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Re: This isn't scientific stuff.
Posted By: thebruce0 <g.may@thebruce.net>Date: 1/18/13 9:36 a.m.

In Response To: Re: This isn't scientific stuff. (Gravemind)


First, I don't think "glitch" means all that you think it means.

: I do blame the developer if their game has something broken in
: its mechanics, whether it's an OP weapon or a glitch or other bug.

With all the testing they do, weapons are only "OP" because they designed them that way. Not a glitch, not a bug. Just a game mechanic you and others don't like. Don't classify it a "broken".

: It was Bungie's fault that superbouncing, button combos, the absurd tracking of
: the PP's charged shot, and other glitches or broken weapons existed in
: Halo 2.

PP tracking is not the the same as glitches. PP tracking is algorithmic, programmed explicitly in such a manner for its effect (even if some don't like it). Superbouncing and button combos are unintended bugs of the employed code - glitches - that can be exploited (and quickly fixed).

: The game may have been rushed and improperly tested, but that's
: all on them.

"improperly tested" is a matter of opinion (demonstrated), and a matter of sentiment that comes from the community. No game will ever be "properly tested" because there will always be criticizing of game mechanics players don't like. Improperly tested for glitched? Perhaps. But I daresay that no software is ever released completely devoid of glitches and bugs. If 343 patches bugs promptly and effectively, then Good. On. Them. If they don't patch mechanics they purposefully programmed because some people didn't like them, that's their choice.

: Likewise it's 343I's fault that there's a 1sk loadout weapon in Halo 4.

Strictly speaking, that's absolutely correct.

: It doesn't matter if it's there because of oversight, lack of
: proper testing, or simply because they thought it wouldn't be a problem or
: even thought it might be a good thing.

Also true.

: Now, people can and do argue whether one thing or another
: is actually broken for example, some people
: who defend the Boltshot criticize the 3sk pistol from Halo 1, and some
: people defend using glitches in Halo 2 on grounds that "it takes
: skill" or "everyone can do it" but if for the sake of
: argument we do agree that something is broken,

If you can provide evidence that coding is at that which has an unintended effect on game mechanics, apart from any personal preference, and that the developers agree, then we can agree something is broken.

: can we not also agree that
: it is the devs fault for having, for whatever reason, something broken in
: their game?

Sure. All programmers are "at fault" for releasing any buggy software to the public. But it happens. All. The. Time. That's why there are patches and bug fixes and TU's (which quite often patch more than just bugs)

: After all, players cannot exploit a broken mechanic if such a
: thing doesn't exist in the first place.

Right. And players can also exploit strategic stubbornness in competitors who refuse to adjust their tactics. Some might even call that trolling :P

