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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 > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Sets Sales Record
4. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Sets Sales Record Jul 25, 2012, 17:44 Darks
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 17:14:
The power of Steam.

It's an ok game but having owned Diplomacy already it's a pretty underwhelming expansion. For someone going vanilla sins to Rebellion it would be a good purchase. Considering how much they were charging for it multicore support should have been added to the engine. The lag gets really bad on any large or long game.

Now use that cash and get going on GalCiv3.

You might want to check your pc or get a better internet connection. I play this game regularly for at least 5 hours at a time. And we never get any lag. Iím not sure what your system is running, but the new engine they came out with for this game has the game running pretty damn smooth.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite To Use Online DRM?
11. Re: Fortnite To Use Online DRM? Jul 19, 2012, 10:38 Darks
 
McSterls wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 10:10:
Diablo III DRM was too much for me, I won't buy another game that requires always-on DRM.

Same here, I got burnt once after the debacle D3 gave us. I gave them a benefit of the doubt but never again. D3s persistant online connection and the problems its presented has shown a lot of people that this is not the way to go for games.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite To Use Online DRM?
10. Re: Fortnite To Use Online DRM? Jul 19, 2012, 10:36 Darks
 
Double post.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 18, 2012, 15:54 Darks
 
Microsoft just does not understand how the user thinks or feels. Or for that matter how smaller companies and larger companies in general think. Microsoft needs to take a few steps back and look at the bigger picture. I seriously doubt they have talked to businesses in general to see how they budget for upgrading their operating systems.

My company for example will not upgrade to this OS. The reason being is cost. We as a whole have over the past 6 months started upgrading to windows 7. No company is willing to dump a bunch of money into a new OS they just upgraded to in the first place, windows 7 being the example. Compatibility issues are a big reason. Most companies are not willing to jump in and buy a new OS until itís been on the market at least two years when drivers are available and third party applications are compatible with the OS.

This is where Microsoft is failing, they really need to listen to the customers and stop and think that releasing a new OS should only come about every 5 to 6 years. Plus, they are trying to wow people wit the touch feely look of it and that is not working for a standard desktop platform.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Community Day Contest; Trailer
2. Re: MechWarrior Online Community Day Contest; Trailer Jul 18, 2012, 15:45 Darks
 
First off, this game is only PVP. secondly. free my ass. Nothing is ever free. there are built in stores to sell you items. Thats a fail for me.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Jul 18, 2012, 15:42 Darks
 
Creston wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 12:18:
The sheer GALL of IGN to question Metacritic is fucking astounding. The existence of metacritic isn't ruining the game industry, IGN, it's fucking shitholes like your own websites that will sell review scores for more advertising dollars.

Creston

Really Creston, so youíre telling me that when a user goes in there and totally bombs a score to Zero, thatís a justified score because the user is being a jerk and purposely bombing the score because they didnít like the game? Like Verno said, games a subjective to the persons interest and like. When someone purposely goes in and gives a game a zero that cannot be taken seriously by anyone.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Jul 18, 2012, 15:36 Darks
 
First off, I never, ever read or listen to any metacritic scores. I could care less about them. I always go off of what I know about games and the publisher and the game play videos I watch or comments from my friends. Anyone who makes a purchase solely from metacritic or any other reviewer is a fool.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Game Limits Returning
37. Re: Diablo III Game Limits Returning Jul 17, 2012, 15:15 Darks
 
rist3903 wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 15:08:
this additional measure will help us further preserve and protect the integrity of the game and economy in between ban waves.
The integrity of the game and economy has already been completely and utterly boned by the flood of gold farmed by bots.


If blizzard was doing their job by actually fixing the game and monitoring for the MFers running bots and banning them there would be no need to limit logins. As for Inferno, well thatís a travesty in its self. I must have killed 2000 Goblins now, and most of the time id-ing an items turns into shit. The stats are atrocious most of the time. The whole random stating to items after id-ing is ridiculous. Totally broken.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Game Limits Returning
33. Re: Diablo III Game Limits Returning Jul 17, 2012, 15:05 Darks
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 14:52:
eunichron wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 14:12:
KS wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 14:04:
leading to a reduction in its price, and of comparable items.

