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Signed On Dec 17, 2008, 14:19
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Beta
11. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Beta Aug 5, 2014, 16:18 Titus
 
DrSquick wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 09:45:
I assume a big portion of their decision making process is to make sure they don't make a game that will compete directly with the physical table-top game. I would have to imagine at $60 for 4 plastic figurines, that is a massive profit center for them.

Unbelievable that's still their philosophy after 20 odd years! Even if GW never had an original idea by themselves, at least they could take a cue from Skylanders and Disney Infinite and release a 'mature' collectible figurines game tying in with their core business.
 
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News Comments > Project Spark In October
1. Re: Project Spark In October Jul 9, 2014, 08:20 Titus
 
And again another great content creation tool ruined by completely unnecessary gamification, unlocks and pay-to-create walls.  
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News Comments > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Free Weekend
9. Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Free Weekend May 16, 2014, 13:58 Titus
 
I'm not a 3rd person type myself, but read that it was fixed as well.  
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News Comments > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Free Weekend
7. Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Free Weekend May 16, 2014, 07:45 Titus
 
Rattlehead wrote on May 15, 2014, 19:11:
Was a big Chivalry fan but they made too many changes that bothered me.

Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 15, 2014, 19:55:
I was a big fan of chivalry but stopped playing due to poor development and persistent issues since launch.

After the failed experiment that was Deadliest Warrior, Torn Banner went back to Chivalry and started listening to what was left of their community.
This resulted in a patching spree never witnessed in Chiv before including:

Animations, netcode & performance improvements

Mechanic improvements
  • Bubble reduction

  • Panic parry reverted

  • Instant overhead handle hits removed

  • Flinch improvements

  • Feint timing adjustments

  • Chase improvements


  • Better UI
  • New crosshair indicating wind-up / release /recovery

  • Better 1st person camera viewpoint


  • Class Balance
  • Van supercharge fixed

  • MaA dodge stamina cost increased

  • MaA base speed increased


  • Content
  • Steam Workshop & Mod support

  • Two new TO maps

  • Cosmetic DLC sets


  • This resulted in the return of a lot of players that left previously because of controversial changes by TB. The game is in pretty good shape now, and promises to get even better.
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    News Comments > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Sells 1.2M
    9. Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Sells 1.2M Aug 13, 2013, 18:05 Titus
     
    Chiv is one of those games that are way more fun than what they should be considering their flaws. Up until now its unique gameplay could lift it above its mediocre execution.
    Now, however, they introduced their biggest flaw as their newest selling point: Customization.

    Other games have either:

  • Strong, even inflated visual definition of classes, fixed weapons per class, fixed team colors and limited customization (hats, anyone?)

  • Less definition and more customization, shared weapons, but clear identifying tags


  • Chivalry now has neither.

    It can't have tags because of melee range and first person perspective, and sometimes an arm or a leg is the only thing you have to go on. Now those extremities can be not one, but several (4 base, 6 detail) colors. In various stages of desaturation depending on how wounded you are. Combine that with helmet DLC, which change the already weak silhouetting into a game of what-class-wore-which-hats-again?. All within the fractions of a second between life and death in a twitch-based team game.

    A clientside option to choose between showing customization or not would have helped a lot. Torn Banner ignored the concerns from beta, and now relegates a slightly dubious but nonetheless fun game to solidly mediocre. Here's to hoping they either come up with a solution, or for a more professional team to make a foray into first person melee based multiplayer games soon.

    Such a shame, we had been waiting on one since Rune and Jedi Knight already.
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    News Comments > Just Cause 3 Reveal at E3?
    10. Re: Just Cause 3 Reveal at E3? Feb 28, 2013, 05:08 Titus
     
    Rico Rodriguez grandfather in a 30's Crimson Skies setting ? With a Jetpack?

    Which can only be used for longer times for slowing descent (like the parachute), but has nitro bursts for jumping to locations quickly (like the grappling hook, but in an arc you can aim).

    And like Interstate '76 / Crimson Skies combining looted vehicle parts into custom ground & air vehicles with handling dependent on parts used.

    One can only dream..

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    News Comments > Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale
    11. Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale Jan 25, 2013, 07:07 Titus
     
    PsychoMoggieBagpuss wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 06:18:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1B9sHBbyhs

    Fun as that video is, it gives a pretty warped view on the technical stability of the game. Most glitches you see here have been fixed a long time ago.
     
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    News Comments > Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale
    9. Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale Jan 25, 2013, 05:04 Titus
     
    Armengar wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 03:06:
    It's a mod?

    Shows you what some people think to know. Age of Chivalry was a mod based on the Source engine, made by the same team. They then moved on to create a new game in the same vein based on their experiences with AoC, based on the Unreal engine, which became Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.

    So this is a new standalone game, and it's really nice. Presentation wise it could use some polish, but the gameplay is solid: Combat has very simple rules, but in combining those it gets pretty in-depth.

    That takes a while to discover though. You can pick it up, run a few rounds, and think you've seen it all. Play it longer, find some information about advanced combat, and you'll find the second layer, which takes some time to learn. It's probably the only game that I got worse in while learning to play better.

