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Nickname Asmo
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Signed On Nov 14, 2010, 09:18
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News Comments > New IndieFort Bundle
2. Re: New IndieFort Bundle Sep 10, 2012, 19:35 Asmo
 
Indeed, usually with these indie bundles I already have a decent number of the titles in the bundle.

That being said, there are a lot of games there I've never see before and the prices are extremely reasonable.
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 BFG Edition: No PC DOOM/DOOM II Multiplayer
30. Re: DOOM 3 BFG Edition: No PC DOOM/DOOM II Multiplayer Sep 5, 2012, 17:58 Asmo
 
/shrug

I'm hard pressed even feigning outrage atm let alone genuinely feeling it...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Nerf Warning
13. Re: Diablo III Nerf Warning Sep 2, 2012, 18:03 Asmo
 
We also know that players are having fun using Trail of Cinders in their builds, so

Oh there's the problem, people are having fun... Better fix that shit asap...
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Source This Month
36. Re: Black Mesa Source This Month Sep 2, 2012, 17:59 Asmo
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 14:12:

Whoa, back off everybody!

What, like you've backed off on the Black Mesa guys? X D

Before you say anything make sure you have permission from our white-knighting apologist.

'Everyone' is right. You're coming across like a spoiled child when you have zero right to complain.

And nin wasn't apologising for them, he was just calling you out for being a douchebag. Don't like that it took that long or a bunch of volunteers didn't meet the deadline they set themselves, fine, don't play it or support them. But you're kidding yourself if you think they owe you anything...
 
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News Comments > Miner Wars 2081 Occulus Rift Support
2. Re: Miner Wars 2081 Occulus Rift Support Aug 30, 2012, 19:21 Asmo
 
/shrug 3 24 inch monitors in nvid surround do the job pretty well in terms of immersion, one hopes they bother to add full support for that...  
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News Comments > Spec Ops: The Line MP Knocked By Dev
30. Re: Spec Ops: The Line MP Knocked By Dev Aug 29, 2012, 20:03 Asmo
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 29, 2012, 12:29:
Who said customers weren't happy? The developer is saying he's not happy, but isn't saying the customers aren't happy.

He is in fact saying the customers aren't happy....

"No one is playing it"

Happy customers don't abandon a supposedly key part of your product. If no one is playing it, it's because they aren't happy with it.

Critical thinking and introspection has gone out the f#cking window lately. I face a similar problem at work where our management knows we have x workload and y staff, and the way to increase how much work we get done is to reshuffle the department (so no more staff, training etc). A change of seat should be great to wring an extra couple of minutes out of my already full time day where I'm typically working non stop.

And that's the problem, once you get out of the trenches, you lose touch with the reality of the situation. Just as you have done Beamer. The dev implicitly stated that MP was a flop (something that no one plays can hardly be termed a 'success'). And yet you are here saying it's fickle customers causing the problem? Did you work on the game? Do you have some mystical insight that a guy who actually worked on the game doesn't have?

The fact there are rabidly successful games out there proves that you can make customers happy by virtue of making a good game.
 
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News Comments > Miner Wars Arena Released
3. Re: Miner Wars Arena Released Aug 28, 2012, 18:05 Asmo
 
I plonked down cash for this game last year to support it and I'm still waiting on a decent build while they piss time away on 'super secret' projects... =\

If you're going to ask for pre-pays to support dev work during the build, the least one should do is apply oneself to finishing that game first...
 
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News Comments > Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future
52. Re: Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future Aug 23, 2012, 18:37 Asmo
 
Fuck Jay Wilson and fuck Diablo III.

Fortunately I don't have a management or PR to worry about so I doubt I'll be making a retraction any time soon.

Best 89 bucks I never spent... X D
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95%
112. Re: Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95% Aug 22, 2012, 18:17 Asmo
 
No long post required, typical Ubi bullshit, disregarded...  
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News Comments > NVIDIA's Free Borderlands 2 Promotion
20. Re: NVIDIA's Free Borderlands 2 Promotion Aug 16, 2012, 23:27 Asmo
 
Palit 680 4 gig here, very quiet, cool and low energy consumption even running 3x1920x1200 surround. Runs faster than a 5970 2 gig (x2 card) with higher IQ.

