I experienced a lovely glitch this morning in the middle of a mission that meant I couldn't complete it. Climbed up to ride shotgun on a cart, the horses started walking but the cart never moved, so we're glued to the spot forever. Awesome.
Where was the QA team for this game? I want their names so we can make sure they never work again (although it feels like that wouldn't be too much of a change for them)!
I've just done a mandatory Health & Safety at Work exam, does that count? I passed with 80%. I was wrong in two cases - firstly which fire extinguisher is suitable for which job (and I don't care) and who it is that needs to give permission to use electronic devices (and I don't care).
Most patronising waste of time ever. There's 30 mins of my life I'll never get back.
I was pretty satisfied with the ending. It explained enough to conclude the story of the characters we cared about, but leaves us space to think about what happened to the others. Because of the branching and overlapping timelines it means there are other stories in there that haven't been told.
But you know what I'm most upset about?
We STILL don't know* why Hugo gets called Hurley!
*I'm guessing vomit is involved somewhere but it was never confirmed!
Total arcade horse handling. They do all the individual hoof controls for you, and there's no real feeling of the mane brushing against your chest as you gallop along. You don't even have to feed it or shovel up endless piles of horse crap.
If he was downloading, only he would be disappearing. The fact that EVERY car is doing it means either an issue with the client or the server. If nobody else is experiencing it then it has to be the client.
The thing is that Speedtest ping doesn't seem bad at all and the hardware shouldn't be causing lag. Unless it is a firewall issue, the only other thing I can think of is an unreliable connection. So a short test might show a good result, but a long session might show a lot of hiccups.
The old traceroute up there didn't fill me with confidence. The timeout there is close to home, probably at your exchange. Do you live in a busy area? Could be kicking your connection around to make room for other users bandwidth.
Forza has a paragraph about each setup value which explains in very simple terms what the expected results are from changing it. That's enough for me (and I know nothing about setting the cars up properly) because if I want to reduce oversteer I know where to start.
Obviously a lot of them in (for example) the suspension will cause various additional effects, but that can be mentioned without going into specifics. And those would be covered on the main guide.
I don't know if any newbie wants to be forced to study pages and pages of text on a Wiki just to be able to start. Using my own lack of knowledge, all I want is a simple guide saying "this is more or less what to expect when you fiddle with these numbers - check here for full details".
I don't see why a little general info shouldn't be included. It doesn't need to explain terms or anything, like the guide does, just the expected effects of changing the numbers. For the most part the generic stuff can be covered in a few sentences. It's more to function as a reminder than complete instructions.
Would also be useful if it had a clickable link to the guide page(s) as well, for anyone who wants to learn it all properly.
I tried the game over the weekend (while it was being demo'd for free) and didn't really get into it. Then again, I was only running through the single-player and I get the impression that like Worms it's probably much better if you play with real people.
Miraculously managed to find a copy on Saturday and I have to say it's very atmospheric. Getting places feels really slow (obviously when you don't use quick travel) but I guess that fits the feel of the time.
I only had a problem with the horse riding in the first mission (the race) but I changed to the "absolute" controls rather than the "relative" ones and that seemed to help me a lot. Either that or I just got used to it. My stupid horse keeps ending up standing halfway through fences and stuff though when he doesn't stop quick enough.
I like how a quick tap of B when passing people will say hello to them. Neat little touch
I'm torn now. Whether to buy online from Tesco for £33 and wait a few days, or drop into the store on my way home and pay £39.99 and get 800 MS points with it. Obviously I know which my girlfriend would prefer, but she's not going to be home yet when I get there...
I use auto-save for that very reason. If there's nothing worth keeping I delete it. It's not like the files are particularly massive anyway. Maybe 5 years ago a few Mb per file would have eaten drive space up but it shouldn't these days.
But I do agree that it should start recording a new replay from the point the first one is saved. Or if it's mid-race, add an option to add the rest of the replay to the saved file.
A song about hating everyone in the world? I have a blog for that, I don't want to start sounding like a whining emo
I'm not even talking about gangs of people, just individuals. What makes them more important than me? Same goes for driving. Why is that person's journey more urgent than mine and makes them think it's okay to flout the rules and then need to pull in at the last minute?
Which brings me to another thing about living round here. Particularly in North London.
Get out the way of emergency services! No f*cker pulls over to let any emergency vehicles past. But I bet those same asshats would be the first ones to complain if it was THEIR mother being mugged, THEIR wife giving birth or THEIR house on fire. The number of times I've seen police cars forced to stop at junctions because the idiots around them seem to think they don't matter. Some retard a couple of weeks ago did a 3-point turn in front of an ambulance. WTF? I wanted to punch the driver in the testicles repeatedly. I've also seen people pull out in front of fire engines. It's a good thing I don't have a gun.
I'd equip all emergency vehicles with bullbars and give them license to nudge any blocking vehicle out of the way. Or equip them with number plate cameras so they could automatically send fines to anyone holding them up. Or both. People would soon learn.
Is it so hard to look and plan where you're going? You can see the ticket barriers ahead of you, you know they're there - have your bloody ticket ready before you get to it, rather than holding everyone up as you stand there looking for it.
If you're going right at the top of a staircase, join it at the right-hand side, or at least try to move towards that side as you walk up it. Because at the top you're going to need to go that way and you'll piss off everyone else if you have to cross the huge crowd of people.
If a train is full, it's f*cking full. You can't create more physical space just by pushing a little bit harder. Give it up and wait for the next one, or move to a different spot on the platform. We're not all standing with our noses in other people's armpits and elbows in our sides for FUN.
And you buggers reading newspapers on a crowded train? I'm going to punch you. Why should the rest of us be huddled up and you stand there taking up the space of 3 people with your newspaper. Put it away or I'll set it on fire.
If you're standing where people need to be, obviously you're going to be in the way. Intersections are for moving through, not standing in. At least have the decency to move next to a wall. Standing in the middle and then not moving when people want past is unforgivable. And if that's on a train, people want off the train, so if you don't move and they have to push you, you have no f*cking right to look offended.
Physics apply to everybody. When the train accelerates it pushes everything on board in the opposite direction. So why are you surprised when you lose your balance? That's what the handrails are there for. Likewise, when it slows down you're going to be pushed forward. This happens EVERY TIME on EVERY method of transport, why do you still look surprised?
Machinery can go wrong. So when a ticket machine says "seek assistance" or beeps at somebody, scowling at them like they're intentionally holding you up doesn't help anybody. If you just walked into them because you were walking too close then that's your own fault - in a car you'd be liable. Give them space, let them leave the queue. Because if it was you that's what you'd have to do as well.
And I really wish people would look at the people around them. Contrary to popular belief in London, other people do exist. Which means if we meet going opposite ways on a narrow path, both of us are going to have to negotiate. I'm sick of being the only one to give ground in this city, so if you don't give some ground, please don't be surprised if I shoulder-charge you out of the way.