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Nickname Zandog
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Description Designer (Classified)
Homepage http://zandog.com
Signed On Feb 6, 2009, 17:34
Total Comments 17 (Suspect)
User ID 54746
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
106. Re: Op Ed Jul 17, 2015, 03:11 Zandog
 

Well, I've read both of Derek's blogs, and the following is my opinion:


1) What I find shocking is that this "internet warlord" who is trying to make himself sound objective, spends a lot of the time in his articles touting his own games. That level of narcissism really doesn't help whatever validity in their argument a person may have.


2) Derek admits his posts are full out his own opinions. That's his prerogative to do that. But the thing is, if one is going to make insinuations about wrong doing, you have to provide evidence. The "evidence" he has provided is circumstantial at best, twisting facts to suit one's own agenda at worst. I've heard this kind of weak argument before......from a well known Troll ("M") on here. And he couldn't provide any conclusive proof either. Just a lot of claims. He talks about how SC couldn't possibly succeed in being made. And yet, he offers absolutely no evidence to prove that it can't succeed. All he does is say that because HE couldn't succeed then CIG won't succeed either. That's hardly conclusive proof of anything other than the person making such a claim is full of arrogance and narrow mindedness.


3) Derek talks about "we" but doesn't actually state who those in his "we" crowd are. Now for someone who is calling for transparency, I find this kind of odd.


4) Derek's blogs talk about a lot that the world already knew. And whilst some points are curious, none of them are actually damning or conclusive proof of any intent at wrongdoing. In regards to his insinuations about wrongdoing because Sandy and Erin being in an elevated positions, I say "So what?" Sometimes it's good to give people a chance to prove themselves. And $80 million+ in crowdfunding suggests Sandy must be doing something right. I don't care if she's Chris's wife, mother or long distant relation. If a person is doing a job well, then I don't see a problem.


5) On the one hand he claims he wants the game to be made and to succeed, but in the next breathe he claims it won't succeed. He's already declared it to be a failure before any evidence has been presented to prove anything. Without any form of conclusive evidence, it find it difficult to believe his claims OR innocence in his intentions. If anything, the lack of evidence suggests that his intentions are FAR from honourable.


6) I find the news about the FTC involvement in crowdfunding interesting. I do beleive that safeguards are needed to protect backers. That much is true. But that doesn't mean I agree with how Derek is going about all this. **IF** Derek was just trying to champion change for the better, then there are much better ways to do it. I believe that IF there was going to be someone to champion for better safeguards, Derek Smart is NOT the man to do it. His motives are VERY questionable.

In short: Until Derek is FULLY transparent with his own arguments and WHO it is he is apparently workign with on this little crusade of his, then his articles amount to nothing more than conspiracy theories based on lots of opinion, and conjecture and nothing much else.

To be honest, I say CIG should phone the FTC themselves, get them and do an audit and show the world what the REAL truth is.

Of course, I bet it won't stop the conspiracy theorists like Derek Smart from then insinuating that CIG somehow "bought off" the FTC.

Any regulars on Bluesnews care to comment?
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
117. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 17, 2015, 02:41 Zandog
 
Well, I've read both of Derek's blogs, and the following is my opinion:


1) What I find shocking is that this "internet warlord" who is trying to make himself sound objective, spends a lot of the time in his articles touting his own games. That level of narcissism really doesn't help whatever validity in their argument a person may have.


2) Derek admits his posts are full out his own opinions. That's his prerogative to do that. But the thing is, if one is going to make insinuations about wrong doing, you have to provide evidence. The "evidence" he has provided is circumstantial at best, twisting facts to suit one's own agenda at worst. I've heard this kind of weak argument before......from a well known Troll ("M") on here. And he couldn't provide any conclusive proof either. Just a lot of claims. He talks about how SC couldn't possibly succeed in being made. And yet, he offers absolutely no evidence to prove that it can't succeed. All he does is say that because HE couldn't succeed then CIG won't succeed either. That's hardly conclusive proof of anything other than the person making such a claim is full of arrogance and narrow mindedness.


3) Derek talks about "we" but doesn't actually state who those in his "we" crowd are. Now for someone who is calling for transparency, I find this kind of odd.


4) Derek's blogs talk about a lot that the world already knew. And whilst some points are curious, none of them are actually damning or conclusive proof of any intent at wrongdoing. In regards to his insinuations about wrongdoing because Sandy and Erin being in an elevated positions, I say "So what?" Sometimes it's good to give people a chance to prove themselves. And $80 million+ in crowdfunding suggests Sandy must be doing something right. I don't care if she's Chris's wife, mother or long distant relation. If a person is doing a job well, then I don't see a problem.


5) On the one hand he claims he wants the game to be made and to succeed, but in the next breathe he claims it won't succeed. He's already declared it to be a failure before any evidence has been presented to prove anything. Without any form of conclusive evidence, it find it difficult to believe his claims OR innocence in his intentions. If anything, the lack of evidence suggests that his intentions are FAR from honourable.


