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Comment: Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (Score 1) 291

by Tyr07 (#47930253) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

You're a little too black and white.

You think if someone is better than you they must be 'hard core' and play all the time.
That's a perfect example of peoples sensitive ego. Oh, I died. I don't suck at video games, these people clearly have no lives and are hard core.

The average gamer isn't "hard core". They play more than the casual I play once a week people, but significantly less than the every day people.
There's just a lot of people who assume they're the average level of skill, when a lot of people are honestly, just bad at video games.

Maybe they're amazing mechanics, or accountants, but that hand eye co-ordination to play video games well? Not everyone has it, a lot of people don't really.
Or you play video games a few times a month only, You're casual or occasional gamers, and the gaming world isn't made up of you.
The game sales, isn't from casual / occasional gamers. It's from average gamers.

And we also still lose to 'hard core' gamers, we make up the majority of the gaming community, I am part of this crowd.
Know how I know this? Because I play with these people on average during my average amount of time playing games.

Their average skill level is comparable to my average skill level. We do run into those who kick our ass, we have a less sensitive ego and shrug it off.

Guy below me wants to filter out 'hard core people' but I'll call it as it really is.

"Filter out people who beat me because I believe I'm a decent player, and anyone who beats me must be hard core and should be taken out of the game"
Yep, that line is going to upset people, but if you're reading this, and that line upset you, why did you think it was directed at you?

Ahhh...ouuu...the magic.

Comment: Re:Ads (Score 1) 329

by Tyr07 (#47917421) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

[quote]And so a whole new generation of gamers will learn the pain and heartache of a loved name from their childhood getting ruined by a poorly-thought-out corporate-developed sequel.[/quote]

No idea how that's a mod funny....

But I'm not going to tell you that it won't be ruined, or that it'll be fantastic. I have no idea about it, we can all make assumptions, but really I have no idea.
And neither do you.

Microsoft has released some fantastic games, and some other not so good ones. So I'd sit back, wait and see. If it's terrible, don't buy it, if you think it looks like fun, buy it.

It's like the internet in general, if content offends you, stop looking at it and let it be.

Comment: Negative mutliplayer posts (Score 0) 291

by Tyr07 (#47917397) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

I know your types.

The game doesn't make you feel like you're super best so you don't want to play. It's fine if an AI kills you, but if a player does, your ego is too sensitive for it.

I love multiplayer FOR the challenge. AI are repetitive, predictable, and just a small puzzle once beaten doesn't change. I lose, I win, I laugh, I cry, I rage, they rage, it's all good.
Players on the other hand, although some you definitely mute, will come up with new strategies and tactics, making the game a challenge.

Stop being a care bear and crying because you are not the best at something.
Play it for the challenge, not the ego stroking.

Comment: Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (Score 1) 291

by Tyr07 (#47917215) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

If multiplayer is dominated by obsessive players with endless time to practice, then they are the average gamer.

If you are the minority who learns to die a little less, you would be an occasional gamer, or casual gamer.
It's turned into an e-sport depending on the game.

Imagine if you would soccer, you had a team who played the games that were scheduled and showed up to practice.
Then you, show up once and awhile to practice, and play the odd game.
If you commented 'Soccer is dominated by professionals who have too much time to practice, but the average soccer player performs poorly'
would be incorrect. As you are a casual player, not the average.

Comment: Re:hope for improvements (Score 3, Interesting) 329

by Tyr07 (#47908543) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

You're obviously modding the game.

Default minecraft vanilla installations with default graphics pack eats like 800 MB of ram.
Cpu is not used that much.

Now, the mod pack I put together, uses 2.3GB of ram for the client and a lot more CPU.
Mods aren't designed for performance, more for compatibility, which means they drastically increase resource requirements.
If they were developed by a single team and placed directly into the game, you would see a significant performance boost for those 'mods'

Comment: Re:Ads (Score 2) 329

by Tyr07 (#47908501) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Unless of course....

Because you purchased the name, you can develop Minecraft 2, DLC content for the original or a sequel, and the players
who already purchased Minecraft will likely purchase a's worth the purchase.

Clones don't do so well, because those who are interested in that kind of game, I will make a broad assumption here, won't hide it, probably own Minecraft,
and the clones can't compete with the current modding community. So it's hard to take off.

But owning the name Minecraft, that's huge.

Comment: Re:Whiners (Score 1) 609

by Tyr07 (#47907047) Attached to: Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

First time my android phone does this it's gone.

Stay the **** out of my library, I'm tired enough of the ads being everywhere, trying to control and probe everything we do and watch and where we spend our money.

That's like having super loud ads yelling at you and you saying just plug your ears.
Now I'd be listening to my playlist and someone elses shitty music comes in? You know eventually they'll lead that to ads.
I hope it has a serious backlash against them for that behavior.

Comment: It's not "free money" (Score 2) 215

by Tyr07 (#47893355) Attached to: Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

There is nothing that is actually free. Yeah, a lot of people are going to have to show how serious they are by investing their own time and money into it first.

You can't get it risk free by doing kick starter and expect everyone else will absorb the risk.
I think the idea for kick starter is that you come up with something fantastic, you then start working on it.

You got this cool prototype that has a lot of potential, but you want to make it soar. To do that, you'll need funding for wages, to pay for your
expenses while you devote time to it, for licenses, for materials if it's not digital, for equipment to make it. Then you hit up kick starters.

If your ideas were fantastic enough to have absolutely nothing but an idea written on paper that will get you funding, you'd hit up a developer / corporation
who is willing to fund you.

Also, maybe a lot of people didn't think the concept was as good as you thought it was, and that people wanted to take that chance on it.

Comment: What they're really buying (Score 2) 368

by Tyr07 (#47869495) Attached to: Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

When Microsoft purchases minecraft, they're buying the name.

It's popular, well known, and a success. If they manage to do with the current version, or even if they leave it as is, the important thing....

Is that they can make Minecraft 2 as they own the IP and will sell a crap ton. They can rewrite it into any language they feel, optimize it, add a ton new features (Basically add all the things mods are doing) and bam, profit.

Although technically they wouldn't even need to improve performance or write it in a different language. Simply can add a host of new features, call it MC 2.

Comment: Re:Last night (Score 2, Insightful) 818

by Tyr07 (#47845685) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

We're using the it used to be worse arguments?

Okay. Once upon a time there used to be entire empires that used slaves.
You couldn't own anything, had no money, you were a slave.

You are no longer allowed to complain about who is in power, your taxes, your living conditions, your wages, cost of living,
traffic, or anything else you can think of.

Today people still starve and die from thirst / hunger. So if you have food and water, you no longer need any other rights as it's better than what it could be.

No? Maybe people have a right to complain about seating, and receive better options.

Comment: Re:Reverse-SSH tunnel phone-home from remote devic (Score 0) 137

by Tyr07 (#47845611) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Server Support and Monitoring Solution?

Everyone who is posting suggestions is actually being useful. These are called 'Ideas' and the original poster can read these 'ideas' and see if something suitable comes to mind. It may also provide him with the valuable insight after researching these solutions that maybe he in fact does need a network admin.

It's also possible one of the solutions offered will actually suit his needs. He may not require slashdots "help" in any form, he may simply just reaching out to see if there is something he hasn't thought of yet. Communal advice and information. Welcome to the digital age.

For all you know he could be an exceptionally skilled network admin and more advanced than the people around him so a conversation with them may have a lower chance of yielding results, so he thought he'd throw it out there and see if anyone with knowledge would come forward and offer some ideas.

Being thorough doesn't mean you're "screwed" because you're at the point where you "need" help from people who browse slashdot.

Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.