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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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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
98. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 19:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Optional nickname wrote on May 23, 2012, 17:38:
Blizzard is deleting all my posts in tech support, and here too.

I wrote stuff about how their game has melted some of my hardware components, due to the repeated shut downs that tens of thousands of players are also experiencing, (but have no alternate system to post on)

all my comments deleted, and here at blues too, the Nvidia driver update story, GONE.

good riddance failed sequel attempt that is Diablo 3, totally believed my gut feeling that this was going to be a disastrous dumbed down sequel, waiting all this time, for what, lol

COMON GRIM DAWN!!! TAKE US OUTTA HERE.
No idea what you're talking about. Your post in the NVidia thread here is still there, as is the story itself. I don't doubt that Blizzard deleted your post. You seem to offer no evidence of anything, and just pulled some random statistic out of your ass about how many people are experiencing the problem. Of course they'd probably delete your post even quicker if you had evidence, but I find it terribly difficult to work up any sympathy for anyone that bought D3 anyway.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
4. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 11:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Creating more PC gamers is a good thing. I still find it funny that people were buying new vid cards for this game though. I just couldn't get into the game though. Of course I tried the TL2 beta, and despite my hopes, I wasn't really getting into that either Still find Path of Exile to be more interesting than either of those, and it still needs a lot of work too.

 
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News Comments > Mech Warrior Online Beta This Week
6. Re: Mech Warrior Online Beta This Week May 22, 2012, 23:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cool, been waiting for this forever now. Hope I get a key, or someone takes pity on me and tosses me one. The mech drought has been so long...  
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News Comments > DmC Runs to PCs Next Year
8. Re: DmC Runs to PCs Next Year May 21, 2012, 22:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jivaro wrote on May 21, 2012, 21:01:
Fantaz wrote on May 21, 2012, 20:49:
We don't want to play this trash... keep it on consoles where all the DmC kiddies can have fun.

PC Gaming Master Race?
Hey, they made a choice to be dirty console gaming peasants.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
144. Re: I played about 1.5 hours of Torchlight 2 beta by myself. May 20, 2012, 22:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Ant wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:50:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:41:
Ant wrote on May 20, 2012, 19:57:
\[gets slimed]

HA! Love it!
I wonder how many people will get catch that joke.

Probably only us old people
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
68. Re: Op Ed May 20, 2012, 14:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Pigeon wrote on May 20, 2012, 12:44:
For a successful offline mode that doesn't doesn't increase the risk of item duping they'd probably have to have completely different coding for single player item dropping.
For the millionth time, that's just complete garbage. There is no risk of duping from offline play if those characters are never allowed to go online.

Verno wrote on May 20, 2012, 12:35:
Diablo is all about collecting crazy items and without those I might as well be playing WoW. This is a good example of what people are talking about on the forums.
This already annoyed me during the beta. The fact that any class could use almost any item just made the game less interesting. That it goes deeper than that and the whole loot system needs some kind of major adjustment is not surprising.

Edit: Oh and I also fit Creston's consistent profile. No Ubi, no BF3, no D3 for me. No Origin either. I don't want their shady crap on my system.

This comment was edited on May 20, 2012, 21:40.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
49. Re: Op Ed May 20, 2012, 03:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eunichron wrote on May 19, 2012, 19:50:
Cutter wrote on May 19, 2012, 18:41:
Edit: Just checked Amazon to see if they state anything about online connection required and they don't. So fair enough, maybe some people didn't know, but I still find it hard to believe it's the volume it apparently is.

I just checked my box and it says at the bottom, just above the system requirements, "INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. PLAYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL APPLICABLE INTERNET FEES. BATTLE.NET REGISTRATION REQUIRED." And it says on page 3 of the manual, "Diablo III is a completely integrated online experience..."

So, it's not for lack of Blizzard getting the information out there, but who actually reads the system requirements and manual anyway?
Still doesn't come out and say that you need to be connected constantly, and any little hiccup on their end or yours will boot you from the game. Why don't they just come out and say it?
 
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