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Real Name Michael Braun   
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Nickname Talisorn
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Signed On Oct 15, 2003, 02:59
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News Comments > New China Game Laws
8. Re: New China Game Laws Aug 1, 2010, 19:46 Talisorn
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Aug 1, 2010, 18:57:
Donkey_Punch wrote on Aug 1, 2010, 18:50:
While everyone is pointing fingers at China let us pause and reflect on the fact that we have outsourced all our jobs to this country so corporations and already rich white businessmen can make maximum profits and get even richer.

Enjoy the economic crisis.

She's trying to say something - I just don't know what it is.

Ya think, Magee?
 
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News Comments > Lord British Wins NCsoft Lawsuit
19. Re: Lord British Wins NCsoft Lawsuit Jul 30, 2010, 18:57 Talisorn
 
I gave of a little WOOT when I read this!!!

I have a hell of a lot more respect for Richard Garriot than NCSoft. In fact as far as I'm concerned NCSoft are the scum of all MMO companies, dropping a game when it begins to get a sniff of not bringing them a profit. Even the much hated SOE keep games on life-support and even actively support them while they have low populations. NCSoft will kill them dead ... even if those games are offered to be taken up by the community or other companies.

The only thing NCSoft seems capable of doing is bringing Korean grind games to the West ... and ALL have been goddamn woeful in my opinion. Most other Western based games they have closed down (CoX withstanding). Even GW I consider crap ... it may be cheap to play, but it's a McDonalds Happy Meal when you have a virtual smorgasbord decent restaurants to eat from.
 
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News Comments > Exteel Ending in September
1. Re: Exteel Ending in September Jul 29, 2010, 01:07 Talisorn
 
Surprise, surprise, surprise. I pity anyone who gets attached to an NCSoft game. You can never rely on it being available. One thing I can say for Sony is that, despite how much hate there is for them in the MMO industry, the at least keep ges on life-support for the fans to keep playing. NCSoft will ditch a game as soon as it looks like faltering.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Midnight Launch
27. Re: StarCraft II Midnight Launch Jul 27, 2010, 03:48 Talisorn
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 27, 2010, 00:28:
Another fine Blizzard Collectors Edition worth every penny.
QFT!

Installing right now (after work), 'cause the 27th happened almost 18 hours ago over here.







And now for something completely childish and immature ....

FUCK YOU PIRATE ASSHOLES!!!
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Trailer
5. Re: StarCraft II Trailer Jul 21, 2010, 22:16 Talisorn
 
CRAP! I got goosebumps watching that.

One thing the Blizzard REALLY knows how to do is weave a good story!
 
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News Comments > Pachter: Activision Should Charge for CoD Multiplayer
34. Re: Pachter: Activision Should Charge for CoD Multiplayer Jul 16, 2010, 20:45 Talisorn
 
Can you hear that people?

That is the sound of Kotic and the other greedy corporate heyenas getting ready to tear that the cornered free online FPS gaming beast. It won't happen this year. It may not happen next year. But in five years time, free online gaming will become a rarity among AAA game releases.

Slowly as the greedy money-grubbing suits are being shooed away from embattled credit seekers, they are looking for new prey .... new untapped markets to plunder.
 
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News Comments > Maxis Online Game Plans?
4. Re: Maxis Online Game Plans? Jul 14, 2010, 17:59 Talisorn
 
An Al-Qaeda based online Sims game? The mind boggles.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Working on "Small Scale" MMOGs
17. Re: BioWare Working on Jul 14, 2010, 17:55 Talisorn
 
Now if only they'd do a NWN3. The kind that addresses all the issues where Obsidian failed ... and keep forstering the modding and small community groups setting up their own MMO-like campaigns was what kept the game running so long.

If THAT'S what they mean by small scale MMO ... BRING IT ON!
 
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News Comments > Tim Schafer Blasts Bobby Kotick
32. Re: Tim Schafer Blasts Bobby Kotick Jul 14, 2010, 17:49 Talisorn
 
kxmode wrote on Jul 14, 2010, 12:16:
I also recommend BOP manufacturing!

