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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions
17. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions Jun 12, 2017, 14:41 Slick
 
Lol, well in comparison the last Battlefront game you literally unlocked all weapons at level 25. Levels up to 50 were only for cosmetic unlocks (sexy black storm trooper). I literally got all the guns unlocked on the second day of playing, as opposed to Battlefield 1, where I still don't have all the guns unlocked (mostly cause I don't really care).  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions
15. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions Jun 12, 2017, 09:35 Slick
 
I guess you have a point, it's nice to have a clean slate to start with (first 2 weeks where I always annihilate everyone else). One gun in Battlefront 1 was fine by me, but if they for some ungodly reason (they're never done this before) opened up all the progression to be buyable from day one, then yeah, that would suck. But I don't see how any developer/publisher would think that's a good idea.

In Battlefield titles they've opened up progression packs for $5 if you're a total casual with no time, and I'm fine with that, it takes nothing away from me and my experience. But it only works because they do it at least a month or two after launch, not day one.

So your hypothetical is a plausible argument, but I highly doubt it's likely based on its own merits, with the added benefit of never having seen a precedent for this behaviour.
 
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News Comments > Origin Access Free This Week
12. Re: Origin Access Free This Week Jun 12, 2017, 09:26 Slick
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 12, 2017, 04:55:
So this is a 2 week period where I can't touch BF1 unless I wanna see a dozen cheaters in every game.... gee, Thanks EA.

Sigh, we've been over this, read the thread.
 
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News Comments > Anthem Revealed
15. Re: Anthem Revealed Jun 12, 2017, 03:26 Slick
 
NKD wrote on Jun 12, 2017, 02:51:
Hey man, I said it looked promising and my only problem with it is that they clearly shoveled Mass Effect into the dustbin in order to make it.

As an aside, I also agree that lately the negativity around here has been fucking retarded.

Yeah, you expect people like Cutter and Task and whatever Space Captain's latest alt account is to shit on everything, but lately it seems like everyone is getting into it.

Sorry man, I should have been specific and said the first 8 posts in this thread My short diatribe wasn't aimed at you good sir or madam.

And yeah, ME got thrown under the bus, but I'll take that on the chin for what Anthem *could* become. When you have such a super-talented studio like the Edmonton branch, you don't want to have them doing sequels forever, or else they'll just bleed talent when their developers get bored. I think this was the right move. Would have been nice to see Montreal deliver more with ME:A, but it was more than decent, a 7-7.5/10 for me.

On the lighter side of news, any of you check the Devlover press conference? holy shit it's great. If you don't have the time, skip to about 15 minutes into it when the "conference" starts. After all the corporate execu-farts of the big boy conferences, man, such a breath of fresh air.
 
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News Comments > Anthem Revealed
12. Re: Anthem Revealed Jun 12, 2017, 02:33 Slick
 
I don't even know why I bother because half you trolls have already made up your mind about something you clearly know nothing about yet, but here's the full trailer that should get your dicks hard if you have functional genetalia.

https://youtu.be/amfbxX1mDH4

I think it draws a lot more from Firefall than Destiny, spliced with fucking IronMan (not Titanfall)
 
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News Comments > Anthem Revealed
11. Re: Anthem Revealed Jun 12, 2017, 02:26 Slick
 
Jesus CHRIST. You guys saw the full gameplay trailer @ the Microsoft event right?

WHAT THE FUCK happened to you people? Are you all just soulless husks fumbling around in the darkness of your own despair?

I think it's time to take a break from this forum for a while, it's just negative post after negative post. No one likes anything, everything is shit, BOOO.

I mean, if your first reaction after watching that trailer is represented in the first 10 posts of this thread... jesus... there is no hope for you.

This board goes through cycles of being a reasonable place to engage with other gamers and being an utter cesspool devoid of any humanity. I think we're firmly in a "cellpool" cycle now...
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions
13. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions Jun 12, 2017, 02:02 Slick
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Jun 12, 2017, 00:22:
Slick wrote on Jun 12, 2017, 00:03:
WTF are you guys talking about, Pay-to-Win? They said specifically it's cosmetic items.

And Greed? Did you miss the part of the announcement where they said that all maps, guns, heroes etc. released post-launch are FREE FOR EVERYONE? They're giving the season pass away for free, and that indicates greed. K.

I swear to god, some of you guys just see what you want to see and have no place commenting on objective reality.

You are the one with no grounding in reality if you actually believe what they say at face value. EA/Actiblizz/Ubisoft don't exactly have the best track records when it comes to microtransactions and being honest with their customers.

Lol you obviously drank the Kool-aid.

EA "said" that all DLC for Titanfall 2 would be free. It happened. Now they're saying the same for Battlefront II.

But you're right, they're probably just using the biggest gaming event of the year to announce directly to millions of viewers a BIG FAT LIE. Oh EA, why you so greedy/evil?

Seriously, you guys need to adjust your world-view glasses to let in information that occasionally contradicts your established pre-determined narrative lest you miss everything good and die angry.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions
11. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions Jun 12, 2017, 00:03 Slick
 
WTF are you guys talking about, Pay-to-Win? They said specifically it's cosmetic items.

