Ubisoft Keeps Pushing People Toward XP Booster Purchase in AC (Laymen Gaming Weekly Dump)

Ubisoft Keeps Pushing People Toward XP Booster Purchase in AC (Laymen Gaming Weekly Dump)



dan dan dan dan dan dan dan it's just lamenting it we've got some cool stuff not anything to do with display bar display we've got some new lemon display its display is going to be in the top comment maybe after when this goes live check it out everybody just place not that bad that's messing with Alison is this thing with the white balance big tone oh wow it is you can see it all like it's like oh now we try ok we've turned off like most our lights because last week we looked at what we were what we look like and we honestly looked like fluorescent light bulbs sitting on a red couch extra white now it was it was extra white male everybody so hello everyone hello everyone so we are back for another layman live now I don't know if this is going to be a full hour because we've done a lot of episodes this week and I think we've covered pretty much the big storage we have spin yeah like one of those weeks so this is gonna be more like the smaller stories ok with maybe one that's that was going to be a dedicated video but we didn't end up doing it so that's gonna be the bulk of the video and the thumbnail for a few headaches am i right everyone thinks the lens is the lens is actually completely clean this is what's so annoying about this right the lens we like polished it to a fine sheen just before we got on but I feel like the camera just struggles in this if you move like this even like the white Bali editions cooked I think what we need to do is we need to get a new mark we need to get a new camera kickstart our camera no we don't need to get that we need to just get a new cat a new camera everybody but we are back with some more news and let's start with the a bit of a funny one okay so this week I don't know if you've got it all ready to go but this week a dude from the Pakistani got government – whatever he thought wow this is a great story I've seen a video that really shows a miracle has occurred everybody okay it is a giant plane going to a lame giant plane going to land and then sees a tanker a terrorist attack was ensuing okay was just about to happen and the plane just takes off just in time for it tonight it really is just incredible foot and you know it's up to the pilot to the pilot look at this moment it was it was beautiful it's just crazy that it was really good how there was there was seem to be like a drone in the area ready to capture a moment they were ready for that I think it looks pretty incredible but like all jokes aside everyone probably knows now that this is of course is Grand Theft Auto five stage people right now people don't know if things are you know in fact not real or not I mean of course a middle-aged Pakistani government dude is gonna be like well that looks incredible but for the average person that plays games I mean we know that's that's not actually the case he did tweet this out he did like whoa look at this with his actual tweet was narrow escape of an aircraft which could have been in great disaster miraculous saved by the pilots presence of mind yes so I mean you know we've all done now confuse real video games you know what recently you know that whole I'm passing the box around that like that robot was like getting hit and stuff yeah yeah so I thought that was real there's another one where dynamics yeah Ripoff kind of thing and then also there's a normal way like a robot throws a bowling ball into some pins in it looked so real I didn't say no oh my god Alec I showed Alec italic thick boy was like you know this is fake right am I good no of course I did looks at it and he's like dude look at the pins and the pins when they flew away was the way that I was like oh that physics is not working but anyway those first story I mean that isn't that just great label asteroids I thought that was a great way to open this talk with the actual comments section not gta2 real truth thank you so much it's absolutely real um so so guys let's get into the more juicy stuff today one of the things that we just saw this morning that I just added to its MCU and I've actually seen this you okay is that my eyes new surprise mechanics my wayman's Jesse Said's I swear Thank You yank I'm not God love you fan love you too bro thanks few drinks on here we should do a lemon live with a bottle of tequila once right and she's like they have this podcast called like cold ones with Maximo faux oh I've seen that I think any piece of you this actually this happy that's a big credit with them I think we should do then every time I say something incorrect then we'll have to drink so we will be sober the whole time everybody sober the whole time next lemon lie we're having a few drinks let's do it so so okay let's look at the first juicy story of today I think actually can we just turn one of these lights on I think no because the light balance is constant we're gonna be going at this light level the camera is just losing its mind so we're gonna up it just tell him that the other one as well and hopefully this just shuts the camera up and it's got enough light for it to be like okay we're pasty white dudes we just have to own it okay hopefully we're not glowing in the dark like an anglerfish bulb you know the funny Nemo thing exactly we're like we look like those so okay let's let's talk about let's talk about news smoking depictions after concerns raised by youth Antigua sorry Gears of War 5 will eliminate all smoking depictions after concerns raised by anti tobacco organization okay alright well I did not know this was a story but is in the story right I'm already gonna weigh in on this gears 4 will be a complete smoking free game it was this request was put after truth initiative approach Turner Hui who's a log book eleague eSports division has broadcast rights to the title that requested making the change Turner is promoting the partnership with truth for this weekend's Gears summer Invitational blah blah in a statement Rod Fergusson studio had a college that I've seen firsthand the devastating impact of smoking it's always been important to me to not use smoking as a narrative device which is why we made the conscious choice to avoid highlighting or glorifying smoking in Gears 5 and throughout the Gears of War universe moving forward yeah so especially Goku thank you so much for the two bucks what's up in the States what's up from the Ozzy states that doesn't make sense but look ok I think that yes sure smoking is bad but there's alcohol in in art there's smoking in art there's there's you know abusive out or there's abusive substances around across the board I think that if you start taking things out because you're worried that it might send the wrong message you are you're kind of playing with you're playing with fire because then it's is it gonna get to a stage where you can't even know there's but like you know I mean like it's important for us to be able to have drugs alcohols like you know sex addiction or whatever it is in gays and said from you I've come back from that okay so but you know I'm saying like I'm totally agrees I'm saying there's a deeper contradiction here which is the idea that you could run around with a gun shooting things and that's totally fine I mean but like smoking is bad looking bad but you know shooting guns that's a okay smoking bag do that bread brexit thank you so much also Brad don't drink that's not true as straights can't drink but only cuz we're not allowed to buy our government after to iron like and they're like after 11 o'clock at night they're like no more drink yeah that's so true but I remember reading our Metal Gear Solid how they had the smoking thing and you they add they have this thing where you know if you're smoking you take damage so it's kind of like there's a price to be paid for smoking there's a price to be paid really want it making them us a thing if you want to go all-in on like smoking bad do something like that but I'd take it out oh sure but look I mean so silly I mean read dead what are we gonna get to a stage where you know Arthur Morgan can't get ahead but that's part of the fun the whole dedicated quest of him and Lenny just getting completely sloshed although that was a great that was a great mission around chick you know I was actually the best recreation of drunkenness I agree with everything I agree with about that like stage 8 drunkenness yeah like the room is spinning and you remember little flashes of being here I do think love the Rings thank you so much also appreciate you I hate supposed to not look cool for can't smoke that's so true now look the only way I do think that they I would have been perfectly fine to than for them to hit back and go well no