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Nickname Will W
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Signed On Nov 16, 2006, 17:56
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Patched, Re-enters Beta
16. Re: Team Fortress 2 Patched, Re-enters Beta Dec 3, 2010, 10:35 Will W
 
Agreed with the majority sentiment here. I liked the game much more when it was more vanilla, played a bit with the updated classes/weapons, and have all but stopped since wacky hat, crafting and micro transactions.

I would still say I got more value/play time out of this game then any other since I was playing Sierra games on an 8086 IBM PC.
 
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News Comments > Miner Wars MMO with Preorders
4. Re: Miner Wars MMO with Preorders Nov 23, 2010, 13:49 Will W
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 23, 2010, 11:44:
How is the game anyways? I was thinking about getting it. I saw people were raving about it a while back. Is it still fun or is this one of those instantly fun get old quick kind of games?

I've played it a few times, I'm a sucker for space games. It's most definitely in the alpha stage now. Last time I played it was a month or so ago and it was like a tech demo...single player with not a ton to do but fly around.

I consider it worth the current price in it's current state as long as you understand it's in the Alpha stage right now and you don't expect too much from a game that's not ready for consumption by the general public.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
14. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 23, 2010, 10:26 Will W
 
space captain wrote on Nov 23, 2010, 09:55:
but then the chick starts fondling your nuts and you go "ahhhhh" and the jig is up

Not just the jig....

(edit for tags)
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 23, 2010, 09:42 Will W
 
My only complaint is that they won't honor a request to be searched by someone of the OPPOSITE sex.  
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News Comments > Midday Metaverse
6. Massive Censorship Of Digg Uncovered. Aug 6, 2010, 21:44 Will W
 
I stopped reading at the "teabagging" comment. I thought there may be some actual merit in the article till I got to that point, and then I realized it was just a liberal vs. conservative post yet again.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2010, 12:21 Will W
 
I use shock collars on my pooches ("Training Collars" if you want to be PC) and they work great. I rarely ever have to use the shock button, and then only at a low level. Most of the time the "beeps" correct the pooch after they learn the collar.

If you see other dogs approaching and call Hudson back, and she doesn't come, the collars offer additional incentive....which is then rewarded when they get back with a treat... Fairly soon they just listen without a beep or shock needed.

http://www.sportdog.com/Gear/E-Collars/WetlandHunter.aspx

Those are the ones I use since I've got 2 labs and they tend to find ANY water they can. Nice part is that they can control up to 2 collars with 1 remote.
 
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News Comments > Safety Dance
1. Re: Safety Dance Mar 23, 2010, 15:35 Will W
 
I thought I'd seen the Hacker in San Fran on this site before:

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/99920/safety-dance

And also

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/95324/safety-dance

Third time's a charm?
 
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News Comments > Metaverse
2. Re: Google Street View Mar 15, 2010, 12:40 Will W
 
When one of the options for your survey is "service for burglars" it really make me wonder if they had other colorfully worded choices in the positive like "cure for cancer" or "service for homebuyers".

I suppose I'm just naturally suspicious of a survey like this being put out by "myvouchercodes.co.uk"....Seems that the biggest benefit they get is having more controversy....hence the "service for burglars" option.
 
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News Comments > Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans
3. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 13:18 Will W
 
From this page:

Overview

Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

Anti-Piracy

The game will not utilize any sort of DRM protection, nor activation code. To play the game you only need to download and install the package and enter your login/password. As the game interacts with our servers during the game play, we periodically check for suspicious users. The game isn't locked to your computer, so you can play it from home or work


So you have to log into the server and stay connected to play the game as an MMO only or single player as well? If it's just for the MMO I wouldn't call it DRM....but if I need an active internet connection to play single player as that page seems to indicate, I sure as heck would call that DRM.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Feb 5, 2010, 13:21 Will W
 
People are marveling at the iPad? I mean apart from people who think Apple can do no wrong.  
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News Comments > Age of Conan Character Deletions
21. Re: Age of Conan Character Deletions Jan 12, 2010, 11:03 Will W
 
It would be nice if they told me what level my characters on my account were in that e-mail.  
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News Comments > Aion Update Video
4. Re: Aion Update Video Nov 24, 2009, 16:27 Will W
 
I haven't had to mob-grind much in Champions Online.

