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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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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2017, 07:16 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 06:45:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 06:40:
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 06:32:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 01:42:
A mob of black teens formed in front of victims house shouting obscenities and mocking her and her family and this continued in school and for many days after. Police and school did nothing about that.


Source?

Chicago Tribune

Sorry but there is no mention of a group of black teens doing that in the story you linked. The victim and the family also seem to be black. From what I can tell this is not a race crime, it's sexual assault. People were ringing the doorbell in a "menacing" way. Not "Teens" not "Black Teens". "People". Also it's not true that the police did nothing, they actually relocated the family to another home.

Yeah, random people, out of nowhere, not related to her school or social contacts in any way, just HAPPEN to form a hate mob in front of her house forcing police to relocate the victim making her a victim a second time. Sure Because police relocates families for malicious "door ringing"

And I never said nor implied it was a race crime... but it seems obvious to me that it wasn't a normal pensioner meeting ringing for signatures in front of a rape victims house that forced the police to relocate an entire family....

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
13. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2017, 06:40 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 06:32:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 01:42:
A mob of black teens formed in front of victims house shouting obscenities and mocking her and her family and this continued in school and for many days after. Police and school did nothing about that.


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Chicago Tribune

As news of the attack spread, people began ringing the family's doorbell and coming around the house in a menacing way, the girl's mother has told the Tribune, and police described a campaign of social media bullying against her. The taunts prompted authorities to relocate her family to another home, which police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi described as "a safe place."

Aka, really classy behavior by everyone involved. ~.~

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2017, 03:21 eRe4s3r
 
NamecaF wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 01:58:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 01:42:
Quboid wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 17:02:
Cutter wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 13:41:
Another black on white hate crime. Where are all the BLM and liberals now? Oh right, it's only a crime if it's a black man who's the victim.

This is stupid even by your standards. BLM is obviously irrelevant here, and what liberals are saying this isn't a crime?

Far be it for me to defend Cutter, but it's clear you did not google the twitter BS that was going on after the crime, defending the rapists was the mildest form of criminal idiocy visible there. A mob of black teens formed in front of victims house shouting obscenities and mocking her and her family and this continued in school and for many days after. Police and school did nothing about that.

Has nothing directly to do with BLM or politics, sure. But it is still a sign that something is going VERY wrong in Detroit.

Detroit? Its happening the world over, man. Its in fashion to hate on whitey no matter where you are.

Eh, I actually meant to type Chicago (where this event took place)

I wonder why I thought of Detroit, weird.

But it sure isn't happening "everywhere". Media presence influences how we perceive crime and hotspots that are often shown shift our perception that there is more crime, when there really is not. The crimes just get more scandalous and evil, more brutal and brutalized. And they get a longer disgusting tail, with more and more social decay showing. 68% of blacks go to jail before they are 30, there is something very wrong with that and the solution to that isn't to put them all in jail.

But who am I to complain, in Germany we got different problems

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2017, 01:42 eRe4s3r
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 17:02:
Cutter wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 13:41:
Another black on white hate crime. Where are all the BLM and liberals now? Oh right, it's only a crime if it's a black man who's the victim.

This is stupid even by your standards. BLM is obviously irrelevant here, and what liberals are saying this isn't a crime?

Far be it for me to defend Cutter, but it's clear you did not google the twitter BS that was going on after the crime, defending the rapists was the mildest form of criminal idiocy visible there. A mob of black teens formed in front of victims house shouting obscenities and mocking her and her family and this continued in school and for many days after. Police and school did nothing about that.

Has nothing directly to do with BLM or politics, sure. But it is still a sign that something is going VERY wrong in Detroit.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 2, 2017, 13:44 eRe4s3r
 
Glad to see Nier still on that list.. the best game (imo) of the year  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 2, 2017, 13:43 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 13:13:
I never hold much hope for remakes but the ‘It’ trailer looked good.


Which, considering the original, is not hard
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2017, 06:59 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 03:34:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 1, 2017, 23:55:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2017, 14:57:
They need one of those seats on Japanese trains.

Why do you want to fuel someones fetish on a train?

Fetishes I have no problem with. Raising awareness about unwanted groping (the raison d'etre of the penis seat) is my goal for Japan, as it's an epidemic. To the point that some women carry sharpened hairpins on trains to stab wandering hands. No one should have to put up with that shit.

Sure, but my jab was that this fuels a fetish, it does not deter groping....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2017, 23:55 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2017, 14:57:
They need one of those seats on Japanese trains.

Why do you want to fuel someones fetish on a train?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Apr 1, 2017, 22:55 eRe4s3r
 
Tumbler wrote on Apr 1, 2017, 22:24:
Wonder what kind of company this was...?

