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News Comments > David Brevik's New Project Isn't Diablo
3. Re: David Brevik's New Project Isn't Diablo Oct 17, 2016, 22:14 The Half Elf
 
No offense, but I'm really not into another Diablo like game that isn't part of the Diablo franchise.

Granted Blizzard got me to play two genre's that I would normally not play (MOBA and Card Games) but I'd like them to do something else with Starcraft (Planetside), or go fresh with something in a post-apoc.
 
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News Comments > More Red Dead Redemption Teasing?
29. Re: More Red Dead Redemption Teasing? Oct 17, 2016, 21:49 The Half Elf
 
I have NO DESIRE to play as the son. He was a whiny bitch. I'd rather have a prequel when Marston joined the gang.  
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News Comments > More Red Dead Redemption Teasing?
2. Re: More Red Dead Redemption Teasing? Oct 17, 2016, 11:32 The Half Elf
 
OMG OMG OMG OMG



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News Comments > GOG.com Adding Two-Step Logins
18. Re: GOG.com Adding Two-Step Logins Oct 17, 2016, 09:11 The Half Elf
 
Icewind wrote on Oct 16, 2016, 16:41:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 16, 2016, 13:37:
Icewind wrote on Oct 16, 2016, 13:29:
my friends and i basically steal games

Two factor authentication was not implemented to stop theft.


I was waiting to see who would get upset about that.






Not about being upset, butt they offer DRM free to benefit the person who paid for it, not so you can let your friends play for free.

Theft is still theft.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Oct 16, 2016, 18:59 The Half Elf
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 16, 2016, 13:02:
The wife is all upset at me for buying Gears of War 4 for the boys(teens), as if any of the other FPS games are any better. Nothing worse than what they see on TV.

So you let your kids play rated M games all the time? Cause last time I checked unless you have cable channels (or movies) they aren't watching this.

And it's not a FPS.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption Tease?
14. Re: Red Dead Redemption Tease? Oct 16, 2016, 18:33 The Half Elf
 
I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!

*eye starts twitching*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2016, 20:51 The Half Elf
 
Luke Cage gets "better" buut the pacing is the slowest of any of the Netflix Marvel series to the point I was almost ready to give up. Jessica Jones had a bad "slowness hill" that picked up towards the end, but Cage just draws things out too long. And like all the rest of the Netflix Marvel series it has the typical "oh shit they got fucked up!" plot point/moment.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
1. Re: Saturday Consolidation Oct 15, 2016, 20:48 The Half Elf
 
Wreckless?!?  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 15, 2016, 19:12 The Half Elf
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 15, 2016, 16:51:
Fuck Star Wars, there's a million other series I'd rather see brought to life. Besides, Disney is already all over that like cheap cologne on a whore.

Cutter the thing is, whoever is doing the Old Republic CGI video's have NAILED Star Wars. They are perfect, not R but more a hard pg-13, they are as good as anything Blizzard has put out CGI wise.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2016, 19:09 The Half Elf
 
Blue, THANK YOU for pointing out the show Speachless. Has that old Modern Family/Malcom in the Middle Vibe and is just an awesome show.

As someone who doesn't have cable what other shows can all of you fine folks recommend. I binge watched all the Marvel Netflix stuff (Luke Cage was dragging on a bit much), and only a few season's into House of Cards (or as I call it, if Hillary was a man), and Walking Dead.
 
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News Comments > Project Space Sector Announced
4. Re: Project Space Sector Announced Oct 14, 2016, 23:28 The Half Elf
 
Silent Bob wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 23:11:
So where's "Blue's News the Game"?

It's an ARG, and you're already playing it *cues Twilight Zone music*
 
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News Comments > New WoW Game Director
28. Re: New WoW Game Director Oct 14, 2016, 22:51 The Half Elf
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 19:47:
My apologies all. I'm reading my long comment and find that it's an academic exercise. Basically, the TLDR is I'm not holding my breath that Blizzard will announce a legacy server. If they do great, if not whatever.

Thanks for sharing your points Half Elf. I agree with like 95% of them.

