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Real Name Michael Braun   
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Signed On Oct 15, 2003, 02:59
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News Comments > Mechs Education
25. Re: Mechs Education Jul 7, 2009, 22:10 Talisorn
 
The only thing that would blow it would be an annoucement that it was some kind of RTS
Mechcommander 3? I loved the Mechcommander games!
 
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News Comments > Mechs Education
24. Re: Mechs Education Jul 7, 2009, 22:08 Talisorn
 
The last thing we need is WoW with Robots. No. No. No. Go sit in the corner and think about what you did.
Why is it when people thing of MMOs they immediately jump to WoW. A "Massive Multiplayer Online" game is just that. What the game mechanics are is irrelevant and up to the company designing the game. Think outside the box for God's sake.

The kind of thing I was thinking about was more of a clan/faction based "Capture the System" game the size of EVE, complete with ...

  • supply lines linking each system so that you can't try to capture planets way out of your sphere of influence Ö or be less effective in doing so;

  • if you fight on beyond your supply lines shere of influence you have the chance of permanently losing your mech (no repairs available if you canít get supplies);

  • relogging back in after an enemy has taken your system means you have the option to ship out to a safe zone ... or fight on at your own risk;

  • areas well within your factions sphere of influence would be reasonably safe (due the supply line issues) and therefore good PvE areas;

  • a skill system similar to EVE where skills are learned over time ... and not have a level based system;

  • A sensible mission system that aligns with the story narrative for each house Ö..


  • There are plenty of other things you can do to not make a game like that just "WoW with Robots".

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    News Comments > Two Worlds II Not Temptation
    6. Re: Two Worlds II Not Temptation Jul 7, 2009, 18:05 Talisorn
     
    It'll be a fun game for a bit of a bash. I hope they keep the multiplayer element.  
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    News Comments > Champions Online Specs
    3. Re: Champions Online Specs Jul 7, 2009, 18:04 Talisorn
     
    Hmmm. I wonder how this will affect CoX. Can the world sustain two (and later three) Superheroes MMOs?  
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    News Comments > Mechs Education
    2. Re: Mechs Education Jul 7, 2009, 18:00 Talisorn
     
    OH GOD! For the love of GOD give us another Mechwarrior! (And make it an MMO ... well that's my preference anyway)

    Just a shame I'm at work and can't see the vids ....
     
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    News Comments > DiRT 2 Delayed for DirectX 11
    38. Re: DiRT 2 Delayed for DirectX 11 Jul 6, 2009, 18:11 Talisorn
     
    i do not need DX10! Why should i need DX11, if i'am not able to distinguish DX9-, DX10- or DX11-screenshots or trailers without some explanation for which little details i have to look?
    I don't know how many DX10 games you've played, but I can REALLY tell the difference. You only play LotRO to see the difference between DX9 and DX10 to know you could never go back.

    But hey ... if your willing to stay with DX9, that's your choice.
     
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    News Comments > Impulse Preorder Bonuses
    3. Re: Impulse Preorder Bonuses Jul 2, 2009, 23:41 Talisorn
     
    This special Red Faction Guerrilla Pre-Order bundle is available for 39.99 USD | 49.99 EUR | 34.99 GBP | 99.95 AUD.
    WTF! The exchange rate for AU to US is AU$0.80 to US$1!! Why is it more than double the price?!!
     
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    News Comments > Blizzard's Cataclysm TMs
    33. Re: Blizzard's Cataclysm TMs Jul 1, 2009, 21:04 Talisorn
     
    There's nothing official that says this is the name for their new MMO. If you ask the WOW crowd they think it's the name for next World of Warcraft expansion. Wait for an official announcement from Blizzard!
    Very True. That was an assumption on my part. I guess I'm really hungry to know what their next MMO is going to be.

    The other option of it being the next WoW expansion is probably right on the money. Popular conjecture is that the next expansion will take the game to the Maelstrom ... which was the result of a cataclysm, splitting Kalamdor in two. This is probably the more likely option.

    But seriously ... why wait for Blizzard to tell us the facts. Speculation is far more fun!!
     
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    News Comments > Blizzard's Cataclysm TMs
    26. Re: Blizzard's Cataclysm TMs Jul 1, 2009, 18:16 Talisorn
     
    I still don't understand the pissing and moaning over the three releases thing. We get the main game plus 2 expansion packs, with the single-player story extending over all three titles; isn't that pretty standard for RTS games?
    THIS!

    Regardless .... at least we have a name for their new MMO.

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    News Comments > EVE Online Expansions in August & Winter, Novel in November
    2. Re: EVE Online Expansions in August & Winter, Novel in November Jul 1, 2009, 18:10 Talisorn
     
    So when will we see "Ambulation"?  
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    News Comments > WoW Faction Switching Plans
    3. Re: WoW Faction Switching Planned Jun 29, 2009, 18:11 Talisorn
     
    Thereís still much work to do and many details to iron out, but the basic idea is that players will be able to use the service to transform an existing character into a roughly equivalent character of the opposing faction on the same realm.
    This is something that had been on my mind for a long, long time. I always thought that it would be cool to be an alliance race that had changed allegiance to the Horde. I only hope that "roughly equivalent" doesn't mean that you are forced to change race.
     
