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Real Name Devon   
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Nickname [SC]TherMight
Email devon@eversmile.com
ICQ 2442994
Description Game Developer, C++, Java, DirectX/Windows
Recently 1 of 3 programmers on Mattel's best-selling Christmas game for '99
Working on a UnrealScript game type
Available for contracting, can supply additional developers for larger contracts
Homepage http://
Signed On Jan 10, 2000, 22:31
Total Comments 50 (Suspect)
User ID 1900
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer
17. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Jun 11, 2018, 11:59 [SC]TherMight
 
Good discussion.

The demographic if Bluesnews probably appreciates cyberpunk more than the current one. I hope that the story can come alive enough to carry the rest of the gameplay.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Reveals "Unannounced Diablo Project"
26. Re: Blizzard Reveals Jun 6, 2018, 14:04 [SC]TherMight
 
Confirmed I guess. Too bad.

I am not going back to Diablo 3 ever. Was hoping for a new game.
 
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News Comments > Black Ops IIII on Battle.net and More PC Features Revealed
6. Re: Black Ops IIII on Battle.net and More PC Features Revealed May 17, 2018, 16:50 [SC]TherMight
 
Slick wrote on May 17, 2018, 16:02:
Someone should tell these people how roman numerals work...

HAHA! Maybe they mean "Black Ops 'Aye! Aye! Aye! Aye!'"
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Celebrates 2M Backers
13. Re: Star Citizen Celebrates 2M Backers Apr 21, 2018, 17:24 [SC]TherMight
 
Believing in the product and then finding out otherwise is literaly the definition of a sucker. You're still a sucker whether you take offense or not. Don't put that on us for calling the backers what they are.

I wanted to believe but I had a bad feeling from the beginning about Chris's overpromising which we've all seen. The original Chris Roberts who pulled off Wing Commander is sadly gone.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 19, 2018, 00:38 [SC]TherMight
 
LOL Microsoft wants back in the browser market so bad they want to write extensions for Chrome. I wonder what kind of metrics they gather for Microsoft... Evil evil evil.  
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News Comments > Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching
17. Re: Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching Apr 17, 2018, 10:03 [SC]TherMight
 
The death cry of a dying studio, jaded by failure  
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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Cancelled
3. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Cancelled Apr 14, 2018, 02:09 [SC]TherMight
 
Yeah this is a bummer. Terraria was never a game I thought I'd play but my nephew got me into it and I was kind of hooked. He still asks to play it even though we've pretty much don everything.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Released
9. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Released Apr 3, 2018, 09:34 [SC]TherMight
 
Weird announcement since I'm already playing this on PSVR.
Yes you can play it fine sitting.
 
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News Comments > Funcom Announcement Plans
7. Re: Funcom Announcement Plans Feb 23, 2018, 14:42 [SC]TherMight
 
Agreed on Anarchy Online and following games Keith.

I got so into implanting I published a java web app to help players simulate how far you could push the envelope with them.

AO 2 could work...

That nostalgia though hearing the music. I used to listen to the sound track at work.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 in March
28. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 in March Jan 6, 2018, 18:52 [SC]TherMight
 
Currently 5 years late. I wonder if they can beat. Duke nukem forever at 10+ years ib dev  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jun 21, 2017, 15:06 [SC]TherMight
 
I finished the article and the game (just last weekend). I don't think the description of rpg was so cringe-worthy.

But he claimed he played it 6 months. He could not have played it more than 4 months since he would have gotten it no earlier than very beginning of March 2017.

This made me wonder if saying you played the game for months does a disservice in the article. It probably doesn't. I imagine this professor did not make a beeline through the main quest. He's probably 70 hours into it or more.

So averaged over one play a day that's probably 45 mins/day.
That's actually a sizable chunk for a casual. (though play sessions are typically longer and spread out) So I guess it is fair to say you've "played the game for 4 months".

The only real cringe-worthy point was how he emphasized that it was a waste of time trying to make a convincing point. But kind of failed in that. Even though yes games are technically a wasting of time. He could have made a better point about the value of that time vs most people who spend the same averge minutes per day sitting there on Facebook getting angry at political fiascos.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Free Mega Bundles
4. Re: Heroes of the Storm Free Mega Bundles Apr 23, 2017, 01:44 [SC]TherMight
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 21:56:
But can I choose whatever level 20 hero I want? Or is more random Overwatch crap (where you get more duplicates of crap you didn't want in the first place)?

