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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Landing Video
30. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Landing Video Oct 16, 2015, 20:26 CJ_Parker
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 18:27:
Jackplug wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 14:22:
He may not have 93million dollars to play with, but for the amount that he did have, he is doing a bloody good job of it and its out to play now. Just a shame that is isn't a huge online multiplayer game.

No it's a shame they didn't ship it offline with an editor like they said they would and it was all just a lie. They'd have an amazing game on their hands right now if they had actually done that because people would be creating content for it like mad. Oh well, stupid them.

You are correct that they promised offline play but I have absolutely no idea what is making you think they ever promised mod tools or an editor. That was never on the menu.
The only bit about player created content at all on the original KS page is a "maybe" with regard to a mission builder which is a far cry from mod tools or editing obviously:

Will you be able to script your own missions for your friends to play through?

It's something I'd like to see, but supporting dev tools externally is not something we'd want to do on day one. Down the line, maybe...


Credit where credit is due. Except offline mode they have pretty much 100% delivered on all promises from the KS campaign. The shipping of the physical swag was a little delayed which was annoying, too, but other than that they did a really good job contrary to other devs from the 2012/2013 KS spree like Larian Studios who simply canceled a whole shopping list of stuff with nary a word about it until people asked.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Experience Users to Get Drivers First?
35. Re: GeForce Experience Users to Get Drivers First? Oct 16, 2015, 16:27 CJ_Parker
 
LiTh wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 16:16:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 16:08:
LiTh wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 15:59:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 15:28:
LiTh wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 12:40:
For a power user that typically overclocks their CPU & GPU and takes pride in getting the most performance out of their system this is a slap in the face. GF Experience has only ever under estimated my machine and settings it can handle or just screwed up SLI profiles. Once i uninstalled it i've yet to have a problem since. Typically i only install the driver and Physx, everything else is bloat and only another point of failure.

You call yourself a power user and don't even know that GFE can be set up any way you like with regard to optimal settings (which -yes- are retarded and often times more used to advertise nVidia exclusive features than the best settings for visual quality)?
It is a simple check box where you select whether you want GFE to automatically apply optimal settings or to even recommend them at all. There are a whopping three check boxes total to customize GFE optimal settings any way you like. I hope you can handle that as a self-proclaimed "power user"(?)...

Personally I'm allowing GFE to recommend because I sometimes like to compare their recommended to my actual preferred settings. I'm naturally not allowing automatic application of the recommended settings. That's obviously a setting only for uber n00bs who can not be bothered to go into in-game menus at all.

So i'm suppose to install the program so i can uncheck some boxes which happens to have the same effect as not installing it anyways... Thinking Ya sounds great!

You're supposed to optionally install it for the latest drivers in the future. It says so in the news.
You could have optionally installed it currently or in the past, like many people have, for easier and more convenient access (one-click-install basically) to the latest drivers. GFE takes up a whooping 3MB of RAM.

Whether you use any of the other features or not is up to you but to criticize features of the program that you are apparently not competent enough to handle is kinda sloppy, man.

Its not going to be optional however. Its going to be mandatory to be able to get the latest drivers. I prefer not using it at all, having the latest drivers, and then using NVInspector if i want something changed for my SLI profile.

Dude. Am I writing Chinese? That's exactly what I wrote. Optional for the latest drivers.
If you don't want to use it, fine, there may be other ways to obtain the drivers for manual installs in the future but GFE is an extremely easy going piece of software.

Don't get me wrong. I dislike the planned e-mail verification, too, but you criticized GFE for something it simply does not even do if set up correctly so I was only defending it against uninformed FUD, not on principle or against the planned changes.
I can optionally set up dozens of e-mail addresses courtesy of my ISP so I will probably use a throwaway address and just keep using GFE for convenience.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Experience Users to Get Drivers First?
33. Re: GeForce Experience Users to Get Drivers First? Oct 16, 2015, 16:08 CJ_Parker
 
LiTh wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 15:59:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 15:28:
LiTh wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 12:40:
For a power user that typically overclocks their CPU & GPU and takes pride in getting the most performance out of their system this is a slap in the face. GF Experience has only ever under estimated my machine and settings it can handle or just screwed up SLI profiles. Once i uninstalled it i've yet to have a problem since. Typically i only install the driver and Physx, everything else is bloat and only another point of failure.

