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18. Re: etc. Mar 30, 2013, 17:04 Fantaz
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Mar 30, 2013, 07:37:
Wait wait wait...

Potsdam, NY?!

That explains it. Weather anomalies, the conflux of ley lines, permanent brain damage from cabin fever...whatever the reason, pretty much everyone who stays in Potsdam long enough is crazy.


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17. Re: etc. Mar 30, 2013, 07:37 JoeNapalm
 

Wait wait wait...

Potsdam, NY?!

That explains it. Weather anomalies, the conflux of ley lines, permanent brain damage from cabin fever...whatever the reason, pretty much everyone who stays in Potsdam long enough is crazy.


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16. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 17:37 PHJF
 
Or, if he owned infinite boxers he'd never have to wash, period.

I like the sound of this. Do you have a brochure?
 
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15. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 16:26 Tumbler
 
Yes, because I want to pay for stuff I will lose. Yeah.

There is some wisdom to this idea. If you offered a more powerful gun or ammo or something, if that didn't ever expire or go away the game would essentially be handicapped for people without this stuff.

World of Tanks does this pretty well. You can buy premium tanks which have their own pros and cons but the ammo you get "Free" is not the strongest you can have. You normally have to spend gold to get the best ammo and using it is permanent, if you buy 50 rounds, after those 50 shots you're back to standard ammo.

I've noticed you can spend credits on them now but that might be a perk of premium that I hadn't noticed till now.

There are also lots of boosters you can use for one battle each time, they cost gold, give you an advantage but don't last more than one battle/use.

The premium tanks stay with you forever though. You just repair them as normal after they get blown up.

Eve Online also has a lot of permanent loss stuff going. There are definitely people ok with "paying" for stuff they'll lose. I guess it's like Gambling, you're risking your stuff and that gives some people a rush when they play.
 
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14. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 15:01 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 14:53:
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 11:47:
In the grand internet tradition of judging everyone else's lifestyle choices, this dude is batshit.

Yeah, I don't think any other word really fits.

Creston

Another quote mentions that he has 4 pairs of boxers because, if he had more, they'd spend too much time washing them and have to get an electric washing machine.

I was like... uh... well... not really. With 4 pairs you have to wash every 4 days (though, from the sound of it, he washes once a year.) Each pair only takes a few seconds to wash, but the act of washing has some start up and end time. You need to collect what needs to be washed, fill a bucket, get some soap, wash, empty the bucket, put things away, etc. It's quicker to add more to one wash than to add more washes. So if he had 5 pairs and was washing every 5 days instead of every 4 he may be washing for an extra two minutes each time, but it would be less frequent and therefore he'd spend less time doing it.
Or, if he owned infinite boxers he'd never have to wash, period.

Basically, his logic on that point doesn't hold up well.
 
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13. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 14:53 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 11:47:
In the grand internet tradition of judging everyone else's lifestyle choices, this dude is batshit.

Yeah, I don't think any other word really fits.

Creston
 
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12. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 14:36 Dev
 
Yes, because I want to pay for stuff I will lose. Yeah.  
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11. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 13:02 jdreyer
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 12:27:
Isn't there a few million copies of E.T. for the Atari 2600 out in the desert? They'll probably just play that.

There were millions of copies of that shipped to the desert, but they were burned the next day. So it's not like they're still sitting out there.
 
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10. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 12:27 PropheT
 
Isn't there a few million copies of E.T. for the Atari 2600 out in the desert? They'll probably just play that.  
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9. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 11:47 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 11:11:
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 09:56:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 08:55:
Jason Rohrer doesn't exactly seem to be playing with a full deck either...

I love the interview with him from a few years back that begins with his children running around naked in his yard.

His older-than-four-years-old children.

o_O

Okay... To be honest, I kinda like the idea of burying a game in the desert, though somehow I doubt it's going to be playable after a single year, much less 2000.

Creston

Ah, here's the passage:
A naked kid and a freakishly tall man walk in a meadow. The meadow is their front yard. It pokes up from among the sheared lawns of upstate New York's Route 11B like a Mohawk, purposeful and defiant. The kid's hair is long and blond and, on first glance, feminine. He wears orange rain boots, his uncircumcised penis free in the breeze. The tall man wears military-style cargo pants and a red T-shirt that says MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL GAME SUMMIT. He's barefoot. His dirty-blond hair is spiky from not showering. A cop pulls into his driveway. The man chats with the cop. The cop says he just got a call about a "tall guy and a naked girl down by the gas station" and dropped by to investigate.

The tall man is amused.

The cop -- burly, bearded, the sitcom essence of small-town cop -- doesn't need to ask the tall man what he does for a living. He already knows. Everyone in this town knows. The tall man is famous here in Potsdam, New York, an aging hamlet near the Canadian border, because of his meadow. The meadow inspired a court case and made the front pages of the local newspapers. The tall man fought a village ordinance that required him to cut his meadow to a height of ten inches. He represented himself in court, and it came out after the trial that this man earned a living by making video games. Which didn't make much sense to the town's inhabitants, like this cop here, who's got to be having a hard time reconciling the tall man's career in computers with the apparently Luddite lifestyle on display: the meadow, the tiny ranch home it obscures, the naked hippie kid, the wife standing on the porch with the red hair and freckles and fiery green eyes, and the baby in a cloth sling. Later today, the tall man will hold the baby off the front porch, above the cedar bushes, and whisper "Pssssss, pssssss" in his ear, and the baby will pee into the bush, on command, just like that. Pavlovian.


In the grand internet tradition of judging everyone else's lifestyle choices, this dude is batshit.
 
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8. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 11:11 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 09:56:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 08:55:
Jason Rohrer doesn't exactly seem to be playing with a full deck either...

I love the interview with him from a few years back that begins with his children running around naked in his yard.

His older-than-four-years-old children.

o_O

Okay... To be honest, I kinda like the idea of burying a game in the desert, though somehow I doubt it's going to be playable after a single year, much less 2000.

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7. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 09:59 Beamer
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 08:51:
The War Z guy is out of his mind. Totally nuts.
No. Think about it: her surveyed the 18,000 people he claims are still playing his game, and they told him not to change it.

Duh.

The ONLY people playing his game right now are the ones that are very much into this type of thing. Any normal human being either stopped playing or stayed far, far away.

So his sample size is people that want to be screwed. It's like going to a Fight Club and asking people if they like being punched in the face repeatedly. They'll say yes, why else would they be in a Fight Club? Then saying "people would be FURIOUS if I didn't punch them all in the face repeatedly!"

But if he's ok making a game specifically for the people that want to play his game, so be it. It's the complete indie-niche lifestyle.
 
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6. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 09:56 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 08:55:
Jason Rohrer doesn't exactly seem to be playing with a full deck either...

I love the interview with him from a few years back that begins with his children running around naked in his yard.

His older-than-four-years-old children.
 
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5. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 09:53 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 09:39:
I can't believe people keep giving the War Z devs money, what more do they need to do?

I donít understand this either, I donít see how anyone could possibly give this guy money. The first time I would have died and all of my items were removed, even the ones I paid for. That would have been it for me. Done and over!
 
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4. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 09:51 Moog
 
"We got pretty shitty review scores for War Z... At Eurogamer we got the same score as Aliens: Colonial Marines."

Seriously! It got that high a review score!!!
 
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3. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 09:39 Verno
 
I can't believe people keep giving the War Z devs money, what more do they need to do?  
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2. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 08:55 Mr. Tact
 
Jason Rohrer doesn't exactly seem to be playing with a full deck either...  
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1. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 08:51 Frags4Fun
 
The War Z guy is out of his mind. Totally nuts.  
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