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Signed On May 29, 2008, 20:53
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News Comments > WildStar Devs on Warplots
9. Re: WildStar Devs on Warplots Apr 24, 2014, 13:15 Wallshadows
 
Jivaro wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 12:45:
It's not terrible and I am sure some people really dig the art style...but as a game I just don't see why everyone seems so optimistic about it.

You're not wrong with the gripes you have towards the title. It's not going to revolutionize the MMO genre and uses more or less the same mechanics which we've become used to over the past decade or more. If you're on the fence about MMOs because of this, simply don't like them, or aren't a fan of the art direction it takes, it'll be quite hard to get in to. I have a couple friends who looked at it, saw the graphics, and simply said 'nope' whereas others love it.

For me, what appeals to me about this title is that the entire game is being focused on. The combat system is effective, end-game is not an after-thought, the quests have a certain sense of flavor, and the diversity between classes is nice. The content itself can be fairly challenging compared to being molly coddled to death like in present-day Warcraft, even at early levels if you happen to piss off or accidentally aggro a Prime mob.

If I were to compare the core design of it to any other MMO, I would say TBC but that's just my opinion.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Devs on Warplots
8. Re: WildStar Devs on Warplots Apr 24, 2014, 13:00 Wallshadows
 
Alamar wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 11:48:

If so, I hope there's an open one close to launch. As is, I know almost nothing about the game, and will keep it that way unless some free option shows up : )

-Alamar

No exact date has been provided but there will be an open beta sometime in May. The only other way to obtain a beta is through random chance through their sign-up system or by participating in third-party contests.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Devs on Warplots
5. Re: WildStar Devs on Warplots Apr 24, 2014, 11:10 Wallshadows
 
Being instanced between zones was something that bothered me when I picked up the first Guild Wars title, thinking it was a step backwards from the open world design which was provided in Warcraft.

Now, it's not that much of a big deal as long as the zones are interesting and loaded with content. The starter zones like Levian Bay and Crimson Isle are pretty straight-forward and short but once you hit Deradune, the game really opens up with content, creature variety, a zone boss, crafting professions, and about 10x more points of interest for your path.

For me, these betas have made me more and more excited and it's nice that they are giving us a surprise beta weekend coming up on top of extending the previous beta weekend. On top of that, each beta shows the amount of work they are putting in between weekends rather than use it as a demo and ignore the bugs or optimization.

They really do have a great relation with the community.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2014, 13:09 Wallshadows
 
Pow, zoom! Straight to the data cap!  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 21, 2014, 11:12 Wallshadows
 
That would make Daikantana profitable almost four times!  
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News Comments > Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned
14. Re: Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned Apr 21, 2014, 11:10 Wallshadows
 
It's a good thing they are using pre-authorized payments to stop all those gold spammers, exploiters, and bots!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2014, 16:28 Wallshadows
 
Stop forcing your religious beliefs on me! I am so offended right now!  
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
1. Re: Sunday Patches Apr 20, 2014, 14:07 Wallshadows
 
The amount of bullshit they are trying to pull with this expansion is pretty damning like gutting Elemental Shaman mobility to fall back to stutter step casting while the other ranged casters can cast either their filler spells or spells to proc heavy hitting instants is a god damn joke. Yup, let me drop my Flametongue totem or hit them with Frost Shock and hope for a LB proc so I can try to out damage the tanks on any sort of movement-based encounter.

Talk about taking two steps back if it happens to make it to the live release. Then again, Blizzard is pretty awesome with nerfing or ignoring Elemental and then try to fix them via band aid patches throughout the expansion because they couldn't be assed to think about what they want out of them as a class and spec when it matters most.

Aggravating.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailer
2. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailer Apr 17, 2014, 09:47 Wallshadows
 
I really like their approach of being able to recapture the atmosphere of the film by destroying their equipment rather than using shitty grain effects.

I've been cautiously optimistic about this game for some time, although I don't know how I feel about playing as Ripley's daughter, but this snippet makes me pretty excited to see what CA can do to bring some integrity back to the Alien universe.

Also, I wonder if it will have Oculus Rift support?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Apr 14, 2014, 10:05 Wallshadows
 
I thought Opposing Force was much, much better than vanilla Half-Life and that Half-Life is probably one of the most overrated title/series in gaming. The best part about Half-Life 2 was the Source engine.

There, I said it.
 
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News Comments > Single-Player Hearthstone Plans
1. Re: Single-Player Hearthstone Plans Apr 14, 2014, 10:03 Wallshadows
 
I wonder if there will be any interesting designs for Heigan. That guy could really throw a dance party!  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs "Ultra Specs"
5. Re: Watch Dogs Apr 14, 2014, 10:00 Wallshadows
 
I would suspect we'll start to see a steep jump in specs now that the PS4/XBone don't have system architecture designed by monkeys so porting them to the PC leaves the door open for further enhancements than in the PS3/360 days where you were lucky to get a menu that has more than three video settings.

It sounds plausible in my brain although this is slated for the older consoles so maybe it's just the age-old tradition of being a shitty port.
 
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News Comments > Mojang Suggests Password Change
4. Re: Mojang Suggests Password Change Apr 9, 2014, 14:45 Wallshadows
 
So should I be legitimately worried about this and change all my passwords or is it just something that's being blown way out in to the stratosphere?  
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News Comments > Hannibal: Terror of Rome Announced
1. Re: Hannibal: Terror of Rome Announced Apr 7, 2014, 14:16 Wallshadows
 
My cat likes to lunge in to bags or yogurt cartons when they are dropped on the floor but this time she has found herself wearing a cape of bubble wrap.

 
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News Comments > On ESO Charges
4. Re: On ESO Charges Apr 7, 2014, 10:07 Wallshadows
 
What a joke. All MMOs from as far back as I remember let you shitcan your subscription setup by cancelling your credit card right out of the gate in the event that you don't want to be billed when your free month expires.

Leave it to the company which championed a whole race being locked down unless you bought the premium super edition to come up with this kind of bullshit process.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
16. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 5, 2014, 00:14 Wallshadows
 
Found a shitty, low-rolled Maximus today on my Crusader.

Pretty much beat the game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 4, 2014, 13:34 Wallshadows
 
It irritates the fuck out of me how every kind of shenanigans gets the 'gate' treatment now.  
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News Comments > Warlords of Draenor Alpha Testing
1. Re: Warlords of Draenor Alpha Testing Apr 4, 2014, 13:32 Wallshadows
 
Pushing out content faster my ass.

Siege of Orgrimmar is going to last as long as, if not longer than, Icecrown Citadel if Warlords is released after September and this is after they gave themselves handjobs about how much quicker they are going to push out content.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launch Party
21. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launch Party Mar 24, 2014, 12:49 Wallshadows
 
I wouldn't be too upset if the Crusader is lumbering because it has more than enough abilities to either close the gap or attack at range to balance out the flow of combat whereas the Barbarian can truly be a stick in the mud on the battle field depending on how he's built.

Crusader armor would give a Space marine a run for their money so it makes sense to be slow.

As for their power, that's not something I am too worried about as that can be addressed through hot fixes. Also, I honestly expect there to be more nerfs to their power than buffs (akin to how they handled the Death Knight in Warcraft) since it's their new love interest and one of the main selling points to the expansion.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced
5. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced Mar 19, 2014, 16:31 Wallshadows
 
Devil's advocate but seeing that TOR is successful enough to get an expansion and rustling so many jimmies here is pretty entertaining.  
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