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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Transformers Universe Beta Signups
1. Re: Transformers Universe Beta Signups Oct 15, 2012, 21:47 Alamar
 
I wonder if you'll be able to buy the option to change the sound from the new (crappy) sound in the movies to the old (awesomesauce) version : )

In other words, I'm old ; )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Version 1.0.5 Tomorrow
5. Re: Diablo III Version 1.0.5 Tomorrow Oct 15, 2012, 21:15 Alamar
 
LaxerFL wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 20:41:
How can there be no skill points/trees? That was my favorite part of D2, planning a character out and then working towards that plan...

I don't mind the change in D3, I enjoyed levelling moreso actually, but I totally understand the desire to earn those points every level...

Some of the design decisions were to make it so people couldn't mess up their character, but it took away from the people that wanted that possibility, and those that WANT to make multiple alts of the same class; something that is moot in D3.

As for 1.0.5, I like the way the patches are going, but I'm too busy with other stuff to get back into it... I'm 99% sure i'll pick up the expansion when it hits though. I prefer new content (areas, story, mobs) to re-grinding : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 12, 2012, 23:22 Alamar
 
Was looking forward to the iPad mini, but the new iPod is 300, so I'm not expecting this one to be too much...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > AAIMIE Kickstarter
2. Re: AAIMIE Kickstarter Oct 11, 2012, 10:40 Alamar
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 14:02:
"a first-person dungeon crawler in a modern environment"

Not to be mistaken with a "modern look".

I also found it uninspiring...

Also, how modern an environment is a power facility on a distant planet?

Wouldn't that be defined as futuristic? : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > WoW Toon Genocide Hotfixed
2. Re: WoW Toon Genocide Hotfixed Oct 8, 2012, 10:26 Alamar
 
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 09:39:
Was someone abusing the sword of a thousand truths again?

Heh nice...

Makes me wonder... Is this a bug that's been around and someone just decided to have fun... Or maybe it's not that complicated... Perhaps it triggers a deathchin type event, as that would just auto kill anyone in the target area...

-Alamar

Yes, I still call him deathchin... Leno's dragon form : )
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Oct 4, 2012, 20:51 Alamar
 
Watched the clip n YouTube because this one no workie for me, but holy crap, I found that surprisingly bad... I really didn't like the two main chars (the two sons, as it were)...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again
36. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 15:24 Alamar
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 15:08:
Beelzebud wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 14:48:
Too much time and effort, for very little real world payoff.

MMOs defined.

Hobbies defined...

I disagree of course... I think entertainment/joy/pleasure/etc are a good real world payoff : ) Otherwise, all anyone could ever justify using their time on, is exercise : )

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News Comments > WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again
30. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 14:11 Alamar
 
TheEmissary wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 12:02:
The question is what will be the drop off be like after two months when the people that only came back to see the expansion. You saw spikes like these around all of the other expansions.


I do agree that GW2 is probably one of the strongest competitors to WOW at the moment. After seeing an MMO implement like one of the previous posters said, the tag-less mobs is hard not to want that in other games. The dynamic events that cycle through basic PVE quests to outdoor world boss is a fun change in that game.

There are few things that World of Warcraft seems to do a bit better such as tying the lore together a bit better. It is probably possible for the games to coexist.

I'm also curious about the two month drop off, but for GW2... Seems every second day, I see a new thread of many posts of people (finally) realizing it's the same ol...

As for Mists... The initial sales are not all that different than previous expansion, and also surpasses one (that is conveniently left out of the bashing report nin linked).

In either case, numbers, and personal opinions matter not... A ton, as in, millions, of people, are thoroughly enjoying both (and even Rift/SWTOR) games ; )

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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Mentioned
29. Re: Borderlands 3 Mentioned Oct 1, 2012, 15:03 Alamar
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 14:01:
Here is that WoW reference I mentioned last week. Have another character in the area and took a pic.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=100266453

That doesn't seem WoW related to me...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing?
59. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 28, 2012, 14:11 Alamar
 
I love that this thread is all about shitting on Blizzard and sheepishly agreeing with the sensationalist news, but when there's a story about how PC games sales are dying, and 99% of the thread is 'OMG, no they're not, digital!!!'...

Hypocrisy much : )

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2012, 10:43 Alamar
 
Wouldn't the 'Luckiest Man on Earth' just have not gotten into the accident in the first place? : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Darksiders II DLC Released
1. Re: Darksiders II DLC Released Sep 26, 2012, 10:40 Alamar
 
This is so not going to happen for me... Darksiders II took a back seat to everything heh...

Maybe when they're all out, and steam-sale-cheap... But maybe not...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 1.0.5 Interview
2. Re: Diablo III 1.0.5 Interview Sep 22, 2012, 14:22 Alamar
 
Cyant wrote on Sep 22, 2012, 14:03:
Guildwars 2, Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 are out we dont care at this point Blizzard just give up already...

