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Rust #rust

Attention : I wish there was another way to do this other then yes thumbs up or No thumbs down because really makes this review seem unfair and that is not my intention. My review is more pointed to my friends list.

If your looking for a game that is 100% dependent on player base to bring game alive that would be this game.

Its made for pvp griefing. Game has no soul. The engine supports really nice looking graphics but the actual theme of the game is a survivalist world and not made for beautiful buildings but made to look as its theme a minimalist world that you have to fight for scraps…. it portraits that 100% and well done at that.

But if your looking for a building game that looks eye pleasing I would say stick with Conan, Ark or Atlas. I bought the game because I was curious, did I get my 30$ worth of value. Close I played about 50 hours. I was on a well run server mixed with pvp and RP players. I will still play some more.

But my ‘no’ rating is not based on mechanics of the game as that all seems very good. My no rating is based on the lack of in game things to do other then base build and pvp. Game is 2 dimensional, lack of AI , lack of intelligent AI. lack of any in game guidance. I relied on my other gaming experiences to build the modest base I built. I will continue to play this game because of the server Im on. I’ve tried to play on few public servers and Hated that experience as I don’t enjoy shit talking or griefing. Its not my personality.

It your a PVPer and love to grief I would change my no to a yes. But most of my friends list that will read this are not the hardcore pvp type but everyday gamer. I don’t feel like most of them would really get much out of this game and find as not getting there bang for the buck as they would in Ark or Conan. Both of which leagues ahead of this game in entertainment value.

I hope the game devs don’t take this review to heart because I feel the product is good just it lacks any depth to create a immersive feeling. To there credit its is a game that does what its intended to do there vision. Would love to see this company use their knowledge to build another world building game but with a different slant.

I have been lucky enough to know a server master that runs the server in a professional was that splits the map between builder RP and pvp. So i was lucky enough to enjoy and learn the building aspects in peace.
You can search them out but looking for flashpoint gaming. They do a fantastic job maintaining the server and keeping drama down. Good rules set in place I highly recommend the group.

their discord : https://discord.gg/5uC2yG3M web site: http://www.flashpoint.gg/

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My gaming history

This site including YouTube, complete passion driven love for gaming. I came up with the name swordandkeyboard name in 1996 when I was going to night school and I wrote a seething letter to a Professor because he did not stick to his promises to the class. So when we had a test that had nothing to do with anything that had to do with what was covered in class, I let him have it. I was in my 30’s, working 50 hours a week, with 9 hours of class and 12 hour a week commute.
His reply was.. your written comments cut like a sword. I didn’t write them I typed them on a keyboard. Rather then blow up I prefer to be honest. Some people don’t want honesty, they prefer candy coating. That just is not me.

Been in a lot of different guilds (some of greatest pvp guilds ever and some of most casual) over the years in a lot of different games, Lunch Box Bandits in EQ2 then one of most well known defunct guilds called ”The Combine”, spent a lot of time in Ruin off and on, OTG (in conan), just to name a few. I have been gaming since 1976 (my 1st pong console) , online gaming since 1998.

WW2 Online / Knights Online / EQ2 / Planet Side 1 / Pirates of Burning Sea / Conan / Warhammer / APB / GW1 & 2 / on and on. I even ran an online racing league that had about 300 members from 2002-2005.

Would love to talk about games your making, games your playing and my experiences if you’re the reader have an interest.

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Sportsmanship rules to live by, and many we forget.

A lifetime ago it feels wrote this up for online nascar league, re-wrote it almost ten years ago. Every few year I feel the need to re read this to ground myself to these principles as humans we all stray away as our mind likes to give us evil input.

please don’t copy and paste it. If you want to use it link it or give me the credit for it. Thank you.

Reading this article I wrote back in early 2000’s I realize how my own interactions have eroded over the past year’s, I can come up with a lot of excuses and reasons but they are just that excuses.  No ones perfect, but I think of how I used to be and it makes me not really like how I speak now. Actions and Communications reflect an image of what you want to be perceived as. Whether its negative or positive its just the way it is.

Yes unfortunately we must all live by rules and regulations, and no difference in RookieRoadhouse. Some of our rules may seem on fair to certain people at certain times but try and concentrate on yourself and your own behavior and everything will just be fine.

