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basist66
basist66 Jan 12 2012, 3:19pm replied:

got any prooflink???

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basist66
basist66 Jan 12 2012, 3:16pm says:

IMHO: I would disagree with "weapon type" effect on stamina. I've been playing airsoft games a little bit and based on this little experience I would say the only thing that matters is the weapon's (H&K G36 in my case) WEIGHT and whether you hold it in your ARMS (in slot 3) or it HANGS ON ITS SLING (it's in inventory) - yes, your arms get tired if you carry it in your arms all the time and some weight is not transferred to your neck, back or chest (depending on how you arrange the sling). AK seemed heavy to me but it is a matter of getting used to it and nothing more. Moreover, Gunslinger is a "tough guy" (same as most of those surviving in the Zone) and such thing as "comfort" should not bother him at all :)

Anyway, there was a lot said about realism by the developers themselves, so whatever I wrote above can be simply ignored :D

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basist66
basist66 Jan 8 2012, 4:09pm replied:

sorry, fluffy22 I read your message as "already SAID that" :) dear modder, please delete my
"I said that earlier - see the dates of our messages ;)"

As for the title of KazakHD - I strongly support that! Maybe, this quest's reward will be "Deputy KazakHD" XD

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basist66
basist66 Jan 8 2012, 3:25pm replied:

I said that earlier - see the dates of our messages ;)

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basist66
basist66 Jan 8 2012, 7:18am replied:

I thought I've seen a calendar where the table was on the left side of the picture - but I checked and no, there was none :)
And now I start to understand what is "design" and artistic approach - I downloaded the panorama and mirrored it to see АВАНГАРД normally. Somehow, the "normal" left-to-right read image looks too commonplace...

+1 vote   media: Lost Alpha Calendars - 2012 January
basist66
basist66 Jan 8 2012, 6:55am replied:

Well, it's not mandatory to re-shoot ALL screens as I see it. You are to assign the reward - as you are the ones knowing all locations and difficulties linked with shooting a particular spot. All I could think of is some "official" title like "the most attentive fan" or smth else.

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basist66
basist66 Jan 7 2012, 5:51pm says:

I HAVE AN IDEA!!!

There are countless screenshots of LA dez0wave team has put to public so far. Apparantly, most of the same images can be seen in the game when it's released - be it road of non-cordon, or a scene of C-Consciousness scientists putting "test-animal" NPC into their tubes and appliences etc.
So, what I propose is a sort of "LA fan photo quest" once YOU have LA installed:

1) find a place you've seen among the LA images;

2) try to make as similar screenshot as you can - your X-Y-Z position with all the HUD / no HUD, weapon in hand, lighting (render), position of dots on the mini-map etc.;

3) submit it to some fileshare server along with the saved game file to prove that your screen is not a product of photoshop, original screen made by dez0wave and sleepless nights of wizardry involving the two; but it's a product of sleepless nights spent on finding the actual in-game position and making a screenshot;

4) would be quite fair if the screens to be "re-shot" were kindly selected by the developer team members since they know the best as to which screen IS possible to repeat and which IS NOT, which CAN be repeated with 100% ACCURACY and which can only have SOME SIMILARITY etc. I mean the "target mark" for us is to be put by them and no other, IMHO;

5) the "reward" for the "quest" is also at their discretion and the relevance or stupidity of the quest itself is OF COURSE open to be discussed by everyone interested / annoyed :)

+2 votes   mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
basist66
basist66 Jan 7 2012, 6:46am says:

Zaporozhets, not Lada :)

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basist66
basist66 Jan 4 2012, 4:40pm says:

but hey, the videos look like something was done to the visual part as well, wasn't it?

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basist66
basist66 Jan 4 2012, 4:23pm says:

GET TO DA CHOPPAH! (c)

Serious, the smoke is almost smell-able! You start controlling my mood and mind with your work, dez0wave! Remove the red hit indicator and put into frame - I'll purchase it from you.

"Enemy spotted. Instructions? - Eliminate him! - Affirmative!"

+1 vote   media: New Year update
basist66
basist66 Jan 4 2012, 4:18pm replied:

Beautiful calendar and screenshots (as always!)! Keep it up and I hope everybody's coped with their hangovers ;)

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basist66
basist66 Jan 4 2012, 4:16pm says:

I simply love the graphic part of your game, meeen!)))
And I do appreciate optional hud parts! I try to play with no hud now - it's something totally different! I turn it on only to loot the corpses and see if I bleed. Otherwise I look into inventory.

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basist66
basist66 Jan 4 2012, 4:13pm says:

Panorama is great but somehow the stadium name got mirrored :) should be АВАНГАРД, but I can see only ДРАГ... from behind the tree :)

+1 vote   media: Lost Alpha Calendars - 2012 January
basist66
basist66 Jan 1 2012, 2:28am replied:

I guess cheaters would anyway throw snowbOLTs, not snowbALLs XD

But the idea is good! For example, STALKER for children - a multiplayer map with snowballs as the only weapon. If anyone gets hit - he falls but then gets up rubbing his legs (same as when NPC gets up from a campfire) and he can play on. With no blood, death or weapons.

