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Nickname Jaritsu
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Signed On May 23, 2003, 17:34
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News Comments > Painkiller Patch & Editor
16. Re: Doom 2.9 Sep 14, 2004, 15:03 Jaritsu
Shoot the bubbles of swamp gas. Takes forever, but you want to do it. The next chapter starts some of the best looking and most fun levels in FPS history.

I love PK, it's a shame NOBODY ever plays DM.

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News Comments > Far Cry Patch Details
2. Fix the damn lag. Jun 30, 2004, 17:42 Jaritsu
Far Cry is a great game, but for the love of god, I have never found a server that doesn't lag like hell. It is the only game where I can be pinging 45, but be jerking every which way (and witnessing others doing the same). The netcode for this game is terrible, and I hope this patch fixes some of those issues.

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News Comments > New (Renamed) NVIDIA Drivers
21. Works fine for me. Oct 23, 2003, 12:45 Jaritsu
The 5x.xx drivers I have been using (51.75 52.13 and 52.16) all have done wonders for Halo and the Aquamark Bench. Which as far as I know are the only Directx9 apps available to really test these with.

These only really fix the gimpy PS2.0 performance as far as I can tell, games like UT2k3 ad such never ran poorly enough for me to really notice any difrence, but in Halo the difrence is Night and Day.

So users of the ti4200 or ti4600 cards probably wont see much improvement.

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News Comments > NWN Gold Edition Announced
18. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2003, 11:45 Jaritsu
Well I wasn't to impressed with the OC, UNTIL I hooked up with a friend and played a LAN 2 player game.

We had to play through the damn thing 4 times with diffrent sets of characters. And each time discover something new. This is the type of RPG that never runs you out of things to do.

So multi player the OC is alot of fun, but more than 2 people and it gets way to easy.

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News Comments > Half-Life 2 = April 2004?
91. Re: Conspiracy? Oct 7, 2003, 13:27 Jaritsu
Did it occur to anyone else, as soon as the source code actually leaked and there were rumors of delay, that Valve themselves may have released the code as an excuse to delay the game?

Savedlatin: This is my thought as well. What better way to con the public than to gain sympathy from your fans and use that sympathy against them in a stunt like this.

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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Interview
50. Enough with the fat jokes. Oct 2, 2003, 08:22 Jaritsu
Jesus, so he's fat, so the fuck what. You can't get on a forum thread about half-life 2 anymore w/o hearing "OMFG GABE IS FAT I WANT MY HAFLIFE2!!!11! LOLLERS!! DID YOU HEAR ME? I SAID HES FAT!!! OMG HES FAT AND I WANT MY HL2 PLZ K THX!!!!11!1"

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News Comments > Halo PC & Patch Released
61. Wonderful Oct 1, 2003, 08:13 Jaritsu
This patch breaks my saved games. Now they start me out at the begininng of the chapter instead of where I was saved at.

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News Comments > AO: Shadowlands Delayed
9. Re: How exactly.... Aug 14, 2003, 00:19 Jaritsu
I was going to ask that myself.

Not that it matters. AO sucks ass, and SWG was only good til they broke it today.

I think the MMO scene is dying, at least for me...

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Launches
111. Re: Newb Players Jun 27, 2003, 10:04 Jaritsu
For those who don't know: you accumulate Shock Wounds/Battle Fatigue while you're out fighting. These affect your stats. Eventually, you have to return to town to have Entertainers and Medics heal them off you. Basically, for every 1-2 hours you'll play, you'll have 30 minutes of wasted time while you get rid of shock wounds. And that's on *top* of the downtime you have between fights anyway, which is pretty long itself. Just terrible.

And then in the real world, its more like 5 minutes after contless hours of playing. I only visited the catina a few times durring the beta. Also medics can alieve this.

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News Comments > Battlefield: Pirates
13. Whats next? Jun 25, 2003, 10:02 Jaritsu
They have now made every kind of mod, Pirates?

Whats really sad is I would like to try this, to bad I don't own BF1942.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
226. Re: Read this . Jun 24, 2003, 10:20 Jaritsu
I wish I was playing the same game as you WAZ, all I know is my server is down more thna half the time, and when its up its buggy shit.
It was last week, it was this weekend, and it will still be today.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
194. Re: Bandwidth Jun 21, 2003, 10:24 Jaritsu
Better than paying $50 for a game that you finish in two days and never replay again.

Yeah, like Q3A, and Halflife.... oh wait, yeah I still play those all the time.
OK, then NWN and Starcraft were... no wait... yeah those were good purchases that I play / played forever too.

A few more I guess could be C&C Generals, Warcraft3 and Diablo, all of which I paid for once and play all the time.

Hmmmm, I guess I'll just have to say that your broad generalization is full of it, some games you can beat fast, but others do have lasting value for years on end. w/o the monthly fee.

Not saying that I'm against a monthly fee, I've played many MMO's, but Im saying that your arguement is really really weak.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
191. Re: Bandwidth Jun 20, 2003, 23:42 Jaritsu
I think everyone is pretty unanimous on this one. If you want to pay it, then pay it. Otherwise make a statement and don't pay.

I for one will not buy it or pay for it. :-)

Hey hey hey, nothing is that simple! Flames are entertaining, so take your sensibility and go elsewhere. We will not stand for your anti-trolling here!

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
180. Re: Bandwidth Jun 20, 2003, 12:45 Jaritsu
I really cant understand why you think $15 is a big deal when you could spend that much on a two hour movie, and something to eat and drink.. for the same amount you can have a months worth of entertainment.

It wouldn't be such a big deal if you were allowed to have alts. As it is if you want to start an alt and play on your home server then BAM, another 15 bucks a month.

