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Re: Audigy 4 - Poor drivers/support
Nov 9, 2004, 03:19
Re: Audigy 4 - Poor drivers/support Nov 9, 2004, 03:19
Nov 9, 2004, 03:19
Creative drivers are terrible, so is their support.

I mean WTF kinda company forces you to install the original drivers, before you can install the lastest release. And they rarely update them as well. EAX game support is flaky at best. Doom is a good example that game devs don't need Creative (Just lawyers apparently, ie their patent nonsense.)

This comment was edited on Nov 9, 03:21.
Fanboy blubberings
Oct 2, 2004, 02:50
Fanboy blubberings Oct 2, 2004, 02:50
Oct 2, 2004, 02:50
I'm really going to miss reading the fanboys squealy little emails once HL2 comes out. You guys are as bad as little girls fawning over boy bands.

Too funny.

This comment was edited on Oct 2, 02:52.
11 cap whore friendly maps?!
Sep 30, 2004, 01:39
11 cap whore friendly maps?! Sep 30, 2004, 01:39
Sep 30, 2004, 01:39
What irritates me about the de-evolving of Tribes. Is the panderage to the cap whore. Note: there's only one flag to cap so everyone can't have they're "Look at me...Look at me" moment. Thing I loved about T1 was protecting the base, turning up the sound listening for noobs who neglect to unselected their spinfusor. (Sound hints yet another thing devs have seem to have forgotten, guess they cut too much into twichies' fps)

T:V is a defender's nightmare, flags sitting out there like a hooker selling her wares, cap whores skiing in and snagging the flag before turrets even wake up. It's quite draining. Defenders are effectively relegated to chasing the carrier, which is almost pointless if they have a good route, this is due to the tiny maps.

I know the twitchers will come flapping, but I have three words for them; "Desert of Death". It always amazed me how unpopular that map was, I suspect it was due to the fact that it allowed the defenders to twitch too. Nothing a twitcher hates more then balance.

Oh well, I guess I'll wait for it to hit the bargain bin, 11 maps is an insult, since the devs were implying on the VUGame's T:V board about the release having a lot more maps, 7 more, whoa guys pace yourselves now. Also, since I wasted money buying SW:Battlefront(buggy, weak, POS, wanna be 1942) so I'll be a little less impulsive this time around.

This comment was edited on Sep 30, 01:41.
Re: Hehe
Sep 25, 2004, 01:53
Re: Hehe Sep 25, 2004, 01:53
Sep 25, 2004, 01:53
Obviously WaltC likes the kool-aid.

Ever hear of abandonware. I'd prefer a physical copy of what I purchase, rather then foolishly placing my faith that closed system will always be there. (However, since Steam is a requirement to HL2, I'll just skip it, maybe if curiosity takes over I'll borrow a friend's copy to check out the SP mode, but I doubt occur.)

Perhaps your unfamiliar with the planned HL2 sku for a monthly Steam subscription.

How about having to deal with worthless Steam on lan games.

How about just bitorrenting the iso + cd-key + punk-buster, + gamespy3d and remove the bloated nonsense that is steam.

I don't like greedy publishers either but if you sign a contract then try to worm your way out that's pretty greedy too. Besides it's not like Valve is any less greedy.

Do you really think if they could sell it via Steam exclusively they wouldn't rape customers for 49.95.

Cap twitch cha cha cha
Sep 18, 2004, 07:42
Cap twitch cha cha cha Sep 18, 2004, 07:42
Sep 18, 2004, 07:42
T1 > T2 > Tv

Why? The never ending panderage to the cappers. Screw the cappers. Guess what math challenged people, there's only one flag to cap.

Defending may be easier, with auto-repair, however the base can be raped by a light with appropriate disc/grenade usage.

Obscenely large mines are a joke, still manage to whack the occasional uber-twitcher that is too flag obsessed to clear the flag stand, which is more sad then fun.

