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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future
18. Re: Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future Aug 22, 2012, 22:34 Alamar
 
Denthor wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 21:37:
The (main) problem with Diablo 3 is that to keep items worthwhile they had to neuter the drop rates, well now it's the item rolls (stats on items) to keep them valuable on the AH.

This in turn with having a low level cap and making boss runs pointless just put people off their own game. There was literally no point in logging in for a quick boss run - as you got NOTHING in return.

I just laugh at the comments devs/cms make that the AH had no influence on game design. It was clearly built from the ground up to take advantage of it which in return shat on their own gamers. The game lost what it was that made diablo in the first place - an Item hunt. Instead it's just a gold grind or an AH simulator.

This is what I just 'don't get' time and again with all these comments regurgitated...

If it was 'clearly built from the ground up' to use the AH, how can the prequel be all about the 'item hunt'... Just because people give up and use the AH doesn't mean it's required...

And while people, like below, want useful items more often, the more useful an item is that drops, the longer it's going to last... Just like the complaints in Borderlands... I honestly don't get what you people want... Upgrades every level? Would making loot based upgrades that happen very often, therefore having to scale the monsters much faster, alleviate this 'issue'?

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News Comments > Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95%
119. Re: Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95% Aug 22, 2012, 19:33 Alamar
 
Overon wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 17:18:
I want to see the basis of the 93-95% piracy rate. What is his source? I want to see a robust and scientifically rigorous and methodologically sound study.

The 93-95% rate seems absurd on its face. How can a maximum of 7% pay for your stuff and you can remain in business?

I don't know if 93-95%, or even the other numbers we've heard over the years are close, but to answer your question...

Software isn't a physical thing... So stealing it doesn't affect it's sales (outside of the lesser desire to buy it at that point), as you're not taking the chance to buy it away from someone else (as opposed to the five finger discount in a store).

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News Comments > Black Isle Studios Name Revived
18. Re: Black Isle Studios Name Revived Aug 22, 2012, 15:42 Alamar
 
Prez wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 14:03:
Just like in the case of Blizzard nowadays, the name means nothing. It's who is behind it. I'll wait for the original Black Isle developers to release some kickstarter projects.

I think your 'solution' is just as ignorant as your complaint...

What I mean is... Even if you got 'the whole team' back together to make something, doesn't mean what they put it isn't going to be shit...

Explained another way, it's just fixating, or minimalizing other important contributors, such as timing, funding, the market in general, the weather, etc...

Plus, you're really just saying the name of a developer/celebrity matters, which is precisely what you're saying doesn't... I'm a big Edward Norton fan, for example, but he has some (recent) crappy movies, and his personal performance is substandard...

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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Rolling Out
30. Re: Diablo III Patch Rolling Out Aug 21, 2012, 13:14 Alamar
 
Verno wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 13:02:
Holy crap with the buffing... Some of these are insane... I already thought this was an awesome ability, but:

Seven-Sided Strike

Most people just took it for the invincibility frames to be honest but now at least the damage will be worthwhile.

I disagree... I think most people took (or didn't take) it because it was cool... Most of the high end builds had the obvious invulnerability (I forget the name), but I took SSS for invul, and the damage was cool : )

On another note...
-Shielding monsters will no longer shield if they are the last monster left in the area, and only one monster in a given pack can be shielded at a time

I like this, but mostly because I fought a group once that was shielding and frozen, and bugged (not an official affix), where it would shield for 5s, unshield for 1-2s and shield right back up... And seemingly drop an unusually high number of frozen 'orbs'. Fight took me like 5 minutes because every time I was able to attack, it was shielded, and 'every' time it wasn't shielded, I had to move from frozen orbs.

Good times ; )

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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Rolling Out
27. Re: Diablo III Patch Rolling Out Aug 21, 2012, 12:59 Alamar
 
Holy crap with the buffing... Some of these are insane... I already thought this was an awesome ability, but:

Seven-Sided Strike
Weapon damage increased from 777% to 1777% over 7 hits
Skill Rune - Sudden Assault
Weapon damage increased from 1007%to 2309% over 7 hits
Skill Rune - Several-Sided Strike
The 2 extra hits now also increase the total duration of the spell (which increases the amount of time that you are invulnerable)
Skill Rune - Fulminating Onslaught
Weapon damage of each explosion increased from 111% to 254%

Edit: And 3 very nice 'quality of life' improvements...
-The text color of gems, potions, crafting pages and tomes dropped on the ground has been changed from white to light blue
-The maximum stack size of gems has been increased from 30 to 100
-The gem drop sound effect is now more noticeable

-Alamar

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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Rolling Out
18. Re: Diablo III Patch Rolling Out Aug 21, 2012, 12:03 Alamar
 
I may start up some D3 action again with this patch, though, I don't want to get that thought in my head for a few days... until 1.04.3 or so (aka, the inevitable mini patch patches).

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News Comments > Diablo III 1.04 New Paragon Endgame Detailed
19. Re: Diablo III 1.04 New Paragon Endgame Detailed Aug 20, 2012, 17:23 Alamar
 
Always scary posting in D3 threads when not conforming... but... I like this change... And think it's exactly what a lot of D2 diehards have been asking for... What other reason was there to lvl to 99 other than to say it's done?

