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Signed On Oct 6, 2011, 16:16
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Jun 7, 2012, 00:29 WarpCrow
 
That's okay. The way it looks, by the time Battlefield 4 comes out they'll have ruined the franchise completely and I won't have to give Origin a second thought anymore. I guess I'll just have to settle for Target.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC Port Issues
19. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Jun 7, 2012, 00:24 WarpCrow
 
Their honesty kind of makes me want to support them. Better than the typical 'It's not just a port because the PC version will have special features such as support for multiple resolutions and optional mouse controls!' that we hear from other publishers. And maybe supporting this small effort will encourage larger efforts in the future. Honestly, did anyone expect anything better from a Japanese developer? Even Square Enix's Final Fantasy MMO's are best played with a gamepad.

Besides, it's the only way I'll ever end up playing it.
 
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News Comments > Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games
31. Re: Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games May 19, 2012, 10:30 WarpCrow
 
Slashman wrote on May 19, 2012, 09:50:
I don't like Origin mostly for the fact that somehow I'm never included in any of their sales because apparently I'm in the 'UK' or some shit like that. Whereas when Steam has a sale its a sale across the board, not based on territory. I don't live in the Us or Canada and that shouldn't be a factor in if I get a good deal from your service or not.

Origin is still light-years away from Steam and I don't see it changing anytime soon. I have no interest in becoming a customer of theirs at this time.

They're weird about the global thing. You're right, but at the same time, I live in Germany and Origin actually has an age verification system in place that would let me buy uncensored versions of games where that's an issue, which Steam in all of its years hasn't bothered to implement. I do have to praise them for that.

Still wouldn't have bought anything from them if it wasn't for BF3, though.
 
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News Comments > Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games
24. Re: Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games May 19, 2012, 07:54 WarpCrow
 
Wraith wrote on May 19, 2012, 07:31:
Jerykk wrote on May 19, 2012, 07:24:

Good lord, the knee jerk reactions are painful. Please do some research or at least read the rest of the thread before posting. Wasteland 2 is not going to require Origin. It will simply be sold on Origin, along with Steam, GOG, GamersGate and every other digital distributor.
Good Lord, the stupidity on display here is appalling.

Origin is a non-functional piece of cat-piss which EA forces on people who don't want it. Origin requires you to satisfy the EA machine to play your single player game. By supporting and utilising Origin, you are supporting their anti-consumer behaviour. The only way this piece of shit will go away is if it's not supported.

Fuck Origin and fuck anyone who supports it. If you're a developer who received crowd-sourced funding from gamers and you support Origin, then you're betraying the demographic which funded your fucking game in the first place - and are therefore a piece of shit.

This isn't rocket surgery dude. It just requires you to - oh, I don't know - THINK.

I haven't had any problem with it. It's not as polished or functional as Steam is, but on a fundamental level it's no different. If you expect every developer to be an activist who agrees with you point by point or they're 'betraying' you, you're part of a demographic that's not even worth winning over. You want the developer to be as beholden to you personally as they currently are to the major publishers. At least they have money.

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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
3. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 13, 2012, 21:22 WarpCrow
 
What kind of servers are you people playing on that it's such a hassle? Have yet to have any such issues on PC, personally... I stick to EU, 64 person only though.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed May 11, 2012, 12:34 WarpCrow
 
It's funny that Blizzard have been able to take the same thing PC gamers crucified Ubisoft for, take it to even further extremes, and successfully sell it as a feature.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization May 7, 2012, 19:55 WarpCrow
 
As if we didn't know what the business model was. Provide as little as possible, charge as much as possible, quality and consumer satisfaction be damned. It's not like most people have very many alternatives.  
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News Comments > Risen 2 DLC Already on Disc?
3. Re: Risen 2 DLC Already on Disc? May 6, 2012, 13:33 WarpCrow
 
Quboid wrote on May 6, 2012, 13:05:
Isn't Risen 2 a bit ... rough? What are their priorities?

