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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
6. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 15:01 jacobvandy
 
That is an example of their PR double-speak on the subject, yes, but there were many times when a dev would state less publicly a more definitive no, it's not in the cards, they had not put any planning or work into creating for one, etc. People have been asking about expansions since before the game launched, and they always insisted that the Living World stuff IS their avenue of adding new content and that we would not see anything like the expansions they did for the first game.

Don't take it to mean I didn't want an expansion, because fuck yeah I did. I'm just skeptical of how much they're actually going to be adding. There's no way it will measure up to GW1 expansions, so the price had better be set to match... I'd have to see the size and features of this new area, but so far it sounds to me like they've just gathered what would have been this year's feature patch (new skills and progression system) along with LW season three and will be releasing it all at once for $30-40 or whatever. Which is pretty lame. I would expect a new region at least half the size of what is currently available (made up of 5-10 maps), and at the same quality and density of content for it to be worth that much.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
1. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 14:22 jacobvandy
 
Aside from the fact they've been saying all along that they would NOT be doing any expansion packs, I am moderately interested in this. If you were wondering where all that new content they've been saying has been "in the works" for like two years has been... It's in here, and you're gonna have to buy it.  
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News Comments > Dying Light Disc Release Plans; Be The Zombie Mode is Free
18. Re: Dying Light Disc Release Plans; Be The Zombie Mode is Free Jan 23, 2015, 17:32 jacobvandy
 
Task wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 17:12:
Being the super zombie didn't look very fun. Its easily seen from a mile away. And died after a couple hits of being surrounded.

Well, he also insta-kills anyone he successfully pounces on. I guess that's just the kind of gameplay they wanted.

Moog wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 15:35:
Why the fuck is my physical disc being delayed by a month - wondered why Amazon mailed me today to say the release had been pushed back!

Good thing, I guess, as I can wait to read reviews and watch twitch streams and see if I want to keep my order.

But still, a dick move Techland!

Techland isn't a publisher.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Disc Release Plans; Be The Zombie Mode is Free
12. Re: Dying Light Disc Release Plans; Be The Zombie Mode is Free Jan 23, 2015, 13:49 jacobvandy
 
Slick wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 12:16:
so wait, anyone can "be the zombie" for free, and basically populate a paid players game who get to play as humans? is this what's going on here? (totally didn't watch the video)

No... It's a PVP mode that was announced a while back to be a pre-order bonus DLC. Now they've decided to include it with every copy. I've never heard of anything like what you described; I'm fairly sure they'd be making a bigger deal of it if that's what it was.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Sony Compensating PlayStation Network Account Holders Jan 22, 2015, 12:15 jacobvandy
 
tl;dr

You can get another free game (two if you didn't already get free game(s) from their 'Welcome Back' program immediately after service was restored) or three months of PS+ by filing a claim form as a result of the class-action suit.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March
16. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March Jan 21, 2015, 13:59 jacobvandy
 
See, now I might be interested in buying it cheap during a Steam sale. Almost bit on $20 a few weeks ago, but the only reason I didn't was that it only included one month of play. If I could pay $20-30 for the box and play forever*, I would do so.

*Shut up, you know what I mean.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com
7. Re: LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com Jan 20, 2015, 13:20 jacobvandy
 
Whaaat? You guys don't think X-Wing vs. TIE should be priced the same as KOTOR 2?  
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News Comments > Diablo III "Major Lag"
7. Re: Diablo III Jan 19, 2015, 17:12 jacobvandy
 
Just keep praying to RNGesus. It took me a long time to get my first Gift, and then last week I had two more drop within 60 seconds of each other...  
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News Comments > Diablo III "Major Lag"
5. Re: Diablo III Jan 19, 2015, 15:01 jacobvandy
 
Major Lag! *salutes*


Seriously though, I wouldn't doubt the goblins have something to do with it. I've been running T6 rifts and slaughtering them by the dozens, showering the bloody ground with literally hundreds of items. Multiply that by however many people are doing the same simultaneously, and you probably get spikes of network traffic that may be causing havoc somewhere along the line. I really don't care though, because it's tons of fun! :p

Also, I have discovered something lame: Malevolent Tormentors (the legendary loot goblins) definitely are not spawning in pairs... Booooooo!
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil HD Preloads
6. Re: Resident Evil HD Preloads Jan 18, 2015, 23:47 jacobvandy
 
Overon wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 18:17:
I hope it's not burdended by the scourge of consolitis.

