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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Neverwinter: Elemental Evil Delayed
11. Re: Neverwinter: Elemental Evil Delayed Mar 14, 2015, 13:37 Fion
 
The 'expansion' (which does apparently include a new class and a raise on the level cap) coincides with the release of the D&D 5e adventure path Elemental Evil. Kind of cool if you ask me that they work with the makers of D&D to create content that runs along side the Pen & Paper game.

Not that I'm saying the game is good, or that I play it lol. Just kinda cool that they do that.
 
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News Comments > Starship Ahoy - Sid Meier's Starships
6. Re: Starship Ahoy - Sid Meier's Starships Mar 13, 2015, 13:01 Fion
 
I'm having far to much fun in Cities: Skylines to pick this up yet. It's the best 'Simcity' type experience I've had in years and the $30 price tag is icing on the cake.

FYI South Park: Stick of Truth is just a buck (US) on Steam this weekend. If your a fan of the series, or enjoy a light-weight RPG, this game is a must. It's the most debauched, hilarious and just bat shit crazy game I think I've ever played, with surprisingly good gameplay. It even hit a few top 10 lists for this year!
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2015 Announced
3. Re: BlizzCon 2015 Announced Mar 13, 2015, 13:00 Fion
 
I can never understand why you would pay $200 + price gouged hotel prices to play what you are already playing at home, or watch competitions that are readily available on Twitch, or get the first look at new expansion trailers that will be on Youtube 20 minutes later.  
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
8. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 13, 2015, 12:30 Fion
 
Consoles how do you expected to get out of the mire of shit your currently dealing with game wise if you keep honoring shit games like Destiny?

I would have given the 'Story' category to This War of Mine, which has an amazing, dynamic narrative that was based almost entirely on player actions.

And why yet another Dark Souls 2 snub? It's the type of game you either hate or love but there's no denying its continued popularity, it's fantastic and inexpensive DLC. It was my GotY because it was so punishing and required every ounce of focus and timing I could muster. In a world of games that continue to get easier and easier, it was an awesome challenge that continues to not even get nominated on a lot of these lists. Easily the biggest snub of the year in my mind.

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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Tower Defense Elements Revealed
6. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Tower Defense Elements Revealed Mar 11, 2015, 14:57 Fion
 
Very much looking forward to this.

To add my own thoughts, Starbound has promise. Early on the game suffered from really poor combat mechanics but they've been working hard to turn that around. Lets remember that technically the game isn't in full release yet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 14:09 Fion
 
That's apple for ya.

50% of the features and performance for 150% the price of the competition. Or in this case 1500% the price.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Rogue Launch Trailer
9. Re: Assassin's Creed Rogue Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2015, 01:36 Fion
 
So inn this one you play a Templar, but your weapons and attacks and moves are all the same? Only difference is your wearing the color red this time!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 9, 2015, 13:28 Fion
 
This Comcast/TWC merger is our next big fight in the name of a more fair and free internet. If it goes through Comcast will control some 75% of all households TV and Internet.

I don't know much about Charter, I've only ever had TWC broadband or their 'competition' which barely counts as DSL.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Demos Coming
17. Re: Guild Wars 2 Demos Coming Mar 6, 2015, 15:47 Fion
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 19:13:
I haven't touched Guild Wars 2 in ages. Something about 'hey if you really want to level up, you take your character and go hit every single starting zone and go from there', not to mention I've hit several issues with under-leveling and then trying to do my story missions.

I've always heard this but I've never experienced it. I suspect it's people coming from WoW - the first MMO for most gamers - who think the content that drives the game is the heart tasks that are scattered around the zones. If you jump from one to the next - like jumping from quest hub to quest hub - and never do any of the myriad events that pop up most commonly in and around the hearts (especially in early levels), you absolutely don't get enough xp to level past the zone. You need to treat GW2 leveling as a dynamic experience. Everything gives you xp, so gather, craft, do your story, do events, stick around as they often chain into different ones and tell a cohesive story, explore every nook and cranny of a zone as the game really rewards exploration and get Zone Completion, which itself has good rewards and nets 1/2 a level or more. As someone who has always done this, I always out-leveled a zone before I got Zone Completion. I never once had to go to another similarly leveled zone to get more levels so I could advance. Oh and the personal story is now set every 10 levels and nets you 2-3 levels and decent gear for those levels.

Its one of the reasons I think some people dislike the game, it doesn't pull you by the hand from content hub to content hub ala WoW, (though it holds your hand more these days if you want it too) and a fair number of people just do not know what to do without that hand holding.

As to the Demo, yes Blue they aren't talking about releasing demos but rather that the Heart of Thorns expansion will be demoed at PAX East for people to play. Each person gets 40 minutes to try either PvE (new class, new area) or 5v5 PvP (new mode called Conquest).

