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News Comments > BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal
32. Re: BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal Nov 3, 2015, 04:45 Orogogus
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 02:50:
It's a valid concern because so many companies go for the cash grab (Wargaming, Piranha, RSI etc.) instead of building the game people want,

"People" being a fairly specific subset, I infer. If no one wanted the multiplayer games these companies were making, there wouldn't be any cash to grab. In RSI's case I see lots of people already planning adventures in their multi-crew ships and building fleets with people on their message boards.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 2, 2015, 16:32 Orogogus
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 13:06:
And in this market you can get bare-bones hardware off newegg and make your own office PC's for cheaper.

Does any company that's not a startup really do this? I've never seen it work well. A PC breaks and instead of simply shipping the whole thing off you have to do your own hardware troubleshooting. Eventually the guy who set everything up leaves and then there's no continuity of IT support.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal
16. Re: BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal Nov 2, 2015, 12:59 Orogogus
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 12:53:
Huh? Why would coop not be fun in a turn-based game? If you have a huge map you could have different starting positions and it could turn out quite interesting first to find a way to join forces properly and then to find the enemy.

Or if you'd share a base on a huge map then split up the recon and defense work in a tactical manner while trying to find the enemy.

All of this would get even more interesting if some objectives would be turn-/time-limited like in the Panzer General games where you had e.g. 20 turns/days to drive the Russians out of St. Petersburg or whatever.

I can easily think of lots of ways how to make coop a very fun experience in a tactical turn-based game like this.

Also, even if it's a slightly different genre but check out Divinity Original Sin EE for fun turn-based coop play. Why would a game with units/mechs instead of RPG characters be less fun?

It would be relatively easy to design it so it becomes tons of fun. It's just a matter of doing it or not doing it. But is it viable? Fuck yes, Sir!

I feel it's not fun because you're just sitting there during the other player's turn, and maybe you get to watch. There's no time limit; you can easily do everything yourself. You talk about splitting up the recon and defense work; what's to stop a single player from doing both? Divinity is a great example; why would I not rather be controlling both characters?
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal
12. Re: BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal Nov 2, 2015, 12:38 Orogogus
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 12:29:
Wow. I usually scoff at claims of gamer entitlement but this really exemplifies it. HBS aren't "assholes" just because they didn't do exactly what you wanted them to. Battletech is traditionally PvP so having PvP in the game makes perfect sense. Co-op would have been nice, sure, but PvP is more important if they want to be authentic to the source material.

I don't really understand what people are looking for in a turn-based co-op game. I think I've said before: in a real-time game you work together and get a feel of teamwork because one player can't do everything at once. That's not there in turn-based co-op; you just wait for the other player to do something you'd probably rather be doing yourself.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal
11. Re: BATTLETECH Hits PvP Stretch Goal Nov 2, 2015, 12:32 Orogogus
 
Darks wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 12:00:
Primalchrome wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 11:36:
One of two kickstarters I backed that I am really excited about. I particularly like how they didn't put up any further stretch goals. Instead they state that any further money will be for polish and co-op PvE.


These devs are assholes, instead of making it a Coop game, they fucking went for pvp. This is why I did not fund them.

Haven't you said before that coop is mostly pointless in a turn-based game?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen New Flight Model Details
29. Re: Star Citizen New Flight Model Details Oct 30, 2015, 13:01 Orogogus
 
Tom wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 23:37:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 20:26:
How did it turn out? Frontier are doing it exactly in the right order. Solid flight model, an incredibly huge functional universe to explore and an extremely solid base to build from. And now they are building...
Frontier suffers from a severe lack of capable game designers. They have a solid flight model, good graphics, extraordinary sound, and a good model of the galaxy. But the gameplay? Absolute rubbish. Unless you're the sort who "makes his own fun" it's a pretty useless game.

"That sort" is the audience that bought the previous Elite games. As a modern engine update of Elite 2-3, the game stands quite well.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Review Flags Removed
24. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Review Flags Removed Oct 29, 2015, 18:10 Orogogus
 
Overon wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 18:08:
Orogogus wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 18:07:
Overon wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 17:53:
WTF? How come the previous batmans needed far less. I don't see the jump in graphical fidelity or number of objects that would require 12 GB of RAM.