(Reading)

A boot maker!? The IT guy at a boot factory wiped everything in revenge!?

Man I figured it be a higher stress job or something. Boots?!

You never experienced hell quite like it, until you worked IT helpdesk Usually this kind of company puts 0 value on IT, which is how things like these are possible. Where I worked IT, it was always 4 eyes principle for account privs (And actually, this required interaction of 2 entirely different departments, (Helpdesk and Server Management) but maybe this example is how the big boys do it, I have no experience with smaller companies.

Needs to be said though, never give 1 person the keys to your kingdom and then fire them without good severance. The management should get fired.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 1, 2017, 01:18 eRe4s3r
 
Best free AV, and not even listing Windows Defender?

*slowclap*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2017, 22:29 eRe4s3r
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 21:34:
It's an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew commenting could be so complicated.

Just don't forget that it's April 1st soon, makes internet more complicated altogether, and should be banned, with threat of death penalty if you do it anyway.

Hehe
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER II Announced
10. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER II Announced Mar 31, 2017, 20:24 eRe4s3r
 
mellis wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 12:37:
In the old days this would be called an Expansion Pack

Well it still is an expansion, but naming wise it makes sense if you want to clarify that it is stand-alone in itself, but can work together with the first game for that big campaign experience, though I am not sure I would want 5 continents in a large campaign. Turn times are only gonna get worse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2017, 02:36 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 12:03:
I don't understand that at all. The laws are written by public servants paid for by citizens. How can they not have free access to that which they own?

Annotation law is far weirder, what courts decide, who do you think wrote those annotated volumes on laws which are the base for all decisions by courts? Georgia just followed the rabbit all the way into the hole, and allowed a private company to be, in essence, the real state of Georgia.

So welcome to LexisNexis.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 DLC Sharing
1. Re: Battlefield 1 DLC Sharing Mar 31, 2017, 01:40 eRe4s3r
 
Leave it to EA to come up with something called "Premium Friends"

Btw, it's time limited to the battlefest.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Plans
47. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Plans Mar 31, 2017, 01:18 eRe4s3r
 
NetHead wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 22:20:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 18:36:

..And nobody even yet bashed the voice acting enough imo. The female Ryder is TOTAL SHIT. 0 Emotion in the voice anywhere.

Male Ryder is at least decent. But the VA quality like everything else is just not there. Nothing compared to a Witcher 3 or even original Mass Effect

I don't mean to defend the voice acting, it's often poor and moments that need emotion, exertion etc are worse, also there are a few voices in there which have no business being there even if they didn't sound like they recorded it themselves on their phone while on the toilet.

Though (big but here), I think for a lot of that sub par to crappy voice acting I'm not sure it's the fault of the voice actors. Even taking examples of ones that seem bad are sometimes accomplished actors, have a lot of acting under their belt, previous VO experience and reappearances in shows, things which wouldn't be the case if they always performed as they do in Mass Effect Andromeda.

Basically I strongly suspect there was completely inadequate directing and possibly information given to the voice actors. Expecting someone to put the appropriate emotion etc into dialogue without knowing all the details is foolish, no matter how good they are they can't without detailed context and character information.

Even a single actor's performance changes through the game, sometimes it's fine others times it's poor. Unless all the VO's were deliberately tanking it, which I don't believe for a moment, the blame lies with those who should have been directing them, blame falling back at the studio responsible for it all aswell as signing off on it.

Guess I'm not so much defending the voice acting as the actors, I just don't see it being their fault looking at those things like how their performance changes and past experience.

This game bares the markings of a management disaster if not incompetence. $40+ million, 4/5? years, and EA still apparently willing to wait longer, there is no excuse for this to be the result.

When something succeeds it's almost always a team effort, when something fails management has made a mistake, and this thing has grubby fingerprints blemishing almost every part, a hallmark of the problem being higher up.


Well, I admit that animation and VA play together with management, directing and writers, and you make a really good point that not all of it is bad. I think my real problem (call it a character flaw) is that I can not unsee bad VA+facial animation, but I don't notice good VA as good, I just take it for granted as not being bad. And of course not all VA was bad, it was just not what I expected for a game of this budget level. I had a pretty good impression of male Ryder for MOST of it, that one scene, with the cardinal, is where I actually looked up fem ryders response, and the difference is like night and day. It's as if female ryder had no information about the situation maybe?

