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Nickname Icewind
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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 4 Live
10. Re: Diablo III Season 4 Live Aug 30, 2015, 01:25 Icewind
 
Axis wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 15:19:
D3 will never be an ARPG champion, it's a limited fun distraction at best. There won't be any amiibos coming out for it Krowen, it may be popular with kids but it's an adult rated game -- so curb your enthusiasm.

And what is? Grim Dawn, the king of derivative gameplay?

PathofExile, where you get wiped every major content addition?

D3 is the best ARPG since Sacred 2, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Released
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Released Aug 25, 2015, 11:36 Icewind
 
panbient wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 10:19:
And a 2.1 GB update on Steam even if you didn't get the expansion.

Will it ever reduce load times (mine averaged between 60-90 seconds)? I finished the base game like 2 weeks ago after logging 100 hours. I figure at least 10 of those were load screens.

Even with that gripe I totally plan on playing through it a 2nd time eventually.

Same problem with mine. By the game's end it was taking me 1-2 minutes for a save to load. It even takes about 2 minutes for the game to kick me to the main menu when I start over now.

Sloppy coding, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Graphics Rise
2. Re: Risen 3 Graphics Rise Aug 22, 2015, 13:50 Icewind
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:47:
It's odd that they release this just after a massive discount. It had been 80% off, quite steep for a game that's only a year old. I might have bought it if I had known about this.

Should have bought it anyway. It's a terrific game. Even in its original state, the game is incredibly gorgeous when run on a decent PC. I can't imagine how much better it can look.

 
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News Comments > 220M Grand Theft Auto Games Sold
9. Re: 220M Grand Theft Auto Games Sold Aug 22, 2015, 09:28 Icewind
 
CoD, Madden, GTA...I love how everyone tries to up their enlightened gamer coolness meter by denouncing these titles as trash. While you may be right, it just looks so pathetic to see people trashing them when clearly, your hobby wouldn't even exist anymore if it weren't for the cash flow generated by them.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jul 24, 2015, 12:14 Icewind
 
Moviebob is like the unfunny real-life version of Jay Sherman.  
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News Comments > KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added
18. Re: KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added Jul 21, 2015, 21:02 Icewind
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 20:30:
KOTOR 2 is so underrated, I never understood the hate it got. I think in many ways it's better than KOTOR 1. I love the characters and story in kotor 2 much better.


Oh I don't see any hate for it nowadays, not since the restored content mod finished anyway. Everyone pretty much accepts that it's better than KOTOR1, especially as far as the characters and writing go.

If anyone says any different, then they don't know what they're talking about.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2015, 18:41 Icewind
 
Everything can be called racist. Everything can be called homophobic. everything can be called misogynistic. How about we just STFU and just let people say, believe, and write what they want and stop being sensitive about it?  
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News Comments > GOG.com's Windows 10 Support
20. Re: GOG.com's Windows 10 Support Jul 8, 2015, 14:23 Icewind
 
Kajetan wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 14:05:
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 13:31:
Nice to hear they aren't breaking compatibility too bad, good on MS for that. And good on GOG for testing this proactively, the same old games that are available on Steam don't get that kind of intervention. GOG continues to be a great company to buy from.
Fingers crossed for Revenant and perhaps Star Trek Armada I, II. A PITA to get them running on modern Windows versions.

Oh god yes, Revenant! I'd kill to play that again. I have the original disc, but haven't been able to get it working since Windows 2000. I can get it *running* but it's either too slow, or if I run it in a wrapper, it's too fast and unstable.

Really, about 75% of their catalog runs on DOSbox anyway, and DOSbox is an emulator that is already geared up for Win 10.
 
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News Comments > Tales of Symphonia for PC Announced
1. Re: Tales of Symphonia for PC Announced Jul 3, 2015, 14:40 Icewind
 
We heard rumors Zestiria was coming to PC for months, since the leak on Best Buy or some such site's listings, but it wasn't formally announced until a month ago:

Link

 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Countdown Timer
9. Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown Timer Jun 29, 2015, 12:11 Icewind
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 18:40:
Bridge the gap between BG and BG2? What? That's all of like... one-two levels?

I thought these guys were going to attempt to make BG3 at some point?

You must not follow news, because this has been known since January. Everyone knew about the BG 1.5 game since Beamdog discussed it in an interview.

As for it being "one-two" levels, that's not totally correct either. Considering BG2 starts your characters off at lv 9 (even if you imported someone lower than that) and you probably beat BG1 at 7, it makes sense. Keep in mind even if you hack BG1+expansion to get you past the level 9 lock, it will still import you at 9 in BG2.

