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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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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Release Window Narrowed
23. Re: Titanfall 2 Release Window Narrowed Jun 2, 2016, 17:48 Sepharo
 
Titanfall 1 was great as a fast-paced high-mobility MP FPS with interesting mechanics (mechs (and their various modes), burn cards, wall-running, AI point fodder, etc)... but they killed it because they did nothing to foster a community. If you're going to go the matchmaking route instead of the private dedicated server route there needs to be a strong competitive aspect in its place and they didn't do that. Then that matchmaking went bad and it started to take way too long to get in a game, that started a death spiral because as less potential players were in the pool the problem got worse.  
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News Comments > Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled
12. Re: Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled Jun 2, 2016, 02:59 Sepharo
 
I kind of agree with the guy. Last week's thread had someone calling the game "rambo with a black guy" and this thread has someone complaining that the lead isn't an "italian guy". It's not exactly tip-toeing. Maybe it's not as widespread as he seems to be implying but it's not like it's non-existent here either.  
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News Comments > Competitive Overwatch Delayed; Balance Changes Discussed
31. Re: Competitive Overwatch Delayed; Balance Changes Discussed Jun 1, 2016, 21:35 Sepharo
 
theglaze wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 13:35:
Yifes wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 12:51:
theglaze wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 11:32:
I may consider it when they put in a ranking system for competitive play, not because I'm a hardcore fragger, but because there is a horde of Blizzard fans that only know casual gameplay and are newbs with first-person-shooter dynamics, team tactics, and teamwork via voice comm.

Maybe for consoles, but most PC players would have played some sort of team based shooter like TF2 or CS.

Also, given how matchmaking is skill based, consistently being matched with players who "only know casual gameplay and are newbs with first-person-shooter dynamics" would mean you're just as bad as they are.

I only played the open beta and was paired against opponents that were lvl 20 when I was lvl 3. It was 6 straight matches even with re-queues. Didn't seem like intelligent match making that used skill, level, or overall play time...but hey it was just the beta.


Profile level has nothing to do with the skill level that's used in matchmaking. You may just being using it as a general clue to what their skill level might be but that's usually a mistake. People can play the game all day and still be terrible.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Announcement
33. Re: Overwatch Launch Announcement May 25, 2016, 04:07 Sepharo
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 25, 2016, 03:30:
4D-Boxing wrote on May 24, 2016, 13:03:
Rhialto wrote on May 24, 2016, 12:35:
I'm not...

Me neither. Waiting to hear feedback from PC gamers about the maychmsking. Smooth or is it laggy like other games that forgo sever browsers for peer to peer lovin

Yeah, this kind of shit is beyond fucking annoying. Another reason to avoid this game, which is a shame since the gameplay is polished and mostly e-sports oriented. But seriously, no server browsers, no dedicated servers? In a (NOT F2P) Multiplayer only game?? Huge fuck you to PC users right there. How the hell is anyone going to GET GUD when they can't pick low ping servers to play on?

Seems like no one wants to invest into server architecture anymore because fuck you, billions of dollars aren't enough. Depressing shit...

They are dedicated servers, just not private dedicated servers. This is a huge difference from the nightmare of peer hosted (not dedicated) servers that various incarnations of Call of Duty and other primarily console MP games had unleashed in years past. You won't have to worry about "host migration" when player #1 disconnects.

And while there is no server browser, you can make a custom game and invite players to that. So stuff like private games, scrimmages, clan matches, are easy to setup and with rule modifications.

But yes a mixture of automatic matchmaking and a server browser (community servers) would be best like Valve does with CS:GO. Then again, with the game only being 6-6 and absolutely requiring a full server... persistent dedicated community servers might not make much sense.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Adds Alani, Introduces Pendles
8. Re: Battleborn Adds Alani, Introduces Pendles May 25, 2016, 04:03 Sepharo
 
Wetworks wrote on May 25, 2016, 03:54:
Sepharo wrote on May 25, 2016, 01:48:
Wetworks wrote on May 24, 2016, 22:12:
Overwatch is fun in short bursts, but like bubblegum the lack of progression and complexity leaves me sated after a few matches.

You're using the word "sated" wrong.
Just trying to be helpful. I normally wouldn't point out something like this but you've got it completely opposite there and if you're doing this often that could be really confusing for the reader

Actually I used it correctly. After a few matches of Overwatch I am sated, meaning that I am full and satisfied and no longer have any desire to play the game. Like chewing bubble gum, it was fun for a few minutes but then I have my fill and spit it out. Another way of saying it is that Overwatch imo is a bit simplistic so it is easier to get everything I want out of it and I have no real desire for more.

