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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
112. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 12, 2012, 10:50 AngelicPenguin
 
Dev wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 03:13:
You don't play much (or you don't play at varied times) if launch day is the the only time you've had issues. Also, I'm guessing you and none of your friends play hardcore, there was that massive blizzard caused lag spike the other day that basically perma killed everyone playing hardcore at the time.

Not only that, they've had issues with the game being down for maintenance for nearly a whole day, and thats after launch. That prevents me from playing "single player" which isn't fun. Today they just announced a 3 hour down time for the game. If its anything like past announcements it will end up being 5 or 8 hours.

Also, the commodities part of AH was down for a couple weeks, which hinders things like getting good gems for socketed gear. I've seen other issues too (and not on launch day), and I don't have nearly as much time in the game as some people. The full game functionality hasn't been enabled (and I won't count the RMAH since they announced before game's release it wouldn't be enabled for a while) for probably 50% of the game's life. A 50% full functionality uptime is pretty horrible.

I play a lot actually (monk and wizard in inferno, and demon hunter in hell.) I have not used the AH, though, as I don't see how it could possibly be balanced this early in the game and it seemed like massive twinking. The game isn't THAT hard until inferno anyway.
 
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111. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 12, 2012, 10:45 AngelicPenguin
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 00:42:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 00:31:
You mentioned "mountains of bullshit", "a lot of inconvenience", "a lot of crap" which I just don't see and virtually every one of my gaming friends is playing this game and no one is having any issues.

You sound like Baghdad Bob or Officer Barbrady saying this stuff on posts talking about issues.

Many of the people who post here have the game, and just about all of us know many friends who do as well. My friends have been hacked, have dealt with lag, and have experienced the poor inferno balancing. It's hard to believe that nobody in your circle of gaming friends have had "any issues".

Which "posts"? I responded directly to someone who responded to my post. He complained in vague terms and I responded everything is ok here and asked for more specifics.

I don't know who those people (Bob or Barbrady, although I assume it's something derogatory) are, but I am genuinely speaking from experience. I have multiple characters in inferno, have never used the AH, and have a group of friends who play a lot. The only "issue" we've had is when the game is down for maintenance other than launch day. But I bought an online game, so I was expecting the servers to be taken down periodically.

I do get that liking this game is an unpopular stance, so I should probably just keep quiet.

This comment was edited on Jun 12, 2012, 11:07.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
104. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 12, 2012, 00:31 AngelicPenguin
 
everyone wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 19:24:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 17:51:
It's a popular game, and I know it's fun to dump on - carry on!
Who's dumping on it? It just seems to me like a lot of inconvenience for "just a little hack and slash game", when there are ways to both hack and slash without it. And I get that it's been fine for you*, but that doesn't change the fact that a lot of people have had to sift through a lot of crap to get to the game underneath. Enjoyable though it may be.

Oh and just fyi, my opinion of the game has nothing to do with impressing any kids, cool or otherwise. In fact, if I were caught hanging out with the cool kids, I'd likely end up on the sex offenders register, large bearded adult that I am. So if you can leave out the tired cliches next time, that'd be grand.

*using your personal definition of the word "issue".

I wasn't referring to you specifically - I simply meant it is obviously an easy target because it generates a lot of interest, so it appears people like to pile on and make fun. I'm not sure what cliche that is, but ok, I won't use that one anymore.

And the fun little hack 'n slash was really my point. Other than launch day, I don't know what sort of inconveniences you are talking about. I come home, click play game, and kill stuff for a while.

You mentioned "mountains of bullshit", "a lot of inconvenience", "a lot of crap" which I just don't see and virtually every one of my gaming friends is playing this game and no one is having any issues. Maybe some specifics would help, I dunno.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
88. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 11, 2012, 17:51 AngelicPenguin
 
everyone wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 16:46:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 15:14:
So serious - it's just a little hack 'n slash game.
Which makes putting up with the mountains of bullshit all the more ridiculous.

The only issue I've had in my 100 hours+ was not being able to log in on launch day for a few hours. I just play and enjoy the game and sometimes at work read some comments on news sites for amusement (or in Verno's case, some useful information.)

