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Signed On Oct 17, 2003, 03:30
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News Comments > Wargaming Boasts 100M Registered Players
10. Re: Wargaming Boasts 100M Registered Players Aug 12, 2014, 23:20 Krovven
 
Primalchrome wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 17:50:
Out of curiosity, I'd like to see numbers on concurrent players.

Well, as I type this there are 32k+ online US West server. I don't know if the online user total is combined with US East, or even Europe.

I have been playing a lot in the last couple of months, as they have changed several things. One being that premium shells can now be purchased with Silver (earned by playing) instead of just Gold (ca$h). They have basically removed pay-to-win from the game. There is also the Events and Missions, to earn Consumables (Repair Kits, Fire Extinguishers, etc), free Premium time and premium tanks, various sales on buying and spending gold, tanks, crew training, etc.

 
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News Comments > John Romero's New Shooter Plans
57. Re: John Romero's New Shooter Plans Aug 12, 2014, 16:40 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 09:00:
Krovven wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 05:59:
Some of you need a reality check and maybe look yourselves in the mirror.

I don't personally care about him because hey, he did some dumb things when he was young, who here hasn't? That being said, an introspective look in the mirror over derision of a videogame developer? Mmmm no, that seems a bit overly dramatic.

Disastrous failure overshadowing success is nothing new in this industry or any other.

Does he deserve another chance? Absolutely. All he has to do is make another great game and I'm sure all is forgiven among the offended. Until then most people will remember him for the silly ads and various failures.

Overly dramatic, like the grown men here posting straight up hateful comments towards a man they do not know and likely have never met or even talk to?

Only weak people like to beat others down constantly, especially over something inconsequential. It's not like John Romero did something truly horrible to humanity. Now if only so much passion would be put towards actual real problems in this world instead of vilifying a game developer, 15 years down the road.

id software arguably didn't make anything good after Romero left, so there is that. On the topic of him leaving, it's also publicly known that others were forced out of id software for disagreements on the design of games and future of the company.

John Romero has nothing to prove, at least not to the heathens here.
 
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News Comments > John Romero's New Shooter Plans
45. Re: John Romero's New Shooter Plans Aug 12, 2014, 06:13 Krovven
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 04:00:
Krovven wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 03:27:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 19:04:
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 18:46:
And the room. Went. Wild.

Really? Together, as id, they made two great shooters. Individually, other than Carmack, none of those guys has ever achieved much, if anything.

Stop giving the guy so much credit for shit he did 20 years ago, people.

Agreed. He made FUCKING MOBILE GAMES. And his last PC/xbox/ps3 cross platform project failed after 2 years of development.

F him. I have no faith in him at this point.

Him and CB can go F themselves.

I have never really understood the hate towards Romero or Carmack. Only in the game industry can someone make some great games; ya know just games that changed gaming forever with Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake...only to be hated and told to go fuck themselves because their careers didn't unfold according to what some of you wanted.


People are sick of egotistical bastards like Romero taking all the credit. The whole team at id at the time was responsible for these games not just Romero.

What the fuck are you talking about? Where exactly is Romero claiming he did everything? The information of what he and others worked on is available on the net in various locations. He (along with others) were highly involved in all the games and he was one of the founders of id.
Hell, before they formed id, HE was the one that put the team together that formed id.
 
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News Comments > John Romero's New Shooter Plans
44. Re: John Romero's New Shooter Plans Aug 12, 2014, 05:59 Krovven
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 03:51:
Krovven wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 03:27:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 19:04:
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 18:46:
And the room. Went. Wild.

Really? Together, as id, they made two great shooters. Individually, other than Carmack, none of those guys has ever achieved much, if anything.

Stop giving the guy so much credit for shit he did 20 years ago, people.

Agreed. He made FUCKING MOBILE GAMES. And his last PC/xbox/ps3 cross platform project failed after 2 years of development.

F him. I have no faith in him at this point.

Him and CB can go F themselves.

I have never really understood the hate towards Romero or Carmack. Only in the game industry can someone make some great games; ya know just games that changed gaming forever with Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake...only to be hated and told to go fuck themselves because their careers didn't unfold according to what some of you wanted.

Only in the game industry huh? Never heard of the music industry?

When was the last time Zeppelin had a really good album, let alone any album at all? They are still endeared. Surviving members still make music, that some like and others do not. They are still respected.

So yes. Only in the game industry do I see such swings from love to hate over something like a developers chosen career path.

If everyone here knows as much as they claim to, then you all know the "Make you his bitch" ad was not his idea. Yet people around here continue to act like it was. Diakatana, the single player game sucked. The multiplayer was fun, and many around here have spoken to that in the past. When it comes to Ion Storm, he wasn't the only man at the helm and Diakatana was not the only failure there.

