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Real Name Ben Jarivnen   
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Nickname RenownWolf
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Description I make games, I play games
Signed On Jul 4, 2007, 12:52
Total Comments 340 (Amateur)
User ID 41676
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News Comments > StarCraft II Region Linking
5. Re: StarCraft II Region Linking Jul 12, 2011, 13:45 RenownWolf
Try the website, it's all about the crack, custom AI by modders etc...

Some of their AI is hell insane.

FYI I was giving a legit copy of the game for my b'day and I cry for lan when my friend and I want to practice. Thanks blizzard... encouraging people to sit at home and not be social.
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Jul 12, 2011, 13:42 RenownWolf
Yeah let's stop these damn evil game players when they are old!

When will some crazy new media come out so that games get mostly left alone like movies and music.... Maybe it's time to go full circle!

STOP READING BOOKS! We can't let our youth, our middle aged or even old people read these disgusting pieces of information. They only need a stick and a can in the alley to play, no more of this intelligence nonsense from books. Bah! Back in the stone ages there were no books and we were better off.

Down with Books!
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News Comments > EVE Online Player Exodus?
15. Re: EVE Online Player Exodus? Jun 28, 2011, 14:06 RenownWolf
Jay wrote on Jun 28, 2011, 12:33:
and most of these players were probably paying the subscription fee with in-game currency, so it may not even be a million.

I've seen this comment a bit, but it's not accurate. If you consider that the Plex is only generated from actual money in the first place, somebody has to actually buy the game time which becomes plex, then somebody is always paying.

If 5000 accounts were cancelled then 5000 payments per month of game time or plex is being stopped.

The CCP guys are smart for that fact, get others to pay the hardcore guys gametime so the hardcore can farm for the others.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 17, 2011, 05:45 RenownWolf
I've been lucky so far, but I already changed all my passwords. Finally forced me to get more than 5 different ones.

So now I have a notebook with a list of passwords I won't remember because they are long and full of crap.

*sigh* waste of a couple hours because of dickheads =(
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jun 7, 2011, 16:17 RenownWolf
Just to note Creston, Blizzard isn't independent and hasn't been since the first few years of it's creation as Silicon & Synapse.

They have lots of creative control and always have, but they get their money from parent companies. Currently, Activision which Vivendi is a majority owner whom are the ones who wanted the name Blizzard kept and wanted it in front for their new title.

It's a twisted web indeed.

All that being said, Valve is independent to the point they are also their own publisher for digital, but appear they still use the old guard for box copies.

Ontopic, eh, sell your product for it's value, you decide what that is dependent on the sales. People crying about it is annoying but meh, they aren't important customers imo and just ignore them.
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News Comments > Rise of Immortals Keys
3. Re: Rise of Immortals Keys Jun 1, 2011, 01:23 RenownWolf
I personally enjoy that you're doing it.

I have no interest is yet another Dota style game so I haven't bothered, but in future I will be keeping an eye out for other games.
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Trailer
2. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Trailer May 28, 2011, 13:54 RenownWolf
This did not excite me =(

This 3 split games thing reminds me of valves failed attempt at episodes. Watched my brother play through his copy in SP to see the story... the game isn't really that long and does the whole multiple paths which includes... like 5 maps.

A game like Diablo 2 was longer, and at least they called the next one what it was.... an expansion. Wait... whatever happened to actually having expansions and calling them as such...
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News Comments > Aussie R18+ Guidelines
3. Re: Aussie R18+ Guidelines May 25, 2011, 17:34 RenownWolf
We don't have a lot in common with NZ really... so not surprised we don't adopt their standards. You crazy buggers are allowed to import so many nice Jap cars we can't because of silly fat pollies =(

Though the double speak with the morality stuff is hilarious but I guess at least we are going to get a 18+ rating now.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2011, 18:33 RenownWolf
Cutter wrote on May 16, 2011, 17:54:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 16, 2011, 17:15:
LightAssassin wrote on May 16, 2011, 15:43:
it went ass up
Ok, I gotta ask... is that some sort of politically correct version of "Tango Uniform" (Tits Up) or did you just have a brain fart?

We generally say ass over tit.

Haha, all the same over here in Australia. Though I have noticed in a few shows they think we say "up ya bum", which honest to god, I have never heard before until I saw an "Australian" saying it on a American TV show.

Also, ass up generally suggests face planting, while tits up means you fell on your ass =D Unless, you're American and it's your... Fanny?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2011, 15:43 RenownWolf
Personally SG:U never caught me. It started okay, but once the alliance came onto the ship it went ass up imo. There was too much about the infighting, the fights with the alliance the awful love interest crap. Rather than exploring the new places etc... which is what I loved about SG:SG1.

