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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2012, 18:56 Alamar
 
I'm confused.. Should they be dying if their video isn't funny, or the viewer?

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News Comments > Notch's Space Adventure Plans
10. Re: Notch's Space Adventure Plans Mar 18, 2012, 15:49 Alamar
 
I just want a new Spaceward Ho!

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News Comments > Grim Dawn Trailer
10. Re: Grim Dawn Trailer Mar 17, 2012, 10:56 Alamar
 
For those waiting eagerly, they're doing their own kickstarter/minecraft/alpha-purchasing like thing... Though the opposite of Minecraft, as the sooner you play it, the more it costs...

But nonetheless, the option to support now is there, and even play it, at some point in alpha, beta, or release, depending on how much you donate : )

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 PC Features
12. Re: Borderlands 2 PC Features Mar 16, 2012, 18:42 Alamar
 
Bought a house... Moving in to it in a few weeks... First plan for all that extra room? LAN party... Quite likely Borderlands, but the four player limit, for an actual LAN party sucks..

Really not sure what else to get going, that a lot of us would like... For FPS otherwise, it looks like we may have to go back a decade (and teach them all about the joys of Excessive UT : ).

Any suggestions for 5-8 players?

Will likely do it about monthly, so Diablo 3 will be in there in May, and Borderlands 2 late in the year : ) But again, both will have 4 player limits... That is a 'PC feature' I would like to see 'added' (more than four that is).

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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
169. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 22:32 Alamar
 
McJammiepants wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 22:21:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 22:08:
Yawn. So, is anyone actually looking forward to this game? I thought the beta was quite fun. The online thing doesn't bother me, maybe because I play so many MMOs and online games.

I am. I think half the reason these games don't induce the boners they used to is because the fans aren't 15 anymore, and have their left hemispheres WAAAYY too involved. This is exemplified by most of the posts below. Seriously, many of you are thinking much too much about this, and therefor have yourselves to blame for a lack of enjoyment, and no one else.

This is another way of saying 'ignorance is bliss' : )

And I don't mean that in an insulting way; we are all ignorant of so many things.

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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
153. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 20:50 Alamar
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 20:24:
Clearly, I have no clue what I'm talking about. Yet, here is a Blizzard employee stating all the same things myself and others here have stated regarding D3.

From your link -

"We thought about this quite a bit," said executive producer Rob Pardo earlier this week. "One of the things that we felt was really import was that if you did play offline, if we allowed for that experience, you’d start a character, you’d get him all the way to level 20 or level 30 or level 40 or what have you, and then at that point you might decide to want to venture onto Battle.net. But you’d have to start a character from scratch, because there’d be no way for us to guarantee no cheats were involved, if we let you play on the client and then take that character online."

This is about as lame a fucking reason as I ever heard (on top of your incorrect crap) and still DOES NOT indicate a valid reason for dropping a OFFLINE SP Mode that was a staple in D1 and D2. This given "reason" above is an opinion, not a fact. Any dumbass who created a true offline character KNEW they could not xfer it into B.NET. If I remember right, the UI even told you the SP character could not be used on B.NET so you knew right up front.

I'm seeing the problem... You're citing factual situations as opinions, and stating your opinions as facts... Great debate tactic, but amateurish.

Let me spell it out though, just in case...

Factual - 'But you’d have to start a character from scratch, because there’d be no way for us to guarantee no cheats were involved, if we let you play on the client and then take that character online.'

Opinion - 'lame a fucking reason', 'DOES NOT indicate a valid reason'

Seeing the difference yet?

I'm all for differing views, and discussion is healthy, but try to stay within the rules of what english consitutes, please : )

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RollinThundr wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 20:47:
There's 2 reasons it's online only and not because Diablo is a "Online game" as you keep trying to convince people to be the case.

Actually, there is only one reason, and it has never been different with Blizzard; money. Many people are upset, because Blizzard, to them, was a bastion of light, and think a merger changed things, and apparently abruptly...

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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
131. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 18:43 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 17:09:
So where's Wildone? I'd like to get a statement from Mr "AHAHaHAHAHAHAHAH aHAHAHHAHA Q4 2014!!!!!! AHaHAHAHAHHAHA HAHAHA H AH HAHAHAHA H"...



