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Messages - Malek Deneith

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DiabloRL / Re: After 2 years of inactivity...
« on: February 20, 2016, 03:09 »
Lived long enough to become jaded A. F.

Besides hype trains tend to crash and burn more often than not - at least if you set your expectations in the pits the only way to go from there is up :P

DiabloRL / Re: After 2 years of inactivity...
« on: February 19, 2016, 09:13 »

Discussion / New Doom 1 map by John Romero.
« on: January 16, 2016, 08:49 »
If you haven't heard already, after 21 years of not making Doom related stuff John Romero put out a Doom 1 map. To be specific it's a replacement map for E1M8. And he's still got the touch - the map is damn good and damn hard. You can find the download link on Romero's twitter (pinned tweet) or use a mirror I made for a friend (since John's dropbox seems to have been hit pretty hard and it barely loads):

Rip and Tear!

PS. Watch out for the cracks on the floor.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Hunter's Moon RPG - Work in progress
« on: January 12, 2016, 09:01 »
Is it this kind of Hunter's Moon?

If it is, then it will be freaking awesome~
Ooh! Majestic! A hunter is a hunter, even on an unrelated forum.


All the blood in your alcohol system probably doesn't help, either.
To put it in Discworld terms I'm probably at least half a drink below par.

Thing is you claim TB is "toxic". You use the article linked as proof, but... it's one point of view. Throwing the thing into google you can get other, dissenting points like here for example (just a random one that came up). There are probably more sites that would support your claim, and more that would go against it. The point is that unless you're willing to dig deep down to the root of the goddamn thing - which would mean finding the original posts, videos and what not (which would probably mean also learning about the whole GamerGate SNAFU that thankfully blown over the parts of internet I frequent), the only way to decide on whom you trust is to flip a fucking coin.

Also, that aside let me tell you a small story, a comparison of sorts that came to my mind when mulling over the situation during the day. Here in Poland is a man called Jurek Owsiak. That man is known for one thing: every year for 23 years now he throws a big fucking charity event, one which gathers millions, usually despite the influential people in the country shitting on him, which then are spent on buying much needed medical equipment for hospitals through the country. There is also another man, Piotr Ikonowicz. He's a politician, but unlike most of that lot he doesn't keep his head stuck up his own ass and instead of growing fat of off people's taxes he prefers to spend his time running an office dedicated to people in need. So essentially two great chaps, right?
Well this year somewhere during or after the event he runs Owsiak spoke some rather stupid stuff on what should be done with how polish medicine functions. In reaction to that Iknowicz, in a column he runs in a newspaper I read, started to throw mud at Owsiak, all while beating his chest like a primate over how what he does for people is better.
So what should I do then? One could say both of these gentelmen went "toxic" so should I scoff and disavov them? Refuse to support Owsiak's charity event, ignore Iknowicz even though he's one of few politicians that seem to care about people?
I say no. And you know why? Because, at the end of the day both of these men are just human. And that means that they're prone to having faults, and no matter what they do they might have some stupid opinions too. But at the end of the day, what they do is worth more good than their occassional fuck-up does evil.

"But Malek", I hear you say, "surely you can't compare making video game reviews to helping hospitals and people in general". Well true, what TB does is nowhere near that. But even so he does provide a valuable service: in this day where developers forgot what a demo is, where so called game journalism seems largely riding the hype train, TB is a surprisingly solid source of information on new releases. Each one he reviews is given a fair amount of time, with as much relevant information provided as his first-impressions format allows. He isn't afraid to rip a bad product or company a new one. And he tends to bring up good indie titles a lot, and they need all the press they can get, to not be drowned out by AAA companies with their megabucks advertising. And that, in my opinion has value. That is good. We gamers need stuff like that to make educated decisions on what to buy or not to buy. And in my opinion that's enough to overlook the occassional fuck up, assuming what the originally linked blog says is true. Because John Bain, as influential he might be, is still human and thus allowed to make errors, including errors of judgment.

And frankly fuck it, when I go to view one of his vids I'm interested in the title he's reviewing, not in what his opinions on subject X is. On anything else I can make my mind up on my own.

That's my $0.02 on the subject, please excuse if it's difficult to read - tends to happen when I start writing a longer post.

