HorrorScope wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 13:46:
This probably does a closer job to UU and has coop...
theglaze wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:55:Numinar wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:12:
I’m too old/slow/stupid for LOL but there is only one lady creature in the boutique boardgame they produced! And I’m outraged because my daughter takes that character without fail every session so I never get a turn. Hope there is a place in this class action for me!
Oh wow, I didn’t realize that Mechs vs Minions was their game … and it’s got an 8.2/10 on boardgamegeek!
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 9, 2018, 20:50:
I don't get the early access idea in a multiplayer game with unlocks... you're literally making the game worse for people who buy late or buy it 'normally' or the base version, because they will be at an even worse disadvantage against dedicated and skilled players who have been grinding their unlocks for 5-10 days.(Origin is 10 days, regular Premium is 5 days early)
Regardless of how the game ends up being balance wise, they are setting people up to rage quit out on 'normal' release day.
Personally, I'm undecided still, if I'm even going to get this one. If I do, I definitely won't be signing up for Origin Access.
The only reason I'm even considering it, is because some of my old multiplayer group has unearthed themselves and are talking about getting it. Although they will be rusty as hell, ugh.
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 9, 2018, 20:38:
It's the first true BF game I skipperino hard. Something about it all just makes me skip of it like a skipping stone on a water surface. Visually I am extremely impressed of it, but gameplay wise since hour 1 I wanted BF4 back, you know, where everything felt solid and riggid. In this I feel like I am swimming through mud all the time, and shooting with sludge all over me with bullets made of sludge. Nothing really feels clean, snappy or connects right shooting-feeling wise.
Honestly the first game where I ever felt like this. In making it cinematic, EA (And not Activision lmao) managed to make it feel disconnected.
Ps.: Also fuck squad unlocks. That's gonna be a shit-show on pubs where squads will be dominating so hard that servers empty within seconds. It's BF1 all over in that regard.
dubfanatic wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 01:27:
This can't be true, Riot is far too woke to be doing anything like this!
Prez wrote on Nov 6, 2018, 14:07:
People who complain that others are "over-reacting" (and I assume you mean just the ones downvoting videos and posting angry comments on forums, not the shitbags harassing people and sending death threats cuz, you know, fuck them) always surprise me a little. Surely if you've been a gamer for more than 6 months you know that gamers don't need a whole lot to get their knickers in a twist over something. Whether you call that righteous anger, entitlement, passion, or an over-reaction depends a lot on your perspective, but that's neither here nor there. Two things that you have to remember are
1) Any publisher of any status whatsoever knows better than any of us how little it takes to set off a community. The smart publisher takes steps to mitigate that, hence the suggestion that even a D4 flashed on the stage screen for a few seconds could have nipped all of this in the bud. Blizzard screwed up, period.
2) Publishers have become such monolthic, unwieldy behemoths that it is hard for gamers to even get their attention. Far harder than it used to be given how large the gaming community has become. Things like the Battlefield 5 'realism' backlash after the initial trailer reveal and Blizzard's current self-inflicted shitstorm, while easily labeled as unreasonable over-reaction in a vacuum, are one of the few surefire ways to get publishers attention. Well reasoned, calm responses just don't get it done; overreaction is practically required at this point if you want to let a publisher know that you are unhappy.
Exacerbating the problem is that publishers and especially games media are notorious for handling what should be easily predictable backlashes so poorly that they end up making the backlashes far worse than if they had just shut up and said nothing. Gamergate grew much worse with all of the stupid "gamers are misogynist children" articles, backlash against EA's Battlefield 5 trailer got worse with Sunderland's idiotic "accept it or don't buy it" response, and Blizzard's rep yelling at the crowd "Don't you people have phones!?" at the booing crowd (completely and utterly missing the point) is a new level of stupid.
Backlashes are almost always overblown. Welcome to large group dynamics 101. Smart players in an industry take steps beforehand to ensure they either don't happen in the first place or are greatly lessened than what the backlash might have been otherwise, and they issue measured, moderate responses to the angry mob instead of fueling the fire further by responding with inflammatory rhetoric. It seems as though, based on recent history on gaming over the last few years, the gaming industry has a shortage of smart players.
007Bistromath wrote on Nov 6, 2018, 04:24:Numinar wrote on Nov 6, 2018, 02:49:You mean that thing media producers do when people aren't interested in their product?
Yeah, I hate that.
SirKnight wrote on Nov 5, 2018, 23:38:Cutter wrote on Nov 5, 2018, 19:16:
Jesus, get over it already. You'd think they'd raped your grandma or something form some of the insane reactions.
The reactions are not insane and are perfectly understandable. What's insane is how clueless and radical you always are. Blue must have an enormous amount of restraint to not have banned you long ago.
Watch this video from boogie, as he goes into detail why the reaction is what it is and why it's NOT insane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rEuOkdidhk&t=0s
And go get some mental help. Seriously.
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 3, 2018, 14:41:MattyC wrote on Nov 3, 2018, 03:33:deqer wrote on Nov 2, 2018, 23:13:Slick wrote on Nov 2, 2018, 22:54:Correct. There's no level-lock at 20. You will be forced into level 21.
You can't jut play the base game of something and enjoy it without DLC?
Doesn't everything scale anyway, even to lower level people you group with? If that is the case (and I think it is) what does it matter?
Right, it's a grind to get to numbers that don't even matter anyway, they'll just scale everything to you or you down to them. Well unless you are under powered, then we'll let you feel the full power of this here battle-station, er I mean the baddies won't scale down, you'll just take it in the shorts and like it. So it's one of those one way street scalers to boot.
Orogogus wrote on Oct 27, 2018, 23:55:Beamer wrote on Oct 27, 2018, 14:45:Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2018, 14:15:
On the whole most people aren't. It's just that tiny minority of special little snowflakes who believe everyone should be able to sail through life without ever putting forth any effort, being put upon, or offended in even the slightest way. Oh boo hoo, life is tough, isn't it?
Aren't you routinely offended by every Amazon or Microsoft post here? Oh, I get it, anything that offends you is valid, but everything else...
He's offended by people kneeling during the anthem, and thinks they're traitors. But he's also openly hypocritical on pretty much a biweekly basis, so that's Cutter.
I do agree with the article about the vindictiveness and outrage, though. Like with Palmer Luckey. He chips in $1000 towards the guy who won the election, and gamers and developers just lose their shit until Facebook lets him go. People on VR boards still argue against buying Oculus because Luckey holds stock so if you buy a Rift you're splitting up migrant families.
I think it's deranged, unjust and strategically unsound, giving the impression that liberals really are 18 year olds who can't cope with the reality of differing opinions, throwing temper tantrums before moving on to something equally constructive like Californian secession.
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 18:58:
A brilliant man with a Midas Touch and a teflon reputation.