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Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 14 2010, 10:53pm replied:

Quite contrary, EA isn't the only company bringing disappointment to the shelves. Many Splinter Cell fans were angered by the recent release, and Ubisoft pioneered the DRM that everyone's complaining about, only they've been having worse luck with it lately as well. Nintendo has outright ridiculed Gamers in general and enraged its share of fanboys with poor 3rd party dev support on the Wii.

Don't get me started on Sega. You see more fault with the companies you have more interest in. It's a simple matter of how much attention you're paying to that company. We're all scrutinizing of EA more simply because they hold our favorite franchise. Fact being: The large companies are taking a hit from the global economic status. On the bright side, there's an upturn for indie devs and the smaller publishers as the larger companies catch the worse media flak. When the companies are done hemorrhaging staff, they'll either crumble or be completely rebuilt by who's left.
Lets just hope the new guys have the foresight to keep things fresh and follow small company examples like Westwood and Blizzard so the fan base remains more than just a fuel for the company.

Come to think of it, C&C 4's gameplay seems like it should have made a Dune game, except the crawlers would be spice harvesting platforms(Like the book described them as) and instead of a TCN there'd be spice patches that you deploy it in to collect while fighting the enemy house.

But yes, obvious troll post is obvious.

+3 votes   group: Command & Conquer Westwood Fans
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 14 2010, 12:12am replied:

It's from TS:FS you only see them in the final mission of either campaign. Core Obelisk is just a bigger, badder obelisk, and Obelisk of Darkness, is, you guessed it, an Anti-Air Obelisk.

+1 vote   group: Command & Conquer Westwood Fans
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 13 2010, 1:56am says:

I'd offer modeling, but I'm pretty much limiting myself to prop work, and I have a fairly slow work pace at the moment as I'm in a modeling course at a local trade school. On the bright side, I do my own textures whenever possible. But I should also note I'm a bit of a perfectionist which gets me hung up on individual projects for longer than I should be.

+1 vote   news: Project Update
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 12 2010, 1:21pm replied:

TS was C&C 2. Tiberian Twilight was originally going to be a direct sequel. It was to feature CABAL and perhaps the Scrin as separate teams. Nod and GDI would begin a fight for the alliance of The Forgotten who gained the ability to control Tiberium and therefore turn it against the invaders.
This became C&C 3 with the mutants as little more than a footnote.

+1 vote   group: C&C Paradise
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 12 2010, 3:27am says:

I'm interested, but after the reading I assume this is to remain private, correct?

+1 vote   mod: ProcyonHook
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 12 2010, 3:09am replied:

Resource collecting is still present, but you don't need to maintain it once you've filled out your tech tree. The idea is a fast paced gameplay that isn't muddled up by late game resource scarcity or rushing.

I like C&C 4 and I feel they had a right to change up the gameplay after so many identical titles, but it could have been much better, I'm not even going to get into the problems. I think the unit cap can be very problematic at times, especially seeing as the lowest amount one unit can take up is 3, but as I said I'm not gonna get into all the little things that bug me.

Also, about the constant internet connection, you really shouldn't be playing it by yourself at all, the gameplay isn't at its best until you've done coop with 4 friends.(Assuming you have a stable connection)

+2 votes   group: CNC4 - love it or hate it!!
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 11 2010, 10:07pm says:

So it's voice chat and image display?

+1 vote   media: Click21 - Demo ScreenShot
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 11 2010, 6:36pm replied:

EA actually supports third party game creation, so long as you don't sell it. Even then, if it was good enough, they'd probably be willing to allow it if they got some of the profit.

When the Reborn Team asked EA if it was okay to use the W3D engine and release Reborn for free, they replied with "Go for it, we love free advertising."

Most of the law suits EA is involved in are from employees suing them for unpaid overtime. A symptom of working at a company with such stringent release dates that they're willing to compromise quality just to ensure they're met.

+1 vote   group: Command & Conquer Westwood Fans
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 10 2010, 3:18pm says:

Another step towards originality.

+2 votes   media: Twisted Insurrection - New Logo
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 9 2010, 8:57pm says:

Seeing as this is a mod and game development resource site, instead of complaining about how EA ruined your childhood, why don't you all take steps towards rebuilding the games the way you see fit, either through modding or starting from scratch. Of course you won't be able to sell it if it's based off of C&C, but it's great portfolio work and there's other ways you can make money should you need any to support the project.

Even if you were to just come up with concepts, it really is more conducive than complaining about something you won't change any time soon.

And remember, all developers(Whether they want the money or the art aspect) are receptive of CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. So putting down what you'd want in a new game would get better results than idle threats to EA, who I can assure you, won't listen to them.

We all know Renegade would be cooler if it wasn't under the time restraints EA put on it, but that's the beauty of a site like this, you get plenty of opportunity to do it yourself.

+4 votes   group: Command & Conquer Westwood Fans
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 8 2010, 9:05pm says:

Neat how Red Tiberium is actually at the lower end on this one, and I like how everything is in keeping with the light spectrum.

I recall blue growing more often in colder and mutated environments. It's trivial, though, as nobody seems to have officially taken note of such behavior.

