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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews May 11, 2012, 14:27 Alamar
 
Btw Blue, that's 'Warlock - Master of the Arcane'... Ignoring the irony of a game about 'great mages' and calling it 'Warlock', I may have to start liking to this site as 'All the carnage that's fit to post' : )

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News Comments > Quest for Glory 1-5 on GOG.com
5. Re: Quest for Glory 1-5 on GOG.com May 10, 2012, 23:59 Alamar
 
Ahhh... Hero's Quest... one of my fav's from back in the day ; )

I spent so much time grinding...

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Stress Test
7. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test May 10, 2012, 22:06 Alamar
 
Doubt they redesigned the game in the last few weeks, so not exactly interested...

I find the timing funny.. I won't even remember what I'm (not) missing : )

Hope you all enjoy it though : )

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Warlock - Master of the Arcane
22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Warlock - Master of the Arcane May 8, 2012, 23:05 Alamar
 
ASeven wrote on May 8, 2012, 20:17:
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2012, 20:01:
ASeven wrote on May 8, 2012, 17:23:
It has Donkey cavalry and Skeleton Settlers.

Donkey...Cavalry....

SOLD!

So while each one is wonderful in and of itself, combined it makes it that much better? Much like chocolate and peanut butter?

Who doesn't want to lead a donkey cavalry charge and then have skeletons settle on the aftermath of that charge?

In all seriousness I'm absolutely surprised at how much I'm loving the game, more than I did CivV that's for sure even though this game is far, far more focused in war.

I just finished (won) a small world match, and the Donkey Cavalry rocked the casbah... Helped that I had melee/ranged/regen buffs, armor/damage/other-damage buffs... I think the unit is base 20 or so damage, but my guys were 37, with 130/100 melee/ranged defense (and some smaller other types)... At the end, I just ripped through everything with these guys (3 of em) and one vampire, one werewolf, and some warriors with buffed defenses : )

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News Comments > Dark Blood Trailer
1. Re: Dark Blood Trailer May 8, 2012, 13:46 Alamar
 
I always felt someone should make a side scrolling fighting game RPG... Though, my vision was controls like a fighting game (Street Fighter, Tekken, Soul Calibur, etc)...

But this looks neat... I didn't like the bigass health bar that low (at the top), but otherwise, the typical too-much-flashy-shit, and the rest, is alright...

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News Comments > Diablo III Interview
81. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 23:33 Alamar
 
ASeven wrote on May 7, 2012, 22:56:
Closed Betas wrote on May 7, 2012, 19:55:
Identifying stuff was a money sink, and a economy trick, as many items came out to be worthless when identified. Repairing gear is obvious penalty for death and another money sink. For other games in the old days it was a economy thing and people did the work... The 9 year old cry babies ruined all the real games.. Diablo 3 is all we have left in real games... lets take it and enjoy it please.

Uuuhh... is this a troll post? Can't really figure out if it's sarcasm or just plain trolling.

E.S.L.... Look it up : )

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 7, 2012, 23:32 Alamar
 
Who are tech’s highest paid CEOs?

This is precisely what's wrong with the world : )

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News Comments > Diablo III Interview
77. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 20:05 Alamar
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on May 7, 2012, 16:35:
  • Health Potion Cool-down... wtf?

  • No more "mana" ball (in regards to a potion for it), now a kill "charge up" to fill... wtf?


  • Didn't like these two "features" at all, especially the cool-down shite, very much NOT Diablo.

    I totally disagree... When I played Diablo, potions were occasional use items for most of the game, and spam fests at others...

    For Titan Quest; a game I really enjoyed, boss fights consisted of holding down an attack (maybe using a few more), and hitting the potion button every ~3 seconds... Boring as shit...

    So I'm all for the game being balanced with a save-my-ass feature instead of a simulated health regen (as long as my finger/mouse doesn't slip).

    Tumbler wrote on May 7, 2012, 17:53:
    I'm guessing later enemies will have snare traps and stuff that slows you down so I'm guessing this won't work all the time.

    Waller... Look it up : )

    -Alamar

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    News Comments > Diablo III Interview
    16. removed May 7, 2012, 11:22 Alamar
     
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    News Comments > Dungeons of Dredmor Free DLC Plans
    2. Re: Dungeons of Dredmor Free DLC Plans May 2, 2012, 19:00 Alamar
     
    This is a great example of a game I have no interest in, but want to see succeed : )

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    5. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2012, 17:15 Alamar
     
    College Dropout Became Mathematical Genius After Mugging

    Odd 'news' story... Couldn't they have shown something I wasn't also doing when I was a teen? I can't very well dispute his 'condition' or if he's drawing some cool 'math' shit... But the pics in the article are pretty basic 'spiral' style...

    Now, if he was drawing those straight lines without a ruler, I'd be impressed : )

    Case in point? My logo is based on the same idea, though with not nearly as much overlap...

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    News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Revealed
    17. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Revealed May 1, 2012, 18:30 Alamar
     
    RollinThundr wrote on May 1, 2012, 17:56:
    Creston wrote on May 1, 2012, 17:53:
    Yay, 360 timed-release exclusive.

    It's like Todd Howard sits there wondering just HOW he can piss people the fuck off.

    Creston

    I dunno, if MS or Sony drove dumptrucks full of cash up to your studio and said 1 month DLC exclusive for us! Dumptruck full of cash for you! and said it in a russian accent, you might break too.

    In Soviet Russia, cash full of dumptruck...

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    News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
    14. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 1, 2012, 10:32 Alamar
     
    This is all just a publicity stunt for the new iPeed...

