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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 15, 2012, 20:45 Alamar
 
Back in my day, commercials were when you went to the bathroom... And you damn well liked it... But not too much, or you'd miss some of your show : )

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News Comments > More Diablo III 1.0.5 Details
3. Re: More Diablo III 1.0.5 Details Sep 14, 2012, 23:28 Alamar
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 22:16:
The biggest challenge in this game is trying to find gear you can use rather than going to the AH but I guess that's working as intended.

When's the last time you've found an item which provides a general buff to your player? I found some 'okay' weapons since the 1.04 patch which went towards buying a nice 1.04 Messerschmidt's Reaver but that's about it since I stopped playing and picked up GW2.

I had bought a 630 damage 1h a while back... Few days ago, I got a Rare (I ignore blues now heh), that is 980... The 5k or so boost in damage was about 20-25% of my total, buffed, so I would say that qualifies : )

I also upgrade an armor piece, but it wasn't nearly as massive, and I can't remember which piece...

This is with my wizard, that I just took into Act 2 for the first time today/yesterday, and I'm doing well... Fast + Fire Chains still caused a few (very quick) deaths, but otherwise, it's going well... With the 25% Inferno mob damage nerf coming, I'm afraid it's going to get close to the boring level of challenge, but at least I can rip through, beat the big D and call it done : )

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Tom Hanks... Sep 13, 2012, 17:11 Alamar
 
Child abuse has never been so funny... or something...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2012, 17:03 Alamar
 
Foly huck... Stupid should not be allowed to drive...

And only cited... Until some kid books it and she has an epiphany of why both sides of a street stop for school buses...

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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Sneak Peak
8. Re: Diablo III Patch Sneak Peak Sep 13, 2012, 15:05 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 14:42:
Armengar wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 14:23:
Queue the usual habitual diablo 3 ragers....

Well I'm still having fun in it.


I'm sorry, all I heard was "torchlight 2 comes out in a week!"


I don't have very high expectations myself, but I am hopeful... But holy crap... BL2 Tuesday, TL2 Thursday, Mists the following Tuesday... And next week is the busiest I'll have been at work in months...

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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Sneak Peak
3. Re: Diablo III Patch Sneak Peak Sep 13, 2012, 14:27 Alamar
 
I played an hour or two the other night on my Wizard... Found a weapon that upped my damage 'score' by 4-5k (25%), so I can totally understand how people aren't ever getting upgrades n stuff heh...

I also got Paragon Level ONE... I was so proud of the shiny colors and flashes going off I nearly died...

I think I'll play a bit more tonight... See how Act II feels on that character... Act I was boringly slow/easy even before the upgrade...

Beelzebud wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 14:26:
Just got my hardcore WD to 60 last night. I'm finding my heart skips a beat every time her health get's in the 20% range and lower now.


Gratzies... That takes some dedication and/or farming : ) I don't do well with either ; ) Got a Monk HC to 35 or so, but haven't played it in months. And the longer I wait, the worse off it's going to be ; )

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million
42. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 13, 2012, 14:16 Alamar
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 11:35:
Verno wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 11:18:
Holy trinity creates a ludicrous inter-dependency and quite frankly has been done to death, there was room for innovation here and they achieved it.

This is most likely the sole reason the traditional MMO model is no longer appealing to me. You get a good healer, competent tank and non-retarded DPS and you are done. The game is over. Yeah, it feels good to succeed at a dungeon a few times because you know when to interrupt or you know that you have to press the shiny red button at the right time, but that gets old fast. Even games like Rift where you could fill multiple roles in the Trinity with one class just made it so you felt less encouraged to make alts.

It all become too blatantly a game a numbers at that point. At least GW2 for now is distracting me by attacking the issue from a different angle.

Other than being new, yay, how is GW2 (or any game) different than what you described?

Get a few competent players, irregardless of role (whether designed or implied), and content is 'faceroll'... The challenge is done, you've beat the game...

What is left? New content, such as that coming in expansions, and new games...

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News Comments > Steam Beta Allows Custom Installation Locations
16. Re: Steam Beta Allows Custom Installation Locations Sep 12, 2012, 15:28 Alamar
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 14:54:
Matshock wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 14:49:
What was funny was buying that last D&D action game on disc then finding that all it did was connect to Steam and start a dowload. The disc itself had no installation files on it!

Now that's plain lazy of them. I bought Civ5 at retail (it used steam too) and it had the install files on disc, must be developer specific. I have a monthly cap so that'd piss me off if it happened.

