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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Nickname Rigs
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Description ATI lackey - Hardcore PC gamer (simRacing, flight-sims, space-sims, strategy/wargames) - PC builder/troubleshooter (25+ years) - Weather fanatic (especially winter storms, blizzards and Nor'Easters)
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Free Planetary Annihilation Keys
28. Re: Free Planetary Annihilation Keys Mar 17, 2016, 22:36 Rigs
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 10:54:
Slashman wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 08:03:
Those folks that threw over $10K at Star Citizen? They have zero recourse if the game never moves past beta.

The whole problem wasn't just the incomplete nature of the game, but the fact they went back on easy promises like NO DRM. They had drm right from the get go that was their big plan and they had their spin machine going full blast through early access to hide the fact they knew going in it would be DRM'd. The community uproar was what made them reneg to some degree but it's still chained to that awful server browser shit despite now being playable in 'offline mode'. Modern gaming is a nightmare of needlessly complex bullshit stunts pulled by developers and publishers, just to lock down the fucking game.

The 90's overall were such a better time for videogame fans with level editors and genuine camaraderie between devs and fans, so much so they released open source to the community. Modern game devs/pubs are just pumping and dumping the stupid half of humanity full tilt because they know they are sheep.

I remember all the maps and models for quake and I look at the modern wasteland that is DLC and microtransactions for those stupid bastards who basically gave the go ahead for devs not to release tools as it would interfere with their microtransaction plans.

You see valve whoring themselves out in dota 2 trying to get paid modding so they get a cut of everything. Gaming is such a shit fest because most of mankind is at subhuman levels of intelligence.

*points to the door*

It's a pretty door, yes? So big and nice wood accents. It's been there a long time and many have passed through, leaving a very small, unnoticed piece of themselves as they continued on their journey. You can go through it. No one will stop you. Just be sure to put your hands behind you as you pass so it doesn't hit you on the ass on the way out...


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News Comments > Need for Speed PC Launch
7. Re: Need for Speed PC Launch Mar 17, 2016, 04:12 Rigs
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 22:48:
Can you play in cockpit mode?

Rotfl

Cockpit mode in a 'modern' NFS title? Oh, that's too cute... Giggle


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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 14, 2016, 01:05 Rigs
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 21:40:
Rigs wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 21:15:
Owned? As in, not anymore? Or as Pwned, you beat the shit out of it and are done?

I meant own. Sorry for any confusion that word choice caused.

It's cool, I was just curious how you finished it so fast and if you had any strategies...


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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 13, 2016, 21:15 Rigs
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 20:58:
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 12:41:
Seriously, Stardew Valley? Oh, PC Master Race, how you have fallen! A Farmville clone as the top seller? I'm so disappointed in you...

I owned Stardew Valley. It is not a Farmville clone. It's like a cross between The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past meets Harvest Moon meets Animal Crossing. It's a fun retro game!

Owned? As in, not anymore? Or as Pwned, you beat the shit out of it and are done?


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News Comments > Paradox & Obsidian Announcement This Week
5. Re: Paradox & Obsidian Announcement This Week Mar 13, 2016, 18:10 Rigs
 
I was going to say it was definitely Crusader Kings 3 but then I saw Obsidian and thought better of it. Nah...gotta be an RPG with Good side, Bad side options. No, not KOTOR 3...well, ok, maybe. But it doesn't seem like it. Huh, what else has Obsidian done? Maybe they got the rights to Beyond Good and Evil 2?

EDIT: This looks to be a strategy game rather than an RPG...maybe. But I have another idea...maybe Jade Empire 2? I know Bioware did the first but they also did the first KOTOR so...


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News Comments > STAR WARS Battlefront: Outer Rim Next Month
5. Re: STAR WARS Battlefront: Outer Rim Next Month Mar 13, 2016, 01:02 Rigs
 
Just think what a 'Mass Effect'-type RPG with the resources from this game (and the mod in the video below) would be like...my god, don't they see that it would sell?! I mean, c'mon, a deep RPG in the timeline between Ep. 4-6 or even after Ep. 6, but with, say, the Thrawn campaign has the backdrop?! Maybe a roguelike RPG mixed with Elite Dangerous/No Man's Sky-like space trading/combat? It'd be the best selling Star Wars game EVER and probably break more records than GTA5! It would have to be all single-player...well, maybe co-op, but that's it! No multi for the sake of having multi! C'mon, do it already! If you guys start now, you'd probably still have it out before Star Citizen!


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News Comments > Sniper Elite 4 Announced
9. Re: Sniper Elite 4 Announced Mar 10, 2016, 03:24 Rigs
 
Dear God I would kill to have one of these set in Stalingrad...


