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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > FTL: Faster Than Light Kickstarter
14. Re: FTL: Faster Than Light Kickstarter Feb 28, 2012, 13:16 Alamar
 
I'm not quite sure what's going on in that video, but it does look interesting.

I'm confused though, because when I looked at it (years ago and weeks ago), it said projects could only be started by US 'entities' (an amazon banking/escrow type limitation), but I guess even if you're outside the US, you can use a US account/address/whatever.

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News Comments > Origin Auto-Adds Steam EA Games
15. Re: Origin Auto-Adds Steam EA Games Feb 28, 2012, 10:59 Alamar
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 28, 2012, 10:54:
Alamar wrote on Feb 28, 2012, 10:50:
As a security minded person, this annoys me, because they're scanning my system without my permission...
It depends how it is being done. The serial keys are stored in the registry and if Origin is simply accessing the registry keys for EA products then there is no security concern. It can only be considered a positive move.

In many ways, reading the registry could have more of a security impact... Either way, I'm sure someone will watch procmon closely and let us (the world) know the results if they find anything...

InBlack wrote on Feb 28, 2012, 10:52:
So Origin checks the files on your computer, but somehow does that without reading them?? I never heard of any software to be capable of divination before this but I gotta say Im impressed...

You can generate a list of files on a Windows PC without opening any of them.. As well as get the file size.

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News Comments > Origin Auto-Adds Steam EA Games
12. Re: Origin Auto-Adds Steam EA Games Feb 28, 2012, 10:50 Alamar
 
As a security minded person, this annoys me, because they're scanning my system without my permission... (assumption)

As a gamer, this annoys me, because they're wasting resources that could be better spent with a .01 fps increase...

As a consumer, I love this shit, because now I have two 'copies' of my games...

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News Comments > Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated
29. Re: Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated Feb 27, 2012, 21:11 Alamar
 
Hammer wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 20:43:
What? Are you saying, that because you're not OBLIGATED to do so, that you won't enjoy it as much??!?

Hey...I find a different weapon...I might go down a difficulty level and try out a different playstyle - but I don't be FORCED to start from scratch to do so!

I can see both sides of that... While you can just level up a new character, and use new skills, and I have always been so very pro choice (yay for respecs), a lot of people don't like it... In part, maybe, because of the inability to use the OP abilities when the other ones are available. But also because in the D2 style, you made a specific ability (or set of) stronger each level. D3 abilities all automatically get stronger, and a lot of people don't like not being locked in.

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News Comments > Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated
23. Re: Diablo III Skill Calculator Updated Feb 27, 2012, 18:21 Alamar
 
Krovven wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 13:42:
Optional nickname wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 12:50:
meanwhile we know nothing about it

Edit: I should have looked at your previous posts before wasting my time with a response. Optional is a troll, just like Wildone. So very very sad that some people have no lives.


I'm sure I've had the same thoughts about some of your posts, and I'm sure others have had those about mine...

That's the nature of any online community : )

Edit:
Prez wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 18:13:
Communication involves listening and understanding as well as speaking.

I find this funny, because I'm pretty sure he was responding to Hammer's comment : )

-Alamar

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News Comments > Hawken Gets $10M in Funding
17. Re: Hawken Gets $10M in Funding Feb 27, 2012, 18:12 Alamar
 
This is good news...

Not sure I'll like this game, but it's pretty impressive nonetheless.

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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
3. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 26, 2012, 12:33 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Feb 26, 2012, 12:16:
Is Anne Marie Rasmusson too hot to have a driver's license?

Every guy clicks article link and immediately scrolls to pictures.


hahahaha.... ya... Though my first thought was... Why is this on a gaming site... And that's still my question : )

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News Comments > Sons of Anarchy Game?
14. Re: Sons of Anarchy Game? Feb 25, 2012, 23:13 Alamar
 
born2expire wrote on Feb 25, 2012, 17:37:
Cutter wrote on Feb 25, 2012, 13:52:
I've never understood the appeal of bikers. I've always viewed them as dirty criminal scumbags.

