Adam Director of Technology
3 months agoAdam Director of Technology
MMORPG's are my favorite kind of game. I've been playing them basically since I was born. I'm pretty sure I've played every major & AAA mmorpg on market, ever. A Majority of my closest friendships were founded playing these games.
6000+ hours in EverQuest 2. (~5 years)
2000+ hours in Star Wars The Old Republic. (~1 Year, split alpha/beta/launch/expacs)
2000+ hours in World of Warcraft. (~1 Year, split between Vanilla, WOD, and now Legion)
1000+ hours in WildStar. (~4 months @ Launch)
5000+ hours in Lineage 2. (~3 years, Vanilla, Chronicles, Throne, Goddess)
5000+ hours in Ragnarok Online. (~4 years. )
2000+ hours Guild Wars. (~2 years. )
Veteran of Revelation Online, Black Desert, Blade & Soul, The Elder Scrolls Online, Trove, NeverWinter, WildStar, Final Fantasy XIV: AAR,ArcheAge, Ragnarok Online 2, GuildWars 2, Tera, SWTOR, RIFT, Star Trek Online, EverQuest 2, Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeon's And Dragons Online, Warhammer Online, FlyFF, Age of Conan, Vanguard, Mabinogi, Metin 2, Vendetta Online, Cabal Online, Darkage of Camelot, ROSE Online, Perfect World, Silkroad Online, City of Heroes, World of Warcraft, GuildWars, Linage 2, Star Wars Galaxies, Knight Online, EVE Online, MapleStory, Rangarok Online, Anarchy Online, Asheron's Call, RuneScape, Linage, EverQuest, UltimaOnline, and I'm sure a bunch i missed.
It's a shame, but the MMORPG genre as of late has become a cash-grab, because the audience is hungry and willing to throw money at the screen, but the bar is set so high that it's unobtainable.
- Either create a half-baked game, or take an eastern game and "bring it to the west"
- Create "Backer"/"Supporter"/"Pre-Order"/"Early Access" packs.
- Once main "MMORPG" audience leaves, convert the game to pay-to-win, or skip to step 6.
- Further Profit off the few remaining players who want to remain competitive.
- Now that nearly everyone has left, fire all your development team and coast since the game only costs you $100 a year to host and you've printed millions of dollars.
I'm still mulling over what my perfect "MMORPG" would be. I know EQNext looked pretty close, before that was shot in the head by Daybreak.
3 months agoAdam Director of Technology
It's no secret that i'm hunting for a new laptop. I've been on a 2011 Mac Book Pro for too long now, and the poor thing has been on it's last legs for about a year now. I've hopped through a few in the last year or so, and nothing has left me happy. I understand that this laptop doesn't exist.
First, the general stuff.
- Aluminum frame -- Plastic is a no-go.
- Quad-core processor. Need the performance.
- Minimum 16GB of memory. More the merrier though.
- M.2 SSD, with preferably a 2.5" extra drive slot for a normal SSD.
- Some kind of dedicated graphics card. Intel integrated graphics will not do.
- Leaner & Lighter the better. I already have to carry a bunch of stuff, less a gaint laptop.
- A "centered" keyboard, AKA no-ten-key.
And now the not so usual stuff.
- Solid multitouch track pad. Apple has admittedly spoiled me here. Why do windows/ubuntu touchpads always suck?
- Intel VTx technology. Most processors have this, but some don't have the feature in BIOS. (Looking at you, MSI GS40) Virtualization is important, yo.
- Solid Ubuntu support. At this point, Bash on Windows is still a joke, and OSX is still has "rough" package manager support. I'd rather just use Kali/Ubuntu/Fedora/Linux for work.
- I love the Razer CORE idea, where i can plugin/dock at work and leverage a GTX1080 for super performance if /when I wanna play a game at work.
- Able to charge on Thunderbolt 3 / USB3. One plug, dock my entire workstation and charging, also my phone!
The new apple MBP covers a lot of these wants. But it also has the hilariously stupid (see "courage") Touch Bar. I'm really not digging the software-keys for that stuff, especially if there's no haptic "press" like on the iphone. And in all reality, it's just a $400 tack-on "innovation" to the mac pro that I wont ever use, because all my work is in terminal SSH'ed into various hosts or running automation scripts.
