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  1. @Withywarlock and @Yaramaki are established and longtime contributors of VGR. They both have been on our watchlist for some time and were vetted extensively by @Shagger. Four moderators is appropriate given VGR's member count and post total and the overall exponential growth the community has seen over the past 4-6 months. Each of the four moderators are well qualified and deserving of their respective role. Furthermore, having a robust and experienced moderation team allows me to direct more time and resources to continuing to attract new members and grow the community.
    6 points
  2. Hey everyone, Today I have a couple of exciting announcements for you. The first is that VGR Forum now has more than 18,000 members! I am deeply grateful to each and every one of you who have contributed to VGR growing into such a tremendously successful community. My second big announcement is that @Withywarlock has been promoted to become our fourth moderator! He joins @Yaramaki, who was recently promoted, along with @The Blackangel and @Shagger. Withywarlock has long contributed thoughtful, detailed comments to VGR forum, keeping conversations going and spurring new ones with his insights. He also does a great job making us laugh with his witty observations. It is a rare privilege to have a forum grow this much while still retaining its loyal core of members and such a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Each of our moderators has played a huge part in making that happen, and I know Withywarlock will do a phenomenal job in his new role. Congratulations, Withywarlock, and thank you! Thank you to all of our members for being a part of the VGR family. I am so happy with what we have built here together.
    5 points
  3. I want to let everyone know that Bid for Rewards is officially back. How it works is that you receive 2 Points for each post reply and 5 Points for each new thread. You can then use your Points to participate in auctions to "Bid for Rewards" for gift cards, cash, video games, and video game consoles. I also want to take time to introduce @Yaramaki as VGR's third moderator. He will be joining @The Blackangel and @Shagger. @Yaramaki has contributed thoughtful and insightful postings since first joining VGR and we're excited to welcome him to the team. Congratulations and we look forward to your continued contributions to VGR.
    5 points
  4. I created this thread because another thread here was turning out into a glorified chit chat thread. Still the conversation deserves a change to keep going but not there as it's going way off topic and that thread has run it's course. So i'll be moving said conversation here for it to continue as it's an interesting topic i'd like to participate in aswell, always nice to remanence about the good old days. So @Kane99, @Heatman @Clasher and @Justin11 feel free to continue said conversation here and for anybody else feel free to chimp in with your favourite gaming memories when you were younger.
    4 points
  5. Guild politicking is a fairly big thing. I've been in numerous scenarios, not as dramatic as I'd like to make them sound from robbing guild banks, staging coups, running guilds and moderating merger efforts. The thing about most MMO systems is they're not democratic, and do bear with me as most of my experience is with World of Warcraft. Barring vote-kicking (democracy), it's usually meritocracy (rankings/ratings/gear), plutocracies (having the most money), or dictatorships (developers and guild masters) which governs the game's systems. It was particularly interesting in guilds: you can't outvote a guild master, the game doesn't recognise anyone but them to be the sole authority. Staging a coup won't work because they don't have to step down, and Game Masters (customer support) can't and won't take any action unless it's in very specific cases, usually regarding the guild bank or abuse. Guild Mergers were a fun time too, but 'merger' puts one-in-a-million of such occurances too professionally. As Preach Gaming once put it: "what I have seen work is a guild 'merge' where under the same title, where five people join thirty people and they fucking... join their guild." He goes on to say quite adequately, "just look at the UK right now: we have a co-Prime Minister... nope. Not really. There's only one guy who got to shake the Queen's hand, right?" Ironically that coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats was (unofficially) shortened down to Con-Dem, which if it needs spelling out sounds a lot like 'condemned'. Let that speak to any prospects of guild mergers. Beyond that, I can't think of many examples of politics coming about in MMOs. It's mostly ramblings in Trade Chat that, let's face it, won't go anywhere because it's happening in a video game chat channel, and guilds tend to have a rule about no politics in chat. And then proceed to ignore it. Sounds a lot like EVE Online. Yep, that's EVE Online, or "Spreadsheet Simulator" as it's affectionately known! 🤑
    3 points
  6. That is a slightly ironic post given that the AC series are both published and developed by Ubisoft, as in there not separate companies doing both things. In other words, the AC series is independently published, so technically they are indie games. I know what you mean by indie games though, don't get me wrong, but I just find it interesting how people through that term around without really understanding what it means
    3 points
  7. StaceyPowers

    Self Centered

    I am self-centered, in the sense of literally being focused on myself and my life experiences most of the time. If someone tells me a story, the first thing I do is think if I have any relevant experience through which I can understand it. This isn't the same as being selfish though. I just am the literal center of my own universe. It doesn't mean I think I'm the center of anyone else's.
    3 points
  8. DC

