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Nickname eRe4s3r
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
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User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches Dec 12, 2013, 23:44 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 22:37:
So, any word on whether that new loot system is actually good in Diablo 3?


Waiting for some word as well before I reinstall ;p PTR means you loose all progress once it goes live though, so don't think I will play D3 until the AH closes, the patch goes live and the expansion is out proper...

That said, I played Hearthstone now for a few days and gotta admit it is damn addictive. Seems a good deck decides who wins and dies most of the time, with luck only playing a part in the packs and the start cards (which can be incredibly hilarious if you started for example, with 6 cards in the 5 to 7 range.....) But that's random so yay

Though with the restrictive quests now you can barely get 2 unlock packs a day. Still, that's a nice method to prevent people from playing TOO MUCH so I don't mind it
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 12, 2013, 11:51 eRe4s3r
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:43:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:25:
Who buys from Zavvi when you can buy from Amazon? Honest question here, is it a UK only thing? Why would you choose them over Amazon?

Because Amazon would let you keep the accidentially sent PS Vita. Sure.

I doubt they'd let you keep it for free, but Amazon would probably be smart and offer a rebate to those who got one by accident ^^
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered
35. Re: Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered Dec 12, 2013, 11:48 eRe4s3r
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 03:14:
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 16:22:
Jerykk wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 12:32:
This isn't a contract at all. You never signed anything. Your pledge amounts to nothing more than a donation made in good faith. There are no guarantees or legal obligations involved whatsoever.

It never ceases to amaze me when people think of Kickstarters as investments with some sort of guaranteed return.

Clearly you don't understand what constitutes a contract. A contract has nothing to do with money changing hands. What is a contract?

http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/contract-law/

So, yes, this is very much a contract. We already have the terms of the agreement established. Now they're talking about altering those terms. They can't do that without permission. And yes, we can expect a return. Because if they had no intent in fulfilling the agreement in the first place than that constitutes fraud. You really need to learn some legal fundamentals before commenting on this sort of thing.

Good luck winning your case in court. When you support a Kickstarter, you are donating money to support a goal (the goal being the creation of a product). You are not purchasing said product. If the product is offered, it is offered as a reward for your donation and not as a formal purchase. There's a reason why Kickstarter uses the term "pledge." Hell, even if you were officially pre-ordering a game, you'd be laughed out of the courts if you tried to sue a publisher or developer for "altering terms." Games are delayed, altered and canceled all the time. Welcome to the games industry.

So, again, if you think of Kickstarter as a site that lets you pre-order games, you're thinking about it incorrectly. There are no guarantees and you should only donate money with that being fully understood.

BTW, Kickstarters explicitly say "Estimated Delivery," if the lack of guarantees wasn't already obvious.

I fully agree, but it was not tested in courts whether this is actually how a court would see it So IANAL applies. Imo there shouldn't even be a delivery date listed because of stretch goals throwing that idea of the water.... but KS probably fears that people would realize that a KS pledge is a high risk thing then....
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 12, 2013, 11:25 eRe4s3r
 
Who buys from Zavvi when you can buy from Amazon? Honest question here, is it a UK only thing? Why would you choose them over Amazon?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2013, 10:26 eRe4s3r
 
It's groundhog day just with a sci-fi war... nothing can go wrong with that In fact, I wondered for a while after Groundhog day why there weren't mere "alikes" released. The idea fits perfectly in a slightly longer more spread out time loop where something is actually at stake...

Not gonna go into a cinema for it, but I'll watch it at some point...
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered
34. Re: Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered Dec 12, 2013, 08:18 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 15:19:
RPS did a cool article about the 15 level mega-dungeon, or the "dungeoniest dungeon of all time" right here.

It sounds SOO AAAWWEEESOOMMMEEE!!!!!

Damn that does indeed sound awesome A fully hand-crafted 15 level mega dungeon is something no game ever did before.... and if they put mechanics in that allow for proper progression and not enter-finish style dungeon experience this would be much appreciated....

