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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Master of Orion Collector's Edition Early Access
15. Re: Master of Orion Collector's Edition Early Access Feb 27, 2016, 12:06 Slashman
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Feb 27, 2016, 11:44:
The devs said they plan to improve space combat.

Real time combat? Oh, come on! That was an asinine decision. People have every right to be upset.

There are other space sims that have real time combat, but a Master of Orion game shouldn't have been one of them.

You know I keep hearing this crap all the time. The one decent 4x space game to have real time combat is Sword of the Stars. That released in 2006 for fuck's sake. SotS2 got anally ravaged by Paradox and the only other space 4x games with truly decent RTS combat are Star Drive 2(which has its own issues) and Star Ruler 2. And Star Ruler 2 isn't even turn based.

All anyone ever freaking wants to make is boring-ass turn based combat for space games which, by their very nature, should be benefiting from RTS mechanics the most.

Damn I hope somebody funds a Sword of the Stars 3 soon without publisher fuckery so I can get away from this stupid as hell mindset.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Expansion; Patch; Demo
21. Re: X Rebirth Expansion; Patch; Demo Feb 26, 2016, 19:20 Slashman
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 26, 2016, 14:53:
I tried really hard to like X-Rebirth...

In the end, I hated it. Still invested ~110 hours into it... Couldn't like it.

Don't see how this would fix it.

I don't think it is fixable. They knew it wasn't what anyone wanted and they went ahead anyway.

What they are doing now is using DLC sales to help finance the next true X game. So the masochists that actually enjoy Rebirth or the people who would give Egosoft money regardless of what they push out are propping up the next X game.

They are even testing new mechanics in Rebirth that will get added to the next game.

I'm not giving them a cent but I guess there is such a thing as blind loyalty.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 26, 2016, 11:08 Slashman
 
Weird Creston because one of my most memorable destroy missions had the objective on the second floor.

I also had a hack mission with the objective in a vehicle and I started in a kind of market place with stalls/tables/benches laid out.

Had a hack mission with the objective on the second floor with civilians mingled around and a narrow path to it with a bridge/walkway over to the side.

You must just have really lousy luck or something...I definitely see more variety than you do. But it does also make sense that you don't start a million miles away from the objective either...then you'd have no time to get to it AND take care of the aliens.

As to the AI, I'm not sure what you mean. The AI plays pretty smart. And is frigging annoying at times. They always seek good cover and they attempt to flank and use their abilities often.

I have also found that fleeing enemies flee toward other enemy groups and stick with them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 26, 2016, 09:20 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 20:43:
Here's what went wrong: You spent all that time on making procedurally generated maps, and then you set the algorithm to basically make the same map over and over.

I honestly would rather have the static maps of EW back...

Where are you seeing this? Because I have not been getting this in my games. You're the only person I have seen making this complaint. What am I missing?
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Expansion; Patch; Demo
15. Re: X Rebirth Expansion; Patch; Demo Feb 26, 2016, 09:10 Slashman
 
Evochron Legacy is a great sandbox game. Newtonian flight. Planetary/atmospheric flight and landings. Huge variety of missions. Build your own stations and cities on planets.

Build your ship from components with a good number of customization options. Moddable out of the gate. Trade, fight, mine, explore.

The graphics aren't up to Elite Dangerous levels but they much improved them in this version to where I find them very tolerable. Game gets updates very regularly and my only regret is that some independent investor hasn't given this guy enough cash to make it even bigger and better. Not that it is a 'small' game in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed
6. Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed Feb 18, 2016, 13:17 Slashman
 
A developer actually told me once that getting hollywood stars to do your voicework doesn't cost as much as you'd think. Seems like a fair number of them do it for their own amusement and relatively small pay.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
3. Re: Evening Patches Feb 18, 2016, 08:36 Slashman
 
Ironman or go home!! Rifle

 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
26. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 17, 2016, 07:28 Slashman
 
GOTY sale buy for me.

Too much other stuff to play to bother myself with this right now.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM's Campaign Length
40. Re: On DOOM's Campaign Length Feb 15, 2016, 21:11 Slashman
 
Screw all this!!!

I'd like a Heretic 3 please!!!
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Feb 14, 2016, 09:59 Slashman
 
I really enjoyed that review. Entertaining and informative at the same time.

It's weird but I'm handling the timers extremely well. I think you just need to be a bit less conservative and make sure you use all your tools. Especially grenades!!!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Feb 13, 2016, 18:19 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 02:24:
There's no major actors out there today I could imagine doing Deadpool better than Reynolds. The guy was just meant for the role.

