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Nickname Dirwulf
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Homepage http://www.morelovelesshate.com
Signed On Jan 13, 2010, 02:31
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Launch Trailer
24. Re: Dragon Age 2 Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2011, 21:01 Dirwulf
 
mt2e wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 20:36:
This is ridiculous. Dirwulf is a straight up clown like his icon. I had to read his past comments just to make sure the guy wasn't a BioWare plant....

This coming from a guy who's entire post history is this ONE post knocking DA 2. Yeah that's right, I called you out, troll.

So, Mr Mark Tackman, you created this account just to bash me and this game? What a loser...

Nice Myspace page lol...

http://www.myspace.com/mt2e

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News Comments > Dragon Age II Launch Trailer
22. Re: Dragon Age 2 Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2011, 20:15 Dirwulf
 
Overon wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 19:56:
*Sigh* I played the demo. I'm not a troll. Others have stated far more eloquently why this game is a pale imitation of the original PC designed game. You just haven't been paying attention.

So you're judging an entire game based on a demo? I think that speaks for itself. Maybe if you actually played the full game you'd have a different opinion, but I see you'd rather follow the hater sheep.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Launch Trailer
18. Re: Dragon Age 2 Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2011, 19:27 Dirwulf
 
Overon wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 18:54:
I don't understand how a someone who loved the original PC styled game could like this hollow corpse of a sequel.

There are a lot of us. Its the #1 selling game right now. Obviously those are not all first time buyers. I'm sorry you're not having FUN playing this AWESOME game. You state no reason for your statement. Therefore I have to assume you are nothing more than a troll who hasn't even bothered to play the full version.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Launch Trailer
7. Re: Dragon Age 2 Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2011, 15:28 Dirwulf
 
I'm throwing my hat in against all the hate. I bought the game after playing through the demo twice. I can't stop playing. I am having a BLAST. Most of the negative reviews I have read I think are from people who aren't even really playing. The people that say they just let the game play itself during fights and are winning are lying. Especially during boss battles. I am constantly pausing the combat, repositioning my party and choosing what abilities to use.

The voice acting is excellent. Any one who says otherwise is once again lying. The first time I heard Kate Mulgrew speak, she gave me goose bumps. She is an amazing actress and a great voice over artist as well. All the other chatacters seem very real to me.

The graphics with the hi-res pack are simply stunning. I've found myself stopping and looking around me a lot. More than most games. Seeing the cloud shadows move along the ground is awesome.

I've always loved the Bioware dialog wheel, and that's no exception in this game. The fact that you're never quite sure exactly what your going to say is cool.

Yes, they took some of the ideas in ME2, and added them to DA2. So what? The Mass Effect series is awesome.

I loved DAO, but I'm having just as much fun playing this one.

The only people losing in this scenario, are the haters. They are missing out on a great game.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II and High-Rez Patch Released
101. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 9, 2011, 21:14 Dirwulf
 
I had to come back to this thread. I haven't read a lot of the follow up. This is just a personal experience. I bought the game last night. And guess what? I can't stop playing. I think I'm even having more fun than I did on the first one. I think people are being WAY too picky and LOOKING for things to bitch about instead of enjoying the game. After all, isn't the point of playing a game to have fun?

I friend of mine started a thread on Facebook, simply stating "Leave me alone Dragon Age II <3" The thread has exploded with all our gamer friends talking about how much they love this game. I was quite surprised. It made me smile.

So while all the haters hate, I'm having a ton of fun and feel sorry for all the haters who are missing out. Nah...I don't really feel sorry for you :D.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II and High-Rez Patch Released
21. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 11:54 Dirwulf
 
Somehow Bioware forgot to put the auto attack in the console version. They released a broken game LOLOLOLOLOL.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/6395493/2
 
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News Comments > RIFT Launches
40. Re: RIFT Launches Mar 1, 2011, 21:04 Dirwulf
 
They REALLY need to get a trial out. I want to try it before I buy. Then again, I was in beta for Aion, and STO, bought both, and played neither after the first month.

The positive comments on here make me want to try.
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 Countdown? [Updated]
11. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Countdown? Feb 25, 2011, 22:42 Dirwulf
 
Drezden wrote on Feb 25, 2011, 21:50:
This was already debunked anyway. They already said it's not an official site.

I was curious so I found a source for you. Especially since there is more news about this being real than fake.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/115/1152216p1.html
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Feb 23, 2011, 11:48 Dirwulf
 
This article is a complete waste of time. Blizzard has been doing hotfixes for years. He is talking out his ass. He says the game was unfinished? No, Blizzard is ALWAYS tweaking their games for various balance issues. They are perfectionists. We need more developers like them.  
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News Comments > Steve Nix leaves id
12. Re: Steve Nix leaves id Feb 22, 2011, 16:35 Dirwulf
 
There was a guy I used to work with at Virgin Interactive who's name is Neil Young. He also used to be an exec at EA. He had his name on his parking space. The first time I saw it I was like wtf? It looks like he does mobile games now.

http://www.giantbomb.com/neil-young/72-4818/
 
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News Comments > Console Diablo III Confirmed?
37. Re: Console Diablo III Confirmed? Feb 18, 2011, 17:48 Dirwulf
 
The PC and console versions are being developed separately by two different teams.  
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News Comments > Cities in Motion Demo
2. Re: Cities in Motion Demo Feb 17, 2011, 16:33 Dirwulf
 
They uploaded the wrong demo lol. I played the open beta and I really enjoy the game. Hopefully they will get this fixed with File Planet soon.

