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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > Asheron's Call Future Updates "Limited"
10. Re: RE: Follow up Mar 5, 2014, 05:50 JohnBirshire
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 20:28:
UConnBBall wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 15:58:
I think people missed the HUGE news. Personal Servers of the Game!!!

Yep that is what I read to. That is something that needs to become a trend.

There already are, and have always been, player run servers for almost every MMO in existence. I have been playing on Ultima Online and WoW player run servers off and on since the games were released. Many of them are even better than the official servers. This is why there wasn't much reaction to this "news"....because it isn't news.
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News Comments > Asheron's Call Future Updates "Limited"
8. Re: Asheron's Call Future Updates Mar 4, 2014, 17:14 JohnBirshire
I bought this the day it came out, and played 16 hours a day on the Darktide PvP server. This game was the only MMO ever where you actually felt like a god. I would run into a town and slaughter everyone in it, loot their most valuable stuff, run to a dungeon and do the same thing, run into the next town, etc. People would see me coming and literally bow down and swear their fealty to me so I wouldn't kill them, and then I would get a percentage of any experience they earned, making me even more powerful. Then if someone bothered them they would message me, and I would come running in and lifestone spawnkill camp their harasser into oblivion. The only person on the server a higher level than me was my best friend, so there was absolutely nothing to be afraid of, it was the ultimate power trip. Unfortunately I was obsessed with the game and had to sell my account *for a nice figure* before my life fell apart outside of the game, but I still remember the days fondly.

Other than Ultima Online, there has been no greater MMO. MMO's today are nothing compared to what they used to be.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Shadowrun: Dragonfall
14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Shadowrun: Dragonfall Feb 27, 2014, 17:44 JohnBirshire
Did they ever add the option to move the chat/dialogue window? For a text heavy game, it drove me insane to have to stare into the top right corner of my huge monitor while I read everything, made my neck and eyes ache. Huge design oversight *among many* by the developers.  
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News Comments > Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Patch & Sale
7. Re: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Patch & Sale Jan 28, 2014, 21:21 JohnBirshire
Are there any servers with low ping, with actual players?  
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News Comments > DayZ Sells 1M in One Month
31. Re: DayZ Sells 1M in One Month Jan 15, 2014, 00:05 JohnBirshire
Prez wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 22:15:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 18:54:
Prez wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 18:51:
Wow! Apparently lots of people want to be dicks to their fellow man, kill them, and steal their stuff.
I unfortunately know enough people in the realz that if there was hunting license for people they'd be on it. And not for revenge on someone you don't like, nope just the sport of it. It's amazing anything works.

Exactly. It has been said that DayZ is a realistic simulation of what will happen if/when society breaks down (probably without the zombies though). I for one would rather not be reminded of it.

I completely disagree. Some of the nicest people I know in real life are hardcore griefers in online games.

If you think video games are an accurate portrayal of how people would behave in real life, you are advocating the same argument as people such as Jack Thompson, and others like him who want to ban video games for ridiculous reasons. Can you not see the double standard?
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News Comments > John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games
2. Re: John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games Jan 8, 2014, 11:17 JohnBirshire
These VR headsets were a "craze" 15 years ago, then they disappeared. Suddenly they are reappearing a few years ago, and still only a handful of people seem to care.  
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News Comments > DayZ Week One Recap
1. Re: DayZ Week One Recap Dec 24, 2013, 12:12 JohnBirshire
So what is the point of DayZ? You just slowly sneak around picking up food and pop cans until you inevitably run into a large group of players that you have no chance against, get ganked, then rinse and repeat? I just dont understand the hype from the gameplay videos I have watched. And what is with all the rampart cheating I have heard constantly about, are the developers incompetant, because I rarely run into cheaters in any of the other dozens of online games I have played. Can someone enlighten me as to why I should want to play this game?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 22, 2013, 13:42 JohnBirshire
I am really looking forward to DayZ, but I am going to wait until the official release. I don't even like beta testing games, bugs/glitches/exploits galore doesn't appeal to me whatsoever, couldn't imagine alpha testing it.  
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News Comments > DC Universe Online Luring Back Legendary Members
1. Names... Dec 18, 2013, 19:10 JohnBirshire
The biggest mistake they made is unique names. Your super hero's name is extremely important, look at any iconic superhero, and their name fits their persona and abilities. I wanted to make a fire/martial arts character named Third Degree. It was the perfect name...third degree burns, third degree black belt. Taken. On the first day. On every single server. Even Cryptic found an easy way around character names with Champion Online with everyone getting any name they chose, if Cryptic can manage it, anybody else should. Epic fail.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 8, 2013, 14:08 JohnBirshire
The way bitcoin works is actually quite revolutionary, if you look at it with an open mind you will be quite amazed. *I made the mistake of blowing it off as a completely joke when it was new* Digital/virtual currencies are going to change the way money is transferred around the world dramatically in the next decade. As to whether Bitcoin sticks around is another story, being first to market is advantageous, however betting on "round one" of something new is always a gamble.

