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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video
13. Re: Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video Nov 18, 2012, 21:31 sauron
 
Looks pretty great and it's a gutsy move as well. Major scope, real big project. Wish them luck and will certainly buy a copy.

My best space sim memories are of FS2 (of course) but especially of Independence War 1 and 2. Ship combat on a grand scale, with real-world physics thrown in, boy those games were incredibly good.

IWar3 kickstarter would make me drool.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2012, 21:22 sauron
 
Jedi Master wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 20:28:
...seem human? Is that a full-time job? As someone on unemployment, I would LOVE to have a job where all I must do is "seem human"!

Good luck with the job search! Hope you find something soon.

Honestly, from several thousand years' experience as an undead disembodied tyrant, seeming human is totally overrated.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2012, 21:18 sauron
 
Prez wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 19:35:
It's kinda cool that Obama posed for that - makes him seem... I don't know... human?

He has a good sense of cool - both in his actions and his taste. Nice to have a prez with some style. GWB's fashion choices made me wince pretty frequently, and I'm not exactly the best-dressed demagogue out there.

Note that this opinion will change very quickly if the Prez screws up the fiscal cliff negotiations. Both sides get it done or I'm sending in the orcs.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P
36. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P Nov 16, 2012, 15:03 sauron
 
Nacelle wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 14:14:
There was no sprint til 10, I think, when the game launched. Now you're whining about it not getting it at level 1 if you're playing for free. It's still a fun game and you get a lot of content for NO money. I unlocked mounts on one of my alts with legacy perks. My son, who is new to the game, doesn't have that option. I don't mount up when we play together. Big deal...

The point is, there are lots of options out there for non-subscription MMOs, and EA is discouraging people from playing their own game.

Speaking of which, there's a huge world event starting right now in Guild Wars 2, with a huge new area, new dungeons, new items, skills and even useless but fun ornamental trinkets. It's all being given away, right now, this moment, for nothing, to people who own the game, with no subscription fee.

So, restricted not-F2P SWTOR, or free new stuff in GW2?

See you all later. Got dragons to kill!
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P
26. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P Nov 16, 2012, 13:42 sauron
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 12:53:
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 12:32:
Arenanet obviously doesn't play their own game. Saying a Ranger is weaker than a Thief is fucking hilarious. (I'm talking about PvE. Maybe they're talking about PvP.) Of course, if they admitted the Thief is the weakest class, they'd have to justify the fact that they've nerfed just about the only two good skills it had, AND are looking at nerfing backstab.

Idiots.

Creston

Yeah they're talking PVP and WvW stuff. I've purely done PVE up til now so I haven't really noticed.

I'm playing a Norn Guardian, and it's kind of ridiculous. Imagine a Sherman tank in spiky armor pounding across and laying waste to the zone with a 10 foot long 3 foot wide chainsaw-driven claymore.

Complete mayhem. Love it.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P
18. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P Nov 16, 2012, 12:26 sauron
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 10:46:
Considering all these restriction ... this is NOT F2P. This is Force 2 Pay 2 Play.


"The Force will be with you, always"


And ya, the GW2 event goes live at 3pm EDT. I emailed Blue with the details earlier.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P
5. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Now F2P Nov 16, 2012, 11:07 sauron
 

"I felt a minor disturbance in the Force, as if a few hundred Chinese Gold Farmers suddenly cried out in mild annoyance, and then returned to business as usual".
 
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News Comments > Newell Next AIAS Hall of Fame Inductee
2. Re: Newell Next AIAS Hall of Fame Inductee Nov 15, 2012, 21:38 sauron
 
Should have been inducted years ago. Well deserved, for advances in both game design and distribution.

I do wish he'd take better care of himself - can't afford to lose a leader in the field.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 16:58 sauron
 
Blue wrote on Nov 14, 2012, 11:22:
...I can understand the decision to end it rather than starting to re-hash old topics...

I'm guessing that would be corned beef re-hash, with it being Food Network and all.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - RIFT: Storm Legion
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - RIFT: Storm Legion Nov 13, 2012, 21:27 sauron
 
WyldKat wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 19:50:
sauron wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 17:03:
WyldKat wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 16:01:
Cutter wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 12:52:
$50 for an expansion and a monthly fee? Lulz.

Yeah... Rift was fun back when sub games were the only real option. But umm... GW2... over two months in and there's still loads of stuff I haven't done, not to mention a new dungeon, zone, and PVP map coming this week. All that for a one time fee of $60, you can't beat that.

I'm addicted to GW2, to the extent that I haven't even installed the copy of Skyrim or any of the other games I picked up in the summer sale (not quite true, I did play ME2 for an hour). No grind, great graphics, immersive world, encourages collaboration, log on for an hour here and there and still get stuff done. Really well put together, great game design.

I'm also anticipating running dungeons when hitting level 80. In other MMOs it takes ages to put a group together (no tank, no healer etc), but in this one it takes like 5 minutes and the dungeons all seem to take half an hour to finish. And there's still lots of strategy involved in a good run done by skilled players. Fun fun fun, and no monthly fee.

