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Nickname Axis
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Description Older, smarter, better.
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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
Total Comments 1439 (Pro)
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
35. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 19:18 Axis
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 16:01:
Axis wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 11:19:
How did you read that as dismissal?

This statement sounded very dismissive to me: "Dungeon master, Eye of the Beholder, Bards Tale, etc but they were "first person" dungeon crawlers and the SSI games were top down tactical."

To me, it came across that you were dismissing the very stellar Eye of the Beholder series by claiming that the only SSI games were top down tactical.

If you didn't mean it that way, then I apologize.

Ahh I see how you could have read it that way, no worries mate text sucks for conversations.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 9, 2014, 19:14 Axis
 
.. because downloading HiDef porn quickly is a top priority.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 9, 2014, 19:12 Axis
 
Well with Windows 8 and average users only being able to run MS proprietary apps, what's not to love?!

I never knew surface had an "acceptable" loss quarter - always been garbage.
 
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News Comments > Survarium PvP Changes
3. Re: Survarium PvP Changes Aug 9, 2014, 19:07 Axis
 
Game is rife filled with hackers. Devs claim to "investigate" but can do nothing about it - they really have no way to "know" so just let everything slide. They make up for it by banning people who name call... but honestly it's like a bunch of babies making and running the entire operation.

There's been an exception here and there, but you don't want to play right now, believe me. Till they add at least basic protection to keep the majority of bargain basement scripts out, it's just an annoying game.
 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
28. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 11:19 Axis
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 08:49:
Axis wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 08:37:
I loved them all, but they are not the same type of games. Dungeon master, Eye of the Beholder, Bards Tale, etc but they were "first person" dungeon crawlers and the SSI games were top down tactical.

Eye of the Beholder I, II and III were SSI games. EoB I and II were published by SSI while EoB III was directly developed by SSI.

I don't think it's fair to dismiss them out of hand when they were a very strong part of SSI's total portfolio.

How did you read that as dismissal? I said I *loved them all* but they were different styles - the fist person vs the tactical. The article was specific about their gold box roots and that's the ones I hope they re-do since only KOTC was the only recent throwback.

As for DnD, the best version was the old ADnD which is still one of the most popular among PnP. I just prefer any DnD system overall, but ya pathfinder would work too even though it's not my personal 'roots'.
 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
25. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 08:37 Axis
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 08:10:
I, too, fondly remember Pool of Radiance (or Poolrad which is what the default directory was called in DOS). However, for me, none of the gold box games hold a candle to the RPG that finally equalled the greatness of Dungeon Master on my old Atari ST. That game was Eye of the Beholder

I'd absolutely love to see a new Eye of the Beholder game. Legends of Grimrock is a great modern day game, and has a lot of the same vibe, but it isn't a Forgotten Realms game.

I loved them all, but they are not the same type of games. Dungeon master, Eye of the Beholder, Bards Tale, etc but they were "first person" dungeon crawlers and the SSI games were top down tactical.

For me it was more about the DnD ip being the core of all those SSI games. I lived and breathed DnD and couldn't get enough of it. And while I'm totally pumped the original SSI veterans are in charge, I won't be near as excited if they don't use DnD (or at a minimum D20) as the core again.
 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
20. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 8, 2014, 22:15 Axis
 
Sold sight unseen! I finished every single DnD SSI Gold Box game.

Only game in recent memory that came close with Knights of the Chalice.
 
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News Comments > July Steam Hardware & Software Survey
17. Re: July Steam Hardware & Software Survey Aug 6, 2014, 19:22 Axis
 
Average and below pc users just buy a dell or hp or whatever, there's no love for windows 8, it's just harder to justify 7 for them. In fact, I'm surprised that 26% or so isn't higher, people are REALLY trying to avoid 8.

They'll pay more for a windows 7 machine after digging deep to find one to begin with, and most people aren't motivated enough to monkeywrench win 7 on an 8 machine.

So no, there's no "wow windows 8 is so great it's my preferred gaming machine!", except those who just gave in and decided to embrace it. It's more popular because MS and resellers are making it attractive monetarily to the average non-tech user vs the time and money or brains to get 7 running.

I don't run windows 8 on any of my machines, and I never will.
 
