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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 > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 20, 2016, 17:22 Sepharo
 
Jivaro wrote on Apr 20, 2016, 09:43:
I was all set to cut the cord last year and than a glaring coverage hole appeared in a genre of TV that I am watching 50% of the time the TV is on....sports. I live in an area where using a HD antennae to get the local channels with the major networks won't work. The reception is horrible. I can't believe I am saying this, but the best deal for me if I were to cut the cord would be to get Playstation Vue and pair it up with Netflix and Prime. Maybe Hulu as well, I am not sure. Vue is the only solution that seems to get me access to the local stations with my local sports teams.

The problem with all of that is this all becomes more expensive and 10x more complicated than having Comcast do both my TV and my Internet. Not having access to the sporting events I want to watch, and specifically the local sporting events most commonly shown on the local broadcast channels, is a deal breaker for me. I have to be able to watch the Warriors, Raiders, 49ers, Earthquakes, Bears, Cardinals, etc etc. It is literally 50% of the reason I own a TV. Any solution that doesn't guarantee me the same access I get with Comcast isn't really worth it, even if it's cheaper. Even free TV without sports doesn't mean anything to me.

Reddit will get you HD sports streams that are even better quality than what comes directly from the Cable and Satellite companies. Not sure how it's possible but it's true.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
31. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 20, 2016, 03:48 Sepharo
 
Suppa7 wrote on Apr 20, 2016, 01:03:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 18:11:
I'd like to present you with this week's Most Confusing Reply Award.

Dude said nothing about DRM, and even if he had, your contention that DRM means a game "is essentially F2P" is nonsensical.

No it isn't, if a game is locked down to a back end server and you don't control it, you don't really control the game, you don't have the game in your hands, one part of the game that is needed for the game to work is taken hostage on the other side of the internet.

A game is just software, f2p games are a category label for just software that is broken into two pieces. Overwatch is a piece of software that is broken into two pieces.

They are the same in terms of the game code being split. To put it in words your little brain will understand: Imagine getting a console game where there are two DVD's but one is missing because the corporations didn't give you the whole game, they kept one DVD to themselves to make sure they control the game and the game code and you need to use your dvd and the login screen to login to their server to access the other parts of the game code.

So no you didn't "buy the game", because you and most gamers are computer illiterate. You bought a game that isn't yours and doesn't run entirely on your computer. You did something stupid.

My little brain understands fully. You're conflating DRM with F2P. You're not letting applicability get in the way of your rant.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
27. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 19, 2016, 18:11 Sepharo
 
Suppa7 wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 15:50:
Frijoles wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 09:58:
The changes from the previous beta are night and day. They did a great job on the character progression stuff, although seeing "Shop" next to the loot box concerns me since this game isn't F2P. I'm looking forward to the game.

Uhh it has always online drm in it. Any game that is chained to a back end server is not a game you own. So yes it is essentially f2p in terms of how the software is constructed, just that you were dumb enough to pay for it.

I'd like to present you with this week's Most Confusing Reply Award.

Dude said nothing about DRM, and even if he had, your contention that DRM means a game "is essentially F2P" is nonsensical.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
15. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 19, 2016, 12:21 Sepharo
 
Frijoles wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 09:58:
The changes from the previous beta are night and day. They did a great job on the character progression stuff, although seeing "Shop" next to the loot box concerns me since this game isn't F2P. I'm looking forward to the game.

Its the same as the Valve CS:GO shop. You can just be satisfied with your random drops, trade with other players, or finally you can pay Blizzard for the aesthetic item you want.
 
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News Comments > GameStop's Publishing Division
8. Re: GameStop's Publishing Division Apr 19, 2016, 00:13 Sepharo
 
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News Comments > GameStop's Publishing Division
6. Re: GameStop's Publishing Division Apr 18, 2016, 23:34 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 23:24:
How many years has everyone been bitching about the post Xmas blahs when it comes to the lack of new titles? It would seem Gamestop upper management has an actual gamer on board who said, 'How do we garner more sales? Here's an idea, gang....' I'm simply amazed no one has ever done this before. I would have done something like it long ago if I had the bank to bankroll it.

