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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 26, 2014, 14:20 jacobvandy
 
Yep, there's a reason they weren't (still aren't) selling PS2 games on the PS Store. I bought a few PS1 games, though.  
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
101. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 04:40 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 03:16:
Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 22:52:
Leper wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 22:50:
So do the KS backers get a cut? I mean, it was their investment that launched this thing.

kickstarter isn't an investment, its a donation.

It's not really a just a donation, is it? They have to deliver on their promise don't they?

There is no legally binding contract or anything, if that's what you're asking... It IS a donation. Just so happens that most people treat it as a pre-order store. Plenty of KS projects have ended in people getting fucked over with no recourse.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2014, 19:46 jacobvandy
 
Wow. Yeah, I don't want a Rift anymore...  
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launch Party
39. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launch Party Mar 24, 2014, 19:32 jacobvandy
 
By 40 you can try out the tanky nest of death type of build. Make sure your defense is up to snuff and use the Brooding passive to regen while standing still, using traps and sentries to kill monsters as they come to you. Custom Engineering passive lets you have 3 turrets and 6 traps, and you'll want Cull the Weak to do extra damage against anything that is right in your face (i.e. standing in the spikes and being slowed). From there you can just shoot out with your other skills of choice, though I'd recommend Mark of Death - Valley of Death and Shadow Power as far as utilities.

You know, if you're looking for something different than the usual kiting style of DH.
 
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News Comments > Free AC4 Maps Thanks to Microtransactions
4. Re: Free AC4 Maps Thanks to Microtransactions Mar 24, 2014, 19:18 jacobvandy
 
FPSBanana, baby!

And no, custom maps are alive and well... But pretty much only in Valve games. And Tripwire (Red Orchestra, Killing Floor), to their credit as well.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launch Party
31. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launch Party Mar 24, 2014, 16:40 jacobvandy
 
Darks wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 15:59:
Malachii wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 11:29:
I love the positive vibe in these threads lately. I am excited for launch tonight! Is there a blues group created in D3?

Hey Mal, yes there is. Im invited but havent joined it yet myself because Im in the brothers Group. I wish you could belong to more then one. Ill let the Group leader know you are looking for an invite.

There's a difference between clans (of which you can only belong to one) and community groups, which are more open and provide a chat channel to members independent of their clan affiliation. You can join as many groups as you want and exit/enter their chat at will.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 23, 2014, 22:36 jacobvandy
 
There are a few missions you can pull off solo, but it has to be stealthy and/or low difficulty after you've ranked up a bunch and unlocked good gear. The AI is really stupid, and doesn't even activate unless you go loud. So even though Left 4 Dead is more playable solo, Payday is very similar in that is is definitely meant to be multiplayer.  
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam
3. Re: Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam Mar 22, 2014, 15:05 jacobvandy
 
If GFWL does have anything to do with it, it's probably just an excuse to pull another EA game from Steam.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Double XP Weekend
8. Re: Diablo III Double XP Weekend Mar 21, 2014, 21:34 jacobvandy
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 20:24:
There's already way too much XP. Playing through from start to finish on Hard (which let's be honest is really Normal) netted me fifty seven levels. It should actually be an accomplishment getting that far.

The game may very well be better than it was but as a religious Diablo II player I still find DIII fundamentally and irreparably flawed.

If you've played since patch 2.0, you've been playing with the global event XP bonus. It doesn't make sense to judge leveling rates with that going on. But if you don't like the bonus, don't play while it's active then.

Anyhow, the whole point of the difficulty revamp was to remove the grind of replaying the game three times to reach the cap. There's no "accomplishment" in that, just repetitive inconvenience. Anybody with more than one character knows that the level-up process is filler, and the real game starts when you're at the cap, earning Paragon levels...

It's perfectly reasonable for the full sequence of story mode to level you up completely IMO, slowly unlocking every skill and introducing you to all the different mechanics, so that you are then prepared to start replaying things in the manner you choose. Whether that's grinding a specific level or doing adventure mode, etc.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Double XP Weekend
4. Re: Diablo III Double XP Weekend Mar 21, 2014, 20:06 jacobvandy
 
Holy crap... That's some insane bonus when you consider that it's not like every other bonus percentage you get in-game, it actually takes that total and multiplies it like the co-op bonus does.  
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News Comments > More QuakeCon Preregistration Tonight
3. Re: More QuakeCon Preregistration Tonight Mar 20, 2014, 01:21 jacobvandy
 
This isn't a Bethesda-specific trade show... They've only added that crap on since the acquisition. People go for the LAN and/or competitions, I know a group of guys in the midwest and a few other places across the country that make the trip every year just to get together and play games in person.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
32. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 18:39 jacobvandy
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 17:47:
I don't own D3 and never plan to play it. What I can say is that anybody who supports having a portion of the game forcibly run server-side - and those who have tried to crack/emulate D3 are well aware, D3 has that - is a hypocrite if they also complain about the lack of dedicated or user servers, LAN and TCP/IP support, or anything within that vein for any other game.