I keep +1ing Cutter's posts. Surely the end is nigh!!!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
11. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 12, 2016, 12:35 Slashman
 
Nothing says "I love you" like two unfinished games...One of which is playable and buggy as hell.  
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News Comments > No New Assassin's Creed This Year
8. Re: No New Assassin's Creed This Year Feb 12, 2016, 08:00 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2016, 02:43:
1badmf wrote on Feb 12, 2016, 02:25:
yeah definitely needs more hand-crafted content instead of 1000s of cookie cutter missions. that more than anything makes the game feel like a goddamn job instead of an adventure.

That's the problem with all their games, same shit, different pile. AC still has an element that's interesting because of how history is tied in, but the gameplay of collect a million feathers and doo-dads and what not is just tired. Far Cry is the same game with a different skin every time. And the Division ultimately is just a reskinned FC that has an online component from what we've seen so far. I understand these big public companies are risk averse but they don't have to be so goddamned formulaic with every single game.

I'm +1ing a Cutter post and the sky is still intact.

Far Cry just makes me go 'meh'. Blood Dragon, however, is epicness of brobdingnagian proportions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 10, 2016, 11:21 Slashman
 
Well I do think that the shaky launch did hurt, but they didn't exactly slack off and leave the game broken either. They really patched it consistently and added features as well.

I do think that the game is a niche in small part because it's a bit difficult to relay to people what it's about. You're playing a guy who is playing a guy in a virtual world that may or may not be quite as virtual as you first thought.

I really hope they do find the financing to make it though. We need more new and different indie titles to succeed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 10, 2016, 09:59 Slashman
 
Not at all.

I"m not sure if they're being unrealistic in their budgeting or if people aren't as interested as they thought.

Hope they have a backup plan.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
14. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 13:06 Slashman
 
Scheherazade wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 12:50:
Well, that was a pleasant surprise.

I was expecting them to turn it into two separate $60 games.

But making it one $45 single player game + $15 multiplayer addon actually keeps the price at a max of $60 (in line with today's AAA titles) - and actually lets people that want only singleplayer pay less. Hell must be pretty cold right now.

-scheherazade

It'll only get cold if they actually deliver something that works, is stable, and is long enough that it doesn't feel like a 2 hour sprint to the last mission of the campaign.

Also...pulling a Valve and waiting interminable periods of time between episodes won't cut it because Valve didn't charge for those in advance.
 
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News Comments > Project Legion Dead; DUST 514-Inspired PC Shooter Planned
6. Re: Project Legion Dead; DUST 514-Inspired PC Shooter Planned Feb 9, 2016, 09:20 Slashman
 
Dust would have been a much cooler idea if done on PC from the start.

At the time it was announced, it was the height of the 'games don't make money on the PC because of stinky pirates' propaganda campaign by the big publishers.

In addition, CCP didn't want an EVE player making their own ground missions and then fighting them themselves in Dust. Of course that was predicated on the notion that a PC EVE player wouldn't own a console as well. Wall
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
8. Re: Sunday Consolidation Feb 8, 2016, 08:39 Slashman
 
Considering the lack of sequels or expansions, maybe it didn't sell as well as people are thinking. I never saw any numbers so I'm just guessing. Usually publishers milk something that sells well with no hesitation.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
46. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 8, 2016, 08:35 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 00:51:

In the game files If you are curious check the mod out that removes this.

That said Veteran is hard enough imo.

Yeah that anal probing on Veteran is plenty thorough. I don't even want to imagine what it would be like with flat numbers. I mean it sure as hell doesn't feel like I'm getting a bonus.

Ironman is literally bringing me to my knees. I had a timed escort mission last night that I did fairly well on up until I got greedy and attempted a hack on a tower, failed it and brought in an enemy squad right on top of my guys. Squad wipe.

Then did a data retrieval mission, met a mech for the first time, set it up perfectly for a melee kill with my ranger and accidentally sent him to the wrong place. Squad wipe.

Not sure if I should even continue now (4 promoted dudes in hospital)...but my pride won't let me quit until game over. Or at least that's what I'm telling myself...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
22. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 18:52 Slashman
 
rudra wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 18:20:

im giving my opinion - you are the dumbshit for taking this personally.. if you want to feel insulted, go right ahead - im sure you wont lack for opportunities

ive been playing these kinds of games for 30+ years, so yeh maybe im jaded - thats why i said "IMHO"..

but you sound like a fucking idiot, so i doubt you will understand any kind of reasonable explanation anyways

You said the same damn thing in the launch thread. You plan to keep repeating it in every single XCom 2 news post until the end of time?

We've all seen how you feel about it. What did a second post contribute?

I wasn't insulted or upset...but I was amused. Your reaction was priceless though. Resorting to insults and name calling is very mature for your 30+ years of gaming experience (which no one gives a shit about anyway).

Saying you dislike something once that is obviously liked by a fairly significant number of people is a valid statement of opinion. When you feel the need to keep repeating it, it starts to sound like a bit more than just that.

I've got a bunch of games in my library that I'm not impressed with and I don't post it in every topic about them unless someone specifically asks what I think. Because what the hell would the point be?
 
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