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Signed On Apr 28, 2002, 23:21
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News Comments > Intel's Fake Ultrabook Gaming Demo
14. Re: Intel's Fake Ultrabook Gaming Demo Jan 10, 2012, 21:22 Muscular Beaver
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 10, 2012, 20:57:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 10, 2012, 20:45:
DNForever wrote on Jan 10, 2012, 20:22:
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?? I HAVE LOST ALL FAITH IN HUMANITY!! IT'S SO TERRIBLE, OH SO TERRIBLE. I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY LIED AND DECEIVED ME, GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN US. PLEASE MAKE THIS RIGHT AND SHOW THE GAME BEING PLAYED FOR REALS.

Yes, I almost cut my wrists too.
But then I realized that this originated from the biggest AMD fanboy site there is and I watched the video myself. Yep, now my stash of razor blades wont have to suffer today.

Other, more impartial sources have reported the same thing.

That being said, AnandTech was reporting one of their test platforms for Ivy Bridge was available to play around with, and it gave a Windows Experience Index score of 3.6.

...if that's not an indictment of what their integrated graphics are capable of, I don't know what is. (For comparison, my two-and-a-half year old mid-high-rang laptop scores a 4.8, and my desktop scores a 7.1.)

Maybe you should have actually read that Anandtech article and watched the video with the HD 4000 running the game live instead of just looking at the picture.

But ok, I see that some people think the Windows score is the ultimate benchmark. lol... Geez...
 
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News Comments > Intel's Fake Ultrabook Gaming Demo
12. Re: Intel's Fake Ultrabook Gaming Demo Jan 10, 2012, 20:45 Muscular Beaver
 
DNForever wrote on Jan 10, 2012, 20:22:
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?? I HAVE LOST ALL FAITH IN HUMANITY!! IT'S SO TERRIBLE, OH SO TERRIBLE. I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY LIED AND DECEIVED ME, GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN US. PLEASE MAKE THIS RIGHT AND SHOW THE GAME BEING PLAYED FOR REALS.

Yes, I almost cut my wrists too.
But then I realized that this originated from the biggest AMD fanboy site there is and I watched the video myself. Yep, now my stash of razor blades wont have to suffer today.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
35. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 8, 2012, 17:55 Muscular Beaver
 
eunichron wrote on Jan 8, 2012, 17:19:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 8, 2012, 16:48:
Dirwulf wrote on Jan 8, 2012, 16:43:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 8, 2012, 15:47:
Krovven wrote on Jan 8, 2012, 14:56:
While I agree completely, I hate p2p downloaders, and that it's default is on, but they are hardly being "sneaky".

WoW and SC2 are the same way, which means 10's of millions of people are fully aware of how the Blizzard uses a p2p downloader that is defaulted to on. It's only sharing while you are downloading.
If they weren't being sneaky they would provide an option during the install to enable or disable it. Even when installers try to change your default search engine - which is a sleazy business tactic - they provide a tick-box in the installer, which most people simply overlook anyway. Blizzard doesn't ask for permission to use your bandwidth, it just does it by default. It would be like buying a car and then they put a billboard up on your lawn because somewhere in the smallprint it said so - heck, even in that situation you'd know it was happening; the Blizzard downloader hides that it's uploading.

They are exploiting YOUR resources for THEIR commercial gain.

Every Blizzard downloader has had the ability to disable peer to peer downloading in the options. Whoever said it still uses peer to peer even when you uncheck the box is smoking crack. And not every installer has a checkbox to not install a stealth bar of some type. Starcraft did not have an open beta, and it sold just fine with a constant connection. Blizzard is as far from Ubi as you can get. They aren't using always on only as a form of DRM. They are using it for many different reasons.

I guess you never disabled that check, else you would still be downloading WoW patches from 2007.

I disable it every time and still get 1MB/s+ downloads with no upload. At least for me their HTTP direct download is usually faster than their P2P download.

I actually believe that, if your MB/s would be Mb/s.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
30. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 8, 2012, 16:48 Muscular Beaver
 
Dirwulf wrote on Jan 8, 2012, 16:43:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 8, 2012, 15:47:
Krovven wrote on Jan 8, 2012, 14:56:
While I agree completely, I hate p2p downloaders, and that it's default is on, but they are hardly being "sneaky".

