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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead DLC Revealed
4. Re: Left 4 Dead DLC Revealed Feb 12, 2010, 01:07 Narf2029
 
And can be yours for just $49.99!

If you are on 360.
I think it was more a dig at how all the promised/expected things for L4D found their way into L4D2.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Borg Details, Trailer
9. Re: Star Trek Online Borg Details, Trailer Feb 12, 2010, 01:03 Narf2029
 
If you like Starfleet Command I don't see how you can't at least tolerate the space combat in STO. It's faster paced and not as complex but there's a reason why Starfleet Command 1, 2 and 3 all kind of bombed financially. In trying to make a mass-market MMO there is just no way they could have gone with a Starfleet Command-level of complexity, and certainly there is no way a publisher would let them. I loved Starfleet Command 2 myself but I know it's a design that appeals to a niche, and thus is a design that tanks when placed in a large market with a large budget. Having one-on-one starship fights that could last 15-30 minutes each would just not fly in a mass-market MMO.

As far as art design, I like the compromise they have between user customization and uniformity for the most part, especially since the majority of players seem to go for looks at least inspired by what they saw in their favorite movie or TV show. There are of course people with strange color schemes or strange races or both, but they seem few and far between. If the art team was focused on pew-pew and pretty things, well, that's what sells these days. I say it a lot, but if you take it for what it is, STO is good. It's not Star Trek opened up to the masses - everyone's got their own idea of what Star Trek is and should be, and you can't win by trying to cater to that any more than you can get the Orthodox church to believe the Roman Catholics got it right. Rather, it's an MMO that is based on Star Trek. Despite being set in Star Trek, it's going to cater first and foremost to MMO players.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Borg Details, Trailer
6. Re: Star Trek Online Borg Details, Trailer Feb 12, 2010, 00:17 Narf2029
 
Been playing since open beta, still playing almost daily. It's not fun for everyone but it's fun for me. I think with it being Star Trek, most people just have higher expectations and forget that it's an MMO. The space combat is enjoyable and even tense at times. Ground combat is not as good but I wouldn't say it's terrible like a lot of people seem to think. There really isn't much more to expect beyond that, because it's an MMO. If you take it for what it is, STO is very fun. If you're not a fan of MMOs or you expect more than what an MMO has to offer, it's not the game for you, but then no MMO really is. Or maybe just this MMO doesn't suit your tastes. Lots of people like WoW for some reason but I've tried three times to get interested in it and I just can't.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Does Apple’s iPad Prove We’re Too Gullible? Feb 11, 2010, 23:38 Narf2029
 
I applaud the iPad. It's managed to do what no other Apple product has done - get Apple's customers to question them. Every time I read someone's review or discussion where they ask "What is the iPad beyond being a larger iPhone?" I smile. Looking at its capabilities I'm astounded that anyone would consider getting one. The majority of Apple customers will still blindly grab it because it says Apple on it, but Apple has finally knocked a tiny crack into the ice they've been standing on all this time.  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 11, 2010, 23:22 Narf2029
 
I've also played both. I'm quite satisfied to stick with 3rd. 4th is more in line with gaming in general, not just WoW. With the changes to the alignment system it's one step closer to Mother Teresa vs Baby Eater. I suppose it couldn't come as a shock, given that 3rd has the extra alignment flexibility and yet still NWN and (especially) NWN2 boil down to you ending up either as the shining pillar of virtue or the deranged sociopath with an insatiable lust for cruelty and blood who would only lift an orphan from the streets to bludgeon another orphan to death with him.

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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 11, 2010, 14:28 Narf2029
 
There's already a 4th edition D&D video game out. They call it World of Warcraft. There is such a thing as too accessible.

edit: typo

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News Comments > City of Heroes Graphics Upgrade
18. Re: City of Heroes Graphics Upgrade Feb 10, 2010, 21:57 Narf2029
 
I have Champions and I'm not impressed with the character creator. Sure it has a lot of different pieces but that's the problem, they're all different. I lost count of how many times I tried to make a cohesive costume only to find that there was either a piece or a pattern missing that prevented it. It's like each body part had a dozen art teams and none of them coordinated with each other. I haven't played in a while so maybe it's improved now but I doubt it.

