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News Comments > Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sells 1M
7. Re: Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sells 1M Apr 12, 2018, 16:05 grudgebearer
 
Tumbler wrote on Apr 12, 2018, 15:17:
Was there any news on why this started out at 29.99? Hitting 1 million sales seems like a big deal, I don't remember much about the original and didn't know they were making a sequel...

And how come Warhammer keeps getting kick ass games but Warhammer 40k keeps missing the mark? Can we start asking companies that put out good Warhammer games to follow up with a 40k add on or something?

Getting really fucking jealous over here.

FFS, even blood bowl is more fun than most 40k games I've tried lately.

Warhammer Fantasy, as an IP, is not nearly as lucrative as 40k. GW is paranoid that any good 40k games take away sales from their over-priced miniature and rule-book racket.

It's pure insanity on their part, but they are greedy bastards that would literally burn the property to the ground before they'd risk losing 1% of their profit margin.
 
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News Comments > Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics This Year
2. Re: Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics This Year Mar 7, 2018, 15:00 grudgebearer
 
Funded on March 5th, barely any assets and zero actual gameplay to show, but they are going to release by the end of 2018?

I'll take the over on that bet.
 
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News Comments > Jess Cliffe Arrest Details
56. Re: Jess Cliffe Arrest Details Feb 5, 2018, 17:21 grudgebearer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2018, 19:35:

I get that, but to not count intent at all ever is just stupid. Rape is not strict liability, but stat rape is? You could set a high bar to be sure and catch actual pedos, but to nail someone with a felony who thought they were committing a misdemeanor is cruel and unusual punishment.

And don't start with "children are incapable of making decisions." The government tries children as adults all the time. It's just not right to put 100% of the onus on the adult in a case like this.

One of the most screwed up parts of our justice system, is that we will try a 12-year-old as an adult in a murder case, but charge a 16-year-old with statutory rape because he had sex with a 15-year-old.

So how is it that you are mature enough to understand murder at 12, but not be mature enough to understand consensual sex at 15?

If Jess Cliffe asked this girl if she was 18 and she said no, and he continued to engage in sexual relations with her, fine charge him, but I find it hard to consider her a "victim" of anything other than her own choices considering she fraudulently accessed a webpage intended for adult use.

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News Comments > More on PUBG Versus Cheaters
16. Re: More on PUBG Versus Cheaters Feb 4, 2018, 11:20 grudgebearer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 03:22:
Then the whine about lag, rubber banding and so on. Dude gets jobbed and they don't think it is possible. Cheater! This is as old as multiplayer gaming itself. That is the hard part of watching streams, the commentators cry lag whenever something goes wrong, seen or unseen. What I've noticed those guys usually are very average at best players.

The only difference is that in PUBG the netcode really is so horrendous, that the myriad of Asian players on your server are desyncing to the point that it's comical, and throw in the blatant and rampant cheating in literally every game, and then you can start to understand the constant level of frustration.

The only upside to a PUBG update, is that for about 30 hours afterwards the Chinese don't invade the NA and EU servers until their cheats are updated to the new versions that work with the game.
 
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?
57. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 16:31 grudgebearer
 
If this does end up in court, it's going to be interesting to see how the courts delineate between a person just streaming the game, and a person streaming the game and adding their own commentary.

Who gets to decide whether viewers are watching Grandpa Play PUBG, because they want to watch the game being played, or because they like Grandpa's commentary?

My guess is that if it comes down to it, the courts will let this ride under fair use, as not doing so opens up a can of worms in terms of fair use in other mediums outside of game streaming.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire in April; Preorders Begin
3. Re: Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire in April; Preorders Begin Jan 26, 2018, 01:03 grudgebearer
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 22:58:
Looking forward to this. The setting of the first game was a bit pedestrian. This one looks a lot more interesting.