Btw, I have to add that I also checked the German VA for 20% of my playtime, and if you think the english VA's have "bad moments" then be VERY THANKFUL that you did not play on German, in German the entire game is a "bad moment", none of the voices fit, and especially Turians ;p

All things to me, the real problem isn't good or bad VA, the problem was that the game threw me out of the immersion hard nearly constantly. Tiny glitches, bah, I played Witcher 3, I've seen the horse do things that would warrant exorcism, but this was a quirk, it was unique. It actually improved my opinion of the game, because everything else was so polished. And when I saw the addon areas I was blown away, I felt like I could really be there.

Maybe it is simply higher expectations mixed with more experiences through being older and having played all these games. I don't even NEED VA as a requirement, but if you put in VA, then it has to be good nearly always or it reduces my opinion of a product.

And finally, and with that I call it day when it comes to Mass Effect:A, I also played several games with great writing (Nier:A) and/or voice acting (Witcher 3 + Addon) recently. And obviously this changes perception, oh well.

I was using Hyperbole when it came to fem Ryder VA, obviously because I had not seen VA being talked about anywhere. Everyone is stuck on animations and faces, but what makes or breaks things for me is the VA attached to those horrors ;p When face does not match what is *said* which in fem ryders case, is nearly every 2nd dialog due to globfaced grinning disorder that they call the default face, well then things are just worthy of Hyperbole, and I didn't like fem Ryders voice from the getgo, I don't like that actors voice, like flat out, so I may not have given it much chance beyond that... but that is subjectivity...


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TL;DR, I just expected way more. But you are right, 5 years smells of a management disaster, I didn't even consider that. And if that is really the source of the problems then I am sorry for hating on the VA's, the actors are good people, and some of them are great actors for sure. But I can only judge what I hear and see in this game, I don't stalk an actor through their career (sadly, In case of fem-ryder VA I did, and I did not like the voice at all, in no situation) that is super strange, and not really TL;DR anymore
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Plans
46. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Plans Mar 31, 2017, 00:57 eRe4s3r
 
Drayth wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 21:42:
ere4s3r, totally serious inquiry.. are you playing on console? A friend and I at work were wondering where all these crazy ME:A flip out videos are stemming from. On PC I've only seen the occasional NPC warp into place, which actually happened far more for me in DA:I (seems to happen when I turn to face an NPC, like the system isn't always updating their position in the map when you aren't looking at them).

Another work friend states that his EA Access trial of ME:A was awful on his XBox One in terms of framerates tanking at times, so it's left me wondering.

Nah, I play PC only, but I did play the trial a bit before the 0-day patch and transitioned my save over after accidentally uninstalling the files (don't ask, I had a brain fart), which is how I know that they actually changed Ryders face to be globzilla the grinning alien, I stopped playing as femRyd at that point. Before that 0-day patch (And I am 100% serious here) she looked just fine even in animations and that is what really got me in a bad mindset from the start, the patch seriously changed my characters face. I did, btw, start an entirely new game when the final release came (VPN unlock) and so I saw everything post 0 day patch as well. That time I played male Ryder, which is how I know his VA and facial anim is better.

All the issues I had where in the "real" release version on PC. But thinking about it you are right, it always happened when I looked quickly in 1 direction and then another, especially when things got wacky (biotic throw and stuff) I had seen enemies standing in the air, and stuff like that too. But I dunno how to cause enemies to phase into walls, I think by not looking when you threw them way away the physics somehow glitch out...

On Nexus I definitely had REALLY weird issues though. Mostly involving bumping into people, and whenever dialog initiated.. sometimes characters just flat out phasing out of the world, sometimes they'd get bumped into me or stuff like that. As I learned from a twitter convo, the thing that prevents this is in dialog setup is called "denial zones" and the game somehow does not remove NPC's within denial zones properly when it can't find a path for them "out" this is how you can end up standing within someone and.. well, crazier things
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Ryzen 31 per cent performance gains Mar 31, 2017, 00:37 eRe4s3r
 
Thought this would be more interesting news

https://twitter.com/FioraAeterna/status/847472586581712897

31% performance boost with a simple code change

Still means older games will not ever get benefits, but newer games can easily benefit from this (with actually zero cost, the feature is optional to begin with, and even Intel compilers filter it out)

Meaning compiler changes can lead to vastly better performance. The effect becomes more minor the more a GPU (and overhead) limits performance though, this is especially a thing for DX11, where you can only have a single render thread on a single cpu thread. This affects stuff like instancing..

Anyhow, thought this would be good news for Ryzen owners, expect better performance, and suddenly the 6 core they announced looks all the more awesome.

I find it interesting AMD did not know this from it's own development tests though....
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Plans
39. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Plans Mar 30, 2017, 20:09 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 18:55:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 18:36:
And "Franchise" fans who like this game are imo not fans, but fanboys.

