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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Videos
33. Re: Borderlands 2 Videos Sep 17, 2012, 10:19 Trevellian
 
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 00:49:
Trevellian wrote on Sep 16, 2012, 17:40:
I never understood anyones beef with Gearbox to begin with. Brothers in Arms was a great game and before that they had done nothing but Half Life expansions and ports. What was there to hate about them? Honestly?

Nothing. Thats right, nothing.

I'm of the opinion that Borderlands is a game that people love to hate just for nitpicky reasons or because they have something against Randy Pitchford.

Borderlands is an easy game to hate. Most of the criticisms against it are spot on: You really DO only fight like four different enemies in the entire game, and 2 of those are 90% of all battles; it IS a big drab grey brown world; it was a giant piece of shit to get working multiplayer, etc etc. This was DESPITE the fact that Pitchford promised that the PC version of the game would get lots of love and attention. (it didn't. It was as straight an xbox port as you'd ever seen.)

You also seem to forget the Halo port, which was done by Gearbox, which was an absolutely unmitigated piece of shit, to which Randy Pitchford himself basically told everyone "Well, if the game runs like shit then your computer just fucking sucks!"

Ignoring that even people with absolute state of the art hardware at the time couldn't run the fucking thing. He finally admitted that it was a bad port about two or three years later. (Ie, after he'd already fleeced everyone from their money.)

Finally, before they became Gearbox, Pitchford was one of the main guys at Rebel Boat Rocker, and was literally one of the worst fucking loudmouths in the entire industry, who pissed off entire slews of other devs and fans in the process.

So to say that people have "nothing" is just stupid.

Personally I loved the shit out of Borderlands, and I'm terribly excited about Borderlands 2. Randy Pitchford, however, is still a giant fucking toolshed.

Creston

This... Is exactly my point though. You harbor anger for Pitchford. But he is not Gearbox. I never bothered with Halo on PC because I had it on Xbox. But I also never had any of the issues anyone else had with Borderlands, I played 4 player coop from day one with hamachi, should I have had to? No. But I didn't let it stop be from enjoying the game. Nor did any of the other missing PC features. I don't get the drab 4 color BS either. It most certainly had more than 4 colors. Lots of reds and greens and purples, things on fire etc. it was not 4 color drab brown sorry. As for the enemy types there were skags, bandits, crimson elite, spider ants, the flying things, and there were different variants of all of them? Not much different than Diablo 2 which gets everyone's undying praise. Pitchford is a liar, fine, but he is not the entirety of Gearbox, so hating them? I still see no reason.

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Videos
13. Re: Borderlands 2 Videos Sep 16, 2012, 17:40 Trevellian
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 16, 2012, 17:20:
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.

I never understood anyones beef with Gearbox to begin with. Brothers in Arms was a great game and before that they had done nothing but Half Life expansions and ports. What was there to hate about them? Honestly?

Nothing. Thats right, nothing.

And Borderlands whether you want to deny it up one side and down the other, was a good solid coop game which was needed in a very coop lacking gamespace. It put Diablo's tried and true method of item hunting with Doom's 4 player FPS Coop. Win win as far as I'm concerned. I enjoyed all the characters and humor of the game, I don't see how anyone could not like either.

I'm of the opinion that Borderlands is a game that people love to hate just for nitpicky reasons or because they have something against Randy Pitchford.
 
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News Comments > Metro 2033 Film Plans
8. Re: Metro 2033 Film Plans Sep 14, 2012, 19:04 Trevellian
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 16:10:
Trevellian wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 10:40:
They'll find some way to turn this into the Resident Evil movie series and completely ruin it I'm sure.

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.

Pretty much as Wallshadows and Cutter have already stated. The first one was somewhat decent, it was close enough to the story for me to give it a pass and I love Milla anyway (Have ever since Fifth Element).... but then the movies just got out of hand... now it's like, at least what I can tell from the trailer for the new one... 4 badass hotchicks fighting random monsters. Oh, and of course, taking every opportunity to throw shit at the camera because it's 3D.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patched
54. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Sep 14, 2012, 13:19 Trevellian
 
Verno wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 13:08:
Trevellian wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 12:58:
You can do some pretty cool stuff, I particularly like comboing off myself as a Mesmer, which I can either do with Null Field/Mirror Blade or Chaos Storm/weaponswitch to greatsword/Mirror Blade. There are others but I have come to enjoy the Staff and Greatsword the most so I use whats at my disposal. If you play with the same crew it becomes easy to do combos in dungeons, I'll just weaponswitch and place Chaos Storm around people so they can get projectile combos easy (applies stacks of confusion).