we're gonna keep smoking in this it doesn't mean that we're endorsing smoking but these people smoke well that's part of society yeah not to mention they killing like aliens or whatever doing in Gears of War you know that's right no not like that the aliens like it's such a like it's so far extended away from real real reality I'm until we get into area 51 okay everybody on that man are you okay everyone this is a side thing but everyone apparently in the States is going to storm area 51 and completely see where the aliens are let's see that if that actually happens I think that anyway let's transition from silly meme news to slightly more better interesting cool news I mean answer that was pretty cool news switch light it's coming hello so guys the antenna switch it's a thing it has detachable controllers it has Rumble it can dock in a TV it comes with a controller dock thing that you have combines your things and that's it and now all that's gone and now you just have a Nintendo switch light which is just not a switch you can't switch it that's for sure so look ok let's talk about the features number one you cannot dock it great they're going to be taking your way HD Rumble does that mean it's going to be a completely non Rumble device who knows we're not sure yet but you know it looks like it's going to be five point the screen is going to be like five point five instead of six point three or whatever it's a little bit smaller across the board still as thin as this switch but all in all I mean I'm really disappointed that it's not gonna have docking feature now I understand if they didn't include the dock but for them to not allow you to actually still connect it to your existing dock for me that's them saying we need to make sure that the switch stays relevant I think so yeah it just seems like there's gonna be a port at the bottom of it anyway which is what the last one used to dock you be the USBC dock again so then therefore why couldn't you just enable that feature I just need a great max I really think it's them saying well if I mean for me I need to probably buy a new switch because I'm having a battery problem I would have definitely bought this you know but now I have to go well well I have all the lads to play super smash because we're cool I can't now look at maybe binder switch like because it's not friend friendly no it's not friend friendly and that's what's all one mates I'm a big boy I think it does actually raise interesting questions about the future of the DS as well it's likewise now if you've got this I mean two screens I guess and like I don't know I just feel like they'd be just a logical thing to it eventually like you know phase out the sweet look yeah I knew from the get-go when we saw the switch that the D s the DSS they're two competing devices at a pretty similar price point one was $2.99 us and the switch was 399 or whatever it was I don't know so it's about a hundred all those difference like it's not a huge amount and I think that this is their answer to that this is them saying we're gonna be pricing this now the same price as the 3dsxl so in my opinion I don't think that they have any they're not going to be wanting to put any more effort I think into the into the into the DES and rightfully so it's like five times the power now in terms of what the switch does its 240p this one is what 720p or whatever yeah it's it's not going to be around but before we go on very disappointing that it's not gonna have the docking function that's not a good move Nintendo not a good move at all yeah I I totally agree but either way look it's cool that this thing's coming out and more people get to play switch and short platform get bigger it's got two thousand games now so it's exciting they did say actually before we move on that though we we won't see the like you know for the switch Pro this year so that means to me that we're probably gonna be seeing in next year problems I think it's really time for a pro version or an upgrade like we probably need to see a switch too soon it's been what three years now um you know I know that's only half through the lifecycle of other consoles but they always do and like they noted like they like to do upgrade Nintendo like media to your upgrades like obviously a generational thing when do they do like the weight of the wheel when they did the expansion factor to the new Tendo 64 mm how they added that in you mean the Rumble no the expansion pack remember that little thing that they saw with Donkey Kong you need to pop it into the powerful yeah nearly and there's some games required the expansion pack to be able play the Nintendo 64 2 Nintendo 69 nice stories actually now stuffed up in my browser thing but so I'm not gonna be on a refer to it but PRC LDR they've squareness has confirmed that Final Fantasy 7 remake sand not coming to expose and that's just so that's just really sad like that's just Frank thank you also for the Fed buckaroos ok what happened to thick ball he is coming back a nice Burton Arrington thank you so much I do think that for them to actually only go down the route of PlayStation now it's going to be one of the biggest most anticipated remakes of all time not only that but it's I'll be going to be a contender of like Game of the Year from what we've played it feels so polished so reimagined I think it's such a great game and I think everyone should be able to play that and for them to only focus on PlayStation I think that's a real shame I just I just don't understand like it's crazy I mean it is it because this is so much development at the moment going on and they're like fuck we don't have time to also make it for another architecture maybe not even that different as I understand like the process of porting from ps4 Xbox is not like it was like an Xbox to a ps2 three second we went back in the day or whatever I always 362 ps2 sure it's very very similar I mean it's just it's just crazy to me because even PC is still unconfirmed but they were talking I was talked about maybe it will maybe it won't like I thinks at some point they may be flashed a PC logo but that was ages ago and they haven't spoken about it since so that's some real question mark but I just thought with Xbox it's a console this is a game and you might say oh this is it like a Japanese game made for a Japanese audience no it's not this is for Western audience as much as it is for Japanese audience I would and a lot of Western gamers use Xbox look that's the that's their plutonium oh yeah and when they made ff7 100 million dollars was just dedicated to and marking that budget for the Western audience like they knew this was going to be hitting with the Western audience so for them to now not invest because okay I know that the PlayStation and the Nintendo do much better than in thingy in Japan I get that fine but Xbox is I think non-existent yeah exactly right so but at the same time I mean they're just missing out on so much money and maybe they're coming from the point of view of they know that the PlayStation is selling twice as much as these and they're probably like going well we're probably gonna make you know a lot of money anyway from just putting on the PlayStation sure but it is a real shame you know especially this is such a this is paying homage to one of the best games in the 90s if not one of the best games in ever made I feel like it's again people have a right to in a weird way it's like we retired no I actually feel that like this is one of those games like look if they make a remastered of two Mario did you fall cool that's a Nintendo I could find but it's kind of this this has now been put on so many platforms in terms of other final fantasies it deserves to be put into as many hands as possible yeah I just I mean III wish I would explain it as well I wish they could say listen we'd like to do [Laughter] at least like front up and explain it to the community because again there's so many passionate people who have an X who own an Xbox that's their platform of choice who are not gonna be able to enjoy this now and it'd be nice if square was like oh here's the reason why we're really sorry below blah hopefully in the future whatever but now they're just like we have no plans to bring it to another platform yeah I mean that's it no more you know we have no plans at the moment you guys don't have PS boss that's nice Eggman to the next thing so let's let's go let's see a recurring segment in the show epic games Sweeney recently was going on about how benefiting gamers I mean you guys you Xbox people complaining about the fact that you're not gonna be able to play Final Fantasy 7 remake you guys just being toxic hey yeah exclusives are actually good forgetting so I had no idea that we would this ago me the next tour so I'm glad I said this is good segue yeah but