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Signed On Jan 23, 2013, 03:13
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 28, 2014, 07:09 Redmask
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 04:27:
Rogues suck, huh? There's only one character in my group that can kill an enemy during his first turn and he's also always the first character to move when combat starts.

Then he does nothing for the next 10 turns because all of his skills have ridiculous cooldowns. Mages are absurd compared to other characters. Yes you can use a Rogue but in almost every situation a Mage would do it better. All you need is a single tank then you can just deck out your party in mages. I tried my best with my Ranger and Scoundrel, trying to use their CCs and other abilities to stay relevant but it became apparent I could just blow down the house with mages instead of wasting the time.

I like Divinity OS but the class system is very poorly balanced in combat.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
9. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 27, 2014, 22:34 Redmask
 
The airbnb squatters, unbelievable. Forget court, someone just needs to give those deadbeats an ass whoopin.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
114. Re: Op Ed Jul 27, 2014, 22:29 Redmask
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 22:16:
Well then, by all means abandon the field. I'm sure you'll be much more effective in helping by doing nothing. Those trolls will realize on their own just how destructive they are...heaven forbid anyone disagree with you, or quote you.

I wasn't seeking your permission. You seem like the kind of person we were referring to anyway.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 27, 2014, 19:58 Redmask
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 18:10:
Personally I feel ripped off buying Divinity: Original Sin. I just do not see what people are raving about. Even the kids thought it was hokie. Funny thing is I do like rpg games too.

Trying to compare this game to Baldur's gate series is a travesty, those games, old as they are, were much better than this game.

It's no Baldur's Gate but its a good enough throwback. I don't know how old your kids are but its not a kids game at all so I suspect you are just trolling.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
112. Re: Op Ed Jul 27, 2014, 19:16 Redmask
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 18:44:
Since when is "there's no point in even having the discussion" a point in the middle? That's as far out to the extreme as you can get...it's the same as saying, there is no issue.

You can't say that because it makes it clear you didn't actually -read- this specific article. Perhaps you scanned the words, but you obviously didn't make any attempt to understand what was being said.

That quote isn't mine, it's NKDs. I was pretty clear in my complaints that any debate feels like moderate discourse is shut out, case in point this article had comments locked when I tried post there. That's how I feel about you quoting my responses by the way.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
110. Re: Op Ed Jul 27, 2014, 15:43 Redmask
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 12:29:
I don't give a flying fuck how badly someone else mistreated you in the past, that doesn't justify a claim of "there's no point in even having the discussion anymore".

Yep you're all about open discussion alright. Why are people sharing their own experiences? This isn't the first article johnny moderator, people are talking the whole issue and not just this singular one.

No one can make any point in the middle without being attacked by either side, there are several examples in this topic. I can't say 'that article seems one sided and doesn't really explore the issue in depth in a way that actually promotes open discussion' because then I'm a woman bashing MRA guy.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
107. Re: Op Ed Jul 27, 2014, 01:21 Redmask
 
NKD wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 17:38:
Just listened to that bit from TB, and he's really right on there. There's no point in even having the discussion anymore. The douchebags and the Tumblr SJWs can just fight it out amongst each other and accomplish nothing. Those of us who are reasonable, rational human beings are giving up on the subject.

That's really the problem with these topics in general, no middle ground or room to disagree about a specific idea. Everyone has to pick a side as if we're playing a really dumb sport. I had to scuttle a friendship with someone who turned into a pretty militant feminist. Nothing was ever good enough for her and I tired quickly of even the slightest concession being met with hostility and a rant about how men have oppressed them since times of yore. If I sympathized I was being patronizing. If I tried to make any concessions or identify with the problems I was just a man and part of the problem, how could I understand the plight of women? If I tried to point out any flaws or logical problems in her rhetoric suddenly I was a woman basher.

These people don't know they are their own worst enemy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 26, 2014, 08:11 Redmask
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 19:29:
nin wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 18:34:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 18:05:
PHJF wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 10:19:
Can you guys shut up about Destiny? I don't want to buy a console with only one worthwhile game on it, however crack cocaine-like its euphoric potential may be.

Destiny
The Last of Us
Uncharted 4
Infamous: Second Son

Also, I prefer to play stuff like Watchdogs on my PS4. (And Tomb Raider)

Second Son story DLC next month, too. Lookin forward to that!


Ya, used some of my PSN credit to get that. Forgot The Last of Us comes out next week on PS4. Sweet.

Gamestop has a thing where you give them your old PS3 copy of TLOU and $25 they give you a PS4 copy. I've found TLOU PS3 on private forum sales for as low as $10 so that works out pretty well, like $30-35 for a great game on the PS4.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Gets Funds for "Transitional Phase"
5. Re: Crytek Gets Funds for Jul 25, 2014, 17:13 Redmask
 
Wesp5 wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 16:35:
Yeah, what do they mean by that? Granted, everyone noticed that Valve makes more money with Steam than with games, but it's a little late for a small developer like Crytek to catch up with them now...

The translation is that they're trying to bandwagon F2P MOBAs and FPS games and failing miserably. They have terrible leadership and employees have been vocal that the company is not playing to its strengths. The constant change of direction and cancellation of projects as they chase the latest trends has left them in dire financial straits.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
77. Re: Op Ed Jul 24, 2014, 07:15 Redmask
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 05:30:
You didn't even read the article, did you. How can you say she's OVERstating the case? She's describing ACTUAL events that happened to her and others. How is that OVERstating? Look, I get it. You want nuance, subtlety, reasoned debate. Well, let me welcome you to the real world. That's not what works. What works is in-your-face smashing of biases and forcing change on people.

