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Signed On Jul 16, 2002, 21:20
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Coming West This Winter
7. Re: Blade & Soul Coming West This Winter May 20, 2015, 17:26 KS
Desalus wrote on May 20, 2015, 15:47:
If it's taking them more than three years to localize this, NCSoft must already be anticipating that it will not generate that much revenue for them.

The website's main 'selling points' for the game are extremely laughable:
"Become a Powerful Fighter!
Glide, sprint and jump across a visually stunning & unique world!
Avenge the Fallen.
Master the Art of War!"

So there's almost nothing to differentiate this from the mountain of other MMORPGs that have been released to date. Why should anyone be excited about this?

Gee, I can do about 1/10th as much as I could in their killed-off City of Heroes. With (awfuller) sound effects.
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News Comments > Valve TMs Chaperone
4. Re: Valve TMs Chaperone May 20, 2015, 17:22 KS
Valve, don't forget the morphine drip so I can completely check out of any sensations in the real world.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 20, 2015, 16:04 KS
NewMaxx wrote on May 20, 2015, 01:36:
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on May 19, 2015, 14:11:
North Carolina is suing the federal government for interfering with the state's right to interfere with the local municipalities' rights ?

This is a lot more than just that, ignoring that these are unelected regulators and not elected Congressmen.

Localities are legal creations of their respective states. Here you have the federal government inserting itself into that definition, to grant localities powèrs the state wishes to deny them. I predict a big noooooooo from the Supreme Court.
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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches May 20, 2015, 15:28 KS
DC Universe Online AND MechWarrior Online in one post!

How hard my pee pee would have been 10 years ago.
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Launch Cinematic
3. Re: The Witcher 3 Launch Cinematic May 14, 2015, 19:28 KS
launch cinematic has arrived!

Please stop letting programmers write your press releases.
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News Comments > EverQuest Emulator Legal
10. Re: EverQuest Emulator Legal May 5, 2015, 15:31 KS
The three biggest joys I've had in MMOs, going back past EQ and Ultima Online to text MMOs were, in order:

1. Live invasions, seen only twice, once in UO and once in EQ (opening of dark elfs or something) where monsters overrun zones. "To hell with your levelling and travel plans."

Awesome. Most people are losers who don't like that. Screw them, base fools all.

2. Grouping with people to do a new mission or zone nobody's done before. Done this precisely once, in Dungeons & Dragons Online.

5 people, "What do we do?". "I don't know.". "I thought you know. NOBODY KNOWS???"

Had a blast for a couple of hours figuring out the puzzles, stumbling into monsters, etc.

3. Grouping to take out singleton yard trash, ala early EQ.

The problem is making grouping easy, intuitive, ***and natural to the flow of the game. ***

People group because they have a tough time finding easy groups (sadly, City of Heroes, fairly solo-friendly, got this almost perfect, so people grouped easily even though they didn't "need to". RIP

MMOs are terrible single-player games.
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Apr 20, 2015, 18:18 KS
Making a single-player game starring a Jedi is difficult enough -- it's like finding a challenge for Superman...besides other supermen.

But an MMO with "balanced classes", forget it.

In almost all, there is no such thing as a powerful melee, they are relegated to tanks with wiffle bats (a light saber? Yeesh.) plus some sneaky thief-like thing with a backstab, whose dps is almost as pathetic.

No, these are standard melee classes with cool looks and awesome sounds. That is all. They are not Jedi.

See, if they were remotely as powerful as a City of Heroes scrapper, out-dpsing blasters on single targets, life would be better.

And what's with armor, as if that isn't a dead giveaway? The saber blocks all, not armor.

It's a wrapper around standard MMO design. And we all know which one, right down to pathetic, expensive mount speed and tripartite skill trees.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 15, 2015, 13:35 KS
I like John C. Wright's Count to a Trillion series, one of the most literally fantastic and truly epic stories I've ever read.

It doesn't seem particularly right-wing, other than that the main, sort of Heinleinian protagonist has literally a duel with each antagonist down the millenia. And he loves his girl, man.

What if the message in Contact was a hell of a lot more complex, like the Blight's quantum data store at the beginning of A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vinge, layer after embedded layer, with vague instructions on how to amp one's own intelligence, so further layers could be understood.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 7, 2015, 11:06 KS
Fletch wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 10:37:
There are only THREE Star Wars movies, and I wouldn't exactly call that a marathon.

You luvs ya some Natalie, don'tcha?
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
36. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 18, 2015, 13:03 KS
> those of you who may remember your parents talking about Half Life



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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 13, 2015, 12:10 KS
Sony won't, not can't, refund the guy. The CC company will happily yank the fraudulent charges back out of Sony's account with them, but they will ban him.

