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Signed On Oct 2, 2007, 18:07
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News Comments > Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale
6. Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale Jan 25, 2013, 00:54 loomy
 
don't be fooled into thinking this mod is worth money  
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News Comments > Diablo III PTR Updated
27. Re: Diablo III PTR Updated Jan 23, 2013, 16:12 loomy
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 11:22:
Loot issues stem from the fact that there are no more attribute points to spread out the stats in a correct method to make specialized loot for each class. As it is now, each piece of gear is balanced around mountains of random modifiers which can, in most cases, be open rolls for each primary stat so it can be worn by all classes depending on the roll. Some pieces rely on up to six random modifiers and from those six modifiers, there are dozens of potential combinations which often produce absolute garbage. Diablo 2 had the same system, but it feels like they've overburdened the system.

So, as mentioned earlier, either provide some kind of class-requirement items with proper stats and maintain random ranges or consolidate some of the existing stats to make the overall item quality less /facedesk.

its a fundamental flaw in diablo 3 that is not fixable without fundamental reform. they simply shunted too much (almost all) character influence onto items. the item system is too immature to handle the load and it broke the game.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic
20. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic Jan 22, 2013, 12:57 loomy
 
Not good, not good, not good!!!! The best cinematics team in the business is not the best anymore! Ahhhhhhh activisionnnnnn  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Sells 3 Million; Future Plans Outlined
26. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 3 Million; Future Plans Outlined Jan 15, 2013, 19:42 loomy
 
talk about the news you stupid fucks.

this game is comparable to diablo 3. there is no monthly fee, they just nickle and dime you with bullshit. so compare the actions they've taken to the cluster fuck that is diablo 3. they're doing pretty well in comparison.

and the sales don't matter when people are playing. talk about sales when the game is dead. you don't get anything else from their sales. please continue
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 22:43 loomy
 
PC gaming standards could happen and it would be fine. "PC" is a smorgasbord of standards.

but it would take motivation and leadership which does not exist. only a handful of companies could do it, and they just don't care. why? because they don't make money from you running windows games. that is why the only hope is valve.

or, if PC gaming goes down the tubes more than it has, amd/ati could choke and nvidia could standardize PC gaming in an effort to stop the bleeding. but right now, only valve has the motivation to standardize PC gaming specs.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Alternate Box Art Vote
7. Re: BioShock Infinite Alternate Box Art Vote Dec 13, 2012, 01:39 loomy
 
look at what the idiots are voting for. the two abstract art pieces that nobody will buy?

they should compromise and ship with #3. it is okay. the original was bad enough to cause a stir, so dump it for #3.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2012, 09:14 loomy
 
diablo 3 is broken/unbalanced/bad from top to bottom.

I mean class design. class resources. attributes. skills. the whole shebang is not very good!

the reason pvp was never coming is because you can't have pvp in such a fundamentally broken game. everything is unbalanced. the unbalanced things are unbalanced!

it took diablo 2 5+ years to become as awesome as it is, and they had decent people working on it.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Patched
12. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Patched Dec 12, 2012, 08:25 loomy
 
will game historians be able to draw a line between games made for fun and those made for money in this modern era? are there two clear sets?

there was a time when people made games for fun. they made games they wanted to play. the classic developers say this in interviews.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Patched
3. Re: Natural Selection 2 Patched Dec 11, 2012, 13:03 loomy
 
this game is basically NS1 with better graphics. NS1 is a good niche game and could hold a few hundred people playing at any given time.

NS2 is doomed to the same fate as NS1 because the developers have no foresight. They've made the same broken, niche game again.

side note: if you think you can do a "commander mode" in a game, you probably can't. I know because nobody before you could. this is a holy grail of gaming, and it takes more than copying warcraft into an FPS to do it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 11, 2012, 02:31 loomy
 
the pvp delay is tied to them having no idea what they're doing. pvp was never coming.  
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
119. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 06:51 loomy
 
> For me, there's no difference between Origin, Steam, Uplay or Windows Store.

the difference is Origin, Steam, and Uplay don't have the ability to one day stop you from using Windows Store.

when was the last time anybody gave a shit about freedom on an iphone? not very often because the people who are happy with the iphone ecosystem don't know what a walled garden is and don't mind being part of a monopoly. they don't mind everything they see and do being filtered by one company. that is what this is about. if microsoft becomes like apple it will be a negative regression into the dark ages.

