SamStrife's forum posts

#1 Edited by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

@narujoe93: You are being such a stereotypical blind defender you're making yourself look bad. Dude, it's fair to level criticisms against something you love. That's what the OP's doing because he hopes it will help make things better.

Do you really think accepting no criticisms, being harsh to the OP and saying people on the internet talk worse is really helping the site?

#2 Edited by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

At this point Giantbomb has two types of fans. Those who believe the site is at an all time low and needs reinvigorating and those who will defend the site until their last breath.

As many of these threads as there are, I feel it's just as sucky that people come into these threads with no input, they just spit venom at the OP. All these people who just said "bye", I bet you're patting yourselves on the back right now, you sure burnt him, eh?

All these threads are popping up for no reason at all, aren't they? All these people are missing the point, aren't they? All these paying subscribers cancelling their subscriptions is a good thing, we're weeding out the bad community members, right?

Truth be told, the site IS in a funk and if you think otherwise (you'd have to be ignoring Jeff and co. acknowledging the fact for one) then you're just as much a part of the problem. As paying subscribers and fans, it's important we vent our frustrations because if nothing changes and the people paying do leave, then there will be no site. This isn't some billionaire boy's club where money isn't an object, we are keeping the crew in jobs, whether you care to admit that fact or not.

I really do hope the crew pick themselves up soon. I've cancelled my subscription but hope dearly that they produce great enough content that come July (when my time is up) I've already resigned up for the site. If the past few months are any indication though, the few moments of brilliance don't make up for the hours of mundane content.

#3 Posted by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

@samstrife: Frankly this version already has 3 major typos (including a gender pronoun swap like the one you described) in 50 pages. I'm willing to put up with a few grammatical inconsistencies. Thanks!

Hey no problem man! Hope you enjoy. It's really sad to hear the official translations are so poorly done though :(

@samstrife: The link on your Google doc doesn't have Blood of Elves or The Last Wish it seems. I saw a post by a moderator that says that the links have been removed because the official versions are out. I tried to google search them down but couldn't find anything. Do you have the links for them?

Sorry dude but I cannot in good conscience link you to pirated books on these forums. Besides, the official translations of the first 2 books are pretty alight (you'll get by with them anyway).

#4 Edited by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

Oh hello, I happened to make a Google Doc just for this reason...to spread The Witcher love <3

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1syJqzIFCgI6OW_HN5C3vhk1IuBDKSBKvFOC_kjlQ2Nc/edit#

If you ask me, the fan translations are FAR superior to the official ones (I personally cannot believe how awful that official translation excerpt you posted was.) Sure, in the fan ones, there's a couple of grammatical hiccups here and there (one that sticks out in my mind is accidentally referring to a character as he when it meant she ((even then that was one occasion))) but you get over them pretty easily and the fan translations do a far better job of capturing the original emotions and themes.

Enjoy duder, they're really damn good books.

EDIT: Sorry for being so late to the party, I didn't realise @alexw00d had pestered me until it was too late.

EDIT2: I should also talk about the way you can read the books. All of them have a Google doc you could sit through but SCREW THAT. If you have a Kindle you can download the .mobi files and transfer them straight over or if you have a different type of ebook reader you can put the .epub files on that. I personally put all the epubs onto my Android tablet and read them all with cool reader. Was a great experience.

#5 Edited by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

Oh shit, that's quite a considerable difference between the two versions! Even when you consider that the Vita version has been blown up on a TV to 1080p, it's still pretty extreme.

That being said, I'd rather sacrifice all the graphics in the world for the ability to play it on my Vita, so it's still a no brainer as to which version to get.

#6 Edited by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

I hope the Vita version looks and runs nice. That version (for me personally) is the one I want to play the most, just hope it doesn't suffer technically.

#9 Edited by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

@khann said:

IE11 is not IE8, guys.

This. It's tiring to see that a legitimate bug is being reported and all people can do is make smart comments about a browser they're too insular to realise is actually the fastest out there right now.

ON TOPIC: This has happened with me on Chrome before. From what I can tell, for some reason the there's always a "space" already entered in the reply box by default. This makes the page think you're writing something, thus prompting the message.

One day this randomly stopped happening to me so I can't tell you what steps I took to rectify it. I would check to see if this is what's causing it for you, just so you're certain.

#10 Posted by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

So they want the longer, more difficult way to find apps? Instead of just tapping the windows key and typing in 2 letters of the program you want and hitting enter? Is it just people resistant to change?

Yup. People think they're so cool hating on Windows 8 still that they're missing out on the slickest way to search for stuff on your PC yet.