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Nickname NicklePop
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Signed On Oct 15, 2009, 18:44
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers
9. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 19, 2014, 21:03 NicklePop
 
WoD is a great expansion, I'm loving it so far.

Leveling is fun, skill rotations are working great on my three classes (druid, mage, lock), and I'm loving the challenge in dungeons.

I'll probably drop it around spring, but for now, it's the best game out
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 1, 2014, 21:16 NicklePop
 
Buy gold and silver.

Avoid bitcoin.

The coming USD collapse will make you rich on the other end, provided a viable economy appears accepting metals.

Or better yet play the market, sell the metals during the USD collapse and buy real estate with the proceeds.

(likely that we'll return to 99% of pre-FRN economics)
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Double XP
7. Re: PlanetSide 2 Double XP Nov 21, 2013, 15:51 NicklePop
 
I actually really like this game.

With friends it's one of the most fun MP FPS experiences.

Still playing it weekly.

 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs
16. Re: Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs Nov 6, 2013, 23:48 NicklePop
 
WoW is one of the best games of all time.

Panda-land is an awesome expansion.

Can't wait for the next expansion.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 2, 2013, 10:59 NicklePop
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 21:41:
Why are you so hostile? There was zero hostility in my response, you're simply inferring that's the tone I'm writing it with when I'm not. I'm simply pointing out that religion has been the cause of more problems than the solution to them. Empathy has nothing to do with religion. And if the only reason you're not a dick to other people is because of fear of retribution from some invisible wizard in the sky then you've got bigger problems to contend with.

Much like the dicks on 4chan and Reddit. If this guy topped himself tomorrow you know they'd be sitting around laughing about it. Fuck them and their hypocrisy.


^ somebody needs to get some religion
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Announced
29. Re: Dark Souls II Announced Dec 9, 2012, 02:00 NicklePop
 
Dark Souls was hard for a few hours.

Then you realize you can dodge every attack, and the game becomes stupidly easy.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Double XP Weekend
18. Re: PlanetSide 2 Double XP Weekend Dec 9, 2012, 01:58 NicklePop
 
No offense, but your entire mindset is completely out of wack.

Look into that man.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Double XP Weekend
3. Re: PlanetSide 2 Double XP Weekend Dec 8, 2012, 16:47 NicklePop
 
Considering you can play and get those same items, isn't it also 'play to win' as well?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
60. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2012, 14:51 NicklePop
 
Reactor wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:31:
I'll take this opportunity to say thanks for Blues! The best gaming site on the web by far.

Nice to hear people are safe.

Yup, exactly.

10 years of the best gaming content on the web, bar-none.

Thanks blue! Now that you're down for the first time I remember, I realize how much I love this site!

Good luck east coasters!
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Next Month
18. Re: PlanetSide 2 Next Month Oct 19, 2012, 12:47 NicklePop
 
I couldn't disagree more with the majority of responses here. I've put in well over 100 hours into the game.

There are absolutely massive battles going on, at LEAST 200 v 200 in a a small area. Now that the Sunderer is essentially an AMS (spawn point) people are parking them right outside bases and the team flows in at a massive rate.

Shooting mechanics are vastly superior to PS1, almost on par with BF3.

Certs are a little dicey yet, and draw too much from BF3. Also the fun little things about PS1 like nanite runs and other support related tasks are missing (thank the 'new' moron gamer).

Squads/outfits/platoons have voice chat in game, very nice.

So in summary, what this game needs is a bit more PS1 meta game and some more interesting and distinctive certs, and will be legendary.

^ this will probably happen.

So ... why they are releasing now? Not sure, but I hope it doesn't hurt the game, because it's going to be fantastic in 6 months.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launches
63. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 15:19 NicklePop
 
If you like MMOs this is THE game.

