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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 13, 2015, 20:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 13, 2015, 19:26:
Rigs wrote on Dec 13, 2015, 18:31:
Everything about Fallout4 and nothing about Just Cause 3?! Surprise, surprise...This place practically had a group orgasm at the announcement of it, now not a peep...hmmmm....


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It's next on my todo list but the reception has rather dampened my excitement. Maybe lots of repetitive capturing is suited to sound-off-YouTube-on gameplay.

I've been playing JC3 since a couple days after it was released. Haven't experienced any of these performance issues, so I'm not sure how widespread they actually are. My machine is decent (i7 4790, 8GB RAM, R9 390 8GB), so maybe that's why I'm not having problems.

Anyway, the game is a lot of fun, but gets better as you unlock more of the upgrades. I've only got maybe 10 unlocked so far. Focusing on the weapons and wingsuit upgrades is the way to go. The driving physics kinda suck, but once you get the wingsuit and learn how to use it, you won't want to drive anywhere anyway

The story is about what you'd expect. The characters are interesting and the voice acting is good. It really doesn't take itself serious, so it's been pretty fun doing the missions with the various other characters. I definitely don't regret buying it.

I stopped playing FO4 for this. Figure I'll wait for mods. May pick it up again next spring/summer and see what's available.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
12. Re: Path of Exile Patched Dec 12, 2015, 23:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Brumbek wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 13:12:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 02:21:
Not really. For a lot of players, a pretty large part of the game is theory crafting a build or crafting items. PoE is far better at these things. The combat in PoE is good as well. It just doesn't have the same visceral effect you can get from having physics applied to the corpses. That's a trade-off for being able to use those corpses in interesting ways.
Agreed. My biggest problem with the game now is it simply has too many skills that aren't interesting. They keep adding so many skill options, but so few are actually powerful and unique. It's sort of like you can have any flavor of bland you want...

Once again, I think they should learn from Diablo 3. It would be so much better to have 40 interesting skill options than 100 poorly balanced ones.

So much of the really fun stuff in PoE only happens once you play a character for 60+ hours...that's bad game design IMO. But I'll grant you it caters to the hardcore Twitch guys...

I don't think any skill really remains all that interesting for very long, in either game. I see the same complaints about D3. People get bored. It's easier to switch builds in D3, but you're much more limited in the builds you can set up, so you're probably still going to be bored.

I think PoE's endgame just has more to do than D3, and it's constantly expanding too. It's just a more involved, deeper game that requires more of an investment than D3. I don't really see a problem with that. Different people want different things out of their games.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
10. Re: Path of Exile Patched Dec 12, 2015, 02:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 00:31:
Undocumented Alien wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 11:13:
ItBurn wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 10:58:
The single biggest thing this game needs is a physics engine. Killing is simply not fun enough. Is that a planned feature?

I agree, the combat needs a kick. The game (PoE), overall, is better than D3, except for the combat.

That is a very odd statement considering 90% of these games is combat...
Not really. For a lot of players, a pretty large part of the game is theory crafting a build or crafting items. PoE is far better at these things. The combat in PoE is good as well. It just doesn't have the same visceral effect you can get from having physics applied to the corpses. That's a trade-off for being able to use those corpses in interesting ways.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
8. Re: Path of Exile Patched Dec 11, 2015, 19:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Brumbek wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 13:31:
Gadzooks wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 12:19:
Think ill wait for the next expansion to start playing again. The game play additions in that look to add a bit of life to the game.
Agreed. The next expansion will hopefully give us actual end-game content with that daily labryinth and "prestige" type classes modifications. PoE just can't keep up with Diablo 3's awesome additions and changes. This new league gives us...some trinkets...that just isn't good enough.

ItBurn wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 10:58:
The single biggest thing this game needs is a physics engine. Killing is simply not fun enough. Is that a planned feature?
Sadly, I doubt physics will ever happen. PoE's engine just isn't built for it and their programmers just aren't technical enough for it. It would be cool to have, but right now the exact location of all enemies and corpses is static because the game uses many skills like corpse explosion. Adding physics would totally destroy their current systems...sadly.

