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Signed On Jan 4, 2013, 15:48
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News Comments > Fortnite Passes 7 Million Players
9. Re: Fortnite Passes 7 Million Players Oct 5, 2017, 13:02 Tipsy McStagger
 
Darks wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 12:38:
So, these morons are tallying the player count from the free weekend they just had. Isn't that just big of them to boast of those numbers when in fact, half of those who played it will not ever play it again since the free weekend is now over.

Hate companies that lie about the numbers when in reality they are not what they are saying they are.

HYPE HYPE HYPE!!!

Sadly, idiots believe the hype.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Oct 4, 2017, 18:14 Tipsy McStagger
 
Verno wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 14:05:
It's called BUSINESS. You don't survive without making a positive cash flow.

Bumping in here but what a strange argument. I'm the customer, I don't care about their cashflow. If you want me to care about their business, you can buy me some shares in it. They can always justify increased monetization with cashflow nonsense. There will never be enough for these companies. They all managed to exist before the microtransaction era by dealing with these things by properly costing their products. Something tells me they can still survive just fine without this sort of crap. They simply don't want to. They want as much money as possible. Ok fine, I'm never one to argue against fair profits but this type of thing should be regulated like gambling because that's what it is, glorified gambling.

It's now impossible to argue these things aren't affecting design negatively and I would also argue they are going to have some societal impact much like gambling if it isn't curtailed.

How does a free 2 play game get cash flow then? I know the point you're trying to make about them just charging a box price but seriously, it's free. You can enjoy it free.. You can not pay a cent. Free.. Completely Free. FREE.. it's a little slower to grind but FREE.

  • FREE

  • FREE
    FREE

    Can't make it any more clear, not a sustainable business model unless some sort of micro transaction.

     
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    News Comments > Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode
    11. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Oct 4, 2017, 13:04 Tipsy McStagger
     
    Verno wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 12:31:
    Fuck the Creation Club, seriously. I've read into it and you know this isn't going anywhere good for gamers.

    It's heading to monetization for modifications.

    It used to to be, a good mod would get you employed and a profit cut on the standalone release(see counter strike or Team fortress or Dota)
    I have no problem with modders getting paid for their work, but I do have a problem with Bethesda taking a cut of it for Copyright bullshit reasons.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
    2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 4, 2017, 12:08 Tipsy McStagger
     
    Pigeon wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 09:59:
    ‘As CEO I am responsible for what happens on my watch; out of my thousands of employees I failed to notice THAT GUY! *points to random schmuck eating a sandwich* didn’t do his job. One idiot screwing everything up, you can’t regulate that, or hold me or the company responsible in anyway, there’s absolutely nothing we could have done, so case closed, no need to dig into the company’s security habits or question why we’re allowed to collect so much personal information, cause it was all THAT GUY’S fault.’

    Well the sacrificial goat has been offered let's see if the government eats it.

    Government- "Good enough for me"
    *begins lynching*
     
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 4, 2017, 12:07 Tipsy McStagger
     
    SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 10:03:
    "Xbox Boss"
    XbossX

    or

    xXxBossxXx

    Like in true L33T DUDE fashion.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    28. Re: Into the Black Oct 2, 2017, 14:43 Tipsy McStagger
     
    Redmask wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 09:02:
    Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 15:34:
    I'm the target audience for these things. I have enough disposable income, enough to say take up any hobby I want minus things like Horse Polo or Rally car driving as examples of mega rich hobbies but I don't have enough time to play more than maybe 2-3 hours every second day.

    I'll say this, If I love a game and it gives me the ability to progress faster than a slug grind fest (Like for example planetside 2 with double exp and boosters) I'd have no problem dumping in a few hundred a year to progress, plus I'm loving the game. These are usually reserved to F2P games though and rely on the Employed Dad life to keep them going while the unemployed 12+ hours a day gamer can not pay anything and get free entertainment to grind away.

    Or they could design the game to not be a fucking job. Making the hamster wheel spin faster is your solution? Fuck man, have some standards. I have plenty of disposable income but that doesn't mean I'm going to spend it all on an ever-increasing "progression wheel" in a video game. They will just keep slowing down that wheel, there is no endgame there.

