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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > WAR Early Access Detailed
12. World of Starcraft? Sep 1, 2008, 20:32 Paranoid Jack
 
Not sure how well that would work. I know the Koreans would simply love it but Starcraft wasn't that great for me. I like the old Warcraft games much better.

Either way I am anxious to see what their next MMO project is. Since rumor has it it's been in the works for quite some time now.

I'll most likely get WotLK but not sure if it will be at launch or months later. Still looking forward to it even though I'll most likely get bored with WoW again within a month or two.

As far as WAR goes I am still going through with-drawls. I am excited and can't wait for release day.

 
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News Comments > WAR Preorder SNAFU
10. Cracks Me Up Sep 1, 2008, 17:49 Paranoid Jack
 
What is up with this never-ending run of anti-WAR media?

Is the news business just that slow or are they haters being fed little stories that are common to every games release but somehow now are monumental because it's WAR?

Same shit has happened to me. In fact I pre-ordered from GameStop (used to be my favorite EB Games store) and they entered the regular edition SKU. I know I should have read the receipt but I didn't.

So I was in the closed beta and have early access but my DVD game code will match up to a regular edition not the CE. Do you hear me crying about it? Well, besides this little comparison piece?

The Batman is right... it's just a game.

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News Comments > Mythic: $1B to Compete with WoW "Ridiculous"
11. Fun for more than a Month Aug 30, 2008, 12:40 Paranoid Jack
 
"Why can't they be fun for more than a month?"

That's not always so easy to answer. Sometimes it has more to do with your personal tastes than the games content. Not to mention the old coke-monkey in a cage comparison. So many people over-play games now. It's easy when you look at the cost to entertainment ratio. You can buy one game and play for hundreds if not thousands of hours if the content is there. Games with no clear ending. Online shooters, the BF games, the MMOs, the TF types... so many more.

The problem is they don't hold everyone's attention that long. And of course it goes back to the saying "too much of a good thing". That monkey in a cage with an unlimited supply of coke. Retard researchers should have know they would keep using until they dropped dead. Huge surprise there.

So anyway, the game may have more to offer but you're already burnt out and have no intention of ever seeing it. You can only in-take so much stimulation before you get tired of it all. Not that altering the game-play wouldn't help to keep you logging in more often and for more months.

WoW did nothing that the others didn't do or try to. Blizzard just compiled all the best features of MMOs, added a few more well thought out (some not so) features, and then polished it all better than most. And yes, they had three times the content out of the gate as the normal MMO. Even if it was and is all mostly repetitive game-play.

I think that is just one of the biggest hurdles for developers. The content. I think they damned well know they need a ton of content. They just can't seem to or aren't willing to spend what it takes to create it, implement it, and then polish it to a satisfactory state. I'm talking time and money here.

So again. It's no big mystery. They just don't have the talent, the time, and the money it seems. I loved the WAR beta and I'm excited to play some more. But even I don't know if I'll be playing three months after release.

So far the WoW beta and release kept me going the longest. About a year of play but not non-stop WoW either. LotR was the second longest with about seven or eight months before canceling. Again that's closed beta to post-release updates. Of course these are guestimations since I didn't keep a diary or write anything down.

Also I'm in the group that thinks we don't need or want another WoW. But then I'm not the investor trying to make a ton of money off PC gamers.


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News Comments > Fallout 3 Movies; Interview
18. May not be as bad as Oblivion Aug 30, 2008, 00:02 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm somewhat hopeful again after watching all the videos. They were slightly entertaining. And since I'm going through WAR with-drawls I'm bored.

Though the videos had little to nothing that made them feel like the old games the game looks fairly well done as far as the wasteland goes.

Not sure if you should assume everyone is a hardened soldier just because they live in a PA game-world. Hardened killers maybe... but I'm not saying the AI looked fabulous either.

I wasn't interested in the least bit after the last videos. At least now I've got a slight interest in seeing the game played on a powerhouse PC. My hopes are officially raised... though just slightly.

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News Comments > Gold - Warhammer Online
27. WAR is Coming! Avoid FilePlanet! Aug 27, 2008, 01:57 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm all for testing the game. Go pick up a pre-order card at GameStop/EBGames and get in the soon to be open beta. Don't buy into FilePlanet's shit about getting in. I've signed up for beta myself (usually their monthly or a renewal program) but at least half of those were already full or pulled before I even got home from work to apply.

As far as WAR goes I love it. I've beta tested every MMO listed in this thread and a dozen more... so like most of you I realize nothing is a given.

We could see another WoW. Remember when they stopped selling copies to give themselves a chance to catch up on their server installs?

WoW was great in beta compared to a lot of others. WAR is on par or even better. Far above AoC, EQ2, and Tabula Rasa with their level of polish. I wouldn't say the combat sucks unless you also hated WoW. Yeah, there is combat lag as of late. Not sure if it was a bad patch or server over-loads. I'm sure they collected the data they were looking for either way.