I loved Mesmer in the BWEs but I feel like the change to per-target illusions really hurt my interest in the class. To be fair I didn't play it very far so I'm not sure how much it hurts them in PvP but PvE I always feel like I'm just getting them all up then I'm moving on again.

Btw I swear I'm gonna login to the PS2 beta one of these days but we keep getting hit with great games back to back, is C22 fully active already?

Since I use Greatswords it's not too bad. I use the Greatsword Training trait in Domination (Reduces all 2H Ability cooldowns by 20%)plus the 5 trait point Illusionists Celerity (20% Illusion ability cooldown reduction) in Illusion. So 6 and 1/2 second cooldown on Mirror Blade and 16 second cooldown on Phantasmal Berserker which makes it very very easy to have 2 Illusions and the Phantasm on a target before it dies, in which case I usually just use Mind Wrack to finish their target off and damage anything else I'm fighting, and then quickly get all 3 Illusions up on the next target... Mind Wrack again... rinse repeat.

Theres a few people who play it a lot. Most of us are playing GW2 at the moment till PS2 goes full live. Beta is fun but when your progress doesn't matter it's hard to play for 4 or 5 hours a day like we did the original.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patched
46. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Sep 14, 2012, 12:58 Trevellian
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 12:48:
Kudos to Travellian and NewMaxx for the info links without drama. As a dirty heathen newb I didn't understand how the combos worked. I had heard my guy make some verbal cues about them succeeding (by happy accident) and I saw the combo properties on my ability infocards but didn't know how they fit together. I've done purely PvE thus far and it hadn't really been necessary yet.

You can do some pretty cool stuff, I particularly like comboing off myself as a Mesmer, which I can either do with Null Field/Mirror Blade or Chaos Storm/weaponswitch to greatsword/Mirror Blade. There are others but I have come to enjoy the Staff and Greatsword the most so I use whats at my disposal. If you play with the same crew it becomes easy to do combos in dungeons, I'll just weaponswitch and place Chaos Storm around people so they can get projectile combos easy (applies stacks of confusion).
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patched
35. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Sep 14, 2012, 12:41 Trevellian
 
Creston wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 12:11:
2) I ask "Combo Field? So I need someone else to help?"

The information is not as difficult to find as some people would like you to believe.

http://www.shadowrefuge.com/2012/06/cross-profession-combos-closer-look.html

It isn't some mystic rare knowledge.
 
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News Comments > Metro 2033 Film Plans
2. Re: Metro 2033 Film Plans Sep 14, 2012, 10:40 Trevellian
 
They'll find some way to turn this into the Resident Evil movie series and completely ruin it I'm sure.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million
100. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 14, 2012, 10:10 Trevellian
 
sauron wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 10:07:
My two characters are only level 14 and level 4 so far, so running out of content won't be a problem for months. But I did notice a good article by the devs on endgame today:

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/the-endgame-reimagined/

They also mention they're working on a lot of new events for that section of the game:

The launch of Guild Wars 2 is just the start. With the game now out in the hands of the players, we can focus our efforts to adding new types of events, new dungeons, new bosses, new rewards, and new places for players to explore. Together, our journey is just now beginning, and I hope to see you in-game.

Could be just BS, but it'll be interesting to see what they come up with.

Considering how much content they continuously added to the first game I doubt it is BS. Even if it comes in the form of 6 month expansion packs. I'll still enjoy it.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million
98. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 14, 2012, 10:07 Trevellian
 
As far as I recall there were only 2 classes in GW1. Monk and Necro, combined with whatever other class of your choice, usually Warrior. So much diversity. You're right, the possibilities were limitless. This of course was my experience with PVP in the game. Almost every single person was Monk or Necro/Whatever and never died. It was not "fun".  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million
95. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 14, 2012, 08:05 Trevellian
 
Axis wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 22:12:
Fion wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 20:13:
Axis wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 14:20:
I like GW2 but the longevity is not there as many will soon see.

I recommend you watch Wooden Potatoes video on End Game. Here, I'll even link it for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OMHzvtiIw0&feature=plcp

The idea that an MMOG should cater out repetitive content to keep people playing for as long as possible is simply yet another old MMOG trope (or.. brainwashing, I'd prefer to think), that just does not pertain to GW2.


