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  • What's with the overall lack of superhero games?

    syltmacka said:
    i want a superhero game in a dark dark gritty shitty city, where im the villain.
    but all superhero games is so cheesy.
    So something more along the lines of Sin City or the Watchmen perhaps?
  • Starting Cities

    Wizardry said:
    I just want to start in a city,where i suspect we will start or even a starter isle is ok with me as well.

    Just don't drop me down in the middle of nowhere with no plausible reason with an NPC with a yellow marker over it's head,i would scream bloody murder and remove the game so fast,even the registry keys would disappear.
    I am not a big fan of linear gameplay,connect the dots questing but as long as it looks immersive,no markers i am ok with it.I would love to see noob spots/npcs remain important to  the game throughout,example we have to constantly visit npc's and talk to them,maybe a quest opens up 20 levels later.

    Nobody is talking about characters starting in the middle of nowhere.

    People are complaining because they want a free ride to any possible starting area in the world, completely negating the concept of racial starting cities.

    Complaining?  No.  Trying to be realistic in approaching the issue without a strictly purist view that will likely turn more people off than I think you guys are admitting?  Yes.
    There are literally hundreds of lobby games that remove travel from the world if that is something you do not wish to deal with.
    Advocating for a more realistic approach to travel does not automatically equate to a call for a lobby based games.

    Hyperbolic extremes do however tend to limit the conversation.
  • Mists of Ravenloft PreOrders Begin, Packages in 3 Flavors - D&D Online News

    Po_gg said:

    Seems kind of expensive for such an old game.

    It is the same idiot pricing they did with Mordor, even kept the title ultimate fan... as if you are no true fan unless pay $130 for worthless fluff... :wink:
    The only "improvement" is that at least with DDO they've added the new race into the lowest bundle tier too.

    Funny thing , these days I look at a $40 purchase and automatically convert it to how many games I can buy on my GOG / Steam wish lists. (3 to 4)

    I may never pay full retail ever again.

  • Activision Granted Patent that Pairs Players to Increase Microtransaction Purchases - General News

    Why does it matter if a game has microtransactions or not? Is the game good? Then why punish yourself from playing a good game? I play Destiny 2 on console and its amazing and a ton of fun...I'm not gonna self harm myself by not playing it just because of some loot boxes or whatever. I'm gonna buy Star Wars Battlefront 2, because I love star wars and its looking to be another great game.

    Too many people rage against microtransactions and DLC...and the vast majority of time they'd have no effect on the persons game.

    Oh well, I hope those people leave the gaming genre so people who actually LIKE games can enjoy games without a bunch of whiners complaining about them.

    And wasn't there a pro-microtransaction article just recently praising loot boxes and microtransactions? It was for battlefront 2 lol

    Just like that article on this site, I learned to stop worrying about things like this and just enjoying the game itself. Now I have far more fun in all kinds of games.

    Well, that certainly is one approach to life, learning to ignore when others are manipulating you.

    Just not one I prefer as it in large part is how things got this way in the first place. 

    Remember when all of this cash shop / microtransaction stuff started people cautioned against the "slippery slope?"

    We're almost at the bottom of the hill now. ;)
  • 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?

    Off topic (and flirting dangerously with political discussions)...

    One of the more interesting ideas that our newly formed provincial coalition government (New Democratic Party + Greens) here in British Columbia has talked about is electoral reform to make the provincial government be reflective of popular vote: If a party gets 12% of the popular vote they would have 12% of the elected representatives.

    Of course that would almost guarantee nothing but coalition governments going forward. But I like that - these old weasels tend to behave better when they have to worry about other old weasels from competing parties they have married for convenience pulling the rug out from under them.
    Flirting? This post is a wet, sloppy kiss.  ;)