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#1 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

I....don't understand the point of this thread. Why does this thread exist?

You linked a thread of people that are calling bullshit on a company because they were able to datamine and find out that the company gimped the game for a particular platform, and that because of that gimping, it led to massive performance issues for the users of that platform? Meanwhile, by unlocking all of those settings, they have in turn made the game more functional and optimized than the shipped product.

Beyond that, it's a thread full of people defending this woman, saying that she is just a PR person and not the end-all be-all, that this isn't an official Ubisoft statement, etc. There are a couple of people in there that say it's just a PR stunt, but I've yet to see death threats, personal info being given out, DDoS threats, and the other crazy shit that the internet produces. Therefore, it all seems to be just...the internet.

#2 Edited by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

It all comes down to map awareness in the end. The camera view is very secondary eventually. You'll literally be looking at the mini-map more than you will look at the actual screen, simply because you'll be used to the lanes and know how to move around in them.

Once you put enough time into it and have familiarity, it will all be very natural and you won't even think about how zoomed in things are.

Beyond that, there are also a ton of other MOBA options out there that have different camera views. People mentioned Smite and Awesomenauts. Those are both pretty damn great for someone just getting into MOBAs. The communities aren't NEARLY as toxic either, so there's that as well.

However, if you want to play League or DOTA, you just have to put the time into it. Personally, I would recommend League over DOTA as a starting place, namely because DOTA is MUCH more in-depth (and personally inferior because of it...activating flame shield NOW). The mechanics are generally easier and it eventually comes down to a skill match-up rather than a champion match-up.

#3 Edited by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

Until they remaster/HD remake Vagrant Story, I couldn't care less. However, if they did that, I would pay $60 or MORE for it.

#4 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

It's Avalanche, makers of Just Cause 2. Let them take whatever time they want. I have a feeling that their end product is going to be incredible, especially after reading that interview that Patrick had with the guy from Wolfenstein. It seems like Bethesda learned from their past lessons with Damnation, Wet, and Rogue Warrior that time and a clear vision makes a quality game.

Bethesda had nothing to do with Damnation

That was Codemasters. I forgot about that. My bad.

#5 Edited by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

@amyggen said:

@jakob187: Let's hope so at least. I have faith in the developer.

If there were ANY property where a developer needed to be bat-shit crazy with over-the-top and outlandish ideas, I'm pretty sure it's a property that includes Bartertown and the Thunderdome.

They could also be positioning it to come out closer to the new movie.

#6 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

5 months of Air Jordans in 2012 retailed for $21,000.00 (this continues for the rest of your life)

3 years of @Kidavenger's gas was estimated at $18,000.00

Air Jordans have been going strong for decades now and show no slowing; the gas deal ends at 3 years; 5 months of the Air Jordans (even below retail) = @kidavenger's estimated gas budget of 3 years.

75% of poll participants are making the wrong decision if answered economically

$18,000 for three years of gas that someone uses? That's outrageous!!!

Seriously, the math just does NOT work out on that AT ALL!

Say we look at my local pricing and do not take inflation into account, solely because I cannot personally predict what the inflation over the next three years will be.

I'll use myself as an example since I have hard numbers on my gas usage. I use seven gallons of gas each week commuting to work and back home. This includes at least a thirty mile trip once a week to visit with my family and two extra trips each week to the local game shop for Heroclix/Friday Night Magic. Conveniently, the local game shop is right next to my workplace, which is about ten miles from my home. Our local gas prices, at their lowest (which is down the street from my workplace at Stripes) is $3.32 per gallon.

Now, we have to do some math, but there are parameters to this. First, I have to take into account that I never end up buying more than seven gallons of gas unless I plan on taking a trip, which I will do at least once a year (and usually it is at least a 300 mile trip considering the drive to my location, the driving while at my location, and the driving back). In turn, we will add in 300 additional miles worth of gas into the math at some point. My car, a 2009 Mitsubish Lancer DE, gets an average of 25 miles per gallon (between city and highway miles) on an 15.3 gallon gas tank.

Let's do some math:

$3.32 per gallon * 7 gallons used per week = $23.24 per week spent on gas

$23.24 * 156 weeks in the year = $3,625.44 spent in three years for gas to cover my yearly usage

300 miles extra / 25 miles per gallon = 12 gallons of gas

$3.32 per gallon * 12 gallons of gas for vacation trip = $39.84

$3,625.44 + $39.84 = $3,665.28 spent in three years for gas to cover my yearly usage INCLUDING a 300 mile trip

Therefore, I'm curious where the $18,000 figure it coming from. Yes, my math on this was fairly crude (decimals were never a strong suit for me), but I don't see anything there that doesn't check out. Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe I'm not. If I am, someone let me know. Nonetheless, even if I put this at $4,000 to make it even and have some "just in case" gas fundage, it's STILL nowhere close to that.

Otherwise, I'll take the Jordans. Economically, it works out better from what my math is telling me. I can literally sell one pair of Jordans for $150? That's a month's worth of gas. In essence, I would at least be saving on my already low gas bill or even using that money to put into a rainy day fund, retirement, etc.

The Jordans are the ONLY choice in this whole thing IMO if you are going to be economically smart about it.

#7 Edited by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

Now we just need Drew to host to complete the circle.

I think Drew would be Robin Tunney

#8 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

1. That MGS reply chain has me in stitches over here, guyz. STAHP!

2. Looks like something I want to spend money on.

3. WAAAAAAAAY more interested in that Dangerous Men thing. When you say "studio in Japan wants to make a game paying homage to '80s buddy cop movies with tons of explosions and the artwork is a skull with a Cyclops visor and a stick of TNT as a cigarette in its mouth," that's something that is VASTLY more interesting to me.

#9 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

It's Avalanche, makers of Just Cause 2. Let them take whatever time they want. I have a feeling that their end product is going to be incredible, especially after reading that interview that Patrick had with the guy from Wolfenstein. It seems like Bethesda learned from their past lessons with Damnation, Wet, and Rogue Warrior that time and a clear vision makes a quality game.

#10 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

Good interview. I still need to play this damn thing.