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  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    Horusra said:
    What makes people think Net Neutrality means more providers and better speeds.  Everyone always paints the rosiest future for Net Neutrality and the worst for the other side.  Maybe Net Neutrality means slow speeds because there is no incentive to make it faster and less providers because there is no cash for providing something better.
    Because net neutrality has literally nothing to do with investment and predictions. Improving the networks requires the same money whether net neutrality is present or not. Investment incentive is also non-existent in the US. These giants are only out to make money, not spend it giving neighborhoods better connection services. 

    The telecomms would just love net neutrality to go away, they can maximize profit without spending a dime on infrastructure investment. And that's all this garbage is that the chairman is pushing through. With net neutrality in place, the telecomms have been trying to skate by wireless investment -- which is still an unstable technology -- where they can do this practice of throttling and service funneling that should also be regulated. In most of the US, cell service still sucks, they still do the unethical service charges, and have barely spent anything other than signal boosting existing towers.

    This doesn't benefit the people, and severely harms small business and startups. In a digital age, there is no Main St. The only street is the internet, and if an ISP can block or slow your storefront it's the equivalent of throwing a brick through a window of a downtown store. No one will shop there until the money is spent repairing the window and clearing dangers. 

    It's purely corporate controlled fascism. Where stockholders and CEO's are the dictators. 

    Net neutrality needs to remain, and broaden to include wireless.

    But, the internet as we know it is out for the count. Remember all those free wifi hotspots everywhere? Gone next year under the proposed and likely pushed agenda. 

    Local libraries can even be devastated -- having to pay huge amounts to maintain services with local ISP's-- and only one example. That's your tax dollars. So this will cost us in another way. Municipality expense to these hacks. 


    Asm0deusRexKushmanMadFrenchieSedrynTyrosAvarixbartoni33MrMelGibsonWraithoneVynt
  • Will A:IR Reignite AAA MMORPG Development? - Bill Murphy - MMORPG.com

    OG_Zorvan said:
    DMKano said:
    OG_Zorvan said:
    I consider neither Bluehole nor Kakao to be "AAA", so no.

    Well people can say - "I don't consider the Sun to be a star" - but they'd be wrong.

    Just because you don't consider them to be AAA - doesn't change the fact that they ARE AAA studios - Both TERA and BDO are AAA games.


    If TERA and BDO are examples of modern "AAA" games, then this genre is indeed fucked beyond repair. Being the shiniest turds in the bowl doesn't make them "AAA", it just makes them shiny turds.
    AAA just means they have a good budget. Art is still subjective. 

    Take it or leave it man, it's AAA because of the money. Not your opinion of the studios and their works. 
    ConstantineMerusTorvalKyleranDMKanoLeiloniArglebarglePingu2012
  • Getting tired of the abuse on this site.

    I didn't mean to be that offensive... I'll hold back from those kind of remarks.

    On a side note, I have no friends or "gangs" on this site at all.

    I'm sorry?
  • Daybreak Games: Bring back Vanguard

    YES!!! Bring it back.

    I'll start playing it...

    ...until I realize all the same problems are there that caused me to stop playing the first time.

    Nostalgia glasses are a very powerful tool, indeed.

    You will over look that when you see the servers packed solid :)
    Nothing against you man. but if the servers were packed it would have never shut down to begin with.
    HarikenForgrimmWraithoneMrMelGibsonCrazKanuk
  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    Horusra said:
    Horusra said:
    What makes people think Net Neutrality means more providers and better speeds.  Everyone always paints the rosiest future for Net Neutrality and the worst for the other side.  Maybe Net Neutrality means slow speeds because there is no incentive to make it faster and less providers because there is no cash for providing something better.
    Because net neutrality has literally nothing to do with investment and predictions. Improving the networks requires the same money whether net neutrality is present or not. Investment incentive is also non-existent in the US. These giants are only out to make money, not spend it giving neighborhoods better connection services. 

    The telecomms would just love net neutrality to go away, they can maximize profit without spending a dime on infrastructure investment. And that's all this garbage is that the chairman is pushing through. With net neutrality in place, the telecomms have been trying to skate by wireless investment -- which is still an unstable technology -- where they can do this practice of throttling and service funneling that should also be regulated. In most of the US, cell service still sucks, they still do the unethical service charges, and have barely spent anything other than signal boosting existing towers.

    This doesn't benefit the people, and severely harms small business and startups. In a digital age, there is no Main St. The only street is the internet, and if an ISP can block or slow your storefront it's the equivalent of throwing a brick through a window of a downtown store. No one will shop there until the money is spent repairing the window and clearing dangers. 

