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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 22, 2013, 00:33 Narf2029
 
Don't knock it til you try it. It's surprisingly cathartic.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Double XP Weekend
10. Re: PlanetSide 2 Double XP Weekend Dec 8, 2012, 19:15 Narf2029
 
I haven't looked at all of them but the paid guns I've looked at aren't necessarily better than what is freely available. They all have some kind of tradeoff just like the free guns. The one assault rifle I did buy is more accurate and reloads faster than the free one, but it has lower capacity and much lower rate of fire. It all boils down to what you prefer in your gun. I value accurate shots and fast reloads over high capacity and a spray-and-pray mentality for most fighting so it made sense for me, but it puts me at a disadvantage in a close-range and target-rich environment - an area where the free gun is a far better option.  
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News Comments > NCsoft Seattle "Realignment"
12. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 5, 2012, 01:04 Narf2029
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 23:53:
Narf - About being pissed about COH, how long do we really expect these to last?

Ultima Online is still running. Everquest is still running. I don't know about UO (edit: according to UO.com they just hit 15 years and they're still developing for it!) but EQ still gets updated. I don't expect an MMO to last forever but if it's still got 100k users and turns a profit consistently, why shut it down? I really doubt the combined user base of UO and EQ top 100k, yet on they go. Most of us former City players are only pissed off about the situation because the shutdown made no sense (not to mention that it was handled in a sudden and cruel way). If it had been losing money then yeah, that makes sense. It may not have been printing money WoW-style, but what does? If it barely saw any new development then yeah, shut it down, but the developers were days away from releasing another major content update when the news hit. And when I say the news hit, I mean the developers found out they were fired when they went to work one day and the building was locked. Who does that?

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News Comments > NCsoft Seattle "Realignment"
6. Re: NCsoft Seattle Dec 4, 2012, 22:03 Narf2029
 
From what I heard (which I heard during the final hours of City of Heroes, so take it with a grain of salt), GW2 is declining already. I also heard many people are quitting or being told to stay away because the devs are planning to make radical changes to gameplay already. Is either thing true? I have no idea, but enough people are saying it that maybe it's hurting NCSoft's bottom line whether it's true or not. I personally won't be getting GW2 unless it finds its way into my hands for free. I won't lie - I'm pretty pissed that City of Heroes was terminated and the last thing I'll do is give NCSoft any of my money again. GW2 was the only other game NCSoft has that I had any interest in, so now there is nothing. But, maybe that's for the best - they can keep their Asian-styled grindfests (since that seems to be all they are interested in making), and if that means they can't stay operational in North America, good riddance.  
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News Comments > SOE on PlanetSide 2 in 2025
40. Re: SOE on PlanetSide 2 in 2025 Dec 2, 2012, 13:25 Narf2029
 
This is definitely a game where you have to work together. I tried going it with just my brother and we got largely hammered, especially because everyone else on TR that night must have had the same plan in mind, vs NC who totally had their shit together. They were handing it to us so bad it's like TR wasn't even there. With battles being so large scale you HAVE to work together on an equally large scale (which I think is a great element) or you'll just spend all night pissing in the wind.

I do agree that base caps are largely pointless. If one guy manages to get to a cap point for just a few minutes the point is captured. I think it'd be better if caps took like 20-30 minutes at their fastest to encourage longer and better planned battles.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Grace Period
3. Re: Star Citizen Grace Period Nov 22, 2012, 01:12 Narf2029
 
If there is ship insurance like EVE, is there also PVP everywhere like EVE? I stay away from EVE for that reason - I work 60-70 hours a week so I'm not at all inclined to spend a week getting something only to lose it in 30 seconds to a gate camper. If Star Citizen has the same risk I'll have to give it a pass as well.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 22, 2012, 01:08 Narf2029
 
It's very telling how a publicly available upgrade copy of Win 8 is like 20 bucks, while a student-only discount upgrade copy of Win 7 is 60.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
11. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 11, 2012, 23:28 Narf2029
 
I decided Win 8 was a failure once I started seeing the upgrade packs at a lower price than student editions of Win 7. I think the local Micro Center is selling Win 8 upgrade packs for like $40. If they get any cheaper they might as well give them away.  
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News Comments > One More "Defining" Game for Molyneux
17. Re: One More Nov 10, 2012, 18:05 Narf2029
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 10, 2012, 17:07:
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 10, 2012, 16:35:
Derek Smart comes to mind, fake PHD and all.

You said the name! Brace for impact.

