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Signed On May 5, 2006, 20:54
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2012, 15:24 Draugr
 
Fletch wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 02:54:
briktal wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 00:27:
D3 isn't "balanced around the AH", it just plain has too many bad items and too few good items. It's just plain bad itemization. If the game were balanced around the AH, you'd get good items, but they'd be for other classes, encouraging you to sell them and buy the good items for your class other people found. Instead you just find crap.

Blizzard takes 15% of AH sales, right? Then why would they increase drops of good items for other classes, knowing the player would just list said useless items in the AH? The AH would be deluged with those now more commonly-dropped, other-class good items and drive prices down -> Blizzard's makes less money. They limit drops of good items so they are rare and more expensive in the AH -> Blizzard makes more money.

Fuck you, Blizzard.

Yeah, it's 30% if you want to see any actual money. Otherwise Blizzard's cut is 15% and then the rest of the money sits in your blizzard/monopoly money account. which basically costs blizzard nothing to give you their own stuff, especially if its a digital item.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 9, 2012, 17:02 Draugr
 
nin wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 15:52:
Draugr wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 15:50:
Fion wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 15:45:
Far Cry 3 isn't all its cracked up to be either Tech. It's not bad, just not all that good IMHO. However there is good news. Dishonored is fantastic.

For 3 hours.

If you insist on playing it like quake 3.

Otherwise, no. I explored everything and had 20+ hours.



Well, I was being hyperbolic. I can't recall how long it took me, but I recall it being a short affair, I'm shocked to hear you could 20 hours out of that game, Id hardly consider myself one who rushes through games either.

It's a good game just not worth the current price tag, imo.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 9, 2012, 15:50 Draugr
 
Fion wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 15:45:
Far Cry 3 isn't all its cracked up to be either Tech. It's not bad, just not all that good IMHO. However there is good news. Dishonored is fantastic.

For 3 hours.
 
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News Comments > Spike VGAs
17. Re: Spike VGAs Dec 9, 2012, 01:39 Draugr
 
nin wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 00:30:
Fantaz wrote on Dec 8, 2012, 22:18:
Draugr wrote on Dec 8, 2012, 21:23:
Fantaz wrote on Dec 8, 2012, 20:16:
What the hell was that game, The Phantom Pain, about? I'm very surprised European developers are somehow managing to get their new IPs shown on this show now. Will we see be seeing Painkiller next? lol

The phantom pain is rumored to be a new metal gear title, so if that is true, it's far from a new IP

Who says that? I doubt it is a new MGS game... didn't look that good.


Check out the lettering in the gif at the bottom:
http://kotaku.com/5966803


Yeah, that was one of the things that lead people to believe its a new MGS game, and the guy at the end kinda looks like solid snake. People might just want to be seeing what they want to see, of course. People who care way more than I have started writing things up about it.
 
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News Comments > Spike VGAs
10. Re: Spike VGAs Dec 8, 2012, 21:23 Draugr
 
Fantaz wrote on Dec 8, 2012, 20:16:
What the hell was that game, The Phantom Pain, about? I'm very surprised European developers are somehow managing to get their new IPs shown on this show now. Will we see be seeing Painkiller next? lol

The phantom pain is rumored to be a new metal gear title, so if that is true, it's far from a new IP
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Delayed
26. Re: BioShock Infinite Delayed Dec 7, 2012, 15:51 Draugr
 
Verno wrote on Dec 7, 2012, 15:47:
You know what though? We're a little too down on scripting sometimes. Scripted can be good, many of my favorite games were linear, scripted affairs. Bioshock had a lot of memorable scripted moments even. I'll give this a fair shake when it comes out but I won't be preordering.


Certainly they are part of games, I don't mean to imply that scripting means it's a dealbreaker for me, as you pointed out Bioshock had plenty of scripted events. It's just all the promotional material I have seen (in-game) has basically been nothing but scripted events playing out. I wanna know what the game is like in between that stuff beofre I make a call.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Delayed
23. Re: BioShock Infinite Delayed Dec 7, 2012, 15:30 Draugr
 
Tumbler wrote on Dec 7, 2012, 15:03:
Meh, lost interest in this game. I'll look at it when it comes out, on to other things.

This is where I'm at. There just hasn't been a lot they have shown off, I fear the game will be nothing but a series of scripted events that might look cool but ultimately will turn out to be bland piece of junk. Im definitely going to wait for some reviews.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Delayed
22. Re: BioShock Infinite Delayed Dec 7, 2012, 15:28 Draugr
 
Icewind wrote on Dec 7, 2012, 12:04:
All I think about now is this:

http://images.4chan.org/v/src/1354892285506.jpg

Love how these people get so riled up over silly things.

Are you trying to provide us with an example of irony?

I mean, if you're taking up time to look up stuff and share it with the rest of us, I think it's fair to say you're just as invested, or riled up as 'these people' are, albeit with a different objective of maintaining the status quo.
 
