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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Nov 20, 2012, 03:00 .Drifter
 
Two, maybe three times, they've tried the fan made campaigns. Never were any released.
And for the load times of the original, yeah, programming error. Later patches really sped it up. Still never was as fast as some games though.
As for Emergence, I don't remember any game breaking bugs, but there were some performance issues if I remember right, based on the earlier version of the Source engine used, mainly stuttering and sound glitches.
Well, unless you're talking about the pirated version. I seem to remember Ritual posting that the majority of their support requests were for the leaked, pirated version.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Nov 19, 2012, 01:11 .Drifter
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 21:32:
Prez wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 15:48:
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 15:21:
"Launches the new era of episodic gaming."

Shame Sin couldn't get a break.


Everyone buy it again so we can get an episode 2!

Sadly, Ritual is dead. There will never be another Sin game. Not even sure who owns the IP now. Probably Activision, which means that Sin is definitely dead.

Apparently MumboJumbo games owns the SiN IP. Dude that owned (maybe still owns) MumboJumbo used to be the CEO of Ritual, and left to start mumbojumbo. When Ritual started to fall apart after SiN episode 1 was released, he bought them out and got all their IP.
And, from what I remember, the reason they folded was due to a couple things. First was that while SiN ep 1 earned back more than what it cost to make it, it didn't cover the cost to develop the second episode, and the game that was to make up the difference was a third party one, but the deal fell through, and Ritual was no more. Now, it's been a while, but I think that's what I read about it from one of the ex-Ritual employees.

Oh, and:
Acleacius wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 17:25:
Grabbed SIN, it's defiantly worth $2.50, if they removed that shitty ass release drm.

What DRM? From what I remember, the original game did a disk check, but that was patched out ages ago.
Unless by DRM you mean Steam?
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Authenticator Class Action Suit
30. Re: Battle.net Authenticator Class Action Sui Nov 9, 2012, 17:18 .Drifter
 
Draugr wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 23:36:
Tomas wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 22:51:
I get more Blizzard spam than any other type which is pretty impressive. That said, I find it rather ridiculous that I'm expected to buy a special device to protect my accounts. I can see it being necessary for WoW as it's an online only game, but for Diablo III that just doesn't make sense. I mean, I just want to play with my buddies on the LAN. Oh, wait...

So lame, obnoxious joking aside, I was pretty ticked when I saw all the account theft going on with D3, and when I was pretty much told to buy a device to secure my account that was kind of like getting kicked in the jimmy. I was under the impression that you couldn't use your cell phone for D3...did that change or was I just fed bad informatio

Yeah, if there is a piece of hardware (or complimenting software) that is essentially mandatory, I expect them to provide it.

They don't sell Guitar Hero without the toy guitar, if this is their solution for security that's fine, but they should do something to make sure it is widely implemente

Actually, they do sell Guitar Hero without the toy guitar. Have for years.
As for battle.net, authenticator isn't really required and if you want one, it is free. For both Android and iOS devices.
 
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News Comments > Rhode Island Sues Schilling and Others over 38 Studios Deal
7. Re: Rhode Island Sues Schilling and Others over 38 Studios Deal Nov 1, 2012, 22:12 .Drifter
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 1, 2012, 21:38:
It's not a matter of "needing" money, it's a matter of "If we don't get this money we go away" desperation. Which means that if the EDC is legit in this case, 38 studios said "We're doing fine, but with this money we could expand, bring on more people, and make more/bigger games".

But it sounds like it's possible that 38 studios was sending graft back to the EDC. Which again would answer your question.

"Hey, I need money. Say 70 million. Give us a loan for 75 and 5 of it will get 'reinvested in the community' if you know what I mean."

So, basically, they didn't need to expand . . . but if they did expand, they would need money to do it?

My point was, basically, $75 million is a LOT of money to borrow in a "just because it's useful to have" sense. I find it highly doubtful no one would have been suspicious.
This isn't like me going up to a friend and saying "Hey man, I'm doing fine, but with $20 thousand I could be doing better, ha ha."
 
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News Comments > Rhode Island Sues Schilling and Others over 38 Studios Deal
3. Re: Rhode Island Sues Schilling and Others over 38 Studios Deal Nov 1, 2012, 20:47 .Drifter
 
They didn't realize they were borrowing money because they needed money . . .
I find that hard to believe. If you didn't need money, why would you be borrowing it? Especially $75 million?

Now if they were asking for a spare quarter in case the vending machine down the hall ate theirs, I could see them not thinking they needed the money, but to ask someone for $75 million, but not because you need it?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 1, 2012, 01:04 .Drifter
 
Steazy wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 20:30:
I find it pretty disgusting that this is just now getting put into place. I had naively assumed this had been in place since, well, the first cell phone was sold. Makes sense though, carriers make a lot of money from people paying off-contract rates to replace stolen phones, and also make money from providing service to the stolen phones.