Of course no one has ever overstated an issue or used extreme examples to make a point. Forget reasoned debate, how about any at all? The moment someone brings up something here they are immediately pounced on as if they are 'against women' and there is only one true view. The article won't even open for comments. Yeah its hard for me to take this more serious, I've been to countries where violence against women is a very immediate and serious problem in a way that not only interferes with day to day life but actually made you feel morally obligated to help. Guilt trip Tumblresque posts preaching to the choir on a Macbook while sitting at Starbucks? Not so much.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Jul 24, 2014, 07:08 Redmask
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 23:25:
He's right, though. Pretty much every story here about console games gets a "more dumbed down stupid console shit" post even though there are quite a few people who play games they like no matter what system they wind up on.

No he's not right. One or two idiots trolling does not mean the entire website has that attitude. PC gamers aren't the only ones who troll either.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
67. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 22:34 Redmask
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 22:08:

OTOH, there's a -lot- of comments in this thread that go way past bordering on supporting the claims in the article. How many here were saying "suck it up, it happens to everyone"? How many boiled down to "it's not that big a deal"?

No, I don't feel that is a fair summary of what went on here. I don't see anyone actually supporting the negative actions and I don't see anything inherently wrong in people disputing some of the points or offsetting the experiences with their own. What I see a lot of is people acting indifferent due to being harangued about it in very one sided blog style articles (this is not the first, there have been many) that literally close any open ended discussion. Sometimes its not what you say, its how you say it.

There is a lot of scary shit going on in the world and I don't mind telling you that this is barely even on my radar. We will never erase every asshole in the universe and all articles like this do is piss off the more reasonable ones.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
63. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 21:49 Redmask
 
I don't think many women would have a problem with getting men to condemn their stalkers, their abusers, and their harassers. When they start generalizing, accusing all men of being victimizers, the moral high-ground becomes very shaky. This article borders on that...

Great points Eirik, thanks for a good read. That is how I feel about womens issues now, they have gone too far the other way and almost alienate people with it now. I've worked in several female dominated fields and its no picnic for men either. Maybe I should write a post on Tumblr about not feeling safe.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
61. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 21:45 Redmask
 
Draugr wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 21:37:
"1960s: Those people that write about racial inequality should just shut up already. Constantly writing about it won't do anything."

Doesn't translate to, "I think this is exactly like the civil right movement of the 1960's." I think the idea was to point out how dismissive people can be of marginalized groups.

He doesn't have to mean it literally, you can't pop out something incendiary like that and then expect other people not to point out why its flawed. People have compared this to racial inequality and women's suffrage, whether casually or directly and frankly that deserves a bit of scorn in my books. That's all he was doing, being glib in return.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 21:36 Redmask
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 19:07:
I've seen stupid console players that think their console is untouchable, but I see far fewer of them than I see PC gamers convinced that they are the second coming of Christ because they prefer to be hunched over a desk.
On this site.
Daily.

This is a PC site so I'm not surprised. You're cherry picking to support a rant. I'm tired of reading about your bullshit problems with this board. Daily. On this site. But I put up with it, for now, because you take the good with the bad. So you can put up with a few people ranting about something that bugs them or being irrational, its the fucking internet what did you expect?

For my part I get where they're coming from because the PC platform was almost marginalized at one point and people had to endure a lot of 'so what, not enough sales' type of indifference from other people and the development community. Things are finally now in a good place thanks to digital distribution but that doesn't mean people forget over night.

You don't need to use a PC hunched over a desk by the way, that is some antiquated shit. I have a kickass PC that streams to my living room, shit is out of this world.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
56. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 20:52 Redmask
 
Draugr wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 20:01:
Quite frankly I haven't seen people drawing comparison to the civil rights movement in the way you claim.

You didn't read what he quoted? The guy you were arguing with didn't bring them up first, the person he was replying to was. It is that simple. He wasn't seriously making the comparison, he was just taking what someone else was already doing and pointing out why its outlandish.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:56 Redmask
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:53:

While I agree, it's really the PC fans that go on the offense here. Years of taking things personally has given them some kind of crazy superiority complex, where they think platform preference is both a defining personality feature and a measure of intelligence.

Platform preference can be indicative of many things including intelligence but not on its own. PCs are objectively better than consoles in almost every respect but that doesn't make them a better fit for every scenario. Some console fans get unnerved at the thought of something being better than whatever they bought, just look at the PS4 vs Xbox.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:43 Redmask
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:28:

That's his point - that many of those things are subjective, yet PC gamers treat them like fact.

He does the same thing at several points and I'm tired of PC gamers being treated like we all go to a meeting and agree on the finer points of discussion for the internet.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
51. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:39 Redmask
 
Draugr wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 15:15:
So why make the ridiculous comparisons that you did? You were the one who offered them.

Other people first made comparisons to racial discrimination and other major issues. If they don't want the comparison made then they shouldn't bring it up. People who are comparing those to a gender issue in video games are really sheltered in my opinion, there are much bigger problems going on in the world to devote my support to.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed
19. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed Jul 22, 2014, 23:32 Redmask
 
Darks wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 21:35:
Yes, we all are pissed about Da2. But you cant seriously compare this game to the priors. The two look and feel completely different. If you don't see that from watching the two E3 videos, then you must be blind.

It has a new engine so of course it 'looks' different and given that you haven't played it you have no idea how it 'feels'. Marketing is marketing. People gave Dragon Age 2 the benefit of the doubt too.
 
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