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Signed On Aug 12, 2005, 22:12
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News Comments > Anachronox on Steam
2. Re: Anachronox on Steam Oct 17, 2013, 21:55 OpticNerve
 
Agreed. It's such a damned shame that the game ended on such a huge cliffhanger and unlikely to ever have a sequel to finish the series.  
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News Comments > Space Rangers HD Next Week
15. Re: RE: Follow up Oct 11, 2013, 01:36 OpticNerve
 
Yeeesssss! I LOVED this game. It was far from perfect but it had such a unique blend of genres that was addictive as hell once you got past the initial learning curve. I wish they made a Space Rangers 3 instead of a remake but I'll take what I can get.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week
20. Re: Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week Sep 25, 2013, 16:00 OpticNerve
 
It really depends on which World vs World and guild you want to roll with. Otherwise if it's just for regular PvE, it doesn't matter too much what server you choose since you can "Guest" and temp join any other server.

Ceribaen wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 09:43:
So for those of us who may pick it up depending on sale price... what's a good server to end up on?

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week
16. Re: Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week Sep 24, 2013, 23:57 OpticNerve
 
My biggest beef with the new Tequatl dragon fight is probably with the time limit. I'm not really happy that Anet added time limits on every single world boss fight now.

In a way I can understand WHY they did it since they wanted to add a challenge to these fights and to make it not a big zerg pushover as they used to be. But... it sort of feels like they're artificially inflating the toughness now with short time limits instead of making it an actual tough fight that can punish players in repair/waypoint bills like some boss fights can be in explorable-mode dungeons and fractals.

Veterator wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 19:58:
I really wouldn't have issue with the fight if we got like "dragon tokens" to buy something useful. Like a new currency similar in functionality to laurels.

What I've heard and saw on Teq rewards: Mini, skins, rare breathers (underwater mask thing), and some exotic accessories specific to him...may just be one not sure. When we down him with 100+ people...3-4 people linked any of the above rewards...none had the mini. 1 breather, 2 accessories and I can't recall if there was a fourth or not. For me that was 3 nights at 4-5 hours a night on TS with these people attempting...we finally got him last Saturday. Plus a lot of people want his achievements and stuff...I just don't see being able to stay the way it is. Maybe the mechanics, but the scale is going to get reduced at some point....unless they add in some good reason for people to show up. Tokens, guaranteed exotics, whatever.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week
10. Re: Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week Sep 24, 2013, 18:17 OpticNerve
 
I hope the difficulty stays the same since I like challenging bosses but I agree with you that the rewards need to be better given how tough he is and I think that eventually Arenanet'll add some bigger incentive for downing him. Right now I think there are two specific potential rewards for downing him, which is a modified version of the basic Ascended weapon skins and a minature Teqatl.

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OpticNerve wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 16:54:
It also seems like they're planning on reworking some of the World Dragon Bosses so that they're now really tough to defeat. The recent Tequatl the Sunless update event made it so that Tequatl is no longer an afk pushover and a lot of servers have yet to defeat him.

Although there are some people complaining about how tough he is now, I'm glad they did this since World Boss fights shouldn't be easy at all and should be something epic to beat and overcome.

My complaint on the new Tequatl fight is this: He's hard as hell, it takes A LOT of people with a lot of organization to kill him now. So his rewards should be much higher than they are. We're harkening back to EQ days where there'd be 3 good items for 50 people with how it is now, except you can't roll to get them.

Now I think that complaint will go away soonish, because I highly doubt they will leave the fight this hard because no one will kill him if they do...they got other stuff they want to do. We had a lot of our WvW people there to help down him, and there's just no way they will hang out for 5 hours to kill him with how little the time versus reward is WHILE they lose WvW territory during the competitions.


It's fun for a couple weeks, but I just don't see him remaining as hard as he is given the scale you need.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week
7. Re: Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week Sep 24, 2013, 16:54 OpticNerve
 
It also seems like they're planning on reworking some of the World Dragon Bosses so that they're now really tough to defeat. The recent Tequatl the Sunless update event made it so that Tequatl is no longer an afk pushover and a lot of servers have yet to defeat him.

Although there are some people complaining about how tough he is now, I'm glad they did this since World Boss fights shouldn't be easy at all and should be something epic to beat and overcome.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II PCs After Consoles
37. Re: Dark Souls II PCs After Consoles Sep 19, 2013, 19:33 OpticNerve
 
There are three big problems with the PC port for Dark Souls 1.

There are three mods which resolve or are workarounds for these three big problems.

