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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin Trailer
1. Re: DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin Trailer Feb 27, 2015, 20:00 Paranoid Jack
 
Other than the six or more months of beta testing and the first six months of WoW just after release... no other game has given me so many hours of enjoyment. Between the PS3 and the PC version I must have between five and six hundred hours of play. And I almost hate myself for it but I'm even thinking about buying the PS4 version just because I love the game so much.

I just hope that Bloodbourne is as good as the previous three Souls games. If so I am thinking about reducing my purchases for the remainder of this year. I've bought so many games on Steam which mostly go unplayed after I sample them and quickly get bored with them. After you've played a game with this type of atmosphere and tension it is hard to find other games that can compete with it.

I'm just waiting to hear something concrete about the PS4 and PC releases. I would hope they would offer a cheap PS4 upgrade if you insert your PS3 disc and a free upgrade if you already own it and the DLC on the PC. So far I'm not hearing what I want to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cg3vnui8OyQ

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 12:34 Paranoid Jack
 
Efflixi wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 09:39:
Saw this dress on Reddit. Turns out, the dress is literally blue/black and the photo is severely overexposed and color shifted. I personally see it as bluish-white/gold in the original photo but the links below provide more info:

Actual colors in original photo: http://i.imgur.com/RsvSM5N.jpg
Actual dress in normal colors: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roman-Womens-Detail-Bodycon-Dress/dp/B00SJEUCWU

I too see the first photo as white and gold... what worries me is that I new it was of Roman styling.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
75. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 26, 2015, 21:21 Paranoid Jack
 
JediPunisher wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 19:54:
Gas Bandit wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 19:08:
Squeal like a pig, you shits. Competition. YES. Sew those nipple-flaps in your shirts up, because the gravy train is DERAILED.

Ok, exactly how is that going to work? ISPs will now be treated like utilities... Not a lot of competition there. The idea is that every household has water, gas, and electric, so every household should have access to broadband.

One of the many problems with net neutrality is that ISPs such as Comcast invest tons of money for infrastructure into the regions that will produce that best bang for their buck... So, they might lay fiber optic cable in a middle class neighborhood, school or business district long before less affluent or less populous areas. That will all change, as ISPs have to bring those areas up to par... which will take years and cost a fortune, which will be passed along to us. Not to mention that the QoS for the rest of us will suck as ISPs try to save money by overloading their server nodes as they spread their existing bandwidth around.

They have all spent billions to grow the infrastructures but the returns are well worth it. They make billions in profit quarterly. So yes, they invest money but like the old saying goes, 'You Have To Spend Money To Make Money', right? What most people are forgetting is that the local providers were given money for more decades than they weren't in the form of our tax dollars and tax breaks so that they could build the infrastructure that they currently have. Not until the last decade or so have they refused government money.

As far as them only building in lucrative areas... what do you think they have been doing all along? The agreements they made with the government ten to fifteen years back are the only reason we have what internet we have in rural America. After those agreements ran out and they ran all the small ISPs into the ground the price has done nothing but rise. And they have done nothing to continue building their networks to those rural areas.

I pay almost as much now for the same service as I did four years ago. So that is great you say? WTF am I talking about? I now get 50% off as an employee concession. When I signed up I was only get 25% off. So my TV/Internet fees have almost doubled in the last four years. Have my speeds? Hell, no! In fact I can't even consistently stream YouTube on the lowest settings on a 12mbps connection to my PC. Why? Because Google/YouTube is refusing to pay for the fast lane. So I get a notice on the bottom of the failed to stream video and if I follow the link it tells me how shitty my provider is and that I should switch to the competition. What is funny is that same connection plugged into my smart TV streams anything and everything just fine including YouTube. That is what these rules are about... stopping these greed fuckers from all the shit they have been up to for the past decade.

Oh, those existing regulations which they have been trying for years to over-turn are the only reason rural areas still have services period. If those rules which the providers agreed to with open arms while taking billions in government hand outs were to be abolished everyone outside of a lucrative area would be shut down after receiving a sixty or ninety day notice letter. The letter will tell them how they'll be happy to provide you with another of the more expensive services they provide like spotty to no cell phone coverage.

I'm never in favor of more or bigger government but this is not that. These are simply rules and regulations to curb the rampant rape of the customer and internet based services in general. Why should I pay high prices for shitty internet service and be refused access to a stream/service because the provider of that service refuses to pay for fast lane access via the same ISP I've already paid?

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 20, 2015, 03:35 Paranoid Jack
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 01:57:
@ Jack.
Can I ask a question? Why are you still there? You seem an articulate intelligent person. I'm sure you could get another job if you wanted.

Sent you an e-mail so as not to air anymore of my dirty laundry.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards
7. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards Feb 20, 2015, 01:27 Paranoid Jack
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 01:21:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 00:20:
Dude, did you read your comment? Two words are off? Or is that another language mixed in with your English?

Are the kids saying hay now instead of the? And day instead of dollars?

If are find it unpossible to type, for are you GRAMMAR NAZI!