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News Comments > Take 2 Financials; Evolve Delayed
8. Re: Take 2 Financials; Evolve Delayed Aug 5, 2014, 23:05 Axis
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 22:15:
Trevellian wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 19:44:
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo
This game felt so solid and felt like it had so few bugs to be worked out in Alpha. And most importantly it was FUN. Why till February? I was so excited to be playing this with friends next month


What? It ran like shit on top of the line hardware. Half of the time other players were invisible. Oh, and the "gameplay" is boring as hell. Lets run in circles all over the map for half an hour! Yeah!

Maybe you have shitty "top of the line" hardware or poor PC maintenance skills -- it ran flawlessly on my 2 systems with different hardware on both.
 
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News Comments > Wing Commander 3 Free on Origin
20. Re: Wing Commander 3 Free on Origin Aug 5, 2014, 19:40 Axis
 
I have origin (and a host of other "clients" with various logins for my family) on a non-gaming PC. I just load it up to grab the free games when applicable.

However, I admit I've been playing the hell out of plants vs zombies garden warfare on my beast machine. Game is great fun for now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 5, 2014, 19:36 Axis
 
I'm thoroughly sick of Assassin's creed games, and I barely got into playing the older ones to begin with despite trying very very hard.  
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News Comments > PC Ultra Street Fighter IV Friday
1. Re: PC Ultra Street Fighter IV Friday Aug 5, 2014, 19:33 Axis
 
And next month... "Ultra Street Fighter IV Remix"!

And in Winter 2014, experience "Super Ultra Street Fighter IV"!

Coming spring of 2015... "Super Ultra Street Fighter IV Reloaded"!

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News Comments > Take 2 Financials; Evolve Delayed
2. Re: Take 2 Financials; Evolve Delayed Aug 5, 2014, 19:27 Axis
 
Evolve is pretty solid for an alpha. Lots of good and bad things but at least it's miles away from the cookie cutter AAAs out there.  
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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Aug 5, 2014, 16:47 Axis
 
Saboth wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 20:45:
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.

I did SO many all-niters with EQ. Jboots, cleric shield & scepter, mana stone, cloak of flames, learning raids the first time, list goes on. Spoiled me, no mmo has come even remotely close to the difficulty or demand for people to use their heads (or cooperate) while playing... and yet I'd never want to do it again...
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Aug 5, 2014, 09:47 Axis
 
Sacred 3 is a moneygrab ripoff from Deep Silver and a consolized piece of shit that has no resemblance to the first two.

If it was more aptly named "Sacred Citadel 2" and cost no more than $10, then perhaps it might be a 6/10 for some.

Fixed that review and any future review of Sacred 3.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 4, 2014, 10:10 Axis
 
I'll stick with Firefox with noscript. It's the only "trustable" browser software out there bar none.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 4, 2014, 09:57 Axis
 
Alamar wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 00:29:
Axis wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 17:49:
Not surprising at all Divinity, but very glad they stuck to their guns and did it the way we knew would succeed.

I can't tell you how many idiot posts sounded like: "Turn based? LOLOL nothkxkbye!". Bet 90% bought the game and are glad they did...

Turn based is a large part of the reason I didn't get it... Does having different interest make me an idiot? : )

Haha. Well I'm fine with differing opinions, we all have them. It's the overstated public dismissal of a game based on a non-preferred aspect of them I'm teasing about.

I can't stand RTS's - specifically disliking micro management of resources. However, I've never said something like "Resource Management? LOLOL nothkxkbye!" to the next RTS hit of the season. There's micro-management in some games that's genuinely enjoyable (or at least not a full-time job) and adds to the experience. If I'm not sure, I wait for reviews and see if I may like it anyway.

You're smiley lets me know you understood my angle, but I wanted to clarify anyway since you are one of the reasonable people around here!
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Aug 3, 2014, 18:27 Axis
 
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"!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 3, 2014, 18:01 Axis
 
Cut the cord years ago, would never go back. People just don't want to change and are willing to pay for keeping the same same.

HD antennae has supreme quality compared to all providers, picks up about 21 stations for all the standard local crap our family may watch. Round off with Netflix + 2 blu-ray rotation and Hulu - total cost less than $30 each month with several tv's playing whatever we want with virtually no commercials. We have a 3rd party DVR, but have not needed to use it.

Could never ever go back. Forget the cost (tho it's the main reason we initially cut along with just generally hating con-cast), it's all about the many personal options and respecting our time.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 3, 2014, 17:49 Axis
 
Not surprising at all Divinity, but very glad they stuck to their guns and did it the way we knew would succeed.

I can't tell you how many idiot posts sounded like: "Turn based? LOLOL nothkxkbye!". Bet 90% bought the game and are glad they did...
 
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