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46 minutes ago, Mamoulian War said:

It's Activision, ofc they will be abusive 😛

Hm, maybe, certainly think they would have done it with RoS.  I guess the necro does come close. 😛


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On 11/4/2019 at 10:03 PM, Malcador said:

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Those are some big people,  reminds me strongly of Caesar 3 too

Reminds me of Pharaoh.

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22 hours ago, ComradeMaster said:

This is exactly it.  The vast majority of gamers simply do not care about the online/offline argument.  Every hardcore Diablo fan I know, even those in their 30's and have been a fan since day 1,  also have tons of fun playing online co-op shooters.  It seems only on private internet forums, with a cast of a few dozen characters, will you see such vehement opposition xD.

I'm sure they wouldn't do it if the vast majority of players wouldn't go along with it.

That said...:ban: :p

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4 hours ago, Gfted1 said:

Poster: RDR2 crashes at launch.

Poster 2: That's online gaming for you.

Poster 3: Even offline games do the same thing.

I hate when my the cat jumps on the Risk board!

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On 11/4/2019 at 9:03 PM, Malcador said:

Those are some big people,  reminds me strongly of Caesar 3 too

!!!!!! And Pharaoh. I loved this game to death. Though It doesn't seem like monuments are build from a ground up as they were in Pharaoh. That's a shame. Seeing it being build brick by brick, and securing a steady supply of materials for it was very satisfying. I wonder What they will do to NPC movemement. In Pharaoh and Caesar3 erratic NPC movement was core part of gameplay and cityplanning. While not ideal, I feel like many later city builders lack the depth which came from the need to carefuly plan your cities, even if mechanic was artificial and annoying at times. 

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I just had a terrifying thought...

So those "end game dungeon keys" that modify and level up the difficulty of a dungeon (also opening up the chance to drop the best loot.) You know the keys themselves will be rare drops. Those  will probably end up sold as micro-transactions since you won't get them frequently enough.

Basically you end up paying for the privilege to have a chance at rare loot, and even then you might die.

Oh god... did I just surmise "the catch" of D4? 😬

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49 minutes ago, injurai said:

I just had a terrifying thought...

So those "end game dungeon keys" that modify and level up the difficulty of a dungeon (also opening up the chance to drop the best loot.) You know the keys themselves will be rare drops. Those  will probably end up sold as micro-transactions since you won't get them frequently enough.

Basically you end up paying for the privilege to have a chance at rare loot, and even then you might die.

Oh god... did I just surmise "the catch" of D4? 😬

Why do that when they make you pray to RNGesus for hours for a drop of a key, people find that fun.


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15 minutes ago, ShadySands said:

That's why they won't do that

It's the Diablo team not the WoW team.  

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7 hours ago, Malcador said:

It's the Diablo team not the WoW team.  

Didn't most of the people that made Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls quit? So where would they poach people for Diablo 4...? Hmm,I wonder if these WoW devs are ready for a change of pace...

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55 minutes ago, marelooke said:

Didn't most of the people that made Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls quit? So where would they poach people for Diablo 4...? Hmm,I wonder if these WoW devs are ready for a change of pace...

guy commenting on that blizzcon QnA was from Starcraft


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2 hours ago, marelooke said:

Didn't most of the people that made Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls quit? So where would they poach people for Diablo 4...? Hmm,I wonder if these WoW devs are ready for a change of pace...

Not sure, the lead designers of both are gone, for all that matters.  Current guy does come from WoW, although he's been with them almost 15 years (so is good because WoW vanilla was flawless 😛 ) - https://wowwiki.fandom.com/wiki/Luis_Barriga


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11 hours ago, Chilloutman said:

guy commenting on that blizzcon QnA was from Starcraft

David Kim. Yeah he was one of the lead game designers as well as the competitive game balancer all the way back with Wing's of Liberty. I remember he also played the game as basically Blizzard's strongest internal competitive player during development.

Dude seems wicked smart about game design and balance, and he was easily my favorite developers from that era.

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So after two or so days, the new RDR2 patch fixes the launcher crash for me ...

... but I still can't start the game, because now it says it can't connect to the rockstar servers. You know, this actually proves that all my starting issues are only related to the god damn launcher.

Always online = such a great idea.

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I actually manage to start the game now. Turns out you just have to click away the popup, then click play again. After doing this 10 to 15 times, the game will actually start.

So I then had the next problem: The performance is complete garbage. Took me 10 minutes to get through the intro cutscene (can't skip it) with about 1 frame per 15 seconds. After toying around for half an hour I found out that setting the game from Vulkan to Dx12 mitigates this. But now with Dx12 mode, the game loads with a black screen if my graphic settings are too high. So I started toying around with the other settings - problem is that you have to restart the game after most changes. So I did that... until I got blocked on their server, because of the constant "play"-spam.

Now I'm waiting for 5 minutes already, trying to login to the launcher, so that I can try to start the game, so that I can try to fiddle with the graphic settings some more.

 

Honestly, at this point I'm pretty much about to give up.

 

Oh, but fun fact: If you rename RDR2.exe to GTA5.exe, you can start the game without the launcher via the GTA5 "skip launcher"-tool. I would do it now, but sadly for me that meant the actual game won't load. However, for other players that seems to work fine.

tl;dr - seems the majority of problems are caused by R* fantastic launcher-drm. Sucks to be a buying customer, I guess.

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For the first three quarters of 2019, video game sales have been triple the movie box office take:

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/gaming-game-sales-triple-us-movie-box-office-and-more

Total for gaming: $27.9 billion

Game, set, and match. Perhaps it's time for Hollywood to take this medium seriously?

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It also seems like box office is becoming less of an indicator of success in Hollywood.

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Planet Zoo. Beautiful and allows for endless creativity, but the UI is atrocious!


The sky had never seemed so sky, the world had never seemed so world.

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Zoo Tycoon 2 is a great game. The best part is making the whole place a giant exhibit then trapping people in with the Animals.

If you can do that in Planet Zoo, I'd consider trying it.

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You cannot. Animals can kill each other, not people.


The sky had never seemed so sky, the world had never seemed so world.

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Wasted opportunity 😞


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