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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2012, 13:52 Bucky
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 13:45:
FYI - looks like 3 different sales going on at once. You will want to check in every 6-8 hours. They are doing constant quick deals, voting sales, and the daily stuff, on top of group sales. So watch closely.

My workplace shuts down for a week every July, and shutdown just happens to be next week--happily coinciding with the Sale and these new flash sales. This is going to be great.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2012, 13:37 Bucky
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 13:35:
Steam sale up, Steam site down.

July 12-22. I should really just avoid Steam for the next 10 days.

Ah hell, who am I kidding. Time to go shopping!
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Confirmed
15. Re: Steam Summer Sale Confirmed Jul 6, 2012, 11:53 Bucky
 
linfosoma wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 11:50:
The worst thing you can do is give a date you are not sure you can make, if you've ever seen any threads on the steam forums on the release day of a new game you'll know how crazy people get when their game is two minutes late.

I believe the creation, and acceptance, of 'Valve Time' is precisely why they never gives dates anymore. I can't blame them for that.

We can, however, blame them for the large body of evidence that led to the creation of the previously mentioned time translation matrix.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Confirmed
3. Re: Steam Summer Sale Confirmed Jul 6, 2012, 10:56 Bucky
 
Wolfox wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 10:51:
There's a lot of bundles already in the CDR database, and all signs point to a July 12 - July 23 period. So get your credit cards/wallets ready for next week. ;-)

You mean cut it in two and cancel the account?

I've been holding off on a lot of games while I wait for this sale. It's going to be an expensive, but glorious, week of spending.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes
22. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes Jul 4, 2012, 14:24 Bucky
 
The problem is that their entire end-game strategy was focused on the loot hunt, which would have been fine, except they didn't account for the impact the auction houses would have. As someone else mentioned, it doesn't help that you feel weaker as the game progresses, either.

The biggest flaw with the game is the auction house. It's completely broken the loot mechanics--to the point that it feels like Diablo 3 is just a mini-game inside of Auction House 3.

Granted, I'm still playing Diablo 3. I doubt I'll continue for much longer, and once Torchlight 2 or Guild Wars 2 gets here I'll probably stop playing completely.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
2. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes Jun 14, 2012, 12:51 Bucky
 
While I'm sure the intent was mostly sarcasm, the 1.03 patch, which is due by the end of the month, will adjust the loot tables to make inferno farming somewhat more viable. Source.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 10, 2012, 14:50 Bucky
 
Now the question is: do I pick up Warlock: Master of the Arcane now, or do I hold out and hope it goes on sale during the Steam summer sale?

Sure, Diablo 3 is consuming my life right now, but at some point I'm going to come up for air and want a different game to play.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2012, 11:22 Bucky
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 10:33:
And things could get even more heated. Changes are happening now, as major U.S. carriers look for new ways to pump up profits by either adding to or reducing the number of coach seats, increasing legroom or cutting the distance between rows.

Fucking airlines. They should have all let them fail after 9/11 so new ones that actually work could rise from the ashes.

I can sit on a bicycle seat for hours on end in perfect comfort, but the four flights I was on this weekend were all miserable. Any more changes that reduce the comfort of a flight and I'll just stay on the ground.
 
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News Comments > On Diablo III Balance Changes
20. Re: On Diablo III Balance Changes May 28, 2012, 15:20 Bucky
 
ItBurn wrote on May 28, 2012, 15:12:
Vex wrote on May 28, 2012, 15:07:
If anyone is on the fence about this game, I strongly suggest you wait to purchase it. At this point you are paying to beta test the game, which is an insult considering how long the development cycle was. The game has been designed to train you to go to the auction house for your gear.

Are you nuts? Sure the game isn't perfect, but it's amazing. I'm going to go with this instead: Buy it right now. Give them money, so that they can continue to make amazing PC games.

+1

I've only bought on the auction house for some 18 DPS weapons for my low level characters, so that I could compare them all at roughly the same stats to get a feel for which one would be my next play through. I've sold a bunch of stuff on the auction house, and I've been slowly chugging my way up the ladder with both crafters.

Now I'm going to go play some more.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
7. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 24, 2012, 13:13 Bucky
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 24, 2012, 12:51:
Didnt read through since i am only at Act III, but I can see them nerfing Soul Harvest. That ability is insanely powerful. Just go into a group of 5+ and hit it, and for 30 seconds you get a through the roof buff of attack. Can wipe out a group of elites in a matter of seconds.

