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Signed On May 31, 2000, 05:27
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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.

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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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News Comments > King's Quest Fan-Game Episode One
10. Re: King's Quest Fan-Game Episode One Jul 12, 2010, 01:40 DrEvil
Cutter wrote on Jul 11, 2010, 14:28:
Any mirrors for this, sigh, they want you to register on some website to download it, no thanks.

My understanding is that their agreement to be able to release the game requires them to not allow redistribution. Hence no mirrors. And I suspect they want registration so they have an idea of how many unique individuals actually downloaded it.
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News Comments > NVIDIA 400 Series Reviews
6. Re: NVIDIA 400 Series Reviews Mar 27, 2010, 00:11 DrEvil
Ray Marden wrote on Mar 26, 2010, 22:59:
Move along...nothing to see here...go buy a 5850...
Thanks for nothing NvidiA.
Sweeping away the hype; not finding anything left,

Unfortunately, for those of that don't use Windows (and I'm not talking about Linux, although that would apply too), nVidia remains the best option driver-support wise.

I like ATi's hardware, but they provide no support for my high-end workstation OS :/
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News Comments > John Carmack Earns GDC Lifetime Achievement Award
23. Re: John Carmack Earns GDC Lifetime Achievement Award Feb 22, 2010, 19:47 DrEvil
What a crock. Should have gone to Derek Smart

You have sullied the good name of Dr. Evil.

*takes off white glove, smacks imposter*

Carmack more than deserves this award. I have the job I do today thanks to people like him.
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News Comments > PC Return to Ostagar for Dragon Age Released
7. Re: PC Return to Ostagar for Dragon Age Released Jan 30, 2010, 17:39 DrEvil
Than what is the use of a points system in the first place?

My guess is that by making you exchange money for points instead of money for content that they get to do additional legal maneuvering they couldn't otherwise.
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 DLC Issue Workarounds
20. Re: BioWare DLC Issue Workarounds Jan 26, 2010, 23:09 DrEvil
nin wrote on Jan 26, 2010, 19:34:

Class act Bioware, class act.

My bet is that you can't remove the helmet since the entire armor set is probably a single model.

Oh well; wouldn't be the first game where the armor hid my character.
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News Comments > BC2 LE Preorders, "Non-Transferrable" Multiplayer Requires
33. Re: BC2 LE Preorders, Jan 24, 2010, 20:55 DrEvil
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 24, 2010, 16:36:
In other words you're paying $50 to rent a game.
No, asshole - you're paying $50 to buy the game. The only difference is that you can't resell or transfer the game to anyone else, though you can't with services like Steam anyway. This is a complete non-issue, especially for PC gamers. I mean, how many people honestly sell their games on or trade them in? Do you? Or is this more about the principle than the practicalities?

Sorry, but you're the idiot here. If you *purchase* (buy) a product, historically you have had the right to transfer that product to anyone else. As for how many people sell their games or trade them in? Obviously you haven't been paying much attention to the success of GameStop, etc. or how Wal-Mart and even Best Buy now offer trade-in services. There's also a slew of secondhand stores that sell used PC games such as the Half-Price book store (in my area).
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News Comments > Blizzard Discouraging WoW Account Restorations, Considering Mandatory Authenticators
16. Re: Blizzard Discouraging WoW Account Restorations, Considering Mandatory Authenticators Jan 9, 2010, 03:54 DrEvil
I bought an Authenticator last year; never been sorry.

Of course, I've never had my account hacked, and its been years since I had a virus/trojan (that I'm aware of) on my Windows boxen.

Running Windows means you have a very good chance of getting some nefarious evil program on your system even if you follow the best security practices.

I'm all for making the Authenticators mandatory personally, as long as having one doesn't lead Blizzard to automatically assume your account can't be hacked (which would be stupid).
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News Comments > Divinity II: Ego Draconis Trailer
7. Re: Divinity II: Ego Draconis Trailer Dec 23, 2009, 23:08 DrEvil
Belzabub wrote on Dec 23, 2009, 18:45:
Demo better than the POS that is DA:O!!

I have sincere doubts about the veracity of your claims. Perhasp you could provide something substantive to support them?

If Dragon Age: Origins was a "POS", then it's the finest polished turd of a game I've ever played

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News Comments > Divinity II: Ego Draconis Trailer
2. Re: Divinity II: Ego Draconis Trailer Dec 23, 2009, 16:41 DrEvil
Okay, not really about the trailer, but I tried the demo and I already found several major annoyances (for me):

* No save/load in Demo, and even though the game claims it is autosaving, if you have to restart the game (because you changed some settings and want them to take effect) you'll have to start all over from the beginning of the demo, which leads me to ...

