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Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launches
10. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 10:32 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 10:26:
Been having a blast in the headstart, I didn't approach it as WoW and this definitely helped. It's kind of amusing watching just how badly conditioned players are to the "stand still and spam butan" MMO combat model, I watched a Veteran mob wipe the floor with about 6 people last night. I approach it more like an ARPG with MMO trappings and find it pretty damned fun.

My thief is at level 14 and my Guardian is 15. Still can't decide which one I want to play going forward, they are both damned fun. Done a lot of exploration, its nice to see things exist without a seeming purpose or quest hub. I found some crazy underwater cavern with jumping puzzles and stuff last night. I'd encourage people to get out there beyond the renown heart stuff, there is a lot of hidden stuff to find.

Overall the launch has been pretty good but they have some stuff to work out:

- Guilds over 250 members are broken, invites stop working at that point
- Trading Post is always down, fix this shit please
- Party invites across instances are wonky
- A few event triggers are bugged, most likely from a player starting them and logging out.

Not sure, I was on most of yesterday and Sunday. On the Server Maguuma. I know that Verno said hes playing on this server. Not sure about anyone else. Made lv 22 and stopped for the night.

I am indeed on Maguuma with Starfleet Dental. The Blues guild is on Tarnished Coast but it doesn't really matter which specific server you are on, you can belong to multiple guilds across different servers. The only thing you can't do is WvWvW with a cross-server guild.

Server transfers are free for the first week too so people can always change their mind to hop back and forth to play with friends.

Verno, I tried playing a Thief, usually I really like the thief class, but found myself not liking this one as much. Takes far too much damage and dies a lot, I felt the damage was not high enough using the thief. Iím still on the fence about going back and retrying this one. But my warrior kicks butt and has great survivability. Iím really liking this class a lot.


If so ill have to hook up with ya. Friend me when your on. Ilyra

Playing a warrior.

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launches
6. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 10:21 Darks
 
mixma242 wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 10:17:
Did the Blues guild ever happen?

Not sure, I was on most of yesterday and Sunday. On the Server Maguuma. I know that Verno said hes playing on this server. Not sure about anyone else. Made lv 22 and stopped for the night.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Resolution Hack
13. Re: Dark Souls Resolution Hack Aug 24, 2012, 14:39 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 13:46:
Darks wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 13:35:
Verno, how are you playing GW 2? Itís not even out yet. Not until later tonight. Your sig is wrong bro.

I update my sig once or twice a week duder, I just did it ahead of time knowing I'd be playing tonight at some point

Also it's going to start 3 hours early (supposedly) so I'll be playing it shortly


What server are you going to be on? Maybe we can hook up in game at some point?
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Resolution Hack
7. Re: Dark Souls Resolution Hack Aug 24, 2012, 13:35 Darks
 
Verno, how are you playing GW 2? Itís not even out yet. Not until later tonight. Your sig is wrong bro.  
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News Comments > Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future
45. Re: Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future Aug 23, 2012, 10:43 Darks
 
Yakubs wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 10:12:
Jay Wilson is a clown. If I had any faith in Blizzard anymore, I'd hope that their management would realize just how much damage he's done over the long term. But I don't.

I agree, if Blizz wants to save face in any way then need to fire this ass hat.

I got back on to see the new changes, was running around with my brother and we went thru Act 3 Inferno last night. for the most part the new fixes seem to be working, but Cham and Elite fights are still pretty hard, not as bad as before but still hard. Being mobbed by an Elite pack that spawns in more elites is utterly stupid. Even with the equipment i have we died many times until we finally killed them.

Heres my profile, as you can see I have some decent gear. I tanked this with my monk while my brothers wiz did most of the dps. My Stormshield kept me going. Never discount this Shield. Itís absolutely a beast.


http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/dark-1182/hero/5178969

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Rolling Out
12. Re: Diablo III Patch Rolling Out Aug 21, 2012, 11:10 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 11:04:
I'm more interested in hearing if the new item properties are only on the legendaries or if they pertain to some rares too. The biggest problem with the game was not a lack of an end game per se, it was more that grinding wasn't fun because the items you were obtaining sucked. If they have addressed that then the paragon system is just a thin layer on top for the lulls in between finding fun items.

Unfortunately, none of their changes address the problem that the game is just boring to play. Maybe if they redesign some of the skills and allow you to use more than 6 at a time, we might see some significant improvement. Fat chance.

I do think that the lack of personal customization is a real problem but hopefully the rebalanced skills will allow for more builds and less boredom.

Not according to the patch notes, I read down the page towards the bottom I believe that all level 61 to 62 will have better base stats on min and max dmg.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Aug 21, 2012, 11:06 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 11:01:
The port of the first game was pretty barebones, gonna skip this until its on extreme sale. The last time they didn't even offer key rebindings and they locked out the config files.

My thoughts exacly Verno,

Iím a little concerned about the lack of Keyboard remapping. I had to use Auto Hot Key for the last game. Itís a work around, but never should be a final solution. Devs really need to pull their heads out between the cracks, because this is getting very old and all to failure with games these days.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
5. Re: matthew@welchkin.net Aug 21, 2012, 10:56 Darks
 
Watter wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 10:43:
If this had campaign co-op (like the first) it may well have been a full price, day one purchase, but without it, it's at most a "maybe if I happen to see it on sale sometime" kind of purchase.

I enjoyed the first one quite a bit with a buddy of mine. Despite the setting, the sound effects and animation did a great job of making it fee like Transformers should feel.

