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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Rebel Galaxy
5. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Rebel Galaxy Oct 21, 2015, 09:26 Slashman
 
I grabbed it and I'm enjoying it so far.

It's not as easy as I thought it would be and the galaxy is a dangerous place. Responding to a distress signal might just be a pirate trap. Skull

Getting the hang of combat takes a bit, but it's pretty rewarding. Think of it like pirate ship battles in a sense. But with lasers, missiles and proton canons.

I have not done much of the plot. I've been exploring the starting system and looking for trade routes. It's no Starpoint Gemini in terms of depth, but for someone who's looking for that more casual privateer vibe, I say give it a go. $17 is not a lot.

One other note is that even surviving a tough battle may still leave you with a bunch of ship repairs that don't make it worthwhile. I kind of like that risk aspect.
 
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Launches
5. Re: Sword Coast Legends Launches Oct 20, 2015, 10:09 Slashman
 
Guess I'm going back to waiting for a proper NWN game. *sigh*  
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News Comments > Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans
7. Re: Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans Oct 19, 2015, 12:17 Slashman
 
I never saw it as an AC competitor. From the lets plays it was much slower and trying to be gritty.

It just looked clunky and uninspired. Like they wanted to do a poor-man's pirate Witcher game. A really sucky version.
 
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News Comments > Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans
4. Re: Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans Oct 19, 2015, 10:46 Slashman
 
Strongly suspect it will still suck.

I can't imagine they rewrote the whole thing from scratch and that is what needed to happen based on every review and player impression I have seen.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Expanded Merc Campaign Coming
5. Re: BATTLETECH Expanded Merc Campaign Coming Oct 18, 2015, 15:00 Slashman
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 14:08:
Slashman wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 12:05:
The odds will likely always be against you anyway.

This is why you stack heat sinks and FIRE EVERYTHING!!!!

What about if you miss???
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
7. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 18, 2015, 12:50 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 12:18:
Weird that they're talking about an ME remake. That game hardly needs one. It still looks fantastic. Or are they talking about consoles?

I think remakes are something that should be done for select games made maybe 15 or 20 years ago. I'd love the the following get an HD remake, for example:
- X-Wing series
- System Shock
- Mechwarrior
- Hexen & Heretic

Actually why are there no more Heretic or Hexen games being made?
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Expanded Merc Campaign Coming
3. Re: BATTLETECH Expanded Merc Campaign Coming Oct 18, 2015, 12:05 Slashman
 
I don't think the AI should be a problem since it will only have to deal with tactical turn-based battles. It's not a 4x.

The odds will likely always be against you anyway.
 
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News Comments > Endless Series Sells 2M
5. Re: Endless Series Sells 2M Oct 16, 2015, 18:09 Slashman
 
I strongly suspect that Endless Space 2 will suffer from this problem as well.

The issue is that most 4x developers can't do proper combat so we get these flimsy-ass excuses like "We don't want people to micro-manage in combat" or "If we do tactical combat, the people that like empire management will complain'.

No one wants to say, "we really just suck at this". And unfortunately, that's exactly the case.

That's partly why no one else has been able to do decent combat like Sword of the Stars. It's sad...
 
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News Comments > Endless Series Sells 2M
2. Re: Endless Series Sells 2M Oct 16, 2015, 12:56 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 10:48:
What about Diana Ross & Lionel Richie's My Endless Love?

Ah the classics!
 
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News Comments > The Age of Decadence Begins
4. Re: The Age of Decadence Begins Oct 15, 2015, 14:17 Slashman
 
Whoohoo!!! They've saved RPGs. Praise the Lord for them! Nary a soul before them knew how to do it right! Sarcasticclap  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
130. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 15, 2015, 09:53 Slashman
 
IF anyone is interested for some actual valid input on the casting: I talked to a developer recently and he basically said that most of the Hollywood star types will do game voice-over work for a lark.

So it is highly unlikely that the casting cost a huge amount. Not trivial, but not crippling either.

I have no idea how much a MOCAP studio costs to build and run though.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Trailer
7. Re: Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Trailer Oct 14, 2015, 09:09 Slashman
 
harlock wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 12:54:
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 10:26:
KilrathiAce wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 04:47:
Its not w40k but it looks like w40k shovelware cash grab.

Uh, what?

clueless moron, thats what

Unfortunately I think I have to agree. That made no sense whatsoever. What the hell is a w40k shovelware cash grab?
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released
4. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released Oct 13, 2015, 09:57 Slashman
 
Shineyguy wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 09:49:
I'm still not quite sure why a crowd funded game, which was a digital release would have a "Director's Cut"? Should the game release ALREADY BE the "Director's Cut"?

You build the game according to the funds you get and then after that, if it sells well enough, you add a bunch of extra things that you couldn't before based on the campaign.

Not sure how that's hard to understand.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ship Explosion Trailer
45. Re: On the upside Oct 9, 2015, 14:31 Slashman
 
ELITE wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 13:35:
On the upside these guys weren't working on the new Star Wars movie.

For some reason I'm kind of optimistic for the new Star Wars movie. I want to believe...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ship Explosion Trailer
9. Re: Star Citizen Ship Explosion Trailer Oct 9, 2015, 10:14 Slashman
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 10:10:
So they're still tweaking explosions but Squadron 42 is still coming out this year, right

It'll be in your stocking for Christmas.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
44. Re: Op Ed Oct 9, 2015, 09:24 Slashman
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 08:58:
It boils down to the fact that Smart has never had much merit to begin with and if any of his points did actually contain some merit they just get buried under his diatribe.

The thing is that we can look at what CIG is currently offering, what they have said, what they have done and what they have promised and still come away with some troubling questions without relying on Smart. I think that is the actual point.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Oct 9, 2015, 08:13 Slashman
 
Great White Shark wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 07:43:
Roberts worst, unfinished game from 1994 is better than the combined efforts of a lifetime from dork snort. Even comparing them in the same sentence is a disservice to Roberts.

Which means what exactly? Because all that matters here is if the things that Smart is saying about SC are true or not.

So let's assume that Smart is the worst/slimiest bastard on the face of the planet and that he eats babies for his 3 squares. If he's pointing to something that looks very likely to have some merit, what does it matter apart from that?

 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky on Late Show
37. Re: No Man's Sky on Late Show Oct 4, 2015, 22:35 Slashman
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 22:29:
They're a small dev team so we have to cut them some slack, right?

They're a small dev team so they should probably try to be as realistic in their goals as possible. You don't make something huge and empty and then not have the manpower or resources to fill it with interesting gameplay. If that's the case, make something smaller.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Gameplay Trailer
8. Re: Master of Orion Gameplay Trailer Oct 4, 2015, 01:13 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 22:09:
JohnBirshire wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 21:24:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 19:52:
I hope they don't fuck up the age old problem of auto resolve vs manual resolve... (they only showed auto-resolve, but manual is planned... which is kinda meh, I hated combat in MOO...)
I'd have to disagree, and I would think you are an overwhelming minority. It was a lot of fun designing your own ships and seeing your newly developed weapons in combat.

Yeah, but it wasn't fun to do manual combat the 742th time...

Well it sounds like GalCiv is the 4x series for you.

I'm hopeful that there are still developers who realize that gutting one aspect of their game doesn't make all the others better.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
11. Re: Quote of the Day Oct 1, 2015, 00:03 Slashman
 
Slick wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 23:42:
the real question here is:

"what's the last disc-based game you've bought?"

The answer is: "I can't frakkin' remember!!!"
 
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