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Comment: Re:So, when can we expect... (Score 1) 155

by jxander (#47998811) Attached to: Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Na. Dota is always just a single character per player.

Did you ever play WarCraft 3? Remember the hero units that would level up and progress with you? DOTA is basically *only* those. You pick one hero (the list has expanded to ridiculous levels) and fight in 5v5 with other people, in a top-down isometric view that can be moved independently of your character (exactly like Starcraft or non-MMO Warcraft) instead of the over-the-shoulder camera that moves with you in MMOs

Comment: Re:So, when can we expect... (Score 1) 155

by jxander (#47979557) Attached to: Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

How about this, for an interesting concept... players could control multiple characters to balance it out. Not full sized armies or anything, but small swarms/squads

... just an off-the-cuff example, you could play as: 1 Ultralisk or 3 hydralisks, 4 terrans (Marine/Firebat), 2 Zealots, 1 Siege Tank, 3 Dragoons, or 8 zerglings, etc etc. (tweak as necessary)

The bigger units would play like a traditional MMO character, and the groups would play like a pet-class, with one of the pack designated as the lead (or some newly invented mechanic specifically for them).

Comment: Re:I'm happy about it (Score 2) 155

by jxander (#47979485) Attached to: Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Kinda reminds me of chess.

At low/mediocre level play, people will make "bad" moves on which a top-tier professional would easily capitalize. Lower skill players don't always know the perfect strategies, so it mixes up the games and keeps things interesting. You can try some bonkers strategy, and if it doesn't quite go to plan, you're not completely hosed

At the top tiers, it's all about sticking to formula crafted by the absolute pinnacle players, and never deviating from those formulas unless you manage to become one of those pinnacle players

Comment: Re:Just proves the point (Score 1) 1262

While GP is definitely off the mark, it's easy to see how it came to be

There are many women who confuse feminism with misandry, especially in social media.

Combine that with the fact that Anita S. is preaching a very flawed view of feminism, primarily through social media, and it's easy to lump her in with the misandrists.

Personally, I just think she's a poor researcher, and poor orator. Her underlying points have merit, but her methods are flawed, and she lacks a level of eloquence that I'm used to seeing on "professional" internet opinion blogs.

Comment: Re:The death of leniency (Score 1) 643

by jxander (#47769309) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras


The vast majority of the footage would never actually be seen. Just cataloged and stored for however long the statue of limitations is. The stuff that gets watched will be in the event of an incident or complaint.

I highly doubt many citizens will start complaining: "He let me off with a warning!! HOW DARE HE! Check the tapes, you'll see!"

Comment: Re:Illegal (Score 1) 182

by jxander (#47761629) Attached to: Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

Is that quote in TFA somewhere? I'm not seeing it, though I have a lot of their flash blocked.

As best as I can tell from the article, the entire devious plans boil down to "Book Lyft ride. Preach the gloriousness of Uber to the driver. Repeat"

So you have to wait to make sure you get a different driver. Otherwise you'd be preaching to the same driver.

Your code should be more efficient!