And Greed? Did you miss the part of the announcement where they said that all maps, guns, heroes etc. released post-launch are FREE FOR EVERYONE? They're giving the season pass away for free, and that indicates greed. K.

I swear to god, some of you guys just see what you want to see and have no place commenting on objective reality.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions
8. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II May Feature Microtransactions Jun 11, 2017, 21:36 Slick
 
Yeah...

I think they're allowed real-money transactions for cosmetic items in exchange for giving away all DLC for free.
 
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News Comments > Origin Access Free This Week
10. Re: Origin Access Free This Week Jun 11, 2017, 21:35 Slick
 
So I redeemed this 7-day trial, it asks you to pick a plan after it expires... ugh, so I cancelled the subscription immediately, and it said that it's still available for the 7 days.

So for anyone who wants to fuck around, just start it and immediately cancel it, and you'll get your 7 days without any rollover bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Origin Access Free This Week
8. Re: Origin Access Free This Week Jun 11, 2017, 21:07 Slick
 
The first 6 Ultima games are in the vault xD  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak
34. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak Jun 11, 2017, 02:32 Slick
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 11, 2017, 02:20:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2017, 00:28:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 19:05:
Star Wars Battlefront 2: Official Gameplay Trailer

You've got to admit that the engine looks simply amazing.

To me it does not. Frostshite is a horrible piece of shit engine that makes games look artificial as if you were playing on a movie set instead of the actual location.

Oh Jesus Christ, CJ my man, it's been too long. I don't even know how to attack this, it feels like a trap, no matter what angle i take, it morphs into something even more ridiculous...

So I'm playing in a movie set, and that's bad, because I'm playing a Star Wars game, which is based on movies, but the actual locations look better, so the actual Tatooine looks better? Or the game's representation of the movie is bad because it's based on a movie and not the real location which is real, but video games aren't real, but they should be, but not movies...

Man, this hole goes deep. You're out of your fucking mind.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak
32. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak Jun 11, 2017, 01:54 Slick
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Jun 11, 2017, 00:16:
Prez wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 23:33:
Maybe I'm a kid at heart but at 47 I still love Star Wars. But there is ZERO chance of me buying Battlefront 2 early or at launch and frankly not much chance of me ever buying it given the bullshit EA and DICE pulled with the 2015 Battlefront. An empty, soulless game lacking content with the added insult of season pass crap that almost doubled the price of the game, adding the stuff that actually made it worth the $60 it was originally sold at. Fuck EA for destroying everything it touches.

And to throw salt in the wound, it even sold with a pay-to-win gun (Han's blaster - which was totally OP at launch) if you bought the "Deluxe" version. Yeah, you could unlock it without money but only if you hit max level. In the meantime you'd get easily gunned down by the people who had one from the get go.

Yeah, I unlocked that gun on the second day... And it still required the user know how to aim...

It's funny because for BF4 and BF3, the #1 complaint from my friends was that there was no real reason to progress through the kits to unlock new guns, as most often the first or second unlocked guns were the most powerful and everything else was just slightly different versions of each other.

In Battlefront, they actually made the progression worth doing, and you got rewarded for it, and now the complaint is "how dare they include OP guns in the game!"

it was 25 levels to grind to get it, it wasn't hard, I felt sorry for people who paid for it, but it's no different than unlock kits they sell in other games.

And what's this about the season pass shit that put in what the game had been missing? The season pass was just map packs and some new weapons, pretty standard fare for dice for about 10 years. Don't know how this is a dealbreaker.


 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak
24. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak Jun 10, 2017, 21:40 Slick
 
SlimRam wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 20:53:
Bundy wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 20:14:
Both my kids still play the first one. The game simply wasn't made for you. It was made for children. Just like the movies.

Ding Ding Ding, there's ah winnah, Exactly this.

For a lot of guys that are in the 40 to 60 range probably on this site I think it's time to realize that a lot of movies, games and TV shows simply aren't made for us anymore. Sucks but we're old news now, literally

I guess I just squeak by for being mid 30's?

Never understood the hate towards this franchise. There are a million online shooters, this one has its own flair, but is by no means a fringe product that only appeals to children.

I've played some Drop Pod matches in the last one with some very high-level players, and there's a very high skill ceiling. The gunplay is tight, the movement is fast. These kind of fast-paced mechanics are what everyone seems to love about Overwatch and Quake Champions... And they're not all children. (loose comparison re: the speed of overwatch, I know it's a different genre)

Also, insinuating that "the movies" are made for children does a great disservice to the legions of middle-aged star wars fans out there. An you know that no one counts the prequels... Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > DiRT 4 Released
12. Re: DiRT 4 Released Jun 10, 2017, 16:38 Slick
 
theglaze wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 13:01:
Dirt games have always had a very relevant place in sim racing: fun racing, no tuning required.

Assetto Corsa, iRacing, Richard Burns, RF2, etc, etc... from a casual gamers prospective, they are too difficult to just pick up and enjoy for a quick AI racing session.

Nothing comes close to the fun of the Dirt series, and while super-accurate physics and handling are relevant, the joy of racing side-by-side cannot be unobtainable to novice racers in proper sims.