It's a popular game, and I know it's fun to dump on - carry on!
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
55. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 11, 2012, 15:18 AngelicPenguin
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 15:12:
I know what you mean Creston and I feel as though it would be a fairly dangerous precedence to revive a HC character for those who have died to issues outside of their control.

On the other hand, it is a risk and most of us may not even make it through Act 1 Normal without keeping the floor boss at bay; however, it feels like a giant cop out at the same time when you can be an incredibly skilled player and die due to server-side collision issues that may be nearly impossible to be aware of until it's too late.

Without knowing how long or even whether or not this will be fixed in the future is simply up in the air and it becomes much worse when Blizzard is making little to no noise in regards to these issues and only addressing them if a certain number of complaints are made. If this is working as intended with their server-side infrastructure and little to no change is made, well, that's just bad news bears for those who stay for Hardcore.

I think until these sorts of issues get ironed out, I would just play a regular character as if they were hard-core. It's like any rogue-like. You can backup your saves if you really want to, but you are only cheating yourself.
I get you would lose some of those perks like the notice of how far you have gotten a hard-core character, but I think I would take that over losing 50+ hours.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
54. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 11, 2012, 15:14 AngelicPenguin
 
Luke wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 14:57:
ASeven wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 12:06:
But...but... being always online meant no item duping and bots!!!!11!!!

Yeah, in the end the excuses they made to put this game online always ended up happening anyway.

In another topic, master fanboi Krovven once again shows why he's quite the idiot.

Hmm i wonder who is the idiot , those who play this money train , or those who may see what they are doing.
Next up fingerprint gadget to identify that the Authenticator is yours.
You fanbois keep eating every bit THEY come with
thats one hell of a price to play a singelplayer game , and the more you fanbois (fanboys) keep saying "Okaaay " the more will come and other compagnies will dupe it and...ahh forget it blizz my ass they laugh even harder now at you fanibois Wall2

So serious - it's just a little hack 'n slash game.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
3. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 11, 2012, 11:23 AngelicPenguin
 
deqer wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 11:14:
changing the terms whenever they want, for any reason or no reason, whether you like it or not.

have fun, players.

Wait - do you NOT like diablo 3 and/or blizzard? I wasn't sure...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched & Next Patch Notes
19. Re: Diablo III Patched & Next Patch Notes Jun 7, 2012, 11:33 AngelicPenguin
 
briktal wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 09:49:
panbient wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 06:31:
The Pyro wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 21:46:
JohnBirshire wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 21:36:
No mention of interface changes yet?

For a game that's been in development for more than a decade I would certainly hope the interface was ironed out by now.

You would think so but how hard would it have been to implement a 2nd loadout for skills and weapons (kind of exactly like how you could have 2 weapon sets equipped in Diablo 2...)

Or maybe making potions auto-pick up.

Or better yet... how about making the Gems and Crafting Pages any other colour besides white when they drop.

Or maybe an option to not even display loot below a certain level. I think it gets kind of annoying to have to dump out white and grey loot I accidentally picked up while trying to collect gems and potions.

Nothing of what I just suggested is overly complicated nor hasn't already been done in either Diablo 2 or any of its derivatives.

From the AMA they did on reddit yesterday, they are planning on making potions/gems/pages a different color and also looking at adding options to filter out white/grey items.

I think the alt weapons/skills was intentional, so you couldn't abuse the flexibility in the skills system.
The potion change would be nice except you'd need a way to filter out lower level potions. I'd rather manually pick up the good potions, then be forced to dump the bad ones.
Gems I agree with - they are easy to miss.
The white drops I think Jay Wilson said in an interview that they thought about it, but really liked the idea of killing monsters and having a jackpot of items drop. If it was only blue or better, you'd lose a lot of that feeling. I suppose they could just add an option so that you cannot pick them up, but they could still drop.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched & Next Patch Notes
18. Re: Diablo III Patched & Next Patch Notes Jun 7, 2012, 11:28 AngelicPenguin
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 21:36:
No mention of interface changes yet?

They mentioned the interface was not modular, so it wasn't something they could do easily.

