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Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
75. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 17:38 Sepharo
 
You're still missing the point of my comment there. I understand how the Jawas work, that's not the issue. The issue is that they happen to bring the droids to Anakin's son.

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Have you only seen TFA once? There are so many things that you've missed and it really shows when you lay out small context clues and details from ANH that explain the story but can't do the same for TFA even though they're there. You needn't explain to me how the story works in ANH, my earlier bullet points on ANH were not to criticize it specifically but to criticize the manner in which you criticized TFA.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
22. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 17:24 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
15. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 10, 2016, 19:57 Sepharo
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 19:34:
Redmask wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 17:05:
I defeated your childish shit in a single sentence, you're the one playing defense. My views tend to be a bit more nuanced and I don't try to force others to agree with me by painting them all with the same brush.


Complaining that people disagree with you is about 90% of your posts in these topics.

You never did explain why a man writing some of Feminist Frequency's tweets means their founder is 100% discredited, you just complained that this was questioned - "A defense for everything and for everything a defense, I shouldn't be surprised." was your response, yet "people just don't want to listen" was your complaint a couple of days ago. If you had any appreciation of nuance, you wouldn't have consistently misrepresented others views.

The dude he replied to said,"The only reason it`s expected is because "gamers" are a bunch of misogynistic, bigoted assholes."

I don't really care what Redmask has said in previous posts, he's right on calling out that crap here and now.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
10. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 10, 2016, 05:08 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 15:24:
Famed? So if 2 people have heard of you is that what qualifies as "famed" now?

All things outside the Cutterverse are unknown and unworthy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 02:05 Sepharo
 
I only played for a few months at launch, so there wouldn't even be any difference for me. Guess I gotta go pick up cactus apples in durotar  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 20:03 Sepharo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 19:39:
Can one give me a quick list what a vanilla server would be?

WoW at launch right? pre-expansions.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans
34. Re: DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans Apr 9, 2016, 19:45 Sepharo
 
Rockn-Roll wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 12:43:
2. This business plan is Identical to TF2 in every way

No, TF2 does not sell weapons* and maps.

*It sells weapon skin/model replacements.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
71. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 02:20 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 17:25:
- The Jawas capture R2 because they're established as extremely effective scavengers of the Jundland wastes. It's also established there are droid scanners.

You didn't address my actual point on this one. The cheap part is that they bring the droids to the Lars farm where Luke lives, not that they get captured.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
70. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 02:06 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 23:57:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 20:14:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 17:25:
C'mon Seph, really?

Are you under the impression that I can't answer all of your earlier bullet points and more the same way that you've done here?

Be my guest. I'd like to hear.

Look, if you can't see that TFA has multiple structural issues that ANH does not, more power to you. It does, objectively. And that ruins the film for a large number of people. But if they don't prevent you from enjoying the film, cool.

A large number of people


- Rey can fix anything, because the story needs her to.
--She's a scrapper this is established from the first shots in the movie. She's been doing this her whole life, it's her job to know the function and location of parts. Pay attention. Also Anakin was really good with repair and technical stuff as well, was the force helping him with that? Maybe.

- Rey is a master pilot, because the story needs her to be.
--She's a pilot, she's a fan of pilots, she has a rebel pilot helmet... She really didn't fly all that well. She fucking crashed that thing into the ground repeatedly and then, if you pay attention she does these focus/pray faces and flys through wreckage and does a flip and Finn shoots. But even if she is great, so were Anakin and Luke, it's established that the force helps you fly and react.

- Finn helps Poe escape, because the story needs him to (justified, but weakly so).
--This is one of the clearest examples of a character driving the story, as you desire, not sure why it's on your list. Finn is the stormtrooper with a heart, he wants out, Poe is his way out, and he also simultaneously sticks it to the order.

- Maz has Luke's lightsaber, because the story needs her to.
--It's an obvious analog to Obi having Anakin's lightsaber, I'm sure you're mad about that. But Maz is established as a sympathetic character who knows everything going on in the galaxy, especially as it relates to force users and rebels. She might have collected the saber, got it from a member of the church of the force for safe keeping or something. But yes you're right, this one is pretty serendipitous. They'll probably explain it in a later movie or some book or something. But you can always chalk it up the force, the force is certainly what called out from that basement.

- Finn battles Ren, because the story needs him to.
--He battles Ren because Ren chases them after they bomb the base. Having them not fight, having it only be Rey or something would be the writing cop out. Rey and Finn were together and they were ambushed by Kylo, there was a fight. Didn't feel shoehorned to me.

- R2D2 wakes up, because the story needs it to.
--Another one that I'll partially agree with you on. We'll likely find out in the next movie. But I suspect given the literal missing puzzle piece aspect to it, that Luke just told him to hang out until the right time. He wasn't off, he was in hibernation, knew shit was ready to go, and was like, k here's the rest. What's the character-driving-the-story aspect that you want here for R2. Should've had some beep and boops where he explains his motivations? C3PO basically implied he was depressed, just like Luke I suppose.

edit: I have a different R2D2 theory now
Luke actually told him, "Don't let anyone find me, I want to be alone." But R2 disobeyed and took it upon himself to reveal Luke's location to Rey, in that stubborn droid way that he's known so well for. There's true believable character driven story.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 01:18 Sepharo
 
This is good timing since I've been reading Hyperion

I like it. Might be unnecessarily wordy, and I know that's the style, but even then there are some heavy spots.

