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Signed On Dec 2, 2005, 23:20
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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:
Things

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
 
Sigh.

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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News Comments > Ubisoft Teasing Something; Maybe Far Cry Primal?
17. Re: Ubisoft Teasing Something; Maybe Far Cry Primal? Oct 6, 2015, 11:46 Rilcon
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 09:44:
Rilcon wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 06:16:
Given how bloody bitter everyone on this site has been for the last years, not shitting on something probably singles me out as a shill; or worse, someone that actually enjoys recent games.

Oh fuck right off. We enjoy plenty of stuff around here. We're just tired of seeing the same ol' shit rehashed over and over. Ubisoft produced Valiant Hearts and I applaud them for that. It wasn't a big risk financially for them but they did take a risk and something new and good came out of it. AC, FC, WD, are all the same game and have been for years. It's their own fault for over-milking it. At this point the cow doesn't have a goddamned udder left.

It's like Activision, they used to produce a lot of unique and interesting games. Then Nodick arrived and all it's been is CoD and Actiblizzard games. Weak fucking sauce. But you seem to enjoy weak sauce so knock yourself out. That does not, however, give you any right to judge us. Wait until you've been gaming for more than a week to make remarks like that junior.

I've been "gaming" since I could load up Impossible Mission on my C64 over two decades ago, tyvm. What I'm not is a pretentious hipster that can't stop complaining about "the good old days" and bitching about products they have absolutely no requirement to buy, constantly putting down anyone that dares enjoy them.

Don't like a genre or company or game series? Don't buy it. I keep seeing people bitching about how lame and repetitive and unimaginative this or that is; so, are you constantly being an idiot and buying shit you don't like? Or just bitching about something you have no real knowledge of? Complaining about something not meant for you for not catering to you?

Now more than ever there are interesting games of all kinds out there from everyone, even these big evil companies. And there are also cookie-cutter safe-bet games, too, but hardly the majority in the market. Really, if you're so tired of them stop buying them, stop giving them attention, stop being that kid from the "stop liking what I don't like" meme. Meanwhile, people with a normal blood sodium levels will be continue to fun playing games rather than gnashing their teeth over the idea of games they don't like being made.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to head off to the TV Guide forums to shit-talk Comedy Central for still airing South Park, despite not having watched the show in ten years and having 120 other channels to chose from. Can't let those plebes think they're actually having fun!
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Teasing Something; Maybe Far Cry Primal?
14. Re: Ubisoft Teasing Something; Maybe Far Cry Primal? Oct 6, 2015, 06:16 Rilcon
 
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 20:42:
Maybe they could tease no longer handing PC versions of their games to the amputated gimps at Ubisoft Kiev.

I haven't played the latest Hitman, AssCreed or Watchdogs, but FC4 at least runs with everything high/max on my ~4 year old rig with a GF660, so that one at least seemed like a pretty decent PC version.


Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 21:03:
Can these assholes not do anything original? Just rehash the same shit over and over? Worse still, on an annual basis. Exact same game reskinned. Yawn.

Unless I missed out on something, games set in the ice age (or even remotely similar eras) aren't remotely common. At least I'm pretty interested for the setting alone, though I also happen to like the FC3/4 open world stuff; Apparently that makes me a low-brow mongoloid, but it's a great time killer, stress relief, and great fun in coop.


Given how bloody bitter everyone on this site has been for the last years, not shitting on something probably singles me out as a shill; or worse, someone that actually enjoys recent games.
 
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News Comments > AvP Classic 2000 Gets Cross-Distributor Multiplayer
2. Re: AvP Classic 2000 Gets Cross-Distributor Multiplayer Feb 25, 2015, 21:58 Rilcon
 
Rebellion owns the full rights to the AvP "classic" game. In the sense that they can handle patches, expansions and rereleases without having to deal with FOX or Activision (Sierra). Original contract must've been pretty sweet, with Sierra not being as savvy as most modern publishers and FOX probably just not caring much.

Not that the profits from this won't all go into the Kingsly's buying a new suit of armour or sports car, of course.
 
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News Comments > Another Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend
9. Re: Another Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend Mar 28, 2012, 23:16 Rilcon
 
Shipped or Sold doesn't matter much to EA. They're a publisher, not a platform holder; whether the retailers they sold the copies to can peddle them off or not doesn't matter all that much (except for potential DLC sales and future retailer interest, of course).

Also, this sort of event consumes very few resources. One guy to edit a few values in a database, one to fix up some art from existing assets, and one to make a fancy news item. Nothing that would take more than a full man-day .
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 in September
16. Re: Far Cry 3 in September Feb 16, 2012, 05:22 Rilcon
 
I was going to bitch about people bitching, but then I tried to watch the trailer and was prompted to log into a facebook account I don't and never will have.

So, fuck this game.
 
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