* You can't skip the Intro videos when starting the game, nor when creating a new one.

* Performance is abysmal on my Core 2 Duo E6600 8GB RAM XP 32-bit System with a GeForce GTX 280 regardless of lowest or highest graphics settings. Shame. Specifically, the game is pausing every half-second or so briefly and then is fine. All other games run flawlessly on my system, so I'll have to assume that there is a bug here.

* Character animations are over the top. Seriously, every single NPC you talk to in the game gesticulates so wildly you're afraid they're going to hit you accidentally when they're talking to you.

* Camera is b0rken. A few times in a conversation with NPCs, the camera would be placed halfway through my character's model and I couldn't see anything.

* You can't customise the character at all for the demo; not even the frickin' name!

* Grammar is an odd mix of middle and modern English at times. For example, one character said something like "the Divine must be revenged!" While Revenged might be acceptable for middle-English, the odd mix of modern and middle means it would have been better to say "avenged".

I enjoyed Divine Divinity to a point and Beyond Dvinity, but despite the somewhat interesting story that might be here, and the fairly nice graphics, the Demo has completely turned me off from buying this game.
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News Comments > On Sale
25. Re: On Sale Dec 23, 2009, 03:57 DrEvil

One thing I noticed...none of the Interplay games are on sale...and really wish they would get Freespace 2 on Steam. If they had an Interplay catalog bundle on sale I'd snap it up. has Interplay stuff on sale, and quite frankly, I prefer GOG to steam. In particular, has a Freespace bundle right now dirt cheap.

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News Comments > On Sale
18. Re: Game Reviews Dec 19, 2009, 16:37 DrEvil
If Torchlight doesn't constantly crash on you.

The development team seems fairly incompetent on fixing some major game breaking bugs.

That's the funny thing about games, some people have problems, some don't. I've never had had TorchLight crash in many, many hours of play.

Most of the issues I've seen reported related to crashing so far have been a result of the horrid DRM some of the distributors are using.

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News Comments > On Age of Conan Update 6
3. Re: On Age of Conan Update 6 Dec 6, 2009, 04:50 DrEvil
People in the US have it easy. If you live in almost any other country, bandwidth caps and quotas are pretty much a given.  
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News Comments > Cities XL Discovery Offer
1. Re: Cities XL Discovery Offer Dec 1, 2009, 20:16 DrEvil
Poor SimCity clone with subscription required? EPIC FAIL.  
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News Comments > EVE Online: Dominion Released
3. Re: EVE Online: Dominion Released Dec 1, 2009, 20:14 DrEvil
The changes are: this game probably still sucks as much as it did when I quit playing a few months ago.

The only thing EVE has going for it is the social aspect, if you actually are interested in a game, I suggest looking elsewhere.

Yes, this is just my opinion, if you like the game, good for you, but for me it was boring as hell.
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Nov 29, 2009, 22:00 DrEvil
If anyone hasn't picked up Dragon Age yet, it's easily worth $40. I don't think I'm even half way through yet, but I'm taking my time with it and exploring every nook and cranny.

So far I'm tempted to say it's the best RPG I've played since Planescape and Baldur's Gate 2. The Witcher was great as well, but not as good as DA. The main story and quests are excellent, and unless the game takes a dive near the end I think it's a shoo-in for that title. The polish is a nice touch too... there are so many little things in the game that show just how loving effort went into it.

There may be bugs, which are basically inevitable, but I haven't found any yet.

I agree completely. My first play-through took me around 60 hours and according to the game statistics I explored 95% of the world.

I haven't enjoyed a game this much in a long time. The characters, the voices, and the whole freakin' story were great.

This is also the first time in a very long time I've started my 2nd playthrough so soon.

I didn't encounter any game-stopping bugs. Some minor oddities with dialog, but nothing else that I can recall.

This comment was edited on Nov 29, 2009, 22:01.
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News Comments > Torchlight Patch Plans
26. Re: Torchlight Patch Plans Nov 4, 2009, 01:36 DrEvil
Wish the 'I can't believe there is no coop' would give it a rest already. Yes, it would be nice if the game had it, or if they added it. The game wouldn't have been made if they had. Now that it's selling so well, hopefully they will be able to get it in before the MMO release.

I doubt they'll do it. They plainly said that doing that would compete with their MMO title and they have no resources to do it anyway (they're all focused on the MMO title).

With that said, there are already community members on the forums that hacking a form of multiplayer into the game via modding.
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