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News Comments > World of Warcraft Classic Launches

20. Re: World of Warcraft Classic Launches Aug 27, 2019, 06:33 Frode
Quinn wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 04:04:
It was modern WoW. But my point is that we just wanted to run through the content asap because our goal was just to level up and journey through the classic part was just terrible, because it felt really old.

We differ quite a bit in what we want from the game, then. I always found the end-game content to be boring and much preferred the leveling experience. Modern WoW, to me, made the leveling experience so simple and uninteresting that there was no reason to keep playing, so I quit.

I do believe you'll hate classic. Considering they revamped the lower levels with Cataclysm, to try to cater to the new audience, the original classic will likely be unendurable for you as it's even further removed from what you prefer.
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Classic Launches

16. Re: World of Warcraft Classic Launches Aug 27, 2019, 03:44 Frode
Quinn wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 03:27:
A friend and myself rolled new characters like half a year ago. The "classic" part was pure fucking agony, dungeons included, and we couldn't get to the expansion content soon enough.
Did you somehow play what's currently referred to as WoW Classic at that time, or just roll new characters in "modern" WoW? Because if the latter, the _whole point_ is that that experience is not even remotely comparable to Classic.

I obviously can't speak to whether it would be your cup of tea or not, but gameplay wise they are so different I'd argue they can be thought of as different games within the same setting.
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend

1. Oh joy Feb 15, 2019, 07:12 Frode
Also known as the weekend the servers are flooded by smurfs and hackers. It's the one weekend out of the season that I'm the least likely to play the game, for that reason.  
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Pass

2. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Pass Dec 12, 2018, 08:17 Frode
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 12, 2018, 06:04:
This game is a good example of everything that is wrong with games as a service.
Your post is a good example of everything that is wrong with people making comments online.
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend Starts Tomorrow

2. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend Starts Tomorrow Nov 15, 2018, 03:07 Frode
necrosis wrote on Nov 14, 2018, 21:14:
Is this to try and win back people after they bowed to Chinese law?
They did this the previous season finale as well (that's when I started playing the game, so I don't know if they've been doing it even longer).

I wonder how many who are outraged over those textures being changed to unify builds, are also outraged at how movies/games tone down nudity and cursing to not get hit by unreasonable age ratings in the US.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky: The Abyss Next Week

20. Re: No Man's Sky: The Abyss Next Week Oct 25, 2018, 04:03 Frode
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 03:31:
So is the game any good now, or is this circle jerk thread about who has the biggest dick in the room?
I'd say it depends on your expectations and preference. I saw where the game was headed and didn't pick it up at launch. Eventually, after a number of updates, I picked it up at a deep discount and found it to be.. perfectly OK. Not groundbreaking, not crap, a decent indie title.

They've patched it with content numerous times since that, so presumably my take on it today would be OK+.

It's still a game based on procedural generation, and those will always be a mile wide and an inch deep, so it very much depends on whether you find the core gameplay loop (exploring/gathering resources) enjoyable. Check out a recent gameplay video or someone streaming it, I'd say, to get a sense for whether you feel it's worth your money.
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News Comments > GeForce RTX 2080 Reviews

20. Re: GeForce RTX 2080 Reviews Sep 19, 2018, 16:15 Frode
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 19, 2018, 12:06:
Might be worth it for VR (Rift or Vive) depending on the game you're using it with.

Then again, who the fuck has $1200 to spare on a graphics card?
A lot of people, to be fair. Most adults in the "western world" with a decent job would be able to cough that up if they're into PC gaming. Some without thinking about it, some by prioritizing it. The question is, how many will feel it's actually worth it?

I'm still on a 980 Ti, and I'm considering it. I can't imagine why anyone with a 1080 Ti would, though, unless ray tracing games becomes all the rage in 2019.
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News Comments > Wolfenstein III Confirmed

11. Re: Wolfenstein III Confirmed Sep 14, 2018, 09:33 Frode
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 14, 2018, 07:36:
I've yet to play the last one. Heard very good things.

The gameplay was fine, but the amount of cut scenes nearly drove me mad. I didn't time it, but in at least one instance I don't think I'm exaggerating much if I say there was a five minute cut scene, one minute game sequence, then another five minute cut scene.

I ended up skipping them. It led to some odd "wait, where the hell am I, how did I get here, why is this thing happening?!" moments, but that's a price I was willing to pay. Unfortunately that still left me with the annoying hub area you constantly have to run around for a bit in order to start the next mission, as well as the in-engine cut scenes which were unskippable.

It's the only game I can remember that I very nearly didn't bother finishing, even though I enjoyed the gameplay. I would've paid extra for an option to remove all the padding and replacing it with a few sentences of text summary to keep the story coherent.

Sorry for the rant, had to get that off my chest.
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News Comments > Kerbal Expands

7. Re: Kerbal Expands Mar 14, 2018, 10:10 Frode
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 14, 2018, 08:21:
The April cutoff is when the game launched Early Access on Steam. Before April you could only buy it via their website and that included a line saying "includes all future content" unlike the steam early access version. I think it's actually incredibly decent of Take 2 to remember this promise.
After some googling it looks like it went on Steam in March, but they honor purchases through April and thus early Steam buyers also gets the DLC. (I bought my copy on Steam in April, and did.)
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One Next Week

9. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One Next Week Feb 20, 2018, 12:47 Frode
The Pyro wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 11:29:
So I basically just want a more modern version of Freespace 2. A single-player space combat sim with fun scripted missions and an engaging story line. Has anything like that been produced in the last 5 years?

