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In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

22 March 2018 - 10:24 PM

Whatís next for iOS from Feral? Thatís what Iíd like to know. I wonder if Medieval Total War II is possible. That would be cool and maybe they could capitalize on all the UI design effort that went into Rome. A Warhammer game would be amazing but given the limitations of iOS presently I imagine that isnít possible at this time. Iíd love playing the Dawn of War II games on my iPad.

In Topic: Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

22 March 2018 - 10:14 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 21 March 2018 - 01:04 PM, said:

To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

This captures my feelings as well perfectly. I especially love the lamentations part. I just really love that so much.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

22 March 2018 - 10:05 PM

I tried Sea of Thieves briefly and I was not impressed personally. While the game allows solo play, it probably shouldnít as the few spots I visited did not seem to scale to party size which does not surprise me now that I think about it but which is a problem solo nonetheless. So itís entirely possible that this game is great fun with a crew of friends. That said, I noticed as I did when watching the Giantbomb crew muddle through, that the game sorely needs more in game guidance starting off than it offers. Some players embrace this and some hate it. Considering that it would probably be best to err on the side of a positive early user experience for the greatest number of fledgling pirates I would say that ought to be improved.

This really is a four player coop game and for those crews on Xbox One or Windows systems who donít mind figuring out everything as they go it may have much more to offer than Iím ever likely to see. So, I donít want to be overly or unreasonably negative here. I just could not recommend it to any pirates seeking a solo seafaring experience.

In other news, I decided to try Sacred Legends on my iPad despite never installing anything with diamonds, coins or whatnot before. It confirmed what I expected. The game sucks. It isnít even a game really. Its dungeon runs are 45 second affairs on a little isometric track where you encounter and kill 3 groups of mobs or two with a boss at the end. There is no actual boss fight requiring brain activity on the playerís part though. Itís just a bigger mob with more hit points that is no more difficult to kill than the typical group of cannon fodder. Basically, at every turn you are soon hamstrung in various ways to encourage forking over cash just to ďplayĒ a game this bad. I wonít waste any more time describing what else is wrong with it but it all boils down to designing for money extraction first and pseudo game second.

The funny thing is, as a pretty little time waster Sacred Legends would not be so bad really if it cost maybe 3 bucks and had zero IAPs with the progression feedback loops tuned accordingly. It a jungle out there though on the AppStore and Sacred was quickly abandoned by its initial player base. There are no second chances. With so much junk there are very limited first chances and maybe thatís why all this free junk exists in part.

Thank goodness for the good stuff though. I have found quite a lot wading through the AppStore swamps and jungles.

Oh, I wrote to Tim Cook about the software landfill with a link to an app that promised to unlock all features once you provided a good review. I made a good case for minimal quality standards and curation being necessary. Naturally, I also mentioned that Apple should be innovating here in solving this problem, leading the way of course. So expect this situation to be corrected soon and you can all thank me and Mr. Cook too when it is. Itís nothing really though. I just want you guys to enjoy a quality user experience because Iím just a sweet guy.

In Topic: Looking for an mmorpg

20 March 2018 - 09:00 PM

Last I knew the Ryzom MMO client was available as a free download on the Mac AppStore. Itís an old MMO somewhat similar to early EverQuest. I had some friends in my raiding guild who left to play it years ago and they spoke highly of the game. Also, more recently Iíd heard the community still there is friendly and welcoming to new players. You can probably read up on the gameís history on Wikipedia. I would guess that this game would probably support older hardware and dial-up to this day given its age. I recall too that the first 50% of many levels is entirely free to play now without any restrictions.

Maybe this could work and be fun I hope.

In Topic: Inspiring YOU!

10 March 2018 - 11:46 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 07 March 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

You posted this after I asked you to prove you are human.  Bots don't follow their own posts and neither do you.  I pronounce you bot.  You know how to prove me wrong.  Email me and I'll lift the ban.

ďSanction him!Ē

ďWe shall continue with style.Ē