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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Funded: Adds Stretch Goals
5. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Funded: Adds Stretch Goals Mar 19, 2013, 13:20 Paranoid Jack
 
I've been unsure the whole time... also due to the in game footage which threw me off. Then I remembered some of my favorite games of all time have had outdated grapics.

As far as this being Ultima Anything. Its not suppose to be a direct sequel is it? They are just drawing from his history and the past games. Have you checked out their video updated? It sounds better the more I hear about it.

And as far as the online options they sound great to me but they are just options. You're not forced to use it but my guess is that you will. Like I said the more I hear and read the more interested I am.

Either way if this goes south this will be my last go with Lord British.

From what I understand the game is a mix of genres. And it sounds great though I'm not sure how many of their promises will come out as good as they sound.

edit: My S3 sometimes cuts off the bottom of my post if I go back to edit or spell correct. Weird.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 17, 2013, 18:42 Paranoid Jack
 
I've got keys too if anyone needs/wants one. Message ParanoidJack on Steam. Not sure how gifting works on Steam but it can't be too hard to figure out.  
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
12. Re: Evening Q&As Mar 14, 2013, 00:59 Paranoid Jack
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 00:37:
Kobalt wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 22:34:
Translation: someone more sucessful then us made a game we dont like so we are going to cry about it.

Clearly you never played Quake, UT, CS, et al.

I loved the oldies too. But my real love was for the Tom Clancy games. Where movement speed was slower and one bullet kills. You didn't need to shoot three rockets into the target to take it down. Though again I liked those early days of Quake. Hell, I would even put the first CoD multi-player in that category. It had slower more realistic movement.

You know what else ruined shooters? Letting people use third person instead of forcing them into first person at all times. When they started down that road they really lost me. I hated seeing people stick to a wall and watch a choke point from around the corner and then stick their gun out and shoot you from safe cover as you enter the hallway.
 
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
11. Re: Evening Q&As Mar 14, 2013, 00:46 Paranoid Jack
 
born2expire wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 23:30:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 23:14:
Kobalt wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 22:34:
Translation: someone more sucessful then us made a game we dont like so we are going to cry about it.

All his points are valid. I agree with pretty much everything he said. The CoD games are fun to play but they are shallow. And as you get older you get to the bottom of that shallow a lot faster then when you were younger and just needed the adrenaline rush. CoD is the modern day Unreal Tournament.

i disagree, UT still took skill to kill, not full of claymores, auto turrets, bomber runs, ie anything that gives you kills without actually having to play the game, the randomness he talked about.

The reason it reminds me of UT is because of the overly fast movement speeds and UT had some of the craziest power-ups. Turning players into a speeding blur was one of them. So like the perks from CoD which give the top players even more kills where they can call down almost certain death from above.

All these games are/were fun. I won't argue they're not. I've even bought a couple of the CoD games for the multi-player. And I got my moneys worth for the most part. Did I log two or three hundred hours playing them? Not even combined. Because they give me that quick fix and then wear off just as fast. Which means I am ready to move on that much quicker than I would be with a game that has more depth.

And as far as ruining a generation of gamers? I think he's partially right that they want every game to play or feel like CoD but the other part is they just want instant gratification. Nobody wants to work for anything these days. They want to buy a new game and instantly have that familiar feeling that every CoD game has had for the past five years or more. They hate a learning curve.
 
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
7. Re: Evening Q&As Mar 13, 2013, 23:14 Paranoid Jack
 
Kobalt wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 22:34:
Translation: someone more sucessful then us made a game we dont like so we are going to cry about it.

All his points are valid. I agree with pretty much everything he said. The CoD games are fun to play but they are shallow. And as you get older you get to the bottom of that shallow a lot faster then when you were younger and just needed the adrenaline rush. CoD is the modern day Unreal Tournament.
 
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News Comments > Numenera Details
13. Re: Numenera Details Mar 13, 2013, 02:20 Paranoid Jack
 
nin wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 01:21:
Have all of these charges hit your checking/credit account?


