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Signed On Mar 4, 2003, 23:52
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News Comments > WoW: Mists of Pandaria Talent Calculator
8. Re: WoW: Mists of Pandaria Talent Calculator Nov 23, 2011, 15:43 m00t
 
I like what they did with the talents in MoP (still not going to go back for other reasons). To be perfectly frank, you had the same number of real choices to make in Cata as you do in MoP except now newbies can't screw up and miss filling out talents that are really vital to their class. The old system was unsustainable and didn't add a lot to the game except unnecessary complexity.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized
193. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 28, 2011, 01:14 m00t
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals

So, would you say these animals sometimes exhibit "homosexual" behavior because they watched it in humans or because it came to them naturally?
 
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News Comments > From Dust DRM Dust Up - Refunds Offered? [Updated]
2. Re: From Dust DRM Dust Up - Refunds Offered? Aug 18, 2011, 21:36 m00t
 
Boo, bad Ubi. This game looks fun, but I guess I'll pass. Maybe get it on the Xbox.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 15, 2011, 13:29 m00t
 
Actually it's hilarious because it's just a signal strength tester. There's nothing about it that makes it "find" child porn. it just finds wi-fi connections. The article and the comments are fantastically uninformed.

Likely scenario: Cops log in to poorly/un-secured wi-fi, snoop some un-encrypted traffic, see child porn, then hunt down the wi-fi router with that SSID and all clients connected to it.

Nothing special about the device, cops are just catching up with circa 1999 technology.

And as for the mindless commentators on that site crying about privacy, SECURE YOUR WI-FI! You're broadcasting stuff over the air, anyone can pick it up.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed II
4. Re: Op Ed II Jun 29, 2011, 03:24 m00t
 
They don't assume that. They are merely operating within the current social biases against sex and towards violence. As violence is already so pervasive in other mediums, the law would only be able to very narrowly constrain purchases since they haven't similarly banned other violent media sales to children. Basically they're telling the law makers to be consistent if they want to try banning things, which I think is fair. This law targeted the game industry specifically, not violent media generally.  
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News Comments > Betting on Duke Pays Off
1. Re: Betting on Duke Pays Off Jun 18, 2011, 15:04 m00t
 
I hope eBaying the "goodies" results in enough cash to pay for the years of therapy required after playing the game.  
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Beta Key Giveaway Continues
15. Re: Age of Empires Online Beta Key Giveaway Continues Apr 27, 2011, 12:47 m00t
 
Already have a key, but for folks on the fence: It's pretty fun. Two modes, city management which you build your tech tree, resource, gear and shop buildings, get quests, and generally play a super-lite sim city. Then quests send you to a battle mode where you play AoE for a bit (10 - 25 minutes for most of the early quests) with the technology you unlocked in the first mode available to you. You still have to advance ages in the battle mode (though some quests start you in Age 2). You equip gear to unit types and buildings in the city phase which provide bonuses in the combat phase. There is a fixed quest chain with repeatable and challenge quests added about 1/3 of the way through. Note only the Greek civ is available atm.

The largest deficiency so far is co-op. The 2nd player starts with effectively nothing and spends most of the game catching up to player 1. I *think* the 2nd player gets double xp from kills to compensate, but you have to get the killing blow, no shared xp. Also there are loot caches on the map which go to whomever picks them up, so if your player 1 friend is a bit rude they might grab them before you have any major units. That's really the worst I can say about it. If you liked AoE, you'll probably like this.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
27. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 2, 2011, 23:50 m00t
 
It seems like a lot of people are missing the point he's trying to make. Yes, it is ridiculous to compare piracy to a bad review. That IS the point he's trying to make. Companies make such a massive deal about how 1 pirated copy is directly equal to lost money (actually, each pirated copy is worth about 150 times more than a copy costs judging by the numbers thrown out). Yet bad reviews also cost publishers sales, so if The Lost Sale is the big deal to them, why aren't they going after bad reviews with similar zeal? Because the concept of a Lost Sale is ridiculous. At least in the context of how DRM peddlers use it.  
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News Comments > Gaikai Live
39. Re: Gaikai Live Feb 28, 2011, 16:39 m00t
 
Verno wrote on Feb 28, 2011, 15:36:
People often believe that they should get the savings passed onto them because often times thats how the industry persuades them to adopt these services. I've heard everyone from Valve to EA claim that digital sales would lower prices and that hasn't happened.

At least as far as Valve is concerned, I'd say you're wrong. I've never seen a brick and mortar store do the kinds of sales that Steam has. Lots of stuff (even new games and pre-orders) goes on sale pretty frequently and for significant discounts. If that's not a lower price, what is? Of my 152 games, probably 90% were at or below 75% of retail price.

As for EA, well, it's EA, what do you expect?
 
