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Signed On Mar 8, 2002, 21:48
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown
15. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 7, 2015, 20:34 Parias
DangerDog wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 18:59:
This is a prefect example of why games are designed the way they are and remove the tedious actions of forcing you to actually manipulate your game character into vehicles like this. It's cool maybe once or twice but given the realistic designs of the ships you can't even pass another player in a hallway.

They're wasting so much development energy on animating all that realistically as possible when they should just have you walk up to the ship and press a key to get in, select an open position from a menu and take you there, maybe transition to a quick animation of you sitting in your seat and the console activating.

That would cut out so much of the cool gameplay they're planning though. What if someone was hidden away onboard the derelict bomber, who started assassinating the crew while they were trying to repair the ship? What if the other guys in the Constellation had arrived before-hand, and a gun-battle broke out inside of the derelict to see who could take control of it (while the space battle was going on outside)?

Plus, there's something I find insanely cool about being able to run around inside of a ship like this while it's in battle and directly interact with the various sections to keep them online (they're not planning to just keep you stuck at an engineering station the entire time, but in larger ships you'll have to run around and try and fix damaged systems personally, or seal off bulkheads to hold off boarders or whatever).

That's the kind of stuff they're trying to get built up for the persistent universe. I'd rather have all that then the half-assed "hit a button to teleport into the driver's seat" approach other games use.
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
9. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 5, 2015, 18:27 Parias
Creston wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 17:49:
I'm pretty confident that [none of the backers want] some small limited scope game.

I am pretty confident that a fairly large contingent of your backers want just a reboot of Wing Commander / Privateer. You know, the thing you originally promised them.

Not me -- I backed because of the promises of something more than just another space sim. We'll see if it actually lives up to that of course, but I want them to at least try.
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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Announced
4. Re: Halo Wars 2 Announced Aug 4, 2015, 21:54 Parias
I actually thought the original Halo Wars was pretty cool - I enjoyed the storyline, and in particular being able to play the entire campaign co-operatively with a friend made it an insane amount of fun (one person could manage the base while someone else handled offense, for example). Hope they bring full co-op play to this one as well.

The controls honestly weren't that bad. I was initially really skeptical, but with the way the game was designed it turned out okay. Admittedly though I'd still prefer KB/M any day, so I'm glad the sequel is coming to PC.
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer
5. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 15:12 Parias
I thought World in Conflict handled the whole "America gets invaded" thing pretty good - placing it in a sort of alternate late 80's and weaving things like the "Star Wars" program as being the only thing stopping the Soviets from flinging a bunch of nukes around (even though it was secretly a bust) into the storyline was a neat move.

Wish the developers would release more titles -- I always liked the "Ground Control" style of games =\
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News Comments > Call to Arms Early Access
1. Re: Call to Arms Early Access Jul 30, 2015, 17:36 Parias
Neat! The past Men of War games have been absolutely fantastic (and sometimes hilarious) for co-op play -- been looking forward to this. Going to give it a spin at this weekend's LAN party.  
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News Comments > Asian Online Titanfall Game Plans
2. Re: Asian Online Titanfall Game Plans Jul 29, 2015, 13:07 Parias
I thought it was a kinda neat game to play - I had fun with it =\  
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News Comments > On Star Citizen "Feature Creep" and More
36. Re: On Star Citizen Jul 21, 2015, 13:36 Parias
Wildone wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 12:53:
0:18 a good example of the problem right there..why the fuck is he doing a motion capture shoot for S42..I know its supposed to have a story with probably cut scenes but for gods sake..wasting time on this and not on the game/core mechanics. And who's to say hes not spent a lot of time on the core mechanics though right?!?! Well..I doubt it very much...all this waste and bloat is not gonna make the dogfighting better with a mocap shoot, I promise you that.

Why wouldn't they be doing a motion capture shoot? It's a singleplayer, story-driven campaign. I'd totally expect that just like I'd expect it out of any other campaign-driven game.

And do you seriously think the programmers putting together the core game mechanics are putting everything on hold while the motion capture stuff is going on -- that both aren't be developed at the same time?
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month
48. Re: Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month Jul 20, 2015, 14:31 Parias
panbient wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 14:00:
I mean really, did anyone honestly expect to not be flying around space in first person (much in the same way they did back in the day)? There is absolutely no real need for a shooter / on foot component to be attached to the product in order to feature first person perspective and gameplay.

