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News Comments > Diablo III Bans
6. Re: Diablo III Bans Jun 12, 2012, 17:36 DarkCntry
 
Well lets see, based upon the news topic, the content of the post you're questioning, Rattlehead, one could easily assume that Hellbuddy is a bot for Diablo 3.

Of course, that's only if one is capable of putting forth some effort in a logical deduction of the words written.
 
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News Comments > On Diablo III Balance Changes
91. Re: On Diablo III Balance Changes May 29, 2012, 11:17 DarkCntry
 
You know what Champs are best? The Wasp/Bees that shoot little bees, coupled with Desecration, Chains, Vampire, and Teleport....

Just last night, I had two Champ groups that I somehow entered next to, one was the Wasp/Bees above teamed with the sneaking Vipers that had Waller, Jailer, and (wait for it), Electricity.

I lasted about 2 seconds. Seriously those buffs need to have exclusions, desecration and either Jailer or lag-happy Frozen are way too overpowered on every upper difficulty. Lost a level 38 HC Witch Doctor thanks to a couple of them.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. May 24, 2012, 17:37 DarkCntry
 
But the integration can go deeper as well. The show might introduce a new storyline involving a mysterious plague that is afflicting the entire continent, Beliaeff said. Players in the game could then work toward finding a cure. If the cure is found, the particular player that dredged it up could be mentioned on the show, or even become a walk-on character in a future season, events Beliaeff compared to "winning the lottery."

^^ From the article...I can see it now;

"Thanks to Fagbomb120541 and XxC00li0xX for aiding in the facilitation of creating this cure to save so many lives!"

I think I'd watch the show just to witness this...
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
16. Re: New DayZ Mod May 22, 2012, 15:43 DarkCntry
 
J wrote on May 22, 2012, 15:35:
I have a question for you Day Z players. I was watching some YouTube videos with Day Z gameplay on and there's a question which stands out to me: How do you gain humanity?

It seems to fall quite quickly, even if you shoot in self-defence, so how do you gain it and prevent yourself becoming just another bandit?

Humanity is gained by killing zombies, healing other players (via bandages or blood transfusions), killing bandits, and will gradually go up as time goes on the longer you stay alive and not shoot other survivors.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Support?
8. Re: BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Support? May 10, 2012, 00:30 DarkCntry
 
NegaDeath wrote on May 10, 2012, 00:20:
I swear if we have to grind multiplayer to unlock a better ending.....

If you're alluding to Mass Effect 3, you might want to not...the galactic readiness meant overall jack when you basically got enough assets just from playing the normal game for all of the endings.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
10. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 10:48 DarkCntry
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 10:33:
With 1.2mb/s it would have taken you about an hour and not 20 minutes

;p

I know...it was a matter of 'perspective' in terms of their P2P client's reporting. That said, the point was that the download wasn't as big as people may think.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
3. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 09:26 DarkCntry
 
Ventura wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 09:21:
Not going to play myself. Probably a pretty sizeable download, and it'd only be for this weekend, after all.

I'm saving myself for May 15th

Sizable being only ~4GB...took me around 20 minutes to complete with the downloader hovering at 1.2Mb/s
 
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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Demo
7. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Demo Apr 20, 2012, 08:31 DarkCntry
 
space captain wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 01:34:
X-Ray Kill Cam - Amazing ‘kill cam’ technology showcases what really happens when a bullet enters an enemy’s body, allowing players to see hearts and lungs tear, livers burst, and bones shatter.

wow, thats pretty intense

im not a fan of the WW2 stuff, but this sounds like an interesting sim type game

Nothing is really all that graphic in terms of visceral wounds...well, except for the 'graze of the jaw' hits which seem to turn the target's mouth inside out.

The x-ray cam probably isn't fully implemented in the demo simply because the hits I was making didn't really scream "hearts and lungs tear" but more like "bullet go in here, exit there". Bone shatters are pretty fun to watch though...but again, they don't seem to be fully implemented.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Beta Open to All Battle.net Accounts?
51. Re: Diablo III Beta Open to All Battle.net Accounts? Apr 20, 2012, 05:54 DarkCntry
 
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News Comments > EA Explains Warhammer 40K Tank Issue
9. Re: EA Explains Warhammer 40K Tank Issue Apr 14, 2012, 04:36 DarkCntry
 
Jack9 wrote on Apr 14, 2012, 04:24:
Is this story the least bit interesting? No. Is it the least bit surprising? No. Is there a lesson to be learned? No. Why is anyone talking about this?

