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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches
19. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches Oct 23, 2015, 14:03 budrojr
El Pit wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:43:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:00:
Gaming Law:
If you buy early, expect to pay more. If you wait, expect to pay less.

I know! But pay less does not mean get it for free. Then again, I could agree if they gave the base game for free as long as they would in a way honor the support of those who paid for the game that they're giving away for free by offering their loyal player base a rebate on the expansion. But the veterans get NOTHING, the newbies get a complete free game. And this is plain WRONG. Oh my, whatever. Won't look back and have plenty of other games to play. ArenaNet is now on my shit list - no more money from me. That's the only message they understand. I can wait till they offer the expansion for free.

If they do anything, what I would like to see happen is some kind of thank you gift to the people who paid for the original game. Perhaps a unique title, outfit, armor or weapon skin. A unique mini pet. A gift of Black Lion keys which the game gives you almost no way to get hold of short of spending cash (seriously, I have over 500 chests, and have used about 20-25 keys). Some or all of the above. That way the vets feel more appreciated, and have an additional way to lord their e-penis over everyone else. Which is what drives 90% of MMO participation anyway.
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches
4. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches Oct 23, 2015, 10:29 budrojr
I'm predicting you'll buy the expansion in a week or less, if you didn't actually already give in and pre-order. If you're anything like most gamers, you'll talk about holding out on buying the latest thing, but you'll cave. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Gamers always cave in.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Kanaiís Cube Previewed
4. Re: Diablo III Kanaiís Cube Previewed Jul 28, 2015, 19:27 budrojr
I'm kind of stoked about Umbra. It's presently in development as a kickstarted game, and looks pretty neat. I'm worried that it's going to be too ambitious in it's scope and won't deliver on much other than beauty.

PoE is a nice alternative to Diablo for those who just don't want to pay for the game, but like one poster said earlier, seems to come up short in a lot of areas.

I like both games though. As I get older, I find I am trying to look for the good in the games and enjoy them for what they are instead of worrying too much about what they could be or should have been.
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News Comments > GoatZ for Goat Simulator
1. Re: GoatZ for Goat Simulator May 9, 2015, 18:57 budrojr
I'm sure it wasn't exactly intentional, but GoatZ just sounds waaaaaay too much like goatse. Anyone remember that? I'm still trying to forget it.  
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News Comments > MS: No PC Xbox Gold Fees
13. Re: MS: No PC Xbox Gold Fees Mar 6, 2015, 11:19 budrojr
Cool. So that means they're going to stop charging for the ability to play multiplayer on the Xbox too then, right? RIGHT?  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 12, 2014, 10:05 budrojr
Also perhaps because their QA was complete and total crap. The game was horrifically and unplayably broken for months before they got it working right. And to this day the game is rife with bugs which cause you to lose inventory or be able to exploit the heck out of things.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the hell out of the game. But it could have been so much better.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 9, 2014, 12:28 budrojr
I'd like to see it be a felony to be caught tampering with the recording devices on a cruiser or police officer. I'd also like it to be mandatory that police would not be allowed to operate or patrol without those recording devices being present. People would always try to mess with the recording equipment, but at least you could charge them for doing so.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Beta Update - More Backer Access
11. Re: Wasteland 2 Beta Update - More Backer Access Feb 25, 2014, 18:09 budrojr
I think the early backers of all stripes should have gotten beta access for free. If it weren't for us, this game wouldn't even exist.  
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News Comments > LEGO: The Hobbit Announced
5. Re: LEGO: The Hobbit Announced Nov 25, 2013, 23:37 budrojr
I want to see Lego: The Walking Dead.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week
6. Re: Guild Wars 2 Extended Free Trial This Week; Patch Next Week Sep 24, 2013, 16:25 budrojr
I completely agree with this assessment. There is a lot to do once you hit 80, and even then the gameplay changes from class to class. And you have to play multiple races to see all the different angles to the storyline.

I've been playing casually for a year, and haven't come close to doing all there is to do. And with no subscription fee, you don't have to feel guilty about dropping the game for awhile to do something else. The art is fantastic, and the game is fun to play just to explore the environment. Honestly, you could spend your money on much worse. It's a great value.
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. E-Sports Sep 8, 2013, 09:50 budrojr
People have been asking this question for over a decade. The answer is still no.  
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News Comments > Revised State of Decay Okayed Down Under
10. Re: Revised State of Decay Okayed Down Under Jul 12, 2013, 21:33 budrojr
Not sure how you came to the conclusion that Cutter is from America unless you traced some kind of routing info I haven't seen or have seen another of his posts where he outs his location. But that aside. Is he wrong? No. At least not anymore than you are about the JJ nip slip thing. The majority of the country was pretty much only miffed that she tried to act like it was an accident. B*tch you know you planned that to happen exactly as it happened. Don't insult our intelligence.

