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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
Total Comments 11415 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=10572 Mar 13, 2017, 00:03 eRe4s3r
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 23:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 23:20:
But when games become too proud of their word count I often notice this in the actual game as well. The dialog in this was often "verbose" and that is not a compliment, I mean they used tons of filler sentences and structure that is more akin to reading the preaching in the old testament than an actual well written story. And it just goes to show, that to make Torment you need properly trained, skilled, world and character writers. And it is clear they did not have them.

Yeh and in fact this also applies to the Grieving Mother character in Pillars, whos dialog was written by Chris Avellone. Its fucking laughably pretentious and psuedo-philosophical in the extreme. It definitely apes the most asinine aspects of mystic philosophy - it doesnt misrepresent so much as just get it wrong and then go full tilt into that 'wrongness" - and yes it does come across as some kind of college freshman who is in love with his own "style" or whatever. It was so eye-rolling-ly bad, just fucking horrible.

People who are actually familiar with a wide range of challenging intellectual writing (especially ancient philosophy, mysticism etc.) know what it looks like - this aint it. Its not even a mockery, because its so far removed from having any comprehension of the most basic concepts involved. This kind of crap comes from the school of "dazzle them with bullshit". Its not pushing boundaries, exposing truths, exploring nuance, its just a wank-fest. Its like the literary equivalent of some kid trying to play Joe Satriani. Its not what you should pursue in the first place, but then it fails to even deliver a proper level of competent masturbation.

But people get dazzled by bullshit all the time - its the fucking defacto state of people - hence, Trump.

so Inxile wanted to Make Torment Great Again... and THEY WON!! they did it! Nobody knew RPGs could be so complicated. Any bad review is a Fake Review.

Which reminded me of an interesting thought. Is it possible these Indy RPG's always fall so short because they don't have any staff that keeps oversight and coordinates writing between staffers as a whole? When you brought up Avellone that lead me to remember the making-of where nobody had time to coordinate writing with anyone, they put him in a room and left him alone for 5 months and in such an environment you will definitely get Chris Avellone, but you won't get any writing that fits the game, in fact Pillars writing was more Chris Avellone than anyone else. And it begs mention that I disliked Pillars of Eternity "way" of writing as well even though it was infinitely more polished than Torment 2.

In the end, yeah, making RPG's is actually fucking hard it seems It would be hilarious if Nier: Automata could top Pillars and Torment 2 in my own opinion ranking... what I saw in the demo oozed more clever world-building than the 2 aforementioned games as a whole.

Oh... maybe our taste in this thing just grows more complex as we get older and experience these games.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 12, 2017, 23:43 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 23:00:
SH seems a common occurrence at gaming tournaments. Sad.

Wasn't there just recently this story about some dude and women changing email handles and the dude realizing how fucking horrible his customers were to his female co-worker? He wondered why she needed twice as long for things than he did, originally. He was absolutely stumped, when asked, the female co-worker said she had assumed this was normal (part of the job).

When she used the male email handle she had the MOST PRODUCTIVE WEEK OF HER CAREER.

To me that was one of the most mind-boggling things I ever read. I never EVER even knew this was such a problem and that it can translate deep into work environments when you interact with clients from a position of power (She worked in a part-time company and the dialog was often about resumé questions etc) so not the most pleasant company and talks there, but still...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
27. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 12, 2017, 23:39 eRe4s3r
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 18:18:
Heck, even Allyn over at PCPer now admits their testing, results and conclusions were flawed as there is enough "spillover" to affect performance and Windows 10 doesn't treat them correctly as NUMA cores:

https://ibb.co/b9uAYv

If it treated them as NUMA cores you'd have a 4 core cpu in most games.... that spill-over 147ns latency with CCX intercon is still faster than 4 cores less used in a properly multi-threading game.

