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    FrieChamp got a reaction from SirK in DE_TENEMENT   
    This is not the US. This is MapCore. Locking this thread before it violates MapCore's rules any further:
     
     
     
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from Interfearance in DE_TENEMENT   
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from blackdog in DE_TENEMENT   
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from MikeGon in DE_TENEMENT   
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from That50'sGuy in DE_TENEMENT   
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from Radu in DE_TENEMENT   
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    FrieChamp reacted to zastels in I'll Pay to recreate The Specialist on Source properly   
    Just so y'all know, I seriously appreciate being able to express myself without being censored. 
    The response to this has been way beyond my expectations, I am in contact with the right people now to get this moving. The first baseline design document has been submitted to a Source engine experienced programmer who is going to provide me with advice on how to improve the document so that I can hire a programmer and help that person be successful. If I hire a programmer and the programmer fails to deliver, I take full responsibility for that and will blame myself and my design document, not the programmer. 
    If you wish to contribute with The Specialist Source, then simply comment what you loved about the original game, or what you'd like to see in the Source version. If you want to make a map, let's talk about your ideas for setting, location, and any movies that inspire you.
    This mod will not break ground until a framework is set with clearly defined goals. Just like building a house, you can't just start digging a hole, sometimes it takes years to get permit approvals and all the planning done. In my opinion mods fail because they break ground without a proper plan in place. I will not break ground until the design document passes muster, and I have the quintessential developers in place, and they fully understand what needs to be done, and I have the cash available to pay them. 
    In regards to Kick Starters, I understand some people can succeed with these, ultimately they are a socialist idea based on promises and a huge waste of time and energy. At some point in time in the future, I will clearly lay out my plans, and you will place a bet on me. You will come to know who I am, what my character is, you will know my face and where I live, and I will ask you to bet on me. Kick Starters are overly complex, I'm only going to ask you to bet, or to take a gamble on me blindly. I will mitigate your gambling risk by already having completed a task and having made the payment myself to the programmer. I will provide tangential proof that I can deliver before asking for anything from you.
    So to be clear, I will accomplish a task, pay the programmer myself, and then I will turn to the community and ask for donations to compensate me back. I will never ask for something without first providing it to you, I am not here to make a bunch of promises, but to sell you something I have actually made and that you can use and see for yourself. A Kick Starter can happen perhaps one day when leaving Beta, but until then my money goes where my mouth is, and I'm not asking for anything from anyone but ideas, and recommendations of a programmer to hire. 
     I'm also interesting in acquiring mentors for developers, similar to apprenticeship program in the Skilled Trades. If you are a highly skilled player modeler and animator, but you have a wife and kids and you are taking care of your parents and your life is very fully and busy, you can still help me, I can still find value in you. 5 minutes a day of your time can be used to mentor someone who is learning the process. I want to pair mentors with apprentices, this way less experienced map makers and modelers, animations, ect, can be coached to stay on track and avoid common pitfalls. When I give you a deadline, I will provide you with resources to ensure that you meet it. You will take the deadlines I give seriously, you will understand that when you work on this mod, what you are doing is trying to prevent Roam from forgetting how to make roads. 
    The entire reason this mod exists is to demonstrate to the world that we are on the brink of losing a once understood art form, mod development. If we take a lackadaisical and aimless approach to development, we'll forget how to build roads, and without supply lines, we'll forget how to make concrete all the same. We are doing this to save gaming from itself, to remove Liberal and Marketing control over design, and to bring back all the lessons learned from HL1 and HL2, like communicating through the environment. 
    In closing think about this, HL1 and HL2 taught us how to tell a story through the environment. This is a lost art, because by the time L4D shipped, the story was literally written on the fucking walls. L4D was a complete and total failure in terms of story telling, it chose to literally tell you the story through the environment, rather than to do it implicitly and subtly. So what did L4D do to correct the problem? They released a stupid comic. They did not learn from their mistakes. The knowledge of story telling through the environment was lost, just like how Rome lost their ways all the same. 
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    FrieChamp reacted to Klems in Mapcore Job Census   
    Today I started my dream job as a graphics programmer for Arkane Studios \o/
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    FrieChamp reacted to zastels in I'll Pay to recreate The Specialist on Source properly   
    The Specialist 2019 Source Mod Application Requirements: 
    1. You must have a job in real life and not enough time to join the Mod team and contribute anything. No jobless Liberals may join the team. I only want people to join my team who are currently being crushed by work life and unable to properly contribute. These are the only people in the world with value that can help me. 
    2. You must accept my tyrannical rule, I know better than all of you. I will overrule you. I am a carpenter and already skilled in telling people what to do. I could build 1000 houses in less time for Black Mesa to release a single update. Good things do not take decades to produce, these people are undisciplined and are not welcome to join my mod team. We landed on the moon in less time than Black Mesa took to release, that mod team can go fuck itself. That mindset can go fuck itself. No Socialists are welcome to join the mod team. 
    3. You must bitch and complain regularly about everything. I want back the old days where everyone had a brilliant idea that everyone else hated. No fucking Liberal ideas designed to appease everyone. This game is going to be fun for me first, and the rest of you second. You will be able to lone wolf, and win. I hope that makes you cry, Liberals. I'm going to STEAL MECKLENBURG AND RERELEASE IT. 
    4. I am going to take public domain contributions and repurpose them. Gun models, sounds, player models, ect. I'm not making a bunch of new shit for no reason. I'm also not asking anyone for their permission to redistribute, they can have attribution paid and that's it. Public domain. Time is money. If you take offense to this, you likely have no idea how to read a tape measure and are a Liberal. 
    5. Vino, unless he matches me dollar for dollar, is fired. 
    I was looking to pay a programmer to get the ball rolling so I could recreate The Specialist on Source. I'm only considering Source, no other engine is good enough — if you disagree I don't care you're probably clueless. 
    I wanted to use this as a starting point:
    https://github.com/BSVino/DoubleAction
    Because Double Action is dead, I want to take over where it left off and I want to strip some stuff out, add a few things, and focus on making it fun offline against bots. I just need a good programmer that I can afford, and I will fill in the rest with my own skill sets. The idea is to release the mod in a state where everyone can properly contribute to it, unlike DA which nobody can contribute to and is dead.
    I'll pay for the following:
    Mod Rebrand - New name and main menu
    Map Workshop integration 
    Removal of achievements 
    Adding and/or refining movement features like climbing ledges, mantling objects, tweaking existing movement.
    Refining baseline mechanics of 1 pistol, 1 smg, 1 shotgun
    Integrating bot parameters and modifying FGD for ease of creating single player scenarios against bots.
    That's it, if I can check off these boxes I will release the mod with some new fun maps and have a decent Beta 1. The reason I am doing this is because I think video games suck, and I know that everyone wants The Specialists to come back alive. If you want to join the project as a programmer, time and money is all I want to know. Anyone else is free to join this project, do not send me your resume or portfolio I do not give a shit. I'm only paying the programmer, the rest is volunteer. If you want to make a map, go right ahead. 
    P.S. I fucking hate video games. If you hate video games too, then this is the project for you. I just want to release this, reach top 10 most played on Steam, and then tell Gabe Newell that he should fire himself. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    FrieChamp reacted to MikeGon in Opal   
    Good news!!!!
    I finally got them to deliver:

    Looks like we're back in business!!!
    I guess NYPD finally got to them, because they've been strangely responsive in the last few days...
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from Radu in Anthem and the peculiarities of modern monetization.   
    Amy Hennig has some things to say about this subject:
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/02/22/amy-hennig-interview-surviving-the-trauma-of-making-a-video-game-and-inspiring-newcomers/view-all/
    A quote of the part that specifically mentions Anthem but I'd recommend reading the whole interview:
     
     
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from ┌HP┘ in Anthem and the peculiarities of modern monetization.   
    Amy Hennig has some things to say about this subject:
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/02/22/amy-hennig-interview-surviving-the-trauma-of-making-a-video-game-and-inspiring-newcomers/view-all/
    A quote of the part that specifically mentions Anthem but I'd recommend reading the whole interview:
     
     
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from blackdog in Anthem and the peculiarities of modern monetization.   
    Nitpicking here, but I remember a 10 EUR spike in prices for games (in Germany) with the beginning of the PS3 generation. What used to cost 60 EUR now costs 70 EUR. And I find that to be a lot of money to shell out on a game*. 
    You are writing "$5 here, $10 there a few times" which makes me wonder how much higher the price for the base game would have to be to mitigate the lack of microtransactions? Because unless you are going F2P, it isn't like the base game has gotten any cheaper. And I am wondering how many players are put off from purchasing the game completely by microtransactions for stuff that can be unlocked through playing (yes - sometimes A LOT OF playing but still). It seems like bonus money for the publisher right now. This way they can keep the price for the initial offering as it is and depending on how sales go decide to develop/offer more content over time (or not). Developing and offering everything at once (at a higher price) seems riskier to me. I also don't think that the messaging "NO Microtransactions included!" would be something that either Marketing or shareholders would be excited about. All of this only applies to a big publisher and not a company that caters to a hardcore niche ofc (in case you are reading this, Devolver)
    *It's probably because I'm cheap and would rather rent a movie at home 3 months down the line than watch it at a multiplex on launch for similar prices you mentioned. 
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    FrieChamp reacted to Minos in Kaizen   
    Looking great!!
    One thing I noticed by watching the video is that every area feels a bit similar, which makes the map harder to navigate for first time players. One way to solve could be by color coding some areas, or having strong themes in specific areas, restricting specific props only to those areas. Let's say, CT spawn has majorly blue signs/lighting, Bomb sites are mostly red/orange, maybe the middle of the map has a lot of vegetation, the subway could have green walls etc... so you know exactly where you are without having to think about it.
    You have an incredibly solid base and with some minor readability/navigational/lighting tweaks, this map will be really special!
    Here's an example of how we did this in Lijiang Tower in Overwatch:
     
