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Nickname DrEvil
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Signed On May 31, 2000, 05:27
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News Comments > Civilization V Free & Paid DLC Released
5. Re: Civilization V Free & Paid DLC Released Oct 25, 2010, 19:23 DrEvil
 
Spektr wrote on Oct 25, 2010, 19:09:
hmm I'll wait for the expansion pack. with 45 dollar one will probably get ten or so extra civilizations and much more. Am I the only one to think the game feels unfinished as it is? civ4 felt much more complete as far as the modern era was concerned.. television rock n'roll internet. and culture made more sense. you could steal land from neighbours just out of influence. I thought that was a pretty neat idea. Also the UN was much more interesting. To be honest, those dlcs sound like a rip off.

You can steal land from neighbours using culture bombs from great artists. Of course, the difference is that the AI will (rightfully) view that as an aggressive action and may declare war.

I agree that Civ IV seemed to have better wonders and a more interesting tech tree.

Otherwise though, I really like Civ V.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V Patched
13. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V Patched Oct 23, 2010, 17:48 DrEvil
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 23, 2010, 17:06:
captawe wrote on Oct 23, 2010, 09:31:
Start a new game maybe???
The hotfix is due on Monday but it's still incredibly annoying. I was in the middle of a Marathon game and really don't want to restart. And I was already holding off on my previous game after I came across the 69-city bug, which meant I couldn't get any further without it crashing - it was one of things meant to be fixed in the patch. Honestly, breaking a game and then saying "wait until Monday" isn't acceptable behaviour.

First of all, it was only a problem for *some* save games, not all, so it's understandable they didn't catch it.

However, what it less forgivable is that the game shipped with a save corruption bug, which means even after the hot fix, your problem may not go away since your save game may already be corrupted.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V DLC Next Week
14. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V DLC Next Week Oct 19, 2010, 16:02 DrEvil
 
Verno wrote on Oct 19, 2010, 10:26:
Making new civs isn't difficult, I really doubt they had to cut any out. Users have already made several. I get what you're saying though, I think it's a bit shitty to be doing DLC while people are waiting for a patch. It's just courtesy that you hold off on that shit until you fix up the game.

And that mindset is wrong. The group of people working on content is usually completely different from those working on patches.

One group is likely mostly artists while the others is mostly developers.

It makes perfect business sense to be doing both things in parallel; nevermind the fact that they are currently intending to deliver the first patch before or at the same time as the first DLC.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V DLC Next Week
13. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V DLC Next Week Oct 19, 2010, 15:59 DrEvil
 
Pubknight wrote on Oct 19, 2010, 10:13:
It's a good game, and hopefully will get there... but I think releasing paid DLC is premature at this stage.
I know personally I have 2 different save games I have shelved waiting for the patch because of game stopping bugs.

And doesn't anyone else get bugged about paid DLC being released a month after the game?
I like DLC... but make it new additional content... not stuff that was obviously stripped out of the initial game.

Sorry, but that argument is old, tired, and wrong.

Game projects and software in general are big enough that multiple teams are often producing content for the same product.

Just because content was starting to be produced before a product was released doesn't mean it should have or could have shipped with the product -- they're on their own release schedules.

For example, did you know that the three lord of the rings movies had much of their footage shot back-to-back? But I'm sure you see why it was reasonable to not expect all the content they shot to be in the first film.

Having parallel production of additional content is simply good business sense to maximise potential revenue from a product.

People's interest in a product is maximal near its release, so it makes sense to release new content as often as possible after its release to keep sales up, and to get revenue from the existing customer base.

Ultimately, game companies are businesses, not charities, and grousing about the fact that they're being run like one is silly at best.

Now if you want to complain about something, complain about the fact that "collector's editions" have now become meaningless, with many of them not actually including all of the content available *at the point of shipping*.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Signature Edition
36. Re: Dragon Age II Signature Edition Oct 15, 2010, 16:01 DrEvil
 
Creston wrote on Oct 15, 2010, 11:46:
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2010, 11:26:

I seriously doubt that David Gaider, of all people, is the one pushing for the game to become Dragon Age : God of War Edition...

Go read his forum posts about the games "streamlining". I think he's fully on board with the "push button, awesome happens" development shift (thats an actual quote btw).

I'm sure he's on board, because what else can he really do? He's a WRITER. This is being pushed by EA who feel so sorry for all the console players who thought the first one was way too difficult, and so Bioware has to make it far easier and far more mainstream.

It's not David Gaider who is PUSHING these changes. He knows how much the PC players enjoyed all the humor and awesome dialogue in the original game. He was a frequent participant in the 100+ page quotes thread.