Though I do wonder how they wanna make sure we don't grind our way down and then out level all the main-quest challenges by a huge margin.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 12, 2013, 08:06 eRe4s3r
 
Julio wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 04:51:
Youtube can die a slow death, someone else should step and grab the business.

Indeed, the attitude youtube has towards it's MAIN USERBASE is fucking hilarious. It's nothing but a lame ass push to make managed channels stand above affiliates. So that the upper 1% youtube channels are exempt from content ID, but the affiliates are not.

This, together with the upcoming monetization review process is going to kill youtube for it's intended use. That's sharing videos.


 
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News Comments > Bedlam Game Announced
2. Re: Bedlam Game Announced Dec 11, 2013, 09:54 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 09:25:
18 critically acclaimed novels and won numerous awards for his works

And yet no one has heard of him.

But that in itself doesn't really mean anything ;p Could be good or could be bad...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 11, 2013, 09:48 eRe4s3r
 
nin wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 09:26:
YouTube copyright strike barrage discussed, game publishers not the source.

From what I've read, they seem to be music based takedowns.


I think it's great. Automated takedown system that youtube uses (Content ID) is broken as hell. And any large mishap brings attention to that.

Only this time, they flagged stuff so extremely hard that most will think twice about going back to youtube. And that's good, more competition wouldn't hurt, and may get google to give a shit about youtube again.
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered
21. Re: Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered Dec 11, 2013, 09:32 eRe4s3r
 
Ceribaen wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 08:36:
Jerykk wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 04:39:
saluk wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 23:57:
Ceribaen wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 22:56:
Not a fan of the fact that they're setting up a poll though to open up more stretch goals.

Getting a Star Citizen feeling out of that... We'll just watch the next 6 months as they keep running a funding drive and adding stretch goals and not ever see a final product pushed out.

Not getting a Star Citizen feeling about it at all, but definitely not a fan of adding any more stuff at this point. It's nice that they opened it up to a poll first, but people are always going to vote yes on those kinds of thing. "Do you want us to make the game better? Yes/No"

So... what exactly is the problem here? If people are willing to give them more money to make the game even better, why is that bad? Sure, it will push the release back but if that results in a better game, is that really an issue?

Honestly, if you expect a Kickstarted game to meet its estimated release date, you haven't Kickstarted many games. Every single game I've Kickstarted has been delayed and in every case, this was to the benefit of the game. People complain about publishers pushing games out before they're ready and now they're complaining about crowd-funded games being delayed. Seems like developers just can't win.

Because I don't want to see feature creep at this point.

April 2014 was the KS date. It's now Winter 2014... and they're pitching for more funding/stretch goals (which implies pushing things out further). Just take what you have. Build it.

Or make it clear that any stretch goals go into an expansion or sequel of some sort so it doesn't impact the quality and delivery of the current game in development.

Most of the stretch goals they are talking about were pretty much asked for by fans. Namely: As many companions as there are classes and more wilderness to explore.... both hardly feature creep ;p And neither would delay any development currently going on. As you can assume the people writing companions and the ones making art assets will not be busy until release day, but they *could be* if they had more money. And that meant more content would be made in that time.

If it stays with these 2 primary stretch goals your worries are unfounded Neither will delay the game.
 
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News Comments > Legends of Persia Announced
6. Re: Legends of Persia Announced Dec 11, 2013, 04:51 eRe4s3r
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 04:28:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 19:53:
Quinn wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 19:40:
Doesn't look good either.

Wasted effort if you ask me. If I'd be a starting developer, I wouldn't invest money on an engine with graphics that of course won't impress anyone and animations that will cost more money than that they will get in return for awe. Instead, I'll hire some (freelance?) designers and make a 2D game with beautiful art and an awesome story with good dialogue and awesome "choice & con" stuff. Relatively cheap but very engaging stuff that involves the player's moral compass etc. Make a name of yourself in this way and make an awesome game with the profits.

