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Nickname RenownWolf
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Description I make games, I play games
Homepage http://www.renownwolf.com
Signed On Jul 4, 2007, 12:52
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News Comments > It Came from BlizzCon 2010, Part 1
8. Re: It Came from BlizzCon 2010, Part 1 Oct 23, 2010, 16:21 RenownWolf
 
Reminder to all the Undead Male Deathknights, don't cast Brittle Bones then start dancing!  
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News Comments > Dead Frontier 3D
4. Re: Dead Frontier 3D Oct 19, 2010, 08:00 RenownWolf
 
The game is good fun, I suggest everybody give it a go. It's old school top-down, but that's half the fun when you need to decide where in your 360 degree arc you should shoot to save your life, rather than having to do 180 flips trying to see what is infront of and behind you.

Neil the creator is a nice guy too, he will listen to suggestions and do his best if you have a problem =)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 19, 2010, 07:42 RenownWolf
 
They stay in business due to the Corp. world. I don't like PDF format at all, even worse when doing drafting they use to convert from dwf to pdf to plot the drawings... I've spend half my day converting on my pc, then the next half on plotting because it was slower... but that was the system they had in place.

When a section of the project was due for major review (thousands on drawings) being the person who knew how to do it right... I could a spend a whole week doing nothing but converting and printing PDFs. Adobes god awful pdf reader only made my life worse as half the time it crashed, took forever to load and ran like dogs balls.

I really wish they would find an alternative to PDF especially since half of the files are HUGE for nothing but text.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2010, 16:37 RenownWolf
 
You're still at the top of the food chain. Working at a servo (gas station for y'all americans) has it's... moments.

Last night I almost had a heart attack when a customer exited his vehicle and threw his half finished lit smoke onto the ground near the pump. BAM! I sparks... I thought the end was near, but lucky it was just the ash falling off.

Only a few times have I saw the face of death due to others stupidity, but last night... oh it was a hell of a moment.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2010, 16:33 RenownWolf
 
Ahh as always the lawyers are the real winners but I am glad to see it didn't just go away without issue.

It was a rather nasty little thing, I imagine more kids will be walking around with a bit of black electrical tape over their webcams now. At least... if they are smart.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
7. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Oct 12, 2010, 16:23 RenownWolf
 
Gnome Priest Requires Cataclysm =(  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Reporting
12. Re: StarCraft II Reporting Sep 30, 2010, 10:03 RenownWolf
 
Will be better when chat rooms are in and blues people can vs each other. Never understand when 2.0 of something has less then the first version (applies to all updates in life).  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
9. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 22, 2010, 07:02 RenownWolf
 
Blue rather than a quote of the day maybe a weekly? or a quote of the moment, it being where a quote makes you stand up and take notice rather than adding a quote each day making others of less importance.

Just a suggestion =)
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon Offering In-Game Items
13. Re: BlizzCon Offering In-Game Items Aug 27, 2010, 04:01 RenownWolf
 
Wonder how many free streams there will be this time?

Though I'm not excatly sure what they will show, SC2 got released, D3 is a fair way off and Cata being in beta means every man and his dog has posted all about it.

Maybe the new MMO this time? Be interesting to see.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 27, 2010, 03:50 RenownWolf
 
In the new i3/5 ones, the gpu is actually on the cpu die. Too bad they are god awful gpus. Trying to program to support them is a massive hole in the head.

Rather sad they undercut nvidia so much in the netbook scene, at least the ion setup could run somethings.
 
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News Comments > Valve Not Working on Linux Steam
5. Re: Valve Not Working on Linux Steam Aug 23, 2010, 14:15 RenownWolf
 
I'm very close to going Ubuntu, for years linux was behind, but compared to windows 7 it's almost excatly the same. Their app manager is great, their user setup is sweet but the only lacking thing is games support.

It's the chicken and the egg situation though, more support for linux would mean more users, more users for linux would mean more support. That said they have made headways. I should travel all the gaming conventions giving out free Ubuntu discs, even if they start just using them for when windows crashes or gets a virus, it would be a start lol.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed Aug 18, 2010, 19:16 RenownWolf
 
I don't finish all games (ones I find boring) but I do finish most games, but they do tend to take some time. This isn't for lack of wanting to finish them, but more I like to have it entertain me over time. More like a TV series, sure sometimes a movie is good, but a TV series is nice and constant. An episode or two will suck but it keeps on going.

