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Real Name Cliff Hicks   
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Nickname Devinoch
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Description Host of Starlight Society Podcast - http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Former Product Manager - Zattikka Games.
Former Producer/Lead Designer - Fierce Wombat Games.
Former Associate Producer - Kabam.
Former Customer Service Manager - GameSpot.
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Homepage http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 17:08
Total Comments 111 (Novice)
User ID 13926
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Shattering Countdown
2. Re: Boss Key Shattering Countdown Aug 23, 2015, 16:01 Devinoch
 
An announcement regarding the announcement of further announcements will be announced at a later announcement.  
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
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News Comments > Dota 2 The Majors Series Unveiled
2. Re: Dota 2 The Majors Series Unveiled Aug 22, 2015, 18:35 Devinoch
 
ForgedReality wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:38:
Shit just got real.

Bout time we had more Valve sanctioned/focused events other than the International.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Lawsuits Settled
17. Re: Duke Nukem Lawsuits Settled Aug 19, 2015, 14:11 Devinoch
 
Wait, we still get the residuals, right? WHAT?!?!? We Don't?!?! WHY NOT!?!?!

How do I business? Does someone know what this handbasket is for?
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Patched
1. Re: Heroes of the Storm Patched Aug 18, 2015, 13:28 Devinoch
 
The Jaina nerf is probably the most important one, but there's lots of good fixes in here. Glad to see they're keeping an active hand on this.  
Cliff "Devinoch" Hicks
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Diablo III Rewards
5. Re: Heroes of the Storm Diablo III Rewards Aug 18, 2015, 01:13 Devinoch
 
Oh. Right. I get him free. Cool.  
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News Comments > Seven Announced
11. Re: Seven Announced Aug 17, 2015, 14:15 Devinoch
 
We'll see. I haven't enjoyed a Thief-like game since, well, Thief. I will keep an eye on it, but my skepticism runs strong.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 10, 2015, 01:56 Devinoch
 
ViRGE wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 15:50:
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 15:09:
Does anyone care beyond LOL nerds?
No. But according to the player stats there are a ton of LOL nerds, so it's still important to a lot of people.

Actually, eSports non-compete clauses are going to be pretty important to a lot of people fairly quickly, I'd imagine. The question becomes whether or not you can lock someone down to just one title professionally, or allow them to cross-train. I personally think it's better to let players play whatever whenever, but hey, I'm not running the tournaments.
 
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News Comments > The International Results
25. Re: The International Results Aug 10, 2015, 01:39 Devinoch
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 23:59:
RaZ0r! wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 21:05:
CDEC lost the last game when they got rolled by EG trying to take the boss. It was a fairly even match till then.

I feel kind of bad for CDEC. They actually won their first match against EG, then lost the finale. Two matches but only one of them really counted.

That's double-elimination for you, though. CDEC were the wild card and for them to finish second in the International after having never won a LAN tournament before? Well, that's pretty damn impressive in its own right.

Like they say, it's not the first victory that counts - it's the last.
 
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News Comments > The International Results
24. Re: The International Results Aug 10, 2015, 01:29 Devinoch
 
Osc8r wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 23:38:
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 23:07:
Osc8r wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 18:41:
Ferazel wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 17:16:
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 15:07:
For a video game? That's beyond retarded. Fucking pro athletes are overpaid but at least they have to put real effort in. Our species is doomed.

I hope you're being sarcastic or you're just ignorant about pro-gaming.

Na, just the local troll.

Nice post btw.

I'm a troll because you're some fat kid who can't play real sports and gets picked on by jocks? Awww, sucks to be you, huh? Son, fat, lazy, and stupid is no way to go through life. You fat little bastards need to get out of youur parents basements. Get some excercise. Try actually speaking to a female. Jesus, and people wonder why you kids are tubs of lard.


lol. The guy with 21,000 posts on a gaming site has spoken.

Hmm... here's an idea, how about you quit projecting your life issues onto others.

