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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2012, 13:51 DG
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 11:00:
Amazing isn't it how so many companies claim to be fixated on customer satisfaction, and yet customer support is almost always annoying and frequently useless.
TBF customers usually talk about the importance of service, but actually buy whatever is cheapest. Then complain about the service but either stick with it, or move to the next cheapest.

People generally do not pay for service and do not like paying for a person's time either. Happens with every industry: mechanics always throw a huge premium onto parts. That optician bill saying $200 glasses + $50 eyetest is really $50 frames + $200 eye test & fitting. Time is very expensive, for whatever the wage of the person you deal with the cost is double to triple that due to supervision, training, overheads etc.

(not a dig at Blue, no idea what he's buying, could well be the super premium business package before I know)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Company of Heroes Aug 4, 2012, 15:29 DG
 
Finally got around to installing Company of Heroes on Steam. What's with having to create a Relic account and login? Even before getting to options menu.

Anyone know if this is necessary and what's the point? I googled and some folks say you can disconnect from net so I could try firewall it out, but would I be missing anything?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction House Change Plans
12. Re: Diablo III Auction House Change Plans Aug 3, 2012, 14:10 DG
 
"Simple oversights", subtly put.

Other obvious ones are sorting by the columns e.g. time to expire. How about the ability to put items in a watch-list and compare them? Why does it compare to equipped items when doing some things, but not others?

And how about "OR" rules for the searches like "life per sec OR life on hit".

AH is just about stuffed now anyway. There's rampant inflation on uber items while sellers are trying to start bidding on entry-level Inferno at millions of gold, but nobody is buying because people either want uber gear or don't have millions. Not that there's many people playing especially at entry level. I'm not even confident the uber gear is selling, unless the bidding starts low.

No, I don't have any idea why I'm still trying to play this game. I can make progress in Act II now but only in low MF/GF gear so the gear I find is nearly all shit and nobody is buying the entry level stuff even at 20k buyout, so I'm barely breaking even. Farming Act II really is even less fun than Act I, which was already in negative-fun territory.

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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Trailer
10. Re: PlanetSide 2 Trailer Jul 26, 2012, 14:06 DG
 
Very nice trailer but I'm going to go ahead and assume that it's just a render with no basis in the actual graphical quality or gameplay.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Wizard Bug Fix; Barbarian Bug Found?
36. Re: Diablo III Wizard Bug Fix; Barbarian Bug Found? Jul 25, 2012, 13:40 DG
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 13:00:
I also remember at the very beginning of the movie, two aliens injure themselves to escape a prison cell or something. I remember realizing at that moment this movie was going to be a train wreck, since that seemed so out of character with what they had shown aliens do in the past.
IIRC 2 aliens bullied and killed the third.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 24, 2012, 15:09 DG
 
That'd move it into contention just as a BR movie player.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Day Nine
9. Re: Steam Summer Sale Day Nine Jul 20, 2012, 15:41 DG
 
Far Cry 2 on the flash sale, not a great game but enjoyable and worth that money.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Development Complete
23. Re: Borderlands 2 Development Complete Jul 20, 2012, 15:37 DG
 
Yeah started off with a bit too much "training mode", and did have the odd sparse bits particularly in act 1, but got better and had plenty good bits, some of which I repeated just for fun + looting.

Personally I thought most of the DLC good value, though a bit strange as some clearly meant for mid-game content so very easy if you'd completed the game.

Waiting to buy the "complete" pack for cheaper and more significantly, with the DLC ready, is probably a good move but I'm looking forward to this so pre-ordered.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
54. Re: On Sale Jul 15, 2012, 05:50 DG
 
Damn I'd have jumped on a Witcher 2 flash sale but I guess that happened in the early hours over here.

Grabbed LA Noire though, and if Buy Legend of Grimrock wins the flash sale I might pick it up for a fiver.

Nealy went for Anno 2070, some great comments and I think I could do with that kind of game soon, but talk of the DRM put me right off.

Nothing much really biting me though and I can't really think of any games I even want really except Civ V Gods & Kings which is too new for big discount. Otherwise it's DayZ, but I have a feeling those guys are either enjoying the wads of cash that mod is throwing their way or starting to wonder how they'll get away with turning it into a retail game if so many people have bought ArmaII for it already...

