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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
33. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes Jun 14, 2012, 15:13 Alamar
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 14:59:
Verno wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 14:56:
No, it's not the elites per se. It's how they can go from being a fun battle that requires a bit of care to instant death with no opportunity to manage the situation (or should I say "play").

That's exactly what is wrong with the pack affixes right now, some are literally unbeatable when your combine their base mob abilities with the affixes. The terrain you're fighting on makes a big difference too, generally lack of ability to kite will mean death. It's not something you ever really outgear either which makes it a pretty annoying balance issue.

Well except the chap said he only got midway through nightmare. I don't recall it being much of a challenge at all at that point. Maybe he could post what skills he is using? Because I don't think nightmare is really that gear dependent.

The entire game, including normal, is gear dependent... It's just more of a requirement in later difficulties/acts... Some people truly have bad luck with drops, and have trouble on fights in Normal... I know, it's crazy to even imagine ; )

It's also avoidance dependent...

Frozen orbs are launched long before they blow... Move earlier...
Arcane balls are launched long before they 'shoot'... Move earlier...
Molten/Desecration... Watch for it, and move as soon as it touches you... Especially when Jailer or Waller are involved...
Fire Chains... Move often... Don't ever be the monkey in the middle...
Mortar... Is meant to be fought in melee range... If you're purely offensively geared, you're likely already ranged, so you can outrange it, with lots of kiting... But if not, or if melee, get up and personal... Unless they're ranged mobs, because those fuckers will spread out and mortar you from 3 sides... In which case, use corners : )

Some other affixes make the above harder, like vortex with arcane... When there are 3-6 beams down, and you get sucked right into the middle, there's nothing you can do (depending on your OP abilities and mashing/lag timings), except... you guessed it... move earlier... For vortex, don't let the mobs stand in desecration/arcane areas...

Thing is... most of the combinations people complain about, I giggle (yes, like a school girl) at, because I want those easy combinations (which just means I know how to avoid them)...

And that's not to disregard the comment about space... When I enter a cave, and the very first pack, practically in view of the door, has affixes that need space to avoid, well, I die a little inside...

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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
25. Re: Hotfix... Jun 14, 2012, 14:44 Alamar
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 14:37:
JohnBirshire wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 14:29:
Minimap no longer big, ugly, and invasive.

kthx

? I don't even notice it on a 23 inch WS.....you running a 17 inch CRT?

Why stop there? Let's imply he has a 14 inch peni... er... monitor... wait, that was somehow backwards...

I notice it all the time on my twenty FOUR inch WS, but that's because I'm always using it...

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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
12. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes Jun 14, 2012, 13:52 Alamar
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:27:
Anyone else remember their last found upgrade?

I got a String of Ears Legendary the other day.. Made my Barbarian (lvl 55 at the time) very happy : )

Not an ideal roll on the stats, but I look at the bright side... the only Barb specific stat it got was strength, and the strength is crappy (30 ish), so while I could lament on how bad it is compared to the ultimate roll, I'm happy I can pass it on to other chars when they catch up ; )

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News Comments > TERA Free Trial
23. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 14, 2012, 09:39 Alamar
 
Gawd, what a great community of elitist assholes we have here...

Do YOU remember your first post? Did you finally decide to sign up and share your opinion because you were... wait for it... excited about how much fun you're having in a game?

Actually, I guess you all signed up to correct someone, or talk about how bad a game was...

News Flash for those without the common sense to realize it; not everyone likes the same thing. Liking a game you don't doesn't make them a shill, or a fanboy... Using those terms says so much more about you, than the person you're trying to disregard. It's about time you grow up.

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News Comments > Diablo III Real-Money Auction House Launches in Americas
31. Re: Diablo III Real-Money Auction House Launches in Americas Jun 12, 2012, 20:48 Alamar
 
Damn that shit is addicting... My dude is fully decked, and I can almost beat Inferno Butcher now... And I only spent 2k...

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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
80. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 11, 2012, 17:13 Alamar
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 17:05:
If they are not willing to invest in the security of the customers that pay their salaries, and provide and ensure the appropriate security measures are available to *ALL* customers, then maybe all of their customers should turn to a major publisher who does invest in the bottom-line security of their customers, out of the box.

Excuse my ignorance, but could you show me a few companies that spend their money for my bad security and inability to not have my account hacked, again, at my fault?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2012, 16:14 Alamar
 
Hmmm...