I actually see it as a more important distintion; the fact that you're a person "inside" of a ship rather than just an arbitrary camera stuck to some cockpit position. By extension this means you can get up from your chair at any time and interact with the ship's interior, perform repairs, partake in boarding actions, etc, all seamlessly. That's what they're going for.

You don't normally see that kind of thing in space games, and that's what I'm excited about with Star Citizen -- because they're not just trying to make another space sim.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 15, 2015, 13:23 Parias
Nuts -- for a second there I thought "Tachyon Project" had something to do with "Tachyon: The Fringe", the classic space sim... and that this was a remake or something.

Disappoint =\
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News Comments > Into the Stars Early Access
3. Re: Into the Stars Early Access Jul 9, 2015, 13:16 Parias
Cool - I like the whole "play from the bridge view" thing they have going on. Going to keep an eye on this.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Patched
16. Re: MechWarrior Online Patched Jul 7, 2015, 13:18 Parias
edaciousx wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 12:11:
one of the big disappointments is that they said there's a good chance for single player missions and there has been no talk about that at all... at least from what i've heard. I want the single player experience, not the multiplayer.

And we were so close to getting it at one point, too!
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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
62. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 29, 2015, 19:58 Parias
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 19:44:
Reading up on Star Marine that sounds a lot different than the original vision given. I recall, you can hit different body parts and that would affect the hitee. That you could miss and do damage to the ship and that would then need repair before it is too late. That you could sabotage someone at a docking station and steal their ship. Now it sounds like meet a station and do some un-attached PvP? Huh?

That's the long-term plan for the full, persistent-universe portion of the game once it's actually developed. The smaller-scale "Star Marine" concept is just the initial implementation of FPS combat to get things working and tested, just like what they're doing with "Arena Commander" for the space combat.
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News Comments > Battlezone (1998) Remake Plans
6. Re: Battlezone (1998) Remake Plans Jun 29, 2015, 18:31 Parias
Sweet! This excites me in so many ways.  
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News Comments > DCS World 2 Stream
3. Re: DCS World 2 Stream Jun 29, 2015, 12:37 Parias
Totally - I've had some great LAN parties with this game too. The "Combined Arms" expansion in particular was a great choice because one of us can be dedicated to playing from an RTS-styled top-down view (or take direct control of ground vehicles) while other players handle all the complicated in-flight stuff for their own planes, working as one large combined force. It's insane amounts of fun.

Can't wait for DCS World 2.
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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
15. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 29, 2015, 11:06 Parias
Rigs wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 10:32:
I still say that they should put the video camera away, take the community managers off the grandstanding and put them to work on the game itself.

Put them to work doing what? They're community managers.
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 25, 2015, 17:50 Parias
Cool, glad multiplayer has been a consideration at least. I know focus for Fallout should be on the singleplayer experience with the limited time and resources they have, but with the diverse skill trees I've had a lot of dreams about one day doing co-op play in these games.

I wonder whatever happened to that multiplayer mod someone was making for Skyrim?
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News Comments > People Can Fly Returns
3. Re: People Can Fly Returns Jun 24, 2015, 15:57 Parias
Kajetan wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 15:19:
I'm glad Epic just didnt shut them down after EA was not very impressed with Bulletstorms sales performance, canceling all plans for Bulletstorm 2.

Which I found annoying -- I don't know if I'm in some strange minority or not, but I actually really enjoyed Bulletstorm. I hope we can still get a sequel one of these days somehow.
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video
17. Re: Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video Jun 21, 2015, 01:01 Parias
Fantaz wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 22:32:
wow, looks much better. why play GTA when you can play this?

Different gameplay styles and different design intentions. Why not play both?
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Co-op Trailer
4. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Co-op Trailer Jun 19, 2015, 22:55 Parias
So this has full campaign co-op play? Hell, I'll definitely be playing this then -- I can't recall the last CoD game that actually had campaign co-op (I don't think any of them did). It's about fucking time.  
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News Comments > Battlezone Return Plans
11. Re: Battlezone Return Plans Jun 16, 2015, 16:04 Parias
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 13:43:
Yeah, this is disappointing. I get what they're going for, but it's not working for me at all.

Has their every been a game that followed up on the hybrid FPS/RTS model that the late 90s Battlezones implemented so well? There have been tower defense versions, like Orcs Must Die, but nothing with the kind of open world freedom that 1998 Battlezone had.

You want Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising. Narrated by Tom Baker, no less!
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