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Nickname eRe4s3r
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
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User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update
11. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 15, 2016, 13:27 eRe4s3r
 
That Suez fix is good but it really does not fix that the armored train is unkillable if the driver knows what he is doing.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2016, 23:47 eRe4s3r
 
Squirmer wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 16:32:
Uh a quick Google suggests there are about 5 billion 'shares' on Facebook every single day. If 1% is fake, that's like 50 million shares of fake content every day.

Exactly, 1% is a mindblowingly huge number when you have a few hundred billion shares over a year
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 14, 2016, 23:23 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 21:35:
Why not just include a sensor that turns the noise on or honks or what have you when it detects a pedestrian on the road? I think one of the big draws of electricars is their silence. They're the ninjas of cars.

Shhh

Yeah I don't think having them "make a noise" 100% of the time is the point of such a car.. in fact I can already see the problems, resonating sounds from electric cars driving people mad at night.. no thanks.

And honking at night in a city, would be a quick way to get angry neighbors throwing shit at you. Or bricks...
 
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News Comments > Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal?
7. Re: Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal? Nov 14, 2016, 13:32 eRe4s3r
 
NKD wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 12:19:

Unsurprisingly Polygon found the presence of guns and the ability to do bad things incredibly 'problematic' and 'gross'.


Which for any other game would be laughable, but read up on the basic story premise and you'll understand why it's not just problematic, but completely insane in the context of the story.

Crime AI flags someone with 86% probability to be the next jerkface 2.0
jerkface 2.0 fights this because he feels it's not right
jerkface 2.0 becomes a murdering terrorist to prove he is not a murdering terrorist???
Crime AI correctly flagged jerkface 2.0

Which makes for an extremely questionable "moral of the story" if you were being flippant, you could even construct that Ubisoft promotes terrorism, well, depending on how the story ends.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 14, 2016, 13:20 eRe4s3r
 
NetHead wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 11:49:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:30:
bingus wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 19:39:
It feels a bit more streamlined than PoE. Almost dumbed down.

I don't mind it, but its no Baldurs.

Nothing is... (I finished it and I am on my 2nd run right now, so mild spoilers follow)

......

That's quite damning and unfortunate.

I haven't tried it, though from what I'm hearing it's both short and now seems to lack depth. All while having a pretty hefty pricetag.

Obsidian seems to be pricing their things right up there without the quantity or quality that other things at those prices offer.


That is a bit of a harsh interpretation.. the game is totally worth the price, imo. The story branching is incredible, and so is the conquest "start, and both are well written, but we are not just gamers we are also "RPG gamers" and when compared to PoE you can tell what a skilled (world) writer like Avellone actually *DOES* for a game. It is all a question of where the priority lies for you. Combat is competent and fixes a few of the horrid issues of PoE, magic system is (unlike some other reviewers said) extremely smart, and there is a clear power curve and at least me personally.. I never lacked new sigils. I researched new ones by the boat load since most crafted relics are inferior to the stuff you find And magic is extremely impactful once you get the "added" effects sigils, stunning 3 guys for 12 seconds is a massive power shift in the battle for example. And magic quickly becomes vastly better than combo abilities (though.. a few abilities are EXTREMELY powerful...)

But yeah, I would say Obsidian is currently lacking a writer on the same quality level as Avellone + the money to push to the last polish stage and that is really all there is to say. It is a perfectly fun RPG and in some ways better than PoE

And don't get me wrong, the characters are extremely interesting. It is the nitty gritty and "character growth" part that is lacking. In some way a clear indicator that this had a low budget production sadly. It's also got the typical obsidian problem, that is, no romances. Although as the game isn't very clear on the ages of anyone maybe that is for the better....
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
12. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 14, 2016, 01:02 eRe4s3r
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 19:42:
"hiding the truth is complicated."

*fixed

No such thing as truth, only varying filter bubbles...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 13, 2016, 20:30 eRe4s3r
 
bingus wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 19:39:
It feels a bit more streamlined than PoE. Almost dumbed down.

I don't mind it, but its no Baldurs.

Nothing is... (I finished it and I am on my 2nd run right now, so mild spoilers follow)


But the fact that characters don't have more interjections in dialog is really bad, and no own quests, no resolutions to any personal thing, was a bit stumped that even at the end, you could never resolve ANYTHING regarding your companions. There is also no character development in your companions which I find really weird. Try playing evil in BG2 and see how your companions take it over time. (The opposite here, try playing good, and wonder why anyone disagreeing even travels with you) and the end is REALLY abrupt...

But yeah, the writing quality I have to say is miles and leaps below Baldurs Gate 2 and even Pillars of Eternity, and seriously, it doesn't even live in the same galaxy as Torment.

