jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2013, 13:32:
Blizzard president Mike Morhaime on razing Diablo 3's auction house, rebuilding Titan"I think our players recognized that. We were really looking to see what would happen with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, because they don't have an auction house. The response to the console versions was extremely positive, and most people cited the lack of an auction house."
Well, that and the offline mode.
They created the auction house to undercut or compete with black market gold farmers. I get that. The problem is that they took the additional step of designing the loot system so that it forced you to the auction house. That's where they screwed the pooch. Had they made a complete game that stood alone, THEN added in the auction house, I don't think you would have seen nearly the same number of complaints.
dj LiTh wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 06:35:
To those saying this isnt Pay2win, clearly are blocking out d3 and its RMAH from memory. Its the same scheme.
Parias wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 18:15:
Still not sure if I get your logic though, nor understand how this would impact the game experience negatively.
The game will have a singleplayer campaign and the ability to host your own private server instances - if desired, you'll never have to interact with the "Persistent Universe" portion at all.
Additionally, the MMO portion of the game that these purchases apply to involve large-scale, NPC-driven universes. The game is not exclusively driven towards combat. If you step into the persistent universe with a starting ship while player X starts off with a $1200 Corvette, what does it matter - how does this affect you? You might not ever see the guy, and if he DOES use his investment to go on a murderous rampage, there will be consequences and he'd basically have to live in low-security space just to avoid getting shot up by the authorities.
This isn't like other P2W games which are completely oriented around instanced arena combat; just because some other random player starts with a more expensive ship than you does not mean you're going to have a terrible gameplay experience - in all likelyhood it won't even impact you at all.
This is to say nothing of the actual ship balancing - the super-expensive ships are also going to be slow, ponderous, and expensive to maintain in the game (particularly to equip them properly and keep them crewed). They're not just handing you the keys to a magical win button, or giving you golden ammo that does more damage or something.
I guess if you're that determined to see only bad in this game, there's not much I can say to change your mind - but I'll continue to insist that you're misunderstanding the point, and that you're slamming a game that looks legitimately-promising for the wrong reasons.
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 13:45:
If the fan speed is contributing to the performance variances, then ambient room temperature is affecting it as well. They're obviously targeting a maximum thermal threshold of 95 degrees C or whatever it is, meaning that the GPU is going to be throttled when it begins to exceed that level. If the room is colder, or hotter, the GPU is going to be throttled at different levels, if at all. Similarly, the fan speed being even slightly too low or too high is going to affect the core temperature significantly.
This only reinforces the fact that AMD is having some pretty severe thermal issues with their latest products. If you have to dial back the performance of your graphics card to prevent it from melting itself into a giant hunk of abstract paperweight, it might be time to go back to the drawing board... Who knows what kind of performance they could be offering if they actually gave a crap about efficiency? The least they could do is come up with an integrated liquid cooling solution or something, because adding an extra $50-75 on top of the price in exchange for better temps and apparently better performance would surely be worth it? But I guess they're leaving that up to the third-party guys.
Verno wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 09:17:
Haha whatever, that looked perfect for a modern Robocop and Robocop is a schlocky B movie if you go back and watch it today.
Theo wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 05:56:
The combat in D3 was the best of all the recent arpg's without doubt, it was fast paced, and fun to combo together skills.
I cant wait for this frankly; re the mystic, i was in D3 beta *very* early, it was not taken out just before release (they did do somethings before release, like compleatley fuck up the UI with the elective mode bullshit) but the mystic went much earlier in development.
gray wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 08:00:
You guys don't get paternity leave? What century is it
NamecaF wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 00:49:
Ok I'll bite. What's the problem with this "Obamacare" or Healthcare.gov that has some people so worked up?
Taskeen wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 18:23:
So do a lot of Australian gamers torrent stuff so they can play games? I'd do that all the time if I lived in Australia, fuck censorship, its parents responsibility to know what their kids are playing.
walrus1 wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 00:28:
Really EA sacrificed quality to make more money? Really? I don't believe it.
Taskeen wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 23:10:
Google, yahoo, and these other companies are just saving face for their revenue, since all of us who already knew, and those who are now are aware, are outraged. And thus they are scared their millions will be tanked.
So in other words, these companies already bent over years ago. Why didn't they say "f you" to them back then? How about Facebook? They sell their fucking data to the CIA. Google also helped to fund CIA startup front companies that monitor websites, twitter accounts, and blogs. Its not just the NSA.
Why lie? Seriously. Just say straight up who they fund, what that funding is for, and then we can all decide if we trust you or not, instead of having these companies and corporations lie out of their ass.
What I suspect is many of the employees at google - the worker bees, were also outraged - you know they are just trying to make a living, can't blame em, and probably pressured the big dogs heading the company to make reversals for what they had already likely seen what was going on.
Verno wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 10:14:
Yeah you do, you've been moderated countless times for personal attacks, I can go dig them up in seconds so don't bother lying, it's pretty simple to search your username for moderated posts. Stop blaming your problems on everyone else, try actually changing your actions and maybe people will respond better.
No one cares about how much you hate Obama or whatever, it's the way you present it that sucks and pisses everyone off to the point where you're not even taken seriously.
Anyways I'm really fed up with you and I'm super patient so just give it a rest for awhile, sheesh. Maybe act like a normal person and interact with people without pushing your politics on them, doing the HURR BOONEWS EA stuff or attacking them, see what that experience is like. You might even like it!
This has fallen off the front page so I'm done checking it now, don't bother with a big comeback about Obama and leftwing rahrah, I'm not reading it. Just think about what I said. You make an effort to change and I will do my best to help you with the people who hold past grudges.
Verno wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 09:42:
At the rate you're going you'll have your own echo chamber soon enough Thundr. I can think of less than 10 posters who will even respond to you at this point and if you keep getting on my nerves it'll be 9.
InBlack wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 03:55:Atoth wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 18:43:HorrorScope wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 17:59:
Fine then, get it off our screens.
So basically what I am gathering here is that people are tired of hearing about Star Citizen and they want to complain about seeing the articles and not actually about the game itself. Okay great nothing is making you read the articles or post in the comments. This is a gaming website so of course you are going to see articles about games. Games that you or I might not be interested in at all, I usually just don't click on them. You can always make your own website and I would be more then happy to visit your perfect little gaming world. Frankly I think Blue needs to post more Star Citizen articles on the site. With all the people foaming at the mouth with their love/hate of the game, hitting the page multiple times a day, that's got to be quite a bit of advertising revenue generated.
As I said previously, I am a investor so I am taking a chance by giving my money to them. Which I am totally okay with loosing at this point since I have actually played their previous older games and enjoyed them heavily. I never said this was going to be the end all awesome game of the century. I just said I wanted to play a good space sim which most publishers have no interest in producing because they don't make absorbent amounts of return money from them. I have played plenty of niche space games that some would consider to be "stupid" and had plenty of fun in them. A lot of those games I wish they could've had the money behind them because there was so much potential lost because of it.
There won't be any winners here in this argument and I already know this is a loosing battle to even bother posting in the first place, but I am bored today and feeling a little feisty. So I'll leave it at that. You are free to say whatever you want, but seriously why spend so much effort on something your not even interested in?
Chris Roberts has outdone himself in the type of following that he is building, not even the Blizzard fanbois are this rabid. Dude, take a deep breath and chill out. I understand that you are so damn afraid of being wrong that you have to insist on being right. Dont worry about it, if we are wrong we will rejoice and eat our words. If in fact we are right, we will be pretty down. But you will suffer much much more if you keep setting yourself up for a fall.