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Real Name Tessier Ashpoole   
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Signed On Apr 26, 2011, 18:32
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News Comments > On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues
28. Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues Feb 21, 2016, 13:47 Primalchrome
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 09:00:
It's Suppa7. He uses everything to support his idea that piracy is great and games should be free.

He is using fake and semiknowledge and embarrasses himself all too often. Slavery, Marxism, he uses his (usually not well founded) interpretations to support his twisted point of view. Just ignore him, it makes life easier. We here at Blue's News are no replacement for psychotherapy and can only offer limited socialization.
Too true. There are four or five clowns that I've set to ignore on Blues. Occasionally I go back and read their posts, get my laughs, and am reminded that there is a deep left side to the bell curve.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 21, 2016, 13:41 Primalchrome
 
Looks like Bethesda's play worked very well.

Really want to preorder Dark Souls III.....just can't find it in me to pull the trigger, though.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
24. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 15:11 Primalchrome
 
Fion wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 11:45:
Say what you will about it's 'jenky' combat, but that is it's one niggling flaw in the greatest RPG masterpiece of our time.
ROFL. If you feel there is only one flaw in the game...and the fact that horrible mushy combat (the key component in what makes it a game and not a storybook) is just "niggling" belies the fact that you have attained fanboi status. When you refuse to at least admit that there are issues with a game it makes it very hard to take your opinion seriously.

Both Fallout4 and Witcher3 had serious issues. I'm with InBlack in that I think XCom2 is already a major contender for GotY for 2016. A couple of serious bugs that I think have been stamped out and a brutal campaign....but excellent all around so far.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
8. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 11:27 Primalchrome
 
I'm Ok with that...most sites seem to rank W2 and FO4 in the top two slots. Witcher 3's release bugs, horrific inventory, and janky combat really put a damper on it for me. The storyline and voiceover work was top notch...but playing the game itself felt more like a pain in the ass.

 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Empire Trailer
5. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Empire Trailer Feb 11, 2016, 16:48 Primalchrome
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 11, 2016, 14:24:
I think before that happens you'd see a chaos lord dance to Enya in a pink tutu.
SuperBowl 51 booked! Called it here first.
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Empire Trailer
1. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Empire Trailer Feb 11, 2016, 13:42 Primalchrome
 
In the name of Nagash and all that is unholy.....Please please please release in a playable state with minimal bugs.  
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News Comments > League of Legends Dropping Dominion
1. Re: League of Legends Dropping Dominion Feb 11, 2016, 00:38 Primalchrome
 
Sadly a good choice for Riot. They were floundering trying to balance items and champs for Dominion. It is already bad enough with Summoner's Rift and Twisted Treeline... For another game 'mode' to work they are going to have to seriously limit the champs/items...and then they could alienate the playerbase and have a nonstarter.  
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
45. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 6, 2016, 14:07 Primalchrome
 
Frans wrote on Feb 6, 2016, 03:36:
stupid enough to not edit out the warez link, got their whole posts deleted.
Entitled children masquerading as financially solvent adults?!?!? Say it ain't so!
 
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News Comments > TrackMania Turbo Next Month
1. Re: TrackMania Turbo Next Month Feb 5, 2016, 12:06 Primalchrome
 
I've always wanted to give Trackmania a go....because it seems shiny. But everyone I've known that plays it seems to indicate that with their new release schedule and lack of cross compatibility, populated servers only have about a 3-4 month life.  
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News Comments > DOOM in May
19. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 14:13 Primalchrome
 
Sorry to rain on the grousing parade.....but the execution quicktimes are optional.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2016, 14:35 Primalchrome
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 14:13:
I've tried the $20 ones you can buy in the store, unfortunately they're bulky enough they interfere with my sleep
Have you tried a low profile boil-n-bite sports mouthpiece at a sports store for $15. If you mold it properly, it will stay while sleeping and provide protection from grinding.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2016, 13:51 Primalchrome
 
Ahhhhh, Wisdom Teeth...how I hated thee. Had all of mine removed over a 5 year period after reaching adulthood. Wasn't life threatening.....but was an excellent choice. Having four teeth that were only partially erupted and causing constant damage/bleeding to the gums was not a fun thing.  
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News Comments > Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Preorders; Trailer
2. Re: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Preorders; Trailer Jan 27, 2016, 10:20 Primalchrome
 
Am I the only one that is VERY skittish about any GW licensed products? Just look at the current Steam sale; it seems like they've made shovelware a hobby in the past few years. The last really good 40k game was either Space Marine or Dawn of War II....and the only one that has gotten any real press pre-release has been Warhammer Total War.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 13, 2015, 20:09 Primalchrome
 
I have about 100 hours in FO4 and have really enjoyed it. The frustration that made me put it down for a while is that I don't really like any of the factions. I want the Institute to prevail....but only after I've gone through and slaughtered most of the upper management, including my 'son'. They don't seem receptive to my furthering their cause every time I go down that path...

