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Re: Torment Kickstarter Adds Chris Avellone Goal
Mar 22, 2013, 18:37
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Re: Torment Kickstarter Adds Chris Avellone Goal Mar 22, 2013, 18:37
Mar 22, 2013, 18:37
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 18:19:
Yeah, I'd like to know how everyone gets paid. Is it a pool with base salary then points on additional sales? Who's getting paid what? I'm starting to get really of leery of backing well known designers who are already rich(ish).

I was in the same boat as you cutter, but at the end of the day the games I like to play aren't being made anymore. The big publishers just aren't interested in innovating or niche groups.
When the designers and teams who made the games that captivated me (and almost caused me to fail my BEng back in the day!), are asking for money to make those types of games again, i'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and will back them.
I may get burnt in the process, but come on, if theres a chance that I'm going to get another Ultima 7/PS:T/Wing Commander/Populous, I'm going to be all over that like flies on shite.
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psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com
Mar 22, 2013, 12:35
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psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 22, 2013, 12:35
Mar 22, 2013, 12:35
 
Darks wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 12:05:
Kristian Joensen wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 11:21:
Darks wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 10:33:
Somehow, I seriously doubt that they will be using the funds from this game fully. When they sit here and defend that they we will be using the funds just for the game. That raises a red flag to me. And 700K to add Chris, I dont see it.

Are you high? There are several stretch goal in between the current funding level and the Chris Avellone stretch goal so they aren't spending even remotely near 700k on hiring Chris Avellone + a lot of the money is being spent on other things like art, animation, code, etc to go with his writing/design work.

So even the 150k between the prior stretch goal and the Chris Avellone stretch goal isn't Chris's fee. 150k USD more in pledges implies more Amazon and kickstarter fees and more used on rewards. So the budget of the game won't be increased by that full amount.

Excuse me for not believing you, but you sound like an advocate supporter or work for them. My feelings on Kick starters are there are no checks and balances on how they are using the money.

Just because someone puts up a KS page and says I need 1 Million to make this happen, does not mean that they are using all of that money to fund the project. It’s idiotic to even assume that they are using all of the money as they say they are.

Are you sure you are not one of their stretch goals?

It comes down to trust. Either you trust whoevers doing the kickstarter, or you don't. If you don't trust them, don't give them money.
Kickstarter is a risk, as Schafer said when he started the DA adventure KS, either the game will be great, or a spectacular failure. Personally I don't mind throwing some bucks at a chance to get a game that I want to play.
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psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com
Mar 21, 2013, 16:43
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psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 21, 2013, 16:43
Mar 21, 2013, 16:43
 
Hmmm, will be following this one. I did love the old m@m series. Though the reference to the one city makes me think da2. Then I cry a little on the inside....
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psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com
Mar 21, 2013, 15:55
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psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 21, 2013, 15:55
Mar 21, 2013, 15:55
 
Also after the SimCity farce I wonder how their pre-orders are doing.........
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psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com
Mar 21, 2013, 15:52
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Mar 21, 2013, 15:52
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 14:26:
Wouldn't it be nice if they built this game around 64 player battles on big maps with all the toys on every map?

SHAZBOT
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Re: John Riccitiello Leaving EA
Mar 18, 2013, 18:05
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Re: John Riccitiello Leaving EA Mar 18, 2013, 18:05
Mar 18, 2013, 18:05
 
Minuit wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:23:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 16:52:
The real question is, how large of a golden parachute is he going to get? I would assume it'll be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Not only that, he gets his choice of Battlefield 3, Bejeweled 3, Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Plants vs. Zombies or SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition.

All my 5's.
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Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
Mar 18, 2013, 18:01
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Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 18:01
Mar 18, 2013, 18:01
 
In the UK you're covered by the sales of good act and distance selling regulations which gives you 7 days to get the refund regardless of what the eula states.
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer
Mar 15, 2013, 19:41
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer Mar 15, 2013, 19:41
Mar 15, 2013, 19:41
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 13:47:
PHJF wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 09:46:
I see nothing about genetically engineering the human race into a rigid caste system?

Try Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

They really need to do another. That game is awesome.
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer
Mar 15, 2013, 14:18
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer Mar 15, 2013, 14:18
Mar 15, 2013, 14:18
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 09:46:
I see nothing about genetically engineering the human race into a rigid caste system?

All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol, none of their defects.
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Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstart Update
Mar 9, 2013, 14:33
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Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstart Update Mar 9, 2013, 14:33
Mar 9, 2013, 14:33
 
Awesome to see Mark Morgan doing the music.
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Re: Lord British's Countdown
Mar 2, 2013, 23:04
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Re: Lord British's Countdown Mar 2, 2013, 23:04
Mar 2, 2013, 23:04
 
The fellowship theme from u7 still takes me back to when I was playing them for the first time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eErSFN8MBmk&list=PLE19B66157B6B2C57&index=15

Got three roland synths on the desk for when I want to play u4/5/6/7 through dosbox, an mt-32, cm-64 and an sc-88.