TL;DR.. wait for Zen2

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=10572 Mar 12, 2017, 23:20 eRe4s3r
 
You missed this paragraph

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The biggest let-down, however, is the writing. It is a potluck of disparate ingredients that fails to make a coherent whole, while at the same time going on and on endlessly about a single theme. It is wordy, loaded with unnecessary adjectives and reams of description, most of which is of things you can see on the screen right in front of you. It is not improved by thinly-disguised backer NPCs referencing Don Quixote or lecturing about alien sex, or constant wink-wink-nudge-nudge references to Planescape: Torment. Everybody has something to say, but you're given precious few reasons to listen. With a few exceptions, it is uninspiring, dull, lacking in tension or any of the mystery or wonder that was the driving force of its ostensible spiritual ancestor. The game gives away the plot in the introductory infodump, and one half-hearted plot twist aside, the eventual dénouement is utterly predictable, and its resolution approaches Mass Effect 3 levels of let-down. This is a combat game for players who hate combat; a skill game for people who hate to fail; a story game for people who measure story by word count.

Ie. summation why I seriously disliked Torment 2. To me, it was the worst RPG I played in a long time. And that is really saying something, as I played ALL of them.

But when games become too proud of their word count I often notice this in the actual game as well. The dialog in this was often "verbose" and that is not a compliment, I mean they used tons of filler sentences and structure that is more akin to reading the preaching in the old testament than an actual well written story. And it just goes to show, that to make Torment you need properly trained, skilled, world and character writers. And it is clear they did not have them.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
43. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 12, 2017, 12:16 eRe4s3r
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 09:19:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 00:35:
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2017, 12:46:
So GMG has a pretty good 20% off deal, but say the release date is Thursday the 23rd? It's coming out on the 21st, isn't it?


no, it's coming out on the 23rd according to Origin. I think you can somehow buy yourself earlier in on the console.. but I have no clue about that. Anyway, got it pre-ordered for 44€ as well, pretty good deal indeed.

Origin states this for me...
Windows pre-load date: March 17, 2017 10:00 AM PDT
Windows release date: March 20, 2017 9:00 PM PDT

Amazon shows this;
Release date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's not uncommon for GMG to release it a couple days after actual street date, however this is the first time I've seen that happen on a AAA title.

It says this for me
Release date: (Origin)
March 23, 2017 12:00 AM CET

23. März 2017 (Amazon)

So EU releases 2 days later? wtf?

Checking news about it, apparently it does.. huh... that sucks, so I gotta skip Bluesnews for 2 days then ~.~
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2017, 12:12 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 11:31:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 05:22:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 03:21:
Cutter wrote on Mar 11, 2017, 17:30:
Apparently there's a mighty Nor-Easter headed our way on Chewsday. So everyone living in the northeast may have to batten down the hatches for this one. They've already issued warnings for Ontario and New York state.

What? In March? That's practically summer!

Haha I actually once had to shovel a good 10cm snow a day after Easter... since then I scoff at weather analysts telling me how "hot" May or April weather will be.

As long as it's the last one of the season. Crickey, Spring starts next week.

And would you believe it, where I live in Germany, there are plenty recorded instances of this
1970 (snow)
1990 (colder than XMAS, 15th April, no snow though, but freezing low temperatures)
1995 (snow, 17th April)
2008 (heavy snowstorms and frost beginning of April)

I experienced this 3 times so far btw, so to me "spring" has a very transient meaning. Spring to me, means "shit is gonna get wacky" and I don't put my winter clothing away until April has passed ^^

And yes, it happened 3 times in less than 30 years. And before that twice in 70 years. I wonder if this is a trend.. well I am ready for winter until beginning of May ,)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2017, 05:22 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 03:21:
Cutter wrote on Mar 11, 2017, 17:30:
Apparently there's a mighty Nor-Easter headed our way on Chewsday. So everyone living in the northeast may have to batten down the hatches for this one. They've already issued warnings for Ontario and New York state.

What? In March? That's practically summer!

