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News Comments > Diablo III Patched
12. Re: Diablo III Patched Aug 26, 2015, 03:41 Krovven
 
and Bovine Bardiche is Cow Level. Of course I got rid of all of the ones I got in Season before I knew this.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched
10. Re: Diablo III Patched Aug 25, 2015, 23:40 Krovven
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 21:33:
Re: needing Cube materials in your inventory (since quoting isn't working for me...)

They obviously made a conscious choice to go with the Diablo 2 style crafting grid as opposed to the "click a button to do it for you" way that everything else works. I don't know if they'll backtrack on something so pointedly old-school, an effort to blatantly pander to series veterans that do nothing but bitch about how the older games are better.

I don't expect during this season they will change it to pull the materials from Stash. It makes sense to have it pull from Stash and would be in line with everything else crafting. After being required to be in inventory, every other crafting method was changed over time to become easier and easier. I expect this will change too. I do really hope they change it sooner rather than later.

It's a minor annoyance, but it's going to be a frequent mundane balance of Stash vs Inventory space for trading the components between toon. So hopefully they change it sooner or later.

Patch is great and looking forward to Season 4 to start. Time to go spent way too many hours farming Bounty materials for non-season.

 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
177. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 18:34 Krovven
 
dsmart wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 16:36:
Tigger wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 16:19:

Are you hoping to take it over?

hahaha, don't be silly. Nope. No interest whatsoever.

In fact, some White Knight sent me this letter today (which he also posted on his Star Citizen fan site that he owns) telling me nonsense about being "invited to the table". I mean seriously, people are whacked.

In my tweet here, you can see my reply, and a Dropbox link to his letter


Don't you think you have better things to be doing with your time? Like maybe trying to fix your game to point where someone actually plays it? 0 people playing LoD MMO and LoD Tactics.


 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Aug 25, 2015, 04:57 Krovven
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 03:07:
Krovven wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 20:42:
yonder wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 20:35:
I'm SHOCKED that Polygon would resort to a hyperbolic complaint.

But seriously... it's evident that someone hasn't seen Battlefield Earth.

How is it exaggerated? And what does this have to do with one of the worst movies ever made? Exaggerated headline, absolutely, that's surprising how? They are spot on about the use of the Dutch Angle here though. It's misused, overused and out of place in Thor.


Meh, the Dutch angle helps communicate the disorientation Thor feels at losing his powers and being exiled.

And it works in most of the scenes that it involves him. Problem is the majority of its use does not have him in the scene, and when he does have his powers back, it's still used.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
120. Re: What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate Aug 25, 2015, 02:05 Krovven
 
dsmart wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 23:21:
Drayth wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 19:46:
Krovven wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 19:42:
Derek Smart flat out makes the accusation in his blog that Star Citizen crowdfunding money went towards funding a movie she was in. Derek has no proof of this and instead posts clips of said movie to confuse people with the claim it's proof of something fishy going on.

NOW it makes (some) sense. Thanks.

Actually no, that's false. Also bullshit.

The movie she allegedly made was a separate issue, with a separate link (PDF) to the filmographer who shot it. And anyone opening the PDF link will clearly see CIG in there.

The jumgle movie short she was in, was a completely different context than the above, and completely unrelated.

You know, English isn't that hard. Anyone can search the blog for the word "mandy" and see everything, complete with links.

Aside from all this, there are also issues and questions related to the distribution of wealth which in turn calls into question the issue of nepotism (which, for the record, I have no problems with, if the family members are competent and are not disproportionately compensated) whereby Sandra Roberts (née Sandi Gardiner, who he is reported to have met while she was his intern at one of the studios he worked at; though we still don’t even if know yet if that is her real maiden name as here she’s called Mandy taken from her filmography) wife (why this is such a closely guarded secret, still eludes most of us; but my legal investigators are still working on that one) of Chris Roberts, having been caught lying in various (1, 2 @18:45) public statements about her credentials (which appears to be the continuation of a pattern of wanton dishonesty that plagues this project) is somehow part of the machine that runs this project without any accountability to the very backers like myself who made it possible and who are seeking answers.

dsmart 8 hours 18 minutes ago
I don’t even know why I have to explain this.