I know the game will sell well but if it sells like WoWs first few months there will be some major growing pains and we'll all be feeling them. After we wait in a que to enter the game that is.

I'll see you on the battlefields!

 
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News Comments > More on WAR Credits
30. Poor gameplay? Aug 26, 2008, 10:04 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm not seeing your "poor gameplay". If anything it feels too much like WoW. Though that is easy to forget about once you start having a blast. The combination of the Tome, the PQs, the RvR instances, the RvR battlefields linked to every zone, and enough quests within each zone to more than level you past the intended level makers for a great entertaining experience.

Plus the "polish" seems to very heavily applied. I've only had two crashes to desktop in about a hundred hours of playtime.

I'm thinking the game will be a huge hit...


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News Comments > Two Worlds: Epic Edition Released
13. Re: LoL Aug 26, 2008, 01:43 Paranoid Jack
 
That's just it... I was referring to both games in their vanilla form. If it takes two gigs of user-made content and ten hours of sifting through it all... was it really worth it in the end? I'd say no.

I'll agree Oblivion was a fairly well polished turd compared to Gothic 3 just be a diamond in the rough. A bit too rough for most. Maybe it turned out to be cubic zirconia but that was still preferable to the shallowness of Oblivion.

At least for me it was. But then millions of people proved me wrong when they both bought and raved over Oblivion.

 
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News Comments > More on WAR Credits
26. Re: Mythic != Jerks Aug 26, 2008, 00:39 Paranoid Jack
 
I understand your disgust. And I hope he realizes his error... or at the very least somebody makes him realize how stupid he is. I've skipped other games for the same reason or a very similar one.

Where I work it is easy to laugh at how the management has lost touch with reality. They stop at nothing to display the fact at ever opportunity. It appears to be a problem the world over.

 
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News Comments > More on WAR Credits
24. Re: Mythic != Jerks Aug 26, 2008, 00:22 Paranoid Jack
 
But are they posted or listed someplace? How does one know when one has been left off the list?

And if you were why remain anonymous?

 
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News Comments > Two Worlds: Epic Edition Released
11. LoL Aug 25, 2008, 23:16 Paranoid Jack
 
Yeah, Oblivion was crap. I like to pretend it doesn't exist.

There fixed it.

G3 wasn't the best game evar but still had a lot more going for it than Oblivion. Again if we could just get Bethesda to buy Piranha Bytes and have them teach Bethesda the art of making a deeper engaging game world that doesn't bore most people to tears.

 
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News Comments > More on WAR Credits
22. Mythic != Jerks Aug 25, 2008, 23:03 Paranoid Jack
 
I think some of you have blown this way out of proportion. I agree everyone should be given credit where credit is due. But labeling an entire development studio one thing or another because one figure-head spouts off the wrong thing before pulling his head out of his ass... well that is just as bad as belittling the contribution of all those involved in making the game.

As far as outside sources, outsourced work to other companies, or companies in other countries? If that was the case, and I'm not saying it applies here, but if it does their contribution(s) should also be listed. Even though that has not always been the practice.

I agree that if they are or were on the payroll they can list them all far too easily. If they worked for a third party who supplied the talent it may not be as easy. But they can list that third party contracted company.

I would also like to know who it is crying wolf while Mythic is drug through the mud and lynched before the body is even found. Until they stand up I call bullshit. The industry makes far too much money to think these kind of games can't be played by rival developers who may just be employing the so called non-listed contributor. And since the game is not yet out how the fuck do they know they are not listed?

Also let us judge the game for what it is not for what some dickhead said that works in management. Because unless you work on another planet... we all know managers are generally scum.

Don't want to support them don't. But at least think the whole thing through before going off half cocked. Because a damned good game it is.

Edit: The Closed Beta officially ended Friday and the game has been open since then. If you have a pre-order try logging in. If not get into a beta slot. It's a great experience at least until you hit the cap of level 20. Either way the release is nearing and I can't wait to see the RvR battlefield over-flowing with fresh meat!

Waaagh!

Edit2: Damn all this negative vibe... the servers are down. Must be wiping the weekend even. Here's a good write up that appears to have sidestepped the hype machine. I had to laugh because this guy sounds like so many other WoW/MMO players who don't grasp the idea that combat is not always meant to be done toe to toe. I've played the Witch Hunter and this guy must really suck!

http://www.mmogamer.com/01/21/2008/first-and-second-impressions-warhammer-online

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News Comments > On the Possibility of a Dragon Age Demo
13. Here Hoping... Aug 21, 2008, 02:48 Paranoid Jack
 
If they even get close to that kind of cRPG goodness again I will be extremely happy. Hell, I'll even consider the purchasing of both KotoR and JE as my part in helping to fund another better than just "OK" Biowares game.

I am excited about the possibilities because a dark cRPG is what they did best.