Were a group of adults and although were playing a video simulation the racing experience tends to feel very real and i think thats what the draw is to online racing games, we all want to get same rush and feelings that real professional drivers do, but with that comes the lows of wrecking being wrecked by someone else and just plain losing

I will give a few tips on good sportsmanship that i have learned along the way, the people you’re racing with are not computers as this is the beauty of this experience, and most always at least try to have same manners that you have learned growing up, I also realize that manners and the level of manners taught to you may very as well.

So i have one good tip: treat the guy next to you as you would your neighbor or family member. If you do this you will rarely get into heated arguments or debates over something that was not important in the 1st place.

Also try to get to know the administrators off  whatever league you are in whether is online of real life is a good idea to tell this guys or gals good job or at very least exchange pleasantries as most of the time this people are doing what there doing for free or almost nothing

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it’s easy to talk junk behind a computer, but what you don’t know is what other people may have gone through just to meet you and your group online just to take part. And how manly is it to lk junk someone when you cant even back it up? or at least prove you can, so be a gentleman and you will be more respected over all.

Showing up in life is half the battle, as if we show up we learn and adapt. But showing up then abusing the privilege of being allowed to join is far different. One abuse in this group is swearing; there will be zero tolerance for any swearing or R rated chat period and that also goes for the symbols of those words, for example the much used WTF????  not acceptable and if the admin team sees you do this they not only have been given right to correct you but to temporarily suspend you. AS THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE TO GUYS ABUSING EACH OTHER. If you’re interested with that then go somewhere else.

I WILL repeat are theme sportsmanship guide here as i think its best to be read over and over

SPORTSMANSHIP TO LIVE BY

Sportsmanship is not about winning or losing. It’s about playing the game. A good sport always makes sure their teammates and opponents have fun. Winning is secondary!

When we lose without excuses, we acknowledge the better team, we place winning and losing in their proper perspective. That’s when we find out if we can be good sports.

Sportsmanship is the ability to win without gloating or perpetual bragging (don’t rub it in) and lose without complaining (don’t make excuses). A good sport will always treat the opponent with respect, regardless of the outcome of a match. Applause for an opponent’s good performance displays generosity and is a courtesy that should be regularly practiced. This not only represents GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP but reflects a true awareness of the game by recognizing and acknowledging quality.

The necessity to be well informed is essential. Know the rules. The spirit of GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP depends on conformance to a rule’s intent as well as to the letter of a given rule. People don’t always remember the final score but they do remember the person that made a fool out of him or herself. It’s how you play the game that counts. Your behavior influences others whether you are aware of it or not.

Sportsmanship Tips

“Golden Rule” Do unto others as you would have, others do unto you.

Two wrongs don’t make a right

Cheer for your team not against opponent

If you make a mistake don’t pout or make excuses. Learn from it, and be ready to continue to play.

If a teammate makes a mistake, encourage, don’t criticize.

Abide by all the rules of the game

Avoid Arguments and always play fair

Respect the other team efforts

Accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing your team and host location

Be responsible for your actions.

Have an open mind to others’ weaknesses and have a forgiving attitude.

Have pride in the team and one’s performance.

Be a friend, not an enemy, and create a positive environment.

Encourage others to do their best.

Remember it is a privilege to participate.

Practice sportsmanship in all situations at all costs.

Acceptable Behavior

Shaking hands with opponent to recognize players’ performance.

Handshakes between participants and end of contest, regardless of the outcome.

Treat competition as a game, not a war.

Search out opposing participants to recognize them for outstanding performance.

Applause at the end of contest for performances of all participants.

Encourage surrounding people to display only sportsmanlike conduct.

Unacceptable behavior disrespectful or derogatory comments meant to distract or antagonize opponents

Cheering when opponent makes a mistake

Refusing to shake hands or give recognition for good performances.

Blaming loss of game on conditions, bad equipment or participants.

Use of profanity or displays of anger that draw attention away from the game.

ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND GESTURES

ABUSE OF EQUIPMENT or FACILITIES

No one is perfect.  Wish only to aspire and use this as a reminder.

 ©swordandkeyboard

Rejoining GTA, my experience and opinions

Recently I rejoined GTA online, I  played GTA  over 3 year ago with a friend for a few weeks. I leveled to 150, never playing in open lobbies just grinded missions.