FYI for anyone who might be interested in the game and missed the sale about a month back, it's once again 75% off. $10 for the regular ed, $15 for the Deluxe ed through Sunday the 8th.

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News Comments > MS: No PC Xbox Gold Fees
27. Re: MS: No PC Xbox Gold Fees Mar 6, 2015, 15:14 Fion
 
All this talk of cross platform. Does M$ not remember what happened last time they tried it? Utter failure because they had to gimp PC gamer's to an extreme level just to even the playing field in a game called Shadowrun (which seemed to have nothing to do with the Pen & Paper IP).  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2015, 14:38 Fion
 
Flatline wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 13:56:
jomisab wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 11:58:
Why would I want to pay $15/month for HBO streaming when I can pay Cablevision an extra $10/month, record stuff with my whole-house DVR, and get HBO GO capability as well? So basically, this is really only for the true cord-cutters.

Why would you pay for HBO Now when you already have HBOGo for free?

This is obviously for cable cutters.

And the millions of Millenials who never had cable to cut in the first place.

I'm GenX personally but I am most definitely a cord cutter. I look forward to the service and hope it is widely available by the time Game of Thrones rolls around.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III CDR Changes to End Perma-Immunity
10. Re: Diablo III CDR Changes to End Perma-Immunity Mar 4, 2015, 15:39 Fion
 
Wow, CDR will now begin when a skill effect ends? That doesn't just remove the possibility of perma-immunity it severely nerfs a lot of stuff in the game, most notably perhaps the Wand of Woh, which relies heavily on CDR to put out decent dps.  
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News Comments > EA Closing Maxis?
1. Re: EA Closing Maxis? Mar 4, 2015, 15:32 Fion
 
Seems unlikely to me that they would put an end to so successful a franchise as The Sims. Perhaps EA is handing the reins over to someone else.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 2, 2015, 14:47 Fion
 
44% more pixels is a very big deal but add to that the fact that a TV with a native resolution of 1090p simply will not display 900p as cleanly. A good TV will attempt to upscale the image, further blurring it.

The issue only compounds when you force a game to run at 30fps.
 
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person
25. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person Feb 27, 2015, 14:47 Fion
 
I don't know where you went to find 'almost no players outside of PvP' but I suspect it was in the middle of no-where in some mid-lvl zone. But even those aren't empty these days... especially if there's a Daily goal in them.  
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person
5. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person Feb 26, 2015, 12:21 Fion
 
Fion wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 12:18:
Wow this is as much asnd more camera changes that the community has been requesting for some time. Glad to see it finally coming. I figured they were working on camera stuff because it wasn't that long ago they adjusted camera height to be based on race now instead of the same for all races.

And Wtf_man, your talking about the level 80 zones collectively called Orr. You may be interested to note that the whole 'monster density problem' was toned down a little some time ago and there are half a dozen zones for level 80 in the game these days. Though if you do your personal story it'll always take you there, it's entirely optional.
 
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person
4. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person Feb 26, 2015, 12:18 Fion
 
Wow this is as much asnd more camera changes that the community has been requesting for some time. Glad to see it finally coming.

And Wtf_man, your talking about the level 80 zones collectively called Orr. You may be interested to note that the whole 'monster density problem' was toned down a little some time ago and there are half a dozen zones for level 80 in the game these days. Though if you do your personal story it'll always take you there, it's entirely optional.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 14, 2015, 13:34 Fion
 
The Icar will be sleek and futuristic. The really cool hipsters will drive them to and from the coffee shop to work on their novels. The Icar will track your cars every location, with bloated, slow and unavoidable software that is increasingly broken or out dated.

The fascinating, world changing, magical Icar will have half the functionality and features of it's competition but cost twice as much.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP Details
9. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP Details Feb 13, 2015, 15:18 Fion
 
As someone who came partially from GW1 I am extremely happy Anet isn't catering to the 'more gear grind, higher level cap' crowd. In GW1 the level cap was 20 from the get go and never rose. That doesn't mean there wasn't gear that's difficult to get, just that the really difficult stuff had the same stats as anything else. I'm a fan of such systems because it prevents things like Stat Inflation which makes previous content absolutely useless. Is anyone going to deny that before Cataclysm in WoW, the core continent was a ghost town? The only time my guild ever did anything on it was to run old 40-man dungeons with 7 guys just to see if we could.

Assuming that Masteries are just a gear grind by another name is just that, a gigantic assumption. We simply don't know enough about them yet, how hard or easy it is to unlock a line and max it out. It appears that most long-term players will unlock a whole bunch of them right from the get go for completing previous content.
 
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News Comments > D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year
4. Re: D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year Feb 12, 2015, 17:56 Fion
 
Interesting project but "based on 5th edition Dungeons & dragons' makes me a little leary that this will be yet another RPG that is D&D in name only.

I hope I'm wrong.
 
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