I'm sick of all these forgettable, mediocre indie stuff. I'm an early bird, evidently, but there will be a time that the gaming community's warm welcome for new devs will turn into fanatic disdain. I think I'm already there -- the more of the lame indie stuff coming out, the more I'm getting pro-EA, -Activision, -Ubisoft, -Bethesda etc.

Blegh. Tired & drunk. Bye.

Nothing wrong with that. If you want fully immersive gameplay experiences there are only so many developers that can deliver that... Indy's most certainly can not. Unless you are having insane funding success on KS

I can't even tell you how much I want another game sort of like Mass Effect right now. For all that can be said about the trilogy, it was pretty damn epic to play and experience.

I like the more barebones RPG's like Project Eternity and Original Sin, but they tickle another itch.... there are so very very few good big RPG's coming up...

Hell yes, I still get vomit in my mouth when I think about how they ended Mass Effect (although I hear the Citadel DLC is some sort of medicine for that?) but the trilogy was just fantastic. The world sucked me in so far I just couldn't let it go in real life. I was at work, playing that stupid Mass Effect app that had some minor impact in the actual game itself just so I could remain in that wonderful world.

It's exactly what I mean, eRe4s3r. It's that experience like Mass Effect's and Dragon Age's that I miss so very much these days. And there are indeed so very very few good RPG's coming up. I'm putting my hopes up for The Witcher 3, of course, and even Dragon Age 3 after that last Alpha session I've seen. But that's all late 2014 stuff if we're lucky.... T_T

The Citadel DLC isn't medicine, but it makes the ending OK It's still 3 colored choices, but at least you get a *proper* epilogue that takes all your previous choices into account. Speaking of Mass Effect, I guess it says a lot about me that the thing I liked most about it, aside from Tali, that Turian and Legion, was the mere fact that everything oozed atmosphere.

And yeah, besides those 2 you listed I am not expecting any other "big" immersive RPG in 2014... I dunno, maybe Watchdogs and The Division will be good as well. Although they are 3rd person shooters last I checked... but that doesn't have to mean they are bad rpg's ;p

Whatever happened to that Prey 2 game?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
19. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 11, 2013, 04:23 eRe4s3r
 
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 23:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 19:56:
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 09:23:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 07:47:
John wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 07:26:
DangerDog wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 04:12:
I've already fixed this problem with StartIsBack, seamless integration into the OS, doesn't run as a background program or service.

Proper Start menu on Windows 8. $3 bucks and done.
Yeah, that's what I got and love it. Boots to desktop and that's where I stay.

The app boots you right into desktop? How? The login screen is in metro isn't it? Or is it somehow skipping that?

I dont have the app, just 8.1 and i boot straight to desktop as well. As for a login screen, i've never had to 'login' to win8 (that goes for 8.0 and 8.1)

Ah... so things are changing slowly for the better then... I never tried Win8 again since the RTM version.

So basically you can use Windows 8.1 now without ever seeing the Metro tile GUI ?

If you use one of the start programs, i'd wager yes. Although without it you dont spend more then a few seconds in it (as much as you ever did the start menu). Win8.2 seems to cure all concerns by bringing back the start menu (without addon), and having windowed 'apps'.

Good to know... Guess I'll give Windows 8.2 a test drive once it's out.
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered
13. Re: Project Eternity Renamed; Trailered Dec 11, 2013, 00:50 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 23:25:
Looks very cool. And it looks like it might work on my laptop so I can play it on the plane!

That's nearly guaranteed with 2.5D games ,)

And yeah, super hyped.... combat looks like it should. The game will be defined by it's writing, dialog, choices, quests and characters though.

And of course, by the setting and theme. Which are impossible to judge before playing it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 10, 2013, 20:05 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 18:50:
But Apple is a person, by law. So if they're a person then we can assign them the same things we would any other human being. Jobs was always ant-charity, anti-worker, anti-America and that's how he wanted Apple to be.

