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News Comments > Dark Souls III Released
6. Re: Dark Souls III Released Apr 12, 2016, 13:24 Rilcon
Expect crashes. Many people, myself included, crash whenever they get near a bonfire.  
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News Comments > GZ3Doom Oculus Rift Support
1. Re: GZ3Doom Oculus Rift Support Apr 11, 2016, 13:44 Rilcon
I've never experienced motion sickness and I think I'm getting motion sickness just thinking about this.  
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
84. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2016, 22:28 Rilcon
something something redpill, something something /pol/, something something reddit...

Gods, this is why I hate this sort of garbage. Everyone that thought Beamdog fucked up over this is now shoved into the same group as this guy is. It's kinda fucking depressing.
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
57. Re: Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints Apr 7, 2016, 23:38 Rilcon
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 23:07:
Rilcon wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 20:49:
Also jfc stop shoving the term "SJW" everywhere, it's idiotic. There's no grand "SJW conspiracy" and the term barely means anything these days compared to what it used to.

You should spend more time watching what goes on at your local high school or university then. I think my favorite sjw garbage right now is shoving "how privileged are you assignments" on students, who are in grade 6. Of course all that privlidge stuff makes it very clear that if you're "white" or "male" or "hetrosexual" that's a bad thing. Gotta start that indoctrination young.

And to the person asking about "when did GG start" that would have been in the last week of August in 2014. DA:I November 2014, and no one like now gave a shit. And in this case, GG didn't give a shit either. But those hardcore BG fans, lore fans, and minsc fans? Holy shit balls, did they give a shit. You're welcome, it was that non-involved group of people who got involved, and many of them also joined GG. Mainly because dick weasels decided to label anyone who disagreed with the "holy transgender" and "shitty line" were automatically GG. You retards that were pushing that continue to be their best recruitment method.

edit: And if you think this was a backlash? Well this has been floating around for a couple of days now. This is the same author who wrote the trans lifestory. If you think that people are livid now, wait until they see them wanting to touch and "enhance" Planescape. Up next: Morte will go on a 12 page expose about how he's really a Apache attack helicopter, but was shot down over the swamps of Florida, and that's the only reason he's a floating skull now.

"SJW" used to imply actual malice, ie. using social justice as an excuse to be an asshole, saying you care about X, but really only to get a pat on the back. These days the term is tossed around so much it vaguely applies to anyone left of /pol/. And by conspiracy I mean Grand Wizard Sarkeesian herself calling people up for secret meetings to discuss how to topple The Patriarchy; it's just an overall increase in the number of dumb and loud people along with an increase in manipulative assholes, "true believers" or not. And it kinda goes both ways, really; even a place so often associated with "SJWs" as Tumblr is slowly filling up with "alt right", neonazis, "traditionalists", and other assorted really pleasant people.

As for DA:I, I can't personally remember there being any major hub-bub about it in general, or Krem in particular. I do remember some random forum posts somewhere complaining that the writing for them was bad, but given I didn't care much for Iron Bull I probably didn't get all the convo options or just glossed over them. AFAICR their gender wasn't brought up at all when talking to them.
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Content Pack
1. Re: Killing Floor 2 Content Pack Apr 7, 2016, 21:13 Rilcon
I got very confused at the wording, thought this was DLC for an early access game but is just the latest patch.

On the topic of "early access"... I've noticed a lot of games stay in that state for two years or more. It's a bit dodgy, really...
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
53. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2016, 20:49 Rilcon
Also jfc stop shoving the term "SJW" everywhere, it's idiotic. There's no grand "SJW conspiracy" and the term barely means anything these days compared to what it used to.  
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
52. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2016, 20:46 Rilcon
Task wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 18:33:

Pretty much this. It feels like a quick and cheap set-up to show "this game has a transgender character is thus diverse and progressive!", and that's it.

There are dozens of shopkeeps and temple minders the PC has met by this point, nevermind all the other random NPCs, and this is the first time that I can recall the PC thinks a name (or anything else of them) is interesting unless it's a lead to a quest or similar. And then there's how the convo carries on from there; like the first time the PC (and by extension the player) has ever heard about "trans" and it's being explained to a 3yo child in a daycare. The character can't chose snark or evil options here, your 50yo retrograde hick barbarian, your cleric of Bad Guys Co., your psychotic mage that just got done fireballing some children... they all respond with "oh, that's nice!".

