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beancurd206

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    beancurd206 got a reaction from JamesGoblin in [-W-] Winterblades: Original thread   
    HAHAH poorly made socks would be funny
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from JamesGoblin in [-W-] Winterblades: Original thread   
    Would be nice to see these guys back and playing.
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from Steven Yannic in WM vent   
    More people please.
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from Steven Yannic in WM vent   
    Less snax imo.
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from headlight in Wehrmacht   
    http://wehrmacht.us/
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    beancurd206 reacted to owynmagnus in Going After Your Sons   
    Is the name supposed to reference NAMBLA?
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    beancurd206 reacted to spank99 in Wehrmacht   
    fiends*
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    beancurd206 reacted to checkyotrack in Wehrmacht   
    New sig quote. Thanks Bean.
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from checkyotrack in Wehrmacht   
    Checkyotrack best Shadowbane player ever.
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    beancurd206 reacted to spank99 in Wehrmacht   
    Coconut oil wrestling, johnny.
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    beancurd206 reacted to mandalore in Going After Your Sons   
    As a member of both Going After Your Sons and WM, I'd appreciate it if you didn't bring sexual innuedos in that pirate iroleplaying speech crap to my guild thread.  Take that crap back to yours and stop verbally defecating on this guild page. 
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    beancurd206 reacted to evald in Wehrmacht   
    Krag down, what a clown
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from evald in Wehrmacht   
    Ur on krags list my niggah
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    beancurd206 reacted to hilde in Going After Your Sons   
    A fat slim gabibbo sig.
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    beancurd206 reacted to frobobo in Pvp System Review: Area Of Effect Abilities   
    Area of Effect abilities are probably one of the most over-looked aspects of a crappy PvP system.  Why?
     
    1:  They are inherently high-reward low risk.  
    a]  If you use one and hit one target, in most games, they generally still do damage comparable to a normal attack.  There is a moderate to small efficiency loss.  This is not a huge deal.  At worst, the ability has a cool down, and you've simply wasted the chance to do even more damage.
    b]  If you use one and hit many targets, in most games, their net damage is generally higher than every other non-AoE in the game.  This creates a need to spam them, indefinitely, in any large fight, and completely waters down the fight.  At worst, there's a cool down.  The more AoEs, and the less cooldowns, the better!
     
    2:  They weaken positional requirements.
    a]  Find a big clump of players, and mash the AoE button.  That's your end all for "highest possible DPS".  Sure, there can be some requirements on doing it better, and some players will certainly learn the quirks and be better at it, but it's still quite a low glass ceiling.
    b] They are inevitable.  No matter how well you position, some AoE stun, snare, root, bomb, explosion, or whatever, is capable of hitting you just for being on the battlefield.  The ability to position yourself in a very strong spot, which is arguably the "most difficult" aspect of any game, is strongly reduced just by the mere presence of many powerful AoEs in a game.
    c]  But they punish poor positioning!  (Stacking, grouping up, etc).  This is mostly a moot point, as in any larger fight, there will be many people, all over the screen, no matter what.  Having tightly grouped players is inevitable, and doesn't change with AoEs there or not. Instead....
     
    3:  They create an arms race.
    a]  Well, now you have to account for characters always taking persistent damage, being consistently controlled, and in a constant state of "negative".  The only way to balance this is start handing out more tools to players, JUST so they can survive "being there".  More group heals, more group buffs, more group heal over times, more escape buttons, more "save me" cooldowns.  I mean, if you don't get these tools, you get demolished just for standing in the back somewhere!
    b]  Now you've got a positive feedback loop.  Once an arms race starts, it generally doesn't stop.  It seeps into other aspects of the game.  What about all these "save me" cooldowns in 1v1s?  What about increased mobility to move around the battlefield, to deal with all the aoe slows being tossed around?  What happens in a 10v10 with a system like that?  It gets silly, is what happens.  Tactics and strategy become insignificant on the battlefield.
     
    4:  There's a lot of evidence about this stuff.
    a]  WoW GvG, is, uh.  Yea.  I played it for a bit, was a rank 1 gladiator, and I'll say first hand - every large fight was just stand still and spam AoE heal or damage.  There was no reason to do anything else.  Kiting was crappy, and the game had to be made into a strict 3v3 game to be playable.
    b]  Shadowbane!  WoW is pve crap.  Great.  Shadowbane was dominated by casters, early on, and it also sucked.  The only godsend was when people started to realize how strong meat was due to some poor balancing decisions.  I believe this kept the game alive past the mass exodus of 2004/2005.  Meat fights were FUN.  Positioning was monumental in your ability to live, or die, and skilled guilds rose to the top.  Most casters were simply not fun to play, at a high level, because toolsets were so based around AoE power.  
    c]  Darkfall too.  It started kind of fun, despite a lot of issues.  It quickly devolved into "whoever grinded the hardest to train aoes", and large fights were just people standing far away and spamming AoEs.  It may have changed eventually - I don't know, but there's lots of videos of people spamming large-radius aoes all fight long.
    d]  Warhammer, SWG, and so on - mass aoe knockdowns/knockbacks and stuff.  Some of these games had nigh unplayable GvG.  
     
    5:  The solution?  AoEs have to be seriously considered before being thrown in.  How do you make them really stupid to use at the wrong time?  How do you up positioning requirements?  How do you not make them not always the best thing to use with a 100 people on the screen?
    a]  Make them rare.
    b]  Don't be afraid to have very short range spells.  Things that you can't just spam from afar.
    c]  Super high cost, or long cool downs, to match the math.  Most games fail at this.  They are often 10s of times more superior if executed properly (mathematically speaking).
    d]  Don't be afraid to make them very tight radius, or have delayed explosions.  Game design creativeness is important.
    e]  Above all, just be aware of HOW MUCH they can change/ruin a game.
     
    Opinions?
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    beancurd206 reacted to fatboy in Going After Your Sons   
    hold my hand bean, and together we will travel the world!
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    beancurd206 reacted to niacin in Wehrmacht   
    We're looking forward to playing this game.

    http://wehrmacht.us/
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    beancurd206 reacted to evald in Going After Your Sons   
    Reporting people is a hate crime
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    beancurd206 reacted to psychedelics in 01/13/15 - Character Creation Preview   
    OMG THE FAT MICE-MAN IS THERE
     
    BEHIND HIS SWORD
     
    #FATMICEMAN
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from tsp_maj in The Shipwrecked Pirates   
    nice
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from roowho in RL pics   
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from drogenn in A question for TullyAckland   
    Sadly it is true, but getting banned for real life pics? Bunch of real soft people imo, grow a pair.
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from kickit in A question for TullyAckland   
    Sadly it is true, but getting banned for real life pics? Bunch of real soft people imo, grow a pair.
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from kickit in A question for TullyAckland   
    If peeps keep getting banned for stupid reasons might as well play SBEMU.
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    beancurd206 got a reaction from kaycer in A question for TullyAckland   
    If peeps keep getting banned for stupid reasons might as well play SBEMU.
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