Agreed... The only reason I would buy a physical product now is to have it on hand for easy (re-)installs... But at least you get a physical box with a CD Key in it : ) Maybe a manual too? Or are they going purely digital now?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2012, 15:21 Alamar
 
Verno wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 14:39:
The iPad Mini will probably be announced at the October event.

New iPhone info was interesting but I'm perfectly happy with my little Android phone for the time being, never really understood the people who upgrade phones yearly or whatever. Huge diminishing returns on that stuff considering app performance requirements are relatively static compared to something like computer games or etc.

PC's, in my opinion, have gotten pretty stagnant... Sure, people still joke about having to upgrade all the time, and 'by the time you get home, it's already obsolete', but those jokes are a decade old... I still upgrade too often, but a non-value PC is good for about 3 years for most users..

Mobile devices are expanding much faster, and while a LOT of apps are made to be very simple and what not, that's been changing for a few years...

So really, my 'analogy' is that I upgrade PC parts yearly, so why not upgrade mobile parts yearly? I don't; I use an iPod 3rd, and now a Nexus 7, but I can see the appeal, especially for those that are using it as much as we, the PC gamers, use PCs.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2012, 14:36 Alamar
 
Blue wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 09:50:
That's right, the day that iPhone 6 rumors begin!

Good stuff : )

I just found out sometime this afternoon that there was info about the new iPhone.. Which I generally don't care about, but looking forward to info on the iPad Mini...

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
55. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 11, 2012, 14:44 Alamar
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 12:34:
dj LiTh wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 06:57:
Jerykk wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 23:59:
The 3570K isn't locked. I don't think any Intel CPU is locked anymore. I'm running at 4.3 GHz on air right now and that was with an automated overclocking process. If you start messing with the voltages and other things manually, you could likely get it up to 4.8 GHz or more with watercooling.

And when buying memory, you should always go for 2 sticks, not 4. You can't use dual channel with 4 and going for 2 leaves space for more should you need them in the future.

As for SLI, I can't really recommend it. There are a lot of games that either don't support it or have issues when it is enabled (image quality and performance issues). Nvidia is pretty good about fixing these issues in a relatively timely manner but it's still annoying.

With 2 sticks and 4 sticks you do indeed get dual channel, with 1 and 3 sticks you dont. As for SLI i've never encountered a single issue and i play just about every game under the sun.

I guess you're right about 4 sticks being able to dual channel. Still, if you can get 2 sticks, I don't know why you'd want 4.

As for SLI, just look up "SLI issues" on Google.

Two 8GB sticks is still considerably pricier than four 4GB sticks...

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2012, 08:26 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 17:57:
Prez wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 17:35:
Julio wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 16:54:
Was that article paid for by Apple? Eliminating price fixing is a good thing for competition. I hope the government makes Apple wear a ballgag when they fine them.

Ebooks without price fixing allow authors to make more money than they used to, rewarding the creator of the work, not the middlemen.

That's what I thought too. It's astounding - every article I read lately is so embarrassingly slanted to "pro-Apple" it's enough to make me wonder if there's anyone objective out there in journo-land anymore or if everyone is an Apple shill.

I sometimes wonder if Blue intentionally throws in a wacky link here and there, just to see who's reading...


I rarely read these articles, but I often browse the comments ; )

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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Adding Listing Fee
17. Re: Steam Greenlight Adding Listing Fee Sep 5, 2012, 14:22 Alamar
 
I can see why this is needed... The first time I visited, I was surprised there were so many games... Like 30 or so... And then I noticed there were 14 pages...

The total at that time was 403, and then I checked back again a few days later, and it was 567 or so...

Checking now, it's 757...

And while I think it's great that Steam has been so indie friendly... If a group doesn't think their game is worth (an extra) $100 investment, would the people viewing it?

Also, when I first heard about it, I thought it was a cool idea, but being slammed with 400 entries (let alone the double it's at now), I don't have the time (priority) to bother... Maybe when I have nothing to play, I'll browse more actively.

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month
20. Re: Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month Sep 4, 2012, 13:35 Alamar
 
RailWizard wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 12:41:
NKD wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 12:23:
RailWizard wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 12:07:
All is available on the good ship Piracy. I'll be taking that voyage until the inevitable GOTY edition hit's $5 on steam. Stuff that in your gearbox.

And this is the reason publishers perceive the PC market as a bunch of freeloaders.

Better to be a freeloader than a golddigger. If they want my money, they WILL treat me with more respect.

