Karkarov's forum posts

#1 Posted by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

I find it funny you guys keep blaming EA. This was called inevitability. Warhammer Online tanked in a big way, Mythic had been working on it well before the EA acquisition. It was already over promising, over budget, and miss managed before EA touched it. The Dungeon Keeper is the only thing they have made since then and it was just plain bad. Did EA "force" them to make it? Maybe. But I am pretty sure EA didn't say "make it as shitty as you can" they wanted it to be good a lot more than you guys did I wager because their money is on the line not their nostalgia.

When companies that make things don't make any things that are very good for like a decade straight or longer they go out of business. EA is the only reason they even survived this long.

#2 Edited by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

Uh neither of your options? I started online but it got annoying just trying to figure out some hacking puzzles then BAM you are being hacked drop what you are doing and spend 10 minutes chasing some random guy around! So I turned it off. Also yeah, all the rewards are literally for online only. Just like all the digital trip rewards only help you inside the digital trips. They are just there for people who are bored and or want to mess around.

#3 Posted by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

@karkarov: Here's the thing... if you weren't an asshole, wouldn't you have the option to transfer funds to someone's account and inform the cops about the dead body and so on, rather than having the choice between being an active asshole or a passive one? Correct me if you can do this stuff, I haven't played the game.

Except you are also a vigilante supposedly wanted by the cops, and how did you know the guy was dead again? Transfer money I feel you, that said, you can leave gifts at hot spots and not stealing from someone and giving your own money are not the same thing. There are thousands of down on their luck college students, I can't fund em all.

#4 Edited by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

@nodima said:

@doctordonkey said:

@singingmenstrual: Yeah, I wasn't saying it's ridiculous / unrealistic that he can hack anything, I was just saying how funny it looks when he's running around staring at a smart phone while gunning fools down. Thread seems to have gone off the rails.

It's also hilarious to me that, when buying a beer or coffee or soda at the many fast food/bar/restaurants in town, Aiden has his phone out and takes a look at it before and after he takes his swig. He comes off like the biggest asshole at every turn in this game but it's starting to grow on me just how unlikable he is. He may secretly be one of the great conundrums of our time. I love stealing $240 from a dude who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and another $560 from a tenured professor and avid chess player on my way to beating a man down with a stick for stealing $36 from a woman's purse.

See I think people don't give this game credit where it is due. Yes you can do that. You can also look and see the person whose bank account you are about to hack is a full time college student working as a part time janitor and go.... "you know I think they need their money more than me" and just not hack them. There was one privacy invasion event I did where the event was basically some guy calling to check on his dad and make sure he was okay cause his dad wasn't returning his calls. Pan the Camera. His dad is laying there dead, likely from a heart attack. I have done scans of people who cant even be hacked but I look and it is .... "former narcotics detective" who is now unemployed making no money talking to a waiter who is "a suspected drug dealer" who strangely makes 110k a year.

If you stop and actually "think" about it this game does some really interesting stuff that can immerse you in the world and make you think about what your doing as the player. Or you can just breeze through and treat it like call of duty, you will be missing 90% of the point, but it is still a fun game that way. The story of the game isn't just about Aiden, but you have to invest yourself in the games world to see it.

#5 Posted by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

Is Dragon Age II a good game? Yes. Is it a "great" game? No. I am sorry but the story is very par, it is not that great. The characters are either god awful bad or they are Varrick, Aveline, and Aveline's boyfriend. The repeated maps and textures didn't help. But yes it is a good game despite all that. The third one needs to be noticeably better though.

#6 Edited by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

@pyrodactyl said:

@karkarov said:

It sucks anyway. One of two things happens. The host is in some huge open area with no where to really hide and there is tons of cameras for him to use and the hacker has no chance. Or he is in some out of the way remote shipping yard with 50 billion boxes, crates, lifts, air ducts, multiple roofs, etc etc, and not a camera in sight so the host has almost no chance in hell of finding the hacker.

Seriously in every hack I have been involved in, either side, it was either an easy win for the host and hacker was found within 20-30%, or the hacker was never found at all. It got so annoying I did what jeff did and just turned it off, it isn't like any of the perks are even useful in the actual game to begin with.

As the hacker you have a wide radius to set up the hack even a few blocks away from the target. I think the system is pretty balanced.

Like I said, not really. It is all based on where the host is. If the host is "within a few blocks" of a run down ship yard, back alley maze, rocky forest area, etc etc then the hacker is basically going to win unless they are really really dumb. If the host is in the middle of downtown and there is literally nothing around but high rise buildings and a plaza.... the host is going to win. The hacker has no where to really hide and the host probably has like 3-5 cameras to find the hacker easily.

In fact the system HEAVILY favors the hacker because there is almost always somewhere to hide a camera cant see and if you don't like hop a specific air duct and turn left the host will never see you directly.

#7 Edited by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

It sucks anyway. One of two things happens. The host is in some huge open area with no where to really hide and there is tons of cameras for him to use and the hacker has no chance. Or he is in some out of the way remote shipping yard with 50 billion boxes, crates, lifts, air ducts, multiple roofs, etc etc, and not a camera in sight so the host has almost no chance in hell of finding the hacker.

Seriously in every hack I have been involved in, either side, it was either an easy win for the host and hacker was found within 20-30%, or the hacker was never found at all. It got so annoying I did what jeff did and just turned it off, it isn't like any of the perks are even useful in the actual game to begin with.

#8 Posted by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

I have done plenty of let's plays and I will be honest. Having a partner (preferably a good friend) helps immensely. Without one be ready to always have some crazy thing to say, thoughts about everything, narrate what you are clearly doing on screen, and or pull some crazy video edits for humors sake to keep viewers chugging along.

#9 Posted by Karkarov (3230 posts) -
@zlimness said:

More dumb PR-stuff. Jeff was not a fan.

Hmm Jeff has the same kind of leatherman I do. We also open boxes the same way.... Also yes, that is gross.

#10 Edited by Karkarov (3230 posts) -

I was playing it last night at midnight and the game is great. If you like open world games you will like watch dogs, if you don't like open world games you wont like watch dogs. I just gave you all the review you needed.