Into: Gaming (duh), cinema, history, anime, ponies, kendo, gliding, good beers, good food, writing, drawing, wargaming. Some favourite games/series: Project Reality, Total War, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Half Life. Close follow ups: Timesplitters, Halo, Team Fortress, Mass Effect, Fallout.

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Renegatz
Renegatz Nov 17 2014, 7:20am says:

Fingers crossed that JCDenton2000 was right.

+1 vote   mod: Missing Information
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Renegatz Nov 17 2014, 7:15am says:

Not a bad idea. It's already looking quite atmospheric though.

+2 votes   media: Construction WIP
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Renegatz Nov 17 2014, 7:12am says:

Still can't wait to play this.

+2 votes   article: Ten years of Half-Life 2
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Renegatz Aug 20 2014, 11:54am says:

Excellent to see that you guys are still giving it your all, truly.

+2 votes   article: The Big One
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Renegatz Aug 16 2014, 11:52pm replied:

Agreed. Keep up the good work you guys!

+4 votes   media: Samuel, Trav (Male 10) and Cheaple
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Renegatz Jun 22 2014, 5:34am says:

Very interesting read.

+3 votes   article: News Update #46: A Relic of Another Time
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Renegatz Jun 21 2014, 8:41am says:

Oh my god.

+5 votes   media: Do What the Nice Lady Says!
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Renegatz Jun 12 2014, 7:25am says:

So atmospheric.

+6 votes   media: Morning in the Valley
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Renegatz Jun 12 2014, 7:25am says:

That guy's a zombie, right? Cuz otherwise, that's one weird way to stand...

+1 vote   media: Characters - Night
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Renegatz Jun 8 2014, 10:22am replied:

Ah, I was thinking I might be able to just rework the already-done translations. Too bad. Hope you find someone.

+3 votes   game: CryZone:NEYA-7
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Renegatz Jun 8 2014, 4:17am says:

Do you guys need help with smoothing out the English translations for dialogue? Not to sound like a ****, but I'm a pretty good writer and I'd be glad to help out with some of it if you want.

+4 votes   game: CryZone:NEYA-7
Renegatz
Renegatz Jun 2 2014, 10:30am replied:

Yeah that video was hilarious, glad I'm not the only one.

+1 vote   group: Bronies of Moddb™
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Renegatz Jun 2 2014, 10:26am replied:

Whoah, way to read into my comment there. "Starting to sound like those parents" from a single line, lol. You just said it yourself though, that her original appeal came from her cute eye-derpiness. My personal preference for Derpy would be more nuanced, someone who's a bit clumsy and has her head in the clouds, yet with a minimum level of intelligence and personality so as to be three-dimensional. I just don't get that vibe from this picture, hence why I don't like it.

I don't find anything insulting to her character because she's largely a fan construct, so please don't put words in my mouth.

+1 vote   media: Human Derpy Promo
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Renegatz Jun 1 2014, 11:14am says:

Tasteless, imo. I prefer Derpy when she's cute, not a caricatural circus-act. Bring the negative karma.

+1 vote   media: Human Derpy Promo
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Renegatz May 18 2014, 7:21pm replied:

I'll take you on your word. Cheers and likewise :)

+1 vote   mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
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Renegatz May 18 2014, 5:11pm replied:

Thank you Lambo, Refrag and CBI for your responses. I just want to specify that I'm more concerned with the alleged immersion-breaking development choices that I described than simple bugs, which can be fixed eventually. Either way I'll definitely give it a download after the next patch and see if the Zone smiles upon my rig :P

+1 vote   mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
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Renegatz May 18 2014, 4:24pm says:

As soon as I heard that this was going to be released I told myself I'd wait and only grab it when it's seen as solid by the community. Now I'm not sure. I've been waiting for this since 2011 and donated to what I saw as a dream-come-true project. I also haven't played any SoC all this time in order to (laugh all you like) make it more of a virgin rediscovery of the game when LA came out. And yet, perusing through the reviews is concering. Though 10/10's form the vast majority, it's hard to find anything more than "BEST MOD EVAARRR" in each one, whereas the reviews people seem to have put any kind of thought and insight into are all pretty critical of the content, and these don't seem to be things that are on the fix-list unfortunately.