TBH I don't know why I even buy these sales. If I wanted a game I'd have bought it already, my wallet isn't particularly fat but my time is very thin. I still have games unplayed from previous sales - and I don't remember buying anything last year...

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News Comments > F1 Race Stars for PCs Too
5. Re: F1 Race Stars for PCs Too Jul 15, 2012, 05:37 DG
 
I'm not seeing why they've paid an F1 licence for this, clearly bears no relation to F1 other than the likeness of the drivers.

Maybe F1 paid Codemasters in an effort to get more kids into F1. Doubt it, but in my mind actually a more logical business move.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2012, 17:21 DG
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 14, 2012, 15:35:

Considering how cheap a good laser printer will cost these days, you might want to consider grabbing one of those the next time you need a replacement. Especially with the cost of toner cartridges. I picked up a Samsung CLP-320 for $120 last year and I'm still on the starter toner kit, and I've already printed double what the starter kit listed for the number of pages would print. They listed 2000 b/w and 400-500 colour. I've gotten ~4800b/w and around 650 colour so far.

And considering the toner cartridge is around the same price each for a single colour pack these days, I still end up coming ahead when I did the math.
+1

Picked up a super-cheap Samsung ML-2010 maybe 5 years ago and never looked back. I'm still using the toner that came with it, it's much faster, print quality much higher and more reliable. Can be slightly fussy with paper though.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
149. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 13, 2012, 14:15 DG
 
Yes they're giving the daily deals a big overlap this year.

Glad / wallet sad because in the past I've been afk for a day and missed stuff.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2012, 14:06 DG
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 10:37:
Actually sold for about $16m in all.
Read a few articles from Techcrunch now that have left me thinking they're pretty financially savvy, relative to most non-business sites anyway (and even a few of those tbh).

Well, either that or they're checking things instead of just coming across some factoid and posting it on the assumption that it's the whole story...

er anyway, ty for link
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2012, 14:00 DG
 
Bodolza wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 12:32:
Meanwhile, Reddit, which could really use an interface re-haul, seems to be gaining in popularity.
obligatory Reddit Enhancement Suite FTW plug...

I'm not feeling any need for a redesign since using that. No major changes, everything's just about the same but better.

Reddit's still okay but it has gone way downhill. Arguably about since that time Digg were having problems and loads of their users went over, but probably more fair to say it's just due to the expanding userbase.

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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
72. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 12, 2012, 17:46 DG
 
Prez wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 16:34:
Shogun 2 was a maybe until I drilled down and realized how much stuff you don't get for that $7.50 including the most recent expansion.

If you are a fan of the Total War style or the Feudal Japan time period, I can virtually guarantee that will be the best $7.50 you have ever spent on a game. The DLC is largely filler stuff - for $7.50 you are getting a complete, engrossing, and gorgeous strategy game that you can and will play for dozens of hours.

Then there's the Shogun 2 Darthmod, which improves virtually every weakness the original game had, most notably the AI.
Does Shogun 2 play like the first Shogun, i.e. really good fun and not overburdened with crap like Rome? They seemed to be going downhill with every iteration of that game - on the strategy map anyway, they did seem to be getting better with the battles.

I gave up on the series with Rome, which was decent for battles but the strategy was a tortured experience (even though, or perhaps because, I like the civ games).
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
71. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 12, 2012, 17:37 DG
 
sauron wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 16:49:
Anyone think Skyrim will go below $39.99? Been looking forward to it for ages but not at $59.99. It's already 33% off.
it's a bargain at full price, IMHO. But as always with the sale, but on a daily deal or buy on the last day.


As for these badges, I haven't even achieved
Launch any game from your games list in the Steam Client.
ooohhhh kaaaay...


And yeah 20 is more than I'm willing to pay just to try DayZ mod.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Rewards Borderlands 1 Vets
14. Re: Borderlands 2 Rewards Borderlands 1 Vets Jul 7, 2012, 16:19 DG
 
Borderlands keeps saves in the My Docs folder.

If you're going to back up anything, surely...