    It's purely corporate controlled fascism. Where stockholders and CEO's are the dictators. 

    Net neutrality needs to remain, and broaden to include wireless.

    But, the internet as we know it is out for the count. Remember all those free wifi hotspots everywhere? Gone next year under the proposed and likely pushed agenda. 

    Local libraries can even be devastated -- having to pay huge amounts to maintain services with local ISP's-- and only one example. That's your tax dollars. So this will cost us in another way. Municipality expense to these hacks. 


    Yes because socialist countries are hot beds of innovation.
    I don't know, why don't you ask one of the hundreds of users on MMORPG.com here from socialist countries and find out? Average speeds in the US availability is 100-200mb/s where they are looking at 100gb/s fiber. 

    But I have to ask... At what point did I mention anything about socialism or anything related to it? Market regulation is just as much part of capitalism. Do you like reimbursement and pain and suffering for when you get ripped off? That's a regulation. Do you like protection of assets? That's a regulation. And also written in the constitution. 

    You are bad at this. 
    TorvalYashaXMrMelGibsonKyleran
  • Hands On PvE Impressions from G-Star 2017 - Ascent: Infinite Realm Previews



    Haha. What are “time shits”? I must know!



    Superman on burrito night going back to correct his error.
    ConstantineMerusAeliousTorval
  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    Horusra said:
    Tiller said:
    Tiller said:
    Horusra said:
    Asm0deus said:
    Horusra said:
    Horusra said:
    All the doomsayers here clutching to government's boots is funny.  The government can not run or regulate anything successfully.  You all can have faith in them I will not.  Less government the better.
    It's remarkable that any human being could have such a narrow view of a situation like this.  "Government is bad" is just some stupid trope that's been pushed on you relentlessly for decades.  There are some things that government is good for.  It's too bad that so many folks like you don't realize that yet.

    Your government Kool-Aid must taste great.
    Your "corporate will save us from govment" kool aid must taste even better.

    Corporations and governments only serve one thing and that is themselves.  If either can get away with it they will screw you for money and power.  It is the people that actually have to do something about it.  Media, if we had one that worked, to get information out.  People to actually speak with their wallets. 
    So I'm guessing you will be the first to speak with your wallet, go off grid, throw out your cell phone, put up hippy solar panels for power and go down to the nice clean river and dredge up some unprotected water for drinking?
    Exactly.  I'm continually amazed by such ridiculous rhetoric. 

    The world works the way it does not the way people wish it would, and the way it works is government officials are elected, corporate executives are not.
    The government hate bandwagon has been the longest running hate bandwagon in the world.

    With good reason. When was the last time a bakery killed 20 million of it's own customers? 

    How's that good clean government water working out for the people of Flint Michigan?

    Screw solar power I have a generator. 

    Threw out my cell phone years ago. 

    Corporate executives are hired and get fired if they don't perform unlike most of those union bureaucrats and elected fossils in Washington. 

    Really keep throwing those dead pigeons up there, they can't fly. 
    Well I guess we will find out once the FDA is defended and regulations are backed down.


    "Who is the government to tell me I have to keep rat pubes out of the muffins I bake?" -a republican baker
    "Hello government....tell me how I am suppose to feel and give me my allowance for the day." -a typical Democrat.

    How's it going? Independent voter here... And usually libertarian leaning (I believe in a free market too)... Though I would be considered progressive/green in political compass. 

    You know nothing and immediately jump to attacks because you have no defense. We aren't fools. And believe me, neither are democrats. 

    Anyone that has ever taken an economics course (and passed it.) would know regulation is necessary for functional free enterprise. And believe me when I say, most democrats are for the free market. No one has ever talked of implementing a fully socialist structured government. You are living in a fantasy land bud. 
    TillerMadFrenchie
  • Tera really deserve more hype than this.

    I've found myself diving back and forth into TERA since it's release. It's interesting to see they've consistently changed over the years. As an action fan I love the combat. But that's about it, the difficulty has some good moments for all classes and too easy moments for other. I'll play through in a month or so, and find something else to play. While it doesn't lack, a good team can blow through too quickly. 
    MrMelGibson
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    You know nothing about a game engine if you are making this kind of statement. "Net code" is a very improper term. Does UE4 non-source come with a networking engine? Yes it does, it's the same one intended for first person shooter lobbies. This networking engine doesn't need to be used, and if you have a source package you can build what ever you want to accomplish.

    Blanket statements when you know nothing about a subject will get you no where.