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Signed On Nov 21, 2002, 00:39
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News Comments > StarCraft II Sells 3M
18. Re: StarCraft II Sells 3M Sep 1, 2010, 16:07 Yifes
 
Nomaar wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:39:
I'm not a rts guy, but this game really has me curious. Would someone who usually doesn't like rts games have any hope of getting enjoyment out of this game?

You may be frustrated by some of the more traditional RTS missions and mechanics, but there's a ton of variety. For example, one mission puts you in command of 4 hero units mowing down swarms of zerg in a RPG style dungeon crawl. The variety and excellent presentation makes the SP campaign more fun than any previous RTS to date IMO.

Besides, you get to play with custom maps online, which are awesome.
 
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News Comments > Elemental/PC Gamer Follow-up
77. Re: Elemental/PC Gamer Follow-up Aug 30, 2010, 14:26 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 14:02:
Yifes wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 13:41:
...Which is what can be said about pretty much every MMO release, and hardly unique to Cataclysm.

Except that in the context his point was relevant because he felt that Cataclysm was a departure from the normal cycle. Whether hes right or wrong will be determined at release.

Except that we weren't talking about the point kxmode made. My bad then for not being clear. But it's interesting that kxmode thinks its a departure when you jump in and say that it's business as usual for Blizzard's non beta process. Seems like you should be arguing against kxmode too

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News Comments > Elemental/PC Gamer Follow-up
75. Re: Elemental/PC Gamer Follow-up Aug 30, 2010, 13:41 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 29, 2010, 21:58:
Sure it does, the beta and retail are nearly indistinguishable. Beta receives more changes in a faster time period, that's the only difference.

...Which is what can be said about pretty much every MMO release, and hardly unique to Cataclysm.

Anyways, sad to hear that Elemental is a waste of time.
 
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News Comments > Elemental/PC Gamer Follow-up
73. Re: Elemental/PC Gamer Follow-up Aug 29, 2010, 20:15 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 27, 2010, 18:54:
Maybe you are new to MMO beta's, particularly Blizzard beta's...they introduce things, they change, tweak and possibly even remove altogether.

Maybe you are new to Blizzard MMOs but thats how the non-beta process goes too Smitten2

... which doesn't affect his point at all, regarding WOW or any other MMO for that matter.

Such a monster thread already... does Elemental have any potential?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Mafia II
52. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mafia II Aug 24, 2010, 13:25 Yifes
 
Donkey_Punch wrote on Aug 24, 2010, 13:18:
I smell a whole lot of judgmental Christians in this thread talking about morality and accusations of thievery.

The guy has already told you he never intended to buy the game because of lack of coop/multiplayer. It is not a lost sale. He also did not take someone's physical property and deprive them of their enjoyment of it.

Yeah, because the fact that you can just pirate and play a single player only game for free has absolutely no influence on his policy to only pay for games with coop/multiplayer Rolleyes2

It has nothing to do with religion. Pirates can go fuck themselves.
 
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News Comments > DOTA TM Controversy
15. Re: DOTA TM Controversy Aug 17, 2010, 18:37 Yifes
 
007Bistromath wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 17:06:
If anything, Valve taking on the project to make a standalone game out of it will make it more free to the public.

/facepalm. No. Valve taking an already free community made game, and trademarking it and selling it to the public does not in any way shape or form make it more free.


I neither have nor want Warcraft III, so I've never touched DotA. I barely know what it is.

Your ignorance is quite obvious.
 
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News Comments > DOTA TM Controversy
14. Re: DOTA TM Controversy Aug 17, 2010, 18:31 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 17:50:
Do you have a source for that? I used to be a pretty avid DotA player but it's been awhile so my memory might be hazy. I recall Pendragon creating the website for DotA but not working on the actual map before Icefrog. Either way, didn't the old author hand over the reigns directly to Icefrog, not Pendragon or etc? In terms of how that was done I have no idea, I suspect it was pretty informal.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3966/postmortem_defense_of_the_ancients.php

"Drawing inspiration from a popular Starcraft mod known as Aeon of Strife, the first version of DotA was released in the middle of 2003 by an individual known only by his pseudonym "Eul".

"Many spinoffs of the original DotA were created with vastly superior sets of features, including the first versions of Steve "Guinsoo" Feak's Defense of the Ancients: Allstars which is the focus of this postmortem."

Icefrog only started working on DotA: Allstars after ~version 6. Like the article says, no single person has ownership of the name, and Valve trying to trademark "DOTA" because they hired the last guy in a long chain of guys who've worked on DotA is pretty stupid.

In any case, League of Legends is a great (and FREE) game, and I wish Guinsoo, Pendragon the best in their upcoming legal battle.

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News Comments > DOTA TM Controversy
11. Re: DOTA TM Controversy Aug 17, 2010, 17:04 Yifes
 
Zyrxil wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 15:38:
Well, it is. Icefrog created the original DotA. Valve hired Icefrog.