    I purposely left this part of the argument out because there's lots of variables to it. Yes, I do think they shouldn't have slog fests of grind games on the endless "Content" hamster wheel. In this example,, I found planetside 2 actually fun, didn't feel like a grind when you aren't playing it to unlock weapon x or whatever.

    I absolutely hate daily quest type games, I like progression, I hate daily grinds.. Destiny was horrible for this and a reason I don't play those games.

    The industry purposely puts in persistent online games with huge content grinds because theres always those people who grind out everything very quickly and complain about content. They also make money mills like planetside 2 which have incentives but you don't need to buy into it (It's free to play.. free to play... As in they have to make money somehow because those server bandwidths aren't cheap!) Even if Planetside 2 was not free to play, it would cost 60$ to buy the game then they still need to pay for bandwidth and server maintenance, which means they need a subscription.. It's called BUSINESS. You don't survive without making a positive cash flow.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    15. Re: Op Ed Sep 29, 2017, 15:34 Tipsy McStagger
     
    I'm the target audience for these things. I have enough disposable income, enough to say take up any hobby I want minus things like Horse Polo or Rally car driving as examples of mega rich hobbies but I don't have enough time to play more than maybe 2-3 hours every second day.

    I'll say this, If I love a game and it gives me the ability to progress faster than a slug grind fest (Like for example planetside 2 with double exp and boosters) I'd have no problem dumping in a few hundred a year to progress, plus I'm loving the game. These are usually reserved to F2P games though and rely on the Employed Dad life to keep them going while the unemployed 12+ hours a day gamer can not pay anything and get free entertainment to grind away.

    The other side, which is charging full price for a game then having money in the game to pay2win stuff kind of bugs me, same with DLCs being announced on release (Destiny). I do like DLC's as long as the content is deserving like a new game. But mostly, when they release a shitty broken game and the DLCs are what the game should have been (Evolve comes to mind?)

    The biggest fix to the industry would be that if idiots stopped buying these shit titles on pre-order, it would weed out whats wrong with the gaming industry.
     
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    News Comments > Into the Black
    5. Re: Into the Black Sep 29, 2017, 13:22 Tipsy McStagger
     
    Nullity wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 12:54:
    I probably shouldn't be admitting this in public, but here goes...

    I love sci-fi. It is, without a doubt, my favorite genre. But I just don't like Blade Runner. It's almost universally regarded as the pinnacle of science fiction, but I find it painfully slow and boring. I've even seen all 3 of the versions previous mentioned (theatrical, director's, final), each time feeling excited when it begins that this is finally going to be the viewing where I "get it" and the movie is great. It never happens, and instead, I'm left wondering why I subjected myself to it again.

    I like the actors, they all do a fine job. The cinematography and effects are amazing, even to this day. Yet the film as a whole just slogs and can barely hold my attention. I just don't find it interesting.

    I've always had this feeling that I *want* to like this movie, but try as I might, I just can't. What is it I'm missing?

    (And no, I'm not the type that only likes fast action and special effects. I love character development and great stories.)

    Some people just don't like slow dramas.. they need constant in your face LOOK HERE LOOK HERE, Force feed information into their eye and ear holes.

    Blade Runner makes you think, yeah it's a little slow but I think the movie is excellent, I was really bummed to hear they were making another one.. hope it actually turns out to be good.
     
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    News Comments > LawBreakers Free Weekend Underway
    11. Re: LawBreakers Free Weekend Underway Sep 29, 2017, 10:48 Tipsy McStagger
     
    So it's probably a good FPS game isn't it? It's just that maybe the name "Lawbreakers" and it just trying to compete in a time where everyone is hopelessly addicted to the new "Quakeworld" or "Unreal" which is Battlefield/Overwatch/PUBG/Team Fortress 2 era is making their targeted demographic wondering "why bother playing?"

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2017, 10:55 Tipsy McStagger
     
    RIP Hugh, thanks for all the articles.....  
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    News Comments > Volition Layoffs Reported
    2. Re: Volition Layoffs Reported Sep 27, 2017, 21:50 Tipsy McStagger
     
    christheshitter wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 21:04:
    Time to do Freespace 3 eh? Haven't we waited enough already?

    These idiots could have made a fortune off freespace 3 in the age of whales and space sims.
     