And pvp which pales in comparison to it's predecessor GW1 which is a fairly big deal to me as I've stated, but more importantly I find pvp and wvw bland and predictable. However MMO pvp isn't my idea of engaging skillful combat anyway (last one I truly enjoyed was daoc) - I prefer mine in FPSs like Quakelive, tribes, etc so I'm admittedly biased

This is where I call BS on your entire post. Because if you had actually participated in WvWvW you would have instantly recognized it as DAOC (Which is apparently the last PVP you enjoyed). It is exactly... RvRvR. There is no difference, not one bit of difference, they took every single aspect of DAOC's PVP and put it in their WvWvW. Keeps, Towers, Destructable Doors and Walls with the use of Siege Weapons, huge gank squads running between held keeps to insure keeping the area clear. Hell ANET even ADDED to DAOC's formula with the use of Camps to aquire Supplies rather than just being able to buy supplies at a vendor and make whatever siege weapons you want, you actually have to make sure your camps are held so that supply trains can deliver supplies to the front lines and OTHER people have to help you build siege equipment with the supplies they are carrying. Perhaps your server just sucks at WvWvW, I don't know. I am on Shadow's Furnace which was the unofficial DAOC players server on MMO Champion. So there are days when we own 95% of the map depending on the servers we are placed against.

If you're not going to bother even playing an aspect of a game before commenting on it, it pretty much negates anything else you have to say as far as I'm concerned.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million
54. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 13, 2012, 16:39 Trevellian
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 11:02:
Trevellian wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 10:03:
Only 2 Million? I would have guessed far more considering how polished and not like other MMO's it is. I find it far more fun to run around and explore and do events in this than I ever have any other MMO. People need to stop playing WoW.

Instead, GW2 made a few palls of mine and myself go back to WoW instead.

I'm not going to flame GW2 anymore. I've spend a fair amount of time doing that already in an earlier topic. What I have come to realize is that, quite simply, at this moment there are 2 types of MMO players: Those that like the WoW types and those that like the GW2 types.

Now, all WoW clones suck and fail miserably and GW2 is basically one of a kind (to me, in all its shortcomings) thus we come at a conclusion that there are WoW lovers and GW2 lovers. It's much like PC & Mac.

I cannot apprehend why one would chose GW2's style over WoW's, because to me "strength in sinergy" is better than "strength in numbers (and chaos?)" by definition. Here I'm of course referring to the holy trinity in WoW and lack thereof in GW2. In the week I tried GW2, I ended up prefering solo play over the visual mess that comes with the big "dynamic events". But one does not really play MMO's for its lukewarm singleplayer experience...

That's that for my little pathetic attempt to analyze the WoW vs GW thing. Sorry for again critisizing GW2 in the process. Couldn't help it.

You must first understand I played WoW for years... before that I played DAOC for years, and before that EQ... for years. I was in a hardcore raiding guild in each and every one of them so believe me I fully understand the holy trinity. The problem with the holy trinity is that it ousts people from playing the class they enjoy because "We already have too many tanks, sorry", or you run into the opposite problem "Where the hell are all the tanks".

Playing GW2 has made me realize how much I hated other people in every other MMO. GW2 goes out of the way to solve this problem by making every aspect of the game multiplayer friendly. Crafting nodes, Events, Mobs. You aren't cursing at the guy who just stole your Gold vein because he didn't. You get to an event with an epic Champion fight and you call out for help from other adventurers and they show up to fight back the evildoer. When you do an instance, you don't have to worry about Classes, just Skill level (Which is hard to determine with random people, obviously, just like any other game, but when it's with mates from your guild, hopefully you know they don't all suck).

So now playing with my friends, I don't have to care if one is a tank and one is a cleric, we just pick 5 people who are on and want to go and go. Each person is self sufficient, if one goes down the other 3 draw the fight to them so someone can get the downed person up or even allow the downed person to get themselves up if theres not a lot of AOE. This is the way a dungeon should be run. In DND did you ever pick characters based on the holy trinity? We never did, we found ways to solve every problem with people playing exactly the class and race we wanted to, GW2 strives to bring that portion of DND to fruition.

So as someone who played the holy trinity MMO's for years, and always felt there was something wrong about being made to hate random people and only want to play with people I know in a game that was meant to be played by thousands, GW2 is a far far step in the correct direction.

