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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 06:24
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves System Requirements
6. Re: Sea of Thieves System Requirements Feb 13, 2018, 11:10 Numinar
YourNick wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 10:31:
So a GTX 1080 would be 4k@45fps?

Maybe. Maybe more. My midrange 2015/2016 i6600 with the room-heating 390x ran it at 1440p maxed out just fine, not sure what frame rate but it felt more than adequate for drunken pirate antics.

It's been a good 8 years or so since I last had to share my xbox username, but if anyone here wants to get nautical I am all for it!
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 13, 2018, 07:56 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 16:10:
D_K_night wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 15:23:
Well we're not any better if we treat one person as representative of the many, right? They can easily point to whackos from our own religions and go "well before you cast the first stone look to your own"

Really? And what are the Christian/Jewish/Buddhist punishments for adultery, homosexuality, or apostasy? Nothing. Islam? Death by stoning. Which still happens on a near daily basis in the Muslim world. And how many "whackos" from those aforementioned religions are committing terrorist acts compared to the Muslims? Maybe at a ratio of 1 to 10,000? And how many of those aforementioned religions make their women cover up from head to toe? Or allow and encourage polygamy and the marriage and sex with children? And the list goes on and on and on. But yeah, feel free to defend Islam and say that all the religions are equally as bad. I'm sure that's how it seems in the liberal fantasy world. They're not bad, just misunderstood, right? Good grief. Rolleyes

ďWithout criticism of Islam, Islam will remain unassailed in its dogmatic, fanatical, medieval fortress; ossified, totalitarian and intolerant. It will continue to stifle thought, human rights, individuality, originality and truth.Ē
ó Wafa Sultan

And yet the biggest terrorist acts originating in Canada were not Muslim, but Sikh in origin. Yet you are not murder-by-droning Sikh provinces in India now, are you?
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results
1. Re: Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results Feb 8, 2018, 21:25 Numinar
I wonder if Blizzard bean-counters are wondering if it's ever worth releasing a game again. Graphics updates, blind boxes and expansion packs seem to be doing enough with minimum risk.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War 3 Sets
26. Re: Dawn of War 3 Sets Feb 8, 2018, 20:59 Numinar
I tried this on the free weekend... it's the first Relic RTS I haven't purchased.

Production quality seemed good. The scale was amazing but it needed Supcom-style UI and screen zoom. I just wasn't given the tools to manage all those units and special abilities.

I uninstalled it after a few MP games with my dad and said "pass" at the very reasonable sale price. I cannot believe this game reviewed so well. And that SP campaign? Gross.

COH1 and DOW were both very innovative, especially COH, which threw out a lot of the genre's anachronisms (As with SUPCOM) which is smart, you cannot compete with Starcraft on it's terms. Even it's own sequel has failed at that.

Even DOW2 took it in a direction a lot hated but was still enjoyable on it's own terms. This thing seems like a kitchen sink of content and no direction or vision.

The maps were awful as well. I know they are hard to balance, but the maps should look like the better COH maps, like actual places, with destructible structures and bridges and objectives which make sense, like hills and choke points. Not like the generic flat land multi player arena starcraft style nonsense.
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News Comments > Kerbal Space Program Making History Next Month
1. Re: Kerbal Space Program Making History Next Month Feb 7, 2018, 10:45 Numinar
Still one of the most important games ever made, but the last year or so of updates have been kind of lackluster.

This mario maker stuff could be great. Would love a good stock visual/UI/performance makeover though.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 9
14. Re: Steam Top <strike>10</strike> 9 Feb 5, 2018, 01:32 Numinar
Jerykk wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 23:18:
Quinn wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 13:39:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 13:27:
Happy to see Subnautica doing so well, especially with how long it was in Early Access.

Yes. Sadly, the rest of the list is fucking pathetic. Hard to get excited.

Why is it pathetic? There's a good variety of games on there and a lot of new ones.

I wonder if he got the sloppy seconds of GTAV or the consolised PCMR darling Witcher 3.

I don't use my PS4 much these days unless it's Minecraft with the kid (Console Minecraft has splitscreen and way better crafting, but I think they might be rolling that into the WIN10 app eventually) but I wouldn't shit on anyone who uses it as their primary. It served me well pre-current PC build. Arkham Knight, MGSV, Destiny. Good games that ran super well on it.

None of these dickheads are ashamed that their car isn't a Lamborghini or their house isn't a 14 bedroom mansion, but are happy to shit on people going the zero-maintenance plug and play cost effective (Unless you buy a lot of games, which casuals don't) route. It's another aspect of gamer culture that makes me loathe to admit being a part of, where as once I was a full on proselytizer for.
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans
12. Re: Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans Feb 5, 2018, 01:19 Numinar
|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 22:28:
Rigs wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 20:27:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 19:03:
Finally got around to uninstalling. Complete waste of $10. Watching paint dry is more entertaining than this game. X Rebirth complete on the other hand is actually fun and nice to look at. Can't wait for X4.

