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Real Name Rick Francis   
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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://www.moddb.com/mods/eye-of-the-beholder-ii-ledgend-of-darkmoon
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
12. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 10:42 Darks
 
I suspect this topic will be the number one topic by days end. Guessing over 200 replies.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
4. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 10:15 Darks
 
nin wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:14:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:12:
I think I speak for everyone on bluesnews, when I say this delay comes as a complete surprise.

Pretty much! Not that it matters any more, as I seriously doubt I'll play it when it arrives...they had their chance and blew it.



Spot on!!
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins
22. Re: Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins Oct 6, 2016, 15:27 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 13:28:
It's pretty well documented online but I'll give you my take. Paypal essentially operates like a bank without many of the regulations and protections of an actual bank. I've seen people lose their paypal accounts, paypal refuse to reimburse stolen funds and all sorts of shit over the years. One time a fundraiser that a buddy was running was suspended because paypal thought there was "suspicious activity" and just held the funds hostage while they investigated for months. I'm not a huge fan of their fees either. There's a few domains online dedicated to explaining why they suck with mountains of horror stories if you want more info.

I don't begrudge other people using Paypal, their money. I just can't really fault companies for trying to find an alternative payment processor.

Interesting, I dont know about the stories. I haven't really looked into them or know of any. but its good to know.

Thanks,
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins
20. Re: Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins Oct 6, 2016, 13:18 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 10:25:
Paypal is kind of a shitty company so I don't really have a problem with them doing so.



Just curious Verno, why do you think Pay Pal is shitty?

I've never had any issues with them or getting my money back if theirs been an issue.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins
16. Re: Wasteland 3 Crowdfunding Begins Oct 6, 2016, 10:21 Darks
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 09:36:
Who doesn't support Paypal at this point?

Let me put it this way, inXile CEO Brian Fargo is on the Advisory Board of Fig. I think this pretty much explains it all. he and a few other members from other game companies started this site up. Looks to me its all about greed and how much money they want for themselves.

According to their stats about where the money goes FIG gets 40 percent of any funding they take in. seems pretty sketchy to me.

And yea, I agree taking PayPal out of the loop also took me out of funding this game. Another one of those loop holes they are trying to avoid by not having to pay Pay Pals percentage.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Viking Squad
3. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Viking Squad Oct 5, 2016, 18:57 Darks
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 5, 2016, 12:26:
Darks wrote on Oct 5, 2016, 12:21:
IDK, maybe its just me, but that looks dumb as shit.
Looks like a different take on Castle Crashers...no?

I dont even know that game dude.
 
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News Comments > ReCore Demo
3. Re: ReCore Demo Oct 5, 2016, 12:25 Darks
 
Brynjolf wrote on Oct 5, 2016, 12:02:
Well, its a nice game if you dont expect a story driven experience. The microsoft store sucks ass tho Also they are hiding this game from potential buyers, I had to search for it even tho it was just out for a few days, no amount of browsing led me to it.

Now I had to reactivate my xbox live account from back when i was using an x360 and after a few more stupid hickups I have to sign in to Windows when I start up my PC with my xbox live credentials.

I didnt't even know thats a thing, that you make browser based setting and suddenly you cannot use your regular windows login anymore oO

Doesn't anybody test this stuff before its released to the masses?

Its Microishit, are you kidding? No one there test anything. They just dump it on the public and let the public do all the testing.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Viking Squad
1. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Viking Squad Oct 5, 2016, 12:21 Darks
 
IDK, maybe its just me, but that looks dumb as shit.  
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Stealth Video
8. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Stealth Video Oct 4, 2016, 10:56 Darks
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 4, 2016, 00:52:
I dunno I have high hopes for this, then again I did for the Division as well.....


PLEASE don't suck and if anyone gets a beta code and doesn't want it please let me know

See you in game Elf, I know Ill be getting this.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons & Darkness Released
7. Re: Dungeons & Darkness Released Sep 30, 2016, 13:46 Darks
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 10:46:
Seems a little crude...

LOL thats putting it politely, I was about to be a bit more vulgar. like it looks like shit.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn F2P Rumor
16. Re: Battleborn F2P Rumor Sep 30, 2016, 10:22 Darks
 
descender wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 09:31:
The same satisfying boarderlands-like gunplay

You and I played a very different Borderlands. :p

I agree, BB is nothing like Borderlands, I loved Borderlands and the game play. But BB just sucks the life out of you. Its not even fun.

Id say the only similarity would be how some of the boss fights are setup, but thats about it.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn F2P Rumor
5. Re: Battleborn F2P Rumor Sep 29, 2016, 20:27 Darks
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 19:36:
Randy mentioned on twitter that these rumours are false, and that they want to do a demo/trial instead

Sure, and Ill bet they also want to sell you beach front property in Arizona too.

