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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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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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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 18, 2015, 23:02 JohnBirshire
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 22:37:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 20:48:
? WOW has rouge private servers.....
I've heard of those too, it's got to be what they are doing. What I've read about those private WoW servers is true, damn glad I've never tried anything that crazy. These days, it's probably insta-hack and capture. Flush

Almost every MMO has private servers, and ironically, some of them are even better than the official servers. *bugs fixed quickly, customer support responds immediately, servers are packed with people* They are big business too, Blizzard sued one of the WoW servers after finding out they were making half a million dollars every single month off of "donations". Didn't do much good, because they shut down and reopened somewhere else a couple months later, and that was just one of the 500+ private servers. From what I've heard, they stopped even bothering to go after them anymore. They are also good for playing older versions of MMO's that people liked better than the later patches, such as for Ultima Online, Everquest, etc. Free servers are everywhere, and very popular.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 18, 2015, 22:18 JohnBirshire
 
I bought H1Z1, but can't play it because you can't even remap your controls. ?!?!?!?!?!? *facepalm*

So far they are failing hard at basic game design, not off to a good start.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 18, 2015, 20:16 JohnBirshire
 
Did someone below just say games like Ultima Online becoming popular is proof gamers are stupid?!?! *facepalm* That was one of the dumbest comments I have ever read in the last decade. MMO's NOT being like UO is the reason they suck, not vice versa. *I agreed with his other points though, I think he is just confused about UO, obviously never played it if he compared it to Everquest*

All these "early access" games...have any of them actually been *finished*? Seems like if you ever want to play the damn things, you have no choice but to pay for early access, because they rarely seem to get past that point.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
29. Never ending grindfest... Jan 10, 2015, 08:47 JohnBirshire
 
This game is a grindfest that makes Korean MMO's like look child's play.

Before 99% of the players even reached VR 10, they raised the cap to VR 12, literally a month into release. *Edit: I've been playing graphical MMO's since Neverwinter Nights, and have never seen an MMO raise the level cap so early into a game's release* Now they've got a "champion system" which the current cap takes around 3600 hours to achieve, and I bet money that they'll raise it before 99% of the players even get halfway.

Only get this game if you can afford to play 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, if you want to be competitive in PvP. If not, play something else.

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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
15. Oh great... Jan 3, 2015, 16:04 JohnBirshire
 
Are we going to have to get an update everytime Steam has more concurrent users, just like we have one everytime Star Citizens earns 2% more money?  
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News Comments > Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com
10. Re: Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com Dec 24, 2014, 15:14 JohnBirshire
 
I love it when they give 45 cent games away for free.

Why even charge for it in the first place?

P.S. Rainz > Lord British.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Released
3. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Released Dec 9, 2014, 20:37 JohnBirshire
 
I've had a bug that makes me unable to progress, after numerous open tickets, I am unsubbing in 3 days.

It wants me to finish a mission I've already finished, and won't let me finish it.

Yeah, as ridiculous as it sounds.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Early Access Next Month
1. Re: H1Z1 Early Access Next Month Dec 8, 2014, 20:23 JohnBirshire
 
I bought the DayZ standalone, and I literally don't get the hype whatsoever. The graphics are bad, the interface is clunky, and there is literally nothing to do in the game. Most over-rated game I've played in years.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile PvP Update Next Month
3. Re: Path of Exile PvP Update Next Month Nov 28, 2014, 10:50 JohnBirshire
 
Hours played > Skill

The only people excited about this are people with 100 hours of freetime every week.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Patch
5. Re: Far Cry 4 Patch Nov 24, 2014, 22:05 JohnBirshire
 
After being talked out of the new Call of Duty, I looked into this, and was disappointed as well.

Did they ever fix the issue with mouse acceleration still showing even with the option turned off?

Anybody playing this online multiplayer?
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access
8. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access Nov 24, 2014, 22:04 JohnBirshire
 
Ultima 7 is still my favorite game of all time, and I played Ultima Online off and on for 13 years.

That being said...this game looks like garbage.
 
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
21. Alienware's make supercomputers look like toasters... Nov 21, 2014, 22:18 JohnBirshire
 
I don't know what all these dillusional people are yammering about, Alienware's are the master race of PC's.

A 10 year old Alienware can run Crysis 4, clone AI, crack BIP-38 encryption, and literally produce a AAA title in the time it takes you to troll about them on this forum.

Imagine what a new one could do!
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's "Biggest Entertainment Launch"; Series Tops $10B
27. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's Nov 21, 2014, 16:45 JohnBirshire
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 06:54:
Elcabong wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 00:31:
By far the dumbest thing I've done this year is buy this game. Myself and a large number of people on the forums have high end systems and can't get this game to even run. No help or any suggestions or anything from Activision or Steam.

+1

Game ran great for the first 48 hours, was having a lot of fun, great connections. Now it is almost impossible to find a game that runs well and doesn't become and rubberbanding lagfest.

After a couple days of running great, I had to turn off shadows and every other nice bell and whistle and I still have tons of graphical problems. The game is very choppy.

No dedicated servers even though they said they would. I skipped Ghosts, I should have skipped this one.....jokes on me. Never again.

Well...that is pretty scathing. I will skip this one as well. Trying to look into some alternatives to play instead.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's "Biggest Entertainment Launch"; Series Tops $10B
2. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's Nov 20, 2014, 10:12 JohnBirshire
 
There is quite a bit of irony in making comments like that against the biggest entertainment launch of 2014. They are laughing all the way to the bank.

I want to buy AW really bad, as I aim much better with mouse+keyboard than I do with a controller. But lack of dedicated servers stays my hand. How hard is it to have dedicated servers, when games with $70,000 budgets have them?!?!

Anybody here playing this online on the PC? Are you having consistent successful matches?
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Nov 16, 2014, 10:15 JohnBirshire
 
I have been playing RPG's for 30 years, crafting was non existent in 90% of them. Not sure I agree with that sentiment.  
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News Comments > Mount&Blade Free on GOG.com Fall Sale
2. Re: Mount&Blade Free on GOG.com Fall Sale Nov 12, 2014, 21:57 JohnBirshire
 
nin wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 21:02:
Papers, Please for $3! GO!


Crossed my mind, but the game sounds like work to me. Aren't you just closely studying things, looking for discrepancies?
 
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