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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: Hitboxes Jul 14, 2016, 05:09 Mordecai Walfish
 
rist3903 wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 01:01:
This is a pretty big nerf to Hanzo. His arrow hitboxes are what they were saying was too large so as to give him a higher chance to hit characters with his non-hitscan relatively slow gravity affected attack. Wonder if they plan to increase his projectile speed to compensate for what is otherwise going to make him pretty unplayable.


if having to actually hit an enemy to do damage is deemed "unplayable", perhaps competitive FPS games are not the right choice for you
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Adding Support Sniper, 21:9, and Competitive Hero Limit
23. Re: Overwatch Adding Support Sniper, 21:9, and Competitive Hero Limit Jul 13, 2016, 16:31 Mordecai Walfish
 
you two should hop in a custom game mirror match the same character and work some of this aggression out in the game you're arguing over. have some nice soldier:76 vs soldier:76 matches and let your skills do the arguing =P  
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News Comments > Overwatch 21:9 Support Follow-up
23. Re: Overwatch 21:9 Support Follow-up Jul 13, 2016, 15:02 Mordecai Walfish
 
They have very good reasons for not allowing this, as it would definitively give players an unfair advantage that is not related only to the FOV.

The point that people are missing to this entirely, is that this game does not function like most other weapon-based FPS games. This one is ability based.

When you have abilities that allow a character to automatically target anyone in their view and basically aimbot them for the duration of the ability, you then have to take into account what will happen when the viewable area is allowed to be vastly larger for a small percentage of players. McCree also has an ult that works like this, and targets anyone in his view.

I wondered for a while why they set the FOV to an arbitrary number like 103, but I believe these viewable-area skills are directly tied to that number, and that is what is used internally for them to work the way they do. For this reason, it is not as simple as saying "oh, every other game does it, an FOV change is trivial to implement! Stupid Blizzard!" They would likely have to re-do alot of under-the-hood shit to make this possible and fair for everyone, and the work vs the benefit for a very small percentage of users, IMO, is not justified.

What options do they have? I guess they could go through the trouble to make it so that the abilities only worked in that 103 FOV even though you can have a higher FOV for 21:9, by making areas of the screen that those skills did not affect, but that would not be intuitive to people who were not aware of it working that way.. it would add a level of jank to the game that Blizzard certainly doesn't want there. You'd have skills that work in slightly different ways depending on a graphics setting. No bueno.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 13, 2016, 00:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
nin wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 10:37:
Sega Saturn CD - Cracked after 20 years

Woot woot!


That video of how much he had to go through and decompile to get an idea of what was going on with their drm was a really good watch.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Adding Support Sniper, 21:9, and Competitive Hero Limit
5. Re: Overwatch Adding Support Sniper, 21:9, and Competitive Hero Limit Jul 13, 2016, 00:10 Mordecai Walfish
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 21:07:
Maybe now Mordecai and I will get less pre-game crying about our character selections.

I don't anticipate these changes will be live until the competitive season is over, so it doesn't toss things around too much.. but damn those buffs are massive. Just part of either one of those buffs would have been great. the +50 armor to zenyatta and 3sec ignite/no-self dmg for d'va's ult would have sufficed. They went much further than i thought they would with both of those.

Awesome.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 22:11 Mordecai Walfish
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:03:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:08:
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
I agree, and thanks for that case recommendation.

I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.

+1

Best case I've ever had the pleasure of owning in over 20+ yrs of building computers, and it isn't some geeked out "gamer" monstrosity, just simple, silent and works well.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 11, 2016, 12:54 Mordecai Walfish
 
Loved Limbo, didn't realize the devs had a new release until seeing this thread. Awesome news.  
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News Comments > Starbound This Month
10. Re: Starbound This Month Jul 10, 2016, 06:58 Mordecai Walfish
 
I bought this game in early access just to support them because I loved the bit I played at a friend's house, but haven't wanted to actually play it until it was fully released, just so I wasn't spoiling things incrementally as it was updated. Looking forward to finally giving this a play-through when it's released!  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
22. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 9, 2016, 23:19 Mordecai Walfish
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 21:04:
shihonage wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 20:23:
Win10 EULA explicitly lets Microsoft take your files at any time they want, for any reason. It also lets it mess with the software and drivers you installed, without your consent.

Also, third-party utils which claim to disable Win10 spyware, appear powerless to completely stop Win10 from sending random data to Microsoft.

That is all a rational person should know about Win10.

*Points to your router* You know... this thing which isn't subservient to your computer OS and can, OMG, BLOCK whatever it wants no matter what your OS does? Please... stop with the fearmongering. I had numerous problems with win 10, but none to do with its supposedly Orwellian tendencies. Those can be dealt with very easily, it just takes time and a bit of effort.

Or, y'know.. you could just get an O/S that doesn't function like this and require IP/range blocking for it's known spying tendencies.

Don't support MS when they shovel shit like this out. Not with Windows Vista, not with Windows 8, and *certainly* not with Windows 10. Sure, it's free.. but you're still supporting them and allowing them to earn revenue from injecting AD's and "Bing searches" into your operating system. And, that they will be charging money for this soon is beyond appalling..