Couldn't bring myself to finish the first one. I maxed out leveling 3/4 of the way through, and the lackluster combat, and 'meh' loot just became tedious.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Loot Crate Plans
4. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Loot Crate Plans Jan 24, 2018, 11:48 grudgebearer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 11:19:
I think a big way of reducing this sort of scheisse would be for the government to mandate that the prices for these things have to be listed in dollars and cents, no "credits" or whatever they want to call it to disguise the fact that you're spending real money. It's no different from casinos where you have to use their tokens or pay cards. Anything to keep from reminding you you're spending actual real money.

They won't do that, because then it would effectively be gambling.

You give me $3.25, and you get a randomized chance to "win" one of these items. Couple that with the market on these items can get insane, with rare items going for hundreds of dollars, and you'd have state agencies from commerce to law enforcement looking to either classify it as gambling and stop it outright, or tax it into oblivion.
 
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News Comments > Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 Announced
2. Re: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 Announced Jan 24, 2018, 11:45 grudgebearer
 
Wow...not sure how the first one warranted a sequel. Gameplay was horrendous IMHO.  
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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
45. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 17, 2018, 22:52 grudgebearer
 
Red886 wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 00:41:
great
cant wait for this fad to die off
players should spend their money and time elsewhere

You don't like the game, so no one else should play it?

Sound logic Cletus.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Story Trailer
3. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Story Trailer Jan 15, 2018, 12:39 grudgebearer
 
Why make an ARPG out of the 40k Inquisitor IP?

I'd give my left eye, Odin-style, for a 40k game where I got to play an Inquisitor, build a team and go on missions to purge the heretic and xenos filth in tactical-RPG fashion.

GW's too stupid for that though...
 
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News Comments > PUBG Testing New Crates
4. Re: PUBG Testing New Crates Jan 9, 2018, 11:50 grudgebearer
 
Cosmetic item crates in PUBG are stupid anyway.

Literally as soon as you drop into a map, as you are running around looking for a pistol in a 3 story apartment building, and while you only find a crossbow, there are 8 pairs of pants laying on the ground in lieu of other weapons, which due to the crappy netcode you actually pick up when you resign yourself to using the crossbow and the ammo is laying on said pants, dropping your swanky crate-pants for some white camo pants that clash with your dirty wife-beater. Uh oh, now you've got a clashing outfit that you are going to die in!!!!

If you are playing PUBG because you like grinding and opening crates, you are doing it wrong, and there are other games that will more effectively cater to your crate fetish.
 
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News Comments > Iron Harvest 1920+ Trailers
7. Re: Iron Harvest 1920+ Trailers Jan 2, 2018, 12:43 grudgebearer
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 02:15:
Based on some info, I am skeptical their engine is what they claim to be, and there is some question about some of the assets origin.

What info would that be?
 
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News Comments > BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG
37. Re: BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG Dec 29, 2017, 22:48 grudgebearer
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 02:58:
My squad has been winning a bunch lately.
I got my first solo win last week.
On another forum I have friends posting win screenshots daily.
I only encountered an obvious cheater once in the 166 hours and it was a month or so ago.

But I also play at weird times so maybe it's not lining up with either U.S. or Chinese prime times.

You won't see the Chinese cheaters/farmers/scripters in team matches. The BP/game ratio isn't worth it for the time involved. You can just put 4 Chinese farmer accounts in solo, and net much more BP/hour than splitting it in the squad matches.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Passes 3M CCUs
14. Re: PUBG Passes 3M CCUs Dec 29, 2017, 17:24 grudgebearer
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 16:00:
What really sucks is now every game here on out will have to be battle royale.

Not a fan.

I don't think 'every' game will be a battle royal, but PUBG has highlighted the fact that there is a market for it. Even without the farming and cheating accounts from China, the numbers are still impressive for a game that has as many problems as it does in its current state.

In the next two years, some other dev will make a better version and PUBG will end up a victim of its own success in the long run.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf - Saga of the Great Awakening
7. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf - Saga of the Great Awakening Dec 13, 2017, 14:00 grudgebearer
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 12:59:
grudgebearer wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 12:47:
Games Workshop could literally make hundreds of millions of dollars licensing the 40k IP to successful developers, but they are so paranoid about impacting their over-priced miniature sales, that the only license it to shovelware devs.