According to the steam page, this game does have Coop. I would be curious to see if it really does.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Rolling Out
5. Re: Diablo III Patch Rolling Out Aug 21, 2012, 10:49 Darks
 
Interesting patch and all of the changes, Iím really liking some of the new damage modifiers and increases. Might be worth taking a second look, but I still have doubts abut the game being much better. Time will tell.  
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News Comments > Iron Sky Game Plans
5. Re: It's a terrible movie. Aug 20, 2012, 11:52 Darks
 
Kajetan wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 11:34:
hb3d wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 11:16:
I really wanted to like the movie given its independent funding and development including fan-funding initiatives, but oh is it a terrible movie.
Terrible? No. Dissapointing? Yes. Its like the Wing Commander movie from Chris Roberts. Roberts did a very good job with all those live action scenes in the games, but he was clearly not competent enough for making a full blown movie.


Actually you would be wrong about his directing skills; I had the pleasure of meeting Chris several years ago at E3 and talked to him about the movie.

Did you know that the movie was supposed to be about 45 mins longer? And the XO was actually a hidden spy working with the Kilrathi? Which would also explain his hatred towards Blair, but we never really get to see that evolve. All of that got cut out because of time, money and the typical Hollywood crap that always goes along with it.

Did you know that he also produced the first Punisher Movie? And he also produced the Nickolas cage move Lord of War where heís a gun runner.

Funny, how people criticize when they donít know all the facts.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2012, 11:44 Darks
 
Sad day for the movie industry, I loved a lot of Tony movies. Sad to see his life come to such a tragic end. Prayers are with him and his family. RIP Tony!  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
17. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 18:04 Darks
 
Yakubs wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 16:05:
I pre-ordered the digital download on Amazon, which I understand gets you a Steam key anyway. Does anyone know if they send out the key before the release date so customers can pre-load through Steam?

They dont, we wont see a key until its released. will be emailed to you.
 
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News Comments > Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion
47. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 17, 2012, 11:46 Darks
 
The thing is, Rebellion saying they lost sales because IC used the name Rebellion in their game. I donít see the logic in this at all. How can they say that Sins caused them lost sales over a name when Sins posted over 100K of sales recently for the game.

If anything Rebellion should be worried about their own IP and how crappy their games have been in the past several years. Rebellion has scared themselves with bad games they have released.

In all seriousness, how many people here thought when they heard the name Sin Rebellion that this game was in anyway released to the developer Rebellion? I know I never once thought it. I canít see how anyone else would have either.

Maybe the US Govt should start suing developers for making Tank games and using the name Tank.
 
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News Comments > Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion
41. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 17, 2012, 10:08 Darks
 
Its crap like this that sickens me to no end, I had, past tense, had respect for that developer, but now, piss off Rebellion.

As someone else said, I was seriously thinking about picking up Sniper Elite, but no way in hell am I supporting these ass clowns now.


And how is there in any way any confusion with the name Sin of the Solar Empire Rebellion? Why did Rebellion wait so long to try and pull this off?

Sin Rebellion was no secret it was announced long ago and in beta for a long time, if there was a problem with them using the name why did they wait so long to dispute it? Yes, we all know the answer this was their intention in the first place to wait then try and sue. Itís pretty pathetic and low down of Rebellion.

Anyone that plays games know all too well that IC created that series of games. Itís not like this game just magically appeared on the market. Itís been out for several years. Adding the word Rebellion at the end of the title does not give anyone the right to Sue.

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News Comments > C&C Generals 2 Becoming F2P Command & Conquer
12. Re: C&C Generals 2 Becoming F2P Command & Conquer Aug 15, 2012, 12:20 Darks
 
Prez wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 10:08:
Goddammit!

Well there goes the neighborhood, PC gaming is going to a new all time low with this free to pay shit. The only way to make this fail is for everyone to not support it. Let it die, hopefully it will and EA gets htis message loud and clear.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition
5. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 20:10 Darks
 
step into my parlor said the spider to the fly.  
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 at gamescom Denied
30. Re: Half-Life 3 at gamescom Denied Aug 14, 2012, 15:44 Darks
 
Do you know whats sad about this? The new engine will be as old as the original engine when Half Life 2 originally came out. Thatís sad!

Valve has spent so much time screwing around with other IPS that they totally left HL 2 in the dark and pretty well managed to piss off most of their hard core fans. Literally!


And by the time they do get around to releasing the game, there will be so much hype and expectation that it will probably be a Hugh let down. Kind of like HL2 has been and its try to figure out what the hell has happened in this story since Freeman original disappeared and everything has gone to shit.

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup
6. Re: Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup Aug 13, 2012, 12:44 Darks
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 12:38:
Is there an skill trait I can get that will stop my wife from stealing all the good guns from me and looting chests while I'm still being attacked? Because that is what she did when we played as my then "girlfriend".

I know what you mean; one of my friends is that way when we play. He will purposely take off running for a loot chest to open it and take loot in the middle of a battle. Kind of pisses ya off to no end. I wish they would implement a system where what I see is mine and you donít see my loot and I donít see yours. Trade up later if you donít want it.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup
4. Re: Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup Aug 13, 2012, 12:17 Darks
 
The drama never ends. Amazing, people need to grow some thick skin, there are better things to bitch about then some add-on to the game.

Also looking forward to the game, I must have put in at least 100 plus hours playing this with friends. Coop should be even more fun with this one.
 
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Support
3. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Support Aug 10, 2012, 15:20 Darks
 
Boring PVP, why not two player Coop?

And the price tags for pc games are getting out of hand. 60 bucks? Ill have to wait for a sale.

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