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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
Total Comments 2562 (Senior)
User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 This Year
9. removed Jun 27, 2017, 12:54 Burrito of Peace
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
52. Re: Op Ed Jun 26, 2017, 08:23 Burrito of Peace
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 26, 2017, 00:03:
Assuming that's true, who was in charge?

jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2017, 03:10:
Really? Can you explain? Erin has been a fixture in the games industry for a couple decades now, and pretty successful. He's in change of SQ 42, and that's why I have confidence that it's going to come out okay.

Sure. Please remember that this was 15 years ago, though. At the time, I was initially working on Brute Force and Freelancer was on the other side of the offices. Chris Roberts was in England and Erin Roberts was running from pillar to post between both projects.

The feeling I got was that Erin Roberts was in way, way over his head. In hindsight it was very clear that he had had little to no project management experience previously. In both titles, there was some "A...no B! No...A+B...wait...back to A!" through a significant portion of development. On the Freelancer side, things didn't start to congeal until Adam Foshko and Jorg Neumann stepped in and took over the reigns. By that time, it felt more like salvaging a product to ship than actual development. Phil (who's last name I cannot remember) was supposed to be the producer but it really seemed he got squeezed out by the Roberts brothers.

There were a ton of things cut that were initially planned and while that is true of most games, these were things that were supposed to make Freelancer stand out from Privateer. Ship to ship docking, EVA traversal between the PC ship and derelict ships that were found to salvage (the ones you would later find in-game that you just shot to get them to drop their rare weapons/cargo), the Nomad systems were supposed to be a lot more "alive" with the final battle actually being fought against the whole structure as a sentient creature and not just a static art piece with some turrets and flexing buttholes, the player was supposed to find the Hispania and some of its people, there was at least an alpha version with super crappy sync issues, where you and a friend could co-pilot larger vessels with one person piloting and the other running the turrets, and I am sure more that I am missing/not remembering at 0700 with no caffeine.

The above were all cut because of poor project management. There was simply not enough manhours and milestone management to ensure that Freelancer lived up to 80% of its touted features and experience.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. Re: Op Ed Jun 25, 2017, 22:00 Burrito of Peace
 
As someone who worked on Freelancer, I find that mention of the title funny.

Chris Roberts didn't fuck it up, Erin Roberts did.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 23, 2017, 09:36 Burrito of Peace
 
NKD wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 20:00:
Hope they brought some Simulator games for Merkel, Germans love those.

I bet Prison Architect would be a huge hit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 21, 2017, 10:31 Burrito of Peace
 
This generation has pretty much guaranteed that I am going to be building an all AMD system. Prices, Intel's chipset/CPU fuckery, the mobo manufacturers having to rush boards to market because Intel jumped the gun on their own announcement, and Nvidia's problematic approach to Linux*.

*Which I am aware few people on this site give a shit about but since I use Linux for 90% of my usage, I do.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 20, 2017, 22:12 Burrito of Peace
 
This is the same guy behind Zero Sum Games, who fucked over buyers of both Star Drive and Star Drive 2 by just randomly dropping support and not addressing bugs that had been open since release. Just FYI.  
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News Comments > Black Mesa Delays Xen Again
9. Re: Black Mesa Delays Xen Again Jun 20, 2017, 16:38 Burrito of Peace
 
wtf_man wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 15:45:
...which a lot of folks also poo-poo.

Probably because most people are full of shit.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Delays Xen Again
2. Re: Black Mesa Delays Xen Again Jun 20, 2017, 12:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Bored <-This is my shocked face.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed
29. Re: Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed Jun 19, 2017, 08:01 Burrito of Peace
 
For me, GTAV was one of the most boring games I have ever played. All the characters were unlikable and I found the story boring as Hell. Not even the much vaunted torture scene moved my EQ needle at all. It does not matter to me how technically awesome something is if it is not engaging.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2017, 19:33 Burrito of Peace
 
RenownWolf wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 13:22:
I only realised it was Vir because of the stories section... maybe I am not old enough as I had never heard of Animal House.

You're not missing anything. It's one of those movies that you're told "YOU TOTALLY HAVE TO WATCH IT BECAUSE IT'S SOOO FUNNY" and then you watch it and realize the world, culture, and society have moved on since then and what you're watching is a bunch of people acting like assholes.


RIP Moon Faced Assassin of Joy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 15, 2017, 22:29 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 21:31:
pfSense is starting to look better and better, hopefully it's backdoors are smaller. Blank

pfsense is a great router distro that can run on a bunch of devices. I have mine running on a dedicated fanless box with four NICs (WAN, VLAN1, VLAN2, and VLAN3). It gets updated quite frequently but if you want more eyes to detect any potential backdoors, take a look at OPNSense which is a fork of pfSense and is open source.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer
10. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Jun 15, 2017, 13:39 Burrito of Peace
 
NKD wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 13:35:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 13:30:
I wonder when Ilsa will show up in a Wolfenstein game.

Pretty sure they are going with this version.

Weak!
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer
7. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Jun 15, 2017, 13:30 Burrito of Peace
 
I wonder when Ilsa will show up in a Wolfenstein game.  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous The Return Patch Plans
30. Re: Elite Dangerous The Return Patch Plans Jun 15, 2017, 12:43 Burrito of Peace
 
Numinar wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 12:03:
I started about a year ago and there were quite a few tutorial missions telling you how to pilot, fight and trade and they added a team deathmatch mode that is good for practicing combat without losing your insurance/ship as well. The refitting system was the most obtuse for me and took a while to work out, but that seems to have gotten better as well.

Awesome! I'll have to redownload it and check it out then. Thank you!
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Return to Olethros Launches
6. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Return to Olethros Launches Jun 15, 2017, 07:54 Burrito of Peace
 
This game is heresy. Pray that an Exterminatus is called.  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous The Return Patch Plans
27. Re: Elite Dangerous The Return Patch Plans Jun 15, 2017, 07:52 Burrito of Peace
 
ED is one of those games that should be right in my wheelhouse. Unfortunately, the lack of proper tutorials (the last time I played a year and a half ago) killed my interest. I don't count "Go watch four hours of YouTube videos" as a proper tutorial, either. I'm not looking for hand-holding through the game, but at least take the time to give a solid framework for how the game mechanics themselves work.  
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Free Expansion in August
3. Re: Conan Exiles Free Expansion in August Jun 14, 2017, 12:08 Burrito of Peace
 
I love the Conan world (at least Howard's version of it) and I was bitterly disappointed in Age of Conan. I, too, am waiting on recent reviews as I would like it to be more than a dick growth simulator.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 14, 2017, 11:18 Burrito of Peace
 
90 WHOLE degrees? Might as well be living on the sun!

/Goes back outside where it's 92 degrees at 1018 with an expected heat index of over 100 by 2pm.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Trailer
6. Re: Far Cry 5 Trailer Jun 13, 2017, 13:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Laying waste to violent fundamentalist religious nutjobs? SIGN ME UP!  
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News Comments > Skull & Bones Announced
1. Re: Skull & Bones Announced Jun 12, 2017, 21:39 Burrito of Peace
 
So the best parts of AC: Black Flag?  
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