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Signed On Nov 3, 2011, 00:22
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
37. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 26, 2014, 17:20 Saboth
 
Not seeing any mind-blowing deals yet. Most deals are about 10-30% higher than the best deals in the past on titles I'm interested in. Damn Stick of Truth for not dropping into the $15 range yet.  
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News Comments > Blackguards 2 in January
2. Re: Blackguards 2 in January Nov 26, 2014, 17:19 Saboth
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 17:04:
Sooner or later I am going to play the first one. I swears it....

I played the first one and enjoyed it. My biggest gripes are you don't really have any idea what stats do exactly, what ratings on gear means, and if a +1 X type of damage is better than a +2 of Y damage. It's really easy to totally ruin your game and builds if you build your characters wrong (I started over about 30% through the game). Also, there are a few fights that seem very cheap, and are purely frustrating, but overall, it's a good game.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
47. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 15:24 Saboth
 
Harrowing wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 15:03:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 15:00:
DangerDog wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:46:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:14:
Welp, they just lost my money. A shame, too. I was really looking forward to this.

Come on, for real? Having it be completely off-line is that big of a deal?

Yup.
1. I am often places where there is no internet connection when I play due to work.

2. I rarely play online games. I'm pretty much an SP player and have no desire to play with strangers.

So play solo online? That's what I do when I don't want to interact with other players.

I don't know much about this game, but he says he often does not have internet access, and you recommended he play online.

I'm not big on "always on" DRM either. I went through a period a few years ago where my internet at home was complete crap, and Comcast couldn't get it straightened out for months. I'd lose my internet randomly, sometimes every 5 minutes. If I'm playing a solo, single player game, I don't want it tied to always-on DRM.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Patch and Workarounds
20. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Patch and Workarounds Nov 15, 2014, 18:47 Saboth
 
As long as the rubes keep lining up to pay for broken games, the studios will keep releasing half-working games like Sim Village, Battlefield and AC. No skin off of their knuckles to sell a game that doesn't work, because when Battlefield 38 comes out, they'll be there again, money in hand.

 
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News Comments > Blackguards 2 Video
6. Re: Blackguards 2 Video Nov 6, 2014, 18:08 Saboth
 
MalcolmM wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 15:36:
I really wanted to like Blackguards, and I struggled through it for about 20 hours. For me, nothing about the game was enjoyable.

Many people complained about how tough the first game was. I don't mind a tough game, if when I loose a battle, I start to understand what I am doing wrong. I never got that experience in Blackguards, when I lost I had no idea how to improve my characters. Far to many poorly thought out and explained attributes, many of which were useless. It was quite easy to spend a lot of time building your characters and through unfortunate choices, get stuck in the game.

Yeah, it was totally possible to build your characters in a way that made the game pretty much unplayable. Stats are poorly explained, as is loot. I suppose if you are familiar with the base game's rulebook and all that it may have made sense, but much of the time, I had no idea if an item was actually an upgrade or not. Just say "Damage 15 with 3 fire damage" or something so I can see that it's better than 14 damage. I kind of had a love/hate relationship with that game (similar to Dark Souls).
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Specs; Trailer
6. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Specs; Trailer Oct 23, 2014, 21:21 Saboth
 
born2expire wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 21:10:
Creston wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 20:52:
Minimum 680GTX? Wha...?

So either your engine is a terrifying piece of shit, or you're just putting up ridiculous requirements to hopefully stop it from running like a terrible piece of shit.

you mean 30FPS? Yeah they are doing that, Why Assassin's Creed Unity Runs at 30 Frames Per Second

"that the locked resolution and frame rate on both consoles weren't made "to account for any one system."

