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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
71. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 22, 2017, 05:39 OpticNerve
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 18:08:
Fell out of my chair last night watching the Warriors game on TNT. There is a series using the "We're only human after all, We're only human after all", song as part of the promo.

I've been hearing that fucking song everywhere lately for various shows and commercials. I swear it's haunting me for talking shit about it in the ME:A trailer...
 
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News Comments > etc.
15. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2017, 18:11 OpticNerve
 
I'm between both views. ME:A's shoddy-looking faces and bad lip-syncing does deserve criticism because it's a step-back in terms of quality compared to the previous Mass Effect games. Mass Effect fans expected better from Bioware. And don't forget that the previous games sometimes had shoddy-looking faces and animation as well. But stalking and bullying an animator like a childish internet creeper is not cool at all and goes way beyond some harsh criticism in a message board.

As for Bethesda, everyone who's played a Bethesda game using that dated-as-hell Gamebryo engine knows that they're going to get a game that has horrible animations (and not JUST for the faces, but overall bad) and wooden NPCs. But I also understand why Bethesda keeps milking the shit out of that engine. They know everything about that engine by now and it allows people to mod the shit out of it. And the game will STILL sell like crazy.

Imagine an Elder Scrolls or Fallout game that had a completely new (and buggy of course - this is Bethesda after all) engine but only allowed limited modding? Knowing how the internet community acts, (probably the same group of people who like to stalk and bully female animators) they would get their pitchforks and rip apart Bethesda. Fans expect certain things from an Elder Scrolls/Fallout Bethesda game by now and as much as it sucks to say, not many game engines allow the amount of generic and easy modding freedom that the Gamebryo allows for the general public.

Why potentially risk all of that when they can just stick the the tried and true and still break sales records on Steam? I personally hate that Bethesda doesn't have the balls to risk using a completely brand new engine (my friends and I are always joking about how shitty the animations will probably be whenever a new Bethesda game is announced) but from a business standpoint, I can understand why they're sticking with the same shitty engine when people keep buying their games and modding the shit out of it.

In a roundabout way, fans also expect certain things when it comes to a Mass Effect game. They expect Biotic Charge, Krogans, a dramatic space opera and good-to-decent-looking conversation scenes. If even one of those were lacking, fans would throw a hissy-fit just like they're currently doing.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
25. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 11, 2017, 06:02 OpticNerve
 
Yeah that's a horrible song choice.

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
12. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2017, 22:53 OpticNerve
 
But both pale in comparison to The Last Starfighter.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
9. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2017, 21:35 OpticNerve
 
I blame my impulse pre-order of ME:A solely on the binge watching of the sci-fi show, The Expanse. After catching up on it, I have a really big urge to play a game where you fly around in a space ship with a varied crew of miscreants (preferably Belters) and get into all kinds of kaka felota.  
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News Comments > Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy Launches
7. Re: Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy Launches Feb 22, 2017, 23:14 OpticNerve
 
Although I have yet to play it, my friend whom I played NWN with has been playing the Shards Online beta (http://shardsonline.com) and said that it reminds him a lot of Neverwinter Nights mixed in with Ultima Online.

Players can host their own servers and can modify a lot of the game assets (modifying/create skills, stats etc.) as well as including a Dungeon Master mode and an editor to craft your server world. It's still in early access but supposedly it'll arrive on Steam so I think this game will be a bit more known when that happens.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 25, 2016, 18:35 OpticNerve
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 16:16:
I'm sorely tempted, but I hear the grind is insane in that game, with randomized drops, etc. How badly do you feel that affects the game, if at all?

It was initially quite frustratingly grindy and the RNG pretty much screwed you over constantly.

BUT that has changed a bit with the various crafting systems and bounty board system that they've added. They've introduced different ways of crafting various class-based melee or ranged gear, allowed you to tier-step gear of a certain type as well as re-roll gear mods and percentages. With the Bounty Board, you can do contracts and bounties to get gems and keys which you need to unlock various daily (some really good) gear.

It still does have a random RNGness to what you'll get but if you do the various bounties and salvage junk gear, you'll end up with plenty of various gems to craft, and reroll with. With both systems in the game, the absurd grindy RNG of loot is a lot more bearable now.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
32. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 18:56 OpticNerve
 
Indy games on sale I'd also recommend:

- How to Survive 2: ($4.50 - http://store.steampowered.com/app/360170/)
A really fun zombie survival arpg that has a 4 player co-op.

- Space Pirates And Zombies 2 aka. SPAZ 2: ($12.99 - http://store.steampowered.com/app/252470/)
A mix between Space Rangers 2 (top down over-world map and factions) with a fun 2.5D naval-like combat system (similar to Rebel Galaxy). The great thing is that you build your battleship piece by piece and that affects many things in regards to your weapon arcs, turn speed, etc.
 
