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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Underway
26. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Underway Sep 5, 2012, 14:52 Flatline
 
I still find the concept of "E-Sports" to be highly amusing and suspect.

Yeah yeah, south korea & starcraft, street fighter tourneys, etc etc...

I just find clicking a mouse and hitting a few keys *really* fast to not be a sport.

I'm waiting for the Spreadsheet Division to start up. Then you'll see some SERIOUS skills!
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Crowd Control Change Plans
5. Re: Diablo III Crowd Control Change Plans Sep 5, 2012, 14:15 Flatline
 
Beelzebud wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 14:06:
All they had to do was copy Diablo 2, and just add a shitload of content on top of those proven systems.

But that would have been admitting that Blizzard North knew what they were doing. We can't have any of that.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Crowd Control Change Plans
1. Re: Diablo III Crowd Control Change Plans Sep 5, 2012, 13:40 Flatline
 
*Applies palm to face*

So. 5 years of development (around 10 if you go all the way back to Blizzard North) and you're still fucking trying to come up with new game systems and subsystems.

I guess 4.5 of those years were spent refining the RMAH. Funny how *that* system more or less is fine. It's just the actual, you know, GAME that requires monthly overhauls and nerfs.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Underway
15. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Underway Sep 5, 2012, 13:32 Flatline
 
CrashTestDummy wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 13:14:
Starcraft II was built from the ground up as a multiplayer E-Sport game, and hence by design, does not contain a lot of fluff that other RTS games pass off as "innovation".

I guess "fun" is now considered "fluff".

And didn't SC2 like completely fragment South Korea's starcraft scene?

The funny thing about this beta is that it's completely useless because of how narrow it's going to be. They'll make some tweaks based on their feedback over the next six months or so, release the game, and in 48 hours have a completely new balance/polish patch that flies in the face of the last year of development polishing.

It's not particularly a beta, it's main function is to hype the release.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Scrapping Always on DRM
33. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2012, 13:22 Flatline
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 12:17:
InBlack wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 10:11:
Well good for them.

Now if only they started supporting their games.

How is Silent Hunter 5 these days? I avoided that like the plague due to the DRM and the bugs at launch, is it much improved or is it still shit?

As has been said, there's a lot more players dedicating time to SH4 than SH5, but there are quite a few good mods for SH5. Just go to http://www.subsim.com. Luckily, that's really the only place that has everything you need and it's a great gauge of who's interested in what...Personally, I have both and I still play SH4 tons more, but that's also because my interests are more in the Pacific campaign than the German one. You can get SH5 pretty cheap now, so it's not like a big decision or anything...


=-Rigs-=

Do yourself a favor and avoid the steam version. It doesn't patch to the latest version of SH5, and you can't mod as well therefore. Go on amazon and buy the DVD version of it. I think I spent a whopping 5 dollars on it.

And I've been playing way, way, way more SH4 lately myself. TMO is a fantastic, incredibly difficult mod. I've taken a break lately, since I'm not sure if I'll ever have another moment as awesome as a 17 knot running torpedo/cannon fight in black squalls at midnight, trying desperately to sink a troop carrier my HQ identified as carrying top generals returning to Tokyo from the Java invasion. I chased them for 14 hours at all ahead flank, realized I was never going to get ahead of them, and when the storm rolled in I dove in and destroyed two carrier troop ships and a destroyer escort in what was more blind luck than skill.

Pure. Epic.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Scrapping Always on DRM
32. Re: Ubisoft Scrapping Always on DRM Sep 5, 2012, 13:11 Flatline
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 10:11:
How is Silent Hunter 5 these days? I avoided that like the plague due to the DRM and the bugs at launch, is it much improved or is it still shit?

Broken as f*ck.

Fixing it requires modding the living shit out of it and hex editing the .exe file (I believe that one is for fixing hydrophones so that they don't have a 1 degree angle of effectiveness).

As it stands, there's some interesting ideas stapled to an arcade shooter (!) style submarine game.

