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#77 Mar 20 2013 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I was personally expecting sarcastic argument right back, but apparently my barometer on the situation wasn't calibrated correctly.


Is it too late? Can the situation be salvaged?
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#78 Mar 20 2013 at 8:13 PM Rating: Good
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Well I was personally expecting sarcastic argument right back, but apparently my barometer on the situation wasn't calibrated correctly.


Is it too late? Can the situation be salvaged?


I just chugged Crown Royal. Everything is salvageable.
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#79 Mar 20 2013 at 8:16 PM Rating: Good
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I have special eyes.


I work at an eye clinic and we make fun of that commercial to this day.

Edited, Mar 20th 2013 10:05pm by IKickYoDog


You guys must love HD glasses and HD paint.

Personally I'm waiting for a retina-compatible version.


Smiley: disappointed HD glasses Smiley: disappointed AKA mind @#$%. Ask the optician if you need plastic or polycarbonate, hi-index (if your Rx is high), get the anti-reflective coating and call it a day.
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#80 Mar 20 2013 at 8:46 PM Rating: Good
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Is there actually a difference to HD glasses? I always thought it (and the paint) was just a ridiculous scam for ignorant people that don't understand that reality doesn't get any higher definition. Now that HD screens are being replaced by retina displays, I think it'd be hilarious if they started selling retina versions next. "Wow, I can't even SEE the pixels!"

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Well I was personally expecting sarcastic argument right back, but apparently my barometer on the situation wasn't calibrated correctly.


Is it too late? Can the situation be salvaged?


I just chugged Crown Royal. Everything is salvageable.


Including your liver?
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#81 Mar 20 2013 at 9:30 PM Rating: Good
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I just need glasses that somehow magically don't get smudged.

I don't usually wear them unless my contact lenses ripped or I'm in an "off" day (supposed to be once a week, I make it once every couple of weeks...), and yet every time I pull them out of my case they're smudgier than an iPad that was played with by a toddler.
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#82 Mar 20 2013 at 9:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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I wear these today, trying to decide if I want to get a new pair of frames or not, these require a lot of work since they're made using walnut, I have to oil them once a month.

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I'm tempted to get some of those Gunnar Optics in my prescription, but I'm a bit leery of commiting to tinted frames like that. I sit in front of computers for nearly 15 hours a day if not longer, and at least 9 of that is in fluorescent lighting, so my eyes do get worn out usually on a daily basis. I just don't know if those Gunnar glasses are snakeoil or not.
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#83 Mar 20 2013 at 9:44 PM Rating: Good
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Is there actually a difference to HD glasses? I always thought it (and the paint) was just a ridiculous scam for ignorant people that don't understand that reality doesn't get any higher definition. Now that HD screens are being replaced by retina displays, I think it'd be hilarious if they started selling retina versions next. "Wow, I can't even SEE the pixels!"


You're right. There's some argument that they help with night vision, but to be honest, you have to have 1 certain kind of prescription or they won't do anything extra for you.

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Well I was personally expecting sarcastic argument right back, but apparently my barometer on the situation wasn't calibrated correctly.


Is it too late? Can the situation be salvaged?


I just chugged Crown Royal. Everything is salvageable.


Including your liver?


Only 27 (tomorrow), so I have time Smiley: wink

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I wear these today, trying to decide if I want to get a new pair of frames or not, these require a lot of work since they're made using walnut, I have to oil them once a month.

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I'm tempted to get some of those Gunnar Optics in my prescription, but I'm a bit leery of commiting to tinted frames like that. I sit in front of computers for nearly 15 hours a day if not longer, and at least 9 of that is in fluorescent lighting, so my eyes do get worn out usually on a daily basis. I just don't know if those Gunnar glasses are snakeoil or not.


ÖGA's are nice. Eff oiling the walnut though. Gunnars are another "case-by-case" situation. If you're sitting in a cubicle with no windows on your floor, large brightly lit screen in front of your face for 15 hours a day, then I'd bet 3 months ARR subscription fee that you'd benefit from the glasses. You won't be heading home at the end of the day with a pep in your step or a burst of energy, but you won't have a headache and you might be up for reading for an hour or 2 before bed.

Edited, Mar 20th 2013 11:46pm by IKickYoDog
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#84 Mar 20 2013 at 9:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, we dialed back my prescription a touch because I was getting headaches (I'm not sure what part of it she changed), but now I can't see at night nearly as well (I have astigmatism) so I'm going to ask her to bring it back up to where it was and possibly switch to the Gunnars.
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#85 Mar 20 2013 at 9:54 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, we dialed back my prescription a touch because I was getting headaches (I'm not sure what part of it she changed), but now I can't see at night nearly as well (I have astigmatism) so I'm going to ask her to bring it back up to where it was and possibly switch to the Gunnars.