Last I checked, there were game companies failing left right and center, some making bad games, some making good games and still not surviving. John Romero isn't special in that regard, or do his failures make him a bad person as some allude to.

Last I checked Romero had a few companies making various games and have been doing so for many years now.
Apparently this makes him a failure in the eyes of so many of you.

Some of you need a reality check and maybe look yourselves in the mirror.
 
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News Comments > John Romero's New Shooter Plans
41. Re: John Romero's New Shooter Plans Aug 12, 2014, 03:27 Krovven
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 19:04:
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 18:46:
And the room. Went. Wild.

Really? Together, as id, they made two great shooters. Individually, other than Carmack, none of those guys has ever achieved much, if anything.

Stop giving the guy so much credit for shit he did 20 years ago, people.

Agreed. He made FUCKING MOBILE GAMES. And his last PC/xbox/ps3 cross platform project failed after 2 years of development.

F him. I have no faith in him at this point.

Him and CB can go F themselves.

I have never really understood the hate towards Romero or Carmack. Only in the game industry can someone make some great games; ya know just games that changed gaming forever with Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake...only to be hated and told to go fuck themselves because their careers didn't unfold according to what some of you wanted.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 10, 2014, 17:21 Krovven
 
I just got up and it was saying that I hadn't been connected to Friends list for 17 hrs...not that those offline numbers are ever reliable. I see "offline for 18 hrs" on friends that went offline 30secs ago.

It is unusual for everything Steam to all be down at once, and they usually have a "down for maintenance" thing on the website if they do.

Edit: and now seems to be back up.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 10, 2014, 16:45 Krovven
 
Is it just me, or does Steam seem to be down? can't connect when loading Steam and the website doesn't load.

 
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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
31. Re: Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds Aug 7, 2014, 06:23 Krovven
 
The day this released, first thing I did was check the Discussions in Steam. Had my answer immediately. It was a mobile game port and not the original. But, some people are stupid I guess.

With that said, it really should have been more clear on the store page this was a port of the mobile game.

Which begs the question...what idiot at Codemasters thought porting the mobile game would be better than updating the old PC game that was so highly regarded?

Edit: This is the misleading phrase on the store page, and it's the very first line.
"Hit the dirt in Colin McRae Rally - the classic off-road racing experience"

This reads as though it's the "classic" PC game. There is nothing classic about a year old mobile game that got very mediocre reviews.

 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Announced
13. Re: Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Announced Aug 1, 2014, 15:16 Krovven
 
Axis wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 10:55:
Logged in the other day just to mess with some characters. It completely lagged out twice (/occ macro didn't work, it was pure server lag)

LOL! Folks, remember that time when Axis was a rabid PoE fanboy and said that the /occ macro wasn't a thing because the desyncs were easily avoidable?

 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Announced
12. Re: Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Announced Aug 1, 2014, 15:16 Krovven
 
Uhh Blue...I clicked edit to make my changes and it made a new post instead of editing the old one.

Trying again...but maybe I clicked Quote and didn't notice.

This comment was edited on Aug 1, 2014, 15:25.
 
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News Comments > Falling Skies: The Game Trailer
7. Re: Falling Skies: The Game Trailer Jul 29, 2014, 13:45 Krovven
 
Terrible writing, mostly horrible acting, and a story that is all over the place and doesn't seem to know where it's trying to get to.

With that said, I haven't missed an episode and I still enjoyed it for the first 3 seasons. This 4th season however has just completely gone off the rails. I'm bored with every episode thus far and they seem to be spinning their wheels...and they have already been picked up for a 5th season.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Two-Handed Weapon Changes
26. Re: Diablo III Two-Handed Weapon Changes Jul 19, 2014, 11:51 Krovven
 
And for the people that said 2h would be fine at lvl 70 in RoS, when from beta it was already clear they would not; I'll just leave this hear.

I told you so.

 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth in October
30. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth in October Jul 4, 2014, 01:24 Krovven
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 4, 2014, 00:59:
The only way to play a civ game, including civ5.

Well as you can see in the comments, everyone has different preferences and there is no one way to play the game...which is one of the huge benefits of the game.

Personally I prefer playing smaller to mid sized games. Playing on Huge maps with a whole ton of Ai doesn't increase the enjoyment I get out of the game, all it does is make the games last ridiculously longer than they need to (for my tastes).