The 6xx cards have the same hallmark feeling about them that the 8800 nvid or 9700 Ati cards did.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic
15. Re: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Aug 16, 2012, 18:12 Asmo
 
I'll give them their due, Blizz does CG intros better than almost anyone else (I still love the fall of Arthas one from WC3 was it?).

That being said, I've got little interest in going back to WoW for another crack at the same old same old.
 
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News Comments > Heavy Gear Returning
3. Re: Heavy Gear Returning Aug 8, 2012, 21:11 Asmo
 
WOO FUCKING HOO

DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK DON'T SUCK

Ahem.. One of my favourite settings/styles for mecha combat.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta Beginning; Steam Confirmed
6. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Beginning; Steam Confirmed Aug 6, 2012, 17:48 Asmo
 
Wonder if my tech beta key carries over... =\

Not that it matters a whole bunch, soooo many games at the mo'...
 
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News Comments > Vanguard Goes F2P Next Week
8. Re: Vanguard Goes F2P Next Week Aug 5, 2012, 17:55 Asmo
 
I've had plenty of good experiences with Sony since they started F2P'ing their titles. EQII worked out well (got a 3x points sale and a 1/2 price SOE shop sale so managed to pick up 12 months of sub for 20 bucks...), didn't mind DCUO as a bit of a time sink, and I've still got a pile of points leftover for any of the Sony games, so I might give this a whirl at some point (between TSW, PS2, MWO, WoT, GW2 and my backlog from the Steam summer sale... sigh, I need more time...)  
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
39. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Jul 31, 2012, 23:24 Asmo
 
I don't see what the big fucking deal is. If there is a case that truly has merit, Valve cannot stop you pressing suit not can it stop a judge overturning it's EULA if the judge finds fault with it.

I do understand the logic behind limiting class actions as a way of reducing the amount of skim a law firm can make from a big settlement, but the other bit of logic that intrudes is 'just how big a class action does anyone ever expect to occur?'... 99% of the things that can go wrong with Steam, to my mind, would at best be small claims which could and should be settled in arbitration rather than tying up the courts at massive expense to all involved (including the state). And Valve picks up the arbitration tab.

I don't doubt they are covering their own ass first and foremost, but this does not seem particularly onerous, regardless of who is doing it...

 
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News Comments > The Secret World Content Plans
23. Re: The Secret World Content Plans Jul 11, 2012, 19:56 Asmo
 
MacLeod wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 10:21:
There's an app for that. Literally. I grabbed an app for my phone so I didn't have to screenshot the sound waves (the beeping was too fast for me). Held my phone up to the speaker and instant Morse Code translation. lol.

Yeah, and you can just look up the answer on a spoiler site as well... =)

I went the more masochistic route of actually working it out.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial
25. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial Jul 11, 2012, 18:27 Asmo
 
Got the 'come back' email yesterday, played for about 30 mins, logged out, probably not going back...

Just ridiculous how much potential that game had and how badly it fell short...
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Jul 11, 2012, 00:16 Asmo
 
I like PA but the ads don't bother me (srsly, PA's adds are relatively innocuous compared to some other sites...)

Incidentally, I still can't believe people are going on about the fucking dickwolf thing...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. removed Jul 10, 2012, 21:04 Asmo
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Jul 5, 2012, 23:30 Asmo
 
Don't get me wrong, I'm the first person to heap shit on Blizzard over DIII, but did anyone really expect anything different?

DI and II were all about doing the same thing over and over again for better gear to do harder challenges. The key differentiation was that DII existed in a world with a handful of MMO's and a new game release cycle that was a hell of a lot slower, so you could afford to spend some time in game for lack of a better option.

As for value for money, I've sunk over 400 hours in to M&B:Warband and almost as much in to X3:TC which were both cheaper to buy, cheaper to build, had less customers (ergo 'less popular'), and I've completely passed on D3. Value is subjective, if you enjoyed D3 and think you got value for money, more power to ya. But seriously, anyone expecting more than a prettier version of the old hamster wheel was seriously kidding themselves.
 
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