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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel 3570K Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
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Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
Total Comments 20502 (Jedi)
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News Comments > EA Financials
8. Re: EA Financials Nov 1, 2017, 04:14 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 22:42:
Jerykk wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 22:23:
BF1 sold 23 million copies? Or am I just misinterpreting that statement?

Who the fuck knows, they could be including people who participated in the beta and didn't buy retail, or people who did the 10-hour Access trial thingy.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was the best selling Battlefield game though, back in the BF2 days I was just counting the days until the majority of FPS gamers saw how much more fun this franchise is than something like CoD. The numbers tend to reflect this trend.

BF games tend to get heavily discounted pretty quickly. That's got to result in more sales, even if it doesn't produce more revenue.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer
20. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer Oct 31, 2017, 23:33 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 19:11:
I think it was the patch that they released introducing the "Endor on fire" free map that had support for full bot support on the "Walker Assault" game mode. It might have only been that map when the patch came out, but I think was eventually extended to all of the big 40-man PvP maps.

The "Challenge" stuff I remember, that was on launch, as was just the small infantry-only maps. When they supported the 40-man maps it was with full vehicle support. Getting into an AT-AT and blasting through one of those maps was kinda fun.

Regardless, we've already played the bot support (full teams of AI) in SWBF2 in the beta a month ago. And we've only had a taste, looks like there are going to be several bot modes on launch, possibly more added for free later.

Go to know. Thanks, Slick.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 23:08 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 18:13:
Interesting that Netflix is suspending HoC production when it's the last season. Spacey probably has a contract where he gets paid regardless, so suspending production really only hurts the production crew. I wonder if something forced their hand, like maybe some people are refusing to work with Spacey.

This was my thought. This production involves hundreds of people. For an event that happened decades ago. You're really hurting a lot of people by doing this.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 31, 2017, 22:56 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 20:58:
Driving sucks and the people doing it suck, let the computers handle it.

+1

Can't wait for my self-driving car. Now, if I could just get a robot to cook, wash the dishes, and do the laundry...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Oct 31, 2017, 19:11 jdreyer
 
That headline and this thread are comedy gold.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 18:42 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 18:15:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 04:02:

Didn't FEMA approve the contract? Why would they agree to that?

Also, that wouldn't hold up in court, IMO.

I dunno but we gotta fix this.

Your appointment to FEMA should be finalized within the week.

Who did you pay off, and how much was it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 18:27 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 18:08:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:21:
Scientists can't explain a 'worrying' rise in methane levels.

Gee, I wonder what it could be.

Uh, I imagine the idea here is that it increased more than they projected, rather than that they are surprised methane is being produced.
I've read several articles over the past few years about how X or Y was producing ZZ% more methane waste than they thought: livestock, the petroleum industry, landfills, etc. I'm sure that we're on the brink of another one of these "revelations." It's just so obvious that we're creating a positive feedback loop, especially with the Canadian and Russian tundra, that it's going to be basically impossible to put the brakes on the GW train.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer
16. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer Oct 31, 2017, 18:23 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 17:08:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 16:43:
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:26:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:23:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 14:56:
(snip, although completely justified rant)

None of this is any consequence though because it's Star Wars!

PRE-ORDERED!!!!!

If only there were a configurable bot mode...

uhh, there is? I don't know how configurable it is, as most of it was locked out in the beta, but there's definitely several different bot difficulty modes.

The original had a few maps with bots, but the vast majority were multiplayer only. I haven't heard that the new one is any different, have you?

Lol, those of us that played the beta for SWBF2 have already played at least two of the bot modes, it was under the game mode "arcade" which housed all of the bot content.

Again, most of these modes were greyed out "for launch" but the ones on offer contained a full bot mode (ie. 2 teams full of AI, for solo, co-op, or 1v1 against a friend [you and friend each on opposing teams with 15 or so other bots on each team]). There was another that was you being a hero and having a certain amount of time to get X kills. In the beta's case you played as Darth Maul and it was pretty fun for a bot mode.

Again, most of the options were greyed out, so wait for reviews or streams at launch to see the extent of it, but it seems to be launching will a full complement of ze bots.

As for the first (remake) SWBF in 2015, it didn't have any bot modes on launch, but they patched it in later on, about 3-6 months later with some of the free map packs they released. It eventually included full bots for I believe every MP map.

I haven't played 2015 BF in about a year, but I'm pretty sure that only the "challenge" modes or whatever had bot support. None of the full MP maps did. I'll have to log in and see when I get home tonight.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer
15. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer Oct 31, 2017, 18:21 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 17:37:
One thing you have to give DICE, is that they've used the in-game rendering engine for all of their "machinima"-style promo videos going back over 10 years. ie. They don't blow 10 million on a pre-rendered CG sequence that looks NOTHING like the actual game.

Anyone remember the BF2 official trailer?

