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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patched, Company of Heroes Online Ending
11. Re: Company of Heroes Patched, Company of Heroes Online Ending Mar 28, 2011, 10:10 bhcompy
 
Hey Relic, we need more Homeworld.  
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News Comments > Game of Thrones RPG Plans
22. Re: Game of Thrones RPG Plans Mar 28, 2011, 09:50 bhcompy
 
UConnBBall wrote on Mar 26, 2011, 17:04:
How is this IP a good fit for a MMO of any kind or even a video game???? It's a great series because it's different and is not a action based narrative. It's politics and intrigue.

Game of Thrones - Living Card Game by Fantasy Flight is an awesome game that feels like you are playing a game based on the series. If you haven't given it a try head down to Barnes and Nobles and buy the core set. It's $40 and plays great. Any action based game would not be this series.

Personally, this would be great for an RTS(Total War type of course). You have a very well defined map, you have defined kingdoms with particular skills/resources, etc.

As far as an RPG, an RPG that follows the story will be boring, but an RPG that occurs within the rich world will not be. Similar to KOTOR, set an RPG within a well defined and vibrant world and you have the basis for building a winner.
 
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News Comments > On EVE Online's Future
8. Re: On EVE Online's Future Mar 28, 2011, 09:44 bhcompy
 
Asmo wrote on Mar 28, 2011, 05:24:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 28, 2011, 02:16:
I think it's supposed to be a comment on the lowest common denominator. They'll fight the countless ground battles while the PC players run the galactic empire and reap the wealth

Would you trust a bunch of random teabagging dumbasses on a mission that might effect what you're doing in game, particularly since Eve can punish players very effectively if they overreach or make mistakes?

The old commander/players hybrid RTS/FPS concept works great if both teams do what they're told. Like playing an RTS where the units just wander off mission whenever they feel like it..

It's not a commander from what I understand. You're contracting with people(on consoles) to fight for resource control of a planet. Mix of Planetside and MAG, with locations varying on where there are conflicts. I imagine the real interaction with people will probably be minimal in game if at all, just a posting on a list
 
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News Comments > Steam Voice Chat Gets SILKy Smoothness
6. Re: Steam Voice Chat Gets SILKy Smoothness Mar 22, 2011, 15:22 bhcompy
 
What was it previously? Why not go with SPEEX since it doesn't have licensing issues?  
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News Comments > Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW
55. Re: Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW Mar 22, 2011, 09:39 bhcompy
 
Yifes wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 14:52:
bhcompy wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 14:35:
Which is why adults play EVE instead of WoW. We leave WoW to the kids who are bored with their 360s

You can play EVE for 1 hr a day? I've always thought that EVE was an even bigger timesink and waste of your life than WOW.

Sure you can play EVE for an hour a day. One of the biggest benefits of EVE is that character advancement occurs whether or not you're logged on(as long as you queue it up). Same goes for manufacturing(crafting), buying/selling(you can place standing market orders that sit for hours/days/weeks/months), and other things. The actual business of fighting can take as long as you want. If you want to earn some cash mining or mission running or killing pirates(ratting) or PVPing, you can do all of that in an hours span of time.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Details
13. Re: Prey 2 Details Mar 21, 2011, 14:37 bhcompy
 
Just give me a full game of the creepyass radio broadcasts

/intro to Prey was bitchin
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW
40. Re: Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW Mar 21, 2011, 14:35 bhcompy
 
Yakubs wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 13:03:
Kajetan wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 12:04:
InBlack wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 12:00:
Maybe because Diablo can be played 15 minutes at a time (a quick boss run or something) and WoW raids are a major pain in the ass for the majority of adult gamers?
You dont have to raid. Most WoW players just play "normal" PvE and sometimes easy instances up to an hour a day. The majority of WoW players never sees endgame content.

You're forgetting about adult gamers who aren't mentally disabled. You can spend an hour a day and get up to level 85. Then what? As of Cata, you cannot reliably do PvE content for an hour a day at 85. Many of the 5-mans take 90+ minutes to complete with pugs. Nonetheless, you can power through, anger your wife, and do the 5-mans enough times to get Heroic items. I did this in a matter of a few weeks.

Then what, again? You can't raid. 5-mans STILL take 60 minutes minimum and now you don't get anything out of them. What are you supposed to do? Craft crap?

Level 85 WoW is designed for raiding/PvPing and for people who never tire of dressing their character in neat outfits. There's very little content for those in between. I outlined this argument to Blizzard when I canceled my account like a month after Cata came out.

Which is why adults play EVE instead of WoW. We leave WoW to the kids who are bored with their 360s
 
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News Comments > AMD Knocks DirectX
36. Re: AMD Knocks DirectX Mar 18, 2011, 17:54 bhcompy
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 18, 2011, 17:12:
killer_roach wrote on Mar 18, 2011, 17:04:
OpenGL is flexible, but if you're talking about performance, it's an absolute joke.
That's probably more to do with the fact that most optimizations in drivers these days are built around DX, and DX related apps not OGL. OGL performance was 2nd to none behind 3dfx back 10 years ago(and sometimes higher) because everything was either OGL, or 3dfx. And DX was dead last, that changed after 3dfx folded, got eaten by nvidia, and MS decided that consoles were the latest hot shit, and gave special incentives for DX optimizations.

Well, 3dfx's GLIDE wrapper was OpenGL based.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Plans UDK-Style CryENGINE SDK
9. Re: Crytek Plans UDK-Style CryENGINE SDK Mar 16, 2011, 13:19 bhcompy
 
Creston wrote on Mar 16, 2011, 00:04:
Let's hope it catches on. Other than Crysis being a huge resource hog, Crytek's engines have always been fantastic.