The last half of your comment invalidates the first half by a rather large margin. If you can sit here and tell me that X: Rebirth has more value and plays better than Elite:Dangerous with a straight face then your opinion is highly suspect.

*waits for the inevitable reply that I'm an idiot, not worth listening to, should shut my fucking mouth and, oh, my mother was a whore*


Cutter hasn't had any valuable contributions to this forum since July 2006

I dunno, he is not wrong on Elite. It's not meant for everyone.

It's a universe that does not give a fuck about you, because you are not only not the center of it, you are not even a relevant data point in it outside those you get into a brouhaha with (Which is nobody if you play solo or in a PVE private group). If you organise with some people you might be able to flip a system or mess with the economy locally or troll a cancer patient but in a games market where every game involves you being the motherfucking chosen one I think it's a brave, dedicated design decision that should be applauded.

I myself love it the same way I love the Truck Simulator series, or Sid Meier's Pirates! Elite has more variety than that but it's still the same idea. It's an approximation of an actual job. It's about discipline, repetitiveness, having the radio set to something good, beers and the odd pirate/griefer encounter/smart car collision. The attachment you build with your rig/ship as it gets you through the good times and bad, learning it's limitations and strengths.

I don't think I could do this long distance shit in Elite unless I got a divorce and had people to hang with, but it really is an astonishingly beautiful game. I think the furtherest I've been from the civilised bubble is 3k ly before I ran out of beer, gave up and made a beeline for home. I'm sure with some decent engineer upgrades and company it's a lot more fun and might be worth it but in an uncaring universe it takes a specific mindset that is at odds with the delayed but inevitable gratification of almost every other game which is engineered like drugs to pay out as you go, for me the most recent example would be Subnautica, where it may take effort and it doesn't do much hand holding, but you will definately get cooler shit/vehicles/efficiency if you put in the time and do a little planning.
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News Comments > More on PUBG Versus Cheaters
8. Re: More on PUBG Versus Cheaters Feb 3, 2018, 20:53 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Feb 3, 2018, 12:52:
Player-run moderated servers don't have these problems.

BS. It was pretty bad back then. And if the cheaters were not being a pain (It was hard to perma ban people using pirated software and spoofed accounts) the mods themselves were being a pain.

I admit, I had a few good servers for Actionquake and Operation Flashpoint, but they took a lot of work to keep a few dozen people happy in game out of a total weekly user population of 200 or so.

This game is dealing with this:

I don't think it would have gotten those numbers with parochial community run servers. Though ARK and a few others try, I wouldn't rate any of those experiences better than a cheater filled game of PUBG.

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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Beta Extended
11. Re: Sea of Thieves Beta Extended Jan 27, 2018, 09:00 Numinar
SacredGinmill wrote on Jan 27, 2018, 02:16:
Every time I join a 4 man crew, I end up with a bunch of xbox players (not a bad thing on its own) who then proceed to immediately put me in jail because I won't use voice chat.

I have a mic that I use in other games and on vent regularly, but I can't seem to get it to work in this game.

The game has no key assignment for push-to-talk even though that is an option. Some say it is the alt key.

The game has an option to have voice chat go to speakers or headphones, but how is that even defined on my system?

I have been playing more Subnautica.

Yeah no mic is a little rough on a sailing ship, but it can work if it's just one of the crew. Had one guy for a few hours the other day that just spoke through emotes and still seemed to be the best spotter/treasure seeker. It's a lot easier to miss a typer than a talker though.

I normally go push to talk as well. Hopefully they sort this out for the full release as so far the UI screams 'Xbox primary platform' which is reasonable since it is MS but still.
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Beta Extended
9. Re: Sea of Thieves Beta Extended Jan 26, 2018, 23:43 Numinar
I think it's great. Very unique. I've enjoyed it with a crew of drunk strangers and even sailing alone is kind of cool, especially solo galleon! The quests are not super deep, and are all variations of the same thing so far, but are more than fun enough. And you can always go full pirate and steal other peoples chests once they have done the work if you want.

It was perfect on the first day, started getting crashes and lag issues yesterday. Full price for an MP only game might be hard to swallow, but If I'm not sick of it by the end of the Beta, which seems likely, I'm on it for sure.

And it's got a great look to it. The cartoon look might disappoint some but the lighting and water effects are top level.
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond, Chapter One Beta
2. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond, Chapter One Beta Jan 26, 2018, 02:14 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 22:26:
Just snagged X Rebirth Complete for 12 Freedom Dollars off Humble Store and there's just so much more going on than ED.

