sear's forum posts

#3 Edited by sear (371 posts) -
@murdoc_ said:

She was never a developer, she never "made" a video game. Just to get the facts right, she's a business women, not a developer.

@turboman said:

She completely disappeared from public eye since the first Assassin's Creed it feels like. Hopefully she makes something cool post-Ubisoft.

Depends on the developer (and its size). Technically I'm a producer with a game developer but I also do design, QA, support, graphic design and web content work (probably far more than any actual production). You'll find that job titles at developers rarely fully encompass the extent of people's contributions.

Likewise, even a "dedicated" producer on a project has a lot of creative control through influencing other people on the team that do have more authority, making suggestions and improvements for titles, getting involved in business and management decisions, relaying feedback between departments and individuals, and so on.

Ubisoft is a big company, and therefore often individuals "in the trenches" have less control than at smaller studios... but on the other hand, I expect a high-level producer there has a lot of control over the outcome of a project.

#4 Edited by sear (371 posts) -

The game has been lauded for being a worthy sequel, albeit not without intense scrutiny for switching to a free-to-play model.

Yeah, I'm sure of those 25 million downloads, most people are really up in arms about their exploitative microtransaction scheme. Really.

Come on, we know it sucks, but it's not like this sort of thing is new anymore. Games are shit, free to play is going to ruin existing mechanics and systems by locking them behind paywalls and making "insert credit card" a mini-game in and of itself, news at eleven.

#5 Edited by sear (371 posts) -

@rorie said:

The engineers are working on a ground-up rewrite of the video player at the moment. It's going to roll out to the new GS first and then hopefully hit GB sometime soon after that.

That's great to hear. I didn't mean to be vitriolic or anything, it's just a bit annoying to see that the problems have lasted for quite some time, and "unfortunately" I've been resorting to using YouTube for all the site's videos because of these issues, which is something I'd rather not do if I can avoid it. I admit there being some sour grapes about this happening immediately after the CBS reunion, with the old player working perfectly and the new one being fraught with major issues - not exactly confidence-inspiring.

Thanks for the hard work, it's appreciated and I know that oftentimes it's not something that end users can see or get a sense of going on.

#6 Edited by sear (371 posts) -
  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Browser: Firefox
  • Memory: 12 GB
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 920
  • Video Card: GeForce GTX 470
  • Player: Flash
  • Problem: Video constantly stutters and hitches, quality of playback drops, often replays the same few seconds of footage again, video stream freezes while audio continues, etc.

Can someone please explain why these video playback bugs on a critical video-focused web site have not been fixed in over a year?

#7 Edited by sear (371 posts) -

Constant video stuttering, check.

Cannot navigate to a precise position on the videos or the podcasts, check.

Low video quality despite my decently fast connection and very fast gaming rig, check.

Video often forgets its saved position, check.

Video will freeze/pause midway and requires reloading the page, check.

Yep, I'm watching all my videos on YouTube from now on. I don't want to, but these problems have been going for months and have been reported many times before this thread was made, and they are only getting worse every time I visit the site.

#8 Edited by sear (371 posts) -

I'm finding it very common for video to either freeze up for a few seconds or jump back in time a moment or two and replay what I just saw. Didn't happen a few weeks ago.

#9 Posted by sear (371 posts) -

Happening with almost every video I try to watch, just get a blank grey screen and I have to refresh the page.

#10 Posted by sear (371 posts) -

"Grey screen" problem here as well. Using Comodo Dragon (Chrome derivative).