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Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Co-op a "Big Focus" of Diablo III 1.0.8
3. Re: Co-op a Mar 7, 2013, 23:52 Darks
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 21:37:
Improve farming efficiency?

My my my how low Diablo has fallen.

Yep, thatís why they are changing the loot all over again. To force players to go out and re farm the shit out of the game again.. The note about town portaling was funny to me, the reason people go back to town so much is because the fucking games inventory is so small. How about they make that shit bigger?
 
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News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Soars; Stretch Goals in Play
11. Re: Torment Kickstarter Soars; Stretch Goals in Play Mar 7, 2013, 12:04 Darks
 
After watching that video for Wasteland, I have no doubt they are going to use that same engine for this game. Iím going to call it now, this game will not come close to being what the original was and is.  
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News Comments > GeForce Tomb Raider Fixes Inbound
17. Re: GeForce Tomb Raider Fixes Inbound Mar 7, 2013, 11:55 Darks
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 11:37:
I'm calling bullshit. What kind of last minute change could cause all these issues? I'm thinking that their was a major screw up. Either CD sent them a very old version to optimize, or Nvidia just didn't bother until now to check it out.

Okay, so now youíre a resident expert and actually work at NVidia and know without a doubt that they are lying to us? So tell me, what are the winning numbers in this weekendís lottery?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 6, 2013, 13:53 Darks
 
Creston wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 10:43:

The guys who make up this TSA bullshit are 100% wasted money. If we really wanted to cut the damn budget, we'd start there.

Creston

Creston, you do realize that this is a vicious circle right? Gov. cuts jobs; Gov. does not make Tax money because people are not working. When people are not working, thereís no tax money to hire people to work. This is a no win situation anyway you look at it.

This is the crap that really pisses me off to no end in this country when it comes to corporate America and their obsession with outsourcing jobs to other countries. If no oneís working, there no Tax money being generated because people are not buying anything. totally ass stupid that the Gov. does not crack down on Corporations and bring the work back home.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Login Change
11. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Login Change Mar 6, 2013, 13:32 Darks
 
Yep, Right now, Iím on the beta for NWO and I absolutely love the game and how it plays and feels. Cryptic is actually going to a lot of effort to make this look and play great.

Even though this game is being painted a DnD game, it does look and feel Dnd, but combat wise and skills are not DnD. I know the devs addressed this and are looking to see what they can do to fix some of these things, but overall making a game based off DnD will never be right. Which is why the newer 4.0 rules were more geared towards a real time computer type game.

Still, so far Iím enjoying the game and this is where I will be spending a lot of my times once itís fully released. And they are not nickel and diming the players to death with micro transactions. You buy it if you want it, and are not forced into anything that you absolutely have to have to complete the game.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Login Change
9. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Login Change Mar 6, 2013, 11:28 Darks
 
nin wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 09:36:
wtf_man wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 09:30:
Well, that will inconvenience the 2 people that still play.

Yeah, I got the email and thought "I've not logged in in over a year..."


I have the game, stopped playing it because of all the crappy choices they were making and destroying crafting because too many people whining about one skill making money over others.

Anyway, I can see that this is going to cause problems with people trying to remember what their login name is.

When the game went free to play, I figured I would try it again since a friend of mine was bugging me to play with him. That lasted about two days. When they strip you of primary fundamentals in the game and are trying to force people to pay to get those assets back was when I said fuck you to EA and never went back.

The thing Iím talking about was my money, and skill bars. Two bars is all they give you to fit all of your skills on to and thatís not even enough. My money, they gave me only 250K of my 10 Million credits and put the rest in Escrow.

You canít even touch it unless you pay to play the game, then they unlock it. fuck that shit, these are things that should be there by default and not taken away from the player. This is why EA fails at most things they do and why SWTOR is a failed MMO.
 
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News Comments > More on Diablo III 1.0.8 Plans
5. Re: More on Diablo III 1.0.8 Plans Mar 6, 2013, 01:24 Darks
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 23:28:
Wow, they are finally going to adjust the mob density outside of Act 3, after 10 months or whatever? Also, non class stats on class specific items... wow finally.

