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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Sets Activision Record
2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Sets Activision Record Oct 15, 2018, 10:51 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
MT Silver wrote on Oct 15, 2018, 10:15:
Curious lack of numbers here... Just how many did they sell?

Vague claims with no actual information to back it up is today's game, especially for shareholder/stock related press releases like this.

*EDIT* That said, I'm sure they sold a metric shit-ton, as people love BR games for some reason, and CoD always has a huge insane following anyway. I was tempted to get it and I haven't played any CoD since 4, until I saw that it's basically $80 for the actual full game.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Video
25. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Video Oct 13, 2018, 17:34 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 13, 2018, 16:03:

CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 13, 2018, 15:38:
As for insurance, this is gonna get complicated real fast because the thieving mechanic could easily be used for insurance fraud if thief and "victim" work together.
CIG will have to invest serious amounts of programming to close all possible loopholes and to program tracking mechanics to discover abuse of the insurance system.
And even then it will likely turn into one of those cat & mouse games where the players will always have an edge by finding new ways to exploit before CIG can patch them.

No, Sir, this idea (which I just picked as an example out of many very retarded proposals by His Cult Leadershipness) is shitty and dumb.
Insurance fraud will be monitored and invalidate lifetime insurance, so few who have spent real world money will be tempted. Why attempt fraud if it could cost you a ship valued up to $2,500? Again it comes down to how the mechanic works and how it is balanced.

LOL, the level of griefing this little exchange hints at... is going to be beyond insane.

If this game comes out in our lifetimes, it will become radioactive in terms of PKing and trolling in about a week.

People on the forums in the future: "When is CIG going to do something about this fucking insurance fraud!?!?!"

*EDIT* sentence structure

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 13, 2018, 14:58 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
What the... I had a long, rambling post here in this section... oh wait, this URL is also in the 'Morning Interviews' a little bit lower down. Double Post!

 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 13, 2018, 14:56 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 13, 2018, 14:36:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 13, 2018, 14:33:
The real question is now, how do I disable the 'involuntarily become a Beta Tester' option?
https://www.ubuntu.com/ {wink}


I know, I know.

I run Mint linux on two comps, one multimedia machine for the tv/stereo/living room and one for office type work. Unfortunately my gaming machines are stuck with at least a dual boot to Windows 8.1 or in the case of the laptop, Win 10(came with it).

I haven't tried WINE etc. in years, I may need to go back to that and just hope for the best pretty soon. Although there IS a P:K linux version out, apparently it's complete shite at the moment, bug wise.


 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Video
18. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Video Oct 13, 2018, 14:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Visually impressive, but holy shit, this will be the gold standard for feature creep in software for decades.

Also, remember the good old days, when this was some sort of space sim thing that people were buying space ships in, before the game was even released? You'd think even the die-hards would miss those simpler times.

Also as others have said, Fast Travel please, to skip your boring train ride waste of resources, sheesh.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 13, 2018, 14:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
God dammit, that explains what happened to my laptop the past few days.

My only Windows 10 machine, although it's looking like it may be time to format it and put Windows 8.1 on it, went through an update process that somehow erased my soundchip drivers, became unable to automatically find new ones, and refused the ones I manually downloaded.

I tried uninstalling the updates, to no avail. Of course I hit Check for Updates several times during this whole process, as I figured something had been corrupted during download possibly.

Finally got it working after reinstalling the updates, installing an OLD version of Realtek audio, uninstalling that, then letting windows try to find a driver a few times, and somehow in that process of 12 reboots my sound is working again.

Unfortunately that's where I have Pathfinder:Kingmaker installed.

Reading online, apparently that's happened several times before for other updates, as far as disabling audio on laptops and not being able to recover.

The real question is now, how do I disable the 'involuntarily become a Beta Tester' option?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 12, 2018, 18:55 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I've got about 40 hours into Pathfinder:Kingmaker so far, and...it has the potential to be something truly amazing. It may end up on the level of Baldur's Gate II eventually, in terms of a long term, epic, classic game.

