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Rick Francis
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Creator of the Neverwinter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 27, 2020, 12:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2020, 12:54
Oct 27, 2020, 12:54
 
Ahh yes, Rune has a very special place in my heart. It was the first game I modded and made playable for 4 players Coop. I even had the support of Human Head at the time while making the mod. Got to know those guys really well.

Really sad to see how HH turned out.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 25, 2020, 15:28
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 25, 2020, 15:28
Oct 25, 2020, 15:28
 
Another reason why you should not buy an Oculus. So pathetic that this hardware is locked down to FB, especially seeing how they go ban happy on accounts. This should be a complete separate system to handle this hardware.
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Re: Epic Games Store Halloween Sale 2020
Oct 22, 2020, 20:38
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Re: Epic Games Store Halloween Sale 2020 Oct 22, 2020, 20:38
Oct 22, 2020, 20:38
 
I get better sales from CPY.
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Re: Rune II Lawsuit Alleges Sabotage
Oct 22, 2020, 18:39
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Re: Rune II Lawsuit Alleges Sabotage Oct 22, 2020, 18:39
Oct 22, 2020, 18:39
 
roguebanshee wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 14:11:
Darks wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 12:34:
roguebanshee wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 10:35:
aka_STEVE wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 07:29:
Just because they sound completely paranoid doesn't mean they are wrong.
If people don't believe big company, upper management don't act subversive against competitors in any way, shape or form .... then you haven't been reading news for the past 100 years +
Once you start going "Major company set out to sabotage our game post-release so it wouldn't compete with their game that doesn't even have an official release year." (at the time of the actions) you start sounding as credible as Flat Earthers. Part of their allegations is that ZeniMax/Bethesda were doing this to prevent Rune 2 (and any potential future games/DLC in the franchise) from competing for market share with The Elder Scrolls 6.

While I don't think ZeniMax/Bethesda have been the best of companies, that part of the allegations sounds far more like paranoid conspiracy theory and/or trying to cover for their own failings than anything that has a root in reality.

Your delusional, Is it paranoid when Human Head took the Source Code and then refused to give it to Ragnarok until they forced the issues with a lawsuit?

Seriously you are clueless and have no idea what you are talking about.
You really have not read anything in the actual claims in the complaint, have you?

You're just going with the narrative they're trying to put forth about constantly being sabotaged to keep the game from being a success. While they have some reasonable claims, others like ZeniMax/Bethseda having done this as a long term plan to keep Rune from being a successful franchise are so stupidly outlandish that you'd have to be wearing a full suit of tinfoil to fall for it.

I'm going to say this just once you can stop right now. I happen to know people associated with both studios. I've been close friends with some of these people for many years and happen to know some of the behind the scenes shit that was going on, So you can just shut up right now. again you don't know a damn thing about this. All you are doing is assuming.

While your at it maybe you should watch this and get educated.

https://youtu.be/IWOa09iyj1M
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Re: Rune II Lawsuit Alleges Sabotage
Oct 22, 2020, 12:34
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Re: Rune II Lawsuit Alleges Sabotage Oct 22, 2020, 12:34
Oct 22, 2020, 12:34
 
roguebanshee wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 10:35:
aka_STEVE wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 07:29:
Just because they sound completely paranoid doesn't mean they are wrong.
If people don't believe big company, upper management don't act subversive against competitors in any way, shape or form .... then you haven't been reading news for the past 100 years +
Once you start going "Major company set out to sabotage our game post-release so it wouldn't compete with their game that doesn't even have an official release year." (at the time of the actions) you start sounding as credible as Flat Earthers. Part of their allegations is that ZeniMax/Bethesda were doing this to prevent Rune 2 (and any potential future games/DLC in the franchise) from competing for market share with The Elder Scrolls 6.

While I don't think ZeniMax/Bethesda have been the best of companies, that part of the allegations sounds far more like paranoid conspiracy theory and/or trying to cover for their own failings than anything that has a root in reality.