If you mod the living bejeebus out of it, you end up with a really solid, fun sub sim. But no megamod has emerged yet, it's still a half dozen mods here and there collected together depending on your personal taste. There's no Trigger Maru Overhaul equivalent for instance. Oh, and for half these mods, to play the campaign you have to start a game, finish like... half the tutorial, save, exit, mod, then relaunch and go from there and never touch the tutorial again or f*ck everything up.

Which is a shame because visually it's a really nice game. I give the community credit though for what is essentially finishing SH5.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month
50. Re: Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month Sep 4, 2012, 20:46 Flatline
 
RailWizard wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 20:04:
Same goes for the movie industry. Hello Blair witch?

Blair Witch was a shitty movie with a great marketing campaign. It may have been an indie film originally, but it's success was complete industry hype machine. You're actually arguing *against* your point here.


And you're still a thief.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month
49. Re: Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month Sep 4, 2012, 20:38 Flatline
 
RailWizard wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 14:27:
Verno wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 14:19:
RailWizard wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 14:14:
That's good because rude and disrespectful was the point.

There are many ways to express your scorn of the gaming industry or Gearbox software without bragging about pirating their games. It comes off as very immature, muddies legitimate discussion and is pretty much an indefensible position.

Well I could lie about it, but then I'd be just like everyone else, and I aspire to be better than that.

So being a thief ranks higher than being similar to other people?

You've got a fucked up sense of morality dude.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Art
16. Re: Shadowrun Returns Art Sep 4, 2012, 18:42 Flatline
 
Golwar wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 18:35:
I think it looks really good, but it also isn't what I had in mind when I was told that we'd get a "modern SNES Shadowrun".

Anyway, it surely isn't bad at all and if the gameplay is good ...

To be fair that's not what was pitched. What was pitched was "an excellent RPG experience with great storytelling that hearkens back to the SNES and Genesis RPGs".

Not "a modern SNES shadowrun".
 
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News Comments > Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support
6. Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Sep 4, 2012, 16:25 Flatline
 
Even if this was a game I cared about I'd be fine with this. It's time to move on.

In that respect, it's also time to move on from 32-bit systems. I run, and my entire company runs, on win 7 64 bit now, and it's been a year or two and there hasn't been a single issue. I'm not sure *why* Windows 7 didn't come default as a 64-bit system in fact.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Art
7. Re: Shadowrun Returns Art Sep 4, 2012, 14:05 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 13:37:
It's definitely not right for a setting so dark as Shadowrun is. They definitely need to be going for more realistic and gritty. It makes me wonder how many people would pull their funding if they could or not have funded in the first place now.

At least the updates are regular. Haven't heard jack from Fargo and co in a long time.


How do you make a 9 foot troll with horns sticking out of his neck look "realistic"? Especially on the budget they're on?

I own a *lot* of Shadowrun books. And you know what? The artwork is more or less in line with a lot of Shadowrun art. Especially the 2nd edition art, which is the time frame this takes place in. You may find it inappropriate, but what I'm seeing so far could easily go in a splatbook for SR2, and possibly even SR3. Then again, we're judging based on 90% artistic concepts matted with some alpha-quality in-game art.

And I'm fucking sick and tired of "realistic and gritty". We've had 20 years of that in video games and you know what we get? Washed out, uninspired, bland fucking video games where the characters all blend into the back ground and it looks like a plate of dirt. If you want realistic and gritty, go back and look at SRO.

Here's SRO and "realistic and gritty":
http://tinyurl.com/8grgt5k

Here's Shadowrun Returns and "cartoony":
http://tinyurl.com/c6shsq4

I dunno about you, but I'd play in SR:R any day of the week.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Sep 4, 2012, 13:53 Flatline
 
Came for the obligatory potshot at "girlfriend mode", leaving a little sad.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Status Report
71. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 3, 2012, 17:04 Flatline
 
LgFriess wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 10:44
uinn, if you're into this type of game AT ALL, you'll get you're $60 our of it.[/quote:

After about 20 hours of gameplay I believe I've seen 9% of the map. I'm guesstimating that we'll have about as much content as an Elder Scrolls game by the end of it.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Source This Month
86. Re: Black Mesa Source This Month Sep 3, 2012, 17:00 Flatline
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 09:35:
What have you done?

Engaged in sexy time with women.

Held down a job.

Started a business on my own.

