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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
4. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Jan 14, 2012, 22:49 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Jan 13, 2012, 22:12:
Odd that one of the recent indie bundles included 3, but not the 4th blackwell game. Oh well, not a huge deal...

I have no actual information, but the limited statement you made makes much sense to me... If I have recently released my 4th game, I might want the previous 3 to go 'for cheap' to generate interest in the 4th full price version...

But then, I guess your argument would be that it's available now, on steam... and to that, I say... ok ; )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Update Next Week
16. Re: The Old Republic Update Next Week Jan 13, 2012, 12:22 Alamar
 
Jonny wrote on Jan 13, 2012, 04:51:
...GW2 are all expanding what they offer for people to do at endgame.

Could you elaborate on this? Maybe there's been an announcement I missed (could be, been busy playing SWTOR), but GW2 has less endgame than just about any massive I've looked at... In the last 8 or so years...

Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 13, 2012, 10:34:
I like how they padded 30 seconds worth of branding and logos into a video that is really about 65 seconds long.

This has always been a pet peeve of mine as well... And a step beyond that... 'teaser trailers' with all the marketing crap... even less for more : )

-Alamar

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News Comments > Dustforce Next Week
1. Re: Dustforce Next Week Jan 10, 2012, 17:33 Alamar
 
That's looks awesomely silly ; )

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News Comments > SWTOR Beta Patch, More on Ability Delay Patching
19. Re: SWTOR Beta Patch, More on Ability Delay Patching Jan 8, 2012, 12:59 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Jan 7, 2012, 22:33:
mlw wrote on Jan 7, 2012, 17:08:
I have been playing since early start and have many days of played time. I have not noticed any 'responsiveness' problem at all.

I've only noticed it when I cast Crushing Darkness immediately followed by Force Lighting. It's like there's an extra second or so of animation for CD after the cast, which in turn appears to clip the damaged of FL, since it's channeled.

Hope it's fixed soon...

In my case, force lightning often starts one handed, and goes to two (as a Sorc). The damage shows up right away though...

Either way, I see the claims that the damage is delayed, but can you really tell? Sometimes, the scrolling text is slow, but that doesn't mean the damage went out at the same time.

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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Bans Follow-up
31. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Bans Follow-up Jan 3, 2012, 14:14 Alamar
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Jan 3, 2012, 13:50:
This reminds me of WoW... oh wait this game is basically WoW in star wars theme lol.

But it has space missions that are basically Wing Commander II in a star wars theme lol...

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News Comments > Horizon on the Horizon
6. Re: Horizon on the Horizon Jan 3, 2012, 12:52 Alamar
 
Illumin wrote on Jan 3, 2012, 12:05:
Yeah read the message board on / suggestions. A person very politely commented how the game looks promising, and he can't wait for it to come out but suggested they work on their graphics... He promptly got jumped by one of the developers as an idiot. Nice crew. Oh and btw the graphics do look like claymation.

Did he use words like 'crap' when referring to the graphics? : )

I'm not interested to look for a link myself, but if someone else where to throw it in here, I might click : )

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
48. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 2, 2012, 22:03 Alamar
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 2, 2012, 21:50:
Bumpy wrote on Jan 2, 2012, 19:23:
Interesting that RAGE is on nobody's best seller list, heh. Still waiting for it to hit $5.

It was 15.00 recently on steam and is wroth 2x that....

I disagree, and am (not) waiting on a $5 sale too... If I never end up playing it, I'm fine with that... : )

I will admit I was tempted at $15, but it looks so generic and boring to me, and a co-worker has nothing but meh things to say about it heh...

So in 2011, they had the summer sale (big), US Thanksgiving sale (small), and the winter/holiday sale (big)... Wonder if 2012 will bring a march'ish big sale to even things out a bit? : )

Maybe I'll get Rage for $5 during that... And any others I missed this go.

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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Jan 1, 2012, 22:07 Alamar
 
Kajetan wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 15:10:
jimnms wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 15:00:
... because then I'm not achieving anything
You think, you can actually "achieve" something? You waste time playing video games while having some fun. But you do NOT achieve anything.

Too bad you didn't get this comment in on time for '2011's most contradictory comments'. If you can't understand why, I feel for you : )

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News Comments > On Sale
32. Re: On Sale Dec 31, 2011, 21:45 Alamar
 
Yay for today's 'cheeves', but boo for constantly getting nothing... 18 (I think) items, and not a single one useful... I say this, because tomorrow, when I win every game on Steam, I can feel silly... : )

Knocked today's out real easy like... Still didn't get a few for games I have though (Isaac, Dungeon Def, uhm... one or two others I can't think of... and a lot of the 'free' ones - Spiral Knights, etc)...