One of the weirdest things in the entire game is how unfinished the companions feel. Sirin especially is a friggin Archon, she commands huge respect, and yet nobody ever even notices her.. that is, just flat out bad writing, And I feel like without Chris Avellone Obsidian is just 50% less able to do competent companions
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Patch Plans
25. Re: Dishonored 2 Patch Plans Nov 13, 2016, 12:04 eRe4s3r
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 04:28:
Phasenoise wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 19:27:
I think people are really going out of their way to be annoyed.

It's a really great game. Dial down the settings a notch and enjoy the crap out of it.

I saw on a couple Twitch streams yesterday some really bad framerate issues. Shouldn't be happening on a AAA cross-platform launch title in 2016. Total Biscuit stated there was definitely performance problems with it.

And TB has one of the flat out best optimized rigs in the youtube scene... if he has performance issues, then the game is broken.. amazing that Bethesda still manages to do this kind of bad release nowadays.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Patch Plans
21. Re: Dishonored 2 Patch Plans Nov 12, 2016, 16:49 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 10:10:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 01:53:
Overon wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 17:24:
How bad is the release state?

53% on steam on day 2 of release.. usually says everything
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/11/11/dishonored-2-issues/
I would not strictly go by downvoting. Too many products on Amazon/Newegg get downvoted because of shipping delays etc. that have absolutely nothing to do with the actual product.
I would put more trust into actual user reviews here on bluesnews.

Well, or you watch this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjNEL7SGKmA

;p

Sounds like an unfinished game, and this 100% explains their change to the review system... if reviewers had gotten this 2 weeks before release it'd have been a massacre.

I mean sound layering issues in a stealth game? Might as well call it what it is, unfinished.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn "Day" Underway
6. Re: Battleborn Nov 12, 2016, 02:08 eRe4s3r
 
New players, in Battleborn?



Where would they come from after googling the game?
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Patch Plans
16. Re: Dishonored 2 Patch Plans Nov 12, 2016, 01:53 eRe4s3r
 
Overon wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 17:24:
How bad is the release state?

53% on steam on day 2 of release.. usually says everything
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 10, 2016, 20:55 eRe4s3r
 
That 35 inch screen must be a joke... 1080p on that aspect at that size? Enjoy the pixels.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Launch Trailer
14. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Launch Trailer Nov 10, 2016, 10:14 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 08:40:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 22:03:
"After being wrongly profiled as a criminal risk by a citywide operating system, Marcus Holloway..."

...decides to be a terrorist!

So the system correctly profiled him ^^

So basically the game is telling us to support terrorism and disable a system that 100% correctly ID'd a future terrorist?

Or did it MAKE him into a terrorist by incorrectly labeling him as one?

That is an interesting question because what if the prediction took this into account when labeling him.......? Hen and egg problem with prediction algo is certainly fancy, but I doubt the game is even aware of this.

And would you want to play a terrorist who was correctly labeled, or rather someone who was incorrectly labeled and really is not a terrorist no matter what?

This was already a problem with Watchdogs 1, where I absolutely detested the main character and his motivations... doesn't seem like WD2 will be different in this regard.

Mind you, this is meta discussion.. the gameplay itself might still be fun
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Launch Trailer
9. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Launch Trailer Nov 9, 2016, 22:03 eRe4s3r
 
"After being wrongly profiled as a criminal risk by a citywide operating system, Marcus Holloway..."

...decides to be a terrorist!

So the system correctly profiled him ^^

So basically the game is telling us to support terrorism and disable a system that 100% correctly ID'd a future terrorist?
 
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News Comments > Red Alert 2 Shown in VR
4. Re: Red Alert 2 Shown in VR Nov 9, 2016, 22:00 eRe4s3r
 
I find it really odd that when they ported/remade this to UE4, they decided one of the things they had to port was the absolutely GOD AWFUL GUI functionality (or the complete lack of any)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
101. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 09:24 eRe4s3r
 
Congrats to my American friends for finally being over this god awful election campaign period and voting the messiah to power (or the anti-christ, if you are a Clinton fan). I really doubt you will get what was written on the tin in this case though.. but hey, you voted and that is how it is.

Also as a German I have to echo my bedazzlement about your media over there. I've barely ever seen such a shit flinging contest before, 90% of the coverage in the last 3 days would have been illegal in Germany, and for good reason. Elections are not the dick measurement contest of media company EXECS, but it seems that is exactly what they have deteriorated to and that makes me incredibly sad.

Either way, Clinton would have lost against a screaming goat, it didn't matter who was up for election, people are fed up with the "establishment" and I can hardly fault them for it. I just hope this doesn't have influence on our elections next year... I don't think I could handle a 2nd such election campaign in such a short time
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 8, 2016, 17:02 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 10:52:
I remember when Tylenol manufacturers had to run full-page ads in major newspapers warning that if you were a drunk and took tylenol that your liver would fail. At least Samsung phones don't cause liver failure.