That was a pretty good impersonation... Do you do parties?

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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
96. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:39 Alamar
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 15:32:
It's not a substantial change.

Right, taking away an entire mode is not a substantial change... Dammit Gump, your a genius!

Thanks for making my point that peoples issue with this is almost entirely due to their own mindset of how things should be and their resistance to change

Yeah... their own mindset... right...

How would changing the name to "World of Diablo" would change sweet fuck all other than your narrow minded perception? Name change and suddenly all the features make sense to you? /facepalm

Hmmm.. lets see Gump, worked pretty well for WarCraft... went from a SP/MP to an online only model... and they changed it to... wait for it.... here it comes... WORLD OF WARCRAFT. /facepalm? Yeah... have some.


You're not really calling Warcraft IiI to WoW synonymous to Diablo 2 to 3, while at the same time calling someone retarded (Gump)?

Really?

Also, remind me what substantial 'entire mode' change there was again? That the single player game, which still exists, requires a connection? I'm not seeing the substantial, or entire parts of that change...

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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
34. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 12:12 Alamar
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 12:05:
Finally all those fanboy posts like "AMG!!!!! I CUT MY WRISTS IF DIABLO 3 DOESNT COME OUT TOMORROW!!!!!111" will stop.

Only poster I've seen like this, is wild one, and he's against, so clearly not a fanboy...

Maybe you're referring to some other gaming site for kids, run by kids?

We, here at Blues, have mean... Real men... Real crotchety curmudgeons of men, but men nonetheless... : )

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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
27. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 11:46 Alamar
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 11:15:

I haven't put in any Demon Hunter time lately in the beta, does it play any better since the retooling? It was a really awkward skill/dual resource mix that just didn't flow well.

DH is just weak for DPS in the beta. None of the skills offer good, quick AoE damage, something every other class has.

Anyways, I've just been playing through the beta again and I am still on the fence. Feels like the magic might be gone.

This is half true... And I felt similarly (started a hardcore DH the other day)... Now that Bola was moved up in the 'tree', your only 'early' AOE option is the snare generator (forget the name), which hits 2 targets... not a big deal, but once it's runed (at 7?), it hits 4, and is awesome...

I personally enjoy the bola, because delayed damage is fun for me (as well as DoTs), but the 4 target snare attack is great on groups (partly because it chains, literally and literally ).

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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
3. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 10:15 Alamar
 
On the one hand, YAY... we have a date...

On the other... I don't want to wait 2 months... : (

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News Comments > More Diablo III Class Skills
29. Re: More Diablo III Class Skills Mar 14, 2012, 16:01 Alamar
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 14, 2012, 15:39:
Krovven wrote on Mar 14, 2012, 12:50:
April 17th certainly seems plausible. Beta testers only have a small part of the game to go by, but it's pretty solid. Game improved drastically with Patch 13, with the entry of Runes. Patch 14 enabled Hardcore mode.
Yeah I've been in the beta for quite some time. Normal was way too easy, it's by far harder now. Much more intune with what I remember from diablo/2. I'm just glad they fixed some of the serious skill bugs that were in p12. Nothing like breaking the ability to interact with the environment.

I'm fine with this, because it's the first wee bit of the game, but...

The beta, until patch 14, was a silly joke of a non-challenge... Even without pimped out BS gear... I died once, because I didn't know the game wouldn't pause when I alt tabbed (unless I hit escape first)...

Since patch 14 though, I did legitimately die once, but that was only because I decided, 'what the hell, it's beta, I'll try hardcore'...

Makes me wonder how long after launch the first hardcore 60's will show up... Saw someone suggest a 'feat of strength' for getting a hardcore char to max (or rather, 'beat the game', whichever version that means) before a normal char. Neat idea, but since you only have one shot at it, I don't like it : )

afk, back to my hardcore demon hunter. Level 9 and climbing ; )

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News Comments > Gratuitous Tank Battles Preorders Get Beta Access
4. Re: Gratuitous Tank Battles Preorders Get Beta Access Mar 13, 2012, 18:29 Alamar
 
So while I assume the game has a campaign (and story), and that it is early, and beta, I still wanted to suggest a trailer with more than just features.

