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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online and Thief Each Rated "M"
90. Re: why??? Jan 24, 2014, 14:20 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 10:31:
Verno wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 09:22:
Games are fun, gamers suck.


Sadly, yeah. Well, at least in most cases. I had great fun running along with a very good RP guild as we kicked the shit out of Caledon Forest dynamic events last night in GW2.

(Yes, I know it's a lvl 15-30 zone. Sue me. )

In fact, I was amazed by how lively most zones were. Even the two starting zones I visited had around a dozen players in it in most areas. And I jump to a character who I had left in Caledon Forest over a year ago, and to my surprise there's like 50 players running around.

I think the "EVERY ZONE IS EMPTY EXCEPT ORR OR FRACTALS!" rhetoric we tend to hear every now and then is really rather exaggerated.



Yeah, there's always people on when I pop in, no matter what map or time. And LA is always a pain in the ass to log into.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2014, 14:17 Agent.X7
 
Won't drink beer out of a can. Just cannot stomach it. Despise that Guinness started using a lot of cans instead of bottles.

Of course, most of the beer I prefer isn't even available in cans, so it's really not much of an issue for me.

Coffee and beer, two thing I am snobby about. Beer
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Jan 24, 2014, 02:25 Agent.X7
 
jimnms wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 19:13:
I'll never know because the first question requires watching a Justin Bieber video.

I just picked the most likely answer without watching the video. Life is short, and I don't ever want to hear anything this douche has to say or sing.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online and Thief Each Rated "M"
70. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online and Thief Each Rated Jan 23, 2014, 18:50 Agent.X7
 
Rated M for "Meh."

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 23, 2014, 18:48 Agent.X7
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 13:08:
Lord Tea wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 02:37:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 21:20:
Fibrocyte wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 19:28:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 17:49:
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Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 13:10:
Great study. Completely ignores reality, but great study.

It makes sense. If your 'network' slows down or stops facebooking then you will to. Plus, the study cites data that shows a decline in FB traffic since Feb 2012.

I personally dislike FB. I only have an account to keep track of notifications from one organization that I am affiliated with - otherwise, I have no connections on the system and find it useless. In addition, the interface is pretty damn awful and the constant nagging that they do about updating your profile or 'do you know this person?' is a major turn-off.

Plenty of things "make sense" but are not true. There was no peer review, the model is based on diseases, and they are guessing based on how My Space rapidly declined. Guess what? Facebook has already outlasted My Space and as much as some people like to demonize it, social media is not a disease.

Haha so I see you read the article but not the study. Read the study, then respond or don't and remain ignorant.

HAHA, I see you can make stupid assumptions based on nothing. I read the study before I responded.

Apparently you didn't read past the introduction then, unless you completely ignore the fact that they modified the traditional SIR model based on the dynamics of OSN (see equations 3a - 3c). Taking this into account, the disease model actually is now perfectly applicable to social networks and they even explain why.

Thanks for posting this. I saw his last response and thought "He either lied about reading the study or is too stupid to understand it so this conversation can go no further."

He disagrees with me, so I will call him stupid, because that makes me feel better about myself!

Welcome to ignore.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 23, 2014, 18:38 Agent.X7
 
28 apparently. I guess I miss with 2 rounds?  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online and Thief Each Rated "M"
67. Re: why??? Jan 23, 2014, 17:12 Agent.X7
 
RE: No swearing servers - I'm a regular on Polite and Friendly for BF4 (used to be BF3 too). Some of the admins are nazis about it, but the rule is really because a long time ago they got sick of 14 year olds stringing together 15 curses in a string of profanity that made no sense anyway, and because people often insult other people for no reason just to be assholes. It's actually nice to not have to see all the assholes blasting their mouths in chat.

Re: Camping - I LOVE when people cry about camping. It's so ridiculously stupid that it just makes me laugh. KILL. "FUCKING CAMPER!!!!RAWR!" Hey, numbnuts, defending the objective. Piss off.

It also makes me laugh at all the douchenozzles bitching about DMRs in BF4. STFU, nobody whined when I popped them in the head with an assault rifle set to semi-auto with a scope in BF3. All of the sudden any non-automatic fire gets whining about DMR losers who have no skill. Even if I am still doing it with an assault rifle and not a DMR. Yeah, you spraying automatic fire to get kills is SO much more skillful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 23, 2014, 13:07 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 12:50:
Minecraft - Avengers DLC Trailer.

