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Alesthes

Member Since 13 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 22 2013 07:50 AM

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In Topic: The Elder Scrolls: Online

21 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

I am glad we can entirely agree on this... :-D

In Topic: The Queen's Speech

21 August 2013 - 12:29 PM

[quote name='Illein' timestamp='1377085828' post='2227917']


Sorry but you're delusional if you think so. Shall I remind you "The purpose of the stream will easily be to add developer comments and elaboration about the patch, not to provide a preview."

Those are your own words. Now go watch that Developer Stream again and tell me that holds merit. He logged onto a Warrior and zerg'd through the Frostgorge Sound Meta Event for the whole 45 minutes - answering random questions about the game from the live chat.

It was 100 % redundant for anyone who had access to Guild Wars 2 and a stable Internet Connection and had absolutely no merit on its own. Now if it were a day before, it'd have been just as boring, but at least people would have known it's gonna be something they either like or dislike (as with the other patches).

There was absolutely nothing surprising occuring in it, nothing.

You can point out those major surprises it revealed though, if you feel like it.
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I disagree, seriously.
The whole events revolve around facing a full scale invasion of Tyria whose nature and scope they didn't want to reveal in advance. So they didn't, avoiding previews and having the stream later.. You are just being so stubborn that you don't even see this evidence.
The very point about seeing if the content was of your liking in advance is puzzling: who cares, it's going to stay for 2 weeks, you need a stream one day in advance for what?

In Topic: The Elder Scrolls: Online

21 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostKysio, on 21 August 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

http://www.pcgamer.c...tion-confirmed/

I wonder if they really think that they will be successful that way.

Wow, what a sad news...!

I am interested in TESO, even though, as other already noted, the latest gameplay videos looked quite underwhelming and clunky in terms of combat and animations. But this is big.
With Wildstar going sub fee based as well and releasing in the same timeframe, this looks like a serious step back for the genre. How can they still sell this decision as necessary to release regular content updates after what GW2 is doing with bi-weekly releases is honestly surprising. Judging by the drones who comment the news, seems like there's some people ready to get it. I am not sure if that will be the case with the general public.
They are taking a big risk, anyway, since people are hardly ready to pay for more than one subscription (if any) nowadays. Time will tell, but I guess someone is going to come out in bad shape after a few months.

As for me, unless TESO comes out as totally outstanding or GW2 goes down the drain (both unlikely scenarios at this point) I am afraid I'll pass. Plenty of other ways to spend my gaming money at the moment...

In Topic: The Queen's Speech

21 August 2013 - 11:42 AM

[quote name='Illein' timestamp='1377028706' post='2227817']


Oh yeah, watching a dev go through 1 of those 45 minute events looking bored out of his mind (rightfully so) was totally spoiling me of all the good fun! So glad they didn't broadcast it yesterday....


*coughs*
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Is it so hard to admit that you were wrong? Seriously, you'd come out much better...

In Topic: The Queen's Speech

19 August 2013 - 09:48 PM

[quote name='Illein' timestamp='1376941740' post='2227555']


Have you ever watched any of those? I take it you didn't. Because otherwise you'd know that they mostly introduce new features etc. and don't just hold your hand through the story cut scenes.

And why the ♥♥♥♥ would I want to watch a stream of something "surprising" after I've been surprised by it already in the game? I mean...wtf?
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I have watched every single one of those and that's exactly why I am saying it. They always introduced us heavily into the content and the story, even if they didn't show the cutscenes (which btw lately were shown by massive previews handed to the fansites, which are coherently absent as well this time around).

The purpose of the stream will easily be to add developer comments and elaboration about the patch, not to provide a preview. That's what happens with developer comments in almost every game, movie, etc. nothing new or too incredible to believe...

Seriously, the whole surprise tone is overly evident this time and the way they are managing their commentary and fansites previews is perfectly consistent. But if you want instead to go on thinking that the developers are all 'nonsensical', that I don't know what I am talking about while you clearly are the one getting it right, well, feel free...