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News Comments > New Steam Greenlight Approvals
1. Re: New Steam Greenlight Approvals Nov 30, 2012, 15:52 Draugr
 
50 years from now Dragon's lair is STILL going to be offered on every new device/distribution platform.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age 3 in 2014?
27. Re: Dragon Age 3 in 2014? Nov 29, 2012, 15:00 Draugr
 
edaciousx wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 14:04:
Hey guys lets at least give them some credit where it's due. What other game company has released a computer game in the past 5 years that is on the level as DA1? Plus... they are pushing DX11 as well. That's a computer only feature too... well for now at least right? But yes, DA2 < DA1.

It WAS a computer only feature, if this is coming out on 'next gen' consoles, then they will undoudbetly be running DX11.1

So no, it's not a concession for PCs at all.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age 3 in 2014?
26. Re: Dragon Age 3 in 2014? Nov 29, 2012, 14:55 Draugr
 
Creston wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 11:48:
We knew that already anyway. The deep hardcore RPG doesn't get enough sales to make EA happy. But have they said they're keeping the iconic look? I thought they had said they were going to go back to allowing you to put armor on your companions?

Their solution is making sure ANY armor you equip to them looks distinct and matches their 'iconic look.' While still signifying a change.

To me that reads that they're wasting a bunch of time and resources on something meaningless. Why a company is concerned with something like this, when the previous game in the series suffered from copy and paste dungeons, supposedly due to time and resource constraints, is beyond me! This actually highlights biowares problem, as people mentioned, they seem to be worried about all the wrong things.

All they seem to be willing to discuss is how DA3 will look, until they can explain to me what gameplay changes they are bringing to the table if any, then I'm just assuming it's going to be the terribleness that was da2 with probably less copy and pasted dungeons. - That certainly does not address all my concerns.

Like people have said, Bioware likes to pretend they take feedback into account, but nothing has really ever indicated they do.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
72. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 15:32 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 14:13:

IRS DATA GENIUS. What more PROOF do you need Mr. In Denial?

Wow...

I hope you know yelling 'IRS DATA' without actually saying anything makes you look more like an ignoramous, This Data shows us tax rates. That is all.
Your appeal to authority with those editorials really goes to prove *no* points that your trying to make. It shows that this fellow seems to think rich people are being taxed enough already, but that doesn't really have much to do with socialism. Unless of course you think having tax rates similar to what we had during the 50's would make us socialist.

I'm not questioning the IRS data. I'm questioning the conclusions they have drawn (I'd say you, but you're essentially asking me to argue with a surrogate, presumably because you have no arguments of your own to make) which is basically an implied argument that taxes are just fine/raising them can resolve nothing. The REAL argument is if they are paying their fair share, some would say no, some would say yes - BUT! That has little to do with socialism.
This guys argument boils down to, 'if it isn't a flat-tax rate than it is more than your fare share.' not many would agree with that. (Obviously things like flat tax make sense from a 'common sense' approach. The mistake is to assume that common sense is always helpful. Common sense also would lead you to believe the earth is flat and the sun revolves around the earth.)

Just because you pay more taxes than some doesn't mean your paying a fair share already. If you think some dude making a blog post and talking about how he thinks tax rates are just fine or more than fair is proof of anything -- citing IRS/CBO data or otherwise, then be my guest.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
68. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 14:20 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 14:01:
Draugr wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:59:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:31:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:26:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.
You live in the States, I live next to Russia.

I think I know more about socialism than you ever will.

Brainwashing is amazing isn't it -- Works a treat in socialist countries!

The fact that you consider Russia a socialist country shows us all we need when it comes down to your grasp on reality. Next you'll be telling us they are our #1 geopolitical foe!
If anything Russia is the poster child for displaying that Capitalism and freedom are far from synonymous, contrary to what you/most of america has been taught.

You said you lived next to Russia, implying you are from a socialist country or have some magic insight I don't. Do you even bother to read before you post?

Apparently you don't read, otherwise you'd realize me and the person who made that claim aren't the same person.
You presume an (unidentified) country is socialist just because it is in the vicnity of russia? Again you show your lack of understanding of the regions (old USSR) history and political situation.

I was merely pointing out that you can't even properly identify socialist countries. All your supposition seems to ignore the fact that it's not 1980 anymore.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
65. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 14:10 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:50:
1. Do you understand that the rich in America pay their far share seph? Read the proof I linked, then answer.

4. You start. Name something substantial that taught you about socialism, it's history, or its current implementation and affect.


1. This is like that time Mitt Romney said he had Studies that showed that his budget works - and just like in that case, what he was talking about wasn't academic research or proof at all, they were essentially blog posts. If you need a blog post to prove your point, you've lost.

4.) No, you start, the challenge was issued to you. But I guess you can't list any history books. Considering you use editorial posts as 'proof' doesn't make this surprising at all.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
61. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:59 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:31:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:26:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.
You live in the States, I live next to Russia.