Yes, I'd have a hard time believing David Gaider was behind this as well. I've been fortunate enough to have a few private responses from him which I really appreciated.

I really liked the characters in Dragon Age, especially Zehvran. So freakin' hilarious.
 
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News Comments > The Temple of Elemental Evil on GOG.com
28. Re: The Temple of Elemental Evil on GOG.com Oct 14, 2010, 14:57 DrEvil
 
Hyatus wrote on Oct 14, 2010, 13:27:
Was it ToEE that deleted your c drive on uninstallation or PoR?
One of them had a bug, if I remember correctly, where if you didn't install it in the default directory it would wipe your drive.

It was Pool of Radiance. Classic.
 
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News Comments > 1 Million GameRanger Users
5. Re: 1 Million GameRanger Users Oct 11, 2010, 23:47 DrEvil
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 22:04:
|oR|jonvall wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 21:13:
Never heard of GameRanger....

Was going to post the same thing.

Same.
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped
56. Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped Oct 10, 2010, 17:56 DrEvil
 
Congratulations 2k games; you've officially become the McDonald's of PC Game publishers. I'll only purchase your games at McDonald's prices accordingly.

So glad I never bought Bioshock 2.
 
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News Comments > Pitchford: DNF Cost Broussard $20-30M
32. Re: Pitchford: DNF Cost Broussard $20-30M Oct 7, 2010, 16:06 DrEvil
 
Creston wrote on Oct 7, 2010, 14:54:
Verno wrote on Oct 7, 2010, 14:46:
AirWreck wrote on Oct 7, 2010, 13:59:
Verno wrote on Oct 7, 2010, 11:14:
GRRM fans will know what I'm talking about there

Thanks for reminding me. Winter is coming damn it! Robert Jordan fans really know what that's like.

I gave up on him awhile ago. Even if he finishes the current book he's working on, there is no hope for the rest of the series given his chosen physical condition and age. Look up Steven Erikson sometime, that dude is a machine, writes amazing stuff and has an insane work ethic.

Unless dead people can write, I don't think Robert Jordan is in much danger of ever finishing that series.

Creston

The estate selected a new author to finish the series as Robert Jordan (pen name btw; real name was James Oliver Rigney, Jr.) actually wrote down (and/or dictated) the end of the story to his family before he passed away.

So yes actually, it will be finished, and new books drawing the series to its conclusion have already been published.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition
5. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition Oct 1, 2010, 04:06 DrEvil
 
Kedyn wrote on Oct 1, 2010, 01:41:
Am I the only one that found Dragon Age to be a bit overrated?

Yes Nah, you might have felt that way, but I didn't. I loved every flippin' moment of it. Especially Zevran.

Then again, when you pretty much force the player into playing as a Mage because the only two other Mages in the game don't play well together - and the only way to get anywhere in the early game at "Not Pussy" difficulty without getting constantly faceraped is to use two mages - I get a little pissed off.

Nope, other classes are viable too. I admit I played the mage option, but I've also played with warrior as well.
 
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News Comments > Real ID Opt Outs
10. Re: Real ID Opt Outs Oct 1, 2010, 04:04 DrEvil
 
elefunk wrote on Oct 1, 2010, 01:13:
Nothing about your privacy is affected in any way unless you deliberately enter your username and password into Facebook. No one can find you. You can't find anyone else.

That is the literal definition of opt-in. No one made a choice for you. A button there saying nothing but "search facebook" is not an opt-in.

No, it isn't. If it was the literal definition of opt-in, why would blizzard call it opt out? Stop trying to defend Blizzard; they're not saints, they're just a business in it for the money.
 
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News Comments > Real ID Opt Outs
7. Re: Real ID Opt Outs Oct 1, 2010, 00:29 DrEvil
 
elefunk wrote on Oct 1, 2010, 00:15:
Oh for fuck's sake people, really? It was already opt-in from the first place.

No, it wasn't. Which is why Blizzard's setting screen has you *uncheck* the "Enable RealID" to *opt-out*.

No one ever forced you to use the Facebook integration. No one was "opted-in" to it automatically. The only time you ever used it was when you deliberately wanted to search for friends.

That's it.

And for that, it worked brilliantly. I found 10-15 people instantly that I wanted to play Starcraft II with that I lost contact with years ago. I had no idea most of these people wanted to play SCII in the first place and now I'm talking with them for the first time in years, sharing a common interest.

I don't care if search was the "only" thing exposed; the point is that I should have had the choice to participate in the program at all.

You don't care about privacy, that's fine, but don't force your ideas on other people or try to belittle us because we care.

