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  1. 23 hours ago, sir stiff_one said:

    Ok interesting. So I just can’t see the option to turn it on then presumably. I’ve activated it on the headset, but where is the option on the app. It says go to settings>beta but it doesn’t seem to be there. 

    Ok so the PC was on a wired connection and the headset on the wireless which is why they couldn’t see each other. But I have a mesh system and have no intention of dicking around with the house internet. Also messages saying the PC isn’t up to spec. (1650 with Ryzen 5 something). Oh well.

  2. Ok interesting. So I just can’t see the option to turn it on then presumably. I’ve activated it on the headset, but where is the option on the app. It says go to settings>beta but it doesn’t seem to be there. 

  3. 14 hours ago, Jarik said:


    though I would say that a card that's just a screenshot from a Disney film or Disney character standing there with a flat background is nicer than almost any NFT image.

    Right, but an NFT image doesn’t look like anything. Topps recreated physical cards in the digital world (more or less). You could have that, or you could have something interactive, or a 3D model, or Harry Potter style moving photos, etc. 


    Disney, Marvel and DC have all done various collectibles, some of them look good and some of them look properly shonky, just like the merch they do in the physical world.

  4. 52 minutes ago, footle said:

    All you need to know is that everything Stiff has mentioned there has already been implemented using steam trading cards - including the ability to convert the rare ones into real money - without needing to be hosted on a blockchain and without whatever this week’s energy-analogy-that-isn’t-absolutely-true-because-handwave cost per purchase.

    This is true.


    To be clear - you’re saying that what I described already exists and is a legit business model (collecting digital shit). 

  5. What exactly is a ‘proven profitable pyramid scheme’? 😬


    True though that investors are suffering serious fomo.


    Also - have I suggested that anyone ‘join usss’ anywhere? 

    So far the arguments against are ‘pyramid scheme’ - which although could be, probably, quite accurate when applied to most of the 10,000 procedurally generated Octo-Kings etc pfp projects, is quite bizarre when applied to other NFT based collectible systems. It’s just become one of those terms people bandy around, regardless of attachment to any reality.


  6. Addressing whether you would have had to pay, I think in general yes to have the same experience you probably would. But no reason a company couldn’t provide the exact same experience free of charge to you. The first ever NFT I ever got was that free Street Fighter V one ages ago. 

    And far from a terrible consumer, you’ve just spent hours of your life deepening your relationship with their IP. 

  7. On 01/02/2022 at 11:07, Jarik said:

    I was thinking about all this Crypto/NFT stuff as I was using 2 apps that I have that I have on my phone & use regularly.  


    The first is Topps Disney Collect that I starting playing when it was recommended by Defunctland back when the Pandemic started.  I challenged myself to get as far as possible using only the free coins that it regularly hands out rather than spending money on it & I've built up quite a collection of Digital Disney Trading Cards at this point, some very rare that I got through lucky drops.  If this app had come out now, would it have been linked to NFT's & the blockchain & Pay only?


    The second is Pinterest.  I've used this for some time too & built up a collection of JPEG's, Videos, Etc. about subjects that interest me.  Other than the Crypto/Money aspect, could this be considered like an NFT wallet, only without the possibility of having all my ETH stolen when I click on an image?


    Of course, the fact that I don't pay money for either of these apps or their contents means that I'm a terrible consumer & will be executed by the Crypto Death Squads once they finish gearing up, but at least I'll have some nice pictures to look at before that happens.

    Topps is pretty close. Personally I found their implementation of collecting EXTREMELY tiring. Here’s a common set, now collect it in blue, red, yellow, white, green, etc. Fuck me you need patience to stick with that. 

    What is closest to NFT collecting ideas is the ‘merging’ cards together to get a different one. In NFTs you would ‘burn’ commons, but not necessarily that either. 

    Topps does the same mistake that every trad card company in the space does. It takes this idea of digital scarcity and immediately devalues almost everything.


