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"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
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Signed On Feb 8, 2000, 21:30
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News Comments > WoW Plans Microtransaction-fuelled XP Boosts?
26. Re: WoW Plans Microtransaction-fuelled XP Boosts? Jul 5, 2013, 23:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MattyC wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 18:58:
Did you skip over MC?
Our guilds first Rags kill was rogues, plate, and healer resist only. All the other ranged DPS did without. When we got better at it, we were our servers first 2min Rags kill no resist gear, with only a touch of BWL gear.

Things like that, were fun. It's kinda like the night we had double binding drop. What burned my ass in all of vanilla raiding? I never had my T2 helm drop, and neither did any other mage in our guild. I got my T3 set completed before that and most had a mix of T2/3 before we saw our first helm fall.
 
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News Comments > WoW Plans Microtransaction-fuelled XP Boosts?
19. Re: WoW Plans Microtransaction-fuelled XP Boosts? Jul 5, 2013, 17:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
FloorPie wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 15:56:

Your guild example from what I saw in game was rare. My guild has survived six years by being casual with some serious raiders off and on. Yet, the main reason it has survived has been the leadership and overall quality of the members who wanted to make things work.
Well that's the thing right? It comes down to the guild, the leadership of the guild, and in turn class leads to do their work to make sure everyone is on the same page. By the time Wrath was finishing up the guild I was in was a top 50. Kara and SSC were both quite fun..in my book. What ended up killing raiding for me was stupid gimmicks.
 
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News Comments > WoW Plans Microtransaction-fuelled XP Boosts?
15. Re: WoW Plans Microtransaction-fuelled XP Boosts? Jul 5, 2013, 15:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
kamodius wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 14:27:

Sure.. if unending grinds for resist gear and soul-wrenchingly tedious attunement quests (over and over and over for new members) and having 15 useless people out of 40 were your idea of fun.

Sure. How're those rose-colored glasses fitting?

/backs away slowly
Farming resist gear war hard? I guess you didn't have any good guild alliances didja? And if anything, the attunement quests were useful for ensuring that those "15 people" weren't useless.

So...I guess that would be a guild problem wouldn't it? We had an exceptionally low overturn rate, because we had a main raiding section and a backup section for those who couldn't raid full time. Worked out well.
 
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News Comments > WoW Plans Microtransaction-fuelled XP Boosts?
8. Re: WoW Plans Microtransaction-fuelled XP Boosts? Jul 5, 2013, 12:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 10:47:
WOW...miss the friends, but I don't miss the game.

I miss both, but it's particular parts of the game that I miss. Pre-TBC raids, TBC raids and instances. Sadly when they made it "easier" they dropped the entire quality of the game.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VII
30. Re: Steamships Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VII Jul 5, 2013, 04:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 18:10:
The emulated PSX version is a 1000x better, due to graphical mods you can install. You couldn't pay me to play this half-assed 15 year old port
You know the PC-CD version is even better right? No emulation required on top.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jul 4, 2013, 17:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Anno 2070 is on sale. $20.09 for the base game, or $33.49 for all DLC included. Not a great deal, since I picked up the complete pack for far less.  
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Independence Day Trailer
10. Re: Saints Row IV Independence Day Trailer Jul 4, 2013, 06:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 00:01:
I hate youtube. Ever since they did that update a number of months ago, movies never fully play...always stop with like 5% left.....happens on numerous machines.
Yeah well the 'tube is a mess with cacheing issues and has been for months. So I'm not surprised, have you tried switching over to and then back out of the h.264/html5 beta? It's worked a few times for me on stubborn machines.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jul 4, 2013, 04:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
FFVII now availble on Steam for $11.99  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2013, 17:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Skyrim legendary ed for $32 coupon code: GFDJUL20  
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News Comments > On Sale
15. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2013, 08:24 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jul 3, 2013, 08:16:

Rogue Legacy is worth every penny of it's current $15 price tag. I've already sank 20 hours into it, with at least 40 more on the way.
I'd never even heard of it until this thread, damn looks like fun though.

As for FTL and luck? Luck really doesn't have much to do with it. You need to play aggressively though, and even the stupidest builds can get you through the game. The last few times I won, it was with a laser-cloak build, no missiles or drone support. First time I beat it, it was with a double ion-canon build and drones.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
12. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2013, 04:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2013, 22:44:

More people don't own it than do. I'm one of them.

