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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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News Comments > Thanksgiving Consolidation
3. Re: Thanksgiving Consolidation Nov 22, 2012, 14:18 Draugr
Verno wrote on Nov 22, 2012, 13:30:
Capcom reconfirms no plans for Dragon's Dogma PC after Twitter gaffe.

Shame, it's a good game crying for a PCs specs.

How annoying! Capcom has been relatively decent lately about putting their games on PC. when one finally comes along I have an interest in it seems like it's the only one NOT getting a PC port.
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News Comments > Black Ops II Patch Increases FOV
7. Re: Black Ops II Patch Increases FOV Nov 22, 2012, 14:01 Draugr
Vulkan wrote on Nov 22, 2012, 13:55:
why exactly? tv's and monitors have (generally) the same aspect ratio. i'm assuming it's "correct" because console hardware is incapable of handling a normal FOV.

It's because you're generally sitting farther away from the screen.

Actually it's because they want console games to run at a decent frame rate, so they give the screen less to draw through a lower fov.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2012, 18:26 Draugr
Steele Johnson wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 16:42:
I'm loving Win8 with my new system. 10 second boot time and even shutting down is almost like turning off a light switch. The resourse management is reasly good and all my games seem to perform really well. I was surprised that all my drivers worked when they did. IMO, this is the best Win OS yet. And who really cares about the tiles? I just go directly to the desk top app when the system launches. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. The Windows key finally makes sense now.

So you're big selling point is boot times?

Seems to me like you would have been better off running windows 7 off of a 64gb SSD, and it would have cost as much as upgrading to windows 8, but instead you'd still have the snappy boot times AND you wouldn't need to go through the hassle of extra steps to get to the UI you're using anyway (The desktop.)
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2012, 15:07 Draugr
SectorEffector wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 14:46:
That entire croteam thread needed to die.

If you want win 8, download classic shell, disable hot corners and you ALMOST will never even know you're using win 8. Who gives a flying fuck if you don't have metro tile support for your game, seriously nobody fucking cares about that shit unless your a 13 yr old girl or really desperately reaching out for anything to change UI wise.

Classic Shell, Win 8 with OG start menu. No change in my workflow.

once classic shell doesn't work... then I'm gonna bitch....

Then you don't want windows 8, do you? Instead of paying MS money so you can turn win8 into a gimped win7, you COULD just stick with win7. Why people bend over to make a new OS like the old OS they already own and want to use anyway is beyond me. Commments like yours just further highlights the bad UI decisions.

You've apparently missed the point the croteam thread was trying to make.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2012, 16:44 Draugr
MajorD wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 14:32:
This is a real shame.

I have heard & read more stories of business having to shutdown due to union strikes. So, in the middle of a recession, with unemployment at an all time high, they'll go on strike for more money and better benefits, which the companies simply can not afford as it is, because they are barely sustaining in the current state of the economy, and will eventually lead to the companies having to shutdown their operations. So what have they gained? //Shakes headů.

Unions 'might' still have their place in various sectors, but definitely not all anymore. In this day and age they aren't as isolated as they once were, and have definitely become more volatile.

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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2
25. Re: Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2 Nov 13, 2012, 01:16 Draugr
loomy wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 23:14:
Bhruic wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:27:
loomy wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:21:
In other words, "we're making Mass Effect a shooter now because those make a lot of money. It seems like Halo anyway so why not."

What a dumb statement. The previous versions used the UE3 engine, and managed to not be "a shooter", so why does the change to the Frostbite engine somehow mean it'll be a shooter? The engine has nothing to do with what type of game you end up with. Hell, they are using the Frostbite engine to make a new Command and Conquer, and that sure as hell isn't a shooter.

The previous versions of Mass Effect were more and more shooter over time. Bioware Montreal's greatest accomplishment is Mass Effect 3 multiplayer WHICH IS NOTHING BUT A SHOOTER. So what's dumb is your face

Well, I agree with you, and while Bioware Montreals pedigree plays a part of why I think that, I think it's most apparent in their statement

You can still expect the pillars the franchise is known for to be fully intact though, including diverse alien races, a huge galaxy to explore, and of course rich, cinematic storytelling.

