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Signed On Nov 3, 2011, 00:22
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins
3. Re: Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins Aug 18, 2014, 20:52 Saboth
 
What a world. People now pay $110+ to beta test games for developers. Wonder if I can find anyone to beta test my yard and pay me to cut my grass.  
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News Comments > BioWare Announces Shadow Realms
40. Re: BioWare Announces Shadow Realms Aug 13, 2014, 18:19 Saboth
 
Looks interesting, I guess. Doesn't get the blood pumping.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 6, 2014, 18:22 Saboth
 
For as much as I pay for my paltry internet service from Comcast, I'm not letting someone freeload off of it, and slow down what little speed I have. You open up a guest network, and you'll probably end up with 10 neighbors canceling their internet and sucking up your bandwidth 24/7.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Sacred 3
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sacred 3 Aug 5, 2014, 19:29 Saboth
 
Neilsouth wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 19:22:
Avoid at all costs, this game takes a big dump on the Sacred name

I thought Sacred 2 was pretty decent. Seemed to have more heart and soul than Diablo, good graphics, etc. I never finished it though, because it seemed really long. This game though...no loot system? That turns me away right away. Most of the fun of these games is the loot. Getting rid of that is just damn lazy.
 
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News Comments > etc.
23. Re: etc. Aug 4, 2014, 20:45 Saboth
 
Axis wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 18:27:
One night in 1999 I played EQ for 24 hours.

After the all-niter, I went to the zoo and opened the wolf cages while sporting a slab of ribeye steak tied to my waist. Running directly through screaming crowds of people, I shouted "TRAIN"!

Were you camping in Lguk for a Flowing Black Silk Sash? I once played EQ for 24 hours straight too, camping for one of those. After so many hours, you refuse to give up, because the RNG has got to come up for you soon.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Aug 3, 2014, 12:13 Saboth
 
I don't hear explosions after playing, but many times I'll have restless nights where I continue playing a game while sleeping in dreams and wake up exhausted.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 2, 2014, 18:44 Saboth
 
Creston wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 16:15:
Don't fly drones over our police stations. We do that to you, it shouldn't happen the other way around. Trust us, we're the good guys.

Every cop should have to wear 2 cameras on their person, with a front and rear facing camera in their car while on duty. Strange that cops don't want to be recorded. Wouldn't you want evidence of crimes, crime scenes and arrests for trial? Why should a trial have just the verbal recollection of a cop's memories for something that may have happened 1-2 years ago? Unless they have something to hide...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jul 31, 2014, 22:04 Saboth
 
I hope this thing flops horribly and there's a ton of negative PR generated. Paying to "rent" games by the hour or day is a wet dream for scummy publishers like EA. If it ever gained traction, 10 years from now it might be AOL all over again, except with games. I know they all lust after the MMO models and wish they could find a way to ream people for monthly subscriptions for their inane sports and shooter games they plop out on a yearly basis.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 31, 2014, 21:43 Saboth
 
Looks like the photographer is still in deep crap though. None of the charges against him have been dropped, and are proceeding to the DA, even if he wasn't involved in beating her up.

"on charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor"
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 29, 2014, 19:38 Saboth
 
I don't understand the CD-copying issue. Ripping a CD to the hard drive in your car is different from ripping one to your PC....how?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 25, 2014, 20:31 Saboth
 
I'm sure once you install the software, any bugs or vulnerabilities it finds is kept secret and used to monitor everyone on your server, while a "A-OK!" pops up for you after the scan.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:12 Saboth
 
Axis wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:53:
Awesome article... for me to poop on.

No doubt. About 60% of them are subjective.
Lets go over the things PC gamers are right about:

1. With a moderate amount of money, and competent programmers, PC games will look better. $500 will build you a competent gaming PC. Now, with the latest generation of consoles, this line is blurred because they have new tech. 3-4 years from now, a $500 PC will make an Xbox One cry.

2. PC gaming is cheaper. Yes, the initial cost is higher, but can you pick up 10 AAA games for $50 on Xbox One or PS4? Maybe 20 years after they come out, not 8-12 months. PC gaming is cheaper in the long run.

3. PC controls are infinitely superior. More accurate, faster, with about 100x more options. Keybinds, Macros, and infinite adaptability. On most Console games, you get what...3-4 pre-made customization settings? Oh, you like grenade to be "X" button? Too bad, fool. Grenade is bottom trigger.

4. Mods, mods, mods. I don't have to pay $15 for a tiny map pack, 2 of which are simple rehashed old maps from the last CoD. I simply download infinite addons and modules for my Skyrim or Divinity: Original Sin. The textures for X game look bad? I just wait for the high-res fan pack and replace them. Or just replace all the characters with nude women if I like.

