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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 > The Bards Tale Trilogy for The Bards Tale IV Backers
5. Re: The Bards Tale Trilogy for The Bards Tale IV Backers Jun 11, 2015, 00:39 Darks
 
Funny how this KS stalled right after the give away ended.

I don't think this new one is going to carry them over the mark. but the game will fund, most likely they will get a lot in the last few days.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 10, 2015, 13:52 Darks
 
nin wrote on Jun 10, 2015, 09:59:
iTunes (a piece of software that qualifies as an annex of tech hell in and of itself)

Yeah, I fucking hate that program, and only use it for syncing purposes.


Not sure what issues you guys have, But I use it for only syncing my iPod when I go on bike rides. but other then that I don't use it for anything else. what third parry app do you guys use?
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Remake Plans
29. Re: Master of Orion Remake Plans Jun 10, 2015, 13:41 Darks
 
You're absolutely right...the fifteen years I spent in game development left me with zero knowledge of how things work.

Can you even read, or is it just that comprehension is just too much effort to bother with? I SAID I didn't have an opinion on your buddy's reputation. I was calling out the absurdity of you taking offense that people tie that game to his reputation. THAT is the way the world works...it's as simple as that. If he hadn't wanted his name tied to that game, he should have refused. Once he agreed to take over (and -why- he agreed is completely irrelevant), it was inevitable that it would affect his reputation. Crying that it's unfair is juvenile and pointless...especially when it's coming from someone who isn't even directly affected.





Yea, I read very well thank you, but still you are acting like one of those people who jump to conclusion and assume that they are fully responsible for that game or any other. just because you are associated with the development of so called games does not mean you are fully responsible for how it turns out when you have bean counters pushing the development cycle and limiting you and your options. Atari Anyone!!!

If you are or were a developer then you should know all to well about this type of crap going on in the industry and it should bother you the way things go. Dont defend something you are totally against when this type of thing happens.

BTW, who were you developing code for and were they a game developer? lets see if we are comparing apple to oranges here.

working for a private company is one thing, but working for a game developer is totally different.

And your right I will defend him, because no one else is going to set the facts straight. If that bothers you, then sorry. but that's how its going to be.

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News Comments > Master of Orion Remake Plans
27. Re: Master of Orion Remake Plans Jun 10, 2015, 08:25 Darks
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 19:12:
Darks wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 18:22:
Primalchrome wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 18:15:
Darks wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 16:08:
I seriously doubt that. You seem to forget get that they bought out Gas Powered Games. And I happen to know they are working on this game too.
I didn't know that...but even that doesn't give me a lot of hope. Age of Empires Online anyone?

I was never impressed with S.Commander....though I've purchased TA and core contingency multiple times over the years just because of it's massive scale.

I really get annoyed when people come down on Chris for the Age of Empires Online. He had nothing to do with how that game was created. What happened was he took over the production of the game at the late stages after most of the game was built. Microsoft didn't like how that game was being run and fired the previous team then brought in Chris and his team to get it to the finish line.


Some of you guys really need to do your home work before jumping to conclusions.

I know many people didn't like Sup Com 2 because he went the Console route. but you have to understand the background on his company and what was going on. He was hurting for cash, to the point where he needed to try and make as much money from all markets or the ship was sunk. As we all know, that ship almost sank which is why he sold out to Wargaming.net

It doesn't really matter if he had anything to do with creating the game or not. If you agree to take over production, you get associated with it, whether for good or bad. It's really a bit disingenuous to get annoyed about how people will do that. That's simply reality.

And just to be clear, I've no opinion on him one way or the other, I've never played any of his games, nor have I played any of GPG's games. For that matter, the only Wargaming.net game I've played was WoT, and I rather liked that...if only for short periods of time.


You apparently have no clue how things work in the development world of gaming or what transpired with that deal with Microsoft. The ground work was already laid out they just brought the game to the finish line with what they had to work with. from what you are saying they should have redesigned the entire game. Sorry, but that wast going to happen because of the time constraints given to them. This is the same thing that handicapped Gearbox over Duke Nukem.