Too bad - I'd like to run it on three screens, but having the interface and minimap on the right screen makes it pretty unusable. I play with a buddy who runs three and I have to be the "map guy."
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC
18. Re: Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC Jun 7, 2012, 11:02 AngelicPenguin
 
Too late guys, I already pre-ordered the diamond chisel. Better luck next time, suckers!  
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13. Re: You're wrong and an idiot. Jun 4, 2012, 01:09 AngelicPenguin
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 3, 2012, 19:35:
winning on the internet is like winning the special olympics

His post was less hateful than yours. I know this is a commonly used joke, but it wasn't funny the first time.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched
35. Re: Diablo III Patched Jun 1, 2012, 14:34 AngelicPenguin
 
DG wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 13:59:
Dmitri_M wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 13:36:
So the auction house allows you to buy items in game? For what purpose? So that you can skip finding those items yourself?

I've never played any of the Diablo titles (or any MMO). But this mechanic sounds strange. Would I play Jagged Alliance and go online and purchase the best weapon right at the start of the game?
Yep. Though, gear is levelled so you can only really equip the best gear for your level.

But, at least on the lower levels it totally voids all the in-game gear. Even the best stuff I get dropped is several levels behind me so I'm dumping it on the AH and buy my own gear.

Of course everyone else is doing the same thing so at lower levels the market is flooded. Gear that people pick up is useless to them so they're picking up 10+ items to dump it on the AH for every one thing they buy.

Blizz presumably balanced the game assuming people would have maybe one or two levelled items but due to AH being so cheap everything is levelled rare gear with the desired attributes.

I doesn't help that normal is easy anyway. Despite buying stuff pretty cheap I'm ridiculously overpowered, just tanking bossfights. It got really silly when I hit the level where you get sockets in items to put gems in, because of course both gems and socketed gear are very cheap on the AH so I'm running around with multiple +40 strength or whatever when they were assuming I'd have maybe one or two +4.

To be fair the main balance considerations should rightly be the harder difficulties, but a lot of people (probably me included) will only play this game through once and you don't get to play harder settings until you beat normal.

I just didn't use the auction house in normal - was more fun that way.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched
23. Re: Diablo III Patched Jun 1, 2012, 12:49 AngelicPenguin
 
Krovven wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 12:46:

This is one of the reasons for being "online only". They can update problems far more quickly without having to involve the client. How quickly people have forgotten the torture of having to wait months for a D2 patch that would fix a shit ton of stuff, but also left glaring problems wide open for months for people to exploit.



Shhh...don't say "online only" in a Diablo 3 thread - that's like saying Voldemort's name
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
139. Re: Diablo III Patch May 30, 2012, 10:53 AngelicPenguin
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 29, 2012, 20:49:
As I've already said, I checked whether he had visited any suspicious links

No offense to you as I see this is an issue you are personally affected by, but I always find this particular quote amusing. Has anyone you ever asked about visiting a suspicious link answered "yes"?

 
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News Comments > On Diablo III Balance Changes
95. Re: On Diablo III Balance Changes May 29, 2012, 12:09 AngelicPenguin
 
Kastagir wrote on May 29, 2012, 11:58:
SectorEffector wrote on May 29, 2012, 06:12:
Sempai wrote on May 29, 2012, 06:08:
Tried logging in, servers are full, got put in a server Queue.

This is awesome!

it's a maintenance update, I hate how we can't even play at all, I work late and this was the only time I could play.. DOH

You bought a Blizzard game that requires that you log in and stay online to play. By giving them your money you've condoned this business practice, so I'm not sure what you expect.

He enjoys the game so he paid for it, but he wishes the maintenance and always online wasn't the case - not very complicated I think.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again
52. Re: Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again May 25, 2012, 13:22 AngelicPenguin
 
Alamar wrote on May 25, 2012, 12:59:
Verno wrote on May 25, 2012, 11:44:
(Randomly shoot out exploding chickens that peck the enemy and then explode for AE fire damage)

I would like to second this 'nomination'... : )

-Alamar




Perhaps instead of fire damage it could be poultry damage. Opens up a whole new set of monster resistances that way.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again
48. Re: Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again May 25, 2012, 11:24 AngelicPenguin
 
Verno wrote on May 25, 2012, 11:09:
I played a decent amount of D2 (got multiple characters through hell) but never grinded for loot, so maybe I'm just forgetting. What sort of loot was in D2 that we are missing from D3? I am just looking for some specific examples.