I've always viewed them as antisocial loaners who don't see anything good from "society" and created their own brotherhood.

Do those antisocial, or loners, really create brotherhoods? : )

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News Comments > Syndicate Solicits Pirates
55. Re: Syndicate Solicits Pirates Feb 25, 2012, 23:08 Alamar
 
Luke wrote on Feb 25, 2012, 19:25:
And yet another console game has been released to pc smashing your keyboard to open this door or getting free from chair...once there were games for pc now its all converted console games Clown īs

I will agree this is a typically-Console aspect... But I hate it equally across any platform : )

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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
107. Re: Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears Feb 25, 2012, 10:52 Alamar
 
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/ was updated for Patch 13... Though it's buggy... You have to manually match up the sections, as the calculator (and not the game) will let you pick basic LMB skills for other slots (for example).

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2012, 10:49 Alamar
 
$4 for The Baconing seems like a good deal, but the previous titles in the 'franchise' are not on sale, and I don't want to start on a later instalment...

Wonder when the next Steam sale is... Summer is too far away... How about a march break sale? : )

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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
100. Re: Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears Feb 24, 2012, 22:55 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 21:56:
Prez wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 21:35:
The anger, hurt, and resentment towards Blizzard is so strong that it's almost like a bad breakup.

Yeah, in a way it kind of is. I've spent almost as much time with Blizzard games as I have ever spent in a relationship, and my 20th wedding anniversary is right around the corner!

That's it exactly. I'd read years ago (which I could find it now) about how basically your best customers (and fans, in this case) become emotionally invested. And how, once things go south, they can also turn into your most vocal detractors.

Nexflix's implosion last year is a fine example of that too. People, myself included, used to love them. But once they felt like the company had strayed too far, the knives came out, and it got ugly in a hurry.




Converts, whether to or from, are usually the strongest believers/supporters in a product/idea/theology/etc... In part, because they started on the other side, and the argument won them over... If they finally 'saw the light', then it must be the best answer...

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News Comments > Syndicate Solicits Pirates
12. Re: Syndicate Solicits Pirates Feb 24, 2012, 22:53 Alamar
 
Dev wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 22:12:
I didn't even know this had come out yet. I welcome comments from anyone who has tried it.

This isn't out yet.. I just checked Steam...

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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Feb 24, 2012, 22:51 Alamar
 
100 is a pretty good high score...

Wonder how often he tilted...

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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
95. Re: Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears Feb 24, 2012, 21:05 Alamar
 
One of the connected aspects I REALLY like about D3 is that, when I launch the game... On the very first screen (that also shows the current/active character), windows pop up on the right side showing friends who are currently in a game, and it is literally one click to join their game...

Of course, that doesn't mean they couldn't have had a feature like that while also having an offline mode, but then er... ya, I guess that's all I have heh...

I would have liked a purely offline option, for so many reasons... Many people here have mentioned them all... But I also understand why they didn't, and why it's not just anti-piracy...

In the end, I am getting it because I am that person that has been nearly constantly online for about two decades, and I like massives; even though the previous Diablo's were not, and D3 still isn't, I'm fine with this aspect of it... It will, however, piss me right the hell off, when it's not working well, or my internet is just flaky one night...

But really, this is hardly the first sequel that differed greatly from the previous incarnations... And just the very nature of it being a sequel means it's loaded... People have their ideas of what it should be, whether it's been a year or two, or over a decade...

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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
69. Re: the best gaming experience Feb 24, 2012, 15:34 Alamar
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 15:31:
Also, as a German, your US you're rules suck! I was merely too lazy to hit the shift - # button, on German keyboard, the ' is not at all easy to reach. ^^

Interesting to know : )

Course, that doesn't say anything about the missing e : )

Youre... The days of youre...

Anyhow, one of the major 'downfalls' of english culture, at least north american, is that we're mostly ignorant (and uncaring) of others.... I mean... I 'know' that english is the superior language, and that the entire world should know it, and nothing else ; )

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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
61. Re: Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears Feb 24, 2012, 15:20 Alamar
 
Krovven wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 15:13:
Alamar wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 14:59:
That calculator is not what the game looks/plays like any more...