No problem cause I'd love to have Star Wars Galaxies back, or at least some way to go fuck around with my homes and ships and droids because the years I spent playing that and settings up all my decorations etc I totally get it.
 
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News Comments > New WoW Game Director
25. Re: New WoW Game Director Oct 14, 2016, 19:31 The Half Elf
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 12:47:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
But look at Blizzard. If their name is on it then it has to have a certain level of polish, and if they are going to do a legacy server it can't be a half-assed attempt (no offense) like player run servers.

Blizzard's policy of polish is correct, however, keep in mind the Nost team accomplished amazing things without access to the source code. First and foremost, they figured out how to allowed thousands of concurrent players on a single server designed for 2,500. I was on the ISVV team responsible for testing the validity of incoming bugs for the devs. From my experience, Nost devs had recreated complete quests based on Youtube videos and archival WOW Wikia and ThottBot pages. We had several meetings to QA class bugs. In one meeting we had to figure out the correct length of time for a particular Shaman buff against another player. All of this done without knowing what the original game had. That's a problem Blizzard doesn't have. So it's not a lack of content, it's a lack of desire.

The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
Also the question still remains.... if they do even ONE legacy server will people re-sub to play WoW, and will the income be enough to justify the cost of the server. This is a huge unknown. Yes Nostalrius have quite a few players, but they were playing for free.

Nostalrius had way more than "a few players." The numbers do not lie.

+ 800,000 registered accounts.
+ 150,000 active accounts (logged on within the last 14 days).
+ 13,000 concurrent players (average at peak)
+ 30 volunteers (Admin, PR, Devs, GMs, ISVV [me! :)])

These are the hard numbers for Nostalrius only. As a collective whole, the legacy community is vast. The cost to run legacy servers is a non-issue by way of a monthly sub, an add-on perk ($5 to access legacy), or purchasing a special collector's edition vanilla WOW package ("comes with a cloth map!"); or all of these. The Admin stated all of Nost's servers including the ISVV and Dev machines cost around $1,000 to operate per month (Blizz likely makes that every 2-3 minutes). The overwhelming support is for vanilla WOW; the version of the game no longer available in retail.

The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
Now if you want to look at what your paraphrasing from Ion.... how many MILLIONS of subscribers vs 250k players.

250k+ is only the number of people who signed the petition. There are way more than that who would resub to play legacy and specifically vanilla. Mark Kern said Blizzard could easily add another 1-2 million subs to their existing subscriber base; and likely more. Again, as a whole, the legacy community is massive. Nostalrius was merely the largest segment of it.

The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
I think Spock said it best "The needs of the many..." especially when it comes to buisness. The latest expansion is pretty damn awesome, but at the same time feels very 'Burning Crusade'.

The only cost would be the polish you mentioned above. Incorporating it in Battle.net, er Blizzard Tech. Running it on current hardware is another cost. After that, it could operate on an economy budget with a small handful of people to maintain it. Product purchases and subscriptions could offset a lot of the upfront costs. Remember, people resubscribing to WOW specifically to play vanilla is money Blizzard does not have now.

HorrorScope wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:33:
Legacy Server is nothing more than throwing a bone to loud-mouths that continually live in the world "It was better when...". Some actually would prefer it and many will realize "oh I guess I look back at it better than it actually is". There isn't Blizzard type monetary returns doing it.

Point one. It is not so much about "throwing a bone to loud-mouths" as it is about preserving the legacy of video games, specifically MMOs. No other game has had as significant an impact on gaming and MMOs in general as WOW, and other than the name, vanilla WOW is not even remotely like retail. An estimated over 100 million people have played WOW in its lifespan, many of which have never had a chance to see what vanilla was like at its peak. Events like the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj and the original Naxxramas just do not exist. This is part of gaming history that should be preserved.

Point two. Many people prefer the original game over Retail, much like some people prefer vanilla ice cream over Rocky Road. Sometimes Rocky Road lovers will have a bowl of vanilla. The point and Mark mentioned this, is that vanilla players would play Retail, and visa verse (especially when the current expansion's content drought hit). The idea is for Blizzard to add more content and what better way than vanilla. All things considered, the ROI is worth it.

Thanks for the conversation!