If you want a specific loot list comparison I'd have to go dig up some items. I can give you the gist of what some people are saying and a few of my own issues, there are some large threads on the b.net forums with more in depth details and comparisons:

- elemental modifiers from gems are now rolled into items
- Things like poison damage are implemented into straight damage instead of DoTs
- Set item bonuses are mostly incremental (2% to health, etc) and most people don't wear set items without perfect rolls on the stat distro as they don't compare favorably to same level blue/rare loot
- Higher chance to cast on abilities
- Lack of more interesting ability modifiers like teleport, faster hit recovery and so on.
- Items that add to skills/runes
- Some ilvl drop issues between acts/difficulties (big gap between Hell/Inferno gear drops for example)

Luckily all of this stuff is easily fixed up as loot table additions aren't a difficult thing. It becomes much more apparent once you hit 60 and start doing the latter parts of Hell.

Is the gem thing just a flexibility thing? Obviously you are getting elemental modifiers, but you'd like to have more control?
Wasn't poison damage always blah in D2 BECAUSE it was DOT? Again, its been a while
What is a cast on ability?
Others make sense, and thanks for that.
 
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45. Re: Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again May 25, 2012, 10:55 AngelicPenguin
 
Verno wrote on May 25, 2012, 10:44:
It is Blizz. Again, the game has been out a week. They will level everything out. The drops are happening, just not at the rate which people WANT. Big whoop. I see damn near EVERYTHING on the auction house - so they are out there, just not at the %s people want. The game is less than 10 days old....give it time people. sheesh.

You see this stuff on the AH because people are getting it to drop and that's just the stuff they decide to sell. Loot drop percentiles aren't really the problem, it's the quality of the loot they are getting. Sure they might fix things in time but they aren't going to know what to fix unless people talk about it. People are being pretty reasonable considering this game was a long time in the making and they had a fully fleshed out previous iteration to base a lot of this stuff on.

I've seen this posted by a few different people. I played a decent amount of D2 (got multiple characters through hell) but never grinded for loot, so maybe I'm just forgetting. What sort of loot was in D2 that we are missing from D3? I am just looking for some specific examples.

And this is probably really easy to add at some point I'd assume? Maybe they were massively concerned about balancing loot and forgot some of the fun stuff along the way?

Personally I haven't been bored of any of the loot in D3, but everyone makes me think I should be
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
24. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 24, 2012, 14:40 AngelicPenguin
 
DrEvil wrote on May 24, 2012, 14:03:
nin wrote on May 24, 2012, 13:57:
RollinThundr wrote on May 24, 2012, 13:53:
Wake me when they're done nerfing classes like it's an mmo and instead properly balance the difficulty levels, and also make legendary items not suck worse than regular magical ones. Terrible design decisions all around with this game.

The thing is, they made all kinds of changes to D2 over the years. And I'm sure we'll see the same thing here.

The difference is that here, the changes are even being made "server-side", and you have no choice as to whether you take the patches.

At least with the older games, if they made changes you didn't like, you could at least finish your single-player game before updating.

Now users that take longer to finish are going to finish a never-ending stream of tweaks to difficulty and gameplay before they even finish their first run through of the game.

Sucktastic.

Funny I would think that was a good thing, but to each their own I guess.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
22. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 24, 2012, 14:27 AngelicPenguin
 
deqer wrote on May 24, 2012, 14:07:
nin wrote on May 24, 2012, 13:57:
The thing is, they made all kinds of changes to D2 over the years
which is such a fucking stupid thing to do?

You don't see nintendo coming out to people's houses patching their cartridge games do you? Nope. That's what QA team is for; test/fix, and release once.

Stupid selfish greedy companies pushing out shit early to satisfy their own needs to make quick cash, and all you peon people buy into it.


You are comedy gold!

edit: are you paid by bluesnews or something for more web hits? Seriously I see a diablo 3 post, I click the comments and look for your name just to see what angry diatribe you have in store for me. You never fail! :-)

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