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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 9, 2014, 16:52 Fion
 
92 sounds about right, I freaking love the game. I finished the main quest about 20 hours in and have several things left to do. I've only found about 1/2 the chimpokoman(?), not remotely all the gear (I think a lot is class specific) and I still have a few of the main characters quests to complete, like stan's sister.

The quick time events I really don't mind, largely because they are contextual and your ability to do them can have a major impact in a fight.

The thing with the fart tutorials is, as someone aluded to below, they show that you should mash A and D, but you just move one until the waves are real tight and then press the other button. It still takes a few tries to get it right but only the final fart requires this during actual use. The first 3 are just 'click and go'.

I can't wait to go through the game again with a new class. Rogue is amazingly fun but I hear great things about the Jew class.
 
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News Comments > THIEF Patch & Tips
5. Re: THIEF Patch & Tips Mar 9, 2014, 16:45 Fion
 
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on Mar 9, 2014, 12:56:
probably the most irritating being the necessity to mash a button to pry open windows.

Worst design decision in a game in ages. It wouldn't be that big a problem if the game didn't have you opening a window every 3 minutes. But to put the positive with the negative I do like that the game offers and option to turn off the pop-ups that say what to do when you need to activate something. That alone has been a blight on my immersion for so many years now. I hope more games follow what Thief has done and just let me turn that shit off.

I've quite enjoyed thief. It's no Dishonored but it's solid. That said it's been completely surpassed by South Park - Stick of Truth, which has dominated my gaming time this week. Stick of Truth is the most twisted, freaking amazing, gag inducing game I've played in ages. It too has lots of button mashing but it's at least contextual.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
5. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Mar 6, 2014, 18:22 Fion
 
Come on Bioware I want to be a fan again, I want to look forward to one of your games without being utterly disappointed within a few hours.

Semi-open world design, exploring the rich landscapes and intricate lore of the world of Thedas. Frostbite 3 engine is a + (I am so sick of UE3!) Do I dare hope Bioware can deliver on a worthy sequel to my favorite RPG ever? I hope.. upon hope.

Anyway back to Stick of Truth. Too damn fun!
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
2. Re: Morning Previews Mar 6, 2014, 15:41 Fion
 
I've tried a weekend beta or two. Meh. Since finding GW2 a year and a half ago I really have had little interest in upcoming MMORPGs, save the still-distant World of Darkness MMOG. I'll give it a whirl when it goes F2P but I won't be buying it.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer
20. Re: Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer Mar 6, 2014, 15:37 Fion
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 14:59:
E. Going with point 3, did this go from true sandbox to rail driven story?

I think you mean open world? Sandbox is a game were you create your own content, ala Minecraft.

To answer the question; It's an Ubisoft game. So it'll be a bit of a combination of the two, just like the AC series. Very much open world but also with a linear story to go through as well.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
75. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 21:48 Fion
 
Yea it's a hell of a lot more fun than it was at launch. I was lucky enough to get a very nice Mirrorball on my mage, an item that causes Magic Missile to split into 3 bolts at full damage each. So I'm building my character around maximizing that spell and using arcane magic and man is it fun.  
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
4. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 3, 2014, 18:08 Fion
 
SHWEEET!

Thief is enjoyable, if with some issues. But it's no dishonored. I'd like to see this at the end of the year I also hope they take their time making it as top shelf as the original.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
7. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 1, 2014, 15:35 Fion
 
"The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to approve Comcast's $45 billion purchase of its smaller rival."

lmao... rival? Hardly.

Doesn't matter who comes out saying it's a bad deal for America. Every one of us knows that 2-5 years after agreeing to it, everyone who had a vote at the FCC will 'retire' to cushy 7 figure payoffs jobs at Comcast.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Feb 26, 2014, 15:01 Fion
 
I find thief pretty enjoyable. Is it as good as The Dark Project? No, but it's worth the $33 I payed.

That said, it's no Dishonored. What a dynamite game that was. I cannot wait to see what the studio does next.. hopefully a sequel lol.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Preorder Bonuses
14. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Preorder Bonuses Feb 25, 2014, 18:18 Fion
 
So a retexture on an item already in beta and a character for a game that's probably 2 years from release for an extra $20? No thank you.

For the record Loot 2.0 is really quite well done. It's still not quite to par with D2 + LoD loot system, but it is a dramatic improvement. The expansion is quite good. The story isn't all that awesome and it's only about 3 hours long, but Adventure Mode makes it worth it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending
3. Re: Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending Feb 24, 2014, 19:57 Fion
 
Thankfully 2.01 condenses the crafting mats. Lets mats, more stacks, very nice.

And yea, like in a WoW expansion, you'll be replacing most of your gear inside an hour lol.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending
1. Re: Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending Feb 24, 2014, 17:58 Fion
 
Hope 2.01 hits this week. I want to play with some friends who don't want to get on the PTR to do it. 2.01 is easily best patch since launch and Reaper of Souls adds a lot of new content, though the story only 2-3 hours long  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 24, 2014, 12:53 Fion
 
Wow that was pretty fast. Just weeks after Net Neutrality goes down. I would have thought they would have bided their time before fucking over Netflix (and their own subscribers) since the FCC is watching closely.  
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
15. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 24, 2014, 12:49 Fion
 
Pre-release reviews almost always slant toward the good side. 71% is pretty bad for pre-release reviews IMHO. I think I'll wait to see what TotalBiscuit or Angry Joe have to say about the game before I consider picking it up.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2014, 16:24 Fion
 
Yea Men's slalom was brutal, but then again a lot of events have been. The course creators absolutely do work to make the difficulty as high as possible for the simple reason that it's the Olympics and the peak of competition.

Farscape.. spinoff..movie. Am I seeing this right? If they could get some of the magic that made that show the best scifi series 'ever', I'd see this in a heartbeat.

Heroes returning is pretty sweet too. First season of that show was awesome. So many TV shows that start great should just have been a miniseries. So I think they are going in the right direction with this one.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Dragonfall Beta Keys
9. Re: Shadowrun: Dragonfall Beta Keys Feb 22, 2014, 21:41 Fion
 
Me too, my backlog packed with larger titles I want to finish, like Witcher 1/2. But I'll get to it sooner or later lol.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 19, 2014, 15:40 Fion
 
Yea perhaps a half an hour would be better, you could do dailies and such in that time.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 19, 2014, 13:26 Fion
 
I haven't had a chance to log in yet but I'm so excited to. I'll have some free time this evening so I'll try it then.

A lot of folks complained about the every 2 hour thing (at least at first) so there has to be some kind of middle ground there. I think anything in the 'once an hour' range is good for the casuals like myself who only really have a few hours over the work week to log in and try the new stuff. I barely got involved in the last patch because every time I had an extra hour here, half our there.. the events weren't running.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Gameplay Video
15. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Gameplay Video Feb 19, 2014, 13:15 Fion
 
As Descender said, the new loot system makes finding high quality loot for your build much.. much easier. Not only are drops much more likely to be useful, but the new crafter gives you the ability to customize the stats in some ways.

I'm actually in Beta for this and while the story isn't that great, the gameplay is a 180 from D3 at release and very much fun. As to damage, just like when WoW gets an expansion, expect a pretty high amount of power creep. Even just loot 2.0 sans expansion, you'll be throwing out all your best 1.x gear within an hour.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Signups
15. Re: Titanfall Beta Signups Feb 12, 2014, 02:07 Fion
 
Am I the only one purposefully avoiding this game because it's sure to be pushed out the door as an unfinished mess because.. EA?  
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