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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Collector's Edition Details
10. Re: Star Trek Online Collector's Edition Details Dec 4, 2009, 20:17 Narf2029
 
I'm not exceptionally worried. If people want to compare it to Champions I don't see that as a bad thing. Not a great thing either, but not bad. I've only done the free trials of Champions but they were well worth my time, and I've said before I'd probably buy the client if I found it for $20 or less. Since I'm not currently playing a Star Trek MMO, I'd also buy Star Trek Online for $20 even at launch day, either through a sale or gift cards or both. Don't feel the need for a free trial this time but I'll certainly take one.  
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5 Trailer and Subtitle
3. Re: Silent Hunter 5 Trailer and Subtitle Dec 4, 2009, 16:39 Narf2029
 
Loved SH3 to death. Really captured the boredom of patrols, the excitement of the kill and the tension and fear of being depth charged by destroyers. It's like playing Das Boot.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Collector's Edition Details
5. Re: Star Trek Online Collector's Edition Details Dec 4, 2009, 14:23 Narf2029
 
I figure if someone gives me a Best Buy gift card this Christmas or some other scheme enables $30 off, I'll be unable to pass up trying this at launch day despite all wisdom and experience.  
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News Comments > Direct2Drive Refutes Impulse Claim
16. Re: Direct2Drive Refutes Impulse Claim Nov 30, 2009, 23:45 Narf2029
 
I wouldn't call Valve's Steam solution intrusive, as feature-rich as it is. Sure you have to run Steam to play a Steam game - so what? If you're on a system that can't handle playing a game with Steam going, send it back to 1995.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 30, 2009, 18:12 Narf2029
 
Yes, because being the current leader of market share is the only sign of success. Popularity, not profitability, is the hallmark of successful companies.

By that argument, they have still failed. A market share of only 6-10% is not even a significant minority, let alone popular. In all likelihood they are probably quite profitable given the price of their products - even if you allowed for a 25% markup over cost, there is simply no way it actually costs them nearly that much to build their products. I would have to agree that Apple failed in the sense that their market share is so small despite being around for only a year less than Microsoft, but if they keep turning a good profit in their niche that is success on their part. I would say that popularity is not the hallmark of a successful company since Apple clearly does not need to be mainstream to stay in business.

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News Comments > Champions Online Free Weekend
7. Re: Champions Online Free Weekend Nov 26, 2009, 22:11 Narf2029
 
It has its ups and downs. Some things better than City of Heroes, some things worse. Overall though I wouldn't get Champions myself unless I could get the client for $15.  
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News Comments > Champions Online Free Weekend
1. Re: Champions Online Free Weekend Nov 26, 2009, 14:04 Narf2029
 
Turns out you could sign up in advance and download the client early - the step I couldn't think of before because, well, why would there need to be an extra step for people who already have a Cryptic account?  
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News Comments > On Sale
27. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2009, 10:24 Narf2029
 
Loving the Live crap bundled with Batman. I guess this is why I don't buy today's triple-A stuff. The cheaper stuff just installs and runs. And if I have to enter this key one more time... nevermind that I'm using a key on Steam.

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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Nov 25, 2009, 21:24 Narf2029
 
I have waited weeks for Batman to be on sale and finally it will be MINE!... after an 8GB download. But hey, I waited for this long to get it cheap and I can wait another day to play it!

This comment was edited on Nov 25, 2009, 21:31.
 
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News Comments > More WAR Servers Closing
10. Re: More WAR Servers Closing Nov 25, 2009, 17:18 Narf2029
 
Keep hoping. They all wear blinders made from stacks of $100 bills, and all they can see is the money WoW makes.  
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News Comments > Free Stubbs the Zombie [Update] Not Free
15. Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie Nov 25, 2009, 16:51 Narf2029
 
It almost seems like they had it at free until they saw a large number of people taking the offer so they added a price to try to make a buck.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 24, 2009, 10:34 Narf2029
 
The mews news has to call it a secret scene to incite a greater closed-minded uproar. "Not only did Bioware include such depravity, they tried to hide their inclusion of such a shameful, sinful and unnatural act!" This article seems to be neutral toward it aside from the headline but I don't anticipate that kind of journalism about it here in the United States. Just wait until Fox gets a hold of it! I'm also reminded of the "lesbian" sex scene from Mass Effect and I'd bet anything the uproar about this male gay scene will make Mass Effect's closed-minded uproar look nonexistent.

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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles Add-on Details
24. Re: Game Reviews Nov 23, 2009, 11:10 Narf2029
 
Time for Blue to change the article's title to Gratuitous Grammar Flaming, I think.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Dune Concepts Nov 22, 2009, 13:51 Narf2029
 
I was gonna say, a lot of those images reminded me of Homeworld's ships and aesthetics.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2009, 18:14 Narf2029
 
Happy birthday, Blue! I see Kosumo threw an awesome party for you...  
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Nov 20, 2009, 00:38 Narf2029
 
I'll take your word for it. I don't follow up on L4D2 much so I'm sure I missed what you said. Not the best idea to release boring maps for a demo though. I thought the purpose was to get my interest, not drive it away.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Open Beta Signups
7. Re: Star Trek Online Open Beta Signups Nov 20, 2009, 00:36 Narf2029
 
Can't imagine the headache of doing a captcha if you're colorblind or something. I see fine and some of them are a challenge to decipher.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Nov 19, 2009, 21:12 Narf2029
 
To each his own - if the demo was an accurate representation, I wouldn't consider L4D2 until $20 or less. Overall it's probably as fun as L4D, but... I already have that.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Open Beta Signups
2. Re: Star Trek Online Open Beta Signups Nov 19, 2009, 21:08 Narf2029
 
I might pick it up on launch day, but only if I receive a Best Buy gift card or something of the like from someone for Christmas. I never pick up any MMO until its client hits $20 or less; I figure if they're gonna charge me $15 a month they can afford to give the client away for cheap, if not free. If I quit after a month because it's not fun, that's not my fault. So-called betas are a total gimmick these days anyway - the real beta testing begins on launch day, when people can receive the honor and privilege of funding the testing that should have been done in-house. I hear Champions shipped with a hole in one of its maps...

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News Comments > Champions Online Event and Free Weekend Plans
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 19, 2009, 19:46 Narf2029
 
It is was possible to get the client in advance. I was able to get the client over a week before the previous free weekend began. I ran it once a day or so to keep it up to date and that was it. When the free weekend began I spent 10 minutes patching and I was in. Granted, I had to use Google to find where to get the client but I was able to get it. Unless this has changed since the previous free weekend, you should still be able to get the client ahead of time this way.

edit: As a bonus, here it is and simpler than I imagined. Even downloaded the installer again to be sure. It does take a while to download the game so do it overnight, and if it hangs overnight start it again - it does not start over from the beginning, the files pick up where it left off but the counter will start at 0%. http://champions-online.com/download

more edit: I can't seem to get mine to patch now, so maybe you can't get it early this time, or maybe just not this early. Can't say for sure cuz I never uninstalled it from the last time. Hopefully that will change because it is rather time-consuming and could easily eat up half the free weekend just downloading the client if everyone has to do it at the same time. Also...

Make it 10 or 14 days or don't bother. I'm not DLing a zillion gigs for 2 or 3 days of exploring the nub areas.
I was able to get 4 different characters to the mid-to-high teens in the last free weekend with only a modest amount of play time. Your mileage may vary but if you focused on one character I bet you could easily get into the high 20s. That doesn't speak much of the game's longevity however...

This comment was edited on Nov 19, 2009, 20:01.
 
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