Starfield

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Ediros, Jun 13, 2021.

Are you going to be a Bethesdafag?

  1. Yes.

    4 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. No.

    34 vote(s)
    59.6%
  3. I am a hypocrite.

    12 vote(s)
    21.1%
  4. I like to whine a lot about things I am the reason for sucking.

    7 vote(s)
    12.3%
  1. Eumesmopo

    Eumesmopo Learned to love the bomb

    400
    Dec 6, 2012
    Finally. It was about time someone took a shit on Bethesda with the level of autism such an activity deserves.
     
  2. ironmask

    ironmask A Smooth-Skin

    688
    Mar 10, 2018
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  3. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    Because sunk cost fallacy.
     
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  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Guest

    Ask Serifan hahahah.
     
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  5. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
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  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Guest

    Clearly this is something that only whales need to worry about but yeah...such a waste of money.
     
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  7. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Hand held up ! Never heard that term whale = big licks money squanderer. But I was smart enough to guess what it meant before I searched for definition. So 2 to you, 1 to me lol
     
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  8. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    It comes from casinos; meaning their big-money clientele; the ones they'll comp a suite and amenities to, because they will possibly spend a small fortune during their stay.
     
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  9. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    I learned whale as a slang term from MMOs, which is what people call the people that spend tons of money on the game.
     
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  10. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 Fallout Fan For Life!

    655
    Jul 5, 2022
    Yep, that's a thing!

    "They're trying to catch that whale."

    Something along those lines, I've seen people use it in such discussions in regards to MMOs.
     
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  11. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I think something fishy is going on ! Ok, ok something Mammaly
     
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  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Guest

    Whales are used when talking about games like Marvel Snap too. Might as well call them Dorks.
     
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  13. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    I still love how after being called them out for the 'shotgun' firing square-shaped rifle shells through a round barrel, they made the weapon 'caseless'. Except it still ejects cases in third person.
     
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  14. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    wait.... really?
     
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  15. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    Yep, after their initial trailer proved what we all already knew (Bethesda couldn't design a firearm to save their lives), they STILL fucked up their 'fix' because the retards there forgot about the second camera mode the game offers.
     
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  16. RexExitium

    RexExitium INSIDE THE TUBE

    84
    Oct 4, 2022
    Had to look up Starfield's Metacritic score because I knew it would be something ridiculous
    83 (77% positive and 1% negative reviews) :golfclap:
    I mean yeah we all know what "gaming journalism" is like, but at this rate it's just a matter of time before they have to start assigning scores higher than 100 to good games
     
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  17. Eumesmopo

    Eumesmopo Learned to love the bomb

    400
    Dec 6, 2012
    I had called it out as soon as I saw the Todd Howard interview on Lex Friedman, and here we have an article confirming the even larger extent to which it was true:

    https://www.pcgamer.com/starfield-d...its-files-we-had-a-washed-version-of-the-game

    During development they had a few ideas for mechanics that would have made this game slightly more interesting, which no doubt originated from some slightly more competent designers that were below the directors, but it all got shot down by Todd and Emil because if a game isn't dumbed down and simplified to shit they don't think it is "fun".
     
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  18. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    Starfields end design is their idea of... "Fun"?
     
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  19. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    Watched a review recently that went in-depth into all the shit they removed from the game.

    There's a portion in the video that shows an interview Todd where he talks about having stuff like needing space suits for specific planets, health conditions that you needed to treat or else you would get major penalties. But apparently after a while Todd and his buddies thought it was not "fun" and decided to basically gut the entire thing and leave a little bit of it for "flavor". At that point he should have just turned to camera and say "yeah, we make games for idiots". Fuel was also gonna be a thing (mentioned in a post above), but that also cut because Todd thought it was not "fun".

    Can i say how fucking condescending it is to assume what people will find fun? Yeah, you might not find it fun, but many others might find it fun. You are selling a product, not making a game for yourself.
     
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  20. PaxVenire

    PaxVenire Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    844
    Oct 29, 2020
    Bethesda makes games tailored specifically for dads who come home from a long day of work and need something to play for an hour before they crash on the couch.
     
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