I'll take a deeper game over more shiny bits any day. Physics are a nice to have, but not the expense of the game mechanics. They aren't going to out-shiny-bits Blizzard, so they should stay focused on what they do well.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
1. Re: Path of Exile Patched Dec 11, 2015, 09:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Their website says there's still about 6 hours to go before the update goes live.

Anyway, looking forward to this!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Angela Merkel Beats Trump for Person of the Year - TIME. Dec 11, 2015, 00:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Julio wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 18:25:
descender wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 16:32:
It would have saved a lot of lives in the past, and more in the future. Unfortunately, it's a necessary step.

WOW.

The ONLY thing Trump is helping with is identifying all of the fucking ignorant, bigoted and racist assholes like him in this country.

It's nice of you guys to step up front and center and seemingly want to be recognized for the horrible pieces of shit you are.

If it stops your terrorist attack, it's well worth it.

Uhh, no. No it isn't, if it defies the very values that this country stands for. That's some serious "destroy the village to save it" bullshit right there. Let's just do the fucking terrorists' job for them, huh?

It's kinda funny how all the tough guys out there just shit their pants at the thought of a terrorist sneaking into the country. We've got more than enough home grown nutcases shooting up various venues, and they don't seem to care to do anything about that. Hell, they still fight to make sure that people on the fucking no-fly list can still buy all the guns they want.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online on Steam
4. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Dec 10, 2015, 23:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bitterbug wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 23:26:
I was really excited to play this but lost a lot of that excitement when I did. The mech driving part felt fun, but playing with people was meh.
I only found one map fun to play on, and the others were too open. The strategy was "everyone zerg this guy, then we'll zerg that guy" and so on.
Maybe it's changed since but I wanted more out of the experience.

Along with the ridiculous prices for mechs, the almost complete lack of any tactics more complex than what Bitterbug describes is why I lost interest. Still hope that someone does a good MW game again some day.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Angela Merkel Beats Trump for Person of the Year - TIME. Dec 10, 2015, 01:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Retired wrote on Dec 9, 2015, 21:45:
Nucas wrote on Dec 9, 2015, 18:54:
Julio wrote on Dec 9, 2015, 18:31:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 9, 2015, 18:26:
Julio wrote on Dec 9, 2015, 18:25:
Personally, Trump appeals to me more and more. He's got balls, unlike pretty much any other politician in recent memory.

You are confusing balls with populism

For me, no I'm not. Trump is saying what needs to be said, regardless of the consequences. He's got brass balls. Putin doesn't come close to Trump in testicular fortitude, but wishes he did.

it's always instructive to see how easily the masses are dazzled by a willingness to discard the US constitution for initiatives that literally don't make any sense. let's piss money away on building an anti-brown-person wall and ban islam. and preferably shift the tax burden onto the lower and middle classes and cut the corporations more breaks. yes, so ballsy.

it also says everything that trump's fans seem to esteem putin, a guy currently illegally annexing another nation's sovereign territory. whose administration has literally publicly assassinated journalists and wrongfully prosecutes political dissension. apparently a complete lack of ethical boundaries is what gets the "conservative's" rocks off.

You just detailed the last 100 years of US politics.....yet you chastise another for doing so......

When I see conservatives lambasting Trump and kicking him out of the party for all his proposed violations of the Constitution, then maybe I'll believe they're not all just a bunch of hypocritical assholes who only support the Constitution when it suits them. Right now we have a lot of rather wishy-washy condemnations from a relative handful of them, and a lot of non-answers when asked about it.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
23. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 7, 2015, 16:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Owell, I'll just play JC3 until this gets resolved. I'll survive  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2015, 12:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
SlimRam wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 02:21:
Kitty Takes Down A Child WWE Style.

The fact that the child probably recently learned to walk makes this SO much BETTER! Hell, for the next 5 years this poor kid will probably be looking behind them as they walk waiting for the WWE kitty to strike! Childhood mental scarring caught on camera is just so Precious!

I was disappointed. Expected kitty to smash a folding chair over the kid's head.
 