    Introducing Gif

    You can now easily post Gifs. See below screenshot. Enjoy. Simply press the GIF button in the post creator.
    3 points
  9. Gaming in adult life helps me to return the state of mind of a child - with no problems, when everything seems easy. It helps to take all the difficulties easy, it really helps a lot! All in all, "adult life problems" are nothing but the "children" of adult state of mind. I use every option to be like kid - not in the sense of irresponsibility but in the sense of joy and soul/mental freedom. Gaming for me is necessary to achieve it.
    3 points
  10. In all honesty, it doesn't really matter to Capcom that much because the main purpose here is making money from miking the franchise and it's working just fine for them so far. It's the same fans that are criticising the games that are paying whatever that needs to be paid for the game. So, why would Capcom stop?
    3 points
  11. I remember how a lot of the people who got busted on the show used the excuse: ”I came here to tell the 12 year old girl that she shouldn’t do this” ”Well we have your chat logs, that’s definitely not what it sounds like” ”No, you’re misunderstanding, I was trying to scare her” ”So why are you carrying a box of condoms?” ”cough cough, I’m leaving”
    3 points
  12. Noticed that i haven't replied to this thread yet so here we go i woulden't call them necessary mistakes i made as a noob since i still find myself guilty of doing the same things after all these years especially in rpg's Excessive grinding -> The first thing i always did whenever i started playing a new jrpg, grinding for a couple of hours in the first area of the game to the point where i'm 5-10 levels ahead of the enemies i need to face in the next area, Still find myself guilty of this apperently ever since booting up Dragon Quest 11 a few days ago and the first thing i started doing yep grinding lol. Making the game a breeze so far. Looking up something before playing a certain part of a game -> Something to try to avoid as much as possible but back in the day, i would look up guides or just read them from the gaming magazine rack of what i had to do in the game or ask my parents to buy me a magazine if they were in a generous mood. Holding on to every weapon -> Still guilty of this, but yeah pretty self explanatory this one, for example you don't need that iron sword in skyrim anymore but lets hold onto it for safekeeping or as a momento. Wasting money on items that are pointless -> Yep you already have 50 healing potions what do you do buy a couple more just to be sure or how about that weapon that does 2 more damage then your current one, sure that's 2000 gold of the 3000 gold your have, only to find the exact same weapon in the next dungeon. Saving after every goddamn battle -> saving 15 times in an hour check, it wasn't something uncommon i did back in the day.
    3 points
  13. Create a new topic or give me a decent title for said topic and i'll create it myself, that way i can move the entire microsoft flight simulation discussion over there and you can continue your talk about airplanes in a dedicated topic and this thread is clean and on topic again that's two birds in one stone.
    3 points
  14. I've been making Youtube videos for a while now and thought subscribers and viewers would come more naturally but that hasn't been the case,I make gaming videos as I've been playing videogames since i was 5 years old and like to think i'm pretty good at them, I like to do game walkthrough/playthroughs and speedruns (Currently hold world record for Devil May Cry 5 Heaven Or Hell catergory), I really like Devil May Cry,Resident Evil,Tekken and Mortal Kombat. I stream for Macmillan Cancer Research over on Twitch (I just want to do something good for others), come follow me on Twitter as i'm there most days, I'm currently in a bit of a sarcastic joker mood lately,so it should be funny in some way. you can find me over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PlanetNate1 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlanetNate Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/planetnategaming
    3 points
  15. runswithspatulas

    New here...