It was the very first time I ever played GTA online. I always played offline in the story mode by myself. I really always enjoy that experience of  just riding around on the in-game bicycle looking at all the billboards, architecture, modeling, and vibrant City. The game really is a Marvel so far ahead of any game that has come out in the last 8-years in my opinion. Recently cyberpunk came out and maybe has great potential but right now cyberpunk verses GTA online or GTA it’s not even close to what the immersive experience that Rockstar made. I’ve spent about 40 -50 hours watching people play cyberpunk, find it interesting and might actually buy it down the road.

So I joined a GTA only discord

I chose a discord that was one of largest on the web. I picked an empty channel, one of hundreds of channels. I camped out there for like 3 nights, 4 hours each night so I could get a fair feel for the atmosphere. 

While having a good idea what to expect, it all was still so bizarre in an entertaining way. Much like an old weird David Lee Roth video sort of way.

 People who join the channel of all types Random kids coming and going practicing their new found love for repeating dirty words for the very first time. Repeating those words over and over until you would finally mute them.

 I got one guy who came in the channel and was like ‘high big boy’. He was definitely trolling for something I don’t know what, and then people from all over the globe trying to shock you with mostly idiotic conversation. 

 All different types of people come in the channel asking if I was a modder and if I can give them free money. It seemed like no one actually wanted to legitimately play the game as it is.       Which is pretty sad as the game itself is pretty interesting. People playing a game based on con jobs, con jobbing the game itself buy cheating the game, just to troll. SMH, bizarre. Why even bother buying the game. 

Bit of repetitiveness when it comes to the Ceo / MotorCycle business quests but what adds to the experience is the randomness of whether someone will attack you or try to steal your potential assets.  As the weeks passed I found people I knew in other discords, owned modded accounts that they purchased. These accounts are just made to troll as they have billions of dollars and every weapon in the game.  All for a price of $40, I don’t understand the point of this.  Why?  For me this type of purchase is what contributes to ruining games and communities. It’s not just people from the usa either, its a global attitude of jobbing the game rather than actually playing the game. Same people I know bought this game preloaded with billions of dollars worth of weapons are the same people living in mom and dad’s basement and don’t have an upperhand in life yet waste money playing a game to get the upper hand. Sad really. Also sad Rockstar seems content with this type of client base as they seem to do little or nothing about it.

Yet try and load Nvidia shaders into the game to make the game look better you will get a ban warning. ‘’Makes sense?’’ ………  Scratches head.

GTA Future?

I am really looking forward to the next GTA, as i feel it is the greatest game made of the last decade in so many different categories. But I think i’ll go back to just enjoying the storyline playing solo as online is just not for me.  It’s a shame though because all Rockstar would have to do is employ a staff of  say 50 people, $14 hour interns to clean up the game. Price to pay is a drop in the bucket to a game that has sold over 120,000,000 copies and is growing.

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Sansar VR

Sansar is a social virtual reality platform developed by the San Francisco-based firm Linden Lab, and now owned by San Francisco-based firm Wookey Project Corp.. It launched in “creator beta” to the general public on July 31, 2017.The platform enables user-created 3D spaces where people can create and share interactive social experiences, such as playing games, watching videos, and having conversations in VR. Each participant is represented by a detailed avatar that is the graphical representation of the user including speech-driven facial animations and motion-driven body animations.

Sansar supports both virtual reality headsets (including the Oculus Rift, Quest 2 and HTC Vive) and Windows computers, and is free to use, with advanced features available for paying subscribers.

The good news, its free to enter, easy to set up, user friendly. The worlds looks 1st rate, and the avatar detail is fantastic.

Sansar VR world

The bad news
Extremely dead world. No one online on a Friday night. Sad really. Worlds look great but lack things to do.

This is perplexing during a time like no time in history before when people are looking for free social entertainment from there home.

Also next morning I received malware notification from zone alarm for dishost.exe i looked it up and its some kind of malware used in simulations … no doubt this was picked up when downloaded one of their player made worlds.

I definitely don’t trust downloading worlds in Sansar now and won’t be returning for a second look. Shame because the Avatars looked awesome. Dev is more then welcome to post a rebuttal below as I am not hostile to the product and willing to share my input in more detail. This service definitely needs better direction.

