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  1. Beatmaster A.C. liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Youtube hate   
    Me and other long term veterans have said this numerous times, but I'll say it again.
     
    We do nothing. Joe's a big boy and can look after himself.
     
    The AJSA is a gaming community set up by Angry Joe, no more, no less. We may be the "Angry Army" and us being fans of Joe's youtube content is one of the things that brought us together, but we are not his "White Knight" defenders. Us rallying together to do whatever it is to combat these people and comments would only make things worse for him and give the wrong impressions of what our community is about.
     
    People are free to have there own opinions of Joe's videos including the AJSA members. There are plenty of respected, long term and even ranking members in this community that would agree that Joe's content isn't as good as it used to be... including me.
     
    The best thing to do is ignore this stuff.
  2. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Anyone else playing right now??   
    Couldn't agree more, especilly that last one. That store is just far to intimidating for any normal gamer accept. Calling these plegdes does not justify the cost of these, nor does it justify them selling gift cards for more thsn they redeem for, the payed name changes and just about everything eles. I'm not as convinced about a console port though. Like it or not, the game prayed on the bad attitudes of PC fanboys right from the start. True, as much as I hate the PC Moron Race  (If your not a PC fanboy, you shouldn't be offended by that) to my very soul and would loved to see them jazzed up, it doesn't change the fact that could be the only promise RSI can break that would send thier fans against them. You're 100% correct on why the console port makrs sence abd would at least show positive shift in attutude from them, but the PCMR are to immature.
  3. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in Anyone else playing right now??   
    I've thought about it and these are the 4 steps that RSI need to do in to save this project.  A brief disclaimer here, the original backers are NOT going like this! Hell even I don't really like some of these steps but they will just have to accept that this is going nowhere unless RSI drastically change their strategy in order to keep this game alive.  Despite all the bitching I've done about it I want this project to be successful and I genuinely believe that this is the only way.  Here we go:
     
    Number 1:  Release Squadron 42 As Soon As Fucking Possible
     

     
    When the game was first announced this was supposed to be the single player component included in every copy, but they changed their minds and separated the two so now anyone who "pledged" (I say in quotations because it's really a pre-order) after Valentines day 2015 has to buy it separately.  As much as I still believe that's bullshit what's done is done and now they really need this released immediately for 3 reasons:
     
    Right now under the current circumstances it's the only component of the project has ghost of a chance of getting finished. It will generate some badly needed revenue. As long as the quality is there and has a positive response from the journalists and the gaming community it will go a long way to getting people exited for the project again.  
    Squadron 42 is the key to restarting this engine, and will help to get enough new and old players back in to support step 2.
     
    Number 2:  Go Free to Play
     

     
    They need to scrap their current business model and do a Warframe or Planetside 2.  The production has gone on so long that in it's current state the competing games like Elite Dangerous have caught up and in some ways even overtaken it.  Few new players are going to be willing to "pledge" and the old playerbase is dying out.  I know because I played during that free weekend the servers were damn near empty, during a free weekend 2 years ago!  They wouldn't even have to re-balance the game that much as it's already full of microtransactions for ships, weapons, armour, accessories and even ship insurance (no joke).
     
    Meanwhile the likes of Warframe which has been in development for about the same amount of time is now booming with it's FTP business model.  RSI should follow suit along with one other thing that Warfame has done, this is part that many original backers are going to REALLY hate, but........
     
    Number 3:  A Console Release
     

     
    I can already sense the "PC Master Race" grabbing their torches and pitchforks at the very idea but the only way for this game to reach a wide enough audience with the FTP model is to release on consoles.  If anything it has more appeal there since there is less games in this style on those platforms.  I know that RSI (at least used to) claim that Star Citizen is just to much of a powerhouse game for the consoles to run but considering the PC specs and my own experience with the game I'm convinced that's not true, especially with the release of the PS4 Pro and the XBox One X.  Even if it is true that the current consoles cant handle it then wait a couple of years for the next generation, this is not a valid excuse anymore.
     
    Partnering with Microsoft and/or Sony will give them some support with the development and promotion of the game itself, but if that is going to happen there is one more thing that MUST be done.  In fact it's something that they should have done years ago and it might just be the most critical step of them all..........
     
    Number 4:  SCRAP THE BULLSHIT STOREFRONT!
     

