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Signed On May 29, 2008, 20:53
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News Comments > Cryptic Layoffs
5. Re: Cryptic Layoffs Mar 19, 2015, 12:16 Wallshadows
 
Douple post shenanigans.  
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News Comments > Cryptic Layoffs
4. Re: Cryptic Layoffs Mar 19, 2015, 11:59 Wallshadows
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 10:17:
How do you 'become' a community manager anyway? I assume you have to have experience being a forum moderator, but most of those that I know are the biggest douchebag dicks ever. It's like the easiest job in the world but so many of these assholes get addicted to being chief of their little virtual fiefdom on the net. I assume that the best community managers aren't developer asskissers and censors, so there has to be more to it than that.

Using Blizzard as an example:

They most likely have some kind of Communication degree in order to properly function as an intermediate link between the community and the developers which separates them from the typical 1-800-fixmyshit customer service reps. Throw in an aptitude to use social media while understanding the software you are working with and you're likely going to be given a position to represent the company in some form or another. I wouldn't call it an easy job though. They're often mistaken for developers by butthurt players and blamed for information they're simply relaying from the developers. They have to put up with a lot of whining, entitled, shitty players on a daily basis and it seems to get worse. If I were a CM on the WoW general forums, I would probably rage quit from life within a week.

They must have amazing medical benefits.\

I don't think there is such a thing as a universally 'good' community manager unless there is complete transparency with the developers and, at that point, there wouldn't be a need for them and the game would never get done.

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News Comments > New Evolve Hunters Next Week
6. Re: New Evolve Hunters Next Week Mar 19, 2015, 11:35 Wallshadows
 
Is this the patch DLC that makes the game good?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2015, 20:07 Wallshadows
 
Play all those games to completion or travel to Mercury one time....oh the choices!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2015, 18:48 Wallshadows
 
Have you ever run the third-party Steam tool which calculates how long it would take to beat all your games, Bat?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2015, 15:14 Wallshadows
 
I'm honestly surprised it got a second season. SyFy must have even lower viewership standards than I thought but I guess they really want to force their own series to be like the big boy networks.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2015, 14:33 Wallshadows
 
I tried watching Helix on Netflix because the description looked pretty awesome until I came to find out it's a SyFy series. In spite of that, I thought I would give it a shot since I like shows which deal with virology and confinement.

Pilot episode, okay, it's fine. It has the other Asian actor aside from Ken Watanabe who has a scheming face so I pretty much assumed he was the bad guy since that's how he's typecast in, well, everything. Painfully fast forward to five episodes later and I'm back to finish off Spartacus for the second time to act as brain bleach for ever giving something from SyFy a chance.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End
22. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End Mar 17, 2015, 13:42 Wallshadows
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 12:46:
Have to agree with you on this one. SWTOR is a terrible example.

Terrible, how? It's an entirely self-sustaining title which is still producing content updates at a fairly consistent pace. Just because it doesn't have five million subscribers doesn't mean it's a failure, it simply falls in to a more niche corner of the market mostly due to the franchise it's built on and the same can likely be said about TESO. If anything, one can hope that TESO has the same amount of success as TOR because it's still going strong long after the doomsayers proclaimed it to be a dead game.

The thing about Darks is that he won't listen to anyone and nearly everything he says is either misinformed, contradictory or hypocritical. He tries really hard to prove his point and those who do not see it are assumed idiots in his eyes because they don't fold to his infinite wisdom. He thinks TESO is great, others think it's bad, he goes Super Saiyan defensive, *john madden graph*, and thinks it's okay to rip on TOR the same way people he dislikes rip on TESO.

There may have been a point where he was a reasonable person but it appears he took an arrow to the Prefrontal Cortex.

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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End
17. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Mandatory Subscriptions End Mar 17, 2015, 12:42 Wallshadows
 
Waiting for it to go on sale for $10 - $15 and then I'd check it out. Kind of surprised they didn't have a deep flash sale to celebrate the transition by bringing in more players on the fence due to the price of admission in to questionable territories.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2015, 12:29 Wallshadows
 
Verno wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 10:16:
Finally got around to Interstellar last night and was happy to see outside of a few stupid moments and some Hollywoodisms that it lived up to the hype. The movie was almost 3 hours long but I didn't really mind. I remember reading complaints about complexity when it come out but I thought It was much more approachable than Inception which was an unnecessarily dense movie for such a simple plot.

I enjoyed Interstellar although it really jumped ship once they decided to turn Matt Damon in to a Bond villain. Not the best movie I've ever seen but it definitely gave me something to look forward to in this recent drought of even 'okay' movies where the amount of good movies compared to the amount of awful movies I've seen in the past several months is definitely one-sided with no chance to balance it in sight.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 16, 2015, 11:15 Wallshadows
 
I like how on that table they put years by the hundreds for sentencing and then after 300 is simply puts 'life'. Methuselah would be fucked.

Edit: Months, not years, Methuselah is safe.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 15, 2015, 14:40 Wallshadows
 
Is it recommended even for someone who hasn't played a city builder since SimCity 3 and could never make sustainable cities beyond a handful of buildings?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 15, 2015, 14:28 Wallshadows
 
Can anyone recommend better options to watch US/UK Netflix from Canada? I've tried Hola and ZenMate but they're both incredibly shitty when it comes to offering a consistent uptime and ZenMate just absolutely destroys my browsing speed on top of it. I don't just mean slowness in general but there are often times when there is absolutely no activity for 30 seconds or more.

Driving me absolutely wild.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Mar 13, 2015, 19:34 Wallshadows
 
Flatline wrote on Mar 13, 2015, 18:09:
Out of curiosity, is Borderlands Pre-Sequel worth the 30 bucks that it goes for occasionally? I'm kind of burned out on borderlands at this point, and have been waiting for a deep Far Cry 4 sale moreso, but a mindless shoot-em-up either way would be fun.

From my understanding, it's not as good as Borderlands 2 and might be the weakest entry in the series as far as story and location are concerned. If you're burned out on Borderlands, I don't think TPS will provide you with any kind of second-wind even if it has more Handsome Jack. It seems like it should have been DLC and then they just blew it up to a fully-fledged title without properly addressing the size in regards to content and polish.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Mar 13, 2015, 17:10 Wallshadows
 
It's also on sale on the Humble Bundle site for $17.

He says with the Humble Bundle link taking you there.
 
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News Comments > Two Free Evolve Maps Coming
11. Re: Two Free Evolve Maps Coming Mar 13, 2015, 11:23 Wallshadows
 
"Nearly 700% better than Evolve!" should be Digital Extreme's new slogan for Warframe.  
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News Comments > New Killing Floor 2 Video Diary
4. Re: New Killing Floor 2 Video Diary Mar 12, 2015, 22:06 Wallshadows
 
I've always been on the fence about buying KF, even when it went on sale for 5$ but I have been really impressed with what they've been doing with the sequel. Even their plot-hole ridden kind-of-awful-live-action Killing Floor mini-episode was entertaining.
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2015 Announced
1. Re: BlizzCon 2015 Announced Mar 12, 2015, 19:55 Wallshadows
 
If it's anything like the one from last year, I wouldn't even buy a virtual ticket. Just hang around MMO-C and you get what you need for free or look for free streams like Tassadar Online.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Gameplay Footage
1. Re: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Gameplay Footage Mar 12, 2015, 19:05 Wallshadows
 
$15 on GMG VIP.  
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Closed Alpha
1. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Closed Alpha Mar 12, 2015, 19:03 Wallshadows
 
"Tactical". I guess we'll have to see about that.  
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