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Signed On Jun 26, 2003, 17:07
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News Comments > Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Demo Nears
23. Yep... Sep 2, 2007, 00:14 grudgebearer
 
Beady

For a lot of people, this game went from must buy to avoid in the space of two beta's.

Its a huge let-down from the awesomeness that was Enemy Territory.

This is just BF2 with bad weapons, vehicles, sounds and silly mission objectives.

That is pretty much how I feel. I had tons of faith in the SD crew that they would deliver an excellent follow up to Wolf: ET, but the game just fails in so many areas. I think the underlying problem with ET:QW is the engine it self. It just isn't up to snuff when it comes to MP gaming.

The lag is horrible, the hit detection is atrocious, and the controls almost feel like there is about a half second delay when moving and firing. Throw in all kinds of problems with the antilag and there is just too many inherent problems with the game for me to want to deal with.

I had been waiting for this game forever, but the betas have really shown that what was promised and what was delivered are just too far apart.
 
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News Comments > Gold - Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars
81. Re: meh... Aug 31, 2007, 11:56 grudgebearer
 
Wow someone has way too much time on their hands...

But apparently your reading comprehension skills have failed to evolve along with your trolling.

As I said, I had high hopes for this game, but the final product has turned out not to be what Splashdamage had set out to do.

In the end the BF series is still rehashed garbage, ET:QW still has better conceptual MP gameplay than most of the titles coming out, and you're still a trolling retard.

Life goes on.

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News Comments > Gold - Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars
77. Re: meh... Aug 31, 2007, 09:12 grudgebearer
 
They have their work cut out for them. With the fact that the asymmetric teams has caused some some serious balance issues, along with inherent balance issues with the valley map alone, it is going to make for an interesting post-release. I doubt adding VoIP back into the game will even get looked at any time soon.


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News Comments > Gold - Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars
75. meh... Aug 31, 2007, 08:07 grudgebearer
 
Played through both betas... Spongy mouse controls, horrible lag even on servers with low pings, dismal hit detection, poor antilag and netcode in general.

I had a lot of hopes for this game because the SD guys were touting that the game would feel like Wolf:ET in the quake universe, but that just isn't the case. Then you couple the fact that they are having throwing in in game ads while throwing out built-in VoIP, and I see little need to actually purchase this game.


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News Comments > New ETQW Beta Nears
12. Re: No subject Jul 31, 2007, 13:47 grudgebearer
 
Igor
This isn't a Quake game really.. it's an Enemy Territory game. If you played the first Enemy Territory, you'll feel right at home.

I have to disagree with you here. I have played W:ET since the map test, and I still play it today. I have a beta key and I have played quite a few hours in the game, but it doesn't really feel like W:ET in terms of actual gameplay at all. The Doom 3 engine is still clunky as hell even with all of the improvements they have made, and while the netcode was improved in the beta patch it is still pretty rough when it comes to hit detection and antilag.
 
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News Comments > Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Trailer
28. ... Jul 12, 2007, 11:02 grudgebearer
 
I've been waiting for this game forever, and I have been trying to enjoy the testing the beta, but this game has some huge problem in the areas of hitscan and netcode. Lag has been horrible since the beta update, and with a 30 ping playing against other players with similar pings I can point my crosshairs right at an opponent and the bullets still miss half the time. Don't even bother firing without trying to lead 10 feet if they have a higher ping than you do.

The vehicle physics are pretty screwy too. Like when you are on a husky quadbike and you are running full speed at the edge of a small cliff and instead of shooting off of it you ride down the side of the cliff.

Couple all this with the fact that they removed built-in VOIP from the game after spending a solid year touting it as an integral feater, and that according to SD's own MoP there is going to be an average of 15 advertisements per map this game is losing its appeal quicly

I'll reserve my final judgments for the demo, but all-in-all i am quite unimpressed so far.


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News Comments > Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Update
16. Re: No subject Jul 7, 2007, 20:41 grudgebearer
 
unis5000

why are they using PunkBuster for a new beta? are the leet haxors already making aimbots for it?

I actually have the beta, and unfortunately there are some wallhacks and aimbots already available for QW. I haven't made any demos myself yet, but there are a number of threads on the community site where people have posted demos of them.

Hacks in the beta = dead game before release.
 
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News Comments > ETQW Beta for Free Accounts
20. Re: No subject Jun 23, 2007, 21:57 grudgebearer
 
The lack of built in VOIP is going to hurt this game. Yes I know there are 3rd party alternatives, but without it being easily accessible to the majority of the people playing few people are going be able to effectively communicate.

I played about 2.5 hours today, and while there are a ton of improvements needed, especially in the areas of hit detection and weapon damage, the game has potential. It's too bad that they are trying to turn it into a vehicle for advertisements.


This comment was edited on Jun 23, 22:00.
 
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News Comments > ET: QUAKE Wars Beta Tomorrow?
39. Re: No subject Jun 19, 2007, 21:56 grudgebearer
 
Prez

Not into beta's myself, but I'm looking forward to the ET:QW release. As long as it is reasonably stable, bug-free, and doesn't use punkbuster, it's a must-buy for me

You can go ahead and quit looking forward to the release, and start looking at other games. I have the beta client installed right now (no key though), and one of the questions you are asked during installation is if you want to install punkbuster or not.
 
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News Comments > ET: QUAKE Wars Beta Tomorrow?
10. Re: No subject Jun 19, 2007, 12:40 grudgebearer
 
Cutter

Why pay the price of a game for 1 buggy map? If I get in, cool. If not, I can wait. I don't know if I'll even be buying the retail version of this. I can see it just being a rampant cheat/hackfest. That's my overriding concern more thn anything else. Can they keep it cheat free?