WoW and SC2 are the same way, which means 10's of millions of people are fully aware of how the Blizzard uses a p2p downloader that is defaulted to on. It's only sharing while you are downloading.
If they weren't being sneaky they would provide an option during the install to enable or disable it. Even when installers try to change your default search engine - which is a sleazy business tactic - they provide a tick-box in the installer, which most people simply overlook anyway. Blizzard doesn't ask for permission to use your bandwidth, it just does it by default. It would be like buying a car and then they put a billboard up on your lawn because somewhere in the smallprint it said so - heck, even in that situation you'd know it was happening; the Blizzard downloader hides that it's uploading.

They are exploiting YOUR resources for THEIR commercial gain.

Every Blizzard downloader has had the ability to disable peer to peer downloading in the options. Whoever said it still uses peer to peer even when you uncheck the box is smoking crack. And not every installer has a checkbox to not install a stealth bar of some type. Starcraft did not have an open beta, and it sold just fine with a constant connection. Blizzard is as far from Ubi as you can get. They aren't using always on only as a form of DRM. They are using it for many different reasons.

I guess you never disabled that check, else you would still be downloading WoW patches from 2007.
 
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News Comments > EA Won't Appeal AU Syndicate Ruling
11. Re: EA Won't Appeal AU Syndicate Ruling Dec 24, 2011, 07:52 Muscular Beaver
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 24, 2011, 06:34:
dumpy wrote on Dec 24, 2011, 05:49:
I still haven't killed anyone IRL.

...yet.
Exactly! Just you wait 2000 years and one of your descendants will kill someone!
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Hotfixes
8. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Dec 21, 2011, 21:12 Muscular Beaver
 
Dades wrote on Dec 21, 2011, 19:46:
You guys have it backwards, change is what keeps people coming back.

I have been coming back since WotLK, alright. But only to leave again after 2 months max, every time a little more disappointed. This time is so bad, after seeing that they dont really care about polishing anymore and actually making everything worse, that I wont be coming back this time. I guess I will give ToR a try.
Does it have balanced PvP?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Introduces BattleTags
33. Re: Blizzard Introduces BattleTags Dec 17, 2011, 19:25 Muscular Beaver
 
*Double post*  
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News Comments > Blizzard Introduces BattleTags
32. Re: Blizzard Introduces BattleTags Dec 17, 2011, 19:17 Muscular Beaver
 
Frijoles wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 15:27:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 11:03:
It has not moved back to WotLK. Its easier than ever before. You get high level equipment even if you fart and most bugs and balance issues from 4.0 still exist, while new ones have been added again.

I'm confused. Are you saying Wrath was hard and high level equipment didn't come from farts? Perhaps we were playing different games.

Exactly thats what I am saying (minus that it was ever really that hard, unless youre talking about getting people to work together properly). Instances in WotLK were not that easy. Maybe when you played it, but not for a long time after release. Also you should remember how hard the new 5-mans were at the end. Especially the last one with those waves of ghosts.
Equipment wasnt that easy to get without raiding.

The instances in Cata were only hard at the start because especially tanks and healers had to adapt to a whole new playing style and of course because equipment sucked.

Now look at what happened with 4.3. Equipment is extremely easy to get, hell you even get conquest points for random BGs and lots of valor points, even if you dont raid. And when you raid, youre fucked because of the cap. Getting good PvE equipment doesnt even make sense anymore because youre done with content in a few weeks anyway. And those new instances they added are a joke. They are so easy, that on day one I ran them all about 20 times and only VERY few were total fails (like some people running them with level 308 gear and stuff). In my very first 3 instances I didnt wipe ONE SINGLE TIME. Not to mention all those buffs you get in instances now to make them even more easy. I dont even know anymore how my damage and healing is without all of those.
Oh yeah, and people run PvE with PvP equipment again - and pull very respectable DPS/HPS......
You call that similar to WotLK???
Its a fucking facebook game now....

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News Comments > Blizzard Introduces BattleTags
28. Re: Blizzard Introduces BattleTags Dec 17, 2011, 11:03 Muscular Beaver
 
Frijoles wrote on Dec 16, 2011, 15:12:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 16, 2011, 14:52:
If they start moving back to where they were at either TBC or Wrath, they'd draw them back.

