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henryfakesmile

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#449526 Aspyr's upcoming projects

Posted henryfakesmile on 19 August 2018 - 11:51 PM

View PostMr Pink, on 30 June 2018 - 05:07 AM, said:

'Next Up Hero' is out on Steam.

On the Mac App Store front, Aspyr has been fairly silent.
InnerSpace and Observer didn't even make it to the Mac App Store.
The last game released on there was CoD:MW3 a year ago and even that was three years after the Steam release.
Aspyr's next game 'Torn' isn't even coming to the Macintosh.

it feels like Aspyr hard been fading out of the Mac platform and shift their focus on mobile and others


#445475 MMORPGs feel like Pinball machines

Posted henryfakesmile on 11 May 2017 - 12:38 AM

anyone here remember the East commonland tunnel in everquest? @G_player


the "EC Tunnel" was a really interesting dynamic in the original EQ1. It absolutely created an economic microcosm in which its own rules of engagment developed and evolved over time. It was a bit exciting to make the trek there with a big bag of "stuff" to sell or trade in the hopes of procuring something you needed, whether it be cash or something else shiny and new.

also what get me wont get over EQ1 is I really like dungeons that are far from civilization!. god! nowdays 's games are just retarded !

Sometimes the journey to the dungeon is just as much, if not more memorable than the dungeon itself. It also makes you think ahead about not only your destination, but also about the path to get there and make sure you have enough supplies to last the whole trip. Hopefully it's a two-way trip, because once you do arrive, you really feel the need to avoid death even more, as it would take you so long just to get back to your corpse. But of course with great risk comes great reward, so those dungeons also usually hold the best loot!

watching the livestream of Pantheon: rise of the fallen playthrough in the tower of the reckless magician.   I can imagine it being something like a mix between the Plane of Mischief and the Tower of Frozen Shadow in EverQuest. It's so much fun to explore zones where it feels like the dungeon itself is actively trying to trick you and kill you. Memories are made when you have no idea what might happen next and it may take weeks or months to learn the area.

anyone here remember the East commonland tunnel in everquest? the "EC Tunnel" was a really interesting dynamic in the original EQ1. It absolutely created an economic microcosm in which its own rules of engagment developed and evolved over time. It was a bit exciting to make the trek there with a big bag of "stuff" to sell or trade in the hopes of procuring something you needed, whether it be cash or something else shiny and new. also what get me wont get over EQ1 is I really like dungeons that are far from civilization!. god! nowdays 's games are just retarded ! Sometimes the journey to the dungeon is just as much, if not more memorable than the dungeon itself. It also makes you think ahead about not only your destination, but also about the path to get there and make sure you have enough supplies to last the whole trip. Hopefully it's a two-way trip, because once you do arrive, you really feel the need to avoid death even more, as it would take you so long just to get back to your corpse. But of course with great risk comes great reward, so those dungeons also usually hold the best loot! watching the livestream of Pantheon: rise of the fallen playthrough in the tower of the reckless magician I can imagine it being something like a mix between the Plane of Mischief and the Tower of Frozen Shadow in EverQuest. It's so much fun to explore zones where it feels like the dungeon itself is actively trying to trick you and kill you. Memories are made when you have no idea what might happen next and it may take weeks or months to learn the area.


#445463 MMORPGs feel like Pinball machines

Posted henryfakesmile on 10 May 2017 - 02:51 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 25 March 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

The experience of playing an MMO, problems inherent with the design of these games aside, is what you personally choose to make of it. I would disagree that one leaves any particular virtual world unaffected by your having been there unless you never interacted with others and had shared experiences to take with you and your own impressions left with others.

The above entails a mindset that rises well above the ultimately hollow and worthless pursuit of virtual crap (gear, toys, etc.) that all becomes obsolete every time a new expansion releases. Far too many games have devolved into me centric incredible wastes of time and human life chasing after 1's and 0's which is all that Fiery Sword of Look at Me actually is in reality.

Don't get me wrong. Loot and toys are just fine, until they become primarily what drives someone to play and I certainly saw plenty of that over many years and countless hours in various MMO games.

What made EverQuest such a magic experience aside of the newness of it all at the time was that character development primarily occurred through playtime versus gear and item acquisition which while also important at end game particularly, was of little significant importance in the early going which took a long time. The game had a very strong social focus and group play was pretty much a necessity in the game's early years unless you happened to be a Necromancer or perhaps a skilled Druid. Even then, you were better off in a group and this was where the real fun, adventure and sense of camaraderie came together.

Was EQ perfect? Of course not but the basic design was solid in terms of the resultant experience and friendships made. I still remember people I met (sometimes only once) and talked with, adventured with, overcame challenges with, failed with, tried some more with, helped and was helped by and more. To this day I could share stories for hours on end about so many memorable experiences and most importantly, people. Fear not! I won't do that now but I can say that EverQuest was very much a living, breathing, magical world not only because it is a great game but because of the people I was fortunate (much of the time) to spend time there with.

