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.
Crickets on flatland plains? I would have thought light wind would be a better choice...
Loving it so far. Good job!
It's a free beta. If it wasn't laggy, you'd be paying for it.
Trying to download right now and the link is timing out :/
I was getting laid while you typed this!
.... Yeah, it was only a few seconds but NYAH!
Agreed. Alpha team GO!
mmmm radioactive cinnamon buns, 6 months past the use by date...
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.
Commenting and standards, anyone?
This is so funny since one of the admins on my regular server is called Bland xD
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.
*Compulsory comment by religious nut claiming you will cause the apocalypse with 'God' reference*
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
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.
I just derped.
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.
On behalf of the internet, allow me to say HOLY SH*T!
Any particular reason you guys are using the highly offensive term 'shemale'?
Auron?! What's he doing out of FFX?
Not if Gabe stops the slimfast diet! Another delay! Yay!
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
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.
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...
It's Deus Ex meets 40K, DX3 are running scared xD
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...
Bought it just now. Played the demo before and it was EPIC! :D
All hail hats?
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.
Can you both please stop tossing the words 'gay' and '***' around? I feel offended being compared to either of you.
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.