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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 1461 (Pro)
User ID 8692
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Queen's Jubilee Begins
2. Re: Guild Wars 2 Queen's Jubilee Begins Aug 6, 2013, 15:05 sauron
 
Yes, as a long-time MMO player, this game has a lot going for it but there's just not enough content to keep me hooked over the longer term. I'll go back to it when they release a major expansion, but these updates just aren't enough - I'm done with them in like 1-2 evenings.

Instead, I've gone back to LOTRO. Now there's a game with lots and lots of content, deep gameplay, and an incredible storyline backed by Tolkien's books. And amazingly, it doesn't feel like a grind. Loving it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2013, 11:15 sauron
 
I finished the content in GW2 (finally), and was all set to finally play some of the games I bought in the Steam sale over the last couple of years.

Then I logged back in to LOTRO to say hi to some buddies and have now been playing it non-stop for 3 days. It's really, really good - much better than I remember. Looks like Turbine have been polishing the gameplay for all of the last three years.

MMOs, man - they're an addiction. I can kiss my plan to play through Skyrim good-bye. But on the upside, I rediscovered a gem.
 
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News Comments > Ashes Cricket 2013 Delayed
2. Re: Ashes Cricket 2013 Delayed Jul 29, 2013, 13:35 sauron
 
to coincide with the second test series between English and Australia. They say the game was originally to be released this month to go along with the first test series, but...

Fixed! Each series consists of five test matches, each of which lasts for 5 full days. The first series is in England, the second will be in Australia. The Ashes series is one of the oldest events in world cricket, and dates from 1882.

One of the benefits of having a match played over 5 days is that momentum can shift back and forth many times during the game. Honestly, it makes from very gripping viewing - like the MLB playoffs only longer.

And yes, like all self-respecting literary and movie villains, Sauron is a Brit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2013, 15:13 sauron
 
Is anyone else picking up the buzz surrounding the reworked version of FFXIV? It got nominated by a bunch of sites as best MMO in show at E3. I was really surprised - had written it off months ago. Here's a link:

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/20/ask-massively-the-best-and-worst-of-e3/

Anyone tried the beta, or have a spare beta key? I know there are only a few foolhardy souls that enjoy MMOs here at Blue's, but I'm definitely one of them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 24, 2013, 15:11 sauron
 
nin wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 16:37:
It is insane how much that game has sold. I wish they'd release numbers

I agree. Would love to see those...


Same here. I just started playing it.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate III Battling Through "Legal Hell"?
25. Re: Baldur's Gate III Battling Through Jun 24, 2013, 15:09 sauron
 
Was hoping to play this on my Android pad. Oh well...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2013, 14:58 sauron
 
Sony dunked this one (and MS) like Karl Malone back in the day. And I'm not even a Sony fan, I play games on PC or Android tablet. But the strategy and execution were great. They kept it really simple, and for once they listened to their audience and their PR people, who were both saying the same thing.

Gamers don't like systems that require always-on internet, they like to be able to trade in and buy used games, and they like good value. Gamers outside the US/Western Europe/Japan even more so. Sony gave the audience what they wanted, and in the process royally screwed MS, giving themselves a huge advantage for years to come. Easy win for them, all they had to do was nothing. Battle didn't start yet and it's already over.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring; New Trailer
14. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring; New Trailer Jun 11, 2013, 14:47 sauron
 
Molag Bal was telling me all about this at our weekly poker night, over a roast hobbit and a few ales. He's pretty stoked about it.

I may have to give ESO a shot, especially since GW2 is no longer scratching that MMO itch for me. GW2 is great but I basically finished all the content, so now I need something new.
 
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News Comments > Halo: Spartan Assault Announced for Windows 8
23. Re: Halo: Spartan Assault Announced for Windows 8 Jun 4, 2013, 13:36 sauron
 
Available only for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Good luck with that...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2013, 12:56 sauron
 
I don't go for Apple stuff - I don't like the gateway software they put in everything. If I want to add an album to my music list, I prefer drag and drop, NOT ITunes.

But Apple stores are still the highest profit retail in America, I think, in terms of dollar per square foot at least. Even with all those stoners on the payroll, I guess they're doing something right.
 
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News Comments > 15 Unreal Years
20. Re: 15 Unreal Years May 23, 2013, 11:33 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 22, 2013, 20:27:
What was the last good epic pc release? UT 2004?

Need to reinstall UT 99...


Yep, 2004 was great but I played more of the original UT - especially CTF. In fact, I also played the heck out of the Unreal team DM in botmatch - those bots were the first ones I ever saw that had decent AI. Good times all around.