Responses like that are why EA thrives... : )

Seriously, it's stupid to support your products after the first few months... Just let them die, like EA : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Adding "Appear Offline" Mode
39. Re: Battle.net Adding Sep 21, 2012, 08:51 Alamar
 
Bhruic wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 21:22:
The sad thing is that as slow as they were to implement this, and as minor a feature it is, they are still adding this functionality before Steam is. Seriously Valve, how hard would it be to put this in place?

This has half worked on Steam for ages...

Just the other (work) day, I went offline in my steam friends list, and they couldn't see me playing Borderlands 2... Too bad my boss saw the achievements I got : )

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News Comments > Torchlight II and Demo Available; MMO Questions
42. Re: More Big Picture Details Sep 21, 2012, 08:34 Alamar
 
Siygess wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 07:54:
Hey, can anyone direct me to a working download link for TL2? The 1.4Gb offline installer on the Torchlight 2 page hasn't worked for me since it went live last night (it's still "Starting..") and although I've heard that Perfect World have their own client I haven't been able to find it on their site, even though I bought TL2 through them.

Blast, that will teach me to buy a game elsewhere when I could have purchased it on Steam instead..

Games can still be bought outside of Steam?

The 'nice' thing about everything using Steam DRM, is that it's easy as shit to crack when it's already been done for other games... Like instant launch day easily served piracy... They don't even have to try any more heh...

Anyhow... Piracy bad...

Edit: This is one of the reasons I always thought third-party-anti-piracy was a bad idea... Crackers used to have to work hard to track down the IsThisProductValid() and change a bit/byte/etc... Some companies even put it into multiple places... But when third-party additions were added, they were more easily (and ironically) circumvented because the crackers knew precisely what to look for (and sometimes where). Anecdotally, it's something I could have excelled at, but had just about zero interest in : )

-Alamar

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News Comments > Torchlight II and Demo Available; MMO Questions
22. Re: Torchlight II and Demo Available; MMO Questions Sep 20, 2012, 22:39 Alamar
 
2-3 hours in myself... and I have already found 5 set items heh... 4/3 of one set, and another 1/3... They're so not powerful (being low level, and more frequent), but it's fun to collect...

Enjoying my embermage... The starter fire attack is great, but I'm loving the Prismatic Bolt more, and I was even able to get my 'automated' skill point back for the fire attack, so that's a really nice feature.

This game screams variety and randomness, which is a nice change of pace from D3's linearity...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Adding "Appear Offline" Mode
22. Re: Battle.net Adding Sep 20, 2012, 15:43 Alamar
 
Finally, a much requested feature is being added...

Too bad it's not the much more requested 'Be Offline' feature...

Edit: hahaha.. 'My entire friends list had already long figured out this feature and have been 'appearing offline' for a while : )'

Edit: I see no 'TL2 shipped' announcement (maybe Blue is too busy playing it), so I vote this be the TL2 thread until then... : )

How are people liking it? : )

-Alamar

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News Comments > World of Warcraft Hotfixes
8. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Sep 19, 2012, 23:31 Alamar
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 22:43:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 11:09:
deqer wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 11:02:
Had I known the game would turn out the way it did, I would not have bothered with it.
I don't like where the game has gotten to, but there's no way I could say that. I enjoyed the hell out of the first four years I played the game.

Of course, I agree with you. deqer's comment is beyond absurd.

I am thoroughly convinced that is what s/he is going for...


As for no start left in AV... lead by example.. go get a tower back... no need to defend your own since it's not happening, except in my BG(group) where we get back capped all the time : )

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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle 6
13. Re: Humble Indie Bundle 6 Sep 19, 2012, 13:48 Alamar
 
Fion wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 13:18:
It's most def a solid bundle. Unfortunately I already own most of the game.s I'll wait and see what else they add over the next week or so.

I'm on the fence myself, already owning all but vessel and dust force, and I recommend each of them, especially at the insane $1 (heh) cost : )

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Videos
21. Re: Borderlands 2 Videos Sep 16, 2012, 23:25 Alamar
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 16, 2012, 22:33:
Teddy wrote on Sep 16, 2012, 22:25:
Fantaz wrote on Sep 16, 2012, 19:35:
I mentioned in the Borderlands 2 IGN review comments section, but I suppose I'll ask here also: When I see RPG/FPS I think Deus Ex/Bioshock. I loved System Shock co-op, wondering will I get a similar experience?

Absolutely and irrefutably no.

While those games would be considered RPG/FPS games, this is more FPS/RPG. If that makes any sense. Shooter first, RPG a distant second. More akin to Diablo as a first person shooter than any sort of deep involved RPG experience.

Ahh... I see. I hate it when reviewers and members of the game dev community like to throw around words like "RPG elements" and the like for terms which don't even exist. I'd like to call those more like advanced-FPS games. (I don't want to hear "RPG" mentioned plz)

I have always considered 'RPG elements' things like xp and levels, skill/stat boosts, etc... If you're looking for the story 'RPG elements', try some indie titles, as it rarely makes it into the AAA space... regarding FPS' that is...

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