No mention of RPG/Roleplaying.
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News Comments > Authenticator Class Action Suit
20. Re: Authenticator Class Action Sui Nov 9, 2012, 01:36 Draugr
Satoru wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 01:25:
Prez wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 01:05:
Satoru wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 00:58:
Prez wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 00:26:
Yeah, if there is a piece of hardware (or complimenting software) that is essentially mandatory, I expect them to provide it.

This. It is insulting beyond belief that Blizzard would have the gall to charge extra or require use of third party solutions for security.

You don't HAVE to use the authenticator. Only if you want to use the RMAH. And you can use it FOR FREE if you have a smartphone. Thus the entire concept of 'enriching' themselves is entirely logically inconsistent.

I agree that the Class Action suit is a bit goofy, but their game is coded very specifically to strongly encourage (if only a hair short of mandating) use of the auction house, then obviously the added security of an authenticator is a must. It ought to have been provided by them instead of making people pony up more cash for one or use a third party one. The former is just a cynical milking of your fanbase and the latter is just carelessly dismissive of their own obligation to make sure people using their game's features are as protected as they can be. In my opinion of course.

I use the Gold AH fine to level up my char to get stuff. If you just play the game, and want to use the Gold AH you don't need the authenticator at all. If you have a reasonable password policy you're fine. All claims of 'mass hijacks' were just people with bad/reused passwords. And again you can get the authenticator for free via any smartphone, or even on yoru desktop by using the Android SDK to emulate one. If cost is really a huge issue there are ways around it. The auth is just added security, but isn't actually requirerd unless you use the RMAH. Otherwise it's just 'nice to have'. The problem is that people who use these games have incredibly bad password, or are easily tricked into giving them away for FREE GOLD or whatever nonsense they want in the game. User stupidity is the reason authentictors exist for about 95% of the population.

You only NEED the auth for the RMAH. and again you don't 'need' to use that. You can use the Gold AH to get what you need.

So there is a part of the game that you don't get access to unless an authenticator is involved? Sounds like getting screwed to me, especially when you consider this only became policy AFTER the games release. Parts of the game were taken away from you unless you met their NEW criteria.
I don't know or particularly care if its worthy of a class action suit, but them providing a solution is how I feel about the situation.
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News Comments > Authenticator Class Action Suit
11. Re: Authenticator Class Action Sui Nov 8, 2012, 23:36 Draugr
Tomas wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 22:51:
I get more Blizzard spam than any other type which is pretty impressive. That said, I find it rather ridiculous that I'm expected to buy a special device to protect my accounts. I can see it being necessary for WoW as it's an online only game, but for Diablo III that just doesn't make sense. I mean, I just want to play with my buddies on the LAN. Oh, wait...

So lame, obnoxious joking aside, I was pretty ticked when I saw all the account theft going on with D3, and when I was pretty much told to buy a device to secure my account that was kind of like getting kicked in the jimmy. I was under the impression that you couldn't use your cell phone for D3...did that change or was I just fed bad informatio

Yeah, if there is a piece of hardware (or complimenting software) that is essentially mandatory, I expect them to provide it.

They don't sell Guitar Hero without the toy guitar, if this is their solution for security that's fine, but they should do something to make sure it is widely implemente
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News Comments > BioWare Mythic Now Just Mythic
32. Re: BioWare Mythic Now Just Mythic Nov 8, 2012, 21:25 Draugr
Tehol wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 20:14:
the guy must have beaten up a lot in school.

Meh, I don't think it's THAT uncommon.

On a related note (though still off topic) I went to school with a guy named 'Courtney Love.' Poor bastard.
Everyone was cool to him though, I guess people figured he had it bad enough.
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Blac Nov 8, 2012, 21:21 Draugr
PHJF wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 21:10:
I'm not quite sure what to make of all thi

Damnit, I was gonna make a similar jok
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News Comments > BioWare Mythic Now Just Mythic
30. Re: BioWare Mythic Now Just Mythic Nov 8, 2012, 20:01 Draugr
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 19:57:
Creston wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 17:30:
What happened to your fucking Artistic Integrity, Casey? You knew fucking well what people wanted to see in ME3.