It's a Piranha Bytes game. If there's one thing these German developers are known for (aside from Crytek), it's for delivering rough, buggy games. The first Risen was the same way, the Gothic series, Sacred... QA is just not a priority. I was looking forward to the way Risen 2 looked, but seeing that and the fact that it proudly had Day 1 DLC that wasn't even available to pre-orders (and was reportedly mediocre on top)... meh. One less game for the wishlist.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 6, 2012, 13:08 WarpCrow
 
It's only a matter of time before they demand blocking of VPNs as well, now that they've started blocking popular sites and causing users to seek alternative methods.  
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News Comments > Official The Elder Scrolls Online Announcement
10. Re: Official The Elder Scrolls Online Announcement May 3, 2012, 21:32 WarpCrow
 
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2012, 21:27:
Kastagir wrote on May 3, 2012, 21:15:
I have plenty of disdain for MMOs, but I admit to being curious to see what this ends up looking like since it won't be developed on console hardware. Just looking, of course. I wouldn't play it since, you know, you have to deal with people.

Bethsoft doing anything anymore with the PC as the lead platfom will never happen. They're talking about the PC/OSX version here but I have a feeling the lead platform will be the 360. Oh yeah, you can count on some sort of consolization for this. May I take an arrow to the knee if it's not the case!

It would be a big risk. Every console-focused MMO since FFXI has fallen flat on its face.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 3, 2012, 21:26 WarpCrow
 
Yes you greedy old dinosaurs, technology just keeps improving and you might just have to evolve with it instead of holding everybody back because you miss the 1970's. If only they'd been able to nip this whole 'innovation' thing in the bud back when the VCR was still in its infancy...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 30, 2012, 22:50 WarpCrow
 
Hulu, which attracted 31 million unique users in March under a free-for-all model, is taking its first steps to change to a model where viewers will have to prove they are a pay-TV customer to watch their favorite shows, sources tell The Post.

Oh wait, you're serious? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FopyRHHlt3M
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 30, 2012, 15:20 WarpCrow
 
I have to balance the stupidity of posting things you wouldn't want a stranger to see on Facebook with the right to privacy. An employer should be able to look you up and see what you've made public, but they should have no right to hold your job hostage solely on the demand that you give up your login credentials. That is... beyond unacceptable, and yet it's becoming more and more common because people need jobs, and often don't have the choice to just walk away and apply elsewhere. You say no, the employer says tough, I'll just hire the next in line.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
16. Re: Morning Previews Apr 30, 2012, 14:37 WarpCrow
 
Highly enjoyed the beta weekend myself, rolled a Charr engineer (iron legion) and guardian (flame legionblood legion, always mixing the two names up) along with a Norn necromancer. Loved the Charr story and feel especially. It's not the Messiah of MMO's as many were expecting, but it does offer some innovation. I liked the varied intro stories in character select and the choices that come up with the story itself. Soloing is a little more challenging than what I'm used to in games like EQ2 and TOR which is nice. I liked gradually unlockable weapon skills unique to each weapon type, and the overall feel of combat. Heavy weapons like the two-handed hammer actually feel like they have weight when they hit (thanks to visual effects and the occasional screen shake). World versus World feels great, a little bit like Aion's but with smaller points to contest, NPC supply caravans and base upgrades to worry about. It might actually get me into PvP for once. Very happy with my pre-order so far, maybe because I wasn't hanging onto every update and expecting some sort of miracle.

What I don't like: 1) the way overflow instances are done, but someone has said they're a bug to be fixed. 2) There doesn't seem to be a way to trade with other players, it seems you actually have to mail back and forth which is silly and unsafe.

I didn't try much group play outside of public events, nor did I get into crafting yet, so I can't comment on those.

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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Apr 30, 2012, 13:41 WarpCrow
 
LittleMe wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 12:40:
Cutter wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 11:04:
Even the dumbest, staunchest military supporter realizes that a military is of no use if there's nothing to protect.

This isn't true. Political figures will find new enemies and beat the nationalistic drums of war as long as the masses buy into it. It's an ego enhancing behavior. People want enemies to compare themselves with. The more they differentiate themselves from perceived enemies, the more they enhance their false sense of self. It is human insanity.

Couple with all those people leaving the military and the focus becomes spending on jobs, education, infrastructure, etc. where it should be.

The warfare/welfare state goes hand-in-hand. They are two sides of the same coin. If you want broad socialist policies ('central planning' to feel good), then you are also going to get militarism.