It has NOTHING to do with anything. The fact is that it was a movie clip. That clip is actually referenced in her IMDB filmography which is where her character is called “Mandy”. The tongue-in-cheek comment that I made about this, was just that. *sheesh*

Also, none of that explains why the clip is now gone, does it?

First things first. Below we have a quote from your blog where you make the accusation that funding was used to fund her movie. So fuck you for claiming what I said was false.

And now with backer money, he’s paying himself a high salary, living the life of luxury in a house on Pacific Palisades reported to cost over $11K per month in rent, luxury vehicles, staff, funding his wife’s pet movie projects, flying all over the world etc. All with backer money that was crowd-funded for the development of Star Citizen.

Have you even read that paragraph you quoted? It barely makes sense and reads as if you are too stupid to understand that "Mandy" (actually Mandi) was a character from that movie clip that you claimed was "evidence" that they were removing to hide from you. You even post stating the clip has been saved locally as evidence. It's a fucking scene from a bad movie in 2007!!! It's not evidence against CiG.

"though we still don’t even if know yet if that is her real maiden name as here she’s called Mandy taken from her filmography" What? This reads like you don't know what the fuck you are saying.

Doing a search for "Mandy" shows no PDF's you refer to. Searching for "PDF" shows nothing. In fact the ONLY mention of Mandy prior to the update was the line I quoted above. Everything else was in the Comments of the article.

Finally, the irony of calling someone out for allegedly not attending UCLA...by someone that lied about having a PhD.
You've also been caught posting under other names to support your garbage on this very site. So...why should anyone trust you about anything?

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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2015, 23:12 Krovven
 
mag wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 22:31:
Krovven wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 20:42:
yonder wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 20:35:
I'm SHOCKED that Polygon would resort to a hyperbolic complaint.

But seriously... it's evident that someone hasn't seen Battlefield Earth.

How is it exaggerated? And what does this have to do with one of the worst movies ever made? Exaggerated headline, absolutely, that's surprising how? They are spot on about the use of the Dutch Angle here though. It's misused, overused and out of place in Thor.


Battlefield Earth is notorious for its overuse of it. Every. Single. Scene. is shot with it, at sometimes ridiculous angles. Most of the movie feels like it's at a 45 degree angle.

But that's not why it's one of the worst movies ever made and still has nothing to do with discussing it's misuse in Thor.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2015, 20:42 Krovven
 
yonder wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 20:35:
I'm SHOCKED that Polygon would resort to a hyperbolic complaint.

But seriously... it's evident that someone hasn't seen Battlefield Earth.

How is it exaggerated? And what does this have to do with one of the worst movies ever made? Exaggerated headline, absolutely, that's surprising how? They are spot on about the use of the Dutch Angle here though. It's misused, overused and out of place in Thor.

 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
107. Re: What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate Aug 24, 2015, 19:42 Krovven
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 19:13:
Scheherazade wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 19:03:
Drayth wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 19:00:
Scheherazade wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 18:55:


Eg. The 'at the beach' clip is some friend of Sandi, referring to Sandi by a nick name, and standing around on the beach and making fun of other people on the beach (re. dress/hair style/etc).
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That was actually a clip from a movie she did. The nickname was her character's name. It's on IMDB even.

Thanks for clarifying.

Again, what does this have to do with SC or 'evidence' of anything SC related?

-scheherazade

She's an actress, not the vice president of marketing. A vice president of anything has to spend years, decades even, in said discipline to obtain such a position. When you look at her IMDB record you can see from 1999 to 2009 she acted. "What does this have to do with SC or 'evidence' of anything SC related?" Is goes to one of the points Derek was trying to make in his articles about nepotism. She was given a high paid position for which she wasn't qualified to handle. Worse, the marketing work is actually handled by underlings who are paid much less. There's a promise to the investors that all money be taken care of in a respectful manner. What does it say when someone unqualified to hold the position is taking likely a sizable salary instead of someone qualified to be the VP of Marketing?

All that aside. I will say that Sandi was VERY professional when working with me. I can confirmed she worked directly with me to give me my refund. She was very hands on and I thought she was very nice. She would make an awesome VP of Customer Service. That I believe she is very much qualified for.

Derek Smart flat out makes the accusation in his blog that Star Citizen crowdfunding money went towards funding a movie she was in. Derek has no proof of this and instead posts clips of said movie to confuse people with the claim it's proof of something fishy going on.