NO auto defenses = lazy devs, AI code is too pedantic apparently. Skiing is even more obscene, makes flag chasing a pain if you attempt to do anything else, ie defend/repair/kill a incoming raper.

Can't tell you how many times I've been a lone defender, and you really gotta love seeing:
Imperial Flag Taken...15 seconds later
Imperial Flag Dropped... 3 seconds later
Imperial Flag Returned ... 2 Seconds later
Imperial Flag Taken!?

Perish the thought that the flag whore waiting on that flag consider covering the flag carrier, oh wait that might detract from the "Look at me, Look at me" mode the he's in.

Maps where a single ski master can dominate, get old really quick.

And if that's wasn't enough, the damn Mute doesn't work and when they do fix it, text spam will most likely not be Muted. Guess I'll have to wait for a Squelch mod. (doh!)

BTW, Favorite Tribes map Desert of Death. Just the right amount of twitch, and flag wasn't sitting out there like a hooker selling her wares.

This comment was edited on Sep 18, 07:46.
Flag Whores
Sep 9, 2004, 02:46
Flag Whores Sep 9, 2004, 02:46
Sep 9, 2004, 02:46
Not one map is designed to make capping difficult. Any noob can cap. No auto defenses, flags sitting out there like a hooker selling her wares. This was the main reason I stopped playing Tribes2. They make it way too easy for the glory hounds.

Another gripe mute means mute (ie I don't want to hear or see their flappings)

Re: Console Games
Aug 28, 2004, 01:33
Re: Console Games Aug 28, 2004, 01:33
Aug 28, 2004, 01:33
PC fanboys. please next time you want to vomit your ignorance use your holy console to post your sheep like flappings.

Consoles are closed, proprietary, exclusionary, trite nonsense. I was tolerant to their existence until Lucasarts, Obi-Wan fiasco. I was looking forward to the glyph/gesture solution, that went out the window when it went console, and the inevitable dumbing down for the twitchers.

Perhaps if console manufactures would stop wasting money paying developers/publishers not to make the wares available on multiple platforms, the environment would not be so adversial.

Re: System Shock vs Doom (insult to doom
Aug 25, 2004, 03:16
Re: System Shock vs Doom (insult to doom Aug 25, 2004, 03:16
Aug 25, 2004, 03:16
"Additionally, you do not need to authenticate if you're not going online."

Until you need a patch.

"Do you actually have a complaint about VAC, or are you trying to make your list of complaints look bigger than it is? Personally, I think all games should come with built in cheat detection."

Punkbuster = AntiCheat plugin

"2. Sharing bandwidth? What the hell are you talking about? Steam is one way.. Download only, no uploading at all"
(Mods haven't disapeared the threat so either it's accurate or their slacking)

""As for HL2 sales, I won't make predictions, but for me; HL2 + Steam = NO SALE. Steam + Subscription = Fool + Money."

Sad that I know more then the average fanboy. Read up on the 3 skus available for HL2.

System Shock vs Doom (insult to doom3)
Aug 25, 2004, 02:39
System Shock vs Doom (insult to doom3) Aug 25, 2004, 02:39
Aug 25, 2004, 02:39
<rant style="type:foaming; Title="You May need a Towel">

Are you kidding me, that game was an insult to the original System Shock. Bet you think Deus Ex 2 was a great too.

- Ever spawning MOBs (see them dropping out of the ceiling, aka lame ass developer trick in lieu of content)
- Unfortunately ammo and other useful stuff wasn't so spawnful.
- Recovered weapons always were jammed with one friggin round in them.
- There's more but System Shock 2 is not worthy that much thought

Doom3 come on you really need to dial down your expectations ID has been about the engine when they realize the value of engine licensing, since then they haven't been heavy on content. Even with that in mind, I was more then surprised to see content in a FPS. while Far Cry was also a breath of fresh air it sadly was tainted by the lack of quicksave, which in practical terms was not big deal (I can use the console) but in principal it was an arrogant insult to those of us that have lives, couched it the pedantic excuse of immersion/developer(ie wanna be author) vision.

