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Nickname Ventura
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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
7. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 3, 2012, 06:34 Ventura
 
I'm planning on upgrading to a phone that doesn't suck soon and it's pretty much come down to Apple vs Android.

Anyone have any advice? Some IRL friends have said Android, but I've been leaning towards Apple if just because I've had an Apple account for donkey's years and would be able to sync my huge game collection over to it.

Not that I'm really playing any of them anymore, to be honest, so that's neither here nor there.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PC Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
26. Re: Ships Ahoy - PC Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Jun 27, 2012, 08:15 Ventura
 
Honestly, how did two first person, tactical/military-type series (Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon) evolve into 3rd person shitty Michael Bay action movies?

Because they sell more. A LOT more. You can make something tactical that might sell maybe 300,000 copies, or you go the arcadey route and potentially shift 5 million or more.

I get that it sucks, but I don't get why it's so surprising. We're outnumbered like a thousand to one.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
57. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes Jun 14, 2012, 20:26 Ventura
 
Verno wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:21:
a friend of mine commented that in solo games there should be a modifier to make dropped items slightly more in line with what your class could use.

I'm almost convinced that, as a way to force people to use the AH more, they have code in there that makes the drops less likely to be suitable for any of the active in-game classes. Almost convinced. Like, if Blizzard came out and admitted to it, I'd go "I fucking knew it!".

I hate using the AH. Can't stand it. But I got into the habit of doing it every 3-4 levels or so (like many others, I suspect) if just to pick up the highest DPS weapon I could find to help me progress. The difficulty really ramped up when I hit 60, however, and I figured that might've been because I was using stuff that says it required shit like level 42. Huh?

DG wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 14:50:
Only got halfway through Nightmare due to work pressures but if there's one thing annoying me it's the variability in difficulty.

Generally it's very easy, but with the very occasional near impossibility. I mean, 90% of the time progressing is boring and I don't go below 75% HP, even tanking bosses. Then there's the elites.

I quit the game about a week back with my Barb maybe halfway through Act 1 Inferno, and this will just get worse the more you progress. It's like night and day how you can go from casually taking care of whites to being raped by an elite in a split second. Never mind Earthquake, can I get their abilities? Here's a thought, mate, next time that arcane beam comes around, put your fucking shield up to greet it. Less than two seconds of direct contact with one of those gets me from full to dead, and I get the whole keep moving thing, but really, I'm so very tired of having to kite EVERYTHING.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
32. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 18:11 Ventura
 
Prez wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 01:40:
I never got an email - you had a stardock login when you bought Sins Trinity (or the expansions). Login at Stardock and navigate to the Rebellion page and click "purchase". It will show you "$29.99". At least that's how it worked for me.

Yup, done and done. Pretty good deal, all things considered. Looking forward to building my first Titan class.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
25. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Jun 13, 2012, 00:46 Ventura
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 20:55:
Checking old emails, the $10 off pre order was for owners of trinity or diplomacy.

I have trinity, and definitely did not receive such an offer.

When I get home from work I'll try the website link and see if it's still valid though, because I'd like to take this opportunity to get me a version of the game on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Real-Money Auction House Launches in Americas
34. Re: Diablo III Real-Money Auction House Launches in Americas Jun 12, 2012, 22:17 Ventura
 
And if for some reason you don't know what the cookie cutter spec is, here it is

Rather ironically, by recommending a spec that one "absolutely must adhere to", you're damn near confirming what I said. Doesn't absolutely having to pop both WotB and Earthquake for every semi-tough fight suggest there's a problem?

Each to their own, but it reads as broken to me, and going on the official forums, apparently a great many others too.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Real-Money Auction House Launches in Americas
9. Re: Diablo III Real-Money Auction House Launches in Americas Jun 12, 2012, 18:22 Ventura
 
Did you play D2? Maybe try grinding and trading some more. geez.

Like all the other classes have to do? Maybe try reading some more.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Real-Money Auction House Launches in Americas
4. Re: Diablo III Real-Money Auction House Launches in Americas Jun 12, 2012, 18:08 Ventura
 
Finally! I can get some gear for my broken Barbarian, so he can maybe kill something in inferno without having to kite it to death, and it'll only cost me, what, $50?

Fuck you Blizzard. I wouldn't count on my being a customer of yours again anytime soon if I were you.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched & Next Patch Notes
26. Re: Diablo III Patched & Next Patch Notes Jun 7, 2012, 18:13 Ventura
 
Dev wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 09:44:
BTW, blizzard says repair costs could go up 600%.

