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Nickname Paragon of Virtue
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Homepage http://www.sorenkristensen.com
Signed On February 20, 2012
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access This Year

25. Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access This Year Feb 23, 2020, 17:36 Paragon of Virtue
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 23, 2020, 12:02:
Cutter wrote on Feb 23, 2020, 11:46:
I just want a goddamned MMO set in Teh Forgotten Realms. Wandering around all over Faerun would be the effing bomb.

Neverwinter?

It's a try, I suppose, but the gameplay isn't up to par with anything that would be a major success / ambitious enough.
 



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News Comments > Telltale Games Revival

8. Re: Telltale Games Revival Aug 29, 2019, 03:39 Paragon of Virtue
 
I'm guessng they bought it mostly for trickle-money from sales of the back catalogue.  



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News Comments > The Bardís Tale IV: Director's Cut Released

5. Re: The Bardís Tale IV: Director's Cut Released Aug 28, 2019, 06:18 Paragon of Virtue
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 28, 2019, 02:46:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 22:37:
Pretty good timing; I played only a few hours of the vanilla version when it first came out,

Same here. Why is that? Surely there's more wrong with the game than just some rebalances and UI fixes? Not sure what it is. Did it lack character? Was the story uninteresting? Anyway, I hope this DC version somehow gets me past my first few hours as well somehow.

I think because we all know they will eventually make a BETTER version of all these games, and with backlogs of games etc., there is no hindrance to waiting it out.
 



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News Comments > The Bardís Tale IV: Director's Cut Released

3. Re: The Bardís Tale IV: Director's Cut Released Aug 28, 2019, 02:40 Paragon of Virtue
 
Excellent! Only one big post-deluxe-version patch to go until I will play this. I've been waiting for all of the extras and patches before beginning. Fig'd it way back.  



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2019, 16:18 Paragon of Virtue
 
What did you do at MTV, Blue?  



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News Comments > Cyan Kickstarting Firmament

6. Re: Cyan Kickstarting Firmament Mar 26, 2019, 18:25 Paragon of Virtue
 
Isn't Myst one of the best selling games of all time? How do these guys need to go to Kickstarter?  



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News Comments > Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans

64. Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 19, 2019, 04:55 Paragon of Virtue
 
The Pyro wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 16:46:
How are they able to cheat in the first place?

The three most common cheats in server-authoritative FPS games are:

1. Aimbots. These are modified client executables that aim for you. Sometimes they lock on to a particular target, and sometimes they just click the fire button at the right moment when your cursor passes over a target. Detecting these sorts of cheats is always a back-and-forth arms race because, at the end of the day, the server does not have a 100% foolproof method to validate the software you're running.

2. Wallhacks. These are a collection of cheats that allow you to see through walls and spot enemies hiding behind cover. These cheats can be problematic because cheaters don't always need to modify the original game; in some cases, external programs can snoop on network traffic and draw overlays on your screen. There are a variety of ways to accomplish wallhacks, from modifying specific shaders or game models, to actually editing the rendering code.

3. Speedhacks. Most server-authoritative games will, to some degree, trust the client's word when it comes to the exact positioning of your character - because when you don't trust the client, even small amounts of lag cause very unpleasant rubber-banding and displacement issues. Unfortunately, cheaters can abuse this trust by modifying the game client to allow them to move at higher-than-normal speeds.

Thanks for this rundown!
 



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News Comments > Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans

63. Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 19, 2019, 04:53 Paragon of Virtue
 
NKD wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 15:13:
Paragon of Virtue wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 14:59:
I'm not in the loop, but HOW do these cheaters cheat?

Are they hacking the game? What's going on? How are they able to cheat in the first place? If it's a security issue, maybe Relic should lock down their code/servers better?

I'm genuinely curious. All these news bites about cheaters being banned, and not a lot of information on how/what the cheating entails. Someone clue an old man in! :-)

Sometimes it's just a code issue that can be resolved. Other times, there are performance costs to having server-side checks for certain things, usually relating to movement, aiming, shooting, etc. In other words, things that need to happen quickly and in real-time and still feel good even with a little bit of lag. So for these things the game trusts the client to an extent, which is an opening for a cheat program to alter things.

There's not much you can do about these things without ruining your gameplay. So it becomes an arms race based not on preventing the cheats from being functional, but detecting the cheats and banning the offenders. On the other side, cheat makers have to redo their stuff to try and avoid detection.

Thanks for the great reply.
 



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News Comments > Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans

33. Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 18, 2019, 15:02 Paragon of Virtue
 
Creston wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 14:40:
It's still nowhere near a foolproof method of stopping a cheater as not trusting the client side data would be.

That ought to do it.
 



