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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Torchlight II Trailer
8. Re: Torchlight II Trailer Dec 17, 2011, 21:07 Bucky
 
Krovven wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 20:29:
Bucky wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 20:13:
Judging D3 based on the limited area that we have is a mistake.

So you didn't bother to quote the part where I said...

Granted I expect D3 to change a lot before it goes live, but as it is, I'm more looking forward to Torchlight 2 and it's going to be a 3rd of the price of D3.

To repeat...I expect things to change in the D3 beta. BUT AS IT IS NOW, I am more looking forward to Torchlight 2.

I didn't quote it because, gameplay wise, this section of the game will likely remain as it is now in terms of enemy quantity and interactions. The game will certainly open up after the skeleton king, but all we have is the newbie training area. I think you're referring to the game as a whole, while I was focused on the beta itself. It's my fault for focusing so strictly on that part of your comment, I've just seen a lot of comments in the D3 forums where people don't realize the beta content is the section of the game with training wheels.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Trailer
6. Re: Torchlight II Trailer Dec 17, 2011, 20:13 Bucky
 
Krovven wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 19:27:
I recently played through the D3 beta, the Skeleton King dungeon was pretty good, everything up to that point was fairly boring. There just arent enough monsters, the ones that spawn out of the walls, statues, etc, the animations take so long for them to become active they pose no threat whatsoever, and when 75% of the monsters are like this, makes combat very boring.

The monsters also seem to have a very short aggro radius, and often they wouldnt attack me at all. If they did aggro and I ran away for 20ft they would stop chasing. So rounding up a big stack of monsters to fight was impossible. Yawn. Back on the lack of monsters, there were often times that I'd be walking through room after room and it was just destructible environment stuff and never a monster. Felt like I was playing one of those hidden objects games.

D3 looks great and sounds great, but the (lack of) skill/stat progression and combat are simply boring.

The beta content is the starting area only, it's intended to be easy while players get a handle on the game. As such, monsters are sparse, aggro range is limited, and monster skills are limited. There are numerous threads on that very point. Judging D3 based on the limited area that we have is a mistake.

Now, judging it based on other qualities is another story. The amount of server interaction that's required by the game is quickly making D3 drop on my list. If you have 200+ms lag it's visible in almost every interaction you have on the screen (combat, looting, storage, etc). It completely ruins the game feel, in my opinion.

I'm also rather underwhelmed by the art direction. Torchlight 2 just looks better, to me. As it stands, Torchlight 2 is a Day 1 purchase and D3 will wait for a sale.
 
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News Comments > More on Guild Wars 2 Mesmer
6. Re: More on Guild Wars 2 Mesmer Dec 14, 2011, 13:55 Bucky
 
I always thought the Mesmer was under-rated in Guild Wars, and a profession I loved to play. It was always particularly strong in PvP, where a number of different builds worked wonders.  
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News Comments > The Humble Indie Bundle #4
11. Re: The Humble Indie Bundle #4 Dec 13, 2011, 23:54 Bucky
 
I already own 4 of the 7 games, and can honestly say this might be the best humble bundle yet. Super Meat Boy alone is worth $15. I'll be grabbing this, Shank has been on my wishlist for ages but I've yet to see a sale, until now.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Goes Back to Karkand
18. Re: Battlefield 3 Goes Back to Karkand Dec 13, 2011, 12:32 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Dec 13, 2011, 12:10:
McSterls wrote on Dec 13, 2011, 12:03:
Already have moved onto Skyrim...BF3 looks great but suffers from the same problems as previous BF games, the sniper rules the field.

Hahaha this is just absurd, snipers are a joke these days. The Recon kit in general is by far the weakest one. The scope glare means that you can pretty much spot them anywhere, their rifles aren't very good until the later unlocks and their gadgets are so situational that you're often better off just playing a general class. Snipers are so marginalized in this game that it's kind of hilarious.

The last patch fixed up the majority of the balance problems and the game is a blast to play now. I love the fact that snipers suck too, it's a wonderful idiot trap for public players and they pad my score.