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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
6. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 17, 2015, 13:53 jacobvandy
 
Yeah... Testing that event in a closed environment amongst developers, WHO DON'T HAVE TO PAY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, is completely different than the real-world player scenario. People will either be upset that they wasted money and got nothing for it, or they're offended at the notion of paying to initiate what is supposed to be a fun event in the game and/or being able to gamble for good loot.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
24. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 17, 2015, 00:45 jacobvandy
 
GMG is providing a Rockstar Social Club key, not a Steam key. I'm not sure that's worth saving the $15, to have to manage another games library...  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Refunds
26. Re: H1Z1 Refunds Jan 17, 2015, 00:36 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, I took the refund. I hadn't even checked it out yet because of all the server issues, but my DayZ buddy played it last night and said it is a steaming pile of crap right now, on top of the air drop P2W nonsense. Not really worth paying to play it in its current state, just wait for when it's free if you want to try it at all.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Celebrates Patch With Buffs
14. Re: Diablo III Celebrates Patch With Buffs Jan 15, 2015, 12:24 jacobvandy
 
After posting here about my single uber goblin last night, I ran across a pack of SEVENTEEN of the buggers in a rift, including two gem hoarders and two odious collectors (crafting mat goblins). They were in the big cell on the prison map, so they had nowhere to run and I slaughtered them all! Came away with 200+ gems (I've been wearing the new Broken Crown, which doubles gem drops), a handful of set items, and I don't know what else. One of those rare occasions where the entire screen is covered with item labels, and stuff was piled up so densely that I could see half of it didn't even have labels visible.. You know how it starts doing that thing, where the labels stack up in a column and then run off the screen in a row at the top, so clicking forever on items didn't seem to have any affect. XD  
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News Comments > Diablo III Celebrates Patch With Buffs
1. Re: Diablo III Celebrates Patch With Buffs Jan 14, 2015, 19:13 jacobvandy
 
I found some kind of super loot goblin just a little while ago, which dropped 5 legendaries along with 2-3x the normal gold/gear/gems... I sure wish the double spawn thing was already in effect!  
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News Comments > Evolve 4th Monster; DLC; Season Pass Details
18. Re: Evolve 4th Monster; DLC; Season Pass Details Jan 13, 2015, 17:39 jacobvandy
 
Sounds like 2K is banking HARD on the hype behind the "next big MP experience from creators of Left 4 Dead."

I never was terribly interested, and all they're doing with each announcement like this is turning me off further. I'm practically inverted by this point.
 
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News Comments > Medieval Engineers Announced
3. Re: Medieval Engineers Announced Jan 13, 2015, 13:33 jacobvandy
 
Will W wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 12:13:
I wonder how the Miner Wars MMO that many folks pre-orederd is coming.

Yeah... I'm not interested in giving these bastards any more money.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 13, 2015, 00:50 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, that was surprising. Disappointed it's only three songs, though, one from each of those bands. I figured if they were gonna make a comeback, it'd be some big blow-out.  
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News Comments > Steam Trades Trade CAPTCHAs
1. Re: Steam Trades Trade CAPTCHAs Jan 11, 2015, 11:18 jacobvandy
 
There's not much point to the check-box version... You still have to type letters in at least half the time.  
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News Comments > GOG.com Removes Installer Passwords
8. Re: GOG.com Removes Installer Passwords Jan 8, 2015, 15:53 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 15:36:
I'm confused. Why exactly did they put these passwords in to begin with? How is putting a password into something HELPING a Luddite (apparently we call them "less tech-savvy" now...) install a game?


The user never had anything to do with the password. The archives were "protected" so you couldn't simply extract them directly. The installer would unlock them and put everything where it needed to go automatically. Said games probably don't work without registry keys, etc. in place, so they did it to eliminate some user error and save themselves some support hassle.

Lol, triple ninja'd...
 
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