We should be ok. I think you have to say it three times.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
172. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 12:13 Narf2029
 
So the BlueTower has no power for a little while, big deal. Long as its occupants are safe! Bet the dogs hated it though if the storm got anywhere near.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V in Spring
48. Re: Grand Theft Auto V in Spring Oct 31, 2012, 12:10 Narf2029
 
Blue's got no power and still manages to get in a tiny bit of news. That's why none of us mind this kind of thing.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Oct 10, 2012, 21:14 Narf2029
 
I find that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a pretty good game IF you try really hard not to think about the original game. On its own merits it is good. It won't be a classic by any stretch but it's good on its own. If you try to measure it against the original XCOM it will not hold up, but if you would rather play the original that much, go do it.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2012, 23:18 Narf2029
 
Guilty until innocence is paid for.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 30, 2012, 23:16 Narf2029
 
Voting is almost a waste in the US anyway. Way too many people vote for a candidate simply because they are on the red team or the blue team. It doesn't matter who they are, what they stand for, or what bad (or even good) things they've done, as long as they are on the "right" team. I doubt the overwhelming majority of voters even realize there are often more than two candidates for a given office.  
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News Comments > Gearbox Working on Fixing Your Badass in Borderlands 2
4. Re: Gearbox Working on Fixing Your Badass in Borderlands 2 Sep 25, 2012, 21:45 Narf2029
 
No kidding. The bonuses themselves are minor but they apply to all your characters - finally I can play all different characters all the time and they will all benefit in at least a small way.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Sep 22, 2012, 18:17 Narf2029
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 22, 2012, 14:14:
Kinda hilarious that FTL: Faster Than Light review got (9.5) I mean, I don't think it's a bad game, but 9.5? Better than MOO2 (8.4) and better than Distant Worlds (9.4) ?

This is the highest score spacesector.com has giveth ever.... for a game that has very little real game-play. In a way FTL reminded me of Progress Quest. If you find the win strategy there is literally no game to be had, it's just the same procedure every encounter. Target 2 Ion Mk2's shields and weapons, have 2 attack drones wreak havok. have 2 mantis warriors teleport over and have cloak.

WIN

after 11 hours of play-time.

I never before won a rogue-like.. which makes me sad. Not that I won, but that people call FTL a rogue like.. I am just odd with my game taste I guess...

I'd have given it a 8/10 .. enjoyed the heck out of it, but now.. I don't think I want to start it up again. At least not when Torch Light 2 and Borderlands 2 demand my attention.

Yeah, that's kind of a flawed strategy. In one game with the alternate Fed cruiser I made it all the way to the end without finding a single weapon. Needless to say, even the awesomeness of a shield-ignoring beam did not come close to offsetting the use of the starting pea shooters and I got it handed to me. An easy success depends HEAVILY on finding that ideal gear. The fun is in making do with what you DO find. Sometimes it's not enough but you can take satisfaction in "hey, at least I made it this far with this garbage." Sometimes you make it work despite all the odds and that's even more satisfying. I'm addicted to FTL myself. Even when playing something else, all I think of is how I can do better in FTL.
 
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News Comments > Drox Operative Beta Patches
2. Re: Drox Operative Beta Patches Sep 21, 2012, 21:03 Narf2029
 
I can't stop playing FTL. I was up from midnight to 5am playing Borderlands 2 on tuesday and I was thinking about FTL the entire time. I'll be playing an MMO on one monitor and FTL on the other. I had 32 hours played in FTL in 3 days, 2 of which I was on call at work all day and not home half the time. My wife says I have a problem.  
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News Comments > City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed
49. Re: City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed Sep 2, 2012, 21:05 Narf2029
 
Very true. I just couldn't keep my interest in Champions and went back to CoH. If nobody saves CoH, I'll try Champions again as it's the next best thing in terms of superhero play and character customization... and that is truly saddening.

To put it in perspective, I still have two client keys I bought on sale for like $5 each, one for me and one for my wife, back before they went free to play... still have not used them. I wonder if they'll even work now.

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News Comments > City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed
38. Re: City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed Aug 31, 2012, 22:56 Narf2029
 
Uff, this still makes me feel sick. The community there is incredible. I'll hate to see this game end.  
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News Comments > City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed
32. Re: City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed Aug 31, 2012, 19:00 Narf2029
 
I actually felt sick when I saw this. It's practically the only MMO I still play on a regular basis, including two which I have lifetime accounts on. The character creator was top notch, and I still measure every MMO against it. The level of personalization is just unparalleled.

But at the same time, I saw it coming. Pretty much just one or two servers have any notable population now. It still sucks though. I always got bored of other MMOs because of their comparative lack of personalization, but now there will just be nothing like it. And we all know how NCSoft is - the day something stops being profitable they shut it down and lock it away.
 
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