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  1. Dead Cells

    I don't care about optimal builds in the slightest, it just sucks when I find something I'm having fun with and am forced to throw it away because it's now too weak. It's good that they're trying to fix it. I'm skeptical, but hopeful.
  2. Dead Cells

    here's what i said on the waypoint forums where the thread is less active
  3. It's a Vice thing in general, I think? I dunno I don't read other Vice things but I saw someone say that. Apparently the scroll event does a lot of processing. It's pretty fucking unbearable.
  4. Any choice they make is valid. Just makes the forums less interesting to me when discussion is stifled.
  5. You can be strict about assholes without closing threads that have a remote chance of ending up bad! Some threads remain open despite that potential for problems, too, so it's not even consistent.
  6. anime

    I started watching it 'cause of your recommendation, Roderick, and boy oh boy I'm glad I did. I never would've even considered it were it not for you. Thanks!! I'll have more thoughts to share later. (Possibly/probably even on Key Frames! I'll defo write somethign up here, too, though, once I've fully caught up.) OH OH hey maybe if you feel like it write into with questions or comments so we can respond. :3 :3 :3 (sorry we're bad at promoting and i'm trying to be more proactive and shilly sorry sorry not sorry)
  7. Oh hey thanks for pointing out the filter. I looked again, and this time I found it. Go to the category in question and in the upper right there's a circle. Click that and mute the category! I'll just say that I disagree very much with the rest of your post (except the speculative hire thread, because that does rub me weird) because, thus far, it just seems to block out interesting (and more importantly for me, helpful) discussion. It makes the forums a place where everyone's just going to agree on everything. There's a limit to what is acceptable, and it's not a hard line, as no two people would agree on a hard line. But they're taking a hard line stance anyway. And that's fine if that's what they want. Arguably, it's better to be super safe than sorry. But it also just means I now know the place as somewhere I won't have serious conversation. Others clearly are, and that's fine. I'll stick to stupid games topics I guess. Also I'm aware that a large (probably the largest) point in hard-line stance's favor is making A Safe Space. And I can't disagree with that at all.
  8. WIZARD JAM 5 // Welcome Thread

    Hooray! This year I can't even pretend to try since my company won't let me do personal projects anymore, not even game jams! :sob: :sob: :sob: Have fun everyone else!
  9. Navigating the various sub forums is a pain in the ass on those forums. I gave up trying and now suffer all the dumb jokes n dokes threads that I can't figure out how to filter out of the front page feed. Which I guess is my way of saying I hate the layout.
  10. I actually agree, for the most part. It'd make more sense if the community was as big as, say, GAF, but it's still fairly small. The three week thing especially made me gawk when I saw it. C'est la vie.
  11. Yeah I saw they announced a Monster Hunter for Switch. It was obviously going to happen eventually, but I'm glad it finally has. Now I can play a Monster Hunter game with controls I won't hate! Or, more accurately, a controller I won't hate!
  12. Deadly Premonition

    I never could get this game to work on PC. I almost bought it for PS3 but then I realized I absolutely dread using my PS3, so I didn't. Guess I'll never play this game. C'est la vie.
  13. I retract that complaint, then!
  14. It wasn't an automatic update. It made me download the updates (through the client) and then apply them myself. To be fair, I tried the beta very early on. Possibly this is something that was addressed. Forgot to consider it was the beta, so things are bound to change.
  15. Yeah with the "relaunch" I legit expected to start seeing No-Blizzard Activision titles on there at the very least, but.
  16. When Blizzard announces that Destiny 2 will be the first non-Blizzard (heh, okay, sure, be cute, you weirdos) game on their digital platform, and then in same announcement says there won't be any more for the foreseeable future... When Uplay (vomit) and Origin (eh) make no real effort to be a platform for anything but Ubisoft and EA games... It sucks. Gog is, I'll reiterate, easily the second best platform. In some ways, they're the best. No DRM! Fuck yeah! But, they're lacking a significant amount of features that make Steam the primary platform. Steam isn't just A Store. It's a platform and a community (albeit a largely shitty one, as I imagine all large consumer-focused communities must be?). It has tons of useful features within and without games. Gog doesn't have most of that, and I don't know if it ever will. And that's why Steam wins. (EDIT: I use Galaxy and it works mostly fine, but the way it doesn't automate patches is a big negative in my book. Back in the day (and probably still to this day) that was my NUMBER ONE feature of Steam. Nothing else mattered/s more.) is a good platform for what it is. It's not trying to compete, and probably shouldn't. I also think the ideal situation is a platform owner that doesn't also make its own games, but I recognize that's not very realistic. I used to say that I wished Steam would just separate from Valve and become its own entity, completely disconnected. I stopped because it'll never happen. Of course, many features they've developed for Steam have gone hand-in-hand with the games they make, but ehhh.
  17. The McElroy Family of Products

