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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Catalyst Beta - Monthly Driver Releases Ending
17. Re: New AMD/ATI Catalyst Beta - Monthly Driver Releases Ending Jun 1, 2012, 11:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
My last few cards have been ATI. Aside from one that eventually had some sort of hardware issue and wouldn't go into 3d mode anymore (happened after I had already replaced it and put it in my wife's PC), I haven't had any problems. I just try to buy good cards and I don't upgrade my drivers unless I need to, and only after I do a little checking to make sure there are no major issues being reported for the current version.

I'm planning to buy a new card soon, and I'm on the fence now about which one to get. I usually buy a mid-range card, so there are good ones from both companies right now.
 
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News Comments > StarForge Demo
15. Re: StarForge Demo Jun 1, 2012, 11:13 Wowbagger_TIP
 
That's some of the craziest shit I've seen in a game... ever. Sounds like it may actually have more to do than Minecraft too, which I could never get into. I actually played Terraria a lot longer. I'm sure they could sell a bajillion copies like Minecraft if they want to.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition & Steamworks
34. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition & Steamworks May 31, 2012, 23:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 

Well, I just tried the Dragon's Dogma demo. I'm not sure about the game itself yet. Seemed a little different than the usual fare, but I forgot how much I hate playing any game that requires aim on a console. It was so annoying I just quit after dying to the Chimera thing in the first level. I'll wait for a PC version and try it then.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition & Steamworks
19. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition & Steamworks May 31, 2012, 14:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on May 31, 2012, 14:07:
Jerykk wrote on May 31, 2012, 13:55:
From what I've read, Namco isn't going to make any effort to adapt the controls to M/KB. In fact, they aren't going to make any effort for any PC-centric features. They've stated that the game is going to be exactly the same as the console versions.

They don't really have to do much to adapt it to the PC platform. I meant as long as they don't do something stupid like not having user customizable bindings and actual graphical options. They don't need to redo the user interface or something IMO.

I'm betting they do something stupid.

That said, I may have to fire up the XBox and check out the Dragon's Dogma demo. Haven't used my XBox in forever...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
143. Re: Diablo III Patch May 30, 2012, 12:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RollinThundr wrote on May 30, 2012, 11:42:
Kosumo wrote on May 29, 2012, 22:21:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 29, 2012, 20:49:
Nobody is denying that Blizzard has taken steps to improve security and is continuing to do so.

Yes they are, Rollinthundr said it just afew post ago about a class actition suit.

What you said is bullshit that dose not take into consdieration what others have said at all.

You should read and think about what others have posted.

Also, when you gonna ask your bro about his porn sites? Just ask him about Diabloxxxboys.co.tw, do it over sykpe and record it for extra lol.

Look I haven't been hacked, and don't take me out of context, what I said, is if it were this many hacks and accounts compromised, and it was any other company, like EA, people would be calling for lawsuits. Instead you get the usual Blizzard pole smokers.

As for Blizzard's security measures, they can't be all that good if their password algarhythem doesn't even take uppercase letters into account just as an example.

I'm a Blizz fan now? Maybe I should run out and buy D3...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
135. Re: Diablo III Patch May 30, 2012, 10:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 30, 2012, 07:05:
Blizzard is responsible for the security of their own service. Yet people - like nin - twist the situation and blame the end user, despite equally high profile games like TF2 being unaffected.
Securing their service is one thing. Securing your PC to prevent people from stealing your credentials is something else entirely. They could make it somewhat more secure, sure. But then people will bitch about how they have to go through all these other steps just to login to a game. There's really no winning in this situation for Blizzard. There's a very large percentage of people that can't be bothered to learn even the basics of how to keep themselves safe online. They think that because they have some a/v software on their system that they should be safe. Can't really do much for people like that.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 30, 2012, 07:05:
Somebody logging in from a different computer from a different location should have triggered additional security measures - an obvious one being to send an email that must be accessed in order to access the account (ala Steam). Blizzard fucked this up on its own.
If they've rooted your PC, you've already lost. They know all your info, including IP address, and probably have access to your email account. Not sure if it's being done yet or not, but they could even use your own PC to login and steal your account.

