Log from 2020-02-15:
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[11:44:40] <Z-Man> Lucifer_arma: To fuel your conspiracy, Rocket League had a pretty much identical in topic predecessor 7 years earlier by the same company:
[11:44:42] <Z-Man> https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-03-30-why-rocket-league-blew-up-and-its-predecessor-didnt
[11:45:11] <Z-Man> "Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars" it was called
[16:44:15] <Lucifer_arma> THAT was an interesting read, Z-Man.
[16:44:49] <Lucifer_arma> You (or I) should share it in one of the "how to make money for arma" threads, because it looks very much like those guys came from a similar place as where we're at now
[16:45:08] <Lucifer_arma> I'd hate to retread someone else's footsteps, but at the same time, we also don't want to reinvent the wheel, and they've laid out the path for us
[16:45:51] <Lucifer_arma> I'm also still convinced that styball is in its DNA and that we somehow influenced their development. When I saw in the article the phrase "latency sensitivity", I immediately wondered if we'd find arma code if we decompiled the rocket league binary
[16:46:16] <Lucifer_arma> if not, then I'm really curious what they did
[16:46:28] <Z-Man> Well, they had loot boxes in their (NOT Free To Play) game for quite a while and just announced they'd drop Mac and Linux clients....
[16:46:50] <Lucifer_arma> but the player matchup procedure is one we could use for sumo, and we could definitely use the player matchup databases to create more competitive fortress teams
[16:46:58] <Lucifer_arma> and their party mode is basically how arma functions otherwise
[16:47:30] <Lucifer_arma> yeah, I saw that, and when styball was first tested, we were talking about doing similar things. That was part of why we kept trolling phytotron with stuff like ramps and jumping and stuff.
[16:47:43] <Lucifer_arma> you know, until we saw that same shit in the new tron movie and realized how much it would actually suck :)
[16:48:33] <Lucifer_arma> anyway, gotta run. Currently bartering mechanic work so I can get an RV and go live in it, heh.
[16:48:53] <Z-Man> Good luck!
[16:57:44] <Z-Man> Wait, what? I'm afraid to ask, but why do you need an RV?
[19:08:02] <Lucifer_arma> Z-Man: leaving my wife, finally. It's a bit of a long story, but basically, my choices currently are: relapse and stay with her (Really Bad), leave her and relapse (Bad, but my kids and I will have a plan for that contingency), or leave her so I don't relapse (Good)
[19:08:35] <Lucifer_arma> I can't afford an apartment or anything right now, but I *can* afford to live in an RV. I also have my two teenage boys with me right now, so they come with me.
[19:09:15] <Lucifer_arma> THen there's all that "remember how unstable my life and home was after my first divorce?" stuff. Well, the answer is that if I have an RV, even if I don't need to live in it, then when and if shit hits the fan, I'll always have a place to live.
[19:09:35] <Lucifer_arma> You know, one I can afford to live in on a near minimum wage paycheck if need be
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