If you hate MMOs, stay away.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition
32. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Aug 24, 2012, 10:46 NicklePop
 
Game is awesome. Can't wait to get back in; extremely fun combat, and a dark / weird world to boot. One of the few console games I actually enjoy.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
77. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 20, 2012, 20:12 NicklePop
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 19:34:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 16:51:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 14:13:
Again, does this apply to all media or just games? We've had violent stories and books forever, violent movies for many decades, and violent games for over 20 years. Aside from the aforementioned insane people, about which there's no telling what will set them off, what exactly are you predicting will happen to society, and what evidence do you have to support that hypothesis?

Of course it applies to all media!

This is a gaming board though ... I'll spare you the ranting about other forms of mind-killing.

I notice you didn't answer my question there at the end...

Human beings react to various stimuli. Society similarly churns about in the ocean of stimuli from the single person, to the group, and on up.

By your suggestion can I assume that you are of the mind that 'man lives in a bubble, and nothing external changes the mind'?

Is that the precept behind your question, or am I wrong?

Because it seems pretty obvious what the current (and past) stimuli have been... and the outcome has been war/rape/pillage.

But now we enter a new period where there is an increase in negative stimuli, and decrease in the age it is aquired (en masse, via easily absorbed entertainment)

Do the math.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
76. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 20, 2012, 20:07 NicklePop
 
DarkCntry wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 17:21:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 16:51:
Of course it applies to all media!

This is a gaming board though ... I'll spare you the ranting about other forms of mind-killing.

Then do explain how civilization has survived all of these years with the advent of books...after-all, the most violent one was contains content from around 3500 years ago.

Can you honestly suggest that 'books' have the same impact (and widespread usage among youth) as gaming?

Is there no difference in your mind?

False comparison IMO.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
67. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 20, 2012, 16:52 NicklePop
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 16:32:
Prez wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 16:12:
Again, does this apply to all media or just games? We've had violent stories and books forever, violent movies for many decades, and violent games for over 20 years. Aside from the aforementioned insane people, about which there's no telling what will set them off, what exactly are you predicting will happen to society, and what evidence do you have to support that hypothesis?

The irony is that the story of the Passion of Jesus Christ, something that most morality crusaders hold very near and dear to their hearts, is rife with extreme, brutal torture and suffering. They tell you that this is "in a context" as if that changes anything. I'd rather let my daughter play Grand Theft Auto than see a church play that details the Crucifixion. GTA's violence is goofy and tongue-in-cheek; the story of Christ's execution is brutal and intense. That's far worse in my opinion to expose a child to. I would prefer not to be lectured by people who believe every word of what the Bible says. Read up on what the Israelites would do to the population of cities they conquered, then tell me my choice of entertainment is too violent.

I swear, when I saw that movie after my friends convinced me I thought I was watching a tortureporn movie or something. It sure puts Saw to utter shame in terms of gratuitous gore. I remember there were little kids watching the movie and some were sobbing.

And yeah, the old testament is so rife with so much violence that it reaches insane levels sometimes. Nowadays it would be called genocide.

Yup; that movie is psychotic. Mel Gibson truly is insane ... LOL
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
66. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 20, 2012, 16:51 NicklePop
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 14:13:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 23:36:
Prez wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 23:18:
Fair enough. But at what point do we say 'this is dumb, and counter-productive'?

Should thinking be invalidated because this is a 'video game website'?

Note that I'm only talking about Pitchford and the moronic paragraph appearing with this article.

Seeing as how you aren't a raving lunatic like Hellbinder, I guess you are least worth talking to. The problem is not so much that people disagree with you that society is fubar, but that they are being lectured that somehow their choice of entertainment is indicative of their own moral depravity. A morally depraved person may well get an inordinate amount of jollies from running over people and other virtual violent behavior, but that is not anything close the the majority of us here. The insinuation that if you enjoy violent gaming then you must be predisposed to violent behaviors in real life is naive at best and insulting at worst. There is no moral equivalency between shooting a person in a game and shooting someone in real life, and someone not insane is not in any way made more capable of committing acts of real violence through their videogame experiences. For normal people (the VAST majority of gamers) the enjoyment of playing a violent game does not equate to enjoyment of real violence, and no correlation has ever been made or ever will be made.

TL;DR version: Lighten up. It's just a game, not some deep social commentary.