I'm mainly talking about things like very bad quests, tedious and unbalanced gameplay, bad attempts at humour, crappy voice-acting, crappy cutscenes and this kind of stuff. For those of you who love atmosphere and immersion: are these a problem as much as they sound?

+2 votes   mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
Renegatz
Renegatz Apr 30 2014, 3:43pm says:

Thanks for this, great pic.

+1 vote   media: Your Friends Want To Help You Their Way
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Renegatz Apr 16 2014, 6:16am says:

Yeah wow, these environments are great.

+2 votes   media: Extended april's Media Release
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Renegatz Dec 17 2013, 4:25pm says:

You guys rock. I agree with some of the criticisms already posted, so I won't repeat them, but best of luck!!!

+2 votes   media: Raising the Bar - Official Teaser.
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Renegatz Nov 23 2013, 11:17am says:

Wow, excellent atmosphere; I can almost *smell* the beta feel :D

@Cvoxalury Now that I look at it, perhaps the apartment block on the right is a bit overbearing (no side alleys, crevices, openings etc.), but the faceted-ness of the cylinder is alright.

+5 votes   media: Industrial Street V1.0
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Renegatz Nov 6 2013, 8:34am says:

Very smooth.

+1 vote   media: Lost Squad HUD
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Renegatz Nov 6 2013, 8:31am says:

Very nice. Looks both detailed and realistic.

+2 votes   media: Bradley M2
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Renegatz Oct 23 2013, 7:06am says:

Excellent.

Edit: I added some stuff about how I could have found it even cooler, then read the Dev blog, and now Imma just stfu, because this is perfect.

+3 votes   media: Current HUD Design
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Renegatz Oct 18 2013, 4:06pm says:

Awesome bunker.

+4 votes   media: Flak 38
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Renegatz Oct 18 2013, 3:46pm says:

So you're following Raising the Bar too, huh? I really hope those guys don't quit.

+1 vote   member: iAmaNewb
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Renegatz Oct 8 2013, 4:34pm says:

Sounds great, RCOM was my most anticipated CoP mod for a long time. Looking forward to it, and best of luck.

+1 vote   article: RCOM: Past. Present. Future
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Renegatz Sep 26 2013, 3:12pm says:

Very nice work so far.

+1 vote   media: Bullsquid
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Renegatz Jun 30 2013, 10:59pm says:

I like it :)

+2 votes   media: Consul Office
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Renegatz Jun 27 2013, 1:58pm says:

Just plain awesome.

+3 votes   media: Chrysalis' Turn
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Renegatz Jun 20 2013, 11:47am says:

Wow, the use of colours and depth. Great upload thib!

+3 votes   media: Princess Luna
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Renegatz Jun 20 2013, 11:46am replied:

I think she has a hidden agenda. Heard cider was the best way to mollify RD's defences :P

+3 votes   media: The super speedy cider squeezy 6000
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Renegatz Jun 6 2013, 8:11pm replied:

Or pokémon and their trainers. Don't want to catch the attention of these ones though (they're controllers).

-4 votes   media: Lost Alpha screens for June 2013
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Renegatz Jun 6 2013, 7:59pm says:

No ordinary mornings in the Zone for Marked One. As the regular dregs of the Rookie Village gathered about their campfires and lit them or munched on some cold sausage for breakfast, he crept through the long grass on the outskirts of a nondescript farmstead on the other side of the valley. The surrounding flora danced in the light breeze, but the experienced Stalker didn't even notice the poppies. The sound of the bandits laughing and joking within were all he heard. His grip on his preferred sidearm tightened.

+3 votes   media: Lost Alpha screens for June 2013
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Renegatz Apr 30 2013, 4:53pm replied:

Don't you mean "It doesn't look like a silly little toy now"??

:P

+4 votes   media: Did you noticed something? :)
Renegatz
Renegatz Apr 1 2013, 10:13am says:

Very spooky. Swamp Bloodsuckers gonna make me all D: like.

+2 votes   media: Reload - Destroyed Pripyat (Swamp)
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Renegatz May 22 2012, 7:13am says:

Liking the atmosphere here: Cold, ominous, gloomy, basically the way Stalker is meant to be ;)

+3 votes   media: Presentation - Predbanick Map*2
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Renegatz Apr 1 2012, 5:12pm replied:

Are you serious? I kinda laughed at your comment thinking it was satire.