2nd and 3rd degree burns are far more deadly though, and 3rd degree burns don't heal, ever. Unlike a liver as we just learned a week ago
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 6, 2016, 17:21 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 16:34:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 12:16:
Wish it would deepen, but the corrupt car lobby makes up nearly 30% of German Industries.. and many politions are linked to the scandal here as well. So unsurprisingly nothing will happen here due to this. VW even had the balls to come out and say that a defeat device that defeats a testing cycle is not illegal (to which even our corrupt politicians had choice harsh words)

In the end, in some way I am glad the US pushes for this, because this stupid diesel tech is a crutch on cars here for nearly 30 years now. Diesel to this day is subsidized at the fuel station so everyone not driving a diesel literally pays for it anyway. This whole thing is fucked up. ;(

That's what vexes me the most. You look at countries with draconian laws like the three strikes laws in the US where guys are literally in prison for life for dumb shit like shoplifting. And here were have felony fraud on an unparalleled scale and not one fucking person will go to jail, much likely even lose their job or bonues/stock options, etc. Like Marvin said, "makes me wanna holler, throw up both my hands."


Unless it's tax evasion or financial fraud (especially when it comes to stock related reporting laws) you won't ever see the higher echelons of limited liability company constructs go behind bars here

And like you I don't get why the USA has 3% diesel, but Germany, a country that isn't blessed by vast landscapes and distances, has 53% ... makes no sense
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 6, 2016, 17:03 eRe4s3r
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 16:35:
http://i.imgur.com/tcO7LIr.jpg

COD Failure, I still don't understand why this game is 60gb uncompressed 1080p video cut scenes?

Call of Duty 4 remastered is 43gb

video only makes up 7gb according to a reddit post, the rest is audio/graphics/levels/scripts

It's really quite baffling how they managed 60gb, but I assume alone 25gb of that are gonna be textures, another 5gb meshes and another 10gb or so audio (with localization) the rest is level baking. Remember the engine isn't dynamic, everything in a level is meticulously staged and scripted. And especially destruction and their whole space level thing is gonna cost some extra space

Dunno if they still use same engine as in cod 4, but if they do then all kinds of scripts are also a huge space thing.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 6, 2016, 16:23 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 13:56:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 13:18:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 12:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 12:16:
Wish it would deepen, but the corrupt car lobby makes up nearly 30% of German Industries.. and many politions are linked to the scandal here as well. So unsurprisingly nothing will happen here due to this. VW even had the balls to come out and say that a defeat device that defeats a testing cycle is not illegal (to which even our corrupt politicians had choice harsh words)

In the end, in some way I am glad the US pushes for this, because this stupid diesel tech is a crutch on cars here for nearly 30 years now. Diesel to this day is subsidized at the fuel station so everyone not driving a diesel literally pays for it anyway. This whole thing is fucked up. ;(
Diesel is cheaper to produce. Is it subsidized or just not heavily taxed like guzzolene. http://www.fuel-prices-europe.info/

% taxed as part of the price
69,8% super e10
64,3% diesel

So yeah, diesel is taxed less despite being worse for the environment.
It's 3ct cheaper to produce in Germany by the way (compared to Super E10), so the price should be much closer, if not equal.
In the USA we call that supply and demand pricing.

You misunderstood me, the price difference is nearly entirely from different taxation. If we removed all taxation, then diesel would only be 3ct cheaper. That is supply/demand pricing.

But the tax, specifically the energy tax (which taxes CoČ emissions, and not NoX emissions/fine particles) is higher and thus we get this disparity. It is one of the crutches the car lobby has implemented into our fuel taxation fully knowing that diesel engines don't emit as much coČ, and with maintaining lower diesel price they could sell their Diesel cars and thus meet the CoČ emission standards for their entire catalog, while at the same time, exceeding nox emissions limits (Which are sadly not enforced *yet) by factor 20 and introducing fine particles into city atmospheres which is a huge factor in lung problems/cancer and asthma in children. And there is already talk of a "diesel ban" in inner cities... ;p

Take it from a German. The US crusade against VW is the best thing that could ever have happened to that corrupt company to push it out of its self imposed lethargy. Now we suddenly hear of battery research investments in the billions and electric cars being developed..

Mind you, we have no such vast distances as the USA But what we do have is an entire federal state sitting nearly at the helm at VW, that is, ministers sitting at VW, entire vast regions there depend on VW for employment because they never tried to diversify... and such a thing always leads to corruption. If you wonder why VW tried to pull such a stunt, the answer is there. They honestly, seriously thought that they could get away with it even if found out. And why would they worry? In Germany the head politician responsible for traffic is in the bag of the carmaker lobby. And he prevented any private lawsuits.

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