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Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
25. Re: Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend May 18, 2012, 11:05 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on May 18, 2012, 10:51:
Darks wrote on May 18, 2012, 10:46:
InBlack wrote on May 18, 2012, 10:31:
I really, really hope they iron out the bugs in the Diablo3 engine. Im having a lot of fun with the game but jesus christ their engine SUCKS MAJOR BALLS....Its playable....sort of....but I cant imagine anyone making a hardcore character for D3 at this moment.

What the hell are you talking about? What issues? Other then the launch issues that have been fixed, there have been no other problems. In fact we spent the last two days playing the game 3 or more hours at a time and not once did the game crash out or boot anyone out with a problem. I think some needs to take his meds.

You are either A) a Liar B) a Blizzard fanboy C) One of the few people who can play the game without the INFAMOUS STUTTERING, ASSET LOADING ISSUE.

Iíll go with D: that your pc and ISP are a piece of shit.

Because myself and many others are not having issues. If you are then you better look at your own system for the solution. I love how when one or even two people have an issue and immediately they assume that itís Blizzs fault or when someone says they are not having issues, You like the rest of the idiots call out fan boy. Yea, whatever moron!! Got a clue for ya, get a new pc!!!


BTW, whenís the last time you defragged the pc? Do you even know what defragging means? and we are not talking about throwing granades.

This comment was edited on May 18, 2012, 11:10.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
6. Re: Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend May 18, 2012, 10:46 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on May 18, 2012, 10:31:
I really, really hope they iron out the bugs in the Diablo3 engine. Im having a lot of fun with the game but jesus christ their engine SUCKS MAJOR BALLS....Its playable....sort of....but I cant imagine anyone making a hardcore character for D3 at this moment.

What the hell are you talking about? What issues? Other then the launch issues that have been fixed, there have been no other problems. In fact we spent the last two days playing the game 3 or more hours at a time and not once did the game crash out or boot anyone out with a problem. I think some needs to take his meds.
 
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News Comments > Skyjacker Demo & Kickstarter
8. Re: Skyjacker Demo & Kickstarter May 17, 2012, 15:32 Darks
 
MacLeod wrote on May 17, 2012, 14:12:
It looks interesting... but just watching the video... what's up with the Starfield Screensaver / Star Trek Warp effect while he's moving? Obviously stars can't be shooting past the ship when he's flying by an asteroid. That really is bothering me.

They watched far too many Star Trek Episodes in their day when the ship was in warp and had that effect. I know what they are trying to accomplish. Itís to give you a feel of speed and movement. But it needs to be redone with something a little more modern.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2012, 11:49 Darks
 
Bucky wrote on May 16, 2012, 10:43:
I've been playing for most (ok, all) of the morning, and I haven't run into a single issue so far. Granted, I'm playing during off-peak hours, but the micro-stutter that was present in the Beta when an asset first loaded seems to be gone.

Then again, I just built a new, ridiculously overpowered rig last week, and the game automatically installed to my SSD--so that might have something to do with it too.

I also managed to get myself killed right after the Skeleton King, when I wandered outside and right into an elite pack I was not prepared for. If I've already died once in Act I Normal, what is Inferno going to do to me?

LOL, I feel your pain, last night we beat down the King, and I was on the beta and he was much tougher then he was in the beta. Was really glad to see that. Same thing happened to us, we got to that new area and got beat down badly. We had a three man party going with me as a Barb, and two mages. Was glad to see the added difficulty, this was something that was extremely frustrating during the beta was it seemed far too easy. We were saying the same thing last night, if itís getting this hard, whatís inferno going to be like. Shudder to think about it.

Also the servers going off line at peak time last night was really annoying, they didnít come back on line until after 11pm pacific. It really blew our whole night. Not understanding how Blizz blew this one, itís not like they havenít been through all of this in the past with several WOW add-ons and SC2.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Free Weekend
8. Re: Pfffftttt!!! May 15, 2012, 23:28 Darks
 
Funny, with Diablo 3 out good luck getting anyone to play this game this weekend.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
108. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 15:32 Darks
 
Wolfox wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:23:
MacLeod wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:03:
What I'm more curious about is the screenshots... apparently Diablo went on a diet or something for the past 20 years. His limbs are very thin and such, almost looks like a female demon.

I've heard people giving explanations for that, and it's WAY into spoiler territory. Not sure if any of it is true, though, as I was actively trying to avoid spoilers at the time, but still.

I think itís smart of Bliz to not make him look the same each time you beat him from past games. Think about it. Diablo is an incarnation of its host. So it stands to reason he will look different each time reincarnated. Kind of like the Aliens movies, when a different type of host is used the Alien takes on a similar type of form to represent the original host. At least thatís how I see it.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
89. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 14:51 Darks
 
Verno wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:37:
NKD wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:34:
I got dyes off the merchant kind of off to the left in New Tristram in Act 1. Not sure what level.

Weird, he never had any for me. Oh well, maybe it was just my level was too low, thanks for the heads up.

Is the game really that short? I'm hearing people are breezing through it in a matter of hours. Wow, if that's the case. I guess they have a lot of paid content in the pipe.

There's a lot of people speed running the game for bragging rights. I haven't finished it yet but doing Act 1 took me 8ish hours. Can't login right now and it's spitting out the wrong error messages btw.

Iím really glad I didnít take the day off like I was thinking about doing. Would have been pissed since the servers are down and couldnít play. Just think about all those who did take the day off and are now sitting around stewing over this. Pretty bad on Blizzs part, they should have expected there was going to be a massive amount of people trying to get on and play. You would think after WOW, Star Craft 2 they would have this down to a T by now.

