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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Open Beta on October 4th Confirmed
32. Re: BF4 Open Beta on October 4th Confirmed Sep 17, 2013, 15:18 descender
 
"Hacks" are all client-side, aren't they? They rarely have anything to do with the server. 99% of all cheats involve either showing you more data that is already being sent to you by the MP server (think wall hacks), or manipulating the data you are sending to the server (think aim-bots).  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Open Beta on October 4th Confirmed
20. Re: BF4 Open Beta on October 4th Confirmed Sep 17, 2013, 12:43 descender
 
Did I hear him correctly. A controller dropping experience on 10 Multiplayer maps?

No thank you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2013, 13:37 descender
 
This sounds like a rather simple diagnosis to me. The video card is not overheating, it ALREADY overheated. The artifacts you see under no load are a direct result of that.

You need to replace the video card and I would wager every problem you have goes away, except that rash.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today
27. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today May 9, 2013, 18:41 descender
 
Moving money around in the RMAH is not instant, if they have been approving any transactions since they found out about the duping bug then they are just... stupid.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today
19. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today May 9, 2013, 15:05 descender
 
I don't think your situation in #12 applies at all...

If you sold something, and it was purchased with duped gold... you get the item back and lose the gold. The price you sold it for is largely irrelevant and no one is faulting you for doing so. Then you can try to sell said item again. Any transaction involving the duplicated gold simply gets reversed like a trail of breadcrumbs. There is no "merit" or "intention" here.

You merely have to identify the duped gold, and trace it through to today. Any accounts that gold has touched in those 2 days essentially gets rolled back.

Once all of the transactions are reversed and all of the items and back with their owners (and all of the duped gold back in the dupers accounts) then you ban the dupers.

Seems fairly straightforward if you ask me.

I guess time will tell, but if they aren't doing this they would have just rolled back the entire US server and been done with it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today
17. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today May 9, 2013, 14:48 descender
 
Yes, but one well constructed SELECT could/should identify every last piece of it. Single out every account that shows a gold increase with no corresponding game or AH action... BAM... you just identified every cheater.

I think you might be underestimating a programmers ability to track things through a DB. Realistically... the scope of the problem is irrelevant once they identify the dupers accounts, which lead to transaction numbers that can just all be reversed.

They are taking it upon themselves to spend this time to do this... the easy solution would have been to rollback the entire world to before the dupe bug... but they must know they can identify the cheaters and rollback the proper transactions since they didn't do that already.

We can take this conversation a lot of fun ways from here... Blizzard not taking the easy way out (full rollback) inconveniencing 100% of the players is a bit shocking... the nerd-rage on the D3 forums of people who sold off gems to people with duped gold wanting to keep their now laundered duped gold is hilarious... but my favorite at the moment is the ten's of thousands of posts to the D3 forums (and 3-4 thousand people watching a live stream? really?) seem to indicate that this game still has considerably more life to it than say... Torchlight 2. Funny how that worked out.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today
15. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today May 9, 2013, 14:25 descender
 
hundreds of thousands of god tier items dumped into the game

I don't understand how this can be. Unless more people actually duped gold than they are letting on, only those people would have gold to then buy items from the AH they normally couldn't have afforded... they only had a few hours to work with so unless each person magically distributed hundreds of items (the leg work is mind boggling) I would say this issue is no where near as rampant as the forums suggest (shock, I know).


It's not as simple as just removing the offending accounts, many of those accounts did a variety of things other than sit on the money.

Which is exactly why they didn't just press a button 2 days ago and "fix it". I would be really surprised (and extremely disappointing in their data tracking) if there were not easy (tedious maybe, but still easy) ways of tracking the originally duped gold.

5/9/13 9:00 a.m. PDT: We are still in the process of reviewing all of Tuesday's transactions and need to keep the Auction House offline for a while longer to complete our audit.

^ This narrative still holds, until it doesn't.

it's what the cheaters did involving other accounts and aspects of the game that isn't so easily repaired.