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    News Comments > Morning Previews
    30. Re: Morning Previews Apr 30, 2012, 17:34 Alamar
     
    Teddy wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 17:19:
    Alamar wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 17:16:
    I remember putting out fires on buildings with buckets of water, killing bandits that were raiding a town, gathering caricoli, escorting caravans, destroying centaur (and centipaar) villages, freeing slaves, snowball fights, solving riddles (easy ones), cleaning up far-too-much feces, protecting miners and gathering up the ore they mined, scaring away horses, destroying portals in a swamp, luring 'dinosaurs' into traps, planting bait to lure enraged kodos, sealing various mounds, watering plants, disarming traps, tearing down banners, destroying siege equipment...

    Been a bit since I played WoW though...

    -Alamar

    And? WoW had some of the greatest quest variety in the MMO genre. What exactly is your point?

    My point is that, to many, WoW is the epitome of 'generic quests', but still has a crazy amount of variety...

    People like new, so much, that it blinds their memory : )

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    News Comments > Morning Previews
    28. Re: Morning Previews Apr 30, 2012, 17:16 Alamar
     
    Teddy wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 17:03:
    Alamar wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 15:26:
    As for GW2, one of the neatest quests I did was a snowball fight with a bunch of kid NPCs running around... Good to practice the double-tap-dodge (which I'm actually fine with, as I played a lot of UT back in the day).

    -Alamar

    The snowball fight quest was awesome. So was the gathering of rabbit food, where you had to carry it across a field of rabbit holes. The rabbits would pop out randomly and chase you down to get the food back.

    Frankly, I think anyone saying that the quests are 'standard' or lacking in variety is either completely full of shit or barely played the game. Since the majority of "quests" involve doing any of 3-4 different things, if you chose to just kill things, that's your own fault. I remember putting out fires in fields with buckets of water, killing bandits that were raiding a farm, gathering grapes, escorting caravans, destroying centaur villages, freeing slaves, snowball fights, solving riddles (easy ones), cleaning up graffiti, protecting miners and gathering up the ore they mined, scaring away rabbits from fields, protecting workers that were repairing a water pumping station, destroying portals in a swamp, luring armored crabs into traps, planting bait to lure rabbits into an area to pacify ettins, sealing a destroyer mound, watering plants, disarming traps, tearing down banners, destroying siege equipment...

    The list could still go on, but if all you see in that list is Kill X, Collect Y, then the problem is yours, not the game's.

    I remember putting out fires on buildings with buckets of water, killing bandits that were raiding a town, gathering caricoli, escorting caravans, destroying centaur (and centipaar) villages, freeing slaves, snowball fights, solving riddles (easy ones), cleaning up far-too-much feces, protecting miners and gathering up the ore they mined, scaring away horses, destroying portals in a swamp, luring 'dinosaurs' into traps, planting bait to lure enraged kodos, sealing various mounds, watering plants, disarming traps, tearing down banners, destroying siege equipment...

    Been a bit since I played WoW though...

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    News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
    25. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 30, 2012, 15:57 Alamar
     
    Verno wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 13:16:
    ...but she tried everything else short of physical violence, would you prefer she resort to that?

    Perhaps... Not going to bother looking it up, but there was a 'get back at a bully' video/event a while back (I probably found it here), where the kid slammed the bully... It was awesome... : )

    Ironically, I'm generally anti-violence...

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    News Comments > etc.
    2. Re: etc. Apr 30, 2012, 15:48 Alamar
     
    Bucky wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 13:24:
    I recorded Family Guy just to see the D3 spot in all it's glory on my TV.

    Then I watched the commercial 5 times.

    I'm not sure what that says about me, and I don't want to know. I just really, really need these last two weeks to go by faster.

    Oh is Diablo coming out soon? : )

    I may have to watch that trailer on the ol big screen tonight.

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2012, 15:46 Alamar
     
    nin wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 15:38:
    I hate wearing pants/socks at home...

    Wow, this got awkward in a hurry!


    heh... I wear shorts... Inside and out... Even in the Blizzard...

    Sure, there's a chance I'll be outside more than the 10 seconds it takes to get from a door to the car, or a chance that the car will die and I'll be stranded, but if I prepared for every unlikely eventuality, I'd be carrying around a 200 lb backpack at all times : )

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2012, 15:32 Alamar
     
    Bucky wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 13:43:
    Cutter wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 13:07:
    nin wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 11:02:
    Bring on the heat and sunshine!

    Fuck that! It's getting close to 90 here this week...


    Dude, we're freezing our nads off up here. It's been 10+ degrees below seasonal for 2 or 3 weeks now. *grumble mumble*

    We've had freeze watches here in Mass for the last week, which is rather unusual for this time of year. What's really got me going is that it was 70+ in March, and yet at the end of April I'm damn near getting frostbite every time I go for a bike ride. I had to stop checking the weather last week, it was too depressing.

    That one week in March was great... Other than all the 'O M G, Global Warming!!!' crap... But I knew winter wasn't done with us...

    Having just bought a house, and setting up my office in the basement, I've been quite cold... Waiting on summer and the (lack of) need for central A/C to decide on what to do... I hate wearing pants/socks at home...

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    News Comments > Morning Previews
    20. Re: Morning Previews Apr 30, 2012, 15:26 Alamar
     
    DrEvil wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 14:09:
    Not to troll or anything, but what are some examples of quests that you'd like to see in an MMO that don't fit the Kill X/Collect Y molds ? Seems like at the high level most things would fit into that.

    Bombing runs... heh... They were so cool when first added... Now they're just part of the norm...

    As for GW2, one of the neatest quests I did was a snowball fight with a bunch of kid NPCs running around... Good to practice the double-tap-dodge (which I'm actually fine with, as I played a lot of UT back in the day).

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