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Mar 17 @ 4:57pm
In topic Ban SAM users
Originally posted by crunchyfrog:
Except you're arguing a point I haven't made.

I never said it was the best, the most effective or anything like that.

All I said was to point out that they're NOT useless to devs, because they CAN be used for this.

That's all.


Originally posted by crunchyfrog:
What better way for a dev to find out if there's a sticking point in a game.

:lunar2019deadpanpig:
Mar 17 @ 4:46pm
In topic Steam deleting achievements?
Originally posted by TKOdarkshadow:
Originally posted by crunchyfrog:

Nope. absolutely wrong.

Achievements in this context are any targets that are unlockable via a game and are called thus. That's starkly different.

Stop clutching at straws.


The fact remains it is NOT a hunt if it is done automatically by ANY stretch of the term. You can't try to muddy the waters by trying to confuse what YOU think achievement is.
Why are you still responding to me btw? I told you I was done with you a while ago. :nonplussed_creep:

The irony. :D
Mar 17 @ 4:39pm
In topic Sale alert time zone change
Your profile says you're Texan. So it's one or two hours earlier, depending whether you are Central (-2) or Mountain Time (-1).

Sales last at least for 48 hours, so just look at it in the afternoon.
Mar 17 @ 3:46pm
In topic Steam deleting achievements?
Originally posted by harlequen2:
Wherever You are an Achievement Hunter or not, People want Achievements in their game and it's a big selling point on Steam. If games don't have achievements, people don't buy them, I don't know how many times I saw in the game community people telling Developers that if they ad achievements they would buy their games, or people begging Developers to ad achievements to their game. That's what makes it fun to play a game, to get rewarded for Your effort.

And they still are a tiny minority. People who don't buy a game because it doesn't have achievements are even more of minority.

Quick look at the most played games currently:
2nd - DOTA 2 - okay, free game
3rd - Valheim - no achievements
4th - some multiplayer mod, no achievements, possibly free
5th - R6: Siege - no achievements, at least not on Steam

Top Sellers:
1st - Valheim - still no achievements
(CS:GO stuff and three times X4)
9th - Satisfactory
11th - Far Cry 5
12th - Phasmophobia
13th - R6: Siege
14th - Rimworld
Originally posted by Foxdude:
Originally posted by cinedine:
As I said, movie and game soundtracks work with the movie. If you have watched the movie, you have a certain association with it already. If you hear the theme of Pirates of the Carribean (or Monkey Island) you don't just listen to the music and think "pirates ♥♥♥♥ yeah!". You think about the movies and your favourites scenes. Jack Sparrow standing on top of the mainmast, Turner and Norrington crossing swords, Barbossa's crews boarding the ship, ... "You fight like a cow". Or if you haven't seen it, it simply doesn't give you anything.
Or Lord of the Rings' "Concerning Hobbits'" winds chime which invokes images of the Shire and its green meadows and hills.

There is a lot of psychology behind it to set the moot and make it memorable. And music is one of our strongest memories next to smell.
Test yourself: play a song on your playlist you haven't heard for a while and see what you can remember.
Music even has one of the biggest effects in treatment of dementia.

What's considered good depends on each individual anyway.

All of these are pretty strong reasons for why some users might want to have music on their profiles

And they don't change the fact that's it's bloody annoying to have music forced on you.
In future just imagine every post of mine you read is accompanied by this masterpiece:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4
(And yes, I genuinely think it's a masterpiece! I even listen to it at work much to the detriment of my co-workers if they realize after two hours that they also listened to it ever so quitely through my headphones :lunar2019grinningpig:)
There are guest passes if the developers want it.
Else there is family sharing and remote play together.

Which incentive does a stuido has to allow multiple people playing their game with only one purchase instead of multiple people byuing their game?
Originally posted by Foxdude:
One of those co-workers listens to Oblivion and Skyrim music while he works, so I know I'm not alone.

And anecdotal evidence is anecdotal.

Usually the first thing I do in a game is turning the music way down.
The longer I play the game, the more likely I am to completely turn it of. GTA-like games for example. BFG Division you just named? Instant mute. I can't stand this kind of metal. I can tolerate it in Doom. To some extend.

