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Nickname ColoradoHoudini
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Description Ex NetQuaker..ex 3Wave and Thunderwalker CTF'er (named: Houdini). Played Tribes for Western Alliance, Counterstrike with Frag University (the original FU). Played ET, BF1942 etc...
Old school gamer, ex military.. lived all over the US
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Signed On Jul 20, 2003, 00:24
Total Comments 1342 (Pro)
User ID 17782
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer
26. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer May 5, 2012, 12:17 ColoradoHoudini
 
After playing the GW2 beta.. I am spoiled. If this game doesnt have as much as GW2.. no thanks.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops II Reveal Trailer
12. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Reveal Trailer May 2, 2012, 08:13 ColoradoHoudini
 
I do not intend on buying this game..but the way the trailer was shown during the NBA playoff game absolutely grabbed my attention. I was like "wtf show or movie are these guys talking about" .. pretty neat setup they had going.

Again, I won't buy the game, but the spot caught my eye and held it.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Denies Break-up Rumors
20. Re: Vivendi Denies Break-up Rumors Apr 27, 2012, 17:04 ColoradoHoudini
 
Tribes:Ascend

-I am a very old school FPS gamer, and come from the (at one time) worlds #1 Tribes clan - Western Alliance.. to say I am picky about the Tribes franchise is an understatement. With that being said, I believe the game is pretty damn solid and was worth downloading.

I also threw 30 bucks at the title, figuring if I pay 30 bucks for a AAA title, I'm getting my money's worth. Never felt like I needed the paid unlocks to be competitive though, and the XP I gained from just regular playing allowed me to unlock a bunch of stuff anyhow.


 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Trailer
23. Re: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Trailer Apr 26, 2012, 22:38 ColoradoHoudini
 
Ahh, that looks way to fucking shiny and distracting, like it's made for ADD console kids.
no thanks.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Pre-Purchases Get Free Torchlight
28. Re: Torchlight II Pre-Purchases Get Free Torchlight Apr 26, 2012, 22:28 ColoradoHoudini
 
yeppers.. i'll be nabbing this bad boy as soon as it drops!
Lots of good fun playing #1
 
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News Comments > Anno 2070 Deep Ocean Announced
12. Re: Anno 2070 Deep Ocean Announced Apr 24, 2012, 17:37 ColoradoHoudini
 
I figured this is as good of a place as any to ask:

For upcoming RTS's.. I saw a few in the last calendar year, a few that caught my attenion, but for the life of me, I can't recall which ones. Most were all future-based'ish.. anyone have a good resource for finding these titles out?

 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend: Launches
26. Re: Tribes Ascend: Launches Apr 12, 2012, 17:26 ColoradoHoudini
 
I am a T1 veteran, from the 1-time worlds best clan, Western Alliance.. to say I understand Tribes is a gross understatement.. having said that-

I had a lot of fun in the beta, I felt like I was always competitive, and I only unlocked a perk for more ammo on my heavy. I never once felt like someone had an advantage over me because they had a different pack, belt item, or gun. -shrug- Again though, I come from a T1 background and get the game.. maybe my old FPS skills kicked back in, or they made the Ascend similar enough to T1 that I picked up where I left off?

Either way, I enjoy the game and will probably throw up to 30 bucks at the title once I really see what I want to unlock via gold, and not my XP.
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Going back to NetQuake days, T1 is about the only objective-based FPS where I see teamwork happen, without the need of direction. Last night I was playing on the new Raindance map, and 3 of us were on D, one was dropping turrets, we had an inventory station placed out front, and we had flag returners separate from our flag defenders.. now this would be remarkable if I hadn't seen that in damn near every match I played in beta. Could the teamwork be better with something like VoIP? Sure.. but man, this community sure does seem to gel in public matches.

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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Diary
2. Re: Tribes: Ascend Diary Apr 11, 2012, 20:26 ColoradoHoudini
 
Anyone know if their are other maps we never got to try? In the beta, I haven't seen one large base yet for CTF. --indoor, I mean.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Patch Next Week
1. Re: Battlefield 3 Patch Next Week Apr 6, 2012, 22:38 ColoradoHoudini
 
A coworker of mine said that the last patch made the adrenaline mechanic kick in a lot more often now? If so, no thanks! That adrenaline mechanic is annoying as hell!


 
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News Comments > Defiance Gameplay Trailer
1. Re: Defiance Gameplay Trailer Apr 6, 2012, 22:36 ColoradoHoudini
 
Umm .. I don't know if this comment will make sense but-
That didn't look like a AAA title trailer at all.
Wait, this is a console game? If that's the case, then that explains the weird indescribable feeling I have that says "this is going to be garbage"

Again, I cannot say exactly why I feel that way, maybe it's decades of gaming experience that made me see something I cannot quantify, but that trailer made me think this was absolutely nothing good, game-wise
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
1. Re: Saturday Previews Mar 31, 2012, 18:14 ColoradoHoudini
 
Is this sniper game the same one I saw a trailer for the other day where the "sniper" runs out into the middle of the street, hides behind a barrel.. about 50 yards from his target.. AND like 5 other guys.. and then shoots the bad guy?

That's not anything I want in a sniper game..that's not sniping?
 
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News Comments > The Pets of Torchlight II
11. Re: The Pets of Torchlight II Mar 31, 2012, 18:11 ColoradoHoudini
 
the ferret is wearing goggles? I'm so going with the ferret!  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Weekend
19. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Weekend Mar 21, 2012, 23:09 ColoradoHoudini
 
Yeah guys..
Honestly, a weekend is too short, and at first the game is fun. It's new, science fiction, it's Star Wars.. and then..bleh.
I leveled to 50 at a decent pace, and even with that pace, I was bored by the time I hit 35.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Weekend
17. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Weekend Mar 21, 2012, 22:42 ColoradoHoudini
 
I've said this before, and I'll try to give the abbreviated version again.

