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Signed On Nov 21, 2002, 00:39
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News Comments > Blizzard Promises Diablo III Players Death
12. Re: Blizzard Promises Diablo III Players Death Feb 10, 2012, 11:48 Yifes
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:18:
I'll be more impressed if they actually retain the difficulty rather than nerf it and turn it in to a hand holding experience for the bucket heads.

Don't worry. There's no need to cater to casual gamers on higher difficulties. That's what normal is for. In fact, I think Blizzard has a history of making Diablo bosses harder, not easier.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Promises Diablo III Players Death
9. Re: Blizzard Promises Diablo III Players Death Feb 10, 2012, 11:17 Yifes
 
LittleMe wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 10:43:
That isn't dying. Your char is still playable. It's just a xp loss and your equipment is still on your char. They should have a mode where you have just one life.

They do. Hardcore mode will be in the game, just like in D2.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
20. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 11:11 Yifes
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:03:
No more than AutoDesk owns Transformers because 3dsMax was used to assemble the models. Being the toolmaker confers no ownership of the finished product (unless there's a contract stating otherwise, i.e. the free version of Unreal Engine 3).

Blizzard certainly has no standing to own the DotA trademark. The only party that has any standing is Valve, and even then it's not immediately clear that they should get it.

I'd assume that it'd depend on the Warcraft 3 map editor EULA?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
18. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 11:08 Yifes
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 10:57:
I know of at least one example of a Valve game that started out as a mod on a game IP that wasnt owned by them. Team Fortress.

BLizzard is making DOTA? Well thats news to me, I stand corrected then. How long has it been in development compared to Valve's version?

The big difference again is that TF had clear cut developers and Valve bought the entire team along with the IP.

Blizzard announced their version of DOTA in Blizzcon 2010, and I assume Valve's version has been in development longer.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
13. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 10:55 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 10:38:
At this point it's changed hands and developers so many times I think the courts are going to have sort it out. I really have no idea who is the wrong because we aren't privy to exactly how ownership was handed down over the years.

The whole point is that NOBODY owns Dota. Anyone who wanted to make their own version could, and there were a million different variations floating around BNET. There were no centralized development for one team to hand over to another, except for the latest All-Stars variant of DOTA, through which Valve is trying to lay ownership claim over the entire IP.

The only entity that even has a remotely legitimate claim on the name DOTA is Blizzard, depending on the details of the EULA for content made using Warcraft 3's map editor.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
12. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 10:44 Yifes
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 10:34:
Obviously the people who originally created the MOD should get some credit. But when has that EVER happened in the history of our beloved hobby?? Valve has a long history of making games based on mods. They usually hire the team involved in the original MOD as well. I dont know about DOTA, but if Blizzard wanted to get on board with a standalone DOTA game they should have done so before Valve did. Right now they simply look like douchebags trying to protect an IP out of self-interest.

If on the other hand they developed their own version of a DOTA game, that would be a different matter. As far as I know they arent doing so.

First of all, Blizzard IS making their own version of DOTA.

Second, Valve's previous IP acquisitions were originally mods built on Valve's game engines. Valve usually hired the entire dev team and bought the entire studio making these games (ie. Turtle Rock Studios, makers of L4D), acquiring the IP rights in the process.

This time however, Valve hired one guy out of the many people who worked on the original DotA mod for Warcraft 3. Now they're trying to trademark DOTA and fuck over everyone else who's ever connected with the project. So yeah, Valve is the giant douchebag in the room here.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance - Back in Action
27. Re: Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance - Back in Action Feb 10, 2012, 10:35 Yifes
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 09:29:
For the record, the new X-COM strategy game does not have action points. That has been totally stripped out. But it's still turn based, so I still have hope. I'm just overall confused.

The new XCOM system won't have a huge impact on gameplay. If you take a shot in a turn, then your movement range for that turn is reduced. Kind of like the system in Temple of Elemental Evil.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
3. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 10:14 Yifes
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 10:11:
As a fan of Blizzard's games I have to say this, fuck Blizzard. This is despicably low.

Blizzard isn't trying to trademark DOTA. Blizzard is trying to prevent Valve from trademarking DOTA. Valve trying to steal an IP that is COMMUNITY created - that's what's despicably low in the first place.

Fuck Valve in this matter.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
2. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 10:12 Yifes
 
About time someone stood up to Valve trying to trademark shit that doesn't belong to them.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance - Back in Action
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance - Back in Action Feb 9, 2012, 21:42 Yifes
 
Screw this shit... Bring on XCOM!  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 This Year, Beta Expanding Soon
29. Re: Guild Wars 2 This Year, Beta Expanding Soon Jan 23, 2012, 22:14 Yifes
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 21:17:
GW2 may very well turn out great, personally I didn't enjoy the first game at all but hey maybe it just isn't my style of mmo.