Maybe I'm just getting on in years, and I do still like features : )

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access
19. Re: Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access Mar 13, 2012, 11:28 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 11:21:

Can GW2 be played / adventured, alone? as I have no friends.

We had a Blue's group years ago. I wouldn't be surprised to see it reforming, in some configuration.


But then we'd have to play with the likes of you!

heh : )

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access
15. Re: Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access Mar 13, 2012, 11:08 Alamar
 
Teddy wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 11:00:
The PVP thing is NOT an unlock. It says itself "Earn some Glory with this ONE-TIME USE Chalice." It sounds very much like it's a currency bonus for PVP same as the one time use guild currency bonus. Either way, one time use bonuses are pathetic offerings for the extra money they're asking.

'Earn some extra Glory with this one-time use chalice. Use Glory to unlock rewards in PvP as well as compare your progress against other players.'

Ok, so semantically, if 'Glory' is the PvP currency, it's not directly an unlock, but that doesn't change the argument that it makes sense being one time (either per character or per account and shared across characters).

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News Comments > Gratuitous Tank Battles Preorders Get Beta Access
1. Re: Gratuitous Tank Battles Preorders Get Beta Access Mar 13, 2012, 11:02 Alamar
 
Ya know... The first third or so, I was pretty unimpressed (needs more explosions maybe? Plus, I couldn't hear anything, so maybe the volume is too low), but the amount of customization shown later in the vid... (easy mode map making, unit modifications) Good stuff ; )

So I'm glad I watched the whole thing, and nice work : )

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access
12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchases Get Beta and Early Access Mar 13, 2012, 10:54 Alamar
 
Teddy wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 10:42:
Having just checked the game's site, the DDE looks WEAK. For the extra $20, you get a one time use PVP bonus, a one time use Guild influence bonus, a mobile banker that says you only get to use him for 5 days, and one elite skill unique to the DDE/Collectors buyers.

So 3 of the bonuses simply vanish on you after use or x amount of days, leaving you with the only worthwhile bonus of the skill which has to be balanced out so it's not OP anyways.

Edit: Forgot there's also a non-combat pet (miniature) that doesn't vanish.

Why is that worth another 33% cost?

The PVP thing is an unlock, and the guild thing gives your guild 'currency', so it makes sense they're one time uses...

The banker though, for 5 days, makes no sense... So you can access your bank for the very early part of your character's 'career'... If it's per character, maybe the idea is for twinking, but I'd imagine the bank would be available in major cities at least, so yes, very odd it's time limited.

Also, Blue, any idea why your text says 'three-day head start', and the press release you copied says 'one-day headstart'? Their site also listed three... Odd...

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News Comments > "Spectacular" Crytek Announcement Next Month
24. Re: Mar 12, 2012, 12:07 Alamar
 
I had bypassed the Crysis hype, so Crysis 2 was the first I played... I enjoyed it enough to pick up the first and first.5 (warhead).

Going from the second to the first kind of sucked in some ways, such as the controls not being as friendly, but I adjusted well enough...

I think I enjoyed all the games, but I'm not a fan of running through forests (where mobs can snipe you from a mile away, because the 30 trees and bushes in the way aren't hiding me or something).

I also didn't (gasp) like Far Cry... I think I got far enough to get to some beached boat, and lost interest... Haven't even seen what FC2 was about.

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News Comments > Scrolls Will Be Scrolls
16. Re: Scrolls Will Be Scrolls Mar 11, 2012, 17:40 Alamar
 
The most disappointing part of this entire fiasco was the lack of some good Q3 action ; )

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News Comments > Scrolls Will Be Scrolls
5. Re: Scrolls Will Be Scrolls Mar 11, 2012, 13:58 Alamar
 
Beelzebud wrote on Mar 11, 2012, 13:40:
I don't care what anyone says, this was a scumbag move from Bethesda.


I totally agree, other than changing your sentence to Mojang : )

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