1) Resolution/rendering = DSFix: http://darksouls.nexusmods.com/mods/19

2) Keyboard and Mouse controls = DSMFix: http://darksouls.nexusmods.com/mods/28

3) GfWL issues = DSCFix: http://darksouls.nexusmods.com/mods/334

Yeah it sucks that the game needed the mods, but the port is hardly unplayable for anyone with a little bit of tech-savy.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week
28. Re: SR4, GTA5, console FoV... Aug 30, 2013, 03:40 OpticNerve
 
Dev wrote on Aug 30, 2013, 00:05:
I appreciate that, and apologize for how harsh my reply was. It just irks me when that kinda thing happens.

And yes, I've completely avoided trailers and promos. Not because I was trying to avoid spoilers, but because I didn't feel like taking the time and because I was sure I was going to get it anyway based on SR 3 And since I don't have time to play it right away, I didn't want to increase the "omg gotta play it now" factor when I couldn't

Oh no apologies needed! I should have realised that not everyone's been following the game and that I shouldn't have spoiled any important gameplay features.

But I WILL spoil this: If you liked SR3, you're in for a treat when you do play the game :]
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week
24. Re: SR4, GTA5, console FoV... Aug 29, 2013, 21:26 OpticNerve
 
Dev wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 20:44:
OpticNerve wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 19:17:
I'm almost at the end of the campaign but I hope that they continue with the [blah blah spoilers blah blah]
Thanks for the spoilers. I haven't yet had time to try the game. Its not like there's that spoiler button or anything that blue has made available to hide them.

I figured that people knew about that since it's pretty heavily featured in the trailers and promos for the game. But I suppose that some people have completely avoided all of that so I apologize and have edited my original post.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week
18. Re: SR4, GTA5, console FoV... Aug 29, 2013, 19:17 OpticNerve
 
It's great to hear that SR4 is doing good. It's not perfect but I've had a great time with it. And the modding community is starting to take shape so it should be very interesting to see what comes out once the official tools are available.

I'm almost at the end of the campaign but I hope that they continue with the super powers theme for the next SR game. They've pretty much opened pandora's box with it in this game and there ain't no going back now that I've been able to glide across the city and do a "Death From Above" Superman move that ends with a small nuke at the point-of-impact. Evilgrin

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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online to Use Subscriptions
58. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online to Use Subscriptions Aug 22, 2013, 03:44 OpticNerve
 
I think ESO is going to have an uphill battle and might go the way of SWtOR. *If* it was essentially Skyrim but with hundreds of other players, I could see the game doing very well with a subscription system, but with that one leaked gameplay video... I really doubt the subscription plan will last for long.

It just looked so damned ugly, boring and average. If it didn't have some of the lore elements of the Elder Scrolls as well as some of the more iconic armor, I wouldn't have known it was an Elder Scrolls game at all. Even the visual style seemed different from the traditional semi-realistic Elder Scrolls style. It just looked so cartoony. Like SWtOR.

And after seeing some Everquest Next videos? Yeeeah, good luck ESO.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Announces Subscriptions or Play to Pay
4. Re: WildStar Announces Subscriptions or Play to Pay Aug 19, 2013, 23:11 OpticNerve
 
Ouch.

I don't think this was a smart move on their part. It works for EVE because it's a niche MMO unlike any other whereas Wildstar (while having some neat features) is primarily a traditional fantasy MMORPG.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Steam Preloads
18. Re: Saints Row IV Steam Preloads Aug 17, 2013, 22:02 OpticNerve
 
GMG has a 20% off coupon for SR4:

Voucher: GMG20-4B9NY-L4FEN

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/saints-row-4/
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed
42. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed Aug 17, 2013, 20:05 OpticNerve
 
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 19:05:
Sure there's people who play, pockets of people who love it enough to keep it going is all there is.

So let me get this straight, you think Guild Wars 2 has a bustling community, servers filled or even somewhat populated on a daily basis? Am I getting this right?

I guess my only facts are the EMPTY SERVER ZONES and DEAD FORUMS. But facts... not even arenanet will tell you their embarrassing news (cause if it was good, you'd hear about it).

And please point me out to any self-indulgent ego stoking boasts, while I tend to stay away from those, they do sneak in once in awhile. I just don't see any that could be defined as such recently.

And the Wii U, well that book isn't quite written. But if it ends up failing, I'll be glad to admit it. Unlike you and your unwavering fanboi love for GW2.

I don't really know how to explain how some few "empty server zones" does not equate to people not playing GW2. I can understand that would be the case if it was for EVERY zone, but it isn't. Every and any MMO will have zones that have less people once content for that area is finished or cleared out (even WoW). But I have yet to see a zone on my server that's completely empty and doesn't have at least some people roaming around or map chatting. It is hardly a Ghost Town.

