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Signed On Oct 7, 2010, 18:04
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Announced
8. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 9, 2012, 18:49 AngelicPenguin
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:18:
Dades wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:04:
An interesting project, crowdsourcing project viability and approval for Steam distribution. I'm not sure publishers will need this kind of thing but it will probably be a big deal for small teams.

Valve isn't making enough on digital distribution, they need a cut of the kickstarter like funds directly as well. They sound more and more like EA every day.

Kickstarter? I didn't see any mention of money, just a way to gauge interest.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Confirmed
16. Re: Steam Summer Sale Confirmed Jul 6, 2012, 12:02 AngelicPenguin
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 11:41:
You know, I really tire of Valve's smarmy attitude at times. What a dickish thing to say. You can't just come out and state the date outright? Or maybe no one at Valve is "interested" in doing this and it won't happen untill someone is, right?


I suppose you could if you wanted 0 games to be sold the few days prior.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Confirmed
9. Re: Steam Summer Sale Confirmed Jul 6, 2012, 11:18 AngelicPenguin
 
Rhino wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 11:12:
I didn't realize that there was much in the way of significant concern that it wasn't going to happen;

I know. How could anyone honestly think valve wouldn't put on something that annually makes them a ton of money.
 
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News Comments > Civilization V - Gods and Kings Demo
12. Re: Civilization V - Gods and Kings Demo Jun 29, 2012, 11:57 AngelicPenguin
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 29, 2012, 08:49:
Wow you guys really hate city states. Like I said in an earlier post I'm usually allied with all of them and it makes a ton of difference. Happiness through the roof because of the tons of luxury goods they tend to give.

Ya I play the same way. I think I'm just a softy at heart.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfix Improves High-End Drops
14. Re: Diablo III Hotfix Improves High-End Drops Jun 28, 2012, 16:10 AngelicPenguin
 
Verno wrote on Jun 28, 2012, 13:57:
Krovven wrote on Jun 28, 2012, 13:36:
Link please.

Sure, this is the Bashiok post on the Natalya Set bonus accident and how it caused them to start re-evaluating their direction in some things (balance, retroactive item changes, etc). I hope many more examples will follow and kudos to Blizzard for listening to the player feedback and having an open mind.

I love how 2 million LVL 60 Diablo3 players are jumping up and down for joy over this hotfix, but little do they know that the quality of those items are nerfed down, and will still require AH/RMAH to get the best items for play that Blizzard themselves , generate in there.

The entire item DB is known dude, there is nothing on the AH that can't drop aside from artisan items. Same is true of the actual item modifiers and properties. There isn't any grand conspiracy here, you can do a side by side comparison of the RMAH, gold AH and the actual drop DBs if you don't want to take my word for it.

Ya sounds like you might get your exploding chicken gun after all.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Updated
4. Re: Team Fortress 2 Updated Jun 28, 2012, 12:13 AngelicPenguin
 
Baudkarma wrote on Jun 28, 2012, 11:40:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 28, 2012, 11:18:
Okay apparently I don't have to wait for someone to mod in pyro vision as they've already done it.

Yeah, but I bet they totally stole the idea from you.

My favorite part of the update is that when my pyro gets a kill, the brain slug gets credit. All my pyro gets on the kill board is an assist.


I thought the brain slug change was awesome too.
 
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News Comments > Source Filmmaker Announced; Meet the Pyro Released
1. Re: Source Filmmaker Announced; Meet the Pyro Released Jun 27, 2012, 14:45 AngelicPenguin
 
Aww - ain't he cute...  
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News Comments > Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near
26. Re: Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near Jun 25, 2012, 21:45 AngelicPenguin
 
mag wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 20:15:
I'm kind of afraid of what they'll do to the pyro. Pyro and spy are my two most-played classes. Spy's hard enough now that most people have learned to spy check everyone and everything, so I don't want the pyro to get better.

On the other hand, I rather love my degreaser+compression blast+flare gun. I can dominate with that. Please don't take it away.