With my Barbarian in Act 1 Inferno, I'd be fucked. I don't even think I'd break even.

I was fighting an elite last night, and he put one of those spinning beams down so close to me, I didn't see it until it activated. I went from 3/4 health to dead faster than you could snap your fingers. And I'm supposed to be a tank, if you can believe that. Cloth-wearing Wizards in MMOs last longer in combat than I do.

It's much the same with the mobs that spawn the fire on the floor, or have the fire chains that join them. Get anywhere near that shit, and if you don't move fast, you're gone. So what happens is that you end up with a game of kite and die, damaging them just a bit more each time, until you can finally take them out. If they healed up fully between each death of mine, I don't think I'd be able to get anywhere in this game.

What is it someone else said, 7 years in the making? How the hell did they miss this?
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC
52. Re: Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC Jun 7, 2012, 17:51 Ventura
 
Just goes to show how truly disappointing this years E3 is, when something like this makes the news.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched & Next Patch Notes
6. Re: Diablo III Patched & Next Patch Notes Jun 6, 2012, 22:17 Ventura
 
Be nice if they fixed Barbarians, you know, so we're not getting completely owned in Inferno while other classes breeze (comparatively speaking) through the acts.

Every other thread in the Diablo 3 forums is from someone complaining about having to level an alt to farm gear for their Barb, just to be able to keep up with their mates, and I know exactly what they mean. Personally, I'm over it. Bring on Torchlight 2 instead.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Premium Details; Release Next Week?
34. Re: Battlefield 3 Premium Details; Release Next Week? May 31, 2012, 05:53 Ventura
 
Is this the version that adds bots back into the game?

Sad thing is, I'd probably buy it if it did :\
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 BFG Edition Announced
61. Re: DOOM 3 BFG Edition Announced May 30, 2012, 18:27 Ventura
 
theglaze wrote on May 30, 2012, 12:55:
I think Doom 3 makes my top 3 best FPS's ever.

That's funny, I think it makes my top 3 worst FPS's ever.

I bought it on release day, went out of my way to get it, and what a fucking joke. It's the last id game I ever bought, and with good reason. Like I think someone else has said in here, oh how the mighty have fallen.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
165. Re: General complaints, longish May 22, 2012, 00:47 Ventura
 
Whether you enjoy the game or not doesn't change that they've included must-always-be-online DRM on the SP with the only gain being "you can use the AH in SP". It's a really greedy move with the thinnest veneer of a "benefit".

I don't think anyone will argue that point, but nobody put a gun to anyone's head and forced them to buy it. Granted, not enough of us are voting with our wallets these days.

For my part, I've had a lot of fun with the game, but I'd trade being able to use the AH for offline single player and LAN multiplayer in a heartbeat. Actually, I'd pay extra for that.

Roll on Torchlight 2.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
10. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 14, 2012, 22:13 Ventura
 
Why bother unlocking the game PST? Why leave fans waiting till 3 am to play on the East Coast?

Aww 3am mate, breaks my heart. Out here on the west coast of Australia the servers don't come up until 3pm.

What's the point of going to all the trouble of having a worldwide release day if some of us basically have to wait until the next day before we can play? I shifted my day off from Tuesday to Wednesday because of it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
1. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 09:21 Ventura
 
Not going to play myself. Probably a pretty sizeable download, and it'd only be for this weekend, after all.

I'm saving myself for May 15th
 
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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Demo
4. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Demo Apr 20, 2012, 00:35 Ventura
 
A Rebellion game getting praise in these parts?

There's a bit of a breeze in hell today.
 
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News Comments > 0x10c, Mojang's Space Adventure Details
30. Re: 0x10&#8198;&#872; , Mojang's Space Adventure Details Apr 4, 2012, 05:36 Ventura
 
Going to enjoy sitting back and seeing how this one turns out. I'll be happy to buy if Notch can prove he's not just a one-hit wonder. No way in hell will I be paying a monthly fee though.

Ball's in your court now, Notch.
 
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News Comments > South Australia's Rating Complication
3. Re: South Australia's Rating Complication Apr 3, 2012, 19:51 Ventura
 
Doesn't make much sense to me. If you have to be 18 to be able to buy both MA15+ and R18+ titles, why bother having an MA15+ rating atall?

Only in Australia.
 
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News Comments > Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer?
20. Re: Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer? Mar 29, 2012, 05:36 Ventura
 
EA are a great, great company, and as a game-delivery service, Origin is second to none.

...and I'll keep on saying that shit, just so long as they remember to keep paying me
 
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