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Signed On Feb 8, 2008, 03:09
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 11
1. Re: E3 security efforts Jun 18, 2017, 13:00 Brazor
 
As a security guard in California I can tell you that not checking for tickets points to two likely situations.
1: Someone higher up "believes" that having the tight presence at entrances will have more negative consequences then positive.
2: Someone higher up doesn't want to spend the money.
(Those two are not mutually exclusive. #1 is sometimes used as an excuse to cover for #2)

Many companies don't want to spend the money because they can't turn around and provide hard proof to justify it.
You can't predict every attack. Law enforcement get lucky on occasions where the perps big mouth it to someone.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 20, 2017, 12:39 Brazor
 
Part of the problem (especially out here in California) is that there isn't anyone to hire for those jobs. There hasn't been in a while. Some companies are forced to switch to robots before they lose too many of their current workers to old age, i.e retirement or death.
There are plenty of qualified people who can do those jobs. Both legal and illegal residents across all ethnicity's, handicapped or not. They are not applying for the jobs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 15, 2017, 12:08 Brazor
 
Both parties benefit from spying on people. Until enough of their constituents complain, they'll do whatever they or the people giving them campaign money want.

As for XP and the exploit. This will not cause companies to upgrade, Especially hospitals. All the software they use for their medical equipment was custom built for that equipment and won't work on any other OS. It's cheaper for the hospitals to wipe all the computers and reinstall the images they have stored.
 
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News Comments > Yooka-Laylee Released
4. Re: Yooka-Laylee Released Apr 12, 2017, 02:42 Brazor
 
If you've played either of the first two Banjo-Kazooie games then you know this game.
All the strengths and weaknesses of the 3D platforming games are there.

The note on the menu for the credits tells you to "make some tea and prepare for the Scrollageddon". They're not kidding....at the fastest scroll speed it takes about 5 minutes to speed through the whole credit list. There's THAT many backers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2017, 11:10 Brazor
 
You know Blue, you can tell people who ask that you just watch the Giants.  
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News Comments > David Brevik's New Project Isn't Diablo
4. Re: David Brevik's New Project Isn't Diablo Oct 17, 2016, 22:42 Brazor
 
This next Blizzcon will celebrate the 20th anniversary for the whole series. If they weren't brought in for a game then the original guys were brought in to record an interview or to be invited to participate in the celebration at Blizzcon.

I wouldn't be surprised if we just see them in the opening ceremony of the con on a video.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2016, 13:04 Brazor
 
Westworld is dominating my thinking about the new television series,

I read that as Westwood instead of Westworld. My first thought was "Why are they making a Command and Conquer TV show?"
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 22, 2016, 16:28 Brazor
 
It's like when Cisco made a push in the late 90s for IT experts. A lot of people were hired for tech support instead after all the crap certifications.

They don't want to take something seriously until they have something happen to them that makes them spend the money they were trying to save.

Let them suffer!
 
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News Comments > Spicy Horse Studios Closing
11. Re: Spicy Horse Studios Closing Jul 25, 2016, 01:54 Brazor
 
I thought it closed after Alice was released.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials
8. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials May 6, 2016, 01:20 Brazor
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 5, 2016, 23:26:
Sepharo wrote on May 5, 2016, 23:09:
No he's saying they're going to go down because they snubbed a pirate vanilla WoW server

LOL
Yeah
They are not worried about those people.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20743584206
They put the line out to see if there are enough people with interest in features that they can do. Also to keep the forums clean and not full of multiple threads on the same topic.

I was surprised that they said anything at all. They usually stay silent to keep from feeding rage. Fortunately, they are still being noble about it. I know there are some Blizz people outside of the WoW dev team that disagree.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Launch Trailer & System Requirements
13. Re: DOOM Launch Trailer & System Requirements May 6, 2016, 00:45 Brazor
 
I hit the minimum on my CPU but I'm a bit under on my video card. This'll be interesting....  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Poor Security of Healthcare Sector Apr 26, 2016, 23:16 Brazor
 
Nothing in that article is shocking.
They're not going to upgrade to win 10 because it's not compatible with the software of the equipment they use or with the software used for charting.
Even if such a switch was available the price is expected to be too high to risk. Given that there will be undiscovered bugs that could cause problems. The lawsuit potential is too high for them to do it.