First off I said "Quite a few" not "a few". 140k players in the last week, vs 13k players a day at peak, means I highballed the fuck out of it.
And all the large publishers LOVE to spout out how many people registered their game (especially with free to play games) but 800k, vs 140k the last week vs 13k active (is that daily or weekly?), doesn't mean SHIT.

Please justify for me a game that has over 6 million active subscribers vs a legacy/vanilla server with 13,000. The cost, the man power, the seperate code, etc that would justify this. From a buisness standpoint it wouldn't in any way shape or form.

My post wasn't an attack or a snub at it, just an open minded look at what I would be looking at if I was personally involved.

I'd love City of Heroes to come back, another Bridge Commander game, The Division before they added that fucktarded 'cut the rope' bullshit in the Dark zone but it's not going to happen.

And yeah people may want vanilla vs rocky road ice cream, but the thing is ice cream in many different flavors is readily availible at your local store by several different companies. We simply have NO IDEA about what manpower/money/time it would take to have a legacy server, but please quit acting like it's just a simple switch to turn on/off to make it happen.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2016, 11:42 The Half Elf
 
Is Norm starting to "fade away". His appearance feels very prepaired almost in the way that Betty White makes apperances these days.  
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News Comments > New WoW Game Director
5. Re: New WoW Game Director Oct 14, 2016, 11:27 The Half Elf
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:03:
After the fury storm from the Nostalrius community and the greater legacy revival effort in general, Ion Hazzikostas has repeatedly stated (and I paraphrasing) his desire to focus on the current game and not to do anything with Legacy content. I am pretty sure legacy servers is now DOA despite the significant demand for it. However, if at BlizzCon, they announce it I would be surprised. I will not hold my breath.

But look at Blizzard. If their name is on it then it has to have a certain level of polish, and if they are going to do a legacy server it can't be a half-assed attempt (no offense) like player run servers.
Also the question still remains.... if they do even ONE legacy server will people re-sub to play WoW, and will the income be enough to justify the cost of the server. This is a huge unknown. Yes Nostalrius have quite a few players, but they were playing for free.

Now if you want to look at what your paraphrasing from Ion.... how many MILLIONS of subscribers vs 250k players. I think Spock said it best "The needs of the many..." especially when it comes to buisness. The latest expansion is pretty damn awesome, but at the same time feels very 'Burning Crusade'.


I'd still be happy with a Starcraft FPS MMO in the vein of Planetside.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 13, 2016, 23:55 The Half Elf
 
Yeah but then we get Will Smith running around talking crazy about the AI out to kill everyone!  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Oct 13, 2016, 23:45 The Half Elf
 
Cutter, it doesn't matter how big or small you are, if you are running full force straight ahead and even someone 150lbs coming at you from the side connects with ya, you're going to move. And in this case out of bounds >;)  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Trailer
9. Re: Star Citizen Trailer Oct 13, 2016, 21:36 The Half Elf
 
Hanneth wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 21:01:
The planets are first procedurally generated using seed information. Then an artist goes in and can paint on biomes on the macro to normal level. They can also place down objects. These objects could be fully hand crafted landing zones, or just trees, rocks and people.

Chris wants no planets, or moons that are just procedurally generated. He wants at least some artist sculpting, even if it is a barren rock moon.

And players want the fucking space sim promised years ago.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Trailer
6. Re: Star Citizen Trailer Oct 13, 2016, 20:40 The Half Elf
 
When did No Man's Sky get a graphics update?

BTW how the fuck is it procedural with all the scripted events?


Sorry my ass is still sore from Sean Murray.

Also there is quite a bit of graphical issues up until you leave the bridge and climb out on the back platform.

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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Update
38. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Update Oct 13, 2016, 19:29 The Half Elf
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 12:28:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 10:26:
Rigs,
He's not a Liar? Or what about this?

He's not a liar, he's just running as a presidental nominee right?

El Pit wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 04:26:
Rigs wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 04:03:
I hear a lot that Sean 'lied' to everyone. I really honestly don't think that's the case. [...] hoping if he says the right thing, he'll get out of the death trap, he (admittedly) put himself in.