I do agree some Final Fantasy games are a bit too long, I've only completed FF6 (SNES) and FF7 (PSX). The others didn't get my interest, yet Legend of Mana (PSX) I have completed multiple times (co-op mode is great fun). Also finished all Halo games on console co-op on the couch. Having the second person motivates me to finish games I think =D

I believe the point is that the length isn't everything, but this most gamers already agreed with so it's not as big as a deal as Cliffski is making it seems.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Aug 16, 2010, 13:39 RenownWolf
 
I believe he is paraphrasing the article kxmode.  
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News Comments > Valve DOTA TM
2. Re: Valve DOTA TM Aug 11, 2010, 10:32 RenownWolf
 
Seems like a reaction to the tweet. It is likely they weren't prepared to announce it quite like that.

Be interesting to see what comes out of it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
76. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2010, 00:52 RenownWolf
 
My condolences for you and your family blue. Always sad to lose a loved one.  
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News Comments > On StarCraft II Anti-aliasing
24. Re: On StarCraft II Anti-aliasing Jul 27, 2010, 13:30 RenownWolf
 
Bumpy wrote on Jul 27, 2010, 13:03:
Ferrari with only an automatic transmission.

Funnily enough this has been brought up in the car world, and has been mentioned to be likely in the future. How things can change =)
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Performance
34. Re: StarCraft II Performance Jul 21, 2010, 08:27 RenownWolf
 
Okay went a bit overboard there, but alrighty. I'm not fussed, yeah it seems awful to give up a great game over an issue but it is the only way I can make a difference (however small).

Rather than be a person who says they will boycott something then doesn't I tend to stand by my position. That being said, I'm not completely stubborn, if they even just gave me a lipservice version with a offline mode like Valve does with its games then it would be a different story. I'm not completely unreasonable, but you gotta do what ya gotta do.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Performance
25. Re: StarCraft II Performance Jul 20, 2010, 12:26 RenownWolf
 
Yifes wrote on Jul 19, 2010, 16:36:
I'm going to borrow a friends copy, not interested in the online multi and the lack of lan option (proper lan) means I won't be getting it just for 1v1 with my brother who lives with me (we are both equally awful).

I don't get that. I assume your internet connection can handle a total of 2 people.

Nothing to do with net access, I'm just opposed to LAN requiring a net connection. Hence I'll vote with my money, as I have done with any game/service that doesn't do it right in my opinion (IE MW2 with it's P2P crap and Xbox 360 charging for online multiplayer).
 
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News Comments > Cliffski/Epic Part 3: Mark Rein Apologizes
31. Re: Cliffski/Epic Part 3: Mark Rein Apologizes Jul 20, 2010, 12:17 RenownWolf
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 19, 2010, 20:43:
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 19, 2010, 20:38:
So he apologies and then gives dick advice again. This guy should just shut his mouth at all times.

It actually seems like good advice to me. He's saying that instead of revealing information in an informal way that indie developers could instead use that as a vehicle to get the word out about their games... that's hard logic to argue with. They can still communicate and be personal with their fans while using that news to make more fans for the future.

Problem being is most sites won't pay attention to you until you're popular. It's the chicken and the egg issue. Become popular and get exposure, get exposure to get popular. It applies to all levels, from getting your game reviewed to getting a PR release posted on news sites for a game release.

Same applies for getting your game on Steam, unless your game stands out to the reviewers at valve.

Review sites, News sites etc... want eye balls, they get eye balls with what is popular so if you're a little nobody you won't bring eye balls unless it's a slow news day.

Though I find blues covers a bit of everything, which is why I am here =)
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Performance
16. Re: StarCraft II Performance Jul 19, 2010, 15:23 RenownWolf
 
Be interesting to see if there is a mod released that is like their own Counter-Strike which sells copies of the game just to play.

Nobody has done that in a while, would be interesting to see. I'd imagine it would be the only way that people like us (those who think the multiplayer = getting their ass handed to them) would play the game long term, or even pick it up in the first place for anything but the single player.

I'm going to borrow a friends copy, not interested in the online multi and the lack of lan option (proper lan) means I won't be getting it just for 1v1 with my brother who lives with me (we are both equally awful).
 
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