No game is completely cheat free; why would you expect this game to be any different?
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Movie
26. Re: No subject Jun 15, 2007, 23:45 grudgebearer
 
Xero

Oh, quiet you nerd. I'm sorry if I'm too hip for you to understand. Go outside and you'll learn some new lingo.

Hmm, nerd, is that a compliment? I spend plenty of time outside, I just avoid you scenester kids like the plague.

It's all about how everything is put together and polish really plays a big role in an RTS. I can't begin to compare the amount of interface control you get with Wc3 compared to let's say AoE3 or C&C 3 Tiberian Wars.

Warcraft 3 is by far the most unbalanced of all of Blizzard's RTS games, and there was no real change in the amount of interface control between starcraft and warcraft 3, and whether or not the control in other games is better or worse than warcraft 3 is a highly debatable topic.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Movie
25. Re: No subject Jun 15, 2007, 23:29 grudgebearer
 
AcidDrone

I'm just not entirely sure what innovations you guys expect in the RTS genre, most things have been done imo.

There is a difference between innovation, change, and revamping the graphics on game and trying to pass it off as a sequel; which is the impression that the available media portrays at the moment.

Granted none of us have played the game, but the videos just look like starcraft with better graphics. While warcraft 3 didn't break any new ground really in the RTS field other than adding heroes, it warcraft 3 doesn't just seem like a reskinned version of warcraft or warcraft 2.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Movie
19. Re: No subject Jun 15, 2007, 20:42 grudgebearer
 
Xero

This game looks sick.

I'm not sure I can take a person seriously when the use the term "sick" in that manner. Maybe a greater understanding of of hip scenester lingo would allow me to look at this game as a game for "hardcore" RTS gamers?
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Movie
12. Re: So bitterly disapointed Jun 15, 2007, 16:09 grudgebearer
 
eunichron

There really is no pleasing the Blue's News crowd. The sequel to the best competitive multiplayer RTS ever, and you guys already hate it without having seen more than 1/4 of the content.

So how many gameplay videos do we have to watch where we see the same gameplay as in Starcraft 1 before we can say the game is just like starcraft 1? I've watched four I believe now, and even the terrain looks like a 3D version of starcraft terrain. So after I watch 4 videos of focusing on the terrans and then 4 on the zerg will that suffice?

I'm not going to give this game a pass because it's blizzard, and I love many of the games they have created, but if you are going to produce a sequel to a game that is very similar in design and appearance to the previous game, then don't release a bunch of content that makes it look like a reskinned version of the old game with a few new units unless you want people to think that it looks like a reskinned version of the previous game.

It doesn't matter any way. This game will sell like mad in South Korea and the rest of Asia so Blizzard could care less about further developing the RTS genre.


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News Comments > StarCraft II Movie
6. Re: *Shrugs* Jun 15, 2007, 13:15 grudgebearer
 
RogerWilco

Its almost the same gameplay as SC with better graphics. Not really interested. The genre has progressed so far with this type of gameplay, and yet, AFAIK, we will be playing the same gameplay model from 5 years ago. Not interested.

I agree. While I loved Starcraft and Broodwars, the RTS genre has improved with games like Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, and Black and White; to the point that a graphically revamped Starcraft with the same old gameplay just isn't really going to cut it for me.

I might get it when it is down to $10 or $20 bucks if it has a good single player storyline.


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News Comments > StarCraft II Movie
4. Re: No subject Jun 15, 2007, 12:20 grudgebearer
 
DanL

Soul Hunter looks like an upgrade to the dragoon.

Nah, the Immortal is the new dragoon
http://www.starcraft2.com/features/protoss/
 
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News Comments > Requital Announced
7. Conan Jun 12, 2007, 08:42 grudgebearer
 
Wow so some guys at Excalibur Publishing got drunk and watched Conan the Barbarian, then woke up with an "awesome" idea for an RPG.

Before you can repay the evil that was done to you and your parents, you must wear a mask of friendship to all those that you meet on your travels. The only way to get the information you need is by offering help to others. You will have to perform a variety of tasks, spend time building up your skills, weapons and armour, as well as training yourself by fighting lesser enemies.

I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think that this statement could be any more vague or mundane when it comes to describing this game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Preview
1. Dur? May 24, 2007, 10:07 grudgebearer
 
As this is going on, Quake Wars appears to be taking on some elements of the Battlefield series by gaining ranks, skills, and specializing over time.

Wow, apparently Jeff Nash didn't start FPS gaming until 2000.
 
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News Comments > Gold - Galactic Command: Echo Squad
17. Re: No subject Mar 21, 2007, 18:17 grudgebearer
 
Likewise so is the implicit sexism in using 'ladies' as an insult; if 'we' were a bunch of over-egotistic, testosterone overdosed people needing to prove our manliness to all and sundry, then maybe it'd be offensive, but otherwise it comes across as some sort of projection.

Looking like this probably makes him feel the need to try to exude "manliness" on internet messageboards as much as possible. Lord knows he looks incapable of doing it in person.


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News Comments > Gold - Galactic Command: Echo Squad
16. Re: DEREK SMART Mar 21, 2007, 18:11 grudgebearer
 
Was your local crack dealer doing a three-for-one today? That must be if you think those shots are.....oh wait, I forgot, I'm supposed to be pissed and all that. Fact is, I'm not. And you're ugly

Wow Derek, hit a nerve or something? Did you work on all the textures yourself? Might want to update to using a a functional pixel shader, then maybe this wouldn't look like it is running on DirectX 7.0
 
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