 
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News Comments > Afternoon Consolidation
10. Re: Outta Leipzig Aug 21, 2008, 02:33 Paranoid Jack
 
Is there a Little Big Planet bundle planned? I was planning on picking up a PS3 right after I get my new HDTV in the next month or three.

And yes a lot of this is repeated news. There have been stories about both the PS3 and the 360 having a longer life cycle this generation. Plus the rumors of an add-on BluRay drive for the 360. I think most of it is spin or plain old PR from both MS and Sony.

On a side note my bro's 360 finally went to gamer heaven... or the junk yard. He was having over-heats (three lites in the ring) while playing 2K sports games. All other games ran fine. Anyway he bought it a couple months after release and has blown it out regularly with an air-can. But that still didn't help.

Apparently he took it apart since he figured he would rather buy a new Arcade version than pay somebody to fix the one he had. It was two and a half going on three years old and it had built up quite a bit of dust inside around the CPU and circuit board. He blew it out and put it back together and its still three lites dead.

No surprise to me since he plays it twenty times more than I play mine. He's got hundreds of hours out of that system for Oblivion alone. I figured since he was unemployed for over two years he has had to pass three thousand hours of usage between games and movies.

I expected him to get all butt-hurt like so many MS haters do on the Net. But he didn't. He told me, "Shit, I had to replace my PS2 every two years". He bought three of those damned things over time because they all burned up.

Maybe that's how Sony plans to make a profit with the PS3.

 
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News Comments > WAR Cinematic
8. Re: Looking better... Aug 21, 2008, 01:26 Paranoid Jack
 
I'll agree AoC has the best PvP of any MMORPG but I put my account on hold while trying out WAR. Not to mention I'm hoping FunCom will add more content soon. There is enough to casually play the game but if you hit it everyday you'll soon be bored.

I know that should go without saying... since too much of anything is never good.

I loved WoW years ago, I love AoC now, but the flavor of the month is WAR. Can't wait for Open Beta and Early Access to kick in.

Not sure how many months it will hold my attention with all the other good games due out over the next few months but I now know it will be fun while it lasts.

Edit: I haven't been following WotLK... are they adding any new classes or races?

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News Comments > WAR Cinematic
1. WAR Rocks! Aug 20, 2008, 23:23 Paranoid Jack
 
I know we have all been hearing the negative posts here and there from supposed Closed Beta testers... well I am finally in the Closed Beta and it was worth the wait.

The NDA was lifted for media only so I can't go into details now. Open Beta and then the Early Access are both coming in the next few weeks.

 
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News Comments > World in Conflict: Complete?
4. Not CoH but still fun Aug 19, 2008, 22:34 Paranoid Jack
 
If you are thinking a more realistic looking CoH type game then I would say this is not it...

But it is a good game and I found it at a local Target for $20 so not a bad price either.

I can't say the multi-player is all that but it is a nice change.

 
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News Comments > Company Of Heroes: Tales Of Valor?
13. Best RTS Evar! Aug 19, 2008, 00:16 Paranoid Jack
 
I absolutely love CoH and Opposing Fronts. No other RTS has handled terrain and structures so well. Not to mention building realistic defenses. After playing it I can't see myself going back to an old-school RTS where the units just stand there in the open and shoot at each other until they drop dead. So if DoW2 is the same as the old DoW count me out.

I too was hoping to see the Russians and the Japanese in the first CoH add-on. I liked what they did either way. They can reuse or just slightly improve the game engine for the next two years for all I care. Just give me another two add-ons with the Russians, the Japanese, the Chinese, the Italians, and/or maybe the French. That would be awesome.

I'd buy them all... and the sequel! Bring it on.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Spore
36. I hated the Sims... Aug 14, 2008, 22:22 Paranoid Jack
 
I still hope this game will keep my attention at least for several dozen hours of play. Unlike some I don't need years or even hundreds of hours of game-play to feel a game was worth the purchase. But I want something that is different now more than ever before. I don't want to get that been there done this feeling. Don't want that new graphics on an old game design. Tired of the same old same old.

So I'm going to get it just for that fact and hope for the best.

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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins at GenCon
3. I can't wait to see more. Aug 13, 2008, 20:46 Paranoid Jack
 
After seeing the brief game-play footage released so far I have high hopes. It looked good to me and I must say I am starting to get excited about this title again... even after suffered through the years of media black-out.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Q&A & Audio Samples
18. Can't Wait But Damn It Aug 12, 2008, 00:03 Paranoid Jack
 
This Fall will be busy busy for gamers. At least half a dozen games that look very promising. Not to mention I just got into the WAR Closed Beta 3.3

As far as the Witcher goes it's one of the best cRPGs I have played. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait for the Enhanced Edition patch, bet it's huge.

THE LAST WISH is a collection of short stories if I am not mistaken. I meant to pick it up but have been too busy and behind on my stack of must read books.

I hope they have another great game already in production. Bad news is it took them about five years to make the Witcher so it may be some time before we see their next game.

 
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