In the end you and Cutter are both insinuating something about an entire country that isn't true. Most Aussies I'm sure are just like most Americans in that we couldn't care less about what is and what isn't displayed in a game. It's the review boards who think their entire job is to protect people from themselves. It's one thing for them to say, this is bad and it should be rated such and such. It's another thing entirely to ban it because of what they think is too much. In doing so they step on my freedom to make an informed decision and choose for myself at that point, and they need to fark off. And Australia is far more repressive in that regard than the US, although we seem to be heading more in that direction every day much to my dismay.

If I wanna see blood and gore, boobs and drugs, that's my choice. Nobody else should get to make that choice for me once I reached adult age. And if someone else doesn't want that? Don't buy the game. Or petition the developer for options to disable or control content. But let's not get into a circular hypocritical name calling battle. It's entirely possible for both of you to be wrong.
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News Comments > Independence Day Consolidation
23. Xbone headset and advertising Jul 4, 2013, 14:22 budrojr
I was totally not surprised that the headset they are recanting and putting in the package now is the cheapest POS wired setup they could do. Their last generation headsets were trash that were easily supplanted by an outperforming $2 cell phone headset. I mean, they had to TRY to produce something that shitty. And then to insult us by slapping a $20 price tag on it? Not forgivable. The more you continue to show me you're only about the money and not about the service or the games, the harder it's going to be to convince me to give you my money.

And as far as advertising is concerned, I don't want to see it unless I am looking for it. I paid for your console. I paid for your Xbox Live service. I pay for your exclusive games because you want people to support your brand and not play on the platform of their choice when I really wish I could play them on something else. I pay I pay I pay. That means that I want my experience to be free from all advertising being forced on me. If you want me to use something that's going to pump shit into my house against my will, then you better give me the console for free. Because I will NOT pay for a device that does that to me. You're double dipping. Either the advertisers pay, or I pay. You don't get it both ways. Cable companies are feeling the effects of this principle as people jump ship for cheaper alternatives with less advertising (Netflix, Hulu, etc).

I am a person, a customer, not your "market." Your console should be nothing more than a platform, and not a proverbial contract. Your service should be superfluous. I should be able to play the game I want to play, on the system I want to play it on, against other people on other platforms who want to play the game on THAT system. We should not be tied to you, but should be a part of the SAME GAME.

If you console makers are not going to swallow your egos and work towards that goal for the good of the gaming community as a whole, then you can all kiss my ass this next console generation.
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News Comments > Gunpoint Demo Now; Game Next Week
4. Re: Gunpoint Demo Now; Game Next Week May 28, 2013, 12:23 budrojr
I don't think you gave this much of a chance. It's kinda neat. Play the demo, and I think you might like it more than you expect.  
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News Comments > Dead Island Riptide Preorder Bonuses
3. Re: Dead Island Riptide Preorder Bonuses Mar 4, 2013, 21:56 budrojr
The first game was messed up so badly for so long that I swore way back then I would under no circumstances pre-order another game from this company. I think it'd send a pretty good message to them to not release crap if people waited until release to see if the game works or is another broken mess.  
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News Comments > Why Borderlands 2 Level Cap is Still 50
18. Re: Why Borderlands 2 Level Cap is Still 50 Feb 8, 2013, 11:40 budrojr
I guess since you couldn't be concerned with reading anything, you missed the part about "So what if my level 215 isn't significantly more powerful than your level 50 because all real rewards for leveling slow down or stop completely at level 50. It's just nice to be able to show off my time investment."

This is kinda why the tl;dr crowd is not one I like to pander to. They just don't seem to have any time to think for themselves, investigate the reasons behind things, and only concern themselves with sensationalist headlines.
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News Comments > Why Borderlands 2 Level Cap is Still 50
15. Re: Why Borderlands 2 Level Cap is Still 50 Feb 8, 2013, 11:23 budrojr
For the tl;dr crowd I will sum up the wall-o-text below: Level caps suck and shouldn't be in RPGs at all, and inventory/bank caps suck even more in a game where the entire post-game draw is farming for loot.