actually it's actually about this specifically because of that I really oh that's wrap working on the fly people I do think that of course you're gonna say this garbage but you really put it down to this bully Belize exclusives are the only strategy that will change the 70/30 status quo at a large enough scale to permanently affect the whole gaming industry or game industry so look I mean of course he's gonna say about you know like do I think that Steen needs to change the amount that they're actually charging I do think that fine okay they are a giant player in the industry they make so much money and they don't like they're not really putting all that putting out a lot of games like there doesn't seem like on the gaming front they're really contributing a lot but it is one of the biggest platforms but for them to maybe drop it down to maybe 20 broker effect I'm sorry mash hit runaway success of course right game's busy doing that of course but IIIi do look at this and go sure he has a point in terms of the percentage needs to drop but for him to make it sound like he's though you know the the knight in shining armor or some shit please no that's not why he's doing it he just wants a piece of the plot a piece of the pie yeah I agree and I think as well what we've poking about recently is the idea that like there's already so much competition emerging especially with the Xbox with their like game paths that they brought out they've got a new storefronts is now they've got like an Xbox app where you can buy stuff you can buy games on discord Gork actually is done 2.0 like have you seen this yet I haven't not there's like GOG another CD Projekt RED guys you know what happens off-camera laser Joey you don't know how many times I need to make this like Brittany there EA made them right so anyway they have now gog 2.0 which is basically just this storefront that unifies all of your launches and all of your games including console games are actually viewable in this one hour chart so that's obviously a great thing I'm still waiting on my invite for that by the way god dammit god come on gog and and yes so i just think that that's that that competition that he's talking about is happening rather organically without everyone forcing all of these exclusives and just sort of like splitting community yes and just pissing everybody off as i look he has said before that he he has no way of winning this in terms of just making a really competent great storefront like I understand that but the way that he when we were spoken about this to death now but the way that he has gone and gone about this is not the way for him to compete in this industry but look I mean to be back you know so any bad big bad so let's just make sure that we all understand that but still we're still waiting for Gabe to say something I mean apart from that email that he said oh he doesn't like exclusives he send out an email literally we covered it last night I know that but what I'm saying is apart from that we actually we haven't seen actual action from Gabe like no actual like hey guys this is this is this is my stands and this is what I'm gonna do about it it's him still sitting there going yeah I'll play some artifact now darling the faith in the burning in the burning house I think artifact has like 300 concurrent players or something at any point in time generally so it's probably better that's better I was streaming Final Fantasy the other day and I'm like hey guys how many people streaming or like how many people in the anthem directory right now and someone in my toys chat was like there's 30 people watching anthem run if we started playing anthem we were immediately have the biggest tree in the world right now 76 Anthem stream combined and also Raph and I will be streaming on Monday Ralph will be playing in five fancy I'm not sure what I'll be playing I probably would be trying to get to play out a while but he won't listen I do want to do that but otherwise this game of the year by the way I don't give a fuck what anybody says I'm telling you right here right now if anyone's played out in the world they will agree with me and if they haven't played it you should go and play loves is incredible my genuine concern that's this people real with the fam right we're live I I know it's a puzzle game okay and I'm gonna be alive sitting there going shit for house would go by but we're like what you'll find though is that people will in the chat like give you hints cuz they like I want to I I watched people who play this game now to watch them go through what I okay was that guys but I'll play out of walls on Monday then got a while to wait to finish record of streaming like three hours of home it's like a 15 hour game unless you're Sam in which case is probably 85 to 88 are you playing this until ff7 remake comes out fantastic we've already wiped the lens the lenses clean is to look like being progressively dirtier it is so bad somewhat wrap into him with his camera you just need like we have to buy a different I think we yeah we need to buy a different camera out of control okay anyway so let's keep moving let's look at the next story now this is an interesting follow-up to a story we covered earlier in the week with GTA ok so sure GG way is a Chiari sell up it's enough to market seller which means that they will sell keys that they obtain by some means so for example if you have a key that you got given that you don't want to use or you've got like a graphics card that included a game that you don't want you can sell this key on to GT way and then they will sell it it's like eBay for CD keys essentially but the thing is a very high portion of that or at least a notable portion of what they sell stolen keys right so you know one guy can get a hundred keys from stolen credit cards or whatever and then flip them straight on GTA no problem yeah it's way I disagree with that though because GTA said it's impossible it's impossible to put stolen keys onto GTA yeah exactly and of course that's completely in fact recently they said that what we're gonna do is if there are any stolen keys on there and you know it costs you the developer money we will give you ten times that amount back that's like that's something they said okay that's something they said right now is that I wonder if there are you gonna follow through and what grounds hurdles are they gonna put for the developer to prove this like that's exactly that's exactly if I was a developer I'd call me like hey I've got ten thousand keys you guys got so can I get ten to ten times or ten thousand keys please like well then obviously there's gonna be some onus of proof now one developer of a game called factorio has actually taken them up on the offer and they've said recently in a blog post then they don't want people buying their game from GT way they want them buying it they want them pirating it instead because it costs them so much money to sell through to a yeah and they gave an example of they said here they've calculated that the stolen keys cost them around six thousand six hundred dollars so they're hoping to get 60 grand back from g2 I wonder and it's a question of will they do that now like this is a thing right it's like these guys have said yeah we'll give you ten times the amount of money these guys are not an ethical business they do not actually care about developers or whatever else so it's gonna be very interesting to see if they're like oh actually I see that you submitted this in an email and we needed it in a sealed envelope sorry sorry no it doesn't care don't care I just III wouldn't hold I wouldn't like it's not going to happen this face this is some another another empty gesture because as we said before every time something that in the media like pops up about g2a they give some shitty statement about how they're going to try and work with the developer and then nothing ever changes so it's not gonna happen but I look forward to a story that this effort that they actually do refund that because I think we should cover that if they'd actually be good guide g2a for a moment then good on them but we want to and I wonder and nobody say we say six thousand six hundred bucks oh that's not much whatever else and sure for like ei that's not that much that's just like you know one dudes loot boxes for an afternoon you know but four or five or a little indie dev they are open by you know like they're doing the best they can like that's that's that's money and that's that's not even including the time they spend which you could convert two dollars of like going through all this admin bullshit of emails and yeah phone calls and whatever else okay yeah man your key was scanned or whatever else all that time that the developer could be working on the game gets spent on all this bullshit because of GTA and