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News Comments > Spintires Returns With Fix
2. Re: Spintires Returns With Fix Mar 5, 2016, 02:15 Rigs
 
So...you could post an update about the whole situation without actually giving any information about said situation except that you'll tell us something 'in the next few days'. Just tell us now, stop being dramatic twits! Geezus...most of us done figured it out on our own anyway...


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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Patch Tomorrow; Sky Fortress Next Week; DX 12 Eventually
7. Re: Just Cause 3 Patch Tomorrow; Sky Fortress Next Week; DX 12 Eventually Mar 3, 2016, 23:20 Rigs
 
Oh, good, they made Rico into a fighter jet...just what I wanted... Rolleyes


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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed
35. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed Mar 2, 2016, 21:55 Rigs
 
Whenever I hear anything about this game, I immediately come back to this in my head...

On the E3 2015 teaser trailer:
'Nice picture postcard landscapes, I look forward to next year's teaser when you think of something to put in them!'


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News Comments > Master of Orion Video Diary
25. Re: Master of Orion Video Diary Mar 2, 2016, 14:48 Rigs
 
descender wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 00:21:
To be fair, it is literally a game still "in the oven" in terms of development.

Thanks for the warning. I'll definitely wait for a few updates before I consider it again.

Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 12:30:
Thanks, Rigs!

You're very welcome! I realize it's early access, it's going to be worked on a great deal until release (well, at least I hope so!) but it's really just too frustrating right now to play. I could've started an older save when my fleets disappeared and I might just do that later on but I just didn't have the patience after spending like four or five hours to backtrack 20 turns. It's not going anywhere and I have plenty to keep me occupied, like GalCiv3 Mercs and Distant Worlds' mods. I can wait. This was just my experience, obviously everyone will have something different. It isn't a catastrophe, it just needs some more time if you want a satisfying game session...


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News Comments > Master of Orion Video Diary
24. Re: Master of Orion Video Diary Mar 2, 2016, 14:33 Rigs
 
Slashman wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 10:52:
Orogogus wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 03:19:
Rigs wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 21:11:
The GNN 'Galactic News Network' (that they stole from GalCiv2/3...not shit, same thing) is annoying and tells the player nothing they don't already know.

That's from the original Master of Orion, isn't it?

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That android, who would pop up every few turns and tell you who was in first place, who had the most planets, or something equally useful?

Exactly. People love to distort history. Stolen from GalCiv... Rotfl

Distort history? You got one hell of a chip on your shoulder, bud. I wasn't 'distorting' anything, I simply forgot that 'GNN' was in the first MOO. Call it old age, not purposely twisting information to suit my purposes. My last name isn't Trump. You seem to have it out for GalCiv. Something you wish to share, a bad experience? You've been trying super hard to dissuade everyone from playing it. You know, there's time enough in the day to play more than one game, right?


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2016, 21:34 Rigs
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 19:48:
"Everything was fine with our system until dick-less here shut off the power grid."
"They caused an explosion!"
"Is this true?"
"Yes, it's true. This man has no dick."

I always thought that it would have been absolutely hilarious to actually have Ed Koch, the real mayor of NYC at the time, to do the mayor...'course you'd have to beep out every other word but, hey, it's New York in the 80's, it's authentic!


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News Comments > Master of Orion Video Diary
16. Re: Master of Orion Video Diary Mar 1, 2016, 21:11 Rigs
 
Just came in from playing the whole afternoon and...I'm disappointed. With the team and the 'talent' which, in my mind, equals $$$ spent on development, I was expecting triple-A right out of the gate even though it is early access. In most triple-A games, you can tell that a lot of resources and thought went into them even at an early stage. Things tend to look polished right from the start. In this game, not so much.

Let me first say, right here, if you want to know GalCiv3 or this? GalCiv3 with the new Mercs expansion is leagues better, if only because that is done and this is not. You could be spending months playing GalCiv3 while waiting for this to catch up. If you have to pick now, go GalCiv3.

I remember when I got my brand new 486DX2/66 w/8mb of RAM in 1995, the local guy who built it (I was still only 14 and wasn't confident enough to build my own yet) had included a copy of MOO on it for me, along with 'Machiavelli: The Merchant Prince' and 'Spaceward HO' for Windows 3.1. What he didn't give me was the manuals. So 'Machiavelli' was out, I couldn't understand a damn bit of what was going on there and didn't try. Spaceward HO was awesome and I played that game to death for a long time, it stayed on the computer's hard drive until it died to a lightning strike in 1999. With MOO, you didn't really need a manual to understand what the hell was going on, much like Spaceward HO. It was intuitive. You could figure it out within minutes. I ended up playing it quite a bit but I was more into tactical space sims at the time, like X-Wing and Tie Fighter, so I wasn't enamored with it the way most were...at least then. NOW, I'm fuckin' head over heels for it. It makes me wish that I had spent more time playing the game when I had tons of time and no responsibilities to get in the way...