Yup, I'll tip my hat. Their trailers are amazing.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer
11. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer Oct 31, 2017, 16:43 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:26:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:23:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 14:56:
(snip, although completely justified rant)

None of this is any consequence though because it's Star Wars!

PRE-ORDERED!!!!!

If only there were a configurable bot mode...

uhh, there is? I don't know how configurable it is, as most of it was locked out in the beta, but there's definitely several different bot difficulty modes.

The original had a few maps with bots, but the vast majority were multiplayer only. I haven't heard that the new one is any different, have you?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer
10. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer Oct 31, 2017, 16:42 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:25:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 14:56:
We haven't even touched on the small maps and mind numbing repetition, there's nothing to give the battles flow to other parts of a map. In Battlefied games there's often variation in where the battle ends up concentrated and it can change just enough to break up the monotony.

It's not battlefield. That's a good thing. People were pissed enough from the first Battlefront (remake) game where they just said it was "reskinned battlefield" (it wasn't, but people were still pissed at this invisible slight).

Huh, I heard the opposite about Battlefront when it came out a couple of years ago: "Why didn't they make it more like Battlefield?"
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 15:26 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 12:06:
The numbers continue to highlight a huge swath of people who don't watch sports, and are tired of paying for it. ESPN's been losing 2-4% of its subscriber base annually, with one recent survey suggesting that 56% of consumers would drop ESPN in a heartbeat if it meant saving the estimated $8 more the channel costs cable subscribers each and every month.

Exactly, why should people pay to subsidize shit they don't watch? This is just another clear illustration of out of whack major league sports and its associated costs are with most of society. Everything from salaries to public funding and subsidies of stadiums and sports channels to the absurd cost of sports merchandise which is virtually all licensing fees. Time for all those multi-billionaires and millionaires to take a reality check and a huge pay cut if they want to survive.

Because old white guys own and run everything, that's why.
 
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News Comments > Plutocracy Announced
2. Re: Plutocracy Announced Oct 31, 2017, 15:25 jdreyer
 
Zoopster wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 12:09:
I thought we were already living in a plutocracy...

It's not by accident that the character in the game resembles Don Jr.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer
6. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer Oct 31, 2017, 15:23 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 14:56:
(snip, although completely justified rant)

None of this is any consequence though because it's Star Wars!

PRE-ORDERED!!!!!

If only there were a configurable bot mode...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 15:21 jdreyer
 
Scientists can't explain a 'worrying' rise in methane levels.

Gee, I wonder what it could be.

1) Melting permafrost?

2) Leaks from fracking?

3) Ever increasing livestock production, especially beef?

4) The ever-increasing number of methane-producing landfills?

5) All of the above?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 14:57 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 14:39:
Steam Link arrived from the crazy $1.00 deal - didn't think that would go through, but it is here and eager to try it out. I will currently try it over wireless, as the contractor hasn't been here yet to wire the whole house up.

I'd be curious to know how it works. I keep the gaming machine in the living room, and have it connected to the big TV via HDMI cable. Be nice to have options.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 14:55 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 12:15:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 10:28:
The drifting women story keeps getting weirder. They also had a sat phone but dropped it in the water. Yeah right.

Is this a social media publicity stunt, a book writing deal or a movie rights funding scam.
#rescue #feminism
Not beating a dead horse because this horse ain't dead, yet.
In this video Jennifer Appel says "Had they not been able to locate us we would have been dead in 24 hours."
Whereas the Follow-Up link blue posted has this: “We asked why during this course of time did they not activate the EPIRB. She had stated they never felt like they were truly in distress, like in a 24-hour period they were going to die,” said Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle, who was on the call to the AP with Carr.
Ignoring the "storm they encountered", obvious health of the women and 2 dogs including lack of weight loss, this story doe not jibe in my book. But I could be wrong.

Yeah, it's starting to take on that Balloon Boy smell.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 14:54 jdreyer
 
Blue wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 13:08:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 12:09:
Blue, are you going to get moved before the end of the year? Seems like the process has been taking a bit longer than you'd have thought...

At this point I'd say we won't, we seem to be perpetually a couple of weeks away from putting the house on the market. I've grown to realize that MrsBlue is actually being an obstruction at this point because of her misgivings about this all. So I've decided that the only way to keep this from making me crazy is to do my best to facilitate, but to go with the flow and not let it make me crazy. It'll all work out in the end.

Heh, so once you've got the house all spruced up, she's reticent to sell it?

There's also the whole "we've got 20 years in this community" aspect.
 
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News Comments > Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out
1. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 14:47 jdreyer
 
I watched that trailer and still have no idea what the game play is for this game. Just drive through the wilderness? Haul logs from one place to another? Are there missions? How do I acquire new vehicles?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 31, 2017, 14:41 jdreyer
 
Razer Phone leaks with monstrous specs including 120Hz display, 4000mAh battery, dual cameras, and more.

It will be the best Minecraft PE device ever!
 
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