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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
8. Re: Morning Screenshots Mar 25, 2015, 11:28 Axis
 
Were people expecting different results? Like ever?  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam
25. Re: H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 13:22 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 12:22:
Axis wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 09:21:
And I still have no interest, am I missing something?

For me, I have no interest in the genre really. I can see the draw of "anything can happen" and the stakes (losing everything) but I just don't have time to be ganked by a bunch of 14 years olds that have playing 12 hours a day for months.

Is it this game, or the genre you don't like?

Mainly they way these types of games are set up -- I'm no fan of serverX longterm craft/build/destroy gameplay - meaning it's a pseudo home and economy where you focus all your time and effort. People in their isolated server worlds, any type of people playing or managing there, a limit of 32-64 people of which you'll usually see maybe a dozen on at any one time. For me it's a huge waste of time, compounded when ganked often - just not worth the effort.

I'd rather sink my time into getting better at my FPS of choice, farming better items in my persistent ARPG of choice, leveling/gearing in an mmo of choice (of which there hasn't been one I felt worth playing since wow, tho I occasionally log into GW2 for my son's sake) or trying a new game.

Speaking of which, new 1 month Path of Exile leagues - gotta get my new dude up there before Thursday!
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam
15. Re: H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 11:19 Axis
 
Ya the generational shift has been quite obvious on steam the last 6 months or so - many games up top I would never consider buying, let alone paying the asking price.

I can't complain tho, glad they (or their parents) are buying. I do my best to "shift" them to quality PC games though, point out things to avoid with ports, etc - get alot of pissed off buyers remorse trolls or "don't know betters", but it's worth enlightening the many who do "get it".
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam
1. Re: H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 09:21 Axis
 
And I still have no interest, am I missing something?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 23, 2015, 16:43 Axis
 
descender wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 15:40:
I don't really follow why they "don't have a choice". Giving up and letting pirates upgrade for free doesn't actually solve any problems that I can see... maybe they can't detect the cracked versions very well anymore... so they would just end up incidentally pushing it to them anyway because of the new update system. OK, maybe I follow it now? /shrug

Their claims (which... they didn't make the ones you are suggesting but let's move past that) are basically already fact. Windows 10 Technical Preview is already measurably ~10% faster across the board without factoring in DX12. You could install this literally right now and see that performance improvement, and it's not even going to be officially released for another ~6 months.

I hope so, really. I haven't done any early releases (legal or otherwise) since Win7 -- haven't had any interest, and willing to wait for the final show to see if it's worth loading.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 23, 2015, 15:31 Axis
 
The result, for folks too strung up to see it, was my response to Beamer purposely displayed an absurd yet obvious point about giants, mirroring his intentionally serious yet just as obvious and absurd point about giants.

Regardless, I rarely have a bubble! Certainly not in areas that have to do with gaming. I run my gaming rigs with whatever runs games the fastest - always did, always will. Sorry to burst yours.

More importantly -- doesn't change the fact that MS has no choice with what pirates do, nor the fact I won't touch it unless their claims become fact.

Now about those fairies...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 23, 2015, 14:25 Axis
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 13:37:
Axis wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 13:07:
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 10:39:
Axis wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 19:23:
Microsoft has no choice in the matter. Having said that, I wouldn't be putting Windows10 on anything legal, beta, or otherwise unless I see their 100,000x faster DirectX or whatever ridiculous claim they have been making...

Microsoft never made that claim. If I say Eli Manning is a better quarterback than Tom Brady, are the Giants making that claim?

Giants can't make claims, they are fictional monsters. If I used fictional monsters in my reply, would anyone take my response seriously? Sarcasticclap

No one takes your responses seriously already, and it's exactly because of crap like this. In your head, how did that seem like a reasonable argument to post?

Man you got one thick-ass noggin Oro -- better go back under that rock it's too bright out here for you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 22, 2015, 13:07 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 10:39:
Axis wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 19:23:
Microsoft has no choice in the matter. Having said that, I wouldn't be putting Windows10 on anything legal, beta, or otherwise unless I see their 100,000x faster DirectX or whatever ridiculous claim they have been making...

Microsoft never made that claim. If I say Eli Manning is a better quarterback than Tom Brady, are the Giants making that claim?

Giants can't make claims, they are fictional monsters. If I used fictional monsters in my reply, would anyone take my response seriously? Sarcasticclap

Microsoft made the DX12 improvement claims, go look it up. We don't need ridiculous common-sense followups - save those for the newborns and save us from thinking you're one of them.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed
12. Re: The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed Mar 21, 2015, 11:11 Axis
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 10:51:
I don't really see the issue with a third-person game being better on a controller. Everything feels much tighter as far as button spacing is concerned.

Only platforming games can be considered 'superior' on a controller for the most part, and even then it's due to the focus on controller that makes it so -- any game competently designed with mouse and keyboard is superior in every aspect.