Nope, sorry, I edited the earlier follow up post. Thankfully they were all on the Amazon side only. I'm thinking they are posting duplicates though I can't remember changing my pledge three times for Eternity or twice for Numenera. Changed my browser settings to block auto log in. Only thing I can figure is when I looked at specific tiers early on the browser kept cookies because I know I didn't pledge multiple times. Either way I'm glad I spotted that now I know to keep an eye on Amazons site.

I'm happy with the look of these projects. Project Eternity, Wasteland 2, and Torment: Tides of Numenera are the pledges I'm most happy with so far. And the three I pledged the most too. Several others are looking like wasted money... even if they did help somebody achieve their dream.

I looked at Shroud of the Avatar again and even with the extra swag update the $150 price point to get the collectors box is just too much for me at this point. If the game looked better or the demos showed a bit more maybe I could be swayed but at this point I'm only willing to get in on the ground floor to give Lord British one more shot at redemption.

edit: Has anyone else here changed their pledges and/or seen multiple postings of bills on Amazon?

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News Comments > Numenera Details
10. Re: Numenera Details Mar 13, 2013, 01:10 Paranoid Jack
 
I did the math, again, too... not counting the duplicate posts on Amazon I am out quite a lot of money with only one project that was release so far.

I only pledged $10 to that one to help them over the edge. Not even interested in the game after trying it out during the test stage before release.

Not sure I am ready to get as cynical as Cutter but I am nearing the end of my pledges for sure. I am hoping to see more soon from what I have spent already.
 
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News Comments > Numenera Details
8. Re: Numenera Details Mar 13, 2013, 00:14 Paranoid Jack
 
@nin, Dude, I just checked my Amazon and the shit is not looking good. The rose colored glasses are coming off. I was triple charged for the Obsidian Project Eternity. I made one pledge and somehow I got three different charges applied. Going to ask my wife where the credit card statements are be back soon.

https://payments.amazon.com/sdui/sdui/index.htm

I got an email with this site address and logged in... follow the instruction below to see your backed projects. I hope you are not as surprised as I was.

To view or cancel existing payment authorizations:
1. Log into your Amazon Payments account by visiting https://payments.amazon.com/ .
2. Click on the "Edit Your Account Settings" link.
3. Select "Change my payment authorizations".
4. Click to select the authorization that you want to view or cancel.

edit: On Amazon it shows I was charged $335 for Project Eternity and I only pledged at the $140 tier. After my wife found the shoebox under the house with our old credit card statements in it (just joking) I verified I was only charged $160. Not the $35/$140/$160 that Amazon was showing. What a relief. Now I am left wondering if they sent out the surveys yet for Project Eternity and what I am picking for my extra $20 (over the $140 tier) pledge. I'm thinking the expansion pack.

I'm wishing now somebody could have video taped me freakin out over this whole thing so I could have posted it to YouTube.

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News Comments > Numenera Details
6. Re: Numenera Details Mar 12, 2013, 23:50 Paranoid Jack
 
Just FYI, I was checking my Amazon Kickstarter payment orders and somehow two orders appear for inXile the day I placed my pledge for this project. One for the amount I pledged and another for $40. Unfortunately I can't find much info other than the date and that its for inXile on Kickstarter. I've canceled the $40 pledge I didn't authorize and I'm closely watching the one I did. Very strange...  
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News Comments > Arma 3 Alpha Next Week
17. Re: Arma 3 Alpha Next Week Feb 26, 2013, 23:50 Paranoid Jack
 
Thanks for that link DangerDog, looks much better than I had hoped, I'm interested now.

edit: I'm thinking the deluxe or supporter edition but I don't like the fact that they are saying there may not even be any DLC or add-ons while they're pitching it as a bonus for buying their support edition. But if you look at all the add-ons for ArmA 2 they had much more than the original game and it looks as if they may have finally made it a lot less clunky. Not to mention DayZ (the stand alone) is probably going to release on the new engine.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 6, 2013, 22:46 Paranoid Jack
 
Thank you both for the info, I appreciate it. I bought it after all.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 6, 2013, 20:26 Paranoid Jack
 
Does anyone have Dark Souls on both a console and the PC? If so is it worth getting on the PC if I already have it on the PS3?

I seem to remember something about the controls are bad unless you use a gamepad on your PC. I've been waiting for it to go on sale before taking a chance on it still I'm hesitant.
 
