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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
150. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 19:49 Cyanotetyphas
 
I actually had never read the whole thing before this discussion started up. Stop trying to preserve the glory of the Roman empire and lets try to make something better

The New Colossus
BY EMMA LAZARUS
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Mercy and Junkrat Nerfs Inbound
8. Re: Overwatch Mercy and Junkrat Nerfs Inbound Jan 5, 2018, 17:25 Cyanotetyphas
 
Choachy wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 13:17:
Mercy is the most accessible direct healer. She is the easiest to play healer that the majority of players can relate to and feel effective. Ana is a direct healer but much more difficult to play for most people. Moira is less direct and more difficult. I keep seeing the argument that mercy is the most played character because she is OP. For the casual player, I just dont buy this theory. She's the most played because she is the most accessible.

Yeah thats why you can't playtest this shit. On your company server everyone sees Mercy spike up into the air and prioritizes her correctly, focuses her down or into hiding. On your average pub game, Mercy is basically ignored despite her huge swing potential, especially with Ult on. Anna technically has higher healing per second but you have to 100% all shots, while with Mercy you literally hold M1 while aiming in the correct hemisphere, most people are going to gravitate towards that despite what the designers want.

I embrace the Junkrat nerf, he was kind of taking over Roadhog's old spot of instantly murdering you if you rounded the wrong corner and he was only buffed to crack him into the top level of play anyway, in pub games his area control and ult make him 1st class.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
7. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 1, 2017, 17:14 Cyanotetyphas
 

It's funny how much reality can change between the conception of a game and its release. What might have been considered a fantasy two years ago might be beginning to approach reality today.

The fantasy is that these people are confined to remote regions of the flyover. Remember the good ole days of the 90s/00s when racist shitheads never went more than 50 yards away from their cabins?

edit: I'm not sure Far Cry 5's insular fascist cult is racist, I guess that's another one we can chalk up in the fantasy category
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2017, 15:26 Cyanotetyphas
 
At least the Giants waited for a run of poor seasons to do this, the 49ers pulled the nuclear option on Harbaugh and Kapernick after a Super Bowl run. Lets check how that's going currently...yup, 1 and 10. Thank god the Browns are contractually obligated to make everyone look better.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Oct 14, 2017, 21:42 Cyanotetyphas
 
Its hard to see an upside to this sale, even in humble has stabilized to about average in the bundle department they were still great occasionally.

So far RPS has survived being gobbled up by eurogamer, although they're both the same type of thing.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Sep 29, 2017, 17:38 Cyanotetyphas
 
I remember reading a reddit thread where someone off handedly mentioned dumping thousands of dollars into Path of Exile.

I sort of had the impression it must be some Middle eastern oil baron's kid. It seems completely unreasonable to me, but hey, your money.
 
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News Comments > Killer Instinct on Steam
2. Re: Killer Instinct on Steam Sep 27, 2017, 22:47 Cyanotetyphas
 
Wow just in time!

Actually its a bit of a bummer if Sony's only competition folds, they need Xbox to keep them honest. But man they've been anemic this cycle.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend Underway
8. Re: Overwatch Free Weekend Underway Sep 23, 2017, 21:04 Cyanotetyphas
 
Battlenet client did have some terrible problems maybe 6 mo- 1 year ago with hardware acceleration on their stupid flash shit they force on each games tab.

Its come a long way though, I don't see the performance hit anymore and its way more stable. I still don't let it sit in the background unless I'm using it, but I stopped having issues.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2017, 17:48 Cyanotetyphas
 
There's always a reservoir of immunity in the population. The black death and spanish flu were solved pre-antibiotics, even though it wasn't pretty, and a lot of it is random variance. Actually there are some people in European populations that are missing a receptor used by HIV, so they are immune to that virus.

Still, its unlikely you'll be the lucky one although at least basement dwelling nerds are less likely to be infected in a pandemic.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 2
1. Re: It Came from E3 2017, Part 2 Jun 12, 2017, 22:29 Cyanotetyphas
 
Devolver had the best conference by far...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 24, 2017, 01:52 Cyanotetyphas
 
Gating content? Should every game just have a flagpole you jump on at the end as far as narrative?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 16:48 Cyanotetyphas
 
Moonlight was great, well deserved the win. La La Land was fine but if it won, it would be just like the self congratulating Artist years back, so everyone should be surprised the academy was less tone deaf this year.

If you really only like sci fi/action or "cool" movies the Oscars will never be your thing, but almost everything that got nominated was worth a watch this year, from the Lobster to Toni Erdmann to Manchester.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Feb 22, 2017, 14:11 Cyanotetyphas
 
Rigs- I've been having fun in The Secret World, which is a modern day conspiracy/cthulhu type setting. You have to buy it to play, but bundlestars sells it for $12 often. There's no sub. I'm not very deep, but the quests are pretty varied. There's a few puzzle type investigation quests sprinkled in that are pretty fun. There was one quest where I was supposed to decode morse code...I just googled the answer instead though...


Re:AssCreed
I actually saw this (slow weekend...) and it was irredeemably silly. They memory regress a bunch of murders then have them free roam in a prison full of bladed weapons under glass. Thank goodness they gave the guards all those nightsticks...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 26, 2017, 14:19 Cyanotetyphas
 
This obviously didn't hurt the superstars but there were a lot of small time people that didn't deserve this. Not to mention the random people caught in the net. If you still think its fine though I'll go ahead and release that picture my bots got off your webcam of you jerkin it.

Concur that the sentence is about right.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 5, 2016, 23:36 Cyanotetyphas
 
Great point jacobvandy. The real joke here is how most of the content is thrown into the ocean for free for the 10 in 6 billion hope of making 15 million at the top? Seems like the odds got way longer and the money got way worse. Creative people might be the easiest sector to prune with economies of scale after all.  
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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. Dec 4, 2016, 00:49 Cyanotetyphas
 
The reason to have empathy is this; if they're willing to treat their rich golden goose like that, how do you think they treat their middle class and lower employees? Would a company like this blink twice at fucking you over if you worked there?  
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News Comments > Hearthstone Buy-in Tavern Brawl
3. Re: Hearthstone Buy-in Tavern Brawl Oct 17, 2016, 22:42 Cyanotetyphas
 
Looking at the loot table, ouch. You need about 5-6 wins to break even here, which in the random Arena is undercut to 3 wins. Here you'll be against everyone confident enough to sack up 1k gold. If you get blanked by 3x midrange shaman netdeck then you get 1 pack for your money and throw 9 more in the garbage.

Buyer beware, if you don't already have the legendaries at the top you aren't going to get them. At least this will help someone like Firebat finish out his all gold freeze mage deck.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Halloween Details
1. Re: Team Fortress 2 Halloween Details Oct 12, 2016, 20:37 Cyanotetyphas
 
I hope the two guys they have left working on this feel fulfilled. I guess it makes sense for a 10 year old game to peter out  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 4, 2016, 20:05 Cyanotetyphas
 
Ark survival has more in common with Pogs to its players than System Shock 2. Nobody is buying in looking for a classic, they're getting something all their friends have so they can fuck around. Strange bugs probably enhance the experience. And it's got people in it because it's popular. There's tons of these games but they're all rotting without the playerbase. This is the mall.  
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Rage Quit Penalty Improvements
1. Re: Street Fighter V Rage Quit Penalty Improvements Aug 16, 2016, 03:31 Cyanotetyphas
 
Just in time...  
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