Microsoft would need to fork over the cash to do it themselves and back it up in court.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: Petition for Legacy World of Warcraft Servers Passes 150k Apr 19, 2016, 12:16 Brazor
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 17:06:
Brazor wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:52:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 15:54:
Brazor wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 15:03:
The people I know at Blizzard have said that they don't expect people to play legacy servers long enough to justify the cost to keep them running. The devs believe 100% that too many people would get bored or upset over the old issues on those versions. Some players will start wanting them to patch the legacy servers without updating the content. Some would want the old talent and honor systems and others would want the new systems with just the old content.

So last that I've heard, the people signing the petition are wasting their time and most likely any questions about it at Blizzcon will get filtered out. Even the panel questions.

Then Blizzard doesn't trust their fans, which is precisely Blizzard's problem to begin with. This is why Brack said "You think you do, but you don't." Nostalrius showed Blizzard the exact opposite. Blizzard just needs to trust their fans. There are way more legacy fans (Vanilla, TBC and WOTLK) than retail players.
No, Nostalrius did not.
They couldn't secure $500 a month in donations to cover the costs of running it. They were already on their way out.
Blizzard doesn't trust the people crying about legacy servers because they are mostly a bunch of lying freeloaders. The devs don't look at them as anything more than pirates trying to use old content as an excuse....and no that's not Activision talking. They have no say in regards to Blizz's business. This is the Blizz dev teams doing everything short of telling them to go fly a kite.

They couldn't secure $500 a month in donations because they didn't take donations. Everything was already paid for. The server was non profit. Just stop...

By the way I was a member of the Nostalrius staff so I know what I'm talking about.
http://forum.nostalrius.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37403
Then what was the deal with this?
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: Petition for Legacy World of Warcraft Servers Passes 150k Apr 18, 2016, 16:52 Brazor
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 15:54:
Brazor wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 15:03:
The people I know at Blizzard have said that they don't expect people to play legacy servers long enough to justify the cost to keep them running. The devs believe 100% that too many people would get bored or upset over the old issues on those versions. Some players will start wanting them to patch the legacy servers without updating the content. Some would want the old talent and honor systems and others would want the new systems with just the old content.

So last that I've heard, the people signing the petition are wasting their time and most likely any questions about it at Blizzcon will get filtered out. Even the panel questions.

Then Blizzard doesn't trust their fans, which is precisely Blizzard's problem to begin with. This is why Brack said "You think you do, but you don't." Nostalrius showed Blizzard the exact opposite. Blizzard just needs to trust their fans. There are way more legacy fans (Vanilla, TBC and WOTLK) than retail players.
No, Nostalrius did not.
They couldn't secure $500 a month in donations to cover the costs of running it. They were already on their way out.
Blizzard doesn't trust the people crying about legacy servers because they are mostly a bunch of lying freeloaders. The devs don't look at them as anything more than pirates trying to use old content as an excuse....and no that's not Activision talking. They have no say in regards to Blizz's business. This is the Blizz dev teams doing everything short of telling them to go fly a kite.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: Petition for Legacy World of Warcraft Servers Passes 150k Apr 18, 2016, 15:03 Brazor
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 11:45:
Wallshadows wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 10:26:
The number of servers required is always ambiguous though. Do you want both PvE and PvP? For each region? What about the expansions? What timezone would they occupy?

There's likely no way Blizzard would foot the bill on support staff either.

You're absolutely right, which is why virtually everyone advocating for legacy servers is telling Blizzard they would either be willing to pay $15 per month for a regular subscription, or $15 plus $5 to access legacy content. In other words WE would pay for the legacy support staff, infrastructure costs, etc.

Wallshadows wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 10:26:
Last but not least, a large part of what made those older titles great were the people I played with and how new and epic it felt which simply cannot be re-captured at this point. Far too many of my friends from back then have quit and raiding no longer feels as exciting as it did.

