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  • Layoffs Confirmed, Sustainable Development Now Stable - Chronicles of Elyria -

    SBFord said:
    For those of you who have closely followed this, why do you think publishers aren't interested in CoE? I mean, it's got some interesting features and so forth. Simply too expensive? Not enough "experience" on the dev team? Theories? I'm genuinely interested.

    Financial model isn't sustainable, they have no working prototype to show potential investors, many features are rather controversial, the team is too inexperienced, the technology they were depending on wasn't up to the job, and Caspian is an incredibly arrogant person with terrible PR skills. 

    The vision is somewhat appealing, but I just don't see any publisher looking at this developer and having any confidence that they can deliver a game even close to what's being promised. 
  • Resurrecting Warhammer Online - General Columns

    ANY criticism, no matter how polite, well-meaning, and constructive, is met with insults and a ban. These devs are children on a power trip, and they've made sure to surround themselves with a community of sycophants and yes-men. If that's the kind of community they want then fine; it's their server and they can do as they damn well please. I certainly don't want any part of it though, and would urge anyone who absolutely cannot live without WAR to play the game without saying anything which could be even remotely construed as negative in chat or on the forums. In fact, you're best off not talking to anyone and pretending the forums don't exist. And if you're going to do that, well, why play an MMORPG at all?
  • Alleged Perpetrator of Call of Duty WWII 'Swatting' Death Indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter - M

    Viper482 said:

    Always some cop hating morons to second guess people who never know if they are coming home from work. There are half a million cops in the U.S., there are about 1000 people killed by cops every year. Do the math. If cops were a bunch of blood thirsty killers I think we would see more killed. Most cops go their whole career without ever having to fire their weapon. FACT.

    Don't waste your facts on people like that. If said facts don't jive with their internal narrative and victim mentality, they're just dismissed out of hand. To them, cops are an evil, oppressive force comprised of thoughtless machines which get off on killing people. They don't have families to support, and they don't have the right to protect themselves, other officers, or any civilians in the area.

    The real killer is the sack of shit who made that call, and the fact that the law only provides for a maximum penalty of three years is disgusting. You can get more than that just for selling marijuana, and the last time I checked that doesn't (deliberately) risk getting people killed. I sincerely hope that this whole debacle will cause lawmakers to finally put some severe penalties in place to punish those who think it's funny to 'SWAT' people.
  • CES 2018 Thoughts - Michael Bitton -

    Autel Robotics revealed the EVO portable drone. Not only does it look awesome, but it very well could be DJI's first real competitor in the portable, sub-$1K hobby grade drone category. Being at the top of the food chain in regard to consumer drones had definitely made DJI far too complacent. While I still like their products, their software and customer service, as well as their push to innovate and pricing, have been sorely lacking. DJI needs a good kick in the pants, and hopefully Autel's EVO will finally be the competition which does that.
  • : General : Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragons Trailer

    When you finally do get your MHW, you'll realize it's lacking content and diversity. you'll be bored of it after a month. you'll have regret your purchase due to boredom.

    400 hours into MH4U, still have stuff to do.

    600 hours into MHX, still have stuff to do.

    I really, really don't see your prediction coming true, especially since you sound like someone who hasn't played a single one of the games. Yes, hunting certain monsters over and over again can be a little repetitive, but the fights are still fun, you can change things up by using different weapon types, items, and armor skills, and so forth. MHW is adding a great deal more complexity into the equation with monsters that fight or aid each other, and environments that allow for a tremendous amount of strategic options. I didn't get as much time with the demo as I'd have liked, but I fought each monster several times and it was never the same fight twice.

    Or in other words, you're just wrong. So, so wrong, and your ignorance of the game and franchise shows through quite brilliantly.