Still, I'm on to PoE and TL2 currently, I'll check back on D3 in a couple months perhaps.


I wouldnít call increasing mod density a good thing, more like a step backwards. Inferno mode is hard enough with the mobs as they are now. And increasing the density even more just makes me feel like they still donít get it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Item Change Plans
10. Re: Diablo III Item Change Plans Mar 5, 2013, 17:20 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 15:13:
Sounds like they're taking some cues from Path of Exile and Torchlight 2. Oh well, steps in the right direction at least. That guy sounds like he really does understand some of the design problems and mistakes made.

Changes for the good being made since the moron Jay Wilson left.

Things can only get better since heís not there stifling the game with his horrible ideas. The guy did not listen to his own people telling him that many of the design decisions were bad. But his ultra-ego Its my way or no way made him think he was god. And one of the reason heís no longer there, even though he says he left on his own. Yea, we buy that story.


BTW, what really pisses me off about these patches and their fixing set items and legendries is, they had better fix it so all of the current ones are fixed with the same attributes. That really pissed many off the last time they made a big change to these items. Everyone had to go out and re-farm them again and spend hours upon hours farming them or end up spending ungodly amounts of gold to get one item.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 4 Cancelled?
52. Re: Dead Space 4 Cancelled? Mar 5, 2013, 14:46 Darks
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 14:11:
Darks wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 12:58:
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 12:06:
Darks wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 11:52:
vacs wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 11:44:
Maybe they will now consider selling DS3 on Steam? Idiots

Thatís in in a nut shell dude. I have not and will not buy any of their games as long as Origin is a prime evil.

Put it on Steam and let people make a choice. I would love to see the statistics on this if they did a comparison to how many buy it on Steam vs. Origin.

I think EA already knows the answer to this and thatís what their afraid of.

What I don't get is why people hate so much on Origin and praise Steam in the same breath. They're the same fucking thing.

Seriously dude, do you or have you used Origin? Itís an over inflated conglomerated piece of shit. Its slow, their friends list blows. EA put little to no thought into this client. Not to mention some of the back end bullshit EA has been accused of with their client monitoring and scanning peoples pcs for info.

Jesus PC elitists are douchebags.

No dude, you have that honor all to yourself. I think itís been stated many times why most people donít like Origin, but I guess you need a ton of bricks dropped on you to get the point through that thick head of yours.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 4 Cancelled?
39. Re: Dead Space 4 Cancelled? Mar 5, 2013, 12:58 Darks
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 12:06:
Darks wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 11:52:
vacs wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 11:44:
Maybe they will now consider selling DS3 on Steam? Idiots

Thatís in in a nut shell dude. I have not and will not buy any of their games as long as Origin is a prime evil.

Put it on Steam and let people make a choice. I would love to see the statistics on this if they did a comparison to how many buy it on Steam vs. Origin.

I think EA already knows the answer to this and thatís what their afraid of.

What I don't get is why people hate so much on Origin and praise Steam in the same breath. They're the same fucking thing.

Seriously dude, do you or have you used Origin? Itís an over inflated conglomerated piece of shit. Its slow, their friends list blows. EA put little to no thought into this client. Not to mention some of the back end bullshit EA has been accused of with their client monitoring and scanning peoples pcs for info.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 4 Cancelled?
27. Re: Dead Space 4 Cancelled? Mar 5, 2013, 11:52 Darks
 
vacs wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 11:44:
Maybe they will now consider selling DS3 on Steam? Idiots

Thatís in in a nut shell dude. I have not and will not buy any of their games as long as Origin is a prime evil.

Put it on Steam and let people make a choice. I would love to see the statistics on this if they did a comparison to how many buy it on Steam vs. Origin.

I think EA already knows the answer to this and thatís what their afraid of.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV in October?
11. Re: Assassin's Creed IV in October? Mar 1, 2013, 14:28 Darks
 
Makes you wonder how much content they are rehashing to pump these games out so quickly.

