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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://www.moddb.com/mods/eye-of-the-beholder-ii-ledgend-of-darkmoon
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Videos
6. Re: Sword Coast Legends Videos Jul 3, 2015, 13:59 Darks
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 13:36:
Fion wrote on Jul 3, 2015, 12:49:
I guess my hope that this game will offer a custom tool system as comprehensive as NWN2 was a pipe dream.

Yeah that isn't happening.

DEV:
To be completely clear, we don't currently support laying out the dungeon in a tile by tile fashion. But it does also appear to be the #1 request, which is understandable.

Let me be clear, Why would the devs not expect this to be the number one request? Only an idiot would think otherwise especially with the Hugh success NWN had with their tools.

These devs are either lying or completely oblivious.

Still, what they have put together is nice, but its still consolized shit.
 
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News Comments > Swords Coast Legends Stream Today
8. Re: Swords Coast Legends Stream Today Jul 2, 2015, 20:21 Darks
 
Blues? Am I mistaken that I read Closed Beta for this title being mentioned in your posting or did you remove that?

I'm almost certain I read about a closed beta for this game being mentioned. Why did you remove that?
 
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News Comments > Act of Aggression Beta Access with Pre-Purchases
1. Re: Act of Aggression Beta Access with Pre-Purchases Jul 2, 2015, 19:39 Darks
 
Already bought. Cant wait til this starts.  
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News Comments > Swords Coast Legends Stream Today
6. Re: Swords Coast Legends Stream Today Jul 2, 2015, 12:45 Darks
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 12:11:
Yeah I'm not expecing a robust script language to make mods. Sort of a wizard-wyswyg setup. Perhaps best ever made, but will probably have a same'ish feel for anything made with it.

My problem like Cutter said, is that this game will not have the same tools that NWN had where you were free to do what ever you wanted and import anything you needed to make mods more unique.

This game, I have a gut feeling is going to be either pre-made are some kind of random generated levels. and then you can detail those even more with place-able objects or items. Random generated content will start to feel old and reused and get boring after a while.

This is where the game will stall out and more then likely cause the game to die.

I really doubt we will have any scripting available to use other then what they have built in.

My other gut feeling is, they are locking the tools down so they can sell us new content like tiles sets and creatures all for the sake of making more money at our expense.

I hope im wrong, but I have a feeling this is how its going to be.

BTW Cutter, we made a part 2 if you haven't seen or tried it.
 
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News Comments > Swords Coast Legends Stream Today
3. Re: Swords Coast Legends Stream Today Jul 2, 2015, 11:50 Darks
 
Cutter, have you checked out the mod we made called Eye of the Beholder?

if not you should check it out. its actually pretty good.
 
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News Comments > Swords Coast Legends Stream Today
1. Re: Swords Coast Legends Stream Today Jul 2, 2015, 09:55 Darks
 
Cutter, I know you are just as much excited/Interested about this game as I am. but I'm betting you now, we are not going to get much out of this video streamlining today. I hope I'm wrong. but they have already said that we wont see character creation yet because they are still fine tuning those.


But I want to see the Campaign tools at work. I need to see what you can and cant do.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 2, 2015, 00:11 Darks
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 23:27:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 21:30:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 20:07:
Dogfight ability has zero relevance to plane performance in a modern AWACS supported war.

And... F-35 in Dogfight.. would be a major fail of the command structure. Considering the US can get the IRIS-T, which is a "furball" missile. Meaning it can turn around and chase targets that are behind, below or above a plane without having to turn the plane in that direction....

That's true if you're fighting a 3rd world country. But what if 10 years from now we were defending Taiwan against the Chinese and going up against stealthy J-20s and J-31s (itself designed from stolen F-35 blueprints, although without the crippling VSTOL design flaws). The AWACS will be too far out to detect them and engagment distances would be greatly reduced.

Or what if Putin launches a full invasion of Ukraine in a few years and we're going up against SU-35s hidden with plasma stealth, which the Russians have been developing for decades. It's a nightmare: fighting against a top of the line stealthed gen 4.5 fighter that doesn't have any of the compromises of passive stealth. Never mind the new T-50, which was designed to be fast and passively stealthy to penetrate US air defenses and take out AWACS with 120 mile-ranged Kh-58UShE anti-radar missile. And without AWACS where would the F-35 be?

In a real conflict the F35 would be where it belongs, mothballed Putin will also never enter a hot conflict with the Nato imo. And China.. well the F35 is inferior to the modern jets by em.

you guys give Chinese jets far to much credits. their jests are not really all that good. and the comment someone said about them having the blueprints to the F-35 is only partially right. they only got some specs but they did not get the meat.

Personally I have hated this plane from day one. The F-22 is a far Superior plane and they should have stuck with it. all that plane needed was a version II and it would kick anythings ass flying.

And this is coming from a guy who spent 11 years in the Marine Airwing working on F-18's
 
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News Comments > Kotaku Sources: WBIE Knew of Batman: Arkham Knight Problems
17. Re: Kotaku Sources: WBIE Knew of Batman: Arkham Knight Problems Jul 1, 2015, 15:38 Darks
 
LOC wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 15:34:
Julio wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 14:31:
I know everyone's got the torches lit and carting those pitchforks around...but this is Kotaku who's reporting it. That's like reading it in the tabloids.

Any real sources out there?