I'll admit that I only briefly skimmed over the article, but at what I got from the glance it looks to me as Internet Drama 101. Maybe there is something to that, maybe there isn't, but I feel that trying to determine if there is substance enough to claims in the post, would require more effort that a sane man should put towards shit like that.

Though in this case, I was surprised to discover after I finished the review, that ubisoft is releasing Heroes 3 HD next month. So I've accidently become modern without realizing it.
...huh, what? I didn't knew that O_o Edit: Reading up on it it seems it's only base campaign, no expansions. Eh, not sure if I'll bother seeing as I have original HoMM3 on GoG anyway

Edit 2: And it looks like Ubisoft is trying to bullshit people into believing that HoMM3 had much worse graphics than it had:

Nope, nope, nope...

Don't waste your money man, get the GoG one and free fan patch that gives higher res and 32-bit color support.

M&M 4 and 5 were the best.
M&M 6 is da best.

Off Topic / Re: Now playing... (games)
« on: July 18, 2014, 07:49 »
Ahh. After about of month of waiting and snafu's finally got package I was waiting for:

Only one title in the series left to get...

Edit: As a side note. thelaptop, I saw your rig info in another thread and... 32 gigs of ram? The hell, what are you doing with that computer man? My new laptop has eight and two of those spend most of their time twiddling their thumbs. Can't imagine what would need 32 Gb of RAM O_O

Off Topic / Re: Now playing... (games)
« on: July 17, 2014, 10:52 »
I came to Diablo 3 after RMAH closed so can't comment on how it affected the game myself but a friend of mine that had the game from when it came out said it was, indeed a great improvement. And then patch 2.0 and expansion applied more improvements to go with that - the game is fine...

...the so-called community? Less so. In fact I'd say the official US Diablo 3 forums are downright caustic, with amounts of whine and rage aimed at Blizzard drowning out most of the actually constructive criticism. My (least) favourite topics that come back on and on are variations of "I played for 2000+ hours and I'm bored. Only 2000 hours for $80 game? What a disgrace, the game is crap" and "Blizzard should remake Diablo 2 with new graphics - it'd be next to no effort and would earn them millions!" (suuuuuuure it would). Ugh. I'm not sure why I browse those forums still, must be some form of masochism.

On more positive note I must agree that Diablo 1 is a great game that aged pretty well (*coughunlikediablotwocough*). In fact few months ago I re-played it with help of a mod allowing for windowed play in modern systems (finally!) and a fanmade patch for some of the outstanding bugs and had good time.

Aside from that I decided to dig out Fallout New Vegas... again... and after showing 50+ mods/compatibility patches down it's throat I think it's ready to play \o/

Off Topic / Re: Now playing... (games)
« on: July 10, 2014, 21:56 »
Sweet!  Now you can try Torchlight II and tell us what you think between the Old Blizzard Team vs New Blizzard Team!
Already did. T2 still suffers from the same glass canon syndrome that T1 did, and in fact it appears sooner. So no thanks, I'll pass.

Off Topic / Re: Now playing... (games)
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:03 »
Unlocking this (yaaay, mod power "abuse") just to say that after finally getting a computer upgrade I got a chance to play some Diablo 3. And in my opinion, despite all the whining, hatred and huge amount of D2 nostalgia goggles running in the so-called "diablo community" the game is pretty enjoyable. So that's that, now use this thread to breathe some life back into the forums maybe?

Off Topic / Re: Terran Marines vs Ultramarines
« on: June 03, 2014, 07:34 »
Ultramarines declare Exterminatus on the planet the fight happens - gg, no re. Hell, even if we discount fantastic nukes, SMurfs still have space superiority on account of WH40k spaceships being in the "ludicrously powerful" range from what I recall. If we discount *that too* it might be a closer battle but only on account of Terrans possibly having higher numbers. And even than I'm not sure I'd bet on them.

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 25, 2014, 14:31 »
My first and best run lasted over a year before it pewtered out. But yeah fickle they tend to be. Maybe I'll just stick to board games next time. Battletech anyone? :P

Play-By-Forum / Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:36 »
Uuuuh, so I guess the game died I guess? Not much reaction from people other than LuckyDee lately and I'll admit my own heart wasn't much into it with other things drawing my attention away.



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