Fuck off with your bullshit opinion. Is it cold up in that ivory fucking tower of yours? "IF I DON'T LIKE IT NOBODY CAN LIEK IT!"

The writing, voice acting, graphics are all atrociously sub-par.

ATROCIOUSLY sub-par graphics. Rolleyes Try to whine a little harder, I don't think people are feeling the righteous, shivering anger in your voice enough just yet.

And nobody even yet bashed the voice acting enough imo. The female Ryder is TOTAL SHIT. 0 Emotion in the voice anywhere.

No, she is actually pretty damn good. She's no Jennifer Hale, no. Nobody is. I personally wish Bioware would just cast Jennifer Hale in the lead role on every one of their games. But Fryda Wolff does a great job with dialogue that is all over the place in quality. She can't help the script as it's presented to her. All she can do is do the best she can in her delivery, which she does. There are plenty of moments in the game where she shines.

Again, you're just desperately flailing away, trying to bash every single thing about this game. It has plenty of flaws worth bashing. There's no need to make up ridiculous bullshit.


Isn't it apparent to you that you just walked straight into my setup to root out fanboys who'd defend this game as if it were their child? ^^ I never said you can't like it, I said if you like it you are a fanboy, and that means ignoring the present flaws in writing, acting and setting. (Graphics like all body animations, skipping around, teleporting, clipping, Turians as a whole, Krogan armor, faces as a whole and facial animations aside, and that is to me atrociously sub-par for a AAA game). And the VA is not "pretty damn good" to me, she sounds like a phone hotline worker on her day off. That's also why she doesn't get any VA gigs in the real world. She has 1 voice mode, and that voice is what you get in ME:A. And if, like me, you can't stand her monotonous featureless voice on top of a soulless glob faced monstrosity with bad animations, you are SOL. This isn't just about her, but about casting no-name actors for primary roles, and making the default face look like an eternally grinning globzilla from some alien commercial...

All this stuff throws me out of immersion. And that, by MY definition, makes this a bad game ;p

And imagine that, the word Graphics means a lot more. I've seen characters phase through stairs, stand inside each other in dialog, float into the sky, fall through the world or stand in walls (and they continued to shoot at me, through walls). And graphics to me means everything, not just pretty landscapes, which is what Frostbite does, so big surprise there that that element looks good. Sadly I don't play landscapes. I don't talk to landscapes and I don't shoot landscapes. And it's funny that you choose that location, because you have a lot of "fun" load times when you want to go back to the ship from there. Slow opening doors and a loading screen within a loading screen.

I had to restart the end fight 6 times because 1 of those stupid assemblers managed to float out into the void and not die. Unreachable that is. The script didn't continue and that was that.

So excuse me if my opinion of this game is "atrociously sub-par" , because I mean that literally. For what they hyped this up to be this was the most laughable experience I ever played. Half the time I played this for comedic value, because every new face was a new horror. My face is tired may be the meme right now, but there are hundreds of other horrors walking through that sad world of Andromeda. And when it failed to fire the scripts at the end I wasn't even angry anymore. Like globface the grinning alien I played, I didn't care anymore about anything in this game. ^^

Sadly, once I completed it, this changed because it sank in what I just had spend 44€ and many hours on ~.~ And, worse, I just had completed Nier: Automata, the far better game
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Plans
37. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Plans Mar 30, 2017, 18:36 eRe4s3r
 
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 11:10:
I see what Blue did there! ME:A story right below the Witcher 3 story.

Now there is a comparison for you. How does ME:A compare to the Witcher3?

Not favorably that is for damn sure. But it doesn't even compare decently to Mass Effect 1

And "Franchise" fans who like this game are imo not fans, but fanboys. The writing, voice acting, graphics are all atrociously sub-par. And nobody even yet bashed the voice acting enough imo. The female Ryder is TOTAL SHIT. 0 Emotion in the voice anywhere.

Male Ryder is at least decent. But the VA quality like everything else is just not there. Nothing compared to a Witcher 3 or even original Mass Effect
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass Released
5. Re: Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass Released Mar 30, 2017, 02:21 eRe4s3r
 
Wait.. I thought maps were supposed to be free for all? Or is this another, far superior MP game I am thinking about right now? With this they are splintering their laughable community AGAIN?

Ps.: Char 2C is a WW2 tank.... and the french tank they added the St Chamond, was one of the greatest failures ever produced, top speed 1 km/h and unable to cross ANY dug-out or ditches, or craters, or battlefield flat out. Of the 16 build and used in combat all 16 were lost before ever reaching a trench. If they modeled the tracks correctly this is gonna be one of the most broken tanks in the game.

Of the 400 built none were used in combat after that first test ;p

PPs.: They might as well call this a fantasy game at this point

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