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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
22. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 16:52 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 16:40:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 16:29:
My fatal mistake with that guy was I got killed by him once, and the power he gained was "Immune to Arrows," or whatever it's called in game.

So yeah he comes back even if he dies, and I could only kill him with a mounted beast attack. It's sorta good, in a way, you can steamroll most of the lieutenants with no problem whatsoever, just that guy had immunity to basically 98% of the player's abilities.


Yeah, that's bad. A critter should never become totally immune to basically everything. How does that even work in the lore? Even Sauron isn't immune to everything.

Hopefully they'll do a bit better balancing in the second one.

Yep and same for your player, any game where you can get 100% immunities to me seems like a system that can be better handled. I am a hard-cap supporter.
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
21. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 16:50 HorrorScope
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 13:50:
I started out loving the first one, then got worn out with the grind. I maxxed out my character's abilities, but had utterly no desire to finish the story.

Also, there is at least one combo of Orc chief abilities that is basically untouchable: Ranged High Damage, Cannot Be Surprised, Cannot be Executed, Cannot be Harmed in Melee. In the second 'zone' it's possible for a guy to spawn with all of that.

So basically you cannot harm him except with a mounted beast, but then he can kill a mounted beast from range pretty easily.

I'm pretty sure I still have my saves though, it's on my list of things to go back and finish if somehow all my other games vanish.


That sounds like part of the system that needs tweaking, as said you die and it gets harder. For example, I didn't see that. Yes, this game wasn't perfect stating in general, but it was a great start to a first franchise. The sin to me would be to make an equal or lessor game the 2nd go around. If they can learn from what went wrong, the next should be excellent. I'm hoping that is what their team strives for.
 
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News Comments > Twitch to Sell Games
11. Re: Twitch to Sell Games Feb 27, 2017, 16:44 HorrorScope
 
NKD wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 15:41:
Twitch (part of Amazon) has a lot of reach in gaming and the potential to put some serious competitive heat on Steam. Hopefully it works out well so that Valve has to step up their game.

I'm hesitant to ask... what specifically do they need to step up on?

One thing Amazon can do and what their good at is, not needing 30%, they could probably do 5% and probably be above their average profit per product. So on price, which is big, they can win there.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
54. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 16:42 HorrorScope
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 14:35:
Realmk wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 14:26:
the progressive hive mind of stupid is pretty rampant on this site to begin with.

The truest thing ever said on blues.

You have to go to specific sites to get that overall pov you want, mainstream is liberal like everyone's been saying, right? What is the surprise? Simple math. A site that doesn't favor either affiliate to be more progressive, yeah sun rises in east.

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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 27, 2017, 12:03 HorrorScope
 
"Microsoft pushed patches to devices running Windows 7 and 8.1 in recent time that collect information and transfer data to Microsoft regularly.

One of the main issues that Windows users may have with telemetry is that Microsoft does not reveal what it is collecting, and what is included when telemetry data is transferred to the company."


That is why the Win7 vs Win10 argument on privacy is worthless. They are doing something on both and we don't really know exactly what. Some will bury their heads in the sand thinking 7 is free of this. It's not.

 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
44. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 11:57 HorrorScope
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 09:36:
And this is exactly why gaming is going down the shitter.

But it isn't in the shitter, there are so many games. If there is something hardcore that you want that the big boyz aren't delivering there is an indy that has now done that and more to come. Gaming is in its best plentiful stage ever. Like life in general, best ever again. A microcosm of the world, there are people that are complaining and grossly exaggerating muddying up all the facts. It wasn't better when you started a year out with a 100 great looking games on paper, to find out 10 actually were released and only 5 of those you might really want and you will pay full retail on those. Those are the games that needed to last a long time because we were always in a "Waiting stage" for the next. It wasn't better at all then, we hated that then, we did rally around such games only because there were so few.

If this doesn't fancy you, fine, find another that does.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
7. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 27, 2017, 10:51 HorrorScope
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 09:49:
I'll surely help selling it to younger audiences (T).

If the guns can't bring them in... tits surely will!
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
6. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 10:50 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 10:31:
Yeah, it was alright but that's it. Way to grindy and repetitive. I didn't have a problem finishing it but have zero desire to ever go back to it again.

I have that issue with most games and that is why I prefer much shorter games with lower price tags. Get in, get out, get to next all the while enjoying and then my appetite for more of the franchise later will certainly be there. So many games, I don't need the 50+ hour one's often if at all.
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
5. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 10:49 HorrorScope
 
Very fun game, excited to see on how they improve it.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
37. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 02:19 HorrorScope
 
Slick wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 21:51:
To be fair, Bioware did seem to withhold a large portion of the plot resolution behind DLC in Dragon Age: Inquisition, their last game.

Whatever, I pre-ordered, I miss this series. Bioware is equal to bethesda in the RPG story-weaving department, possibly superior to them, where every quest isn't generic and derivative. And even if it is a dumb fetch quest, there's a high probability that it will turn into something much more interesting, hidden twists etc. Plus bioware has great writing.

