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News Comments > "One-Trick" Overwatch Player Bans?
4. Re: Nov 13, 2017, 21:04 Beamer
 
Yifes wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 20:58:
Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 20:50:
You bought this game with 60 dollars, but if you play a hero we don't want you to play, we'll ban you. Is that it? Who gives a shit which character the guy plays??

Teamwork is important and should be considered when making your hero selections

So if everybody wants you to play fucking Widowmaker, you better play Widowmaker? Even if you suck at it? Even if you only have fun playing Torbjorn? That's fucking bullshit.


Not like that at all. The people in question were essentially afking or trolling if someone else took their hero. Don't be a giant dick and you won't get banned for one-tricking.

So only one person per character in overwatch?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
68. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 18:27 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 18:07:
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 17:54:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 16:56:
This is literally the reason WOW turned into a crappy game. Too many lazy, entitled "children" who don't want to work for things they want. Remember how hard it was to obtain a Jedi class in Star Wars Galaxies, or how hard it was to complete Naxxramas in vanilla WOW, or trying to obtain a legendary in GW2?

Wait, did you just say the problem with kids today is that they don't want to work in their video games?

Seriously? So you were the guy that enjoyed when WoW made you a UPS man?

Children is in quotes. Entirely different meaning from what you see.

I know what you meant, I've just never, ever seen someone say that they want their games to be work.

I play games to get away from work.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
64. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 17:54 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 16:56:
This is literally the reason WOW turned into a crappy game. Too many lazy, entitled "children" who don't want to work for things they want. Remember how hard it was to obtain a Jedi class in Star Wars Galaxies, or how hard it was to complete Naxxramas in vanilla WOW, or trying to obtain a legendary in GW2?

Wait, did you just say the problem with kids today is that they don't want to work in their video games?

Seriously? So you were the guy that enjoyed when WoW made you a UPS man?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
50. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 15:59 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 15:43:
Timmeh wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 15:13:
they give the same exact xp to every player at the end of a match regardless of kills or skills.

they then give a complete bs reason on why this is a good idea.

What is really sad is people are actually buying this POS.

There is a reason for that though, in BF1, if you were winning really highly with capturing points and not kills and healing/resupply/destruction etc. you would get around 50% less XP than if you basically spawn camped without capturing the points. they likely wanted to de-incentivize this kind of behavior.

That you get less points if the rounds are shorter (ie. you play well and win) is total BS though.


I haven't played, so this may be dumb, but can't you incentivize the behavior you want? Give a lot of points to doing things such as capturing points?

I remember back in the early CS days, when I'd argue with the devs on their messageboard about how to properly show the scoreboard so that people who ignored objectives in favor of kills weren't the ones getting the glory.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
36. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 13:44 Beamer
 
Wait.
This system rewards you not for accomplishments but time spent? So it's literally just tracking how long you play, not what you do?

That's not accomplishing something, that's an actual participation award. Lengthy participation, but still. Yeah, in a game like MW you get most of your stuff after time, but it feels like you earned it. 500 kills with one weapon takes time, and given enough time any player can get it, but how quickly still feels meaningful (as does the connection to the gun - I enjoyed getting kill awards with weapons I felt worked well for my playstyle, as they felt like they differentiated me somewhat from others.)

Rewarding you just for the actual minutes spent in-game seems luuuudicrous.
But sending death threats to the devs online seems equally so, yet there they are on Twitter.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2017, 13:34 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 13:13:
Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 08:46:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 16:19:
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 14:07:
Cool, but it doesn't diminish the fact that Borderlands 2 was one of the grindiest games ever.

Wait, what? I've played through twice, and I never felt like I was grinding. I just did the levels as they came and progressed steadily til the end. I was able to finish without having to replay the same levels again and again.

I think that the one big complaint with BL2 is they dialed in the weapons so that your chances of getting some wildly crazy gun. In BL1 I got a pistol with a cyclic rate of 20 that was just so much fun. Never saw anything like that in BL2. In the middle of the Pre-Sequel now, but it's not as much fun for some reason.

You answered your own objection. Gun drop rates in BL2 were absolutely terrible. In BL1, people got awesome, fun guns. In BL2, you got boring ass shit that typically was badly underpowered.

Borderlands is fun when you're using awesome weapons to mow through entire pantheons of baddies. It isn't fun when every single baddie takes 9000 bullets to kill. BL2's drop rate was so terrible that most people had the latter experience rather than the former.

If they have to put a Golden Chest system in place just to let people get a decent gun because the stupid game doesn't drop it, you know shit is bad.

I guess I didn't feel that. It's true that overpowered guns were rare, but it didn't affect my gameplay all that much. When I talked about how the guns got dialed in, what I meant was in BL1 there was more randomness. I could get a pistol that was effectively an SMG, for example. The randomness of BL2 games was a much smaller range, so an SMG would never cross over with an assault rifle, for example. It made loot drops less interesting, although I did love the elemental guns added by BL2.