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News Comments > Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues
14. Re: Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues Jan 26, 2011, 13:26 m00t
 
I changed the port I was hosting on and then I had to use the 'invite to game' feature on my Steam friend list for people to get in (even on LAN). Lots of work to be done for this one, but the gameplay is pretty fun and for $10 it's a decent deal. I do hope they release and endless type mode similar to Torchlight. And a PvP mode with a large map (so it's not just a spawn-camp fest).  
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News Comments > Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues
9. Re: Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues Jan 26, 2011, 12:12 m00t
 
I had a few issues getting a multiplayer game started and the perf wasn't great. But once I opened a port (yeah, I know.) in the router I was able to play through 6 chapters with my wife and a friend. It's a lot of fun once you get in, so I assume once they sort out the general issues it'll be really popular.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Sales Milestone, Interview
2. Re: Minecraft Sales Milestone, Interview Dec 5, 2010, 15:11 m00t
 
Classic mode is a bit different from Survival (the paid version). In survival the blocks don't disappear instantly and there is a day/night cycle. You start with an empty inventory and have to work your way up to better tools. It's a bit more engaging than the Classic mode.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Bans
9. Re: StarCraft II Bans Nov 30, 2010, 23:34 m00t
 
Icewind wrote on Nov 30, 2010, 22:41:
gilly775 wrote on Nov 30, 2010, 21:19:
StingingVelvet wrote on Nov 30, 2010, 21:12:
Yay for banning idiots from multiplayer.

Boo for that meaning they lose all access to the game after 30 days.

I don't think it's just MP. They were banning people for cheating in SP too.

That's just pathetic. You can't even run a few cheats in singleplayer? I had heard about that last time they banned people but couldn't believe it.

It's like ID banning you for using "idkfa".

Blizzard sure has changed since Activision dug their claws into them.


No, they're banning people who used hacks in single-player to circumvent the fact that using cheats would not grant them achievements. Honestly, I think they should just be stripped of their achievements and not be allowed to play online or exist on battle.net at all. If they want to hack in single player, I don't care, but Blizzard is entirely within their rights to prevent the outcome of those hacks from appearing on their service.

If you use the built-in cheats it prevents you from gaining achievements during the game you used them but you won't be banned.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V Patched
8. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V Patched Oct 22, 2010, 23:03 m00t
 
Sigh, still crashes just the exact same way.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V Patched
3. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V Patched Oct 22, 2010, 13:49 m00t
 
Nooooo I'm so close to the end. It crashes at the start of the same turn every time. Hopefully it'll last until I finish. We'll see though.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V Patched
1. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V Patched Oct 22, 2010, 13:24 m00t
 
FINALLY I CAN FINISH MY GAME (I hope!)  
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News Comments > Plants vs Zombies Steam Patch
3. Re: Plants vs Zombies Steam Patch Sep 12, 2010, 00:33 m00t
 
I have the steam version and I have a Zombie Creator in my game. Zombatar, to be specific. I don't think the zombie shows up in game, it just saves a picture of it that you can use as an avatar on message boards.


Also, I had no problem using the steam cloud storage. My save came through just fine.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's PC Stance
36. Re: Blizzard's PC Stance Aug 11, 2010, 14:32 m00t
 
I agree with what you're saying, m00t. But it's not what I meant exactly.

GPUs should indeed still have different features and all, and be different from eachother as a whole, but wouldn't it be a good thing if they all had this same... well, let's say basic technology. PC game developers can then build their games on that basis. In this way, I think (but my logic may be flawed since I'm no expert) games shouldn't have to crash anymore on one GPU and work fine on another. Same with CPUs.

Well, you would think. But even within a single company this isn't the case. nVidia, AMD, Intel, and other chip mfgs revise their core technologies from time to time. Even Intel chips only implement the x86 interface in microcode and run a somewhat more RISC like architecture at it's core. OpenGL and DirectX are an attempt to insulate developers from the differences in hardware implementation, but even then some hardware bugs creep through. Drivers are filled with per-game / per-card combinations of fixes for one problem or another.

Also I think the technology is still evolving too fast to settle down. Backwards compatibility, while useful, is also a huge bottle-neck in terms of growing the capabilities of a design. Look at Windows. Many of the backwards compatibility features are really just preserving the behavior of bugs that people started to rely on. This adds complexity and leaves potential vulnerabilities.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's PC Stance
4. Re: Blizzard's PC Stance Aug 10, 2010, 21:07 m00t
 
No. It would harm computing significantly and would likely incur anti-trust lawsuits from the government. The competition (what there is of it) is good and, theoretically, helps keep the prices lower.

Also, a lot of the compatibility issues often stem from board makers like Asus (not saying Asus is a culprit, just an example of a separate board maker) and not necessarily from the graphics chip itself.

That said, it's not like consoles are immune to hardware issues. The original XBox had problems with it's DVD drive, and the 360, well, let's just say we invented a new phrase to encompass the scope of fail.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Alpha Tonight
14. Re: Natural Selection 2 Alpha Tonight Jul 27, 2010, 13:18 m00t
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 27, 2010, 01:40:
I fail to see any wisdom in releasing an alpha quality client to paying customers. 1% will recognize what an alpha is, and the rest will just be upset that the game isn't running good at all.

Anyone that would be aware of NS2, pre-orders the special edition, and is interested in playing an alpha, knows what an alpha is.

Stardock releases its game like this too. Let's the fans be a part of polishing and balancing the game to something great. They plan on doing nearly weekly updates from here on out.


Sadly I've already seen a handful of people complaining "how dare they release the game in this state. We're paying customers!!!!!11" and demanding refunds. It's almost like they think that devs finish the game months/years ahead of time for some reason.
 
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