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News Comments > Hearthstone Power Inflation Addressed
17. Re: Hearthstone Power Inflation Addressed Sep 10, 2015, 15:11 Tumbler
 
Gwent > Hearthstone

When that Witcher Expansion hits I'm going to go start a new game and play the shit out of gwent. Oh you need your uncle rescued from a flaming devil goat? Do you have a Gwent card?! DO YOU!? Then fuck off!

I played my first time through on the easiest combat mode so I'm going to try it on a harder mode and see if it's as enjoyable. The combat was pretty hard to get used to for me. It become much more comfortable later in the game when you have a better understanding of what you're fighting and how to counter it but early on it was very confusing for me. Those symbols for example, normally the fire symbol would just be a little fireball and push symbol would be a wave thing or something, all the specific icons they used took a while to learn. Dropped combat to easy during the starting and didn't start noticing a problem until pretty late in the game when I was just ripping through people like I was using a light saber. You lose an arm, you lose a head, you get cut half, hhahaha! That was a lot of fun.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Power Inflation Addressed
13. Re: Hearthstone Power Inflation Addressed Sep 10, 2015, 13:19 Tumbler
 
I'd like to see them do more custom built decks in tavern brawl where they can tinker with the decks to make the fun an interesting for players to use.

Sites like Hearthpwn make it all but required to field a deck that has been playtested by thousands of people to enjoy ranked play. It can still be fun playing with decks you build yourself but it's a lot more satisfying to go find a winning deck on hearthpwn and use that for a few days to complete your gold missions.

I'd also love to see a ranked play mode similar to The arena where the decks can be generated randomly and you can play against other people who's decks were generated randomly. That can be a lot of fun but having it stuck behind 150 gold or $2 (?) kind of ruins it. It'd be a lot of fun to use that mode more often when I earning gold but so far Tavern Brawl is the closest alternative.

I'm really enjoying it but when I took a break before the goblin cards came out and then tryed starting up after the blackstone expansion was released that was a rough ride getting enough cards to feel competitive again. The cards you get from buying the expansions are too good in so many cases though. Many of those cards show up in way too many deck builds to say their balanced. Loatheb and Emperor Thaurissan for example are in SO many decks it's obvious they are OP.

It's very easy to see which cards need to be tweaked, the more often people use them in decks across the board the more OP they are in my opinion. Dr. Boom for example. That guys is crazy good for the cost. I use him in every deck I make now. It's very rare that someone can counter him effectively.

All that being said the game is still a ton of fun and I can't wait to see what they bring to the table next. These new cards and the theme involved is awesome.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Released
5. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Released Sep 9, 2015, 09:37 Tumbler
 
This is a great game for $15. It's closer to a turn based strategy game than chess. The pieces can still make their normal chess moves but you'll be shooting and attacking each turn which radically changes how you play.

I figured this game would be 25 to 30 but for 12.74 on sale this is an easy buy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
14. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 8, 2015, 16:23 Tumbler
 
When you logout, you’ll be an NPC, but they’re going to see if that works. There is a lot of balance involved in making sure you can’t just logoff and making sure that long voyages, you can logoff and your character maintain their role. It’s something they’re still working on.
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 14:27:
Sgt. Rock wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 13:23:

Uhm. That's going to suck balls or am I missing something?

Your not missing anything, you just have to believe in SC lore...

I think this is just poor wording. Many online games don't immediately drop you the instant you log off because people can exploit it. Your npc remains there for 60 seconds or 2 minutes to keep it fair.

On the flip side what happens if someone logs off in transit, does the ship instantly stop right there? Does it keep going? It sounds like they're considering giving the player a few things that the npc can do for them after they log off. Fly to this planet, then land for example. Or maybe finish mining this rock, then go dock at the station.

That a smart thing to do because people sometimes have to stop playing suddenly and it'd be great to kick on the auto pilot and tell it to just fly you back to your hangar and you log off and hope that works out.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 4, 2015, 19:47 Tumbler
 
>Fresno teen arrested after he allegedly posts Eminem lyrics on Instagram

That headline is complete bullshit. The details of the story tell a vastly different story. The instagram post started a conversation where it sounded like two kids were planning to shoot up the school. (It could have been bullshit) Someone must have reported it so police went and visited the house and searched the kids room with the father's consent.