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News Comments > Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Announced
3. Re: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Announced Dec 2, 2016, 16:42 OpticNerve
 
I wonder if this'll be based off of the stupid comic book version of GotG, the enjoyable movie version or a hybrid of both like in the cartoon.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free GotY Upgrade on GOG.com
10. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free GotY Upgrade on GOG.com Nov 30, 2016, 17:52 OpticNerve
 
Overon wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 17:31:
The GOTY edition description on GOG reads in part:
" Features all technical and visual updates as well as a new user interface completely redesigned on the basis of feedback from members of the Witcher Community."
What does that mean exactly? Can I get this interface without getting the GOTY?

Once again I could be 100% wrong but if I remember correctly, a lot of previous Witcher 3 patches added a bunch of UI, inventory and QoL tweaks and fixes due to player feedback so that blurb could be about those changes.

I've been checking the official Witcher 3 forums and everyone's saying that the only difference between the GotY version and normal version + 2 expansions is that there's one simple GotY-version installer rather than a bunch of individual installers (2 expansions + a bunch of free DLC) for the regular version.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free GotY Upgrade on GOG.com
7. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free GotY Upgrade on GOG.com Nov 30, 2016, 15:06 OpticNerve
 
Although I'm not 100% sure, I think that the only difference between the normal version + DLCs and the GotY edition is that the GotY version would only be one simple install compared to the current hassle of installing the vanilla game + 2 expansions + the bazillion free DLCs one by one for the normal version.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
7. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 16, 2016, 04:50 OpticNerve
 
ViRGE wrote on Oct 16, 2016, 03:09:
Interesting. I haven't seen any of them. Any examples on YouTube or such?

A compilation of the ones released so far. The first 3 scenes are from the base game and the remaining two are from the expansions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjG61DoDzN8
 
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News Comments > ARK Expansion
16. Re: ARK Expansion Sep 2, 2016, 05:05 OpticNerve
 
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/170832/trendy-vs-ark-lawsuit-settled

This is most likely why this expansion exists before the base game is even out of early access. Gotta recoup $40 mill somehow and sales for the base game have probably stagnated.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2016, 04:14 OpticNerve
 
This made me laugh *last episode spoiler btw*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvFF2GEKAwg  
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News Comments > Overwatch Hits 10M; Launches Balance Patch
10. Re: Overwatch Hits 10M; Launches Balance Patch Jun 15, 2016, 03:29 OpticNerve
 
If I remember correctly, McCree's Fan the Hammer doesn't do headshot damage, just his normal single shot. BUT what good pre-nerf McCrees would do is to stun, Fan, roll and then Fan again. That would murder any Tank if most of the shots connected.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Launches
24. Re: Overwatch Launches May 24, 2016, 14:45 OpticNerve
 
MattyC wrote on May 24, 2016, 07:18:
I haven't had a chance to play with a good Reinhardt and a good Bastion before, but as a Mercy player I will say that while Bastion + Mercy is quite strong it feels like that is just a player issue. It reminds me a lot of when TF2 first came out. Good heavy medic combos are still strong now, but plenty of people called it 'too strong' until... well public servers finally got the memo.

Hah, saw this version last night on Reddit: Overwatch memo
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Open Beta Early Access
8. Re: Overwatch Open Beta Early Access May 3, 2016, 18:18 OpticNerve
 
Bastion is certainly the "pub-stomper" class of Overwatch at the moment. Most competitive multiplayer games with classes tend to have one or two of these (ie. Nova was an easy-to-use pub-stomper in HotS when the game was first released or the Heavy + Medic combo in TF2).

As Sepharo mentioned, he can be countered though and I do think that Blizzard is going to tone down his damage a bit. As the community matures, I'm thinking that he'll be used less and less in ranked matches (ie. Nova once again) since there are other characters who can do what he does as well as provide more utility to the team.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer
21. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Apr 29, 2016, 07:32 OpticNerve
 
The Pyro wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 21:13:
The game looks fine, though I think their trailer editing/voiceover is boring

Is it just me, or do the lip movements look worse than the previous game?

That bugged me as well.

"Everything looks great but why is the lip-syncing so goddamn awful?" was what was constantly running in my head while watching this trailer. Like the other poster said, hopefully this is just an early version.
 
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News Comments > The Division Beta Extended
11. Re: The Division Beta Extended Feb 1, 2016, 13:49 OpticNerve
 
Posted this in the other Division thread:

About the Division Hacks

My friend and I ran across an aimbotter last night in the Dark Zone.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
6. Re: Morning Previews Feb 1, 2016, 13:34 OpticNerve
 
There's also the case that some people are already using hacks during the Division PC beta.

A friend and I were insta-headshotted at extreme ranges by a sub-machine-using guy in the PVP Dark Zone. Initially I was just suspicious and figured that he got really lucky, but once I looked at the left-side recap dialog, I saw that he was constantly killing and headshotting a mass amount of other players and not a single person/team killed him. Ran across him again by myself later on and it was just obvious that he was using an aimbot now that I was paying attention.

If Ubisoft doesn't do something about this kind of stuff, it's just going to ruin the PVP aspect of the game.

About the Division Hacks

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