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  • CoE under serious and extended DDOS attack...

    Lokero said:
    I never did understand why anyone would bother doing this to something as pointless and insignificant as a video game.   But, it seems to happen all the time to the gaming industry.

    I mean, it just makes no sense.
    Also, I don't know why a "backer" would do it, unless they got banned from the forums or something.  That would be fairly counterproductive.  Unless, like Kyleran mentioned, someone got refused a refund, perhaps.
    But at that point DDOSing costs quite a bit, you are spending probably way more than your pledge to make a point? That would be weird and pointless too. 
    Weird and pointless pretty well describes the mind of the big pledgers as far as I'm concerned :)
  • Dragon Bones DLC & Update 17 Coming to PC on February 12th - Elder Scrolls Online - MMORPG.com

    Happy to see this, mainly for the costume system. :D
    The Outfit system as it currently exists in the PTS is quite the gold sink. There is a gold cost per outfit slot based on the rarity of the piece and an additional gold cost for dyeing them. You can easily spend 20K gold or more for an outfit that, IMO, often looks no better than a costume... which costs nothing. If you decide to edit it, that'll cost you gold too.

    I have no idea why they decided to implement it as a gold sink but unless they lower the cost significantly there'll be an outcry once it goes live and people notice just how pricey it is. It's a shame that it'll detract from what is otherwise a fun and well-implemented system.
  • ESO MMORPG of the Year at MassivelyOP

    k61977 said:

    JudgeUK said:

    - The UI for pc keyboard/mouse players has been influenced by controller limitations, to it's significant detriment.
    I don't use addons for that, I just remapped the functions to be comfortable with a keyboard/mouse combo. For instance, dodge roll is no longer double tap but middle mouse button for me.

    I do not use addons either.  I just use a programmable mouse with 15 buttons.  Can pretty much play the game with almost one hand.  Also don't think it was limited by controller, it was always planned to be a bare min UI as the whole series has.
    That's correct. ESO is just part of the new breed of action MMOs that avoid ability bloat and hot-bar clutter. In that respect it's designed not unlike GW2 which obviously never had console designs.

    Dismissing what is essentially a decision to get you focused more on the action than on cool downs and 40 abilities, gets ignorantly dismissed as console controller limitation.

    There are a lot of games these days that force you to select a few things from a larger menu of available abilities that you know and could use. It also serves to adds a layer of character building not unlike what the really old D&D inspired RPGs used to do.

    Even Divinity Original Sin 2, a PC-only turn based CRPG, uses a similar system where you know many more spells or abilities than what your "memory" attribute allows you to slot at once. Making decisions about what to slot is part of the fun.
  • Squadron 42: See Mark Hamill in Action in Nifty New In-Game Video - Star Citizen Videos - MMORPG.com

    SEANMCAD said:

    am i the only one who thinks spending money on voice actors and the like a total waste of money?

    Depends on the game. For me.. a Wing Commander junkie... it's right up my alley.

    Thats said... sounds like Grumpy Luke from Last Jedi
    Hamil has never been a name that comes to my mind when I think of good actors. The original SW trilogy was pretty well it for him.

    I just saw The Last Jedi last night and I thought he was the weak link in that as well.
  • PUBG Team Apologizes for Inappropriate Female Model on Test Server - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds -

    Sovrath said:

    I"m starting to think that people who are pointing fingers at SJW'S are the same type of people, just a different side of the coin.
    I've thought that for a long time. Hell, if anything, they seem to be much more obsessed with the topic, never passing up an opportunity to label others SJW, than those they're calling that.