     
    Picture if you will that your on your PlayStation, Star Citizen is FTP, you go onto the PS store and you see THAT!  Hell this is a problem that already exists right now on PC!  I don't care if it's "Optional" (although it's not optional since right now you have to spend at least $45/£37.80 to get into the game).  I don't care if they are earnable trough in game grinding and I especially don't care for that tired excuse of classifying it as a "pledge" rather than a "buy" since that is NOT even the problem!
     
    The problem is almost anyone who is even a little more ignorant of Star Citizen who see's this will just abandon ship immediately because it leaves a such a terrible first impression.  With this on their page RSI look like untrustworthy, greedy assholes and their is obviously no way that Microsoft or Sony would allow this kind of crap of their stores, which I'm convinced is the REAL reason their is no console release in the works right now!  Not even Steam would allow this!
     
    If RSI were to decide to do only one of these 4 steps, it has to be this one!  It is totally unacceptable!  No digital content is worth this, not even close!
  4. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Aya Reiko in Anyone else playing right now??   
    As far as I can tell, it's still in Alpha or pre-Alpha stage.  
    There have been far too many red flags concerning this game.  For a game with 5+ years of development with supposedly a team of 400 plus people, there is way too little getting accomplished.  It should have been in beta or late-beta by now.  Squadron 42 has been AWOL for a long time.  Furthermore, they've changed engines at least twice, the most recent change was December of last year.
    I've decided to side with "Team" Smart here.  He may be a bit of a horse's ass, but he seems to know his shit, and all signs point to this project is likely beyond FUBAR.  Chris Roberts may be a creative mind, but he desperately needed someone to reign him in and keep him focused.
    edit-
    Crunched some numbers.
    Take $150 million and split it 400 ways, and then split that by 5.  If the entire sum of crowdfunding was spent on the dev team only, the only was CIG would not be in the red if the average salary was $75,000.  The average salary for a game programmer?  Approximately $100k per year.
    Let's face some cruel, cruel facts.  CIG is broke.  There is no way that have anything left in the tank even if they used only entry-level programmers (avg. salary: $60k-$75k).  CIG would have other expenses beyond the dev team's salary. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole project implodes within a year.
  5. Aya Reiko liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Star citizen 3.0 Hype !!   
    @Doctor;
     
    I...I am lost for words. Even typing this I don't know what to say. I have never seen a fanboy of this caliber ever. At first I actually thought you had some intelligence, but now, I see you are a lost cause.
     
    Correct your cluelessnes, Horizon ZD is an open world action RPG, not a third person shooter. Seriously, all it takes is google to not look stupid, but I actually played the game. That might have helped you figure out that GTA VI and TES 6 don't exist as well as the endless wave of unfailing faults that go with the rest of your logic.
     
    Next, are you a gamer? It seams to me that any gamer hates pay to win gameplay mechanics, storefronts on an alpha, broken promises based on the kickstarter and being lied to. Now,  I'm convinced you're a developer/promoter for this game. If not, you're a deluded fanboy. Either way, you can help me. Maybe I'm wrong, but the deluded SC fanbace (as in Docter) who have literally said they'll buy the game even if it never comes out cannot be taken seriously. If you are a dev', do you not want to be told what we think to know what faults to fix so you can make it better?
     
    I don't actually think you're a developer or promoter Docter, but you are deluded. 
  6. Aya Reiko liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Star citizen 3.0 Hype !!   
    Stop trying to sell tbe game! And you still haven't answered my question.
     
    Do you think Star Citizen offers the same value vor money right now as a typical AAA game. Yes or no.
     
    And you what, the only reason that AAA publishers have navigiated a wide birth of projects like SC is because the know that they are impending disasters waiting in line for thier turn to explode. They think about these things with tier heads, not thier hearts. Like it or not, thats the way it should be done.
  7. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Darkstorm Zero in Youtube hate   
    I'm a long time lurker and fan of the Angry Joe Show. I don;t do much posting anywehre anymore, but... I feel this situation is sufficiently serious enough to warrant me putting fingers to keyboard once again, and offer up my opinion and advice if anyone, Joe included, wishes to see it.
     
