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Signed On Jan 19, 2010, 10:00
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Beta Patch
1. Re: Tribes Ascend Beta Patch Mar 6, 2012, 10:32 Esoteric
 
K/D ratio doesn't belong in CTF stats.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cross-Platform Play Dropped
3. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cross-Platform Play Dropped Mar 6, 2012, 10:31 Esoteric
 
I really don't think it's a m/kb vs. controller issue at all, as they've addressed that in past interviews. Bascially it's a non-issue since people would be ranked on their ability, regardless of what system they're on. So really good console players would be going against mediocre PC players.

The patch reason makes much more sense, just look at TF2. If they wanted to update CS:GO as much as TF2, it would be a logistical nightmare to do it on consoles and their patching process/verification system. And since a lot of it would be balance-oriented, it would hamstring the PC side while waiting for the console patches to go through "customs" all the time.
 
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News Comments > Fray Alpha Demo; Preorders
5. Re: Fray Alpha Demo; Preorders Feb 23, 2012, 20:41 Esoteric
 
And it actually doesn't seem to be a demo, at least that I could figure out. You have to pay to activate it.  
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Feb 23, 2012, 20:39 Esoteric
 
Lots of games on sale at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000771881

Picked up PAYDAY for 5.
 
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News Comments > Fray Alpha Demo; Preorders
3. Re: Fray Alpha Demo; Preorders Feb 23, 2012, 19:47 Esoteric
 
Hmm, that actually looks pretty cool.  
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday
3. Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday Feb 22, 2012, 10:59 Esoteric
 
Looking forward to the new CTF map and new game mode.  
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News Comments > Killing Floor Sells 1M; On Sale
2. Re: Killing Floor Sells 1M; On Sale Feb 14, 2012, 21:07 Esoteric
 
I'm considering picking this up too... Any opinions on it?  
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Beta Key Giveaway
13. Re: Tribes Ascend Beta Key Giveaway Feb 12, 2012, 06:10 Esoteric
 
The best snipers (sentinels) that I've seen play defense, watching flag capper routes. Usually a capper takes damage when they take the flag, and one snipe is enough to finish them off afterwards. They also shoot incoming cappers, and random offensive players. A good sniper is VERY annoying to cappers.  
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Beta Patch
1. Re: Tribes Ascend Beta Patch Feb 9, 2012, 22:00 Esoteric
 
Damn, they nerfed my whiteout grenades!

/mostly used them for speed
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
38. Re: RE: Follow up Feb 2, 2012, 18:00 Esoteric
 
UConnBBall wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 17:51:
OK Game Play

It's not Tribes, but it feels fairly familiar. I just miss the ability to change classes in a game. How many times I switched to Heavy to lay some artillery on the base to allow the team infiltrate the base while the other teams snipers are hiding. Then switching to scout to run in and grab the flag to get it closer to the door before I die and then switch again to a diffident class to assault the base now that the flag was near the door and then scout when it is out in the open to dash and get the flag for the 25 minute flag capture!

Eh? You can switch classes ingame! Just hit esc or I or P or...actually I don't know what you hit in the new patch, but you can switch classes, I do it all the time.
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
24. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 14:46 Esoteric
 
"Playing: ...MW3"

/facepalm

For never having played the game and not knowing anything about it, you certainly have a lot of unjustified criticism.
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
12. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 12:50 Esoteric
 
Yep, F2P/P2W, just like that horrible game Team Fortress 2.  
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
10. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 12:39 Esoteric
 
Krovven wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 12:28:
Esoteric wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 11:41:
[AND they've been accepting money for gold and boosters which people have been using to gain this progress.

Are these the same people that bought into Hellgate Londons Lifetime Subscription?

Seriously though, I'm interested to try out the game, but more interested in Firefall. If $8 is all it takes, I may look into that. Still, the devs promising to carry over stuff to official launch of the game is dumb. Launch day should be a relatively even playing field.



It doesn't even cost 8, you can play for free and do well. The 2 free classes previous to this patch are actually some of the best ones (ranger and solider). It's definitely not pay to win (so far). Playing/paying more just gives you more options, not better options.

With this patch you get 3 free classes: Pathfinder (good/great), Soldier (great), and Juggernaut (okay).
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
6. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 11:50 Esoteric
 
Yeah, I understand that. I only spent the lowest amount, 8 bucks I think it was, just to get permanent VIP status, which I'm confident will remain in some form throughout the game's lifetime.  
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
4. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 11:41 Esoteric
 
Krovven wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 11:35:
You two are hilarious. "What about my unlocks *cry*". It's beta. Be prepared to lose everything at any moment. If you are worried about losing stuff, then don't play beta'.



Not sure if you're serious or not... But a big thing they've been saying is that ALL PROGRESS made in beta will carry over into release. AND they've been accepting money for gold and boosters which people have been using to gain this progress. So yeah, if they accept money for something and make a promise that it won't be wiped, people might get upset about that. Not so hilarious.

Anyway, full patch notes here: http://hi-rez.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/297
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
2. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 11:33 Esoteric
 
Awesome! I've been playing the hell out of the beta and having a great time. Not too worried about getting screwed on unlocks, I'm sure they have a system in place. Either a refund of tokens or an exchange system. Either way, I'm excited about the new patch with custom loadouts. I know what I'll be playing tonight. Again.

EDIT: From the patch notes...

CONVERSION NOTE: Due to the depth and breadth of changes in this update, users will start fresh in the game with no items purchased. Gold and XP will be refunded based on previously earned XP, Tokens and Gold in the game (such that your time in the game thus far is rewarded). This will allow each user to choose how to allocate their earnings optimally under the new system without being constrained by your previously made choices.
 
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News Comments > On Legend of Grimrock Accessibility
6. Re: On Legend of Grimrock Accessibility Jan 28, 2012, 06:05 Esoteric
 
Eye of the Beholder series was my first (best?) introduction to RPGs on the PC. Tandy 1000HX, oh, how it hummed with those discs!  
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News Comments > More Diablo III Cuts
40. Re: More Diablo III Cuts Jan 28, 2012, 06:03 Esoteric
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 02:16:
All I know is that over the past two months Diablo 3 went from being a "no doubt I'm buying that", to "I'll wait and see."

I certainly won't be pre-ordering, or rushing out on the street date to buy a copy.

I feel the same way, and I'm in the beta. I'm actually much more looking forward to Torchlight 2 and Grim Dawn at this point.
 
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
1. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Jan 27, 2012, 21:05 Esoteric
 
Just got into the SMNC beta. Going to give it a go this weekend and see how it plays. Oddly enough, I also got into the Dota 2 beta a few hours before. Woohoo!  
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News Comments > The Darkness II Demo This Month
4. Re: The Darkness II Demo This Month Jan 12, 2012, 16:39 Esoteric
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2012, 12:52:
Is this game about Charlie Murphy?

Okay, I chuckled.
 
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