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basist66
basist66 Dec 26 2011, 12:37pm replied:

it's like "I say JUMP - you say HOW HIGH" -> "We say WORRY - you say HOW BAD" :)

+2 votes   mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
basist66
basist66 Dec 22 2011, 4:03pm says:

Knives may be deadly in skillful hands, you know? ;)
But what is your explanation of having this kind of knife in the Zone? A man has to be too self-confident to come into the Zone with a rusty and lousy piece of metal, IMHO.

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basist66
basist66 Dec 21 2011, 1:03pm replied:

yeah, boxes confuse me too much :) hope it is something dez0wave will CUT out of LA))))))))) and later on someone will restore this authentic 'cutout' feature)))))))))

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basist66
basist66 Dec 21 2011, 11:04am says:

oh, oh, oh! Take me to your qality asurens team! I faind oll typoz fasst!

:)

Jokes aside - I'm really very strict on typos, but you probably mean something different than the text part of the game...

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basist66
basist66 Dec 20 2011, 11:16am replied:

which "mason" stuff???

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basist66
basist66 Dec 20 2011, 11:13am says:

Hey, don't be scrooges! :) paying for some good work is nothing but normal. But only in case the MONEY will go to developers directly, not to distributors or anything else.

Also, I am using this "information space" to congratulate a good hard-working person on the occasion of his birthday! Wish him all the inspiration and rule the worl... the PC gaming area and have all the luck and success he wants! ;)

+2 votes   mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
basist66
basist66 Dec 19 2011, 2:35pm replied:

yeah, one more "can't wait" generator indeed! :D

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basist66
basist66 Dec 16 2011, 10:41pm says:

"keep your fingers crossed for gsc, AND FOR US TOO" - maaan, don't scare me (us)! Now we should cross all fingers AND toes))) We keep them crossed for GSC but we have only 20 in total you know? :) we still have to manipulate ourselves in space, which is quite complicated having fingers crossed for you guys :D

Of course we will keep them crossed!

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basist66
basist66 Dec 16 2011, 10:28pm replied:

Since you've mentioned the STALKER shop... IMHO, this is something they have 'overdone', like 'chased thelong buck' or squeezed the golden egg-laying chicken too hard - what was wrong with just making game(s)??? I know the piracy rate in Ukraine and CIS is sky-high but... Maybe I don't understand a thing in marketing but tv-series, clothes line, magazine, desktop games, figures (statuettes)... I think this should have been given to fans to handle and then GSC would just choose the best out of it to take under the 'official' STALKER brand or something.
I think all these 'marketing tricks' hook up only the children and teenagers. Is it really the profitable thing to do?

My point is (and all of us might agree) that time and money should be spent on proper DEVELOPMENT and TESTING of the game, rather than PROMOTING it in any (im)possible way. As far as I know, the most criticizing of STALKER was related to bugs and dropouts but not the 'advertisement' or 'promotion strategy'. Again, I see it from my side of the 'consumer chain', maybe the other side is non the less important...

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basist66
basist66 Dec 11 2011, 11:44am says:

I guess THIS is how 'old' infrastructure should look like in Europe or America, ha? xD sorry, if you are from Australia - no offence - but my point is that OLD infrastructure is what we see in STALKER.

Once again, sorry for that off-topic. I will ANYWAY wait for this thing's release because 'gun-free' and non-violent game is a VERY rare thing to see nowadays!

Best of luck to you!

+2 votes   game: INFRA
basist66
basist66 Dec 10 2011, 4:20pm replied:

my bad: I meant "how long does it take for DEVELOPERS to implement the story line for a level?" :)

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basist66
basist66 Dec 10 2011, 1:06pm replied:

That's what I'm asking :) I already know about the deleted 'no, we're still there' twit, I thought KazakHD has a FRESH info from GSC themselves.

Back to LA topic: are those large 5 levels you have left? ;) I mean - loooooong ones to complete the story line for? ;D

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basist66
basist66 Dec 10 2011, 11:55am replied:

where's this info from?

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basist66
basist66 Dec 10 2011, 3:25am says:

Well, let me as a person who have had all the chances to taste the 'deeds' of Ukrainian government (UG for being short) tell you who don't know it. A little off-topic but might clarify the situation about UG involvement in GSC break-up:

These freaks from UG are really CAPABLE of doing that. They're after EVERY buck and nickel in this country and any rich or successful enterprise is ought to be THEIRS (as they see it). What they actually DO as official institution goes beyond any common sense and stands no criticism AT ALL. So as soon as the UG bastards got to know about who GSC are, and how popular the STALKER brand is - they would surely 'contact' Grigorovich and 'have a conversation' or 'make a proposal he couldn't refuse'.
I'll tell you more - people who SAVED Ukraine and adjacent territories (if not half the world) from REAL threat of Chernobyl (the 'chernobyltsi'), the liquidators back then in 1986 - these same people who are left till now (they are slowly dying in pain of radiation and numerous radiation-caused diseases) got their government benefits and payments REDUCED recently, which almost means CANCELLED!

So, the last from me on the subject would be this - I REALLY HOPE IT IS 'PR' OR THE REASON FOR CLOSING GSC NOT BEING LINKED TO THE UG.

Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to see LA far more successful and better 'lo-profile' than closed. Good luck to you all, dez0wave!

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basist66
basist66 Dec 7 2011, 1:35pm replied:

too many you say... ok, I think we'll find a solution to their number

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basist66
basist66 Dec 4 2011, 12:07pm says:

Which number of watchers? Where do you see those numbers?

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