yeah I'm seeing a lot of midgets am as a midget in disguise like lure that midget and there's no once a man's mission disguise to midget in a coat same as it could be week baby you could be like three or four foot tall I could be like a little midget you've seen us at conventions we're not actually yeah actually quite tall people people think they went that we're really tiny the one thing people always say is oh my god I thought you guys are really short I'm like well no I've heard that before but I'm short in anyway you just can't a good Segway small story you know the guys that made what do you call it total total war and also alien isolation yes shoot our IP there and washing the tap they're advertising a for a lead hero designer on that one interesting but like that can be so generic a lead hero designer it could be just the main protagonist and they just want to word it correctly so it keeps it ambiguous like if I'm if I'm making a game I know this stuff gets out now like wildfire I'm not gonna be like hey want you know want to design lead protagonist for single-player game that just gives too much away just saying lead hero designer I mean that's pretty ambiguous we don't know what that means yeah and it doesn't necessarily mean overwatch either because you know you'd say something like siege is actually a hero shooter for example it is actually so so I mean and with these guys they've always had more of a focus on sort of slower more strategic playing they're necessarily like fast and spammy so okay well here we go a detailed understanding of okay so it says essential a detailed understanding of hero class based shooters so that's when I go okay so that's what they're making that's okay so that's when I hear that and go well it's probably here I'm a shooter but I know good stuff though so it's interesting to see what they'll do for the genre there's another hero shooter coming out called bleeding edge who played at e3 oh that's actually I wonder how well that look I really feel like it's going to be propped up by twitch and I think it's a really good twitch game I think that if a lot of big people like us jump on it can stop playing on twitch Agena in an audience sense yes comments actually last last video saying that you look fake yes rap getting thick please answer that question in the comment section it's fact but I do think that that is going to be interesting again I do think it needs to evolve this whole hero shooter thing in maybe that's the next frontier they're going to be doing it but anyway interesting the same yes so this story is actually I think the juiciest and most important and most infuriating story of today this is yep right okay so young yeah on this but it's gonna be nice to it's too long right let's let's remember last year when a Ubisoft released Assassin's Creed Odyssey yeah and also included XP boosters exactly so I played that game and I thought this is a great game you just have to done a fantastic job here but I felt like it was a bit too slow at times and to grindy in terms of like all the bullshit side stuff they made you do to really get to the good stuff at the same time they were selling XP boosters which they've done in previous Assassin's Creed games but it was different this time because those games weren't particularly grindy like this one was like this was really long you know you old Assassin's Creed games were like 20 hours long this one was like a solid 60 right I remember now did this was this the first single-player assassins credd that included microtransactions no the Assassin's Creed Black Flag had that oh how convenient it would have been that is becoming increasingly grindy at the moment they were also released yeah well actually is this the first time they're done in XP booster no I actually yes I think it is right well because the before they had other put sorts of boosters and shortcuts like showing you all the map locations this was the first time they've included an XP booster from no that's a lie actually I know um units he had an XP booster in it but because the game was so short it was it was pointless it was it was there but it had no reason to be there sure but this one definitely had it and it felt like you kind of needed it because the game was objectively better with it because it meant that you could skip side content and get to the good stuff look I mean full disclosure I didn't play his game but from following this game of course I mean it does seem like that's exactly what they were looking to do it let's just fatten it up with a bunch of random shit in between and exhaust the player to make sure that they end up just you know buying this XP boosters shit ride rates now people have been using the create quest mode yeah and they have been ultimately making quests that mean that they can get XP faster now if I'm a player and I'm frustrated with a shitty game or good game but like that is making me frustrated because XP is so hard to find in the game is twice as long of course I'm gonna do that I'm going to make quests that mean that I can get XP faster they haven't like that okay yeah I've come out now and said guys we are going to be fixing this problem and we're gonna not allow people to you know misuse the the the the quest that you can make and you can XP farm yes first of all the secure of you is coming it will happen that'll wilds will happen before they know I'm doing that this weeks is there any other game that you have said that you're going to review and then you didn't get on the Fortuner will frame what you know anyway let's focus on this story so okay yeah so so basically this is super annoying because you're taking a feature which is the story create mode and it's a great idea and a great feature it's really really innovative stuff in a game like this and then you've said okay cool now we're not gonna let you use it for the things that you want to use it for and you're taking that away from the player and again this is a single-player game like if someone speed boosts this if someone just designs this quest that it automatically gives them bucket loads of XP then like dude what the fuck who cares it doesn't affect Ubisoft at all except bottom line because now we've got these microtransactions and this is why this is one of the things that really annoys me about people who were like just don't buy the microtransactions man it doesn't it affect you doesn't make any difference if you don't buy them it's like it does affect you because a your game is more grinder than it needs to be because they want to do this and be this story mode that now exists has these limitations placed on it which specifically is to do with the way that these quest gets exact and they're like no sorry so these things do affect you these the single-player trend microtransactions do affect you even if you don't buy them and I think this is the perfect example yeah I think that you know and when when development start and I have an idea of what they wanted to do with microtransaction which I'm assuming but I'm gonna say it's you know based on where we're currently at with gaming I'm I'm sure that when it when a game starts they have microtransactions in mind it fundamentally from the ground up will change the make of the the fabric of their game so yeah I agree with you people that go you know it doesn't matter about microtransactions that the game has completely changed now because they want to implement these micro transactions now so it does it does matter now I get what they're trying to do now if this was a single player experience with no micro transactions do I think that they would give a flying fuck if anybody put in this game you know an XP farming booster XP farming quest no and again this also now means that anyone that wants to play these kinds of quests making features it's also getting affected by their micro transaction decisions so that's on top of the game itself also the additional features are continuing to be affected by their micro transaction decisions of them you know throughout this game so I don't like it it sucks and I reckon I'm sorry about like star fielder and able to scroll six month oh my god I mean I have no hope for that but no sigh with their whole paid mods thing like I just don't believe that next time around they're gonna be like yeah guys you can still absolutely modesty heart's content do whatever you like I reckon it's gonna lock that shit down so badly it's gonna be it's gonna be – yeah I think that look star feels like I mean I think it's going to be the next big story for Lightman actually because I don't know if there did they end up saying that they are using this the same engine I think that they've come out and said that they're going to be using parts of it right but they're gonna be fundamentally building a new ish engine