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Description Creator of the Neverwinter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://www.moddb.com/mods/eye-of-the-beholder-ii-ledgend-of-darkmoon
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > System Shock Video
2. Re: System Shock Video Mar 20, 2019, 10:59 Darks
 
Looks great and all, but the guy who is demoing this was driving me crazy at how he determines to do things. It was like watching someone who was unsure of themselves playing this demo.

Levels and environments all look original. Will be a lot of fun to get back into this and feel the nostalgia again.

 
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News Comments > More Gearbox Teasing
1. Re: More Gearbox Teasing Mar 19, 2019, 10:20 Darks
 
Taking bets they are putting Sam and the guy from Bullet storm in the new Borderlands 3.

 
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News Comments > Epic's Sweeney Calls Exclusives "PROCOMPETITIVE"
3. Re: Epic's Sweeney Calls Exclusives Mar 18, 2019, 10:40 Darks
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 10:33:
He should stop talking.

No kidding, every time he tries to justify Epic, it just makes them more of the villain.
 
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News Comments > The Division 2 Released
9. Re: The Division 2 Released Mar 15, 2019, 13:17 Darks
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 15, 2019, 13:09:
Darks wrote on Mar 15, 2019, 12:32:
Steele Johnson wrote on Mar 15, 2019, 10:34:
The enemy AI isn't quite there yet. Gonna give them some months before I pick this one up.

What? Your delusional. The AI is very cunning and will out flank you to get around you. I have no ideal what you are talking about but your clearly mistaken.

If still suffers from the same problems that Division 1 did. The Yellow Bar (High Damage/Bullet Sponge) enemies don't outright kill you because their AI is dumb and runs around taking cover and letting you plink at them rather then just rushing you and killing you since their TTK is a lot lower than yours.

In Division 1, the most challenging enemies were the Yellow Bar Shotgunners because they would just rush and shotgun you and were bullet-spongey or numerous enough where you couldn't kill them fast enough. I'm only level 6 in D2, but I've already seeng some signs of that. Big Tank guy is a joke because he moves slow. Random Punk Boss with a sub-machine gun is a lot more of a problem because he rushes you.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed D1 and am having fun with D2, but it still has the same problems. Bullet-sponge gangbangers are immersion breaking and ruin a lot of tactics you would use in a cover-based/tactical shooter.

This game still has the fanatics that rush you and there are still shot-gunners that will rush you to. its the guys with ARs and SMGs that will take cover and fight you from cover.

Really dude, whats wrong with the AI taking cover? You do to survive right?

OK, the boss yes moves around slowly, and for good reason. it gives you time to beak down his armor. and the guy is carrying a big ass gun with a backpack loaded down with Ammo.

I dont know if you ever served in the miliraty and had to carry a weapon and ammo. But ammo is not light. its heavy and a backpack with that much ammo in it will weigh you down.
 
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News Comments > The Division 2 Released
6. Re: The Division 2 Released Mar 15, 2019, 12:32 Darks
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Mar 15, 2019, 10:34:
The enemy AI isn't quite there yet. Gonna give them some months before I pick this one up.

What? Your delusional. The AI is very cunning and will out flank you to get around you. I have no ideal what you are talking about but your clearly mistaken.
 
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News Comments > BioWare on the State of Anthem
18. Re: BioWare on the State of Anthem Mar 14, 2019, 15:53 Darks
 
Creston wrote on Mar 14, 2019, 13:26:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 14, 2019, 13:12:
Creston wrote on Mar 14, 2019, 13:04:
Reading through the guy's post, I do agree with a lot of what he says. He's not being malicious or deliberately misleading people, I can see he sometimes misses a patch note (though interestingly enough it's always the big nerfs that get missed?), and he seems to genuinely want to help out.

It's a shit job he's got when you have to sit there, and try to reassure people that a giant turd is going to get better.

True, it's not like he's saying the wrong things, but like somebody else said, he's just the PR guy.

Also, I forgot, Borderlands 3(probably) will be announced on the 28th... if it gets released relatively soon after, Anthem could really take a beating. I'm guessing BL3 will be late 2019 if not 2020 though.

Yeah BL3 is probably Xmas 2019 I'd imagine. By that point it won't matter for Anthem anymore.

Division 2 launching tomorrow is going to fucking murder them if it's as good as early scuttlebutt is saying.


Actually, this might be a blessing in disguise for Anthem. It now at least gives them time to fix all the issues and hopefully add more content and fix the loot. Then in 6 months, everyone will come back to hopefully a better game.
 
