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Nickname Sepharo
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Description I like games... Hi.
Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Oct 7, 2016, 20:50 Sepharo
 
Hmm... Valve adding monetized sprays to CS:GO got buried here.

I know a lot of posters here will definitely want to pick up their pitchforks.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Framerate Concerns
6. Re: Mafia III Framerate Concerns Oct 6, 2016, 20:03 Sepharo
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 19:58:
I did not like III, so it does not surprise me that the pc is an afterthought to them.

wat?
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Geoff Keighley on No Man's Sky's Pricing
3. Re: Quoteworthy: Geoff Keighley on No Man's Sky's Pricing Oct 6, 2016, 20:01 Sepharo
 
I actually would have preferred if the game was more sandbox (less game content).
The resource management is what turned me off the game.
I just wanted to fly from planet to planet seeing the stuff the algos generated and maybe a few special things every now and then.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed Oct 6, 2016, 13:44 Sepharo
 
Nothing you just said cleared up the contradictory things you've been saying.

You started this convo complaining that an exception wasn't being made and you ended it complaining that exceptions were being made. You don't see that?

And you continually seem to misunderstand that the refund policy has the possibility of an exception built right in... even when you're breaking it down:

It is inconsistent. Valve informs customers on their refund page, "if the request is made within fourteen days of purchase, and the title has been played for less than two hours." The follow-up sentence, "if you fall outside of the refund rules we’ve described, you can ask for a refund anyway and we’ll take a look." This apparently means if someone tries to get a refund after playing for 70 hours for "bad performance” he or she might actually get a refund. That Valve DID issue refunds for those reasons with that many hours logged is the contention.

Those last 2 sentences there... You acknowledge that the policy says refunds can exist outside of the 2 hour rule as an exception. But then your next sentence oddly capitalizes "DID" as if it was surprising that some exceptions were made. I just don't get it.

But I do understand what seems to be your final point. You don't want any exceptions. That's fine, and like I said earlier, I probably agree. Things are more predictable without exceptions.

You did say "our" word mud. So yes it was partly about me. Smiley face or not, you characterized what I was saying as negative. This has been a long trend with you, a desire to end the convo by framing it this way. Though this was a much more minor example of it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. Re: Op Ed Oct 5, 2016, 17:32 Sepharo
 
word miasma  
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Oct 5, 2016, 17:14 Sepharo
 
This routine of "anyone questioning me is muddying up the forum / being mean" is getting really old man.

You said Valve had "ironclad refusal to honor refund requests" and then yourself linked to honored refund requests...

So you then switched to complaining that it was inconsistent with their refund policy. Whereupon I linked you the refund policy that says exceptions can be made... So it's really not inconsistent with the policy when the policy itself says such exceptions are possible.

But what I really don't understand, is how such exceptions can be seen as a negative by you. It's exactly what you want, is it not? An exception to be made for this game and for you (or those you're advocating for).

I don't mind that you disagree, you can have your opinion. But when someone challenges that opinion and the basis for it, such conversation is not off topic or harassment... and now to pull a page from your book, I don't appreciate my words being described as "word mud".
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Oct 4, 2016, 23:31 Sepharo
 
Occasional exceptions to a refund rule are bad if they don't evolve to become no longer exceptions but the standard. Got it.

It would have been better if Valve and CIG had not made exceptions and just stuck to their rules.

I'm actually going to agree.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Oct 4, 2016, 23:20 Sepharo
 
Yes I read the article. I've also read Valve's refund policy.

"It doesn't matter. Valve will, upon request via help.steampowered.com, issue a refund for any reason, if the request is made within fourteen days of purchase, and the title has been played for less than two hours. There are more details below, but even if you fall outside of the refund rules we’ve described, you can ask for a refund anyway and we’ll take a look."

Too summarize, you're guaranteed a refund if it's made within 2 weeks and with less than 2 hours of play. You are not guaranteed a refund outside of that window, but it is possible.

You of all people should understand such exceptions made on a limited basis.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Oct 4, 2016, 21:43 Sepharo
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 4, 2016, 20:51:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 4, 2016, 20:40:
(regardless of time played)

No it's the same refund policy as any other game...

"within two weeks of purchase and with less than two hours of playtime"

Why should No Man's Sky have a different Steam refund model than any other game on the service?

Because of this, this, this, and this. It led to enough confusion that Valve was forced to add a brief refund policy statement above the Add to Cart button on the NMS Steam page; AFAIK the only game on Steam to have this.

I thought you were saying that they weren't honoring refunds in any circumstances regardless of time played... which would seem to exclude the 2 hour window... which would not be true.

But yes, I know there was some confusion spread by those articles and that's why Valve had to put up the notice. I don't see this as Valve's fault.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Oct 4, 2016, 20:40 Sepharo
 
(regardless of time played)

No it's the same refund policy as any other game...

"within two weeks of purchase and with less than two hours of playtime"

Why should No Man's Sky have a different Steam refund model than any other game on the service?
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
55. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Oct 4, 2016, 01:21 Sepharo
 
What the crap. There's no way I'm reading that.