Unfortunately at the moment, there are bugs, balance issues, and a lack of transparency about a lot of mechanics, particularly the kingdom management mechanics. It'll take a few major patches to really make this game great.

That said, I love P:K, and I'm addicted. No major bugs so far, nothing game breaking(that I know of), my Barony is 'Stable' and growing in Act 2, on Normal difficulty, and I haven't messed up any class build too badly. I was not familiar with the Pathfinder rules, so I definitely made a few mistakes here and there, but good micro can overcome some inefficient builds.

Some major standout points from the game so far:

Sneak attack damage is borderline overpowered. A good Rogue, or even Octavia set up as an Arcane Trickster, can annihilate enemies.

A supreme AC tank is probably required, I've been using the Tower Shield NPC crossed over to Stalwart Defender.

Alchemists are amazing.

Bards are amazing.

Most classes have some amazing abilities honestly, only one that's sorta boring right now is pure fighter, but why stay a pure fighter?

Enemy scaling is out of whack still(Patch 1.08B, GoG). Even on normal, sometimes my main tank with 35AC default will get almost 1-shotted by some random encounter jokers.

DO NOT SELL ANY BOOKS/TOMES THAT DO NOT STACK.

The game desperately needs lighter Rations, Teleportation back to the Barony, or mods to do those two things. Also, horses would be nice, at least as an upgrade for movement speed/storage. No need to add horse graphics or riding mechanics, although there are horse models already in game.

Adventure around, for 4-5 days, maybe a BIT longer, then check on the Barony and do some Events/Projects. Repeat. Otherwise your budding kingdom will fall to ruin basically in like 10 days.

Giant Slugs are more dangerous to your party than Dragons, currently. Bug? Pathfinder rules? I don't know, but Giant Slugs melee for like 80+ and have large AoE breath weapons, and a ton of hitpoints. By contrast I easily killed a couple Ancient Wyverns already with no problem, while an unbuffed group will get wiped by a Giant Slug breath attack...

AoE resistance buffs win fights.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. The game is great, I hope they succeed in patching it up and listen to feedback about some of the more awkward mechanics (Travel, Rations/Camping, time waste vs kingdom management time requirements, etc.)


There was a new patch today, 1.08C on GoG, probably just a few more bug fixes, but I'll check it out tonight hopefully.

tl,dr: buy Pathfinder:Kingmaker on GoG or even Steam, it's fun now, and will probably be great in a month or so.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2018, 18:39 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Charging Amazon or UPS/Fedex more would help, but as always, the real problem for the USPS financially is their utterly insane retirement fund requirements. Unlike any other entity on the planet, they are required by federal law to have, in liquid savings, the FULL POTENTIAL BENEFITS for their entire plan.

No other organization on the planet has that requirement, as far as I know. Sure, the USPS can charge more, but get Congress to stop trying to put them out of business with that retirement pre-funding bullshit first.

Read here.

Surprisingly, most people don't know about that, and assume the USPS is utterly financially incompetent or something.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2018, 10:15 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 23:06:
Dude! The Giants O line needs some serious help...

The Giants O line has needed serious help for about a decade, give or take a few years. I'd be surprised if the Giants didn't end up with the worst record in the league this year.

Of course, they will scrape out another win or two, to avoid getting the top draft picks. *shakes fist at the heavens*
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 11, 2018, 23:19 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wow, that's a shock. I remember loving that game back in the day, and even the Enhanced version looks like barbecued shit.

Some graphical styles do NOT age well at all.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Oct 11, 2018, 23:17 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I can't get past the level of suspension of disbelief required for Signs...

Advanced alien civilization with interstellar travel, yet:

They cannot operate doorknobs.

They don't wear space suits on a planet that is mostly covered in lethal poison (HO).

They try to invade a planet covered with said substance in the first place.

A guy with a bat completely confounds their invasion force. No personal weapons aside from that stupid spray? They couldn't account for a barely civilized ape with a club?

The water issue basically invalidates the entire film for me, honestly.

The Happening had one of the best opening sequences ever, then went screaming downhill right afterwards.

Shyamalan has something approaching genius, he just needs a few people standing around to help pull him back from the brink when he goes to far, and/or co-writers.