Skyrim was my love affair for like.. four months. I still love it and I really want to get the DLC sometime, too. It's just that it's singleplayer and I tend to devote more time to stuff I can do with friends. GW2 has pretty much dominated my gaming time because of this.

As far as dungeons, I run a lot of them. Some are designed really well, and are what I call challenging but fair dungeons. Others are downright broken. Still, the dungeon content is pretty good just bear in mind that if you go in with 5 DPS you might be able to get through it just not without a hefty repair bill. Having a support player, especially playing a class that does great support like Ele/Necro/Guardian, will make things smoother and ultimately, more fun.

Thanks for the advice! Yep, my main is a big ol' Nord Guardian, and I've been looking at support builds for some time already. Can't have too many (if any) glass cannons in those dungeons - bad for the health and for the wallet.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - RIFT: Storm Legion
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - RIFT: Storm Legion Nov 13, 2012, 17:03 sauron
 
WyldKat wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 16:01:
Cutter wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 12:52:
$50 for an expansion and a monthly fee? Lulz.

Yeah... Rift was fun back when sub games were the only real option. But umm... GW2... over two months in and there's still loads of stuff I haven't done, not to mention a new dungeon, zone, and PVP map coming this week. All that for a one time fee of $60, you can't beat that.

I'm addicted to GW2, to the extent that I haven't even installed the copy of Skyrim or any of the other games I picked up in the summer sale (not quite true, I did play ME2 for an hour). No grind, great graphics, immersive world, encourages collaboration, log on for an hour here and there and still get stuff done. Really well put together, great game design.

I'm also anticipating running dungeons when hitting level 80. In other MMOs it takes ages to put a group together (no tank, no healer etc), but in this one it takes like 5 minutes and the dungeons all seem to take half an hour to finish. And there's still lots of strategy involved in a good run done by skilled players. Fun fun fun, and no monthly fee.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nov 13, 2012, 11:36 sauron
 
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 11:32:
Go choke on a stick.

Is it possible to choke on a stick? Wouldn't it need to be a small tree limb?


I think it depends on the pointyness quotient.

I have a spare hobbit right here. We can test the hypothesis.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nov 13, 2012, 11:31 sauron
 
deqer wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 11:13:
Go choke on a stick.

On the star ratings scale, that one translates to a 3.5/5!

videogame review scale


 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
4. Re: Evening Previews Nov 13, 2012, 08:17 sauron
 
Registered players get 3 codes to invite buddies to play for free over the weekend. Pretty nice.

I already used 2 of mine, but still have one left - send a PM if you want it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 19:39 sauron
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 15:59:
eh, had to vent. I enjoy reading the responses from those around here.

Cheers.

No problem, also glad no hard feeling from the subsequent lampooning.

Cheers to you as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 19:34 sauron
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 15:58:
Salute

A big thank you and raise of the glass to those who deserve it.
Was cool to see all of the NFL stuff yesterday, unfortunately we had sold 2 tickets of our 4 since our wives couldn't go, but then Saturday my father fell from a pretty decent height onto his dome in the garage and had to get some staples in his skull.

/salute here as well. Sorry to hear about your father, but glad he's OK.

Good dads are under-rated and often taken for granted, but you really miss them when they're gone.
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million
19. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million Nov 12, 2012, 14:46 sauron
 
J wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 14:31:
Fantaz wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 10:35:
"69I960EHE0A4A0IVG0EHE02500R4R0G1T30PLJ00V6V0EHE0V1U01V10U5U0VGV0V4R"

Notch has gone crazy?
Could it be a seed?

I think it's been encrypted using a key. Probably the key is something obvious ('Minecraft' or 'Notch') but I can't get any further with it.
 
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News Comments > Valve Confirms New Engine?
12. Re: Valve Confirms New Engine? Nov 12, 2012, 11:43 sauron
 
Fantaz wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 10:29:
What was 4chan doing at Valve? That's worse than members of Neogaf/Reddit visiting Valve...

This! Usually, claiming to belong to 4chan gets you kicked out of and then banned from places!

What did they do, pretend to be the New York Times?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 09:20 sauron
 
nin wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 08:41:
sauron wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 08:33:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 23:01:
You know what you, me, and Obama all have in common? None of us were born in Hawaii....

Enough politics on the board already!

Besides which, that statement is offensive. I don't care if the President is Dem or Republican, using that kind of language on or around Veteran's Day is unacceptable. Show some class.


No no, please tell us more! More birther nonsense!


We should give $5 million to a charity of Bats's choice, if he releases his college and passport applications to the Blue's News board.

And yeah, I guess the bad feeling started when Bats and Obama were growing up together in Kenya, and Bats never quite got over it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2012, 08:33 sauron
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 23:01:
You know what you, me, and Obama all have in common? None of us were born in Hawaii....

Enough politics on the board already!

Besides which, that statement is offensive. I don't care if the President is Dem or Republican, using that kind of language on or around Veteran's Day is unacceptable. Show some class.
 
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