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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
82. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 15, 2016, 15:17 Quboid
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 13:56:
Beamer wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 13:49:
People seem to hate level scaling. I see both sides of the argument, and think it can be done just fine with both ways. Some areas scale, some areas don't.

But scaling is somewhat necessary. I mean, it would suck to start the Thieves Guild missions, get halfway through, then be too low a level and have to go do some Fighter's Guild to level up. I'd rather be able to plow through as I want to plow through, even if it means I end up getting great armor from bandits later in the game.

I agree. Level scaling is ok when some things scale and others don't. I disagree about the other part though. I absolutely want my progress to be hindered by my level at some points. That's what it's all about, growing stronger to be able to do things you couldn't before.

I like this sort of progression as long as I'm not being funnelled down a linear route. It's OK to be unable to continue in the Thieves Guild for a while, but it's not OK if a Fighter's Guild mission is the only way to get the XP/weapon/whatever I needed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: PS4 games will be 'an awful lot prettier' on PS4K, says Sony Jun 14, 2016, 23:49 Quboid
 
Releasing a PS4 Neo patch will help sales because people buying a Neo will want games which take advantage of their hardware. Imagine the snobbery if CoD had Neo support and Battlefield didn't.

Changing the render resolution is a quick and cheap way to support it. If the engine can handle it, going from 30 FPS to 60 probably isn't too expensive unless animation needs redone or something. If applicable, they could change Level of Detail scaling so the same models/landscape-mesh/textures are shown further away.

None of these are "an awful lot prettier" but Sony are going to say that. That's a bit jarring when the PS4 was apparently so brilliant so recently.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
14. Re: etc., etc. Jun 14, 2016, 18:03 Quboid
 
Fair point, but this is no way to start a discussion. I would have assumed he was referring to distinguishing fantasy from reality if he hadn't clarified and regardless, it's an antagonistic way to bring up any subject.

Other tweets:
Look folks, I am not saying anything about video games causing violence or not. I'm saying, if you enjoy fantasizing about stabbing people in the neck, that is kind of gross.
Forgive me for the legal jargon but: oh sod off you bore. What a ridiculous characterisation of people who play violent videogames, which I'm pretty sure is his intention.

"Missing the bullseye" is a cheap shot. Jonathon Blow is a less successful developer than Notch - who isn't? - but he's hardly a failure.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
12. Re: etc., etc. Jun 14, 2016, 11:28 Quboid
 
Notch isn't saying nobody wants anything else, he's saying not enough people want anything else. Jonathan Blow refers to the games at E3 as if they were Hatred style "look at me, I'm so edgy" sort of crap which isn't fair as these appear to have at least a bit of substance to them.  
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
9. Re: Prey Announced Jun 14, 2016, 11:06 Quboid
 
That goes for each of their games, then it turns out this new technology is just their old technology with a few updates and the same flaws. It improves, but it's never the rewrite that many of us would like. I've been getting screwed by dodgy clipping since Morrowind.  
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News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
21. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 14, 2016, 10:30 Quboid
 
Desktop sales don't rebound and start throwing fireballs at me after a few seconds, thankfully! That's what I disliked and from this point of view, that rune sounds like it would make the game worse.

Also, trying to avoid causing too much damage seems rather against the spirit of the game. Bouncing around an arena and thinking "better be careful with this rocket launcher, someone might get hurt" just isn't right.

I think I would much prefer the Glory Kill system if it was difficult and optional. If the actual Glory Kill was difficult and not just a button press (with the difficult part being getting to that point) and it gave an optional bonus like Quake's Quad Damage, it would be fun to get a few each level. Being easy to do and essential is probably why I felt the mechanic was getting old after half an hour.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
19. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 14, 2016, 09:40 Quboid
 
Lack of reload is the sort of thing that makes me call this old-school.

Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 07:31:
Glory kills aren't QTEs because the enemy is already dead. Just think of them as improvised health stations. In HL, you need to hit Use to use them, too.