MMO games have never really gotten the major course correction they have sorely needed since vanilla WoW ended and they all devolved into grind fests for worthless virtual crap and little more far too often. Unfortunately this is what a lot of people seem to want. These are people who don't get the basic idea of there not being an "I" in the word "team." This is a real shame for them because they are missing out on so much and don't seem to realize it. The shinies have blinded them.

All is not doom and gloom though no matter which MMO world might appeal to someone because you can always find kindred souls to have some real fun with-- if you are willing to be proactive and make it happen. This is the biggest mistake many MMO players make, expecting the ideal to come to them. It does not generally work that way. Lots of less ambitious people welcome being recruited to do something in these games but they will sit around complaining about how there is no groups for this or that while never being willing to do something about it.

Lily Tomlin once said, "I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."

you have got the point and i feel you, the gaming experience in everquest are just so organic i dont know how they achieve that

and i am entangled by all the memories i have had in Everquest and feeling how deformed and retarded nowadays MMO has become, everything are just about DPS , who's able to dealt the most damage for using the cookie cutter build , lol :wall:  


if so, you need to check this out , the upcoming MMO currently developing by the original Everquest team, you can feel its soul by just looking at these live stream , i am glad that they are doing well and completed Series A Funding, grew their team again and presented two incredible live streams in the past few weeks!!! :w00t:
part 1
https://www.youtube....28Rkhxk&t=1610s

part 2

https://www.youtube....jADhav8&t=4198s


#440241 The Elder Scrolls Online Launched

Posted henryfakesmile on 19 April 2016 - 09:03 PM

View PostTheBunny, on 25 March 2016 - 03:35 PM, said:

My position was eliminated.  
To be fair I did have about 6 months warning.
And I could have moved to a PC centric team. (Ugg)

Anyhow, I was told support for the Mac Client was not being dropped.
I don't know what the future plans are and can't comment etc.

oh.... so you have no idea the roadmap for the technical side for example will they Support the metal API in osx like blizzard did with their games?
since apple has stopped updating the open GL for osx


#440110 Homefront: The Revolution will have native Mac/Linux versions

Posted henryfakesmile on 12 April 2016 - 10:29 AM

View PostWumpus, on 02 March 2016 - 10:51 AM, said:

Hi all!

Some fun news for shooter fans. The new Homefront game has been confirmed to have Mac/Linux versions in development. Native one's! Even better. No Cider nonsense for us.

I can’t link to the post, since it is a press release via GamesPress, a journalistic resource. You would need to login to view the post at all. But it says:

"Homefront: The Revolution is scheduled for release on May 17th in North America, and May 20th in all other territories on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC."

"Native Mac and Linux versions are also in development."

Of course I posted about it over at the MGC in a little more detail: http://www.macgameca...sions-confirmed

While the original Homefront was so so at best, the new game looks pretty neat. I'll be checking it out anyway!

Neat fact: First CRYENGINE game that will be released for OS X from what I can tell.

nice, another good news for the mac community !


#439890 Offical Mac MMO list.

Posted henryfakesmile on 24 March 2016 - 08:06 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 24 March 2016 - 01:41 PM, said:

Is that a free game or does it charge a monthly fee?

lol!! its not another "modern" mmo f2p crap we have been so sick of for 15 years!
its a true EVERQUEST reincarnation from the original developers and apparently everything's going well judging on the pre - pre alpha live stream last week

https://www.twitch.t...alms/v/53850665

jesus this is like a dream come true, all those  train to zone / crazy random mob add / aggro moment , i had already made a 10k usd pledge .....( seriously even my dad was crying when he saw this livestream because everything feel so eq


#439887 The Elder Scrolls Online Launched

Posted henryfakesmile on 24 March 2016 - 07:35 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 09 March 2016 - 06:56 PM, said:



Skyrim has so absorbed my life that I dare not go deeper.  I could show you such beautiful natural sights, magnificent in scale and grandeur.  Another such place and I become one of those Koreans whose bladder popped.

No matter how much / good the eldersrolls series are. They can barley scratch the itch for my Everquest 1 lust . The vast dangerous outdoor world . Spacious maze like huge dungeons . Able to pull as many mobs as you like ( modernised mmo are so retarded that you can't engage the mob who just killed the guy even if they were just standing next to you because the mob encounter has been "resetting " and that mob need to run back to to where it's spawn

And trying to pull more than 5+ mob to trying to have some fun ? Nope they will just run away and reset encounter

Can't believe I have been playing ESO solely for the pvp for two years lol

Everyone that's been through the eq era there's always that spot of emptiness in their heart
That's why I'm really looking forward for the Pantheon : rise of the fallen ... The eq reincarnation by the original developer !


#439878 What games are people playing these days!?

