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  1. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Uhm, it is 30 dollars and not 60. 
    Considering how much voice-overs in several languages alone cost, it is actually pretty cheap. If those voice-overs are of value to every buyer is another question tho. ?
  2. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Yeah, I really can't see it, even after watching several videos of people crying bloody murder.
    All I hear is "I wanted it different!"...
     
    Guess I am easy to please when it comes to remastered games and don't lose my shit because I don't get a candy I saw in a promotional video 1.5 years ago.
     
    Don't get me wrong. You can be as upset about Blizzard as you like. I don't care at all. I just don't agree on the basis of what people say and show. It is a remaster after all and not a new game or redo (since people also cried bloody murder when Blizzard wanted to redo the game...).
     
    Good luck with your refunds. I hear a ticket usually does the trick if issued within 48 hours.
  3. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Can you post a comparison that shows how the graphics are worse? Whatever I find only has other camera angles and zoom values. (You quoted a comparison i posted right there!) They did change the models to use in-engine models, but that has been known for a year and also because of player demand.
     
    Can you show which kind of UI they promised? I never noticed that when waiting. ?
    That may also fall under the "people bashed them for suggesting it" kinda deal tho. I have seen quite a few remastered games and people seem to be all jacked up for everything that is not 100% true to the original. Graphics only is what some people "demand". Even sounds are frowned upon by some, due to changing the atmosphere. I do enjoy the updated audio in WC3R tho. They even translated it, written and spoken!
     
    Game cut-scenes are exactly as promised.
     
    Changes to modding rules are in line with what every company does nowadays. I understand people not liking it, but those rules hardly make the game any better or worse, right?
    It is a new release that usually also gets updated rules. It is their game, so their rules. Don't like them, don't use mods. Pretty easy actually.
     
    The comparison videos you are talking about do not show anything missing or anything not advertised a year ago. If you find one that does, please post it here. I am honestly interested in finding one. 
     
    Right now it just feels like people saw something at Blizzcon, then ignored everything advertised since then. Now people are mad because stuff changed between initial showing and now? That is... kind of... how games always work?! If they had a finished product back then, they would have released it back then. 
     
    I get that people may have liked the original plan better, but other people may like the current plan better. I don't care either way, but lean on liking the current way (remaster, not redo) better. What annoys me more is all the badmouthing for stuff that has been known for a year or close to it. If people don't follow a game for a year and buy it without checking if anything changed, it is on them.
     
    But oh well. People seem to love to hate on this one. Fine by me. Not gonna load it up again once I finish the campaign anyways, so I don't care if others flood the chats with fury and flames haha. I do urge people to just ignore those folks and enjoy the game tho. It is quite fun to play after playing the original a week ago. It has the same feel, yet it looks and plays so much nicer.
  4. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    I play WOW every few years with my wife. Not for long, usually pushing an expansion, enjoying the story and then quickly getting tired of the raiding game nowadays.
    But whenever we try a different MMO, we quit within 2 days tops. So again: It may not be a great experience in WOW, but it still is "the best". 
     
    I understand that is sad, but true (for us) anyways. I would enjoy the old quality Blizzard used to deliver, no question asked.
  5. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Can anyone here elaborate on what exactly is missing that was advertised?
    I literally tried finding out, since everyone and their dog claims that about everything is missing. But no one seems to name even a single thing.
     
    The changed campaign was scrapped (a year ago) after fans demanded a "true to the original" remaster over a changed game with the old name. 
    Which,... is kind of expected, no? If you remaster a game, people expect better graphics, sounds and maybe convenience, but the same game nonetheless.
    But now people are claiming they promised the thing they removed to due fan feedback and did not deliver? Strange logic. It was known for about a year or so. They basically got an outrage (kind of like now) for even suggesting they would change something lol. Now they get the same outrage again, for listening? Damn. ?
     
    The MP issues were down to servers smoking due to everyone bashing them at once. Something that happens with about every new game and is already resolved.
    There may be more, but I don't play MP myself and I can't find a single bashing person naming the actual problems.
     