Except that's not what's happening. The "enterprising people" aren't generating more items, they're generating more gold, which is causing rampant inflation due to the rate at which bots can introduce new capital into the system. Regular, i.e. non-botting, players can't keep up.

At the same time though, if the gold AH was anything like sane, nobody would be spending money on the RMAH, and blizzard wouldn't be making 15 bucks off of a 100 dollar video game weapon.

Which bakes my noodle...

PEOPLE ARE SPENDING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON A VIDEO GAME WEAPON. A FEW LINES OF CODE AND A FUCKING PIECE OF ARTWORK THAT IS STORED ON A SERVER SOMEWHERE.

Ahem. Sorry I'm under control now. But the idea that it's actually happening is just f*cking crazy sauce to me.

Dude, you express my exact feeling about this game and the AH. Itís utterly stupid how it is on there. It drives me crazy when I see how much people are asking for an item. I put items on there for 5 dollars and still they donít sell. So Iím like how in the hell is anyone really making anything off the AH.

The other part of this that drives me bananas is the Inferno difficulty. Blizz absolutely refuses to fix it, and they have even admitted that itís broken.

So now they want to limit our logins to a certain amount of times per hour. Great!, all my brother and I do for an hour or two is login, run the two areas in Act 2 for Goblin kills and log back out. So now they want to fuck us over on that too. Awesome!!

All they want is to FORCE us to spend money on items. Sorry not me!!
More nails in this coffin please! Where oh where are you Torch Light 2?
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts?
4. Re: The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts? Jul 17, 2012, 14:55 Darks
 
yea, theres all kinds of hell going on there with them. I have a contact there thats very close to this project and hes telling me its not good at all. Wont be much longer until this game is either free or shut down.  
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News Comments > Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter
35. Re: Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter Jul 13, 2012, 15:06 Darks
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:56:
Quboid wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:16:
Before this thread descends (further) into name-calling, I do think there is merit to both sides.

Crowd funding is something of a free-for-all and if you don't like what they're doing, don't join the crowd.

Kickstarter, however, implies the impoverished little guy, who needs a kick to start their project.

I'm all in favour of this sort of thing (when properly labelled). Anything which takes creative control away from the creatively bankrupt publishers is a good thing, however, I can see that this isn't what the Kickstarter ethos is for many people.

That's exactly it. That's like that KS by Thomas Jane yesterday. He wants 600k...are you kidding me? He's rich already. KS is not for multi-millionaires who don't want to risk any of their own money. It's for people who have zilch and a good idea. I really don't want to see KS devolve into a place where rich and/or successful companies/people who can actually afford to fund their own projects but simply don't want to so they ask everyone else. People who really need the resources shouldn't have to compete with that nonsense.

Thatís what I was trying to relay across Cutter, Iím all for Kickstarter too but not when a developer is purposely trying to put the burden on the consumer and not pull it from their own pockets. To me thatís BS. You sometimes get the feeling these guys are only trying to line their own pockets.
 
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News Comments > Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter
32. Re: Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter Jul 13, 2012, 14:49 Darks
 
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#$%^ off dude, if youíre too stupid to understand what I was relaying across then youíre a lost cause and part of the problem.

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News Comments > Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter
24. Re: Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter Jul 13, 2012, 13:55 Darks
 
Prez wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 13:12:

I feel it is a problem. Kickstarter is (to my knowledge) supposed to help finance those who have tried and couldn't get financed, a last choice option.
That would be the source of our disagreement. I don't subscribe to your vision of kickstarter at all. Way too narrow and exclusive for me.

