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Nickname Wolfen
Email wolfen@wolfenproductions.com
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Signed On Jan 23, 2003, 02:58
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News Comments > No Xbox Half-Life 2?
70. Re: No subject Jun 9, 2003, 16:16 Wolfen
 
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Oh and the XBOX is a good piece of hardware and capable of a lot. Just because the XBOX has a 733MHz CPU doesn't mean it can't anything, consoles are built different. SNES has a 3MHz CPU and in 1991 was putting out better graphics and sound than any crap released on a 33-66MHz PC.
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No. 35's point is probably more on target in my personal opinion. The xbox sure is a decent machine, but the physics in HL2 may be to much for the 733. Especially the way they are using them. Just about everything seemed to have physics in it, and thats going to take a toll on even the beefy pc machines. And like he said, the calculations for AI going on with the Physics, is going to be KILLER. Im fearfull of HL2's "recomended" cpu requirements. Id imagine for the best effects your going to need a 1.5 megahertz min, and I mean bare bare min.

 
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News Comments > Metallica Game Trailer
1. Heh Jun 5, 2003, 20:50 Wolfen
 
I had a feeling it sounded like a twisted metal black spin off thingy ma bob.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Pot in Canada Jun 3, 2003, 22:46 Wolfen
 
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Fair or not, anyone in jail for using drugs is a moron.
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LOL. I dunno. Seems to have helped several countries out financially, and of course (and obviously under the circumstances) lowers crime rate.

It all really depends on the state. I hear texas has the harshest punishments for mary jane then any state so far.

Oh and btw, some states here are backing out on medical purposes. (California for one... in fact, I think I saw that in the OOTB section a while back)

Ah well. Its a matter of opinion yet again.

 
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News Comments > Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre
14. BHD: T T I W T L Jun 3, 2003, 22:35 Wolfen
 
Guess's anyone?

 
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News Comments > Richard Garriott Q&A
10. Re: TR is a MPOG Lobby Jun 3, 2003, 17:27 Wolfen
 
To #9.

I agree. Thats what it "sounds" like at this point. How it actually happens is another story. Interesting to see what he does.

As for personal dungeon stuff. Most all of them are starting to do it now. AO has done it for a long time. Just remember, its not that new. AO I think was one of the first to do it. Problem was, the personal areas were so gosh darn repetetive it was sad. They recently updated it with new, and exciting rooms, with more detail, but, in the end they still begin to repeat.

I think this is the next hurdle. All these games are going to be making personal dungeons, but how personal is it going to feel after the 30th time of seeing the same halls and rooms swapped around and reconfigured? How will the developers actually make them continue to feel so "unique" and personal to the player.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Tivo Jun 3, 2003, 12:19 Wolfen
 
"well duuuh"

Thats exactly!!!!!!! what I thought.

 
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News Comments > Rubies of Eventide Goes Live
28. Re: MMORPGs Jun 3, 2003, 00:13 Wolfen
 
In regards to Post 26.

Eh. I partially agree. DAOC was fun because of the PVP side of it. The RvR. But your right in the end as far as, your goals. Its experiance either way. It all depends on what you find fun I spose. Even if it is like gambling, people find it fun. Let em be.

And just to add, I think NwN rules.

 
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News Comments > Futuremark & NVIDIA Make Nice
3. Re: Slanderous Jun 3, 2003, 00:08 Wolfen
 
heh. What a odd turn of events. I think you nailed it there FuriousBroc

 
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News Comments > Rubies of Eventide Goes Live
25. Re: One more Jun 2, 2003, 21:16 Wolfen
 
I think the most ive had at once was three. So I was paying around 45 bucks a month for online games. Insanity. I realized then, eh screw it, ill play one, MAYBE two at a time. But if I dont play one for more then 2 weeks, I just cancell, becuase most likely I wont go back for the next couple of months or so.

 
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News Comments > Rubies of Eventide Goes Live
21. Re: One more Jun 2, 2003, 16:11 Wolfen
 
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of the one hundred and fifteen MMORPGS out there.

Still, offering a free download that you can try is cool. It most definitely beats the "give us 50 bucks, then your credit card number, and then we'll let you play. If you can get on that is."

I might give this a shot, but Galaxies Beta is taking up quite some time (most of it spent in grumbling on their beta boards).

Creston
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Dont think anyone said thats a bad thing. I like that formula as well. (Didnt a couple others offer a download trial as well?)

Id much rather download, play for a week or two, then decide if its worth getting the full retail version.

Sorta like how Neocron was a waste of my coin. Even if it was 20 bucks (that should of been my frist warning).


 
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News Comments > Rubies of Eventide Goes Live
15. Re: hmm.. Jun 2, 2003, 15:15 Wolfen
 
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First off, I haven't even looked at the game yet, but might just be me but I find the comments about $15 a month a little unedumacated... You don't have to pay anything for the game. You can try for 10 days. If you like it then you pay just $15. Then you can play it for 40 days. If you still like it pay for one more month. Thats $30. Which I have to say is a hell of a lot cheaper than most MMORPG that come out where you have to buy it first for $50-$60 and then pay monthly.
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Rubies of Eventide Pricing for 2003
1 month - $14.95
$35.85 for 3 months ($11.95/m) Save 20% off our standard rate!!
$65.70 for 6 months ($10.95/m) Look, over 25% off!!
$119.40 for a year ($9.95/m)Best deal for almost 35% off at $9.95 a month!!

Straight off the site. Last I checked, a month is still about 30 days.

Also, according to the page (which could be not have been updated for this part) says its still beta. The free download is beta anyways, and doesnt offer the beta on cd anymore. I dont think this game has technically gone retail yet. Either they will stay in a perpetual beta (how honorable to admit the game is never done).

