Dryker's forum posts

#1 Edited by Dryker (569 posts) -

I'm in the "this is good" camp. Being overrun by garbage mods is a concern, but hopefully reviews and top-seller lists will help with that. A 24-hour return policy doesn't seem long enough, though; some mod issues take a while to surface.

I'm curious to see how many choose the "choose your price" model. As someone who firmly believes in supporting creators (I still buy CDs, even though Xbox Music gives me access to most music), the "choose your price" option has always appealed to me. I'm also curious to see how many modders just choose "free" to maximize their exposure.

I wonder what Valve's cut is.

Edit: If the creators only get 25%, this is bullshit. I understand that a lot of time and money goes into making the system that showcases mods and allows you to pay for them, but I'm sure that'll get recovered pretty quickly. I know it's the way things are everywhere, but it's still bullshit. Publishers get too big a cut from authors. Labels get too big a cut from musicians. Employers get too big a cut from employees who do the ACTUAL work that brings the business. Sales get too big a cut for just convincing people to buy things. None of these people would exist if not for the person actually creating or doing the work that's being sold, and yet the creator and worker get the smallest share. Everywhere. Anyways, sorry for the rant. This shit's everywhere, and it still pisses me off.

#2 Posted by Dryker (569 posts) -

It was a tough call between Bloodborne and Axiom Verge. Axiom Verge makes me giddy like no game has for a very long time, but Bloodborne is just a greater accomplishment (regardless of resources and team size). Enjoying the hell out of Ori as well. Great year so far, and Witcher isn't even out yet!

#3 Posted by Dryker (569 posts) -

@redyoshi: Well, let's see...okay, it is, but for some reason you can't purchase it from the Spring Fever icon for the game. I had to "search" it, and then I could purchase it. Plus, the discount gets applied as soon as you put it in your cart.

#4 Posted by Dryker (569 posts) -

What time today is Axiom Verge available? Or am I just missing something?

#5 Edited by Dryker (569 posts) -

Haven't seen this info here. Weapons' stats scale. A scale that makes no intuitive sense. I quote Judgement100 from Gamefaqs:

It means that the attack power of the weapon gets a bonus based on your stats.

It goes, in order from least amount of bonus to most:

-/E/D/C/B/A/S.

So, for instance, you have a sword with 40 attack power and an S bonus in STR.

That sword's attack power will be 40 + (whatever your STR stat is) * (some modifier, probably a pretty high one if it's an S bonus

#6 Posted by Dryker (569 posts) -

I'm really hoping this one's great. It needs to be. Well, at least to convince this guy, who hasn't bought a Nintendo system since the N64, to finally pony up. So they can take all the time they need. I miss Nintendo...

Is that a weird thing to say?

#7 Posted by Dryker (569 posts) -

I feel like an ass. It wasn't my intention to put DigitalCybercherries on blast, and I apologize if the original title of this thread deterred anyone from getting New Retro Arcade. It looks amazing.

I guess I'd best be more specific when titling forum threads.

#8 Posted by Dryker (569 posts) -

Thanks, everyone, for the advice. I'll try some of the suggestions, but my computer seems to be running fine, other than that odd experience trying to get at New Retro Arcade. Hopefully it's isolated to just me.

The latest topic of this thread doesn't really make sense (or is too vague to be useful), but whatever. I don't really care. I was just trying to prevent anyone from running into the same problem. I can download lots of things from other sites without having this problem, so, at least for me, it seems to be specific to New Retro Arcade. But what do I know?

#9 Posted by Dryker (569 posts) -

@andrew2696: I don't have an email program on my desk top. I use my phone and iPad for that.

#10 Posted by Dryker (569 posts) -

Installed Avast. Scanned. Nothing found. Thanks for the help, though.