Windows 10 wasn't around for the previous Batman games, was it? So I don't think it's possible to say that for sure.
Yeah but Windows 10 doesn't need more resources than Windows 8 or Windows 7.

Maybe not, but from what I've heard this is in fact a Windows 10 specific issue that doesn't show up in 7.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Review Flags Removed
22. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Review Flags Removed Oct 29, 2015, 18:07 Orogogus
 
Overon wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 17:53:
WTF? How come the previous batmans needed far less. I don't see the jump in graphical fidelity or number of objects that would require 12 GB of RAM.

Windows 10 wasn't around for the previous Batman games, was it? So I don't think it's possible to say that for sure.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation - The Collection Released
22. Re: Alien: Isolation - The Collection Released Oct 28, 2015, 12:49 Orogogus
 
It launches at $30, who knows how it will drop or what discounts will come after that? Sites like Green Man Gaming will probably have their usual discounts down to $35-40.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 28, 2015, 04:06 Orogogus
 
Razumen wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 18:25:
Expressing concern over the amount of close-up killing doesn't equate to him wanting to remove it completely-stupid clickbait articles.

An endgame scene where you "shake hands with all your enemies in the hospital” does kind of equate to removing the killing, though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Drug firm offers $1 version of $750 Turing pill. Oct 27, 2015, 15:07 Orogogus
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 20:05:
Orogogus wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 18:07:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 13:46:
Follow the money. He is a huge contributor to the Democratic party. It doesn't take a big leap in logic to see how Hillary benefits from his price gouging and her immediatly leaping in, promising to do something.

Do you have a source? Shkreli's $2,700 donation to Bernie Sanders was in the news, and Sanders returned it. And then I see a lot of references to a $33,400 donation to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. $30-40K doesn't seem to put him in Bloomberg or Koch brother territory. If it's that easy, then I can go out and buy a politician.

Not about buying a politician. About helping your party get what they want. He takes a nice public fall to boost her popularity.

And people love to shout conspiracy nut right up until it turns out to be true. Benghazi? No, Surely Hillary is above...nope can't even finish that sentence in jest.

Everything in your posts does shout conspiracy nut, but that's fine, whatever you want to do. I just take issue with your definition of a "huge contributor." $30-40K is pretty small beans.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Drug firm offers $1 version of $750 Turing pill. Oct 26, 2015, 18:07 Orogogus
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 13:46:
Follow the money. He is a huge contributor to the Democratic party. It doesn't take a big leap in logic to see how Hillary benefits from his price gouging and her immediatly leaping in, promising to do something.

Do you have a source? Shkreli's $2,700 donation to Bernie Sanders was in the news, and Sanders returned it. And then I see a lot of references to a $33,400 donation to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. $30-40K doesn't seem to put him in Bloomberg or Koch brother territory. If it's that easy, then I can go out and buy a politician.
 
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News Comments > Another Steam User Record
29. Re: Another Steam User Record Oct 26, 2015, 17:14 Orogogus
 
Krovven wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 16:03:
Can't say I've had these problems. What do you mean by authentication breaks all the time? Steam isn't slow or unresponsive for me, quite the opposite.

It happens to me. I think I was going through my inventory last night and every few pages it would get logged out and ask me to enter my username and password again.

One error I'm surprised is still around is when you get a notification that you have a new inventory item, click it to go to inventory, and for some reason the link for the first new item fails and you can't click on it. The second, third, etc. items all work, but the first item just refuses to focus when you click on it. I keep thinking, surely if these guys use their own product then someone's going to see this and fix it, right? But no.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2015, 13:41 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 13:28:
InBlack wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 12:30:
I can play football (soccer) but I can't play it on the same level as Ronaldo or Messi. Same with any e-sports game. There is no way I can play those games on the level that I can watch pro teams going at it on twitch.

