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Signed On Aug 23, 2010, 19:35
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News Comments > Areal Conspiracy Theories
6. Re: Areal Conspiracy Theories Jul 21, 2014, 11:28 SimplyMonk
 
Read their "Risk & Challenges" section today.

"There are always challenges and obstacles that you need to deal with when making video games or any media really, but they are easy to overcome."

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Really? People are giving them money? The Potato Salad guy deserves their money more than these scam artists. At least he is honest.

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News Comments > Areal Videos
14. Re: Areal Videos Jul 18, 2014, 14:05 SimplyMonk
 
I find this relevant to the current discussion: http://i.imgur.com/GQHeMQ6.gif  
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News Comments > Areal Videos
9. Re: Areal Videos Jul 18, 2014, 12:39 SimplyMonk
 
Yeah. Not going to lie. This is video shows nothing of value really. Even if this isn't the Unity engine or maybe they have their own engine running converted Unity assets... There is nothing show in the teaser to make this look like anything worth contributing too. They most likely would of been better off releasing nothing rather than expose themselves to this scrutiny.

Plus, $50K? Who needs $50K to finish development of a video game? That gets you a good programmer for maybe 6 months. If you need $50K to finish a video game, that better be the cost you need to print the disks and ship it. Maybe some QA. Not finish whatever these teasers are showing.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Expansion Next Week
6. Re: Hearthstone Expansion Next Week Jul 18, 2014, 11:33 SimplyMonk
 
Alamar wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 11:14:
I like the idea of having some progression based goal, so I'll give it a whirl, but the whole card collection thing is NOT doing it for me.

Without some form of player trading, the Dust -> "Card I Want" ratio is too low for me to even bother considering trying to get a full set of cards. Boosters are too unreliable. I've made a fairly competitive Shaman deck and a set of hero agnostic murloc cards to complete dailies with, but that is it. Everything else pretty much gets dusted to eventually make a legendary or something.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Expansion Next Week
3. Re: Hearthstone Expansion Next Week Jul 18, 2014, 10:53 SimplyMonk
 
nin wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 10:46:
Seeing as the first wing is free, I'll definitely check it out.

Yeah. Same. Plus the Heroic mode sounds interesting for a little more of a challenge. Seeing as all there is to do now is grind rankings or play Arena it should be refreshing to have some other objective.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Expansion Next Week
1. Re: Hearthstone Expansion Next Week Jul 18, 2014, 10:45 SimplyMonk
 
Hearthstone has definitely waned in my interests the last few months. Don't even bother doing the dailies anymore. The simplicity/variance might be great for bringing in new players and having them able to pick it up quickly and be somewhat competitive... but it really doesn't do much for the longevity of the game in my opinion.

Maybe this will spark some new interest? Doubt it though.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing
14. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing Jul 8, 2014, 18:05 SimplyMonk
 
Tim Collins wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:00:
DAOC had/has lots of multiboxers

Seeing as the majority of the time when you are running with a squad in DAOC you are on /follow and assist targeting... I would find it hard to tell the difference.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing
10. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing Jul 8, 2014, 13:40 SimplyMonk
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 13:01:
Multiboxing should be banned, plain and simple. It isn't a reasonable practice.

Reasonable is reasonably a relative term. Old friend of mine used to play EQ with 5 computers running 5 separate accounts pretty easily. Just really a factor of money and desire to do it at that point.

Even if they were to ban it, it is almost completely unenforceable from a technical point of view. At best they could make it harder to do but they'd run into a lot of situations where it would be a gray area and they couldn't hand out bans without catching a lot of flak. Not worth their time and since the player is paying for a additional accounts I doubt they care.

You aren't going to multibox anything that couldn't be done by a swarm of 8 year olds so their really isn't any harm that I can see. Maybe for in-game economies but it is nothing you wouldn't be able to accomplish by making your kid/friend (or funding some third-world child to do ;)) do the same for you.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Announces "Hero Shooter" Battleborn
7. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 13:26 SimplyMonk
 
If it is FTP, I may give it a shot, but seeing as it is also on console, I doubt it. Who knows though. I've enjoyed playing SMITE from time to time. Not sure how much value a co-op campaign will add to the genre.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 12:15 SimplyMonk
 
My buddies and I had our biggest challenge with L4D on the higher difficulties or in versus as far as teamwork was concerned. We also learned a little about ourselves like my buddy's wife is never allowed to carry the Molotovs. Ever.

Never played the PD series, but I heard the mechanics were similar just with cops instead of zombies.

Looking forward to Evolve for the teamwork opportunities it will present when not playing as the monster... which I'll probably want to do all the time.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing
6. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing Jul 8, 2014, 11:53 SimplyMonk
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 11:44:
So Blizzard cares because botting ruins the experience of those who are not botting, i.e. people not cheating.

There is a fine line between botting and effective multiboxing. The big distinction being that Blizzard allows multiboxing but not botting. It really comes down to whether or not every action your character performs is a direct response to user input or not.

If you click one button and your character performs a chain of 50 tasks you are botting and Blizzard bans you.

If you click one button and 50 characters you have on 50 different accounts perform 50 various tasks you are multiboxing and Blizzard takes your money and laughs.