If anyone still thought capitalism was good for society... I see this has AT&T, Verizon, et. al. having stolen millions of dollars from their customers for years and now begrudgingly complying with an extremely reasonable request after ignoring it for years. Fuck those assholes.

Actually, there did used to be a stolen cell phone database at ATT Wireless.
Not ATT of today, post Cingular buyout, but the original ATT Wireless.
For TDMA phones.
Never was carried over to the GSM ones.
 
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News Comments > Loot Drop Drops Kickstarter
41. Re: Loot Drop Drops Kickstarter Oct 24, 2012, 01:38 .Drifter
 
Julio wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 05:07:
Zanderat1 wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 23:50:
But that was like 10 years ago?

When someone says he's going to make you his bitch, you take it personally.

Considering how, this many years later, people are STILL talking about it . . .
In a way, he has made everyone his bitch.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 2, 2012, 01:38 .Drifter
 
Well, the rumor was, at least for the Avengers 2 movie, that agent Coulson would be The Vision.
I can't remember if they refuted this or not, but the clue was supposedly when Fury says something about him being his good eye, with eye - vision being the supposed connection.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III PTR Patch Notes Updated
34. Re: Diablo III PTR Patch Notes Updated Sep 29, 2012, 05:21 .Drifter
 
s1mon75 wrote on Sep 28, 2012, 22:09:
Darks wrote on Sep 28, 2012, 12:46:

Its just you, maybe your a boring person.

And you have ascertained this from a few lines written by OP? Or is it that this bloke doesn't agree with you?

At least he isnt a sheep. Bleh bleh back to your herd in case you have original idea.


Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting a little tired of this whole "sheep" thing.
Yeah, I get it, I know why it's used, but . . .
No one has tried to come up with anything new. It's no longer original. It's just old, and worn out.
Something that's trotted out when another way to convey the concept behind "sheep" cannot be thought up.
Dare I say, calling someone "sheep" is being a sheep yourself, since it involves no originality in doing so, and just follows the "you're a sheep" crowd down the same old path that so many others have used?
 
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News Comments > Nexus 2 Kickstarter
27. Re: Nexus 2 Kickstarter Sep 29, 2012, 02:54 .Drifter
 
Been a while since I played the first Nexus game, never finished it.
It wasn't really hard, from what I can remember, but there was a game breaking bug that happened every time I played. Vaguely, I seem to remember that you get an alien ship, blow something up, and get teleported into space where you have to save a convoy or something. I could be wrong, like I said it's been a while.
Every time the mission would start, something would bug and everything would explode and I couldn't progress the mission.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II and Demo Available; MMO Questions
32. Re: Torchlight II and Demo Available; MMO Questions Sep 21, 2012, 02:13 .Drifter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 20:51:
deqer wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 20:36:
and suddenly the Title for this Thread has changed to contain "MMO Questions" in it. Why? What does that even mean?

Why would you put the word "MMO" in news related to TL2? TL2 is not an MMO. You're making this Title/News look dirty, and false information.

Why would you even talk about their future plans, and the plan of MMO?

This News is about TL2 Launch. NOT their future MMO plans. No one likes MMOs.

Bah... what a crappy title now. It was cool at first. It was just "Torchlight II and Demo Available", simple, and straight to the point, but now you ruined it.

deger, what project or MMO did you once work on?

Based on past comments, I'd guess a temp hire at Blizzard to work on WoW or one of it's expansions at crunch time, with promised bonuses that were not delivered on due to unrealistic time frames given to complete milestones, which were not reached, with an eventual early term to prevent paying out any bonuses, which caused a very intense dislike of Blizzard specifically and by association MMO's in general.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Consolidation
30. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Consolidation Sep 20, 2012, 01:14 .Drifter
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 18:11:
Time to reboot SW Galaxies. Give it an engine and visual update, fix some of the NGE lunacy, and done.
I played SWG for a while, and now that it's dead and gone . . .
I am convinced people are looking back on that game with rose tinted glasses.
When it first came out, I remember hate for the way the game and gameplay was set up and all the bugs. I remember how it seemed that players were disappearing right up until NGE.
When they did NGE, I remember the hate for the changes and suddenly the original game then oh so great all of a sudden.
I remember logging in in the months before it shut down and running into maybe 10 players. Total, not a day.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer
35. Re: Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer Sep 19, 2012, 02:38 .Drifter
 
nin wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 08:37:
Fired up this morning for the unlock. Good to go for tonight. Steam confirms the key I got from GMG included the preorder stuff. GMG sends another key for the season pass. I'm set.

Hell of a deal...T-9 hours...


So did I, but . . . for what seems like every, single, solitary preload I've done in the past month, the preload will not install.
It's either IO error, unspecified error, or once something else that I can't remember. And it only happens on games that preload.
NEVER on the release version.
Only . . . preloads.

Mine always pauses at the end of preloads, and then I have to resume it to make it "finish" (even though everything is downloaded). Weird...didn't use to do that.