LOL, a bunch of grumpy pissed off complaining gamers..LOL!

So you're angry and pissed off? You post on Blues too


I've been playing for the last few days, and the last patch was a huge improvement in terms of balance. The game is once again pure joy to play. Though for some reason each initial map load after the patch took AGES, though now it's back to being nice and quick.

I agree with snipers being marginalized and situational. I prefer to use the class that way, either equipping a semi-auto rifle with a short range scope to eliminate glare, or using one of the PDWs. Their spotting gadgets are also extremely helpful to the team if used properly.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Opening Cinematic
11. Re: Diablo III Opening Cinematic Dec 11, 2011, 21:48 Bucky
 
MrBone wrote on Dec 11, 2011, 21:04:
The beta is sobering. Reminded me never to get my hopes up too much. Disappointing.

Having gotten into the Beta with the last wave of invites, my biggest problem with D3 is just how much of the gameplay is tied into the servers. The servers have been having issues over the last few days thanks to the new wave of invites (hey, that's the point of the beta) and it's exposed a few flaws. My biggest issue is that even weapon strikes are related to ping, which can ruin the gameplay if you're on a server that's having issues. Not fun to play a monk, see a blow thrown, and then throw a second blow when the first one would have normally felled the enemy--which it does, once it finally registers.

Oh, Torchlight 2, get here soon.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Interview
16. Re: Torchlight 2 Interview Dec 6, 2011, 23:41 Bucky
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 6, 2011, 20:33:
Doesn't matter if TL2 and D3 were exactly the same and released on the same day, one is $60 and one is what, $20? Less?

$20
 
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Interview
6. Re: Torchlight 2 Interview Dec 6, 2011, 14:52 Bucky
 
Optional nickname wrote on Dec 6, 2011, 12:29:
IF I were project lead on TL2, I'd have cancelled the game altogether by now. D3 is around the corner.

There's quite a bit of difference between the two games, not the least of which is the level of control each developer is imposing upon the game. D3 is going to be locked down, while Torchlight 2 will be open to modding and the like. Runic has said they aren't particularly worried about Diablo 3 given how different the two games are, not to mention that the original Torchlight had lengthy and sustained sales which I'd imagine they expect with the sequel. There's also the not-so-small issue of budget, Torchlight 2 won't have to sell nearly as many copies as Diablo 3 in order to break even.

I'm practically foaming at the mouth for either game, and both Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 will be pre-order puchases. Now if only either company would give me a release date!
 
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News Comments > No Battlefield 3 VOIP Changes Today
8. Re: No Battlefield 3 VOIP Changes Today Dec 6, 2011, 11:07 Bucky
 
3.9 GB update. I guess I'll go get groceries while I wait...  
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News Comments > BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates
27. Re: The real change-log; Client R3 + Server R11 on 6DEC Dec 3, 2011, 00:45 Bucky
 
Once this patch lands, I'll be playing BF3 again. Lots of excellent balance work in there.  
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News Comments > BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates
12. Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Dec 2, 2011, 13:42 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Dec 2, 2011, 12:33:
Matshock wrote on Dec 2, 2011, 11:33:
I pre-ordered so I'll be happy to play Karkand while waiting for them to improve the other maps.

Some balance fixes on the unlocks have been blogged about by DICE- flashlight and IRNV nerfs are on deck. I haven't heard anything about frag rounds or guided tank rounds yet though.

Guided tank rounds by themselves are fine, it's the fact that they're a fairly deep in MBT unlock that's kind of shitty. Just an example of the types of balance problems present in the unlock system. They managed to get most of the guns close together in terms of performance but the attachments/unlocks are where the problem lies IMO.

I hate to say it, but CoD:Black Ops had one of the best unlocking systems, in my opinion. At a certain level the weapon would unlock, then you spent cash for whichever weapon attachments you wanted. Allowing for some level of discretionary unlocking on the players part is still the best way to go, I think.
 
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News Comments > BRINK Free Weekend
6. Re: BRINK Free Weekend Dec 1, 2011, 23:49 Bucky
 
The only good thing about Brink is that it has made me much more cautious when it comes to pre-orders.