U7 part 1 is still my favorite rpg of all time. I remember how pantwettingly awesome it was when you had a roland synth and a soundblaster.
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Re: EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers
Feb 28, 2013, 14:04
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Re: EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers Feb 28, 2013, 14:04
Feb 28, 2013, 14:04
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 13:38:
From what I've read, you aren't necessarily safe even in high security areas. And yeah, there appears to be a "you can never catch up" issue. At least in something like WoW -- you can start from scratch and in a couple of months be as geared as anyone else is for the most part...

You're not safe anywhere. In high-sec you can still get shot at. Admittedly the aggressor is going to get blown up by the SPACEPOLICE but they take time to get there. If there's enough people (or firepower) to take you down before that happens then you're going to get blown up. Of course if your attackers misjudged your tank or mess up then you can loot their ships and moonwalk out of there....
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Re: EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers
Feb 28, 2013, 14:00
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Re: EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers Feb 28, 2013, 14:00
Feb 28, 2013, 14:00
 
Don't fly what you can't afford to lose.
Been playing Eve since 2008. Also been in goonswarm (and it's various re-incarnations from when we forgot to pay the bills in delve), since then so my views skewed a certain way.
Never done any of that high sec mission pve stuff, just went off to null-sec and never looked back.
Plex is great. Pull off one big scam and that's it, never need to pay a sub. New players just days old selling non-existent capital ships to idiots and then buying game time and another (capital ship ready) character with their ill-gotten gains is just brilliant.
I can understand people being bored shitless if they're trying to play the game on their own, it's just not fun that way. Get in a good corp and never look back. Hell if your Billy NoMates just join eve-uni or something to get the hang of it, make some friends and then head off into the great unknown.
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Re: No Diablo III PC/PS4 Play
Feb 26, 2013, 03:37
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Re: No Diablo III PC/PS4 Play Feb 26, 2013, 03:37
Feb 26, 2013, 03:37
 
Absolute horse shite.
It's so they can sell it to mugs twice. Diablo 3 for PC does look like it was designed for a console so thats a complete strawman of an arguement. Also Dust 514 links PSN and the PC so it's not like it hasn't been done before.
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Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale
Jan 25, 2013, 14:11
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Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale Jan 25, 2013, 14:11
Jan 25, 2013, 14:11
 
Crustacean Soup wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 13:12:
Armengar wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 03:06:
It's a mod?
We have a full UE3 license, it's not even a UDK title.

Like Steam's description says, a decent-sized content update is going to drop soon too, adding a new TO map, a duel mode, new weapons, and other things (there's a beta thread in the forums). We're pretty serious about supporting the game

Didn't realize you worked over there.
Damn fine game with the only thing possibly missing being mounted combat, but that would involve a complete redesign and new maps so save that for Chivalry 2.
Just give me more maps. Maybe one more tier of weapons for all classes, but ignore majority of the suggestions on the forum as they're completely retarded.
I've already bought copies of the game for friends and they're hooked. Plus I get to oneshot them with the maul (HELL YEAH).
Also fuck archers. Teamkilling is OK if its an archer (especially if they're just camping at the back).
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Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale
Jan 25, 2013, 06:18
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Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale Jan 25, 2013, 06:18
Jan 25, 2013, 06:18
 
Will leave this here again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1B9sHBbyhs


It's a great game and at that price it's a steal, though to get the most out of it you really want to be playing with friend.
Especially if you're on the same ts/vent/whatever server so you can laugh at them when you "accidentally" decapitate them when they run in front of you.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jan 14, 2013, 09:50
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 14, 2013, 09:50
Jan 14, 2013, 09:50
 
Anyone on the fence about Chivalry needs to watch the below video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1B9sHBbyhs

The game is awesome.
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Re: MechWarrior Tactics Closed Beta; Founder's Program
Jan 10, 2013, 08:07
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Re: MechWarrior Tactics Closed Beta; Founder's Program Jan 10, 2013, 08:07
Jan 10, 2013, 08:07
 
I've been impressed with MWO. There's a real sense of weight to your mechs, something which to me Hawken has a problem with and seems a bit more floaty.
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Second Wave DLC
Jan 8, 2013, 13:40
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Second Wave DLC Jan 8, 2013, 13:40
Jan 8, 2013, 13:40
 
Kind of bemused by the hate this game is getting on this board. Yes there were bugs on release, yes multiplayer could do with balancing, but you can say the same thing for every other game released in the last 10 years or so.
It was is a damn fine game and a refreshing change from yet another "realistic" FPS.
Now if they can do a Terror from the Deep expansion and release a map editor so the community can do their thang then it's all gravy.........
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Second Wave DLC
Jan 8, 2013, 12:03
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Second Wave DLC Jan 8, 2013, 12:03
Jan 8, 2013, 12:03
 
Having a high willpower on a soldier increases the chance of psionic ability. If you put all your rookies through then you're not going to get many. If you wait until they've leveled up some and have avoided critical injuries (which give a corresponding loss in willpower), then the percentage will be much higher. I was seeing about 50% of my soldiers who had willpower 80+ testing successfully for psionic ability, yet only around 10% of my rookies (willpower 35-40).

The actual "Second Wave" options they are listing were already in the game, there was a user patch shortly after the game released which activated the hidden options so you could toggle them on/off each game you started. Some of them were a bit buggy at the time, but good to see they've enabled them for those of us who cba downloading 3rd party patches.
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