They're not dead, they're stunned - if you leave them, they start fighting again. I experimented with one, I stunned it 8 times and every time it started fighting again after a few seconds. I don't like this, it feels like fighting an enemy is a waste of time unless you finish them immediately. It's basically regenerative health. A character gets badly hurt so if they don't participate in combat for a few seconds, they get a boost and keep going as if nothing happened.

If each enemy could only be stunned once or twice, I would be happier with the system. At least then you're doing *something* when you can't finish them off.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
12. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 13, 2016, 21:04 Quboid
 
I just played about 20 minutes. Very enjoyable old-school shooter, until it hung and I had to press the restart button on my case.

It didn't freeze my computer but it hogged my primary monitor so task manager and suchlike were not visible. I wish TM showed on every window.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
9. Re: Tyranny Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 19:41 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 18:51:
Quboid wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 18:19:
That's not the most constructive post either nin.

Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

- George Carlin

I'm just tired of his constant negativity. He's as bad as cutter...


Whoa, whoa, let's not go too far!

Meh, I understand. He seems so incredibly quick to anger, I don't even know how to call out someone like that. It would be nice if you chilled out, CJ_Parker, but I don't think you are capable.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
6. Re: Tyranny Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 18:19 Quboid
 
That's not the most constructive post either nin.

Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

- George Carlin
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
2. Re: Tyranny Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 17:29 Quboid
 
That's a warning to me. If your game is so great, why does your "gameplay reveal" video only show a few short clips of game-engine footage? There isn't even a UI so unless the final game is also minimalist, that's not gameplay footage IMHO.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 VR Plans
7. Re: Fallout 4 VR Plans Jun 13, 2016, 11:13 Quboid
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 11:02:
My male stray cat I found on my doorstep one morning and took in would raise its legs when outside to pee. Would use litter box like normal if I did not let him out. Was an awesome cat.

Here's hoping they make a fun game with it. Maybe get on-board the VR train as well provided games like bridge commander, and fallout and other things make it enough.

Male cats spray to mark their territory so he was probably trying to do that. My cat squats to pee in familiar places but when I take him for a walk (he loves walks almost as much as my dog) he will pee standing bolt upright, spraying whatever is behind him.

If he was't neutered, he'd probably do this in the garden and maybe even around the house.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2016, 22:20 Quboid
 
SirKnight wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 21:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 14:59:

2. Christians have in the past and continue to kill in the name of Christ,

That's not only extremely wrong but extremely ignorant.

Jesus Christ forbids killing as it is a highly sinful act. Anyone who does the type of murder you mention are not Christians. This is why your statement is wrong. Jesus said many times if you believe in him and love him, then you will do as he commands. One of his most important commandments he left us with is to love one another like he loved. No matter if they are your enemy or not. If you do this, then everyone will know you are his disciple, as he said. If you do not obey his commandments, then you are not his disciple. If you are not his disciple, then you are not a Christian. Thus, it is impossible for a Christian to kill in the name of anything, especially in the name of God.

Always keep in mind the teaching of the wolves in sheep's clothing. You can know a person by their works. A good tree does not produce bad fruit, and a bad tree does not produce good fruit.

So you're saying Christianity is a 'religion of peace'? This is exactly the same argument as every other religion and it is exactly as valid.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.4
44. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.4 Jun 12, 2016, 22:12 Quboid
 
Were they giving out many refunds before now, or was it just a few to persistent people?

Can people decline these ToS and get a refund now?

DSmart, maybe I'm reading too much into your post, but you do realise that a large 'some' of us didn't need your advice - informative and welcome as it is - to avoid this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2016, 16:08 Quboid
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 14:43:
Today's Islamic terrorist attack is a reminder of why Trump won the primary and why I'm voting for him!

And that's your right as an American but you do realise that ISIS and groups like them want exactly that? They aren't killing Westerners to get us to like what they want to represent, they do it to get us to hate what they want to represent. Trump is a gift to them and people reacting like Cutter are their puppets.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2016, 12:46 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 11:27:
Much as I agree with you, things are always ambiguous in the real world after all (though at least in Hogans and Thiel case I consider it slander), I disagree on 1 point, Gawker SHOULD be nuked from orbit. There is no ambiguity there The world would flat out be a much better place without Gawker.

