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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > Star Citizen Trailer
34. Re: Star Citizen Trailer Oct 14, 2016, 13:18 Kxmode
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 12:12:
NasWulf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 07:47:
If anybody brings up the question of it running on a supercomputer, the computer it was running on was in a i7 6core with a Nvidia 1080 8 gig with a Intel SSD. Not some super computer running SLI Titan X's and they were hitting 50 - 170 frames un-optimize

Yeah because that's certainly the average gaming system for everyone!

I haven't bought a VIVE or Rift (primarily because I see it as a fad due to a lack of any killer apps [another discussion]) because my computer cannot run them. I'm not going to spend ~$1,600 to try VR. I definitely wouldn't for SC/SQ42; the next "No Man's Sky."
 
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News Comments > New WoW Game Director
13. Re: New WoW Game Director Oct 14, 2016, 12:47 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
But look at Blizzard. If their name is on it then it has to have a certain level of polish, and if they are going to do a legacy server it can't be a half-assed attempt (no offense) like player run servers.

Blizzard's policy of polish is correct, however, keep in mind the Nost team accomplished amazing things without access to the source code. First and foremost, they figured out how to allowed thousands of concurrent players on a single server designed for 2,500. I was on the ISVV team responsible for testing the validity of incoming bugs for the devs. From my experience, Nost devs had recreated complete quests based on Youtube videos and archival WOW Wikia and ThottBot pages. We had several meetings to QA class bugs. In one meeting we had to figure out the correct length of time for a particular Shaman buff against another player. All of this done without knowing what the original game had. That's a problem Blizzard doesn't have. So it's not a lack of content, it's a lack of desire.

The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
Also the question still remains.... if they do even ONE legacy server will people re-sub to play WoW, and will the income be enough to justify the cost of the server. This is a huge unknown. Yes Nostalrius have quite a few players, but they were playing for free.

Nostalrius had way more than "a few players." The numbers do not lie.

+ 800,000 registered accounts.
+ 150,000 active accounts (logged on within the last 14 days).
+ 13,000 concurrent players (average at peak)
+ 30 volunteers (Admin, PR, Devs, GMs, ISVV [me! :)])

These are the hard numbers for Nostalrius only. As a collective whole, the legacy community is vast. The cost to run legacy servers is a non-issue by way of a monthly sub, an add-on perk ($5 to access legacy), or purchasing a special collector's edition vanilla WOW package ("comes with a cloth map!"); or all of these. The Admin stated all of Nost's servers including the ISVV and Dev machines cost around $1,000 to operate per month (Blizz likely makes that every 2-3 minutes). The overwhelming support is for vanilla WOW; the version of the game no longer available in retail.

The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
Now if you want to look at what your paraphrasing from Ion.... how many MILLIONS of subscribers vs 250k players.

250k+ is only the number of people who signed the petition. There are way more than that who would resub to play legacy and specifically vanilla. Mark Kern said Blizzard could easily add another 1-2 million subs to their existing subscriber base; and likely more. Again, as a whole, the legacy community is massive. Nostalrius was merely the largest segment of it.

The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
I think Spock said it best "The needs of the many..." especially when it comes to buisness. The latest expansion is pretty damn awesome, but at the same time feels very 'Burning Crusade'.

The only cost would be the polish you mentioned above. Incorporating it in Battle.net, er Blizzard Tech. Running it on current hardware is another cost. After that, it could operate on an economy budget with a small handful of people to maintain it. Product purchases and subscriptions could offset a lot of the upfront costs. Remember, people resubscribing to WOW specifically to play vanilla is money Blizzard does not have now.

HorrorScope wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:33:
Legacy Server is nothing more than throwing a bone to loud-mouths that continually live in the world "It was better when...". Some actually would prefer it and many will realize "oh I guess I look back at it better than it actually is". There isn't Blizzard type monetary returns doing it.

Point one. It is not so much about "throwing a bone to loud-mouths" as it is about preserving the legacy of video games, specifically MMOs. No other game has had as significant an impact on gaming and MMOs in general as WOW, and other than the name, vanilla WOW is not even remotely like retail. An estimated over 100 million people have played WOW in its lifespan, many of which have never had a chance to see what vanilla was like at its peak. Events like the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj and the original Naxxramas just do not exist. This is part of gaming history that should be preserved.

Point two. Many people prefer the original game over Retail, much like some people prefer vanilla ice cream over Rocky Road. Sometimes Rocky Road lovers will have a bowl of vanilla. The point and Mark mentioned this, is that vanilla players would play Retail, and visa verse (especially when the current expansion's content drought hit). The idea is for Blizzard to add more content and what better way than vanilla. All things considered, the ROI is worth it.

Thanks for the conversation!

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News Comments > New WoW Game Director
9. Re: New WoW Game Director Oct 14, 2016, 11:58 Kxmode
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 11:27:
Nostalrius has basically come out with an 'or else' statement in regards to whether or not they'll be mentioned at Blizzcon so that's interesting.

I believe the "or else" pertains to their code, tools, and improvements they've made to MaNGOS. They've only held out from releasing them in the hopes Blizzard would do legacy servers. It will be interesting to see what happens.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Trailer
31. Re: Star Citizen Trailer Oct 14, 2016, 11:09 Kxmode
 

No Man's Sky 2 looks good.
 