I think I spent about $20-30 for the whole sale, so I'm fine with that, and have put in like 10 hours on S.P.A.Z. so far, so yay : ) I had tried the demo, and didn't think it was worth 'full price', maybe partially because of the silly humor.

Tempted to get Dark Messiah, as so many have raved about it, but I remember giving it a 'demo' when it hit, and not being able to put more than an hour or so into it... But at 2.5 doll hairs (heh), I may just do it...

Almost bought Hitman, until I watched some gameplay videos (is not the game I was thinking it was).

Guess that about sums it up... How has everyone's 'cheeve' action been?

Happy Holidays ; )

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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: 5 Video Games With the Worst Bugs of 2011 Dec 30, 2011, 23:26 Alamar
 
Prez wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 17:11:
The wonderful thing about abstaining from buying games until several weeks or months afteer release is that I don't have to deal with the epic launch problems many games have. In another couple of weeks I'll be playing actual working and feature-complete versions of Stronghold 3 and SotS 2, while likely having paid considerably less than their launch prices. I am currently making my way through a wonderfully NON- broken Dead Island right now, with a totally-works-on-Win7 64 bit 'Arkham City" up next.

Not disputing your argument, as I agree, but I picked up dead island about a week after launch for a NON- broken set of play troughs.

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News Comments > Guild Wars Interview
2. Re: Guild Wars Interview Dec 28, 2011, 11:57 Alamar
 
Wildone wrote on Dec 28, 2011, 10:57:
Can anyone say...featureeeee creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

Don't worry, the creep will be in this thread shortly : )

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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Dec 27, 2011, 23:48 Alamar
 
This has always been a tough argument, and I am kind of surprised by the lack of support here, where so many love the indies.

On the one hand, it hurts to come up with a cool idea, and have it ripped off by a group with more money, but that's in part, the nature of competition and consumerism.

Blizzard is a massive entity because of this... They 'stole' the RTS concept and made it into a great (set of) games... Same with Diablo and WoW...

Angry Birds made a crap ton of money 'ripping off' some guys idea and cute'ifying it...

But all this is exactly what the industry (and really, just about any creative industry) is based on...

Doesn't stop me from feeling bad for the 'little guy' though.

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News Comments > On The Old Republic Queues
31. Re: On The Old Republic Queues Dec 22, 2011, 12:20 Alamar
 
justice7 wrote on Dec 22, 2011, 11:17:
As for right now, there are 8 single player stories that are quite engaging to play through, and that should allow for plenty of time for new content to be released. I have read that they have the full development team still on staff, still working on new content.

Just want to point out, for those still 'on the fence', that this is a bit misleading... It's true that each class (not advanced class) has a unique story... However, that's like 20% of your questing, if not less... Meaning, 80% of your time is spent doing the same shit you did on your last character, and unlike some other games (WoW, for example), it is just about all in the same place and same order.

Each faction has 2 starting areas, but once you leave that one, you're in the same location as the other 2 classes.

But again, a lot of people seem to only level one character (even more so in the first <insert time period>), so you may forget most of these quests if you go back months later for your second char : )

I do recommend the game however... I'm enjoying it for what it has; a new/different story, involved story elements, etc... And I love that the wife and I can duo flashpoints, as they all require 4 people, but our 2 companions make up the other 2 slots... It hasn't been 'faceroll' easy, but once we learn the dynamics of a boss fight, we adjust and knock it out : )

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News Comments > On The Old Republic Queues
7. Re: On The Old Republic Queues Dec 21, 2011, 22:33 Alamar
 
heh... I came into this thread to mention my results... And wrote a rant : )

I was going to mention how I haven't seen much of the queue stuff yet, other than about 30-40 min (for a 15m estimate) queue yester-morning at 11am, but it was gone when friends logged in around 6 (which seems so backwards; on a work day).

Tonight however, I got one of those DCs where the game isn't smart enough to close for me... Instead, it gives me a server screen that I can't log into, because I've been disconnected for real this time, and I need to relaunch... Which put me in a queue... Which then DC'd me, and restarted the queue...

