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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews May 22, 2012, 20:00 JohnBirshire
 
I wish D3 would give us the ability to control the size of the minimap, it is atrociously large and completely unnessessary. I can't stop staring at it while I play, drives me insane.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Facebook stock SHOULD struggle... May 22, 2012, 19:56 JohnBirshire
 
All of these social media sites, no matter how popular, are fads. Facebook will inevitably be the next Myspace. Waste of investment money.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
83. I wish someone would hack the minimap... May 21, 2012, 16:17 JohnBirshire
 
The minimap is so atrociously large, I almost quit playing. Can't believe it got through beta at it's current size. It is atrociously large, and with no option to change it's size it is currently 4 times bigger than any other game.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Launch: Error 37 Gains Infamy
17. Interface editor? May 15, 2012, 22:28 JohnBirshire
 
Is there anyway to change the size of the interface? I swear it takes up half the screen. It's driving my OCD nuts, given the fact that I scaled the interface down to about 20% in every other game I play. There is no reason why buttons you can see perfectly fine at a fraction of their size have to be so big. And that minimap, ugh!  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Free Weekend
2. Pfffftttt!!! May 15, 2012, 20:53 JohnBirshire
 
They are idiots, refuse to merge servers to the point people are rerolling and/or quiting for lack of anything else to do. Then simultaneously spend all their time and effort trying to attract new players while kicking their current PAYING subscribers in the teeth. You can keep Bioware, I'm done with them.  
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Support?
13. Re: BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Support? May 10, 2012, 04:21 JohnBirshire
 
InBlack wrote on May 10, 2012, 03:17:
....but I swear that game mechanic just sucks major balls.

I agree, it makes no sense whatsoever. If you can resurrect yourself when you die...why couldn't everyone else in the game world?
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Support?
2. Re: BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Support? May 9, 2012, 22:47 JohnBirshire
 
Does anybody play Bioshock 2 multiplayer for the PC? Or are all the servers dead?  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Losing Subs; Gaining Add-ons
35. Their refusal so far to merge servers is killing them... May 8, 2012, 02:30 JohnBirshire
 
At level 50 it is almost impossible to find raid groups, and when you PvP queue you are seeing the same people in almost every Warzone. It's almost as if they won't server merge because they are afraid about what non-subscribers are going to say about the game. I think this game is on a short leash, they need to wise up quickly or they'll just be another small niche MMO at best.


 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auctions Detailed
40. Re: Diablo III Auctions Detailed May 2, 2012, 01:07 JohnBirshire
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on May 2, 2012, 01:03:
Diablo III...meh.

Torchlight2 FTW.

All I noticed is that they rushed to release it before Diablo 3...maybe they weren't as confident in their game as you are.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auctions Detailed
35. The Koreans will kill the market... May 2, 2012, 00:29 JohnBirshire
 
I remember when UO gold sold for $15 per mill, the Koreans started farming, and bam it was 50 cents. The same will happen to Diablo 3, they will be playing 24 hours a day in factories and everyone else will be lucky to get tablescraps for hard earned items.  
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News Comments > Mike Hayes Leaving SEGA
9. Wait....what? Apr 30, 2012, 21:04 JohnBirshire
 
Sega still exists?!  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Apr 29, 2012, 02:01 JohnBirshire
 
Jaguar's reviews are usually spot on, and I agree with him.

The combat is important. If I just wanted a good story, I'd read a book. If I only needed visuals, I'd watch TV or a movie. The entire package has to be adequate, you can't have one important aspect of your game simply fail.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Forgotten Realms... Apr 27, 2012, 02:12 JohnBirshire
 
Has to have something to do with his time, after they neutered the franchise.  
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News Comments > Space Quest Creators Plan New Adventure
21. Re: Space Quest Creators Plan New Adventure Apr 16, 2012, 04:08 JohnBirshire
 
I have fond memories of a lot of the adventure games I played when I was younger, and went back and played a few for the sake of nostalgia...just to be reminded how absurd and frustrating many of them actually are. Constantly getting stuck because the way to continue makes no sense whatsoever. "Ohhh!! I was supposed to chew bubblegum while blowing up a balloon before spraying water on it to create an extra dimensional portal to teleport me over this wall, okay that makes sense!" Spent half the playing time on my Monkey Island, Leisure Suit Larry, and Space Quest games I replayed simply alt-tabbing back and forward to check the walkthrough.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Update Bears Gifts
35. Re: The Old Republic Update Bears Gifts Apr 14, 2012, 18:35 JohnBirshire
 
They changed their mind, they are giving a free month to anybody with a level 50 character ***OR*** a legacy level of 6 a free month, and giving you until April 22nd to do it. Anybody who has been subscribing more than a month or two should meet that requirement.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Welcome Back
17. My favorite part... Apr 14, 2012, 18:32 JohnBirshire
 
My favorite part is how everyone expects every new MMO to have everything in it to do that WoW has. Nevermind that WoW was in development for 4+ years, and has been out for 7. So any new MMO would have to be in development for 11 years to match the content. Oh, wait, no. By then WoW would have been out another 11 years and would have had another 11 years worth of content, and the new MMO would have to have all that as well.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Update Bears Gifts
14. Re: The Old Republic Update Bears Gifts Apr 13, 2012, 12:05 JohnBirshire
 

Every society has it's heaven/hell concept.


Uhh...not quite. The concept is actually extremely foreign in many societies.

But yeah, I thought it was an odd line as well, since religion itself is a seldom occurring concept in the Star Wars canon, other than the force. *which is ironically not really worshiped or even discussed much outside of Jedi/Sith circles*

I was happy with a lot of the changes, finally being able to scale down my interface was great, the ability to make your gear match is nice, I get into PvP battlegrounds instantly everytime I queue as Imperial now, and a free month was cool. *although my father who plays every single class and has characters in their 40's and the highest Legacy level was pissed*
 
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News Comments > PC Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition in August
15. Re: PC Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition in August Apr 11, 2012, 17:54 JohnBirshire
 
Just what I want as a PC Gamer, to be able to play console games a year after they come out.  
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News Comments > 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass Registration
1. Re: 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass Registration Apr 11, 2012, 17:53 JohnBirshire
 
Just what every hardcore PvPer wants, an exclusive pet. *sarcasm*

I was always disappointed that they didn't have a 1 vs 1 arena, dueling didn't work nearly as well as you had to wait for your cooldowns or agree not to use them.
 
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News Comments > etc, etc.
21. Re: etc, etc. Apr 10, 2012, 16:15 JohnBirshire
 
I'm not over exaggerating, I used to buy roughly 10 times as many PC games as I do now. Because I knew if I didn't like it, I could throw it on Ebay and get almost all of my money back. Or, if I knew it was only good for 5-10 hours of gameplay, I could buy it without regret. However since most games now require key activation, I am simply unable to sell, so am far more picky about what I buy. As far as my dollars are concerned, trying to kill the used market for PC games has cost them 90% of the money I was giving them.  
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