GWJ Conference Call Episode 583

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Monster Hunter World Beta, 7th Continent, Dice Hunter, Lots of Your Emails and More!

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This week Julian, Shawn, Cory and Allen dive deep into the email bag.

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00:01:24 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
00:10:22 Super Mario Odyssey
00:11:26 7th Continent (boardgame)
00:18:39 Stardew Valley
00:21:05 Dice Hunter (mobile)
00:22:41 Monster Hunter: World
00:27:47 Nintendo Switch
00:35:27 Your Emails

All I can think of is that I want a remake of the original Mass Effect, to tweak the combat, and the repetitive side areas. Maybe use Andromeda style combat. Maybe fix the pacing a little. It would be a day 1 perch.

Google calendar event has been created for me to ask you in five years

This is one of those weird things that bug me, but is the timeline where you have to put the pulley INTO the rubber chicken (instead of just finding non-sequitorial rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle) the same timeline where Sinbad starred in Shazam and Mandela died in prison?

I appreciate the ratio of Mike emails in this episode.

Glad you guys are intrigued by Monster Hunter World! The GWJ MH community is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and welcoming, so anyone interested should definitely drop on in.

The weapons all feel really really different but they're all fairly simple. Like, you can have a really giant hammer and you may have an overhand strike, a wide-swing kind of a strike, and maybe one or two other special moves but that's basically it.

True, the hammer's repertoire focuses on simplicity but just in case some folks might dismiss the game out of hand, some of the weapons go pretty deep and can be very satisfying for those looking for that level of nuance and finesse. The Charge Blade in particular comes to mind.

Check out Capcom's online manual for MH Generations, the most recent Western release, for some nice moveset flow charts (which will be mostly applicable to MH:World, judging by the open beta).

For example, here's the Hammer:
(n.b., these are Nintendo 3DS buttons)
IMAGE(http://game.capcom.com/manual/MH_Gen/en/game/10516_1.jpg)

And here's the Charge Blade:
IMAGE(http://game.capcom.com/manual/MH_Gen/en/game/11236_1.jpg)

Edit: I'd also be remiss to not mention in-depth weapon videos from Arekkz (MH:W) and Gaijin Hunter (MH:Generations).

Rat Boy wrote:

I appreciate the ratio of Mike emails in this episode.

Yes.

/nod

Indeed.

This is for Rabbit.

You mentioned that in Portugal you have to pay packages to access certain sites.
My question is: where the hell did you get this from?! This is a blatant lie.
The Portuguese ISPs do block sites, but it's due to legal reasons (i.e., pirating).

You must be confusing it with some mobile data plans which offer unlimited data for certain things like WhatsApp, but you don't have to pay extra to access other stuff. That other stuff just counts towards your data limit.

Please be careful to research before saying lies, which can then spread like wildfire. The social media is bad enough as it is.

slazev wrote:

This is for Rabbit.

You mentioned that in Portugal you have to pay packages to access certain sites.
My question is: where the hell did you get this from?! This is a blatant lie.
The Portuguese ISPs do block sites, but it's due to legal reasons (i.e., pirating).

You must be confusing it with some mobile data plans which offer unlimited data for certain things like WhatsApp, but you don't have to pay extra to access other stuff. That other stuff just counts towards your data limit.

Please be careful to research before saying lies, which can then spread like wildfire. The social media is bad enough as it is.

There’s a popular tweet going around that was even picked up by some news outlets. The tweet misrepresents the situation, but the news outlets don’t do a great job of clearly correcting it either (probably because dramatic news gets them more traffic).

His point about the importance of net neutrality stands without the misunderstanding regarding Portugal’s state of affairs with their internet, though.

I doubt it was a lie. A lie requires that the person intended to spread false information. Rabbit doesn’t strike me as the type of person to intentionally mislead people.

It's a false statement, hence it's a lie.

I'm not really blaming Julian for not knowing it wasn't true. If I read something similar about Honduras, I also wouldn't be able to discern what's real or not.

However, it's a false statement that puts a bad light on my country and I couldn't let it stand. There are already many things to complain about here. Don't need to unnecessarily add other things.

That makes perfect sense that it would bug you. I know that I'm not happy about false information that's spread about the USA. I think it's understandable to call out the error, and ask for a correction.

You're definition of the word lie is incorrect, though. For something to be a lie it means the person knows what they are saying isn't true and they say it anyway.

What Julian did was a mistake, or a misunderstanding, or an error. It wasn't a lie. Not unless he knew what he was saying was false and then said it anyway.

According to this, we're both right. Let's call it an unintentional lie.

Nice! I like it!

Edit: Sorry I found it offensive that you came in here angrily accusing my friends of being liars for unintentionally making a mistake when speaking off the cuff.

Clearly it was wrong of me to say anything. I apologise.

Being that slazev is from Honduras they may speak English that way there - using "lie" without the accusatory undertone. I do kind of get it. Some people locally use it that way.

"I know you didn't mean to tell that lie, but that's untrue."

I think he has more than clarified the connotation of his word use.

Bastion is one of my all time favorites. Seeing that it has seen multiple releases across many platforms over the past 5 years, I'd say the prediction holds up. I can't imagine Supergiant Games devoting resources to the game unless it's still making money.

Dice Hunter: Thanks for the recommendation, Allen! Not the kind of treadmill I should be hopping on this time of year, but I'll have to manage.

It was sad listening to this today after the Net Neutrality vote.

It was clear NN was a forgone conclusion, at least this vote, but it's too early to give up hope. There are still multiple avenues by which this can be repaired.

On Portugal:

I read in the LA Times:

http://beta.latimes.com/business/hil...

If the LA Times is wrong, well, I fall on my sword. I wasn't just making stuff up. I read what seemed like a reasonable article on the topic.

I read that article and it doesn't seem to explain it wrong, but it does try to push it to the anti-neutrality side.

First, you have a basic data plan which doesn't have any constraints (speed, access, etc), aside from the data limit. What the ISP is providing is unlimited data for certain apps, but you have to pay a little extra for that convenience. If you're someone who watches a lot of Netflix or listen to a lot of Spotify, this might be a good solution.

They key things is that this only applies to mobile data plans, which always have data constraints, but never limit access to certain apps/sites and don't throttle the speed.
For reference, the non-mobile plans have no data restrictions and the usual speed now is 100Mbps/100Mbps.