We should believe that? Due Xbone being underpowered, apparently they want to pile on the bs that 1080p and 60 fps is unachievable.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Oct 23, 2014, 20:44 Saboth
 
MMM, finally got Saints Row IV, GotC, for $10.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Oct 14, 2014, 19:31 Saboth
 
So, the study merely asked for the opinions of a bunch of people (some professionals, some not), and the result was a slight majority believe that violent media is bad for children. That question is *so* open-ended, it is ridiculous. You are merely asking for opinions of people that may or may not even know anything about the subject. Also, what is "negative"? The kid has a nightmare? The kid becomes scared of clowns? The kid becomes a serial killer? What is the "violent media" we are talking about? Are we talking about a 2 year old playing the Hot Coffee mod? That doesn't even get into the fact they changed the study *after* it was peer reviewed with a modified conclusion. That study is a joke, but every single halfwit talking-head and politician is going to latch onto it as irrefutable proof.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2014, 18:19 Saboth
 
As I've gotten older, I've come to find advertising more and more unbearable. I watch almost no TV that isn't recorded first (so I can skip the ads). The sole reason I haven't bothered with Hulu is I am not paying them to watch advertisements that I can't skip. If they want to do a $12 or $15 model with no ads, then we can talk.

As for Netflix...good on them for turning it down. I don't have Netflix currently, but one of the main reasons I had them in the past was no advertising.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 12, 2014, 19:54 Saboth
 
Heh, just as predicted. Comcast and Verizon reams Netflix, and Netflix turns around and reams its customers. Then Comcast and Verizon likely ream the customers too, with another arbitrary price increase for service. It's like Americans are being double charged for internet service. I remember one one Comcast raised my rates twice in a year. Then another, they raised rates, then started charging for "free" converter boxes. And people are actually considering letting them buy up more competitors.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
3. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 12, 2014, 19:51 Saboth
 
Credit monitoring for a year...what good does that do? If they got your CC, your CC company will issue you a new card, and you are gtg. If they got other personal information (like in some other data breaches), thieves now have the tools to steal your identity 6 months from now, or 6 years from now. It's nothing but a symbolic gesture, and worthless.  
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News Comments > Grimrock 2 Compatibility Test
2. Re: Grimrock 2 Compatibility Test Oct 9, 2014, 11:01 Saboth
 
I got about 45% through the first one. I do love dungeon crawlers, but I've always disdained copious puzzles. I like fighting, getting loot, figuring out battles, not pulling 10 chains in various sequences to get a door to open, or stepping on 15 teleporters for an hour. I know, I know, Eye of the Beholder, et. al. had them, and I hated them back then too.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin
17. Re: Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin Oct 8, 2014, 20:38 Saboth
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 19:41:
Origin is a part of EA and EA is a part of my shit list so even when they do this, there's no way I'll bite. They could have a box of kittens included and I still wouldn't budge.

It baffles my friends who don't understand my zero EA stance and every time they get pissed off with them, they'll get mad, say they've sworn off EA but immediately fold like a house of damp cards when a carrot gets dangled in front of them. It's like an abusive relationship.

That's my take too. People are always like "I can't figure out why you have a beef with EA and Origin." Well, look at their track record, how they've treated studios under them in the past, how they've released unfinished, buggy games, how their EULA strips you of rights. People have paid full price for broken games, and EA's stance is "sucks to be you, we'll fix it, eventually maybe." Recall people being banned from the games they bought because of forum posts. Steam gets my business because over the years, they've improved their service, listened to gamers, and provide value. The *only* reason to use Origin is EA has stuck their games behind a proprietary DRM scheme. So you'd give them your business not because you want to, or they are great, but because it's the only way to play their games.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
32. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 5, 2014, 18:58 Saboth
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 14:09:
One of the common complaints I've been seeing about SG2 is that it feels like a lifeless galaxy. No chatter, no meeting NPCs in places, etc. Kind of like a Freelancer lite sort of thing, as in the fundamentals are all there, but all the bells and whistles that give it fun and depth are missing. I'll grab it at some point, but definitely going to give it some time first.

And W2 is ok, but DOS is miles better IMO.

