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Nickname Talisorn
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Signed On Oct 15, 2003, 02:59
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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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News Comments > Ubisoft Sale
18. Re: Ubisoft Sale Jun 24, 2010, 18:14 Talisorn
 
Caveman wrote on Jun 24, 2010, 12:27:
Wow, just wow. Only 1 of those games contain the online DRM. Maybe you nubs should actually click the link before you QQ.
ROFL! Never let facts get in the way of nerd rage on Blues.
 
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News Comments > 70% of Activision Profits Non-Console
20. Re: 70% of Activision Profits Non-Console Jun 23, 2010, 15:51 Talisorn
 
I astounds me that people are willing to listen to BK considering the amount of bullshit spin that comes out his mouth. Then I realize, he's not talking to us; he's talking to shareholders and finance people who know and care nothing about games.

I do wonder if these shenanigans piss off the Blizzard execs.
 
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News Comments > Kotick: Audience "Clamoring" for Subscription CoD
42. Re: Kotick: Audience Jun 20, 2010, 18:28 Talisorn
 
I'm sorry. I still can't understand why anyone is clamouring to pay for what they get for free. Unless they have some serious value add in there, this is just simply insane .... kind of like trying to charge a subscription for a 3D Diablo clone.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon Tix on Sale
3. Re: BlizzCon Tix on Sale Jun 2, 2010, 23:04 Talisorn
 
Meh. I'll catch the webcast in hte comfort of my living room.  
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News Comments > Stolen Gaming Credentials
30. Re: Stolen Gaming Credentials May 27, 2010, 18:03 Talisorn
 
I get between 5 and 10 phishing emails for WoW and NCSoft on a DAILY basis. Whenever I could be bothered to do a "whois" on the actual URL, it invariably points back to China.

Funny thing is, I haven't had these accounts active for quite a while. And they haven't been compromised. I am getting sick of it though and am even beginning to consider closing my email account which I've had for over 20 years.

All the more reason to have hardware authenticators on gaming accounts. It's probably one of the best things Blizzard did for account security.
 
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News Comments > Palm Emulator
8. Re: Palm Emulator May 20, 2010, 18:06 Talisorn
 
The Palm had games?  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Considering EA-Style DLC Scheme
44. Re: Ubisoft Considering EA-Style DLC Scheme May 19, 2010, 18:41 Talisorn
 
On a side note, I read on Massively that Ubisoft have five new MMO's in production. They are also requiring you to be connected to their servers while playing. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!1!  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Considering EA-Style DLC Scheme
42. Re: Ubisoft Considering EA-Style DLC Scheme May 19, 2010, 18:09 Talisorn
 
The only people who see profit from used games are the retailer.

Regardless, I've yet to see a major retailer that will sell used PC games. They're all console games.
 
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News Comments > Epic on Piracy and PCs
90. Re: Epic on Piracy and PCs May 17, 2010, 18:38 Talisorn
 
Overon wrote on May 17, 2010, 18:35:

What about Derek Smart threads?
Nothing gets more posts than game piracy and console vs PC sales (and Derek Smart threads)on Bluesnews.
Of course. Most here have are impassioned opinions on the subject and either side believe they are right.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Match Fixing Indictments
3. Re: StarCraft Match Fixing Indictments May 17, 2010, 18:35 Talisorn
 
And this story is surprising .... why? There's a log of money involved. Of course there's going to be corruption. The two go hand in hand. They really have to sting the guys behind it and not just the players who took part in it.  
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News Comments > Epic on Piracy and PCs
88. Re: Epic on Piracy and PCs May 17, 2010, 18:26 Talisorn
 
BobBob wrote on May 17, 2010, 12:52:
I really need a keyboard and mouse. Consoles are too limited in usability.
+1. When they get a decent controller for a console, I'll play games on it.

And all those people with comments like "Good Riddance", what happens when all development goes to the consoles? Your going to be bitching that nothing ever gets released on the PC. Piracy does have an impact on companies, regardless of what you may have convinced yourself. You only have yourselves to blame when there's nothing left to play .. and your taking the honest people with you.
 
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