    Does your collection really mean anything to you? Presumably the rarer cards do? 

    There isn’t that much difference between Topps or Quidd digital apps and equivalent NFT based collectibles technically. There’s more difference in the way the scarcity has been decided upon for individual items (which I think personally makes Topps less appealing).

    Something like Seussibles which is Dr Seuss ‘stickers’ is very similar. Except for the big crowd of gamers making that zombie screaming noise about ‘environment!’ and ‘scam tokens’. 

    Also you mention not spending any real money - but presumably you must have spent a lot of time gathering up a big collection on that app?

  8. On 31/01/2022 at 17:09, TehStu said:

    I really want one of these publishers to forge on with NFT, invest heavily in it, for gamers to utterly ignore it and then said developers lament the money they've poured into it. So it isn't just an air of "social media wot made us not do it" about it.


    Might make fewer developers consider it.


    Phil, please don't do this shit.

    I mean, this pretty much happened with free to play. Loads of publishers forged on with it, despite gamers loudly proclaiming it was the devil and everything was equally exploitative etc. Trad gamers still sneer at free to play mobile games and think people who spend money on those kinds of IAPs are idiots. 

    And - if it happens that blockchain gaming (ugh the term is just so lame) - ok, let me compose myself here. If it happens that some games manage to find success with NFT based ownership of items in games, then it won’t really affect console/pc gamers in any way.

    They already aren’t playing the games that console/pc game devs aren’t making. 

    FWIW I dont think blockchain gaming is the next F2P gaming. But I do see some potential in some areas where ownership of items is beneficial to players. Not sure if we’ll see that happen. 

  9. 19 hours ago, Oz said:

    I completed my battlepass. I should probably play the campaign at some point. have you guys finished the story? is it worth it for the pvp crew? @Triple A @Kryptonian @sir stiff_one @Boothjan @TommyG @Pob @Varsity? gave it a go at first but found it extremely boring. 

    I completed the story on Heroic and blazed around the map mopping everything up for ages. Enjoyed it a lot.


    Also completed Battle Pass and got the snazzy shotgun colour.

  10. Yeah so I’ve reached level 90 something. Generally having fun but the caveat is that if I play a game and notice unfair de sync issues in the first couple of kills, I leave immediately.


    I’m done with the whole emptying an entire assault rifle clip, melee and drop dead. 

    What takes the shine off is that when I’m playing and winning, it’s probably at the expense of someone else’s sanity. Flicking between attrition and fiesta at the moment. 

  11. Oh lord I have sinned and partaken of the devils draught, I must confess my sin for the cursed alcohol has passed my lips, your lips oh lord and made me impure and corrupted my thoughts. 

    No Father Rogers, how about you enjoy a drink without worrying about trying to work out what’s allowed according to complex straight jacket of artificial rules you try to force on everyone else. 

    And genuine apologies for bowling in all argumentative and confrontational. My primary intention is not winding people up. Life is strange when you love the gym but can’t stand typical gym people, you love games but gamers, fucking mainly hell no, and so on. This idea that ‘core gamers’ are some sort of gatekeepers to the sacred realm is farcical, and I am strongly against it.

  12. On 07/01/2019 at 16:04, therearerules said:

    Reminds me of Tiny Towers, my first and last foray into freemium iOS games. Horribly exploitative things.


    edit - here’s the (barely literate) thread I made, 6 years ago now! 


    It was wrong then and it’s just as wrong now. 

    “There’s something I play and enjoy but lord I know I must not!”


    Its like weird evangelist pastors getting super worked up about things everybody enjoys doing and they enjoy doing and do. 

    Especially picking on Tiny Tower, what an excellent little mobile game that was.


    ”It expects me to pay!” Heavens. Discourse from ‘gamers’ around mobile titles was horrific then and isn’t much better now. 

    Now there is a discussion to be had about the different and careful layers of psychological pressure that titles lace into their meta, especially when they are massively aimed at kids. But this wasn’t it.

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