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Signed On Jan 31, 2009, 05:44
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Figures Include DLC
6. Re: Mass Effect 3 Figures Include DLC Jan 23, 2012, 22:19 007Bistromath
 
I am really glad the main story is definitely finished in the next game, because the more I hear about what they're doing with this franchise, the more I'm convinced it's time to get out.  
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News Comments > Space Quest 2 Remake
8. Re: Space Quest 2 Remake Jan 22, 2012, 03:36 007Bistromath
 
That's weird. I thought this got C&D'd a while back. What am I thinking of?  
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News Comments > No Diablo III Korean Approval Yet
7. Re: No Diablo III Korean Approval Yet Jan 4, 2012, 11:44 007Bistromath
 
What's actually happening here: South Korea and China were pretty much the entire market for rare items back in Diablo II when it had to be done illegitimately. They don't want the competition. "Every country will receive identical software" means if Korea gets Blizzard to fold on the real money system, they get to keep their near monopoly, at the expense of players in the rest of the world who don't want to deal with their shady bullshit but also don't want to wait seven years for the last piece of the awesome set they're collecting.  
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News Comments > BF2143 Hinted?
32. Re: BF2143 Hinted? Dec 19, 2011, 14:43 007Bistromath
 
deqer wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 14:38:
No bots for Titan-mode maps?

...What the hell do you need bots for? You did check what year this is, right?

Wildone wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 14:39:
god Dice, fukin fix BF3 before you make a new game huh!

Oh, come on man. We all love BF in general, but seriously, if a game were ever fixed, it wouldn't be by DICE.
 
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News Comments > BF2143 Hinted?
29. Re: BF2143 Hinted? Dec 19, 2011, 14:34 007Bistromath
 
Matshock wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 14:18:
That tells me everything I need to know about your opinions.

I guess it's not cool to try to encourage a dev who makes something I find pleasantly unusual? o_O
 
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News Comments > BF2143 Hinted?
26. Re: BF2143 Hinted? Dec 19, 2011, 14:32 007Bistromath
 
Verno wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 14:05:
I think the thing missing that ties those things all together is cooperation which is greatly facilitated by voicechat. Put differently, changing everything around and putting the commander role back into BF3 without voicechat wouldn't have a significant impact in my opinion.

As I pointed out earlier, voicechat wasn't commonly used in 2142. When a squad used it to coordinate, they did have an advantage as always, but they also usually didn't need to, something that's always been true to some degree in BF due to the spotting mechanic. In fact, its main tactical use is simply to cover for those times when the spot key just doesn't want to work for whatever reason.

In fact, my experience with Natural Selection suggests that voicechat can often severely harm unit cohesion when there is a mechanically-designated commander. When the commander has a voice, he's a person, and... well, you know FPS players. They're not always nice to people. Arguments will start over stupid things, any perceived failure is magnified, and people start fucking off in their own direction pretty fast. Without voice, somebody who has a bird's-eye view and can give orders is less likely to be seen as presumptuous for doing so. The orders are almost treated as though they were assigned by the computer; players simply judge whether the order seems valid considering their current location and armament, (assuming they notice they've been given an order) and follow it or don't. The worst that can ever be said of a silent commander is "well, this guy doesn't seem to know what he's doing all that well," and the cheap goodwill built up by dropping a box, however unnecessary it is, can often be enough to convince people to accept an objective anyway.

I guess the main thing missing here is why objectives are important. Players have a strong tendency to pile onto one place as soon as they hear there's action there. In fact, they have a tendency to approach it almost completely from one obvious direction. Having somebody with the perceived authority to give squads something else to do is what makes the difference between tactics and a consensual meat-grinder.
 
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News Comments > BF2143 Hinted?
22. Re: BF2143 Hinted? Dec 19, 2011, 13:53 007Bistromath
 
bhcompy wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 10:52:
Indeed. The best thing about WW2 as an era for videogames is that there is no goddamned technology to fark things up. No guided shells/missiles, no infrared/thermal vision, no autoshotguns, no LMGs with sniper scopes and silencers(or that you can even fire from the hip), etc. Makes for a funner experience. I'd personally love to replay something like the original MoH with the Frostbite engine

And 2142 had shit for vehicles

Let me fix that for you.

The best thing about WW2 as an era for videogames is that people will buy ANYTHING set during that period because they can't resist constantly reliving the last period in American history when this nation didn't suck balls. Guided shells/missiles, infrared/thermal vision, autoshotguns, LMGs with sniper scopes and silencers, and a host of other fanciful tools of war were all invented during it and not even uncommon, but people who like the subgenre are only interested in feverishly wanking over D-Day and Stalingrad, so developers can release effort-free dumbed-down snipe-heavy crap and be guaranteed to sell it for $60. Makes for a redundant experience. I'd personally hate to completely waste the features of an engine with destructible buildings on a game where you can only use dumbfire rockets that often fire 15 degrees off-target to do anything with it.