Favorite excerpt.

Eurogamer: What do you think about Bobby Kotick? He's a person.
Tim Schafer: He is. Well, allegedly. Ah... I don't know.

LOL! +2 Tim Schafer, you're my hero! :D

+3 and QFT just to be sure!
 
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News Comments > APB Plans
18. Re: APB Plans Jul 13, 2010, 17:45 Talisorn
 
It doesn't matter how good it is or is not, they've created a twitch based game (good latency required) and provided no support for and are not selling to people outside the US or Europe. Sure they are the biggest markets, but they've lost out on everyone else.

As an Aussie gamer, these guys can go fuck themselves.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Real ID
121. Re: Blizzard on Real ID Jul 8, 2010, 18:36 Talisorn
 
Kosumo wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 18:06:
I feel sorry for anyone who feels that gaming may have a effect on their employment - if that happened in anyway which you could prove, you most likely could sue your way to never doing anything but gaming again.
I couldn't agree more. Any employer that has this kind of attitude against their employees do in their spare time if is not worth working for. It's sad if this is the norm in the US, because in the rest of the civilised world, employers DON'T have the right to dictate to their employees how to run their lives. Work to live. Not live to work.

Luke wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 17:39:
the funny part after what happen to him is : now blizz employed don't have to show there true name , we do but not them

And there's the rub. Surly if THEY have a problem with it, then they can understand that THEIR CUSTOMERS have a problem with it. If there is any reason for it to be opt in, then that is it.

If they want people to use RealID, then use a carrot. Offer people something in return for opting into their scheme. But for those who don't want in ... don't force them.

Personally, I'm on the fence here. I see that it's going to cut down the zoo-like nature of the WoW forums. People will need to be careful what they say. But it's also going to fragment the community, as all sorts if "unofficial" forums will open up where people who want to can protect their anonymity. My concern is that the anti-RealID zealots will take the opportunity to seariously harrass people opting in and using official forums ... and you only need a couple of loony-toons to cause real trouble.

In-game, I don't see it as a major problem, as long as people are careful who they share their info with. I've chosen the people I share my ID with carefully; I only have done so with people I'm already on a first name basis with. But people need to be REALLY careful and not do it willy-nilly.

It's going to be intersting what happens in a couple of months after this has gone in. Interesting indeed.
 
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News Comments > The Settlers 7 DLC
3. Re: The Settlers 7 DLC Jul 7, 2010, 18:09 Talisorn
 
A post about Ubisoft DRM. Imagine that.

To anyone out there that's actually played the game ... is it any good? It look interesting, but I've never actually tried a Settlers game (at least since the first one actually).
 
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News Comments > More on Blizzard's Real ID
54. Re: More on Blizzard's Real ID Jul 7, 2010, 08:24 Talisorn
 
The PC Warrior wrote on Jul 7, 2010, 06:17:
you wouldnt have a job anywhere but retail then, its standard practice in human resources these days. and you said you didnt see how this could be harmful, so a bunch of us are pointing out how and now youre just making excuses for blizzard. next time say that you just want to make excuses for blizzard so we will know not to waste time with you.
Errr .... Just because I have a differing opinion, I'm a Blizzard apologist? Perhaps I'm just in the position in my career I can afford to pick and choose my place of employment, that I can also afford to thumb my nose at those kind of employment practices as well.

If that's the norm for employers in the US, viva la revolution.
 
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News Comments > More on Blizzard's Real ID
50. Re: More on Blizzard's Real ID Jul 7, 2010, 03:09 Talisorn
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 7, 2010, 02:11:
Talisorn wrote on Jul 7, 2010, 00:13:
1. Why should your employer care?
2. How are they going to find out?

If your posting that information on the forum, that's your problem.
Because employers have this idea that if you can bring anything that's not within the company line, you're not a worthwhile employee. Huh that guy plays wow, well we sure wouldn't want one of them with us. And people have been refused employment based on things they've posted online, and people have been fired because of what they post online as well.