    What else is there that was "promised" and did not get delivered?
     
    Edit for a comparison:
    Old cut scene vs new cut scene
    If they had used even shinier graphics, people would have bitched about it not being true to the original (we have had that for several remasters in the past years). On that front, they can't win. If they do more, people cry. If they do less, people cry. If they do what they do, people cry. 
     
    Watch those two cut scenes and tell me what is wrong with the new version please. It is improved by a lot AND even twice as long.
    Also, they not only remastered english voiceovers, but more languages. That is a hell of a lot of work done right there.
     
    Please don't think I am badly trying to defend Blizzard here. I am really not sure what the problem seems to be. I want to understand.  All the people saying "it's bad!" are not helping that much. ?
     
  6. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    I agree. Larian Studio is pretty nice as well. I would not blindly buy any game from them tho, while I do that for CDPR.
    Used to do that with all Blizzard and Ubisoft titles, but Ubisoft went bad quite a while ago and Blizzard... oh well. Just being worse than they used to, but still much higher quality than almost anyone else.
     
    Been reading the blizzard forums for WC3R for a while now.
    People seem to be pissed about it being an old game mostly. The rose colored glasses remembered a better game for the most part. Like 9/10 people just say: "I dislike the game!" or "I feel let down!". Hard to find someone being specific as to what is actually the problem. The people having FPS drops are also 100% Ryzen users, which is exactly why I switched back to Intel for the time being. (I did not read every fps topic, only the first 7, so don't bash me if there is an intel user hidden somewhere, ha!)
  7. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    The sad part about Blizzard:
    They are still making the best games out there (with very few exceptions like Witcher obviously), despite being MUCH worse than they used to.
     
    Yeah, they went downhill bad, but compare them to EA, Ubisoft and the like and you see what the market has become.
    CD project Red is the new shining star on the horizon, for now. Let's all hope they don't go the way of the Blizzard. (Hell, even Ubisoft was amazing, way back then,... so sad)
     
  8. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    I checked this comparison: On YouTube
     
    They do look slightly different, I agree. But they are now closer to the original feeling. The Blizzcon version kind of changed the feeling.
    So, while I see the difference, I also am sure that plenty of other people would have bitched about the other cut scenes, because they changed too much and where not true to the original game.
     
    I personally don't mind either version tbh. The Blizzcon one does look slightly newer, while the current ones do seem to use the engine itself and look more like an improved version of the original compared to changing it all together. The differences are basically zoomed in and camera movement related and maybe a few extra pixels or so. Still nothing I would go all mad about tho. ?
     
    People seem to hate it for some reason. But I just have a good time with the campaign now and am happy. The Starcraft remake was much worse in my eyes, so I guess I did not expect some kind of miracle here. At the very least I don't see why we need to light the torches THAT bad right now. Remakes always polarize people, due to the many approaches a remake can choose. Staying close to the original is the worst for some, while others strongly demand it /shrug.
    The same people that are mad about some missing tournament features are also mad about cut scenes not changing the original enough. Hypocrisy at its best. ?
  9. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    But they delivered redone cut scenes,... 
    I may be dull here, forgive me, but people seem to be outraged about stuff that is just not true at all.
     
    Just because I think a cut scene should be redone in some other way, does not mean it is not as advertised. No matter how they redo it, there will always be people claiming it was "the wrong way".
     
    A player base like the one for blizzard games is so huge that you will always get a huge group of pissed people.
     
    Look, I dislike Activision as much as everyone else. I just dislike bashing things that are false even more. We get that plenty in politics, don't bring that to gaming as well. Bash them for stuff that is valid and true, don't make up stuff that can be proven wrong by just starting up the game and opening your eyes.
  10. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Giganthrax in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Meanwhile, I am having a blast and zero issues with the game.
    Did not check out the MP part, but honestly never got interested in that anyways. (Hell, I don't even remember it having MP originally,...)
     
    Did not run into any graphical bugs, performance issues, crashes or letdowns. It is just basically the old game with slightly shinier pictures, sounds and videos.
    Got all I expected to get tbh.
     