     
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    News Comments > Flashback HD Remake Planned?
    15. Re: Flashback HD Remake Planned? Jan 22, 2013, 09:42 Titus
     
    Ray Marden wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 06:52:
    Waiting on remakes of Crusader or the LBA games

    +1
     
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    News Comments > Flashback HD Remake Planned?
    10. Re: Flashback HD Remake Planned? Jan 22, 2013, 04:57 Titus
     
    With HD remakes being the new Zombies/WW2 thing, come on and do Outcast HD.  
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    News Comments > Trion Layoffs
    10. Re: Trion Layoffs Dec 12, 2012, 17:56 Titus
     
    gilgalad75 wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 14:25:
    Add to that the fact that they stole every single world of warcraft feature (Hi Bioware), and I just got a bad taste in my mouth.

    Unlike Blizzard, who invented the genre as well as every feature in WoW themselves..
     
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    News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P Diary
    4. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P Diary Nov 8, 2012, 08:36 Titus
     
    Bill Borre wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 07:50:
    I wonder if they'll just drop the idea since they've been sold to Disney.

    EA's been sold to Disney ? Now that's news to me..
     
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    News Comments > Dishonored Reviews
    70. Re: Dishonored Reviews Oct 9, 2012, 05:31 Titus
     
    Yakubs wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 11:39:
    It didn't sell tons of copies, even game journalists admitted it was a flawed game (boss battles, hello?), and none of the game mechanics are demonstrably better execution-wise than other games already out.

    Exactly how it was with the original Deus Ex.
     
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    News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo
    27. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo Sep 24, 2012, 15:34 Titus
     
    Bit smallish for a 5G demo, basically 1 tutorial, one small level and a lot of cutscenes. Interface is smooth as butter though, and it's XCOM all the way through, without the tedious AP counting. Definitely worth the preorder, and can't wait for release.  
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    News Comments > Crash Time 5: Undercover Demo
    2. Re: Crash Time 5: Undercover Demo Sep 24, 2012, 05:27 Titus
     
    Played a few of these before, it's actually a very decent series if you like arcade cop racers. If you do, you should check out the demo, pretty big production value on a game franchise almost no-one ever heard of.  
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    News Comments > BIS Arrests Follow-up
    23. Re: BIS Arrests Follow-up Sep 13, 2012, 04:33 Titus
     
    Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 04:01:
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    I'm sure these guys will be fine, no need to jump the gun and form a kickstarter for prison lube or anything

    I wouldn't be so sure about them being fine..

    In 2001 several British and Dutch airplane spotters spent 6 weeks in jail before being released on bail. None of them expected any problems fighting the espionage charges (max sentence: 20 years).

    However, returning to trial they were convicted to 1-3 years in prison. This was only overturned on appeal a year later, after heavy diplomatic lobbying by the British and Dutch governments.

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    News Comments > BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage
    10. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 12:12 Titus
     
    Greece has been well known for acting like this towards observing military bases and equipment. In 2001 several British and Dutch airplane spotters spent 6 weeks in jail before being released on bail. Returning to trial they were convinced the espionage charges (with a maximum sentence of 20 years) wouldn't stick, but were convicted to 1-3 years in prison. This was only overturned on appeal, after heavy diplomatic lobbying.

    For people specializing in military actions and behavior I think Bohemia would have known about this (it was all over the news at that time), and it was pretty naive to take their chances.
     
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    News Comments > TERA Server Merges
    14. Re: TERA Server Merges Sep 6, 2012, 04:31 Titus
     
    PropheT wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 17:01:
    There wouldn't be much point to the cash shop if it was an easy conversion, they wouldn't make any money.

    I think the main point of the GW2 gem shop is not making money off the items themselves, but taking back the proceeds from gold trades that would otherwise go to third parties, and keep the in-game economy stable.

    To make such a system work, there HAVE to be some items that are desirable that can be sold for gems only. I think GW2 has struck a nice balance. Basically, only extra character and bank slots are worth the money, and they'll last through game upgrades.

    Everything else people want to spend their money on is basically for those with more money than sense; The keys you mention unlock chests with basically a few worthless booster items (I haven't even bothered to use the ones I got from quested keys), and potions that can change you into a mob model until zoning / combat.

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    News Comments > Black Mesa Source This Month
    68. Re: Black Mesa Source This Month Sep 3, 2012, 08:00 Titus
     
    If it takes this long for Valve to finish HL3, I'm sure these guys can be given a break for taking 8 years to finish this..  
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    News Comments > Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Patches
    6. Re: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Patches Jun 28, 2012, 05:27 Titus
     
    DarkCntry wrote on Jun 28, 2012, 05:02:
    Speak for yourself junior, there's plenty in Ubi's library of games that are at the very least decent, and many of which that are great.

    I agree, I like(d) a lot of Ubisoft games. A bit of a shame though I haven't been able to buy them for the last two years because of their retarded DRM.
     
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