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News Comments > Master of Orion Collector's Edition Early Access
14. Re: Master of Orion Collector's Edition Early Access Feb 27, 2016, 12:06 JohnBirshire
 

Moo3 had real-time combat

Yeah, and that's a perfect fucking reason why the new one shouldn't.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Collector's Edition Early Access
12. Re: Master of Orion Collector's Edition Early Access Feb 27, 2016, 11:44 JohnBirshire
 
The devs said they plan to improve space combat.

Real time combat? Oh, come on! That was an asinine decision. People have every right to be upset.

There are other space sims that have real time combat, but a Master of Orion game shouldn't have been one of them.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Collector's Edition Early Access
5. Re: Master of Orion Collector's Edition Early Access Feb 27, 2016, 00:28 JohnBirshire
 
Nate wrote on Feb 26, 2016, 23:07:
The early access version is quite polished. I've played 200+ turns so far. Reminds me of MoO2 but with much better graphics.

Does it have a ridiculous amount of micromanagement like MoO2 did?

I loved MoO1, much simpler, but effective.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack
9. Hmmm... Feb 16, 2016, 21:07 JohnBirshire
 
Alright, I'll bite.

Downloading now.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 17, 2016, 00:39 JohnBirshire
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 21:06:
What the hell? Increase fees to reduce transactions as a solution?

I'm not a Bitcoin expert, but I've read several articles about this situation and it definitely appears to be critical time for Bitcoin. It will be interesting to see where it all ends up...

I don't think they are saying fees should be increased to reduce transactions, they are saying if you want your transaction to be a priroity, then pay a higher fee. If you want your transaction to be free, then be prepared to wait longer.

Both sides make good points about the blocksize limit, so you're right, it's going to be an interesting couple of months.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Dec 21, 2015, 11:16 JohnBirshire
 
I tried to play Tie Fighter again recently, but I can't find any joysticks like the Kraft KC-3 for modern day systems. Everything is ultra complicated, this game just needed a simple stick.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2015, 13:47 JohnBirshire
 
descender wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 13:27:

He has every right to be pissed.

No he doesn't. The new Star Wars movie is one of the biggest cinematic events in the last 2 decades. Whether you like it or not, this is fact. Of course it's going to take priority over...literally anything else. Tarantino was stupid to release his movie at the same time, most people aren't even aware it's coming out, that's how overshadowed it is. His own ego backfired.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Free Weekend
3. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Free Weekend Dec 12, 2015, 15:52 JohnBirshire
 
Does this game still have a skill cap that takes roughly 3,600 hours to hit? It is simply unattainable unless 16 hours a day of your entire life is devoted to it.

That's the only reason I don't play it. I preferred games like UO where it took quite a bit of effort to reach skill cap, but was still doable for most people. I like a somewhat level playing field where skill matters more than time spent grinding.
 
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News Comments > Delete Steam Games
14. Re: Honestly much appreciated... Dec 4, 2015, 23:04 JohnBirshire
 
I am obsessed with Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. I will play it and go 10-0 in duels, go 10-0 in duels again, go 10-0 in duels again, go 9-1 due to some BS, and ragequit "permanently" by deleting all trace of local content.

But with the damn game sitting in my library, it just keeps tempting me. I've deleted it "for good"...only to later reinstall it at least 25 times.

Thank god they finally gave us the option to remove it from our library. Perhaps making me pay money for it over and over will finally help me kick this addiction.

Haven't had this problem since Ultima Online, hopefully won't have it again.
 
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News Comments > Delete Steam Games
13. Honestly much appreciated... Dec 4, 2015, 23:03 JohnBirshire
 
I am obsessed with Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. I will play it and go 10-0 in duels, go 10-0 in duels again, go 10-0 in duels again, go 9-1 due to some BS, and ragequit "permanently" by deleting all trace of local content.

But with the damn game sitting in my library, it just keeps tempting me. I've deleted it "for good" and reinstalled it at least 25 times.

Thank god they finally gave us the option to remove it from our library. Perhaps making me pay money for it over and over will finally help me kick this addiction.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Screenshots
1. Re: System Shock Remake Screenshots Nov 26, 2015, 13:10 JohnBirshire
 
Whenever I hear about how great/classic System Shock is, it is always System Shock 2. *literally almost never the 1st*

Why are they remaking the 1st instead?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Bot Maker
5. Meh, pointless. Nov 11, 2015, 21:42 JohnBirshire
 
I played on a World of Warcraft free server that was making over $500,000 a month in "donations". After years of doing it, Blizzard sued them for a massive amount of money.

End result? They closed the server, paid Blizzard nothing, laid low for a couple months, then reopened the server under a different name.

Back to making millions, Blizzard has never bothered to try again.

This stuff isn't an effective deterrent whatsoever.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Popular
13. Re: Fallout 4 Popular Nov 10, 2015, 23:18 JohnBirshire
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 23:06:

As for editing three files, meh, took me about five minutes to edit and add. Isn't that one of the perks of PC gaming?

Was the principal. Can't even put in a FoV slider for your PC version? That's like PC 101. You also can't edit a lot of the controls in game either. If they can't get these basic things right, I'm going to assume they didn't get a lot of other stuff right either.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Popular
10. Refund please. Nov 10, 2015, 22:39 JohnBirshire
 
I asked for a Steam refund already.

Sound issues right off the bat, could hear the female speaking, but males lips just moved with no sound. Half the controls would not work, check forums, countless complaints about the interface, gave up. No in-game option for changing FoV or turning off mouse acceleration? I don't care if you can turn it off by editing files *you actually have to edit 3 files each*, this is clearly a console port with not even one ounce of PC-centric effort.

Epic failure. Incredibly disappointing, have been playing Bethesda games since Arena: The Elder Scrolls.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Trailer
2. Re: Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Trailer Oct 12, 2015, 23:35 JohnBirshire
 
Every video I've seen has made this game look incredibly repetitive.  
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News Comments > No Disc in Might & Magic Heroes VII Collector's Edition
15. Why would anyone even buy it? Oct 12, 2015, 00:23 JohnBirshire
 
Are they hardcore Might and Magic Heroes fans that buy all of them, event he ones that suck like this one?  
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News Comments > Master of Orion Gameplay Trailer
4. Re: Master of Orion Gameplay Trailer Oct 2, 2015, 21:24 JohnBirshire
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 19:52:
I hope they don't fuck up the age old problem of auto resolve vs manual resolve... (they only showed auto-resolve, but manual is planned... which is kinda meh, I hated combat in MOO...)
I'd have to disagree, and I would think you are an overwhelming minority. It was a lot of fun designing your own ships and seeing your newly developed weapons in combat.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Combat Change Plans
5. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Combat Change Plans Oct 2, 2015, 21:21 JohnBirshire
 
I wish they would redo the engine in some way, the game feels "clunky". Hard to describe, but just isn't smooth like many other MMOs.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 27, 2015, 21:54 JohnBirshire
 
NicklePop wrote on Sep 27, 2015, 21:12:
Elite is fantastic.

I watched people play it on Twitch several times when I was thinking about buying it, and it seemed incredibly boring and monontous. They were all just repeating the same tasks over and over. Didn't see any compelling reason to buy it.

You guys need to look at the prices before you make comments about games "falling down the list". Several of those games wouldn't have even been on it without significant discounts.
 
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News Comments > Amnesia Free on Steam
5. Yeah.... Sep 15, 2015, 17:53 JohnBirshire
 
Nope.

Not going near that one.
 
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