Wrong. Icefrog came along after Guinsoo and Pendragon. Icefrog started working on the map after version 6, and much of the game had already been established.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Announced
46. Re: Torchlight 2 Announced Aug 8, 2010, 15:40 Yifes
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 6, 2010, 16:31:
Eh Torchlight just didn't do it for me. I love Diablo, sure... but only when I'm playing with people. Single player dungeon crawls need the spice afforded by party combat and management.

Agreed. Or at least some kind of story to keep you interested.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE LIVE Premium Subscriptions
36. Re: QUAKE LIVE Premium Subscriptions Aug 8, 2010, 15:37 Yifes
 
Don't most Quake 3 players play CPMA Quake anyways? No idea who would actually pay to play vanilla Q3.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch
93. Re: StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch Aug 5, 2010, 20:12 Yifes
 
Prez wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 20:02:
Agreed, but you are not allowed to have that opinion because Yifes "Master of All Allowed Opinions" says you can't. Because HE says that 12 years is reasonable, then by GOD it is. Rolleyes2

I'm not belittling his opinion, merely pointing out that both of our opinions are irrelevant. My argument always has been that Blizzard also made Warcraft 3, and didn't spend 12 years on SC2. And I never said 12 years was reasonable, but you bitching about it for the last 2 years sure isn't.

A quick look in every Starcraft thread currently running shows Yifes arguing with someone. That alone should throw up red flags, but apparently squashing dissenting opinions if they go against your precious Blizzard keeps you him busy to notice.

I posted in StarCraft II Sells 1.5M and StarCraft II Figures That's 2 out of the 5 SC2 threads on the Popular Threads list, including this one. If you have a pathologic need to make shit up and launch personal attacks, then you can go fuck yourself. Your last sentence didn't even make sense.

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News Comments > StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch
91. Re: StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch Aug 5, 2010, 19:35 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 19:26:
What you think of development is irrelevant Bobby

I know. That's why I'm telling you the facts, not giving you my opinion.

Of course not, this was all part of a study for a college class too and all that I'm sure.

Nope. There's no logical link between your assumption and my statement. Remember, the '?' indicates a question - not an assertion.
 
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News Comments > More StarCraft II Sales Figures
83. Re: More StarCraft II Sales Figures Aug 5, 2010, 19:29 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 19:20:
That's not a complete list of units in the game, it doesn't even include two entire divisions of the factions. If we're comparing a modern game then we're including the expansions of a four year old title.

Maybe we should talk about the original COH, since we're talking only about Wings of Liberty here. Let's not compare apples to oranges here.

No, you are wrong again. There was no other at that time the capability to do battles on the scale of CoH with the same level graphical fidelity, physics and so on. It was a design decision and this is easily apparent when you install a few mods that up the unit count and see the engine limitations firsthand.

The ability of the engine to render units on screen does not affect how the units are grouped or controlled. Having the AI make decisions for individual soldiers require more processing power and taxes the engine more - refuting your argument that the lack of ability to control individual soldiers is due to the limitations of the engine.

I suspect if I posted one word ten times you would respond that many times just to have the last word so instead I will save us both the trouble.

I understand the desire to end this "discussion", and that's fine. Simply walking away and not responding is one way to do it. But using an offensive fallacy as your exit strategy, how very mature and classy of you Verno.

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News Comments > StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch
89. Re: StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch Aug 5, 2010, 19:12 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 19:02:
That's 7 years if they started in 2003, not 5-6. You're welcome to your opinion but when I play Starcraft 2 I do not see a game that should have taken even half that time.

Having a handful of guys working on overall game design and concept art, while the majority of the team - the artists, the programmers, the producers, working on WOW does not constitute full development. And how much development time you think Starcraft 2 should've taken is irrelevant.

I doubt Prez and I even dwell in the same country but you've reached the obvious point of no return in this thread I see.

I wasn't being serious. I'll write things in all capitals next time to make it easier.

 
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News Comments > More StarCraft II Sales Figures
81. Re: More StarCraft II Sales Figures Aug 5, 2010, 19:07 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 18:54:
I don't know how you came up with that figure, the base game alone has more without going into the expansion factions. Regardless, it was to illustrate the point that unit variety wasn't affected their design decisions.

Relic Wiki
Planet company of heroes

Hey, maybe the wiki is wrong and you actually know what you're talking about. And yeah, Axis and Allies has so much more variety than Zerg vs Protoss vs Terran. Because an allied sniper is so much different than an axis one Rolleyes

It's a real time strategy game based loosely on an actual conflict. Naturally you do not control individual soldiers in a unit as thats not feasible for game development.

You can argue it's a design choice, but saying controlling individual units are not feasible for game development is bullshit, considering it's done before for other WWII and militaristic RTSes. And if you're arguing that the choice was made because of the realistic setting, that's also bullshit since they debuted the system with DOW1.

The rest of your post is pointless nitpicking so I'm ignoring it.

Great reason.