LoL, you should have corrected me for using too many question marks.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 20, 2015, 01:18 Paranoid Jack
 
Several good points brought up here. All sad but true. I've been working for the Evil Empire for eighteen years now. Nothing has improved since they bought the company that hired me. Customer service is at an all time low because most reps are contractors and/or low paid temp employees that have nothing to lose. Not to mention with call centers all over the world there are no repercussions. Hell, they have no tracking of calls. Have you ever called in with an issue that was never resolved just to call back in and be told by the rep that there is no record of your previous calls/issues? I see this first hand almost daily. It has happened to me repeatedly with the company I work for. So if they treat the employee customer like shit what do you think happens with the customer with no link to the company?

Add to that the piss poor management (from the top down) treating employees/customers like shit... well, nothing will get any better until the customers have a better option. At this point there are no options. You pick what you consider the lesser of the evils. It sucks but what else can you do? And they know that. For example the internet, you leave provider A for provider B? So what... they know you will most likely be back when the promo with provider B runs out and you get hit with the regular priced bill. Corporate America is a barrel of rotten apples. It started out with just the one... but it spread quickly.

 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards
5. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards Feb 20, 2015, 00:20 Paranoid Jack
 
Dude, did you read your comment? Two words are off? Or is that another language mixed in with your English?

Are the kids saying hay now instead of the? And day instead of dollars?
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards
2. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards Feb 19, 2015, 23:38 Paranoid Jack
 
Darks wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 21:20:
So, when we see someone riding this thing in game we can all go, hey look at hay loser who paid over 300 day for a Tiger mount.

I'm not as think as you drunk I am?

I've posted numerous buzzed comments here but you my friend have taken the cake!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 15, 2015, 14:18 Paranoid Jack
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 13:45:
So how long is this age of "post-apocalyptic zombie survival crafting games" going to last? The Worth a Buy on H1Z1 showed me enough to stay a mile away, at least for now.

Yep, just like nin said. Like the FPS any zombie/apocalyptic/survivor game that has tension and gets your adrenaline going will sell. You and I may not always like that fact but I understand it. I was just playing some H1Z1. I got killed after taking out a shotgun toting survivor his friend came running to the rescue and got a well placed head shot. The game is fun. Better than DayZ the Mod and glad to see DayZ SA drop off the list again. I am hoping to revisit it when/if they drop the price or have a sale on it. Not likely since it has been in beta/early access for years and has not once gone on sale.

Mack is entertaining but his revisit of H1Z1 is a bit off. But like he says he is simply stating his opinion of it being "worth-a-buy" not reviewing it. Just hold off and it will be free to play soon enough. Still feel I have gotten my moneys worth plus some. More than I can say for a few of the recent AAA titles I've purchased at full price.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 8, 2015, 13:07 Paranoid Jack
 
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 8, 2015, 12:33:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZupxUXJWl8

Unfortunately Mack is not 100% accurate with some of what he is saying in that revisited worth a buy. A lot of what he is talking about is server side settings. So there are several server types you can play on. By launch I'm thinking there will be ten times more. Don't like the hunger/thirst ratio join a server with it tuned down. He is right the game in PvP is mostly deathmatch.

I like the game so far. Don't care for the airdrop system for all the reasons (plus more) that he goes into. But the game is far beyond DayZ the Mod. I may retry DayZ SA but not at full price ($35).

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News Comments > H1Z1 Beta Patch & Character Wipe
5. Re: H1Z1 Beta Patch & Character Wipe Feb 5, 2015, 21:50 Paranoid Jack
 
I love Mack's reviews too but IMO he is only around 50/50... going by the games I have played that he has slammed. I still enjoy his rants but most of the games he plays/reviews I wouldn't be interested in. So just like Angry Joe you have to remember he is trying to entertain and gain viewers as much as he is trying to be honest and unbiased.

In small doses H1N1 can be more fun than DayZ the Mod and just as good if not better than most of the survival genre. But just like every other game is being ruined by hackers. Unless you are grouping (which is not easy to do) and/or one of you has a vehicle and survives the hostile encounters it is a nightmare to regroup. For twenty bucks it was worth it to me. If you can wait for the release it will be more than worth it... since it is free.

After somebody here commented on it I took another look at DayZ the Mod. I tried it and was immediately turned off since it has not changed much from what I remembered. So then I looked at DayZ SA and was not willing to purchase it for thirty... today I noticed it has increased to thirty five? For the years it has been in beta I don't remember it once going on sale and now they have increased the price?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 5, 2015, 07:02 Paranoid Jack
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 03:12:
Makes perfect sense for a country that wants total control over its citizens.

Here in the USA we don't have to do that, because the government already knows everything we're doing, and keeps records going back a decade. Thanks NSA!

I think they keep those files indefinitely. There is a site you can input your name along with a few details and it will give you a list of every address you've ever lived at (rental agreement or mortgage) in the USA... plus the other occupants of the address. I'm fifty this year. Last time I checked it still had my records dating back to my parents house. That's three decades back. Only locations not listed were military installations. Those must be kept elsewhere.