Now I know people may be more comfortable on a controller, and that's fine - for consoles. For PC, if you can't come up with a "superior" control scheme with a mouse/keyboard, you just don't care to do so.

So in those cases, glad to pass! I don't give developers an inch when it comes to controls, FOV, resolution, or frame locks on the PC port. If any of them fail to "do it right" I refuse to buy and make it known for other PC gamers.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed
5. Re: The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed Mar 21, 2015, 10:22 Axis
 
...word that the game will get a day one patch and that playing the game with a controller felt superior to playing with a mouse and keyboard.

Soon as I saw that, I realized it was most of your worst fears - a crap port.

Ignorant consolized lines like that give me an automatic savings in my wallet for a game I hoped would improve upon the last ones...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 20, 2015, 19:23 Axis
 
Microsoft has no choice in the matter. Having said that, I wouldn't be putting Windows10 on anything legal, beta, or otherwise unless I see their 100,000x faster DirectX or whatever ridiculous claim they have been making...  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 20, 2015, 19:19 Axis
 
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 18:42:
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 16:56:
Could never get into POE. Not a bad game, but in the end it does not even hold a candle to Diablo II.

Having played D2 for a decade and PoE extensively, i couldnt disagree more.

^This.

I've been playing PoE now for over 3 years and nothing comes close - it's the real deal for ARPG fans whether you see it or not.

I'm not so dedicated to the HC league even though I have all my wealth there, the 4mo races are just too good...
 
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Video
25. Re: Sword Coast Legends Video Mar 20, 2015, 19:13 Axis
 
Better looking than anything since NwN for DnD, lets hope they do it justice again after all these years...  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 19, 2015, 19:34 Axis
 
... and yet few give a shit about trackpads, let alone trackpad gestures.  
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Next Month
5. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Next Month Mar 18, 2015, 23:03 Axis
 
Game is crap, devs are no-shows. From performance, controls, fov you name it it's poorly done. Maybe at one point they were 'really trying' to make it a good game, but somewhere along they way they said "fuck it, lets sell it and move on".  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
52. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 18, 2015, 16:22 Axis
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 15:56:
Quinn wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 14:02:
I'm pretty sure it has to do with patience and the degree of how much you care. I understand the concept of requirements to ware certain armors or use certain spells, but -- while I cannot remember the details -- if I remember correctly in those games it wasn't just Strength or Intel but a whole bunch of other shit that wouldn't make sense to anyone who hadn't sat on a D&D table or devoured the manual.

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That is what I'm hoping is improved upon, I'm almost certain they will be since those things were from a bygone era and pc gaming has evolved.

I should start asking questions about the game, like:
Is there scripting for your NPC's on your team like BG?
What type of auto-pause options are there?
Are there combat speed sliders? (D:OS need that desperately)

This is part of why I'm not a K-razy Pause Based system player. If your game has pause base, then you need to know about these things, because they are tremendous aids for control and not being a total burden. It is about managing a fight. Or do you say F it, play on easy and just play the game in pure real-time? Now that is one reason I like Pause, you basically can have two different combat engines, one pure real, the other pause tactics throughout.

FWIW back in DDO. I swear that is the only MMO that can do it for me, but right back to a large learning curve which I'm pretty much past, but I always think "Man how many people just quit it because of all these rules to understand?". They could make a DDO 2 and just make a lot of the rules systems much more common and not touch the rest, well and have another large expansion added. The dungeons/interactivity is the special sauce for this game, and a nice slice of unique character builds.

But mechanics and number crunching in this game, it takes some time and for a newbie, real patience.

I've always been a huge fan of in-depth mechanics for my rpg turn/pause based games -- the closer they were to ADnD, the more I enjoyed them for the most part. Since DnD set the standard, it's better to go with what the majority already are familiar with then "redesign the wheel". DDO is really the only good DnD game out there, I still fire it up once in awhile.

I'm pretty open minded regardless, but gameplay has to be solid.

As for combat timers, I use cheatengine's speedhack on D:OS, I have absolutely no patience these days, so I always speed up the running, cutscenes, etc on games I can use it on.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 18, 2015, 15:06 Axis
 
The Government Business.. ran by people like community organizers for generations...

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End
3. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End Mar 17, 2015, 10:43 Axis
 
Still no trial, and my last impression was "meh" during beta. Passing...  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion Revealed
3. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion Revealed Mar 17, 2015, 10:29 Axis
 
Gonna be great, looking forward to a core single player RPG in the spirit of BG.

Now lets hope the 2nd 3rd "expansion" is the addition of their module toolset...
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
23. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 16, 2015, 14:23 Axis
 
Never played D:OS coop -- I don't do coop unless it's something we can do for short bursts with immediate gratification gameplay (shooters, castle crashers, dungeon defenders - these type of games).

I prefer to be totally absorbed in my RPGs alone that are greater than skin deep, take my time reading, trying things out, just veg and enjoy it.
 
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