I also prefer the hex and single unit per tile format. While several comments here seem to indicate that they prefer more units per stack...the biggest problem with that was the "stacks of doom".
I've tried going back to Civ4, I just couldn't do it.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
43. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 29, 2014, 00:31 Krovven
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 22:03:
Krovven wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 21:23:
WaltC wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 15:26:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 12:43:
Really? Strange, as in unexpected? In the US 30% of adults say they take the Bible literally, and believe in creationism and an earth that's less than 10,000 years old. Religion is a very influential factor. Would sexual orientation be an issue at all if the churches weren't banging that drum to their devotees?

Gee, guy, take a look at anatomical charts for men and women and study up on how the human race procreates (how you got here, in other words), and you may just discover the reason homosexuality has been a deviant sexual practice in every civilization on earth since the dawn of recorded history. Long before there were churches, etc.

Actually homosexuality and bisexuality was perfectly acceptable during ancient Roman times (there is plenty of art still around as proof).

Homophobia is largely a modern movement fueled by religious nonsense.


It certainly goes back further then Roman times, Greek and Etruscan which that 'Roman' art is probably from. Its clear that WaltC has never picked up a history book.

I wasn't suggesting it didn't. It was an example that is widely known and has facts to back it up.

As for the other comment of where Roman "culture" came from...most civilizations have absorbed culture from various locations. The Roman empire lasted a very long time and it's influence spanned a massive amount of the world. This was not to suggest that the art was specifically Roman, or that homosexuality was specific to the Romans.

Some people just want to argue anything, regardless of it's relevance to the actual topic.
 
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News Comments > Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned
35. Re: Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned Jun 28, 2014, 22:50 Krovven
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 21:30:
though most CDkey sellers who are legit get them as print card/XLS or boxed retail in bulk(I really wouldn't want to do the input job).

Really? Provide some proof.

Not only does it seem absolutely asinine to spend money on printing codes to a card and shipping those physical objects around the world to legitimate re-sellers and then have them manual enter the codes, that's not my experience from friends that have worked at companies that sold their games on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
36. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 28, 2014, 21:23 Krovven
 
WaltC wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 15:26:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 12:43:
Really? Strange, as in unexpected? In the US 30% of adults say they take the Bible literally, and believe in creationism and an earth that's less than 10,000 years old. Religion is a very influential factor. Would sexual orientation be an issue at all if the churches weren't banging that drum to their devotees?

Gee, guy, take a look at anatomical charts for men and women and study up on how the human race procreates (how you got here, in other words), and you may just discover the reason homosexuality has been a deviant sexual practice in every civilization on earth since the dawn of recorded history. Long before there were churches, etc.

Actually homosexuality and bisexuality was perfectly acceptable during ancient Roman times (there is plenty of art still around as proof).

Homophobia is largely a modern movement fueled by religious nonsense.

 
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News Comments > Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned
30. Re: Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned Jun 28, 2014, 21:12 Krovven
 
While Rebellion has every right to shut down unauthorized resellers from selling keys that were not purchased from Rebellion/Steam, it would have been far better PR just to accept the loss and tighten up their distribution of keys going forward.

CJS seems to think they are entitled to sell CD keys they did not obtain from the source. Newsflash, you are not. Works the same in retail. Companies don't get to go buy goods on the black market and sell them at retail when they do not have a legitimate deal in place with distributors.

 
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News Comments > Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned
28. Re: Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned Jun 28, 2014, 21:07 Krovven
 
It’s rather clear that Rebellion are trying to monopolise the sales of their game, while framing legitimate retailers and claiming the keys as ‘stolen’ to try and cover their tracks.

I can only imagine that whoever wrote this also wears a tinfoil hat.

 
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament Video
6. Re: Unreal Tournament Video Jun 28, 2014, 16:12 Krovven
 
At one point in time I wanted a proper sequel to the original Unreal campaign, not the crap that was Unreal 2. Now, I'd like to see a reboot/remake of the original Unreal.

This multiplayer game they are making I don't care that much about, but I will probably at least try it.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 18, 2014, 22:38 Krovven
 
KTR wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 21:03:
Krovven wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 20:46:
They won't be seeing another dime from me anytime soon.

I haven't been following GTA Online since couple months after release, but hasn't the updates so far been free?

I didn't say anything about them charging for updates. Last I checked they were however in the business to make money from games they sell. I had every intention of getting a PC version if/when they released it, and would continue to buy their games...now, not at all. GTA IV PC was crap, No RDR PC, they fucked up the Bully PC port, RDR console post release support was shit and they let cheaters go wild. Pile on all the major fuckups they have had with GTA Online...the left hand clearly doesn't know what the right is doing.

Promising Heists for Online in a trailer that was released a month or two before launch...and we still haven't seen any of them, not even a glimpse. Basically they were advertising a feature they hadn't even begun yet.

 
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