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Nickname CJ_Parker
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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Premium Launches; DLC Plans
11. Re: Battlefield 3 Premium Launches; DLC Plans Jun 4, 2012, 18:48 CJ_Parker
 
Oh! Only $49.99? Wow they might as well be giving this shit away for free! AWSUMM!!!

 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P Next Month
13. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P Support Coming Jun 4, 2012, 17:40 CJ_Parker
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 16:54:
That's the problem, even if they player base surges, those who are higher then 15 (more like the 30-40 range like my character) are still in empty zones without enough people to do all the damn heroics that are filling up more then half of my quest journal.

Just phuck the heroics. They may yield decent XP but in the time spent looking for a group you will make 2x the amount of XP doing regular quests.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 4, 2012, 01:06 CJ_Parker
 
wrlwnd wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 00:59:
I didn't even realize MP3 had shipped.

And looking over Blue'sNews I don't even see it listed as a story of note.

Weird.

Blind much?

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/132680/ships-ahoy-max-payne-3

 
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News Comments > Ground Branch Kickstarter
5. Re: Ground Branch Kickstarter Jun 3, 2012, 16:58 CJ_Parker
 
Rogue Spear = teh r0XX0r

Wishing these guys the best of luck. Please let this be good...

 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Steam Crisis Ends
31. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis Ends May 30, 2012, 12:02 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on May 30, 2012, 10:26:
I guess Crytek was seriously unhappy about their sales after EA forced them to boycott Steam?

Creston

Wow, you're retarded. After these news here at the very latest it should be more than obvious even to the biggest tards (except you apparently) that it was Valve who kicked Crysis from their Steam service instead of EA pulling Crysis from Steam. EA never wanted any of their games removed from Steam. It was Valve who forced them to pull Crysis off Steam for a violation of the TOS.

It's funny how a bunch of morons always thought that EA was the active party in this and that they did this to promote Origin when in reality EA was passive all the time and it was Valve that took action on an EA game.

But dumb people just want to see what fits their image of the world instead of the reality. Nothing new there. Have fun staying dumb and retarded if it makes life easier for you!

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
95. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 18:48 CJ_Parker
 
ASeven wrote on May 23, 2012, 18:26:
I wouldn't bet much on that for the next generation.

It doesn't matter how powerful the hardware of the next gen of consoles will be. What matters is how powerful the marketing push of Microsoft and Sony (and to a lesser extent Nintendo) will be.
And you can bet your ass that the marketing push is going to be frickin' HUGE.

The cycle will start all over again. We will experience a period when the PC is effectively irrelevant. When all effort of the major gaming corps is going to focus on the shiny new next gen consoles. There'll be the usual bribes and exclusives. If we're lucky they'll be only timed exclusives but some major games will probably never come to the PC at all. There will be a lot of wailing and crying from PC gamers about how it's unfair that game X or franchise Y is not happening on the PC. We'll be getting lots of shitty ports months or even years after the games first appeared on the consoles.
It won't be pretty for us PC gamers. We'll be the platform that all of a sudden no one cares about again until after a few years the next gen console hype has worn out and then some publishers will once again lie about their commitment to the PC and then that part of the cycle starts all over again, too, until the next-next gen is announced... and the cycle continues - ad infinitum (unless the actual end of offline PC gaming comes in between).

 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III Security
35. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Security May 23, 2012, 05:37 CJ_Parker
 
WaltC wrote on May 23, 2012, 03:46:
I really would not think I'd have to spell it out for anybody these days, but if your D3 account has been hacked then *nobody broke into your home machine and got this information*--LoL--they get it all right from Blizzard's own servers! There's no way in hell they could get that kind of info from trying to hack individual systems in people's homes remotely! The idea is unbelievably dense and stupid, imo. People who have online D3 accounts with Blizzard and who are experiencing these hacked accounts should understand--your machine at home was not and is not now being hacked for that information! IE, *you* "didn't do it!" Hope this makes you feel better...;)

Jeez what a load of BS. You clearly have absolutely no clue what the fuck you are even talking about. The icing on the cake is that you come across as some wannabe high horse intelligent elite when in reality your post is one of the most retarded anti-factual write-ups to be witnessed on here in a long time. An amazing display of arrogance and stupidity. Well played, Sir.

Anyway, you may want to look up how trojan horses and keyloggers are used to hack "individual systems in people's homes". That's what the vast majority of these account hacks are like. Some dumbass downloads "diablo3infinitegold.exe" and contracts a keylogger either by directly downloading and installing the infected file or by means of a drive-by infection. Hacker then remotely receives account credentials. Hacker logs into victim's account using these credentials and does whatever they're after, i.e. steal gold or items, delete the character, whatever...

No one who is only after account credentials hacks Blizzard's (well protected, well monitored) servers directly. There may be hacker groups (like the infamous 'Anonymous') who have made it a sport to try to break into Blizzard's backbone or to disturb their services via (D)DOS attacks but the goal of these direct high level attacks is totally different from your regular small scale account theft.

Just about everything you wrote is therefore 100% bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
39. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 22, 2012, 20:16 CJ_Parker
 
ASeven wrote on May 22, 2012, 19:54:
You are thinking in terms of revenue only. Remember that there are costs and with a MMORPG those costs tend to be huge, from paying personnel to paying the server structure, etc. I'm willing to bet that 60% to 80% of those revenues were eaten away by the fixed and variable costs.

