Everything old is reboot (Firefall 0.6)Now that the senior semester is over, I'm slowly discovering that my computer can do things other than crunch numbers and write reports, things like gaming.
I put on Firefly Firefall (a Firefly MMO? I would die) and found that the game had been changed by a lot. I wasn't aware of 0.6 or what it involved, so the game looks like the game I loved but it is so different. Some of the big changes that stuck out:
>Crafting is really complicated now. >Enemies seem more hazardous >Thumper spawns are larger >All prior resources were wiped >Skill trees were changed dramatically >Skill advancement is much slower >Whole new skills and loadouts
In the end I just try to approach it as if it's a sequel rather than the same game, since there is a lot to either relearn or to hawk all together and start over. It's still a great game, with my one issue being with crafting. I'm not sure yet whether it's because I knew how the old crafting system worked (inertia to change) or because it's just worse, I'll know after about a week or so in the new world.
Mit viel Liebe, _phoenixrage Mammoth, you'll be glorious again someday
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I know, rationally speaking, that I only waited 12 minutes for this answer. But there is just this evil thing inside of me that grows angrier and angrier for every second that goes, if only because this answer could have not just been posted as part of the item description. That is 720 times they said "hahaha, fuck you!", once for each second.
The Long of It: The original title was "Penis: A Retrospective," but that will have to be for another timeline. I remember when I used to get all hot and bothered (see, Penis, works equally well) for when a new console generation was coming out. I was involved in the following conflicts
Nintendo vs. nobody (I wasn't aware of "other" systems) Sega Genesis vs. Super Nintendo (now it's on!) Saturn vs N64 vs Jaguar vs 3DO vs PS1 (it's a royal rumble!) Dreamcast vs Gamecube vs PS2 vs Xbox (only the strong survive!) Wii vs PS3 vs 360 (Sega... ) WiiU vs PS4 vs One (yawn)
These were the consoles that mattered for me as I was growing up (I'm sure someone reading this will mention how they did gens earlier or other consoles, but this is what I was exposed to, get out of my journal, gawd!). The internet was still eh for most of those system cycles (though I DID write my very first webpage on GeoCities using the Sega Saturn's web browser adapter over dial up, ooooh yeah), so it was all about what little snippets you read in a magazine or maybe a friend embellished about hearing from this friend who knows this guy who's in the 7th grade that knows these things on certain authority. And it was great! You actually had no idea what it would be, for the most part, until it came out so it was all a nice surprise and you could have debates [read: blood-soaked arguments] on whose console was better.
Reality is, looking back, it wasn't that there were so many consoles, it's how varied the gaming experience was with each console. You really could guess the person's game library by what console they had (to a degree), because multiplatform releases? Ha. So you could get excited, because each platform would have this whole world of gaming options unique from the others.
I'm not excited about the Xbox One. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely piece of hardware that I'll hack in a heartbeat if I can get my hands on one (and, I guess, play games on it). But so is the PS4, equally boring. The WiiU, even with the screentroller novelty, not that big a huzzah about it either. Since now almost all major titles are multiplatform, and there are so many indie developers that offer up gaming bliss on other devices. So really, the consoles aren't exciting anymore, because for me they don't necessarily define the game library that's attached to it. Aside from obligatory exclusives (your Halos, your Marios, your... sorry I don't play Playstation, I have no idea what their big franchise is), it's really not about the console anymore but rather, "can I bring my library over to this new console?" It all looks pretty much the same now (that's right, I said it, bring me your 5 frame rate difference rants, come at me, bro!). So really, I don't care. I'll buy an Xbox One because I all ready have an Xbox 360 and so long as it's backwards compatible to a degree with my existing library it won't stop that inertia. It's pretty straightforward reasoning. Short of PS4 revealing a surprise like it makes waffles (btw: hardware designers, add this feature, I will buy the !#&$ out of your console, by the barrel), I'm sure this thinking is universal and the only reason they put up with going through the trouble of adding the ability to emulate past consoles into the current console iteration of their respective companies.
I know the reason for the evolution of the consoles is survival. Staying committed to being a game machine (survive, WiiU, you must survive! If only so I can get another Pikmin game) is harder when it's no longer, "hey, come over and let's play on my Genesis" and instead "hey, come over and play Halo." With the game dominating the narrative over the console, of course the console has to latch onto other areas of the home to assimilate (I'm looking at you, Xbox One) or try to follow you everyone like a damn stalker (I'm looking at you, PS4) in order to stand out from not being just a delivery vehicle for the games that any other machine can do just as well.
What I'm trying to say is this: if someone could make me some waffles, you would be amazing, because that's all I really want right now.
Everything old should be left old.Watched Star Trek: Wrath of Khan and Star Trek: Search for Spock. Not bad, just not, hmm. Also watched the first two eps of Star Trek: TNG. I get why people argue for Kirk being the better Captain now: that is some hammy acting. Or maybe it's the script? Not sure I want to sit through more to figure it out. In any case, Picard is still the sexier Captain.
Mit viel Liebe, _phoenixrage And that sexy bald head of his.