Near-sighted as well?
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#86 Mar 20 2013 at 9:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, I can read without them but that's about it. Monitor distance things are pretty fuzzy.
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#87 Mar 20 2013 at 10:04 PM Rating: Good
Ya, she dialed back your Sphere, or "power." It makes your distance vision decline just a little, but makes close range and intermediate (computer) vision better. You probably don't notice it during the day, but at night the effect is magnified. Halos on car headlights n such.
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#88 Mar 20 2013 at 10:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah that's it. I'd rather have the eyesight at night than the lower Sphere, so maybe the Gunnar's will offset that.
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#89 Mar 21 2013 at 12:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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How did this topic turn out like this is beyond me!! Smiley: laugh

Edited, Mar 21st 2013 2:23am by Teravibe
#90 Mar 21 2013 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow I never realized how much I miss the FFXI/FFXIV forums until going through the second page of this post. Not being sarcastic(which is hard for me not to do), but the intelligence and maturity shown on these forums is a hell of a lot higher then other MMO forums.Smiley: nod Maybe I'm not the only one who notices this. I really miss the FF community =)

I haven't been following for awhile. Played through Open Beta/Release till they started charging to play. I would have continued, but I was having financial issues at the time, and well lost track of it all, so I am way behind on all the updates, and didn't know it was shutdown till I tried to turn it on last night. Was hoping to continue where I left off. lol

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The screen shots look amazing... Want some ps3 screen shoots.
Need to decide about another ps3 or computer. No I don't want another debate about it now. I know it will be better on a pc.

How about a video? found it on youtube, been up for 3 weeks so you may or may not have seen it.

http://youtu.be/KW6fL5X1fM4

Console graphics are surprisingly nicer than I would imagine. My main will be PC, but I do plan to get Console version as well. Though don't hate me for saying this, but I think they should wait for PS4 since it's only right around the corner. And the console version could be better optimized. This is only my opinion, and I give this because it is so late in the PS3 life. As they did with the PS2 version of FFXI by porting it to the PS3/360.


Edited, Mar 21st 2013 3:40am by Demonadrastos
#91 Mar 21 2013 at 4:03 AM Rating: Good
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Kachi wrote:


IKickYoDog wrote:
I just chugged Crown Royal. Everything is salvageable.


Including your liver?


I thought this was humorous. Thank Kachi. Smiley: lol
#92 Mar 21 2013 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I do what I can Smiley: blush
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#93 Mar 21 2013 at 3:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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Console graphics are surprisingly nicer than I would imagine. My main will be PC, but I do plan to get Console version as well. Though don't hate me for saying this, but I think they should wait for PS4 since it's only right around the corner. And the console version could be better optimized. This is only my opinion, and I give this because it is so late in the PS3 life. As they did with the PS2 version of FFXI by porting it to the PS3/360.


It's an understandable sentiment so you'll have no hate from me, but I think the PS3 still has a long life ahead of it. It's tough to be an early adopter since they never make enough consoles at the beginning to match the demand (and who wants to wait in the cold for hours just to get your hands on one?), there's the lack of games (will you even use it once you get it?), and of course the really high initial price (why not wait till the price drops?). It's usually a few years before a new console really ramps up once the initial bumps are worked out. The PS4 is also going to be vastly different in scope to the PS3 and not reverse compatible, so these changes may make people more cautious to dive in at first.

Also consider how there were still some great titles made for the PS2 even after the PS3 came out like Odin Sphere and Persona 4. Not only that, but most stores that sell games still stock PS2 titles even after 13 years since its launch. The PS3 might not have that kind of staying power, but I think it will survive a few more years at least.
#94REDACTED, Posted: Mar 21 2013 at 3:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think releasing on the PS3 is a horrible idea, and I do think it will come back to bite them.
#95 Mar 21 2013 at 4:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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It would be crazy if they left the huge community of ps3 and went straight to ps 4 a console that is yet to be released. I agree that it will be crazy if they don't release it for ps4 too yes. But come on seriously? They are crazy for releasing it for ps3? You are talking like the console is dead or something. Or that the ff game will be the last game to be released for ps3. The community for ps3 is strong and will continue to exist for sometime even after the ps 4 release.

