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Signed On May 29, 2008, 20:53
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News Comments > Warlords of Draenor DDoSed
8. Re: Warlords of Draenor DDoSed Nov 14, 2014, 12:04 Wallshadows
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:38:
EVERYONE had the Garrison bugged, didn't matter what territory or server. The only way to 'fix' it was to log out, and good luck logging back in.

But what you're whining about is that blizzard mishandled the launch of the expansion, even when they've had 3 other expansion's launch without a problem. I guess you didn't read about the DDoS attack or anything right?

Yeah, everyone had the problem, but the fact is is that they allowed it to happen for fourteen hours after release which leaked in to lasting two hours on the NA servers before an actual fix was put in place. I don't know where you heard by logging in and out that it worked, otherwise it wouldn't have caused players to entirely bypass the garrison and level through dungeons or having most of your server occupants standing on or near the looking glass. If it worked for you, I am very jealous because nothing I could do worked and I just went back to bed.

I am likely exaggerating the connection issues though. I expected going in to the game with latency issues and was not surprised to see my latency shoot up beyond 200ms. It would come down as I adventured and then I would hit several disconnection walls along the way which reset my character to a previous zone and then it eventually died at about 11 and its been down for me ever since (I assume it was acting this way overnight).

If it were a DDoS though, wouldn't the issue persist from the start, remain throughout, and cause maintenance to come sooner? Tanaan Jungle went smooth as expected, likely thanks to their beta stress tests but it sort of went downhill upon stepping foot in Frostfire.

I'm not going as far as some are though in expecting to be compensated. It just sucked the wind out of my sails when I got in to the grinding rhythm with my pals and guild which will hopefully be resolved today.

Sorry for being butthurt.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen 8GB Requirement Won't Change "Any Time Soon"; DX10 Support Unlikely
5. Re: Star Citizen 8GB Requirement Won't Change Nov 14, 2014, 10:26 Wallshadows
 
When your fans can afford a two thousand dollar setup which doesn't include the actual computer the game is being run on, I don't think they'll much complain if they have to upgrade...assuming they don't already have systems capable of running it fine...  
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News Comments > Warlords of Draenor DDoSed
2. Re: Warlords of Draenor DDoSed Nov 14, 2014, 10:16 Wallshadows
 
Yeah, okay, how about things in the game which were blatantly broken then? The EU had to deal with the first quest to your garrison being bugged, which also acts as the central point to advancing your story, and was completely busted for not one, two, or three hours but nearly 14 hours while NA had to wait about two hours. It's like Blizzard turned the expansion on and then went to bed.

I don't think any other expansion release was mishandled in such a way for as long as it did and it baffles me that it still happens to Blizzard products.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Nov 12, 2014, 09:55 Wallshadows
 
nin wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 09:18:
Speaking of UBI.

Think they're back on the shitlist for the foreseeable future.


When were they ever off it?
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Nov 11, 2014, 13:34 Wallshadows
 
Is it okay to just not give a shit about this whole thing and live as though my head is buried in the sand whenever it's talked about?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2014, 13:06 Wallshadows
 
The days leading up to and including Remembrance Day is the only time of year when History channel is left on and watched.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 10, 2014, 14:12 Wallshadows
 
Next time bring better material or just cancel it as they've done in the past.

Overwatch saved it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 8, 2014, 20:51 Wallshadows
 
Really shitty BlizzCon in general. Most of the information they had for Warcraft was known, the movie panel cock-teased virtual-ticket buyers in to repeatedly telling those in attendance to go upstairs and watch some movie footage and removed that panel for replay, the Diablo stuff is essentially more gems and map tiles, whereas Star Craft was just a giant bore-fest.

If they didn't have Overwatch, there was literally no reason to have a BlizzCon this year. GamesCon basically stole the Warcraft show months ago with the cinematic and lords of war announcement.

Glad I found a free stream otherwise I'd be pissed that I just wasted $40.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta in January
2. Re: Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta in January Nov 7, 2014, 20:05 Wallshadows
 
Apparently I got in to the alpha today and after watching some of the panels at BlizzCon, might actually give it a shot. I love what they're going to do with players who leave as that's always been the bane of MOBA titles aside from a shit community.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Zombies Confirmed
1. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Zombies Confirmed Nov 3, 2014, 09:29 Wallshadows
 
$50 for a season pass. I guess that makes sense when you rerelease old maps and charge $15 for them.  
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Oct 31, 2014, 14:00 Wallshadows
 
I don't really understand the whole gamergate bullshit and I feel pretty happy about being ignorant toward this...thing.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Perma-Bans Hearthstone Win-Traders
9. Re: Blizzard Perma-Bans Hearthstone Win-Traders Oct 31, 2014, 12:17 Wallshadows
 
If only they enforced this in Arena games in WoW. Not that I give two shits about PvP in Warcraft but that seems to be how the best remain the best and get multiple ranked titles.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Bonus Weekend
1. Re: Diablo III Bonus Weekend Oct 30, 2014, 18:37 Wallshadows
 
You know what this game didn't need? Kadala and buffs on top of buffs on top of buffs to legendary items.

It took me about two weeks of modest grinding to deck out my Crusader, Witch Doctor, Monk, and Demon Hunter with their respective OP sets (Sunwuko 4pc, M6 etc...) and that pretty much drained my interest in progressing further and this is from ladder play where you start from scratch. Longevity in this game is now a joke when they decided to cater towards 'give me a lot of everything, now!' players.

The only time I ever thought I was anywhere near completing my character in, say, Path of Exile was when I Chanced a Bringer of Rain on my Dual Claw Shadow in his late 70s a few seasons back.
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within Demo
1. Re: The Evil Within Demo Oct 30, 2014, 18:22 Wallshadows
 
The Zero Punctuation review totally stripped all interest I had in this game. Still though, good on them for providing what is now an uncommon practice.  
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Halloween Update
1. Re: Total War: ROME II Halloween Update Oct 30, 2014, 14:40 Wallshadows
 
Would have been a nice video to showcase this mode if they didn't ham it up with all that cheesy, stupid bullshit.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 28, 2014, 19:09 Wallshadows
 
Walmart used to sell a fuckton of used games. Shit, even Walmart-light Zellers had wracks full of them in the PS1/N64 era.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront in Holidays 2015
1. Re: Star Wars Battlefront in Holidays 2015 Oct 28, 2014, 19:07 Wallshadows
 
On the one hand, Dice can probably do something fun with a Star Wars title on their Frostbite engine. On the other hand, it all comes back to EA.

Sigh.
 
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News Comments > Spacebase DF-9 Released; Free Hack n' Slash for Backers
8. Re: Spacebase DF-9 Released; Free Hack n' Slash for Backers Oct 28, 2014, 15:56 Wallshadows
 
The DF9 links are dead. Whoop whoop.  
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation - Corporate Lockdown Released
12. Re: Alien: Isolation - Corporate Lockdown Released Oct 28, 2014, 15:45 Wallshadows
 
It'd be nice if they somehow found a way to integrate the campaigns sort of like the system used in Resident Evil 2 but I understand that doing so would be somewhat scummy since it would create a pay wall in order to experience the base game story so I'm not really mad that they would be separate.

Either way, I'll hold off on the DLC simply because...well, I got sucked back in to Warcraft and getting ready for Warlords by making gold, getting BoAs, and capping off some 90 grinds since I am still unsure of what to main.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Oct 27, 2014, 21:53 Wallshadows
 
His face bothers me by all the weird looks he can make. It got downright hilarious with some of the faces he made in Star Trek.  
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