    Hi. I'm 56 yrs old and I enjoy gaming. It's pretty much all I do now when I'm not working. My top two favorite games are Fortnite and Animal Crossing New Horizons. I also play Kirby and the Forgotten Lands and I have several Lego games. I only have the Nintendo Switch so that's the only games I can play. It's just something to pass the time.
    3 points
  16. When i first came here it was to talk about videogames, one thing that was immediately clear to me this is the messageboard i have been looking for years, fellow posters welcomed me when i first joined up like i have been here for years. Everybody is so open and genuine there is no hate and jealousy towards eachother wheter or not somebody has a different oppinion it doesen't end up in a flame war. I may consider myself more video game collector then gamer these days but being part of vgr has worked miracles like getting stoked again on current gen gaming and actually being encouraged to play games that are way out of my zone. I also want to thank @DC, @Shagger and @The Blackangel for their faith and trusting me with this task, i'll try my utmost best to be the best mod i possible can, so if there is ever anything you possibly think i could help out with wheter it's board related or not, do not hestitate to send me a pm. Also thanks to all of you guys the entire community for being the way you are, we may not always agree with eachother but let's keep doing what we do best and make vgr the best place it possible can be. Damn i almost sound like a politician.
    3 points
  17. I always try to avoid those subjects unless I'm with someone I would trust. Then we are able to have a civil conversation. Otherwise, I stay away from either unless it's something that either affects me personally, or it's something extremely serious. Something that happened to me once was this: When I was in my early 20's (I'm 40 now) I worked at a Pizza Hut in a relatively small town. There was another girl there that was so overchristianized it was stomach churning. I am Satanic (NOT A DEVIL WORSHIPER. BIG DIFFERENCE). The moment she heard the word "Satanic" she went nuts. Every time we worked together she harassed me nonstop through my entire shift about religion. It finally got to the point that I filed a formal complaint with the manager about her harassment, but that went nowhere. So she then upped her intolerance. She started demanding that I go to church with her. I tried to throw her off by telling her she had to go to a black mass with me first and receive a Satanic baptism. She lost her shit on that. There was no black mass that I would take her to, I just wanted to shut her up. That didn't work. Finally since the managers refused to do anything about the harassment, I made a deal with her. That if I went with her ONE time, that she would never speak to me again, unless it was work related. She would never speak of religion again, and leave me alone. She agreed. So she picked me up bright and early on a Sunday. She drove to her church, and we both got out. As soon as she went in, I walked over to a friends house. The next time she saw me at work she, was, pissed. She went off on me, saying I lied to her about going to church. I told her that I never lied. She reiterated that I did. I looked her in the eye, and said "You wanted me to go to church. You picked me up and drove me there. I got out of the car and left. You never specified a specific activity or length of time. I held up my end of the bargain. So unless you want to be outed as a two faced liar you will leave me the hell alone." She was so pissed off she was red in the face. But she knew she couldn't argue what I said, because she knew I was right. She never bothered me again. I was known as an evil genius from then on in that town, that you had to be VERY specific with. I still have that reputation to this day.
    3 points
  18. I'll say now that tagging every comment was and is too much, and I apologise for handling this in the way I have. But I'm not going to be grateful for threads that don't say much of anything to begin with. It's one thing to not respond to comments, that's fine: many a time I'm satisfied with answers that I'm given in the few threads I create; but this thread doesn't begin to pose a quality question. There's nothing to bounce off of, it just encourages listing things for points. That is your want, but don't be surprised if you're asked to elaborate (which I do of all users creating threads that don't have any commentary of their own). This forum exists for discussion which this thread - nor the four others I've commented on - doesn't promote. If you have the time to make five threads, you have the time to make at least one where you can lead the discussion with examples. And again, I know you can given your Ask Nebulous thread. All I'm asking for is in addition to the information you've posted is perhaps a reason why you want to know, or what your own opinions are. VGR has a major problem with post farming, leading to conversation resulting in only two parties clogging up the thread, and points being so inflated that only so many users can realistically bid on prizes. Now I hope I'm wrong about you being one of those people, but I would like to see that for myself. In future, and I ask this of all users however long they've been here, please can we try to improve the quality of discussion in the opening comments?
    2 points
  19. @Heatman thanks for telling me that, although I'm used to linking to stuff from where I found them because there are some people like me that like to read stuff. 😅 also I'm used to reddit. Uhhh, I think I may have played text based mmorpg's or MUD's, a few years back... so that might explain "some" of my behavior. But yeah, other people prefer watching vs reading stuff, so... thanks again. 😁
    2 points
  20. Yeah videogames (and movies) pretty much taught me English at an early age , it also helped me to think outside of the box and come up with solutions that others wouldn't probably think about in the past. As @Justin11 and @Heatman above said it also helped me with my driving skills and reacting skills when driving. I'm also from believe that gaming can be benefitial for your mental health because it's supposed to make you happy
    2 points
  21. I started gaming at 3 years old and I've been gaming for 3 decades now so there's not harm in starting them off with very simple games at that age. I started playing Duck Hunt shooting a duck with the gun accessor...Okay so maybe that's not the best example but you get the point 🤣.