You call yourself a power user and don't even know that GFE can be set up any way you like with regard to optimal settings (which -yes- are retarded and often times more used to advertise nVidia exclusive features than the best settings for visual quality)?
It is a simple check box where you select whether you want GFE to automatically apply optimal settings or to even recommend them at all. There are a whopping three check boxes total to customize GFE optimal settings any way you like. I hope you can handle that as a self-proclaimed "power user"(?)...

Personally I'm allowing GFE to recommend because I sometimes like to compare their recommended to my actual preferred settings. I'm naturally not allowing automatic application of the recommended settings. That's obviously a setting only for uber n00bs who can not be bothered to go into in-game menus at all.

So i'm suppose to install the program so i can uncheck some boxes which happens to have the same effect as not installing it anyways... Thinking Ya sounds great!

You're supposed to optionally install it for the latest drivers in the future. It says so in the news.
You could have optionally installed it currently or in the past, like many people have, for easier and more convenient access (one-click-install basically) to the latest drivers. GFE takes up a whooping 3MB of RAM.

Whether you use any of the other features or not is up to you but to criticize features of the program that you are apparently not competent enough to handle is kinda sloppy, man.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Landing Video
21. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Landing Video Oct 16, 2015, 15:47 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 15:34:
Jackplug wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 14:22:
He may not have 93million dollars to play with, but for the amount that he did have, he is doing a bloody good job of it and its out to play now. Just a shame that is isn't a huge online multiplayer game.

Actually, I thought Frontier got $90M in private investment last year. I can't find the story now, though. Does anyone else remember that?


Yes. That was their IPO. They are a stock company at the London Stock Exchange.
And they have a lot more under their belt than just Elite Dangerous so the money they have made is being invested in all sorts of ventures to grow the company.

EDIT: I was referring to the £4m raised by the IPO as posted by Dacron. I'm also not sure where you got the $90m from.
Frontier's entire stock market capitalization is ~£79m.

This comment was edited on Oct 16, 2015, 15:58.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Landing Video
19. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Landing Video Oct 16, 2015, 15:37 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 15:21:
Creston wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 13:03:
"Here, watch us zoom in and out on some spheroid objects for an hour."

So this is the big thing they're going to charge 50 bucks for in the expansion? Seems legit.

Hey, these are no ordinary spheroid objects. They are procedurally generated according to scientific principles.

EDIT: Used wrong word for "principles"

Aaawww... you spoilsport. I was about to post this:

Dude, it's principle. Principal is the head honcho at skewl who kicked yer ass if you spelled retarded like that! :o
 
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News Comments > GeForce Experience Users to Get Drivers First?
31. Re: GeForce Experience Users to Get Drivers First? Oct 16, 2015, 15:28 CJ_Parker
 
LiTh wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 12:40:
For a power user that typically overclocks their CPU & GPU and takes pride in getting the most performance out of their system this is a slap in the face. GF Experience has only ever under estimated my machine and settings it can handle or just screwed up SLI profiles. Once i uninstalled it i've yet to have a problem since. Typically i only install the driver and Physx, everything else is bloat and only another point of failure.

You call yourself a power user and don't even know that GFE can be set up any way you like with regard to optimal settings (which -yes- are retarded and often times more used to advertise nVidia exclusive features than the best settings for visual quality)?
It is a simple check box where you select whether you want GFE to automatically apply optimal settings or to even recommend them at all. There are a whopping three check boxes total to customize GFE optimal settings any way you like. I hope you can handle that as a self-proclaimed "power user"(?)...

Personally I'm allowing GFE to recommend because I sometimes like to compare their recommended to my actual preferred settings. I'm naturally not allowing automatic application of the recommended settings. That's obviously a setting only for uber n00bs who can not be bothered to go into in-game menus at all.
 
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News Comments > Broforce Released
3. Re: Broforce Released Oct 16, 2015, 06:28 CJ_Parker
 
I ain't buyin dis brah  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 15, 2015, 11:44 CJ_Parker
 
Wow. Is Josh Sawyer really that retarded or he is he just putting on an act?

Going by the rule system in the PoE game and this interview (among others) it was a rhetorical question I guess...


*sigh*
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Beta Wasn't Balanced
10. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Beta Wasn't Balanced Oct 14, 2015, 20:18 CJ_Parker
 
Rhett wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 20:03:
Go to their forums and make yourselves heard.