6) I find the news about the FTC involvement in crowdfunding interesting. I do beleive that safeguards are needed to protect backers. That much is true. But that doesn't mean I agree with how Derek is going about all this. **IF** Derek was just trying to champion change for the better, then there are much better ways to do it. I believe that IF there was going to be someone to champion for better safeguards, Derek Smart is NOT the man to do it. His motives are VERY questionable.

In short: Until Derek is FULLY transparent with his own arguments and WHO it is he is apparently workign with on this little crusade of his, then his articles amount to nothing more than conspiracy theories based on lots of opinion, and conjecture and nothing much else.

To be honest, I say CIG should phone the FTC themselves, get them and do an audit and show the world what the REAL truth is.

Of course, I bet it won't stop the conspiracy theorists like Derek Smart from then insinuating that CIG somehow "bought off" the FTC.

Any regulars on Bluesnews care to comment?
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
98. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 16, 2015, 05:44 Zandog
 
B L U E S N E W S

I S

T O X I C
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
51. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 15, 2015, 06:21 Zandog
 
Well, I've read both of Derek's blogs, and the following is my opinion:


1) What I find shocking is that this "internet warlord" who is trying to make himself sound objective, spends a lot of the time in his articles touting his own games. That level of narcissism really doesn't help whatever validity in their argument a person may have.


2) Derek admits his posts are full out his own opinions. That's his prerogative to do that. But the thing is, if one is going to make insinuations about wrong doing, you have to provide evidence. The "evidence" he has provided is circumstantial at best, twisting facts to suit one's own agenda at worst. I've heard this kind of weak argument before......from a well known Troll ("M") on here. And he couldn't provide any conclusive proof either. Just a lot of claims. He talks about how SC couldn't possibly succeed in being made. And yet, he offers absolutely no evidence to prove that it can't succeed. All he does is say that because HE couldn't succeed then CIG won't succeed either. That's hardly conclusive proof of anything other than the person making such a claim is full of arrogance and narrow mindedness.


3) Derek talks about "we" but doesn't actually state who those in his "we" crowd are. Now for someone who is calling for transparency, I find this kind of odd.


4) Derek's blogs talk about a lot that the world already knew. And whilst some points are curious, none of them are actually damning or conclusive proof of any intent at wrongdoing. In regards to his insinuations about wrongdoing because Sandy and Erin being in an elevated positions, I say "So what?" Sometimes it's good to give people a chance to prove themselves. And $80 million+ in crowdfunding suggests Sandy must be doing something right. I don't care if she's Chris's wife, mother or long distant relation. If a person is doing a job well, then I don't see a problem.


5) On the one hand he claims he wants the game to be made and to succeed, but in the next breathe he claims it won't succeed. He's already declared it to be a failure before any evidence has been presented to prove anything. Without any form of conclusive evidence, it find it difficult to believe his claims OR innocence in his intentions. If anything, the lack of evidence suggests that his intentions are FAR from honourable.


6) I find the news about the FTC involvement in crowdfunding interesting. I do beleive that safeguards are needed to protect backers. That much is true. But that doesn't mean I agree with how Derek is going about all this. **IF** Derek was just trying to champion change for the better, then there are much better ways to do it. I believe that IF there was going to be someone to champion for better safeguards, Derek Smart is NOT the man to do it. His motives are VERY questionable.

In short: Until Derek is FULLY transparent with his own arguments and WHO it is he is apparently workign with on this little crusade of his, then his articles amount to nothing more than conspiracy theories based on lots of opinion, and conjecture and nothing much else.

To be honest, I say CIG should phone the FTC themselves, get them and do an audit and show the world what the REAL truth is.

Of course, I bet it won't stop the conspiracy theorists like Derek Smart from then insinuating that CIG somehow "bought off" the FTC.

Any regulars on Bluesnews care to comment?

This comment was edited on Jul 15, 2015, 07:16.
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
46. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 15, 2015, 03:07 Zandog
 
harlock wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 22:33:
derek smart is a known quantity around here, so step back for a second and ask yourself whether this will honestly have ANY effect whatsoever

This is exactly what's wrong with some Bluesnews comment posters. You have a skewed, toxic view of how these "developers" represent themselves.

A message to Bluenews. You don't have to take away freedom of speech but when you allow toxic behavior on you're website, it takes away viewers that the great journalism and reporting this site does provide.

[Disclaimer:] Don't like the comments? Don't read them. Read the news and be happy.

My response to this is simple. You can't control what comments people link from your site, from others sites. When your commenters are toxic, it easily associates you Bluenews, Base6 and James Furness as a whole. Get control of the comments on your boards when people obviously have an agenda and discard it. Let them find a new home to flame the industry on. You've been around too long to allow this to happen.
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
125. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 08:54 Zandog
 
Yes I have because I know how to read. It says reader, not member, not poster, not professional confrontationalist, not labeled "The Original Internet Troll". I said I've been a reader since 1997, Derek Smart. You want 3000AD, Inc. to be something more than an after thought? Be a man, pull your heart out of you're ass and put it back in your chest. Quit trying to ruin another group's project and come up with something positive that people can actually stand behind. You are a great thinker but a terrible developer. You have imagination and resources but you've always been afraid of being abandoned well into a project if you are not directly in control. You know what triple A development takes but you aren't willing to ground yourself and start humble from the bottom like the rest of us. Get off these msg boards and do something special. Fuck everyone else.

