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Signed On Aug 23, 2010, 19:35
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News Comments > Quake Champions Announced
13. Re: Quake Champions Announced Jun 13, 2016, 11:20 SimplyMonk
 
Trevellian wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 11:09:
Thanks for not making a Quake game, Bethesda.

In all honesty though, what is a Quake game? Quake 1 is nothing like Quake 2 is nothing like Quake 3. Even the fan base is divided just be responses in this thread. A lot of people liked Quake 3, but I hated it and much prefer the atmosphere and style of Quake 1.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Announced
2. Re: Quake Champions Announced Jun 13, 2016, 09:46 SimplyMonk
 
Damn. Was hoping for something more akin to Quake 1 than Quake 3.  
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News Comments > Paragon Essentials Edition Released
10. Re: Paragon Essentials Edition Released Jun 7, 2016, 18:48 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 14:49:
It has bots, it has more maps coming but, from what I understand, games like League of Legends are played on 1 map (is this true?), and I don't know about modes because I'm not a MOBA guy.

LoL and DOTA2 both are primarily played on a single map as well. HotS is the only MOBA to really break out of that mold for their main focus. LoL has some alternate game modes which are there as more of a mini-game more so than their main focus and obviously no tournaments happen using that mode. DOTA2 has expanded to be a Custom Map platform similar to Warcraft 3 and Starcraft's Custom Maps. Again, more mini-games than anything DOTA2 pushes as their main product.

SMITE has some various game modes, but I don't pay enough attention to that game to know how it fares on the tournament scene or what HI-REZ focuses on. It is probably the easiest comparison to make with Paragon though. Both are third person MOBAs with focus on skill shots and developed by relatively small independent companies. I honestly respect HI-REZ a lot for their business model with SMITE as they operate similar to LoL but give you the option of buying ever current and future hero for $30. The game has just never hooked me as my personal preference has always been DotA, DOTA2 and a little HotS when I don't have an hour for a single game.

Paragon has a deck/random card pack mechanic in it instead of items and equipment you buy during a single match which I really don't care for. You can't buy the card packs directly, but you can buy boosters that make you earn packs faster... so not much of a difference.

From my experience with it, there is nothing that Paragon brings to the genre that I find unique or interesting, but it might split SMITE's player base a bit for those that want a different IP and art style. The pacing is a lot slower than SMITE as well though so some people used to more DotA style pacing may appreciate that.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launches
25. Re: Overwatch Launches May 24, 2016, 15:03 SimplyMonk
 
sauron wrote on May 24, 2016, 11:14:
No, but it turned what could have bene an interesting post into whiny nasal pre-teen mallrat. Didn't you notice? If not, why not? ;P

Maybe it is a generational thing and the fact that I honestly curse like a sailor, but I think his usage was pretty spot on in relating how he felt on how easily he can handle that combo. Maybe I'm just too desensitized to curse words but there is definitely a difference in saying "easily handled" and "easily fucking handled" that doesn't imply to me that the speaker is childish. More so that he wanted to express the confidence at which he could aggressively handle it. But yeah. I don't know. "Fuck" is an odd word in its usage.

If nothing else I took more notice of your post coming across as as someone who is overly sensitive which is an oddity to me on the internet.

How many cut-up kittens do you have in your basement?

This comment was edited on May 24, 2016, 15:12.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Total War: WARHAMMER
12. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Total War: WARHAMMER May 24, 2016, 14:48 SimplyMonk
 
Leper wrote on May 24, 2016, 14:06:
Is the refunds policy applied when a pre-order is cancelled? Seems like they'd get their money back in this case. I can still imagine their frustration, however.

Yeah. I imagine they would, but that would also assume that they were paying attention to the gaming news right before the release date to see if it still had Chinese translations.