Learn the facts before you bash someone about something you clearly have no knowledge of.

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News Comments > Master of Orion Remake Plans
23. Re: Master of Orion Remake Plans Jun 9, 2015, 18:22 Darks
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 18:15:
Darks wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 16:08:
I seriously doubt that. You seem to forget get that they bought out Gas Powered Games. And I happen to know they are working on this game too.
I didn't know that...but even that doesn't give me a lot of hope. Age of Empires Online anyone?

I was never impressed with S.Commander....though I've purchased TA and core contingency multiple times over the years just because of it's massive scale.

I really get annoyed when people come down on Chris for the Age of Empires Online. He had nothing to do with how that game was created. What happened was he took over the production of the game at the late stages after most of the game was built. Microsoft didn't like how that game was being run and fired the previous team then brought in Chris and his team to get it to the finish line.


Some of you guys really need to do your home work before jumping to conclusions.

I know many people didn't like Sup Com 2 because he went the Console route. but you have to understand the background on his company and what was going on. He was hurting for cash, to the point where he needed to try and make as much money from all markets or the ship was sunk. As we all know, that ship almost sank which is why he sold out to Wargaming.net

 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Remake Plans
18. Re: Master of Orion Remake Plans Jun 9, 2015, 16:26 Darks
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 16:21:
Darks wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 16:08:
Primalchrome wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 12:56:
No optimism here. Wargaming's dev model is incompatible with anything remotely akin to MoO. They will dumb it down, make it f2p, and sell golden antarian ammo for cash.

I seriously doubt that. You seem to forget get that they bought out Gas Powered Games. And I happen to know they are working on this game too.

Hey Darks, you're acquainted with Chris, right? What's he working on? I tried doing a google search last month and couldn't come up with anything.

Yes I am, hes a good friend of mine.

I know hes working on two things, one hes not telling anyone about because its not ready yet. And they are working on MOO also. I know they are doing some work on it just not main part of the game. Not sure how much though.

My persona l feeling is, hes working on TA since Wargaming bought that IP a few years back. But that's my guess. And I'm betting its a good one.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Remake Plans
15. Re: Master of Orion Remake Plans Jun 9, 2015, 16:08 Darks
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 12:56:
No optimism here. Wargaming's dev model is incompatible with anything remotely akin to MoO. They will dumb it down, make it f2p, and sell golden antarian ammo for cash.

I seriously doubt that. You seem to forget get that they bought out Gas Powered Games. And I happen to know they are working on this game too.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Remake Plans
7. Re: Master of Orion Remake Plans Jun 9, 2015, 10:59 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 09:50:
Hooooly shit, this is awesome on so many levels. I've played a lot of near miss 4X games in the past few years so I'm pretty pumped for this.

Same here. I cant count the hours I spent playing that game. Im hoping this new game will be everything and more.

Hopefully we will see more about this from E3.
 
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends in September; Console Editions Announced
1. Re: Sword Coast Legends in September; Console Editions Announced Jun 9, 2015, 10:56 Darks
 
Glad they finally let the rabbit out of the hat. Not understanding why they have been so tight lipped about this game and letting us know about the tools and how they work and about the games many features.

Its like trying to pull teeth from a Grizzly Bear to get any information from them.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells 4M
8. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells 4M Jun 9, 2015, 10:52 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 10:36:
Darks wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 10:26:
What annoyances? I haven't played in a week. been kind of busy.

Can you let me know what they messed up or changed?

Its with the mutagen crafting, you have to sometimes drop one to make another, especially if you're shooting for greater mutagens. It's weird, I'll take a video demoing it on Youtube later when I get home from work.