While I have never agreed with the business model they are using and I think people are suckers for buying into it with thousands of dollars, I hope they bury Derek Smart for his personal and slanderous attacks.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2015, 18:37 Krovven
 
Didn't bother me either at the time, but it didn't help the movie either. There was no need to "disorient or unease the viewer" in this movie. Kenneth Branagh always seemed like a strange director choice for this type of movie and I don't think it worked very well. Thor wasn't horrible by any stretch, but it could have been much better.

 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
94. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 18:24 Krovven
 
harlock wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 17:34:
Krovven wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 17:30:
Helps if you post some context to that Harlock. At least post the link instead of a quote that means nothing out of context.


the link is in the post above.. its right here on every page - since this comment thread is about this post, id have hoped you could figure that out

its the very first text you see when you click on the fucking link lol

I wasn't trying to be nasty. The quote may be from the link above, you know that, but someone reading your quote doesn't know that. That's why I asked for some context or a link. I read the link above earlier...I'm not going back to it multiple times a day to keep up on it just to be able to understand someones quotes done out of context.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
37. removed Aug 24, 2015, 17:39 Krovven
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
83. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 17:30 Krovven
 
Helps if you post some context to that Harlock. At least post the link instead of a quote that means nothing out of context.

 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
80. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 17:26 Krovven
 
Desalus wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 16:42:
I guess I'm in the minority, but I'm glad Derek is doing this. Perhaps if it was a different individual doing this people's reaction would be much more positive. Who doesn't want more transparency from a company that has has taken in millions of dollars from fans and then failed to deliver on its goals?

I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone that would disagree about wanting more transparency regarding crowdfunded titles. Fact is though, they do not owe anyone that transparency, nor does the law require it. It's like donating to the Red Cross and then suing them to see their accounting books. It's retarded. Derek Smart is WAY off base with this one and he should have let it go when they refunded his money.

 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
75. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 17:09 Krovven
 
Oh hell yes, if Derek "dumbass" Smart keeps this up, he really opens himself up to a defamation/slander lawsuit. Damn do I ever hope it happens. RSI needs to shut this asshole up and put him out of business once and for all.

He has no business pursuing this especially after they gave him a full refund. They are not accountable to him at all in any way as he is no longer a customer. Even when he was, it was borderline slander. Now it's just 100% slander.

I've been saying it since this started...Derek Smart is nothing but an attention whore looking to shed light on his shitastic game while trashing someone else's.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 23, 2015, 18:24 Krovven
 
Rigs wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:21:
Krovven wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:19:
Rigs wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:13:
Krovven wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:10:
Rigs wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 17:24:
Thank you, other Kovven, that was exactly the kind of info I was looking for...

=-Rigs-=

You can't figure out how to spell either of our names right, but you expect us to believe you that nothing at all is wrong with your computer?

BTW congrats on yet another freak out over nothing.

*edits previous post*

There, Krovven, I fixed it for you. Happy? I was in a hurry. Go play with harlock, the adults are talking...


=-Rigs-=

So sad man. His name is Krowen. That's a W for the retarded. Adults can tell the difference.

The irony is strong with this one...


=-Rigs-=

If you are going to respond to him, don't insult him by calling him my name and don't insult me by comparing him to me. Figure it out you dumb fuck.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 23, 2015, 18:19 Krovven
 
Rigs wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:13:
Krovven wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:10:
Rigs wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 17:24:
Thank you, other Kovven, that was exactly the kind of info I was looking for...

=-Rigs-=

You can't figure out how to spell either of our names right, but you expect us to believe you that nothing at all is wrong with your computer?

BTW congrats on yet another freak out over nothing.

*edits previous post*

There, Krovven, I fixed it for you. Happy? I was in a hurry. Go play with harlock, the adults are talking...


=-Rigs-=

So sad man. His name is Krowen. That's a W for the retarded. Adults can tell the difference.

If it was obvious about your video card, then why did you come asking for help with your texture streaming when the answer is obvious?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 23, 2015, 18:10 Krovven
 
Rigs wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 17:24:
Thank you, other Kovven, that was exactly the kind of info I was looking for...

=-Rigs-=

You can't figure out how to spell either of our names right, but you expect us to believe you that nothing at all is wrong with your computer?

BTW congrats on yet another freak out over nothing.