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News Comments > New WoW Game Director
3. Re: New WoW Game Director Oct 14, 2016, 11:03 Kxmode
 

After the fury storm from the Nostalrius community and the greater legacy revival effort in general, Ion Hazzikostas has repeatedly stated (and I paraphrasing) his desire to focus on the current game and not to do anything with Legacy content. I am pretty sure legacy servers is now DOA despite the significant demand for it. However, if at BlizzCon, they announce it I would be surprised. I will not hold my breath.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Update
12. Re: Into the Black Oct 13, 2016, 01:18 Kxmode
 
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 00:17:
I remember a time a few years ago we were celebrating the new golden age of space sims. Elite Dangerous! No Mans Sky! Star Citizen! X Rebirth! Man that did not turn out like expected. At least one of them worked out ok.

Ironically, I heard only great things about the Death Star DLC for SW:BF. It's not even a space sim. lol. Check out this gameplay footage in glorious 4K, 60FPS (the commentary isn't too bad)! Also, I recommend viewing in Chrome.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Update
7. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Update Oct 12, 2016, 22:54 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 20:36:
Cool, they are patching the game. Now if they could only patch the broken folks who pre-order games.

Absolutely. I was one of those broken people to preorder. I thought I did significant homework, but it all came down to Sean and his word. Well, NMS taught me a vital lesson. Never trust anyone, especially a millennial in a flannel shirt with an "aww shucks" demeanor. As far as warning people from preordering. You did it. Total Biscuit has done it. Unfortunately, there is a long way to go. Check out what happened when someone tried to warn Steam users from the pain of preorder disappointment on Shadow Warrior 2. Vitriol, to say the least.
 
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News Comments > Beyond Good & Evil for Free
22. Re: Beyond Good & Evil for Free Oct 12, 2016, 20:57 Kxmode
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 20:12:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 19:41:
Acleacius wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 19:18:
at least until 'the dictator' gets elected. Protest

Are you referring to Sacha Baron Cohen?
Bah, that was a low blow! Winkrazz The Great Dictator

I'll keep my day job.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
146. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 20:55 Kxmode
 
NasWulf wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 20:46:
But Daddy .... i want it NOOOOWWWWWWWW - veruca salt (that ones for the Kxmode)

Please don't bring me into your backyard brawl, mister.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
144. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 20:38 Kxmode
 

Is time spent on engine development separate than the time dedicated to game development or are they treated as single development time?
 
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News Comments > Beyond Good & Evil for Free
19. Re: Beyond Good & Evil for Free Oct 12, 2016, 19:41 Kxmode
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 19:18:
at least until 'the dictator' gets elected. Protest

Are you referring to Sacha Baron Cohen?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
137. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 19:36 Kxmode
 
Drayth wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 14:50:
Don't worry guys, I'm going to change my handle to Chr1sRbrtz so you all have someone to yell at.

"Stop. Don't. Come back." - Willy Wonka Toff
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
135. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 19:27 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 15:43:
MacLeod wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 15:33:
but has a post history of 59 posts, at least 50 of which are all about SC, and includes paragraph long rants about how they're doing everything right.

Sockpuppet much?


But... but... but... he is only interested in the SUPER-AWESOME TEKNOLOGEEEEE!!!111

I mean no other developer has ever had 64-bit precision in their game. No one has ever done procedural generation before. And no one has ever made a game where you can choose to play in 1st person or in 3rd person. ALL OF THIS IS GROUNDBREAKING U IDIOT!!!

"If you look closely you can see the rings spinning." - Chris Roberts

Sums up perfectly a release date for Star Citizen and SQ42.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2016, 18:59 Kxmode
 
Got an email from Fathom Events announcing a nationwide showing of the movie for an anime series called YO-KAI WATCH this weekend. Does anyone know if this film is newb friendly? I'm not saying I'm an anime newb! It's for a friend, promise.  
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News Comments > Beyond Good & Evil for Free
15. Re: Beyond Good & Evil for Free Oct 12, 2016, 18:50 Kxmode
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 18:41:
You mean besides the fact that ubi has been at the center of almost every major drm scandal for the last 16 years or so. OR the fact they secretly install monitoring programs without user knowledge or consent AND that those said programs REMAIN after you uninstall the game AND that you need a special tool to remove the piece of shit tracking software?

Beside those.....? Can't think of a thing. Giggle

Uhhh... Drool

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News Comments > Beyond Good & Evil for Free
12. Re: Beyond Good & Evil for Free Oct 12, 2016, 17:22 Kxmode
 

I don't see what the problem with UPlay is. It's just another platform like Origin, Steam, and GOG Galaxy. One more way for publishers to have more control over their product. That being said, I don't like that Origin and UPlay because they have zero product reviews and ratings.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
122. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 14:24 Kxmode
 
NasWulf wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 14:05:
lol , wow ......... you truly are paranoid like derek a?

"Your post history is suspect."

Suspect; to have an idea or impression of the existence, presence, or truth of (something) without certain proof.

Paranoia; a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system.

If you can't bother to learn the difference then please stop engaging in a conversation with me. It vexes me.
 
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News Comments > Beyond Good & Evil for Free
6. Re: Beyond Good & Evil for Free Oct 12, 2016, 14:16 Kxmode
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 13:45:
Posts of people claiming it is not for free (because Ubiplay) and see themselves entitled to demand this being published drm-free for free at GOG coming up in 3... 2... 1... GOGOGO!

Nothing is truly free. Ubi gives them a game in exchange for joining their platform.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
120. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 14:03 Kxmode
 
AmericanWulf wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 13:57:
By your logic, I must be the Wulf Knight too?

Your post history is suspect. Only Blue can tell us if you both share similar IPs.
 
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117. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 13:50 Kxmode
 
@NasWulf - You're right. It never gets old, just like how 95% of your posts are Star Citizen White Knight shenanigans, and you registered October 2015 specifically to defend SC against The Escapist on-slaught. Blues News is never going to be Star Citizen's third column. Don't come to this site to try and make it so.  
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