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Nickname Devinoch
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Description Host of Starlight Society Podcast - http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Former Product Manager - Zattikka Games.
Former Producer/Lead Designer - Fierce Wombat Games.
Former Associate Producer - Kabam.
Former Customer Service Manager - GameSpot.
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Homepage http://tinyurl.com/starlightsociety/
Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 17:08
Total Comments 264 (Amateur)
User ID 13926
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship

84. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 14:25 Devinoch
 
Does anyone else get the impression there's just a "top this" bet running over there at CIGames? "Think this is the point they'll break?" "Ha! Doug's going to introduce a $1200 ship next month, and he'll sell a hundred of them..."  



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News Comments > RollerCoaster Tycoon World in December

9. Re: RollerCoaster Tycoon World in December Sep 30, 2015, 03:47 Devinoch
 
This "Nvizzio" doesn't have a great track record for products thusfar, I'm sorry to say...  



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News Comments > BATTLETECH Kickstarter

36. Re: BATTLETECH Kickstarter Sep 29, 2015, 20:10 Devinoch
 
I chipped in for $25. I've liked Shadowrun.  



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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

4. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 28, 2015, 13:44 Devinoch
 
panbient wrote on Sep 28, 2015, 10:33:
nin wrote on Sep 28, 2015, 10:02:
Rock Band 4's First Major Update Detailed, Here's What It Adds.

Keyboards?


Even better!!! Variable scroll speed!

WOOOooooooo.....

Somehow that's apparently a higher demand than something like online play.

It actually really really is. If you've ever played with someone on the peak level of difficulty, they sometimes had trouble playing with less skilled people because the scroll wasn't individualized, and they couldn't get the tempo to match what they needed to be playing. I played at hard for most of my tenure in the game, but we had two guys who braved Expert now and then, and they absolutely needed the faster scroll when we were playing hard stuff and had a rookie on drums or bass.
 



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News Comments > Prison Architect Breaks Out Next Month

11. Re: Prison Architect Breaks Out Next Month Sep 22, 2015, 21:08 Devinoch
 
I've been amazingly pleased with this game in most stages of development...  



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News Comments > Hearthstone Power Inflation Addressed

18. Re: Hearthstone Power Inflation Addressed Sep 10, 2015, 16:26 Devinoch
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 14:40:
Magic online is decent but you find the decks you know to hate there.. no proper draft type or arena type game modes at all.

Uh, no. MTGO has draft - it's paid, but it is the original form of drafting. Saying MTGO doesn't have drafting is like saying Hearthstone doesn't have a sortable card collection - just because you didn't see it on first glance doesn't mean it isn't there. MTGO has hundreds of drafts firing every single day.
 



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News Comments > Dota 2 Reborn Born

10. Re: Dota 2 Reborn Born Sep 10, 2015, 15:11 Devinoch
 
Task wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 14:56:
Best part of DoTA F2P?: No silly grind, choose any hero (depending on game mode)

Yeah, this is the part of HotS that annoys me the most, truth be told...
 



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News Comments > Dota 2 Reborn Born

7. Re: Dota 2 Reborn Born Sep 10, 2015, 13:38 Devinoch
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 09:44:
I wish I could get into DOTA2. I discovered I liked MOBAs through HOTS, and I also discovered I disliked the terrible matchmaking and reliance on your teammates of HOTS. DOTA however, and it's unknown and completely unremarkable list of characters, are not providing any draw at all....

So, what, you only watch movies from a series you've already found you like? Seems poor.

I play both, but Dota is easily the deeper and more well-rounded experience. Sure, it's also got a steeper learning curve, but I think it's also more satisfying. I play HotS like it's fast food, while Dota is more like making a meal for myself - fast food is reliable, quick and easy, but it's always going to be pretty much the same, while cooking for myself is higher risk, but often much more satisfying...
 



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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Adding Silence Penalty

20. Re: Heroes of the Storm Adding Silence Penalty Sep 8, 2015, 17:26 Devinoch
 
No. The example they used is Abathur. He's a Hero that looks like he's not doing anything if you're not familiar with him since he can sit in base. Basically you can attach a symbiote to another player and play through your teammate. But from your team's perspective, you're just sitting around not moving. I imagine he'd get reported quite a bit for AFKing.

