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Signed On Jun 26, 2003, 17:07
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News Comments > Alganon Plagiarism Follow-up
2. Re: Alganon Plagiarism Follow-up May 10, 2010, 16:35 grudgebearer
 
Given that this is Alganon that we are talking about, I'm left wondering why anyone would care if the press release was plagiarized word for word.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Monthly Fees in Russia
11. Re: StarCraft II Monthly Fees in Russia Apr 13, 2010, 13:48 grudgebearer
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 13, 2010, 12:57:

Kind of like people that don't understand why Africa gets drugs nearly free, subsidized by the prices paid here.

Yes, because paying a bit extra for your pharmaceutical prescriptions so that that poor people in Africa can get theirs cheaper, is analogous to paying higher prices for a game in America so that Valve can sell the same game cheaper in Thailand and still make a profit.

This comment was edited on Apr 13, 2010, 14:57.
 
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News Comments > Derek Smart & Quest Online
14. Re: Derek Smart & Quest Online Mar 11, 2010, 13:04 grudgebearer
 
Blue wrote on Mar 11, 2010, 12:53:

Obviously being able to dialog directly with a developer is not nearly as desirable as one would imagine.

I'm not sure that Derek's posts can really be considered honest "dialogue". Even something as simple as pointing out that screenshots on his website are being blocked by the popular AdBlock plugin, devolves into him telling people that they are too stupid to view his website. Not to mention that any criticism of his design decisions or game mechanics would lead to over-emotional outbursts with no real value.
 
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News Comments > More WAR Servers Closing
7. Re: More WAR Servers Closing Nov 25, 2009, 15:16 grudgebearer
 
I've always been kind of "meh" when it came to Warhammer Fantasy...though I did play the hell out of the clickfests that both Shadow of the Horned Rat I and Dark Omen are...

I really hope that THQ does something good with the 40k mmo that they are working on...

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News Comments > Dawn of War 2 - Chaos Rising Diary
12. Re: Dawn of War 2 - Chaos Rising Diary Nov 16, 2009, 12:06 grudgebearer
 
I own DOW and all of the expansions, and I really, really want to love DOW2, but it just isn't there. The scale just feels wrong, too few members in a unit, and even the largest map still feels tiny and constrained.

 
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News Comments > Naumachia: Space Warfare Q&A
1. Re: Naumachia: Space Warfare Q&A Oct 23, 2009, 19:25 grudgebearer
 
I like the looks of the game, and with the features that are shown on the main page:

Fighter Simulation: Customize fighters of various classes, engage in dogfights and lead AI wingmen.

Tactical Simulation: Command capital ships, give orders to the crew and launch fighter wings.

Fast Multiplayer Action: Up to 16 players.

Rank System: Get access to more advanced hardware and AI units.

Realistic Physics: But immediate controls.

...I'll give it a spin when it is realeased.

Only three guys working on the project as well....
 
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News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
92. Re: 3000AD's Oct 16, 2009, 10:35 grudgebearer
 
To be honest Dr.Derek handles the personal insults rather well, but he saves the majority of his pent up vitriol for anyone who even thinks about questioning his design decisions in his games. Those gamers, reviewers, and grammas who even think about denigrating any aspect of his games are immediately called out as a "cretin", of lower class/caste, imbecilic, or he just tells them that they live in their mother's basement so they'll never be able to understand the concept of his game.

Just look at any review of any of the Battlecruiser, Universal Combat, Galactic Command, or All Aspect Warfare games and they all suffer from the same three major problems:

  • Horrible control scheme that is so overly complicated and unintuitive that it degrades the gaming experience to the point of not being fun.

  • Horrible user interface that actually hinders the player more than facilitates playing the game.

  • Dated graphics that are so poor that when the game is released that they don't stand up to the graphics of games released 3-5 years earlier.

  • *BTW, as much as I hate to admit it, I have first hand knowledge of how bad Battlecruiser and Universal Combat are when it comes to gameplay.

    Derek's response to this has been to keep making games with these same problems, all the while lambasting anyone who points them out.

    "I don't give a rat's ass about casual gamers"
    --Derek Smart

    The problem with that statement is by Derek's standards everyone except the sycophants that hang out on the 3000AD forums and stroke his mighty ego are just casual gamers worth only the most denigration that Dr.Derek can take the time to heap upon them.

    This comment was edited on Oct 16, 2009, 10:42.
     
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    News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
    73. Re: Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's Oct 15, 2009, 22:25 grudgebearer
     
    Insulting Derek personally and insulting his work are not one in the same. Dr.Derek has no problem criticizing other developers all the while churning out rehashed versions of the same buggy piles of over-designed code-shit year after year. Then resorting to denigrating the intelligences or comprehension skills of anyone who points out the failings in his own games.

     
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    News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
    53. Re: Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's Oct 15, 2009, 17:51 grudgebearer
     
    nin

    I challenge any of you haters to go check out the screenies of All Aspect Warrior

    These?
    http://www.3000ad.com/aaw/media/shots/09-08-12/pic008.PNG
    http://www.3000ad.com/aaw/media/shots/09-08-12/pic028.PNG
    http://www.3000ad.com/aaw/media/shots/09-04-17/pic026.PNG
    http://www.3000ad.com/aaw/media/shots/09-04-17/pic031.PNG

    "Derek is a talentless ass clown who couldn't find his ass if his hands were crazy glued to his butt cheeks."


    You know for all the realism that Derek likes to pretend is present in his games, everything is unrealistically clean, and laid out in geometric patterns. There's no dirt on the roads, no chips in the concrete, no soot on the engines; just endless bland or garishly colored polygons and textures in grid patterns as far as the eye can see.

    This comment was edited on Oct 15, 2009, 17:56.
     