Why? Rollback the cheaters accounts, and any transactions they or their duped gold were involved in. Problem solved. No massive rollbacks necessary. An item you sold may show back up in your inventory, or gold you spent... and you will have the chance the spend/sell that again. Sure the economy may take a few days to "come down" from the burp of extra cash but overall it will be largely unaffected. It's a "market" that's what it does.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today
11. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Return Today May 9, 2013, 12:40 descender
 
They have previously stated that they were targeting the individual accounts of players who cheated/duped gold. This is a great way to handle this rather than a global "rollback" which would lose gameplay progress of non-cheating account. They suspend the account and then rollback any transactions they made. If you bought or sold something to do with one of these players, that transaction will be wiped from your existence as well.

None of the duped money is staying "in the game" so all the belly-aching on the forums is, as it always is... much ado about nothing.

5/8/13 12:00 a.m. PDT: At this time (and after careful consideration), we've decided to not move forward with rolling back the servers. We feel that this is the best course of action given the nature of the dupe, how relatively few players used it, and the fact that its effects were fairly limited within the region. We've been able to successfully identify players who duplicated gold by using this specific bug, and are focusing on these accounts to make corrections. While this is a time-consuming and very detailed process, we believe it's the most appropriate choice given the circumstances.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass
21. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass Mar 23, 2013, 12:38 descender
 
By this logic you haven't played a new FPS since... Wolf3D?

You already answered your own question... Valve is still clearly putting work into the Source engine, and people buying CS:GO are paying for those updates. People playing CS:S are not getting those updates at all.

You can't say it's the same game when the feature sets are in fact, different.

One of the basic concepts of the Source engine is that they can update these systems and you, as the end user editing levels in Hammer, never sees a difference. That is by design.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass
13. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass Mar 22, 2013, 14:21 descender
 
Season passes are not inherently cash grabs... but you have to know the companies track records that you are dealing with.

You could easily make out on the deal if a company charges you $5 for a "season pass" and then releases 5 DLC packs that they charge $2 a piece for... It's all a matter of who you trust to deliver you value.

Valve has never failed to deliver on "value" in my eyes and done nothing otherwise to me personally to shake that trust, but if a company like Bioware or EA offers something like this I will promptly laugh in their faces.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support?
20. Re: Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support? Mar 22, 2013, 14:14 descender
 
Slick... You can only be so wrong.

Off the top of my head they've completely revamped the lighting system, and I'm almost certain they have added other newer features to it as well. Source is a modular game engine (one of it's more celebrated features) and has seen updates to different systems with every new game release. Then after that game releases they usually even go back and patch the features into the older source games like they did with HDR lighting.

The Source engine that launched with HL2 and the Source engine that launched with Portal 2 are very different things.

"if you liked CS:S then why not just play that?"
Because it's not "just the same game" as much as you want to believe it is. It has new game modes, textures, interface, a newer version of the source engine and tons of other updates that CS:S is not getting. If you want all of that new content then you have to buy CS:GO.

You seem intent as writing off these newer versions of CS as if they haven't changed the game at all in 15 years. They all play very differently. Your lack of experience with that is showing.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass
11. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass Mar 22, 2013, 14:02 descender
 
it does not affect the game in any meaningful way

Verno, I would only disagree slightly here... because if you frequent the same servers often it does become a method of identifying individual players. You quickly start to notice which "regulars" have certain hats or weapons, and you can gain tactical advantage in some situations with this knowledge... or learn who to avoid if they frequently kill you

So technically... in their own way... all these "crazy items" that people claim to have ruined TF2 have actually made it an incredibly deeper experience.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass
10. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass Mar 22, 2013, 13:58 descender
 
Slick... There is a big moral difference between planned, pre-launch DLC packs and a company continuing work on a game after it's launch to release new content. Things they already used your initial purchase $ to work on but did not include in the product they sold you (such as on disk DLC packs, or the pre-planned multiplayer map packs that seem to be popular as of late). A "season DLC" pack also carries this negative connotation because of what other companies have done with them (or more specifically... not done).

