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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Next Week
16. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Next Week Jun 21, 2012, 14:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Still not going to pre-purchase this. If this is their idea of a stress test, that's kind of disturbing. I'll just wait for release to see if this turns out ok, or if it ends up being a D3-esque clusterfuck.  
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News Comments > EU Diablo III Patch Live; Repair Costs Draw Fire
61. Re: EU Diablo III Patch Live; Repair Costs Draw Fire Jun 21, 2012, 14:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 11:30:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 11:02:
He did say they were going to change that though, right? He seemed to be eating crow on that one in the reddit forums as I recall.

Sure, to his credit he owned up to it and took responsibility for overriding the team. Unfortunately it still remains unchanged. They seem to be able to hotfix nerfs almost at will but making positive changes to the game is glacial. Normally in the past these things arrived together in a patch so things would offset each other a bit but now they are just feeding the perception that they want the game to be punishing and work-like, only allowing the player to enjoy themselves in a narrow controlled manner.

The more I hear about this game, the more it seems like you need to have some serious masochistic tendencies to really want to play it...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Weekend Event
7. Re: Mass Effect 3 Weekend Event Jun 21, 2012, 01:38 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The Pyro wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 22:32:
I've had more fun with ME3 multiplayer than I expected I would. It reminds me Unreal Tournament's Invasion mode. The gameplay does get dull once you've tried most of the classes and you've unlocked some better guns. However, it's nice that they keep having these weekend events because not everyone purchased the game at launch. This way new players still get a shot at easy rares.
Unfortunately the weapons, movement and general gameplay aren't nearly as fun as Invasion.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Founders Packages on Sale
45. Re: MechWarrior Online Founders Packages on Sale Jun 21, 2012, 01:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Lokust wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 16:48:
I think if they had put up a kickstarter with donation packages in these three tiers a lot more people would be thinking it was cool. For some reason some folks think it's greedy of them to offer these directly. The legendary package is obviously not a great value, but represents an investment in the game - and being in the game's credits as such reflects that.

I don't have a problem with their business model, I just think their prices are too high for what you get. I might have been tempted to buy in now if they had been more reasonable. But, instead, I'll just wait and see how things turn out...
 
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News Comments > Enter the Dominatrix Cancelled; Saints Row 4 Next Year
32. Re: Enter the Dominatrix Cancelled; Saints Row 4 Next Year Jun 21, 2012, 01:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 19:15:
Flatline wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 16:54:
I'll take SR2 & 3 over GTA4 if for no other reason than "NIIIICO EEETZ YOUR COUSAIN!" phone calls every fucking 8 minutes.

It also didn't help that the PC port of GTA4 was absolute balls.

Yeah, if they could ever make a decent port, I might actually buy it. I hate playing any sort of shooter on a console. Owell, maybe GTA5...
 
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News Comments > Enter the Dominatrix Cancelled; Saints Row 4 Next Year
13. Re: Enter the Dominatrix Cancelled; Saints Row 4 Next Year Jun 20, 2012, 11:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 10:54:
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 09:42:
I'm a little worried here...I hope this change doesn't cause SR4 to be pushed out the door, sooner rather than later (IE this expansion becomes SR4). The fact that THQ is hurting and needs hits quickly doesn't help matters...

Fingers crossed, nervously...


Yea, I would love more of the same - but I didn't buy any of their DLC - it just didn't make sense to do so. I am still waiting for a 1.00 sale on Steam of the DLC packages that matter, not the skins, etc. Would really hate to see these guys tank, as I have really enjoyed all 3 games.

Yeah, I love SR3, but haven't picked up the DLC yet either. Figure I can get it cheap during the summer sale.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Founders Packages on Sale
34. Re: MechWarrior Online Founders Packages on Sale Jun 20, 2012, 03:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I have no idea if I'll actually like the game or not. I'm going to wait and see how it turns out. That said, all of you making accusations of P2W are basing it on nothing really. The only info we have shows that you'll earn XP/C-Bills faster, so you can unlock different mechs and such.

Haven't seen anything that would actually give you an advantage in the game, and not one of you has pointed to any actual evidence of that.

Just wanted to point that out.
 
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News Comments > Penny Arcade 3 Trailer
6. Re: Penny Arcade 3 Trailer Jun 19, 2012, 17:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I liked the first two, mostly for the humor. I'll definitely be getting this one as well. Love all the cameos from the strip characters  
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Specs; Founders Program Tomorrow
23. Re: MechWarrior Online Specs; Founders Program Tomorrow Jun 19, 2012, 17:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kastagir wrote on Jun 19, 2012, 13:56:
That's like saying that people should buy a game solely for the multi-player when a single player campaign is provided. I'm sure there are many who bought games like SC2 with this in mind, but I'm not one of them. F2P or not, I still have to buy the game, and I'm not a fan of multiplayer-only games. So I'm not sure there will be much interest for someone like me.

I think you're confusing F2P with non-subscription, like Guild Wars. F2P doesn't cost you anything to play. You don't buy the game, you don't pay a subscription, you just buy stuff from their shop if you want, but it's not required. Perfect system for trying out a game.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2012, Part 20
5. Re: It Came from E3 2012, Part 20 Jun 19, 2012, 17:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I just watched some PS2 videos. Looks incredible! Can't wait for it now. I missed the first game, but I have high hopes for this one.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2012, 17:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Creston wrote on Jun 19, 2012, 15:09:
Cutter wrote on Jun 19, 2012, 13:44:
So although GMR is "certified for use," the Army doesn't actually want to use it. And the system isn’t done costing the government money. While the Army waited years for GMR, it spent $11 billion more on “legacy” radios based on technology from the Cold War. As Ward pointed out, the Army may yet pay billions more to get the radios it actually needs—just as the war in Afghanistan is winding down.