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    News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
    50. Re: Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's Oct 15, 2009, 17:38 grudgebearer
     
    dsmart

    Why in the hell is the video playing through Windows Media player?! Use Flash for crying out loud. That actually what Flash is good for. Gees. It takes no time to convert video to FLV then use Flash's built-in video player components.

    Why do you care? Were you planning on camping at the site or are you one of those folks who takes ninety minutes to watch an episode of Sixty Minutes and so you need to keep going back until it all sinks in?

    Fact is, wmv is what I wanted to use. Do you see me asking you to either trade your PC for a Mac or - at best - stop thinking that the world revolves around you when in fact nobody really gives a rats ass what some anon git on a forum thinks? No, that couldn't possibly be it because that would be too obvious.

    Funny thing is there in fact two versions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH77_0-sqXQ&feature=player_embedded

    I chose not to use the Flash YouTube version.


    Translation...Dr.Derek couldn't figure out how to convert the WMV file to Flash. So of course Flash is a piece of shit product that isn't worth his time, and we all know hardcore media enthusiasts all use WMV format. BTW Derek's website is not designed for the casual web surfer, you have to be a hardcore web surfer to really understand the concept of the website much less the content. Anyway, it doesn't matter because you are just a netnerdatard that lives in your mom's closet and trolls forums all day.

    Does that about cover it Derek?
     
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    News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
    28. Re: Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's Oct 15, 2009, 15:06 grudgebearer
     
    NicklePop

    I like Derek Smart, and I like his games.

    They are complex and take some brainpower to learn and play.

    This is sorely lacking in a world of COD4's etc.


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    Derek, is that you or one of the 4 people who live on the 3000AD forums?

    The 'X' series has a complex (and sometimes cumbersome) control scheme. 3000AD games on the other hand are exercises in how user interfaces and gameplay control schemes should not be designed.

     
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    News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
    24. Re: Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's Oct 15, 2009, 14:21 grudgebearer
     
    dsmart
    Thats the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Even from you.

    I take it you don't get out much...but let's have some fun...I'll take the bait...

    This will be the studio’s final game.

    One could argue that you have been remaking the same ones and over again your entire career...

    For over twenty years we have remained on the bleeding edge of the niche space combat category

    This is highly debatable. "Bleeding edge" Derek, seriously? How can you even have a 'bleeding edge' of a niche category?

    spending years developing new technologies and a total of fourteen games in three (Battlecruiser, Universal Combat, Galactic Command) different IP

    See above...

    With a single focused game which we can improve, enhance and support over the years by way of new technologies, assets, gameplay elements etc we can focus on one gaming experience and make it the best that it can be over the years.

    You made 14 iterations of 3 different IPs, so now you are going to ditch the idea of recreating your previous game and packaging it as a new game, and just have a single game that you try to improve over the long term? Aside from changing the names you've pretty much been doing this already.

    Given the fickle nature of the average MMOG player (barring WoW which apparently will never die) why do you think that thousands, hundreds, or tens of gamers will stick with your ever-evolving MMOG any longer than they do with other MMOGs? Or do you just plan on your magnum opus being on the bleeding edge of niche MMOGs instead?

    This comment was edited on Oct 15, 2009, 14:28.
     
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    News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
    18. Re: Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's Oct 15, 2009, 13:40 grudgebearer
     
    As always, going all the way back to Battlecruiser (*shivers*), Dr.Derek's games are brilliant in concept, horrible in execution.

    There is no reason why we should believe that this is going to be any different given his track record.



    This comment was edited on Oct 15, 2009, 13:41.
     
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    News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
    11. Re: Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's Oct 15, 2009, 12:15 grudgebearer
     
    Hasn't Derek Smart stated numerous times on these boards that his games have been immensely successful financially, making him thousands of dollars in profits over the years?

    If 3000AD games have been/are cash cows, why quit making them?
     
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    News Comments > StarCraft II in 2010?
    4. Re: StarCraft II in 2010? Jul 10, 2009, 10:25 grudgebearer
     
    I've got a feeling that when SC2 finally comes out, it is going to feel even more dated than it looks in the pics and vids.

    This comment was edited on Jul 10, 2009, 10:59.
     
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    News Comments > GC - Echo Squad SE & Universal Combat CE Patches
    6. Re: GC - Echo Squad SE & Universal Combat CE Patches Feb 18, 2009, 11:23 grudgebearer
     
    theyarecomingforyou

    Yeah, it's a classic. Absolutely fucking hilarious! I never get tired of seeing it.

    I just read Lowtax's review of Universal Combat again...I really hope that the email at the end is actually from Derek...too funny.
     
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    News Comments > GC - Echo Squad SE & Universal Combat CE Patches
    3. Re: GC - Echo Squad SE & Universal Combat CE Patches Feb 18, 2009, 11:02 grudgebearer
     
    Still one of the funniest videos on YouTube...


    Love me some Desktop Commander

    This comment was edited on Feb 18, 2009, 11:04.
     
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    News Comments > Free Fallout on GameTap & GameTap's Future
    29. GOG Sep 26, 2008, 00:02 grudgebearer
     
    If anyone still has a beta invite send it my way, I've been chomping at the bit to get ahold of the Fallout series and play it on XP, along with several other games that they may have.  
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    News Comments > New Arvoch Conflict
    1. ... Aug 2, 2008, 10:35 grudgebearer
     
    Where's DerkSmart? We need his input on this game.  
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    News Comments > Star Trek Online Revelations
    90. Re: No subject Jul 29, 2008, 11:43 grudgebearer
     
    HellSlayer

    By these standards, who are you to criticize him? At least he has some titles....

    No, your logic is flawed. See I visit these forums as a consumer, Derk visits the forums as a "game developer." There is a big difference between me ragging on a game and Derk ragging on a game.


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