There's still a lot of people playing on my server or the servers I Guest to once in a while. They're either running the various dungeons, doing WvW (which is annoyingly filled to capacity in peak times on my server), sPvP, doing Dailies, doing Monthlies, rotating through World Bosses, running Guild Missions (if they're in a big guild), going to various areas to farm Champions (due to them now possibly dropping unique weapon skins), getting 100% world completion, farming for Karma or doing the various Living Story stuff. Or in most cases, just hanging out at Lion's Arch.

I don't pay attention to gw2guru so maybe it IS dead in that site's forums but the official forums seem busy enough. Particularly the Living Story section which I would think contains most of the active people due to the nature of the constant Living Story updates.

I'm hardly an unwavering fanboi of GW2. I really do enjoy it and it was a great purchase for me given how much I play it, but it's hardly a perfect MMO. It wasn't as revolutionary as Anet kept hyping up and was merely evolutionary. It's personal story was a complete joke with wasted potential, the dialog scenes are boring (compared to the traditional cutscenes in The Secret World), Anet's slow to add in features that they initially said they would (Guesting took forever to implement and there is yet a peep about Guild Halls), it's only lately that Anet's found a way for players to spread out more and stop hanging out in the same areas through dailies, monthlies, champion-specific weapon skins, world boss loot and Living Story areas, and GW2 succumbs to the annoying nerf/buff hammer that MMOs always have to deal with that pisses off players.

The game isn't for everyone (I didn't begrudge anyone for hating the game in other GW2 threads on here) but saying that it's a "Ghost Town" is just false,a flat out lie and I have to speak out when it's abundant to a regular player that it isn't.

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed
40. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed Aug 17, 2013, 18:53 OpticNerve
 
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 17:48:
OpticNerve wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 16:12:
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 15:19:
OpticNerve wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 14:45:
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 09:22:
Anyways the game turned out exactly as I predicted, game has been a ghost town after a couple months of release.

Riiiiiiiight... a ghost town. Uh huh.

lol maybe you should check once in awhile.

You don't like to read do you? Check the earlier posts here Sherlock.

Sherlock doesn't make decisions based on one person making a claim.

Go log in once in awhile, you'll find out within a week of logging in every day. Been less and less since the 3 month mark. Check the forums (and gw2guru), virtually lifeless. Sure there's more this week - they opened it up to everyone for free. No Sherlock needed - just experience.

Game has one of the most limited replayability and hold factor than any AAA 'mmo' to date.


I sure do need to log in GW2 once in a while. Cause I really don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to how active the community is in the game huh?

http://www.xfire.com/profile/theopticnerve :Rolleyes:

Noooope. Given how often I still play the game, I'm pretty sure I know more about what's going on with the current game than you do. And that's with me being really busy with work for the past month or so. I don't need to rely on some forum activity given that I'm actually you know, playing the game and seeing it for myself?

And I'm not the only one in this thread stating that servers are still busy or full in GW2. Perhaps one day you'll actually find factual evidence to back up your self-indulgent boasts and ego-stroking need to try and be correct about something.

How's that Wii U doing by the way? Sure is burning up sales charts like you predicted huh?

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed
37. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed Aug 17, 2013, 16:12 OpticNerve
 
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 15:19:
OpticNerve wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 14:45:
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 09:22:
Anyways the game turned out exactly as I predicted, game has been a ghost town after a couple months of release.

Riiiiiiiight... a ghost town. Uh huh.

lol maybe you should check once in awhile.

You don't like to read do you? Check the earlier posts here Sherlock.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed
35. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed Aug 17, 2013, 14:45 OpticNerve
 
Axis wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 09:22:
Anyways the game turned out exactly as I predicted, game has been a ghost town after a couple months of release.

Riiiiiiiight... a ghost town. Uh huh.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Steam Preloads
8. Re: Saints Row IV Steam Preloads Aug 17, 2013, 00:48 OpticNerve
 
From what I've seen of various gameplay videos and reviews, it sounds like SR4 = SR3 + Prototype.

Given that I loved both, fuck yeah I can't wait!
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed
17. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed Aug 16, 2013, 17:07 OpticNerve
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 16:53:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 16:26:
I really really doubt that they sold more then wow its first 9 months, especially considering by their 9th month they had 4 million ACTIVE subscribers (3rd quarter)

Source

Apparently they didnt "triangulating against multiple data sources" very hard...

Of course, since WoW launched Nov 23, 2004, it is quite possible that GW2 did beat WoW sales in the first 9 months. If it hit 4 million in Q3 it could have hit 4 million after the 9 month mark.

Do I believe GW2 outsold WoW in the first 9 months? Yes. Why? Because after the first 4 months of WoW it became impossible to find the game for a while. They sold so fast they ran out of inventory. GW2 has never run out of inventory, so it's entirely possible it did sell more.

Actually I do remember ArenaNet stopping sales of GW2 on their official site for a month or so due to how fully-packed all the servers were.
 
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