Built a camper trailer.

Y'know... life. As opposed to waving my wang on an internet forum over my video game chops.

PS: You suck as a troll. You must either have a shred of empathy left in you, or so little that we're watching the death spasms. Either way it's entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Source This Month
66. Re: Black Mesa Source This Month Sep 3, 2012, 05:17 Flatline
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 14:05:
The fact is they couldn't keep any of their promises. I hold people to their word, and when someone can't live up to it multiple times that doesn't bode well.

When you get out of your mom's basement, you're going to find the world is a pretty harsh, uncaring place with that kind of attitude.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Status Report
60. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 3, 2012, 05:13 Flatline
 
I'd also like to take this time out and thank everyone who talks shit about GW2, how WoW is better, blah blah blah.

See, the game is kind of crowded and I'm starting to see some lag here and there, and it blows. More of you need to decide that this game is shit and stop playing so I can go back to my lag-free experience.

So the sooner you succumb to the dark side and troll GW2, the happier I'll be. Unless you're a hypocritical POS and keep playing while you say it sucks and you quit. In that case, catch gonorrhea please.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Nerf Warning
20. Re: Diablo III Nerf Warning Sep 3, 2012, 05:10 Flatline
 
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 02:11:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 20:34:
Hrm, poor ToC DHs. Not that surprising though considering how crazy the damage was, for a Discipline skill. Still,the 1.05 patch probably won't be out for a month, so farm it up while you can, ToH users.

Oh well, still playing D3 occasionally, but really looking forward to Borderlands 2/Torchlight 2.

I stopped playing Starcraft 2 over a year ago, not sure about the rest of you guys but I've utterly lost interest in any SC2 'expansions' they are going to attempt to sell at +$40.

The sad thing is, it doesn't even seem like Blizzard is intentionally trying to hamper players' enjoyment, it's like they just don't even understand how to make a fun game or something. Nobody thinks .0000001% drop rates are fun, Blizzard. Also, screw the AHs.


All the talent that made Blizzard what it was, is long gone. Plain and simple. They were never good at project management even then, now that it takes them 7 years to put out garbage they've kinda become a laughing stock imo.

It's not even just that the original talent has moved on. As I've said before, Blizzard is drowning in money from WoW. There isn't any other development studio in the world who could waste 10 years on a AAA title, pretty much in development for all that time, and not even feel it in their financials. Shit Diablo 3 is considered a loss leader: They gave it away for free for anyone subbing to WoW for a year. Why? Real Money Auction Hall Bitches! But still, it's kind of crazy that they see it that way (but are generally willing to fuck the rest of us for 60 bucks though).

I'm starting to believe that "when it's done" is a really, really shitty approach to designing a game (note: not create/program a game, but design it) because it's never fucking done and by the time you push something out the door, it's mutated 50,000 times and isn't what you had in mind originally. Seeing "when it's done" as a release date now sends up a goddamn red flag for me, screaming "we don't know when to stop help us!"

I mean, it's taking 3 years to design and release a goddamn mission pack for SC2. And I'm sorry, you can object all you want to it being more than a "mission pack", but it's going to be new campaign missions, 2-3 new units per side, 2 or 3 CGI movies, and a half dozen new multiplayer maps. In other words, the same content that was produced literally in one year with Starcraft: Brood Wars.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Status Report
59. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 3, 2012, 05:00 Flatline
 
Yakubs wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 01:46:
Dades wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 01:37:
Yeah this is a high school debate, I'm going to humor your silly whining, listen deeply and nod my head while you thread shit because you need attention.

or I'm going to gloss over your bullshit and keep having fun. Yeah I think we'll go with door number 2.

High school debate because I actually want information rather than ad hominems? Classic.

"bullshit" because I called you out for lying? Classic.

You ask for real information and reply in made-up bullshit. It's hard to take you seriously.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 31, 2012, 21:29 Flatline
 
I could have told them for the last year or two that malware has been bypassing traditional defenses.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success
65. Re: Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success Aug 31, 2012, 21:27 Flatline
 
Anybody else already starting to get hacking attempts?

I had one logon attempt ask me to verify from Spain last night??? Or is the verification system fubar?
 
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