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Signed On May 23, 2007, 03:50
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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
71. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Aug 1, 2012, 11:06 MattyC
 
Ant wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 10:38:
... I would have payed them for a single player version of the game, it was the monthly fee and lame sounding end game I didn't care for. The questing itself, at least what I played in beta, was quite good.
Payed?

I.e. I just wanted another KOTR, but I would have settled for a single player WoW with a StarWars theme. I had fun with the SWTOR beta *shrug*. Ill take this for free, but I would have payed for a non-MMO. I just wasn't interested in their end game or really a new MMO. I had no issue with paying for the game, I just didn't want a monthly fee when I didn't care about the MMO bits at all.

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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
66. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Aug 1, 2012, 10:24 MattyC
 
D_K_night wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 23:00:
Closed Betas wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 18:54:
Icewind wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 18:47:
The MMO has been dead as a genre for years. I know, tell me how everyone and your mother plays WoW and that Guild Wars was bluesnews.com's special game...but you know WOW is only popular due to gamer peer pressure and GW is, well...an old folks game.

The genre is dead.

Now can we make some singleplayer games for fuck's sake?

Sorry, you are just way off base. The problem is the approach of making the game, cookie cutter quest storyline character development, with no true combat, catering to the young player, with no clue how to create an economy or spending time on itemization. This is why they are all choosing the BIG NAME IP's, as its a easy cash out...
Nothing short of big suits, sucking up dollars with no real care for the products... Technology will advance and this will change..

As for single player games.. SWTOR is a single player game.. lol...
So was Age of Conan, so is just about everything else.
Why its online is anyone's guess.. Until a game removes solo'ing ability from the MP games, they will suffer and the game communities will fail because it gives a reason to be a douche.. If you needed others, you'd think twice about how your acting in game.

Let this be a lesson to any other would-be MMO makers.

1) Please don't purposefully exclude essential things like combat logs, dungeon finder/raid finder

2) Please don't spend a freaking fortune on voice acting which all but obliterated your budget. Everyone just space-bar'ed through it anyways(the second time around).

3) Think carefully before you hemorrhage cash on a brand name like Star Wars. Kotick ended up being right along, and that kills us.

4) Please make an auction house equal to, or better than, wow's AH. And yes D3's AH SUCKS. WoW's auction house is the standard - make yours either the same or better.

Without the voice acted quest bits I am not sure what the point of the game would be. I had fun with it in beta and play to play the F2P version. I would have payed them for a single player version of the game, it was the monthly fee and lame sounding end game I didn't care for. The questing itself, at least what I played in beta, was quite good.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent
8. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent Jul 31, 2012, 11:41 MattyC
 
Verno wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 11:35:
Yeah I got mine from twitter by following them and sending a few messages. I know some other people didn't have the same luck though so I'd keep an eye for websites who might have keys to give away.

I have had no luck with Twitter so far, but I hope that changes. I have been looking forward to PS2 for a while now.
 
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
5. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 11:00 MattyC
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 10:52:
Since when does freedom mean everything is free?

While I don't really care about the issue, I do not think that was the argument. This is freedom to modify/inspect/redistribute/etc. Like open source, not free as in doesn't cost anything.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
36. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 30, 2012, 13:17 MattyC
 
Creston wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 11:15:
Dev wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 22:48:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 22:20:
Really would like to know the sales figures for Skyrim per platform.
Its entirely up to beth if they wish to release that info.

They won't, because then they'd get hammered by their PC fans. They want to keep saying the PC sells like shit, so they can keep getting straight cash from Microsoft for the Xbox shit.

If they admitted the PC actually sold more than well enough to warrant an actual PC game rather than a port, they'd have to give up their precious console. Far easier to keep pretending the consoles outsell the PC and keep programming for the lowest common denominator.

Creston

Um what? This makes no sense at all. Why? If they said the PC was the highest selling version they are still free to make console versions. To the best of my knowledge no Illuminati NWO lizard men would come and force them to only make PC games... Clearly effort was put into the PC version. They chose release for several platforms because that makes the most money by making it available to everyone. It was not some 1/2 assed port.

If the PC was making them so much money that consoles were detracting then they would just release PC only games. They are a company trying to make money not a cult. I have no idea where you got such a... bizarre idea from.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
19. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 26, 2012, 22:51 MattyC
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 22:17:
It didn't "luck out". Infinity Engine was a brilliant adaptation (or port, really) of D&D to PC. Sure, Baldur's Gate was rough around the edges (and all those edges were brilliantly smoothed over via its sequel), but every year or so when I get a hankering for some classic cRPG I always start where Infinity started, with Baldur's Gate. I wish to god BioWare had stuck with what worked and kept making actual RPGs instead of these dumb fucking Mass Effects.

