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Nickname Will W
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Signed On Nov 16, 2006, 17:56
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News Comments > StarCraft II Q&A
14. Re: No subject Feb 17, 2008, 13:02 Will W
 
How much revenue have I generated for myself? None. For Blizzard? I've bought it twice...once when it came out and again in a "battle chest type of thing"

If only "most" of the people you are referring to won't play against random people, then some will...hence my argument isn't "null and void". I'm guessing you didn't claim that ALL won't play against random people since you know it wouldn't be true. There's griefers in every game, and most of them are people who spend way too much time in the game and derive their enjoyment out of making the game unenjoyable to others. Maybe you and the people you know don't do that, but the ones that do are a whole hell of alot more visible because they DO play against random people. There are too many games out there for a company to think they can have that kind of crap going on in their multiplayer and get a good word of mouth going.

I'm glad you don't like "dumbed down" games. You seem like another person who thinks all games are written for you because you like the game. Publishers like Blizzard make games that appeal to the largest possible number of players since they make money on initial sales, this isn't an MMO.

I'm glad you don't bitch to your friends when you get beat at a game, I guess that makes you a bastion for the gaming industry. You should get a cape and a pair of tights for your contribution. But there's no fun in playing in a hopeless game against people who use "perfect" strategy and judge their play based on their "actions per minute".

And do you really think there are more of those people out there then there are people who just like to have a fun game against their friends of, god forbid, a random stranger of equal skill? I'd love to play golf against Tiger Woods once or twice, but I sure as hell wouldn't want to continually get matched against him in pick-up games at the local golf club.

If your life has a lot at stake in a video game that hasn't been released yet, I can't help you...I'm not a mental health professional.

 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Q&A
11. No subject Feb 17, 2008, 11:57 Will W
 
I love the comments that act like people who play a game 24 hours a day 7 days a week have more "at stake". We all pay the same price. Alot of "hardcore" RTS people hurt the game more then help it since they spend a good portion of their time beating on new players.

Change the units, make people come up with new strategies. How else do you expect to draw in a NEW audience and not just the "I'm more important because even though I spent the same $$ on the game I use it more!" people. Sadly enough for them....they don't have some mystical extra pull on new customers for Blizzard...someone who tells his friends "There's no point in playing that game multiplayer, the peopl will just trounce you" has alot more pull.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
9. No subject Jan 28, 2008, 11:00 Will W
 
Someone needs to tell my wife that the buttocks are a sexual organ....she keeps telling me they're not made for that. I finally have government proof!

 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
10. No subject Dec 25, 2007, 23:59 Will W
 
I don't think he's saying it's the fault of the Blu-ray format.

I think he's saying, as he states at the beginning of his article, that there were manufacturing glitches AND publicity glitches. He's saying that It doesn't matter that it's not the "fault" of "Blu-Ray" as a format because these discs were dual format, and people are seeing a flawless release in the HD-DVD side, and a FLAWED release in the Blu-Ray side...This may push consumers to feel that the Blu-Ray format is at fault and thus purchase HD-DVD instead.

I think he hit it head on, although if I read into it, it does seem like he's got a chip on his shoulder for Blu-Ray.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Blu-Ray Dec 11, 2007, 17:08 Will W
 
nin...

You're showing a decline in the share of Blu-ray over HD-DVD with your numbers there...Year to date vs over this weekend...it may not prove anything, but if I were to look at those numbers I'd say that HD-DVD may be losing now, but they're catching up!

 
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News Comments > ATI Gets Steamier
25. Re: No subject Dec 11, 2007, 16:43 Will W
 
" They really need to do more to tempt prospective ATI graphics card buyers by way of offering something more substantial "

You mean like "Availability and Price"? Come on now, you want the card when you want it, for what you want to pay, and expect them to do all that PLUS give you a NEW game? Sounds like you bit with the first two, I don't know why they'd bother adding the third.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Violent Games Report Dec 5, 2007, 10:57 Will W
 
Yeah, I'm glad to see they're putting a good portion of the blame on the parents.

Look, I don't have a choice if you have kids, thus I shouldn't have to suffer so that you can raise them. If you can't be bothered to know what your kid is up to perhaps you should think about trading it in for a gerbil or something that you can legally keep in a cage.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: SP3 Nov 20, 2007, 09:36 Will W
 
I disagree, I think that his edited quote was very funny.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Next Life
1. No subject Nov 16, 2007, 12:35 Will W
 
$10 says that in the end you wake up and it was all a dream/hallucination....and then gives the "Or was it!" twist by having something freaky happen in the "real world".