Armengar wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 05:29:
most sites want you to use real names. I have never used my real name for ANY website. Even my email address isn't *my* real name but good enough to look like one!

Unless you have your ISP account under somebody else's name or an alias... they don't need your real name. They already have it. And unless you purchased the devices your accessing the Internet with second hand or via cash it/they are linked to your credit card/real name.

So many people think the Internet grants anonymity but it really doesn't. Nothing wrong with reducing your risk but then again unless you're doing something illegal I see no reason to worry.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2015, 23:01 Paranoid Jack
 
Best game Super Bowl or otherwise I have seen in decades. The last few minutes were priceless.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2015, 14:04 Paranoid Jack
 
At work we use to have a photo of two wire thieves burnt to a chrisp down in Texas by the live wire they were trying to pull from a lite pole. In large cities the theft has to be black market activity because they require the same equipment to pull those large cable runs out of the conduit that was just placed (not yet spliced in) by the local providers. During the housing boom it was happening quite a bit, not so much lately. Fiber will be the next big thing. One has to assume the stolen facilities are being sold/used south of the border.

Our company moved to plastic pedestals just because the homeless and/or tweakers were stealing the metal covers/doors. Now any idiot on his riding mown can take out a pedestal exposing it to the weather and rodents. Don't even get me started on how much easier it is for a drunk to run them down causing no damage to thier vehicles. Plus the farmers, ranchers, and nut harvesters run them down without skipping a beat.

I use to think it was a bad thing now I look at it as job security. I know it's not PC but one of my old sayings is, the three Rs of job security are retards, rodents, and rain.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Video; Previews
14. Re: The Witcher III Video; Previews Jan 26, 2015, 22:57 Paranoid Jack
 
Was that a young Ringo Star crawling out from under a wagon after losing his horse to a griffin? I'm in!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2015, 21:48 Paranoid Jack
 
Thanks to the discussion on the H1Z1 thread a few days back I am now revisiting DayZ the Mod and watching some SA videos.... it looks better than I remember it. I hope I can withstand the urge to buy it.

I think for most people the zombies are just part of the back ground. Most play them to experience the survival aspect and it is mainly the threat of other players that make the genre such a thrill.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Early Access Sells 3M
18. Re: DayZ Early Access Sells 3M Jan 24, 2015, 21:08 Paranoid Jack
 
Personally, I think H1Z1 is the better game at this point. Dayz has been in development as a SA since 2012. And is far too buggy for that lengthy a development cycle. I doubt they will ever polish it up or remove that clunky feeling which has plagued the engine since the FlashPoint days on into ArmA 3.

Being in beta for years is just mind blowing on it's own. People enjoying it and buying it is not. I had a good time with it but the game was/is so full of hacks I couldn't fathom buying it now. Not saying H1Z1 doesn't have them. I've had three or four deaths that were questionable.

The way I see it if you are having fun and feel you are getting your money's worth... go for it. I had zero intention of buying H1Z1 until a thread here peaked my interest on a night I was feeling bored. So it is possible I will try DayZ again but I won't buy it again
without a demo or timed trial first. If it's the same game four years later (which is what I hear and see) forget about it.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisitions Patch to Fix Awkward Silences
24. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisitions Patch to Fix Awkward Silences Jan 20, 2015, 21:32 Paranoid Jack
 
Have they fixed the stupid AI warping next to the character you jump into while using the tactical camera mode?

I stopped playing the game because of it. Became so frustrating trying to take out higher level mobs. I'd tell my range attackers to stay back while the tanks went in close but as soon as you jumped into the tank everyone warps within ten feet of the dragons foot taking massive damage by every attack.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
42. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 18, 2015, 12:51 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm this > < close to purchasing just so I can see what all the angst is about. Hell, I purchased ArmA a second time on Steam just to try DayZ. So now after watching a few more videos I'm very close to pulling the trigger. I haven't played a first/third person zombie game in quite a while.

WTF, I'm going in...
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
40. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 18, 2015, 12:11 Paranoid Jack
 
Thanks again to several of you guys/girls who gave me quite a few Sunday Morning chuckles. Hell, even a couple lols. It's been another long sixty plus hour work week here so just thought I would say thanks.

As far as the original topic goes... with a leaning toward reality... it is a FREE TO PLAY game. The only way these work is with micro transactions and/or advertisements. Simple, right? So Early Access = Not Finished/Still In Development. Free To Play = You Don't Have To Buy It upon release. And we all can agree these things change (back to that early access thingy)? Lastly, the air drops are not mandatory and you will be given them in game on occasion from what I have read/heard. Sounds good to me so far. I don't read that as pay to win... seems a bit of a stretch.

I understand that games are our passion here... the reason we visit this site, well most of us. Yet some tend to need a reason to vent. Understandable. I have far too much interaction with people during my day to day job. Some of you may not have enough. So you come here to release some of the toxins building up inside.
 
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