Your video card is crap BTW. 1gig vram hasn't been enough for years. I had a 2gig card and had to upgrade. 1gig just won't do these days.

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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch in Testing
12. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch in Testing Aug 21, 2015, 15:49 Krovven
 
I stopped playing as I do with most games when I know a big patch is looming. However, the amount of time this is taking is ridiculous.

Maybe one day we'll get the behind the scenes dirt.
 
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News Comments > More Diablo III 2.3.0 Details
11. Re: More Diablo III 2.3.0 Details Aug 15, 2015, 04:46 Krovven
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 00:32:
Krovven wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 23:46:
What Moreluck said is just wrong and even moreso in 2.3 as someone already mentioned. All builds require specific nonset legendaries and weapons to push them farther and in some cases to function.

Completing a set gives awesome power, but the rest of your items are what is going to determine whether you are doing rank 30 with that set or rank 40+.

Yes, most sets have an extra item to add to that particular set, making sets really 6+1 now. That's a ton of variety.

Then the next "choice" for rings is going to be Focus/Restraint, particularly since you can Cube a RoRG now... Throw in an Immunity amulet or Hellfire and most players end up looking the same, with very minor variations.

I appreciate Blizzard's extremely slow attempt to add actual legendary powers to all the old legendaries, but at this rate it'll be years before they are done. Sets still blow away Legendary only(no set pieces) builds, and that won't change anytime soon.

The game would be better off without the 3000% to 12500% modifiers and other ridiculous buffs to single skills that the current sets give, but that ship has probably sailed as far as Blizzard is concerned. More generic class sets would be my choice, with way less power added.



There are 12 or 13 item slots depending on whether you are using 1 or 2h. A max of 6 of those is used for your class set of choice. Do the math. At least half of your gear slots are available for complimentary legendaries or secondary sets. Of course some set bonuses are only a max of 4, 5, not just 6 opening up more slots. In 2.3 you have 3 extra slots with Kanai's Cube, 1 weapon, 1 armor and 1 jewelry slot to use the bonus effects from legendaries you could not have used before without sacrificing another important complimentary legendary. So you could even use RRoG to free up another set piece requirement in builds that don't use RRoG.

Focus/Restraint has certainly become a great combo for a lot of builds and builds to come. They are not the be-all end-all though, just like the RRoG/SoJ combo isn't anymore either. The tanky wiz build I play right now uses Halo of Arlyse with the 2nd ring being completely optional, but works with Convention of Elements among others.

You've made the comment before about legendary only builds and I just don't get it. Sets ARE supposed to be powerful. For a very long time they were not, well many of them were not. Now they are and you want them not to be? WTF?? Nobody is stopping you from making a legendary only build. Will you get to rift 40+? Highly unlikely. Nor should you. The design is that building around Sets is how you progress to the higher ranks, not pick up a bunch of common legendaries that have effects on them and compete with full set builds. If that's how you want to play, go for it, just don't expect to go very far. Kanai's Cube will give you 3 more slots you can go setless with, if you want.

They have been adding bonus effects to old legendaries, added new legendaries, new and improved sets in every major update since RoS launched. This news post showcases exactly that for the upcoming patch. You think they can just design an item and put it in the game? It takes time, requiring art design, modeling, animations, sounds, programming and then a bunch of testing. Nevermind that they have outright said that they don't want all Legendaries to have bonus effects on them. It may happen as time goes on, but not anytime soon. I'm not going to argue whatever you definition of slow happens to be because you never seem to be happy about their efforts with adding new and updated content.

Yes that ship has sailed. People wanted powerful items and good sets. People bitched for 2 years about the lack of variety, build defining items and boring sets. I certainly do not want to see a massive global nerf on FUN items that provide build variety just to appease someone that never seems happy with the game. So, sorry I completely disagree with you about basically everything.

 
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News Comments > More Diablo III 2.3.0 Details
9. Re: More Diablo III 2.3.0 Details Aug 14, 2015, 23:46 Krovven
 
What Moreluck said is just wrong and even moreso in 2.3 as someone already mentioned. All builds require specific nonset legendaries and weapons to push them farther and in some cases to function.

Completing a set gives awesome power, but the rest of your items are what is going to determine whether you are doing rank 30 with that set or rank 40+.
 
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