It's also like, really expensive.
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i've not yet played pathfinder yet, so D&D 5th Edition
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I go to our local hockey team's games about twice a month.
| Asked by: Chris2594 11 months ago
I saw it working in QA this morning. SoonTM
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| Asked by: Billaguana 10 months ago
Right personality / mindset, hard worker, qualified for the job but wont be bored. A lot depends on the position.
| Asked by: jose1052980 9 months ago
http://support.roosterteeth.com is where you go :)
| Asked by: SeveRM 9 months ago
I believe they will be, but it depends on some of the Lets Play Family deal -- not everyone works the same.
| Asked by: Austin0434 9 months ago
i plead the 5th.
| Asked by: CerealSniffer 8 months ago
We're actually on /r/cableporn :p
https://www.reddit.com/r/cableporn/comments/23gr8s... was posted by @Gilby a few years back
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| Asked by: Nomrah 6 months ago
Joel screaming that his gear is about to shut down, when he accidentially unplugged his UPS.
| Asked by: Archer82 1 year ago
Notifications expire after about a month, due to scale. We're looking at ways to improve this, but for now, they expire & get removed after 30 days.
| Asked by: manspartan55 11 months ago
PayPal is coming back later this year, depending on development priorities set from on-high.
| Asked by: JDMFK 11 months ago
Never grew out of it. I still listen to all those bands probably every day.
Hi Adam! Since you guys have revamped the RT iOS/Android app, do you have any similar plans for the app on other devices? I'd love to be able to log in and stream sponsor stuff on my Roku, for example
| Asked by: goldenwarbler 11 months ago
We have a few more things planned, namely consoles.
| Asked by: Eunoshin 11 months ago
Drop them in http://roosterteeth.com/post/51172783 there. Our entire dev team is subscribed to that thread and creates issues in our tracking system.
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We're still working through the logistics, but this is something we're working on, yes.
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| Asked by: Blustarjelly 1 year ago
Mobile app support; website exploits; unsustainable codebase; video host (blip) shutting down; non responsive design; scalability issues; mod points; a complete clusterfuck of a database... the list goes on. The old website had LOTS of "very obvious issues" that weren't addressed over the last 10 years -- The new site just has different issues that haven't been fixed -- yet.
I can say; for the first time in the at least the last 3 years; the website is actually getting better instead of staying the same / falling apart.
| Asked by: zogman1 1 year ago
The best place is to follow the Official Web Development group; however it has been a few months since we pushed a big patch notes post -- with the holiday season and RWBY in full swing none of the staff have really had much time to write one.
| Asked by: ShadowWraith4226 1 year ago
I played it a bit at launch, I wasn't very impressed. I haven't given it a real shot since then, so I can't really judge it much anymore.
| Asked by: thegovna 1 year ago
probably a complete rework of the video player, encoder, and then potentially devices in which videos are available on.
never stop learning.
It's still too early in the season for me to give an unbiased answer.
| Asked by: UberSky 1 year ago
Darkest Dungeon primarily. I'll be picking up XCOM 2 in a few days, and then in March I'll be playing the new Path of Exile expansion.
Team Green for gaming.
I'd like AMD a lot more if they'd get their head on straight with their software. I don't care for Raptr being built into a driver layer. All I want is auto-updating drivers with minor functionality. Nvidia Experience does a really good job of balancing what I want without giving me social crap I don't want.
| Asked by: gunsmith 1 year ago
You should already get a notification when I answer this question! :)
| Asked by: Melissapocalypse 1 year ago
kinda -- the question module has been requested by RT Staff and @caleb a lot.
| Asked by: gunsmith 1 year ago
Jeep allows me to live a lifestyle I want...
Computer allows me to pay for the jeep...
| Asked by: tamnan 1 year ago
you just helped.
| Asked by: Kevin_01 1 year ago
if the question is unaswered; no. We don't want to support a user being harassed because they wont answer a certain question. Unanswered questions are private, Answered questions are public.
PNG, as long as you don't need animation :p
| Asked by: Skilltacular 1 year ago
It's very easy to ban you :)
| Asked by: Desayjin 1 year ago
We do have sponsor stats in the queue; We have a few large modules for Feb slated and once we get them out Stats is coming :)