Ah I get you now. It's not often that someone talks about the lack of something and then follows that up with feeling sated.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: aol lasik May 25, 2016, 02:11 Sepharo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 25, 2016, 01:54:
1% ?

http://www.lasikcomplications.com/nightvision.htm

March 2014
An alarming 19.1% of patients enrolled in an FDA clinical trial for LASIK using the latest technology reported worse or significantly worse "night driving difficulty" six months after surgery.

I have to believe a significant amount of that is introduced through bias. I was told repeatedly before my surgery that I might have worse vision when driving at night. It's not great, but as far as I can recall it wasn't great before the surgery either. Driving in the dark with contrasting blinding headlights oncoming is bad for anyone I'd imagine. So when the docs keep telling everyone that they're night driving is going to suffer they can't help but notice how bad it is and chalk it up to the surgery whether it was at fault or not. That's my theory at least.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Adds Alani, Introduces Pendles
6. Re: Battleborn Adds Alani, Introduces Pendles May 25, 2016, 01:48 Sepharo
 
Wetworks wrote on May 24, 2016, 22:12:
Overwatch is fun in short bursts, but like bubblegum the lack of progression and complexity leaves me sated after a few matches.

You're using the word "sated" wrong.
Just trying to be helpful. I normally wouldn't point out something like this but you've got it completely opposite there and if you're doing this often that could be really confusing for the reader
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Announcement
29. Re: Overwatch Launch Announcement May 24, 2016, 18:58 Sepharo
 
4D-Boxing wrote on May 24, 2016, 18:23:
Omni wrote on May 24, 2016, 18:04:
We think shooter veterans and anyone new to the genre will find that Overwatch is an absolute blast to play.

As a Quake veteran I find Overwatch boring as fuck.

I'm slowly starting to accept that quake/UT visceral action has become a niche within a niche within a niche.

I miss the UT rocket dance, me and my flack running directly into fire but, moving smartly to get to the guy and flack buh bye. CTF think & develop a strategy fast and implement it even faster ah the memories. On that note, time for some UT beta fun before supper.

I really wanted the new Doom MP to compete with the new UT beta MP. Sucks that that wasn't the case. Doom took too much from today's MP FPS with loadouts, unlockables, progression, etc.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Details
19. Re: Overwatch Launch Details May 24, 2016, 11:25 Sepharo
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on May 24, 2016, 11:20:
You've managed to post here for 6 years and not realize that this Get a clue man, and try a better argument than telling old school MP FPS players that they're impressed because they're naive, it's literally the opposite.

You must not play many games. A typical Blizzard fan boy. Drink the Kool Aid and not realize that this game is not revolutionary AT ALL.

Battleborn 2 X times the content by the way.. and better characters


Last Blizzard game played was original WoW for a little longer than a month in 2004... So no on the fanboy account. Lol I play/have played a lot of games. Uh, you can read my history of posts here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2016, 03:46 Sepharo
 
Hah that's the first time in these 10+ years, or whatever it has been, that I've seen him explain himself. You're slippin captain, no need to explain.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Launches
8. Re: Overwatch Launches May 24, 2016, 03:26 Sepharo
 
I agree with most of your criticisms, especially the tick rate that causes lag shots from snipers when you've already made it to cover. The day 1 matchmaking is going to be obnoxious but the only way around that was not resetting beta progress, and even then you'll still run into issues simply because most people have yet to be sorted. If it's any consolation I found the matchmaking to be really good towards the ends of each beta run.

What I don't agree with is the idea of "broken combos", everything has a counter. I'd be interested to hear what you consider to be a broken combo. And as a Zenyatta main, I vehemently disagree with the notion that the developers don't want you to play support. Since you didn't give any details there I'm not sure what you even mean. Healing is very important, Lucio's speed is important, Zenyatta's 50% DMG curse is important, Mercy's revive, Zenyatta's super strong heal bubble ult. Awards are given for healing dealt out at the end of the round. You get elimination assists on guys you're healing. I think they've gone out of their way to make sure healing is rewarded and intuitive for the win.

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Details
15. Re: Overwatch Launch Details May 24, 2016, 02:24 Sepharo
 
Brumbek wrote on May 24, 2016, 00:38:
If you're 13 years old and this is your first FPS, then you might find it amazing and unique. If you're experienced with team-based FPS games (Return to Wolf, Battlefields, CoD Domination, TF, TF2, CS...), Overwatch adds nothing new apart from cool art stuff.

You've managed to post here for 6 years and not realize that this argument has no merit at all? I'm 30 and I'm considered young here. I've played the shit out of all of those games and they are some of my favorites within my favorite genre. I don't give a shit about the Overwatch art, it has some of the best gameplay in MP FPS ever. It's literally hero focused, if you can't see that and think they're just for being "cool" with cosmetic differences or something then you fundamentally misunderstand the game and it's no wonder you're boiling it down to "well payload has been done before". Get a clue man, and try a better argument than telling old school MP FPS players that they're impressed because they're naive, it's literally the opposite.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Details
12. Re: Overwatch Launch Details May 23, 2016, 23:19 Sepharo
 
Brumbek wrote on May 23, 2016, 23:06:
Overwatch's Payload mode has been done for YEARS and is STALE.

