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Signed On Dec 28, 2010, 13:24
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News Comments > EVERSPACE Launches
9. Re: EVERSPACE Launches May 27, 2017, 00:34 warmbluelasers
Prez wrote on May 26, 2017, 23:15:
I also have read a lot of criticisms saying that a lot of the progress you make is lost when you die. Sounds a lot like wasting time to me. Can anyone who has played it expound on this?

I guess it depends on where you pin progress. When you die you lose crafting materials and equipped items. You keep credits, which are largely just a skill points currency for permanent perks. Crafting blueprints are permanent. Enhancements (found runes that give bonuses or change game mechanics) are permanent.

I really didn't have a problem with losing my gear at death. Once the player accumulates a basic level of blueprints, perks, and enhancements the game gets significantly easier. A bigger issue is the game was quite short in early access and there isn't much unique content. It really relies on RNG and die-repeat to stretch out the experience.

All that said, anyone looking for a space shooter more in line with Wing Commander and Freelancer, or is craving 6DOF gameplay like Descent, should give the game a shot even though some of the mechanics sound not so fun. It's frequently 20% off somewhere, and the Steam summer sale is coming soon.
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed May 17, 2017, 10:11 warmbluelasers
Creston wrote on May 17, 2017, 09:28:
Kajetan wrote on May 17, 2017, 08:03:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 17, 2017, 07:53:
... pricing model(30% fee on sales) ...
This i dont get.

30% may seem much, but Steam offers a developer exposure to a GIANT, WORLDWIDE customer base, which is only achievable with a marketing budget even the majors can afford often. If ever.

Not just that, but they provide you with multiplayer functionality, DRM (if you so choose), infinite bandwidth and seamless update functionality.

All of that costs money. Bandwidth alone is a pretty significant chunk at the absurd prices the US Mafia ISPs charge for it.

I'm sure that's less than Gamestop would take, if Gamestop even let indies in the front door.
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials Reveal Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2
14. Re: Ubisoft Financials Reveal Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 May 17, 2017, 07:08 warmbluelasers
After the good coop of Far Cry: Wildlands I think I'm good for open world whatever. I'd be interested in The Crew 2 if it has more track racing - like enough to make an interesting career out of. I'm not a fan of street racing or XXXtreme sports.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping Windows XP and Vista
14. Re: Blizzard Dropping Windows XP and Vista Feb 19, 2017, 09:15 warmbluelasers
Bill Borre wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 08:41:
Are there any coders browsing the forum? I'm curious about the technical aspect of dropping XP support for a game as old as World of Warcraft. I'm assuming that they aren't going to be redeveloping the old game code for WOW, which otherwise would run fine on XP, so doesn't dropping support for XP effectively only take a stance of EXCLUDING xp users on WOW?

It depends on what dropping support means for them. If it's no longer checking XP and Vista during QA then yeah, basically what you said. "If it doesn't work, not our problem."

Of course it could also mean phasing out older code that XP and Vista use but not 7 and up. That will take some initial investment in removing the code and testing the game, but the end result means they can further optimize for 7 and up and also there are a few less things to explode with bugs every patch.
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jan 5, 2017, 23:14 warmbluelasers
Rilcon wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 17:27:
What's the moral difference between getting a free 11 year old version of a heavily patched/"updated" game you can't otherwise play officially, and getting an 11 year old abandonware game that's no longer sold?

Well, first of all "abandonware" is a word made up by pirates to justify their activity. Either a game and its IP is in public domain, or it isn't.

Second, Blizzard is still operating the game for a monthly fee and in-game item sales. Personal disagreement with the direction of the game or the company are not legal grounds to steal intellectual property, for profit or not.
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News Comments > Sledgehammer Hint Tweet
3. Re: Sledgehammer Hint Tweet Jan 3, 2017, 16:13 warmbluelasers
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 13:19:
Another call of duty?? dear lord make it stop... i haven't even finished the Ghost campaign, haven't even started the AW, BO3 and IW campaigns... I usually play multiplayer but still, a 2 year break from COD would be nice.