This comment was edited on May 30, 2012, 10:45.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
48. Re: Diablo III Patch May 29, 2012, 17:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
shihonage wrote on May 29, 2012, 16:58:
@xxBatmanxx:

You're right. It was in a different article under "Op ed".

I got lost in all the Diablo3 posts, and it didn't show up in forum search for my nick, which confused me further. It's still there though.
You can look at your own comment history in your account page.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Event Details
7. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Event Details May 29, 2012, 16:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Waiting for a real demo of this game. Don't plan to pay full price to try it.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
38. Re: Diablo III Patch May 29, 2012, 16:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 29, 2012, 16:15:
Cram wrote on May 29, 2012, 15:50:
It is not Blizzards job to keep trojans, backdoors and other malware off your brothers computer for him. That's his. Tell your brother to keep his various software like Flash, Windows Update etc up-to-date, get an authenticator and stay off porn/torrent sites.
You're really trying to play the "blame the victim" game? How pathetic and immature! You have absolutely no idea about his computing habits. Flash and Windows automatically update themselves and he doesn't use torrent sites (I have no intention of asking him about his porn habits); he also uses anti-virus / anti-malware software. None of the other games he plays have ever been hacked. Meanwhile the Diablo III forums are filled with posts about people who have had their accounts hacked. I also notice you ignored the fact that many people with an authenticator have had their accounts hacked.

If security is such an issue then they should have include an authenticator with the game and mandated its use. The reality is that Blizzard is not doing enough to secure its products when it knows that they are going to be targeted dramatically more than other games. I don't understand why people are trying to play the "defend the multi-billion dollar company" game when Blizzard has brought this upon itself by monetising the loot system and not adequately securing accounts.
It's not lightly that I would defend Blizzard, but in this case I think your brother is the one that screwed up for the most part. Security issues with this game are exactly the same as any other MMO. There may be more people trying to hack this one, but the methods are the same. If someone gets a keylogger or other form of malware onto your system, then you're going to lose your account. Use the authenticator if you want to protect yourself. Blizzard made them available, why didn't he use them if he values his stuff? I still haven't seen any confirmation of anyone using an authenticator getting hacked.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2012, 10:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
kanniballl wrote on May 29, 2012, 09:13:
The cop thing kind of surprises me... not that he was speeding, but that he got his job back afterwards.

Getting caught going over 100MpH is a big deal. In most states they impound your car right away and (I think) throw reckless driving charges at you. And if he was drunk while doing it I don't even know what else that would mean (public endagerment, etc).

My understanding is, having felonies under your belt pretty much kill your chances in GETTING a job as a cop. So I'd think getting them would also end your career... especially something like that.

Doing ONE of those, OK fine... maybe keep the job. But both of those at the same time probably warrants enough felonies to mean no police career.
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Yes, it makes no sense until you factor in something as simple as corruption in the review commission. What sort of mental gymnastics do you have to engage in to decide to give a guy like that his job back, when his job is to protect and serve the public? It's beyond comprehension.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2012, 23:38 Wowbagger_TIP
 
MisterBenn wrote on May 28, 2012, 20:24:
I put it to you all that that "clever" dog just tried all possible actions involving those drawers until finally one permutation got him up on top! A cat would have been on top of there in seconds.

BTW I've finally been able to play the Torchlight 2 beta. I am loving it, it really does trigger the Diablo nostalgia. I'm not as bothered by the cartoon style graphics as I thought I might be and the main action is amazing! I just played up to general grell with a bow outlander and have had a blast. The action is really polished and some of the creatures and magic attacks are very well conceived! I'm playing on Veteran and there is not a problem with being to easy at all. I managed to kill Grell without dying but I managed a prolonged state of "oh shit oh shit" for about 5 minutes! I died just the once, opening two trapped chests side by side when on less than half health...