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    News Comments > ZeniMax Buys id Software
    58. Re: Heh Jun 24, 2009, 19:00 Talisorn
     
    http://twitter.com/theromero

    Fallout 3 bought DOOM. Wow.
    ZENIMAX??????? Disgusting.
    ROLFMAO.

    What's Romero been doing anyway? :p

     
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    News Comments > No Free DDO in EU
    21. Re: No Free DDO in EU Jun 10, 2009, 18:04 Talisorn
     
    So the game is doing so badly they can't even charge for it and yet they're still trying to alienate huge swathes of their potential player base? I mean really, the EU has a population of over 500m - it's over 50% larger than the US. We live in a global world, particularly for things such as gaming, and there really shouldn't be any regional restrictions, delayed launches or any of the nonsense we see. Still, it wasn't like I was even interested in trying it out.
    While I agree with the sentiments of most posters here (in that I think it's a mistake), there are a couple of things you need to remember:
    * The US servers are only called the "US servers" because that is where they are based. They actually service a lot more of the world than JUST the US.
    * The servers in Europe are run by Codemasters and not Turbine. The business model is controlled by the European operator.
    * They have only just announced this model now. Give it time and Europe will likely follow suit.
     
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    News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons Online Goes Free
    25. Re: Dungeons & Dragons Online Goes Free Jun 10, 2009, 04:51 Talisorn
     
    Considering LotRO is a damn good game and AC was great in it's time, Turbine haven't done too badly. I played DDO when it first came out and it wasn't a WoW ... but meh ... for free? I'll play it for that.

    Oh ... and GW sucked. It had as much depth of gameplay as the average roadside puddle. Sure you can splash in it, but it's not going to amuse you for long if you want to swim laps.

    The opportunity for D&D:O was wasted when they didn't let people DM and create adventures and content for the players. Slow the action down so it could be nearly turn-based, and give the DM player actual control over the dungeon, the monsters, everything. Just like a P&P game.

    What we need is DDO: Architect Edition.

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    News Comments > Rendition Guantanamo Rendered Moot
    17. Re: Rendition Guantanamo Rendered Moot Jun 4, 2009, 03:09 Talisorn
     
    If it was R*, they would have said "Fuck you, you redneck, pedophile, right-wing arseholes. We'll develop the games we want to develop!" and then sell a million copies based on the controversy alone.

    If the developers had stuck with it and ignored the media, it would have done ok regardless of what was squeezed out the other end.
     
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    News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Sims 3
    12. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Sims 3 Jun 2, 2009, 22:56 Talisorn
     
    Case in point the last time I played The Sims I had everything setup. The Sims had a cool home complete with comforts like plasma televisions and security alarms. The dude had a high paying job to cover the bills. The wife did her thing in a tricked-out super kitchen. Both Sims had heathly emos and were friends with the neighbors. So I felt good letting the game run on autopilot while I went to the cinema. Several hours later I discovered their house was a total wreck. Everything was stolen. All the plants died. Both Sims died in a pool of piss (the dude in the bathroom and the wife in the kitchen)! I pretty much gave up after that...
    That made me lol. The only thing missing was the son became a gang member and the daughter a crackwhore.

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    News Comments > The Old Republic Trailer & Database
    40. Re: The Old Republic Trailer & Database Jun 2, 2009, 17:53 Talisorn
     
    And yes, Bioware just took the crown from Blizzard when it comes amazing cinematic's!
    Mythic did that with the WAR trailer .... but this one is pretty damn good as well. Here hoping it's out sooner rather than later ....
     
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    News Comments > Cities XL MMO Details
    11. Re: Cities XL MMO Details May 26, 2009, 18:20 Talisorn
     
    Please tell this MMO has Tornado, Hurricane, Godzilla, and Space Alien buttons!
    It's French, so I'd say you have "Workers Strike" and "Attack of the Giant Croissant" buttons instead.
     
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    News Comments > Terminator Salvation Replacement Plan
    13. Re: Terminator Salvation Replacement Pla May 22, 2009, 01:00 Talisorn
     
    Meh .... same thing happened with Warhammer Online here in Australia and New Zealand. A glitch in the replicated screwed up the patching process.

    At least you guys are getting an apology.
     
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    News Comments > Ashes Cricket 2009 Announced
    4. Re: Ashes Cricket 2009 Announced May 11, 2009, 18:19 Talisorn
     
    Cricket is almost a religion in more countries than American Football, Baseball or Ice Hockey is even played in. BAH! Philistines, the lot of you!

    That said ... I hate sports games.
     
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