If I *choose* to put my information online, that's one thing. It's something completely different to make that choice *for* me.
 
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News Comments > Real ID Opt Outs
3. Re: Real ID Opt Outs Sep 30, 2010, 23:05 DrEvil
 
This is totally backwards; it should be opt-in not opt-out. Idiots.  
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News Comments > The Bible Online Launches
18. Re: The Bible Online Launches Sep 28, 2010, 22:59 DrEvil
 
Anyone want to build a Secrete]sic] warehouse?

http://www.bibleonlinegame.com/image/screenshot/5.jpg

Way to reinforce the uneducated blind faith stereotype guys.

(Not that I don't think they're "off their rocker" anyways...)
 
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News Comments > On the GOG.com Hoax
20. Re: On the GOG.com Hoax Sep 23, 2010, 01:58 DrEvil
 
Dev wrote on Sep 22, 2010, 22:57:
In chapter 3 they continue the hoax by saying Baldurs gate is "available today"

Ironically at the end of chapter 3 (as in the other chapters they continue the silly monk thing) they say that "acts are more important than words"

Uh, you forgot about that whole "timezones" thing. Wherever they're located could be tomorrow already
 
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News Comments > On the GOG.com Hoax
14. Re: On the GOG.com Hoax Sep 23, 2010, 00:16 DrEvil
 
Prez wrote on Sep 22, 2010, 23:42:
I can't believe they did this! What an obnoxious stunt! I may never buy from them ag... ooohh, look - Baldur's Gate!

Hey - I guess it worked!

I already own an original copy of BG 1 + Exp & BG II, what do I get out of this?
 
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News Comments > Elemental Patched
13. Re: Elemental Patched Sep 18, 2010, 00:01 DrEvil
 
Scottso wrote on Sep 17, 2010, 23:29:
For what it's worth, it's really easy to get a refund. Coming here complaining that you should have bought Civ 5 instead is kind of disingenuous since you CAN get a refund on Elemental. Let's see you get one if you decide you hate Civ 5...

It isn't "disingenuous" at all. I'm simply expressing that the money I spent on Elemental would have been better off spent on Civ 5 *right now*. Even if I can get a refund, a refund won't repair my opinion of Stardock, and it won't give me back the time I've wasted on Elemental so far.

In the end, I'm just a very disappointed gamer. I really expected better of Stardock after Gal Civ II.
 
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News Comments > Elemental Patched
2. Re: Elemental Patched Sep 17, 2010, 22:09 DrEvil
 
To paraphrase an age-old lament:

"Is this the patch that makes the game fun?"

I hate to agree, but Elemental has been incredibly disappointing despite the patches. I'm really regretting spending the $70 it cost to get elemental limited edition direct from stardock.

I should have waited and bought Civ 5 instead

I think stardock may eventually get Elemental to the level of quality Gal Civ II reached, but I feel like I spent too much to have to wait that long for them to fix it. This game should not have shipped; it wasn't ready.

This comment was edited on Sep 18, 2010, 00:02.
 
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News Comments > Runic: Torchlight 3 Before Diablo III
17. Re: Runic: Torchlight 3 before Diablo III Aug 25, 2010, 03:46 DrEvil
 
Slashman wrote on Aug 25, 2010, 00:28:
I'm still trying to figure out what was so great about Torchlight.

It's basically Fate

I sat down and started to play it on a friend's system and I was like: They rebranded Fate and added 3 classes.

I'm amazed that people found this so entertaining. $20 was way too much for this game.

I'm amazed that so many people think their view of a game is the only valid one.

There are many, many people that felt torchlight was well worth $20 -- I'm one of them and there are others.

And even if you personally didn't feel like it was worth $20, you could have just played the demo and then bought it on steam during one of the sales for $5!

I actually liked the game so much I bought copies for my friends and two for myself.

It's ok that you didn't like it, but don't assume no one else does.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack on Cloud Gaming and RAGE Dedicated Servers
4. Re: John Carmack on Cloud Gaming and RAGE Dedicated Servers Aug 14, 2010, 14:59 DrEvil
 
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Aug 14, 2010, 14:45:
John of all people should understand that dedicated servers are a technological advantage over peer-to-peering. There's no ifs, ands or buts (or butts) about it; you have dedicated servers, you can have a game that relies less on client-side prediction and gives the players a more authentic experience based on what everyone in-game is actually doing, with less of the outcome reliant on luck.

I'm positive he understands that. I believe what he's referring to here is *user-run* dedicated servers.

I could see him possibly not understanding that since he's probably never been in the group of people that run one for their friends or take pride in running one for the community.
 
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