    2 points
  22. This has nothing to do with political correctness, just... correctness. Most games, especially in the AAA scene, are developed by one company and published by another. The relationship is comparable to a recording artist (the developer) and a record label (the publisher). For example, Battlefield is developed by Dice and published by donkey shit... I mean EA. An indie game is a game that has been independantly published by the same company who developed it without a third party publisher. That's whare the term "indie" comes from, it's an abbreviation. That single company can be a company of just one person in a shed or a cooperation employing thousands, the scale is is irrelevant. So you can come up a list indie games and include the aforementioned AC Series, GTA4, Skyrim, Fallout 3, FIFA, The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077 and nobody would be able to argue with you as those games are all published by the same companies that made them.
    2 points
  23. Mechanically, yes. If you want to look at the failings of politics in MMOs one needs only look at two systems: vote-kicking and the game's economy. New World was the latest game to screw up the latter, which Josh Strife Hayes has talked about in enough detail to show the worst MMO economy I've ever seen. In other games, and I'm terribly sorry for derailing this subject, but Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw did a presentation on factions in video games wherein he discusses how if there's only two they're either fascists or nutters; if there's a third option it falls into what I call Roberts' Trident: when a video game presents a third option, the middle one is the best. Without having really any experience myself, going exclusively off memes, it just seems to be a game where you're spending a lot of time watching the stock market, auction houses, rather than doing spaceship things and getting swallowed up by player-run trade consortiums.
    2 points
  24. Seems like i never replied to this thread but overhyped and overrated i'd call both terms equally bad for a videogame or for any product for the matter. From personal experience those terms are usually associated and used by people who have no clue what they are talking about, you know those idiots who can't form an oppinion by themselves and take every word somebody else tell them for granted. Offcourse it's way easier to jump on the bandwagon and slam a product that is selling well and becomes populair instead of trying it out for themselves and see what it is like and maybe get an oppinion of there own. Don't know where the above came from but it irritates the hell out of me, when i see somebody slamming on a game or a franchise they have barely or even never played because somebody else told them it was shit.
    2 points
  25. I think this is a positive note to end on. I'll lock this thread unless the moderation team deems it unnecessary, as I'm of the opinion it's run its course and risks points farming. Thanks to everyone for their contributions, and if you are affected by the topics raised in this thread please seek professional help where possible.
    2 points
  26. I always enjoy this part of the year, transfer rumours, clubs spending money like there is no tommorow to upgrade their squad. So why not open a thread for this transfer window, what are some done transfer you are exited about and what are some interesting ones, which ones are bound to flop. This year it's unusual how many players left on a free transfer, let's see the most interesting ones Axel Witsel -> From Dortmund one a free to Atletico Madrid (my favourite team in spain) Divock Origi -> Ac Milan on a free transfer from Liverpool Paul Pogba -> Back to juventus i know @Justin11 and @Heatman love to talk about football, so i'll start chiping in more often from now in the sports section on the board.
    2 points
  27. Not sure how many people would be interested in this, but in case you missed it, here's a link or you can see the screenshot below: What interests me is the dominant stats: the vast majority of Steam users have Nvidia cards to say I've noticed a lot of the games I play have AMD features (including my monitor, but I have a Nvidia 1070). It's interesting that in terms of OS, Windows 11 hasn't made a dent in the stats unless that's considered 'other' (1.54% as of this time). Intel processors are again heavily in the lead, to say AMD have apparently greatly improved what with the Ryzen brand. I don't quite get Macs myself, so you'll forgive my ignorance when it comes to why most people on Apple hardware would be doing so on a MacPro other than the better hardware. It's of no surprise that Oculus is in the lead when it comes to being the most popular VR headset. Most of the stats in the bottom box are unsurprising: 16GB RAM is the standard, 1920x1080 isn't going away any time soon, and 1TB+ HDDs are quite common (I don't know if that's including SSDs). One thing I did find interesting is that 8GB VRAM graphics cards are the majority. Despite all the developments, sales and shortages, it really does appear that most of them are going to other things besides playing on Steam. I know this will be GPU Mining, but the figures being that low are staggering. Anyway, I just thought this might be a nice novelty. Enjoy!
    2 points
  28. Might want to post in the mobile section here - https://www.vgr.com/forum/forum/36-mobile/ I know Razer has their own phone model, and may have even made a new one. I heard from someone who owned one and I guess they are really good for gaming. Could even be good for streaming of games like on Xbox and nvidia. But, these days a lot of the newer phones, from Apple and Samsung for example, are becoming better for gaming.
    2 points
  29. yeah not even close to athletes who play football, basketball, soccer, etc. It takes some skill no doubt, but the most unhealthy of people could still compete in the esports side and still come out as victors. Professional gamers don't need to be fit, or fast, or good at actual sports. All they need, is to be able to do good in their games. And that takes hand eye coordination and mental skills if anything. But I wouldn't pair esports players with actual people who play physically demanding sports.
    2 points
  30. Shagger

