
kxmode wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 11:31:
Blah blah blah. Blah blah, blee blee blah. *sad face*

I wish we could embed pictures, because this SCREAMS for Sad Keanu holding a copy of Cataclysm.

http://www.kxmode.com/tmp/sad-keanu-cataclysm.jpg


You, sir, are a God amongst men.

Creston


I sure hope you were directing that at kxmode, not Keanu.

*Grin*

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 17, 2010, 16:04 JoeNapalm
 
Pretty sure it's not magic.

Oh, but I'm sure someone out there believes that it is.

They'll probably be burned along with copies of Harry Potter novels, in some places...*eyeroll*

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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG
53. Re: Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG Dec 17, 2010, 15:57 JoeNapalm
 
AnointedSword wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 11:14:
Oh yes, the pride of some of us to think our opinion is the only opinion that matters. All you guys that say Wow sucks please enlighten me with a better and more polished mmorpg? Please do because I would probably play it.

Ahhh lookie!? It is Joe Napalm again! God figure.I should have known that the capitalist hating machine would be here:)

Here is a good video that talks about capitalism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A


I say again...

Uh, what?

Dude, I don't know what kind of glue you're sniffing, but every time you reply to me, it's like reading the rantings of someone who is in the throes of a psychotic break. Nothing you have EVER said to me has EVER had the slightest, most remote connection to anything I have EVER said.

I've curbed several harsh responses to this crap - because it's obvious you really have no idea what I'm talking about - but seriously, just knock it off.

I've checked your history, and you appear to have some particular problem with me, and me alone. I don't appreciate it. It's idiotic. It's embarrassing to watch, let alone be associated with simply as the target of your misdirected ire.

Do yourself a favor...next time you see one of my posts, just assume that you have no @#$%ing idea what language I'm speaking. The net effect will be the same, and it will save you the trouble of spewing nonsense and vitriol.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Mass Effect 2 to use ME3 engine Dec 17, 2010, 14:41 JoeNapalm
 
Verno wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 13:32:

Uhh, some people liked ME1, you realize that right? There is a middle ground between zero inventory and a billion useless things to tinker with. Bioware's design philosophy is too often all or nothing when there is a reasonable middle ground that would satisfy most types of players.


Exactly. It's like the neighbors complained that the dog was barking, so they shot it.

Don't like the cookie-cutter-ness of the planet missions? DEAD. Don't like the cumbersome console inventory interface? DEAD. Don't like some of the oddities of Mako handling? DEAD.

Sadly, I don't expect much from ME3 or DA2. I loved the previous games, warts and all, but Bioware is blinded by dollar signs, at this point...love of the game has been smothered by the love of big, heaping piles of gold.

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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Trial
17. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Trial Dec 17, 2010, 14:18 JoeNapalm
 
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 11:56:
Is there seriously someone who owns WoW, Burning Crusade and Lich King and DOESN'T have Cataclysm? This free trial seems aimed at a subset of WoW fan that quite likely simply doesn't exist...

Creston


+1 here, as well. Finally swore it off for good right after WotLK was released, actually...

I don't hate the game, like so many seem to - they're like people who've left the religion of their upbringing, seems like - but I have too little time and too many games to play to sink all my free attention into this mire.

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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG
41. Re: Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG Dec 17, 2010, 11:10 JoeNapalm
 
Verno wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 10:29:
Actually this is all a fake universe created by Blizzard, we're secretly hooked up to bio-machines which are using humans as the power source for their MMO servers.

You're our only hope Neo-sauron, take the red pill. Anxious



I don't buy that...Blizzard doesn't create Universes...they steal them and make them more marketable.

They're really damn good at it, but creating isn't their thing.

Other than that, I find your Coppertop theory entirely plausible, of course. *Grin*

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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG
23. Re: Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG Dec 17, 2010, 09:17 JoeNapalm
 
space captain wrote on Dec 17, 2010, 08:54:
still wanna see Planetside 2.. im seriously down for that


Ooooh yeah.


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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 17, 2010, 08:55 JoeNapalm
 
1/4 Of Game Console Owners Watch Broadband Video.

Only 25%?

I'm really sort of surprised.

I mean, streaming Netflix is so convenient it's silly.

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