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    News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Patch Includes Major Changes
    9. Re: PlanetSide 2 Patch Includes Major Changes Sep 27, 2017, 15:34 Tipsy McStagger
     
    Frijoles wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 14:44:
    theglaze wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 13:04:
    I also thought Planetside 2 was pretty good for a couple months a few years ago, and to this day I still don't understand the flow of map control or why EVERYONE is battling for THIS station (and sign-in the next day and no one cares about it). I just accepted this futile struggle to represent war, like Nam.

    This was one of the reasons I stopped playing. The battles started to get repetitive with the bases constantly flipping back and forth. There didn't seem to be much reason to holding a base. We attacked the other bases because that's where everyone was, not because there was anything at the base worth having.

    So what they have now is the ALERT system, where a continent will go under a multi-hour battle time, usually 12 hours I think. At the end of those 12 hours the side with the most victory points wins and locks the continent. Why do you care? well it's massive XP give outs and it means that there's a sort of team progression for the continent so the battles become meaningful.. lots of last hour slug fests which are decided by a key hot drop and ressurect grenades to hold that timer from counting down to base flip.
     
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    News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Patch Includes Major Changes
    4. Re: PlanetSide 2 Patch Includes Major Changes Sep 27, 2017, 12:35 Tipsy McStagger
     
    I think you guys forget that they added artillery canons that were complete bullshit, vehicle pads that were locked in the same spot per base.

    I loved planetside 1 up until they added those Artillery.

    Planetside 2, after years is still a blast and they haven't completely broken the game, the flight model is actually quite hard to master and the difference in bases makes certain bases extremely hard to take and others not worth defending.
     
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    News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Patch Includes Major Changes
    1. Re: PlanetSide 2 Patch Includes Major Changes Sep 27, 2017, 10:51 Tipsy McStagger
     
    Really fun game with actually a pretty decent learning curve, if you get into an outfit with coordination it becomes ultra fun.  
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    News Comments > LawBreakers Free Weekend
    14. Re: LawBreakers Free Weekend Sep 26, 2017, 15:16 Tipsy McStagger
     
    Did bankbreakers Companybreakers Lawbreakers sell enough to cover their costs?  
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    News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
    3. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 11:02 Tipsy McStagger
     
    If they took the idea of PUBG and made it a better game, they deserve to stomp out PUBG. Just because you did it first doesn't mean you did it best.

    If the rest of the gaming industry got so upset about people copying their stuff the whole industry would be one upset little bitch.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    5. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 25, 2017, 16:37 Tipsy McStagger
     
    160 terabits per second for Netflix streaming..

    Interestingly enough, I tried to look up how much bandwidth Netflix uses and couldn't find it.. yet could find bullshit articles that say they use 37% of all downstream internet but nothing to quantify how much that is...
     
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    News Comments > Ultima Online Turns 20
    26. Re: Ultima Online Turns 20 Sep 25, 2017, 13:46 Tipsy McStagger
     
    In other news:

    Richard Garriot is now a washout has-been and his recently backed MMO "Shroud of Avatar" is in the scam region for kickstarter projects. Lots of drama with that one. It's too bad, UO will be a memory till I die of good times to be had and I'm still hoping someone just takes basic UO, updates the graphics and netcode and releases it again.

     
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    News Comments > Ultima Online Turns 20
    14. Re: Ultima Online Turns 20 Sep 24, 2017, 23:29 Tipsy McStagger
     
    gave 5 years of my life to this game.. 5 glorious years...

    played on napa valley as kull/village idiot. Had a great time.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
    4. Re: Why Facebook And Google Are Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates. Sep 22, 2017, 11:14 Tipsy McStagger
     
    Cutter wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 10:58:
    Uh because they're fucking evil?

    What are you talking about? can you please stop being an SJW?

    Let's put it this way, it's a lesser evil. Without USA going army crazy, NAZI/Emperor Japan/Communist China might all be in charge. Not to mention maybe some sort of islamic caliphate type enlightening.

    Sure they start wars for natural resources and global power plays but at least they aren't interested in completely destroying human progression, I'll remind you that USA is still basically the leading edge of technology and space exploration. You have no further to look than SpaceX/Google for that.
     
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