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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Mac Client
22. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Mac Client Sep 18, 2012, 14:33 Endo
 
sauron wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 13:16:
Endo wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 12:22:
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 11:02:
I'm giving up on my Thief...

In the meantime, my Warrior just stands there at level 15 and tanks 2 lvl 17 Sons of Svanir and 2 lvl 16 icewolfs without breaking a fucking sweat.

Creston

Black powder can help a lot in some situations, which is why I usually use dagger with pistol offhand. But in other situations it's just useless.

And totally agree with you about the warrior. In fact, I'm doing EXACTLY the same as you. My thief has been my main (up to 52 now) and as of yesterday I decided to shelve her and work on my warrior. Better survivability AND more damage AND more utility in PvE. There's no downside compared to the thief.

Wow, I did exactly the same! Gave up on my Thief for now and took up Guardian instead. While my lil Asura sneakthief kept getting killed, my brick-wall Nord Guardian lays down the smack while staying upright AND healing and buffing everyone else. An event starts and everyone just gathers round - I guess a tank is still a tank after all.

I also have a Warrior, an Elementalist and a Mesmer, so I guess I'll test them all out but it's Guardian for me for now.
Yeah I started a guardian as well, seems pretty good too. But so far it feels like my warrior has a bit more survivability and deals a bit more damage, just has less group heals and buffs. Of course my guardian is only level 7 so that doesn't mean much.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Mac Client
7. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Mac Client Sep 18, 2012, 12:22 Endo
 
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 11:02:
I'm giving up on my Thief. Her personal story just becomes impossible to play at higher levels. I went to go help out the Skritt, and it's basically a small deathmatch level where you have to kill TWELVE Destroyers and a Destroyer Queen. All at once. After dying about five times, I finally managed to get them situated so that I could Scorpion Wire one out of the group and kill it, then rinse repeat.

Then I had to try the Queen about five more times, until finally I managed to kite her with the shortbow just well enough that she went down. Total time it took me for that battle was around an hour, and I had a nice 12 silver repair bill at the end of it. I won't even mention how well she did at the battle for Claw Island...

Order of Whispers my fucking ass. They should just call themselves the Red Vigil.

In the meantime, my Warrior just stands there at level 15 and tanks 2 lvl 17 Sons of Svanir and 2 lvl 16 icewolfs without breaking a fucking sweat.

Creston

Black powder can help a lot in some situations, which is why I usually use dagger with pistol offhand. But in other situations it's just useless.

And totally agree with you about the warrior. In fact, I'm doing EXACTLY the same as you. My thief has been my main (up to 52 now) and as of yesterday I decided to shelve her and work on my warrior. Better survivability AND more damage AND more utility in PvE. There's no downside compared to the thief.
 
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News Comments > On The Secret World's F2P Potential
11. Re: On The Secret World's F2P Potential Sep 17, 2012, 17:50 Endo
 
saluk wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 13:43:
My problem with p2p is less a matter of how much I am spending, and more a psychological matter. Look at the last week of my GW2 time. I barely played, I've been busy with work etc. I may be a bit busy to play much this week too. Right now, I am still loving the game every time I play it, but I'm NOT playing often enough to really justify paying every month. Towards the end of the month, I would have to evaluate whether I want to keep paying for something I'm not really using.

On the other hand, I've filled up my character slots. At any point in the next few weeks I might decide to make a new character and buy some slots. While I am putting money in the cash shop anyway, I might buy some other things just for fun. I can justify that a lot easier than I can paying money for a game I'm not spending that many hours on.

The secret world was fun for the first month, but I unsubbed. I didn't unsub because I wasn't having fun, I unsubbed because I wasn't playing. If I want to play again next month, which I might, I will have to consider whether it's worth the hassle to reactivate on the off chance that I play for a day and get distracted away from it again.

Exactly. And this is why, after paying for subscriptions pretty consistently from 2005 until I canceled my Eve sub a couple days ago, I will now refuse to ever pay a subscription for a video game again.

I hope SW does go F2P, so I get a chance to play it. But if it doesn't, oh well, GW2 is good too.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million
105. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 14, 2012, 12:07 Endo
 
Axis wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 09:57:
I already mentioned it was pretty fun lobbing trebuchet loads on people, but go ahead and disregard what I wrote sometimes it's the only way people can fool themselves into believing something they want to.

The game suffers from "looks good on paper", and the realities are a shimmer of what you expect it to be. I too had similar expectations of DAOC for rvr, but you know what... it doesn't play or feel anything like it. Looks good on paper, so statistically it should but it doesn't, not by a long shot.

In GW1 there was Guild vs Guild, 4 vs 4, Hero Arenas, Hero Ascent, Codex Arena, structured PVP , Lux vs Kurz fort aspenwood, joint missions, and there were thousands of ways to build your character. Real builds, meaningful builds. Builds endgame building was integral and highly enjoyable in GW1, and damn near limitless all for taking those builds to the many pvp outlets. GW2 is a joke comparatively that's not even up for argument. Where you would quest and work on builds for endgame pvp in GW1, you grind points for looks in GW2.

