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#4841537 Self set Challenge: 2 month dev cycle

Posted by on 28 July 2011 - 05:57 AM

Not to be the pessimist but your goal is to turn a game in two months but you're settling for a playable prototype? Why not work to a completed game or polished demo? There's a million prototypes out there, far fewer finished games. Personally, I think 100% completion is the most important part for hobbyists.

#4840848 FPS GAMES SUCK!

Posted by on 26 July 2011 - 04:32 PM

OKAY!!!! I hate to say this but fps games suck. Every fps game I've played from CoD to the Crysis and Halo franchises suck! The only good fps game I know of is Rouge Warrior and that's only because of it graphics and stealth gameplay!

More proof we need rate down back...

Rate down is still there for me. Did they add it to the list of GD+ things?

There's some automatic voter enabler registration thingy that mysteriously selects who can and can't rate down. You were chosen by the God of Rate to bestow your curses on the unfortunate.

#4840846 Yet Another Job Dilemma...

Posted by on 26 July 2011 - 04:31 PM

Suppose you live in "paradise" but you have a job that you don't like...
On the other hand, a BIG company, let's say... Intel offers you a position, the job of course looks more promising professionally (after all, it's Intel) but in "hell"

What would you do?

You can call "paradise" whatever you like, Honolulu, the Mayan Riviera, etc. And you can call "hell" whatever you don't like, "Detroit", "L.A.", A small town lost in the middle of nowhere, etc.

Simple... do you desire happiness or money more?

That's the wrong question. It's whether or not you would spend your day in happiness or your nights and weekends. If you hate your job you probably won't be happy, and if you live in "hell" you might not be happy either.

I'd rather have a job I love in a shithole then live at the beach sorting mail 40 hours a week. But that's just me. I think it would depend on how much I hated my job and what exactly I was doing.

#4840809 Negative Reputation

Posted by on 26 July 2011 - 03:19 PM

I'm completely against downvoting in the Lounge, personally. But there are three other votes to consider amongst senior staff...

HW Mod jbadams has said he doesn't want any ratings in the forum, but maybe he'd be okay with only Likes. We'll have to wait until after the honeymoon to hear from him again tho... :)

I get that you don't want to penalize people's personal opinions in the lounge. But there are some seriously retarded posts in there that I feel warrant community-wide mocking. Example today would be the "fps games suck" thread.

#4840804 FPS GAMES SUCK!

Posted by on 26 July 2011 - 03:14 PM

OKAY!!!! I hate to say this but fps games suck. Every fps game I've played from CoD to the Crysis and Halo franchises suck! The only good fps game I know of is Rouge Warrior and that's only because of it graphics and stealth gameplay!

More proof we need rate down back...

#4838760 Post pictures of YUO!

Posted by on 21 July 2011 - 09:23 PM

As requested, I'm posting a picture of Yuo

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#4837480 Negative Reputation

Posted by on 19 July 2011 - 10:37 AM

I respect the decision to remove the down rating, but in all honesty, I thought it was the best system GD.Net ever had. You had immediate impact on what specific posts got down rated.

The negative for keeping it is, some people may opt not to post specific content for fear of being downvoted or losing personal rep. Isn't that the whole idea of the reputation system? To be the little buzzer going off in your head that says, "If I post this I might lower my rep..."

Prior to the forum change I was getting downvoted for posting opinions contrary to the mood of the board, which really sucked. With the last system that happened maybe 1 or 2 times, because other people could see when you got down voted and vote you back up if you got downvoted for no reason. On that note, the times I did get downvoted were honestly warranted. It was a really well done feature that provided immediate feedback to posters.

The only real down side I saw was the abuse that you mentioned (which I think could be remedied), and the lack of ability to sort posts (specifically of yourself) by ratings.

It seems like every time the rate down feature goes away, idiotic posts go up exponentially.

#4837473 Unlawful stuff going on...

Posted by on 19 July 2011 - 10:25 AM

You make some really valid arguments...

Let me see if I understand you correctly.

You think anyone should be able to make an operating system that works with all software. You want world governments to unite to determine OS standards. You are for Linux and government legislated OS standards but against open source. You think the current system is not free market because the government doesn't regulate OS standards. You think patenting will cause the end of the world.

What is your real name and how do I vote for you in the 2012 elections?

#4832256 Google+ invites and Discussion

Posted by on 07 July 2011 - 07:22 AM

Otherwise, we'll probably become stuck in a sub-optimal place until government regulation catches up to the problem.

Wow can't believe you went there... I don't want to live in that world.

#4831564 We could live to be a 1000. No really, a scientist said so.

Posted by on 05 July 2011 - 06:17 PM

It's a war between scientists with the cure for every ailment, and fat, lazy americans.

In all seriousness, I can definitely see longevity increasing drastically with the new Telomere research going on. Though I don't know what effect that has on muscles like your heart, liver, brain, etc.

#4830989 Google+ invites and Discussion

Posted by on 04 July 2011 - 08:43 AM

I'm withholding my reservations until I can actually use it. But I do remember the period of time when everyone was on MySpace and then Facebook opened up to everyone. I hated having to log in to both and try to refind all my friends. I don't think the world is ready for more than one really great social networking site. The great thing about FB is if I need to find someone, I know they are either on FB or they aren't doing social networking.

#4830139 Has anyone here ever launched their own product?

Posted by on 01 July 2011 - 01:38 PM

Okay, I have placed the software in a few locations. I am getting downloads and installations, but no beta signups. Are people against giving out their email address to an individual they have never met? Do you think it would be better to make the beta version not require a key or a signup process (just an expiration date)?

Please respond with any comments and/or suggestions.

Yes I would be very wary of giving my info to a non-established company. Your idea is a good one. A separate beta release that doesn't require signup info and expires after a certain period of time or maybe checks authentication online and doesn't work if not authenticated.

#4830130 Leaving job in 2 months?

Posted by on 01 July 2011 - 01:21 PM

If you tell a new employer that the company you work for is having financial problems, and they hold it against you, you don't want to work for that company either.

#4828674 Supreme Court Ruining Democracy?

Posted by on 28 June 2011 - 08:25 AM

Freedom of speech isn't freedom to be heard.

If the public was really enraged by corporate donations to campaigns, they wouldn't vote for those candidates. Just because you have a $5 billion campaign fund doesn't mean you automatically get votes.

Second, if some rich politician wants to raise $500 billion dollars for his campaign, should we really expect tax payers to support candidate #2 for the same amount? What about candidates # 3,4, and 5 from other parties? If anything it would just widen the gap MORE between the top two parties and other potential candidates.

#4828288 The Supreme Court Decision on Violent Video Game Law

Posted by on 27 June 2011 - 09:41 AM

I can't imagine the government could do anything more sensible than what retail stores and the industry have already done.

A voluntary rating system, and not allowing minors to purchase mature games.

I get the feeling that people are too lazy to be parents so they hope the government will do it for them. That's not going to work...