+1 vote   media: View from third floor
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Renegatz Mar 26 2012, 9:42pm says:

Superb.

+1 vote   media: Houses detalisation
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Renegatz Jan 25 2012, 9:25pm says:

If you guys have played Human Error at all (fantastic mod, by the way) you should know how well these creepy bastards have been brought into HL2 ;P

Now this is really interesting. I'm guessing the player will battle the last remnants of the Xen army on earth, with the Nihilanth already destroyed and the Combine rapidly en-route...

+2 votes   media: Welcome to Hell, baby!
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Renegatz Dec 13 2011, 9:25pm says:

Very nice, the running, the shadow, but particularly the walking. All I need now is a gray suit, a briefcase and a dash of creepy...

+3 votes   media: Player Body & Player's shadow (W.I.P.) - [ENGINE]
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Renegatz Dec 4 2011, 11:53am says:

A glock? Now we can be poppin' fools in the zone!

+3 votes   media: Weapons WIP
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Renegatz Dec 2 2011, 7:53pm says:

The atmosphere is stunning here. A simple picture, but I'm already imagining the scene in my head...

An oppressive silence dominates the vast, sombre trainyard. The deathly quiet is interrupted only by a few drips of water from pipes that line the ceiling, and a few clicks as a Combine guard mans the console overseeing the sleeping station. Aside from this, all is motionless.

The camera suddenly swoops in on three figures, stealthily emerging from a corridor and onto the main platform. Despite the freezing cold, Barney is sweating profusely, and as his companions instinctively take cover behind a nearby pillar, he kneels and wipes the sweat from his brow, trying not to pant too loudly.

He doesn't remember when he last got some sleep: The previous few days have just been a flurry of combat, a blur of death and toil, marked only by the final destruction of the Citadel some hours ago. Gordon had done it. Barney had been worried at first about his old friend, but he knew him well enough to recognise that such a feat was nothing abnormal for the One Free Man. Either way, none of this mattered now - he just had to get the hell out of the city with as small a loss of life as possible.

Focusing on the task at hand, Barney scanned the area. Despite how derelict the place was, the presence of the Combine was obvious: No tools, equipment or supplies were found lying around. There was no staff save for the one watchman at the console: Aside from - or even including - that, only the cool, mindless machine of the Combine overwatch.

With a few curt motions to the men, Barney made them aware of the situation. Hefting his trusty assault rifle, he prepared to once more do what he had grown accustomed to over the past week. Looking to the men, he grinned wryly: "Well, boys, it's time to catch a train."

+5 votes   media: [INGAME]Chapter: "Catch a Train"
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Renegatz Jan 27 2011, 1:17pm replied:

Hey xxx.xxx.xxx, Yes. SoC was the best, in everything except graphics and gameplay, in which case CoP wins. I dont give a damn about graphics though as long as they are good enough to provide for the atmosphere, but the gameplay additions GSC have made over time are decent if you ask me. I know I will still buy Stalker 2 because there's still nothing quite like stalker, but I already know it wont be half as good as LA will be.

Its exactly the same situation for us Total War fans, except worse: The Creative Assembly keep on upping graphics and spewing out one game a year, without making any effort to make the game engine moddable (the TW series has a MASSIVE mod community, having won multiple best mod awards) which is just disgusting. As for CoD, I personally stopped at CoD 4, but its still a great game even if its not very sophisticated.

I completely agree with you in that the 'constant warfare' of CS killed off the atmosphere, the way there were people and music everywhere, most of the time just anonymous squads shooting each other. If only they could allow you to join factions but with a more calm version of faction warfare, just take some lads and do a raid or two...

Oh and btw, 'excellent mod(s)' is purposely linked to LA :) because it seems to be the closest thing to my perfect stalker universe.

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Renegatz Jan 21 2011, 1:10pm replied:

I definitely agree with you. You know theres something seriously wrong with damage-dealing when a dog bite inflicts as much damage as a bullet. Its maddening to see all the unique NPC's you like get killed off by roaming, respawning mutants.

+3 votes   media: Lost Alpha
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