I personally wish they would go back the the roots, back to the Crusaders era, I really loved that era, and it seemed more fitting for this type of game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
11. Re: Morning Q&As Mar 1, 2013, 12:48 Darks
 
nin wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 11:41:
Darks wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 11:35:
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 10:44:
InBlack wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 10:18:
OMG OMG OMG SPACE HULK OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Please dont suck....

Dude, don't support the dickbags at Lame Workshop.

Okay, did I miss something about game workshop?
Why are they dickbags?

Personally Iím really looking forward to this game; I loved the original back in the day. And this having two players Coop is great.


They're trying to say they own the phrase "space marine" in just about every use (books, games, etc)...


Okay, I get that they are wanting to protect their IP. So why havenít they sued the crap out of blizzard yet? They practically stole a ton of thing straight from War Hammer. War Hammer has been around far longer than Blizzard was a company. Blizzard takes liberties all of the time in their games with other IPs. WOW had many of those too, especially the parts they stole from the Indian Jones lore.

Even many of the units have very simular features.

Tyranid = Zerglings
Orks = Orcs
Space Marines = Marines

There are more reference, but I wonít list them, you get the idea.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Details and Screenshots
7. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Details and Screenshots Mar 1, 2013, 12:36 Darks
 
I hope they donít mess up the combat system. I really liked the way it was in Witcher 2. The first Witcher combat was a horrible mess with how you had to use the mouse.

Game looks great, but we will see.
 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
8. Re: Morning Q&As Mar 1, 2013, 11:35 Darks
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 10:44:
InBlack wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 10:18:
OMG OMG OMG SPACE HULK OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Please dont suck....

Dude, don't support the dickbags at Lame Workshop.

Okay, did I miss something about game workshop?
Why are they dickbags?

Personally Iím really looking forward to this game; I loved the original back in the day. And this having two players Coop is great.
 
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News Comments > EA All-in on Microtransactions
13. Re: EA All-in on Microtransactions Feb 27, 2013, 10:07 Darks
 
wtf_man wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 09:47:
Qbex . wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 09:43:
One more reason to keep away from P.O.S. Orgin.
I have to say even for a habitual gamer like me it's good going so far. So many alternatives, indie and kickstarters , good riddance EA I'm not going to miss you.

Pretty much this.

I haven't bought an EA game since Origin became a requirement.

Same here dude. I hate Origin, I will not support it. and Now EA is turning out to be a whore with the Micro transactions crap, I truly believe they would put their mother up for sale if given the chance.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons Online Expands This Summer
1. Re: Dungeons & Dragons Online Expands This Summer Feb 26, 2013, 21:38 Darks
 
Dead MMO, stick a fork in it. I gave upon the nickle and dime me MMO years ago.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 26, 2013, 13:43 Darks
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 26, 2013, 13:15:
Apple will give popular jailbreak tool the banhammer with next iOS update.

Why do they even care? Jailbreakers are such a small % of Apple users.

Exactly, this is why Apple is losing a major share of the market. They pulled this crap with the pc years ago and lost that battle too. Apple will never learn. This is the main reason I have never bought an apple product. I will not be locked out of it and forced to use it the way they deem fit.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Postmortem
4. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Postmortem Feb 25, 2013, 15:42 Darks
 
Sounds like to me both developers were in a pissing contest about who was right. To toss out valuable assets made by the other developer and not use them is selfish pride and ridiculous.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 25, 2013, 13:21 Darks
 
wallace321 wrote on Feb 25, 2013, 12:51:
The things that killers have in common with one another, it's curious that they are stuck on videogames being even partially the cause. I would like to dub this, "The Coulter Phenomenon" - people don't REALLY think these things, there are just plenty of people that will say them (true or not) to sell books, get on TV to promote their books, etc, to get rich. End of story.

Having said that, access to a gun in a moment of passion is not a good thing. Despite what the NRA would have you think, there are more girlfriend vs boyfriend, wife vs husband arguments daily than home invasions in a year; ie, guns are more likely to be used in a situation where they shouldn't be used than one where they should.

(that wasn't intended to be a factual statement, btw, to quote senator Jon Kyl. Just a common sense assumption to make a point.)

Cant argue with you on that point, but they will grab whatever they can in the heat of the moment. That includes sharp objects.
 
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