Yeah, the fundamentals are there, but it does seem repetitious. There's about 4-5 different types of missions, and you do them repeatedly. There are no connections between factions, and your actions in any part of the galaxy doesn't mean much (like if you wiped out all of the enemies in one section, the enemy still retains that section, permanently). Right now, I think it will probably be entertaining for about 2-3 weeks (and that's only for people that are addicted to leveling and gearing up in games, and don't mind repetition). Once you get the maximum level ships, I don't imagine there will be a lot of reason to continue besides just finishing mapping the galaxy.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 5, 2014, 12:05 Saboth
 
I've been having a lot of fun with Starpoint Gemini 2. It was a bit tough at first, because I was out leveling my income, which meant I was having trouble even on 1 v 1 battles, but once I got a destroyer, it all turned around. Now I've got a battleship, and I'm taking everyone to school.  
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News Comments > Styx: Master of Shadows Trailer
5. Re: Styx: Master of Shadows Trailer Oct 2, 2014, 17:51 Saboth
 
If I were this publisher, I'd wait a bit for the clamor about Mordor to die down before releasing this.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2014, 19:31 Saboth
 
NKD wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 17:32:
Saboth wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 17:02:
Cpmartins wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 15:35:
Having a blast with Wasteland 2, baring a few bugs. What an incredibly fun RPG. A true successor to the original, one of the very first games I have ever played. Can't recommend enough.

Also Starpoint Gemini 2 was released this week, another very fun RPG/Action hybrid. Watch a few videos and give it a try if you are interested.

Looking forward to Middle-Earth: SoM, but I'm not preordering. Looks good though.

I got Gemini 2 today and have been playing around with it. Seems like a lot of good reviews and the community loves it. Still trying to get the hang of what I'm supposed to be doing though. So far, just did a few of the story missions and flying around doing little missions here and there. Lots of things to learn about. I think the only thing I don't like is you can only save when docked, and it can take a few minutes to fly to a docking station.

Just a reminder: PTE mode. Bring up the middle mouse button context menu and hit Power To Engines. That speeds you up considerably. It's like cruise mode in Freelancer. That, combined with putting all your energy transfer into Engines will get you moving very fast.

I didn't know about that for the first hour or so I was playing and it made things a little too slow

I think I would have quit this game if I hadn't figured that out. It would be like 10 minutes between each encounter without that. On a side note, it took me awhile to even figure out there was a radial menu. "How the heck do I scan that ship??" was what I said for about the first 20 minutes of playing. I also went off looking for hostiles and found a giant space station that apparently called in a ton of backup, most of them labelled "impossible". I think I'd like it more from a cockpit/First person viewpoint though.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2014, 17:02 Saboth
 
Cpmartins wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 15:35:
Having a blast with Wasteland 2, baring a few bugs. What an incredibly fun RPG. A true successor to the original, one of the very first games I have ever played. Can't recommend enough.

Also Starpoint Gemini 2 was released this week, another very fun RPG/Action hybrid. Watch a few videos and give it a try if you are interested.

Looking forward to Middle-Earth: SoM, but I'm not preordering. Looks good though.

I got Gemini 2 today and have been playing around with it. Seems like a lot of good reviews and the community loves it. Still trying to get the hang of what I'm supposed to be doing though. So far, just did a few of the story missions and flying around doing little missions here and there. Lots of things to learn about. I think the only thing I don't like is you can only save when docked, and it can take a few minutes to fly to a docking station.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 27, 2014, 20:53 Saboth
 
Saboth wrote on Sep 27, 2014, 20:52:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 12:22:
DirectTV shareholders are wasting their time. The merger clearly violates all the monopoly laws and will never happen. Just like the Comcast/Time Warner merger. They are all doomed to fail. If I were a stockholder I would be calling for the heads of both AT&T and Comcast for being so stupid.

Weird, double post.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 27, 2014, 20:52 Saboth
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 12:22:
DirectTV shareholders are wasting their time. The merger clearly violates all the monopoly laws and will never happen. Just like the Comcast/Time Warner merger. They are all doomed to fail. If I were a stockholder I would be calling for the heads of both AT&T and Comcast for being so stupid.

Never underestimate the power of corruption in Washington! Our government currently violates so many Constitutional amendments and laws that it is dizzying, so a few monopoly laws is nothing to them. Hell, they put a top lobbyist for the telecom industry in charge of the FCC, who is supposed to keep the telecom and cable companies in check, and not even a year later, he tried to gut net neutrality!
 
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