One of the reasons myself and cfemen
have kinda took a break from HZD is one discovery I recently made. While I'm no stranger to research myself and I like to share, explain, post screenshots, etc., there are some FRF members here who like to create or serve another audience. Places they think respond better to their shit-show. FRF has a lot of talented people who, caring or not, post content. This content is leeched to locations that might not be public, like a Discord server a certain someone here created. Aside from his discoveries, limited to the level of his understanding, this user is just copy-pasting information for the purposes of "modding" and compiling some knowledge database, that being most likely his end goal. Now.. us here posting these discoveries are some stupid fucks who can't see a means to an end or perhaps don't have a vision of the future. Imagine what that Discord could become were we to contribute there
/sarcasm At the same time it's still people (and I mean here those who really understand what's going on with HZD) who will contribute to the person's ego, people will be those who will remember him by the fact that it's HIS Discord and so on. Most of the population having joined that Discord server comes from Nexus
due to the table he's posted on their site in their mod db (no point in me linking it, you can google it easily). While I personally have nothing against Nexus, I found several aspects that really make me apply the "eye for an eye" attitude: a) FRF links are banned there; b) FRF content is not advertised there; c) most Nexus fucks come to FRF to ask for support; in this topic; they don't ask @Marcus101RR
Here's some snippets from FRF Discord since this shit-show started:
He hasn't said shit as response, because:
That's from 21 Aug.
posted a screenshot showing Coil modding is possible, his screenshot ending up as resource, a heads-up it can be done:
Yesterday I posted this:
4 hrs later:
I mean.. hat's off for the astute screenshot interpretation. However, it has nothing to do with "halved" or "1/3" values and that's cuz most of us do REAL research on our shit, not screenshot deduction of what it shows. Each DWORD (not 8 bytes) value is passed through what developers call a CurveResource
. This is a memory block containing fixed high/low floats that are applied to the DWORD. While an 88 DWORD shows +44% visually, the value is NOT OBTAINED doing 88/2 and converting to float. It's obtained via CurveResource::CalculateStat( __this *ModifierStatDisplayEntry, dwStat )
. The same function handles rounding via math.ceil/math.floor. Long story short, I wouldn't be surprised if this information gets copy-pasted there as well.
What's it to me and why it might look like I have something against this user? Simple.
- 1) He hasn't invited people to contribute to his shit-show. If he wants modders (he can clearly barely manage on his own) to contribute, ask and let the researchers/modders post; not manage shit from the shadows yourself.
- 2) Because of 1), I am now saying I've not been asked if I am OK with my public research ending-up as copy-paste material on some private Discord server. You will say "if it's out there you can't do anything about it". That applies when you don't know or haven't found out others leech your stuff. But when you find out, you can't just idly sit by. Now, if I can't do anything about it, as per the saying, I can at least "advertise" the shit out of the situation.
Short version: not asking for permission to post my content, not responding to these "accusations" and acting as if the researcher is the problem, the reason why modding this game isn't taken to the next level, "interested in being critic". So let's all close our eyes and let this blunt copy-pasting happen anyway, OK?
I am aware that some of you might give a shit by the time you reach this phrase, might not care for the above and just join that Discord. Cuz not everyone here has a spine or cares for this drama (hope you get I'm sarcastic), but still wants to mod their Inventory or Coils with information posted on that Discord server alone (nowhere else). Which is mostly comprised of stuff copy-pasted from FRF.
Care or not, I've said my piece. New rules are about to hit FRF going forward, as these Discord "start-ups" and reputation seeking through other people's content has to stop.