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  • Public service announcement: LOL does not stand for "disagree".

    A couple things.

    1. lols are hard to get.

    2. Gdemami is your friend for this.

    3. I never lol posters I don't like.

    I see it both ways, either something was chuckle funny or a comment is laughable, either way I'll lol it. When people lol my comments I figure they get a chuckle out of it either way. I get great satisfaction knowing that Gdemami is a happier dude because of my ridiculous comments.
  • What Steam’s Top 100 Games Shows Us - Garrett Fuller at

    exile01 said:
    funny, not a single one of those "top" games interests me the slightest.
    Well, it's a list for gamers.
  • John Smedley Opens Amazon Game Studio in San Diego - News

    I knew there would be butthurt and gnashing of teeth. This thread has not disappointed.
  • The 10 Best Story-Driven MMOs of All Time - The List -

    My undisputable top story driven games list is:
    1. ESO
    1. SWTOR
    1. SWL
    2. LotRO
    3. Guild Wars - Rurik NOoooooo!!1!1!!11!!
    4. GW2

    I didn't realize the other games had a story. :innocent: 

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  • Massively Article discusses bringing expectations "back down to earth"

    Zultra said:
    Do not forget the 500k he already put into it and the paypal funder after KS. 
    Realistic numbers for MMO developments are in the tens of millions unless you scale way back on art and features. This game advertises not scaling back on either.

    Scaled back MMOs look like Shroud, Crowfall, and Project Gorgon. Those MMOs still cost more than a few million to produce.

    I think what puzzles people is how a relatively inexperienced team, at least with MMO production, expect to do what more experienced veterans and more well funded teams haven't been able to. How exactly do they plan on pulling that off?
  • Chronicles of Elyria - What's It Worth to You? -

    "As with other crowd funded games the idea is/was that the people taking the most risk (that being Kickstarter people) do so because they get the most return for their hard-earned dollars."

    No Timothy Tierless it was not that way. The idea was, for quite a while, that Kickstarter projects would deliver the full production prototype, production model, end result and that was it. The concept was to help fund a project that would otherwise not be done. The reward tiers were based on how much some helped fund that project.

    It's the game industry: those indie devs, those veterans of previously popular projects, and of course all sorts of opportunists (sometimes all the same people) corrupted and twisted into their "milk as much as you can" mindset. The game industry is horrible for it. Think of what you pay for an annual MMORPG subscription, dlc, and cash shop. It's ridiculous to think that any game has delivered $200+ in real value. Yet, the industry has this mindset to continually milk an existing project with ongoing fees and respins of existing stuff.

    I only made it about three quarters of the way through the article because after a point I got lost in why it was okay that trying to milk as much money as possible in the most convoluted way possible is something I should not only accept but embrace. No thanks.
  • We Paid to Win & Lost -

    why is pay to win a huge problem in gaming? the world always under pay2win, even in sports. Look at the olympics, rich nations get more medals. Life isnt fair, stop crying about "fair"

    Pretty much how I feel about it. There are people who have to take the bus and people who drive exotic cars. I'm not going to yell "P2W!!" as they drive past me. I may not like it that someone got hired for a really good position because they are a relative of the boss, but that's life.
    I usually yell, "Rich bastard!" as they pass by me in my Hyundai Sonata. :lol:
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  • Blizzard is Censoring Professionally Written Critiques of the new Expan.

    lol, professionally written. I had a great laugh at that one.
  • The 10 Best PVP MMOs of All Time - The List -

    Bill you shall be soundly scolded for not having Lineage on that list, let alone not in the top 5.

    It was a great write up. You used words I can understand. :lol:
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  • Elysium 'Private Server' Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Financial Shenanigans - World of Warcraft - M

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     People just don't care about right and wrong anymore and I find that sad.
    Starts at the top and works its way down.
    No it doesn't. Personal morality isn't the responsibility of another individual or corporation. It starts with each one of us and our choices from the inside out.
    When people see their government as corrupt and immoral... it all goes downhill from there.
    When corrupt self-serving individuals elect corrupt people to rule over them then they should set their expectations accordingly.
    No wonder voter turnout is so shitty, the honest voters abstain.
    I live in Oregon. Our vote doesn't matter anyway, even if you care.

    We're over-simplifying a complicated issue. There's a lot of truth in every corner of it that's overlooked in the discussion. It may not be possible to do it justice or be worth the effort. I think it was @FrodoFragins who had a signature that went something to the effect, "For every complex problem there is a simple solution that is as wrong as it is simple." That happens a lot in discussions here in my opinion because the format doesn't lend itself well to having them.

    I hope you find a good path through the trademark fiasco. That sort of stuff is exhausting to deal with.
    We do very much care.

    What ever happens down there, has a big effect on what happens up here.

    Socially and Economically.
    We care here too. That doesn't make our vote matter. It hasn't mattered, ever, and I can't see a feasible scenario where it does while the electoral system stays in place. That's just reality. That's why I say the issue is more complex than can be given justice.

    What do you do in a democratic republic where your vote doesn't matter?

    Regardless, it doesn't change the original premise that we're responsible for our own moral decisions. That goes back to the original topic that the free-love private server system isn't morally superior as was claimed during the Nost fiasco. They're not any better, or worse, than Blizzard. Here's why.

    These people have stolen others work, cheated their users, lied about it, and have done so repeatedly throughout their history of doing this thing. Morally bankrupt and in no position to claim any high ground.

    Blizzard while not responsible for the pirates actions or any of that mess could solve the issue. That doesn't make them culpable or bad with regards to any of the pirate activity, but it does show a callous disregard. There is a workable solution here that they could implement, but they won't. They're not obligated to because it's their thing, but they are also ginormous and have a profound impact on the industry. Their self-serving disregard for the rest of the gaming community and industry, the backs of which their success rests upon, shows them to be equally morally bankrupt. It's no win moral situation and neither side is willing to take the high ground.

    I side with Blizzard because it's their stuff to do with as they please. That doesn't mean they get a moral pass or respect from. It means they're within their rights to do with their stuff as they please.