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The Division beta - First thoughts

January 29, 2016

I took a couple hours playing The Division beta this morning.


Its a beautiful game. Many of the elements (car doors, items on desks, etc) that are not normally interactive, are. That gives that extra depth to the game that makes it just that more immersive. And speaking about the elements, the weather gives the game a dynamic that goes beyond most of my experiences. Remember in Battlefield 4 that they touted falling debris (such as ash) were able to divide as it was floating and falling to the ground? In The Division, the elements not only act as as individual elements but the falling snow is seen accumulating on the ground. A minor touch that is felt in the game. 


The inventory seems to be more difficult to figure out for me. In fact, I think I spent more time attempting to understand the inventory after a skirmish than the skirmish took itself. I expect that with time, it will become easier, but it would seem that there could have been a bit more intuitiveness to the inventory system. Understanding what can be broken down for parts, sold, and assembled is something that I expect will make more since when its taken out of beta. 


As @Nackers mentioned in game, some of the default controls seemed a bit flipped. Space to crouch and Control to vault seems backwards -- but a minor detail with a settings change. 


Overall, I find the game to be quite enjoyable thus far and am looking forward to play more.


Who else has played it and what are your thoughts? Does it live up to your expectations? 

Nexus Mods got hacked.

January 21, 2016

I received an alert today that Nexus got hacked and user names and passwords were acquired. So if you have an account with them go change your password. If you have the same email and password on another account, go change that one too!

Unofficial Server Policy

January 10, 2016

In an effort to diversify the servers on which GSN’s community can play with like minded gamers, GSN has opened the ability for members to promote their personal game servers within the GSN community.


What is an Unofficial Server?

An Unofficial Server is a server where the community’s name “GSN” can be placed in the name of a personal gaming server.


Who can apply to own/host an Unofficial Server?

Unofficial Servers can be run by a GSN member if they are testing the waters for a new, unsupported game or providing a way for members to play a game that is not popular enough for GSN to officially support.


How can a GSN member get their server listed as an Unofficial Server?

In order for a personal server to be made an unofficial server, a member must contact BadBadRobot for permission.


Who maintains an Unofficial Server?

All server updates, configurations, restarts, admining, kicks, bans and the server’s rule sets are to be handled by the server owner. Any administrative actions are the sole responsibility of the owner/host and not that of the GSN Core or Advanced Members. All requests for such actions should be only directed towards the owner/host of the server and not towards GSN.


Who handles ban and kick disputes?

All disputes regarding actions taken by a Unofficial server’s owner/host should be directed to them and shall not be posted in the GSN forums. (This includes the Dispute A Ban section of the forums.) The owner/host’s name will be placed in the GSN server listings on the GSN Forums.

All playing rights on a server are that of the Unofficial Server owner/host and can be withdrawn from any person at any time for any reason.


Where are Unofficial Server Rules posted?

For each Unofficial Server that has been approved by GSN Core members, a sub-forum will be created to be used for discussions and threads regarding that server. All rules for that server shall be posted in the affiliated sub-thread a the time of the server becoming sponsored by GSN.


What is expected of an owner/host of an Unofficial Server?

As the GSN Code of Conduct states, “GSN holds its members - whether full members or forum members - to a high set of standards, and while anyone is a member, the community expects every person to uphold those standards. This does not only mean within the boundaries of the GSN forums and its servers, but on other platforms and websites as well.” This includes personal gaming servers that are sponsored by GSN. The above means that GSN expects all owner/hosts must abide by the tenets found within the GSN Code of Conduct. Any deviation from the tenets of the Code of Conduct found by GSN Core members may mean the immediate revoking of any and all sponsorships by an owner/host.



Any infractions on an Official or Unofficial Server may be held against a player’s GSN membership and/or their ability to play on other Official or Unofficial GSN Servers.


GSN Core members reserves the right to suspend or revoke the authorization of any Unofficial Server for any reason at any time.