    While I disagree that disabling comments and ratings is the way to go, I understand perfectly well where Joe is coming from, and the position he now feels trapped in. It's a little outlandish that YouTubers, who watch the content free of any charge on Joe's part, feel entitled to any specific form of content on a channel. It really is. Joe is not simply doing Angry Reviews anymore. He is trying to branch out into other entertainment that interest him. Movies, TV, Board Games, hell he could do music reviews tomorrow if he wanted and that is entirely his decision, just as it is their decision to not watch the content they do not want. I do not think Joe has ever said he would stop doing Angry Reviews, nor specifically say he would slow down the frequency of them deliberately. On top of this, he actually meets, then exceeds the quota he has had for prior years for Angry Reviews MEANWHILE keeping up with creating the new content. I honestly do not know what else he can possibly do to placate the hardliners. It Boglins the mind (To steal a quote from Jim Sterling) to see the uproar in most cases.
     
    But, to be fair, I think most YouTubers are under the illusion that because Joe is doing other stuff, that he somehow must have time to pump out even more angry reviews than what he has, and because the Angry Reviews are seemingly few and far between, with lots of content in between, it creates the illusion that Joe is doing fewer of the reviews than prior years. In actual fact, Joe is matching the quota of prior years.
     
    I'm going to be blunt here to those who demand more, Joe is not obligated to stick to and perform even more of the same content and ONLY that content. He is simply not. To demand he sticks with the same stuff but with more frequency, you are going to burn the guy out on fatigue AND passion for what he does. Don't make this man hate what he does. He LOVES his videogames, it's part of why he became a reviewer and critic in the first place. But if you make him do that and only that, he will learn to hate it. I do not wish to see an end to the Angry Joe Show anytime soon.
     
    Now, to the other side of the coin, this is for you @Angry Joe , You worry way too much about what Tube Trolls think, dude. People who make such demands of you, and cuss you out like angry toddlers when they do not get what they want are never, never to be considered your true audience. If they had any legitimate complaints (And no, that whole Schedule thing, while a bad move, wasn't your fault.) I understand that you feel like you don't have any other way of maintaining control of the situation, but I do disagree with disabling the ratings and the comments. However, than is simply an opinion on my behalf. That being said, I do know where you are coming from. In fact, I remember when you did the Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman skits with Doug Walker. You looked like you were having so much fun you could barely sit still. Probably because it WAS fun, and it was different from what you usually do, and it wasn't for a game.
     
    In closing, understand this everyone. To do what Joe does on Youtube, you need to have passion for it, and you need to enjoy it. All the hours of writing, editing design acting costumes, things like this, they take time and passion to make. If Joe starts to see these things becoming more of a chore than an enjoyment, then that will show in the work, and eventually he may well decide to shut it all down and just become a gamer again. And we'd all be poorer for it.
  8. Shagger liked a post in a topic by MarcinKlosowski in Music&Sound Composing   
    Hello guys,
    lately I discovered that Angry Joe used my soundtrack in the intro of his "Game of Thrones" review and I'm so happy about that, I'm composing music for almost 15 years now and this is huge privilege and awesome recommendation for my work. If someone of you guys need some music for your Twitch / Youtube channels or other stuff I can create unique soundtracks for you, if your project is interesting enough I will be able to create even for free, I'm so happy that I can collaborate with this awesome community. Here are some of my works and my portfolio. Feel free to contact me if interested. Regards, Marcin Klosowski
     
    Here is my portfolio on audiojungle: 
    https://audiojungle.net/user/marcinklosowski/portfolio
     
     
  9. Shagger liked a post in a topic by MarcinKlosowski in I'm so happy because Joe used my music in his review ;)   
    Hi all,
    First of all I want to say hello to everyone, I'm Angry Joe big fan for years and today I've discovered that Joe used one of my soundtracks in his "Game of Thrones" review and I'm so happy about that. The music in the intro is created by me and can be bought on audiojungle. I  wanted to thank Joe personally, anyone have an idea, how to contact Joe? I've already message him on facebook and Twitter, but no response. Anyways, Greetings from Poland, Marcin Klosowski
  10. Beatmaster A.C. liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Youtube hate   
    Me and other long term veterans have said this numerous times, but I'll say it again.
     
    We do nothing. Joe's a big boy and can look after himself.
     
    The AJSA is a gaming community set up by Angry Joe, no more, no less. We may be the "Angry Army" and us being fans of Joe's youtube content is one of the things that brought us together, but we are not his "White Knight" defenders. Us rallying together to do whatever it is to combat these people and comments would only make things worse for him and give the wrong impressions of what our community is about.
     
