Profile overview for PirateBear.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

10 submissions to gaming

4 submissions to youneedtowatchthis

2 submissions to malware

1 submissions to PBsTestingArea

1 submissions to piracy

This user has so far shared a total of 16 links, started a total of 6 discussions and submitted a total of 248 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 296 and downvoted 251 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 534 and downvoted 237 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Classic Forum/Chan style Bump sorting alongside Hot/New/Top, submitted: 8/19/2015 2:10:32 PM, 29 points (+30|-1)

[TechRaptor] Ethical and Journalistic Dilemmas: The Broken No Mans Sky Street Date, submitted: 8/12/2016 6:38:42 PM, 22 points (+22|-0)

I drew a Mimic. My first drawing completely from scratch., submitted: 1/31/2016 3:11:05 AM, 17 points (+17|-0)

I Can't Edit my User Settings, submitted: 8/11/2015 8:21:03 AM, 8 points (+8|-0)

What non-Game uses do you have for dice?, submitted: 9/11/2015 3:47:15 AM, 7 points (+7|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

This is a submission test, submitted: 8/11/2015 5:28:00 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Demonstration of Email-Worm.Win32.Magistr, submitted: 5/18/2016 1:10:00 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

LGR Tech Tales: McAfee's Wild Ride, submitted: 5/23/2016 6:53:24 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

[Wololo] Piracy has publicly begun on PS4 1.76, no hack in sight for recent firmwares, submitted: 10/8/2017 12:19:29 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

PS+ Games Lineup for June 2016 (Official Sony Blog), submitted: 5/31/2016 7:53:57 PM, 2 points (+3|-1)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Why you should not donate to Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 crowdfunding campaign submitted by MaleGoddess to gaming

PirateBear 4 points 44 points (+48|-4) ago

  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shovel Knight
  • FTL: Faster than Light
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
  • Wasteland 2
  • Undertale
  • Pillars of Eternity

That's limiting it to Kickstarter and to games that have been released in full. All of these are fairly widely known and well-received among fans of their respective genres and I really can't see any of them existing without crowndfunding due to the "small" niche of their genre putting traditional publishers off. In my opinion, it's because of crowdfunding that there has been a revival of cRPGs and roguelikes/lites.

I also didn't include a number of games for one reason or another: Waveform (secured funding after a failed Kickstarter), Yooka-Laylee and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (in development), Divinity: Original Sin (crowdfunding was to improve the game and it might have been released without it), Shenmue 3 (partially funded by Sony and in development), Amplitude (releases next month and was partially funded by Harmonix), and Defense Grid 2 (additional funding by an unknown investor after failing to reach the full sequel stretch goal). So that's 7 games that wouldn't have existed with Kickstarter, and 7 more that wouldn't have existed in their current form, if at all.

Account Deleted By User submitted by TheFlyingDutchman to gaming

PirateBear 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago

It is a recent update, I noticed it in the patch notes earlier tonight.

For account security, 2-factor authentication is top of the line, so as long as they don't require it this is a good thing. Phone verification makes compromising an account or losing access to the account very hard, much harder than an email address (that likely shares a password with the Steam account in most cases).

Account Deleted By User submitted by Alduin to AskVoat

PirateBear 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago

Mine is 14 as I am posting this, which the year of the death of Augustus Caesar, the first Emperor of Rome. Also, today's date is only one day off apparently (Aug. 19, 14), so tomorrow is exactly 2001 years later. His step-son Tiberius succeeds him a month later.

3 lowest rated comments:

What are some free to play games that can run on any computer? submitted by SB1001 to gaming

PirateBear 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

GOG gives a few old/indie games to every account. Tyrion 2000 and Treasure Adventure Game are my personal favorites, and the permanently free games will run on pretty much anything these days. They also give out freebies from time to time during sales or for joining betas and the such.

Classic Forum/Chan style Bump sorting alongside Hot/New/Top submitted by PirateBear to ideasforvoat

PirateBear 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

This wouldn't affect Hot in the slightest (although a separate hybrid of the 2 some day in the future when it's actually useful might not be a bad thing either).

Ideally, moderators would be able to choose a suggested sorting method, and users would be able to override this in their user settings. (Yes, this idea is from Reddit; I find moderators being able to choose their own default sorting to be one of Reddit's few good changes in recent times). At the very least it should be made a user-based option that is defaulted to "Hot"; I would much prefer to default to New right now, or Bump if it's implemented, for 95% of what I do on Voat.

What are some easy-to-learn skills that are useful and fun? submitted by Florida92 to askgoat

PirateBear 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Any Kind of Audio-Visual Art - Pick up a drawing program and try to draw a photo you've taken or downloaded. I can't recommend a good drawing app for iOS or Android (anyone else can feel free to), but the Art Academy "games" for 3Ds/WiiU offer a solid set lessons about technique and style. Lessons aside, the toolset is surprisingly robust in Free Paint mode and nice just to screw around in. I would avoid the DS one though since it can't import/export images like the others can.

Drawing not your style? Then load up Paint.NET or GIMP and try your hand at Pixel Art. Or editing photos. Or you can load up Audacity and make remixes of songs. Or any number of other artistic endeavors you can try your hand at with little or no upfront cost.

You can also try learning an instrument. For under $100 you can get a starter guitar or bass and start screwing around on it. For under $50 total you can get Rocksmith 2014 on a Steam sale ($20 for the game, $30 for the cable). You won't become great over-night, but 6-8 weeks practicing everyday and you might know a song or two. If nothing else, playing RS is a nice distraction that clears my mind really well.