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Nickname Merc248
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Signed On Mar 10, 2002, 04:39
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News Comments > Game Guidance
1. bunk Apr 6, 2007, 15:56 Merc248
this is stupid, there should only be one sentence in the whole FAQ:

"get the other guy in an endless bugged combo before they do; everything else in the game follows from this principle"

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: What would you do ... Mar 12, 2007, 12:01 Merc248
What sort of textbooks are we talking about here?

(I myself am always looking for really good, old math textbooks)

Oh, and... I'd try to find a used bookstore and sell it to them. That's probably the best option aside from simply donating them to a book drive or whatever else.

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News Comments > New Battlefield 2 Project Reality
20. Re: Amazing Mod Feb 12, 2007, 02:01 Merc248
The first poster missed a lot of the more interesting changes that make the mod a lot more teamplay oriented than vanilla BF2 (and even previous iterations of the mod):

1. Rally points. They eliminated regular spawn points at the flags and replaced them with bags o' stuff that can be destroyed by grenades or C4, though they also added in the ability for squad leaders to create said bags o' stuff, provided that they also have an officer's kit and at least four people in their squad. Makes battles much more dynamic.

2. Crewman and pilot kits. In addition to the ground vehicles requiring at least two people to operate it completely (one driver, one gunner), you also have to get a crewman or pilot kit in order to operate a ground vehicle / aircraft. In addition, you also have to be in the same SQUAD as the other crewmen in order to operate the vehicle effectively.

3. Limited kits. No more 20 person sniper teams, etc. It scales with the amount of people on the server too.

And much much more...

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News Comments > LGS Unveiled
1. awesome. Jan 31, 2007, 20:47 Merc248
The Lordz ( are extremely talented. I've played Napoleonic: Total War a while ago and was extremely impressed (even if there were a few liberties taken with the units due to technical limitations of the Medieval: Total War engine) with the gameplay and the historical accuracy of everything. They also just released Napoleonic: Total War 2 for Rome: Total War not too long ago, and while I haven't played it, it seems pretty high quality as well.

In other words, I've a lot of good faith in the collaboration between the two studios and hope that they create an even better Napoleonic strategy game.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: $100 off ps3 Jan 16, 2007, 20:47 Merc248
It is in a lot of respects (you simply jiggle your Wiimote when you want to attack, jiggle your nunchuck when you want to do a spin attack, etc.) though later on in the game, you learn more attacks where you get to use the two controllers a bit better (for instance, one of the first early moves you learn is the shield bash, where you have to move your nunchuck forward toward the screen.)

There's also fishing, which makes full use of both the Wiimote and nunchuck.

But yeah, I would agree with Gamespot, it does seem a bit tacked on, they had a lot potential to improve on the controls. I was disappointed to learn that they took out the previous bow and arrow setup, where you actually had to taut back your Wiimote before you could shoot an arrow out; that would've add quite a bit of immersion by itself if it was left in the game.

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News Comments > Gothic 3 Euro Patch
2. thank god Nov 8, 2006, 01:38 Merc248
that memory bug was the worst. usually it was impossible to free up enough memory in order to circumvent the error message, so you'd always come out with a hosed game save.

i'm glad they fixed it early on, though i wish they would've had it fixed before the game shipped.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Nice. Sep 22, 2006, 17:09 Merc248
Microsoft just made it easy for upgrade cracks to be made. :x

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News Comments > New Red Orchestra Content Next Week
12. Re: No subject Jul 21, 2006, 03:25 Merc248
What the fuck are you talking about?

This is a completely different game and engine altogether.

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News Comments > ATI Oblivion Beta Driver
15. No subject Apr 6, 2006, 22:23 Merc248
chuck doesn't sleep. he waits.

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News Comments > Subscription Free PlanetSide
24. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2006, 22:46 Merc248
i liked the game much more when they didn't have the lattice system in place. i remember one memorable experience when it was me as a squad leader along with around... 6-8 other guys? everyone on the squad was serious about the teamplay, so when we did move into a small outpost guarded by like 8 guys, we first moved in with a wedge formation, stopped right before the hill, then had a scout go forward to see if there's anything going on right outside. we employed various amounts of squad tactics... nowadays, it's just a huge zerg fest.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. in the 19th century Jan 11, 2006, 04:47 Merc248
"In the 19th century, music was seen as a highly valued treasure with fundamental and near-mystical powers of human communication," said North.

that's because in the 19th century, music was BETTER

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News Comments > Irth Online Dated
17. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2005, 20:57 Merc248
Which is a shame, because Wish was a damn fine MMORPG for the short week or two that it was in beta. I participated in a few roleplaying GM ran sessions, which was an incredible experience in general in an MMORPG.

Hopefully someone can agree with me on this? :x

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News Comments > BF2 Meta Game
10. Re: meh Sep 28, 2005, 16:33 Merc248
This thing sounds almost exactly like 21st Century Combat, which is another Desert Combat/Battlefield 2 league that puts people at random into divisions, which are divided into companies, etc.

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News Comments > EA & Valve
29. Re: No subject Jul 18, 2005, 17:54 Merc248
I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.


And now, I must run to the bathroom to puke the rest of Valve's dignity out.

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News Comments > BF2 Linux Server - Hacked Servers De-listed
16. Re: Way to support the community Jun 15, 2005, 00:17 Merc248

Go for it. Tons of people are complaining about this very shit... server ops and entire clans have dropped support for the game because of this, and you've got quite a bit of community backlash from this.

Good fucking job, EA.

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News Comments > AC: Throne of Destiny Delayed
12. Re: you are not cute Apr 25, 2005, 21:20 Merc248
Except it wasn't a shitty game.

Oh well.

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News Comments > The Mod Squads - Q2-DOOM 3 Screenshots
28. Re: Heh. Apr 24, 2005, 04:29 Merc248
Yeah... Generations was shut down because they used Quake 1 material... I think they ALSO used Doom 1/2 textures, but I'm not entirely sure on that.

Now, after they were shut down, SoG was created in order to make a 100% legal "Generations clone". iD didn't shut them down because everything was made from scratch, EVEN if it was the same exact premise (multiplayer mod with Quake 1, Doom, Wolfenstein, and Quake 2).

Oh yeah, there was also YFDoom for Quake 1... that didn't get shut down either, even if the 3D models had a striking resemblance to Doom's sprites (especially the first person view weapons... everything was almost exact).

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News Comments > Tales of Alvin Maker MMORPG
5. Re: No subject Jan 8, 2005, 17:17 Merc248
extremely off topic, but a great post nevertheless.

i love the gothic series myself, even if the controls are extremely cumbersome.

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News Comments > Game & Mod Development
3. Re: No subject Aug 27, 2004, 12:31 Merc248
i've always hated these tech industry scholarships and opportunities that are geared only for women. seriously, you can't change the demographics of people that are interested in a certain industry.


i remember back when i was in my cisco networking class in high school. there were at least 3 opportunities to head over to microsoft, but you had to be a girl. i mean, jesus h christ, barely anyone even signed up! they were announcing it over the intercom several times to try to get people to sign up for this all girl microsoft camp crap, while all of us male idiots were trying to compete for a microsoft internship. of course, the only person who was ever accepted to that internship in our class was a girl.

bah. fuck.

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