Edit: Nevermind : )

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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
63. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 11, 2012, 16:14 Alamar
 
And in other news... Fools double post... Or something : )

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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
62. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 11, 2012, 16:13 Alamar
 
MrBone wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 14:16:
Anyone that uses real money in this game or any game is a fool. And you know what happens to fools.

Anyone that tells others how using their real money is foolish, is a fool. And you know what happens to fools.

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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes and More
31. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes and More Jun 10, 2012, 09:54 Alamar
 
Fion wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 23:02:
Ah Blizzards classic 'need 4 hours of downtime for this hotfix' followed by 'we need one more hour' shenanigans. GW2 beta weekend is on right now and when you get a patch there, you just have to restart and patch up, servers don't even come down. It's so nice!

True, but the combat is boring as shit...

I couldn't stand more than 10 minutes this weekend... I would like to make myself play some more... And maybe enjoy it a bit, but I have so little desire... (Part of that is that it's beta, and characters get deleted... I hate deleted chars ; )

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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle V Expands
9. Re: Humble Indie Bundle V Expands Jun 8, 2012, 11:45 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 20:37:
This is like indie deal of the year! The only problem is how many you already own.


The only one I already owned was Bastion, and I mucked with the sliders in their favor : )

Edit: As for the 'pay more than average for extra game(s)', I think that was an awesome idea... as well as the $5 min for steam keys, or whatever one+ of these sales did...

I only paid $10, even though the bundle is surely worth so much more... But I don't own any of the other games already for a reason; they didn't interest me enough at full price, so why throw a bunch more at em? I'd kind of prefer a play now, buy later approach so I could have the option of adding more money, and playing with the sliders appropriately.

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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details
15. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 11:43 Alamar
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 03:05:
Slashman wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 01:23:
20 hours is less than what most full games give you these days...so I'm not sure what there is to complain about.

Guessing you meant more...(?)

With the exception of the game it is an expansion pack for, you can probably count games released in the last 12 months that take 10+ hours one hand. Probably less.

Well sure, but then you'd have to include Skyrim in that list, since you can beat the main storyline in under 10 hours...

Oh, you want to explore other stuff as well, just like all those other games you would have had to include in your 'one hand' list ; )

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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC
30. Re: Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC Jun 7, 2012, 12:02 Alamar
 
I didn't read the thread, but am I the only person that wants to be the 'cube opener' and then keep it to myself? : )

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News Comments > Dead State Kickstarter
17. Re: Dead State Kickstarter Jun 7, 2012, 11:08 Alamar
 
jdwohlever wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 07:54:
God, I miss the day when developers cared more about making the game they WANT to make instead of making the game they NEED to make.

I was going to rip into the rest of your post, but I'm just going to assume you were being silly with all the crazy exaggerations and incorrect 'facts'...

But this... Let's think about for a minute... Most game developers are gamers; in fact, I would dare say 90%+, including the 'business' people.

So is it really so hard to imagine that actual fans of wildly successful games, that are more of the same, like Call of Dooty, want to make more of those games?

Granted, not everyone at just about any game company is working on a game they want, but that's the nature of having a job; at least they're working with some cool shit : )

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta This Weekend
6. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta This Weekend Jun 6, 2012, 11:24 Alamar
 
wtf_man wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 11:15:
Eccentric wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 10:35:
woohoo!

dear lord, please may I get onto the actual server this time, or if I'm in the overflow again may I at least be in the same overflow as my friends.

thanks muchly.

They pretty much fixed the overflow with your friends problem. Quote from the annuncements:

Improved Overflow Servers
We listened to a lot of the input we received from players regarding their experience with overflow servers in the first Beta Weekend Event, and weve implemented a new party UI that tells you when party members are on a different overflow world. Weve also given party members the ability to fast travel to overflow worlds where other members of their party are located, and weve made it easier to keep party members together when moving between maps. Its all designed to give you as smooth an experience as possible.

This was one of my biggest complaints with the first weekend... It's one of those, 'how the fuck could they have not thought this through' scenario's... But I already know the answer...

So if that's really working great this time, I'll only bitch about how the game is the same as every other massive ; )

Which of course is a gross oversimplification (when isn't it?)... Really though, I just mean I found it to be much less 'new' than expected... I already bought it (twice), and will have some fun with it... I just wanted more...

