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Nickname RavingArmy
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Homepage http://ravingarmy.blogger.com
Signed On Dec 3, 2011, 18:06
Total Comments 15 (Suspect)
User ID 57260
 
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News Comments > Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG
14. Re: Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG Mar 31, 2014, 18:10 RavingArmy
 
OldTimber wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 15:49:
Wow sounds like they just finally finished watching Sword Art Online and decided to rip the Seed concept.

That thought vaguely occurred to me, only in SAO, the World Seed became freeware. Shards doesn't look like it's going to go that far. Least not yet. What I'm curious about if whether or not shard "owners" (I thought about calling them "Shard Masters," but figured that was too easily corrupted by Rule 34) will be able to bring their own assets into the shards that they're running.
 
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News Comments > Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG
7. Re: Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG Mar 31, 2014, 13:58 RavingArmy
 
I'm deeply curious to see how it works out. I'm not quite as cynical, but I'm wondering if they're going to be producing content in terms of objects, character meshes, and textures to add into worlds instead of the traditional expansion packs and such.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 11:56 RavingArmy
 
Welcome back, gentlemen. We've missed you.  
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News Comments > Star Swarm/Nitrous Engine Trailer
3. Re: Star Swarm/Nitrous Engine Trailer Jan 15, 2014, 17:07 RavingArmy
 
Just looking at the screenshots, I'm thinking to myself, "So, when does the Honor Harrington mod start getting worked on?"  
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News Comments > SimCity Offline Mode Coming
71. Re: Rebranding Jan 14, 2014, 11:04 RavingArmy
 
ColBlister wrote on Jan 13, 2014, 17:07:
Since EA won't be increasing the city size, perhaps they'll rebrand it "Sim Village" to achieve something closer to what they're providing?

SimSuburb. Maybe SimGatedCommunity.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Offline Mode Coming
22. Re: SimCity Offline Mode Coming Jan 13, 2014, 11:34 RavingArmy
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 13, 2014, 10:29:
Yep. Two of the biggest franchises got baptized over it, should be a solid message.

Sure you don't mean "crucified"?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 12:22 RavingArmy
 
Deepest condolences on both your recent losses, Blue. It doesn't get any easier, but it will eventually get better.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $21M; Video & Hangar Patch Released
37. Re: Star Citizen Hits $21M; Video & Hangar Patch Released Oct 14, 2013, 19:37 RavingArmy
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 14:13:
That Aurora looks sweet.

The thing about free traders I always wondered about though is this: When you play a military style space sim, it makes sense that your ship is tricked out with weaps and stuff since you're in the military. But for trading ships, that never made sense to me. It's not like people today outfit their DC9s or Learjets with 0.50 cal MGs and Stingers.

True, but midair piracy hasn't really been a practical criminal enterprise. It helps to think in nautical terms. Age of Sail freighters and other ships who were definitely not a man-of-war still carried armaments. They weren't as heavily armed as a ship of the line or even a frigate, but they had enough firepower to discourage smaller raiders who didn't have the means to fight it out or the sense to withdraw. Larger pirate crews, on the other hand, could take the losses and still make out pretty well on the deal.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic PvP Space Combat Expansion Announced
23. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic PvP Space Combat Expansion Announced Oct 9, 2013, 15:19 RavingArmy
 
Regrettably so. I'm one of those "Preferred Status Players" on account of my desire to get the shiny Collector's Edition, and I didn't even bother to try fumbling through a few missions. From what I remember, I had two bars, but I had originally set up four (covering speeders, long term buffs, etc.). My gather/craft skills were locked at two, not the three when I was subscribing. Just a litany of stupid things that were being paywalled for no obvious reason.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic PvP Space Combat Expansion Announced
2. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic PvP Space Combat Expansion Announced Oct 8, 2013, 19:17 RavingArmy
 
How about EA stops pretending SWTOR is "free-to-play" and does something that actually treats players like people and not sepoys? Either rework the model to GW2-style "buy to play" or revert to full subscription. Either way, I'd be more likely to play again.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2013, 16:34 RavingArmy
 
LesCaster wrote on Sep 16, 2013, 11:43:
Last night's Breaking Bad was almost strong enough that it could have stood in as the series finale.

Except for the whole thing about the M60 and the ricin. 'Cause really, everybody's expecting blood and thunder at this point. It's gotta be Tony Montana wielding Chekov's (Machine) Gun. Only two episodes left. It's killing me.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Dread War Next Month
2. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Dread War Next Month Sep 13, 2013, 18:04 RavingArmy
 
IT'S A TRAP!

Sorry, momentarily felt the spirit of Ackbar through the Force...
 
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News Comments > Death to Spies 3 Fundraiser
5. Re: Death to Spies 3 Fundraiser May 7, 2013, 16:56 RavingArmy
 
I wasn't aware they made a first sequel. The original game was just godawful.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Feb 7, 2012, 09:19 RavingArmy
 
bobby, read the following quote a bit more carefully:

I can't think of another free-to-play game that pulls that kind of amateurish and idiotic money grab, though I suspect there may be more out there, and I further suspect they're all part of K2 Network.
(emphasis added)

The point of that line is an acknowledgement that K2 DOES publish other games other than APB Reloaded. I have not had the opportunity to review those games, and it would likely be a dubious opportunity if my experience with APB Reloaded is any indication.

Fundamentally, aside from the polish work on the graphics, the network improvements, and the rebranding from Realtime Worlds to Reloaded Productions, nothing has changed in this game. I'm surprised I managed to wring out as much as I did for a game that I've already reviewed once and for as little substantive change as I found within it. I actually had less fun playing this iteration than the original. Next time you want to vent some spleen, at least take a few minutes to actually think about what you're writing, and consider that the reviewers might actually have done more than what you assume to be sufficient.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2011, 13:13 RavingArmy
 
Slightly longer version than the short response, slightly shorter than the long response:

They can't possibly screw up a remake any more than the two godawful direct-to-video sequels. As an added point, there might be some almost-genuine thinking about putting up a more faithful remake to try and compete with the film adaptation of "The Forever War." We might get to enjoy a summer of battlesuit-laden crunchy sci-fi fun.
 
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