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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Stuff
15. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Stuff Dec 6, 2010, 16:54 Cram
 
Elessar wrote on Dec 6, 2010, 16:50:
Krovven wrote on Dec 6, 2010, 16:33:
However, us EST players aren't that fortunate.

I find it rather amusing that the EST people that are complaining about this. They had the benefit the last 2 expansions, now Blizz does a unified launch time and east coasters are having a fit about it. QQ more.

Launch time is 12:01am PST....adjust for time zones.

LOL way too much hostility for such a trivial thing.

Not that I care, but wouldn't a 12:01 EST release time, like the last 2, be better for everyone since it's released sooner for everyone? In fact, PSTers would benefit getting it at 9pm in that case.

Because the stores don't open till 12am PST, nor (I believe) does the game unlock till 12am PST on any servers. Why not change that all around to 9pm pst, well then I suppose the game would technically launch on Monday and we can't have that. I'm sure there are some credible reasons why a 9pm pst launch wasn't going to happen.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 6, 2010, 16:40 Cram
 
Attn: Samsung & Rogers,

Gingerbread will soon be gracing the lands. Can I please have an official god damn release of Froyo for my Captivate?

ps: thank you Rogers for making your version of the Captivate nearly impossible to root. I'll get right on that list of 10000 things you gotta do on this version of the phone, where-as you can use one-click programs just fine with AT&T's versions. Good job.
 
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News Comments > Divinity II Patches
13. Re: Divinity II Patches Dec 5, 2010, 03:55 Cram
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 5, 2010, 02:35:
Are saves from regular Divinity 2 compatible with the DKS? I made a fair bit of progress in the regular version and I really don't want to have to redo it all.

I am not 100% certain, but I would very much assume, unfortunately, that they are not compatible. However, I will attempt to find out for you and repost/edit this one shortly.

EDIT: A direct quote from Sven (Lar_q on forums), Director of the Divinity franchise and owner of Larian:

"A patch which would bring ED to DKS would consist of replacing almost every single file, and it's guarnateed that you wouldn't be able to play any of your previous saves.

So D2:ED + FoV (which includes patch) does not equal DKS, but it's as close as we can get it without destroying the save-games."

ED = (Divinity 2 Ego Draconis Launch version)
FOV = Expansion, in the context of this post he's discussing the standalone versions of launch Divinity 2 + standalone FoV expansion bought separately being compatible with Dragon Knight Saga. From my understanding of that post, no they aren't compatible which really blows for people that bought the original Divinity 2.

Sven points out in that post the DKS was essentially released with the target audience being those that didn't buy Divinity 2 that first time around, aka people such as myself. I can appreciate that those that did buy the launch version feel like this is a kick right in the junk to them. It is.

http://www.larian.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=421086&#Post421086

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News Comments > Divinity II Patches
11. Re: Divinity II Patches Dec 4, 2010, 21:18 Cram
 
They basically addressed everything people had any kind of issue with. The revamped Dragon Knight Saga version of Divinity 2 is vastly different from the launch version due to sheer number of changes and improvements.

This, understandably, won't make the people that bought Divinity 2 at launch feel any better. There were so many people having a bad time so I avoided it, till now with this compilation.

The ending doesn't seem like as much crap now, the transition from Divinity2's ending into the expansion is completely seemless, and now that ending doesn't feel like an ending at all but just another CGI movie which is immediately expanded on by more cgi movies before you get right into the game again.

Edit: as for humor. I am not sure if or how many in-game script changes were made between launch D2 and DKS D2, but the game was extremely funny. Hysterical at times. Mind Read is amazing, and all the extra, and sometimes absurd, new text response options and/or actions that pop up due to a mind read are fantastic. In my opinion, this game followed D1's humor and expanded on it, vastly expanded on it.

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News Comments > Divinity II Patches
1. Re: Divinity II Patches Dec 4, 2010, 00:02 Cram
 
This Dragon Knight Saga was worth the purchase. I avoided Divinity 2 at launch because of the absurd amount of issues people were reporting.

I played through Divinity 2 (Dragon Knight Saga updated version) and its expansion over the course of a few days and I really liked it. I never had one problem or bug of any kind, and the game ran great on my over 4-year old system (where-as I heard at launch even the best systems were having problems getting the game to have a decent framerate at moderate resolutions, which is what I played at, 720p)

I recommend it. The expansion was actually very well designed for what it was. It all takes place in Aleroth (a city), but don't let that throw you off. The town is remarkably diverse due to how f*cked up things are and what's happening at the time.

Edit: grammar

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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Updates
10. Re: the irony award goes to... Dec 3, 2010, 16:46 Cram
 
ockky wrote on Dec 3, 2010, 16:34:
Clearly you've not played WoW, otherwise you'd know that there is no 'wizard' class,

oh wow.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Midnight Events
12. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Midnight Events Dec 3, 2010, 13:01 Cram
 
PropheT wrote on Dec 3, 2010, 12:44:
Cram wrote on Dec 3, 2010, 04:52:
Has any MMO or expansion ever launched properly, ever? I mean 100% good to go properly that it's worth taking time off work right off the bat?

