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 Oct 12 2011 says:

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

+5 votes   media: Basic Environment Sounds
CaptainLagfail Sep 30 2011 says:

Loving it so far. Good job!

+2 votes   news: TRAUMA added to the latest Humble Bundle
CaptainLagfail Sep 30 2011 replied:

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

+1 vote   news: Vindictus EU Open Beta released!
CaptainLagfail Sep 30 2011 says:

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

+1 vote   news: Vindictus EU Open Beta released!
CaptainLagfail Sep 25 2011 buried:


I was getting laid while you typed this!

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

-24 votes   media: "Love Mode"
CaptainLagfail Sep 23 2011 replied:

Agreed. Alpha team GO!

+1 vote   news: Minecon Swag – Cloaks
CaptainLagfail Sep 22 2011 replied:

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

+3 votes   media: Lost Alpha
CaptainLagfail Sep 20 2011 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 Sep 20 2011 replied:

Commenting and standards, anyone?

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

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

+4 votes   news: Then there’s The Prank
CaptainLagfail Aug 30 2011 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   news: Why no Steam, Notch?
CaptainLagfail Aug 28 2011 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 Aug 22 2011 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   news: ModDB VS MMGN in a L4D2-off
CaptainLagfail Aug 17 2011 says:

I just derped.


+3 votes   media: Border - Base
CaptainLagfail Aug 10 2011 replied:


You win.

+2 votes   media: Death from Above
CaptainLagfail Aug 6 2011 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   news: E.Y.E release
CaptainLagfail Aug 4 2011 says:

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

+4 votes   media: Low flight above forest
CaptainLagfail Jul 29 2011 says:

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

+2 votes   news: Introducing Pete
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011 says:

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

+1 vote   media: E.Y.E artwork
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011 replied:

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

+1 vote   news: E.Y.E: Your pretty face is going to hell
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011 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   news: E.Y.E: Your pretty face is going to hell
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011 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   news: Humble Indie Bundle 3
CaptainLagfail Jul 28 2011 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   news: Humble Indie Bundle 3
CaptainLagfail Jul 24 2011 replied:

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

+1 vote   news: Secreta's robot exploration
CaptainLagfail Jul 23 2011 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 Jul 8 2011 says:

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

+3 votes   game: Sanctum
CaptainLagfail Jun 30 2011 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   news: Dark Storm Launches Alpha Website
CaptainLagfail Jun 17 2011 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 Jun 10 2011 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   news: A Quick Frozen Synapse Update
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