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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
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Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms (GR Online) Next Month
12. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms (GR Online) Next Month Mar 18, 2014, 08:39 Darks
 
Just love how they are putting all of their efforts into this game but Ghost Recon Future Soldier is still a mess Coop wise and broken.

Thanks UBI for your caring enough to fix it!
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
11. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 11:28 Darks
 
Strango wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:08:
MacLeod wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 10:02:
...Without the balance of using actual money to continue or add health, the game doesn't really work. If I can continue an unlimited amount of times, without having to worry about running out of quarters, the danger of the game is gone. I find that you just start barreling through monsters, where in the arcade you actually take your time and try to avoid being hit.

Hammerwatch struck a good balance on this subject. You had a limited number of lives (a shared pool in co-op) and when they were gone that was it. If you restarted it would be back at the first level again. You could earn more lives, but never enough to keep you from playing conservatively. Now with that said I doubt this new title will do something like that, but I hope to be surprised.

Letís be realistic here about the lives and spending quarters. I worked in a movie theater when this game was release long ago. We had the keys to the machine so we would pump it up with lives so we could play all night long. Games like these in Arcades are designed to keep you spending quarters so you can keep drugging through the game. There is no end for a game like this, its made to keep regenerating levels until the end of time.

As for the new version, who knows how many levels there are. But gamers do not want to sit and rehash the same levels over and over again. The nice thing about Hamerwatch was, you could set the option in Coop to unlimited lives, and thatís the way we preferred it. No one wanted to die and the restart all over again because one person kept dying and using up all of the lives.

You canít compare an arcade type game with your typical games of today. Most games these days have re-spawning. No different then having unlimited lives.
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
5. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 10:37 Darks
 
nin wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 09:57:
Hmmm...something seems off? Is it the camera?


Looks like they are going for a slight angle verses the top down. Never was a big fan of straight top down games. So this doesnít look too bad to me.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 11, 2014, 11:00 Darks
 
Is this game entirely multiplayer? If so, it just dropped off my play list. Is there not a SP Campaign?  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
12. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Mar 6, 2014, 18:53 Darks
 
Well, graphically it certainly looks kick ass, but letís see how the game play is. Anyone know how big this world is supposed to be in comparison to something like Skyrim? I know this game is supposed to be an open world game.  
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
80. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 09:41 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 04:34:
I dont know how to feel about items being bound on account. Especially if they are the best items in the game, i.e. legendaries. It feels wrong somehow. OK, removing the AH solved a lot of issues but why would they want to kill trade COMPLETELY? I couldnt care less if someone a friend or party member or whatever, found the UBER GRUBER BOW OF OWNING ASZ if its bound on account? Why would I? But if its NOT bound I would be fascinated because suddenly that bow has VALUE to people other than its owner...especially on Hardcore. I play hardcore exclusively...

Im gonna have to install D3 now, youve convinced me to try it. If frustration starts to build up in me like it did @ launch, Ill have my answer...

I agree InBlack, I really donít care for items being Account Bound, but at least when you are in a parry and do find a Legendary, you have up to 2 hours to trade it off to someone else in your party. So yea, not being able to trade at all is just stupid. Even Items you create crafting are locked down too. I cant even make my friends a good set item and pass it on.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
64. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 17:03 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 15:34:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 15:27:
I quite enjoy the new Patch 2.0 experience to be honest. Adventure mode looks exactly like what Diablo 3 needs to be fun with strangers.

Loot 2.0 is definitely a big deal and changes the game in more ways than just finding shiny stuff. Playing the game with my girlfriend we had characters well geared in no time but the game managed to consistently challenge us to make good choices about build direction based on gear drops. I haven't had a chance to check out the adventure mode coverage yet but will definitely do so. I thought Diablo 3 was a very middling game before but really enjoyed it since the loot system upgrade, I think people should be open minded.

That was my same thoughts too; the game has been a lot better now. Far too many opinions about the game and Iím betting most havenít even tried it yet.

Adventure mode is not available yet, it wonít be until the Add-on is released. But that does look like it might be fun. Iím really waiting on the Crusader, Iíve always loved the Paladins and this Char is based off the Pally.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
28. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 12:12 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 10:46:
Xero wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 09:44:
If there is one thing I dislike it has to be the way they changed the difficulty where you can change it at any time and no more staged difficulty levels. Sort of feel like this way they've done can get boring eventually although I'll enjoy playing for a bit longer now with the changes. Not sure if I'm ready to pay for the expansion yet though.