the future is freedom unless you're a fucking farm animal. jesus h christ these apologists
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P
48. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P Nov 16, 2012, 23:50 loomy
 
free to play games are just a rediscovery of the computer game demo. the demo went away during the last console cycle because they were popular enough to eviscerate computer gaming altogether. now here we are again, learning how to do the demo.

do you just give them the start of the game? do you cripple them?

it is like when this stupid "DLC" idea came along which had to rediscover the expansion pack.

people don't want dinky waste of time expansion packs, and people don't want broken un-fun demos. the point of the demo and free to play AND the full game is to make you have fun so you want to pay to have more fun. whether paying more means paying for the full game or paying for an expansion. it is all a twist on the same shit!

if developers studied what worked and what didn't in the past they wouldn't be fumbling so blindly right now

they didnt let you SPRINT for a while there? come on
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2
20. Re: Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2 Nov 12, 2012, 23:14 loomy
 
Bhruic wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:27:
loomy wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:21:
In other words, "we're making Mass Effect a shooter now because those make a lot of money. It seems like Halo anyway so why not."

What a dumb statement. The previous versions used the UE3 engine, and managed to not be "a shooter", so why does the change to the Frostbite engine somehow mean it'll be a shooter? The engine has nothing to do with what type of game you end up with. Hell, they are using the Frostbite engine to make a new Command and Conquer, and that sure as hell isn't a shooter.

The previous versions of Mass Effect were more and more shooter over time. Bioware Montreal's greatest accomplishment is Mass Effect 3 multiplayer WHICH IS NOTHING BUT A SHOOTER. So what's dumb is your face
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2
12. Re: Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2 Nov 12, 2012, 22:21 loomy
 
In other words, "we're making Mass Effect a shooter now because those make a lot of money. It seems like Halo anyway so why not."

Mass Effect (1) was right on the cusp of a special kind of excellence. Really close to the kind of game-of-the-year-5-years-in-a-row excellence that KOTOR struck gold with. But they missed it and slipped painfully in the wrong direction.

RIP Bioware. Long live EA.
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million
13. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million Nov 12, 2012, 13:26 loomy
 
this says more about the market than minecraft.

minecraft is pretty trashy, but every boy with a brain likes building and destroying, and the virtual lego market is a virtual wasteland. so here it is, ruled by an independent game. that's okay-ish.

but comparing the sales to myst or whatever is roughly stupid. it is like comparing the ticket sales of gone with the wind to SAW, or the players of half life to farmville. or the ad buys of the bachelorette to the cosby show.

every year these sorts of records are broken because of economic and population changes rather than what anybody did. that is why smart people invented ideas like "per capita" and "adjusted for inflation". and why dummies believe that the last "highest grossing ever", or most popular movie ever actually was so when it kind of wasnt.

I think we've all forgotten a little just how the number of computers have changed over 10 and 20 and 30 years. compare the sales of myst per windows computer at the time to sales of minecraft per windows computer now. we'll see why myst is a big deal and minecraft is just another game.

PS: that "best selling PC games" article is typical of an obscure wikipedia article: incomplete and misleading because it is maintained by retards.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Video Diary
1. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Video Diar Nov 8, 2012, 21:27 loomy
 
if this is supposed to be an elder scrolls game then why does it look like EVERY MMORPG EVER

if they're wise they're implementing serious actions to not become like the games they're copying.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter
31. Re: Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter Nov 6, 2012, 15:21 loomy
 
elite is awesome. I still won't pay money for nothing. most kickstarter projects are scams for the gullible. a payment for nothing as a donation to the well-off that gets you no tax credit.

let me play an unfinished game. show me work. show me progress. then I can decide to invest or not. I for one don't spend on faith. there are too many other things to spend on that have cold hard results.
 
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News Comments > Free Battlefield 1942
42. Re: Free Battlefield 1942 Nov 6, 2012, 13:57 loomy
 
what the fuck is wrong with these people? GOSH!

they learned about splitting the community with the FIRST expansion pack. they've been splitting their communities ever since, and now this. how can you be so obtuse?
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch
7. Re: Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch Oct 26, 2012, 20:48 loomy
 
the best part about ns2 is you can safely assume they will update it significantly for years and for no cost. the way games used to be made.  
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News Comments > GOG.com's Interplay Sale
1. Re: GOG.com's Interplay Sale Oct 19, 2012, 19:22 loomy
 
there are a lot of good games there. not sure about the price, but no doubt about the games. you can really see the lifetime of a business defined by the short period of time it made the world a brighter, better place  
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