I've already been accused of "rushing" and have played all endgame extensively pve and pvp. I "L2P" quicker than most, I'm fine with that. And there will be people who enjoy what I do not when they get to where I've been in the game -- part of life.
I think you're overstating it but I do agree with your general premise, at least in part. I find the GW2 skill system a sad, pale shadow of what GW had. And it did make the PvP (along with everything else) more interesting IMO.
 
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News Comments > WoW Screenshot Watermarks?
4. Re: WoW Screenshot Watermarks? Sep 11, 2012, 13:05 Endo
 
necrosis wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 12:56:
Probably just EXIF data.
Nope, it's definitely a watermark. If you click the link on Slashdot and read through the whole thread, you'll get a lot more info.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 12:44 Endo
 
Where I grew up the joke is it always rains during county fair week. This year after weeks (months?) of drought, sure enough it started raining the week before fair week, and continued throughout fair week. Never fails.  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
148. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 26, 2012, 13:08 Endo
 
Verno wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 12:26:
Bhruic wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 12:15:
Not really silly, what it comes down to is personal experiences. It doesn't matter if 99.9% of the people have a shitty experience with something, if your experience with it is great (well, assuming you don't have to troubleshoot anyone else). This happens so constantly it's a wonder that people are still surprised with it - the old "well, I didn't run into any bugs, so the game is fine" line for example.

Meh, I think it's a bit of column A and a bit of column B. Some people forget and other people just make assumptions based on their experience. The whole thing is still pretty silly regardless. I didn't really have any issues with Vista but was well aware they existed and didn't just assume other people were being stupid. Oh well, the human condition.
With ME it's pretty simple actually. If you bought a new PC that came with ME preloaded you actually had pretty good odds of never having trouble with the OS. But God forbid you try installing it on some other system. In that case you were virtually guaranteed to have no end of trouble.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
93. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 25, 2012, 23:01 Endo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 21:14:
NKD wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 20:51:
Prez wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 20:29:
The biggest thing Windows 8 has working against it in my views is how awesome Windows 7 is. I never even considered Vista for the same reason - I saw no reason to upgrade from XP, which was fabulous (and still is - 3 of my machines still run it and they just purr along without a hitch). Their business model may now rely on frequent OS releases, but I think that really works against them.

Frequent releases can work out in their favor, provided they do it right. People hate change. Any change, for better or worse, requires people to adapt to it. This is especially true of interface changes as it effectively slows you down.

The more incrementally you make that change, the more accepting people will be of it. After Windows 8, Microsoft needs to do a new version every two years with mostly incremental improvements and a cheap upgrade cost. It'll cut down on piracy and ease upgrade shock.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 20:48:
Probably the best since Win2000.

Win2k is the most under-appreciated Windows of all time, probably because it only had a very narrow window between 98 SE and XP. I started using it from RTM and didn't switch to XP until XP got its launch troubles sorted out. It was an amazing OS. As solid as NT, and surprisingly few troubles with games. I only had to do workarounds for a couple titles IIRC.

I have to agree NKD, I ran 2000 for a year or so some years back and it was solid as hell.
I loved Win2K as well, but it was never meant to be a consumer OS. That's what ME was for. LOL. Anyow, I ran Win2K on my main box from about the time XP was released until Vista was released, which was when I finally gave in and upgraded to XP. To this day I still like 2K better than XP, for various reasons I won't go into here.
 
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News Comments > Return to RIFT
14. Re: Return to RIFT Jul 25, 2012, 22:56 Endo
 
Verno wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 14:28:
Is this worth buying a box and playing for a month but not subbing? I just want something to play in the down time before GW2. I'm just curious if this is one of those games where everything fun happens at the level cap. I played in beta for a bit and the Rift events seemed really gimmicky and the actual grinding was a bit samey but I only played for like 4 hours.
I guess, if you want another WoW clone. The good thing in this situation is that 4 weeks is plenty of time to get at least one character to level cap, and maybe 2 if you play every day.
 
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News Comments > Return to RIFT
13. Re: Return to RIFT Jul 25, 2012, 22:54 Endo
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 21:05:
I'm so burnt out on MMO's I won't even play them for free.

I played Rift for 2 months after it first came out, until the realization hit that I was simply playing a reskin job of WoW. Same thing happened with SWTOR. I'm done with MMO's.
Kinda happened to me too, but for me it wasn't a problem with all MMOs, just ones that were clones of WoW. I've been enjoying Eve off and on for a year and a half now. Also try free ones here and there, and I'm sure I'll be enjoying GW2 soon.

As for Rift, it wasn't fun when I quit, why the heck would I come back??
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
92. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 25, 2012, 22:49 Endo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 18:30:
Eh, all I know is that MS seems locked in to the 1 bad OS release followed by 1 good OS release cycle.

By that logic:

98 - Good
ME - OH God, is there a word that describes how bad that was?
XP - Good
Vista - WTF? NO!
7 - Good
8- Going to be bad? Most freakin' likely.

(No, I'm not counting the Enterprise centered NT OSs before they merged with consumer level.)
It goes back even further than that.