To me they are very different in a good way. Bethesda the feeling of being out there alone in a huge & mods. Bioware story and combat. I'm sure this will be good, tons of games to fill any genre so to me this doesn't have to be any certain way, but whatever it will do, I'm sure it will be very good.

Doing Dragons Dogma DA now, my god getting over the remap controls/ui hump, was right up their with worst ever. Stick through that and a couple QOL mods to tack on, wow what fantastic combat and enemies we dreamed about. Combat very similar to DAI, but better enemies, love the targeting system and the banter of the party members overall and especially how they tell you in battle when they find the weaknesses of the enemies.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Robots Feb 26, 2017, 19:23 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 10:52:
I fortunately work in an area where automation really doesn't work, as it's heavily skill-based, but yeah, if I worked in ANY kind of manufacturing capacity, I would be highly concerned about losing my job.

And we know all the imbecile corporations will gladly make 95% of the workforce redundant if they could, and it wouldn't be until years later where they'd go "Wait. Why aren't we selling anything anymore??"

And the Universal Basic Income thing, sigh. Where is that money going to come from? An estimate I saw on CNBC for the US would put the cost of a UBI at 4 TRILLION dollars per year. So that's literally DOUBLE the current budget, which the government already can't finance to the tune of $1 billion+ shortages every single year.

Money is just a man made idea. Where does it come from? We can create infinate virtual credits. Our GDP is in the Quadrillions. Total budgets of Federal/State and Local... also in the quadrillions. So lets say automation happens in the sci-fi way. Are we going to start a world war in ruse of thinning the population? Are we going to see everyone just suffer, but who's then buying? Basic Income OR automation like we talk doesn't happen, or that war thing.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Feb 24, 2017, 14:27 HorrorScope
 
Maybe we should look at passing now before it's too late: "Getting out when the get'n is still good.... enough". Think of those that passed just before the vote, them the real mvp's.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 22, 2017, 21:38 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 21:02:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 16:19:
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 13:47:
What the shit, AMD? I thought you'd been saying you were looking to get market share back, and would price accordingly. And then you charge $329 for your cheapest processor?
It beats the $440 dollar 6800k. Not sure if you want to get you panties in a wad just yet.
Besides, AMD just can't give their processors away, that would not make good business sense in the long run.

That's fair enough, but I kind of expected them to come in sub 300.

Don't they still have 6 and 4 core coming?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
16. Re: etc., etc. Feb 22, 2017, 19:44 HorrorScope
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 09:07:
Republicans are touting Lincoln so much

Civil War 2, this time it's for, it's for, fuck what is it good for?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: etc., etc. Feb 22, 2017, 19:43 HorrorScope
 
I would have moved further south. Guadalupe Valley Mexico? Victoria... not so bad.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 22, 2017, 19:01 HorrorScope
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 18:46:
Currently, a lot of games don't do multithreading very well, and end up putting most of the load on one core. So I'm curious what the single-core performance is on these more than multicore. That's the main deciding factor for me, cinebench is 100% useless as a performance metric.

Right, fwiw I was measuring single core boosts. 45% seems pretty good, but I see I need to move to DD4 ram, that right there will be 100-200 dollars 16g/32g respectively. Shits adding up. Something like $550 for 1700/mb/16g ddr4.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 22, 2017, 18:41 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 16:19:
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 13:47:
What the shit, AMD? I thought you'd been saying you were looking to get market share back, and would price accordingly. And then you charge $329 for your cheapest processor?
It beats the $440 dollar 6800k. Not sure if you want to get you panties in a wad just yet.
Besides, AMD just can't give their processors away, that would not make good business sense in the long run.

Yeah I'm going to do a proc update end of year, looks like I should get about a 50% boost from my current i7 that has been good to me for 5 full years. Have to see what mb/ram costs will be as well. If AMD gets a decisive win in price/performance I'll go there, if it is close I'll stick with trusted Intel. Pretty much same for gpu's... I'll jump but you have to be decisively better.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 22, 2017, 18:38 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 12:19:
Don't miss out on that Amazon deal. Just placed mine. Free money!

For me... it said doesn't apply to this order. Guess that is why they have a score of only 86.27. So B average.
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Drops Course Requirement
17. Re: Steam VR Drops Course Requirement Feb 22, 2017, 18:03 HorrorScope
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 10:37:
Sounds like you both missed the point of the charge and course. They didn't want the tech to launch with bad word of mouth from amateurs who didn't understand how to use it. Now that it's proven and past the point where layman can fuck its reputation easily, they feel safe to release it to everyone.

Come now, there has to be a conspiracy in here somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 22, 2017, 11:58 HorrorScope
 
They need to show they aren't falling behind tech wise to Amazon. The thing is UPS and Fedex have had these now for years in testing. Amazon gets so much pub over this "stunt", the carriers need to rekindle "us to!"  
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