You clearly called someone a liar because you misunderstood what they were saying.

Square
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
53. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Oct 3, 2016, 13:32 Sepharo
 
NasWulf wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 09:12:
I musta have misunderstood, as it seemed he was spouting more about games with troubled development history's never are released, with which they have.

But i feel my statment still holds merit when it comes to both his titles BC3000 and LoD. As both of those titles had/have troubled development cycles and both didn't deliver on thier promises. So, potato, potato.

No... that makes Derek right not you. No games that promised the moon, went way over schedule, ended up coming out while still delivering on their original promises.

Or I guess you two just agree now.
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
51. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Oct 3, 2016, 00:08 Sepharo
 
NasWulf wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 08:04:
dsmart wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 15:42:
Not one. Not a single one. Ever.

see this is the narcissist habitual liar you are .. hmm lets see, Duke Nuken Forever, Daikatana, Hell, even you're own game Battlecruiser 3000AD had a troubled development cycle (what 5 different publishers, 3 bankruptcies?) and that POS was still released .. So by your logic LoD wont ever come out of early access super secret beta? Oh that's right you moved on to LoD Tactics .. lol ... Fux Tard.

It was in response to this,
Personally I can't think of one that has been released and even came close to delivering on the original promise of the game.

So either you misunderstood (didn't read) or you think DNF, Daikatana, and BC3000 delivered on their original promises.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2016, 12:54 Sepharo
 
It's not too late to stockpile pastrami.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2016, 00:44 Sepharo
 
bigspender wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 20:03:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 13:18:
Retired wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 12:30:
Earth CO2 levels: Have we crossed a point of no return?

Don't need to be a scientist to say yes. Don't see many frogs anymore. Don't see salamanders (haven't seen one for probably 20 years). Killing off of forests. Plastic islands. Oil disasters that never get cleaned up.

I wonder just how many more generations we will go before some major diseases start wiping us out again. I don't think it is far off. In the US, all that has to happen is a cut in our food supply. We are an on demand, just in time food distribution country. More than 96% of the people in the US wouldn't last more than 2 weeks without a grocery store, fast food, or a restaurant.....

When you've lost Bats...

Especially with China and India continuing to build coal plants, we're well and truly fucked. (In balance, China builds a lot of wind, too)

We're moving in the right direction (less driving, less coal & oil usage, more solar and wind building out, etc.) but too slowly.

And that's only 1/2 the equation too - the other 50% or is methane from animal agriculture (which is about 15% of the emissions but, methane holds 25-70 times more heat, so it's calculated to roughly 50% of the warming effect).

That's why China is making it unpopular to eat meat - even hiring James Cameron and Arnie to do PSA: https://vimeo.com/169913909

I don't think it's too late, if we can get most of the world to eat sustainable food, and use green energy and transport over the next few decades and at least stop contributing to the problem, then we'll have a good chance of getting through it. Then of course we need some kind of population control.... Soylent green anyone?

Just saw an article that China is buying up the worlds supply of donkeys. Some African countries have started banning the trade altogether because lack of regulations is starting to cause problems with their local populations.
 
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News Comments > Portal/Half-Life Movie News Nears?
26. Re: Portal/Half-Life Movie News Nears? Sep 29, 2016, 21:55 Sepharo
 
KS wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 14:25:

Member Westworld?

I member!

Member Yul Brynner's face ripping off?

I member!

Member when Half Life first came out, the intro animation?

I member! Too bad you didn't get to drive the spider Cat!

Oooh, the spider Cat!

I member!



Is this to be read in the voice of the member berries? lol
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 4K Trailer
10. Re: Titanfall 2 4K Trailer Sep 28, 2016, 22:38 Sepharo
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 28, 2016, 22:11:
Jackplug wrote on Sep 28, 2016, 19:31:
its a game that allows bunny hopping, all that bouncing around will make the hares on the back of your neck stand up.

That's actually a "feature" of the game that allows fast movement across the map, it's a throwback to skiing in Tribes. You can some skiing action in this clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67siZmYxfwE

Nah it's a throwback to Brink
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Sep 27, 2016, 21:24 Sepharo
 
Love the wizened old man routine being pulled at Blue's

Ain't no youngins here.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
53. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 27, 2016, 04:56 Sepharo
 
Yeah I'm going to snipe one tidbit from your entire post... Sorry but I'm just not all that interested in discussing the rest.

Task wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 21:23:
A Trump or Hillary presidency will inherit Illegal Torture

Torture was stopped under Obama.
Will not be restarted by Clinton.
Is praised and promised to be restarted by Trump.
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
20. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 04:33 Sepharo
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 03:26:
What's really interesting is the only game I played in that entire list is Black & White and it was an epic piece of shit.

Black and White is still one of my favorite games. I can't think of anything else that approaches the level of reward/punish training you could do on your AI pet.

Watching them shit in a field and then cast a rainstorm over it, for the first time all on their own, made the whole thing worth it.
 
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