    Lost Something?

    Every moment of everyday, there is always something missing in my life. Right now it's one of my earbuds. By the time I find it, I'll probably have lost my keys.
    2 points
  31. Clasher

    Introducing Gif

    Originally this thread was meant to be an announcement but right now it just feels like a good place to share funny gifs. Lol
    2 points
  32. The problem with the original games, is that they haven't aged too well. In terms of gameplay, graphics, voice acting etc. The older games just aren't as accessible as the newer games and I think that's why they do the remakes, to capture that audience that can't be bothered to play the original games. And the sad truth is that RE has to adapt with the times. It can't forever be the RE we know. It's going to probably get weirder, go into uncharted territory with multiple spinoffs and more. When I hear RE, I think endless possibilities. It doesn't have to be a zombie virus for example, it could be vampires, lycans again, etc. Didn't the last one technically have witches? Idk, I'm probably going on a tangent now, so I'll shut up.
    2 points
  33. It's absolutely allowed to thank someone. But this is technically the wrong thread to do it on. Either way, no one is going to have a problem with it. @Shagger also helped me out A LOT when I was promoted. I also want to thank him again for his help.
    2 points
  34. Yes to a point, Like the game called Undertale. It's not just overrated, the fandom treats it as if it were God's gift to the world. Pretty good game if you remove the fandom though.
    2 points
  35. Will I be able to instantly recover from shot wounds if I eat here? XD
    2 points
  36. COD and Fifa are too great additions and I wholeheartedly agree - they keep selling the same game every year and they'll sneakily remove one or two features and re-add one or two features from far older games and call it "revolutionary". That's been established since the early 2000's and the new open world game looks like trash.
    2 points
  37. Ok, I'm stepping in. This thread is being lost into a discussion about cheats. if that's what you want to talk about, then make another thread. This thread is about things you did as a n00b that were somewhat pointless and silly. It is not about cheat codes. If you want to continue to post in this thread, make sure it is on topic. If required we will lock this thread. I know I for one don't want to have to resort to that, but there are times when one has to do things that one would rather not do.
    2 points
  38. I'll offer up my nomination for @Yaramaki. This has been a major few weeks for him with the promotion to moderator, but he has really taken it in his stride and is still putting out some of the best content that he has done to date. Well worthy.
    2 points
  39. ALL HAIL THE MINIONS!!!!
    2 points
  40. Congratulations @Yaramaki Looking forward to more of your impactful contribution here in vgr.
    2 points
  41. DC

    Introducing Gif

    2 points
  42. If it exists, there's a sim game for it. For fucks sake there's a sim called Bit Life. IT'S A GOD DAMN SEX SIMULATOR CENTERED AROUND BREEDING
    2 points
  43. @Yaramaki deserves his place as one of the mod here on VGR. Thanks @DC for given him the opportunity, welcome our latest mod 'yaramaki.
    2 points
  44. Welcome to the team @Yaramaki. Even though you've only been here a few months, I know you're going to be an asset to the board. You already were as a member, but now you're going to be one of the ones trying to keep @DC and @Shagger in line. 😉
    2 points
  45. Congratulations 🎊 @Yaramaki. It's a promotion that's well deserved.
    2 points
  46. I'd like to remind everyone, and by everyone I mean @Kane99 and @Heatman, that this thread is meant for discussion on levelling speech mechanics in video games. The last post from each of you made don't mention this at all and instead are all about Fallout 76. @Heatman, I'm particularly concerned about what you're trying to do here I've seen this from you before and I think old habits are starting to creep back. @Kane99 may have started it, but it's similar attempts you have made to goad people into more off-topic posts that put have put threads completely off the rails in the past. It has got so bad that threads end up only existing as a private chat room for whatever off-topic conversation you feel like having to harvest posts. Just because somebody goes a little off topic, it is not an invite for you to have an entirely different conversion in that same thread. If you want to discuss Fallout 76 with @Kane99 or anyone else, use PM's or got to/start a Fallout 76 thread. This really isn't hard. One of these days, I'm going to get board of warning you.
    2 points
  47. Congratulations @Yaramaki 😁😁😁
    2 points
  48. Shagger

    General Gaming Discussion

    Can I remind you that there is a thread dedicated to PS+ in the video game deals section. Please keep discussions on PS+ there.
    2 points
  49. Rats, ever since i read @The Blackangel story as why she liked rats so much it moved me, that I started seeing rats completly different instead of vermin/pests what they are usually called. thanks to or blame it on her whatever you want, i now look at what Rats can be good for and there is quite a few positive things, i started by removing all the traps in my garden a few weeks ago and leave them be.
    2 points
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