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  1. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron Sad Loser

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    Better eat your carrots and wear plateau boots, shorty.
     
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  2. Eirikur Arcane Patron

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    When did the Codex first come to realize that Sawyer hates fun? Was it due to his criticism of the 2nd edition AD&D character creation system?
     
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  3. Ninjerk Arcane

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    Roguey
     
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  5. Phage Arcane Manlet

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    Both AO (he made the tag) and DU fucked up, yeah. It's alright, can't expect tallfags to not make mistakes! Poor things.
     
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  6. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    That was part of it, but it was mostly his dislike for BG2's hard counter-dependent mage fights, and his refusal to award xp-per-kill.
     
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  7. Lord Carlos Wafflebum Aspiring Infinitron Patron

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    They have to sit on the floor to see their computer screens well when sitting at desks made for us five-foot-eighters, which are almost all desks.
     
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  8. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron Sad Loser

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    I remember, early during PoE development, posting a message where I said that with all that Sawyer is advocating for, he clearly must hate fun. That thread was renamed to "Sawyer hates fun" or something after. It must have stuck.

    Keep in mind it's entirely possible someone said something like this earlier and I remembered it sub-consciously.
     
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  9. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    Todd understands the value of xp per fight:

     
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  10. Ludo Lense Self-Ejected

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    And much more really. He his whole design paradigm is based on making lots of money with games that allow large amounts of freedom. Love him or hate him he is really good at what he does. I actually listened to a lot of his interviews and while there are many things I disagree with he is definitely not stupid and he knows what he is doing.
     
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  11. mondblut Arcane

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    Fixed.
     
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  12. thesoup Arcane

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    Truly a visionary like Steve Jobs.
     
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  13. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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  14. groke Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera BattleTech
    :nocountryforshitposters:
     
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  15. buzz Arcane

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    When did the Codex troll logo became a thing and who came up with it?
     
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  17. Ludo Lense Self-Ejected

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    What? TES is largely seen as the definitive RPG sandbox experience. The systems are bad and the combat isn't anything to write home about but there is a large degree of freedom. I wish Darklands would be at the top of this category in the public eye but hey, what can you do?
     
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    They can take our fun, but they can never take... ARE FREEDOM
     
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  19. hivemind Guest

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    freedom to do what exactly?

    hitchhike across a shitty looking terrain and do some shallow quests which have no substance or any real effect on the world ?

    tes games are the worst form of open world sandbox games imaginable
     
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  20. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    But apparently the scenery is very nice, which is all that matters in a RPG...

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  21. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    I can make the tits, ass and penis any size I want which is one thing TES approximates pnp better than any CRPG
     
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  22. Ludo Lense Self-Ejected

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    Can we stop with this retarded hateboner? Every time one of Bethesda's post Morrowind games get mentioned a sizable chunk of people start going "Trololo, not a game, dem funny jokes, brofists plox". Its intellectually bankrupt to start ontological debates about something you don't like, the logic of " things I don't like are not "true" games" isn't exactly sound.

    I didn't even say if TES is good or bad, I just said it was the staple of sandbox RPGs in the eyes of the majority of gamers. It was a factual point, just like if I would have said "Call of Duty is the franchise most associated with modern military shooters."

    Historically, TES main line games have had a large degree of freedom in terms of world size and content progression in comparison to it peers (today less so because of the prevalence of open world games). I'd love to see the arguments about how they are actually linear.

    But seriously, this circlejerky brofist harvesting attitude around certain games is one of the things I genuinely dislike about the RPG Codex. Oblivion was almost 10 years ago and fallout 3 8 years ago. I wish we would have gotten something better than Morrowind and Van Buren instead of what we got but we didn't. This stupid "Bethesda sucks bro, lets touch dicks bro" attitude is just as nonsensical as the people who think Skyrim is a 11/10, perfect flawless game and compare everything to it.
     
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  23. Ninjerk Arcane

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    A fact of exactly zero use or concern in these parts, I'm afraid. If you lack for honest discussion of TES games, then you're not looking for it.
     
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  24. Ludo Lense Self-Ejected

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    Bethesda's games are just the easiest targets but this mentality extends far beyond that (I don't even think there is that much too discuss to individually about them, they are pretty straightforward in their execution and intent). From what I can tell, in the olden days VD was very much C&C or die in regards to pretty much every RPG (I noticed he was much more relaxed regarding D:OS even though it wasn't his thing so maybe people change with the decades).
     
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  25. Ninjerk Arcane

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    Have you played his game? :smug:
     
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