If you're referring to the USSR and the Chinese, their militarism was enabled by nationalism, not socialism. The idea of defending and bringing glory to the homeland is what motivates the public to believe in the military, it's what motivates a soldier to be loyal. The welfare states of Europe are far from militant, probably because they've lost much of their sense of nationalism (although far-right parties are starting to bring it back in some parts), whereas the USA with its strong culture of patriotism has troops all over the world fighting for its (primarily economic) interests. It really has nothing to do with left or right, although the modern left if anything tends to be anti-nationalist and therefore lean on military.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Apr 30, 2012, 11:58 WarpCrow
 
avianflu wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 10:01:
Australia's far right political conservatism is always surprising to me. It's in the middle of nowhere strategically and no one on the planet wants anything that it has. It is not a particularly religious country. And yet they are successfully passing more and more laws restricting content in the marketplace.

This particular example seems to be more of a left-wing thing. Both sides have their busybodies that obsess over the fantasy lives of others. The right simply tends to focus on the sexual aspects while the left focuses on violence. Why, after all, would a conservative complain about glorification of the military?
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstart Complete
16. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstart Complete Apr 29, 2012, 16:22 WarpCrow
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 29, 2012, 16:13:
WarpCrow wrote on Apr 29, 2012, 16:04:
Krovven wrote on Apr 29, 2012, 15:47:
You aren't getting the point. You are wishing for the very thing that took these types of games away in the first place.


Okay. An ideal RPG, for me, is a deep, detailed world with plenty of opportunity for exploration, an interesting setting packed with lore, and a character I can grow and advance in whatever role I see fit, within reason and the rules laid down by the setting. Everything else is incidental to that. I'm not into this whole genre dogma thing. I backed Shadowrun Returns because I want to see more of Shadowrun outside of the PnP setting. You're acting like I have to subscribe to a certain set of beliefs in order to do that.

Nope you don't. But I can also tell you that I disagree with you, and that I hope you don't get what you wish for in the case of Shadowrun.


That's fine. If I don't, and we get more like SR instead, it's still a win. One way or another, I hope it's just the beginning.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstart Complete
14. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstart Complete Apr 29, 2012, 16:04 WarpCrow
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 29, 2012, 15:47:
You aren't getting the point. You are wishing for the very thing that took these types of games away in the first place.


Okay. An ideal RPG, for me, is a deep, detailed world with plenty of opportunity for exploration, an interesting setting packed with lore, and a character I can grow and advance in whatever role I see fit, within reason and the rules laid down by the setting. Everything else is incidental to that. I'm not into this whole genre dogma thing. I backed Shadowrun Returns because I want to see more of Shadowrun outside of the PnP setting. You're acting like I have to subscribe to a certain set of beliefs in order to do that.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstart Complete
12. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstart Complete Apr 29, 2012, 15:39 WarpCrow
 
MShadowrun Returns will be a turn-based tactical RPG, yes. And that'll be great, because if anyone can do it justice then the original creators of the setting should be able to. All I'm saying is -maybe- it could open the door for something bigger and deeper, something with more freedom and more opportunities for exploration, something that Kickstarter so far has been unable to muster the cash for. If it could be done through Kickstarter then great, if not, well, there are still half-decent publishers out there who might spring for it if SR is a success. That's what I'm interested in, my fantasy for the long term. YMMV.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstart Complete
10. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstart Complete Apr 29, 2012, 15:25 WarpCrow
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 29, 2012, 15:15:
WarpCrow wrote on Apr 29, 2012, 15:06:
In my dreams, this game will be a huge commercial success and inspire a publisher like Bethesda to invest in a big budget open world RPG. Complete freedom of character development, combined with a party system, set in the Shadowrun universe with two or three diverse cities/regions to explore...

Why? I think you entirely miss the point of Kickstarter and a small very dedicated team making the game they want to make, the way they want to make it, without massive corporate overheard quadrupling (or more) the budget.

Large publishers get a hold of this stuff, farm it out to developers that don't understand the source material and what made the original game designs popular. The result is garbage like Syndicate.


Kickstarter is a great thing, but it's really nothing more than a means to an end. There is no ideological crusade; it's about getting things done that big publishers are currently unwilling to consider. And not all big publishers are EA/Activision.
 
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