How does this work exactly? Chaning the difficulty settings on the fly?? Huh? What about Normal, Nightmare, Hell, Inferno....??

Itís now called Torment for the hardest level and it has 6 levels to choose. And 5 and above are not joke.

They now allow the player to choose what difficulty you want to play on with even a new char which I happen to like now. I went immediately to Hard level on my Barb and itís been a good fun challenge for him. And heís leveling up fast. I mainly created this char to run with to farm White loot. White loot is now pretty valuable for crafting. Iíve farmed over 1400 materials in just two acts.

The New Legendary drops have been pretty nice too; the whole loot system how it works is pretty nice. This is how it should have been from the start.
 
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News Comments > End of End of Nations? MOBA "On Hold"
3. Re: End of End of Nations? MOBA Mar 3, 2014, 20:06 Darks
 
They blew it on this title long ago when they decided to make it a P2P game and charge u for units. They should have just stuck with making this a regular game with MP.  
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News Comments > State of Decay DLC Plans
3. Re: State of Decay DLC Plans Feb 28, 2014, 11:38 Darks
 
I like the game and how itís been progressing. But the thing that I really do not care for is that when you stop playing the game. The world is still evolving without you in it. That I do not care for at all. The example I can give for this is, i was playing and was in a small town killing and clearing zoms from homes.

I decided to stop playing and came back to the game a few days later and found myself in a new safe house with others. I was like, WTF just happened? I had no idea what was going on or how I ended up here I thought was someone playing my game? Thatís when I discover the crap about the world still evolving without you even in the game. Such crap and I would rather that be an option I choose to have on or off.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Movie Plans
1. Re: Minecraft Movie Plans Feb 28, 2014, 08:42 Darks
 
Kids CGI movie, maybe, live action no!  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Titanfall
1. Re: Gone Gold - Titanfall Feb 27, 2014, 09:54 Darks
 
So, is this on a Humble Bundle sale yet? B/C thats about the only way Im buying it.  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Early Access Gets Act II
2. Re: Grim Dawn Early Access Gets Act II Feb 27, 2014, 09:37 Darks
 
Oh yes, Been waiting for Act 2. great game so far. It just needs the Coop MP added now.  
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News Comments > StarDrive 2 Announced
11. Re: StarDrive 2 Announced Feb 26, 2014, 19:43 Darks
 
Great, another turned based POS. Why cant we have more games like SINS?  
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News Comments > Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Bails on GFWL
4. Re: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Bails on GFWL Feb 25, 2014, 09:53 Darks
 
Anyone know if Op Flashpoint Red River is getting GFWL stripped out? Wasnít a great game, but itís still a fun Shooter Coop.?

Knowing Coademasters and the douche bags they are, it probably wonít happen.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Sues 3D Realms Over Duke Nukem Rights
28. Re: Gearbox Sues 3D Realms Over Duke Nukem Rights Feb 23, 2014, 15:55 Darks
 
Fantaz wrote on Feb 23, 2014, 15:14:
now they're just trying to get attention... pathetic.

You would be incorrect. They are just trying to protect their rights. News outlet like Blues are the ones giving them the attention. Big diffidence!
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - EvilQuest
7. Re: Steamships Ahoy - EvilQuest Feb 21, 2014, 16:46 Darks
 
Iím all for kickstarter and Indie games, but seriously. Steam is now becoming a pimp platform for low level shit games.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead Feb 21, 2014, 12:14 Darks
 
Anyone know if this is real time or turned based combat?  
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News Comments > Another Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Gameplay Clip
1. Re: Another Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Gameplay Clip Feb 20, 2014, 13:54 Darks
 
lol, funny. no one gives a crap about this game to even comment on it. LOL!!! Good job Blizz on destroying that was a good franchise.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Crafting Video
9. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Crafting Video Feb 20, 2014, 11:18 Darks
 
wtf_man wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 09:03:
Uh... according to many that have been in the beta, there are no cool downs for combat... only stamina / magica management.

I'm not sure why stuff on the hotbar was dimming... but it looked quick enough to be that you can't execute another hotkey while one is going off.

Ahh, yea I have no idea what you are hear or seeing, but there are no cool downs on combat. Itís all real time just like Neverwinter. in fact itís very similar feeling to Neverwinters combat. So you need to do some more homework there buddy.

I personally happen to like the game a lot. Playing as a Dark elf starts you in the Desert story line. Then you make your way to Draggerfall. I just love that city, and the story line there. Itís been a fun so far for me.
 
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