Because it's a news blurb involving gaming on a gaming news website...........
 
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News Comments > Free Mass Effect 3 Resurgence Pack Next Week
13. Re: Free Mass Effect 3 Resurgence Pack Next Week Apr 7, 2012, 04:03 DarkCntry
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 23:33:
No doubt this would not be free DLC if EA wasn't in full on damage-control mode right now.

I would bet it would be free even if everyone had no qualms with the endings...EA has been quite happy getting 'one up' on Activision in their games when releasing 'map packs' by doing so for free or for a tiny charge and not $15...
 
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News Comments > DICE: Console Certification Holds Up PC Patches
21. Re: DICE: Console Certification Holds Up PC Patches Mar 28, 2012, 06:49 DarkCntry
 
Maybe I'm an overly positive guy, but maybe the certification hold-up actually has to do with Battlelog's cross-access between platforms.

That *could* be a logical explanation as to why the consoles are holding up the PC updates...maybe.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
65. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 16:37 DarkCntry
 
Verno wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 16:35:
TheBigVlad wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 16:31:
I would think the point would be to entertain. Many of the choices I made during the series did alter my gameplay experience enough that I felt like they mattered, but I never expected them to make any huge impact to the overall story. I'm not sure why anyone would, honestly.

Bioware has literally said that the game is all about building "your Shepard and telling your story". I get what you're saying about not expecting a totally personalized ending but its hard to argue that it wasn't sold that way. The ending doesn't really satisfy on many levels. It's not totally about personalization either, a lot of people were very attached to their companions and wanted some explanation or whatever.
I never expected an ending with Shepard outside of him/her dying...what *I* wanted was closure on the rest of the people I've met along the way.

Oh yea...and not the horrible way they kicked you in the teeth over Tali.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
63. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 16:32 DarkCntry
 
nutshell42 wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 16:23:
While the Catalyst didn't appear until 5 min to midnight the existence of a shared consciousness of the Reapers makes a lot of sense.

It's more or less the same arrangement the Geth use now that they've been improved by the Reapers (or used. They either died because you killed them sooner or later or because their Relay blew up) and if you listen to the Reapers in the games they always sound like mixtures between individuality and a hive mind.

Except a specific quote from Sovereign stating that they, the Reapers, are each nations unto themselves...that doesn't support the collected conscience, nor a single unifying controller over them.

The whole arrangement wasn't that bad. There was bound to be a deus ex machina solution because the Reapers were just too powerful. That solution was bound to be a computer virus of some kind because there's no other logical way to kill all the Reapers across the galaxy in a surgical strike.

I expected a MacGuffin somewhere, but in Mass Effect I wasn't expecting a Star Baby to come out of left field in the last five minutes, give me a run-down of the history of the galaxy despite it slapping the established Lore in the face, and then telling me that I am the sole reason that the galaxy must die.

Lo and behold 10 min into Me3 we find the plans for the Crucible which even looks like a virus.

This was the accepted MacGuffin, one that I think everyone expected in some fashion...the writing of the origins of the Crucible is leagues better than what was 'finalized' in the end.

So now we need an attack vector, a way to inject it and what better way than to use the Citadel which we know had a direct connection with the Reapers until the Protheans pulled the plug and which we know could keep up that connection over galactic distances.

But then that leads us back to the Space Baby...if that AI was there the entire time, why did it not step up in ME1 with Sovereign?


I just ignored everything after the part where you have to choose between the Red, Green and Blue Button (did that with Deus Ex, too. It's a surefire sign that the writers have stopped giving a shit and so should you) and was quite happy with the whole thing.

There's a fine line in ignoring and going totally brain-dead...the latter was required to get through the ending unless you wanted to be stuck with a serious kick in the Wolfman Nads..

My main issue is that your war assets have no real meaning at all and the fact that hours of careful galactic diplomacy are worth less than a shitty horde mode with Jim, Bubba and Bill.

The assets have some sway, but thanks to the lack of distinguishing effects in the different endings, it just didn't help portray that fact.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
59. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 16:19 DarkCntry
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 16:17:
necrosis wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 15:59:
If anyone who comes here is curious as to why we hate the ending so and has some time to read a bit give this a look.

A Logical Breakdown of Why the Mass Effect 3 Ending Makes No Sense

That just takes me to a Google docs login screen?