 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
15. Re: Evening Patches Oct 11, 2018, 21:37 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 15:38:
Flatline wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 12:14:
Avus wrote on Oct 10, 2018, 20:39:
why a space sim game need this??

Obviously once he implements real time hand tracking and then in-game video chat between avatars, we're going to have the most realistic cybersex simulator ever. You can actually *watch* your boring-ass character model jerk off in the empty depths of space to someone who you are pretty sure is not a woman, but still get to see each other's O face rendered in real time.

Edit: It seems obvious at this point he has no interest in releasing a game. He's trying to create the Metaverse from Snow Crash. I'm sure somewhere in his fantasies he sees business men meeting from across the planet in Star Citizen to have business meetings because of his face tracking technology. You'll know it for sure when he goes out of his way to include as much body language as possible.

And the spoog will be rendered with perfect zero-G physics that took 10 developers two years to get right.

Second Life in Spaaaaaaaaace!


What the hell... this was probably their plan all along. What diabolical genius! Near photo realistic models of hot celebrities, banging each other(or the avatar of your choice) in space, they will clear a billion dollars a year easy.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Oct 11, 2018, 21:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I hope this turns out well. M Night had some pretty good movies, honestly. People burn him for shit like Signs, The Happening and that elevator Devil movie, but I loved Unbreakable, 6th Sense, even liked the Village. Split wasn't bad, although I'm pretty sure McAvoy was on steroids/HGH/Whatever for that.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale and Zombie Trailers
2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale and Zombie Trailers Oct 11, 2018, 10:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, pretty sure they have a large chunk of a BF3 map in that Battle Royale mode. Not that it's a bad thing, it's a great map.

Call of Duty becomes Battlefield, Battlefield becomes...Dragon Age:Mad Max ? I think I'm interested in both franchises again.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
9. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 11, 2018, 10:28 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Creston wrote on Oct 10, 2018, 20:45:
"We make children's hoodies, but it's only ever targeted at adults."

Just stop fucking talking, Philipe Bost. How did you ever become a fucking executive? Nepotism I'm guessing?

As much as I dislike any corporation or executive sociopath, I think this is much ado about nothing, really. Sadly the CoD franchise is old enough that people our age could be buying this sort of thing for their kids if they wanted to, regardless of whether or not they let their kids play the games. On top of that, everybody knows kids play CoD games nowadays anyway, you just need an 18+ year old to purchase it in some stores.

Even in the extremely limited realm of video games, there are much more important things to get riled up over.

 
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News Comments > Internet Archive Launches Commodore 64 Library
12. Re: Internet Archive Launches Commodore 64 Library Oct 11, 2018, 10:21 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 10, 2018, 23:08:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 10, 2018, 19:58:
Dude.

Dude!

Dude.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 CitizenCon Trailer
2. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer Oct 11, 2018, 10:20 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wow, that looks pretty damned good, and I recognized probably 10 or so 'big name' actors... of course, I'm guessing they're still nowhere near releasing a final version of Squadron 42, but still.

I wonder how they were able to afford paying all of these recognizable actors for their faces/voices(all jokes about ship jpgs aside); you'd think that would still be beyond whatever they have left of their millions.

I'm still down for a sale buy of Squadron 42 when it finally comes out in... 2042 I'm guessing.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 4 Story Trailer
1. Re: Just Cause 4 Story Trailer Oct 10, 2018, 20:00 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I saw this news tidbit, and I was like: "hrm, I bet JC3 is on sale cheap now" and went to check Steam...of course I already bought it, several sales ago.

The queue cannot be defeated.
 
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News Comments > Internet Archive Launches Commodore 64 Library
2. Re: Internet Archive Launches Commodore 64 Library Oct 10, 2018, 19:58 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Dude.
 
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News Comments > For Honor Passes 15M Players; Offers New Marching Fire Trailer
2. Re: For Honor Passes 15M Players; Offers New Marching Fire Trailer Oct 10, 2018, 19:58 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Is this game still a racist cesspool? Haha, just kidding, that's pretty much all online multiplayer games now.
 
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