Also some things come across like too much wordplay. I don't know if it was intentional or not but, for exmaple, all the "tr" words in these few sentences:
Brilliant light rays are transitorily occluded by motionless clouds. A translucent white palette transforms into a dispersion of neon purple, red, and orange, which subtly transfuse, blend and then envelope the sky. Constantly in motion, crepuscular light rays transcend the cloud boundaries, while the neon colors begin to diffuse, dissipate, then fade away.

I get that you're going with human organic descriptors vs cold technical descriptors (right?). But the thing that throws me off is that the technical descriptions are still poetic and even with the italics/regular contrast I'm reading them as the same thoughts... or I'm not seeing one as a stranger's memories vs the narrator. But maybe by this point it would be established well enough that it wouldn't be an issue.

Also I have no idea what I'm talking about.

edit: And "inescapable" is good in the broader context

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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
9. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 8, 2016, 23:44 Sepharo
 
This one isn't about Games right?
If it's a history course and well produced I'm down.
Ada Lovelace is a great and apt choice, actually just saw her journals and exhibit in the London museum in nov.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 8, 2016, 23:39 Sepharo
 
Amazon Prime cycles movies faster than Netflix.
Don't make a big watchlist because they'll be off Prime by the time you get to them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 22:46 Sepharo
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 20:52:
The inescapable light pushes away the surrounding darkness.

The surrounding darkness is pushed away by an inescapable light.

Which phrase sounds better?

Usually "inescapable" is applied to darkness. Though you might be purposefully playing on that by applying it to the light. I think that both constructions, when using "surrounding darkness" and "inescapable light", sort of sound illogical. If the light is inescapable than how is the darkness surrounding? I think I'd go with a different word other than "inescapable" but without the broader context it's hard to say what. Unstoppable, inevitable, incessant (usually neg), penetrating, piercing.

If I'm forced to pick I guess I have to go with the second.

edit: Also the meanings aren't exactly the same the way you have them written there... In the first it's The inescapable light and in the second it's an inescapable light.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Trailer
2. Re: Stellaris Trailer Apr 8, 2016, 20:20 Sepharo
 
Haven't had a chance to watch the full video or really read anything about this game... but skipping through video it seems like a 4X, like GalCiv. Is it not?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
67. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 20:14 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 17:25:
C'mon Seph, really?

Are you under the impression that I can't answer all of your earlier bullet points and more the same way that you've done here?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
60. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 05:45 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 03:10:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 01:56:

It's almost like story drives a movie.

Yes, but story shouldn't also drive the characters. Characters should drive the story.

-R2D2 runs into Jawas and gets taken to the farm that Darth Vader's son lives on, because the story needs him to.
-Obi-wan is on Tatooine, because the story needs him to be
-Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen are burned to a crisp, because the story needs them to be

and on and on
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
58. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 01:56 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 00:54:
BobBob wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:19:
I would like to see a Star Wars story revolving around a scientist or engineer responsible for the space flight technology, light sabers, or droid AI. -- Oh, wait, my bad. Star Wars isn't science fiction.

Hmm... Perhaps a philosopher or theologian deeply discusses the dark and light side; interpreting its impact on life's meaning and the purpose of existence. -- Ah, nope, will confuse the target audience.

How about a Star Wars story about normal person building all those infrastructures or simply living out a day in the life. Showing how the society operates and where it's heading. -- Oh my bad, unless it's a space battle, arena setting, or long drone political speech, the universe doesn't exist in that galaxy far far away.

What's my point?

Star Trek > Star Wars


I like them both for different reasons.

As far as any movie goes, I just want a good believable story. In A New Hope, the story flows from character actions and motivations. It both makes sense to us and adheres to its own internal rules.

The Force Awakens largely flips that on its head: the story is pulling the character strings.
- Rey can fix anything, because the story needs her to.
- Rey is a master pilot, because the story needs her to be.
- Finn helps Poe escape, because the story needs him to (justified, but weakly so).
- Maz has Luke's lightsaber, because the story needs her to.
- Finn battles Ren, because the story needs him to.
- R2D2 wakes up, because the story needs it to.
And on and on. Rey's one-movie arc is basically Luke's three movie arc.

It's almost like story drives a movie.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans
32. Re: DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans Apr 7, 2016, 22:23 Sepharo
 
Hump wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 22:16:
a decent basic MP component included then Ill be ok with it. They can stick the "season pass" and "DLC" up their fat, aging asses

You're not going to get that unfortunately. You're going to step into a game where you haven't unlocked armor yet but everyone else has, regardless of DLC. And if you refuse to buy DLC, your opponents will have the BFG XL and it won't be an unlockable weapon, purchase only (at least initially).
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans
30. Re: DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans Apr 7, 2016, 21:30 Sepharo
 
Hump wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 21:10:
Christ, get ahold of yourselves. Its not 1994 anymore. Companies look for revenue streams. Its not like their locking one out of the content they buy. Theyre offering additional shit that you can either buy......or not.

I know, it sucks but its not like theyre fucking anyone over.

Yes and reputable companies do this in ways that don't hurt their game. Shitty companies do it in the form of community splintering DLC, P2W, unlocks, and just generally terrible decisions. And since this is hardly the wild frontier it used to be, they do this knowingly.

I would have loved for them to do something like what TF2 or CS:GO, or soon Overwatch, does but they went the easy greedy route instead.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2016, 21:24 Sepharo
 
Ant is consistently the only person I ever randomly stumble upon in the internet. His posting and prescense so prolific that it makes the internet seem small.

In a completely different forum, not gaming related, someone links a 3 year old youtube video (also not gaming related) with only 3000 total views... And Ant has a fucking comment on it.

Not the first time this has happened either.
 
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