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News Comments > Path of Exile Free Weekend
26. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 12, 2012, 00:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eunichron wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 22:51:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 22:18:
WyldKat wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 17:43:
PoE bored the crap out of me after awhile. All the classes played more or less the same. The animations were bad, especially kill/death animations (no physics, just the same canned death anims). The trading system, while I thought I liked it at first, quickly became frustrating. The story was forgettable too but mostly it was the combat that turned me off. Genderlocked characters were another turn off, along with bad (i.e. no) customization. No different hairs, armor dyes, nothing.

Let me guess. You are an under 30 gamer.

I'm a 30 year old gamer and I think the game is boring as shit.

I don't want Diablo 2.5, I had enough of Diablo 10 years ago. I want something new. Diablo 3 wasn't it either, it was a good effort, it just missed the mark (by a wide margin). At this point my only hope for ARPGs is Grim Dawn. At least those guys have Titan Quest under their belt, which is easily the best post-Diablo 2 ARPG.

Methinks many people fail to understand the point of a closed beta. Baffling. Huh
 
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News Comments > Mechromancer DLC Pricing
23. Re: Mechromancer DLC Pricing Sep 11, 2012, 22:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sempai wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 21:19:
What about those of us who purchased a new nvidia card(gtx680)and received a copy with our purchase?

Will this be eligible as a pre-order or will we be forced to purchase this day one dlc?
No idea, but if I had gotten the game for free, I wouldn't be too worried about it anyway.
 
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News Comments > Mechromancer DLC Pricing
21. Re: Mechromancer DLC Pricing Sep 11, 2012, 19:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 

Buy the game, get it free. Works for me. Won't cost me another dime.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Free Weekend
21. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 11, 2012, 18:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
WyldKat wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 17:43:
PoE bored the crap out of me after awhile. All the classes played more or less the same. The animations were bad, especially kill/death animations (no physics, just the same canned death anims). The trading system, while I thought I liked it at first, quickly became frustrating. The story was forgettable too but mostly it was the combat that turned me off. Genderlocked characters were another turn off, along with bad (i.e. no) customization. No different hairs, armor dyes, nothing.
When did you play?? They really haven't even added most of the story elements yet. That's not what the beta is about. Were you expecting a finished game? They've had less than half of the content available, and hardly any of the story elements. More of that will be released when the open beta starts.

Granted the animations aren't the best, but they've improved those lately as well. Cosmetic improvements for characters will be coming later as micro-trans purchases. Seriously, the game hasn't even hit open beta yet, but the last couple of patches have included a ton of major improvements to all parts of the game.
 
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News Comments > BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage
24. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 17:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 17:14:
Tumbler wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 16:45:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 10:48:
"Hey what you doing tomorrow? Wanna take pictures of Greek military bases right when they have the biggest crisis in the history of the nation?"

I'm confused. What is the crisis in greece that warrants them freaking out about pictures of their military bases? Is the population attacking these installations on a routine basis? Last I heard the currency was in trouble but what exactly would be the point of being so secretive about your military bases...you can't exactly pay for a standing army with promises.

Greece worried about invasion from their neighbors?


Their politicians will be extra keen to find someone to blame for something - anything - to distract from the real problems. Incidentally, eRe4s3r didn't say it was warranted.

This seems like the most likely explanation. Jackasses trying to distract from their jackassery.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Free Weekend
18. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 11, 2012, 17:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 16:10:
I love ARPG's but I despise F2P games. What do I do now??

I still don't understand the automatic opposition to F2P games. As long as they're done right, they can be very good. It's really a case-by-case thing. PoE and Tribes:Ascend are both pretty good examples of it done right. I suppose TF2 is an example now as well. I get to try for free, and I have no problem coughing up some cash for various non-P2W things to support the devs. If they make a good game, they deserve it.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Free Weekend
14. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 11, 2012, 15:47 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 15:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 14:15:
Oh, I just realized I have a spare beta key. Who wants it?

I'll take it!

Just emailed it to you. Have fun
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Free Weekend
12. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 11, 2012, 14:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Oh, I just realized I have a spare beta key. Who wants it?  
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News Comments > BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage
14. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 14:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 

Wow. Who the hell cares about Greece's military anyway? Maybe they're afraid they'll sell the info back to the Greek government, seeing as they're their own worst enemy lately.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Free Weekend
7. Re: Path of Exile Free Weekend Sep 11, 2012, 12:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 11:00:
InBlack wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 10:53:
I tried this, but it felt so underwhelming and overwhelming at the same time...

This is nowhere near the quality of Diablo2:LOD or even D3 in its current state...

...gotta look elsewhere for that ARPG fix...

It has changed in major ways and still does, the game is pretty much unrecognizable from 3 months ago. When did you play it?

Seriously, this. The game gets better by leaps and bounds. I started playing around off and on with it several months ago. It's almost like a different game now. If you really want more, wait until open beta starts later this year, as that's when they're adding the third act to the game, but I think it's a fantastic game already, far superior to D3 in all but graphics/animation, and even those have improved from when I started. They've done a few major re-workings of the skill tree since then as well, all improvements IMO.

Try the free weekend. It's free And you can get in permanently for just $10. A total bargain for a game like this. I've already purchased a few point packs to support them, since they're very responsive to feedback and every major patch seems to be quickly followed up with a few minor ones addressing feedback on the patch.