I do believe though as i have said that they should also go for a ps4 release as well so that they can get every player of the ps consoles.
#96 Mar 21 2013 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Console graphics are surprisingly nicer than I would imagine. My main will be PC, but I do plan to get Console version as well. Though don't hate me for saying this, but I think they should wait for PS4 since it's only right around the corner. And the console version could be better optimized. This is only my opinion, and I give this because it is so late in the PS3 life. As they did with the PS2 version of FFXI by porting it to the PS3/360.


It's an understandable sentiment so you'll have no hate from me, but I think the PS3 still has a long life ahead of it. It's tough to be an early adopter since they never make enough consoles at the beginning to match the demand (and who wants to wait in the cold for hours just to get your hands on one?), there's the lack of games (will you even use it once you get it?), and of course the really high initial price (why not wait till the price drops?). It's usually a few years before a new console really ramps up once the initial bumps are worked out. The PS4 is also going to be vastly different in scope to the PS3 and not reverse compatible, so these changes may make people more cautious to dive in at first.

Also consider how there were still some great titles made for the PS2 even after the PS3 came out like Odin Sphere and Persona 4. Not only that, but most stores that sell games still stock PS2 titles even after 13 years since its launch. The PS3 might not have that kind of staying power, but I think it will survive a few more years at least.


These are my thoughts. Why is your name on them?
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
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I also think it's probably a good idea to release it for PS4 eventually, but it's a better idea to release it on PS3 first.

PS3 is a ***** to program for, per a good friend who does it for a living, but at this point it's a known quantity. It's hard to get right, but that's why SE hired a team from Sony to get it right.

It'll take a year for the big studios to get comfortable programming for the PS4. Realistically, I would think FFXIV on the PS4 would have to be a Christmas 2014 or early 2015 thing at best.

Edited, Mar 21st 2013 7:42pm by catwho
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#98 Mar 21 2013 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Very true. Sony wanted to be in new/untouched territory with the PS3 and made it so very few companies wanted to work with it, and the ones that did/do continue to have issues. Take Bethesda and how long it took them to just get DLC out for Skyrim. That aside though, Supposedly the PS4 is suppose to be easier to develop games on being relatively closer to PC specs, though of course not a high end PC.

Regardless though, I still plan on getting the PS3 version even though I already have the PC version, and even though it's clear from the PC/PS3 comparison video that it's not ready for retail, minus the hiccups, it still looks like it's coming along quite nicely. I would also be one of those people who waits for the price to drop on the PS4 Smiley: laugh
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I dont normaly post I just read this forum everyday when im bored at work.. But I have to say I feel like its silly to take Poubelle seriously. Ive seen him state several times that he says things JUST to make the forum exciting and not boring lol.. Reading his comments I dont even think he believes what he is saying or arguing. Though I dont always agree with him ill take a good Kachi read over a poubelle anyday.. Kachi has UMPH in his aruments with some solid resolve! Ostia can be the man somtimes too! ;)

Anyways..

Sure it might be harder to get FFXIV onto PS3 but in what real way could it ever come back to bite them? I mean really..? Yoshi-p has done right by us pretty much the entire time.. All though it may take a while for him to follow through with things he does however always bring them to fruition. Regarding FFXIV, has he not been plain about it in telling us if something is going to be or not?

Not only that but didnt FFXI do pretty well for the PS2 ending era? Unless im misinformed.. How did PS2 come back to bite SE? I know I played my PS2 5 extra years JUST because FFXI was what I played it on. Granted the graphics were a tad lower than on pc and it might not have populated as many on screen during beseiged as a comp might.. But I ONLY played on PS2 the first couple of years and didnt get into comp until later because windower was fun to play with.

Plus more households will have a PS3 than a PS4 release.. they would lose out on subs if they waited.. I bet if it were the other way around poubelle would be like "Not releasing it for PS3 will definitly come back to bite them!" lol.. Now if they didnt bring it to PS4 at all then that would be a bad move on SE.. But no PS3 release? I just dont believe Yoshi-p wouldnt follow through on that promise when he has stated it a ridiculous amount of times. "But they said they would release PS3 last time!" He is not Tanaka or wtv his name was so get over that! Anywas.. Just my 2 measly cents :D
#100 Mar 22 2013 at 11:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Who cares about FFXIV, let's steer this thread back towards optometry, damn it! Smiley: mad


Edited, Mar 22nd 2013 1:43pm by KaneKitty
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#101 Mar 22 2013 at 2:19 PM Rating: Good
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My prescription on my contact lenses is R: Power=-4.0, CYL=-.075, AXIS=180, and L: Power=-4.5, CYL=-1.25, AXIS=170.

Also, I copy and pasted that from another document. It took no time at all.
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
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