Sadly, like every other PC gamer, I haven't touched an Epic release since 2004.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2013, 15:05 sauron
 
Creston wrote on May 22, 2013, 14:55:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 22, 2013, 14:17:
Photos of Tornado Damage in Moore, Oklahoma. Thanks nin.

Sad and sick. I noticed most of it looks like new construction. They just don't build em as strong as they used to.

Good look building something that will withstand an EF5... Unless it's made out of alloyed steel that's sunk about 30 feet into the ground, it's going to get obliterated.

But yeah, the photos are terrible. Saw one today of a lady hugging the body of her dead doggie they'd dug up out of the rubble, and that really fucking tore at me.

Creston

The ones of the medical center that was hit really shocked me. The walls are concrete, but the tornado blew big sharp pieces of metal and wood deep into them. I guess 200mph winds will do that. I dread to think what would happen to a living person outside in that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2013, 09:01 sauron
 
Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor.

I'll be surprised if Weiner doesn't win, honestly. He's probably the most capable of the democratic candidates - the others are union stooges or minor members of the current administration.

Plus, every hack journalist in the city is gonna be voting for him, not to mention all the hotdog vendors, lol. It's gonna be pun city out there.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale May 22, 2013, 08:50 sauron
 
Narf2029 wrote on May 22, 2013, 02:24:
$30 is the magic number for me there as well. Just don't have $50 of interest in it, and I certainly didn't have $60 of interest.

I think it's the only game I have bought at full price in the last 6 or 7 years, and it was worth it. Actually, I'm still playing it 9 months later! Definitely got my $60 value out of it, and then some.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix's "Extraordinary" Losses
27. Re: Square Enix's May 14, 2013, 17:18 sauron
 
ViRGE wrote on May 13, 2013, 14:36:
Cram wrote on May 13, 2013, 14:15:
Jerykk wrote on May 13, 2013, 12:27:
Step 2: Cancel all Final Fantasy games.

Curious to see Final Fantasy XV's reveal at E3. Will I laugh, or cry?
You'll laugh until you'll cry.

In all seriousness though, as much as I hate to berate FF, between 13 and 14 Square seems to have gone completely off track. And I don't think they really understand why that is.

Don't know about 13, but 14 was awful. Even the diehard FFXI fans won't play it. Ridiculous hardware requirements aside, the gameplay is really, really, really out of date.

It's like the 2013 version of Everquest or FFXI - they haven't learned a single thing from other MMO titles in the lat decade.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 12:45 sauron
 
Blue wrote on May 14, 2013, 11:29:
Cutter wrote on May 14, 2013, 11:26:
Haha that NYC thing is good.

And spot-on. :)

Yeah, it really is!

And that eagle takes the fish AND the line AND the sinker, and almost gets the rod as well. Very funny.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer
4. Re: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer May 14, 2013, 12:38 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 14, 2013, 11:53:
Cutter wrote on May 14, 2013, 11:46:
Black Flag? So wth is Henry Rollins then?

Love his spoken word/standup and books... picked this up a couple of weeks ago, signed.


Me too - the Spoken Word and the Damaged LP were both amazing.

In this AC game, you'll be swinging on ship's rigging above the ocean. So you literally could end up jumping the shark!

And yes I'll be here all week.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 11:41 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:03:
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:00:
And the Beastie Boys are doing a fundraiser to help generate funds for Adam Yauch Park. Too bad the watches are sold out because they're definitely fresher than any Gucci watch!

Cutter, did you hear about this? Can't wait...

Sounds good - I'd be interested in that as well.

I got a copy of Paul's Boutique recently, it has so many samples, references and layers of sound it takes me like an hour just to listen to one song...


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 10:25 sauron
 
Acleacius wrote on May 7, 2013, 18:25:
sauron wrote on May 7, 2013, 10:31:
...Any advice for mods very welcome - I already installed the improved UI since the original is awful. The game otherwise is fantastic and runs beautifully on my machine - much less of a system hog than Oblivion. It's like playing a movie....
Top 100 on the most popular download site. You have to be logged in to see it, since it contains Adult Content (i.e. nude mods).
Top 100 most endorsed files

Thanks!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2013, 16:48 sauron
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 7, 2013, 16:20:
But there are soooooo many pretty trees.. impossible to keep focused.. especially since the main story isn't all that enticing...

Also.. Kittens!

Kittens to you too, Mister!

Careful with the fluffy ones though. They may look cute but they're plotting wold domination.
 
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