Yeah, the last two Warcraft expansions actually. There was minimal downtime after their launches, just a few server restarts over the course of the next week.

Cool. I am a bit surprised to hear that, considering the number of times on Tuesday I remember waiting all day for the servers to come up because something went wrong with their maintenance and/or patch.

This may be a different situation, yet it feels like it's much bigger and more complex then anything they do on maintenance or patch days which often go well past the expected 11am server up time. Or maybe it's as simple as pushing a button and it'll work out fine.

It's just very hard for me to believe it'll be a smooth gameplay experience on launch day considering how many people will be online playing it.

 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Midnight Events
6. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Midnight Events Dec 3, 2010, 04:52 Cram
 
I don't play WoW anymore (though the temptation hasn't gone away), BUT if I did I wouldn't take time off work till 2 or 3 days AFTER release of the expansion to, possibly, avoid the server sh*tshow AND/OR emergency patch work mess that is to come.

Has any MMO or expansion ever launched properly, ever? I mean 100% good to go properly that it's worth taking time off work right off the bat?

If WotLK taught me anything, it is that the content will be always be there no matter what time you start playing it. If you're an achievement whore, face it there is going to be someone far better than you (at WoW) getting all the Realm firsts so you might as well make life a priority first during the first week or so.

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News Comments > Diablo III Date? New Blizzard Game Revealed?
33. Re: Diablo III Date? New Blizzard Game Revealed? Dec 1, 2010, 15:32 Cram
 
I believe the D3 date is, unfortunately, unrealistic.

I got the sense from Blizzcon that they are no where near finished with the content or the games internal systems. The fact that they were unable to answer many questions at the Q&A except by saying the "we're still thinking about it" standard response was discouraging. Add to that at least 6+ months of alpha/beta'ing before release. Q4 2011 is too soon; a release one year or so from now? Not going to happen.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 1, 2010, 07:12 Cram
 
This entire console generation is dead to me at this point. Resident Evil 5 killed it...Kinect and Move took gigantic shits on its grave.

What a disgrace this generation has been. I could go into in-depth detail spanning many paragraphs providing a dozen examples. I'll make two quick points of the many I want to, Modern Warfare 2 was balls and Final Fantasy XIII has made me regret ever starting playing the series back in 1990. Then everyone decided to copy Nintendo...



 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
15. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Nov 25, 2010, 05:20 Cram
 
Like I said. I do not have the the self-control others "claim" to have.

I have also met some amazing people through WoW. So amazing in-fact, that they paid for a round trip cross-continental flight from Vancouver to New Hampshire so we could meet in real life. And it was a fucking shitshow of an amazing week. I love New Hamsphire. A multi split $900us Dollar ticket, an epitaph of a beautiful social gaming community.

FFVI is one of my favorite games of all time. There is a difference between playing FFVI once in awhile and posting about it somewhere, vs having to be online 3-4 times a week for 4+ hours to raid to feel like you've accomplished something in WoW. Fighting a boss for the 40th time. I feel this is an argument I won't win, but I hope you can understand at least where I'm coming from.

Your statement about some trading WoW for another game may hold true for some. But I, hopefully forever, learned from my experience. I'm not spending 4-8 hours a day playing one game just so I can keep up with everyone else, anymore. I still would have met the people I mentioned through my best-friend, as he would have continued playing WoW despite me not being there and introduced me later. I would have have developed the exact same relationships whether or not I had ever played WoW.


Linksil wrote on Nov 25, 2010, 04:56:
Your throwing one addiction for another. if you really want to quit you need to stop playing games altogether and don't ever post on here about it again.
If your addicted to the game, yea it's usally a bad thing. But over the years i've spent a lot of time in game. I met a lot of cool people and talk with a lot after years, even went and met up with a few in person. If I hadn't been playing wow I'd have just been playing some other single player game and never met these people or had the fond memories of it. Even now I don't do the hardcore raiding I used to, but still log in and chat and have fun exploring the world and things that change. All you people talk about "freeing" yourself from WOW but then go and play other games instead just need to keep it to yourself. Some people know how to moderate their playing of a game to enjoy it and still go do lots of other things.

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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
12. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Nov 25, 2010, 04:25 Cram
 
Over the years there has been a lot of talk about addiction and gaming.

There are two sides, the side that blames the game maker (the majority), and the side that, rightfully, blames themselves (the minority, the user). It's always easier to blame someone else rather than yourself.