To be fair the first Mass Effect was really pretty good. It had some rough edges, but it was solid overall. The series did seem, at least imo, to go downhill from there though.
 
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News Comments > WoW Mists of Pandaria in September
7. Re: WoW Mists of Pandaria in September Jul 25, 2012, 11:51 MattyC
 
Verno wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 11:46:
I think the addition of flying mounts did more to harm the game than it helped.

I dunno. It harmed world PvP to be sure, but otherwise I think it was totally positive. Travel time isn't really fun, and it is usually just left to artificially inflate game length. I probably would have quit long before I did without flying mounts.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Online Video; Campaign Mode Announced
1. Re: Shadowrun Online Video; Campaign Mode Announced Jul 25, 2012, 11:48 MattyC
 
If done well this could be very interesting. I never played 'actual' Shadowrun, but I loved the Genesis and (to a lesser degree) SNES games world.  
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News Comments > Penny Arcade Adventures New Episode & Free DLC Plans
1. Re: Penny Arcade Adventures New Episode & Free DLC Plans Jul 23, 2012, 22:08 MattyC
 
I still haven't managed to play 3 yet (though I have picked it up), but I can still say yes to free DLC

I enjoyed 1 and 2. I really liked the art style of 1 and 2, and I miss the player character, but 3's style seems to have a charm of its own.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III
9. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Jul 19, 2012, 10:23 MattyC
 
deqer wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 10:08:
Does anyone care about any news on D3

You obviously do. As do others. A D3 thread is always int he popular threads bit.

Verno wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 10:14:
Its a love hate thing with D3, currently Im on hate mode. Im pissed with all the shitty design decision, but the game has potential to be great, if they deliver on some of those promises.

Yeah that's how it is with me too. Sounds like some steps in the right direction. The whole alternative to the item hunt bit is silly though. Their item hunt implementation is what was flawed, people don't need raids or something. Collecting the items in a rigidly defined way by Blizzard wasn't fun and the items themselves weren't very worthwhile either, that was the issue. Hopefully they add a huge number of new items with interesting abilities and mods, not just a handful of legendaries or something.

In the future they really need to beta test this shit. Any prolonged beta test would have exposed a lot of these problems and the games launch would have been a different story. The game had some of the old Blizzard polish but had so many glaring design flaws and other issues that were really frustrating. I'm not as upset as some other people seemingly are but I have to admit this whole debacle harmed the Blizzard brand a bit with me.

On the other hand if this was just Activision alone the game would be dropped without fixes so I have to give them credit for listening to feedback and making the effort.

That is the way it has been with me as well. I am currently in the love mode though. I switched to a DH and am having a good bit of fun. I want to go back to my WD, but I will wait till they buff/fix that class. Previously I was in full hate mode and not playing the game unless friends bugged me to play with them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2012, 10:04 MattyC
 
Why are the 1860s a birth date option on Bethblog?  
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News Comments > Diablo III Game Limits Returning
14. Re: Diablo III Game Limits Returning Jul 17, 2012, 12:12 MattyC
 
wonkawonka wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 11:36:
I have no idea what the cheating is about, but it must be really rampant (and bots must be ruling the roost) because prices in the AH are insane for a normal player, and drops rates are epsilon (and drops are crap anyway).
I played 75 hours, much of it at level 60, quite a bit of it on inferno, and I have YET TO SEE A DROP BETTER THAN YELLOW.

Needless to say I stopped playing.

At 75 hours you either leveled crazy fast or you didn't spend that much time in inferno.

As for the AH, why use it? Farming for items more or less is Diablo. Drops do need to be buffed (they are working on that) but atm yellow more or less is the best.


If anything I would say paranoia from their history with WoW, not a lack of testing lead to most of the negative aspects of the game. They seem far too concerned with hardcore players blasting through the content and burning out. That resulted in overtuned champ packs with underwhelming drop rates.


The game is nothing amazing, but it is hardly a mess either. With the amount of time I have played / fun I have had, it would be absurd to suggest I didn't get my $ worth.

RollinThundr wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 12:00:
ASeven wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 11:38:
Being online-only sure has taken care of all the cheaters and bots and exploits, right??

Ask Krowen, I think he's the single person who bought into that line of bullshit.

Vs D1 or D2 the cheating/exploits have indeed been minimal. Not sure why you ever thought being online only would do a single thing about bots. You are aware of MMO bots yes?
 
