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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
75. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 3, 2015, 10:35 Verno
 
Nah I've pretty much said what I have to say already, if you're bored I suggest http://agar.io/  
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
73. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 3, 2015, 10:28 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 09:37:
I was trying to explain why they likely removed it. Man this board can be the worst sometimes. Go against the tide and everyone calls you names.

People call you names no matter what here, its the result of very little moderation. In this case though it feels like you're trying to browbeat your explanation into people. It's not like people don't understand that console development leads feature build out but that isn't going to make them feel any better about their platform of choice being treated poorly. Many console games might not feature server browsers but that doesn't mean they are some dubious unprofitable venture as several users posted examples of already, some even on the consoles. Ultimately the developer can do whatever it wants but that doesn't mean people are going to be happy about it and a patronizing explanation isn't going to make them feel any better.

In this case it feels especially unjustified as they already have the tech built and use it in another game that accommodates both server browsing and matchmaking very well. What was the point of building out Battlelog and Origin if they aren't going to use them? Just another case of EA being incredibly schizophrenic and people are right to call it out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2015, 09:08 Verno
 
ViRGE wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 04:20:
I'd join, but I know next to nothing about football. Now if the contest was predicting Metacritic rankings I might have a shot...

One of the guys last year never even watched football and he was first place for like 8 weeks
 
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News Comments > Torchlight Burns Out Runic
52. Re: Torchlight Burns Out Runic Sep 3, 2015, 09:01 Verno
 
I can see where Runic is coming from, they were about at their limit in terms of what they could accomplish without growing into a significantly larger studio. It's also gotta be boring working on the same thing for years at a time, I know I would get burned out at the office if we didn't have some project variety. Plus as Marsh said Diablo 3 is finally hitting its stride, took too long to get there but whatever its there now.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 2, 2015, 15:59 Verno
 
JD yeah exactly it's basically advertisements for their own original content and they only play on Netflix owned content. So if you don't watch Netflix owned properties you probably won't see them. It's a random user tested thing, its not rolled out to everyone. There also seems to be some weirdness with them showing on some devices and not others. You can read more about the ads here. The only one I ever saw had a 20 second trailer for Bloodline. Not a big deal but I don't like ads period.  
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
41. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 2, 2015, 15:22 Verno
 
Task wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 15:04:
However, it means finding a game with your buddies in a queue lobby can take longer as the matcher has to find the perfect amount of players that are trying to play the same thing and if vs. to match via skill. I've used an early COD (much later after its initial release) on console before and remember having to wait and WAIT for people to join the lobby list.

So if you pick an unpopular mode or map for Battlefront with your friend, because you both like it while others don't, theoretically you might end up with a bit of a wait. Probably not at launch, but in 1 or 2 years? Guaranteed people will gravitate to a few 'favorite' maps (likely representing most balanced, or whatever) and a couple modes at most.

If this were the old days, one would just leave their server up and people would drop-in/drop-out when they pleased. Or custom tailored with modified server settings, plugins, or mods. All of those things are being phased out in favor of unmodifiable games, at least in DICE's case.

Then you also get into lack of proper admin controls, cheaters running rampant, etc. I don't think its a coincidence that since matchmaking took over on CoD that its been declining on the PC and other FPS games with server browsers have taken its place. The loss of control is annoying and the community aspects of dedicated servers are important IMO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 2, 2015, 14:09 Verno
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 12:35:
This is a step in the right direction. The "free" games have been less and less interesting to me and I don't use multiplayer services very often so I have been considering letting my Plus membership lapse in a year or so when it expires finally. More cloud storage is exactly the kind of thing I can use. If they add a few more "quality of life" type things I can actually point at and say "I use that"...I might keep the service.

I don't know, I think the free games have finally started getting more interesting now we're outside of the launch period. Rocket League alone was $50 worth of fun this year. Infamous First Light was awesome and there were some pretty cool indie titles too. I think we'll see some more AAA games soon now that the consoles have started to rebuild libraries.
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
28. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 2, 2015, 13:13 Verno
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 12:38:
Verno wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 10:10:
Using a server browser on the consoles is fine and a lot of them like dedicated servers now that they can see the advantages. Its an arguing point for PS4/Xbox people on forums. They just didn't know better before hand.
Dedicated servers and server browsers are not inextricably tied together. Personally, I prefer skills-based matchmaking onto ad hoc dedicated servers, and the massive amount of cloud computing out there makes this model cheap and easy to support. Rather than have a few people or groups shell out the money for a single dedicated server to support a single game (at a time), just spin up virtual machines as needed, then drop them when the session has finished.

I'm aware, we did this debate in a BF thread awhile ago. I would rather have that control myself as opposed to trusting an algorithm that can't possible encapsulate all of my preferences. That's more important to me than being matched with exactly skilled players or something. The server controls and community aspects of the game are intangibles which are very important to many players who are accustomed to them in PC games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 2, 2015, 12:00 Verno
 
I don't blame them, the content companies keep drastically increasing the license prices year over year. In 2009 Netflix paid 50 mil for their entire streaming catalog, in 2013 it was 2 billion and still going up.

