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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
Total Comments 1438 (Pro)
User ID 8692
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Halloween Plans
2. Re: Guild Wars 2 Halloween Plans Oct 17, 2012, 11:45 sauron
 
I'm having a wonderful time in GW2, ran a dungeon for the first time last night - the Font of Rhand. The pickup group I was with all turned out to be MMO vets so it went very smoothly, and I really had a lot of fun.

Best of all, the group came together organically as the result of a chain of world events - the dungeon only opens when the chain is completed. Folks came spontaneously for the events and stayed for the dungeon, and completing the final boss was really very satisfying.

The events took about half an hour and the dungeon another hour, with no waiting around looking for a group. Fun, efficient gaming - that's how it should be done. Very impressed.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Oct 17, 2012, 11:37 sauron
 
That review of Riders of Rohan is very impressive. I'm only playing GW2 right now but the rest of my guild has jumped back to LOTRO for the Rohan expansion, and they are having a REALLY good time. They keep telling me how fun it is on Teamspeak (the main guild channel covers both games).

Sounds like Turbine delivered the goods.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2012, 11:33 sauron
 
Congrats on all the hits!

Although you DO realize half a billion of them were generated by nin, right?
 
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News Comments > New U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: New U.K. Sales Charts Oct 15, 2012, 11:30 sauron
 
Blue wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 10:50:
This week there's a new outlaw in town, as Dishonored debuts at number one...

Fixed!

And yeah, it's been a great year for PC gaming.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored Reviews
77. Re: Dishonored Reviews Oct 9, 2012, 11:22 sauron
 
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 10:29:
sauron wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 10:22:
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 07:45:
J wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 06:13:
Hey, sauron... the more I look at your avatar the more I swear it looks like the text beneath the eye says "kittens"

Oh wow, you're right...


You guys only just noticed? Shame on you!

Anyhow, these are bad, evil kittens. They're not even that fluffy.



These kittens?


Exactly those.

Never trust kittens. They're the devil's spawn.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2012, 10:26 sauron
 
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 10:19:
That's right, 16 years, which I think is probably like 100 in internet years.

Seriously!

Congrats to you, Blue, and thank YOU for the many years of awesome updates!



Seconded/thirded! Congrats Blue!
 
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News Comments > Dishonored Reviews
75. Re: Dishonored Reviews Oct 9, 2012, 10:22 sauron
 
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 07:45:
J wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 06:13:
Hey, sauron... the more I look at your avatar the more I swear it looks like the text beneath the eye says "kittens"

Oh wow, you're right...


You guys only just noticed? Shame on you!

Anyhow, these are bad, evil kittens. They're not even that fluffy.

 
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News Comments > Dishonored Reviews
68. Re: Dishonored Reviews Oct 8, 2012, 21:36 sauron
 
Prez wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 18:50:
sauron wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 14:54:
I'm having waaaaaaaaaay too much playing GW2 to try anything else right now...

Is this like madlibs where we fill in the word? Oh boy, I'll play! How's this:

I'm having waaaaaaaaaay too much gastrointestinal distress playing GW2 to try anything else right now...
:-)


LOL. I'd give you a cookie, but not sure your GI tract could handle it right now.

Note to self - read before hitting Enter. Also, posting from tablet is a bit bugged. Bluesnews needs a mobile app so I can lie in bed and still spam the forum!

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News Comments > Dishonored Reviews
54. Re: Dishonored Reviews Oct 8, 2012, 17:26 sauron
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 14:54:
Yakubs wrote on Oct 8, 2012, 10:34:
Guys, do you ever learn?

Of course the game is getting rave reviews. It's exactly the type of game that does so: one that pays lip service to classic games while still making the game, ahem, streamlined enough for journalists to understand and finish it. Deus Ex: HR being a recent example.

Now that I'm over 40 with kids, I see nothing wrong with that. However, being over 40 with kids means I'm not going to pay $60 for it either. Putting it on my buy-a-year-from-now-after-I-finish-Skyrim-and-BL2-and-Black-Mesa-and-DE:HR list.