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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing
5. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing Jul 8, 2014, 11:46 SimplyMonk
 
My wife was multiboxing WoW for about a month when they were doing $5 for an account plus a free month up to Pandaria and then Recruit-A-Friending her other account so that she would get 300% XP. She'd then run a Tank/Healer combo and do pretty well up until Cata where things got pretty crazy. Think she got maybe 3 characters on her main account up to ~75 in a few days. Maybe 10 hours?

ISBoxer is what she was using and it seemed to be engineered pretty well (video). You could run it where all your inputs would translate to both characters, do screen-within-screen so you could see your other account in a small window, split screen or even cuts out certain parts of your main window so that you could see and click buttons or bars on your secondary. There were even some videos showing people doing this with 5+ accounts fairly effectively.

I could pretty easily see this working fairly well for D3 as you'd have both characters all wired up to the same inputs. Click the left-mouse on something and all of your characters fire off their left-mouse spell. Might be hard with different archetypes, but if you had 4 Wizards would be pretty easy plus you'd get 4x the loot. Picking up that loot now would be the annoying part.
 
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News Comments > Dwarf Fortress Patch Next Month
3. Re: Dwarf Fortress Patch Next Month Jun 20, 2014, 10:13 SimplyMonk
 
Illumin wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 09:21:
This game rocks even with the craptastic graphics!

You get the right mods installed and even that isn't much of a concern.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 18, 2014, 10:56 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 10:03:
It is still going to suck for third party games due to technical shortcomings though.

Ever since the Wii, Nintendo consoles have pretty much just been Nintendo Machines. I don't think there was a single Wii title I picked up that wasn't a Nintendo title outside of a few niche RPGs.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up
12. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up Jun 12, 2014, 10:33 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 21:53:
However, I thought it was pretty lame that you couldn't even play a female character in the co-op stuff. But now I see that everyone just plays their own SP character in the co-op, so in essence it's four Arno's that are joining up. So I guess from that perspective it still makes sense. A bit.

Yeah. After reading more about this "controversy", although I would of enjoyed a female lead, I completely understand why what isn't really viable since given the historical nature of the games as female lead would have vastly different story than a male lead. Makes their comment about animations being too much work more viable as they are just using clones of Arno for the co-op to begin with.

Same could be said why they didn't include a dwarf assassin, dog assassin, handicapabale assassin or Shiva assassin. Too much more animation work, but I'm sure they wanted to.
 
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News Comments > Female Lead Cut from Assassin's Creed: Unity
20. Re: Female Lead Cut from Assassin's Creed: Unity Jun 11, 2014, 11:36 SimplyMonk
 
Haven't played an AC since the second and I didn't see this game changing that but I will say it still disappoints me. Played Mass Effect 1 through twice. First time male. Second time female. Vastly enjoyed the voice acting and dialogue and atmosphere the female character presented far more than my male play through. Maybe it was because I played her as Renegade and the male as Paragon that added to that, but sometimes just having a female lead in a stereotypical male role is refreshing.

Needless to say, I only played through ME2 once with my female character. Still haven't gotten around to ME3. Maybe once my daughter is old enough to play them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 9, 2014, 14:22 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 11:59:
Utterly vague and useless article. Convinced 33% how exactly? Examples? Who were these 33%? What's their IQ? What do they do for a living? How fucking many people did the test? What's the frequency, Kenneth?!

It convinced one of the three judges that it was a 13 year old Ukrainian boy that didn't speak English that well.

io9 has a far better write up about how this really isn't that impressive and this particular Turing Test is kinda useless.

Here

Chatbots now have the scamming power of a 13 year old that doesn't speak English well. Don't trust 13 year olds on the internet. That's pretty much it.

 
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News Comments > SMITE Ultimate God Weekend Day
1. Re: SMITE Ultimate God <strike>Weekend</strike> Day May 30, 2014, 12:38 SimplyMonk
 
Played a few games of Smite last week after not touching it for about a year or two. The game is coming into its own a little, but still feels like it is lacking something to really hooks me like other MOBAs. This renewed interest will probably drop off as I also just got an alpha key for Heroes of the Storm.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2014, 12:16 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on May 21, 2014, 10:58:
And they just got a new Husky puppy a few months back. While he loves her and she'll grow out of it he regrets not getting an older rescue dog - as was his old one.

Having been through two Huskies we got as pups, they are both still alive but pretty much past all the puppy and training stuff and overall very well behaved, I'm not sure if we'd do it again. By far they are the most stubborn and energetic dogs I've ever had and although they are quick to teach something, they are also quick to find a way to misbehave or destroy something you thought invulnerable. Plus twice a year it snows inside our house as both the pups are snow white and when they blow their coats I could literally make a small couch out of the hair.

Been debating getting a Shiba Inu as our third dog as it sounds like Husky-lite as we really do enjoy the personality of the breed but might benefit from the reduced size and slightly less shedding. In our madness we also considered an American Akita because they are mini-bears... but then realized that pretty much just takes the issues with have with our current pups and multiply is by 120 lbs.

Slightly dated photo, but cute: http://i.imgur.com/KKSCWQn.png
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 11:56 SimplyMonk
 
InBlack wrote on May 20, 2014, 10:40:
Also watched GOT last night. (Its released on Mondays in EU) Great episode that went by way too fast for my liking....

They've been getting steadily faster the last few episodes. Really doing a good job of ramping things up and making me lose all track of time.
 
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