I absolutely agree that 99% of people can process this, for the time being (in our culture), without becoming violent themselves.

The social commentary comes when the culture has absorbed these subtleties into their reality; that is the analogy of the toilet bowl coming into full force, where we may not see the true effects for another generation. (my parents were 'good people', so I have context to understand violence etc)

Again, does this apply to all media or just games? We've had violent stories and books forever, violent movies for many decades, and violent games for over 20 years. Aside from the aforementioned insane people, about which there's no telling what will set them off, what exactly are you predicting will happen to society, and what evidence do you have to support that hypothesis?

Of course it applies to all media!

This is a gaming board though ... I'll spare you the ranting about other forms of mind-killing.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
52. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 23:36 NicklePop
 
Prez wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 23:18:
Fair enough. But at what point do we say 'this is dumb, and counter-productive'?

Should thinking be invalidated because this is a 'video game website'?

Note that I'm only talking about Pitchford and the moronic paragraph appearing with this article.

Seeing as how you aren't a raving lunatic like Hellbinder, I guess you are least worth talking to. The problem is not so much that people disagree with you that society is fubar, but that they are being lectured that somehow their choice of entertainment is indicative of their own moral depravity. A morally depraved person may well get an inordinate amount of jollies from running over people and other virtual violent behavior, but that is not anything close the the majority of us here. The insinuation that if you enjoy violent gaming then you must be predisposed to violent behaviors in real life is naive at best and insulting at worst. There is no moral equivalency between shooting a person in a game and shooting someone in real life, and someone not insane is not in any way made more capable of committing acts of real violence through their videogame experiences. For normal people (the VAST majority of gamers) the enjoyment of playing a violent game does not equate to enjoyment of real violence, and no correlation has ever been made or ever will be made.

TL;DR version: Lighten up. It's just a game, not some deep social commentary.

I absolutely agree that 99% of people can process this, for the time being (in our culture), without becoming violent themselves.

The social commentary comes when the culture has absorbed these subtleties into their reality; that is the analogy of the toilet bowl coming into full force, where we may not see the true effects for another generation. (my parents were 'good people', so I have context to understand violence etc)

Not sure who Hellbinder is ... but I basically agree with his statement on the first page, I would say it's unarguable.

... he may well be a raving lunatic, but that's besides the point.
 
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News Comments > Diablo Creator on Diablo III
22. Re: Diablo Creator on Diablo III Aug 19, 2012, 22:59 NicklePop
 
Glykon wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:55:
I am still playing Hellgate from time to time and D3 I dont. I had much more fun with Hellgate than I had with D3.

Agreed. D3 is an abysmally boring game whose sole purpose seems to be capitalization of irrelevant gear.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
49. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 22:57 NicklePop
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 22:35:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 17:36:
Hellbinder wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 16:24:
After watching the hunger games last night... reading game description after game description like this one... its just depressing

People do nothing anymore but sit around and fill their heads and feed their emotions with as much pointless violence, bloodshed and mistreatment of others as they can fit into a 24 hour period. Oh lets not forget sex, sex, sex..

None of this can lead to anything good for the human race.


Are we related?

LOL

Society is fubar; the minds of men are filled with emptiness. I agree completely.

Thanks, just added you to ignore. Seriously, I wish you guys would stop quoting and giving Hellbender and AS credibility by responding to them.

So you're going to waste more time clicking on my username to reveal what I wrote?

You know you will! Is your mind that weak?
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
46. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 22:52 NicklePop
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:40:
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:37:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:26:
The opinion you express here is the REAL issue. Nobody cares anymore.
You do realize this is a video game website right?

That's unpossible! Because, like, earlier in the thread, this game is a clear and strident warning about the downfall of man or whatever. It's, like, important!

To which I have to ask at what point (I'm guessing when you're playing pee-swords with another 40 yr old man) do you ask yourself, why? Why do we need to focus on being less intelligent?

Bah, I don't even really care; but Pitchford is clearly a backwater jackboot focusing on degradation of the mind as he does.
 
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