And regarding Hype, ID is no comparison to the hype whores that dwell at Valve.

As for HL2 sales, I won't make predictions, but for me; HL2 + Steam = NO SALE. Steam + Subscription = Fool + Money.

And to those the will inevitable flap Steam is better now or that my perception of steam is completely off base.

What does one get out of Steam. (Benefits < Baggage)
- Logins: Users should be forced authenticate, to play a game they already purchased.
- No cheating: Punkbuster too pedestrian?
- Updates: I can download them myself without being forced to share my bandwidth.
- Content: Closed environment, yes sharing occurs and helps to weed out bugs but it's still closed.
- Less then acceptable support. (6-8 weeks if your lucky)
- Having to invite Steam to LAN parties is lame, and it doesn't bring snacks(rude).
- Screw simplicity, everyone love having more unnecessary points of failure.
- I assume Steam sheeple agree with the MS's insistence that IE has to be integrated. (Double+ Good)
- I love the open minded forms, do they have Strong Bad as a moderator (DELETED!). And anti-steam bait threads are pretty sad too.
- I could go on but my verbal diarrhea is starting to sting me :p

EDIT: spelling/rant note
This comment was edited on Aug 25, 02:43.
Fanboys are so sad,
Aug 23, 2004, 00:46
Fanboys are so sad, Aug 23, 2004, 00:46
Aug 23, 2004, 00:46
Steam is garbage. I unfortunately won't be buying HL2, due to the Steam requirement. Flap, flap...yes I know the propaganda that you won't need steam to play single player, yea right!, until you need a patch, then it's login city, oops sorry someone hacked steam and your CD key is toast, please wait 6-8 weeks while we snap our carrots.

Other evil things about Steam:

- Bandwidth whore. (remember the game comp that was hosed due to Steam, and non steam games were affected too)
- Bandwidth whore part 2/ TOS violator. Not only does it bork your bandwidth but it also whore`s your machine out to other Steam users so they can download the patch and other crap from you rather then Valve, saving them $$. And It most likely violates your provider's TOS by making a server out of your connection. (Yea, I know the providers rarely enforce it unless you're abusing it, but hey who's paying for the connection)
- Gives them the power to whimsically dump stuff on your system. (yea I know you can turn it off, but is it off by default)

I'm old school, I shut down unnecessarily services, disable un-used hardware in bios, purchase MBs with integrated devices I need when I can. So the idea of having all this baggage with VERY LITTLE benefit to me is not very appealing, no matter how sugary the fanboys mix the kool-aid.

edit: gammar doh!

And finally HL2 subscription, wait you mean that instead of paying for the game once I can pay monthly forever, with no guarantee of new content or mods, cool, does it offer real-estate in Florida, and option to buy the Brooklyn Bridge too.

This comment was edited on Aug 23, 00:50.
Balance > T2
Aug 19, 2004, 04:23
Balance > T2 Aug 19, 2004, 04:23
Aug 19, 2004, 04:23
Thing I disliked about Tribes 2, Is how they pandered to the Flag whores, changing maps to over expose the flag, obscenely poor/illogical flag placements. Made defending that much more distasteful, more times than not I was a lone defender. Whacking skil-less flag whores and being called a cheater/camper because my kill/death ratio was too high. (Nope called play for team score, and to hell with my score; ie non glory seeking.)

I hope there's incentive to defend, and not just a big queue to cap the flag. I know the kiddies like to twitch. But there's nothing like discing a chaod that just humped across the map.

One of the funniest things to see on an old T2 public server, was flag cappers fighting over the flag. (Now that's teamwork )

Other ugly habits that irritate:
- Did I mention the flag whores.
- Vehicle whores
- Last but not least, hey look they other team is winning, time to switch teams,

edit: brain needs wetwired spellchecker(doh!)

