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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack
26. Re: Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack Apr 16, 2014, 18:00 Vio
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 17:56:
Keep in mind that it's not all about pleasing the current player base... One of their goals in updating the game is to improve the new user experience. Some people will bitch about anything that's different, but especially if they feel they've been wronged somehow. Well, you only feel that way because you knew what it was like before. What if the way it was before wasn't right?

New players seem pretty anoyed to me. Basically they get less than half the traits they used to have before at lvl 51.

Old players also annoyed actually quite the fire going on on the forums there right now.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack
24. Re: Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack Apr 16, 2014, 17:39 Vio
 
Fion wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 16:53:
I don't think I agree with the trait push-back being a bad thing. After all one of the biggest complaints I hear is 'there's nothing to achieve after you unlock all your skills and traits'. Well.. now there is.

Though I do think the levels at which you unlock them now is wonky. Right now it's 1 every 6 levels starting at 30 and 2 every 6 levels after lvl 66. That is convoluted and a lot of people won't understand when they get traits and why. It should have been 1 every 5 levels starting at 20 and 2 at level 80. It's still 14 traits total and much.. much more simple to figure out.

I don't think pushing the trait accessibility from 11 to 30, 40 to 60, and 60 to 80 etc is going to solve 'nothing to do'. Traits after all are only 'something to do' if you are experimenting with new builds, and honestly that isn't going to happen till you have full access.

In short what they have done is they have made everyone below 80 weaker, and the game before level 30 extremely boring. It could be argued they just made the game more boring for longer because it takes longer to access your traits.

Yea but other than this change it is a nice patch.

 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack
23. Re: Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack Apr 16, 2014, 17:31 Vio
 
I agree with that one. I have a lvl 51 warrior, it'll be interesting to see what's happened to him when I log in. My cynical side says they'll have taken his 40 trait points and turned them into the equivalent of 20 trait points
Thats basically what happened just went in with my 75, no access to grandmastery tier; and it seems i can access less than before. Really I don't know why they did this; its seriously dumb.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack
20. Re: Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack Apr 16, 2014, 16:39 Vio
 
Negatives in the pack are the pushing back of traits from 11/40/60 to 30/60/80, and for some it will be a negative having to unlock major traits now, there is of course the option to just buy them; but honestly its taking away the ability to experiment with what you like in early levels to get to know your profession.

Other than those two I believe all the changes are positive; at least they are for me.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M
91. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M Apr 15, 2014, 18:15 Vio
 
Drillo wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 17:25:
Vio wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 16:46:
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Stop just stop already...YOU just compared a PG generated game with a .....
http://imgur.com/a/CF6UZ

I know I did, and the point is valid : for the amount of time they spent they have very little game to show for it; moreover the string keeps getting longer and longer and longer (now with stretch goals that sound like a joke).

If they are indeed delivering as we all "hope" they are then they actually have a massive PR/Marketing problem on their hands because the perception that this game is just a cash grab is growing and growing; they need to show something far better than what they have so far to squash that perception - in youtube video form.

Honestly "Early 2015" looks like a dim hope based on what we've seen. Unless of course "Early 2015" means "Early access alpha".
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M
84. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M Apr 15, 2014, 16:46 Vio
 
Cabezone wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 16:39:
So people in here bitch when the stretch goals seem like too much work. Then when they are clearly winding down on the scope people bitch that the stretch goals are not a lot of work.

Why not just leave it open with no goal; to say you'll add a room to your hanger for 2 million dollars, and a towel for a mil is a mockery.

But at this point I don't think they will deliver on all their stretch goal promises even if they had 200 million dollars, but then again the guy at Limit Theory seems to be doing wonders with his ~$190 000 game, so maybe they can sub contract him to finish Star Citizen for us.

Look I really want the game to succeed, but right now based on what they showed vs. time vs. budget this game indeed does look like it will be a massive disappointment, unless they pull another 150 mil out of no where with no additional promises and push back release till after 2016/17.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M
82. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M Apr 15, 2014, 16:33 Vio
 
Here is the poll for the $45 million goal, with my commentary in parenthesis, for those too lazy or horrified to click on the link:

A) A New Ship's Gun (New Gun, What New Gun, What about the Old Guns?)
B) Updated Scanner Software (Updated as opposed to what you fuckers??)
C) A new role-specific outfit (Pijamas?)
D) Engine Tuning Kit
E) A Ship Skin (Again, what the fuck, 1 Million Dollar Horse Armor??)
F) A Space Plant (Ok, this sounds cool)
G) Mystery Object (1 Million Dollar Random Encounter??)
H) Another room for your hanger (...seriously? 2 million dollars to add a single room? what the hell)
 
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News Comments > Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG
12. Re: Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG Mar 31, 2014, 15:39 Vio
 
If it's anything like a UO shard then none of this is applicable since all characters and economy will be local to each individual shard.