For me, I like levelling... But what I like about levelling is getting new stuff, and getting stronger (a mathematical illusion nonetheless), so I'm not sure how appealing this will be for me. On the one hand, if I continue to play, I'll be getting something out of it... On the other, it's not much... But it could be enough to bypass some gear-restricted hurdles (not sure how much those stat increases will matter).

And, in the end, the big issue I have with it, is the extra magic find just means finding more trash... I hated how much of an inventory 'mini game' Titan Quest/Torchlight were (I don't remember D2 being as bad, but my 'youth' (and rampant obsessing) may be affecting that).

Edit: I'm also eating from a bag of fresh sour keys, so that may skew my mood (and therefore opinions) positively : )

-Alamar

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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Sequel Next Year
16. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Sequel Next Year Aug 20, 2012, 14:50 Alamar
 
First off, I think it's awesomely ironic so many 'hardcore' PC gamers are raving over a casual title : )

Secondly... PvZ2 will include always online DRM with a built in seed/flower auction house and paid DLC plants : )

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 20, 2012, 13:42 Alamar
 
This is why we can't (and shouldn't) trust 'cloud' backups... They (MS at least) can apparently browse your content at will (or just when it's added?), even if it's 'private'...

I personally encrypt all my google drive backups, but that only goes so far... They have the technology...

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Weapons Videos
11. Re: Borderlands 2 Weapons Videos Aug 17, 2012, 20:05 Alamar
 
Hump wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 18:15:
The Tediore video is wonderfully sick.

Maliwan sounds like Jeri Ryan...

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News Comments > WoW Adding All Race Access
20. Re: WoW Adding All Race Access Aug 17, 2012, 17:18 Alamar
 
My hopes raised for a second with my mind reading ahead 'WoW Adding All Race Class Combinations'... But no... : (

I want my goober kitty...

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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Aug 14, 2012, 11:00 Alamar
 
Dev wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 00:57:
Double Fine's Iron Brigade is 20% off on steam.

Annnnnnd bought... Though, Darksiders II unlocked last night, so might be a week before I take a crack at it...

I really liked the FPS/TD blend that Sanctum offered, so more of that style is good... The campy humor looks amusing, at times, but I could probably take it or leave it...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2012, 21:22 Alamar
 
I swear... If I hadn't been messing around on Reddit lately, I wouldn't have noticed the olympics were on... I also saw exactly none of it, minus some chick with an unimpressed look, and some /r/waterpoloboobs... : )

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News Comments > Diablo III 1.04 This Month
2. Re: Diablo III 1.04 This Month Aug 10, 2012, 19:59 Alamar
 
Unleash the Told-ya-so's...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2012, 11:42 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 11:31:
When he wants to be stubborn, he can be quite mule-headed.

I've got a cat that's the same way. She wants to climb through the miniblinds and break them. It's been a battle, and I'd normally just raise them, but I don't want people peering into a empty house when no one is there...

I think a line of black pepper in the windowsill might have finally caused her to give up...for NOW. (This also works when the cat insists on rooting through a bathroom trashcan for qtips as toys...)




Apparently, tinfoil works great with cats... As most hate the feel, at least of scratching through it (it's more of a furniture protector).

Which is ironic, because there's just about nothing cats like more than batting around a ball of tinfoil : )

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News Comments > Epic Forms Impossible Studios from Big Huge Ashes
13. Re: Epic Forms Impossible Studios from Big Huge Ashes Aug 9, 2012, 23:00 Alamar
 
Prez wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 19:23:
A developer making iOS games may as well be dead as far as I'm concerned, but the key thing in this case is that Epic did a good thing here. These guys woukd be out of work were it not for Epic. Who knows - having all that PC gaming talent close at hand may convince them to fund these guys so they can do a PC game down the road.

Also good to consider cross platform, which I realize a lot of people here already dislike, but mobile games have begun being ported to PC, and while maybe not idea for epic, it's a good system/path for indies..

Two games regarding this are Galaxy On Fire 2 and Babel Rising...

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News Comments > Star Trek: Infinite Space Cancelled
4. Re: Star Trek: Infinite Space Cancelled Aug 8, 2012, 11:08 Alamar
 
Even with how crazy popular 'in app purchasing' has become, it can't be an easy sell to a backer/publisher... 'Wait... you want gobs of money for a product you're giving away, with optional purchases?'

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News Comments > Galaxy on Fire 2 Next Week
1. Re: Galaxy on Fire 2 Next Week Aug 8, 2012, 10:37 Alamar
 
This is cool... I was just playing this last night on my brand spanky new Nexus 7, and I hate the touch controls for flying, but it made me want to load up a PC space flight 'Sim'...

As long as the price isn't stupid I may get it near launch... Though I really should just finish SPAZ (and all the summer sale purchases) first.

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 5, 2012, 17:00 Alamar
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 16:23:
In other words "Those mean Linux peoplez are not giving me their money. QQ"

Not sure if intentionally ironic or just ignorant...

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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Aug 5, 2012, 16:55 Alamar
 
I started up a scroll 'trial' today... With the massive let down GW2 is, I'm considering picking up MoP nearish launch...

As someone that ran a guild without spam inviting, and even worse now with guild levels making my 'only' lvl 10 guild seem wothless, I'm thinking that LFR would be handy for 'pug'n the last few spots in a 10... We very often ended up with 8 or 9 even when most of the guild was active.

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