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by olepi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?
Replies: 24
Views: 1687

Re: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?

"Or, if you are not in a hurry, AMD is releasing their 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs in July. One of those, with a NAVI video card, should rock the socks off of SoH." There is no reason to be in a hurry. I think the estimated release date of SoH is end of this year or sometime next year. I can't get into the d...
by olepi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?
Replies: 24
Views: 1687

Re: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?

Agreed. I've told this story before, but I made a rad/rad defender who could cast resistance buffs on people. When I made the character I thought it was so cool to make the buffs a persistent light blue flame, which played over the recipients of the buff. At the first Rikti raid for this guy I buff...
by olepi
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Offtopic Discussion
Topic: Are consoles the way to go for MMO?
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Are consoles the way to go for MMO?

The actual CPU and graphics aren't that different. See: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/we-built-a-pc-using-ps4-pro-specs-how-does-it-perf/1100-6443491/ The bigger problem as I see it is the user interface. Do you have a mouse that can click on any part of the screen? Do you have a keyboard to ent...
by olepi
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Donations to Ship of Heroes
Replies: 205
Views: 69474

Re: Donations to Ship of Heroes

"everything seems to take longer than we want it to." I call this crash-and-burn-management. You think the project will take only 6 months, and when it really takes a year, you might get fired. You crashed and burned. Management will hire the next guy who says he can do it in 6 months. Of course, it...
by olepi
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?
Replies: 24
Views: 1687

Re: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?

A related question is what kind of hardware is the target? My old PC is similar to today's PS4 Pro, and it can run the old game without a hitch. When the old game was written, however, back in 2004, my hardware would have been off the charts. (In 1980, I used to buy computer systems for Motorola, an...
by olepi
Fri May 31, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The leveling, augment and infusion video on MMORPG.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: The leveling, augment and infusion video on MMORPG.com

I posted my $0.02 on MMORPG. Then I looked back through some of my old posts there.

In 2007 there's a thread about CoH: Is the game dying?

LOL
by olepi
Tue May 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutscenes to tell a story
Replies: 9
Views: 1229

Cutscenes to tell a story

Many MMO's and other games use cutscenes to help tell a story. Is SoH planning to do this? One of my complaints about the old game is the stories are not featured very much. There are very few cutscenes or narration, and unless you take the time to read the tiny text bubbles, you don't even know wha...
by olepi
Tue May 28, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: What's Cooking
Topic: Happy Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Happy Memorial Day

The video looks great!

Ok, when do I get to play??? :mrgreen:
by olepi
Tue May 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: How many hours will you play Ship of Heroes each week?
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: How many hours will you play Ship of Heroes each week?

My playtime will vary quite a bit. I travel, so there can be periods where I don't play at all. When at home and in the mood, I can play for 15-20 hours a week. I also tend to rotate through games. So I'll play SoH for a while, then play something completely different, like Civilization, for a while...
by olepi
Tue May 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?
Replies: 24
Views: 1687

Re: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?

Looking at the old game, I was struck by how basic the character models were, and how little detail the environments had. But the graphics effects were over the top. I didn't mind having a simple fixed face all the time, since it is mostly obscured by all the effects going off in a fight. I didn't m...
by olepi
Tue May 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?
Replies: 24
Views: 1687

Do you prefer detailed graphics models, or more flash?

Given that there is a limited amount of graphics that can be rendered at once, what do you prefer, very detailed character models and environments at the cost of extra flashy graphics? Or would you sacrifice some details in order to get more graphics effects on the screen? 1) I want the most detaile...
by olepi
Mon May 20, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: HOW WILL YOU SPEND YOUR FIRST MONTH(S) PLAYING SOH?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: HOW WILL YOU SPEND YOUR FIRST MONTH(S) PLAYING SOH?

Due to untreated alt-itis, I'll make one or more of each type and play it for a while. Then pick which one I like the best to actually play.

In CoH, I picked an ice/ice blaster solely on the look-and-feel of it, without studying the powers at all. :mrgreen:
by olepi
Mon May 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CoH Homecoming server costs
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: CoH Homecoming server costs

Maybe NCSoft is waiting to see how big this will get. It may be that they don't care about it, if it stays small like it is. Even at it's peak, I think CoH had maybe 250,000 subscribers. That's small potatoes, especially these days. The Homecoming servers are around 15,000 I think. Maybe NCSoft just...
by olepi
Wed May 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: What you want to see next question
Replies: 31
Views: 4336

Re: What you want to see next question

Perhaps for robotic enemies, you could have some sprockets fly off or something. But I would vote against realistic gore and blood.
by olepi
Tue May 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The one thing I dislike about CoH, & what I hope SoH does better?
Replies: 16
Views: 1783

Re: The one thing I dislike about CoH, & what I hope SoH does better?

I disagree with this somewhat. In the olden days (DAOC), a white mob was equal to you, so it was a fair fight. A yellow mob is more powerful than you, although you could probably still defeat it. An orange mob is much more powerful than you are, and defeating one is an accomplishment. In CoH, as a b...

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