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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 15:43 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 10:25:
It's tiny (actually pretty big by NYC standards, as it was redone right before I moved in, but it's still about 2"x8"

So like the size of two candy bars, haha.
Ha!
Unintentional, but yeah, consider me having exaggerated but not by much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 15, 2017, 14:02 Beamer
 
Bumpy wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 13:11:
Yeah, Fisker did such great things with Saab. Not.

That was Spyker. Very different, but same thing.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana
11. Re: Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana Nov 15, 2017, 12:46 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 10:57:
It sure does look purdy.

But please, for the love of God, don't MAKE me do the damn fishing shit. I'm fine with it being there, but please make it completely optional. Don't force me to catch 10 trout to craft a fucking wallet, or I'm out.

Fishing games are ALWAYS stone-cold boring as shit, no matter how detailed they make the "simulation" or whatever. Because fishing itself is boring as shit.

If not, then at least let me just chuck a bar of dynamite into a pond and get 10 fish that way.

The exception being that fishing Dreamcast game, if you had the fishing controller. For some reason that was hysterical to have in a corner at parties.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 10:25 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 09:55:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 08:38:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 07:59:
Prices are going up but the days of needing to be on the bleeding edge every year is all but gone except in niche cases. A well built system will now easily last you five years. Amortize the cost over five years, and that system will cost less overall than the money most people spend on eating out over the course of those five years.

Or, if you live in NYC, it costs less overall than eating out does in a month.
I'm not kidding. I haven't counted, but I'm spending at least a grand a month here to eat each month.

Dude, do you not have a kitchen in your place?

It's tiny (actually pretty big by NYC standards, as it was redone right before I moved in, but it's still about 2"x8", plus I don't really have any supermarket near me. Two. I went to one once and a 4 pack of butter was $7.99. On sale at $2.99 if you had a card!
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
40. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 15, 2017, 10:22 Beamer
 
I think it's fair to expect to see mostly everything within 40 hours.

I get that, if certain characters are overpowered, you want them to feel rare and special. There are better ways than making people endlessly grind for them. Limit how and when they can be used, and by whom.

And I get that you want carrots out at the end of the stick for long periods of time, and want people to feel compelled to put 800 hours into this. Given that a lot of people will, you still need things for them. But it shouldn't be important things. Maybe more of the important things (e.g., the ability to use Vader more often), but also highly covetable unimportant and cosmetic things.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana
8. Re: Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana Nov 15, 2017, 10:00 Beamer
 
FC4 was the best, but even as someone that loves the formula, it's getting stale. Dropping grenades on people from helicopters will always be great, though.

Didn't do Primal, because it's still always $29.99-$39.99 and I'll pay no more than $9.99 for it.

And I still think Blooddragon took out what made the games great and left in what made them stale.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 09:37 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 09:25:
Upgrading mobo/cpu/ram seems less and less appealing with these prices. My i5-2600k OC to 4.3 is still chugging along just fine.
I'll probably get a new video card next year though the 970 is showing it's age in some games.
Not planning to jump on the 4k bandwagon just yet. I think we still have a bit of time before games catch up to that resolution in terms of optimization.

What games does your 970 struggle with in 1080p?
I bought mine, wow, actually about 2 years ago. I kept thinking it was last winter. Cost $370, and I knew I was buying at the tail end of its cycle and therefore overpaying, but it's still been serving me pretty well. Guess I haven't bought any of the big games of the past year, though
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 08:38 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 07:59:
Prices are going up but the days of needing to be on the bleeding edge every year is all but gone except in niche cases. A well built system will now easily last you five years. Amortize the cost over five years, and that system will cost less overall than the money most people spend on eating out over the course of those five years.

Or, if you live in NYC, it costs less overall than eating out does in a month.
I'm not kidding. I haven't counted, but I'm spending at least a grand a month here to eat each month.
 
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News Comments > Road Rage Peels Out
2. Re: Road Rage Hell Nov 14, 2017, 18:28 Beamer
 
So what's the other game just like this coming out around now, or a few months back, and does anyone have opinions on which is better?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2017, 17:20 Beamer
 
Capella wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 16:56:
Bill Gates is from the future.

Have you guys tried the new Firefox? I like it! It really does seem snappy!

And in the future you can thrive with only 256kb of RAM!

I kid, I kid, I know that quote is taken wildly out of context.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2017, 16:02 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 15:29:
ESPN had a good racket going for decades. Now they actually have to justify their existence.

With the long term contracts they're in they mostly can't. They paid top dollar for live sports, top dollar due to the bidding wars. Dollars spent assuming their revenue was safe.

I've kind of hated ESPN for a long while, as I knew something like $8 of my monthly cable bill was going to them when I had no interest in them. At the same time, I knew that the channels I did watch were also subsidized by people that didn't watch them, but we're talking cents per month, not $8.

No sympathy, but it's interesting watching them implode because they made long term commitments and now the business model is changing around them.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap
7. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap Nov 14, 2017, 11:25 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 11:09:
So sometime mid next year we can hope for the complete game finally, and at a price more reasonable, eh? I really wish publishers would stop forcing devs to do this shit. They're butchering what could be masterpieces by piecemealing them out in order to gain more profits. Fucking retarded. I'm about to stop buying all games altogether while they're new. Except for CDPR games, probably. They're about all that's left.

This stuff is almost always bolt-ons out of the original scope, so not having it isn't missing the complete game, it's lacking extraneous stuff that often adds nothing.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
9. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 14, 2017, 11:24 Beamer
 
Single Player seems to be getting decent reviews. But no bots, right?

Something like this is only a buy for me if it has single player AND bots. I don't play online games enough anymore to be particularly great at them, and that isn't fun. Then again, I was pretty solid at CS:Go for the brief time I played, at least in casual. In competitive I'd either dominate (about 40% of the time) or have people really baffled at my ranking (about 60% of the time.)
 
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News Comments > New AMD Drivers (Sort Of)
4. Re: New AMD Drivers (Sort Of) Nov 14, 2017, 09:39 Beamer
 
PacoTaco wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 09:30:
Where are the improvements for CliffyB's Law Breakers - they broke 500 concurrent players during the free weekend! Where is the love AMD, where? Let's move some units you need to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

Do you just come here to mock Lawbreakers? Who is more sad, the guy that made a game no one played, or the guy spending so much of his time mocking it based on a grudge that's now over a decade old?
 
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News Comments > "One-Trick" Overwatch Player Bans?
13. Re: Nov 14, 2017, 09:23 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 08:54:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 21:08:
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 21:04:
So only one person per character in overwatch?

And Wtf is a non meta hero?

Yep, on a 6 man team you can't have any hero duplicates.
"Off-meta" means something different that what the competitive community considers the ideal team composition given attacking or defending, the map, and other factors.

ROFL! Wow, I'm glad I skipped Overwatch, that's insane. I thought the player community was bad in Diablo 3, and I played almost exclusively solo. That sort of rigid thinking nonsense makes Battlefield 1 look practically Utopian by comparison. Different games I know, but still.


I mean, the alternate solution sounds like don't play competitive. The CSGo community is kind of annoying in competitive. And actually more annoying in not-competitive.

Basically, all online game communities suck.
 
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News Comments > "One-Trick" Overwatch Player Bans?
5. Re: Nov 13, 2017, 21:06 Beamer
 
And Wtf is a non meta hero?  
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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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