EXTomar's forum posts

#1 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

I come from Dota 2 as well and I think the tactic HotS is focusing is a great one: Getting hero levels and kills is helpful but spending effort on goals to boost the team's creeps instead wins the match. But the problem is I have no idea how long term this will work out or even if it is entertaining at high levels of play.

I feel the same as others wondering how long game could run like this because of its "low bar of entry" but I would love to see some sort of one off mode like this (call it "Creep Siege Mode" or something) in Dota 2.

#2 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

It is simply a matter of not seeing the same thing over and over and over again. It is the same complaint about the "bald space marine" or "brown military shooters" where I would like to look at something different.

#3 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

The real issue is that Microsoft should have never ever gone with Microsoft Points to begin with. Imagine how "successful" Amazon would have been if you had to buy Amazon Points then buy the item? It would drive people crazy trying to manage a wallet of funny money.

#4 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

I'm all for R&D and tech and letting companies go wild with this stuff but there are practical, consumer considerations to make for devices like this. Forget the comparison to Kinect where instead I see this as the same "gee-wiz" as Google Glass.

#5 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

@jadegl said:

I think that some of you may want to read the story about the photo directly from Sophia Loren. So I'm not entirely sure what the point of posting the picture was, and what it was trying to prove, but her own story is that she was afraid that Jane Mansfield was going to pop out of her dress. She wasn't wrong for fearing that based on pictures of that night.

That reminds me of a video that went around produced by a guy trying to show women gawking at men and their pants especially if they can see large it is. What the makers failed to realize is that it was so poorly and ridiculously setup that many women posted they would look and stare at it too because it was obviously fake leading them to find it absurd, funny, or just weird instead of being turned on.

Men and women like to look at things that stimulate them. What many forget is that there are other "stimulation" besides "I'm excited" that get people to stop what they are doing and look.

#6 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

What is this "darkness" you ask about? I'm not sure this question makes any more sense than asking "Do you like Doctor Tracksuit's clothing?"

#7 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

@colourful_hippie said:

Like other people have said, streaming from a PC to an Xbox would be way better but the big announcement that I'm seeing here is the free upgrade to Windows 10 for not only 8.1 users but also 7.

I'm glad someone mentioned this because just like with the XBox One announcement, Microsoft again mixes their message leaving controversy and people confused. There are a number of people who watched the announcement thought that Windows 10 is "free with subscription" because of their mixing up costs and their subscription schemes. They really do a poor job explaining their model due to presentations goofs like this.

#8 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -
@nightriff said:

@extomar said:

It would be more useful to do the reverse: Stream a game running from Windows 10 to XBox One.

This makes more sense to me. I can't think of a situation where I would ever do the reverse....I probably would never do this anyway in the first place. Is this the new second screen experience the industry tried to claim people cared about?

I found it useful to use the "Steam Streaming" mechanism instead of Twitch or trying to use something like a laptop + hdmi to run Dota 2 on my more powerful machine to display on my Linux PVR under my big living room TV during The International. I'm not entirely sure I'd play a game that way but for a "sit back and relax" experience that was the way to go.

#9 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

It would be more useful to do the reverse: Stream a game running from Windows 10 to XBox One.

#10 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

@sergio said:

@extomar said:

Again and again, it isn't a question if the female characters are too cute or sexy but that all too often in a game all of the characters are too cute and too sexy. The real issue is really about variety where we don't need ugly but a better range including "just plain". Fixating on the big muscles and big chests in a game like Gears of War misses the point that it has the same problem too.

And then there is this:

http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/05-the-death-of-snkrs/falseequivalence/

The problem with that comic is that it's just that person's (and maybe some other people's) opinion on what they find attractive.

There are women who find a muscular superhero attractive. There are women who would probably go for a bishounen-looking type of superhero. The same holds true for what men find attractive in women. What artists tend to go for is the idealized look that they find attractive or cool looking. It just so happens that in many of those cases, those designs appeal to most of their audience.

I think superheroes are a bad example though. While there are cerebral types of superheroes, the majority of them are physical, which lends itself to muscular and fit looking characters. My power fantasy isn't a muscular Batman, it would be a geekier Batman.

Well that is the point of irony isn't it? :) Blanket statements about one gender wanting something is still a blanket statement. I just find it a funny comic about the fallacy of that style of argument when people scream "women want men like that too!!"