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News Comments > UE4 Fortnite PC Release Next Year
17. Re: UE4 Fortnite PC Release Next Year Jul 13, 2012, 09:44 MattyC
 
Omni wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 09:16:
Epic can suck my balls, epic is nothing but a whiny bunch of greedy cunts there goes where the money is.
Fortnite is prolly not even worth pirating.

Yeah, screw those guys that gave us solid editors, mod support, and free mini-expansions. I am totally not going to even pirate their game. What jerks!
 
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News Comments > Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced
53. Re: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced Jul 13, 2012, 09:40 MattyC
 
This is beyond strange. Usually people on Blues are hating all over games and I am defending them. Here people are... ok with Ultima 9? I posted a link to the whole series review earlier, but this more or less sums up what I think about Ultima 9. If that is too long for you then this is an excellent short review of U9.

Seriously though, I cannot think of another game that was such a... well... betrayal of fans besides C&C 4.
 
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News Comments > Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced
46. Re: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced Jul 12, 2012, 20:57 MattyC
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 19:30:
Really now, EA is doing Ultima fans a favor. After this is released EVERYONE will be able to agree on which Ultima is the worst. It'll bring the community together.

I dunno, were we not all in agreement that 9 was really really bad? The review of 9 isn't finished (that I linked earlier) but it really sums up my feelings on the game.
 
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News Comments > Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced
4. Re: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced Jul 12, 2012, 10:53 MattyC
 
I will just leave this here...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2012, 11:44 MattyC
 
Interesting. Other than kimchi I haven't had much spicy Korean (though I live in the US). I guess Korean BBQ sauce is usually fairly spicy as BBQ sauce goes. Still, I wouldn't have thought Koreans would have been that into heat. The more you know I guess.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jul 5, 2012, 21:04 MattyC
 
Dades wrote on Jul 5, 2012, 20:44:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 5, 2012, 19:27:
What it comes down to is "how many hours have you played"? Anything over 100 hours for a new game is pretty good. Some people like to play games forever, but that is rare. Since it IS Diablo, it shuold probably last a few hundred hours (which it still can if you go through each class like I am).

Oh well. Any game "I" get 100 hours out of, I can't really complain. You can't do anything other form of entertainment (within reason) for less than 50 cents an hour....

What it comes down to is "how many hours have you played and had fun?". I could spend 800 hours grinding in Disgaea but that doesn't mean anything.

Diablo III's big failing is that the time you spend in it isn't as enjoyable as Diablo II. Big shoes to fill but they had plenty of time and a practically unlimited budget to do it. So far they failed. The game didn't need a raiding end game or something stupid, it just needed the developers to not fuck up the things people liked with the Diablo formula. People did the same shit on and off for like ten years in Diablo II, Diablo III is barely lasting a month for many.

I'm sure it was worth the $60 for many people but people rightfully expected a lot more from Blizzard. The name used to mean something.

I would have to regretfully agree. I still think anyone who holds that attitude about StarCraft 2 is crazy. I still really enjoyed D3 and I think it is a good game. If it was made by someone else I might even call it a great game, but for Blizzard? I do feel they slipped a bit. That said, I still think D3 is a pretty good game and feel I got the bang for my buck.

I wish they would give witch doctors a bit of a buff though. I really feel weak in later parts of inferno. So much so that I haven't played the game solo in quite a while unless I am on my DH. I do still play my WD with friends. I just would prefer to play the WD all the time. It is an interesting class that doesn't come up as often as the generic RPG 'classes'. Also the voice acting is quite good.

Either way, I still say the Blizzard tag means something. One pretty good, but not great, game is hardly enough to detract from their past.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Plans
47. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Plans Jul 4, 2012, 22:49 MattyC
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 4, 2012, 18:40:
You're the second person I've seen recently say Chrono Cross was *bad*. I've always considered it better than any Final Fantasy. When did it become cool to hate on CC???

People who wanted it to be as good as Chrono Trigger I guess? I dunno. I too had a lot of fun with CC, even if it was fairly different.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Plans
18. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Plans Jul 4, 2012, 13:47 MattyC
 
Linksil wrote on Jul 4, 2012, 12:26:
It's a re-release, not a remake that all the raving fans have been asking for. If you have the old PC version(I do somewhere in storage) then you will see nothing new.

I have to agree with the first posters, I found FF7 as one of the worst ones to date. Even 8 did so much better then 7, but everyone got hooked on 7 first I guess.

Different things for different people I guess, but wow I disagree with that so much.
 
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