with with is it create an engine create engine yeah it creator yeah from the embryonic course on the engine or whatever they fuckin used to use so the point is they've used the same engine they're just they've continued to you know improve on it but well the story is I'm not I'm not excited for any of those games because I think it's gonna be giant means I am excited though for the view counts when those because that means blame is gonna grow baby mana carefully guys yes we know video is blurry we're having camera issues it's fucking pain in the ass TLDR doing a production like this with a webcam is not good we're gonna need to organise something else so we're sorry for that blip bear with us just cheers Sam hi oh wait is treatises voiced think I'm home what what's going on there treat it as a podcast don't look at our hideous faces just just just just listen to our creative tones so let's change now to the next story which Oh Lord of the rule ever moans now this is it's so interesting listening to what's going on with the MMO genre right now thank you by the way is your to old 2500 new 17 hours it took you wow that's crazy that's yeah so so a lot of their Amazon is currently working on a Lord of the Rings TV show oh I mean the audience does not know that so Thank You Ralph thank you you telling me every single person in this set no harm and everyone come on everyone knows that so we know our audience again but anyway so that that's happening and now they've announced that they're gonna be working on a Lord of the Rings free-to-play MMO for consoles and PC yeah okay so they start with the family they've already done it okay and in fact Lord the Rings Online it hasn't failed it still exists yeah and I actually love it more things Alliance fans they love it they still play it regularly and some people might check the other day sure fine there is a small community fine III I hope it's great don't get me wrong I just like looking at this and going they've already kind of got a product like this you know like do they should I not double down maybe on just the existing you can't like that you need to get it like I hit the reset button yeah I agree actually because see I didn't know I didn't know they were making the TV oh god damn it guys you're just jumping to wraps aid okay so skill up fans know okay so uh you know it's interesting watching what's happening in the MMO market right now because you're seeing I think I don't know necessarily a resurgence but you're seeing a lot more people talk about MMOs than you have in the last few years cuz Wow with battle for as are other but Azeroth is really struggling like be time right it's a pretty shitty expansion and the hype from well classic and wow classic is coming along which has huge amounts of hype behind that people are so excited you've got Final Fantasy shadow bring is the latest expansion 214 is actually the highest rated game of the year at the moment on Metacritic everyone is saying it's just an absolute like master class in MMO design in expansions or whatever else people are frothing on it's so hard you've now got this announcement for Lord of the Rings Online Elder Scrolls online actually if so and as he's showing very good things about that as well very strong that's that's very true that that whole MMO scene right now there's a lot happening actually it fries yeah I'm surprised its lasted this long I felt mmo's well are going to be a very bright candle that burnt out pretty quick but like 15 years on now I mean they're gone pretty well I don't listen us it's not the first day memo right let's just be no I know but I think no no but what a Warcraft was the one that made it mainstream that was the one that made pretty casual people Plus hardcore people all play together you know like before that what's of course that's what I'm saying right was the breakthrough moment yes yes so I look at that and go I'm surprised but you know this is quickly talking about well classical because we're talking about this last night I think this is going to be the biggest catastrophe when it actually lands because that's not gonna be a good test now I think people's nostalgia of WoW classic of what they play when they started compared to the reality of how far it's come and how streamlined it is people are going to have this shock are they alive how do people not see this I see so many people on Twitter and on reddit oh we're so excited for where classic we or we both played well classic quite a lot you played at thousands of hours I played a hundreds of hours of that I just don't see it to be a successful products I think having now played as much BFA as I had I can absolutely see why people are crying out for well classic because we're bow has become such a stripped down hollowed out version of itself like a Disney to like kind of like it was just like a I think I do feel like just need to at launch is a good parallel to what Wow has become which is like you're taking a game that had lots of lots of rough edges that you could grip on to make and make it like you're your handholds and right now the whole thing just feels so slippery and just like what is this this is this is shit and it's terrible anyway so I understand why there's so much excitement for I even have guilties that I'm playing with right now who have never played vanilla and they're gonna be playing it for the first time I think it's gonna be fast and I think it's gonna be messy and I do think this going to be a lot of videos in this flame and I think there's going to be the audience reaction good or bad and there's gonna be the blizzard reaction how they come out and actually handle this yeah but like what we were talking about last night over dinner which I didn't really realize until we spoke about is the community itself will be like seven because some people will stick with this and some people will go to WoW classic so like what is that going to do to a game that does need a lot of momentum I think wow or any MMO or minigames in general you know succeed through momentum and if you feel like half your guild buddies are gone yeah yeah that's gonna have an actual effect on if I want to play that game tonight literally like half my guild is gonna go play classic like the guild is pretty much broken yeah you know Isaac releases will not be able to feel the rage yeah half the reason I used to play was like I had a couple of mates on Wow like it's like it's a hangout space it's a it's a place to hang out with your mates and you feel like you've lost half your mates like yeah yeah that sucks and I wonder how that's going to affect it but I do I do not think after the nostalgia and the hype around Wow classic after that goes after three or four months probably everyone will go back to the original wall where our battle for but I mean I want to see the comment session like honors question does anyway does everyone think Wow classic is going to be a successful product I don't think most people are pretty split on like I think most people realize that it's gonna find its it's successful like it's gonna find its nation it's gonna be successful with a certain group of people but also a lot of people are gonna think this is completely shit I can't stand this like yeah I think that's pretty obvious it's going to be like a kind of a great test in terms of like it's going to be a good yeah welcome was it user wait experiment it's going to be a mass experiment test study whatever you say study case there we go hey study for future games that want to maybe reenter the market in a bare-bones state you know ten years later or whatever I think a lot of games we'll look at what how well classic went and we'll determine if it is in fact a smart move or not because yeah I think it's going to be very very interesting to see this very interesting what they were saying somebody say well classic may just tempt me back since frozen ok fine I get that it's going to be like a fun thing to jump on frozen sorry Lich Kings that you may master listening yeah I'm guessing that's what they mean otherwise I think it'll bring all the players but anyone who has wanted to play well by now has played it sure I think it'll look I think it a lot it will bring a lot of old people ho people back to play well but anyway we'll just have to see what happens ultimately so quick subscibers stories cyberpunk stories while a story first of all I want to say this makes me feel really happy a third of CD of us cyberpunk 2077 move there a third of cyberpunk 2077 PC pre-orders having purchased through GOG now I know that's a small story but actually makes me legitimately happy because this is like people are choosing to buy from this storefront to support the developer and I really like that is wonderful the developer or they feel absolutely you don't buy from GOG right now I