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta This Weekend
4. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta This Weekend Jun 6, 2012, 11:14 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 10:50:
I need to remember to run the client again tonight to patch, as I've not done it in a few weeks...

Hopefully I'll have more time to devote this weekend, as the last beta I only had a few hours.


Thanks for the re-reminder... Thought of this the other night, and forgot again...

And apparently, the first event was before I formatted (upgraded), so I need to copy the whole shebang, from my wife's computer : )

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News Comments > WatchDogs Announced
59. Re: WatchDogs Announced Jun 5, 2012, 20:36 Alamar
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 18:40:
I took the 10 seconds to be them getting out of the car, but also dealing with the shock of the impact. Still, fair points - I hadn't considered how paranoid they'd be, but presumably the conked guard had been found and they'd been notified. It's still a bit forced IMHO, but not unreasonably so.

It would be ideal if you could miss 5 seconds of the call - or all of the call - but have enough other clues to get the plot: intercepted emails, comms between security guards, etc.

But if you had watched the character miss 5s of the call, you would assume it was scripted that way ; )

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News Comments > WatchDogs Announced
41. Re: WatchDogs Announced Jun 5, 2012, 16:32 Alamar
 
Vulkan wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 15:29:
Quboid wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 15:07:
Also, why do they start shooting at our hero? They shouldn't start shooting at any bystander who is covering their face, not in that sort of weather, and they shouldn't be able to recognise him with his face covered. Maybe they're using some hack system of their own, but all to often in games, they seem to use magic, and if you're making a gritty, pseudo-realistic game like this looks to be, that breaks the immersion IMHO.

From what I got from the clip, the player character makes his presence plainly known at the art show as part of his strategy, perhaps as a show of intimidation (And you can tell some of the attendants recognize him, as they refer to him by name), so it's logical to think the target's bodyguards who were already on their way were made well aware of the player's presence at the art show by the target's assistant, they would then assume that the car crash was no mere coincidence and would therefore be immediately alerted by anyone acting or looking suspicious.

Plus the 10 seconds before the bodyguards actually started firing... You could argue they were getting out of their cars, or whatever, but it really doesn't take long to look around an intersection at the few people standing to determine someone could be the guy you want to shoot at, and if you're the type to shoot at people, will you care if you're not 100% : )

As for the conversation, of course it's scripted... Can you imagine how crappy the game would feel if you missed the first 5s of the conversation, because you were just too slow? Plot convenience is a useful tool in any form of media ; )

I enjoyed the video, but am not sure it's my style of game... I don't care for GTA (3+), or Saint's Row, etc... or rather, I don't care enough to try them beyond the few minutes I've put into some of them.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
38. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 4, 2012, 15:55 Alamar
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 14:05:
wtf_man wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 13:55:
So, IMO electronics are only bad if you are using them as a babysitter or pacifier. I think they are wonderful as a reward. But that could go for just about anything, not just electronics. It depends on what the child is interested in... holding back the "most interesting item" as the reward item.

EDIT: Oh, and a big mistake I see many parents make... one has to stick with what they said. If the child didn't do as they were told... you don't just give them the iPad anyway. As a matter of fact I wouldn't let them play with it for the whole day. One needs to reinforce "I mean what I say, and you will obey".

+1 on that, that is exactly what me and my wife trying to do with the electronics.
As for stick what we say, this past weekend we went to an air show and the kids didn't listen to us, so we've promised them there will be time out when we get home, sure enough there was and they were crying and everything but we did stick to what we said.
It is tough most of the time because people generally love their kids and tend to be soft with them but it will bite back hard.

Different kids, and different ages, should be treated differently...

Punishing a 2-4 year old for something they did, 5 hours after the incident, screams bad parenting (to me), but doing so with an 8 year old is a whole other matter...

That's another thing 'know it all's' like some of the 'fine examples' of society we have going here seem to fail to realize. Parenting is evolving with your child (and yourself, as many young parents grow up, in different ways, with their kids - which I'm sure someone would like to take out of context and exaggerate : )...

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 1, 2012, 18:40 Alamar
 
Noooooooooooooo... I was really hoping they would license the Trine engine and get out a kickass '3D' side scroller... Hell, I would pay for their gba/DS games to be ported to PC.

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