I'd LOVE to see more games built in them. Of course, I'd love to see more games built in the Dunia or Just Cause 2 engines too, and so far it's zilch. Everyone keeps going back to Unreal 3. Sigh.

Creston

The SDK is the reason that they keep going back to Unreal Engine. Same reason that Quake, Quake2, Quake3, HL, and Source were/are heavily used by modders and developers alike. Powerful SDK, good world building software, popular 3d modeling tools usable for modeling, very good ingame development language/interpreter(QuakeC for all of the ones I mentioned basically), etc.

I didn't like the comment by DICE stating that the SDK for BF3 has to be scaled down if it's going to be released at all because of how complex it is(among other things IIRC). That's the whole point. We want to make complex mods, total conversions, or be able to license the engine commercially.
 
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News Comments > THQ Stock Drops
10. Re: THQ Stock Drops Mar 15, 2011, 18:19 bhcompy
 
No more implausible than Red Dawn before it  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 14, 2011, 18:04 bhcompy
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Mar 14, 2011, 15:01:
Quicksilver wrote on Mar 14, 2011, 12:13:
Who would've thought the future would actually be a cyberpunk novel?


Ooh! Ooh! I did! I did!


But...I was hoping for Snowcrash.

This is a lot more Spook Country.

-Jn-
Ifriti Sophist


Well, it's not going to be Neuromancer anymore. The Japanese have too many problems of their own now to accomplish the complete takeover of culture in the US
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 14, 2011, 12:02 bhcompy
 
I wonder if they did it for the lulz  
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Announced
27. Re: Tribes: Ascend Announced Mar 11, 2011, 19:15 bhcompy
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 17:44:
I remember all the way back to Delta Force which was pretty amazing in terms of how much terrain was drawn with such minimal impact on performance. I believe it used a Voxel-based flight sim engine.

The only downside was the closer you got to an object, the worse it would seem to look.

Delta Force did use voxels(volumetric pixels), but Tribes didn't.
 
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Announced
21. Re: Tribes: Ascend Announced Mar 11, 2011, 16:51 bhcompy
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 15:47:
Never had a problem finding a server, though I usually stuck to the same server with an established player base.

ATF Hump'em & Dump'em
 
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Announced
16. Re: Free your mind. Mar 11, 2011, 15:40 bhcompy
 
NoBS wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 15:14:
OldScho0l wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 14:38:
It has failed before it will ever begin. The Unreal 3 engine can't do huge open environments like tribes and tribes 2. /sigh
Uninformed end users shouldn't whine about what they think a game engine cannot do.

You want huge terrain from the Unreal engine? Here it is.

That doesn't mean that this particular game will utilize that capability, but it's there if the game's artists and level designers want to use it.

Well, IIRC, the deal with Tribes is that it used a flight sim engine of sorts for those outdoor areas. I don't mind UE3, as it saves expense, but it's not a flight sim
 
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Announced
6. Re: Tribes: Ascend Announced Mar 11, 2011, 14:24 bhcompy
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 14:20:
I remember playing Tribes on a Dial Up modem so I guess I still have yet to experience it...

Netcode actually wasn't that bad.

I wonder if they're writing it for Glide
 
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Announced
1. Re: Tribes: Ascend Announced Mar 11, 2011, 14:15 bhcompy
 
Show me gameplay motherf'ers  
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News Comments > Blizzard Playing Titan Already
34. Re: Blizzard Playing Titan Already Mar 9, 2011, 18:56 bhcompy
 
Asmo wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 17:54:
Jonny wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 11:41:
As long as Titan is the code-name for the oft-denied World of Starcraft then I'd be interested. If it's not then it'll have to be something special and not fantasy based to catch my interest. Far, far too many fantasy based games on the market over the last ten years, think I'm burned out on elves.

I dunno, there have been a few attempts but none of them really did a huge amount of business. Fallen Earth, Champs/Star Trek Online (lol), Global Agenda (which barely qualifies as an MMO), the cop one etc.

Anarchy Online did well in its time and EVE is going on 8 years strong and still growing. They aren't WoW level, but EVE has more subscribers 8 years in than DAoC had at peak, and DAoC was king of the hill popularity wise until WoW hit(though EQ had more subscribers at the time, and EVE is around those numbers).

Planetside also did pretty well
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Playing Titan Already
17. Re: Blizzard Playing Titan Already Mar 9, 2011, 13:09 bhcompy
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 12:45:
All we really know about it is that it will have a "more broad appeal" and their best talent from World of Warcraft is behind it.

We have some of our most talented and most experienced developers on that team. Many of the people that built World of Warcraft are full time on that other team.
Source

So now WoW gets the B-team treatment which explains a lot.

MMO development works like this:
-Dev team makes game, finishes game, maybe works on a few expansions
-Live team follows dev team and maintains the game, provides updates/bugfixes
-Occasionally, a tertiary team is attached for expansion purposes

Their best developers haven't been working on WoW in ages
 
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News Comments > Homefront Campaign is Five Hours?
44. Re: Homefront Campaign is Five Hours? Mar 8, 2011, 18:36 bhcompy
 
gilly775 wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 16:35:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 15:24:
Oh, how disappointed you're going to be when you find out how much like Call of Duty this game tries to be.

Exactly. From what I've read, this is exactly like CoD, only with a superficially different premise.

Didn't MW2's SP campaign have some nation attack the US on US soil?

You know who John Milius is and the significance of him being tied to this particular premise, right? He's been doing it a lot longer than the people formerly known as Infinity Ward
 
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