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Bulletin.GrimBrother One 1/9/13 11:11 p.m.
     Re: Bulletin.Ragashingo 1/9/13 11:32 p.m.
     Sorry 343i, but your blue flames don't work on mePyroSporker16 1/9/13 11:33 p.m.
           Re: Sorry 343i, but your blue flames don't work onKalamari 1/9/13 11:47 p.m.
           Re: Sorry 343i, but your blue flames don't work onGrimBrother One 1/10/13 12:09 a.m.
                 Grim - 1 PyroSporker - 0 *NM*zoojoo 1/10/13 5:43 a.m.
                 DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNAvateur 1/10/13 7:05 p.m.
           Re: Sorry 343i, but your blue flames don't work onBryan Newman 1/10/13 12:44 a.m.
           Agreed. *NM*Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316) 1/10/13 6:46 a.m.
           Re: Sorry 343i, but your blue flames don't work onserpx 1/10/13 3:17 p.m.
                 Re: Sorry 343i, but your blue flames don't work onAvateur 1/10/13 7:09 p.m.
     "DLC fiascos?"NsU Soldier 1/10/13 12:10 a.m.
           Re: "DLC fiascos?"GrimBrother One 1/10/13 12:14 a.m.
                 Re: "DLC fiascos?"Bry 1/10/13 3:34 a.m.
                       I missed something I thinkRevenant1988 1/10/13 7:35 a.m.
                             Re: I missed something I thinkJDQuackers 1/10/13 8:34 a.m.
                                   To clarifyBry 1/10/13 9:03 a.m.
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           Re: "DLC fiascos?"uberfoop 1/10/13 12:15 a.m.
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           Frankie was right...munky-058 1/10/13 12:49 a.m.
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                                               Wu is a cool man. Boltshot is still OP.NsU Soldier 1/11/13 8:44 a.m.
                                                     Re: Wu is a cool man. Boltshot is still OP.Louis Wu 1/11/13 11:40 a.m.
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                                                     More stats, and from a more frequent MM player...munky-058 1/11/13 1:45 p.m.
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                                                                 Re: Your stats are nice. Boltshot is still OP.Louis Wu 1/11/13 6:35 p.m.
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                                                                             Re: Your stats are nice. Boltshot is still OP.munky-058 1/11/13 8:21 p.m.
                                                                                   Re: Your stats are nice. Boltshot is still OP.DEEP NNN 1/11/13 8:29 p.m.
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                                                                             Re: Your stats are nice. Boltshot is still OP.Ragashingo 1/11/13 9:30 p.m.
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                                                                                         Heh. *NM*Ragashingo 1/11/13 10:57 p.m.
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                                                                                   Re: Your stats are nice. Boltshot is still OP.Avateur 1/11/13 9:35 p.m.
                                                                                         Re: Your stats are nice. Boltshot is still OP.NsU Soldier 1/11/13 9:48 p.m.
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                                                                 Re: Your stats are nice. Boltshot is still OP.munky-058 1/11/13 8:16 p.m.
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                                                                                   Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.Louis Wu 1/13/13 12:57 p.m.
                                                                                         Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.NsU Soldier 1/13/13 9:04 p.m.
                                                                                         Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.yakaman 1/14/13 9:19 a.m.
                                                                                               Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.General Vagueness 1/14/13 7:16 p.m.
                                                                                               Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.NsU Soldier 1/14/13 11:46 p.m.
                                                                                                     Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.yakaman 1/15/13 12:17 p.m.
                                                                                               Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.thebruce0 1/15/13 8:58 a.m.
                                                                                                     Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.Louis Wu 1/15/13 10:40 a.m.
                                                                                                           Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.Revenant1988 1/15/13 10:53 a.m.
                                                                                                           Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.thebruce0 1/15/13 1:41 p.m.
                                                                             Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.Avateur 1/13/13 8:03 p.m.
                                                                                   Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.thebruce0 1/15/13 9:03 a.m.
                                                                 HBO: Studies show 117% of statistics are made upGeneral Vagueness 1/12/13 7:56 p.m.
                                                                       Re: HBO: Studies show 117% of statistics are made uberfoop 1/12/13 8:03 p.m.
                                                                             Re: HBO: Studies show 117% of statistics are madeZackDark 1/12/13 9:20 p.m.
                                                                                   HBO: Studies show I will not sleepbreitzen 1/13/13 1:06 a.m.
                                                     Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question.mastrbiggy 1/13/13 7:04 a.m.
                                                     This isn't scientific stuff.Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316) 1/13/13 8:46 a.m.
                                                           Re: This isn't scientific stuff.General Vagueness 1/13/13 11:47 a.m.
                                                                 Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316) 1/13/13 12:26 p.m.
                                                                       Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Louis Wu 1/13/13 1:01 p.m.
                                                                             Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316) 1/13/13 1:26 p.m.
                                                                                   Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Louis Wu 1/13/13 2:26 p.m.
                                                                                   Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Bry 1/13/13 2:34 p.m.
                                                                                         I've been waiting for someone else to say thisRevenant1988 1/13/13 4:20 p.m.
                                                                                               Re: I've been waiting for someone else to say thisAvateur 1/13/13 8:20 p.m.
                                                                                                     Re: I've been waiting for someone else to say thisRevenant1988 1/13/13 8:45 p.m.
                                                                                                     Re: I've been waiting for someone else to say thisZackDark 1/13/13 9:03 p.m.
                                                                                                           Re: I've been waiting for someone else to say thisBry 1/13/13 9:50 p.m.
                                                                                                     Re: I've been waiting for someone else to say thisBry 1/13/13 9:13 p.m.
                                                                                         Re: This isn't scientific stuff.NsU Soldier 1/13/13 9:03 p.m.
                                                                                               Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Bry 1/13/13 9:40 p.m.
                                                           Re: This isn't scientific stuff.WhoLikesChicken 1/14/13 7:20 p.m.
                                                                 Re: This isn't scientific stuff.uberfoop 1/14/13 7:43 p.m.
                                                                       Re: This isn't scientific stuff.WhoLikesChicken 1/15/13 12:12 a.m.
                                                                             Re: This isn't scientific stuff.uberfoop 1/15/13 12:26 a.m.
                                                                                   Re: This isn't scientific stuff.WhoLikesChicken 1/15/13 12:39 a.m.
                                                                                         Re: This isn't scientific stuff.uberfoop 1/15/13 12:57 a.m.
                                                                                               Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316) 1/15/13 1:26 a.m.
                                                                                               Re: This isn't scientific stuff.thebruce0 1/15/13 9:28 a.m.
                                                                                                     Re: This isn't scientific stuff.NsU Soldier 1/15/13 10:51 a.m.
                                                                                                     Re: This isn't scientific stuff.uberfoop 1/15/13 11:55 a.m.
                                                                                                           Re: This isn't scientific stuff. *LONG*WhoLikesChicken 1/15/13 1:14 p.m.
                                                                                                                 Re: This isn't scientific stuff. *LONG*uberfoop 1/15/13 4:56 p.m.
                                                                                                           Re: This isn't scientific stuff.thebruce0 1/15/13 1:32 p.m.
                                                                                                                 Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Gravemind 1/15/13 2:19 p.m.
                                                                                                                       Re: This isn't scientific stuff.thebruce0 1/16/13 9:59 a.m.
                                                                                                                             Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Gravemind 1/17/13 1:24 p.m.
                                                                                                                                   Re: This isn't scientific stuff.thebruce0 1/18/13 9:36 a.m.
                                                                                                                                         Re: This isn't scientific stuff.General Vagueness 1/18/13 1:25 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Re: This isn't scientific stuff.thebruce0 1/18/13 2:33 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Gravemind 1/18/13 3:18 p.m.
                                                           Re: This isn't scientific stuff.Gravemind 1/15/13 2:22 p.m.
     A real FFA playlist. Yay!snakegriffin 1/10/13 5:21 p.m.
           This. So much this.LostSpartan987 1/12/13 12:35 p.m.
     Pointless drivel *NM*Captain Spark 1/10/13 5:59 p.m.



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