mean with GOG 2.0 safe right it could skinny but right now the god launcher is very bare-bones or whatever else but like it's a great storefront because it's all drm free like I say and whenever you buy anything from GOG and so I own that thing and that's a really good idea but like a lot of people just prefer to buy from Steam because it's got more features whatever else to see that they've got a third of it through there I think it's really great and you know see project we could have made it exclusive and they chose not to they're giving the players choice and the players are still choosing a one third of them to buy it from from from GOG so I'm like I don't know I just think that's really great I feel right look I love you know we all love city period but I don't I think that it was a business decision to make sure it wasn't exclusive on god because god doesn't have a lot of it doesn't have a huge footprint a lot of people of course most people would have been oh okay obviously it would have been mad but I feel like a lot of people would have been like well you made this game mm-hmm you guys are pretty good in terms of treating as well as consumers yeah will allow this one like you know I'll let this one conversation okay because people now I got a download or not but like we realize I pick bad main Sam but I think we're you with this ad project red thing I think people of course I can download this no worries you know there is such a good relationship with the audience that they can do those kind of things but I do think it's a business decision because they want it to be on Steam they want it to be on it as many platforms as possible yeah because they'll also get some traffic by you know people are looking at you know the sales on Steam and whatever but yeah I just want to say that they're doing there but I wonder if it's just not the hardcore gamers they do follow news and they do see that it's you know I mean a third of all pre-orders doesn't seem like just the hardcore to me like that's a pretty chunky number I mean but like look pre-orders this early usually I figure from hardcore fans buy a true that I think I think hardcore fans are the ones that pre-order something a year before you know or you know nine months before so I do think that's probably you know where yep so the other story that came up for so Punk was this week is that cyberpunk 27 worldly you attack children or story NPCs so I mean I don't know I think that I think that there's first of all the the story NPCs is an interesting one because there are RPG RPGs that lets you w do that sometimes it's possible to let brick your playthrough because you've killed everyone yeah like most pervasive games like that so obviously I understand why they've made that decision and on the children front I feel like it's probably just a ratings thing where like if the ratings agencies around the world will probably jack the rating from like ah to X rated or whatever if you're able to kill yes yeah I do think at the moment it looks like it's going to be a pretty raunchy game so I how they want to minimize any other risks in terms of just minimizing their potential and make money off this game drug use in this game in terms of like these like inhalers that you have to give yourself a boost in Australia any drug use in a game that results in a positive gameplay effect can see the game banned in Australia so if that's something that fallout that had certain things that you could take yeah yeah what some games have had it and so there are ways to sidestep it obviously cuz lots of those games have been released but it is something that people are flagged in the Australian market they're like how you gonna make sure this game does not get bad I mean it is but without ratings board it's so bad it's so like draconian and outdated and banners track I would literally fly to pole play the game I would literally do that but I look I think that I don't the thing is I don't think this is like an epidemic where it needs to be a story because I don't see many games you can attack it's like can you think of many games you can go on to guess I'm kidding like punch is a straight inject although I don't think so there are many kids walking around a red date I don't think so either maybe that's how Rockstar sidestepped that as well yeah they're like well we're not go there was just no kids in the 1800 exactly right they're all dying of polio or whatever you know but I think that this is not that kind of an on story in a way into like if I believe every if I'd seen a lot of games doing this and then they took a stance on it I'm like okay cool this is already a precedent and they're trying to go against that but I do think that had nothing to say raps in any and everybody thinking of idiots a stadium okay now I is excited about this look I'm actually semi excited to see where this training studio oh my god I'm excited to see West we're streaming guys now yes Google stadia okay it's obviously looking to try and carve itself a bit into the market of this they've released that they're only going to be they're only gonna be on four phones at launch and it's funny they're all pixels I like how it's like people three people three a because they just say it's pixel three yes so steady obviously the streaming service from Google allows you to basically play get games in the cloud you can do it on any device you like eventually maybe and you just have like for example your phone and you would have like a controller with it and then you know you'd be holding your like the control like this and you'd be playing on your phone like that and that's that so obviously everyone was expecting that at lunch you'd at least have Samsung and Apple and whatever else the bigger brands maybe don't some of the smaller ones turns out at last you're gonna be able to play it on yeah yeah look what a sh what a small site short-sided idea of building this business like who is a pixel by Betty put any I understand pixel is like sure one of the best cameras and a lot of people love to buy them for you know it's a good fine but your main objective here is to make sure you saturate the market with like you know your brand you know just like get it out there get it onto every phone don't worry about cornering a couple of phones that you're trying to sell you're trying to get in before Xbox and freakin PlayStation on this year get their input in infrastructure up and they start competing the reason why Facebook is like the only one that's Facebook is it was because it was first like that faces you know like MySpace was first yeah it's gonna say MySpace I mean sure but what I mean is like Facebook is the dominant force and I don't think anything can really compete with it stadia should have taken that idea it's become the dominant force and then everyone else become it makes it ten times harder for them to compete with us look I grew huge but I'm saying this this pattern of beta testing beta it's actually pretty common to see on a small number of because when you're releasing on Android devices they have different dimensions and different internals and I'll show that's why a lot of beta tests for these sorts of things are darn Apple first consol a unified hardware and unified OS but I would have expected at least some more phones than this like this is pretty crazy they've already had a test back in the day with like Assassin's Creed or whatever to beta test it by the way steady is not launching with a beta test it's just like launching tamarcus yeah and now this is look III agree with that but I think the way you frame it to consumers is super duper important I think what they should have done is said we are beta we are where we are releasing this to every single phone but for the first month we need a beta test this so it's going to be on pixel some shit like that that makes it very clear to people that it is in fact going to be on all the phones you know like yeah I'm saying like make it clear that they are looking to get you know into everyone's pocket kind of thing I don't think people go out and buy a pixel because they can maybe play some game maybe some people will maybe some people will it just yeah I know you may not just the I think in general stadia does face to such an uphill battle on the front on account of like it's pricing model you know I'm I'm personally optimistic about streaming because I think if you have an in addition to your regular ecosystem it's really good so if I already own a game on Xbox or Playstation or PC and then I have the choice to stream it on top of that that's great but if I need to buy this thing just to stream it which is exactly what stadia is then I have no interest in that like why would I spend $60 to buy a game in the cloud like that's dumb I don't agree with that actually because