And 2142 had goddamn mechs and hovertanks

Verno wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 13:44:
I don't mind the loss of the commander role as most of those functions are deprecated or implemented elsewhere in a different way.

I beg to differ. The assets may not be all that important anymore with the abilities of the individual soldier improved, but they gave the intrepid something to deny their enemy, resulting in extra depth. Aside from that, there are two things the commander provides which nothing a game without one can possibly have. The increased intel provided by a whole-map view of the action, and the greater level of coordination that facilitates. (When squad leaders listened to the guy, anyway.) The commander brought something to 2142 that is rarely seen in games: real tactics layered on top of the usual paradigm of people putting their eyes in the right place.

Also, you could fire yourself out of a titan and kill people with your drop pod. :V

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News Comments > BF2143 Hinted?
20. Re: BF2143 Hinted? Dec 19, 2011, 13:39 007Bistromath
 
Matshock wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 13:10:
BF2142 had pretty rigid teamplay mechanics that most people didn't seem to get.

It certainly won't work without easy in-game squad VOIP.

Plus the maps sucked.

I'm skeptical...

That's pretty bogus, simply because it was very rare for anyone to use the in-game VOIP. The game did indeed have a much tighter emphasis on teamplay than BF3, but it also had a frankly more intelligent playerbase that could more or less figure out what it was supposed to do most of the time using the commo rose and help from the commander. The latter is a very important part of that equation, even if it wasn't always actually used. Having a decent commander was nearly as much of an advantage as having a competent pilot in other iterations of the series. (BF3 excepted, since that's blissfully been somewhat democratized.) I very much hope that 2143 isn't just a dicktease, and I'll buy it in any case. But I'm going to be highly disappointed if they continue to leave the commander/assets out of it.
 
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News Comments > PC Stacking Plans
5. Re: PC Stacking Plans Dec 16, 2011, 13:32 007Bistromath
 
THIS IS DELICIOUS! YES! YES!  
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News Comments > Blizzard Introduces BattleTags
12. Re: Blizzard Introduces BattleTags Dec 16, 2011, 13:27 007Bistromath
 
Holy shit. You can pick a name and people will be able to find you with it? Next we'll have flying cars!  
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News Comments > PC Alan Wake Plans?
4. Re: PC Alan Wake Plans? Dec 13, 2011, 10:31 007Bistromath
 
Oh, so they're bringing it back to the PC? Do you suppose it will actually have all the DX11 crap it was supposed to?

Honestly, I expect them to just declare it a console-exclusive again, and I will care about it exactly that much either way. I didn't hear a single good thing about it anyway.
 
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News Comments > Vietnamese Shooter 7554 Announced
8. Re: Vietnamese Shooter 7554 Announced Dec 8, 2011, 23:29 007Bistromath
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 8, 2011, 21:09:
I am so sick of these games, first dozens of WW2 games, then loads of modern warfare titles, now endless French Indochina War ones. Is there no originality??
Would you like to play a Revolutionary War shooter? Rate of fire expressed in rounds per hour! Woo!

There's just not a whole lot of interesting places to go with shooting if you're staying on Earth and out of the future.
 
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News Comments > Free Game: Stealth Bastard
2. Re: Free Game: Stealth Bastard Nov 6, 2011, 16:31 007Bistromath
 
Why blow such hype on something that should've been on Armor games?  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Announcement
23. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Announcement Nov 3, 2011, 12:57 007Bistromath
 
I hope they bring back some of the San Andreas mechanics. That might make the series interesting again.  
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News Comments > Warhammer 40K MMOG's "Flexible" Business Model
4. Re: Warhammer 40K MMOG's "Flexible" Business Model Nov 3, 2011, 12:53 007Bistromath
 
Huh. So Americans will pay a subscription to play what Chinese gold farmers play as a freemium shit heap. Awesome.  
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News Comments > Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted?
15. Re: Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted? Oct 24, 2011, 17:22 007Bistromath
 
MoH, last installment was short, flawed and expensive

It never occurred to me to compare the last MoH to the life of a harlequin baby like that, but it totally fits!
 
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News Comments > Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted?
13. Re: Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted? Oct 24, 2011, 17:16 007Bistromath
 
Finally, a shooter sequel that's honest about being a complete waste of money. The industry has needed this for a while.  
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News Comments > Subversion on Hold, New Introversion Project Revealed
4. Re: Subversion on Hold, New Introversion Project Revealed Oct 18, 2011, 12:55 007Bistromath
 
I wish more companies were this honest about their mistakes before releasing something. Communication like this is one of the many reasons I'll pretty much always buy anything Introversion makes.  
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News Comments > PC Costume Quest Released
5. Re: PC Costume Quest Released Oct 15, 2011, 18:51 007Bistromath
 
Wake me when they unshackle Stacking.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
7. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced Sep 19, 2011, 21:39 007Bistromath
 
What goddamn planet are these people from that "outsourcing boss battles" even sounded like a fucking comprehensible idea?  
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