Yep exactly. Some people are like "oh theyre just clicking lol" without realizing just how large the separation between casual and "pro" player is.

There's some people, and then there's Cutter. I don't know why people still go for his bait. I mean, he said golf, too, and unless he's really Jason Day trolling the boards all day, every day then I don't think anyone can take that claim seriously.
 
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News Comments > Another Steam User Record
12. Re: Another Steam User Record Oct 26, 2015, 12:16 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 10:39:
I thought it was based off users actively playing a game, not just logged in but they don't really clarify it on that page.

The statistics page linked in the article labels the line as "Steam users logged in", which doesn't suggest users playing a game.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 26, 2015, 00:59 Orogogus
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 00:14:
siapnar wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 15:22:
Is this an assumption or is there data suggesting this? Just curious

You can roughly guesstimate it from the amount of sales per-unit on each platform, PC gaming either has eclipsed this year or by next year will eclipse all three consoles in terms of sales. What it means is either there's more people buying a PC while owning a console or making the switch from consoles to PC's.

Eh, digging through that Hexus article, it goes to CNet, which goes back to this PwC industry analysis report. As far as I can tell, the Hexus and CNet articles are just making stuff up, since they don't cite any data. PCs are awesome, VR woo. The PwC data isn't free, but their overview puts it in terms of social/casual games (PCs) overtaking traditional gaming (consoles), with the exception of South Korea, which they depict as the sole traditional gaming market dominated by PCs rather than consoles. According to them, overall video game growth between 2015-2019 will apparently be driven by social/casual gaming in countries in Eastern Europe, Russia, South America and SE Asia (excluding S Korea).
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 19, 2015, 12:14 Orogogus
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 11:52:
The shitty part is that the players were likely threatened with physical harm to them or their families if they didn't throw the matches.

That sounds kind of... extreme. Are you thinking of North Korea?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 15, 2015, 13:58 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 09:26:
Many of the women don't consent to being filmed in the first place and even if they did, consent to film a private act doesn't mean consent to broadcast it to the world. I bet people would be singing a different tune if it was their little wang on Pornhub courtesy of their ex.

Despicable.

Ya. Even for a non-nude photo, I would object if someone took my picture and put it online with my name, address, email, etc. The AG's page also specifies that many of these come from hacked phones, computers and online accounts, or are taken without consent, and are used in extortion and blackmail. This kind of thing can also get you fired.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Patched
11. Re: Heroes of the Storm Patched Oct 6, 2015, 17:26 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 16:58:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 14:12:
Wrong game Kxmode.

Nope. I literally meant 3 episodes (campaign, volumes, parts, whatever term people use). Basically referring to Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void. So is NOW a good time to buy the COMPLETE game?

1/2 Elf is referring to the fact that this is a Heroes of the Storm thread, not Heart of the Swarm.

I really don't understand how Blizzard managed to put out two games at about the same time with the same initials.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 18:43 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 14:57:
2. Countries with strict gun control laws simply don't have mass shootings. Japan has not had a single one, despite having more mental illness on average than the USA. Australia had a 35 person mass murder in 1996, enacted strict gun control, and has had only one mass shooting since then killing 3 people. Great Britain has had two in the past 20 years. We average two per year.

What's the source and criteria/definition for 2 per year? It seems to me it should be much higher. This site suggests 75 shootings with 3+ deaths in 2013, 60 in 2014 and 54 so far in 2015.

I'm reading the links people have provided regarding mental health reform, and it seems extremely difficult to eliminate this kind of incident through treatment. If someone doesn't want to be treated, and possibly his family doesn't want them treated, then you're talking about the government making its own evaluation, breaking down someone's door and then taking them away and forcing treatment. It sounds highly problematic.

I feel like the milder step would be to provide a mental evaluation for people who threaten shootings, hear voices in their head, or exhibit the other behaviors described in those articles and restrict their access to firearms if deemed a threat, but at the same time this would trigger a political controversy over the government taking guns away from people it doesn't like. But forcibly medicating or otherwise altering their behavior doesn't sound like any less of a civil liberty issue.
 
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