Exactly. They should sell the license to EA and make millions selling pay2win dlc... Right?

Right...because EA is the only option for non-shovelware game development.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf - Saga of the Great Awakening
2. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf - Saga of the Great Awakening Dec 13, 2017, 12:47 grudgebearer
 
Games Workshop could literally make hundreds of millions of dollars licensing the 40k IP to successful developers, but they are so paranoid about impacting their over-priced miniature sales, that the only license it to shovelware devs.  
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News Comments > Obsidian Tease
13. Re: Obsidian Tease Nov 9, 2017, 14:16 grudgebearer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 12:48:
grudgebearer wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:38:
I wanted to like Pillars of Eternity, but the it just couldn't hold my attention. The characters and the story were 'Ok' in the generic fantasy book type way, but the combat/gear setup drove me insane.

I'm about 80% through the vanilla game, my characters are maxed out, I have two floors of the keep dungeon left, and I've only completed one of the companion backstory quests.

Haven't picked up Tyranny, was waiting for 75% off or greater.

You will probably end up liking Tyranny more, honestly, if that's your feelings on PoEt. Tyranny definitely has better writing and much more memorable characters, excellent magic system, if a bit simplified in the combat due to the smaller party setup. Max out your LORE stat at all times, every character. Lore is insanely important in Tyranny for casting.

Tyranny is also a lot shorter game, definitely a tighter focus, deliberately on Obsidian's part. The gear situation in Tyranny is... slightly better than PoEt? I don't know what in particular you didn't like in Pillars about the gear, aside from probably the grinding requirements on Soulbound weapons, but Tyranny's gear is pretty straight forward, with a lot better options for crafting exactly what you want.

It doesn't matter much now, since both games have been patched a ton, but Tyranny was also remarkbly almost bug free on release day, pretty much unheard of for Obsidian.


Another Alpha Protocol game would be awesome; I loved that in spite of the bugs back in the day, but I would put money on them making Tyranny 2. Their Tyranny team and engine is ready to go, although I HOPE and assume they will bump the party up to 5, on par with PoEt 2. The Tyranny universe has a ton of story material available for a sequel.

Gear was forgettable and other than having something, there was no reason to chase down a recipe or a save up money for to buy anything. My fighter was using the same weapon from level 5 when I maxed him out at 9, and hadn't swapped out armor in forever either. Most of my party ended up that way if I recall. The uniques in most cases weren't even as powerful as basic enchantments.
 
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News Comments > Obsidian Tease
4. Re: Obsidian Tease Nov 9, 2017, 11:38 grudgebearer
 
I wanted to like Pillars of Eternity, but the it just couldn't hold my attention. The characters and the story were 'Ok' in the generic fantasy book type way, but the combat/gear setup drove me insane.

I'm about 80% through the vanilla game, my characters are maxed out, I have two floors of the keep dungeon left, and I've only completed one of the companion backstory quests.

Haven't picked up Tyranny, was waiting for 75% off or greater.
 
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News Comments > $45K Star Citizen Refund?
43. Re: $45K Star Citizen Refund? Sep 14, 2017, 16:17 grudgebearer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 15:56:
Yeah, we haven't even seen a trailer for SQ 42. Seems odd given that the voice work was all done two years ago as well as that first level. Two years should be enough time to get that campaign mostly complete.

I never did play WC4. Maybe I'll play that over the weekend.

Hasn't SQ42 now shifted from a space flight sim like wing commander, to some sort of pseudo-fps with some ship-to-ship combat?
 
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News Comments > $45K Star Citizen Refund?
29. Re: $45K Star Citizen Refund? Sep 14, 2017, 12:46 grudgebearer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 12:30:
Sorry I can't get past the whole "spending $45k on a game" part to even think about the legitimacy of the refund claim. Mobile app developers would love to have this whale/person(s?).

While I think it's pure insanity, the number isn't that much if it is split up amongst an entire clan. Let's say 25 people, $1,800 a piece. I wouldn't buy into it, but there are are a fair amount of SC backers with that much or more invested in the game.
 
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