I'm a student in IT Carlow, Ireland studying computer systems. I play a lot of games and I'll be tossing my abominations onto moddb eventually, but for now I gotta get better at coding.

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CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Oct 12 2011, 2:35pm says:

Crickets on flatland plains? I would have thought light wind would be a better choice...

+5 votes     media: Basic Environment Sounds
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 30 2011, 11:20pm says:

Loving it so far. Good job!

+2 votes     article: TRAUMA added to the latest Humble Bundle
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 30 2011, 2:41pm replied:

It's a free beta. If it wasn't laggy, you'd be paying for it.

+1 vote     article: Vindictus EU Open Beta released!
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 30 2011, 2:36pm says:

Trying to download right now and the link is timing out :/

+1 vote     article: Vindictus EU Open Beta released!
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 25 2011, 3:08pm buried:

(buried)

I was getting laid while you typed this!

.... Yeah, it was only a few seconds but NYAH!

-24 votes     media: "Love Mode"
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 23 2011, 5:55pm replied:

Agreed. Alpha team GO!

+1 vote     article: Minecon Swag – Cloaks
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 22 2011, 5:09pm replied:

mmmm radioactive cinnamon buns, 6 months past the use by date...

+3 votes     media: Lost Alpha
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 20 2011, 12:07pm replied:

I think programmers simply come in with different kinds of ideas. I'd be more a programmer than anything else (still noob, though) and when I think of game ideas it's more the mechanics I focus on. AI, etc.

I figure a game most of all has to be fun to play, and after that you can decide art direction, animation, storyline, etc.

Not saying the rest are unnecessary, they're essential, but you do get more lee-way with the art side of things than you do with coding, mainly due to the plethora of programming languages out there to master.

+2 votes     poll: It's hardest to recruit (or find) talented
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 20 2011, 12:01pm replied:

Commenting and standards, anyone?

+2 votes     poll: It's hardest to recruit (or find) talented
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Sep 3 2011, 10:21am says:

This is so funny since one of the admins on my regular server is called Bland xD

+4 votes     article: Then there’s The Prank
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Aug 30 2011, 6:11am replied:

The difference being Mojang genuinely feel this way and EA are just making noise to deflect attention from the fact they want a captive market for their spyware.

+3 votes     article: Why no Steam, Notch?
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Aug 28 2011, 12:19pm says:

*Compulsory comment by religious nut claiming you will cause the apocalypse with 'God' reference*

Otherwise, epic.

And in response to Tallon: Better to have the engine done before doing the game side of things. Look at STALKER on it's release for the why :D

+1 vote     media: God Rays
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Aug 22 2011, 12:45pm says:

You're serious... They challenged a community that not only knows the vanilla game back to front... but also regularly creates campaigns for it?

Much *** shall be kicked.

+6 votes     article: ModDB VS MMGN in a L4D2-off
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Aug 17 2011, 6:45pm says:

I just derped.

Awesome.

+3 votes     media: Border - Base
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Aug 10 2011, 4:59pm replied:

I LOL'd

You win.

+2 votes     media: Death from Above
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Aug 6 2011, 9:46pm replied:

Minimum is Single core Pentium 3GHz. Runs hot, runs slow.

Recommended is Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz (That was the E6600, right?). Very very good processor, but several generations old.

Basically if you can run HL2, there's a decent chance you can run this.

+1 vote     article: E.Y.E release
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Aug 4 2011, 6:26pm says:

On behalf of the internet, allow me to say HOLY SH*T!

+4 votes     media: Low flight above forest
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 29 2011, 8:56pm says:

Any particular reason you guys are using the highly offensive term 'shemale'?

+2 votes     article: Introducing Pete
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011, 8:04pm says:

Auron?! What's he doing out of FFX?

+1 vote     media: E.Y.E artwork
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011, 7:57pm replied:

Not if Gabe stops the slimfast diet! Another delay! Yay!

+1 vote     article: E.Y.E: Your pretty face is going to hell
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011, 7:56pm says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again, nothing is more important in an FPS than fluidity of movement and the feel of the weapons. From the way you handle encounters in that video I can tell movement is very fluid, and the guns feel powerful to use. That is all I need to know.

The graphics, the deus ex style RPG elements, the amazing atmosphere that reminds me of 40k... They take this from a fun, playable game to an epic experience.

Just happy to know you got the basics right, so many games look great and are let down by the 'feel' of combat...

Set a price so I can pay it dammit! :D

+3 votes     article: E.Y.E: Your pretty face is going to hell
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011, 7:45pm replied:

What I meant was there comes a point where a low profit becomes a loss when you take into account all the costs involved. Obviously the numbers were worked out in bulk, as fixed starting costs (hosting, etc). I've no doubt they've already surpassed the threshold at which all new transactions could be considered profit but I think it's still a silly idea to allow the risk of a sale that actually costs you more than you make, especially with this many sales being made (140k so far?)

Besides, about 70% of those who buy the games at 1c would still buy the games at €1 or €2 or possibly even €5. With a minimum in place, people will still buy. They just won't be able to rip off the devs hard work.

+1 vote     article: Humble Indie Bundle 3
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011, 7:17pm says:

Although I fully admire the stance they have on price (complete freedom), I really think they should set a minimum cap of about €5.

Doesn't sound like much, but count that by roughly half a million sales and you can see where I'm going.

I don't mean this as "be greedy", I mean don't let the greedy b*stards suck up all the genuine profit on downloading the games. Someone's paying for the file hosting after all, and the possibility of (Like HIB1) 1.8m people downloading the games...

They probably have the numbers worked out (I hope they do), but don't let thousands of greedy people suck you into debt for moral reasons...

+3 votes     article: Humble Indie Bundle 3
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 24 2011, 7:12am replied:

It's Deus Ex meets 40K, DX3 are running scared xD

+1 vote     article: Secreta's robot exploration
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 23 2011, 3:32pm says:

It looks great! Pity by now everyone who plays this will have already figured out it's just easier to run up and stab them in the face than run away...

+1 vote     media: Lost Alpha
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jul 8 2011, 7:47am says:

Bought it just now. Played the demo before and it was EPIC! :D

+3 votes     game: Sanctum
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jun 30 2011, 6:35pm replied:

It's the STALKER effect, but this time the silliness isn't offset by basis on an Award nominated Sci-fi novel by Russian genius writers.

On that note, how the hell do Russian fusion experiments manage to set off a beacon to an alien civilization? It's like a cross between all the wrong parts of Roadside Picnic, Crysis 1 and Bad Company 2.

+1 vote     article: Dark Storm Launches Alpha Website
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jun 17 2011, 8:29am replied:

Can you both please stop tossing the words 'gay' and '***' around? I feel offended being compared to either of you.

+5 votes     game: Multicraft
CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jun 10 2011, 8:46am says:

One minor problem I have with the game so far is with the 'machinegun only' matches on Extermination. It's always decided in the first 5 seconds as the one with the most cover just kills a stray spawn on the other team and then camps 8 turns.

Might want to look into creating a more level playing field specifically for those matches as they seem to occur very frequently. To be honest, at the moment I just ignore any Ext. matches that are all machinegunner as you can tell at a glance who's going to win regardless of skill level.

+1 vote     article: A Quick Frozen Synapse Update
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