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News Comments > BioWare on the State of Anthem
2. Re: BioWare on the State of Anthem Mar 14, 2019, 10:26 Darks
 
Well, at least they are giving it their full attention. I suspect though that his is going to take months to fix. Truthfully they should re-do all of Tarsis and move it out into the open world so you can walk out into the world and launch from there.

Make it all instanced so that you can also see anyone who is in your group. Get rid of the unnecessary load screens and make the game more viable.

Also make more missions, defend type and even an escort mission. But the game defiantly needs more variety of missions to fill in the gaps.
 
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News Comments > Windows 7 Gets (Some) DirectX 12 Support
12. Re: Windows 7 Gets (Some) DirectX 12 Support Mar 13, 2019, 15:11 Darks
 
Hanneth wrote on Mar 13, 2019, 13:25:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 13, 2019, 10:30:
Weird. Kind of surprising this got past the MS hall monitors considering they are shutting down support for Win7 in less than a year.

I don't think it is surprising at all. Most game companies are sticking with DX11, or changing over to Vulkan because a large portion of the hard core gaming user base is still on Windows 7. It is either start supporting DX12 on Windows 7, to a limited extent, or have everyone switch to Vulkan. Microsoft has no control over over Vulkan.

Unless of coarse Microsoft deiced to buy out Vulkan.
 
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News Comments > Phoenix Point an Epic Games Store Exclusive
31. Re: Phoenix Point an Epic Games Store Exclusive Mar 13, 2019, 12:25 Darks
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 13, 2019, 10:53:
Numinar wrote on Mar 13, 2019, 10:50:
Didn't you guys bust your multi client cherry with gog a decade ago? Why would this be a lost sale?

Epic's store is shit.

My problem with Epics store is how they are going about it. They are being very devious about how aggressive they are going after peoples wallets and offering these exclusive deals to developers by low balling the competition just to get their business on their platform.

Thats the main issue I have with this. If they were offering the game on both platforms, then thats great, but Epic has a devious agenda and thats the primary concern.

And BTW, The next developer to follow with be Humanheads new Rune 2. They just recently pulled pre-orders for the game. Its only a matter of time now until the announcement comes.
 
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News Comments > Warparty This Month
1. Re: Warparty This Month Mar 13, 2019, 08:37 Darks
 
The games not to bad, but the devs I think are going to get a lot of backlash on some design choices they are sticking with.

Especially the build Queues. Yea, they are sticking to their guns on only allowing you to Queue up 4 units at a time. That is just plain stupid. You have to constantly micromanage the build queues and keep re-queuing up units.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Mar 13, 2019, 08:23 Darks
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 23:18:
Bleh. Dead Space 2 is one of my favorite games, all time; Dead Space 3 I had to force myself to finish, just hoping it would get better.

Spoiler: it did not.

Dead Space 1 was (eventually) good on pc, but when I played it initially, the controls were horrid shit, so I mostly have bad memories of that game.

Did you get the DLL that someone made that fixed the Mouse sensativinty? That made a big difference with how the game played.

I really loved all three. and yes, 3 was good too, Coop was so much fun and it still was really hard and scary at times. Playing it Coop made the encounters way harder. and there were special areas created just for Coop.

https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/840-dead-space-mouse-fix/
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Mar 12, 2019, 12:42 Darks
 
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 10:23:
BiowEAr isn't going to give a shit about a blackout. They're completely, 100% fucking tone deaf over there.

I wouldn't say that, lets be honest. they have been fixing and implementing patches that the community has been complaining about.

I'm sure at some point they will open up the loot drops, this is not anything different then what Diablo 3 went though when it released and they are tight fisted with Legendary drops. Now it rains them.
 
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News Comments > Devil May Cry 5 Released
2. Re: Devil May Cry 5 Released Mar 8, 2019, 10:57 Darks
 
Xero wrote on Mar 8, 2019, 10:05:
Been hearing a lot of good things about this. I own one of the older ones in my Steam library and could not for the life of me get into it. Just too arcadey maybe with the combat?

I'm not sure but I used to have tons of friends who ate this stuff up when we were younger while I couldn't back then even. Definitely has it's fan following.

It's just one of those where no matter how good the reviews, it's just not for everyone...

I'm like you, I just cant get into that corny feeling combat. its just to Cartoony for me and defiantly an Asian thing in their games that I dont care for.
 
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News Comments > Siege of Centauri Announced
1. Re: Siege of Centauri Announced Mar 7, 2019, 21:14 Darks
 
Another lame release, Where is my Sins of the Solar Empire 2??

Damit Stardock, wtf!
 
