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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 > Guild Wars 2 Patched
10. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Oct 2, 2012, 12:28 sauron
 
Verno wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 11:50:
Anyone who plays a Necro as a main here? Curious to see what they think of those changes, I know that class was really in need of some tuning.

I'd like to know this as well. Main is currently a Guardian, and I also have an Elementalist. Mesmer and Necromancer both look creepy-cool but I heard the latter is a bit underpowered.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patched
9. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Oct 2, 2012, 12:22 sauron
 
Wolfox wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 12:07:
Axis wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 11:28:
How many of you Bluesies are still actively engaged with GW2?

I'm still playing regularly, and I have no plans to stop in the foreseeable future.

^This. I'm on most days for a couple of hours and will be doing the same for the foreseeable future. Really like the game, it's great. My guild plays LOTRO and GW2 and we all use Teamspeak, and people jump between the two games all the time, it's pretty fun.

I did take a couple of evenings to play with the new version of SS2 (which is freaking awesome, especially with the Rebirth high-poly model mod added to it). I'll probably do the same with Morroblivion. But my default at the moment is definitely GW2.
 
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News Comments > New Morrowind Overhaul
12. Re: New Morrowind Overhaul Oct 2, 2012, 08:17 sauron
 
I downloaded Morroblivion last week - updates the game to the Oblivion engine (and they're currently working on another update, to the Skyrim engine. Pretty fly:

Morroblivion

Here are some shots of the Morrowind-to-Skyrim engine and Oblivion-to Skyrim, although these mods are not yet finished:

Skyrim engine

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2012, 10:40 sauron
 
Yep, congrats! We once had a cat that was gone for weeks, and came back so weak he could hardly stand, but he made it.

My current tomcat is another classic alpha. One time I caught him stalking a dachshund - I think he thought it was a snack.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Free Character Transfers
7. Re: World of Warcraft Free Character Transfers Sep 27, 2012, 15:40 sauron
 
Queue times.... Eight years running and WoW STILL has queue times? 150 million dollars a month in revenue, and they can't be bothered to add some more infrastructure?

That's fucking ridiculous.

Creston

I don't think they're having capacity issues. They're making it up so people think the game is still popular.
 
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News Comments > Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt
59. Re: Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt Sep 27, 2012, 15:38 sauron
 


Dear Holy Quote-Chained Walls of Text, Batman!

I thought I was reading a dissertation in here!
 
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News Comments > Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt
28. Re: Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt Sep 27, 2012, 11:58 sauron
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 10:44:
I wouldn't mind a bluesnews twitter feed, as long as it stays out of the RSS feeds and the layout

That could be great!

@bluesnews

18.45: Delicious nine-alarm wings! #cuisine #firetruck #alkaseltzer

21.35: Hudson TWD just peed in my office again #deaddog #goddamnit

22.15: Person sitting in a van outside the yard again. Wonder who it is? #nin

The possibilities are endless!

 
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News Comments > Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches
24. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 16:10 sauron
 
Beelzebud wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 15:56:
I wonder who in the hell made these. It had to have been someone that used to work at Looking Glass. I installed System Shock 2, and am quite stunned how how nice this patch is for it. 1920x1080, and it's playing great. I know what I'm doing this weekend.

I was thinking that too. Alternatively it could be one of the Bioshock developers (although they kind of overlap with ex-Looking Glass).

If it's a talented amateur, they're REALLY talented and a big studio should sign them up right now!
 
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News Comments > Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches
12. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:24 sauron
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 12:17:
Amazing, work! Cheers

Surely someone at TTLG forums did it or knows who did.

Not sure if it's widely known but Vurt, who has done all the landscape mods for Skyrim, FNV and many others did a texture mod for SS2.

I wouldn't be surprised if it's one of the original developers moonlighting anonymously. Whoever it is knows the engine inside and out.
 
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News Comments > Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches
8. Re: Thief 2, System Shock 2, and Homeworld 2 Unofficial Patches Sep 26, 2012, 12:05 sauron
 
Wow, nice! I had SS2 with the older hi-res mod for a while but it stopped working well in newer operating systems.

This is gonna be great - I still have my original SS2 CD (Bought the game on release day way back when).
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches
46. Re: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches Sep 25, 2012, 15:45 sauron
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 15:41:
Yakubs wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 13:20:
Knock the Panda crap all you want, at least WoW fills its zones with quests. As opposed to Heart symbols spread randomly around the zone with menial tasks attached.

