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News Comments > Spike VGAs
6. Re: Spike VGAs Dec 8, 2012, 19:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Couldn't care less about the awards, but I did pick up about 5 more golden keys from the Gearbox twitter posts after BL2 won a few categories.  
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News Comments > Gollop on X-COM Remake
47. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 29, 2012, 17:47 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I do get annoyed that my snipers tend to miss 90%+ shots fairly regularly. That's just kind of ridiculous. They need to revisit the calculations for those I think. If a sniper has a clear line of sight to something less than 100 yards away, and the target isn't something crazy fast, he should have essentially a 100% chance. My guys miss zombies at 20 yards  
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News Comments > Gollop on X-COM Remake
28. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 16:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 16:34:
The new X-COM is a dream come true for me. It's not entirely the full X-COM experience because it lacks some pretty significant staples of the series (I absolutely LOVED the base invasions - they were gloriously challenging and tense and I miss them terribly) but what is there is exquisite. I was a major skeptic about this game but a few regulars pushed me into buying it (thanks djLith!) and I absolutely loved it. The enemy re-designs are across-the-board fantastic, and I am a convert of the new 2-action-per-turn system, even though when announced I thought they were sacrilege (how could they remove my action points????). I can't give enough kudos to Firaxis on the job they did with this modern-day remolding of a classic franchise.

Yeah, I just got started with the game, but I'm loving it so far too. The game just feels right. Maybe they'll add some kind of base invasion component in a future expansion or something
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods
10. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 11:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
necrosis wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 10:37:
I wonder if they are doing this because the cheat detection is a tad overzealous.

Can't wait for false bans.

It pretty much has to be. Cheat detection is hard, even when you don't give players the ability to blame things on legitimate mods. Any mods at all should be a banable offense. Keep things simple and the playing field level.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 27, 2012, 19:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I don't have the patience to wade through the vast mountain of crap on sale to find the one or two things I might actually want. It's just not worth the time.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2012, 20:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 20:02:
Oh goodie, GOG supports Window 8. One good reason for me not to support GOG.

Confused
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale Day Four
55. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Day Four Nov 25, 2012, 12:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I use a CC for almost all online purchases. I've bought quite a few games from GMG with no problems. Just bought a couple more yesterday in fact. Most CCs offer some sort of fraud protection anyway.

I've actually had a problem with mine before though. Someone apparently went on a shopping spree out in California with my card number. Not sure how they did it, but they apparently bought a bunch of nice clothes (well, I assume based on the cost, I didn't actually get to critique their purchases). I called Amex and disputed the charges and they removed them all from my bill and sent me a new card.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 18:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 17:50:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 17:44:

I am, however, considering buying some pants for my templar in PoE once they start selling them

Off topic but I finally got some time to install and play the PoE beta. I am impressed - very tight for a beta. If not for the annoying chat that goes on incessantly in the chat window it feels like a very solid singleplayer ARPG so far.

You can hide the global chat so that you just see whispers and party chat. I'm just waiting for open beta to start now so that we get all the third act areas to play in. Best arpg I've played since D2.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale Day Four
14. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Day Four Nov 24, 2012, 18:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 18:38:
Wowbagger - Do you want me to buy it for you and give you the key? You can get me back whenever.

EDIT: Damn that's right. They announced they had run out of keys yesterday. There's no 25% off coupon, but Gamestop and Gamefly have it for $30. Amazon has the retail version for $25 last I checked.

Thanks for offering It's a Steamworks game, right? So it'll have a Steam key with the retail copy? I haven't bought a retail game in so long, I might not remember how to open the box :-/
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale Day Four
11. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Day Four Nov 24, 2012, 18:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dev wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 18:36:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 18:34:
I was just trying to pick up Dishonored at GMG, but it won't let me buy it. No buy button on the game's page, and the buy button that was on the front page just led to a 404 error. Now the game doesn't seem to show up at all, even when searching for it.
As mentioned in the previous sale thread on blues, they announced that they ran out of keys, and were tryign to get more. More than likely they will put it back up then.

