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Real Name Bill Kerney   
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Nickname ShakaUVM
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Signed On Nov 28, 2009, 21:37
Total Comments 84 (Suspect)
User ID 55357
 
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News Comments > Sid Meierís Civilization: Beyond Earth Details
14. Re: Sid Meierís Civilization: Beyond Earth Details Apr 14, 2014, 05:12 ShakaUVM
 
I used to hate Civ V as a dumbed down, slow, buggy throwback from the success of Civ IV.

Then the expansions came out, and added enough content that it wasn't completely terrible. But the balance is horrible, the gameplay is awkward, and turns take forever to execute.

So it went from a D+ to like a B- in my book.

I still greatly prefer Civ IV, especially with Fall From Heaven.
 
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News Comments > StarDrive 2 Announced
7. Re: StarDrive 2 Announced Feb 26, 2014, 14:51 ShakaUVM
 
I liked the ship design aspect of StarDrive 2, but it lacked a lot of depth of 4X games, especially the planetary development component.

Keeping fleets together was a total bitch as well.
 
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News Comments > Stick of Truth Sticks it to Uplay; Preorders Underway
2. Re: Stick of Truth Sticks it to Uplay; Preorders Underway Feb 5, 2014, 10:02 ShakaUVM
 
"The fan of the service"

Well put. There is only one.
 
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News Comments > ESO Preorders; Imperial Edition Confirmed; Opening Cinematic
31. Re: ESO Preorders; Imperial Edition Confirmed; Opening Cinematic Jan 30, 2014, 02:24 ShakaUVM
 
Making people pay $20 extra to unlock a race, on top of buying a $60 box, on top of a $15 monthly fee is like combining the worst aspects of F2P, traditional software, and MMORPGs all in one unappealing package.

If the game was super awesome, I'd probably buy it anyway, but it's actually very bland.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III: Reaper of Souls in March
29. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls in March Dec 20, 2013, 05:23 ShakaUVM
 
Blizzard is dead to me. They can rot in Robot Hell, for all I care.

POE is the game D3 should have been.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Returns With No DRM
7. Re: Shadowrun Returns Returns With No DRM Dec 10, 2013, 15:19 ShakaUVM
 
I liked this game a lot. A little short, but Berlin should add enough content to be worth the price.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VIII
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VIII Dec 6, 2013, 01:33 ShakaUVM
 
I never played 8 (past the demo) because of how crappy the magic system was. Steal 100 of a spell to get it permanently? No thanks.

The magic booster might be enough to get me to buy, but - is that all of the spells? Or will you still need to endlessly steal for some of them? It's a deal breaker for me.
 
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV Patch & DLC
2. Re: Europa Universalis IV Patch & DLC Sep 25, 2013, 03:37 ShakaUVM
 
This patch breaks vassalization, so be careful.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Endless Space: Disharmony
5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Endless Space: Disharmony Jun 28, 2013, 02:30 ShakaUVM
 
Both Endless Space and Stardrive are fun space 4X games, but Stardrive only seems half-finished. Combat is a lot more fun, though.

In Endless Space, if you tech up to the level of weapons and armor above your opponents, you will slice through all of their fleets essentially unharmed.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 24, 2013, 02:26 ShakaUVM
 
Note that the "Crusader Kings II Collection" doesn't actually include all the DLC. Even though Steam says the entire Paradox collection is 50% off right now, The Old Gods DLC for CK2 is not bundled nor discounted.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
36. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 18, 2013, 15:52 ShakaUVM
 
Nice try, NSA. Other polls show support is much lower for them, around 40%.  
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News Comments > Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Early Access
4. Re: Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Early Access Jun 17, 2013, 21:35 ShakaUVM
 
>...get $30 worth of in-game currency

"In-game currency" is the magic phrase meaning I will not buy it.
 
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Launches
50. Re: Marvel Heroes Launches Jun 4, 2013, 23:30 ShakaUVM
 
My issue with F2P games is when they have XP boosters as Marvel Heroes does. It makes every minute you're grinding without having a boost up feel like wasted time.

I've played it a bit, and it's not very exciting. Minimal skill trees, very basic combat. Nice graphics, though.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Unannounced MMOG Reset and Delayed?
35. Re: Blizzard's Unannounced MMOG Reset and Delayed? May 29, 2013, 03:58 ShakaUVM
 
If they thought Diablo 3 lived up to their "stringent standards" then I weep for the poor souls who had to alpha test Titan.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Return
5. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Return May 11, 2013, 21:24 ShakaUVM
 
If they had left them down, I might have actually played it again.

Wait, no.

Who am I kidding?

D3 sucks.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Open Beta
18. Re: Neverwinter Open Beta May 1, 2013, 06:21 ShakaUVM
 
Just uninstalled it. Not impressed in the slightest.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2013 Ticket Sales This Month
1. Re: BlizzCon 2013 Ticket Sales This Month Apr 4, 2013, 13:52 ShakaUVM
 
Blizzard is dead to me.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Beta Patch
37. Re: Skyrim Beta Patch Mar 5, 2013, 05:31 ShakaUVM
 
Yep. Everyone should try SkyRE.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Mar 4, 2013, 01:19 ShakaUVM
 
I think this article is spot on.

Cliffy might say, "Hey, don't buy it", but articles like this are the response to publishers why this approach alienates gamers.

The more pissed off I get at a game company, the less likely I am going to buy their games. Already in the last year, I've written off both Blizzard and Bioware, two companies that I never thought would go onto the "Only buy it if it has gotten really good, consistent reviews for at least a month after release" list.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Mar 1, 2013, 22:41 ShakaUVM
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 22:07:
I don't have a problem with his "Don't like it? Don't buy it" stance... It's his implied "Stop complaining" stance that I take issue with.
Exactly.

I refuse to buy F2P games, and I'm vocal about it.
 
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