I don't blame Blizzard for the hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of my life I've lost. I blame only myself, their business plan is to prey on the weak and I wasn't strong enough at the time to see that. I still may not be, I do somewhat want to see this re-vamped Azeroth. It won't happen. My account is gone. At some point you have to just say no, as all those extremely cheesy anti-drug ads aimed at teenagers say you should.

Right now I'm playing Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga. I'm content with knowing that this shit actually ends at some point, you know....like a normal video game. Oh wait.....I can buy Quel'Delar for 30k on the AH? Sign me back up to WoW!
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 25, 2010, 04:16:
+1

Deleted my , back then l56 char and never looked back - i actually got like 20 "please come back to us" mails since then but damn WoW, its a drug and an addiction. People playing this now (i mean, STILL playing this now) are addicted, and this is maybe not as bad as smoking or alcohol, but it is all the same. An addiction, a weakness of your mind. As long as you subject yourself to this you have lost the fight against your weakness. You have lost what it means to be a free human.

Freeing yourself from shackles of work may be impossible, but freeing yourself from WoW is possible, and its easy. There is a button when you join a server, its called delete character. Press it, close account. And for the first time ever. Be free again!

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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
8. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Nov 25, 2010, 04:08 Cram
 
Still quite content with the fact I deleted 5 level 80 chars last March to prevent a return to this time sink.

I lost enough productivity of my life to this mess (2+ straight years, all of which I have only myself to blame), Deathwing be damned he isn't going to get any more of it.

Fuck it. Fuck this "cancer" of video gaming. If anyone else feels satisfied with beating Marrowgar, Putricide or whatever literally 40+ times before new content is released, I feel as sorry for you as I did myself. I know there are others out there with better self-control than myself, but you literally accomplish nothing in this game in the long run. If you're looking for community and social communication then go outside. I did, the light blinded me for a bit but I got re-used to it again and I really like it.

Edit: and I do hope it lasts.

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News Comments > VGA Nominees
23. Re: VGA Nominees Nov 17, 2010, 22:38 Cram
 
I do.
Easily.

Tanto Edge wrote on Nov 17, 2010, 21:59:
...You rate RDR over ME2?
 
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News Comments > VGA Nominees
4. Re: VGA Nominees Nov 17, 2010, 18:26 Cram
 
Go whoever pays the most money under the table in order to win these most legitimate and honorable awards!  
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Explanations
33. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Explanations Nov 17, 2010, 16:14 Cram
 
It had the best soundtrack of the entire series next to FFVI. That was, unfortunately, the only thing good about the game.

Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2010, 09:09:
FF8 was awful in every way, that's just your nostalgia talking.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Explanations
26. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Explanations Nov 16, 2010, 21:38 Cram
 
Lokust wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 21:30:
Not that they've put out a genuinely good FF game since 6....
This.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 4, 2010, 13:20 Cram
 
If you follow the program and don't give up, it absolutely does.

Unlike Kinects little exercise program, or any other exercise game on the market, evidently "developed" by Mens Health, P90X actually evolves over the course of the program. It switches it up on you, twice, keeping your body guessing, not getting bored or reaching any plateau. I won't sugar coat it, it is not easy. It is, however, fun and does actually work. I also want to stress that the purpose of the program is to simply get you in excellent shape, its goal isn't to get you ripped, though it can if you work towards that goal.

People will get bored with the Kinect game, like they have with all other fitness games, within a month and accomplish nothing. These games do not motivate you. You just hope doing 10 knee bends that the little boring avatar is doing on the screen with change your life. It does not work that way. It does not do a number of other things but I'll stop here before I ramble on for too long.

Regarding a statement I often hear like "it's better than nothing" when people attempt to justify the purchase of fluff. In my opinion, it is not better than nothing. The money spent on the fluff could have been spent on something substantial had one did the research. That is often what fitness and accomplishing health related goals requires, time and research.

SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 4, 2010, 13:06:
Cram wrote on Nov 4, 2010, 12:57:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P90X

You should have bought something that actually works.

Is it?
I've looked at that ones but from the infomercial this looked just like the million other programs/products out there that promises the same thing.
I am not fat but wouldn't mind loosing 10-15 pounds I just can't seem to get rid of.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 4, 2010, 12:57 Cram
 
MrBone wrote on Nov 4, 2010, 12:46:
Ahh, the eternal optimism from Blues singular group of misfits never ceases to amaze me. Hallelujah! I grabbed it for workout purposes because treadmills suck. At least it doesn't look like an ice cream cone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P90X

You should have bought something that actually works.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Interview
14. Re: Minecraft Interview Nov 1, 2010, 04:20 Cram
 
Love Bluesnews, all of it. I also love Videosift and the community. I've become friends with several gold stars there, and I wasn't the one to instigate those friendships. Great outgoing and friendly community there.

Kudos to both places.

Edit: and I can only give Ant so many praises for his commitment on the Sift and on Bluesnews before my mind is blown. Champion.
 
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