This comment was edited on Aug 19, 04:35.
Re: Save Games
Jul 22, 2004, 02:48
Re: Save Games Jul 22, 2004, 02:48
Jul 22, 2004, 02:48
Having no save anywhere is like going to a bar without a bathroom. Yea and page numbers in book are for whimps.

It's a cheap trick used by lazy developers.

Fanboy says "But it makes it more challenging."

Someone with basic comprehension understands that better AI, non-scripted gameplay, more content, provides superior a challenge, not to mention replay value.

And, before you attempt to contemplate the benefits, NONE can overcome the other "feature" of lazy (or perhaps weak willed) developers; BUGS!!!!.

In the mean time fanboys can stuff their pedantic save games are only girly men flappings until the subject game and it's platform are both bug free.

Re: OK, I'll say it...
Apr 29, 2004, 21:12
Re: OK, I'll say it... Apr 29, 2004, 21:12
Apr 29, 2004, 21:12
System Shock 2 story was good. However, the gameplay was horridly encumbered with lame/feeble developer tricks. Examples: Not enough content/map to small - No problem; just set the mobs to everspawn (don't forget the spawn_on_player_head argument). Or how about every weapon dropped has only 1 round in it. AI's fighting skills may not be uber however its logistical skills are near perfect.

Re: Painkiller CD Issues
Apr 10, 2004, 02:36
Re: Painkiller CD Issues Apr 10, 2004, 02:36
Apr 10, 2004, 02:36
CD Protection is pointless. If you have broadband you can get the game for free (not saying modem users can get it but I know I wasn't patient enough).

It only impacts paying customers. Causal copiers, please spare me that nonsense. MS tried to pull the same poor little me ploy with WPA. Did they change the retail price, nope (there goes the argument that piracy makes software more expensive, more likely greedy software companies make software more expensive, and more often then not quite poorly). Causal copiers pale in comparison to businesses, foreign countries, schools, and last but certainly not least our government.

And with upcoming spyware laws, and the whimsical manner our feeble legislators conceive laws, may give us the opportunity to sue software companies, for failing to disclose that their software also contains a process which unnecessarily sodomizes your CD drive, in order to prove your innocence, and chew up some CPU and memory, which hey I don't like being used if not for my benefit.

Maybe we can start charging software companies usage fees for CD access, memory, hd space, and cpu usage. Hey they may not pay it. But it might give the chuckleheads writing the obtuse laws an idea.

I admit most time I'm too lazy to crack most games, I like most sheeple feed the CD and hope that karma catches up with the evil bastards that assume everyone casually pirates. What's worst they're becoming abusive. Example: 1942; which porks the CD drive every map change, WTF is that? Kinda like have a DUI check point at every intersection.


"A game without save anywhere is like a bar without a bathroom."

Forum not very helpful
Nov 28, 2003, 22:23
Forum not very helpful Nov 28, 2003, 22:23
Nov 28, 2003, 22:23
That Zardoc dude should spend more time helping and less time flaming.
This comment was edited on Nov 28, 22:23.
Re: Why doesn't this surprise me....
Jul 19, 2003, 02:31
Re: Why doesn't this surprise me.... Jul 19, 2003, 02:31
Jul 19, 2003, 02:31
Maybe there are some Gamers in the SEC and they're fed up with crappy games and the existence of consoles that serve only to degrade a once great industry. (Yes, I have my tinfoil hat on :P)

Additionally the may be irritated by the fact Game developers are obtuse and don't learn from each other. examples:

Duke Nukem Forever

Multi-player games that don't have the following:
- Spawn Camp prevention
- Lack of Squelch options
- Lack of Balance
- Lack of Stamina Bars (aka Outlaws)
- Security schemes that beat the crap of their CD-ROMS
- Allowing players to utter the word owned

There's more but my tin foil hat fell off. Must think conformist thoughts: Johnny Ashcroft is my hero, he's double plus good

Or it just be they're targeting another industry to shake down for bribage.

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