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The Situation Room 3.0

Discussion in 'The War Room (Mafia Games)' started by Zexy, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Magnificent Entertainer

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    tl;dr
    The Let’s GO games aren’t for everyone. Some people will enjoy them, some won’t. Both sides are valid, because a lot of this is opinion based.

    AE is welcome to not play anymore Pokémon games because of the LG games, and others are welcome to keep enjoying Pokémon games for as long as they want to.

    An argument of opinions doesn’t really go anywhere.
     
  2. AussieEevee

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    I can say it with absolute certainty though. You just can't see it, because you don't WANT to see it.

    IIRC, you also defended USUM... Which admittedly, are also games that I nearly didn't buy... and I'm on the fence about whether or not I wish I didn't.
     
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    As I said, it's only been two weeks since Let's Go came out. What is making you say with certainty already that all future games will be like it? Do you have insider information from Game Freak itself? Because that's the only feasible way.
     
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    Ereshkigal Far too mouthy for my own good.

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    There's not really much of a difference at all. The loot boxes use RNG to determine what they will give out.

    And while I'll agree most loot boxes are that way, the ones for Overwatch are kinda... not? Even if you don't get what you want from them, the ingame currency you'll build up from duplicates will allow you to buy it pretty quickly; you build up that ingame currency surprisingly quickly, as I've learned. Heroes of the Storm uses a similar system, save their lootboxes actually do affect gameplay and, I would concede, are part of the lootbox problem.

    So, no, I'm not holding Activision as innocent, not even under their Blizzard brand. I'm just saying that, in this particular instance, I don't see the problem as existing.

    Consumer advocates are not always correct. Sometimes, they are seriously misinformed about what they are advocating against. For example, most of the consumer advocates who preach against HFCS are, to put it kindly, Darwin-disproving idiots who are perpetuating urban myths and flat-out lies; it's not that HFCS is necessarily healthy for you, just that it's not unhealthy for the reasons most of them are saying (it's a combination of two different sugars, and unhealthy for the same reasons why any sugar is unhealthy).

    You really need to take consumer advocates with a Jupiter-sized grain of salt. Much the same way you need to take corporate spin with a similarly-sized grain of salt.

    How is evidence Steam is a publishing platform not relevant to Steam being a publishing platform? That doesn't make sense.

    I don't even understand why it exists anymore.

    Depends on what you mean by "valuable." The items I've seen considered the most valuable all sell for gold, and fetch hefty prices in the Auction House. Typically, transmog stuff, pets, and mounts. If you're a good white kitten farmer, you can make bank on some servers at an early level. Even more so if you have access to Booty Bay.

    Then how did they buy Coffee Stain and Bugbear Entertainment?

    I played Destiny 2 a bit early on for the computer release. It made me sad that I missed the original, and even more sad the sequel just didn't grab me.

    That should continue. Nintendo has announced plans to keep their handheld console around for quite some time to come.

    Microsoft does most of their development through studios they own and publishing via various means. They are very hard to pin down because of it, so I'm not even entirely certain what studios they have currently active.

    Ah! My bad.

    Sometimes, shoddy design is the point of the game (Goat Simulator, for example). I tend to treat it based on the intention behind it. After all, shoddy design has occasionally led to great things.

    The closest thing I've seen Nintendo get to loot boxes is their amiibos, in particular for how amiibos work in Breath of the Wild, but that's still a one-time payment (per amiibo) for effectively-infinite loot boxes.

    Wait, nope! I'm wrong! They got closer than that, but it's a parody.

    Maybe it's that they don't want to lose a connection to you? Humans are inherently social creatures, and inherently a herd species. Losing a social connection to a member of the herd can be difficult to accept, even if it is part of life.

    I am forced to agree. It gets close to somewhat approaching the same solar system as decent at around $400 in, but that's verging on the sunk cost fallacy.

    That's why I didn't buy it. I took one look at the previews and went, "Yep. The story in this one is gonna suck!" Thank EA, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, and Activision for training me to spot that from a mile away.

    I swear, the modding community has to be the only reason Bethesda stays in business.

    Do you own any of the Fable games? Those would count.

    Hey, I'm keeping Aussie around and engaged. I just hope that I can inspire a sheer stubbornness streak and cause Aussie to stick around just to prove me wrong ;)
     
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    I have seen more wallposts here in this thread in the past couple days than all of TWR in the past year...
     
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    ...sort of.
     
  8. Magnificent Entertainer

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    All in all you’re just another brick in the wall...
     
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    My 2 cents on this. If he wants to leave let him leave, we get nowhere if we don’t let him do what he wants to do. (Also I didn’t read all the posts but the point stands.)
    As for let’s go. The game is actually pretty decent, and honestly I preferred go’s catching style over pure rng, as it adds more than just hoping for the best. Also let’s go added the only time we see a certain gen 2 character post HGSS, and used green’s gen 1 design for the first time in the games. It does have charm, but as ME said, it’s not for everyone, I thought I would hate it myself until the full game came out, and I’m only basing my turnaround of opinions on youtube videos, should I rent the game from my local video rental shop that somehow still exists, I may go back to hating it, who knows. It’s just opinions, none are right
     
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    Well, except for my opinions, of course, since my opinions reflect those of the upper echelon of society and whatnot and are therefore always correct. :p
     
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    Oh please...
     
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    Kinda depressing that the only game we have running right now is a non-mafia game... :p

    (I mean, I know I'm all for breaks between games... but it's been a break and a bit since the last one ended)
     
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  13. Ereshkigal

    Ereshkigal Far too mouthy for my own good.

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    We seem to be having trouble getting people to sign up for games.
     
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    Yeah, which could be related to the holidays. Which sucks.
     
  15. Magnificent Entertainer

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    Ugh. So I started a playthrough of Ultra Moon (The last real Pokemon game)... but now I just can't get the motivation to actually play it... And I went to all that trouble of making my starter an eevee too :eek:

    Reminds me. I still need to make a video like that for my site.
     
  17. Magnificent Entertainer

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    I’m actually starting to get decent at the video editing thing...sort of.
     
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    Time to spread the Chaos!
     
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  19. Ereshkigal

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    Well, don’t join Chaos Mafia, then. Your loss.
     
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