OK, thanks dude.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells 4M
6. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells 4M Jun 9, 2015, 10:26 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 09:52:
Well deserved, kudos to CDPR. The amount of content in the game is almost overwhelming which is a good problem to have. The latest patch introduced some annoyances with mutagens but at least I know the workarounds.

What annoyances? I haven't played in a week. been kind of busy.

Can you let me know what they messed up or changed?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 8, 2015, 16:41 Darks
 
Love how he complains about high end movies and calls them trash but has he ever sat back and taken a look at his own movies from the out side and wonder what the fuck it is that he made and how would anyone ever like that low C grade shit.

Hes calling the kettle black for sure.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer
19. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer Jun 8, 2015, 16:36 Darks
 
Its getting to the point where if you played one Batman game, you have pretty much played them all. Its the same boring combat over an over. Repetition at its best.  
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
9. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 10:25 Darks
 
Icewind wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 10:17:
It's just angry little pissant nobody developers (Who are SJWs) whining about finally being unable to trick people into buying their garage-developed garbage.

^

This,
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
28. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 6, 2015, 01:01 Darks
 
Krovven wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 18:14:
Darks wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 17:13:
descender wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:11:
Deploys the Bovine Defense Force Initiative.

THIS is how you patch an exploit... lol

I wonder where people are missing money along the way, there seems to be people with tons of it or none at all. Maybe just selling to all the wrong vendors? I haven't had any troubles with cash.

Ill tell you how I would exploit their non exploit. I would load up my trusty little trainer. activate god mode and insta kill. Bye bye, exploit monster. Laugh

Couldn't you just load up the trainer and give yourself more gold and then you wouldn't need to farm cows?


Yea, I could if I wanted to cheat.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
10. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 5, 2015, 17:13 Darks
 
descender wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:11:
Deploys the Bovine Defense Force Initiative.

THIS is how you patch an exploit... lol

I wonder where people are missing money along the way, there seems to be people with tons of it or none at all. Maybe just selling to all the wrong vendors? I haven't had any troubles with cash.

Ill tell you how I would exploit their non exploit. I would load up my trusty little trainer. activate god mode and insta kill. Bye bye, exploit monster. Laugh
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
9. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 5, 2015, 17:08 Darks
 
Retired wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:10:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:07:
Darks wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 16:03:
Nice patch, but I don't understand why they reduced the amount of coin that chest and creatures give. Its hard enough getting Coin in this game without them making it even harder now.

Yeah, I'm already broke as is from having to repair my gear all the time.

I hoard everything and sell crap gear instead of breaking it down. Are you guys breaking everything down?

No, I sell everything that I can. but its hard to get any money saved when you are trying to do some upgrades or buy new weapons at times. Upgrading can get costly after a bit.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
2. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 5, 2015, 16:03 Darks
 
Nice patch, but I don't understand why they reduced the amount of coin that chest and creatures give. Its hard enough getting Coin in this game without them making it even harder now.  
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News Comments > Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches
5. Re: Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches Jun 4, 2015, 20:38 Darks
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 19:13:
Could it be.. an actual fun space TB game?

No, because TB blows!
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
92. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 4, 2015, 00:31 Darks
 
jimnms wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 00:03:
Well this is disturbing. I saw this from another forum:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Fallout/comments/28v2dn/i_played_fallout_4/

It's a reddit post from 11 months ago from a person claiming to be a former Bethsoft employee that worked on Fallout 4. The timeline and information posted very closely matches what has happened and what we see in the trailer. If this is true, you don't get to design your own character. You will play a male character and your character narrates the story. Fuck Bethesda if they do this to Fallout. I really hope this is not true. I will fucking mini nuke their HQ if they do this.

Sorry, but I will have the raise the bullshit flag on this one. I highly doubt Bethesda would do anything like that.

Anyone that's played their games over the years knows all to well that every game they have ever made in this fashion has had you creating a char.

I personally think this guy got fired and is now disgruntle trying to derail the game.

And BTW, a lot can change in a years time from when he last saw and played the game.
 
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