They found an ak47 airsoft pellet gun, then they got a warrant for a full search, came back and found a lot of other stuff.

This is by the book police work from a anonymous tip(?)
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
23. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 2, 2015, 12:23 Tumbler
 
It sounds like another titanfall. It's being rushed out early to meet a deadline.  
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News Comments > METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN Released
10. Re: METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN Released Sep 1, 2015, 20:30 Tumbler
 
This sounds good enough to warrant watching the past game "movies" of the games.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLae_AFHRR5HlGrWSz0sHebp8qgpRtfY6N

Going to start that tonight and see if I can pick this up around black Friday or if someone wants to offer it on 99 gamers I might grab it.


 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Social Module Released
153. Re: Star Citizen Social Module Released Sep 1, 2015, 16:45 Tumbler
 
Remember: The FULL PU is still scheduled for late 2016 according to Chris Roberts so we should see all three episodes between now and then. Yeah. I lol'ed again.

I don't think they're aiming for a "Full PU". I think they're aiming to have something out there like how the social hubs / module is out there now. There is nothing to do in the hubs, it's just pretty and there is only one of them currently but it's technically out...

I would guess that since Nyx is on the way and Arc Corp is obviously here a starting PU could be two solar systems one with the ARC landing zone and one with the Nyx landing zone. Throw in some asteroids, some pirates, a few vanduul and you've got an alpha PU. Expand from there.

All that seems possible if they're about have Multi crew working, and star marine and they can sew it all together. Heck doing that and then building a tiny PU by end of 2016 sounds reasonable until you mention SQ42....how the hell are they going to have time to make that? From what they've been able to produce in the past that don't have time to do anything else. It's either SQ42 and end of 2016 or alpha PU at end of 2016. I don't see them being able to do both let alone do SQ42 end of this year and PU end of next year.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 31, 2015, 16:31 Tumbler
 
I make it a point to download books and podcasts prior to flights. It's a great way to pass the time. Browsing the internet would be great too but at those prices I think I'll just stick to my headset and audio stuff.

...although Hearthstone...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Social Module Released
30. Re: Star Citizen Social Module Released Aug 30, 2015, 19:09 Tumbler
 
I should be done downloading this tonight, excited to try it. My internet is awful. 3mb dsl is best att can do. Seriously considering a sprint phone with unlimited internet so I can tether and the download speed has to be faster...right...?  
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News Comments > LawBreakers Gameplay Trailer
4. Re: LawBreakers Gameplay Trailer Aug 28, 2015, 18:30 Tumbler
 
Hunh, that reminds me a lot of overwatch... Went back and watched some of that and this is a little different. Same basic game I think.

That name is really hard to forgive though. Law Breakers. WTF.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 27, 2015, 15:45 Tumbler
 
I watched a movie last night called Seduced and Abandoned. It's about 2 guys, Alec Baldwin and James Toback, going to Cannes film festival and other venues to try and secure funding to make a movie. It's a very interesting look at how movies get made. The pitch starts out somewhat simple and but as time goes along they seem to adjust to try and get people more interested in funding the film because no one was biting.

I imagine that getting large funding secured for games like this one aren't much different. I'd love to know how they pitched this as being a good investment because I think it goes without saying that investing in a video game company might as well be like putting your money on the craps table.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Delayed
1. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Delayed Aug 26, 2015, 18:37 Tumbler
 
I was wondering when this would arrive, looking forward to playing the full game.

I'm a little concerned about finding games with other players. It's been a challenge each time they release a new patch but I'm crossing my fingers that things will be better after launch.

It's a very good game, a very good 40k game as well. I hope it sells enough to get them to build in more races and backgrounds. A few animations need to be speeded up in my opinion so that the games don't feel so slow but many have already been fixed so maybe the release will make it a much faster game to play. MP matches take way too long in my opinion.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone The Grand Tournament Expansion Released
5. Re: Hearthstone The Grand Tournament Expansion Released Aug 24, 2015, 20:37 Tumbler
 
Woohoo! Got to open 1 whole pack so far!  
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News Comments > MGS5 Online PvP Paywall
11. Re: MGS5 Online PvP Paywall Aug 24, 2015, 13:27 Tumbler
 
I look forward the drama that I'm sure will surround this game's release.