Helldivers has been fun on the Playstation with my kids. If you want to demo it, download Alien Swarm on Steam and play that for free. Almost the same gameplay....but HD is a bit more in depth.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online on Steam
15. Re: MechWarrior Online on Steam Dec 11, 2015, 17:37 Primalchrome
 
Task wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 12:08:
So what's the cost on that, the price of a triple A better game like MW2? It's a pipedream.
You are correct. A "AAA" MW title is a pipedream. There will not ever be one because the audience has aged out of supporting a model like that. Why do you think the IP sat for 10 years? Also after seeing how rabid the fan base is...most devs will probably shy away.

Task wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 12:08:
If you're not sure what I'm talking about, then I'll explain if you haven't played much classic BattleTech or custom modes in previous games. Those Mechs you mentioned? You can create similar builds across most of them....
I ran a BT campaign for 5 years starting with the box set and cardboard stand ups. Played in numerous TT Tournaments. Bought the original PHRevenge and MWarrior to run on a Tandy 1000. I've owned and played extensively every MW game produced for PC and Xbox. So...yeah...up until the ruination of the timeline after about 3067, I'm pretty well versed in the game and its lore.

BT in TT could be run with stock builds...but it also provided for full customization in all of the rules post Battletech Compendium. You prefer to run stock variants. Great. Kudos. Most tournaments required that back when it was a widely played game. Some campaigns revolved around that playstyle.

MWO allows for a wide range of customization. Your assertion that a Marauder with 3xAC5 in the RT is the same as a Black Knight with 3xAC5's in the RT is amusing, but only shows that you have neither played the game or done your research. I'll give you 3 things that make different loadouts more or less powerful on different variants/chassis.
- Chassis shape and size. When looking at a mech from the front, are the hitboxes evenly distributed to ALLOW the mech to face-tank while firing away indiscriminately with AC5s? Or do you want to run something like a Centurion and a slower cycling AC so that you can shield with your off torso?
- Weapons slots. What exact location allows for what type of weapon? And are there enough free slots to accomodate a gauss?
- Weapon mount locations. Is the mount low on the RT like a Cataphract, or high like on a Marauder?
- Quirks. Each variant has certain bonuses or negative traits that cause them to be more efficient with particular weapons or tactics.
Beyond the actual location of weapon slots, nothing forces you to run a MAD-5D per the lore config.....but there are certain factors that can incentivize running something somewhat similar. Essentially it allows pilots to run what they wish...while stats nudge them in a lore direction.

So no....mechs are not cookie cutter builds all skinned to look different. Different chassis have different weak points and strengths.

Custom matches allow players to specify game modes, maps, tonnage limits, etc.... I do agree with you in that I wish that there was a "force stock variant build" option....but with the way the inventory/mechbay works, I can see how that might be a bit of a pain in the ass to code.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2015, 11:26 Primalchrome
 
They hit a nerve with the needle, I'm assuming?  
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online on Steam
12. Re: MechWarrior Online on Steam Dec 11, 2015, 11:24 Primalchrome
 
Task wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 09:03:
That rumor was just that, a rumor. PGI in no way has capability or money with this game to make an SP equivalent of the high-quality of MW2/3/4.
Sigh. Everyone rumormongering with false info or assumptions. Yes, there is a SP aspect in the works as of very recently. They want to add in an AI to add more variety to missions and allow them to add in SP content as well. In NO way have they indicated that it will be a high quality SP campaign at a AAA level. Quite frankly if you read between the lines and listen to the source material, the AI will be a very simple scripted aspect to add missions like escort, seek & destroy, recon, and smaller AI unit action. A couple of months ago they added a fair new player tutorial which was a step in the right direction.
Task wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 09:03:
against random Uber (Non-Battletech) Mechs,
What the devil are you babbling about? Every mech in the game is from the Battletech IP. As a matter of fact it is the first game to bring back the Unseen (Marauder, Warhammer, Archer, etc...).
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 in February; Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed
12. Re: XCOM 2 in February; Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed Dec 10, 2015, 18:15 Primalchrome
 
yonder wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 16:52:
Yeah, that's almost as entertaining as people who STILL didn't understand the difference between stealing a physical object and illegally copying a digital one.
Quite frankly...I've been listening to the difference between physical and digital duplication for 30 years since I first copied Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II with Locksmith.... There is no denying the scarcity/production differences, but that by no means makes it righteous. It is a silly entitlement crutch trotted out to smugly excuse not compensating someone for their work. Kind of like ad blockers and microtransaction loopholes. Almost everyone with a PC is guilty of pirated material...but most above the age of 25 don't try to make it out to be the admirable protest while sticking it to The Man.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2015, 09:51 Primalchrome
 
Glad to hear it. I have my yearly coming up in a couple months and am already not looking forward to it.  
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News Comments > Psychonauts 2 Announced
2. Re: Psychonauts 2 Announced Dec 4, 2015, 09:50 Primalchrome
 
Glad they pushed through the whole Notch BS.  
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