Anytime I beat BG1 I skip a lot of stuff and usually knock out Sarevok at lv6, maybe 7. If you clear the entire map, do every quest...yeah, you'll hit the max level of 9 easy.

So basically, tl;dr version: They can do what they do in BG2 and just lock you into any level they want. Might even just import your character state/name/colors and you'll have to re-jigger your stats to fit the adjusted level.

OR, more than likely, they'll just start you at 9 and the adventure's XP totals will be low enough so that you'll be lucky to hit 11.
 
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News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
64. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 22, 2015, 11:44 Icewind
 
Translation:

We tried to make something we would like instead of something gamers at large would like, thus it failed. It doesn't help that we are hipsters either.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Next Spring
4. Re: Doom Next Spring Jun 15, 2015, 00:10 Icewind
 
I've been seeing a lot of "Halo: DOOM" B.S. in the forums I haunt. Shame too, because I'm liking what I saw. Maybe being 40 and having gamed for 34 years changes a man, but I loved the gore, kill scenes and items-spilling-from-corpses stuff. Reminded me of Brutal DOOM in a way.

I'm really looking forward to next spring. Time to build that new rig.
 
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
8. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 10:17 Icewind
 
It's just angry little pissant nobody developers (Who are SJWs) whining about finally being unable to trick people into buying their garage-developed garbage.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
4. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC May 28, 2015, 20:33 Icewind
 
This DLC has been on Steam since Monday.  
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News Comments > More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy
41. Re: More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy May 19, 2015, 17:54 Icewind
 
Let's put it this way: I have three PCs currently up and running. Two of these are AMD machines, one is Nvidia (A laptop with win 8.1 and a 735m)

On my AMD rigs, whenever a game adds an install of Physx during its launching routine, it breaks all games that require Physx and I have to uninstall, clean, and reinstall Physx to get all Physx games to run again.

Whenever I play the same games on my nvidia-based laptop nothing happens. Everything works fine and nothing breaks.

I have always believed that nvidia does this knowing it screws up some AMD systems.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. May 18, 2015, 04:28 Icewind
 
Squirmer wrote on May 18, 2015, 00:55:
"Single issue" lol. I've had this Blues account since 2002, 5 years longer than you've had yours.

Less then 900 posts though, over a 13 years period?

I barely post here and don't even involve myself with the community and have 1500 over the same time period as you.

Face it, you're just here to stir up trouble.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Encownters
2. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Encownters May 15, 2015, 21:04 Icewind
 
Bring back Ogden's Tavern.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
23. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer May 7, 2015, 20:49 Icewind
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 7, 2015, 20:06:
This game looks amazing... I really, really need to get the previous Witcher games finished. :/

Also, W3 needs to go on sale.

It is on sale. It's been on sale since it debuted on GOG (and Steam)

If you want a bigger discount, you'll be waiting a loooooong time.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Reveal Next Week
1. Re: Assassin's Creed Reveal Next Week May 7, 2015, 18:46 Icewind
 
Oppression of what? That horrible patriarchy that made you take a crap degree?  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End
66. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End May 3, 2015, 12:15 Icewind
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on May 1, 2015, 12:06:
InBlack wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 03:45:
Have any of you ESO players played through Morrowind, Oblivion or Skyrim?

This is not an Elder Scrolls game. It's an MMO skinner box. A reskin of a favorite setting raped in the typical MMO fashion. Sorry to rain on your parade but to me gameplay has to go hand in hand with story and atmosphere, I can't play an MMO such as this one and pretend to be in Tamriel. The whole experience is frustrating and completely breaks any and all immersion. Sorry, but this is not an Elder Scrolls MMO done right.

I beat Oblivion and Skyrim multiple times. I played Morrowind but didn't beat it. I own and played the original game - Arena too.

I like ESO.

YMMV.


Don't know if anyone still visits this thread, but I'm a diehard Elder Scrolls fan, from Daggerfall days. I've beaten Daggerfall 5 times, gone throguh Morrowind 3 times, beat Oblivion twice and Skyrim once....

and I LOVE ESO.

Yeah, it doesn't play like an Elder Scrolls game, sure, but it shares a lot of what made those games fun. Like heavy lore, large worlds with lots to explore in them, and a great crafting system.

I do wish the characters were class-less, and that the combat was more reactive, but for an MMORPG it's light years ahead of its competitors, IMHO.
 
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