This post is about Aion, not Champion's Online, did you just write the wrong game title or post on the wrong article?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 17, 2009, 07:53 Will W
 
Nevermind, the bugmenot login I was using must have expired out. My bad.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 17, 2009, 07:50 Will W
 
The Apple story on NYT is subscription only.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2009, 17:46 Will W
 
The blacktop plants in our area usually close down in mid-November...depending on weather of course. They don't usually run later, but they do close earlier if the weather doesn't cooperate. So long as they finish up and are ready to blacktop by the last week of October they should be all done for the winter.  
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News Comments > Fallen Earth Rises
19. Re: Fallen Earth Rises Sep 23, 2009, 06:37 Will W
 
Yeah, I missed the beta so I wasn't going to buy it...I'm a fan of try before you buy. I really liked the idea and the setting, and I decided that I wast $50 on stupider things so I decided to give it a try.

It has the typical MMO start-up bugs. I hope they can get them ironed out within the 30 day free trial, but as a small company I'm not too confident. The crafting system is similar to Eve, you start your crafting and it runs on a timer (you carry it with you) but it also has "skill points" for crafting that decide what you can make, so it uses elements from both styles I suppose. You can speed up the crafting by standing in "workshops"...so if you're gonna log for the night making bullets, you log out in the ballistics workshop and they get made faster (crafting works while offline and during server outage).

Combat is a tad laggy (seems to be server side) and buggy at the moment. The MOBS don't seem to be very intelligent so far, however I'm just in the starter areas so I can't give a real impression on this. The ones I've seen so far (up to level 10) just run up to you and attack. Combat is FPS "Style" (aim and click) but there's an added "stat" element to it (glancing blows). I really enjoy the combat, minus the lag. If you're looking for fallout 3 combat, this is NOT it.

Progression is fun. It's a classless system. You gain "AP's" (no idea what it stands for)...2 at a time...as you level up. It's like you have a level and a sub-level. You distribute the AP's as you see fit into a skill (armor use, rifles, pistols, meelee, social, medic, etc) for 1 point per AP, or into attributes (Strength, coordination, dexterity, etc) for 5 AP each. You can also get "bonus" AP's from doing quest chains.

I like the character customization, however I can't speak for how "exact" your build has to be to do "end game" content when you get to level 45 (the cap). I'm not overly worried since I rarely play a game long enough to get to the level cap, but there are no respecs so once you spend an AP and hit Apply, it's there for good. It kind of sucks for people who didn't play in beta and are experimenting since we don't get to see what stuff does first hand without having to re-roll to fix a mistake.

The community is ok...not great. They constantly pat themselves on the back and tell themselves how smart they are. They constantly insult other games (mostly WoW) and those who do or have played them. They rabidly defend the game, even against legitimate critism. Now, that is the most VOCAL portion of the community (on the forums and in game) so I don't know the "real" percentage. I have never once had a problem finding someone willing to answer the stupidest and noobest question without insulting me...not to say no one insults me, but someone is always helpful amongst the asshats.

GM's are almost constantly online, and instead of filing support tickets, you simply send them a /tell. Longest I've had to wait for support was about 2 minutes. THIS is one of the things I appreciate most about the game.

So, hopefully that answers some questions. I'm not going to tell you if you should buy it or not because I really don't know. If $50 is too much to gamble on a game, I would say pass on it and wait for it to settle down some or become less buggy. If they offered a free trial right now, I would most likely quit. Too many people use free accounts as no-consequences methods of just messing with other players. At least this way if someone decides to be an asshat they have to fork out $50 to do so. Tends to keep their population at a minimum while the game works out it's growing pains and establishes a subscriber base.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Leaked Trailer
1. Re: The Witcher 2 Leaked Trailer Sep 18, 2009, 09:40 Will W
 
If it was leaked then why is it on YouTube still? A simple take-down would get rid of it. I would tend towards thinking it's an "intentional" leak to generate buzz. It may have been created to sell the game to publishers, but what better way to get them all to see it at once...accidentally leak a video and wait for THEM to call you instead of trying to get meetings with them.....  
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News Comments > The High Cost of WoW Obsession
7. Re: The High Cost of WoW Obsession Sep 15, 2009, 22:20 Will W
 
I spend more then $1000 a year going out and drinking with friends, what's the difference between that and spending that much on a different hobby you enjoy with your friend....well besides the fact that his liver is in better condition.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2009, 10:27 Will W
 
I like the bold for "new" sales added to the list. Otherwise the bold is a little difficult for me to read.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 31, 2009, 12:14 Will W
 
According to this "article"
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/49982/David-Jaffe-Promises-To-Go-Away-Again


He got in a "twitter fight" and decided to refrain from blogging and such for 6 months.

http://stupidevilbastard.com/index/seb/comments/in_which_i_get_into_a_twitter_fight_with_game_developer_david_jaffe/

Here's an article about the "fight".
 
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