+4 votes   feature: The Tiberium Odyssey.
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 7 2010, 3:12pm says:

A little late on commenting, but it's great.

+2 votes   media: Time Bomb B1
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 7 2010, 2:59pm says:

Not bad, I can certainly sense the feeling it will put into the game.

+3 votes   media: Hide and Seek
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 7 2010, 2:56pm says:

The vocal snippets annoyed me when I heard them in the original, it wouldn't be bad if it was just the one time in the beginning of the song. Other than that, it's pretty good.
That's my two cents, take it or leave it.

+2 votes   media: Re-Act On Instinct
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 4 2010, 5:07pm says:

Too bad, I'd have payed more but I'm not getting more money until after this amazing deal. Oh, well, not like I can't donate on my own.

+3 votes   news: Introducing the Humble Indie Bundle (pay what you want)
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 4 2010, 1:08pm says:

The second word is dawn...
Is the whole thing...
Black Dawn...?

+3 votes   media: A Sign of Things to Come
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 4 2010, 2:20am says:

So a campaign mode?
Original, right?

+2 votes   media: A Sign of Things to Come
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 1 2010, 11:00pm says:

I've noticed similar mismatches with Nod and Scrin units, don't remember which, though.

+1 vote   mod: Tiberium Essence
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 May 1 2010, 6:38pm replied:

I agree with this. Although House Ordos doesn't fit in with the rest of the mythos, I don't think it would be hard to angle them in with the rest of the factions that crop up throughout Dune.

I'd also like to see a conquest style gameplay mode where you can manage territories and organize assaults on new strategic locations on different planets in order to expand your empire. You know, so the logistics aspect isn't only handled on Arrakis. I'd say something like the Conquest Mode in Kane's Wrath, but spanning more than one world.

+3 votes   game: Dune: War of the Spice
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 29 2010, 7:53pm replied:

Off the top of my head:
I found the combat music in C&C 4 to be fitting(To the Death, The Harder They Fall), more specifically the sort of industrial/electronic percussion aspects alongside violin. While the vocals are decent, they complete the songs more in a 'good enough' way at times, I'd avoid anything sounding like the breakdown in To The Death(2:31-3:16).

Hate to sound like someone absolutely obsessed with Frank Klepacki, as many C&C fans are, but he does a good job with Ancient Presence from Universe at War. Youtube.com I think something to that effect would make great passive music for either faction.

+1 vote   media: Eclipse Overture
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 29 2010, 2:36am says:

Not saying it isn't good, but unless this game is going in a different direction I thought initially, I don't see it as fitting.

+3 votes   media: Eclipse Overture
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 24 2010, 6:11pm says:

Are the feet gonna reposition while turning in the future? Hardly necessity, just a nice little bit of polish.

What's that about Source? The only link this has to Half-Life is this game's predecessor.

+1 vote   news: Engine Progress - SgtBarlow's Map
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 23 2010, 5:54pm says:

Oh, cool squads of 4.

+2 votes   media: Nod Awakened
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 20 2010, 12:05pm says:

Hah! So it isn't really a carryALL is it?

But seriously, nice job, the props on it look relatively small, though.

+1 vote   media: GDI Carry-All
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 20 2010, 12:02pm says:

I like where this is going, but the stacks on the power plant and the radar dish don't quite fit The Brotherhood's low profile style. I think the dish could at least be sized down a little, and maybe the stacks have a little darker coloration.

+1 vote   media: Nod Artillery
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 11 2010, 12:23am says:

Great job, now I can stand to use ground vehicles other than motor cycles, but I still feel like they are still a little awkward to drive.

+1 vote   mod: Saints Row 2 Handling Mod
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 10 2010, 9:02pm replied:

Ohhh, I see. That makes sense, then. I thought it was just idling.

+1 vote   media: effect for new bison/ox-transport
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 10 2010, 2:06pm says:

That's a lot of exhaust, maybe cut down distance of how far down it goes?

+1 vote   media: effect for new bison/ox-transport
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 10 2010, 4:18am says:

I love how fickle the 12 year old portion of the community has become since the studio where C&C was developed changed its name from Westwood to EALA.

A. German is one of the parent languages of English, tons of words can be found in common. (Not to mention, German borrows new words from English)
B. If you can't identify the things in your build menu by picture, then you probably can't really play C&C.
C. Learn some patience, if you want progress to be halted on an unfinished product just so you can play a buggy version of the final product, GB2 Renegade.

I'd rather wait for something nice than rush it as it is now.

But, hey, maybe if all the people who are angry that you have the audacity to make it in your own language rather than theirs stop watching, they'll stop spamming "MAEK ENLIH VERSON PLZ" and you won't need to be constantly explaining to them that you're doing what's in their best interest.

+5 votes   media: Neuer Effekt für Plasmadisk-Upgrade
Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 8 2010, 4:28pm says:

Lesson1: Deutsch ist töll. Deutsch macht spass.

I dunno, don't really look like disks anymore...

+2 votes   media: Neuer Effekt für Plasmadisk-Upgrade
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