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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns in October
17. Re: Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns in October Aug 30, 2015, 01:26 JohnBirshire
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 21:42:

So you bought the expansion.... But don't want it?

I didn't think it made any sense to buy the core game only, when they were offering it for free if I bought the expansion. I didn't want to have to turn around and buy the expansion a month after I just bought the core game if I liked it enough to keep playing.

But then they make the core game free to play a day later, defeating the point. If I end up not liking the game, I just threw $50 away. I'll send support a message asking for a refund, see what they say, and stick to the core game for now. If they refuse, I'll reverse the payment, telling my card carrier that they started giving it away for free a day later.

If you buy an item in a store, then it goes on sale the next day, you can return it and get the sale price. They should have offered something similar here, but didn't.

 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns in October
12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns in October Aug 29, 2015, 21:08 JohnBirshire
 
Bah!!!

This pisses me off. I paid $50 to preorder so I can start playing the base game, and then 24 hours later I read that it is going FTP. I am half tempted to call my CC and reverse the transaction.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Open Beta
4. Better than I expected... Aug 29, 2015, 15:28 JohnBirshire
 
I randomly play CoD games, as some are worth buying, some are worth skipping.

Was pretty skeptical based on forum comments and the fact that I wasn't very impressed by gameplay videos, but I downloaded the beta and it is actually a pretty good game.

A lot of diversity with templates due to many options with kits and special abilities, and the sound effects are a notable improvement.

Some of the default options were "huh?!", like mic always on unless you change it to push to talk, FoV starting at 65 *can bump up to 90*, etc. So make sure you look at the options before you start playing.

Some CoD are a lot of fun, some are a must-miss, but this one is something I'll give some thought to buying.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2015, 20:35 JohnBirshire
 
Either Blue himself, or a regular website visiter that forwards him stories, is an anti-bitcoin shill. Just negative story after negative story after negative story posted here.

Bitcoin could cure cancer, and you'd still only find a negative story about it on bluesnews, lol.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Weekend Underway
8. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Weekend Underway Aug 8, 2015, 23:35 JohnBirshire
 
Is this game still considered "skill" based?

Or did they introduce skill/gear grind, aka time played>skill.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Name Recycling Coming
1. Re: World of Warcraft Name Recycling Coming Jun 21, 2015, 10:45 JohnBirshire
 
King Vuvuzela and Bieber Hair are both invalid names, good attempt at being funny though.  
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News Comments > GTA Online Update Next Week
4. Re: GTA Online Update Next Week Jun 1, 2015, 22:01 JohnBirshire
 
I haven't really had any matchmaking issues at all, and my friend and I play just fine.

My only gripes are that I wish they'd add the ability to skip cut-scenes in heists, as there is always some random player who hasn't done it before, so we all have to sit through the intro.

I'd also like it if they removed penalties for destroying people's vehicles, it ruins freeroam PvP.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
9. Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore May 29, 2015, 19:49 JohnBirshire
 
I played it a little bit...feels just like every other MOBA game I've ever played.

Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch...all are almost carbon copies of other games with a few minor differences thrown in.

Blizzard used to be leaders, now they are followers.

Somehow the culture changed at Blizzard, and needs to be changed back.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Modding Clarified
4. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Modding Clarified May 7, 2015, 19:53 JohnBirshire
 
PHJF wrote on May 7, 2015, 19:35:

Every time I tried GTAO I found it solely populated by disruptive and/or griefing players. The heists implementation was beyond fucking awful.

Is it? I play online, but haven't done a Heist yet, as I've only put about 10 hours in so far and am still leveling up. However, I haven't seen/heard anyone complain about the heists yet.
 
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News Comments > Ultima 8 Free on Origin
6. Re: Ultima 8 Free on Origin Apr 28, 2015, 23:13 JohnBirshire
 
After losing my mind about how undescribably awesome Ultima 7 was, my favorite game of all time, I couldn't wait for Ultima 8 to be released...and it turned into my biggest disappointment in gaming thus far.

Maybe if Origin paid people to play it, this might not be a bad deal.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
180. Re: LOL at the 1st person FOV!!! Apr 14, 2015, 00:06 JohnBirshire
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 23:17:
DangerDog wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 22:55:
JohnBirshire wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 21:18:
Come on Rockstar, this isn't the frickin console version! FOV is so absurd, it literally feels like you are looking through binoculars.

Anybody know how to adjust? *facepalm*

looked at the settings file, no mention of FOV. I guess it'll require someone to mod it. Looks like it maxes out at 80, your weapon doesn't scale either.

I also find the camera options for the car rather weak, no bumper cam view They over did the camera bob when you use "hood" view and it's not centered.


There is an FoV slider in the options. But I guess it's easier to be stupid or jump to conclusions than look for yourself.


You talking about that FoV slider that changes it from like shit to still shit? Nice try, defending this consolitus garbage decision. They should have known better.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
169. Re: How do you get rid of the pre-order bonus money? Apr 13, 2015, 22:44 JohnBirshire
 
nin wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 22:37:
JohnBirshire wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 22:31:
I pre-ordered so I could pre-load and play as soon as it was released.

I don't want frickin money cheat codes, lame. How do I get rid of it? Is there something I can buy, and then destroy?

Dump it all in the stock market. Just let it sit and never claim it.


What if I want to legitimately use the stock market? Can I open separate accounts? Or is anything I add going to get added to my original amount?
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
167. How do you get rid of the pre-order bonus money? Apr 13, 2015, 22:31 JohnBirshire
 
I pre-ordered so I could pre-load and play as soon as it was released.

I don't want frickin money cheat codes, lame. How do I get rid of it? Is there something I can buy, and then destroy?
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
160. LOL at the 1st person FOV!!! Apr 13, 2015, 21:18 JohnBirshire
 
Come on Rockstar, this isn't the frickin console version! FOV is so absurd, it literally feels like you are looking through binoculars.

Anybody know how to adjust? *facepalm*
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
95. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 13, 2015, 19:03 JohnBirshire
 
When I try to launch, it says "An error occurred, content still encrypted".

Is there something I need to do on my end? Or they just didn't launch at 7?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Internet Speed Testing
1. Re: GOG.com Internet Speed Testing Apr 4, 2015, 15:19 JohnBirshire
 
Sweet, we'll be able to download 20 mb games so fast now!!!!!!!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 29, 2015, 13:15 JohnBirshire
 
The Steam pre-order bonus for GTAV is absolutely worthless. Why would I want a money cheat as my pre-order bonus? Should have included some actual content or cosmetic items.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2015, 15:38 JohnBirshire
 
Ever since Gamestop fired a reviewer for giving a bad review to a game, whose developer happened to finance Gamestop, I haven't been back.  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Beta Patch & Character Wipe
3. Oh no!!! Feb 5, 2015, 13:20 JohnBirshire
 
They are deleting my character?! I am going to lose all my hard earned loot! *An empty water bottle...spent 20 hours looting 500 containers and finally found something*

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2015, 12:09 JohnBirshire
 
I bought H1Z1 because I was so desperate to play a DayZ game that didn't have an atrocious interface. The game is much smoother, but the only thing there is to do is walk around and open empty container after empty container. I've looted well over 500+ things, and all I have to show for it is a couple pair of goggles.

How frickin hard is it to make this type of game that doesn't suck?! Every other genre has games that don't suck, but this genre can't manage a single one.
 
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