Popcorn
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
37. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 12:51 Tumbler
 
Yakubs wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 12:34:
does anyone here honestly believe Star Citizen isn't a looming disaster?

Maybe "looming disaster" means something a lot different to you? A disaster at this point would be CIG announcing that all develop is stopping because they are completely out of money. But they're literally making millions of dollars each month and it doesn't seem like that is going to stop.

If it did stop today and they had to run with what they had I think they'd have at least another year before they'd actually run out of money. But there is no indication that they won't continue making money going forward as they have in the past. I'd say the next major jump for them will come after they release the 2.0 Arena Commander "update". Ideally this will come by the end of this year and the FPS and social module will be working.

Fans want something to show for the time invested, time and again when they release significant content, Hangar Module, Dogfighter Module, The racing tracks, new ships, update ship models, etc, it keeps the fans content and even happy in some cases. People under estimate how long they, CIG, can keep this train rolling simply by moving forward even in small steps.

I think they're top priority right now needs to be getting Multi Crew Arena Commander out. In order to do that I think you also need to have the social module and FPS all tied in and working so ideally if they could get all that working and released by end of this year I think they'll be right on track. Funding will surge, good news will flood the fans, it will buy them another year at least.

I think having all that stuff working is where they need to be just to start building the SP game as well as the MP universe.

Will it all work and come together and be worth it for some players who spent $1000+ dollars? Who knows. Will it deliver something worth $60? I think so. The main hurdle is that CIG is trying to make Star Citizen worth a whole lot more, $100+ on average.

They seem to get closer to disaster the more money they make according to some. Seems the opposite to me. The continued financial support of fans is a very good sign for the project as a whole.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 22, 2015, 22:52 Tumbler
 
Perhaps we can take a picture of our shit after we eat and share that instead...

Delicious Filet Minion with baked potates, 5 stars! Feels great coming out too!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2015, 15:40 Tumbler
 
Each sub is independently managed. Reddit as a company generally just sits back and shrugs. That's why you end up with such filth there (although there's also some great subs as well).

That is what I thought as well and that isn't true. Each thread has it's own moderator, and can have multiple i think.

Admins are different. Admins often work for Reddit and they can do whatever they like on the site. (assuming it doesn't get them fired) More recently admins went about deleting threads like fatpeoplehate, coontown, etc. Admins are the only ones who can actually delete comments. I believe moderators can hide them but I've been told by several mods that they cannot delete comments.

The people who run reddit apparently are very SJW friendly inside the company. Remember that whole thing about the CEO Ellen Pao? That all started when admins started censoring content.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2015, 15:18 Tumbler
 
I don't think it's a coincidence that this article is showing up two days after some court records showed that Ms Q was trying to remove the restraining order on her ex before he can challenge it in court. I'm assuming there is a major mine laying in the road on this and this feels like they're trying to slowly get everyone back on the harassment is bad wagon so we can just shout-down whatever news comes out.

I'm very interested to see how the court sees his side of things. I don't think his Blog post was the match that lit this fire. It was barely getting any attention paid to it until these genius SJW's decided to get together and start censoring any discussion on it...as if that wouldn't get people's attention.

That Total Biscuit post is where this started. Not based on what he said, based on what reddit admin's did in the comments. It looked like they just went about deleting every comment because how dare anyone want to discuss this! And then they went to every area on reddit and started doing the same thing. And then all hell broke loose because now you're deleting posts in front of millions of people...

She should have put the restraining order on the Reddit admins.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 18, 2015, 17:41 Tumbler
 
That's an interesting read. Nothing to get too upset about, sounds like they're trying things, some of it doesn't work as expected, then they go back and do it again.

According to the article CR wanted to use the same animations in first and third person which is unusual. A game like skyrim that lets you play in first person or third person has different animations for each based on how they look / feel to the player. They tried to keep these animations unified and CR wasn't happy with the end result so they had to go add another set of animations and it sounds like part of that was dumping the original skeletal animation system and using the new one he's mentioned recently.

Not a smoking gun.... Maybe some could say he never should have tried the first method and that just wasted time.

Scrapping it if it doesn't work and doing what needs to be done to get it working right seems like the "right" thing to do.

Have the game finished and out by 2016 though...? Let's maybe just worry about getting the stuff out you planned for 2015 hunh? Gonna be end of August soon...
 
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