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Star Citizen / Re: is SC being released as promised?
« on: July 14, 2016, 01:12:37 PM »
I don't know why everyone assumes there's financial trouble, unless you're listening to Derek Smart, who is the loudest drum beater in that camp. There has been no outwardly obvious signs of financial problems. That doesn't mean there aren't any, but I sincerely doubt that they're out of cash. There's no second kickstarter; TOS is for use of the product and so forth. As Meridian said, they aren't adding new features, and there was even a recent post about them not adding some stretch goals until after release.

As far as needing more money, I remember reading that they don't just get the money from KS and sit on it; there are ways to use that money to get more money from financial institutions and the like, so that they aren't strapped to a certain number.

Derek Smart was hating on SC for as long as i can remember. I do however think that RSI squanders money like it has no meaning or worth.

On what? I see people say this all the time without substantiating it. Should they work in an office with no air conditioning? That can be ''squandered'' money. Should they give employees pto? That too is ''squandered.'' The two examples flung about by dshart are the cappuccino machine and the custom door. For coffee, I would think it makes sense as that is less for people to leave the premises and results in more productive time. As for the door, they stated it was not that expensive.

They might be out of money, that is totally possible. But I have yet to see anything they have done that makes me question how they run the business. Have mistakes happened? Yes. Have they missed their deadlines? Assuredly. But that seems pretty normal to me from a games development perspective.

I would also add that most people who complain don't seem to work in American office environments, and further, with their hq in California, there is another layer of expectation that employees have. Blizzard's offices are not too far away, and they have spent a colossal amount on ornamentation and making their office ''cool.'' No one has any gripes with how the money they spent on WoW or D3 is spent by Blizzard. I appreciate that those are finished products and SC is not, but you cannot deny that the development process has been open and transparent, and that your incremental access to the game has been there.

Given the campuses and perks available to workers here in California, it is important to attract and maintain talent, and office perks and benefits are a means to do that without spending more on labor. Is it cheaper to buy 100k in office perks or give 100 employees 5k more a year in salary? I have worked for cheapskate companies and it was no fun to be there, and I left as soon as I was able. I work for a company with a ton of perks now (unlimited pto, fully-paid health insurance, work from home most days, etc) and I work harder and am much happier as a result.

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Other Games and Interests / HOTS night
« on: July 05, 2016, 01:22:48 PM »
Hey guys, with unranked draft, new heroes, and a lot of cool features, I think HOTS is in a good place now. Anyone up for playing a night or two during the week? Gul'dan inc.

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Star Citizen / Re: is SC being released as promised?
« on: July 05, 2016, 12:41:23 PM »
I don't know why everyone assumes there's financial trouble, unless you're listening to Derek Smart, who is the loudest drum beater in that camp. There has been no outwardly obvious signs of financial problems. That doesn't mean there aren't any, but I sincerely doubt that they're out of cash. There's no second kickstarter; TOS is for use of the product and so forth. As Meridian said, they aren't adding new features, and there was even a recent post about them not adding some stretch goals until after release.

As far as needing more money, I remember reading that they don't just get the money from KS and sit on it; there are ways to use that money to get more money from financial institutions and the like, so that they aren't strapped to a certain number.

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World of Warcraft / Re: Stonetalon TBC PVE Server
« on: July 04, 2016, 12:55:39 PM »
Yeah they took the server down around 3:30am my time last night. Hopefully back up in the afternoon.

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World of Warcraft / Re: TBC 2.4.3 Add Ons
« on: June 20, 2016, 12:59:05 PM »
XPerl should have a version.

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World of Warcraft / Re: Stonetalon TBC PVE Server
« on: June 17, 2016, 05:39:18 PM »
I'm on and playing as Xanai. Hope to be 20 this evening for some deadmines!

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General Discussion / Re: Tini takes Twitch
« on: June 16, 2016, 07:37:46 PM »
I am at 90 down / 6 up and it's enough to stream (you probably need 4 to 4.5 up to stream in 1080). But needless to say, grass on all that speed and streaming!

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World of Warcraft / Re: Stonetalon TBC PVE Server
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:30:54 PM »
For PVE and raid focus, I think Alliance in TBC are better; 1% hit on the Draenei is a huge itemization buff. I may not play so you don't have to count my vote, and I know you can pvp in the battlegrounds on a pve server. I might come show you the true power of an arcane mage in TBC, regardless of your pick, and/or ret pally. :)

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World of Warcraft / Re: Stonetalon TBC PVE Server
« on: June 15, 2016, 03:41:06 PM »
Horde/Ally?

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Other Games and Interests / Re: Games you play because E3 footage.
« on: June 14, 2016, 07:46:35 PM »
ME:3 was decent, at times even great, all the way up to its ending. The ending (and by ending, I mean the literal RGB choice and star child talk) was the atrocity, but the lead-up and story of the game and galaxy under siege and all thnat was pretty great, at least to me, and 1 and 2 were fantastic. I think you can almost always count on Bioware to deliver a good experience at the start of any story arc, and I'm fairly certain they realize how important to deliver it is. Additionally, the MP still actually has a sizeable community to this day; you can still get near instant games and its still fun.

I haven't been keeping up except for watching the subreddits (r/masseffect, r/civ, etc) so specific news on those games.

I will definitely not pre-order unless they allow early reviews and those reviews are positive in the way I'm looking for; I just can't bring myself to do it, even for games I'm looking forward to. I waited on Warhammer, XCom 2, and Overwatch until I either had hands-on myself or heard from the perspectives that I trust to give fairly good reviews.

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General Discussion / Re: I'm back!!!
« on: June 14, 2016, 06:53:34 PM »
The unranked draft mode went live too, and that's basically the new method for people to play - plus we can queue in any size, not just duo!

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General Discussion / Re: I'm back!!!
« on: June 14, 2016, 06:17:28 PM »
Just hit me up when you're ready. No rush, the game isn't going anywhere. :)

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General Discussion / Re: I'm back!!!
« on: June 14, 2016, 05:08:01 PM »
The HOTS ranked play revamp is out today. Looks a lot better!

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General Discussion / Re: I'm back!!!
« on: June 14, 2016, 02:42:16 PM »
Welcome back! Just in time for a lot of things.

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