This new MOO is somewhat as intuitive but some things are just not thought out clearly. There were plenty of times that I had to hunt to find certain things. How to split and combine fleets? Have no idea. I know how to take a ship OUT of a fleet, while using up it's movement point in the process but I have no idea how to put it back IN without sending it to the same spot in space as the fleet itself. There has to be an easier way. There's a lot of placeholder descriptions and rough edges, which is to be expected. The diplomacy is way unbalanced. I was able to get most of the star charts from the other races for peanuts instead of scouting it all out myself. The GNN 'Galactic News Network' (that they stole from GalCiv2/3...not shit, same thing) is annoying and tells the player nothing they don't already know. It seems like an excuse to use the expensive voice work. Then after it just plops you right back where you were. It's not important and a waste of time. There's an option to turn it off and I recommend you do so. While sitting there staring at the screen, looking at various planets to possibly colonize, I just said to myself almost every time that this doesn't look any better than Star Ruler 2 or Star Drive 2! And they had like an eighth of the budget and resources! It's just a poor use of great talent and work.

I came into this thing with an open mind and I was pretty optimistic. This looked like a really serious sequel to MOO and MOO2 that MOO3 wasn't. But after all my turns, all 178 of them, I started to play the diplomacy side of things and made trade and research treaties. I pissed off the avian race (forgot the name of them) and yet I could just leave and go right back and she'd talk to me without consequence. After asking for a research treaty and denied, I asked her what would make the deal sweet enough to actually say yes (this is an option above the 'Propose' button, and IMO gives too much of the negotiating aspect away) and her response was the treaty, half my income annually and three of my colonies! For one research treaty that I'd spent like 20 credits on every other race before! Talk about unbalanced! I, of course, like any sane individual, told her politely to go find a nice patch of sand to pound and went on my way. When I hit the 'Turn' button, ALL of my ships, and all the ships from the other races, DISAPPEARED! *POOF* Just like that. The next turn, my fleets were GONE. That's when I said 'Enough!' and quit. And that's why this will sit on my list until release and I will go and play GalCiv3: Mercs and Distant Worlds Universe instead.

This thing needs some more time in the oven, my friends. Unless you're prepared to play a game and have it screwed up when your hundreds of turns in, I suggest you wait.


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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Feb 23, 2016, 18:55 Rigs
 
Ok, we got the whole 'Stoneage' thing out of our systems...it's sucks...so let's get back to what everyone really wanted: Far Cry 6: Blood of a Dragon: Please Be Kind, Rewind!


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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Feb 23, 2016, 17:59 Rigs
 
I haven't got to the 'Following' part of the game yet, I'm still in the 'Old City' (after playing on and off for 6 months now)...what's wrong with 'The Following' exactly? (I'm just curious as I'll probably be getting there soon enough)


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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Arena Launches
16. Re: Elite Dangerous Arena Launches Feb 19, 2016, 10:03 Rigs
 
Slick wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 03:40:
Rigs wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 14:06:
Geist wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 13:03:
Most of the regular posters love doing angry rants about things when they're unwarranted. It's hilarious.

Yeah, we're totally worse than any other gaming related message board on the internet...totally...Go back to NeoGaf, kid, this place is too highbrow for your kind...

When someone points out that many members on here like to fly off the handle spewing utter nonsense, it's not a good defense to say: "BUT EVERYONE ELSE DOES IT! WHAT ARE YOU GAY?"

Well excuse me for not using proper Internet Argument Retort Defense techniques ye olde Master...


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News Comments > Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed
16. Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed Feb 18, 2016, 21:45 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 18, 2016, 20:55:
LC wrote on Feb 18, 2016, 13:31:
Cutter wrote on Feb 18, 2016, 13:01:
Who is Wash?

Alan Tudyk's character in Firefly. You just dropped another couple points in the opinion polls.

Right, because I don't watch shitty TV that's nothing more than bad fanfic. Go fuck yourself, loser.

I can feel the Trump flowing through you...


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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Arena Launches
8. Re: Elite Dangerous Arena Launches Feb 16, 2016, 14:06 Rigs
 
Geist wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 13:03:
Most of the regular posters love doing angry rants about things when they're unwarranted. It's hilarious.

Yeah, we're totally worse than any other gaming related message board on the internet...totally...Go back to NeoGaf, kid, this place is too highbrow for your kind...


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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Arena Launches
6. Re: Elite Dangerous Arena Launches Feb 16, 2016, 13:41 Rigs
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 13:25:
Well at least they actually have a launched game unlike a certain other game.

SHOTS FIRED! WE'VE GOT SHOTS FIRED!



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