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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
38. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 15, 2012, 03:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 15, 2012, 03:20:
No, you cannot connect to even play single-player... That's why everyone is so pissed. I've been trying to get on for 15 minutes now, you get past the 'Servers busy' message if you keep trying, but then it takes forever trying to 'Retrieve hero list' (of which I have none, BTW), and eventually times out.

Yeah, awesome idea to not create offline single-player. But people will buy it anyway, so who cares, right? I'm just gonna wait for TL2 and Grim Dawn.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
34. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 15, 2012, 02:27 Wowbagger_TIP
 
AnointedSword wrote on May 15, 2012, 02:19:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 15, 2012, 01:18:
1AngryGamer wrote on May 15, 2012, 01:00:
This starter edition is perfect for idiots like Blues News readers that arent sure if this will be a good game

As near as I can tell, the starter edition is exactly what we played in the beta. How is it supposed to change anyone's mind?

Not everyone are diehard gamers! Most do not play betas...Rock on people!
Yeah, but he was talking about Bluesnews readers, and most of them do play betas, and likely a lot more than usual played this one in particular.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details
30. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition & Guest Pass Details May 15, 2012, 01:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
1AngryGamer wrote on May 15, 2012, 01:00:
This starter edition is perfect for idiots like Blues News readers that arent sure if this will be a good game

As near as I can tell, the starter edition is exactly what we played in the beta. How is it supposed to change anyone's mind?
 
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News Comments > Binary Domain Demo
1. Re: Binary Domain Demo May 12, 2012, 11:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Tried the demo a week or so ago. TERRIBLE console port. The menus are seriously screwy and nothing works as it should on PC. The gameplay is typical cover-shooter fare. This thing is crap and I would never pay them a dime for it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
75. Re: Op Ed May 10, 2012, 13:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on May 9, 2012, 01:59:
The fact that they're also releasing this for Vita is the reason I didn't donate. Console development is expensive, especially when you don't have a publisher. In fact, can you even release a game on Vita without a publisher? Highly questionable stuff.

Then there's the fact that the Vita and PC have completely different control schemes and hardware capabilities. If other multiplatform development is any indication, the game will be designed for Vita and then ported to PC. I'm not kickstarting a port.

My thoughts exactly. The game sounds like it could be cool, but I have no confidence in them being able to deliver a good PC experience and I couldn't care less about Vita.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Funded
21. Re: Grim Dawn Funded May 9, 2012, 13:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Creston wrote on May 9, 2012, 12:33:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 9, 2012, 04:51:
Any way you slice it, these guys weren't responsible for the decisions about whether to fix bugs post-release or not. Laying blame there seems kind of ridiculous.

Point in case. Keep letting devs get away with this kind of shit, and you'll keep getting buggy games. And again, it's not THAT much to ask for a dev to fix a MAJOR gamebreaking bug like this, even if the publisher doesn't pay them for it. Bruno whatever had enough money to work on a new game for two-three years out of his own pocket, but he couldn't afford the... what? A week? Two weeks? to fix this bug?

You want to know why games on the PC are generally released in such a terrible state? Because gamers keep putting up with it and happily buy whatever next bug-ridden game comes out from the same developer.

/shrug.

Creston
If you have some evidence that these guys actually had any say in the matter, then you may have at least some validity to your reasoning. Doesn't seem to me that they would have been involved in that decision, and couldn't have made the decision themselves. So holding them accountable is taking action against the wrong people. I don't see how it would send a message to other devs either unless there is clear understanding that these guys were directly involved in the decisions that lead to your retribution against them. I'm not seeing it.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Funded
15. Re: Grim Dawn Funded May 9, 2012, 04:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Any way you slice it, these guys weren't responsible for the decisions about whether to fix bugs post-release or not. Laying blame there seems kind of ridiculous.

I'm chipping in on this one, just because the mechanics they've described sound interesting, and they've already got the game basically built, aside from needing to add a lot more content to fill it out.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Interview
53. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 16:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ASeven wrote on May 7, 2012, 14:50:
In other, better news...

Grim Dawn fully funded just now!

