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Tomas
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Tomas
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Bronze – Founding
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May 7, 2020 – May 7, 2024

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February 19, 2003
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238 (Novice)
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event
Nov 18, 2023, 21:52
Tomas
 
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event Nov 18, 2023, 21:52
Nov 18, 2023, 21:52
 Tomas
 
Earlyworm wrote on Nov 18, 2023, 18:18:

Lol, every Star Citizen thread I get reminded how crazy you guys are. The game is pretty awesome right now, there is simply nothing like it. And yet every time it is mentioned here there are 30+ vitriol filled comments, usually very strong opinions formed on a firm base of ignorance.

The game is free to try at the moment, why don't you guys just try it out?

I think it's mostly fair criticism, but I'm one of the people waiting in the wings, hoping that someday a finished and fun product comes out. The original pitch was a dream game for me. That said, I've played a lot of unfinished yet fun games. I'm glad you're enjoying it even with all the insanity that surrounds it.

Edited for typos
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Re: Hogwarts Legacy Earns $1B
May 5, 2023, 16:07
Tomas
 
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Re: Hogwarts Legacy Earns $1B May 5, 2023, 16:07
May 5, 2023, 16:07
 Tomas
 
Just a heads up on the patch from yesterday. I'm running a 3070 and getting smooth 90fps with everything on epic, dlss on quality, no ray tracing. For me the game has been very playable since the first big patch they put out (there were times of slowdown and stuttering; not enough to make it terrible), but last night it finally felt how it was intended to be.
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Re: Op Ed
May 2, 2023, 15:10
Tomas
 
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Re: Op Ed May 2, 2023, 15:10
May 2, 2023, 15:10
 Tomas
 
Amen
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Re: STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor Released
Apr 28, 2023, 15:23
Tomas
 
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Re: STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor Released Apr 28, 2023, 15:23
Apr 28, 2023, 15:23
 Tomas
 
I'm pretty tolerant of new releases but this of just a hot mess right now. As mentioned, the interface is complete garbage for keyboard and mouse. I agree that nobody ever tested it. I have gotten frustrated several times trying to change basic settings. Enjoy clicking a key 50 times if you need to adjust things like hdr because the sliders don't accept mouse input. These are such basic things that even an intern could do that you have to wonder if they cared at all. I wish I could refund it, but I can't so I'm going to try to power through. The game so far is fun (I'm about 90 minutes in) but it looks and performs terribly (I'm using a 3070). Once I got hdr working it looks a little better, but the video settings are awful. You can't even disable FSR because it sets it to low instead of off and makes the game look like a pixelated mess. No dlss option. It's a shame. I would recommend everyone stay away for a good while if you like a pleasant experience. I hope they patch it into working order, but with how broken it is I'm wondering if they will. I would not buy their future third game based on my experience with it thus far.
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Re: Dark and Darker Gets DMCA Takedown
Mar 25, 2023, 17:31
Tomas
 
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Re: Dark and Darker Gets DMCA Takedown Mar 25, 2023, 17:31
Mar 25, 2023, 17:31
 Tomas
 
The game was proving to be quite popular. It was sort of a medieval tarkov. It pushed around 70k concurrent players in steam so it was no slouch for a game in basically an alpha state. No way to really know what has happened behind the scenes right now, but time will possibly tell.
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Re: Game and Mod Development
Mar 19, 2023, 02:57
Tomas
 
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Re: Game and Mod Development Mar 19, 2023, 02:57
Mar 19, 2023, 02:57
 Tomas
 
The Godot engine is pretty awesome, all jokes aside! With the 4.0 release it's rather impressive. Not sure why it being on epic does much though.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jan 28, 2023, 19:44
Tomas
 
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 28, 2023, 19:44
Jan 28, 2023, 19:44
 Tomas
 
Very disappointed in Amazon for closing down smile. I'm not sure how giving nothing is better than what was happening and I'm doubtful a superior replacement is coming. The bottom line was so miniscule to their profits that surely that wasn't the reason for closure?
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Re: On Sale
Dec 14, 2022, 23:13
Tomas
 
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Re: On Sale Dec 14, 2022, 23:13
Dec 14, 2022, 23:13
 Tomas
 