Everything I can think of is either a rogue-like (e.g. Everspace) or has a crap story or mostly generated missions (e.g. Rebel Galaxy). But, you know, if you're desperate enough, one of those might be worth a look.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 29, 2018, 05:56 Frode
jdreyer wrote on Jan 28, 2018, 20:10:
My point was that I'm glad the devs got a big bump for actually releasing as opposed to staying in EA forever. It will incentivize other EA devs to finish their games.
Technically, one could argue it only incentivizes releasing. "Ok, we've made no changes for months, let's bump the version number and call it released."

Subnautica was made right, though. They regularly added major features and content throughout development, and released once they had the story and end game completed. I've been playing it off and on since early 2015, but have held back for some time now to make sure there's something fresh for me to play now that it's finished.
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News Comments > Fortnite Meltdown Fix Breaks Things

6. Re: Fortnite Meltdown Fix Breaks Things Jan 7, 2018, 17:23 Frode
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 16:35:
Amazon patching is only the first news of this, things will become much much more grim soon
Microsoft has already patched Azure. They originally gave a few days warning to give you the option of restarting at your convenience, but when the vulnerability was published the next day they just went ahead and restarted everything. Which was great news, as we host (well, manage, technically) customer solutions that need manual intervention after being restarted. So, yeah, good times.

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News Comments > Steam User Reviews Change

6. Re: Steam User Reviews Change Sep 20, 2017, 08:08 Frode
Kxmode wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 23:09:
I'm actually interested to see this on No Man's Sky.
I still wouldn't recommend No Man's Sky myself, but my one line review would be "No longer horrible, worth a look at heavy discount." It still has a lot of atrocious user interface and usability issues that gets in the way of playing the game, but the good news is there _is_ a game there now. That there was a spike around the latest content patch seems to indicate that many were waiting for that to happen.

My complaint about the graph is that the graph itself doesn't zoom to the selected area, so there are large areas of just a flat line due to the scaling from the amount of initial reviews.
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News Comments > New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers

5. Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Aug 15, 2017, 07:55 Frode
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 07:45:
That sounds like some sort of compatibility problem with your system.
Have you tried DDU or did a clean reinstall of your os?
Has worked fine for many years, upgrading driver causes it to freeze up, downgrading driver and all is fine again. Any compatibility issue was clearly introduced by the newer driver versions, thus my question of whether they'd finally fixed it or not.

Given the options of reinstalling the machine and spending a good deal of hours getting my work environment back up and running, and just not upgrading drivers, I'm happy doing the latter. Ignoring driver update notifications is an annoyance I can live with.
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News Comments > New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers

3. Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Aug 15, 2017, 07:28 Frode
Did NVIDIA fix the drivers so they stop locking up on older GPUs (like my work destop's GTX 760) within minutes of booting Windows?

That's been the case for the previous couple of releases. I upgrade, computer starts freezing, rollback drivers and all is fine.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patched

16. Re: No Man's Sky Patched Aug 12, 2017, 10:06 Frode
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 12, 2017, 09:48:
Still not even close to a AAA title yet they expect that kind of money for it.
It's 60% off on Steam at the moment. I sorta want to try the game out, I'll admit, but I feel like the current discounted price should be the full price, and I'd buy at 50% off of that. Which is probably never going to happen.
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed

44. Re: Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Aug 1, 2017, 06:17 Frode
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2017, 02:18:
That said, Roberts pitched a new Wing Commander, not Space Simulator 2025 that does everything.
Whether Star Citizen ever gets finished or not, it will always stand as a prime example of what feature creep will do to a project. Heck, for the first couple of years, it seems all I ever heard were new feature announcements. You'll never finish a product by constantly adding features to it.
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News Comments > Mafia III Expansion Plans

6. Re: Mafia III Expansion Plans Feb 3, 2017, 15:27 Frode
My first thought was: "WTF, they're making an expansion for a six year old game?" I totally forgot they actually made that third one. What a travesty.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly

20. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Oct 22, 2016, 07:00 Frode
The thing that struck me when reading this news item was, "This game has its own yearly convention. The developers host an 'anniversary livestream'. And the game's not even remotely close to release. They're literally celebrating that they're still making the thing."

You can say a lot about Star Citizen, but there's no denying the development of it is quite a phenomenon.
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News Comments > Mafia III Patched

26. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 10, 2016, 07:54 Frode
Jerykk wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 22:37:
Much of Mafia 3 is comprised of completing various activities to expand the rackets of each of your underbosses. These are essentially side-missions that take place in the open-world. They range from interrogating people, assassinating people, destroying cargo, stealing cargo, rescuing people, stealing vehicles, etc. In addition, there are junction boxes that you can wiretap to expose POIs on the map and tons of collectibles to find.

There's no shortage of things to do in Mafia 3, especially when compared to the previous games.

I'm likely in the minority, but that's what turned me off Mafia 3. I'm so tired of the open world concept in gaming, with endlessly repetitive tasks to fill out the time. I would much rather have a 15 hour focused game.

At least I can still look forward to Dishonored 2. It looks like they have avoided the temptation of open world with that one.
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