Anyway, despite being a Borderlands 1 owner, I'm glad this at least is trivial customisation extras. I hate all this "bonus" content (i.e. stuff removed for everyone else) only for people who preorder (yeah I see they have that too), or even worse only if they buy at some special store.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
15. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 13:54 DG
 
nin wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 11:18:
I'll be curious if this is enforced, or something digital services can simply get around by adding something to their EULA, along the lines of "if you use this service, you agree not to resell your games".
No, for starters the ruling means there'd be no "damages" for the publisher to sue for. For seconds, in the EU, standard form contracts with consumers are considered non-negotiated (i.e. there's almost an assumption that it wasn't even read) and basically anything that is not reasonably expected is usually void.

They comment as such in the quote -
therefore, even if the licence agreement prohibits a further transfer, the rightholder can no longer oppose the resale of that copy.
However, bear in mind there can be a service element to a digitally acquired game. That's a different relationship and non-transferability is likely a lot more defensible.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III RMAH Issues
85. Re: Diablo III RMAH Issues Jul 2, 2012, 13:51 DG
 
eunichron wrote on Jul 1, 2012, 17:53:
[lots of stuff]
Cheers, I don't go around on D3 forums or anything so hard to see what the base line is meant to be.

I was thinking I had half-decent gear (for the earliest entry-level into Inferno) but lacking in skillz, but those stats are way above mine, yeah I'm Barb. If I lose the gold find stuff I'm at, before powers:
8.3k dmg
25k HP
420/sec regen life
5.6% life steal
19% block chance
23% dodge chance
66% dmg reduction (armour)
~260 average resistances

Trouble is, trying to nudge those stats up on the AH costs insane gold. Even gear with lesser affixes at lvl60 costs 5x as much as my lvl56-58 stuff. To get real gear it's in the millions.

I only have 1.3m gold and sack loads of loot that isn't great so may or may not sell at all on the AH.

FWIW, putting back on the high GF gear my gold find on Hell goes to about 185% with 5 nephalem valour and it was definitely bringing in a ton more than I can do on Inferno. The basic gold drop doesn't seem to be noticeably higher in the early parts of Inferno yet in Inferno it's unrealistic to be able to get that nephalem stack going, and in Hell I can rip through everything in half the time and not die.

I'm thinking that whilst going for gold worked better than magic find up to lvl60, in the last bit of Hell the nephalem valour kicked in and suddenly rares drop like candy. Plus at these prices one decent Inferno drop would obliterate the gold found in the time?

My guess at this point is I'd probably have to farm Hell gold for a bit in order to make entry-level into Inferno, where I switch to farming for rares.

But I'm not sure I can be bothered coming home from work (which is really heavy-going at the moment) and doing that, and sure as shit I'm not going to hit the RMAH.

edit: also I think lag is a problem as yesterday I couldn't even kill a goblin. I had him down to a sliver of health then he ran off, stopped again, and even though I was mashing away at him, he opened his portal and buggered off.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III RMAH Issues
59. Re: Diablo III RMAH Issues Jul 1, 2012, 17:34 DG
 
Started Inferno today.

Fuck.

I actually got owned by a normal mob. I hadn't figured on needing to use powers on a regular mob. I got through a few champions and two elite packs, but I wasn't expecting to have to use powers on regular mobs.

They die okay enough, I mean, on Hell my enchantress was one-shotting them and now barely scratches them, but they go down in 3-4 swings and she's overdue for an upgrade.

But damn, even a little scrape from a zombie thing takes a chunk of health off. Must be at least 2000hp a scratch? A mob that on Hell couldn't take down HP faster than I could regen it even without the battle cry, now has me running away even with battle cry. TBF maybe I overdid the resistances thing, hence being able to deal with the magic the elites are throwing around whilst getting wasted on physical damage.

Maybe if I farm Hell for a while I could make enough gold to gear up. I guess need to do Hell because so far in Inferno the gold drop doesn't seem to be any better, and a *lot* worse if I can't get nehalem valour. Actually maybe the +115% gold find is another thing I'll have to sacrifice...

But, nope. I work hard enough at work and farming feels like more work, only less satisfying and unpaid. Why the fuck would I do that? Are these guys doing massive amounts of farming in need of a job or what? And no, I'm not going to buy off the RMAH because that's not gaming entertainment either - and it's certainly not good value.
 
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