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361  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good Booze Thread on: August 03, 2011, 02:36:07 PM
I live in Delaware so obviously Dogfish is very popular. I like beers that are so hoppy you can chew them best (I like the 120 minute from Dogfish for example) if I'm just having a beer. But if I'm at a baseball game or whatever I have no problem drinking a Bud Lite. Also if I am playing Wizard's Staff it is best to go with something watery like Miller Lite.

I've been drinking a ton of the Twin Lakes IPA this summer though - comes in green six packs and perfect for sitting outside with a brew. Something about summer says "beer in a can" to me.

For liquor I drink bourbon. I always keep a bottle of Booker's in the house, but for a Manhattan (pretty much the only mixed drink I do) I like Bulleit Rye.
362  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: General iOS RPG Topic on: July 28, 2011, 11:41:49 AM
Battleheart is fantastic.
363  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: iPhone or Android? on: July 20, 2011, 09:17:29 AM
It's very tough to go wrong these days. I definitely prefer the iPhone simply because my whole house is wired with Mac stuff - but otherwise there is pretty much no advantage anymore, Android has really come a long way and even passed Apple in a lot of areas.

The only thing I would say is the breadth of apps is still larger on the iPhone, but Android is closing the gap there slowly but surely.

So at this point go with whatever gives you the most bang for your budget - it's an awesome time to be on the consumer side for smart phones!
364  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: I'm done buying games! on: July 19, 2011, 08:35:07 AM
I’m not telling anyone not to enjoy their comforts. Where are people getting that? Enjoy them! I am *solely* saying complaining about having too many games sounds pretty petty, especially in light of current events.

For the record, not that it’s anyone’s business Leyviur, but I have moved overseas and am working to reduce poverty—not in Africa, but rural Sumatra. 

You must be a blast at parties. Actually having parties is petty, especially in light of current events.
365  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: firefox sucks on: July 09, 2011, 11:47:11 AM
Somebody linked the Acid3 test earlier: might be interested in this - http://limi.net/articles/firefox-acid3/

Point being that some of the "standards" being tested in Acid3 are still up for debate.

It's only up for debate by Mozilla developers and Microsoft, naturally since their browsers don't score 100.  The article uses some clever language such as this cute little bit:

Opera and Webkit implemented (very brokenly, in at least Opera’s case) a small subset of svg 1.1 Fonts; basically just enough to pass Acid3.

It's flowery language, and it makes me laugh.  This is like the guy who gets a 97 on his physics test bitching that the last three questions weren't the kind of questions he liked and that the two students who got a 100 studied just enough to get those last three points.  It makes him out to be a tremendous toolbag, especially considering that the post was in defense of Firefox 4, which got obsoleted in three months because it was a buggy piece of shit.  Way to go guys!

Eh, laugh if you want. I'll just say that as a guy who earns his bread doing development, it makes perfect sense to me. I'm not trying to pull "position of authority" on you or anything, just saying that the argument is perfectly legitimate, even if you don't like it.

EDIT: Also, are we really engaging in browser wars? Is that really a thing that is happening? Might as well argue about politics, you'll make as much progress.
366  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: firefox sucks on: July 08, 2011, 03:40:46 PM
Somebody linked the Acid3 test earlier: might be interested in this - http://limi.net/articles/firefox-acid3/

Point being that some of the "standards" being tested in Acid3 are still up for debate.
367  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: firefox sucks on: July 08, 2011, 08:56:37 AM
I use 'em all depending on what I'm doing. I really like some of the Firefox plugins for web development and such, but Chrome is definitely speedy and has some nice built in debuggers.

If I'm just browsing around, I actually like Firefox 5 the best these days.
368  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Screenshot Galleries on: June 29, 2011, 08:48:45 AM
Seriously, thanks for the suggestion! It does help us know how to prioritize the things we're looking at when we have user feedback!
369  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Screenshot Galleries on: June 28, 2011, 03:23:28 PM
The problem is definitely time.

I've got the skills as I do that sort of thing (programming) for a living - but I don't do it for RPGFan for a living. See the difference?

The staff all works because they love the site, not because we make anything. When we've got time we do the best we can to improve things. Considering you usually get precisely what you pay for, I think RPGFan does exceptionally. But I'm biased. :-)

For my part I'm constantly looking for ways to improve the site through small increments (like the aforementioned RSS feed and sortable tables for reviews for example), but anybody that thinks it is a "simple matter of programming"... well, frankly probably hasn't done much programming.

Anyway, we've definitely looked at some of those things mentioned in this thread, particularly when it comes to gallery navigation, trust me. But there are factors to consider that you're not necessarily aware of if you're looking in from the outside.

Not the greatest answer I know, and I certainly don't want to discourage suggestions or the desire to help improve the site. Just pointing out that the biggest obstacle when RPGFan site work is our second/third jobs is TIME, not skills.

That and an absolutely massive amount of content... :-)

All of this is a long way of saying that making the galleries easier to navigate is a good suggestion, one that we are in the midst of investigating. Thanks very much!
370  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Have you ever returned a game you bought? If so, which game was it? on: June 27, 2011, 02:56:58 PM
Master of Orion 3.
371  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Do gamers see time differently? on: June 23, 2011, 03:58:36 PM
Obviously it's all anecdotal evidence and therefore pretty meaningless... but what the hell, I'm 32, married, own a house, and play lots of video games.


I actually don't think "gamers" make up a particularly reliable demographic for purposes of sociology since the component parts of that demographic are so diverse. It's a useful demographic for marketing purposes, but probably less so for other types of analysis. If that makes any sense.
372  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs for Android on: June 22, 2011, 09:03:16 AM
These games are crazy addictive.

Damn it, even though you told me that I saw that there was a free 'lite' verion of Grand Prix Story so I fgured what they hey, I'll see what it's all about...right before I was going to go to bed.  It's now 3:15am and I've played through everything in that lite version...

Awesome, I'm psyched about that eventually making its way to iOS also! Definitely check out Game Dev Story as well, I still play the heck out of that one. Hot Springs Story is great but doesn't quite have the instant gratification loop that Game Dev Story and (by reputation) Grand Prix Story have.
373  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs for Android on: June 21, 2011, 04:54:56 PM
Battleheart is really fun. I have an iPhone but there is a lot of crossover to Android.

Other games worth checking out are anything by Kairosoft. Literally anything. These include Game Dev Story, Hot Springs Story, and currently for Android only (jealously waiting for iOS US release) Grand Prix Story. These games are crazy addictive.
374  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Hockey Thread! on: June 16, 2011, 09:05:27 AM
Too bad about those rotten apples. :-(

To talk hockey for a moment though - good on the Bruins to rebound after what the Flyers did to them last year. I know the prevailing opinion around Philly was largely against Boston, but I personally am a fan of keeping things as close to the conference/division as possible. I must be the only Philly fan that occasionally roots for NY teams based on this philosophy. :-)

So congrats to Boston and, by proxy, the Eastern Conference. :-)
375  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 08, 2011, 02:47:39 PM
I was actually just mentioning on the SECRET FORUMS that it isn't often I get a piece of gaming news cross my work desk:


I gotta say I watch the E3 demo of this thing and I'm reminded of the Virtual Boy in terms of the size of the bomb Nintendo might have here. The difference with the WiiU and the Wii is you could take one look at Wii Sports and you got it. Same with the Kinect, you look at Dance Central and you immediately get it.

I look at this E3 demo and see a guy holding a screen in front of another screen and... what? How does this make things more fun exactly?

Obviously if some folks can come up with some clever uses for this, everybody will eat crow. But it'll be an uphill climb now with this negative buzz among investors.
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