Says more about the law and the people that made it than anything else ;p How did they not end up in an insane asylum?
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews Dec 10, 2013, 19:58 eRe4s3r
 
Julio wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 18:18:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 06:54:
Steam buyers get the shaft.... makes me want to spend my money elsewhere. And yeah... I know it's cheap anyway, but wtf are they thinking? KS gets it for free and we steam pre-order dudes don't even get a tiny rebate? Not even a single unique item or skin?

I think I recall seeing a deluxe version on Steam that included Berlin. It was around $30+ though?

I don't even know anymore I must at some point check out the big modules for Shadowrun, but too few people use the Nexus site for it so I am left searching. Can't find shit on Steam Workshop. Such a terrible sorting and rating method.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
17. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 10, 2013, 19:56 eRe4s3r
 
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 09:23:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 07:47:
John wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 07:26:
DangerDog wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 04:12:
I've already fixed this problem with StartIsBack, seamless integration into the OS, doesn't run as a background program or service.

Proper Start menu on Windows 8. $3 bucks and done.
Yeah, that's what I got and love it. Boots to desktop and that's where I stay.

The app boots you right into desktop? How? The login screen is in metro isn't it? Or is it somehow skipping that?

I dont have the app, just 8.1 and i boot straight to desktop as well. As for a login screen, i've never had to 'login' to win8 (that goes for 8.0 and 8.1)

Ah... so things are changing slowly for the better then... I never tried Win8 again since the RTM version.

So basically you can use Windows 8.1 now without ever seeing the Metro tile GUI ?
 
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News Comments > Legends of Persia Announced
3. Re: Legends of Persia Announced Dec 10, 2013, 19:53 eRe4s3r
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 19:40:
Doesn't look good either.

Wasted effort if you ask me. If I'd be a starting developer, I wouldn't invest money on an engine with graphics that of course won't impress anyone and animations that will cost more money than that they will get in return for awe. Instead, I'll hire some (freelance?) designers and make a 2D game with beautiful art and an awesome story with good dialogue and awesome "choice & con" stuff. Relatively cheap but very engaging stuff that involves the player's moral compass etc. Make a name of yourself in this way and make an awesome game with the profits.

I'm sick of all these forgettable, mediocre indie stuff. I'm an early bird, evidently, but there will be a time that the gaming community's warm welcome for new devs will turn into fanatic disdain. I think I'm already there -- the more of the lame indie stuff coming out, the more I'm getting pro-EA, -Activision, -Ubisoft, -Bethesda etc.

Blegh. Tired & drunk. Bye.

Nothing wrong with that. If you want fully immersive gameplay experiences there are only so many developers that can deliver that... Indy's most certainly can not. Unless you are having insane funding success on KS

I can't even tell you how much I want another game sort of like Mass Effect right now. For all that can be said about the trilogy, it was pretty damn epic to play and experience.

I like the more barebones RPG's like Project Eternity and Original Sin, but they tickle another itch.... there are so very very few good big RPG's coming up...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 10, 2013, 07:47 eRe4s3r
 
John wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 07:26:
DangerDog wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 04:12:
I've already fixed this problem with StartIsBack, seamless integration into the OS, doesn't run as a background program or service.

Proper Start menu on Windows 8. $3 bucks and done.
Yeah, that's what I got and love it. Boots to desktop and that's where I stay.

The app boots you right into desktop? How? The login screen is in metro isn't it? Or is it somehow skipping that?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com's Money Back Guarantee
34. wish gog would have win95 games Dec 10, 2013, 07:23 eRe4s3r
 
Yes I know... impossible.. but maybe?  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Dec 10, 2013, 06:54 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 02:31:
It sounds pretty good. I'm definitely excited to play in Ze City Ov Berlin!

Yeah

Q:
Are you exploring any special pricing or other benefits for players who already own Shadowrun Returns?

A:

...No...



Steam buyers get the shaft.... makes me want to spend my money elsewhere. And yeah... I know it's cheap anyway, but wtf are they thinking? KS gets it for free and we steam pre-order dudes don't even get a tiny rebate? Not even a single unique item or skin?

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