Also you make a fair point about the height of punishment, but Gawker did not apologize. They refused a deal and refused to remove the video (before the legal proceedings, Hogan did request it after all before he sued them to high heavens).

By the way, why do I think Gawker should die in nuclear armageddon?

Jacob Appelbaum.. Gawker invented a rape scenario, invented victims, spun what happened and ruined a life with lies damned lies and more lies. And again it is Gizmodo that is the shitflinger deluxe. Nuking the company would be way too lenient. Everyone working there is a grade A asshole apparently and these people deserve jail time at the very least.

I don't know much about the Appelbaum situation. The supposed victim says it's not true but I didn't know Gawker had anything to do with making it up. Making stuff up could be a valid reason for bankruptcy-inducing punishment but it shouldn't be done by setting a precedent for something else. Not for reporting something that at least really happened.

The apology would be after a court has ruled on exactly what they did wrong. Even if hypothetically they did accept they were wrong, they wouldn't want to risk admitting to more than they mean to. I mean, they wouldn't want to get sued to oblivion
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2016, 11:11 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 10:42:
And is that a bad thing? Publications should post news that are newsworthy and should maybe think a bit before pushing news to millions of potential readers. Most importantly they should make sure that what they post is legal, (maybe) ethical acceptable and verifiable. And how is that a hard thing to even decide? Don't slander people, no matter what, problem solved. Also Gawker would not exist if they'd stick to that. Look at the site right now. And despair. These fucktards learned nothing, they continue as if nothing happened, and when you have someone behaving like that, what other recourse, other than total war and annihilation, do you even have left?

And what exactly would be the option between doing nothing and total annihilation? How would you even offer anything that can unslander someone? What would you regard as a fair punishment for the various crimes of Gawker and it's pseudo journalists?

"Don't slander people, no matter what, problem solved."

They didn't slander Hogan (or Thiel) so why was there a problem?

I don't think these issues are simple at all. Privacy law and actual journalism ethics are not clear so the penalty for crossing the line shouldn't involve your entire organisation being nuked from orbit. An alternative would be for Gawker to issue an apology and pay appropriate compensation; closer to 1.4 million than 140 million.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2016, 10:24 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 10:11:
Quboid wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 09:43:
Was it a "revenge porn campaign" in any way?

I understand that Gawker are awful but I'm not going to celebrate a publication getting shut down by someone rich who didn't like what they said. Even if this hadn't been about revenge by Thiel, it's still a massively disproportionate award that is an attack on freedom of the press.

Posting sex tapes or outing someone as gay who specifically asked you not to is not freedom of the press for fucks sake. That is the behavior of a mentally deranged arsehole. And such arses should, for all intent and purpose, be punished so harshly they won't find their own arse for quite a while.

To be honest, I am a bit baffled how you otherwise smart people can defend this shit flinger outfit. Do you have no ethics whatsoever? Do you not have any acceptance of others right of personal integrity and privacy?

As I said, this baffles me. People who defend Gawker are to me so absurdly alien in their thought patterns that I can not even comprehend what makes you see Gawker as a victim here. So I am curious, what makes you think that someone has the right to post a private sex tape, or to out the sexual orientation of someone against their will? Or start hate campaigns against someone? That is all OK with you? Because that is what you get as a package deal if you defend Gawker.

What makes you think I'm OK with this? There are options between "nothing" and "shut them down".

It's an attack on freedom of the press because all publications will now be worried about publishing anything anyone wants to keep private - because getting it wrong doesn't mean getting sued, it means getting destroyed. Specifically asking a publication not to report news should NOT stop any publication from reporting news!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2016, 09:43 Quboid
 
Was it a "revenge porn campaign" in any way?

I understand that Gawker are awful but I'm not going to celebrate a publication getting shut down by someone rich who didn't like what they said. Even if this hadn't been about revenge by Thiel, it's still a massively disproportionate award that is an attack on freedom of the press.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2016, 17:02 Quboid
 
It's alright, they say they won't abuse it.  
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