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@hughj said:

Regarding the bethesda bottlecap tax: Having money sinks in multiplayer games with a player economy is a completely normal and necessary thing -- you need to be subtracting currency from circulation (taxes on trading, upkeep/degradation on items, etc) at the same rate you're adding it (via quests, loot, etc), otherwise you end up with runaway inflation.

Inflation is a problem because it results in prices being arbitrarily high, and if you happen to be a new player you're basically priced out of most of the player economy.

Oh, interesting. I didn't really put together the part of money entering through quests and selling items being offset by siphoning it out with that tax. Thanks for the very clear summary and for putting it out there without getting very angry at my ignorance.

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Maybe Vinny was talking about the Spielberg movie Duel?

I think you're right!

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@vinny well shit i'll go face the corner now.

edit: for the record i'm loving the video so far. gb pvp feeds my spirit. great to see mike!

No. Now you must FACE ME! Glad you're enjoying it! Seemed like a fun one.

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I googled "play red alert 2 modern pc" and the very first result led me to cncnet.org. smh gb lol.

I believe this is what they used for the networking. There were computer specific issues in getting it running, connected, and cloning the monitors for capture.

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I don't know if it's a mic thing or something is making noise in the room Abby is in but there's kind of a 'whooshing' noise whenever she talks that you don't hear when the other talk. 48:13 and during that entire VR game section when the others are quiet is when it's very audible.

She's in the control with A LOT of fan noise.

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@alistercat: I'm not really hearing it but I see a couple of people have mentioned it. What version are you watching? Is the audio actually distorting and breaking up or just sounds different? Thanks for the help.

It sounds the same on all quality versions. It was only noticeable on the intro and your voices (not gameplay). Just listened to last weeks and it isn't present. I don't have the vocabulary to describe it but the bass is a little crackly and your voices sound flatter and louder. It's not quite as bad but similar to that one episode in the first game where the audio was bad.

Thanks for the feedback. It's probably the compressor I put on to raise up the gameplay since it was a bit lower in the mix this episode. As long as it's not actually clipping and distorting is my main concern. Thanks again.

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@alistercat: I'm not really hearing it but I see a couple of people have mentioned it. What version are you watching? Is the audio actually distorting and breaking up or just sounds different? Thanks for the help.

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Ubisoft was pretty clear about what you get. You get new content 7 days early, the game a few days early, and a bunch of cosmetic junk. They've stated this in the past.

I don't agree. As someone who has had to answer "well, what does that actually mean?" to people I can say this, particularly, is not very clear:

"A VIP status during Year 1, including additional assignments, rewards and discounts"

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I'm 50 minutes in and Vinny is not using armor packs for some reason?

yeah, I think we all didn't realize how often they'll restock and horde them until closer to the end when we start using them more.

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@burncoat said:

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Vinny, I'm begging you, please get a bullet list or watch a video to refresh your memory a bit because you're killing me with telling Alex wrong info all the time.

If you're still alive and not dead, I'm pretty sure this is the one where I read off Christina Norman's (the lead gameplay designer) blog post about it.

You can find it here: http://blog.bioware.com/2010/01/06/enemy-defenses-in-mass-effect-2/

If indeed you are dead due to what I told Alex, I'm sorry. I will start a petition to have what currently remains of Bioware at EA retroactively change the rules of engagement to more fit your memory, in your honor of course. With Anthem and and the state of things, I'm not sure if this will happen quickly or before more episodes go up, so don't haunt me with your wrathful spirit. Thanks!