Is this for real? Or is it a joke?

Have you not seen the ridiculous amount of DLC skin packs for Minecraft? It's real. Unfortunately.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 23, 2014, 13:06 Agent.X7
 
Tomb Raider - I guess we will know next week, but the producers stated earlier this week it was 30fps on both consoles, now people are saying 60 on PS4 and 30 on Xbone.

Nevermind - Apparently it is doing 60fps on PS4 as confirmed by the executive producer.

http://tinyurl.com/lbtw7pf
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2014, 21:23 Agent.X7
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 20:36:
Fake boobs doesn't mean she's stupid. They were probably a good investment. But yeah, she dumb.

I wonder how much she's profiting from this. It's certainly boosting her profile and I wonder how many books she'd sell if she wasn't crusading against intelligence. Maybe she's not stupid.

jdreyer, I got about a sentence and a half in before the penny dropped

I never said fake boobs make her stupid. I said that's all she has to back up her bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2014, 21:20 Agent.X7
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 19:28:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 17:49:
Fibrocyte wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 16:07:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 13:10:
Great study. Completely ignores reality, but great study.

It makes sense. If your 'network' slows down or stops facebooking then you will to. Plus, the study cites data that shows a decline in FB traffic since Feb 2012.

I personally dislike FB. I only have an account to keep track of notifications from one organization that I am affiliated with - otherwise, I have no connections on the system and find it useless. In addition, the interface is pretty damn awful and the constant nagging that they do about updating your profile or 'do you know this person?' is a major turn-off.

Plenty of things "make sense" but are not true. There was no peer review, the model is based on diseases, and they are guessing based on how My Space rapidly declined. Guess what? Facebook has already outlasted My Space and as much as some people like to demonize it, social media is not a disease.

Haha so I see you read the article but not the study. Read the study, then respond or don't and remain ignorant.

HAHA, I see you can make stupid assumptions based on nothing. I read the study before I responded.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 22, 2014, 18:32 Agent.X7
 
Another Nintendo fan ignoring reality. But hey, I never thought they should go mobile. They have the best portable game system right now. They just need to concentrate on that and putting Mario on other consoles. Mobile is not the way to go to make money.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2014, 17:57 Agent.X7
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 16:35:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 15:25:
It's interesting in that article comments that the pro-vaxxers all throw down links to studies, and the anti-vaxxers don't. I think that tells you all you need to know.

It's difficult to make scientific and mathematical arguments to someone who is making emotional decisions with little understanding of the background. They present facts that they copy-paste from skeptic sites but they don't really understand what they mean, it's just technobabble. I've had discussion with people who thought vaccines were a drug, or that it weakens and replaces the natural immune system. Skepticism can be healthy thing but you can tell what classes in high school they skipped entirely.

That's our real issue. Period. Too many undereducated people listening to anyone with the charisma to hold their attention. Yeah, I'd be letting Jenny McCarthy make my child's future brighter with her anti-vaccine movement. Except that my mind can outwit her fake boobs to get to the science behind the scenes. Jenny has...fake boobs. Science has...studies and years of evidence that these vaccines work with little chance of bad side effects.

But we like to have politicians, who usually know jack about anything BUT politics, make rules for everything. It's ridiculous, but most of the masses are ignorant enough that it keeps happening. If it's not the politicians, it's celebrities - who are also grossly unqualified to make policy for anything - that we listen to. It boggles my mind.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2014, 17:49 Agent.X7
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 16:07:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 13:10:
Great study. Completely ignores reality, but great study.

It makes sense. If your 'network' slows down or stops facebooking then you will to. Plus, the study cites data that shows a decline in FB traffic since Feb 2012.

I personally dislike FB. I only have an account to keep track of notifications from one organization that I am affiliated with - otherwise, I have no connections on the system and find it useless. In addition, the interface is pretty damn awful and the constant nagging that they do about updating your profile or 'do you know this person?' is a major turn-off.

Plenty of things "make sense" but are not true. There was no peer review, the model is based on diseases, and they are guessing based on how My Space rapidly declined. Guess what? Facebook has already outlasted My Space and as much as some people like to demonize it, social media is not a disease.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Updated
23. Re: Guild Wars 2 Updated Jan 22, 2014, 13:14 Agent.X7
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 01:23:
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Scottyl42 wrote on Jan 21, 2014, 12:36:
I just started playing this. I made a ranger..I find them to be weak? Only level 20. But doesn't seem powerful? Maybe its just me.

