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#1 ZombiePie  Staff

Getting a Switch has made this a lot more common for me.

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#2 ZombiePie  Staff

How do you know most ppl are paying the regular rate atm?

First, a portion of Game Pass Users are on PC and an Xbox Gold ratio that allows console owners to save some money is irrelevant to them. Additionally, there are 18 million Game Pass users but over 100 million Xbox Gold users. It is safe to assume that a large portion of Xbox Gold users are not even aware of the "discount" you are suggesting. And yes, it is worth mentioning Gold is available in more countries than Game Pass.

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I have no idea what you are implying when you say "full price?" Do you mean would I pay for Game Pass after the discounted first month? If so, I already am and so are most of the people on Game Pass.

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@xrayzwei said:

At the end of the day I just want something to show for my money. Why does everyone act like that is so villainous?

There's nothing villainous about the sentiment, but to frame digital media as a better alternative to physical media just raises a lot of eyebrows. You don't own NFT artwork no more than you own Steam games. If the server for whatever platform that hosts the art goes out; what you have bought is gone, and there's something to be said about the lifespan of physical storage solutions whether it be a HDD or an SSD. Those storage media die. All mediums of art die. The idea that NFTs solve this inherent problem are largely false, and you have to consider the terms and services you blow through when you adopt a digital platform to host your media. Plus, when you do die, who inherits your digital media? Even with something as simple as a Steam account, the answer is a lot more complicated than you'd expect.

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@roborobb said:

No thoughts on Outriders here?

I kind of feel the same way the Giant Bomb staff does about the game: it's fine.

The game has a firm release date and is trying to occupy an incredibly crowded field. I can see myself sinking in forty hours into the game, but nothing about it feels "compelling" to justify that time commitment. And given what SE are allowing to be done with the EXP grind in Marvel's Avengers, I am going to wait and see what is done with the game's long-term plan before I hedge my bets.

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Austin Walker wrote a pretty great Tweet thread about how NFTs in particular pose a massive issue to artists. Yes, the creators and promoters of NFTs say the program will help empower content creators, but already people are seeing their comments and artworks pulled into this platform, against their consent, and turned into a commodity they do not have access to:

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@zombiepie said:
@scorchedair said:

@zombiepie: I've played a lot of 2 and am very curious how they will balance the next one.

I did enjoy reading this, thanks!

The balance for Warhammer III is going to be interesting to see. I wouldn't call Warhammer II a balanced game as it is, but outside of Beastmen or Warriors of Chaos, I wouldn't call any faction objectively awful. They all have their own distinct play-styles, and depending on who you are, that translates into everyone having a different "Top Five" favorite factions list.

The biggest issue I see, and I briefly talk about it in the blog is the issue of Chaos Corruption. Whatever CA does, they have to make it better. There's no way the current system "works" for mono-Chaos God factions and I think CA know that.

I don't own the DLC that let's me play as the Beastmen or Chaos or wood elves for that matter so I can't really speak to that. I do enjoy playing most factions as they are but increasing the map size might put factions like the lizardmen in a corner (as you mentioned)

On an unrelated note, do you think they will stick to the current DLC planning and pricing? Adding 20 euro DLC for an additional race always seemed steep to me.

I had a long talk with @arbitrarywater about the DLC situation for Warhammer III and we both reached the same conclusions. First, your DLC from I and II will translate into III without needing to shell out extra money as long as you buy it on the same digital marketplace (i.e., Steam or Epic Games Store). CA have actually said this repeatedly but the last point is the most important. If your copy of Warhammer II is on Steam, it is imperative you do NOT buy Warhammer III on Epic. Otherwise, all of your DLC will not transfer into Warhammer III.

The second big prediction is that I think we are likely going back to new factions only having two Legendary Lords in the base-game and DLC "unlocks" an extra two to three down the road. After every new faction gets their two lords, there's no reason NOT to expect CA to release a bunch of DLC on par with what they did with Warhammer II.

This is also contingent on Warhammer III NOT launching hot and CA needing to work around the clock to make it not a buggy mess.

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#9 ZombiePie  Staff

@zombiepie: I've played a lot of 2 and am very curious how they will balance the next one.

I did enjoy reading this, thanks!

The balance for Warhammer III is going to be interesting to see. I wouldn't call Warhammer II a balanced game as it is, but outside of Beastmen or Warriors of Chaos, I wouldn't call any faction objectively awful. They all have their own distinct play-styles, and depending on who you are, that translates into everyone having a different "Top Five" favorite factions list.

The biggest issue I see, and I briefly talk about it in the blog is the issue of Chaos Corruption. Whatever CA does, they have to make it better. There's no way the current system "works" for mono-Chaos God factions and I think CA know that.

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#10 ZombiePie  Staff

Also, here's a link to a podcast roundtable in which I debate and discuss this exact topic with @jeffrud and @arbitrarywater:

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