Your delusional, Is it paranoid when Human Head took the Source Code and then refused to give it to Ragnarok until they forced the issues with a lawsuit?

Seriously you are clueless and have no idea what you are talking about.
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Re: Rune II Lawsuit Alleges Sabotage
Oct 22, 2020, 10:33
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Re: Rune II Lawsuit Alleges Sabotage Oct 22, 2020, 10:33
Oct 22, 2020, 10:33
 
roguebanshee wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 05:20:
Darks wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 21:11:
So, don't go giving the Ragnarok devs a hard time, they have been very open about their intentions for the game and very forthright.
If you dig into the allegations they put forth, it reads more like "Everyone else conspired to make us fail, we didn't fail at all." than something reasonable.

You do understand that Ragnarok, funded Human Head to make the game right? After it fell apart the way it did they took over development of the game. HH totally is responsible for the way the game turned out. Which is why Ragnarok demanded the Source Code be retuned too them because they owned it and they funded the development of the game.
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Re: Rune II Lawsuit Alleges Sabotage
Oct 21, 2020, 21:11
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Re: Rune II Lawsuit Alleges Sabotage Oct 21, 2020, 21:11
Oct 21, 2020, 21:11
 
Bill Borre wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 20:10:
When your game fails call the lawyers.

That depends on if the people you were backing sabotaged your game like HH did.

And that's exactly what happend, I still cant believe HH did this crap. The guys at Ragnarok games have every right to be upset on how this all went down. HH withholding the Source Code was just the tip of the iceberg on all the shady bullshit that went down.

The Devs have been working their butts off to rebuild the game and fix all of the issues HH left the game terrible stat in. They have been holding up their end of all those promises that were given out about the games features and now bringing it to Steam in a few weeks with an new Coop Campaign that can now be hosted within the game and not by using external files to privately host your own Coop games.

So, don't go giving the Ragnarok devs a hard time, they have been very open about their intentions for the game and very forthright.

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Re: Solasta: Crown of the Magister Early Access
Oct 21, 2020, 18:57
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Re: Solasta: Crown of the Magister Early Access Oct 21, 2020, 18:57
Oct 21, 2020, 18:57
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 18:11:
Darks wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 12:50:
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 12:40:
Looks good. Anyone playing it?

Download the demo if you want to check it out.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qhj1MmqUzDUFLJsC3z35UpnrI0fsUuSZ/view

Its got some nice touches, some that are better then BG3, but both games could learn from each other.

Thanks Darks!

Edit: There's a password required to open the RAR.

it should be cs.rin.ru see if that works, and it was on Steam, not sure why its not here but this is the only want I know of now.

Update: Tested that password, it does work.

This comment was edited on Oct 21, 2020, 19:16.
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Re: Fallout 76 Free Week
Oct 21, 2020, 14:14
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Re: Fallout 76 Free Week Oct 21, 2020, 14:14
Oct 21, 2020, 14:14
 
The game has gone through a lot of changes and very good updates. its actually a much better game now and there was a review of the game a few weeks ago that stated the game is now good.

I'm a long time fan and played all of the fallouts, I actually like the game now in its current state.

And someone making a comment not even free is just asinine to say.

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Re: Solasta: Crown of the Magister Early Access
Oct 21, 2020, 12:50
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Re: Solasta: Crown of the Magister Early Access Oct 21, 2020, 12:50
Oct 21, 2020, 12:50
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 12:40:
Looks good. Anyone playing it?

Download the demo if you want to check it out.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qhj1MmqUzDUFLJsC3z35UpnrI0fsUuSZ/view

Its got some nice touches, some that are better then BG3, but both games could learn from each other.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 20, 2020, 14:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2020, 14:54
Oct 20, 2020, 14:54
 
That looks like Cate Archer on the top of the Blues logo. Is that her Blues?
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Patch Revoked
Oct 14, 2020, 22:26
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Patch Revoked Oct 14, 2020, 22:26
Oct 14, 2020, 22:26
 
That patch was revoked yesterday, they have already released a new patch fixing everything.
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Re: On Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access
Oct 13, 2020, 21:55
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Re: On Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Oct 13, 2020, 21:55
Oct 13, 2020, 21:55
 
Slick wrote on Oct 13, 2020, 21:50:
So what the fuck am I missing here?

