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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 > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2013, 11:28 Darks
 
Blizzard has lost its creativity; they are now a company that is all about long development cycles and pretty CGI. Short on story and overpriced.

When was the last time blizzard came up with a new game? A completely different IP that has nothing to do with their Three Prime Evils? Thatís right, nothing!

The keep force feeding the masses with updated games that are nothing more than an over lay of new graphics over an old concept.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
51. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 16:33 Darks
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 15:15:
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 15:09:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 15:05:
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 14:31:
Fati wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 14:24:
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 13:20:
There's a difference between sending a scout or 2, and sending 15 starter troops all aimed directly at your resource gatherers. Sure sometimes I micro quick enough to counter it, but every game is just about the same unless playing with friends. It's the mentality of SC players apparently that every game needs to hurry up and end. At least that's been my experience with SC2.
I don't think RTS is for you. You need to learn how to defend early pressure. Once you realize that the players who pressure early put themselves at a significant economic disadvantage, you'll see that all you need to do is successfully defend, counter-attack and it's gg.

Right, but what if I want to enjoy the game I paid for? What if I'd like to go up the tech tree and not have the game end in 10 minutes? I can do this just fine in every other RTS that is MP. Blizzard titles? Hell you're lucky if you don't have shit in your base 2 and a half minutes in.

I always thought the same thing about the NBA. I want my team to play methodical defense and push the shot clock to the limit, so I think they should ban fast breaks and teams that like to run.

Who said anything about banning playstyles? holy strawman batman.

How can I strawman talking about myself? Nothing fast should happen in the NBA darn it!

edit: I'm just messing with you, but it does sound like competitive RTS isn't really your thing. Most RTS games have some sort of early game rush - in fact I can't think of a single one that didn't.

This is the main problem I have with this game. Blizzard purposely designed this game so matches only last 20 mins. They purposely give you limited resources and force you to expand. They also made defense practically useless. Most of the time when being rushed, your defense fall faster than units. Most defenses felt like they were made of paper. They get ripped through so fast.

This is what turned me off about SC and why I will never go back to it.

Blizzards track record recently is 0 - 2
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3: Awakened
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3: Awakened Mar 12, 2013, 15:00 Darks
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 14:38:
So this is a side mission you do on that snow planet? Does the Terra Nova ship have some meaning to the universe I'm not aware of?

*checking Wiki*

Hunh, this is already a ship you spend some time on in the main game. It's a plot point before you go down to the planet, weird why you'd be going back to that. I'm confused.

Because they saw an opportunity to rehash levels. Easier to re use assets then to make new ones. But, yes kind of dumb seeing how you really donít have a ship since you crashed the one that got you on the planet to begin with.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 10:10 Darks
 
Lookout for the Korean Invasion.  
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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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