1 - not sure, haven't heard much about it
2 - god-awful OS
3 series - very solid OS for its day, and loved by pretty much anyone who used it
95 - Awful. Brand new UI was the only thing good about it. Lots of people stuck with 3.1 or 3.11 until 98 came out.

The reason it works out this way is because every other release they try to cram too much new crap in and make a mess. Then, on the in-between release they just focus on fixing all the shit they screwed up on the previous one. I'd tell you to guess which one 8 will be, but you already have and it's too painfully obvious.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
5. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 25, 2012, 16:59 Endo
 
WyldKat wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 16:53:
I would switch to Linux in a heartbeat if most games supported it and more importantly, so did drivers.
As would I. And I have to believe that if a significant number of high-profile games (Steam's entire library would certainly fit the bill) were to have full support for Linux, the video driver support would follow as a natural course of events. If all this happens, Gabe could very well make his own prophecy come true.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III
30. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Jul 19, 2012, 13:55 Endo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 10:31:
The problem is that they went awaay from what "worked" in D2 to this. They said the Ladders weren't important and that Items are important....well, when you can buy all the items in the AH, you have killed your own game.

I enjoyed the game. I will go back to it just like I do D2 once in a while. Over 100 hours for a game is good for me and I have moved on. When they released info about the AH I posted it would kill the game - and it has. They can't be so daft and ignorant (well...maybe they are) as to think their numbers would sustain with such a small game after 2 months.....they dropped the ball.
The problem is (as I've posted quite a few times before) that Blizzard has lost the majority of the top developers they had back when they made stellar games.

So I'll say it again: the days of Blizzard making games of unparalleled quality and fun are gone. They no longer have the developers to pull it off. They'll still make good games, but they don't have what it takes to make truly great games anymore.

I called this before Starcraft 2 came out, and again before Diablo 3 came out. The evidence has been there for some time, but a bit difficult to see because they weren't releasing any new games for a long long time. So the only way to tell was with the WoW updates, which were steadily getting worse and worse (both on fun factor and quality - just look at the number of things they break in every new patch nowadays as compared to back in the early days).

With each new release, more and more people will become aware of this and it's going to get harder for them to just rest on their laurels. Unfortunately for Blizzard, I don't think they can ever rise to the level of production quality they had in the past so their releases pretty much aren't going to get better.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of Newerth Adding "All Heroes Free" Mode
2. Re: Heroes of Newerth Adding Jul 19, 2012, 13:25 Endo
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 12:52:
Well that will make some people happy, and piss off a lot of others who paid already. I doubt the token appeasement they offered will make much difference.

I've never actually played this game, or any other MOBA really, except for a few weeks of LoL.
Tried it. Hated it. Like LoL a lot more.

Edit: Just checked out the official thread on their forums, which is very revealing as to why they did this. The announcement happened a little over 3 hours ago, and there's still only 16 pages of posts. If this same announcement were posted on the LoL forums (about LoL of course), it would have had several hundred pages worth of responses by now.

This comment was edited on Jul 19, 2012, 13:31.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Glitch Ends
36. Re: And... Jul 16, 2012, 17:12 Endo
 
Draugr wrote on Jul 16, 2012, 16:45:
briktal wrote on Jul 16, 2012, 16:09:
If D3 was instead the first game in a new IP from a new developer, people would almost certainly be less angry at the lack of an offline mode.

The correct conclusion to that statement is everyone would have seen diablo 3 for the terribad game that it is. Diablo 3's success has everything to do with its name and the name of it's devleoper.
I wouldn't know, I haven't so much as watched someone play it nor watched any gameplay footage. That's how little I care about it.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Glitch Ends
33. Re: Ubisoft DRM Glitch Ends Jul 16, 2012, 16:33 Endo
 
No offense, but this is the consequences for doing something stupid like buying a single-player game with always-on DRM.  
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Plans
60. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Plans Jul 5, 2012, 23:05 Endo
 
Yeah definitely a rerelease, not a remake. Still, I'm sure I'll buy it. Loved that game.  
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News Comments > The Secret World Launches
13. Re: The Secret World Launches Jul 3, 2012, 13:05 Endo
 
CrabbyGnome wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 12:27:
I don't see $50 + $15 a month working anymore for an MMO unless your WoW.
This.

I'd love to play it (I think) but I just can't justify another subscription, especially with the game itself selling for $50. And I'm not dropping my Eve sub any time soon, regardless of how much or little I'm playing any given month. I'll buy GW2 because that's an upfront cost, and then only what I want to pay after.
 
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News Comments > TERA's $25 Horse
35. Re: TERA's $25 Horse Jun 27, 2012, 17:10 Endo
 
That's nothing. Eve has a purely cosmetic monacle that costs $60 USD.

Of course there's a long story about what ensued after the release of it, involving things like as much as 10-25% of their subscribers leaving, Eve's developers publicly apologizing and refocusing their continued development, the content release with said monacle being dubbed "Monaclegate", etc. etc.

 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Most Wanted Specs
11. Re: Need for Speed Most Wanted Specs Jun 12, 2012, 18:38 Endo
 
So now they're just reusing previous titles? Not that I really care. Last one I actually liked anyway was the previous Most Wanted.  
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