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Signed On Jul 10, 2015, 20:13
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 17, 2017, 13:19 Peter M. Smith
 
So Manning is on appellate leave.  
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News Comments > Paradox Publishing BATTLETECH; Backer Beta Next Month
5. Re: Paradox Publishing BATTLETECH; Backer Beta Next Month May 12, 2017, 18:03 Peter M. Smith
 
Task wrote on May 12, 2017, 17:58:
Indirect Fire is only supposed to occur when a unit declares it is "spotting" for other units, during a combat turn. A unit that 'spots' does not get to also fire. The way they have it now is any unit is freely spotting while also moving around and shooting at something in LOS. This is especially relevant in 'low-tech' 3025 era. Special Indirect Fire rules and tools come into play with other tech like Narcs, TAG, and C3 Networks.

Indirect Fire has changed in Total Warfare. Rather than the either/or scenario you listed above, there is a +1 penalty for both the spotter for attacks made that turn, as well as a +1 penalty for the actual indirect fire attack. If the spotter does not attack in the turn, the penalties do not apply.
 
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News Comments > Paradox Publishing BATTLETECH; Backer Beta Next Month
3. Re: Paradox Publishing BATTLETECH; Backer Beta Next Month May 12, 2017, 13:42 Peter M. Smith
 
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2017, 13:32:
One hope I have for the success of this project is a modern single player Mechwarrior game.

MechWarrior V was announced already. http://www.mw5mercs.com/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2017, 09:26 Peter M. Smith
 
I've stopped going to theaters that don't let me pick my seat when I buy the ticket. I can't see myself going back to that backwards process unless forced to either.  
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade Next Week
2. Re: Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade Next Week Apr 27, 2017, 09:29 Peter M. Smith
 
MT Silver wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 08:16:
Hmm... Those features do sound pretty neat. I had disregarded GalCiv 3 as crap but perhaps that was too hasty...

From the start Stardock was playing the long game with this title, not letting feature creep work its way into the development. They're also very willing to listen to fans and fix what's not worked/was not popular (government sliders, constructor spam).

To your credit at least you're willing to change your opinion.
 
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor Announced
1. Re: Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor Announced Apr 26, 2017, 10:43 Peter M. Smith
 
Equipment Conversion: Update your arsenal by converting older units -- or make use of captured enemy vehicles and gear.

Oh thank God.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris: Utopia Launches
13. Re: Stellaris: Utopia Launches Apr 7, 2017, 08:28 Peter M. Smith
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 7, 2017, 07:33:
So do you guys think the Utopia DLC worth the asking price?
I was a bit surprised to see how much it was.

That's a subjective question, as the value of $20USD will vary from person to person. But for me, I'm down with paying it.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris: Utopia Launches
7. Re: Stellaris: Utopia Launches Apr 6, 2017, 13:08 Peter M. Smith
 
Thanks Burrito.  
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News Comments > Stellaris: Utopia Launches
4. Re: Stellaris: Utopia Launches Apr 6, 2017, 12:41 Peter M. Smith
 
They probably could load a save, sure, but I don't think that's going to be enough. A lot of this expansion sounds long-term, and the best way to use them will probably come from a fresh play through.

In addition, on the 5th of April the following message showed up in my News feed in Steam for Stellaris: "You should finish any ongoing games before updating to 1.5 Banks". Banks is the name of the newest patch for Stellaris, everybody gets it.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris: Utopia Launches
2. Re: Stellaris: Utopia Launches Apr 6, 2017, 11:54 Peter M. Smith
 
Given the focus is mid-game to end-game, I'd be shocked if somebody got to play with all the parts this quickly.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2017, 17:19 Peter M. Smith
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 10:37:
You're supposed to aim for the middle cable but at least now we know why you land at full throttle.
Hope someone bought that pilot a beer, or a couple of cases.

slower traffic Keep Right was beautiful

Middle for 3 arrestor wire ships (USS Ronald Reagan, USS George HW Bush), 3rd wire for 4 wire ships (the rest of the Nimitz-class). Also, the landing is not made at full throttle (around 80-85%), but the pilot will go to full throttle once they feel the touchdown.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free
26. Re: Use WoW Gold for Other Blizzard Games Mar 27, 2017, 09:45 Peter M. Smith
 
Overon wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 00:30:
This is a brilliant marketing move. Resell an old game after putting in minimum amount of resources into it to enhance it as justification for reselling it.

Watch this become a trend if the sales are good. Companies cannot pass up opportunities to reselling games after some minimum enhancements.

I believe Homeworld/Homeworld 2 would be a more appropriate choice as the trend setter. StarCraft would simply be following the trend.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
25. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 16:31 Peter M. Smith
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:07:
I mean, half the time you're making stupid names for companies/games/people that it totally invalidates any and all content you attempt to add to a discussion.

This a dozen times over. Hell, I'd go for the generic "you" and not just CJ_Parker and it would still be true.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 21:21 Peter M. Smith
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 19:04:
Before you turn this into the Spanish Inquisition's "Confession Hour" perhaps you should read my post. It sheds light on the status of bible posts on this site moving forward. It made RedEye super happy.

Too bad. I enjoyed reading your perspective on things, from a theological standpoint.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 11:29 Peter M. Smith
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 10:30:
Generally, they are not survivable and the usual approach is not to operate at all-- the condition is considered largely inoperable.

An aortic aneurysm is one of those case-by-case conditions. Some people will be good candidates for the procedure, some won't. Some candidates are better served by opening up the body and getting at the bugger, others are better served by coming up the leg.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 10:14 Peter M. Smith
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 09:37:
I hope I can trust the reasons they quoted in their mail. I hope that Harebrained is honest. It just feels... somehow fishy.

Jordan and Mitch are stand-up guys, I'd believe them even if they didn't give their explanation. And after reading it, I still believe them. Infrastructure upgrades can and often do suck for development (my day job is supporting software infrastructure), it doesn't surprise me they lost a few weeks in the process.

Now if HBS went full radio silence then I'd start to worry. But that would be the case for any company and not just HBS.
 
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News Comments > BattleTech Beta Delay and Release Date Outlook
1. Re: BattleTech Beta Delay and Release Date Outlook Mar 7, 2017, 10:07 Peter M. Smith
 
Can confirm: infrastructure upgrades can suck for development.  
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News Comments > Stellaris Utopia in April
6. Re: Stellaris Utopia in April Feb 28, 2017, 16:00 Peter M. Smith
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 08:16:
Also, Star Trek: New Horizons is a TC and radically overhauls research, weapons, and a bunch of other systems. It. too, is quite good.

This. A thousand times this.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
34. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 27, 2017, 22:39 Peter M. Smith
 
SlimRam wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 16:13:
By "totally soft core space porn" I guess they are saying that there won't be a dialog choice for your romantic interest that says, "Care to go fisting behind the Mako?"

After playing Fallout: New Vegas I think I'll avoid fisting in my video games. ^_^
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 14:45 Peter M. Smith
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 14:39:
I saw Arrival, Zootopia and Suicide Squad (which won for best haircut or something). I don't know if I even watched any of the other nominees, I think Rogue One was nominated for something. So while I'm glad Arrival and Zootopia won awards cause I enjoyed them, I really don't have a basis for comparison.

Rogue One was nominated for Best Visual Effects, which is the award that The Jungle Book won.
 
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