We ignored the bikes. They are awful. I didn't find it too bad with just hoofing it around. I've honestly never seen a worst bike implementation. So very bad.
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Re: On Sale
Dec 14, 2022, 23:06
Tomas
 
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Re: On Sale Dec 14, 2022, 23:06
Dec 14, 2022, 23:06
 Tomas
 
It's a fun game for 15-30 hours. It's improved a lot since launch even though a few things were made worse post release. There are some potentially epic moments for your first time playing. Definitely play together because it's more of a one time experience game so enjoy all the moments together. A lot of the negativity is because the developers aren't always making great changes and providing what people want (it's not a massive triple a studio) but there is definitely a playable game and plenty of fun to be had.
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Re: ItB: Hosed
Dec 8, 2022, 23:16
Tomas
 
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Re: ItB: Hosed Dec 8, 2022, 23:16
Dec 8, 2022, 23:16
 Tomas
 
No need to stress. We are mostly patient and decent folk. Looking forward to the next update whenever it may come.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries DLC Next Month
Dec 1, 2022, 17:12
Tomas
 
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries DLC Next Month Dec 1, 2022, 17:12
Dec 1, 2022, 17:12
 Tomas
 
Edit: so many phone typos

As the resident MechWarrior apologist I'll defend the game a bit. It has a great host of less-than-exceptional features, but in coop, playing the mercenary mode (I don't remember what they call it), my friends and I have had a lot of fun with it. I've about 80 hours in the game and I'd play more but getting friends together on the same night is always a challenge. Be aware there are a number of good mods for it as well. Could it be better? Definitely. PGI isn't a great developer (I'd call them moderately competent and somewhat uninspired), but it's still a fun game.

There are a lot of serious ways the game could improve, but the money just doesn't seem to be there. The expansions usually add little nibbles of features and mostly new mechs. I'm guessing this one is the same.

Oh, and the game has notably improved from the initial release which was pretty crap all around.
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Nov 6, 2022, 22:28
Tomas
 
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 6, 2022, 22:28
Nov 6, 2022, 22:28
 Tomas
 
I really don't have a horse in this race (I'm not a Twitter user and I've found it only moderately useful at the best of times), but was it ever really a bastion of serious debate?
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Re: Slime Rancher 2 Early Access
Sep 22, 2022, 22:57
Tomas
 
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Re: Slime Rancher 2 Early Access Sep 22, 2022, 22:57
Sep 22, 2022, 22:57
 Tomas
 
Had a free copy (maybe from a bundle so not exactly free?) of the first and was surprisingly entertained. This is all easy will play for me, especially if it's truly going to be on gamepass.
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Re: Get Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Submerged, and Knockout City DLC for Free
Sep 1, 2022, 15:22
Tomas
 
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Re: Get Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Submerged, and Knockout City DLC for Free Sep 1, 2022, 15:22
Sep 1, 2022, 15:22
 Tomas
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2022, 15:16:
Submerged looks like a fun game to chill after work. Nice.

Funny how nobody is talking about Tomb Raider.

Repeat giveaway status being the likely reason.
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Re: OotB: 41 Years!
Aug 1, 2022, 21:32
Tomas
 
48.
Re: OotB: 41 Years! Aug 1, 2022, 21:32
Aug 1, 2022, 21:32
 Tomas
 
Even though my account doesn't show it I've been here since at least 1998 (I have actually tried to figure out when I started reading but I can't seem to nail it down more specifically than being here in 1998.) I'm a daily visitor, rarely missing a news update. Most days I'll stop by at least 3-4 times. Over the years we've had our ups and downs so far as comments and discussion go.

I remember when I used to use a script someone posted that could hide specific posters who we didn't want to have to read. There have been some real storms and wild personalities over the years. Things over the past decade have mostly mellowed out, but I'm of the opinion that the change is in part due to improved moderation, and then in a large part also because lots of people have been chased off. Moderation here is mostly good (and thanks to those who do that mostly thankless job!), but even good moderation doesn't solve issues with general lack of decency nor does efficient moderation inherently invite good conversation.