And while everyone "oooo's" and "ahhh's" at Skyrim being on the top ten steam sellers week after week, it also has remained on TPB top 100 for just as long. They are making their money and people are getting free stuff. Win=Win.

btw my steam library contains over 100 games and that's maybe half of my 'legit' library. I generally don't buy cheap indy crap either.

I don't see the point you're trying to make about having a 'legit' library after just stating you'll steal something, but throw a few pennies at them when it's dirt cheap...

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month
16. Re: Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month Sep 4, 2012, 12:09 Alamar
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 11:10:
What'd be the point of pre-ordering the game if it were included? Exactly, there'd be none.

I pre-ordered because they deserve my (discounted on GMG) money...

That's one of various reasons, surely more than none ; )

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Sims 3 Supernatural
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Sims 3 Supernatural Sep 4, 2012, 10:49 Alamar
 
Honestly, Blue, this is why I come here...

Not the Sims; the comments/puns/etc ; )

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Trailer
11. Re: Borderlands 2 Trailer Sep 1, 2012, 08:14 Alamar
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 1, 2012, 07:43:
That's interesting because for me the game only even releases on the 21st...

I do plan to test out all characters in SP first though.. I learned that lesson the hard-way in Borderlands 1... I ran around with a completely borked Siren config until I remade the character in SP and noticed how much bad-assery you can dish out with a proper focus. Thing is, in a group you don't notice short-comings of a specific build. You only notice it when you solo an armored corrosive elder skag of doom.

Fire weapons are BAD ASS... Until you get to Moe and Marley, where you learn to keep various types on you : )

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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
20. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Aug 29, 2012, 11:46 Alamar
 
Verno wrote on Aug 29, 2012, 11:00:
Haha ok reading into this further I have to revise my earlier statement to be a bit harsher. Some of these changes sound dumb. Stuff like mana pools being capped and one talent from each line kills build diversity. The people who were calling this total homogenization seem to be correct. Also some of their changes just toss out all legacy support for the sake of it. Head enchants were just tossed and if you had one well tough.

Some of the game has evolved considerably over the years while other parts they just change arbitrarily to give people something new to dick around with before getting bored and repeating the cycle.

I don't know... I played a lot of competitive WoW over the years, and one thing I learned, is that talent points rarely mattered...

With BC and later, most players were going to sites like elitist jerks, that spoon fed them their optimal talents, stat priorities (ironically, wrong for most people), and rotations...

So while EJ isn't perfect, they do have a lot of math friendly people that were willing to put in the hundreds (some thousands) of hours to test which talents were best, and after that was all done, you usually had the 'perfect' spec, with maybe ~3 talents left over for fluff (run speed boosts and the like)...

The new system, that's all been simplified, and many of the talent trees offer some interesting choices. So just like the backlash they had with Diablo 3 and removing pointless stat allocations (which were only in the game to let people make bad choices), people call this 'dumbed down' and ironically, with less choices...

Now, to counter my own point about choices, in a few months, there will be optimal 'you must use these' talent builds for each spec, but even after that, most trees include 3+ tiers of 'utility' (sometimes pvp, sometimes defense/fun/wonky) abilities...

Such as... Druids can choose between a passive speed buff, a blink ability (shoot forward and stealth - awesome for pvp/escape), and a charge... That's a really tough choice for me; if I ever want to pvp, I love the middle one, even for moonkin/healer, but I'll also really miss charge, and passive speed buffs are always fun : )

In short, I like change, so I'm already at a different spot than most people : ) I'm looking forward to relearning classes, though I do feel a bit of regret now that I can't state 'I am competitive with every spec of every class', because enough of them changed just enough for them to need a few hours of finagglin : )

I'm also really looking forward to content I can do with less people, because I like to play with friends, and I haven't been replacing them as they go, so our guild has shrunk over time : ) (Area 52, Horde, Dialectic, if anyone here is somewhat interested : )

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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
5. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Aug 28, 2012, 23:00 Alamar
 
As someone that never much cared for collecting mounts/pets, this patch is AWESOME...

I now have Raven Lord and Hippogryph on all my chars... and that's damned sexy : )

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News Comments > Clockwork Empires Announced
8. Re: Clockwork Empires Announced Aug 27, 2012, 22:53 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 22:39:
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 22:36:
Well for this type of game it'll have to have some nice graphics or it'll suck. Love the concept though.

Did you play DoD?



I believe that's why he's making the point...

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