Or they are just getting hit way too much for their poor servers

Ahh ok, I missed that. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale Day Four
8. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Day Four Nov 24, 2012, 18:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I was just trying to pick up Dishonored at GMG, but it won't let me buy it. No buy button on the game's page, and the buy button that was on the front page just led to a 404 error. Now the game doesn't seem to show up at all, even when searching for it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 17:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I don't like P2W aspects if that's what he's talking about, but then I don't think I've supported any games that are doing that. I couldn't care less about the cosmetic stuff. If I really want it, I'll shell out for it. I thought the ships and stuff being offered in the Star Citizen KS were ridiculously overpriced and probably pushing the P2W boundary. For that price, I'd imagine they take a long time to get in game, so making them purchasable like that is rather shady.

I am, however, considering buying some pants for my templar in PoE once they start selling them
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's God Game Kickstarter
25. Re: Peter Molyneux's God Game Kickstarter Nov 21, 2012, 18:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yakubs wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 18:26:
This guy is the last person on Earth who should be given money on Kickstarter. His entire reputation revolves around promising everything and severely under-delivering. And then, as if that wasn't enough to ban him from using Kickstarter, he hasn't made a good game since the 90s.

Pretty much this. I'll wait and see if what he produces is any good before giving him my money. I'm not holding my breath either.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2012, 13:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
XCOM:EU on sale for 33% off. Time for me to pick it up, even though I don't have time to play it yet.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Launches
8. Re: PlanetSide 2 Launches Nov 20, 2012, 23:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
saluk wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 22:02:
I had a real hard time getting into the beta. I had similar problems in the first game, but the new one is even less intuitive somehow. I tried playing it for an hour, but just couldn't find the fun. Anyone have any tips?

I'm sure it's great for somebody...

Same here. I really couldn't figure out what I should be doing or even who to shoot at half the time. I'm wandering around some base, trying to figure out whether I'm supposed to be defending it or going off to attack someplace nearby or what. Oh, let me ask this nice person coming toward me.. *BLAM*

Sigh... maybe I just suck at this game or something, but without some kind of tutorial or primer on wtf to do, I don't think it's gonna work for me.
 
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News Comments > Strike Suit Zero Funded
4. Re: Strike Suit Zero Funded Nov 20, 2012, 13:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Never heard about this one. Looks like it could be cool, assuming it has enough depth to the combat mechanics. Guess I'll just have to wait and see how it turns out.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2012, 15:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm sticking with Win 7. It works well for me and I see no reason to give myself a headache by switching to 8. While it may offer a few improvements, it's overall a misstep for the PC desktop.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video
7. Re: Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video Nov 18, 2012, 19:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Looks sweet, but damn, those are some ridiculous prices for those add-on ships. I hope it can at least mostly live up to Roberts' ambitions. I'm in for $37. I'll just have to earn the other ships the hard way. Really can't justify paying that kind of cash for those.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM
44. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 16:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
You know what I find weird? That they've already decided that the manual will be 42 pages....  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
28. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2012, 22:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Axis wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 22:38:
The 2 years of control sure as hell did happen. Most of those 2 years he got his couple of RINOs with some back room swag in a bag for PLENTY of political maneuvering which he 'got done', and then 4 months or so of supermajority to finalize the big votes. Pretty obvious stuff here.

I don't recall any republicans of any political power stating they were going to ensure he failed. I recall Rush Limbaugh stating he knew Obama was going to try to "Fundamentally Transform America" and hope'd he'd fail.

Dems got hammered for the exact reason I already said - his months when he had supermajority to push his 2 year planned agenda got people sick to their stomach. How their pompus asses just kept pushing garbage down while the media spun it as so wonderful. Most people 'got it', and voted for the change that was needed. Can't change history, pretty obvious here too.

Obama did virtually nothing effective to help slow or reverse the recession -- Americans did 'despite' his blowing our money on his 'stimulus', and his focus on alternate energy, climate change, health care take over, class warfare, securing votes, on and on. Key is he did everything with zero transparency and massive debt increases, and almost none of it helped a recession.

Calling what we're seeing with our friends and neighbors a recovery is laughable. Perhaps you should ask around.
Considering it was 10 years of Republican rule that got us to that point in the first place, what's laughable is suggesting that following their policies would get us out of it.
 
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