Employers stepping into the world of "it's offline, but screw you" has been happening a lot more the last few years. It will get worse, as the employment situation revolves around an employers market.

Bah. I wouldn't want to work for an employer that thought like that. They'd be wasting my time.
 
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News Comments > More on Blizzard's Real ID
47. Re: More on Blizzard's Real ID Jul 7, 2010, 00:13 Talisorn
 
The PC Warrior wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 23:32:
i doubt people want their potential employer knowing that they caused a guild drama or that they play 50 hours of videogames a week because their real name got googled by someone in hr.

1. Why should your employer care?
2. How are they going to find out?

If your posting that information on the forum, that's your problem.

The PC Warrior wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 23:32:
i doubt people want others tracking them down for some perceived internet slight. i doubt the female gamers want to be stalked by desperate, creepy people. i doubt parents want their kids personally identified on the internet for potential targeting by pedophiles.

That's more serious. Once again, this only applies to forum posts. In game, your name is only available to those people you allow to see it on your friends list. The only people I've traded IDs with are people I KNOW in real life, so they know far more about me than they can find out on the internet.

There certainly needs to be more education about its impact and it DEFINATELY needs to have parental controls associated with it.

The PC Warrior wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 23:32:
it doesnt take a genius or much imagination to see how this kind of thing could be bad.
Simple Rule. Don't be an ass on the forums. Or if your worried about it ... don't post on the forums at all. Nobody will know WHO you are then.
 
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News Comments > More on Blizzard's Real ID
44. Re: More on Blizzard's Real ID Jul 6, 2010, 22:30 Talisorn
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 20:41:
PHJF wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 20:37:
Somehow "Frank Callahan has main DPS tonight" doesn't carry the same weight as "Rutgart Rockcleaver has main DPS tonight."

Hey, at least now we'll know just how many guys play female elfs.
Yeh .. they're the guys posting from level one male characters.



I have to say, I don't see the big deal here. So people can see your real name. That's all they can see. I fail to see the hoopla.
 
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News Comments > More on Blizzard's Real ID
1. Re: More on Blizzard's Real ID Jul 6, 2010, 16:37 Talisorn
 
It would be nice if people on the WoW forums WERE forced to post under their real names. Perhaps people would THINK before posting the kind of retarded statements that those forums are notorious for. Posting under anonymity sometimes allows for a little TOO much latitude.  
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News Comments > DirectX 11 WoW
40. Re: DirectX 11 WoW Jul 5, 2010, 19:10 Talisorn
 
Fion wrote on Jul 5, 2010, 18:49:
On a personal level if you want graphics and art direction, Funcom is beyond the best. Argue against their design, gameplay, anything else, but their artists are on a level all themselves.
I do have to agree with you. AoC just so badly burnt me after their first couple of months with their poor untested patches and broken gameplay, that trying to go back was not a pleasurable experience, no matter how much I wanted to like it.

WoW is one of those games I keep going back to. I enjoyed my time in it and keep enjoying it each time I go back. Then before I get too bored or annoyed, cycle back to LotRO or DDO and enjoy those.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 11 WoW
28. Re: DirectX 11 WoW Jul 5, 2010, 17:57 Talisorn
 
Krovven wrote on Jul 5, 2010, 17:47:
ASJD wrote on Jul 5, 2010, 17:17:
WoW still looks good? WoW never looked good.

To each his own. This argument reminds me of all the people saying how Team Fortress 2 looks like shit, because of the cartoon art direction.

QFT. If anything the art direction and area design is top notch. It's not super-realistic but it's not meant to be. In my experience, MMOs the concentrate on great graphics usually fall short in gameplay.

My personal preference in MMOs is LotRO. It has the perfect balance in graphical direction and has great gameplay. They don't get any better.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale, Day 5
3. Re: Steam Sale Jun 28, 2010, 22:36 Talisorn
 
Definately King Arther when I get home. I've been eyeing that game off for a long time.  
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