Had I not been reading about the legendary guns online I would have wanted them less, and frankly, when someone just dumped a whole bunch out to me online (cloning them for himself), it took a lot of the fun out. Once I'd beaten the game, part of the fun was seeing what else was new, and those guns were a big part. My buddy and I kept beating bosses to see new and better loot.

Yeah, tons of what we picked up was worse than what we had, but isn't that true in any loot game? Playing Diablo, I keep 1 weapon for every numerous dozen I pick up.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
33. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 13:12 Beamer
 
Gadzooks wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 12:46:
40 hours is hardly "I want everything NOW!"

Remember when players would play 40+ hours in a game just because playing the game was fun, even when there was NOTHING else to unlock?

Sense of accomplishment came from doing well in the game, not how many hours you had to put into it, or even silly unlocks or achievements.

If the progression feels fair, unlocking stuff actually enhances the fun.
And most games feature some unlocking. I spent ~80-120 hours in The Witcher 3, forgot which. I was still unlocking stuff the whole time. It wasn't grindy unlocking stuff, but I kept accessing new features and new abilities.

Games like XCOM and Civ are maybe ones where you don't unlock, but you do over the course of the game.

For multi, sure, most games you start with everything, but does it feel fresh as long? In order, I probably put the most multiplayer time into CS, then HL, then the MW games. As jdreyer mentions, you kind of get a nice feeling of satisfaction when, after a good match, you unlock something new to play with. Or, with MW, there was so much meaningless cosmetic crap that was hard to unlock but seen by everyone. Either badges or titles which were seen only in the lobby, but felt kind of cool to show off when you did something moderately rare, like get 5 kills with one knife or bounce a grenade off the face of a dog or whatever the hell random bullshit you'd accidentally do but enjoy getting weird credit for.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
26. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 12:43 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 12:17:
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 11:38:
Grinding is fine and all. I actually enjoy unlocking stuff as I go.

But, if what people are saying here is true, and it's 40 hours per hero. In nearly all games you should unlock everything of any significance within 40 hours, not one thing. I get that some unlocks are skill based, and some are for prestiging or whatever, and those will take a while, but every weapon and every character within 40 hours seems reasonable.

One character within 40 hours seems like insanity.

No. It should take more than 40 to "unlock everything". Don't like it, don't buy it, don't play it.

(not defending EA, defending the grind of games in general)

"I want everything NOW!" Screams what is wrong with our society.

I can't think of any game I couldn't have unlocked anything of substance in that time. Taking for granted that your consumers will spend over 40 hours is insane. After that, you're either trying to push them to pay more or holding a carrot out way, way too far.

I know you're retired, so you have a lot of time, but not all of us are. Some of us like to see more than 1 entire game per year.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
16. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 11:38 Beamer
 
Grinding is fine and all. I actually enjoy unlocking stuff as I go.

But, if what people are saying here is true, and it's 40 hours per hero. In nearly all games you should unlock everything of any significance within 40 hours, not one thing. I get that some unlocks are skill based, and some are for prestiging or whatever, and those will take a while, but every weapon and every character within 40 hours seems reasonable.

One character within 40 hours seems like insanity.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 11:33 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 10:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 09:03:
NKD wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 13:58:
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I don't know why so many people seem to think that you have to be convicted of a crime before people are allowed to think you're a piece of shit.

It generally seems to be self-identifying MRA weirdos who are afraid of innocently doing something they're latter being accused of being gross for. Which is what Louis is claiming happened, but saddened about his judgment, not that it was late found to be creepy.

It's pretty easy to not unintentionally do something others find creepy, but...
Tell that to George Takei. Ooops, narrative wrecked.


What narrative? That you can't read? That's still intact.

I said it's self-identifying MRAs, yourself included, that think you have to be convicted of a crime before people think you're a piece of shit. I didn't say it's self-identifying MRAs doing the actual creepy shit that Takei did.

But you have some liberal boogeyman so built up in your head you think anyone that finds you a garbage human being must think Takei is awesome. Because you think there's some hivemind out there counter to the one you spend all your time on The_Donald being a part of (and fearing.)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
8. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 11:27 Beamer
 
I've ordered jeans from China a few times, using Taobaofocus as the middleman. A brand I like is Chinese exclusive, so it's the only way.

For other things, the pain in the ass can outweigh the convenience and savings.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 09:03 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 13:58:
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I don't know why so many people seem to think that you have to be convicted of a crime before people are allowed to think you're a piece of shit.

It generally seems to be self-identifying MRA weirdos who are afraid of innocently doing something they're latter being accused of being gross for. Which is what Louis is claiming happened, but saddened about his judgment, not that it was late found to be creepy.

