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Real Name Milo Bloom   
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Nickname rist3903
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Description I'm just this guy, you know?
Homepage http://
Signed On Apr 13, 2000, 02:02
Total Comments 925 (Graduate)
User ID 3937
 
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News Comments > Do Gamers Dream of 3D Sheep?
4. Re: Bring on the 3D monitors Dec 1, 2008, 19:21 rist3903
 
I will wait until they are pervasive before buying in.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Left 4 Dead hosting Nov 28, 2008, 14:39 rist3903
 
When I say party hats I am talking about any mods that contribute nothing at all to gameplay or atmosphere. The specific mod put party hats on tf2 classes and when medics died confetti and a unicycle would inexplicably pop out.

It would be so nice to be able to filter these out so I never had to see them.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Left 4 Dead hosting Nov 28, 2008, 09:10 rist3903
 
I very much enjoy the game, but wish valve would hurry up and do something about this. I am not looking forward to playing against the inevitably party-hatted infected that are no doubt being cooked up by people at this moment.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Left 4 Dead hosting Nov 27, 2008, 19:01 rist3903
 
I really hope that anyone here who is hosting a server has not specified difficulty or co-op/vs. These settings seem to play a merry hell on the people trying to enjoy the game, as the difficulty level must be reset at every checkpoint if the group wishes to play a harder or easier game than the admin has preset it to be. Also, it would appear that if you attempt to play co-op on an admin specified versus server you will run into no special infected and after your first round you will be playing special infected against a quarry that never shows up.

Valve apparently intended their servers to be created as blank slates, but seem to have neglected to inform admins of this.

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News Comments > Gold - Left 4 Dead
79. Re: Fun demo! Nov 25, 2008, 07:44 rist3903
 
The servers are a mess. It would be nice to be able to filter vanilla servers with no preset info on them and ignore all the rest. I have been on some where music was piped in and played on top of the game and could not be turned off or down. So freaking annoying!  
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News Comments > Homeworld 3 Hints?
3. Re: Homeworld 3 Hints? Nov 24, 2008, 17:54 rist3903
 
This made me want to reinstall homeworld 2. What mods would you recommend for it?  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Nov 23, 2008, 16:56 rist3903
 
I do not trust these reviews.  
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News Comments > Gabe Newell and Chet Faliszek on Left 4 Dead
11. Re: Gabe Newell and Chet Faliszek on Left 4 Dead Nov 22, 2008, 13:03 rist3903
 
All Valve has done here is the equivalent of putting a heartrate monitor on a guy watching a movie. Sure, that tells you when the subject is excited and when calm, but what that tells you about how you should plot your movie is another question entirely.

Well, no of course it doesn't tell you how you should plot your movie, but it is hard data that can be used by people who have experience in storytelling to create scenarios that have palpable tension.

I have encountered a few of these during the game and was on the edge of my seat. Once a tank attacked my friends and I and had killed 3 people and was gunning for our last. The 3 of us cheered him on as he limped across the bridge towards safety, the tank on his tail. A smoker latched onto him from above the safe room caboose but he managed to kill it before it dragged him and inched inside. It was definitely a moment that will stay with me for a long time.

It is not a perfect system and there is room for improvement. Fortunately it was made by Valve. These guys know a thing or two about honing games, both pre and post release.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead
36. Re: Ships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead Nov 22, 2008, 11:55 rist3903
 
Thanks. Momentarily spaced on it.

I remember making a detonate dispenser key for team fortress classic. You would get a message that an enemy was using it, hit that and they died. Good times.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead
34. Re: Ships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead Nov 22, 2008, 11:40 rist3903
 
I tried to configure a suicide key but my config.cfg reverts back to what it is on steamcloud apparently. How did you add your kill key?  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead
23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Left 4 Dead Nov 21, 2008, 19:02 rist3903
 
I've been on a couple servers where my friends and I want to play on Advanced, but the server's set to Expert. So we do a vote and change to Advanced. But every map change, it switches back to Expert.

I have encountered this! Very annoying, my friends and I are going along thinking everything is going a well and then realize that it is only on advanced.

I am completely digging the random things people say every once in a while. I would repeat the memorable one for me, but don't want to spoil anyone's experience.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2008, 04:48 rist3903
 
Happy birthday, sir.  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 4U
86. Re: Left 4 Dead 4U Nov 18, 2008, 20:38 rist3903
 
I spawned as a tank in versus on the top of the hospital and whalloped the last guy clean off the roof. Home run!

I am a little annoyed that the other people talking in teamchat seem to be linked to the game sound overall. There does not seem to be a way to turn them up against the game sound if it is already at max input. This may be due to my onboard sound though. Anyone have the same problem, or even a solution?
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 4U
22. Re: Left 4 Dead 4U Nov 18, 2008, 07:18 rist3903
 
Versus mode is pretty awesome.

Co-op versus the computer is okay.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: 10th class rumormongering Nov 16, 2008, 23:25 rist3903
 
Oh man I miss the team fortress classic maps where the civilian was trying to get to the other side with just medics heavies and soldiers to guard him. The other team was composed of snipers and spawned in all these spots that weren't easily accessible to the other team. Incredibly fun. I really hope they put some of those maps in this version.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Do Z P Reviews Influence Videogame Sales Nov 16, 2008, 18:54 rist3903
 
I think he has a much more noticable effect when talking about older titles that a lot of people missed.

I purchased Psychonauts based on one of his rants about how people don't play good games such as that one and was very much entertained by it.

On a possibly very important but incredibly tangential side-note I went to the site that hosts said reviews to refresh my memory on what it was about the Psychonauts review that piqued my interest and my browser got all upset and told me this:

Potential clickjacking/UI Redressing attempt!

NoScript intercepted a mouse or keyboard interaction with a partially hidden element.

I am not linking the site in question as I don't want anyone potentially harmed by this if it is indeed malicious. They have been notified, and you have been warned.

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News Comments > Testament of Sin Renamed; Ships
2. Re: Eh? Nov 14, 2008, 23:27 rist3903
 
They probably didn't want people to think it is one of those incredible religous games that have been topping the sales charts lately.

Or, it is one of those preachy ilk and is trying to be a lot more subtle about it to stealth indoctrinate people.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Nov 8, 2008, 04:51 rist3903
 
It does feel a bit like Valve has foisted a beta product on their already paying customers.

I have high hopes for this game though, it is quite a lot of fun when it is working properly.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Early Access Today
6. Re: Left 4 Dead Early Access Today Nov 6, 2008, 01:54 rist3903
 
I felt pretty irritated about the later release but then I take solace in the fact that the game will be a lot more polished on the pc than it is on the xbox. I am not talking out of the gate, but incrementally with patches to hone it.

Patches that are much fewer and farther between on Xbox. Patches that Microsoft wants you to pay for.
 
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News Comments > Game Hostility Study Follow-ups
3. Re: Game Hostility Study Follow-ups Nov 4, 2008, 02:45 rist3903
 
These 'games make people who play them more hostile' studies make me so mad I want to strangle a moose!  
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