It's pretty much universally accepted as the weakest class, so I wouldn't expect any nerfs.
 
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News Comments > Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near
18. Re: Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near Jun 25, 2012, 17:41 AngelicPenguin
 
Wildone wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 17:38:
And its a bit late in the game for a 'meet the..' anything..games been out for so long now its redundant.

You've always got the "is it a he or a she?" argument to answer.

Although the pyro's audio was clearly recorded by a male.
 
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News Comments > Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near
17. Re: Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near Jun 25, 2012, 17:40 AngelicPenguin
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 17:38:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 17:12:
Spy is definitely one of the harder classes to master, and it really depends on how alert the other team is, and how good your team is at providing enough of a distraction for you to slip through the lines and cause some damage.

If any class is a newb class its pyro, you can run in and set everything on fire and die and maybe get some assists because you set everything on fire. But it still takes skill to master, I don't see too many real good pyros, but when I do they're pretty devastating.
Exactly. I very rarely play as spy because I don't find it enjoyable. It takes a lot of time and effort to master when every other class is considerably more fun.

Chain stabbing the cart though is pretty fun.
 
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News Comments > Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near
4. Re: Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near Jun 25, 2012, 14:46 AngelicPenguin
 
Techie714 ę wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 14:42:
I thought we already had a "Meet the pyro" video, no?

Not an official one, no
 
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News Comments > Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near
3. Re: Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near Jun 25, 2012, 14:45 AngelicPenguin
 
deqer wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 14:42:
Although their "Meet the *" videos are nice, the game TF2 still remains to be overly balanced to the point of being handicapped with it's newbie classes like Spy, or it's random critical hits mechanism; it's just so boring now because there is no sense of skill or control or dominance when you have so many shit random factors like that in the game.

Spy is the newbie class? Are you sure you play TF2?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 19:27 AngelicPenguin
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 14:03:
Threewave CTF is still the best time I've ever had with any mod for any game ever. That flag cap sound had me totally conditioned to salivate. B.F. Skinner would have loved it.

Ya, I remember thinking that I didn't know games could be like this when I played it for the first time.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 72 Hour Restrictions to Change
34. Re: Diablo III 72 Hour Restrictions to Change Jun 22, 2012, 19:05 AngelicPenguin
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 14:21:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 14:15:
Luke wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 13:19:
talk to kotaku but not the d3 forum ok ok

So many of your posts are like fun little riddles. I'm thinking "what is he trying to convey here" with your short little sentences with words that don't quite fit together.

Seems pretty obvious. He's annoyed that they will talk to Kotaku, but not answer these questions in the D3 forums where actual D3 players are asking them.

Ahh - except they have a giant sticky in the forums about this saying what looks like the same thing as Kotaku has. ok ok.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 72 Hour Restrictions to Change
11. Re: Diablo III 72 Hour Restrictions to Change Jun 22, 2012, 14:15 AngelicPenguin
 
Luke wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 13:19:
talk to kotaku but not the d3 forum ok ok

So many of your posts are like fun little riddles. I'm thinking "what is he trying to convey here" with your short little sentences with words that don't quite fit together.
 
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News Comments > Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition
92. Re: Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition Jun 22, 2012, 11:21 AngelicPenguin
 
Verno wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 11:11:
Yeah I feel like the whole fraud defense isn't really much of one. Steam, Origin and other services have to deal with this sort of criminal activity on a daily basis. Blizzard themselves had to deal with it in WoW pretty much from the start.


The only logical thing I can think of is that there are very few games where you can profit in real cash like this one (at the moment.)

This makes me think the order of magnitude must be much much higher than those other services, which caused Blizzard to take such a draconian measure.

I think it's terrible, though, and feel they should just not sell it digitally until this is figured out.
 