Also, was it just me, or were the drops awesome yesterday?

I swear they did a ninja loot table adjustment. I've been seeing a lot more rare drops than before, though that could just be entirely due to luck. I don't mind though, my Barbarian had to do some farming just to keep from getting slaughtered in Nightmare.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Storm Beta Signups & Trailer
10. Re: ShootMania Storm Beta Signups & Trailer May 24, 2012, 01:34 Bucky
 
Your weapon only changes if you're standing on a specialized platform, if things haven't changed from when this was written.

Any FPS that lacks hitscan weapons is a good thing, IMO. (And no, BF3 doesn't count--though it's still good).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2012, 10:42 Bucky
 
InBlack wrote on May 21, 2012, 10:04:
Not weird, not at all. Depends on how far along you are, at one point in Nightmare Act2 the game difficulty sort of shoots skyward, at that point you NEED better loot. At least thats the feeling I get, but that part is sort of chock full of Champion packs and rare elite mobs.

Heck, I'm not even past the Skeleton King in Nightmare and I've already found that my best gear at the end of Normal is not nearly good enough. I more or less breezed through Normal, but Champion and Rare packs are eating me alive right now. Of course, the drops are also much better too. Most whites weapons that drop have a better DPS stat than my unique weapons.

I've stayed out of the auction house so far, but browsing through it shows me how easy it would be to get some better gear. Of course, most of the fun is from slaughtering stuff and finding better loot, so I'll probably hold off for awhile longer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2012, 22:32 Bucky
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 19, 2012, 22:03:
Bucky did you get your Legendary's from single player, and if multiplayer how many people on the server?

I got 1 around 12 or so off a Treasure Troll.

All single player. I didn't want to be rushed through the game before I'd gone through it at least once at my own pace. I don't remember what my exact MF bonus was, but I doubt it was high as I was focusing mostly on strength and vitality.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2012, 19:55 Bucky
 
So, I just beat D3. 22 hours, level 32 Barbarian. I ate dirt a few times on the last act; I'm definitely going to need to farm some better gear and work on my build.

I've decided to give the Demon Hunter a try. I figure I might as well go all the way when it comes to a ranged class, and I hated the DH during the Beta.

I also managed to get two legendary drops during my time with the Barbarian-once from a tiny chest and once from a barrel. Sure, drop rates are better on elites/champions/bosses, but I'm gonna keep breaking everything in sight.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2012, 12:26 Bucky
 
My Barb is level 30 and chugging through Act III. I've created one of each class, but none of the others have even gotten past the Skeleton King yet. Once I finish normal with the Barb I'll probably take another class (non-melee) through; any votes on which one?

I've died a few times with the Barb, mostly because of the play style that class encourages: rush in and keep swinging. It's easy to get in over your head if you're not careful.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2012, 10:43 Bucky
 
I've been playing for most (ok, all) of the morning, and I haven't run into a single issue so far. Granted, I'm playing during off-peak hours, but the micro-stutter that was present in the Beta when an asset first loaded seems to be gone.

Then again, I just built a new, ridiculously overpowered rig last week, and the game automatically installed to my SSD--so that might have something to do with it too.

I also managed to get myself killed right after the Skeleton King, when I wandered outside and right into an elite pack I was not prepared for. If I've already died once in Act I Normal, what is Inferno going to do to me?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
79. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 14:37 Bucky
 
Latest update, for North America servers here. Looks Like I won't be playing before work, though I did manage to get a character created before everything went down.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
68. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 14:29 Bucky
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:25:
If any Blues'ers are looking for someone to kill the demons with just hit up CptRanger on BattleTag or whatever it's called.

You'll need your full battletag, which should have a unique 4 digit number at the end of it.


I'm always up for Co-Op as well, just keep in mind I'm the exploring type. I like to check every area, and I'll double back in a dungeon if I've found the next level but haven't fully explored the one I'm on.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
53. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 13:56 Bucky
 
Jdrez wrote on May 15, 2012, 13:54:
I still have the beta client installed. Does anybody know if buy a digital version will unlock/update that, or do you have to download the whole damn thing over again?

You've got to get the whole thing again. Get crackin'!
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
38. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 13:37 Bucky
 
I have the box in hand, and I just read the servers will be down for emergency maintenance. They're supposed to come up....right when I go to work.

It's going to be a long 8 hours.
 
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