It never ceases to amaze the rest of the world how the American taxpayer continues to let themselves get fleeced by the military-industrial complex. Simply boggles the mind.



Well, maybe because here my effective tax rate for last year (for both me and my wife) was 9.84%, and when I lived back in Holland my effective tax rate was 38%.

Yeah, the government is wasting money, but they do that everywhere. At least here they have LESS of my money to waste...

Creston
How'd you manage that? My effective tax rate is 17.6% for federal income taxes, and that's not even accounting for sales tax, property tax, etc.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk Learns Learning from The Witcher
5. Re: Cyberpunk Learns Learning from The Witcher Jun 18, 2012, 20:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 19:51:
So in other words they're dumbing it down for the masses for more sales. Oh well, so much for that.
Only if you consider hours of trial-and-error to be somehow "smart". There's nothing wrong with explaining how things work in the world they're building. Now they could do things to actually dumb down the gameplay, but there's nothing in this statement to indicate that that's what they're doing.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
43. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 17, 2012, 15:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I may have to buy a new TV soon, and I'm already dreading the research for it. I have a 61" Samsung DLP TV in living room. Over 5 years old now. It just randomly turns itself off all the time. Doesn't seem to be a heat thing, because I can turn it back on and it will sometimes run for hours after that. Sometimes it won't though. It seems pretty random.

Already had to have the entire light engine replaced in it (thankfully it was still inside the extended warranty period for that). Not sure if it's worth it to try to have it fixed. Have to pay for someone to come out. They may not even find the problem.

Now it seems like various types of LCD and a few Plasma models are the only contenders out there in that size. Maybe I should just keep waiting.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2012, Part 16
11. Re: It Came from E3 2012, Part 16 Jun 17, 2012, 15:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Gruntstein wrote on Jun 17, 2012, 14:37:
I bet a decent amount of these booth broads are strippers or call girls, BUT OH GOD THEY'RE WEARING AN ELF BIKINI AT A VIDEO GAME CONVENTION THE HORROR. I'm against this shit because it's lame, not because it's sexist.
If there were no booth babes, then it would just be wall-to-wall fat, sweaty nerds. Gotta break up the hideousness a bit.

Honestly, though, I don't really care about it. I'm never going to go to the shows anyway. It's not worth the money or vacation time. So whatever works for them to show off their stuff is fine with me. Hopefully the gaming journalists (and I use that term very loosely for most of them) can get past all that and get some actual info on the games out to us.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 1.0.3 Skill Changes Found?
8. Re: Diablo III 1.0.3 Skill Changes Found? Jun 16, 2012, 17:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
NKD wrote on Jun 16, 2012, 16:55:
Tooltips on abilities are stored as client-side strings for localization and latency reasons. Hotfixes do not (and frankly, should not) alter the client itself, and thus they do not update the string relating to the ability until the next patch rolls around.

It can be a bit annoying and confusing, but it's better development practice than rolling out an actual patch requiring downtime and a client restart every time you need to hotfix something.

Do they not put this info in release notes for the hotfix?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 1.0.3 Skill Changes Found?
5. Re: Diablo III 1.0.3 Skill Changes Found? Jun 16, 2012, 15:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Jun 16, 2012, 14:47:
Is this the patch that fixes the minimap by either making it fully transparent *instead of like 90%*, or gives us the ability to change the size?
I'm actually hoping they do this, just so you can stop posting about it in every single thread where D3 is even mentioned.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Jun 16, 2012, 00:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
For me, SEv2 seemed like it would get boring quickly after playing the demo. What's the point of a sniper game where you basically kill everything that moves in every map? There's practically no stealth involved in the game. The ballistics modeling and kill-cam stuff was pretty cool. They should try to create a good sniping game around that instead of the cheesy shooting gallery they made.

That said, I'm not buying anything else until the Steam Summer Sale starts
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Jun 16, 2012, 00:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
NicklePop wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:59:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:39:
NicklePop wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:16:
What you put in can't possibly effect what comes out? Right? Just like the human body, you can eat McDonalds your whole life and not suffer any consequences!

I know nobody does exactly, but I don't think you understand how brains work.

Your point reveals the faulty philosophy you operate under.

We're not talking about electro-chemical responses, but a free willed mind capable of understanding action and reaction. Ethics and morality.

So I think your core understanding of this is all about is grounded in materialism and trapped in the same anti-human deception the world has bought into.

People are now composing their moral view against what animals do! LOL

Do you make a habit of replying to the same post multiple times? Regardless, I doubt you could explain half of the gobbledegook that you're spewing. It's a lot of pseudo-psych gibberish. There's really no point in arguing with that kind of stuff.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Tops U.S. Charts
23. Re: Diablo III Tops U.S. Charts Jun 15, 2012, 17:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Vex wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 16:49:
Go ahead and subtract $120 from digital sales. My brother and I just got a refund.

I emailed NPD with the update. It will be reflected in their statistics shortly!
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Tops U.S. Charts
19. Re: Diablo III Tops U.S. Charts Jun 15, 2012, 11:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 11:10:
As an aside for D3, game is now fully cracked with the use of a server emulator. Anyone using the piracy excuse to justify the always online requirement can now stuff it.
I wouldn't say it's been fully cracked. From what I've read, the server emulator is buggy as all hell and still pretty much unplayable. Unless there's been major improvement in the past few days. I'm just wondering if the guys doing the emulator can fix the game to be better than the real one
 
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