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About sphyrth

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    Mon Janiel
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  1. sphyrth

    Empires Apart. ==Freemium==

    Their devs (or whoever is really running the business model) need to stop. It's one thing that they've released a dead game, but it's another to make their cash-grabbing mentality more and more blatant. I mean Lootcrates... really. Even a privileged "Founder" can't benefit from it. He says so in the comments. https://steamcommunity.com/games/530630/announcements/detail/1709573630097509492
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    Empires Apart. ==Freemium==

    You guys gotta hand it to 'em, though, the Steamcharts showed a blip of life in the game. But I kinda enjoyed the hate it has been getting. It's hilarious! Take this one reaction for the change to Free-to-Play for example: Really that is your justification to those that paid money for the game, I'm sure they didn't know they were buying a "season pass" as a "Founder" for a FTP. As it is I'm not even buying the game for free.
  3. Hedgewars OpenArena Super TuxKart Secret Chronicles of Dr. M (from the ashes of Secret Maryo Chronicles) Warzone2100 Pokemon Emerald (Because Tuxemon might not be finished in my lifetime) The Zelda games from Solarus (Still waiting for the upcoming one). FLARE's campaign Minetest Super Mario War I thought I was already too old for games. Now that I listed them down, I realized just how wide the gaming genres I have under my belt. And, yes, I DO STILL play these games... except for FLARE since I already finished it. I'm just watching the updates.
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    0 A.D. - The Grand Vision

    Face it, wow. You're the only one who can create a vision, and implement it. I just doubt that your age will be friendly to you at this point.
  5. Now THAT'S an argument. It's one of the reasons why board games (like chess) have trouble getting into the Olympic category.
  6. “If you have egames where it’s about killing somebody, this cannot be brought into line with our Olympic values.” (Thomas Bach) Games like Age of Empires is about taking over empires through slavery and brute military force, so they can't be in line with Olympic values. People dying and getting beat up through physical sports do not count (I don't know about dying, but basketball, football, soccer, and ice hockey are known to have brawls). They are still in line with Olympic values. Since pointing and clicking with your mouse buttons so that you can reduce the HP of that certain 3D Graphics model counts as "somebody actually killed (as in real-world killed)", is the reason why fencing, boxing, wrestling, and those martial arts sports are not as dangerous. I know that people are more adept at taking Bach's statement down, but can't he see such simple flaws in his reasoning?
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    Food and citizens

    For a long time I considered suggesting this mechanic because of the "Infinite Food from Fields" would be made better use of. Well, that and the aforementioned realism and history. However, the Gamer Instinct says "It's just another unnecessary headache." and didn't entertain it any further.
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    Questionable use of war elephants

    Add to that the DE is the "fix the main game" vision mod.
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    Rome 2 Total War gameplay

    Creative Assembly has set the standard: "We've finally released the game" means "We need 4-5 more years of patching." Any game that goes beyond that won't cut it.
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    Can we agree on this?

    Disagreeing just for the kicks. Because I want to put Women in formation, then send them to packs of lions. After that, watch them scatter for their lives.
  11. sphyrth

    Empires Apart. ==Freemium==

    In the world of Empires Apart, they do exist. Anyway, they're making the effort to fix the bugs. All I want to see them do first is apologize for releasing it even with the problems that need to be addressed. I mean, just read the latest announcement for yourself. Also, I wasn't surprised that even with the 34% decrease in price people are saying that it's still not worth it.
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    Empires Apart. ==Freemium==

    Gonna relieve some of my stress by stating what the recent patch includes: Improved server connection by lessening the amount of playerbase (maximum of 2 per session) Better management of financial resources (on the players' side) by the steady decline of Empires Apart's gains Improved method of alienating the Youtubers who promoted the game Resonance22 found out that the devs care little about his work ZeroEmpires has yet to make his review (probably he can't make it positive enough) Making the spinning unit a forever-feature because they love players whine about it
  13. My, my. The discussion has devolved into a general gameplay discussion. Balance I noticed that in every Alpha, different balancing complaints are being addressed: 1. Roman Swordsman rush destroys Civic Centers immediately! That's no fun 2. Skiritai Commando and Slinger Rushes destroy buildings quickly! That's no fun 3. Cav Rushes are too OP! That's no fun 4. Ranged Cavs are unstoppable! That's no fun 5. There's something wrong with Siege Weapons! Is there an end to this? Counter System Yeah, it needs to be brought back since the planned combat system has yet to take successful fruit. Citizen Soldiers I'll advocate that Citizen Soldiers should only be available in the Civic Center. Because, you know, they are Citizen Soldiers (villagers that can fight; NOT soldiers that can gather). They are technically defined as Resource Gatherers, but they're visually defined as Fighters. -- This is where the developer/designer-to-player miscommunication happens. Different "Barracks" for Different Types of Units It's getting there. We'll just have to wait. Even the Siege Workshop is being done. Gameplay Vision Seriously, the classic playerbase vs. modern playstyle is rearing its ugly head again. And the devs (who still need a tremendous amount of help) are being forced on the fence trying to decide how the game should be played.
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    [NOT] Just Another UI

    I love the round version! It feels less strain for the eyes. + Points for the consistent feel to the bottom panel: What you need to know on the Upper half What you can click on the lower half
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    0 A.D. on YouTube

    *Gasp! People can stream the game almost immediately?!
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