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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:32 pm

Which is more frustrating:

Refusal to accept peer reviewed evidence, or insistence of the scientific validity of anecdotal evidence?

These are not mutually exclusive.

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:55 pm

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ChickenSoup » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:02 am

Thoughts on how Republicans are handling the recent Net Neutrality ruling? :P
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:40 am

Just going to throw this in:

Former senator: "this is terrible! Obama this and that!" Yes, none other than Ted Cruz.

Current senator: https://twitter.com/ronwyden/status/571007839961022465

I think this sums up how good a choice I made about moving.

Agree? :P

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ChickenSoup » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:47 pm

Ahhh yes, Ted "That's not how any of this works" Cruz
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:15 pm

Yeah, I found the "government bad->Net Neutrality bad" mentality to be really damaging. The republican party has been feeling really regressive lately. And Ted Cruz is just...

Yeah, I think you made a good move.
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ChickenSoup » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:46 pm

Thoughts on Sid Meier's Starships?
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:52 pm

Super excited. Those 3 words put together is just a dream come true. I'm going to have to preorder this.

Also, the game seems like a ton of fun, with emphasis on ship combat and a 4X overlay.
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ChickenSoup » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:36 pm

And a $15 price tag! Hard to beat.

EDIT: Oh, and for the sake of asking a question: Civ4 or Civ5?
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:32 pm

Haha, good question.

I'm a Civ V'er. With all the expansions, I feel like it gives a rich, strategic experience.
Civ IV is absolutely great, though. The best way I saw it put is that achieved the ultimate way that the Civilization games could be, so Civ V had to mix it up and be different.
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:51 pm

Ever play Descent?

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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:52 pm

You know... I don't think I have. I mean, I know about it but, but I actually don't think I played it.

But you mentioned you had an dev idea inspired by Descent. Hit me with it?
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:57 pm

So the idea sprung from picking the game up on gog, and an interest in flight simulators such as Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Digital Combat Simulator. Before I continue, let me just say that I highly recommend picking Descent up when it goes on sale. In Descent, you fly a ship in first-person cockpit view through a series of treacherous passages inside space stations and such. Since you are in space, you have no real concept of up or down, so your vehicle has six degrees of movement without any physics impeding them. It's awesome.

Now let's continue.

My idea is a game that plays very similar to Descent, but not in the same universe (because copyright). You play the same type of game, with (hopefully) better graphics and so forth. What I want to do that's new is optimize the game for HOTAS controls (Hands on Throttle and Stick), the same kind of controls used in flight sims, and add VR support through the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive (whenever that comes out). The idea is to bring Descent-style gameplay to a slightly more modern generation and with controls that make you feel more involved in the game. More than anything, instead of attempting to make a full-blown game right now (though that will certainly come after), I want to make a proof of concept that harnesses the graphical power of Unreal Engine 4 in the context of a first-person, 3D space shooter.

My main concern with progressing past proof-of-concept is that my artistic talent is nil. I can probably do all the coding (though I'd want help), but the art...that's a negative, Ghost Rider.


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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby ArchAngel » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:34 pm

Way cool. I'm interested in checking out this new Unreal engine, too.

If I wanted a introductory to the subgenre, which descent game is the best one to start with?
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Re: Beseech thy lord

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:45 pm

Depends.

The first one is my personal favorite. It's easy to learn, lots of fun, and brutally difficult. And it's got multiplayer. All of which I would like to emulate in this hypothetical new game.

That said, the third one has the best multiplayer of all three. The singleplayer kinda relies on the first two games, but it's loads of fun.

So I'd recommend getting all of them, but the first might be the best one to start with.


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