Malvok wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 22:13:I'd like to comment, but I've lost a weekend somewhere. Just a few more turns and I'll be at a stopping point...ShakaUVM wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 21:50:I'm enjoying it as well. I like almost every aspect of the game. I'm not so sure about what looks like the ability to spam cities without any penalty but the rest of the changes I like.
I'm really liking it.
The only real bug I've found is when it switches to the wrong unit for a second before continuing to the right one. I've ordered units to the wrong location a few times because I clicked too soon.
Devinoch wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 14:10:
The original copyright exclusivity was also based on the life expectancy of people being in their mid to late 60s, not, as it stands now, their mid to late 80s.
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 19:22:The Half Elf wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 19:15:
That last link is bullshit. pro. generaterated planet my fucking ass. Lets see, a sand planet with a big snake/worm on it (obvious shot at No Man's SKy)
NMS? It was a 100% Dune rip or maybe 98% Dune and 2% Sarlacc from Star Wars RotJ. Just like those sand people were a 100% rip off of Tatooine Tusken raiders.
Star Wars/Dune clone = CIG creativity department.
descender wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 18:37:Right. You and your ilk are the progressives on the "right side of history." Collective power (wielded by the likeminded few, of course) has always turned out so well, especially when used by the forces of righteousness. So we'll replace "Deus vult!" with "For the people!" and that will make our crusade turn out properly. I don't know what is most amusing, your ignorance of history, or your self-righteous belief that it doesn't apply to you...
That "limited government" you pretend to seek is not a thing that can either be achieved or that you would actually accept at any level. It's a bullshit argument put forth by people with no solutions to any particular issue. Just having "less" isn't an answer. That's a hatchet job with no possibility of effective change.
The days of small limited government control are basically over and they have been since a few hundred million people inhabited it. This isn't the wild west anymore, we are ("the good guys") trying to push forward as a society and that means everyone hunkering down and paying their fair share to be part of what is easily still the greatest country in the world to live in for any random individual. That doesn't mean allowing greed to run rampant in the economy and shitting on those less fortunate than you. That means using our collective power to raise up those less fortunate than us.
You are judged on how you treat the weakest people in your society. Hanging them out to dry because you don't want to buy into the system basically just makes you a selfish asshole with zero foresight.
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 18:05:Eirikrautha wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 16:44:
There is no part of your life that isn't regulated by the government, down to the size of toilet you use or the kind of light bulbs you can buy. And all of this with the threat of lethal force behind it.
Who has ever been threatened with lethal force over the size of their toilet or light bulb purchasing choices in this country?
descender wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 18:00:Why do you think there is a "resolution"? Every cancer patient desperately wants a cure... but few get one. The answer is not political; it's cultural. Only when an overwhelming majority of people want limited government will you be able to elect enough congressmen who, out of their own self-interested desire to remain in office, will vote to shrink the powers of government. But no one in politics is even making this argument, much less building a critical mass. Our culture is perfectly fine with overbearing government, so long as we have Twitter and skittles.
I only wish I could be on the side of the whiners and complainers that only posit problems and never solutions. What do you even suggest to resolve the actual issues of this government (which you seem to barely comprehend through your fog of conservatism) short of violent revolution?
descender wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 13:44:
The government is just people. It is not naturally corrupt, inefficient or incompetent. If you want better government then elect better people.
Slick wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 21:09:You need a term for that. How about "lebensunwerten lebens"? It's kind of catchy.
I'll defend your right to be an idiot, but I don't have to even see you as a human being if you "just want to see it burn" by voting in Trump.
Redmask wrote on Sep 7, 2016, 07:33:
Bundy, he's latched onto Star Citizen because its a hot topic in the gaming community and the only way he will get any attention. Everyone should just stop feeding the beast. He's upset that no one cares about his own projects due to continually failing to bring them to a meaningful conclusion and due to his own drama bombs. As a result hes a joke in the industry and knows it. He doesn't have anything of substance to offer on this subject, all of his predictions have been incredibly vague or outright incorrect and he's obviously jealous at others success. It is so transparent it would be pitiable if he wasn't so obnoxious about it.
Star Citizen might not amount to much of anything but it won't be because a forgotten laughingstock of the industry said anything about it.
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 20:31:
- Mouse Acceleration out the ass. Argh. Turning sensitivity to ~ 38% seemed to be a decent sweet spot, I saw a post by an Eidos community rep that they are looking into it. Probably something they forgot to turn off again.
- For me it runs buttery smooth. Settings, basically all High or one better, no MSAA. I turned off Depth of View and Motion Blur because those are fucking godawful effects that I wish would just die a horrible death already. Also turned off the sharpen filter and Chromatic Blur. Haven't benchmarked yet, let me try that and post results later, but everything feels smooth like silk on these settings, i-2500, GTX970 and 8GB of ram. It seems like the newer generation cards are having issues whereas mine fortunately seems to be running great. Game looks great at these settings, although textures could be a bit sharper (there are 2 more texture settings above this one, I'll try it out later with a higher one).
- LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ass cutscenes. Holy fuck. I wish I'd have been given agency in some of those cutscenes, it would have made the whole thing far more powerful, but oh well.
- Animations in general seem to have gotten a bit more stiff. Not all of them, some are really nice and fluid, but others look worse when compared to its five year old predecessor. Not sure what the hell that is about.
- Takedown options have GREATLY improved. Take guys down over obstacles, around obstacles, all works very smoothly. This makes playing a non-lethal playthrough a lot less finicky.
- Similarly, if people on the first floor can now see a dude on the 2nd floor and you take the dude on the 2nd floor down, the peeps on the 1st floor will go into alarm mode. This is much more realistic, and makes it definitely tougher to go from guy to guy taking them out. Several times I had to make use of a strategically thrown object to lure a guard out of his patrol zone in order to be able to take him out, which is good. I basically never had to do that in HR.
- While I appreciate the level of precision the new sneak system gives, it is very distracting. I wish there was a way to turn it off...
- Can't really judge on the story so far, I just made it to Prague. Voice acting is good, however.
- Faces look pretty bad. Not Fallout 4 levels of horror, but bad anyway. I thought Jensen looked better in HR...
- Music is top notch. WOOT MICHAEL MCCANN!!
Very much enjoying it so far.
MattyC wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 00:15:
Maybe I am alone here, but I would love to see an updated European Air War. I have very fond memories of stuff like Chuck Yeager's Air Combat and Aces of the Pacific, but EAW was just awesome.
Creston wrote on Aug 10, 2016, 18:45:Seconded. This looks like it has potential, but a good GW game is as rare as a virgin unicorn descending from an UFO into the arms of an honest politician...
Anyone know anything about this?
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 21:52:Total-Khaos wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 18:45:
Spoiler alert! At the center, you find a decoder ring and a message that says, "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."
Oh I thought it was God in the need of a space ship.
Cutter wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 17:39:Tachikoma wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 14:04:
Looks like another Dungeon Siege clone. Only now with more Vikings, because Game Of Thrones.
Really? Where are the Vikings in GoT? I see plenty of them in the show Vikings however.