Virtual currency, here to stay. Bitcoin, may or may not be, if you buy it now and it does, you will make a lot of money, if you do and it doesn't, there it goes.
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News Comments > Black Friday Metaverse
5. Re: Black Friday Metaverse Nov 29, 2013, 13:44 JohnBirshire
I have been really depressed the last couple days, to the extent that I haven't been able to sleep. I looked at bitcoins a year and a half ago, and saw that they were "mined" using processing power. I then Iooked online and saw 100's of people buying mining equipment and figured with more people mining, and more processor power being used, people would just keep making more and more of them, and they would be worthless. So I thought better of it, and moved on. If I had JUST seen that there were only a FIXED amount that COULD be mined, if I had just read that one sentence, I would have gambled $10,000 on them in a heartbeat, and been a millionaire today. If I had spent 15 minutes researching bitcoin instead of 10, I could have retired. So dissapointed in myself right now, and I also found a forum post with 100's of people with similar stories.

Are they a bubble? Of course. But bubbles are fine if you make money before they pop, but I think we missed our chance.

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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
27. Every sale, same games... Nov 27, 2013, 17:36 JohnBirshire
Sleeping Dogs, Terraria, Skyrim, Walking Dead, Left 4 Dead, Crysis 2, it's always the same exact games on sale every time, nothing new.  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Curt Schilling on Amalur
3. Re: Quoteworthy - Curt Schilling on Amalur Nov 26, 2013, 22:03 JohnBirshire
Names are important, if you look at almost all iconic franchises, they also have iconic names. Kingdom of Amalar? Seriously? There is your mistake right there.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2013, 14:39 JohnBirshire
People who thinks PC games are "Free to Play" are casuals at best. You might be able to demo or sample a lot of the game, but if you want to do anything endgame related, you better start paying up.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4(?) "Nuclear Winter" Teased
11. Why do people make a big deal about this? Nov 22, 2013, 12:31 JohnBirshire
I don't understand the hype as to why people make a big deal out of this stuff. Of course there is going to be a Fallout 4, thats a super obvious "duuuhhh".  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
3. Re: Morning Patches Nov 13, 2013, 19:14 JohnBirshire
I still play WoW. Trust me, I have played everything that has come out since then, Warhammer, Age of Conan, Secret World, Darkfall UW, DC Universe, that four letter one that starts with an R, SWToR, etc, and not a single one even came close to meeting expectations. I am not hardcore to the point of not playing anything else, I also play Chivalry, B4, and SC2, but as far as MMOs go, it is still unfortunately?? The best one.  
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News Comments > Warcraft and Warcraft II Coming to Modern PCs "In Some Form or Fashion"
19. Both work fine now, remaster them? Nov 11, 2013, 14:15 JohnBirshire
I replayed both about a year ago for nostalgia, had no problem whatsoever with them. They work fine now. If they want to "remaster" them with some updates, more modern UI's, widescreen support, etc, great! But just "making them work" is unnecessary.
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Released, Reviewed
28. 8.5 review average... Oct 29, 2013, 13:49 JohnBirshire
Game has a 8.5 average, meh. That's just mediocre as far as these games are concerned, doesn't motivate me to run out and buy it at all.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Star Wars... Oct 25, 2013, 00:03 JohnBirshire
Being able to reserve a name so that nobody else can ever use it is asinine, multiple MMO's have created easy solutions to prevent this discrepancy. Then again very little of what Bioware did in this MMO made any sense.  
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News Comments > Blizzard TMs Heroes of the Storm
3. Re: Blizzard TMs Heroes of the Storm Sep 30, 2013, 14:50 JohnBirshire
Utterly unimaginative and generic name.  
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