This morning it totally unlocked, but then went back to pause, and then once I unpaused it, it instantly went to available...

Resuming won't work for me, tried it, tried restarting steam, tried verifying the cache (and always get the a-ok returned), and even tried restarting PC, nothing works but deleting the preload and downloading again.
 
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News Comments > On The Secret World's F2P Potential
17. Re: On The Secret World's F2P Potential Sep 18, 2012, 03:50 .Drifter
 
saluk wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 13:43:
My problem with p2p is less a matter of how much I am spending, and more a psychological matter. Look at the last week of my GW2 time. I barely played, I've been busy with work etc. I may be a bit busy to play much this week too. Right now, I am still loving the game every time I play it, but I'm NOT playing often enough to really justify paying every month. Towards the end of the month, I would have to evaluate whether I want to keep paying for something I'm not really using.

On the other hand, I've filled up my character slots. At any point in the next few weeks I might decide to make a new character and buy some slots. While I am putting money in the cash shop anyway, I might buy some other things just for fun. I can justify that a lot easier than I can paying money for a game I'm not spending that many hours on.

The secret world was fun for the first month, but I unsubbed. I didn't unsub because I wasn't having fun, I unsubbed because I wasn't playing. If I want to play again next month, which I might, I will have to consider whether it's worth the hassle to reactivate on the off chance that I play for a day and get distracted away from it again.

Wow, this is pretty much my feeling with MMORPG's now.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer
30. Re: Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer Sep 18, 2012, 03:34 .Drifter
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:17:
Looking forward to play this game, got it preloaded.
So did I, but . . . for what seems like every, single, solitary preload I've done in the past month, the preload will not install.
It's either IO error, unspecified error, or once something else that I can't remember. And it only happens on games that preload.
NEVER on the release version.
Only . . . preloads.
I'm about to the point that the next time it asks if I want it to preload I'm saying no. Or at least stopping the preload before it finishes.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light
38. Re: Steamships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Sep 15, 2012, 21:44 .Drifter
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 15, 2012, 04:50:
.net_Drifter wrote on Sep 15, 2012, 04:08:
Lol, last version of the beta gave me a crypt.win32 virus warning in NOD32, I send it to eset and they verify a false positive.
Game is updated again on steam for release . . .
CRYPT.WIN32 virus warning again . . .
Apparently something they're doing is giving Nod32 fits . . .

Heuristic scans are inherently unreliable. If a game is on Steam, I seriously doubt it has any viruses. I'm pretty sure Valve at least runs a virus scan before uploading anything to their servers.

Yeah, I figured it was a false positive again, just find it amusing that this is the only game that's done this on steam on this computer.

As for the game itself, really digging it. For a measly 10 bucks for the kickstarter, I got a steam key, a GoG key, and a DRM free download of the windows/apple/linux versions. Now THAT is cool.
If these guys do another kickstarter, I'm going to toss more than 10 bucks their way next time.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light
20. Re: Steamships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Sep 15, 2012, 04:08 .Drifter
 
Lol, last version of the beta gave me a crypt.win32 virus warning in NOD32, I send it to eset and they verify a false positive.
Game is updated again on steam for release . . .
CRYPT.WIN32 virus warning again . . .
Apparently something they're doing is giving Nod32 fits . . .
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
13. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 13, 2012, 03:07 .Drifter
 
I saw the new, all black iphone5 (at least it looks all black in the image) and my first though was "wow, looks like a couple of android phones I've seen from HTC and Samsung."
Oh crap, they're confused the consumer, I might have seen it and bought it instead of an android.
Guess anyone who made an all black android phone first has to sue them now for stealing their design.
 
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News Comments > End of Nations Beta Event
20. Re: End of Nations Beta Event Sep 11, 2012, 05:52 .Drifter
 
So . . . FTL just updated on Steam about an hour ago . . . Nod32 says the exe is infected with Crypt.win32 virus. Wow, hope it's just a false positive.  
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Beta Next Month
14. Re: Marvel Heroes Beta Next Month Sep 10, 2012, 05:17 .Drifter
 
Hyatus wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 23:39:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 19:26:
wish them luck, but I do not think they are going to have much success with this game. City of Heros just got canceled. Not a lot of market for a hero game.

It should have been cancelled forever ago. It's just the predecessor to Champions and I'm sure the latter has had more recent developer content from Cryptic than the former.

If this is really just a Marvel Ultimate Alliance-style MMO, I'm okay with that. MUA1/2, X-Men Legends 1/2 were really fun and sure, I'd prefer sequels to those games instead of an MMO, but this could be a fun romp for a little while.

Considering the fact that Cryptic pretty much sold CoH to NC Soft, who then took former Cryptic developers who left Cryptic and formed Paragon studios to develop content for CoH . . . yeah, Cryptic sure has put more development effort in to Champions . . .
 
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