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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
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News Comments > John Carmack at Mesquite Midnight RAGE Release
84. Re: John Carmack at Mesquite Midnight RAGE Release Oct 2, 2011, 13:38 RenownWolf
Wow... can't believe what I just read.

I'd love for John to head on over to Australia, I'd even fly to another city here it meant I'd get to meet him.

He isn't perfect, but nobody is. He's a smart guy and gets my respect.

Anyway, glad you said something blue =) Some posts on here boggle the mind at how vindictive and vicious they are and I'm sure everybody will appreciate a little hand smacking.
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News Comments > WoW 4.3 Interviews and Preview
2. Re: WoW 4.3 Interviews and Preview Sep 19, 2011, 11:23 RenownWolf
Shok wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 11:04:
Raid finder: designed for the casual players only. The purpose of this system is to let the casual players easily find a raid group and enjoy it with the dungeon-finder system. The difficulty will be easier than the normal raid, and the loots will be less powerful. The difficulty of using raid-finder will be easier like: bosses have less HP, complicated mechanics removed, damage to player lowered.

I always wondered how they would do a random raid finder. No matter how easy they make it though there will still be mass wipes and rage quitting lol.

This looks perfect for a few people I know who have quit. Though as you stated rage quitting would be an issue. Simplest solutions would be let everybody respawn inside the raid at checkpoints (short distance, easy to try again) and/or no locks to certain raid groups. **edit: the locks may not apply to the normal raids, but having any lock will cause issues. People need to get over the free loot bs, as this would be a better way to train others into getting ready for a raid/team work on a bigger scale environment. **

Wow is at such a point they need to learn from their Diablo settings with regards to their loot/difficulty. Hardcore... only get 10 deaths in their lifetime? *shrugs*
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Carmack on Framerates
4. Re: Quoteworthy - Carmack on Framerates Sep 15, 2011, 00:00 RenownWolf
He mentioned this some time ago too (earlier this year, late last) and mentioned that only high level gamers would notice 60-120fps, but he does admit the difference is there.

For hardcore gamers it means something, for the others, not so much...
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction House to Use Paypal
9. Re: Diablo III Auction House to Use Paypal Sep 14, 2011, 23:58 RenownWolf
Grokk wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 23:05:
As far as PvP balance goes, what difference does it make if you spend 3 weeks farming the best gear, or 12 minutes buying it?
Balance is based on gear+skill v's gear+skill.
Where that gear comes from is completely irrelevant.

Assuming they use a ranked match type scenario, then you're not going to get ranks with gear alone, and it could well see the people that are buying gear never make the top of the list due to missing the skill component.

You must not have played World of Warcraft Arena PVP then.... top levels skill is what really matters, but there are massive swings on the lower tiers of those who have the best items vs those you just have normal ones (ie, pvp only gear vs pvp mixed with specialised pve gear).

I don't really care about the spending real money as I have no intention, but don't expect it will be balanced. And expect that the hardcore PVP gamers will just buy their gear to get ahead, that's what they do to be the best.
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News Comments > Rumored Syndicate Details Promise a "Visceral FPS Experience"
1. Re: Rumored Syndicate Details Promise a "Visceral FPS Experience" Sep 11, 2011, 13:33 RenownWolf
Wow... really.... it's X-com all over again.

WTF does fps have to do with strategy games FFS!

Well that's lowers my interest 10 fold.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 9, 2011, 13:00 RenownWolf
On the note of MS and their methods with XBLA, it appears from reports (they can't say directly, NDA/Contracts) that they changed their percentage from 30% to around 70% and that it applies to everybody (AAA or indie).

MS know they have a very popular online setup and are slowly beginning to abuse it. I understand that platform holders don't want complete freedom, but at the same time when their restrictions go beyond belief that is when developers find alternatives and use their platforms as afterthoughts.

I don't like Team Meat but MS are being rather disappointing recently.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 26, 2011, 18:51 RenownWolf
Blue wrote on Jul 26, 2011, 16:18:
Beamer wrote on Jul 26, 2011, 15:48:
For the taxes issue, it's amazing how many people are arrested per year claiming taxes are unconstitutional, despite there being an amendment mostly devoted to them.