Yeah, ED is pretty dry. But that is also what it's going for.

Get back and let me know how Rebirth goes. I've never heard anyone say anything nice about it in relation to any other game, including it's predecessors. Or being happy with any amount of money they spent on it. I have a vague recollection of bad character models, no proper 6DOF and the most horrendous hyperspace mini-game I have ever played followed by immediate uninstall.
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News Comments > PUBG Changes Today
2. Re: PUBG Changes Today Jan 25, 2018, 11:59 Numinar
Retired wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 21:28:
The hackers have changed their cheats already. They have moved the hit zone of their aimbots from the head to the body. In hopes to avoid a HS% ban.

They should have never announced they are GOING to ban, they should have just done it. They still haven't banned the "100,000" they said they were going to.....idiots.

Cheats are in 2/3rds of the games I am in.

Oh man that sucks. Had a good run last week, lots of high score finishes without any obvious hacking (Though possibly.probably lots of subtle "1 shot in 20 to the head" and clever ESP usage, like the brits in WW2". But that's still an improvement over what was happening a few weeks ago.

Want to get into it again, but between Sea of Thieves, Rust (the horror) and this MH4 nonsense calling my name I cannot imagine starting it up unless I see a few mates on already.

As for this performance fix, sounds weak. I thought the whole point of the 100 players in the lobby at the start was to stress test the server and client performance so people know if they can handle that, it would handle anything. I guess they are calling it quits and saying "99% of the time, we only have to manage 3-20 people within firing distance of each other" which sucks as I'm sure custom games and tournaments will push that limit super hard.
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Beta Issues
3. Re: Sea of Thieves Beta Issues Jan 25, 2018, 11:17 Numinar
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 09:08:
Numinar wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 07:22:
Oh man this is amazing. They have channeled the anarchy of something like Rust into a engine for excessive piratey silliness. And that water deserves a Bafta. I'm hooked.

Also it's way more polished than some post release games I have that have been out a few years. Phenomenal. Who knows if there is enough there, but the framework would support a LOT of extra content, especially if they can keep adding islands and quests at a decent rate.

It's the co-op/competitive Wind Waker game I didn't know I wanted.
Too bad Microsoft has its "PC games supportive" paws on it again. That means many people cant play it on the PC.

No doubt. I was lucky and it worked flawlessly. Xbox target specs means tnruns smooth on my mid-low range and card as well. And ts gorgeous. Itís 3am and I donít want to sleep, I will stay on till I pass out because itís unpredictable, crazy, relaxing, weird, satisfying, infuriating, everything. One of the first games since Payday 2 where I can enjoy the game with randoms.
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Beta Issues
1. Re: Sea of Thieves Beta Issues Jan 25, 2018, 07:22 Numinar
Oh man this is amazing. They have channeled the anarchy of something like Rust into a engine for excessive piratey silliness. And that water deserves a Bafta. I'm hooked.

Also it's way more polished than some post release games I have that have been out a few years. Phenomenal. Who knows if there is enough there, but the framework would support a LOT of extra content, especially if they can keep adding islands and quests at a decent rate.

It's the co-op/competitive Wind Waker game I didn't know I wanted.
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News Comments > PUBG Cheaters and Not Cheaters Identified
18. Re: PUBG Cheaters and Not Cheaters Identified Jan 20, 2018, 01:46 Numinar
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 21:26:
Make a game like this.. but 100% SP only with some fancy AI, and I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Actually, I want base-building in it though.

For me, better games than PUBG aplenty. Subnautica comes to mind. A true SP survival exploration game. (Soon out of EA)

Sir you are being hunted was an SP survival game as well. But it's just not the same.

I feel like a lot of you haters would actually love it, but it does require a certain amount of patience and the acceptance that you might not win very often. I think it's the only PvP I do these days.

It's lack of innovation is a strength in some ways. No crafting or taming or building or eating and shitting or any other obscure knowledge required. Just humans hunting humans with guns. It's an advantage to learn to use your sights to range-find but most the game occurs at sub-100 meters.

I'm still enjoying it immensely. It generates moments of insanity like no other game, without those moments being diluted by the rinse and repeat infinite respawn meaninglessness like with Battlefield. Almost every encounter is unique, and since positioning, teamwork and strategy are way more important than having the wired reflexes of a kid on amphetamines I feel may more responsible for my victories and failures.

My team-mate spotted some duders go into a house last night, and I was coming up behind them knowing I would almost certainly die because fuck assaulting a house and my geriatric reflexes, but he had the brilliant idea to just start spraying down the house. No targets or anything, and the bullets and gunfire and smashed windows covered my entry and the easiest kills I'll ever get from two distracted opponents.