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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass
3. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass Mar 22, 2013, 12:16 descender
 
Would it be that shocking to find out that Valve is trying to replicate what they have done for the TF2 community contributors? It's so "not shocking" that I'm almost surprised they haven't done so already!

The real problem here is that you guys see the words "season pass DLC" and your brains glaze over.

This entire ordeal (hoax, troll, whatever) revolved around them enabling the CS community of map makers to be compensated for their efforts in a fairly painless fashion.

If they started releasing valve-made official maps and charging for those, I could somewhat understand the misgivings... but it's not like they were talking about releasing BF:CODBLOPS17 with pre-planned DLC at launch. That's actually evil. That's actually worth a few (hundred thousand) complaints.

Helping to support your mod/map community is the exact opposite of evil practices like that.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support?
17. Re: Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support? Mar 22, 2013, 07:57 descender
 
just because millions of people got duped into buying a game doesn't make it a good game

CS has always been a good game at it's core, and the popularity of every iteration (outside of CS:CZ) of it has only enforced that fact.

look at Diablo 3... then almost every single one had severe buyers remorse

This is apples & oranges. It's 6 months later and barely anyone is playing D3 anymore because it betrayed it's most loyal cusmoters, but 10 years later CS is still largely unchanged, and still the most popular competitive FPS. There is no "remorse" to be felt here, other than you don't seem to like Counter-Strike.

The simple fact that they could resell the same exact maps and gameplay 3 times over utterly disproves any remorse people could be feeling. It's not like they promised and then didn't deliver on key features of the game. This wasn't Blizzard promising some groundbreaking new sequel here. Valve said "here is CS:S with some spitshine, rendered in the new L4D2 engine..." and tons of people bought that. No deception, just good old CS.

People that want to pay to support these community made maps will pay, people that don't will continue to play on regular servers... and you who clearly does not like CS can continue doing so... and the world will go on.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support?
14. Re: Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support? Mar 22, 2013, 02:26 descender
 
I wasn't specifically responding to you, Slick... but now I will

how anyone who's played 1.6 or source could imagine paying a 3rd time for the same content

Well since 1.6 was a free mod, and anyone who bought CS:Source probably got it as a throw-in with the Orange Box... the $5 most sane people paid for CS:GO probably isn't breaking their wallets.

"game looks like shit, plays like shit"

That's just like, your opinion man... Just taking a look at today's peak numbers, CS1.6 was the 4th most played game on steam today. CS:Source was 5th, CS:GO was 7th. The fact that all 3 iterations of the game are some of the most consistently played games on steam... I imagine quite a few would disagree with that assessment.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support?
11. Re: Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support? Mar 22, 2013, 02:11 descender
 
valve charging for a "season pass" for DLC maps = Amazing

It would be, wouldn't it? Too bad that's not what they are actually doing at all. This isn't valve making maps (or excluding them from release) to make money off of them. THAT is what EA does.

They are trying to control the gaming community

Where do you get this stuff from? Take off the tinfoil hat for like 5 minutes, all of your posts read the same way.

They are not attempting to "control" anything, and are merely going to put money in the hands of the community map makers.

Trying to turn this into some cash grabbing conspiracy only makes you look more crazy than you already are.
 
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News Comments > Warframe Open Beta Begins
10. Re: Warframe Open Beta Begins Mar 21, 2013, 23:10 descender
 
The "purpose" of playing most games must be lost on you if this is how you look at them.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support?
5. Re: Counter-Strike Global Offensive Adding Paid Community Support? Mar 21, 2013, 22:55 descender
 
The guys making TF2 maps are making plenty of cash, I don't see how this would be any different.

Didn't some guy make over $500k last year because he made a TF2 hat?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
54. Re: Ships Ahoy - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Mar 12, 2013, 17:03 descender
 
When the game devolves into who can click their build order the fastest... then it loses a lot of appeal.

Blizzards gameplay focus on SC completely changed when the pro scene blew up, and it has not been for the better.
 
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