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Defectius

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  1. It's true. CDProjekt may be seen as the saviour of PC gaming but not all their promises ringed true in the end. And in the end, they too are pushing their own platform (GOG) to make as much money as possible. Yet I think it comes down to the following: - Bethesda makes no effort to fix the bad choices they made with game design (think UI, controls, things like that). CDPR actually patched in a complete UI overhaul, added a bunch of optional control tweaks (OK, they never added customizeable controller input so that's a pretty big thumbs down). CDPR tried and made some decent changes. Bethesda probably tried too, but I'm not seeing anything good yet. - If you look at how much both of these companies evolved and innovated over the years from a consumer perspective, CDPR's graph looks something like this: / and Bethesda's graph looks something like this: ~. So it's logical that if CDPR fail to fulfill a promise/lie about a feature, there's a larger portion of people who still remain loyal followers. Because a game like Witcher 3 was a huge step up from Witcher 2 in a lot of aspects (not even counting graphics here). - Bethesda makes the same mistakes over and over. So far this has not been the case for CDPR, as far as I'm aware. This is a bad position to be in for Bethesda, as there is a friendlier giant out there than them. Bethesda needs to start showing more generosity (and giving 100 free credits to celebrate the launch of the Creation Club does not make up for its failure), as gamers as a consumer have been treated poorly over the years and have been asking for developers to be less greedy for years too. CDPR kinda fills that position for them. 16 pieces of free DLC? Hell yeah! Pay 5 dollars for a custom suit of power armour? Hell no! I'd be interested to see more examples of Bethesda doing things better than CDPR. We've established that the Creation Kit was released and the RedKit was not. And Bethesda has not lied and made excuses for downgrading E3 trailer graphics. Both true. But what else sets them apart?
  2. So I've had two nights of sleep to think about what Bethesda did with Creation Club. I still don't see how and why this is possibly going to work for them, or for the modders who are looking to get paid for their work. Nobody is going to benefit. Not only has Bethesda lost me as a fan, which is unimportant to anyone but myself, but they damaged their public image once again, by spreading lies about what content will be on the platform and by charging 4 times the value for said content. Sure, they need their 75% (guesstimated) cut to cover expenses on their side, while still leaving enough for the modder to be able to make a potential living. New ACTUAL quest content on the Creation Club is going to be equally overpriced because Bethesda want to have their cut, and modders want to have their cut. Thing is, if a modder thinks they deserve $10 for their quest pack, Bethesda may agree, but will still look for that same big cut. What happens then? Will they force a user to pay $40 for a quest mod that would realistically cost less than half??? It's going to be very difficult to be interested in the next elder scrolls game now. What if TES6 is going to be laden with overpriced DLC consisting of 5% story/lore and 95% new items/building objects? Quests that are lacking in the story department, because they don't know what a talented writer can do for the value of ANY game (something that's become obvious after the success of Witcher 3)? Unexcusable FPS drops and limitations? Horrible console UI ports? Horrible controls (grenade key = melee key anyone?)? Poor implementations of long-existing ideas (Disable saving and dev console in Survival mode)? And the total failure to be willing to address these issues in post-launch patches, or even DLC. Their TES6 reveal trailer will no doubt do a great job showing off all the new graphics and will reveal a region we have been eager to visit for over a decade, but what it won't show is the frustration coming from Bethesda's unending greed that comes after that initial TES hype settles down. And we once again read on a news website about how they released another terrible excuse for a money grab. Don't know in what form, just expect it to take place. Because that's how they've shown themselves in the past 3-4 years. I think I've had enough of that.
  3. Monitors what to look for?

    Both are impressive high-end monitors. Major differences: - The X27 will no doubt be twice the price of the Z271UV, 144Hz 4k monitors are the stuff dreams are made of in 2017. - TN panels are cheap to manufacture and have very low response times, have a small viewing angle of 70-80 degrees (colours will warp horribly if you look at your monitor when you look at it from above, below or sides). Whereas IPS panels have a viewing angle of 170-180 degrees, seem to allow for more accurate colours, deeper blacks and brighter whites. - Z271UV uses a curved screen. This is tricky because video games assume your screen is flat. I've never seen one in action but I would assume it's possible to experience FOV issues if you are sensitive to that sort of thing. So there ya go. You'll want to check if your CPU and GPU are up to the task to make full use of these monitors. CPU is directly linked to how high you set your refresh rate (a game will use nearly 2.5x the CPU capacity at 144Hz compared to 60Hz). GPU usage is linked to monitor resolution. If you have doubts, turn off all forms of V-Sync, go to Nvidia Control Panel and set DSR to 4x, hop into the game you want to know the results of and make note of your CPU and GPU usage and the FPS you get in game. That will identify if your CPU or GPU are up to the task.
  4. I love the subtlety of the art quest, how humans are blindly painting monsters as evil that needs to be eradicated, unnatural beings that are perceived as invaders. It makes me wonder if creatures such as nekkers have always been aggressive towards humans. It's very plausible that the native races (humans, elves, dwarfs etc.) assumed they were naturally aggressive as they first appeared during the conjunction and triggering some form of perpetual cycle of hostility. The same cycle exists between humans and non-humans, which I'd say further builds on that theory. What if the lore in the game is the one-sided human perspective, we always assume lore in video games consists of facts mainly. But last I checked, Dandelion isn't the most reliable historian. I get this vibe during multiple quests in this game, and Geralt is always in the middle of it. It always makes me uncertain that whatever path he could possibly take is an attempt to solve a hidden problem or if it really is just Geralt making his coin off the misery in the world, with no special regard to long-term consequences of his actions as an unnatural force of willpower.
  5. Yup but you can also use it without one.
  6. Paypal, iDeal. Two common ways to make recurring payments without needing a credit card.
  7. I'm surprised there are no payment methods other than credit card. If there were, I'd have gotten prime as soon as I heard it went global. Now I will have to wait a bit longer.
  8. And just to clarify, it is not a total ban, once you @ mention GopherBot in the #welcome channel, you'll have full access to the channels like you're used to.
  9. Tirius is correct, we didn't do this for any other reason other than spam bot prevention. We tried to come up with the least intrusive way for you guys to prevent masses of bots flooding the channels. I hope this clears things up.
  10. My heartfelt thanks to Gopher

    Food and youtube, great combination. Welcome !
  11. A woo F'kin hoo !

    Cryostasis enabled... wake me up when it's here
  12. Music

    Just going to leave this here.
  13. MBTI Confessions and Chatter

    Personality type: “The Mediator” (INFP-A) Individual traits: Introverted – 72%, Intuitive – 67%, Feeling – 67%, Prospecting – 69%, Assertive – 80%. Role: Diplomat Strategy: Confident Individualism This is my result from 16personalities.com. Other tests always gave me ISTJ, and I never felt fully satisfied with that result, like the glove would barely fit. INFP-A is really me on the other hand. It was such a weird (read: scary) feeling reading through a precise description of me on a public web page without ever talking to anyone responsible for its existence. And to be honest it feels kinda scary revealing what's under the hood. But I guess that is psychology for you. While 16personalities.com has good type descriptions, I'd argue personalityjunkie.com offers slightly more relevant information. Personalityjunkie's Functional Stack section is especially helpful in determining whether someone's personality type prediction is accurate or not. It cemented the result as being accurate in my eyes. The MBTI system is fascinating and since I discovered my own personality I've been learning about all the other types. Suddenly getting to know someone is a wholly different experience, as traits are not + and -, but I, E, S, N, etc.
  14. A n00b visits Minion Land

    Thumbs up, good video and good microphone.
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