Of course we get outsmarted way more often than stuff like that happens, but no AI enemy will ever give you that satisfaction. Also cheaters destroy this game even worse than that guy that goes 40-0 in Quake but they come in waves. When it's bad just don't play for a week until the waters clear again. Last week or so everyone seems just as useless as us and it's been amazing.
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Trailer
8. Re: Underworld Ascendant Trailer Jan 17, 2018, 18:06 Numinar
Seeing UW1 in a store being played is still the most mind blowing thing I have ever seen a computer game do, compared to what we had at the time it was insane.

I was too stupid to complete UW2, got stuck in a Lucasarts Adventure game style loop where I was jumping between multiple realms trying to work out what I needed to do next. I think the first game, with it's lip service to the Ultima theme was superior but one day I should go back and see if that is really true.

I'm not holding my breath for this, been here too many times and had my dreams shattered by mediocrity to get on the hype train for this, but I'll be quietly optimistic.
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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
43. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 17, 2018, 01:19 Numinar
Flatline wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 14:24:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:22:
Timmeh wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:09:
scary world we live in now where you can get arrested for cheating in a video game.

That's just Fucked up. There is no other way to put it.

They weren't just cheating, they were "creating and distributing" cheats.

This. They had a business that centered around making and distributing cheats.

And that might actually get you arrested here in the States as well. It's a violation of the DMCA and at least is a gargantuan fine if not jail time.

I'm less likely to spend money on cosmetics or expansions or whatever for a game I've stopped playing, and when cheating is bad, I don't play (This was most of last week). So it would seem bluehole would have a case to sue for damages. I'm sure someone in that chain is making cash on their 10 dollar aimbots or whatever.

As for penalties, compared to other shit that gets the Chinese sent to re-education/work/organ harvesting camps this seems almost appropriate. At the very least those PC cafes that install hacks on the machines for their customers should get big tasty fines.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 15, 2018, 03:26 Numinar
PUBG getting pretty comfortable up there. It sucked last week, but the last few days feel cheater free (Had one or two suspiciously accurate shooters but that might be more of the fact that people with 4000 hours of CS have jumped on). Still crossing my fingers that this thing is huge and appealing enough that some mini-carmack somewhere decides to actually solve client side security. I wonder if this is anything like how vaguely religious people feel.

Getting some good seconds and 3rds though. Getting over trigger panic and making that last kill is so hard for me still but it's getting better and better, I'm making the other dudes bleed 3/4 of their health now whereas before I would just get rolled.

Really would like to try the ARK version or Fortnite, see another take on the theme, but the idea of all the extraneous bullshit I need to learn is a big turn off. I wonder why ARMA hasn't done a standalone, their king of the hill stuff isn't quite the same. The way rounds work and rotate into each other is a big attraction and smaller games just wont be able to do that in 7 lag friendly regions over 6 gametypes.

PUBG is so pure with almost nothing except positioning and movement tactics to worry about with a bit of shootery added in, but if your sub 100/50m game is decent you can make most circles work.

I can't imagine having to deal with the crafting, taming and building that these other games have. I'm sure the galaxy brain types love it though.
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News Comments > PUBG China Cheating Backlash Heats Up
14. Re: PUBG China Cheating Backlash Heats Up Jan 12, 2018, 07:01 Numinar
MattyC wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 04:26:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2018, 20:54:
That they don't region lock means they allow 300+ pings to play together? How is that working? Magic rubber bands?

I have no idea what PUBGs netcode is like, but while 300 is certainly pushing towards unplayable it should still be 'tolerable' (if only barely).

That isn't too much worse than what lots of people used to get playing on Korean StarCraft servers. And the micro in that game really makes that matter.

I suppose it really only depends on the netcode (though if they were also getting on VPNs that certainly wasn't going to help) and I don't know enough at PUBG to say anything there.

300 is bad for an ActionQuake server circa 1998, but you could make it work! (hitscan sawn off for the win!) but in this game, where proper strategy and positioning is almost everything, it shouldn't matter.

In real life, as in this game, if you get into a situation where a half second lag makes the difference, YOU HAVE F(*& up! Bigtime! it is more Arma than counterstrike.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 10, 2018, 07:22 Numinar
theglaze wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 02:37:
The president is not the problem, heís merely an output of a broken/corrupt political system that is flawed in representing the people.

I donít know what the hell you Americans are going to do... but being hopefully that it ends with his presidency is naive. Youíll have to fight harder, be more vocal and politically engaged than the Obama era.

[Edit] Carlin would think Iím too optimistic:

The only thing the Americans have learned or will learn about this is that billionaire media personalities win elections.
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