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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
Total Comments 6653 (Guru)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Jul 27, 2014, 19:15 eRe4s3r
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 16:28:
BobBob wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 16:19:
Is this worth getting over my old version? I like to play this game from time to time. One of the greatest RTS games ever made.

Um... Yes?!

No it isn't... very small changes to graphics and pointless steam and twitch features.. that's it. At least in the old version mods work
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 27, 2014, 19:01 eRe4s3r
 
dubfanatic wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 15:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 13:38:
And I said it before, but KS should really start getting involved in enforcing KS rules properly....

There was no rule broken. Idiots and their money are quickly parted, and Kickstarter will happily facilitate that (and take their fees for doing so)

There is actually a rule regarding fulfillment of backer rewards... which was violated in this case, and KS ignores it
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 27, 2014, 13:38 eRe4s3r
 
nin wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 12:57:
Man, between this and Areal, what is it with asshole KS devs lately?


Where there is free money there are scam and con-artists

And I said it before, but KS should really start getting involved in enforcing KS rules properly....
 
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News Comments > The Walking Dead: Season Three Confirmed
1. Re: The Walking Dead: Season Three Confirmed Jul 27, 2014, 12:53 eRe4s3r
 
Well that's good to hear ,)  
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 26, 2014, 21:20 eRe4s3r
 
Too bad it's not a new expansion.. Dragonfall was decent, but unless the changes are massive it's not worth a replay...  
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer
8. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Jul 26, 2014, 20:56 eRe4s3r
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 20:47:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 20:04:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 17:46:
The combat and traversal in AC never required any skill. I've played all of them and it's always been "hold-two-buttons to automatically run, climb, jump, hop, swing, etc" and "hold block and press counter to automatically kill enemies." In terms of combat, the series has actually improved slightly with each iteration. In the first game, you could literally hold block and press counter to kill every single enemy in the game. In the sequels, they added enemy types that required a slightly different tactics.

Am I crazy, or do I remember being able to climb a little higher and faster in older games, which let you use a jump and grab technique that is no longer possible? Also seemed to be easier to grab ledges when you're falling in the past, which opened up more opportunities for quicker descent. It seems in their effort to make the motion more fluid and foolproof, they've removed player ability/ingenuity from the equation.

The jump and grab was something you unlocked in ACII. It's been in every game since as far as I am aware. It's still pretty easy to grab ledges when you're falling. I have trouble not grabbing ledges when I want to free fall.

Yeah same here, in every AC so far I had more problems with the grabbyness of the char I would want to admit... my stupid char always grabbed everything he could, even when I wanted him to just RUN or fall...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 26, 2014, 17:36 eRe4s3r
 
Good to know scientists noticed to tell us about that storm just.. 2 years after it happend Money well spent I'd say!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2014, 21:01 eRe4s3r
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 11:40:
Well i'm man enough to admit when he's wrong. It still seems like a vulnerability the more you update that TC volume and sync it to dropbox though. Also who's this Lilith you speak of eRe4s3r

Haha, my bad I was playing a bit Diablo 3 and heard the name there so often.... the mind takes curious shortcuts sometimes

If truecrypt encrypts properly and you use a good algorithm then delta syncing should be as secure (or insecure?) as truecrypt itself is. Since only a self-contained segment/piece of a whole container is sent, in essence this is as secure as the whole container is, or isn't.. depending on your settings.

I think truecrypt couldn't even work without doing this kind of thing to the container. If it re-encoded the entire container for each change, you'd kill your CPU and HDD in the process if it's full/large ;p

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News Comments > Evening Interviews
5. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 25, 2014, 20:14 eRe4s3r
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 19:06:
Nah F2P can be done right and the market is slowly choosing the better models that we like. Romero is right about that. It's evolving. There are publishers and developers want to give us what we want.


There are VERY few "done right" f2p games.... vs a billion shitty mobile games (and some pc games too ,p) that all cost either miniscule or nothing, and yet are filled with timers, grind, and constant nag-screens (or advertisement)

I mean I get where you come from, HS and DOTA2 and what not are f2p games done right, but these are few and far between no?
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 25, 2014, 17:40 eRe4s3r
 
Free to play is everything that's wrong with the industry.. so very fitting Romero talks about that as the future of PC gaming  
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News Comments > On SaleOn Sale

3. Re: On SaleOn Sale</p> Jul 25, 2014, 17:36 eRe4s3r
 
Fion wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 17:15:

Speaking of which I'm still *sniff* kinda broken up about S2e4 Walking Dead. I'm fearful my decisions will lead to even more :/

Yeah.. that last scene was pretty damn .. wow... first time in a while a story forced me to just walk away for a minute and think about what the fuck I just saw and.. in some way.. caused to happen.

Pretty much every decision in this episode hurt
 
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News Comments > On SaleOn Sale

1. Re: On SaleOn Sale</p> Jul 25, 2014, 16:39 eRe4s3r
 
So where is Broken Age act 2 again?  
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News Comments > Screencheat Embraces Screencheating
6. Re: Screencheat Embraces Screencheating Jul 25, 2014, 10:25 eRe4s3r
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 09:55:
I think a much more interesting twist on this would be:

Everyone Invisible
Can see the weapon fire
Stuff in the environment easily disturbed (has movement as you walk by)

No real need for "screen cheating"... just watch the environment / other's gun fire and take pot shots. If you hit they become bloody visible just before they die or explode or whatever.

