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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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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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News Comments > Adam Orth Making a Game - Deal With It
24. Re: Adam Orth Making a Game - Deal With It Feb 11, 2014, 07:16 Fion
 
Adr1ft.. really?  
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News Comments > Space Pirates and Zombies 2 Announced
15. Re: SPAZ? Feb 7, 2014, 16:47 Fion
 
I never got too far in the original because of the grinding myself either. I hate grinding in MMOGs, so I wasn't about to do it in a single player title lol.

Be nice if SPAZ 2 included steam workshop support.
 
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News Comments > 50 More Steam Greenlights
2. Re: 50 More Steam Greenlights Feb 5, 2014, 20:29 Fion
 
Queue the next wave of Alpha games that cost $60 and offer 4 features that somehow sell 1.5m copies in 3 days.  
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
10. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Feb 4, 2014, 23:04 Fion
 
PropheT wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 22:27:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 21:21:
I'm tired of monthly fees from anyone and everything. Seems like everyone has their hand in your pocket and wants to keep it in there month after month. And most of them don't even come close to warranting it.

Not that I disagree with that, because it's sadly true, but I prefer a monthly fee with MMO's. Free to play is far too often just a creative way to ensure that you spend more money on that "free" game than you would if you were paying a sub.

But, yeah. The way everything is monetized now it's just a personal preference of which method sucks the least.

I'm pretty damn sick of monthy fee MMOGs myself, but I can understand why people shy away from F2P. But there are a number of MMOGs that are very solid and F2P, without asking you to buy something every 30 seconds or gating content until you pay. One of the best right now of course is GW2, with it's agressive content schedule I find I am unable to spend money on a monthly fee to spend most my time sitting around in an MMOG waiting for randoms or for my raid to organize. That said, I have spent money in the game, probably about $130 over the last 1.5 years. (Do note that I'd have spent $270 in that time monthly payments) but by putting that choice to spend in my hand I feel that I spent less but I also feel more willing to spend. I have friends who play who haven't spent a wink over the $60 the box cost.

The recent trend, ala ESO, is monthly fee's with tuns of microtransactions. Asking me to buy something every 30 seconds AND charging me each month? GTFO!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jan 31, 2014, 12:31 Fion
 
The only Youtuber critics I ever really trust are Totalbiscuit and Angry Joe because they are both more than willing to bash the fuck out of a game they think deserve it, and more often than not they are AAA releases like BF4.  
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News Comments > SOE Boss: Next Game "Dedicated" to Star Wars Galaxies Fans
18. Re: SOE Boss: Next Game Jan 26, 2014, 20:55 Fion
 
It obviously won't be a Star Wars game because they lost that license and I doubt they'd get it back. However, a sandbox MMOG with open play with a wide variety of things to do, and the best crafting of any MMOG. If they could bring that back with modern MMOG mechanics, I'd certainly be very interested.  
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News Comments > Dungeonforge Kickstarter
4. Re: Dungeonforge Kickstarter Jan 25, 2014, 12:59 Fion
 
I haven't heard of Divinity Original Sin, I'll certainly check it out.

As to Dileverance, it does look amazing. Open world RPG mixed with Mount & Blade Warband? Take my money!

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News Comments > Dungeonforge Kickstarter
1. Re: Dungeonforge Kickstarter Jan 25, 2014, 11:26 Fion
 
As someone who spent years with Neverwinter Nights - and to a lesser extent it's sequel - this is rather appealing to me. The editing tools looks fast, easy to use with lots of options. Steam Workshop support promises to bring in a community of content creators to ever-expand the content and possibilities. I'd like to see their scripting system but I'd imagine it's fairly simple c++ based scripts like a lot of these types of games use.

This is on my watch list, most certainly.
 
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News Comments > Thief Previews; Videos
4. Re: Thief Previews; Videos Jan 24, 2014, 19:42 Fion
 
It looks solid, though I hope the PC version has a FoV setting, because that's entirely to tight for me taste. And can I get an option to turn off the constant alert to press 'x' key to use? Every game is doing that these days and it is extremely immersion breaking.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 24, 2014, 11:49 Fion
 
Creston wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 10:19:
1) Because it's $100 cheaper.
2) Because it runs equivalent games far better.
3) Because it doesn't have a built-in NSA FapCam.
4) Because it's not sold by Microsoft.
5) Because it's available in a lot more countries.

6) Because over the last 2-3 years the Sony has been consistently releasing better exclusives, often being new IPs.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer
7. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Jan 23, 2014, 20:03 Fion
 
Graphics aren't good? I thought for pre-alpha they are pretty solid, especially the named orcs. The system of randomized enemies is interesting, but how far would it go is hard to say. I also don't mind if it's 'assassins creed: mordor' because 1/2 the assassin creed games are awesome.

Monolith has made some fantastic games in the past, can they do it again?
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer
1. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Jan 23, 2014, 18:01 Fion
 
Please don't suck, please don't suck.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 23, 2014, 11:42 Fion
 
That piece of glass cost 450k? What a waste!

Does it need said again? Don't buy Alienware.. you just pay a premium for them to put the cheapest hardware they can find in a cool looking case. You're essentially paying an extra grand for that cool case.
 
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