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Signed On Dec 20, 2003, 03:46
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jul 30, 2009, 16:48 Jow
 
you are a smart man having waited until now to pick it up. Considering how awful the last five months have been post-release with bugs and balance issues I'm lamenting not waiting until saletime myself. This'll be the last Relic title (especially RTS) I pick up on release day, for sure.  
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News Comments > No PC Modern Warfare 2 Special Editions
14. Re: No PC Modern Warfare 2 Special Editions Jul 30, 2009, 11:21 Jow
 
So Counter Strike the mod that actually spawned an entire new genre in multiplayer gaming as well as a full blown sequel is a kiddy game?

Predominantly, yes.
 
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News Comments > WoW Sales Wow
6. Re: WoW Sales Wow Jul 29, 2009, 14:54 Jow
 
Gets a little scary when you whip out the math, doesn't it?  
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News Comments > Dawn Of War II Patch Beta Ends
4. Re: Dawn Of War II Patch Beta Ends Jul 20, 2009, 19:16 Jow
 
Some of these things you've mentioned are coming - they just weren't in 1.4.2. Dropping back to 1.3.2 is troubling and I suspect very few are going to be playing the game until the final patch hits. No developer wants no one playing their game five months after release, for whatever reason, so this is a big mistake on Relic's part IMO.

Relic definitely has its hands full with this game. I suspect that their post-release plans were ambitious but did not take into account how much work this game still needed when it released. Having never really developed a product quite like this before I also suspect they're experiencing a lot of "firsts" - dealing with GFWL and patch turnaround, trying to balance a game that just wasn't done, and so forth. The effort's been admirable but ultimately I never expected the game to be so in flux and inherently unstable 5 months after release.

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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Patch Nears
11. Re: Battlefield 2 Patch Nears Jul 18, 2009, 20:55 Jow
 
BF2 was a lot of fun back in the day but its biggest failing is that it never managed to properly balance the rock/paper/scissors interactions. Choppers and aircraft own everything, vehicles own everything else, and you only generally go infantry because you can't find a vehicle. You ended up with a bunch of antitank guys running around trying to accomplish everything and... it just didn't work particularly well. Special Forces helped remedy that somewhat withthe removal of planes but certain maps still suffered due to chopper whoredom.

I hope they're better able to balance this stuff in BF3.

 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 & The Path Patched
5. Re: Team Fortress 2 & The Path Patched Jul 14, 2009, 21:59 Jow
 
for just the ambassador or all weapons? The headshot hitbox for the Huntsman still seems ridiculous.  
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News Comments > Command & Conquer 4 Announced
4. Re: C&C4 Announced Jul 9, 2009, 13:20 Jow
 
oh god, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!  
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News Comments > StarCraft II LAN Dropped Due to Piracy
113. Re: StarCraft II LAN Dropped Due to Piracy Jun 30, 2009, 16:29 Jow
 
Wow. Just wow. I didn't really need another reason to not buy this game but I got one free of charge. Thanks Blizz.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War II Map Tool Nears
2. Re: Dawn of War II Map Tool Nears Jun 24, 2009, 23:18 Jow
 
unfortunately this is still way off, probably around 2 months at this point.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Confirmed
37. Re: What they need to do... Jun 10, 2009, 20:07 Jow
 
I really liked the naval combat a lot myself but it's likely never coming back. DICE nixed it in BF2 due to griefing in 1942 (people getting into the ship driver's seat and then driving it off the map, depriving teams of spawn points, prematurely ending rounds, etc).  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Announced
64. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Jun 1, 2009, 16:53 Jow
 
I agree it is too soon, but everybody seems okay with a new Call of Duty being released each year, so when Valve does it it's somehow a crime?

I definitely am not. Played the original Call of Duty, then the sequel, and haven't touched any of the subsequent games. Two games was more than enough of me to tire of the heavy duty on-rails gameplay those games offer. I downloaded (yeah, pirated) the 5th one just to see how multiplayer was for a LAN party we were planning and it was uninstalled and deleted within a couple of hours. *shrug* Obviously some people are still gaga over them because they continue making them.

Add me to the list of people disappointed in the longevity of L4D. There's a good reason TF2 is getting so much more attention - it's an objective-oriented game with varied game types, not a game developed around a particular cinematic experience like L4D. Additionally, with the class-based system, it's a game where developing new and interesting content is intuitive enough that they can keep up the flow, improving the game without completely changing the original design.

That said, for all you people lamenting the lack of real DLC for L4D, what sorts of things can you imagine as DLC that wouldn't completely change or dilute the original experience? New weapons? More maps? More game modes? The problem as I see it is that even if you do add all this stuff, the end product will still revolve around the basic cinematic experience of zombie killing. The game was wonderful as a proof of concept and perhaps as a tech demo (AI director and all the other technology they improvised for the game) but once that novelty wears out there really is nothing left.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Trailer
12. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Trailer May 29, 2009, 15:05 Jow
 
since the first one was crap, I can't imagine any reason this one would come out all shiny and wonderful. Still, if you loved the first one... party on.  
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Trailer
2. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Trailer May 29, 2009, 12:44 Jow
 
The video has no gameplay, but it does have giant robots.

Wow, just like the original game.
 
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News Comments > TF2 Update, Free Weekend, Sale
17. Re: TF2 Update, Free Weekend, Sale May 21, 2009, 23:04 Jow
 
welp, speaking for myself, I LIKE earning them through the achievements. Most of the achievements are entertaining enough and I'm patient enough to wait for the unlocks. I just wish they'd stuck to their guns and given us an option of how we wanted to approach the unlocks, rather than making them independent of the achievements globally.  
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News Comments > TF2 Update, Free Weekend, Sale
15. Re: TF2 Update, Free Weekend, Sale May 21, 2009, 22:51 Jow
 
Something interesting in the changelog - apparently unlocks aren't tied to achievements anymore. I thought at one point they mentioned they were going to allow the people who enjoyed unlocking via achievements to still do and the whiners to get them by other means? Bah.  
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News Comments > TF2 Update, Free Weekend, Sale
13. Re: TF2 Update, Free Weekend, Sale May 21, 2009, 22:36 Jow
 
i generally don't play for a week or two after major class updates to avoid all the asshattery, and am planning to follow suit here as well as I'm expecting Retardo Nation with all the spies and snipers that'll be running around for a while. Looking forward to checking it out once the furor dies out.  
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News Comments > TF2 2 Sniper Spy Update
7. Re: TF2 2 <strike>Sniper</strike> Spy Update May 16, 2009, 09:16 Jow
 
as much as i hate hate hate spies, they badly needed a boost because right now it's way too easy to shut them down.  
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News Comments > TF2 Game Mode & Maps Planned
2. Re: TF2 Game Mode & Maps Planned May 13, 2009, 20:33 Jow
 
just wisdh they were able to come up with some l4d content that had the same oomph.  
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News Comments > L4D Survival Pack Tomorrow
2. Re: Left 4 Dead Survival Pack Tomorrow Apr 20, 2009, 21:22 Jow
 
question is, is anyone actually still playing?  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Demigod
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Demigod Apr 14, 2009, 13:33 Jow
 
This might be a great game in the end, but:

Developed by renowned gaming studio Gas Powered Games

“Demigod in many ways captures the combined spirit of two hit Gas Powered Games titles – Supreme Commander and Dungeon Siege

Definitely not a good way to pimp this title.
 
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