Again though, I can't find a reliable source on if it was promised or when it was canceled, but I also didn't try to hard and can't read Chinese.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Total War: WARHAMMER
7. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Total War: WARHAMMER May 24, 2016, 13:27 SimplyMonk
 
Task wrote on May 24, 2016, 11:27:
"this review is to counterbalance negative reviews, ignore Chinese spammers." lol what?

Can't find a reliable source, but some people are saying that the game was promised to be translated into Chinese but got canceled yesterday and screwing over a lot of Chinese people that pre-ordered based on that. So a lot of the negative reviews are "Great game, but no Chinese."
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launches
18. Re: Overwatch Launches May 24, 2016, 09:12 SimplyMonk
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 24, 2016, 08:58:
sauron wrote on May 24, 2016, 08:36:
Trevellian wrote on May 24, 2016, 07:48:
That combo is easily fucking handled by a Tracer Ult, Pharah, hell even a decent Junkrat would look at that combo as candy.

No offense, but is the cursing really necessary at 7:48am? You can make your point without looking like a 13 year old.

What the fucking fuck is wrong with fucking 7:48AM?

Whew. Thanks. For a minute there I thought I was transferred to some fucked up alternate reality where the Amish had won World War 2 and instilled a perverse social order where cursing was now regulated to certain hours of the day. That still doesn't explain why I'm typing on a cow attached to a butter churn with miles of twine... But that might just be the whiskey.
 
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News Comments > Paragon Free Weekend Coming
3. Re: Paragon Free Weekend Coming May 19, 2016, 08:52 SimplyMonk
 
It's enjoyable, but at the end of the day I still prefer playing SMITE or HotS over it when I'm looking for a quick MOBA fix. Maybe if it goes the SMITE route and add some interesting maps and modes it might be a contender as the game is visually stunning with a slightly slower pacing. Still not sold on the deck concept vs actual itemization, but that is purely personal preference. I think it works well from a design standpoint.  
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News Comments > The International 2016 Battle Pass
1. Re: The International 2016 Battle Pass May 17, 2016, 11:06 SimplyMonk
 
Time for my annual "I think I have enough time to play DOTA" followed by the inevitable "I in no way have enough time to play DOTA".  
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News Comments > Atlas Reactor Free Weekend
9. Re: Atlas Reactor Free Weekend May 13, 2016, 17:53 SimplyMonk
 
Jagacademy wrote on May 13, 2016, 15:23:
People complain that every game is a carbon copy of another, while simultaneously complaining when a game dares to do a single thing differently.

There is a difference between complaining about something because it is different and you don't like change and giving an honest critique. To play this game optimally, you'd want to be talking with your team and organizing your plays perfectly with each other. You know what makes that hard to do? Your teammates and the turn timer.

Its like playing Speed Chess but you have 5 people taking turns and 3 of them don't talk to anyone else and do whatever they want.

I've played about ~20 games and at the end I felt like I'd enjoy the game a lot more if I controlled my entire team.
 
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News Comments > 9.7 Million Play the Overwatch Beta
13. Re: 9.7 Million Play the Overwatch Beta May 13, 2016, 00:05 SimplyMonk
 
deqer wrote on May 12, 2016, 23:03:
SimplyMonk wrote on May 12, 2016, 22:21:
I enjoyed playing this a lot more on my PS4 than PC for some reason. Felt more comfortable sitting on the couch in a party with a controller than mouse and keyboard. That being said $60 for multiplayer only... I think I'll pass for now. Wait for a sale or some new modes to come out that look interesting.
$60 is for the Origins Edition, which gives you bonus items. You can buy the Standard Edition for $40.

PS4 is Origins only. The $40 version is only available for PC and I much preferred the game on the PS4. Probably look for it in the used bin at GameStop in a few months.
 