^You and me both. Even undead sorcerers get old and have kids. And those little orcs sure are expensive.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored Reviews
46. Re: Dishonored Reviews Oct 8, 2012, 14:54 sauron
 
I'm having waaaaaaaaaay too much playing GW2 to try anything else right now, and had honestly forgotten about this title. Plus, uh, Harvey Smith. But when Metacritic and (especially) Kotaku both light up like this, you have to at least take notice. Sounds like it's pretty great.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Oct 7, 2012, 16:49 sauron
 
Blue wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 14:34:
Mists of Pandaria Review on Gamespy

Gamespy wrote on Oct 6, 2012:
The experience as a whole bears the weight of age despite the freedom granted by the new setting

I think this pun in the Gamespy review was unintentional but it made me chuckle nonetheless.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2012, 16:39 sauron
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 7, 2012, 12:03:
I find it to be no BFD. But, what doesn't bother one person, may bother another; you just simply can't please everyone.

Love,
Major Dick

Yeah, I don't really even notice. I'd put in my own name and signature but it would take a while and I'm usually just too busy. Eh, maybe just this once...

His Majesty the Ultralord Sauron
The Lidless Eye
Prince of Evil and Scourge of All Life
Commander of the British Empire
Barad-Dur, Mordor
 
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News Comments > Loot Drop Kickstarter Interview
19. Re: Loot Drop Kickstarter Interview Oct 5, 2012, 14:55 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 13:29:
Errr, Anachronox? Wizardry 8? Those are two of the finest RPGs ever made in my book.

Ya, both of those were pretty good.

Madguy wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 12:26:
If you've been gaming for that long, then you're probably too old to be making posts like this.

What was that about being too old for gaming? I'll be a gamer to the grave, baby.
 
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News Comments > WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again
71. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 5, 2012, 08:59 sauron
 
Jonjonz wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 08:02:
If by skill, you mean twitchfest gameplay not unlike console button mashers like Mortal Kombat, well, you can have it. Been there, done that.

If you're playing it that way, you're doing it wrong. It plays like a cross between MMO and FPS. As such, it requires a mix of the skill sets used for both genres.
 
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News Comments > WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again
52. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 18:36 sauron
 
Verno wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 13:17:
Obviously. Normal people never touch computers, those are for nerds and whatnot. Normal people just have sex and drink alcohol 24/7. Bucktooth

Describes my life perfectly (except for the not touching computers part, obviously).








(Uh, and the alcohol)









(And the sex, I guess}

 
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News Comments > WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again
14. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 11:43 sauron
 
Kythlyn wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 11:12:
The biggest problem with Panda is Guild Wars 2. Going back to a quest log from dynamic questing is jarring.

Yeah, I played FFXI for 8 years on and off up until June of this year. Loved it to pieces. But after playing GW2, I'm hooked. The design is so good, there's no way I could ever go back to a more traditional MMO. It would be like going back in time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2012, 08:39 sauron
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 01:24:
damn, just got the game today for 36.

Via Slickdeals:
GreenManGaming has The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC Digital Download) for $36 - 25% off code GMG25-EVFWS-4Z4ZN = $27. Steam account required.

Also available, GMG has The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard (PC Downloadable Content) for $15 - 25% off code GMG25-EVFWS-4Z4ZN = $11.25. Steam account required.

Hey, don't forget these babies:

Fun and excitement!

Wow!

On sale!


Seriously though, those deals on Skyrim are pretty great.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic
24. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Oct 3, 2012, 21:53 sauron
 
Cliff, we love you. Great games. But please STOP IT with the hair dye.

Also, maybe get a shave and look at the wardrobe (but not so much you turn into a suit).

If you ignore that last part we may forgive on the basis of the original UT demo and Facing Worlds. Or maybe not.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed III Season Pass Details
4. Re: Assassin's Creed III Season Pass Details Oct 3, 2012, 21:46 sauron
 
nin wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 20:56:
I love the way you pay $60 for the game, and now the DLC is up to half that price (I'm looking at you too, Borderlands).

How do these people not see that when they do this, it just encourages people to wait a year, and get the GOTY edition with everything for $30?


Yep, either that or just don't buy it at all. If significant game content is withheld at release, it is much more productive to look elsewhere. There are plenty of wonderful options on the PC this Fall that don't need that kind of BS to succeed.

Uh, plus it's lolUbisoft. No thanks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2012, 13:20 sauron
 
Verno wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 12:43:
I still have an old WRT54G running in the basement. Thing has been rock solid for 6 years. The only problem with Linksys/Cisco is that they love to play model lottery, some slight model variations will have half the memory and etc. The newer Netgear stuff is very hackable and pretty reliable in my experience, I didn't care for their older stuff. D-Link is bottom barrel, lots of hardware issues and their firmware is a disaster.

Yep, that's right on the money, I agree with everything you said.

I too have a WRT54G that also still functions - those things never die. They made Linksys' reputation in the household market.
 
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