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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
112. removed Jul 10, 2015, 04:31 Zandog
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
110. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 04:14 Zandog
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 03:58:
Zandog wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 02:48:
Bluesnews comments are a toxic cesspool of hate for Star Citizen. No wonder Derek Smart feels secure posting here. Reading the comments, a lot of you really have no clue of what's going on with the project and it's sad when people want an opportunity watch crowdfunding work, yet you Bluesnews followers want it to fail so badly. Is no one sick of big publishers shafting consumers with repeats and spin-offs? Wouldn't you like to see this project and game succeed?

Bluesews use to have technically mind, intelligent posters and commenters. It seems those people have been chased away. I've been a Bluesnews reader since 1997. I don't know anymore.

You mean to say that if we don't believe strongly enough and praise the development of Starcitizen the game is doomed to fail?? We will be the ones responsible if it goes down the tubes?? Bluesnews haters are ruining Starcitizen for you, right?? You mentioned intelligence in your post. Well if you had any, you would probably put two and two together and figure out that the only one holding the developmental reins in their hand, and the only ones responsible for the success of Starcitizen (or its failure) is RSI (or CIG) and Chris Roberts. You dare to call us out on being ignorant and stupid, but the only one being blindly fucking ignorant, not to mention childish here is you and your ilk. Those of you who are so fucking blinded by the lies of CR and team that you shift responsibility from the game developers to a bunch of oldschool nerds posting their thoughts on a random (and mostly unknown, sorry Blue) board on the internet. Christ, the nerve some of you people get...

I didn't say any of these things you claim. Anyone reading who isn't a paranoid troll can see that.
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
105. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 02:48 Zandog
 
Bluesnews comments are a toxic cesspool of hate for Star Citizen. No wonder Derek Smart feels secure posting here. Reading the comments, a lot of you really have no clue of what's going on with the project and it's sad when people want an opportunity watch crowdfunding work, yet you Bluesnews followers want it to fail so badly. Is no one sick of big publishers shafting consumers with repeats and spin-offs? Wouldn't you like to see this project and game succeed?

Bluesews use to have technically mind, intelligent posters and commenters. It seems those people have been chased away. I've been a Bluesnews reader since 1997. I don't know anymore.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
19. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Mar 15, 2015, 09:43 Zandog
 
What Barnum called you an idiot? The hanger has a ship in it BTW.  
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News Comments > The Division Delayed
19. Re: The Division Delayed May 16, 2014, 05:14 Zandog
 
I think this is a good call. So far, no other developer has challenged the unique playing environment and style this game has to offer and to further it's vision and polish, I support.  
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News Comments > Codemasters Closing Shooter Studio
1. Re: Codemasters Closing Shooter Studio Sep 14, 2011, 10:25 Zandog
 
YES! THE PROCLAMATION COMES TRUE! YOUR LOYAL FOLLOWERS TOLD YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN!

The OFP community cried out to CM to make Dragon Rising, which was already a fucking awesome game concept, an even better game with some basic changes. CM said nothing further after the release of OFP:DR. They ignored the community feedback, they ignored pleas for response, they ignored the modding community who stepped up to work with CM to make this game not only work but do well. YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GET CM! I torrented Red River, which sucked worse that Dragon Rising out of spite.

Ding dong, the witch is dead! The witch is dead! The witch is dead! Rot in pixel hell, OFP Game Development Management. Your employees deserved better.
 
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News Comments > Steam From Dust Refunds
2. Re: Steam From Dust Refunds Aug 24, 2011, 10:50 Zandog
 
Agreed. You'd think they would have had enough product protection mismanagement and bad press from this.  
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News Comments > GRID Off the Grid
15. Re: GRID Off the Grid Jun 20, 2011, 19:02 Zandog
 
+1
I would be hard pressed to think they'd be willing to give up the network server files. GRID is definitely a test bed for the DiRT series and that kind of network code information is too valuable. Thanks Grid! It was a blast!
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Physical Warfare Pack to Eventually be Free for All
19. Re: Battlefield 3 Physical Warfare Pack Will Eventually be Free for All Jun 16, 2011, 18:35 Zandog
 
If you do not pre-order Battlefield 3, you can still buy Back to Karkand separately and play it as soon as it is released.

there is no segmentation of the community when we launch the base game.


We need to pre-order a Physical Warfare Pack in order to have all the weapons. Then you want to sell Karkand separate from the beginning of launch and say theirs no segmentation? How it that not an oxymoron?
 
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News Comments > Saw a Steam Exclusive
13. Re: Saw a Steam Exclusive Oct 19, 2009, 00:58 Zandog
 
Did he really post "torture porn movie" ?  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1943
65. Re: Battlefield 1943 Announced Feb 6, 2009, 12:40 Zandog
 
I'll just say it now. I won't be playing BF:1943. We'll see what BF:Bad Company 2 brings. Frank Delise should make Desert Combat Mod for BF:1943 like he did for BF:1942  
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