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News Comments > Paragon is a MOBA
13. Re: Paragon is a MOBA Dec 6, 2015, 21:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 6, 2015, 19:51:
NKD wrote on Dec 6, 2015, 17:19:
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 6, 2015, 16:33:
Remember when WoW took off and then everyone and their brother wanted to make an MMO game and pretty soon the market was so flooded that they could barely make a profit?

I predict the same market saturation here.

We can already see it first hand. League of Lesbians has all the players. Even its closest competitor Dota 2 has a tiny fraction of the player base.

The problem with making a MOBA, or an MMO, is people only want to play the game that everyone else is already playing.

Do you have numbers to back that up? DOTA 2 seems pretty popular, as does HotS.

Even if those two are doing relatively well, they're only 2 amongst the 47 others trying to compete with LoL, and they've got the most name recognition.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 6, 2015, 00:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 23:26:
think his point was that an article about a cheap phone doesn't talk about how it works as a phone

But then, if you read ars regularly, you know this is how they operate... hipster reviews, not real reviews ,p

It's not being sold as "just a phone", so the review seems fair to me. I'm sure the phone part works the same as any other phone for the carrier you're using.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 5, 2015, 18:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 12:12:
This is the dumbest article I've seen on Ars ever. You know why you buy a $10 phone? TO MAKE PHONE CALLS! Obviously anyone buying this as a "smart" phone with a billion needless apps and gadgets is in for a letdown aren't they? Then again they're not paying $600 are they? My cell is just over 4 years old at this point and I don't care. I'll keep it until it dies. You know why BECAUSE I USE MY PHONE FOR PHONE CALLS AND NOTHING ELSE. Jesus!

Article makes sense to me. If you want a phone that just makes calls, then why buy a smart phone, let alone one running Android? Seems like they do give it its due as a $10 phone. Their main beef is that if you put a screen that bad on a smart phone, $10 or not, it's kind of pointless. Get rid of the crappy screen, the crappy camera, and the bloated software that does a ton of stuff you don't need, and put out a regular cell phone that works well for $5 instead. Hell, make it $10 anyway. At least it would be a better quality phone.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Deluxe Edition
5. Re: Far Cry Primal Deluxe Edition Dec 5, 2015, 01:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm thinking your animals will be your vehicles in this one. Hope the handbrake works well on that sabertooth cat!  
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News Comments > Deal with the Devil Announced
4. Re: Deal with the Devil Announced Dec 3, 2015, 22:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 10:55:
Sounds like it could have been interesting but I have zero desire to play a game with an obvious feminist/social justice agenda.

Not sure if the game will be any good, but where exactly are you getting that from?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 3, 2015, 09:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 07:34:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 20:02:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 19:27:
What about xray specs to find admins who blockade entire branches of topics against edits going against their own agenda...

Which topics are those?

All political ones ,)
Ahh, I guess I'd need to see examples of it. I've seen some abuses in the past, but I've seen a lot more unfounded claims of abuse than actual abuse.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 2, 2015, 20:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 19:27:
What about xray specs to find admins who blockade entire branches of topics against edits going against their own agenda...

Which topics are those?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Q3 Dec 2, 2015, 12:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Killer Kane wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 11:27:
I still fire up Quake 3 Arena once in a while. The "Chronic" mod and the Simpsons are still a blast. Even though Unreal Tournament seemed to get more game play than Q3 back in the day, I gravitate to Q3 these days almost exclusively

UT instagib CTF was my drug of choice back then. Kinda miss it now, but I'm sure my skills have atrophied significantly since then
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Released; No Multi-GPU Support and Other Issues
12. Re: Just Cause 3 Released; No Multi-GPU Support and Other Issues Dec 1, 2015, 14:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I can understand the frustration, but multi-gpu setups are niche within a niche, so I can easily see why support is low priority for developers too.

I picked this up already. Looking forward to it once I take a break from FO4. Maybe there'll be a patch or two by then.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 1, 2015, 10:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on Nov 30, 2015, 12:30:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 30, 2015, 12:09:
I was curious about this, and reading the article, the person in question works at Breitbart.

That does explain a lot...


From reading his tweets, he seems exactly like what I'd expect someone working for Breitbart to be like.
 
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