And nin, I had no issues at the time I was on, I canít comment on the past few hours.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
28. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 12:39 Darks
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 11:01:
Twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated

Now now Blizzard, don't sell yourselves short. It's only been like a dozen!

Any news on how this plays on less-than-stellar connections? And does it actually install on Win7-64? (Since the demo wouldn't?)

Creston

I have win7 Ultimate x64 and had no issues at all installing or playing. So, not sure why you had issues. but so far none here.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
86. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 15, 2012, 11:43 Darks
 
Verno wrote on May 15, 2012, 11:41:
Be careful with any kind of DirectX injection tool, Blizzard will have Warden turned on by now and I don't recall them ever officially saying Dark3D was excluded.

Yea, didnt think about that. thanks for the warning.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
84. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 15, 2012, 11:35 Darks
 
Dev wrote on May 15, 2012, 11:25:
ASeven wrote on May 15, 2012, 08:17:
EDIT: Amongst the complains are too easy, looks bland, looks too much like a WoW clone in gfx terms
"too easy" they must not realize they are playing on normal first playthrough since you can't change difficulty until you beat game. "too WoW gfx" everyone with a clue who looked at even a single screenshot should have known that before, blizzard is catering to the 10 million WoW subscribers.

To be very honest about the WOW graphics, you guys have to remember that they started on this game 8 years ago. About the same Time WOW was really starting to take off. So itís really no surprise that the graphics are similar. I personally get tired of hearing this argument; to me itís really about the game play and having fun. The graphics donít bother me too much and there is an alternate solution to this. go to this link and choose your poison.

http://darkd3.com/

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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
81. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 15, 2012, 10:31 Darks
 
Verno wrote on May 15, 2012, 08:46:
ASeven wrote on May 15, 2012, 08:44:
Holy shit, just watched someone on twitch.tv finish the game in Nightmare mode in under 8 hours.

Is this game this short?

What are you talking about? It takes that long to finish Act 1 for the first time, asian powergamers not withstanding.

I seriously doubt that the game is short. I was watching some guys on Twitch.tv playing. The one Ill play till I pass out. And they are all level 22 to 23 and in the desert area. They have been going at it all night. I think the desert is Act 2. Meaning that they have put in at least 8 hours now. So Iím betting that there is at least another 20 hours of game play left.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
77. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 15, 2012, 10:04 Darks
 
nin wrote on May 15, 2012, 08:56:

As excited as I am for Diablo 3, it's kinda nice that my copy won't be here until sometime Tuesday afternoon--I figure by then a least a few of the server kinks will have been worked out.


I'm thinking that'll be Friday.

Also, with the mad rush and server issues, I'm laughing at anyone that took off today to play this...


There have been no issues at all, I was on this morning and it was smooth. I was talking to a few of my friends on line from our guild and they also said the same thing. No issues. Remember this is Blizz we are talking about, itís not like they havenít been there and done that before.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
76. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 15, 2012, 10:01 Darks
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 15, 2012, 09:12:
Does anyone have any spare guest passes? I'd love to get one to see what this game is like.

Were you on the beta? I checked my account this Moring and I did the pre download and still had access to the game. A pop up is on the top right side saying Upgrade now to level 60.

Iím thinking that everyone should be able to get the game as long as you have a BNet account. Iím getting my copy later, so if you need one still Iíll give you mine.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Prequel Movie
7. Re: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Prequel Movie May 15, 2012, 09:53 Darks
 
That was a pretty shit hot movie. UBI finally did something right.

Cant wait until they make more of that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation May 10, 2012, 16:09 Darks
 
nin wrote on May 10, 2012, 10:54:
So just so I'm clear, is 2013 "The year of the playstation"? If so I'll mark it down now.

Thanks!

Sorry Nin, grammar error so I fixed it for ya.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 3 Co-op Support?
10. Re: Dead Space 3 Co-op Support? May 10, 2012, 09:15 Darks
 
Drezden wrote on May 9, 2012, 23:07:
I never got through the original game it was so boring.

Funny, I liked it so much that I played through both game three times on each of the difficulties. To each their own I guess. But I think the Coop part should be the female he partnered up with. Not sure why they are going for the two guys thing. Stupid if you ask me.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Delayed
22. Re: BioShock Infinite Delayed May 9, 2012, 13:21 Darks
 
Specific tweaks and improvements donít usually amount to it taking another year. Thereís more here going on than meets the eye.  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Funded
5. Re: Grim Dawn Funded May 8, 2012, 23:30 Darks
 
Creston wrote on May 8, 2012, 22:31:
Unless there's some crazy massive outburst of funding in the last few days, like with Shadowrun, I don't think these guys are gonna get much more than they have. They may make $350K, but that'll be that, probably.

Never joined in on this one. Too many bad memories over these guys just letting Titan Quest fucking rot with the rubber-banding bug.

Creston

Thatís right; blame these guys for what the owners did Creston that makes a lot of sense. The guys making this game had nothing to do with the original companyís decision making or how things got done. How about you put the blame where it belongs ok?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Warlock - Master of the Arcane
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Warlock - Master of the Arcane May 8, 2012, 18:31 Darks
 
I was on the beta for this game and got it for free. gotta love it.  
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News Comments > Jane Jensen's Kickstart Funded
1. Re: Jane Jensen's Kickstart Funded May 8, 2012, 11:18 Darks
 
Was anything mentioned yesterday about Grim Dawn making it goal? Yesterday, they achieved their 280K so the game is going to be finished. If you all hadnít seen it yet, itís really looking good. They just posted a thank you video and some video of the archnist.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crateentertainment/grim-dawn

 
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