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Real Name Bucky   
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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Mar 22, 2012, 14:27 Bucky
 
This is what I've been waiting for. Once Intel gets Ivy Bridge out the door, I'll wait a month or two for those initial release premiums to disappear, and then it's time to build a new rig with the GTX680 powering it.

I was really hoping NVIDIA would put out a good card, and they have. It seems like they've flipped roles with AMD this generation, with the NVIDIA card being the more efficient of the two now. I've also had less problems with NVIDIA drivers, my 5850 has suffered from numerous driver issues over the last couple of years. So long as NVIDIA was competitive I was jumping ship, and it turns out they've got the better card right now.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons of Dreadmor Patch Nears; Project Odin Art
2. Re: Dungeons of Dreadmor Patch Nears; Project Odin Art Mar 21, 2012, 10:56 Bucky
 
How often do you laugh when reading patch notes?

FIXED: You can no longer eat your own belt by right-clicking it. Really, this time.
FIXED: You can now start the game with pants.

I started playing this a few weeks back before ME3 came out, I'm going to have to jump back in once this patch is out.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
178. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 16, 2012, 00:01 Bucky
 
wolve wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 17:56:
Bucky wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 10:54:
Frijoles wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 10:46:
nin wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 10:07:
Yeaa!!!!! My amazon preorder is still locked, it looks like.

If you pre-order with Amazon before they show the same-day shipping, does it switch over to that? I've been thinking about pre-ordering it for a while, but not if they're going to deliver it a week late.

You can change the delivery options, though it still does not show release day delivery. My guess would be that because Amazon doesn't yet have the release date in their system the option is not available.

Two more months. Happy that we've got a date, sad that I've gotta wait until May.

Amazon updated their listings with the date, and I just switched my CE order over to free release date shipping since I have Prime.

Yikes. I had to wade through a lot of 'discussion', but thanks for that post. I was able to switch my CE preorder to release day shipping without a problem. I'm not a prime member, so for me release day shipping was $0.99. The horror.

Personally, I can't wait for the game. I took issue with it during the early betas primarily because of the connection issues, but they've gotten that sorted pretty well. The gameplay changes from Blizzard have gotten better with each patch, and I chatted with a lucky fellow who got to access some of the later areas before the waypoints got nuked--he said that the game ramps up fast; everything up to the Skeleton King is clearly meant as the starter area.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
61. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 14:38 Bucky
 
Dev wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 13:56:
Bucky wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 13:21:
I might make a run at it this week, since I'm pretty close already. I just need to find a bunch of suckers willing to die so that I can revive them.
Maybe we can get together, I'll be needing to do that as well with all the classes.

Friend me in Steam, or drop me an email (listed in the profile). I need to do the revives, plus the Matriachs Bones event. I've also got to finish leveling up a few characters; I had to create a new monk since the last patch rearranged all the skills and broke the monk that I had.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
55. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 13:21 Bucky
 
Dev wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 12:38:
I wonder if its worth replaying the beta to get the achieves again and to see what the state of the game is. Like will they give any of the full achieve beta players anything in the real game (like a unique flag symbol, etc).

They've said multiple times that none of the beta achievments will carry over, though I'd be surprised if they don't do something for those that pull off Betamaxed Overachiever.

I might make a run at it this week, since I'm pretty close already. I just need to find a bunch of suckers willing to die so that I can revive them.

Edit: Achievement confusion.

This comment was edited on Mar 15, 2012, 14:44.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
15. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 10:54 Bucky
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 10:46:
nin wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 10:07:
Yeaa!!!!! My amazon preorder is still locked, it looks like.

If you pre-order with Amazon before they show the same-day shipping, does it switch over to that? I've been thinking about pre-ordering it for a while, but not if they're going to deliver it a week late.

You can change the delivery options, though it still does not show release day delivery. My guess would be that because Amazon doesn't yet have the release date in their system the option is not available.


Two more months. Happy that we've got a date, sad that I've gotta wait until May.
 
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Hardware > Headphones
9. No subject Mar 13, 2012, 14:12 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 13:58:
Bucky wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 12:22:
I might have to try that out. The desktop mic works well, but it seems to always be in my way.

Give it a whirl man, it's a great little mic. I wish I had known about it sooner as I had been married to shitty gamer headsets for way too long due to the mics. It's nice to be back using quality headphones again.