Awesome. I haven't bought into that one yet. Guess I was waiting around for the Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns ones to finish. Gonna get in now though. Hope they can raise a lot more and add more content.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Announced
19. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Announced May 7, 2012, 15:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on May 7, 2012, 14:40:
Nice, keep the same formula, be nice to be able to zoom out more and definatly got to have the same kind of chatter, that was one great thing about CoH... jesus conrad tie your fucking laces ... course having quit the hardware cold war years ago I prolly wont even be able to run it.
Building a gaming rig is cheap these days, especially if you aren't concerned with running the latest FPS games with all options maxed out at 100+fps.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Interview
9. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 10:47 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Wallshadows wrote on May 7, 2012, 10:39:
From what I recall, the reason there is no offline mode is due to the fact that most of the items, if not all, are stored server side to prevent the wide-spread duping found in D2 and D1 where the information was stored locally. Could you imagine the RMAH with Diablo 2 duping?

Another ruststorm could come and wipe out all the duped items or items disappear after you leave the game and those who bought in to them will be calling for heads to roll while the seller cashes out.

It makes sense to me and if it actually makes a dupe-free market then I think this design will impress more people than turn away.
If you keep offline chars offline, there is no problem with this. That's what post 5 was talking about.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Interview
8. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 10:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
deqer wrote on May 7, 2012, 10:32:
"and why they will not incorporate an 'offline mode."

Really? Because all I got from this interview was the same bullshit they've been feeding us before? I thought this interview would have a REAL answer. "Security", and "People angry for not knowing about online mode, and cant bring their character online." are not real answers; that's the same bullshit from before.

It's bullshit because the solution to THAT is quite simple. If it's called "Offline", wouldn't that be the slightest clue to the player that they will be offline? And wouldn't a simple hazard-themed popup warning message resolve that issue? The solution is so simple.
Exactly. Their reasons are absolutely bullshit. They are concerned about people being angry that they can't bring their offline chars online, but not about all the things about being online-only that make people angry? Yeah, bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
32. Re: Steam Top 10 May 7, 2012, 03:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 7, 2012, 01:55:
Official site if you bought T2 there that gets you into the Neverwinter beta. But well beyond that, what is the big hurry to preorder a game with no ship date? It wasn't like is was on sale.
Where is that deal? I didn't see it on the TL2 site.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 May 6, 2012, 19:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Played the demo. Sniper V2 pretty much sucks. What kind of sniper game has you basically killing everything that moves in the entire map in order to win? That's just dumb.

Oh, and I'm in agreement that the pre-order incentive for TL2 sucks. I already have TL1. Why do I need another copy?
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 3 Standalone Expansion Plans
37. Re: Saints Row 3 Standalone Expansion Plans May 5, 2012, 00:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
NKD wrote on May 4, 2012, 23:27:
Jerykk wrote on May 4, 2012, 22:55:
However the discussion was whether SR3 ran at 30FPS or 60

The discussion was whether or not the game was properly optimized for ATI cards, which it isn't. You managed to get a decent framerate through brute force (Crossfire 6870s) but you shouldn't need to. Not for a port of a console game designed for 6-year-old hardware. If you have an Nvidia card, you get better performance with weaker hardware. And that's the whole problem. The game should run just as well on ATI cards as it does on Nvidia cards but that's not the case.

Sadly that's why I don't bother with ATI anymore. If it's not a driver problem, it's a lazy developer problem. Over the last 15 years that I've owned 3d graphics cards, Nvidia has consistently given me the fewest problems. If things change at some point, I'll reconsider, but slightly better performance in a couple of games isn't worth the uncertainty.

I don't know that it makes much difference. Over the last several years I've heard a lot of complaining about Nvidia cards too. I've had both Geforce and Radeon cards over the years, and aside from one card that stopped being able to handle anything but regular 2d desktop stuff, I haven't had any real problems.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 3 Standalone Expansion Plans
27. Re: Saints Row 3 Standalone Expansion Plans May 4, 2012, 11:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on May 4, 2012, 01:57:
By "ran fine," do you mean you got a constant 60 FPS?
I didn't monitor it or anything, but that's because it played smoothly for me. I'm sure I didn't have the settings jacked all the way up or anything, but it seemed fine to me.