If they continue to say its free out of beta, then its a deal to not have to pay for an online game.

 
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News Comments > Rubies of Eventide Goes Live
11. Re: hmm.. Jun 2, 2003, 14:41 Wolfen
 
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HAHAHAHA... $14.95.... thats cute.
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Thought you might like that.

 
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News Comments > Rubies of Eventide Goes Live
4. Re: No subject Jun 2, 2003, 14:00 Wolfen
 
(Begin sarcasm) Ohh goody, I am way to excited to see the all the new complaints about bugs, and patching for this game to. (End sarcasm)


P.S. If you didnt notice, its 15 bucks a month to play. Maybe well here some more complaining about that one to. =P

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News Comments > MMO Patches
47. Re: 10+ years? Jun 1, 2003, 23:48 Wolfen
 
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I think we may be on the verge of another game crash, as it did when the Atari 2600-era consoles had too many bad games flooding the market, except this time it will be for the PC. The exodus of developers from the PC platform has already begun. Only a few development houses survived that last round in '84. I'd like to hope that only the "good" game designers that make solid games will live through the next round.
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I dont really feel there will be a crash. But who knows, could happen.

I definatly wouldnt say the game designers, I would change that to "Publishers" since they are the ones who usually push the products out. Developers generally want more time, lots of time to perfect.


 
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News Comments > NWN: Shadows of Undrentide Gold
3. Re: No subject May 30, 2003, 21:24 Wolfen
 
Thats a tough one. I liked NWN for its (or fair attempt of) true AD&D Rules, and the editing package, which was great.

Though Morrowwind has its own great style as well. The environments were unique, and the game is like a 100 times longer then NWN heh. Its editing tools are fairly great as well.

I like both, but I prefer NWN.

 
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News Comments > MMO Patches
37. Re: Just some random comments May 30, 2003, 19:41 Wolfen
 
1) It is ridiculous that MMORPGs now get released with SHOWSTOPPER bugs in them. Not only do these people pay 50 bucks for the game, but they pay a MONTHLY fee in order to be able to play the damn thing. If a showstopper bug is in place for two of those months, you're out of 26 bucks for fucked up gameplay. At least with a non MMORPG game, your time after while you wait for a patch to fix the game is free. Not so in a MMORPG. MMORPG creators should be forced to refund monthly fees for every month that a showstopper is in place. (And yes, I'm well aware of the fact that most Eve players are still in their free time).
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I only agree about the fact that the showstopper bugs should not be released with ANY game.

As far as refunding goes, whos to stop them from cancelling there account untill the problem is fixed? Whos to stop the person from taking the game back to the store for a swap or refund? Only the player (and some possible store polocies)
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3) A little offtopic, remember the discussion we had a few weeks ago on here and some of us wondered how many MMORPGs there are, or are in development? PCGamer has done an article on them, and there are currently ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN MMORPGs existing or in development. I think publishers need to stop sniffing so much glue, and realise that his isn't going to work.

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I see lots of griping in our futures ; )
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Btw, 5500 people playing during peak hours? So that's what, 10.000 subscribers? Something tells me that unless they get a whole lot more, this game / interactive screensaver is not going to last very long. Now that EA has been the first to just unceremoniously pull the plug on a MMORPG (Motor City Online), and haven't been getting their asses sued, I'm sure that more will follow.

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I still think its a fun game hehe. If it gets cancelled owell. If not cool. I remember Anarchy Online didnt have a pretty good start at all, nor a good subscriber base, but I know for sure the game has definatly improved since its release, and its subscriber count went up. As for how much up I dont know. But it definatly was alot more stable, and alot more fun.
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News Comments > MMO Patches
36. Re: Discount Gaming Therapy May 30, 2003, 19:34 Wolfen
 
Heh. Amen. I know, that no matter what I say. Some ones gonna keep complaining, find another excuse, or twist what I or anyone else says around.

To the one complaining about his baseball game. I never said consoles were perfect. I said they have a much higher standard and expectations before they are allowed to ship the game. Some can slip through the cracks.

 
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News Comments > MMO Patches
31. Re: No subject May 30, 2003, 17:14 Wolfen
 
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During the beta, EVE had to be patched constantly since every patch would break almost as many things as it fixed.
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haha. I could believe it.

Ive heard before that its common to have 3 bugs created by fixing just one. Guess it all depends on how good the programmers are to limit the impact of bugs created by fixing one.

On that note. Have a good weekend everyone!

 
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News Comments > MMO Patches
29. Re: No word on what has changed? May 30, 2003, 16:56 Wolfen
 
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I concur that Hardware problems will exist as 'new' hardware is constantly developed, but, gameplay issues should be addressed.
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And as that document shows. They are being addressed. I dont want to get into the whole MMO thing again. But I have to say, mmog's theres just no possible way at this point to afford all the testing it takes to ensure perfection. Ill admit that getting stuck in a zone (if you will) is a bad thing, but it was unexpected obviously. There testers probably (and beta testers) never came across it. Server loads changed, connection types changed, situations changed. Its just going to happen.

If the testers or beta testers did come across it before retail release, and shipped with a bug such as that, then id have to say that wasnt a smart move at all.

But honestly. I just dont you can expect perfection in any shape or form from a game be it hardware, or software, or some form of server load or internect connection issue. Problems will always arise, and in a persistant world, those problems are more severe and generally a bit tougher to resolve.

 
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News Comments > MMO Patches
26. Re: No subject May 30, 2003, 16:11 Wolfen
 
Oh yeah, I totally miss space quest and the old curse of azure bond series. Quest for Glory was quite fun to. Man I miss those games. A shame I cant get them to run on all this new great hardware and os's I have these days right out of the box. ; )

 
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