While the game seems promising, I find the skill tree very boring. I believe they're working on changing it, but I'm concerned that they aren't planning additional beta time to test those changes.
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Double XP Weekend
11. Re: Tribes Ascend Double XP Weekend May 25, 2012, 16:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 

Find a good player and watch them in spec mode. It can help.
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Double XP Weekend
6. Re: Tribes Ascend Double XP Weekend May 25, 2012, 15:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 

Of course they do this the weekend I'm out of town. Brood
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
79. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 25, 2012, 11:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 25, 2012, 10:41:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 25, 2012, 09:32:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 25, 2012, 08:46:
We are enjoyign it, and you are bitching about something you don't own. Good for you.
Yes, that was my point. Good for me. I'm not bitching about it. I'm just observing what others have said about it and I'm glad that I didn't pay to deal with those issues, as they are quite significant issues to me. I don't see a problem with that, but if you want to be defensive about it, well, good for you?

Really? You have something like 40 posts in a week talking about a game you don't have!
Yes, I'm pretty disappointed with what came out after such a long development time. I wanted to see D3 be an amazing game. Instead we get a game that falls flat on several counts. I'd be pretty pissed if I had bought it, but since I didn't I can just comment on the game and be glad that I didn't shell out the cash. If I want to play an online only game like this that has a lot of issues, I can play PoE for free.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale May 25, 2012, 09:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on May 25, 2012, 09:12:
Prez wrote on May 25, 2012, 00:49:
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-PURPLE/saints-row-the-third

Saint's Row 3 is on sale for 17 bucks on GamersGate. Best deal I've seen on that game thus far. It's a Steamworks game, BTW.

$17 is a hell of a deal. Think my first playthrough was close to 40 hours (granted, I explored a bit). Anyone that's on the fence needs to pick that up now.

Definitely. It's a great game. I just picked it up a few months ago, but it's one of the most fun games I've played this year. Helps that I dig the humor in it too
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
73. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 25, 2012, 09:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 25, 2012, 08:46:
We are enjoyign it, and you are bitching about something you don't own. Good for you.
Yes, that was my point. Good for me. I'm not bitching about it. I'm just observing what others have said about it and I'm glad that I didn't pay to deal with those issues, as they are quite significant issues to me. I don't see a problem with that, but if you want to be defensive about it, well, good for you?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again
24. Re: Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again May 25, 2012, 02:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 25, 2012, 02:28:
Wow. You may need to re-evaluate your standards if you're considering quitting a game because the minimap is slightly larger than you'd usually like... Nevermind that it's transparent and doesn't impede clicking in that corner of the screen.

No, you don't understand. You're asking him to act rationally, but he may not be able to do that, as the minimap has already driven him literally insane.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
69. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 25, 2012, 02:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 24, 2012, 21:41:
Prez wrote on May 24, 2012, 21:39:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 24, 2012, 19:43:
The more I hear about this game, the happier I am that I didn't buy it...

Agreed.

I find it funny that those who are the loudest haven't even played the game....
I played the beta. It definitely didn't convince me to buy the game. If I had, I'd be just another one of those disgruntled D3 owners, hence my happiness that I did not pay $60 to find out it has a lot of problems. I have those who did pay to tell me about the problems. Maybe they'll eventually fix the game. If so, maybe I'll pick it up then.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again
18. Re: Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again May 25, 2012, 00:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Teddy wrote on May 24, 2012, 22:09:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 24, 2012, 21:46:
We also wanted to let you know that we're still looking into the best way to address the achievements that some players lost in the hours following the game’s release.

ummm...replay Act 1? heh.

Not that simple.

Two of the achievements that I lost are related to "Acquiring the blacksmith" and "Leveling up the blacksmith".

The latter only seems to count for the achievement the very first time you level up the blacksmith, not any subsequent levels. So leveling him from 8 to 9 doesn't count, only 1 to 2.

That's made a problem by the fact that the blacksmith is account-wide, not per character. As in, I can NEVER 'acquire' the blacksmith again on my account, because it's already been done. I can also never level him up from 1 to 2 again because he's well past that point now.

So yes, it needs a fix from Blizzard itself, not just a replaying of Act 1.
Stupid simple progress achievements like that are retarded anyway. Who the hell cares that you unlocked the blacksmith? Like there's a single player out there that doesn't get that one? I just don't get achievements like this I guess...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
57. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 24, 2012, 19:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The more I hear about this game, the happier I am that I didn't buy it...  
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