As I said, movie and game soundtracks work with the movie. If you have watched the movie, you have a certain association with it already. If you hear the theme of Pirates of the Carribean (or Monkey Island) you don't just listen to the music and think "pirates ♥♥♥♥ yeah!". You think about the movies and your favourites scenes. Jack Sparrow standing on top of the mainmast, Turner and Norrington crossing swords, Barbossa's crews boarding the ship, ... "You fight like a cow". Or if you haven't seen it, it simply doesn't give you anything.
Or Lord of the Rings' "Concerning Hobbits'" winds chime which invokes images of the Shire and its green meadows and hills.

There is a lot of psychology behind it to set the moot and make it memorable. And music is one of our strongest memories next to smell.
Test yourself: play a song on your playlist you haven't heard for a while and see what you can remember.
Music even has one of the biggest effects in treatment of dementia.

What's considered good depends on each individual anyway.
Mar 17 @ 2:38pm
In topic Looking for a specific game
Originally posted by Foxdude:
Originally posted by cinedine:
Also the only. The absolute only! way this would ever happen is with music provided by Steam.

Hey mate!

Remember what I said before on the other thread... They already sell game soundtracks, all they have to do is strike a deal with publishers to allow users to use the soundtracks they own on their profiles, which would in turn boost soundtrack sales on steam.

I think eventually this will be a thing. Steam has already shown that it will monetize every single part of profile customization. And they already sell music bits that play when you are the MVP in a round in CSGO. They just haven't gotten around to this yet.

Originally posted by cinedine:
People don't want music blasting unexpectantly in their face. Especially considering that there is a 99.9 % chance they don't like the music.

If Steam makes this a thing, it will only be unexpected once. After the first time you'll be expecting it. And I don't want to me assumptions about you but I highly doubt gamers dislike 99.9% of videogame music out there.

Yes, as I said: the only way is by Steam providing the music. And they will not allow OSTs of any game as this will inevitably lead to low effort games supplying you with the most annoying "music" or copyright infringements.
And for this to happen Steam needs a streaming license which is expensive. And not international. Look up Youtube Vs GEMA for example.

Game music works because it's complimentary to the game and a big part of the atmosphere. Having an Epic (capital E) orchestral that swells while riding towards the end boss of a fantasy game, ending in a staccato accompanied by the fearsome roar of a dragon. Or killing demons to driving metal beats encouraging you to go to the next arena instead of lingering and looking for boring collectibles.
Writing movie or game music is an art form vrey different from "just" creating music or even the industrial processing of radio-friendly pop music. Or our infamous Volksmusik.

But on their own, it often loses a lot.
True, people will still listen to it outside of a game. But if you don't like orchestrals, you probably won't listen to the Witcher's soundtrack on your commute. If you don't like metal, you won't listen to Doom's soundtrack in the gym.

If you are sitting at home browsing Steam you are likely to either have your own music already or something else you or people in your room are listening to or deliberately chose silence.
Originally posted by Foxdude:
Originally posted by cSg|mc-Hotsauce:
This again?

I don't like MySpace.

:qr:

Looks like it's something people want.
Sometimes there's a great deal of people who'd like something even though other people scoff at the idea.
That's why WoW Classic is a thing now.

Just because people haven't experienced it.
If you would know the internet around the millenium change, you wouldn't want it either. It's quite telling that people who are against it are the older ones while people who want it are too young to have experienced it. I mean seriously, "I don't know what MySpace is"?!

I can only repeat myself:
There is a reason you won't see this stuff on other social media anymore. There is a reason any modern browser allows you to quickly identify and nuke or mute any tab with sound playing in it.

It's hard to give examples on how it used to be as ... duh ... sites had to change or lose visitors.
That's the first example I could find with a quick search
https://youtu.be/h8PdKM2-mhU?t=160
start at 2:40

MySpace allowed for total customisation via HTML btw, so this example site is actually pretty tame. Usually it was accompanied by either a dark background with dark font or a (tiled) colourful picture that made things unreadable.
Mar 17 @ 12:41pm
In topic Steam deleting achievements?
Originally posted by crunchyfrog:
Originally posted by Meszes:

What is the definition of "achievement hunting"?

Hunting is pretty damned specific. It's well defined as involving a reasonable amount of work in searching.

Demonstrate how automated programs have ANY of that and you'll have a case. Not before.