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News Comments > 9.7 Million Play the Overwatch Beta
9. Re: 9.7 Million Play the Overwatch Beta May 12, 2016, 22:21 SimplyMonk
 
I enjoyed playing this a lot more on my PS4 than PC for some reason. Felt more comfortable sitting on the couch in a party with a controller than mouse and keyboard. That being said $60 for multiplayer only... I think I'll pass for now. Wait for a sale or some new modes to come out that look interesting.  
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News Comments > Atlas Reactor Free Weekend
5. Re: Atlas Reactor Free Weekend May 12, 2016, 22:13 SimplyMonk
 
Jagacademy wrote on May 12, 2016, 13:15:
I should be able to control all the units myself in League of Legends, DOTA, Heroes of the Storm, etc. Idiot developers.

You sound like an informed individual that must of just forgotten that this is a turn-based strategy game and not a MOBA. Don't worry. We all make mistakes.
 
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News Comments > Atlas Reactor Free Weekend
1. Re: Atlas Reactor Free Weekend May 12, 2016, 10:59 SimplyMonk
 
I might like this game more if I didn't have to play with a team and could just control each unit myself. Not really sure what having to play with other people really adds except for faster turns and potential frustration.  
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News Comments > MS Rebuffed Lionhead Buyers?
15. Re: MS Rebuffed Lionhead Buyers? May 11, 2016, 18:09 SimplyMonk
 
Is it common for a parent company to sell the IP a child company is associated with when they sell the child company? Seems like kinda a non-story if prospective buyers were going "We'll buy Lionhead Studios if we get Fable too!" and Microsoft said "No... that's dumb."
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Open Beta Opens
49. Re: Overwatch Open Beta Opens May 6, 2016, 09:03 SimplyMonk
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 6, 2016, 05:25:
Kxmode wrote on May 5, 2016, 22:29:
There's also Paragon from Epic in case OW and BB don't cut it.
Made it into the Paragon beta. Gave it a try yesterday. The graphics look fantastic, but needs a lot more work.
Will be a fun game though

Paragon is pretty and has a few things going for it, but gameplay itself feels stiff and I rather dislike the deck building aspect of the "gear". I was eager to play it when I first got into the Alpha, but I've struggled to enjoy it and usually pass it up for Dark Souls, The Division or even SMITE instead. I'm sure some will enjoy it though, but I doubt it will gather a large following.

I think BB is more my cup of tea, but again the randomly obtained load out items irks me when going into competitive modes.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Open Beta Opens
31. Re: Overwatch Open Beta Opens May 5, 2016, 16:28 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on May 5, 2016, 16:14:
Game is super fun if you like small squad size battles and the map design so far is pretty decent.

This may be the MegaTF in me talking, but I kinda want a 2Fort5 map for this game. Something where you have to mix defense and offense. I suppose that wouldn't fit their quick focused match mentality though.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Open Beta Opens
19. Re: Overwatch Open Beta Opens May 5, 2016, 14:33 SimplyMonk
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 5, 2016, 14:27:
It's $39.99 on the PC.
Maybe the console version cost more

Yeah. PSN and looks like all the retailers only have Overwatch Origins Edition available for PS4 which is $60.

Being a multiplayer only game, it isn't like I'm missing out on anything or risking plot line spoilers/sequels by not playing it on release. Only potential is that the game dies before I have time to play it (EVOLVE!) but I'd be pissed about that either way.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Open Beta Opens
17. Re: Overwatch Open Beta Opens May 5, 2016, 14:22 SimplyMonk
 
Enjoyed playing it a lot more on my PS4 than my PC during the BETA events. But yeah... $60 for multiplayer only still doesn't sit well with me. Didn't pick up Titanfall or Evolve for the same reasons and I don't regret either of those. Still looking at Evolve when it is around $10 for everything.  
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News Comments > HEX: Shards of Fate Launches
2. Re: HEX: Shards of Fate Launches Apr 22, 2016, 13:31 SimplyMonk
 
Frijoles wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 11:00:
Is this the one that started as Kickstarter? I never did get my key for that.

It is and has been effectively released as a standalone PC client for a number of years now. Might want to hit them up about that.
 
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