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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Morning Previews
11. Re: Morning Previews Jan 10, 2018, 13:54 BIGtrouble77
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 13:36:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 12:54:
3rd person view for combat? Worst idea ever.

I didn't say combat but yes that too. Flipping in and out of 3rd person for a birds eye view in combat is a huge help when you lose sight of an enemy, or multiple enemies in particular. Beyond that it's hugely helpful for mining or salvage. And then just being able to look around at space. Oh yeah and that's the other thing lacking in ED, any really nice aesthetic. At least in most space games they make stuff look pretty even if it isn't realistic.


But you can already do what you are asking. The last major release improved the external limpet camera significantly. They just don't want it used for combat because it is immersion breaking.

I love the aesthetic, it's not over the top like SC: (content with the external camera you seem to want)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlI5uoWd1cQ
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
6. Re: Morning Previews Jan 10, 2018, 12:54 BIGtrouble77
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 11:33:
I picked up ED at Xmas seeing as it was less than $!0 and it's bad as I thought it would be. The drudgery and tedium in that game is mind-boggling. And all because Braben reneged on his promise and made it online only. Everything is a needless time sink. Almost zero customization - unless you pay. And nothing but grind. Nothing remotely close to anything that would qualify as interesting quest. No building or owning of things - besides a ship. Christ you can't even play in 3rd person!

So ED is a massive failure. SC will be an even bigger one. That only leaves Egosoft and X4. I'm cautiously optimistic on that one, but so far it looks amazeballs.
Not sure if I could disagree with you any more...

Moving to online-only is a different model, but it does have it's advantages. I like that the universe is 'living' and a bit unpredictable. The game would not evolve organically like it is now if there was no online component.

If you find it boring that's fine, but many don't find it boring in the least bit. If your only goal is to make money, then you are going to grind non-stop. If you actually try and diversify your missions and enjoy your current rank/ship then the game is much more rewarding.

3rd person view for combat? Worst idea ever.

Zero customization... have you ever built a ship? I'm assuming you mean just the visuals that have zero impact on gameplay. Yeah, those skins and bobbleheads cost a buck.

Elite isn't for everyone, but people that have these types of criticisms don't get the game and should look to something else, like Starpoint Gemeni 2.
 
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News Comments > EA Gaming Patents
16. Re: EA Gaming Patents Jan 9, 2018, 15:44 BIGtrouble77
 
I don't know why people are complaining here... all EA has done is patent shit gameplay mechanics. I'm totally fine with them having a monopoly on garbage.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 5, 2018, 12:13 BIGtrouble77
 
So facebook wants to decentralize to improve their centralized data mining operation? These are strange times.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 4, 2018, 14:18 BIGtrouble77
 
They got me to buy one and I haven't have a Nintendo console since the SNES. I personally use it for the indy games. I've already spent $100 on Blaster Master, Retro City Rampage, Stardew Valley, Golf Story, Rocket League and Minecraft (for my son).

Still trying to get into Zelda. The Zelda/Smash Brothers fanatics have always irrationally annoyed me. I'd much rather deal with vulgar PC gamers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 2, 2018, 22:00 BIGtrouble77
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 15:13:
Why not encourage them to read books and learn? Book
What does that have to do with anything? So kids should be having a bookclub meeting at their sleepover?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 2, 2018, 21:57 BIGtrouble77
 
I can't control what other parents do, but I do keep a close eye on what my son is watching. I have a youtube account for him that I constantly monitor.

I don't believe in blocking either, despite my earlier comment. If he watches something I don't approve of I'll ask him to watch it with me and we'll talk about it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 2, 2018, 13:52 BIGtrouble77
 
My son had the neighborhood kids over for a sleep over (5 8-9 year olds). They all got on their iPads and started watching "savage" Jake Paul videos.

They can play video games into the wee hours of the morning, they can eat junk food, they can binge watch Sponge Bob, but there's no way in hell this Youtube filth or his brother are polluting these kids heads when they're in my house.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 24, 2017, 13:43 BIGtrouble77
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 12:20:
Yeah, Civ is a good choice for converting to tablet. I do wonder about how long the AI turns might take later in the game.
Considering it only works on the latest iPads, I assume it performs pretty well. The iPad pro is a beast.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 22, 2017, 10:46 BIGtrouble77
 
I personally would like to be notified by the OS if my phone's battery is compromised, but the safety/stability tradeoff to performance is a no-brainer. Apple made the right move, but fucked it up my not notifying the user their device is operating in a compromised state.  
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News Comments > PUBG Replay Details
3. Re: PUBG Replay Details Dec 18, 2017, 14:20 BIGtrouble77
 
So is this the feature that convinces all the complainers that they suck and it's not cheaters killing them?  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Dec 13, 2017, 15:47 BIGtrouble77
 
I bought the game for my 8 year old son because he absolutely loves Starwars and I'm not going to make a political statement at his expense. That said, he got a lesson in loot crates and why we won't ever be purchasing them. He loves the game, but it looks like complete garbage to me. Graphically it's amazing, but gameplay is just awful, imo. Seems designed for the pre pubescent crowd.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 7, 2017, 17:50 BIGtrouble77
 
I had the browser window open to buy an Antminer and the shit sold out that moment. Assholes are buying up all the (asic) mining hardware and selling it on ebay for 5x the price.  
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News Comments > Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released
7. Re: Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released Dec 7, 2017, 17:48 BIGtrouble77
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 14:51:
This is like the one thing this game doesn't need. Superficial variety.
I disagree, I really like the idea of this expansion. I personally prefer humanoid races in my games and I always play as humans in Distant Worlds, Stellaris, GalCiv, Aurora 4x, etc. Years of watching Stargate SG1 got me imagining that the universe is mostly filled with other humanoids.
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Desert Map Details
8. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Desert Map Details Dec 6, 2017, 19:21 BIGtrouble77
 
Qvark wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 17:16:
What has Europe to do with Russia/Ukraine?
+1 to Cutter's response
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Europe
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Desert Map Details
5. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Desert Map Details Dec 6, 2017, 15:46 BIGtrouble77
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 13:39:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 10:56:
Those are the first screenshots I've seen of the new map... I'll definitely be playing it to death (pun intended). Kind of sick of the Eastern European feel the existing map has.
Doesnt feel anything like eastern Europe. Have you ever been there?
Are you serious? You don't think it has a Chernobyl vibe?
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=russia+chernobyl&ia=images
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Desert Map Details
1. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Desert Map Details Dec 6, 2017, 10:56 BIGtrouble77
 
Those are the first screenshots I've seen of the new map... I'll definitely be playing it to death (pun intended). Kind of sick of the Eastern European feel the existing map has.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 28, 2017, 14:22 BIGtrouble77
 
Dupe that I can't delete  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 28, 2017, 14:21 BIGtrouble77
 
TiVo is the kind of patent troll I like... they actually have a good product they produce and and troll the mega corporations that are ripping off consumers with shit DVRs. My only fear is cable companies like Comcast will stop using cable cards and push TiVo out entirely.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
1. Re: Morning Previews Nov 28, 2017, 14:15 BIGtrouble77
 
I really wanted to get on board with this new Star Control, but the combat is just too frantic for me. I was hoping it would be more like the original Star Control or Subspace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9W4jJGQU_E).  
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