4.3 has moved back towards Wrath. The 5-man instances remind me a lot of ICC. They're fun to run. They will, of course, fuck this all up with 5.0 and their talent changes.

Also, most of my guild uses RealID. I think it sucks, but meh. They message each other when they want to raid and everyone logs in. I guess that's the point.

It has not moved back to WotLK. Its easier than ever before. You get high level equipment even if you fart and most bugs and balance issues from 4.0 still exist, while new ones have been added again.

Yeah, I resubbed for 4.3. And now I already cancelled again.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Introduces BattleTags
27. Re: Blizzard Introduces BattleTags Dec 17, 2011, 10:59 Muscular Beaver
 
bozu wrote on Dec 16, 2011, 19:42:
From the FAQ:
Each BattleTag is automatically assigned a 4-digit BattleTag code, which combines with your chosen name to create a unique identifier (e.g. AwesomeGnome#3592).
The "10,000 Illidans" campaign begins NOW. BattleTags are not prepared.

OVER NINETHOUSAND??? (hint to which ones will also be used as many times)
 
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News Comments > PC Alan Wake Announced
13. Re: PC Alan Wake Announced Dec 14, 2011, 14:21 Muscular Beaver
 
Smells like Halo fail.  
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News Comments > BioWare Developing C&C Generals 2 for 2013
52. Re: BioWare Developing C&C Generals 2 for 2013 Dec 13, 2011, 10:23 Muscular Beaver
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 20:29:
I have to admit that playing the terrorists in Generals was my favorite part of the game. It was definitely a different mindset and strategy than a usual RTS faction has and I really enjoyed that.

It was fun doing a "zerg rush" with expendable units/mobs with molotovs, also upgrading pick up trucks to be fast harassment units, etc.

Now, breathe in... thats it! And out! Ahhh! Again! Oh yes! Feel better?
 
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News Comments > GTR3 Teased; Details Next Week
6. Re: GTR3 Teased; Details Next Week Dec 8, 2011, 16:18 Muscular Beaver
 
Well, I agree the start of it sounds really cheap, but after the first 20 secs its actually really good.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Nov 27, 2011, 20:58 Muscular Beaver
 
I really dont care anymore. There is no use to it anyway since mainstream will always be stronger than quality. They are so dumbed down by consoles already, they are even calling BF3 a real PC game... It has come that far...

Anyway, I am pretty much done with my gaming hobby. I have 1 or 2 games running on my PC. Sometimes a MMO, sometimes a real PC game (like ArmA 2 for example) that I play regularly. I might be buying Mass Effect 3 when it comes out, just too see how it all ends, and I am still curious about Natural Selection 2, but thats about it. PC games are now only shitty console ports that all play the same way and are extremely dumbed down. Complexity seems to be a new taboo. Consoles and people who supported bullshit platforms like Steam and thus encouraged other publishers to do the same shit, only worse, are to blame. But I really dont care anymore. Im putting more effort into my other hobbies now.

I will miss the days when you could play Tribes without hassle with some bloatware and spyware running in the background, explored nice worlds in Bioware and Black Isle games, laughing out loud in TFC because of funny gameplay situations, not funny graphics, or enjoyed Spacesims. But I know Im just lying to myself when I keep hoping everyday for a proper X-Wing remake announcement or a proper AvP2 sequel, or Bioware making real RPGs again.

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News Comments > WoW: Mists of Pandaria Talent Calculator
14. Re: WoW: Mists of Pandaria Talent Calculator Nov 24, 2011, 17:58 Muscular Beaver
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 24, 2011, 13:04:
Wow -- dumbing it down is one thing, but with that setup my 9 year old niece could probably pick talents for a raiding character. Crazy.
And thats exactly what they want. Pandas, Asian Anime style zones dont ring a bell?
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Using CryENGINE 3
13. Re: MechWarrior Online Using CryENGINE 3 Nov 18, 2011, 07:46 Muscular Beaver
 
This will be so extremely dumbed down...  
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News Comments > More on WoW Changes
6. Re: More on WoW Changes Nov 13, 2011, 09:04 Muscular Beaver
 
What do you expect? They are normalizing every class. Already almost every class can stun and run fast. Not anymore only those who really needed it because they were squishy.
Its only getting worse. Too much whining by kids who dont have a clue about classes and balance and Blizzard actually listening to them, thus they have no clue either.

