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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Wild West Online Early Access
3. Re: Wild West Online Early Access Nov 15, 2017, 12:22 jacobvandy
 
I mean, the blurb here mentions PVE and NPCs multiple times..  
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News Comments > Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Released
1. Re: Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Released Nov 14, 2017, 21:02 jacobvandy
 
Don't bother, this is "Harvest Moon" in name only, a trademark usurped by Natsume (publisher/localization) a few years ago when they parted ways with the actual developers of the series. Just watching the trailer you can tell it's a pile of hot garbage (which is why the YouTube comments are disabled)...

If you want the real deal, you want Story of Seasons, or if you want a farm sim game to play on PC and other consoles that aren't 3DS, Stardew Valley is a very good substitute.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
19. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 14, 2017, 13:10 jacobvandy
 
Wait, so even after you unlock these heroes, you have to open loot boxes to possibly unlock their abilities? What the hell, lmao.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap
5. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap Nov 13, 2017, 23:09 jacobvandy
 
That's mostly it, yeah. I was excited when I first saw they had a war table with mission locations you can choose to travel to, thinking they actually might have been pulling out a new and interesting gameplay mode, but it's just another form of their "hey, you should go back and replay that campaign level" stuff. I wasn't interested in doing that in the other games, either, and the worst part is they make you unlock the privilege by collecting those enigma cards. So even if you do decide you wanna kill all the uber-commanders, you're probably not going to have enough of that currency to do so without going back and farming it during real campaign missions.

I dunno, I guess I was hoping there'd be an actual revolution in this game. Or that we'd get to see more of what the Nazis did to the country, at least, like when you go to that small town and see the oppression first hand. The absolute WORST part of the whole thing is when (spoilers, I guess, kinda?) after you finish the story, all of the main companion characters disappear from your home base. You're told they're leading the ground troops all around the country, fighting to win the country back, yet you're stuck on this stupid submarine running whatever game-time filler errands you have left. They had an opportunity to out-do something like that Homefront sequel (a really underrated game, IMO), and my only hope is that's what they're holding back for another sequel. It better not be that these DLC side-stories are all they do with the climax of this whole goddamn series reboot.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Eased
11. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Eased Nov 13, 2017, 21:49 jacobvandy
 
Oh so there's an AMA in two days, lmfao, no wonder they were in such a hurry to pacify that crowd. Probably still at least a 50/50 chance it's a bloodbath, though.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap
2. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap Nov 13, 2017, 21:37 jacobvandy
 
I really like the game, but it's so damn short compared to The New Order. A lot less variety in weapons and gameplay scenarios, too, and the ending was so abrupt it seems they either ran out of time/money or hacked the project into halves so that they can get out another sequel ASAP... I'm mostly okay with it, having spent only ~$35 on a copy from Best Buy with some rewards certificates, but I would be pretty miffed if I'd paid full price on top of seeing them peddling DLC right away.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
51. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 16:06 jacobvandy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 15:43:
Timmeh wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 15:13:
they give the same exact xp to every player at the end of a match regardless of kills or skills.

they then give a complete bs reason on why this is a good idea.

What is really sad is people are actually buying this POS.

There is a reason for that though, in BF1, if you were winning really highly with capturing points and not kills and healing/resupply/destruction etc. you would get around 50% less XP than if you basically spawn camped without capturing the points. they likely wanted to de-incentivize this kind of behavior.

That you get less points if the rounds are shorter (ie. you play well and win) is total BS though.

De-incentivizing kills in a game about shooting people is really stupid reasoning... If it is decided there's a balance issue where aimless killing gets you significantly greater rewards than completing objectives, then you should be further incentivizing objectives. But therein lies the contention with EA philosophy: they're not about using carrots unless you buy them yourself.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
18. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 11:47 jacobvandy
 
This is amusing, I've never seen a post with hundreds of thousands of downvotes before... Nobody deserves it more than an EA rep regurgitating PR bullshit.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Nov 12, 2017, 15:15 jacobvandy
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 14:43:
Keys to unlock loot in game that can ONLY be acquired via kowtowing to some social media bullshit out of game?!

Or you could just google "borderlands golden key codes" and see any of the myriad of wikis, blogs, or forum posts that compile dozens or even hundreds of them in one place...
 
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News Comments > For Honor, LawBreakers, and Squad Free This Weekend
5. Re: For Honor, LawBreakers, and Squad Free This Weekend Nov 11, 2017, 19:38 jacobvandy
 
Wow, I think it's officially time to throw in the towel when a free weekend can't get you more than 500 concurrent players...  
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News Comments > Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Released
2. Re: Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Released Nov 10, 2017, 12:49 jacobvandy
 
They cobble this together to try and ride the AC: Origins hype? No thanks, lol.  
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News Comments > Need for Speed Payback Peels Out
3. Re: Need for Speed Payback Peels Out Nov 10, 2017, 12:30 jacobvandy
 
MrGrosser wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 12:05:
I can't find it on Steam...

Not sure if serious... EA games haven't been released on Steam for like 6 years now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 9, 2017, 23:28 jacobvandy
 
I'm disappointed at the lack of motion controls like they implemented for Skyrim on Switch. After playing so much Breath of the Wild and Splatoon, where you use the gyro to fine-tune your aim while shooting, I have even less tolerance for plain old crappy dual-stick controls than I did a year ago. As mentioned, PC is still the platform of choice for these games, but I'm actually considering Skyrim on Switch whereas Doom is a hard pass for me without gyro.  
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Speculation
9. Re: Command & Conquer Speculation Nov 8, 2017, 22:05 jacobvandy
 
Gods, no, not that abomination. It was an actual standalone 3D game meant to have single/multi/co-op modes and be run as a service, with new content added over time. Although, the browser game may have been "good enough" for them and led to its cancellation.

https://www.polygon.com/2013/10/29/5043244/ea-cancels-free-to-play-command-and-conquer
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Nov 8, 2017, 17:30 jacobvandy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 16:43:
If this were Ubisoft or EA I'd be worried, but it's only Take Two...

Both Ubi and EA already make more from "recurrent spending" than game sales, the future is now for them!
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Speculation
7. Re: Command & Conquer Speculation Nov 8, 2017, 17:19 jacobvandy
 
Didn't they already try a freemium C&C and it never made it more than a few months in beta?  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
12. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 01:54 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 23:40:
I hope AC Origins sell very well, because it's a great game. Having an absolute fucking blast with it.

Only thing I'm not happy about: The Trial of the Gods dropped today, and it's level 40 content, and it ends in six days. So, I guess fuck you to everyone who can't make it to level 40 in time, Ubi? :\


Agreed, it's awesome. I saw that event, too, though from what I understand it's a rotating thing that will come back around after similar events have their turn.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
6. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 7, 2017, 23:11 jacobvandy
 
That's just Gamasutra's clickbait headline, the chart they took from Ubisoft's slideshow lists the various elements in small print. Ubisoft calls the category "Player Recurring Investment" and it includes everything that is not a digital game sale.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
4. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 7, 2017, 20:43 jacobvandy
 
It's not just microtransactions, as in buying bullshit virtual currency to exchange for in-game items. That category of "not game sales" that makes up 51% of their digital revenue includes all subscriptions, season passes, expansions, etc. and also some advertising.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2017, 11:25 jacobvandy
 
It wasn't that Bob died, it was that they did it with the most lame and cheesy horror trope of all time, the ol' phew, I'm safe, oh wait no I'm not AHHHHHHHHH! It wasn't emotional, you saw it coming a mile away, and it represented the lowest point of the season, quality-wise, IMO.  
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