I'm currently playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and am becoming annoyed at all the flowers shimmering at me that I will never pickup because they'd just fill my inventory, since creating potions doesn't give XP towards creating better potions. The combat's fun though!
@xanadu: I don't see how it is that accurate here? TC didn't really say anything wrong, it's just as random as you can possibly get that makes it kinda weird.
I feel that it's perfectly applicable. I came into the thread, curious what it was really about. Then at the mention of season 4 of My Little Pony I did a 180 and walked right the hell back out. Or I would have, if I wasn't so damn curious to see the replies. Wasn't disappointed either, perfect Gif placement.
Streaming: I don't understand why they implemented it, I don't know much about costs on this but I assume such a service is expensive and I have trouble believing this cost isn't going to show up somewhere else, and frankly if you are going to do such a service you have to do it well because the alternatives out there are pretty successful.
They implemented it to replace the 2 network cables I had running to my livingroom as HDMI extenders and the 3rd cable as a USB extender. Thanks Steam. :)
Pay to mod: More recently, the Reddit debacle about making steam a platform for paying for video games mods. I'm personally completely unconvinced that such a thing will make modding better and its one of those moments were I am proud to be part of the video game community(which has successfully fought this off).
It was implemented half-assed and Valve quickly turned it off and is offering a full refund to anyone that paid. A Donate button is supposedly getting implemented in its place, I don't use mods so I don't know if it's there yet or not, but it shows that Valve listens to its customers and is capable of nimbly changing course.
Greenlight: Green light is one of those things where Steam providing it might genuinely add value as you can play the games before release, which is a feature Kickstarter places can't pull off. However this is quite a new business model, and there's perhaps some decision making that Valve won't be able to handle.
So yeah, just general question, what do you guys think of Steam? Do you like the direction its going in? Do you want it to do more or less? I think Censorship is also relevant(do you think they should be censoring what games should go into their platform). Is it trying to do too many things at once?(probably related to that weird Hayekian corporate structure).
Correction: by censorship I meant, do you think they should be controlling what games go on their platform.
Greenlight's a neat idea, but there isn't much opportunity for it to become better than what it already is. What it does right now is attempt to ask the community if there's a market for what developers are proposing. But I just click No on everything because I'm a dick.