They're a cool little shop too, the owner included a little thank you note on mine and you don't see that too often these days.

Done. I'm not an Amazon prime member though, so it'll be a week before I get to try it. Thanks for the heads up on that.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Unlocks Relocking
5. Re: Mass Effect 3 Unlocks Relocking Mar 13, 2012, 13:02 Bucky
 
Origin still crushes framerates if you have the overlay turned on. It did this in Dead Space 2, and it's even worse in ME3. Once I turned it off, everything ran nice and smooth.

As for the ending, the more I think about it the more I like it. I think it says a lot about the series that the ending shows you just how emotionally involved you've become. I'm tempted to call the Mass Effect series the greatest series ever, but I'll need some time (and distance) from the game before I'll stick to that statement.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access
29. Re: Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access Mar 13, 2012, 12:47 Bucky
 
nin wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 12:41:
Hey, it was a lot of fun playing Guild Wars with nin, until he ran away from me because he complained that I was power-leveling the starter area.

Creston


I remember the early days with the pre-expansion game, and getting an involuntary twitch when anyone mentioned the words "Thunderhead Keep".

Oh sweet fluffy lord, don't ever say those words again. I got hit by a wave of dread just reading that. It's one of only 2 (or 3) missions that I did not accomplish the bonus objective--in the case of that particular mission, it was because you had to go outside of the keep in order to pull it off.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Close Quarters Trailer
14. Re: Battlefield 3 Close Quarters Trailer Mar 13, 2012, 12:44 Bucky
 
theglaze wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 11:48:
Bad Company 2 had the Rush map sizes damn near perfect. On most BF3 maps, its just too open and too far to run on foot, especially with so many vehicles involved now. BC2 played tight and it was far more infantry focused which a single soldier able to sneak through and change the momentum of a game.

That's what I want this map pack to be, tight BC2 styled gameplay with a hint of CS heroism/adrenaline rush when you know your actions change the outcome of the match.

I have little interest in CoD inspired deathmatch...

+1

The BF3 rush maps have always felt like a letdown compared to BC2. I went from preferring rush to favoring conquest (32 player) in BF3. As for infantry only maps.....why? If that's what I wanted I'd play CoD.
 
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Hardware > Headphones
7. No subject Mar 13, 2012, 12:22 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 10:27:
For a microphone there's an easy solution to turn any decent pair of headphones into a headset - Antlion Modmic. This thing basically mounts/attaches to the side of any headphones and provides a detachable point using a small magnet. The 3M epoxy holds well, it won't hurt the headphones in any way and the included mic is very high quality, easily better than any gamer headset.

I might have to try that out. The desktop mic works well, but it seems to always be in my way.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access
24. Re: Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access Mar 13, 2012, 12:13 Bucky
 
nin wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 11:31:
But then we'd have to play with the likes of you!

I know we had me, Creston, Bucky, Complicity (who hardly posts anymore), I think Dan, and I'm trying to remember who else.

It was a good time. I recall one person's in-game name was Mord Kai or something similar, but I can't remember what his Blue's handle was. I'm sure I'll remember more after I post this.


As for the various editions, honestly I could buy the $150 CE, never play it, and still feel I've gotten a good deal because of how much time I put into the original GW. I'm resisting buying it right now, but I'll probably break by the end of the day.
 
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Hardware > Headphones
5. Re: Headphones Mar 13, 2012, 09:41 Bucky
 
I think 'potentially' is the key here. The HD-555s had a noticeably improved soundstage, and I feel that the bass was better too, though that may be due more to the fact that the HD-555 is a technically superior set to the HD-280s than to the design of the headphones.

The thing I should probably make clear is that the bass was more pronounced with the HD-280s, but it wasn't as good. It sounded like they'd been tuned to be a bit heavier at lower frequencies, while the HD-555s seem to have better reproduction across the whole range.

With all this said, I should note that I'm no audiophile. I can help based on my limited experience with two sets, but the Amazon reviews will probably be more helpful overall. I just don't want you to drop that kind of money on my word alone.
 