    I was really feelin' the slog of the blob, but this final episode fuckin' paid off for me in spades. Pretty happy with Car Boys overall. IDLE THUMBS UP.
  18. i need the splatoon joy cons (still have absolutely zero need for a pro controller - that one looks super fucking good tho)
  19. Steam is a monopoly in the digital games market and there needs to be competition. GOG is probably the closest, but it probably does a mere fraction of what Steam does. As anyone who's talked to me about Steam before will know, I think people are way too harsh on Valve's various solutions. I generally agree that Real People would solve most of the problems Steam has (e.g., curation what the fuck Valve), but this article is goes overboard. But even though it goes overboard, it's not necessarily wrong.
  20. On the other hand, ARMS still looks incredible and I suspect I'll have just as much fun with it as I did with Splatoon. Can't wait to try it out.
  21. The McElroy Family of Products

    I mean obviously were just gonna disagree, and that's fine. It's just like you said, I wouldn't be this frustrated if I didn't live them so much. But I can't change them, so I have to tolerate it until they learn. Hopefully they do. At this point I've said my piece (again, heh) and don't feel like seeing in circles. Gorm said everything I would have said in response, so thanks bud!!
  22. The McElroy Family of Products

    It's definitely arrogance when someone refuses to take criticism at face value and instead reacts negatively to everything as if they can make no mistake. It's definitely arrogance when someone tweets about their brother being a genius storyteller who, again, can make no mistakes. True, you can call this fraternal pride, but pride can only go so far before it turns. I have no issue whatsoever with the self-indulgence (besides the fact that it can result in repetitive jokes (especially with Griffin...)), but arrogance is a real problem. And the reason it's so surprising to me is because they openly admit to making mistakes early on, the most (in?)famous being when they trash-talked furries and later apologized for that. They've admitted fucking up regarding inclusivity across the spectrum, but always try to be better. That's great! But when it comes to criticism about the quality of the things they create, they can be very defensive and unwilling to listen to criticism. It no doubt also has a lot to do with the fact that they have so many fans willing to defend them to the end, no matter what, because the McElBoys are perfect and can make no mistakes gosh aren't they just the best everything they touch turns to diamond. I'm sure that can go to a person's head. I say "they" a lot, but really I mostly mean Griffin... THIRTY UNDER THIRTY LUMINARY GRIFFIN MCELROY. It's a joke, and it's funny, but sometimes it feels like it's not a joke. I need to repeat that I love the vast majority of what the brothers put out. Most of what I consume from them stars Griffin as the main brother, too. But they can be better. Travis is the best.
  23. The McElroy Family of Products

    Nah they can definitely be arrogant. You're not jaded or overexposed. It's not an all-the-time thing. It's most evident with Griffin's unwillingness to accept criticism re: his DM'ing. And, of course, the now infamous Justin tweet. What a disaster!
  24. That sounds one step away from some cosmic horror shit. I hope it's revealed that the mountain is eating people.
  25. The McElroy Family of Products

    I think their self-indulgence is less of a problem than their arrogance. See: anytime anyone tries to criticize The Adventure Zone, and Griffin reacts negatively. Or Justin tweets about what a genius storyteller Griffin is. I love 'em and enjoy everything they put out (to varying degrees) and I find them incredibly inspiring (although I know I'll never be like them), but I do think pabosher's onto something.