Haha I actually once had to shovel a good 10cm snow a day after Easter... since then I scoff at weather analysts telling me how "hot" May or April weather will be.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
40. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 12, 2017, 00:35 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2017, 12:46:
So GMG has a pretty good 20% off deal, but say the release date is Thursday the 23rd? It's coming out on the 21st, isn't it?


no, it's coming out on the 23rd according to Origin. I think you can somehow buy yourself earlier in on the console.. but I have no clue about that. Anyway, got it pre-ordered for 44€ as well, pretty good deal indeed.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 11, 2017, 11:06 eRe4s3r
 
Dacote wrote on Mar 11, 2017, 08:46:
Title says Microsoft Windows bug.
Article says Microsoft is working on a fix for Windows.
2 posters mention HT issues have happened before with both AMD and Intel involving Microsoft.

Yet the lynch mob wants to storm AMD.


Well you would think Q&A would have found and fixed such issues before release, but far more interesting is that Ryzen or the Mainboards or Windows have a really wonky RTC bug (Ryzen sleep bug if you are curious) when you return your OS from sleep, timers slow down breaking literally everything in the OS, and fudging benchmark numbers to boot (since timer is slower = less time passed = higher numbers). If you return your OS from sleep and you notice weird happenings (like clock being totally wonky, video stuttering and encryption failing) then you know are affected..

We can thank MS for that one as well... RTC = real time clock

This comment was edited on Mar 11, 2017, 11:18.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
15. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2017, 23:29 eRe4s3r
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 21:13:
SHE.... JUST.... WON'T... QUIT....SMILING!

SPACE......DRUGS....OR...BUST!

On the other hand, if ye google who VA's her you will definitely stop smiling.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
13. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2017, 23:19 eRe4s3r
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 21:53:
Ya know there is this show... called Firefly....

Not even half as good as The Expanse... but Cowboy Bebop on the other hand. Ye can't really beat Cowboy Bebop.

And to be honest, watching that Expanse season 2 up to EP7 binge really made me want to play Nier:A and Mass Effect:A ;p (weird..)
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 10, 2017, 23:02 eRe4s3r
 
Wow, this is the first time every single link in this category was rage inducing in its scope, disregard of human rights, and lack of sanity.

Do you want such shining paragons of IT security like Yahoo to hack "back" ? Can you imagine how that would turn our internet security to shit?

Do you want such shining paragons of worker rights like Yahoo to own your genetic data, or the US gov for that matter?

Do you want such shining paragons of jurisdiction like this judge to define what a reasonable time in jail is? How about we put him in jail and test that? Actually let's trump up some false charges of sexual abuse of minors and pwn him for a weeks (actual case!) and see how reasonable he finds that happens to him because of a "clerical error" or translation = shitty software

It's just shit all the way down.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 10, 2017, 20:50 eRe4s3r
 
I am taking bets that the next patch Tuesday (the 14th this month) is gonna be an epic adventure worthy of popcorn.  
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News Comments > More Steam Review Changes
5. Re: More Steam Review Changes Mar 10, 2017, 18:18 eRe4s3r
 
So KS projects can no longer be reviewed by KS backers? Or does steam differentiate between that?  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews
47. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 10, 2017, 08:48 eRe4s3r
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 08:15:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 05:26:
Lord Tea wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 02:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 17:16:
And with that, VEGA is looking pretty dead. Those benches look pretty mind-blowing, first 4k able GPU, but still a genereation away from driving 4K ultra settings, and 2 generations at least, for VR at 4K .. sigh.

I take it you've some insight on VEGA's performance. Please enlighten us.

Take it as wild conjecture..

But why else would it beat a Titan XP in some benches and come out this soon (10 months!) after the 1080 and 1070 trounced anything ATI made? Don't you think Nvidia is making sure it has the performance lead way ahead before Vega is even shown, in order to take any potential wind out of ATI's sails PR wise? Kinda hard to announce a GPU when you are beat in all benchmarks before it releases.. is what I think Nvidia thinks.