As for the game itself, I like the humor and I'm glad they decided to just roll with the over-the-top parody thing. It works. It's fun. I hope they survive to make SR4.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization May 4, 2012, 02:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Lord Tea wrote on May 4, 2012, 01:22:
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2012, 21:37:
Wow, why on earth does anyone use AT&t?!

because they have one of the best networks/coverage in the U.S.
because they have the best data coverage in the U.S.
because they used to be the only carrier to offer the iPhone and plenty of people are still locked in a contract.
because their network can handle stress better than their competitors.

The list goes on...

I do have an iPhone and although I don't particularly like AT&T they have the best overall coverage here. And all their competitors suck. I've once tried Sprint when they had their "simply everything" plan but their data speeds are abysmal to a point where "simply everything takes forever". People are using AT&T because there are no better alternatives.

Depends on where you live I guess. Sprint's network is much better than AT&T here. Verizon probably has a better network than either of them, but I like not having to worry about going over my data limit and getting throttled or charged out the ass for it. As for their network handling stress better, that's a new one on me. Never heard that claim about AT&T before. It's usually the opposite.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 3 Standalone Expansion Plans
15. Re: Saints Row 3 Standalone Expansion Plans May 4, 2012, 01:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on May 4, 2012, 01:04:
Dades wrote on May 3, 2012, 23:16:
Great game, definitely picking up the expansion. They really did right by PC gamers with the port this time too.

Depends on whether you're using an Nvidia or ATI card. ATI cards run the game like ass. Volition said that they were aware of the issues and would fix them but that was a months ago. Haven't heard a peep since then.
Ran fine for me on my ATI card. Definitely one of the more entertaining games of last year. Only thing that pissed me off about it was the damn motorcycles getting stuck in the raised bridges. That seriously needs fixing.
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance Back in Action Patch; DLC Plans
3. Re: Jagged Alliance Back in Action Patch; DLC Plans May 3, 2012, 10:27 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Looks like a lot of good changes. I wonder if they'll have an updated demo. When I tried the previous demo, it seemed that the only way to win was to engage from maximum range with rifles and just try to pick them all off as they came toward you. Stealth was basically useless because they could spot you extremely easily, and they were much better shots than they should be with their weapons in automatic fire mode. Made the game seem terribly boring. Nothing like JA2. Hard to tell whether the AI has actually been fixed or not.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews May 2, 2012, 19:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on May 2, 2012, 14:42:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 2, 2012, 14:14:
it's a linear shooter with small levels and brain-dead AI .. 6 out of 10 sounds to me like a good score for that.

Verno (I think) said it sucked. He's usually fair and a good reviewer. I'll believe him.
Looks like complete suck to me. The ballistics modeling is probably the only cool thing about it. Other than that it's a straight run-n-gun game. You're a sniper that kills motherfucking everybody, and, oh yeah, then you kill your target too. Very lame.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auctions Detailed
69. Re: Diablo III Auctions Detailed May 2, 2012, 13:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerusahat wrote on May 2, 2012, 12:46:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 2, 2012, 05:05:
Jerusahat wrote on May 1, 2012, 22:34:
Every player can have the same unique item. "Unique" means that it can only drop once per playthrough for you, and if you already possess it, it won't drop again.

What? Where exactly did you read/hear this? Uniques from Diablo 2, are now "Legendaries" in Diablo 3, and there is no limit to how many times they can drop in a playthrough, although the odds are of course slim. Even in D2, the same 'unique' could drop several times in one game. It was an erroneous term at best, that's why it's changed now. Also, accursed WoW influence.

I'll refer you to my previous post, where I linked to a Bashiok post where he stated that D2 uniques only dropped once per-game, and that they're called Legendaries now. If you have a source for the change to drop chance, post it.

I wonder how rare a Legendary item will be in D3. In the Path of Exile beta it took me 120 levels across three characters before I found my first unique. That shit is rare.
 
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