I never have a problem with lack of content on Netflix and I find the quality to be very high despite some notable exclusions.

Edit: wow 3bn in 2014 according to google. Ouch.

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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
21. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 2, 2015, 11:58 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 11:53:
It'll be fine! I have absolute confidence in Dice's ability to make a perfect functional semi-marginal auto-matchmaker! Rolleyes

Enjoy those 800ms ping matches against people with ten times better equipment than you do.

Also enjoy not being able to kick/ban cheaters effectively. Not easily group with your friends and play the maps/servers you like based on preferences. Their answer to this in the comment thread was pretty lol "we accommodate all major platform party systems" so uh what party system would be that on the PC exactly?

It's always 2 small steps forward, 1 big step back with these guys They finally just convinced everyone to use Battlelog but now lets just not use it for <reasons>.
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
7. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 2, 2015, 10:10 Verno
 
Using a server browser on the consoles is fine and a lot of them like dedicated servers now that they can see the advantages. Its an arguing point for PS4/Xbox people on forums. They just didn't know better before hand.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Sep 2, 2015, 09:59 Verno
 
You mean you haven't written 50 reviews before breakfast? BLUE  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 2, 2015, 09:44 Verno
 
You're missing out on a ton of security updates there, as usual hes kind of an ass about it but he's not wrong. Like literally hundreds of security vectors, you should really update those. It's better to pick and choose the updates rather than turn them off entirely. Yes exploits can install themselves sometimes, just even a simple driveby download can deliver a rootkit payload.

Not to be a dick but it kind of invalidates your opinion on anything Windows to me when you have those kinds of poor practices and think its defensible. I get the whole privacy angle but this is security and you're compromising your own privacy much more significantly by having your system that wide open to the world.
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
1. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 2, 2015, 09:33 Verno
 
I like to pick the servers I play on, not have them chosen for me so this is a definite deal breaker. Very frustrating. Not even having battlelog, I mean come on, what was the point of building out the infrastructure for that and Origin if you aren't going to use it. Such a silly decision.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2015, 10:39 Verno
 
RIP Wes, made some great movies

The Hills Have Eyes & Serpent and The Rainbow were excellent. I don't think he had done anything in awhile since getting sick unfortunately, Scream 4 was the last thing I remember.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
4. Re: Sunday Consolidation Aug 31, 2015, 09:54 Verno
 
The SATA bus is not a significant bottleneck in the PS4 and won't net you higher FPS, the gimped Jaguar cores and its GPU are far more important factors. Neither of those is getting an upgrade.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 31, 2015, 08:49 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 15:47:
Netflix: $8/month
Apple TV: $40/month
Apple Tax: $32/month.

Apple has the power to negotiate some pretty interesting content packages but I agree its too much.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Core Game Free; Raids Coming
18. Re: Guild Wars 2 Core Game Free; Raids Coming Aug 31, 2015, 08:47 Verno
 
I had nothing but positive experiences with the community in GW2.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
18. Re: Sunday Interviews Aug 31, 2015, 08:43 Verno
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 00:10:
I have no sympathy for Notch. With his wealth he could easily hire himself a personal trainer, a personal chef to prepare only the best / healthiest meals for him, the best therapist in the world to cry to every week.

He has all the tools to get his life in order, he just doesn't want to take advantage of them. It sounds like he needs some discipline and structure in his life.

Yeah I have to agree with this. He sounds like hes just mired in self pity, perhaps due to some mild depression. The irony is that he has tools other people in his situation don't possess. He has almost unlimited time and money to get his shit together. Bummed about weight? You can install a personal gym and trainer in your home. Hell he could buy a whole fitness chain. Hire a 4 star chef to create delicious but healthy meals in your own home. Get them to teach you how to cook. Go to Cuba and learn how to dance, everyone fucking dances there its a way of life. Those people are broke as shit and some of the most happy I've ever seen.

But it's easier to sit on twitter, depressed and watch life pass you by while interest accrues in your bank account I guess. Doesn't sound like much of a life to me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2015, 16:14 Verno
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 16:07:
I feel like when you analyze Prometheus, you forget, every other movie ever. Stupid sh*t is in every movie ever, and scientists can complain about every possible movie, even Interstellar, which was fact checked by a renowned physicist(at some point he was like, f*ck it, this part is going to have to magically work, because we still need to make a fun movie)... Just like a game, a movie isn't the real world and a movie isn't only about the character's decisions...

Suspension of disbelief only goes so far though. It might've been fine for a few of the things he mentioned but Prometheus has a long list and some introduce problems with the plot which makes it worse for some viewers. I agree with him, the inconsistency was a problem and it took me right out of the movie at several points.

I don't think it was a horrible film by any means but it was a frustrating one.

Hay guys, not many people signing up for the 2015 league yet - a warning, YOU MUST JOIN THE 2015 YEAR - your 2014 profile is not automagically added to 2015. Treat it as a whole new league.

When I logged into the site this year it gave me the option to automatically join 2015 for what its worth. It'll probably take an OOTB announcement and a few days to get everyone signed up again.
 
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