Codemasters' approach with Dirt is like that of an arcade experience where you plop a couple bucks into the latest racing game in the arcade: you expect instant action and adrenaline from the moment the lights go out. No experience required to have fun, but there's enough depth that the fastest times and AI will require dedication to learn and improve.

Buuuuuut, I still won't buy until it has VR, and it needs to be better than Dirt Rally (limited VR tuning options, hands/wheel move at a different FPS, needs more anti-nausea options to adjust)

Dirt Rally you needed hella tuning just to play any track. It was awful. The rest of the game was so good, but the default tuning for any car like literally the first race I tried 30 times and couldn't break out of last place, just awful.

Then I found steamworks, where people uploaded their tuning profiles for specific cars, on specific tracks. and OMG the game all of a sudden became not just playable, but so fun.

Such a dumb feature though, the default should hav ebeen playable
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak
15. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak Jun 10, 2017, 16:35 Slick
 
Looks 10x more fun than CoD

And for a quick pick-up shoot-em-up it seems to tick all the boxes for me.

And goddamn, the sound design is uhmaaazing, listening to Boba's jetpack firing gave me eargasms
 
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News Comments > DiRT 4 Released
4. Re: DiRT 4 Released Jun 10, 2017, 00:27 Slick
 
Yeah, I bought Dirt Rally because "I'm sure they'll add VR later". And they never did. Not for the HTC Vive, the most popular PC VR solution.

Sooo yeah, bigpass without native VR support for me.

BTW Project Cars 2 has rally-style racing, and a much better driving engine. It's only issue is it's challenging to run efficiently on VR. The Dirt series on the other hand, is easy to run on VR. It's an easy win for codemasters, if they'd just get their heads out of their asses.

There's still no "killer" driving game for the Vive, #sad
 
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News Comments > Steam Direct Fee is $100
20. Re: Steam Direct Fee is $100 Jun 3, 2017, 15:42 Slick
 
Yeah, they offer some services that are fluff like forums, built-in streaming, built-in web browser to their DRM platform. Oh right, it also has built-in DRM. The only thing useful out of all the Steam bloatware is the Steam Workshop, that's actually somewhat useful. I don't need steam reviews from people that played the game for 0.6 hours, I have the rest of the internet to find reviews for that. I don't need streaming, I have OBS, I don't need a web browser, I have chrome.

Fact is they're just a game delivery service. You can claim all the bells and whistles you want, but the exist for you to buy games from, and then download them from. Everything else is just fluff.

And that core part of their business, while expensive, isn't anywhere near the profit they make from it. It costs them pennies to pipe 20 GB to you, if even one penny. But they just profited $20.00. So yeah, there's a lot of wiggle room there.
 
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News Comments > Steam Direct Fee is $100
16. Re: Steam Direct Fee is $100 Jun 3, 2017, 04:02 Slick
 
I'm glad some people are starting to catch on that Valve's 30% off of GROSS is pretty fucking high for a digital storefront. Their costs are next to zero to pipe the game to you.

If it was %30 off of PROFIT then I'd say that's a far more reasonable figure, it would be hard to argue with that. People just see "30%" and it seems like a reasonable number, but the context is far more insidious.

The devs have to pay their staff, hardware, software licencing, rent an office, keep the lights on, and market their product. So if all of that costs %50 of their gross, valve takes 30%, the devs get 20%. So valve is literally getting more than the devs in the above (I think rather reasonable) scenario.

Which is hilarious because Valve left Vivendi exactly because Vivendi was the 3rd party publisher taking an unfair cut of the profits, Valve said "Hey fucktards! We make the fucking games, we deserve a bigger piece of the pie!" (GabeN has since made it his life's work to eat the whole pie). Although, Vivendi in their *shudder* defence would actually put up venture capital for Valve to make games.

Sorry, let me rewind... Valve used to be a video game company that made video games. I know right! So random.
 
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News Comments > Steam Direct Fee is $100
15. Re: Steam Direct Fee is $100 Jun 3, 2017, 03:53 Slick
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 3, 2017, 03:25:
it would objectively be ridiculous for Valve to charge that much just to give some company the privilege of selling their product.

$5000 upfront in exchange for 15% instead of 30%? That's a SHIT TON more money for the developer. Even a D-rated indie game if it's half good should be able to generate 2000 sales @ 25$ a pop, that's $50,000.

So 30% of 50,000$ means the devs pocket $35,000. Meanwhile 15% minus $5000 means they'll pocket $37,500. This is basically the mark where the returns start to become favourable to the developer, from there on up the devs get more and more money, and are therefore incentivised to make a proper polished product. And remember even if this is 2 devs in a studio, it probably took them at the VERY least 1 year to create the game, that's $37,500 split 2 ways for a year's work, it's fucking peanuts. I'd make more money working at McDonalds (Canadians have an almost-reasonable $10+ minimum wage)

So with my formula (which I totally made up on the spot, needs to be tweaked, but it gets the general idea I think), Game devs have to aim for at least 2000 sales of a $25 game. Which should absolutely be within the scope of any indie project that's worth publishing.

 
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