I'm surprised their agreement with the CC company allows reprisals. Something like "It is your responsibility to work with us to prevent fraud, and if it is your error, you will cover the loss."
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News Comments > Star Citizen is Huge
55. Re: Star Citizen is Huge Mar 12, 2015, 13:10 KS
Flatline wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 12:42:
There is no way that the client is only going to be 100 gigs. It's like 30-40 gigs right now and only has like 5% max of the art assets of the final game.

I predict a minimum of 250 gigs when all is said and done, with my outlier prediction being half a TB.

Incidentally, 30 gig patches with any regularity will basically mean that anyone with data caps on their internet connection in the world are fucked.

I can't imagine why patches will be so huge once the game gets going and they are no longer downloading huge chunks of game.

If so, it sound like they have a stupid patch creation program that is not cognizant of files inside other compressed files.

I wonder how much is patching tech that is patented getting in the way.
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News Comments > WoW Patch Next Week
20. Re: WoW Patch Next Week Feb 18, 2015, 17:18 KS
I have outposts with 3/7 quests completed and don't know how to proceed. Visit one of the 3 lowbie lone ! on the map I guess. Some outpost regions have none.

- I have a follower as a garrison power in one region, the one you assign to L3 barracks. I read you could summon him anywhere in Draenor as a temp vendor. Have no idea how to.

- Apparently have to grind out eight trillion orders to unlock L3 of various garrison upgrades. I hate doing any.

- Have had one invasion so far, not counting mine unlock.

- Exceptional purple drop chest for Ashran win has never contained a purple, only the blues you can buy for freaking honor points.

- Purple conquest upgrading is slowed to a crawl now

- The only new mount I have since wod is I ground out the sky serpent from pandaland.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 5, 2015, 12:15 KS
Nintendo should clarify: Do not post anything we do not have the intellectual property rights over, or, if we do, that we have leased away rights over, as we are deep pockets and a target for lawsuits over profiting on stuff that does not belong to us, and our admitted "profit sharing" trumpets we are after the profits from this channel.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 5, 2015, 11:59 KS
From Nebula Online's FAQ: What is your business model?

"We're buy-to-play! No subscription fees, no cash shop, no nuthin' ! Just buy and play on our servers for ever and ever and ever!"

Ummmm, that's a business failure model. Where cometh the money to run the servers a few years down the road?

Expansion packs? So one giant item in a cash shop once in awhile then?
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Feb 3, 2015, 17:29 KS
You can now build a Warcraft III remake in Starcraft II

You mean you can now build a great RTS that was repurposed late in the development into a confused, mediocre, then-faddish squad-based action game in Starcraft II.
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Sold
30. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Sold Feb 2, 2015, 18:36 KS
ShakaUVM wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 16:28:
I was a beta tester for the first Everquest, and Smedley himself emailed me trying to work out a bug in their auto patcher. I don't get the hate for him. He seemed genuinely interested in figuring out what was going on and fixing it.

EverQuest balancing of classes early on consisted of seeing what classes were popular and nerfing them until people didn't like to play them anymore and moved on to something else.

Repeat ad nauseum until all classes were equally bland and about equal in population.

Oh, and most of the players also pissed at repeated nerfs to the fun aspect of popular classes which made you want to play them.

Lesson not learned by anyone: Boost boring or weak classes instead of tearing down popular ones.

Nerfs should be reserved for serious design flaws or unforseen massive advantages akin to a broken game.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2015, 12:13 KS
Engineers have been able to make quieter fans for decades now. The loudest setting deliberately roars because you are an idiot who thinks the car is broken if it doesn't roar. Obviously it could be doing a better job.

I'm sure house floor fans are the same way.
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
55. Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2015, 15:31 KS
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:42:
I want to know what makes W10 the best for gamers on the PC?
My guess is:
-share your gamertag between xbox and PC
-touchscreen support
-native xbox controller supportj
-kinect camera compatible with windows pc
-smart glass
-I don't know some other bullshit noone cares about we'll figure it out as we go

Hope support won't get cut anytime soon for Win7

Ahh now the bigger picture makes sense. Win 7 is moving into security patch only mode of support, no new features. It seemed odd to do this before Win 10, but now it's obvious.

With no Win 7 support for this stuff, and most people waiting for a major post-8 Windows, that means buy Win 10 if you want it, 'cause you sure ain't buying 8 even though it will have it.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2015, 12:47 KS
They should do drive-by identification of energy-leaking apartments. My old top (3rd) floor apartment got hot to the touch in the ceiling in summer, indicating no insulation. The already woefully inadequate AC couldn't keep it below 85 in summer.

Apartments should not be allowed to advertise AC if it's functionally useless. They are evil bastards who lie, lie, lie.
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