I feel that conversation sizes (i.e. stories with high comment counts) have for the most part tapered off, which is more or less consistent with these types of forums on most of the Internet, or at least I don't see the topics with over a hundred responses very often anymore. Maybe this is somewhat due to the posting culture here, but maybe it's just a sign of the times.

I have also noticed a lot of voices here silenced by intolerance. Some of them I agreed with, some of them I didn't. Dissenting opinions are rarely valued here. This doesn't make bluesnews unique in any way, as we all know this is the way of the Internet and most of the world right now. Few are those who are actually interested in conversing and expanding their ability to understand various sides of issues.

Historically I've never been a prolific poster because usually things I've thought to say or ask have already been said. However, that sentiment has diminished a lot the last 5 years or so. I'm not sure how feasible it would be to study such a thing, but I imagine a skilled analyst could discern a political trend or leaning of the remaining commenters here. It's not as open a forum as it once was. Some are probably happy with this; others, ordered content, have gone silent or left completely. I find myself regularly wanting to get involved in discussion, but past experience reminds me it will probably be more unpleasant than enlightening.

Overall it seems we discussed games less and other topics more. I prefer when bluesnews is foremost just a gaming community. I don't much care for politics in my games. That desire has become an increasingly difficult position to maintain. Everything these days is so polarized.

Regardless of all this, bluesnews remains one of the more civil sites I still visit. Kudos again to the moderators, and kudos also to all those who maintain their civility even when their opinions are challenged. I know I have lost my temper at times and embarrassed myself. Lots here have. It happens. Most of the time we seem to move on when these things happen.

I continue to read a lot of comments here, but many threads I only visit once, and after seeing the direction they are going I don't stop by again later on in the day to continue reading the responses because it's often clear regrets things are headed.

I didn't bother joining the Rittenhouse conversation. It was clear where that was headed from the first post. While I appreciate most everything Blue posts everyday, I do sometimes wonder if those sorts of stories are beneficial to the site at all.

I still love Bluesnews. I'll be really depressed if it every goes away. Seriously. It has a special place in my heart. Is it perfect? Nope. Has it been better at times? In some ways yes. But I still love being here most days. =P

edit: first post was from my phone. So much regret. haha. Primarily fixed typos.
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Re: Denuvo SecureDLC Announced
Jun 30, 2022, 16:57
Tomas
 
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Re: Denuvo SecureDLC Announced Jun 30, 2022, 16:57
Jun 30, 2022, 16:57
 Tomas
 
What a weird thread.
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Re: Return to Monkey Island Gameplay Reveal
Jun 29, 2022, 03:17
Tomas
 
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Re: Return to Monkey Island Gameplay Reveal Jun 29, 2022, 03:17
Jun 29, 2022, 03:17
 Tomas
 
I went from 10/10 on excitement to about 4/10 when I saw the art style. I'm not one who skips a game over bad art, but the style is just not compelling at all. It makes it look like a flash game with good music. Hopefully the reviews end up being stellar and the art will become background noise. It's sad though because I've liked all the other styles over the years.
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Re: Heroes of Newerth Closes
Jun 21, 2022, 01:20
Tomas
 
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Re: Heroes of Newerth Closes Jun 21, 2022, 01:20
Jun 21, 2022, 01:20
 Tomas
 
Was very popular for a while long ago. Also one of the most toxic communities of all time.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Call to Arms Released
Jun 8, 2022, 15:43
Tomas
 
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Call to Arms Released Jun 8, 2022, 15:43
Jun 8, 2022, 15:43
 Tomas
 
Yes they did. The game is pretty fun now. It's not a 10 by any means, but it's a fun time. Very playable. There are also some great mods available as well. My group has a lot of fun doing the co-op mercenary unit mode even though there are some annoying things with how the interface functions for those who aren't the host.

This expansion didn't add much of value, but the others have been good additions. There are some useful fixes in this one though (most were already fixed by mods, but I including them in the official game is still a good thing).
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Re: Legacy Virtual Sales Soar
Dec 14, 2021, 21:39
Tomas
 
5.
Re: Legacy Virtual Sales Soar Dec 14, 2021, 21:39
Dec 14, 2021, 21:39
 Tomas
 
Honestly though, what is wrong with people?
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