I'm having a blast with it. Only thing that may pull me away for a while is BL2, but I'm sure I'll be going back and forth.
 
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News Comments > Thunder Wolves Announced
6. Re: Thunder Wolves Announced Sep 6, 2012, 15:17 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Wildone wrote on Sep 6, 2012, 11:24:
god...*face palms*

this, exactly. Wtf
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month
57. Re: Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month Sep 4, 2012, 22:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
finga wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 21:02:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 20:21:
I missed the GMG pre-order sales. I would have picked it up at $40 or less. Guess I'll wait for another sale.
It's back for $37.50 with a coupon code. You should, like, read this site I've heard of called Blue's News more often!

Fine, here's a link.
Thanks. Didn't see the coupon code before. Just ordered.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month
48. Re: Borderlands 2 Mechromancer next Month Sep 4, 2012, 20:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I missed the GMG pre-order sales. I would have picked it up at $40 or less. Guess I'll wait for another sale.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 4, 2012, 11:17 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Wow, tragic news. I always liked seeing Duncan in movies. He was a really good actor and just fun to watch. So sad to see him go so soon.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2012, 17:13 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 14:51:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 12:52:
I have Sprint Galaxy S III, and love it. Battery life is awesome, and it's very smooth and responsive. Haven't had any problem with it so far. Screen looks great too.

Apple really has no room to bitch about ripping stuff off anyway. Their company was built on that too. Most of their patents are ridiculous and should never have been granted in the first place. The patent office is full of morons (or at least run by them) and the whole system is out of control.

Apple doesn't set the patent laws.

Also, if you designed something that took you years to complete, using all your time, energy, and money, and then someone copied it in just a few months and started selling more than you, would you be happy? I think not. Copying innovation, blocks advancement. If Samsung has to redesign to sell phone, who knows, maybe they're come out with something groundbreaking. That's the idea. Copying doesn't do any good at all.

Aside from already made point that Apple has done this themselves plenty of times, you're talking about actual innovation, not ridiculous software patents or these design patents that are so over-broad as to cover practically anything. I never said Apple made the rules. I said the patent system is broken and it's currently doing more to restrict innovation than to help it. Smaller players can't do anything without the threat of a lawsuit, either by a company like Apple or Samsung, or one of the ubiquitous patent trolls, hanging over their head. If you don't have a huge portfolio of defensive patents, you can't even attempt to compete these days.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2012, 12:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I have Sprint Galaxy S III, and love it. Battery life is awesome, and it's very smooth and responsive. Haven't had any problem with it so far. Screen looks great too.

Apple really has no room to bitch about ripping stuff off anyway. Their company was built on that too. Most of their patents are ridiculous and should never have been granted in the first place. The patent office is full of morons (or at least run by them) and the whole system is out of control.
 
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News Comments > More on New Black Isle
12. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 12:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Hyatus wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 11:52:
I'm sure there will be a kickstarter for this just around the corner.
I look forward to not contributing, and to badmouthing it at every opportunity.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Disorganized Crime Next Week
1. Re: Max Payne 3 Disorganized Crime Next Week Aug 21, 2012, 23:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Battling in his apartment? So we're talking seriously close-quarter combat. Dive behind the couch, use the fridge door as a shield, that sort of thing?  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
85. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 21, 2012, 00:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
NicklePop wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 20:12:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 19:34:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 16:51:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 14:13:
Again, does this apply to all media or just games? We've had violent stories and books forever, violent movies for many decades, and violent games for over 20 years. Aside from the aforementioned insane people, about which there's no telling what will set them off, what exactly are you predicting will happen to society, and what evidence do you have to support that hypothesis?

Of course it applies to all media!

This is a gaming board though ... I'll spare you the ranting about other forms of mind-killing.

I notice you didn't answer my question there at the end...

Human beings react to various stimuli. Society similarly churns about in the ocean of stimuli from the single person, to the group, and on up.

By your suggestion can I assume that you are of the mind that 'man lives in a bubble, and nothing external changes the mind'?

Is that the precept behind your question, or am I wrong?

Because it seems pretty obvious what the current (and past) stimuli have been... and the outcome has been war/rape/pillage.

But now we enter a new period where there is an increase in negative stimuli, and decrease in the age it is aquired (en masse, via easily absorbed entertainment)

Do the math.
Wow, you have a seriously warped perspective. If you aren't serving in the military and actually seeing combat, then you aren't likely to be involved in much violence in your lifetime in this country. While videogames have been on the rise for the past 20 years, violent crime has been dropping during that same period. How does your hypothesis account for that?

Actual violence, like many people around the world experience every day is a real problem. Quit inventing garbage like this and trying to call it the downfall of humanity. It's not. It's simple fantasy, and there's no evidence that it causes anything like what you're suggesting. Maybe try to focus your concerns on actual violence happening to real people every day. That's the kind of thing that seriously fucks people up. Those of us with the luxury to indulge in gaming as a hobby are not the problem.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
75. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 20, 2012, 19:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
NicklePop wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 16:51:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 14:13:
Again, does this apply to all media or just games? We've had violent stories and books forever, violent movies for many decades, and violent games for over 20 years. Aside from the aforementioned insane people, about which there's no telling what will set them off, what exactly are you predicting will happen to society, and what evidence do you have to support that hypothesis?

Of course it applies to all media!

This is a gaming board though ... I'll spare you the ranting about other forms of mind-killing.

I notice you didn't answer my question there at the end...
 
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