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News Comments > Dawn of War Free Weekend
6. Re: Dawn of War Free Weekend Sep 24, 2015, 20:43 jacobvandy
 
FloorPie wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 20:19:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 20:08:
Dawn of War up to the Winter Assault expansion is one of my favorite RTS games all time, especially with mods.

It's such a shame Relic went in such a different, smaller scale direction with DoW2.

I bought DoW2 on sale for like 4 bucks, can barely get into it at all. On the other side of the coin, I've probably got 250+ hours in the various flavors of DoW1/mods at this point.

Same here. I just could not get into DoW2. I did not want a Company of Heroes version of DoW. I still play DoW1 with some mods every so often. Bought every expansion.

Company of Heroes was a smaller scale than DoW, sure, but it was still nothing like DoW2. They actually ruined CoH in a similar way with that last expansion and eventually the sequel, by simplifying it to the same level of micro squad tactics as DoW2. It's like somewhere along the line Relic went batshit insane and forgot how to make good RTS games. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if the MOBA craze had something to do with them betting so heavily on that style of gameplay...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Bonus Weekend
20. Re: Diablo III Bonus Weekend Sep 24, 2015, 18:59 jacobvandy
 
Rhialto wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 18:51:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 13:19:
Rhialto wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 12:33:
Nothing for me then... I would have prefered the cow portal.
Cow portals aren't anything special, but regardless, you can open one yourself at any time by placing a Bovine Bardiche (legendary polearm) into the Cube.
I was talking about the "Not the cow level" event in May. Is it the same as this?

Yes, that's when they introduced it, but since 2.3 you can make those portals yourself any time you find one of those "summon ghost cows on hit" weapons. It was extremely underwhelming as a special event, so I think it likely they took that feedback and decided to make it much less limited.

There is another "cow level," which happens rarely when you get a Nephalem Rift populated by cow enemies, with a special wave-survival event that gives you tons of XP and bonus gold, plus a cow Queen rift boss.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Bonus Weekend
15. Re: Diablo III Bonus Weekend Sep 24, 2015, 17:46 jacobvandy
 
Hump wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 17:24:
how about offering a free weekend period?

Its impossible to pirate the damned game so how about allowing folks to try the game out to see if its worth buying at all?

They've had the Diablo 3 Starter Edition available for the past two years, brah. It's a free demo, you can play up to the first boss (about half of Act I). Basically it's the same as the beta was.

Sheeit, Krovven.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2015, 16:44 jacobvandy
 
Disappointed in the recent Fallout 4 SPECIAL videos? This new article/video will actually answer your questions about the game's leveling system!

http://bethesda.net/#en/events/game/fallout-4s-character-system/2015/09/24/31

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News Comments > Diablo III Bonus Weekend
9. Re: Diablo III Bonus Weekend Sep 24, 2015, 13:19 jacobvandy
 
Rhialto wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 12:33:
Nothing for me then... I would have prefered the cow portal.

Cow portals aren't anything special, but regardless, you can open one yourself at any time by placing a Bovine Bardiche (legendary polearm) into the Cube. Similarly, you can open a portal to the Vault with a Puzzle Ring.
 
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News Comments > Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking
52. Re: Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking Sep 24, 2015, 01:54 jacobvandy
 
Did anyone else actually check their web site? They're not talking about getting percentage points of all sales forever...

Weíre asking for a reasonable performance bonus for every 2 million copies, or downloads sold, or 2 million unique subscribers to online-only games, with a cap at 8 million units/ subscribers. That shakes out, potentially, to FOUR bonus payments for the most successful games: 2 million, 4 million, 6 million and 8 million copies.

Itís a simple approach to secondary payments, and itíll net you up to four extra union scale payments for your performance (currently $3300.00).

So you get $3300 for doing the work right now, at least if you're a regular Joe not negotiating your own contracts. If it sells 2 million you get another $3300, etc., up to a total of $16500 if the game sells more than 8 million copies. That's hardly outrageous. They're not insisting every voice actor contributing to a game gets 0.5% of all profits or something...
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Endurance Video
5. Re: Fallout 4 Endurance Video Sep 23, 2015, 23:33 jacobvandy
 
I'm very much looking forward to the game, regardless, but it's gonna be even sweeter re-selling my Pipboy Edition this holiday season for enough to pay for the game several times over.  
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News Comments > Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Free on Steam
3. Re: Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Free on Steam Sep 23, 2015, 21:35 jacobvandy
 
I believe the first game they gave away for free on Steam might have been Portal, almost exactly 4 years ago. They don't do it as often as Origin, but this is hardly a reaction, the On the House thing started May 2014.  
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
25. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 16:14 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 15:45:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 15:36:
take your grievances to the publisher who effectively planned the obsolescence of your physical copy in the first place.

So... Microsoft?

If that's your particular case, then sure... They're only one out of dozens, though. My point is that you can't expect them as an OS provider charged with the security of a user-base orders of magnitude larger than those who are gamers (a group which itself is orders of magnitude larger than those who still use old SafeDisc-protected CDs or DVDs) to make decisions that cater to the smallest segment of their customers. Especially when that decision puts the other 99.9% of customers at risk. Why would you want them to continue supporting what is essentially malware? Be happy they came to their senses about it.
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
20. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 15:36 jacobvandy
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 14:14:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 13:51:
And in any case the hoops you have to jump through seem extremely easy, especially compared to something like rolling back a video driver.

