Icewind wrote on Nov 9, 2018, 03:40:Everyone wants to repeat the successful model that WoW has been using. But that's bad in the long run. Players are catching on and others are buying out. New game-play mechanics won't help.
I would've bought Forsaken, but from what I saw, the drop rate was not improved. I see no point in investing 3-4 hours of play just to gain 2-3 "light levels". I beat the base campaign and the first two DLC campaigns as well, and hit around light level 360. Getting to 400, so I could do the extra post-end game content they started making available, was impossible. I was gaining maybe 1 light level per day, and it was by very small adjustments to my load out. My weapons were mostly ineffective, and drops were abysmally bad.
Quboid wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 15:15:I view them as equal. How bad they get depends on the subject.Brazor wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 09:43:
None of the political parties are trustworthy. It's going to get screwed up at some point. Even if it's not on paper. If a Rep doesn't do it then a Dem will.
True. One is objectively considerably worse than the other but there are no saints in politics.
I presume NamecaF though I was asking which party NotOneOfUs was referring to, which would indeed be missing the point. I wasn't, I was asking who in this thread he was referring to.
Drath71 wrote on Oct 4, 2018, 07:05:Most of the players that made the virtual world work bailed out long ago. Which wasn't that many people. The dev team goes for as many as possible. Leaving minority play styles to their own devices.heroin wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 22:00:
I also hate the focus on eSports. I hope they get back to making new single-player games w/ multiplayer components. Those game packed a punch in quality/content for the $. Obviously, I want Warcraft IV and think it's pretty ridiculous that we haven't seen it by now. Another ground-breaking MMO by Blizz would have been nice by now as well.
I'm afraid that ground has been broken many, many times. The same old ground. With WoW, Blizzard seems far more interested in following a formula than "breaking ground" anymore. Each expansion just relegates the previous expansion to ghost town content. They don't care that they have a virtual world, they just pile more carrots to chase to the top.
WoW is an ocean that is an inch deep.
Kxmode wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 21:12:I remember my friends who work at Blizzard telling me at the time that he shouldn't say that as it was bad for CS. As it would increase the amount of complaints.
There really is no one better than JAB. Most of the veterans, save Allen Adham, have left Blizzard.
That said, the direction Blizzard has taken WOW over the past decade remains a love/hate thing for me.
I LOVE the ample QOL additions and features they added over the years including extensive improvements to the engine to make it run super fast and smooth on today's hardware.
I HATE the move/push towards eSports in Blizzard's current crop of titles. JAB infamously told a fan at a BlizzCon when he asked about vanilla, "You think you do, but you don't" demonstrating a total disconnect between what the players want and want the dev's want. JAB has been the face for the Classic server since its announcement, so perhaps much was learned by him and the devs from their meeting with Nostalrius in 2016.
If nothing else with JAB as the president, Blizzard will continue to run smoothly for the foreseeable future.
Cutter wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 15:29:I got one with a layoff. It breaks down to "here's some money to hold you over, don't sue us. Oh and don't apply for a job with us ever again."
I never understood the concept of severance pay. And I've mostly worked for myself or small employers who aren't obliged to pay severance anyway.
Acleacius wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 13:29:If the sales are as low as some claim then crowdfunding may be a flop as well.
Not a fan, so don't care either way. Though 90% of the time I support employees over developers, developers over publishers.
But couldn't they have asked the fans first before laying everyone off? I.e. Crowdfunding for enough to finish the product, employees possibly agreeing to take a cut in salary, company owners forgoing their salaries. How can people not know these things? ?
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 11:28:They are still a ways off with Classic servers. The last I heard is that they will require the same subscription to have access to them.
Any news on Vanilla? Thats the only thing I might consider playing again. The subscription model is kind of turning me off, and I can't see Blizz going F2P, or even the pay Once route and micro-transactions.
ShakaUVM wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 07:29:I've been seeing similar attitudes about this game. The whole thing with ME:A is going to cost them some day, week and month 1 sales. We'll see just how much when the launch happens.
Huh. I'm not interested in a Bioware game. Either I'm getting old, or Mass Effect: Andromeda ruined the company for me.
The game looks awfully bland and uninteresting. I'll pick it up on a sale, maybe.
SlimRam wrote on May 22, 2018, 19:13:Yup! Was very long!
Hell, it's been 20 years since I played this! Gonna install and play through it again, can't remember a damn thing about the single player so it should be all new to me again! I think I remember it was a VERY long game and the AI was actually pretty damn good too? You can even play bot matches and you'll see some flashes of how Unreal Tournament came to be.