Rhett wrote on Jan 31, 2022, 22:14:Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 31, 2022, 21:53:
Was this a return to FF14 or were you starting from scratch? Is worth playing currently if you start with nothing and no previous experience?
I had tried it a year prior and wasn't invested enough, but this last bout of WoW really irritated me with their decisions so I was more inclined. The community is exceptionally nice all around. Dungeons are far more forgiving. I could count on one hand the number of toxic experiences I've had in any content whatsoever.
It's totally worth it, even more so if you can find someone to play and learn with - however, most people are more than willing to help you learn, and I've been given a considerable amount of gifts and money just for being new, even. The sheer amount of content in the game - much less, that almost everything stays relevant even through endgame, is quite amazing. There is a truly staggering amount of things to do or work on, and despite taking a lot slower of a time in consuming content, I feel no worse off than a hardcore player. And being able to play any "class" (job) on the same character, switching between them on a whim, is quite nice compared to WoW where you get locked in on one class.
You can try it for free, the entire vanilla game + first expansion, with no limits on progress except capping anything at level 60 (90 being the cap per class/job). I think there's some obvious communication limitations as well, but it's an immense amount of content that's available for free without any monthly payment or upfront cost.
PropheT wrote on Jan 20, 2022, 02:29:The vast majority of his $390 million payout will come from the 3.95 million shares that he owns, according to securities filings. Since Kotick doesn’t own any unvested equities, he will not be entitled to a change of control payment.
So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but...isn't the headline complete bullshit made up to stir outrage clicks, then? He's not getting a payout as any part of this deal, he's exercising vested stock options that were part of his pay before the deal was made. At the current stock price 3.95 million shares is also about $324.5 million, not a $390 million that's based on a peak stock price from almost a year ago. There's a reason why the NY Post was once rated as the least credible news outlet in New York, I guess.
Quinn wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 11:14:
Any current WoW player here that can answet this question?
How is rerolling these days? Will it be lonely questing in empty areas and is all the player base endgame? Or is a fresh start very doable?
wtf_man wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 12:55:Keilun wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 11:59:
This post summarizes the thread pretty nicely.
Uh... so they both get fired for an extremely mild spat (disagreement) on Twitter? Am I reading that correctly?
Jagacademy wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 11:53:
Read both the Twitter thread and the Reddit post, and still can't piece together what happened. Are these formats completely out of order?
Can someone summarize what happened?
On a side note, a couple days ago I was actually curious about GW2, as it hasn't been in the gaming news in awhile. Any imminent plans for an expansion? New races/classes? Haven't seen a single new race since release, and only one new class.
ItBurn wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 13:16:
The reviews on metacritic are all over the place. There's a 50% and a 100% and a lot of 60%s and a lot of 80%s. Reviews seem to say that the game is too similar to the previous entries and that people are burned out, but the game is still of a high quality and fun.
Cutter wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 19:16:
So I'm guessing their license expired and Marvel said something to the effect of 'We want 10x as much monies now!' To which Gazillion replied something like, 'Eff you. We're out.'
Cram wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 22:05:
Sadly, despite their betas and stress tests, the server crashes have destroyed this launch. This is awful (not the content, the servers).
MisterBenn wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 00:10:
And now the bad: to me this game has one of the weakest combat systems in a space 4x I've played. They've tried to do an abridged system like in Endless Space 1 but it's worse here. There's a weird system of lanes, engagement distances and combat orders that doesn't really let you control things the way you want. After you pick orders you watch the combat and it's really hard to actually tell what's happening. The cinematic looks great but tends to focus on one ship at a time so you get no situational awareness. From the design screen it's clear that long/medium/short range engagement matters, but I can't tell in combat what range the ships are. The arcs of movement are predetermined and tend to be gentle arcs that start at a distance, then you and the enemy fly close and parallel for a while. No specific way to tell the distance in real terms from what I can see. There is a plan view but that replaces the ship graphics with a collection of numberless, languageless symbols that are so abstract and esoteric that a team of cryptologists couldn't hope to understand them. I find myself just wanting a decent overhead view with health bars and a more achievable way of creating simple tactics around ranges and weapon types like in all of these games. Oh, and there's a command point system that makes your starmada engage in groups of say 6 ships at a time, which I hate because it's so gamey and arbitrary. These rules apply whether you watch the combat or not so you don't have the option of just simulating combat and just playing the game as an empire builder.
Sacrifex wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 15:48:
Odd - I own Shadow Warrior (2013), but, it does not come up as an eligible title. It did find a few others, so I'm guessing it's just buggy.
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 11:04:
So I never watched Firefly but everyone talks about how its probably one of the best sci-fi shows ever but was cancelled after 1 season?
SO whats the story behind this? another "Star Trek (1967)"? Not that popular at showing but gained popularity and cult following after cancellation?
runnerct32 wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 10:22:
I tried to watch Firefly and i could not take it and stopped at episode 3. I thought it was very bad.
MacLeod wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 11:42:
Can someone actually explain the Titan to me? I don't get it.
According to videocardbenchmark, the TitanX has a lower G3D Mark score than the 980ti, but is over 3x the cost.
jdreyer wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 13:54:
Clash of Clans Dev Acquired by League of Legends Owner for $8.6 Billion…
Jesus H. Christ on a stick. I don't know which one is more mindboggling: that Clash of Clans is worth 8 billion, or that LoL just happened to have $8B laying around. And I thought the Minecraft deal was ridiculous...