Its just that there is no excuse to only allow 1 character slot per server. If they are that hard up for capacity then maybe set a budget for, say, a max of 5 characters total between all servers, and let the player decide if he wants to use all 5 slots on one server.

Its a money grubbing scheme, and a blatent one at that.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
157. Re: Nothing good can come of this... Jun 19, 2003, 16:33 Jaritsu
Can anyone tell me if there are any good attributes to this game? Is it fun to play at any level?

Sorry Im posting so much, but its a slow day at work.

Yes, some good points to this game.

1. Interface. Simply the best interface of any MMORPG. You can customize a TON.

2. Graphics. If you have played anything like AO you get sick of the lame player graphics, the cloths, armor, whatever have no "depth". Its just a difrent skin put on the same model. In SWG The graphics are well done, a little bland but otherwise nice. For instance the collar on a armor chest peice protrudes with your neck sunk into it, like it would really look.

3. Chat. Personally I like the "word bubbles". It keeps your attention on the screen and away form the chat log. It ties who is saying what so if someone is acting like an idiot on chat you dont have to look up and try to match the name to see who the hell it is.

4. Skill based. This can be argued either way, but I prefer having a Skill based system vs a level based one. A prefrence left over from the old UO days I guess. There is no "level 10 brawler" it's just a brawler.

As far as fun? well I was hoping for alot more on release, but we will have to see. Personally when I played I did alot of running around to missions, and there was very little "action" to be had. So for me, it was no fun.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
155. Re: Upkeep Jun 19, 2003, 16:22 Jaritsu
The point is when you pay a monthly fee for a MMORPG, you are paying for an ongoing service much like paying for cable TV. Whether or not you deem that service worthy of your money is a decision that you have to make.

There you go, "to the point" statment w/o all the dreamt up numbers. Thank you

And yes, I think its obvious that upkeep justifies the monthly fee to an extent, but 15 bucks? Somebody has been eating retard sandwiches.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
151. Re: Upkeep Jun 19, 2003, 15:31 Jaritsu
Lets Break it down a bit....

I apreciate you trying to break it down, but...

Where can I begin to explain the failed logic here? Is "25Mhz" the 'rating' for peak usage? average usage? min usage? Like in a database you cannot break it down to "Mhz per node" To many variables are involved to break it down that simply. And these numbers? where did you get them from?

I think we know where..

You sir know not of what you speak, please put this data back in the anus in which it came from. Come back when you have some idea of how large scale computing works.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
149. Re: Yikes... Jun 19, 2003, 14:38 Jaritsu
is the combat in SWG handled like a FPS in real-time or more like "click on opponent and sit back"?

Target, click on attack and sit back.

Although, overall I really like the interface for the game, its very customizable. In beta2 there was a preset for "UO Style" where your camera was a 3rd person overhead that you could manipulate, and instead of pressing W to move forward you just clicked on the locale and your avatar would move there. Sorta like NWN. This preset was gone in beta3, and I didn't play with it enough to see if I could configure it that way again manually. But there was a truckload of options for asigning your mouse / keyboard buttons and movements.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions
146. Re: Yikes... Jun 19, 2003, 13:41 Jaritsu
I also downloaded AO but opted not to subscribe. Now if I had paid $50 or $80 for it, I might have been motivated to learn to like it and possibly subscribed. As it happened I played it for a day.

I picked up DAoC and AC2 both for full price, AC2 wasn't that bad really, just lacking on players. After a few months I canned my subscription, but not becuase the game was that lacking, I actually enjoyed it. So i wasn't so mad about blowing the initial 50 bucks.

DAoC on the otherhand, ugh. Goodbye money, I hardly knew ye. What the hell was I thinking? After a few days I finially realized that there really was no saving grace to this game. GFX were awful, gameplay was lame, combat... well it was about the same as AO, which isn't to say it was good.

Anyone who is really looking for a MMO home will go into a game with an open mind, so save me the line about wasting money being motivation. "I bought it so by god I better learn how to play this POS...". Thats a terible excuse. I personally think an open and free trial would speak volumes to a companies commitment to the player, and improve a newcomers first impression of the game.

On a side note, the free week in AO is really not enough, AO has one of the steepest learning curves of any MMO I have ever played. With NCU, implants and 95% of the weapons being completely worthless its hard for newcomers to pick it up in a week. So I don't blame you for giving up on it, I probably would have too if I wasn't so hard up for it

edit: damn blue, you need a preview option for posting....
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News Comments > AO Shadowlands Pay Beta
6. Re: Why Bother? Jun 19, 2003, 12:55 Jaritsu
Just curious, have any of you guys played past level 100?

AO is now a Solid, reletively stable MMO with good uptime and relitively good customer support. The comunity is good, the chat system works well and if you are in a large and active guild then you almost always have the option to do one of the many things in this game.

And by many things I mean Mission with, or without a full time doc. Either one, talk about variety! I got to admit, my main character is Barely level 157, and is in fact a Doctor (Chlamydia is her name for those of you that maybe play RK1, tho I haven't logged in in a few months...) But aside from either camping a spawn or missioning, there is very little to do. Now when you are gaining lower levels out the wazoo leveling is fun, but at a certain point you are no longer trying to squeez into good equipment, or cast the best nano's, so you lose all motivation to play.

AO is a boring boring game past level 130, Content is simply not there and what content there is usually consists of camping an NPC or running missions.

In AO you spend your early days trying to figure out the convoluded and unforgiving implant / skill system. and in the later days you are simply to bored to care anymore.

with the Implants and such the framework for variation IS in place so Shadowlands may be promissing. But as of yet the game hasn't done very much with it. Its all the same means to the same end. Of course, Im rather pesimistic anymore...

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