Things of Your Day


#664

New Neil Cicierega video with a new patreon for a new channel.


#665

A new metric we all should test our graphic cards. How many cats can it process.


#666

#667

This guy got inspiration from the guy who did a fiddle, sink &, pipes concerto


#668

MMOs die all the time.
Few companies end it meaningfully.
Fewer make an entire story out of it.
Even fewer make it the main plot point of their next attempt.


Skip to 4:45 for the meaty bits.


#669

I play FFXIV and they really did pull it out of the gutter. They pushed the original version out the door when they announced and opened a public beta and all the FFXI players started leaving XI for XIV and they lost the revenue stream. Basically they put it out too soon when it was basically just a polished beta.


#670

[quote=“ThatGent, post:668, topic:36”]
MMOs die all the time.
Few companies end it meaningfully.
Fewer make an entire story out of it.
Even fewer make it the main plot point of their next attempt.
[/quote]By funny coincidence, another big MMO happening just went down. The Secret World recently relaunched as Secret World Legends, going from Pay-once to free-to-play, making minimal changes to the funding model, and using the opportunity of the relaunch to completely revamp the game - everything from skill changes, to an entirely new combat and movement system, to revamping every single one of the hundreds of quests in the game with everything from minor tweaks, to entirely new animated cutscenes and dialog - using data pulled from years of player experience surveys, patch reactions, in-game data collection, and so on.

Now, this wouldn’t be weird for a small-time, not particularly successful MMO, but as I’m sure I’ve said before - The Secret World was quietly one of the most successful MMOs in recent memory. It’s profits alone were enough to not only keep the game running, but also kept the entire Funcom studio in the black, and fund the development of multiple titles, including at least one large-scale AAA title. They took their entire, hugely successful product, changed almost every aspect of it(and at the very least, revised and revamped what they didn’t change), and re-released it without the payment for entry, or the paid content.


#671

There was also recently released a three part documentary about the failure of original Final Fantasy XIV and the journey to take it down and replace it with the Realm Reborn.


#672

Edger Wright short from 2003 it uses the same basic concept that he uses in his new movie.


#673

https://twitter.com/WeNotSocks/status/881858337079480321


#674

#675

Pugs posed as classic hip hop artists.

Notorious PUG

RUN PUG

and Snoop Pug are my favorites


#676

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#678

As a follow-up, here’s the beat from Vic’s video.


#679

#680

There’s a subreddit called /r/solipsism and it consists entirely of one guy talking to himself


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