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News Comments > MechWarrior Tactics Closed Beta; Founder's Program
10. Re: MechWarrior Tactics Closed Beta; Founder's Program Jan 10, 2013, 23:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm wondering how P2W this game will be. From what I've read, it sounds like they're almost going for a CCG type of game, but you can still earn cards in-game. Not sure how much grinding you have to do to get stuff though. The synergies between equipment from the same manufacturer, for example, could give an advantage to someone who can buy a bunch of stuff up front. Not sure how significant it will actually be in the game though.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer - New CDP Reveal Next Month?
28. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer - New CDR Reveal Next Month? Jan 10, 2013, 23:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Not sure what to expect from the game, and I really wish it wasn't so far off, but I love the art style and the kinds of tech they're using. Mission accomplished, I have been teased.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Open Beta This Month
13. Re: Path of Exile Open Beta This Month Jan 10, 2013, 13:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Played the beta off and on over the last year. The game has really improved a lot over that time. The skill tree used to be a crazy mess, but now they've really made it much more interesting and balanced, but still allowing for all sorts of builds. Love the skill tree tool they have on their website for planning your build too!

There are a ton of skills and skill supports now, and they can completely change how you play. Everyone should be able to create a character that works for them and the style of play they like. I'll definitely be playing again when OB starts.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 3, 2013, 16:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 3, 2013, 11:32:
I still fail to see how allowing Mickey Mouse or the Beatles catalog to be public use encourages innovation. It seems to actually do the opposite.

Yes, Walt Disney is still sitting on Mickey Mouse rather than creating new characters. But other people are forced to create new characters rather than use Mickey Mouse.


To be fair, people can do anything they want with Santa Claus and other non-copyrighted characters, and we have a wide variety of creations that do make some use of them, including porn. I don't see why other creations should be locked up forever either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2013, 14:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
At this point even a Half Life? Half Life 2 is over 3 years old, so we should legally have a Half Life 3 sex game with Alyx and Dog?

oh hellz yeah...

Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
Half Life should be public domain so we should just be able to get it off the internet without paying Valve? EA should be able to sell it on Origin without paying them?

If something still has value the creator should still be able to get value. I can't think of a single argument for how society would be better if Gordon Freeman was public domain. Or if every shitty amusement park in every backwoods part of the country suddenly had Mickey Mouse walking around.

Seriously though, I agree with you. I actually think copyright should last a default of about 10 years, and then allow for renewals that must be paid for, and probably with an increase in cost for each renewal. That would keep people from just sitting on things forever, hoping they may come back into vogue at some point, and allow access to things that really aren't worth much to the creator anymore. The pricing would be tricky to work out, as would a lot of other details, but I'm sure it could be done.
 
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News Comments > New Year's Metaverse
5. Re: Broadband price hikes. Jan 2, 2013, 04:14 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 21:54:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 21:18:
Kitkoan wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 20:24:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 17:43:
Why? Because they can. They're a monopoly in most places.

Hey, according to their highly paid lobbyists, they are in a healthy competition environment...

The world would be abetter place if they couldn't lobby. It has gotten so far out of control. I don't see how it is even legal, laws are now written by special interest groups....so sad.

The reality of it is the US isn't a democracy anymore and hasn't been for years. Its a crony capitalist nation borderlining a corporatocracy. More and more laws are made for the big business against the people, and will continue until there is a major shake up. But for that level of a shake up, it would take almost a revolution (which is what big business it trying to make sure can't happen, with more and more control over the internet and personal devices.)

The game is definitely rigged for the corporations.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM
33. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 03:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dev wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 19:26:
PHJF wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 18:47:
Heck why stop at hundreds of thousands? I say a minimum of four hundred trillion. That's not too much of a reach, really.
Since thats just a bit more than the population, I'd say it is.

Not really. I pirated it 59254 times. I'm sure that's about average for most people.
 
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News Comments > Dune II Web Revival
8. Re: Dune II Web Revival Dec 30, 2012, 21:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I remember spending countless hours playing Dune II back when it first came out. I tried it again years later, but yeah, the interface is painful, and it's been surpassed in gameplay many times over since then. Great game in its time though.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Randi Zuckerberg Dec 27, 2012, 14:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
@Sepharo
I was about to mention that point as well (and someone else already mentioned it below). I think the main issue here is that this kind of thing happens all the time to all kinds of people. People have been complaining to FB about it for years. So it's easy for someone to be especially frustrated to hear it coming from her, especially claiming that it's just simple human decency after all the very non-decent things FB has done.

Edit: quotes seemed to be jacked at the moment
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance Online Updated
5. Re: Jagged Alliance Online Updated Dec 21, 2012, 12:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Damn, that sounds horrible. Pass.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Hammerlock DLC Next Month
10. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 20, 2012, 11:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 11:44:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 11:31:
BL 1.5? That is just saying they stayed true to the franchise.

Nobody said that was intended as a negative label, sheesh.

The term does seem to be used that way most commonly though.
 
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News Comments > HAWKEN Beta Opens
4. Re: HAWKEN Beta Opens<br> The <a href= Dec 13, 2012, 11:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bummer. Yet another promising title turned into crap.  
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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.

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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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