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  • UPDATE: Trion Removes $100 Loot Box Due to Customer Feedback

    Torval said:
    Sovrath said:
    "I can't speak for all the game design requests in this thread, other than to say that RIFT Dev is constantly evaluating and reviewing projects."

    Apparently not good enough.

    Not that I care either way but what the heck did they expect. I'm more tired of hearing about clueless game companies than their actual decisions.

    Did they actually think that people weren't going to raise their eyebrows over this? And if they are "constantly evaluating" then why not bring it up as a poll to their customers and see what's what before implementing anything?

    Not that I would ever buy a $100 loot box nor chastise someone for doing so but if anyone came up to me and asked me what I thought would be the response I would, without missing a beat, say that there would be an uproar.

    I wonder what would happen if game companies were actually managed by professionals as opposed to people gamers who loved video games, somehow got themselves into the business and eventually made it to the top".

    It's almost like you're saying the gaming industry is a case study in The Peter Principle. :lol:
    OMG it is!!!!
  • Update 32 Brings New Systems and Items In - Conan Exiles -

    I love this game.
  • The Last Jedi DLC Comes Today + Poor Sales Cut Profit Estimates Sharply - Star Wars: Battlefront II

    Warlyx said:

    12,5M copies sold? ppl still fall for EA crap

    Not everyone wants to be part of a movement or make a stand or "whatever".

    They just want to play a video game. Because ... it's a video game.
  • PUBG Team Apologizes for Inappropriate Female Model on Test Server - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds -

    Sovrath said:
    Sovrath said:
    Sovrath said:
    Doesn't offend me at all (heck, so many movies i the 70's showed at LEAST as much), but it really is unnecessary and I agree "amateur hour" or at least someone who doesn't know when to turn off his 14 year old self.

    I'd be very surprised if it was a woman who made this.

    This is the problem, the rot, in video games. Too many little boys who go unchecked. No matter their age.

    Again, not an issue, I'm for games that show this if they are a type of game that is based on this type of art design (which sadly means men but tit for tat) but for a game like this I'm surprised it made it into the files.
    Honestly I think it has less to do with prepubescent giggling than post modern lack of taste. There is a place for Leisure Suit Larry, not that anyone would survive making such a game in today's society that is both puritanical and awash in pornography. There's just no sense what is  appropriate or attractive any more. It's a Mylie Cyrus world. 
    Except "lack of taste" has always been a part of the human condition.

    Having male genitalia "pointing the way" to brothels in Pompeii (on the building walls and sidwalks), risque chanson in the renaissance and the appearance of decorum on the outside while behaving otherwise behind closed doors in the Victorian era are just a few examples.

    Anything that's going on now has gone on before. We're just more publicly acquainted with it because of how media/the internet spreads information.

    That vulgarity has always existed is no reason to accept it as commonplace. Men have been waving their junk at women unbidden for as long as there have been men and women. That doesn't make it innocent and unremarkable as so many have recently rediscovered. Some things are civilized and some aren't.
    That's not my point. You said it had to do with "postmodern lack of taste" and my point is that this "lack of taste has always been there".

    Sure! No one wants to have something thrust into their face or get groped or anything like that, against their will nor should they have to suffer through that.

    But It is not a new thing and certainly not post modern or modern or anything along those lines.

    The only thing post modern here is the outrage it's causing. We're so prudishly cultured that we seek out things to find sexually offensive. Even if it's not sexual in and of itself. PUBG hasn't expressed anything sexual. Prudes simply have a warped sense of sexuality.

    We're gradually moving towards a politically correct world where even "artistic nude drawings" will be classified as explicit pornography. Down the rabbit hole we go.
    Again, all this has happened before.

    There is nothing new here and you need not think that we are moving towards a permanent Politically correct world any more than the Victorians embraced their own "political correctness" and societal morals even though the truth is that there was always another side to that coin and their own counterculture.

    But then, a bit later, and with the help of World War I we had the Belle Epoque era. And then later the 20's. Talk about NOT politically correct. yeah yeah, 40's and 50's. Oh wait, 60's and especially 70's. Etc. In any case, I'm sure there were people all angry with Victorian stuffed shirt morals thinking the world was moving toward moral correctness but then "oh noes" Moulin Rouge!

    The pendulum always swings. If you don't look at history then you are really doomed to be forever pissed off.

  • Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen - Our TwitchCon 2017 Chat with Brad McQuaid & Corey LeFever -

    Mendel said:
    Does crafting sound exactly like EQ2's system?  From what it sounds like, material components will once again end up being far more valuable than the crafted object.  A Stinking Rat Pelt shouldn't sell for 4 million, while the Rat Pelt Cloak made from it only sells for a hundred.  That's basic economics.

    There's still a mystery about who is going to play this thing.  There's a real sense of 'Field of Dreams' going on at VR, I think.  Brad seems to believe that there's some mass market out there just waiting for Pantheon.  I'd like to believe that, but it seems contrary to the observations I am able to make.  Anyway, you have to admire Brad's belief, even if you personally believe otherwise. 

    Can there be a VR interview without Brad?  I almost feel sorry for Corey; he got about one sentence, then Brad got 10.  My interpretation of the one topic where Corey got roughly equal footing was on crafting.  I kind of suspect that Corey has more input into crafting.
    I don't think he believes there is a "mass market" just a market. So certainly not World of Warcraft Numbers or Elder Scrolls online numbers. Probably more in line with original Everquest or Vanguard. At least I haven't seen anything he has said to intimate there is a huge market out there just waiting for this game.

    If that is the case, and he has mentioned a million plus people then those expectations seriously need to be re-examined.

    As far as the "who" will be playing it: "me". I will play it. I will drop my current mmorpg's and play it. I will pay a sub and do so gladly provided they create a game that is what they say it is. And that's it's not so buggy as to make it actually unplayable. And I mean "unplayable". Not "there's a bug that keeps changing my cloak's color. Because that's just annoyance and I can easily deal with annoyance.