So in other words, he did not tell the truth but said what everybody wanted to hear. Not telling the truth could also be called... Ah, whatever. Did not buy the game but still got it on my wish list in case they will patch it into something more interesting. One can hope. But should not lie about hopes being actually already reality.

Alright...I should point out that what I said is my personal opinion and you obviously have a right to your own. Because my opinion doesn't square with yours, doesn't make me 'blind to the obvious' or 'stupid' or a 'sheep' or that I like people to whisper sweet nothings in my ear even though I know it'll never happen. I just don't see the situation like you do, or how the majority does. That's life.

Look at ALL the shit Trump has said and done over the last year and yet those that support him, they're reasoning for continuing to support him is basically - 'Nobody's perfect. We need someone to shake up Washington and Trump is it'.

*sigh*

I think that's akin to sticking your head in the sand, hoping you'll get the return you want while ignoring the bad stuff. Kinda like war crimes. Well, yeah, they raped, maimed and slaughtered but hey, can't argue with the results! I don't agree with any of it but that's me. I've met plenty of people that think he's great. I could probably meet plenty of people that think Chris Roberts or Derek Smart is great. Everyone is different and has different opinions. No one thinks my bitching and complaining and cuss-ridden rants about Mojang's snapshots are a reason to get upset. I think it's bullshit that they have no *^$^)_@# ambition and every patch is just bug fixes and bullshit features no one wanted. Yet they're pulling in millions a month. All about perspective.

Anyway, did Sean Murray outright lie and know he was lying AT THE TIME and yet did it anyway? I don't believe that. I think he talked about features he either had at one time in the game or hoped to implement before release. (Note, I can't view those videos that are linked because of my throttled satellite connection, sorry!) For whatever reason (we aren't there, we don't know what problems may have come up during development, since making games isn't exactly easy) these features weren't in the final game. But keep in mind the absolute meltdown when a small two month delay was announced. Now picture what would happen if they came out and said, 'well, having had an outside crew come in and play, they've found the game to be below standards and we've decided to delay six months to retool the game and make sure that all the features we've said would be there, will be". It would be chaos! And then everyone on here would be saying 'I TOLD YOU SO!!!'. And Sony might threaten to pull the plug or ship it out anyway. Whatever. There's a million different scenarios. Point is, what happened, happened. Is Mr Murray solely to blame for it? I don't personally think so. I think he's a part of it, surely. But I don't let Sony off the hook, either. I personally believe they had a LOT to do with the decision to kick NMS out the door. And who's decision was it to NOT have QA or an outside testing period? Obviously one person who got the game early almost totally changed the game before launch! Think if it had gotten more testing before release! But who denied the game that? I think Sony did. Who told reviewers they weren't getting review copies early? Sony. Who wouldn't give refunds until practically being beat over the head for it (and still won't in a lot of cases)? SONY. If you're gonna be pissed off, be pissed at SONY. I think Murray gets to be the goat in all this and he knows it, which is why he's being quiet. No matter what he says, he'll be labelled a liar. So what do you do? No matter what you say, no one will listen. You take yourself out of the whole situation. Which he has.

I just hope they can patch in some of what we hoped would be in there.

Does this explain what I said a little better (I hope)?


=-Rigs-=


Rigs I have no problem with what you said but when you type he 'lied' with the quotations it's like he was being sly, or not telling you everything (almost a half-lie). But the 1st clip he talks about how he worked on the Burnout games for years and he states that even though he HATED car games and working on Burnout he would lie to the press and said he loved it.
2nd clip is every fucking press release/interview/tv spot where he flat out shows gameplay foot, and describes shit that is NOT in the game. He was on Stephen Colbert's show and MANY OTHER video interviews talking about features that are not in the game. Example: Multiplayer, Fleets, Sand Planets, Planetary Ecology, etc.
It's not once he says the lie, this continues up until roughly a WEEK before the game launched.

I'm not here to do a "told you so", but he lied, flat out through his teeth. He isn't a 'liar', he is a FUCKING LIAR. Sony may have published the game or pushed but the game to be a ps4 exclusive, but NOONE at Sony was lieing to EVERYONE. It was 1 person alone Sean Murray.
 
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