 
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News Comments > Mac & Linux EVE Online Nears
3. Re: Still around? Nov 2, 2007, 12:25 Will W
 
You were most likely thinking of Jumpgate (if by X series you mean X-wing series). That's still around too, and they're making a sequel.

EVE will stay around, they have a base of users that have so much time and money invested in the game they're not willing to move on.

I loved the idea, hated the player community.

 
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News Comments > Out of Territory Orange Box Deactivations
21. No subject Oct 26, 2007, 09:51 Will W
 
I don't get it...how is this Valve's fault? This is the fault of either the reseller not telling the customer that the game was region locked or the customer for thinking they were pulling a fast one and getting some great deal.

If you buy a game from a company in Russia and you install it and the game is only in Russian....is it the fault of the company who made the game? Even if the ordering page was in English? IMO it's not. The reseller, perhaps...depending on the circumstances, but not the company who made or published the game.

 
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News Comments > Portals in Half-Life 2
15. No subject Oct 18, 2007, 16:53 Will W
 
I was into the hovercraft AFTER they put the gun on it, before the gun I really didn't like it.

The dune buggy was awesome. That was my favorite part of the game.

 
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News Comments > Crysis Beta Follow-up
11. No subject Sep 23, 2007, 18:05 Will W
 
Man....$1.75 for a coffee? You're getting ripped off! :-P

 
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News Comments > Fireteam Reloaded Announced
6. What am I missing? Sep 5, 2007, 09:23 Will W
 
The www.fireteamrelaoded.com page is just a big "closed beta starting soon" ad. Am I missing where I can see more about this game? The "looks cool" comments and such are making me think I'm just not finding the site....

 
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News Comments > EVE Online Expands
18. Re: patch threat Jun 21, 2007, 10:28 Will W
 
PvP in EvE is fun....as long as it's not a large battle. The lag in large battles make them very pointless and even frustrating.

IMO it's next to impossible to experience alot of the "advanced" game content without joining an alliance. Alliances make the game more like work then fun, epically when you sit around for 4 hours camping a gate that someone MIGHT come through.

I've found EvE to be a game of choke point camping and super-lag-fueled fleet battles. It's too bad that the most fun part of the game, the small scale PvP where the server can handle the load, doesn't really exist anymore.

 
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News Comments > EVE Online Expansion Next Week
13. Re: is this game Jun 16, 2007, 09:27 Will W
 
That'll happen when having five or six accounts is seen as necessary to play the game.

Exactly. Their subscription base is growing, I'd be willing to bet that their player base is declining. Out of the 10 or so people I know who used to play EvE (including myself) they all quit after the first GM cheating incident.

Once you loose that kind of trust, you can never get it back.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Q&As
17. Re: Jeff Anderson is a fucking tool. Jun 11, 2007, 07:09 Will W
 
Wow...you guys are actually having an argument over which MMO is better? When you feel THAT attached to a game it might be time to step back a little and remember that the sunshine is out in the summer, and the girls wear bikinis.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Gold Farmers
14. No subject May 26, 2007, 22:54 Will W
 
I'd love to see what grounds they're suing on....If they claim that it's for spaming then they'll have to prove that the company did the spaming...Or if they want to use something like CANSPAM they'll have to be able to prove that the spam is service affecting. Plus Blizzard isn't an ISP so they might have a hard time with that....dunno.

If they sue for the selling of "blizzard property" they could screw themselves by opening the door for congress to tax US based MMO's or US based players based on their in-game assets. After all, I think congress has the theory of "if it exists, we can tax it".

 
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News Comments > Open Letter to CCP
7. No subject May 26, 2007, 22:43 Will W
 
I canceled my accounts the last time a CCP dev got "outed" for cheating too....I'm glad I did now!

The game has become too much of a blob-fest which was destroying my enjoyment of the PvP at the time. Perhaps had I devoted more time to the game I could have gotten "used" to it or something, I don't know, but I don't have alot of game-play time and when I play games I play them for fun and not as a second job.

Thank god for VGA Planets! :-)

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - UFO: Extraterrestrials
4. Re: No subject May 4, 2007, 11:53 Will W
 
This game is great....very true to X-Com...If you love the original X-Com then you'll most likely enjoy this game. There are some differences...for example you don't have separate lab space and scientists. You build a lab and get 10 scientists with it. Same for workshops. I'm not totally sure how living quarters work though, I haven't gotton far enough to try and build more of them yet.

 
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