Problem with that is that everyone would camp...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 24, 2014, 22:28 eRe4s3r
 
Longswd wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 20:40:
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 19:11:
Longswd wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 15:48:
Data is data, even if it's a container. Anything capable of backing up only delta changes in a SQL db should also be able to backup a Truecrypt volume.


Its pretty clear you dont understand how encryption works, and if it did work like you suggest then it would be easily defeated.

Uhm, yeah? No.

www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-securely-encrypt-your-files-in-the-cloud/

The relevant portion:

"Why Dropbox? Good question. Dropbox can synchronize only the changed portions of large files, while Google Drive and SkyDrive can only synchronize entire files (as far as I can tell). This means that, if you have a 2GB TrueCrypt drive and change a small file in it, Dropbox will upload a small portion of the TrueCrypt file, while Google Drive and SkyDrive will re-upload the entire 2GB file. Some other cloud storage services may also offer delta uploads – be sure you choose one that does if you’re using a TrueCrypt volume."


Given that truecrypt likely does the "lazy" approach of container (ie, it's a bunch of self-contained parts like torrent protocol does it) delta change syncs are secure... assuming the sync tool is advanced enough, detecting which hashed part of a file changed is easy and sending that over and merging it is as well.

So sorry, DJ Lilith but Longswd is right, delta syncing of truecrypt volume is possible, and secure.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 24, 2014, 10:53 eRe4s3r
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 10:11:
I will never understand why people who are concerned about privacy don't user services like Spideroak instead of Dropbox.

As soon as you mention "security costs money" most people shut their brains off. Services like dropbox exist and finance themselves from the data mining they do. And ease of use plays into the hands of security issues as well.... most people are too lazy to use a password manager, or a usb-keystorage device to encrypt data. And as soon as you mention "it might cost money" ... there goes security out of the window.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 24, 2014, 09:22 eRe4s3r
 
So basically dropbox advises you not to use dropbox if you care about who reads your stuff... that they have data encrypted on their servers is a flat out lie, every single dropbox employee can see and read your files. If they encrypted the data, they can decrypt it.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Machines At War 3
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Machines At War 3 Jul 24, 2014, 09:18 eRe4s3r
 
demo here
http://www.isotope244.com/files/Machines-at-War-3-Windows.exe

;p
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 20:17 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 19:55:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 19:51:
No no, evil blues, stop posting clickbait you know we can't resist clicking it! Or call the section click-bait? Hey... there is an idea

Not sure if article was serious or not, but I read at as an "sarcastic take" because... well duh, PC gamers are never wrong about ANYTHING. ^^

I don't think there's a site out there these days that DOESN'T have clickbait titles. Even formerly respectable sites like Wired and Ars do it these days.

Also, we PC gamers ARE never wrong about anything. I thought I was once, but I was mistaken.

Clearly you were not mistaken, you were just confused by nebulous effects to the mind. Because if you had been mistaken you clearly couldn't be a PC Gamer, because PC Gamers are never wrong So nothing they do can possibly be a personal mistake...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 19:51 eRe4s3r
 
No no, evil blues, stop posting clickbait you know we can't resist clicking it! Or call the section click-bait? Hey... there is an idea

Not sure if article was serious or not, but I read at as an "sarcastic take" because... well duh, PC gamers are never wrong about ANYTHING. ^^
 
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News Comments > Merry Naxxramas
24. Re: Merry Naxxramas Jul 23, 2014, 19:46 eRe4s3r
 
Keilun wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:12:
Sorry yeah I know what Dredge is. I just thought all the hate was reserved for land destruction decks. But I did get my fair share of hate from blue control decks too. I didn't mind dredge decks too much. But maybe that's because when they were popular I had lots of graveyard removal/exile combos to counter them.

I think maybe MTG seems less RNG dependent because there are so many different strategies to go with. But I've had my fair share of MTG games where I had zero land in all 6 mulligans. Really going past 2-3 mulligans and you might as well forfeit anyway. I more or less equate that to the RNG of getting all big fatties in your Hearthstone hand or cards that you don't necessarily want to play in your first 3 turns. I'm sure the smaller HS deck/hand size contribute to RNG feeling. I did love making giant decks in MTG though for the added surprise in every game (kind of like singleton decks, but with extra variance). I can only hope Hearthstone looks at adding new game modes along those lines.

The land thing was always one of these things house rules fixed where I played back then.. heh, that's probably now more than 5 years ago... but we never enforced the mulligan rules of tournament. you could reroll all cards with no restrictions if you didn't roll a land or gate, or whatever But only until you had a land. (so yeah, we forced you to start with a deck made of only land if you had THAT kind of luck ,p) Seen that too.. heh

I don't really know why, but in Hearthstone with the low combination counts that a class gives you, you end up feeling like you don't ever really have control or a fully working strategy. I always lack 2 or 3 cards to really build a good synergetic deck (and I don't mean a hunter-wild-animals zoo or warlock murlock of doom). And most of the time my counters to things are only ever turning up in situations where I don't need them (probably because there are so few friggin counters to anything in HS, secrets are such a thing.. argh!) Only 1 counter in HS against secrets or shrouded creatures.. that is just.. nonsense..

This is why every year I hope MTG comes out with a PROPER game for PC where the battles don't feel so archaic and unepic (yes.. it's just cards doing damage numbers to other cards, but HS at least gets *that* right) attacks feel heavy, and spells look cool.
 
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