All that said I'm extremely keen on this, I seriously miss the old UO sandbox style mmo - no xp, no quest; just a bunch of game systems given to the players and a friendly please play to your hearts content
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
30. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 17:46 Vio
 
I just can't resist  
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News Comments > John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games
15. Re: John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games Jan 8, 2014, 14:04 Vio
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 13:59:
Is it not possible for the MetaPro to go into full immersion mode or is there a potential for an augmented Oculus VR? I'm not trying to knock the Oculus Rift. I would imagine having the ability to experience full immersion or augmented (as a choice) via the same device would be ideal. It doesn't have to be to simply one or the other -- but rather a device that encapsulates both concepts into a synthesis of practical function.

Typically when you apply the Hegelian dialectic (that can be applied to most break-through and popular technologies), there will be something that from evolves from both but is truly neither.

Technically all it needs is two low latency camera's and some hardware that combines the rendered objects onto the video feeds, but I think they would need to enhance their positional tracking since right now in the new prototype it relies on a static camera on your desk tracking ir dots on the head mount.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games
12. Re: John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games Jan 8, 2014, 13:48 Vio
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 13:16:
Good to see they got JC on board. The man has brought us the best open-sourced engines. We shall be eternally grateful to him for his fundamental contributions to the open-source gaming communities.

Critical question:

How is Oculus VR superior to something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuMv29nKo2k

Fundamentally different purposes, rift takes you into the virtual world, where as that brings the virtual onto the real world.

But from a pure technical/financial perspective: 40 degrees fov and only 720p? For a pair of glasses which cost $3,485.00, compared to the rift which gives you 110 degrees fov with them targeting 1080p at a target cost of around $300...
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Adds OLED and Tracking
51. Re: Oculus Rift Adds OLED and Tracking Jan 8, 2014, 10:46 Vio
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 08:16:
I get what you are talking about, but you are talking about an optimal frame rate. Very few games today run at these rates on our 'normal' 2d monitors. Do the games really have to run at 60 FPS per eye for the Virtual Reality 'trick' to kick in? As far as I know games on a standard screen play and look okay from 25 frames and upwards.

Basically you need to render two images instead of one per pass, so at the worst we will need double the graphics power for the same resolution that we used to on our normal monitors.

Ive got a 760 GTX Im pretty happy with right now, another one in SLI mode might do the trick when the Oculus shows its ugly face. If it isnt, Im going to be happy to upgrade to whatever will be required. There is no reason to think that Nvidia and AMD wont be up to the challenge presented by doubling the power requirement.

Yea 30fps vsync with motion blur is generally enough on a standard 2d monitor, if you take away the motion blur you would need 60fps to make it look decent.

The thing about the rift that makes it awesome is the fabled 'you are there' feeling you get when you put it on, apparently when the FPS drops below 60 the realism effect is lost. I assume this has something to do with the latency involved between movement and transition on the screen; i.e. 60fps is latency translation of input and what you see of 16.6ms (they are aiming for 15ms on the rift hardware in terms of input/panel ability).

Computationally graphics wise the rift is a bit of a pain because it in essence is going to need to try render two points of view at 1280x1440 each and combine the image(single screen with two images would be 2560x1440 which will be the sweet spot for their display panel). I'll probably need to upgrade from the two 560's I have if I'm going to be playing anything modern graphics wise on the rift.

Oh well, it is definitely a exciting piece of hardware; a real game changer in the world of games
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Adds OLED and Tracking
44. Re: Oculus Rift Adds OLED and Tracking Jan 8, 2014, 07:31 Vio
 
Vio wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 07:30:
No it uses one panel with two view point images on it, then the optic cups just makes sure that each eye gets the correct piece of the total screen presented to it.

Thats why getting a greater than 1080p panel into the device is important, so that each eye can get at least 960p's worth of image giving a combined view of 1080p.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Adds OLED and Tracking
43. Re: Oculus Rift Adds OLED and Tracking Jan 8, 2014, 07:30 Vio
 
No it uses one panel with two view point images on it, then the optic cups just makes sure that each eye gets the correct piece of the total screen presented to it.