While I would agree with you most of the time about Kotaku - Patrick Klepeck did this story. He's done some major reporting work for Giantbomb and doesn't post rumors or speculation most of the time unless he can dig into it a bit more. Plus, it's pretty obvious WB knew about the problems before launch - even before this story came out.

I knew there was going to be issues before this game was released. Two things. Their last game had all kinds of issues out the door for the PC.

Secondly, the lack of a PC review copies to reviewers was a big red flag.

If anyone thought any differently then they were just fooling themselves.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
3. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 18:01 Darks
 
The madness never ends, and people are stupid enough to but this shit. Nothing like those who do being Roberts little bitches.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
3. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jun 29, 2015, 18:23 Darks
 
Blue wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 16:54:
Darks wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 16:46:
BTW installment was spelled wrong.

U.K. spelling. Blame my ancestor.

lol OK blues
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jun 29, 2015, 16:46 Darks
 
Here, allow me to correct the wording for this game.

Warner’s ‘Batman Arkham’ series is back with a loud thud as it crashed hard in the fourth installment ‘Batman Arkham Knight’
transitions to the PC and becoming the new No1 returned game in history as Warner pulled all copies of the game from store shelves and digital sales.

BTW installment was spelled wrong.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Chris Avellone Stretch Goal
1. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Chris Avellone Stretch Goal Jun 29, 2015, 10:23 Darks
 
I backed this and loved the old Bards Tale, but I cant help feeling that these stretch goals are goals they already had planed to begin with and are just trying to entice people to further back the game.

Kind of feels like they are not putting forth their best foot for these types of stretch goals.

Just my feeling of course.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 26, 2015, 16:02 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 13:50:
Darks wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 12:33:
Funny how many try to debunk what the NSA did when in fact we have no idea who our allies will be in the future or our enemies.

This leads me to that one Justice League Show where they had a conversation about the League and Batman said he keeps a file on every member in the league about their strengths and weaknesses so if he ever had to go again them he would know how to do it.

This is a great tactic and anyone that disagrees will find them selves in trouble every time if you are not armed to take on that battle.

Keep your enemies close and your friends closer?? Yeah, great tactic (it's actually strategy) that, not trusting your 'allies' and alienating them at every opportunity. It's awesome that a comic book show teaches kids not to trust one another, makes for a great fucking society to grow up in.


Thats the world we live in dude, like it or not that is how it is. and if you think our allies are not doing the same then you are delusional.

And by the way, the mentality is, we know they are doing and they know we know they are doing it, but we all pretend that we don't know they are doing it when we know they are.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 26, 2015, 12:33 Darks
 
Funny how many try to debunk what the NSA did when in fact we have no idea who our allies will be in the future or our enemies.

This leads me to that one Justice League Show where they had a conversation about the League and Batman said he keeps a file on every member in the league about their strengths and weaknesses so if he ever had to go again them he would know how to do it.

This is a great tactic and anyone that disagrees will find them selves in trouble every time if you are not armed to take on that battle.
 
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News Comments > Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized
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News Comments > Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized
7. Re: Arkham Knight PC Fixed Prioritized Jun 26, 2015, 10:19 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 09:35:
As much as I dislike DRM, Denuvo has never been really linked to any performance problems in games, its just randomized executable encryption. The performance issues are just shoddy porting and a lack of optimization. This one is totally on them and WBIE.

I do think they took the right approach here after their screw up and its good that they are prioritizing fixes now.

you are joking right? That DRM continually reads and writes to your hard drive. its also been know to cause issues with SSD drives to shut down because of the constant read and writes.

And anyone that knows anything about the hard drive constantly grinding because of the all the reading and writing will cause your CPU to have to wait until it can continue the next cycle. Dont ever be fooled into thinking this DRM does not cause slow downs because of all those read writes.

The best and easiest way to explain this is when you copy a large movie file from your hard drive to another drive. and then try to do another Copy of a large file on your pc. that file copy is much slower coping the files. which also causes the other file copy to slow down.

Same principle in place, and yes it will cause your pc to slow down. Maybe not so much for the higher PCs, but those who don't have high end pcs feel it the most.

And yes you are right, it is a shoddy release. but that DRM is not helping the situation at all.
 
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News Comments > Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized
2. Re: Arkham Knight PC Fixed Prioritized Jun 26, 2015, 09:30 Darks
 
The first thing they need to prioritize is the removal of that draconian DRM Denuvo they implemented. That is part of the performance issues with this game.


And probably why the Console editions don't have stuttering issues. The console are not hindered by this DRM.

LOL, Good one nin!

 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 24, 2015, 10:16 Darks
 
Its an interesting idea, but its not a game that I will ever play. I really didn't care for the Tron look with a Motion Tracker feel to get around.

But, there are those who like it so to each their own as they say.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues
4. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues Jun 23, 2015, 09:33 Darks
 
Same old story, but just another day.

The last Batman that was released also had issues out the door. it took them several patches to get it fixed. Anyone recall the Save game fiasco where you lost your progress after playing for a bit?

Yea, these guys haven't learned a damn thing from their past mistakes and continue making mistakes.

Another reason why I did not buy this one out the door. Poor old Batman, Ill see you in a year when you are 5 dollars.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Specs Updated; AMD Issues Noted
12. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Specs Updated; AMD Issues Noted Jun 22, 2015, 16:31 Darks
 
And this is why I never, ever buy AMD. Nvidia rules and always will.

How many times do AMD user see this same exact thing going on and get upset at AMD because of it.

Just crazy that this company cant get their act together.
 
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