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News Comments > StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch
87. Re: StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch Aug 5, 2010, 18:54 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 18:39:
There's a pretty big difference in long development times and games that take a decade but you knew that already. Starcraft 2 is many wonderful things but it's not a game worthy of a six year development cycle, let alone twelve. Blizzard may be notorious for their painstaking process but that doesn't mean people need to be happy with it. I'm sure theres some amusing project management failures tied into the whole story anyways. Yes, I am taking into account that development does not take place in a vacuum where no other products are worked on. Prez and anyone who agrees with him on those points isn't being unreasonable in pointing it out either.

Actually they started working on SC2 in 2003, and did not begin full development until 2005. Taking 5-6 years to make a game is not inconsistent with the RTS team's previous effort, Warcraft 3.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch
86. Re: StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch Aug 5, 2010, 18:46 Yifes
 
Prez wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 18:15:
For the record, I'm not accusing you of Fanboyism. I'm a fanboy of a lot of stuff. I'm accusing you of rampant attack dog apologist attacks over small comments about a company you act like you're blood-sworn to defend. I will not be brow beat into changing my opinion because you want to argue that making another game in the interim somehow excuses a company with virtually infinite resources from taking 12 years to provide a sequel to a fan-favorite game. That's patently ridiculous, like your whole crusade to defend all things Blizzard.

As far as flipping out, I tend to flip out when someone pulls a moronic stunt like pulling an off-handed quote in parentheses not related to the post or thread in question just to start a fight and prove how right you are. That was completely stupid and childish on your part, so the whole discussion is your fault.


I never said you accused me of fanboyism. Are you and Verno the same person and lose track of who I'm replying to or something? You accusing me of doing imaginary things seem like a theme around here.

And you're saying that because Blizzard's MMO division made a lot of money, the logical next step is for them to expand their RTS division? You're the ridiculous one here.

And now saying shit in parenthesis makes it off limits to comment on? Oh yeah, I'm going to say a lot of things in my post, but remember, you can only respond to the things I want to discuss. Are you fucking kidding me?

Trying to start a fight? What the fuck are you talking about? Did I say something personal? Did I make fun of you or your music or your family or something? I pointed out that they also made Warcraft 3. You viewed this as an attempt to start a fight, and flipped the fuck out. Right, I'm the childish one here.

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News Comments > More StarCraft II Sales Figures
79. Re: More StarCraft II Sales Figures Aug 5, 2010, 18:27 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 17:23:
Lowering the unit cap and clustering units into groups alone is an act designed to simply the gameplay.

CoH features a much larger cast of units in multiplayer than Starcraft 2 and that's without going into the engine limitations given the graphical fidelity of the game. Their approach was arguably necessary for their particular product. It in no way affects the actual strategy and flow of gameplay though. CoH has considerably deep high level play much like Starcraft and unlike pretty much every other RTS disappointment from the past ten years.

Starcraft 2 features 46 units, while COH features 40. That's counting mirror units like Axis Sniper and Allied Sniper. And engine limitations may affect the maximum unit cap, but that doesn't account for the group mechanism. No longer being able to control individual soldiers and relying on AI to position your individual troops is simplifying the game. And saying army size doesn't affect the strategy or flow of gameplay is wrong. Controlling a company of men or a platoon of men does not result in the exact same strategies or gameplay.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch
83. Re: StarCraft II is Year's Biggest PC Game Launch Aug 5, 2010, 17:52 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 17:17:
Stupid posts offend me, not posts about a particular game. You made a very stupid post about CoH and I called you out on it, deal. Yes, you obviously suffer from brand loyalty given your agitation in every SC2 thread that I've seen. You have every right to think people are entitled little babies but that doesn't mean their complaints are wrong. Your rant about development times was barely even tangentially related to what Prez is talking about. He wasn't trolling or even being unreasonable. Blizzard has a huge PR division already and a great name amongst gamers. They can suffer the few justified complaints.

Yes stupid posts offend me too, and Prez didn't need to flip out when I mentioned Warcraft 3. Saying "FFS, they also made Warcraft 3" - what a outrageous fanboy attack on your sensibilities! Quick! Let's run to Prez's rescue!

And how is my "rant" about development times not related, considering we are talking about long development times here? You coming in here and ranting about posts from another thread is what's actually irrelevant; What do discussions about Starcraft 2's gameplay or COH have anything to do with Prez and I talking about the 12 years it took for Blizzard to put out a sequel? You're just dragging things from other threads into this one and stirring shit up. There's another thread out there for you to mount your ardent and hypocritical defense of COH while accusing others of fanboyism.
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News Comments > StarCraft II Interview
7. Re: StarCraft II Interview Aug 5, 2010, 17:08 Yifes
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 16:12:
How would someone view replays without owning SC2 to run the game engine? The whole point of the replays is to have full view of the arena and be able to move the camera around to see what other people were doing, so encoding to a movie format would nullify this feature.

They already offer a download of the full game on battle.net. If they set it up so anyone could watch the replays they could just make the replays run in game.

You don't even need a key to download it, just click download and you've got the full game sitting there. You can watch the intro, tweak settings, you just can't log in and do anything. I think it'd be smart to let people download replays and watch the MP games. I'd feel better about buying the game if I got to see a wider variety of the MP games.

There are lots of replay websites available for SC2 multiplayer matches. You need to log in to watch replays.
 
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