What? It's EA. Censorship central. The USSR of the internet. I'm not sure how they do it but their moderators are able to delete critical posts before you have hit the 'submit' button.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
99. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 20:13 CJ_Parker
 
Midnight wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 19:35:
I'm getting a slightly desperate vibe from this press release. Maybe CIG has seen a sharp drop in sales or an increase in refunds this past few weeks, and suddenly realized that they might indeed be having a budgetry problem?

Still waiting on my refund.

Nah. No desperate vibe as far as I can see. They are just (finally) making it a little easier on themselves and their (potential) customers.
Many people have found it very confusing to figure out what exactly they need to buy if they want to play either Squadron 42 or Arena Commander or the PU alpha or beta or simply everything.
CIG customer service has been bogged down for weeks and drowning in tickets. This (overdue) change should take some weight off their shoulders.

It's hopefully just the first step in a process of simplification. The pledge store could use a massive overhaul, especially before they start adding more confusing cross-chassis upgrades or separate Squadron 42 and Star Citizen into individual purchasable products.

Another reason for this announcement might be the fact that the original reasoning for the alpha restrictions just does not really fly anymore. The original reasoning was that they need to charge for additional alpha slots (i.e. beyond the 300K backer mark) because of higher demands in terms of server infrastructure.
It's hard to keep up this line of reasoning when you have $90m+ in the bank (gouging people who bought a $400 ship with a $5 alpha pass seems kinda shitty and pedantic, no?) and also when the PU is supposedly getting closer.
They are going to need infrastructure for several 100K simultaneous players "soon" anyway so it wouldn't exactly seem very competent if they would uphold a "we need $5 for servers" policy.

 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Beta Wasn't Balanced
8. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Beta Wasn't Balanced Oct 14, 2015, 19:54 CJ_Parker
 
Great idea. Let's fuck up continuity and remove any level of challenge to appease the 12 year old whiny no-can-win rebulz demographic.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta This Month
1. Re: Overwatch Beta This Month Oct 14, 2015, 19:16 CJ_Parker
 
No.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
67. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 14:46 CJ_Parker
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 14:34:
The concerning thing is that I think Kxmode actually believes the bullshit he pedals. Unfortunately it's what you have to expect from Legion Of Derek™ zealots, who have demonstrated utter contempt for evidence and reason. They state conjecture and speculation as fact and then act outraged when anybody dares question them. It would be funny if it didn't raise serious questions about their mental competence.

Well just like you who as a white knight cultist just parrots CR's/CIG's company line and takes everything they say at face value like a hypnotized guru's disciple.
It's pretty rich when you out of all people hold a speech on "reason" or "mental competence" LOL.

Come on... why even bother with the meanies here? Back to the CIG forums with you where you can join your cultist fellow disciples who literally cried when they watched the CitizenCon presentation. Don't you guys have some more fanboi cultist circle-jerking to do over there or are y'alls balls empty from all the wanking since Saturday?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
43. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 13:16 CJ_Parker
 
Yeah those Kxmode numbers are way too high. We need to also consider the fact that no one of us really knows just yet how big the roles of those actors are.
Only the role of Admiral Bishop (Gary Oldman) has been revealed so far. It is probably a major role with quite a bit of screen time but also not overly so because for all we know we will be spending most of our time on board a UEE carrier flying sorties against the Vanduul while Admiral Bishop looks like he is the fleet admiral back on Earth or Terra (like Admiral Hackett in ME).
So Bishop is a guy for some in-between mission cutscenes, playing an important role, no doubt, but not necessarily a role which consumes a lot of actual screen time.

I'm inclined to agree with AmericanWulf's numbers... definitely a double digit million dollar figure but with a "1" leading the figure so between $10m and $19m max.
Personally, as a backer I am annoyed with the usage of my funds. I wanted to see Hamill back in action as a special guest star and to fulfill the $5m stretch goal promise but this kind of line-up is over the top. There are thousands of struggling or fledgling actors out there who would have done the job just as well for a fraction of the price.
If you have people like Oldman, Hamill, Strong, Serkis, Anderson etc. on site in London you must pay for business/first class airfare, five stars hotels/accommodation, a first class catering service... it's not just their acting fees, the "peripheral" bonus stuff adds up very quickly and that stuff wouldn't be necessary to that extent with lesser known actors.
A little more modesty would suit CR/CIG very well but way too late I guess...
 