you can you're buying digital games in the cloud anyway but it's just giving you the option to play it anywhere so I just I don't have an option to play it locally so if I don't have internet or whatever right if it's an offline game for example I can't I don't have the option to play that offline at all because yeah it's in the cloud I don't I think all that tanks is literally a simple update to also allow you to download it from stadia too you know with their marketplace that you can also download onto your thing I don't actually think that's a big but like how would you download it onto your phone if it's a huh no no no no 110 your bike game you're fine I'm talking like PC me what I'm saying you need to then have a PC so why would you be using steadier why would you play anyway my point is like why would I want this as just buying games in the cloud and I have no me of accessing them no actual ownership no nothing when I could instead buy it on Steam for example and then also like play it locally on Steam and then steam can offer me some kind of streaming service on top of that but you still do but you do own it because you do own it just like you own it on Steam when I as I said I own a game if I can actually have the file and I can install it somewhere else I understand what you're saying about the differences you know you should totally understand that this is the least amount of ownership that you can possibly it's like saying well I own overwatch but I always in an internet connection well like ok fine well you might always need an internet connection for this to play like that that might just be the reality but does not mean that you don't own the game even if it's a digital copy I know it's a reduced level of ownership when the only way you're able to play this game is through a streaming service in the cloud versus if I had a disc that I'm able to install I understand it on overwatch game like you know it's an online-only game it's like half the games these days are online like this face of like so I would agree with that more if I found that it was it was a less common but like more and more games require an internet connection and we haven't seen a huge backlash in the gaming industry of like oh my god this needs to be online I'm sure so I just don't think that that's going to be the main issue with Stadium I think it's going to be your right the pricing model or the the availability with other platforms or maybe even just the library in general when Xbox is like wolf you know screw you stadia we don't want to put any games on there and maybe they don't have a big enough pool to compete there that there the concerns I find with stadia I don't think it's actually going to be a digital ownership problem I definitely think a part of is a digital ownership problem especially given the feather'd I don't trust Google to stick with it so like when I buy something on Xbox I know that it's gonna be there because I don't believe Microsoft are gonna eggs at the market within the next 10 years versus the Google loves to shut up shop on their new promo product definitely we have either two years if I owned it on Google seniya and then they just go like hey no more stadia then I don't own anything at that point I agree hopefully they do come out and say look guys you know you are going to have you know if we don't continue this the servers will continue to run you know but like it's you know again it's like any game that you'd be buying in the service shut down in five years like that's also a potential like yeah anyway – is that something it's compounded if it's an online game there's already questions about ownership right online on the game but if it's a single-player game like line game or a platform in general that has many of your games I can understand that point that's right that if they just shut that down then you've got 100 games that you just cannot play I don't think that's going to be a problem but we'll have to see yeah I have to say all right – were small stories to round us out because we're getting close to another prize we didn't think we had in a four hour of content we just managed to shoot you know walk shit so in the ultimate power flex the developer the head the lead developer of Final Fantasy 14 wants to do a crossover with World of Warcraft a Diablo because he's like you know what I'm crushing you guys so badly like right now I'll throw you a bone only when you know you're top dog he's like I want to bring two of these small games right oh snap you don't hear friggin something like small II need to have going I'd like to do it crossover with Diablo and Warcraft you have to be a tough dog people yoshi-p was recently yoshi-p is the the lead Devin he was recently interviewed talking about the feather'd he's a massive Blizzard fanboy and if he had the chance he would love to do a crossover with World of Warcraft and Diablo and if he was offered the chance to direct the Diablo for sequel like ee4 he would actually leave Square to go and do that he was like whoa hang on well what's going on you ask you for a job which he actually is like he's actually awesome for a job it's not asking for a job he's just like he's just whacking his dick on the table yeah that's how big a deal I am right I think it's actually saying look I'm making this game successful if you want me to make your game successful give me a call that's really my saying right now and the last story is that all were doing on that story was really it was just a funny little flick so rage to everyone that was was rage to is somehow selling way less than read one so far I mean looking at a see are we looking at a 10 year span of rage though like it's hard to really know that it reports that rage to is still in just a quarter of the physical copies of rage 1 granted a physical copy so I mean look I mean okay sure I understand Devils in the details people and I do think that who's buying rage – hard copy like especially PC games these days most people don't do that like you know I just think it seriously we never really saw official sales numbers released from rage 2 from Bethesda on rage – they weren't really crowing about a success critical reception was very Luke warm and see a headline like this is you know obviously paralyzed definitely I don't know what the definitive numbers are obviously you expect less physical copies now that you did back in the day at the same time it's like how much less I don't think they back this game from the get-go the marketing campaign the actuals like the the fleshed-out wall itself it looked like a like a real let's throw this out there and see how this goes and if it goes well maybe we'll invest more in the future there that's the feeling I got from Rage – it was a shell that was put together but you know the innards of it were we're missing because I don't think Bethesda really gave it the backing it needed because I think it actually had a really cool concept and interesting enough ID weapon mechanics that it could have been a really fantastic game I think it wasn't a particularly great game I mean I don't think they back – based on the marketing campaign you barely heard of it and the game itself was just so empty you know I was a very empty game I don't know we've developed that if the development team had the support or maybe the you know the time of creative vision that either the creative tools that they needed to actually make this the game it could have been no no so anyway look I don't know if rates too will end up selling outrage 1 because it didn't really okay actually was fine it was like I fell at one of those 75 titles you know like 75 out of 100 sure but I think YouTube now you know it wasn't a it wasn't a positive force for rage – because most people came out saying man you know it was okay so people are gonna line up for a game that most youtubers that you know people line up for and listen to people only listen to youtubers to make make their buying decisions true everybody by neck – so okay guys that's pretty much wraps it up for laymen live this week we're sorry about the camera issues we're gonna try and sort out an issue solution to it this week we know it's a pain in the ass I think the audio is okay though from what we've heard yeah some people say oh the audio is really quiet and other people say it's fine so we're not sure why some people have really vastly different experiences with that but anyway guys we'll be back next week for other episode of laman live we love you we appreciate it we love you man you're the best and you so much for the donations today make sure you check out displayed hashtag sponsored you can get your 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37 Comments on "Ubisoft Keeps Pushing People Toward XP Booster Purchase in AC (Laymen Gaming Weekly Dump)"