You'd be surprised how many would. Nostalrius had players from day one working through dungeon and raid content. In fact before the shutdown everyone was looking forward to AQ40 and the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event. Outside the sphere of Nostalrius plenty of people have stated they would resub to play legacy content in a heartbeat. Personally I would resub and stay with vanilla for quite awhile. I truly loved South Shore and Terran Mill skirmishes, which I learned from Rob Pardo in a 2013 BlizzCon video was the first battleground designed specifically for open world epic PVP battles.
The people I know at Blizzard have said that they don't expect people to play legacy servers long enough to justify the cost to keep them running. The devs believe 100% that too many people would get bored or upset over the old issues on those versions. Some players will start wanting them to patch the legacy servers without updating the content. Some would want the old talent and honor systems and others would want the new systems with just the old content.
So last that I've heard, the people signing the petition are wasting their time and most likely any questions about it at Blizzcon will get filtered out. Even the panel questions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 14, 2016, 14:32 Brazor
 
The people crying over it are fools.
Nostalrius couldn't even scrap together $500 a month in donations to cover the costs of hosting the server. There's also a lot of accusations that the player numbers for those servers are exaggerated to try and show that demand is higher than it really is.

They can offer the servers with a disclaimer that they won't get patched, that their characters can't be transferred, and that their AH may be disabled. I think the people who just wanted to see what it was like would be thrilled with the opportunity.
This won't work. There will still be people who expect it to be maintained and have GM support.

The nostalgia factor is great. But truthfully it only lasts a short while when I go to play something old. That's why Blizz isn't doing it.
Let them blame Activision all they want. It's not going to make it true.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 28, 2016, 20:42 Brazor
 
I read an article some months ago about people using devices in their pockets to scan the chip cards in peoples wallets. Just by walking close to them or bumping into them on the street. But there's supposedly wallets out there meant to block those.

Give it less than a year and chip cards won't be anything special safety wise. They'll figure it out.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
56. Re: DOOM in May Feb 6, 2016, 08:35 Brazor
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 23:29:
Brazor wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 21:47:
From the video discussions back at E3 they emphasized that the executions are how you get most of your health and ammo. That was done intentionally to keep the combat and the player moving. They repeated that this isn't a hide behind cover and play peekaboo shooter.

This game does look a bit cartoony to me but I'm fine with it. The original doom looked cartoony to me too when it first released and I was a kid back then.
This game will stand a chance so long as they don't have a problem like Arkam Knight.

Most important thing will be the controls. If it doesnt have proper PC controls and instead console controls with delays or senseless key distribution where for example you have to use different buttons even though you only need one, it will be just another shitty converted shooter.
You'd think with ID's background that it would be the reverse.
As to the chainsaw comments. I can't imagine being able to swing a chainsaw into a hunk of bone and meat and not have it get stuck as it chews through.
Old Doom's chainsaw had strategic use if you knew the mechanics behind the game. For example the saw was great against Pinkies and Cacodemons because they had a high chance to react in pain. Meaning that you could keep them locked down most of the time as you drained their life. A few would get a hit on you but most of the time it was a painless and ammoless kill. I wouldn't be surprised if the current ID team was looking to replicate that.
Hopefully their "Snapmap" (i.e. editor) gives you the ability to alter weapon behavior.

Now as to the video. Is that a Hellknight or a Baron of Hell? He has the color of the Baron but all of them in Doom 3 were Hellknights regardless of their color.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
39. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 21:47 Brazor
 
From the video discussions back at E3 they emphasized that the executions are how you get most of your health and ammo. That was done intentionally to keep the combat and the player moving. They repeated that this isn't a hide behind cover and play peekaboo shooter.

This game does look a bit cartoony to me but I'm fine with it. The original doom looked cartoony to me too when it first released and I was a kid back then.
This game will stand a chance so long as they don't have a problem like Arkam Knight.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
6. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 11:53 Brazor
 
MajorD wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 11:43:
They certainly pioneered the FPS genre, but have been pretty much left behind.......
The problem is that they pioneered one play style of the genre. Lots of people went to the Fake Realistic Style of FPS.
 
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