1. Hated the game originally (from the videos I watched)
2. Got turned to liking the games concepts/ideas by more info and the beta..and prior WoW guildies converting me
3. Loved the game at first
4. Thought that with all the money they threw at the title, it was really lacking some key features (a better-working Market for starters)
5. Got really sick of the constant audio quests (I know you can skip em)
6. Same back and forth quest BS
7. The PvP land is useless and boring
8. Love the assistants model.. they farm for me!
9. Just feels like a SP game with a very good chat interface
10. I have zero desire to see end-game content.. and I have/had every opportunity to do so.. my guild is a raiding guild, and very good at that..but SW gave me NO desire to see end game content--and i live for end game stuff!!

 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Trailer
11. Re: Grim Dawn Trailer Mar 17, 2012, 11:21 ColoradoHoudini
 
Looks pretty cool.. didn't see any loot drops or drops at all there.. curious on the loot pick up and how often it has to be, as well as how easy it is to do.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Patch Plans, Friends Trial
23. Re: The Old Republic Patch Plans, Friends Trial Mar 7, 2012, 22:30 ColoradoHoudini
 
I quit playing after reaching 50, and having done PvP pre 50, post 50 and getting into Ilum PvP after it was supposedly looked into.
PvP outright stunk..
the end game content was blah..
I just felt like they made a heck of a single player game, and forgot about the massively multiplayer experience.

I was a hardcore WoW gamer til the end of Wrath after killing the LK..I did raiding and end game in Rift.. I have a great feel for what to do at end game, and TOR did none of that.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 at GDC
3. Re: Unreal Engine 4 at GDC Feb 27, 2012, 22:03 ColoradoHoudini
 
Unreal XMP2 or GTFO.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans
39. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans Feb 26, 2012, 20:15 ColoradoHoudini
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 26, 2012, 16:35:
I am not saying that this game is OMGWTFBBQ!!!!111!! awesome or anything...BUT...

I think some of you complaining about burnout and lack of content in the same sentence need to evaluate how much time you spend playing one game in any given day. I mean, I am not sure how any developer can reasonably be expected to make a game that will keep the attention of folks that are willing to put in 4+ hours a day/7 days a week for months or years at a time...right from launch. I just don't think its possible.....

Then the devs are severely missing the desires of a large part of their audience. TONS of players race to the top level, and want to see epic content and do epic things.. this is nothing new. More recently, there was Rift. It had zone events, expert rifts, raid rifts, Greenscale Raid.. world open pvp in a constantly contested zone, the various puzzles, a MUCH better AH that SWTOR, a much more varied skill tree. It had less money thrown at it than SWTOR.. yet I found myself playing Rift a TON more and for longer than I have SWTOR. I also believe that Rift introduced 1 and 2-man dungeons.. citing people not having anything to do at max level (raiding was out of their scope).. but they still wanted to play. What's there to do at 50 in SWTOR if I don't raid? umm.. world events? zone events? 1/2 man dungeons? There is PvP.. and it stinks for the most part.

Seems i really am talking myself into reinstalling Rift..haha

 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans
38. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans Feb 26, 2012, 20:08 ColoradoHoudini
 
A timeline, if you will-

I was so against the game before I got in the beta.. way against it, it looked dull in animation and look. I joined most of you and countless others bashing the game. Then I got talked into the beta, loved it, bought it. Ate come crow.

Got my Imperial agent to 50, enjoyed some of the leveling up, got tired of the side quest voice dialog (skipped most of that past level 35 or so)..absolutely HATED the back and forth and back and forth of my class quest line. Constant running around was not in any way amusing. HATED the bugged (and I think, still bugged, class boss battle on a ship -no spoilers-.. and how long it took me to counter bug that fight to make it work.

I did some PvP along the way, totally misjudged the IA Sniper mechanic and ended up hating the idea that for my guy to be really effective in PvP he has to SIT STILL behind a big red shield. Oops.. my bad. Then the class mechanic bugs with my "roll to cover" not working or my "take cover in place" not working.

Got STEAMROLLED pre 50 in PvP.. often.. just rolled the heck over. Whichever dev thought it to be a good idea to have players with 19k health and ridiculous mitigation and big damage fight players with 12k health..ought to be fired. especially considering the field was never leveled.

50's got their own bracket, I was level 48.5 at the time, so I didn't get to enjoy the pre 50 PvP much anyhow.

Hit 50, stared at my guild (a WoW powerhouse raiding guild that had a few xfer over into SW.. some old faces.. etc.. gamers that were hardcore WoW raiders.. we raid.. we own content.. this is where I should be happy now.. right? Not one single bit.

I have not been motivated at all to log into the game at all.. the dailies blow, the PvP dailies are more of the same nonsense.. Ilum (the PvP world) was perhaps the worst implementation of world PvP I have ever seen in a game.. totally one sided vs the poor Repub.. then it just got boring as hell..nobody is there, it's capture.. get in.. get out.. go do something else.

I sit here with free time, and no games I want to play. Thinking of reinstalling Rift.. no kidding. I guess I'll just play BF3 for now -shrug-

tldr:
wanted to hate it
ended up loving it
got really bored despite this game being exactly what I'd want, on paper

dunno man, just felt like it missed the mark to me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 15, 2012, 20:41 ColoradoHoudini
 
Is the AMD guy related to any of the goddamnawful business model that was the failure we've come to know as Bulldozer? If so.. I hope he was thrown out by his belt loop.
-reads article-

Oh.. graphics, never mind then.
 
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