    Not quite sure what people expected it to be. A new game? They would have called it Warcraft IV then.
  11. Informative
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    I get that, but I still feel like the outrage is a little extreme.
    Most of the points mentioned around the web are flat out wrong after all. You just need to fire up the game and look at it to verify,... that is why I am strongly skeptical about what is happening here. 
    Kind of expect a MP loving gang of people review bombing here TBH. As I said: I did not look into that and don't plan to. 
    The game itself, the campaign, is done better than expected. By far actually. You can even pick to run the original game and compare,... they reworked about everything, including sound, videos and voiceover.
     
    Crying about not having animated loading screens seems kind of,... extreme, no? Especially since I am just now looking at an animated loading screen. ?
  12. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Viridian in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    I get that, but I still feel like the outrage is a little extreme.
    Most of the points mentioned around the web are flat out wrong after all. You just need to fire up the game and look at it to verify,... that is why I am strongly skeptical about what is happening here. 
    Kind of expect a MP loving gang of people review bombing here TBH. As I said: I did not look into that and don't plan to. 
    The game itself, the campaign, is done better than expected. By far actually. You can even pick to run the original game and compare,... they reworked about everything, including sound, videos and voiceover.
     
    Crying about not having animated loading screens seems kind of,... extreme, no? Especially since I am just now looking at an animated loading screen. ?
  13. Informative
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from LAwLz in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    I get that, but I still feel like the outrage is a little extreme.
    Most of the points mentioned around the web are flat out wrong after all. You just need to fire up the game and look at it to verify,... that is why I am strongly skeptical about what is happening here. 
    Kind of expect a MP loving gang of people review bombing here TBH. As I said: I did not look into that and don't plan to. 
    The game itself, the campaign, is done better than expected. By far actually. You can even pick to run the original game and compare,... they reworked about everything, including sound, videos and voiceover.
     
    Crying about not having animated loading screens seems kind of,... extreme, no? Especially since I am just now looking at an animated loading screen. ?
  14. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast reacted to Origami Cactus in Google Stadia to use AI to predict gamer's actions   
    I kinda understand that?
    So it will predict what you would want to do, lets say go right. Then it already starts rendering the frames as if you went right. 
    Now, you press the key and stadia receives the keypress. If it was right, it can already send over the rendered frames, but if you actually pressed left, it starts rendering the game as if you went left, and that action will have the "normal" amount of lag.
  15. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from dalekphalm in Steam Users Have the Right to Resell Their Digital Games Rules French Court   
    Not sure where to start.
    I never said used market does not exist. I claimed that selling used stuff has a higher barrier then selling pristine and perfectly new stuff. Both for the seller AND for the buyer.
     
    Offset what exactly?!
    How about all the missed sales that don't get made? Companies have to calculate their prices based on market research. If they only get 20% less sales, they either have to eat that (some indies won't break even then and not make a game in the first place) while investors won't accept that and just increase the upfront price by 20%.
     
    Selling Games sounds nice, if you only look at the selling itself and ignore all the stuff that follows and all the other market participants.
    It is nice for the consumer for a few days. After that companies adjust and the consumer has to live with the consequences. And those WILL happen. 
     
    Thinking nothing will change in a bad way due to this, is just being delusional. 
    And claiming this is the same as the used market for physical products is just wrong on so many fronts, that I won't even start to explain further. Others with more time on their hands can try that.
     
  16. Like
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from justpoet in Far Cry New Dawn Benchmark shows performance on Linux within 2% to 3% of performance on Windows   
    Since people won't even understand half of what is named in the OP, It is not easy enough.
    Glad Linux is getting some love,.. I just don't think it will resurrect it enough to be of any significance to the market.
     
    Great for those that love to be different tho! Options are always nice.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from mr moose in Far Cry New Dawn Benchmark shows performance on Linux within 2% to 3% of performance on Windows   
    Since people won't even understand half of what is named in the OP, It is not easy enough.
    Glad Linux is getting some love,.. I just don't think it will resurrect it enough to be of any significance to the market.
     