Why should someone who legally purchased a game have to jump through hoops at all, regardless of how easy they may seem?

Because when you legally purchased that game, you legally consented to it being shackled by that piece of shit DRM software that you should have known would eventually become obsolete. This isn't Microsoft's arbitrary decision to give the axe to SafeDisc, it's been abandoned to the point of becoming an exploitable security risk. SafeDisc hasn't been updated in NINE YEARS, and MS already patched a vulnerability with that final version on Windows XP back then.

It's been so long since it's been used by games that it's pretty safe for them to finally just stop supporting it. I'm honestly surprised they stopped at simply disabling the service, rather than completely expunging it from all systems, which would be a far more prudent move. Microsoft did you a favor leaving you a very simple work-around that you can use at your own risk; take your grievances to the publisher who effectively planned the obsolescence of your physical copy in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 23, 2015, 01:42 jacobvandy
 
Crazed, corrupted people running at you make it look like a sci-fi Dead Island.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers
3. Re: Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers Sep 21, 2015, 20:11 jacobvandy
 
Skyrim companions can die, the "kneel and heal" mechanic is just an extra layer of protection that most other mortal NPCs don't have. It relies on them losing aggro, but they can still take collateral damage... You must not play archer if you've never accidentally finished them off when they're near death.  
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News Comments > Rocket League Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Announced
5. Re: Rocket League Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Announced Sep 18, 2015, 20:01 jacobvandy
 
These guys did create the vehicles for UT2k4, so that mod wouldn't exist without their work to build on in the first place. :p  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2015, 03:16 jacobvandy
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 02:38:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 20:02:
BobBob wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 19:06:
Great discussion everyone! This forum is a nice relief from my normal, day to day, encounters with human stupidity. Based on what everyone is saying, it makes me wonder if I should eat meat, or at least poultry, as part of a more balanced approach, instead of going to an extreme. Thumbsup

As long as you're eating dairy regularly and have a well-balanced diet otherwise, you should be fine without resorting to meat. You'll get plenty or B-12. It's really the vegans that have to be careful.

What about protein?

Whole grain (or better yet multi-grain) breads and pastas, milk, yogurt, nuts and beans, sunflower seeds on your salad... I eat meat every day, but it is super easy to get a lot of protein even without it. With a hearty bread, you can get like 25-30g protein just from a peanut butter sandwich and glass of milk. Which is a light breakfast or a snack to me.
 
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News Comments > UE4 Infiltrator Demo
5. Re: UE4 Infiltrator Demo Sep 17, 2015, 22:39 jacobvandy
 
Sempai wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 22:33:
Do you know what would be nice? The actual hardware list this is running on. How bout frame rates? Resolution? What exactly is enabled? How about any numbers/data whatsoever?..

Oh that's right, we're all dummies out here on the internet..

Hey! Super shiny, glittery, awesome video, guys! THX! Derp.. Dunce

The video was two years ago, now they've released the code so that anyone can run it... Try it for yourself and answer all your own questions.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 17, 2015, 22:33 jacobvandy
 
It may not even originate there, but areas of high population density like that would make it blow up, yeah. Hooray for oceans!  
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News Comments > DARK SOULS III in April
8. Re: DARK SOULS III in April Sep 17, 2015, 16:42 jacobvandy
 
It's an action RPG, you play it because you like the combat. A really good atmosphere with hints of lore that build this image of the world you're in is WAY better than a having a shitty soap opera crowbarred in, IMO.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront to Feature Speeder Races
10. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront to Feature Speeder Races Sep 16, 2015, 23:26 jacobvandy
 
Guys, GUYS, speeder bike racing is not podracing. Come on, now.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2015, 16:36 jacobvandy
 
There is no one size fits all cure for cancer, cancers themselves are not discrete conditions that always present the same way even in the same tissues. All the links here do is offer information on treatments that have shown promise outside of the "nuke it from orbit" mainstream philosophy of radiation and caustic chemicals that hasn't been improved upon for nearly a fuckin' century. Why is that, though?

I don't blame you for attacking the messenger(s) because you refuse to even attempt to comprehend the implications of the message. It's a lot to take in, to open your mind and re-consider what you have thus far taken for granted and believed to be simple truths. Shaking the foundation of your world view is harder to endure the older you are, especially when it turns out there's not much you can do about it once you finally do see the forest for the trees... Ignorance is bliss, might as well hold on to it while you can.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2015, 15:45 jacobvandy
 
You really don't get it if you think the wealthiest people in the world care more about family than they do acquiring even more wealth.

That level of greed in itself is a product of mental illness, they simply don't think the same way as us peons do. As long as they get one heir out of a litter of brainwashed groomed offspring, I doubt they give a single fuck if the rest of them live or die.

Mind you, this isn't every person who works in pharmaceuticals... Just the ones with the real power. There are people out there are who are trying to find actual cures, but as soon as they get on to something they are SQUASHED. This one guy has been successfully treating cancer with alternative treatments for decades, and is repeatedly being fucked with by the federal government despite having done nothing illegal or unethical: http://www.burzynskiclinic.com/
 
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