I should take the hint and play some more steam winter sale games, but I haven't played much TOR today, and I wanna : )

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News Comments > On The Old Republic Queues
6. Re: On The Old Republic Queues Dec 21, 2011, 22:30 Alamar
 
PropheT wrote on Dec 21, 2011, 21:52:
Bhruic wrote on Dec 21, 2011, 20:29:
That an MMO would launch today without thinking that maybe, just maybe they should have character transfers ready for launch is mind bogling.

Well, if the game came out yesterday and you had to re-roll on a new server you'd be out one day worth of low level character.

Not that it wouldn't be nice, I guess, it's just not something I'd want taking away from development time pre-release when it's not really a big deal coming out of the gate. Doing it because of queues at this point just moves the problem around rather than fixes it anyway.

While your point sounds logical and what not, I think it's flawed...

First of all, because of an entire week of pre-release... Which are typically the servers bogged down the most after launch day. A week is a long time for people obsessive enough to pre-order and get in to early launch...

Secondly, because it's simply not your time/investment... Losing 'a few hours' doesn't seem like a big deal, but it's still a few hours wasted... Somewhat inevitable in other cases, like the reason I coordinated with various groups of people to get on one server (so that I didn't have group A on server Z, and group B on server Y).

Thirdly, this complaint isn't going away in a week, month, etc... It's still going to be the exact same problem and complaint with people that have put in a bit more time.

Also, a lot of people really enjoy fresh content... I assume the number is astronomical, considering how many people have a 'main', and it's their only 'over XX level character', so they're even less likely to want to see the same shit over again, even (or more so) a day later.

My thoughts/stance? I find it disappointing that free transfers aren't avaialable on pre-launch day... It's not a new concept, and working it in from inception is easy enough that it won't be the big fiasco it was (with WoW, for example, when it was introduced).

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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Dec 21, 2011, 22:11 Alamar
 
Prez wrote on Dec 21, 2011, 21:19:
Whoa! I just tallied up how much I spent this sale so far in Steam gifts. I could have bought myself Skyrim. Twice. Stunned

Oh well, I am pretty close to my goal of sending at least one gift to everyone on my friends list. If I haven't gotten you yet, it's because I'm eying your wishlist (checking it twice?) and waiting for the right sale day.

If I flat out forget someone, let me know - I'd hate to miss anyone.

If only I had known... Would have removed everything but Skyrim : )

Thanks again... Still haven't had time to play it yet, but hopefully soon (along with the 'cheeve' ones I bought : )

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2011, 17:53 Alamar
 
Holy crapple, that light show keeps getting more involved... and surely takes a great deal of dedication : )

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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches
9. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches Dec 20, 2011, 11:44 Alamar
 
Dirwulf wrote on Dec 20, 2011, 11:18:
This game kicks some serious ass and is a ton of fun. Blizzard is so scared, they are deleting posts left and right that even mention TOR.

I think as they add content, they will not only maintain their player base, but add to it.

The queue conversation is pointless, as there are servers that have no queues. I could care less which one I play on. With the launch today, there will be plenty of people to play with.

I am also enjoying the game, but no, Blizzard is not 'scared', and is deleting/locking threads, like they always have, for breaking the TOS, which includes trying to promote flaming/fighting...

The queue converstation is pointless, for you... Those of us that don't want to start over a heavily invested char, or are playing with others that also don't want to start over, have queue issues to deal with... It's launch day, officially, so this is going to be a crappy reality for a time...

Just gotta do what I always suggest... Log in early... Don't leave : )

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News Comments > Bunch of Heroes Free DLC
6. Re: Bunch of Heroes Free DLC Dec 19, 2011, 23:35 Alamar
 
Dev wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 22:41:
They shoulda made the gift bag achieve wave 15 in survival, not wave 20. Plus the game keeps crashing and disconnecting which makes it very difficult even if you have a good team.

Indeed and indeed.. This was my experience... Tried it solo, and it doesn't seem to care that it's solo... So I said fuck it, tried an online game... got to 14th or 15th and crashed...

I hope the other 3 made it, but ya... I'd like my money back : )

I do hope to give the campaign a go at some point though... But I did think there was more to this game... Course, I bought Crimsonland way back for $20, so ya... I'm not sure what my point is : )

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News Comments > The Old Republic Code Issues
30. Re: The Old Republic Code Issues Dec 19, 2011, 23:32 Alamar
 
Dev wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 22:49:
PropheT wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 20:28:
Origin isn't necessary to play this game.
Didn't I read somewhere that you have to make an origin account to install the game?

I pretty much guarantee that you did : )

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