Sorry, but to me this is a big problem, this is a company that created the first game and it did really well. Now these jerkoffs are trying to soak the community for more money to kick off a part 2 of their game. Something smells very fishy.
These guys made more then enough money to make their sequel. I donít like it when you have developers trying to soak money out of people when they miss managed their funds in the first place. Sorry, but I will not be supporting them on this one.

I already spent money on the first game and liked it but you are not going to tell me that they need that kind of money for assts they already have in place to make a second game.

Itís not like this game has over the top graphics. Its basically using an editor to build the levels then scripting them and making new art. This all sounds too much to me like they are trying to fund their own pockets.
 
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News Comments > R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War Trailer
2. Re: R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War Trailer Jul 11, 2012, 11:35 Darks
 
Alamar wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 11:11:
Don't recall ever hearing about this, but we surely need more iso action RPGs : )

Little worried about the console direction... Touting 'local coop!' doesn't help... But at least it looks like the person joining has their own gear (unliked DS3).

Graphically, I liked the environments, but the font bugs me for some reason (both damage numbers, and especially items on ground).

-Alamar

This oneís been around for a while now. Iíve been awaiting it patiently too. Love that itís got Coop, but was bugged to no end that they choose to only have two players Coop vs. three players. To me that made no sense at all because there are three classes to play as. I even posted that on their forums, but got the typical answer of this is how it was designed. Why didnít they think of this while designing it in the first place is my question?
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Details
3. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Details Jul 9, 2012, 12:15 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 12:07:
I've been a bit remiss in following the game lately, did they decide to skip an open beta?

Itís starting to seem that way Verno, I have only seen what, three betas now. And the game is supposedly coming out in Aug, which is just around the corner so itís looking like there may not be an open beta. Kind of disappointing too, my weekends are usually filled up so I really didnít get much time to play the beta. I totally missed out on that last beta because of stupid D3. But I wonít be missing out on this next one.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III RMAH Issues
25. Re: Diablo III RMAH Issues Jun 30, 2012, 23:04 Darks
 
Personally I hope the RMAH goes away permanently. It has absolutely destroyed the game.

And I hope Blizzard gets their asses sued off.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Patches
7. Re: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Patches Jun 28, 2012, 09:55 Darks
 
xornand wrote on Jun 28, 2012, 04:24:
When do they release the patch that makes the game fun to play?

Speak for yourself moron, the game happens to be damn good. Iíve been playing Coop with a few friends and itís a really fun game.

Gotta love how many of you here havenít even played the game, but in your minds the game is crap. How about you guys try playing the game before opening up your mouths and complaning first. All most of you are doing is bashing UBI. This really has nothing to do with the game at all.

Try reading this review. its actually a good solid review of the game.

www.rage3d.com/articles/gaming/ubisoft_ghost_recon_future_soldier_tech_review/
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC Issues
23. Re: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC Issues Jun 27, 2012, 17:19 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 15:52:
Aero wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 14:44:
So, other than that, is it any good? For some reason, largely due to boredom and some cash to burn, I decided I was going to buy either this or Spec Ops (knowing full well neither was going to be particularly good) and the couple reviews I read pushed me towards Spec Ops and it is so far, as I expected, good enough for me to play and have some fun with, but very thoroughly mediocre in the grand scheme of things.

There's a good bet I'll end up buying this one eventually too though, because there really isn't much in the way of upcoming action games for the PC until winter. It's just a question of how soon.

I haven't really read any reviews on it or been following the game either. I'm curious what any owners of the game have to say about how it measures up. Is it basically Call of Duty Recon or is there squad gameplay and such?

go read this one from Rage3D. pretty good one and sums the game up very well.

www.rage3d.com/articles/gaming/ubisoft_ghost_recon_future_soldier_tech_review/


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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC Issues
14. Re: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC Issues Jun 27, 2012, 12:58 Darks
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 12:57:
Darks wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 12:29:
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You're the reason the GR and R6 series have gone to shit.


yea, whatever jackoff!!
 
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