3d tv technology on the other hand interleaves the two images onto the same panel full screen alternating and then the eye wear just alternates between the two images for left and right eye hence dropping the refresh rate in half.

The rift won't have this problem, your biggest problem is going to be your hardware's ability to essentially render the game twice from two viewpoints at 60fps, since it has been established you need 60fps with the low latency to give the scene you see presence.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC "Far Superior" to Next-Gen
78. Re: Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC Dec 6, 2013, 16:13 Vio
 
Right now the PC is indeed "Far Superior" to Next-Gen consoles and tablets when it comes to gaming, it doesn't matter really. Ultimately people are moving away from it for the sake of convenience.

What the tablet world really need is upgrade-able architecture like the PC currently has, the moment you can build your own tablet at home from of the shelf components is the moment the PC world transfers to the tablet world. Essentially the PC is not dying, rather tablets and phones are turning into mobile PCs. A good example of this is what Microsoft is doing with surface and its KB cover.

Ultimately consoles will get eaten by tablets as well in the long run.

Until then "premium" gaming will remain on PC because it is simply the best place to be in terms of graphics/performance.

The end game I see for high end tablets is a high end device which can use your "PC monitor/Keyboard", TV, Game controllers, whatever the future holds wireless and conveniently based on location context, and do it just as good as PC form factor hardware at the same time.

The PC on the other hand at best I imagine becoming a sort of "server" which services/streams to all the other devices in the home until such a point where the consumer tablets gain equivalent speed to it.

What do you guys think the future of a "console" is long term? We already have people saying the current generation of consoles is the last/second last and we will only see HW upgrades from now on (sounds like it is going to get turned into a PC, except it will be a closed platform). Windows 8's "modern ui" stuff is already trying that with PC, trying to lock it into a closed platform.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC "Far Superior" to Next-Gen
65. Re: Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC Dec 1, 2013, 15:34 Vio
 
PropheT wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 03:36:
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What country are you in? At least in the U.S., the PS4 is $400 and the XB1 $500; I haven't seen anywhere outside of Craigslist/Ebay that anyone is asking for more than those regular retail prices.

....

There are some price variations regionally, but I assumed they were the same with the older console generations as well.
South Africa, thats basically $630 for a console 'announced' to retail at $400 or to put it in other terms, it's retailing for more than the PS3 originally retailed here at launch.

By comparison "Xbox360 250gig Black Console + Forza 4 (Xbox360)" retails for about $330 here.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC "Far Superior" to Next-Gen
48. Re: Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC Dec 1, 2013, 01:30 Vio
 
entr0py wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 00:50:
... The advantages of consoles are a far lower price, ...

I don't think this is true for the current "next-gen" (specifically in my own nation), it seems retailers have decided to sell the consoles for $650~700. It definitely was true for the xbox 360, but seeing as Microsoft has decided to sell the new consoles at profit instead of recuperating cost on game licenses that argument has flown out the window.

If the new consoles were retailing around $300 I would be in agreement on that point.

On exclusives... that really is a stale point, nothing seems to stay that way forever these days, and 5 or 6 exclusives are not worthy of affirming or condemning a whole platform.

On the "game sharing" item steam has a interesting little feature that has grown a bit quiet in the last few months but I'm sure they are trying to make it happen: http://store.steampowered.com/sharing/

Which in affect only leaves resellable and rentable.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC "Far Superior" to Next-Gen
46. Re: Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC Dec 1, 2013, 01:09 Vio
 
Honestly all the talk about directx/opengl being so slow slow and how mantle is fast is overblown. Even Carmack says if you have efficient GL/DX code then porting it over to the native will only result in a small performance gain.

Good example of this was 3dfx's Glide platform back in the day, when a game was coded well it ran just as good on GL as on glide.

XBONE180 is supposedly running on DirectX 11.x, that x is not a place holder for a number, but seems to indicate that they just going to extending 11.2 like crazy.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC "Far Superior" to Next-Gen
4. Re: Quoteworthy - NVIDIA: PC Nov 30, 2013, 10:37 Vio
 
5 year old PC hardware out performs the current "next-gen", so his comments definitely have merit considering the price drop of 5 year old PC hardware.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
48. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 11, 2013, 12:26 Vio
 
This is how you share a game on PS4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKdBecUSGP0  
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