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News Comments > Boxing Day Mobilization
6. Re: Boxing Day Mobilization Dec 26, 2012, 18:29 Paranoid Jack
 
Our company has done the same. Some techs have relied entirely on iPhones and iPads to do their work for several years already.

Now we are being given the iPad 2 instead of a newer version of the Tough Books which we have been using for the last ten years. Maybe its part of the new buy American thing? My guess... it has to do with tax right offs.

I've been off for more than a week now for the holidays yet I look forward to going back. One of my friends from work told me he spent the better part of three hours trying to activate it before giving up.

edit: To be fair it was probably the company spyware/crapware/needed programs that were not allowing him to log in and get to work. Still it was extremely funny to me because he is an Apple Fanboi to his core.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Tech Bits
4. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 26, 2012, 18:16 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm thinking none of you took the time to read the first paragraph or two... maybe you only read the title?

The article is about removing pre-install software or crapware from a store bought PC or Laptop that shipped with W8. It's all good I do the same sometimes.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Screenshots
5. Re: Christmas Eve Screenshots Dec 24, 2012, 17:36 Paranoid Jack
 
I was thinking the same thing, nin. It looks amazing. And if they raise the bar again (as they usually do) it will be one of the years best games. Can't wait. Although I want it on PC I think we all know it will be six months to a year after the consoles. So I will dust off the PS3 or the X-Box for this one.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 24, 2012, 13:11 Paranoid Jack
 
Thanks again, nin.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 24, 2012, 11:00 Paranoid Jack
 
Does anyone else have Dota2 showing up as already owned... yet you can't remember purchasing it?

Then when you try to play it it says you are in spectator mode only?

How is it? Worth $15 at this point? Any opinions would be highly appreciated, thanks.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 23, 2012, 14:29 Paranoid Jack
 
Kicking myself again for missing Dishonoured at 50% off twice now.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2012, 00:25 Paranoid Jack
 
The order was written incorrectly, which held things up, and the pesky order then defied several efforts to purge it from the system, when prevented anything else from happening.


I guessed it... nine out of ten times its the order being written wrong or an error occurring while the program is flowing through. Glad they finally listened to you then ripped and rebuilt it. A shame they didn't listen and try it soon though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2012, 11:17 Paranoid Jack
 
Blue, I hope it will be resolved soon. You may want to have them active a new service/number and then when they figure it out have them port your old number over.

The telco giants are all the same. Not comforting, I know, but I suspect it is all part of a bigger problem. They have split their internal work groups into so many sections that nobody... except the most senior techs can get anything accomplished. Part of the issue is they are trying to work around or remove the existing regulations set in place by the government. The other part is that they are trying to kill off the Unions. So all their new products are deemed non-regulated and segregated to new work groups that are all contract employees with no benefits. And we all know that contractors that are not directly hired by you have no repercussions so they know no matter how bad their customer service is it will never come back to bite them.

Several years ago I would active dial tone over fiber with one call if it didn't automatically flow through when I activated the optical network terminal at the premise. Now I have to call or instant message between half a dozen and a dozen reps until I get one of them to stop passing me off or claiming its not their job. Last time I had an issue it took me three to four hours and two visits to the premise to get a second service working correctly.

I'm not one for bigger government but there is only one thing that is going to get the big three to stop putting share holders first... regulating the Internet. By which I mean data of any kind to include cellular services. Once they are facing fines/loss of revenue due to their poor management of the services they will be forced to improve or fix the broken support systems they have put into place.

I'm also stuck between the Union and company. I think the Union is a necessary evil and losing them would only effect us all in a negative way. Now if we could only get the Unions to wake up and see their demise correlates to their effectiveness. From what I have witnessed personally they have become as corrupt as the companies they are there to keep in check. Some of their leaders run their locals like mob bosses protected under the non-profit banners they wave every time they are caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

Anyway, Blue, you may find that canceling the service just to have them reactivated by a competent business office rep may also fix the issues. I've used that approach on several occasions. The trick is getting a rep willing to do it. Either way I wish you luck and remind you that once they have figured out their programing issues it will all be worth it.
 
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