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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Nickname ASeven
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
22. Re: EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game Mar 9, 2013, 14:27 ASeven
 
nin wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:20:
Redmask wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:19:
Slick wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:09:
nin wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:06:
Refunds?



if you want a refund, do a chargeback, they can't ban your account for 1 chargeback, just call their customr service and tell them why. pleanty of people on their official forums are doing this.

Yes they can and they have said any chargebacks will result in a permanent account ban.


Wait, someone doesn't have (s)Lick muted? Really??



He's off his meds again??
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Reveal This Month?
1. Re: Battlefield 4 Reveal This Month? Mar 8, 2013, 21:15 ASeven
 
Now with 100% more cheaters and 100% less features!

Nailed it!
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
38. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 20:49 ASeven
 
Things are taking a turn for the surreal now.  
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
37. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 20:48 ASeven
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 20:46:
ASeven wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 16:49:
Sad thing is, gamers are the most stupid of consumers. Despite Command&Conquer 4, Dark Spore, UbiDRM, Diablo 3, they STILL bought SimCity and it STILL behaved like all other always-online DRM, terribly. And despite SimCity now fucking up for everybody, if they announced another strong brand name but all washed up like this new SC and with always-online DRM they would all still bitch and whine and yet go buy the game.

All I'll say is this:

Of course we want pure crack, but we'll smoke it anyway even if it's cut with talc and Borax. That's just the nature of addiction.

Then it's rehab time.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
34. Re: removed Mar 8, 2013, 20:22 ASeven
 
And some last images:

http://i.imgur.com/UShqZts.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/o8AFkaH.jpg

And damn, my first ever removed post. I think. Shouldn't have quoted Slick I guess.

EDIT:

http://i.imgur.com/8qBKNrq.png

This can't be real. Please, someone tell me this isn't real. EA can't be this dumb and insulting at the same time.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
33. removed Mar 8, 2013, 20:14 ASeven
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
30. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 19:58 ASeven
 
Here is the SimCity debacle in one picture:

http://i.imgur.com/BCgEpRn.jpg
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Alpha Gameplay Trailer
23. Re: Shadowrun Returns Alpha Gameplay Trailer Mar 8, 2013, 18:21 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 17:33:
Tanto Edge wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 17:30:
Half a million dollars, and they're just reskinning XCOM.

How else do you expect turn-based combat to work? This is how turn-based combat has worked since the dawn of... turn-based combat.

Honestly. It's as if they never played a game before 2000. This is how many games back then resolved combat, turn-based. Even mighty Fallout.

Shit, next we'll have people saying Fallout 1 and 2 are just reskinned XCOM by the looks of it.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
14. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 16:49 ASeven
 
Sad thing is, gamers are the most stupid of consumers. Despite Command&Conquer 4, Dark Spore, UbiDRM, Diablo 3, they STILL bought SimCity and it STILL behaved like all other always-online DRM, terribly. And despite SimCity now fucking up for everybody, if they announced another strong brand name but all washed up like this new SC and with always-online DRM they would all still bitch and whine and yet go buy the game.

No wonder indies have risen and are now an established alternative to publishers. It's as if the sane gamers have gone indie and the insane gamers are still only buying AAA games and nothing more.
 
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News Comments > Lord British Announces Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
53. Re: Lord British Announces Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Mar 8, 2013, 16:45 ASeven
 
nin wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 16:33:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 16:26:
Creston wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 12:56:
ASeven wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 12:15:
Hmm, I wanted a new Ultima but my points against this project have been exposed quite well by Creston.

Also, I am now having second thoughts on Civitas. Upon further review I think Civitas might be a scam and I'm not the only one thinking that.

Yeah, I have to admit that I've felt a little warning signal going off in my mind when I look at Civitas.

I hope I'm wrong, and I have a reminder on the page so I'll have another look 2 days before it's set to expire. But so far it does seem a bit iffy. And again, I see no way you can make a game of this kind with $250K, especially not if you're going to be releasing all these mod tools.

Creston

Might not be a scam, but it doesn't look to be a very experienced team, either. Posted by this guy.


I love the fact that they talk about getting PP links/page up and running, when they should never do that until they reach their initial goal...something fishy there. Obviously if you give to them now via PP, not only are you charged immediately, but it also doesn't count towards their KS goal...

http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1584821767/comments



I think the biggest red flag for me is how much space he spends bashing the new SimCity, almost as much space to describe the game itself. I see this as a probable scam that is taking advantage of the shit that is SimCity.

Either way too many red flags for me. I was hoping for this project to be true but as time went on and I kept reading the project page my uneasy feeling just kept growing.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Alpha Gameplay Trailer
17. Re: Shadowrun Returns Alpha Gameplay Trailer Mar 8, 2013, 16:40 ASeven
 
Wasteland 2, this one, possibly Project Eternity, Dead State, Planetary Annihilation, Grim Dawn, Maia, War for the Overworld, etc etc etc

Oh my, this year is going to be a very special year for PC gaming. All from kickstarter as well.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
11. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 16:37 ASeven
 
This gets better and better, like a joke that never ceases to be funny despite how long it gets told.

Funny how the usual EA buttlicking apologists are strangely quiet now.
 
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News Comments > Lord British Announces Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
14. Re: Lord British Announces Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Mar 8, 2013, 12:15 ASeven
 
Hmm, I wanted a new Ultima but my points against this project have been exposed quite well by Creston.

Also, I am now having second thoughts on Civitas. Upon further review I think Civitas might be a scam and I'm not the only one thinking that.
 
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News Comments > Lord British Announces Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
9. Re: Lord British Announces Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Mar 8, 2013, 11:41 ASeven
 
Have I mentioned this could be the next FTL?  
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Passes $2MM
12. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Passes $2MM Mar 8, 2013, 09:45 ASeven
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 09:43:
Sho wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 09:39:
FTL is an example of a KS breakout success that's already been released, but I'm guessing you mean big KS games. I think the first one to release is Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse in September (which was a no-brainer for me, big adventure fan and fan of the series, and these guys know what they're doing).

Ahh thanks Sho, I guess Ill have to get around to checking FTL. If I had played that I would probably be aware of that fact.

You haven't played FTL yet? Burn the heretic!
 
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News Comments > Mike Capps Leaves Epic Entirely
3. Re: Mike Capps Leaves Epic Entirely Mar 8, 2013, 09:39 ASeven
 
Makes me wonder what's going on at Epic when 2 key figures leave so suddenly.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Mar 8, 2013, 09:38 ASeven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 09:34:
It's SimCity. It's a brand name that has the potential to sell millions, though of course it doesn't mean it has.

It's a brand name that hasn't been around in awhile and it's a different market these days. I'll reserve judgment on sales figures for awhile.

Well, so was Diablo. Though in all seriousness there were some ARPGs between D2 and D3 and really nothing like SimCity between SC4 and 5. The Anno series is an economic chain game, it isn't an evolving city game like SC. The only game close to SC that was released in the meantime was CitiesXL but that was a terrible game.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Passes $2MM
4. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Passes $2MM Mar 8, 2013, 09:34 ASeven
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 09:33:
Yeah, passing $2 millimetres so quickly is impressive, probably.

Mine is $3 milimiters, it's bigger than yours. Hah hah!

Thanks, I'll be here all day.
 
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