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    FrieChamp reacted to blackdog in What have you watched recently?   
    This movie is fucking A - Fargo 2 pretty much
     
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    FrieChamp reacted to Radu in Apex Legends   
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from Fnugz in Apex Legends   
    Nevermind the fact that you might be clogging up your inventory unvoluntarily constantly. 
    Anyway, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just wish you would be a bit more polite about it, Mitch? Calling it "pathetic" and all that. Obviously there are a lot of people enjoying the game. This arrogant attitude makes you look like a bit of a dick TBH.
     
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    FrieChamp reacted to cyberjunkie in Apex Legends   
    Coming from PUBG, which is intense but also goes from being an Okayish-experience into an absolute mess every other update, this is such a welcomed change - to be able to get consistently smooth frame-rates, while looking hell of a lot better. You can play it without stressing as much as you might in PUBG or DOTA2. I get a few random crashes and you can't rejoin a session so that's a bummer. Fortnite felt too cartoony for my liking but this has a Borderlands-like vibe. The weapons are fun, managing items and picking up stuff is simpler too. Definitely playing this for a while!
     
    Hope 4  people squads are a thing in the future, and maybe more maps.
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from Pampers in Apex Legends   
    I have no idea what you are talking about with the game not remembering your GFX settings, because that's been working just fine for me. Oh and f the developers for not ensuring that you can delete your internet cache while the game is running. 😂 How dare they release a polished (comparing to what other battle royale titles are like when they come out the gate) and free for you to try game without thinking of that! 
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    FrieChamp reacted to blackdog in Apex Legends   
    If it’s referred to me is kinda annoying after making I think many valid arguments. Maybe the post is just too long… I haven’t asked/suggested they should change the BR formula to make a different game.
    Yeah I got that… after reading Gamespot’s guide. In all seriousness I was just listing a few things, my concern is broader and I’m referring to the fact that is not immediately clear the effectiveness of a gun/its tier.
    Not that I didn’t notice the colours down there… but everybody knows you can’t convey information just on colour. Plus in the training is not explained.
    You have to make split second decisions on what guns to pick, you should know before picking up something what’s gonna be like, imo. Deffo you should know it once you are handling the gun, but for eg you have assault rifles with a blue ammo counter, which work with light ammo, if you want to colour code shouldn’t every aspect of the gun scream at you what’s their tier? I’m a simple man and in a game like this I go on the assumption that a bigger gun is more powerful. If I think of CSGO there’s basically no situation where you wouldn’t pick an AR over the SMG you holding on, if the deciding factor is the damage dealt alone. But here there’s the P90 lookalike that is heavy ammo so I’d hold on to it vs a scout which just gives away my position.
    ~
    Anyway got my first win last night, had a good team. I tried the medic for the first time too and managed to save the ‘mates twice. Felt impactful for the first time.
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from blackdog in Apex Legends   
    I have no idea what you are talking about with the game not remembering your GFX settings, because that's been working just fine for me. Oh and f the developers for not ensuring that you can delete your internet cache while the game is running. 😂 How dare they release a polished (comparing to what other battle royale titles are like when they come out the gate) and free for you to try game without thinking of that! 
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from dux in Apex Legends   
    Nevermind the fact that you might be clogging up your inventory unvoluntarily constantly. 
    Anyway, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just wish you would be a bit more polite about it, Mitch? Calling it "pathetic" and all that. Obviously there are a lot of people enjoying the game. This arrogant attitude makes you look like a bit of a dick TBH.
     
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from grapen in Apex Legends   
    Nevermind the fact that you might be clogging up your inventory unvoluntarily constantly. 
    Anyway, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just wish you would be a bit more polite about it, Mitch? Calling it "pathetic" and all that. Obviously there are a lot of people enjoying the game. This arrogant attitude makes you look like a bit of a dick TBH.
     
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    FrieChamp got a reaction from Beck in Apex Legends   
    Nevermind the fact that you might be clogging up your inventory unvoluntarily constantly. 
    Anyway, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just wish you would be a bit more polite about it, Mitch? Calling it "pathetic" and all that. Obviously there are a lot of people enjoying the game. This arrogant attitude makes you look like a bit of a dick TBH.
     
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