    People are free to have there own opinions of Joe's videos including the AJSA members. There are plenty of respected, long term and even ranking members in this community that would agree that Joe's content isn't as good as it used to be... including me.
     
    The best thing to do is ignore this stuff.
  11. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Shagger in THE MANDATE, ITS BEEN 4 YEARS JOE   
    The first thing i should point out thats its very unlikely Joe will see this post. This forum is not a effective way to rwach him directly
     
    This isn't the only game with promising kickstarters and stuff that got Joe and others exited that's now turned to shit (cough...Star Citizen...cough), and its disappointing, but no reason for Joe to retract what he said in a 4 year old video. If you want people to dicuss this then... dicuss it? Give us details! Why is the game "REVOLTING" now in you opinion? Any further info you can provide? Links? Youtube vids/articles dicussing whats happening?
  12. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Hello guys!   
    Welcome to the AJSA. Rune can help you get set up with the XB1 side of things. Check out the Xbox One Sub-Forum to get the latest. 
  13. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Hello guys!   
    Welcome to the AJSA. Rune can help you get set up with the XB1 side of things. Check out the Xbox One Sub-Forum to get the latest. 
  14. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Gregheff0511 in Killer Instinct AJSA Community Battle.   
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    Guest liked a post in a topic by Shagger in PlayStation Plus Line-Up (June 2017)   
    One would need to be soulless to not love Life is Strange, it's a shame most people who would interested in this type of interactive point and click narrative would have probably played it by now. Killing floor 2 looks like fun as well.
  16. Shagger liked a post in a topic by Egurulejr93 in Some GTA V Fun   
    I was advised by Rune X, who leads the GTA V Events on Xbox, to share some of the gameplay videos, that I make, to here. If you are interested, I'll be leaving a link to my video: 
     
     
  17. RogueKnightKisuke93 liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Destiny 2 gameplay reveal!   
    Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. I know it's an embarrassing cliché, but Destiny deserves no more effort than that from me.
  18. Cmymullet liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Thank You for having me!   
    Welcome to the AJSA. Anything you want help wth don't hesitate to ask. 
  19. Ranisel liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Advice for a new rig   
    If it is at all possible, I would side with your freind and highly recommend a desktop over a laptop for gaming. That laptop is ok for gaming, but a long way from future proof. A typical tablet would furfill most of the protible benfits of a laptop and a desktop in your dorm room could do the rest. Your university requirements take priority, so that has to be your first concen when you choose. Moving a custom desktop or building one once you get there would be annoying, but only once. Not being happy with what you get as a computer will annoy you all the time.
  20. RogueKnightKisuke93 liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Farcry 5 trailer released.   
    Another interesting in concept, open world game from Ubisoft that's going to disappoint their bank managers because they still don't get we gamers are burnt out on open world games from Ubisoft, particularly from the same tired ass franchises. Some mad fanatic with twisted morals to take down... again. At least Farcry Primal tried something unique, it just wasn't executed very well. I like the Farcry games, and I genuinely do think this will be good, but you can only milk the same, exhausted idea so much.
  21. RogueKnightKisuke93 liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Difficulty in Video Games   
    Totally with you on Thief, that was a massively impressive game for its day as well in terms of AI.
     
    I Said on the topic about Joe's Outlast 2 review, but if what Joe says is accurate, then this is the kind if "difficulty" or "challenge" that is bullshit. Cryptic, trial and error bullshit. No skill, no spacial awareness, no strategy or reflexes, but enough patience to force yourself though the repeated, padded, cryptic bullshit that prays on your natural instincts until you make it through. Demon Souls is one of my least favourite games in the world for the same reasons.
     
    I do think difficulty is taken way to seriously sometimes. Alternative difficulty settings exist to give anyone the chance to enjoy the game the way they want. Just because a game has a difficulty setting you don't like (to hard or to easy), it doesn't hurt you! Play the game the way you want. Play on easier settings because you a want a less frustrating experience for the story and atmosphere, or turn it up to test yourself. Either way, don't complain about how others choose to experience a game, it's entitled and stupid.
  22. GypsyBiscuits liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Freshly Baked Gypsy Biscuits for everyone!   
    GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!!!
     