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Hardware > Headphones
3. Re: Headphones Mar 13, 2012, 00:33 Bucky
 
Sennheiser. I owned a HD-280 PRO set before finally running over them with the chair. Now I have a HD-555 set, and I love them. Both are incredibly durable and put out fantastic sound. Both sets have made me completely loyal to the brand. My HD-555 have been dropped from the desk more times than I can count, I've run over the cord with the chair even more frequently, and they still sound fantastic and show only minimal signs of wear after years of use.

I'm pushing the sound to them with the Asus Xonar DX card, which was a huge step up from the onboard sound. Creative made me swear off sound cards, which was fine until I heard the difference that sound card made.


Looking through my history, I've had the Xonar since April 08, and the HD-555s since March 08. A pretty good track record for both.

Edit: I chose long ago to use a basic Logitech USB mic for voice communication. No one has ever had a problem hearing me, and it gave me a larger range of headphones to choose from.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2012, 12:04 Bucky
 
Give me DST year-round, please. I much prefer to have my daylight at the end of the day. It happens to coincide perfectly this year thanks to the excellent start to March (60s all week, woo!) The bike is in the shop and new pedals are on the way, by Friday I'll get to regret not being more religious on the trainer over the winter.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Launch Trailer
4. Re: Mass Effect 3 Launch Trailer Mar 2, 2012, 23:57 Bucky
 
I might need to change my pants after watching that.

I cannot wait to play. The pre-load on my deluxe edition is done, I'm going to finish up my ME2 playthrough this weekend (damn lost save...), and I'll probably get sick on Tuesday.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated
30. Re: Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated Feb 27, 2012, 23:54 Bucky
 
Hammer wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 20:43:
What would be the point? The point would be...YOU enjoying the game the way YOU want it.

You just said: "the most fun I had with Diablo 2 was, like PHJF, building up new characters from scratch... "

You will still be able to do that!!

What? Are you saying, that because you're not OBLIGATED to do so, that you won't enjoy it as much??!?

This is the insanity I see in most of the posts that argue against the changes Blizzard has made. Because you are no longer obligated to play a certain way does not mean that you still cannot. So what's the real issue then? Is it that others can choose to play the game in a way that you disagree with? Or is it simply that change is bad?

Admittedly, this is an issue in far more than just games. Just because a person believes something must be done a certain way does not mean everyone else must accept it. The key to it is choice, which people will vigorously defend for themselves while trying to take it from others.

Meh, sorry, I wandered a bit. I'll be creating new low level characters to try different play styles and builds, so that I can try out the low level gear and see how effective those styles are. Just because I don't have to doesn't mean I won't. I'll also be trying out hardcore, and thanks to the (hopefully) secure multiplayer, I'll probably give that a try as well.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated
16. Re: Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated Feb 27, 2012, 14:59 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 14:34:
Any word on the Torchlight 2 launch date? I know it got pushed back but can't recall if they said anything else. I think I'm more excited about TL2 than this game right now despite having fun with the beta.

I've been keeping an eye on TL2 as well, they haven't set any new release date since November slipped past them. There's a new TL2 website up, and a small closed beta is rumored to be coming up "soon".
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated
10. Re: Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated Feb 27, 2012, 13:50 Bucky
 
Prez wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 13:33:
I have yet to see a case of a multiplayer environment in which "min-maxers" (the type I assume would use skill "calculators") and people for which it's all about the journey can peacefully coexist. I got griefed out of every other Guild Wars group I joined because I had a 'noob build' and wasn't enamored with pouring over the Ranger/Warrior wiki for hours on end. My coop friends in Diablo (the few times I played it in any other mode then singleplayer) laughed at my gimped characters. The less said about my foray into League of Legends, the better.

This is a large part of the reason why I pre-ordered Diablo 3. I always hated thinking I was screwing up a build with the wrong attribute point allocation, or worrying that a skill I took would turn out to be useless. I'd spend more time researching a class than I would actually playing it. Blizzard has stripped those ridiculous (and needless) restrictions from D3. Instead it's about customizing your character through loot and skill selection, and playing how you want to play.

Beta 13 really pulled the game together, and now I find myself disappointed when I can't continue past the Skeleton King. They need to release the game before I wear out my mouse on the beta.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
101. Re: Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears Feb 24, 2012, 23:53 Bucky
 
If people don't like what Blizzard is doing with Diablo 3, why not set your sights on another game? Torchlight 2 is around the corner, and I think Grim Dawn is targeted for this year as well.  
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