Creston

It's a compiled documents of the major plot talking points and garbled discourse over why most of them are bad. Many are petty good, but the bulk of it contradicts other parts or dismisses precedent in probabilities.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
50. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 16:10 DarkCntry
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 16:06:
Just finished the game 30 minutes ago. I was happy with the ending as is. If the problem people have is that the choices you make during the game(s) don't matter in the end... well, this isn't an RPG. It's a story-driven action game. I wouldn't expect my choices to have mattered much, if at all. I guess it's hard for me to not be satisfied though since I thought ME2 was a huge disappointment and I expected ME3 to be total shit, and it wasn't.

Not so much the lack of my choices mattering, except for the galaxy-wide things like the Geth/Quar and the Krogan/Everyone Else...my issue is with the whole disjointed and patently non-Shepard the entire ending was with the addition of the character that never existed before that last 5 minutes (hated it in JPRGs, hate it here). To a lesser, but still high, degree the plot holes created based upon established Lore.

The game, as a whole, was great and you'll probably find everyone agreeing with that...it's just the end that people are having problems with.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
47. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 16:07 DarkCntry
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 16:05:
Prez wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 15:55:
Good on them for listening to fans.

Listening to fans, yes, but making changes to the story because of the displeasure of some players is a nasty precedent. Should authors of books be forced to continue writing a series endlessly just because fans can't bear to let the characters go (as some suggested JK Rowling should do)? Should movies be re-shot because some vocal people didn't like the end product? Works of art shouldn't strive to make everyone happy with them and creators shouldn't be forced to rework their creations because some people don't like them. Don't like what they did? Great! Go create your own and show them you can do it better.

Again, comparing non-interactive mediums with interactive mediums is apples and oranges...

Beyond that, this whole thing doesn't even say that it's 'changing the ending'.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
43. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 16:02 DarkCntry
 
necrosis wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 15:59:
If anyone who comes here is curious as to why we hate the ending so and has some time to read a bit give this a look.

http://bit.ly/GFNxrZ

While a good compilation, it still has its own issues, specifically a logical Sci-Fi reasoning to what happens to the Normandy.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
32. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 15:49 DarkCntry
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 15:41:
Verno wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 15:39:
How about because it's a video game?

Please stop with this silliness, different things matter to different people. Blah blah its just cars, its just sports, etc etc. Most people had very reasonable complaints considering the time invested and how the game was experienced. Just because some idiots filed an FTC complaint doesn't mean the entire userbase was doing it too.

And I'm pretty sure that's exactly what I said. People can not like it, people can complain. But BioWare is responding to this because the "movement" has gotten so out of control that it's affecting their PR. Again, if you believe in what you're creating, the PR value of such a thing shouldn't matter. By giving in to this, the Retake Mass Effect movement will feel validated and that means we'll see more of that nonsense every time a vocal group doesn't like something about a title (which guess what, is every game ever released now).

This is going to take a real quick drive down Bad Analogy Avenue, but alas...

Sadly you're correct, the general Gamer population are filled with a shitton of entitled morons that just recently started typing partial sentences in between teet suckling...however, using this as an excuse for us to not speak up when we can factually state something isn't quite right is equally as stupid as the ones going to the FTC over it.

I despise the whole "retake" bullshit just on the name of the group alone, even if I agree with the 'mission'. Why should I be penalized simply because there's a retarded group of people out there that agrees with my view of something?

Would you feel that if there was a topic you felt strongly about was endorsed by a group of people you don't agree with that you should shut up?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
22. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 15:40 DarkCntry
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 15:36:
How about because it's a video game? I hated the ending of LOST and The Sopranos too but I wasn't creating web sites and filing complaints with the FTC over it. People certainly have a right to not like the ending but if BioWare believed in what they were creating, retconing it just to please a bunch of people screaming on the Internet shouldn't be on the table. I don't care if people didn't like the ending, that's fine. But the people review bombing the game and filing complaints with the government are idiots and shouldn't be taken seriously. By even considering changing the ending, BioWare validates this behaviour.

I agree, taking the whole thing so far overboard is retarded...a game is not something to be trivializing government resources over, however I also feel that there should be some voice behind the displeasure over the jarring issues with the ending. That should be the extent of it, after-all it is a product we paid for and we should expect a level of quality on par with the rest of the game itself.

Alas, this is the Internet and if it were not inhabited by a large population of socially inept trolls, then it wouldn't be the Internet.
 
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