I haven't been so disappointed by a game in a long, long time.
 
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News Comments > Steam Daily Wishlist Giveaway - Terraria Sale
5. Re: Steam Daily Wishlist Giveaway - Terraria Sale Dec 1, 2011, 14:50 Bucky
 
Halo wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 14:47:
I tried this and have one question, does the digging speed up? I mean I was getting a little sick of mining one pixel at a time...

It will always be one block at a time with the pickaxe, though you can create new ones that will go through a given material faster, say 1 hit to mine a stone block instead of 4.

Then there's explosives, which are entertaining and will definitely remove more than one pixel.
 
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News Comments > Steam Daily Wishlist Giveaway - Terraria Sale
2. Re: Steam Daily Wishlist Giveaway - Terraria Sale Dec 1, 2011, 14:40 Bucky
 
Crap. Now I really need to finish my first Skyrim playthrough so I can get back into Terraria, though that may not be a wise decision. This game has the habit of making hours disappear.

For $2.50, everyone should own it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2011, 11:00 Bucky
 
*sigh*

That HL:Origins teaser only serves to remind me of just how much I want the next installment in the series. One day Valve will announce the next game, and I'll probably drop dead from pure joy before I ever get to play it.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Gulf of Oman Trailer
10. Re: Battlefield 3 Gulf of Oman Trailer Nov 28, 2011, 11:58 Bucky
 
A lot of this is the reason I'd switched to Rush instead of Conquest--everything plays better in Rush in my opinion. Even 32 player conquest is typically superior, though it begs the question of why bother supporting 64 players if you aren't going to design the game around that kind of player count.

BF3 is starting to call my name again, and I've just about hitthe wall with Skyrim, so that extended leave from BF3 should end soon.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
28. Re: On Sale Nov 28, 2011, 01:00 Bucky
 
Dungeons of Dredmor made it into the library late, when I noticed it going for $2.50. At that price, and with the almost universal praise I've seen it get, I couldn't pass it up.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Nov 27, 2011, 14:10 Bucky
 
$10 for the entire Dead Space franchise should be an instant purchase for anyone that hasn't played them.


This is the first Steam sale that's gone past where I've purchased so little: only Orcs Must Die+DLC found it's way into my library. I think a lot of it has to do with the ridiculous number of excellent games that have come out in the last few months; I'm simply content with what I have in front of me right now, so I can wait for better sales later on.

Fortunately there's not much due in the next year or so (that I know of) that has my attention, so I'll hopefully have some time to catch up on all the gaming that needs to be done. Now if only Runic or Blizzard would hurry up and give me my hack-n-slash fix....
 
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst 11.11b Performance Drivers
2. Re: AMD Catalyst 11.11b Performance Drivers Nov 26, 2011, 18:30 Bucky
 
The performance gain on Skyrim with my 5850 was noticeable, but I've also picked up a silent CTD while playing. I don't know if this is due to the small Skyrim patch or the new drivers, but the 11.11b are installing now, so we'll find out.  
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News Comments > On Sale
17. Re: On Sale Nov 25, 2011, 20:53 Bucky
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 19:07:
Bucky wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 18:16:
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 17:50:
Yo Bucky! I see Runespell is on your wish list - it's down to $2.50. I gotta grab that one this weekend.

My first thought reading that was "It is?" I'll have to pick that one up on the last day. My Steam sale rule of thumb is that if it's 75%+ off or under $5 I'll buy it for later, though that's a large part of the reason why my Steam library just continues to grow.

I'm hoping Hard Reset will get a daily sale--I had a lot of fun with the demo and it would make for a good diversion from Skyrim (while I wait for the tactical light in BF3 to finally get turned down).

Wasn't hard reset 75% on the FIRST day:??

I know SOMETIMES they do all of the sales over on the LAST day.....who knows.

Unless I missed a day, no, I'm pretty sure it hasn't had a daily sale yet. Does anyone know of a way (or website) to track the old sales? I'm gonna try lookin' through Blue's sales listing, but I'm hoping for something a bit easier to wade through.
 
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