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Signed On May 29, 2008, 20:53
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News Comments > Battle.net Adding "Appear Offline" Mode
3. Re: Battle.net Adding "Appear Offline" Mode Sep 20, 2012, 11:25 Wallshadows
 
What next?

Profile avatars?!
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Hotfixes
6. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Sep 19, 2012, 11:58 Wallshadows
 
AV was the only BG I enjoyed because there was structure, strategy, and super awesome bosses to summon. Now, it's almost impossible to see Ivus, Lok'holar or any of the other bosses and it has turned in to a simple first to zerg wins. No backcapping, no forcing a wipe at Galv, nothing.

With the resources being dropped more, I doubt we'll ever see any of the bosses again....and even if we do, they'll be dead in eight seconds.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Mac Client
34. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Mac Client Sep 18, 2012, 17:37 Wallshadows
 
Hmmm, doesn't seem like it went through. What's your ID tag, Creston?  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Mac Client
30. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Mac Client Sep 18, 2012, 16:28 Wallshadows
 
Aye, same here. Swung in from Gate of Madness when TC was at 'high'.

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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2012, 15:38 Wallshadows
 
Developer chats would be worth checking out if they didn't cherry pick all the easy answer questions.  
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News Comments > Project Eternity Hitting Stretch Goals
17. Re: Project Eternity Hitting Stretch Goals Sep 18, 2012, 12:28 Wallshadows
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 21:08:
Baldurs Gate 2 had player homes in SP.....

D'oh! Did it? I bought it quite some time ago but only played through the first area then shelved it...
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Hitting Stretch Goals
2. Re: Project Eternity Hitting Stretch Goals Sep 17, 2012, 19:13 Wallshadows
 
Looking past that...player housing at $2 million

My MMO senses are tingling...
 
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News Comments > On The Secret World's F2P Potential
6. Re: On The Secret World's F2P Potential Sep 17, 2012, 13:58 Wallshadows
 
F2P pays for itself if done right. I've forked over about two months worth of WoW subscription time in to their gemstore as I am sure is the case with many other players - although likely to a lesser extent.

Relying on box sales and vanity items requires a lot of faith in your product without subs to fall back on though and this is likely why it's not really the 'norm' in the industry. What I really hate is the fact that it seems parts of the industry are going in the opposite direction and using subscription-based models along with macrotransactions such as WoW and TSW.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer
2. Re: Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer Sep 17, 2012, 10:14 Wallshadows
 
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand there goes around 3/4 of the guild members in GW2.

Sigh.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Videos
12. Re: Borderlands 2 Videos Sep 16, 2012, 17:20 Wallshadows
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 16, 2012, 16:30:
I'm not angry about it. I just thought the first one sucked and have no interest in the second. Nor do I understand why anyone liked the first much less wants the second.

I don't mean you in particular, Cutter, more like in general because I remember how 'well' the initial reception was when the second one was announced and the relatively short time between then and release. A couple were hesitant to say they enjoyed it while most were firing up their roasters.

Then again, I might be recalling this wrong and blowing it a little out of proportion. I just happen to find it interesting.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Videos
3. Re: Borderlands 2 Videos Sep 16, 2012, 13:39 Wallshadows
 
So at what point did the community turn from angry to happy in regards to Borderlands?  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Sep 15, 2012, 11:32 Wallshadows
 
I can see where they were trying to go with the trailer, to break the current stagnant-state of MMOs and whatnot...but then when they show gameplay footage, a dragon is the centerpiece which is one of the most uninspiring, overused elements in MMOs.

It's especially disappointing when you [spoiler] actually 'fight' Zhaitan which makes Madness of Deathwing look like it was designed by Mensa.


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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation Funded
7. Re: Planetary Annihilation Funded Sep 14, 2012, 23:16 Wallshadows
 
It's been a while since I've played a decent RTS so this is something to keep an eye on. I also prefer sandbox / skirmish modes because you're not kept in check by artificial barriers such as unit production which are tied in to the level you're on or restart from scratch.

It made me enjoy titles such as Age of Empires II for a very long time because each game was something new to try and played out until someone was thoroughly wiped off the map.
 
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News Comments > More Diablo III 1.0.5 Details
2. Re: More Diablo III 1.0.5 Details Sep 14, 2012, 22:16 Wallshadows
 
The biggest challenge in this game is trying to find gear you can use rather than going to the AH but I guess that's working as intended.

When's the last time you've found an item which provides a general buff to your player? I found some 'okay' weapons since the 1.04 patch which went towards buying a nice 1.04 Messerschmidt's Reaver but that's about it since I stopped playing and picked up GW2.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 14, 2012, 16:35 Wallshadows
 
Verno wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 13:32:
A lot of people who roll their own machines tend to install drivers before antivirus programs and one common vector is companies like Asus who are offering infected drivers without realizing it.

...I built my PC several years ago and still haven't got around to installing an antivirus.

*knocks on wood*
 
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News Comments > Metro 2033 Film Plans
6. Re: Metro 2033 Film Plans Sep 14, 2012, 16:31 Wallshadows
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 16:10:
I like the Resident Evil movie? It's good if you completely disassociate it and pretend it's not part of the Resident Evil series at all, so as a movie it's pretty decent. Same could be said for the sequels.

To be honest, I would be more inclined to watch it if it had any other name attached to it but it doesn't. While the first one was 'okay', Anderson really turned it up a notch and took a dump on the story with the second title and that's where I've simply refused to indulged beyond a glimpse of the third title while browsing through TV channels and was reminded of a awkward telekinetic Mad Max spin-off.

For me, the only good RE movie which lived up to its name is Regeneration and it's so buried that few outside of the video game fanbase seem to know about.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Making Fewer AAA Games
27. Re: Ubisoft Making Fewer AAA Games Sep 13, 2012, 19:18 Wallshadows
 
Ubisoft likely has no faith in consumers to turn a substantial profit on their so called AAA titles so what does that say about their products in the first place...  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 9, 2012, 17:14 Wallshadows
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 15:03:
In other news, being ignorant as hell causes Stress. If you don't aim to understand what you work with, you will never be comfortable working with it.

This is doubly-important for those who work in the tech support industry. Stressed out callers and stressed out workers who fumble with the same issue means you're gonna have a bad time when they call back. While there are usually tests and methods to determine whether you can work in tech support, there are those who still find ways to coast on others to get by.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patch Notes
5. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patch Notes Sep 9, 2012, 15:47 Wallshadows
 
I throw three cheap level 76 Exotic items and a forge shard in to the forge and get an 80 exotic item back.

Money money money!

...unless it's a fucking spear, trident, warhorn or torch...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 9, 2012, 13:01 Wallshadows
 
Version 15? Weren't we at 7 or 8 a few months ago?  
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