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News Comments > Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition
84. Re: Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition Jun 22, 2012, 10:57 AngelicPenguin
 
pagb wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 10:43:
Verno wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 10:30:
Why is the onus on the customer to solve Blizzards problems for them? They just want to play the game. Restricting all digitally purchased accounts because of spammers/fraud is complete overkill. Again, its like making all pots drop no gold because someone was botting it. People like to explore, bust things (in fact environmental effects were even a marketing point) and collect stuff. Diablo 2 managed to thrive despite rampant exploits, account theft and unauthorized third party activity.

While I absolutely agree on the exploration, Pindleskins, chest runs, and all the odd stuff people agreed with Diablo2... and still goes on after 11 years (and it is retarded to nerf pots and so), I just arrived at a point that I can't tolerate gold spam anymore, seriously, It's all over me. We've come to a point where farmers/cheaters/whatever are doing absolutely their worst, completely ruining games, and NO game at all can seem to get rid of them. And you realize about all the effort those morons put into it when you see extreme measures like this.

Yes, the measure is excessive, but no one forces you to buy from bnet and pay for that, there are dozens of retailers that will offer you a bs free game for less money than bnet.

That's true and all, but I ordered the digital copy originally because it was convenient. I hope at least that they make this painfully obvious when purchasing a digital copy. I feel like if they feel the need to do this, then don't sell the game digitally at all. I would be pissed if I bought a game on steam, then found out the full game won't unlock for 3 days.
 
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News Comments > EU Diablo III Patch Live; Repair Costs Draw Fire
64. Re: EU Diablo III Patch Live; Repair Costs Draw Fire Jun 21, 2012, 19:09 AngelicPenguin
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 14:49:
Verno wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 11:30:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 11:02:
He did say they were going to change that though, right? He seemed to be eating crow on that one in the reddit forums as I recall.

Sure, to his credit he owned up to it and took responsibility for overriding the team. Unfortunately it still remains unchanged. They seem to be able to hotfix nerfs almost at will but making positive changes to the game is glacial. Normally in the past these things arrived together in a patch so things would offset each other a bit but now they are just feeding the perception that they want the game to be punishing and work-like, only allowing the player to enjoy themselves in a narrow controlled manner.

The more I hear about this game, the more it seems like you need to have some serious masochistic tendencies to really want to play it...

Not really - you could play 5 characters through 60 up until inferno and it would present a fun challenge without being too bad. That's easily 100 hours worth of gameplay if you like the click click click kill and loot style of game.

At this point and time, ya inferno is rough and it does feel really unfair at times, but I don't know if I'd say that was a proper way to judge the game as a whole.
 
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News Comments > EU Diablo III Patch Live; Repair Costs Draw Fire
63. Re: EU Diablo III Patch Live; Repair Costs Draw Fire Jun 21, 2012, 16:56 AngelicPenguin
 
Creston wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 16:21:
Asmodai wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 03:14:
http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/

Read down, nuff said. Tim was a big voice for how good the game was before it came out, read his experience with his monk.

Sounds like an awesome game...

What baffles me is that Blizzard did the exact same thing in Diablo 2, so how the fuck were people not expecting them to do it in D3? In D2, they nerfed corpse explosion to utter worthlesness, which at the time totally fucked over my hardcore level 53 necromancer. And in D2, you couldn't "respec gear" to a different build to keep going. My 40ish hours that I had put in that necromancer were just FUCKED. I tried playing with him, and he couldn't stop a fucking goblin anymore.

Blizzard didn't give a shit, and this was before they had the sanctity of their precious RMAH to worry about. So why would they give a shit now?

People complaining about Blizzard nerfing shit into utter uselessness need to wake up and realize who they're fucking dealing with. Blizzard cares about your MONEYŚnot about you having fun.

Creston

I remember the uproar about that well. As I recall it scaled with number of players, so that it was super strong and they nerfed it to one player amounts. To be fair, it was waaaaaaaaaaaaay too strong
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
65. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes Jun 21, 2012, 14:53 AngelicPenguin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 19:29:
Well, I for one, am glad I am a part of D3. Having a blast, as are all the people I play with. I skip a lot of AAA titles - glad I didn't miss this one.

Yup Party2
 
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