Bait and Switch, watch out for it.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Announced
28. Re: Wasteland 3 Announced Sep 28, 2016, 22:09 Darks
 
I am all for Coop, if they add it ill support the game.  
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
10. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 26, 2016, 20:32 Darks
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 20:19:
Darks wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 20:16:
LOL, I knew it wouldn't be long before DS got on and shook the tree a bit.

You mean like this? Xmastree

LOL, yep!!
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
8. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 26, 2016, 20:16 Darks
 
nin wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 18:38:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 18:21:
Popcorn

Yeah, pass that on over!


LOL, I knew it wouldn't be long before DS got on and shook the tree a bit.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
54. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 17:34 Darks
 
descender wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 16:33:
Anyone who donates any money to any Kickstarter or publicly funded project is that same fool. You guys are just drawing squiggly lines around the projects that have worked out for you and the ones that didn't. It's all the same mistake.

I still don't understand why they don't just refund all the KS money and call that project dead. Can someone explain why they wouldn't do that? It's only like $3mil and completely irrelevant to the completion of the project at this point. It would seem that would save them a ridiculous amount of PR battle, most of you would have nothing left to complain about.

Is that how you clarify it? I've funded several projects, all of which until now has been completed. Roberts is supposed to be a very reputable person, but hes gone to great lengths to pretty much destroy that trust he had with most of the community.

And the reason they cant do that is because it would draw them into a legal battle they would not win.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
51. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 16:07 Darks
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 16:02:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 15:11:
You're delusional if you think that Kickstarter dates are absolutes.

No one ever said they were but it's already 2 years late with no foreseeable ACTUAL delivery date in sight. It's not rocket surgery at this point.

Thank you Cutter! My point exactly. Only a fool follows blindly, so now we know who the real fools are here.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
45. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 15:08 Darks
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 15:04:
Darks wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 14:51:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 13:54:
Darks wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 11:52:
This game was supposed to be delivered on around Nov of 2014 2 years after it was successfully funded on Nov 2012.

That's absolutely false. I don't remember there being a release date when I backed it, but it was pretty clear that this would be a looong time in the making.

You better go and check the Kick starter page again son. It clearly states the game was to be deliver around Nov 2014.

All I can see is that the pledges would be delivered in 2014. If you thought that this would mean the final game, I think the only person you should be mad at here is yourself. Everyone knew it would take a much longer time to make the game. What did you do, back it without even looking at it? If you didn't back it, why are you complaining? I don't need you to give me investment advice. I made it 4 years ago and it's raising in value.

You are so delusional, that date is not just for the pledges, its also for the delivery of the game. Do yourself a favor and go away, if you cant see the reality of this game and whats its become then your a lost cause.

And not once did I ever tell you to not support the game, I only merely pointed out the facts, something you seem to be in denial about.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
42. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 15:00 Darks
 
ShadyPete wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 12:52:
"At that point, Roberts says he “didn’t want to keep doing stretch goals, because you're just making stuff up that isn't core to what you want.” It wasn’t just Roberts who wanted the stretch goals to stop, as Paul Jones (the art director at CIG’s UK studio) told me. “There was one point when the money was going up so fast and the company was continuing with its policy of stretch goals"

going to call bullshit on this. roberts stated himself that this was his chance to build freelancer the way he wanted it. also roberts YOU are the policy maker. you could have stopped at any time but you didnt. they make it sound like "the company" is some sort of AI making decisions out of their control...

"What we're doing with Star Citizen is not that different from what I pitched for Freelancer in terms of the ambition, the scope, and the living universe. It just never got done [back then].”

and we all know why it didnt get done..


Just to add to what you are saying. Heres the main problem with this game and Roberts. The guy doesn't know when to quit. As the game grew in terms of money it was taking in, Roberts ambitions also grew out of proportion to the scope that he first envisioned for the game.

The guy envisioned making a great game and Im not going to fault him for that. But the problem was he just didn't know where to draw the line on when to stop feature creeping and when to stop on trying to implement all of the new Tech that kept changing over the course of this games development.

This is what has been dooming the game and delaying it from getting released. The guys needs to make a stance and stop with all the extra bullshit and get the game released.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
40. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 14:51 Darks
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 13:54:
Darks wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 11:52:
This game was supposed to be delivered on around Nov of 2014 2 years after it was successfully funded on Nov 2012.

That's absolutely false. I don't remember there being a release date when I backed it, but it was pretty clear that this would be a looong time in the making.

You better go and check the Kick starter page again son. It clearly states the game was to be deliver around Nov 2014.

Hers the page if you dont believe me.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig/star-citizen/description

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