There is this one Chuck Norris joke:

Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure.
Chuck Norris goes killing.
Mar 17 @ 12:37pm
In topic Steam deleting achievements?
Originally posted by Meszes:
Originally posted by crunchyfrog:
Th claim was that this is NOT achievement hunting. There is no hunting going on.

What is the definition of "achievement hunting"?

Does your definition of fishing include dynamite fishing in a barrel?
Originally posted by Cyberpunker:
Originally posted by cinedine:

People don't want music blasting unexpectantly in their face. Especially considering that there is a 99.9 % chance they don't like the music. Or they already have something else running casuing a cacophony.

In my case, if the profile is private but not for my friends who enjoy the music i make, i can say it would be interesting to add a profile background music while they stay on my profile.

You don't find this idea interesting ?

No.
Also the only. The absolute only! way this would ever happen is with music provided by Steam.
Originally posted by Cyberpunker:
Originally posted by Theblaze:
Lets not make another MySpace crap, thanks.
Haven't heard of "MySpace".

Regarding my request is an optional personalizing profile of anyone's choice so if you don't want it, you are not forced to adopt it. ;)

People don't want music blasting unexpectantly in their face. Especially considering that there is a 99.9 % chance they don't like the music. Or they already have something else running casuing a cacophony.
Mar 17 @ 7:39am
In topic Steam deleting achievements?
Originally posted by Magla:
Originally posted by crunchyfrog:

It's not "for me". I'm not gatekeeping here.

This is OBJECTIVE fact. Running a program that automatically just unlocks achievements is in NO WAY "hunting" by strict defintion.
Any more than owning a metal detector and instead of going to a beach and pacing up and down hunting for treasure, you simply go to a jewellers and buy stuff.

It's basic definitions.

Depends on the person. Typical AH will play anything (from spam to some hardcore cheevos) just to increase number of perfect games. It's all about the numbers. The highest number the better. It's simple as that.

Not really. People who play just for the numbers are usually looked down on by the community.
There are lots of strains for achievement hunting besides MAH COUNTAAA!
Mar 17 @ 5:41am
In topic Pages refreshing in real time.
Originally posted by Monkey:
No thanks.

I leave sites that do this while I'm reading because it's ******* annoying interrupting me while I reading to reload a page. Even if it takes me to the exact spot I was reading, some don't, it's annoying.

You also have the fact it'd interrupt users writing comments/replies. Oh and not only interrupt them. Refreshing the page WIPES their comment. Don't believe me start writing something, don't post, and refresh the page. It's gone and nothing you can do will get it back. Maybe not a major issue for a 1-2 line post but the more text that gets lost the more annoying the auto refresh would be. For me it'd = wipe my comment before I can submit it and I just leave the thread and not bother attempting to comment incase it wipes it again.

Oh and just press F5 to refresh the page

I don't know any site that auto refreshes. Normally you get notification that new comments are available or they are just inserted into the DOM.
Mar 17 @ 5:39am
In topic Refresh button
Originally posted by cSg|mc-Hotsauce:
F5

:qr:

I prefer Ctrl + F5 to force a reload instead of browser cache delivering outdated data.

Also Ctrl + R (or Ctrl + Shift + R for a forced reload) for people who have these insufferable small notebook function keys or that have Fn active.
Mar 17 @ 3:50am
In topic Pages refreshing in real time.
I heavily dislike this.
This doesn't magically happen. On your end a JS is constantly checking for new replies casuing increased traffic instead of a one-time load.
Originally posted by Jaunitta 🌸:
I use Pay Pal if it helps. Setup Pay Pal link it to your bank. Link whatever credit card you use with your bank to purchase stuff .
Then use Pay Pal as preferred payment method in Steam Store. Its done instantly.

And PayPal will initiate a charge to the card that you have to confirm.
Mar 16 @ 3:53pm
In topic Are steam allowed to do this?
Login from another (secure!) device or mobile. If you can, you have an issue with your new PC that you haven't figured out yet that messes with your input.

Make sure:
- you log into the right account
- you don't have caps lock or num lock active
- your keyboard is set to the right layout

If not, use the account recovery.

There are millions upon millions of user accounts on Steam. That a rogue employee messed with both! of your accounts means you should stop playing the lottery as you had you one-in-a-billion moment.
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