You should have said that then. Made it seem like your complaint was how similar it was to TF2 and not that you just don't like team/class based MP

Brumbek wrote on May 23, 2016, 23:06:
So what if they have shiny and cool characters? The GAMEPLAY is what matters.

The characters and their abilities are the essentially the new gameplay feature. You're focused on the mode (like zeroing in on deathmatch when games with deathmatch distinguish themselves by more than just that mode) instead of the rest of the game. It's like you're just realizing what a "genre" is and are suddenly mad about it.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Details
10. Re: Overwatch Launch Details May 23, 2016, 22:55 Sepharo
 
TF2 did not launch with the payload mode. That was a later edition and they copied it from Wolf:ET.  
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News Comments > Gilbert to Disney on Monkey Island Rights: "Call Me"
24. Re: Gilbert to Disney on Monkey Island Rights: May 23, 2016, 22:37 Sepharo
 
Now that's how you resurrect a thread.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2016, 02:11 Sepharo
 
Kxmode wrote on May 21, 2016, 16:33:
Sepharo wrote on May 18, 2016, 21:37:
I randomly decided to watch the first Addams Family movie the other day. I don't think I had seen it since I was in the single digits. It's still a pretty fun movie that holds up. The acting, setting, script, all on point.

Is that one where Wednesday and Pugsley do that bloody play?

Haha yes, I had forgotten about that and it was awesome.
 
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News Comments > Talos Principle 2 Revealed
9. Re: Talos Principle 2 Revealed May 21, 2016, 12:29 Sepharo
 
Kajetan wrote on May 21, 2016, 08:00:
The gameplay was decent, but i hated the savegame system. When dealing with more complex puzzles you couldnt save your progress so far with this puzzle (real life often has the tendency to interfer with my gaming time), you always had to start the puzzle all effin over again.

Didnt finished it, stopped after half of the game, tired of this save behaviour.

All of the puzzles are very short and restarting them is something that needs to be done frequently as you're figuring them out. This is a really odd complaint.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2016, 19:05 Sepharo
 
Blue you didn't prepare for the VR?

I had the laser eye surgery 4 years ago (or whenever it was) to be ready. Hate contacts
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2016, 16:40 Sepharo
 
descender wrote on May 20, 2016, 15:36:
I'm happy for you that your job is so simple and lacking in responsibility that your boss doesn't care what type of person does it. Sounds like a great business model! /s

You are going to great lengths to avoid the actual topic at hand... what a waste of time this was. No one cares about your company or your particular situation. How many times does it have to be brought up that testing generic office drones is not being discussed here by anyone but you? How many more times can you ignore the very real reasons why employing someone at risk of being thrown in jail at any random moment is a bad idea?

Where is the outrage at background checks? How is that any more or less of an invasion of your privacy? It seems you only very specifically care about you, your job and your drug situation. That's fine but admit that up front, don't try to play it off as if drug tests are "insulting" in any way. If anything, your expectation of employment with no strings attached is the most entitled and insulting thing in this entire thread.

I think you're trying to make my point larger than it is.
This is my personal opinion. You're not going to change it. There's nothing to prove wrong here.

But lacking responsibility? No it's the opposite. We're expected to be professionals here, we have autonomy in our solutions, we work directly with customers, anyone can contribute and are treated with respect.

The only reason my own company has come up is because it's an example of an office that doesn't drug test its employees. It's a tangent to show that it's possible and something that exists out there in the world. I believe that employees that are treated with respect will give it back in return and I see that everyday.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2016, 14:50 Sepharo
 
HoSpanky wrote on May 20, 2016, 14:34:
Wait until one of your coworkers claims 50 hours of overtime when no one's seen him for weeks.

There is no overtime, so that's not an issue here. But even if there was, if someone was found to be abusing it they would be fired.

As far as all this weird hypothetical stuff in the rest of your post... I don't have to deal in hypotheticals. I'm describing the reality of the company I work for. We're salaried professionals here with lots of autonomy. I came in at 2PM today, I'll probably leave at 8, and then I'll put another 2-4 hours in back at home after dinner.

You guys work with scumbags I guess and apparently that means I'm not allowed to think that drug testing office employees is insulting. I guess you can have that. I'll continue only working at places without scumbags I guess where the employers respect their employees. If we have a scumbag here we'd fire them I suppose, not impinge on the rest of the workforce.
 
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