You can make a free account here and try it out yourself… https://www.sansar.com/

Complaints, Assumptions … Whining Cha Cha CHA

Article, about  Guild Wars 2, and is similar to this article really.. its like get to the point already !
Important thing to know about me, I won’t comment or make Assumptions on things I do not know about in general. Once in a while I make a mistake because I am not perfect. If I make a comment it is because I have a question, or feel passionate about a topic. For instance if I look at an apple and say oh that’s the best apple ever, then you look at the apple and say this apple sucks.. I just don’t care. LOL, it is opinion based. I may not agree but that’s okay I feel differences in people make life more interesting.

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That is your opinion I respect that. I won’t sit here saying oh everyone can see that is the most beautiful apple ever. Or say why would you complain about that apple or make assumptions without tasting it.
For me that is not my job in life, to correct others, maybe the apple does look crappy to someone else, how do I know I’m not looking through their eyes. Maybe they have an affliction to apples or whatever the topic may be.

If I taste the apple and it tastes DELICIOUS I will tell the world my findings. Your welcome to give your opinion, but when you start trying to correct me or insult me the gloves are coming off and not a battle most would like to get into with me because I am like a junk yard dog that will never back down.
Only two ways I will back down, 1 – fights just not worth fighting, or hurtful to someone, two – or I will admit I’m wrong. When its TWO it feels like POO to me, that’s why I rarely will comment on things I know nothing about. Because it would not be fair to those around me, and to be honest that is how misinformation is spread. I also will NEVER EVER sacrifice by beliefs to be part of .. ”the in crowd” or any ”group” or ”organization” or to further my self financially.
I treat my every day life in the same manner as I do my internet interests and gaming.

Never back down in something I believe in or frustrated about. It is against my moral fiber. I would have been an awesome public defender, some day if I still have time in life I may just may re- pursue a law degree. I have never been about the buck but have always felt disappointed there are people who cannot find protection because they don’t have enough money.
I am willing to debate on things in a professional (maybe a times a tad cynical) non personal way. If you have sold me a product or a service and I am not happy with it I will make it known.

It is not personal, just I’m not going to accept goods or services I paid for with hard-earned dollars and not get back the service or product I agreed on when purchased ..it is that simple.

Friend or Foe or relative, I treat all the same when comes to this. This topic came to me when some one I hold in a positive light decided to correct me on a topic I feel pretty strongly about. Also worthy topic to blog about.
When things go down like that,I don’t care if Jesus himself tells me I’m wrong when I know I am right. If I feel my comments are truth I won’t back down. 

Now to the Guild Wars Chat –

I especially will comment on Guild Wars 2 because I spent 4 years playing the game and constantly had promise after promise dangled in front of me on fixing the mist. Prior to playing  Guild Wars 2, I played Guild Wars 1 from release date and owned and bought every piece of content they made.
So Guild Wars you can say was a hobby of mine, for 1st two years of the guild wars 2 game I spent at very minimum 20 hours a week, some weeks 40 to 60 hours playing. All played 90% in world v world area.

I am by no means any drop off the apple cart Guild Wars noob. (notice the 🙂 tie in) You can say overly passionate about World v World types of games ( player vs player ).
Guild Wars 2 pretty much broke my will and passion for world versus world games, the disappointment is so strong I have not been able to even log in for 4 months. I just was an accumulative let down that just piled up until could take no more.

Pretty much have relegated myself to single player games like GTA, Skyrim, games like that because they are what they are. Those companies and developers are not dangling fantasy misleading promises over my head to keep me playing. I liken the comparison to teasing a dog over and over with a strip of bacon and never giving it to them. After awhile the dog will smarten up and either not respond, or bite the hand.

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Guild Wars 2 continually make these boastful announcements that: ” we listened to the players and blah .. ”  guess what? not once did you listen to any of the huge guilds I was in nor listen to me despite commenting on forums and your YouTube channel over and over. I still hope they will hear me at some point but it is too late now really. Almost all the people I played with that were truly top-notch world versus world players are gone.
Complaints, grievances, opinions, maybe. Fine line between those and actual facts at times.

I put enough time into Guild Wars one and Guild Wars two, to comment in a factual manner.

Mostly disappointed with the amazing potential for World versus World play never achieved.

What could have been ……    squandered.   hammer