    Oh, and, hi and stuff...
  23. argetlam350 liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Difficulty in Video Games   
    First off, I wanna offer a massive thank you to argetlam350, Wade D McGinnis and Ghaleon for offering and delivering a civilized debate on this. Totally serious, thank you. I kinda expected an ignorant and/or arrogant "get gud" kind of responce from defenders and was very pleased by the response i got instead. So once again, thank you.
     
    Even so, even if I'm wrong and played the wrong level, the bullshit still stinks here. I'm not gonna repeat my points, but i told the truth as i know it though my best reasoning. Even if I did play level 4 and thus fought through enimies at to high a level right at the start, the strategy is still crypic as hell, the level layout still filled with bullshit traps and earning no bonus for said effort. Maybe I am the idoit here, but that's what progressing in Demon Souls made me feel like, a fucking idiot for wasting my time on it. I enjoy challenging games, but achieving in said game should make you feel empowered for accomplishing (even your said accomplishment won't get you anywhare) rather than a fool for trying in the first place. That's the ultimate sin of Demon Souls. Even doing well in it made me feel fucking stupid. 
     
    So, thanks for the counterpoints where I genuinely did learn something, but the explanation of what I thought (and mostly still think) are problems with the game are either still there or have lead to further questions and further problems. So I'm done.
     
    If you enjoy Demon Souls, good for you, consider me jealous, but to me it's pile of dung with terrible AI getting away with it because it's "hard". Lazy, unsatisfying, and frustrating beyond maddening. One of the worst games i played on the PS3, and I played that reboot of Golden Axe.
  24. Shagger liked a post in a topic by argetlam350 in Difficulty in Video Games   
    Anytime. Really never understood the whole 'git gud' thing. I've used it as a joke yes but when people use it to somehow justify their opinion makes no sense. While we might not agree on opinion I do get what you are saying because when I first played Demon's Souls, I was indeed in the same boat. Was at a friends house he told me to try this game out I never heard of and I honestly got stomped, didn't even get to the first boss and said screw it. Then same friend showed me a trailer for Dark Souls and though 'hey this setting looks cool' and got it without realizing same developer of Demon's Souls.
     
    Beat Dark Souls and upon learning that it was the same developer decided to give Demon's Souls a go again and enjoyed it. So yeah I do get why some people don't enjoy it and yes I do see that there are some cheap things in Demon's Souls that they did improve upon with the later Dark Souls releases. One thing I will admit that Demon's Souls was poor explaining was the whole Tendancy system which if you didn't understand at the beginning would give new players who stuck with the game a hard time since they would unknowningly go into black world tendancy because of the issue that they wouldn't know that dying in human form while in a level makes it go that way and getting out of black world tendancy is tough.
     
    So yeah I get what you are saying just that I don't entirely agree but hey everyone has different tastes and there is no reason to get mad at someone with different tastes and opinions. Rather better to try and understand why they have that opinion and just talk. Much more enjoyable.
  25. argetlam350 liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Difficulty in Video Games   
    First off, I wanna offer a massive thank you to argetlam350, Wade D McGinnis and Ghaleon for offering and delivering a civilized debate on this. Totally serious, thank you. I kinda expected an ignorant and/or arrogant "get gud" kind of responce from defenders and was very pleased by the response i got instead. So once again, thank you.
     
    Even so, even if I'm wrong and played the wrong level, the bullshit still stinks here. I'm not gonna repeat my points, but i told the truth as i know it though my best reasoning. Even if I did play level 4 and thus fought through enimies at to high a level right at the start, the strategy is still crypic as hell, the level layout still filled with bullshit traps and earning no bonus for said effort. Maybe I am the idoit here, but that's what progressing in Demon Souls made me feel like, a fucking idiot for wasting my time on it. I enjoy challenging games, but achieving in said game should make you feel empowered for accomplishing (even your said accomplishment won't get you anywhare) rather than a fool for trying in the first place. That's the ultimate sin of Demon Souls. Even doing well in it made me feel fucking stupid. 
     
    So, thanks for the counterpoints where I genuinely did learn something, but the explanation of what I thought (and mostly still think) are problems with the game are either still there or have lead to further questions and further problems. So I'm done.
     
    If you enjoy Demon Souls, good for you, consider me jealous, but to me it's pile of dung with terrible AI getting away with it because it's "hard". Lazy, unsatisfying, and frustrating beyond maddening. One of the worst games i played on the PS3, and I played that reboot of Golden Axe.