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News Comments > City of Heroes Graphics Upgrade
3. Re: City of Heroes Graphics Upgrade Feb 10, 2010, 11:59 Narf2029
 
I'm more interested to see what it does to characters and their costumes. The character customization in City of Heroes is still unparalleled even in its old age, and I'm anxious to see its (hopefully) new sharper and prettier look.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Feb 8, 2010, 23:06 Narf2029
 
Modern Warfare 2 is going to sell less? Really? I never would have guessed. Could it be because everyone has it already? Rolleyes  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Capacity Increased
4. Re: Star Trek Online Capacity Increased Feb 7, 2010, 16:41 Narf2029
 
It is Super Bowl weekend. More calloffs than any day of the year. They may go watch the game later but they have to do something until then.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Beta for "All Fans"?
3. Re: StarCraft II Beta for Feb 5, 2010, 12:27 Narf2029
 
Just bad news for the rest of the world. Surely Korea alone can provide far more than the number of beta testers Blizzard wants.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Feb 4, 2010, 23:31 Narf2029
 
I know nothing's truly original anymore but wow. Reading that reminds me of how the makers of The Island got sued because they basically lifted the entire plot from The Clonus Horror. I realized that while watching The Island only because I saw The Clonus Horror on MST3K, but it was still amusing. Further, didn't Cameron learn his lesson with Terminator?

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News Comments > Star Trek Online Midnight Madness
3. Re: Star Trek Online Midnight Madness Feb 1, 2010, 14:48 Narf2029
 
Don't really see the point lol. If you're at the store, you're not playing the head start. If you're going in hopes of getting a box, the game won't work for regular purchases til 10am Pacific anyway.  
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News Comments > Safety Dance
3. Re: Study: Distracted driving laws don't stop crashes. Jan 31, 2010, 23:22 Narf2029
 
Distracted driving laws don't stop stupid people, and the government is never going to pass any law against stupid people. Since there are more stupid people than any other kind of person, stupid people pay the largest portion of the government's tax income. Would you bite the hand that fed you?  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Head Start Program Update
10. Re: Star Trek Online Head Start Program Update Jan 30, 2010, 16:03 Narf2029
 
I'm personally enjoying it a lot. Yesterday was smooth. Today I don't know. I didn't have time to try playing until 20 minutes ago, where I learned the server had been down for 40 minutes. Just gotta find something else to do til it comes back up. I liked it enough during open beta that I went for the lifetime as well.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 30, 2010, 16:00 Narf2029
 
After all that 3D Realms has done, and more importantly what they have not, I don't think Scott Miller should be telling anyone how to use their money.  
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News Comments > Direct2Drive Top 10
2. Re: Direct2Drive Top 10 Jan 30, 2010, 15:55 Narf2029
 
Seems like more people are waiting until the last minute to get STO. I did notice last night that there were tons of people who didn't know what was going on and where things were, so they obviously didn't play in the beta.

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News Comments > Battlefield Heroes Gets Vampires and Werewolves
8. Re: Battlefield Heroes Gets Vampires and Werewolves Jan 30, 2010, 00:01 Narf2029
 
It's not often I read a news posting here and I'm stunned so much I have to blink and shake my head, but here it is.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Head Start Program Update
2. Re: Star Trek Online Head Start Program Update Jan 29, 2010, 23:59 Narf2029
 
I think the issues are getting sorted just fine. Odds are they'll get fixed quickly since they are so few, and the launch will have close to no issues or none at all (aside from the day one rush).  
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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles Patch, DLC Plans, Postmortem
4. Re: No Control Jan 29, 2010, 17:50 Narf2029
 
I think that's rather the point of the game though, control at a strategic level instead of a tactical one.  
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