  1. The Gears smoking thing is so fucking retarded.
    Brutal chainsaw violence is ok but smoking nah man.

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  2. PC gamer here, literally haven't bought a physical copy of a pc game in 3-4 years. Most PC games don't even have a physical copy, or their physical copy is a download code, OR they are so shit on release a download is required to make them playable, so having a physical copy really doesn't mean much if their download servers aren't available to patch from. I don't think physical copy sales is at all an accurate figure to quote nowadays.

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  3. Sorry, still dumb enough to buy games with cash cows for the company in the foundation, you're really more volunteers than victims. Despite ignorance as a defense and no real efforts made to learn better.

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  4. 8 minutes in…best representation of being drunk…have you played deep rock galactic, drink a couple of Glyphid slammers then try to reach for a third pint…and miss…!!

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  5. Also, making FF7 remake even a contender for GOTY is such a bad move. It will tell companies “go ahead and make 1 game into 3 games”

    Like they are putting all this time into 1/3 of a story and they’re gonna charge 3 times now to compete 1 game.

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  6. I dislike this channel ever since you came back from vacation. You 2 are taking things too casually and riding the meme train too hard.

    Previously while the memes you did were great you kept balance between that and the serious tone of the video and I loved you for that perfect balance.

    Your E3 Reviews were also too casual, and while it's fine I personally have an issue with this as you seemed like you were just halfassing through some of games but whatever.

    Also where is Ralph's tennocon review ? Where the fuck is laymen gaming tennocon review ? It was downright amazing. And you guys quite literally ghost it's existence so screw you okay??

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  7. You know why FF 7 is exclusive? BECAUSE THATS WHAT SELLS CONSOLES. Holy fuck why are people so god damn stupid, you want to play the game, get a Playstation, you want to play Halo, get the next xbox, why are people crying so much over this.

    Edit: "If they made a remaster of Super mario 64 fine thats Nintendo." Sam FF7 was a PS1 exclusives until a few years back. Final Fantasy until 13 was a PLAYSTATION franchise apart from spin offs for Nintendo. You want the best games, play them on the console its out for.

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  8. in a lot of ways ff7 really put the playstation on the map for alot of people. its part of the legacy of both the game and console. to me it makes sense to be exclusive, at least for a little while.

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  9. Lads what cam are you using? I have a pretty great one that I'm not using anymore. Could send it to ya

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  10. Gears 5 looks fucking terrible and considering it's always been a pretty edgy game violence-wise… This random move to have no smoking and announce it like they're the fucking messiahs of video games is an absolute joke. Who gives a fuck? Make a good game

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  11. Why is everyone so outraged over Epic exclusives, but could not give a f*** about PS4 exclusives.

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  12. Can't smoke in Gears of War! But you can curse, maybe see some nudity, drink, and even rip people in half and dismember them….

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  13. Kids sure, but the story NPC's thing just killed 77 for me. If someone fucks with me in Cyberpunk you should be able to kill them

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  14. It's gaymen. It's always gaymen. Don't run away from what you are. Embrace your identities with pride. We stand by you.

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  15. Switch Light: An even less powerful version of an already sub-par system, only this time without and of the gimmicks that made the Switch popular to begin with.

    It's not even a Switch anymore. The "switch" name refers to its ability to dock and use like a console, then undock and use like a handheld. This is JUST a handheld.

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  16. Glad to see other people are equally flummoxed by the idea of removing smoking in a game about brutal, visceral mutilating and murdering. Ram your chainsaw bayonet into a person's chest and cut them in half diagonally, knock another dude down and curb stomp his lower jaw off his head, and so on? Fine, but you better not light up a cigar before, during, and/or after such said slaughter-fests. Have some standards. 😛

    Bunch of Puritans. I miss the original Gears of War trilogy. They totally leaned into farcical macho madness with occasional moments of pathos to keep things from getting monotonous. Now, the franchise seems like a confused beast.

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  17. I’ve been playing Odyssey and love it. I bought the gold edition and I think the first dlc fits in at level 30 which is right when I would have had to do the side quests. I think if you have the dlc grind isn’t an issue but if you don’t have the dlc I think there would be issues like you guys are saying. Just wanted to point this out for people looking to get into the game.

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  18. 36:20 I stopped playing wow at burning crusade, and have no interest in any of the further expansions up to now. I have 3-4 other mates really excited about wow classic. We all agree, we really really loved the classic instances – I remember running pickup groups into stratholme, scholomance, scarlet monastery, RFD, etc. etc. And you don't instantly level in WoW classic – its going to be 2-3 months for most people just to get to 60 on a character or two.

    And for me during old Classic WoW, my internet connection was shit, and I didn't get to experience a lot of the Raid content at that time. Several of my friends didn't get into the raid content either. So this is a chance for us all to do a bunch of fun instances and do things like AQ20, MC, etc. etc.

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  19. set the white balance to 5600k. Or whatever makes you look better. But auto WB is not going to be consistent.

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  20. 29:30 This sounds a lot like D3 on release – players, especially hardcore players, were finding and using all of the "best" places to level up characters to bypass grind (just like D2) and Blizzard started systematically finding and nerfing every one of these instances people were using. All it does is harm your playerbase or drive people away from your game.

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