You can say that, sure... Doesn't mean it's not some utterly fantastic fallacy you're spewing.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer
16. Re: Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer Mar 19, 2014, 11:48 jacobvandy
 
nin wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:57:
Darks wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:54:
nin wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:39:
Wizards can wield two weapons? Wow, I did not know that.

We have an off hand, like a book/orbs or something, but I've never attempted to add a second weapon.

So I'd like an answer here as well...

They cant nin, Nor would you want to because your offhand book and orbs carry much better suited stats for a Wiz. you wont get that from a sword or dagger.

Well, when the sword does 1300 damage...I'd take a second.



Dual-wielding damage isn't additive, you alternate attacking with each one so it's effectively averaged between the two.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses
14. Re: Blizzard Investigating Diablo III HC Character Losses Mar 19, 2014, 11:39 jacobvandy
 
Never seen this bug. I bet the vast majority haven't. But hey, don't let me get in the way of the aimless hate train!

descender wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 11:36:
There is no point to playing a loot generating e-peen measuring contest offline by yourself. Unless you are playing ARPG's for the... story? LOL.

I disagree. I enjoyed Torchlight and Titan Quest plenty while playing offline and solo, and it wasn't for the story. I might as well be playing PoE that way (wish it were offline...) and Grim Dawn is also excellent (doubt I'll use the MP functionality when it's eventually added).
 
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News Comments > Paradox Interactive to Distribute Pillars of Eternity
5. Re: Paradox Interactive to Distribute Pillars of Eternity Mar 19, 2014, 11:32 jacobvandy
 
Seriously, people? This same shit was brought up back when inXile announced they were partnering with Deep Silver for retail copies of Wasteland 2. A distribution deal is in no way even remotely similar to the traditional publishing deal. They are simply paying for a service that they cannot provide for themselves. If you really think the whole point of them going the crowd-funding route is to avoid any and all publishers altogether, then the entire endeavor and their reasons for making it have flown completely over your head... Paradox is not a "publisher" here, they are a company with factories and warehouses. They are merely the physical equivalent of Steam, Humble, or GOG; should they not be dealing with them, either?  
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News Comments > Unity 5 Announced
7. Re: Unity 5 Announced Mar 18, 2014, 20:48 jacobvandy
 
I imagine it's mainly that they're "sticking it to the man" and offering a product that is not only free for garage coders (Obsidian, et al. are required to purchase the pro version because they make more than $100k a year at being devs), but robust enough to make the enormous commercial engines start shaking in their boots. Or at least get off their asses and provide similar features, such as omni-platform support and web browser delivery (aka 80% of the bullet points Epic has been touting for Unreal the past few years).  
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Closed
18. Re: Diablo III Auction House Closed Mar 18, 2014, 11:43 jacobvandy
 
Most were in the game already, but they were really mundane. Basically a few guaranteed stats and that's it. With Loot 2.0, they've redone a ton of them, adding unique modifiers that can be found on no other item. Also redid (buffed) the set bonuses, so all the old greens aren't worth much in comparison. For example I saw the monk set will give you the base effects of all four mantras at all times.  
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
37. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:27 jacobvandy
 
I played the ever-loving crap out of Dark Legacy on Gamecube, even solo. All I can say is I hope the camera zoom is adjustable. Right now it looks beyond ARPG scope, and more into top-down, bullet hell shooter territory. If you fix the perspective and/or scale of the characters, you won't need a stupid colored circle to see where you are...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 16, 2014, 18:37 jacobvandy
 
Well Comedy Central owns South Park. I don't know whether Trey and Matt have a percentage or if they get paid salaries, but they really don't have control over the property at all. Hence all the shitty games they had nothing to do with 10+ years ago. Which makes it all the more impressive they were able to arrange for Stick of Truth to happen, and go about it the right way.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
9. Re: Saturday Consolidation Mar 15, 2014, 16:50 jacobvandy
 
Draugr wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 15:53:
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 15:48:
CrimsonPaw wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 15:38:
I get that's how economics work, but it still seems shitty. Guess we'll be seeing pour friends from the north coming down for their PS4s.

It's not even 10 cents difference between USD and CAD.

Actually that is about the difference

http://www.google.com/finance?q=usdcad

Right now I'm facepalming at the idiotic news stories from the past few days linked on the side. "Euro rises against US dollar!!!" So I click on the graph and yep, it did... by like 0.25%. HOLY SHIT GUYS WE'RE FUCKED.
 
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