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News Comments > Diablo on GOG.com, More Blizzard Classics to Follow
17. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Mar 7, 2019, 15:30 Darks
 
Kajetan wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 10:37:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 09:54:
Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune again on a modern system.
Dune 2000 works pretty good on modern systems. A problem is only the old 16bit setup on the CD, which does not like anything newer than Windows XP But you can use OpenRA or the GruntMods Edition of Dune2000.

Emperor on the other hand ... this requires some heavy patching.

Dune 2 hands down was the best of those games.

Seeing how Funcom now licensed the Dune IP, and they have Pertrolyph working on the new Conan game. I'm really hoping they also hire them to make a new Dune RTS game. Since this is the same group of guys from Westwood Studios that made Dune 2 and CnC
 
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News Comments > "Spiritual Quake Successor" WRATH: Aeon of Ruin Announced
18. Re: Mar 7, 2019, 15:27 Darks
 
Timmeh wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 13:11:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 11:18:
Are they retarded???

Can't they license id Tech or something to release something that at least looks like a real successor?

This crapfest looks more like a predecessor and not very spiritual either. Fuck off, 3D Realms.

The game looks awesome. It clearly is an updated version of the original quake engine. everything looks great in it. It doesn't even remotely look like a "crapfest". It doesn't look like a predecessor either you must have pencils shoved through your eye sockets..

The real question is, Can someone port over all of the original levels so it can use this newer engine and graphics.

That I'm pretty sure someone will try to do.
 
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News Comments > "Spiritual Quake Successor" WRATH: Aeon of Ruin Announced
4. Re: Mar 7, 2019, 10:26 Darks
 
Blues? I found these features that the game offers. You might want ot add this to your post.

Here are the gameís key features:

Explore a vast world shrouded in darkness, passionately crafted by the hands of expert Quake scene necromancers.

Traverse 3 hubs and 15 enormous, interconnected levels crawling with hordes of enemies, lore and ancient secrets.

Forge your path with an arsenal of 9 deadly weapons, each with multiple fire modes.

Know your enemy. Many horrors lurk in the shadows, thirsting for your blood.

Artifacts of great power lay hidden in the dark places of the world. Find them and dominate your enemies.

Powered by the Legendary Quake 1 Tech, WRATH is an authentic, classic FPS in every way.

Capped at 666 fps, WRATH will melt your soul and your Voodoo 2Ö But itís okay. Software Rendering is supported!

Create your own worlds. WRATH is built from the ground up to be easily moddable. Make your own levels, weapons and characters.

From day one, the very tools used to create WRATH will be available for all.

Gib your friends in classic Multiplayer modes, powered by the renowned QuakeWorld netcode.

Dominate the world of WRATH with 3 other companions in 4 player co-op, LAN or online!

Immerse yourself in a haunting soundscape born from the twisted minds of Andrew Hulshult(Quake Champions, Rise of the Triad, Dusk and Amid Evil) and Bjorn Jacobson (CyberPunk 2077, Hitman, EVE Online).
 
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News Comments > "Spiritual Quake Successor" WRATH: Aeon of Ruin Announced
2. Re: Mar 7, 2019, 10:12 Darks
 
It would be a shame if this doesn't have Coop like the previous Quake games do. Also, why go back and use the old engine when they could have opted to use something newer?

I get the nostalgic feel of it, but still!!

Update: Confirmed, 4 Players Coop.

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News Comments > Shadow of the Tomb Raider - The Serpent's Heart Slithers Out
6. Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - The Serpent's Heart Slithers Out Mar 6, 2019, 12:22 Darks
 
Xero wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 11:38:
El Pit wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 11:21:
Xero wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 10:38:
Based on the reviews, it seems like another quickie cash grab release or basically to "fulfill" their season pass commitments.

Have these DLC additions from season passes ever actually contained worthy content?

Like e.g. Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep? Or the Witcher 3 DLC? YES!

I can only vouch for Witcher 3 of the 3 you mentioned, but there is no way you can compare that with what has been given to Tomb Raider regarding the amount of content. The Witcher 3 I don't even consider a DLC but more of an expansion pack. It adds like an entire story and Blood and Wine added like another 15 hours or more of gameplay if I recall.

What I hear about these "tombs", they can be beat in nearly an hour or less. The content is non-substantial unless I suppose you never beat the game yet and can encounter them as you progress through the game towards completion.

I can say yes, they can be beaten in about an hour. I've played them Coop and they are fun.

But this is not that bad considering you get an hours worth for each of the three.

No different then the Strange Brigade DLC pack of three missions. Each of those also took an hour to get through.


 
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News Comments > The Division 2 Mobile Echo Experience (experience, experience...)
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