Meh, anyway, nothing good so far on GMG sale either.
Really? It's a hell of a fun game, and pretty addicting too. Even the music is quite good.

I'm not impressed with the GMG sale either, sadly by the time their site came back up yesterday the "free UFO: Aftershock" giveaway had already passed.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Breached
15. Re: Ubisoft Breached Jul 3, 2013, 03:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Creston wrote on Jul 3, 2013, 00:14:
Has anyone gotten an email from them to indicate that Uplay has been breached?
No, because Uplay wasn't breached, but the forum(s) or some forums/websites were. The message that Blue posted was the one that I received from them minus the reset link.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jul 2, 2013, 21:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Is there anyone who doesn't own FTL at this point?  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Breached
3. Re: Ubisoft Breached Jul 2, 2013, 21:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Jul 2, 2013, 21:28:
Is there anyone who hasn't had a security breach at this point? I stopped caring a long time ago.
Nope. Pretty much everyone from the lowest company to NGO's to government organizations get hit.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 4 "Low Violence" Edition Plans?
10. Re: Saints Row 4 Jul 2, 2013, 15:53 Mashiki Amiketo
 
coldcut wrote on Jul 2, 2013, 10:32:
I wonder if they are going to put even bigger dildos in the game, to compensate for the loss of "other" violence
I'm up for a new achievement. The ultra-penetrator beatdown, with full gimp mode!

Must bead down 20 gimps, while dressed as a gimp yourself.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 2, 2013, 14:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 2, 2013, 11:02:
... A public trial where he would undoubtedly be found guilty would do much to discredit the surveilance state. Its a terrible sacrifice though...
He would never get a public trial. It would be held in one of those lovely secret courts, you know for terrorists. In the name of "national security" especially after the other revelations that have come up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2013, 14:48 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2013, 14:44:
Yeah, It did look like a phishing scam didn't it? I'm so sick of these companies that make huge profits and won't spend dime one on security.


Meh be realistic. A company can spend good money on security, to have it undercut by a 0-day exploit, or an undisclosed exploit.

Anyway, that "cute aggression" article is pretty damned close to bad science. I like to pop bubble wrap, simply to pop it.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
7. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Jul 2, 2013, 04:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well there's a few comments on the evga forums that people are seeing better stability with them. Haven't gotten around to installing them yet but maybe tomorrow.  
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Jul 2, 2013, 00:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
GMG is finally back up.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
27. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 1, 2013, 19:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
shihonage wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 18:18:
USB 3.0 support - download a driver.

The rest are buzzwords a hardcore nerd might drool over, but they really don't mean squat.

Here's an example of a must-have upgrade: Windows 2000 to Windows XP. Why ?

Because

a)proper hyperthreading support at the time when HT became popular
b)Cleartype at the time when LCDs were massively gaining popularity

Windows 8 has nothing like that on it.
Well downloading a driver is good...for those "hardcore nerds" as it were. Most people can't install a printer without managing to hose the installation even with an 8 or 16 step sheet of paper.

Timer coalescing isn't a buzz word, rather the current implementation is meant to mean to fix the near-inevitable problems that IRQ and other interrupts have been having for the last decade and poor or no proper escalation of a device in the system bus. I'm guessing you either don't know, or didn't know about it. Including the various tools that "the nerds" used to use to bump various devices manually higher up on the timer and interrupt chain. Making it so that it's handled natively is a very good thing. And that's not even touching software handling for unique software assignments in the chain, or recovery states.

Advanced GPU recover again isn't a buzzword. Rather it stops the BSOD issues that GPU's had for quite a while. Fixed for the most part about 3 years ago, with the new WDDM overhead, and seems to be fully and completly invisible to the user in Win8 which is nice. Though *not* being told could mean you're missing something serious such as a failing GPU.

And while eDrive support or the phrase is indeed a buzzword, several of my friends who sell the bloody things up here in Canada at the wholesale level have seen a massive up-swing in sales since the massive NSA spying scandal hit. And people have been picking up Win8 to have native support for that which is interesting.
 
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