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  1. FCC to repeal Net Neutrality

    F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms "The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites. The proposal, made by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama administration. The rules prohibit high-speed internet service providers, or I.S.P.s, from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites. They also prevent the companies from charging customers extra fees for high-quality streaming and other services." Ending net neutrality will destroy everything that makes the internet great "It sounds like a nightmare, but if a proposal unveiled by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week is enacted, this hellscape of extra fees, slow-loading apps and censorship could be the future of the internet." If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal "(in Portugal) Users pay for traditional "data" — and on top of that, they pay for additional packages based on the kind of data and apps they want to use." ... Former FCC Chairman calls it a "shameful sham and sellout" LINK
  2. Video games are dead *rant*

    I just got Hand of Fate 2 and I'm liking it a lot so far. Probably will end up getting the South Park game and Dungeons 3 as well. Also, I still have Dark Souls 3 sitting there collecting dust that I'm sure I'll get around to as soon as I build up enough courage. All in all there's plenty of good stuff out there without having to spend $60 on a game that has an agonizingly slow mobile-free-to-play-esque progression system.
  3. This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat "Hughes promised the flat-Earth community that he would expose the conspiracy with his steam-powered rocket, which will launch from a heavily modified mobile home — though he acknowledged that he still had much to learn about rocket science." .... ....... from a heavily modified mobile home from a heavily modified mobile home from a heavily modified mobile home from a heavily modified mobile home
  4. the guy that bragged about barging into dressing rooms to catch 15 year olds naked is defending a guy that went after 14 year olds shocking i tell you
  5. Video games are dead *rant*

    BTW the 2,528 hours refers to in-round time only. Meaning when you're at loading screens or waiting to queue into games, that doesn't count. Also, these are the numbers AFTER they already tweaked it. Before it was over 10,000 hours.
  6. Video games are dead *rant*

    dude it's only 12 hours every day for 377 straight days geez, get gud n00b
  7. Video games are dead *rant*

    Yeah that's the single player arcade mode. It only lets you earn so many credits playing that. And since (for the most part) you're only really getting loot to use in the multi-player I don't really have a problem with that stance.
  8. Video games are dead *rant*

    OK, I was just referring to the multiplayer, I haven't looked much at the single player campaign. So far as I can tell they haven't changed rewards in the multiplayer. Honestly, the changes EA has made so far are all window dressing. Progression is still extremely slow and grindy to tempt people into purchasing loot crates with real money. I'd be extremely shocked if anything is changed in that regard.
  9. Video games are dead *rant*

    That's how all credits are awarded, it's by the length of the match. It's basically, you get X credits for each minute played. Doesn't matter if you get 0 kills in the match or 50 kills you earn the same credits.
  10. Video games are dead *rant*

    I don't think so and there will plenty of heroes you can play without paying to unlock them, so even after they lower the cost on vader/skywalker from 40-60k down to 10k it still might not be worth it to unlock them. Probably better to save those credits for loot crates to get cards & crafting parts and just use the free unlocked heroes. BTW I played the beta and progression felt EXTREMELY slow. I played for about 10-12 hours and unlocked basically nothing. One loot crate every 2.5 hours (that usually gives you garbage) and no way to speed up progression without spending real money.
  11. Video games are dead *rant*

    Here's a good breakdown of the time it takes to progress in the game (it's actually worse than I had thought) https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7c6bjm/it_takes_40_hours_to_unlock_a_hero_spreadsheet/ You can only get level 4 cards by upgrading level 3 cards, level 4 no longer drop from loot crates (this was EA's response to people complaining about pay-to-win). You need 460 crafting parts for that, which take, on average, 24.7 hours to grind. And the credits you receive from playing are based on the time of the match, not how well you did, so a good player will take just as long to grind these things as a bad one. There's probably about 20 cards or so for each class, but just to max out your favorite 3 for your loadout you're looking at 74.1 hours. So let's say you play the game for awhile, decide you like playing 2 certain classes the most, along with one 2nd tier, one vehicle and one hero you will also be playing as. You're looking at 370.5 hours to max 3 cards for who you're going to be playing, and this is after picking a very limited number of both characters to play and cards to use. If you were to try to max everything in the game you're talking 10,000+ hours. And these are just the cards released at launch. I'm sure every new DLC will release more (and they'll probably be upgrades over the current ones) that you'll have to grind even more for. Also, it takes you 2 and a half hours (again, on average) just to get a single trooper loot crate. And more often than not crates will drop useless junk that you don't want. If you're a casual player than only plays a couple hours here and there then you're going to be running around with crappy low-level equipment pretty much the entire time you own/play the game.
  12. Video games are dead *rant*

    They've already said they're reducing the cost to unlock heroes for launch but that's not where the biggest issue is anyway. Also, I think the Heroes vs Villians mode will have everyone unlocked (though not 100% sure on that). The real problem and real grind is getting the card upgrades. Progression in that regard seems to be extremely slow. Of course this is intentional to temp players to spend real money on loot crates. That, IMO, is the real problem with micro-transactions. I honestly don't care if someone spends a couple hundred bucks to get everything unlocked and has an advantage over me. Reason I don't care is because those people are rare (probably less than 2%) so I won't run into them very often, and it won't affect the gameplay very much. The real problem with microtransactions is that it gives developers a monetary incentive to make the game worse. Introduce a huge grind to temp players to spend money. If the progression system was smooth and you unlocked things at a nice pace I wouldn't care about microtransactions being in the game. But if that was the case then players really wouldn't have much incentive to spend money, so devs naturally are pushed to making things more grindy and annoying on purpose. It just sucks from a players perspective but devs make huge amounts of money off MT so they aren't going away anytime soon.
  13. Video games are dead *rant*

    currently takes about 100 hours to max out a regular trooper class (and there are 4 of them, as well as second tier troops and vehicles that also have unlocks you need to get) and 40 hours just to unlock certain heroes to be able to play them (then grind even more to unlock their upgrades) or you can spend a $100 or $200 on loot crates and skip all that
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