I would have thought that Wesley Snipes being behind bars for attempting to avoid taxes under this precept would have diminished the number of people believing it, but it doesn't seem to be the case.

Pfft come on Blue, as I'm sure you've seen from many *removed* posts over the years, nutters gonna be nutty!
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News Comments > AU RA18+ Rating Approved "In-Principle"
2. Re: AU RA18+ Rating Approved "In-Principle" Jul 22, 2011, 12:33 RenownWolf
Yay, still doesn't fix the part where as a release region we are treated worse than South American countries that are waaayy behind us economically and pirate more things. Especially when you take into account our free trade agreements with the usa.

Well yay anyway.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 21, 2011, 11:09 RenownWolf
Esoteric wrote on Jul 21, 2011, 05:16:
Sepharo wrote on Jul 20, 2011, 22:11:
I guess it is Hulu's destiny to lose its programming.

It's really the same story as Steam.

Herp a derp? Steam has posted incredibly growths every year, and it shows no sign of stopping. If you're talking about the recent EA fiasco, I think Steam will more than make up for that in other games (especially indie).

Why does everybody say indie, Valve are very restrictive of who gets onto their platform, most indies can't enter because of reasons valve does not share.

Yes they let some already popular games in, or even games they enjoy, but it's hardly "YAY Indies will save the day" when nobody can even tell them why they won't let Tower Defense A in, yet Tower Defense B is a-ok! (I hate tower defense, just an example).
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News Comments > More on BF3 and Steam
58. Re: More on BF3 and Steam Jul 18, 2011, 13:16 RenownWolf
Dades, I wasn't defending Valve, I was using it against them.

EA are the same, but they at least let you purchase elsewhere then require their client for DLC. Rather then valve which requires it all for their games and DLC.

I don't understand the defense for steam, it's a excellent distribution platform but some people tend to go fan boy mode over it and start spouting crap.

I only have Valve games on Steam, luck for me I don't play too many games so I don't have to worry about a third party having control of games brought from a different publisher.

Edit: I re-read what you wrote Dades, from what I understand you're talking about what they could do, which is basically just emulate Valve with Steam. However, they first intend on acting all nice with the other guys.

I don't know, it's all just a mess. Too much integration into the games. Slowly, they take the control from the consumer and keep it for themselves, but that leads to other worries. Games aren't really a service as Valve likes to think, because no 2 games are exactly alike. It isn't like having your clothes washed by a different person, it's more like having to watch a different movie because the other ones has some guy emptying your bank account while you watch it.

This comment was edited on Jul 18, 2011, 13:21.
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News Comments > More on BF3 and Steam
50. Re: More on BF3 and Steam Jul 18, 2011, 13:06 RenownWolf
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 18, 2011, 12:34:
And now EA's origins.

Haha it's like when my Grandmother use to ask me if I wanted to play my Nintendo.... I owned a Playstation.

Back on topic, this is no different to Valve forcing Steam down every ones throats with HL2. They just happened to do it first.

I remember getting into the CS 1.6 beta and wanting to stab myself with the issues. Some of which are still around for Steam.

Valve is just a publisher now to me, if you don't agree go talk to some indies who now look at steam as a place they wish they could get their game but will never even be told why their game doesn't get on, yet another does with worse quality.

Submit game for release on steam or flip a coin. Better luck with the coin, at least you understand it.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 18, 2011, 11:27 RenownWolf
We should all expect, more memory to be leaked into! Yay progress!  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Ubisoft on PC Ghost Recon
6. Re: Quoteworthy - Ubisoft on PC Ghost Recon Jul 18, 2011, 11:09 RenownWolf
What he means to say "The emergence of online constant DRM business models has brought back the opportunity to produce something dedicated to PC fans suckers, rather than just badly ported multiplatform content"

They'll keep the badly ported part aswell no doubt.

*sigh* It's all about control.
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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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