You keep saying ATI. I don't think you realize that ATI is dead. That name is from a time when the company was competitive. Since AMD, there has been nothing really of note out of the red camp for anyone concerned with the high end. Green has been the only option.

If you refuse to refer to the company as "AMD" out of some indignant sense of stubborn righteousness, I think you're doing more to insult the brand's legacy than to honor it. AMD is not worthy of the name ATI.

Mainly just say it to differentiate between the GPU and CPU dev branch inside the company But you are right.. should probably call them AMD... sigh... but yeah, it is some weird form of stubborn remembrance.

 
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News Comments > P.A.M.E.L.A. Early Access
5. Re: P.A.M.E.L.A. Early Access Mar 10, 2017, 08:40 eRe4s3r
 
MacLeod wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 08:39:
The Afflicted, the maligned citizens of Eden driven mad by a horrific biological outbreak, stalk the vibrant streets and architecture of the game’s future idyll

Yea... I'm not sure that falls under the definition of "things in a utopia".


Zombies are definitely preferable to normal humans though
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews
43. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 10, 2017, 07:45 eRe4s3r
 
Lord Tea wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 06:27:
The only thing we (or NV) knows about VEGA performance is rumors.

I was somewhat surprised about how "low" NV set the price for the 1080 Ti*. On 2nd thought it's quite obvious that this is all about profit maximization and NOT competition.

With their Titan line of products, released right between "regular new generation" and "Ti" NV caters to the very high end crowd. Essentially, they can ask whatever price they want. To keep the cash train from slowing the Ti is released, at the same time they lower prices for 1070/1080. Titan performance is delivered for much less $ to another select crowd of buyers (e.g. those who own a 980 Ti, who said the gap to a 1080 isn't worth upgrading and also said the Titan is too expensive).

Without competition (and there is none) this business model is extremely powerful. It's also reflected in NV's stock.

*For the record, I'd never pay $699 for a video card. I don't think VEGA is as dead as some might think. Yes, it's delayed and there's a good chance it might be slower than NV's high end stuff. But it will be cheaper and still be a very decent performer.

I see, well here is hope that we will get some competition... but the rumors that came from HBM2 production front this year were not good. As in, only 2 DRAM makers are even producing it. And this probably means high prices.

Btw, there has been a production benchmark found that puts the Vega -> 8GB HBM2 (at mem 1600mhz) at 1080 level... unoptimized, that is. So I think my guess that NVIDIA is pushing ahead here to kill any possible PR advantage are not totally unfunded....
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
7. Re: Evening Screenshots Mar 10, 2017, 07:15 eRe4s3r
 
Wow I completely forgot this.. was still in development. Starting to feel that way for a lot of KS projects though... like Star Citizen and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Promised to myself not to back anything until these things finish, taking 3 or more years is kinda insane though.... (Bloodstained 2018...) Star Citizen = Yeah, where is that SQ42 EP 1 release?

Meh
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews
41. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 10, 2017, 05:26 eRe4s3r
 
Lord Tea wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 02:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 17:16:
And with that, VEGA is looking pretty dead. Those benches look pretty mind-blowing, first 4k able GPU, but still a genereation away from driving 4K ultra settings, and 2 generations at least, for VR at 4K .. sigh.

I take it you've some insight on VEGA's performance. Please enlighten us.

Take it as wild conjecture..

But why else would it beat a Titan XP in some benches and come out this soon (10 months!) after the 1080 and 1070 trounced anything ATI made? Don't you think Nvidia is making sure it has the performance lead way ahead before Vega is even shown, in order to take any potential wind out of ATI's sails PR wise? Kinda hard to announce a GPU when you are beat in all benchmarks before it releases.. is what I think Nvidia thinks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
5. Re: Morning Patches Mar 9, 2017, 18:32 eRe4s3r
 
Big problem with that update is that it adds more stuff, but it adds no reason to do anything of it and no more assets are added into the seeding mechanism of the procedural planets either. So if you've seen planets before while playing, you have seen them literally all.

Just can't see where the draw of that is.
 
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