5. Online is better. There's a reason real MMOs are PC-only.


 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jul 18, 2014, 20:07 Saboth
 
Tim Collins wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 16:12:
Weird Al...may god bless your heart for everything you have done all these years.

Weird Al is just a damn legend. Long after "Kanye" is removed from the lexicon of pop culture, people will still be listening to "Amish Paradise", "Smells like Nirvana", and "Fat".
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 15, 2014, 21:21 Saboth
 
""We are very embarrassed by the way our employee spoke with Mr. Block and are contacting him to personally apologize". Having gone through the same type of service that guy went through (also with Comcast), I can guarantee the call went like: "We are very sorry about the behavior of our employee. Now, what can we do to get you to sign back up with Comcast? We have a Triple Play Offer..." 2 hours after that call: "Hello, this is Comcast, we are calling for Mr. X. We have a great offer for you, Mr. X!"
 
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News Comments > King's Bounty: Dark Side in August
6. Re: King's Bounty: Dark Side in August Jul 9, 2014, 19:07 Saboth
 
MalcolmM wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 13:31:
Saboth wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 19:20:
Quinn wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 18:11:
I never tried KB, while it actually spoke to me even before it was released.

I'm an absolute obsessive HoMM fan, to a point where I make myself believe I love it even more than I do (does that somehow make sense...?). Is this game really HoMM-like enough for me to love it, you think? Maybe it's worth looking into after after my obsessive D:OS love has been put aside.

You'd probably like it. I like it more than HoMM because this game actually rewards and encourages you for exploring, whereas HoMM punishes you for wasting turns.

I agree. I've given up on the HoMM series because the series has gotten worse instead of better.

I've put hundreds of hours into completing the various Kings Bounty games. The only one I didn't like was Warriors of the North. Dark Side is getting really good reviews so I plan to buy it.

I'm glad they are continuing to put out new releases of Kings Bounty. But I also hope they are working on Kings Bounty 2 because the engine is getting a bit ancient.

Yeah, no doubt. Some better graphics and flashier spell effects would be nice. Also...many of the units are getting a bit long in the tooth.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 8, 2014, 21:27 Saboth
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 19:49:
Cancelling days before the event? Oh it's a scam alright.

No doubt. It's great they will "honor" the tickets (if it ever happened), but what good does that do someone with $500 airline tickets for this week?
 
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News Comments > King's Bounty: Dark Side in August
4. Re: King's Bounty: Dark Side in August Jul 8, 2014, 19:20 Saboth
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 18:11:
I never tried KB, while it actually spoke to me even before it was released.

I'm an absolute obsessive HoMM fan, to a point where I make myself believe I love it even more than I do (does that somehow make sense...?). Is this game really HoMM-like enough for me to love it, you think? Maybe it's worth looking into after after my obsessive D:OS love has been put aside.

You'd probably like it. I like it more than HoMM because this game actually rewards and encourages you for exploring, whereas HoMM punishes you for wasting turns.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil
41. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2014, 10:58 Saboth
 
Axis wrote on Jul 6, 2014, 09:12:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 6, 2014, 04:09:
Well between the praises here and the ones on metacritic as well, and from YT players, looks like I'm going to have to pick this one up. Any guesses on rough hours of play?

Before release I had around 40 hours in, mainly just toying around with character builds and chatting with the community in global (recently disconnected due to the massive influx, but will be back eventually).

Since release I've put in another 30 hours, and I'm about 75% done in Cyseal (Cyseal is just the first 20% or so of the game).

This is one of the few games I'll redo fights just because its fun, or reload chests to see what else pops, reload conversations to ensure my traits are correct, scour the areas for secrets, collect and drop off barrels for future use, steal/pickpocket everything, etc. There is a LOT to do in every area if you want to, and it's a joy doing it.

Not to mention with the provided editor, there is going to be a ton of new free content like Skyrim.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil
13. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil Jul 5, 2014, 14:56 Saboth
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 14:46:
I keep reading about this game. What type of RPG is it? Is it like Baldurs Gate or Diablo?

I think it's like Baldur's Gate with some Diablo thrown in (meaning it's very story and quest oriented but with randomized loot thrown in, and there are many ways you can build your character). I bought the game, but haven't played it yet. I've always loved Larian's games though, from the first Divine Divinity to Dragon Knight (although Dragon Knight gets crapped on, I actually loved the game more than some AAA titles).
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
53. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 19, 2014, 18:24 Saboth
 
Axis wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 13:34:
If you don't already own Divinity: Original Sin, that's an absolute no-brainer purchase - jump on it.

The only thing that was holding me back was fear it would go on sale before released. Now, here is the sale, so...buying!
 
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