    Great for those that love to be different tho! Options are always nice.
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    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Techstorm970 in Good Guy Amazon??   
    Nice.
     
    Amazon can get rid of unwanted stock and fill warehouses with other stuff.
    People can get faster delivery, due to wanted items now fitting into warehouses more often.
    Poor families can some freebies that make their life a little better.
     
    Everyone wins.
    Hope other big companies follow this idea.
  19. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from pas008 in [Rumor] 2080 Ti Super Potentially Spotted in AIDA64   
    More GPUs to select from --> customer wins.
    No idea why this could be bad for us, so all up for it.
     
    I have had my 2080i for almost a year now, so I don't see why I should be annoyed or mad. Progress is good, always!
  20. Informative
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from Belgarathian in iPwn'd - Cellebrite reports that it can access any iPhone ever made   
    Actually,... you just need to NOT do an Update, connect to a PC and access the file System.
    It will show up for a split second, before the iPhone blocks it and the folders disapear.
     
    Now you open up iTunes on the PC, WHILE having the device connected to the PC and have the Update prompt open on the iPhone. iTunes will not open up, unless you have that prompt on screen!
    When iTunes is open, cancel the update,....
    ... all the folders are now visible in windows file explorer and you can access all you want. You don't even need any 3rd party software whatsoever or any extra device to physically break in.
     
    I have used this twice now. Once, because my mother wanted her photos from her iPad (works for iPads as well), before exchanging it for a Huawei Tab, when iOS kept bugging her to make an update before connecting to iTunes and then refused to make the update. This is also how I learned about this.
    The second time to help a friend get his data of the phone, funnily also before switching to a Huawei device. ?
  21. Funny
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from SlimyPython in -ENDED- AMD Next Horizon Gaming E3 2019 Live Thread   
    So, they once again match performance, a year later, but lack RT.
    Given they usually don't show real numbers, we can deduct about 10% and they are no longer matching performance either.
     
    How could they screw up 7nm so badly?
    I mean,... barely matching 12nm GPUs? Even using more power STILL? WTF!
  22. Funny
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from ch3w2oy in -ENDED- AMD Next Horizon Gaming E3 2019 Live Thread   
    So, they once again match performance, a year later, but lack RT.
    Given they usually don't show real numbers, we can deduct about 10% and they are no longer matching performance either.
     
    How could they screw up 7nm so badly?
    I mean,... barely matching 12nm GPUs? Even using more power STILL? WTF!
  23. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from dalekphalm in Dolby Labs: Old Photoshop? That's a lawsuitin - Adobe warns of potential lawsuits for users who don't update.   
    You missed the cloud part.
     
    To fix your example: You rented the dell. The company never took it back, but drops you a letter that the windows license expired and offers you a shiny new dell, wich you already paid rent for.
     
    All you have to do is say yes and get a NEW dell with an active license.
    But you refuse, even tho you already paid the money for it,...
     
    Kinda dumb, isn't it?
  24. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from rcmaehl in Dolby Labs: Old Photoshop? That's a lawsuitin - Adobe warns of potential lawsuits for users who don't update.   
    The first two sound fine-ish.
    Honestly, they are all better than what we have here. Not claiming they are great tho. Click bait just works too well to be ignored by Outlets that depend on the clicks.
    However, topics here are made by users that get zero cents from the click bait, so there is less chance of me ignoring it "because i get it".
  25. Agree
    Tech Enthusiast got a reaction from maartendc in Dolby Labs: Old Photoshop? That's a lawsuitin - Adobe warns of potential lawsuits for users who don't update.   
    You missed the cloud part.
     
    To fix your example: You rented the dell. The company never took it back, but drops you a letter that the windows license expired and offers you a shiny new dell, wich you already paid rent for.
     
    All you have to do is say yes and get a NEW dell with an active license.
    But you refuse, even tho you already paid the money for it,...
     
    Kinda dumb, isn't it?
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