I think I know more about socialism than you ever will.

Brainwashing is amazing isn't it -- Works a treat in socialist countries!

The fact that you consider Russia a socialist country shows us all we need when it comes down to your grasp on reality. Next you'll be telling us they are our #1 geopolitical foe!
If anything Russia is the poster child for displaying that Capitalism and freedom are far from synonymous, contrary to what you/most of america has been taught.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 23:10 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Cutter wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 19:54:
Spot on. Too many people bat around the word socialist without understanding what it means in the context of a democracy - particularly in the US where many have been brainwashed into using it in a negative context.

Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.

Socialism in it's purest form? The gov't controls, takes for those who succeed and give it to people the Govt deems worthy. First step toward communism. And that, my friend, is fucked -- so keep it the fuck out of America thank you very much. Immigrants still flock the hell out of shithole socialist governments to live in a non socialist America. Now you tell me ONE American leaving here to go live in a socialist country. So naive...


Thank you for providing us with an example of what he was talking about.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 22:33 Draugr
 
Prez wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 17:25:
I don't get his complaint at all. In-game advertising is a cynical money grab and annoying to those who already paid for the game (obviously exempting F2P games). Having characters, planets, or other things named after the largest donors (without whom the game very likely would have never been made) isn't the same at all. I don't get his reference to socialism at all either.

It truly seems odd. Art, Games, and participation in game development I don't see as an issue of equality.

Game Developers usually just name things however they'd like, no one is demanding that power is given to the people. All of the arguments he would make against a kickstarted game would apply to the traditional publisher model, but I don't see him taking issue with it or expecting others to do the same.

All of the 'points' just fall flat for several reason, the most outstanding reason being that luxury goods part of a luxury service don't really determine social equity. At least, not in the way he seems to imply.

The only valid point he makes is P2W games are lame, but I think most people were already aware of that.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads
27. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads Nov 23, 2012, 16:56 Draugr
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 16:04:
Sorry Draugr, but I simply said the same thing that almost everybody else here has reiterated, yet you keep arguing with me about it while calling me wrong. You're entitled to your opinion however. Would be nice if you kept to it without insulting everyone elses however, but I guess that comes with time.

Actually, you and WaltC the only one who has mentioned this so if you and that guy are almost everybody, then sure. WaltC also is discussing Easy TuTu, which is a different thing entirely (since it mods the two games together, among other things.)

It just seems like to me you were discounting what is being brought to the table with this, without really looking into it, (You seemed to imply a widescreen mod is all it would take to replicate this effort.) On top of dismissing the fact that this will introduce the game to plenty who don't have the drive of nostalgia to bring things up to date.

As Kastagir has pointed out, People like us who don't mind polishing off an old game and putting some time into modding really aren't who this is geared towards. To me this has always seemed like an effort geared towards tablets, and they brought the chances to PC because, Why not?
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads
21. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads Nov 23, 2012, 15:30 Draugr
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 14:25:


So its confirmed, you don't know what you're talking about.

Wrong. What I said is that there is almost nothing here that wasn't already available. However, I said I was still going to buy it. There was nothing inflammatory about what I said, only fact, so can your hostile response.

When you say something like,

You can buy this on GOG, install the widescreen patch, and be playing this game problem-free within 5 minutes of reading this. So I'm not sure how necessary this overhaul was.

Then you're implying this is the only thing its bringing to the table, which isn't the case. It also shows that you don't know what you're talking about as you seem to think its the only change that has been made.

Unless it includes some pretty massive overhauls, engine or graphics updates, or gameplay changes

Which it does, and this doesn't include the new areas and NPCs included in the enhanced edition (which aren't available as mods.)
Hence, you don't know what your talking about.

Pretending that your modded copy of BG is as simple to get up and running as BG:EE is a big joke. I don't mean to imply its a big chore, but for many people they have no interest in going through the motions, even with an installer like tutu doing nearly all the work for them.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads
10. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads Nov 23, 2012, 13:42 Draugr
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 12:58:
With the widescreen patch the interface fits perfectly, there is no letterboxing or wasted space, and you can also change the resolution as well. So no, nothing flawed about the logic. Unless it includes some pretty massive overhauls, engine or graphics updates, or gameplay changes, this wasn't necessary.

So its confirmed, you don't know what you're talking about. Perhaps if your going to comment on something you should actually look into it.

Even IF this was a straight rerelease with just widescreen support, I think it's fair to say that the enhanced edition wasn't released for those hardcore gamers who played BG 15 years ago and are willing to take steps to 'modernize' the game in some ways on their own, or too add additional content.

Just like Nintendo releasing their old games, they recognize that there are plenty of ways to enjoy their games, even for free, but that isn't going to stop them from trying to introduce the games to a new audience, and there are of course the customers who don't want to go through the hassle of manually modding games.
 
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