It's pretty easy to not unintentionally do something others find creepy, but...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 11, 2017, 13:00 Beamer
 
swedishfriend wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 11:07:
Louis CK hasn't been accused of any crimes, not even predatory behavior. He never threatened anyone or promised anything. He wanted to expose himself to people that he apparently admired and would ask them if it was OK. That is terribly misguided but certainly not the same as criminal predatory behavior.

It's interesting that you say "criminal" when no one has accused him of a crime.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
14. Re: Evening Interviews Nov 11, 2017, 12:02 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 11:39:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 08:01:
A "killer" VR app would be something along the lines of the openness of Skyrim or Fallout with the depth content of The Witcher series. Every VR demo I have tried is limited in scope.

What is funny is you just made a game that doesn't even exist in flat screens. You are taking perhaps the best at both those fields and putting them together, when they themselves don't have it. Killer products are racing/fly sims. That is killer. Now are you into that?

I think VR will have problem is in MP FPS/Moba type genres. The action is so hectic that it maxes gamers senses. Where in VR it will never be that kind of action and you can do the former for hours on end. VR has the option of a seated experience, which currently I do prefer, so you could do long sessions, but being so immersed in the pov, you still won't pull off quite the same heroics you can with a flat screen action. The games I've played in VR, generally speaking in those genres, simply haven't been able to go to 11 in that way. It is slower and more realistic offering some gamers will even prefer, but probably not most.

Ha! I was going to point out that the game he described would be a killer app anywhere. If it was done well it'd be a 20 million seller.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 11, 2017, 09:49 Beamer
 
What the hell are Luke and Cutter talking about?

How are those two even still here?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Specs
26. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Specs Nov 10, 2017, 17:41 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 17:22:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 12:23:
Pepe wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 19:37:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 19:12:
Pepe wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 16:47:
You may want to buy DDR4 RAM.

Is there a noticeable difference between DDR3 and DDR4? Is there a particular MHz you recommend?

yes there is, for starters it is not compatible with each other, also there is a difference in voltages iirc.

For intel it does not make huge differences, but the sweet spot is usually considered around the 3.000 Mhz mark lower timings are also better.

RAM is pretty expensive atm so keep that in mind.

Thanks! I wanted to know if there is a noticeable difference in performance between DDR3 and DDR4? If not I'd rather go with DDR3. It was the cheapest with the highest rating.

Typically RAM speed and RAM type have had a pretty small effect on overall frame rate. I haven't looked into it for a few years now though, but usually your money is better spent in better graphics hardware.

Especially if you already have DDR3 RAM. Better to spend a bit more and make certain your motherboard can take the RAM you have and the RAM you're buying. You get more, slower RAM for much less.
 
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News Comments > EA to Acquire Respawn
24. Re: EA to Acquire Respawn Nov 10, 2017, 14:06 Beamer
 
nomoreshite wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 13:58:
MW2 AND MW3 might have sold well to console idiots, but they are still shit compared to MW.

After that the respawn guys concentrated on console 6v6 rather the 16v16 on the PC and wrecked COD

They may have wrecked it, but they still made it. They made CoD1. They made MW.

And there are games out there for any taste. Like big battles? Play Battlefield. Like smaller ones? Play CoD. Not every game needs to be identical.
 
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News Comments > EA to Acquire Respawn
22. Re: EA to Acquire Respawn Nov 10, 2017, 13:50 Beamer
 
nomoreshite wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 13:43:
wow must be a bunch of idiots running EA

Buying a company that produced 2 crap games and the guys who directly fucked up the COD series

EA and respawn deserve each other.

If you look at sales, they made the CoD series. MW, MW2, and MW3 absolutely blew up what Call of Duty was.

Not to mention they also literally made Call of Duty, in that they designed CoD1 and CoD2.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Free Weekend
12. Re: LawBreakers Free Weekend Nov 10, 2017, 12:29 Beamer
 
KTR wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 12:20:
Nice move Cliffy...compete with Overwatch's free weekend.

That's next weekend.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Free Weekend
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 10, 2017, 07:09 Beamer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 00:27:
SlimRam wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 20:53:
"Be sure to grab LawBreakers at the lowest price itís ever been..."

Jesus Christ, the game has barely been out 3 months and it's 50% off?

The new South Park game has been out even less time and will be 50% off on black friday.

You're the second person I've seen say this.

You get how Black Friday works, right? They put a lot of things on sale not because they need to cut price from them, but to get people to spend money. To get them in the door. It isn't about moving unwanted product, it's about driving revenue.

Nearly every game is on sale. Games like The Evil Within 2, which have been out about the same time, are on sale for the same amount.

Also, you get that what the Black Friday deals will be were decided weeks ago, right? It isn't like they just decided this and made it a last minute thing.
 
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