Posted henryfakesmile on 24 March 2016 - 03:46 AM

View PostJan, on 18 March 2016 - 10:59 AM, said:

Still playing Shadow of Mordor, I'm at 42 % completion rate, finished half of the main story missions and nearly all side-quests in the first area. Sonic The Hedgehog on Apple TV using the SteelSeries Nimbus controller, which is really fun. I've always been a Nintendo kid and missed out on a lot of SEGA titles back in the day. Hopefully more of the remastered classics come to ATV. :)

Same here, playing shadow of mordor
And eagerly waiting for the alpha / beta of pantheon : rise of the fallen


#431811 Feral's upcoming project?

Posted henryfakesmile on 25 November 2014 - 03:32 AM

still trying to finish Dead Island - https://macappsto.re/hk/ZXN8T.m
and clearing up a few achievements left before deleting Costume Quest 1 ( mac app store game center version )

and i am focusing on GRID 2 Reloaded Edition - https://macappsto.re/hk/paXk0.m
and The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - https://macappsto.re/hk/CRoBK.m
...i bought too many games i don't even have times for them...and spec Ops....

i had to hold on to stop myself from buying Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! - https://macappsto.re/hk/zlHg2.m\\\

​and i just realized that Divinity - Original Sin  also released mac app store version - https://macappsto.re/hk/9t0KS.m

and Where's My Water? - https://macappsto.re...re/hk/XNf52.m   :w00t:


otherwise there'd be another $60 games left unfinished... i love buying mac app store games to sow them the support

prove to apple that there is a market here


#428229 Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition coming to Mac App Store

Posted henryfakesmile on 17 May 2014 - 11:33 PM

View PostTrautman, on 15 May 2014 - 05:17 AM, said:

https://itunes.apple...ion/id695516851
Suddenly, Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition coming to Mac App Store.
But It isn't available on Steam yet.

we should had just buy it on mac app store to show them that there's an audience on it
and its one of the great game thats support osx game center achievements


#427340 ESO: Initial Impressions

Posted henryfakesmile on 10 April 2014 - 01:53 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 09 April 2014 - 09:44 AM, said:

It seems like the blue faction is getting dominated :(

I played more last night. I have difficulty taking on groups with more then 2 people when I'm solo questing. I'm only level 6, but I'm geared ok for my level, and only fighting level 6 enemies. Any tips for taking on larger groups?

View PostFrigidman™, on 09 April 2014 - 11:12 AM, said:

That map, makes me think this is a lot like Planetside 2. Where its basically just a large battleground and you take points and push other factions (yes 3 as well) out and try to hold them. The 'leveling' is basically just getting points to spend on gun upgrades and equipement. No real stats on a character like a real RPG.

Granted I have no clue what ESO is like, clearly, but that image above made me think Planetside 2 almost immediately.

View PostFrigidman™, on 09 April 2014 - 02:01 PM, said:

Very interesting. So the game has pretty realistic RPG leveling though? Like, a lot of newb level 5s mixed in with op level 50s n the such?

View PostFrigidman™, on 09 April 2014 - 03:45 PM, said:

Stop making it sound so cool... I dont have time to get sucked into a good MMO!!! AAAGHHHH!H!HH!GGAGHRWYFG#^&%&^@#


there are no absolute domination in this game , it just feel so dynamic .. and fun ...
come , join ebon heart pact and fight with us instead of just looking at it on the internet :w00t:



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#427291 ESO: Initial Impressions

Posted henryfakesmile on 09 April 2014 - 03:07 AM

View PostFrigidman™, on 08 April 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

Ok, enough mom jokes, lets get this topic back on track. Who has actually played ESO?

View Postikir, on 09 April 2014 - 12:00 AM, said:

I played the beta, the games really rocks imho. But i've said before i have very little free time and a lot of games to finish! Ahhh i want the old times when we got only few big titles a year :-P
Also i don't want to pay month fees as i did for 2 years with WoW, at least not a this price.

even if you have little time to play ,the game just works ! since it uses mega server , the game is populated 24 hours
and you can play at your own pace .. i don't  have that urge to level up and even trying to level up as slow as i can since this game is so enjoyable , and its just play out like an elder scroll game with MMO functionality + epic large scale siege battle  
Zenimax online did one hell of a good job of making this game & the fans dream come true , u should buy it to support them ! and its just $12.99 if you pick the extended subscription plan

look at this and u know i am telling the truth ,3 faction killing each other is that fun!

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#427250 ESO: Initial Impressions

Posted henryfakesmile on 08 April 2014 - 02:31 AM

i just need to say that i had never been this addicted to a mom ever since everquest 1 !


#427076 Dead Island?

Posted henryfakesmile on 02 April 2014 - 02:07 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 13 October 2013 - 03:48 AM, said:

Zombies. Meh.

while you " meh" on something , i am grateful to see Deep Silver starting to bring more of their games to the osx system , i thought they will just ignore it like some other publisher
i could get blooody on the mac ... ususally i just ignore the games that dont have osx version


#427039 Elder Scrolls Online

Posted henryfakesmile on 30 March 2014 - 09:40 AM

the game is franking great , omg ! feel so dynamic !