I know but I'm sure that if we included the extra income that they have been making from the sale of retail and digital goods and service fees it would balance out.
And I don't think the costs are that high. Let's get aggressive and assume 200 employees in total costing an average of US$ 5K each per head and month = US$ 1 million.
Then there's ~200 servers and let us go crazy again and assume a rental fee or TCO of US$ 10K per server per month = US$ 2 million (I don't think it is anywhere near that high or they would have already merged servers if the costs were that high but anyway...).
Then we're at ~US$ 3 million and remember we're making US$ 15 million from subs per month so we're only at about 20% for employees and server maintenance now which should be the largest chunks by far.
Maybe if we add all of the other fixed and variable costs that every business needs to cover we'd be getting into the 30% - 40% range but I doubt that we'd ever get anywhere near 60% to 80%.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
27. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 22, 2012, 19:45 CJ_Parker
 
ASeven wrote on May 22, 2012, 19:30:
Well, this is pretty much it. $300M down the drain with no significant ROI at all...

Wot? The game sold roughly two million copies.

- 2 million x US$ 40 (conservative ASP) = US$ 80 million
- On average 1.5 million subs since release = 1.5 million x US$ 13 (conservative average sub price) = ~US$ 20 million per month x 6 = US$ 120 million

So we're already at around US$ 200 million just from game sales and subs alone (no merchandise, digital goods or anything else included). Subs are dropping slowly and they are now supposed to be around the 1.2 million mark. Let us assume another six months at an average of 1 million subs then that's another US$ 80 million for them and they might be making quite a bit of extra in case there is DLC or expansions released in the meantime.
They'll get their ROI in due time. No game of this caliber will fully recoup the investment within a year's time. It will take a little longer but eventually they will (unfortunately) be making phat profits from this POS.

 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
22. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 22, 2012, 19:29 CJ_Parker
 
sauron wrote on May 22, 2012, 19:20:
Go ahead. I dare you. If you don't, I'll assume you can't.

Also, be entertaining, not profane. The latter is not a substitute for the former.

Game on, baby. Give it your best shot. Also, try to use words of more than one syllable.

Not a chance. You know, your neurons might explode and suck up all the vacuum inside your head so it implodes and creates this black hole that will swallow us all. I know I can be a real asshole but I wouldn't want to be responsible for the end of the universe so no thanks!

 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
19. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 22, 2012, 19:18 CJ_Parker
 
Graham wrote on May 22, 2012, 19:11:
CJ, could you point us to something you've done in the world that's worth anyone paying attention to?

Sure, I could do that but why? It'd be like casting pearls before the unwashed swine that y'all are .

Is this really the best you got? Come on, at least try.

Sure, I could do that as well but why bother? It would just end up with a red *removed* text thanks to you NAZI GESTAPO forum police.

 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
13. removed May 22, 2012, 19:03 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
3. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 22, 2012, 17:59 CJ_Parker
 
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to see this game fail. Not that I have any real hope they'll do the right thing and start working on an OT MMO with space combat (you know, like SWG done right) but just to see this dumb WoW clone Old Republic fucker fail is extremely satisfactory. Seems like a slow and painful death, too, which makes it even more fun. Come on. Crumble some more, bitch...

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
109. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 15:36 CJ_Parker
 
Wildone wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:28:
Amazed there is people able to get on. Get so many server busy erros. how could they fuck this up so bad?!?!?!?!

STFU it's not Blizz fault you're too stupid to log into their precious game!!!11!

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
58. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 14:11 CJ_Parker
 
NKD wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:01:
The loots carrot-on-a-stick is as effective as ever on the mentally weak.

There. I fixed that fer ya. Nice of me huh?

 
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News Comments > Risen 2 DLC Already on Disc?
18. removed May 6, 2012, 16:48 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Witch Doctor Trailer
16. Re: Diablo III Witch Doctor Trailer Apr 24, 2012, 13:04 CJ_Parker
 
I like the dude. Everyone's played a wizard or a fighter (Barb) or a monk in some game or another but the witch doc is at least somewhat semi-unique. I also liked the dude's accent, his dry sense of humor and the whole spiritual angle. Cool guy. Imma gunna play dis fuckah!

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Beta Open to All Battle.net Accounts?
43. Re: Diablo III Beta Open to All Battle.net Accounts? Apr 18, 2012, 16:11 CJ_Parker
 
I think I'm going to have a "wallet accessibility issue" if there is no free for all beta before May 15
 
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News Comments > EA Denies Layoff Rumor
44. Re: EA Denies Layoff Rumor Apr 17, 2012, 01:28 CJ_Parker
 
Turglar wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 21:16:
And there is a fucking popup telling you your points were reset when you log in.

No there isn't, you n00b. Why is it always people that don't even play the game that feel an urge to reply to shit they know nothing about? *sigh*
 
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News Comments > EA Denies Layoff Rumor
36. Re: EA Denies Layoff Rumor Apr 16, 2012, 19:12 CJ_Parker
 
Teddy wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 18:44:
You mean like in the extensive list of patch change notes that were listed clearly in the launcher when you were downloading and installing the patch?

You clearly haven't even played the game. For the patch notes to show up you have to specifically click on a link in the launcher. They aren't just displayed while you download the patch.
And I have many better things to do than wade through patch notes. Good customer service = notify the player of really important changes (like a full respec) via an in-game pop-up or broadcast message the first time the player logs in after the change. Simple as that.
But hey, feel free to suck up the shitty treatment while paying $15/month for it. In the meantime I'll have some standards.

 
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