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  • Why are bigger developers scared to make an Old School MMO.

    BLNX said:
    It's good to see another thread hijacked by @SEANMCAD
    seriously lets not do this, I went ahead and deleted everything I said in this conversation lets stick to the topic and not get personal please

  • What to play in 2018?

    in 2018 my cycle will likely be 

    Elite Dangerous
    Medieval Engineers
    Space Engineers
    City Skylines
    Planet Coaster.

    Likely just the first two though

  • So you are happy with the direction It's going?

    I have more games that I am very interested in then I have a life time to consume, and they all came out in the past 3 years. At least for me its the best era ever

    currently enjoying Elite Dangerous 

    but yes...MMOs not so much
  • EA's Bottom line Feeling the Heat

    vomomoto said:
    SEANMCAD said:
    vomomoto said:
    When an entire guild (mine), that had players spend hundreds of hours on the first PS4 Battlefront, DITCHES the sequel and goes back to the original game, well you may have a problem.

    I sent my copy back to Amazon, citing false advertising and deceptive practices, and they gave me a refund. Good thing I did it too, since the game is $30 now (less with GCU).

    Since I am a bit tired of the original PS4 Battlefront, I will not be going back to it. Instead, I will most likely buy BF2 again when they release the complete edition with the season pass and all the DLC. For now, there are still too many games on my to play list to bother with this fiasco.
    now false advertising is an area I can have some agreement on. I mean I dont have a problem with someone trying to sell you a piece of dog poop as long as they tell you its a piece of dog poop.

    I havent followed this game much so how did they false advertise? I am curious
    Direct line that is still being used: "Master Your Hero Not just an iconic hero - your hero. Master your craft with customizable character progression. Upgrade abilities unique to each hero, trooper class, and starfighter. Use these abilities to adapt and modify your character’s powers, either as lethal active effects on your opponents, helpful status boosts, or tactical assistance, to counter any opponent on the battlefront."

    Not anywhere does it say that you can't play as said character unless you unlock them after playing for 50 hours, and then spend hundreds of hours grinding out random loot boxes just to "customize" the hero.

    Sorry about responding to you :smile:
    well that is unfortunate because that is not remotely close to false advertising, not even in the same solar system as false and no I am not about to explain because one should know better.

    They also dont tell you in that add that you have your using WSAD on the PC version, one doesnt have to disclouse everything in order for it to not be false.
  • Hawaii's Sean Quinlan on Loot Boxes - 'It's Best for the Industry to Self-Regulate' - General News

    Avarix said:
    SEANMCAD said:
    Avarix said:
    Distopia said:
    At no point in human history where something has been asked to be self regulated, has it ever happened.  Can you imagine a meeting where the CEO has to tell his employees to stop it, they are making too much money...lol.
    Making too much money isn't a crime or a problem in itself. Our government (in the US) isn't in the habit of stepping in unless there is hard evidence they need to, not in the area of corporate profits, or free enterprise anyway. 

    When the government says self regulate, what they're really saying is take responsibility for your own life decisions. As well as take responsibility for your own problems (if you have a problem own it, and seek help, if a loved one does help them by convincing them to seek help).

     It's highly improbable that stance will change unless real evidence is presented that this is a widespread problem, reddit threads and the like are not hard evidence. It's mostly sensationalizing TBH. 

    You're saying this (bolded part) as though these practices are not targeting a vulnerable population, children. This isn't a matter of simply gaining some self-control. This is a population that, for a majority, is not yet equipped to handle the predatory marketing being thrown at them.

    marketing and gambling is not the same thing though and that is where people are getting confused.

    The physical act of gambling is likely just fine, but the manipulation in advertising on the other hand is a different ball game.

    Having said all that, I really wish people would STOP using the kids as an excuse to make an argument for something they themselves want to impose on everyone. The whole 'think about the childern' meme is old and lame
    So, we should stop thinking about the children, why? Because you're tired of trying to argue against it? It's a valid argument.
    we should stop thinking about the childern and start being more honest.

    I dont believe for a second anyone making these arguements about 'think about the childern' actually give a damn about that. They want all paid lootboxes gone, peroid, by any means. they dont give a fuck about the kids...lets get real here, MMORPG posters are not a bunch of concern moms,...give me a fucking break