It happens a lot less in the higher ranks, but people who are seeing him for the first time tend to flip out a bit. I imagine there's probably an auto grace flag for a player on Abathur who gets reported for AFKing by someone who's very new to the game...
 



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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Updated

1. Re: Heroes of the Storm Updated Sep 8, 2015, 17:20 Devinoch
 
Heh. Saw the Chain Bomb nerf coming a mile away...  



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News Comments > Gilbert to Disney on Monkey Island Rights: "Call Me"

22. Re: Gilbert to Disney on Monkey Island Rights: Sep 5, 2015, 06:19 Devinoch
 
MacLeod wrote on Sep 4, 2015, 21:07:
harlock wrote on Sep 4, 2015, 18:25:
hopefully people will get tired of the nostalgia trip at some point

seems to be reaching saturation point with all the reboots, remakes, etc. etc.

I do kind of agree on this... but at the same time I would really like another Monkey Island game.

That being said, Gilbert has stated that he wouldn't do another one unless he owned the IP (he said this in one of his blogs a year or so ago, he softened it to "i don't know if I could..." for this one, but I get the sense that, really, he still wants to own the property.

Disney isn't going to sell it off. Nevermind that I don't see them doing it in general, but Monkey Island kind of competes with the Pirates of the Carribean franchise (seriously... how many direct PotC attraction references are in the original), so they're definitely not letting it go.

This is way more than needed to be written, but I'm 75% drunk and feel like ranting. lol.

Eh. Disney might sell it off. The Lucasgames stuff is literally the very bottom of what they bought Lucasfilm for.
 



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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Ending

3. Re: Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Ending Sep 4, 2015, 02:07 Devinoch
 
That's still over 10 hours playing. Ugh. Not cool, Zeus.  



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News Comments > Dota 2 Reborn Update

2. Re: Dota 2 Reborn Update Sep 2, 2015, 15:02 Devinoch
 
Barring some bug stomping still to be done, overall it's a massive improvement.  



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News Comments > Boss Key Shattering Countdown

2. Re: Boss Key Shattering Countdown Aug 23, 2015, 16:01 Devinoch
 
An announcement regarding the announcement of further announcements will be announced at a later announcement.  



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News Comments > Dota 2 The Majors Series Unveiled

2. Re: Dota 2 The Majors Series Unveiled Aug 22, 2015, 18:35 Devinoch
 
ForgedReality wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:38:
Shit just got real.

Bout time we had more Valve sanctioned/focused events other than the International.
 



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News Comments > Duke Nukem Lawsuits Settled

17. Re: Duke Nukem Lawsuits Settled Aug 19, 2015, 14:11 Devinoch
 
Wait, we still get the residuals, right? WHAT?!?!? We Don't?!?! WHY NOT!?!?!

How do I business? Does someone know what this handbasket is for?
 



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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Patched

1. Re: Heroes of the Storm Patched Aug 18, 2015, 13:28 Devinoch
 
The Jaina nerf is probably the most important one, but there's lots of good fixes in here. Glad to see they're keeping an active hand on this.  



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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Diablo III Rewards

5. Re: Heroes of the Storm Diablo III Rewards Aug 18, 2015, 01:13 Devinoch
 
Oh. Right. I get him free. Cool.  



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News Comments > Seven Announced

11. Re: Seven Announced Aug 17, 2015, 14:15 Devinoch
 
We'll see. I haven't enjoyed a Thief-like game since, well, Thief. I will keep an eye on it, but my skepticism runs strong.  



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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 10, 2015, 01:56 Devinoch
 
ViRGE wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 15:50:
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 15:09:
Does anyone care beyond LOL nerds?
No. But according to the player stats there are a ton of LOL nerds, so it's still important to a lot of people.

Actually, eSports non-compete clauses are going to be pretty important to a lot of people fairly quickly, I'd imagine. The question becomes whether or not you can lock someone down to just one title professionally, or allow them to cross-train. I personally think it's better to let players play whatever whenever, but hey, I'm not running the tournaments.
 



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