AngriGhandi's forum posts

#1 Edited by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

Geez, I guess I had assumed the dailies and weeklies would just show up as one of the "core" missions if you didn't have the DLC-- that's the way it is with the Vanguard vendors and "regular" vs "expansion" item sets they're selling, right? I certainly hope so!

I mean, taking away a feature you already had access to and then making you pay them more money to get it back is pretty close to the line as far as "a bad deal" vs "something that should actually be illegal" goes.

The one thing that mitigates this a little is the fact that the dailies/weeklies won't be expansion content every time... but that doesn't eliminate the issue. In fact, it'll just keep getting worse over time!

I wonder if Bungie have plans to make expansion content available to everyone after some particular length of time has passed. That's the way it worked with most of the Halo games' DLC, and it'd be even more important in this case, to avoid reaching the point where people get so far behind they feel like they can't even play the game anymore.

Get better, Destiny! This shit ain't gonna fly for ten years.

#2 Posted by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

I was F5-ing twitter like madman; I managed to get one in my cart within probably 15 seconds of the link becoming available-- but I still had to refresh the various cart/checkout/confirmation screens for about 20 minutes trying to get it to go through.

I was starting to worry it wasn't going to work... but it finally did!

I'm feeling pretty happy about it.

#3 Posted by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

It's also probably worth mentioning that pre-orders for the limited edition PS4 are apparently going to be opened up sometime during this keynote.

And those are going to sell out in approximately two seconds, so if you want one you should probably be watching! Just don't take mine.

#4 Posted by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

Oh mannnnn, it's happennnnnning~

That was an almost perfect 50/50 balancing act between "things that looked awesome" and "things that made me nervous."

Awesome: That look on John Boyega's face; weird tiny roller-droid; classic X-Wing cockpit shot; girl on ridiculous gigantic speeder bike

I dunno, man: Shaky-cam stormtroopers; CGI-roller-coaster-lookin' Millennium Falcon; "Trying too hard" tri-saber thing

So I suppose I'm worried and excited, though slightly more excited than worried, which I think is perfectly reasonable, all things considered.

#5 Posted by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

The problem I see in this addition is that in every game with ADS, using ADS is the only way to effectively hit anything.

Which means that the feel of Halo combat - with the "fluidly jumping/shooting/grenading/meleeing while strafing and juking around a bunch to avoid getting hit" will be fundamentally broken, because you can't do that dynamic combat stuff if you have to zoom in and hold your gun up to your face to hit anything.

...It'll be just like every other game now.


#6 Edited by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

Unexpected awesome news! My favorite kind! I was already interested to go back but feeling kind of like a chump about it - now I'm unapologetically pumped.

Hopefully, they'll go all the way with it and put some First-Person-only servers in multiplayer. Just let this whole thing go full-on Altis Life. Why not.


#7 Edited by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

Boy, piggybacking on mass murders to drum up press for a dumb twin stick shooter video game sure seems like some desperate, embarrassing shit!


#8 Posted by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

You know, even just a year ago, the idea that people would be acting like this over video games would have seemed like a sick, hyperbolic joke.

Of course, it's not really about video games, is it?

The thing that gives me comfort throughout this ongoing madness is the knowledge that, if insane and horrible people are starting to push back this hard and this desperately against perceived changes in our society, then it proves those changes are both starting to happen, and are indeed a good thing!

After all, any cause that sends a person like this guy into a homicidal rage must be doing something right.

Of course, one can absolutely object to and criticize a lot of the tone used to talk about and describe these changes; but in effect - and in terms of our principles as a people - they are intrinsically a Very Good Thing.

It can't be stopped, these changes! Clearly. And that's why people like this dude are panicking and crying and freaking out.

#9 Edited by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

It seems like things have already begun to cool down since the end of summer - at least as far as this site is concerned - but I'm glad we'll have some clear, firm rules in place the next time something controversial flares up. You mods do good, necessary, and mostly thankless work-- hopefully this makes it easier!

On a different note, I think an important thing to always remember when communicating on message boards/comment sections/etc. is that you can't assume the person on the other end will read the things being posted in the "correct tone." If it's at all possible for your joke comment to be read literally, it almost definitely will!

I suppose this is the value of smileys and emoji and whatever-- I just hope at some point we'll find a system for communicating tone online that actually has some dignity.


#10 Edited by AngriGhandi (792 posts) -

On an Xbox controller, it's middle finger on the right, but index on the left because the left stick is positioned higher and it's the only way to get good leverage. On PS4 it's middle finger on both sides.

Then on the PS3 controller it's me throwing it across the room and giving it the middle finger because eff that damn thing