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?522012-Demo-feedback

Edit: OK the correct Demo has been posted now.

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News Comments > Crasher Price Cut and Demo
1. Re: Crasher Price Cut and Demo Feb 10, 2011, 21:55 Dirwulf
 
I downloaded the demo but I haven't tried it yet. From what I've read on the forums, no one is playing it so there is no one to play against. They did lower the price based upon customer feedback, which I find interesting.  
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Live Event Today
14. Re: Dead Space 2 Live Event Today Jan 26, 2011, 21:49 Dirwulf
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 04:53:
I played the console version before I played the PC version, and the best way I can describe it, is it felt like trying to move in mud.

That sounds like you're describing the console versions. You can aim and turn exponentially more quickly in the PC version.

I wish I was...I'd rather play ANY game on a PC.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 DLC Dead 2 PC
5. Re: Dead Space 2 DLC Dead 2 PC Jan 26, 2011, 21:45 Dirwulf
 
SOOOOOOO glad I waited to buy this game. Now I know which version I will be fishing out of the bargain bin when it hits there.  
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Live Event Today
11. Re: Dead Space 2 Live Event Today Jan 24, 2011, 23:17 Dirwulf
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 18:12:
JayDeath wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 17:49:
Overon wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 17:22:
If you guys played this on the pc, how could you stand the controls?

That was my problem. Couldn't deal with the controls.

Other than having to use WASD and needing to use the v-synch fix what was wrong with them? They worked fine for me after those two (admittedly stupid) hurdles were passed.

I played the console version before I played the PC version, and the best way I can describe it, is it felt like trying to move in mud. It just wasn't as "smooth." If its not fixed in DS2, I hope they have controller support.../ducks.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 24, 2011, 21:35 Dirwulf
 
"This is not the first time ADUC has taken to the courts over Windows preinstalls. In 2007, the group successfully sued HP after it failed to abide by the terms of the Microsoft End User License Agreement, which explicitly permits a user to refuse to accept the terms and receive a full refund."

So I can just say I refuse to accept the agreement and I get a refund for the copy of windows that came on my machine pre-installed? I wonder if this EULA is the same in the U.S? I doubt it.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Interview
21. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Interview Jan 21, 2011, 23:27 Dirwulf
 
Draugr wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 22:50:
Dirwulf wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 21:53:
TurdFergasun wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 21:46:
you seem pretty eager to convince ppl of your great endeavours, although ruffling your feathers and puffing your cheast is quite an attractive quality of the human animal. i'm sure deep down inside your monetary wealth has brought you deep hapiness that would have otherwise been unattainable without selling your creative soul.

Yeah, I've definitely sold my soul by working at Blizzard...

If I recall, it was you who was saying that a devs primary is/should be concerned with the bottom line.
If you would like to use yourself/your career as an example as why that isn't the case though, I guess you're welcome to help defeat your own argument.

Which is to say (at the risk of being presumptious,) you have a job you like making games you enjoy/are proud of, and you well to do, financially speaking. So even though you're doing alright for yourself, Your not worried about job hunting for something that might pay more.

I can't stand Farmville. I do like a few beer and pretzel games, which I would call casual. All I'm pointing out is that making games is a business. Especially if you have stockholders to deal with.

Casual games are a great way to make money, especially the kind you find on Facebook that deal in microtransactions. People don't think twice about spending a few dollars here and there. 63 million + users times a few dollars each. I don't think I need to do the math for you. Of course, not all those people are buying Farmville cash, but hey, there are 20 more games like it on Facebook.

To ignore casual gamers could potentially be a bad move. That is if you want to be a billionaire. I'm sure Cliff at Positech is doing just fine. That said, I seriously doubt the PC Gaming Alliance "read between the lines" necessarily equates to them embracing casual games, but if it does, I have no problem with that.

Hardcore gamers tend to forget that they may be the loudest, but they are in the minority.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Interview
20. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Interview Jan 21, 2011, 23:14 Dirwulf
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 22:29:
Kudos to Jeff for outting himself (although his name was in his profile and googling him led to his IMDB page.) Many of us aren't willing to do so if we don't have authority and/or aren't our own boss.


Any chance you know David Wang? He's a producer at Blizzard that helped me get an brand manager interview a ways back but I'd already accepted another job by the time it came through.

You said Wang...huhhuh...uhh...huh...

I have nothing to hide, except what my NDA says I can't

BTW, I've outed myself in the past.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Interview
16. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Interview Jan 21, 2011, 21:53 Dirwulf
 
TurdFergasun wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 21:46:
you seem pretty eager to convince ppl of your great endeavours, although ruffling your feathers and puffing your cheast is quite an attractive quality of the human animal. i'm sure deep down inside your monetary wealth has brought you deep hapiness that would have otherwise been unattainable without selling your creative soul.

Yeah, I've definitely sold my soul by working at Blizzard...
 
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