Watch out, she'll start saying you're a misogynist because you're attacking her vision.

Uhm, Casey Hudson is a man.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
66. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2012, 16:09 Draugr
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 6, 2012, 15:18:
Cutter wrote on Nov 6, 2012, 15:08:
Oh don't mind Thunbder, everyone knows by now that like most of the rank and file GOP he'll never let actual facts stand in the way of a good rant against the Democrats. Obama isn't a miracle worker and it's hard to get anything done when the GOP oppose the man at every turn no matter how much he strives to cross the aisle and work together. And how would Romney's plans be any better? Oh wait, he doesn't have any. At leas none that he's shared publicly. What we've seen privately is that he believes at least 47% of the country are parasites who shouldn't even be entitled to food. Yeah, I can see where the GOP is a real boon to working people everywhere just like they always are...cut taxes on the rich and big biz, farm out domestic jobs, keep letting the military-industrial complex bankrupt the country. And the most fascinating part is they convince their followers to believe that all the resultant problem of that is the fault of the democrats. Amazing!!! It's like the greatest illusion of all time.

And yes, there are pretty major differences in the left and right, just go google some voting records.

The fact of the matter is Cutter, his party controlled both the house and the senate for his first 2 years of office and he still couldn't even pass a budget. (still waiting btw) Yet it's still Bush's fault, or the Republicans fault, or its little Timmy down the street's fault. Clinton actually worked with the Republicans, if you can honestly say Obama has done the same I'll just come out and say it bluntly, you're an idiot.

Liberals amaze me at their ability to consistantly blame everyone else yet manage to never take responsibility for anything unless it's a good thing.

Said Rollinthundr, as he blamed Obama for everything that is currently wrong with the country. Undoubtedly a Romney presidency would never discuss the policies of the previous administration and how that effects people in the present day! 'It's their fault, choose me I'll do better,' is ultimately the crux of any election.

If you're completely oblivious to Mitch Mconnell's comment of making Obama a one term president, and you don't take into account that filibusters/cloture votes are basically required to get anything of value done, then I could see why you'd think the way you do.
Of course that was the idea, All the opposition needed to do was sit on there hands for four years, not do anything, and then blame the president for them not doing their jobs. Funnily enough, the conservatives in congress blame Obama for them not doing their job and you're perfectly willing to accept that, while on the other hand you accuse Obama of the same behavior, blaming others, but when he does it it's completely unacceptable.
It's almost like you're a hypocrite!
The amount of cloture votes needed to even discuss things during these last four years of congress has been comically high, almost double when compared to the last decade combined. Everyone can think of one or two old conservative positions that were abandoned and decried when obama looked close to implementing them. Shit 4 years ago Romney ran (partially) on implementing his Mass. healthcare plan, and now he is running with the intention of repealing it.

I'm sorry you don't understand that spending in a recession is important to things not taking even longer to recover. Austerity has proven in the past (and in the present) to negatively influence a recession/depression.

Why look at any data though when fox news is around to tell us what to think.

Why are liberals so deathly afraid of coming to the understanding that we can't substain going the way we are. It's just not humanly possible I'm sorry.

I don't think they are, they just have no interested in destroying the safety net to do so when we're ready to go to war at a moments notice without concerning ourselves with the cost. It's also fair to point out that gutting programs isn't the only way to resolve this issue. But for one side that is basically the solution. I think it's also worth pointing out that governments and debt don't really work in the same way you running a household debt does. Does the defecit need to be addressed? Yes. Is it the bogeyman it's made out to be? No.
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Nov 2, 2012, 16:24 Draugr
Jivaro wrote on Nov 2, 2012, 16:06:
[and then letting them continue doing whatever it is that is making them hot...except now with access to even more resources.

And what has made star wars hot over the last decade? everything involving episode 1-3/clone wars, os if those are your jam then I don't see any reason why you'll be disappointed with whats to follow. Just like when George lucas was running the show, I'm not expecting too much. I don't really see it as good news or bad news.
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