You know some higher-up's are just foaming at the mouth trying to get people on-board so they can hit their projected numbers and fatten their bonuses. Fuck Microsoft, and fuck their inability to better their product without following their shitty fucking competitor Apple. I'd say they've become worse in alot of ways. I don't see AD's being served into OSX, redirects for searches being sent to some shitty search engine that nobody wants to use, and should have control over.

That people can't comprehend this beyond "oh I'll just block some things and everything will be peachy kreen!" is fucking baffling. This is the direction you want O/S' to head in? Really?!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2016, 12:44 Mordecai Walfish
 
My best play (so far..) of video games day 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6bbM5vj21s

Putting all that rocket training from Quake to use, in competitive Overwatch ^.^

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 22:26 Mordecai Walfish
 
Cheers to another 20! Thanks for all you do Blue!  
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Jul 6, 2016, 22:02 Mordecai Walfish
 
I picked up Street Fighter 5 and Crawl. AAA fighting and indie co-op. Great deal on both.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Fix Coming
1. Re: Overwatch Competitive Fix Coming Jun 30, 2016, 22:40 Mordecai Walfish
 
How a bug like this even got out the gate is beyond me. If you won 10-15 games on control point maps right now it would equal about the experience of a single game in the other modes. That's a tremendous amount of effort for such a shit reward.. especially considering that a single loss in a different game mode would basically negate 10 wins in this game type.

Huuuuuuge fuckup.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2016, Part 5
7. Re: It Came from E3 2016, Part 5 Jun 30, 2016, 22:37 Mordecai Walfish
 
Creston wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 16:35:
Dr donkles wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 14:59:
No mention of the FF7 remake? Hmm. Thought that was supposed to be out this year for some reason.

I doubt it, to be honest. Squeenix would be crazy to compete with themselves, and they really, really need FF15 to sell well.

The game has more internet/word-of-mouth hype than any FF I can recall in recent history. I think it will do pretty well.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Play Launches
10. Re: Overwatch Competitive Play Launches Jun 29, 2016, 23:06 Mordecai Walfish
 
Fion wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 13:35:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 06:01:
Fion wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 00:27:
#20? Damn. Just checked, I'm Rank #13'289 and I thought my D.va was pretty sick, my best game is with her at 33 elims, kill streak of 27 and 19'500 damage done.

61 elims, 29 last hits, 29 kill streak, 48 objective kills, and 31,966 damage are my tops so far with D.Va

WoW.. makes me feel old and slow. Then again I was a pro Quake 2 & CS 1.6 player like 20 years ago so I don't feel THAT much worse than I was then... though my 20 year old self would kick my ass up and down no doubt in Overwatch lol.

I was a competitive quake 1&2 player also.. and that started my ~20yr journey of being a Bluesnews regular. I didn't sign up for the forums until much later though.. was always in it for the no-nonsense, well organized gaming news links, without all that bandwidth sapping unnecessary BS that most sites seem to think is necessary. And I don't know about "young" (but, I guess that's relative).. I'm not far around the bend from 40.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Play Launches
5. Re: Overwatch Competitive Play Launches Jun 29, 2016, 06:01 Mordecai Walfish
 
Fion wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 00:27:
#20? Damn. Just checked, I'm Rank #13'289 and I thought my D.va was pretty sick, my best game is with her at 33 elims, kill streak of 27 and 19'500 damage done.

61 elims, 29 last hits, 29 kill streak, 48 objective kills, and 31,966 damage are my tops so far with D.Va
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Play Launches
3. Re: Overwatch Competitive Play Launches Jun 28, 2016, 22:27 Mordecai Walfish
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 21:18:
Let's do this Mordi!

Just got off work, I'll see you on the battlefield!

As of today, masteroverwatch.com lists me as the #20 D.Va now too.. time to see what that means in competitive matchmaking!

SELF DESTRUCT INITIATED
 
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12. Re: etc. Jun 28, 2016, 20:55 Mordecai Walfish
 
The #1 thing I dislike about the current elder scrolls games is the way the enemies level up with you along the way. Part of the fun in all role playing games I've ever enjoyed was finding new tactics to take down foes who are mush stronger than my character. The David vs Goliath gameplay that can come out of some of those encounters is emergent gameplay in alot of respects and leaves truly memorable experiences that are lacking in their more recent releases.

I remember delving into dungeons with (seemingly) unbeatable foes in morrowind and using levitation, invisibility and acrobatics to avoid certain death and still come out with awesome loot. Those were some of the most fun experiences in gaming for me, ever. There are mods that change this in the later titles.. but it really has been terribly disappointing seeing such tremendously well built RPG worlds be squandered with lame systems like that upon release.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Play Launches
1. Re: Overwatch Competitive Play Launches Jun 28, 2016, 20:33 Mordecai Walfish
 
Damn.

So much for taking an Overwatch break tonight like I originally planned..
 
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10. Re: etc. Jun 27, 2016, 20:23 Mordecai Walfish
 
Still wondering what happened to the excellent looking Andoran: Prologue for Oblivion..  
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