Ghosts ended begging a sequel that'll never come because Activision is about counting beans, and Ghosts was underwhelming critically and financially. That alone has me against paying more than a couple bucks for a COD game, which means I won't be buying any more since Activision doesn't believe in dropping price or aggressive sales.
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News Comments > Egosoft Plans "Real" X4
5. Re: Egosoft Plans Dec 16, 2016, 12:21 warmbluelasers
Egosoft and Bohemia Interactive... two companies that need to fire their UI teams and hire professionals.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 13, 2016, 16:58 warmbluelasers
Oh shit, not our bloated military industrial complex!  
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News Comments > EVE Online F2P Launches
16. Re: EVE Online F2P Launches Nov 16, 2016, 21:38 warmbluelasers
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 22:29:
No kidding... I liked what I've played of EVE, I was first in a null-sec corp for a few months and later did the solo missions thing until I earned a battleship from scratch. But there are TONS of people on there who fuck with you just for kicks. I guess they feel pretty strongly that you shouldn't be allowed to feel safe like you can in other MMOs that have PVE-only servers or designated PVP zones.

It's interesting the duplicity of CCP. The game launched as a total sandbox right up until a small group of people essentially killed the game by gate camping a major hub gate - "the police" didn't exist. The GMs came in, and rather than something nice like a warning followed with a temporary ban, they simply teleported all of them to the most remote system in the game.

Likewise CCP has come down heavy on "exploiters", though what is an exploit and who is punished for it comes down to whim and nepotism. The thuggery and corruption isn't too shocking when you look at the behavior and attitude of the company itself.
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
26. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 08:01 warmbluelasers
When it was announced I was hoping for a spiritual sequel to Wing Commander. Oh well, whatever.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
34. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 19, 2016, 06:39 warmbluelasers
jdreyer wrote on Sep 19, 2016, 03:15:
If they really wanted to put a stop to this crap instead of reaping tens of millions of dollars from repeat buyers that get banned multiple times, they could IP ban or MAC address ban people.

As someone who used to wield the ban hammer way back, banning the steam account is "safer" than other methods. IP can be changed, and some other sucker will get stuck with the ban. MAC can be changed or spoofed. I bet HWID can too.

The problem is too much reliance on automated & community moderation. It was easier to keep a lid on hackers in the days of privately run dedicated servers with admins.
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News Comments > Quantum Break Win10 Follow-up
7. Re: Quantum Break Win10 Follow-up Aug 13, 2016, 13:01 warmbluelasers
The lawyer squad at Microsoft probably called to remind them about contracts, damages, liability, etc.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds
34. Re: No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds Aug 12, 2016, 15:32 warmbluelasers
Console port trash. I hope the check from Sony was fat.  
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News Comments > DOOM Released
91. Re: DOOM Released May 13, 2016, 23:49 warmbluelasers
I started playing the moment Steam unlocked. God I love this game, but it tanked in the retail shops I was around today.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Announced
13. Re: Battlefield 1 Announced May 6, 2016, 23:53 warmbluelasers
I would only be interested in a primarily single player game so that proper attention could be given to building character, atmosphere, story... which is to say I'm not at all interested.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases
4. Re: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases May 4, 2016, 10:21 warmbluelasers
nin wrote on May 4, 2016, 10:05:
I didn't find it nearly as good as The New Order...

I liked them both. New Order is more character heavy but Old Blood has tighter flow from action to action without it. The only thing that I didn't care for in Old Blood was the final boss. Felt really lazy compared to the bosses in New Order.
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News Comments > RUINER Announced
16. Re: RUINER Announced Apr 21, 2016, 17:23 warmbluelasers
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 15:35:
We need an Ocean's 11 plan to steal the money from Chris Roberts and give it to them.

The surprise twist ending will be the millions of neatly stacked and banded green IOU notes in the secret sub basement safe, each with CR's smiling face.
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News Comments > Blizzard Stops Private WoW Server
5. Re: Blizzard Stops Private WoW Server Apr 7, 2016, 13:25 warmbluelasers
Kxmode wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 10:42:
Just thought of something. What if the reason Blizzard did this is they're working on a vanilla server and plan on announcing it at BlizzCon? It would make sense to shut down one of the largest private vanilla server ahead of time.

No, this would be typical copyright protection. It's an unauthorized use of Blizzard's intellectual property. It's no different than Lucas/Disney lawyers sending cease and desist letters to every Star Wars fan project that gains too much momentum.
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Free Survival Mode Plans
5. Re: Far Cry Primal Free Survival Mode Plans Mar 31, 2016, 09:21 warmbluelasers
Creston wrote on Mar 30, 2016, 23:08:
Bold plan for a game in which you can remote pilot an owl as if it was a drone.

Well it's not like it can paint targets, drop bombs, or has a laser guided attack that destroys tanks or anything. /s
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for Windows 10
19. Re: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for Windows 10 Mar 1, 2016, 14:52 warmbluelasers
Free to play? Windows 10? Pass.  
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