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News Comments > 9M Played Star Wars Battlefront Beta
55. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Oct 13, 2015, 19:24 CJ_Parker
 
Trevellian wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 18:54:
Slick wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 18:46:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 16:03:
For all the supposed play testing and focus group feedback they've been doing (for the past six months at least) it's rather surprising how unbalanced and broken the gameplay was in the game. Even the pod drop game mode saw the rebels at a disadvantage with seemingly spawning them much further away from the objective than the empire side.

are you kidding me!?

first of all the pod drops are RANDOM, so no side has an "advantage", oh also the level is the size of a shoe box.

second, the default skins the rebels wear blends in PERFECTLY with that level, meanwhile the stormtroopers with their pure white "camo" stick out like a sore thumb. The rebels has a distinct advantage in that respect. no more 3D spotting remember? no one comments on how great THAT is. nor the fast spawns, the fast regen, or anything else that makes FPS games FUN.

i swear... did half of you even play the game?

No, of course not, half of them installed it played a round and uninstalled it. In fact they admit to it. Why actually relax and have fun with a game and actually test the beta when you have a forum to run back to and circle jerk nonsense everywhere to feel better about yourselves, right?

If I'm as crotchety as some of these guys are when I'm older (And I'm already 35 now and cynical myself half the time) I don't know what I'll do, I might as well stop playing games. I don't know how any of them have fun.

There's a very easy recipe to having fun. You play good story-driven games like The Witcher series instead of fucking dumbass garbage like Battlefront.
 
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News Comments > 9M Played Star Wars Battlefront Beta
29. Re: 9M Played Star Wars Battlefront Beta Oct 13, 2015, 15:23 CJ_Parker
 
fawker wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 15:13:
pre-ordered it for $45 off GMG

no rahgrets

"rahgret" you will. Kick yourself in the ass you will. Warned you have been. Not listened you have. Worse everything will become now...
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released
20. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released Oct 13, 2015, 14:22 CJ_Parker
 
harlock wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 11:27:
word is the camera makes it unplayable ATM... already working on a new patch

fuckin a

Nice... there is nothing quite like waiting for a patched up Director's Cut version and then waiting again for more patches.

/golfclap @ inXile incompetent twats

Is this some kind of contest between inXile and Obsidian? Who can be the more incompetent bunch? I'd say Obsidian is still in the lead but go go go inXile... you can do it, babe! Come on! Pull!
 
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News Comments > 9M Played Star Wars Battlefront Beta
11. Re: 9M Played Star Wars Battlefront Beta Oct 13, 2015, 13:49 CJ_Parker
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 13:30:
Like I've always said, multiplayer gaming is the bloated-crack-whore-corpse-floating-in-a-ghetto-sewer of the gaming world.

Pretty much.

I am an FPS person but I'm no longer a competitive MP FPS person. It just feels like a treadmill. It's always just the same old crap, same old maps over and over and over again. What a bore and a grind. Yuck.

It was kind of fun back in the days of Counter-Strike 0.7beta or Rogue Spear or Unreal Tournament (instagib mod FTW) or the first few Battlefields/Battlefronts when everything was still kind of fresh and new and games actually got better due to advancements in technology (faster connections, lower ping etc.) or -back then- new game modes.

But nowadays? All we're seeing is stagnation and reverse advancement a.k.a dumbing down. I'd MUCH rather spend my time playing real games with stories and actual content... which brings up another point. I believe back in the day I played these MP shooters to pass the time between releases when I didn't even have a backlog.
But ever since the gaming industry really took off like a rocket (post Xbox) around the 2001/2002 timeframe I've always had a backlog of games that I would rather play than wasting time in a competitive FPS treadmill.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Hearts of Stone Released; Discs Delayed
6. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Hearts of Stone Released; Discs Delayed Oct 13, 2015, 11:40 CJ_Parker
 
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 11:27:
I don't know how fun it would be to play with real cards.

A lot more fun. Because if you lose you can just shoot the other guy or smack him across the face with a dead fish or whatever the fuck ya fancy!
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Trailer
6. Re: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Trailer Oct 13, 2015, 11:32 CJ_Parker
 
Rogue Spear and expansions > all  
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