It's very different from the first game.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Patch Live and Causing PvP Problems
21. Re: The Old Republic Patch Live and Causing PvP Problems Jan 19, 2012, 08:29 Yifes
 
Doombringer wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 00:27:
The faction imbalance: again, this is news?

Yeah, you need 3 sides for world pvp. Bring on Guild Wars 2.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jan 12, 2012, 17:44 Yifes
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 12, 2012, 15:57:
It's a good article. I'm not sure removing the challenge at the end of the game is such a great idea, but we'll see. I've played literally hundreds of hours of XCOM, but not for 10 or more years now, and I think I only got to the alien dimension once. I love the journey and struggle of the early game.

Same here. The early game is the best. Once you have flying suits, blaster bombs, and psi-amps, the game becomes boring. You lose the tension and the excitement that makes the early game great, and missions become a chore - a distraction to skip over until you finish researching The Martian Solution.

Also, the first point of the article makes no sense. Whatever confusion you experience in learning to play a game is transient. The lack of tutorial contributes nothing to long term greatness and replayability of the game.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
208. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 10, 2012, 14:15 Yifes
 
deqer wrote on Jan 10, 2012, 12:58:
Blizzard is doing this so that Blizzard can own you, and they think you'll buy into it because they know you love them and love Diablo.

Enough with the hyperbole. Stop pretending you're on some crusade against big brother. Yeah they track you in game but stop being a drama queen about how Blizzard is out to control your life; leave that to Google and Facebook and every other internet company out there.

I can see why some people are adamant about how gaming is a product and I should be able to do what I want, when I want to my product, but gaming in general is heading towards online integration. You'll see that with the next console generation too. Like it or not, gaming is evolving into a service, not a product, and if you can't adapt to that, then it's going to more and more limit your choices and quality of life as a gamer.

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News Comments > True X-COM Sequel: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Revealed
10. Re: True X-COM Sequel: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Revealed Jan 5, 2012, 12:07 Yifes
 
"XCOM's destructible tactical environments, the interaction between the real-time strategic view and the turn-based combat"

Fuck yes.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2?
39. Re: Company of Heroes 2? Dec 20, 2011, 20:44 Yifes
 
Dades wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:38:
Yifes wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:35:
Congratulations, you win. You've proven to be quite witty and creative with that persuasive argument.

Great, maybe now you can go back to lording Starcraft over other people.

K, and you can go back to making smarmy remarks and contributing nothing to a discussion.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2?
37. Re: Company of Heroes 2? Dec 20, 2011, 20:35 Yifes
 
Dades wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:28:
Yifes wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:28:
Dades wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:25:
Using the word scrubs automatically makes you a douchebag that no one is going to listen to.

Making assumptions based on one word automatically makes you an idiot.

Posting like an idiot makes you an idiot.

You've proven to be quite witty and creative with that persuasive argument. I especially like the variety in your alliteration, contrasting 'idiot' with 'idiot'. That's some lil'jon high level dis you got there. Congratulations, you win.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2?
35. Re: Company of Heroes 2? Dec 20, 2011, 20:28 Yifes
 
Dades wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:25:
Using the word scrubs automatically makes you a douchebag that no one is going to listen to.

Making assumptions based on one word automatically makes you an idiot. It takes a stubbornly stupid mind to be able block out all content and focus on the one thing that fits your preconceived bias.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2?
32. Re: Company of Heroes 2? Dec 20, 2011, 20:22 Yifes
 
SectorEffector wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:14:
Yifes wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:11:
SectorEffector wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:02:
No matter what starcraft is about acting first, and the build tree is as linear as COD's Singleplayer campaign.

Couldn't be more wrong. A properly scouted rush will get you shut down quickly

building quickly.

In the scrub leagues, sure. Once you get out of the novice range and everyone can build shit fast, then the real game starts. You really think people will sit around and watch 13 years of Starcraft if all there is to it is who can build shit the fastest?
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2?
30. Re: Company of Heroes 2? Dec 20, 2011, 20:11 Yifes
 
SectorEffector wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 20:02:
No matter what starcraft is about acting first, and the build tree is as linear as COD's Singleplayer campaign.

Couldn't be more wrong. A properly scouted rush will get you shut down quickly, and Zerg is much more suited to a macro reactive game, and almost never rushes in professional games. And saying the build tree is linear is pure ignorance.

Here's an example 46 different Terran opening builds depending on what strategy you want to persue in the midgame.

And no, it's not just "insane" Koreans going "gaga". With IEM, Dreamhack, North American Star League, Major League Gaming each with prizes in the tens of thousands, and countless smaller tournaments, most of SCII's esports scene is in the west.

This comment was edited on Dec 20, 2011, 20:18.
 
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