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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 6, 2014, 14:49 jacobvandy
 
It didn't "lose half its value," it was pumped up over the holidays and stayed at or above $1000 for barely 2-3 months. The smart people then cashed out and burst that bubble, but now it is still worth double what it was this time last year. Which itself was right after it first started to take off, following spending the entire year of 2012 gently rising between $3 and $15... The gambling idiots are the ones sweating daily/weekly/monthly price fluctuations and losing money because they have no idea what they're doing. It's like a stock market with zero barrier to entry, so of course it's full of 90% small-time morons.  
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News Comments > DayZ Plans
3. Re: DayZ Plans Apr 5, 2014, 13:46 jacobvandy
 
Unfortunately, that would require they implement an actual melee system, as opposed to simulating a short range bullet being fired at a single point every time you swing... So if it ever happens, it might take them 'til 2020.  
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News Comments > Age of Mythology Extended Edition Next Month
10. Re: Age of Mythology Extended Edition Next Month Apr 3, 2014, 13:23 jacobvandy
 
Regular price is $30, lawl...  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance
8. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance Apr 3, 2014, 11:39 jacobvandy
 
TychoCelchuuu wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 10:50:
I like how they used the wrong "it's." I guess the game budget doesn't provide for a proofreader.

Nope, 'cause they spend that money on some nerd from Games Workshop who reads through and makes sure they use terms like "telly-porta" correctly.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: We Won't Sell Star Citizen
35. Re: Roberts: We Won't Sell Star Citizen Apr 1, 2014, 15:59 jacobvandy
 
Yeah... I don't think anyone asked you, Chris.  
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
40. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 31, 2014, 06:19 jacobvandy
 
Early Access is hardly synonymous with crowd-funding... Unlike Kickstarter or other project sites, it's not just a donation, you're actually making a purchase. You get something in return immediately along with entitlements to future updates. There are no as-yet non-existent games on Steam Early Access; if you don't like what's currently on offer, or you're not interested in supporting further development, you don't buy it. Just like any traditional release of the past umpteen years. Only unlike traditional releases, the digital age allows [usually independent] developers to be much more transparent in their everyday activities and in some cases even borderline collaborative with their target audience. I don't get how anyone could possibly be against that.  
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
5. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 16:50 jacobvandy
 
Milking what? Their game's release? The people buying now don't have to buy again later, it's a pre-order... Only difference versus non-EA releases is they get to play now.  
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News Comments > Runic Cofounders Leaving
4. Re: Runic Cofounders Leaving Mar 27, 2014, 11:31 jacobvandy
 
Blah blah blah... If you liked working a small indie studio environment, maybe you shouldn't have sold out? But I guess he'd rather have his cake and eat it, too.  
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News Comments > $100 Wolfenstein: The New Order CE Has Statue, No Game
11. Re: $100 Wolfenstein: The New Order CE Has Statue, No Game Mar 26, 2014, 23:20 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 22:21:
Panzerfaust?

Now THAT would be a CE goodie worth getting excited about, even if it fired potatoes or something.
 
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News Comments > $100 Wolfenstein: The New Order CE Has Statue, No Game
8. Re: $100 Wolfenstein: The New Order CE Has Statue, No Game Mar 26, 2014, 21:30 jacobvandy
 
I just noticed that it does include the Steelbook case, but nothing is inside. That's just like the Dark Souls II CE I've got on pre-order (there's a Steam key in that one). I don't care whether there's a disc in there or not, it just looks cool and that's why I get the CE...  
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News Comments > $100 Wolfenstein: The New Order CE Has Statue, No Game
6. Re: $100 Wolfenstein: The New Order CE Has Statue, No Game Mar 26, 2014, 21:16 jacobvandy
 
I see no issue with this. Similar packages that include games go for $150-200, so it's not like they're charging you that full price and omitting the game, it's been adjusted accordingly. It's just another option for those who like CEs, one which I frankly hope catches on.  
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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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