Every playthrough of BG I carried the gender switch belt in my inventory because I thought it was neat and would someday be more than just a gag curse item, and it's not even brought up. The PC could offer to hand it over, mention it exists, trigger a quest, or just get some more interesting convo about how she could want the item or is fine as is... but nothing. I'm pretty sure it's one of the most recognizable and remembered BG items, more so than the pantaloons, the mirror shield, Kaangax' ring, or what have you, and suddenly it doesn't exist. You could be wearing the cursed thing right then and there, roleplaying a character that thinks the girdle is a gift from the gods, and it doesn't even matter.

Just, damn. If you want to make a character that's trans, do it properly. Do it so that the only way people could complain about it is exclusively because the character is trans. The way this has been done, you get the people that don't like the shoddy writing, the people that don't want the tokenization, and the people that are just bigots all lumped into one big bucket. I can't complain about this whole situation without others rolling their eyes and going "oh boy, another transphobe manlet".

The Minsc thing ... Ignoring it possibly being out of place or character or feelings towards the character, the whole "it's about ethics in blah" meme is just asking for trouble; there's no way they didn't know that poking fun, merited or not, towards what's ostensibly their core demographic (PC gamers replaying a 18yo 2nd edition D&D cRPG power fantasy that gives the player a literal god complex... that falls well inside of one of the three groups of people that come to mind when I think "gamergate") wouldn't get noticed. That's a spike they planted on the ground and decided to fall on for unknowable reasons, other than just signalling "we're progressive and hate toxic masculinity, misogyny, homophobia, etc.". Just let Minsc be Minsc, he's already the paragon of all that's good and just. Beamdog isn't some guys on a blog, they're trying to sell a highly non-essential product to people on the internet; antagonizing one of the louder (and in this likely larger and with the most disposable income) segments of your audience for the sake of a socio-political dig and a twitter high-five from @femfreq isn't good business.

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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
50. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 18:56 Rilcon
It's the same discourse every time, small or big.

Someone does a load of dodgy or petty shit
Jams in some tokenized "progressive" thing
Gets called out for the dodgy or petty shit
Claims people are dogpilling them for the "progressive" thing only
Discourse carries on internet-wide, post after post
People keep believing it's just about the "progressive" thing

No one (sane) gives a shit that there are trans characters or "strong female" characters or whatever. People care when things are shoddily jammed into a setting where things don't fit for the sake of bettering their "progressive stack", for the sake of politicizing something well outside the setting, for the sake of dragging in something that doesn't fit. People care when legitimate criticism is ignored or outright accused of being motivated by opposing political opinions on things outside the scope. People care when the game they've practically revered for two decades is declared "flawed" and retconned to have characters cracking jokes about current day issues or their favourite character is now shitcanned as being "nagging wife" and soon to be under the ~PC~ scalpel.

These idiots decided, on their own, to make the expansion a "political" issue. They put in the jokes and barbs attacking certain people, they went out on interviews "clarifying" what their view was and how they had to "correct" the previous games. They invited people to complain about it all, they brought in the drama. A lot of people looked through these things, OKed them the whole way through. A lot of people worked to make sure Minsc "them damn goobergators!" line would be in, the pinnacle and speartip of their "this is a progressive game you guys!".

Beamdog created this drama and worked for this publicity; at some point they just forgot that ratings were a part of the new game.

And if you're having difficulty with any of this, imagine a low level mook mage casting burning hands on your lvl 15 party screaming "feel the bur-!" the moment they die after one hit. Or Minsc hollering "Can't stump the thunk!" when critting something. Keldorn screaming "MAKE AMN GREAT AGAIN!" as he charges into battle. Or Viconia complaining about The Matriarchy when she sees a human mother tell her young son to go do some chores.

Blah. That's just too many words I've wasted on this. The whole thing's a game, and not the fun kind.
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
29. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 13:44 Rilcon
"Some new NPC" isn't why people are riled, it's more how one of the new devs stated they had to (politically) correct the original game.

They had one of the series' most beloved characters make a gamergate joke; they "politicized" the game themselves and pretty much planted a banner yelling out "come at us, ~gamers~".

Neat tactic, though; release a shoddy game with technical issues, make a big deal about being "progressive", then when the negative feedback over the actual issues pours in, blame all of it on the political crap. "Those negative reviews are all from intolerant hicks! Ignore them and rate us up!"

I'm not so sorry now that BG3 will never happen, if it's these people are the ones that own the license.
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News Comments > Overwatch Widowmaker Cinematic
3. Overwatch Widowmaker Cinematic Apr 4, 2016, 10:12 Rilcon
Remember kids, making light of murder, assassination, and widow making as you shoot people in the face is OK, but a pose featuring someone's clothed backside is "negative representation" and "offensive".  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Privacy Concerns
11. Re: Oculus Rift Privacy Concerns Apr 3, 2016, 11:52 Rilcon
Why anyone in 2016 would buy a Rift over a Vive confuses the hell out of me.