I wasn't sure if the calculator had been updated, I'm on an old Safari browser at work and not everything displays there for me.

The point was the skills listed there are the same ones viewable in the game and all unlock by level 30 (off the top of my head). Runes (again from memory) are all available before lvl 40. Both Skills and Runes when they are available and what they do are viewable in-game right way, contrary to what Fion was saying.



Right, but with the old way, you add runes/gems/whatever with individual strength to those abilities... They can be removed and resocketed in other skills, so while it's similar enough to the new system, it's also different enough that people are bitching heh...

Also, at lvl 10-13, only the first few skills in the first 4 (of 6) slots are available for viewing, and the highest I saw unlocked was level 51... Not sure what that means for the game... D2 was engineered to let you have access to all abilities (aka the bottom of the tree) when you were done Act V... Leve 51 just seems too high for that to be the case with D3.. But I'm rambling : )

So for the last 2 slots, the final abilities may not open until lvl 60 or so...

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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
52. Re: Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears Feb 24, 2012, 14:59 Alamar
 
Krovven wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 14:33:
Fion wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 13:11:
It does do the job, by appearances, of giving you something new to play with every few levels. It probably does this up to cap, but since you cant see any but the next few skills or runes you'll unlock, there's no way of knowing what all skills you'll get or runes you'll have access to until you get close to unlocking them.

The UI for skill/runes could be better, but it's functional and it's clear to the user what they are supposed to do. You CAN see all Skills and all Runes at the start of the game, so no clue what you are talking about there. I believe all skills will be unlocked by level 30, all Runes unlocked by 40. After that it's earning Rune points to upgrade your abilities. Want to see what the other runes do before you get them, mouse over them and read.

Blizzards skill calculator is here. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian


Did you miss the big uproar about this change a lil while back? That calculator is not what the game looks/plays like any more...

The calculator is still handy for those of us that like to research out of game, but the numbers and the way it works/upgrades is significantly different.

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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
39. Re: the best gaming experience Feb 24, 2012, 14:17 Alamar
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 14:07:
You know, about 6 or 7 years ago i once read some rep says that of every 100 sales, only 10 ever play online.

Hopefully that means 90 out of 100 do not buy Diablo 3.

6 to 7 years is a short enough time, that I'm sure those stats haven't changed : )

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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
36. Re: Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears Feb 24, 2012, 13:56 Alamar
 
TurdFergasun wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 13:39:
i'd like to make an announcement that i've come to after much delibertaion: that is i've committed my full resources to broadening my game market, to possibly include thinking about an upcoming game from blizzard which may or may not be purchased at an as of yet, unknown timeframe which studies will show in a forward thinking approach to game purchasing that with due diligence and aggregated results which will generate a leading edge in the industry of choosing a game to possibly play at a synergistic moment in the future.

If I were a plus-one'r, I would so be doing that here...

Fion wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 13:11:
You click on a slot to see what skills you can put in there but it only shows the first few skills available and nothing else, so it's impossible to see what kind of stuff you'll unlock at later levels. It just needs a lot of work.

This is likely a design decision... The merit (pro) is that people don't get spammed with a ton of information early on, that doesn't matter early on...

For those of us that want all the data now, we have online resources...

And I'm not saying it's a good design... Just offering what I think the reason for it is, and why it's good (for some players). Personally, I hate it... I want to know, at level 1, what all the skills (and runes, that you also can't see until level 6 at all) available are, so I can get a feel for what a class will be like. And I'll admit that it's moot, because I'm enjoying the combat (and hopeful it really is more challenging - not just overpoweringly hard past normal, or even just later in the story), and played each class enough to enjoy it (love AOE), so will likely play them all at least to the end boss Diablo : )

I hate that it doesn't save my gameplay settings, so I have to re-enabled displaying numbers (another thing I like that their base demographic doesn't, but at least it's toggle'able, like peek-ahead-skill-view should be) and toggling item names (on the ground), but it saves the graphic options just fine... Guess I should be thankful for that ; )

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