When I play RPG-like games, I hate having a level cap at all. If I want to keep playing the game, I like it to reflect that fact to other people I play with. So what if my level 215 isn't significantly more powerful than your level 50 because all real rewards for leveling slow down or stop completely at level 50. It's just nice to be able to show off my time investment. And no, the badass ranks don't really do that all that well since you can easily add a lot of rank by just making another character.

What I can't stand is that after all the whining and complaining about inventory space and bank space in the original borderlands, why they not only didn't drastically increase the inventory/bank size in borderlands 2, but in fact halved it. And there are WAY more items in BL2 worth keeping and playing around with than there were in BL1.

And why is the bank character specific? We are all wanting to trade items between toons, so why the restriction? Games don't need realism on all levels. It's a game. Let me carry a crapload of items if I want, let me store a crapload of items if I want, and don't restrict me from trading them EASILY in MASS QUANTITIES between toons. It's dumb. And they actually regressed in this area from BL1 to BL2.

And why the caps on eridium/seraph crystals/torgue tokens? And money is STILL freaking useless overall, especially since the slot machines spit out nothing but trash.

Serious dev team. You didn't plan for stuff to happen in BL1 because you didn't know what people would like and wouldn't like. That is understandable. In BL2 you absolutely did know what people wanted and still just didn't deliver. This leads me to believe you didn't care about making the most enjoyable player experience you could. Instead you were focused on the money. Give people what they want and the money will come. You are not making a case for me to trust you for a 3rd installment of your IP.
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
15. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 12, 2012, 09:37 budrojr
RailWizard wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 15:31:
lol PC gaming is dying, oh no wait it's consoles!

The real headline is Gaming is Dying and it's because 'they' are giving gaming the Las Vegas treatment where the house always wins. Money has always been a factor, but now it's the only factor.

Came here to say this, and was glad to see it's the very first comment.

A lot of games seem to be designed these days with obvious pieces missing, so they can protect new sales or make additional sales from DLC. In addition, game prices fall so quickly once the initial rush is over for the latest blockbuster that it only makes sense to wait a little while for lower prices, package deals, or GotY editions which include all the DLC at a fraction of the cost. All this with the general feeling that games are rushed out the doors these days with all kinds of quality issues and bugs, and not as many people are ready to be early adopters anymore.

I don't think consoles are dying, and I don't think game sales are truly slowing down. I think gamers are see a cost advantage to putting off purchases and waiting until developers truly polish their games.

If they'd offer better incentives to pre-order or day one purchasers, more people might spring for the new games when they come out. If I'm only going to be rewarded with some stupid poster or in-game decal for being an early adopter, I'll just wait until they release a few patches and the price drops to $29.99 somewhere so I can afford the DLC which is needed to make the game feel more complete.
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News Comments > More on Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions
14. Re: More on Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions Mar 22, 2012, 15:32 budrojr
I hope some of those items are in the game itself. I wonder just how many extra bag slots you can buy, and do they go to all toons on the account? If I have 10 toons and have to buy extra bag slots for each toon, I'm not going to be happy at all.

From those screenshots, it looks like the pricing for a lot of the items is set too high. At current enchange rates, a character slot would be about $12.50. What's wrong with multiples of $5? Setting the currency off like that is going to mean I'll be waiting until a half-off or other discount sale or something. I'm fine to buy stuff, but not when it looks like greed. :/

Then again, I've already outed myself as being a cheap, broke player.
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News Comments > More on Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions
11. Re: More on Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions Mar 22, 2012, 14:34 budrojr
I honestly don't get what all the fuss is about. In the original GW, if you wanted the vanity items, the ONLY option you had was to pony up real world money. In GW2, you can still do it that way, or if you're a cheap or broke player (like me), you now can spend your in-game gold on the items needed to get the vanity items.

Anet has ADDED a helpful way for more people to acquire the vanity items. They didn't take anything away, and they certainly aren't forcing you to waste time grinding for things you DO NOT NEED to play the game. It's not at all like WoW, LotRO, RIFT, DDO, or other games that require you to spend your cash on mount licenses and mounts to do something that is really integral to the gameplay. If you don't want the vanity items, don't spend the cash, and don't waste your gold. Your gameplay experience and mine will be none the worse for it.

But since they are relying on these types of microtransactions rather than fees to fund their game, I can totally see why they would rather have you spend the cash than grind the gold. These devs have listened to all the complaints about other MMOs, and done nothing but try to improve the experience in every way possible. It seems all they're getting in return is a bunch of griping from ignorant people.

Whether anyone believes it or not, this system is extremely nice, and in the end the only people I think won't be pleased are the trolls and WoW fanboys.
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