Who is paying to play a SP RPG in an unfinished state? You only get one crack at it. Remember when that version of that old wolverine movie leaked online like 15 years ago before they had finished rendering all the CG for the fight scenes? It was like half the movie wasn't finished. I watched it, and was like: "wow, what an utter piece of shit". Years later I saw the finished version, and while it didn't make it a great movie, it became totally watchable, and even something that I would have had a lot of fun going to the theatre to see. I was always mad at myself for having ruined it so utterly horribly for myself.

So these are the "die hard" day-0 fans of the series who will be getting the worst possible experience (outside of closed testing) with the game they love so much.

I don't get it.

Trust me, still to playing dominos if you are really asking this question.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 9, 2020, 14:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2020, 14:48
Oct 9, 2020, 14:48
 
Happy Birthday Blues!!
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Re: OUTRIDERS Delayed
Oct 9, 2020, 13:08
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Re: OUTRIDERS Delayed Oct 9, 2020, 13:08
Oct 9, 2020, 13:08
 
I'm actually glad its delayed, there are so many games coming out in the next few months that I had no time to mess wit them all, this is a good thing!!
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans
Oct 7, 2020, 14:22
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans Oct 7, 2020, 14:22
Oct 7, 2020, 14:22
 
Nullity wrote on Oct 7, 2020, 13:34:
How is the combat compared to DoS2? From every video I've seen (before the alpha), it seemed pretty much identical.

Combat is very similar, but feels more refined and better. More a feeling like DnD is.

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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans
Oct 7, 2020, 12:22
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans Oct 7, 2020, 12:22
Oct 7, 2020, 12:22
 
Flo wrote on Oct 7, 2020, 09:47:
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 7, 2020, 09:36:
Have fun testing this Alpha testers!

On that note, is the game (so far) any good? Do you think it will live up to the hype? (Please no spoilers) Thanks.
I played the prologue yesterday and here's my take:

  • Intro CGI sequence is awesome
  • cool char generation embedded into intro
  • graphics are very good, nice transition from cut scene / dialogue to game world and back
  • art style seemed good where Original Sin was just too "cartoonish" for me
  • combat was easy to pick up
  • some nice skill checks / decisions in the first hour, not sure I want to see the D20 die roll, though

While I swore to myself to never touch a fantasy RPG again after Witcher 3 (it was just too good) I actually want to play this now.

^ This plus way more.

The Char creation is just awesome. I spent at least 20 mins getting my char where I wanted her.

BTW, the stats they released a while back on the race traits and skills was all wrong, its now correct in the game. Was so glad to see that fixed.

The story and game play so far and been nothing but Awesome DnD.

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Re: New ZeniMax Game Engine Confirmed
Oct 6, 2020, 19:03
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Re: New ZeniMax Game Engine Confirmed Oct 6, 2020, 19:03
Oct 6, 2020, 19:03
 
Well, if this is true, that means the new Elder Scrolls will be using this engine.

Cant wait to see some screen shots of that ones they show them.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins
Oct 6, 2020, 16:21
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins Oct 6, 2020, 16:21
Oct 6, 2020, 16:21
 
The Relentless wrote on Oct 6, 2020, 14:59:
I just want to thank all those who will be beta testing this for those of us that will be waiting for the 1.0 release. Thank you.

I take donations! You can start now.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins
Oct 6, 2020, 14:20
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins Oct 6, 2020, 14:20
Oct 6, 2020, 14:20
 
Steams site is getting hammer right now. many out there trying to buy a coop. they had some issues earlier with the purchasing system. Kept failing giving errors. I was after about an hour able to get my copy.

Cant play it until I get home later. Should be really good. anyone buys a copy and wants to get some Coop going let me know.
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