Quests? You call those quests?? WTF are you smoking???

At least some of GW2's menial tasks are creative and interesting... and give you a choice of 2-3 different activities to complete them. However, I do admit a majority of them are the same things. Also, if you choose to always kill the mobs in the area instead of the more creative choices... well, that's your call. It's still far superior, IMO, to WoW's so-called "quests".

I was running around GW2 on a new character last night and found a small castle which was a heart/quest hub. Suddenly, the gates slammed shut and the walls were attacked by a group of centaurs. I and the other PCs in the area spontaneously banded together to defeat them and save the castle, which turned out to be one of the ways you could fill up the heart and complete the hub.

If that's questing, I'm all for it - I had a complete blast and it was totally unlike anything I had seen in any other MMO (and I've played a few). Dynamic, spontaneous, and most of all, fun!
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches
44. Re: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches Sep 25, 2012, 14:34 sauron
 
Yakubs wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 13:20:
Knock the Panda crap all you want...

Speaking of which, I had a summer job in a zoo once. True story.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches
42. Re: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches Sep 25, 2012, 14:33 sauron
 
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 13:25:
Frijoles wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 12:57:
deqer wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 12:41:
If you enjoy being gay, does that mean you should be gay? No. It means you're sick. You'll be in hiding from people, because it does matter.

There's an ignore feature somewhere on Blues isn't there?

As well as a report button...


...which has apparently been pressed many times already in response to that particular post.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches
26. Re: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches Sep 25, 2012, 11:43 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 11:23:
sauron wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 10:27:
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 10:02:
Darks wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 10:01:
Isnt this game dead yet!


It's resting.


It's not pinin'! 'It's passed on! This MMO is no more! It has ceased to be! Expired and gone to meet its maker! 'It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed it to the release schedule it'd be pushing up the daisies! It's kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!

Well, not quite. But not Blizzard's greatest moment.

It's an ex-MMO!

Creston

Heh, I had included that exact punchline but took it out since I thought it was mean. I guess we might as well use it after all.
 
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News Comments > Ashes Cricket 2013 Announced
1. Re: Ashes Cricket 2013 Announced Sep 25, 2012, 10:32 sauron
 
One of my favorite sports, and the only one where you can arrive at a match, watch for 4 hours, go and have lunch, take a nap in the sun, and wake up not having missed anything.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches
10. Re: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches Sep 25, 2012, 10:27 sauron
 
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 10:02:
Darks wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 10:01:
Isnt this game dead yet!


It's resting.


It's not pinin'! 'It's passed on! This MMO is no more! It has ceased to be! Expired and gone to meet its maker! 'It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed it to the release schedule it'd be pushing up the daisies! It's kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!

Well, not quite. But not Blizzard's greatest moment.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: xkcd Sep 25, 2012, 09:48 sauron
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 21:30:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 20:43:
sauron wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 12:42:
Also, I like the xkcd comic above, but this one is even better:

xkcd click and drag

Enjoy!

Maybe I am being dense from all the over the counter meds to fight the flu, but could someone explain that one to me?

Did you click and drag? It's just a giant (fucking enormous) image that loads programmatically in smaller pngs.

Also it's good to know that this exists, before you go spending hours clicking and dragging.

Yes, ^this. Just click and drag on the bottom panel. Make sure you have some free time - the image is completely gigantic.

Also, feel better. ^^
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. xkcd Sep 24, 2012, 12:42 sauron
 
Also, I like the xkcd comic above, but this one is even better:

xkcd click and drag

Enjoy!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Homeland winning Emmys Sep 24, 2012, 12:38 sauron
 
I've been jonesing for some Lovecraftian horror gaming recently, and went back to my copies of the Call of Cthulhu RPG by Chaosium. It turns out they have a kickstarter to re-release one of the classic campaigns, which has done very well indeed (requested: $20,000; funding: $145,000 with a week to go!). Sounds like it will be very cool:

Cthulhu fhtaghn!

Looking forward to reading my copy.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 1.0.5 Notes; PTR Coming
50. Re: Diablo III 1.0.5 Notes; PTR Coming Sep 22, 2012, 10:34 sauron
 
s1mon75 wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 19:54:
Seriously, you like TL2 go play that and leave the adults to continue the discussion about D3 and its direction moving forward.

Lol?

I think adults probably have better things to do than that.
 
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