I liked rangers with longbow and greatsword. They need to be fairly close to your level to get the most out of it. If you're using stuff 10-20 levels below you on weapons...you're gonna suck.


And as for this patch. So far I am not a fan. I suspect it's some bugs causing issues, but they took a lot of shitty elements from other encounters and crammed them all into these fights it seems.


Weird mechanics with almost no time to figure out wtf you're doing, then wait 2-3 hours to do it again.

No drops from the myriad of things you have to kill to get to the boss, and if you fail at the boss you get the "lesser prize" of hardly anything....and wait hours to try again. I know it's to discourage farming, but man is it annoying to spend half an hour after waiting 2 hours and get damn near nothing while you constantly kill things.

It really makes you start to hate your fellow player when you fail to win for the third or fourth time because you can't possibly explain every aspect of the fight to new people with how they are setup. And chances are you're probably wrong in some regard anyway because so much stuff is happening at once.

If you got SOMETHING worthwhile of time investment it wouldn't be so aggravating, but you basically walk away with nothing and have a bunch of other people there making the fight scale up but not contributing to the win in a positive manner.

And then you toss ending up in overflows into the mix, and you just end up with all sorts of mixes on the above issues over and over.

Unless this things gives out some amazing rewards, which I doubt given Teq gives pretty low chances of getting anything good, it's going to end up being largely ignored once people get their achievements. Too much hassle, not enough reward to keep people coming back to learn it really well.

Queen's arena was pretty boring after awhile, but at least time spent there running around in the zerg was steadily rewarding.

Truth! After 3 wurm runs---first too failed because of poor quality control(event ending bugs that affected most servers-com'on devs get your shit together, it wasn't ready for release) and 3 times with the puppet including a overflow--Not impressed --as you said just going for the achievements(and the grind to get them) then won't play them again.

TC and ebay servers pretty much tied for NA first down on marionette last night. (I am on TC, was there, kicking ass. )
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2014, 13:10 Agent.X7
 
Great study. Completely ignores reality, but great study.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 21, 2014, 12:44 Agent.X7
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 21, 2014, 11:26:
DOOoooOoOOOOoooooOOOoomed!!!

I'll be worried if they keep making missteps, but the Wii U alone isn't going to tank the company.

Except they went from a projected 100 Billion Yen profit to a 35 Billion Yen loss as sales of the Wii U and the 3DS/2DS have tanked.

They keep putting out sub-par hardware and wondering why 3rd part developers are abandoning them in droves. They cannot keep moving hardware just on the strength of their few brands.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Updated
13. Re: Guild Wars 2 Updated Jan 21, 2014, 12:37 Agent.X7
 
Verno wrote on Jan 21, 2014, 11:35:
Engineer is cool but really frenetic, definitely takes some getting used to. Ranger is pretty fun IMO, that's my latest reroll.

A well specced ranger is almost impossible to kill in a dungeon or instance. I have soloed bosses when my whole party was dead and defeated them, and have other times had to kill myself when it was obvious that the boss couldn't kill me, but I couldn't do enough damage to kill him either.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2014, 13:51 Agent.X7
 
Pro Tip: Always password protect your phone. When the police ask you for the password, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. Use it.  
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News Comments > Titanfall Alpha Invites Going Out
16. Re: Titanfall Alpha Invites Going Out Jan 16, 2014, 17:52 Agent.X7
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 16:13:
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Scottyl42 wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 15:11:
6V6 lolololo No thanks....what is this? 1996

What team based FPS were you playing in 1996?


Still don't get why people keep making comments like this. Are games inherently better with more people?

I don't think anyone was expecting hundreds of players in a server but it looked initially like it would be 32 player at least, 12 does come as a bit of a shock. Playing with and against bots is barely acceptable in most single player games, even then it's usually a frustrating experience with your "AI" buddies getting in the way.

Yeah, if it's OK to have 44 AI opponents, then it's OK to have them all be players. They talk about how it's so hard because enemies can come from all directions, blah blah blah. Uh, guys? Ever play BF3 or 4? 32 people per side, death can come from all directions at any time. That's the whole point. 6 v 6 is pretty lame.

Guess this just went from must buy to wait and see.
 
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