Not a lot in the way of good Sci-fi atm on TV. Sanctuary is okay, though Doctor Who is either awesome, or bad (depending on episode).

Though I am impressed with the quality Fantasy/Empire TV coming out, lots of good Rome/Greek/Old English and even the Italian empire style stories going on (Game of Thrones, The Borgias, Camelot, Rome series, the Spartan series etc...).

Hopefully their so far secret plans for the Stargate series and possibly the reboot of Star Trek come into effect and make some good TV. Then again, a new well thought out series would be good too. I want to see the Human Empires in space duking it out for control of planets and resources... Yum!
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 3, 2011, 16:09 RenownWolf
I reckon she got herself a copy of Half-Life too... Mr Freeman...

Also, you think something/somebody would have been noticed sooner... 200k bill for a power meter wireless setup.
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News Comments > AoE Online Keys
13. Re: AoE Online Keys Apr 29, 2011, 16:18 RenownWolf
If you have any left, I'd be interested. Thanks Blue!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 27, 2011, 18:41 RenownWolf
Do you have anything to backup that with? I'm rather interested in the whole episode. Reminds me of something out of a sci-fi flick, they go in and steal the servers just after a natural disaster/nuclear issue and run with the goods.

Now that's some intelligent and crazy hackers if so. Very opportunistic too.
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News Comments > Valve Done with the "Isolated Single-player Experience"?
19. Re: Valve Done with the Apr 25, 2011, 15:59 RenownWolf
The Advocate wrote on Apr 25, 2011, 15:38:
I hope it is not in the dire sense that some are taking it to mean. In general, I dislike playing with other players as virtually killing someone holds no interest for me.

Yeah stuff that virtual murder thing, nothing beats the real thing.

Remind me to avoid you in real life then Advocate
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News Comments > Down Under Steam Pricing
3. Re: Down Under Steam Pricing Apr 15, 2011, 11:55 RenownWolf
I tend to buy direct from the US to avoid all of this, most games just need a cd key for steam.

Been happening for years, consider that the Au dollar is at 1.01 (it's more than atm) and that for a xbox 360 game brand new is $100-120 and that in the US they complain about $60us. Give me the US price any day, it's far cheaper.

Plus I get to skip on GST (10% tax) on purchase, and even with postage it's cheaper by far, even better with sales.

Greedy publishers or distributors are the issue, and they won't get the extra from me. I often skip on games altogether, although I wish I could enjoy them, but at $100 a pop (or $50 when on sale) it's just not worth it.
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News Comments > 15 Hours of RAGE?
7. Re: 15 Hours of RAGE? Apr 6, 2011, 23:27 RenownWolf
Err how is a 30 minute movie even close to a 15 hour game. 15 hours is pretty impressive as it is a lot longer then the usual 5-6 hour fps games currently being released.

I sure as hell don't want all my games being Final Fantasy style with 60+ hours, where it doesn't get interesting until after the 10-20 hour mark.

I'd prefer a good 1-1.5 hour movie over a 3 hour movie that bores me to death. 30 minutes... really, that's just silly.
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News Comments > Nuclear Dawn to Dawn in September
3. Re: Nuclear Dawn to Dawn in September Apr 3, 2011, 17:12 RenownWolf
A never able to released mod becoming a stand alone project.

It will be interesting to see where it finally goes.
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2011, 13:12 RenownWolf
The days of trying to get enough extra memory free in dos and IRQ conflicts are gone... OH NOES!

I've never bought a top of the line part for my PC due to the fact they just cost a crazy amount for at most what seems 5fps. A playable game with High (not even ultra) is fine by me. Most games I play I lower the graphics to smooth things out, make things clearer or the like.

Ahh last time I played with a multicolored screen with basic shapes was Q3A and it was the best looking game at the time. Get that 125fps to be able to do the trick jumps.

I agree things on the PC have slowed in the last decade, but with some of the new hardware meaning that devs can use simpler tools to get games out faster, within budget or indies actually getting to release without doing John Carmack style ASM optimizations that's fine by me.
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News Comments > Japan Aid
6. Re: Japan Aid Mar 19, 2011, 10:35 RenownWolf
Also, instead of shitty sales etc... how about just donate... Always amazes me that this happens. This isn't a good time for a PR stunt...  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 17, 2011, 07:18 RenownWolf
Umm... they state in the article and show in the video, user input is still required, while it would mean that buttons do different things in different contexts you would simply press a key instead of hitting a mouse button.

Imagine having access to the keyboard with 2 hands because your hand is free and your eyes and doing the directing. That is where it will be awesome. I can see simulation games doing really well with it.

Even other applications like Jets having their aiming systems tied into their eye directions while they fly. Those guys already have insane reaction and response times... deadly!
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