WvWvW doesn't hurt either, considering DAOC all I did was RvRvR and it's the exact same thing. This alone gives me the longevitey this game needs, I will spend days upon days sieging Keeps and Castles. It is like Medieval Planetside

I'm not hating on WoW, I liked it once, so did the guild I play with, but that ended in BC after they began to make things accessable to everyone easily, gone where the keys and attunements that I enjoyed that made getting that epic loot challenging and special. I tried to stick it out through WOTLK, and made it, but Cataclysm lasted a month with my group before we decided the game was done for us.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million
5. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 13, 2012, 10:03 Trevellian
 
Only 2 Million? I would have guessed far more considering how polished and not like other MMO's it is. I find it far more fun to run around and explore and do events in this than I ever have any other MMO. People need to stop playing WoW.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Making Fewer AAA Games
4. Re: Ubisoft Making Fewer AAA Games Sep 13, 2012, 10:02 Trevellian
 
They thought the trash they've been releasing was still considered AAA? What planet do they live on. With the exception of the Assassin's Creed series they honestly haven't made anything AAA  
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News Comments > Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Video; Beta Signups
3. Re: Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Video; Beta Signups Sep 11, 2012, 23:48 Trevellian
 
This looks awful. Why is it that everyone who was involved with id back in the hayday just seems like they don't know what the hell they're doing anymore. Are they really all that lost without each other or was the success of Doom and Quake just based on timing and a fluke. I don't want to think that way but since none of them have gone on to do anything great it's becoming depressing to think about.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 6, 2012, 17:07 Trevellian
 
Julio wrote on Sep 6, 2012, 16:35:
avianflu wrote on Sep 6, 2012, 10:33:
seems like a bad idea to buy a first gen console of any brand.

Especially from Microsoft given their terrible product quality on the 360. I had two 360s that died within a year. Both my PS3s have had zero issues.

I had an original shipment PS3 (60gb, Emotion engine, the good shit) I had put a 250gb harddrive in it. It lasted from day 1, until a month ago, with seriously heavy usage as I have a large collection of Blu Rays and games. In the meantime. I went through 2 Xbox 360's myself, after the 2nd one died I refused to buy another. And I know a co worker who went through FOUR 360's, and is also still on his first PS3.

Microsoft's craftsmanship with their console was horrible.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 6, 2012, 15:30 Trevellian
 
Am I supposed to be surprised that Microsoft is going to release another halfassed console that will have to be replaced 3 times by a majority of people who purchase it? It's easier to pad sales with the ones who are too lazy to call customer service that way.  
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News Comments > DOOM 3 BFG Edition: No PC DOOM/DOOM II Multiplayer
6. Re: DOOM 3 BFG Edition: No PC DOOM/DOOM II Multiplayer Sep 5, 2012, 11:15 Trevellian
 
Way to understand your target audience Carmack. You ignorant fuck. You've lost touch.

I'd rather play Doom or Doom 2 multiplayer than that heap of shit Doom 3 any day of the week. Good going bonehead.
 
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News Comments > Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support
9. Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Sep 4, 2012, 17:27 Trevellian
 
Flatline wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 16:25:
Even if this was a game I cared about I'd be fine with this. It's time to move on.

In that respect, it's also time to move on from 32-bit systems. I run, and my entire company runs, on win 7 64 bit now, and it's been a year or two and there hasn't been a single issue. I'm not sure *why* Windows 7 didn't come default as a 64-bit system in fact.

Couldn't tell you. I have run Win7 64 bit since Win7 was released. The whole time hearing people say how bad it was, yet I had no issues. Never made sense to me.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Nerf Warning
14. Re: Diablo III Nerf Warning Sep 2, 2012, 18:24 Trevellian
 
Dades wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 16:45:
It's pretty sad when GW2 is a better ARPG than Diablo is.

I haven't been able to stop playing Guild Wars 2 for a week now.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Exosuit Reveal; Beta Access Ending
7. Re: Natural Selection 2 Exosuit Reveal; Beta Access Ending Aug 28, 2012, 14:31 Trevellian
 
I preordered it last christmas or the year before, I forget which. I did it because they were doing 2 Keys for 30 dollars or some shit.

Gave one to my buddy and our initial outing with it was poor. Laggy, barely ran, couldn't play half the time, typical beta.

It has DRASTICALLY improved over the course of the past year. Very playable. Very much like the original Natural Selection where if your commander sucks you're going to lose. Forces good teamwork. Engine looks and runs great now. We've played a few games here and there. Can't wait to see the finished product.
 
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