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News Comments > Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans

32. Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 18, 2019, 14:59 Paragon of Virtue
 
I'm not in the loop, but HOW do these cheaters cheat?

Are they hacking the game? What's going on? How are they able to cheat in the first place? If it's a security issue, maybe Relic should lock down their code/servers better?

I'm genuinely curious. All these news bites about cheaters being banned, and not a lot of information on how/what the cheating entails. Someone clue an old man in! :-)
 



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News Comments > GOG.com Announces GOG Direct to Account

23. Re: GOG.com Announces GOG Direct to Account Feb 28, 2019, 02:10 Paragon of Virtue
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 27, 2019, 17:26:
So here's the truth:

I don't care to save 10$ on a video game. I use steam because it's easy and convenient for me to use. I understand I can buy from GOG and then put the key into steam for example but why would I even bother looking there.

I'm not the only middle aged man with cash and not enough time that does this I'm assuming.

You should buy from GOG to support the idea of DRM free software, and because they do a hell of a job keeping classics "alive" for new generations. Especially if you are a wealthy middle-aged man you can easily contribute in a good way by throwing them your cash.
 



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News Comments > GOG.com Layoffs

17. Re: GOG.com Layoffs Feb 26, 2019, 03:08 Paragon of Virtue
 
We should all support GOG by buying stuff from them.
Only place online that gives a crap about older gems (commercial site, mind you, because there are certainly sites for abandonware and historic gaming).
They have made so many good deals to bring classics back to new generation - heck, they even struck a deal with LucasArts for the old adventure games which was considered damn near impossible.
 



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News Comments > Revived MicroProse Announces WarBirds 2020

3. Re: Revived MicroProse Announces WarBirds 2020 Feb 21, 2019, 03:08 Paragon of Virtue
 
In my youth, the name "MicroProse" was the epitome of game developers. I knew it would be a good game. Seeing it in the news triggers that ol' nostalgia. :-)
Firaxis was made through the ashes of MicroProse and took the mantle for a while.
Nowadays, the only sure-fire stuff on PC is Rockstar's GTA and CD Project Red's Witcher series, though Firaxis still delivers solid strategy games.
 



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News Comments > Ubisoft Apologizes for Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Misstep

34. Re: Ubisoft Apologizes for Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Misstep Jan 17, 2019, 03:16 Paragon of Virtue
 
Never seen this much post-deleting in a thread on Blues. I guess 2019 is the new 2018. :-)

That said, Ubisoft are making a lot of people angry lately. Quite the fall they are going through on social media.
 



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News Comments > Artifact Beta Live

6. Re: Artifact Beta Live Nov 20, 2018, 03:15 Paragon of Virtue
 
It's crazy that this beta is so short. Magic Arena is far from complete and has been in beta for months on end.

This game looks great, but to not have all of these things figured out by now is a terrible sign. Economy in TCGs is one of the most important things!
 



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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners

40. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Nov 21, 2017, 02:20 Paragon of Virtue
 
heroin wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 06:08:
I couldn't give a fuck about Sid Meier, one-trick pony. Sure, the original Civ was fantastic, I remember being amazed by it when I was in 4th grade but Alpha Centauri was better than any Civ game - to this day - and he didn't even work on it.

My vote would go to the all around whacky guy, Richard Garriot. I mean without the Ultimas other great games we have come to know and love like Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Daggerfall/Elder Scrolls, WoW or even System Shock & Thief might never have seen the light of day.

Flight sim pioneer, and the man behind Railroad Tycoon, Civilization, and Pirates. Not to mention his input and dedication to Firaxis, one of the premier PC-centric game developers still going today. His time running and co-leading Microprose was what made him historic though.
 



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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners

22. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Nov 20, 2017, 03:14 Paragon of Virtue
 
Sid Meier - the greatest game developer of alle time imo.  



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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Announced

25. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Announced Jan 27, 2017, 03:55 Paragon of Virtue
 
Brian Fargo is a part-owner of Fig, which is why they are using Fig.

Obsidian and Inxile are partnering up for a lot of these games "behind the scenes", and Fargo is the bigwig at InXile.
 



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News Comments > Day of the Tentacle Remastered This Month; Preorders Underway

12. Re: Day of the Tentacle Remastered This Month; Preorders Underway Mar 9, 2016, 02:47 Paragon of Virtue
 
The remastered KQ and Quest for Glory are very well done. Excellent, I'd say. Played them through with my wife and we enjoyed them a lot.  



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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV 1st Day Kickstarter Incentive

9. Re: The Bard's Tale IV 1st Day Kickstarter Incentive Jun 2, 2015, 09:11 Paragon of Virtue
 
Zoom wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 04:19:
Why not revive Eye of the Beholder series, these were better than Bards Tale IMHO.

I second this.
 



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