Yeah I thought it was pretty clever as well.
But to be fair, there are probably other publishers that have done this as well. Just not as publicly plainly stated maybe.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
3. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 18, 2016, 23:21 Sepharo
 
I seriously keep thinking I'm going to play again and then realize I can't. Did it at work today, haven't been excited to get home and play a game in a while.
I guess it works out though, I don't really have the time anyway.

I posted this site in ootb the other day, but it's more appropriate here:
http://www.furiouspaul.com/overwatch/

Really good character guide including who they're weak and strong against and why.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Extended
20. Re: DOOM Open Beta Extended Apr 18, 2016, 04:27 Sepharo
 
I like the two weapon loadout system.

Why?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2016, 01:00 Sepharo
 
I really recommend this site:
http://www.furiouspaul.com/overwatch/

Take a look at the character pages, he goes into great detail on how to use them and then even better provides lists of other characters they're strong and weak against.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2016, 00:05 Sepharo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 16:36:
Bastion - As long as he has ANY team support can hold an entire map objective against the enemy team. It took me about a second to kill any of the support, defense, or attack characters, and maybe 3 seconds to kill a tank. Yes, he is just as squishy, but if you place yourself right forget it. At one point on Rt 66 I was just sitting on the payload cart to make it move, gunning down anyone in view. Self heals ensure I don't die if you can't get me in one good volley.

Just one of the many balancing issues. I get they are doing the whole HotS thing with this too; Some characters are vulnerable to others, but some of them are ridiculous.

That's just bad players. It's very easy to take down Bastion, slow and squishy. Mark him with Zenyatta and he's a giant identified target and gone in seconds.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2016, 14:00 Sepharo
 
Hmm, I felt that it was very balanced.
Could you and Agent go into further detail?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2016, 02:57 Sepharo
 
Man that hit of Overwatch was like crack.
I keep thinking, oh I'm going to go play some more Overwatch.
Then I remember the open weekend is over and this is the 5th time I've done this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2016, 23:04 Sepharo
 
PHJF wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 22:59:
No no no, a record store is surely a building or something where documents and notes and stuff are placed into storage.

The libary?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2016, 22:29 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 22:25:
Query. Record store?

A store is a building that people used to go to purchase retail goods offline.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Apr 16, 2016, 22:11 Sepharo
 
I'm addicted to Dunkey videos Wacko

I seriously watch some of them over and over.
But it's not just watching him stream, or a simple let's play... it's more comedic art and the videos are well edited. Dude is just funny.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Opens
45. Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 16, 2016, 21:16 Sepharo
 
Battleborn has way too much RPG + MOBA mixed in for my tastes.
Overwatch is TF2 with more characters and greater variety/contrast in abilities among those characters... but each character having a base attack, 2 abilities, and an ultimate is enough for me.

Also Battleborn appears to have even more UI clutter and effect shit than Overwatch, which has been a complaint I've heard for Blizzard's title though it doesn't bother me personally... With Battleborn's it looks like it would be too much.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2016, 18:23 Sepharo
 
June 12th already eh?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 16, 2016, 15:03 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 13:56:
Even had your rights violated by a cop? Ever tried to do anything about it? They're out there getting away with murder, literally. Well, once you do, then come talk to me and tell me how "free" you are.
Rolleyes

I have actually, and you're right, there was very little recourse.
I was just genuinely confused by what you were referring to there. None of the pronouns were defined and the article wasn't about the kids who were pepper sprayed but the college where it happened. Your first "they" was UC Davis (I think), your second was, people who had their rights violated.
 
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News Comments > Out of Ammo Early Access
3. Re: Out of Ammo Early Access Apr 16, 2016, 04:49 Sepharo
 
I don't really agree with your general gripe but I had no idea that the Garry's mod guy was the one who did Rust. Learn somethin new everydayz.  
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Opens
40. Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 16, 2016, 04:00 Sepharo
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 03:53:
I love how this site has over two dozen comments for a game most notable for having an ancient lineage.

Can't tell if you think it's a low or high post count.
I think it's terribly low considering the pedigree of the site, but understandable when the game is on the turdy side.
 
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