Don't bother engaging the troll. Talking with Cutter is like trying to convince the Tea Party that the Bible actually says "love thy neighbor." I mean, you're right, but you're not going to change anything, and you'll get frustrated, and they'll get louder.

Best let the trolls troll on. The children will, at some point, realize how foolish they are. I mean, me, I think it's hilarious to watch him flounder for attention.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 28, 2015, 12:38 Devinoch
 
Number 3, nothing. There is no third thing.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 24, 2015, 03:14 Devinoch
 
"Apple Watch is a failure."
"Uh, it has 75% of the smartwatch market."
"It didn't grow the market though."
"Isn't that a natural progression?"
-two technologists arguing.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm QM Matchmaking Tweaked
4. Re: Heroes of the Storm QM Matchmaking Tweaked Jul 18, 2015, 14:56 Devinoch
 
The MM is part of my issue as well.

I also don't like the randomness of the team makeup for picks. I think picking and counter picking is the best part of DOTA, they should of left that in HOTS.

You get that in Hero League, which you unlock after a while.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 18, 2015, 06:12 Devinoch
 
God help that man; he has one hell of a hill to climb.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 13:56 Devinoch
 
Like most things Apple, I'll wait until a couple of iterations when they've gotten many of their kinks worked out and streamlined stuff some.

Mostly, I'm interested in getting the health related stuff - something that's tracking/recording my heartbeat the whole time - and having the ability to glance at notifications and such is just a nice added second.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
46. Re: Op Ed Jul 5, 2015, 06:49 Devinoch
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 23:25:
Yes, he made Wing Commander. Yes he's responsible for Freelancer & Privateer. But I suspect he's one of those guys who really, *really* needs someone standing over him cracking the whip and giving him constraints to work within in order to produce on time and in an orderly fashion.

I've often said - it's relatively easy to be a good game designer. It's much harder to be a good game producer. It's incredibly hard to be both designer and producer, and if you're going to try and do both, you damn well better let the producer half do more than half of the driving, otherwise you will be driving your car not only past the point of being out of gas, but past the point where your tires have exploded from being worn bald.

Feature creep is one of the biggest problems in game development. Learn to just say "not until later." If the game's successful, you can iterate and add on for all eternity. Get your fundamental shit done right and before your whole team sets itself on fire.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Player Bans/XP Boost
7. Re: Heroes of the Storm Player Bans/XP Boost Jul 2, 2015, 14:48 Devinoch
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 12:03:
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 10:06:
While I don't disagree with the bans wouldn't just allowing players to mute/ignore be much easier?

You can hide chat in HoTs but not mute certain people (or even ignore certain people)

Far worse problem for HoTs is the completely broken match-making.

You actually can mute people; it's just not easy to figure out how in the UI.

And yes, the matchmaking definitely needs work still.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
4. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 26, 2015, 17:48 Devinoch
 
What do you mean stermpowered.com isn't legitimately Valve?

As someone who's been approached by these sorts of people ridiculously often (I have an extremely rare Dota2 item, because I bought it during the week that Valve legit sold it) I've learned to spot them pretty easily, but they keep on trying.

It's kind of adorable. I just wish there were easier ways to report them.
 
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News Comments > Portal Stories: Mel Released
7. Re: Portal Stories: Mel Released Jun 25, 2015, 17:27 Devinoch
 
This was a triumph. We do what we must because we can.  
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News Comments > More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds
4. Re: More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds Jun 24, 2015, 17:33 Devinoch
 
And people ask why the PC versions of games usually come out later than the console versions. This is exactly why.

Either they'll fix it and people will be happy, or the patch won't fix it and people'll get their money back. Not a whole lot more they can do at this point.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details
5. Re: Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details Jun 17, 2015, 02:46 Devinoch
 
I've been a little disappointed as of late that the humor that was so prevalent in the tutorial is lacking from the rest of the game, but HotS is a nice palate cleanser for when I'm done with Dota for the night. Games are short and much harder to take seriously.  
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