I'm still months (if not a year+) away from being able to buy either (or other), because, you know, 660ti kinda doesn't cut it, but Rift's been being dodgy in every way since before they started preorders, nevermind the whole Facebook and gardenwall stuff.
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News Comments > Hatred Developer's New Greenlight
19. Re: Hatred Developer's New Greenlight Feb 11, 2016, 17:14 Rilcon
Jerykk wrote on Feb 11, 2016, 16:20:
I don't see how this is controversial at all. You aren't shooting helpless refugees. You're shooting armed terrorists who are firing at you. This is no different than Battlefield or Call of Duty.
DangerDog wrote on Feb 11, 2016, 15:38:
Why would anyone be getting their panties in a wad over this game, you're not shooting poor helpless refugees Rolleyes this is the same scenario played out in call of duty games - well until they went all politically correct and you don't shoot at arab speaking soldiers anymore.

Yeah, this... the only controversy is the developer behind it and their bombastic press release, that's it. There've been "shoot the non-descript islamic terrorists" games for well over a decade now, this thing looks no different in theme.
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News Comments > Descent-Inspired OVERLOAD Kickstarter
11. Re: Descent-Inspired OVERLOAD Kickstarter Feb 10, 2016, 19:57 Rilcon
I pledged. Maybe I'm a sucker but whatever; the videos look exactly like a new Descent game, which isn't what I got from the other project, and the goals seem pretty down to earth rather than the usual KS fare or "we'll make the next quadruple-A genre-defining title".  
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal 101 Trailer
4. Re: Far Cry Primal 101 Trailer Feb 9, 2016, 12:14 Rilcon
Jagacademy wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 11:27:
Is it still true that this game will have no co-op?
That'd be a pretty big bummer; coop was what I enjoyed the most in the previous two games.

Otherwise I'm still a bit "eh" about this one; I like the setting and the past FC games were pretty solid, but the pokemon-ish creature taming and command gameplay turns me off =/
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News Comments > Nordic Games Acquires Imperium Galactica & More IPs
4. Re: Nordic Games Acquires Imperium Galactica & More IPs Feb 2, 2016, 15:15 Rilcon
IG2 is still one of the most fun X4 games I've ever played; if they manage to just fix compatibility, some of the bugs and the horrid memory leak / degradation in long games, I'd buy it in a second.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2015, 22:25 Rilcon
FU wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 19:35:
for such a mediocre, down right shitty RPG

Do you get off sexually from making comments like that? I really am curious about what drives so many to just leave derisive comments condemning in absolute terms games (and movies and books and food and anything) that thousands upon thousands clearly appreciate. Is this "hipsters", the whole "I know better than these plebes" thing?

Also, it's either mediocre (ie. average) or shitty (ie. significantly below average).
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News Comments > Delete Steam Games
1. Re: Delete Steam Games Dec 4, 2015, 20:37 Rilcon
Wait, why?

The only "use" I can see in this is in severely fucking people over that didn't log off their account somewhere another could access it. I'm hoping there's some sort of verification email or something to go along with something like this?
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Specs
20. Re: Just Cause 3 Specs Nov 24, 2015, 15:38 Rilcon
Dagnamit wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 15:24:

I think you mean Mad Max
Herp, yes.
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Specs
16. Re: Just Cause 3 Specs Nov 24, 2015, 15:03 Rilcon
The minimum requirement for Just Cause (same studio and I'm going to hazard a guess at mostly same tech) was a 660ti; I'm on that card, and ran the game at 1920x1200 with everything set to max (except stuff AA; I never notice a difference over the "medium" settings with those) without framerate issues or drops.

Not too interested in JC3 myself for now, but if your hovering near the minimum specs for it you're probably going to be fine.
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Beta Wasn't Balanced
11. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Beta Wasn't Balanced Oct 14, 2015, 20:23 Rilcon

The point of early alpha/betas like this, regardless of the marketing spiel, is to test out technical systems; that the backend can handle keeping track of players, matchmaking, consistent server performance on target (server) machines, customer support workflow, etc.

Balancing is not the point, and whatever people played these past few days is a far cry from the game experience that'll be released. The build, content and design-wise, was likely two months old.

You all need to chill.

That's not to say that the end game will be good or fix everything, just that you shouldn't be expecting proper balance/design from these things.
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