No you get to choose from 1 of 4 specific packs that have ~20 heroes each in them. Depending on what you already might have.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
43. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 16:27 [SC]TherMight
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 15:08:
Well, Dragon Age MP was just Mass Effect 3 MP, so nothing has really changed much there.
Have to disagree, they really were not the same multiplay.
ME3 multiplayer had an element of danger and challenge to it that was never really there in DA multiplayer.
DA was a crawl through multiple rooms and you could often stay in the open and run.
ME3 was more compact and you were dead if you did not take down certain enemies fast together and mostly stay together.
ME3 itemization was better in a lot of ways but grindy in ways that would probably hurt it in today's age.
ME3's class and skill balance was such that someone with amazing skill could really shine and carry a group.
In DA it felt to me your individual performance mattered less.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
32. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 14:44 [SC]TherMight
 
It hurts to not buy this game at launch. But I have many other games and... Sounds like it needs patches and more reviews.

If I could buy just the multiplayer I probably would do that. Though I am disappointed they didn't seem to have innovated much in the multiplayer. Seems like ME:Andromeda has become more like DragonAge multiplayer now?
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Free Trial
20. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 5, 2017, 00:20 [SC]TherMight
 
I gave up on this game when I saw British demo his hyper realistic backpack system that has actual jumbled objects lying in a mess at the bottom of the bag. WTF? No...  
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News Comments > E3 Opens to Public
8. Re: E3 Opens to Public Feb 9, 2017, 00:50 [SC]TherMight
 
This is an indication of the conference's death throes.
They tried to cut down even the industry associates because of the nuclear escalation of "Hey we have the best stripper booth babes"
They tried to close it to a smaller audience to get back to their roots
Now this?

Besides there is nothing ever fresh and new to discover or preview at this conference anymore. Gone are the days when you could sit down to play a little game called Katamari Damacy that nobody heard of until it blew up a month later worldwide.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March
9. Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 13:37 [SC]TherMight
 
DrSquick wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 13:16:
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 12:59:
DrSquick wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 12:44:
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Edit : I read this after posting and I sound like a total judgmental shitheel. Soulsborne games are fun, regardless of how you approach them. I do the same thing you do.... I do a level as far as I can and then look up online to see what all I'm missing. If I get hung up on a boss for a few days, I look up what kind of tactics work for other people.

I also have to look online for explanations of the lore and how some of the quests work. They are way too nebulous for me to process well. Some of them I get....but many are wayyyyy too murky for these old eyes.

No, I understand what you mean, and they probably aren't for me. I'm glad people love them though. I'm also not a "bullet hell" genre gamer either. I like slower paced games that I can think 10 steps ahead. I also don't enjoy playing games on "Hard" either. And Dark Souls is definitely Hard++++++.

In a lot of ways, Dark Souls feels like the newer version of Contra for the NES. One hit and you are dead, so you end up needing to learn where every enemy is.

There's truth that you have to approach them differently. Having played all the souls games, I have noticed a drastic improvement from Demon Souls to Dark Souls 3 in my enjoyment of them and how relaxed I am playing them. A gamer that follows DrSquick's original advice really will get more out of it.

I have seen other games benefit by taking a page from the Souls series. Make the content very challenging but allow players to learn to avoid and handle the damage. A raid designer of Lord of the Rings MMO cited his experience with Dark Souls as inspiring a new approach and that was very well received.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Torment: Tides of Numenera
17. Re: Gone Gold - Torment: Tides of Numenera Jan 12, 2017, 15:02 [SC]TherMight
 
Awesome, can't wait. I kickstarted this when it came out since I was a huge fan of original Planescape torment.

That interactive video is a great promotional tool!
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
40. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 16:03 [SC]TherMight
 
Because Westworld. Good move.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
29. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 4, 2016, 19:57 [SC]TherMight
 
Never backed this because I didn't believe. Not sorry yet.  
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