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News Comments > On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans
58. Re: On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans Nov 11, 2011, 03:43 Muscular Beaver
 
Dades wrote on Nov 11, 2011, 00:20:
Spaced wrote on Nov 11, 2011, 00:03:
I don't have to prove myself or my expertise to you and I won't be baited into it either. You've chosen what you want to do with the facts and have decided to go down a path of speculation and assumption. It would be pointless to try and continue proving something to you that has already been proven. You're riding on speculation and arguing against problems that don't exist and haven't happened. I'm happy to sit back and watch you argue with yourself over unrelated issues and speculation? lol

Indeed, how dare I bait you to support your opinion with something other than vague assurances and a forum post. I don't need to speculate on anything because I'm not the one dealing in absolute certainty. When you make absolute assertions it's not to everyone else to prove you wrong. I'm more than happy to entertain many possibilities but there is so much precedent for DRM systems affecting legitimate owners that it cannot be ignored just to help you save face. They can't add a version increment and remove all of that risk. Obviously to you it's acceptable but to the rest of us who don't hate other human beings for downloading software it's not, particularly when many of us are customers ourselves.

Oh come on, shut it already.
Yes, Bohemia was always kind enough to say it CAN be a pirated copy if something like that occurs. Because well, who wants to make fun of his own potential customers (as unlikely as they may be)?
The facts speak a different language. There was never a post where someone said that hes a legit customer, unless he bought a game that has already been opened and the the key used (happens quite often in Germany for example, but has nothing to do with their DRM not working correctly), and that was cleared by Bohemia very fast.
Do you have 10 years of experience in their community and with their games? No? Then dont try to argue about such things that are complete bullshit to people who know their stuff. Its like you trolling into a Porsche forum saying that you know for a fact that there are some cases where Porsche customers found out that theres a 50 HP VW engine in their car.

And no, I am no DRM advocate, I hate DRM, but this DRM works and has no detrimental effects on legit customers. Its much better than having to insert a disc all the time, having some bloatware like Steam that drives other publishers to make similar, even worse stuff like that, or always on Internet DRM, or account forced bullshit.

As said before OFP sold 2 million times and even the posts where pirates claimed this game was buggy, were only a few. No difference in all the other Bohemia games since then.

Oh yeah and also, Bohemia always removed disc checks from their games via patches a few weeks after release. That trying to remove the cd check by pirates was the main cause for "Fading" to happen. Only idiot pirates who still used the no-cd cracks after that, had fading, because they used the outdated no-cd crack. If they would have just used a cd key generator they wouldnt have had fading, unless they went online with it.
So in any case, very stupid pirates.

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News Comments > On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans
47. Re: On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans Nov 10, 2011, 05:27 Muscular Beaver
 
OR, he is just lying.
As I said, Ive been playing their games for 10 years, am a very active poster and reader in their forums and have never seen something like that. However, Ive seen some trolls spamming in other forums that their games suck, because you cant even aim properly. However even those shut up once someone told them what that actually means.
Hmmm... interesting...
 
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News Comments > On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans
45. Re: On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans Nov 10, 2011, 03:08 Muscular Beaver
 
Dev wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 19:42:
bfg9000 wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 19:22:
I have been playing Arma2 since release and have never had problems with FADE. You don't even need to have the CD inserted.
A DRM that has no negative effect on legit users? In this day and age?
Nothing short of a miracle.

Just because YOU didn't have problems, doesn't mean every other user has the same experience. I see that a lot in online forums, people assuming their life experience must be the same as everyone elses, and if something did or didn't happen to them it must be the same for all.
There are a lot of problems with Bohemia games, but this is not one of them. After I saw all those forum posts with people having this "problem", and when they got told that they are most likely using a pirated copy, they never answered again, nor ever posted again.
If someone really had this problem with a legit copy, they would have insisted that it is a bug, but no one ever did.
Also I have been playing Bohemia games with that copy protection for over 10 years now on about 20 different systems, and never have come across a bug that could even remotely resemble their copy protection - and Ive seen a LOT of bugs.
 
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